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    37 Handy Products You Probably Never Considered

    A floating drawer, wine aerator, and other things you'll wish you knew about sooner.

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    1. A handy mobile shelf that'll squeeze the most out of those teeny crevices in your home. You can store canned food, seasonings, hair supplies, accessories — anything really. With four wheels, this mobile unit is totally easy to move.

    Promising review: "Excellent storage space. I cleared up two kitchen shelves by moving items to this unit. Place heavy items on the bottom so that it is not top-heavy. The shelves are deep so it’s not practical to place short-size items. I used oatmeal boxes, cereal boxes, protein shakes, and my collection of gluten-free flours." —Shark

    Get it from Amazon for $30.46.

    2. A wall sconce with an exposed bulb that can be hardwired or easily plugged in. Either way, you won't waste floor space on a lamp. Hate the cords? Add a cover.

    A reviewer's sconce on a wall with pictures

    Promising review: "I installed this near my couch and it's the perfect, simple, industrial style that I am currently crushing on. Installation was easy and it looks great. I currently have an Edison bulb in it but I also like changing up the bulbs on this sort of fixture. This allowed me to remove a floor lamp that made the corner of the room a little crowded. I love using sconce lights in small spaces." —So Cal Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97+ (available in five styles).

    3. A silicone placemat which, thankfully, comes in neutral shades. If you're a parent but don't want primary colors oozing out of your dining room, try these.


    Plus, you can also get the matching bib!

    Promising review: "Biggest fan of all things Mushie. Love the neutral colors, cutest prints, and clean products. I already own several placemats (floral print, rainbow, and a pretty mauve/blush color) but I had to get this gray one too. Totally gender neutral, smooth, chic, and worry-free because it is clean, nontoxic, and made by a real mom. Happy to support a woman/mama-owned business." —Paul Kwon

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 17 colors).

    4. A minimal floating bedside drawer to put the finishing touches on a perfect bedroom. This is a great option if you'd rather keep your floor space clear.

    Floating bedside drawer in bedroom
    Etsy / Urbansize

    Promising Review: "I absolutely love my new floating bedside drawer! Beautiful construction. Solid wood. Fantastic paint. So functional and beautiful. I was amazed at how quickly it shipped from UK to eastern US. Three days! Very simple installation. I highly recommend this piece and Urbansize." —Denise

    Urbansize is a woman-owned small business based in London, founded by Sallie Agnihotri. It specialize in stylish furniture for small spaces.

    Get it from Urbansize on Etsy for $127.86+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

    5. And if you love that, you'll adore the floating media stand since furniture legs just add unnecessary visual weight in your otherwise clear space. Now you can hide game consoles, cable boxes, and controllers without spending $$$ on a credenza.

    The vintage brown console which has three open shelves and a closed center compartment

    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for in a product to free up floor space. Everything fits inside perfectly and the clutter is gone. The product arrived on time and met my expectations. I would definitely recommend for anyone that is looking to create a better TV accessory experience. Remotes and other small items can fit on top or side shelves. I get so many compliments." —Enjoyce

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    6. A wooden switch cover because it's the small details that really make a space feel like home. I get compliments on these all the time.

    The switch cover
    Urban Outfitters

    Heads up: you may need slightly longer screws to keep this in the wall.

    Promising review: "This is a really visually appealing switchplate cover. I would buy more if there was more variety foir sale." —Darlalm

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in two colors).

    7. A space-saving Murphy bed to look like a shelf during the day but transform into a comfortable bed when you need to rest. It's made of genuine birchwood, unlike most beds on the market., Lori Beds

    Promising review: "After researching several wall beds, my wife saw this one online which was much more affordable and still looked great. If you don't need the lifting mechanism in the more expensive beds, in other words, if you can lift the bed up yourself or with a partner this is a great option. Also, the directions and the video are so easy to follow, anyone can put this together easily in one day. I would recommend this bed to anyone looking for an affordable wall bed. This enabled us to be able to actually use our guest room for other things when we don't have any guests, which is almost all of the time." —T Pacitti

    Lori Beds is a small, family-owned and operated business dedicated to help people get the most out of their living spaces. They manufacture easy-to-use Murphy beds and have partnered with the Eden Reforestation Project to replant forests since 2016.

