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

    Dare I say, you'll feel like an adult for having these.

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    1. A 3D window film tile that'll create more privacy for your space (no one will be able to peek through your windows anymore) *and* cast gorgeous rainbows into your room. No pot of gold necessary.

    Each tile you buy is peel-and-stick, so it's super easy to use!

    Promising review: "Not only is this functional, it is SO pretty. It gives my bathroom a totally serene feel. It's easy to install — there IS a film on the back that must be removed. On a corner, use a piece of tape on the front and one on the back, and pull apart until the film comes off. Note: The film is clear; the rainbow effect comes from light being refracted by the film." —Stephanie Graham

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in seven sizes).

    To learn more about this, check out "Everyone Should Consider Getting This Window Film And Filling Their Home With Rainbows".

    2. An LED light-up pen, because this'll let you journal well past bedtime when your partner is trying to sleep — or when you wake up to a BRILLIANT idea at 2 a.m. and need to jot it down ASAP.


    Promising review: "I need to make notes in total darkness. This pen exceeds my exceptions. The photo does not really show how well the light source in the tip illuminates the writing surface without shadows. It came with extra ink refills and batteries. It is hefty and is comfortable to hold. One click brings the tip out without the light on. A double click retracts the tip and then brings it out with the on, one more click retracts the tip and turns the light off." —Oldmanadrift

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in red, blue, and white lights).

    3. 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.

    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 bungie 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 $9.99 (available in eight colors and styles).

    4. A lip balm pouch to attach to your keychain — aka your lifelong battle of losing your favorite lip balm before even using half of it is over.


    Promising review: "These are perfect to keep my lip balm in reach without fumbling around in my purse to find it. I bought everyone in the family one for Christmas and they loved them. I have them on every keyring now." —Aimakins

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (available in five color and pattern combinations).

    5. A heavy-duty ice scraper for getting frost off your car windows e-f-f-i-c-i-e-n-t-l-y so you don't have to start every morning freezing your butt off at the crack of dawn. It even has a padded handle so you don't get blisters from tackling ice.

    Promising review: "Living in central NC we don't often see a lot of ice or snow, but we do get frosty windshields during winter. I finally got a chance to use this scraper and it's the best I've ever used! First off...frost is no match for this scraper, which removes it with nice clean wide scrapes. Unlike some scrapers, this one removes ice and frost the entire width of the scraping blade and not just a little strip in the center. The claw side was excellent for breaking up a quarter inch of ice and sleet from the windshield, and the scraper efficiently removed the debris. The round padded handle is a surprisingly nice touch, especially when wearing gloves. I highly recommend this product." —Ø™

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. An insulated neoprene cup sleeve that'll let you drink iced coffee outside all 👏 year 👏 long 👏 without having to deal with cold, numb fingers. Plus! It'll keep your desk dry when it controls condensation *and* show you how much joe you have left.

    Reviewers say this fits both Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks cups perfectly!

    Promising review: "I use this every day! It works great. It keeps my beverage cold and my hands and desk dry. Best of all, there’s a window to see how much iced coffee I have left!" —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.75+ (available in sizes S–L and 12 colors).

    7. An electric, windproof lighter, because this'll a) be easier to use than traditional lighters thanks to its super simple switch and b) never run out of *juice*. Basically this'll (sadly) last far longer than your favorite candle — and when it goes out, you can just recharge it.


    Promising review: "This a wonderful candle, etc. lighter! I'm older and this lighter is much easier to use than a conventional, extended length lighter. It's well-made, too. I highly recommend this lighter!" —SHy Fox

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

    8. A jewelry-cleaning stick so you can bring your favorite ring back to ✨sparkling new✨, and actually *keep* it that way.

    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 $5.69.

    9. A wireless charging pad to put an end to dealing with old chargers that are (literally) at the end of their rope. Affordable, easy tech > frayed cables.

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    Its LED light indicates your phone's charging status *and* is case-friendly.

    Promising review: "I came to depend on wireless chargers from when I had an iPhone 8. Unfortunately, my charger was not compatible with my new phone (11 model). This one from Anker works just as well. The charging is quick and it works with my phone's leather case. I wasn't sure if I would get another wireless charger, but a couple of weeks plugging and unplugging quickly changed my mind. And for the relatively low price, this one is a great deal." —Anthony Sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    See why this is our lowest-priced winner for best wireless chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. A plaque-removing tool for helping your fur child deep-clean their teeth if things are getting...smelly. And yellow. And you don't have $700 lying around for frequent professional teeth-cleaning appointments.

    Just be careful when using this (and, of course, still try to bring your pup to the vet for a professional check-up)! Reviewers recommend only using this with dogs who cooperate when you brush their teeth, and to use this slowly on each tooth.

