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    32 Things Under $10 That’ll Probably Never Stop Being Useful

    Just trying to live our best lives for under $10.

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    1. A detangling brush reviewers with curly and thick hair say successfully brushes through knots *without* painful tearing or pulling. AKA you can finally kiss major shedding goodbye.,

    Promising review: "This brush has been the best thing for my natural hair. I have thick 4C hair and I was having trouble keeping it detangled. Before this, I would use a wide tooth comb or my fingers, but they did nothing for the tight knot balls I was getting. I would get frustrated at how long it would take and start going faster which was ultimately ripping my hair out. Every time I touched my hair it seemed like I was losing it. What used to take hours has now been chopped down to about 26 minutes. When I looked at the brush, there was nearly NO shed or broken hairs left behind. I've thrown every other detangle tool away (though I decided to keep my fingers). This has my loyalty for life." —Dubya

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (available in three colors).

    2. An adorable sloth badge clip so you actually remember your ID every morning thanks to your new buddy. It turns out getting locked out never happens when you're living in the ~slow lane~.

    Promising review: "Sloths are my favorite animal, but I can't find many sloth-related things I like. Then I spotted this little guy and had to have it. He's adorable and durable. I use him with my ID badge at work, and everyone says he's so cute. He's definitely worth the smiles." —Trish

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    3. A set of leak-proof, silicone travel bottles, because these'll definitely come in ~handy~ if you want to bring hand sanitizer everywhere you go. Leave one in your purse, at your desk, at home, you get it.


    Promising review: "These bottles allowed me to take my lotions through the TSA without any problems. They are very convenient even for regular traveling no matter what the transportation means are being used. These are very bendable and can fill almost any space in your bag without worrying about them leaking all over the place." —Tyrique Batchelor

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. A headlight clear coat kit with light sanding discs, masking tape, and wax protectant for restoring yellowed headlights back to sparkling and clear. It's easy, fast, and most importantly, delivers r e s u l t s.

    Promising review: "My husband was very doubtful about how effective these would be on his super foggy headlights, but as we worked on them, the lights went from super hazy and dim to clear and bright! It was so easy to use and made a huge difference. Worth the small price! I shared this with neighbors and friends. Huge difference!" —desertmom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.46.

    5. A silicone drain cover reviewers say is easier to clean than alternative hair catchers (hello, conditioner buildup 🙃) *and* is a great solution if you don't have a garbage disposal. Why? How many times have you had to dig up soggy food? You have your answer.


    You'll get two so you can put one in both your bathroom and kitchen! They have suctions on the bottom so they'll stay in place.

    Promising review: "We do not have a garbage disposal in our kitchen. We have been using the sink drain stopper, but finally got tired of constantly cleaning them, as food would get stuck in the holes. I looked for a different solution for some time and thought this would be a cheap thing to try. They suction well and it's easy to pick up and wipe the food in the garbage. They clean so much faster than the original ones." —Deloris P.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.97.

    6. A set of button extenders to finally feel like you can BREATHE in those jeans that you love, but squeeze justttt a little too tightly. I can hear your sigh of relief from here.

    Promising review: "I love these extenders. They are made of sturdy plastic and work great. They give you just the right amount of extension. Some extenders are too long and make it hard to zip your pants to the top. I have not had that problem with these. If you're looking for a quick-fix, and want something you can easily put on and take off, these are the ones. They fit most buttons, some buttons take a little bit of maneuvering, but overall work really well. I recommend these over the twisted metal wire extenders, which don't last at all, stretch and don't retract. These by far are the best option." —Wylendia R Eastman

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in three colors).

    7. A flea comb that'll catch those pesky things even if your dog has long hair. It'll help you detect unwanted guests early, meaning you can use this right after a long hike in the woods.,

    Promising review: "I felt it necessary to write a review, because this is the best thing I've bought for my little puppy! Upon first use, I removed 15 fleas. My poor girl. This is after being unsuccessful with the monthly Advantage treatments. Buy it!! You will NOT regret it!" —Rudy Gonzales

    Get it from Amazon for $4.23.

    8. An extra-soft makeup brush for applying your makeup f-l-a-w-l-e-s-s-l-y. Its cushiony bristles has a slight point at the tip to contour *and* a flat side for allover application of powder or creams.


    Promising review: "I couldn't recommend this more. It's super soft, dense, and multi-use. It's perfect for bronzing the face, blush, or allover powder." —ashleyjais

    Get it from E.l.f Cosmetics for $6.

