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    45 Products That Deserve An Award For How Much Money They'll Save You

    Here's to this itty bitty hair removal tool to spare you from spending money on face waxing ever again.

    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 dual hair dryer and brush to dry your hair as you style it and give your 'do an incredible amount of volume and shine, without the cost of a pricey blowout.

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    Unlike other hairdryers, this one can be held closer to the roots and scalp for a higher volume and lift, and helps you curl hair at the end while it dries. It comes with three heat settings and is designed to work on all hair textures — reviewers with 2a through 4c hair mentioned it working for them, and especially noted that it helps cut down on drying time!

    Promising review: "OK. I never write Amazon reviews which isn't cool since I rely on them so much ... but I just had to write one for this!!! So my BFF has been trying to talk me into this for dyer for a while. I have REALLY thick, wavy, frizzy hair that never dries pretty naturally. I either get blow outs or spend about 20 minutes blow-drying my hair and THEN flat iron it. So I finally caved and tried this dryer for the first time last week. I started out with pretty wet hair and product in it. About 90% of the way into the dry, I thought it was OK...but then everything came together. My hair was straight, smooth, and styled in about 10 min tops. I couldn't believe it. I immediately called my friend who told me to try it with my hair almost air dried. WHAT? So I did it the next time and again...WOW! This time I dried my hair in about three minutes...not as straight and smooth as the first time but pretty darn close. This dryer is a GAME-CHANGER. I can't believe the amount of money I'm going to save on blowouts!!! My BFF said it's also great for bedhead and quick touchups too. Can't wait. TRY IT...you won't be disappointed!!!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in three styles).

    2. A sweet lil' purple reusable Keurig cup designed to work universally in all of its models, so you can not only avoid plastic waste from the disposable cups, but you can save a whoooole lotta dough on expensive K-Cups you've been buying in bulk.

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    Psst — these also work on tea!

    Promising review: "These are WORLDS better than the other ones out there. First off, you get four and you really don't need four. These are built with such a fine mesh, that the coffee and the loose tea I put in them don't end up into my cup. Minimal cleaning and maintenance especially compared to the other designs on the market. These are affordable and much easier and CLEANER to work with. I'd recommend these to any Keurig owner looking to stop wasting all of the plastic (and $$$) on K-Cups and start using their own coffee/tea." —Hannah Simon

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A two-stage knife-sharpener, because those blades you bought back in the day?? They're probably super dull by now. Instead of replacing them with pricy versions, ~refresh~ them with this.

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    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) nonserrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8–10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" —Schelly L. Wagoner

    Read our full review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener for more deets.

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

    4. A bottle of wood polish to instantly make your scuffed up doors, hardwood floors, and furniture look so spanking new that you'll wonder if it's not actually wood polish but a time machine. Why get new tables or fancy professional restoration when you've got a $9 secret weapon??

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places; we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. Take a look at the pictures to see the before-and-afters. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.98.

    5. A waterproof pouch that'll keep your phone and other expensive "doesn't play well with water"-type gadgets safe. Not only does this keep them safe, but you can still use the touchscreen with it, meaning you can take underwater photos galore 🐠🐟🐡.

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    It fits any phone up to 100mm x 170mm (or about 3.9 inches x 6.7 inches). It's also a great fix for keeping out sand and dirt (and a great option for runners, if you're caught in the rain but still want to be able to toggle through your music options).

    Promising review: "Used it at the beach. I expected it to keep the sand out of my phone and it did an excellent job. What really impressed me was that I was able to use the phone while in the case with no more effort than when out of the case. Touch screen functioned perfectly and was able to talk and hear calls clearly without removing from the pouch. Score! No worries about sand getting into charger slots or wet hands. Never tried submerging it into water, but that wasn't what I was looking for in a case. I just wanted to protect from the elements, condensation off water bottles in the beach bag, and suntan lotion covered hands. Worked perfectly on all counts and can't beat the price. We got a different color for each member of the family so that when reaching into the beach bag it was easy to grab your phone without having to pull them all out for a closer look. Would definitely buy again!" —Kathryn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 14 colors).

    6. A cold brew coffee maker to save you approximately a bajillion dollars from morning trips to Starbucks. 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.

