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    30 Things From Amazon That Reviewers Actually Swear By

    A mattress vacuum, back scratcher, and other things you never knew you needed (but definitely do).

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    1. A mattress vacuum because you probably didn't know it existed and now you're wondering WHY 🥴. There's dust and dirt camping out in your mattress rent-free, making you sick, but this'll suck it all out.

    Promising review: "So I brought this for originally for my son who gets really bad allergies to dust. At first we didn't know what was causing this until someone told me to check our beds and furniture. Even though we change our bed sheets regularly, there will be dust left over. So I decided to give this a try and they were right! I couldn't believe much mites and dust there are. I took my time cleaning everyone's bed and our sofa, which was easy to use and light. My son haven't had a reaction in a while for means this product works for my family!" —Lisa

    Price: $129.99

    2. A minimal power strip that blends in with your existing plug and keeps the cords from cluttering up the room.


    Promising review: "Did y’all know they made these?!? Okay, I was moving some furniture around in the guest room and my beautiful bride just wasn’t happy with how far the dresser stood out from the wall because of the TV plug. She said there has to be some way to fix that in this day and time. Know what? She was right! I did some searching on the old internet and found these. I put it on the outlet behind the dresser and shoved it into place. Just so y’all know, the wall plug is indeed flat and it’s designed to cover the whole plug when you use it. Please don’t ask me how thin or thick it is, cause I already put it behind the dresser and I dang shore ain’t about to pull it out to measure it for someone’s question. Just know that it’s flatter’n a bug in a windscreen and works great!" —James P.

    Price: $23.95+ (available in three sizes and with or without surge)

    3. A pack of pantry moth traps so you can free your family from the tyranny of teeny, tiny, annoying bugs nobody has time to catch.

    many moths on glue trap

    You can get clothing moth traps here.

    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds — it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck, and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well. The only complaint I have is that my cat got herself stuck on one in a desperate attempt to kill some moths herself. Though that is more of a complaint with the stupidity of my cat and not the product. With a little complaining and vegetable oil she came free with only a little fur missing." —Taylor

    Price: $15.97

    4. A jewelry-cleaning pen that'll make your bling shine like the Hope diamond in literal seconds without all the scrubbing.

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen

    Check out my colleague's review of the Diamond Dazzle Stik to get more deets.

    Promising review: "I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list and now I literally I sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Consider me a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $6.39

    5. A super effective lint brush to excavate the deep, dirty, mess clogging your vents (and therefore, your lungs).


    Promising review: "I clean my filter faithfully every time I use my dryer! This was what I collected after not cleaning BELOW the filter for 2.5 years! Who knew below the filter! Can we say ‘fire hazard’!" —Anne Jacobs

    Price: $7.95

    6. A posture corrector, because you've probably started to slouch through the workday. This brace is made of breathable, machine-washable fabric and works whether you're sitting, standing, or lying down.

    A reviewer with a hunched back without the corrector / A reviewer with a straightened back with the corrector

    The brace is unisex and fits chest sizes between 30 inches and 43 inches. Start by wearing it for 20 to 30 minutes and then increase to a maximum of two hours.

    Promising review: "I've been working from home for the past four weeks. I could feel my posture suffering and strain on my back. I purchased this item and it arrived within two days. I've been wearing it for almost a week in 15-minute increments and already feel like my posture has improved. This product helps to train your mind and your muscles into keeping your shoulders back, even without the brace on I've consciously noticed my posture to be better when I wasn't thinking about it. Don't go back to work looking like a hunch back when all of this COVID-19 stuff is over, get you one of these instead." —KACEY

    Price: $18.99

    7. An in-drawer bamboo block for keeping dangerous knives out of sight and out of children's reach.

    An open drawer with the bamboo block installed

    Promising review: "I love this product! Keeps my knife drawer organized and makes it easy to find the one I need because I keep them in a particular order. I purchased the one that holds 12 and now I wish I went with the 16 because I do want to add more knives to my collection. There is enough space to grab the knives comfortably. It would be fantastic if there was a slot for scissors and a cleaver somehow but overall, very satisfied with the product and plan on purchasing another." —Zoe

    Price: $26.42+ (available for 12 or 16 knives)

    8. A discreet bidet, because we all know toilet paper was in short supply last year. This booty shower will also clean you up, but with less waste.

