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    42 Problem-Solving Products That Will Help Eliminate Unnecessary Stress From Your Life

    We can't promise these genius products will get rid of all your stress, but they'll at least help you day run a bit smoother.

    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. An ingenious sandwich cutter and sealer with the ability to transform a regular PB&J into an exact replica of those Uncrustables sandwiches your kid loves. Making lunch just got a whole less stressful and whole lot more fun.

    The sandwich cutter and sealer
    Reviewer's photo showing homemade uncrustables

    Promising review: "These have been a GAME CHANGER in this house!! My son has always begged me for Uncrustables but my wallet didn’t agree with them. I LOVE being able to make them at home and customize them to exactly what they would like them filled with! I make two weeks' worth of sandwiches at a time and store them in sandwich bags in the freezer so in the morning during the school year we can just grab and go! Love them!" —Katherine Smaczniak

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $19.96.

    2. A monthly subscription to Silk + Sonder, which sends you a brand-new planner at the start of every month so you can hit the refresh button and stay on top of all your tasks and appointments. It's especially great if you get overwhelmed by a yearlong planner and just want to focus in on one month at a time.

    Silk + Sonder

    Silk + Sonder is a small business founded by a former software engineer who was inspired by their busy schedule to create a functional, thoughtful, and personalized way to help people stay organized.

    Get it from Silk + Sonder at $19.95/month.

    3. An automatic stirrer so your food doesn't burn at the bottom of the pan as you're running around the kitchen doing a million tasks, like chopping veggies, answering the phone, or listening to your kid ask, "Is dinner ready yet?" a million times.

    red stirrer mixing up a stew on the stove
    Amazon

    You'll need four AA batteries to get this thing going. It has three speed options — all you do is place it in a pan, turn it on, and it will rotate the food on its own! You can also take off the legs to clean them in the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "Love this thing. It makes soup SO easy! I got it for my husband for Christmas...thought it looked like a cool gadget but wasn't sure how much he would actually use it. He uses it ALL the time. He is an ex-chef and cooks constantly and uses this thing every time he makes soups, sauces, etc. Frees up his hands for chopping and other things. Durable, easy to use, highly recommended!" —jess24

    Get it from Amazon for $33.95

    4. A rubber squeegee brush if the idea of cleaning up all the pet hair in your carpet seems impossible. This is 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.

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    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.

    5. A Zipuller for those busy mornings you keep trying to reach around your back to zip up your dress and it's just NOT happening. You'll wish you had bought this magical product years ago!

    A hand pulling the Zippuller's long strap attached to a zipper
    Amazon

    Just attach, step in, and zip!

    Promising review: "I live alone so one of the biggest troubles I have is zipping up dresses by myself. I tried this product and it works great! I tried it with both small zippers and large zippers. As long as it can loop through the hole, the Zipuller can grip it. Plus, the grip is pretty sturdy and does not become loose when you pull it up. Never has this task been easier! I am so happy that I purchased it and I recommend that you do too!" —Cherie Weissman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A sound machine because nothing makes your day immediately more stressful than getting woken up by noisy neighbors or construction and not getting enough sleep. This will drown out all those annoying noises — go ahead and get your beauty sleep. You deserve it.

    The sound machine in black
    Amazon

    You can choose from 30 different sound options, and it's also compatible with speakers and headphones!

    Promising review: "We've had a few different sleep machines over the years and this is by far the best we've had. It has great features, like turning off the display lights and saving the volume setting, but I think the sound quality and recordings are the best reasons to buy this machine. The sound really fills the area and even sounds 'separated,' like the birds almost sound like they're coming from a different part of the room. There are plenty of sounds to choose from. I like the feature of being able to add more elements to the same sound with the 'richness' feature. For example, you can have a meadow sound with soft wind and crickets or you can juice it up with birds added and a stronger wind. It gives you more options with essentially the same basic sound. Highly recommended if you're looking for a high-quality machine!" —Bryan Gardiner

    Get it from Amazon for $65.37+ (available in two colors and two designs).

    7. 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 struggle while dismantling your entire shower curtain setup. It's the little things in life that matter, you know?!

    A close-up of the product showing how each of the two hooks on the bottom can hold a differ thing, with the text
    A reviewer photo of the hooks in their shower

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly has and loves these. Check out her full shower hook review (#3).

    Promising review: "Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the bar." —CASEINPOINT

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. A bottle of Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray to carry with you in case you're somewhere public and you're stressing about leaving behind embarrassing ~odors~ in the bathroom.

    poo-pouri bottle on a table
    Amazon

    Just spritz before you go, and voilà! The spray traps the smell in the bowl, and you just flush it down!