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    Promising review: "I don’t know what I did without this in my life. Easy to use, clean, and couldn’t beat the price!!!!! Love how it seals and I can drink it all week (not that it ever makes it that long)!!!!" —Rhiannon

    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).

    7. A hair thinner and cutter that people swear by for all sorts of styling hacks you usually have to go to a salon for, whether it's trimming their bangs, maintaining a cut, or giving themselves natural-looking layers.

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    The razor has two edges, a fine tooth one for thin hair textures, and a wider one for thicker hair textures. (FWIW, people also use this on their pets as a quick grooming solution, or to trim and style wigs!)

    Promising review: "I recently got a pixie haircut, I was hesitant to get one based on the fact that I'd have to get frequent haircuts, the cost of which would add up quickly. I did some research on youtube and found some videos using the tinkle hair cutter to trim hair in between salon visits. I LOVE this thing! It is easy to give a little trim or a drastic cut, both of which I have done since getting the tinkle cutter. I was very nervous to try it fearing that I might mess up my hair so I just did a little bit first, but it was easy and only takes off small amounts of hair at a time, remember, I have a pixie cut — if you have long hair it will cut that off! Basically all you have to do is comb your hair in the direction it grows until you're satisfied with the cut. Seven months post pixie haircut and I have only been to the salon once to have a re-shaping done of my hair. I will say that when the cutter feels like it's 'pulling' your hair, it's time to get new razors. I still prefer my pixie cut to be pretty short and assuming I would have to go to the salon once a month for upkeep I have saved $210 since having my hair cut. TOTALLY WORTH IT!" —brandi in louisiana

    Get it from Amazon for $3.93.

    8. An enzyme-based laundry stain remover that works its magic in one wash to help you instantly get rid of all that discolored dried sweat, oil stains, or deodorant residue on your favorite clothes, so you don't have to spend money to replace them or fix them up professionally.

    A before image of a stained shirt and an after image of it without stains
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    This spray also does a number on all those other miscellaneous stains in your life, like wine, coffee, make up, and period blood!

    Promising review: "For whatever reason, I am ALWAYS spilling things on my shirts and I cook every night (sometimes I remember the apron, sometimes I don't). My clothes are a mess by the end of the day. I'm not proud of it, but there it is. I have tried EVERYTHING there is to remove stains and this is the absolute BEST thing out there. (There is simply not a major stain remover that I have not tried.) The only thing close is a long pre-soak (I mean like six hours) in Oxyclean. With Puracy, you get the best result by doing it well in advance, but for me that is another plus because I would far rather spray them when I put them in the hamper than do it all at once just before I do the laundry. It seems to get everything out and I've never had any trouble with damaged fabric. I don't really review very much, but this is seriously outstanding." —NYC Buyer

    Get it from Amazon for 11.99

    9. An easy-to-follow magnetized air fryer cooking cheat sheet to encourage you to cook more affordable meals at home by showing you all the fun ways you can mix and match your basic meats, veggies, and frozen foods without getting bored.

    A spiraled notebook style cheat sheet with tabs for tips and tricks and different kinds of meat
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    Willa Flare is a California-based Etsy shop that specializes in cooking guides and other home goods.

    Promising review: "I love it! I am not a cooker so this kind of help is greatly appreciated. The product is of great quality and was shipped fast. Thanks!" —Francisca

    Get it from Willa Flare on Etsy for $12.99 (this item ships for free!).

    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. All in all, a much gentler, cheaper alternative to pricey whitening procedures.

    before and after images of yellow and then whiter teeth
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    Promising review: "I haven’t whitened my teeth in years. They usually are way to sensitive to any whitening products. I figured I’d give this pen a try and I’m happy I did! I had minor sensitivity and noticed a difference after the first use! For the price you can’t really beat it!" —Erica

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A jar of internet-beloved The Pink Stuff, which tackles so many darn things that it'll save you money left and right. Need to paint over a stain on the wall? Get it off with The Pink Stuff. Think you need to replace that caked over grimy pan? Put The Pink Stuff to the test. About to hire cleaners to tackle whatever the heck is going on in your tub? 1-800-The-Pink-Stuff, baby!!

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    A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.

