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    52 Incredibly Useful Products That'll Help You Get Through Life

    Leave no problem unsolved, no challenge unmet, and no headache untreated.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A very comfy stability cushion designed to fit on top of any chair and help you improve your posture.


    Promising review: "My job requires me to sit practically all day at work which caused me to become very restless and give me back problems. I couldn't sit still for five minutes without adjusting myself. I also began to worry about the bad posture I could be having because of it as well. I found this and gave it a shot. I've only had it for a little more than a week but the difference with it has been amazing! I can sit at my desk all day long without feeling discomfort or back pain. It sits neatly on my chair without looking too noticeable, and now my biggest problem is trying to keep my co-workers from stealing it from me. $20 for this thing is honestly a steal! So worth it!" β€”MeLissa

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in two colors).

    2. A pack of Command picture-hanging strips that'll aid you in hanging your ever-growing art collection without digging any holes into your walls.


    Promising review: "I have found about a million uses for these things. I love them!! I used them to hang some small containers from my bathroom mirrors to put combs and miscellaneous objects in. I used them to mount my internet router, FireTV, and all the wires to the back of my TV so that they are hidden and can't be seen. I used them to mount my paper towel holder to the side of my kitchen cabinets. I used them to mount a sunglasses case on the visor in my car. Seriously β€” they hold a lot of weight and have a million different uses. About the only thing I didn't use them for was hanging pictures, but I'm sure they're good for that too." β€”Sheena Bates

    Get a pack of four pairs from Amazon for $3.79+ (available in larger packs).

    3. A double-sided silicone lip brush to get rid of any excess skin and make your lips totally matte lipstick–ready.


    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical about this product but my desperation to regain my soft lips made me click the BUY button. I just had a baby and between all the milk I was pumping for the baby and caffeine drinking my body was dried out and dehydrated. My lips took a hit and were dried, cracked, and even bleeding β€” very painful. Even my tried and true expensive-as-heck lip moisturizer I use couldn't help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I was able to see results in just a couple of days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. I tried using a toothbrush and I would not recommend it. First, the toothbrush doesn't feel as good and second, it will waste whatever product you are using with it because the product will settle deep in the bristles so you have to use a lot more of it, and third it's also hard to clean. This silicone lip brush feels so good and since the 'bristles' or 'bumps' are shallow, I just needed to use a little bit of my expensive lip moisturizer and it was so easy to clean the brush afterward. Where has this thing been all my life? I don't think I can live without it now." β€”Double-J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors). And you might want to consider pairing it with this effective little lip scrub, if you're in the market.

    4. A nylon (so it's non-stick safe) colander strainer designed with a discreet hook so it easily attaches to the side of your pan β€” it's also dishwasher-safe, heat-resistant up to 200Β°C/392Β°F, and works with fried foods.


    Promising review: "I love this thing! It is quite sturdy and has no issues holding lots of ravioli, tortellini, or any other shaped pasta. One note, it does not do well with long spaghetti. It is also great for grabbing veggies out when I blanch them in water or chicken breasts I have poached. I was injured in an automobile accident and my hands are not in great condition. This has made having to use tongs for some things no longer necessary. It has also β€” almost totally β€” made lifting heavy pots full of liquid, unnecessary. Cooking is therapy for me and to find any tools which make it easier for me, is fantastic! I highly recommend this scoop to anyone needing a little help in the kitchen, or who just wants to not have to pull out strainers all of the time." β€”Kayce Cawthon McCarty

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    5. A pack of bra strap clips to help hold everything in place and stop you from doing the grab for your sliding straps every 20 seconds.


    Promising review: "Since I started using these clips, I haven't had to pull up my straps a single time! I used to have to pull them back up a dozen times a day. No more. Now I can put on my bra and then just forget that it is there. I don't notice any change in the fit of my bra. I wear a large cup size and the last thing I wanted was to add to that. However, with the straps fully extended on my bra, I find the fit to be essentially the same as before. The only difference is that the straps stay in place. If you've ever struggled to keep your straps up, you owe it to yourself to try this product." β€”K. Howe

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in nine options).

