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

    Small price tags, huge (convenient) differences.

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    1. A small but mighty knife sharpener for transforming your lackluster cutters into safer, sharper instruments. Nope, you don't need a new knife set. You need this.

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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! I read the reviews, fell for it, and put it in several stories. Then I spent as much money as I've paid for a fancy coffee drink on it. It's called investing, folks. It whipped my leftover knives into shape by running it through the notches a few times, which is incredibly easy to do and way less intimidating than those sharpening rods you see in cartoons. ALSO cutting with a dull knife is extremely dangerous! Stay safe out there, folks.

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

    2. 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 $6.99.

    3. 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 eyesore, and I didn’t know how to get rid of them. Here’s my answer!" —April FJ

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. And 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. (Yes, if you go and get a pedicure, you might spot the technician using one of these on your old dogs!)

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    I have this and its two sides (medium and coarse) WORK. It's lasted a longggggg time. Most of the time I go in on my feet with the coarse side first, and then finish off with the medium. But don't do this dry! Make sure you've done this after you've been in the shower or the bath a bit to help soften your skin. With this, a pedicure rasp, and a body scrub, you can do some major foot work on the reg and treat pro pedicures like, well, a treat!

    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 $2.64.

    5. Grocery bag carriers to help cut out a few trips from the car to the house after a shopping run. Keeping your dog and kids corralled while you do this chore is about to be so much easier.

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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.

    6. A stormproof match kit that'll 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 the waterproof case, 25 stormproof matches, and 3 strikers.

    Promising review: "An astonishing match. A must-have for emergencies. These things will not blow out. The reaction is so strong you can actually strike, and place under a stream of water, remove and the match will light." —Rick

    Get them from Amazon for $9.25.

    7. Slow-cooker liners – they might just 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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    Years ago I picked up a box of these liners and have been using them since. They make cleanup SO EASY that I feel a little guilty about it. And I don’t have a dishwasher, so that’s a pretty big deal. I've used them to make chili, barbecue, and even some delicious bread (all without affecting the taste of my food).

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $2.60.

    8. 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. "Don't they own an iron?" should never be the thing discussed post-interview.

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    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A 30-pack of cute needle threaders for speeding up sewing repairs and big cross-stitching projects because sometimes you can feel your eyesight worsening from rethreading that needle.

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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 $7.99.

    10. 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. I have these and love them so much that I just converted my mom.

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    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 $6.51+ (available in three finishes).

    11. 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).

    12. 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 a nine-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    13. 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).

    14. A color-correcting primer for reducing redness and making your foundation stay in place throughout the day... even if you have rosacea like me!

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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 $5.60.

    15. ~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 was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $7.29.

    16. A couple of adorable sponge-drying racks 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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    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. 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: "I have stopped using single-use plastic and switched to reusable drinking bottles to save money and be more eco-friendly. I didn’t feel comfortable just cleaning the neck and rinsing them out. When I first saw this, I thought it was the wrong size because it looked so big! But then I used it and it was perfect because it’s so soft and flexible! It cleans thoroughly. A wonderful product! I can’t say enough about it!" —Gina Marie Di Dio

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    18. 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 have tried all the "tricks" to get rid of the onion smell when I cook with onions. Rubbing my hands with salt, freezing them before cutting, etc. I had heard if you rub your hands on your faucet, it would get rid of the smell. Well...I felt that using this would be much better. It is!! It's small, lightweight and so easy to use. Going to buy several more for gifts." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.20.

    19. 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. Seriously, it feels personal every single time.

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    Promising review: "I use these dividers in my bullet journal in lieu of a key or index. They work perfectly. I actually laminated them and attached them with decorative washi tape because I literally use it everyday and didn't want the paper to wear out. I'm sure they would work without doing this, but I'm a little lamination-obsessed. LOL" —PDiddy

    Get them from Amazon for $4.97.

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

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    Promising review: "Finally, a way to keep my sheets from popping off in the middle of the night.... who knew sheets could be this sexy?? I put the bottom sheet on, flip back the corner and attach all 3 clips, then pull it on and over.... If it needs tightening, it's much easier to adjust the clips this way than struggle to put the clips on an already made sheet. This way is super easy. Done in seconds." —Ella Arey

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in white or black).

    21. 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. Plus! It's perfect for packing a lunch!

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    Dishwasher-safe (top rack), BPA-free, and has a cool-touch handle.

    Promising review: "Got this to take soup and oatmeal to work. Food heats up quickly and the outside remains cool to the touch. So far I haven't experienced any leaks, but I'm also not tossing my lunch bag around like a second grader." —Mina

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    22. A magnetic bottle opener you can plop on the side of your fridge and use with *just* one hand. And it'll even catch the cap for you. Talk about a party trick ;)

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    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

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

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    Promising review: "I have heard amazing things about using micellar water, so I wanted to give it a try and very happy I did — this stuff is amazing! It did a great job removing makeup off my face, even hard to remove waterproof mascara. It also made my face feel silky smooth and soft. I haven't tried any other brands of micellar water, so I don't have anything to compare this too, but I would definitely purchase this again." —Tracy Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (and get the micellar cleansing water for $5.99, which 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!)

    24. 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).

    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: "The bumper pads that came with my house were falling off so my cabinets were banging every time I closed them. So, I got these bumpers. They are easy to stick on and seem to hold in place very well. They dampen the sound well; no more banging. I spent the day putting them on all of my cabinets and drawers, and am now able to enjoy a quieter house." —B

    Get 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    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 $7.99.

    27. 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 $6.63.

    28. 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 $5.99.

    29. A millipede-like hair remover with more than 4k hooks and loops to ensnare all that hair down there. 'Tis time for it to (briefly) see the light of day again before you toss it in the trash.

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    Promising review: "This is the best product ever for getting rid of hair clogs in sink and tub drains! I have two teenage girls with long curly hair and despite them gathering hair that they find in the tub after showering, it still clogs from time to time. All I have to do is put down the drain millipede and it pulls out the hair and removes the black gunk on the side of the drain. It's absolutely disgusting and smells horrible BUT gets the job done without chemicals and a plumber. A must have for every tub/shower drain!!" —D. Darr

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    30. 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).

    31. 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 $8.19.

    32. 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 $9.46.

    33. 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 $6.29.

    34. 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 in 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).

    35. 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 $6.36.

    36. 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 an 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 $6.22.

    37. A trio 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 three from Amazon for $9.95.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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