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    40 Useful Products That Work So Darn Well, You Might Think You've Died And Gone To Heaven

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    1. A zipper puller you'll probably need if you've recently moved out on your own and no longer have roommates to call on for ~zipping you up~ before a night out.


    Promising review: "Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times can’t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul zip me up. This zipuller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. Pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must take travel tools. I need one for home and one for business travel now! Great idea. PS. Market to women who travel on business." —Joe Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    2. A bag holder, aka the gift of more hands. Arm yourself with this so you can actually afford to get that extra pack of frozen hash browns from Trader Joe's — *and* make it up the three flights of stairs to your apartment without the wrist-ache or multiple trips.


    Each of these handles can support up to 80 pounds at a time, aka multiple shopping bags filled with produce, paper towel rolls, and other household stuff!

    Promising review: "Like a lot of reviewers I’ve read on here, I do not like to make more than one trip packing my groceries home and up multiple floors. So to be able to load up multiple bags with a nicely cushioned handle that does not cut into your fingers is definitely a game changer!" —Murdog

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. Face mask storage cubbies that deserve a round of applause for saving you time *and* effort. Keep these by the front door so everyone knows what's washed and what needs to be tossed.

    face mask pouches that say "clean" and "dirty" hanging on wall hooks
    The Little Rooster Co / Etsy

    The Little Rooster Co is a small Etsy shop based in Ohio where you'll find a bunch of practical home goods, including first aid boxes, storage baskets, and canvas bags.

    Promising review: "Love these! At first I thought they would be too small but they are the perfect size! We have four adults at our house and tons of masks!" —Etsy Customer

    Get them from the The Little Rooster Co on Etsy for $19.35 (originally $21.50; available in three patterns and two styles).

    4. Some Sevích hairline shadow you can use to touch up graying roots and fill in thinning areas to give the appearance of denser, thicker hair without the fuss. If you've ever thrown your hair up and noticed areas of pesky gray or spots that are looking a lil' sparse, simply plop some color on the sponge applicator and dab it into your scalp for a fuller 'do.

    This stuff is cruelty free and contains nontoxic plant fibers, including beeswax so is safe to use on your skin.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! If you have thinning hair or graying hair, this powder is a must have. It even creates a bit of volume to my very thin hair. I've purchased many different hair products to conceal my thinning hair, most are ineffective, messy, or leave my hair feeling greasy. It's super easy to use, I even use it for my sparse eyebrows, I simply brush use a soft, small lip liner brush to fill in my brows for a natural look. I also love that it lasts till your next shampoo. At first I didn't like the built-in sponge, but I've grown to really like it. The powder sticks to the sponge, making it easy to apply to whatever area you want to cover up, and the powder doesn't come off on pillows if you leave it on overnight." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49 (available in 12 shades).

    5. A jar or lemon scented toilet bombs to break down gross rings that have built up around the edges of your toilet bowl. Just pop one of these lemon drops in and behold: a citrusy fizz taking care of one of your least favorite chores.

    the jar and round toilet bombs

    Happy Earth Boutique is a New Jersey-based Etsy store that specializes in making healthy, good-for-the-planet cleaning supplies.

    Promising review: "These lemon toilet fizzies work great and I love that they are earth friendly. They come in an attractive little jar so you can sit it on the toilet tank and it looks so nice! Shipping was fast too." —Etsy Customer

    Get it from Happy Earth Boutique on Etsy for $12+.

    6. An elastic Boobuddy for anyone who simply chooses not to partake in running because the ladies won't stay put. This adjustable invention solves that ish' by strapping over your sports bra to prevent movement for a secure and comfortable fit.

    Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! I am a 36F and have an impossible time finding a sports bra for running. I used this band over a cheaper sports bra and am never going back. It’s so comfortable and so much more breathable than my expensive max support bras. I need an extra now for when this is in the wash!" —Elizabeth G.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six colors and sizes S-L).

    7. An ingenious donut pillow you can rest your noggin on as you sleep post-ear piercing. Because gah, attempting to avoid irritation after you get a cartilage or conch piercing is how you say... hell. And this has a lil' opening to help your ear heal. Note to younger self: You *need* this.

    model holding a yellow circular pillow with a hole in the middle for your ear to reset

    Get it from Studs for $24.

