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    35 Incredibly Useful Things That Are All Under $10

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    1. A set of foam earplugs that gently contour to your inner ears so you can always get a full night's sleep, even if your roommate doesn't understand the meaning of shared walls.

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    Promising review: "I purchased these ear plugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hanger. It's particularly horrendous in the evening. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these ear plugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the ear plugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. My only complaint is perhaps these ear plugs work a little too well. I missed my an hour and a half. The ear plugs blocked every bit of noise. After the initial panic of being late for work wore off, I was slightly amused that my neighbors had to listen to my alarm while I, for once, slept through their douchebaggery. These will be the only ear plugs I wear from now on." —Emily Buss

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $2.98.

    To learn more, check out "These $6 Earplugs Actually Changed The Way I Sleep".

    2. A distraction device for striking a deal with your pupper during bath time: If they stand still and let you wash them, they can eat some peanut butter.


    You just stick it onto the wall and spread on some peanut butter!

    Promising review: "My kiddo has terrible anxiety with bath time (we think he had a bad experience before we adopted him) and this helps him to relax during his bath." —Joni N.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in available in five colors and styles).

    3. A pack of pimple patches that'll tackle adult acne once and for all by draining zits overnight and reducing the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say "pop."

    Promising review: "I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I’m just in awe of this product. What are these magical stickers?! After washing my face last night, I put a patch on a new, under-the-skin pimple from hell, and when I woke up this morning all of the pus had been pulled out. My pimple is flush and feels so much better. It’s all but gone." —Matt F.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $5.99.

    4. A sock aid with foam handles, because this'll help anyone with limited mobility put their socks on easily and independently.


    Promising review: "In anticipation of spinal surgery I bought this Sock Aid, as it has become increasingly difficult to put on my own socks or stockings and shoes. I was a bit skeptical at first, but it does work and is easy to use. As other reviewers have written, it is a good feeling to regain independence by being able to put on one's own socks instead of asking someone else or going without. I have used the Sock Aid with regular cotton socks, as well as trouser socks. At first I was a bit hesitant with the more fragile fabric of the trouser socks, but they did not snag or rip. I highly recommend." —SoCalPatriot

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. A set of produce- or bread-saving sheets so you can extend the shelf life of both your veggies and baked goods. It may take you a little longer to finish the veggies...


    Promising review: "No need for a long review. These add substantial life to your produce. I've used these, and I've used the balls, and these work much better. I can put a sheet in a bowl, pile on the fruit, and keep the bowl at room temperature. That's a death notice for most fruit, but the sheet keeps the produce nice and fresh outside of the fridge for a week. There are no negatives to this product that I can see." —Torey Beavers

    Get them from Amazon: produce-saving sheets for $9.99 and bread-saving sheets for $7.97 (both for a set of eight).

    6. A gel polish remover for making sure you never have to wait until your mani fully chips away again. What are we going to do, pay for someone to take it off? We need that money for wine.

    ONYX Professional

    Promising review: "I recently had gel nails put on for my daughter's wedding and was told by other women not to try getting them off yourself. They told me my nails will get wrecked. I saw this product and figured it was worth a shot. You do have to soak your nails for a good 15 minutes and even another 10 or 15. I used a nail file and filed what was left and it all came off and my nails are absolutely fine. I believe the bottle cost less than $5 — so it's more than affordable!" —Luvs2ride

    Get it from Walmart for $3.47.

    7. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream that'll drastically repair extremely chapped, cracked hands. Its super concentrated cream formula contains three main ingredients: water (to hydrate parched skin cells), glycerin (to draw in moisture and accelerate the hydration process), and paraffin (to create a barrier and maintain moisture).

