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    42 Things Under $50 That'll Make You Wonder Where They've Been All Your Life

    Your life will improve dramatically *and* you'll save money. AKA the perfect duo.

    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 portable car vacuum that conveniently plugs right into your car to clean up messes quickly, keeping the car clean and *you* stress-free.

    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    When I tell you that I use this product often, I mean it. It's so easy to plug in, vacuum dirt from the floor or seat and put it away. It comes with three different attachments and an extra filter! My tip is to use the brush attachment for everything as it will kick dirt off the carpet fibers, making it easier to suction.

    Promising review: "I'm glad to have such a great stuff in my car. Yes, it is not a powerful as my vacuum cleaner in the house, however, it cleaned out all the garbage, which I accumulated over the past autumn and winter in the car. At the end of October my husband and I went to the ocean and as we tried to be neat — the sand was still in the car. Finally, I got rid of it! Now my beauty again is clean, as on the first day, when I bought her!" —Julia Bright

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    2. Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down your favorite iced coffee with *sustainability* in mind. You know what makes these really cool though? Snap closures! This means you can open the straws in half to ensure you got all the gunk out! Just give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.,

    They're BPA-free!

    Promising review: "I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again." —M. Alexandra

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $5.55+ (available in five colors).

    3. A spaghetti measure so you don't have to try and figure out how much an *actual* serving size is for your pasta dinner. Honestly, I'll probably still cook the whole box because I don't understand spaghetti.

    A person holding pasta inside the spaghetti measure
    Fabberforge / Etsy

    Okay, so I'm definitely the kind of person to cook an entire box of pasta because they have no idea how much they should be making for one person. This measure has worked perfectly for me to figure out exactly how much I need to make for myself and my fiancé for dinner. No more wasted pasta!

    Fabberforge is a small business based in Omaha, Nebraska that sells 3D printed home decor and gadgets.

    Get it from Fabberforge on Etsy for $6 (available in ten colors).

    4. A pack of natural green tea oil-blotting sheets to help remove any excess oil on the skin for that matte look you love so much. Keep these bad boys in your bag to whip out and dab over your face at a moment's notice, keeping your makeup fresh all day.

    These lil baddies are made with 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal!

    Promising review: "I purchased these on a whim a few months ago, and I've bought three more packs of them for friends and family. I always used to use the Clean & Clear oil blotting sheets, but these are so much better. They feel papery, which is better than the shiny feeling of the Clean & Clear ones. They also come out of the package much easier. With the Clean & Clear ones, you were always having to use a piece of sticky tape to pick up the next sheet, but this one comes out on its own after you pull a sheet, which is great. I can't recommend it enough." —Carly

    Get a pack of 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95 (available in bamboo and green tea, and in packs of one, two, and six).

    5. A dishwashing spray for anyone who leaves their dirty dishes in the sink for waay too long, causing everything to get seriously crusty. Instead of tiring your arm trying to scrub, this bad boy will make it to where you just have to SWIPE off the gunk and rinse instead!

    person spraying the spray onto the contents of a kitchen sink with dirty dishes

    Promising review: "This is my favorite! It makes me want to do dishes! Really powerful against tough baked on grease. I also use in bathroom and countertops and sink. It smells so good and it makes me happy smelling it when I have to clean." —Target customer

    Get it from Target for $5.99 (and get a refill bottle for $3.99).

    6. An air mattress, because is there anything more uncomfortable than trying to sleep in the front seats during a road trip? Okay maybe like two other things, but this is on the top of *my* list!

    The air mattress laid out in a car back seat

    It comes with one air mattress, two inflatable pillows, one inflator/deflator pump, and one storage bag.

    Promising review: "I have to say that this is amazing! This bed can be used in a truck or the back of a car, which is so practical. The machine it comes with helps it inflate quickly. It can also be used anytime you're camping, not just in a car. It shocked me how spacious the back seat was with this air mattress. And the cushion is very comfortable. It's easily portable because it's not heavy at all. Such good quality!" —Amy

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

    7. A posture corrector designed to help put your back in the proper alignment, relieving pain and helping you gain stability in your spine. With time and practice, it develops your back's muscle memory. Soon, you'll be standing tall without it! Huzzah! Bonus: It's discreet enough to wear under your shirt.

    A customer review before and after photo of them wearing the posture corrector

    Begin using the posture corrector for just 20-30 minutes a day before you start to increase to 1-2 hours daily.

