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    34 Wildly Useful Products With The Before And After Photos To Prove It

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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. A super-convenient tofu press if you're tired of spending more time tending to your tofu than you do your cat. This all-in-one system works in the fridge without you needing to come back and increase the pressure.

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    Plus, all the water collects at the bottom so there's no mess and no need for paper towels.

    Promising review: "I've been a vegan for 13 years and I can't believe I went this long without a tofu press. So much more enjoyable cooking with tofu after pressing it. This press is different than all the rest as it has a tray that catches all the water. You can put the whole thing in the fridge and it's hassle free. Take it out the next day and drain the liquid and you're good to go. The other presses require a plate underneath and some require tightening and adjustments as it presses. I'll admit after reading some of the reviews here of users with broken Tofuture presses I was hesitant to order but I've just been careful with mine and haven't had any problems so far." —Conner

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    2. 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
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    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

    3. A powerful mold and mildew stain cleaner that'll lift the most daunting grout and caulking stains without the back-breaking scrubbing. Just apply the concentrated gel formula, wait six to eight hours, and wipe it off to reveal the pearly white grout you never thought you'd see again.

    a split reviewer before and after image of the grout looking dirty on the left, and clean on the right
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    Promising review: "I only write reviews when I’m thoroughly satisfied with a product or really irritated. With this product, I’m very happy! I applied it this morning and by noon you could see the difference. The caulking around the tub is so white just like I just resealed it. I’ve tried other bleaching products like Kaboom and Clorox with less than similar outcomes. The biggest difference was the mold spots behind our shower products. Those have been an eyesore for so long and now they’re gone. My only regret is I didn’t do a 'before' and 'after' photo." —CButin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $25.99.

    4. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because your dog deserves a day in the park without suffering from itchy allergies later. These soft chews not only help with skin sensitivity, but deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help support immune function, digestion, and promote healthy skin.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine...nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats...he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97+ (available in two sizes).

    5. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes for helping all your plant babies live their healthiest, happiest indoor lives. One fertilizer spike continuously feeds plants with nutrients they need to thrive for up to two months!

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    Promising review: "My mother has always used the MiracleGro 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 $2.98.

    6. These produce saver containers to save you money (and unecessary trips to the grocery store) by keeping produce fresher for longer with ~mystical~ ventilation technology.

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    These containers help keep your produce fresh by keeping moisture away. And they're designed with a special vent filter, which you never have to replace, to regulate the carbon dioxide and oxygen flow to your produce.

    Natalie Brown, an editor here at BuzzFeed, actually tried these containers for herself, and, well, you just gotta read her full Rubbermaid FreshWorks container review.

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, they work! I went on a 10-day trip and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back, and everything was in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These containers will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting!" —Elizabeth Walter

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $22.99.

    7. A top-selling acne oil if you're tired of acne treatments that leave your skin dull and dry. This breakout-busting formula is packed with hydrating oils that fight breakouts (not cause them). Use it as a spot treatment or mix it with your moisturizer for full-face coverage.

    Blume

    Blume is a POC-owned small biz cofounded by sisters Taran and Bunny, who wanted to create a line of transparent, eco-conscious self-care products that destigmatize and de-mystify the shame-centered talk around periods and puberty.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using Meltdown nightly for two weeks and my skin has completely cleared. I had been struggling with awful, stubborn peri-menopausal acne for months. It’s such a relief! I love it. Smells good, easy to use. Highly recommend!" —Bobbi M.

    Get it from Blume for $28 (save 20% when you subscribe).

    8. A stainless-steel foot file so you can finally scrape 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
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    Promising review: "THIS FOOT FILE IS LIFE CHANGING. I have lived with calloused feet for the last 15 years of my life from all through high school doing sports and now just doing everyday exercise. Through pedicures, other foot files I've tried, and basically everything...I have finally found my godsend of a foot file. My feet have never been softer and it has stayed soft for significantly longer than any other foot file I've ever used. I will literally never use another foot file, ever." —Sally 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A double-sided hairbrush-cleaning brush that'll do a better 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.

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    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.

    10. An affordable 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. This pen requires just ONE minute of daily use to get teeth that are four to eight shades whiter. The best part? No lingering sensitivity.

    a split image of a reviewer's teeth before and after using the whitening pen
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    Promising review: "These are some of the best teeth-whitening pens that I have ever used! They are extremely easy to use with very simple instructions. They even whiten your teeth starting after the first use! Being able to use these has made it so I feel more confident in my smile by having better, whiter teeth. There is very minimal flavor to the gel so if you happen to get a taste of it, there is no bother. I would highly recommend these!" —Derek Gross

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99

    11. A bottle of all-natural stain remover for reviving fabrics you thought were a lost cause with plant-based ingredients that are safe to use on everything from clothing and car seats to bed linens and cloth diapers.

    on the left, a stained baby onesie and text reading "before". On the right, the same onesie without stains and text reading "after"
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    Check out our full Puracy Natural Stain Remover review.

