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    31 Products To Help Solve Problems You've Been Putting Off Way Too Long

    What up, fellow procrastinators.

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    1. A natural deodorant that'll ACTUALLY work like it says. Cheers for an aluminum-free formula you can fully switch to with confidence.


    I've been using this stuff for a solid month now. Even though I've been at home considerably more than usual, I've been doing at-home workouts in a sweatshirt, aka Sweaty City. But! I still feel and smell fresh. The formula goes on smooth and a bit creamy, which is wonderful for someone like me who's broken out from deodorants in the past. And as if it couldn't get any better, the brand is switching from plastic to sugarcane packaging to reduce its carbon footprint. I've used a stick made of each material and there's been no difference in experience or quality. Oh, and the smells are divine! They smell much fancier than your average drugstore deodorant. It's also made without parabens, baking soda, or phthalates.

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in seven scents and unscented).

    2. A small but mighty knife sharpener for transforming your lackluster cutters into safer, sharper instruments. No more (dangerously) hacking at a cucumber while wishing you'd sharpened 'em already.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    I'm one of those people who uses the kitchen knives my former roommates left behind. (Cue the gasps.) And I love this sharpener! I read the reviews, fell for it, and put it in several stories. Then I spent as much money on it as I've paid for a fancy coffee drink. It's called investing, folks. It whipped my leftover knives into shape by running them through the notches a few times, which is incredibly easy to do and way less intimidating than those sharpening rods you see in cartoons. ALSO, cutting with a dull knife is extremely dangerous! Stay safe out there, folks.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in three colors).

    3. A hair-finishing stick (aka, styling product on a mascara-like wand) you can use to swipe all the baby hairs back into your ponytail. No more having to use *all* of those stylish hair clips you get in the pack at once. It's a LEWK, but something you shouldn't have to resort to!

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Sarah Han loves this thing. Here's what she has to say about it:

    "That's my hair right there! As you can see, it really picks up all of the annoyingly too-short hairs near the nape of my neck that I can't gather into a high ponytail or bun. (Don't mind the remaining front-framing wispies in the "after" photo — those are there on purpose!) There is one main caveat though: I only use it if I know I'll be washing my hair either that night or the next, since it does still ~stiffen~ the areas of hair I use it on — but it's better than hairspray, in my opinion *and* the reviewer's opinion down below. Some reviewers say that they can just brush the gel out, but I'd prefer to just wash it out."

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A mug warmer because you know that you should sip your tea faster but you get distracted so easily. No need to walk to the microwave for a refresh with this bb.

    A mug sitting on top of the Mr. Coffee mug warmer, which looks like a thick coaster.  There's also a spoon and a tea bag sitting on an actual coaster right beside it. This warmer is sitting on a desk.

    Promising review: "It's going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer and I felt I needed to let everyone know that this is the best coffee warmer I've gotten. I work from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it is on the entire time, five to six days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature — not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I've purchased. The 60-inch cord is long enough to go across my large desk. The hot plate is 3.25 inches in diameter, making it the right size for even my large-bottomed coffee mug. The entire warmer is 5.2 inches by 8.6 inches, so it's not cumbersome having it sit on my desk. This was a great purchase. I'm glad I got it." —Christin Fern

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. Bottle-cleaning tablets to rejuvenate the inside of your travel mug that currently looks like it's caked in mud thanks to your beloved coffee. Seriously, it's time to stop averting your gaze from its gross inside. These tablets fizz up and renew the look of your container.

    Promising review: "I tried one of these in an old travel coffee mug that isn’t 'dishwasher-safe.' I wash it by hand, but I can never get rid of the brown coffee stains on the inside. Holy cow, did this stuff make a difference! The inside of the mug basically looks brand new. I think they’re a little expensive for what they are, but I can’t argue with the results." —David M

    Get a box of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    6. Death Wish Coffee (yep, that's the name!) that'll make you scarily alert in case you find yourself chugging the regular stuff to keep your heavy eyelids open and operating.


    Your caffeine content will still depend on how you brew, but if you use these beautiful beans you'll get about 660 milligrams per 12 fluid-ounces.

    Promising review: "OK folks, words of warning....if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or single-handedly raising the Titanic; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (also available in whole beans, K-cups, and canned cold brew).

