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    30 Things Under $10 That'll Never Stop Being Useful

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    1. A pack of water bottle–cleaning tablets that'll FINALLY reach 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 it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. A pack of makeup removing cloths so you can wipe even waterproof eyeliner and mascara away faster than you can dive into bed — not to mention this'll save you $$$ on disposal makeup wipes.

    Their plush microfiber gently lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup! Use it wet or with your fave liquid makeup remover.

    Promising review: "This product...I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of make up. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, my jaw literally dropped. This is hands-down my favorite makeup remover. The best part is that they are reusable so you don't have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $2.97.

    Btw, check out our top picks for makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    3. A pack of super-thick hair bands for successfully holding especially heavy, curly, and full hair. If you spend every day battling to keep your ponytail in place, prepare to be SHOOK.


    Promising review: "Life saver of a hair tie. My hair is a couple inches short of four feet long, and my wife said these are the only ones she would use on my hair. No matter how far they are stretched, they shrink right back down to size. I'm a roofer and even with the wear and tear of everyday work, they are very durable." —716icko

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.89+ (available in three color combinations).

    4. A Maybelline under-eye concealer, because this'll make treating dark circles so simple it won't even feel like an extra step. Look who's drinking water and sleeping! At least so it seems.

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    It's formulated with goji berry extracts and Haloxyl to hit the refresh button on tired eyes — who went out last night? Um, not us. Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why this is a must for her.

    Promising review: "This is the best under eye concealer ever. I am 67 years old and have tried them all. I wouldn't go out without applying this concealer. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $6.05 (available in 12 shades).

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

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    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 $5.62.

    6. A spackle kit so you can fill in any holes you've made in the walls (aka when you hung up all your artsy decor) quickly and easily, and most importantly get your security deposit back when you move.


    This kit contains spackle, primer, a putty knife, and sanding pad!

    Promising review: "I slipped in the shower the other day and grabbed my towel bar outside of it as to not die. Doing so, I ripped the bar off of the wall, including the screws and anchors, so I had four small but kind of nasty holes in my wall. I've never done any sort of drywall repair/spackling/etc, and I figure for under $10 with all I could need, this would do the job. I applied the spackle, smoothed it with the flat end of the tube, and allowed it to dry. I was able to sand it smooth and then paint over the spackle. It looks fine now. I give it a five for convenience." —John J. Connelly Jr.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    7. A can of fume-free oven cleaner for successfully wiping away tough baked-on spills (my worst nightmare: fallen lasagna) or messes that...have been there awhile. Either way, they don't stand a chance.

    Did I mention it's lemon-scented?

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! I had a lot of baked-on grease, and other cleaners weren't doing anything to remove it. I left this on overnight and the grease wiped off like sludge the next day! It was pretty gross wiping it off honestly lol." —S. Napoli

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    8. A pack of Cosrx pimple patches, because these bbs drain surprise zits overnight and reduce the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say pop. Not to mention they'll give you all the satisfaction of a popped pimple without the scarring.

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    Seriously, these hydrocolloid helpers summon bacteria and debris from deep under those zits so by the time you remove it, le zit is le gone. Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review for proof!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse." —Lindsay & Eddie

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $4.97.

    9. A set of cable protectors that'll give your frayed phone charger a second life when you simply slip this on. No more "if I lay my phone down justtttt right it should charge."


    They're made of super flexible silicone so they can fit over any cord!

    Promising review: "This is really such a simple item, but for me it’s made a big difference. We constantly had charger cords breaking right where they attach to plug in to the phone. We have had to replace so many cords because of this. I waited for a few months before reviewing this product just so that I could see if it worked first. So far it’s been awesome. My charging cord still looks/works perfectly with no problems. Such a handy little item." —nik

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combinations).

    10. A bottle of Squatty Potty toilet spray so you don't ever lose your nerve over going number two again. Repeat after me: I will spritz and then poo. FREELY.


    Yes, that's right, they're made from the same company that brought us the holy-grail Squatty Potty. Their formula is a blend of essential oils and real gold nanoparticles to trap odors above and beneath the toilet water and fully deodorize the room. Check out our full breakdown to see how many people trust this spray!

