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    31 Things Under $15 That’ll Basically Do Every Little Thing For You

    Bippity boppity boo, your chores are through 😁.

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    1. A bottle of Finish booster powder to finally rid your dishes of that persistent layer of film. With this, your dishes can be as sparkly as they were the day you brought them home.

    A reviewer's dirty dish before using Finish / A reviewer's clean dish after using Finish

    This is especially great for treating hard water stains!

    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    2. A pack of cable clips that'll make sure your desk doesn't turn into a cobweb of tangled cords. Tie them back easily with these for under $10., Amazon

    Promising review: “These are just what I needed! I have literally stuck them all over my house. I specifically bought them to keep my phone-charging cord on my nightstand. I stuck one of these on the back, out of sight, and a single clip holds both (old iPad and 5S) charging cords that always used to fall off and had me digging around under my bed. They also work great for keeping my desk cords organized and I even stuck one on the back of my couch to keep the living room phone charger accessible.” —Kat in SD

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.95.

    3. An envelope moistener because licking envelopes is kinda gross when you think about it 🤢. Keep your saliva where it belongs and use this instead.

    A person holding the envelope sealer

    Promising review: "My first trial of this product was for work when we had over 200 mailers to go out. I wasn't about to lick that many envelopes and we didn't have time for the good ol' wet sponge method. We ordered one of these and I didn't know what I was missing! I bought the four-pack to have one for myself and give the others away to some other people I know in office-work. There is just enough adhesive in the moistener so that it catches the edges of the envelopes where even the peel-n-stick kind don't reach, and this is a far more cost-effective method than using glue runners or even glue sticks." —Rose Anon

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.76+.

    4. A grooming glove because you were gonna pet them anyway, might as well brush them while you're at it.

    a series of images showing pet hair on the glove

    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 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 $7.99.

    Check out this full-length review hair-removing glove here (#19).

    5. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes because plants are mad dramatic when they don't get fed 😭. Stick this slow-release fertilizer into the soil and boom, they're good for up to two months.

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny but since I tend to kill them anyways I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product and it was a great price." —victoria

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.98.

    6. A pack of screen repair tape that you'll thank your lucky stars exists as we journey into mosquito season 😩. Screens are so expensive, but you can fix yours for less than $10.

    hands placing the screen tape on a screen

    It includes a 2-by-80-inch roll you can easily cut with scissors! Plus it has three layers to make this baby strong as hell.

    Promising review: "This works so well on screen holes! The backing is very sticky and it stays in place well. I used it on a very small hole, and then also for a larger hole where I had to use two strips. They are both very secure. I'm glad we don't have to replace an entire screen just because of one hole!" —KS girl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    7. A compact cutlery organizing tray so you can keep your knives and forks organized while still having space in the drawer for other things.

    Cutlery in a drawer

    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons, etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

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

    8. A genius dual dog leash so you don't get your wires crossed literally while walking your four-legged friends. It comes in a range of sizes, in case your dogs aren't exactly twins.

    A person walking two dogs

    Promising review: "This leash exceeded my expectations! I chose this one based on the reviews and I am so happy. We have a big dog and a little dog. I wanted to walk them together but was concerned the big one would hurt her if he saw a bunny he wanted to lunge towards. Well he tried a couple times, but the bungee leash is phenomenal. And the handle is so comfy with the underlying material that it doesn't hurt my hand." —C. Zahorchak

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two styles).

    9. 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.

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

    10. A pair of bamboo charcoal bags because there's nothing more embarrassing than taking your shoes off and hearing someone ask, "What's that smell?" 💀

    They work to prevent mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture for up to two years. All you gotta do is put them in the sun for an hour per month and voila.

