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    35 Things I Quite Frankly Think You Should Buy (Whether You Like It Or Not)

    Things that are so helpful, you're just plain irresponsible for not getting them.

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    1. 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.

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    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).

    2. A duo of Rubbermaid produce-saving containers to drastically extend the life of your groceries (particularly helpful if you're shopping for one). Your veggies can last up to TWO WEEKS in these bbs, which'll help cut down on how much you need to buy each week. You like saving $$$, don't you?!

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    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $18.93.

    To learn more, check out "These Miracle Plastic Containers Keep Berries Day-One Fresh For Almost 2 Weeks".

    3. A cutlery organizing tray so you can finally become a bonafide adult and find your forks without digging. You can still essentially toss 'em into the drawer (this design definitely allows careless placing), but now they'll all stay together. It's this or eternal clutter.

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    Promising review: "Seriously, this is the best invention ever. My poor utensil drawer was stuffed to the seams and this little guy totally solved the problem. We use flat IKEA utensils and can fit 12 of each piece. I can't explain how happy I am to have so much room in that drawer now. And for less than $10!" —Brittany H.

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

    4. A wrinkle-release spray for making a very simple choice: this easy-to-use spray, or wearing messy-looking clothing. Obviously, dry-cleaning is not even on the table — unless money is indeed suddenly growing on trees.

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    Promising review: "This year I have been attending medical school interviews all over the country. I have ONE suit that I do not have the money to continuously dry clean between interviews. I bought these to keep with me when traveling so my suit remains pressed and fresh. I typically spray it and do not hot iron it (as it's time consuming and I have other things to worry about on interview day, like answer prep and transportation). Really does what it says, is great at keeping clothes crisp and nice-smelling, especially if you have a garment that wrinkles easily and you don't feel like ironing before each wear." —Taylor

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.94.

    5. An adhesive LED strip, because this'll reduce your TV's glare so the screen creates sharper images and increases color contrast — aka you should really try this to improve your viewing experience before splurging on a new flatscreen.

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    It also helps your vision adjust between a bright screen and dark room to reduce eye strain!

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I thought it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! " —Rgd18

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

    6. A monthly bill planner that'll help you finally do what all adults must learn eventually: budget. This'll break everything down (including a debt payment log, daily and weekly expense tracker, and budget worksheet) to make finances feel more maneagble. Phew.

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    Plus it's dateless, so you can start whenever!

    Promising review: "I really like this planner. I've been saying I’m going to get my life together and get out of debt. So in order to do that, I need to keep track of my budget. When I saw this I said let me just see it’s less then $10 so I’m sure it’s not gonna work for me!!! Boy was I surprised. It’s super big; it has enough space for me to write. The lines are separated very well. It has my budget for the month, then a page for weekly activity. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s thick not thin like a $1 store book it’s sturdy. Folks let me tell you. Order this and save yourself some money and enjoy this. I can’t wait to order more." —Nia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    7. A wooden desktop organizer to get your workspace in ORDER, darn it! You cannot continue to ignore those piles of paper — this'll help you clean your desk and keep it that way.

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    It only weighs four pounds and is easy to put together, so bringing this to the office is a piece of cake.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave a review for anything, no matter how good or bad. But this was really a great buy so I felt compelled to write a review. I received it just yesterday. I easily put it together and immediately brought it to work to put it to use. Every single coworker that walked past my desk complimented just how cute and organized it looked. I was skeptical at first, thinking it looks better in the picture than it might be in reality, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The picture shows just how nice and tidy it made my things, and I definitely think this is worth getting." —R

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A FlexiSnake drain unclogger so you can discover standing in water while showering is actually very avoidable — especially since this takes less than a minute to use. AND it'll save you money in the long run when you don't need maintenance to unclog your sink.

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    Its hook and loop technology grabs drain hair and brings it all up in one motion!

    Promising review: "Holy cow! This thing is amazing! Gross, but amazing. My drain was immediately unclogged and flowing free within minutes." —A. Corbett

    Get it from Amazon for $4.86.

    Check out more incredible reviews in "Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging".

    9. A multifunctional opener for helping you get a ~grip~ and tackling just about everything that has a lid: jars, bottles, cans, nail polish, you name it. If you've ever tried the "hot water" trick, you know darn well that doesn't work and you need this.

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    Promising review: "This thing is really neat! I love kitchen gadgets and this is definitely a great add to my utensil drawer. It's multi functional so I don't have to have too much cluttering up the kitchen drawer. Plus, it is easy to use and really works well. Very happy with my purchase and if you like useful kitchen gadgets, you will too!" —Gypsy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    10. A cell phone grip, because this'll make sure you can text, scroll through Instagram, FaceTime, WHATEVER with just one hand — aka you can finally stop dropping your phone every time you try to multitask. If you skip this and crack your screen, please email me so I can say I told you so.

