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    39 Products That'll Help You Be More Prepared Than You've Ever Been

    From a car safety hammer to a compact pet water bottle, you'll be ahead of any and every eventuality.

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    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 car safety hammer because your mom always taught you that it's better to be safe than sorry! We hope you never *have* to use this tool, but in case of a car emergency, this can break windows and cut through seatbelts. Buy it and keep it in an easy-to-reach spot in your vehicle for added reassurance.

    Hand smashing a car window with the tool
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    This also comes with a handy mounting bracket so you can always have it within arm's reach! You can attach the mounting bracket to a car door or underneath the glove compartment.

    Promising review: "This should have no problem smashing through a closed window. The other things that I like about these is that they are brightly colored and stand out from other items in the car and they also have a safety blade on the opposite end to the hammer, which can be used to cut off a seat belt in an emergency. I hope that I never have to use these, but it offers a little extra piece of mind having them in the car, especially during the winter season." —Joey

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. A charging cable bracelet for a fashionable accessory disguised as a super functional connective wire that saves your phone from ever losing juice. Keep this ~on hand~ for portable chargers and laptops alike.

    A runner wearing the bracelet and the bracelet being used with a portable charger
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    It also works with iPhones, iPads, iPods, and AirPods!

    Promising review: "I ordered this charging bracelet because I always lose phone cords and I get tired of carrying around the long wires in my pocket. The charger works fast and is compatible with linking my phone to my computer. It will be perfect for sports games, concerts or festivals where I bring a portable charger but do not want to bring a long cord. It is a perfect size to charge your phone in your pocket. The material is definitely quality and I do not worry about it breaking at all. I’ve also gotten compliments on the look of the bracelet. Almost nobody can tell it’s a phone charger. Now, I’m always prepared with a phone charger that I will not lose." —David Stolz

    Get two from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and in packs).

    3. And a portable charger that will kickstart your dying device, so you never have to see that scary battery icon flash before your eyes when you've just started your commute home. A bonus? You can use the above charging bracelet to connect your device to the charger.

    The portable charger
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    Promising review: "This charger is perfect! It's a little heavy, but it's not too heavy where it weights me down. I love these chargers and unless this company start to make an inferior product, I will continue to purchase Anker products. Reliability is what I look for and so far Anker has it!" —Kecia Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    4. A natural laundry stain remover to conquer tough stains like wine spills and pet markings on soft surfaces without the headache. (Seriously, this doesn't release that headache-inducing chemical smell while you clean.)

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    Check out our full review of the stain remover here!

    And for every sale of this, the brand donates their natural and organic products to children and families that are less fortunate.

    Promising review: "Holy smokes this stuff is great! I’m always paranoid to try new detergents or stain treaters because my husband and baby both have super sensitive skin. But this is very gentle and hasn’t caused any issues with their skin. And it’s a boss at removing stains. Plus it’s natural, so I feel better about using it. I’ve been raving about it to all my friends! It got these strawberry stains out of my daughter's white onesie, too. Love the stuff!!" —Sizzle

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    5. A migraine relief stick to help lessen the headaches that interrupt your day. This essential oil roll-on provides a cooling sensation with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils, and can be applied to relieve tension held around your temples and/or neck.

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    This migraine stick is super easy to use! Just roll it on the back of your neck, forehead, and temples for some relief from the most annoying head pain. Check out our full review of Migrastil Migraine Stick here.

    Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my work day I will begin to get the dreaded afternoon headache. This migraine stick is my new go-to. The second I feel a headache coming on, I just roll this on and within seconds I feel it working. Within a minute or so I feel fine again. I noticed it gives a little boost of energy as well. I have also used it when I feel a full blown migraine coming on. All I can say is it really works. In addition to taking the pain away, it also provides a tingly sensation. Wherever you roll it on tingles after application. I am now a customer for life and love this product. I have also noticed that even if I use it often, it keeps working. You don’t grow a tolerance to it." —Corinne Beck

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. Bose noise-cancelling headphones that sit comfortably on your ears, make your Spotify playlists sound incredible, and are the investment you should make if your WFH conditions need improving — because these godsends will silence those work calls your roommate takes in the living area once and for all.

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    They were also selected as our high-price pick for the best noise-cancelling headphones!