    Promising review: "I used this product for my stove because it's one thing I dislike like cleaning. I have used multiple degreaser sprays and they all are so toxic and don't work for me. The Magic Eraser was okay but I used several at a time and I had to scrub so hard. But this product oh my goodness, legit a miracle. It doesn't have any type of smell. I put the paste on a cloth, clean the area then wipe it off with a damp cloth and voilà, magic!" —May

    Get it from Amazon for $8.34.

    12. A roll of clear heavy-duty double-sided removable tape that truly did not come here to play. People use this as a cheap, effective method for everything from mounting wall hangings and electronics to securing their vases and glass objects to tables to keeping their rugs in place. It's also easily removable and leaves no residue behind, so you can save money on your security deposit when you move out!

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    Promising review: "So, I bought these beautiful acrylic shelves from Amazon and the sticky adhesive wasn't bad, it just wasn't sturdy and one of my shelves fell. Luckily nothing broke, but after that I immediately ordered this tape, which I got in two days, and I installed it as soon as I got it. Beautiful!!!! Works well, very sticky, I love that it's thick because it also helped with balancing. My walls seem to not be completely straight. So with this product I was able to stick the shelves up perfectly without them looking like they are dropping over. And on that note they are great and amazing with the help of this company. Thank you!" —Trinity

    Get a roll from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A pair of comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood that will save you a ton of bucks on pads and tampons in the long run — not to mention on replacement underwear from pairs that couldn't handle stains from leakage.

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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.

    You can read the rest of my review on Bambody period underwear for more deets!

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

    Promising review: "These are WONDERFUL!! They are super comfortable, soft, have a mild compression to them, breathable, great coverage, not bulky at all, and super absorbent!! You don’t get that metallic blood scent coming through either which I was super skeptical about. So the packaging states that they recommend using these as a backup to another period product like a cup, but I tested the hell out of these babies for my entire period as the only form of protection and left my cup in its drawer. I’m in my thirties. I’m not a super heavy bleeder but I do have fairly heavy days. For the test I used one panty per day (24 hours) and never once had a leak, wetness feel, smell, felt uncomfortable or had bulkiness. When I rinsed them out in the sink after the 24-hour test the amount of blood was astonishing. As you rinse it there’s definitely that old blood kind of metallic smell. Then I just washed them on the gentle cycle and air dried them. Super easy, does take a long time to air dry though. I’ll likely buy more so that I can have daytime and nighttime sets." —Becky

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

    14. 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.

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    Check out our review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers for more deets!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. What kind of witchcraft could these small plastic bins be born from that would make them somehow extend the life of our otherwise short-lived produce? Well, let me tell you — if it was witchcraft that produced these containers, then call the Sanderson sisters and get them rolling on another batch! Down here in southeastern Virginia, the produce is terrible! We couldn’t get strawberries to last for more than three or four days. They’re so much cheaper to buy in the large containers, but then we had to eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner just to make sure they were gone before they started to get too soft and juicy. I was beginning to dislike strawberries. And that, ladies and gentlemen, would be a crime in and of itself. But along came these wonderful containers. They more than doubled the life of our berries, allowing me to once again think to myself, Eh, maybe this meal I will have kiwi." —Michael Territo

    Get it from Amazon for $11.17.

    15. A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil' unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way without dropping cash for yet another trip to the salon.

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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.

    16. Or a painless battery-charged hair remover you can simply glide over super fine hair like the hair above your lip or between your brows that's wayyy cheaper (and easier!) than a professional wax.

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    Promising review: "I likes the painless and effortless but effective results and the fact I can do this as often as I like. No more $40 monthly facial waxings at this time of shut down for indefinite future and this was my alternative, will save me a whole lot of money!" —Dreidel Collector

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, an Olaplex "dupe" repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that will help restore hair health and reduce shedding (without the steep $28 price tag). All you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out.

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    This is designed to work on all hair types, with reviewers with 2b to 4c curls mentioning it worked for them!

