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    65 Little Things That'll Handle All Sorts Of Annoying Tasks For You

    Resealing snack bags, buttoning your pants, cleaning out your thermos, and other things are going to feel a lot less like chores.

    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 12-pack of water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure everyone's go-to container actually gets cleaned. (Cleaning water bottles is hard!)

    before, during, after pics of tablets cleaning a stained thermos
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. A small but mighty jar of the The Pink Stuff — a TikTok-famous cleaning paste made for handling all kinds of sticky, stuck-on situations like this nasty-looking kitchen faucet. This'll handle ALL sorts of messes so you don't have to buy a bunch of specialty cleaners. 

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    3. Some wine drops that are meant to cut down on the stuff that makes you have wine hangovers.

    person dropping the wine drops into a glass of wine
    Amazon

    After putting these drops in many stories like this one, I finally bought them! I've tried them out (and made several friends try them out) with no alteration in the taste of a glass of wine, unless you're super impatient and accidentally squirt way too much into your glass (I speak from experience). Note that there's no direction for rosé but I've found that two drops work out well per glass!

    Promising review: "This product was really amazing. I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon and never write a review, however this product is worth writing one. I've used the Wand as well and like it, however the biggest drawback of the Wand is having to explain why I'm using it to others and causing undue attention. This is a quick solution to that issue. The product itself works great. I get bad headaches whenever I drink wine, however with this product I'm able to drink two to three glasses without the headaches. I'm not sure exactly what causes the headaches, whether it's tannins, sulfites, etc., however I just know this cures the issue. I'm sure there are those who are skeptical, I certainly was, but I can truly say it works for me and hopefully others will find success using it as well." —luke

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A Bite Away gadget for treating insect bites and stings with a 3- or 5-second setting to help relieve itching, pain, and swelling. Where has this been my whole life with my sweet, sweet blood that attracts mosquitoes?

    person using pen-like device on their arm
    Amazon

    BTW, it's FDA-Cleared and Dermatologist-Tested.

    Promising review: "I am extremely allergic to all mosquito bites and have tried everything out there to help. This produce worked better than anything I’ve ever tried! I used it on two day-old bites and it immediately improved — no itching and swelling reduced. Will never bother with another cream again, the short burn is 100% worth the itch free feeling." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. A box of Color Catcher sheets to prevent dye from garments bleeding onto other items in the wash. They're designed to grab any dye that leaks or bleeds. Where has this been all your life?

    reviewer photo of a white unused sheet and a used sheet that's gray after one load and has picked up dye that bled
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These Color Catcher sheets really protect colors from blending. It makes all clothes/laundry brighter and looking like new — not that old, washed color after just one wash without these sheets. I give this product 5+ stars. Highly recommend. A few pennies spent additionally on your laundry makes one look like wearing new clothes all the time." —Nikita

    Get 72 sheets from Amazon for $9.94.

    6. Butterfly- and flower-shape sticky traps that'll look cute while they ensnare fungus gnats, fruit flies, plus other nuisances that are wreaking havoc on houseplants.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had a serious gnat issue that started after brining one Infested plant home - was going crazy watching it spread to all of my beautiful house plants not yo mention the nuisance of them flying around my apartment. After trying home remedies that seemed to be working but the gnats also seemed to continue multiplying. I got this set because there were a lot of the traps included. Check out the photo- they were super effective. It’s been about three weeks since I started putting them out and I replace them weekly and the problem is pretty much completely gone. They are very sticky though so be careful they will get stuck on anything if you drop them or bump into them." —J Kaller

    Get a 48-pack from Amazon for $8.49.


    7. And a 3-in-1 plant moisture meter to help you better care for your plant babies, whether you're a plant newbie or a seasoned pro.

    the meter in a potted plant
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Used this last night, works well, have to let it sit for 10 minutes to get a correct read. Dial is easy enough to read, basic understanding of pH is needed but otherwise easy enough." —Nate

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A cleaning pen can *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.

    reviewer's cloudy before pic of ring, then gleaming after
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stik 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 Stik 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 $7.29.

    Check out our full review of Diamond Dazzle Stik here!

    9. Reusable dress weights to prevent a Marilyn-like moment. It happens! But it doesn't have to happen.

    person showing the dress weight inside the hem of a dress
    DressStrong / Etsy

    To use them, you just peel off the adhesive label and stick it on the inside hem of a dress. And when stored properly in the container, they can be reused ~six times.

