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    39 Products Under $10 To Help You Fix Stuff Instead Of Buying Replacements

    From the perfect pair of black jeans that've gone gray to your rental's oven that seems to have three decades of gunk inside, we're here to help.

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    Perhaps you, too, have fallen into a YouTube rabbit hole of frugal bloggers, and have heard the phrase “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” BUT the hardest part of that can easily be the "make it do" when something is broken and you're unsure of how the heck to repair it.

    You're not alone! Sometimes googling how to repair that thing you're trying to mend reveals that you need to buy another thing to do the task. Or buying a cheap thing you can use to fix it (and then fix many other things after!) can make your repair much less daunting. I get it and have even used a ton of these things below to do all kinds of repairs! I want you to fix the stuff that you love and save some cash in the meantime. (I'm forever telling my friends to do this.) So without further ado....

    Here are the things that'll help you fix stuff you already own:

    1. Wood polish and conditioner that'll revive all sorts of wood surfaces and furniture in your home. Reviewers have used them to zhuzh up front doors, kitchen cabinets, wood floors, wood furniture, and just about any other wood surface. FYI, replacing kitchen cabinets can get up into the TENS of THOUSANDS of dollars. So this bb is def worth a go.

    2. A water mark removing cloth that could also do wonders on the nail polish remover you dribbled down your nightstand two years ago and has made it a curbside contender. Let it stay awhile with this magic-working wipe.

    3. A handy lil' knife sharpener I can personally vouch for because it transformed a drawerful of leftover roommates' knives into sharp specimens that make meal prepping go so much faster. No need to buy a knife set. Make do with what you have!

    4. A fume-free oven cleaner to revive an oven that you thought was too far gone. Sometimes you can't replace an oven because you're renting! (Or, bc budget!) Clean it with this and then use that oven!!

    5. Needle-nose pliers that, if you don't already have a pair in your tool bag, you absolutely need. A pair like this is my most-used hand tool thanks to their nimble ability to bend things gently, like warped earring hooks, Christmas tree ornaments, and just about anything else that needs some detailed handiwork.

    6. A holy grail soft cleanser to help you *easily* erase all those gray and rusty stains on household surfaces you came to term with years ago. Reviewers detail reviving grimy flatware, shower doors, porcelain sinks, and even stainless-steel fridges that were on their last leg (when it came to looks anyway)!

    7. Goo Gone for making all sorts of sticky messes you've resigned to living with disappear — including that old magnet that fused with your rental apartment's fridge (me) or stickers fused with garage door windows (my friend who just bought a house). Seriously though, this stuff is MAGIC for anything you've considered tossing thanks to a sticky mess.

    8. A rust-removing spray to work wonders in neglected showers, minus the elbow grease. Spray it on a rusted surround, leave the room, and come back to diminished stains you can easily wipe away instead of shopping around for a new surround.

    9. A brown sugar saver disguised as an adorable terra cotta bear that'll keep your brown sugar from going rock solid. OK, so you're not *repairing* your baking ingredient per se, but it'll sure keep you from replacing that formerly rock-hard block of sweet.

    10. Water bottle-cleaning tablets to rejuvenate the inside of your reusable water bottle that currently looks like it's caked in mud thanks to your beloved coffee. These tablets fizz up and renew the look of your container so you keep on using that tumbler and enjoy that positive impact on the environment (and your pocketbook).

    11. A pumice stone that'll scrub away hard water marks and all kinds of nastiness. Nope, you do NOT have to replace the old toilet in your new place. You're already paying so much for the move! Spend an Alexander Hamilton on this.

    12. Indoor plant food spikes to turn that plant bb's frown upside down... and yours too! You spent way too much on it at the farmer's market anyway and are determined to help this one thrive. RIP to all the plants before it.

    13. A makeup brush cleanser because you and I both know you're not washing your beauty tools as frequently as you should. (Same.) Turns out, they aren't prime for a replacement, they just need a thorough wash.

    14. A container of silver-polishing wipes that may just convince you to take out those heirloom pieces you've been ignoring and considering passing onto another family member. Clean them up and start using them so your loved ones can enjoy them long after you're gone too. Reviewers also love it for jewelry!

