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    Apr 4, 2020

    28 "Shark Tank" Products That'll Actually Help Make Your Life A Little Easier

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    1. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to revive the look (and taste!) of the stainless-steel thermos you use every dang day but aren't so great at washing like you should. (Guilty as charged.)

    REI

    Promising review: "I wanted to get these based on the before/after picture of the thermos but didn't think it would actually work aswell as shown. I used on a Hydroflask that had been stained black from years of coffee. After letting it sit overnight it was perfectly silver inside — just like the day I bought it! I used just-below boiling water. Worked like magic!" —Autumn

    Get 12 tablets from REI for $8.

    2. A Drop Stop car seat gap filler that'll help you say buh-bye to lost change, french fries, and even dropped phones.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "This is my second gap filler set, which I’m gifting to my daughter. I no longer have to worry about dropping something in between my seat and the center console! It fits snugly and stays in place in my Honda Pilot. No problem with the seatbelt." —ErinPz

    Get two from Bed Bath & Beyond or The Container Store for $19.99.

    3. A Squatty Potty which, if you don't already know what it does, helps position your body in a way that'll feel more natural for your colon and, therefore, make going no. 2 easier. (More or less.)

    Target

    Promising review: "I purchased this out of desperation during my pregnancy and it has been a game-changer for me! Yes, it's sort of ridiculous and funny but it stores nicely under the toilet and has made the bathroom issues associated with pregnancy so much easier." —DM

    Get it from Target for $24.99 (7" or 9" versions; also available in an adjustable 7"-9" convertible, 7" curved, 7" portable, flippable 7"-9" bamboo versions).

    4. A Rapid Ramen Cooker that'll transform a brick of noods into the base for a delish meal in just three minutes in the microwave! Calling all college students....

    Target

    Promising review: "Instructions are embossed in the bottom of the bowl so if you lose the box, you have the instructions with you. My microwave at home is stronger than our microwave at work, but it does cook fast and super easy to use. I tried using other containers and this is the best so far. Evenly cooks the noodles, no mess, one vessel to clean." —ewilson808

    Get it from Target for $3.99.

    5. Scrub Daddy sponges who, if you're a frequent BuzzFeed Shopping reader, you'll recognize as the hardest lil' worker in anyone's kitchen.

    Scrub Daddy

    Promising review: "Have used for years. Scrub well and come clean in the dishwasher to start fresh." —Kaycab

    Get a three-pack from Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99 or a pineapple-scented six-pack from QVC for $17.86.

    Check out the many, many Sponge Daddy products on Bed Bath & Beyond.

    6. A Smart Cart rolling bag for helping you tote all sorts of groceries in its *water-resistant* structure and then you can fold it down once you're done for easy storage in your car's trunk.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "Purchased over a year ago, it has become one of my most useful and helpful items. Big enough to fit a case of wine and still easy and light to maneuver. Used for a fairly short distance between my car and my apartment, but I find it quite sturdy. No more struggling to carry all my groceries in one trip by loading up my arms. This little guy makes it easy." —Vwgurl

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $34.99 (also in black; a bigger version in black or red for $43.99.

    7. Wondercide Spray that'll serve as a naturally derived alternative to your pet's monthly treatments because fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are horrible! Your pet doesn't need to speak human words to tell you that!

    Wondercide

    Promising review: "My poor old cat's been ransacked by fleas for months; it's been hard to keep them under control, and regular medicines seemed to start losing their effectiveness after a while. When I heard about this product, I had to give it a try. So far, it's been working wonders. Using it regularly around the apartment, I've seen fewer and fewer fleas, and there's been no bad effects on her either. I'd recommend that anyone who's at their wits end with fleas should give this a fair try!" —Amber H.

    Get it from Wondercide for $12.99+ (available in four sizes and four scents).

    8. A Q-flex acupressure tool ready to step in for your normal massage therapist. After all, no matter how many times you try to convince your puppy to walk across your back, it's just cute instead of providing some relief.

    Q flex

    This is a self-acupressure device designed to help you relieve pain points in hard-to-reach places.

    Get it from Q Flex for $24.95.

    9. Vibes earplugs to help protect your hearing at that big music festival by blocking out the decibels, but not the music! I recently used these at an EDM show where the music was so loud, my arm hairs were vibrating.

    The Grommet

    My friend (who has tinnitus) also went to that FIVE-HOUR-LONG EDM show with me and said that her ears felt normal afterward too. The other two people with us did not wear ear plugs and had ringing ears the next day. So these WORK. They come in a tiny case that'll fit your pocket, so I often carry them around even when I have no plans on seeing a show. Plus! Lots of reviewers with sensory issues (or family with sensory issues) mention successfully using them to help address that.