    6. A set of stainless steel magnetic measuring spoons that'll help in your quest of keeping an organized and jam-free drawer.


    Promising review: "I have been using cheap, flimsy little metal scoops that my son likes to steal and wanted something more functional. I like that these have the two ends, sometimes a recipe needs the same sized tsp for two different ingredients and it's annoying to have to wash for every single one. This resolved that! The magnet is not very strong at all. It holds them together but alone they won't sick on the fridge or my metal bowls, only a metal surface if it's wide and if there's no gravity to oppose the magnet (on top of an edge but not on the side of anything)." β€”Lisa

    Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in two colors).

    7. A double-ended extension chord, because sometimes you need two extension chords but only have one outlet to spare!


    Cords are six feet long and have three plugs each.

    Promising review: "I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room! I ended up getting this due to my king size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my two lamps on my nightstand and this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time." β€”Ryan

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

    8. And while we're talking about extension cords β€” a six foot, three outlet extension cord you can mold around almost any object so it stays in place.


    Promising review: "I have five of these cords now. They are the BEST thing ever. No more bending down low or trying to reach the outlet in the wall, from behind things. The plug is right there for you. I'm getting older, and have back issues, so these are SO wonderful and helpful for me. Love them. You can wrap them around pretty much anything and they stay! You will not be sorry with these. Get them for your parents/grandparents!! They will appreciate them!" β€”nancy

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A sterling silver magnetic clasp converter – it'll change the way you painfully struggle to put on your favorite bracelet or necklace.


    Promising review: "I have a number of necklaces whose clasps are so tiny that I have trouble connecting them, so I was looking for magnets that would be strong enough to support a chain and pendant that were fairly valuable. This turned out to be a winner! I can sleep and shower with it on and never have to worry about it becoming detached. I actually have to tug a bit to get it to unlatch. Of course, I can't guarantee it will never come detached, but this more than filled my hopes for a magnetic clasp." β€”EDC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52 or try a handy little fastener that gives you that helping hand when you need it.

    10. A flexible silicone sink strainer to catch all that excess food before it clogs your drain.


    Promising review: "It kills me to write this review since I never thought I would be writing a review for a sink strainer. I guess this means that I am officially getting old, but when you come across a well-engineered product that solves a problem for you, no matter how simple, it should get credit. This strainer allows full flow down the drain even when it is full of food particles so you can just clean it easily after you are all done. No food can sneak by due to the design and it even looks good. Pros: fits great, looks good, engineered perfectly, solves your kitchen sink drain issues. Cons: Makes you re-examine your life now that you are this excited about a sink strainer. QUICK UPDATE: It's been over four years and this sink strainer still hasn't broken in the kitchen sink. Also, I'm still pathetic enough to update a review for a sink strainer four years later." β€”CaptainDingle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available with and without a stopper).

    11. A durable but lightweight pair of gloves that'll protect your fingers from cuts, scrapes, and just general clumsiness.


    Promising review: "My wonderful wife frequently uses a mandolin in the kitchen. Sometimes, I believe she thinks she's on Top Chef or Chopped. When she gets into julienning, I'm just waiting with car keys in hand to take her to the ER. So, as a proactive measure, I purchased these. They are quite comfortable. They stretch with excellent elasticity. She loves them, and I feel more comfortable that she is wearing something that can protect her. She has used these gloves dozens of times. Not a single issue and she has washed them with the kitchen towels. No problem." β€”Jon

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S-XL).

    And check out our picks for some kitchen essentials on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    12. A pair of no-tie elastic laces designed to keep your favorite sneakers securely on without the struggle of having to lace and unlace them every time you put them on.


    Promising review: "I can't go back to regular shoelaces now. Nothing to tie, no bow flopping around, so they look clean and tidy all the time, and they are a breeze to put on. You just slide your foot in and go. I have a high arch and the elastic actually makes my shoes more comfortable. There is a bit of give when I walk so they feel amazing. I have some odd shoe colors but I was able to match the laces pretty easily with their wide selection of colors. I even added the reflective ones to my running shoes. I've had these for over a year on some of my shoes and they haven't broken or stretched out, ever! My entire family is hooked on them." β€”Monica

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 39 colors).

