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    Behold, an era when you can finally dislodge your earwax from the comfort of your home.

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    1. A jar of internet-beloved The Pink Stuff, which will truly does a number on everything from dirty stove tops to grimy sinks to caked-over ovens. A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.

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    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stovetop and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.48.

    2. 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
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    Y'all, this stuff is no joke — you can check out the earwax removal kit customer reviews to see the GOBS it is taking outta people's canals.

    Promising review: "My right ear has been plugged up for months. I squirted warm water in there, peroxide, tried various ear scraper tools, then just gave up. A month or so later, I saw this product at local CVS, and gave it a try. Laid on couch with several drops in my ear for a half hour. I could hear weird fizzing noises. Then I flushed warm water in my ear with the included soft bulb syringe, and out came the culprit. Had to have been deep in there." —fixitforgood

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    3. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" that can bring plants as sad as the tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas back from the brink of death, and then will continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days as a bonus.

    Model pressing small green pellet into potted plant
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    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of the package for quantity), and approximately a month after I used these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This also worked wonders for my plants that don't flower! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became greener and healthier looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $2.78.

    4. A set of heavy duty wipes that are most definitely not here to play — they're basically the paper towel version of The Rock, and can lift up stains on anything from grease to permanent marker to nail polish. Bonus: they're tough on stains, but the aloe vera in them makes them super gentle on skin!

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    Promising review: "This stuff really is magical! When we moved into our house, the previous owners did a horrible job of cleaning the stainless-steel appliances. There were permanent run marks going down the front that I could not remove....and I tried EVERYTHING. I should note that I’m not actually positive that these appliances are true stainless steel or just manufactured to look like that. I wanted to cry tears of joy after wiping down the dishwasher because I had been looking at those awful run marks for three years and they were finally gone! The whole tub is worth it for that appliance alone. As of now, I’ve only used it in the kitchen, but I plan on using it the next time I clean out my car, too. If it looks half as good as I think it will, I’ll be a customer for life!" —MayBae

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $13.98.

    5. A cold brew coffee maker to save you *eons* of time and money getting your usual store-bought option. 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
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    Promising review: "I have been drinking caffeinated beverages everyday for half my life. Usually brewing hot then cooling it down with ice which was quite a process to do every morning. Then I came across this cold brew pitcher and thought I'd give it a try. It's great, easy to use and clean, very convenient, lasts for a couple weeks, I love it! Making a pitcher of coffee take less time than a normal brewer and makes enough for at least one cup a day for about a week, depending on how much coffee concentrate is used. I haven't used my normal coffee or espresso machine since I got this cold brew system. The coffee seems to taste better as well, not a huge difference but it's somewhat noticeable." —Jeremy Birnbaum

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of this cold brew coffee maker for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil' hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way — an especially handy tool when many of us can't head to a salon like we normally would.

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    This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

    Promising review: "I had been getting a professional lip and chin waxing every three weeks for the past 10 or more years. I was VERY nervous about switching to shaving. After all, we have been indoctrinated with the idea that shaving will only make things worse. I did some research online, and read over and over that shaving does not make hair get darker or grow faster. Of course, unlike waxing you are cutting it off at the skin line, not pulling it out below the skin line. I finally tried shaving, and I love it. I still pluck stray hairs regularly (as I did with the waxing), and shave about every two weeks. I can determine when I need it, and I don't have to let the hair grow out to a certain length, as I did with waxing. Saving money, saving time, and looking better more consistently, What's not to like?"Deb

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. A set of brush-and-flush toilet tabs made with baking soda that'll fizz up in your toilet for 10 minutes and make it super easy for you to brush away the gunk.

    Lemon verbena-scented toilet tabs
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black-owned business established in 2014 that is committed to creating toxin-free products for home, cleaning, and pets, with an owner who specializes in sensitive skin issues and can customize your order based on your skin care needs or potential allergies.

    Get a set of six tabs from Pardo Naturals for $8.99 (available in six scents).

    8. Plus a Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp because honestly? Cleaning the toilet every week is a scam. Let this do the job for you.

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    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job." —Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    9. 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 all the hassle of going back to a salon or waiting around with tinfoil on your fingers for an inordinate amount of time you just plain don't have.

