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1. A sheet of stick-on sound dampeners so you don't have to worry about waking up your roommates when you find yourself opening and closing cabinets for a midnight snack.

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Promising review: "These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you're wiping down the part of the cabinet they'll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while." —LMA

Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon for $4.45.

2. A Scalpmaster shampoo brush that'll give your scalp the deepest cleaning of its flakey existence. (Bye forever, dandruff!)

Promising review: "I never knew something so small and cheap would be the answer I'd been looking for. Seriously, if you have dandruff, you need this. I was going through so many different shampoos and scalp treatments trying to find something that worked, and nothing did." —CircusmindGet it from Amazon for $3.23.
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Promising review: "I never knew something so small and cheap would be the answer I'd been looking for. Seriously, if you have dandruff, you need this. I was going through so many different shampoos and scalp treatments trying to find something that worked, and nothing did." —Circusmind

Get it from Amazon for $3.23.

3. A set of wine-stopper condoms for a tongue-in-cheek way to keep your wine fresh.

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Promising review: "These are amazing. You can use them more than once. They are slightly hard to get on, but that just assures a tight seal. I especially like that you do not have to worry about your wine stopper's height fitting in the fridge." —sznic

Read our full review here.

Get a set of six from Amazon for $13.97 or from Firebox for $17.

4. A pack of acne patches that work to minimize inflammation and redness with lightning speed.

Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse." —Lindsay & EddieRead our full review here. Get 24 patches from Amazon for $4.89.
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Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse." —Lindsay & Eddie

Read our full review here.

Get 24 patches from Amazon for $4.89.

5. A grill scrubber for removing stubborn grease and grime without breaking a sweat.

Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." —DufferGet it from Amazon for $4.99.
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Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." —Duffer

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

6. A 2-inch blind-spot mirror that attaches to your rear-view mirror so changing lanes on the freeway is slightly less stress-inducing.

Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these it's been a blessing — I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." —Mariam AbassGet a pair from Amazon for $12.
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Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these it's been a blessing — I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." —Mariam Abass

Get a pair from Amazon for $12.

7. A tangle-free cord organizer, if you're starting to feel like you're wasting away your life fastidiously unknotting electronics.

Promising review: "I really like this thing! I was tired of de-tangling my headphones every day after throwing them into my bag. I actually use it and it does the job perfectly!" —KristenGet it from Amazon for $6.29.
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Promising review: "I really like this thing! I was tired of de-tangling my headphones every day after throwing them into my bag. I actually use it and it does the job perfectly!" —Kristen

Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

8. A long-lasting TubShroom that'll catch all your hairs — more than you knew were on your body, even — and save you the nightmare of having to snake your drain.

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Promising review: "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. It does not seem to slow the flow of water down the drain significantly. I'm very impressed, having used this around a month. 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 six colors).

9. A pack of gold snail hydrogel eye patches designed to reduce the appearance of dark circles and dryness after just 30 minutes of use.

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Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this product. For very little, you receive a lot of masks and they really do make an impact. I can tell my under-eye area looks firmer and brighter after I use them. They longer they stay on, the better. Under-eye concealer applies beautifully after using them. The gel patches stick better to my small face than the paper eye patches I’ve tried in the past." —Amanda Blaum

Read our full review here.

Get a container of 60 from Amazon for $10.50.

10. A "blue apple" freshness extender that'll save you big bucks on your difficult-to-preserve produce.

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Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks — some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

11. A bottle-emptying valve you can use for kitchen and bathroom products alike to get every last bit out (and, in turn, save yourself time and money).

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Promising review: "I absolutely love these. I haven't found anything yet that they don't work with. Right now I have them on my lotion, shampoo and conditioner bottles. I have always tipped my bottles over but they fall over and these help with that. I highly recommend these if you like to get the last drop out of your bottles." —Amazon Customer

Get the kit from Amazon for $19.99.

12. A Tile Mate tracking device that will tell you via app whether your misplaced keys are hiding underneath your couch cushion (phew!) or are currently en route to a Panera in a town you've never heard of (no god please no).

