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    46 Things Under $20 That'll Probably Make A Big, Big Difference In 2020

    "Begone." — you to all your small but annoying problems this year.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A mini scraping tool so you can make your expensive foundation LAST, instead of buying a new bottle the minute you can't pour anything out. Consider this a way to meet yourself in the middle if you're trying to save money — you'll still get your favorite makeup, but make everything last much longer.

    Promising review: "This product is fantastic for dispensing foundation that doesn't come with a pump. I waste so much less makeup and make much less mess. It also really does help you use up every drop. The other end of the spatula also has a little ball on the end, and will pick up product from much smaller tubes like concealers!" —Nurse Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    2. A pack of interdental cleaners for making this the year you actually floss — it's great for anyone who has braces or simply loathes the feeling of regular flossing. Their wire tips bend for easy access, while the brush heads remove food and plaque without the need for tricky maneuvering., Amazon

    Basically, their handles and brush tips give you more control than traditional floss — particularly helpful if you have braces. They're 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.

    3. A unique food bowl designed to slow your pet down when eating, so you can teach them how to pace themselves while scarfing down kibble. It can help them digest better *and* prevent food waste.

    Promising review: "My Mini Schnauzer has always gobbled her food but since going blind she seems to panic that she won't be able to find it all. She was inhaling the kibbles, choking and throwing up regularly. I wasn't sure the bowl would work for her because of her blindness, but it has worked out great. She hasn't choked or thrown up in the month we've had it." —kiwi-in-dc

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

    4. A pack of Avarelle rounded or extra-large acne patches that'll cheaply tackle every kind of breakout that dares to challenge your complexion. They're both powered by tea tree oil and calendula oil (all of which are gentle on sensitive skin) to reduce inflammation and absorb pus, whether it's just one zit or a spread-out breakout you can cover with one patch.,

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Everyone should have these on-hand for a stubborn zit when you really need them." —Caitlyn

    Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.50 and a box of 8 extra-large patches for $8.50, both from Amazon.

    To learn more, check out "These Satisfying Acne Patches Deserve A National Holiday, Change My Mind".

    5. A mini contact lens case, because anyone who's ever lost a contact midday KNOWS why this should always be on-hand. It features a solution bottle, tweezers, lens holder, and mirror to keep you PREPARED. No more spending the afternoon with one eye closed.

    Promising review: "I love this product a lot. Super cute!! It’s very minimalistic and fits in my purse just fine. I have no worries about it opening in my bag because it snaps tightly, but isn’t hard to open at all. I would recommend this product to any contact-wearer!!" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $4.38 (available in four colors).

    6. A pan scraper so you can properly clean cast iron pans, burnt cookware, or tough residue without scratching the surface. So long, scrubbing for two hours just to lose your battle with stubborn lasagna.

    Promising review: "These are surprisingly handy. We use them on our cast iron and stainless steel pots and pans since we've stopped using non-stick cookware. They clean super easily and take up zero storage space, which is convenient. We've used them for other random tasks like cleaning gunk off the the counter from the kids' snacks or art projects. Definitely handy." —J&CBaxter

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $2.69.

    7. A set of face mask brushes for upgrading your beauty routine with tools that'll feel like h-e-a-v-e-n on your skin and prevent you from wasting product *and* from using your fingers. Why, you ask? Fingers = acne-causing bacteria. Silicone = germ-free, no breakouts.

    Plus, their silicone bristles are easier to clean than traditional brushes and distribute product more evenly!

    Promising review: "I love these silicone brushes; they helped me keep bacteria definitely to a minimum on my face, which is the goal when you don't want acne. It also makes the products that I use last way longer, because I can get everything out of the jar and I can spread the products on my face so much more evenly." —Marisol Porrata-oviedo

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    8. A mini file organizer to keep and REMEMBER your receipts instead of crumpling them at the bottom of your bag. Not only will this help you track expenses (especially those that'll get you *cough cough* tax returns), but make purchases more memorable so you stop thoughtlessly swiping that card.


