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

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    1. A set of mini squishies, because these'll be here for you to help relieve some s-t-r-e-s-s whenever you feel like you can't read one. more. email. They believe in you!


    Promising review: "They came earlier than expected and I also got an extra one, great for stress relief or just a fun toy to play with." —Rebecca Yahar-Gershman

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $8.49.

    2. A garbage disposal brush that'll save you from sticking your hand down the *eep* land of soggy leftovers by eliminating food waste itself (and getting rid of your disposal's odor).

    Promising review: "This product can be a major kitchen product if you have issues with odors in your garbage disposal. We eat a lot of cereals for breakfast and almost all are loaded with preservatives, which are like glue when they get wet. For two years, we could not get rid of a foul odor for more than a day or two. I purchased this as a last resort, but only expecting it to help a little. The first time I used it, I was amazed at how much gunk was brushed away and odor was reduced. " —C. D. Cornett

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    3. A resistance band workout poster so you can create an at-home routine that leaves you feeling pretty darn accomplished — and ready to kiss your gym membership goodbye.


    Promising review: "This poster is an essential partner to your set of resistance bands. It is laminated and can be oriented either in portrait for a door or landscape as needed, because the same info is on both sides. The exercises are clearly illustrated and categorized by muscle groups." —Andrea K. Neault

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. And! A single resistance band with cushioned foam handles for mastering all the above exercises while feeling totally in control.


    It measures four feet!

    Promising review: "This is great price for such a diverse piece of equipment. If I can’t get to the gym I can simulate almost any exercise with this heavy-duty resistance band." —SeanO

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in weights 5lb–50lb).

    5. A slim iPhone case to protect your phone (a shattered screen is a shattered heart) while still preventing it from feeling bulky. Everyone who doesn't use a case because they like their phones to stay super thin — you just found your solution.


    This fits iPhones 7/8. Its material also gives you a better grip!

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful case. It's very minimalistic in order to keep the iPhone as close to its original form as possible. If you're looking for something that's ergonomic and sleek that protects against scratches and keeps the phone thin, then I would definitely recommend picking this up!" —LarrytheLobster

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

    6. A pop-up straw cap, because this'll put an end to spilling all over yourself every time you try to drink from your water bottle while multitasking.

    Promising review: "Awesome! I like the convenience and portability of a smaller water bottle, but not having a straw top takes away from that convenience (like if you're driving and want a quick sip of water, it's somewhat clumsy to have to unscrew the top and then try to drink whole keeping your eyes forward). This is a great solution." —Jeffrey L, in Maryland

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

    7. A metal mousepad that'll allow both faster and more accurate movement (particularly useful for gaming). Plus, it has a faux leather bottom to prevent slipping.

    Promising review: "It's quite different from the traditional mouse mat I had for years. Everything goes well with this metal mouse pad and it looks sleek and stylish. The mouse pad grips onto my desk very well; the faux leather undercover stabilized it to the desk. It doesn't move at all. I share the pad with my optical gaming mouse, as well as my Apple mouse for my Macbook and find that the pointer is accurate and smooth with both. I highly recommend." —Jojo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. 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.

    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.

    9. A pack of orchid plant food spikes for anyone brave enough to become an orchid parent. Forget about the alleged ice cube trick — these'll give them the needed nutrition to fully bloom (and you can leave half a spike in for two months!).


    Cut one spike in half at a time and replace every two months.

    Promising review: "My thumb is not green. Normally any orchids I buy never last that long, and the flowers start falling off right away. I did some research and found that orchids need plant food; I had no idea. I bought a new orchid and one of the branches had all the flowers falling off, except for one branch. So I bought this plant food and inserted the spikes as directed. Since then, none of the other flowers have fallen off. Nearly two months later, and the remaining flowers are still in full bloom and beautiful!!! Just wish I used it sooner. Hopefully the other flowers that fell off before will start to bloom back." —Bstar

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $5.10.

    Or! Get a pack of 48 Miracle-Gro plant food spikes ($2.24 on Amazon) for every other kind of plant!