    Promising review: "I have a skin condition (related to eczema or psoriasis) on my hands that causes blisters, dryness, and cracking, especially during the winter. I used to scald my hands with hot water to get relief from the itching. I also used to keep band-aids with me wherever I want to cover the bleeding cracks. The only things that has brought my condition under control are refraining from all caffeine and alcohol, limiting spicy food intake, and using O'Keeffe's after showering or washing my hands. It took about 30 years for me to realize these things and I'm glad I finally am able to manage my skin condition. O'Keefe's has a protective barrier and works its way deep into the tissue to get at those thick calloused areas on my knuckles. I keep O'Keefe's with me wherever I go and it's provided me with relief far better than anything else I've tried over or under the counter." —SoulRaker

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    To learn more, check out "Over 6,000 People With Super-Dry Skin Are Obsessed With This Hand Lotion".

    8. A pair of super snug baby socks, because these'll STAY 👏 PUT 👏 on tots who have a knack for freeing their footsies. The bottoms "lock" the socks onto your little one's feet so they can tug all they want — these guys aren't going anywhere.


    Promising review: "They really work! My daughter is crawling, and in these chilly months, I am repeatedly putting her socks on or just giving up and putting her in a footed sleeper. I know they aren't taking the time to replace the socks at daycare, so I needed a solution for chilly feet. Enter these — they kept her socks on through hours of play! Well worth the price to keep kids feet warm. I am already placing the order for a few more sets." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (claims to fit 6-12 months; 0-6 months listed separately).

    9. A pack of toe separators so you can easily realign overlapping toes or provide relief from bunions while you go about your day. It's time to dip your ~toe~ in taking pain-free walks.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely a Godsend! It is a great alternative to bunion surgery! My first toe was creeping over my big toe and at times causing spasms. These have made all the difference in the world! I am a very satisfied customer! Worth every penny! They are very comfortable to wear even with your shoes or sandals on." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    10. A set of squishy eggs for both relieving stress and building up grip strength. They come in three resistance levels so you can work your way up while also preventing any nail biting or cuticle picking.

    Promising review: "I work at a desk about 11–12 hours a day with TONS of typing. Since using these, I've noticed less pain and strain in my wrists and hands, and they are also a great stress reliever. I've gotten people at my office hooked. I think they're totally worth the price." —Petite Loeb

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    11. A Rimmel matte primer that'll finally control excess face oil and shine for up to *eight hours*. AND it minimizes pores?! You might still mess up your makeup from tears of joy.

    Plus it has a lightweight texture so your makeup will never feel heavy.

    Promising review: "I love this!!! I've tried different primers including MAC, and MAC cannot hold a candle to this primer. My face get very oily very quickly so I was shocked to see that this actually works. Today is my fourth day using this and going forward this will be my go-to primer. My face stays oil-free for over eight hours. I did my makeup at 10 a.m. and when it was 11 p.m. that night, my face was still matte. It also makes my makeup last much longer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.79.

    12. A pair of silicone anti-slip sleeves, because these'll keep your glasses in place allll day — even during physical activities! Plus they'll put an end to any behind-the-ear pain, making them an extremely clear choice.


    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issues. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. I tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. I purchased these and what a difference; my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off because they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    13. A bottle of Goo Gone so you can quickly remove sticky messes (like gum, glue, and stickers) from surfaces without having to put too much elbow grease in.

    Promising review: "I bought this to help get some sticky junk left from Velcro on my motorcycle. I had tried rubbing alcohol and other tricks before using this stuff. Let me just say what a difference this stuff makes. All the sticky junk just wipes away on the first try. I didn’t need to soak it or anything. I attached photos (above) so you can see for yourself. No residue was left behind at all and there wasn't any damage to the paint. Best $8 I ever spent!" —Appleee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    14. A set of acupressure rings for rolling over pressure points on your fingers after a long day of typing or writing. They'll massage your lil' overworked fingers until you feel good as new — and ready for a new day! You're right, too soon.


    Promising review: "These little guys made a believer out of me. I struggle with inflammation in my fingers and wrists due to being on the computer so much; I was having a lot of problems with my thumbs especially. My husband bought these for me and I was pretty skeptical at first, but they work. I use them almost every evening for 10–15 minutes and I have to admit I'm not having nearly the amount of pain in my hands that I used to." —Diane L.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A pumice stone that'll kick hard water, calcium and lime stains' butts and restore shine to your porcelain throne faster than you can flush.