    7. Or an "ultra coffee" concentrate in case you'd rather just add water (and milk, in case you take it that way) for a quick, delicious caffeinated that is waaaay effective.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    This stuff is super new to the market and is 20x more concentrated than regular coffee. So if you always have to go for a second or third cup in the morning then you could use this stuff. I'm currently working my way through a bottle of this magic stuff and it's sooo tasty. It's made of *just* organic coffee and water. I drink my coffee black and can vouch that the FLAVOR of this is fantastic.

    Get a bottle from Jot for $24 (enough for one cup a coffee a day for two weeks; also available in other quantities and on a subscription model for a discount).

    8. A brow-volumizing gel to give you some definition and color without major artistic skills. (I hear the cries of the folks who've had zero success with pencils.)


    About a year ago when I went into a Benefit studio for brow tinting/shaping for a tropical vacay (which is a great idea, BTW), I got talked into buying a tube of this stuff and have sworn by it ever since. "Volumizing" can be a little scary to some when it comes to eyebrows, but this formula is wet enough to make it easy to work with, but it's also impactful to feel like a feel swipes gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

    Get it from Sephora for $14 (available in 10 shades).

    9. Indoor plant-food spikes so you can FINALLY feel like an adequate plant parent. You spent way too much on it at the farmers market anyway and are determined to help this one thrive. This is the year that we don't kill off every houseplant!

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this fertilizer for 10 days. And now I can see the plant’s deference! It’s resurrecting, isn’t it? I’m very happy!

    -Third week now. Getting better and better!!! —MARY H.

    Get a 48-pack from Amazon for $2.24.

    10. A bidet attachment that'll make you rue the day (or ALL the days) you've spent hunting for TP lately and then stood in line at the store with a GIANT package of toilet paper. Let's cut down on that, OK?


    Promising review: "10/10 stars! Easy to install, looks cute in my bathroom, and my butt has never been cleaner. I laughed until I cried the first time I tried it because of the surprising sensation. Now I’m recommending a Tushy to everyone I know!!" —Whitney B.

    Get it from Tushy for $89 (available in nine color combos).

    11. A dishwashing spray for anyone without a dishwasher (or even with one!) who wishes they could just close their eyes and have someone scrub at baked-on gunk. Ok, this won't scrub for you but'll make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!


    I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well.

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    12. An odor-neutralizing candle made for pet-filled homes because those normal candles just are NOT cutting it no matter how many times you clean and spray freshener. It'll even neutralize the smell of roasting brussels sprouts in a tiny apartment, I know this.

    Pet House

    I've owned several of these soy candles (soy candles burn slower, FYI) and continue to love them over all other candles. Read all about why I love them more than any other candles in our review of One Fur All Pet House Candles.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in many scents).

    13. A trio of simmer sauces no one will be able to tell are keto- or paleo-friendly unless you tell them. These'll be easier and better than than finally getting around to making all these sauces from scratch like you've been swearing you'd learn how to do in 2020.


    They're also made of non-GMO ingredients. Each sauce includes a 10-minute recipe on the back for something that rivals your go-to takeout. The Thai Coconut Sauce and Lemongrass Basil are some of my faves. Additionally, if you want to cut out one more prep step, they're also sold with protein on other retailers. Cheers to a scrumptious WFH lunch!

    Get three sauces for $15 from Amazon (available in a variety of sauce combos).

    14. Or a grocery delivery with 10-minute recipes tailored to your dietary needs/wants because you've been meaning to do so more research into buys that don't have artificial sweeteners, colors, or preservatives. But that sounds like a whole lotta work. Let Hungryroot do it for ya.


    Lots of people use this service to do ALL of their groceries, while others use it to take care of a lot of their weekly grocery haul. Food options vary week by week but you can expect the likes of Banza pasta, a rainbow veggie mix, an ancient grain pancake mix, cauliflower linguine, The Beyond Burger, spinach feta turkey patties, a lemon artichoke quinoa cup, and more.

    Check out pricing and take a quiz for a delivery suggestion at Hungryroot here.

    15. Affresh 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.

    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.

    16. A storage shower curtain liner with mesh pockets that'll finally help prevent all those mid-shower product avalanches from when the body wash slips from the tub corner. I should know — I own it, and this is my shower!

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Yep, I have more than a dozen products in my shower at any given time. And I am the only person who uses it! Toiletries dry very quickly in this bb and are also very easy to spy (as you can see) when you're all bleary-eyed in the morning thanks to the mesh material.

