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    Jun 10, 2020

    34 Problem-Solving Products From The Grommet You'll Probably Wish You'd Known About Sooner

    A suction tool to deal with bug bites, moldable glue with tons of handy uses, a portable pressure washer for muddy paws, and lots more super useful things.

    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 bug-bite suction tool made to remove the insect saliva that causes all the irritation and itching so your poor skin can heal faster. It also works on stings!

    the tool being applied to a child's forearm
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Granted...this product does not prevent bites but, for sure, it stops the itch and swelling almost immediately! Mosquitoes love me! I was skeptical and was willing to invest $10 to try The Bug Bite Thing. I now own four and keep them handy. I LOVE them! I highly recommend them!" —CATHERINE

    Price: $9.95 (also available as a three-pack)

    2. A hands-free doggy poo bag holder to make the necessary chore a little bit more pleasant. Now you can stroll carefree for a little bit longer instead of steering your dog to the closest trash can ASAP.

    loop-like keychain attachment to dog leash that holds a dog poo bag
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "These are absolutely great! Bought one for each of my dogs because I knew that one would not be enough (thanks Jake, the super pooper). They are lightweight and I've attached mine with a carabiner so they don't swing around so much when there is a full bag. Glad someone thought of them and they look like Snoopy silhouettes! I think they are well made and will probably last a long time, so you'll get your money's worth." —Lydia

    Price: $8.95 (available in five colors)

    3. An easy-install bidet attachment that'll help you cut down on your TP use and feel cleaner every time you go #2. Plus you won't have to have a pro to install this for you because it's nonelectric.

    toilet with a white rectangular-shape attachment on side with dials and a piece at the top/back of the toilet bowl that sprays the water
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "We gloated oh yes did we. When the COVID-19 TP rush happened, we sat back on our clean derrieres and watched the hordes hoard the toilet paper with such a feeling of accomplishment. Was I psychic or what when I ordered this month before the madness?" —Karen

    Price: $49.99

    Also check out a glow-light bidet attachment and electric bidet toilet seat from the same company.

    4. A pair of pet hair-removing tools you throw in the wash to cut down on one step in your laundry routine. Here's to drastically cutting down on your lint roller use.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I immediately put these to use and find that while not 100% effective in removing pet hair they do remove most of it which thrills me. I have two long-haired cats and am so grateful that I gave these a try and am happy with the job they do." —Janice

    Price: $15

    5. A bacon grease container to pour your drippings into, lest a family member see a regular jar with drippings by the sink and dump it down the drain. Again. Noooooooo.

    The Grommet

    It's BPA-free and can handle hot grease. Plus, the straining lid keeps bacon crumbles out of your stash.

    Promising review: "Can leave out or put in the fridge. I love that's it's a cute container." —Crystal

    Price: $15

    6. A ~discreet~ hair remover with a built-in LED can help you spot any hairs you want to get. Plus it's travel-friendly so you can throw it in with your everyday essentials!

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I found this easy to use. Painless and works great." —pat

    Price: $19.95

    7. A scrubbing brush attachment for your drill/driver to take most of the scrubbing effort away from you. You more or less just have to find something dirty and hold down a button.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I used the drill brushes on our shower and tub recently. What a fantastic job it did. We have some hard water spots on the floor of our tub that I have never been able to clean away. I used a little cleaner and the drill brush and within no time those hard water stains were gone....first time ever! And it saved me a major amount of elbow grease. These drill brushes were a great find." —sherry

    Price: $10.95 (available in three brush types)

    8. A pull-out cabinet organizer that'll help you file away your multitude of (all essential!) spices in a way you can more easily access them thanks to a slim design and pull handles. Grabbing the cinnamon sugar for cinnamon toast just got THAT much easier.

    person pulling one of the organizers with two shelves of spices out of a kitchen cabinet
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "An awesome product. Took a two tiered lazy susan full of spices and made them easily accessible. The tallest items didn’t fit, but there’s plenty of room on the shelf for them with the space saved...Want more!" —Vermontcat

    Price: $29.95 (available in white or black)

    9. A hair-catching TubShroom to neatly fit into your tub drain to prevent nasty monstrous hair tangles and you being ankle-deep in dirty water before you've had your morning coffee. I swear by these bbs!

    white Tubshroom sticking up out of a shower drain while letting water freely drain
    The Grommet

    Just simply wipe off the collected hair after you wash your hair, rinse the Tubshroom if you want, and put it back in place. One will last you a looooong time.