    Promising review: "Unbelievably happy with this product. I cannot live without out my Bose QC 35 II's (even considering a second one to keep at work). It is empowering to put these on and have all the noise pollution just go away. I bought them for home and hadn't planned on taking them to my large open floor office. I put them on and suddenly realized there was a very low and loud hum coming from the ceiling (air blowers I assume). Now gone. I sit there in my cubicle and feel sorry for everyone else because they don't have a pair of these. I tried other brands, but they were simply not properly engineered. Once you get the pairing 'dialed in,' it is seamless." —Claveman

    Get them from Amazon for $299 (available in three colors).

    7. An anti-slip solution if you get aggravated by your glasses sliding around when you're trying to meet 5 p.m. deadlines. They're made of grippy silicone, too, so they're soft and flexible for everyday wear. (These'll even keep your specs in place if you ever feel the need to do an afternoon downward dog.)

    Woman wearing glasses with silicone grips
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    Promising review: "My glasses were constantly slipping down my nose! No matter how tight my temple and hinges were adjusted, they would loosen and start to slip. In desperation I tried these! They work! I can now stand hours while teaching and do not need to push up my nose piece. I have had my glasses nearly slip off my nose during lab time, so these are a must for me. They do not put pressure behind your ears either." —carla

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    8. Avarelle tea tree and calendula oil-infused pimple patches combat blemishes powerfully and blend in with the tone of your complexion – so you can get on with your day knowing that a lil' cost-effective sticker is doing all the work and you don't have to lift a finger. (Except for when you have to remove it and ~satisfyingly~ see all the gunk that gets sucked out of your pores!)

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    After cleaning your face before bed, apply a patch directly to the inflamed breakout. When you wake up in the morning and remove the patch, the pimple will be visibly smaller and less inflamed.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself, and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50. And for larger, square patches, click here.

    And if you're fighting some serious breakouts, check out these other face treatments that'll make a noticeable difference.

    9. A lightweight, super-soft microfiber towel to keep in a to-go bag or the back of your car, so you can always have a way to dry off quickly and feel comfortable if you're caught in a capricious rain shower. Plus, its antimicrobial treatment repels any funky odors that may build up over time.

    Multi-colored Packtowl towel
    Backcountry

    Promising review: "I wasn't sold on buying a travel/camping towel, but this was so so handy for Colorado hiking, swimming, and camping. Plus, it packs small and the zippered pouch is large enough to stash a few other gear items. (As a bonus, it's also great for drying wavy/curly hair without frizz.)" —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Backcountry for $11.95+.

    10. A fabric shaver and lint remover that will revive your favorite sweater, leggings, hoody, jeans — literally anything in your closet that has started to pill and look embarrassingly fuzzy.

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    Promising review: "I honestly never even knew this type of device existed. I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket. The shaver worked so well and went over zippers, seams, and even the little leather loops on it and didn’t damage a thing. This is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever! I can’t wait to get a hold of all my daughter’s onesies." —morningfield

    Get it from Amazon for $11.57 (available in two colors).

    11. A pet water bottle that's a compact way to make sure your doggo stays hydrated on a stroll. Just throw this leakproof device, which has a feeder and dispenser for them to drink from, in your bag so that you're prepared for that next hike!

    Reviewer using the bottle with their dog
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    Promising review: "My little guy loves this thing. I love how easy it is to use and easy to carry. I have an extra small dog so the small size is more than plenty for him. I love that the unused water can go back in the bottle without spilling everywhere." —Marie Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes and two colors).

    12. A tear-resistant modular bag with anti-theft zippers, a waterproof exterior, AND self-sanitizing internal fabrics for anyone who wants to carry their valuables without the added bulk of a backpack. Throw this around your waist and under a layer for a seamlessly hands- and worry-free carrier.

    Model wearing the black camo printed bag
    Alpaka Gear

    This all-in-one bag comes with three compartments that feature: an RFID blocking front, smaller interior pockets, and a place to carry your passport, a Nintendo Switch(!), and other small valuables — as well as a key tether. The strap is adjustable so it can be worn as a cross-body and over the shoulder.

    Alpaka Gear is a small business located in Australia that designs high quality and style-focused goods built for the outdoors.