Promising review: "For 25 years I have helped my husband look for his wallet. EVERY DAY. No matter what system I tried to introduce him to, what basket was on the counter just for his wallet...was a dismal failure. EVERY DAY FOR 25 YEARS. I gave this tile to him for Christmas. It has been the best two months of my life." —Pamela RadcliffeGet it from Amazon for $14.99.
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Promising review: "For 25 years I have helped my husband look for his wallet. EVERY DAY. No matter what system I tried to introduce him to, what basket was on the counter just for his wallet...was a dismal failure. EVERY DAY FOR 25 YEARS. I gave this tile to him for Christmas. It has been the best two months of my life." —Pamela Radcliffe

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

13. A terracotta bear friend you can toss in your brown sugar to keep your supply soft and tasting fresh.

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Promising review: "Had a large amount of brown sugar and couldn't keep it soft even in a tight container. I purchased new 5-quart jars for my flour, sugar, and so forth and quickly realized my brown sugar was a ROCK! I purchased this, soaked it, and placed it in the sugar as instructed. Within hours, it was soft again, which was amazing to me! I have about 2 pounds of sugar in the 5-quart jar currently. The jar is a sealed gasket but I haven't had to re-soak the bear yet (only a month in use currently). Would recommend to anyone — just mad I have wasted so much brown sugar over the years." —diosa

Get it from Amazon for $5.80.

14. Keepons that attach to your glasses to stop them from slipping down your nose every five minutes.

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Promising review: "I've been wearing glasses since I was 6 and the last couple pairs I've owned have been plastic frame glasses. I never saw the sliding glasses as an issue; the motion of pushing my glasses up to my head was almost ritualistic. Finally I decided to look for a fix. WOW, these are life-changing — I can't believe I haven't been using these all my life. They make a world of difference for me, no longer having to push or adjust my glasses." —CKd

Get three pairs from Amazon for $2.79.

15. A grout pen for effortlessly restoring your tiles so they'll look brand spankin' new in no time.

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

16. A set of reusable sealing food clips that attach easily to any bag so you don't have to transfer it to another container.

Promising review: "These caps really work. I used them on snack bags and don't have to take the clip off to use it. I just pour the snacks out. I works like described." —judyboGet it from Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: "These caps really work. I used them on snack bags and don't have to take the clip off to use it. I just pour the snacks out. I works like described." —judybo

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

17. A bike-chain fidget toy for reducing stress and anxiety while increasing overall focus.

Promising review: "This is a great fidget gadget for anyone who needs to play with something to help focus, and not cause a lot of distraction for others while doing so! I bought it for my husband, who CANNOT be still for more than .04 seconds at a time, and will fidget with absolutely anything within reach. A lot of his makeshift 'toys' were driving me up the wall with annoyance listening to the clicks, buzzes, whirring, etc...then I found this!!! It's nearly silent and satisfies his need to play with something. My sanity has been saved!" —NikkisueGet it from Amazon for $12 (available in four colors).
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Promising review: "This is a great fidget gadget for anyone who needs to play with something to help focus, and not cause a lot of distraction for others while doing so! I bought it for my husband, who CANNOT be still for more than .04 seconds at a time, and will fidget with absolutely anything within reach. A lot of his makeshift 'toys' were driving me up the wall with annoyance listening to the clicks, buzzes, whirring, etc...then I found this!!! It's nearly silent and satisfies his need to play with something. My sanity has been saved!" —Nikkisue

Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in four colors).

18. A pack of magnetic key hooks that'll eliminate the need to drill into the wall (or call in a pro).

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Promising review: "Great product. I didn't want to drill holes in my cabinet and I'm sick of looking at all the hook types with the cheesy signs above them. This is perfect and it actually holds my husbands heavy key ring of every key, for every door, he's ever walked through in his life." —LuxuryLover

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

19. And a trusty washer machine cleaner for zapping the musty, unappealing odors that accumulate over time.

Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain, the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycles two and three. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle one. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —abersonGet six tablets from Amazon for $12.98.
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Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain, the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycles two and three. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle one. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that wouldn't otherwise get touched." —aberson

Get six tablets from Amazon for $12.98.

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

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