    Promising review: "I love this stuff. This is the third bottle that I own (not because I use them up like crazy, I just wanted to try all the different scents). It really works. If you forget to spray before you go, you can do it after, and I have found that it is just as effective at controlling the smells. These smell great. My personal favorite is the vanilla one. Now I'm not terrified to use the bathroom when I'm in a public place. Awesome!" —seredaaddams

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five scents).

    11. A roll of marble contact paper for transforming the same old pieces of furniture you've had forever into high-end pieces of decor. We are on a BUDGET.

    This is a 15.9"x6.5' roll! Did I mention it's fade- and water-proof?

    Promising review: "This wrap completely transformed my desk! My desk looks amazing and everyone who walks into my room notices. It's not a super thin vinyl, so if there are tiny imperfections/scratches where you want to place it, it will be covered! I've never used a vinyl wrap before so I was a little nervous, but surprisingly it was super easy to apply and I finished up in less than 10 minutes." —Shan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

    12. A pack of metal straws, because these'll help save the freaking turtles! But if you need more of a reason: They're reusable, keep drinks cool as you sip, AND fit into most tumblers (like Yeti and Ozark cups).

    There are four bent, four straight, and two cleaning brushes. And they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love drinking from stainless steel flasks and the straws keep the water nice and cold all the way up! The curved option straw is great for larger flasks so the straw doesn't fall into the flask. The scrub brushes are great." —Teresa

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A vegan charcoal toothpaste that'll give 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 $6.89.

    And! Don't forget to check out our top picks for best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    14. A duo of blind spot mirrors so no tight parking job is too intimidating. Just don't ask me to parallel park.

    Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2", adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles." —m.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    15. A magnetic key holder for never forgetting the most important thing of the day. Note: calling the locksmith is EXPENSIVE.

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    16. A cooktop cleaning kit, because this'll tackle stubborn stains and burnt-on residue before you even have time to bring out the elbow grease.

    Promising review: "This works amazingly! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years — I only wiped them down with random multi cleaners which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product — AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said it will leave your cooktop shiny and new — even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off: 98% better." —B. Swartwood

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    17. A couple of pufferfish dryer balls that'll make you go softer than your laundry will. May I suggest a group hug with you, these, and your snuggly sheets?


    Promising review: "I love these. I live in the desert and in the winter especially it gets super dry and static becomes unmanageable here. I don't much care for dryer sheets, because they stick to everything and my dog likes to destroy them so these balls are amazing. They have completely cut down the static in my clothes and sheets. Even microfiber sheets come out with zero static. I'm impressed. They have also improved drying time by quite a bit, as well. " —Siobhan

    Get them from Amazon for $8.

    18. A foldable plastic cutting board so you can bring chopped food directly to the pot before you have time drop it everywhere. At least, we hope!


    Promising review: "These are the most amazing cutting boards! It is so handy to be able to slice, dice, chop, and then fold it up and pour into a bowl. I love them and have them in three sizes!" —C. Whitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in six colors).

    19. An all-purpose cleaner for an easy way to quickly clean your whole place AND give your home a pleasant scent, like this French lavender formula. You'll feel more motivated to stay on top of cleaning so your house is always looking and smelling extra nice.


    Plus this spray is all-natural and can quickly clean away tough messes like grease!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff. It makes cleaning so easy. Seriously, I’ve broken so many nails trying to scrape dried pancake batter off my stove. I sprayed this and two minutes later, it wiped off like it was still liquid. I used it in my microwave which had months of exploded pizza rolls on it — didn’t matter. I’ve yet to find a better product." —Amaren

    Get it from Amazon for $2.97.

    20. A set of counter gap covers, because these'll catch all the crumbs that have spilt into crevices if you're a bit of a messy cook. But at least now someone will ~catch your fall~.

    These are heat-resistant up to 446°F so you don't have to worry about them melting while you cook. They're easy to wipe clean but you can also toss them into the dishwasher.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two lengths and three colors).

    21. A bottle of Neutrogena anti-residue shampoo that'll hit the reset button for dull, damaged hair. Just a weekly rinse with this will remove dulling residues (hello, styling products) and bring your mane back to its previous shiny state.


    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly and definitely gets rid of buildup. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner; let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —Nicky C.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

    22. A roll of eco-friendly, reusable bamboo towels so you can both nix overspending on regular paper towels and clean up messes a whole lot faster thanks to the absorbent material. AND these are good for the earth! Everybody wins.