    Promising review: "A couple of sprays on the toilet water before you sit down and everything smells like fresh lemons when you are done. Very easy to use and so far has held up very well." —Bruce B.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a variety of scents and sizes).

    9. A TubShroom created for anyone who has to call the plumber every few months when the tub clogs yet again. This lil' guy catches all of your hair before it heads down the drain, and all you have to do is clean it out after every shower.

    A reviewer photo of the tubshroom with hair surrounding it
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    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four, and would frequently have to snake our shower drain. It appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths, and this collects the hair. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron Morlock

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors) or get a similar Oxo drain protectors that work better for flat drains for $10.99 or pop-up drains for $9.86

    10. A dishwasher magnet so you can finally stop screaming out "IS THE DISHWASHER CLEAN OR DIRTY?!" every time you have a dirty spoon. Bonus: The modern design will blend beautifully into your kitchen decor.

    round magnet with "clean" right side up and "dirty" upside down
    1620 Designs / Etsy

    1620 Designs is a woman-owned small business based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, that specializes in laser-cut engraved rustic signs.

    Promising review: "Love this clean/dirty magnet for my dishwasher! Nice, clean lines and a quality product. Delivery was super fast! I would highly recommend this shop!" —kglaramore

    Get it from 1620 Designs on Etsy for $11.25.

    11. A plant food spike for anyone who just can't manage to keep their plants alive. This fertilizer is formulated specifically for indoor plants, and one spike lasts up to two months!

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    They're especially great for ficus, snake plants, croton, spider plants, or pothos plants!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violet plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.88.

    12. Or this moisture meter so you never have to wonder if you're watering your plants too much (or not enough!). It's especially helpful if you have a ton of plants that require different watering schedules.

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    Promising review: "This item is great. I can check how wet my plants are down where the roots are. So no more overwatering! It is very accurate. This works great!!" —Terri Carlson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in black or green).

    13. A bottle of stain-and-odor eliminator that you should always have on hand in case your massive four-legged friend leaves a massive mess on the carpet.

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    The spray is chlorine free, color safe, and safe to use around children and pets. You can use it on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing, litter boxes, kennels – literally anywhere your pet has an accident!

    Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, vomit from yesterday's trash excavation, or your bimonthly bout of explosive diarrhea. If you're hesitant on the price, which I was at first, your desperation to remove your carpet of brown and yellow spots will be rewarded by giving this a try. When I tell you this stuff is MAGIC IN A BOTTLE, I'm not exaggerating. Vomit, urine, diarrhea, butt juice. I know what you're thinking...'What the hell kinda dogs do they own?!' R & R got all of it out of the carpet. I'll say it again...MAGIC IN A BOTTLE. $20 for magic? Do it. We will never buy another product again for as long as we both shall live. Or at least as long as we have carpet." —Benjamin Poon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.93.

    14. Or this seemingly magical carpet cleaner with the power to lift even the biggest, most atrocious stains. Using this is a much better solution than placing a piece of furniture over the stain and forgetting about it!

    reviewer's stairs with red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls
    amazon.com

    Don't worry — that's just ketchup in the photo!

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy-good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    15. A grease splatter screen to place on top of your frying pan while cooking to prevent hot oil from splashing up and getting all over your stovetop. It makes post-dinner cleanup so much easier, and you won't have to worry about the dangerously hot oil splattering onto your hand or arm.

    A reviewer photo of a stainless steel splatter guard sitting on top of a pan on a stove
    amazon.com

    It's available in three different diameters, so you'll be able to choose one that perfectly fits your pans.

    Promising review: "This screen is fabulous. The screen has some bumps but the rim is nice and flat and sits firmly on my 12-inch fry pan. I sauteed some asparagus this morning with heat turned up higher than normal to test its ability to keep oil in the pan. Zero grease came out except when I lifted the screen to turn the asparagus over. I've had inexpensive screens in the past. This one is much sturdier and I love the feet for keeping oil off the counter when I'm done cooking. Easy to clean with a soapy sponge." —Barbara Y

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

    16. A hands-free shopping bag carrier if, because of your busy schedule, going to the grocery store is a rare occurrence and now you have oodles of bags to carry home. Never fear — this ergonomically designed carrier can hold up to 200 pounds while still leaving your hands free to open doors or make phone calls.

