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    36 Products Under $10 That'll Pay For Themselves Over And Over Again

    These finds make annoying tasks like separating egg yolks, scrubbing the tub, and making lip color stay put SO much easier.

    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 โ€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A handy lil' egg separator that'll clip onto the edge of your mixing bowl the next time you wanna make cloud eggs.

    What are cloud eggs? Check out this Tasty recipe. (Even I can make them.)

    Promising review: "For years I'd been looking in stores for an egg separator like my mother had in her kitchen, and it was only on Amazon that I found this one. I really just wanted the ability to pull whites out, but the little included egg-cracker helps immensely. When I'm done, into the dishwasher it goes. Great little utensil, especially if you're not one of those people who enjoys doing the separation of the egg in the shell itself." โ€”Brian M Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. A super specific but incredibly helpful microwave cover to help you heat up leftovers and avoid gross splatter. And it collapses for easy storage!

    Measures 3.5" but collapses to 1" for easy storage. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. I have one and IT WORKS.

    Promising review: "This product can be categorized as a timesaver. Have been using this for the past month and it has sharply reduced the cleaning time. No more splatter no more cleaning in the small space. Most of my plates and bowls are covered with the collapsible design. Before getting this, using a lid was the only way to prevent the splatter, however using a lid affected the heating of food. This one however eliminates that problem. Cleaning this is a bliss too, run it under the tap water or a light scrub should do the trick. This is a must for everyone with a microwave." โ€”Zondor

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A holographic highlighter palette because you wanna shine without spending your weekly disposable income on a shimmery cheek bone.

    TBH, I've spent my week's disposable income on a Taco Bell order SEVERAL TIMES.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with holographic highlighters and this one is a must if you're like me. They go on perfectly fine and it has little to no glitter particles in it. The are almost like the new Kat Von D and NYX holographic highlighters. But these highlighters are a steal if you're in a budget and don't want to spend a lot of money on makeup. I wish they had more colors." โ€”Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    4. A setting powder made for oily skin to keep your T-zone looking like matte perfection despite heat and humidity this summer.

    I have very oily skin and recently made the switch from a pricier setting powder to this. It makes a huge difference! And the included puff is cloud-like.

    Promising review: "A game-changer. When I put this on in the morning I apply it over all my face makeup, and it keeps my skin feeling fresh, smooth, and comfortable all day. It even keeps my bangs from looking greasy! If I forget it in the morning, by mid-afternoon I have a shiny, oily face. But I can still pat it on, using it as I would blotting papers, and this powder immediately mattifies and smoothes my skin. I prefer this over blotting papers. I haven't noticed any sort of residue. It's got a lovely, light lime sort of scent. This has become one of my most treasured cosmetic products" โ€”Maggie R

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

    5. A box of slow cooker liners that'll make cleaning up after yourself (and delicious concoctions) criminally easy. Just toss the liner when you're finished!

    I adore my slow cooker but hate cleaning up after using it. So I use these handy lil' bags. Read my full review.

    Get a box of six from Amazon for $3.51.

    6. A box of Magic Erasers to brighten dingy sneakers, remove walls scuffs, and clean up grout stains on shower walls.

    I use Magic Erasers for all of the above, especially during rushed mornings when all of a sudden a pair of sneakers I planned to wear looks especially dingy. I can't rave about them enough!

    Promising review: "Helped to remove the dirt on my white Vans from hiking. I tried using baking soda before but it didn't do anything to the mud. Thanks to Magic Eraser the stains are almost gone!" โ€”Daisy

    Get a box of 8 from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. A pair of Drain Wigs, which is really just a funny name (that sounds like an excellent Drag Race insult) for drain hair catchers.

    Promising review: "These things saved my sanity. I have long curly hair. Even when I brush it BEFORE i shower I still have a ton of loose hairs that do not fall out until I shampoo and condition. I have tried a few options that catch it before it hits the drain but they only do so much. This however catches it ALL. I pull it up once a week, try not to gag, and clean it up and put it back. 10/10 telling all my girl friends about this thing." โ€”JuliaSto

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available for bathtub or shower).

    8. An easy jar opener so you won't have to risk life and limb (or track down another pair of hands) just to open a jar of preserves.

    Hand-wash when needed.

    Promising review: "EASIST JAR OPENER EVER, Iโ€™ve had carpal tunnel surgery in both wrists and canโ€™t squeeze anything tightly enough to get a tight cap off. It is so frustrating! I think Iโ€™ve tried every jar opener on Amazon that you put on the top of the can and you twisted off, this is just so easy. It opens everything from a 2 L bottle of soda to a large jar, and itโ€™s the only thing Iโ€™ve needed I havenโ€™t had to try several things to finally get a jar open just this one jar opener works on everything Iโ€™m so glad I found it" โ€”Gadget Gal

    Get it from Amazon for $8.34.