    Get them from The Grommet for $23.95.

    10. A PullyPalz pacifier holder you can attach to a stroller or baby carrier to hopefully save you some grief from retrieving pacifiers from the ground.

    PullyPalz

    Get it from Mommy Paradise for $18.98.

    11. A Beard King trimmings catcher that'll make cleaning the bathroom sink SO much easier if you can convince your currently bearded bae to actually use it.

    OpenSky

    Get it from OpenSky for $26.24. And check out different sizes/colors on Beard King.

    12. A Stasher reusable silicone bag that's actually *airtight*, so you won't want to throw it away after a few uses like so many you've tried before. (You can even throw it in the dishwasher and microwave — the dream!)

    Target

    FYI, it's self-sealing and non-plastic. It's also free of BPA, PVC, and latex.

    Promising review: "I love my Stasher bags! They're great for keeping my phone sand-free at the beach, saving my cut-open avocados from browning, and storing everything from food at home to snacks on the go to markers to toiletries when traveling. My kids love to have their school lunch items in these cool bags, too! They go with me in my purse daily, on day trips and on vacations! So easy to wash in the dishwasher or by hand and store with the seal open when not using them." —marymary

    Get the shown sous vide–friendly bag from Target for $19.99, sandwich bag for $11.99, and snack bag for $9.99.

    Also check out a two-pack of pocket bags from The Grommet for $13.99 or a stand-up bag from REI for $19.95.

    13. A tube of Nerdwax because think of all the times you could put toward saving the world by *not* having to scoot your glasses up the bridge of your name a million times a day.

    Nerdwax

    Get it from Nerdwax for $9.99.

    14. Safe Grabs silicone mats for putting a safe barrier between hot things and important stuff, like your hands, in so many situations.

    QVC

    Promising review: "I bought these when they first came out as a two-pack without the scalloped edges. I use them mostly under my food in the microwave to grab onto my soup bowl or whatever is in there. I have used the smaller one as a cover occasionally. I really like them as they work beautifully. I know there are imitations out there that you can buy at a store that sells gadgets or whatever, but they do not withstand the heat like these do. I would recommend." —Janinct

    Get a three-pack from QVC for $14.98 (available in three colors).

    15. The Spatty and Spatty Daddy spatulas – they're flexible enough to help you get the dregs of that luxury conditioner out of the container you got as a free sample at Sephora and have sworn by ever since.

    Spatty

    Get a two-pack from Spatty for $9.99.

    16. Eco Nuts, aka laundry soap berries, as an eco-friendly, biodegradable alternative to the cleansing goo (or powder) your family members who have sensitive skin will be so grateful you switched to using.

    @econuts / Via instagram.com

    Promising review: "Tried a different brand first - didn’t form suds at all. This brand works quite well in combination with other natural products too (vinegar, no chlorine bleach, etc.) I’m a fan every since a neighbor left a pouch in our community washer, and I used by accident. Tried one brand, and quickly moved to this one. I’ve been hooked since!" —Margaret

    Get a 6.5 oz box (good for 100 loads) from Bed Bath & Beyond for $10.99.

    17. A Frywall that'll fit around your pan and contain popping oil or spillover while you work on the house special.

    The Grommet

    BTW, it's BPA-free, FDA-compliant, heat-resistant up to 450 degrees F, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Frywall, where have you been all my life? I wish I had found this product years ago! I can now cook bacon in my cast iron skillet and the grease doesn't splatter all over my stove. Amazingly simple to use and clean. 5 stars doesn't seem like enough, I give it 10. A must have for anyone who frys/sautes anything in a pan. Love it!!" —Erica

    Get it from The Grommet for $17.95+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    18. InstaFire, an eco-friendly fire starter, so you'll be set even if you don't remember how to build a campfire from back in your Girl Scout days. (OK, I could if I had to.)

    Lowe's

    Promising review: "Put a pile (full packet) of this under three 5-inch logs and it had no problem. No kindling, no other help, just the logs. All logs burning in minutes. Photo is about five minutes in. What I really liked is the ease of lighting compared to fire starter logs. Two seconds with the lighter and it was lit. I own a vacation rental where I provide starter logs but these will be replacing them. Heck, they are cheap, see for yourself." —Jimbo

    Get it from Lowe's for $1.98.

    19. An Enso Ring silicone wedding band to wear while you're out and about doing stuff where you don't wanna wear your *real* band (like the playing at the beach, hiking, woodworking, etc.)

    Enso

    Promising review: "My husband's fingers swell and wasn't loving wearing his actual wedding band. We love Enso rings because the metallic finish looks like the real deal, yet is so much more comfortable! While they have ripped, Enso was very quick to replace — just had to take a picture and submit to customer service." —Angela S

    Get them from Enso rings for $29.99+ (available in a variety of sizes an colors).