    13. A motherf#@%in' Tubshroom, because if you've ever had to deal with a clogged bathtub drain, you never want to have to deal with it again β€” and this little guy will make sure you don't have to!


    Promising review: "Works really well. My hair collection has grown so much, I might have enough to make a hair friend soon. I shall try on the first full moon. Seriously though, so much dog hair that would have gone down my drain after just one dog bath without this. Yikes." β€”Kate Wills

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven colors).

    14. A two-sided waterproof, smudge-proof liquid eyeliner designed with a stamp edge that'll always give you the perfect wing.


    Promising review: "I haven't used liquid eyeliner in such a long time, and the last time I used it the line came out horrific. Not with this one! The tip is like foam β€” one side is pointy and the other side has more of a flat edge to it. I applied it and my mom said my eyes looked great. It lasted all night and even 'til morning. Does not irritate and goes on very smoothly. It does come off with ease when washing it off." β€”Darlene

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in five sizes and two colors).

    And check out our picks for the best liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    15. A set of attachable ear hooks so your glasses always stay in place and don't slide down to the tip of your nose.

    Promising review: "I knew the best way to test these out would be to wear them to work (at a BBQ restaurant) where I'm constantly moving up and down and getting a little sweaty. My glasses never moved! It was amazing! They're very discreet, which I like. From the side view, you can't even tell they're there at all! It takes a few seconds to adjust when you put your glasses on, but when you get them where you like, your glasses won't move until you take them off. They don't bother my ears or pull my hair." β€”Chadbdot

    Get a pack of 20 pairs from Amazon for $8.29 (also available in clear for $7.99).

    16. A universal air-vent magnetic car mount that'll hold your cell phone for you while you drive.


    Promising review: "One of the best purchases I have ever made. Seriously. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, and it attaches onto the mount very firmly. The mount also attaches firmly into my air vent. No jiggling or slipping. I can touch, swipe, etc., on my phone screen without any risk of the phone falling or sliding." β€”Susie

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe veggie turner designed with a wide head and a raised edge to scoop and flip veggies with ease.


    Promising review: "I broke this in hard with a huge batch of roasted vegetables for Thanksgiving. Brussels sprouts, potatoes, leeks, garlic, butternut squash, carrots, and more filling up a whole roasting pan. This was great for mixing, coating and turning the vegetables and incredibly effective and attractive for serving. It's a great length, and very substantial. I am delighted to have this as part of my kitchen collection." β€”Nicki Heskin

    Get it from Amazon for $5.06+ (available in four colors).

    18. A hardback copy of Am I Dying?!, a complete guide to identifying and dealing with whatever symptoms you're currently feeling because last time WebMD was selling you some fake news and, well, never again.

    Promising review: "This book is great! You always wonder when you have an ache or pain somewhere. This is a great guide as to what to do next. Everyone should have a copy!" β€”Robb

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    19. An easy-to-install outlet cover plate designed with LED lights so that it can double as a nightlight.


    Promising review: "These go on in about 30 seconds. They are awesome. I did not shut off the power to my outlets, but I have experience getting shocked doing residential electrical work, so I've learned my lessons about what not to touch. Even a true beginner would be able to install these without issue. Their tolerance for low-light is on the sensitive side, so they end up on more than off but the downward cast light is not bothersome. I was put off by the price at first but bought a two pack to try out β€” ended up going back for 10 more." β€”Oliver North

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $28.98 (also available for light switches).

    20. A dual blade package opener, because for some reason companies still insist on putting the things we love and need in this ridiculous plastic prison that we can never get them out of.


    Promising review: "This is a must around the house! We have one on each level of the house and it is used everywhere! This is the perfect stocking stuffer gift and we have given 20 or so of these β€” someone always asks where we got them! The slice-it blade works for zipping through packaging and the button-extended blade is sharp but small. This is a fabulous tool that is perfect for all the stupid hard plastic packaging with the crimped sides! Also excellent for opening taped boxes, cutting the ribbon on gifts, cutting foam board, cardboard, or chipboard." β€”T. C.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    21. A pack of bedsheet suspenders so you'll keep those pesky bed corners covered.