    10. A pair of velvet sweatpants to live the rest of your days in pure comfort, while still getting all the style credit you deserve. I suppose we can get to work on time now.

    Promising review: "These are the softest pants ever!! I am so happy I got them, and I am for sure ordering more! I love how they feel and the softness of the fabric is just so fabulous! Great product, well-made, fits well, and is definitely a keeper!" —pugmama

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in sizes S–3X and 11 colors, plus a velvet leggings style with and without a side stripe).

    11. An infographic guide to personal finance, because you and I both know the only budgeting we currently do is saying no to guac at Chipotle. You don't even do that, do you? Let's learn to be better together.


    It has a little bit of everything for learning how to be more ~responsible~ about finances. It breaks down budgeting to make it actually feel realistic, tells you when to pay with cash or card, strategizes how to deal with student loans, and even gives advice on what to do if your identity is stolen.

    Promising review: "This is wonderful. The infographic format makes this book for appealing to people who have very little interest in finance as a topic, but need to learn the basics of personal financial management." —Tayo Fakunle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    12. A set of floral file folders that'll help your organization skills *blossom* now that you don't spend half the day wondering where the HECK you left those papers.


    Promising review: "Wow! What can I say. So far every Bloom product I have purchased has arrived quickly and been packaged perfectly. They are all beautiful. It makes having to organize paper and be a functioning adult much more enjoyable. I love that for the most part I can find matching items." —megan spisak

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95 (available three styles).

    13. A set of LED stickers so you can nix irritating electronic lights that keep you up all night. Now you'll be able to enjoy actual darkness — *especially* helpful if the very thing keeping you awake is your alarm clock. Curse it.

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. OH MY GOD! This is a game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $6.49.

    14. A clever funnel for letting absolutely no 👏 product 👏 go to waste — you paid for every last drop! And! This makes transferring liquids super easy and mess-free, thanks to its clip-lock features.

    Promising review: "This little setup is great! I don’t splurge on a lot but I love my Philosophy body wash and Unite shampoo/conditioner. Needless to say, I try everything to get every little drop, but ended up frustrated having to store the bottles upside down only to have them fall off the ledge in the shower and scare the heck out of me or my family. I saw this and decided to give it a go. When I would give up previously and throw away a bottle with product inside my heart hurt, but with this gadget I get at least five to eight more showers from my body wash alone. It works on the large pump dispenser bottles, as well. It's easy to clean; just throw it on the top rack in the dishwasher." —doppelganger

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A set of llama pens to make taking notes in class feel more like a reward than the longest hour of your life. Dare I say, your attitude towards paying attention will *soften*.


    Promising review: "Great pens! I think they are fine tip which is great for me, they write perfectly." —Emma

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.99.

    16. An outlet cover, because this'll protect your curious little one (it's child-resistant so they can't take it off), but let you use cords as usual. Plus, it blends in with the wall as well as outlets alone, so guests will never notice how extensively you've baby-proofed your entire home.

    Promising review: "Living with a toddler isn't easy. A toddler is like a scientist with no fear and a similar, but different, language. The difference being: when you say 'no' that means, 'do exactly what you're about to do, with a smile.' I am so so so so so happy I found this!!!! I installed them today and they are a breeze to install. Our son can't get into it and he can't pull out the cord. The cover is simple enough to remove for adults without being annoying. That's huge for me, because we tend to move stuff around a lot. I just can't say how much this has improved my life. It's a major deterrent. I watched him approach it the first time and after two good pulls he gave up. He hasn't been back since." —Bexyrae

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94.

    17. A finger measurer that'll put an end to always guessing your ring size on the spot, just to realize your new jewelry doesn't fit. Great.


    Promising review: "This nifty little thing makes buying finger rings really easy. I have used mine several times to order both men's and women's rings, and every time it has been accurate. Of course, that also depends on the maker of the rings, but far as I can tell, this sizer was essential in helping." —rwlohmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    18. A pair of fashionable dog goggles so your fur child can stick their head out the window (or really do any outdoor activity) without irritating their eyes. I also hear this'll make them the coolest kid at the dog park.