    Get a four-pack from DressStrong on Etsy for $15.

    10. A stainless-steel tongue scraper that'll help you kick sour wafts to the curb FAR better than your toothbrush.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Unfortunately I, like many, suffer from bad breath and have tried so many things to stop it. I read that sometimes it's the germs on your tongue that can cause it, so I went crazy trying to brush my tongue. Of course, we all know how that ends — gagging, watery eyes, and it still looks like that gross film is on your tongue. I finally decided that maybe it was time to get a tongue cleaner and it had to be a stainless steel one because they are easier to clean and sterilize. This product is really easy to use and I can get very far back on my tongue without activating my gag reflex. Also, it doesn't have the feeling like brushing with a toothbrush does. This cleaner just glides across my tongue, taking all the icky germs and bad breath with it. I love my nice new fresh breath and bolster of confidence!" —jordanlauren

    Get it from Amazon for $8.87.

    11. Silicone beer savers for keeping a six-pack of the good stuff fresh in case of emergencies.

    rubber bottle cap on a beer bottle
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Everyone needs these. Just an all-around good idea. I like these because I can close a beer back up after making beer cheese or something equivalent that does not use a whole bottle of beer in the recipe." —paul

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. Some earring-lifting backs so you don't have to fight the droopy look while wearing your fave baubles.

    showing the difference between a heavy earring without and then with the lifter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am a child of the '80s, so I wore a lot of heavy, large earrings. Fast forward to 2019 and my earring holes are sagging. I got these to keep my earrings up and they work so well. They're great and not as expensive as other brands, but do the job well." —Hildie

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A hair finishing cream on a mascara-like wand for helping slick back those baby hairs and flyaways before your next video conference call. (Of course, only if you wanna.)

    before and after pics of person with hair in bun with lots of wisps as before and slick look as after
    Amazon

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high-rated product I try, my fly-aways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head fly-away frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smoothes my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RHoffsommer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    14. A trio of mini Wet Brushes to help tame the wildest of tangles.

    the three small brushes
    Amazon

    But really, these brushes are ~magical~.

    Promising review: "I leave a couple of these in our swim bag and when the kids do swim lessons everybody has their own brush. It works, they don't take up a lot of space, and they're fairly cheap. Awesome." —Doug W

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. Or! A detangling brush made for folks with 3a–4c hair types who've more or less resigned to super painful brushing. As reviewers point out, it doesn't have to be the case!

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    Promising review: "He wouldn’t let me take a good picture LOL. But my son has really thick and curly hair, no brush would be of much help with it. They would pull out his hair no matter how I brushed it. He would scream from the time he seen me coming with the brush until I was done. This brush has helped soooooo much. He will sit and watch TV every night while I brush through his hair and not mind it at all. The way the brush is designed and separates it don’t pull out his hair I love it and he loves it he even brushed his own hair with it. I definitely recommend this brush for anyone with thick curly hair!" —Danielle Beller

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

    16. A box of extra strength Gas-X chewables so you can go IN on those bar nachos with your pals, even though your body is saying no no no no no.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Sometimes you eat something that is too rich on an empty stomach and wham — the pain, the bloating, the weird weird noises start. And then if you have this, within minutes it helps relieve the gas, bloating, and discomfort. Taking this is nothing to be ashamed about; it happens to everyone whether they like to admit it or not." —MusicLover

    Get a pack of 72 chewable tablets from Amazon for $12.58 (or Subscribe & Save for $11.95/month).

    17. An acne patch that'll be far gentler on surrounding skin than drying spot treatments of yore. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil do the deed in drawing out fluids and pus with results you can see.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about these patches! They are my skin savior! I actually gave myself a facial where I pushed up all the blackheads and whiteheads from my pores, which is why there is so much puss on the patches (gross, I know), but I couldn’t believe all of that was trapped in my skin!! Woke up and removed the patches, not a single pimple! If I would've not put these on, guaranteed I would have woken to multiple pimples in the area. I usually break out when I try to exfoliate and extract, so I only do it when my pores start to look huge and filled (yuck). I am now a true believer, leave the 'spot treatment' creams and switch to these! They will pull out that white head and reduce your pimple to practically nothing overnight! And it’s safer than a cream that just brings all that gunk to the surface but doesn’t actually remove it... then when you do your left with an oozing pre-scar for the rest of the day! I am now a monthly subscriber. I will never use anything else. In fact, just ordered the XL acne patches to pull out more gunk on my forehead (live in Arizona, constantly sweating and naturally oily). Thank you for making such a great product!!" —jennifer9

