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    May 21, 2020

    30 Things Under $15 That’ll Basically Do Every Little Thing For You

    The only thing these won't do is wave a magic wand. But you'll think they did.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An eggshell peeler so making hard-boiled eggs doesn't involve picking off bits of eggshell little by little until you give up. This lil' guy does it all: crack, peel, and remove stubborn shell.

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    Promising review: "I bought this tool with some skepticism, having tried everything recommended from cooking methods to shaking the egg to get the peel to come off easily. I tried this tool on some leftover Easter eggs and was really amazed at how easy it was to use, and how well it worked. I immediately ordered three more to share with family members. It is not often that I am so excited about how well something works that I feel I need to share it. I love this nifty little gadget." —Julie K

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. A Yes To Tomatoes charcoal two-in-one cleanser stick that'll come in handy if you've always wanted a more *rewarding* skincare routine, but have always been too lazy to create one. This is your one-and-done answer. Breakouts: targeted. Excess oil: gone. Bed: in it.

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    It's formulated with both charcoal powder to fight acne and remove excess oil, and tomato extract to help leave skin naturally clear. Its stick formula quickly melts into a lather on wet skin for quick, deep cleansing.

    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin that tends to break out with certain products. I bought this to try on my body just to find out what the hype was with the sticks and ended up using it on my face, as well. This product is amazing! My skin doesn’t break out from it and it actually cleans deeper into my pores than I expected and it even made my pores look smaller! I have combination skin as well, and my face doesn’t get oily-looking by the end of the day." —Debs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.22 (available in two formulas).

    3. A bottle of Finish booster powder for making sure your dishwasher makes every single dish squeaky clean, even if you don't rinse your dishes before loading. Meaning you won't "soak" your plates until the end of time anymore whenever you have tough leftovers.

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    This is especially great for treating hard water stains!

    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $6.65.

    4. A pack of cable clips to free your desk, car, wherever from the current jumble your cables are in. Even if you're not organized by nature, this'll take care of all your random wires.

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    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" —Mike Tickle

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97

    5. An envelope moistener, because this'll do all the work if licking and sealing mail gives you the heebie jeebies. Who could blame you?!

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    Promising review: "My first trial of this product was for work when we had over 200 mailers to go out. I wasn't about to lick that many envelopes and we didn't have time for the good ol' wet sponge method. We ordered one of these and I didn't know what I was missing! I bought the four-pack to have one for myself and give the others away to some other people I know in office-work. There is just enough adhesive in the moistener so that it catches the edges of the envelopes where even the peel-n-stick kind don't reach, and this is a far more cost-effective method than using glue runners or even glue sticks." —Rose Anon

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.11.

    6. A pair of pet hair-removal gloves so a fur-free living space is actually possible, no matter how much your bb sheds. Now you can protect your home from furry takeovers with just a few swipes of your hand. This + a normal belly rub = an effortlessly clean space.

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    You'll get two for both of your hands.

    Promising review: "I’ve been seeing these online for a while now and I’ve been dying to try these for my long haired cat (who sheds SOOOO MUCH). Well I tried them immediately and my cat (Kiki) loves them as much as I do! It removes so much more hair than the wire grooming brush I normally use. The gloves are very easy to clean and as you can see in the picture, they pick up a lot of hair. This is a staple for summertime shedding season!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. A set of Miracle-Gro spikes that'll help you *look* like an incredibly successful plant parent, when really these are low-key doing all the work. They're small and discreet, but can feed your houseplants for up to ~two months~ with micronutrients so having thriving greenery doesn't involve trial and error.

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    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.99.

    8. A pack of screen repair tape for having a better solution than saying "now what?" for the next five years whenever you find a hole in your screened window. Just slap this on and move on with your life.

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    It includes a 2-by-80-inch roll you can easily cut with scissors! Plus it has three layers to make this baby strong as hell.

    Promising review: "This works so well on screen holes! The backing is very sticky and it stays in place well. I used it on a very small hole, and then also for a larger hole where I had to use two strips. They are both very secure. I'm glad we don't have to replace an entire screen just because of one hole!" —KS girl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray to treat your acne on-the-go and to tell redness and oily t-zones to take a hike. You just have to spritz. Not to mention it has a heavenly 🌹rose scent 🌹.

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    It'll also restore your skin's pH balance and fade redness. It's everything you want your toner to do, except now you can use it WHEREVER. Plus it's organic and suitable for sensitive skin!

    Promising review: "I have very acne-prone and sensitive skin that is pale with pink and red undertones. I break out very easily, and my skin is irritated even by the 'sensitive skin' brands and formulas. I have used EVERYTHING under the sun to aid with redness and sensitivity, and nothing has worked to calm flare-ups like this. I wake up and my skin is glowing and peachy pale, as opposed to red and blotchy. This rose water has not only improved my skin's redness and overall tone, but it has virtually eliminated any signs on acne. I use before I put on my redness moisturizer and before bed as a refresher. I also find myself spritzing at various times of the day, because the fragrance is so pleasant." —Kathy Pancake

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two sizes).