    Get it from Lori Beds for $799+ (available in two sizes, two orientations, and four colors).

    8. A set of amber soap dispensers so soothing to look at, you'll never want to keep branding in your kitchen or bathroom again. Plus, nobody will know you got your soap from the Dollar Store.

    The bottles with black pumps on a bathroom counter

    Promising review: "These are amazing soap dispensers. The amber glass is sturdy and strong, and the pump works great. They're easy to fill and they look so good on your bathroom or kitchen countertop. Highly recommend!" —Emily

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in five different pump colors).

    9. A versatile Fur Oil (remember, from Shark Tank!) that was destined to be used down there but works well anywhere that hair grows. People love this because it reduces stubble, razor burn, and ingrowns.

    the oil bottle
    @fur_you / Via

    Promising review: "I am truly amazed by how well and fast this works. I've put it on a few ingrown hair on my bikini area and they started getting better within hours. Put some on a pimple I had on my face and the next morning it was gone. I'm not sure what's in it, but it is magical!" —californiana

    Get the 0.5 oz bottle from Nordstrom for $28 or the 75 mL bottle from Amazon for $46.

    10. A fleece coat for chilly days when you want a layer that doesn't weigh you down. Reviewers got so many compliments on this; nobody will believe you got it from Amazon.

    A reviewer wearing the coat

    Promising review: "I knew that this plush look was on-trend. What I didn't expect was the luxurious feel of the plush. I have received numerous compliments on each outing. This was my BEST fall purchase, HUGE fashion impact for a very reasonable price." —DEANNA TENNISON BELER

    Get it from Amazon for $59.90+ (available in women's sizes XS—XXL and eight colors).

    11. A discreet flat outlet plug since you probably assumed they’re visually inescapable — wrong. Covering those cords really does make a world of difference.

    reviewer showing a before and after of a plug coming out from behind a dresser and then being hidden with the flat outlet plug

    Promising review: "This was very easy to install to hide all the messy wires. This is life-changing to create a nice, sleek space." —Martha Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in five different lengths/configurations).

    12. A fashionable Baggu reusable bag that can easily be stored in your purse for impromptu grocery shopping. If you've ever paid extra for bags because you left your reusable one at home, just get this. Plus, they’re available in a range of patterns!


    Get it from Baggu for $12 (available in 60 colors and patterns) or from Amazon for $12 (available in 14 colors and patterns).

    13. A set of nail wraps because gone are the days of polish spills and run over. To transform your nails in minutes, just peel, stick, and file them to your preferred shape.

    the press on nails wraps
    Pretty Fab Nails / Etsy

    Promising review: “Love these! Ordering more! They were as described and easy to apply. I did trim them a little with a scissor after I put them on but they’re really nice.” —Nettie

    Pretty Fab Nails is a Latina-founded/owned small biz that has been creating nail wraps and stickers to empower women from Florida since 2020. The mission is to provide professional-quality nails in less time and without the high expensive!

    Get it from Pretty Fab Nails on Etsy for $5.99.

    14. Some simple yet sleek spice and pantry labels you can put on glass jars to completely streamline your kitchen and make it feel like The Home Edit was there.

    The labels on jars
    Real and Vibrant

    Promising review: "These labels are beyond my expectation! I'm totally in love with the way they look. My pantry looks so organized and modern. I’m in love and will definitely purchase from this shop again!!" —Sandra Yzaguirre

    Real And Vibrant is a woman-owned small business. When cook and author Sapana Chandra was looking for a way to organizer her spice drawer, she just decided to create her own durable, beautiful, and modern labels. She's been selling them on Etsy since 2020. This bundle has labels for both spices and pantry items — you can see what is included in each set in the description for the item. And if there are labels not included that you're interested in you can always custom order the spices or pantry labels you need.

    Get the set from Real + Vibrant on Etsy for $30.06+ (available in 20-, 40-, or 80-packs for both spice and pantry sets, plus in four sizes for spices, and three sizes for pantry).