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    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: Just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It's very well made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    17. A clothes folder for anyone whose huge pile of just washed clothes is giving you some serious anxiety. This is so easy and satisfying to use, you might actually look forward (gasp!) to putting your clothes away.

    A step-by-step image on how to use the perforated folder
    Amazon

    It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters.

    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier." —S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    18. An Instant Pot Duo Crisp if you're looking to invest in something that practically cooks dinner for you — yes, miracles do exist! This ridiculously handy 11-in-1 kitchen gadget does it all: it pressure cooks, sautés, steams, slow cooks, sous vides, warms, air fries, roasts, bakes, broil and dehydrates.

    stainless steel instant pot with an air fryer attachment. fully roasted chicken next to it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased my Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker at the end of spring and it has made my summer cooking so easy. I did not even take out my grill this year, I have used my oven only a handful of times, and my cooktop thinks I have abandoned it. I have cooked everything from boiled eggs to country spare ribs in my Duo. I have used it to sauté, as a slow cooker, pressure cooker, to bake, broil, and air fry. I am in love with this appliance and wondering why it took me so long to get one." —Mark S.

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95.

    19. Scrub Daddy — now you won't have to struggle to scrub off that caked-on food on your pan from last night — plus: How could you not be happy looking at this smiling face?! This high-tech tool becomes a firm sponge under cold water and a soft scrubber under hot water. And it stays odor free for eight weeks, unlike traditional sponges.

    yellow scrub daddy
    green scrub daddy

    If these sound familiar, it's because they've been featured on Shark Tank!

    Promising review: "I don't have a dishwasher and have used so many products full of promise. THIS however, cleans better than anything I've ever used. Goes from scrubbing glass to pans with ease. Gets to the grease, lipstick, baked-on junk, all of it and so easy, no elbow grease required. Does not scratch and rinses clean without much effort. I'm a customer for life! I've used the pictured sponge (left) for three weeks and it's still going strong." —Denice

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. An automatic shutoff safety outlet so you can stop worrying all day about whether you turned your curling iron off. The peace of mind this smart device will give you is truly priceless.

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    You can set it to shut off after one, two, four, or eight hours.

    Promising review: "I have a really bad habit of forgetting to unplug my hair straightener, but this little guy saves the day! I can now keep it plugged in and set this for one hour, which is plenty of time for the straightener to heat up and for me to straighten my hair. It's saved me a lot of stress." —Tori Martinez

    Get it from Amazon for $19.52.

    21. A seat cushion because you don't want body aches and pains to make your day miserable. Made with orthopedic gel and memory foam, this will keep your derriere feeling comfy during a 10-hour workday or a long road trip. It's like sitting on clouds!

    Reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $30.55 (available in two colors)

    22. A jalapeño corer for anyone who knows the struggles of trying to get the seeds and ribs out of the center of these little guys. If you're someone who hates getting jalapeño juice on their fingers (the burn!!!), you'll love how this gadget allows you to spend minimal time touching the peppers.

    Reviewer's picture of multiple cored jalapeño peppers with the corer
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great tool! The first time I tried to core jalapeños, I tried a variety of knives and any other sharp pointy tools I could find in the kitchen. It took me forever, made a huge mess, and no matter how careful I was, I still tore the tops off the jalapeños. I was determined to find a better way to core a silly jalapeño. I read reviews on Amazon for several different jalapeño corers, and I am SO glad I chose this one! It works great!! In just a short time, I had 14 perfectly cored jalapeños, with 14 intact cores (above). I highly recommend this tool!" —daetexas

    Get it from Amazon for $13.86.

    23. A sweater pill remover so you don't have to replenish your sweater collection at the end of every season from all the pilling that happens. 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
    Celsious

    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!

    24. A lick mat that can be attached to a shower wall to distract skittish dogs with yummy peanut butter while their human gives them a bath or grooms them. Finally, something that takes all the stress out of your dog's bath time!

    Chewy

    You can suction cup it to the wall.

    Promising review: "I love this simple but amazing mat so much. My dog hates baths and, although she’s huge, she tries to jump out of the bath, leaving me and the floor soaking wet. Since this purchase, she stands patiently until her peanut butter is gone, and I get to give her the most thorough baths she’s ever had. Best of all, I stay dry! I encourage you to purchase this!!!" —LunasMom

    Get it from Chewy for $10.95 (available in two shapes).

    25. A scratch remover because even the best of drivers can get scratches on their cars from time to time. No need for that to ruin your day — just use this to buff out those surface scrapes instead of heading to the repair shop and shelling out big $$$.