    15. A special brush to keep your dryer's lint trap clear of debris and make drying cycles/the appliance more effective for longer. If your stuff is coming out wet, you may need one of these. It's so much cheaper than a pro repair!!

    16. A bottle of dye for reviving your black jeans that've been looking a little more gray as of late. Keep wearing those perfectly worn-in jeans without screaming I LIVE IN THESE or bothering with hunting down another pair.

    17. And a jean button replacement kit in case the problem with your go-to pair is actually the hardware. Yes, $7 for a one-time fix can feel steep. But y'know what's steeper? Finding another pair and then paying for 'em.

    18. Charcoal inserts that'll be worth a try to de-funk those favorite flats of yours you can't throw in the wash but have been stinking up the mudroom.

    19. A hard-water booster for your dishwasher that'll finally get your Pyrex bowls that you thought were donezo looking normal again. You and I both know those bowls are the best, despite your home's hard water.

    20. And cleaning tablets you can toss in your dishwasher to help make that $$$ appliance work so much better than as of late.

    21. Magic Erasers that'll just, (UGH they're so good), revive most anything around your home. Use it on a grungy tub, marks on walls, sneaker soles, wooden outdoor furniture you thought was trash, so. Many. Things.

    22. A millipede-like hair remover with more than 4k hooks and loops to ensnare all that hair down there and save ya' a drain replacement or costly visit from the plumber.

    23. A container of fabric glue – it come in handy for folks who find holes in their clothes but don't know how to sew (though it's not as hard as you'd think!).

    24. A wine stain remover for undoing that wine spill from that 90 Day Fiance reveal on your ~nice~ blanket you keep thrown on your couch. No need for it to use its glamorous status.

    25. Grandma's Secret, an under-the-radar solution with serious stain-removing prowess — like, cleaning pen from a white leather couch.

    26. A set of stainless steel underwires for resurrecting that bra that you thought met its demise in the wash back to working order. OK you're supposed to hand-wash bras, but just this one time you threw it in the wash and :(.

    27. A flexible cable saver that'll help you hold your charging cables together, lest you foot the bill for a new one AGAIN.

    28. A nail polish thinner to help you make the most out of those tiny bottles of lacquer that seem to dry up in the most inconvenient times.

    29. Bra bands that can easily add some extra space to your trusty underthing you aren't quite ready to part with. Bras are incredibly expensive, and these aren't!

    30. A polishing cloth for making your silver jewelry you keeping "forgetting" to clean sparkle as intended. You deserve to actually wear and enjoy your nice things.

    31. Heel cap covers to cover exposed nails (y'know, that guilty party for clicking and clacking) so you can keep wearing your fave heels without footing a big bill at the shoe repair.

    32. And a shoe repair kit for anyone who wears down their heels like it's their job. With some online instruction, you can do the task yourself instead of taking it to the repair shop.

    33. A fabric shaver you can take to the couch you've had for a few years and still love, even though you don't love those pills it's accumulated. And then you can use it on all your sweaters and coats!

    34. Mink oil for waterproofing and preserving those perfectly worn-in boots that've gotten significantly worse looking for wear. Revive them with this $3 buy and make your feet *and* wallet jump for joy.

    35. An eyeglasses repair kit with tons of screws, nose pads, specialty tweezers, and just about everything else to fix that pair that's been just about everywhere with you but you don't want to replace just yet.

    36. A similar earring repair kit that'll let you keep wearing your faves instead of replacing them, even if they were only a few bucks. (Cue to me clicking Add to Cart bc I have a pair of Alexis Bittar earrings that need a new earring hook.)

    37. A headlight restoration kit that, judging from all the reviewer pics, will most definitely be worth a stab before you drop your car off at the shop to replace your hazy (and dangerous!) headlights.

    38. All-purpose super glue you can keep on hand for shoe emergencies, like when my metal toe cap fell off a pair of flats during a lunch break stroll.

    39. A sewing repair instructional book and a simple sewing kit so that pile of clothes in your laundry room you need to take to the tailor disappears.

    You bringing the "make it do" into action:

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