    Promising review: "This product leaves my hair soft and silky every time I use it. It’s a miracle product. There isn’t much a scent, which is fine. It only takes a small pea sized amount. When I first purchased this product my hair was very dry and I had just been to the salon where the stylist commented that she could tell I colored and blew my hair dry often, not exactly something you want to hear, so I had a salon treatment done. My stylist, of course, suggested I come back more often and pay the exorbitant price of the salon every other week. I don’t think it was all that horrible but it was dry. I found this product on Amazon and used it instead. I’m really glad I did bc it’s saved me a ton of money. I don’t write many reviews but I really think this is worth sharing with other people and it’s also worth letting the company know they’re coming across with a great product." —Laura's things

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Elizavecca hair treatment for more deets!

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $13.

    18. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, sparing you the infamous Post-Wine Headache and allergic reactions. It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed.

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    Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I became really sensitive to wine in my thirties and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. An MVP-worthy pet urine stain-removing spray that instantly tackles both old and new stains *plus* the yucky smell, so you can enjoy the new quality time you might be getting with your pet without sacrificing your carpet and/or your nostrils.

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    Rocco & Roxie Supply Company is a family-owned small business established in 2013 that specializes in pet odor eliminators, pet toys, pet snacks, and pet accessories.

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever survived without this. There’s tons of 'pet stain/odor remover' products out there, but this by far is the absolute best. I cringed paying the $20 for it when others are between $5–$10, but I have NO ISSUES paying now. I foster dogs, some puppies, some older, some not house broken and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen which means I have lots of accidents. I spray enough to saturate if it’s a lot of urine, let it soak for 10 minutes then wipe it up with a hand towel. Then I put a larger towel on top of it if it’s in a high traffic area until it’s completely dry. It’s taken out every stain and more importantly the odor is gone! I will never stop buying this product. I recommend it to everyone who has dogs!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    20. An internet-beloved set of makeup sponges for expert-level blending and coverage that reviewers have crowned a Beauty Blender dupe. It works for foundation, BB cream, powder, *and* concealer, plus wet or dry, so basically it's working harder than I have for *checks watch* my whole life.

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    Promising review: "I am VERY picky when it comes to my makeup sponges. For years I would only use a Beauty Blender because, to be honest, nothing else compared or gave the same foundation finish. These are truly a game changer! They are not 100% identical to the name brand blender in texture, HOWEVER they DO give the same flawless foundation finish. I would even go as far as to say they soak up less foundation which means you aren't wasting as much product. And can we talk about this price point?!?! Save your hard earned money and PURCHASE THESE! You won't be disappointed." —Lindsey

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A set of three adorable, machine-washable Swedish dish cloths — they're super absorbent and designed with a cross-hatch pattern for easier scrubbing. Each one of these can replace over a DOZEN paper towel rolls. The Brawny paper towel man is shaking.

    A person washing a bowl with a Swedish dishcloth
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    Promising review: "I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty, nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After use, just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present." —sandra simpson-kraft

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.08 (available in 12 prints).

    22. A gel nail polish kit complete with everything you need for a cost-cutting professional-level manicure without ever once interrupting the sacred flow of your Netflix queue.

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    Each kit comes with a UV LED nail lamp, six colors of gel polish, three bottles of base coat, cuticle oil, a toe separator, a nail file, a buffer, nail clippers, a brush, two cuticle tools, and a brush duster.

    Promising review: "I am a low maintenance kind of girl and have tried other gels that require more steps than this gel. This gel literally is bottom coat, let dry under light, color-dry, touch-up if needed, and top coat and dry, DONE. Takes maybe five min total after prepping nails. Prepping is filling or clipping to desired length and cleaning up cuticles. Again process takes five minutes, all in is ten minutes to do your own nails, and polish looks professional. You have the choice of matte or gloss finish. I always like the gloss. I am saving so much time and money using this package rather than going to salon." —Elizabeth Stonitch

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in 16 color combinations).

    23. A super quiet, lightweight, portable electric pet nail trimmer so you can take care of it at home instead of relying on an expensive groomer. This has a design that even the most easily spooked pupper or resentful cat will appreciate — its gentle vibrations make the whole process less alarming to their lil' brains, and easier on pet owners.

    White wand-shaped nail grinder showing three different settings for different sized dogs and nails
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    Rexipets is a Utah-based small business that specializes in products for easier, safer pet grooming.

    Promising review: "This works very well for my Golden Retriever and Husky. Both are very big dogs and scared of getting their nails trimmed. The Rexipets grinder is quiet and easy to use. I expected the battery to die and need charging after one dog, but I was able to trim them both. The great features allow me to be comfortable when taking care of my pets and that puts them at ease as well. I highly recommend!" —Robert

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (get this price by clipping the $5 off coupon on the product page).