    Promising review: "We got this since we’re both working from home full-time during the pandemic and it’s clearly having a negative impact on our posture that our home office is now extended to the deck and our sofa! This thing is about as comfortable as it can be for what it’s doing, we wear it for about an hour a day each and it has absolutely improved back pain and posture. It came with extra Velcro pieces to extend for those with larger shoulders, which is a nice touch. This is a good, quick investment for those of us who have a hard time buying a $300+ ergonomic chair for a home office!" —emthehuman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    8. A comfy memory foam chair cushion because sometimes the road trip is just way too long and we deserve some extra cushion for the tush.,

    Promising review: "Works great and helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I've been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours." —phillygrl

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in two colors).

    9. A surprisingly effective essential oil stick infused with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender to ease those pesky migraine and tension headaches you get during the workday or because your cat won't stop meowing for treats. Oh, just me?

    the migraine stick
    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A trash can that hooks to the gearshift so you don't have to take too much time picking up all the clutter you drop around the passenger seat floor — it'll all be in the bag!

    The trash can hooked on a gear shift with a boho rainbow pattern on it
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Designs By JIHill is a small business based in Amarillo, Texas, that sells unique car trash cans, baby bibs, and lip balm holders.

    I absolutely love this trash can. Every time I step in the car, it makes me smile. I get tons of compliments and it keeps the car clean! I empty it out every time I stop for gas. Easy peasy!

    Promising review: "So wonderfully cute and small enough to not be in a passenger's way. I commute and am the worst about rubbish collecting in my center console with all the snacks I bring with me everywhere. So happy to have a place for my mess to keep my car clutter free!" —Darienne Coffen

    Get the one pictured above from Designs By JIHill on Etsy for $20+ (available in three styles).

    11. A car seat gap organizer to not only create extra storage space in your car, but to finally keep those rogue french fries from falling into the dark abyss that is the Seat Gap Trench.

    The car seat gap organizer holding a phone, cash, sunglasses, and more

    Promising review: "I love this product!! I'm always dropping things and they fall in between or under the seat! Not only do these pockets prevent that, but they can also be used to store items like my cell phone and lip balm. The pockets fit perfectly between my seat and center console." —Dea

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.97 (available in three colors).

    12. A steaming microwave cleaner that is probably exactly what you look like when you see all the stubborn crud that's been building up inside of your microwave. Don't fret because the steam will have you wiping it away with the utmost ~ease~.

    person-like gadget with steam coming out of it in a microwave

    Simply fill with water and vinegar, turn on the microwave for five to seven minutes on high and watch it produce steam, softening all the debris. Made of heat-resistant materials and is top rack dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "Purchased this to help get rid of any gunk inside the microwave. I pop it in with some water and vinegar and within two minutes, all of the gunk inside can easily be wiped away!" —RVS

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    13. A Chom-Chom roller to gather up pet hair from basically anywhere in your home. No really. Couches, clothes, bedding, cat towers, rugs — you name it. The best part? It has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!

    Promising review: "I have had many different pet hair rollers and this beats everything hands-down. The compartment that traps the hair is genius. With many pet hair removal tools the hair sort of flies in the air a little, you have handfuls, or have to clean the brush on something....this baby traps the fur in a little compartment that is easy to empty. I sent links to this product to lots of my friends who are owned by cats and told them it will be life-changing." —DLB

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    14. Anti-slip hooks that will finally keep your glasses from slipping off your face for the 24628th time today. Sincerely, me and my oily nose.

    The silicone grips in multiple colors
    Born BAHAutiful / Etsy

    Born Bahautiful is a small business based in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in hearing aid products and accessories.

    Promising review: "These are 100% one of the best purchases I’ve made in 2020. Small but mighty, they work so well! My glasses do not slide off my face anymore with a mask on. I’m SO grateful for them, I’m telling all my friends and family (who wear glasses) about these. I would buy again!" —Shayna Miller

    Get it from Born Bahautiful on Etsy for $9.50 (available in 10 colors)

    15. Grooming gloves because aren't we tired of petting our cats and getting a huge wad of fur in our hands? At least with these, you can pet them *and* be productive!