    The bidet on the toilet

    Promising review: "Being the typical American, I had been suspicious of bidets since I saw my first one on Crocodile Dundee. However, as I age, my dexterity at 'taking care of business' has gotten compromised, and I worry about having that 'not so clean' feeling while also having to use too much toilet paper. (There's a shortage, after all!) I saw a product like this on social media and did some research and ultimately chose this one. When it arrived, it sat in the box in my bathroom for over a month waiting for me to overcome my embarrassment and ask someone in my family to install it for me (which took about 10 minutes). I approached the installed product cautiously at first and experimented with proper butt placement. After a few adjustments to my sitting technique and a huge puddle of water when one of my grandkids decided to see what that knob did, I am happy to report my tushy is as clean as if I just got out of a shower. I highly recommend this product. In fact, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it!" —Lisa Walker

    Price: $29.99 (available in two finishes)

    9. A very handy boot hanging file because boots were made for walking, not storage —until now. Say goodbye to floppy, creased boots by hanging them in a specially made pouch.

    The Whitmor Hanging Boot File

    Promising review: "This product is AWESOME! I didn't have any trouble fitting my tall boots (1-2 inch heel knee-high boots), and only had trouble with them falling out if I tilted it too much one way or the other. Otherwise, they fit in the pockets perfectly. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone wanting to organize and store tall boots in their closet. I bought two of them — one for my tall boots and one for my and my husband's cowboy boots. LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!!!" —WisconsinMom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.34 (fits three pairs of boots).

    10. A statement peel-and-stick wallpaper to jazz up a plain room. If you're looking for something more minimal, check out the Tempaper Store.

    A bedroom with the wallpaper

    Promising review: "This wallpaper was so easy to use. You can remove and restick pretty easily. The paper itself was so pretty. It’s a matte finish and I just love it! Great price too. I ordered four to fit one accent wall. I had about half of a roll left over. I found it easier to roll down on the wall and the cut to fit versus cutting the paper first. Worth it for a big statement with minimal cost." —Jessica Beckett

    Price: $29.93+ (available in three colors).

    11. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that may help take the strain off of your eyes when you're staring at screens all day.

    A reviewer's blue light glasses, the case, a wipe, and a thank you note

    Promising review: "Love this pair of glasses! I have a wide face so the oversized is just perfect on me. I wear them when I work on my computer and I have noticed less headaches. So it works! I’m very pleased with my purchase and I highly recommend this item." —Mademoiselle B.

    Price: $16.98+ (available in eight colors).

    12. A sherpa-lined hoodie because your partner probably "borrowed" most of the ones you already own.

    A reviewer wearing the hoodie

    Promising review: "I was looking for a warm sweatshirt I could wear around the house instead of cranking up the heater or wearing a jacket, and this is absolutely the best sweatshirt I've ever worn in my life. It is warm. It is thick. It is roomy through the shoulders. It is long enough. Its front pocket is in the right place, and doesn't pull the shirt out of place when you put a phone in it. The sleeves don't have the sherpa lining (probably good so it's not too bulky), but they are still thick and warm. The sherpa-y part is thick enough that I feel confident wearing it sans bra (and jacket) to the grocery store. My life is definitely better for this sweatshirt being in it." —T. Cobbs

    Price: $28.80 (available in men's sizes XS—XXL and 13 colors)

    13. A back massaging stick because physical contact is in short supply these days. With this, you can guarantee all those hard-to-reach places are covered for the first time in forever.

    reviewer uses s-shaped device with knobs

    Promising review: "This tool has changed my life!!! There is not a pressure point on my body that is not tender. I no longer have to wait for somebody to massage me to get relief!! I literally use it every day. The pain that I had before was so debilitating. There were days when I couldn't function because I was in so much pain from muscle tightness. I am having tremendous relief now. Words cannot express how grateful I am to the person who designed and came up with this concept. This tool has enabled me to take the first steps in taking back my life! I leave it sitting next to my bed and the first thing I do when I wake up is hit the pressure points on my shoulders and neck before I even get out of bed!! No more waking up stiff and staying stiff!!!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the inventor of this life changing tool!!!" —alisa g.

    Price: $29.95 (available in three colors)

    14. A crewneck tunic you can even wear as a dress if you buy it slightly oversized — this classic also pairs well with leggings.

