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    These 46 Products Are So Genius, You'll Wonder Where They've Been All Your Life

    Including a toilet night-light, a dipping sauce holder for your car, and a waterproof notepad for jotting down your brilliant ideas in the shower.

    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 jar of odor-removing gel to finally get rid of any unwanted smells around the house. Just open up the top of the jar and place it where smells tend to linger, and the gel will literally absorb the smell instead of masking it. It's a lifesaver for pet owners.

    The jar of odor-removing gel

    Promising review: "I have eight large breed dogs who have the run of the house, even though we sweep and vacuum twice a day you can still smell dog. I have little to nothing in the way of soft surfaces that hold odor and the whole house gets a deep clean three times a week, but the smell keeps popping up. I put three of these around my house and people have asked me if the dogs are not in the house anymore. It doesn't cover up the smell, it really eliminates it and leaves the house smelling crisp and clean." —BB Caldwell

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A paw cleaner for dogs who don't like to sit still long enough for you to clean their muddy paws with a towel. With this, add water, dunk their paw in, and the gentle silicone bristles remove caked-on dirt and mud in seconds.

    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to 15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" –Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $14.74 + (available in three sizes and six colors)

    3. A teeth-whitening pen because you don't have to spend a ridiculous amount of money getting a professional teeth whitening. Thanks to the easy-to-use pen, you can just brush the whitening solution on right from home and get back to living your life!

    Reviewer's big forced smile showing teeth before and after using the pens

    After applying, let the solution sit for a minute and you're good to go. You can use each pen about 20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." —Claudia Garcia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.99.

    4. A dipping sauce holder that attaches to the AC vent of your car for an optimal on-the-go chicken nugget dunking or fry dipping experience. At first, you might ask yourself, "Do I really need this?" and the answer to that question is, "Yes, you absolutely do."

    reviewer dipping a french fry into a sauce that's being held up by the sauce holder

    Promising review: "This is the best invention ever! I’m a sauce queen and this allows me to have sauce in my car without wasting it! Whoever invented this knows my love language!" —Quintana

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.45+ (available in three colors).

    5. A rechargeable electric lighter so you never have to worry about finding matches (or burning yourself with said matches) whenever you want to light a candle.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed,

    Heather, a BuzzFeed Shopping team member, loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super intense gadget, relax pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Read more about why she loves this (and what other people on the BuzzFeed Shopping team swear by) in her full rechargeable electric lighter review.

    6. A wood polish and conditioner to give all your scratched-up, well-loved furniture a much-needed face-lift. Do you have a wooden dresser that's been passed down through generations that looks like it's been passed down through generations? This will take those marks and scratches right out.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    7. A Bacon Sponge that soaks up grease and oil way better than paper towels can. In fact, the 100% organic cotton towel can absorb TEN TIMES its weight in liquid!

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    GreenCityLiving / Etsy

    To clean the towel, soak in hot water and a degreaser soap for 15 to 20 minutes.

    GreenCityLiving is a small business based in Denver that specializes in reusable and eco-friendly home goods. They donate 2.5% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big name brand dish soap, my earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My bacon sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from GreenCityLiving on Etsy for $12 (shipping costs $3.12).

    8. A jewelry cleaning pen formulated to restore your rings to their original glory. Fair warning: you might get temporarily blinded when you step outside and the sun hits your ridiculously shiny wedding ring. It's a risk we're willing to take.

    Reviewer showing before and after of a dulled ring made shiny again

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would! I'm a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry, and the results are nothing less than amazing! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I had not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it! I cannot recommend this product enough! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.46.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's Diamond Dazzle Stick review to learn more about why we love it.

    9. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets for anyone who can't remember the last time they actually cleaned their water bottle with anything other than, well, water. It's also great for cleaning a coffee mug that you might have left out for a few days that now has a ~questionable~ substance at the bottom.

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.88.

    10. A sock organizer to clip all your socks onto *before* throwing them into the washing machine so you can actually find each sock's partner when you're sorting your dried clothes.

    model holding up a string of clipped socks that are going into the washing machine

    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." —A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    11. A pumice stone toilet bowl scrubber — say goodbye to any hard water rings, calcium buildup, iron, and rust that you thought would just be in your toilet...forever.

    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 solution — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was light headed 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

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A bottle-emptying kit so you can get every last drop of your favorite condiments or bath products. No more banging the bottle against your hand to no success — instead, insert one of the attachments to the bottle top, flip it over, and be amazed at how you can get up to 20 percent more product out!