    The grooming gloves with fur on it

    Promising review: "These are awesome!! They get the hair off our dogs while giving them a nice scratch at the same time! They are really sturdy and washable, whoever designed these is a genius! We love them!!" —Tim and Amy Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    16. Reusable K cups that will not only save you $$$ on those disposable cups, but they're also compatible with all Keurig machines. Plus, you can use your favorite bag o' beans!

    reviewer holding up the purple reusable filter

    "I've been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I've since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven't had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can't go wrong with these!" —Kayla Suazo, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    17. An eyeliner stamp to save you time and tears in the morning by creating the perfect wing every single time. No more 2003 *emo eyeliner* for you!, Amazon

    It comes in a pack of two (one for each eye) and one side is the stamp, with the other being a regular eyeliner pen!

    Promising review: "It’s so easy to use and fast! I wore this eyeliner in the dead heat of a humid Georgia summer and even though the rest of me was wilted, my eyes looked fantastic! I bought two sets — one for home and one for travel. I wear glasses so I have to get really close to the mirror to make sure I don’t misstamp but it’s really hard to mess up. I will be buying again definitely!" —Chloe H.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in three sizes and one three-pack).

    18. A hands-free shopping bag holder so you never have to do the walk of shame back to the car because you couldn't bring in all the grocery bags at once.

    A model is holding bags of groceries using a Grocery Gripps strap around her shoulders

    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Then you can either bring the two ends of the Grocery Gripps carrier together to carry the bags with a single handle, or place one end of the Grocery Gripps carrier through the other to carry the bags over your shoulder. Carrying the bags over my shoulder worked really well for me because it allowed me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. I initially balked at the expense of this product, but it's very well made, sturdy, and really makes our lives easier. It's worth the money!" —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    19. A jewelry-cleaning brush because you'd be surprised at how dingy your jewelry actually is. It's time to let your ring 🎵 shine bright like a (literal) diamond 🎵.

    A before and after of the writer's engagement ring cleaned with the brush
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    The Amazon listing also suggests buying a polishing cloth to apply an anti-tarnish barrier on your silver, protecting it from any future buildup!

    Promising review: "I worked several years in a fine jewelry store that sold this product. We used the Dazzle Stik from time to time to add a quick shine to merchandise that was just tried on and on days our jeweler was not there to professionally clean items. I was always impressed with the instant shine the diamond stick provided. The brush tip is very helpful for getting under the stones and in the setting where gunk builds up reducing that brilliant shine. I recently got engaged and immediately purchased a Diamond Dazzle Stik of my own. It's the perfect way to quickly give my ring some shine before leaving the house. You simply brush, rinse, dry and go. I don't feel this product replaces the need to professionally clean your jewelry every now and then, but it does help with the maintenance of that new shiny sparkle." —Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    Check out my coworker's Diamond Dazzle Stik review for more deets!

    20. A foot file that'll leave your feet looking (and feeling!) like you just float everywhere, keeping them silky smooth at all times.,,

    Getting a callous remover gel can really help soften that stubborn dead skin even more!

    Promising review: "After comparing foot files and reading the reviews, I decided to order this foot file. Living with chronic pain conditions has made it almost impossible to get out and go to the nail salon on a regular basis. I needed a way that I could 'maintain' my feet in between pedicure appointments, and purchasing this foot file was definitely a great decision. I couldn't believe how well and easily it removed the dead skin from the bottom of my feet. The only other product that I used was a tiny amount of callus remover to help remove the unwanted dry skin. I couldn't believe how well it worked and my feet felt so much better. I would highly recommend using caution when it comes to the amount of skin that you slough off. Otherwise, you could remove too many layers of skin, leaving your feet sensitive to touch or painful when walking on them. If you are looking for a way to maintain your feet on your own then look no further! The price is competitive, the quality is top notch, and it couldn't be any easier to use." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    21. A lawn repair formula made from mulch, seed, and soil amendments to help reverse the unfortunate damage Hairy Pawter has bestowed upon your lawn with his seemingly radioactive pee.

    A reviewer's patchy lawn before using the product / A reviewer's lush lawn after using the product

    This product has a combination of mulch, soil amendment, and grass seeds so let's break down why! The mulch absorbs six times its weight in water and expands to surround the grass seed in a moist protective layer. The seeds have a protectant that keeps the seedling safe from harmful diseases as it grows. Lastly, the soil amendment is a salt neutralizer that helps repair the areas in your yard burned by your dog's pee. 