    Promising review: "This product has kept my drains clog-free. Our daughter has long thick hair and would cause the tub drain to become clogged. Since we purchased the drain catcher the problem has been resolved." —Maria

    Price: $12.95 (available in gray or white)

    10. A Stasher silicone storage bag that'll help cut down on your plastic baggy consumption because these bbs can withstand all kinds of wear and tear, sous vide meal prep, and more. Plus they're super easy to clean!

    person closing the silicone bag with baby carrots inside
    The Grommet

    Dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe!

    Promising review: "These are high-quality silicone bags. We have been trying to reduce the amount of disposable plastic we use, and replacing ziplock bags was near the top of our list. We tried a number of silicone bags, and these are by far the best. Because we would like to reuse these as many times as possible the higher quality is worth the higher cost." —Shawn

    Price: $11.95 (available in three colors)

    Also check out the Stasher half-gallon bag, snack bag, or pocket bag.

    11. An adjustable standing desk with four height options to outfit your WFH station to its full potential. Plus you don't have to install anything (and that's always a good thing).

    person on a table with desk lift with laptop on it with room to write on a sheet of paper on surface
    The Grommet

    Spring-assisted lifting mechanism allows you to move from sitting to standing quickly. Plus it holds up to 20 lbs. of weight.

    Promising review: "This standing desk is excellent quality, requires no assembly, and costs less than any other standing desk I've seen. It's so roomy I can perch my papers, coffee, and sometimes dinner on top while I work. It's substantial but not too heavy to relocate easily. Impressive product." —Brooke

    Price: $99.95

    12. Or a collapsible laptop stand – it'll adhere to your computer so no matter where you're typing away you can put things at your perfect angle. And it'll fold up when it's time to close your laptop and take it somewhere else!

    minimalist stand to prop up laptop at an angle
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I use my MacBook Pro 15-inch on my bar height kitchen counter. I’d say I sit there 2+ hours a day. This little device raises the monitor and keyboard nicely. I don’t have to hunch over to see the screen or type. I really love it and would recommend it. Great product!!" —linda

    Price: $20 (available in four colors)

    Also check out a universal foldable laptop stand from the same brand.

    13. An ergonomic spout and handle to make it SO much easier to pour from a mason jar. I can't be the only person who's made a complete mess with such attempts.

    mason jar with liquid with the spout on top and large easy-to-grip handle
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I use my new pitcher every morning pouring cream into my coffee. This is especially helpful because my hands don't work well in the morning. Trying to open up a carton can be challenging. I am so thrilled with your design. Please let me know when I can order a blue one." —Barb

    Price: $21.95 (available in four colors)

    14. A carbon smartphone cleaner that'll wipe away all sorts of smudges without compromising your device with liquid cleaners. Plus one pad is good for 300+ cleaning sessions and it kills bacteria.

    person using a Swiffer-shaped small cleaner to wipe away smudges on a smartphone screen
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I dislike touch screens because they get so dirty but nowadays you can't avoid them. Enter the superhero SmartKlear...problem solved." —Doris

    Price: $14.95 (available in four colors)

    15. A Frywall splatter guard for keeping that bacon grease in the pan where it belongs... instead of all over you and the stovetop you just cleaned this morn.

    red cup-like high walled guard that fits on top of a frying pan
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This splatter guard keeps me from having to wipe the stove top constantly. I couldn't believe how well it works. And you are still able to stir the pan and keep the splatters away. Easy to clean and easy to store. So glad I bought it. Be sure of the size when ordering. I ordered a size too large and had to return it for the smaller size. A very easy process by the way. Would be a great gift." —Tev

    Price: $17.95+ (available in three sizes, three colors)

    16. Sugru moldable glue – it can help you solve all sorts of storage problems around the house by helping you form your own solutions, like a clip for a charging cord that always falls behind your desk or a well-placed hook for an oven mitt that always seems to go missing, to just name a few. Or simply wrap it around a charger cord that gets tugged constantly.

    person wrapping, pressing, then rubbing on red moldable glue over laptop charging cord where it may wear down
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This product works as promised. Very moldable, hardens overnight. I used it to keep a fragile wire from breaking at an insertion point, and it seems, so far, like this is the answer to a recurring issue." —Pamela

    Price: $19.95 (available in two color combos)

    17. A soup-freezing tray that'll help you really take *stock* of your go-to recipes and how you portion 'em out for enjoying later. No, you don't have to eat the same soup three nights in a row!

