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    29 Things From Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    A drip catcher, power scrubber, and more things that reviewers are buying over and over.

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    1. A laundry-detergent drip catcher because detergent is expensive and this will keep you from wasting a drop.

    laundry detergent containers with the drip catcher on them

    All you gotta do is snap it into place, attach it to your favorite detergent, and you're good to go. It's easy to clean too!

    Promising review: "Holy cow! Why didn't I think to make this!? This thing is probably the most helpful thing I own! I despise how liquid detergent is in these huge tubs with a spigot. It has to lay on its side and it ALWAYS drips down on to whatever is underneath. It's so frustrating! However, this fixes that problem! It easily just slides on the tub and holds firm. I use it on the All tub, but I would imagine it would work with any standard size tub. I keep the cup sitting on the little shelf and it catches any drips. So no waste!" —Rachel L. White

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A tin of Cerépil blue wax beads that'll [gently] snatch whatever is growing under your armpits. Like seriously, this patented wax did NOT come to play.

    A person with hairy armpits used the wax to remove it all —their armpit is completely bare

    Most reviewers use the Gigi Wax Warmer ($31.96 on Amazon) to heat up the beads! You'll also need applicator sticks ($4.02 on Amazon for a pack of 100).

    "My frequent trips to European Wax Center was costing a lot of money, so I decided to get serious about self-waxing. I purchased a soft wax that you use with the strips, and then this. I really had a hard time getting my armpits done with the strips. They peeled off my skin, and required multiple passes. It hurt so much, and I was sure I'd never be able to do it. Last weekend, I decided to try the hard wax, and it was so easy that I just started waxing other parts of my body like my legs, upper lips, bikini area, and stomach strip. I did multiple passes, and it handled it all perfectly. I'll reserve this wax for my face, and underarms since I got no discomfort, and so far no ingrown hair using this wax. I will definitely be repurchasing." —JinxPhoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Still not convinced? Check out, "Thousands Of People Swear By Cirépil Wax For Painless Waxing And Saving Money."

    3. A Stila correcting serum to cover up whatever havoc life wreaked on your skin. A winning combination of green, peach, and lavender pigment cancels out hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and uneven skin tone.

    Promising review: "I am so in love with this product! It really corrects and evens out my skin a magic primer. It's the first step and everything that follows is completely easy. You don't have to worry about blending your makeup, because this already does that for you. It's a bit pricey, just like other Stila products, but truly, a little goes a long way. You will only need half a pump per use." —sarah paulson

    Get it from Amazon for $36.

    4. A steam microwave cleaner to disinfect your microwave and soften caked-on food in just seven minutes —without toxic chemicals.

    Pour vinegar and a pop of lemon to the tool then turn on the microwave. The steam will soften the dirt and stains for an easy clean you could only dream of.

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran this one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. I highly recommend using it (more often than once every six months) for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

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

    5. A foaming lavender bath that'll turn you into the Abominable Sudman while soothing your spirits with pure epsom salt.

    reviewer covered from neck to toe in bubbles soaking in a deep bath

    While you're in that extra deep bath, you might as well go all out and add some bubbles.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff soooo much. I have had some rash issues on my fingers ever since I got a full body rash from Downy Unstopables (the worst product ever!!) and had to take prednisone to get rid of it. Ever since I started regularly soaking in the tub with this, I have had hardly any flareups. Something about the ingredients in this particular combination makes my skin sing. Plus, it smells amazing and provides top-notch bubbles. Worth every penny."—Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    6. A Radha rosehip oil to tell your pimples, *Ludacris voice* "MOVE, GET OUT THE WAY. This amazing oil soothes active breakouts, reduces redness, and minimizes the scarring that comes with them.

    To wake up to renewed, healed skin, reviewers used this right before bed.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. My skin has virtually no breakouts, appears smoother, and feels smoother now that I use this. I’m 32 and still get cystic acne, been on Accutane twice, and nothing worked. I’m so happy BuzzFeed had an article about it, I’m sold! Yes, its pretty oily, but it soaks in. I use it in the a.m. as my moisturizer and at p.m. before bed. It has a yellow tint, but fades after soaking in. I highly recommend it." —Emily Jacob

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems".