    Promising review: "My husband's stinky feet after work are nasty, and you would want to hold your breath when he took off his shoes, so we were quite interested to find out if the Mini-Moso Natural Air Purifying bags would help with the problem. THEY DID! After the very first time of leaving these in his shoes, when he took them off, the problem was solved. Now, you can't even tell when he takes his shoes off. I highly recommend these for anyone who wants odor-free shoes." —Que Barbara

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    Read our full review: Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers!

    11. A gentle toner to rebalance and hydrate your face after you've compromised your moisture barrier with harsh exfoliants and astringents. When you're done, recycle the bottle for 15% off of your next BeautyStrike purchase.

    A person holding the bottle of toner
    Beauty Strike

    My skin was about as tight as Kim K's Mugler dress when I decided to switch to this toner. It's non-irritating, and I love that the spray bottle doesn't require me to touch my face.

    Beauty Strike is a Brooklyn-based small business founded by Emani Mone Jeter, a third-generation Beauty professional and licensed esthetician. She creates natural cleansers, toners, treatments, moisturizers, and more that are recyclable.

    Get it from Beauty Strike for $14+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A set of durable biodegradable hair ties because they always disappear 🤪. Now you can rest easy knowing they'll fully decompose, no matter where they end up.

    The hair ties in their packaging

    Promising review: "Love, love, LOVE Terra Ties and how long they last. I've always had issues with hair ties either not holding my hair tight enough, or just stretching out after a few uses. I have consistently kept a hair tie around my wrist for 10+ years and these have lasted much longer than any brand I've purchased before. Biodegradable is just an added bonus!!" —Samantha

    Terra Ties is a small business based in Minneapolis. While most ponytails contain synthetic rubber and polyester that never decompose, Terra Ties are made with natural rubber.

    Get a pack of 27 from Amazon for $14.95.

    13. A garbage disposal cleanser for clearing out whatever putrid odors are coming from the drain because people literally put anything in there.

    The clogged sink // The drain full of the cleaner // The empty drain

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. So of course, I had to try it. Very simple instructions: it literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus the blue foam bubbling through the sink was amusing to watch ;-). Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98.

    14. A set of assorted satin scrunchies so you can tie your hair back while minimizing breakage. Don't you just hate when your hair gets tangled in a ponytail? Those days are behind you.

    The box of scrunchies

    Promising review: "These not only stay secure during the night but they’re so cute for day time too. Only two wrap arounds on my normal thickness hair and a regular scrunchie would fall out. Not these! If you’re thinking about it, just go for it. You won’t be disappointed!" —Chloe M.

    Kitsch is a small woman-owned accessory brand that was founded in 2010. They also sell cute scrunchies, cloth face masks, satin pillowcases, and more.

    Get a five-pack from Kitsh for $8.

    15. A wood finisher to avoid spending $$$ to restore your wood floors and furniture back to their original glory. This baby works magic for under $20. People will legit think you got new stuff.

    Promising review: "Love this stuff after one use! We bought our house two years ago and over the course of two years, our hardwood floors have taken a beating. We have had two dogs through potty training, our nephew, and just regular wear and tear. We were exploring having the floors refinished but that's when I found this stuff! ITS AMAZING!!! Even the scratches from the dogs came right out. The shine is back and they feel so much more smooth. I even got the Restore A Finish for some larger areas where the former residents must have moved furniture a lot. No need to refinish the floors, this will now be something I do every few months. I did about 1,000 square feet with only one third of the bottle. Works best if you wash floors first, use the Restore A Finish on bad areas, and then use this on everything." —MrsW

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    16. A pair of super plush socks so you can support Trees for the Future's mission to help farmers. Conscious Socks has a pair of responsibly made socks for many different causes.

    A person wearing the socks
    Conscious Socks

    Conscious Socks is a small business dedicated to producing certified organic and fairtrade socks to build a better world. They sell socks, sweatshirts, and gift boxes to fulfill partnerships with other nonprofit organizations.

    Get it from Conscious socks for $14.95.

