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    49 Useful Products You’ll Be Glad To Have On Hand In A Pinch

    In the event of an emergency — a spilled red wine, forgot someone's birthday, got a clogged drain kind of emergency.

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    1. An amazing little LifeStraw Personal Water Filter designed to filter up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. It doesn't require batteries, it has no moving parts, and removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns — surpassing EPA filter standards.

    2. A very handy bottle of Wine Away red wine stain remover, because maybe the conversation got a little too heated after that second glass.

    A customer review photo showing their chair before and after using Wine Away

    3. A pack of MiracleWipes, designed specifically to get rid of any of the food and grime buildup in your microwaves or on your cooktops.

    4. A bottle of Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator for help with any accidents — literally. If your pet has an accident on the rug, this will clean it up.

    A customer review photo of the bottle next to their corgi puppy

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

    6. An easy-to-attach and adjustable blind spot mirror. It'll widen the angle of your sight so you can get a better idea of what's coming behind you.

    An image of the small round mirror stuck to a car's side mirror

    7. A straight-up beautiful BlingSting First AID KIT Rose Gold Clutch filled with the things you might need in the event of an emergency.

    8. A very handy universal waterproof cellphone pouch for keeping your iPhone, Galaxy, Pixel — whatever phone you have — safe from your watery adventures this summer.

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

    The magnetic clasp converter

    10. And get a pack of clasp collectors perfect for anyone interested in wearing multiple necklaces at once without getting them tangled.

    11. A hard-working jar of The Pink Stuff — a cleaning paste designed to get off any and every stuck, caked, and cooked-on mess you can think of.

    12. A bottle of Puracy Natural Laundry Stain Remover to safely get rid of any stains — grass, berries, blood, sweat, tears...from clothing, linens, carpets, floor mats, the list goes on and on. It also happens to be safe to use with dark colors and delicate fabrics. Oh, and did I mention it's made using natural ingredients, is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, nonbleaching, biodegradable, vegan, and certified cruelty-free. I mean. This stuff! Am I right?

    13. A bottle of the legendary Goo Gone Adhesive Remover that'll get rid of any sticky, gross, and stubborn residue that you honestly thought you'd never be able to get rid of.

    14. A pack of clog-removing drain tools that'll get deep down in there to get anything blocking up your sink and drains.

    15. A pair of indestructible RAYPOSE capri leggings made of sweat-wicking breathable fabric that has a sturdy four-way stretch so they can survive any mountain high enough or valley low enough.

    16. A three-speed, four-feature, deep-kneading shiatsu massager perfect for your back, legs, feet, head, and shoulders, knees, and toes...knees and toes.

    17. A pair of heel stoppers to keep your favorite shoes from sinking into the ground.

    A heel stopper on a pair of high heels placed on gravel

    18. A roll of very handy window screen repair tape, a temporary (or not so temporary) way to repair small cuts or tears in your screen door without having to replace the whole thing.

    19. An estate planning journal that lets you get all your affairs in order in the event of...well, you they don't have to worry about it.

    A reviewer photo of the I'm Dead, Now What? book cover

    20. A bottle of Carfidant Black Car Scratch Remover. It'll help restore your car's shiny paint job, repairing any scratches, water spots, or discolorations.

    21. A portable door lock for some added security at your home, 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.

    The door lock placed in the crevice of the door

    22. A pack of pre-moistened Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors to help fix those little mistakes you can't ever seem to avoid during your beauty routine.

    The Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors

    23. A 144 page, A-Z tabbed password journal so you can have all your log-in information in one secure place — just make sure it's in a secure place.

    24. A reusable oil-absorbing Revlon Volcanic Face Roller to soak up any excess oil instantly. It can easily replace blotting papers and be used on a clean or finished face — it won’t mess up your makeup!

    A customer review photo of them holding the face roller

    25. A natural and organic lavender-scented dry shampoo and volume powder for that extra oomph your hair needs between washes.

    A customer review before and after photo using the powder on their bangs, which shows less shiny/greasy hair

    26. An air fryer meat cheat sheet filled with references for cooking all your favorite foods — bacon, burgers, calamari... It includes cooking times for all your favorite chicken, beef, pork, and fish.

    27. While we're on the subject, a very handy Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set filled with so much useful information — like cooking times and liquid ratios — you can make your favorite Instant Pot recipes even easier than before.

    The Instant Pot Magnetic Cheat Sheet Set

    28. And get a set of measurement conversion vinyls you can easily attach to nearly any surface in your kitchen so you always have a quick reference when you're trying to figure out your new favorite recipe.

    The measurement conversion vinyls on a cabinet door

    29. A portable vacuum cleaner designed specifically to keep your car clean. It comes with three attachments to keep your carpets and crevices spotless, a 16-foot cord, and it plugs right into your car's 12V outlet.

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

    A customer review photo of a used acne patch

    31. A perfect selection of greeting cards just in case you forget a birthday, anniversary, baby... whatever! You'll have a set of cards on hand that you can quickly fill in. Love that for you!

    The selection of five Schitt's Creek themed cards

    32. A roll-on Migrastil Migraine Stick made with a combination of essential oils that can help soothe away the pains and symptoms caused by headaches — everyday, annoying headaches that literally everyone causes you.

    33. A bottle of Downy Wrinkle Release Spray to help you look like you didn't just roll out of bed — also, please tuck in your shirt!

    A customer review before and after picture showing the results on their shirt

    34. A pack of very handy LokiStashed Velvet Hair Tie Scrunchies designed with a hidden zipper pocket so you can store your keys, money... any of the small things.