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    Promising review: "I can't tell you how many times I have dropped my phone before I got the LoveHandle!!! It was super easy to apply to my phone case. And that adhesive holds SO well. I'm not worried that it'll come loose or pop off my phone. I love that it has an elastic strap. It allows me to use just one finger in the loop or up to four. I've been using this for a couple months now and I can't imagine not having it. It hasn't stopped me from misplacing my phone but, I haven't dropped my phone once since I got it." —TAMMY L NORRBOM

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96 (available in 11 colors).

    11. 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 — which is mandatory after the age of 21.

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    Sorry, I don't make the rules! 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).

    12. An over-the-door rod to save you so much space if you're the proud owner of a teeny-tiny apartment with teenier-tinier closets. Those clothes that currently live on top of your laundry hamper would really appreciate this.

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    Or! You can use this to hang up wet clothes after doing laundry!

    Promising review: "My closet can be a mess and I use it to store things I use year-round. What I love about this product is that I'm able to organize what I wear for the week and just have it sit there on my door. It doesn't get in the way. Definitely would purchase it for anyone who needs a something more to organize their clothes but not another wardrobe." —Apple Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in two colors).

    13. A meal-planning pad so you finally get SERIOUS about grocery shopping and put an END to ordering takeout every night — what are we, Rockefellers? Spending $15 on fried rice that was delivered from next door?! Luckily, this will be placed right on your fridge so you can never avoid it.

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    Plus, we can rip the lists off so you can bring 'em with you to the store!

    Promising review: "This is perfect for what I needed. I think this will make meal planning, and grocery budgeting a lot easier. I like that the shopping list side is perforated, to easily take to the store without disturbing the meal plan side." —Jenny63

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in 14 styles).

    14. A pan scraper for properly cleaning cast iron pans, burnt cookware, or tough residue without scratching the surface. It turns out you don't need to let your dishes "soak" for an entire week — but you already knew that, didn't you. Please stop.

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    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.

    15. A four-way cleaning brush to make worn-out shoes look brand-new again, instead of buying new boots every flipping fall. You said these were THE ONE last year — it's time to put an end to limitless shopping (sad, I know). But now you'll be excited to wear them again!

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    It has four sides: one to clean heavier scuff marks and stains, one to gently clean fine suede and light scuff marks, one to clean rounded corners, and one to clean hard-to-reach crevices and grooves.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A cold brew maker, because this'll help you nix overspending on our precious iced coffee every morning (you better BELIEVEEE all year). It tastes the same, has the same amount of caffeine (priorities), and gives you spending money...you officially have zero excuses left for why you'd still buy Starbs. Sorry!

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    Ok, maybe just one red cup.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever functioned without this. It's my first cold coffee brewer. I'm usually a daily drive thru cold coffee drinker. I haven't purchased a coffee for two weeks since having this! I found it super easy to brew. I haven't had a single coffee ground get through the filter, and I used fine ground coffee that I found on clearance just to try it. I usually just add milk and a flavored liquid creamer. I also made a simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar, and added in good vanilla extract when I removed it from the heat) and use that with a little milk sometimes. I haven't made a single glass of iced coffee that I couldn't drink. So simple! Don't hesitate to try it!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three sizes).

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full review (who says it really helped her cut her Starbs expenses) in "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker". And! See what won best cold brew makers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A magnetic key holder that'll never let you lose the most important thing of the day again. As some of us know all too well, calling the locksmith is EXPENSIVE. Not to mention, unless we have this we're just going to lose our keys all over again within the week.

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    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." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

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

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    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 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 pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.99.

    19. A silicone sink strainer to catch straps before they fall down the drain if you don't have a garbage disposal. Unless you enjoy digging for soggy eggs? I didn't think so.

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    Plus, it's super easy to wipe clean and is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "After trying multiple sink strainers, I'm thrilled to report that the OXO strainer is the clear winner. I was sick and tired of the strainer that would move itself into the sink stopper position, and make grungy water backup while I was rinsing stuff, making me have to put my hands in there to try to let the water flow down the drain. Frustrating. This strainer is simply a strainer. It grabs big pieces of whatever you're putting in the sink, and it's easy to pick the strainer up and bang it against the garbage can to discharge the trapped stuff into the trash. I've had zero problems with food getting stuck to the strainer — even melted cheese falls right off. Magic!" —housewench

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    20. A set of Avarelle rounded or extra-large patches so you can STOP picking at pimples whenever they show up. Sure, it's satisfying to pop zits, but you're only spreading the bacteria and causing MORE breakouts. Leave the days of squeezing behind and use these — your face will thank you for the lack of scarring.

