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    31 Clever Problem-Solvers From Walmart With Such Good Reviews, You Might Think “I Should Try That”

    Make your life easier with these handy gadgets and genius products that reviewers swear by.

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    1. A tube of O'Keeffe's Working Hands hand cream that'll repair even the driest, most cracked hands. With all the hand-washing we're doing this year, this product will soon become your best friend.

    The hand cream

    Promising reviews: "I use this on my hands and feet. Right out of the shower. No more cracked heels and dry hands. I have tried everything! Also a huge bonus for me is no scent at all. Finally found something that's reasonably priced and works better than anything else I have found. Would definitely recommend O'Keeffe's. My husband also uses it as he works out in the cold and gets dry cracked hands if he doesn't." –Kate

    "I love this brand of lotions. This lotion works great and doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy, even though it feels like there's a layer of protection, if that makes sense. I wash my hands so much and my skin was feeling the effects of all the water and soap, but this lotion definitely helps to heal the issues. I keep a tube of this in my car, too, especially during the drying winter months!" –Lorik

    Price: $5.56

    2. A roll of Alien Tape that can hold up to 17.5 pounds on virtually any surface and can be reused again and again. It's perfect for keeping rugs from sliding on hardwood floors or for hanging up picture frames.


    Promising reviews: "Best purchase for your money! This product does exactly as advertised. I would definitely recommend it. I feel like this product should always be kept handy! I actually used the tape as opposed to nails...less holes in the wall." –Chynna

    "After reading the reviews, I thought I'd give this a try. I'm tired of other products leaving residue on my hardwood floors. I have two dogs that have had hip surgery, and I can't risk them slipping, so I have rugs everywhere. I used to have to adjust the rugs and pads several times a day, but not now. This tape is a miracle! It STAYS PUT, even while vacuuming the rugs. I had to move one of the rugs, and the tape peeled off without leaving residue, and then re-stuck in the new area. This stuff is unbelievable! I've recommended it to family and friends." –Michelleg73

    Price: $19.88

    3. A bottle of Super Glue with a precision nozzle so you can easily repair that broken mug or trinket the next time you have a clumsy moment.

    person using super glue to repair a tear in a brown leather item

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. Have several packs of Loctite Super Glue including this professional strength version as well as their gel version. This Professional Strength Super Glue is outstanding. We had a precious Christmas nativity scene that was damaged when a picture fell. The donkey lost both of his ears, but after comprehensive ear application surgery leveraging Loctite Pro strength Super Glue, Donkey was as good as new. He can hear out of both ears now, thank God." –SoCal 55

    Price: $5.47

    4. An Ove Glove, which offers heat protection up to 540 degrees Fahrenheit and is perfect for baking, grilling, or handling camp fires. The five-finger mobility makes it superior to that clunky oven mitt you hate using, and it also offers protection around your wrist from any hot surfaces you might bump up against.


    Promising review: "Love, love, love these. My third set and still have others for years. Works better than a mitt. You can use all five fingers for better control. I wash and bleach mine. Has never torn, only little stretched at the wrist. Doesn't cause a problem with me. Gave my son a set and others. Will buy again." –Nancy

    Price: $19.50 for a pack of two (originally $29.44)

    5. A two-pack of LED wireless puck lights to put in your closet, pantry, under your cabinets, or any other small corner of your house that doesn't have a light source.


    Promising review: "The puck lights are just what I needed to light up my stove area when I am not cooking. The lights give just enough light to grab water or a snack from the refrigerator without turning on the brighter lights. They are very lightweight and turn on with a light touch. I now understand why people like puck lights. They look sleek and modern and use very little energy. I can see a lot of usages for these little beauties." –DSL1

    Price: $9.97 for a pack of two

    6. A pack of 100 nonslip velvet hangers so your clothes actually stay on the hanger and not on the closet floor.

    Clothes hanging on black nonslip hangers

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these hangers, and you definitely can't beat the price!!! It not only gives my closet a luxurious look with the velvet, but it also helps create so much more space!!!! They're strong, too. I also REALLY like how nothing slips off of them, like with plastic hangers, and they also have an indentation for straps." –Michelle

    Price: $33.99 (available in two colors)

    7. A TubShroom, which is a bath tub drain protector that catches all of your hair before it clogs your drain. Gross, sure, but really effective.