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    Promising review: "This was the first time I had ever attempted a project like this and I was able to get great results without any special tools. I just used the polishing pad included, a microfiber towel and some high-grit sandpaper for the tougher spots. Everything worked out well. I finished the job with Turtle Wax polish. The pictures speak for themselves. This stuff works!" —TEXAS95

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    26. A magnetic key holder so you're not running around the house frantically trying to find your keys when you're already running 30 minutes late. 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
    amazon.com

    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.

    27. A 32-ounce hydration-tracking water bottle because when you have a busy day, making sure you drink enough water can be hard to do. By drinking two of these a day, you'll be better hydrated, which will help your energy levels and help you focus all day long.

    person holding up a hydration tracking bottle
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This water bottle exceeded my expectations! I find that having a countdown helps me get through water faster so I figured I would give this bottle a shot. I expected the plastic to be transparent so I was a bit confused when I took it out of the box and it wasn't. The color is light enough that you can actually see the liquid in the bottle. The wrist strap attached is of amazing quality! Very sturdy, as well as the bottle itself. The mouthpiece is easy to sip from without much effort and also easy to clean. Highly recommend!" —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 16 colors).

    28. A monthly budget planner to take the guesswork out of money management. Now you'll plan out how much of your paycheck will go toward necessities like food and rent, how much you'll save, and how much you can use to treat yourself to something nice.

    person writing in a monthly budget planner
    Amazon

    There are even monthly calendars so you can track when you'll get your paychecks and when bills are due.

    Promising review: "Best budget planner I ever owned. Love the color! It's easy to take with you and jot down everything that was spent that day and then for the entire week. Planning what you spent, what you owe, and what you plan to pay for is so easy. Allows you to be creative regarding your spending. I can even use the different colors for what I plan to spend on different projects regarding my art, my home decor, my writing, and my overall creativity. I am addicted to Clever Fox Planners." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 24 colors).

    29. A clever little PVC spiral so you don't have to walk around worrying that your ring will fall off your hand. This can make your ring up to 1.5 sizes smaller without a trip to the jeweler to get it permanently resized. 

    Hands winding the spiral onto an engagement-like ring
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I lost weight during my pregnancy (and after) and my wedding rings kept falling off. I didn't want to get them resized, have a little ball welded in, or wear one of those guards that slide around. I pretty much gave up on wearing them. I saw these in one of those silly BuzzFeed lists about Amazon products. I usually just read those things for a good laugh (really who needs a hedgehog-shaped planter). I immediately put this item in my cart and I couldn't be happier! It comes with four sizes. I used the smallest size for my engagement ring. It was super easy to wrap around." —DMA

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    30. An acne patch if you find yourself with an unwanted breakout the night before an important meeting. Just place one of your trouble spot, leave it on overnight, and it'll suck all the gunk out of it, leaving you with smaller, less red zits.

    Reviewer's square acne patch that is filled with pimple discharge
    Reviewer's cheeks with dark red acne scars and breakouts
    Same reviewer's cheeks, which are now a more even skin tone and free of almost all breakouts

    Promising review: "These are the best. Pop on one of these and your zit heals in half the time. The package has several different sizes so you can use really small ones for average pimples or on small places like the tip of your nose. It also comes with big ones for those zits that look like a light in the middle of your forehead. They’re practically invisible so you can wear them during the day." —Terry L. Burgess

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in XL square patches).

    Read our full in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches that gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 30,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    31. A pair of sneakers specifically designed for pregnant and postpartum people — if you've gotten to the point of your pregnancy where none of your other shoes fit you or you can't bend down enough to tie your shoes due to your expanding belly, these flexible, easy-to-slip-on shoes are exactly what you're looking for.

    rose pink sneakers with a pull tie lace up
    Ollie Gray

    These are designed to be ultra stretchy, so as your foot changes through pregnancy and even after you have your baby, you'll still be able to comfortably fit in this sneaker. The soles are reinforced to give you extra support on your arches as the extra (healthy!) weight from pregnancy starts to make your feet ache. And most importantly — these just look really stylish. No sacrificing fashion for comfort here!

    Ollie Gray is a woman-owned small business that creates design-driven, fashionable maternity products that actually adapt to and serve pregnant people's changing bodies. 

    Get it from Ollie Gray for $135 (available in women's sizes 6–11).

    32. A wood polish and conditioner in case your toddler decides to run their toys all over your favorite piece of furniture, and it leaves behind all these scratches and nicks. Never fear — this will take those marks and scratches right out.

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    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.

    33. 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!

