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    31 Things Under $10 That’ll Never Stop Being Useful

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    1. A mini scraping tool so you can make your expensive foundation LAST, instead of buying a new bottle the minute you can't pour anything out. Consider this a way to meet yourself in the middle if you're trying to save money — you'll still get your favorite makeup, but make everything last much longer.

    Promising review: "This product is fantastic for dispensing foundation that doesn't come with a pump. I waste so much less makeup and make much less mess. It also really does help you use up every drop. The other end of the spatula also has a little ball on the end, and will pick up product from much smaller tubes like concealers!" —Nurse Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    2. A set of bra extenders that *also* work as a handy way to make bodysuits more comfortable if they're constantly giving you wedgies. You'll get a pack of three, so you can create more breathing room in BOTH your tops and bras — win, win.

    Promising review: "I actually did not order this for a bra extender,I ordered it for my compression garment which was too too tight between the crotch snap area and hurt me so bad, so I snapped the extender on the crouch area which was very easy to do, and now I have plenty of room to adjust the extender to my desire. It now feels very comfy, satisfied with my purchase." —queenb276

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99 (available in six different inch spacings and four color combinations).

    3. A tongue cleaner, because this'll reach further back into your mouth *without* making you gag (like with a regular toothbrush) and make it easier to eliminate the source of odor-causing bacteria.


    It comes with a cap!

    Promising review: "I cannot and will not go a day without brushing my tongue with this brush. I've tried the scraper type, but since the tongue has a natural in curve down the middle, it was almost impossible to get that area clean. And I am a germaphobe. I love my tongue to be pink and clean without any white grime, and this brush delivers. The more you brush on a daily basis, the less grime build up you'll get. It's a beautiful thing." —Valeria Palumbo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    4. A handheld milk foamer for making café-quality cappuccinos in MINUTES, right in your own kitchen. You'll save money AND avoid putting pants on Sunday morning. You can't ask for much more.


    Promising review: "This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less." —SMP

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A unique food bowl designed to slow your pet down when eating, so you can teach them how to pace themselves while scarfing down kibble. It can help them digest better *and* prevent food waste.

    Promising review: "My Mini Schnauzer has always gobbled her food but since going blind she seems to panic that she won't be able to find it all. She was inhaling the kibbles, choking and throwing up regularly. I wasn't sure the bowl would work for her because of her blindness, but it has worked out great. She hasn't choked or thrown up in the month we've had it." —kiwi-in-dc

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in three colors).

    6. A portable pill organizer that'll not only help you keep track of your pills (or vitamins!), but make sure you actually *remember* to take 'em. Each box is color-coded, divided by morning and night, and small enough to put in your bag for the day.

    Promising review: "I love this. I used to forget whether I had already taken my twice-a-day pill or not and I'd have to dump out all my pills, count them, look at the calendar, heck — I even once made a spreadsheet to try and figure out if I had taken my pill that day. Not anymore!! I love the colors and design, and especially love that I can bring one or two day's worth of pills in the smaller containers in my purse without bringing the whole thing. This small thing has reduced stress in my life." —E. Trimber

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    7. A pair of seatbelt covers, because these'll prevent your seatbelt from digging into your shoulder or neck AND make sure the stay in place (aka no more sliding across your clothes).


    Promising review: "These provided a welcome improvement in my comfort while wearing my seatbelt. They're soft enough to be comfortable, yet rigid enough to stay in place. I also like the additional length they provide, which protects a larger area from direct shoulder belt contact. The seatbelt retractor works well with these covers in place, so I'm very pleased with the purchase." —Wild Bill

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in six colors).

    8. And! A seatbelt buckle guard to prevent your favorite little ~escape artist~ from unbuckling themself while you're busy driving.


    Just slip this over the buckle and then attach the seatbelt as your normally would! Their fingers won't be able to unlatch ANYTHING.

    Promising review: "My four-year-old is Houdini...she has figured out how to get out of her car seat, in the middle of the worst situations, and starts climbing around like it’s a jungle gym. We read the reviews on this one and thought it was worth a shot. Works like a charm! She has tried EVERYTHING to get out of it, and so far, so good. It works, keeps her safely secure, and we are ordering another one for her little brother who is about to transition into a booster seat, as well. Highly recommend." —C. Caldwell

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A window-insulation kit for keeping your heating bill under control — as we all know, 'tis the season for hair-raising charges. This'll make sure you don't have to turn the heat up so much (especially if you have a drafty house), and increase energy efficiency.


