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    39 Things Under $10 That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier

    It's the little things (with little price tags) that can make a big difference!

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    1. A face mask-mixing kit because you and I both know it'll be so much easier to use than whipping up your holy grail Aztec Secret mask and ACV in a cereal bowl and applying it with your fingers.

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    Includes a bowl, mixing tool, and two silicone spatulas for applying the mask to your lovely face.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. Grocery bag carriers to help cut out a few trips from the car to the house

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    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 I 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 $9.99.

    3. A stormproof match kit will earn its keep while camping or in an emergency kit. (Though hopefully you'll never have to put them to the test under duress.)

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    Includes 12 Titan matches, 3 replaceable strikers, a waterproof case, and cord. Matches are windproof and burn up to 25 seconds in duration, stay lit underwater and in gale force winds. Case is waterproof, floats in water, and has integrated striker holder.

    Promising review: "The best match in an emergency kit. Burns long and hot. Will work in wet and nasty weather, and makes a fire much easier to start when you really need one." —S. Woolley

    Get them from Amazon for $8.70.

    4. A wrinkle-releasing spray ready to revive that wrinkled shirt you found crumpled on the floor of your closet the morning of a job interview.

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    Get it from Walmart for $6.97.

    5. Slow cooker liners that'll lure you into using your fave lazy-day kitchen appliance even more often — so now you're up to 6x a week. (Ain't no shame in that game.)

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    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 $2.98.

    6. A 30-pack of cute needle threaders for speeding up sewing repairs and big cross-stitching projects.

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    These'll be so much easier to hold than the flimsy coin lookalikes that come in most sewing kits.

    Promising review: "The flower portion made it easy to hold and the wire is better secured than any of the little silver cheap ones that you pay for in stores and sometimes are not sturdy enough to thread even one needle without breaking! These are inexpensive for the number you get, easier to locate in your sewing box or on your work table because of the bright colors of the flowers, and they are easier to handle than the flimsy silver threaders. I highly recommended them and have given several away to family members who sew." —Iamshelmore

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. Double-glide shower hooks so you won't have to do gymnastics to replace a gross liner or take down a shower curtain for washing.

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    I bought these for my new apartment and they are *such* smooth gliders.

    Promising review: "I love these shower curtain hooks. I always dreaded having to change out my curtains because it took forever to hang them up. These make it so much easier and faster. I wish I'd gotten them sooner. There are little balls at the top, which make them glide easily along the rod when you open and close the curtain. There are also two hooks in each, one for the inside liner and one for the outside curtain." —Jheneya

    Get a dozen from Amazon for $5.42+ (available in three finishes).

    8. A bottle of V.I.Poo for deadening treacherous toilet smells before they can happen.

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    Each bottle has up to 300 sprays for up to 100 uses. And yes, it's like a more affordable Poo-Pourri.

    Promising review: "This is a game changer, after my gallbladder came out I smell pretty foul, but this makes it less bad for everyone else who has to smell me 😃" —Monique Podach

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in four scents).

    9. Magic Erasers that'll remove scuffs and crayon marks from walls, grease from cooktops, gross bathroom residue, and about a million other unsightly household evils.

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    These are the easiest way to clean up an area that you *think* needs a fresh paint job but you realize is just scuffs on walls and trim. I just used these in my new place on my doors and around light switches. It makes SUCH a huge difference for minimal effort!

    Promising review: "These clean burnt-on grease off of my BBQ easier and does a better job than anything else." —Mary L. Hill

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $9.98.

    10. An odor eliminator to toss in any place that's smelling a little funky, even after you've sprayed half a can of air freshener.

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    Fragrance-free, chemical-free, and non-toxic. Absorbs and removes odors, allergens and harmful pollutants. Prevents mold, mildew and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture. Reuse for up to two years. To rejuvenate and re-activate place the bags outside in the sun once a month for about an hour.

    Promising review: "Holy cow this works wonders! I've only had it in my car for about 8 hours and already noticed a major difference! A lot easier to breathe." —Breanna hutsell

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    11. A color-correcting primer for reducing redness and making your foundation stay in place throughout the day.

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    I've used this consistently off and on through the years when I've wanted to keep my primer budget under $10.

    Promising review: "Sadly, I have always had a rather red complexion and just recently looked into 'correcting colors,' which NYX has lots of products for, including this one. Obviously, I chose green to cancel out the red and to my surprise, it worked! After a minute or two of applying and drying my face actually appeared clearer whiter. Although there were still some red spots, I could cover those up with makeup much easier." —Jade

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    12. ~Washable~ makeup-removing cloths to get the stuff your cleanser left behind without having to buy stock in cotton balls.

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    I own these and some MakeUp Erasers and though they're not as good as the original Erasers, they're v good!

