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    43 Useful Things For Anyone Who's Determined To Get Their Life Together

    A Bracelet Mate, AirPod cleaner, and dog vitamins to upgrade your lifestyle.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Bracelet Mate so helpful you'll be frustrated you didn't buy it sooner. It holds your jewelry in place so you can stop playing Marco Polo with the clasp.

    Model using the tool to put on a small bracelet by themselves
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception, so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99

    2. A foot file so your jagged feet can stop catching on your very expensive sheets. Plus, walking around with that tight dry skin isn't exactly comfortable. Avoid all of that by using this every once in a while.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth
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    Promising review: "I'm not one to talk about my feet. I've had circulation problems for years that are just now resolving and that has lead to deep calluses on the heel of both feet. I bought this on a whim as I have tried other products in the past with no luck. Twenty minutes later I'm touching baby-smooth skin where there used to be deep cracks and rough, broken skin. This thing is a miracle worker and if I could rate it 10 stars I would." —Gully176

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A set of shoulder-protecting pads in case your bra straps cut like butcher knives.

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    Promising review: "This product is what I expected. I am satisfied. I have trouble keeping my bra straps on my shoulders, but these really work great." —Peggy Barbee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    4. A StirMate automatic pot stirrer as good as having an extra hand in the kitchen. This'll keep that sauce from clumping while you're preparing large meals. Having one of these on hand during the holidays makes a world of difference.

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    The device self-adjusts to fit pots from 6–12 inches in diameter and 3–9 inches in depth. The motor will stir for up to 13 hours per charge and then only takes 30 minutes to recharge.

    Promising review: "I love this device. It will slave over the stove stirring your soups, sauces, and candies all day without a complaint or tiring. Now I cook things that I enjoyed serving and eat but hated all that stirring. No more burnt pots and ruined recipes due to under-stirring. It’s a little costly, but once you use it, you will never be without it. I may even buy another one to handle all of my stirring. This would also make a perfect gift." —Steve Bruss

    Get it from Amazon for $57.55.

    5. An asymmetrical vanity desk that holds your stuff with a little extra flair. If you have a smaller bedroom, you should seriously consider buying this.

    The product holding makeup, a mirror, and a desktop
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The design of this piece is wonderful and so practical. A beautiful, modern vanity with storage, as well as the perfect writing desk or computer desk. Works out fantastic for doing hair and makeup to homework and crafts. I'm very happy with this purchase." —Lorri Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    6. 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.

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    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.

    7. An indoor storage bench perfect for those in desperate need of extra seating and a place to store towels, magazines, or other things you don't feel like displaying.

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    Promising review: “Great buy. I thought it would be flimsy since it was inexpensive but that's not the case. I have received many compliments and feel secure when I sit on it. I use it for the foot of my bed and it matched perfectly with my charcoal fabric headboard. This ottoman has exceeded my expectations.” —SARAH

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four styles, two sizes, and five colors).

    8. A compact file cabinet to give your important documents a permanent home. Unlike most file cabinets, this one doesn't look like it came straight out of the 1980s.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this because of the size, and I am pleasantly shocked at the available storage in this little cabinet. It is well constructed and seems pretty sturdy. It has four casters, two of which are locking, and one smaller caster located on the bottom drawer that you will need to install (VERY EASILY DONE). Also comes with two keys to lock up your items." —Brian Hutchens

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in six colors).

    9. Some elegant spice and pantry labels with timeless, easy-to-read typography so going through your pantry isn't as stressful.

    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).

    10. A pair of wireless sleep headphones in case playing music aloud at night disturbs your partner. Listen to your favorite sleepytime stories or music as you drift into the deepest sleep of your life.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around their ears
    Amazon

    The headphones connect via Bluetooth and have 33 feet of wireless range (meaning your phone doesn't have to be right next to you). The controls are on the forehead, which makes it comfortable for back and side sleepers, and they are made to block out ambient noise.

    Promising review: "I usually never write reviews, but, hot damn, these are a game changer! I sleep on my side and the speakers are comfortable to lay on. My only criticism is that the control panel should be padded somehow because it can get uncomfortable on for forehead/hairline area, but not so much that you can't fall asleep/renders them unusable." —Monique Vego

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors). 