    Promising review: "This file organizer is perfect for budgeting and is small enough to keep in your purse! Also, if you are into couponing, this is perfect as well!" —Lisa

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

    9. A pack of tea tree oil-absorbing tissues that'll confront midday shiny T-zones head on by absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, AND soothing irritated complexions with bamboo charcoal. Meaning your days of finding tissue stuck to your forehead are over.

    They're even all-natural! They're made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal to keep you nice and fresh all day.

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life-savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. They're a great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I'll never go back to other brands. Give these a try — they're completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. I have no negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get a pack of 200 for $6.95+ (available in two formulas).

    10. A bag-organizing insert, because this'll make it actually possible to find your lipstick without dumping your entire purse out on the street. It has a whopping ~13 pockets~ to ensure clutter is a thing of the past — good LUCK getting lost, wallet.

    It has one large pocket, four small pockets, two zipper pockets, and six mesh pockets.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for! I'm a private duty nurse and I carry a large tote, but of course it comes with no real pockets for pens, phone charger, gloves, etc. The organizer keeps everything in place and within reach in my bag. Great product." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in 23 colors).

    11. A condiment fork so you won't get your hand stuck in the pickle jar ever again (I WILL NEVER LET GO). Basically, it'll no longer be messy work when satisfying 2 a.m. salty cravings.


    Promising review: "This is the best invention ever!!!! I wish I found this sooner! It comes with two sizes of the rubber ring that goes around a small or medium pickle jar. The little fork grabs even the biggest of pickles with ease. It's nice to not have vinegar smelling fingers from pickle diving for those last few precious pickles that are in the bottom of the jar!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A wine stain–removing spray for preventing any nights out from going sour. But if you DO spill red wine (who trusted us with merlot?!), you'll be able to spritz away all your problems. Back to the cheese spread.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    To learn more, check out our review in "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked".

    13. A pair of no-show socks to finally end your battle with blisters. Reviewers PROMISE these actually a) stay on your feet and b) won't make an unwelcome appearance midday. Plus, they wick away sweat so you and your outfit can stay high and dry.

    Promising review: "Dang these are great socks. I wear them with Keds, Vans, and anything else where I don't want my socks peaking out of my shoes. The secret sauce is the tiny rubber band at the back of the heel. Without it, the socks would continually fall down, ending up in an uncomfortable bunch around my toes. But with the rubber bit they stay put all day!" —CK

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes and seven color combinations).

    14. A Glossier milk jelly cleanser that'll both gently refresh your face in the morning, and completely melt away makeup at the end of the day. It's soothing, nourishing, and perfect for sensitive skin — aka yearlong dewy skin awaits.


    Promising review: "I have fairly 'normal' skin. It definitely gets dry in the winter. The wash doesn't sud, but you still feel so clean afterwards, even in the hot summer months. There's not the tight pulling feeling of dryness — you will be glowing. My skin is dry in the winter, and this leaves me feeling clean, not dry. Love. Love. Love." —Deann K.

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    15. A cell phone grip, because this'll make sure you can text, scroll through Instagram, FaceTime, WHATEVER with just one hand — aka you can finally stop dropping your phone every time you try to multitask.

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

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

    16. A Rubbermaid produce saver so you can keep all of your produce fresh, despite the fact grocery stores don't seem to understand that some of us shop for one. But now our $100 tab of fresh food won't go bad in two days' time.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    And it's dishwasher-safe.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.40.

    Learn why a BuzzFeed editor loves this in "These Miracle Plastic Containers Keep Berries Day-One Fresh For Almost 2 Weeks".

    17. A set of earring lifters for wearing any darn heavy hoops or large studs you want without having to worry about drooping or aching lobes.


    They come in a six pack with three different pairs: silver, gold, and copper.

    Promising review: "These are awesome. I love that I can wear big earrings without them drooping, and my ears don't hurt. The backing helps to support the weight of the earring." —Michelle Andrews

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+.

    18. A set of Drop Stop gap fillers to keep your car seats protected from crumbs — yes, it's easy to lose French fries when shoveling them into our mouths between lights. But then they *stay* buried between your seats...yea that's what that smell is. Enter these to stop that from happening again.,

    They even fit around your seat belts and move with the seats if you adjust them!