    Promising review: "These are definitely worth the price. My significant other and I apparently run marathons in our sleep, so the fitted sheet and mattress pad came off the bed without fail. We own a double pillow-top mattress and they haven't stretched out while holding a fitted sheet, (that shrunk in the wash), plus two mattress pads. They hold them firmly to the bed with no slipping. No damage has been done to the sheets, either." β€”Michelle

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in standard and extra-long sizes, and in black, white, and pink).

    22. A set of flame-retardant socket sealers designed to stop the cold air from leaking into your house and messing with your warm and cozy home.


    The 24-piece set includes 16 outlet sealers, 6 switch plates, and 2 decorative covers.

    Promising review: "Socket sealer. Say it with me. Socket sealer. Alliteration can be so much fun. Okay, now with that out of our system, down to brass tacks. I love these. They're cheap and easy to install. They block the draft that is sure to come out of an electrical outlet or a light switch. I've used these in apartments and in houses. They work both ways. Just unscrew the plate, slap one of these bad boys in, and screw the plate back in. Just be sure to not touch metal to metal or skin to metal. It's a good idea to flip the breaker to deactivate the outlets you're installing these on. Otherwise, you'll give yourself a nice jolt. Or three. You know how everyone tells you not to stick a fork into an outlet? The same principle applies here except your finger is the fork and you can't taste purple for a while. So do yourself the favor of flipping the breaker before installing these. Don't make the same mistake as I did. Once. Or maybe three times. I can't remember too good now." β€”Frequency Jones

    Get the 24-piece set from Amazon for $2.88 (also available in larger packs).

    23. A three-compartment lid organizer so you'll finally have a place to neatly store all your storage bin tops.


    Promising review: "A bit pricey for a plastic bin to put my plastic lids into, but it's a perfect size and it's not flimsy! Instantly made my plasticware drawer less frustrating! :) I used museum putty (sticky tack) to help it not slide around." β€”Emmy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A genius little heat-resistant chopper to finally break up that package of ground meat, allowing it to cook evenly.


    Non-stick and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I've been eyeing this same tool from Pampered Chef but it's so pricy I didn't want to take the plunge. When I found this one on Amazon and saw how much more reasonably priced it was, I decided to go for it. I've used it a few times since purchasing and it is awesome! Works just as well as I envisioned the pricier version to work and I love that it didn't cost an arm and a leg. I am happy that this comes in red as it matches the other kitchen tools and theme of my kitchen! Thanks for making cooking with ground meat so much simpler." β€”Genetics

    Get it from Amazon for 6.99+ (available in three colors).

    25. A retractable keychain that holds your lip balm, because enough with losing every freakin' stick you've ever purchased and then finding it again in some random jacket pocket right after you've replaced it.

    Promising review: "If you lose your Chapsticks a lot, I would highly recommend getting this holder. I love how I am able to grab my lipstick/lip balm/Chapstick, uncap, moisturize my lips, re-cap, and just let go. The retractable part is probably the best part because it makes it easy to get, and even easier to put away and not lose your Chapstick. This holder is perfect for people who travel and/or who are always losing their Chapsticks." β€”Mit's

    Get it from Amazon for $4.45.

    26. A non-slip bag cinch so you can reseal your bread bags without having to struggle with that flimsy little plastic thingy that I always end up breaking and then end up having to tie the bag up only to struggle to untie it and ripping the damn bag.


    Promising review: "These have to be among the most useful gadgets in my kitchen and we use them constantly for open loaves of bread, crackers, rice, and many other types of packaging where you need a secure hold. I no longer save twist ties, those funny square plastic thingies that come with so much packaging. I have ordered additional ones since the kitchen is not the only place I have found them useful." β€”Connie of GA

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99.

    27. A privacy screen designed to fit perfectly and give you privacy wherever you are.


    Promising review: "Perfect fit. Does exactly what it is designed to do, which is prevent prying eyes from seeing your computer screen. I work in an open plan office and wanted privacy from people walking past my desk. I also travel a lot and use my laptop in public spaces so I needed the security." β€”Tebs

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 13 sizes and four colors).

