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    1. A pack of oven liners to stop messes from spilling over and burning on the bottom of your oven, which will also prevent the dreaded smoke detector from going off every time you go to bake something!

    the oven liner underneath a pie collecting drippings

    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights you'll use to get a little light as you walk into each room in your house without fumbling for the light switch.


    They're battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

    Promising review: "Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version." —H. Jonathan K. Park

    Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $21.99+ (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    3. A bug bite suction tool you can count on all summer long to decrease the itch of fresh mosquito bites. I am covered in bites right now as I type this 😭 and have smashed the add to cart button.


    Promising review: "This little tool is incredible! I was very skeptical but then actually tried it and it is simply amazing. My sister bought 12 of them to give as gifts! It really takes the itch out of mosquito bites. It is pain-free and easy to use." —kim k.

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

    4. An aluminum-, baking soda-, and phthalate-free coconut deodorant that'll stop sweat from ruining your vibe. It's non-toxic and formulated with plant-based enzymes helps to provide odor protection!

    a model using the deodorant

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this deodorant! The tropical scent is amazing and it works all day. I'll never use anything else." —Kristy S.

    Get it from Kopari for $14 (available in seven scents, including fragrance-free).

    5. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer to make dark under-eye circles a problem of the past, and hide the fact that you spent your Friday night watching reruns of The Walking Dead with your pals.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I've given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great. The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it's antimicrobial, so you don't have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you'd expect." —Sarita

    Check out our full review of Maybelline Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.86+ (available in 18 shades).

    6. A garbage-disposal foaming cleaner ready to rid your sink drain of gross odors with its foaming powers.


    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $3.98.

    7. Furniture socks that'll prevent scratches and scrapes, and keep your wooden floors glistening and looking marvelous.

    the brown furniture socks on wooden chairs and table

    Promising review: "These 'socks' are finally what I’ve been looking for to protect our hardwood floors. Our chairs have decorative legs with acorn-shaped feet, and these things stay on! We tried stick-on pads — that would fall off almost immediately, as well as cork bottom cups that always fell off. I think we tried five different kinds altogether, and nothing. Until this. I’m ordering more for the rest of the chairs." —Todd Oxenford

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five colors).

    8. An electric egg cooker for anyone who has a passion for soft-boiled or deviled eggs, but still can't quite figure out the timing. This genius little machine does it all for you.

    the miny colored egg cooker surrounded by deviled eggs

    It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I've purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can't wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!" —A. M. Hinshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in five colors).

    9. A three-in-one smart water bottle that might just have it more together than you. It has a built-in Bluetooth speaker and it will light up to remind you to stay hydrated!,

    Promising review: "What an exciting, helpful item. It reminds me to hydrate and I use the blue tooth speaker to follow my workout DVD. It sounds like the instructor is in the room with me! It makes the work out fun with bright lighting. I love this product! I purchased blue and black. A must-have!! It does not leak. Great weight and quality." —Audra

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    10. A pack of elastic fasteners to ensure the sheets stay exactly where they are supposed to as you're snoozing.

    the black fastener holding yellow sheets on a bed

    Promising review: "These sheet straps are the best purchase I have ever made. I bought a new bed and had to put a thick mattress protector on it for the warranty to remain active, so my sheets fit very snugly. I toss and turn a lot and my dog moves around a lot, so the sheets were always coming off the corner. I bought these, and it only took a couple of minutes to put on. It’s been a week and my sheets have stayed in place. This was the perfect simple and cheap solution for a major annoyance." —Shariece

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    11. Cut-resistant gloves so you never risk nicking your fingers and ruining meal prep time again.


    You can even pop these in the washing machine for a thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "After my husband sliced his finger on our mandolin I decided to check out these gloves. We are both very impressed with how well they work. The company who sells these is also wonderful — they sent a follow-up email to ensure that we liked the gloves and would have replaced or refunded our money if we weren't happy. The only thing I was concerned about when I ordered the gloves was if I was buying the right size. My husband and I have different hand sizes, but the medium is working well for both of us. And knowing that they would send a different size free of charge was wonderful. Now we don't have to worry about slicing off our fingers!" —That Author Guy's Wife

    Get them from Amazon for $11.49 (available in sizes S—XL).

    12. A cozy bed shelf that'll give you an unimposing "me-time" area right where you need it.

    a small wooden shelf attached to the side of a bed
    Bed Shelfie / Via Etsy

    Bed Shelfie is an Asian-owned Etsy shop based in LA specializing in an array of minimalist bed shelfies for your home.

    Get it from Bed Shelfie on Etsy for $39.99 or get it from Bed Shelfie on Amazon Handmade for $34.99+ (available in multiple styles). 

