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    These 38 Cheap Items Work Well, And We Have The Review Photos To Prove It

    Window fly traps, bra strap cushions, and more things that actually do their jobs and have the photographic evidence to prove it. ✨

    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 rust stain remover that'll tackle the toughest orange spots ruining your shower walls and sinks. You'll save $$$ on bathroom repairs and spare yourself from a lengthy cleaning session. Just spray, wait a few seconds, wipe with a cloth, and rinse!

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    Promising review: Guys, I was skeptical of this stuff, but for the price I figured trying it can’t hurt. I had horrible rust stains all over my bathroom tub because of an HVAC drain that drips into the tub if the AC is on. Everything was orange and it looked horrible. Bleach wouldn’t touch the stains and I was dreading having to put in the elbow grease to get my security deposit back. But lo and behold, I sprayed this stuff on and before I was even done spraying all over the stained surfaces, the first places I’d sprayed were PRISTINE. Literally the rust was just gone like magic. I stood there for a while watching the rest of it disappear. I don’t recommend that part because the stuff is FRAGRANT." —Courtney Popp

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    2. A pack of window fly traps because pesky insects won't leave your home. Each clear adhesive sticks to a window and easily captures bugs (flies, gnats, and more), so you don't have to chase 'em down with a swatter or paper towel.

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    These window fly traps are nontoxic (they're made with waterproof paper and sticky glue) and are so easy to use. Just peel them off the white release liner, place the trap on your window, and peel off the big release liner to start catching and trapping bugs.

    Promising review: "Earlier this summer, we had a legitimate fly infestation. Maybe 100 flies buzzing around the apartment, seemingly out of nowhere. We tried to kill them all by hand with paper towels. That worked a little, until the next morning when it seemed they were back in force. I bought the traps, put up just one pack of them and BAM! These traps caught them all and I don't know, they seemed to not want to come back after that. I took the traps down a month later or so and no more flies." —D Eisner

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $9.49.

    3. Dermaplaning tools so perfect for peach fuzz and shaping brows, you'll probably break up with your favorite pair of tweezers. They have micro-guarded blades that effectively remove hair and help protect your skin from cuts.

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    Promising review: "I saw these on TikTok and was skeptical but they work so well. I use them for any facial peach fuzz and to shape my eyebrows and they're perfect." —Megan Kopicko

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99+ (also available in a six-pack).

    4. A laundry whitener for your T-shirts and socks that are always covered in gross dirt and sweat stains. Add it to your laundry load with detergent and your white clothes will come out cleaner than before.

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    Promising review: "Wow! Better than bleach. With the first load of whites I used a whole measure of this product and no bleach and the whites came out like new. I had no idea how dingy they had become. We've bleached them every time we did laundry but they just got dingier and dingier. After that first load, we went back to the recommended level of OxiClean to each load to keep whites white and to extend the use of the product and no bleach smell. We've relegated the chlorine to household cleaning chores and no longer use it in the laundry thanks to this product. It works on color clothing, too. It comes out bright and clean." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $6.72.

    5. A car mask hanger because your face masks are always lost in your vehicle, aka, ending up under a seat or crammed into the glove box compartment (sigh). Avoid this dilemma and place them on this pretty storage hub, where they'll be readily accessible.

    gold and white resin face mask holder with face masks on car mirror
    Creations By Alena P / Etsy

    Creations By Alena P is an Arizona-based Etsy shop specializing in handmade resin accessories and home decor.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this mask hanger! Not only does it do great job holding my mask, it's also really good at holding hair ties, both things I lose in my Jeep a lot." —Etsy Customer

    Get it from Creations By Alena P on Etsy for $5 (available in multiple colors and with or without glitter/flakes).

    6. A 3-in-1 veggie chopper, slicer, and spiralizer so you can have plant-based ingredients ready before cooking. You'll get perfectly diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions for every meal 👏.