    The kit comes with six adapters (to make them fit a variety of bottleneck sizes) and six of the purple dispensing stands.

    Promising review: "This is such a great tool for using up every last bit of product and reducing waste. We used this on a bottle of lotion that we thought was empty but got nearly six more months out of it when we put this on, we were shocked. I use this for my shampoo and anything else that I can think of." —Felishia Rae

    Get the kit on Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A water dispenser to place on the top of your water jug to get a free-flowing stream of water with just a touch of a button. So much easier than trying to lift the heavy jug!

    Reviewer using the dispenser to pour water from the jug, hands-free

    Promising review: "I have being using a manual water dispenser for years, until I started feeling pain in my hands and fingers and decided to give this item a try. I charged the same day and it is still going on, even thought I replaced the five gallon empty water bottle several times. It works fantastic, is very nice, and very easy to use. Everybody in my household loves it and appreciates me more for getting it! Thank you very much to the inventor." —Marta S. Gallego

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A set of packing cubes that makes the dreaded act of packing for a trip so much easier. You'll be so amazed at how much you can put in your suitcase when you use these!

    The set comes with one small, one medium, one large, and one extra-large cube and a laundry bag.

    Promising review: "I bought these for an 8-day trip and was really pleased with how the cubes performed; I was able to fit all my clothes (packing both work clothes and regular clothes) with no issue, and having everything in their own compartments made everything easy to find, sort, and repack, a lifesaver when moving from hotel to hotel. The cubes and zippers seem quite durable, and I liked having the laundry bag as well. Overall, tremendously happy with these — great value for the price." —Drew Morrison

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    15. A pair of rubber gloves with built-in scrubbing bristles that make washing dishes, dare I say it, sort of fun?! Seriously — you'll feel like a mean lean scrubbing machine as you tackle dried pieces of food with ease.

    reviewer showing a grey glove with scrubbing bristles on it

    These'll last longer and stay cleaner than your traditional sponge.

    Promising review: "I bought these gloves to save my dry cracking hands and they are wonderful! I just had a baby and I’m constantly washing bottles and pumping accessories, therefore constantly washing my hands, and they are taking a beating. I love these gloves because I can still wash my bottles in hot water and can’t feel the heat through the gloves. I also love that they have bristles on the palms so I can wash anything with them. They are a little big on me, but other than that they are a great pair of cleaning gloves!" —Kelsi Wilde

    Get a pair of gloves from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    16. A rubber squeegee brush capable of lifting up so much pet hair you didn't even know was trapped within your carpet. Seriously, run this brush over your carpet, and watch in amazement at the huge fur balls that your vacuum has been missing.,

    Reviewers suggest using short, quick strokes over your carpet or rug to get the most pet hair out. This broom also works great for collecting pet hair on hardwood floors as the rubber bristles work like a magnet to gather all the hair in one big clump.

    Promising review: "Didn’t expect much, just bought this on a whim because on of those 'Things from Amazon that actually work' articles you see on social media. Well, I can say that it actually worked perfectly! I thought my carpet was clean because I have a full-size 'pet' vacuum, but I can tell that this broom is the only thing able to get deep enough and pull all that hair and dirt out of the fibers. Even works better on my tile floors than a regular broom. It doesn’t kick up dust particles or leave them behind. Also, I feel you can use this instead of your mop since it also has a squeegee and can be cleaned just by rinsing it. So you get a twofer with this." —Nelio

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    17. A stove gap cover to prevent crumbs or spills from collecting in that annoying spot between your stove and your counter. Messy cooks: this one's made for you.,

    The gap covers are dishwasher safe and can also be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. You can also cut the gap covers to perfectly fit the measurements of your kitchen.