    8. An earwax removal kit because sure, there are those products that help you breathe easy, but what about the ones that help you hear? These drops soften up excess wax that can cause blockages, so you can bid the days of just smiling and nodding pretending you heard the punchline adieu.

    Reviewer photo of their finger covered in chunks of ear wax

    Promising review: "After messing around with a cotton bud in my left ear (never do this), I managed to fully block all hearing in it. I ran around like a headless chicken for about 24 hours because the pressure in the ear was so intense. One treatment of Debrox and the blockage immediately subsided. Trick is to let it sit in the ear for at least five minutes. Drain the ear, wait another five minutes, then irrigate with the bulb and warm water, never cold. Seldom does a remedy work as advertised; this one does!" —Chazmax1

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    9. An airplane phone mount allowing you to watch all your saved Netflix shows with comfort and ease mid-flight. And some reviewers are noting how it can be used in regular life, too — no plane ticket required.

    reviewer's phone mounted on the back of an airplane seat

    Promising review: "Okay, after a flight last month, I was convinced I needed a phone mount and ran into this. So I bought it. The crazy part was that I haven’t been on another flight yet and yet, I use this gadget every single day. So far, I found this to be durable and can contort to your needs. The different combinations of positions literally allows you to mount and position your device to nearly any position you need it to. I use the iPhone 11 as my device. I mount this on my standup desk at work, at my nightstand to watch movies while in bed, on my treadmill so I could watch something while walking, on a nearby counter as a “tripod” for my phone and of course, as a standalone stand when I’m sitting at a flat table." —Justine E.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97

    10. Leakproof travel capsules so cute and useful, you can carry *and stack* all your essentials together in one spot on the go (without having to forego your routine). Now pills, creams, and jewelry can all be encased in lil' TSA-approved magnetic containers.


    I love my little containers that allow me to downsize but still carry my necessities while I'm traveling. They're not only cute to look at but they're pretty practical. I have used mine to store my vitamins, earrings, face cream and have not run into any issues. They have tight, screw-on tops so you know everything is secure *and* you can customize their labels so you know exactly what's in what. Oh, and the fact that they're magnetic? Genius. This way, they stay tightly together in your case or can be conveniently stored in a makeup bag.

    Cadence is a woman-owned small biz that helps people from many different walks of life stay on top of their personal care routines no matter where they go. The capsules are made from recycled ocean bound plastic in an effort to clean existing plastic off of beaches. One Cadence capsule = one travel-sized bottle worth of plastic removed from shores.

    Promising review: "My day job keeps me on the go constantly, traveling locally and nation-wide. Whether I'm in my car, on a flight or in a hotel room, Cadence has simplified my life in ways I never thought possible. I used to have to compromise certain products over others due to lack of space, which would often lead to feeling a little less confident throughout the day. I used to worry about my products leaking during travel. All of these worries are gone. -- Whether it's mints, lotion, vitamins, jewelry, etc. I'm covered with Cadence, and I refuse to go back to the way it was. -- The fact that they use recyclable material is the cherry on top. I recommend them to everyone!" —Cadence Customer

    Get it from Cadence for $70 (originally $84; available in individual capsules, bundles of three or six, and six colors).

    11. A simple yet remarkable felt insert created to slip into any sort of bag and *poof* instantly organize it. Overcrowded tote bags? Haphazard diaper bags? All now neatly arranged with roomy compartments, so you can stop burrowing for your keys and specs.

    the large pink insert inside a LV Neverfull MM bag

    And this comes in so many shades you'll easily find one to match the interior of any of your bags!

    Promising review: "When you spend a LOT of money on a good bag, the last thing you need is a pen to leak or a dirty mark to ruin the lining. I couldn’t believe my luck when I discovered the EXACT product I was thinking of right here. I have the Louis Vuitton neverfull MM with a light pink lining I wanted to protect, and right here a pink liner fits perfectly. You can remove the middle section if you wish, to hold more books, folder etc or keep it in (it has Velcro strips at each end to hold it in place). I love that everything has a place, including a zipped compartment and the key strap lanyard. Of course if you want to change bags, you can just lift it out and place all those essentials right into another. Highly recommend this item." —BritGirlUSA

    Get it from Amazon for $15.23+ (available in sizes M–XL and 14 colors).