    15. An eco-friendly plant-based walnut scrubber sponge just in case green and yellow aren't your speed. Sponges love to fall apart, but this one is strong enough for the grimiest surfaces.

    the walnut scrubber sponge
    Public Goods

    Promising review: "I will NEVER go back to cheap dish sponges! Wow, I was so impressed with the quality of this product and how effectively it cleans and scrubs off my dirty dishes. Price is amazing, quality is perfect, and it's sustainable!!" —Monica U.

    Public Goods is a small biz founded by Morgan Hirsh. The business offers a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. The membership is free for 14 days and then $79/year.

    Get it from Public Goods for $4.75.

    16. Some velvet slipcovers to upgrade your couch in minutes rather than wait months for a brand new couch. It even comes with straps so they won't slide around every time you get up.

    Reviewer before/after of their couch with the pink velvet slip added. The after pic shows couches that look brand new and completely different.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $41.49+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    17. A five-in-one wine aerator that'll instantly take your wine from "eww, who brought this 🤢" to "mmm this is so good 😯!"


    Promising review: "These are amazing! I bought one in New York at a winery not thinking it would change my life but it did! This is the perfect topper so you can put your wine back in the fridge on its side and not have to worry about it spilling. It was a great aerator, too. You don't need all the tools when you have this little guy. I bought three in total. One for my mom, too!" —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $8.86.

    18. A set of honeycomb organizers that any card-carrying member of the Beyhive should seriously consider using in their office.

    The honeycomb organizers with paperclips, push pins, and other office supplies
    Ewart Woods

    Promising review: "My husband loved these so much for his desk! The perfect little addition. The best part is how quick Ewart Woods answers questions." —Sharon Katz

    Ewart Woods is a small business based in Riga, Latvia. They specialize in woodworking and aim to bring functional and well-formed wood design to the world.

    Get it from Ewart Woods on Etsy for $9.21+ (available in four sizes and three materials).

    19. A pack of colorful cable clips to make sure your desk looks like one and not a cobweb of electronic cords. Tie them back easily with these for under $10.

    The cable clips

    Promising review: “These are fantastic clips. I already had some, but I needed more for our daughter’s desk. It’s crazy how glorious it is to not have to grab the cord from behind the desk — again. I stick them on the back of the desk to not harm the top." —C's Mommy

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.99.

    20. A satin-lined Hairbrella that'll protect your precious tresses from the elements. It's designed with moisture-wicking fabric, an adjustable band for voluminous hair, and a UV visor.


    Hairbrella is a small, Black woman-owned brand that "empowers women to conquer the world without worrying about their hair."

    Get it from Hairbrella for $39.99 (available in ten colors).

    21. A set of Avarelle rounded or extra-large patches so slurping the gunk out of your pores becomes utterly painless. These spot treatments work overnight so you can wake up pimple-free. If you have a habit of picking blemishes, these could help you change that.,

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Everyone should have these on-hand for a stubborn zit when you really need them." —Caitlyn

    Get a box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49 and a box of 8 extra-large patches for $8.50.

    22. A handy watering funnel to take the drips and splashes out of your watering day and make it much less messy.

    A person pouring water into a plant with the funnel
    Animi Causa

    Get a set of three from Animi Causa for $14.99.

    23. A natural air-purifying bag for anyone who finds that "new car smell" and other artificial scents overwhelming. If you have a sensitive nose, this sack will absorb everything without giving you a headache.

    The sack in a cup holder in a car

    Promising review: "I have no idea how these work, but they put anything stinky to rest. I purchased these and one in kitchen and the other in a “new” 13-year-old car we just bought. Within 24–48 hours all odors are gone and it just smells clean and fresh (reminds me of Dasani water?). Love the linen packages, makes this look less 'industrial' and blend in better. They come in a three-pack, one is saved and stored in a sealed plastic bag, for later use." —Ellen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.95+ (also available in packs of three and five). Learn about more ways to use these deodorizing bags in our Moso charcoal bag review!

