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    46 Products Under $10 We Think You'll Really And Truly Use All The Time

    Small price tags that'll feel like huge investments.

    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. Slow-cooker liners that'll make your set-it-and-forget-it routine even easier by making cleanup a snap!

    slow cooker with two plastic liners separating two different kinds of dip

    I adore my slow cooker but hate cleaning up after using it. So I use these handy lil' bags. Read my full review of Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners (#4).

    Get a two boxes of six liners from Amazon for $5.82.

    2. Easy-glide shower hooks you'll be thankful for every morning when you groggily throw open your shower curtain.

    close up of shower curtain hook with a hook on one side for the liner and a hook on the other side for the shower curtain
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    I own these and they're totally smooth sailors.

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in several finishes).

    3. Glass phone screen protectors that even YOU can DIY (I did!) and will protect your precious device every single day.,

    Each of the protectors that come in a pack have lasted me about six months! Check out my full review of amFilm Glass Screen Protectors (#2).

    Promising review: "I never post reviews, but this is a unique circumstance. I bought these screen protectors because they were cheap and came in a pack — probably not the best approach when trying to protect an $800 device. But, at the end of the day, these did exactly what they were supposed to do when a 15 lbs. dumbbell slipped out of my wife's hand and fell directly onto the screen. After telling my wife there was no way her screen didn't crack, I pulled back the cover to reveal a crack-free, fully intact screen. And that's why you buy screen protectors in packs!" —Geoffrey Forman

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. A bottle of V.I.Poo for deadening treacherous toilet smells before they can happen.

    the bottle of spray

    I've used this before and it's very effective. It's like Poo-Pourri's cheaper cousin! Each bottle has up to 300 sprays for up to 100 uses.

    Promising review: "Works great, especially having to share a bathroom with five men." —ashley krause

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in four scents).

    5. A vinyl plastic vaccine card sleeve with a resealable top to help keep THE accessory of 2021 in fighting condition well past this calendar year. It also has holes so you can attach it to a lanyard!

    Model holding vaccine sleeve with resealable top

    Promising review: "Perfect for safeguarding the CDC COVID-19 Vaccine card. Just HATE that the CDC didn’t produce wallet-sized cards to begin with.The plastic and the zip lock are sturdy and can be attached to a lanyard. It’s definitely sized correctly for the CDC card. I pass these out to family and friends when they get their dose of vaccine. It’s necessary to protect the low quality cards with your vaccine batch number stickers." —B.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in five-, ten-, 20-, and 50-packs).

    6. A stick of anti-chafing balm that'll keep your inner thighs and other parts ouchless when it's time to get physical, physical.

    plus size reviewer at a tourist site of ruins wearing shorts / Via Instagram: @bodyglide

    I own this and yes, can vouch that it's QUITE effective for inner-thigh chafing (the bane of my existence).

    Promising review: "Omg this stuff is the best! I am a chubby girl and I recently went to Thailand where it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit with a 70% humidity every single day I was there. This stuff got me through! I was able to wear dresses and shorts with no chafing! And I only ever had to apply in the morning and once in the middle of the day! My life is forever changed I’ve already ordered two more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three sizes; also available in a cream, "for her," and for your feet.)

    7. A wood polish and conditioner to leave you with *such* impressive results, that I threw in not one, but TWO before and after pics to show you what it can handle. You're welcome.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    8. A cleaning pen that'll *gently* revive the look of your jewels that you DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE have grown cloudy over time. Don't worry, it's made with micro-fine cleansers, polishing agents, and a polymer for a pro-level shine at the price of your morning coffee order.

    person's ring looking cloudy, then the bright ring thanks to the cleaning pen

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a Diamond Dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.93.

    Check out our full review of Diamond Dazzle Stick here!

    9. A super powerful deodorant that won't make your precious pits break out into rashes.

    the deodorant

    I started using this stuff in middle school and used it into adulthood. I recently fell for the allure of cucumber-scented deodorant that promised to help make my armpits softer. Turns out, it broke me out into a rash and I'm back on Mitchum. And my friend who has about a million skin allergies swears by it too!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $4.78.