    They're windproof, anti- UV and debris, and waterproof.

    Promising review: "My dog loves to hang his head out of the window when we go driving, but I'm always concerned about his eyes when he does this. Shih Tzus have notorious dry eyes and other eye problems, so I wanted to keep him protected. It took our dog a while to get used to wearing these, and he's still not a total fan, but they do the job!" —D. Joslyn

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three styles).

    19. A pack of spiral bobby pins for creating a *truly* effortless messy bun without needing approximately one million clips and several prayers before getting The Look.


    Reviewers say these hold their bun in place all day, and that they only need two or three!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE. I love that there are eight per pack versus the two in the competitor boxes. I make sure to keep these handy anywhere I go. My hair is extremely long, about 25 inches, and one of these holds my hair in place perfectly. I use two when I'm playing volleyball and I never have to retie my hair like I used to when using a hair tie. I definitely recommend these." —Victoria B.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in gold).

    20. A cute lunch bag to always pack a protein-packed meal (important!!!) so you can keep your energy up all day, instead of crashing after a measly granola bar from the vending machine.


    Promising review: "I needed something to use as a lunch box for work since my last one broke and came across this one which had the cutest design! I know that the picture had some sort of utensils case on it but was really not expecting the lunch bag to come with utensils! That thoroughly surprised me! The lunch bag itself is also really nice! It keeps my food warm or cool depending on what I initially put! It’s also got a decent amount of space!" —Maki Ventanilla

    Get it from Amazon for $8.24 (available in four styles).

    21. An S-shaped hook, because this'll keep your kitchen towel from constantly falling on the floor. Or! It can help you air-dry laundry while traveling, hold a towel for you at the gym, organize your shower, make strollers more hands-free, and really anything else you can think of., Amazon

    Promising review: "I hate my towel on the floor! Hanging them on the handle works until the towel slides off. This is the perfect solution! Quality material is flexible but sturdy. The two magnets are perfectly strong enough to grip the fabric. The hook at top is sturdy enough to hold the bulkiest towel and is a size that fits over my oven handle." —OfftoworkIgo...

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

    22. A cord organizer that'll keep your charger free from constant tangling. I do believe you just got hours of your life back.


    Promising review: "My sister-in-law is a busy mom with a bunch of kids and barely any time to get ready. So when I heard she was always misplacing her earbuds and that was eating into her gym time, I hopped onto Amazon and grabbed her the cutest earbud organizer I could find. She loves it, and it really helps because she can tuck it in her bag and even attach it to some of her workout bags." —TheOrdinaryHiker

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in 10 colors).

    23. A leopard-print top so you can pair this with just about any outfit (it acts like a neutral) without ever getting in a fashion rut.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! I can’t even bring myself to take this shirt off! It is so soft, comfortable, and lightweight plus fits so perfectly. Not too tight and not too loose." —Kennedi McCall

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

    24. A mini whiteboard you can double as a pen holder for writing important reminders right where you can't forget about them. It's hard to overlook memos when they're with your favorite pen.


    It comes with a dry erase marker and eraser.

    Promising review: "This is nice and a bit larger and roomier than expected — in a good way. It helps me focus on my most important tasks in my office. I love the rubberized blue caps." —this_is_qhm

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A vegetable brush so you can clean tough veggies like potatoes or carrots quickly and efficiently — the faster we can get cooking, the faster we can EAT.

    Promising review: "This brush is awesome!! I added some before-and-after photos (above) of a potato I was scrubbing, and you can see how well the dirt comes off! It's very sturdy and durable and the bristles are stiff, which is optimal for cleaning. It's easy to hold and does a great job. I definitely recommend!!" —McKinley

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    26. A pack of moldable glue for bonding your frayed phone or laptop charger so you don't have to waste money on a new one. Think of all the burritos you could have had, instead of constantly buying new chargers. Never again.