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    Plus they're totally clear so reviewers wear them to work (aka you won't be able to pick during the day)! Their tea tree formula gently *absorbs* the pimple so it won't scar.

    Promising review: "I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am addicted. 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".

    21. A blind spot mirror for making your parents proud and finally learning how to parallel park. Actually, you're fully depending on this, but it's better than still not knowing what the heck you're doing!

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    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97 (available in three shapes).

    22. A wood polisher to get rid of any wear-and-tear your table or wardrobe may be starting to show after years of use. If you don't want to spend your entire paycheck on new furniture, consider this your savior — it'll get rid of scratches, water marks, you name it!

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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".

    23. A drawer divider set, because this'll help you separate all your essentials and keep them in their rightful place. Why, you ask? How many times have you run late because you can't find any bleeping socks? You have your answer.

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    This set includes four bins: a six-cell (for scarves and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear, briefs, and ties), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

    Promising review: "I never thought I could fix the mess that was my underwear drawer until I bought this organizer. It's perfect! Now everything looks neat and in place. I am very satisfied with my purchase and the price, I highly recommend it!" —Marjorie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    24. A pair of blue light–glasses that'll put an end to stressful midday crashes caused by glaring screens. They minimize ~digital eye strain~ and create a gentle, yellow tint to ease eye fatigue. Translation: if you want to watch TV or read emails without constant headaches, you could really use these.

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    Promising review: "I bought one pair awhile ago, because I used to get severe migraines (usually at work) that I chalked up to stress. My eye doctor recently told me that I may have a sensitivity to blue light since I work in an office with fluorescent lighting, and I'm in front of a computer all day. I decided to buy these glasses, and I'm glad I found these! I've since bought two more, two for work and one for home when I'm playing PC games or binge-watching Netflix. I've cut my migraines down from two-three times a month to only one in the past three months! I'm so excited." —Kayla

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in seven colors).

    See a BuzzFeed editor's review on v similar blue light-blocking glasses in "8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December" (#1).

    25. An envelope budget system to 👏 control 👏 that 👏 spending by planning out how much cash you think you'll need that week — and then sticking to it! You'll be so much more aware of how much you're spending when it's in cold hard cash.

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    It even comes with a guide to help you get in the right ~frugal~ frame of mind! Plus, the enveloped come with logs so you can write down everything you spend that day, as well as your deposits. Overtime you should see some real improvement!

    Promising review: "Pure and simple, this product was the catalyst I needed to stop thinking about saving, and actually start saving for real. I've had these for a few months and it's nice to keep track of each 'deposit' on the ledger area of each envelope. It's been fun building up some savings. I also really like the durability of these things. I'm sure they will last years and years. If you're on the fence about this item, just buy it." —Mojoed

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. A bungee dog leash so your pup can pull to their heart's content without choking themselves (not good!!!). Please do both yourself and your dog a favor and call truce on your dramatic power struggles.

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    It also has a soft, padded handle to give you a comfortable grip!

    Promising review: "I’m leash training my dog now and this is a great tool. The encased bungees cord has more value than I realized when I purchased it. It prevents your ahold from getting jolted if the dog pulls suddenly, and it’s also a more gentle pull back on him than a leash that doesn’t have any give. I love the handle down by the clip for leash training; it’s way easier on my hand than wrapping the old webbing leash around it. We’ve had to wash it at least twice and it’s held up great." —Jessica

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

    27. A stackable bento box for encouraging yourself to actually meal prep (and perhaps even get creative with your lunches). It's about time you learn that you're capable of saving money when you don't buy three meals a day. Making mom so proud!

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    Promising review: "I've been through quite a few different styles of bento boxes. This one though, hands down, is the best of the bunch. Each compartment has a vacuum-type seal holding the lids down, and doesn't to leak at all. After several months of use, the band seems to be holding up just fine. Cleanup is easy and so far the plastic has not been 'stained' by any foods kept inside." —Nathan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in two colors).

    28. A multi-purpose cleaning solution, because this'll treat just about everything under the sun: rust, burnt pans, stained tubs, worn-down sinks, even Sharpie marks (!!!). Now you can get everything to look like new, instead of ignoring big stains for the rest of your life.

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    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off, but if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" —Dan Borden

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

    To learn more about this, check out "You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House".

    29. A colander spoon that'll strain water ~while~ you scoop, aka you won't need to transfer your pasta to the sink (more dishes, more problems). If you're a messy cook and take seven years to wash your dishes, meet your new mandatory sous chef.