    24. A pair of chic blue-light-blocking glasses to take a load off of stressed, sore, and burning eyes caused by staring at a screen all day.,

    Promising review: "OK so I love these glasses so much! The quality is even better than I expected. They are simple enough to go with everything while still being so fashionable. Not to mention my migraines have decreased since I started wearing them. 10/10 would recommend." —Micaela P

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98+ (available in eight colors).

    25. An satisfying earwax remover for those harboring candles worth of ear wax in their heads. Finally, a way to safely unclog your ears without damaging your eardrums.


    The kit includes the washer bottle and three disposable tips. It's disgusting yet, satisfying.

    Promising review: "I’ve suffered with wax buildup for the past few years, and it became a routine to go to the doctor every three to five months to get my ears cleaned. It was a total hassle, and the price of having to go to the doctor that frequently for such a small thing adds up. I finally bought this and I’m so glad I did. Now I clean my ears monthly with this product, and I no longer suffer with impacted earwax. I can’t recommend this enough to anyone who deals with wax buildup. It may be gross, but this really helps." —Lisa and Fiona

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    26. A clip-on sauce holder because juggling sauces while trying to drive isn't exactly safe. Sauce stains on seats ain't it either 🤪.

    The sauce holder

    Just clip it onto your horizontal dash vents and start snacking.

    3D Printed By Brian is a Texas-based small business.

    Promising review: "Love this little gadget! Got the yellow so it would be easier to find the dipping sauce while driving at night! Also found a bonus use for it...holding a waffle cone while the driver gets settled in to drive!" —Ann

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $7+ (available in two sizes).

    27. A silk-lined beanie to prevent your delicate strands from breaking off while rubbing against rough, dry surfaces.

    Grace Eleyae

    I have Afro-textured hair and I've been using this product for years. My hair is never hard or dry when I take it off at the end of the day.

    Grace Eleyae is a Black woman-owned business that makes pillowcases, caps, and other hair accessories.

    Promising review: "Excellent quality. First used the cap while walking on the beach on a cold windy day. Cap kept me warm and the satin lining protected my natural hair from the ocean spray. Highly recommend! I was so impressed that I purchased additional caps as gifts." —Deborah G.

    Get them from Grace Eleyae for $24 or from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    28. A pack of Sugru to fix that frayed charging cable that only works in a *very* specific position. This moldable glue sets overnight into silicone rubber that's safe to use.,

    Sugru is waterproof, heat and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold 4.4 pounds.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest product EVER — it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, but its many colors made matching a breeze! I’ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers don’t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldn’t recommend more highly." —Fawn Force

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    29. A smart light alarm clock because the iPhone alarm is way too aggressive and it's probably why you wake up annoyed. This'll *gently* rouse you from your slumber with light and peaceful noises.

    A person using the circular, illuminated lamp

    Promising review: "This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that's challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts, and I have not needed the snooze function yet. It does help that I put the lamp on a tall dresser across from my bed (also eliminating triggering the overly sensitive snooze function that other reviewers mentioned). All of the wakeup sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30–60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep. It is a significant investment, but it has been worth it." —MsEdinger

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    30. A Yeti Rambler mug with double-wall vacuum insulation, meaning less trips to the microwave to reheat the drink you made in the morning.

    A person drinking from the mug

    This dishwasher safe mug is really wide, so you can put soups and oatmeal in there too. It comes with a lid, is dent-resistant, doesn't sweat (genius!), and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This mug is great. It's incredibly sturdy. I like how wide the handle is compared with similar products. This was my boyfriend's favorite mug to use in his garage until I stole it to use at work! I imagine this would be great to bring camping, too. I recommend also purchasing the lid with the slider to prevent splashing and to slow down cooling." —Samara434

    Get it from Yeti for $29.99 (available in 14 colors) or on Amazon for $29.98+ (available in 13 colors).

    31. A fan favorite oil migraine relief stick to kick those headaches to the curb, and it's just small enough to fit in your pocket.

    BuzzFeed / Katy Herman, Buzzfeed / Yi Yang

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over the counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Hear more about one BuzzFeed writer's love of his product in our migraine stick review.

