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22 Things That'll Basically Save You From Yourself

For those with Steve Urkel-like grace and luck.

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1. These heat-resistant oven-rack guards to prevent injuries from getting between you and your lasagna.

Promising review: "I got these for my fearless legally blind mom. She's bumped them a couple times and they are fairly cool to the touch. No more burns from the oven racks." β€”K. Ploch

Get them from Amazon for $10. / Available in three colors.

2. Some anti-slip pads that'll have you creeping like a graceful cat.

Promising review: "I bought this because my new shoes were very slick and had no traction β€” I actually slipped while trying them on for the first time. So far the Catwalk Clawz are still in place and I can walk around confidently without fear of slipping. It does attract a lot of hair from the floor." β€”M. Teresa

Get them from Amazon for $10.02.

3. Cheap sunnies you'll wanna wear all summer and then it'll be nbd when you eventually sit on them in a month or two.,

Promising review: "These sunglasses are amazing. They are more tinted than I thought, which is good because they actually block out the sun...and aren't just for Instagramming your face off." --Hannah Chiccone

Get them from Amazon for $3.55.

4. Some headlight-cleaning wipes so your brights will be bright enough to see that deer in the road...or your garage wall.

Promising review: "My auto repair place quoted me $180 to get my headlights cleaned and at least two hours to get the job done. I ordered these and got the job done for $4 and in five minutes. The headlights look great." --Michelle

Get them from Amazon for $4.25.

5. A flashy sippy cup that won't make having to drink from a sippy cup as an adult embarrassing.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

6. A safety shut-off plug so your pursuit of straight hair won't burn down the house.,

Promising review: "So far this auto-timer has worked great. I have been using it now for almost two weeks to help out with my dryer that stopped shutting down the spinning cycle. The heating component seemed to turn off, but unless the dryer was powered off, the drum would just continue to spin. I ordered this as a band-aid option until I can have the machine looked at, nut it has performed exactly the way I expected this product to do." β€”Corey Myers

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

7. And a heat-resistant glove to don as you wield heat-styling tools.

Promising review: "I recently bought a larger heated styling brush that is 1.25" in diameter. There aren't many rows of bristles, which allow a lot of exposed metal, so I'm my always burning my finger when I'm styling my hair. I was hitting the same spot on my finger repeatedly and was working on a pretty good blister, so I went looking for a solution. Not only was I happy to find a product like this, but really happy that it works! I simply used the glove while styling my hair as usual, and for once didn't burn myself." --Mrs.T

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

8. This handy car documents organizer you can keep in your glove box in case of emergencies.

Promising review: "It is so sturdy, thick, and really good quality! I am the type of person who likes to stay organized, and this helps me do just that. I recommend for anyone who wants to keep important documents in their car, and doesn't want them to bend. It has Velcro by the fold to ensure that your documents do not fall out. Just get it already!" --Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

9. A two-sided hanging jewelry organizer with clear compartments and loops to keep strands from tangling.

Promising review: "This jewelry organizer is very versatile with the pockets AND loops for hanging larger and longer necklaces so they do not have to be scrunched up into one of the pockets. It has helped me gain dressing table space that was previously cluttered with necklaces and jewelry boxes. It's much quicker to find the jewelry I want to wear and to not have to untangle bracelets and necklaces." β€”jlm

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

10. A cutting guard so you won't slice off the tip of your finger. Again.

Promising review: "If you spend any time chopping vegetables in your kitchen this is a really cool item to have in your drawer. I never really cut myself, (not too badly anyway), while dicing up stuff for dinner or a good salad. But this little gem sure makes life a lot easier when you can just slide the knife right down the face of it and really feel safe." β€”michael

Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

11. A makeup pouch that doubles as the perfect surface to spill powders and potions all over -- instead of your nice, clean bathroom counter.

Promising review: "While I suppose that this is supposed to be a handy little makeup travel bag, I use it to store my makeup instead of leaving it all out in the open on the counter. It holds so much more than you would think. And it is made of a material that can be wiped off and cleaned with ease." β€”T. Alvarado

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

12. Some very obvious knives that will catch your attention while rifling through a drawer AND come with safety sheathes.

Includes a 8" chef's knife, 8" bread knife, 7" Santoku knife, 5" utility knife, and 3.5" paring knife.

