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    33 Things That Are Heavy Lifters

    Products that put in the work so you don't have to. ๐Ÿ’ช

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    1. A touchless vacuum that'll make your dust pan look like it's straight outta the Stone Age. Say goodbye to the daunting, back-breaking task of bending over and trying to get every lust crumb swept up.,

    Like a vacuum, you'll have to empty it every now and then. It's fairly compact, so you can keep it tucked away in a closet or against a wall in your kitchen without it being too obnoxious.

    Promising review: "Iโ€™ve used this product for a few months now and itโ€™s amazing! The suction on it is really strong. (I was actually shocked when I put my hand down there).. It is a bit loud. (Like a vacuum cleaner) but thatโ€™s normal for what this is. I have two kids and two goldens and the hair and dirt is a lot and this machine is just amazing! Wish I would've bought one years ago." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $139 (available in two colors).

    2. Or, a splurge-worthy robot vacuum to do all of the dirty work for you. With the press of a couple buttons to set its cleaning schedule, this thing will be off and running โ€” sucking up pesky crumbs and pet hair so you can finally walk barefoot again.,

    Promising review: "Just swept and vacuumed my house yesterday and ran the Roomba for 20 minutes today, LOOK how much hair it found. In 20 minutes! I was on the fence about buying it and SO glad I did. Just got it today but so far so good! Itโ€™s amazing!" โ€”Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $249 (originally $279.99).

    3. A dryer lint brush, because even though you clean out the lint trap *every* time, there's likely SO much more hiding in your dryer gap and exhaust port. This tool is practically the only way to safely get all that yuckiness out, and will leave you feeling like your clothes are extra clean the next time you dry a load.

    reviewer photo showing the dryer lint brush next to a pile of dust and lint on their dryer

    Promising review: "Work perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazard and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." โ€”Winged Wolf

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.45.

    4. A batter dispenser you can use to make perfect pancakes every ๐Ÿ‘ single ๐Ÿ‘ time ๐Ÿ‘. Gone are the days of using a measuring cup and dripping batter all over your stove top.

    reviewer photo showing person making pancakes with the tool

    You can also use it for cupcakes, too!

    Promising review: "Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that's even a double mess . So we searched Amazon to find something that would help us out, and lo and behold, we found this gadget. We read the reviews and were very impressed. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess. We will recommend this to our family and friends and anybody else we talk to in the world."โ€”Jim Hudson

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. Speaking of, a glass cooktop cleaner that'll wipe away grease and burned food, leaving your stovetop looking shinier than when you bought it โ€” with minimal effort required.

    My snowbird grandparents have been sending me to check on their summer home occasionally while they quarantine in Florida, so I've had the fun job of shoveling snow off their deck and finagling a million envelopes out of their overstuffed mailbox over the past few months. On my most recent visit I decided to stay for a few days, and was intent on cooking myself a lavish meal. Well, I've never really used an electric stove before and, I don't know WHAT I did, but there were giant streaks and marks all over it after I was done. I tried everything to get them off, and I am definitely NOT overreacting! I finally mustered up the courage to tell my grandparents I ruined their stove, only for them to break out in laughter. Grandma instructed me to use get this cleaner below the sink and, well, the rest is history. It literally wiped the streaks away before my eyes. Magic.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    6. A pack of sheet suspender straps to keep your sheets pulled nice and tight so you don't have to waste extra time straightening them out in the morning.

    Promising review: "Definitely a convenience! They are of good quality, and they do what they claim to do. You just set it and forget it. No more having to readjust the sheet when it slips off from the corners of the bed, especially on an adjustable base! Just buy it!" โ€”Jesus Gonzalez

    Get them from Amazon for $9.96.