    Promising review: "I didn’t realize how nasty it was under my stove until we pulled it out to fix it. There were things under there I knew I hadn’t cooked in years. These little rubber flaps help and are easy to wipe down. They just fit right in between the stove and the counter. I worried they’d be noticeable, but once I got used to them they just fit with the stove. I hardly notice they are there!" —Scarlett

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    18. A set of cable clips so you no longer have to go on a search-and-rescue mission every time your phone charger cord disappears behind your bed.

    model showing how to apply cable organizer clips and a clip holding a cord

    Promising review: "I love these cable clips and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for an easy way to organize cables! It sounds cheesy but they have made my life so much easier. I have one attached to the back of my bedside table in my bedroom and two on my desk at work. It makes my desk look neat and organized and is also extremely functional. I don’t have to worry about cords getting in the way or putting something like a coaster on top of them to keep them from falling behind furniture anymore. The price point is incredibly cheap for such a quality product and the amount that you get! I’m very happy with my purchase and would definitely buy more if I found more places in my home or office that I could use them!" —Kayla Carroll

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    19. A roll-on cramp oil from Blume formulated with a soothing blend of essential oils to help you relax and focus on something other than that nagging pain.

    roll-on tube of blume cloud 9 essential oil with the cap off

    The oil contains a blend of clary sage, peppermint, lemon, bergamot, and geranium. Apply in 5-10 circular motions directly on wrists, temples, neck or abdomen where you feel cramps. For an even better effect, rub the oil in with your fingers. You can reapply as needed for period pain.

    Blume is a woman-owned, South Asian-owned small business that creates clean self-care, skincare, and period products.

    Promising review: "Ok, so I have tried lots of natural remedies for cramps, and this one actually works! I use it directly on my abdomen — about 10 circles. It's not magic, but it definitely helps curb the intense pain so that you can carry on with your day. Also, it smells really nice which is something I can't say for other products I've used." —Lindsay C.

    Get it from Blume for $18.

    20. A toilet night-light that's motion-activated so it turns on the second you stumble into the bathroom bleary-eyed. Now you don't even have to turn on your bathroom light and practically blind yourself in the middle of the night!

    toilet night light in toilet

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Lee R. Gurr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A pack of stacking shoe organizers made to literally *double* the amount of storage space for your shoe collection while still displaying what each pair looks like.,

    Each organizer is adjustable to accommodate any type of shoe height. It also has an anti-slip surface so shoes stay put even at an angle.

    Promising review: "I love these! Love, love, love them! I am so happy to be able to SEE MY SHOES!! They had been hiding in the bottom of a closet or under the bed or piled on top of each other for years. Now I can see every pair! And I have BIG feet! 10.5 wide. And I have HIGH heels! Some are 3.5 inches high. And while you kinda have to finagle the larger, taller shoes a bit, they DO FIT. When the heels get that tall though, they have a tendency to slip, so I just turned them toward the wall. Works great!" —K. Adams

    Get a 20-pack for $33.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A cold brew maker so you can have coffee shop-quality iced coffee waiting in your fridge when you wake up in the morning, bleary-eyed and in need of caffeine ASAP.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    To use, add coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), and let it brew for 12–24 hours. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Read our Tayeka cold brew maker review for more!

    Promising review: "This coffee maker is my BEST FRIEND! I use this everyday, it's so easy to use! My coffee comes out perfect every time. I'm a cold coffee drinker and I put about 8–10 scoops of freshly ground coffee into the filter. I let it sit overnight and the next morning, I remove the filter and dump the grounds. It makes four days worth of coffee and I love that it's ready to go for me, especially since I wake up at 4:50 a.m. and I need to make my coffee quickly! It's very easy to clean as well." —Panda

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    23. A clear shower curtain with pockets for storing bathroom essentials like shampoo, body wash, or razors. It's a game-changer for anyone with a tiny bathroom!

    clear shower curtain with pockets holding bathroom accessories

    You can hang this shower curtain with the pockets facing either the inside or outside, depending on what you need to store.

    Promising review: "I needed more storage in my shower because there are no built-in niches and I only have room for a narrow shower caddy. I saw this idea on Pinterest, but it was geared toward college dorms and small apartments. I found that it works great in any size bathroom. It has nine pockets of different sizes, so you can store many different items. The liner itself is of heavy plastic and the pockets are of sturdy mesh. The overall quality is very good and it does not feel too thin. My shower rod is screwed into the wall, so I am not concerned about putting too many heavy items in the pockets, but if you have a tension rod, you should be aware not to overload it." —Minerva King

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    24. A six-in-one gardening tool so you don't have to carry around a huge bag with all those bulky tools every time you want to tend to your flower beds.

    garden multi-tool with different tools popped out with the package in the background

    This tool includes secateurs, a root remover, a knife, a saw, a bottle opener, and an easy weeding utensil.

    EcoVibe is a Black-owned, family-owned, & woman-owned small business based in Portland, Oregon that specializes in selling plants, plant accessories, and gardening supplies.