    Promising review: "Perfect size for a comfy sling, you can tell and feel that it is designed and made for comfort, unlike others that are not made to sling on the shoulder. The finishing and quality is solid, its made to last a lifetime of daily use. The magnetic clip is next level and should be the standard of any clips/buckle moving forward. The waterproof zipper is definitely a bonus if its raining. Highly recommended if you are after something light and comfy but will fit your everyday essentials." —Seng

    Get it from Alpaka Gear for $65 (available in three colors).

    13. A multi-tool that looks like the size of a credit card so it can slip easily into your wallet. With 40 tools into one, including wrenches, screwdrivers, a bottle opener, can opener, pry bar, cord cutter, and hex bit driver, your new party trick will be handling quick fixes in any and every scenario.

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    Promising review: "I keep this in my wallet and it's come in handy a few times. It's plenty sturdy, and to be honest it probably has too many features for me to even use all of them. It's been great so far, though. Very compact and sits in my wallet just fine. It's pretty useful and convenient at times. Pretty handy and far better than being empty handed when something unexpected comes up." —Zachary

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95+ (available in two colors).

    14. A keychain flashlight to beat the brightness of your phone light — because trying to unlock your front door sans phone in almost pitch-black darkness is, uh, really dang hard. And this little bebe has three brightness modes, happens to be waterproof, and is incredibly lightweight.

    Reviewer holding the flashlight in their palm
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    Promising review: "I've used several pocket keychain lights in the past. They either never worked well or died quickly. On some of them the button was hard to use or it worked intermittently. I like this because it's sturdy, easy to use, and bright. It's about the size of my small pocket keychain knife." —BobK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A slim leather wallet to carry your bank cards, IDs, and commuter essentials in one attractive and pocket-friendly leather case. Plus, it'll save you from lugging around a bursting wallet that's filled with expired receipts.

    Tanon

    And! You can get it monogrammed in your choice of three custom fonts, JIC you want to give a "Just Because" gift to your whole fam and need to distinguish who's whose.

    Get it from Tanon for $47 (originally $67; available in five colors).

    16. A portable electric razor with both wet and dry functionalities. No cords and a compact shape means you can carry it in your purse no prob, plus it won't leave your skin feeling irritated.

    Reviewer holding the shaver
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    Promising review: "I love this thing so much! If you are in a rush or if you don’t want to shave your armpits or the hair on your armpits is too short to shave, this thing is perfect. I wear tank tops to work every day so I always make sure that my underarms are shaved and this has saved me so much razor burn. You can also use it on your bikini line, legs, and your arms! It’s super easy to clean, too, and I have taken it on multiple airplanes. Extremely happy with this purchase, I actually just got my coworker the same one!" —Kasey Mogavero

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A pair of touchscreen gloves fit for any outdoor activity in weather that can only be described as "OMG, I can see my breath." Whether you're hitting the slopes or shoveling snow in your driveway, these Thinsulate mittens are thick enough to keep your fingers from freezing but won't feel bulky on your hands.

    The blue and black gloves
    Outdoor Master

    They're also made from waterproof and anti-slip materials, with a moisture-resistant inner layer.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my bike commute. It keeps the wind out and is much warmer than I thought it would be. The touch screen is smooth and the glove itself fits my hand perfectly, so I can operate it without stress." —Amanda Stone

    Get them from Outdoor Master for $39.99 (originally $69.99; available in sizes M–L and four colors)

    18. A lens and screen cleaning kit, because having fogged up glasses from wearing masks is just another fun problem we're dealing with on the reg. One quick spritz and a swipe of a cloth, and you'll have streak-free vision once again. Plus, this can clear that fingerprint schmutz that's been all over your laptop screen for as long as you can remember.

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    This set comes with two 8-ounce bottles and two cleaning cloths. The spray is 100% alcohol- and ammonia-free.

    Promising review: "Believe the reviews! I have tried so many wipes, sprays, and cleaning cloths in the eternal struggle for clean lenses, including a number of other high-rated items. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has ever truly worked to my satisfaction. Until now! One spray of the cleaner on each side of the lens and a simple swipe with the cloth and ZERO SMUDGES. Literally none. I want at least one of these magical cloths within reach everywhere I am and an eternal supply of the cleaner. I honestly don’t know if the wizardry is the cloth, the cleaner, or the combination of the two. I just know that IT WORKS!" —AMH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A meal kit subscription from Home Chef to take care of weekday dinners in under 30 minutes. I mean, *wipes drool* just look at this delish cheese ravioli that could be delivered as fresh pre-portioned ingredients straight to your door.