    Promising review: "I have lacrosse players and dogs and this stuff is amazing. My yard looked like an abandoned lot before this and it literally 'grew anywhere' just like it said. The bag I planted last year actually came back strong this year so I put more down and it is working like a dream!" —chchmom

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five sizes and four styles).

    22. A container of The Pink Stuff cleaning paste that'll clean practically anything. No really. Marks on the walls? Sure. Dirty stove? Obviously! Grimy bathtub? Duh. The Pink Stuff has your back.,,

    BTW, it's vegan!

    Promising review: "Since moving into this apartment I have gradually come to hate this tub because of the water stains. I have tried every product on the market including crazy things from the internet like Coca-Cola, vinegar, you name it...this stuff with a couple of swipes/scrubs and a toothbrush for the textured areas completely cleaned my tub in a way that I can only tell you excited me to the core of my being. All I can tell you is buy it and I wish you the best!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. Biodegradable, all-natural bottle-cleaning tablets because is there anything more annoying than trying to clean your water bottle or coffee tumbler?

    A reviewer before and after photo of a bottle

    Promising review: "Totally worth the purchase. Sure, you could maybe compound something similar but these are so easy to use that it's just not worth the hunting and gathering of various ingredients. I split one tablet in half with a bench scrapper because the package said to dilute with 1 liter of water and my Hydro Flasks are 18 oz each so I figured a 1/2 tablet per Hydro Flask would be sufficient. I typically store lattes in my Hydro Flask and they had an impressive amount of buildup on the inside so I opted for 1/2 tablet + nearly boiling water + overnight soak time. The next morning I dumped out the water, gave them a quick scrub with a bottle brush, and WOW. THEY'RE LIKE NEW!!! Or as close to new as you can get after five-plus years of daily use. Totally worth it." —Jessica Bills

    Get a box of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    24. Drywall repair putty perfect for filling up holes made from moving decor around or even from unsightly cracks. Maybe you'll actually get your deposit back this time.

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it says. Rather than getting spackle, waiting for it to dry, sanding it down, and tweaking as needed, this cuts the time/effort down to 1) rub over a place in need of patching 2) wipe off excess. The hardest part is not accidentally getting the product on parts of the wall that don’t need it, but that’s easy to clean up, so it’s not a problem. I used this to patch holes in the wall from a former Wi-Fi router and modem — other than the color difference from the patch to the paint, you’d never know it was patched. Great price, easy to use." —Amanda

    Get one from Amazon for $10.95.

    25. A cold brew coffee maker because you're spending way too much $$$ for your daily coffee (it's me) when you could just be making it right at home.

    Reviewer photo of the cold brew maker and a glass of iced coffee

    Grab some highly-rated Bizzy organic coffee beans while you're at it!

    Promising review: "Great cold brew system! We had been putting off getting one for so long. We have a Keurig and simply put brewed coffee in the fridge overnight. But as our Keurig seems to be dying, it was time to explore other options. I wish we had done it sooner! This system is so easy to use - add your coffee of choice and water, place it in the fridge and wait for the next day. That's it!! So easy, great tasting coffee that goes far enough for both of us. It easily fits on a shelf or the door. We're considering buying a second because of how much coffee my husband drinks or if we have company." —Jessica M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    26. Ridiculously effective sticky traps for snatching those pesky gnats and fruit flies that are terrorizing your plants *and* life.,

    It's pesticide and poison-free, so you don't need to worry about damaging your plants or hurting your fur babies!

    Promising review: "I was having an issue with the fungus gnats inside and outside of my house. They were driving me crazy, flying in my face, and I couldn't take it anymore. I ordered these traps and they worked instantly! I placed the stakes and traps in my orchids (which I keep in the kitchen) and then placed some in my mini garden outside. Both traps caught more than I expected and are still catching more. It caught not only the fungus gnats but all kinds of large and small flies and moths! Totally worth the buy and will be buying more when I run out." —Sami H.

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A makeup organizer with a nifty hidden storage behind the mirror to hold your large beauty products, as well as a few drawers below. Bonus: it lights up!,

    Promising review: "It is exactly how it looks like in the picture/video. The drawers are also very spacious, length wise. It comes with long enough charger cord and the light around the mirror is so nice! Love it!" —Sky

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    28. A removable collar that'll spice up even the most simple of T-shirts. It *also* works great in a pinch when you have an impromptu Zoom meeting and your top needs a little bit of ~flair~.