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of spot removers! It’s beyond amazing. I have been able to save shirts that I thought were ruined. Stains that looked permanent and were even set in the dryer still came out. My son’s white chef jacket had barbecue stains, ketchup, and whatnot on it — it took several applications but looks white again. This spot remover is a keeper, I have bought bottles for both of my grown kids cause it’s so darn good." —Linda Fairchild

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99. 

    12. A jewelry-cleaning pen to return cloudy gems to their former, out-of-the-box glory without shelling out the big bucks for a professional cleaning. Yes, even that old ring from Claire's you've kept since middle school.

    A BuzzFeed editors hand wearing a diamond ring before and after cleaning it with the cleaning pen
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    Promising review: "I inherited some really special jewelry from my great-grandmother when she passed, but it hadn't been worn much since her dementia diagnosis and had just been sitting out getting dusty and dingy. One piece, in particular, is a 1.25-k oval-shaped citrine (our birthstone) pendant in a pineapple setting. It was filthy and you could barely even tell that it was a citrine; it was so cloudy and covered in dust and gunk. I used this for about four minutes really getting into all the little spaces and crevices of the pendant, and when I was finished I literally cried. It was beautiful and sparkly and just perfect. I wear it almost every day now and clean it with this pen about once a week just to keep it sparkly, but now it only takes about 30 seconds." —keith may

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. An all-natural scour paste if you're looking to declutter your cleaning supplies and snag one multipurpose product that can remove questionable films, grime, and grease from virtually any surface.

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    Humble Suds is a Denver-based Etsy shop creating plant-based cleaning solutions that are safe, effective, and come in cute packaging (bonus!).

    I recently moved into a new apartment, so lately I've been cleaning A LOT. Shortly after moving in, my partner and I went to store something on the top of the kitchen cabinets only to find them caked in a thick layer of grime 🤢. After going at it with regular multipurpose cleaner (with little success) we broke out the scour paste as a last-ditch effort and OH BOY did this miracle product deliver (pics above). If it can handle that grossness, it's going to have no problem with day-to-day messes like soap scum and burnt-on food. Plus, it smells delightful and comes in minimal, low-waste packaging!

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    14. An all-in-one hot air brush so you can style, dry, and volumize hair in one easy step. This gadget combines the heat of a blow-dryer with the shape and bristles of a round brush to make at-home blowouts a breeze.

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    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $34.89+ (available in seven styles).

    15. A vegan ingrown hair oil that'll work to treat and prevent itchy red bumps from infiltrating your pits, downstairs, or wherever you struggle with post-shave and -wax irritation.

    Bushbalm

    Bushbalm is an Ottawa-based small biz with a special focus on the pubic zone(s). Their result-driven collection of products targets such grievances as ingrown hair prevention, dark spot treatment, and razor burn relief.

    BuzzFeed editor Katy Herman uses this to stay smooth after shaving:

    "I just recently received a sample of this lovely stuff, which is from an Ottawa-based small business, and I have already seen a difference in how my bikini line looks after shaving! I always struggle with razor bumps in the down-there area specifically, but this oil helps keep it soft, smooth, and bump free! The brand recommends applying it right after getting out of the shower, and you can even use it to spot-treat ingrown hairs. I'm pretty ~scent~sitive to smells, and the tea tree scent is really lovely and refreshing (it smells like a spa)! I also love the pump-style dispenser, so I don't make a greasy mess every time I use it — which, from now on, is gonna be pretty much all the time. I'm sooo excited to wear swimsuits this summer without all the bumps and irritation!"

    Get it from Bushbalm for $26.

    16. A suede and nubuck cleaning brush because anyone who hasn't accidentally got caught in the rain while wearing a pair of suede shoes is lying. This brush will diminish the look of water stains with no additional cleaners required so you and your favorite shoes can reunite for another (hopefully drier) outing.

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    You can totally use it with another cleaner or spray if you want, but it seems like reviewers have success without! It just takes some elbow grease.

    Promising review: "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying a gray-colored shoed once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    17. A carpet stain remover for lifting those scary stains that make you question if it's time to bring in the professionals. With this around you can get the job done yourself. And the best part? No rinsing or vacuuming required!

