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    26 Cheap Solutions To Expensive Problems

    Just a couple of ways to fix life's most annoying problems — all for under 50 bucks.

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    1. A polishing kit to make foggy headlights look as crystal clear as they did when you first drove it off the lot.

    2. A pair of bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers so you can go sockless and never have to worry about your shoes emitting an unpleasant odor.

    3. A jewelry cleaning solution that will have your precious stones shining brighter than the sun.

    4. A pack of elastic fasteners because there is nothing more annoying than having to get up in the middle of the night to fix the sheets when they slip off the mattress.

    Reviewer photo of elastic fasteners on bed sheets

    5. A scratch remover to fix the scuffs on your car for 10x less than what a mechanic would charge.

    6. A bra strap extender so you never have to throw out your favorite bras when you're in between sizes.

    7. A pair of high heel caps because if you're a fashionista on a budget, the bill from the shoe repair shop could cost more than the shoe itself. Save yourself the money and the trouble!

    Photo of black studded high heels with high heel caps on them

    8. A bottle of fabric dye to zhuzh up your worn and washed out (but still favorite) pair of jeans. It comes in 30 different colors and can be used on shoes, accessories, and bedding. Bye-bye unsightly bleach stains!

    Reviewer before and after photo of jeans using Rit dye

    9. A pack of generic melamine sponges that reviewers say are a dupe for the beloved Mr. Clean Magic Erasers — but for wayyyy less.

    10. A pair of silicone hooks to keep your frames perfectly perched upon your nose without needing to raise a finger.

    Photo of model wearing silicone hooks on glasses

    11. A beauty spatula that doubles as an applicator. Never again will you have to trash what could easily be five more full face applications of product.

    12. An electric knife sharpener because dull knives can make it harder to cut through meat and vegetables. Put this in your cart to cut your cooking prep time in half.

    13. A terra-cotta bear to keep your sugar soft and separated. It can also be used on other baked goods (like cookies and cakes!) so they taste like they just came out of the oven.

    Photo of jar of sugar on table next to terracotta bear

    14. A 4-in-1 cleaning brush that works magic on suede or nubuck. This keeps your Ugg boots looking like they're fresh out of the box with just a few quick swipes.

    15. A pack of fenugreek-infused sheets to preserve your produce — because you just receiving that coupon code for a delicious pizza pie from Postmates, so the fruit will not be eaten right now.

    16. An essential oil stick that may naturally soothe and ease pain from migraines using a blend of coconut, peppermint, lavender, and spearmint oil. It's small enough to fit in your purse or you pocket. Just pop it out when you need relief and rub it on your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck.

    Reviewer photo of essential oil stick in hand

    17. A ring size adjuster to keep your ring in place and save you a trip to the jeweler.

    Photo of model wrapping ring size adjuster on ring

    18. A pack of leather cushion inserts for the shoes on final sale that you just couldn't pass up even though they were a little too big. These let you comfortably strut around in style.

    Photo of model placing leather cushion inserts in shoe next to four leather cushion inserts

    19. A drain snake to easily unclog your drains yourself before having to call in the (expensive) professionals.

    20. Draft stoppers that'll keep the cold air in during the summer, plus the cool drafts out during the winter. It also blocks out noise and unpleasant odors all for under 10 bucks.

    Photo of draft stopper on door

    21. A pack of Affresh cleaning tablets to remove lime and mineral buildup that can leave yucky residue on your glasses, plates, and silverware.

    22. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights for late-night trips to the bathroom or unexpected power outages. May you never stumble in the dark again.

    23. A temporary tooth replacement kit that lets you shape and insert a realistic replacement while you save up for the real thing.

    Reviewer before photo of missing tooth and photo of after using the temporary tooth replacement kit

    24. Tiny braces to correct ingrown toenails and relieve pain in less than a week!

    25. A purple shampoo for hair that's starting to look dull and brassy. The purple pigment simultaneously tones down the yellow and brightens your locks so your true hue can flourish.

    Reviewer photo showing the change in hair after using the shampoo two times

    26. Facial razors to touch up your eyebrows and remove facial hair. The results are baby smooth skin that allows for a flawless foundation application.

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