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    Updated on Aug 18, 2019. Posted on Aug 17, 2019

    50 Ingenious Products To Always Have On Hand

    In the event of an emergency, use one of these before helping others.

    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 FlexiSnake drain cleaning tool to help in pulling out some of the most messed-up crap you've ever seen out of your drain.

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    Promising review: "This little Flexisnake is magical!! After using bottles and bottles of Drano to try to unclog my bathroom sink, I found this little guy! Look at the hair and gunk?!?!?! Just ordered more of these babies!!!" —Sabrina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28+ (available in two styles).

    2. A pack of traceless hair ties perfect for getting your hair out of your way without messing up your 'do!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have long, thick hair. I have tried everything to keep my hair back but ended up with numerous ponytail holders. Not only did the ponytail holders have a tendency to break (sometimes mid-workout), but they also left my hair damaged and dented. The hair coils (I do couple them with a single ponytail holder, loosely fastened) keep my hair in place, even in the most intense workouts!!! Additionally, my hair doesn't get dented, knotted, or broken during my sweat sessions. I was skeptical about this product, but am back for a second (but certainly not last) order!!" —Katie E Ward

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    3. A pack of bedsheet suspenders so you can keep those pesky bed corners covered.

    Amazon

    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." —Michelle

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

    4. A pack of hydrocolloid, tea tree, calendula oil, and CICA-infused acne patches that'll easily blend into your skin while they spot treat your pimples.

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    Promising review: "The amount of gunk this took out of my pores AFTER washing and exfoliating my face is literally crazy!! I have very oily skin and acne (cystic and 'normal' acne). Also works great on popped pimples. Sucks all the crap out!!" —Amanda

    Get a pack of 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50 (available in small and extra large sizes).

    5. A very handy manual filled with all the symptoms, diseases, and ailments you already know you have — now you'll just have a name for them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wouldn't you know that the very first thing I read about, I actually have! Luckily, it's something that just *seems* as if it'll kill you, but won't actually do so. (I checked with the doctor a month before I bought this book.) I can't wait to find out what this tingling in my left arm and tightness in my jaw is!" —whitequeen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    6. An amazing all-purpose cleaner that's most effective at helping you clean those disgusting messes you've managed to get the inside of your car into.

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    Promising review: "I have kids (8 and 3 years old). They have destroyed my back seat. Spilled chocolate milk, vomit, melted chocolate, dropped fries, dropped ice cream, spilled Gatorade — you name it, it has been spilled in my back seat. I was to the point of accepting my backseat would forever be a disgusting wasteland. Then I stumbled upon this product and y'all...Y'ALL IT WORKS! I almost cried when I sprayed it on, ran a detail brush over it, wiped it away with the cloth, and the stains were GONE. No scrubbing for 30 minutes. No 'leave to set for 15 minutes.' No carpet cleaner required. Just spray, scrub, wipe, and it takes everything off. I am now cleaning EVERYTHING with this stuff. It is AMAZING! An absolute MUST for any parent. 100% will buy again." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    7. A pack of DenTek slim brushes perfect for all of us who struggle with introducing flossing into our dental routine.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m going to start off by noting that I hate flossing and have probably flossed a handful of times in my life — probably after eating popcorn because I was more annoyed than conscientious. Also worth noting, at 32 years old I still have never had a cavity but I know I’m pushing it. So I got these because they were cheap, looked cute, and thought maybe they’d inspire me to initiate a dental routine. I like them! They get into the gap between my teeth closest to the gum. Unless you have a gapped tooth they don’t really pull all the way through like floss. The bristles are gentle and the wire is soft. The only negative is that I do feel a little guilty about all those disposable plastic handles. I did use one brush for all my teeth and will make the pack last a long time." —Greta M.

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $3.85.

    8. A pack of melatonin, 5-HTP, and GABA filled Dream Water packets that's said to help promote sleep and relaxation at bedtime.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Dream Water is one of those natural products that actually works. I don't know why or how. If I try taking melatonin and/or 5HTP instead of Dream Water, it does not work as well. Now that they've made this powder, it's a no-brainer. Very affordable and it works exactly the same as the actual water version. I actually bought this at retail and will continue to do so because it works so well for me. No one bribed me to write any of this." —Parola138

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. A tidy little trash can designed to fit in the cup holder of your car — finally, a place to put all those straw wrappers you normally wad up and put...everywhere.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course it perfectly fits in the cup holder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart-sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" —Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    10. A pack of washable, and compostable food wraps for when you need to store all those leftovers — it even works for cheese, fruit, vegetables, and bread!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Can't recommend these beeswax wraps enough. The antimicrobial aspect of the beeswax keeps fruits and vegetables super fresh for much longer than plastic bags. They keep bread soft and fresh for much longer than Ziplocs. They are so much better for the environment, and they can be reused for months. We have been using our set for almost two years and they are still as good as new. No waste! Just make sure to wash them with cool water, as warm/hot water will melt the wax." —Publisher

    Get a three-pack (one small, medium, and large) from Amazon for $18+ (available in four prints).