    7. An all-weather cotton robe for strolling around the house post-shower or whenever you don't feel like wearing clothes.

    A reviewer wearing the robe in black

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this robe! I was hesitant about the type of fabric, and whether it would keep me warm or not. I wear a robe DAILY, to keep me warm around the house. It’s a perfect length, comes up to my knees (I’m 5’5) so it’s perfect to kneel in and not tripping on it when you get up. The fabric is soft, not plushie soft, but like cotton soft and it keeps me warm. Which is surprising for how lightweight this is. I wear this so often, I wanted to get another one to have on hand when the other is in the wash." —Wendy Pham

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in women's sizes XS—XXL and six colors).

    8. A cordless spinning scrubber so you can remember what your floors look like when they were first installed. It works on tubs too!

    Reviewer's tile floor smudged and dark all over with small circle of scrubbed floor beside an after photo where the entire floor is so clean it's a different color

    You're getting an extendable pole and four styles of brushes too!

    Promising review: "I have several health issues and can no longer get on my hands and knees to scrub the floor, and this thing is unreal! I am SO glad I got this — it really made cleaning up so much easier!" —W. Shores

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in two styles).

    9. A wool cardigan for pulling off that Zoom professional look from the only clean corner of your house.

    A model wearing the cardigan

    Promising review: "This sweater exceeds its item description. It is a light sweater perfect for use during chilly periods in late spring, summer, and early fall. I wear a small shirt and the medium size fits me perfectly, including the sleeve length, so one probably needs to order a size up. I take it with me whenever I’m eating dinner in a restaurant. This sweater makes a cold, air-conditioned atmosphere comfortable." —Fred

    Get it from Amazon for $40 (available in sizes XS—3XL and six colors).

    10. A silky lined beanie to prevent your delicate strands from breaking off while rubbing against rough, dry surfaces.


    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.

    Promising review: "These sleep caps are great! Super soft satin lining to protect natural textured hair and never having to worry about it sliding off while you are sleeping. Ended up buying three more for family members." —TeeWill

    Get them from Grace Eleyae on Amazon for $23.99.

    This business is Black woman-owned.

    11. A wood scratch cover for covering up imperfections and signs of aging on your precious wood furniture —no sanding necessary.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how well Old English works! I recently purchased a home where a dog previously lived and had horribly scratched the woodwork. I thought I may have to sand and refinish the woodwork around two doors. Old English saved me a lot of work! " —Behold Behold!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82 (also available for light woods).

    12. A sweater to wear around the house and become the most comfortable sweater you'll ever own. It washes well and has pockets 😏.

    A reviewer wearing the sweater

    Promising review: "This is super cozy and stylish. The material was heavier than I expected. It fits great." —Heidi Schiewe

    Get it from Amazon for $22.88+ (available in women's sizes S—XXL and 22 colors).

    13. A set of wool dryer balls that'll dry your clothes more quickly and cut down on waste, since you won't need dryer sheets.

    the wool dryer bars on a blanket

    My dad swears by these because they reduce static.

    Promising review: "I have been using these for over year now and I absolutely love them. I only use four in my dryer and they have reduced the time it takes to dry clothes. I did not add a scent to the balls so I sometimes throw a dryer sheet in with the balls. They make a soft thud sound while drying. I have given them as gifts to all of my sisters-in-law and they love them." —P. King

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A dishwasher magnet because there's nothing more annoying than having to run the dishwasher again because someone accidentally mixed dirty dishes with the clean ones., Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this because my mother has dementia and she kept putting away dirty dishes. And believe it or not she has actually been using it and it definitely has been working! So I highly suggest buying this for parents or someone you know who has a similar problem!" —Raquel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in two colors).

    Also, check out a version that's completely silver without the red or green for $19.95.

    15. A Squatty Potty because alas, toilets were not designed with our digestive functionality in mind. This'll take the stress off of your muscles so you can do your business with ease.

    model wearing clothes sitting on a toilet with their feet propped on the stool-like squatty potty

    Since I started using these, going #2 has been much easier.