    A photo of a stained carpet next to another photo of the same carpet with the stain removed
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    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" —Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69.

    18. A set of brush scrubber drill attachments to eliminate 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
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    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).

    19. A patented pet hair remover if Fido's shedding is taking over 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.

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    Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and can reuse it — cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course!

    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 $24.95.

    20. A probiotic gel moisturizer so your parched skin can finally get the deep, all-day hydration it's been craving, with a heaping serving of visible brightening and redness reduction on the side.

    Biossance

    Promising review: "I really love this moisturizer. I have combo to oily skin. I love how this is lightweight yet moisturizing. It sinks into your skin and does not sit on top like other gel moisturizers. It isn't sticky either, which I highly appreciate. In the winter, I like to layer an oil on top and it does just fine. I do feel that it brightens uneven dark spots as well!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Biossance for $52.

    21. 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.

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    Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let sit for 5 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-calloused heels for only three minutes and the calluses 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." —Key2Del

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    22. A pack of 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.

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    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 $5.98.

    23. A tub of rejuvenating eye cream for tightening, brightening, and lifting those tired eyes and making it look like you actually got enough sleep and didn't stay up late rewatching The Office...again.

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    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews. I have tried every eye cream out there. Not one does what is says. This was immediate! I saw softening of my wrinkles and crows feet. It’s amazing. I will be buying this again and again." —melisa delaney

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A reusable pumice stone to quickly have your toilets, sinks, and tubs looking like new — no unsightly rings in sight.

    reviewer photo showing toilet half cleaned with the pumice cleaning tool
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    Promising review: "When we bought our previously owned condo, all three of the toilets had a permanent dark ring. I must have tried at least six different cleaning products that claimed to eliminate rings. None worked. I was actually considering buying new toilets as the ring was embarrassing to me. A friend recommended the pumice toilet bowl ring remover and I was prepared to be disappointed again. But it worked perfectly. The ring is gone on all three toilets and it only took a few minutes per toilet. I don't know when I have ever been so totally satisfied with a product. It just saved me a whole lot of money and I am no longer embarrassed by the appearance of my toilets." —lynn mcdonald

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40

    25. A bestselling mesh bra if you're a member of the itty-bitty titty committee who's tired of not being able to find a comfortable yet supportive bra that doesn't have a ton of padding or gapping cups.

    Pepper

    Pepper was launched in 2017 by two women who wanted to fill in the (literal) gaps present in the lingerie industry, working against the notion that if you're skinny, you must have small boobs, and if you're larger you must have big boobs.

    My colleague Allison Jiang says this bra lives up to the hype. In her own words:

    "This bra solved just about every issue I had with bras in the past, like cup gapping, slipping straps, and scratchy underwire. The straps are thin but somehow so comfy and durable. They have not slipped down my shoulders, even once. Not once! And I never have to do that thing where I have to adjust the band in the front, because it stays put all day without pressing into my skin uncomfortably."

    To hear from more BuzzFeed Pepper fans check out our full Pepper bra review.

    Get it from Pepper for $50 (available in band sizes 30–40, cup sizes AA–B, and in seven colors).

    26. 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.

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    It's made up of cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it'll grind away at tough stains without damaging the surface beneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces like ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots, pans, and more!

    Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because it's one thing I dislike cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. The magic eraser was ok but I used several at a time and I had to scrub so hard. But this product oh my goodness, legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà, magic!" —May

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    27. A plant-powered vitamin C serum with over 57,000 5-star ratings that's a multitasking powerhouse for anyone looking to lessen dark circles, sun spots, redness, and breakouts.

    A split photo of a face with some breakouts and the same face with the breakouts gone.
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    Check out out TruSkin Vitamin C Serum deep dive for more info!

    Promising review: "This product changed my life. I now leave the house without makeup but feel confident because this serum gives me such glowing skin with an even complexion. This is must for me every morning after my cleanser and before my moisturizer. They use a good stabilizer because the vitamin C doesn't oxidize over time in the bottle. I'm now on my second bottle and plan to keep buying. I have normal to dry skin type for the record!" —Kaitlyn Evangelista

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    28. A stackable bottle rack because you're eager to finally take down the "DO NOT ENTER" sign on that one cabinet that's guaranteed to pummel you with bottles and thermoses every time you open it.

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    Each rach holds three bottles, and each set comes with two racks that can be stacked one on top of each other.