    12. Reusable duster pads made of fluffy washable fleece fabric to collect dust bunnies and other allergy-causing particles. So long, wasteful, disposable dusties, these bb's do a *much* faster job — faster than you could sneeze and exclaim "bless you!" to thin air, in fact...

    the colorful dusters

    These nonbranded replacement dusters fit on the two-prong duster handles (not included) of the popular disposable dusters.

    Promising review: "This is a game-changer for me, as I am a professional home cleaner! Best part, you can wash and reuse! Winning!" —Etsy Customer

    Get it from on TSDesignUS Etsy for $5 (available in 10 colors).

    13. A pastel pink coffee mug warmer for the sipper who can never finish their piping hot coffee or tea in one sitting. With three heat settings, you can attend that virtual meeting you forgot was happening, knowing you don't have to microwave (or worse, remake) that morning cup o' joe.

    The pink mug warmer

    Promising review: "Cute mug warmer kept my coffee warm all day, I sometimes can not finish the mug during work due to interruptions. I like that it has three different temperature settings. After turning it off, it will continue to blink red for several minutes warning you that it is still hot. But be assured that it will stop blinking and the unit is off. Would recommend to anyone needing to keep their coffee/tea warm." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.39+ (available in five colors).

    14. Luv Scrub mesh body exfoliators to defeat the appearance of backne's past. Ditch that grimy loofah that's been hanging out in your shower for God knows how long, and use this instead. Scrub dead skin off your entire bod for touchably softer arms, legs, backs, and bum cheeks.

    Marquaysa Battle / BuzzFeed

    Luv Scrub is a Black woman–owned business known for their mesh body exfoliators. Luv Scrub's exfoliators gently remove dead skin and dry quickly in the shower, unlike other bath tools (cloths and loofahs) that may harbor bacteria.

    BuzzFeed Editor Marquaysa Battle owns this and said: "This baby makes the skin all over my body feel literally softer and smoother than it's EVER felt. Scrubbing with it also feels super soothing — like I'm using a body scrub minus the gritty mess leftover to rinse from the shower afterward. I also dig how fast it dries so I'm not putting a bacteria magnet on my skin each time I use it. Def get this if you wanna invest more into your body care/self-care routine. 30 outta 10, most def recommend."

    Get it from Luv Scrub for $18.

    15. A mini bag sealer that heat seals your pack of morning cereal and afternoon pita chips for maximum freshness (and keeps any bugs out from finishing up your snacks before you do!). This handy thing also has a cutter to reopen said seals and a magnet that'll look great on your fridge, so you never misplace it.,

    Promising review: "This lil bag sealer is INCREDIBLE. Packaged nicely, super cute, pretty easy to put together, and works like a dream. Seals the bag quickly, neatly, and effectively. Opens the same way after it’s sealed! Super easy to use, has a magnet on the back for sticking it to a refrigerator, and is a lifesaver for my cabinet full of half-closed, mostly stale, rolled-up bags. Truly incredible." —barncat96

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    16. A square neck racerback bodysuit gifted with the ability to look like a regular ol' tank but — get this — it never has to be tucked or re-tucked into your jeans or skirts. In this snazzy basic, sorry, GODSEND you'll just have one gloriously seamless foundation to *any* outfit.


    Get it from Nordstrom for $40 (originally $58 available in sizes 1X–3X).

    17. A set of Shoe Slotz if you're known for having a collection that could fit an entire store. These slots have an adjustable height so you can layer your mules, sneakers, and heels on the nonslip grooves. Now you've cleared that up, is it time for a new pair?

    A before and after photo of a organized shoe collection and an organized one
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    One of our BuzzFeed Shopping Writers Sally Elshorafa has used these and raves: "This product SAVED MY SHOES! I have an awkward set of built-in shelves in my closet, and it was the only place I wanted to put my shoes. As you can see from the before pic (above), it was a big mess; my shoes were piled on top of each other and getting really dirty. Traditional shoe caddies or boxes didn't really work because there's not much horizontal space, so I tried the Shoe Slotz. It fixed the problem perfectly! Because the design smartly stacks one shoe on top of the other, you save 50% of the space you'd normally use to store your shoes." 

    Promising review: "I will spare you the horrific 'before' picture of the complete nightmare that was my closet floor. Just imagine a dusty mess with shoes thrown all over each other in a sad attempt at giving some appearance of order, and you will have a good idea of why buying this shoe organizer was one of the best ideas I've had this year. The floor now looks so neat and tidy I can't believe my eyes every time I open my closet doors." —Veronica, just an average reader, you know?

