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    36 Minimal Effort Products That'll Actually Deliver Next-Level Results

    A corn butter knife, a carpet-cleaning solution, and more easy-to-use things that'll get the job done.

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    1. A Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp if you have to ~wing it~ and create a cat-eye look in minutes. You can use this little tool to steadily apply eyeliner at the corners of your eyes. And it stays in place all day long (no touch-ups required).

    2. A corn butter knife because spreading butter on a fresh cob will be less of a hassle. Instead of struggling with a slippery utensil, you can use this contoured tool to coat every kernel with minimal effort. 🌽

    yellow and silver curved tool evenly rubs butter slice across fresh corn cob

    3. A carpet-cleaning solution you'll adore because it cleans *and* deodorizes carpets simultaneously and spares you from calling a professional carpet cleaner. If your pet had an accident or you tracked mud into the house, just use it with a carpet-cleaning machine and say buh-bye to nasty odors and stubborn stains.

    On the left, a pink carpet looking brown and dirty, and on the right, the same carpet now cleaner and entirely pink

    4. 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 and you can't book a pedicure appointment, this cheese grater–like tool can help you out!

    5. A moisture meter that'll help you worry less about watering your plant babies too little or too much. Stick the 7.7-inch probe into any plant to get a water reading at root level and you'll know right away if it's too wet, too dry, or just right.

    6. A facial applicator brush to make applying skincare treatments a breeze and less time-consuming. With soft bristles and a sturdy handle, you'll be *painting* masks and serums on your face like a pro without getting your fingers covered in product.

    Reviewer holding spatula up to face

    7. Glossy marble contact paper for an easy kitchen revamp that doesn't require pricy renovations. Clean your countertops, apply this self-adhesive paper to them, smooth out any bubbles, and you'll have a "new" cooking space.

    8. Portable soap paper sheets you'll adore for road trips and running errands, especially if you have to use a public bathroom and there's no soap in sight. Just place one in your hands, drop some water on it to form suds, and your hands will get squeaky clean in seconds.

    9. A sock organizer so you can get your laundry done fast and not deal with missing pieces of clothing: just clip individual socks onto this cord, place it in the washing machine or dryer, and you won't waste time trying to find each sock's mate after a load is completed.

    model holding up a string of clipped socks that are going into the washing machine

    10. 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.

    BuzzFeed editor putting drops into glass of red wine
    The drop it bottle in editor's hand
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    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 1-2 drops for a glass of white wine, 2-3 drops for a glass of red wine, and 7-9 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 what so ever! 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 multi-packs).

    11. A set of makeup sponges for blending face makeup with ease. They can be used with BB cream, concealer, foundation, and powder-based formulas. No more streaks, smudging, or caking if you're trying to achieve a professional-level look.

    12. A bagless, touchless stationary vacuum so you can bid farewell to flimsy dustpans that make messes worse and not spend eternity cleaning. Just sweep debris towards this high-tech gadget and it'll instantly suck it up for you.

    13. A teeth-whitening pen that'll get your pearly whites in better shape without an expensive dentist appointment. Use this pen for a minute each day to get your teeth four to eight shades whiter and remove stubborn stains. 🦷

    a split image of a reviewer's teeth before and after using the whitening pen

    14. An Around The Bush bikini sheet mask to soothe your bikini line that's prone to dryness, razor burn, and ingrown hairs. Honey extract, niacinamide, and witch hazel help minimize irritation, so you can wear comfy underwear without saying "ouch!" post-shaving.

    Models with the oval sheet masks on their bikini lines

    15. A clip-on ring light that'll give you professional-quality lighting for photos and videos in any setting. Take amazing selfies and film well-lit Instagram Reels and TikToks with your smartphone, even if you're in a really dark room.

    16. 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.

