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    43 Cheap Products That Can Make A Lasting Impact

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    1. A super-soft Makeup Eraser that wipes makeup right off your face with nothing but water and a gentle scrub — and, more importantly, has a microfiber blend specifically designed to clear gunk from your pores. It won't just clean your face now, but prevent all blackheads and breakouts in the long run, too.

    2. A squishy universal dust cleaner to get into all your keyboard's nooks and crannies, helping you significantly lengthen your computer's life span (if you, like me, have ever had to shamefacedly give a flickering computer full of Cheez-It crumbs to an Apple Genius).

    3. A cold brew coffee maker that might your bank account might do a double take at how much you save from your regular morning cold brew runs. All you have to do is add coffee to the airtight brewer, add your water to the coffee maker, and pop it in the fridge overnight. BOOM, caffeine city.

    The cold brew coffee pitcher next to a glass of cold brew

    4. A TikTok-famous pick 'n peel stone – a lot of reviewers swear by it to help with anxiety, and to prevent them from picking at skin or nails by offering a soothing alternative.

    A model using a tiny hook to pick blue paint out of a lava rock with tiny holes

    5. A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen for sensitive teeth and gums that can help lighten up years' worth of stains from coffee, tea, wine, or just ... you know. Existing as a human with teeth.

    6. A Petcube, which is basically a Furbo without all the extra bells and whistles — this super reliable pet monitoring camera has a wide angle and night vision so you can check on your pet 24/7 and even talk to them, giving you peace of a whole new peace of mind whenever you leave the house.

    A small camera mounted to the bottom of a kitchen shelf

    7. A set of silicone anti-snoring nose vents to dilate your nostrils and help promote healthy air flow, so you won't wake yourself (or other people!) up with your snoring and finally start waking up well-rested in the morning.

    A model with transparent nose vents inserted in each nostril while they sleep

    8. A ring size adjuster for loose rings, a comfy money-saver in the long run for anyone whose fingers are in between sizes and doesn't want to shell out $$$ to get everything resized.

    9. Plus a jewelry-cleaning stick with cleansing solution on a brush that's designed specifically to get in the grimy nooks and crannies of your rings with a clean that's both fast *and* long-lasting (my two favorite adjectives as a lazy human being).

    A cloudy diamond ring before and a much clearer, sparkly one after

    10. A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

    A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands

    11. A produce-saving storage container designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh for so much longer than they would on their lonesome, so you can actually get your money's worth outta your groceries time and time again.

    12. A jar of Aztec healing clay masks for acne that essentially suck the gunk out of your pores (and pre-existing acne) like a vacuum. It doesn't just help with the acne you already have — it helps to prevent acne in the future, making it less of a quick easy fix and more of an actual solution.

    13. A weekly meal planner you can use to map out all your grocery needs in advance — particularly handy if you're trying to cut costs or save time ordering groceries.

    A person writing on the notepad stuck to the fridge

    14. A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil that you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and hangnails, so you can finally kick the habit of picking at them once and for all.

    before and after image of reviewer with brittle nails and healthier ones

    15. A chic freezer storage chart you can frame both as decor *and* a handy life hack, making sure you don't sacrifice any precious cheesecake or other expensive frozen goods to the merciless freezer gods ever again.

    A black and white printable of freezer storage times for different types of food

    16. A detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that's so effective on all hair types that it's amassed over 20,000 five-star reviews on Amazon — people swear by it for detangling fast without pulling and damaging hair, so your locks can maintain their health over time.

    17. An firming eye cream that uses vitamin C, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract to brighten and firm that sensitive skin around your eyes and neck not just on a day-to-day basis, but a long-term one, too.

    18. A subscription to EveryPlate, an affordable, easy-to-use meal kit service that you can customize to your needs — basically it's like cooking with training wheels, so the longer you use it, the more confident you'll get with cooking your own meals, until suddenly Rachael Ray herself is trembling in your wake.

    A plate of breaded chicken, green beans, and toast

    19. A set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place once and for all, so you can finally get the peaceful, untangled sleep you deserve every night.

    20. An adorable floral phone cover that's protective enough to keep your precious phone from the kind of harm that'll have you shelling out big money to fix it, but lightweight enough that it'll easily slide into your pocket and be unobtrusive.

    yellow phone cover with white flowers on it

    21. A long-lasting stainless-steel tongue scraper to help take care of odor-causing bacteria and soft plaque without irritating your gag reflex the way a spoon might. A lot of reviewers also love it because it makes their taste buds a *lot* more sensitive to taste, without all the tongue gunk in the way.

    22. A battery-operated depiller you can use on sweaters, socks, and bedding to suck all the gunky fabric up, saving you the money of having to replace staples year after year.