    Fret not, its material is specially made to avoid scratching. Plus the heavy-duty plastic handle protects your hands while you clean because...yuck.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. I decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. I am very happy with this purchase — well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A Garnier one-minute hair mask in ~five~ super nourishing formulas so you can get the locks of your DREAMS in just 60 seconds (aka a chance to practice your audition for The Voice in the shower).

    Shall we break down what each one does?

    Avocado extract: smooths and softens hair in need of some TLC.

    Banana extract: strengthens weak strands for smoother tresses.

    — Coconut extract: nourishes and softens for more manageable hair.

    Goji extract: increases color vibrancy with goji extract for healthier, shinier color-treated hair.

    Papaya extract: repairs damage to *smooth* things over with over-processed manes — all without weighing it down.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first, but got it as an add-on item. I absolutely love it!! My hair is super silky the next day and when I brush my hair there are no knots at all. I tend to wash my hair at night and not brush it until the next morning. My hair feels and looks so much healthier. I started using it in place of regular conditioner." —J powell

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97+ (available in five formulas).

    17. A pack of water bottle–cleaning tablets for FINALLY reaching the bottom of yours without the need for scrubbing — goodbye mysterious smell.

    They're biodegradable, chlorine free, all-natural, and environmentally safe!

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.95.

    18. A tube of BioFreeze that'll enlist its cooling menthol formula to relieve back pain, shoulder knots, knee soreness, you name it. If there's an aching muscle, this'll numb it.


    Promising review: “Biofreeze is a great product for aches and pains. My massage therapist recommended it years ago and I've been a dedicated customer ever since. Anytime I'm tense or have a knot in my neck or back I use it. It really helps to relax the area and allows me to work out the problem areas. My husband uses it for chronic back pain to cool the area and help him stretch out his back better.” —Sara F

    Get it from Amazon for $9.54.

    19. An inexpensive electric toothbrush, because this'll both upgrade your oral care for less than $5 and easily travel with you so you never have to go back to regular brushing when on vacation.


    It's battery-powered (battery is included) and has six modes: daily clean, gum care, sensitive, whitening, pro-clean, and tongue cleaning. It moves at ~14,000 strokes~ per minute to polish stains and help whiten teeth.

    Promising review: "I've used Oral-B toothbrushes for years — I've tried them all. This is the least expensive, by far, but is my absolute favorite. I have a small-sized adult mouth and always used smaller brush heads, but this one, even though larger in size, is powerful and really cleans well. I have three of them now — I never want to be without one. Try this brush — you'll notice the difference on your first use. I totally recommend!!" —Bostonian

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    See what won best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    20. A four-way brush cleaner so you can undo walking through mud and salted sidewalks this whole dang season. Spending less than $10 on this > having to invest in another pair of boots.

    Each side of this brush has a purpose: the biggest brush for cleaning heavier scuff marks and stains, the nylon-bristled side for a lighter, gentler cleaning on light scuff marks on thin, fine suede, the arched half-circle brush for easier cleaning on rounded corners, and the thin protruding brush for cleaning on harder-to-reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A clear crossbody for easily passing through security at sporting events, concerts, etc. without any fear of being turned away (or having to use the dreaded coat check).


    Plus it's big enough to fit everything like your phone, wallet, sunglasses, and makeup so you don't have to pick and choose what to leave behind!

    Promising review: "I bought this bag to take to a stadium that has a clear bag policy. It is the perfect shape if you only need to take in a few items. I brought my wallet, phone, and sunglasses, and had room to stick in a water bottle to free up my hands. The bottle didn't fit in completely, but was snug enough on the walk up the stairs. This is a great price for something that I will use only on occasion for particular venues." —Casey Holder

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A wine stain–removing spray that'll prevent any nights out from going sour. But if you DO spill red wine (who trusted us with merlot?!), you'll be able to spritz away all your problems. Back to the cheese spread.

    Emily Shwake / BuzzFeed

    Check out other stain removal hacks to avoid future freak-outs!

