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    27 Problem-Solving Products That’ll Probably Make You Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

    Just looking at these products soothes my chaotic energy.

    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. Reusable, food-safe silicone bags you can use to store leftovers, marinate meats and veggies, and even sous vide!


    These bags are freezer-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe. This bag is BPA-, PVC-, and latex-free.

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher-safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. Can withstand any temperature/microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky, they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices. My only complaint is the cost — they are the most expensive and I wish they offered a bulk discount. If they were cheaper I would use them for EVERYTHING (open cheese in cheese drawer, all snacks on the go, etc)." —Megan A.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in 13 colors).

    2. Charcoal shoe deodorizers to stuff into stinky shoes and rid them of odor-causing bacteria. Goodbye smelly shoe closet!

    Promising review: "These are a little wonder. I have waterproof steel toe boots that get worn about six hours a day and make my feet sweat like no other shoe I have worn. For the first time, a pair of my shoes smell and can't be kept in my closet. I am very active in sports and I wear numerous cleats and running shoes, those never smell, but these boots.... Yuck. Once I started putting these bags in after each use, and no more smell! I recommend highly." —M Hill

    Read our Moso shoe deodorizer review for more info.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. Toe separators that will stop painful bunions (and other pesky feet problems) from ruining your day.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely a godsend! It is a great alternative to bunion surgery. My second toe was creeping over my big toe and at times causing spasms. These have made all the difference in the world! I am a very satisfied customer. Worth every penny! They are very comfortable to wear even with your shoes or sandals on."—Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (three colors).

    4. A door knob organizer to store keys, glasses, phones, dog leashes, and more. If you have crippling "getting out the door" anxiety (ME), this may help!


    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    5. A happy mat silicone plate designed to stay in place, keep your kid's food neat and separated, and reduce messes from tipped bowls!


    This mat is 100% food-grade silicone; BPA-, BPS-, PVC-, lead- and phthalate-free.

    Promising review: "Saw this on Shark Tank and ordered it right away! It sticks to a table or hard surface very well, as long as it's placed over a solid piece. Easy to clean and harder for my kid to throw! Certainly not impossible as he figured out to peel the corner up, but it at least buys us another couple seconds when he's going to dump something." —Erin Emery

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (three colors).

    6. Dishwasher cleaning tablets to help things run as smoothly as possible, and keep your dishware looking brand new!

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $3.70.

    7. And water bottle-cleaning tablets that'll have you saying goodbye crusty, coffee-stained stainless steel and hello to rejuvenation!

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    8. Wood polish and conditioner to revive just about any wooden surface or furniture in your home. Reviewers swear by this for *sprucing up* kitchen cabinets, front doors, wood floors, and much more.


    This bb works hard to enhance the beauty and depth of grain on finished and unfinished wood.

    Promising review: "Very impressed so far. Just tried this stuff on one of our kitchen cabinets and it really did a nice job. The cabinets are 15-year-old cherry-stained hard work cabinets (oak, maybe?) and are scratched deeply in certain parts from the previous owner's dogs. Twenty minutes after applying this product and wiping it off, I can't complain at all about the results. It looks great in the picture, and even better in real life where you are not focusing on staring at imperfections. In addition to helping tremendously with the blemishes, it also leaves a nice glossy shine on the cabinets, making them look clean and fresh (not over the top glossy and fake). For the minimal price, I can't complain at all. Finally, I used about a 1/3 of an oz to do the 36" double base cabinets and the 36" wide drawer, so I believe the 16-ounce bottle will last quite a while." —Patrick Gallagher

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    9. An over-the-sink-colander for washing veggies and straining pasta the easy way. This baby has handles that collapse down and fold when not in use, and it's dishwasher-safe!


    Promising review: "This is awesome! Large enough for two pounds of pasta and lots of veggies. It's easy to clean and easy to fold. Spend a few extra bucks to get this vs. other colanders. The shape makes it easier to return contents to pots without mess on stove! Trust me! And it prevents pasta coming in contact with sink germs." —Kath B

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (four colors).

    10. Earwax removal drops that'll get the gunk out of your ears, minus all the hard work of *other* methods (glares at Q-tips).,

    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." —CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    11. A self-cleaning litter box and housing unit (sold separately) to turn the smelly, messy litter box into a self-cleaning, tidy space your cats will still adore.,

    Promising review: "I have three cats, and now I wonder why I waited so long to invest in this sort of product. I originally was looking at other brands, but the ratings were not very good. I was worried I would have picky cats that would choose not to use the new scary box but they all have loved it! As another reviewer said, I also purchased the Merry Products Cat Washroom to house the unit. It hides it perfectly, and it looks nice in a living area rather then trying to find a place to hide a box. Additionally, I also purchased a forever tray to use instead of having to repeatedly buy disposable trays. I also bought micro crystals that are easier on the paws (two of my kitties were rescued and had previously been declawed). If you have cats or even one cat, this really is a great product, and a good investment in your time and home." —Jessica Vaughn

    Get them from Amazon: the self-cleaning litter box for $139.95 and the housing unit for $122.09 (two colors).

    12. A suction-cup knife sharpener that'll sharpen just about any knife in your kitchen, with no danger of tipping over!

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    This babe features a double-sided buffer that sharpens your knife from both sides, and the suction cup base is strong enough to ensure a slip-free experience when in use!

