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    Updated on Jul 13, 2020. Posted on May 26, 2020

    40 Things That'll Help Solve Some Of The Little Problems That Have Been Bothering You

    They're kind of a big deal, even if they're not. Or I guess I should say those problems were a big deal 'til you read this.

    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. Earring lifters that'll discretely keep those door knockers (and much smaller, equally stylish earrings!) from looking like they're slumping out of your ear. Perhaps you'll hang onto pairs for much longer!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Life-changing. I made the mistake of gauging my ears as a teenager and they’ve never fully closed. I’ve always not been able to wear normal earrings without them hanging or falling off. It looks gross. I’ve tried the mesh sticker types but these earring backs work fantastically and are reusable. Easy to take on and off. Stay in place. I gave a pair to my aunt just because I had to have someone else see the magic that is these earring backs. Don’t hesitate to purchase." —Lauren Ahdoboop

    Get three pairs from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two color combos).

    2. A button headband specially made to not only keep hair out of your face, but a mask securely on your face without rubbing your ears.

    The B Mill Co / Etsy

    My colleague Marquaysa Battle included this clever headband in a roundup of gifts for healthcare workers. Someone gave one of these to her friend who's a nurse, who loved it! She's found it also super helpful to keep mask strings from irritating her ears.

    Promising review: "Thank you so much!!! The headband is great and saves my ears during a long shift!!! It's great quality and it arrived fast! <3" —StePHaTron

    Get it from The B Mill Co on Etsy for $15 (available in eight prints).

    3. A blush/highlighter palette for that *just right* sun-kissed look without looking like you're the victim of a contouring disaster. Like, can I get a little color without it being TOO obvious? Even if I layer on sunscreen like my life depends on it?!

    BH Cosmetics

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $16.

    4. A high-wattage glow booster you can use alone or on top of your fave splurge-y highlighter in case you'd prefer that your shimmer is seen from space. Sometimes you could just really use that extra gleam.

    three forearms of people with dark, medium, and fair skin tones with the silver highlighter swatched on the wrists to show the pigmentation
    NYX

    I recently gave this shimmery product a go and a little will go a long way for helping you achieve maximum shimmer status. I haven't tried it on TOP of my highlight yet, but wow you get some major bang for your buck. Here's to looking like a scarily glam alien.

    Get it from NYX for $10.

    5. A jewelry clasp for anyone who loves some necklace or bracelet layering but gets super annoyed with tangles. This'll help 'em lay flat as you intended!

    six steps showing how to attach necklace clasps to loops on this connector tool that is then put on by sliding to bars into each other so multiple necklaces lay flat for wearing
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are really great for stacking necklaces. i wear three necklaces every day and this makes it so much easier to get them on in the morning. My only fault is that they still slide causing the clasp to be pulled to the front in the middle of the day, not the biggest issue for me but maybe for someone." —antoinette

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A tablet stand so you can watch, browse, or read during your down time without letting it fall on your face or making your hand ache. (I can't be the only one whose hand is a bit sore from clocking hours playing Sudoku and reading library books on my tablet.)

    woman under the covers in bed with a tablet stand that has four bendable legs propped up on the bed so she can look at the screen without holding it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I go to sleep every night reading a book, looking at the news, or playing a game on my iPad. I am a back sleeper and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been jolted awake by the iPad falling on my face after falling asleep with it in my hands. Last night, I used this for the first time and I can’t tell you how happy I am....it is brilliant. I fell asleep and my face was safe! It is easy to use, it is the perfect height so that I can keep my head resting on the pillow. Worth every stinkin’ penny!" —LulaBelle

    Get it on Amazon for $39.95.

    7. A double-ended eyebrow highlighting pencil for helping define your brows just a smidge without being like "HEY I PUT HIGHLIGHTER ON MY BROW BONE."

    BH Cosmetics

    Sometimes you want those brows to pop without looking like you're trying to send signals to space. And then sometimes you wanna send signals to space! The choice is yours, my friend.

    Promising review: "Looove this for cleaning up and around my brows. It takes my brows from 7 to a solid 11." —Hannah H.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $5.

    8. A scratch-free cleaning tool to help you effectively get off stickers and stuck-on messes without ruining your mani.

    person with painted nails holding pen-like plastic tool in one hand, a glass in another hand, using the tool to scrape off a sticker on the bottom of the glass
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It's firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn't scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five-pack, I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track, I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention. And, it works as a good cuticle pusher-downer too!!" —Miss Picky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. A brightening, tightening face mask in case "Get it right / Get it tight" helps define your skincare routine. Red kaolin clay helps tone and exfoliate skin while turmeric brightens and evens skin tone. Talk about an iconic duo.

    half of person&#x27;s face with a white-ish clay mask on, person playfully sticking out tongue
    Versed

    Vegan, cruelty-free, and pregnancy-safe!