    Promising review: "This is really amazing stuff. I took two phone charging cords that were splitting — within another week they would’ve been in the trash — and completely salvaged them. Not pretty, but impressive. The product stayed put, maintain flexibility, and yet the cords are still working fine. Really amazing! Worth every penny. Product dried smooth, soft, not sticky or tacky, really ideal." —seashore6

    Get pack of three from Amazon for $9.49.

    27. A magnetic stud finder to know exactly where you can hang up shelving, pictures, or even a pull-up bar without having to pay for someone to help.,

    Promising review: "This is easily one of the best gadgets I've purchased. It's dummy-proof. I picked mine up to mount a pull-up bar and gymnastics rings I bought on Amazon Prime Day. I expected it to take at least a few swipes across the wall before the stud finder magnets connected with stud nails, but I got lucky and landed on some immediately. On my walls, it was very easy to tell when I was over a nail. Thanks to this thing, I have a solid, new, exercise setup that I'm enjoying a lot. I don't have a regular need for a stud finder, so the fact that this one is so inexpensive and effective is perfect. I will absolutely buy another if it gets lost." —Solumadur

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47.

    28. A scrap collector you can attach right to the edge of your sink or counter, because this'll make cleaning up after yourself totally thoughtless. Is that what people mean by ~responsible~ habits?

    Promising review: "I sometimes get suckered into kitchen gadgets that I never use, but this thing is awesome! It keeps the counter clean; you can either scoop the parts you want to put in the trash into this, or you can put the parts you want to use in here to make them easier to dump into the pan. It makes it so much easier than trying to scrape chopped veggies off the cutting board into the pan and spilling them all over. Love this thing!" —*BeckyC*

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92.

    29. A pack of cable clips that'll keep your car nice and organized, even when you're charging your phone, using the AUX cord, and who knows what else.

    These also work to keep your desk or wherever else organized!

    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

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97

    30. A set of rustproof shower curtain rings so you can open and close your shower curtain without snagging or friction — these are about to become your favorite thing in your bathroom, even if they're the least noticeable to everyone else.


    Promising review: "Gone are the days of two rods when you buy these genius little 'hooks.' The bearings glide easily across the rod with no snagging. Set-up is easy and removing the liner and outer curtain is a snap when it's time to throw them in the wash. These are the only shower curtain rings I will ever buy — I want to hug the inventor!" —D. Dickinson

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three finishes).

    31. A kitchen conversion chart magnet for finally making sense of recipes. It's ok to admit you have no idea what 480 ml looks like — I'm only just learning this minute that means two cups.

    Promising review: "If you are like me, the digital age has hit you hard. You end up having to use your smartphone to look up nearly everything. But one thing that always twists my whiskers, is getting flour and sticky stuff all over my phone whilst trying to cook in the kitchen. I then have to worry about damaging my phone, and also cleaning it after cooking or during cooking to renew visibility. That's where this handy little hands free item comes in handy. It's very convenient and easy to read, and has a bunch of different conversions for everyday cooking needs. It also looks nice but isn't too noticeable, and doesn't take away from the overall look of my kitchen. Love it!" —Teddy Bear

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. A drain cover to get your bubble bath right up to the tippy-top. Sorry pruny fingers, we live here now.


    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know...THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone! Be careful if you have a refinished tub, as I do...remove those suctions SUPER gently and don't let them stick on too hard. Technically you're not supposed to use suctions with a refinished tub." —Anonymous

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

    33. A wedge doorstop with a built-in security alarm, because this'll help you feel extra safe in your apartment without having to spend a small fortune.


    Promising review: "These are fantastic and VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn't open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends. Easy to use as well. Keep in mind that if you set it off, you need to pick it up and turn off manually." —Xfiler

    Get it from Amazon for $9.16.

    34. A mountable cat toy that'll groom your cat *as* they play with it. I'm not sure who'll be happier with this — you now that your home isn't covered in fur, or your lil' feline.,

    Promising review: "My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! Very easy to put together and place on the wall." —T. Mangiaracina

    Get it from Amazon for $3.33.

    Me thinking about dogs in goggles for the rest of the day:

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