    Promising review: "Very easy to use once you get the hang or it. I live in an apartment building with very drafty windows and electric heat; this insulation saves me a lot of money on my winter heating costs, and I've gotten really good at making it nearly invisible over the years." —Julie

    Get a three-window kit from Amazon for $6.59 (also available in five- and 10-window, as well as patio door and large window).

    10. A soft plaid scarf so you can stay toasty warm all darn season without sacrificing your outfit's style. Not to mention it's trendy but timeless, so you'll NEVER get sick of wearing it (even seasons down the line).

    Promising review: "Love this scarf! Perfect length and very soft! I wore it in London and it kept me super warm! No unraveling!" —MC87

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in 31 colors).

    11. A mini file organizer that'll help you keep and REMEMBER your receipts instead of crumpling them at the bottom of your bag. Not only will this help you track expenses (especially those that'll get you *cough cough* tax returns), but make purchases more memorable so you stop thoughtlessly swiping that card.


    Promising review: "This file organizer is perfect for budgeting and is small enough to keep in your purse! Also, if you are into couponing, this is perfect as well!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes four colors).

    12. A couple of waterproof pillowcases, because reviewers who are (very) sweaty sleepers say these actually protect their pillows from yellowing and smelling. They also say these greatly improve comfort and support!


    They're also extremely easy to clean and protect your pillows from spills!

    Promising review: "These are wonderful. My bedroom always smelled like socks and couldn't figure out why, and finally it was the pillow. My room gets to be 90 degrees in the summer (sweat), so I washed my pillow and bought these cases. They don't stain or absorb odor. They also make the pillow MUCH firmer and more supportive. It is almost airtight and provides additional air pressure and support without feeling crinkly. I can't think of any negatives about the casing. I imagine it would make the worst pillow feel more supportive." —J.Allen

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in sizes queen–king and three colors).

    See what won best pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    13. A shaving template for shaping your beard *just* right every single time with zero skills necessary. It's designed with several angles so you pick any style you want, whether that be curved, sharp, or anything in-between.

    Promising review: "I have always had issues when it came to shaping my beard. I would finally have it to my desired length and mess up the bottom or top line. This offers at least two shaping options for the top (straight or rounded) and they both work for my beard. My biggest trouble area was the bottom of my beard. This tool allows me to trim and shave without worrying about cutting too high. It's sturdy and I do not think it will ever break. For anyone who has trouble shaping their beard or even experts who want to make the process simpler, I highly recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    14. A grit trap so you can use clean water only whenever washing your car. Just place this at the bottom of your bucket to let it catch dirt and voilà — no more dealing with grimy soap.


    Promising review: "This is a MUST-HAVE for anyone washing cars at home!!! It keeps the crud you just washed off your car with you soapy mitt/rag and keeps it under the insert — where it will sit until you dump out the bucket. So every time you put the mitt to the car, it's like the first time using it with fresh water. Overall I don't know how I lived with out this before this is almost as good as sliced bread!!!" —Jovonne Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A bag-organizing insert that'll make it actually possible to find your lipstick without dumping your entire purse out on the street. It has a whopping ~13 pockets~ to ensure clutter is a thing of the past — good LUCK getting lost, wallet.

    It has one large pocket, four small pockets, two zipper pockets, and six mesh pockets.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for! I'm a private duty nurse and I carry a large tote, but of course it comes with no real pockets for pens, phone charger, gloves, etc. The organizer keeps everything in place and within reach in my bag. Great product." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 23 colors).

    16. A fleece pet blanket, because this'll provide them with warmth and a feeling of security *without* them taking your own precious blanket. Now everyone is happy on the couch.

    Promising review: "I purchased this for my son’s four-month-old Catahoula pup as a security blanket. She pulls it around from her kennel to our feet when visiting and is currently also using it to protect the seats on car rides. It is thick and soft, but doesn’t seem to make her too hot. It’s been washed a dozen times and looks brand new. Her hair is short, but nothing has seemingly been imbedded in the fibers yet...I’m impressed with that!" —NE IntoMetal

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes small–jumbo and eight colors).

