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    24 Clever Products That'll Actually Come In Handy For Clumsy People

    It's a scary, costly world out there for the accident-prone.

    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. Oven-rack guards to prevent injuries (and an ER trip) from getting between you and your lasagna.

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    These silicone guards are heat-resistant and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "Got this for my elderly mother as she was having some hand shakiness and I was worried about her burning the backs of her hands on the oven. Work fantastic and she loves them. They fit easily and stay on securely. Great product. No more hand burns!!" —Laura G.

    Get three from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. Heat-resistant grilling gloves to serve some serious lewks while avoiding a ruined batch of hot dogs because you bumped your bare wrist up against the hot grill.

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    FYI, grill marks only look good on food! Oh, and you can use these with your oven, too.

    Promising review: "I'm terrified of burning myself on hot pans and the oven — which I've done using potholders several times. These are a little big, but I can still use them easily, and the stars help me keep my grip. Also, I freely admit, I think they're stinking adorable." —justanotherreviewer

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (also available in stars).

    3. A tough-as-nails travel mug that vacuum seals so you won't have to sue yourself over spilled hot coffee and replace your shirt.

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    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: "This thermos is great. I usually use a Starbucks thermos but I purchased this one to travel because it's lighter and spill-proof/leak-proof. I keep it inside my tote bag and it doesn't leak whatsoever. The mug seems very durable which is great for a clumsy person like myself. The lid stays closed once screwed on and has a button which opens the mouth piece where you drink from. It's slightly annoying the thermos doesn't have the option to stay open to drink from but at the same time it's nice that the automatic closure prevents spilling. The cleaning is very easy, as well. I will definitely buy another one in the future." —amandatrizzy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 13 colors, four sizes).

    And check out a weighted travel mug to also prevent spills!

    4. Insulated wine tumblers that'll spare your vino supply, save your nice wine glasses, *and* prevent a glassy hazard in the event of a, well, tumble.

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    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." —Marina

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

    While you're at it, check out more products for wine lovers.

    5. Anti-slip pads — they can have you looking graceful AF in those stacked heel booties you're breaking in today (instead of scuffing them up with a stumble).

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    Promising review: "I bought this because my new shoes were very slick and had no traction — 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." —M. Teresa

    Get a pair from Amazon for $10.02.

    Check out more products that'll make wearing heels bearable.

    6. A bendy power strip to position out of your foot path so you don't perform a repeat of that time you tripped over the floor lamp power cord, sent it toppling, and broke the shade.

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    Promising review: "This is being fought over throughout the house. We all love it! It maneuvers around things on tables, as well as the floor, and works great!! The cord that plugs into the wall is at a good length of 3–4 feet, plugging in the wall at an angle. Would recommend to anyone." —Joanna Griffin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.93+ (also available in lime green).

    7. Tempered glass phone screen protectors you can install yourself (I swear!) for chump change in comparison to getting a pro to do it in store.

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    I've had one on my phone for about eight months now and I *just* cracked it with a drop instead of my phone screen! Check out my full review (#2)!

    Promising review: "I had JUST received my new iPhone 7, literally a week before. I had a jacket tied around my waist and my phone was in my left pocket. I got in the car and closed the door hard, but it wouldn't close, so I did it again. I suddenly realized that my jacket was hanging out of the door and my phone was what was preventing me from getting the door closed. I looked at the phone and it looked like the phone's screen was shattered and, I assumed, I now owned a ruined $700 phone. It wasn't until I called Apple for help or confession, thinking I had killed my phone, that it was revealed that the amFilm screen protector was what had cracked, saving my phone from disaster. I ordered a new one immediately and from now on I'll rely on this protector as long as I have a phone. And! there are two per box, (I ruined the first one when it dropped face down (of course) while I was trying to apply)." —Kerry Flynn

    Get a pair from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A 3-in-1 avocado tool — it'll scoop out every last bit of your fave piece of produce and (and save yourself from a slip of the knife).

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    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does it's job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    9. A travel first aid kit (and a BUNCH of bandages you can refill it with) so you're never stuck at the drugstore overpaying for a measly little box of bandages in desperate times.

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    Kit includes 3 antiseptic wipes, 2 sting relief wipes, 2 antibiotic ointment, 16 various latex-free bandages, 2 safety pins, 1 razor blade, and 1 reusable tin.

    Get them from Amazon: first aid kit for $6.74 and box of 100 assorted bandages for $4.96

    And if you're outdoorsy, here's a great (bigger) kit.