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    23. A pair of compression socks, because these'll improve circulation in your legs (by encouraging blood flow through your toes up to your knees) while you work out so you can successfully push yourself to run the extra mile.

    Better circulation = less soreness. They even have shock-absorbing toe and heel cushioning, and moisture-wicking fabric! They're also great for preventing leg soreness for people who work on their feet all day.

    Promising review: "I’ve been wearing compression socks to work for years and loved them, but these are the first pairs of compression socks I’ve tried for running. I had been having some leg cramping on my long runs so I decided to try them and will never go back to short athletic socks again. I love the lack of fatigue I get from the pressure from these socks and the decrease of post-run pain. I will be wearing these when I cross the finish line at my first marathon this October!" —jamerz82

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (available in sizes S/M-L/XL and 11 colors).

    24. A set of stainless steel curved hooks so you can instantly create more space in your closet, counters, pantries, WHEREVER, by hanging up previous clutter. So long, clattering pots.,

    Promising review: "I am using most of these hooks to hang purses in a closet. It's much easier for me to reach and see them. I hang them from the bottom shelf and they are not taking up valuable shelf space. Others are being used in lthe aundry room, hanging from a metal shelving unit." —Amy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.97.

    25. A set of wood-colored markers for quickly covering up any wear-and-tear on old furniture. No need for a new couch — just a few swipes of this'll save you precious moolah.

    It comes with six repair markers, six paper wrapped wax sticks, and one wax stick sharpener. They come in six colors to match your wood: maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and black.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these work! Much better than I was expecting. I just had my home painted and the painters damaged a fiberboard medicine cabinet when they removed the masking tape. It ripped off the fake wood veneer. These markers completely filled in the ugly spots and the colors blended so well. It looks fantastic now!" —Shane

    Get the set from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A handheld grater with a soft grip handle that'll encourage you to become ~fancier~ in the kitchen. Or you'll just cover everything in fresh cheese. Probably that.


    Promising review: "This is a beautiful lime green color and the handle is easy to hold. It has a very large grating range, which is nice because you can get your job done fast." —DROMP

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $7.97 (originally $8.97; available in four colors).

    27. A pair of extra-tough scrubbers, because you and I both know that pan doesn't need to "soak" — at least not for three days. These'll tackle tough residue and streamline the amount of time it takes to wash the dishes, so you're done before you have time to complain.


    They're reusable, long-lasting, and easy to clean!

    Promising review: "These work great on everything. I especially love that they are thinner so they dry out and don't just sit there filled with germs. I've used mine on cast iron, pots and pans, glass on plastic. It doesn't scratch the plastic, but scrubs well enough to clean pans. I was replacing my sponges every two weeks because of germs and wear-out of the scrubbing portion. These are my new favorite." —Chichi Moe

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.99.

    See what won best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    28. A bottle of John Freida lightening spray to gradually brighten blonde hair without the need for drastic bleaching. It'll lighten your hair up to ~two shades~ thanks to a blend of citrus and chamomile — and leave your mane damage-free.

    Promising review: "OMG, I never write reviews, but this product has given me SO much joy! I have been coloring my hair for 30 years and I always hate sitting in the salon, the chemicals, and the bill! I needed to get my hair done (full foil highlights) and my two regular hairdressers were not free, so I went online to do some research. Every reviewer loved this product so I decided to try it. Four morning spritzes later, and my hair looked like I just got out of the salon! I use a couple sprays every couple weeks, and I haven't been back to the salon for months! This is a seriously cool product! You don't need too much, but if you get any brassiness, you can use the John Frieda purple shampoo ($8.19)." —Lisa Mchugh

    Get it from Amazon for $7.36.

    29. A flavored water enhancer so you can slowly but surely meet that eight glasses a day goal, even if you would 100% rather have soda. The best part: it contains zero calories so the only thing it's adding to your drink is taste.

