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

    Cheap buys to take care of the little but not-so-fun things in life.

    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. A six-pack of slow cooker liners to make using the lazy person's fav kitchen appliance even easier because you just toss the liner after you're done with the noms!

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

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $2.49.

    2. A 30-pack of cute needle threaders that'll speed up sewing repairs and big cross-stitching projects.

    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.

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

    Each bottle has up to 300 sprays for up to 100 uses.

    Promising review: "This product may have saved my marriage :) Every time my husband used the restroom before I would have to remind him to 'please spray' or 'courtesy flush.' It's deadly in there. Ever woken up to the smell of foul BM? It's not pleasant. NOW he sprays this in the bowl beforehand and voila, happy wife. No smell, no anger, just love and a fresh bathroom. GET THIS!" —A. Hansen

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

    4. A set of double-glide shower hooks so you won't have to do gymnastics to switch out a shower curtain to wash or a rank shower liner.

    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 $4.55+ (available in three finishes).

    5. A fly catcher to lure in the little buggers while you do more important stuff!

    Non-toxic formula is safe near food, so it's A OK to leave out on your kitchen counter!

    Promising review: "We opened the container, sat it near the sink and in minutes we 10+ plus fruit flies in it. Now it's weeks later and still working well." —Patrick

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    6. A pack of 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.

    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 $8.22.

    7. A color-correcting foundation primer to reduce redness and make that stuff stay put throughout the day.

    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 $9.09+ (also available in lavender and clear).

    8. A grocery bag carrier for helping you make a few less trips from the car to the kitchen after a big haul.

    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.

    9. A stormproof match kit that'll be a welcome addition in your emergency kits or camping arsenal that you'll hopefully never have to use!

    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.

    10. A trio of ~washable~ makeup-removing cloths to get the stuff your cleanser left behind without having to buy stock in cotton balls.

    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.

    11. A tiny knife sharpener that'll help transform dull knifes into ~safer~ instruments for way less than replacing them.

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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 my full review here.

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

    12. 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.

    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.

    13. A bottle of wrinkle-releasing spray so you won't have to bust out the iron to straighten out the shirt you found crumpled at the bottom of your closet.

    Get it from Walmart for $6.97.

    14. A stainless-steel bar (and holder!) to help de-funk your hands after handling fish or garlic during food prep.

    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 $1.99 or a similar one from Jet for $6.89.

    15. 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.

    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 $3.47.

    16. A magnetic bottle opener you can use with one hand and will catch the cap for you!

    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 $7.99 (available in two finishes).

    17. A pair of elastic shoe laces so going through airport security — or just letting your old dogs breathe under your desk at work — will be much quicker.

    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 $7.99+ (available in sizes XS–L, 12 colors).

    18. A 100-pack of low-key door bumpers — they might let you get some stuff done in the kitchen without waking up a fussy baby or roommate!

    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 them from Amazon for $5.99.

    19. An eight-pack of comforter clips that'll keep your duvet in the right spot inside your comforter without harming either piece of bedding!

    Promising review: "These have done exactly what I expected them to do. They are easy to attach, and have stayed on and held the duvet corners together perfectly. My daughter still manages to ball her duvet up every night, but with these clips it's very quick and easy getting it all straight again in the morning." —L. Miller

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. And a pair of sheet suspenders to keep your fitted sheet from creeping up on the corners once and for all.

    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.

    21. A makeup-erasing pen for fixing errant smudges on the fly instead of starting from square one with a clean face just to fix a mistake.

    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 it from Amazon for $7.25. Cruelty-free.

    22. A 75-pack of dental flossers that'll help you keep your New Year's resolution going strong — and maybe also help you keep from getting yelled at by the dentist during your next checkup.

    But really, these are how I'm sticking to my flossing resolution for 2018.

    Promising review: "These are like the kind you get from the dentist. They last FOREVER before breaking, and they're shaped to go in the opposite angle of the handle, which makes them SO much easier to use. LOVE THESE!" —Rob Jones

    Get one bag from Amazon for $4.66.