    32. A set of silicone reusable bags that are temperature resistant, which means you can pretty much do anything with them. Marinate? ✔️ Sous vide? ✔️ Store leftovers? ✔️ Hold snacks? ✔️ They can go in the dishwasher, the freezer, or the microwave! AND they are airtight and latex- and BPA-free!


    I own a couple of these bags and really love them. I've stored veggies and other leftovers and have also used them for steaming. They're durable and easily washable, too.

    Promising review: "These are great - I've used them for everything from holding snacks and small items while backpacking to storing frozen food and leftovers. I like that you can boil these, it makes it really easy to take veggies out of the freezer and cook them right in the bag. Easy to clean in the dishwasher + a bottle brush when needed." —Cassandra

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes and nine styles).

    33. A set of heel caps to preserve your favorite heels even though somebody just had to have their wedding on grass. Gone are the days of sinking in sand, dirt, and grainy surfaces.

    The heel cap

    Promising review: "I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. First, I walked outside in thick grass, and the wedding photos were taken in a mushy grassy area. I didn't sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. My heels were fabulous. I then decided to leave them on for the rest of the night since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. So glad I tried them. I was showing them off to the other ladies, and everyone loved the look of them." —J. L. Dossey

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes).

    34. A Fridababy three-step cradle cap system since your infant can't exactly tell you they have cradle cap. This combination silicone comb will ever so gently shed most of the dry skin off of your baby's head and it has 13k 5-star reviews to prove it.,

    Promising review: "A must-have for newborns. My 6-week-old had bad cradle cap and this brush worked miracles. I wish I had it from birth. We have continued to use this brush even though the cradle cap has gone and it does wonders on the scalp and keeping the hair looking healthy. Highly highly recommend. Plus, my baby enjoys the gentle scalp massage from the soft bristles." —LM01

    Get it from Amazon for $14.88.

    35. A viral TikTok toothbrush holder and dispenser to dispense the perfect amount of toothpaste every time, while keeping the bathroom counter clean and clear.,

    This bad boy includes a toothpaste dispenser (that'll squeeze out every last ounce!), four cups and holders, and a place to store your toothbrushes.

    Promising review: "To All MAMAS: A TRUE MUST-HAVE from a mama who KNOWS!!! Every household with kids should have this thing, actually EVERY HOUSEHOLD, REGARDLESS! No more finding toothpaste everywhere but down the sink drain, no more throwing half a tube away because of lost caps. Insert your favorite brand in the dispenser and voila! Simply press your brush against lever and a perfectly portioned dollop every time. When it’s time to rinse, grab one of the four cups that are hidden in the top and bottom of this little masterpiece. Rinse your brush, open the storage compartment, hang brush, and shut lid! Bristles are covered and protected from the wide array of germs that like to inhabit bathrooms." —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three colors).

    36. A jumbo clothespin hook so you can stop doing towel origami just to fit them onto a single rack. With this, each person in your house can have a dedicated hook.

    three jumbo clothespins hanging on a wall holding towels
    Barwood Shop / Etsy

    The handmade wooden clothespins come from Barwood Shop, a small custom home decor shop run out of Adirondack, New York.

    Promising review: "OMG! So much fun. Unique and functional! Easy to order, arrived as advertised and on time. Made everyone who has seen it smile! I call that a win :-)" —Doris Morgan

    Get it from Barwood Shop on Etsy for $28.97 (available in seven finishes).

    37. A jar of The Pink Stuff, a rockstar cleaning paste that'll erase the abstract mural that you never commissioned for your wall. See how it did with Sharpie marks?! Bananas.

    Promising review: "If you have little children this is a must-have cleaning product, I have little artists in my house who’s biggest canvas is my walls and white doors! I have been scrubbing and trying products for over a year to get Pen, pencil, paint, and even permanent marker off walls and doors. First try with The Pink Stuff it came right off! I’m talking all the way off! Rust rings on our white tub that were there when we first moved in GONE! The oven which I thought was black inside is actually a pretty blue color! Cleaning the inside of that oven was a breeze minimal scrubbing and it’s shiny and clean! Can not wait to try it on other things in the house!" —Trisha Mulholland

    Get it from Amazon for $8.74.

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