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    30 Things Under $15 That Adults Should Probably Own

    Yes, you can still call your mom every two minutes. Obviously.

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    1. A TubShroom first and foremost, because why don't you have this already?! Your drains are suffering! Stop showering in standing water!

    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 $12.95+ (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).

    2. A pack of food containers so you can finally get on the meal prep bandwagon. You'll be a lot happier eating homemade meals for lunch instead of the vending machine chips again.

    Promising review: "As a meal-prepper, this size is perfect for prepping larger meals and portion control. And they fit in my husbands lunch box perfectly. He works a 13 hour shift and I send him stocked with healthy meals. The lids fit tight, no worries of spillage. My food keeps for five days and is as fresh on day five as day one. I love the split compartments and the lid keeps them split. I wish I would have had these back when the kids were little for lunches! They are great value for the price." —RA & CO

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $13.99+.

    3. A pack of interdental cleaners that'll help you FINALLY have a positive dentist appointment for the first time in, well, maybe forever. These are especially great for anyone who has adult braces or simply loathes the feeling of flossing. Their wire tips bend for easy access, while the brush heads remove food and plaque without the need for tricky maneuvering., Amazon

    Even if you use Invisalign or something similar, it is CRUCIAL for you to floss to prevent gum decay (since it's easier for food to *stay* stuck in your teeth). And if you don't have braces? STILL FLOSS. These handles and brush tips give you more control than traditional floss and are also mint-flavored to leave your mouth feeling ~extra fresh~!

    Promising review: "I’m going to start off by noting that I hate flossing and have probably flossed a handful of times in my life probably after eating popcorn, because I was more annoyed than conscientious. I got these because they were cheap and looked cute and thought maybe they’d inspire me to initiate a dental routine. I like them! They get into the gap between my teeth closest to the gum, and the bristles are gentle and the wire is soft. I did use one brush for all my teeth and will make the pack last a long time." —Greta M.

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $3.85.

    4. A weekly and monthly planner for making this the point in your life when you actually become more organized and productive — no more wondering if *today* is when you give that presentation. And because this is dateless, it's never to late to get started!


    It even helps you develop stronger time management skills, has space for ~mind maps~ so you can destress, encourages you to list out future goals, and comes with STICKERS.

    Promising review: "I wasn't expecting this journal to be as nice as it is! I figured it would be 'just good enough' to help me keep my life organized, but it fully blew me away. The outside is soft and strong, and the pen loop is a great addition. The inside pages are durable, thick (no bleed-through with regular ballpoint pens), and blank so you can write in your own dates. They even provided calendar stickers so I can use it for a full year. I've never written a review this long and it's because this journal blew me away!!!" —Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    See what won best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. A pack of produce-saving bags, because this'll put an end to throwing away your fruits and veggies that you just spent so much money on at the grocery store. JUST EAT THEM (but now you have more time).

    Promising review: "These bags are great. I am single so don't always use up my fruits and veggies very fast. These bags definitely keep them fresh for a noticeably longer time. I actually rinse them out and reuse them multiple times and I've still gone through a couple of packages of them over the last few years, because they work so well. I put fruits and veggies in them as soon as I get them home, unwashed (and dry if they were damp when I bought them)." —shopper chick

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.88.

    6. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes for conquering scary messes wherever they happened — including on your carpet. Meaning: even if you're extremely lazy, your house can still always be sparkling clean.


    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.

    7. A set of margin tabs so you can get everything from your tax folder (which you should have, my friend) to your work files nice and organized. Plus, you can write on these without fear of smudging!


    Promising review: "I had been using various sticky note versions of these for my planner, and because those are plastic, I could only write on them with large permanent markers which looked clunky and limited what I could fit on a tab. These tabs are SO much better. Because they are hard paper on the tab, I can use any kind of pen without worrying about smearing and they are still stiff and do not curl when I need to put my planner in my bag. I have moved a few around and the plastic sticky end seems to re-stick well. I also like that I can write on both sides. In the future, these will be my go-to brand." —Book Addict

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.20+ (available in four color combinations).