    Promising review: "I looked in the mirror mid-quarantine and noticed my skin looked exhausted. Circles under my eyes and stressed skin from drinking wine. I gave this a shot to snap my skin into gear. First, I loved how clean the application was: NO MESS. A little goes a long way: only needed about 1.5 inches for a clean, thin layer all over my face (fantastic value for a mask product, IMO). Washing it off was also super clean and easy, and I loved how bright, tight, and fresh my skin looked and felt. BONUS: my skin felt incredibly soft. This is the best mask I've ever used, no doubt." —imtired33

    Get it from Versed for $9.99.

    10. SKIMS shaping shorts that are slit-friendly because I can't be the only one who's bought three dresses with thigh-high slits in 2020.

    Nordstrom

    ::cue to me adding these bbs to cart::

    Get them from Nordstrom for $42 (available in seven colors and sizes XXS/XS-4X-5X; also available for the opposite leg).

    11. Natural anti-chafing powder to help fight against chub rub which, actually, is not a small problem! It's actually super terrible but you don't have to deal with it.

    three bottles of the chub rub product arranged on a wood shelf. lid of product has shaker design
    The Natural Apothecary / Etsy

    Promising review: "Smells lovely and works very well! Gentle and not irritating to sensitive skin." —Jane T.

    Get it from The Natural Apothecary on Etsy for $10.99 (available in three scents).

    12. An ~edgy~ brownie pan for edge lovers that'll make ever last piece of the brownie an edge piece but the edge pieces are more delicious than those subpar traditional middle one!

    product shot of brownie pan with three dividers that jut out from the sides to the middle so that every piece of brownie has a crispy edge after baking
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Because this pan is intended for the 'brownie-edge lover,' if you aren't one, this is not the pan for you. Now if you're still reading then you must have heard the rumors about this pan. Not being one that makes brownies more than once a month I just couldn't convince myself to spend over $30 on a pan. Now that I have it I will never go back to a standard pan for brownies. It gives every brownie at least two chewy edges, it's totally nonstick, and there is no oiling or flouring necessary. Cleanup is easy. A little hot water, soap, rinse, dry, and voilà!" —Cricket

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    13. A cleansing balm to help ~gently~ remove your day's makeup and debris without robbing your skin of moisture. Here's to a cleanser that'll knock out your mascara residue too!

    Versed

    Promising review: "I am a licensed aesthetician in the state of Florida. I love LMS and was looking for an affordable like brand that was not almost $100. I came across this cleansing balm and fell in love you will not be disappointed it leaves your skin youthful glowing refreshed and the aroma is so relaxing this is a must have!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Versed for $17.99.

    14. Slow cooker liners that'll lure you into using your fave lazy-day kitchen appliance even more often thanks to the one-and-done cleanup.

    open slow cooker on a kitchen counter with two sections separated by plastic liners for two different kinds of food dips
    Amazon

    I adore my slow cooker but hate cleaning up after using it. So I use these handy lil' bags. Read our full review of Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners here (#4).

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $2.60.

    15. A three-pack of washable bra liners for those super sweaty days because it's pretty, pretty gross when you peel off a bra to only find it heavier with sweat. Thank youuuuu summer.

    person wearing the bra liner with a black lacey bra
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first, and although it does bunch up/not lay perfectly flat, that slight discomfort is WAY better compared to the moisture problem it solves. I don't seem to sweat as much, when I do it absorbs wonderfully. When I forget to put it in my bra, I regret it. I don't get as itchy and have rashes anymore. Wonderful product, super grateful for it." —heather raven

    Get them from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in three sizes).

    16. Bra strap adjusters that'll keep loose straps from slipping down or peeking out underneath a racerback silhouette.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love these clips. I’m always wearing shirts that have the racer back and as a mom not many nursing bras I own are racer back so these are a great quick fix so I don’t have bra straps hanging out of my shirt. They aren’t noticeable under the shirt. I’m glad that there are several of them because I have a tendency to lose small items and the best part is they are affordable! If you have a difficulty getting them on loosen your bra straps first because when you pull them in you need the straps longer so it’s not uncomfortable:)" —Evangelina morales

    Get a 12-pack (6 of each kind) from Amazon for $6.55.