    Promising review: "My Aussie Koda was getting some serious tartar buildup and the vet was suggesting a cleaning. I wanted to avoid that since it involves being put under. There are risks involved with anesthesia and a tooth cleaning didn't seem worth it. So I decided to give this product a shot (just me and Koda, no additional help) and it does the job fantastically!!! Leaves the teeth near pristine. I will say, your dog has to really really trust you in order to use the scaler to remove tartar." —hace

    Get it from Amazon for $7.43.

    11. A five-in-one aerator that'll 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 $5.56.

    12. A pair of sheepskin shoe insoles, because these'll upgrade your slippers to a whole new level of plush — if you start running to the door, it's your feet hurrying you.

    Promising review: "Wonderful! They're warm, cozy, comfortable — everything I could want. Many of the insoles I have bought in the past had a layer of fleece stuck to a piece of plastic which felt fine for a little while, but soon the fleece wore away and I was walking on the plastic which was very uncomfortable. These are the real deal. The fleece is so thick I can't imagine it will ever wear down to the bottom. —Linda Williams

    Get them from Amazon for $9.89 (available in sizes 4–13).

    13. A massage ball so you can easily relieve back pain or tight muscles, or even just use this as a satisfying dose of self-care at your desk when you are plain stressed.

    Promising review: "Let me tell you, this is a great product for weightlifters experiencing shoulder impingement. I had an impingement of the left shoulders for a few months. I had an MRI and it revealed that, although the structure was intact, I had a little bit of fluid in the shoulder and bicep areas. My doctor recommended physical therapy. That same night, I bought this massage ball and started using immediately. The next day I my shoulder and bicep felt much better. I kept using it for a few more days, and I felt so great that I never went to physical therapy. This product really works!" —Rafael Soto Jr.

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

    14. A metallic phone ring to text, scroll through Insta, send Snaps, WHATEVER with zero fear of dropping your most prized possession. It'll almost be, dare I say, magical.

    Promising review: "These things stick on much stronger than any Popsocket I’ve ever had. They’re adorable, durable and a great way to stop dropping your phone!" —CarolinaRN

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six color combinations).

    15. A roll of marble peel-and-stick paper for finally getting that gorgeous accent table you always wanted — oh wait, it's your old nightstand! Cue sigh of relief that you didn't have to pay a small fortune to redecorate.

    Promising review: "I used this marble contact paper as part of a makeover on two Ikea dressers. I was hopeful yet skeptical, so I was thrilled at the quality and the results! It looks amazingly real! Everyone who sees it has thought that it's real — I only know this because I proudly announce, 'DUDEEEEEEE THIS IS CONTACT PAPER!' to anyone that sees them, whether they care to know or not. All in all, for the price, it's a seriously awesome product for small projects." —Blair T.

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

    16. A budget workbook that'll help you manage all your scary expenses, instead of avoiding the thought of them and accidentally forgetting about them entirely (a no-no). It helps break everything down (including an in-depth daily and weekly expense tracker) to make finances feel more maneagble. Phew.


    It comes with 48 pages (with space for up to two years), easy-to-use charts, manageable money tips, and prompts to set goals for yourself. Plus! Its monthly tables let you track and plan expenses by category so you can think both day-to-day *and* big picture.

    Promising review: "I have tried many different budget books and apps. This was exactly what I was looking for! The biggest benefit was that I could add my own categories for expenses. When budgeting I don't like to break things down into 20 different categories, I keep them very basic. I appreciate the fact that this allows me to do so. I also like that it is also broken down by days. I'm so relieved to have finally found exactly what I have been looking for." —Charlotte

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A sweatshirt dress with POCKETS, because this'll suddenly become your go-to. Between the unbeatable comfort and extra-roomy pockets you will absolutely wear this Monday-Friday. Which is more than fine.

    Promising review: "Welcome to comfort city. If you're looking for a form fitting, little black dress, this is not for you. If you're looking to wear what I believe clouds made into clothing would feel like.. well then you have arrived my friend. It's a nice sweatshirt material made for Goldie locks, not too thin and not too thick. It will look like you kind of tried for the day whilst feeling like you're wearing PJs. AND IT HAS POCKETS. POCKETS!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 36 colors).

    18. A pair of silicone ear hooks with ear covers so you can solve your everyday problem of your AirPods KILLING your ears — no longer! Now they'll stay in place *and* will actually feel comfortable — all while maintaining the same quality listening experience.


    Promising review: "I’ve had these for a couple months now and I’ve been pleasantly surprised! I got these because my AirPods would try their best to fall out of my ears when running and lifting weights. These little hooks are great! I keep them in my truck and put them on (easy) and take them off after I’m done, since they can’t charge with them on. I was worried about them tearing or breaking down quick but I wear them several times a week and so far so good!" —David

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven colors).

