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    Sorry, But You're Going To Wish You Invented These 40 Genius Products

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    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 ultra-thin socket cover with an attached power strip so you can actually push your furniture up against the wall instead of dealing with that awkward gap caused by the bulky plug for your power strip.,

    Promising review: "This product is awesome! We bought one in the office to stop a nearby chair from continuously hitting the outlet plugs. It solved the problem right away. So we ordered three more to use anywhere there is bulk on the wall. It saves space, makes arranging furniture and desks easy, it's clean looking. Someone is a genius. Thanks so much!" —Jay

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A magnetic algae scraper for quickly clearing away fish tank goo without ever getting your hands wet. Having a fish is better when you can actually see them, anyway., Amazon

    Promising review: "Nice and small for our minnow tank. We have some stubborn algae spots that just grasp on the plastic and don’t budge unless I take a nylon pot scraper to it...but that requires emptying the whole tank and 'I ain’t got time fo dat' so little circular motions and this busted right through without getting my hand wet. It’s just scratchy hook-and-loop and it does the job. No scratching of the plastic. And no residue on the outside. I just park it in the corner behind a plant and give it a wipe every few days." —BreezyBreeMurphy33

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. A double-sided hairbrush-cleaning brush that'll do a more satisfying cleanup job than your fingers ever could, with a pointed end for picking out tangles and stiff bristles to remove all that built-up hair, dust, and fluff.

    Promising review: "This is the tool I never knew I needed. It may seem like a silly thing to spend money on when you can clean your brush out by hand, but this gets so much more out of the brush! It's easy and rather enjoyable. Who wants to brush their nice clean hair with a brush full of dirty, oily hair and dust. When you really think about it makes you want to throw out all your old brushes. I will be buying these as gifts for all my girlfriends." —emmaline

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. A clever dip clip to attach to your car's air vent so your condiments have a convenient place to hang out after a trip through the drive-thru. Car eating just got a little easier.

    3D Printed by Brian / Etsy

    3D Printed by Brian is an Etsy shop that sells 3D-printed products (like dog tags, decore, and more) from Fate, Texas!

    Promising review: "My husband rolled his eyes at me that I bought it but I have no regrets! Never again will I spill sauce on myself in the car. Has an even nicer, cleaner look than the picture in my opinion." —MadisonElaine98

    Get it from 3D Printed by Brian on Etsy for $5.52+ (available in single and double).

    5. An under-cabinet lid opener if you live alone, have mobility issues, or pickle and pasta sauce jars just so happen to be your mortal, hand-cramping enemy.,

    It comes with peel-and-stick adhesive strips and three screws for installation!

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help 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 on your 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 as a gift for my sister." —cat lover

    For more info, check out our full under-cabinet lid opener deep dive.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    6. A pack of DressWeights because your outfit keeps losing its battle with the wind, resulting in one too many accidental flashings. Adhere these heroic little weights to the inner hem of a dress or skirt and walk through the windiest of days with confidence!

    a model folding back the hem of their dress to show an adhesive DressWeight attached to the inside
    Dress Strong / Etsy

    Dress Strong is a New York–based Etsy shop run by Christina where she sells the holy grail products — the DressWeights.

    The adhesive is strong but removable, so they can be used again and again!

    Promising review: "These are, hands down, a complete lifesaver. I recently attended a multiday conference event, where wardrobe malfunctions weren't an option. Add in Mid-Atlantic summer breezes and skirts and well, you have a potential disaster on your hands, right? NO. These babies will keep your hemlines down where they belong, and they work hard without being cumbersome. They're lightweight but dense, can easily be adjusted or moved without removing the backing, and they come in their own case — what more could you ask for?" —tahlia pankau

    Get a set of four from Dress Strong on Etsy for $12.75+ (available in multipacks).