    See what we picked as best facial toners that we tried and tested in "The Best Face Toners Will Leave Your Skin Hydrated And Happy."

    10. A cutlery organizing tray, because this'll still let you essentially toss your forks into the drawer (this design definitely allows careless placing), but now they'll all magically stay organized.

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    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons, etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

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

    11. A dual dog leash so you can walk both your pups at the same time without having to juggle. It comes in various size combinations, so even if you have a tiny *and* big fur child, you'll be able to depend on this for drama-free walks.

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    Promising review: "This leash exceeded my expectations! I chose this one based on the reviews and I am so happy. We have a big dog and a little dog. I wanted to walk them together but was concerned the big one would hurt her if he saw a bunny he wanted to lunge towards. Well he tried a couple times, but the bungee leash is phenomenal. And the handle is so comfy with the underlying material that it doesn't hurt my hand." —C. Zahorchak

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in eight colors and styles).

    12. A set of Avarelle acne patches (also available in extra large) that'll heal breakouts FAST without causing scarring (or letting you pick). They're gentler than acne cream, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and basically ~cover~ the entire healing process for you. Pimples will no longer have a chance to leave their mark.

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    Reviewers say they blend in with their skin so they can wear them throughout the day!

    Promising review: "I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am in love. They are really thin and blend into my highly freckled face incredibly well...I have gone out in public twice with them on, because when I did my last second mirror check before I got out of the car, I didn’t notice I had them on! While they absolutely help clean out the skin underneath, the biggest thing it does for me is stops me from touching my face. When I'm stressed out, I will absentmindedly touch/run my hands along my face and jaw constantly. Now, when I notice I’m doing that, I run into the bathroom and put these on any spots I have. Since they are thin and stick really well, I am able to leave them alone and stop touching my face." —MelsBells

    Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.50 and a box of 8 extra-large patches for $8.50, both from Amazon.

    To learn more, check out "These Satisfying Acne Patches Deserve A National Holiday, Change My Mind."

    13. A lemon-scented, foaming disposal cleaner for unclogging gross banana peels quicker than it takes to flick the switch. This'll cut through tough buildup before it even knows what hit it.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this product as needed (about once a month — sometimes more often) for more than 12 years now. I actually give the use of this product partial credit for my disposer still going strong after all these years. We have replaced more than a few disposals over the 40 years we've been homeowners and this is the first one that has lasted so long." —PennyPincher

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.75.

    14. A box of coffee machine-cleaning powder to easily get your coffee pot back to super clear *and* put an end to bitter-tasting coffee that's usually caused by lime scale and oil residue buildup. Is scrubbing involved? Absolutely not. This'll do all the cleaning.

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    Promising review: "This worked great for our coffee maker. The picture on the left (above) is the first batch of water, including the packet of cleaner. The second was already much cleaner and the third and fourth batches of water were completely clear. Our coffee tastes much less bitter now." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.30.

    15. A wood-polishing conditioner, because this'll bring your worn-down kitchen table back to brand spanking new with little to no ~elbow grease~. It'll get rid of scratches, water marks, and whatever else has managed to leave its mark over the years in no time at all.

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    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.

    To learn more, check out "This Wood Polish's Before-And-After Photos Will Make You A Believer".

    16. A set of bedsheet holders so you can totally transform your sleep routine by holding your fitted sheets in 👏 place 👏, even if you toss and turn. And no you don't need to learn how to make hospital corners. Just let this handle everything.

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    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re-arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors and four pack sizes).

    17. An attachable wine aerator that'll drastically upgrade the taste of your cheap vino right out of the bottle thanks to its ability to infuse oxygen and release its ~aromas~. All this didn't do is buy the wine for you.

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    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    18. A dry shampoo *powder* for boasting fresh locks without actually washing it. This absorbs excess oil and adds extra volume so there's zero proof that your hair hasn't seen conditioner for days. Thank you, magic powder.

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    Promising review: "This makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out our picks for best dry shampoos that we tried and tested in "The Best Dry Shampoos Will Definitely Carry You In Between Washes."

    19. A set of wood-colored markers to make it *seem* like you have brand-new furniture, when really you're just easily covering up scratches and general wear-and-tear.

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    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 $8.49.

    20. A makeup-erasing towel, because this'll easily remove cosmetics and put an end to waking up with raccoon eyes. All you do is add some water and it takes off even a full face of heavy makeup, dirt, and oil in minutes. You can do this from your bed for all I care!

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    Promising review: "These makeup remover towels are amazing! I wasn't sure because all you do is wet the towel and wipe your makeup off. These are plush like, soft, and gentle on your face. They just feel so magical, because they remove all of your makeup with just water. These are perfect for me after working a 12-hour shift, instead of accidentally falling asleep in my makeup because I'm so tired. This takes so little time and does a great job." —Meggy

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

    Check out why a similar makeup-removing towel won our mid-price pick for best makeup remover in "The Best Makeup Removers That Leave Your Face Clean And Fresh".