    24. A super-soft Makeup Eraser to wipe makeup right off your face with nothing but water and a gentle scrub — I've been using one for a years now and it has *drastically* cut down my routine and saved money on makeup remover.

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    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 6 months now and it hasn’t failed me at all, it’s worth the money!!" —Sharmin Rahman

    Get it from Amazon for $17.66 (available in five colors).

    25. Or an eyebrow tint to semi-permanently dye your brow hairs for up to six weeks, helping either fill them in or to dye over gray hairs just as effectively as a salon tint would. A lot of reviewers swapped this for doing brow makeup completely.

    Reviewer's brows before the tint, during the tint, and after, to show the subtly more filled in, darker effect
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    Promising review: "Saved me so much money! I used to get my brows tinted every three to four weeks at my friend's salon and loved the way they looked but didn’t love paying $20 each time. I bought this kit and have managed to tint my brows four times with just one capsule and they look great! I also used it to dye my boyfriend's mustache for a costume and it looked pretty good!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    26. An all-purpose car upholstery cleaner so you can go ham on the interior of your car and lift up all the stains in one deeply satisfying go instead of taking it to the expensive car cleaner with a VERY sheepish expression about your Diet Coke spilling habits.

    A before pic of a stained, grimy cloth car interior and and after pic of it without stains on it anymore
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    Promising review: "Holy moly, how did I never know that this existed?? This cleaner is nothing short of a miracle!! My backseat bench has been dirty with mystery stains now for at least a decade, stains that were created by little kids, various passengers, cargo, who knows. I tried EVERYTHING to get out the hazy, dirty staining on my charcoal colored seats to no avail. Hot water and soap, alcohol based rubs, carpet cleaners, fabric cleaners — literally EVERYTHING plus lots of elbow grease. I grew frustrated and resigned that my car will look like a dump forever. Then I started doing some research and came upon this cleaner. Many reviews stated it was the best thing ever, car sites named it their top choice etc, I decided its worth a last-ditch try and boy I am so glad I did! It took four to five sprays, some minor agitating and rubbing with a broad brush, wipe off with the enclosed cloth and whaddaya know?? POOF! STAINS GONE! I simply can't believe how easy this was and how pain free, I will go tomorrow and clean ALL my car seats! I highly recommend this, it’s the bomb." —Manddun

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    27. A tin of Cirepil blue wax beads, which is actually a wax a ton of professional salons use anyway — skip the $$$ and do it yourself. This uses a gentle hard wax to easily remove both the coarsest and finest of hairs in a matter of minutes, leaving you with skin so smooth that you're going to have to sit on your hands stop yourself from stroking your underarms and legs in public.

    A before image of a reviewer's underarm hair, then a picture of the blue wax with hair of it, and an after image of the reviewer's hairless underarms
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    Promising review: "I usually get Brazillian waxes done by professionals, but this time I decided to save money and try to do it myself. I used the Cirepil Blue Wax Tin with my Yeelen hot wax warmer. This wax is literally PERFECT! It takes the hair off and not the skin, it does not hurt one bit. I used it four and a half weeks after my last Brazillian wax (so hair was 1/4" to 1/2" length) and it took off all the hair, it was virtually painless! I will always buy this wax! Also, it does not stain your bathroom, once it dries, it just peels off of things easily. MUST BUY!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    28. A mini steamer for your clothes that heats up in literally a minute and a half, so you can skip the dry cleaner (and/or hanging your shirts up on the door while you're in the shower and praying to the fabric gods that the wrinkles magically disappear).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this little steamer! For the price, you can’t beat it. I use it almost daily. My old one was a different brand and would randomly quit in the middle of steaming and need to heat up again. This one has not done that at all, keeps going strong day after day." —LoveLeoCustomCrafts

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this mini steamer for more deets!!

    29. Plus an emergency wet phone fix designed to rapidly dry your waterlogged handheld tech, whether it went through the wash or fell straight into the bathtub after you used it as a pretend microphone to mouth the words to Folklore for the hundredth time.