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $26.99+ (also available in packs of 20 and 40).

    18. Live Tinted Hueguard to protect your skin when you're venturing out and enjoying that sunshine. With mineral SPF 30, this sunscreen and primer hybrid moisturizes and shields skin sans any annoying white cast. And yes, this works for *all* skin tones to leave your face with a beautiful dewy glow.

    Live Tinted

    P.S. This is formulated with 18% Zinc Oxide. And yes, bb's, it's clean, vegan, cruelty- and fragrance- free, *and* it's reef safe!

    Live Tinted is a South-Asian woman-owned beauty brand founded by beauty blogger and entrepreneur Deepica Mutyala. Her brand is built around diversity and inclusion with phenomenal multitasking products that address skin concerns like hyperpigmentation. Just peep their top-selling color correcting Huestick.

    Promising review: "Never have I ever tried a better mineral SPF. NO WHITE CAST what so ever and it makes my skin GLOW!! On top of that, there is no more pilling of white sunscreen on my face anymore or irritation. Having brown, sensitive, acne-prone skin, it has always been a struggle to find a mineral sunscreen that would protect my skin, leave no white cast, and not irritate my skin. I finally WANT to wear my sunscreen for a change, which I think is the most important aspect of this all. " —Customer

    Get it from Live Tinted for $32.

    19. A waffle knit sweater coat that you can swaddle your entire body in for road trips, airplane journeys, or just curled up on your couch. The moment you bury yourself in this? You'll wonder why any other stylish layer even attempts to exist since this'll pair well with everything you already own.

    model wearing the black knee length cardigan

    Promising review: "OMG! I am a very picky shopper, this is one of the best pieces that I have purchased, it has a great weight without being too heavy, and pockets love love pockets. I am going to order every color." —Jane Carney

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 14 colors).

    20. A natural pumice-esque stone to remove pesky pills that seem to appear everywhere from your sweaters to your bedding — and even on your furniture. This'll erase any sign of fuzz balls, so you can fully embrace sweater weather with layers that look brand-spankin'-new!

    BuzzFeed/Maitland Quitmeyer

    This ingenious home good is made from upcycled car windshield glass.

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned business located in Brooklyn, New York. They specialize in creating eco-friendly laundry and cleaning products.

    BuzzFeed Deputy Editorial Director Maitland Quitmeyer loves this little tool! She said: "Like many of you, I've been living in sweats and PJs during this almost-year of WFH full time. And it's made me revisit the state of some of my loungewear. Take for example, this college sweatshirt I wear all the time — as evidenced by the rather EXTENSIVE pilling all over it. So when I saw this pumice-esque sweater stone (it's made from upcycled car windshield glass — how cool is that?!), I decided it was worth the try. We've featured electric pill removers (mostly the fan-favorite Conair one) many times, and they really work. But sometimes you're looking for a little more detail or control — that's where this stone comes in handy. I was able to navigate around the contours of the logo on my sweatshirt with ease, removing pills using the corner or the entire flat bottom in a few quick strokes. It truly took no time at all — the sweatshirt was done in mere minutes." Read more of her Celsious Sweater Pill Remover review.

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    21. A set of Wad-Free pads invented to make sheet-washing day a little more enjoyable. If you've ever pulled out a tangled mess of bedcovers clumped together with other (sopping) items, you're going to want to listen up: These time-savers clip onto the ends of sheets to ensure everything *stays separate* so you don't have to do multiple drying cycles.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. And 5% of profits are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and [one for] the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out, and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    22. Miracle-Gro food spikes if plant parenting has become your number one priority. This fertilizer can be placed in the soil and ensures your potted child flourishes to live a long, leafy green life.

    Promising review: "These can make even the blackest thumb gardener look like they know what they're doing. I was given a plant from a neighbor and I subsequently almost killed it. I do not own plants. Every plant I've ever owned died, so I reserved myself to everything plastic, but since I've found these there is a slight glimmer of hope. I put these in the soil of the gifted plant and it brought the plant back to life. I thought it was a lost cause, most of the leaves were brown and dead but it's now growing new leaves and making a comeback. My neighbor recently saw the plant and was so happy it was still alive and thriving, I didn't have the heart to tell her it was almost thrown in the garbage, but since buying and using these I might just take the plunge and buy more live plants." —LexCat

    Get it from Amazon for $2.79 (for a pack of 24 spikes, also available in other sized packs).