    28. A mesh shower caddy for holding all those things that just don't fit in the tiny spaces around your bathtub.


    Promising review: "I don't know why I didn't go this route sooner! This mesh bag is awesome! It's minimized the bulk in my shower that my hanging metal caddy hanging from my showerhead caused. While the mesh bag does come 4x4, I currently only need use of 2x2, so I folded it in half. I love that flexibility! The pockets are deep, nothing falls out." β€”Lark

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97+ (available with or without curtain rings).

    29. A pack of reusable produce bags that'll help you reduce the waste after every trip to the grocery store β€” you can also use them to clean and rinse your fruits and veggies all in one go!


    Promising review: "SO good, SO handy, SO ecological (without being nerdy). Simple: put grapes into one bag, tomatoes in another, green beans in another... well, you get the idea. No thin plastic bags to figure out how to open without cursing or have to dispose of. Leave these bags untied so checker has access to price, then secure the tog. These bags are plenty large enough for big heads of lettuce, tons of grapes, tomatoes, etc, and they go under your faucet for thorough rinsing. You drain the contents and put the bags directly in the fridge. They are sturdily made, close perfectly, and easy to fold and carry into a grocery store. They are exactly as shown. This is a quality product. I recommend 100%." β€”C. Hascoat

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $8.97.

    30. A heat-resistant silicone holster perfect for holding your hot styling tools so you aren't stuck trying to find a spot to place them β€” it's also designed with a patented cling technology that allows it to be repositioned and applied to any clean, smooth, and dry surface.


    Heat-resistant up to 500 degrees, plus it's dishwasher-safe...if you ever needed to wash it!

    Promising review: "After coming home from a long day at work and seeing that my wife left the hair straightener on while rushing to work β€”Β this plastic, magnificent thing probably prevented a fire in our apartment. Even though it was very hot, nothing burned! Not even the plastic holder itself! It does what it's supposed to do. It sticks to its surface and prevents fires from hair straighteners β€” proved it after sticking to the sink for over three months and not melting with a turned on hair straightener from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside." β€”Emre

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    31. A bottle of a very handy little drywall repair putty – it'll fix all those failed attempts to hang things and get you your security deposit back.


    Promising review: "Does exactly what it says. Rather than getting spackel, waiting for it to dry, sanding it down, and tweaking as needed β€” this cuts the time/effort down! Just rub over the place in need of patching and wipe off the excess. The hardest part is not accidentally getting the product on parts of the wall that don’t need it, but that’s easy to clean up, so it’s not a problem. I used this to patch holes in the wall from a former Wi-Fi router and modem, other than the color difference from the patch to the paint, you’d never know it was patched. Great price, easy to use." β€”Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    32. A mess-catching laundry detergent caddy so all those drippies coming out of your soap jugs don't make their way on to your floor β€” it attaches to most economy-sized liquid detergent and fabric softener container spouts.

    Promising review: "Very happy with this product. Fits nicely underneath to hold the cup without dangling too low and the fact that I can just Command Strip attach it to the bottom of the detergent means that it can't/won't slip off the head of the dispenser, as many similar alternatives have been reviewed to do." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    33. A magnetic cord organizer that'll keep all your chargers within easy reach β€” and if your cord isn't magnetic, it comes with handy little ties to keep them in place.


    Promising review: "Bought this for my husband after seeing a review of great new products. Has made life easier by keeping the cords from falling behind his nightstand. Way better than tape or sitting books on them. Worth it!" β€”Lisa I Craig

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

    34. A portable paw plunger designed to clean your adorable pup's filthy little paws with just one quick dunk β€” if you really think about it, your doggo roams the streets barefoot and then curls all up on you...or maybe don't think about it.