    Promising review: "I ordered three packs of these and I am glad I did. I wear pretty thick eye makeup and that has always been very difficult to remove. This makes it easier, much easier, and it also somehow cleans my skin better overall. My skin feels instantly softer. Also, I use coconut oil to remove my makeup so the cloths alone would not work and each time I wash my face there is enough makeup residue on the cloth that I use a new clean one. The price is unbeatable so go ahead and order a few at once." —Cherry Pie

    Get them from Amazon for $2.97.

    13. An adorable sponge-drying rack that'll help encourage regular cleanings and also hold onto it when you're not using it to make yourself look *even more* gorgeous.

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    Promising review: "Okay, this is my favorite thing-I-didn't-know-I-needed. Thanks to BuzzFeed for recommending this; I now have the perfect place for my Beauty Blender, and I can quit losing it, LOL. And it's adorable!" —Cassidy S. Cooley

    Get it from Amazon for $4.17.

    14. A small but mighty knife sharpener for transforming your lackluster cutters into safer, sharper instruments.

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    I'm one of those people who uses the kitchen knives my former roommates left behind. (Cue the gasps.) And I love this! Read our full review of the KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener here.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in three colors).

    15. A 16-inch bottle brush to *truly* clean out wine bottles you wanna reuse or your water bottle that you're always a little worried is secretly growing mold in its aluminum depths.

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    Promising review: "My daughter plays volleyball and takes an aluminum water bottle to practice every day and to every game. Washing them has been tricky until now. This brush makes cleaning it so easy!" —Jamie Herring

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A stainless-steel bar that'll help get rid of funky food odors from your hands. Yes, stainless-steel appliances can also do that but then you *also* have to worry about cleaning fingerprints off your fridge after.

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    Promising review: "I got so tired of rubbing my hands on the sides of my sink to rid my hands of onion odor after preparing a meal. The shape of this bar makes it so much easier to scrub. Great price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.21.

    17. A 60-pack of tabbed sticky notes you can stick in your textbooks and write on, so you don't have to worry about the student store refusing them after finals.

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    Promising review: "These dividers are great at giving me a place to put additional notes which are easy to find. I will definitely order again! They don't rip the paper if they need to be removed after a reasonable amount of time which I very much appreciate." —Grace's mom

    Get them from Amazon for $3.71.

    18. Sheet suspenders to keep your fitted sheet from creeping up on the corners once and for all.

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    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 $9.99.

    19. A microwave soup mug that'll be drastically more convenient to use for a can of soup than a pot and the stovetop that always heats up your home by 10 degrees.

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    Dishwasher-safe (top rack), and microwave-, fridge-, and freezer-safe.

    Promising review: "At $7 each these cups are pricey, but I own about 12 of them, so what does that say!? The top can be a bit difficult to get snapped down on the cup but it's not a big problem. I put soups, Hormel Compleats, Dinty Moore Big Bowls, and many other things in them, and put them into the microwave oven where they work great. You can't go wrong getting these!!!" —MO TYGR

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    20. A magnetic bottle opener you can use with *just* one hand. And it'll even catch the cap for you.

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    Promising review: "We are ALWAYS losing our bottle opener. I bought this to mount inside of our pantry so we would always be able to find a bottle opener. This thing is heavy-duty, comes with screws for easy mounting, and has a very small footprint so it doesn't take up much space. I'm not sure how I ever lived without this product. It makes my life so much easier. I'll never search for a bottle opener again. I have worked at a tavern or two that have had these kind of bottle openers and this is identical and of the same fine professional quality. Awesome gift idea!" —Harmony

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two finishes).

    21. Elastic shoe laces so going through airport security — or kicking off your sneakers as soon as you get home — will be dramatically quicker.

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    Promising review: "I wear black walking shoes to my office every day. I wanted to make them more comfortable and easier to put on. I tried another brand from a major retailer. They were 'one size' and really constricted my feet. Then I ordered these really simple laces. They are a very low-tech solution — just shoe strings made out of elastic. You can adjust the tension, just like shoe strings. You can tie a bow, so that you appear to have normal shoe strings. Now my shoes slip on and off easier then loafers. I've used them for three months. These are nothing fancy, but they do the job well. My sensitive feet are happy." —A. Aaron

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in sizes XS–L, 11 colors).

    22. A two-sided pumice stone made to tackle calluses on your feet from hitting the mean city streets and being too busy to actually pay for a pedicure.

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    I have this and its two sides (medium and coarse) WORK.

    Promising review: "I’ve always had pretty bad calluses and dry feet because I’ve always worked as a merchandiser. This has been the best purchase for my feet. It has two different textures on each side. I used the rough side first then the other side to smooth out and my feet have been smooth for at least a week without me having to redo them." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $2.89.

    23. And a pumice stick for your toilet that'll finally erase those hard-water stains on the bowl that had you saving up for a new porcelain throne.

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    FYI, there are MUCH grosser customer photos if you click through!

    Promising review: "So thankful for this Christmas gift. The stains in my toilet bowl have been such an eye sore, and I didn’t know how to get rid of them. Here’s my answer!" —April FJ

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. Micellar cleansing water to ~gently~ remove stubborn long-wearing makeup without tons of scrubbing. (Your skin will thank you.)