    As for cleaning, I just use the bleach spray that I use on my shower. I'm not the best at cleaning on the reg, so it may get a little grosser than if it were in the possession of a neat freak. But it's only gotten gross enough to replace ~once a year.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    17. A password log you can use so you can easily access all those streaming service passwords that are vital to your life. *Plus* you can update them every few months accordingly in one fell swoop bc ~security~.


    (P.S. What a great place to store your dumb ex's streaming logins.)

    Promising review: "I finally have all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers, service providers, etc. all in one place. No more sticky notes and little pieces of ripped paper or resetting my passwords all the time to only forget and reset them again. It offers the best layout and amount of information I can log and hasn't disappointed me yet. I love it! This little book is a perfect solution to organizing such info all in one place. You can even store internet service info for easy reference." —Elizabeth R.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    18. A wine filter you can swish in your glass to help combat the sulfites and histamines in that delicious glass, aka the stuff that can give you a wicked hangover. Wine is so good! I want you to be able to have a glass or two without feeling gross after. No need to shotgun a pizza (unless you want!) just to balance out those two glasses.


    Promising review: "Love how well they work and how portable and convenient they are! I could not drink any wine for years due to the histamines and sulfates in wine causing sinus headaches and nausea the next day and made me feel hungover from one glass. So happy I found this product and can enjoy wine again without any allergy symptoms, headaches, sinus issues, nausea or allergy hangovers! This is the best by far! You must try it! You will be so happy you did!" —KW

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. And a wine subscription that'll help you discover new bevs delivered straight to your door because you've been meaning to branch out a while need someone to guide you. Zoom happy hours are about to get tastier.

    @winc / Via

    And right now you can get $20 off your first box! Or you can just buy wine by the bottle with lots of options like organic, low-sulfter, sustainable, vegan, low-alcohol, and more!

    Sign up at Winc here.

    20. A nail-strengthening cream for anyone who's been meaning to do something about their thin or brittle nails...or is taking the time rn to give themselves a break from acrylics. This is pretty low-effort and incredibly affordable., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this to help strengthen my nails. I have been applying it to my nails and cuticles three to four times per day and at night before bed. I kid you not: I woke up with my nails extremely harder and I just couldn’t believe it. My nails haven’t been this strong for a very long time. I can only imagine with overtime usage on how much longer my nails will get." —Vee Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    21. Acne patches here to help get at those blemishes without scarring or drying out the skin surrounding them. (AKA, they *gently* draw out the gunk.) Where were these when I was in middle school?

    Promising review: "These are the best. I’m 65 years old and still experience frequent breakouts. Pop on one of these and your zit heals in half the time. The package has several different sizes so you can use really small ones for average pimples or in small areas like the tip of your nose. It also comes with big ones for those zits that look like a light in the middle of your forehead. They’re practically invisible so you can wear them during the day. I prefer to put them on at bedtime and they pull the out the gunk." —Terry L. Burgess

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.50.

    22. A pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner to remove all sorts of stubborn rings that've been staring at you every time you're in the washroom. Nope, you do NOT need a new toilet. Your OG just requires some zhuzhing.

    Promising review: "OMG!!! It works!!! After having this toilet buildup I gave up on everything, but I saw that this product 'worked' and decided to give it a try... with a little elbow grease and some music blasting in the background I managed to remove it all!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I was so embarrassed when company came over and would see that, not no more... yay!!!" —Asdrubal Orantes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    23. Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver that'll do a far better job of clearing your bathroom or kitchen drains than the super well-known brand you usually grab.

    a green bottle with two openings with twist-off caps at the top of it.

    My bathroom sink tends to stop up far too easily and this does a drastically better job of clearing the gunk than Drano or Liquid Plumber. I also love that it's non-corrosive (I live in a pre-war apartment building with old pipes) and odorless (no one loves feeling like a bug being fumigated in their own home)!

    Promising review: "OK... So I have to do a little review on this product BECAUSE I have had a stopped-up kitchen sink and have LITERALLY tried EVERYTHING down to the industrial products with NO luck. I decided to go on Amazon and read a few reviews. This is the one I decided to go with. I only used one chamber, let it sit for an hour, and then used boiling water. My sink is NO LONGER stopped up!!! I saved a plumber bill and this was $11.97. HUGE win for this woman!!" —Tabpeach

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    24. A biotin shampoo in case you've been thinking about how it looks like more and more hair ends up in the shower drain. This stuff is formulated to 1) of course, clean your hair and 2) help set your hair up for lusher success. Also, the reviews mention it works on multiple hair textures!