    10. A password book you should fill out IN PENCIL because who can keep up with all those passwords you constantly have to change and apparently are not strong enough for the robots unless it has something like 29478495734592713 on the end.

    the open password book

    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    11. A four-way cleaning brush to make big moves on those black suede (or nubuck!) boots you decided to shuffle around in the dirt while wearing last weekend. No more regrets!

    one boot covered in dirt, the other looking super clean

    It has four sides: one to clean heavier scuff marks and stains, one to gently clean fine suede and light scuff marks, one to clean rounded corners, and one to clean hard-to-reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A grocery bag carrier – keep it in your car so you can make a few less trips from the driveway to the house with your grocery store haul.

    Promising review: "My husband and I live on the second story of an apartment with only stairs and we have to park farther away as we live in Chicago. This makes life sooo much easier. Yes the bags are still ridiculously heavy if you pack them on there, but being able to hold all the bags at once prevents my husband or I from cutting off the circulation in our arms from the plastic bags. The handle does hurt your hand when there is a lot of weight, but you can tape it up or put on gloves." —Alyssa R.

    Get two from Amazon for $13.95.

    13. Silicone shoelaces to hook into your everyday sneakers so you can slip into them in a jiff.

    lacing a sneaker with the shoelaces that look like regular shoelaces

    These are especially handy while going through airport security or if you have limited mobility or hand dexterity!

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in a variety of colors, and kid's and adult sizes).

    14. A pore-blurring makeup primer to help smooth out your visage's surface for foundation.

    model with smoothly applied foundation
    E.l.f. Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I have been using this primer since it came out and I'm in love! it is by far my favorite drugstore primer. it truly increases the longevity of my makeup and isn’t slippery or bad at all!" —kbh2012

    Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $9 (cruelty-free and vegan).

    15. A ~long~ bottle brush for getting every last spec of dirt out of your tall-neck water and wine bottles.

    the long narrow brush fitting into a wine bottle, larger bottle, and water bottle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A plant-care tracking sheet so both you and your houseplant babes can thrive. (Like it suggests on the shop, put it in a picture frame and you can track with a dry-erase marker!)

    grid chart for tracking plants
    Creative Type / Etsy

    Creative Type is a Warman, Canada-based shop with tons of printable to help you organize your life.

    Get the printable sheet from Creative Type on Etsy for $4.74.

    17. A dish squeegee to do all the scraping for you when it comes to unsticking pasta sauce from your plate or scooting food scraps into the garbage disposal.


    Promising review: "If you have ever had to repair or replace a garbage disposal, then I am sure you have been lectured on basically only allowing crumbs to fall into the disposal. This dish squeegee makes prepping dishes for a dishwasher or sink washing a breeze. I hold the dish over the trash can and after a few swipes, the dish is ready for washing. In comparison to using a paper towel, it saves you money, helps protect the environment, and keeps your fingers free from gunk." —She Who Reads

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. A pair of coffee scoop/bag clips (one for each hand!!!!) so clever, you'll wish you'd invented them yourself.

    the long handled scoop on a bed of coffee beans

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    19. A light saber ice pop holder to keep your paws from freezing while you're trying to to enjoy your fave summer treat.

    long ice pops with the felt holders on them that make them look like light sabers
    Sewmanyfuntimes / Etsy

    Sewmanyfuntimes is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based shop with tons of cute felt accessories and party supplies.

    Promising review: "Amazing popsicle holders!! I, personally use Pedialyte pops-and their shape fits the holders perfectly. Good purchase!" —Tayla Fields

    Get it from Sewmanyfuntimes on Etsy for $3.50+ (available in multiple quantities).

    20. Softgrip scissors that'll tear open boxes, zip through wrapping paper, and handle a number of other tasks, all without making your hand ache.

    the pair of scissors

    I don't know how Fiskars does it, but their scissors just work so much better than any other brand's.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.48.