    7. An ear-and-nose trimmer that'll snip away any unwanted hairs with ease. News flash! โ€” using a full-sized pair of scissors to trim things up is quite dangerous.๐Ÿ‘ƒโœ‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‚,

    Promising review: "At what point do we look in the mirror and see nose hairs? I donโ€™t know; but I do admit trying to attempt nose surgery with very sharps scissors when I started noticing them staring back at me in the mirror. These clippers easily and painlessly trim those reckless nostril locks into shape. Buy them." โ€”Juliet

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. A handy garlic mincer, because getting the smell of garlic off your fingers is low-key impossible?? This does all the work for ya, and will help keep your fingers free from cuts and smells.

    Promising review: "I love this garlic mincer! It is so easy and actually fun to use! No more slicing my finger tips or nails with a knife! It minces garlic much better than I can do with a knife. It is great for people who have arthritis because you donโ€™t need to squeeze anything. Just drop the garlic cloves in, shut the lid and roll on the counter. How easy is that?" โ€”NHM

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. A toilet bowl ring remover that'll have your porcelain throne shining bright like a diamond ๐Ÿ’Ž (even if it's been a while since you cleaned it last). No need to waste time with old brushes and tons of cleaning chemicals.

    reviewer photo showing toilet half cleaned with the pumice cleaning tool

    Promising review: "When we bought our previously owned condo, all three of the toilets had a permanent dark ring. I must have tried at least six different cleaning products that claimed to eliminate rings. None worked. I was actually considering buying new toilets as the ring was embarrassing to me. A friend recommended the pumice toilet bowl ring remover and I was prepared to be disappointed again. But it worked perfectly. The ring is gone on all three toilets and it only took a few minutes per toilet. I don't know when I have ever been so totally satisfied with a product. It just saved me a whole lot of money and I am no longer embarrassed by the appearance of my toilets." โ€”lynn mcdonald

    Get it from Amazon for $10.58.

    10. And, a Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning stamp to *keep* your toilet shining bright, without ever having to get too far in there with a nasty ol' cleaning brush.

    A hand stamping the circle of gel in the toilet
    Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how theyโ€™d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! Theyโ€™re super interesting but they do the job." โ€”Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97.

    11. A windshield cover that'll make scraping the snow and ice off of your car SO much easier. All you've gotta do is peel it off and, boom, you'll be on your way. โ„๏ธ๐Ÿš—

    Promising review: "I just recently bought this product and it definitely lives up to my expectations. It has been windy all day and it has stayed on no problem. I have a Chevy sonic and it completely covers the windshield. I'd expect it to fit a much larger windshield, too. It keeps the snow off." โ€”Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $13.60.

    12. A self-cleaning litter box to automatically remove waste for you, which means you don't have to scoop, clean, or refill it for weeks at a time. Your kitties will love it, too.

    reviewer photo showing two kittens alongside the self-cleaning litter box

    Each litter box comes with a pre-portioned package of litter that you pour into the tray. After the tray's sensor detects that your cat has left the box, it will clean the tray in 5, 10, or 20 minutes, depending on which setting you choose. When the tray is full, simply remove it and dispose of it.

    Promising review: "This is a really great idea for busy people such as myself. I love cats, but not their litter box. This one is really odor free and does all the dirty work. You will love it. I recommend it to all cat lovers It is a time-saver as well." โ€”Coco

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95.

    13. An upholstery stain extractor that'll restore your car seats once and for all. That iced coffee you spilled last week? Don't sweat it. This spray will come to your rescue.

    reviewer photo showing their car seat badly stained and then looking almost completely new after using the stain removing spray

    It works great on carpet, too!

    Promising review: " need to just buy this. The result was just from one treatment of scrubbing with a brush I bought from Dollar Tree. These stains were left by the kiddos over the course of four years. I plan on giving it another scrub and hopefully all the stains will lift. I did not dilute the formula as much but the next round I will since the stains are pretty much lifted." โ€”Anyalie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A microwave pasta cooker for perfectly al dente pasta in 15 minutes or less. If you're someone who thinks cooking pasta is still too much work, then this product will probably be life-changing.

    reviewer photo showing perfectly cooked pasta in the pasta maker

    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures and this microwave pasta cooker helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti either with normal Prego-type sauce or sometimes just with butter and Romano cheese sprinkled on. But I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps and a big clean up afterward. This cooker is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti. It's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta. The pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap since there's no big pot, no colander, and no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta." โ€”Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A detangling brush that'll glide right through even the most stubborn coils.