    BuzzFeed reviewer holding a TubShroom covered in her hair with caption "ew but YAS"
    Sarah Aspler / BuzzFeed

    Promising reviews: "I used to have a hair-catcher in my shower that did a good job but from time to time I still had to use a tool to remove the hair deep down in the drain. Not any more! This Shroom slips down inside and catches all of my hair. I remove it after every shower. When I want to take a bath, I pull out the Shroom and put the normal plug back in. Works great!" –Stevesgurl

    "I have long thick hair and my shower drain was clogging all the time. I took out the existing drain and popped this in. Super easy. It totally catches so much hair and gunk (gross), but my drain hasn't clogged since. It does need cleaned frequently, but is better than dealing with trying to snake out the drain." –Abby

    Price: $14.99

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeeder swears by this, check out "This Mushroom-Shaped Hair Catcher Is So Gross, But Really Satisfying."

    8. A 39-piece tool set that you can pull out any time you need to put together a piece of furniture, hang up a picture, or start a DIY project.

    39-piece pink tool kit in a black carrying case

    Promising review: "I bought this tool kit for my two daughters who are in college. It is a perfect tool kit, it has a little bit of everything. Great tool kit at a great price and it comes in a storage box that you can store just about anywhere. Also part of the proceeds benefits the American Breast Cancer Society. Very pleased with this purchase." –dlx4

    Price: $24.49 (originally $29.99)

    9. A stain and odor remover for when your four-legged friend has a little accident on the carpet (and you really liked that carpet).

    The spray bottle of stain remover

    Promising review: "I have tried so many different things to help with pet stains, mainly urine, and this is the only one that does what it says it’s supposed to. It has a nice clean smell and gets rid of the funky urine smell. I have a senior dog and she occasionally has accidents in the house. This spray has been wonderful to have! I first soak up what I can with a towel then spray it liberally with this, let it sit then suck it up with my handheld spot cleaner. It leaves the area smelling fresh and no sign of any urine!" –Onyx2016

    Price: $8.28

    10. A plastic mat to place underneath your office chair in case your home office has carpet and the wheels of your office chair can't roll.

    Clear plastic mat with a wheeled chair atop it

    Promising reviews: "My hubby and I are putting together a small office and have pretty much ordered everything for it through Walmart. This mat is sturdy and durable. It's a perfect addition to our office!" –gailichi

    "This mat is fabulous! I put it down right after it arrived ... The wheels on my desk chair no longer are useless stuck in the carpet. I'm impressed that its just the right size too. Thanks Walmart!" –Michael

    Price: $28.59

    11. A pack of Miracle Cleaning Erasers that seriously lives up to its name as it gets rid of grime and scruffs off of walls and bathtubs with ease.

    Magic eraser cleaning up crayon on the wall

    Promising reviews: "I've loved these the moment they came on the market. My kids used them to keep the whitewalls clean on their sneakers. Cuts through kitchen and bathroom grime. Perfectly cleans glass stove tops. Cuts through old, baked-on grease (I love shiny pots and pans!). And, just last week, I found I can use them on metals in place of tarnish remover!" –Lindy

    "These work wonders. I've used regular sponges, washcloths, brillo pads and these are hands down the best. They remove leftover scum that other items I've used never picked up. I only purchase this and have for years. All my family and friends use them now. They are definitely worth it." –SnowBat

    Price: $5.97 for a pack of 12

    12. A small but mighty wireless handheld vacuum that comes with three different attachments so you can pick up dust and dirt from even the smallest of crevices.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS THING! It works in small spaces and is so easy to use... literally has one button. The attachments help to get every last piece of dirt. I've used it on my car, around the house, and furniture! Would recommend it to anyone. I'll never go without it!" –Kelley

    Price: $24.99 (available in four colors)

    13. Or a robot vacuum because all you have to do is touch one button and watch while it vacuums for you. If that's not a smart investment in saving yourself both time *and* money, I don't know what is.

    ionvac robot vacuum going up on a rug

    Promising reviews: "I have had this for almost two weeks now and I love it! I programmed it to clean every day and so far it have done the work. It returns to the stations when battery is at approximately 10%. Recommended!" –Carol

    "Oh my gosh. What don't I love about this little helper!! I am a busy mom of two messy little girls. I can go about my day and have clean floors. And best part it also collects all the dust bunnies I had under my bed that I couldn't reach with my broom. Suction is amazing. I love that I can control the vacuum from work. And have the floors cleaned by the time I get home. A busy mom's dream!" –Walmartshopper

    Price: $99 (originally $179.88)

    14. An over-the-sink drying rack to save precious counter space. Plus: it can be rolled up when it's not in use so you can utilize all of your sink.