    8. A set of mesh laundry bags that'll prevent you from ruining yet another bra. Listen, no one's going to make you hand wash your delicates — just stick 'em in these.


    Promising review: "I used the smaller bags for my bras (I closed the bra snaps first so it would not snag the mesh). I used the other bags to wash my sequin and beaded tops. None of the sequins fell off. None of the beads fell off. I did turn the tops inside out prior to putting them in the mesh bags to avoid the beads and sequins snagging the mesh. I am very pleased with how the mesh bags held up in the washing machine (I did use the delicates cycle)." —T. Webster

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight styles).

    9. A cutlery organizing tray for allowing you to essentially toss your forks into the drawer (this design definitely allows careless placing), but now you'll have a nice, neat drawer. Your mom will be so proud to see such a tidy kitchen.


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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A habit-breaking polish 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.

    It's basically just bitter-tasting clear polish that's safe for children as well (it's also great for stopping thumb-sucking)!

    Promising review: "I am 27 years old and have been a horrible nail biter since I was a toddler. I’ve tried lots of different things to stop — gloves, soap under fingernails, acrylics nails and yes, other brands of nasty nail polish. This has been the only thing that’s worked. I wish I had a better before photo to share but this is truly the longest my nails I’ve ever been and it’s only been a few weeks. I keep a bottle of this stuff in my desk so I can always have a freshly applied coat. This was my last resort before I tried hypnosis and I’m so glad I gave it a try." —Morgan Shepard

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    To learn more, check out "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails".

    11. A wireless charging pad, because you are TOO OLD to be asking people if they have a charger. It's also time to outgrow trying to deal with frayed wires.


    Just lay your phone on it and pick it up later with a full battery! #Science.

    Promising review: "I have a battery case and I do not enjoy wrestling the tight case off my phone every night for charging. This wireless charging pad magically charges both the phone and the case over night while it sits innocently on my bed stand. This miracle of science somehow keeps my phone fully charged without wires. My previous phones also used battery cases, which would eventually stop working because of taking them on/off the phone so much. Great product at 1/3 the cost of the similar solution offered by the battery case company." —Joel

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).

    See what won best portable chargers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    12. A pair of blue light glasses so you can read emails without a headache (at least from the blue light). These minimize ~digital eye strain~ to help you avoid any midday crashes caused by your glaring screen so you actually stay in the zone. / Facebook: MelissaSalaman,

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    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).

    13. A magnetic key holder for never forgetting the most important thing of the day again. As some of us know all too well, calling the locksmith is EXPENSIVE. We need that money for takeout.

    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. One of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    14. A pack of pimple patches, because this'll help you tackle adult acne once and for all by draining zits overnight and reducing the lifetime of your breakout faster than you can say pop. Being an adult means no 👏 more 👏 picking 👏.

    Promising review: "I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I’m just in awe of this product. What are these magical stickers?! After washing my face last night, I put a patch on a new, under-the-skin pimple from hell, and when I woke up this morning all of the pus had been pulled out. My pimple is flush and feels so much better. It’s all but gone." —Matt F.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.50.

    15. A car essential oil diffuser so you can keep your car freshly scented no how many fries get buried under your seat. Having your own car is only great when it doesn't smell like 100-day-old fast food.


    It's easy to refill and stays securely attached to your air vents — no fussing needed.

    Promising review: "This is a great way to have your car stay smelling great!! The pads are nice and thick and hold plenty of oil for a good week or more!!" —Marnie Richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    Need some essential oil? Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A pack of seamless underwear that'll make sure the killer suit you invested in won't be ruined by panty lines. These are a super-cheap solution to wondering if it's "just the lighting" or that this really is happening. Great.


    Promising review: "These are the best. My Victoria’s Secret no-shows have definitely been replaced (and for much less money). I was really looking for underwear that I could wear to work out that wouldn’t show lines through my leggings, wouldn’t ride up like my VS ones, would breathe a little, and would stay comfortable all day. These were it. I’d definitely recommend these to anyone. Especially for those who wear a lot of leggings and want an option beyond a thong." —Rebecca

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in 10 combinations).