    Promising review: "I was so tired of waiting around for the other brush like this by Felicia Leatherwood to become available. I found this and it's perfect. If you have super coily 4C African American hair, this is the detangle brush for you." โ€”S. Mangin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.66 (available in four colors).

    16. A bottle of Leather Honey you can use to restore that dingy sofa you just snagged on Facebook Marketplace. All you need is a scrubbing brush and a little elbow grease for the honey to work its magic. ๐Ÿฏ

    Promising review: "I bought a sorta white leather sectional for $150 stained and dirty but no major wear or tears. Well the pictures tell it all! It took at least three cycles of gentle scrubbing and wiping off raised dirt and a little extra for bad stains! A lot of elbow grease but holy crap! Super nice couch now!" โ€”iPoutside365

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    17. Bissell Stomp & Go Cleaning Pads that might be the most fun cleaning product you'll ever buy. Just lay these little sheets on your carpet and stomp your heart out to activate their cleaning power โ€” the stains will disappear before your eyes.

    reviewer photo showing cleaning pads on their carpet and visibly cleaner spots where the pads have already been applied

    Promising review: "These things saved me from replacing my entire upstairs carpet! We had already replaced one section before finding these and were worried weโ€™d have to replace another section at a cost of $3,000. Stomp and leave it for 24 hours and I was amazed to see my carpet was its original light cream color. I now stock a box of these and have told every one of my pet-owning friends about them. Iโ€™ll never spend hours scrubbing the floor or carpet shampooing again!" โ€”findingk8

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    18. Some good ol' Goo Gone to rid any surface of, well, goo. It's not worth breaking a nail trying to get labels and stickers off. Let this do it for you instead.

    Promising review: "At least two years ago, someone ripped off knock-off command strips on the back of my bathroom door that they had used to hold up one of those cheap $5 full-body mirrors. After that long, they were yellowed, black-edged, and practically solidified into the door. This stuff took minimal elbow grease, and about two minutes to remove all six patches. I also used it to remove some dried depilating wax from a travel chest. Works well, you don't need a lot, and I highly recommend." โ€”Maite

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    19. A super-affordable mascara that goes on easy and will give you that false-eyelash effect without any of the hassle involved in actually applying them.

    reviewer photo showing the false lash on one eye and the other without

    Promising review: "Guys....I saw this in a BuzzFeed article and wanted to give it a shot. I was BLOWN AWAY! This mascara does a better job than anything Iโ€™ve used before. And Iโ€™m talking $29.99 Benefit Mascara from Sephora. I usually do about two to three coats and holy wow my lashes are full... Iโ€™ve honestly never been happier with a product from Amazon and Iโ€™ll continue buying this for years to come! The only small downside it that if youโ€™re sweating then it will smudge a bit by the eyebrows depending on how much youโ€™ve put on." โ€”Samantha Worman

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    20. A bidet because, why not!? The technology exists for a reason and we should all be taking advantage of it. Better a machine do it than you yourself.

    product photo showing the bidet attached to a toilet

    Promising review: "The bidet has been around forever and I'm kind of lazy and like the idea of having someone or something do the wiping for me. I own a fleet of cleaning robots after all, how is this different? Let me tell you, my backside is super clean. I use TP to dry and it comes up clean every time. That is a lovely feeling. I give it a 10 of 10 and need another for the other bathroom." โ€”chaas

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A tub of cleaning wipes that can tackle even the messiest of messes. Grease, paint, permanent marker, nail polish, pet stains... You name it, these wipes can handle it.