    17. Grocery bag carriers to help cut out a few trips from the car to the house, and be a bit easier on your hardworking fingers.

    two people walking and using the plastic bag carrier product to carry easily several heavy plastic grocery bags
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband and I live on the second story of an apartment with only stairs and we have to park farther away as we live in Chicago. This makes life sooo much easier. Yes the bags are still ridiculously heavy if you pack them on there, but being able to hold all the bags at once prevents my husband or me from cutting off the circulation in our arms from the plastic bags. The handle does hurt your hand when there is a lot of weight, but you can tape it up or put on gloves." —Alyssa R.

    Get two from Amazon for $13.95.

    18. Fresh team gear in case you've been living in yours the past few months and it's gotten a little too rough looking to wear out and about. (We're going for an alumni lewk, not a I-peeled-this-off-the-floor-before-class one.)

    American Eagle

    I'm a proud alumna of UNC and am wearing this T-shirt as I write this! It washes super well, has a nice cut, and feels far more stylish than typical college team gear. I have a UNC sweatshirt (sadly now sold out) that is so comfy and looks so nice that my friend Katie (she works in fashion, detests Carolina) even complimented me on it!

    Get them from American Eagle: UNC shirt for $14.97 (sizes XS-XL) or Clemson sweatshirt for $44.96 (sizes XS-XL)

    Check out more collegiate, MLB, NBA, and NFL gear.

    19. Sheet suspenders to keep your fitted sheet from creeping up on the corners once and for all. A deep mattress or weird dream doesn't mean you should wake up burrito-d in that fitted sheet.

    bottom of mattress shown with sheet suspenders attached to the edge of fitted sheet and stretched across to create tension that keeps sheet in place
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have an extremely deep mattress and was having problems with keeping my memory foam mattress topper in place with the sheet — this product is EXACTLY what I needed. I highly recommend this to anyone who is dealing with sheets/mattress pads staying put on the bed!" —JoAnne M Cody

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. Goo Gone I used to remove sticky residue of (DECADES-OLD?!) magnets from my apartment fridge and you'll find so many uses for in your own home.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This worked scarily well. Just don't put it anywhere near open flame, k?

    Promising review: "My drawers had yucky goo stuff from duct tape for over four years. And this Goo Gone made it look like a brand new furniture. Easy to use, and smells not so bad either. Definitely recommend!!" —bitna

    Get 4 oz. from Amazon for $11.24.

    21. A wireless bra that'll actually give you some shape and lift (yes, it's possible *without* a wire!).

    person wearing a light brown wireless bra that looks like i has the coverage and support of a traditional wired bra, floral pattern on band
    Aerie

    Is it just me or is public sentiment realllly turning against wire bras?!

    Get it from Aerie for $22.47 (available in four colors and sizes 30A-40D).

    22. A blurring primer for helping smooth out pores and fine lines for a smooth foundation application. Prepping your skin with the (v easy) priming step will make your makeup look so much nicer!

    pic on left shows a person&#x27;s nose with visible pores, lines, redness, and pic on right shows the person with makeup with smoother looking skin
    Amazon

    Paraben-, sulfate-, phthalate-, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I love the product! Very smooth and easy to apply! One pump does the trick! My makeup applies easily after applying this primer!" —Jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    23. Lifting, shaping boob tape that'll stay put despite what you have planned... even under a swimsuit you're actually wearing in a body of water!

    process shots of woman placing boob tape over her breast to see how it lifts and covers in a way that&#x27;ll be seamless under garments. Product shot of what&#x27;s included in the kit
    Brassybra

    Yes there are a lot of boob products in this story, I know. But I want the best for you and your boobs! This kit includes three one-time use bra sets, three sets of nipple covers, and one test strip. It's latex-free, hypoallergenic, and can be cut to accommodate necklines.

    Get them from Brassybra for $38 (available in five shades and sizes A/B, C/D, DD-DDDD/European G; shown in chocolate).

    24. A winged eyeliner stamp in case you've spent what feels like an eternity (or maybe just quar) working on your flick to no avail. Same.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am not one to write reviews often, but this product has exceeded my expectations! I normally use liquid liners such as Kat Von D Tattoo, but this has drastically reduced the time it takes for me to create a winged look! I personally prefer a longer wing, but this stamp provides a template to work with and reduces the amount of time to create ‘sister’ wings — they’re pretty much twins now! The eyeliner pen itself it’s a bit broad for me, but the pigment is great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in three sizes).