    7. A pack of Downy fabric spray so you can rock wrinkle-free fits even when there's no time (or energy) to break out the iron. Just spray, give your clothes a few swipes, and watch the wrinkles rapidly fall away.

    a reviewer image of a wrinkly dress before using the spray, and the same dress after using the spray

    I hate wrinkles *and* am lazy — two at-odds conditions. This stuff has been a staple in my life since approximately ninth grade (thanks to my mama). As a former Catholic school uniform wearer, this stuff was VITAL to freshening up wrinkly dress shirts that spent the after-school hours stuffed in a gym bag. The scent is light and fresh and its wrinkle-releasing powers are nearly instant. It definitely works better on some fabrics than others (great on cotton, less great on some synthetics), but it'll improve the look of most without dealing with an iron or steamer. 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94

    8. A mini bag sealer for pretending you never even opened that bag of potato chips (if you ignore the fact that half of them are gone). This double-sided device cuts and reseals sandwich and snack bags so your food stays fresh for longer.,

    My genius mother got me one of these as a stocking stuffer for Christmas and it really was the gadget I didn't know I needed. I've since had less disappointing moments of finding chips in the pantry only to have them be stale. Plus, it's kinda delightful watching the bags reseal like magic with just an itty bit of heat.

    Promising review: "This product is great at keeping food fresh! Make sure to press for a few seconds to preheat before using on a bag. The cutter is more challenging to use but I find just opening the bag like normal and then resealing is plenty easy. Great value for the money. I didn’t realize the listing included two. So now we keep one in the kitchen and one in the living room :)" —Kayla Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three colors).

    9. A dryer vent cleaning kit that attaches to your vacuum to suck lint and other debris (aka major fire hazards) from the narrowest of crevices.,

    The entire set comes with a plastic hose, an adapter, and a vacuum hose for use with most any vacuum. Plus, a flexible lint brush!

    Promising review: "I love this dryer lint extension for the vacuum. I wanted to try a cheaper option first before I spent way more money having someone clean the lint trap deep down. So much lint came out of my dryer, it was wild. I'm very good at cleaning it after using the dryer, but inevitably there's always more that we can't see or reach because it's too deep. It's a great way to keep it clear of lint to increase the efficiency of the dryer, which will save money from electricity and extend the life of the dryer, and prevent possible fires." —Cat Landis

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in three colors).

    10. A black eyeliner stamp to take the anxiety-inducing guesswork out of liquid eyeliner application and make it easy to achieve a perfect cat-eye look every time.


    The set comes with two double-ended pens. Each pen has one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Promising review: "Actual holy grail! This eyeliner has changed my life. I know that sounds suuuper dramatic (and it is), but it’s true! I have been doing cat eyeliner for the past six years and I’m somehow STILL horrible at it. I also recently had a baby, so my daily 10–20 minutes of attempting a passable cat-eye was chucked out the window and replaced with a sad, under-five-minute routine. I ordered this on a whim thinking it might help and after the first application, I knew I had found my answer! This stuff is SO easy to apply and actually looks really good. Now I get to feel a little more like myself even if all I’m doing that day is changing diapers." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A motion-activated adhesive cooler light if you want to be able to easily find your favorite bevvies even after the sun sets., Amazon

    Promising review: "This little device was surprisingly WONDERFUL! My hubby hesitated to put it on his 'precious' Yeti cooler, but after putting it in, we both were astounded! We never thought about how much easier it would be on our tent camping trips to be able to easily see into the cooler after dark! This was a game changer for us! It works exactly as described. It comes on when opened and goes off when closed — just like your fridge!" —Suzyzzle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.16.

    12. Dishwasher-cleaning tablets because (to my shock and horror) you have to clean the thing that cleans your dishes, and these tablets make doing so as quick and easy as...well...running the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I used it in my dishwasher. Had standing water on the bottom, dropped one tablet in the water. Put it on light wash cycle and at the end of the cycle, the water was gone! It thoroughly cleans and I have not had any other problems. I now use it regularly. I recommend this highly to keep your dishwasher clean and eliminate clogs from buildup. It was recommended to me by my super and after my positive experience I am happy to cosign his recommendation." —cheapchicshopper

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.50.

    13. A pack of Wi-Fi-connected outlets so you can make virtually any electronic device in your home "smart" and control lights, your humidifier, and even the curling iron you forgot to unplug, all via your phone or voice control.

    a reviewer photo of a smart outlet plugged into a wall socket

    No specific hub is needed to use these outlets (just a smartphone), but they are compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant! To set up, simply plug the mini outlet into an electrical outlet, connect a device to the plug via the app, and wirelessly control the device using a tablet or phone — they just need a Wi-Fi connection!