    11. A pack of homeopathic tablets to help you combat the fatigue and stress overwhelming your body after a long journey.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don’t know how or why, but these absolutely work. We used these on a flight from Houston to Belfast, including one short layover at Heathrow. Total travel time was almost 16 hours and we lost six hours coming into Belfast. My husband and I both had zero jet lag, stayed up until about midnight on the day we landed, and woke up feeling great on our first full day. I’m normally really susceptible to jet lag so I’m completely sold on these. They’re cheap too, so if you suffer from jet lag I feel like this is one of those things where it can’t hurt to try it." —DGS

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A straight-up magical oil stain remover capable of getting the toughest, baked-on grease stains out of your concrete floors and driveways.

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    Promising review: "Changed the oil on my girlfriend's car and some oil spilled on my NEW driveway...which I didn't notice 'til four days later. No good deed goes unpunished and I knew I was screwed. Read everything from using soap and water to small animal sacrifices to try to get out the oil — but they all ended saying the same thing, 'nothing really works.' Four spots all about the size of a dollar bill baking in the Arizona sun for four days. Found this searching on Amazon and I thought $8, whatever. That's one less vodka soda tonight for dinner. Put the stuff on (sits on the stain like pancake batter — don't be afraid to pour liberally) and let it sit from 6 p.m. 'til about 9 a.m. the next day. It dried and the instructions said to just sweep the stuff up (right, like I am not going to need a scraper and wire scrub pad for an hour. HA). Well it broke apart with the broom and the stains were gone, just swept up the powder pieces — took about a minute. I WAS SHOCKED! Something that actually works on oil and it's easy. Absolutely NO sign of anything that was there. My driveway is smooth concrete so I can't vouch for what would happen with a rougher surface but whoever makes this stuff is a genius. If they tried to take on World Peace, Earth would be a better place." —AmazonBob

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

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

    Amazon

    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." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

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

    Amazon

    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!" —nancy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.93.

    15. A bug bite suction tool that'll remove the venom from any stings and help reduce itchiness, pain, and swollenness.

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    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (3x per the instructions) and documented with photos. Immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. A roll of reusable bamboo paper towels you can wash with your laundry — it'll be the last roll of paper towels you use!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I use a shameful amount of paper towels and these make feel so much less wasteful! I mostly use them to cover my cat’s food while I microwave it since I don’t want it splattering all over the microwave and my cat is extremely picky and will not eat cold food. These work great for that. I have a tiny little bin on my kitchen counter that I put the used ones in and then transfer to the laundry bin when full. I put them in the dryer even though it says not to, they are fine. They turn to more of a felt-like texture after being washed and dried but still work great. Also, I store the loose clean ones in an empty Kleenex box (long rectangular kind) by folding them the same way tissues are in a box. This is a nice way to dispense them once off the roll." —CH

    Get one roll with 20 napkins from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A reusable makeup-removing cloth, because getting rid of all the excess makeup on your face every night is such a chore but this will help make it easier — you just need water!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I cannot believe it! Every once in a while you buy something that actually lives up to its promises! This super-soft little face towel takes off makeup, including stubborn eye makeup, in a couple of swipes without scrubbing at all. I don't know what makes it so effective; maybe it's made of millions of tiny little hands! but I am very impressed." —Donna Montalbano

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight colors).

    18. A very handy guide book to work out all of life's problems — all of them.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you need a good laugh or know someone who does — order this book. The flow charts are funny, imaginative, and smart. It's difficult to pick my favorite charts because they are all so good but 'Should I go to law school or start a rock band?', 'Am I too old to be and this party?', and 'Should I listen to the voices in my head?' are among my favorites. Sequel please!!" —Marianne LaBatto

    Get it from Amazon for $13.80.

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

    Amazon

    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%." —C. Hascoat

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $9.97.

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

    Amazon

    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." —K. Howe

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

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

    Amazon

    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." —Nicki Heskin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    22. A sterling silver magnetic clasp converter will change the way you painfully struggle to put on your favorite bracelet or necklace.

