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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.

    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. 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.

    Amazon, BuzzFeed / Via youtube.com

    Promising review: "I drank out of a stream. I've become a hippie. Rejoice in my transformation." —Garret JV

    Get it from Amazon for $17.47+ (available in two colors).

    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
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    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST!!! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought 5 bottles just in case. We didn't need the 5 bottles, but someone did spill red wine on our brand new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. Not just took most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Alial

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    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.

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    Promising review: "My microwave was a mess because we have a son who only cooks if he can microwave it. I despise cleaning the microwave. These wipes were a dream. I didn't have to scrub. Everything wiped right off! Now I need to teach my son how to use them!" —Jennifer Hardy

    Get a pack of 30 wipes from Amazon for $9.97.

    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
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    Promising review: "I'm not going to lie, this stuff is significantly more expensive than most other available carpet sprays. You could probably buy four or five bottles of Febreze for the cost of this stuff, but the competition won't work nearly as well as Rocco & Roxie. This stuff is AMAZING." —Brian

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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, 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 (available in three colors).

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for my mom's car and mine a while back and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these it's been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four shapes).

    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.

    Amazon, @toponlinefinds / Via tiktok.com

    The kit includes a rose gold gemstone hard case that easily fits in your glove compartment, a roll of gauze tape and five gauze pads, two butterfly bandages, five finger bandages, five knuckle bandages, 10 fabric bandages, 18 cotton swabs, 10 safety pins, six alcohol pads, six sting relief pads, and six antiseptic cleansing wipes.

    Promising review: "So cute! Purchased this as a gift for a sweet friend of mine and she LOVED it! Its packaging is adorable and it was perfect for my 'germ-a-phobe' friend! 😂 She’s CONSTANTLY putting a bandage on a boo-boo or freaking out over her kids getting sick. She loves this and it travels in her car everywhere she goes. Oh, did I mention it’s CUTE?!?" —Callie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This Waterproof case is amazing! I go kayaking several times a week and needed something to protect my LG G5 along the way. I have used this case on several occasions and I couldn't be happier. Make sure to place your phone in the case under dry conditions and try not to open the case during your trip. Opening the case under a hot sun after being submerged in cold water can result in condensation buildup inside the case and make the clear plastic foggy. (I discovered this after momentarily taking my phone out for a clearer picture. I don't think the condensation is enough to damage the phone but it makes it harder to see or take pictures.) If you will be using your phone for taking pictures or texting while in this case try to squeeze out the air before sealing. Leaving air in can cause air bubbles making it difficult to use the touch screen. If you won't be using your phone's touchscreen leave some air in the case before sealing so that the case will float! I would definitely recommend this case to anyone. I am very pleased with the overall quality and build!" —Uncle Crackoon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    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
    Vixen BEADS and JEWELRY on Etsy

    Vixen BEADS and JEWELRY is a Colorado Springs-based Etsy shop specializing in charms, pendants, rings, druzy crystals, clasps, and bracelets.

    Get it from Vixen BEADS and JEWELRY on Etsy for $7.95.

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

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are really great for stacking necklaces. I wear three necklaces every day and this makes it so much easier to get them on in the morning." —antoinette

    Get the eight-piece set from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This. Stuff. Is. Amazing. Just buy it. I have never loved a cleaning product so much. Just moved into a new house and my oven and stove both set the fire alarm off every time. No product (organic or chemical) could get them fully clean except this stuff. I was ready to buy a whole new oven because I couldn’t stand it. I have now gone on a cleaning spree and have used this to remove the rust on my kitchen sink, marker from a dresser (darn kids), grout in the bathroom. The list goes on. I would probably still use a Magic Eraser on painted wood/walls because this is pretty abrasive but other people have done it and had success. The smell/scent is so minimal. Didn’t even notice it. It’s so easy to use. Some things will require more elbow grease than others but that should be expected with any cleaning product. AND this is 99% natural and non-toxic! This part seems too good to be true because of how well it cleans." —NYC Livin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    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?

    amazon.com

    Check out our full Puracy Natural Stain Remover review.