    Promising review: "This was EXACTLY what I needed for bottle storage! It is perfect for almost every size I have: from shaker cups to the big 32-ounce Hydro Flasks. I cannot believe how well this worked in my cupboard. I'm thinking of buying more and trying them with kid's sippy cups and traveling coffee mugs! Only thing that was different than I expected (though I frankly could care less) is that the plastic looked almost smoked or gray instead of clear. It's in my cupboard so I do not care one bit, but if you're putting it out on a countertop or something maybe you care. I would buy again, and probably will!" —MGSFamily

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in two sizes and in three colors).

    29. A creamy paw butter for giving your pup the pedicure they so obviously deserve. Apply this oatmeal-scented blend before and after walks to nourish dry, cracked pads (and snoots) and make all your dog park friends wonder how you got your pet's paws looking so good.

    Reviewer before and after showing the butter moisturized their dog's dry paw
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    Promising review: "We live in Chicago and the winters are brutal on our black Lab's paws. The salt and snow were cracking his pads and although our dog wasn't whining or showing any pain, there is no way that a crack in his pad felt good. We put this on his paws once a day and noticed an improvement. We would take him out to play fetch and apply it the second we came back inside while he was still tired and panting so that he wouldn't lick it all off. It worked well enough that we'll buy it again next winter." —Todd Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    30. A tube of super-strong shoe glue to rebuild bonds or fill in small holes by creating a flexible, waterproof seal. It's like hot glue's stronger older brother.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The most common way I wear out my shoes (something New Yorkers in general, I think, are very good at) is by having the sole pull away from the rest of the shoe around the toe. I had tossed countless shoes because of this. Roughly two years ago, it happened to a pair of block heel sandals that are so comfortable I just couldn't bear to part with them. I researched a solution and found Shoo Goo, and haven't turned back since. Today, those shoes are still totally wearable. I've had to make no touch-up repairs and I've used it on other pairs since. A little goes a long way, so the return on investment is incredible!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    31. A rechargeable hair trimmer if you want silky-smooth legs without partaking in the laborious act of shaving. This palm-sized shaver can be used anytime, anywhere, without soap or water, *and* is perfect for anyone who regularly struggles with nicks, irritation, and razor bumps.

    a reviewer photo of one leg covered with hair and the other hair-free
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    Promising review: "I love love love this shaver. It works great. Easy to use. It's design is a comfortable fit in my hand. The side grips allow no slipping. The more I use it the smoother my legs are. I have course hair and trouble with razor burn and ingrown hairs. Thus unit feels like an exfoliant treatment each time I use it. Really great. No irritation. I highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer 

    Get it from Amazon for $35.20

    32. A wood palette wall shoe rack so you can part the sea of shoes you must cross every time you enter your home once and for all.

    on the left, an entryway littered with a pile of shoes and on the right, the same entryway organized with several wall mounted shoe racks
    Wood Pallet Treasures / Etsy

    Wood Pallet Treasures is a Center City, Minnesota–based Etsy shop creating made-to-order wooden home decor that's functional and has a unique, rustic vibe. 

    Promising review: "Love love love these shoe racks! We ordered two and put them side by side...they’re just beautiful! We plan on buying more when we move in a few months. Nice color and great craftsmanship! Had to wait almost a month while they were made but it was worth it! Quality is on point!" —Coralie Ziemann 

    Get it from Wood Pallet Treasures on Etsy for $35+ (available in four sizes and in 10 colors). 

    33. A cruelty-free pet ear cleanser that'll gently (but effectively) flush out built-up dirt to keep your furry friend's ears happy and healthy without a trip to the groomer.

    a split image showing the inside of a dog's ear with lots of brown spots on the left, and the same dog ear interior without spots on the right
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    Promising review: "My husband and I just adopted our cute puppy, Winston, from the Humane Society. When we adopted him, his ears were unfortunately pretty dirty, but after we used this ear cleaner today, his ears are so clean!! I'm so amazed at everything it managed to get out. Our puppy's ears look so much better now! I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a dog." —Jerome F

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    34. A battery-operated fabric shaver for rescuing well-loved knits from the horrors of aging — lint, matted fibers, and pilling, oh my! It's like a tiny vacuum; just empty the detachable lint catcher when you're done and enjoy your revitalized sweater.

    A split reviewer image of a pilled sweater with text that reads "Before" on top, and the same sweater without visible pilling with text that reads "After" on the bottom
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    Also, be sure to pick up two AA batteries! They're not included.

    It kills me inside when I see a favorite sweater start to pill, so I bought this exact shaver to spruce up some of my older knits. It's great and weirdly relaxing. When I first got it I was de-pilling everything, from the intended sweaters to the throw pillows on our couch. It's a little loud so your roommates may or may not come out of their rooms to see what you're doing...but it's totally worth it to make any pilled fabric look years younger. 

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    You marveling at these before and afters:

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