    Model putting a samsung phone into a small white bag called "wet phone fix"
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had a truly amazing experience with this product. I washed my phone in the washer — the full cycle. It was in a water tight case however the charger port cover was open and the phone took on water. I could see the water under the screen, and I could see the circuitry pattern under the screen. I put the phone in desiccant and ordered this product. When it arrived two days later it was obvious that the desiccant had made no difference and I assumed the phone was lost. But I put it in the packet anyway. Over the next two days it was obvious that the phone was drying out. I could see less and less water and circuitry pattern. After a couple of days I held my breath and turned it on — the phone came on and all functions worked. This was about six months ago and the phone is still working perfectly." —Carolyn

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    30. 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 big bucks to get everything resized.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    As you can see, this is my own human hand pictured above. I'm obsessed with jewelry retailer Local Eclectic, but my ring finger is between two of their sizes — enter this plastic coil, which made up the size difference in the hottest second.

    Promising review: "I’ve been holding off on getting my ring resized and decided to do something temporary till then. These are perfect! They came with a bunch of different sizes, and you only use a small amount of the one you need. If I end up needing it tighter again, I can swap it out for a larger coil. They are really easy to put on, and I hardly feel it at all on my finger. I’m not sure how long they will last because I haven’t had it for long, but it comes with enough extra that it would be easy to swap out if they don’t hold up." —Charet

    Get a 12-pack in two sizes from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19 (available in five colors).

    32. 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 dig out all the grime that's accumulated over the years on the cheap instead of taking it to the jeweler.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $8.95.

    33. A drain snake you can funnel into your shower or sink drain that honestly works a little *too* well at unclogging hair, pulling it up in one (semi-horrifying) go before you even have to start googling expensive plumbers.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: I have tried everything I could think of to unclog my tub drain, all the nasty chemicals, plunging, auger, and then I came across these plastic strips with evil teeth lol. They arrived today, didn't come with instructions, not that you really need any. I worked and worked and pulled out the horrific, nasty, slimy hair clog. It even pulled out a plastic razor cap (thank you teenage daughters). Mind you, that clog didn't come out in one full piece (gag), but in many pieces at first, the appetizers if you will. Finally, the main course reared its ugly head. Gross. These things work and work well. A little elbow grease and will power and voila. My tub drain completely drains now. I couldn't be happier!" —GaPeach

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.94 (available in two lengths).

    34. A set of reusable silicone Stasher bags you can get in a ton of bright, fun colors and different sizes to help significantly cut down your plastic use, saving both your money *and* the environment. Plus, these work in more than just the fridge — they're freezer- and microwave-safe, too.

    A transparent aqua Stasher bag full of fruit
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have been using these for about two years and let me tell you, they look like the day I bought them! I was using them for school lunches, but now with the stay at home orders, I’ve begun making batches of rice and pasta and freezing those with these bags. They work great and heat up in the microwave beautifully. No damage to the bags at all! I actually ordered some more just to have plenty on hand since I’m using more of them now than in the past. I have tried other brands of reusable storage bags that got pitted and messed up in the microwave. These may cost a little more, but they are almost indestructible and last a long long time! Did I mention you can throw them in dishwasher? Just open the bag and fit it onto the upper rack spikes and they wash up great. I just shake them out and let them air dry. I’m not using plastic bags anymore! Thanks for the great product." —John S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and eight colors).

    35. A set of five machine-washable, rip-proof, suuuper colorful grocery bags to replace your use of plastic and paper bags, now that a lot of states have policies to charge for disposable ones. Plus, these fold into neat little squares so you can easily keep them in your car, purse, or bag!

    Reviewer image of colorful bags full of groceries in a car trunk
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’m very impressed with these bags. I took two of them into Target today for groceries, and ended up only needing to use one. These bags can hold a lot of items. They are strong, easy to clean and fold up into the attached pouches within seconds. I store mine in my center console of my car. I have been promoting these to my friends and family, and they are already making purchases. These are worth every penny." —Cuesta Verde

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 11 color combinations).

    36. A set of colorful cable protectors for your expensive chargers, because someone (*glares in the general direction of Apple HQ*) couldn't be bothered to make versions that don't break like twigs. These will stop them from bending and the wires from fraying when you're on the move.