    23. A rose gold, flameless rechargeable electric lighter that's wayyy more cost-effective (and environmentally-friendly!) than constantly replacing gas ones, and is long enough to light up even your most well-loved Bath & Body Works candles without worrying about the flame being able to reach the wicks.

    24. A pair of wireless sleep headphones to play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so you can sleep in whatever position you want and your ears don't have to take the brunt of earplugs or regular headphones while you snooze.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

    25. A two-stage knife-sharpener, because those blades you bought back in the day?? They're probably super dull by now, even if you haven't noticed since it's happened over time. But sharper knives = faster, safer cooking, so you can constantly ~refresh~ them with this.

    Hands running a knife through the small sharpener

    26. A pair of comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood, so you can save money on tampons, pads, *and* ruined underwear, since the blood washes right out of those every time.

    A reviewer in black underwear

    27. An earwax removal kit, so you don't have to wait until your yearly physical for your doctor to be like "um WHOA" and fix it for you. This is quicker, easier, and will be a huge relief for those of us waxy individuals who sometimes wake up in the morning with an ear so fully clogged-up that it feels like you're underwater.

    Reviewer holding up the small bottle of ear wax removal aid

    28. A dream balm made with calming herbs and essential oils like lavender, chamomile, mugwort, and valerian to help you nod off to dreamland and actually *stay* there. Truly, nothing sets you up for success better than good and consistent sleep, y'all.

    A Dream Balm in a round purple container

    29. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, helping tackle dandruff and promote healthier hair growth at the source. People also swear by this for psoriasis, scalp itchiness, and helping reduce greasiness at the roots of their hair.

    30. An all-natural deodorant balm made with aloe, kaolin clay, and illippe butter — ingredients that help moisturize skin while absorbing excess oils — to finally banish all the residue and skin irritation from your regular brand once and for all.

    two ounce round container of deodorant balm

    31. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, an affordable concentrated moisturizer for dry, cracked, or bleeding hands that actually *does* all the stuff the high-end brand names claim they're going to do.

    32. Plus the ~foot~ version, O'Keefe's Healthy Feet Foot Cream — not only will it save money from pedicures, it will get you the results you want in a much gentler, gradual way than other foot solutions.

    Images of a reviewer's dry, cracked heel on day one with improvements by the second week and a smooth heel by the fourth week

    33. An acetone-free soak-off gel nail polish remover you simply apply directly on top of your nails like an extra coat of polish — it bubbles up and shrivels the gel polish, making it easy to remove without worrying about damaging your nails over time.

    34. A compression foot sleeve to help manage heel pain and plantar fasciitis that you can sneakily wear right under your socks. The compression is so effective that even reviewers with chronic pain swear by them!

    Reviewer in a black compression sock that covers from the bottom of the toes to the top of the ankle

    35. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away vague headaches before they get a chance to escalate into full blown ones, so you don't end up sacrificing hours of productivity every week.

    A reviewer holding the small balm-sized roller stick

    36. A set of airtight glass meal prep containers that are safe in the oven and the microwave, meaning you can cook, store, reheat, and eat out of 'em all in one go, sparing your future self more cleanups than you can count.

    37. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy that can help with posture and lower back pain by reducing the pressure on your tailbone — a game-changer not just for long days working from home, but for sparing you the ache afterward, too.

    The gray seat cushion on an office chair

    38. A set of satin pillowcases that create less friction for your hair, letting it grow healthier in the long run now that you won't have to start each morning trying not to damage it as you work through the morning tangles.

    39. A set of light-dimming stickers you can stick on all the LED lights blasting their glow like tiny UFOs in your room at night. They come in a pack of all different sizes, so you can find the perfect ones to match your gizmos and finally get the restful sleep you deserve every night.

    40. A lazy Susan turntable that will not only make storing condiments easier and free up valuable space in the fridge and pantry, but will significantly cut back on all that time you spend frowning into the void wondering where on earth you put the ketchup.

    A small round lazy susan in a fridge with condiments on it

    41. A TubShroom, a little gizmo you can stick in your shower drain to catch all your hair before it clogs up your pipes and becomes a living nightmare. The hair coils around it to make it even easier to remove, making it both handy *and* semi-horrifying!

    Reviewer holding up small cylinder with hair coiled around it

    42. A self-grooming cat toy so your cat can have a time ~feeling themselves~ and you can enjoy the sweet ongoing relief of not having to whip out the vacuum every other day.

    43. A set of long-lasting Bee's Wrap food wraps that not only prevent food waste with a body warmth activated wax sealing that keeps produce and leftovers fresh, but will save you money on one-use plastic alternatives, too.

    You feeling reeeeeeal smug about making big life improvements for little money:

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