    A grated gray drying rack over a sink

    Promising review: "My mother purchased this item, and she loves it. This roll-out drying rack works great. It fits over the sink perfectly and is very sturdy. It holds several pots or pans easily. The fact that all the water can drip right into the sink is great and saves time. It rolls up quickly and easily so that it can be stored out of the way after use. If you get it dirty, no problem as it is dishwasher-safe so cleaning it is simple too." –Allen

    Price: $24.99

    15. A mini Magic Bullet blender so you don't have to use and clean a huge blender just for one banana strawberry smoothie.

    A silver blender with a black base and clear plastic cup filled with a fuchsia-colored smoothie

    Promising reviews: "It's a compact device which serves every purpose of blending, chopping and uses less space for storage, too! For a student like me its one of the best recommended purchases!" –Meghna

    "Very easy to use. I bought this for protein shakes and other healthy drinks. It cleans easier than any other blender I have used. The accessories cups, lids and drinking rings work well too. I'm very glad I purchased this and wonder why I waited so long!" –landmanhall

    Price: $22.96

    16. A weatherstrip seal that will close any gaps in your doors and windows, thus preventing drafts and air leaks.

    Model's hands installing weatherstrip seal

    Promising review: "If you're patient and take your time putting this stripping up correctly, you will not believe the difference. Literally night and day. The drafty door was so bad we were going to invest in a good storm door, then put this stripping up and the draft is completely gone! Even passes the candle test. We couldn't believe how brilliantly this stuff works." –ABH2

    Price: $4.88

    17. A double-hanging garment rack that's the perfect solution for anyone with a tiny closet. Now you'll actually have space to hang up and see all of your favorite clothes, meaning you'll end up wearing them more often.

    gray rolling garment rack with clothes and shoes on it

    Promising review: "These are the best-ever racks. I bought one last year in a rush to store snowmobile gear over the summer. I was so happy with the quality, that I bought two more this year for additional storage of other garments and coats. The two shelves (bottom, used to store larger items such as boots, helmets etc...) and at the top (this shelf is also very helpful to store stacked boxes, other smaller containers of gloves, scarves etc...). Assembly is so easy and quick. This is truly a great investment and I highly recommend for those who need extra storage space or are just plain crazy regarding organization!" –Keith

    Price: $59

    18. A Top Ramen microwave cooker to evenly cook ramen in less than four minutes. The handles are heat-resistant, so you won't have to worry about burning your hands while handling hot ramen.

    person using chopstick to eat ramen out of a top ramen microwave cooker

    Promising review: "As if ramen wasn't easy enough (isn't that one of its appeals?), this microwave cooker makes it even easier. It cooks perfectly and consistently. No need to waste electricity or gas boiling water. Three minutes and it's ready to eat. I loved it so much, I bought a second one for work. I highly recommend this product!" –Laura

    Price: $9.07

    19. A 28-piece kitchen utensil and gadget set so you never find yourself without the correct tool to make your meal. It also includes a corkscrew in case you decide to, you know, abandon the cooking and open a bottle of wine instead.

    28 pieces of kitchen utensils and gadgets on a kitchen counter

    Set comes with a slotted turner, a short turner, a basting spoon, a Euro peeler, a can opener, tongs, a pizza cutter, a wing corkscrew, three magnetic clips, shears, a spoon rest, a pie server, a whisk, a silicone spatula, a utensil holder, five measuring spoons, four measuring cups, a wood spoon, and a slotted spoon.