    21. A makeup-erasing washcloth — it'll be soft on your skin and tough on that waterproof mascara. *And* it'll help you cut down on your disposable makeup wipe habit.

    makeup removing cloth with makeup on it

    I have these! And even though they admittedly don't work as well as the original MakeupEraser, they doing a pretty swell job for a total bargain with an extra swipe or two.

    Get five from Amazon for $4.99.

    22. A makeup sponge holder set with spiral holders for letting air circulate around that freshly cleaned sponge and then cute lil' carriers so you can take it on the go without dirtying up the sponge or your bag.

    two spiral makeup sponge holders and two cat-style holders

    Get them from Amazon for $9.89 (available in three color combos).

    23. An adorable brown sugar-saving maple leaf to keep the sweet ingredient clump-free for your next baking adventure. (No more buying a new package every time you decide to bake!)

    glass jar of brown sugar with a leaf shaped terra cotta piece beside of it

    Promising review: "I really dislike waste, particularly food. I had rock-hard brown sugar about a pound left. Now what as I tried hacking it when I needed it to quite irritation. Then I saw this Brown Sugar Bear. I soaked as directed then put it in my brown sugar container. Why word! It is now fluffy! Highly recommend!" —D Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $6.92.

    24. A smoke funk-killing spray that'll work with tobacco or cannabis smells.

    two bottles of the spray
    Pro Supply Outlet / Etsy

    Pro Supply Outlet is a Rancho Cordova, California-based shop selling cleaning and crafting supplies.

    Promising review: "This spray works great!" —Jamie

    Get it from Pro Supply Outlet on Etsy for $5.28 (available in multiple quantities).

    25. A setting powder made for oily skin that you can easily take on the go to keep your T-zone looking like matte perfection despite every other factor.,

    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome! I have highly oily skin and natural hair. My skin tone is medium dark with yellow undertones. Weather has been over 100 degrees and my makeup has remained on point! Best product I've ever purchased." —Nid

    Get it from Amazon for $5.93.

    26. A car garbage bag that'll help contain some of the mess that ends up on your backseat floor. Someone buy this for my Uncle Bill STAT. But wait, he may need a bigger bag.

    long narrow bag attached to the back of a car seat

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. Seashell sunnies to help bring the beach to you. But it's fine if you leave 'em in the sand on your next actual beach excursion.

    woven basket with five pairs of differntly colors sunglasses with the frame that look like seashells
    Hola Hermanas Collective / Etsy

    This is a small Latinx woman-owned biz based in Menifee, CA, run by two sisters. In addition to these beauts, they sell tons of accessories and home accents like these small Star Wars wall hangings!

    Get them from Hola Hermanas Collective on Etsy for $6 (available in five colors).

    28. A tactical writing pen with a point that'll break glass or serve as a weapon against an attacker if ya' need it to. This takes the pen being a sword to a whole other level. Hopefully you'll use it for writing considerably more often than breaking glass.


    Made from aircraft grade aluminum for superior strength and portability. Includes six ink refills.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. A nourishing hand cream to give your ragged cuticles and dry paws a major overhaul.

    reviewer with extremely dry cuticles and fingers, then their hand looking nourished and moisturized thanks to the hand cream

    Promising review: "I have suffered from splitting and cracking fingers every fall and winter for years. I tried Eucerin, Lubriderm, and Gold Bond creams, but none seemed to relieve the splitting from reoccurring. I tried O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream and within two-and-a-half days, the splitting and cracking were no longer a factor. Since using the cream, I have not suffered any more cracking or splitting. I am on a busy schedule and only use it at night when I go to bed. It says it's non-greasy but you can definitely feel a slick texture on your hands once applied. That's why I use it at night before bed when I don't have to open door knobs, touch smartphones, or shake hands. It has the texture of cake icing, goes on smooth and works into the skin quickly. It has no smell I can detect. I am so glad I found this cream, it has ended years of split and cracked fingers/hands." —T.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    30. A flexible sink caddy so you won't have to search for an MIA cleaning brush or sponge, only to discover it in a pool of water in a mountain of dirty dishes. Gross.

    the sling-like caddy around the kitchen sink faucet holding a dish brush

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in three colors).