    Promising review: "These little mini sockets are awesome!!! I tried two other brands of smart sockets but these are by far the best I’ve tried. All I did is download the app, open it, plug the socket in, waited a few seconds for the little blue light to flash...then the app asks me to accept and then I can change the name of the socket, then click, bam, boom! Done! They can be up and running in literally seconds. They are amazing. So far they work flawlessly." —Harper Lee III

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99

    14. A canvas cup holder for cradling your boba or third cup of iced coffee in cuteness, keeping your hands from getting cold, and making precarious walks when you have too much stuff to carry a lot easier.

    Dreamy Daisyy / Etsy

    Dreamy Daisyy is a small Etsy shop based out of Washington, DC. Check them out for all their handmade accessories, like canvas backpacks, spa headbands, scrunchies, and more.

    Promising review: "The product is super cute and fits cups perfectly!!! I bought this for my coworkers and now I need to order one for myself." —Wendy

    Get it from Dreamy Daisyy on Etsy for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    15. A genius hanging tool with built-in wall markers and a level that just might motivate you to finally hang the canvas you bought six months ago. Why fumble with multiple tools when this all-in-one gadget has everything you need?

    a reviewer photo of the hanging tool lined up with the top of a picture frame

    This all-in-one tool is essentially a tape measure with sliding pins and a built-in leveler, which is perfect for anyone who can't keep track of a bunch of different tools (me).

    Promising review: "For some reason I’ve always had trouble hanging pictures on the wall. ESPECIALLY pictures with two hangers. A typical picture hanging session used to look like this: measure, measure again, mark the wall, measure again, measure yet again, drill holes in wall, hang picture, step back and look at my CROOKED picture. Repeat. I have no clue why or how my pictures ended up crooked after measuring and leveling so many times. It was quite frustrating and left my wall with lots of extra holes. Well, this tool changed ALL that! It makes it so easy to hang pictures...STRAIGHT...the FIRST time! A chore that used to take 30 minutes now only takes five. Would be a perfect gift for new homeowners." —MommyRN

    Get it from Amazon for $14.48.

    16. A handy bite suction tool to suck out the venom left behind under the skin by our bug and insect friends. It'll help reduce both itchiness and swelling and get things healed up a lot sooner.,

    You can also use it to treat bites and stings from bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice.

    Promising review: "Everything that bites, bites me. This easy to use gadget works like a charm. The itching stops within a few minutes." —Margaret M. Newburn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in black).

    17. A bracelet clip if you're about ready to give up on wearing bracelets with tricky clasps. This little helper secures your jewelry so you can easily fasten your favorite styles without recruiting a helper.

    Model using the tool to put on a small bracelet by themselves

    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception, so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (also available in white). 

    18. A pack of cleaning K-Cups because the inside of your Keurig is likely coated with residue from old brews. Now you can give your machine regular deep cleans with the same amount of time and effort it takes to make a cup o' joe. Side effects may include better-tasting coffee.

    Promising review: "My Keurig was not flowing as smooth as it should. I found these here on Amazon and thought what the heck, 'Let me give them a try before I start trying to clean the thing myself.' Ran one though and right away it started working just as it did when I first got it. Now I run one though once a month just to keep it clean. A great product and I will continue to buy." —Charles J. Humes

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $16.34.

    19. A pack of velvet pocket scrunchies so you can go purse-free even when you opt to wear that dress without pockets. Then shock your friends when you pull a wad of cash out of seemingly thin air!

    Promising review: "I love these hair scrunches. They are very comfortable around your wrist and love the fact that I’m able to store money along with lipstick. It’s great when you're on the go, at a party, or even at school. The zipper is well made so is the hair tie." —YJORDAN

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two colors).

    20. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes for helping all your plant babies live their healthiest, happiest indoor lives without you needing to tend to them constantly. One fertilizer spike continuously feeds plants with nutrients they need to thrive for up to two months!

    Promising review: "My mother has always used the Miracle-Gro plant food spikes, so I grew up familiar with them. Of all the products out there, these are the easiest to use and have never burned my plants. It works like a charm for plants that are droopy and out of sorts!" —BlueFug8

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $2.79.