Promising review: "The blades are sharp. The titanium coating is beautiful and makes them dishwasher-safe. The plastic covers are very solid. And my wife loves the rainbow coloring on the blades." β€”JDS II

Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

13. And this knife sharpener that'll transform dangerous duds into wildly effective slicing tools.

Promising review: "My wife wanted a safe and easy way to sharpen our knives, so this turned out to be great. We've had it over three years, and it's sharpened our knives a few times now. The corner grip underneath lets us press it against the lip of the countertop, which turns out to be a great way to keep it from sliding either direction, and it's comfortable to use." β€”Jonathan Walker

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

14. A portable charger/flashlight perfect for fitting in your pocket en route to that sketchy cabin in the woods where a serial killer definitely isn't waiting for you and your friends.

Promising review: "I had cheap versions of this before and it was a waste of money. With this charger, I decided to spend a little bit more. The difference is noticeable. The lamp is brighter, and it comes with an LED indicator telling you how much battery life you have left. My old one didn't tell me that, it would just stop charging when it died." β€”Silvio

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

15. A pair of no-skid socks because you and I both know trying to recreate that scene from Risky Business will only end in disaster.

Promising review: "These socks were purchased for my father who just had hip-replacement surgery. They gave him a pair of non-skid socks in the hospital and he loves them. I came back today to Amazon for more pairs because they are fantastic! They are very soft, wash well, and the non-skid bottoms are very well done. They are not tight at all on the top, but they do stay up just fine." β€”Laura G

Get them from Amazon for $9:48+ (available in eight colors).

16. A *legit* cord-keeper hair dryer so there's one less cord for you to trip over and break your neck.

It comes with concentrator and diffuser attachments for smoother styling.

Promising review: "I bought this hair dryer to replace my daughter's that died. This works very well and, according to my daughter, even dries her waist-length hair faster. I was looking for a dryer with a retractable cord because it is so much neater to store and this fits the bill, it comes with both a diffuser attachment and a directional attachment." β€”Helen

Get it from Amazon for $33.79+ (available in three colors).

17. A tough-as-nails travel mug that vacuum seals so you won't have to sue yourself over spilled hot coffee.,

The button makes drinking with one hand easy, and drinks stay hot for as long as seven hours or cool for as long as 18 hours.

Promising review: "I bought this mug with autoseal because I already owned a water bottle from Contigo with the same type of lid and it's the best I've ever had, (and I've owned more than 10 water bottles, finally stuck to one now). The mug is on the tall side, which is good for cup holders. The lock feature is great for throwing it my bag or just when I'm carrying it around and don't want to press it by accident." β€”Alline L.

Get it from Amazon for $19.15+ (available in 13 colors, four sizes).

18. A 2-in-1 romper/dress that has the look of a frock with the windproof advantage of shorts.

Promising review: "The bottom half of the romper fits perfectly without riding up, and if you're still cautious, it comes with this amazing train to prevent anything from being seen. I've never felt more comfortable in a romper than I did in this one." β€”Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes XS-L, three colors).

19. Some pocket duct tape to help in times of need, like when the sole of your shoe falls off while camping.

Promising review: "Handy thing to have in your car -- just in case. I haven't used it yet, (thank goodness), but it's inexpensive and small enough to fit easily in your glove compartment or a door pocket, so why not?" β€”Daisy

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 19 color combos).

20. Some bike bells that warn innocent bystanders of your impending arrival.

Promising review: "I noticed one evening while walking my baby in her stroller as it got darker that I felt cars weren't able to see us as easily as I would like. So I ordered these bicycle lights in hopes they would work on my stroller. They are awesome. They wrap easily around even the smallest legs of the stroller so I can put them anywhere I like and move them around easily. And the light is super bright. There are three settings solid, and Fast Flash and slow Flash. I use the red ones for rear-facing and I placed the white lights in the front so I can see ahead and cars can see us as they come toward us, as well." β€”Canuck72

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.77 (available in two color combos).

21. A wine tumbler with a drink-through lid that's a solid choice for picnics, tailgating, or even just sipping on your couch.

Promising review: "These were great. Had a girls day in a limo and used them for mimosas. Didn't have to worry about spills, everyone had their own color, and they are lockable. At first I wished the bottoms were just the stems (not enclosed in the second plastic wall) for appearance reasons, but ended up appreciating having the sturdier bottom and ability to hold them." β€”Marina

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

22. And an uncomplicated panda eye stick as a quick fix for cooling your peepers when you're dealing with stuff like allergies and too-long, fun nights.

Promising review: "Using this stick has been a godsend. It helps perk me up when I feel really tired and out of it. It doesn't last all day or anything, but it's just the pick me up I need to push on through." β€”Marshmallow

Get it from Amazon for $6.41.

Perhaps these'll keep you from waking up on a trash barge. Per. Haps.


Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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