    25. A steering-wheel table so you can catch crumbs where they start and avoid grease stains on your lap during any fast-food lunches.

    car steering wheel with a tray attached to it containing a fast food meal of a burger, dipping sauce, onion rings, and a drink
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this! Did have to turn steering wheel upside down, but it fits my VW Jetta. I eat in my car four days a week, and this greatly improves my dining experience. :)" —Pbrooks

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    Also check out a dedicated French fry holder that'll fit in your cup holder.

    26. And a dip clip that'll hang onto your car vent because have you ever tried to clean spilled honey mustard off car upholstery? Here's to hoping you never have to.

    inside car with a fast food dipping sauce holder clipped onto a vent. Sauce in the clip with chicken nuggets stacked vertically on it to show strength of product
    Limit3DitionShop / Etsy

    Promising review: "I was absolutely thrilled when I found this! I always though there should be something that could hold my dipping sauce for my chicken nuggets when I’m on the go and boy does this NOT disappoint! Thanks for making such a perfectly unique item and making my on-the-go nugget dipping easier! I bought two: one for me and one for a gift!" —Amanda Liter

    Get it from Limit3DitionShop on Etsy for $7.45 (available in a variety of colors, for either horiztonal or vertical vents).

    27. Or a four-pack of dip clips for use outside of your car that can satisfy your saucy appetite without getting hounded for double-dipping in the communal dip bowl.

    dip clip filled with ranch dressing and securtely attached to a dinner plat that has strips of veggies for snacking
    Amazon

    1/3-cup capacity and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate." —Gael Fulcer

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    28. A wood polish with astounding "before" and "after" pics — it might just have you seeking out all sorts of worn-out wood surfaces to rejuvenate.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I cannot even believe this stuff. I just purchased a house built in 1900 with gorgeous original woodwork that not had attention in quite some time. I was a little skeptical trying something like this, so I tried it out on some woodwork that is behind a dresser. Next thing I know, I'm putting this on any piece of wood I can find. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle. Do not hesitate to purchase this, I will always keep some on hand from here on out." —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    29. A quick-dry top coat for a lasting finish over your home mani. It's always tragic when you take the time for a man, only to smudge it a few minutes later.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've bought so many of these that it's insane! This has to be the number 1 top coat out there! It's durable and oh my gosh so shiny!!! I use it every time I paint my nails, and I'm thrilled with the results. Nothing else on the market compares. Don't waste your money on anything else." —Dawgfan

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    30. Glitzy hair pins from a black-owned brand made for babes with curly natural hair, meaning they won't snag!!!

    Amazon, Swirly Curly

    FYI, this is a black-owned brand and you can check out more cool finds in our story on cool products from black-owned businesses!

    Promising review: "I like the look of decorative pins but avoid them due to fear of breakage. These were designed specifically for curly hair so there are no worries. They glide smoothly onto hair and can be removed without causing damage. They're also really cute." —Antoinette

    Get them from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in 12 different styles).

    31. Sugru moldable glue to help you create the organization solutions of your dreams. Overflowing coffee mug shelf? Handled. No place to hang your shower loofah? BAM!

    kitchen tile backsplash and wood countertop with Sugru-made clay hooks mounted on wall for hanging up coffee mugs
    @sugru / Via instagram.com

    Includes eight packs of glue that sets overnight, so you don't have to use it all at once. Can be used indoors and out as it's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant, and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts).

    Promising review: "Usually these types of products have disappointed me. But Sugru lives up to its promise. I used it to install a shower curtain rod without drilling holes into the wall (the tension rods kept slipping and falling, so I wanted a more permanent solution). I made simple hooks to hang bathroom accessories. And I also fixed my Mac's fraying power card. Awesome product, highly recommend." —Sharmila Velamur

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven color combos).

    32. A hanging jewelry organizer that'll ACTUALLY keep those bracelet and necklaces from tangling thanks to hanging loops.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I needed something that would save me space, but where I could still see all of my jewelry. These things are extremely durable. I bought two of them, and I have probably 50 or so necklaces on one side and maybe 30 pairs of earrings on the other side. There is not a single tear in it. In the other one I keep nail polishes. It is very convenient because you can see all the colors and it does not take up that much space." —Nellie F.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    33. A tea bag organizer — it can hold 100 bags, so you can finally dedicate your tea shelf to other things while slowly working your way through your delectable collections.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an amazing tool to organize, declutter, and gain accessibility. I used to have a shelf of boxed teas that I had to rummage through when I wanted to make a cup. Now I can see what I have, I save cabinet space, and it is easy to store along side my kettle. I loved it so much I ordered a second one for my office. I get many compliments." —D. Burks

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96+ (available in three colors).