    A reviewer wearing the crewneck

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it. The shirt is super soft and great quality. The neckline is not too tight and the hem is a perfect hi-lo fit. The sleeves are also the perfect length, they don't want to bunch up in your armpit. Just ordered this in two other colors!" —Alli

    Price: $17 (available in women's sizes XS—XXL available in 12 colors)

    15. A fermentation kit that turns mason jars into tiny vessels you can fill with all your hopes and dreams (pickles and kimchi).

    Amazon, Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    The kit comes with four multipurpose lids, fermenting caps, an extractor pump, and a recipe book. To use it, you'll need your own mason jars. The caps work by allowing carbon dioxide to escape without letting oxygen enter and ruin your jars.

    Promising review: "I have been fermenting with the fermenter tops from this company for several months now and am very pleased. It makes fermenting so easy! I ordered the kit with the infuser basket and am loving it. I made kombucha tea and put raspberries in the infuser basket —delicious! I'm looking forward to trying more of the recipes that are included with My Mason makes. If you want the value of fermented foods that are economical and super easy to make I recommend this product." —Linda Baker

    Price: $33.99

    16. A 15-piece bartender kit because, there's never been a better time to learn how to make your favorite drinks at home.

    The bartending kit, stand, and several mixed drinks

    Set includes: an 18-oz cocktail shaker, double jigger, straight straw, bend straw, strainer, opener, stopper, two spoons, two pourers, ice tongs, bamboo stand, booklet, and a brush.

    Promising review: "I am trying to build my new hobby and learning to make cocktails in this lockdown period. I bought this cocktail shaker set and really enjoying making different cocktails. This set comes with a cocktail recipe book as well." —DR

    Price: $28.99.

    17. 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

    Price: $8.50 for a box of 40.

    To learn more, check out "These Satisfying Acne Patches Deserve A National Holiday, Change My Mind".

    18. A cushioned foam acupressure mat and pillow set that's a gamechanger for people with chronic back pain, headaches, or muscle fatigue. Try using it before bed to get better quality sleep 😏.,

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Yes, it can hurt, especially on those really tight areas, but I love it anyway. You can feel the blood start racing through your body, great for circulation. Takes a few minutes to adjust your body to the right position when lying on your back. I lay on it in all different ways. Pull your legs up when on your back to get the middle of your back and spine. I love standing on it — the hip area hurts but I do it anyway. If you're really a trooper, kneel on it. I use it almost every day and I only wear underwear when I use it. This was a great price and it came with a bolster pillow. I've ordered more for friends." —K***y

    Price: $21.99 (available in 14 colors)

    19. A B Uniq purple hair mask for zapping those brassy yellow tones in just five minutes! Embrace your renewed platinum tresses with minimal trips to the salon aka less $$$! 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.

    Price: $29.95.

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

    20. A pair of cute UV sunglasses that cover all the bases as far as glasses go while being effortlessly chic. Heart eyes.

    The glasses

    Promising review: "These are my favorite glasses. They’re comfy, fashionable and hold up with my everyday use." —Candice

    Price: $20.99 (available in six colors)

    21. A tgin Miracle Hair Mask so you can rescue your hair from the perils of heat damage! Give your hair some TLC and find out why naturalistas swear by this treatment.

    A reviewer with loose heat damaged curls // The same reviewer with tighter curls after using the hair mask

    Promising review: "I recently took my hair out its protective style after wearing one for 10 months. I knew my hair needed some tender loving care. I love TGIN products so I was eager to try this new line. I needed to do a protein treatment and my hair was in need of repair. I was impressed with how my hair felt after leaving it in my hair for about 10 minutes. I followed it up with the hair mask within the line. My hair looked and felt revived. So I will continue to use this throughout the month. Worth the money." —Jenita M

    Price: $7.99+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A baby towel and washcloth set that are honestly too cute not to buy, and at the price? Please 😩.

    reviewer photo of the set

    Promising review: "It seems like new parents sometimes forget about extra things like bath sets for their new baby. Carters always has high quality baby products, and this set is no exception. It is very useful with plenty of pieces to use, and the soft towels are a generous size." —N.B.