    23. A set of bedsheet holders — the (swoon-worthy) solution you've been looking for to hold crumpled sheets in place. And if your covers happen to have lost a couple of inches in the dryer, these'll make sure they don't creep around when you're trying to find your comfy still spot.

    A reviewer's before and after photos which show a sheet popping off the corner of a mattress and then a sheet attached securely

    Each pack comes with four bands which can stretch from 12 to 18 inches and hold adequate tension.

    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re-arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (originally $17.99, available in five colors and four pack sizes).

    24. A Hot Tools 24-Karat Gold One-Step Blow-Drying Brush, which handles two jobs in one and cuts your routine in half so you can achieve silky smooth, frizz-free locks with less drying time. And! This tool has three different settings (cool, low, and high) so you get salon-worthy results without frying your ends with constant heat.

    Another thing: These bristles are infused with charcoal, so they're perfect for freshening up two-day hair!

    Promising review: "First, let me start off with saying I have always HATED styling my hair. I’m not good at it and it takes WAY too long to do. My hair is fluffy/frizzy, and I have a lot of it. It takes me about 20–25 minutes to dry it with a normal blow drier. When I’m done with drying, it’s normally so frizzy and crazy that I MUST flat iron, or else it looks like I just woke up. Flat ironing would take me another 20 min or so, so we’re looking at 45 min total to do my hair. Nope. I don’t have the time or patience for all that, unless I’m going out at night. And then I discovered this Hot Tools miracle. I’ve only been using this a little less than a week, but it’s changed my hair life and I am telling all my girlfriends. It’s reduced my time from 45 minutes to 10. TEN!! Not only that, I don’t have to flat iron my hair, which saves time and heat exposure to my fine hair. The end result is SO smooth." —BayAreaShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $52.61.

    25. A reusable sponge so you can ditch that kitchen funk and replace the icky, worn-out scrubber you're pretending still has some life left in it. This eco-friendly alt is made from recycled materials, is mildew-resistant, and can simply be thrown in the washing machine to be used over and over again.

    Marley's Monsters / Etsy

    Based in Oregon, Marley's Monsters creates eye-catching alternatives for everyday paper essentials.

    Promising review: "This is my second time purchasing these sponges. Love them! I'm going on a whole year with my first two sponges and just wanted to buy a few more as gifts and to add another sponge into my rotation. Great quality." —lilflostein

    Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $12+ (available in four backing colors as well as a three-pack).

    26. A clever morning and night dog feeding system you'll be so happy you bought, especially if you can never seem to remember if you gave Sparky his breakfast.

    The feeding a.m. p.m. feeding system sat on a table above a dog eating

    The gadget comes with adhesives on the back so they can be mounted just about anywhere to keep track of feedings from a.m. and p.m. Sunday through Saturday. The sliders "click" into place when moved, so you don't have to worry about bumping into them and messing up the system.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us who were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just see if it's green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in a cat version).

    27. A 24-oz Bindle water bottle complete with a roomy compartment to store your most-needed items. And this clever thing also features a vacuum seal to keep cold bevs cold and hot ones hot for up to 12 hours.

    Psst! It's made of stainless steel, has a leak-proof seal, and has BPA-free components!

    Promising review: "I’m really impressed with this bottle! It keeps my ice water cold for several hours. The outside doesn’t sweat. Easy carry handle and other lid options available for purchase. Nice color selection; true to color. The storage compartment is what I found pretty impressive; much larger than I thought it would be. I’ll be using mine mainly for dog walking. Just to give you an idea of the size of the storage compartment; I was able to fit five potty bags, my keys and a few dog treats. I still had a bit of room left. I found the top part to be plenty big and I drink a lot of water. The wide mouth is great for adding ice easily." —D.B.

    Get it from Amazon for $39 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    28. A carpet cleaner that works so well, you might think it's magic. Don't worry — your eyes aren't deceiving you; this formula literally clears up any evidence of (horrific) accidents, sticky soda spills, pet stains, and shoe markings from your light-colored carpet.