    9. A set of pastel highlighters to call your attention to important stuff during study sessions or organize a bullet journal without killing your eyes.

    Includes 12 pens. Available in several other color varieties.

    Promising review: "Love, Love, Love these!! Perfect for my planner!! The colors are light enough that you can see through them perfectly while highlighting things that you need highlighted!! I'm going to order these whenever I can!" โ€”T. Liles

    Get them from Amazon for $8.98.

    10. A pair of Fiskars scissors with a soft grip that'll cut as smooth as buttah without turning your poor hands red.

    Every time I've thought, "These scissors are legit" in my life I've inspected them to discover that they're Fiskars. And I've thought that quite often in my life. Seriously, other scissors are trash.

    Promising review: "I have a old old pair Fiskers hard plastic orange color. These are grey. Way better fit. I have huge hands and my thumb and fingers don't get caught in the holes. Soft material and I can really tell. Way better set than my old ones. Couldn't get my fingers all the way in the old ones but they still cut good after 20 years?" โ€”steve ypsi mi

    Get them from Amazon for $6.48.

    11. A texturizing dry shampoo (that smells slightly beachy) to perk up dirty hair without leaving weird white spots in dark locks.


    I bought this in a drugstore on a whim (for way more than its listed Amazon price) and really dig it! The coconut smell is nice, but kinda faint. If you hate such a smell, opt for another product.

    Get it from Walmart for $3.98 or Jet for $4.62.

    12. A shampoo brush that'll target buildup and make your scalp feel like you're getting a luxurious wash at the salon. AND IT IS SO CHEAP.,

    Promising review: "OH MY GOODNESS!! I absolutely LOVE these shampoo brushes for detangling (I also use them for scratching my scalp if I have an itch while detangling.) I have type 4 tightly coiled, kinky hair and these work PERFECTLY for detangling my hair type without ripping out my hair. Thanks to YouTuber Chazzzisawesome!" โ€”๐Ÿ’œKiki.L.G๐Ÿ’œ

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    13. A paddle detangling brush that can do major things for unruly hair (and maybe save a few bucks of the detangling spray you normally use to douse your hair).

    Promising review: "LADIES STOP RIGHT HERE AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BRUSH. I have color treated, fine, thinning hair. It tangles. A LOT. No matter what conditioner I use, or what leave in. I had been using the original Wet Brush, but home girl's hair decided it was gonna grow like a weed this year. I can't get my little T-rex arms through it good with the other brush so I read up and saw that longer hair benefits from the paddle shape. Mind you, the bristles are EXACTLY THE SAME. Just a different brush head. HOLY UPSIDE DOWN JESUS CAKES BATMAN. Went through my hair like a hot knife through butter. Like your mama through some Oreos. It was AMAZING. Buy this S.O.B. if you have hair like mine, OK? Don't even think about it. Long fine tangle-prone hair? BUY IT. P.S. It works just amazing on dry hair but you know, you probably gathered that. Buy this. TREAT YO' SELF." โ€”Voxemluth

    Get it from Amazon for $7.44+ (available in four colors).

    14. A cotton tote in a cute pattern you can easily identify โ€” like bananas, pineapples, or floral โ€” to keep in your car or at your desk when today's bag just won't cut it for your storage needs.,,

    Get them from Amazon: bananas for $6.99+ (three sizes), pineapples for $8.99+ (two sizes), or floral for $8.99+ (seven colors)

    15. A pair of silicone baking mats that'll be a total game-changer if you haven't been lured into the siren call of them yet.

    Promising review: "I've had my old Silpat silicone baking mat for about a decade, and wasn't sure about going off-brand, but these mats are just as good as the fancy imported ones. If you're still baking cookies or breads without one of these, I can promise these will change your life. They're absolutely non-stick, and the way they distribute heat in the oven ensures a more even bake. Never going back." โ€”//

    Get them from Amazon for $9.62.

    16. A mattifying makeup primer for a smooth finish that'll stay that way for so much longer.,

    Promising review: "I am not one to leave reviews but this stuff deserves recognition! In my 32 years of life I have never had something that is supposed to control oil actually do its job. From the moment this stuff touched my face, I felt a difference! My face is extremely oily that by the time I walk out the house, my makeup is sitting on top of my face looking caked. This is the first time EVER, I had a primer leave my face matte with makeup on. Although I love my look with makeup, I hate what the oil does so Iโ€™m usually limiting my application to eyebrows and under eye. Although this is day one of use, my makeup has been on my face for almost four hours and I have yet to pull out my MAC blot powder or oil control sheet to touch things up. I am IMPRESSED and that is a major compliment considering Iโ€™ve literally tried everything on the market and this $5 product surpasses them ALL!!!" โ€”Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $5.03.