    Amazon

    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." —EDC

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

    23. An ingrown toenail treatment to help deal with the unsightliness and uncomfortableness caused by excessive nail curvature — it's actually a little brace that you apply across your nail, it acts as a spring and applies a gentle force to help straighten the nail and alleviate the pressure from the side of the toenail.

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    Promising review: "It is really amazing how quickly this worked for me. After having both my big toenails 100% removed as a kid due to ingrown nails, they never grew back the same again. One was ok, but the left to was so painful as it grew extremely curved and caused a lot of dead skin to grow under it. After reading about this product, I decided it would be worth the $50. After using this product for only two weeks, it is completely uncurved! It's insane! The most important thing about this product is ordering the CORRECT SIZE BAND/STRIP!!!! Another tip is to paint over the strip with clear nail polish, it helps it last longer." —Guerrero Clan

    Get a pack of 10 transparent braces from Amazon for $44.99.

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

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    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 your...you know.

    Promising review: "Must-need for anyone who was born, since we're all on a one-way ticket. Never worry who'll delete your browser history, close your social media, or dig through the mountains of paperwork and insurance that every adult (and especially the veterans, disabled, and elderly) acquires." —Dd Cushing

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    25. 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 — it attaches to most economy sized liquid detergent and fabric softener container spouts.

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    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." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.98.

    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.

    Amazon

    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." —Connie of GA

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99.

    27. A pair of heel stoppers that'll keep your favorite shoes from sinking into the ground because wedding season is here and people consistently insist on celebrating their unions on grassy fields.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I, unfortunately, forgot to put these on my shoes for the outdoor ceremony and pictures. My heels sunk into the grass and the heels also kept getting caught on my dress which was an intricate lace. Once I was back to the bridal suite, before heading back to the reception, I put these on and they worked fabulously. Not only did they prevent my heels from sinking into the ground, but they also protected my gown from the heels catching when I walked, which had been a huge unanticipated problem. They are slightly visible, but the delicate petal shape makes them pretty and unobtrusive. I absolutely recommend these and won't hesitate to use them in the future." —npview

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes).

    28. 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.

    Amazon

    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 — 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." —T. C.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    29. A terra-cotta bear you simply place in water for 20 minutes and then put in your brown sugar to help maintain its moisture for up to SIX MONTHS.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $5.30.

    30. A bottle of a very handy little drywall repair putty to fix all those failed attempts to hang things and get your security deposit back.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it says. Rather than getting spackel, waiting for it to dry, sanding it down, and tweaking as needed — 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." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    31. A nylon (so it's nonstick-safe) colander strainer designed with a discreet hook so it easily attaches to the side of your pot — which means you never have to struggle with emptying a heavy pan of boiling hot water again!

    Amazon

    It's also dishwasher-safe, heat-resistant up to 200°C/392°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 — totally — 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." —Kayce Cawthon McCarty

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (available in four colors).

    32. A twistable memory-foam travel pillow you can mold and shape into whatever form you need to stay comfy.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "After reading a glowing review by a frequent international flyer, I decided the twistable travel pillow was exactly what my husband needed. That traveler returned from an overseas trip and immediately purchased his second one for his lumbar region. So I bought two upfront, but not for air travel. My husband has osteoporosis with an overly curved upper back. It is uncomfortable for him to sit for long periods, even in his recliner. Well, many snores later, he decided these were the perfect solution! That evening I placed one behind my neck, just to test it out. Apparently, I had no idea how uncomfortable it actually was just sitting. My neck never had it so good! So I used the lumbar one as well. Felt like I was floating in the chair. Have shown them to everyone. A physical therapist friend went gaga over the concept, and plans to give them as gifts this year." —SMB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    33. An identity theft–protecting blackout roller stamp designed to help you secure and protect your documents before you throw them out.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great tool for obliterating any personal information printed on receipts, invoices, statements, etc. It's amazing how much stuff you get at the store or in the mail with information you don't want to fall into the wrong hands, and I was getting tired of having to empty the shredder and then clean up the mess afterward. Now, one swipe with this rolling stamp makes that data unreadable and the papers ready for recycling. A real winner!" —SongFrog

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 and get a two-pack of ink refills (six refills) for $10.99.

    34. A professional-level whitening stick for help getting your pearly whites actually white in just a few uses — plus it doesn't cause sensitivity like so many whiteners do!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth...this stuff has it all. I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Lil Mama Mindy

    Get two sticks (for up to 20 uses) from Amazon for $19.99.