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a new car and have had them a couple months, but this weekend they proved their value beyond a dropped French fry. My sweet four-month-old puppy was sick and threw up, but not a single drop of liquid fell down between the seats! The material soaked up enough of the fluid to keep it from seeping into the threads of the seats or splashing around before I could pull off the highway. It was SOOO much easier to clean up than had I not had these guards." —Kathy Horner

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    19. A set of stick-on bumper pads that'll muffle e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, from slamming microwaves, toilet lids, glasses, cabinets, you name it. If someone can make a scene with it, it's fair game. Maybe this'll be the year you can peacefully coexist with your roommate.


    Promising review: "I 100000% guarantee that you will love this item. Living in a house with three kids can be a loud process, from slamming doors, dropping items, etc. I had to think of an idea on how to make that process a little more quiet. So I found these little rubber bumpers and wow what a surprise. They have been a life-changer. Everything is so quiet — I recommend it to anyone else with loud kids!" —Tylers product review

    Get a pack of 300 from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. A wood polisher, because this'll undo any surface scratches the minute they happen, aka you'll avoid any unexpected charges from your good old landlord. AND you won't have to buy new furniture!

    Plus it feeds your wood protective carnauba wax and beeswax to give it some ~luster~ and extend its lifetime.

    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever. It was dry, dirty, and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive, showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel, just a fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    To learn more, check out "This Wood Polish's Before-And-After Photos Will Make You A Believer".

    21. A cushioned knee pad so you have a ~pain-free~ solution to awkward home workouts should you decide to make this the year you do a push-up. It'll protect your joints while you do floor exercises so you can focus on the video, instead of aches and pains. Maybe now planking won't scare us so much!

    ....maybe. Plus, it rolls up so it's easy to travel with!

    Promising review: "This is just the right thickness to keep my knees from bruising in yoga and pilates classes, but still soft enough to roll up and fit in my gym bag. It arrived pretty quickly and in perfect condition. I highly recommend!" —CJ

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

    22. A high-impact racerback sports bra specifically made for big breasts to say ta-ta to painful workouts. These'll give you all the physical (but sadly not emotional) support you need while doing activities that require a lot of movement, like running or boxing.

    ANDDDD an elasticated hem, reflective detailing, and a high-coverage cut to keep everything ~under control~. According to their size chart, this ranges from 28B-32B—38E-44DDD.

    Promising review: "I was out shopping all weekend for a good sports bra and couldn't find anything that fit me well and was supportive enough. I took a huge risk buying these, but the reviews were great and I was not disappointed. I followed the size chart and it fit as expected. I am a nursing mom and I'm currently a size 36DDD. I ordered an extra-large. I wear these for heavy workouts, so for some light cardio, jumping, and lifting. These bras are perfect. There is enough compression so I feel like I'm not going to bounce all over the place, but not so much that I feel squished. The fabric is very comfortable and the colors are beautiful — just like pictured! Plus, how can you beat the value? I will definitely buy more in the future or recommend to anyone." —mgillis

    Get them from Amazon for $8.69+ (available in sizes S-3XL and in 18 bra combinations in packs of two, three, four, or five).

    To learn more about this, check out "Thousands Of People Swear These Are The Best Sports Bras For Big Boobs".

    23. A stylish luggage handleto not only make it more comfortable to lug your suitcase through the airport (ty, cushioned neoprene), but make baggage claim so much easier. Now when you're jet lagged and ready to GOOOO, you can spot and skidaddle.


    Promising review: "They're pretty and comfortable. My cat chewed the original handle on my briefcase so I covered the rough damage with these. Not only are they comfy for my hands, but they brighten my black briefcase." —Debby White

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in six colors).

    24. A set of extra-long toothbrushes that'll actually maintain your best friend's hygiene without the fear of any *nipping*. Now you guys don't have to choose between losing a finger or preventing a cavity.,

    They love you, I swear. They...just hate your fingers near their mouths.