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I (begrudgingly!!) got these recently for my Mac charger, because apparently the journey from my bedroom to the living room was just too much for my fragile cord's heart to bear, and it was starting to get worn at the charger end. This spiraled on in less than 10 seconds and has been great in terms of making sure the charger is still flexible and has some give, but isn't bending itself backward and daring me to let it break, either. Also loved how affordable it was compared to a $30 replacement charger.

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.88 (available in four color packs).

    37. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" for your potted plants that will continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days, and can bring even the saddest-looking plants back from the brink of death — a much cheaper solution than fancy new fertilizers and sun lamps (or, uh, scrapping the dead plant and starting off with a new one).

    Model pushing green pellet into a potted plant
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like these sticks. They are really easy to put in, as they come with a plastic hole poker to make your hole in the soil. They seems to fertilize the soil well for a good period of time, and the price cannot be beat. Miracle Gro scores another point with this product, and I highly recommend it for your indoor plants!" —JohnnyC

    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $2.98.

    38. A liquid plastic melding tool that makes it easy for you to take quick fixes into your own hands and save your beloved headphone cords and glasses instead of constantly replacing them.

    A model using the pen-sized melding tool to rebond plastic on a pair of glasses
    The Grommet

    Bondic is a small business established in 2013 that specializes in a uniquely blended glue formula for DIY and home improvement use. 

    For this tool, one side dispenses out liquid bonder and the other side has a UV light to dry it when they're all wrapped up. BOOM, fixed.

    Promising review: "I was really impressed with this product as far as how easy it was to operate and also how durable the plastic repair has been. I have used it to repair a cooler whose lid broke off and fix the arm of a ceramic turtle that my girlfriend bought for me. Both worked great and I still have plenty of plastic left for other repairs." —Anthony

    Get it from The Grommet for $11.95 or Amazon for $23.95.

    39. A breakfast sandwich maker that may be small in size, but can simultaneously cook an egg, toast bread, warm precooked meat, and melt cheese into the perfect sammie in less than five human minutes, saving you a tooon of money on fast food stops in the a.m. Dunkin whomst??

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Y’all, after reading the reviews I was super excited about getting this product. My family have used this product for a few months now and we LOVE it! Calling all lazy people, breakfast lovers, and busy people out there! You can have a sandwich in four minutes. Four minutes! It’s super easy to use. Plug it in, wait for green light to turn on. Spray top n bottom compartments with oil spray. Open up lower compartment and put bottom of English muffin, cheese, and precooked meat, close. Open top compartment, crack egg and put top of English muffin. Set timer for four minutes. Once four minutes is up, slide the slider part over so that the top part of the sandwich meets the bottom part. Take out sandwich using a spatula. Enjoy! It’s that easy. If you like bacon or sausage, just cook a batch of the meats before hand and put it in the fridge that way you don’t have to cook the meat every time you want a sandwich. I would recommend this product to anyone. It is also small so it doesn’t take up that much space. The only thing to be careful with is that it can get really hot so use an oven mitt or something when handling the product. Easy cleanup. After the product is cooled down, I spray it with white vinegar and wipe it off with a paper towel or rag." —AndyOSU

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    40. A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite with a user-friendly touch screen that can hold THOUSANDS of books — including free library books and ebooks you can buy at a *fraction* of the price of paperbacks and hardcovers.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It will also let you read the *chef's kiss* way you like best — you can customize it with all your favorite fonts and layouts, and organize your virtual shelves to your precise standards. Bonus — its charge lasts weeks (plural!!), and it's waterproof, so you can take this bb in the bathtub 🍷.

    Promising review: "I have had this Kindle for three weeks now and use it about 30 minutes a day, some days for an hour or more, and have not had to charge it since the day I got it; and I still have 23% battery. I'd say that's a darn good battery life for anything. The screen does show fingerprints and such sometimes, but I can't say that's complaint-worthy. Just wipe it down every now and then. It seems to have more than adequate space for books, as well as audible capability which is a nice touch that I'll probably never use. The back light is great and has many different brightness options. Perfect size for almost any purse, comfortable in my hand, easy to use." —kalyn

    Read BuzzFeed's closer look at the Kindle Paperwhite for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in four colors).