    Model is wearing a white lace collar under a black top
    Magnus Clothing Company

    I own a ridiculous number of removable collars from this business. They all work so beautifully at elevating my looks, even if it's just a plain T-shirt. The store is constantly adding new items, and always taking customer suggestions to heart. 

    Magnus Clothing Company is a woman-owned small business that sells amazing, unique removable collars for all kinds of occasions. 

    Promising review: "It seems every time I wear this someone comments on my beautiful collar. Love it!" —April J. 

    Get it from Magnus Clothing Company for $30 (available in two sizes and two colors). 

    29. A foot warmer because even during the hottest days, your feet are icicles and I completely relate. Best part? It doubles as a massager! Now you've got 🎶the beeest of both worlds🎶 .

    Person with their feet inside a foot warmer

    BTW, the top part is removable, meaning you can also use this for your back or any other part of your body that needs a massage, like your calves!

    Promising review: "Hallelujah!!!! This thing feels amazing. Why spend $100+ for a machine that will do the same thing? I just got it today and have already used it on feet and back. Let me also mention how it was same day delivery!!! I want to order 5 more just so I can always have one." —K. Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    30. A mini Crock-Pot that will keep your lunch warm all day long, because it's time to start practicing self-love and stop waiting in line to microwave your food in that questionably dirty office microwave. Seriously, has anyone ever cleaned it?

    A reviewer photo of a white and blue mini crockpot with breakfast inside it sitting on a cubicle desk

    It can hold up to 20 ounces and has a dishwasher-safe removable container and a spill-proof lid.

    Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six colors).

    31. An Echo Dot so Alexa can tell you what the weather will be like to plan the perfect outfit, play your favorite song while you get ready, set alarms, and more — all without having to pick up your phone.


    This compact smart speaker can play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smarthome devices, and more.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient-noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), and Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying the Dot). The sound quality is really good, especially considering it’s small size and relatively 'budget-friendly' price. I definitely recommend to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Don’t even 'add to cart,' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    32. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer because, honestly, is there anything worse than sitting in front of the stove, stirring? Like, hello, Twilight is on Netflix again. I have things to do.

    the automatic stirrer in a pan
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. :) This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    33. A genius T-shirt roll holder to create some storage where you'd least expect it while simultaneously giving you a neat way to display your favorite tees.

    A closet door closed 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.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The Roll Keeper is owned by Kelso, Washington's resident crafter, Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organization solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more.

    Promising review: "We moved recently and I realized — going through my clothes and choosing what to donate — that I had SO MANY T-shirts that I totally loved that hadn’t seen the light of day in months! It’s so hard to go through a drawer and see what you’ve got to choose from, especially when the images are folded up and hard to see. Let me say. This is fantastic. I finally unpacked my shirts today and rolled them all up and put them in the keeper and I’ve never been happier! I’m so excited to be able to see my tees and choose based on how I’m feeling for the day. Totally cool and excellent. Would buy again if I ever needed anything else stored — maybe another one for the T-shirts of the future!" —Cassandra Aleman

    Get it from the Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99 (available in three colors).

    34. A cord protector that'll keep your sneaky fur baby from nibbling on all of your cables around the house. If they even dare ruin my New Girl time...

    A cord protector over cables

    Promising review: "Genius! I needed a whole bunch of these to put on every cord in my house. My rabbit destroys cords for fun and this product has saved my television and all cords behind it!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 14 sizes and three colors).

    35. A back shaver because the phrase isn't "you shave my back, I'll shave yours," and who wants to wait around hoping their significant other will be around to shave their backs? Not me. Definitely not me.,

    Promising review: "This is absolutely game changing. I have tried different methods of shaving my body hair for years, with varying degrees of success and usually a ton of headache. Razors don't reach, trimmers cut your skin and don't reach, girlfriend shouldn't have to do it, it was all a total pain, literally and figuratively. This reached every spot on my back, and it looks as good as if I used a regular razor. I even used it to shave the hair on my triceps with no problem. Easy to clean it. Blades are easy to remove and put back in. The head comes off easily. This is the best men's grooming device for guys with body hair, period! I can have a clean-shaven back and body whenever I want. I wish I could kiss the guys that invented this thing. Bravo!" —Amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in two designs).

    36. Ceiling fan chain pulls that'll not only make turning the fan on and off less of an annoyance, but also look so dang cute! I can't tell you how many times I have pulled the chain swearing it's the fan and *spoiler alert* it never is.

    reviewer image of fan pulls

    Why they're great:  "Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone." —Scholar Mama

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two finishes).