    11. A set of cube shelves because they're an amazing open- and closed-storage solution. I use mine as an entryway console. Just put a few baskets in there to style your mess!

    reviewer's cube shelves being used for a coffee and snack station
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    Promising review: "I am crazy about these. I've had them for years and use them as a TV stand and leave one vertical piece out so I have a spot for my Blu-Ray player and DVR. It's still nice and sturdy. The fabric drawers never hold up well for me, but I have cats that think these are here for their claw-sharpening needs, so that shortens their lifespan dramatically (of the drawers, not my cats!). I finally came up with a solution and made drawer 'fronts' with extra peel-'n'-stick vinyl floor tiles I had, some decorative heavy-duty paper, and some knobs. I just attach them via the knobs to the front of the fabric drawers and voilà. The cats leave them alone and I love love love how it looks. Now the front stays nice and straight even when the fabric drawer behind it is bloated and warped. My DIY artsy-fartsy crafty side is loving how customizable these can be. So many ideas! My TV weighs 67 lbs and these have no problem supporting it. I do recommend securing them to the wall especially if you're in an earthquake-prone place like me. I have about four of these throughout my home. They are amazing space savers. I get compliments on them all the time and can't recommend them enough." —messy

    Get it from Amazon for $32.45+ (available in eight sizes and seven colors).

    12. A teeth-whitening pen that you can use up to ~20 times to take your teeth from Rasputin to Joel Osteen. Apparently, it may even work faster than whitening strips.

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have only used the two original pens that I purchased and can already see an improvement. I am older than 60 and drink coffee daily and red wine weekly." —vicki houska

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.90.

    13. A bottle of Drop It that'll really help with hangovers by removing sulfites and tannins from wine. Start maximizing fun and minimizing the consequences!

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    One bottle can help keep you headache free for up to 55 glasses depending on how many drops you use.

    Promising review: "I drank wine one night and did not use the drops. WOW, my IBS hit me like a knife! This proves that they really do work. I wish I had an option to give this product 10 stars!!!! I have had IBS for several years and last fall my IBS went into overdrive, after trying to figure out what was possibly causing it I realized that I have been drinking more red wine then usual. I researched it and sulfates in wine are known to irritate people with IBS. I put five drops in a glass of wine and stir it with a spoon; it does not change the taste of the wine. My youngest daughter also has IBS. I had her try it and it also cured her sulfate issues. I thought that I would have to give up wine, but no more!!!" —Keywest

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A grooming rake because matted dog hair is, like, the worst. Loosening fur has never been easier, thanks to rounded pins that fully rotate. Your dog will love being brushed with this!

    Reviewer photo of a husky sitting next to a pile of fur that's almost as big as itself and has been removed with the rake
    amazon.com

    This brush is specifically designed for pooches with thick, dense fur or double coats.

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing 7 stars, but 5 will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped instead of getting spread out and floating around like with the blade-style Furminator. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier. Check the photo to see what 20 minutes will get you." —pvfjr

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A helpful cooler light to spend less time bobbing for soda and more time enjoying a refreshing drink. It shuts off after 20 seconds to help maintain the battery life.

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    One charge is good for 60 hours of white light and up to 31 hours of red light.

    Promising review: "This little cooler light is awesome! Gone are the days of 'Honey, will you come hold the flashlight while I dig in the cooler?' It attached very easy; just peel and stick while making sure to keep the lens pointed down toward the contents of the cooler. The adhesive seems to be very strong and should stick for good! The light is motion activated and only turns on when you open the cooler and shuts off automatically when you close the lid, or after about 20 seconds of the lid being open. The light is super bright! It clearly lights the entire contents of the cooler! This was a great purchase and I have recommended this to my friends." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80+ (available in two colors).

    16. A cruelty-free vitamin C serum so effective, it dramatically reduces inflammation in mere days. This has earned over 44,000 5-star reviews for a reason, it's not just hype.

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    Promising review: "I never thought that I would find a serum that didn't just irritate my skin. I've spent WAY more money on fancy serums just to have them purge my skin and leave me red and angry-skinned. This stuff is amazing. It isn't sticky or heavy. I used it every day, and it's still lasting me forever. I'm in love. I'd give it 10 stars if I could." —Makayla Fryman

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. A pack of AirPod cleaners you probably didn't know existed but thank god they do. Few things are more embarrassing than offering a wax covered AirPod to a friend. Just push the square into your AirPod, peel it off, and enjoy the nastiness.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I never usually write reviews but this is an exception. I've had my AirPods for over a year and when the sound quality was diminishing, I was afraid they had a short life expectancy and I would need to get a new pair! Even after using cotton buds to clean the AirPods out, I thought that was enough until my friend said there's stuff built up and hard to see, but there was nothing able to get it out! Enter this product — it literally took five minutes to clean each earbud effectively and instantly the sound quality was as good as new! Loud, clear, less trouble connecting to my phone, etc. I really suggest giving this product. You don't need a full square to clean them, so you can pull a piece off or reuse a square with a side you haven't used! SO happy I found a solution!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 12 from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in a pack of 24).