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

    18. A three-pack of Tide To Go pens because you'll always be grateful to have one on hand.

    the tide pens
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was excited when I saw it here on Amazon. This stuff really works. Because there's three in each package, I'm using one Tide To Go Pen as a stocking stuffer. I love finding things like this. Sometimes I even convert someone to continue using a product. Another plus, it fits perfectly in your purse. Don't leave home without it!" —bubblechamp

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. An earbuds holder so sharp, it won't be forgotten!

    the earbud holder
    Amazon

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

    20. And a phone adapter case to help hang onto that small but helpful dangle.

    keychain with phone adapter
    CeeBee's Cases LLC / Etsy

    CeeBee's Cases LLC is a Chicago-based shop that specializes in these keychains. 

    Get it from CeeBee's Cases LLC on Etsy for $14.40.

    21. A tweezer keychain made for babes with long talons who've still gotta use their credit cards. This'll help pull your card in and out as needed, and let you get on with your day.

    person using a pair of tweezers on a keychain to pull a credit card in and out of a parking meter
    Scandal Beauty

    Get it from Scandal Beauty for $16.


    22. A four-pack of soap sheet travel boxes plus 200 sheets of soap to throw in your bag or pocket. Where were these the dozens of times I've washed my hands with just water in a dive bar bathroom?!

    several sheets of soap fanned out beside of the travel container
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Cute little containers that fit in your pocket. One piece lathers nicely. Great to have if traveling or just out and find yourself in a bathroom with no soap. Also great for campers. I do wish they were made in America though." —Nicki

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    23. Cute lil' teabag holders that'll stick around as helpers. No more soggy tags from your tea bags ruining your beverage.

    tea mug with the snail shape holders on the edge to tie your tea bag string around
    Amazon

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

    24. A TubShroom anyone with tons of hair (like this writer) will appreciate sooo much. Seriously, you'll split your life span between before and after TubShroom.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This little wonder fits inside of the drain and you can easily remove it and pull off hair at least once a week. You'll even enjoy how grossed-out seeing all that hair makes you!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but for a few bucks I gave it a go. I'm lazy and I live with two ladies (who are also lazy). The tub drain doesn't get addressed nearly enough. I'd usually be the one pulling nasty balls of long hair out of the drain catch just so the tub would actually drain during a shower EVERY DAY. With this bad boy, once a week and you don't even notice a slow down in the drainage." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    25. A reusable roller dog hair remover that'll have you toss your old sticky roller after you see how much fur this reusable one (it has a sturdy brush system) picks up on surfaces you thought were just going to be covered in fur forever.

    A customer review before and after  photo of a black pillow half covered in white dog hair and you half clean after using the tool on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If I could give this product 6 stars, I would. My husband and I use it almost every day. We have three furry dogs and six fluffy cats, which makes for A LOT of hair. We were using a lint roller before we bought our ChomChom Roller. The lint roller didn't work very well and had to be replaced. We have had our ChomChom Roller for months and it still works just as well as it did when we first got it. We can actually invite our friends over now without worrying about all the pet hair." —Morgan Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    26. And a scratchy lil' tool can FINALLY get all the pet hair off your fabric surfaces both inside your house and car. You'll wonder how you lived without up until now.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This this is like magic. Our van was nasty and covered with hair from a German and Australian Shepherd. Looked brand new after. Don’t think about just buy it. It will blow your mind." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    27. A stainless-steel soap bar for erasing garlic and fish odors from your hands, which is something that'll follow you *all* around the house if you don't do something about it STAT. Plus you won't have to clean fingerprints off your stainless-steel appliances.

    hand holding the bar stainless star bar of soap shaped stone in a kitchen sink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I just got two more! This product is very useful in the kitchen or the grill. You don't have to wash your hands 10 times before you get rid of the onion smell on your hands." —Rogoltz

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    28. A 10-pack of disposer fresheners to make de-funking that hardworking kitchen help a ball.

    four of the yellow disposer fresher balls on a kitchen countertop
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love these things. The apartment I live in has a disposal and it's rather annoying. These things keep it fresh and clear of any food. I think this product is well worth buying and using. Get a few packs while ordering though, as you could go through them quickly." —Dstroz

    Get it from Amazon for $2.94.

