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    28 Products That Prove That Effective Doesn't Have To Mean Expensive

    "You get what you pay for" doesn't apply to these affordable finds.

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    1. A length-adjustable pet hair broom with rubber bristles for wrangling the fur trapped in your carpet. If that's not enough to have you reaching for this broom constantly, there's also a built-in squeegee for corralling spilled liquids and cleaning glass.

    2. A colorful vaccinated button because you're leaving the house again and want to make those around you feel comfortable without cramping your impeccable style.

    3. A set of ultra-comfortable high-waisted cotton underwear with plenty of stretch, a no-roll wide waistband, and full coverage that'll help prevent any wedgie-induced tug o' war action between you and your sweet cheeks.

    Reviewer's image of the black and gray pair of underwear

    4. An easy-to-use air pressure wine opener with an included foil cutter if having to perform an arm workout to open a bottle of wine is not your idea of a good time. Just insert the "needle" into the cork, press the plunger down a few times, and your vino is ready to be poured.

    Hand using the wine opener on a bottle of wine

    5. A tube of Differin acne treatment gel so you can jumpstart your skincare routine with one of the strongest spot treatments you can get without a prescription. Reviewers warn some patience is required (but it's worth it), so give this retinoid cream a chance to work its pore-penetrating, inflammation-reducing magic.

    a split before and after image of a reviewer with acne around their chin and the acne cleared up

    6. A clever dishwasher magnet for stopping the next unsuspecting house dweller from putting a dirty fork in that load of freshly cleaned dishes.

    Reviewer holding the dishwasher magnet with one side for "clean" and one side for "dirty"

    7. A set of eco-friendly glass straws because they can do all the things your plastic straw can't. Reusable? Yes. Dishwasher *and* microwave safe? You bet. Plus, they come with a lifetime guarantee. As if you needed another reason to ditch single-use plastics.

    a straw cleaning brush, two straight glass straws, and two bent glass straws

    8. A USB rechargeable water dispenser that turns any 'ole water jug into an automated water ~station~. Press the button on top and it'll start pumping water. Press it again to stop. It's that easy!

    Reviewer using the dispenser to pour water from the jug, hands-free

    9. A roll of reusable bamboo towels if you're tired of wasting money on expensive, single-use paper towels. They're 100% machine washable, super absorbent, and soft enough to use on skin. Best of all? One roll offsets up to 60 rolls of conventional paper towels.

    10. A washable leak-proof floor mat so you can keep your floors looking like they did before you introduced a lovable but messy child into your home. The top easily wipes clean, while the bottom is dotted with silicone dots for safe, skid-proof protection.

    Reviewer's picture of the cartoon safari-themed floor mat under a high chair

    11. A pack of cleaning K-Cups because, unless you really have your life together, the inside of your Keurig is likely coated with grinds and 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.

    12. A pair of absorbent marble car coasters for personalizing your car's interior while protecting cupholders from all manner of wet and sticky mystery messes.

    Reviewer's picture of the marble car coasters in their car

    13. A set of Reel bamboo toilet paper to treat your tushy to a cushy three-ply wiping experience that's easier on your septic tank and the planet. It's super absorbent so you can use less and save $$$ over time.

    14. An adjustable Boobuddy that'll help keep your boobs in place for less pain and bouncing during high-impact exercises. The compressive design can be worn alongside your favorite sports bra, and has the seal of approval from reviewers with up to F cups.

    Model running while wearing the band under their sports bra

    15. A cordless mini vacuum cleaner if crumbs are (not to be dramatic) the bane of your existence. It'll help save your desk, couch, drawers, and more from those annoying little messes that make life just a bit worse.

    16. A set of electric toothbrush head covers for protecting your mouth from all the gross germs floating around your bathroom that you'd like to pretend aren't there but — I hate to break it to you — are there.

    Reviewer holding the head cover, with another protecting their electric toothbrush

    17. A charmeuse pre-rolled scarf because tying the scarf is a whole lot of hassle that you no longer have to deal with. This large design can accommodate a wide range of hairstyles and the silky-smooth satin will help hair retain moisture and prevent breakage.

    18. A pair of heavy-duty kitchen herb shears to cut down on the *thyme* it takes to prep fresh herbs. Speed things up with these five-blade shears and an included cover that doubles as a comb to remove clinging herbs, making cleanup simple and reducing food waste.

    19. A kid's divided meal tray that guides fussy eaters through an adventure-filled board game that'll trick your child into thinking they're the big Dinner Winner when really it's you for tricking them into eating their vegetables.

    The picky eater plate in "pirate" theme

    20. A roll-up multipurpose drying rack so you can dry your dishes without losing an ounce of counter space. It can also be used as a prep board, flat colander, and trivet in case it wasn't already functional enough for ya.

    21. An adjustable doggie seatbelt that clips right to their harness to keep your pup from climbing all over the place mid-drive, while still allowing them to comfortably sit or lay down.

    Reviewer's dog buckled in their car

    22. A set of microfiber cloths because why bother cleaning if the glass is just going to look foggy anyway? These cleaning cloths will make sure your hard work doesn't go to waste with a 100% lint- and streak-free finish.

    23. A duo of blind-spot mirrors to give you the confidence necessary to tackle three-point turns and tight parallel parking jobs. Pay for valet? No need. The Parking Pro has got it handled.

    Reviewer's picture of the blind spot mirror on their side view mirror

    24. A single-serve pour-over coffee dripper if your bank account is starting to feel the effects of those expensive daily coffee runs. This fuss-free dripper fits on a variety of mugs and couldn't be easier to use — just pour hot water over the filter, wait, and enjoy!

    25. A pair of no-show socks with moisture-wicking powers so you can end your search for a sock that fulfills its non-slip promises.

    Reviewer wearing the no-show socks with Converses to show how they're barely visible

    26. A pack of soap savers to help get the most out of your soap by elevating it. This helps each bar dry more evenly so it doesn't dissolve into a squishy, sudsy mess. And if the soap saver starts to look a little scummy, just give it a rinse!

    Picture of sudsy soap drying on the sponge

    27. A cotton yarn hanging basket that turns wall space into storage space, and looks sooooooo good doing it.

    28. A hands-free dog leash with reflective threading so you can multitask and make sure both you and your pup are getting enough exercise without the hand-fumbling awkwardness of traditional leashes. Now run, Forrest, run!

    Reviewer's dog on the hip bungee leash

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.