    18. A tonsil stone remover that's not nearly as terrifying as it sounds and can solve your bad breath. Fully equipped with a built-in LED light, this makes identifying and removing the stone super simple.

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    Promising review: "Saw it, read reviews, got it, and am 100% satisfied with how this kit works for removing tonsils stones!" —Ed

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98 (available in two colors and in a multipack).

    19. 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 $10.59+ (available in four sizes and three materials).

    20. A pet hair roller because wearing black and having pets doesn't have to be a struggle. If someone with allergies is coming over, definitely run this on all of your surfaces.

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If I could give this product 6 stars, I would. My husband and I use it almost every day. We have three furry dogs and six fluffy cats, which makes for A LOT of hair. We were using a lint roller before we bought our ChomChom Roller. The lint roller didn't work very well and had to be replaced. We have had our ChomChom Roller for months and it still works just as well as it did when we first got it. We can actually invite our friends over now without worrying about all the pet hair." —Morgan Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    21. And a pack of individual pet hair removal sheets that are super portable in case you missed a spot.

    A reviewer's black clothing in two photos: covered in white pet hair on the left, and completely hair-free on the right
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    Promising review: "Best. Pet. Hair. Removal. EVER! This is better than any lint roller, vacuum, ANYTHING! We have two dogs (sometimes three when my daughter visits) and two cats, so we know about pet hair. These remove large quantities of hair in one application. Very easy to use. I have taken a love seat used by our cats for the past few years, cleaned it with BrazilianMat, and have repurposed it for my study. Before BrazilianMat, I was considering throwing it out because I could not get all the pet hair off. I am ordering more today." —Krista L. Cooper

    Get a pack of 25 sheets from Amazon for $9.99+ (also available in larger packs).

    22. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara for stretching those lashes with minimal transfer and smudging. As you can see, it really does make a huge difference and you don't even need extensions.

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    Promising review: "Love this mascara! I’ve used the 'best of the best' designer, super-hyped, ultra-popular mascara available and NOTHING compares to this stuff! I don’t even bother using a lash curler anymore! I buy two at a time so I always have a spare (yes, it’s that good!!). I highly recommend this particular mascara...it goes on effortlessly, it lasts pretty much all day, and the price — I feel like I’m almost stealing it! I’d give it 10 stars if I could!!!" —chulaboola

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement to relieve your sweetie from itchy skin and other ailments that may arise. All it takes is some probiotics to improve your dog's immune system, digestion, skin, coat, and more.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine...nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats...he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get it from Amazon for $26.97 (available in two versions and two sizes).

    24. An odor-eliminating spray just in case you'd rather not explain why your home smells like pet urine. Erase the smells in mere minutes with a spray that feeds on ammonia left in pet excrement.

    The spray bottle
    Amazon

    Rocco & Roxie is a family-owned small business named after the Magleby family's pets Rocco, a labradoodle, and Roxie, a former shelter tabby cat. They make a variety of pet supplies, including cleaners, treats, grooming tools, accessories, and toys.

    Promising review: "Very hard to find ANY fault in this amazing product. It's easy to use and smells very fresh! I have a rug under our dining table where our chow likes to tinkle pretty regularly. I was cleaning with a steam carpet cleaner at least once a week — and avoiding the rug altogether most of the time — but the smell never went away and neither did our chow, even after using Arm & Hammer carpet deodorizer! But a few sprays of Rocco & Roxie Stain & Odor Eliminator and POOF! Smell is ALL GONE and chow has lost interest. I give this product 5 STARS but it honestly deserves more than that! Will buy again for certain!" —ICH

    Get it from Amazon for $19.93 (available in two sizes).

    Check out our in-depth Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator review.

    25. A set of bed bands to retire from playing Whac-A-Mole with the corners of your sheets — those with deep mattresses know the struggle. Finally, you can keep your fitted sheet taut with minimal wrinkling.

    The underside of a mattress with a fitted sheet being held on by a bed band
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets, I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four pack sizes, five colors, and two sizes).