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    It's nonstick, dishwasher-safe (!!!), and heat-resistant up to 392°F.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! It is quite sturdy and has no issues holding lots of ravioli, tortellini, or any other shaped pasta. It is also great for grabbing veggies out when I blanch them in water, or chicken breasts I have poached. I was injured in an automobile accident and my hands are not in great condition. It has — almost totally — made lifting heavy pots full of liquid, unnecessary. Cooking is therapy for me; and, to find any tools which make it easier for me, is fantastic! I highly recommend this scoop to anyone needing a little help in the kitchen, or who just wants to not have to pull out strainers all of the time." —Kayce Cawthon McCarty

    Get it from Amazon for $5.79 (available in four colors).

    30. A bitter-tasting varnish to finally put an end to your nail biting. I know adulting is super stressful, but enough is ENOUGH. Basically, its taste is *super* sharp and strong so your brain is trained to say "I DON'T WANT THIS AT ALL" every time you go to munch.

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    Don't worry, it's bitter but it's harmless! Totally edible, just unpleasant. It also lasts longer than most drugstore habit-breaking polishes (it dries clear) — and works to stop kids from sucking their thumbs!

    Promising review: "During stressful times, I bite off all my nails. Once they're bitten off, it's hard for me to quit biting them so I thought I'd try this product. Well, it's been a week and I'm not biting them anymore. The taste if you do is just bitter enough to make you stop. And my nails already look better after a week. I highly recommend this product." —Cheryl Douglas

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    To learn more about why people swear by this, check out "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails".

    31. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers so you can continue to wear your favorite sneakers without attacking everyone's noses (including your own) with their o-d-o-r. They absorb moisture and odor so you can wear your Adidas for the 100th day in a row without worry — everyone will thank you.

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    Reviewers also use these to store old shoes in their closet without having to worry about trapping odors!

    Promising review: "These purifying bags are amazing. I've been a soccer player my whole life, and I have always struggled with finding a solution to my smelly soccer cleats. I tried manually washing them, leaving them outside, spraying them...nothing seemed to get rid of the smell. Gone are the days of sticking my cleats in an enclosed bag, throwing them in the back corner of my closet, and hoping nobody notices the smell (including myself). These purifying bags have been the perfect solution. I simply leave a bag in each cleat, wait a couple of days, and the smell is nearly completely gone! I no longer worry about the cleats, my closet, or even the bags I would place them in smelling." —JG

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    32. A pack of Glisten garbage disposer cleaner for clearing out all the food scraps you keep shoving down the drain instead of just picking it all up and throwing it in the trash. Tiring, I know. But smelly.

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    You just pop the packet down the drain! Can't get any easier.

    Promising review: "Holy cow I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, in my naïve thinking, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. Little did I know that there was an actual cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a Buzzfeed article. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILÀ! You have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Let me say that anytime I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of those packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Worth every penny!" —VadersGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $5.13.

    33. An electric water flosser, because this'll help you thoroughly clean your gums and treat dental plaque in a super efficient manner. Sure, flossing is a pain in the butt. But it MUST be done if you don't want to keep bleeding all over your dentist — so use this to be as fast and productive as possible.

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    This is especially helpful if you have braces! It's cordless and leak-proof so you can even use it in the shower! It has three modes (normal, gentle, and pulse) and a 360° rotatable nozzle to reach every nook and cranny in your mouth.

    Promising review: "Excellent value and top quality. This item is compact for traveling. The water tank holds nice amount of water. The item holds a charge for about a month, great for trips. The item includes a handy carrying bag to keep everything together in my suitcase. I look forward to using it as it not only cleans between teeth better than a tooth pick, but also cleans the gums. My dentist can see significant improvements in my gums and a reduction in cavities. I highly recommend this item to anyone seeking a water pick." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three colors).

    Or! If you're ~very~ serious about improving your gums' health, get the splurge-worthy Waterpik water flosser from Amazon for $69.99. Over 12,000 five-star reviewers already say it's worth every penny!

    34. A shower curtain with nine mesh pockets that'll keep everything from your loofah to shampoo off the floor — especially useful if you currently have a very cluttered standing shower. Do you want to spend your life accidentally kicking your body wash over? I didn't think so.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your stuff, this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four or five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside, but I personally use it as a shower curtain!" —DAtkins

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    35. A set of Affresh dishwasher cleaning tablets to instantly dissolve food residue that's been hanging out for awhile now (not great). This may be why our parents told us to ~rinse~ dishes first...well now our kitchen is back to sanitary.

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    Promising review: "This works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build-up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build-up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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