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    Promising review: "Needed something to take the edge off Taco Tuesdays and all the veggie chopping. We were able to cut down prep to five minutes versus 15 minutes, and use the extra time to enjoy a conversation with family during dinner. Do yourself a favor and pick up this lifesaver for at-home cooks." —Mark Marin II

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    7. A Wet & Forget shower cleaner that (gasp) you can literally leave and clean later. Instead of bending over a tub and scrubbing for eternity, all you have to do is apply to the grimy area, go do something more enjoyable, and rinse it away the next day.

    top left to bottom right: stain on shower floor, stain slowly fading, and stain gone
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    Promising review: "Long story short, the tub in my kids' bathroom was atrocious, due to spotty cleaning and hard water. I bought this with a heavy dose of skepticism, even though the reviews were mighty impressive. On the back of the bottle, it says that you may need several daily applications before your tub is clean, and then you can switch to weekly application. I'm on day three, and let me say, even if this stuff worked no further, I AM BLOWN AWAY. The shower looks close to new. A couple more days, and I'll be able to switch to weekly! I won't post pictures because I'm embarrassed of how bad it looked before. But seriously, I am SO happy to have discovered this product, and I plan to keep on using it." —Tee

    Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.89.

    8. An Essence Lash Princess mascara for wow-worthy lashes that cost less than $5. It'll help lift and lengthen lashes, thanks to conic fiber brushes that'll gently coat tiny lash line hairs.

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    Promising review: "I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    9. Dan-O's seasoning to help you step up your cooking game. A mouthwatering combo of natural sea salt, citrus, dried herbs, granulated onion, and garlic will add major flavor to anything from eggs to fish to veggies.

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    This seasoning is low sodium and gluten free, making it easy to add to multiple meals.

    Dan-O's seasoning is a small business adored across TikTok for cooking tips and recipe ideas. Check out their full selection of seasoning, including original and spicy varieties, here.

    Promising review: "I became interested in this product while watching TikToks. I have been adding it to so many things. I use it in spaghetti, on fish, and one of my favorites is to add it to popcorn. My husband had to ask why my popcorn smelled like steak. I love the fact that it is low sodium as well. I am not a fan of extra salt and most foods already have plenty of salt but need some seasoning. This should be your go-to seasoning." —Heartcri

    Get a pack of two (one original, one spicy) from Amazon for $16.95.

    10. A foot file so good at gently removing dead skin, you'll gasp at your newly soft heels that were once crusty, calloused, and cracked. If you'd like your feet to be baby soft again, this cheese grater–like tool can help you out!

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    Promising review: "Love, love, love! Did the trick! There is a reason this thing has such good reviews! You will not regret this purchase! It’s basically a cheese grater for your feet! Just soak your feet in warm water for 20 mins. If you want to get fancy with it, add Epsom salts, bubble bath and/or ACV (apple cider vinegar) to the warm water (I added all of them). After the soak, get to work with your foot file! Make sure you put on lotion after your dry your feet off. Your feet will be smooth and awesome! Bye-bye, crusty feet!" —IdRatherBeAtTheBeach🏝

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    11. A multipurpose cleaning paste that'll save you so much time — it'll tackle stubborn stains on your stove, bathroom sink, and more messy surfaces. You can even use it to clean dirty pots and pans! No more scrubbing and wiping for hours.

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    This all-purpose and vegan paste is great for removing rust, hard-water stains, grease, and more messes around home! To use, just apply it to a surface with a damp cloth, gently rub it in, rinse it off with water, and polish the area with a dry cloth.

    Promising review: "Found this product on TikTok. I don’t think I’ve ever seen value like I do this product! Literally use it on EVERYTHING! Kids and teens have dirt, grime, and grease on their walls? ...This will make it look like a new paint job. Baseboards need some love? A pea-size amount of this makes them look brand new. Need a shoe cleaner? PERFECT for sneakers. I could name a million more uses, but I can ASSURE you this is worth every penny. What’s more? You need so LITTLE of this product, it will last a VERY long time. Thank you, TikTok!" —Rachel in CLT

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

    12. A set of five-rung pants hangers for all your leggings, jeans, and pants. Instead of throwing them on a closet shelf, you can neatly hang them up in your closet. Just slide them in from the top thanks to each hanger's open-ended shape!

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    Promising review: "I am impressed! I absolutely love these hangers. I have more space and I can actually see more in my closet, I’m able to put outfits together and dress on a whole different level!! I am buying more right now! Definitely worth my money!" —Titania

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors and also a set of six).

    13. A top-rated acne oil so you can minimize face breakouts without sacrificing hydration. Packed with blue tansy, black cumin seed, rose hip, and tamanu oils, this skin treatment reduces the appearance of acne scars and acts as a shield against future pimples.

    Blume

    You can use this oil on individual acne spots *or* mix it with your daily moisturizer to treat acne spots on larger areas like your cheeks, chin, and forehead.