    26. A Thaw Claw because we've all forgotten to defrost something before mom got home. Suction it to your sink, fill it up with water, nestle the food underneath, and watch it defrost seven times faster.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A package of frozen meat would have taken at least two days to thaw in the fridge. I used this for a 2-pound package a couple of days ago, and the meat was thawed within 90 minutes. One of the most practical kitchen gadgets I own." —Llda Schellhase

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in four colors).

    27. A pasta-measuring tool for knowing exactly how much pasta you're using every single time. No need to freestyle measurements by holding it in your hand when you can rely on this instead.

    The tool with four differently sized holes to measure pasta meant for one, two, three, or four servings
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver. I used to make more pasta than was necessary. Now I can make the perfect amount of pasta without looking like I’m trying to feed a whole army." —ashting

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    28. A modern USB alarm clock so you can wake up on time and charge two devices without needing a million extension cords. With this, the chances you'll forget to charge your phone before bed are extremely low.

    A reviewer's alarm clock with two devices plugged in
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love love love this clock...sleek and definitely a statement piece. Alarm is subtle. It will definitely wake you up; however, it will not scare the bejesus out of you. Love the extra ports on the side to charge other things with it." —Meika B.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59+ (available in six colors).

    29. Or a vibrating alarm clock for those who feel their phone alarm tone is a bit abrasive. Jolting out of REM sleep ain't it. Vibrations can rouse you just as effectively without disturbing the whole house.

    Person getting out of bed early without disturbing sleeping partner
    Amazon

    Plus, if you have trouble waking up in the morning, this alarm can be VERY loud *and* shake the bed, so even the heaviest of sleepers will be woken up.

    Promising review: "This alarm clock has been a lifesaver/marriage saver, LOL! My husband wakes up for work super early, and every morning, he would wake myself and my infant son up with his obnoxious alarm clock! I started to look into a vibrating alarm and decided on the Sonic Bomb to use the vibration feature only, and let me tell you IT WORKS, and IT'S AWESOME!!! If you need a tactile alarm clock, I would definitely recommend the Sonic Bomb!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $34.29+ (available in six colors).

    30. A silk dress to throw on for coffee meetings that you won't be itching to take off after 30 minutes. I can literally wear this all day, and the color is exquisite.

    A model wearing the dress
    Quince

    Promising review: "It is a really pretty dress. Fits fine maybe a bit big on me so maybe size down if you like it more fitted. You can dress it professionally with heels and a cardigan or casual with sneakers. I had a super-minor problem with the dress and Quince sent me a brand-new one; they sent it so fast I didn’t even see the email from them. 10/10 customer service. Just order the dress you won’t regret." —Evelyn S.

    Quince is a small, woman-owned brand dedicated to making quality, luxury clothing at an affordable price. They make great sleepwear, bedding, outerwear, jewelry, accessories, and more.

    Get it from Quince for $59.90 (available in women's sizes XS–XL and three colors).

    31. 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.

    32. A mid-century modern plant stand to give your plant more sun exposure *and* make your room appear more spacious.

    A person's plants sitting in the stands
    declutterd

    I hate that plant stands are so pricey. So, when I found some for $30, I purchased three. Now I own five because they look great and have never given me any problems. I like that they expand to grow with my plants. Declutterd ships very fast and the customer service is great, too. I recommend these stands to anyone who wants to dress up their plants a bit.

    Promising review: "Love that these are adjustable and take the guesswork out of trying to find the right-size stand. I bought them in a pair and will be getting another pair soon. Super simple straight out of the box, and I love the light wood coloring, too. Big fan of minimalism and the idea of decluttering, and was able to buy these used, which makes me extra happy." —Stephanie D. Shaw

    Declutterd is a small, Chinese-owned business founded in 2018. They sell quality plant accessories such as pot and stands at affordable prices.

    Get it from Declutterd for $29.

    33. A set of bedsheet detanglers that'll save time by helping your linens dry faster and neater. The days of attempting to configure your mangled sheets are over, thanks to this simple hack. Since these dropped, laundry hasn't been the same.

    hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer
    Amazon

    Plus, they're BPA free, reusable, and created by a small business during the pandemic. 

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work — well, I can absolutely confirm this does! I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, but they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    34. A universal nail polish bottle holder to give you a little more control (and less need to move around) so your nails won't look like they were painted by a 5-year-old.

    A reviewer with the product on their hand
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This item is genius! It works great when painting my nails. The seller sent an email giving some pointers for how to position polish with odd shaped bottles. I'm glad they did because I generally use OPI and was having issues with the bottle staying in place. Pulling up one of the leaves works perfectly. They also provided a picture, which I have attached." —MRusso 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 18 colors).