    Promising review: "This is a fantastic deal on a set like this! It's affordable but still good quality kitchen items. I wasn't sure what to expect ordering this since it had so many utensils and items at that price, but I was pleasantly surprised. This is a must-have for anyone starting out in a new home or apartment. Has all the basic necessities with a few extra perks thrown in." –Kayla

    Price: $29.97

    20. A pressure washer to keep your front porch, deck, or patio looking as clean as it did the day you moved in.

    person using a pressure washer to clean the back deck

    Promising review: "It is exactly what I needed and I could not be more pleased. I was able to blast away mold that was growing on the cement tiles on top of my house. It works fantastic and with the long cord and variety of nozzles it made the work much easier. I felt I had excellent control while working off the ground with a high pressure hose. Very satisfied." –Sun Joe User Steve

    Price: $159.99 (available in three colors)

    21. A battery-operated LED camping lantern to keep in your house in case of a power outage. It'll easily light up an entire room, and you can also use it as an outdoor light source when you have a late-night backyard hang.

    LED camping lantern sitting on a table outside

    Promising reviews: "This is the best and inexpensive product I've purchased for blackouts. My batteries have lasted in it a year already. The light is still just as bright as when I purchased the lantern last year. I have two and will be purchasing another." –vicky3278

    "Very pleased with this lantern. The light was so bright, it lit up a whole room. I am now prepared for any blackout that might occur during the hurricane season. I have four, but will probably order a few more soon." –Helen

    Price: $13.47 (originally $14.97)

    22. A teeny tiny spatula that gets every last drop of your beauty products. Listen: you paid a pretty penny for that foundation, and you don't want to throw away the bottle before it's truly empty!

    person using a pink spatula tool to get foundation out

    Promising review: "This is a gem! Helped me get out all of my expensive foundation easily. With this gem I was able to use all my product instead of wasting what I couldn't get inside of the bottle. With this spatula you're able to get all of the leftover product that you weren't able to get before. It gets it all!!" –Norma

    Price: $4.94

    23. A headlight restoration kit to make your lights shine like they're brand-new. This will save you a trip to the repair shop, and it will keep you safer because now you'll be able to see better when you drive at night.

    before and after shot of a headlight after using a restoration kit

    Promising reviews: "I am majorly impressed by this product! Easy directions, quick and easy to use. I had both headlights done in a half hour. I have to admit, I was skeptical, but it really made my headlights look like new!" –Samantha

    "This worked wonders on my headlights, and it was so quick and easy. Don't be intimidated; this really doesn't take mechanical know-how. Meguiar's worked SO much better than the one-step cream treatment that you rub on your headlights. There is no comparison." –Patti

    Price: $24.41

    24. An electric wine opener so you can stop breaking corks with a flimsy corkscrew and sacrificing unsuspecting bottles of wine. You just want to get what you paid for, for goodness' sake!


    Promising review: "I bought this for my elderly father, since he had been having trouble opening wine, and he loves it! It really helps and he likes the wine stopper having a pour function. I would definitely recommend this product if you have trouble opening wine!" –Jessica

    Price: $21.13 (originally $28.95, available in two colors)

    25. A garment steamer to easily get rid of wrinkles in your clothes, even that shirt that's been crumpled up at the back of your drawer. It can even freshen up curtains while they're still hung up.

    person using a white steamfast steamer to dewrinkle clothes

    Promising review: "This compact garment steamer is the perfect life saver. It can easily fit in luggage to take on the go. It is very light even holding almost 12 ounces of water and has a no-slip grip handle area. It is easy to fill with a simple twist on and off top and a simple on and off switch located on the top. It is ready to go within minutes and the steam is continuous. It's easy to maneuver. The nozzle is wide enough to cover a good amount of area in a small time. I got the wrinkles out of a dress in less than eight minutes. You can steam out curtains for seasonal change or freshen up a dry clean-only suit super fast without burning or ruining it. The cord is average length so make sure your garment is close enough to reach." –jojorenee

    Price: $14.88

    26. An office chair with lumbar support to keep your back protected and feeling good, even after a 12-hour WFH day. Nobody's got time to go to the chiropractor these days!