    Blume is a female-founded business known for their eco-friendly skincare and period-care products. From wellness boxes to cute heat packs, Blume offers soothing self-care essentials that'll help you relax at home.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this oil. Have tried so many things over the years for hormonal acne on my chin. This has just about cleared up my skin, and when I do get a blemish it looks so much better the next morning. Goes away much more quickly. Miracle product." —Elane M.

    Get it from Blume for $28 (save 20% when you subscribe).

    14. A bag handle holder that'll make sure your precious groceries don't end up all over the sidewalk in transit. Carry multiple bags at a time without cramping up your shoulder, arms, and fingers.

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    Each of these handles can support up to 80 pounds at a time, aka multiple shopping bags filled with produce, paper towel rolls, and other household stuff! Reviewers say these handles work great for reusable shopping bags as well; you can carry several of them on a handle without dropping them.

    Promising review: "Like a lot of reviewers I’ve read on here, I do not like to make more than one trip packing my groceries home and up multiple floors. So to be able to load up multiple bags with a nicely cushioned handle that does not cut into your fingers is definitely a game changer!" —Murdog

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A pack of plant food spikes because your green babies need the proper nutrients to thrive indoors and avoid wilting. This fertilizer can be used for all kinds of of plants like house crotons, ferns, and spider plants and takes the stress out of plant care.

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    Promising review: "These are the best supplements for your plants. The fertilizer sticks are easy to use; you just push them into the soil and water. Your plants will flourish once you start feeding them these little guys. I highly recommend this product for happy, healthy plants and for plant owners who don't want to repot!" —Crystal

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $2.98.

    16. A dual hair dryer and brush that'll dry *and* style your 'do at the same time. Its three heat settings will get to work on wet hair, while its rounded edges and an oval brush design increase volume and curl your ends.

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    Promising review: "OH MY LANTA. PURCHASE THIS NOW. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT. I found this one TikTok and saw the gal's review and had to buy it. I have thick hair and this dries my hair in less than 15 minutes. PLUS I don’t have to fuss with a straightener or a curling iron if I don’t want to!! It leaves my hair so soft and shiny and gives it SO MUCH VOLUME! I recommend this to ANYONE I talk to about it. Seriously my favorite styling tool. Seriously so in love." —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $46.89+ (available in seven styles).

    17. A makeup brush–cleansing shampoo because your makeup brushes are in need of a deep clean. If they're coated in blush, eyeshadow, or foundation, this paraben-free formula will help remove stubborn makeup and keep bristles smooth.

    on the left, a reviewer's makeup brush looking dirty and on the right, the same cleaning brush now looking clean
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    This makeup brush shampoo is water based, hypoallergenic, and contains plant-based ingredients. 

    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes, I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and used it with a makeup brush spinner (I used the Mevolic one), and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterwards! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to breakout when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner and the brush spinner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using them." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $6.51.

    18. A cleansing wrinkle cream that'll help get your doggo's skin folds squeaky clean. If your squishy-faced pup, aka a bulldog, Frenchie, or pug, is prone to itchiness and tearstains, this gentle paste will help remove grime and soothe irritated spots.

    before photo of a bulldog with dark brown stains in their skin folds and irritated skin next to an after photo of the same dog whose skin folds are now white like their fur and their skin is not red and irritated
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    Promising review: "This cream is the miracle worker. My 2-year-old English bulldog had yeast in his wrinkles. I cleaned every day with hydrogen peroxide but it didn't clear it up. It just kept it from getting worse. Then I used a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar but nothing. I also used the products from the Natural Dog Company but my bully hated the smell. One night I came across this product. I was desperate and decided to give it a try. Within 24 hours of using Squishface I noticed a huge difference. Within 48 hours it was almost gone. By 72 hours it had cleared up. I clean his face before bed and apply the cream. I only use once a day and that was enough for us. I can't say my bully loves it because seriously, what bully likes having their wrinkles cleaned? He tolerates it and I love that it worked for us. It has no smell to it, it's natural, and it WORKS!" —KS92

    Get it from Amazon for $20.67.

    19. A cooktop-cleaning kit because the burned food on your stove is an eyesore and a pain to remove, but this makes it easy! It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a cleaning pad, and a scraper that'll gently eliminate stains without causing damage. 