    The cheese ravioli and mushroom marinara dish
    Home Chef

    Select different recipes from different menus each week. Every shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients (if you don't like the protein offering in a recipe, you can swap it out or double it up). And! You can pick from easy-to-follow instruction-based recipes or low/no-prep meal plans.

    Get it from Home Chef starting at $6.99 per serving.

    20. NordVPN (aka a virtual protection network), the service to protect your most sensitive data on the interwebs. Think: when you're shopping for groceries using public Wi-Fi or working on the road, this helps to ensure that all your info is safe and secure.

    NordVPN

    You can encrypt your data, which could include anything from passwords and usernames, medical histories, banking details, work emails, and private conversations. And if you hate pop-ups and autoplay (the worst, honestly), NordVPN's CyberSec service will protect you and your data while giving you improved performance and more control of your online experience.

    Get NordVPN’s two-year plan for $3.71/month.

    21. A bottle of the infamous Bar Keepers Friend to revive every scratched-up surface that makes you deeply sigh anytime you catch a glimpse of it. This stuff gets to work on rust, burnt grease, and even Sharpie marks, so this once daunting task can be over in mere minutes.

    Reviewer before and after using the solution on a scuffed up sink
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    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it the master of removing stains and grime.

    Promising review: "We recently moved into a new-to-us home. I’ve tried and tried to get water spots off from an old, yucky-looking bathroom faucet. I just about gave up until I decided to try just one more product. I’m so glad I did!" —Allyson

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in larger quantities).

    22. A bottle of Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray because it's our ~doody~ to inform you that you *can* go do your biz comfortably — and have something on hand to mask any evidence of it ever happening. Slip this into your toiletry bag, so you'll always leave the john smelling like a tree full o' lemons.

    The bottle of poo-pourri
    Amazon

    Just spritz before you go, and voilà! No more stressful hangouts when you calculate in your mind how long you can stay before you've got to head home to use the bathroom.

    Promising review: "A couple of sprays on the toilet water before you sit down and everything smells like fresh lemons when you are done. Very easy to use and so far has held up very well." —Bruce B.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in various scents and seven sizes).

    23. A Baggu reusable grocery tote that folds into a palm-sized pouch, so you can throw it into your crossbody, do a quick unexpected trip to Trader Joe's, and not have to keep accumulating brown bags under your kitchen sink.

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    Promising review: "These are great. Large capacity, thin but very durable material, fun colors and patterns, and they fold easily into a lightweight little square. I toss one in my purse and I'm ready to carry a couple of grocery bags' worth of stuff. I've tried various reusable bags before, but found them too flimsy or small, or too difficult to fold up correctly. These are the first I've bought extras of." —riverrat01

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in 23 styles).

    24. A twice a day weekly pill organizer that over 7,000 reviewers rave helps them stay on track with vitamins and meds from a.m. to p.m. The best part? Each colorful container is small and compact enough to individually slip into your bag — so you have one less thing to think about on your next errand-filled Wednesday.

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    Promising review: "This is the most convenient pill organizer I've purchased. I love it so much that I've purchased it again. The separate round containers ("daily rounds") divided for morning and evening doses can be carried independently, a huge advantage over all-in-one pill organizers. The daily rounds are clearly identified by day, time of day, and are color-coded. They are clear so you can easily see whether and which meds have been taken, a great thing for caregivers and the person taking the medication. I highly recommend this thoughtfully designed pill organizer." —Pee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. Coty Airspun oil-reducing and setting powder for a quick *pat pat* when your face becomes more reflective than the screen you've been staring at all day. Because 4 p.m. T-zone shine has finally met its match.

    Reviewer with flawless makeup and a shine-free look achieved by using the setting powder
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    It can also be used as a foundation to even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. Other reviewers are right, it does have a slight baby powder smell, but it doesn't bother my very much and once you've applied it to your face, the smell disappears. I recommend it to all of my friends!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available as a pack of two and in six shades).

    26. A hair finishing cream to take care of unruly flyways that refuse to cooperate no matter how many bobby pins you've stuck between your strands. It looks like a regular ol' tube of mascara, so you'll remember to keep it with your other touch-up essentials.