    13. A Pet House candle perfect for keeping your home smelling fresh and clean. This babe can burn for about 60–70 hours and is paraffin-, dye-, and allergen-free.

    the pet house candle in lavender

    Promising review: "I just got the candle yesterday and have burned it twice, three hours each time. I had a guest today and the first thing she commented on was how nice my apartment smelled. The smell is not strong and that makes me happy because I really hate the overpowering smells of the popular deodorizers. I have a senior dog who cannot make it outside all the time. He uses pee pads and is really good about it, but after almost two years of this routine, I had begun to dread walking in the door after being out for awhile. This candle just makes the room smell fresh and that's exactly what I wanted." —Moldy in Maryland

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 30 scents).

    14. An apron with built-in oven mitts and a conversion chart so you can be as messy as you want in the kitchen without staining your clothes in the process.


    Promising review: "I love this apron! I’m petite and get why some similar sized people may feel it’s too big but I love the way it fits. It’s a heavier weight which makes it feel like a lot on my small frame at first but I don’t mind the extra length and feel very protected. Pot holder pockets still work length-wise for me and I have not gotten a stain or ruined my actual clothing since I got this. Maybe I’m a messier cook than most but other thinner, smaller aprons didn’t provide the same protection. It’s a bonus that it fits my tall husband too." —Caroline F.

    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in one size and four colors).

    15. A handheld knife sharpener that'll keep your kitchen knives sharp and in tip-top shape so they keep cutting through everything like butter.

    a reviewer sharpening their knives with the small handheld tool

    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

    Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

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

    16. A makeup brush-cleaning shampoo so you can fully clean old foundation off your brushes with ease. Your face will thank you!

    a side by side image of a buzzfeed editor's brushes before and after cleaning them
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

    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, and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterward! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to break out 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 $6.99.

    17. A bidet to give your bathroom a quick but powerful bathroom upgrade. Not to mention the savings on TP.


    Promising review: "I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think next year is going to be the year of the happy BM!" —Natalie D.

    Get it from Tushy for $129 (available with eight different knob colors).

    18. A rechargeable lighter that just may be the only lighter you'll ever need. It's USB chargeable and thus won't run out of tiny fire power.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device of my winter holiday. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" —Jee W

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A TubShroom you'll use to prevent hair from clogging up your drain so you never have to stand in your own dirt water while showering again.

    a person holding the blue TubShroom with hair collected around it

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I've ever had." —Lawyer For Justice

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors). Also, check out the SinkShroom and the ShowerShroom.

    20. A jar of Humble Suds scour paste for a gentle yet effective way to get slime, mold, and grime off the tub, counters, and oven. It won't expel any harmful fumes and it's even safe to use on your hands or to wash produce!

    the glass jar of cleaning paste
    Humble Suds

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schaub and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. This scour paste is gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free, and free of synthetic fragrances or preservatives. It does contain citrus essential oils to help break down grease.

    Promising review: "This is so much better than Comet. I love the way this smells and I REALLY love that there are NO chemicals. And cleaning is a breeze. My oven shines so brightly! I buy these products as gifts for the folks who don’t know about this stuff." —Beverly Williams

    Get it from Humble Suds for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    21. An NYX matte finish setting spray that'll help the makeup you just spent an hour on actually hold through humidity and other elements.

    This spray has a matte formula, meaning it won't turn your makeup into a greasy or oily mess.

    Promising review: "This spray is everything! Like, oh my gosh. I notice the difference if I forget to spray this on. I've walked through the humid city of New Orleans in the middle of July and my makeup stayed on from the time I got to work and was mostly still there by the time I got home, which was nine hours later. I can't rave enough about this, and I'm very picky when it comes to makeup." —missyj95

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47.

    22. And a Makeup Eraser cloth so you can wipe that full face of makeup or your lipstick off at the end of the night with just water!

    a buzzfeed writer using a pink cloth to remove their makeup

    Promising review: "YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the a.m. and p.m. and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" —Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $16+ (available in nine styles).

    23. A gadget to catch the mess of laundry detergent before it becomes a sticky and annoying pile of goo on your countertop!

    an attachment that hooks onto the spout of the detergent

    Promising review: "I've only had this for a week, and I'm already wondering how I lived without it. Finally, a solution for less mess in the laundry room. No more messy detergent leaks, drips, or a cap covered in detergent. I would recommend this product to anyone; it's a game-changer!" —makenna

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.88.

    24. An Always Pan that's so multi-functional it'll replace eight pieces of cookware — use it to fry, steam, strain, stir, sauté, and make sauces in.