    To learn more, check out "Throw All Your Thongs Away, Because People Swear These Undies Don't Give Panty Lines".

    17. A faux leather wallet with lots and lots of slots for putting an end to losing all your credit cards at the bottom of your bag (or worse, you don't know where). This'll essentially do all the organizing for you.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a mini compact wallet for a LONG time...years. I didn't want to pay the sticker price for some higher-end ones I've seen and admired. This one is EXACTLY what I was looking for. The card slots are just the right size...not too small. It's very good construction and quality. I would definitely purchase this wallet again for the construction and design alone, not hesitation, but the color was an added bonus. It's gorgeous!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.18+ (available in 27 colors and patterns).

    18. A set of plastic drawer organizers, because this'll declutter your bathroom, desk, vanity, really whatever needs the most help. Being a grown-up = knowing where your toothbrush is.


    Promising review: "I love all of the organizers! This is a great product! I bought the organizers for all of my bathroom drawers to store various items that normally were left out on the counter of which made the whole bathroom look cluttered. I love the way the plastic containers stack upon each other! You can also configure the boxes to fit in your drawers. The clear plastic is great for seeing what is on the lower organizer. It is convenient to take one container out one out at a time if you need to." —A H

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A bottle of white touch-up paint so you can quickly fix any scuff marks on your wall or furniture to make your space look as neat and put-together as possible. Tl;dr: you'll get your security deposit back even if you hung up a bunch of paintings.

    Promising review: "I decided to try this to cover up some of the chips of missing paint in my kitchen. It works perfectly. The bottle is a little bigger than a tube of Whiteout, but it's going to last me a long time. The paint went on smoothly and dried quickly. I am very happy with this product." —JMar

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in eight shades).

    20. A pair of elastic ballet flats that'll comfortably help you look polished at the office, minus the *sole*-crushing heels. You can commute in these, work in these, sleep in these, you get it.

    They're even available in ~25~ colors and s-u-p-e-r cheap so you can collect 'em all for versatility!

    Promising review: "I’ve been searching for a cute flat that actually stays on my feet and are comfortable — a task that seemed unattainable until these miracles entered my life. They're true-to-size, have comfy insoles, and the straps aren’t too tight or too loose. These are the only flats I’ve owned that didn’t need to be broken in! I'm definitely buying these in other colors." —Legss

    Get them from Amazon for $7+ (available in sizes 5.5-11 and 12 colors).

    Learn more in "​These Ballet-Esque Flats Are Adorable, Cheap, And Basically Already In Your Amazon Cart".

    21. A shower curtain with ~nine mesh pockets~ for keeping everything from your loofah to shampoo off the floor — binging Tidying Up with Marie Kondo every day doesn't magically organize your bathroom, but this basically will. Now you won't feel like you're back in your dorm every time you shower.


    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.

    22. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets, because now you can throw your colored and white laundry in the wash together, meaning you'll stop wasting your money on fluff n' fold. You can do it YOURSELF — at least when it's this easy. These'll lock up loose dyes found in the water!

    Promising review: "These are an absolute necessity in my house! I have two little girls and I never have enough of their dirty clothes to do loads separated by color. I Just throw everything in together (yes, even reds and white) and nothing ever bleeds onto the other. My husband does his own laundry too (he isn't the best at separating), and this saved him when a red sock accidentally made its way into the whites. If you do laundry, you need these!" —Shannon Schneider

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $10.44.

    23. A roll-on aromatherapy stick so you can naturally relieve migraines and tension headaches, thanks to peppermint, spearmint, and lavender therapeutic grade oils. I think it's safe to say all of our heads hurt from time to time at work — now we have an easy way to help that.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Is this science? Witchcraft? Who cares! I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better if I covered my hotpack in this, zapped it in the microwave, and wrapped it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    To learn more about this, check out "Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life".