    9. A microfiber cloth specifically for phones so you can easily clean off smudges, oil, and fingerprints. Maybe it's about time we keep the thing that touches our face the most clean 🤔.


    Promising review: "This is a great e-cloth for cleaning personal electronics. I use it frequently, and it's the best cloth for cleaning computers, cellphones, eye glasses that I have ever had. I also gave some to a friend who is a high-tech person. He loves it, and it takes a lot to impress him. Great buy." —C. Mcclanahan

    Get it from Amazon for $4+.

    10. A mash-and-serve kit with a handheld masher and bowl, because this'll let you prepare fresh baby food without the hassle of using a blender (or buying pricier pre-made meals at the store). It can even be used on-the-go so lunchtime doesn't have to wait.

    Promising review: "I used to cut the food into small cubes and put them in the blender to make the vegetable for my baby, but that is not a good way because you have to make a larger amount than the baby's needs! Not convenient at all. I have to say it is a great decision to buy this for making quick and easy baby food. This great tool helps a lot. The bowl is easy to clean, as well. I have used this for about a month; it is well-made and can make great baby food." —Dannis

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    11. A coffee grounds scoop with flexible edges and an extra-long handle for easily reaching into deep containers (or blenders, food processors, whatever) without making a mess or getting your hands dirty. Mornings just became a little easier.

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    Promising review: "This is a great tool. I love French press coffee, but it was always a pain to get it clean after use, and rinsing coffee grounds down the drain is a bad idea. This scoop gets out 98% of the grounds in about three swipes at which point you can rinse out the couple remaining in the carafe. This scoop also works great for getting out the bottom of a mayo or peanut butter jar. OXO does not make anything bad — this is a well-made and useful product." —cer20

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. An AquaLock box to keep your keys, wallet, or any other small personal items totally secure whenever you're biking or just want to live a life free from bags. I understand.


    It comes with a hard case with a four-digit personal locking code, as well as a splashproof inner sleeve to help keep your electronics dry.

    Get it from REI for $9.73.

    13. A swivel grout and corner brush that you can attach to almost any broom handle to sufficiently scrub away tough dirt or grime from any angle without having to get down on all fours.


    Promising review: "This works great standing up. I have very old and deeply-worn grout. Trying to get the floors clean was a hands-and-knees job. This brush cleans really well, is easy to use, and I am so glad not to be on my knees. Plus, I wrap a microfiber towel around the bristles and can then dry those really deep grout lines so the dirty water doesn't fill them." —OAH

    Get it from Amazon for $8.16.

    14. A countertop tea organizer so you can keep your strong morning black tea separate from your chamomile — you can only risk so much before your first cup. Or! You can use this to organize your K-cups to avoid clutter.


    Promising review: "Now I can store various tea packages on my countertop and not have to reach inside my cabinet fumbling through tea boxes. The container is sturdy and holds three flavors of tea perfectly and looks stylish on my tray with other items." —Marie N.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    15. A dishwasher magnet, because this'll help you avoid a lot of conflict with a certain roommate who *claims* to "never know if the dishes are clean." Truly impish.


    Promising review: "Great magnet! It's large enough to see it on our dishwasher even though the washer is in a dark corner of our kitchen. It flips easily, and makes loading and unloading the dishwasher just a little less painful. Also help communication in the house." —Magen S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. An AirPods watch band holder for keeping your most expensive tech *on-hand* so you're less likely to lose 'em. Not to mention, you won't have to dig around the bottom of your bag every time you want to listen to music.

    Promising review: "I purchased this item with the expectation that I would not like it but I was pleasantly surprised. It slid easily on my Apple Watch strap and I never notice that it is there. I spend a lot of time typing every day and worried it would be distracting but I haven't once felt it. The AirPods fit very snugly inside the rubber and I have no fear that they will fall out since it takes a little effort to pull them out. I think it would look silly to constantly carry the AirPods this way, but I love having a place to put them rather than pulling out the case each time if I walk into a store or stop to have a conversation with someone." —JMK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79+ (available in seven colors).

    17. Or! An AirPods magnetic neck strap to have your headphones right where you want them when you absolutely need them.


    Promising review: "Love this product! My AirPods are secured and cannot fall off when put in the strap. I love the fact that I cannot misplace them anymore, because when not in use during workout, they can just be worn around your neck." —Christie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 18 colors).