    They're made from sustainable, organic bamboo — one roll replaces 60 paper towel rolls. Plus they're machine-washable and SUPER strong! They can be used ~120+ times~ before discarding.

    Promising review: "I frickin' love this. These are great for those times you need a paper towel but don't want to create all the waste to throw it out. They're definitely a lot thicker than a normal paper towel, but function just as well for being easy to crumple up or soak up liquid. I've found these especially helpful for tasks that used to waste a lot of paper towels because towels didn't work for it: like cleaning the litter box, cleaning the bathroom, placing in the microwave to catch spills, cleaning up pet messes, and so on. I've already run some of them through the wash probably five to seven times and they remain just as useful as before." —Caz

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A rust stain remover spray to get anything from old toilets to sinks back to shiny and new in just a swipe — no pricey renovations needed here.

    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands down. I just sprayed, walked away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get it from Amazon $5.48.

    24. An ice cube tray with a silicone lid for a) having cold water even if you don't have an ice-making machine and b) being able to store this any darn way that helps it fit if you have a small freezer.


    Promising review: "This is the best ice cube tray there is. I did a stupid amount of research and testing to find this. It works better than they describe it: you fill it with water, swipe your hand across to get out the excess, and the lid is sealed — very well. You can put it in your freezer sideways, carry it upside down, whatever. Afterwards, the ice is super easy to get out." —bcomstock15

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A pair of high-waisted patterned yoga leggings, because this'll create a pattern of combining comfort and style every darn day. Amazing.


    Some styles include stirrups to prevent the leggings from riding up!

    Promising review: "These are literally the comfiest leggings I own. I love the print on them and I love that they cover half of my foot. These will definitely keep my feet warm in the winter months. I want to buy these in every single color!" —Justin

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS-L and 28 styles).

    26. A wood polisher that'll get rid of any wear-and-tear your table or wardrobe may be starting to show. No trip to IKEA for a new table necessary — a session with this will get rid of scratches, water marks, you name it. Heck, do it while watching Netflix.

    Plus it feeds your wood protective carnauba wax and beeswax to give it some ~luster~ and extend its lifetime.

    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever. It was dry, dirty, and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive, showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel, just a fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    27. A bun-shaping hair accessory to take the ironic struggle out of creating messy buns. Basically this is a life-saver when you need to snap this on and GO.


    You'll get two: one light brown and one dark brown!

    Promising review: " I'm horrible when it comes to doing my hair so I can use all the help that I can get. These bun makers really make it so much easier and they really do hold your hair securely without a bunch of pins or styling products!" —M. Young

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    28. An over-the-door shoe organizer so you can easily put anything from shoes to really any household supplies in a proper place and off the floor. NO. CLUTTER. ALLOWED.

    Promising review: "Having no place to store my shoes was driving me nuts, and I was always tripping over shoes. I wasn’t sure if the pockets in the organizer would be large enough for my Crocs, but they fit perfectly when I put the shoes in heel first. I was able to get two pairs of sneakers in the last two sets of pockets, as well. The pockets seem to be well-made and I’m confident that this shoe organizer will last." —bcomstock15

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    29. A pair of reusable silicone ear plugs for finding a surprisingly simple solution to finally sleeping through the night...despite your roommate's tendency to blare the TV at 4 a.m. Isn't life beautiful on eight hours of sleep?, Amazon

    Plus, because these are reusable they'll save you money from buying the disposable kind! AND they're designed to be super comfortable in your ears and come with travel case and pouch.

    Promising review: "These are amazing — so comfortable and easy to insert. They completely seal off your ears. I got them for my son. He suffers from insomnia. He's overtired, and cranky. He complains if I try to have a phone conversation or watch TV quietly in another room with closed doors between us. Not today! I've been talking on the phone with him sleeping like a rock in the next room — no more complaints! Since it came with two pairs, I kept one for myself. I slept so soundly! Everyone is happy and well rested. I highly recommend them and I never want to be without them again." —Nikki A.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A Clorox ToiletWand, because this will remove tough stains and eliminate germs in the fastest amount of time. Aka it'll do all the *heavy lifting* for you (and its long handle will keep you at a lovely arm's length from your potty).

    It comes with a caddy and six disposable refill sponges!

    Promising review
    : "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session!" —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

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