    You can use these on almost any surface, including leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, and metal.

    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!" โ€”Suze

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $13.98.

    22. A set of smart plugs so you can simply say, "Alexa, please turn off the light," because your significant other is completely over having to get out of bed and do it every night.

    If you don't have an Alexa, these also work with the Gosund app available for download on iPhones and Androids.

    Promising review: "Love these! They have made my life so much easier. I have three lamps and one fan connected to each other. Now, I donโ€™t have to get out of my comfy bed when I forget to turn off something downstairs! Wooo! Tip: Make sure you download the BLUE app (not the green one!) and then the set-up is super easy and quick." โ€”Patricia

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (available in a four-pack)

    23. A pack of Goodwipes that are nothing short of a "shower in a wipe" โ€” perfect for those days when the energy for rinsing off is just not there.

    Goodwipes body wipes are 100% biodegradable, plant-based, and hypoallergenic.

    Promising review: "I LOVE the way these smell. I'm tempted to use them even after I shower, but they smell so much like a body spray I have, I use it instead. These are so easy and convenient to use for travel and mid-day just to freshen up. I love that they're large enough for full-body use, AND they have a kinda scrubby side and a flat side, so if you need a bit more refreshing one day, you can get a slight 'scrub' in, especially when you're out and about. It's great on my face, too. The scent is wonderful and light. Sounds weird, but in the Georgia heat and humidity, these are a must if you're spending much time outside doing activities. Great product! Will definitely reorder!! Thanks!!!" โ€”Fluffyluggage

    Get a 60-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    24. And a bottle of Batiste dry shampoo, guaranteed to make greasy hair days a thing of the past. How might that be, you ask? Well, its waterless formula absorbs dirt and grease upon contact, leaving your hair looking like you just shampooed, conditioned, and repeated when, in reality, you just put some powder in your hair.

    reviewer photo showing

    Promising review: "I always come back... I try other dry shampoos! Really, I do!! But I always come back to Batiste! It is the only one that Iโ€™ve found that does everything I want a dry shampoo to do. 1) gives volume, 2) absorbs the oil, 3) sprays well (I know that sounds crazy, but some of them come out in a tiny stream! Batiste spreads!), 4) smells good with lots of options, 5) isnโ€™t filmy! (Like hairspray! Yuck!) So trust me, I have tried SO many others... I always come back to Batiste." โ€”Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

    25. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that make cleaning your water bottles and tumblers less of a headache. If you're the person who just "rinses out" their reusable water bottle once a month with more water, then your bottle is likely filled with unwanted bacteria and grime. ๐Ÿฆ 

    a stained mug before, during, and after cleaning tablets have been inserted, revealing mug is stain-free after use

    These tablets put in all the elbow grease so you don't have to. No scrubbing, stirring, or washing โ€” simply drop them in your bottle with some water and *poof* all the bacteria and grime is gone. They're also biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "I have achieved this level of clean by hard scrubbing with tons of vinegar and baking soda, but these tablets just pop in and do all the hard work for you. I drink tea every day but it stains my cup. This has infinitely extended the life of my mugs." โ€”Erin Fleming

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    26. Toaster bags for anyone who LOVES grilled cheeses but has absolutely no skill (or patience) when it comes to properly making one. All you have to do is assemble the sandwich and toss it in one of these bags โ€” your toaster will do the rest.


    Promising review: "I really thought this was going to be a waste of money, but I gave it a shot and I am so glad I did. The best little invention. Very convenient and super easy to use!" โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+.

    27. A rechargeable electric lighter so you can stop burning yourself trying to light candles whose wicks are on their last legs.