    17. A T-shirt dress for living in year 👏 long 👏 comfort, while still maintaining effortless style. Dress it up for work, wear it casually over the weekend — no matter what, you'll be living in soft bliss.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite piece of clothing that I have ever purchased from Amazon. The quality is absolutely outstanding! I am 5' 9" and it's plenty long enough. I ordered it in the red and gray and wear them all the time while teaching. I ordered them in the medium and they fit great." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.51+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors).

    18. A pan scraper so you can properly clean cast iron pans, burnt cookware, or tough residue without scratching the surface. So long, scrubbing for two hours just to lose your battle with stubborn lasagna.

    Promising review: "These are surprisingly handy. We use them on our cast iron and stainless steel pots and pans since we've stopped using non-stick cookware. They clean super easily and take up zero storage space, which is convenient. We've used them for other random tasks like cleaning gunk off the the counter from the kids' snacks or art projects. Definitely handy." —J&CBaxter

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $2.69.

    19. A moisture-wicking beanie with a ponytail opening that'll keep your noggin' comfortably warm while running without causing you to overheat (after all, you're already sweating enough). It's lightweight and breathable to control sweat, but warm enough to protect you from chilly mornings.


    Promising review: "This hat is an excellent buy! I've worn this hat for recent walks/runs on some cloudy/misty 30-40 degree days (20-30 degree wind chills), and it has kept my head warm without overheating like my wool cap does. I LOVE the ponytail feature which allows me to comfortably pull the cap all the way down over my ears without having my ponytail in the way. Highly recommend for moderately cold days (probably anything above 20 degrees)." —KurtzFam

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three styles).

    20. A mini contact lens case, because anyone who's ever lost a contact midday KNOWS why this should always be on-hand. It features a solution bottle, tweezers, lens holder, and mirror to keep you PREPARED. No more spending the afternoon with one eye closed.

    Promising review: "I love this product a lot. Super cute!! It’s very minimalistic and fits in my purse just fine. I have no worries about it opening in my bag because it snaps tightly, but isn’t hard to open at all. I would recommend this product to any contact-wearer!!" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $4.38 (available in four colors).

    21. A V-neck or crew-neck T-shirt for having a reliable basic on heavy rotation, 365 days a year. AND they're cheap enough to stock up on, so you can enjoy soft tees 'til kingdom come.


    Promising review (for the V-neck top): "I'm always hunting for tees in the spring, but not willing to spend major bucks. These fit the bill — they fit the budget AND they are great. They're soft, comfortable, good weight and drape — they don't cling to the mid-section, but they aren't billowy or tunic-y, either. The white one is not see-through. That is everything on my list. I'll be getting more." —Marley

    Get them from Amazon: the V-neck top (left) for $4.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and nine colors) and the crew-neck top (right) for $4.98+ (available in sizes 1X–7X and three colors).

    See what won best women's T-shirts on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. An inflatable neck travel pillow so you can always prioritize comfort when flying, even if you don't have room in your carry-on. This comes in a tiny carrying case so you can keep it in small luggage with lots of room to spare.


    Promising review: "I had a trip of 19 days in different countries of Southeast Asia. I took five flights with different airlines. For that reason I was traveling light and I didn't want to waste valuable space. This pillow was one of the best purchases that I made! I saw how my nine trip partners struggled carrying their travel pillow, hanging it in their backpacks or in their carry-on luggages. I didn’t had any problem trying to find a place to stored my pillow since it’s so easy and convenient to carry when not inflated; it folds into its bag so easily. When seated in the plane I just grabbed my pillow from my hand baggage, inflated it and it was ready for each trip. It is soft and comfy." —Giselle Gonzales

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

    See what won best travel pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    23. A pack of quirky, animal-printed socks that'll add some character to all your outfits, while also keeping your piggies comfy and warm.


    Promising review: "I recently went on an Amazon sock binge where I purchased 100$+ of socks. These are by far the best ones I've gotten. They are soft, fit perfectly, and hold their shape after many washes. They were also the most well-priced out of all the others I've purchased. I've worn these ones the most." —C.A.