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    Promising review: "I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to have come across this product. As someone who enjoys doing her own nails using dip powder, gel polish and polygel, the most dreaded part has always been the removal of said products. I have extremely dry cuticles as is, and soaking my fingers for 15-20 minutes in acetone makes them so much worse. This product is the answer to my problems! Before putting on this product I just lightly buffed the top coat of my polish and then watched magic happen before my eyes. The product starts to chip and crack, and after about two to three minutes I was able to completely remove the gel polish I had on without the need for acetone! YAYYY! So happy with this product, and I love that the set comes with two bottles, so plenty of product to last a long time. Overall, this product is going to make changing polishes so much easier, and less time consuming. I absolutely recommended it and will definitely be buying more when it starts to run out." —Maria Camila

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    10. 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 — in a quick two weeks instead of an expensive trip to a specialist.

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    ^^ That is my human face making that awkward "look at my teeth!!" grimace up there. I am very vigilant about using teeth whitening toothpaste twice a day, but it's truly no match for my tea/dessert consumption, I suppose. I used this pen maybe five times over the course of a week in between the before and after on this (you're supposed to use it more often than that, but I am lazy and forgetful). It didn't irritate my gums and all, it doesn't have a weird after taste, and it's also just, like. FAST. I wasn't expecting to see results so quickly. I use the pen once or twice a week now just to maintain it. Very little hassle and extremely worth the money.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A bottle of tea tree essential oil to cover a whole bunch of your bases in one little bottle — reviewers use it to help cleanse buildup on their scalps, prevent dryness, help soothe red patches and irritation, strengthen their nail beds, and just generally ~breathe in~ because it smells so darn relaxing.

    Reviewer holding small 30ml bottle
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    Promising review: "I am trying to use more natural products on my face and body now that I am over 30. I've had this rough, red patch of skin on my right cheek for a few months now that came out of nowhere and nothing was helping. I tried creams, toners, masks, scrubbing, and nothing was working. I decided to try some tea tree oil due to its antimicrobial properties and use for inflammation and redness. I have been using this for a month now (every few days — not daily) and it's awesome! I mix a drop into my regular night cream and the rough spot is completely gone and no longer red and irritated looking. I'm soo happy I bought this product — it definitely worked beyond my expectations! :)" —haley

    Get it fro Amazon for $8.95.

    12. A pair of compression gloves designed to help alleviate pain from carpal tunnel and arthritis, so you can type at your keyboard without an internal monologue of "ow OW ow owwwww" for the majority of your day.

    Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands
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    Promising review: "I love these gloves, I’m actually wearing them right now. I am a degree in computer science which means that I’m constantly using my hands to code and mess around on computers. I use a computer at home and at work. By the end of the day my hands are sore and they hurt. These gloves work miracles. Before bed I put these on and I wear them all night. I get a good night's sleep when I wear them and I can tell when I forget to put them on because I sleep awful. I also like how easy it is to wash them. I hand wash but I’ll admit a couple of times I’ve just thrown in the washing machine because I was too tired to hand wash and they turn out completely fine, literally the same as if I would’ve hand washed. I’m 26 and I wear these gloves. My grandma is 69 and she wears these gloves. We both love these gloves very much!" —BritMcConnell

    Get a pair from Amazon for $15.97 (available in three sizes).

    13. A power scrubber brush you can attach to a DRILL (!!) that basically does all of the hard grime-busting for you, so you can drastically cut the time (and the arm ache) of cleaning.

    one of the brushes attached to a drill next to a shower pane with half still fogged up and the other super clear
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    Promising review: "I've been eyeing these for a few months and finally caved.. Man do I regret not picking them up as soon as I saw them! They work GREAT! We rent an apartment that has a 30+ year old shower/tub. I've used everything from abrasive powders, gels that sit to most recently the bathroom magic erasers and nothing really got the grime out. These WORK and they work fast. Ten minutes with my handy drill and the shower has never been cleaner. I love that I don't have to throw money out on cleaning products anymore and that I can be a little more environmentally friendly with no waste and no chemical cleaners! Just a little dish soap, baking soda and a spin of the brush. If you're on the fence, just buy them!" —Becky Adie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74+ (available in six colors).