    Promising review: "This shampoo is like NOTHING I've ever tried in the past. The way my 4C hair turns out after using this is INCREDIBLE. It's soft, easy to comb, and super manageable. I've been using it for two years!" —Jae

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (cruelty-free).

    25. A ~ghost-like~ Squatty Potty because, uh, you'd like things to go much smoother than they have been during recent bathroom sessions. This stool better aligns your colon for a comfier, more efficient time. Now this is a haunting you want!


    ICYMI, this product first became famous when it appeared on Shark Tank. And people at BuzzFeed adore it. Check out our review of the Squatty Potty.

    Get it from Amazon for $77.40.

    If you're thinking "THIS MUCH FOR A POOP STOOL?!" then no problem. There are *much cheaper* versions, like the original for $24.99 (four colors) or a nice teak version for $65.68.

    26. Poo-Pourri to once and for all help you combat smells in your shared bathroom. You simply spray beforehand and create a barrier between odors in the water and the air. Once you use this stuff, you won't be able to go back.


    This stuff WORKS. Trust me. Once you start using it you'll be hooked!

    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves." —Supa D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75 (available in several sizes and scents).

    27. Adorable bag clips to help keep your snacks in pristine condition 'til you're ready to dig in again. No more telling yourself those potato chips are gonna go stale if you don't finish them in one sitting (yes, I am speaking to myself).


    Promising review: "At last, the cute bad-habit enablers That I was waiting for! Every so often I have an open bag of snacks upstairs, that I would rather not take downstairs before sleeping, and these adorable little critters will hold the bag securely and look good doing it!" —Barb S.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $7.95.

    28. A memory foam seat cushion with cooling gel to make your car seat or desk chair bearable, nay, comfy(?!) for longer stretches of time. Your poor behind and lower back will thank you.

    Promising review: "Are you KIDDING ME??? This is the best dang thing that has happened to my butt since Mama rubbed it with Johnson's Baby Lotion! The cushion keeps its form and is so comfortable! I grabbed it on a whim, when I was about to drive on a two-hour car drive...what a world of difference this cushion was....I could actually stand up out of the car, without unfolding myself, when I got to my destination. Do yourself a favor and get one of these!" —Cbkirkland

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    29. And a memory foam orthopedic knee pillow in case you can only get to sleep starting on your side but have chronic pain. This cushion can help put everything in alignment.

    Promising review: "Bought this knee pillow on a whim and regret not purchasing it sooner. I suffer from lower back pain due to a herniated disk and only feel comfortable sleeping on my side. Beforehand, only using pillows I'd find that they were a bit too 'fluffy' and wouldn't hold form, compressing overnight, and causing me to wake with lower back pain from time to time. This product has helped tremendously. It doesn't compress very much whilst sleeping and I find myself to wake up feeling more refreshed with little to no lower back pain. 5/5" —Zed R.

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95.

    30. A pack of light-dimming stickers because you need to be able to see the time with your eyes open, but not feel like a laser is boring into your eyeballs when you're trying to get some sleep. You always forget about the problem 'til you put yourself to bed. Here's to solving it and then forgetting it was a thing in the first place.


    Promising review: "My wife hates all my gadgets in our room and how they do an excellent job at lighting it up. Between the constantly flashing red, blue, and green LEDs, it was hard for her to fall asleep and stay asleep causing some not-so-nice mornings if you know what I mean. LightDims were an inexpensive impulse purchase because hey why not? It may compel my wife to stop complaining and actually get some peaceful sleep. Well I'm glad to announce, LightDims did the trick! I'm still able to monitor device activity at a glance, without putting on a personal light show in the room. The LightDims adhere strongly, comes in various shapes and sizes for convenience. It seem like they'd remove easily although who would want to? I'd definitely recommend LightDims to anyone for use on all their devices!" —A. Williams

    Get a sheet of more than 100 stickers of varying shapes and sizes Amazon for $5.48. These larger dimming sheets from Amazon are $8.79 for two 6-by-3-inch stickers and work wonders if you're trying to cover a larger surface area, like a clock face.

    31. A fabric defuzzer to bring your go-to sweater back to a suitable state. Oh, and it'll also de-pill your super comfy couch that you snagged for a steal on Craigslist a few years back.

    It has three settings so you can control as you go.

    Promising review: "I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

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

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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