    19. An organizing cup holder to easily add space for your belongings if your car didn't come with much room at all. Crisis averted: now you don't need to dangerously balance your phone and thermos every morning on your way to work.


    Promising review: "I am very satisfied with the cup holders! My car strangely does not have any cup holders in them so these were a life-saver! They are the perfect size for all travel size mugs and perfect for drive-thru cups. I enjoy the two extra slots for storage, they are perfect for holding miscellaneous receipts and my large cell phone. The headphone slots are perfect for the charger cord and the cassette player aux cord. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a little extra storage in their vehicles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. An ultra-slim wallet you can attach to your key ring for drastically minimizing the chances you lose your credit card AGAIN. It has ~six~ card slots, a money pocket, and ID window — aka you'll have one heck of a hard time getting messy with this.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this thing. What I love most is that it has a little loop so I can hang it on my keychain or on a lanyard. It's well-made and the color I chose is so pretty. Great texture, and I really like the little thumb hole for easily sliding out my driver's license and debit card. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a minimalist wallet option!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. An in-drawer knife mat that'll make sure all those sharp edges are face *down* and out of harm's way. Even the most disorganized person can keep their knives safely stored now.


    Promising review: "I looked at multiple ways to store my knives and I went with this one, simply because it was one of the most compact, practical, and it included the non-slip feature. I absolutely love it. The nonslip future is fantastic, my knives stay in place, and it fits knives of all sizes from one of my large CUTCO knives to my tiny cheap knives. You won’t regret this purchase! I haven’t tried to clean it so I’m not sure how easy to clean it is, however I would probably just throw it in the dishwasher." —Eliza Hall

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

    22. A scalp care brush, because this'll scrub away dandruff and dullness by gently deep-cleaning, exfoliating, and stimulating blood flow to your scalp in order to make sure every strand of hair gets the ultimate level of restoring treatment.

    Promising review: "I’ve had a dry, flaking scalp for about a year now (pretty much started when I was pregnant and hadn’t gone away). I got this, and HOLY MOLY my flakes are gone! It’s made out of a silicone-type material and the little 'bristles' are flexible but still get the job done. I can literally brush my hair with shampoo in and it doesn’t get tangled. It’s amazing. Not only do I have zero flakes now, I feel like using this does a way better job at working the shampoo in and getting your hair and scalp really clean. I have super thick hair and no matter how much shampoo I use or how long I scrub my hair, I felt like the back, underneath part of my hair would sometimes stay dirty. This brush gets all that." —Meg R

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in two colors).

    23. A pair of heat-resistant gloves you can use in lieu of traditional oven mitts so you have more control and a stronger grip when dealing with hot pans.


    Promising review: "I needed to replace my decades-old oven mitts, which had accumulated burns and holes over the years. A friend recommended an oven glove at a store, but I balked at the expense; this pair is essentially identical, at a much better price. It's good to have the option of five fingers for grasping whatever hot thing you need to, such as the top knob of a glass baking bowl. Bottom line: These gloves are a good tool to have in the kitchen, and I would buy them again." —aenlic

    Get them from Amazon for $9.04.

    24. A pack of canker sore patches to help those painful suckers heal much faster than usual, not to mention provide relief for up to 12 hours. AND they stay on while you eat!

    My friend uses these and swears by them! She says they truly cut down the typical lifetime for her canker-sores (even those painful, result-of-a-cold situations), and always has them stocked in her bathroom now.

    Promising review: "Honestly this is one of the weirdest things I've ever done — but it worked. I put the patch on my canker sore (looks like a tiny pill) overnight and when I woke up the patch was all huge and felt like a sponge. IT WORKED! My canker sore was significantly smaller when I woke up and no longer rubbed up against my teeth. I did one more night with the canker patch and it was completely gone. This product works great for not just mouth sore, but tongue sores. Would highly recommend!" —LW

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.98.

    25. A stainless steel can strainer for draining smelly tuna cans without getting it all over your hands (appetizing, I know). It can also strain eggs to cleanly separate the yolk!


    Plus, it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This product is easy to use and easy to clean. I've used the plastic strainers before and they bend, crack and break. So when it came time to replace them, I spent a bit more and got a stainless steel strainer. This makes the chore of draining cans very easy and fast with no mess. Just put it in the dishwasher and it comes out clean and ready to use again. This strainer doesn't bend or crack, I expect it to last a very long time, maybe a lifetime. I'm pleased with it and recommend it to everybody." —Wisconsin Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. A self-adhesive seal strip that'll cheaply soundproof your room without any hefty investments. This'll prevent your roommate's show (with the volume at seemingly 1,000) from creeping into your space — who knew door cracks were the real culprit?

