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    23 Products You Won't Believe You Went All 2019 Without

    Don't blow it again this year.

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    1. A sworn-by Magic Eraser, if the mere thought of cleanup always holds you back from meal-prepping.

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    Promising review: "Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I've used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light-color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it's good as new!" —seven4eleven

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94 (for a four-pack).

    Plus, check out our picks for the best sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    2. A foldable cutting board so you can dump your sliced veggies right into your pot when you've finished prepping.

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    Promising review: "These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!" —C. Whitten

    Get it from Amazon for $8.11+ (available in six colors).

    3. A "disgustingly effective" set of sticky-stake insect traps to prevent leaf damage and reproductive issues stemming from pesky gnats, thrips, and fruit flies.

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    Promising review: "Holy cow these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new house plant, plus repotted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.04.

    4. A surge protector with six pivoting outlets to enable your gadget-hoarding tendencies.

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    Promising review: "I love that I can choose whether each plug is front-facing or turned to the side — makes for great cord management. I also love that the design uses the TOP plug on the outlet. So many I found use the bottom plug and all those reviewers complain that the weight of the adapters/cords pull the thing out of the wall. Finally, I like the versatility of being able to screw it into the outlet center point if you need the additional stability, but also that you don't have to do that if you want something more easily removable." —Susan B.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A terracotta bear that's just very happy (or is that fear on his face? — hard to read, tbh) to be tossed in your jar of brown sugar and keep it fresh for up to six months.

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    Promising review: "After going through multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. And that's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar. After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 mins and then added to my lumpy brown sugar. Two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $6.25.

    6. An easy-to-use clothing folding board if you watched the entirety of Tidying Up and thought, Wait, I got the spark joy part, but how did she just fold that?

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    Promising review: "If you are a folding klutz like me, you need this. Now I can zip through a load of laundry folding in no time, and everything tucks away neatly." —sbosak

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    7. A countertop garden to give your kitchen some nice ornamental greenery and a hefty supply of herbs and veggies for your next homemade meal. (Even if you have a terrible track record with keeping plants alive, it'll be pretty hard to mess this one up.)

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    Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best Caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99 (available in black and sage).

    And read our full review of the Goodful Aerogarden.

    8. A water flosser that'll thoroughly clean all those hard-to-get nooks and crannies in your mouth. Try giving me anything less than an "A" on my next dentist check-up, I dare you!!!

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    Promising review: "So...this is amazing. This is my first review ever on Amazon after ordering numerous things. I had periodontal pockets from not flossing and I also experienced some bone loss. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using this flosser and instantly knew I liked this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only five days my gums were noticeably cleaner and felt much better. After two weeks of using the this flossing system my gums have done a complete 180 and my mouth and gums are starting to heal properly!" —Ebony

    Get it from Amazon for $65.67 (available in seven colors).

    9. An attachable "scrap trap" with a scraper (think: dustpan and broom for your countertops) that'll make the transfer of scraps to garbage as seamless as ever.

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    Promising review: "I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! Keeps the counter clean, you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this (strawberry stems, onion peels, etc.), or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan (broccoli florets, chopped peppers and onions, etc.). Makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!" —*BeckyC*

    Get it from Amazon for $19.14.

    10. An Instant Pot that just might revolutionize the way you cook — and by that I mean, fewer occasions for cereal dinners. This thing is truly a lazy person's best friend.

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    What can't this thing do? It can cook rice, pressure-cook, slow-cook, steam, saute, make yogurt, and warm up food. It cannot drive your children to school.

    Promising review: "I absolutely despise spending a lot of time in the kitchen after work. I am tired, just want to pour a glass of wine, and binge-watch Supernatural. My boyfriend can't cook to save his life, so that isn't much help either. I'd feel better eating something created out of real, edible foods rather than microwaved in a pouch with fake cheese, so I cook even when I stay over at his house. Just when I was pondering the option of breaking up and finding a man who can cook (not really), INSTANT POT HAPPENED! Dinner is done and ready to eat every time in less than an hour. Sometimes WAY less than an hour. I can't believe I survived 30 years without one! It would have been AMAZING back when I was in college! I am constantly learning new things I can whip up (sometimes trial and error, sometimes recipe books). I can throw frozen chicken breasts in it, seasoning, just hit poultry setting, adjust the time up a bit, and boom. Super tender amazing chicken. Something about handling raw chicken makes me too disgusted to eat it once it's cooked, so being able to throw it in frozen is such a relief." —Sunahm

    Get it from Amazon for $59.92+ (available in 6- and 8-quart).

    11. A "drain millipede" that'll dig up all the hair and gunk clogging your drains on the first go.

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    Promising review: "I was amazed at what it pulled out! Gobs of hair from what was probably years ago, over and over again. I kept inserting it until just a little past when it stopped, and kept pulling out more and more gunk. When all was said and done, I had a clean, free-flowing drain. An easy five-star rating for me." —Mr. Thomas J. Long

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    12. An indoor food compost bin you won't mind leaving out on the counter.

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    Promising review: "I love this compost bin! It is very well designed. They actually tested all aspects of it. The one-handed operation is SO much better than having to lift off a lid like my old steel compost bin. The lid flips up/down very easily. The lid removes when you want to empty it out. The plastic inside is super smooth so there are no nooks or crannies for food to get caught. Most of the waste simply slips off and then you can just rinse it and you are good to go. I don't have to buy compost bags anymore either. There is no smell when it is on the counter. I was worried about it looking tacky on my counter because it is plastic, but is is so well designed that it even looks classy on my granite counter." —Susanne M. Millar

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in gray and white).