    20. A Thompson Tee sweat-proof undershirt that'll cost ya' thanks to fancy features like built-in sweat-absorbing pads. But you know what else costs ya'? Pit stains.

    T Thompson

    Promising review (for men's original fit crewneck): "Before I found Thompson Tees, I only wore white or black dress shirts because they did not show sweat as much as other shirts. Now I can wear any color!" —Jason L

    Get them from Thompson Tee: men's shirts for $27.99 (four styles and sizes XS-3XL) and women's shirts for $27.99 (three styles and sizes XS-2XL)

    21. ReadeREST magnetic glasses holders – they can clip onto any of your shirts without leaving behind any damage, lest you forget another pair of reading glasses on a table. Somewhere....

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I have ordered these three times. So many people have asked me about them. I tell them they are great! Forget pushing your glasses on your head or hooking them in your shirt. This is the ticket!" —Floy

    Get them from The Container Store, The Grommet, or Bed Bath & Beyond for $10.

    22. A CreaClip Set to help you finally pull off the at-home trim that you've been scared to try up until now or have seriously messed up in the past. Its built-in level will help create an even chop!

    CreaProducts

    Get the original set from CreaProducts for $29.99 (and check out more sets).

    23. SoapSox that'll help get your kid pumped for bath time — maybe — because they're adorable stuffed animals that transform into more or less a loofah once you put a bar of soap inside, like so.

    Buy Buy Baby

    Promising review (for the whale): "Kids love SoapSox. They are fun, colorful and machine washable! I bought two for each child so they always have one to bathe with. Your kids will love them. You can either put the bar of soap in the mouth or just squirt liquid soap. They really allow kids to scrub up in style! Then, just rinse and hang to dry. They will be ready for the next bath or you can throw them in your washer. Every detail is embroidered so they are safe for kids of all ages." —BravesFan

    Get the shark from Buy Buy Baby for $13.99. And check out more animals.

    24. An EZPZ Happy Mat, aka a no-slip placemat/plate, your toddler will try their best to budge but they won't. MUHAHAHAHHAHA.

    EZPZ Fun

    Promising review: "We registered for one and absolutely loved it, it’s easy to clean and the suction is good on most tables. We use it every meal and have since bought three more. I also love that it’s dishwasher-safe." —Emil

    Get it from Buy Buy Baby for $19.99 (round mat, seven colors) or EZPZ Fun for $24.99 (rectangular mat, seven colors).

    25. A Turbie Twist so the days of balancing a heavy body towel on your head while you put on mascara is a thing of the past. Your poor neck!

    Turbie Twist

    Promising review: "I love this. I didn't think my towel wrapped around my head was such a burden until I used this Turbie. Will never go without one again," —Kristine

    Get a two-pack from Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99 or a printed version from Walgreens for $7.99.

    26. Better Life Natural cleaning products that'll be safe to use around kids and pets or anyone who's super sensitive to smells.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review (for the glass cleaner): "We built a beautiful sunroom with HUGE window for my exotic plants. Sounds great, but keeping that glass looking good ... For the sake of the plants, I had to go with something not harmful and frankly I was worried that it would be good for the plants but not so good for the windows. I was soooo wrong! This stuff is terrific. No odor, no streaks, and takes plant sap off like a dream. Spritz and wipe, and no re-wipe needed. I'm actually going to donate my other window cleaners and start doing the whole house with this stuff." —Bcoktaz

    Get the glass cleaner from Bed Bath & Beyond for $5.99 (also available in stainless steel polish and toilet bowl cleaner).

    27. Bambooee reusable towels to replace most (if not all!) of the paper towels you go through on the reg. Look at you, Captain Planet! Plus the company plants a tree for every product you purchase. (They have lots more products than just the paper towels.)

    amazon.com, Bambooee

    Promising review: "Been using Bambooee cloths for several years in the kitchen. Sheets are long lasting and effective for man tasks." —Eleanor H

    Get two rolls of Bambooee (30 sheets each) and three Bambooee thick towels for $29.99 (also available in pet drying towels, thick towels, sweeps cloths, and pillows).

    28. A Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook, which is really just fancy talk for a notebook you can take notes or scribble in, move those notes online, and then microwave the notebook to start with an *actual* blank slate. If you go through notebooks fast, you need this!

    Rocketbook

    Promising review: "I can't quite go digital for my notes/calendar. I feel like nothing beats an old-fashioned notebook — except this. Never run out of paper again and keep digital backups. It really is reusable . Just make sure you use the right pen!" —cburns0408

    Get it from The Office Depot for $28.39 or Staples for $25.89. Check out the entire collection on Rocketbook.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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