    Get it from EcoVibe for $40.

    25. A Bug Bite Thing suction tool that sucks out all the insect venom and saliva from your skin. The itching disappears within seconds!,

    It definitely has strong suction power, so use it lightly! Whenever I've used it, I always get better results whenever I use it immediately after I get stung or bit, so make sure to bring it along if you're going on a hike or somewhere else you know bug bites are likely.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    26. A collapsible colander with expandable handles so you can rest it over your sink and rinse a large amount of vegetables or drain a big batch of pasta without having to hold the heavy colander yourself.


    It can hold up to 6 quarts, and when you're not using it, it collapses, making it great for anyone with a small kitchen and limited storage space.

    Promising review: "Nice product which makes straining pasta or rinsing vegetables so much easier. It has quite a large capacity. Because it’s adjustable, it fits our sink perfectly. The bottom of the strainer is made of hard plastic so doesn’t collapse when filling it with a potful of hot pasta. The blue rubberized material allows the device to collapse making for efficient utilization of precious storage space. The expandable extensions are made of plastic, but support everything we’ve placed in it nicely with little to no flex regardless the items we place in it. Very pleased with this product." —Pix

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in nine colors)

    27. A Revlon hot air brush that dries and styles hair with just a few passes. It'll create bouncy, shiny hair in about a quarter of the time it would take with a traditional blow-dryer and round brush.

    Promising review: "Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!" —D.K

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four colors).

    28. A Rubbermaid produce saver if you're sick and tired of discovering that the fruit you bought four days ago has already gone bad. Reviewers say this food container will prolong the life of your fresh produce for WEEKS longer than normal!

    A wilting strawberry stored in the original container and a much fresher-looking strawberry stored in the produce saver
    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed / Via BuzzFeed

    The containers are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. They feature vents to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping your produce fresher for longer.

    Promising review: "I bought my fruit on Friday and ordered this immediately because I’m so sick of throwing my fruit away if I don’t eat it in a few days. It’s been a WEEK now and my strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries, (all in this one big container), are STILL FRESH! I’m going to start buying more fresh fruit now that I know it won’t be wasted and thrown away in a few days. Highly recommend this product if you’re like me and can’t eat a whole pineapple, strawberries, and other fruit fast!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in multiple sizes and quantities).

    Check out our full Rubbermaid produce saver food containers review for more info!

    29. A pair of self-tying shoelaces so all you have to do is slip your feet into your sneakers and head out the door. Perfect if you're running late!

    person wearing shoes with self-tie laces

    Promising review: "I have these sneakers that I rarely wear, and when I do, I get so annoyed because the laces come off all the time. But I do love the sneakers. These lock laces are so great — whoever invented them should be getting a humanitarian award for helping people." —Inday G.

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight color combinations).

    30. A garbage disposal cleaner to use if there's a funky smell coming from down your sink and you'd like to clear that up ASAP. Just shove one of the packets down there, turn on your disposal, and watch in amazement as the cleaner foams up and chomps away all the grunge.,

    When using, make sure to put the entire packet down the drain aka don't open it! The packet is made out of biodegradable material.

    Promising review: "We purchased a house in August 2019 and I've noticed that the garage disposal wasn't smelling great. Kept forgetting to do something about it until recently. I purchased these because they seemed to be a good value. I followed the easy directions and was not prepared for the amount of gunk the blue foam pushed out of both sinks. It was gross! After the blue foam died down, I cleaned my sinks and they smelled much better. Almost wanted to do it again, but I'll wait a bit. Highly recommended!" —Sissy39

    Get them from Amazon for $10.20+ (available in multiple quantities).

    31. A set of furniture socks you can place on your dining chairs so your hardwood floors stopped getting scratched up every time you scoot the chair back and forth.

    two chairs and a dining table with furniture socks on them to protect the hardwood floor

    Promising review: "These 'socks' are finally what I’ve been looking for to protect our hardwood floors. Our chairs have decorative legs with acorn-shaped feet, and these things stay on! We tried stick-on pads — that would fall off almost immediately, as well as cork bottom cups that always fell off. I think we tried five different kinds altogether, and nothing. Until this. I’m ordering more for the rest of the chairs." —Todd Oxenford

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five colors).

    32. A cascading wall organizer so you can finally get that huge pile of paper off of your desk and actually be able to find that important document when you need it. It's also great for teachers looking to organize their students' assignments!