    17. A pint of decadent, dairy-free chocolate ice cream for those adhering to a vegan or plant-based lifestyle. I'm lactose intolerant and this is so tasty, it might deliver me from the clutches of Häagen-Dazs for good.

    The pint of chocolate ice cream

    Eclipse Foods is a Berkeley, California-based small business that makes sustainable, responsibly made ice cream. Every product is non-GMO and contains no preservatives or dairy.

    Get it from Eclipse Foods for $11.99.

    18. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for those who unconsciously wage war against their sheets at night. Repositioning bed sheets is a pain, this'll keep them from slipping off.

    The suspenders keeping a fitted sheet taught

    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep-pocketed sheets a few years ago, which helped, but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these, and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before." —Lindsey B.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    19. An attachable wine aerator 🍷 to instantly take your wine from "eww, who brought this 🤢" to "mmm this is so good 😯!"

    Model pouring wine with aerator attached to the lid

    Promising review: "A must-have for any household. 7-Eleven wine has never tasted better! Traders Joe's two-buck Chuck will never be the same. I thought it was gonna be all in my head but this straight Hogwarts magic. And it comes with two! SOLD!" —Analisa

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.95.

    20. A jar opener so you can easily open that sauce without having to hit it with a knife, aggravating your arthritis, or having a carpal tunnel flare-up.

    Jar opener attached to bottom of kitchen cabinet being used to open jam container

    Promising review: "This thing has been a lifesaver!!! With carpal tunnel and arthritis, I got to the point where opening anything was nearly impossible. And I live alone, so I don't have anyone to go to when I need something opened. I would either work on it until I got it opened (and was in a lot of pain) or gave up on whatever it was I was opening. But with this, I can open ANYTHING!!! A great product!!" —Crystal A.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    21. A hair finishing stick because this magic hair sauce, bippity boppity boos those pesky flyaways who refuse to get down or lay down.

    A reviewer with flyaways before using the product // The same reviewer with fewer stray hairs after using the product

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RachelOK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    22. A jewelry cleaning brush, because diamonds are meant to shine✨, hunny. The polished bristles in this pen will restore your gem to its former glory.

    A reviewer's dull stone before using the brush / A reviewer's shiny stone after using the brush

    Promising review: "Can't tell you the number of times I've been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion — ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30–60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don't even take my ring off — just get it wet, twist the bottom to make the cleaner come out into the brush, scrub with the brush, and rinse with warm water. The cleaner foams up as you brush — it really feels like it's cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry." —honestreviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75.

    23. A 42-pack of curling rods to channel Diana Ross' or Farrah Fawcett's voluptuous curls. Whoever said beauty is pain obviously never slept in these 😏.

    Promising review: "Tried these for the first time yesterday. They were super easy to use, not horrible to sleep on and easy to take out. Curls were full and fell nicely. I didn't have to untangle hair or pull to get these rods out. Please know I am a thirtysomething-year-old who has no hair skill at all so these are great for women like myself who throws their hair in a ponytail and goes because they lack skill." —alyce heifner

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A fragrance-free cat litter deodorizer because your cat won't want to poop in a smelly litter box and you don't want them to poop anywhere else. Best to keep those scents covered up!

    The deodorizer in cat litter and a cat

    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I have three high-yield poop machines masquerading as cats, and it’s a never ending mission to make sure the house doesn’t smell like a liter box. I try really hard to ensure the house is clean and smells good without using harsh chemicals or aerosol sprays. Within the first day of using this I noticed that the slight lingering ammonia/ poop smell wasn’t noticeable when walking into the house anymore. After a few days I realized that I couldn’t smell anything even as I was scooping the three liter boxes." —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A box of coffee machine-cleaning powder for clearing out the coffee stains that accumulate with frequent use. If your coffee has tasted *extra bitter* (and not in a good way), your machine might have build up. Take care of that for less than $10 and ZERO scrubbing.