    Promising review: "We have a 75 lbs., 28" tall at the shoulders Goldendoodle with curly hair and large paws, and a brand new yard on the coast that is 95% sand. In the past three months, I've been wiping his paws ineffectively and spending most of my housekeeping time sweeping/vacuuming all the sand that he brings in and deposits on our hard floors. Our new veterinarian, upon hearing me whine about the situation, recommended I buy this product because she uses it with her own dogs. From the first time I used it, I was sold! It looks like one of those oversized water jugs you can get at a convenience store, with a fitted insert for paws and legs. I stuck my hand (and my kids') inside to try it out and the bristles inside are very soft, and will not hurt sensitive paw pads. The rubber piece at the top made it tricky to pull my hand out (it reminded me of the scene in Where The Red Fern Grows with the raccoon who gets its hand stuck in a log because it won't let go of a shiny piece of tin), but that's helpful in wringing some of the water off the furry paws. Our dog is used to having his feet handled many times a day and it only took a few minutes to teach him what we were doing. But if you have a dog who is jumpy/twitchy or doesn't like having its paws touched, this might not be the right product for you." β€”Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available for small to large paws and in four colors).

    35. An estate planning journal that lets you get all your affairs in order in the event of...well β€” look, you're an adult and you have to think about this stuff.

    This is not a legal will but it is designed to help you get organized so you can make one and it helps to spell out everything that your loved ones might wonder in the event of know.

    Promising review: "This is a great book! Everything is spelled out and I love the title! I'm trying to get my affairs in order so I don't have to spend time worrying about this kinda stuff β€” this is a big help." β€”Bobbie Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    36. A portable aerosol fire extinguisher everyone should have on hand in the event of an emergency β€” because, when an emergency happens trying to remember how to work a big ol' fire extinguisher might not come to the top of mind., Amazon

    Promising review: "I keep these in the kitchen pantry. Easter Sunday I put a chicken on the rotisserie and lit our well-maintained, less than five-year-old grill that had a full tank of propane and came back in the house. Not three minutes later the grill was engulfed in flames. I grabbed one of these extinguishers and was able to knock the fire back while standing a good distance away. Wearing leather gardening gloves my husband opened the bottom of the grill where the tank resides and I continued to spray while he turned off the gas. The hose that feeds the gas to the burners failed where it entered the grill. The hose looked fine when I last cleaned the grill and the connection was tight. The chicken was unharmed, well it was already dead, put it in the oven and we enjoyed a nice cocktail while our heart rates returned to normal." β€”Laura C

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58.

    37. A genius little Pocket Palette, a travel-friendly totally portable kit with everything you need to do your makeup on the go! It includes mascara, BB cream, and blush/lip tint that'll have you looking fly AF without having to carry your entire makeup bag around.,

    Promising review: "I travel often for work, and it’s so much easier to pack a few pocket palettes than tote my regular makeup β€” they’re super carry-on bag/airport friendly! I love my LancΓ΄me but I’d much rather not tote around heavy glass bottles, so I keep a palette at the ready for the gym, in my purse, at my desk at work, etc. β€” they’re that convenient. For the makeup itself, the quality of the BB cream is great. It’s light, feels and looks natural, you can get at least two full uses out of the quantity. The lip/cheek color amount is also generous. I personally go for a darker lip generally, but this is good for blush and will last me a while. I love how handy the mascara applicator is, so fun-sized. For someone on the go, who isn't soooo makeup savvy that I'm contouring all the time, this product is really practical!" β€”Maureen

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three shades).

    38. A silicone oven rack push/pull – it'll help you get access to your hot oven without having to stick your hands in there.


    Promising review: "When I was a kid, my mother had an intricate one of these made from wood, so I decided I needed one in order to be a proper adult. I wanted a plastic one since it is living in a drawer where all the kitchen tools go and let's just say that things get washed and then thrown back in without being properly dried, so plastic seemed like the best bet." β€”Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $3.66 (also available in bamboo).

    39. A pack of fluorescent highlighters designed with a clear tip so you can see what you're highlighting and don't overshoot.


    Promising review: "I'm a highlighter junkie and I love these. The colors are pigmented enough to draw attention to it but not so much so that I can't read the font that I highlighted. It rarely, if ever, bleeds through paper. I usually avoid green and orange because they tend to be too pigmented and dark but the ones in this bunch are perfect. It also does not smudge and I'm very prone to that since I'm left-handed. I like the clear view part since it helps me see when I should stop highlighting, very precise." β€”Steph

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $3.97.