    17. A glitter primer for keeping those sparkles in place, whether it's for a sizzling eye look or swatching.

    Promising review: "Loooooove this. I've used a lot of glitter primers and usually they work for a little while an hour, maybe two and never up against sweat. I used this on Halloween and am now using it to swatch any of my glitters for nails or makeup. And this holds AMAZINGLY. I did dishes and made lunch while having the pictured snowflake on to swatch glitter colors and it did not budge, I had to use micellar water and a makeup wipe just to get it off a little. So definitely recommend!" โ€”Seriously Lacqueing

    Get it from Amazon for $4.

    18. A stick of anti-chafing balm to keep your inner thighs and other parts ouchless when it's time to get physical, physical.

    Instagram: @bodyglide

    Promising review: "I'm fat, I chafe, it's gross and hurts like hell. This product solves that problem. I started walking 10 miles a day, normally by the 5th mile I'm ready to call someone to pick me up. Not because i'm exhausted, tired, muscles hurt. Because my fat thighs are rubbing together trying to make fire like I'm trying out for Survivorman. As long as I remember to put this on before my walk (applied like deodorant) I am completely chafe-free. This product is a lifesaver." โ€”Kevin C. Hayes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99. (Also available in a cream, "for her," and for your feet.)

    19. A silicone-based lube can get you through all sorts of would-be sticky situations.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.97.

    20. A coffee scoop/bag clip so you'll never have to track down a spoon to fill 'er up with caffeine while you're zombie yawning.

    Promising review: "These are great. We've been using them daily without any issue, makes mornings a lot simpler and as we don't have a dishwasher, we appreciate anything that saves us a few spoons." โ€”HowAboutNope

    Get a pair from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A wood polish with miraculous before and after pics โ€” it might just have you seeking out all sorts of worn out wood surfaces to rejuvenate.,

    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." โ€”Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.05.

    22. An SPF 30 lip balm in a yummy acai flavor so sun protection will be far more appetizing.

    Promising review: "Hands down my favorite lip balm ever! Have purchased many high-end brands hoping to get a little moisture and a lot of smoothness, and this delivers the great results I seek! Love the look, taste and smell. Plus it has sunscreen โ€” bonus Jonas!" โ€”ToriTombstone

    Get it from Sephora for $9.50.

    23. And an easy lip stain for delivering major color (plus, it won't budge all day).,

    Promising review: "I REALLY LOVE THE RESULTS. It's really vivid, at the same time lightweight, and it's just in one coat. I must say I'm really impressed with this one because it's NOT slimy, sticky, or tastes bad at all. I'll be buying again soon." โ€”MSK E

    Get it from Amazon for $6 (two colors).

    24. An all-purpose cleaner (in pre-mixed or powder form) that'll give you legendary results around the house without costing as much as hiring an actual house cleaner.

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    I used to work for, where staffers know all about household solutions and this was always a top recommendation. It works on stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, and corian. So *most* household surfaces!

    Promising review: "After I cleaned the stove, the next beast was the bathtub, which I tackled with the powder. This tub didn't have just a light layer of grime โ€” it had awful stains from sitting water. And sir, a bathtub is a place to *clean* yourself, so it should NOT be slime central!" โ€”Kayla Suazo

    Want more? Read the rest of a BuzzFeeder's glowing review of both! Oh, and you're going to want to see her before and after cleaning pics.

    Get them from Amazon: two-pack of pre-mixed for $8.20 and powder for $7.17

    25. A trendy waist bag โ€” in a tropical print or a solid color โ€” to free up your hands for stuff like wrangling a toddler, putting up your hands on a roller coaster, or fighting off zombies while running for your bunker in the hills.,

    Get them from Amazon: tropical for $7.47 (16 patterns) or solid color for $8 (seven colors)

    26. A sheet of door-dampening bumpers that'll be silent and go unnoticed, much like your deep dive for snacks when the baby's asleep.

    These come with an adhesive back so you can simply peel them off the sheet and stick them on your cabinets. I recently bought them for my slamming kitchen cabinets and they work without drawing attention! I also put them at the top and bottom of my sliding closet doors. I'd like to think my neighbors are very appreciative of my considerate nature!

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

    Get as sheet of 40 from Amazon for $5.99.