    37. A steering wheel tray so when someone catches you eating fast food in the parking lot of Taco Bell like a weird food goblin (me the other day), you'll at least look like you planned it.,

    Promising review: "Since I am in university right now as a commuter, sometimes I spend a bit of time in my car as it is comfortable compared to uncomfortable desks/chairs at my campus. This table makes it easy to work inside the car for eating or working as it has two sides. One side works as a lunch tray with a spot for a drink and the other side is mainly flat for books or a computer." —Kevin H.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    38. A super soft cotton weighted blanket that may help ease some of your anxiety or restlessness you hate dealing with every night. When I'm anxious, I *always* reach for my weighted blanket to ground me.

    Reviewer laying on cough with blanket on top of him

    You should also check out the company's weight chart to properly determine which blanket size is right for you.

    Promising review: "After reading other reviews on weighted blankets, I decided to go with Luna, and I have bought two now, one as a gift. I love that the material is organic cotton, and the beads are not made of plastic. The cotton is light but strong. I have used this blanket for three or so months now. Having battled insomnia, restless legs, joint pain, and muscle pain, I had read that a weighted blanket could help. Honestly, I hardly have sleepless nights now. The blanket isn't too heavy but just heavy enough. and I love it!! Before I had this blanket, there were many nights I was awake until 3 a.m. due to insomnia and pain. Now, usually within a half-hour of winding down, I am asleep! It calms my restless legs, and really lessens muscle and joint pain! The blanket is sturdy, holding up well, and totally worth the money." —sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in 15 weights and sizes and in 21 colors).

    39. A USB-C multiport adapter because having a laptop is convenient until you need some extra ports for work that it doesn't come with. Just plug it into your laptop's USB-C port and you'll have so much more room for activities!

    The adapter with multiple things plugged into it

    This adapter has ports for USB, SD, and Micro SD, and HDMI. Each of the three USB port have 5Gbps transfer speed, the HDMI streams in 4K or 1080p, and there is a capacity of up to 2TB for the SD cards.

    Promising review: "This USB C Hub comes with a great quality for a great price. Definitely worth my money. It is light weighted and small size, so it is easy for traveling. With this hub, I can connect my mouse and keyboard with my MacBook pro without having to buy expensive ones from Apple store. It even supports HDMI, which helps me connect my MacBook Pro with my screen and projector! I wish I can get this earlier. This hub is a pretty cool design! I would highly recommend this to people who need a hub like this and don't want to spend a lot of money." —Zhanpeng Wang

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    40. A set of blackout curtains that will, well, block out the daylight from your room so you can finally sleep in. AKA being woken by your dog for walkies instead., Amazon

    These curtains are made with an energy smart fabric that balances room temperature by insulating against summer heat and winter chills. Fantastic!

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. I have 41" x 41" windows and I used two panels on each one. Stunning color — I ordered teal for my coral-and-teal color-schemed bedroom. They block out sunlight very well. I'm so happy! Quick shipping and they came undamaged. Good quality, thick and soft too. Almost feels like velvet." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ ( available in 13 sizes and 32 colors).

    41. A supportive bath pillow for anyone who really loves the idea of baths, but can't seem to deal with resting their head on their tub.

    the white bath pillow

    This waterproof pillow has seven suction cups so you don't have to worry about it fall off after you found the perfect spot to put it. 

    Promising review: "My husband bought this for me because I LOVE taking baths; it's a nice way to relax and unwind after a long day, but I've recently had some health problems which has caused me to lose a lot of weight and taking baths has become excruciating. Due to the lack of extra cushion back there now, lying back on the porcelain tub was extremely painful on my spine/bones, and I had resigned to the fact that I wouldn't be taking baths anymore. But, GOOD NEWS, this pillow is a dream come true. I wish I had always had this pillow. It's soooo comfortable! I could almost nap in the tub (but don't!)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.79 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    42. And finally, a toilet night-light so your treacherous journey to the bathroom past the noisy toys in the hall can be lit without causing a ruckus among the cave dwellers. AKA your kids.

    toilet night light in toilet

    This LED toilet light has 16 colors that can work on a rotation or as a solid color.

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet-night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Lee R. Gurr

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    You, realizing how much of your life was wasted without these products:


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