    Promising review: "If I could give this more stars, I would! One of the best stain removers I’ve found. I have a toddler and a mechanic for a husband and it takes care of all of their messes!" —Tessa

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

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this to remove stubborn warning stickers on my furniture. A friend originally recommended it to me, and it works perfectly. No stains and the goo be gone, yo. 10/10." —James

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

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

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    Promising review: "OMG!! I'm just speechless. Our tub drain was a bit slow so I decided to try this thing without much expectation. Stuck the plastic all the way down, moved the thing a little, and pulled it out. I was in so much shock at how much hair came out. It's probably all the hair that went down the drain over the past seven years...literally you could make a wig out of it! Surprised I am not bald! So worth the money!!! Definitely recommend it to everyone." —Kelly

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.88.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Can I just say that I will be reordering them in every color. Here is me rolling and sliding down a mountain because I was too scared to get up. My leggings did not rip not even a little bit and I got stuck on rocks and trees." —Cory H.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in five colors).

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am a professional massage therapist (for 26 years) and you know the old adage, 'The cobbler's children have no shoes' — meaning I rarely get the massages I need. This little beauty does a really good job of relaxing my neck, shoulders...even feet and hands if you position it right. I am happy with this purchase. I give it a big thumbs-up!" —GaiaGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in three colors).

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I, unfortunately, forgot to put these on my shoes for the outdoor ceremony and pictures. My heels sank 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).

    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.

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    Promising review: "This RHO screen repair tape is fabulous and simple to use! Just cut to size, pull off the clear protective film, and press onto the tear or hole in your screen. That's it! There are 15 feet on a roll and it couldn't be easier. I've patched my screened porch now in five to six spots and while the tape is visible, it prevents bugs from crawling through, which was my goal. If you don't have the time, money, or inclination to completely replace a screen, this is the perfect solution...and the fastest! Will buy again in a heartbeat if I run out of this roll." —sallywally

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors).

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

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

    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: "Don’t let the title throw you (you can order the same material with a 'softer' title if you want, but why?), this book allows you to enter the information that your loved ones will need when you’re gone...and save them so much trouble at a time when they have enough grief to deal with. As an estate planning attorney, I recommend these books to ALL my clients. And remind them to keep the info up to date...to save the ones you love time, anguish, and money." —PJ

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    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.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I never write reviews for products. I think this might be my first. I am skeptical about product claims but this one really works. Scratches on my car that were showing right through the black paint have gone. I'll be interested to see how long it lasts — how many washes it takes before I have to use the product again, but first impressions are it does exactly what it claims." —Michael Storey

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I feel so much better adding this small but secure feature to my apartment door. A few weeks ago I was minding my own business inside my third-level apartment. I had just gotten home from work so I removed my clothes to place them in the laundry. Before I could place the clothes inside I heard a key turning in my LOCKED door! Before I could react my front door flew open and three guys were standing in my doorway. I yelled for them to get out! One of the guys apologized and stated he was from the carpet-cleaning service my apartment uses on a permanent basis. Two of the guys left quickly, however the first guy was still standing there looking at me. I screamed again for him to get the **** out! He apologized again and left. Of course, I called my apartment manager and filed a complaint. Turns out the guys were looking for the empty apartment under mine and were not paying attention to the apt numbers. Still, I felt so shaken by this incident. I live alone and I felt like I needed something besides my stun gun to help me feel secure while inside of my home. I just never thought about something like this happening (which was foolish thinking on my part). My apartment door is heavy but it only has that one lock on it. A friend told me about this handy device and now I've been using it for over two months; I'm sold. It was a bit tricky to get on at first, however, after looking over the instructions carefully and reading a few reviews I figured it out. Today, early this morning, I was getting out of the shower and guess what? A key turned in my lock but the door would not budge. I ran to my peephole and I could see it was the same guy from the carpet service. I told him to back up before I use my weapon and he claimed he just stopped by to apologize again. I'm in the process now of reporting this to the police. I just wanted to leave my personal experience to help whoever could benefit from this lock. Please keep in mind it only works within the inside of your door; you are not able to leave it on if no one is home." —Miss-BookWorm

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I suck at doing my eyeliner and no amount of YouTube makeup tutorials can help me. But now that I have these handy little erasers, I don’t look like a failed smokey eye every day. You might be thinking, why not just use a makeup wipe instead? Or why not just soak the tip in remover? Well, because that doesn’t work as well. Trust me, I tried that too. These are great because they have a very fine-pointed tip so the accuracy is great. Plus they are sturdy. These are awesome." —Faith Foster