    10. A game-changing foam that'll put the broken powders in your favorite palette you dropped (!!!) back together again.

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    I wouldn't wish a shattered makeup palette on my worst enemy.

    Promising review: "Total miracle product! Does exactly what they described and lasts a long time. Repaired five expensive kits with a bunch left over so it's more than paid for itself. Really easy to manage and a great result. Almost like new! No more stressing out about broken powders when they throw themselves off the counter!" —T.J. Roe

    Get it from Amazon for $18.77.

    11. Stain-repellant jeans you won't have to retire after a Labor Day bbq baked beans spill.

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    Get them from Old Navy for $35 (available in sizes 10–20).

    12. A cutting guard to avoid slicing off the tip of your finger. Again.

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    BTW, this comes with an onion holder to make things a wee bit easier for ya.

    Promising review: "I don't use the fork for onions but on meat that I want to slice very thin. Works beautifully. The finger guard protects my fingers when using a ceramic knife — those are so sharp I have cut myself several times." —M. S. K.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    13. Eye-catching knives (with safety sheathes!) so even if you don't store them in a knife block like you should, tracking down the right one won't leave to a bloody mess.

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

    Promising review: "This is a great set of knives. Not only are they attractive but they are durable, the plastic cover keeps them sharp and my fingers safe when they are stored in a drawer. I am very happy with this set!" —Karin Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $25.95.

    BTW, here's a drawer knife block that'd also be a good investment.

    14. And a tiny knife sharpener (I swear by!) — it'll make your hand-me-down knives more effective. Even though that sounds counter-intuitive, a dull knife is very dangerous and more likely to slip!

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    Read all my ~sharp~ thoughts in my full review.

    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." —Jonathan Walker

    Get it from Amazon for $5.50 (available in three colors).

    15. Elastic shoelaces to help prevent trips and getting fined AGAIN at the snow globe store.

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    Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in three sizes, 13 colors).

    16. A timed safety shut-off plug in case your holy grail hair straightener doesn't have an auto-shutoff and you've noticed your power bill creeping up because of it.

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    Promising review: "Best ever. I just have to press the button and it auto turns on and shuts off after 30 minutes. I'm constantly forgetting to turn off my hair straightener so this is preventing house fires and saving electricity, yay! I originally was worried 30 minutes is too little time to do my hair and was looking for a 1 hour version but it turns out 30 minutes is actually more than enough. And it really isn't that bad if I need another 30 minutes and have to press the button again lol. I no longer worry about setting my house on fire from leaving on my hair straightener so I highly recommend." —AoiMizuno

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    17. And a heat-resistant glove that'll come in ~handy~ at preventing painful, costly burns when you're actually using your heat-styling tools.

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    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 $3.99.

    18. A handy car documents organizer to help track down important info ASAP when accidents happen.

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    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 $7.99.

    19. No-skid socks because a commercial-break dash to the kitchen shouldn't take you out for the season like you fave player.

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    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." —Laura G

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in two sizes, eight colors).

    20. A makeup pouch as the perfect surface to spill powders and potions all over instead of your lap or beige couch.

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    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." —T. Alvarado

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    And check out a version for toys.

    21. A *legit* cord-keeper hair dryer that'll also dry your hair faster than other models. (Time = Money = Power = Pizza = Knowledge)

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    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." —Helen

    Get it from Amazon for $31.60+ (available in three colors).

    And be sure to check out our top picks for the best hair dryers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. Specially designed bowls ready to help you cradle that bowl of cereal while you catch up on your stories — and ensure that all of your dinner actually ends up in your mouth instead of the couch cushion.

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    Get two from Uncommon Goods for $38.

    23. A water-repellant laptop case to help protect your priciest electronic that you treat like a rental car.

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    Promising review: "It is, indeed, waterproof. I tested it by pouring about a teaspoon of water on it. After letting it sit for about 15 minutes, the water was easily wiped off and none of it got through. The one downside is that the zipper isn't waterproof. But this isn't worth deducting a star, since I won't be throwing the case into a pool." —Blondina Barnes

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes, three colors).

    24. A universal package opener for wielding without ruining your manicure *or* slicing your skin.

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    Promising review: "These openers are perfect for opening those heavy plastic shells that so many items are sold in. I also use them to cut open cardboard boxes and splice the plastic on CD cases. I have bought several for my friends because they are so handy and easy to use!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    Now you're ready to face the world:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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