    You can pick between white and brown, depending on your door. Just cut it to the size you need and stick it on!

    Promising review: "I came across this blessing in disguise after being completely FED UP with noise from my siblings in my house when I'm trying to sleep for work the next day. My door wasn't thick enough to bounce off noise from behind it. I realized it's not actually really the door I have to worry about...IT'S AROUND THE DOOR. This is everything I needed. I was listening to my sibling take a phone call when the door was open then after I was done, I closed the door and POOF, noise no more! If you're looking at this because you need some soundproofing, this is definitely a must-have." —Bobby

    Get it from Amazon for $5.57+ (available in sizes 16ft–33ft and colors).

    27. A pair of reusable, waterproof shoe covers, because these won't let stormy weather rain on your parade — at least when it comes to your outfits.

    Promising review: "My yard floods nearly every time it rains because I live in a valley but it's not practical to wear rain boots all the time. These fit my needs perfectly. I can keep them in my purse and use them as I need them with the ability to wear any shoes I want. They fit just tight enough to create a waterproof seal without squeezing you and really work." —Zach Hughes

    Get them from Amazon for $8.79+ (available in sizes S–XL and six colors).

    28. An ice-making tray specifically designed for water bottles so you never have to even THINK about drinking lukewarm water again. Put it out of your memory.

    Plus it has a cover so you don't need to worry about spillage!

    Promising review: "These are great. There are little holes in the top of each one to let the excess water out so the cylinders form perfectly. They are small enough to fit into the disposable water bottle openings. I would like to find some that also produce cylinders like these, but are a bit wider for wider-mouth reusable bottles." —David

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.98.

    29. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers to bring your favorite sneakers that you love but sadly stink back to life. Basically, they absorb moisture and odor so you can wear your Adidas forEVER without worry.

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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 them from Amazon for $9.45.

    To learn more, check out "Stop Throwing Out Your Stinky Shoes And Get These Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers".

    30. A cute charger label for an adorable way to tell roomies with sticky fingers, "I know you keep borrowing my charger and now I'll be able to keep track." Deep breaths.


    Promising review: "My charging cable was starting to fall apart at the top. I could see the wires slowly peeking out through my nylon braided charing cable and it was charging my phone on and off. I decided to buy this product to mend the cable instead of buying a brand new one. To my surprise, my charging cable is still working with this. It saved me some money for now." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 21 styles).

    31. A set of bra strap clips that'll turn your favorite bra into a racerback so you can have comfort AND a neater-looking outfit. Plus! Reviewers use these to add extra support, thanks to the subtle lift.


    Promising review: "Who would have thought how a little piece could do so much?! These can, at first look, be confusing. But I promise, that they are easy to use and work with a variety of bras. Once on and in position, they help your breasts feel more supported. The first day they came in, I wore one all day. The next day, I put on a bra without it and immediately wondered why my bra didn't feel as supportive. I will be ordering more of these just in case I misplace one. They do seem very well-made, even as I twisted and turned it the first time while learning to use it." —Shanna R. Eisner

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.97 (available in three color combinations).

    32. A pack of colorful refrigerator magnets, because these'll not only give a home to all those pictures you never got around to framing, but can also serve as a way to hang up helpful reminders. Dentist appointment notice...welcome to the fridge.,

    Promising review: "I really love these multicolored class magnets. I gave half of them to my husband to use in his office, and he also really likes them. It's hard to get magnets that look good AND are powerful enough to hold stuff up. Very well-done in this case!" —E. Tomlinson

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A humane mouse trap so you can catch your new house guest while leaving everyone unscathed. Feel free to charge them rent.

    The trap door both keeps the mice safe, and protects your fingers from biting and scratching.

    Promising review: "We had been hearing what we presumed was a mouse in our kitchen for the past few weeks. I had been wishfully thinking it would one day disappear on its own, but now that the weather is getting colder and rainier we were hearing it more and more. There is no way that I could ever use a kill trap, or poison the poor little thing, so I asked for recommendations in a vegan Facebook group I belong to. They recommended this trap, with peanut butter as bait. We heard the mouse tonight while we were watching TV, so I put some PB in the trap, set it out, and sure enough about 30 minutes later we hear a quiet click of the door closing, followed by some squeaks. We drove our little friend to a field a few miles away, and away from other homes, and happily released him. Definitely recommend this product, for the happiness of both the people and mice in your home!" —Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    34. A pair of no-tie elastic shoelaces to make wearing your winter boots all season a lot less tedious — reviewers with arthritis also swear by these for making putting on shoes an easier task!

    Promising review: "All I can say is that these shoelaces have saved me about 25 minutes every morning with my three kids! Great quality, very nice colors, and super easy to use. Never worry again about having to tighten shoes in the middle of the street!" —ColorMeLife

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 12 colors).

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