    14. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can tackle all those caked-on stains in your bottles, travel mugs, and even coffee makers without scrubbing them into eternity and wasting a small ocean's worth of hot water.

    a before image of the inside of a stained mug, a during image of it with soapy water, and an after image with it clean
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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug; I tried everything — bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING — and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask to replace it. Eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much that I used it on another Hydro Flask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.

    15. A set of perforated air fryer liners, because the majesty of owning an air fryer is just how fast it'll perfectly crisp dinner — it makes no sense to have to deal with a big ole mess afterward to compensate.

    Circular air fryer liner with holes
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    These are also nonstick, oilproof, and waterproof, so you can use 'em with just about anything.

    Promising review: "These make cleanup a breeze. I couldn't find these in any of my local stores so I ordered them and used them in my air fryer. And wow, so much easier. They keep food from sticking and makes clean up a breeze while still giving me the great cooking ability of the air fryer. The holes are not super big, just the right size for air to flow and excess liquid, if any to drain from food. However, they are not tiny holes neither, so that it does allow the circulation of the air to cook your food properly. Will definitely be buying again." —Lana

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in eight sizes and shapes to fit most air fryers, as well as two colors).

    16. An internet-beloved time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors to remind you to stay hydrated during the day, so you can finally stop halfheartedly chugging water at the end of it and then waking up to pee three times a night.

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    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packaged water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $17.99 (available in 13 colors).

    17. A set of washing machine cleaning tablets that'll tackle that weird mold + mildew smell in one cycle. Your laundry will come out so fresh that you'll hold your nose up to it like you're auditioning to play "Human In Scented Detergent Commercial."

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    Promising review: My older model Whirlpool washing machine had been smelling very bad for about two months. We tried everything, white vinegar, beach, etc, it would stay fresh smelling for two days then back to the bad moldy smell. I read this product works so I ordered it. Used one tablet and the smell is gone!!! It has been three weeks now and it just smells fresh, no strong perfume odor either! Buy this product you will not regret it!!!" —A.C.

    Get a set of six tablets from Amazon for $11.98.

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

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    They're also ideal for overnight protection (you can pair them with a pad if you have a heavy flow) and for people who are worried about leakage during sports or physical activities. I personally always wear either these period-proof undies or the ones from Thinx when I go on runs on my period, and it has been a MASSIVE godsend. Also, unlike your regular undies, you don't have to scrub the blood out of these. They're designed so it rinses right out in the sink with soap and warm water, and can get tossed in the washer and dryer from there.

    Psst — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

    Promising review: "I deal with PCOS and endometriosis which make my periods HEAVY for the first three to four days. I ordered two pairs of these underwear. They absorbed better than a pad, were comfortable, and the top layer stayed dry. Amazing. I had been thinking about buying the really expensive version of these underwear, but the price was ridiculous. These underwear do exactly what I need them to do for half the price. They are easy to hand wash and hang dry. I plan on ordering more. The stitching and waistband are solid and they don't bunch, don't ride up, and don't roll. They provide front and back coverage. They're literally perfect. If you're on the fence about these, I urge you to give them a try. They'll save you money (no pads or tampons needed, and you won't stain your regular underwear and have to replace them)." —drsmaw

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS-6XL, two colors, and in three-packs).

    19. A Hello Fresh subscription to save you time with my two least favorite problems: deciding what to eat (the BURDEN of CHOICE!!) and figuring out how on Earth to most effectively make it. This is a delicious option that will gently hand-hold you, letting you pick from a variety of options and sending the precise ingredients and instructions you need.

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    Here's what BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer says about Hello Fresh:

    "For me there are three great reasons to try a meal kit like Hello Fresh right now: 1. to reduce trips to the grocery store without having to forgo fresh produce, 2. to get out of the same-dinner ruts, especially when we're cooking at home more than ever, and 3. to learn new cooking skills in a basically foolproof setting.

    Here's how it works: You can select from the four preferences: meat and veggie, veggies, low-calorie, and family-friendly. Recipes come portioned to two or four people (but I find the portions to be generous), and you can get either three or four recipes per week (for the two-person plan) or two or three recipes a week (for the four-person plan). And of course you can skip weeks, upgrade to ~premium~ recipes (think surf and turf) for an additional fee, or change the number of meals at any time. When your box arrives, you get everything you need to make the recipe, chilled to perfection, and portioned accordingly (you just need to provide pantry staples like butter, oil, salt and pepper).

