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    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.

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    1. 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.

    Model using the charcoal stick

    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 $8.32 (available in two formulas).

    2. A bottle of John Frieda lightening spray to gradually brighten and maintain blonde hair. It'll lighten your hair up to ~two shades~ thanks to a blend of citrus and chamomile — and require merely a few spritzes. Aka your only contribution will be the press of your finger.

    Promising review: "OMG, I never write reviews, but this product has given me SO much joy! I have been coloring my hair for 30 years and I always hate sitting in the salon, the chemicals, and the bill! I needed to get my hair done (full foil highlights) and my two regular hairdressers were not free, so I went online to do some research. Every reviewer loved this product so I decided to try it. Four morning spritzes later, and my hair looked like I just got out of the salon! I use a couple sprays every couple weeks, and I haven't been back to the salon for months! This is a seriously cool product! You don't need too much, but if you get any brassiness, you can use the John Frieda purple shampoo ($8.99)." —Lisa Mchugh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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


    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 $6.18.

    4. A pet hair removal glove that'll protect your home from furry takeovers with just a few swipes of your hand. This + a normal belly rub = an effortlessly clean space.

    Reviewer's picture of the pet hair removal glove covered in fur, with another fur pile next to it

    You'll get a pair: one for the right hand and one for the left hand.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for an alternative way to manage my pup's shedding and all I can say I wish I got these sooner. These gloves showed to be more beneficial all-around compared to the typical brushing. For one, the pup likes it (as opposed to the brush he tried to avoid at every session), so I’m not wasting time any more trying to get him to come here and stay here, etc. Now it’s wagging tails instead at the sight of these gloves. The process is much quicker now, as the gloves gather not only more easily, but I’d say at least twice if not triple the amount of hair at a time. Apparently these gloves work on his mood too, as he always ends up starting a playfight nibbling at the gloves." —Truffle Shuffle

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+(available in two colors).

    To learn more, check out "Pet Owners Everywhere Swear This $14 Grooming Brush Is The Best Thing Ever".

    5. A pack of screen repair tape so the next time you tear a hole in your screened window, your solution won't be to spend the next five years saying "now what?" Just slap this on and move on with your life.

    Hand placing the screen repair tape on a matching screen

    It includes a 2-by-105-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 (available in two colors).

    6. A bottle of Teddie Organics rose water toner spray for relying on this 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 🌹.

    Reviewer's before and after picture of their face red with a little acne, and then their face significantly less red without acne

    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 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 won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. A set of laundry machine cleaning tablets, because this'll hit the reset button on the appliance we probably always forget to clean. Toss in a pod, start a wash cycle, and let it do all the *heavy lifting* of penetrating and dissolving residue.

    Model using the laundry machine cleaning tablet

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    8. A makeup-erasing towel that'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!

    Lynzy Billing / BuzzFeed

    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 a makeup-removing towel from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    To learn more, check out "We Tried The Makeup Eraser That Claims To Remove All Your Makeup With Just Water". And! See why this won best mid-priced makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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

    Hand putting a fork into the organizing tray

    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 $8.95 (available in two colors).

    10. A pack of Rael pimple patches for healing 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.

    Promising review: "These work great for me. I get the monthly breakout and my skin is too sensitive for prolonged use of benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. The patches pull the junk out of normal pimples overnight. It takes two or three nights/patches for cystic acne but the swelling does go down. I was blown away when the patches actually worked. It just seemed too easy!" —Steph

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $6.99.

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

    The foaming disposal cleaner being used in a sink

    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 four-pack from Amazon for $7.10.

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

    Reviewer's before picture of their couch leg with scratches, and after picture of their now scratch-free couch leg

    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 $9.99.

    13. A Hair Dance dry shampoo powder for boasting fresh locks without actually washing it. This absorbs excess oil and adds extra volume so you won't even remember your hair hasn't seen conditioner for days. Thank you, magic powder.

    Reviewer's before picture of their greasy bangs, and after picture of their now clean-looking bangs

    Plus it's vegan and cruelty-free and is suitable for all hair colors!

    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." —R.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    See what won best dry shampoo on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    14. A TubShroom that'll catch hair, product residue, and whatever the heck else happens in the shower to prevent clogged drains. Meaning you won't have to pay for someone to help you unclog your shower (or have to buy a hair clog eliminator).

    Reviewer's picture of their TubShroom covered in hair and conditioner buildup

    Just put the Tubshroom in your drain and pop it out to clean every so often. It's made of silicone so you can easily wipe away all that gross hair and who knows what else before you lose your cool. And if you *do* need to unclog your drains, a little Drano ($11.42 for a two-pack on Amazon) should do the trick — no professional help needed.

    Promising review: "I held off reviewing this to see how it worked over the course of a month or so. My first though is, 'how are my husband and I not bald?'. Seriously, I empty this thing every other day (see nastily graphic photo below) and it is always completely gunked up with hair and goo of all types. I was impressed by the sheer amount of hair and other stuff this thing captured. Yes, clean up is disgusting. Pull it out with a paper towel and clean it off with another one. It's flexible, so the gunk come off easily." —LT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed director's full review in "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In February" (#3).

    15. A paw-cleaning device, because this'll effortlessly keep muddy tracks from ever even appearing in your home. Think of this as the fastest and most effective way of asking Mr. Floof to kindly wipe his paws at the door.