    Get a pack of 50 on Amazon for $5.60.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We all respect internet privacy. But what happens if you die? Simple issues like your Netflix account become huge stumbling blocks to your survivors. Keep a record of your passwords. Maybe you're young and don't think about ever passing away? Need to get on Facebook after two years silence, pay your cable bill, bank checking account password...last year's Turbo Tax, etc. Who can remember all those passwords? Yeah, I wrote it on that back of that envelope...'Honey, where's that envelope?' STOP!!! THIS is where you will record your user names and passwords. Do yourself and loved ones a big favor and purchase this book." —David D.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love it! I always get so oily in my T-zone and I hate it so I’d pack on powder or run out of blotting sheets so quickly. This product absorbed my oil while not messing with my makeup! :) I will definitely be taking this with me everywhere." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98

    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
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    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    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.

    CassNVi on Etsy

    CassNVi is a Cleveland, Ohio-based Etsy shop filled with kitchen cheat sheets.


    Get it from CassNVi on Etsy for $13.99.

    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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the Instant Pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of searching the cookbook or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my IP for that particular product." —Olesya R

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    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
    She Shed Shananigans on Etsy

    Get them from She Shed Shananigans on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in two sizes and in a variety of colors).

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! I have a 2018 Dodge Durango that sadly does not have leather seats. I own three dogs and it is just a nightmare pulling out my extension cord to vacuum my truck. I can now just plug this little guy into my 12V car outlet and I’m good to go! The power in this vacuum is as good as it’s going to get for a car vacuum so if you want extreme suction — buy a shop vac. Also, the attachments are fantastic." —Sally

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    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
    amazon.com

    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 $8.49 (available in small and extra large sizes).

    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
    Wicked Kitsch Co on Etsy

    Wicked Kitsch Co is a Bloomington, Minnesota-based Etsy shop focusing on pop culture greeting cards for any occasion!


    Get it from Wicked Kitsch Co on Etsy for $19.95.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you suffer from any type of headache, BUY THIS. It is totally worth the money. It lessens the pain and leaves you with the ability to think/process. For me, that is the most difficult to deal with, as I often have to power through a migraine while I am either teaching high school English or corralling a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old. This will take away the nausea and the throbbing, but you do still feel out of sorts. Better than the full migraine though, so go for it!" —Scout

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a must-have for my 24-year-old son who seems to be allergic to an iron. It does take wrinkles out of almost every shirt he owns. Flannels, not so much, and many of his pants get by with this. Heavier work pants, full cotton type will still need an iron, but overall, I love it." —Jennifer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.94.

    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.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this idea! These scrunchies are very convenient when I go to the gym since I hate carrying around my keys and lip balm. The colors are fun and the band that is used is great for thick hair! The scrunchies stretch very well and hold my hair without falling off. I am very satisfied with the product and I would recommend!" —Ossiris Acevedo

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sets).

    35. A bottle of Drop It Wine Drops — it naturally reduces sulfites and tannins in wine which are what can lead to those horrible headaches. Just put a few drops into your glass and it gets to work in just about 20 seconds.

    A customer review photo of them holding the bottle of Drop It Wine Drops
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I almost never get away without a headache after a glass of wine, even white. I like wine so that stinks. BUT, I decided this wasn’t awfully expensive to experiment with, and I’m glad I did. It really does work. For ME, if it’s a really dense red wine I need at least five drops or I might feel a twinge. That’s an acceptable return on investment!" —Yolanda Collard

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    36. 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.

    amazon.com

    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.

    37. And while you're at it, get a handy little container of touch-up paint to deal with all those chips and marks you've been meaning to tackle.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Rather than ditching furniture into a landfill, which is bad for the environment and one's pocketbook, this product allows you to give new life to existing furniture. Between the Soto touchup and new handles, my entertainment center looks like new....for less than $35. If you can use liquid paper, you can use this. I just ordered another bottle for porcelain. This is a fantastic product. You will love it!" —LexiNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in eight colors).

