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27 Insanely Useful Products That'll Help You Get Through Life

It's the little things (and easy to use products) that really matter.

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1. A makeup-brush scrubber that slips onto your fingers and gets your beauty tools super clean.

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Promising Review: "No more wrinkly hands from washing my brushes! This little contraption works to help me clean my beloved makeup brushes and protects my hands from soaking in water while I clean them. Also, the ridges and bumps help to get the brushes much cleaner than my hand alone. You won't find this selling for less anywhere else, either." —Jamie

Get it on Amazon for $3. Available in pink, black, and purple.

2. A handmade leather cord organizer to keep your headphones tangle-free.

Promising Review: "I've been looking for a good way to carry my headphones in what could generously be called the 'unorganized' pocket of my work shirt. This thing is perfect. It snaps shut nice and solid. The leather is thick enough so that it doesn't fold, keeping the buds stowed tightly." —DeanDGet it on Amazon for $7.
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Promising Review: "I've been looking for a good way to carry my headphones in what could generously be called the 'unorganized' pocket of my work shirt. This thing is perfect. It snaps shut nice and solid. The leather is thick enough so that it doesn't fold, keeping the buds stowed tightly." —DeanD

Get it on Amazon for $7.

3. A 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." —JonGet them on Amazon for $13. Available in sizes S-XL.
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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." —Jon

Get them on Amazon for $13. Available in sizes S-XL.

4. A doormat to deal with any visitors who come a knockin'.

Promising Review: "Are you seriously reading a review for a doormat?" —A. M. VerrierGet it on Amazon for $18.
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Promising Review: "Are you seriously reading a review for a doormat?" —A. M. Verrier

Get it on Amazon for $18.

5. A ring that holds your nail polish while you give yourself a fresh coat.

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Promising Review: "This is a great invention, I wish I was the one who invented it! We bought this for our 12-year-old daughter after she had a couple of 'accidents' of spilling nail polish jars. She absolutely loves it. My wife even uses it now and she loves it, too!" —wormyh2o

Get it on Amazon for $10. Available in pink, blue, and green.

6. A portable phone charger for those days where you just need a little boost.

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Promising Review: "I can be at trade shows for nine hours in a day and use my phone for each meeting and go to dinners afterward. These fully charged my phone twice in one day. They're pretty light compared to other, smaller ones I've had. Love that it came with both chords, too." —Katie Erv

Get it on Amazon for $12. Available in blue, pink, black, and green.

7. A gap-cleaning brush to get into those crevices that often go totally ignored — 'cause they're just so damn hard to reach.

Promising Review: "Seriously not sure how I ever did without this brush. I've only used it once but it was amazing!" —TaraKFGet it on Amazon for $7.
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Promising Review: "Seriously not sure how I ever did without this brush. I've only used it once but it was amazing!" —TaraKF

Get it on Amazon for $7.

8. A clip-on selfie light so you always have perfect lighting in every photo you ever take.

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Promising Review: "It has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics." —eryckahvii

Get it on Amazon for $12.

9. A foot rest that grips onto your shower wall to make shaving your legs a little less of a chore.

Promising Review: "We just moved and our full-marble standing shower makes it pretty hard to shave your legs. It was becoming pretty annoying. I had to apply a ton of pressure to the flip down trigger before it was stuck. It obviously has to be on a completely flat, dry service. I suggest placing it under the shower head so that no water is really running down onto it." —hlbGet it on Amazon for $9.
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Promising Review: "We just moved and our full-marble standing shower makes it pretty hard to shave your legs. It was becoming pretty annoying. I had to apply a ton of pressure to the flip down trigger before it was stuck. It obviously has to be on a completely flat, dry service. I suggest placing it under the shower head so that no water is really running down onto it." —hlb

Get it on Amazon for $9.

10. Some makeup-correcting swabs for all those mistakes that threaten your hard work.

Promising Review: "I have used these for years! They are great for taking off any mascara or shadow right after you put it on! They're so easy to pull out, and swipe the lid or under eye for any residue. Also I have very sensitive eyes and it doesn't bother them at all!" —Amazon CustomerGet them on Amazon for $6.
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Promising Review: "I have used these for years! They are great for taking off any mascara or shadow right after you put it on! They're so easy to pull out, and swipe the lid or under eye for any residue. Also I have very sensitive eyes and it doesn't bother them at all!" —Amazon Customer

Get them on Amazon for $6.

11. A notepad to help you organize your week and stay on top of your life.

Get it on Amazon for $4.
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Get it on Amazon for $4.

12. A window cleaner that'll clean the outside and inside so you can just enjoy the view.

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Promising Review: "Overall, a recommended product for those with thinner windows. It worked when I cleaned my car windows. Because the glass is thinner, it was much easier to clean and efficient to use, as well. The package came with a few extra sponges for the window cleaner to switch up." —Brooklyn

Get it on Amazon for $19.

13. An ice tray with a cover so you never have to dance that awkward dance between the sink and freezer.

Promising Review: "I love these trays. The cubes come out so easily and there's no spillage. Plus the water freezes in less than two hours." —RustyRoseGet it on Amazon for $10.
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Promising Review: "I love these trays. The cubes come out so easily and there's no spillage. Plus the water freezes in less than two hours." —RustyRose

Get it on Amazon for $10.