    24. A bottle of Garnier micellar water that'll easily remove makeup, minimize pores, and cleanse your skin, even if you "forgot" to wash your face again. Growing up apparently means not going to bed with makeup on anymore. Sad face.


    Promising review: "My new holy grail facial cleanser. This stuff is fabulous — so fabulous that I've been using it in the evenings and mornings, and have all but retired my expensive brands. It is so simple and fast to use. I love that I don't have to pull my hair back and inevitably get my hair wet when I wash my face. Anyway, I use this with a facecloth and to help do some light exfoliating. It dries quickly and once it does my skin is silky smooth and clean. Best of all, my pores are literally gone and so tiny that I rarely even wear foundation anymore." —Mrs. Warren

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96+ (available in three formulas).

    Check out why a BuzzFeeder now lives by Garnier Micellar water (#5 in the post)! AND! This won best makeup remover in the lowest price category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    25. A roll-up drying rack for saving counter space in small kitchens (hello, every apartment) and streamlining that pesky chore of washing dishes when everything can stay in one place. Aka you are NOT going to leave dirty dishes in the sink for 84 years anymore.

    You can also use to wash and dry produce!

    Promising review: "This product is a game changer for small kitchens. Forego the large drying rack and get this sleek, stylish space saver. I don’t like leaving dishes in the sink, nor do I have a dishwasher, and this is just perfect for keeping the sink clean and leaving the counter space open. It's also amazing for washing produce." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in four sizes).

    26. A mini knife sharpener, because this'll make those inexpensive knives you've had since freshman year of college suddenly useable again. Good news: you can cook now! I'm sure you're thrilled.


    Promising review: "I bought more than a dozen steak and kitchen knives over 15 years ago and they have been great knives. But they’ve been getting dull over the years and I believed I couldn’t sharpen them because they have the wavy blades, but I was mistaken. This stone does a fantastic job and after a quick 20 pulls across the steel (rough) and then ceramic stones my knives were 200% sharper. Now I try to pull them over the ceramic sharpener a few times each time I wash them. They’re essentially brand-new knives again. " —J&A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    Learn more about it in a BuzzFeeder's full review and see what won best chef knives on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    27. And a dishwasher magnet so you have a cute, non-aggressive way to communicate with roommates whether the dishes are clean or dirty — or it can serve as a much-needed reminder to yourself to run the dishwasher.


    Promising review: "This is an awesome little magnet. I thought it would go on there and we would always forget to rotate it, but we don't. It makes it easier to make sure we know what's clean and dirty." —Mike D.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    28. A duo of blind spot mirrors that'll FINALLY make you feel more confident while parallel parking — your parents were beginning to judge you for calling every time you needed their help. These'll make sure no tight parking job is too intimidating — three-point turns included.

    Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2", adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles." —m.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.97.

    29. A meal-planning pad with two sides: one to brainstorm weekly dishes and the other to keep track of groceries. Now you can actually make your own food, instead of wasting all of your paychecks on takeout. It even has a magnetic back to put on the fridge so it's almost impossible to forget to use.


    You can separate the two lists or keep them attached!

    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. The fact that it's magnetic is cool, because you can hang it on the fridge. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

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

    30. A Swiffer wet and dry mop so you can rely on the easiest solution to picking up the dirt, hair, and other grime that's been living on your floor. If you hate cleaning, this will make it as painless as possible so you feel like you're living in an actual home and not a dorm.

    This comes as a starter kit: one sweeper, seven dry sweeping cloths, and three wet mop cleaning solution cloths!

    Promising review: "This product saved me — I have arthritis in my back and knees, and normal mopping and ringing out were such a chore and pain to my joints. The Swiffer is so easy: no bending, no rinsing out, no wringing. I just put a wet pad on, run it over the floors, and they come out clean. When the pad gets dirty, you just change it. I recommend this great product to everyone if they want a truly clean floor with no hassle." —Frank Paolucci

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    Being an adult really just means you're allowed to do this:


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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