    29. A box of washing machine-cleaning tablets because if you don't clean the thing that cleans your clothes, they'll start smelling a little rank, too.

    person putting a tablet into a front loading washing machine
    Amazon

    Works on top- and front-loading machines.

    Promising review: "Washer started smelling a bit funky several months after we got it. I didn't understand why I couldn't just run bleach in my machine to clean it out occasionally, until I actually ran one of these tablets (free sample with my washer). The key is that the tablet goes in the washer drum, and doesn't dissolve right away. So as the washer runs through several repeated cycles of fill, agitate, and drain — the tablet is still there, sudsing up the water on cycle #2 and #3. If you just put bleach in the soap dispenser, it would all be gone after cycle #1. Also, this gets very sudsy and that probably helps it reach some areas of the machine that would otherwise get touched." —aberson

    Get a six-tablet pack from Amazon for $10.79.

    30. And a box of dishwasher tablets to get rid of residue that ends up creating odor and buildup on your dishes. Turns out, you don't need a new dishwasher, it just needs a proper cleaning.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

    31. A denture cleaner for helping clear up the died drool and other gunk that accumulates over the essential dental helpers.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have tried all the at-home remedies for cleaning the plaque and smell from my Invisalign. I wear mine every night and I swear every morning I have the worst retainer breath. I have pretty good oral hygiene so I was stumped on why my retainers smelled so bad and were hard to clean. I bought this cleaner because to be honest 1. The reviews were good and 2. I couldn't throw down $50 for the name brand Invisalign cleaner. I don't regret my decision at all. This stuff really works!!! I soak my set two times a week and it's exactly what my retainers need. They're super clear and clean. No smells. I even soak the brush I use to clean them in the solution as well. 10/10 totally recommend!" —Courtney

    Get 120 tablets from Amazon for $19.99.

    32. A tonsil stone remover so you can *finally* treat the root cause of your bad breath. This tool has a built-in LED light so you can easily locate the tonsil stone. Plus it also comes with a syringe to help you wash out the pocket the tonsil stone left behind.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm in my early thirties and just started getting tonsil stones. Until a few months ago, I never even knew what these things were! I've been struggling with cotton swabs to fully remove the stones but couldn't get rid of them and they would just come back within the week. I received this and OMFG...best investment ever. No struggle holding my phone as a flashlight while awkwardly posing myself in front of my badly lit bathroom mirror. I sat comfortably at my vanity, used one hand, and removed the whole stone in less than a minute. Why did I not know this was a thing? Why have I been struggling? Get it! Stop struggling, suffering, and awkwardly dealing with this ridiculous condition...trust me." —Wren

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    33. A pack of gas-neutralizing pads to help with your super smelly farts. The antimicrobial activated charcoal pads trap your fart's molecules right where they start.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My significant other has a butt that wants to violently suffocate everyone. This was originally a gag (pun intended) gift but, when used, it actually worked. Most, if not all, of the smell went away with the particularly terrible poots. We joke that we should get some more." —Sunshine

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $12.99.

    34. A toilet decal as a not-so-subtle reminder to practice some bathroom etiquette.

    toilet with seat up that has a decal on it that says put me down
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $1.95.

    35. A Baby Yoda dishwasher magnet to keep the fam on the same page as to if that plate was licked clean or washed clean...very important! No more having to run a second cycle because of someone putting in a dirty plate!

    one side of magnet says clean and other says dirty
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    36. A mountable cat-grooming brush that'll help your kitty get some rubs when your hands are all tied up with other tasks.

    reviewer pic of cat scratching himself on a wall mounted brush
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I got this for my three-legged cat because he can't scratch his left side. He'll be trying to scratch and all you see is his little nub going crazy. I found these and he immediately LOVED it! The expression on his face when he first tried it was priceless. The only downside is that it's possible it'll fall off because it was hard for me to get all pieces of tape to stick on a corner at the same time, but I can always buy more double-sided tape so not a big deal to me. The product is for Floyd, not me, and he's happy, so 5 stars." —Pippa Runs

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    37. 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
    Amazon

    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. My word! It is now fluffy! Highly recommend!" —D Lee

    Get two from Amazon for $5.59.