    17. And Glossier's Boy Brow, which'll get your brows in fab shape even if it's been a while since you've tweezed them. It'll groom unruly hairs and give your arches an amazing glow-up with a powerhouse formula (lecithin, oleic acid, and soluble collagen) that'll fluff them up and hold them in place.

    on top: model's sparse brows before Boy Brow. on bottom, same model's brows without flyaways and looking slightly fuller after using Boy Brow

    18. A rust stain remover to tackle the toughest red spots ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. This spray formula gently breaks down nasty rust on the spot, sparing you from a lengthy bathroom cleaning session.

    19. A grooming glove you'll want to have on hand for a ~purrfect~ brushing session that won't leave clumps of hair on the floor: This small tool gently picks up shedded fur and gives your kitty a nice massage in the process.

    20. A T-shirt roll holder so you can creatively display your fave tees *and* neatly roll them up, instead of cramming them all into a drawer. Next time you're getting dressed and need a T-shirt, you'll easily be able to find it.

    a reviewer photo of a closed closet with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.

    21. A Takeya cold brew maker to give you amazing iced coffee. It's easy to use and will save you money (spending $5 on a cold brew frequently gets expensive). You can teach yourself how to be a barista without leaving your kitchen.

    22. A door draft stopper so you can stop hot air from leaving your home when its cold outside. Attach it to the bottom of your door and enjoy the warmth of your home for once. No more wearing layers of sweats and piling on the blankets.

    white door draft stopper on bottom of white door cracked open

    23. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil for annoying skin problems you've been trying to treat. Age spots, blemishes, and scarring are no match for this multitasking formula packed with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamins. Plus, it'll cut your skincare routine in half!

    Reviewer's before-and-after of broken-out cheek and then clear cheek with caption that says "just wow"

    24. Toilet fizzy bombs because your toilet is quite stinky and you need to freshen it up and stat. Toss one of these babies in the bowl and it'll leave behind a pleasant eucalyptus scent. They also contain baking soda that'll help eliminate stains and mask gross odors. 💩

    white toilet fizzy bombs next to wooden jar and eucalyptus leaves

    25. A snout soother stick for your doggo's chapped nose. This vegan balm contains hempseed oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E that help heal crusty and dry spots. Rub onto their snout two to three times a day for some relief.

    a before, during, and after photo showing a dog's nose looking less chapped with use of the snout soother stick

    26. A thin socket cover with an attached power strip, because with it you can *finally* push your couch against a wall without an awkward gap. If you're done dealing with a bulky plug or power strip, this small gadget can help.

    27. A pair of cleansing cuffs so you can get your face squeaky clean without water dripping all over your sleeves. Slip one on your wrist to avoid getting drenched during your skincare routine.

    a hand wearing the cuff, which looks like a soft oversized scrunchie and is catching the suds from face wash, preventing it from running down the model's arm

    28. A Wet & Forget shower cleaner that (gasp) you can literally spray and leave to clean for you. 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.

    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

    30. 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.

    31. 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.

    32. Disposable Houseplant Sticky Stakes for the annoying bugs taking over your precious plants. They're pesticide free and help attract and trap fruit flies, fungus gnats, thrips, and white flies indoors. Skip the fly swatter and use these instead if you're done dealing with tiny indoor insects.

    A customer review photo of the sticky paper filled with bugs

    33. A jewelry-cleaning pen to get your rings sparkling again, thanks to micro-fine cleansers that remove grime from small crevices. No more dull diamonds or dirty scuffs on your fave baubles and you'll be glad you didn't have to spend $$$ to get your jewelry polished.

    34. A spaghetti-measuring tool so you can whip up a mean pesto or tomato sauce dish without overdoing it on the pasta. Different-sized slots will help you determine the quantity you need and avoid using too much spaghetti.

    hands hold silver measuring tool with different-sized slots for dry spaghetti

    35. Microfiber makeup remover cloths that'll remove stubborn concealer, foundation, blush, and eye makeup with a little bit of water. Yes, I repeat *JUST WATER* — no greasy cleansers, harsh scrubbing, or wasting disposable wipes to get your face clean again.

    before and after photo of face with one side of spooky makeup and one side without makeup