    And the instructions? Totally foolproof. My fave recipe so far exemplifies how helpful Hello Fresh is for trying out new recipes and techniques — say hello to my little friend, tempura shrimp. I have thought about making at-home tempura for like.....years, but it seemed like a lot of work, and I'd burn myself on the hot hot oil.

    But this recipe took all the scariness out of it — turns out I *didn't* need a whole pot of oil to fry these bbs up, a shallow fry worked PERFECTLY. And when I feel done with Hello Fresh, when we're no longer socially distancing from the grocery store and I feel like I've learned enough, I will 10000000000% make this again on my own. And I've been thinking about the sauce (an easy mix of mayo, Sriracha, and apricot jam) ever since, and will put it on just every single thing from here on out — including just a spoon. And the portions are IMO, very generous — I could not eat what they'd consider one portion in a single night, and the leftovers always reheated just as deliciously as they were the first night. And the best part = you can access their database of over 2,500 recipes even when you're not a subscriber, so you can just use it as a cookbook when you're done subscribing."

    Get a meal subscription from Hello Fresh starting at $7.49/serving.

    20. Plus an eight-pack of ready-to-eat refried beans with a 12-month shelf life, so anytime you look down at a dish and think, "Hmm, this needs a little extra ~oomph~," you'll have a delicious option you don't have to worry about expiring anytime soon.

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    A Dozen Cousins is a San Francisco-based, Black-owned small business that specializes in 100% plant-based food and provides an annual grant and volunteer support to nonprofits working to eliminate socioeconomic health disparities in the US.

    Each of these packs comes with four packs of black beans and four packs of pinto beans, which can be heated up in the microwave in 60 seconds.

    Promising review: "What a great, convenient, healthy meal solution! I used the Cuban Black Beans in a breakfast bowl with scrambled eggs and they were an awesome addition. So easy to heat up in the microwave in their pouch and mix right in with the rest of my bowl. I’ll definitely order these again to help me save time on my meal prep. I can feel really good about this company’s social mission to help families in under-served communities eat well!" —Amy

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

    21. A jewelry-cleaning stick with cleansing solution on a brush designed specifically to get in the nooks and crannies of your jewelry, so you can get some sparkly-as-heck Instagrams without wasting your time or money taking it back to the jeweler for a cleaning.

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    Promising review: "My engagement ring had gotten really dull over time. I hadn't even really realized until I came across a picture of when I first got it and noticed it didn't sparkle anymore at all. Which was what I had loved so much. I tried EVERYTHING. Soaps, soaking it in baking soda and a little vinegar and dish soap, rinsing it, etc and nothing was working. This cleaned it up immediately and completely restored it to its former super sparkly glory! It gets into all the little crevices and clears away all the fogginess. Will definitely purchase again and again!" —Sheila

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    22. A handy fridge deodorizer to finally get rid of that slightly ~off~ smell your fridge has been rocking for awhile, no matter how many times you've gone to clown town cleaning it out.

    A white deodorizer on a fridge shelf
    Amazon

    This deodorizer lasts up to six months, and also helps keep produce fresher for longer. The company claims it's six times more effective than baking soda — a ton of reviewers mentioned they'd tried the baking soda method and failed, but that this worked like a charm!

    Promising review: "I've been trying to get this old smell out of my fridge for years. I'd tried everything, cleaning the whole fridge with bleach, the dish of vanilla, baking soda, etc. I put these in my fridge and freezer and poof! The smell was gone! Highly recommend! 10/10 good job!" —adam baker

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.97.

    23. A HyperChiller to instantly transform any hot or room-temperature beverage into an ice cold one, whether it's fresh coffee or iced tea or rosé you forgot to cool down (happens to the best of us). Sorry, fridge. You can sit this one out.