    38. A pair of Bambody Absorbent Panties that can absorb as much as two tampons.

    A customer review photo of the back view of someone wearing the underwear
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are amazing and they fit so well! I've worn them on my heaviest days and no leaks whatsoever. Super convenient for those of us that wear pads because you jump out of the shower and put a pair on and you're done! No sitting on the toilet to put a bulky pad in your underwear. I bought three pairs and will definitely buy more so I don't have to wait for them to air dry to re-use! Washing is easy just rinse out and throw in washer on cold water and hang to dry! I love These! Life-changing!!!!!" —Lauryn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XXS–6X, sold individually or in packs of two or three in various colors).

    39. A bottle of NYX Matte Finish spray for makeup that'll last all day — like, 12 hours, through snow, fire, and emergency response teams all day.

    A customer review photo of them showing their face with the text about how EMS dumped ice water on them
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for a while, but finally needed to write a review. This morning, I put my makeup on and did some generous sprays of this setting spray. Then, I went into the 100-plus-degree heat and demonstrated a short workout at an outdoor event. Despite drinking as much water as I could handle, I overheated quickly and EMS had to come to my rescue. Between my boyfriend and EMS, there was a small crowd around me literally pouring ice water on me, mopping my face and neck with cold towels, and pressing ice packs on me. This continued for a while and I was sure that my makeup was gone, but this spray kept my face mostly intact! If this spray can keep my makeup on through an encounter with EMS and being essentially submerged in ice water, it can keep yours on through your (hopefully less eventful) day!" —Bugaboo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.73+ (available in three formulas and two sizes).

    40. An extra thick magic cleaning pad that'll erase the dirt and messes you probably thought you'd never get rid of — looks like they're moving out now!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning business and have spent a small fortune on the name brand. I clean everything from condo rentals to long-term lease/residential rentals and I have had to clean unimaginable NASTY, I mean 'pics or it didn't happen' kind of nasty, and these cut right through it. These work just as well as the name brand, if not better, and they seem to last a little longer!" —Keisha Marie

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.95.

    41. A bottle of fast-acting, nontoxic Folex Carpet Spot Remover – it works on any color carpet or material to remove tough spots and stains. Plus it doesn't leave a sticky residue and it requires no rinsing or vacuuming.

    A customer review photo of a carpet with a giant red spill all over the floor and then the same carpet cleaned after using the spray
    amazon.com

    To use, apply to the stain, gently agitate with your fingers, and blot with an absorbent cloth. This is non-toxic and should be non-irritating on the skin!

    Promising review: "I'm really disappointed I lived without this product for so long. I'm a clean freak and I'm always concocting ways to get stains out of things when I'm not steaming tile for fun. However, I have an overpriced wool carpet that my dogs have destroyed with accidents, bully sticks, and just general recklessness. Moreover, my kids have taken to tossing all sorts of heavily colored foods on the floor for the pups. I gave up on this rug ever been clean again. I've had it professionally cleaned and tried a dozen things myself... and no difference. So I thought I'd try this assuming that it wouldn't work on the stain-determined rug but that'd I use it on my less tenacious ones. I sprayed it on, reading the instructions saying that I didn't need to scrub it, etc. And minutes later, freaking magic. My very pale blue and white rug is virginal. I admit that I did rub it in a little on the harsher stains/discoloration but there were plenty of areas that didn't require any follow-up rubbing. I'm sincerely blown away and just ordered a second bottle. The price of this product is minimal if you're looking to make your rug/carpet like new again so I would absolutely recommend trying it. I don't think I've ever been this impressed with anything I've ever purchased. I feel cheated for not knowing about this sooner." —bubbleslovesoap

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    42. A vaccine card leather holder — it also has a key ring for safe travels in the event you need to bring it with you somewhere.

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    Familiar Paws specializes in personalized leather dog collars and other accessories.

    Get it from Familiar Paws on Etsy for $12.99+ (available in eight colors and personalization options).

    43. A very handy safety hammer emergency escape tool that'll help you break glass, cut off your seat belt, and fits super easily on your car's visor for super easy access.

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    Promising review: "I'm very pleased with the quality — so please, it makes me want to try it out, but I don't want to have to replace a car or house window. I purchased this after seeing a survival video saying most people drown when their vehicle goes into water because their first response is to call 911 instead of getting out. Makes sense. The hammer is relatively heavy so I stowed it in my center console as I was afraid the weight would cause issues if I strapped it onto the visor." —Wifey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors)

    44. A reusable ChomChom Roller Dog Hair Remover that'll seriously get rid of that unintentional fur seating with just a few rolls. And before you ask, it doesn't use sticky tape! It's made using a sturdy brush system.