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    This stuff has been in constant rotation in my beauty routine since it came out a few years ago. AND it won as the budget pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99. (And get the foaming face wash for $6.99.)

    25. Low-key door bumpers that'll make the biggest difference in a family full of cabinet slammers.

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    These come with an adhesive back so you can simply peel them off the sheet and stick them on your cabinets.

    Promising review: "Great product! Baby continues to sleep now the cabinets are done slammin! :-)" —Chris Irvine

    Get 100 from Amazon for $5.48.

    26. A flat whisk to do the job of a balloon whisk without making you curse under your breath as you hand-wash it.

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    Hand-washing balloon whisks is one of many things that makes me curse under my breath.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. Makeup-erasing pen for fixing an eyeliner smudge here or there instead of having to start over from square one.

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    Promising review: "Why didn't I know this existed sooner? It's literally a magic makeup eraser! I can never get my eyeliner even the first time and this bad boy prevents me from having to scrape the waterproof stuff off. One thing to mention though, if you have eyeshadow on underneath the liner then use the pen, reapplying the shadow gets kinda tricky. It doesn't really stick to your skin (if that makes sense). You need to wash off the pen's residue with a little water before putting on more eyeshadow or you'll see a color gap where you had used the pen." —Jessie G.

    Get two from Amazon for $8.47. Cruelty-free.

    28. And some shadow shields to fight against fallout the next time you're trying to recreate a 10-step eye look from your go-to Insta MUA.

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    Promising review: "Shadow Shields are awesome and very simple to use. I use these on my clients all the time! The purpose of this product is to eliminate messy situations with makeup application like smudges, streaks, and shadow fallout. It has become my best friend when creating a perfect winged eyeliner. Ladies are who getting into beauty really would benefit from this a lot. I also like that this product saves me time with my clients and myself. I don't have to worry about being perfect with my eye shadow. TIP: Cut the shadow shields in half to increase longevity. If you doing a more drastic look use a whole shadow shield." —AwesomeBlossom

    Get 30 from Amazon for $8.99.

    29. A four-pack of dip clips that can satisfy your saucy appetite without getting hounded for double-dipping in the communal dip bowl.

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    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 $6.89.

    30. Drain snakes to help target hair clogs without pouring a bunch of chemicals down your pipes — turns out, old pipes are not a fan of that!

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    Promising review: "This thing is f**king awesome! Our shower would NOT drain well. We tried everything...Drano, vinegar and baking soda. This grabbed stray hairs we could find after each shower, etc...none of those things fixed it. I picked up this drain snake and went to work on the shower drain. It got EVERYTHING. Super quick, easy, and satisfying. There is NO water buildup anymore! Worked in the sink, as well. I'm telling everyone about these, they seriously rock and are a really good deal to boot :)" —Sierra Chavez

    Get them from Amazon for $6.38.

    31. A travel-size laundry bag you can easily ID as your own AND tote to the machines without pulling a muscle in your back. Again.

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three more styles).

    32. A trio of toothpaste tube squeezers ready to help you put off a trip to the store for a couple more days.

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    Get them from Walmart for $4.99.

    33. A pair of multipurpose lighters for putting more (safe) space between your hand and whatever you're trying to light.

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    And no, these aren't just for grilling. I use one of these in my apartment to light candles.

    Get two from Amazon for $7.94.

    34. Ziplock bag holders that'll serve as an extra set of hands when divvying up leftovers or meal-prepping freezer dump dinners.

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    Yep, the arms extend to accommodate both sandwich- and gallon-size bags.

    Get two from Amazon for $6.99.

    35. A flexible sink caddy that can hang around your faucet or — if you're lucky and have a double sink — can wrap on your sink divider for lots o' storage options. .

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    And this'll also help your cleaning tools *air out* properly!

    Promising review: "I have this is black (because we don't have a double sink) and it gets so many compliments. Our kitchen is newly remodeled so we didn't want something that was an eyesore. My mom loved it, so I bought her one for Christmas!" —Jennie

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95+ (four colors).

    36. A travel first-aid kit with all kinds of essentials that'll cost you about the same amount as an emergency box of bandages purchased at the drugstore for that paper cut that just won't quit.

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    Includes three antiseptic wipes, two sting relief wipes, two packs of antibiotic ointment, six 1"x3" latex-free bandages, four small bandages, two butterfly bandages, two spot bandages, two knuckle bandages, one 2" safety pin, one 1" safety pin, one razor blade, and one reusable tin.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    37. A shopping list notepad you can stick to your fridge and mark off as you run out of things — lest you plan a spaghetti dinner and then realize once the sauce is going that you're noodle-less.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.70.

    38. 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.

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    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 $8.34.

    39. A pair of contoured eye masks so the light will really and truly stay out of your peepers AND you can flutter your lashes as you awaken from a five-hour nap.

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    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    Here's to your new address on Easy Street:

    Columbia Pictures Corporation

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