    21. A set of bed sheet fasteners that work like suspenders to keep your fitted sheet in place no matter how much tossing and turning you get up to during the night.,

    Promising review: "These work really well! I have a 14-inch mattress, so keeping the fitted sheet well secured has been a struggle until now. One of the best purchases I've made. I followed someone else's advice here of turning the sheet inside out, putting the fasteners on, then putting the sheet on the mattress. Made them very easy to use." —Jayne Voyt

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in gray).

    22. A bottle of anti-fog spray to help prevent the dreaded face mask fog when wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses. The pandemic changed a lot of things — your desire to see clearly is not one of them.,

    A heads-up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all. Note that this is meant for lenses that don't have antireflective coating, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I’m a nurse working during COVID-19. I am using this anti-fog spray every day! It really reduces the fog on my glasses that develops from wearing them in combination with my surgical mask! I just spray the front and back of the lenses and wipe them dry with my microfiber cloth. It’s easy to use every morning. An added benefit is that it cleans my glasses, lasts all day, and saves me from a lot of frustrating fog during delicate procedures! I’m so glad I found this product! Thank goodness!" —PAD

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A pack of slow cooker liners if you love your slow cooker, but hate how much scrubbing is usually involved when it's time to clean it. With these liners, cleanup is a breeze and multi-dish cooking is a possibility.

    a slow cooker with two liners inside each filled with a different dish

    Promising review: "These bags are so wonderful. They are thick enough to deal with a few scrapings with spoon while stirring. And the cleanup takes seconds instead of an hour of soaking and five more minutes of cleaning. Very impressed with this project." —Taoswaan

    Get an eight-pack from Walmart for $4.24. 

    24. A set of hoodie hangers because everything about a cozy sweatshirt is great except for how much of a pain they are to store. Free up drawer and shelf space with these clever hooks, and always have quick and easy access to your go-to styles.

    Venalli Builds / Etsy

    Venalli Builds is an Overland Park, Kansas, Etsy shop with a tight assortment of clever tools to solve your random problems.

    Promising review: "These hooks are awesome! Great product to organize hoodies and love that they actually stay on the hook without sliding off. The seller was quick to respond to a question I had and I received the hooks just a few days after placing the order." —fpardo8229

    A five-pack from Venalli Builds on Etsy for $20+ (available in three colors).

    25. A bottle of wine drops so your before-bed glass of wine doesn't end in a morning-after headache. A few drops added to your glass works to naturally reduce sulfites and tannins in wine — the frequent culprit of mysterious "but I only had one glass" headaches.,

    Promising review: "This product is my HOLY GRAIL. I bought the two-pack and gave one to a friend and we both have seriously benefitted from these drops. You have to be careful with how many you put in or it can definitely change the taste and not in a good way, but just read the instructions and you’ll be fine! At first, I was sort of weirded out by the little particles that sometimes occur but they don’t do anything to you or taste like anything. I ran out of my bottle and I have ABSOLUTELY noticed a difference in not having them. Just reordered a two-pack for myself. Do yourself a favor and just buy them!" —shelby champine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    26. A set of Drill Brush scrubber attachments for eliminating caked-on soap grime with a fraction of the usually required elbow grease. Charge up your standard electric drill, attach the right brush head for the job, and let the modern luxury of motorized rotation cut through grime quicker than your sad sponge ever could.

    Before and after image of a shower door with hard water stains turned totally clean again

    The set includes three brush head attachments: a flat 2-inch detail brush, a flat 4-inch brush for large surfaces, and a rounded brush for corners.

    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in various brush stiffnesses).

    27. A versatile chop, slice, and dice unit that'll drastically *cut* down on food prep and cleanup time with interchangeable blades that can each be popped into the dishwasher.,

    This unit comes with three interchangeable chopping blades, three grater blades, and two slicer blades. It also comes with holding containers to house all the blades, a cleaning fork, and a safety holder.