    You can also fold it down and take it to go.

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing invention ever. My husband and I got into a habit of piling up all our random papers in the kitchen on top of the microwave, and I was just SICK of it! Could never find anything and things would go missing. Once I set this up, it was a game-changer. My kitchen mess is no longer! And I have not lost another field trip form and have a place for all those floating art projects, receipts, and pay stubs." —Kirsten

    Get it from Amazon for $10.23.

    33. A hair tool organizer made out of heat-resistant silicone to keep your counters (and yourself!) protected from that scorching-hot flat iron you've been literally burned by one too many times! It's also a great space-saving solution for anyone with tiny bathroom counters.

    reviewer showing a pink hot iron holder holding a flat iron that's plugged in

    The silicone can withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees and can attach to any smooth, non-porous surface.

    Promising review: "My wife left the hair straightener on and rushed to work, this plastic magnificent thing probably prevented a fire in our apartment. Even though it was very warm and hot, nothing burned, not even the plastic holder itself. It does what it's supposed to do. It sticks and prevents fires from hair straighteners. Proved after sticking to the sink for over three to four months and not melting with a turned-on hair straightener inside from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m." —Emre

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in black or pink).

    34. A sweater pill remover for your most well-loved sweaters that have seen better days. Just lightly brush this stone across your sweater and watch all those unsightly pills disappear — it'll look brand-new!

    model using a sweater pill remover stone to get rid of pills on a white sweater

    This is made from upcycled car windshield glass. Make sure to store this stone in its original box, and it can last you up to 10 years!

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned, eco-friendly small business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And! If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat!

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's full sweater pill remover review!

    35. A set of shower curtain rings with hooks on *both* sides so you can remove just the liner when you need to clean it without having to dismantle your entire shower curtain set-up. It's the little things in life that matter, you know?!

    close-up of the double-hooked shower curtain hooks holding two shower curtains

    Promising review: "I'm so happy to no longer have to deal with the shower curtain or liner falling off of the hook. I love the fact that the double hook allows me to remove either the liner or shower curtain without the hassle of removing both. I don't know why I waited so long to order these." —Tanner L.

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    36. A toy storage hammock for anyone with a stuffed animal collection that is currently overtaking your room. Just mount this on a wall in an empty corner and fill it up with as many plushies as you can.

    reviewer showing a toy storage hammock in the top corner of their room holding all of their stuffed animals

    You can also use this to store any bulky items like towels, blankets, or sports equipment.

    Promising review: "Works exactly as expected and holds A LOT of stuffed animals. Now they aren't shoved away in a box or all over the floor! Worth every penny." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    37. A no-spill ice cube tray that you can place at an angle to free up precious freezer space. The lid also prevents the ice from tasting stale.

    model placing a no-spill ice tray in at an angle into the freezer

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    38. A waterproof notepad because we all know our best ideas come to us in the shower! Whether you want to remember your brilliant idea for your next novel or the essential ingredients for your next grocery trip, you can just jot it down mid-shampoo so you won't forget.

    model jotting down a note while in the shower

    Don't worry — it comes with a pencil!

    Promising review: "For someone with mild ADD or anxiety as I have, this was life-changing. It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or just stressed, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of. Beyond that, I have 5-starred it because I've had one for 18 months and can't find any flaw or way the product can be improved. It's simple and does what it's supposed to. So why do I say life-changing? Rule number one when under stress is get things out of your head and captured somewhere so you can actually focus on whatever task might be at hand without worrying about forgetting. The shower was the one place I couldn't capture anything and often where everything came to mind." —Adrian J Gell

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75.

    39. A silk pillowcase that'll protect your hair from tangling, matting, and getting all frizzy (Goodbye bed head!) The ultra-soft fabric doesn't absorb moisture from your skin, so you'll also wake up to a super-hydrated complexion.

    dark silk pillowcase with a monogram on the side
    Towels By Gus

    You can get your silk pillowcase custom-monogrammed for free! You can pick from five styles and 12 thread colors. These pillowcases are hand wash or dry clean only, and you should hang to dry.

    Towels By Gus is a family-owned small business based in Sonoma, California that specializes in kitchen, bath, and bed linens.

    Promising review: "I ordered these a couple of months ago and I will never go back to non-silk pillowcases! They have been so great for my skin. And the monogram is so cute. Love them." —Jessica

    Get it from Towels by Gus for $65+ (available in three colors and standard/queen or king sizes; comes with custom monogramming).