    Before and after of reviewer's crusted stovetop looking shiny and clean thanks to the cleaner
    Another burner on the same reviewer's stove that had burned on food bits that were totally removed with the cleaner

    Use this trio on a variety of smooth cooktop ranges, including ceramic, glass, halogen, and more!

    Promising review: "I had tried four different cleaners before discovering this one and I wish I would have found it sooner! All of that caked-on liquid that runs out of the pans and burns into the stove top while you’re cooking?? This removes all of it. It doesn’t scratch your glass top stove top and it leaves it looking brand new. I won’t ever buy another cleaner — this is it for me!" —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    20. A pack of AirPod putty cleaners to carefully remove all the gross gunk from your AirPods. Gently press a flexible square into one of your AirPod speakers, peel it off, and you'll be amazed to see all the earwax it picks up! (Peep at the amazing results below to see just how much earwax and debris could be lurking on your headphones...🤢)

    Blue square with lots of ear wax on it that was removed from an AirPod speaker
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    Cleaning tech gadgets (including AirPods) can be tricky, so use one of these putty cleaners instead of harsh cleaners or cloths to get the job done!

    Promising review: "I was shocked by how well these cleaned my AirPods after the first try!! Nothing else works as well! I used the AirSquares to clean inside my case as well. Will be buying again" —Amazon Customer

    Get 24 from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. A set of shoulder-protecting pads that you can slip right onto bra straps to prevent chafing and digging. If your shoulder is always irritated after wearing a bra, these little tools will be a holy grail and crate a comfy barrier between bra straps and your skin.

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    Promising review: "I cannot believe how lucky I am to have finally found this product. I was having lunch with my friends and asked if anybody else had a perfect bra whose straps didn't always fall off their shoulders. The answer was not a bra but these strap holders that hug your shoulders comfortably and are easy to use by enclosing it around your bra straps. They then can be used with any bra! Oh my goodness, I am telling everyone I know about them!" —momzart

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.98.

    22. Two pairs of foot masks so good, you'll question if they're actually some sort of magic: Slide them on for 60 minutes, wash your feet, and watch layers of dead skin peel off your tootsies. Yesss to baby-soft skin and no calluses!

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    Promising review: "My feet have never felt softer! I do recommend wearing socks often, otherwise your couch and blankets will be covered in sloughed-off skin! No pain or discomfort. I love it!" —Nicole C

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $19.95.

    23. A ribbed halter top with a built-in bra that'll keep your chest comfy and supported without underwire. This wardrobe essential is anything but basic, because it can be worn alone or under any cardigan, flannel, or lightweight jacket.

    Klassy Network

    Klassy Network is a woman-owned business that sells stylish blouses, swimwear, eyewear, and their well-known Brami top, aka a top that provides amazing support and doesn't require a bra underneath!

    My colleague Chantel Turner discovered this top on TikTok and said: "*I* wish that every top I owned was a Brami top so I could trash all of my traditional bras. I own a few of their shirts in different styles and they are absolutely amazing! Somehow the shirts provide the support of a bra without you having to actually wear a bra. It feels extremely comfortable." Read more of her Brami top review (it's number 17).

    Promising review: "I totally love these Brami halter tops. Being a cup size C, not having to wear a bra was almost impossible for me. With the Brami I am so happy that I do not have to use a bra plus still keep my boobs in place. These are so versatile that I use them everywhere, all the time, even to do yoga. I just love them!" —Klassy Network

    Get it from Klassy Network for $39.99 (available in sizes XS–3XL and nine colors).

    24. A box of wart-removing pads so you can bid farewell to the annoying, cauliflower-like warts on your fingers and toes. These medicated bandages can be used to treat finger and plantar warts.

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    Just apply one of these pads to the wart and repeat every two days until the wart is fully removed from the affected area! They're also cushioned *and* waterproof, so you won't have to worry about them feeling uncomfortable or getting wet during treatment.

    Promising review: "This stuff works! I’ve never had a wart in my life! At first I thought it was a small callus but as months went by it was getting larger. I started to google and realized I had a plantar wart on my thumb! Eww, embarrassing! So I got the freeze off and thought 'This has to work!' Nope! I tried the freeze off three times and nothing! I than realized the same thing was happening on my other thumb, a small callus but I knew that the wart had spread! Now I was desperate to get rid of them and knew I had waited too long! Bought the invisible strips and it removed my small wart in four days and my big wart in eight!! I couldn’t believe it. I left strips on for two days then pulled back the dead skin with a cuticle clipper and reapplied! My bigger wart was a little tougher to removed and I had irritated my skin trying to cut it out, so I left it alone for few days before reapplying strip and by the second 48-hour treatment, it was gone! I thought my skin would be damaged but it looks like nothing was ever there!" —Audrey N.

    Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96.

    25. A pack of colorful claw clips to make styling hair less of a project. Create a '90s-inspired 'do and prevent loose strands from falling in front of your face.

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    Promising review: "I have medium-length, THICK hair and these hold my hair with zero problem. I love the smooth, matte finish on them, too! I suffer from headaches and migraines and these don’t cause any issues. They’re a tight grip without feeling that way. No tugging or pulling." —Taylor Bybee

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six colors).

    26. A small device that'll keep track of your doggo's meals, because life gets busy and you really don't want to ask your partner, family member, or roommate if they fed your pet for the millionth time. It also comes in handy if you're the only one watching your fur baby and need to double-check.

    reviewer holding feeding device tracker
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    It comes with little slots you can slide for a.m. and p.m. times throughout the week, so you'll always know if you need to refill your dog's food and drink bowls.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us who were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.67.

    27. A sushi-making kit to help you ~roll~ the perfect combo of salmon, avocado, and cucumber in little time. It comes with a training frame, sushi mat, roll cutter, and stick rice paddle to transform your counter into a cool DIY sushi bar.

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    Promising review: "I made sushi with my 10-year-old sister and I was prepared for the worst mess of my life, but it was actually really easy and the sushi was delicious. It was a quick cleanup, too — just rinsed the equipment and there were no sticking issues. Great product!" —SM

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    28. A rose gold–toned rechargeable electric lighter for all the candles on your windowsill, dresser, and bathroom ledge that you want to light. It's easy to use and recharges itself within 10 minutes. No more clouds of smoke from matches (or setting off the smoke alarm) in your home.

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    BuzzFeed editor Emma Lord owns this and said: "This also comes in other pretty colors, but I am especially partial to this one because I bought it for my parents (their kitchen is entirely pink and one of my favorite places on Earth), and this was SO EASY to use — not to mention super safe! I'm a big weenie about fire (LOL, self-preservation) so I've always stuck to extended-arm gas lighters, but this is much better for the environment (plus cuter), so I feel a lot better about using it." Read her review of the Leejie electric lighter.

    Promising review: "Works like a charm. I saw this on a TikTok. Knew immediately that I needed it. I love candles and this is so much better than a match or lighter. It’s kept a charge for months. I use it several times a month." —dwhite3012

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors).

    29. A bracelet tool to help you hook stubborn jewelry clasps at the speed of light. Instead of numbing your fingers every time you put on a bracelet, you can use this small gadget to get the job done without discomfort.

    hand uses bracelet tool to loop together silver charm bracelet on wrist
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    Promising review: "This bracelet tool is awesome! I bought one for myself, almost 60-years-old, and my mother who is 85. They work great for both of us. We both had trouble fumbling with our bracelets to put them on and off! Now it takes all of about five seconds, if that long, now. We both love them and use them all the time. Now I can wear my charm bracelet anytime I want. This tool is a great size and fits in your purse, too. Would highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    30. A macramé fruit hammock for the pile of lemons, apples, and bananas taking over your kitchen counter. Hang it below a cabinet and you'll be amazed at how much room you'll have for your cooking appliances and utensils again.

    hand grabs orange out of white macrame fruit hammock hanging above kitchen counter
    Macra-YAY Macrame/Etsy

    Macra-YAY Macrame is an Indiana-based Etsy shop specializing in macramé accessories and home decor. 

    Promising review: "So easy to install and looks so cute hung. It definitely holds a lot of weight. I was afraid it wouldn’t, but I put apples and oranges on it and it’s held up fine. Also saves you counter space, which is why I chose this fruit hammock. Love it!" —Etsy Customer

    Get it from Macra-YAY Macrame on Etsy for $30.

    31. A drain clog remover tool that'll lift nightmarish gunks of hair from your bathroom drains. With a length of 19.7 inches, this baby fits down most sink and tub pipes and has claws that'll latch onto stubborn debris. It easily removes wads of hair, freeing up your blocked or slow drain. 

    hand holds drain clog remover tool with giant wad of hair over sink
    three pictures showing same drain clog remover going down sink and lifting up hair from it

    Promising review: "I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally five seconds later, I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. It's a grisly, messy, smelly, and oh so rewarding job." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $8.98

    32. A Luminoodle LED lighting strip to elevate your TV-watching experience. It provides a backlight setup, so you can enjoy sharper images, better color contrast, and less eyestrain.