    18. A quirky drying rack that'll properly dry your glasses so you don't have to deal with streak marks. Consider this a small but easy way to grow into adulthood.


    Promising review: "I bought this to dry silicone sandwich bags because they never completely dry in the dishwasher. I discovered it can handle my ice cream scoop, chef's knife, dish squeegee — all the items I hand wash daily. It's more attractive and takes up less countertop than a dish drainer." —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A gel mani-remover kit so, when used with acetone polish remover, you can properly soak and remove even the toughest gel polish without going to the nail salon at all.,

    This kit comes with 20 plastic nail caps (for both finger and toe nails), 510 nail wipe cotton pads, and two metal cuticle pushers.

    Promising review (for the gel-removing kit): "I love this. The first time I used it on just one nail to see how it would work, I didn't buff off the top coat and it still worked well. I decided to buff off the top coat and I folded the papers included into a fourth of the size to thicken it and used a dropper to apply the acetone. I left them on for 15-20 minutes. I was able to easily scrape off the polish with the scraper. I also reused the folded papers for the other hand. The clips stay in place so much better with a tighter fit than foil ones and these are reusable to that is a huge plus." —Tina Sutton

    Get them from Amazon: the gel-removing kit for $9.29 and acetone gel polish–remover for $4.52.

    20. A grooming brush, because this'll seriously help with your lovable, but constantly shedding, dog or cat. Your couches will thank you now that they're not covered in fur.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using other de-shedding tools on my pomsky (husky/Pomeranian mix), and it just wasn’t enough to take down the fur that would otherwise shed. This brush does wonders! I was able to get so much in just a few minutes. And this doesn’t hurt my pup, like other de-shedding tools. My dog sheds a lot less now after using this on him every day, or even a few times a week." —Monica R.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and colors).

    21. The No-Spend Challenge Guide, a millennial-focused guide to personal finance, for making the most of our student loan–cursed reality and learning how to budget better, save money overtime, and pay off those flipping debts in an ideal amount of time. Maybe now we'll be able to buy a house one day...fingers crossed.


    Promising review: "This was a quick and easy read that gives you numerous ideas on how to start your own no-spend challenge. There’s no timeline, just the plain truth on how spending less (and being sensible) can help get you out of debt. I plan on taking the advice of the author and starting small, with a no-spend day (or days), and work my way up to a no-spend week, and then up to a no-spend month. Getting out of debt is a goal, and this book can give you pointers on how to get there." —Jessi M

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A cellphone stand holder to keep your notifications in plain sight.


    It can also hold iPads and tablets.

    Promising review: "The stand is so great for my desk. It's so nice to see where my phone is all the time and the stand is so good-looking. The back does adjust its tilt easily. It folds up nicely to put in your backpack or purse when you travel. I bought a black tablet stand for my tablet last month and I was so impressed with the product I bought this white phone stand." —mcveg

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88 (available in two colors).

    23. An E.l.f. acne-fighting stick for hitting the ~mark~ every time when it comes to healing acne by using a powerful formula of salicylic acid, witch hazel, camphor, tea tree, green tea, and aloe. Not only does it nourish irritated skin, but dramatically reduces swelling and redness.


    Promising review: "I have tried every single product prescribed by a dermatologist, even Accutane, and my acne never went away. I finally was able to get it under control with vitamins and face washes, but I still had annoying LARGE pimples that never went away. I bought this after hearing about it and applied it generously in the morning to my pimples, and the swelling of them was down by nighttime! I applied again that night and woke up to them almost completely gone!" —mikaylamadison

    Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $3.

    24. A dotted bullet grid notebook that'll help you get better at taking notes or keeping a planner when you get creative with your handwriting and illustrations.,

    Promising review: "These are well-made grid journals. They are of good quality, have this beautiful color, are nice to hold in my hands, and small enough to fit in my bag. I love the grid journals because I can either write or doodle in my journals without being irritated by closely spaced lines. The grid gives me the freedom to determine the size of my letters and be creative with the space." —Gaby F.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A pair of Fiskars handheld scissors, because these'll cut through much more than just paper (including denim, silk, and multiple layers of fabric). *And* they feature a handle designed to ensure maximum comfort and control.