    Our Place

    Promising review: "We’ve had this pan for about a month now, and literally it’s the only kitchen utensil we use — from eggs to pasta sauce and everything in between, it seriously does it all! It’s the nonstick to end all non-sticks and could not be easier to clean! It comes with a wooden spoon that attaches to the handle of the pan so you don’t need to dirty your stove with a dirty spoon, it has a spout on the side so you can easily pour from it, and it comes in adorable colors so I actually keep it sitting out on the stove all the time because it’s fun to look at. I chose the steam color but am also obsessed with the spice color. When I bought it they had a promo code to also get free plates or bowls when you ordered a pan, and so I also got the set of the stackable bowls, which are also so cute and the perfect size for any of your bowl-related needs!" —Maycie Timpone

    Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in seven colors).

    25. An adjustable measuring cup who is here to help you make peanut butter swirl brownies and other drool-worthy recipes with as little mess as possible.

    a person using the measuring cup to pour out some oil

    It has a 2-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. The silicone disk inside acts as a squeegee and scrapes off any leftover residue. It also comes apart completely for thorough cleaning.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest kitchen tool ever! I cook and bake often and was forever having to first dig for, then clean endless numbers of measuring cups; I actually had three sets. No more though. I just need this one extremely well made, adjustable measuring cup. It works perfectly for me for all kinds of things, such as flour, butter, syrups, dressings, oils, etc. If I am baking, I will first use it to measure the dry items. I then just wipe it out with a paper towel and measure out the butter, etc. This way involves less washing. The suction is as effective as day one, and the units of measure on it are clear and not at all faded." —Gabriella W.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. A set of two self-watering birds as adorable as they are helpful. You'll never have to worry about under- or over-watering your plant babies again with these friends!

    a reviewer photo of two glass, bird-shaped plant waterers in a plant on a windowsill

    Promising review: "These are very cute watering bulbs. I have a bunch of colored orb ones and wanted something different so I ordered these. They are just as adorable and work as well as any other ones I’ve used. Like any other watering bulb, the soil gets drawn up into the water reservoir, this doesn’t bother me, but since these are clear glass it’s more evident than in the colored glass bulbs. I just rinse out when refilling." —Erin B.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. An affordable jewelry cleaner for anyone who wants to make their rings and earrings as sparkly as they were when you first got them.

    a reviewer's before photo of a dull ring and after photo of the shiny ring

    This handy pen is filled with a cleansing and polishing solution with the ability to remove clouding dirt and oil from your stones. Simply twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush. Your jewels and heirlooms will look bright and shiny in no time!

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64.

    28. A tea bag organizer, because there's little point in sipping stress relief tea if it takes you 10 minutes to find the tea bag you want...


    I definitely need this in my life 😬.

    Promising review: "This completely revamped my unorganized messy cupboard into one that is amazingly organized where I can actually find my tea without everything toppling out of the cupboard. In the past, I would angrily shove the tea boxes back up there, but now I can easily pull this out and grab my tea without any annoyance! Each cube holds about 10 bags comfortably (11 is quite the squeeze, but it will fit with force), so it will hold 120 bags total. Such a great purchase!" —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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

    the shoe deodorizers in six pairs of shoes

    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.

    30. An all-in-one foundation that'll go on lightweight but give you full coverage, plus it includes SPF 50!

    No7 Beauty

    I hate the sensory experience of putting sunscreen on my face but love putting on makeup and I need this 👀.

    Promising review: "This is absolutely my new favorite foundation! It feels medium weight but covers like a more full coverage product! I love the SPF being so high as I want to protect my skin from UV damage. I will definitely be purchasing this again!" —bmariej1

    Get it from No7 Beauty for $15.99 (available in 12 shades).

    31. A magnetic chess board you can hang on your wall to prevent Figgy the cat from knocking over the game you have on pause but fervently intend on finishing with your S.O.

    the magnetic chess board hanging on a wall
    Winding Hills Designs / Via Etsy

    Winding Hills Designs is a Colorado-based Etsy shop offering magnetic games, maps, art, and more!

    Promising review: "I looked through a lot of different sets before deciding on this one. My boyfriend wanted a chess set but doesn't have a lot of table space and he has a cat so I was afraid she would knock the pieces over or eat them. He loves wall art so this was the perfect solution! This also shipped so fast! I think I received it within two days of ordering. WOW!" —Andrea Sanchez

    Get it from Winding Hills Designs on Etsy for $58.65.

    32. A compact reusable bag that'll easily fold up in a little square you can slip in your bag on the way to pick up groceries. Not to mention it comes in tons of fun patterns, and reviewers swear by their durability!


    They're totally safe to machine-wash (line dry) when they get a little gross *and* they're made from recycled fabric!