    38. 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
    Amazon

    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 $8.99.

    39. A set of measurement decals you can glance at rather than googling "how many teaspoons in a tablespoon" for the millionth time. (BTW, the answer is 3. And yeah I had to google that to know what to write.)

    inside of a kitchen cabinet with the decals on it
    She Shed Shananigans / Etsy

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

    40. A sheet of door-dampening bumpers that'll be silent and go unnoticed, much like your deep dive for snacks when the baby's asleep.

    open cabinet door with the bumper on the edge of the cabinet door
    AMazon

    These come with an adhesive back so you can simply peel them off the sheet and stick them on your cabinets. I recently bought them for my slamming kitchen cabinets and they work without drawing attention! I also put them at the top and bottom of my sliding closet doors. I'd like to think my neighbors are very appreciative of my considerate nature!

    Promising review: "Work just as promised. My husband always slams the cabinet doors. It’s been driving me crazy and prompted me to find a solution without reinstalling new hinges. These little pads have reduced the noise by 95%. Love it! Worth every penny. Took me a whole 10 minutes to do my entire kitchen and we have a lot of cabinets. Thanking for giving me my sanity back!" —MeL

    Get 100 clear bumpers and 20 black bumpers from Amazon for $6.99.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $6.99.

    42. 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
    Amazon

    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 $6.98 (also available in five-, ten-, 20-, and 50-packs).

    43. A toothpaste squeezer/stand that'll 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
    amazon.com

    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.

    44. An outlet shelf *just* large enough for your electric toothbrush because your sink doesn't have room for it.

    Amanda / Amazon / Via amazon.com, Amazon Customer / Amazon / Via amazon.com

    FYI, it installs like a regular outlet cover. Of course except with the wonderful shelf. Can also be installed so the shelf is below the outlet.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this thing! I have much less clutter on my sink thanks to this. If there's anyone not sure if it will fit due to an object, all you need is 1.25 inches of space between the edge of your existing outlet plate and the piece of furniture. I have a GFCI with a standard wall plate." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors). And check out a larger outlet shelf.

    45. A pack of cable clips so you can position all your power cords and chargers just as you need them. No more digging through a tangled mess under your desk or behind the TV.

    small circular cord organizers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These cable clips are great. I have several devices that I need to keep charged on a regular basis: iPads, cellphones, etc. So all you need to do is stick the clip to any surface with the sticker-type material on the bottom of the clip and it holds any charging wires perfectly. So once you unplug your phone your charger cable doesn’t fall to the floor." —Boyd

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.95.

    46. A grocery bag carrier — keep it in your car so you can make fewer trips from the driveway to the house with your grocery store haul.

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    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.

    47. magnetic air fryer cheat sheet so you can merely glance at as a kitchen helper instead of scrolling through your Pinterest board for that ONE recipe. 

    Promising review: "Bought an air fryer several months ago which I haven't used a whole lot because it came with only a few recipes but not enough info on other items to cook. The Lotteli cheat sheet gives you cooking times and temperatures for a lot of your common everyday foods in a magnetized easy-to-read, two-sheet combo that fills in where air fryer pamphlet that came with the unit leaves out. I also bought an air fryer cookbook but this only comes with specific recipes, whereas the cheat sheet fills in the void for quick basic needs. Very happy with this purchase! 😁" —B. Frank Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $11.45 (available in two colors). 

    48. A motion-activated toilet light so you won't have to fully disrupt your sleep by turning the overhead light on during a 2 a.m. bathroom trip.

    toilet with half in the daylight and half in the dark with the toilet lit up
    Amazon

    It fits on any toilet bowl, and has 16 colors, five brightness levels, and a 170-degree radius.

    Promising review: "At first I thought that the idea of an illuminated toilet bowl was funny. However, given the choice of an illuminated toilet bowl, turning on the light, or missing, an illuminated toilet bowl is a great idea. This unit is much better than the first I used because there are no suction cups (which never stay attached) and it use AA batteries instead of AAA, and it has a five-level dimmer for middle-of-the-night eye comfort." —William D.

    Get two from Amazon for $19.99.

    49. A set of reusable coffee pods you can fill with your favorite ground brew and then toss in your K-Cup machine like normal. This'll put a halt to tons of plastic pod waste, both for the environment and your fam's monthly budget. Plus, you can actually enjoy that coffee brand that doesn't sell its own K-Cups.

