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    Just 31 Very Practical Purchases You Can Thank Us For Later

    You'll wonder how you ever lived life without them.

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

    a reviewer photo of the chopper, attachable blades and a bin filled with chopped potatoes
    a reviewer using the chopper to dice an onion

    Promising review: "Makes life so much easier. I can't imagine chopping onions or bell peppers by hand anymore, and it does so much more. We used to have a Prepworks chopper which was a similar idea, but you had to press so hard to chop, and it broke after not too long. This one requires very little effort to cut through the food and it has a generous container." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (also available in black). 

    2. 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.

    A reviewer photo of the attachment hooked up to a vacuum and fed into the dryer vent
    A reviewer photo of the vacuum attachment sitting on a laid-out newspaper next to a large pile of dust

    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 L.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three colors). 

    3. A pair of reusable silicone nipple covers for ultra discreet coverage that's totally waterproof, so they'll stay in place even if you're on the dance floor busting moves and sweating up a storm. 

    a reviewer photo of the nipple covers and storage box
    a reviewer wearing a T-shirt with a nipple cover applied on one breast and not the other

    Promising review: "I hate wearing a bra, especially in the summer. I am small enough where I don't really need the support of a bra but I am really self conscious about my nipples. I always sought out sleeveless tops with pockets on the chest to hide them but with this product I can wear some of my tanks braless in public! Yay! These nipple covers are super comfortable and adhere well repeatedly. I have forgotten I was wearing them. I feel so free!" —KG

    Get a pair from Amazon for $26.50 (available two sizes and in five colors). 

    4. A patented pet hair remover if Fido's shedding is taking over your home and you're tired of constantly lugging out the vacuum. This roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

    ChomChom Roller is a Massachusetts-based small biz creating an eco-friendly, reusable alternative to sticky lint rollers. 

    Promising reviews: "Finally a lint roller that really works. Now I have an obsessed husband picking up German shepherd hair off the couch. Worth the price paid. It will pay for itself. No more sticky tape rollers!" —Blanca LInda Hatter

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95

    5. A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen because traditional strips are tough to use, expensive, and can leave you with teeth sensitivity that is, in my professional opinion, NO fun. With this pen you can get quick results. And the best part? No lingering sensitivity. 

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim when I saw someone review it on TikTok. After using it several times over the course of a week, I immediately noticed the difference in the color of my teeth. I'm a smoker and a heavy coffee drinker. I'm finding that this product will be a lifesaver in terms of what my smile looks like. I would definitely recommend!!" —Mully

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. Some plastic-free laundry detergent sheets so you can get the same stain-fighting clean you've come to expect from your detergent without the bulky plastic jugs and messy blue goo. 

    a hand holding a box of laundry sheets and a single sheet of detergent
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    Kind Laundry launched in the midst of the pandemic on a mission to reduce global plastic waste with their planet-friendly alternative to bulky, traditional laundry detergents. 

    Why did we ever invent liquid laundry detergent when sheet detergent is just so much better? It feels ridiculous that it's taken so long to make this switch. These squishy sheets are so easy to use, mess-free, and are MUCH easier to store than big ole jugs. Plus, the packaging is 100% recyclable cardboard and I still get the same clean I've come to expect from regular grocery store brands. 

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $17.95

    7. A beloved tub of pink cleaning paste to get next-level clean on virtually any surface in your home without endless, abrasive scrubbing that can actually end up causing damage to the surfaces underneath.

    Reviewer using it to clear up hard water stains in tub
    A customer review before and after photo showing the results of using The Pink Stuff on their stovetop

    Promising review: "Found this product on TikTok. I don’t think I’ve ever seen value like I do with this product! Literally use it on EVERYTHING!! Kids and teens have dirt, grime, and grease on their walls? This will make it look like a new paint job. Baseboards need some love? A pea-size amount of this makes them look brand new. Need a shoe cleaner? PERFECT for sneakers. I could name a million more uses, but I can ASSURE you this is worth every penny. What’s more? You need such LITTLE of this product, it will last a VERY long time. Thank you, TikTok!!!" —Rachel in CLT

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    8. A handy bite suction tool that'll suck out the venom left behind by our bug and insect friends. It'll help reduce itchiness and swelling so things can get healed up a lot sooner.

    a reviewer photo of someone using The Bug Bite thing on their leg
    on the left, a large irritated bug bite labeled

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

    Promising review: "My wife usually swells up from mosquito bites and they always find her no matter where we go. One night she couldn’t sleep because she had three bites and kept scratching uncontrollably. So then we remembered we packed this in our trip! It stopped the swelling and when she woke up the swelling disappeared! The swelling usually lasts for days! And there were no 'hickey' marks or bruises. There were only initially ring marks when we first used it. Then the next day we used it on a completely new bite and it prevented any swelling or itching from occurring!" —Matthew Martindale

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors). 