    Promising review: "I've struggled with the #2 for the last couple of years. I've gone from Defecating Toxic Avenger to 'Dear GOD! I feel like I'm passing the Twin King Guardian Statues.' It's been a sphincter nightmare. No matter what I tried: prunes, more water, high fiber, Taco Bell, even White Castle — nothing was working. Usually, in a three-week interval, I'd get very sick and spend three to four hours going to the bathroom nine or ten times. After my sphincter would be tender and I'm damn near positive if this had gone on, it would be the end of me. Then I saw this. Decided to go ahead and plunk down the $25. By day two of using it I started to feel better and my cramps were gone. I swear to god, when I go on my next road trip, I'm taking the damn thing with me, and IDGAF if my friends laugh at me. This damn thing may have saved my health and possibly my life." —DJ_Malsidious

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Not into the white plastic look? Check out a ghost acrylic version.

    16. A B Uniq purple hair mask for zapping those brassy yellow tones in just five minutes! Your hair will love its deep-conditioning properties too!

    A reviewer with brassy blonde hair before using the mask // The same reviewer with ashier hair after using the mask

    Promising review: "Let’s be honest, for an at-home hair product that takes five mins in the shower, this mask kicks ass! I’m so mad I didn’t take before-and-after pictures. But I went from a yellowy bleach blonde to a cool icy blonde in just four minutes! Badass! Next week I’m going to leave it in just a little longer to get a couple of those stubborn brassy blonde highlights out, but seriously for an at-home $25 hair treatment, you can’t beat it!" —Shelly K.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    See how a v similar purple shampoo works in "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo."

    17. A Coty Airspun face powder for minimizing fine lines and blurring acne scars for under $10. Plus it comes in two shades!


    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have been consistently using a more expensive powder for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m. I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the other powder and is 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in seven shades).

    To learn more, check out "This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless."

    18. A V-neck sweater because the best time to wear a cozy sweater is all the time, or whatever SpongeBob said.

    A reviewer wearing the striped sweater

    Promising review: "This sweater is everything I expected. Lightweight but warm. So soft and comfortable. When I took it out of the package I thought it was going to be too small but I tried it on and love the fit. It's roomy enough to wear off the shoulder and the length is perfect! I will order in more colors!" —Jami N

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in women's sizes XS—XXL and eight colors).

    19. An air purifier because you'll be surprised how dirty your air is without it — especially if you have respiratory issues or allergies.,

    Promising review: "I can breathe clearly now, the dust is gone! And not just the dust, my neighbors smoke (not cigarettes) and they live below me and it comes up through the walls and floors and it instantly makes my entire apartment smell. Within minutes of putting this purifier on the smells goes away almost instantly. I was amazed. It was also extremely easy to assemble because there was no assembly! Not only was the smoke smell an issue, I've noticed when I'm cooking it takes away that smell as well which I love. I also noticed when I wake up in the morning I can breath better (I think there's mold in my apartment). Anyway, this product was exactly what I was looking for and worth the price. It even comes with a cute little nightlight if you need it!" —Cristina

    Get it from Amazon for $78.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. A crewneck wool sweater because it's timeless, comfortable, and screams ~smart casual~ 🤓.

    The sweater

    Promising review: "I actually bought this for myself. I hate the quality of materials they use in women's sweaters these days, so when I can find a quality product such as this sweater and immediately buy it. Merino Wool is one of the lightest, softest wool I have purchased. I wear sweaters under dress suits quite often and because they look classy. Merino wool satisfies all these criteria. I certainly recommend Goodthreads and their product. The packaging was perfect, the sweater was bagged in plastic and shipped flat, therefore no wrinkles. It is a smooth knit, no pulls, snags or pilling. I have already worn it and am now enjoying its warmth and feel. I highly recommend the product to women as well as men.... for a man it is the perfect weight to wear over a shirt and under a sport coat for fall and winter evenings... or even to the office." —JUDITH THOMAS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in men's sizes XS—3XLT and 14 colors).

    21. A bottle of pet earwax that uses patented enzymes to clear your four legged friend's 🐶 ears. It's nontoxic, nonirritating, and veterinarian-recommended.