    31. A shampoo brush that'll help loosen buildup from styling products and make in-shower detangling a cinch.,

    Promising review: "Using this thing has definitely been a game changer for me. I sit down in my shower, apply shampoo to my scalp and use circular motions to massage my scalp and it feels sooooooo gosh darn good! I have 3B hair. The silicone bristles are not too soft and not too hard and the hand grip is perfect. I swear, if someone were to use this and massage my scalp for me, I'd probably pass out." —Ella Sans

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

    32. And a Wet Brush – it'll do major things for unruly hair (and maybe save a few bucks of the detangling spray you normally use to douse your hair).

    the hairbrush

    I also have one of these and its flexible bristles work their way to sort out tangles without hurting my thick head o' hair.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.20 (available in a range of brush types).

    33. A 10-in-1 spray you can spritz on your damp hair and let take care of basically every styling need for blowouts except finishing hairspray. It'll give you a super smooth blowout without filling up your medicine cabinet with products.

    Mane Club, Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    I have a very thick head of naturally curly hair and have put it through just about everything, including all kinds of hot tools, at-home dye kits, the gamut of shampoo and conditioner types, basically every dry shampoo and hair oil in existence, and just about anything else to try for a story for you dear readers. Lots of products have either straight-up failed, been meh enough for me to not recommend, or fantastic but so costly that I feel guilty recommending them. Basically, a lot of stuff ends up in the trash or pawned off on my (grateful) friends when it isn't a fit for me. But THIS STUFF. This stuff has become my go-to for spraying on my wet hair and then blow drying. Normally I'd apply a heat protector and an oil treatment or leave-in conditioner before blow drying. But this 10-in-1 treatment takes the cake! Most of the time when I use it, I don't even need to finish off my hair with hair oil (I've been doing that as an essential hair step for years now). It's really that good! Here, I have freshly blow dried hair with just this post-shower using this Amika blow dryer brush. This brush is fantastic on its own but this spray-on treatment has more or less doubled this brush's effectiveness. My hair comes out feeling softer, looking shinier and healthier, and stays looking good for days — which is especially great news because I wash my hair about every four days. 'Tis time for me to unload a bunch of hair products I now no longer need to my friends.

    Get it from Mane Club for $8 (cruelty-free, vegan).

    34. Fridge bin liners that'll keep your fridge tidier so your family will actually consume all that fresh produce you bought.

    open fridge crisper drawer with the liner on the bottom

    It absorbs produce-rotting moisture, and is reversible and trim-able.

    Promising review: "I like these. Help keep moisture down, increase life of fresh products, and keep the drawers and shelves clean." —Alexandria, VA

    Get a three-pack of 12"x24" liners from Amazon for $6.99.

    35. A galactic eyeshadow palette you'll find incredibly versatile for everyday wear!

    eyeshadow palette with glitzy shades in it

    Promising review: "If you are looking for a dupe for UD Born to Run that won't break the bank, this is the perfect palette for you. I love the way the shades are grouped together for various looks, or, for more experienced artists, create your own. The fact that this palette works well for WOC is absolutely wonderful. Definitely a must have for any MUA or MUE." —Angelina Laidler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    36. A toothpaste squeezer/stand to help you get out every last drop without doing a manual squeeze twice a day. (Three times a day if you're that good.)

    toothpaste tube in the squeezer

    Promising review: "This was surprisingly easy to use — the crank is very easy to turn and it was actually fun to wind it up. It is weighted, so I imagine it would hold up a full tube, though I might be more inclined to use it with a half-full tube. It keeps a half-used tube of toothpaste very tidy on the shelf. (See photo.) It worked great with the dog's toothpaste too! I bought a few more." —Laurel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

    37. Contoured eye masks for a blackout experience that nestles around you nose but still allows you to comfortably blink. Win-win!

    reviewer wearing the mask that covers half their face

    Get three from Amazon for $8.49 (available in five color combos).