    two ice cube-like trays with larger portion compartments
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This is something that is not only making it easier to preserve the additional portions I make, but a convenient shape so after the flash freeze I can seal it in sealer bags and stack neatly in my upright freezer. Bottom line, it helps me out since I only make a monthly stock-up grocery run and I can portion easily for even single servings (like soups)." —RMS

    Price: $19.95

    18. A tape measure tool to help you easily measure around corners in a similar fashion as those super pricey laser measures!

    binder clip like metal clip holding a tape measure in place up against a corner inside a cabinet
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "My husband and I have been doing quite a bit of remodeling within our home, and this measuring tool has been a lifesaver. EXACT right on measurements for cutting wood EVERY TIME!! Nice for in the pocket/shirt pocket, ease of use. Craftsmanship is SOLID, not thin or flimsy metal. So glad to have found this product!" —Lisa M.

    Price: $12.95

    19. A weighted couch coaster that'll hang onto your cup of hot coffee while you wait for it to cool or just hold onto your beer while you sit on the edge of your seat during the 90 Day Fiance reunion.

    The Grommet

    Its flexible, durable construction means it'll stay put. Plus it's easy to wipe clean!

    Promising review: "Quality and with the removable inserts, fits most cans, glasses, and/or mugs. Seem to be able to support your drinks safely and within easy reach. Liked the color choices!" —Frank

    Price: $19.95 (available in four colors)

    20. A 360-degree bedsheet holder for keeping your bedding exactly in place. No more waking up from a nightmare thinking you're being made into a human burrito because that fitted sheet popped off in the night. (OK, I can't promise you won't have that nightmare.)

    person pulling down fitted sheet in place with a clip that connects to a band that goes around the edge of the mattress
    The Grommet

    BTW, this works with all bed sizes!

    Promising review: "We tried everything to keep the fitted sheet anchored to the mattress including diaper pins. Nothing worked until we discovered the bed scrunchie! It holds the sheet tight and no unraveling at the corners! Yee hah!" —Ritchie

    Price: $34.95

    21. A three-pack of beeswax wraps you can use to transport food or just keep it fresh instead of what feels like miles of plastic wrap. It'll easily mold however you need it to thanks to the heat of your hands.

    flat beeswax wrap pieces with a slice of bred, cheese, and half a lemon on it
    The Grommet

    Each wrap lasts through 100+ washes.

    Promising review: "I use these every day to take sandwiches and wraps to work. I use them in the fridge for cucumbers and cheese, everything. I am getting other people’s attention and using much less plastic. Love these." —Kim

    Price: $21.95 (available in four patterns)

    22. A motion-activated toilet light so you won't have to turn on the harsh overhead light when nature calls at 3:02 a.m. Here's to finishing up in the wash room and then drifting back to sleep ASAP.

    toilet with purple light inside the bowl
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "When you are a person of a certain age, getting up in the middle of the night becomes commonplace. This makes those incidents much more tolerable." —Gregory

    Price: $12.07

    23. A versatile bag holder to help your purse stay in place while you're driving in the car or give you a serious hand with toting around shopping bags.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "The Handbag Handcuff is one of the best things I have ever bought. It keeps my bag handy and also keeps it from falling on the floorboard if I have to stop quickly when the driver ahead of me decides to make a quick turn and doesn't signal!" —Anne

    Price: $39 (available in seven colors)

    24. A 3-in-1 portable jump starter kit really anyone should have in their car because you never know! With this, you can power vehicles as big as a dieisel truck. Plus it can be recharged 1,000x.

    A flashlight-like device and two plugs under the hood of a car
    The Grommet

    It also provides USB charges and a safety-boosting light, courtesy of a LED torch with four modes, including SOS.

    Promising review: "With the 'COVID-19 stay at home' rule, my battery was dead from lack of use. The Jump Starter has easy-to-understand directions, so I’m proud I jump started a car for the first time. I purchased the Jump Starter in Sept., 2018, and this was the first time I needed it. The Peace of Mind is worth every penny. Thank you for offering an excellent product." —Colleen

    Price: $119.99 (available in black or rose gold)

    25. A puzzle roll-up mat to help you scoot your in-progress work away from the dining room table without displacing anything.

    person rolling up a puzzle on a mat that fits around a cylinder
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but bought it for myself. I inflated the tube, rolled up my puzzle, strapped my straps and stored my unfinished puzzle. Then two weeks later I took it out and unrolled it and my pieces were all in place. Works great." —Teresa

    Price: $24.95

    26. An adjustable julienne slicer that'll do the even cutting for you next time it's your turn to cook dinner. It has two blades and five blades to give ya' options. Plus it's dishwasher-safe!