    A reviewer's TV: hazier and too bright in some places before, and sharper and clearer with the backlighting after
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    It's so easy to apply, too: dust, wipe clean, and dry the back of your TV, lay out and trim the strip, peel off the tape, stick it onto your TV, and connect the USB attached to it to your TV.

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I thought it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and thought I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! It supposedly relieves eyestrain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can't comment on that." —Rgd18

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven sizes and styles).

    33. A shirt folder because putting away clothes is a time suck and results in crammed drawers. Grab this nifty board and turn your lumpy tees into almost perfect squares every time with a few quick flips.

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    Promising review: "I love it! It's given me a lot more drawer space, and cut the time spent doing laundry in half. Way more durable than the DIY ones made of cardboard that are floating around on the internet, and well worth the money. Added bonus: My 8-year-old actually likes folding her own clothes now!" —Shelbi

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    34. Glossier's Boy Brow + Generation G Duo that'll come to the rescue if you need to do your makeup on the go. A brow pomade will instantly groom unruly eyebrows and a sheer matte lipstick will give your lips a just blotted look. And both easily fit in a cosmetics bag!

    Glossier

    Promising review: "Eyebrows that don't show up in pictures are no more! I have a thin, light-haired eyebrow, but the idea of 'putting on' eyebrows every day just didn't feel like me. Boy Brow is perfect! It brushes on easily and gives a very natural appearance, perfectly darkened and thickened brows. Add the semi-matte, but not dry, perfect hint of color lippy and the finish was easy and light." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $30.

    35. A bug bite suction tool because the last thing you want is a pesky mosquito bite, chigger bite, or beesting to get in the way of your hiking or camping trip. It'll remove some of the gross insect saliva and venom, and you can take it on the go if you're going camping or hiking.

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    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I’m amazed by this product. I saw it on TikTok and I usually get bit by mosquitos a lot during the summer so I thought I would try it. After a few suctions it was like the mosquito bite was never there." —Ryan

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

    36. A two-pack of stainless-steel tongue cleaners that'll top off your daily oral hygiene routine: If your tongue looks grimy and is turning a questionable color, this small tool will scrape away all the gross gunk lodged in it.

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    Promising review: "Unfortunately I, like many, suffer from bad breath and have tried so many things to stop it. I read that sometimes it's the germs on your tongue that can cause it, so I went crazy trying to brush my tongue. Of course we all know how that ends — gagging, watery eyes, and it still looks like that gross film is on your tongue. This product is really easy to use and I can get very far back on my tongue without activating my gag reflex. Also, it doesn't have the feeling like brushing with a toothbrush does. This cleaner just glides across my tongue, taking all the icky germs and bad breath with it. I love my nice new fresh breath and bolster of confidence!" —jordan

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.97.

    37. A sunrise simulation alarm clock you'll want to use when the days get shorter. This wake-up light gradually shifts from dark red to bright yellow, so you can stop hitting the snooze button and get out of bed. It may be 6 a.m., but at least you won't be a zombie.

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    Promising review: "I get up really early for work and forcing my body to accept that it's time to wake up when it's still pitch black outside has always been a struggle for me. I've been using this alarm clock for the last two weeks and it's made such a huge difference in my mornings. I set it for gradual brightness with bird sounds and no longer feel like my sleep is interrupted. It feels like I'm naturally waking up to sun coming through my window. I didn't expect a little alarm clock could change my mood so much." —Evelini

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98.

    38. And a bottle of Drop It that'll remove sulfates and tannins from your glass of vino in just 20 seconds, so you can sip on Chardonnay or Merlot without annoying allergy symptoms or a post-wine-night headache.

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    Unlike disposable wine wands, a single bottle of this remover is good for up to 55 glasses of vino. It's recommended that you use one to two drops for a glass of white wine, two to three drops for a glass of red wine, and seven to nine drops for an entire bottle of wine. Just add the proper amount of drops to a glass of wine, gently swirl the wine for 20 seconds, and you're good to drink it!

    Promising review: "I became really sensitive to wine in my 30s and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem whatsoever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes, and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (also available in multipacks).

    That feeling when you find an affordable product that gets the job done:

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