    35. An Airfly wireless transmitter designed to let you connect your Airpods or any wireless headphones to all those things that don't have Bluetooth — like an airplane seat!!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These work amazingly well. I was surprised that you can charge and use them at the same time. I use them on planes to listen to the in-flight entertainment with my AirPods. I also use them to listen to music on my laptop with my AirPods. They work really well. Now, I don't have to carry my wired earbuds with me when I travel anymore. They really work as advertised. I have not had any issues with them since I started using them." —RPL

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    36. A very informative relationship guide so that the love between you and your house plants can flourish — literally.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Ahhhh where do I start?! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of this book and I can assure you that it does not disappoint! I just wish that this book was around when I first started my houseplant collection! This book is not only a gorgeous coffee table addition but an informative read as well. There’s everything from selecting, transporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and caring for the houseplants you choose for your home. I really appreciate how they explain propagation and care techniques. I spent so much time researching propagation and didn’t find much so there was a ton of trial and error. This is packed with info and straight to the point. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in the houseplant life and it’s the perfect gift for the green enthusiast. Five stars all around, I’ll definitely be gifting this to all of my friends!" —Kelli Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $13.84.

    37. A discrete silicone anti-slip eyeglass retainer you simply attach to the arms of your glasses so that you can stop the struggle of them sliding down your nose.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Both my husband with metal frames and my mother with plastic frames love these! My husband had a spot on his glasses with some numbers engraved on it that irritated the top of his ear. We thought this product would solve that problem and it did along with the slipping down his nose. They were instantly comfortable to wear. I decided to try on my elderly mother's glasses for the slipping problem and she was thrilled too. Said for once her bifocals seem to be where they were supposed to be as her glasses are always slipping out of place. No problems with catching on hair for either. Does take a bit of work to slip them on but they stretched enough to manage it. A great idea that works!" —Nancy A.

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    38. A non-slip knife sharpener that'll let you safely get your blades to their maximum potential...cutting tomatoes will never be a disaster again!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef. I sharpened my knife with it at work and wow my knife was sharp like a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. It was so sharp that I barely touched the knife and my pinky fingers got cut deep and I had to be sent home from work. Thanks for the product! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much. 😎" —Rodrigo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    Check out our full review on the KitchenIQ knife sharpener.

    39. A portable aerosol fire extinguisher everyone should have on hand in the event of an emergency — 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.com, 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." —Laura C

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58.

    40. A bottle of Mavala Stop — a handy little formula that's bitter but totally harmless, so every time you put your hands in your mouth it tastes so bad that you won't want to do it again!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It's a miracle! I am 45 years old and have tried every product over the years — my mom used to put everything imaginable on my fingernails to keep them out of my mouth, my grandma tried to pay me to grow my fingernails out, but still, here I was at 45 with horrible nails. This has been a miracle. I can't describe the taste but will just say that it makes me not want my hands anywhere near my face. Yes, it is difficult to eat finger food with this on — I went to Florida recently and had to have my husband peel my shrimp for me. :-) But, it is a small price to pay to break this habit. Photos are before and two weeks after using this product. I know they aren't long and beautiful yet but they are beautiful to me :-) and the longest they have ever been in my life!" —Laurie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    41. An anti-nausea wristband that uses acupressure to help alleviate the motion sickness by applying pressure to the P6 (Nei Kuan) acupressure point on each wrist.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have bought this for the third time. Not only is it a great idea, I wear them 24 hours a day seven days a week. I suffer from extreme vertigo and having these on I have no vertigo whatsoever. They say not to wear them all the time but I say screw them if it works, do it!" —C51

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.10.

    42. A matte finishing spray to help keep your makeup prisoner, even if you're dripping sweat.

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    Promising review: "I use this to set all my makeup at the very end, and immediately after I'm done with my eyebrows. I don't recommend going overboard on spraying this — if you spray about four pumps it works wonders. My makeup will last a good 12 hours, even in 90-degree weather." —Melinda Del Rio

    Get it from Amazon for $3.79.

    43. A 7mm to 19mm universal socket that can be adjusted immediately to grasp most metric, wing nuts, broken nuts, stripped nuts, eye bolts, square nuts, and hexes.

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    Promising review: "Often times you have no idea what bolt heads you're going to encounter and dragging along a full set of sockets is a pain. This travels with a cordless drill set for use on an impact wrench. For a general task, it's just the thing. I'm sure its size could be an issue in more detailed work like automotive or boat work. But for general needs, it's very handy. I disassembled a sectional sofa last week and used it on four different bolt heads. Didn't have to bring a socket set or size up the bolts and gather sockets that might be in the ballpark. Love it. The extension has a little wobble built-in by design, I assume. Helps for when you don't have the head quite centered and the drill moves about. I'm guessing that anything my cordless can drive, won't break this thing. Wouldn't want to try breaking a rusted bolt with it though. If a breaker bar is out, go get a socket." —M. J. Civello

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    44. A pack of rechargeable batteries and a battery charger so you don't have to figure out how to dispose of those pesky batteries once they've gone and died on you.