    A photo showing red food stains completely removed from a carpet and walls

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain, and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I use it in my Bissell carpet cleaner for some crazy good cleaning power. I’ve become that weird lady that goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.78 (also available in multiple packs).

    29. A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick made with volcanic stone to tackle 4 p.m. T-zone shine. Simply put, you can give your skin a quick roll with this once your face becomes more reflective than the screen you've been staring at all day. A bonus? No white cast leftover from setting powder and no extra makeup tools needed.


    Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. Or voodoo?! You simply roll it around your oily areas and BOOM the oil magically vanishes into the ball never to be seen again! This is an item that #tiktokmademebuyit for sure! I saw a video on TikTok and immediately went on the hunt only to be disappointed that this item was sold out everywhere! I eventually got added to a waiting list here on Amazon and once they had it in stock again, they charged my card and sent it my way! If you have the chance to purchase this and you have oily skin, get yourself on the waiting list if you need to and just kick it until it shows up. You will be pleased. Thank me later." —Veronica Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    30. A can of COLAB Overnight Renew dry shampoo to work the night shift and freshen up your sad, greasy roots. Since this stuff does the work of two products (cares while cleansing your scalp with pink clay and lavender), you and your locks can wake up feeling refreshed — and with more time to snooze in!

    model with greasy roots as before then model with voluminous, fresh roots

    BuzzFeed Editor Elizabeth Lily uses this and raves: "I have this dry shampoo and it really does work so much harder than regular dry shampoo formulas. When you spray it on, it's more likely to look stark white (don't freak out about it like I did!), but you simply rub it in like you would a normal dry shampoo before you hit the hay. Waking up with de-greased roots definitely gives me a head start on trying to pull myself together these days when, tbh, I'm only (regular) washing my hair once a week. Because this stuff is so potent though, you should really only use it before bedtime. If you're curious about their regular dry shampoos, they're great! The Unicorn scent in particular smells lovely."

    Get it from Walmart for $6.38.

    31. A set of 50 wood fillers designed to touch up pet scratches and shoe scuffs that have gone untreated. This will reveal wood finishes that look brand spankin' new in no time.

    Promising Review: "My partner and I recently bought a 140-year-old home with original wood floors and woodwork throughout. We had the floors refinished to their original beauty, but the baseboards and stair risers were a challenge. They were pretty banged up over years of use, and, after the floors were redone, all the nicks and scratches just stood out that much more. Our floor guy tried staining them, but it wouldn't take. The floors themselves took nine coats of stain because they were so old. The painter tried using pens from a well known paint company, but they didn't work either. My partner found these and showed them to me. To our delight the pens worked incredibly well. It's like a magic marker for wood. I'm still amazed how well they worked. I ordered two more packages because I didn't want to run out. The pens last a long time. Our painter came back to do some minor touchups, and I showed him what I used. He couldn't believe it. He said he was going to buy them to keep in his arsenal, lol! I Love this product. Thank you so much for making them!" —Kathleen W

    Get a set of 50 from Amazon for $28.99.

    32. Drawer organizers if you've ever gone on a treasure hunt for that one nude thong so you can wear your white jeans. Now it's finally a thing of the past, thanks to dividers that take care of your mess of bras, socks, and underwear alike.

    A reviewer's before/after of a messy drawer, with the same drawer neatly organized in these bins
    Amazon / Via

    Each set comes with four bins: a six-cell (for scarves, hankies, and ties), an eight-cell (for undies), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks). They're also collapsable and fold flat if you need to store them away!

    Promising review: "No matter how neatly I fold my bras and underwear, they always seem to become a big jumble in the drawer. These organizers are perfect for keeping everything in place, and you won't forget about those items you own that end up buried at the back." —M. Hanson

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).

    33. A double-sided pet hair remover brush to stop the shed everywhere from your couch, carpets, beds, and worst of all... your black leggings! OMG and! You don't need to remove the fuzz from these by hand, because it comes with a self-cleaning base that you just dip the brush in and *poof* it's ready to use again.

    A reviewer's two cats looking at all the hair the blue and white brush picked up

    Promising review: "I have three cats, and two of them are long hair. My floofy Turkish Van sheds like crazy! I’ve used the rollers (just don’t work), and the pumice stone made for fur removal (can’t use this on nice fabric). I saw the Pet Hair Remover on Amazon and figured that I’ve tried just about everything else. I was blown away at its ease of use and thoroughness of fur pick up. One swipe picks it all up. I am not exaggerating! To clean the wand, you just insert into the holder and take it back out. One or two times and it’s clean. The bottom of the holder has a removable base. You just remove that to pull out the accumulated fur. An added bonus of its use - I’m a quilter and my cutting table collects a lot of thread pieces. The Pet Hair Remover Brush keeps my table clean, too." —Carol M.