    Promising review: "I love using these to brush my dogs teeth. I have bought many different types of toothbrushes for my dog and they all failed. This is the only one that is easy to use and my dog doesn't mind me using this on her. It's fun for her and not a chore anymore." —Amazon Customer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A carrying case, because this'll make it easier to travel with your traditional makeup blender. Aka midday touch-ups won't come with the worry of introducing your skin to your purse's bacteria.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for traveling to keep makeup blenders clean and easy to pack. It even has a small vent to help with drying when you're in a hurry." —Coleman

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    26. An aligner case so you always have a back-up — living in fear of losing the one your orthodontist gave you is probably getting annoying. You'll just need to keep track of at least ONE of these...heck, keep it at your desk to nix taking chances.

    When you're done with your aligner treatment, you can use it as a retainer case! You can also get an extra aligner removal–tool so you don't chance losing the only one you have and...not eating the whole day. Nope.

    Promising review: "This retainer case is strong and surprisingly heat-resistant. I accidentally left it in my car while I went to class and two hours later, I came back to my car and the case itself wasn’t even hot. My retainers were not in the case but it helps to know that if I did leave them accidentally in the case in my car, they won’t actually melt into putty." —rabailey90

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69 (available in seven colors).

    27. A bra band extender for freeing yourself from the ~grips~ of restrictive bras. This is made of soft velvet, doesn't leave tracks, and never pinches — cue the song "Freedom" (feel free to sing it at the top of your lungs).

    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 $5.99 (available in six different inch spacings).

    28. An app called Prism to make 2020 the year you remember to pay your bills on time (hellooooo, improving credit score!). This keeps everything from the WiFi bill to rent in one place and sends you reminders — you may even feel super adult afterwards!


    You can pay all of the bills from the app making it fast and easy! But most importantly, stress-free.

    Promising review: "You link your checking account to it (or debit card, other accounts, whatever), and then it tells you every day where your money is at and how much you have left until payday. It organizes all your bills and displays all the balances and due dates on the dashboard. Then you can click the bill and set when you want to pay (now, tomorrow, three days before due date, lots of options), how much, and from what account, and then IT DOES IT FOR YOU RIGHT FROM THE DASHBOARD. I was so tired of having to go from account to account to account and trying to remember due dates and organize money and prioritize bills and remembering different site logins. But NOW IT'S JUST ALL IN ONE PLACE.” —ByTheLion

    Get it from Apple's App Store or Google Play for free.

    29. A draft-blocker that'll actually make living with loud roommates bearable. This'll prevent noises from drifting in your room through underneath the door — its soundproof, three-layer design will stop the echoes of noisy phone calls in their ~path~, leaving you blissfully unaware.


    Reviewers also use this to keep cold air from coming into their house/room!

    Promising review: "I’m renting an apartment and my front door doesn’t brush up against the floor. There was about an inch gap which was annoying, because it meant light, noise, and bugs could get in. Ever since I’ve installed this, I’ve had almost no bugs, light, and so much less sound! It’s great. The sound blocking is especially amazing, because my bedroom is near the front door and I hated hearing my neighbors conversations clear as day in the stairwell. It practically matches the color of the door so it doesn’t stand out at all. It’s been on for a little over a month and I’ve had no issues. It’s been stuck where I placed it. I’m very happy with this product!" —airazedy

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

    30. A pair of anti-chafing bands, because these'll save us from being betrayed by our very own legs. Et tu, thighs? I am so ready for months and months of walking *without* my legs turning bright red.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of the lace ones that I've loved wearing underneath my dresses and skirts. I just purchased the non-lace ones to wear when I run, because the seams of my shorts rub in this humid weather! These worked freaking FABULOUS for my run, and stayed in perfect place (I ordered size C!) They were so much cooler than compression shorts or spandex, and kept the sticky thighs away from each other! Definitely give them a try! I know I appreciated not having to be constantly readjusting my shorts!" —Michaela

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six sizes and 15 styles).

    To learn more, check out "These Anti-Chafe Bands Are Gorgeous, Comfortable, And Will Save Your Thighs".

    31. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers so you can 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.


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

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95.

    32. A key-hiding rock for a way to avoid getting locked out of your house for about the umpteenth time. If you REALLY don't want to call your roommate for help all year *again*, you need this. For everyone's sake.

    Plus its believable rock design can set your mind at ease about people spotting your keys.