    21. A large car cup holder so you can safely keep your Hydro Flask, thermos, or other bigger bottles on-hand while driving. The days of listening to your thermos roll around on the floor over your music are OVER, my friend.

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    Promising review: "The console cupholders in the Chevy Colorado are ridiculously small. Good for a 12 oz paper cup and that's it. There is a thick rubbery liner within the cupholder area, and this Smart Kup slides in and grips nicely. Also, it goes in deep enough to be stable. With a full 40 oz insulated Hydro Flask in it, the holder doesn't move or tip over or pop out of the cup holder hole during sharp turns. The cup also keeps the Hydro Flask from falling out of the cup, because it sits deep enough." —Bartimus Max

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two colors).

    22. A set of bra extenders that'll *also* serve as a handy, super discreet 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. Cue major sigh of relief.

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    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 crotch 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." —Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in six different inch spacings and four color combinations).

    23. A clothes folding board for getting laundry duty OVER WITH so much faster than usual. Your tops will be stored away and you'll be back to your show in no time.

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    It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters.

    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier." —S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers to keep your closet smelling nice and fresh, despite your old sneakers that have...seen better days. Good thing these'll do their work in secrecy, so your nose is never the wiser.

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    Promising review: "These are magical! I have a favorite pair of shoes that got soaked in the rain. I thought the stench after that meant complete ruin and was ready to throw them away when I found these. I placed them inside the pumps for a week. And that was that. The stench is completely gone!!! Unbelievable." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.45 (available in two colors).

    Read more about why someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team loves this in "Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers".

    25. An under-the-cabinet jar opener, because this'll prove not all heroes wear capes when not a single person can open the flipping pickle jar. Sing it with me: PUTTING IT UNDER WARM WATER DOESN'T WORK.

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    Promising review: "I am 75 and have arthritis in my hands. I couldn't budge jar lids with my hand-held opener because of the grip required in both hands. I just installed this and it works so effortlessly that I can't believe how easy it is. It requires no strength or twisting of one's hands. Best thing I ever bought online!" —JDC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98.

    26. A jewelry-cleaning stick so you can maintain impressively ✨sparkling✨ jewelry at all times — and make it easy to *keep* it that way. High jeweler bills? We don't know her.

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    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the dazzle stick from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a diamond dazzle stick of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    27. An address and password log book that'll come to the rescue when it's definitely your COMPUTER that forgets your password. And we can't prove we're not a robot. What was our mother's maiden name again?! That's is so stressful; let this do all the remembering.

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    I JUST WANT TO WATCH MY SHOWS. This has a whopping 144 pages, including tabbed alphabetical pages!

    Promising review: "I finally have all of my usernames, passwords, account numbers, service providers, etc. all in one place. No more sticky notes and little pieces of ripped paper or resetting my passwords all the time to only forget and reset them again. I searched for a couple weeks until I decided on this particular book. It seemed to offer the best layout and amount of information I could log and hasn't disappointed me yet. I love it! You can even store internet service info for easy reference." —Elizabeth R.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.33.

    28. A hair-finishing *stick* for wishing pesky flyaways adieu in the name of impressively sleek updos — all thanks to this incredibly easy-to-use design and non-greasy, natural plant-based formula. All it takes is the flick of your wrist.

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    Promising review: "I have super-fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! It's so easy to use and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A cat litter deodorizer to end your uphill battle of fighting your best friend's, ahem, aromas. This doesn't just mask odors — it neutralizes them at the source! And all you have to do is place it wherever you'd like. It'll take the rest from here.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing! I have three high-yield poop machines masquerading as cats, and it’s a never ending mission to make sure the house doesn’t smell like a liter box. I try really hard to ensure the house is clean and smells good without using harsh chemicals or aresol sprays. Within the first day of using this I noticed that the slight lingering ammonia/ poop smell wasn’t noticeable when walking into the house anymore. After a few days I realized that I couldn’t smell anything even as I was scooping the three liter boxes. There wasn’t a fake perfume smell covering up a smell, there literally wasn’t a smell at all! The product smells very fresh and clean in the container, but there’s no odor when applied into the litter." —Tori

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    30. A pack of flexible curling rods, because this'll style your hair into gorgeous ringlets while you catch up on your beauty sleep. Consider these to be your overnight hairstylist that don't need your help in the slightest.

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    AND you wear 'em to sleep so you're good to go come morning! *Dreams* do come true. They vary in size so you can pick which is best for your hair length!

    Promising review: "I can't believe I waited so long to buy these beauties. These curlers are incredibly easy to use and they give you gorgeous curls that last for days. I have tried every heatless curling method there is — sleep styler, braiding, boho headband wrapping, and every other tutorial on youtube — and this is the only one that ACTUALLY works." —DW

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

    To learn more, check out "Give Your Hair A Break From The Heat And Try These Amazing Curling Rods."

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