    40. A helpful guide filled with the survival tips your favorite leafy friend needs to stay alive.


    Promising review: "Really great guide to houseplants. I am an experienced outdoor vegetable gardener, who has never had much success with houseplants. The only one I've ever been able to keep alive is George, my un-killable Aspidistra (Iron Plant). Thanks to this book and the more detailed, but less cute, book Practical Houseplants I now have a little forest of air cleaning plants, succulents, retro '70s plants (rubber plant and Swiss cheese plant), and even two indoor banana trees β€” all healthy and happy. Even George is happier than ever, with new leaves." β€”Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    41. A countertop compost bin so you can convert your home into the green machine you know it can be.


    Promising review: "I love this compost bin! It is very well designed. They actually tested all aspects of it. The one-handed operation is SO much better than having to lift off a lid like my old steel compost bin. The lid flips up/down very easily. The lid removes when you want to empty it out. The plastic inside is super smooth so there are no nooks or crannies for food to get caught. Most of the waste simply slips off and then you can just rinse it and you are good to go. I don't have to buy compost bags anymore either. There is no smell when it is on the counter. The one thing I would improve (and I'd give it four 1/2 stars if I could because of this) is that it is too small. I think it could be twice as big β€” a little wider and a little taller would be great. Otherwise, it really is a great product. I was worried about it looking tacky on my counter because it is plastic, but is so well designed that it even looks classy on my granite counter!" β€”Susanne M. Millar

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors). You might want to pick up some compostable bags and this handy guide to help you get started.

    42. A very easy to use zipper repair kit filled with 11 replacements, four bottom stops, and six top stops β€” all of which come in the colors and sizes you'd probably need.


    Promising review: "I thought it was going to be way harder to change a zipper, but it took no time at all!! It took me much longer to read and re-read the instructions than to change out the zipper!! Included in this pack are five pairs of commonly used big zippers. A black and silver of each type. Also included are the top stoppers that you will need once you rip off the old ones and a very in-depth guide to fixing all sorts of zipper problems. They even tell you how to fix zippers that don't require parts from the set!!! There are interesting zipper facts, which was surprisingly fun to read about. After replacing the zipper, I felt so proud of myself. I wish I hadn't put this project off for so long. I just thought it was going to be harder!!! Afterward, I found myself digging around trying to find more zippers to replace. Time to get rough with some jackets." β€”Nibbles

    Get a kit from Amazon for $11.95.

    43. A makeup-brush cleaning pad for when it's time to give your tools the deep cleaning they desperately need.


    Promising review: "I love this makeup brush cleaner. It's making me wonder how I lived life prior to this. Seriously, it's so easy! Just sprinkle some soap on and rub your brush onto the mat. Whoever invented this may deserve a Nobel Prize. Top inventions/discoveries: 1. Man discovers fire. 2. Someone sliced that loaf of bread up and threw some meat and cheese in between it. 3. Tampons. 4. Wi-Fi. 5. Electric wine bottle opener. 6. Kedsum Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat." β€”Keeks

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in pink and purple).

    44. A rapid veggie steamer to pop into the microwave for just over two minutes to get perfectly healthy treats β€” if that's what you wanna call them.


    Promising review: "Works quite well for broccoli and zucchini. Our experience has been to put half as much water as the fill line suggests and microwave it a minute longer for tenderness. Easy to clean and seems durable. :)" β€”squinja7000

    Get it from Amazon for $10.89.

    45. A pair of cold therapy socks to chill your entire foot and help relieve sore feet, hot feet, tired feet, aching feet, and other painful chronic conditions like plantar fasciitis and arthritis.