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    Our testers at BuzzFeed Reviews said these also comfortably cut through flower stems — no small feat, IMO.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried finding scissors that say sharp and cut nicely for ages. I have so many different pairs and brands, none of them compare to these. They’re sharp and have stayed sharp, cutting straight lines is pretty much effortless (which is usually not an easy thing since I have a tremor), and they fit really comfortably in my hand. I love them! My mom had a pair when I was growing up that she was — and still is, she’s had them for about 35 years — incredibly protective of, we knew not to ever use them (she’s left handed so she had that pair which helped) and I never understood why until I got my own pair." —sophiehehe

    Get them from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in two sizes).

    See why these won our budget pick for best scissors on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    26. An easy-to-use corkscrew for getting 👏 that 👏 wine 👏 open without any drama. Its design automatically finds the center of the cork as you spin it down, while its flat handle lets you twist comfortably, so you're pouring your first glass before you even have a chance to break the cork.


    Promising review: "After badly puncturing my palm with my original corkscrew (for the second time) I had to look for a new, safer one. This corkscrew is amazing!! It's super cheap and works like a charm. The cork slides out beautifully and I don't have to pull on it." —Mamaskids

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    27. A set of satin scrunchies to put an end to tearing your hair whenever you wear an updo — even if you have thick hair. And! You can wear them to sleep so you can stay cool without damaging your hair if you toss and turn.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    Promising review: "I had my doubts about these, because my hair is super thick (like a horse's tail!) and I've only had luck with the thick elastic hair ties you get at the drugstore. I've recently bleached and processed my hair so I was really looking for something that wouldn't snap my already fragile strands. These actually hold my hair! They also barely put any line in my hair — maybe a slight wave if I've had it in bun all day. Now I don't want to use my old hair ties anymore. These are so comfortable." —LadyBug0237

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in black).

    Learn why a BuzzFeed editor (pictured above) loves this for her thick hair in "Just 10 Things To Try In March".

    28. An air plant holder that'll keep your precious bb safe and give you even more reason to show it off at your desk. You're a plant parent, you can't help it.

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite air plant holder! It's well-made and looks like it costs way more. Try different plants in it, each creates a unique look. Just DARLING! A must-have." —Melissa S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six styles).

    29. A cast-iron scrubber so dealing with cooked-on residue doesn't require seven days and nights of cleaning — or worse, accidentally ruining your seasoned cast-iron pan.

    Promising review: "This has got to be the easiest way to clean your cast iron pans! It’s a bit smaller than I expected, but don’t let its small size fool you! This bad boy will reduce your cleaning time by more than half on cast-iron. I had gotten to where I only used my cast iron maybe once a month, now with this chainmail scrubber, I even broke out my small cast-iron pan this morning just to fry some eggs." —HCornwell

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    See what won best cast iron skillets on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    30. A multi-tool keychain, because this good boy will come to the rescue in more ways than one. He's a bottle opener, mini wrench, flathead screwdriver, and cross screwdriver. He doesn't know "sit," but he's still a winner in my book.


    Promising review: "I've tried several other products like this, and this is the best so far. I use it all the time for prying and as a screwdriver. The bottle opener works well, too. If I lose this one I'd buy another one tomorrow." —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four styles).

    31. A jalapeño corer for preparing your favorite dishes without getting seeds all over your fingers (don't. touch. your. eyes.) *and* speeding up the process altogether.

    Promising review: "This is a great tool! The first time I tried to core jalapeños, I tried a variety of knives and any other sharp pointy tools I could find in the kitchen. It took me forever, made a huge mess, and no matter how careful I was, I still tore the tops off the jalapeños. I was determined to find a better way to core a silly jalapeño. I read reviews on Amazon for several different jalapeño corers, and I am SO glad I chose this one! It works great!! In just a short time, I had 14 perfectly cored jalapeños, with 14 intact cores (above). I highly recommend this tool!" —daetexas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    32. A pair of multi-use latches to protect your toilets from your dog whenever they'd like to take a drink. Reviewers also use these to keep their fridges safe from curious toddlers!

    You can use these on cabinets, drawers, appliances, toilet seats, and more. They have double-locking protection and requires dual button operation to release — hard for doggies without opposable thumbs.

    Promising review: "Our dog likes to raid the trash now and then. We were sick of it. I put one of these on a few days ago. Today, I came home to this: He grabbed a sliver of trash bag that wasn't covered by the lid, dragged it out as much as he could, but he couldn't get the lid open. I call that a success, even if we had to pick up shredded black plastic from the floor after." —J. C. Overgaard

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.95.

    Me waiting for you to get that sloth badge clip like:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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