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    Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won't leave your hair greasy.

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RHoffsommer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    27. Traceless Invisibobble ties so you can throw your hair off your face without annoying ponytail creases that inevitably form once your hair has been pulled back for a while. They can sit pretty upon your wrist and will be your go-to for snag-free updos.

    Reviewer 4 picture collage showing the hair ties in use
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    Promising review: "It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it's true. I sleep with my hair in a messy topknot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that's it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY." —Rachel P.

    Get three from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    And click here for our full review of the traceless hair ties.

    28. Aquaphor Lip Repair – it reverses the appearance of incredibly annoying chapped lips (particularly an annoyance in frigid temps) with moisturizing ingredients like vitamins, shea butter, and soothing chamomile. So you can kiss goodbye to painful lips that leave you looking ~pouty~ and say hello to your new affordable, year-round savior.

    model applying the balm
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    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS STUFF. I have tried a number of different things in order to battle my super chapped lips. I purchased an $18 tube of another brand, hoping that it would help with my dry, chapped lips. Instead it just made my lips feel sticky and the shine almost made the dead skin more noticeable. On a whim I purchased Aquaphor (it was a super cheap cart add-on) and within two uses my lips were baby smooth. It works almost instantly and just the most hydrating lip balm I've ever used. I've convinced three friends to try it and every single one loves it. I'll never buy another lip balm again." —Z.Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

    29. Maybelline Instant Rewind Treatment Concealer to treat and defeat dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines that are taking up prime real estate around your delicate eye area. This even comes with a built-in sponge applicator to cut down the amount of products you'll need to carry in your emergency beauty bag.

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    Promising review: "This is the best under-eye concealer ever. I am 67 years old and have tried them all. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why she loves this concealer in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#4).

    30. Pepto Bismol chewable tablets, because we all hate being caught off guard by painful indigestion. Keep these close by for whenever you're feeling the onset of a sour stomach.

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    I keep a pack in my bag for those ew-worthy moments when suddenly you feel kinda nauseous post-lunch or pre-dinner.

    Promising review: "It's Pepto! Like it or don't. The taste is a bit nostalgic for me, reminding me of days when my Grandma gave me Necco wafers out of her purse, so while it's somewhat plain and chalky, it's not bad. My husband pops them in every now and then after meals and it quells down his symptoms fairly quickly. I always carry some in my bag. Way more convenient than the liquid." —Katya

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $7.63.

    31. Touch-up razors so you can carefully take care of unwanted peach fuzz + keep your eyebrows lookin' on fleek. The blades are designed with built-in guards that won't hurt your skin, plus they come with an extra attachment for salon-precise eyebrow shaping.

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    Promising review: "I bought these blades to try at home derma-planing. I was nervous at first, but it’s almost impossible to cut yourself with these and it took the peach fuzz right off my face. In fact, as I was staring at my face in a magnifying mirror and removing the fuzz, I noticed my nose hair was a little out of control. I even used one of these in my nose (that’s right) and it worked great! I will be keeping a few of these on-hand at all times." —TKB

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    32. The Fur-Zoff stone for carpet, couches, clothing, and bedding. It works like a magnet to pick up your black leggings' arch nemesis: pet hair. In one fell swoop, you can collect fuzzies from upholstery in seconds.

    Reviewer image of before and using the Fur-Zoff stone
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    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. With multiple cats and two dogs who have no boundaries in the house (couches, chairs and beds are free game), and more than a few with black fur, our furniture and carpets were constantly covered. This thing works wonders! Easy to use, does the job right, and cheap. What a bang for your buck. The fur comes right off, it's a miracle. I recently used it in our bedroom since we have light blue carpet. The vacuum wasn't sucking up the fur and the carpet looked dingy and dirty. I got down and went to town on the carpet with this thing and the difference is like night and day. Seriously, if you have pets, this is a must." —dameow687

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    33. A drain snake to avoid that call to your plumber and ~satisfyingly~ clean out the creatures you never knew existed in your bathroom pipes. Every household should equip themselves with this gross but necessary gadget.

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    Promising review: "So useful! Thought I’d never be able to clear my drain after using gallons and gallons of Drano (which add up). But these took out the hair that was clogging my shower for months within a minute! Such easy use and definitely would recommend this to anyone who needs it." —Cal

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two sizes).