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    Promising review: "This product works exactly as described to chill whatever beverage you want without diluting it by pouring over ice. I love iced tea but one of my biggest beefs is either having to chill it by diluting it or waiting it out in the fridge for hours. I'm the only iced tea drinker in my family so making an entire pitcher doesn't make sense when I only want a glass occasionally. With the Hyperchiller V2, problem happily solved. It lives in my freezer until needed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can plop into your sink, run a little water on, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk and gross smells from your culinary adventures in one go.

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    Promising review: "This stuff really cleans my sink and disposal of the foul odor that sometimes develops. I've tried everything to get rid of the smell from the garbage disposal: Vinegar, bleach, ice, various other products, baking soda, baking soda with vinegar, boiling water...nothing seemed to get rid of the smell for long, but this stuff does. I like it so much that I ordered it online because I couldn't find it again at the grocery store." —Carol L. Hill

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $4.09.

    25. 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.

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    I've been using one for a few months now and it has *drastically* cut down my routine and saved money on makeup remover. It's got two sides — one that can wipe off all your makeup with water and a light scrubbing, and another that exfoliates your skin. Plus, all you have to do when you're done using it is wet it and hang it up to dry! No more wasting money on icky washcloths that hurt your skin!!! I can hear your pores singing from here.

    Promising review: "This did exactly what it claims to do, I use some warm water on a little part and my whole makeup comes off, even masacara! I used to always buy makeup wipes and this has saved me so much money. I just throw it in with the laundry and it’s perfect. I’ve been using it for over six months now and it hasn’t failed me at all, it’s worth the money!!" —Sharmin Rahman

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in five colors).

    26. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell you can never seem to get rid of no matter how hard you try. You don't even need to scrub — these do all the work for you!

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    Promising review: "Saved me from buying a new dishwasher!I have to admit that I was skeptical that this product was actually going to do anything. I’ve noticed my dishwasher wasn’t cleaning dishes very well lately, and I did everything I could to get it working properly again, but was ready to finally give up and buy a new dishwasher. I bought these tablets thinking they were designed to eliminate odors, but I was willing to give them a shot before buying a whole new dishwasher. I put one in the bottom of the dishwasher last night per the instructions and woke up to completely clean dishes for the first time in weeks. They look perfect. I don’t know why these tablets work but they absolutely did and I am a happy customer!" —B. Turner

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    27. A "Kick Rocks" gentle cleaning scrub you can use on pretty much anything from toilets to tubs to ovens to car tires, so you can stop wasting time trying to figure out what cleaner to use where and just rely on this hardy stuff indiscriminately.

    SiVi Tidy

    Bonus — you can customize the scent with SiVi Tidy's custom essential oils blend to precisely match your home's vibes!

    SiVi Tidy is a Black woman-owned small business that specializes in vegan, pet-safe, cruelty-free cleaning supplies, and donates a portion of sales to various charities.

    Promising review: "This product works amazing for hard water stains. I love love love the smell of it ... I purchased the woodsy scent. It linger and just makes your bathroom smell and look clean. I run the shower for one minute, sprinkle a little and let it sit. When I came back to clean it was so easy and effective. Wow, I'm truly impressed. I'm going to try using it around my house on my pots and pans next." —MiMi

    Get it from SiVi Tidy for $6+ (available in two sizes and six scents, including unscented).

    28. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away those vague headaches you've been trying to ignore until they go away.

    Reviewer holding small roll on stick
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    Promising review: "This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!" —Brenton1985

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    29. A face mask-friendly baseball cap to solve two problems lickety-split — one being how you're going to style your hair today (boom, hat, done) and the other being the ache mask straps sometimes give your ears.

    Buttoned Up With Charm/Etsy

    Buttoned Up With Charm is a Texas-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in face mask hats and beanies as well as accessories.

    Promising review: "Tricia gives FANTASTIC personal service and speedy delivery from Buttoned Up With Charm! I have ordered caps and headbands with buttons (to hold masks) for my family, friends, and relatives. They are perfect solutions for people who have a lot going on behind the ears: glasses, hearing aids, sunglasses, cannula for oxygen, etc. Also some of us find it irritating to have something behind our ears or our ears do not make good mask holders. Wide range of colors and adjustable unisex fit. My favorite color is the light grey which they may be out of since I have ordered so many!" —Janet

    Get it from Buttoned Up With Charm on Etsy for $24 (available in nine colors; face mask not included).