    34. A hanger organizer you should've bought for your laundry room eons ago instead of scrounging for spares in every family member's closet. Remember that time you bought a 50-pack of hangers because you thought you were out but you most definitely weren't? Yep.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Working in retail for a million years, I know how amazing these can be in keeping your life less chaotic! I put off ordering for months, and I'm mad at myself that I did, because these beat a box of hangers hands down! I ordered two — one for dress/shirt hangers and one for skirt/pant hangers. They arrived today, seem to be made of the same metal that I've used in retail stores, appear to be sturdy, and are super easy to assemble!" —KatieLee333

    Get one on Amazon for $18.37.

    35. A rechargeable lighter to *safely* light your various candle babies without worrying about lighter fluid or a flimsy match.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    36. A cutting board with seven mats each labeled for a specific purpose, meaning you can easily swap out for a clean mat when you're cooking instead of having to rewash the same one four times in one night.

    wood cutting board on kitchen counter with gray plastic mat on top of the wood and a cheese board display on top. Six similar plastic mats with icons for types of food are fanned out from beneath the cutting board
    Amazon

    Each mat fits snugly into top of the cutting board so they don't slide around while you chop, then seamlessly store in its base.

    Promising reviews: "OMG this thing is so cool! My dad is envious and wants one of his own. It's so convenient to switch to a clean cutting surface that's right there for you. It takes up so much less room. The surfaces are big enough without being awkward and bulky to wash in the sink. And it's pretty. V pretty. —DJ Kitten

    Get it on Amazon for $26.92.

    37. An ice cream koozie to cradle your midnight snack so your hands don't get chilly. Oh, and that'll mean one fewer bowl you have to wash ;).

    Kanudles / Etsy

    Get it from Kanudles on Etsy for $6.99 in either purple, pink, or orange; or blue (or see their shop page for all the available styles).

    Or get them on Amazon for $11.99 each: Spoon Me, Cold Digger, or Namaste In and Spoon (as in, "'Naw, I'm gonna stay in and spoon").

    38. A cute lil' brown sugar bear that'll prevent your brown sugar from turning into an unappetizing rock that you unearth once you've already started mixing the other cookie ingredients.

    product shot of terracotta bear leaned up against an open glass canister of brown sugar
    Amazon

    Both my mom and I have used these for years, and they actually do work! Some reviewers mention you can put it with cookies or bread to keep it soft, too. Just soak it in water for 20 minutes, dry the outside of it thoroughly, and put in your brown sugar bag.

    Promising review: "Just read the instructions and follow them. I was skeptical, but this bear is magical. I have brown sugar in a glass canister and I was about to throw the whole container out. The sugar was unbreakable. I came across this bear and I thought it wasn't real. I put the bear in the canister and reluctantly walked away. The next day I was pleasantly surprised to find REVIVED and soft brown sugar!!!!! Great buy!" —S.G.

    Get one on Amazon for $5.76.

    39. Rubber anti-vibration pads made to put a halt to a jiggling washer that always makes the BIGGEST racket. Bye noise!

    reviewer pic of black rubber hockey puck-like pad underneath the corner of a washing machine on a tile floor
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If I washed a large load (like towels) the machines would take on a life of their own: wobbling, shaking, scooting… It’s amazing how far a large front-load washer can travel on a tiled floor. I put one disc beneath each foot of the machines, and since then the've remained firmly planted to the floor. In 15 months they have not budged even an inch. The discs are quite substantial, and seem to be made of a very heavy and dense rubber. They aren’t adhesive, but they do seem to provide enough traction with the floor to keep the washer and dryer from moving." —Frederick

    Get a pack of four on Amazon for $24.99.

    40. And an "impossible" puzzle in a mermaid-like hue in case you, like me, have gone through your household's jigsaw puzzles of scenic views and need a fresh challenge.

    holographic purple and silver jig saw puzzle with some connected and some loose pieces. No decipherable patten on puzzle, so it would be difficult
    XYZ Memories / Etsy

    I'm on puzzle #17 right now, so I think it's about time I invest in this, no?

    Get it from XYZ Memories on Etsy for $18.15+ (available in three sizes/difficulties).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

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