    27. A 3-in-1 avocado tool for dismantling the green fruit faster for treats like toast, guac, and more!

    This beaut splits, pits, and slices avocados, and it's top-rack dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, please! This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. Really happy I bought this tool!" โ€”NPR MAN

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A dad cap in a flavor to your liking โ€” like pizza, a sassy Boo, or rugged classic โ€” to keep on standby for shielding your eyes from the sun or helping disguise a lackluster hair day.,,

    Get them from Amazon: pizza slice for $7.99 (39 colors), ghost for $9.95 (two colors), or plain for $7.99+ (10 colors)

    29. A box of chocolate anuses that'll come in handy you need a prank gift in a pinch. (Please let it be a prank gift.)

    Promising review: "These made a date from hell turn into a nightmare. After going to chocolate and beer tasting event for valentines day, I thought I'd be creative and add my own chocolate to the mix. She was so offended she took the liberty to show them to everyone in the bar so they'd know what a creep I was. Most people laughed and it didn't dawn on anybody that we were at a CHOCOLATE TASTING EVENT and I was being creative in gifting chocolate. She didn't even try them. She said she wouldn't put them in her mouth. I reiterated they weren't my bum and she said well who's is it? I don't know. So that made it even worse because I gave her random bum chocolate!? People. Stay off those dating sites folks... I ate the chocolate and they were amazing. I don't care who's bum they are cast from, they have delicious lines and flavorful contours." โ€”Timothy D. Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $9.57.

    30. A heel liner to give some sweet relief for that amazing pair of shoes that slips just enough to leave your heels howling in pain.

    Promising review: "This thing really works! I have a pair of shoes I really like, but they're a little big. I think I bought it at night after I had been walking for the whole day. So it feels big now. After I put this liner on, it is a perfect fit. I would say it decreased the shoe size by half of a half size, like from a size 7.5 to a size between 7 and 7.5. Works very well." โ€”Someone

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $8.99.

    31. And a couple of pairs of gel inserts that'll cushion your foot pads on the DL when you decide to wear heels.

    They're washable and reusable!

    Promising review: "These are just the ticket. On my left foot, I developed a stone bruise. It made walking very uncomfortable. I would be so careful to baby that foot and the swelling would start to go down. Then, I'd do something foolish like put too much pressure on that foot, and then, I'm back to square one as the sole would swell up again. These gel pads were perfect to protect the injury until it fully healed. I had no problems with them shifting in my shoes either." โ€”Richard Garland

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $9.92.

    32. A handy dino here to hold your phone while you take your millionth BuzzFeed quiz of the afternoon.

    After all, you have to do something while you wait for your characteristically tardy friend at the coffee shop. Compatible with iPhone5/4/4S/3G/3GS, iPod series Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500/i9505, HTC One M7, Sony, LG, and other smartphone models.

    Promising review: "I enjoy using this regularly. I helps while cooking in the kitchen, watching movies on the airplane, watching movies in bed and it is a nice toy for my baby. My iPhone 7plus and my Galaxy Note 2 fit in it just fine. I ordered the green Dino and it was not damaged in any way." โ€”Morgan G

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 13 colors).

    33. A quick-dry top coat for a lasting finish over your home mani.,

    Promising review: "Seche Vite is the best top coat ever, the only top coat I'll ever buy. I have tried many top coats, nothing compares to this brand. Seche Vite dries with in 60 seconds, leaves yours nails shiny, and never chips. I wear my polish for two weeks before changing it, my nails never chip. I highly recommend this top coat." โ€”Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $5.41.

    34. A headrest trash bag that'll eliminate your kids' excuses for littering on the car floor. AND even though it isn't a dead ringer for the monsters, it reminds me of the great terrible Tremors films and the TV show (with Kevin Bacon!) that for some dumb reason they decided to not follow through on. Sigh.

    Way to kill all the joy in the world with not moving forward on this pilot. Back to the PRODUCT, it has an adjustable belt to fit around your headrest and can be washed clean!

    Promising review: "Purchased this to replace the plastic garbage bag that I use to put garbage dropped in the car by yours truly or my passengers. This bag is more appealing and not in the way. Its size holds enough that I get to empty once a week. Can hold even the medium size drink from Burger King." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    35. A *legit* oven cleaner ready to do the tough scrubbing for you.

    Just do it in a well-ventilated space!!!

    Promising review: "Works like magic! My oven hasn't been cleaned for what it feels like a year ( I just moved in the apartment) and this made it look like new. Make sure to keep it for 8 hours or more. One downside: it's very chemically smelly, and since I sprayed a lot of it to make sure it does the job it was a bit unpleasant." โ€”NYer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    36. A dog water dispenser to throw in your bag for all sorts of adventures with your BFF.

    Promising review: "Every time I (Harper) use(s) this Gulpy in public, I get multiple inquiries about it and always recommend them to come here on Amazon and buy one. This thing is amazing and so practical. The 20 oz. size fits plenty of water for a long walk or a day at the dog park. It does not leak at all when the drinking section is folded close. And it is so easy to carry; feels like a regular water bottle. There is a belt clip on it if you're into that sort of thing. The only downside is that you cannot pick the color that you will receive; we just lucked out and got blue. Overall, thank you for inventing this โ€” it has been extremely useful!" โ€”Kristen Lisicki

    Get it from Amazon for $7.27.

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