    person holding the tool over a frying pan while using it to slice mushrooms into the pan
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I love my full size slicer but this little one has sure come in handy. When I don't the large one this meets my needs and gets the job done with little mess to clean up. I love it." —Kathleen

    Price: $43.95

    27. A portable pressure washer to get at those muddy paws from an exuberant afternoon spent at the dog park. Everyone had their fun, now your car won't be a total mess!

    person using the pressure washer to wash off a dog's paw on a sidewalk or driveway
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I keep this in the car. Whenever my water-loving dog comes with me, it's very easy to rinse her off before getting back in the car. Elevating the water container helps add gravity pressure to the pump: I rest it on the hood of my SUV. The person who said they couldn't get it to work must have had a faulty one — I trust return policies are good in that case." —Carol

    Price: $59.95

    28. Heavy-duty scrub gloves you could, yes, use to help clean a horse's beautiful visage, but also to scrub up some house siding or caked-on casserole dishes. These bb's will do the scouring for you.

    person wearing one of the gloves and cleaning a horse's face
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "These gloves are so helpful! Just great for dreaded tasks. Get the bathroom tiles shining with a once-over. Got them for my husband to wash wheels and other tiresome areas of the cars. Perfect for everything we have tried them on! So glad to have them ready to work!!" —Sheila

    Price: $24.95 (available in three sizes)

    29. A retractable telescoping ladder for helping you (safely) reach new heights around the house without worry about storage space. It folds up small enough to fit into a closet!

    The Grommet

    It extends, adjusts, and locks at ladder’s feet; has plastic couplings to keep ladder from leaving marks on walls; made from aerospace engineered industrial-grade aluminum alloy; and has a safety closure system that collapses ladder rung-by-rung.

    Promising review: "I moved into a home with 18-foot ceilings. I was able to confidently put up my wall gallery. The ladder works great and is light enough to carry and compact enough to store in a closet." —PATRICIA A

    Price: $162.99+ (available in three heights)

    30. A travel scarf with a hidden pocket for your passport or other essentials. It's kinda like Mary Poppins' bag but instead it's around your neck.

    person wearing an loop-style scarf around neck and tucking passport into secret pocket in the scarf
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Great for traveling and shopping. Hands-free. The scarf goes with everything. Love it." —Elizabeth

    Price: $49.95 (available in four colors)

    31. Gardening knee pads made to mimic the back of an armadillo so they're super flexible for all the stuff you've gotta do while being super sturdy to block out discomfort from hard surfaces like your patio stones or driveway.

    person wearing the knee pads over jeans and kneeling on concrete beside garden bed
    The Grommet

    These pads are made of a super stretchy knee sleeve you pull into place, then attach the pads to the sleeves. Plus if you're working indoors, the material of the knee pads won't leave behind any marks.

    Price: $36

    32. A magnetized glasses holder that'll clip onto your top right where you need it without leaving behind a mark.

    person placing arm of eyeglasses into a metal holder attached to shirt
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I guess that since this is the second set that I've purchased probably says it all. Actually, I did buy an additional set as a gift about a year ago — so that makes three! Glasses easily fall out of plackets and necklines, but they stay right where you put them with these amazingly powerful magnetic holders." —Brenda

    Price: $10 (available in four styles)

    33. Hypoallergenic wool dryer balls to fluff up your laundry instead of a fabric softener sheet. (FYI, those sheets can leave behind unnecessary buildup on the inside of your machine. These won't.)

    the wool balls with a stack of towels and in a basket
    The Grommet

    They're safe for people who have wool sensitivities because they won't shed on your clothes. Contain no chemicals or artificial fragrances Guaranteed to last for 100s of loads.

    Promising review: "I like these. Definitely takes less time to dry. Just have to get used to making sure to find all the balls after the laundry is done. Sometimes they hide in the clothing or I drop it on the floor." —Valerie

    Price: $12.95+ (available in a three- or six-pack)

    34. A magnetic necklace-clasping attachment so you can finally put on your fave locket without hollering for someone else in the house to help you. This'll be super helpful to anyone, but especially those of us with arthritis or limited dexterity.

    person using attachment to put on their own necklace
    The Grommet

    Hypoallergenic, and nickel- and lead-free.

    Promising review: "I had tried to find something like this but could not find something that was pretty. I have a necklace with a diamond pendant and could not open and close the clasp because it was so small. This solves the problem. I purchased two to use with another necklace if needed. I would definitely recommend this item. It is very pretty." —Joyce

    Price: $19.95 (available in gold or silver)

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