    Promising review: "I got this because I am slow at chopping veggies with a knife and it works great. It takes no time at all to have fully diced onions now. When I have a bunch of stuff to chop at once, I can just chop, let it go into the catch bin below, chop the next thing, etc., and when I'm done, dump everything into my pot for dinner. Cleaning is also super easy. The pieces come apart for individual cleaning and you can throw the whole thing in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    28. A hecka durable duck chew toy to eliminate the constant need to clean up stuffed animal guts whenever your adorable-but-destructive good doggo ruins yet another chew toy approximately five minutes after receiving it.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan got this for her own dog and was amazed at how durable it is:

    "My French bulldog is extremely spoiled and gets new toys all the damn time — my sister will, I’m not kidding, raid the rows of TJ Maxx once a week for a new seasonally appropriate squeaker. There’s currently a mangled pastel purple bunny sitting in the garbage because, yep, he chewed right through it in a day… which brings me to my point! Chew toys can cost anywhere from $10 to $14 a pop and last maybe three days with minimal play. My dog sleeps for 18 hours in a 24-hour cycle so it mystifies me that he manages to go through them so quickly. But a few months ago, I found this very plain yellow duck toy on Amazon that had over 14,000 reviews with buyers claiming it could take a lot of wear and tear. I thought, my doggo deserves the best so let’s try it out.

    "Folks! This duck is woven with Valyrian steel! I literally purchased this on November 24, 2020 (and I’m writing this it is March 25, 2021) and it’s STILL GOING STRONG. It has not torn, ripped, there is no toy entrail fluff scattered throughout our living room...nada. It’s still perfectly intact and Rockie generally prefers this toy over any other one in his ever-changing arsenal. It’s also perfect for his medium frame but I can see it being equally as ideal for smaller dogs because it’s lightweight, despite being on the larger side. My dog is also strange in that he prefers sleeping on this random blanket in the corner than in his bed and sometimes he’ll drag the duck with him and lay next to it and I eyes fill with tears when I think about how adorable that is.

    "The best part is that the toy costs less than $10. Considering the quality, you’d expect it to cost *way* more considering that I haven’t had to replace it in the four months of me owning it. And again, I want to stress — my dog typically shreds through toys in less than a week, so to have one last 15x longer?! It’s pretty sweet. I also want to point out that the squeaker isn't obnoxiously loud which is pure bliss."

    Get it from Amazon for $6.32.

    29. A wedge doorstop alarm if you want a bit of added security at home or when you're traveling. Not only does it block unwanted intruders from opening the door, but it sets off a (very) loud continuous alarm.

    a reviewer photo of the wedge alarm inserted underneath a door

    No wiring required, just pick up a 9V battery

    Promising review: "These are fantastic and VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn't open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends. Easy to use as well. Keep in mind that if you set it off, you need to pick it up and turn off manually." —Xfiler

    Get it from Amazon for $10.69.

    30. An absorbent faucet drip catcher because you're over the after-dinner ritual of mopping up the small lagoon that forms behind your sink every time you do dishes.

    Two Lilacs Studio / Etsy

    Two Lilacs Studio is a Saint Helens, Oregon–based Etsy shop with lots of fun and functional handmade goods like face masks, bags, and stasher scrunchies!

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    31. A double-sided dressing aid tool so anyone with arthritis, one hand, or just in need of a little extra assistance can button or zip their clothing every morning pain and frustration free.


    It features a nonslip handle for a comfortable grip and two sides: one is a snag-free wire loop for buttoning and the other a narrow zipper hook.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 90-year-old father. It has been very helpful for him and uses it every day. He loves it because it saves him time." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    32. A fast-drying grout paint pen for helping you cover up years of dingy staining in your tile cracks. Think of it like one of those adult coloring books — fill in the lines and bask in your ~artistic~ sensibilities.


    Promising review: "Holy cow! I never thought my stained grout would look so good! These pens are so amazing. After a little priming, they go forever! They cover very well and are super easy to use and cover the darkest of stains! I am buying four more to cover the rest of the house. The tip does not get into the very end of a line due to the border but I prime it a bit for excess paint and push it in with my finger. Also, this is great for those deep small holes or grooves that are in the tile that leave dirt spots that are almost impossible to get out. Just prime it over the hole and rub it in with your finger and wipe off the rest. I have very light beige tile and the beige color pens blend perfectly. I would NOT recommend white unless you have very white tile. This beige will blend well with white as well. Cannot beat it for the price and the amazing job this pen does. One pen will cover about a 3-foot-by-20-foot area, no problem." —NatJH

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and in additional colors).

    33. A set of reusable nonstick oven liners that'll catch spills from all those drippy pies, pizzas, and casseroles! To clean, just rinse by hand or wash on the top rack of the dishwasher.