    Promising review: "My husband and I just adopted our cute puppy, Winston, from the humane society. When we adopted him his ears were unfortunately pretty dirty, but after using this ear cleaner today his ears are so clean!! I'm so amazed at everything it managed to get out. Our puppy's ears look so much better now! I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a dog." —AmazonLurker

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. A transparent window fly trap because wiping off fly guts is disgusting and now unnecessary, thanks to this thing.,

    Promising review: "Gross yet effective. We live in the country with animals so we have lots of flies. I did not want to hang a fly trap but caved when I saw this. I feel it’s not as noticeable as others and is easy to hide and works very well. Easy to hang and does not leave a sticky residue when removed." —Tina

    Get a pack of 12 pieces from Amazon for $8.99+.

    23. A eucalyptus and lemongrass shoe spray for anyone with extra pungent piggies who doesn't want their shoes to smell like them.

    A reviewer holding the shoe up to their nose

    Promising review: "This product is exactly what I needed to finally get the stink out of my beloved 6-year-old leather Birkenstocks. I used the spray and let it sit overnight once they had dried off. Not only did it take the old, smelly Birkenstock sandals the final mile of deodorizing, leaving them stink-free, but it went the extra mile and left them smelling fresh. I wish I had this back when I was living in a dorm." —Emy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    24. A strong scraper because, believe it or not, at rust *does* come off and you can reclaim your expensive cast-iron skillet.

    Promising review: "I have been told I cackle wildly when using these. Where there used to be frustration and curse words, there is now glee and sweet satisfaction. Scraping pans, tins, and tray sheets has become a breeze since I bought these. Originally bought for my cast-irons, but the other cookware wanted in on that nonscratch, sweet sweet scrape action." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    25. An electric bottle opener so you don't have to embarrass yourself or ruin your kitchen trying to crank open a stubborn bottle of wine.

    reviewer lovingly holds up electric opener that is silver and cylindrical in shape.

    Promising review: "My old one finally broke after about 10 years of accelerated and VERY CONSISTENT use! I am buying another one because I loved it so much. I don't need the neon, pretty models that do all sorts of extra stuff. I just want my darned wine opened, and pronto. I am happy to report this opener is even easy for the wine opener operator to use after consuming many, many, bottles of wine in one evening. Just put it on the bottle and push the button and the cork is removed. Then if you have any left over energy and motivation you push the button in the opposite direction and the cork pops out of the opener." —CG

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder because having a dedicated space for your keys means you'll actually be able to find them.

    A minimalist cloud magnet tacked to a wall holding two sets of car keys

    You don't have to put holes in the wall to use this.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest way to hold keys ever! And it was mad easy to install: peel and stick. I don’t know how I ever survived just using a hook instead of this cute magnet cloud. Excellent housewarming gift too. I now take it with wine as a gift for any friends/family moving." —Clemmie C.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68.

    27. A UV50+ handy sports umbrella that'll protect your skin and clamp onto surfaces, i.e. no more losing feeling in your arms holding an umbrella upright.

    A reviewer showing off the umbrella that is clipped to their wheelchair

    Promising review: "Take note of the umbrella shape.. It's not round and will cover the legs while sitting in a wheelchair. Hardware tightens securely and moves easily between equipment. Spines of umbrella are strong but fold conveniently into the included bag." —sheila

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

    28. A renter-friendly privacy window film so you can stop giving your neighbors a free peep show. It's easy to install and UV resistant ☀️.,

    Read more about why we love this rainbow window film.

    Promising review: "This window film is just STUNNING! I used it for the bottom half of my windows on my main floor for added privacy, so I don’t always have to keep my curtains closed! I wasn’t expecting all the beautiful colors the film presents throughout the day. It’s like having crystal prisms all over the house and it changes from minute to minute! Applying it is also very easy, I recommend getting the application kit that is recommended by Amazon." —Stacy M. Ambrose

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in nine sizes).

    29. And a waterproof case because the seal on "waterproof" phones wears down more quickly than you think and it's *probably* not covered by warranty.

    reviewer in poncho excitedly poses in front of niagara falls with phone in pouch around neck

    Promising review: "Very pleased. Bought two cases to take to Niagara Falls and they worked perfectly! I have an iPhone 7plus and my husband has a Google Pixel XL. The cases fit each of our phones without any trouble and we were able to use our phones with ease. Our phones stayed completely dry!" —Maggie Duncan-Augustt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in 15 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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