    A customer's clean coffee pot after using the product

    Promising review: "This worked great for our coffee maker. The picture on the left (above) is the first batch of water, including the packet of cleaner. The second was already much cleaner and the third and fourth batches of water were completely clear. Our coffee tastes much less bitter now." —Amazon Customer

    Get three packets from Amazon for $5.99.

    26. A convenient dry shampoo *powder* because you have far too many things to do and your hair, unfortunately, is one of them. Save time with this oil-wicking powder that'll also add volume to your hair. Personally, I see no downsides 😌.

    A reviewer's greasy bangs before using the powder / A reviewer's clean bangs after using the powder

    Promising review: "This makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two scents).

    Check out our picks for best dry shampoos that we tried and tested in "The Best Dry Shampoos Will Definitely Carry You In Between Washes."

    27. A set of wood-colored markers so you can fill in the imperfections in your aging furniture. It'll look so good, everyone will think you just brought it home.

    reviewer's before-and-after of the wooden leg of a couch scratched up compared to all the scratches being covered

    It comes with six repair markers, six paper wrapped wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener. They come in six colors to match your wood: maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these work! Much better than I was expecting. I just had my home painted and the painters damaged a fiberboard medicine cabinet when they removed the masking tape. It ripped off the fake wood veneer. These markers completely filled in the ugly spots and the colors blended so well. It looks fantastic now!" —Shane

    Get the set from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. An unbelievable makeup-erasing towel that actually does *exactly* what it claims to do. Just add water and gently wipe away those raccoon eyes you've been flaunting all day.

    Promising review: "These makeup remover towels are amazing! I wasn't sure because all you do is wet the towel and wipe your makeup off. These are plush-like, soft, and gentle on your face. They just feel so magical, because they remove all of your makeup with just water. These are perfect for me after working a 12-hour shift, instead of accidentally falling asleep in my makeup because I'm so tired. This takes so little time and does a great job." —Meggy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

    Check out why a similar makeup-removing towel won our mid-price pick for best makeup remover.

    29. A large car cup holder because car companies haven't caught onto the fact that we have outgrown the small cupholders of yesteryear. This'll help you stay hydrated during long road trips.

    A reviewer's bottle in the extended cup holder

    Promising review: "The console cupholders in the Chevy Colorado are ridiculously small. Good for a 12-oz paper cup and that's it. There is a thick rubbery liner within the cupholder area, and this Smart Kup slides in and grips nicely. Also, it goes in deep enough to be stable. With a full 40-oz insulated Hydro Flask in it, the holder doesn't move or tip over or pop out of the cup holder hole during sharp turns. The cup also keeps the Hydro Flask from falling out of the cup, because it sits deep enough." —Bartimus Max

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in two colors).

    30. A set of bra extenders so you can kiss wedgies goodbye and make your bodysuits 10 times more comfortable. And if your favorite bra is on its last legs, get this. With three extenders in each pack, you're guaranteed to get the most bang for your buck.

    Promising review: "I actually did not order this for a bra extender. I ordered it for my compression garment, which was too too tight between the crotch snap area and hurt me so bad, so I snapped the extender on the crotch area which was very easy to do, and now I have plenty of room to adjust the extender to my desire. It now feels very comfy, satisfied with my purchase." —Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in six different inch spacings and four color combinations).

    31. And a helpful address and password log book for people who cannot remember any password or email combo for the life of them (aka me). Thanks to this, you can finally clear out all those cookies that are stalking your every click and avoid security questions.

    The logbook

    I JUST WANT TO WATCH MY SHOWS. This has a whopping 144 pages, including tabbed alphabetical pages!

    Promising review: "I finally have all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers, service providers, etc. all in one place. No more sticky notes and little pieces of ripped paper or resetting my passwords all the time to only forget and reset them again. I searched for a couple weeks until I decided on this particular book. It seemed to offer the best layout and amount of information I could log and hasn't disappointed me yet. I love it! You can even store internet service info for easy reference." —Elizabeth R.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

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