    9. A pack of biodegradable foaming drain-cleaning pouches for taking care of that awful stench and the out-of-sight grime living in your garbage disposal with essentially zero effort. 

    Garbage disposal cleaner packet in disposal
    Reviewer gif of garbage disposal cleaner foaming up

    Promising review: "These are amazing! I was skeptical at first but I followed the directions (which are super easy) and was grossed out and satisfied at the same time to see the gunk that was removed. You put the entire packet down your disposal (I read that twice too) and magic happens in under two minutes! That is what I call powerful and successful cleaning! The scent is super clean and light with a hint of lemon. These will definitely be a cleaning staple for me." —KPITT

    Get a two-pack (good for eight uses) from Amazon for $9.99

    10. A famous Little Green upholstery cleaner if you want to be shocked and awed by this machine's ability to suck up messes and restore furniture, carpets, and even car interiors to their former glory. 

    Promising review: "Yep! TikTok made me buy it and I loved it. Things definitely look cleaner. Spots on my carpet are gone, and my car seats look brand-new for the first time since I bought it! Directions are easy. Just a heads-up, MAKE SURE TO USE WARM WATER. If you leave water in it and it gets cold, it's not as effective, so just follow instructions and it should be wonderful!" —Carlos

    Get it from Amazon for $123.59.

    11. 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 reviewer photo of the open Keurig with a cleaning cup inserted
    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

    Promising review: "This was easy to use. Just pop in and let the system do the work. No downtime, no waiting. Simple and easy to use. I did notice a difference after the first use. Highly recommend it." —vetrie

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    12. A genius bag cleaner ball so when you reach into your purse or backpack you aren't greeted with gross piles of mystery dirt, crumbs, and sand. And it's reusable! Just take out the inner ball, give it a rinse, and it's good to toss back in your bag.

    a reviewer photo of the purse cleaner ball with the outer plastic cage attached
    a reviewer photo of the inner sticky ball removed showing crumbs and dirt stuck to it

    Promising review: "These are THE BEST. They collect so much dirt and dust from my tote bag and keep everything clean. Super small and easy to clean as well!!" —SueMagoo29

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in black). 

    13. A detangling kids leave-in conditioner to tame frizz, hydrate curls, reduce breakage, and just generally decrease the amount of time spent fussing over your kid's hair — something you'll both be grateful for.

    a reviewer's child with frizzy curly hair labeled
    the same reviewer's child with the curls looking less frizzy and better defined

    Promising review: "My daughter’s curly hair is usually filled with tangles in the morning because she tosses and turns in her sleep, but this leave-in has been an absolute lifesaver. It is lightweight, adds shine and definition to her ringlets, and best of all, it’s much easier to run a brush through her hair in the morning. This spray also has a fruity scent that my little girl loves. I highly recommend it to other moms." —AME 

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A bottle of professional-grade callus-removing gel that quickly removes years' (I repeat, YEARS') worth of hard calluses without endless scraping and scrubbing. Reviewers say dead skin dissolves in mere minutes, so I'd start picking out a new pair of sandals, like, now.

    Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let sit for five to 10 minutes, and rinse! It's recommended you go back in afterward with a foot file just to make sure no residue or dead skin is left behind.

    Promising review: "I have the driest heels and this is the ONLY product that has ever worked. Before I used this my heels had some pretty deep cracks and now they're almost baby soft again. BUT please follow the directions...left it on my super-dry thick-callused heels for only three minutes and the callouses were literally melting off! Wonderful product! So glad I don't have to go soak my feet in those tubs at the nail salon anymore." —Kiki

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A pack of shockingly absorbent Swedish dishcloths for a reusable alternative to paper towels. Unlike regular dishcloths, these can easily be sanitized in the dishwasher or microwave between uses so you know it's not harboring any unwanted germs. 

    a reviewer photo of a swedish dishcloth with a cactus print
    a reviewer holding a wadded up Swedish dishcloth