    Promising review: "If you're looking for an easy way to light candles, look no further. I've had this thing for a couple months now and I've only had to charge it once! I got tired of using matches and regular lighters to light the candles around my apartment and was initially going to buy one of those elongated neck lighters with the trigger. Thank goodness I decided to go with this electric lighter instead. Easy to use, no gas or fuel required, and the battery lasts a long time. Also, it's super convenient to not have to tilt each candle in order to light it! Highly recommend if you're looking for the easiest way to light candles!" โ€”Matt S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    28. A self-watering pot and reservoir that minimizes the work involved in being a loving, caring plant parent. All you need to do is fill the reservoir and place the black planter inside โ€” your plant baby will take in only as much water as it needs, when it needs it.

    The planters also help ward off pesky insects.

    Promising review: "I ordered six of these pots originally for my African violet babies and they worked out very well! They're plain which is what I want, clean-looking, and easy to use. Other reviews said they are cheap. They are not. I would rather pay $16-ish for six pots than spend over $80 for pots at my local high-priced garden center (in colors I don't even like). These are also perfect for giving as gifts. I have so many babies now that all of my friends are getting one for the holidays! They also give you a free pair of gardening gloves with your order which is cool!" โ€”Karen Bailey

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $13.55+ (available in two sizes).

    29. An egg cooker designed to impressively cook six hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or poached eggs in under 10 minutes. If you think boiling eggs is a guessing game, have you ever tried poaching them?? This contraption takes out all the confusion โ€” no whirlpools or vinegar required.

    product photo showing egg cooker cooking poached eggs

    Promising review: "It's super easy to use and then just walk away. I love not having to wonder if the eggs are ready or not. It has different settings depending on how you would like them cooked. Would totally buy this again!" โ€”Snorkelmom

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    30. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets so you can wash your colored *and* white laundry in the same load. Like, who actually wants to sit around and sort their clothes?? Not me. Big no. These are a win.

    reviewer photo showing a Shout sheet that absorbed red dye from the wash

    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!" โ€”Shannon Schneider

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $9.94 or Subscribe & Save for $9.44.

    31. A wet-to-straight hair straightener that does exactly what it sounds like, which means you no longer have to exert the effort of drying AND straightening your hair. We love a two-for-one deal.

    Promising review: "Iโ€™m pleasantly surprised by this straightener! My trusty Chi finally died after 7+ years and I really didnโ€™t feel like forking out a ton to replace it. When I found this one, the 'wet to straight' feature seemed too good to be true, but I wanted to give it a shot because of the good reviews and extremely reasonable price. It really does work! I notice it does take a little longer than straightening dry hair (which was expected) but itโ€™s really awesome to not have to wait until my hair is completely dry to style it. Even if it only lasts me a year I would feel as though I got my moneyโ€™s worth and would gladly purchase again!" โ€”SBCG

    Get it from Amazon for $29.10+ (available in two sizes).

    32. A pack of Avarelle Acne Cover Patches to zap away zits overnight and help prevent picking, which can lead to scars or even more acne. You literally apply the patch and when you wake up the next morning, *poof* โ€” the sebum is sucked right out.

    Promising review: "WOW I am shocked. Iโ€™ve been traveling a lot and have been having more hormonal breakouts. I get painful red pimples. Iโ€™ve used this on a stubborn side mouth/chin pimples And the redness and pain has gone down significantly! With only a couple uses. I am blown away. This product is amazing. Would recommend. Even to try, with this price and what I have seen it is worth it!!" โ€”Mimixoxolove

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    33. And, a crab spoon holder that's quite literally a heavy-weight champion. It's meant to prop open the lid of your pot to release steam, as well as give you a place to rest your spoon without making a mess.

    reviewer photo showing the crab spoon holder attached to a pot, holding a wooden spoon while also propping the lid open for steam

    Promising review: "Probably the coolest holder I have ever seen. Bought it for my wife and she loves it and thinks it's 'cute.' I laugh when I look at it! Hangs on all of our pots and pans, stays cool. Easy to clean and looks awesome. Great addition to any kitchen. Works great, does exactly what it is intended to do!" โ€”Logan E.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.80.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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