    Promising review: "Received my ice socks yesterday after being on my feet all day. I froze them overnight (they came with gel packs inserted in the socks and instructions said to freeze them that way). I am currently resting with my feet elevated and socks on. They are very cold, especially in the toe area. I ordered these because I have a lot of swelling on the top of my right foot. The socks are made with gel-pack toe pockets, which is not the area I need the most help with, so I moved the gel pack halfway out to better cover the top of my foot and that is working well for me. These socks are very nice and well-made of a soft, comfortable, stretchy fabric. I wear a size 8.5 women's and ordered the small/medium. They were easy to put on with the gel packs inserted and a very good fit, not too small or too large. I've been wearing them for about 30 minutes and they are still fairly cold. I would highly recommend for anyone with foot problems needing ice. They're easy, convenient, and non-messy. Just what I was looking for!" β€”Texas Gigi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in sizes S/M and M/L).

    46. A six-piece stainless steel earwax cleaner kit that'll replace your cotton swabs and safely get your inner ear squeaky clean.


    This medical-grade earwax cleaner will get your excess earwax out (instead of pushing it deeper). They're effective, they're safe for cleaning out earwax, and they save on added waste.

    Promising review: "Getting tired of using Q-tips or ear washes? Well, this is certainly an alternative worth considering. These little guys are metal 'picks' that you can scrape all the gunk out of your ears without causing damage to them. My ears have never been cleaner." β€”Joshua Z Dabbs

    Get the six-piece kit on Amazon for $6.99 (available in three styles).

    47. A handy little scrap trap you can hang from your cabinet door to help catch all your extras.


    Promising review: "I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! Keeps the counter clean, you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this (strawberry stems, onion peels, etc.), or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan (broccoli florets, chopped peppers, onions, etc.). Makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!" β€”*BeckyC*

    Get it from Amazon for $17.14.

    48. A handy little reminder that'll make sure your favorite furry friend doesn't get a twofer come dinner time.

    Promising review: "This was bigger than what we expected, maybe five to six inches tall, but honestly it isn't a big deal β€” it has solved the problem! One person can leave the house and the next person that is home knows whether or not the pooch has been fed. The sliders don't move on their own. I've included a photo so you can compare. Maybe I will get some of that removable tape and stick it to the wall, but for now it lays on a little table where we keep her treats, her feeding bowls are below it, so it worked out. Wish I would have bought this years ago!" β€”Shop Munki

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    49. A pack of rechargeable, no power needed lightbulbs to light up any room for up to four hours when there's no power.


    Promising review: "Unlike a flashlight or lantern, this 60w bulb can light a room! The light is warm, not the cold blue of emergency lights. It is rechargeable, has a portable attachment, or you can just screw it into a lamp at home and, if the power goes out, it lights up (if the switch on the lamp is turned on). I am buying more as gifts for others." β€”Jane Shoemaker

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two shades).

    50. A handy little container of touch up paint that'll deal with all those chips and marks you've been meaning to tackle.


    Promising review: "I decided to try this to cover up some of the chips of missing paint in my kitchen. It works perfectly. The bottle is a little bigger than a tube of Wite-Out, but it's going to last me a long time. The paint went on smoothly and dried quickly. I am very happy with this product." β€”JMar

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 10 colors).

    51. A 48 bottle nail polish holder – it might change the way you organize your ever growing collection of polishes.


    Promising review: "I really like seeing all of my nail polishes easily. I thought the price was a bit much, but it is well made and helpful. The compartments are 3.5" tall by nearly 1.5" wide. It fits larger bottles such as OPI and Orly well. Nicole bottles fit but just barely. The last row on each side is adjustable if you have a few larger bottles otherwise, three regular bottles of polish will fit in that row." β€”JB

    Get it from Amazon for $27.89+ (available in two colors).

    52. And a no-buckle stretch belt that works just like a regular belt without the bulkiness of a clasp β€” because sometimes your pants need a belt but your outfit really doesn't call for it.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for something like this for years! When I buy jeans I typically have to have them altered just a little. If I find a pair that fits my hips there’s always a big gap and it’s too big for my waist. Regular belts are very uncomfortable to me, they make this big pooch out to the front, and the buckle often makes holes in my shirts. This is perfect! It keeps my pants up making the fit perfect without adding more bulk to the front. I call this 'my girl suspenders!' I am definitely ordering another one and I recommend!" β€”Dina

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes 23"-30", 31"-50", and 52"-72" and in 12 colors).

    Who knew life could be so easy?

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