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    The charger works on both AA and AAA batteries and charges up to four batteries at a time. It's also compatible with all AAA and AA NiMH rechargeable batteries (not just Energizer brand). It also has a charge status indicator so you can see (and hear, 'cause it beeps) where the batteries are in their charge. Batteries can get a full charge in just about eight hours and the charger has an auto safety shut-off so they don't overcharge and you can maximize the battery life.

    Promising review: "Saves on buying batteries for sure. After having this for a short time now, it has already paid off. Between wireless computer parts, flashlights, and remotes this is perfect to have around." —J B

    Get the battery charger and two rechargeable AA batteries from Amazon for $12.

    45. A handy little scraper tool to help you peel off those sticky price tags — the ones that Home Goods thinks is smart to slap right on the glass of your new frame — without scratching anything up.

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    Promising review: "These things are great! I am very particular about cleaning. If/when I save glass jars or, on occasion, plastic containers, I absolutely dislike having residue left on the container after working the label off. These awesome little tools help to scrape off labels with ease, and help get any residue off! It still takes some work, but these are amazing! I bought a two-pack for myself, and then, since they work so well, I bought the five-pack to give to my mom. She saves more containers and jars than I do." —Christa S

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    46. A portable door lock for some added security at your office, in your room, or when you're traveling; it works by attaching to your door's latch and then securely blocking any movement of the door.

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    Promising review: "I work in an office at work where our doors open inwards towards me at my desk, I'm a developer and we often have Nerf battles in the hallways. On occasion, my coworkers get a little too worked up and open my door to shoot me when I'm not really in the mood. Sometimes it got to be more than just on occasion. I got this lock to prevent them from coming inside. It works like a charm. They tried picking it. They tried sliding credit cards in the door. They tried everything they could think of, they couldn't get in. I was sitting at my desk laughing out loud at them. It was perfect, great product, exactly as described." —Glenn

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90.

    47. A waterproof travel organizer for help keeping all your cords, chargers, batteries, flash drives, and cables completely organized.

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    Promising review: "Great for holding all my cords. Everything stays organized and it's easy to slide into my briefcase. Glad I have it!" —Rochelle

    Get it from Amazon for $11.69 (available in four colors).

    48. A side mount screen clip to attach to a laptop to create a dual monitor situation with your phone or tablet.

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    Promising review: "I bought this mount to add a 10" monitor onto my laptop at work when I am portable. The item works as a simple clamp attaching the two surfaces together by the bezel. The mount has a slight curve to it so that the extra monitor curves towards me slightly. The mount does cover a small portion of both screens, so I had to change the resolution of the smaller screen in order to read all the text." —slapstar

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (or get a pack of two for $15.99).

    49. A packing list pad that'll make sure you're packing everything you need and not 876 ballgowns, because apparently when you're on vacation you become the type of person who wears ballgowns?? Okay, Cinderella, relax.

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    Promising review: "I hate packing — I mean, I really hate packing! I am always afraid I am going to forget something and the entire ordeal is a stressful one for me. Since I have to travel a lot, this is a game-changer for me. No more guessing if I forgot my underwear — everything I need is on this list. I am thinking of just keeping one bag totally packed, filled with the items on the list, and just add my suit in when I am ready to travel. :)" —Dr. Oceanfront

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    50. And a three-step headlight lens restoration kit to get your cloudy ol' lights clear like new — it attaches to your drill so you don't have to actually do any of the scrubbing too.

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    Kit includes sanding discs and polishing pad with the compound.

    Promising review: "The headlight on my passenger side was so yellow and cloudy that I actually had a driver get out of his car on a red light and come over to my car to tell me! (Yes, thank you, I know.) I decided to try this kit because of its high rating and lower price. It really works!! The instructions are easy to follow, with photos to show you how the end of each step is supposed to look. Don't be afraid of this if you have no help. I am a grandmother with (at the time) a bad shoulder, who had never done this before, and it turned out beautifully. So I consider it idiot-proof. All you need is a drill, and some auto masking tape, and even if you aren't drill-savvy, it's easy to do. I am so happy with the results, and highly recommend this kit!" —C. Ferry

    Get it from Amazon for $11.54.

    If these products could talk, this is what they'd say:

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

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