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    Promising review: "These reusable filter cups work PERFECTLY with our Keurig Elite B-40 model. Usually we use K-Cups, but we received a bag of ground coffee as a gift. We attempted to use our old reusable filter cup that we'd had for an old model Keurig, and it just created a mess and left tons of grounds in the cup. Amazon delivered these K & J cups in a day and they solved the problem. The bottom and sides are mesh, which was not true on my old reusable filter cup, and the little lid snaps shut snugly. They come four to a pack, but I don't see using the others until the one I'm using wears out. Very easy to clean also. So happy to find these!!!" —Jamie von Holstein

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    50. A HUGE bundle of hot sauce in case the Sriracha goes MIA from the break room every friggin' day and you're tired of hunting for it.

    packets of Tapato, Cholula, and Sriracha sauces
    Amazon

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $12.47 (includes Tapatio, Cholula, and Sriracha; also available in a 75-pack).

    51. Some minimalist magnetic bookmarks that'll look dang good on the page while being a bit gentler on the page than other metal or plastic bookmarks.

    open book with two of the slim bookmarks on the page
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    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in a variety of color combos).


    52. A mini desk vacuum as a lil' help during requisite tidying breaks.

    small vacuum that looks like a ladybug
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    Promising review: "Great for picking up staples, etc., off of my desk at work!" —Tammy Mahaffey-McFerran

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in four colors).

    53. And a jar of cleaning goo that'll help get down in between your keyboard keys and erase the woes of that grilled cheese you escaped the office to grab and bring back.

    person using the goo to get in between keyboard keys
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    You can also use it on surfaces like car vents, speakers, screens, cameras, etc. JUST NOTE that you should use it to press to clean. Don't leave it on a surface and walk away because gravity will let it sink into grooves and make a mess.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    54. A compact coffee warmer so you won't have to microwave that cup of joe to get it back to the perfect temp it was before you started tackling your inbox.

    black disc-shape coffee warmer with coffee mug on it
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    Promising review: "I often have to leave my desk to visit other departments and hated coming back to cold coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. I especially stopped drinking tea because by the time you let your bag steep, it's cooled down. This product is simple but awesome and it makes me super happy." —marymodern

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    55. A candle wick trimmer to keep your luxury candles in tip-top shape to make them last.

    rose gold wick trimmer used on a candle
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    I have one of these and it is SO handy. 

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    56. A Harry Styles air freshener because, I mean, have you SEEN the Dazed cover? So good. Oh, yeah. And it'll also make your car smell nice.

    a watermelon themed harry styles air freshener
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    GiftsbyElls is a small business based out of the United Kingdom that sells handmade gifts.

    Promising review: "A lovely gift for my Harry Styles obsessed friend — she absolutely loved it! Arrived quickly! Was so great I ordered another!" —jridgill14

    Get it from GiftsbyElls on Etsy for $7.71 (available in 15 scents).

    57. A two-pack of deodorant-removing sponges to rub away those ghostly stains that you ALL TOO OFTEN realize are a thing once you're wearing your dang shirt.

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    Promising review: "I wear black scrubs five days a week. LIFESAVER! Love these so much. Literally just swipe five to six times with dry sponge and it’s like magic. 25 stars!" —JY

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.

    58. And a pill-removing, pumice-esque stone that'll help bring that sweatshirt that's become your WFH go-to back to its near original shape. It's been working hard while you've been working hard. It deserves a makeover!

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    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by hers! She writes: "Like many of you, I've been living in sweats and PJs during this almost-year of WFH full time. And it's made me revisit the state of some of my loungewear. Take for example, this college sweatshirt I wear all the time — as evidenced by the rather EXTENSIVE pilling all over it. So when I saw this pumice-esque sweater stone (it's made from upcycled car windshield glass — how cool is that?!), I decided it was worth the try. We've featured electric pill removers (mostly the fan-favorite Conair one) many times, and they really work. But sometimes you're looking for a little more detail or control — that's where this stone comes in handy. I was able to navigate around the contours of the logo on my sweatshirt with ease, removing pills using the corner or the entire flat bottom in a few quick strokes. It truly took no time at all — the sweatshirt was done in mere minutes. The only thing I would note is that particles do 'fall out' of the stone, so do your pill-removing on a surface that's easy to sweep or vacuum up at the end."

