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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 do it on a budget. AKA the perfect duo.

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    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.

    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.

    3. An ice cream pint cozy that'll make eating your favorite frozen dessert *that* much warmer. 🥶 

    The pint cozy in various funky colors
    The pint cozy in white with an ice cream pint inside it
    Berkshire Yarn Works / Etsy, Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    I have been using this cover every time I whip out one of my ice cream pints and it had made it so much more enjoyable to consume! I love that my hands stay warm *and* dry and it also doesn't get condensation all over the couch or table when I place it down. They come in a bunch of cute colors, but I went with a neutral beige.

    Berkshire Yarn Works is a Black woman-owned small business based out of the Massachusetts that specializes in creating handmade cozy products for you and your home. 

    Get it from Berkshire Yarn Works on Etsy for $20+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    4. 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

    5. A dual-layered antimicrobial toothbrush with ultra thin bristles that will help get deep into the creases between your gums and teeth. It won't completely replace a floss, but it's pretty damn close! 

    A close up shot of the bristles on the toothbrush
    A shot of the entire toothbrush
    Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

    Growing up, I was the absolute worst at flossing and brushing my teeth. It was so bad, I ended up developing periodontitis, which is inflammation of the gums caused by a build up of bacteria. It causes your gums to separate and recede from your teeth. It's pretty bad. Well, now I obviously go to the dentist regularly, but still struggle to floss my teeth at often as I should. These toothbrushes are such a game changer for me! The bristles at the tip are sooo tiny, I can literally feel them cleaning between my teeth. My gums get red easily if I don't floss enough, and ever since I started using this twice a day, they're no longer red! They look so healthy and I truly feel like I'm actually getting a good cleaning, compared to other manual toothbrushes. It's gentle enough for my sensitive gums, but gets in deep to prevent plaque. I'm obsessed! 

    Mouthwatchers is a small business that specializes in making antimicrobial toothbrushes for an ultra-clean feeling!

    Promising review: "I was intrigued by this toothbrush, so I thought I’d order one. Wow, it really lived up to what it said. After just 2 days, using it four times, I was sold! I have been using an electric brush for probably 20 years. This toothbrush made my teeth feel cleaner. Weird right? A toothbrush is a toothbrush. Think again. It’s the combination of the two lengths of the bristles and the softness. I was so happy with how clean my teeth felt, I ordered two more brushes after the second day. I don’t want to be caught without it. My only advice is to not get carried away really scrubbing. I did, and it made my gums sore. Once I took easy, it’s been absolutely great. I will use my electric toothbrush some, but once it breaks, no more electric, then it will only be this toothbrush." —Skippy

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.90

    6. 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.

    7. 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

    8. 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!

    9. 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

    10. 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.

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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!

    16. 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

    17. 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

    18. 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

    19. 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!

    20. 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

    21. 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

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

    23. 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

    24. 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.

    25. 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

    26. 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.

    27. 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

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

    29. 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!

    30. 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

    31. 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

    32. 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.

    33. 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

    34. 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.

    35. 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

    36. 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.

    37. 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

    38. 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!

    Reviewer pic the adapter with multiple things plugged into it

    39. 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

    40. 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

    41. 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.

    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.