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    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 $22.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    34. A Rubbermaid produce saver if you're sick and tired of reaching for your produce, discovering it's gone bad, and having to run to the store. 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 $17.04+ (available in multiple sizes and quantities).

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

    35. 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.

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    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 $14.85.

    Read our full EZ Off jar opener review here.

    36. A set of bedsheet fasteners if you get woken up by the inconvenience of your fitted sheet coming off of the corners of your mattress nearly every night.

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

    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, cheap solution for a major annoyance." —Shariece

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    37. A Home Chef subscription if you want to cook at home more but don't really have the time or energy to come up with meal ideas and go grocery shopping. Reviewers love the easy instructions, variety of options available, and the quality of the food they receive.

    salmon and green beans on a plate with a home chef meal kit box next to it
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    This meal kit subscription offers gluten-free, dairy-free, meatless, calorie-conscious, and carb-conscious meals, so whatever your dietary preferences are, they'll have something for you! Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients and the instructions to cook the meal. Most meals take 30 minutes to cook, but there are also 15-minute meals as well as oven-ready meals that you just pop right into the oven when you're ready to eat.

    Promising review: "Excellent flavors, easy to make, good variety of meals, arrive fresh and correctly prepared every time. Couldn't be more pleased. Has saved me time and money during the busy weekdays!" —Jessica

    Get it from Home Chef for $8.99/per serving.

    38. An herbal-infused panty liner because getting your period isn't exactly a pleasant experience, and these are designed to help relieve soreness, inflammation, and just help you feel a little bit better during that time of the month.

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    Honeypot is a plant-based, Black woman–owned small business established in 2014 that specializes in herbal-infused pads, menstrual cups, tampons, wipes, and other period products. 

    Promising review: "That tingle and then fresh feeling afterward feels amazing. I feel fresh all day, even in this Florida heat and humidity. I have recommended these to ALL of my friends." —Shay

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $6.88 or from Honeypot for $6.99.

    39. A pack of oven liners that protect the bottom of your oven from those awful drips and spills that happen when you're cooking up a casserole. Much easier to clean this than your entire oven!

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    Promising review: "I have often lined my oven with a custom-fit pan, or with simple aluminum foil, but after cleaning my oven recently, I decided I needed something a bit more hearty than my standard silver-colored sheet liner. I ordered these before Thanksgiving and put them to the test the day before and the day of. My oven was on at least 350 degrees for 12 hours one day and six hours the next. The mat held up perfectly. No wrinkling or buckling due to the heat, no melting, and thanks to liner, my sweet potato casserole with the butter and pecan and marshmallow topping that bubbled up left no mess in my oven. Once the oven cooled, the crisp baked mess brushed right off and the mat went right back into the oven!" –Pepperite

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    40. A set of prefilled liquid ant baits to set up at the first sign of those pesky guys crawling around your pantry. Just open it up, place it near where you saw ants, and the ants will carry the bait back to their colony, which will eventually kill them off. Yes, kinda brutal, but also very effective!

    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $4.68.

    41. A Duvaid duvet cover changing accessory if you literally put off washing your sheets because re-inserting the duvet into the freshly washed duvet cover is such a pain in the butt. This nifty tool gets the job done in seconds!

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    To use, tuck the grips under the mattress, insert the corner of the covered duvet into the clamps, and then just pull the cover over the rest of the comforter. Magic!

    Promising review: "Duvaid is a game changer. I hate when my wife asks me to change our duvet cover because it's such a pain to do it by yourself. You're trying to hold the end at the head of the board in place while pulling the cover down to the other end of the bed without the comforter shifting and sliding. Impossible. Until Duvaid. It works effortlessly — just put one grip under the mattress, lock in the corner of the comforter and cover into the other grip, repeat for the other side, and you can easily slide the cover over your comforter. It's like magic. Doing this household chore will never be the same." —DC and Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    42. A portable charger for anyone constantly on the go who won't be able to check their calendar if their phone dies. Now, if you notice your phone's at 3% in the middle of an important work call, you can just plug it into this. Crisis averted.

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    This has two USB ports to charge two devices at a time, and it holds enough juice to charge *over* THREE iPhone 8s.

    Promising review: "Purchased this charger because I was tired of my devices dying and scrabbling for an outlet. It comes with a mesh pouch to store the charger, USB, and a neat little light. I love the pawprint, which shows how much charge life is remaining on the charger as well as a visual cue when it's operating. It's a bit heavier than I would like but the fact that I can fully charge my phone and headset and still have extra battery left makes up for it. Overall a great purchase." —KW

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

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