    black office chair in an office building

    Promising review: "I purchased this chair in red. My husband has his "man cave" down in the basement. So, I thought this red would bring a pop of color to the den. :) He previously had some old chair from like 10-12 years ago, so this us a HUGE upgrade! Made of a stretchy canvas type material that gives when you move around in the chair. Ergonomically correct with the lower lumbar support and the sturdy armrests. It has the hydraulics under the seat, so you can position it higher or lower, depending on your preference so your feet are flat on the floor. He had been having some back issues lately, so I'm hoping with this chair being more sturdy, and with the added lumbar support, it will help him sit up straight and alleviate some of that back pain. Very simple to put together. Chair swivels with ease - no jerky motion. The advertisement says up to 200 lbs, but my husband is easily 250 lbs. Seems to work fine for him. I would definitely recommend this chair. Gives the added support just as well as the expensive brands!" –bebe1pink

    Price: $54.99 (originally $75, available in six colors)

    27. A white noise machine that'll drown out the sounds of rowdy neighbors or loud construction so you can finally get a good night's sleep — a feat that is truly priceless.

    gray white noise machine sitting on a dresser in a bedroom

    Promising reviews: "This sound machine product does an exceptional job and it really blocks out noises. I have a nearby warehouse noise issue (forklifts that make annoying 'beeping' sounds sometimes throughout the night) that was waking me up at times. I bought this machine and it works incredibly! I am now able to sleep like a baby through the whole night and do not hear the beeping anymore." –epmnj

    "I am an insomniac. For decades, when I have been able to sleep, I have used a big box fan. Like many other fan users in the winter months, I freeze! So, I bought this doubting it would help. Amazingly, I sleep better and longer with this tiny, little, soothing, sound machine that isn't even as loud as my big box fan! Thank you! My family thanks you too!" –FrugalMom

    Price: $40+ (available in four colors)

    28. A knife sharpener so you can keep your knives as razor-sharp as the day you bought them even after years of chopping.

    person using an accusharp knife sharpener to sharpen a serrated knife

    Promising review: "This sharpener is a great deal for a cheap price. I took all my big knives and sharpened each one at a time. I discovered that if you press hard and go slowly down the blade of the knife while sharpening with this tool, this will give you the best results. You may have to repeat this process up to eight or ten times. The best way to prove the knife is sharp is to take a piece of paper, hold the paper up and slice the paper straight down with the knife. It should cut the paper with great ease and not crumple up. All of my knives will now cut like butter and hard vegetables are very easy to slice. Don't waste your time with expensive electric sharpening machines. This tool will do almost as good of job. I definitely recommend this sharpener and it fits right into my drawer." –deerecka

    Price: $9.97

    29. A folding laundry drying rack so you can stop hanging up clothes to dry over random chairs in your house.

    A gray plastic laundry drying rack with clothes on it

    Promising reviews: "It is very sturdy and holds more clothes than my old one, will not rust, and actually is a great color. Folds down easily if you want to put it away. This one should last me forever. This will hold at least 10 items of clothing (jeans, sweaters, work pants, shirts). I use it for all my clothes I don't dry. It holds up perfectly full with wet clothes." –MelissaC72

    "I have a portable washer that I bought for my apartment. I am thinking about getting the dryer, but decided to try this rack first. This rack has been WONDERFUL in getting my drying done!! I was hanging everything up on hangers in my closets, but this has made it so much easier to just throw things across to dry! I wish that I had purchased it earlier! It is tall and wide, and holds a lot! Easy to assemble. Very happy with this rack!" –Wafflesmom

    Price: $34.60

    30. A space heater that'll keep you toasty when your apartment's decades-old radiator just isn't giving off enough heat.

    space heater on the floor next to a kitchen table

    Promising review: "I've always struggled with finding a heater to heat my room since it's pretty large. It usually takes other heaters a couple hours before I even start to feel it, I've had this guy on for half an hour and my room is already nice and toasty! Love the thermostat, remote, timer, and oscillating features!" –Natalie

    Price: $47.84

    31. A sturdy step stool for safely reaching the highest of shelves, or even the medium-high shelves if you're super short like me. It folds up easily when not in use, and the anti-slip material on the steps will make you feel secure.

    white and black step stool with three steps and anti-slip surfaces

    Promising review: "This step is super sturdy. I considered other cheaper alternatives, but am really glad i got this one. It holds my weight without creaking, and I feel super steady on it. I'm using in a new apartment for hanging things and putting things away in my TINY kitchen in the upper cupboards. it's great! Also it folds super thin, and fits between my counter and refrigerator, so does not take up any space at all. Definitely recommend!" –Saudia

    Price: $42.99

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