    Psst — this shop offers ✨free shipping!

    30. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That chronic 3 p.m. slump when you suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

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    Promising review: "As a medical student this has been an amazing addition to my daily study regimen. Same amazing boost as the Diet Coke and coffee I used to chug, but without the jitters, crash/headache, or teeth staining. It's become my new go-to for staying awake and alert in the OR or on the wards. Highly recommend for anyone who needs a pick-me-up but doesn't want that 'wired' sensation you get from coffee." —R. Sardesai

    Get a nine-pack with six pieces of gum each from Amazon for $21.

    You can read BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's full review of NeuroGum for more deets!

    31. A set of bed bands that will lock your fitted sheets neatly into place so you can stop shoving the loose corners under your duvet whenever you're too tired to remake your whole bed in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I have a pillow top and pillow bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now---and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY .... SINGLE... NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    32. A Pet House candle with scents engineered to cancel out all those miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog bed, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee that you've just accepted as "eau de basement" since your pet came into your home.

    A lavender green tea candle burning in a living room
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These candles are fantastic! They smell great, and do a great job of eliminating any odors in your house, not only those from pets. They do work best if you burn them for one to two hours at a time, but will get rid of the smells of wet dog, fecal smells, urine odors, and I’ve even found them useful for cooking odors. I highly recommend these candles. I purchased the Vanilla Creme Brûlée scent. I often get headaches from powerful scents, but have never gotten one from these lovely candles!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95 (available in 16 scents).

    33. A nifty Beard Bib that suctions itself to the mirror and helps trap beard hairs before they hit the floor, saving you the time and effort of collecting the hair that missed the sink every morning.

    A model trimming their beard over a plastic "bib" that is attached to their neck and suctioned to the bathroom mirror
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Finally bought this for my husband and I’m not sure why I waited so long. He would always shave over a towel, ball the towel up to 'clean it up when he got home from work,' forget to tell me, and then I’d see it on the bathroom floor or counter, pick it up to throw it in the washer (unaware of what surprise was inside), and beard hair would go EVERYWHERE. My husband can fully shave and then he basically has a full beard again three days later, so this happened more times than I’d like to admit. PEOPLE, DO YOURSELVES A FAVOR AND BUY THIS NOW!" —Ashley Flaga

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    34. A grooming glove for cats and dogs that will get the job done FAST, and spare you future cleanup digging mountains of hair out of the carpet to boot.

    A reviewer holding the glove full of cat hair next to their cat
    amazon.com

    Plus a lot of reviewers say their pets love love love the feeling ❤️.

    Promising review: "Wow. This thing is incredible. My cat sheds so much I want to pull my own hair out cleaning it all the time. Twenty very well-liked passes on my Sampson and I got a huge amount off! I 110% recommend this item! Don't think on it. You need this now." —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    35. 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.

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    Promising review: "We bought a set of these a few months back. Now that we are doing more meal prepping during the coronavirus pandemic we ordered another three sets because we found ourselves only wanting to use these containers. They are everything we needed — freezable, stackable, easy to clean. And the portion size is great for us to thaw dinner for a night or two. Yes, they are pricier than probably most of the containers you have bought before, but the quality and the number of times you will use them makes up for that." —kittenlover

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $25.99.

    36. A rapid egg cooker so you can cook a week's worth of breakfast eggs and have the age old "What should I have for breakfast??" problem solved in a matter of minutes, whether you want a good old-fashioned hard boil or like 'em a little runnier.

    An egg cooker with a transparent dome plastic top, where six eggs are cooking inside
    Amazon

    I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during lockdown — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

    Promising review: "Best quarantine purchase yet! This little guy is so cute and handy! I just tested three eggs in case they didn’t turn out, and they were perfect!! I was all prepared to be blasted out of my house for the buzzer at the end (according to other reviews), but it wasn’t bad at all. It literally plays a little song. So cute!" —Austin Klimek

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    37. An smudgeproof eyeliner stamp so you can finally get the perfect cat-eye on the first go without having to ~wing it~ (read: wasting eight cotton balls, half a bottle of eye makeup remover, and all of the minutes you were setting aside to make your morning coffee).