    Promising review: "There can be a hundred products or more in this field and they ALL promise to do the job this little beaver does, but not to the lifelong quality of this one. I've been able to sharpen EVERY knife I've owned, including the ones handed down to me by my mother and father. This sharpener is extraordinary in quality, craftsmanship, and execution. When it ever does 'wear out,' I'll be right back here for another." —R. Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    13. An easy-empty dehumidifier to keep moisture and mold out of your room (no electricity or batteries required).


    Promising review: "Product works great. My car got broken into when I was on vacation and the thief decided to lower my windows (yay). Well, it rained and my car stunk and was always damp. I tried many things to get the moisture out without much success, so I ordered this thing. About a week after putting it in the car, the smell is gone and the moisture level is a lot more comfortable now." —Hyde

    Get it from Amazon for $32.56.

    14. Energizing breath mints so you can kiss the coffee (and bathroom) runs goodbye and stay focused. These pack a whopping 40mg of caffeine per mint.

    Promising review: "This is one of best things any person can have in their desk at work or in their car. Need a major caffeine boost in five minutes? Pop some Viter. I keep some at work. You never know when you need caffeine but you don't want to spend $7 in a Starbucks run and don't want the disgusting stuff they pass for coffee in the break room. Since they're mints, they don't go bad and the container is really nifty and small too. Just FYI: They do hit with a kick though. You'll be at an 11 for like five minutes after you pop one of these, so remember that when your heart rate jumps up a little." —Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five flavors).

    15. Ice cream koozies to get that perfect scoop (not rock solid but not too melted) without freezing your fingees off in the process!

    Kanudles / Etsy

    Get it from Kanudles on Etsy for $10.99 (four colors).

    16. And a dish squeegee that'll scrape gross bits of food off plates, bowls, and the kitchen sink itself. Thank god.


    Promising review: "Very happy with this product! Works great for scraping food off dishes, and has already saved a bunch of water due to less rinsing." —Adam

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    17. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet to prevent you from slipping a dirty dish into the clean pile. 😬


    Promising review: "This thing does its job. Very sturdy too for its price. I added color to it to make it easier to see from far away. Buy this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $4.83.

    18. A Tupperware lid organizer that'll end the hellish "which lid goes with each container and where the heck is that one little lid anyway?!?" struggle for good.


    Promising review: "This was one of the best organizers for the money I have ever bought. Keeps my lids where they belong. It is a real easy fix for the issue of those pesky lids always going missing." —Arkansas girl

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. Lace thigh bands to stop thigh chafe in its tracks (without sacrificing style!)., BuzzFeed Video / Via

    A BuzzFeed video producer tested the best thigh chafe products, and these were one of the winners!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office. I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable 'digging in.'

    I did measure my thigh to get an accurate size rather than guessing, but it is definitely true to that measurement. And they do take some fine-tuning to make sure that they don't roll, but once you find that spot, they don't move!!" —A. Spencer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (six sizes and eight colors).

    20. Back seat headrest hooks that'll get your purse off the floor and within reach when it's time to find your wallet in the drive-thru.


    Promising review: "I ordered a pair of these hooks for my wife's car so she'd have places to hang her waste bin, purse, and other bags. They went on with a quick snap. And they have stayed in place with no issues.” —Baseman

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. Veggie Buds Club – a monthly subscription box designed to get kids loving and eating their veggies via a fun monthly box of plants, recipes, and activities.


    If your little ones struggle to eat their veggies, this just may help!

    What you get: A monthly box filled with things like arts and crafts supplies, a growing project with seeds, cooking activities, stickers, veggie-themed toys, and more!

    Promising review: "We love veggie buds! My son looks forward to their monthly box in the mail. There are games, recipes, crafts, seeds to plant, and more! We love the books that come with it too. He loves watching his veggies grow, and he loves eating them!" —renee

    Get it from Cratejoy for $21.95+/month (two sizes).

    22. Schick dermaplaning razors to give you an easy, pain-free brow shaping experience. They are precise as heck!

    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG, the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A pore vacuum that will quite literally suck oil, dirt, dead skin, and even blackheads off your face. It's rechargeable and has tons of settings for different skin types/issues.,

    It's designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels of suction. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for combination and oily skin.

    Promising review: "I honestly can't run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS. I use it about once or twice a week and absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!" —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    24. Food huggers for anyone who wants to store leftovers the easy way. These huggers slip right over fruits and veggies; plus you can use them on open cans and jars with missing lids!


    This set comes with four BPA-free and dishwasher-safe huggers.

    Promising review: "I did a side-by-side comparison: half an avocado in plastic wrap next to half an avocado in a hugger. Did the same for half a tomato. These food huggers did a much better job! No browning and very minimal wrinkling. Made a delicious salad after my little experiment, too!" —KBA312

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.53.

    25. A car seat gap filler to cover that pesky between-the-seat gap. Imagine — never a misplaced phone or fry lost to the abyss of your car again., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. Little did I realize it would become one of my most favorite gadgets ever! It made me notice just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car, and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat. There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars." —Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. Ice cube trays with lids so you can say goodbye to stale ice and spilled-over trays!


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (two styles).

    27. And a Squatty Potty for anyone who needs a lil' extra help to get things moving in the bathroom.


    Promising review: "Going 'number two' will never be the same! This is the best invention known to man. Seriously, with this you can poo in comfort and poo in peace. Poo with this underneath your feet and thank the porcelain gods for the genius who invented the most amazing product on Earth!" —Sydney Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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