    23. A nail polish holder for your hand or a table so you can concentrate on the task, making it look like you paid someone to paint your nails.,

    Get the first from Walmart for $2.88 or the second from Amazon for $7.85.

    24. A 30-pack of shadow shields to keep your smoky eye from looking like you've been sobbing in an emo music video, unless you'd *like* to look like that!

    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 them from Amazon for $8.

    25. A five-pack of drain snakes to help target hair clogs without pouring a bunch of chemicals down your pipes.

    Pssst. Pouring chemical drain de-clogger down your pipes all the time isn't great for them. Especially if you live in an old house!

    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.

    26. An easily identified laundry bag that'll actually keep your socks inside it. Plus, you can fold it up into a tiny square when not in use (unlike the gargantuan IKEA bag you've been using as a laundry bag).

    It's me. I've been using two gargantuan IKEA bags as laundry bags.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99, World Market for $5.99, or Jet for $8.98.

    27. A trio of tube squeezers for helping you get every last drop of toothpaste.

    Get them from Walmart for $5.48.

    28. A flexible sink caddy so you won't have to search for an MIA cleaning brush or sponge, only to discover it in a pool of water in a mountain of dirty dishes. Gross.

    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 $7.31+ (three colors).

    29. A tiny first-aid kit with 27 essentials because accidents can and will happen, and you should be prepared!

    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 $5.64.

    30. An odor eliminator to toss in any place that's smelling slightly bad, even after you've spray air freshener a zillion times.

    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).

    31. 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

    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 $2.97.

    32. A waterproof picnic blanket/poncho that comes with stakes and a carrying pouch for staying put or carrying it wherever you please.

    Includes four stakes that fit through its anchoring loops, a carrying pouch, and carabiner.

    Promising review: "For starters, this is a lot thicker than our other portable ones. The ones I had before were like the thin parachute-type material. Although waterproof, was still very thin and can tear if punctured. This one is thicker and more durable in my opinion. It has dedicated loops for stakes if needed. The best part of this is that it can be used as a poncho! Because I keep these in my car, and umbrellas never get returned to my car after people use them, I can just grab this from my glove box and quickly snap the buttons to stay dry. Excellent idea and I would highly recommend if you have the fold-able ones. This additional feature will come in handy more than you think." —HeadhunterJohnny

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    33. A four-pack of dip clips to keep your personal serving of dipping sauce at the ready so you don't have to worry about double-dipping in a communal bowl.

    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 $6.45.

    34. A grocery list notepad you can stick to your fridge and mark off as you run out of things.

    Promising review: "This bad boy makes it so much easier on this mama. My husband just has to check things off the list as we run out of them, so when it's time for me to go to the store, I just grab this and go! I don't have to fumble around the fridge and pantry wondering what my husband finished up and didn't tele about. Everyone needs this, trust me." —JmT13

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    35. A microwave soup mug that'll help you avoid firing up the stove for heating up your lone can of soup.

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

    Promising review: "Best microwave containers we have ever purchased. These are durable. My husband uses these to carry his food to work everyday. The lids clamp on and off. The lids also have a steam vent on top. The handle makes carrying hot food to the table much easier. These also clean up nicely. We are currently on our second batch of these. The first batch was used daily and help up for several years. You cannot go wrong with these!" —Sandra A. Rice

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80+ (available in three sizes).

    36. A multipurpose lighter to put more (safe) space between your hand and whatever you're trying to light.

    Promising review: "Excellent for lighting my water heater and barbeque. Flexible tip is very handy and makes lighting the devises easier and faster." —Dale D. Mclaughlin

    Get them from Amazon for $7.59.

    37. A pair of contoured eye masks with ample room to flutter your lovely lashes when you awaken from a five-hour nap.

    Promising review: "Such a great purchase! These masks are soft and lightweight, plus the adjustable band makes it so easy to be comfortable. They fit to your face without pressing on your eyes or nose. Blocks out all light!" —Rebecca Wolf

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four color combos).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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