    34. A jar opener because stubborn lids will have no place in your home ever again thanks to metal teeth that grasp and open "glued" on container tops. This is ideal for folks with limited mobility and safe enough to be used around kids.

    The jar opener on top of a jar of olives
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    Promising review: "Bought this for my 85-year-old mother who has a bit of arthritis in her hands. She loves this jar opener. She commented on the ease of use and likes the fact that it can be used on smaller bottles. Made a daily task much easier for her." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95. And check out this similar bottle opener that can mount underneath your kitchen cabinets.

    35. Bissell Stomp N' Go stain lifting pads so you can combat any unhappy pet accidents quickly and effectively. These also work on coffee, wine, and blood stains — so it'll be like that cold brew spillage on your cream rug never happened.

    Reviewer before and after of their carpet stained and clean after using pads
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    The cleaning formula is released when you stomp, so there's no added spray involved! Everything you need is on the pad already.

    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews for anything, but I just had to write one for these. We have two dogs and one of them will get sick or have an accident in the house a few times a month. I've used all kinds of carpet cleaner as well as the SpotBot, but they never seemed to really get the stains out. I bought these on a whim because I was desperate to find something that might work and guess what? THEY WORKED! No joke, every stain I have put these on has come out of the carpet. I have told everyone I know about these and have heard great things from them as well. If you are on the fence, just give them a try!" —Angela Mimm

    Get 20 pads from Amazon for $24.99+.

    36. A pack of organic tampons so you'll be covered if your monthly mate pops up unexpectedly (love when that happens!). Toss a couple of these in your bag, so you'll be AOK — even in those white pants.

    Reviewer holding tampon
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    These are toxin- and bleach-free, made of 100% organic cotton, and are highly absorbent. Plus, they don't have applicators, so you'll minimize waste. In a pack of 36, you'll receive 18 regular and 18 super.

    Promising review: "I have used multiple organic tampon brands to no avail, but THESE are the ones to get. Not only do they come applicator-free with less waste, they protect for hours with zero leakage. When I first pulled them out of the package, I was surprised by the size of them since they’re itty-bitty. They are perfect and I feel powerful and confident as hell during my moon cycle." —Ellie Metz

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.99+ (available as a pack of 72).

    37. Box cutters that'll pay dividends since quarantine shopping has become your new favorite past time — because the moment that you're met with a new package at the door, you can hardly wait to see what's inside. This is a safe and easy way to open up all your new BuzzFeed Shopping purchases 😉.

    The box cutter
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great quality box cutter! Heavy quality feel in your hand. The blades are sharp and perform well in only one swipe! There's also safety in the retractability feature." —Melissa Colucci

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in larger packs).

    38. A basic home tool kit that is a lifesaver to fix small repairs around the house (that will no longer require the need to call your dad first).

    The tool kit
    Amazon

    You'll receive a tape measurer, a hammer, pliers, a bit driver, a bit connector, scissors, a utility snap-off knife, four screwdrivers, hex keys, and 20 screwdriver bits.

    Promising review: "The tools are entirely serviceable. The best part is the variety of tools they throw into a very small case. I haven't damaged any of them, but they don't feel as durable as a high quality set of shop or automotive tools – but that wasn't what I was looking for. It's great to tighten the odd screw, install small items, or tap gizmos back into place rather than having to wait for building maintenance or IT to show up. A good deal!" —Geriatric Suthriner

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two colors).

    39. And! A 321-piece first aid kit, because bumps, scrapes, and cuts, are inevitable for even a not-so-clumsy individual.

    Amazon

    Altogether you'll get adhesive bandage strips (knee, elbow, knuckle, butterfly, spot, triangular), abdominal trauma and eye pads, sterile gauze sponges and rolls, medical tape, alcohol wipes, povidone iodine wipes, antiseptic towelettes, alcohol-free wound cleansing wipes, cotton tip applicators, a CPR face mask, latex-free gloves, an instant cold compress, a medical face mask, metal scissors, metal tweezers, safety pins, a tourniquet, wooden splints and tongue depressors. Phew!

    Promising review: "Wow, this is a very professional first aid kit! It has everything in it. I'm so glad I looked the choices over well. It will be a fine addition to safety on the road or within the home." —a reader

    Get it from Amazon for $34.88.

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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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