    Promising review: "A weakness of mine is drinking enough water. I probably live in a constant state of dehydration. Drinking plain water is such a chore and I can never force myself to drink enough. Enter MiO Liquid Water Enhancer. The Orange Tangerine flavor is refreshing and not artificial-tasting. A bonus is that it has a small amount of B vitamins. I have a hard time finding this flavor locally, but luckily Amazon included it so I have a constant supply arriving monthly." —Jeffrey M

    Get it from Amazon for $3.69+ (available in 21 flavors).

    30. A vegan charcoal toothpaste for giving you pearly whites without a) costing you a lot of *green*, b) making a mess of your sink, and c) requiring any more effort than just regularly brushing your teeth.,

    Did I mention it's made with organic mint, which makes it taste AMAZING?

    Promising review: "I've used every brand, you name it, and NOTHING has ever worked. I was shocked to see how white my teeth were after one brushing. I had no idea it was also a whitening toothpaste. I love this toothpaste. I haven't been able to eat cold stuff in years and years! Now I can eat fruit right out of my fridge instead of letting it sit out to warm up. Thank you so much for this wonderful product!" —Raemi L.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

    See what won best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    31. A Neosporin overnight lip mask that'll dramatically repair super chapped puckers in up to *three nights*. Its combo of antioxidants and essential lipids will nourish flaking lips back to health, while peptides and emollients help to strengthen 'em. Sleep has never been so rewarding.


    Promising review: "My lips have been in a constant state of cracking and peeling for many years. I'm always wearing quality lip balm, but it's never helped much. I got this stuff three days ago and have applied it every night, and now my lips are completely fixed! I'm actually shocked. They are completely soft and supple with no signs of past troubles. I'm really shocked that they could be repaired so quickly." —Kelly

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

    32. A cult-favorite drain snake with a flexible barbed wand, because you'll finally put an end to showering in standing water. It turns out even when you use 10 pounds of conditioner (don't deny) clogged drains are avoidable — especially since this takes less than a minute to use.

    Promising review: "Seriously, this was so satisfying and gross. For months my tub had been clogged up. At first, it wasn't bad, just a couple inches in the bottom of the tub, but when it got to the point that the water rose to mid-calf and didn't drain for thirty minutes, I knew I had to do something. As soon as I got these in the mail I went to the bathroom, stuck it in there, and pulled. It was like deep sea fishing. I struggled to get it out, not because I'm weak, but because what was attached at the end was a ball of hair/conditioner/gunk/boogers (probably) the size of a rat. It was weirdly satisfying, like watching those pimple videos on Youtube. Anyway, even after the trauma to the snake I used, it can still be used again! And I have three more!" —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.89.

    33. A Gillette on-the-go razor so you can bring this bb anywhere from the gym to vacation without the risk of losing your regular one. And! It's pre-moisturized to give you ~smoothly shaven~ legs so you don't need to make room in your bag for lotion.


    Promising review: "I bought these for a cruise last year. Cruise ship bathrooms are notoriously tiny, especially in the shower. Having the very short, comfortable handle made it extremely easy to shave in very tight quarters. The five blades made for a very close and smooth shave on my legs. All the better for island hopping! Seriously, I can honestly say that these are the best razors to do the job beautifully and comfortably." —CruisinTrkrs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    34. A set of velcro fasteners for hanging up lightweight decor without permanent marks (so long, nails) *and* creating a known spot for easy-to-lose items like remotes when organizing.


    They're even water-resistant!

    Promising review: "This was a great buy and product. This velcro is very strong and can withstand a nice amount of weight. Its just the right length to suit my needs and can be easily cut to fit all needs. Having trouble finding the TV remote? Then just use this and stick the control to the wall next to your bed. Have a picture you want to hang but you don't want to make holes in the wall? Use this velcro to hang it. This product has so many different uses." —Ronald Tueros

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $2.96.

    35. A set of coil hair ties to *cut* hair creases out of your life — all while keeping something trendy on hand.


    Promising review: "I really love these hair ties! They hold your hair efficiently without pulling or causing a headache. They also do not leave a crease in your hair, and they come out easily. So far they have gone back to their original shape each time, even though I stretch them out when they are in my hair." —P. McKinney

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    When the world keeps telling you to spend more than $10 on "adult things":


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