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in seven style combinations).

    24. A suction cup toilet paper holder, because this'll allow you to keep your TP on the wall without risking your security deposit — all while saving valuable space if you're in a small apartment!

    Promising review: "I moved into a fancy apartment with all of the fancy amenities, but no toilet roll holder...odd, I know. It also has marble all over the bathroom, so I can't drill any holes or use a regular suction cup holder (it doesn't stay up once the weight of the TP is on it). I got this one and the suction is great! I can put a roll of TP on the holder without it slipping down the wall. I recommend this if you need it. It does the trick." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A pearl sunglasses chain for a) making sure you don't lose $$$ sunnies and b) keeping them conveniently on-hand so you don't have to dig around your bag every time the sun comes out.

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    Promising review: "Love, love, love this eyeglass chain. Beautiful and very functional. Goes with everything!!!" —Laurel M. Flythe

    Get it from Amazon for $7.91+ (available in 15 styles).

    Check out why a BuzzFeed editor (above) calls this her ~grandma-chic~ hack in "Just 10 Things To Try In November".

    26. A scalp massager so you can soothe yourself in the office whenever you get yet another email asking an impossible task. Its smooth, acrylic beads cause a ~tingling~ feeling for your scalp that people find extremely calming — even in their cubicle.


    Promising review: "I use this tool every time I am stressed or I have a headache/migraine. It seems to make my headache/migraine go away or release some of the tension. I really recommend this tool." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.45 (available in four colors).

    27. A cotton towel with an adjustable closure that'll keep your hands free as you undoubtedly spend the next three hours in your towel post-shower. Now you can roam your home in freedom.


    Promising review: "This is a nice velcro towel. It stays on sturdy and is very roomy. The elastic band is great making this towel good for all sizes. The material is soft and absorbs water. I love putting this on after a shower and use it at the pool and beach. It is a quick coverup that looks nice." —Jan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 15 colors).

    28. A five-in-one aerator to not only improve the taste of even cheap vino right out of the bottle, but reseal it when you're done. This lil' bb can neatly pour, aerate, filter, stopper, and prevent leaks all by itself. Heck, it surely deserves a toast.

    Promising review: "I wouldn't consider myself a wine connoisseur by any means, but I typically have a bottle or so float through my house each week. This wine corker takes the hassle out of pulling the original cork out, is easy to clean, makes the wine taste better, and hello it's five bucks! It would make a GREAT cheap gift for a wine drinker. At the moment, I only have the one, but I'm planning to grab a few more to keep on-hand." —jason lebeda

    Get it from Amazon for $5.64.

    29. A set of face mask brushes, because these'll upgrade your beauty routine with tools that'll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on your skin and prevent you from wasting product *and* from using your fingers. Why, you ask? Fingers = acne-causing bacteria. Silicone = germ-free, no breakouts.

    Plus, their silicone bristles are easier to clean than traditional brushes and distribute product more evenly!

    Promising review: "I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don't want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly." —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    30. A foot file for wishing dry, calloused, and cracked heels adieu after just one good session (good luck to your bathroom floor). Welcome to a world where your feet are always soft, not painfully dry.

    Promising review: "All I can say is holy you know what goes here.

    Quite possibly the best product I have ever purchased on Amazon — and this is coming from somebody who makes multiple Amazon purchases per week. This thing will legitimately shave you a new foot. I am so sandal ready it isn't even funny. Buy it. Use it. Love it. Don’t regret it." —AZsunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    31. A faucet filter so you can inexpensively improve your water pressure, purify tap water, and save energy — all without any hefty remodeling charges.


    It has three modes: regular pulse, shower pulse, and steady shower.

    Promising review: "Update an old sink faucet by simply unscrewing the bottom fitting and screwing in this new one. Modern looking and a cinch for even this mechanically challenged senior to install. You save water, because the rotating nozzle aims water exactly where you need it. Water pressure seems to be better and dishes get cleaned faster, because the water goes where you want it." —BethPhx

    Get it from Amazon for $8.63.

    You to all your problems now that you know how to make ~responsible purchases~:

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