    35. A 100% natural soy Pet House candle that's specifically designed to take care of pet-related smells. Now Fido's presence will be announced with a bark and not a stench.

    reviewer pic of their pup lying on the ground with the clear glass candle between their paws
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "No buyer's remorse here! I will buy this candle again and again and again... OMG! Love! I bought the Lilac Garden, wow, it smells amazing!! I bought due to us living in our RV after selling our home and waiting for weather to allow us to move up north. We have a few dogs in this small space, ugh, by golly, you walk in the door now and smell fresh-cut lilac, candle style. Most definitely will order again. I would gift it to a friend for sure — that's if I don't keep it for myself instead LOL!" —2XArmyDrills

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 27 scents).

    And read one BuzzFeed editor's full Pet House Candle review here.

    36. A digital tape measure to take the guesswork out of DIY and home improvement projects by telling you exactly how large something is. It's pretty easy to read, too.

    The thin square tape measure with digital reading on top being used to measure a piece of wood
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This saves soooooo much time and is so exact. I put a chair rail in my daughter's room, and I did not have to keep going up and down the stairs to remeasure as I’ve done in the past. The saw only had to cut precise measurements and angles once. Love it!" —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 or the Grommet for $29.95.

    37. A rechargeable lighter because butane lighters are low-key dangerous, they blow out, and they can't be recharged. This lighter is wind-proof, splash-proof, and has a safety lock.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "We've bought several of these, and they work better than expected and are so much more efficient than the disposable butane lighters. They're easy to charge and light candles almost as fast as butane, but last many times longer." —Seussbd

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    38. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint — it merges with your skin to produce plush, kissable lips that are just bursting with color.

    reviewer wearing the coral link ink and holding the product
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very pretty color. Lasts a long time, doesn't smudge when dry, and when I think I need to reapply, I can just put a new coat over it and looks good as new. Love it!" —Shawn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in nine shades).

    39. A grooming glove because you were gonna pet them anyway, might as well brush them while you're at it. The gloves have nodules everywhere to really give your baby a brand-new look.

    A collage of review images showing how much hair the glove removes
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn't too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exactly right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I'm going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!" —DSP

    Get each glove from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in a left-handed style).

    40. A self-watering, self-aerating planter to minimize mold and fungus by aerating the soil. If you forget to water your plants, this'll take some of the pressure off of you.

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    Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring!

    Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

    41. A bottle of tea tree oil proves that simpler is better in a lot of cases. Since it's an anti-fungal, tea tree oil works wonders for itchy, dry scalps, acne, and endless ailments.

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    Tea tree oil was the simple solution to so many of my 4c hair woes. My scalp was very sore and itchy for months. I would scratch until I broke skin and my hair was not growing well in those places. It was gross. Then, I started diluting tea tree oil with castor oil and massaging it into my scalp. A year later, I can't recall the last time I had an itchy scalp. That may be because I started mixing this tea tree oil into my shampoo, hair butters, and anywhere else I can add it. I even use it as a spot treatment for acne. I cannot speak highly enough about tea tree oil; I've purchased it over and over.

    Promising review: "I used the tea tree oil for stimulation in my scalp, for hair growth. I feel the tingle when I use it and have been experiencing hair growth. I have 4c hair, and tea tree oil is great for my hair type. I like using products with tea tree oil in it. I use the oil by itself to add to my conditioners and other hair products. I would recommend this product if you are trying to promote hair growth or if you have any of the type-4 hair textures." —Marie M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    42. A 6-in-1 MacBook adapter since the people over at Apple Inc. took away all of your precious ports so they could charge you an arm and a leg for adapters. This'll read your memory cards and charge your USB 3.0 devices and USB-C items...for less than $20.

    a slim adaptor with extra ports than comes with the mac
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    Promising review: "This USB hub made working from home with my MacBook easy and painless! It's lightweight and easy to use. It aligns perfectly with type-C holes, and it's not too thick. Overall a good purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    43. A set of multipurpose silicone mats to reduce your chances of burning the surfaces in your house if you forget to turn off your flat iron. It's also perfect for handling hot dishes, gripping jars, and a million other things.

    Hot tools resting on the silicone mat
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    Promising review: "I use these all the time! I leave one in the microwave to pick up hot bowls, and the small one gets used as a multitool: trivet, handle grabber, jar opener, and lid. They clean up really well, but can get stained in the microwave (popcorn oil, for instance)." —Aryoch

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95+ for a two-pack (available in six colors and two designs).

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