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    Psst — this tool is double-sided, so you can choose the thickness of your wing, and comes with two stamp pens — one for each eye!

    Promising review: "Amazon makes all things possible, even the perfect winged liner. I’m speechless. I’ve never been able to do winged liner in the 30 years I’ve walked the earth. This product is amazing, it’s seamless. Literally, it’s fool-proof. Not to mention it has great staying power, it’s very dark, and hasn’t smudged all day. I seriously wasn’t expecting to like it this much, you’ve got a customer for life!" —Taylor

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two colors and four styles).

    38. A silicone baking mat for your sheet pan, so you meal prep big batches of veggies with all your favorite sauces and seasonings and take care of dinner sides for the week (without greasing up a whole pan and doing a massive scrub of it later).

    A reviewer's vegetable and mozzarella sticks cooking on a sheet pan
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had grown tired of replacing cheap 'nonstick' baking pans, so I read some reviews and the pros seem to all recommend natural aluminum baking pans without a nonstick surface and then using a silicone baking mat like this for your nonstick needs. Between the aluminum sheet and these mats, I spent way more than I ever had on a baking sheet and the prospect of making cookies on a silicone mat seemed a bit unnatural to me, but I was happy to see that after a few bakes, not only do these work wonderfully well, they leave no plastic after taste on the cookies. As advertised, they are very easy to clean and with a good sheet, do an awesome job at baking evenly without burning. I am sure I will eventually buy more of these, but for now, this two-pack was good enough for us." —Michael J. Eckman

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.55.

    39. A dream balm made with calming herbs and essential oils like lavender, chamomile, mugwort, and valerian to help you nod off to dreamland in a timely manner instead of playing mind games with yourself for a full hour before conking out.

    A Dream Balm in a round purple container
    Woodland Herbal/Etsy

    Woodland Herbal is an Ohio-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in skincare, salves, and tea blends.

    Promising review: "I tried it last night and I haven’t slept this hard in a long time. The smell alone is soothing when you put it on your temples as you drift off to sleep. I usually toss and turn but I slept like a rock." —Emily Irvin

    Get it from Woodland Herbal on Etsy for $14.

    40. A Lay-n-Go cosmetic bag that is basically a disorganized-but-aspiring-organized person's dream come true – it fans out to become a mat, saving you time on the packing *and* unpacking end of using it.

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    Promising review: "I was tired of fumbling around in my cosmetics case and saw this. I was skeptical, but...WOW! On my recent two-week trip to Europe, with constant laying out and packing up, this item was wonderful. I could find what I wanted quickly, right away. Packing up was just a matter of pulling the drawstring. At first I wasn’t sure about changing to this bag, but now I could not do without it." —Mojosharkey

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95

    41. A weekly pill organizer designed with push-through silicone lids to easily organize your pills at the beginning of the week without worrying about knocking it over while the lids are all open. Each pod also has a magnetized base, so you can easily remove it and replace it if you're on the move.

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    The silicone lids are super secure, but also designed for gentle and easy opening and closing to account for users with dexterity issues.

    Promising review: "Love this thing!!! I'm only 30 and didn't want an old lady pill box... and this one was modern and cool. The little slots to push in pills is fantastic and the containers are very large. It keeps my huge vitamin pills on either side and could fit over 10 large ones if needed. Love this thing. Worth the price and looks like it'll last forever. I do wish the magnets were stronger. They just keep them in place but will slide off if bumped. I assume this is helpful for people with arthritis. It's an easy fix. I take down one days worth of pills, set it on my counter and now I'm not to lazy to take my pills!" —Chicken McNugget

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    42. A stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs to avoid all that skin irritation you get from running or hiking in the heat, so you can just be on your merry way without having to deal with the uncomfy aftermath.

    A model applying the balm to their inner thigh
    Amazon

    Promising review: "As a runner with sensitive skin, I can't live without body glide. I almost never leave the house without putting it on somewhere. It is especially great for the summer when wearing dresses." —Vanessa P Shkuda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    43. A hands-free shopping bag carrier with some real Santa vibes — this lets you connect all your grocery bags together and haul 'em up in one go instead of going back and forth from the car three times.

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    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: Just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It's very well-made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).

    Being smug about taking care of little problems despite being bonkers busy like:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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