    Read our full review of the OXO Good Grips Easy-Clean Compost Bin here.

    13. A temperature-controlled ceramic mug so you can have a leisurely drink of morning coffee instead of racing to finish it in a five-minute window.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cup! I play video games and watch movies on the weekend for a few hours of entertainment. And this cup delivers a perfect cup of hot coffee throughout my gaming sessions even with my fans blowing in my face. I now must have this cup for life. I love coffee, and it tastes even better in this cup because the coffee is consistently hot. It is simply fantastic!" —Kyle Switala

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (available in black and white).

    14. A massage ball that'll help you destress after a long day, and also probably make a lot of friends.

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    Promising review: "Amazing. Seriously, buy this. It is the best back massage I’ve ever had. I have trouble with my wrists and hands and can’t massage my husband’s back for very long. This is small and easily fits in my hand. I can give him a great massage without pain. He massaged my back with it as well and it’s phenomenal! I would definitely buy this again and I’ve recommended it to my family." —Mifflinpartyofthree

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in purple, pink, green, and blue).

    15. A storage system for stacking your pans if you're tired of getting wiped out by an avalanche every time you open up your cupboards.

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    Promising review: "This thing is awesome. I have a small kitchen without a lot of counter space, and this thing helps keep everything organized, readily available, and keeps the stovetops clear. I have four pans (two are heavy copper core) on rotation and a goose-neck kettle, which I keep on top. Perfect solution for my needs." —D. Park

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    16. A pack of god-sent tongue scrapers to remove plaque and bacteria buildup.

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    Promising review: "This is an awesome quality product! My husband has always had an issue with bad breath, even though he's ridiculously meticulous about his oral hygiene. Yet he still had the most rancid breath. Our 12-year-old son was the same way, great oral hygiene — terrible, knock-you-over-and-kill-all-living-things-in-a-mile-radius breath. HORRIBLE! They both had been evaluated for possible gut issues because we couldn't figure out what could possibly be causing it. Enter, the tongue scraper! Just like that — BAM! No more bad breath at all! You have no idea how horrible it is when you can't stand your own husband's and son's breath. I no longer need a respirator to be in the same room as them." —Kelly A Torres

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (for a two-pack; available in two colors).

    17. A set of loop hangers to organize your scarves, belts, ties, and even leggings.

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    Promising review: "This is such a great way to store my scarves. I can fold them neatly and they are not wrinkled when I pull them out to wear them! I have used other types of scarf hangers and all my scarves ended up very wrinkled and disheveled looking." —luvnlifevt

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    18. An attachable "Tidy Cup" that'll catch droplets of detergent before your laundry excursion really goes south.

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    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite items ever! I don’t know how I did laundry without it. No more messy detergent dripping overnight onto the floor or hangers. It’s all in the cup! And it’s easy to pour out the amount that I need!!!! I love, love, love this product." —Shannonmk

    Get it from Amazon for $10.11.

    19. A luxurious foam spa pillow with seven suction cups that cling to your tub to give your shoulders and neck some much-needed orthopedic support when you're kicking back.

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    Promising review: "So, if you're like me and live in an apartment you know the bath has little to offer. I was hesitant buying this product knowing I didn't have a head ledge for the top bend to really rest on. But after putting it in my tub and soaking in a long-deserved bath this item was just what I needed. No stiff neck or sore back. Easy to place and clean. This is something I'll recommend to all." —Hannah Ruble

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available in a three-panel option, pictured below, for $20.99).

    Read our full write-up of the Gorilla Grip Spa Bath Pillow here.

    20. A grout pen for effortlessly restoring the look of your tile grout so your floors can look brand spankin' new in no time.

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    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady that lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new now!" —donna c. turnage

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

    21. A miracle-working air purifier to alleviate your allergies and zap all the nasty odors lingering around your house that you've been trying to ignore for the last year.

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    Promising review: "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breath easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." —calcrnflakegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $84 (available in dark gray and white).

    Read our full write-up of the Germ Guardian AC4825 here.

    22. A sworn-by portable laptop desk, if your work station is your couch or bed (and why shouldn't it be? [ok, sure, there have been a few studies explaining why it shouldn't be]).

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    Promising review: "I have a 17-inch laptop that: 1) gets pretty warm on the bottom; and 2) has a sort of bar towards the back to tilt the laptop slightly. Between the heat output and the bar digging into my leg, I finally decided I needed to give in and buy a lap desk. After a lot of research, this seemed to fit the bill. It's large enough for my laptop with enough room (not a huge amount, but enough) for my mouse on the side. The lap desk itself, while large, is surprisingly light so it's comfortable on my lap and doesn't add a whole bunch of weight to my already heavy laptop. In fact, I can barely feel the weight of it on my lap alone. The bottom padding, which is easily removable, is a flat rectangle which I personally preferred to the two-roll style of padding." —K Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $16.96 (available in white, mint, indigo blue, black, blue, and hot pink).

    23. And a five-piece set of air containers that'll save you time rummaging through baggies to find your dry food.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the second set of OXO Pop containers that I have purchased. I bought the really big set a while ago and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy (I know...yuck); my cat's kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it's running low. (FYI: The pet food container is not included in these sets, but is worth the additional purchase.) I love these containers. They are lightweight enough so there's no strain on the wrists, yet heavy enough they don't tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean, and you could apply labels to distinguish between flours and sugars. They are expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for — quality costs extra money. If I need another set in the future, I will buy it." —Judith A Loue

    Get it from Amazon for $49.91.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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