    Price: $19.79 (available in two colors)

    23. A Radha rosehip oil to make your pimples run disappear. 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

    Price: $14.95

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

    24. A tin of Cerépil blue wax beads for [gently] removing hair if that's your jam. 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 ($28 on Amazon) to heat up the beads! You'll also need applicator sticks ($3.79 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

    Price: $25.99

    To learn more, check out "Thousands Of People Swear By Cirépil Wax For Painless Waxing And Saving Money."

    25. A jetted tub cleaner for flushing out soap scum, oil, and other nasty stuff building up where you can't see it. In less than 20 minutes, your jets will run the best they have in years.

    Run the water, add the cleaner, and run the jets —it's simple.

    Promising review: "They don't call this Oh Yuk! for no reason. I previously used Jacuzzi's two-part system and this worked sooo much better. I was totally embarrassed not to mention grossed out at how much funk came out. It was NASTY! It definitely cleans your tub. You will probably have to clean the sides of your tub after it's finished because of how much stuff might come out. I swear I clean my tub on a regular basis, but I was amazed at how much better this worked. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $16.99

    26. A pumice cleaning stone so dense it powers through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks like butter. No need to fill your toilet with harmful chemicals to get it clean, this'll do the trick sans the toxic fumes.

    It's on a stick for ease of use and comes with a storage case, too!

    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard-water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solutions — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. Well, I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Price: $8.99

    27. A pair of basketball shorts for doing medium to high impact workouts without worrying about any, er, splits 🍌.

    A reviewer wearing the shorts

    Promising review: "I'm a big guy and I really needed some sorts that provide some extra room in the crotch area. My journey to these shorts was filled with promising purchases, but I was always "adjusting" things to accommodate my parts. I've only had these shorts for a day, but when I tried a pair on, the sense of comfort was very impressive. They are large, that is true. But, I would definitely prefer a bit large to the opposite. All I can say is that they are very comfortable, seem to be well-made, and look good. I don't care that they come a bit below my knees. The comfort is well worth it." —Araxiel

    Price: $28 (available in men's sizes 2X—6X available in three colors)

    28. A set of resistance bands so you can do something nice for your muscles, even if they haven't seen a gym in a year. These latex bands come in five-resistance levels in case you want an *extra* intense workout.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon

    Promising review: "These are a nice add-on to my exercise routine. I primarily use the black and red bands which are the most resistance. The two lightest bands offer almost no resistance at all. I use these bands during my squats and lunges, but I love using them to exercise while doing other things like house cleaning. Basically anything I'm doing now can become an exercise once I add a couple bands." —Heph N.

    Price: $9.98

    29. An itty-bitty toenail brace set for those whose nails have a tendency to pierce their skin completely unprovoked. This'll alleviate pain in less than three days.

    The kit works by reversing high nail curvature. You'll get 10 transparent braces in the box.

    Promising review: "I couldn’t believe that this kit could solve my ingrown toenail issue; it’s been a lingering issue for 14 years, on and off, more so the last few years. I read the reviews and thought its worth a try for the money. It’s about the same price as a co-pay to the doctor anyway. I couldn’t be happier! This is an amazing kit. I admit it took a few tries to get them to stick, two of the braces have broken, now that it’s fairly flat, almost a normal curve to it, it seems to stay affixed much more reliably. To the naysayer, I tell you that I didn’t believe it either, my toenail on my right foot looked like an inverted taco shell. I could tell after a week it was improving and finally it looks good again. The pain of nail removal, time off work, wearing a goofy shoe for two or three weeks and the frustration of it growing back in the same way again make this curve correct kit worth every penny. If you’re in pain and reading this review then you are right where I was a month ago. Order it, get over the 50 bucks and get your ability to walk and run pain-free back. I paid full price for this kit and I am convinced it’s the best 50 bucks I’ve spent in years. Thanks Curve Correct!" —Frank Menz

    Price: $44.99

    30. A dishwasher magnet so everyone is on the same page about the state of dishes. No more running an extra cycle because SOMEONE mixed dirty dishes with the clean ones.

    hexagonal magnet that says clean and dirty on either side

    Just rotate it to switch the "status."

    Promising review: "I don't know why it took me so long to buy this thing, but I'm glad that I finally did. Yes, to some it might be silly, but there are times when I forget or can't tell whether my dishes and glassware are clean. This $3 magnetic sign saves me from washing the 'dirty' dishes another time." —Colmac

    Price: $4.75

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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