    Get it from Celsious (A Black woman-owned, Brooklyn-based small business) for $17 or from Amazon for $15.95.

    59. A pack of AirPod cleaners because you'll never live down that time your roommate accidentally mistook yours as their own. But they have a point. You should clean your AirPods! You spent so much money on them, might as well keep 'em in working condition for as long as possible.

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker
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    You simply squish the flexible square into your AirPod speaker, peel it off, and gasp in horror at all the ear goop. 

    Promising review: "I never usually write reviews but this is an exception. I've had my AirPods for over a year and when the sound quality was diminishing, I was afraid they had a short life expectancy and I would need to get a new pair! Even after using cotton buds to clean the AirPods out, I thought that was enough until my friend said there's stuff built up and hard to see, but there was nothing able to get it out! Enter this product — it literally took five minutes to clean each ear bud effectively and instantly the sound quality was as good as new! Loud, clear, less trouble connecting to my phone, etc. I really suggest giving this product. You don't need a full square to clean them, so you can pull a piece off or reuse a square with a side you haven't used! SO happy I found a solution!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 24 from Amazon for $15.99.

    60. A waist extender to help you get FAR more use out of those pants you're nervous about wearing to holiday meals because they're right on the cusp of being hard to button up. No need to replace! Be free! Use a waist extender!

    A person zipping up their pants with a waist extender attached to the button
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I do not know how I lived without them. I have saved a bunch on unnecessary alterations." —Gerald Voigt

    Get a five-pack of pants extenders for $6.99.

    61. A peel-off cuticle guard in case you've been using messy paint jobs as your excuse for paying someone else for your manis. Try out this stuff for the fraction of the cost of a trip to the nail salon.

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    Promising review: "If you do nail art or want to perfect your nail polishing skills, this is the product for you. Easy to use, dries sparkly so you know it’s dry, easy peel-off in one piece, and a clean finish. I do a lot of nail art and stamping. Some of the stamping polishes are really hard to get off the cuticle but with this, they come off cleanly. Helps when I do my toes, too, if I get a little messy, the mess comes off with the latex. You can also switch the brush so you don’t waste the bottle when the brush gets clumpy." —Diannah S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    62. A pack of reusable produce-saving bags that can keep your fruits, veggies, and cut flowers fresh for much longer — which means you'll actually get to enjoy them before they go bad.

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    Promising reviews: "We decided to do a little test. One banana in a bag and one out, same location in the kitchen. This was after nine days you can see that’s there’s a distinct difference in the bananas. Amazing product!" —Trio Mum

    "Purchased for my 85-year-old Mom. She complained about throwing out produce because she didn’t use it quickly enough. Her friend at senior living uses these bags and swears by them, said lettuce lasts for a couple of weeks and bananas for up to three weeks. Think they will save her money." —melcat

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    63. A set of TikTok-famous adjustable mug organizers that'll help you better use your kitchen cabinet space *and* also keep your mugs safer since they fit on top of a mug, creating a setup where you can safely stack a second mug on top instead of googling replacements. 

    The round adjustable flat organizers in blue, orange, and black, plus a before and after pic of the mugs unorganized and organized
    Amazon

    Psst — if you want to see them in action, check out this viral TikTok of the mug organizers that's clocked millions of views. 

    Promising review: "I love these cup organizers. I have a small cabinet above where my coffeepot is and these have made it a pleasure to open that cabinet. All cups are organized and easy to get to. They stay right where they should be. No more stacking them inside one another and them falling over when I opened the cabinet. I also use these for some bowls in my dish set. Works great. I just ordered a couple more and I am going to use them for my china cabinet. I wondered when I first bought them because the price was a little high. Worth every penny and more. I can not say enough good about these." —ChefGirl

    Get a set of six (to organize 12 mugs) from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors). 

    64. A container of Museum Gel, which is really just fancy talk for adhesive you can put on the bottom of glass or crystal if you've had to repair or replace a vase thanks to your cats, kids, or earthquakes in the past. Plus, it doesn't leave behind any residue! 

    Psst — people who sell jewelry like rings and want to balance them on a surface for photos also swear by this! 

    Promising review: "Saw this on TikTok and I honestly absolutely love it. I use it to keep my drawer organizers from sliding around. This stuff is amazing and I wish I had known about it forever ago." —Abby

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99