    38. Pencil pouches you can use to help organize small cords, beauty products, and yes, even pencils!

    three floral printed zippered pouches

    Get three from Amazon for $3.95.

    39. An accordion file that'll come in handy for corralling bills, receipts, coupons, class notes, basically anything on paper.

    floral printed folder with tabs on the right side

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in six patterns).

    40. Satin pillowcases you can rest your precious head on every night in the pursuit of better-moisturized *and* looking hair and skin. Bedhead and weird lines on your face, be gone!

    bed with gray satin pillowcases on two bed pillows

    As a side/stomach sleeper I wake up with lines all over my face if I sleep on a cotton pillowcase, but this satin pillowcase set is super affordable, prevents weird pillowcase lines on my face, AND keeps my hair looking like way less of a mess. Oh, and it's also better for your skin. So yeah, I'm a fan.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and 15 colors).

    41. A mattifying makeup primer for a smooth finish that'll stay that way for so much longer.


    Promising review: "I am not one to leave reviews but this stuff deserves recognition! In my 32 years of life I have never had something that is supposed to control oil actually do its job. From the moment this stuff touched my face, I felt a difference! My face is extremely oily that by the time I walk out the house, my makeup is sitting on top of my face looking caked. This is the first time EVER, I had a primer leave my face matte with makeup on. Although I love my look with makeup, I hate what the oil does so I’m usually limiting my application to eyebrows and under eye. Although this is day one of use, my makeup has been on my face for almost four hours and I have yet to pull out my MAC blot powder or oil control sheet to touch things up. I am IMPRESSED and that is a major compliment considering I’ve literally tried everything on the market and this $5 product surpasses them ALL!!!" —Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $4.07.

    42. A bedside caddy to keep your nighttime essentials nearby, like your sleep mask and current read, to name a few things.

    caddy with several pockets hanging off a chair

    Get it from Amazon for $5.68+ (available in two colors).

    43. A dog water bottle so you can stop carrying around a collapsible bowl and water bottle to keep your pup hydrated and ready for play.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my french bulldog who is 4.5 years old and about picky everything. But he loves his water bottle. He is always in need of a drink when we hiking, walking around, or having an overnight trip. It's very convenient to use and not big and bulky. It also has a wrist band that you can attach that make is easy to take it with you." —Roxie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    44. A dry shampoo (that smells like warm sugar and is made with gentle tapioca starch) that can perk up dirty hair without leaving weird white spots in dark locks.

    reviewer with flat greasy hair before and then volumized clean looking hair after using the product

    Promising review: "AMAZING. Smells like cake and left hair volumized and soft. I have used other dry shampoos from this brand that I love, so I decided to try this one. The Beach Babe one is great, but has a more styled, producty end result, where this just leaves hair feeling squeaky clean. Love it!" —Lindsvanleer

    Get two from Amazon for $9.20.

    45. An easy jar opener — easier than those rubber things — so you won't have to burst a blood vessel in your eye just trying to open a jar of fancy preserves you, tbh, spent way too much on at the *nice* food store in your neighborhood.

    person using the jar opener that latches across the top of the lid and has a handle to move it

    Hand wash when needed.

    Promising review: "I have a similar adjustable jar opener from probably 40+ years ago and it finally wore out at the point I needed most. This new one works great! I had given up finding another jar opener that helps me so much with my arthritis. It is the only one I have found that does not expect me to twist with my painful hand/wrist." —Lorraine Redrock

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    46. A foot balm for your heels, those poor cracked, nasty-looking heels you've been hiding all winter. It's their time to shine after some spiffing up with this stuff. This is sooo much cheaper than a pedicure.

    the foot balm in a deodorant-like stick
    Pickle's Potions & Lotions / Etsy

    Pickle's Potions & Lotions is a Wayne, Maine-based Etsy shop that specializes in handcrafted natural skincare and beauty products.

    Get it from Pickle's Potions & Lotions on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in three scents and in plastic or paperboard packaging).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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