    Promising review: "About a month ago, I was headed for my dad's singing performance and locked the front door from the inside as I was walking out. Something distracted me and I closed the door before I could check to make sure I had my car/house keys with me. I didn't. And it was a cold wintery night. The only person who could help me get back inside in the next four to five hours was my dad, who was already at his show warming up! The next day I ordered this rock key holder and it's exactly what I need. The top side of the rock looks very realistic. It hides well in my garden where I placed it. I don't think to the naked eye anyone would know what it is though." —S. Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    33. A set of condiment keepers to bring your favorite toppers to work without worrying about leakage — or having to bring the entire darn bottle of hot sauce with you. It's the little things that'll make this the best year yet.


    Promising review: "Finally a reusable, compact, leak-proof container. They're shallow for dipping and sauces, but have enough space for a decent amount of condiment. Their screw lids have zero leaks. These work much better than any Tupperware-type container and they're lighter than a mason jar." —gg

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    34. A pair of compression socks that'll cheaply improve circulation in your legs by encouraging blood flow through your toes up to your knees while you work out, travel, or need to lessen painful swelling ASAP (people who are pregnant swear by these!).

    Gyan Yankovich / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I highly recommend these. I am currently eight months pregnant and wear these beauties every single day. I never knew how painful the swelling in my legs and feet could be until recently, but these socks were a complete game-changer. I stand for over nine hours a day at work, so I can't begin to explain how badly my legs and feet ached. I have a picture of what my feet looked like with (right, shown above) and without using the socks (left, shown above). The difference is tremendous!!" —Olivia Stockdell

    Get them from Amazon for $9.50+ (available in sizes S/M–L/XL and nine colors).

    To learn more, check out "Nurses, Athletes, Pregnant People, And Travelers Swear By These $20 Socks".

    35. A pair of seamless hipster undies, because these'll finally tell panty lines the *bottom line*: they can't sit with us when we wear leggings. Sorry not sorry.


    They have a soft cotton lining and elastic waistbands that'll move with you allllll day.

    Promising review: "I honestly love these. I was so skeptical about buying underwear on Amazon. I could not imagine buying underwear without feeling it first. However, these were a huge success. First of all, they fit extremely nicely. The bum area has great coverage so you don't end up accidentally wearing skimpier underwear than you planned. I absolutely love the feel. They are so soft and comfortable. These are described as seamless and this is very accurate. I appreciate a good pair of leggings and I can wear these underwear with any pant lines (from leggings to skirts, etc)." —Emily

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $15.59+ (available in sizes S-L and in five color combinations).

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

    36. A pair of reusable silicone ear buds so you can sleep through the night...despite your family's tendency to blare the TV at 4 a.m. Isn't life beautiful on eight hours of sleep?, Amazon

    Plus, because these are reusable they'll save you money from buying the disposable kind! AND they're designed to be super comfortable in your ears and come with travel case and pouch.

    Promising review: "These are amazing — so comfortable and easy to insert. They completely seal off your ears. I got them for my son. He suffers from insomnia. He's overtired, and cranky. He complains if I try to have a phone conversation or watch TV quietly in another room with closed doors between us. Not today! I've been talking on the phone with him sleeping like a rock in the next room — no more complaints! Since it came with two pairs, I kept one for myself. I slept so soundly! Everyone is happy and well rested. I highly recommend them and I never want to be without them again." —Nikki A.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    37. A set of Bliss glycolic resurfacing pads for officially canceling your ~appointment~ with pricey peels. Their spa-strength formula of glycolic acid targets acne, fine lines, and discoloration to reveal brighter, clearer skin. Money saved *and* a smooth complexion.

    Promising review: "This is the first product I've tried that has results! Most of my closed comedones are gone, with literally two that came to a head the first time I used these pads. I do use these four to five times a week at night, and like the other reviews, I cut the pad in half as I find it's plenty for my face, neck, and back of my hands. Also, just recently, my teen had a large cyst-like pimple near the lip that just refused to pop — like it was there for six months at least. He used this product and after two nights of use, the darn thing came to a head. For the price, it's worth trying it out!" —Anon 716

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $19.99.

