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    34 Products You Never Knew You Needed (But Absolutely Do)

    Painless hair ties, a rechargeable lighter, waterless pet shampoo, and a whole bunch of other game-changers.

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    1. 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.

    2. A six-outlet extender with two USB ports and a built-in night-light for quickly powering ALL your devices (yes, even the ones with huge charging cords) and freeing your feet from the tangled wire nest under your desk.

    3. A TikTok-famous pink cleaning paste so you can finally tackle all those annoying scuffs and stains other cleaners couldn't handle without abrasive scrubbing, which sometimes causes more harm than good.

    4. A patented pet hair remover if Fido's hair is taking over every surface in your home. This roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

    5. A volcanic stone face roller to soak up excess face oil even if you have makeup on! Unlike blotting papers, this roller is able to be washed and reused, reducing waste and saving you $$$.

    6. 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 in the same amount of time it takes to make a cup o' joe. Side effects may include better-tasting coffee.

    A glass on the left filled with brown water, a glass in the middle filled with cloudy water, and a glass on the right filled with clean water

    7. A set of bedsheet 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.

    8. A stainless-steel foot file for finally scraping away the years-old calluses your regular pumice stone could never quite handle. Now go forth and become the foot model you were always born to be.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

    9. A pack of AirPod-cleaning putty so you can finally excavate all the gross gunk living in your earbuds and get back to clearly hearing every 👏 last 👏 detail 👏 of your fave true crime podcast.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker

    10. A fast-acting air purifier if you're looking for a quick and easy way to eliminate airborne allergens in your home. Three-stage filtration works to trap pet dander, pollen, odors, and more so you can breathe a little easier — literally.

    11. An easy-to-use collagen-coating hair mask to fight frizz and make it look like your hair hasn't undergone years of abuse at the hands of bleach and blow-dryers.

    BuzzFeed editor's before and after photos showing that the cream made their hair less frizzy and more smooth

    12. An ingenious collapsible coffee cup because to-go coffee is a must, but making unnecessary trash isn't. Speaking from experience, you'll feel like Hermione Granger pulling a full-blown cup out of your teeny tiny bag, which is a nice bonus.

    13. 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!

    14. A pack of stretchy cord protectors for preventing the dreaded (and inevitable) cord fray on your charging cables and protecting you from a future with more dead batteries and money down the drain.

    a reviewer photo of three different charging cords with the cord protectors installed on each end sitting next to the included applicator tool

    15. A pair of incredibly versatile high-waisted leggings so you can lounge, work, work out, and go out, all in the same pair of super soft, stylish, and stretchy leggings.

    16. A compact UV sanitizer if being a COVID-era parent has made you extra concerned about germs. This portable cleaner eliminates 99.99% of bacteria and is the perfect size for high-touch necessities like pacifiers, bottle nipples, teethers, and other small baby items.

    17. A convenient waterless pet shampoo to freshen up your furry friend between regular baths. Simply spray it on, towel it off, and enjoy your cat's or dog's silky, shiny, scented coat.

    a reviewer photo of a hand holding the spritz bottle of dry shampoo

    18. A wildly popular Bio-Oil because real-life magic (aka science) has gifted us this powerful blend of nourishing oils and vitamins to help fade scars and lock in moisture without feeling heavy on the skin and clogging pores.

    19. A compact knife sharpener that's easy to store and will keep your blades in tiptop shape. I didn't know vigorously sawing through tomatoes wasn't normal until I learned you actually should be sharpening your knives, like, ALL the time!

    a model sharpening a knife in the small sharpener

    20. A top-quality water-resistant backpack for stylishly (and comfortably) carrying all your gear, whether you're headed to the forest for a day of hiking or headed to the coffee shop for a day of working.

    21. A plush heating pad with a versatile XL size so you can get relief from a variety of cramps, aches, and pains with a cozy pad that can be used damp or dry and has three distinct temperature settings.

    22. A pack of sliding elastic hair tie if you're tired of too-tight ponytails and painful pulling every time you try to let your hair down.

    23. Or this adjustable hairband specifically design for thick, curly hair and braids. Each band is super stretchy and made of soft cushions to reduce scalp pain, so you can even sleep with it in, no problem.

    24. A too-cute personalized pint cozy to wrap your favorite flavor in a protective layer so your hands don't feel frostbitten when you're on the couch just trying to enjoy some Ben & Jerry's.

    25. A pop-up silicone drain protector because protecting your drain from hair means protecting yourself from having to pull a wet woolly mammoth out of your pipes in the future.

    26. A Fohm dispenser if you're tired of "flushable" wipes wreaking havoc on your septic tank. This transforms any standard piece of toilet paper into a cleansing wet wipe for a more *booty-ful* clean that won't clog your toilet!

    27. An adjustable foam footrest that brings the floor to you, alleviating pressure on your hips from long hours spent sitting. For restless legs, try flipping it over and using your feet to gently rock back and forth.

    28. A versatile 3-in-1 dog leash for hands-free walking when you need it. Wear it around the waist, across the chest, or use it as a regular hand-held leash. It also moonlights as a tether, so you and your pup are always prepared for every type of adventure

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

    30. A beginner-friendly menstrual cup so you can skip expensive monthly trips to the drugstore for pads and tampons, and enjoy up to 12 hours of leak-proof period protection for years to come.

    31. A super-comfy moisture-wicking bra with adjustable straps and no painful underwire to keep you supported and stain-free whether you're nursing or nervous sweating.

    32. A covered battery organizer and tester because you long ago lost track of which batteries in your junk drawer are alive or dead. This handy organizer holds 93 batteries so you always have a clear idea of what you've got in stock.

    a reviewer photo of the organizer filled with different kinds of batteries

    33. A compact sweep-and-squeegee set so you can actually take care of countertop crumbs when they happen instead of brushing them onto the floor for future-you to deal with.

    34. A genius magnetic luggage tag that doubles as a hat clip so you can finally bring your favorite wide-brimmed beauty on vacay without a) packing it and crushing it, or b) committing to wearing it/holding it.