14. Two sets of foot pads for the balls of your feet to make wearing heels a little more bearable.

Promising Review: "A lifetime in heels has my feet exhausted by the end of the day. These are soft and squishy with just enough support. Great support, doesn't hurt, or pinch my toes. Well done!" —Victoria GarciaGet them on Amazon for $14.
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Promising Review: "A lifetime in heels has my feet exhausted by the end of the day. These are soft and squishy with just enough support. Great support, doesn't hurt, or pinch my toes. Well done!" —Victoria Garcia

Get them on Amazon for $14.

15. A case of hot sauce to always have on hand in the event of bland food.

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Promising Review: "My husband now takes Sriracha everywhere he goes." —Patricia Zambello

Get a 50 pack of the Sriracha for $12, the Cholula for $12, and the Tapatio for $9.

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

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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." —Chadbdot

Get them on Amazon for $3.

17. An alarm clock that'll make waking up in the morning a little gentler by simulating the sunrise and playing soothing music to ease you awake.

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Promising Review: "This works great for waking up my wife right away. She kicks me and then I get up. The light slowly gets brighter up 'til the alarm. When you shut the alarm off, the light stays on 'til you shut it off. I wouldn't say it is a silver bullet for non-morning people, but it does help a little." —Mike Graham

Get it on Amazon for $33.

18. A balm to stop that thigh chaffing that's just total freakin annoying.

Promising Review: "I'm fat, I chafe, it's gross, and hurts like hell. This product solves that problem. I started walking 10 miles a day, normally by the fifth mile I'm ready to call someone to pick me up. Not because I'm exhausted, tired, or my muscles hurt but because my fat thighs are rubbing together trying to make fire like I'm trying out for Survivorman. As long as I remember to put this on before my walk, (applied like deodorant), I am completely chafe-free. This product is a lifesaver." —Kevin C. HayesGet it on Amazon for $9.
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Promising Review: "I'm fat, I chafe, it's gross, and hurts like hell. This product solves that problem. I started walking 10 miles a day, normally by the fifth mile I'm ready to call someone to pick me up. Not because I'm exhausted, tired, or my muscles hurt but because my fat thighs are rubbing together trying to make fire like I'm trying out for Survivorman. As long as I remember to put this on before my walk, (applied like deodorant), I am completely chafe-free. This product is a lifesaver." —Kevin C. Hayes

Get it on Amazon for $9.

19. Some nail polish protectors because you're horrible at doing your own nails. You just are and it's okay.

Promising Review: "Works well. Really helps when I'm polishing with my non-dominant hand." —Kristen A. MitchellGet them on Amazon for $5.
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Promising Review: "Works well. Really helps when I'm polishing with my non-dominant hand." —Kristen A. Mitchell

Get them on Amazon for $5.

20. An eight-pack of reusable soda can lids so you can save your favorite carbonated beverage for later.

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Promising Review: "It's hard for me to drink a whole can of soda, so I used to just put them in the fridge and of course they went flat. They would also absorb other food smells from within the refrigerator. Since I got these, my open drinks taste fresh and new, like when you first open them and the bubbles absolutely last far longer. I think it's brilliant that they made them different colors because that's the perfect way to differentiate for different family members' drinks." —DebLuv'sAmazon

Get a set on Amazon for $10.

21. A magnetic car mount that'll hold your cell phone for you while you drive.

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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." —Susie

Get it on Amazon for $8.

22. A dishwasher magnet so you never accidentally use a dirty dish again.

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Promising Review: "I could not be more happy with this product. I've recently moved to care for my mother with Alzheimers. This has stopped the incessant question of clean or dirty. Well made and durable!" —jedismama2010

Get it on Amazon for $14.

23. An outlet cover plate that doubles as a nightlight.

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Promising Review: "Had a half-dozen of these installed about a year ago. They work great and have held up." —Omar Sultan

Get it on Amazon for $17.

24. A clip-on strainer to make draining all your favorite foods a total breeze.

Promising Review: "It's easy to put on and it works like a champ. I used to use my pot cover to try to drain the grease off and I would always lose part of what I was straining down the drain. This is simple to clamp on and you don't lose any of your food!" —Linda BGet it on Amazon for $10.
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Promising Review: "It's easy to put on and it works like a champ. I used to use my pot cover to try to drain the grease off and I would always lose part of what I was straining down the drain. This is simple to clamp on and you don't lose any of your food!" —Linda B

Get it on Amazon for $10.

25. A luggage scale so you never have to stress about having overweight luggage again.

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Promising Review: "These days traveling can be expensive if you are not careful with baggage rules for airlines, or if you failed to accurately weigh your luggage. It can cost anywhere from $50 to $250. Having a luggage scale is a must for any traveler. Don't forget to toss it in the suitcase too, and use it to ensure you don't buy too many souvenirs." —Tiger88

Get it on Amazon for $10.

26. A spray that'll protect your feet from uncomfortable shoes.

Promising Review: "I walk The Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk every year. It's walking 60 miles over 3 days. This year, I tried PreHeels. Normally I get a couple small blisters, but this year ZERO! The stuff worked great!!!!" —Lisa MolkenbuhrGet it on Amazon for $15.
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Promising Review: "I walk The Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk every year. It's walking 60 miles over 3 days. This year, I tried PreHeels. Normally I get a couple small blisters, but this year ZERO! The stuff worked great!!!!" —Lisa Molkenbuhr

Get it on Amazon for $15.

27. And a towel warmer because you're not an animal, you can't be expected to live without warm towels.

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Promising Review: "Keeps our towels dry and warm in the bathroom. No more smelly towels." —Jeffrey Booms

Get it on Amazon for $70.

And there you have, some stuff to help make your life a little easier.

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