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    Promising review: "I have a corgi. My corgi likes the dog park. Unfortunately, this means I need to transport my corgi to the dog park, which means that at any given point I have almost enough hair in my back seat to make a whole new dog. Car wash vacuums can’t get it, even my handheld vacuum with a brush attachment has trouble doing more than getting the loose hairballs, leaving the hairs that are tangled in the matting. Enter the Chom Chom. I cannot recommend this thing enough. To show you guys how effective it is, the picture with this review is a couple of months' worth of corgi car trips. I didn’t pre-vacuum, just rolled the Chom Chom over it a few times. The small patch I did in the photo took maybe 30 seconds total, including emptying the little hair chamber into a plastic bag I’m using for this cleanup. Seriously, this thing works better than any lint roller I’ve ever used, and won’t need to be replaced like one." —Rhys'sPieces

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    45. A bottle of Rain-X Original Windshield Treatment for some seriously dramatic improvements to your visibility when you're driving — it works by repelling rain and reducing the adhesion of sleet, mud, bugs, and snow on your windshield.

    A customer review photo of their car's windshield with half of it clear,  the other untreated half covered in raindrops
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    Readers also use this to keep their eyeglasses from fogging!

    Promising review: "I had a cheap, untempered windshield that was awful in the rain. A friend of mine from college recommended Rain-X and I was shocked at the difference. I applied it with a soft rag and sat there wondering if it was even on properly. I trusted the system and then later that night took my car out for a drive; it rained while I was out and the difference was instantly noticeable. Before, when using my wipers, streaks would obscure my view so much that any lights would make driving in the rain hard. Now, the droplets don't smear and smaller ones sometimes just roll off. It's pretty great." —Alison J. Gong

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $8.77.

    46. A set of nonslip, super-large claw clips, a cute way to help you keep your hair up and out of the way.

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    Each set comes with four hair clips.

    Promising review: "These hair clips are amazing! They are cute and sturdy. I am able to fit all of my hair in the clip and go about my day without my hair falling down and having to reclip it. That is a first for me! I even did a quick workout and the jumping did not cause my hair clip to fall. If you are looking for a nice hair clip that will stay in place, these are perfect!" —Amanda Davis

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six different color sets)

    47. A scratch-fixing Katzco Furniture Repair Kit complete with six wood markers and six wax sticks all designed to match whatever wood you need fixed.

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    Promising review: "Despite our consistent efforts, it took almost a year to teach our new dog to not jump up on the back door. And as you can see in the first picture, he managed to do a lot of scratching. That's why I bought this marker kit, to repair those scratches. I used 'oak,' a lighter color, on the scratches. I did have to go over them again to completely cover them. That's what you see in the second picture, and it took me about 10 minutes total. I bought the kit with the wax crayons as I hoped to fill in the scratches too, I read in another review that it's possible but takes a lot of work. Unless I'm looking for the defects, I no longer notice the scratches (and mind you, these are at eye level) so this did the job I wanted." —P. Ratliff

    Get a set of 13 markers and wax sticks from Amazon for $9.99.

    48. An all-in-one Hang-O-Matic picture hanging tool so anything you decide to put on your walls is totally level — and you don't have to do the walk of shame back to your walls to drill a second set of holes.

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    Promising review: "While hanging shelves and frames and other wall decorations shouldn't be rocket science, I make things more complicated than they should be. Leveling is where I normally falter. With the Hang-O-Matic it becomes an exact science! It's so simple to use! I've hung over 10 items on our walls this past weekend and it was a breeze with this tool. Just measure, put the tape to the wall where you want it, ensure your tape is level, and then push the marker pins in to know where you need to put in your anchors/hooks. When you're doing it solo, this tool is absolutely priceless!" —Shameel Kumar

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in two sets).

    49. A super-genius luggage-mounted cup caddy that slides right onto the handle so you always have a place to put your coffee when you're carrying a million other things.

    A photo of the gray cup caddy holding a Starbucks coffee and cellphone attached to a carry-on suitcase handle
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    Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, I dropped and spilled my drink everywhere when it was my turn to check my passport and ticket. It was a nightmare! This time, I bought this cup holder to do me a favor! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74+ (available in eight colors). 

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

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