    It has gentle silicone bristles to help remove dirt and mud from your dog's paws — which is all collected in this handy little device.

    Promising review: "I love it! I highly recommend this to everyone. I have a golden and lab/shepherd mix, both dogs love water and the mud. I would go through multiple towels a week cleaning their feet, this changes that completely. At first my dogs were nervous about this, but after a few uses they don’t mind at all. It cleans in between my Golden's feet so well, I can’t believe it." —Valerie U.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    16. An ergonomic jar opener for proof not all heroes wear capes when not a single person can open the #*!$@ pickle jar. Sing it with me: PUTTING IT UNDER WARM WATER DOESN'T WORK.

    The jar opener

    It also works on water bottles! This is great for anyone with weak hands (hi) or with arthritis. Its teeth are made from super hard metal to get a good grip on the lids.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my 93-year-old dad who has arthritis. I tried it before giving it to him and we both love it. It opens everything from large jars to Snapple!" —Beckster

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. An address and password log book, because you and I know the computer forgot your password, but that won't help now. 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.

    The address and password log book

    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.

    See what won best pocket notebooks and planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    18. A can of oven cleaning spray for getting rid of tough, baked-on spills (my worst nightmare: fallen lasagna) or messes that...have been there awhile. Either way, you won't have time to fume over chores. This works ~overnight~ so come morning, all you need to do is wipe.

    Promising review: "Holy moly. This is some kind of miracle product. I sprayed it inside my oven and left it overnight, and wiped off an incredible sludge of brown goo in the morning, leaving behind a nearly pristine oven interior. There were a few areas that I had missed, so I sprayed and came back later that day. There are a few brown spots that don't really want to come off, but I am not too fussed about them. 95% of the grease came right off. It worked on the sides of the oven and on the rack. What I really liked is that it didn't smell too bad. I expected some terrible toxic chemical, and though it does have a ('lemon') odor, it's not that strong. Definitely better than running the self-clean and filling my house with fumes for five hours. The can is a lot bigger than I expected, and I barely used any (I was cleaning the 'small' oven). It will last for a long time. Prepare to sacrifice a sponge to this project as well." –SBP

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    19. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes, because these'll conquer scary messes wherever they happened: even on your carpet. This is essentially the epitome of lazy (but successful!) cleaning.

    Model using the cleaning wipes on a rug

    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" —Suze

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $11.94.

    20. A bun maker that'll help you keep your hair in tip top shape every darn day. Will this take two seconds to use? YEP.


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

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

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. A cat litter deodorizer so you can 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.

    Reviewer's picture of two cats smelling the cat litter deodorizer

    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.

    22. An auto-shutoff outlet for never wondering again if your house is or isn't currently on fire. This'll turn your flat iron off, even if you forget to for the umpteenth time.


    You can set it to stay on for various amounts of time: one, two, four, or eight hours, OR always on.

    Promising review: "This is the best design of all the countdown timers I've used. I have an individual timer or multiple outlet strip timer on every appliance that could overheat or overcharge, because I worry a lot about fire and don't trust my memory to turn things off. This helps with that!" —MysteryAuthor

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59+ (available in four designs).

    23. A wildly popular TheraBreath oral rinse, because this'll treat even the stinkiest breath if you just can't ditch it. No shame! Reviewers say this freshens their breath no matter how impossible that seemed before — and all they had to do was gargle. No more chewing gum 24 hours a day.

    The oral rinse

    If you're thinking "this won't work for me", check out the 2,794 five-star reviewers who said the same thing — and now swear by it! It doesn't burn and is cruelty- and gluten-free.

    Promising review: "I have always had excellent dental hygiene. I brush after every time I eat and floss at least once a day, and use mouthwash. My husband mentioned a few times he wondered if I had tonsil stones, because I had better hygiene than him, but there was still an odor. I had my tonsils removed years ago, so that wasn't possible. He mentioned reading something about sulfur buildup, and a Google search led to this particular type of mouthwash. I was used to mouthwash burning a little, but this mostly tastes like water. I followed the instructions and swished a capful for a full minute and then gargled for another minute just to be sure. I had him smell my breath and he just said 'wow, so it was just sulphur!'. I don't feel self-conscious about kissing anymore or talking to customers at my job." —R.H.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.44.

    24. A bra band extender that'll free your from the ~grips~ of restrictive bras. This is made of soft velvet, doesn't leave tracks, never pinches, and most importantly prevents you from having to buy new bras.

    Reviewer's picture of the bra band extender being used to lengthen a matching tan bra

    It comes with three colors — beige, white, and black! It extends your bra to about two inches wider!

    Promising review: "This extender is perfect for my need. I have some new bras that need breaking in. I wear a 30 to a 32 DDD and have a hard time finding the perfect fit so this does the trick. I was able to measure accurately since the description have the dimensions needed to choose the correct extender." —V K

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.39 (available in 14 different packs).

    25. A pack of flexible curling rods so you can style your hair into gorgeous ringlets while you catch up on your beauty sleep. Consider these to be your overnight hairstylist.,

    Just twist them to your liking (a loop, C-, or S-shape)!

    Promising review: "I have thick 4C hair and I love this set. I usually have the smaller odds at the ends of my hair and have the bigger rods at the top of my hair. My hair came out so curly. It really reminded me of the movie star curls, because it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat to it. " —Amazon Customer

    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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