    38. A blind spot mirror to make this the year you actually know how to *gulp* parallel park. Sure, you're still heavily relying on this to see where the heck you're going, but your friends are in the back. They won't know your secrets.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in three shapes).

    39. A leak-proof stainless steel travel mug that'll make you feel confident that your coffee is safe and sound — and so are your car seats now for that matter. No more early morning crises before you've even HAD your caffeine.

    This boasts a totally spill-proof lid (thanks to its vacuum insulation technology) AND keeps your drinks hot for up to five hours and cold up to 12 hours! Plus, it makes drinking with one hand (hello, driving) easy, courtesy of its big button to open.

    Promising review: "This is thee BEST creation ever and I don't know why I didn't purchase one earlier in life! This cup is 100% spill-proof and is ever so conducive to my daily lifestyle. I live in NY and the busy train traffic causes me to have to use my hands sometimes and I can't, because I have to hold my morning brew. This cup makes that so much easier to toss in my purse without worry of spilling the substance. The lock feature gives that extra sense of safety that if the button autoseal button is accidentally pressed nothing will spill." —Pea

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes and in 18 colors).

    40. A pack of SweatBlock clinical antiperspirant wipes, because these'll help those of us who are just constantly ~damp~ finally tell our armpits who's boss. So long, awkward sweat marks. We won't miss you.


    Apply it every seven days! This is STRONG so if you have sensitive skin, I'd suggest you do a spot test first.

    Promising review: "For anyone who might be skeptic, please allow me to put you at ease. If you have hyperhidrosis, meaning it can be nine degrees outside and you're still sweating under your arms, this product has the potential to change your life. I would sweat THROUGH a sport coat before noon. Enter the Sweat Block product. I've had it for three weeks and it is life-changing. I DO NOT sweat under my arms anymore. I'm still on the original box that I bought three weeks ago. I had to write a review after I was cleaning the garage today in 85-degree heat. I was sweating through my shirt on my back — BUT NOT MY UNDERARMS. It is amazing!" —Frosty McGee

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.99 (each box lasts two months).

    41. A pair of anti-UV glare computer glasses so you can get through the workday without a headache (at least from the blue light). These can minimize ~digital eye strain~ to help you avoid any midday crashes caused by your glaring screen so you actually stay in the zone.

    They have amber tinted lenses to block blue light, aka what probably makes your head hurt after a while.

    Promising review: "I work in retail and warehouse environments, and unfortunately my eyes are sensitive to everything! They get dry, tired, etc in environments with any kind of artificial lighting or dust particles floating around. Thankfully, these glasses help a ton! I can feel a significant difference when I wear them. I don't get so exhausted, my eyes don't become itchy or tired, and I feel overall more alert. Additionally, the yellow tinge of the lenses is almost imperceptible, plus the design of the glasses is super fashionable and flattering to most face shapes. In short, I love these glasses! I even use them to watch television at night. One of the best purchases I've ever made!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available with no magnification, reader strengths 1.25x–2x, and in three styles).

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


    They're made from sustainable, organic bamboo — one roll replaces 60 paper towel rolls. Plus they're machine-washable and SUPER strong! They can be used ~120+ times~ before discarding.

    Promising review: "I love this. These are great for those times you need a paper towel but don't want to create all the waste to throw it out. They're definitely a lot thicker than a normal paper towel, but function just as well for being easy to crumple up or soak up liquid. I've found these especially helpful for tasks that used to waste a lot of paper towels because towels didn't work for it: like cleaning the litter box, cleaning the bathroom, placing in the microwave to catch spills, cleaning up pet messes, and so on. I've already run some of them through the wash probably five to seven times and they remain just as useful as before." —Caz

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $7.99.

    43. A five-in-one aerator to 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 $5.64.

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

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

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

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

    45. A punch plier, because loose belts are the WORST and basically useless. This'll make all your belts feel practically custom-made (and I guess in a way it is!).,

    It's also great for shortening bag straps! It comes with a screwdriver so you can adjust the opening.

    Promising review: "I ordered this to shorten a couple leather belts, but was nervous because I don't have a lot of hand strength. NOT A PROBLEM! It is easy to operate, even for weak little me, and everything you need is included. Two belts adjusted and back together within five minutes!" —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

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

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

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