    These liners are 100% BPA and PFOA free. They are sized for a standard oven but are easy to cut to size for nonstandard oven models.

    Promising review: "These liners were recommended by a friend and I was happy to find them on Amazon. The material is heavy duty and thick. They are easy to wipe and dishwasher safe as well. The design is great to catch any overspills or pieces of food that may drop on the oven bottom. They lay nicely on the bottom of my standard-size oven. These are definitely needed to make cooking and baking easier. The price for a three-pack is well worth what is received. Nice, clear instructions were enclosed. Great company. Definitely recommend!" —mesh

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    34. A set of time-saving elastic shoelaces to install on those sneakers that just always come untied so you literally never have to tie them again., Amazon

    Promising review: "These things are amazing. This is my second set because I loved the first one so much. They’re perfect for shoes with laces that always come untied. Also, I can vouch, they work on round laces, which often do no stay tied as well as flat laces. They are very easy to install. Just cut the laces, I use a lighter to melt then ends so they’re not frayed, then slide on the ends and screw in the pointed screw. No issues either time and they look so much sleeker than a bow." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 13 colors).

    35. A set of reusable Wad-Free tools if you're tired of laundry day getting derailed by tangled bedsheets. These help maintain a balanced washer drum, reduce dry times, and prevent wet clothes from getting trapped in the sheets.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic by Cyndi, who had a wadding problem and no available solutions. So they did what anyone would do (JK) — learned CAD (computer-aided design) and invented a genius solution! 

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and, well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    36. Magnetic bottle hangers because you're tired of feeling like your fridge is booby-trapped with falling bottles every time you go for a snack.


    Each strip holds three bottles, so a two-pack of bottle hangers can support a standard six-pack.

    Promising review: "Works great in my fridge. Super strong and frees up space on the bottom. I only have an inch of clearance but it does allow me to slide things under it and I no longer deal with falling-over bottles." —Raemi

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

    37. A Shark Tank–approved car gap filler so loose change, French fries, and earrings don't fall into the black hole that is the space between the car seat and the middle console.


    The seat gap filler is flexible and fits into most cars. The pack comes with two gap fillers (one for both the driver and passenger sides), a sticky pad for keeping items like your phone from sliding around, and an LED car light.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it 5 stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get a pair from Amazon for $24.99.

    38. A money-saving Bluapple freshness ball for extending the life of fruits and vegetables by just existing in proximity to your produce.


    Just refill the Bluapple with a new packet every three months. Refill kits available.

    Promising review: "These do seem to work, extending the life of my fruits and vegetables up to a week longer. Change the packet inside on schedule. I shake them occasionally and make sure that no produce is covering the top holes. I bought more for family/friends when I told them about it. No food is more expensive than that which you throw away (thanks, Mom)." —ttmadison

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    39. A rechargeable electric lighter that's windproof, splash-proof, portable, and just overall very nice to look at. No more empty lighters in the trash with this around!

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "I got the three pack, one for me and two as gifts to friends who are trying to reduce waste. We all love these lighters because a single charge really does last, we don't have to buy any more disposable lighters for the foreseeable future, and the length is perfect for hard-to-reach wicks. Getting used to how to place the arc on the wick and understanding that there was a safety timeout took me a bit to get used to but wasn't frustrating." —Salim

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    40. A lace pocket garter with two rows of pockets to safely hold up to three pounds of your stuff. Your phone (yes, even big ones), ID, keys, and touch-up makeup will all stay secure while you tear it up on the dance floor in your favorite cocktail dress.


    GirlyGoGarter is a woman-owned small biz launched by Andy Paige after years of enduring hot mic packs clipped to bras and leg straps that would fall down the moment it got a little sweaty. Many prototypes and iterations later, GirlyGoGarter launched and is maintained by a team of mostly stay-at-home moms.

    Promising review: "This product helped me so much with a place to put my insulin pump when I wear a dress. I used to just put it in my bra but it would always fall out. Now I have a specific place where it goes and it stays until I need it. It also seems really well made. All in all, I'm really satisfied and would recommend this to anyone who needs to carry around some small things while wearing a dress!!!" —Charlene

    Get it from Amazon for $39 or from GirlyGoGarter for $35 (available in sizes S–L and in eight colors).

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