    41. A reusable Swiffer duster head to save money on replacements —this is made with a non-fraying fleece fabric built to pick up dust more effectively and at a broader range than the OG version, thanks to the static it naturally generates.

    Cut up fleece fabric swiffer heads in different color combinations
    TS Designs/Etsy

    TS Designs is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in home products and country, rustic and vintage-styled gifts and decor.

    Psst — the seller notes that this works best with Swiffers with the yellow handle, but also is compatible with the blue handle. You should avoid using fabric softener when washing this duster so it won't lose its static cling.

    Promising review: "Great washable duster replacement tops. They vacuum off and wash up easily, and they grab dust and cobwebs every bit as well as the disposable ones I was using. Considering it means putting a bit less into landfills and also saving money in the long run, I only wish I had bought these years ago, sincerely. Also they shipped very promptly and arrived sooner than expected, so that was a pleasant surprise. Thanks!" —otherlings

    Get it from TS Designs on Etsy for $5 (available in ten colors).

    42. A screen protector for anyone out here collecting shattered screens the way Harry Styles is collecting broken hearts. It's designed to take the impact *for* your screen — instead of the screen shattering (right along with your dreams for your bank account), the protector will preemptively shatter to absorb it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This model is compatible with iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 6 — find screen protectors compatible with Apple, Samsung, Google, and Nintendo products of other sizes at amFilm's Amazon store.

    Promising review: "This is a great screen protector that’s a better deal than any phone store I’ve seen. It comes with two per pack with wet and dry cloths to clean the screen off, and a frame that goes around your phone to better align the protector so it doesn’t come out crooked like it’s always done for me in the past no matter how slowly I applied the screen. I’ve been using the first one for a year until I dropped my phone the other day and it happened to land on the only two pieces of gravel around and cracked the screen badly. Ugh. Luckily I still had the extra protector at home still. When it was on my phone still I really couldn’t tell if it was just the protector busted or not. Thankfully my screen was completely undamaged thanks to this awesome protector! Definitely would recommend to others! —Nicole

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    43. A travel laptop backpack to protect your expensive tech that has truly ... thought ... of everything?? It has soft, ventilated padding for a comfy fit, a luggage strap to fit on a suitcase, a whole slew of pockets (including a hidden anti-theft one), plus a built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside. OH! And it's also water-resistant. If this backpack were a person, it would be the safest, smuggest person alive.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love everything about this bag. Favorite features: all the pockets, the storage, the amount of space, and the fact that this bag has a bottom that allows it to stand up. This is a huge upgrade to my hiking backpack that doubled as a work backpack. It's stylish and professional, lightweight, and sturdy. My only wish is that it had a waist strap to help distribute the weight when the bag is full/heavy. Maybe the next iteration will. I still would highly recommend this bag to anyone of any age who carries a laptop, chargers, and other essentials like a small umbrella, gum, books, folders, a water bottle, etc. It all fits nicely and has its own place. Last, I very much like the secret pocket on the back/waistband area for a wallet or other valuable item." —NSLacy

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in seven colors).

    44. An ombre MacBook keyboard cover to prepare you for the inevitable "WELP, there goes the rest of my morning coffee, directly into my computer's circuitry," plus crumbs and other debris that can mess your computer up, saving you money and embarrassment at the Apple store.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This cover fits for the Macbook 13", Old Generation Macbook Pro 13", 15", 17", Macbook Air 13", and Wireless Keyboard.

    Promising review: "This keyboard cover is exactly what I expected. It fits my Macbook pro 13" perfectly. When I first put it on it took me a little bit to get used to typing with it because it gives the keys a whole new feel. For me that isn't an issue because keeping dust and pet hair and any other junk out of my keys is more important. Now it doesn't slow my typing down at all. I love that it adds a pop of color to my macbook. I chose the purple ombre silicone cover but there are so many other color options. I will be recommending this cover to anyone who asks me about it." —Mindi

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in nine colors).

    45. 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
    Amazon

    The list magnetizes to the fridge, and has the meal plan on one side, and a perforated "shopping list" you can tear off and take with you on the other side.

    Promising review: "I ordered this meal planner not long before COVID and have since found it very useful. I usually use a grocery list app but have wanted to use paper lately, so this is perfect for meal planning, and has a paper list." —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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