    40. A two-cup adjustable measuring cup that you can push up to dispense every last drop of oil, peanut butter, or any other viscous, sticky substance that's impossible to get out of a normal measuring cup.

    person pouring oil out of a white measuring cup

    Just move the bottom of the cup up and down until it lines up with the measurement you're trying to get. It's dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, and comes apart completely for thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest kitchen tool ever! I cook and bake often and was forever having to first dig for, then clean endless numbers of measuring cups; I actually had three sets. No more though. I just need this one extremely well made, adjustable measuring cup. It works perfectly for me for all kinds of things, such as flour, butter, syrups, dressings, oils, etc. If I am baking, I will first use it to measure the dry items. I then just wipe it out with a paper towel and measure out the butter, etc. This way involves less washing. The suction is as effective as day one, and the units of measure on it are clear and not at all faded." —Gabriella W.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    41. A magnetic key holder if the question "Where are my keys?!" is asked at least once a day in your household. Just place this by your front door so you can grab and go!

    reviewer showing two sets of keys magnetically attached to a cloud-shaped key holder

    Promising review: "One of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now. Hasn't lost any magnetism." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    42. An insect trap to keep all of those annoying pests from invading and ruining your beautiful plant babies. If you have a fruit fly problem, this will also stop those suckers right in their tracks!,

    To use these, all you have to do is peel apart the traps, insert them into the adjustable stakes, and place them at the base of your plant so they can start trapping insects. Then, once it's full of bugs, you just discard it, and put in a new one!

    Here's what Heather, a member of BuzzFeed's Shopping team, had to say about the traps: "There is NOTHING more irritating than gnats or any other tiny insects invading your home. I have these Sticky Stakes in every potted plant I own and they actually really work! Each pack comes with seven traps, so feel free to stock up."

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $6.99.

    43. A jar opener if it always takes the effort of your whole family just to open up a dang jar of salsa! It attaches to the bottom of your cabinets so it won't crowd up your counters or kitchen drawers.,

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    Read our full EZ Off jar opener review here.

    44. A set of bed sheet fasteners so you don't wake up in the morning to your fitted sheet coming off of every corner of your mattress. If you move around a lot in your sleep and always tend to disrupt your sheets, this was made for you.

    black fastener holding a yellow fitted sheet in place on a mattress

    Promising review: "These sheet straps are the best purchase I have ever made. I bought a new bed and had to put a thick mattress protector on it for the warranty to remain active, so my sheets fit very snugly. I toss and turn a lot and my dog moves around a lot, so the sheets were always coming off the corner. I bought these, and it only took a couple minutes to put on. It’s been a week and my sheets have stayed in place. This was the perfect simple and cheap solution for a major annoyance." —Shariece

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.59+ (available in two colors).

    45. A Tidy Cup to attach to your laundry detergent to catch any drips before they make a mess. And you can also store your detergent cup on the ledge for easy dispensing.

    two tidy cups attached to laundry detergent bottle, with one holding a full cup of laundry detergent

    Promising review: "I love this thing so much. My detergent was getting everywhere and this was so easy to install and solved my dripping issue. I got a piece of velcro to stick to the back of it and the shelf to help keep it in place. It just gives it a little more sturdiness which is perfect." —Shellye

    Get it from Amazon for $12.88.

    46. A mold and mildew stain remover perfect for renters who've inherited a shower with some mysterious dark spots all over it. This magical formula will get rid of caked-in, stubborn stains that have been there for decades.

    On the left, a photo of mold on a shower well, and on the right, the same shower wall with the mold cleaned away
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Check out what Kayla, a member of the BuzzFeed Shopping team, had to say about this miracle cleaner: "This mildew remover can destroy any stain in its path — I would know, that is (sadly) my moldy ol' shower above. OK, before you go and judge me, I'd like to defend myself and say that my building is really old. When I moved into my apartment, it looked like there hadn't been repairs since the '60s, and that included re-caulking the bathtub. I tried bleach and every type of shower cleaner at the store, but nothing removed the mold and mildew stains that had been there for like, 40 years. UNTIL I BOUGHT THIS INCREDIBLE MAGIC GEL. The 'before' and 'after' pictures speak for themselves, and were taken after only one treatment. I am one happy customer."

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    You once you realize how incredible the dipping sauce holder for the car is:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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