    Promising review: "These squish down to fit multiples in my little diaper bag so they never get left behind, and they easily hold even three gallons of milk. When I am dealing with a baby and a toddler, anything that makes life easier is a lifesaver, and my Baggus are perfect for packing for a day trip, groceries, beach trips, and even taking on longer trips so I can stay organized. The original one I bought five years ago is just now starting to come apart at a handle seam, but it is still perfectly usable, and I actually used that one my everyday bag for a long time so it's had a LOT of wear! You wouldn't think you'd get compliments on grocery bags, but even the cashiers ask me what brand they are regularly. The colors make me happy when I see them by the front door. If you want to live minimally, with beautiful, simple, multi-functional pieces, don't bat an eye about purchasing these." —Ann M. Karmol

    Get them from Amazon for $12 each (available in 35 patterns).

    33. A restorative headlight cleaning kit that just might make your lights shine like new so you can see better when you're driving at night. I need this for my Jeep ASAP.

    before: cloudy headlight after: clear headlight

    Set includes: gloves, surface activator (an activator that softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth), sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator

    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" —Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    34. A long-lasting and highly pigmented liquid lip to solve that ever bothersome problem of your lipstick ending up all over a water glass at dinner. It's waterproof, vegan, and my favorite brand of lipstick!


    I seriously recommend Fluide's liquid lips to everyone, and those who have taken me up on my recommendation are just as enamored with their lipstick as I am! Their colors are so bold and unlike any other. The Silver Future and Dalston Superstore are my go-to shades, but you really can't go wrong with any of their colors IMO. This lip goes on super smooth and stays on all day like magic — as in through meals and drinks and everything! Trust me, you need this in your life.

    Fluide is a queer-run, trans-friendly beauty brand on a mission to make makeup and beauty products accessible and fun for folks of all skin tones and genders. All of their beauty products are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and phthalate-free.

    Promising review: "This is such a great liquid lipstick — long-lasting, matte, easy to wear, and gorgeous colors. I love Halfway to Heaven — super original/unique metallic burgundy." —Maddy

    Get it from Fluide for $16 (available in nine shades).

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

    a child using the blue mat on a table

    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).

    36. A fold-down wall desk for anyone who needs to create a cute and productive nook for studying, WFH shifts, or crafting. It folds back into the wall when not in use, and it comes with a chalkboard.

    Promising review: "I really needed a desk to be able to work from home during COVID. This desk is ideal! Set up in my bedroom and It was more sturdy and of higher quality than I expected. I read other reviews that had install suggestions that worked great. Love this!! I didn't want the chalkboard look as that wasn't really my style for the bedroom so I found a poster to hang in the opening. Works fantastic for my space and needs as a home office." —J. Pankow

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

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

    a before and after shot of a dirty and clean water bottle

    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.

    38. A scent-free mosquito repellent that'll help rid of those pesky blood-suckers within a 15-foot radius, so you can have a cookout in your backyard undisturbed.


    This device uses scent-free repellent mats using naturally occurring repellents found in plants to rid of mosquitoes.

    Promising review: "It doesn't smell. It doesn't make noise. It doesn't get hot. It just clears the mosquitos and only mosquitoes! I am the person a mosquito will find from miles away even in my house. The only one they find in a room full of people. I live in a tropical climate and never have a moment's peace in my garden. I've used sprays, foggers, candles, torches, the list goes on. This is the first time I've been able to sit on my patio in peace, even the cat was safe. Already ordered another for a friend and put the refills on subscribe and save." —J&J

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in seven colors, also available in metal).

    39. A decorative lantern to cast enchanting light designs on your backyard pathways to the de*light* of everyone!

    five of the lanterns lighting up a walkway
    Destiny's Lab / Via Etsy

    Destiny's Lab is an LA-based Etsy shop offering unique and handmade solar powered outdoor lanterns, wooden storage solutions, and wall hangings.

    Promising review: "I received it quickly and it was exactly what I expected. I am very happy with my purchase. The light design it makes on my porch at night is beautiful." —Teresa Roberts

    Get it from Destiny's Lab on Etsy for $44.99.

    40. And a freestanding pull-up bar and dip station so you can reach your fitness goals and break a sweat from the comfort of your own home. If you've used one of these before, you already know it'll give core, chest, bicep, and many more muscles a stellar workout!

    Promising review: "The main reason I bought this was for doing pull ups without a wall mount and it is very adequate for that. What I did not anticipate was how useful it would also be as a stretching aid. I deal with chronic neck and shoulder pain and this device is helping me manage that better than I have been able to for the last 10+ years. Never mind the pull ups, just grabbing the bar with one or both arms and lightly hanging/stretching —it is a godsend. The grips that accommodate the knee raises help with this as well. Again, doing the knee raises is good, too! But the stretching aspects this device can help with — perhaps it's a niche interest but I'm leaving this review for those in that market as well. A++ solid recommend." —A.Voss

    Get it from Amazon for $185.99.

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