    Get a set that includes one full and one travel size brush from Amazon for $18.69 (available in two colors).

    34. A six-outlet wall charger designed to keep you and your roomies from fighting over juice. Equipped with a nightlight and two USB ports, you can get all your devices up to 100 — even if everyone in the house happens to be pulling an all-nighter.,

    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    35. Bar Keepers Friend cleanser for the pots and pans that have been passed down to you since college and have 10+ years of grime caked onto them. This stuff is no joke and will get to work on burned-on stains in just under 20 minutes!

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. It's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans, on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, btw). This is a product that I will buy again and again and will happily recommend to anyone." —Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (also available in two- and three-packs).

    36. A set of shelf bins that'll transform your chaotic mess of groceries into a fridge worthy of making an appearance on MTV's Cribs. And if you live with forgetful housemates, you'll actually be able to see what you're stocked up on, so they don't end up piling in doubles of the things they already bought last week.

    reviewer's fridge with the shelves

    The set includes: five drawers and one egg-holding.

    Promising review: "I’m in love! I don’t know if it's my obsession with being organized but it’s a game-changer! No longer trying to reach for stuff in the back of the fridge and knock over a bunch of stuff in the process. I just slide it out grab what I want and slide it back!" —Libbey Durkee

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (originally $34.99).

    37. A set of gold collagen masks if carrying less [under-eye] baggage into the new season has been on your list of to-do's. These little miracle workers are fab if you're experiencing some puffiness due to a lack of Z's — pat 'em on for some cooling and hydrating relief (it's just a bonus that they brighten, too!).

    Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed,

    I decided to put these golden gems to the test after coming off of a red-eye flight with practically no sleep. After cooling them off in the fridge (which is what was suggested on the packet), I applied them to my purpley, puffy eyes, and...w-o-w. Not only did I feel like I was receiving some kind of royal treatment (because, gold), but after 20 minutes, my undereyes appeared brighter and any fine lines that were once lingering had vanished! After wearing these I didn't feel compelled to apply concealer either, which is usually my go-to to disguise dark circles — and I even felt confident enough to go bare-faced for the rest of the day. Now, I find that I integrate these into my routine anytime I want to de-puff and re-fresh.

    Promising review: "I was searching for some really good treatments for my under eye puffiness and I liked the reviews and ingredient lists for this product.. I have used one set a week for three weeks and have noticed a lot less puffy/dark areas under my eyes. I use them at room temperature and chilled and find that I enjoy them chilled a lot better. They were also very budget friendly, I've seen other brands charging a lot more without have as many good reviews. Im looking forward to more improvements as I use the rest of the product." —Kai Charles

    Get a pack of 15 pairs from Amazon for $11.97.

    38. An anti-blister balm for when you realize you forgot to break in those boots before a hike. Rub some of this on and keep it on hand so you can climb to the tippy top of that hill with confidence *and* comfort all day long.

    Promising review: "I purchased two of these for our one-week Disney World trip. I knew I’d be walking around A LOT, and my feet aren’t used to the many miles of walking a day in the hot and humid environment, so I didn’t want to be uncomfortable. I'm happy to say I put it on once in the morning, slipped on some socks and comfy shoes, and I didn’t get one blister or issue with my feet! I wish I knew about this a long time ago!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    39. A hard water stain-remover if you're planning for an upcoming move, this stuff does all the hard work for you. Think: toilets, showerheads, and tiles clear and shiny enough so you can get that security deposit back, no questions asked.

    Reviewer image of stained shower door vs clean shower door

    It even has a minty scent, so you don't have to worry about that harsh chemical smell most cleaning products usually emit.

    Promising review: "I have tried for weeks to get rid of some very tough hard water stains on my glass shower panel. They had been there for three years while my apartment was rented and never cleaned. I have tried just about everything from toothpaste, to vinegar, to different types of chemical products. Then I found this product...PURE MAGIC!!! The nontoxicity of the product is definitely a plus, it doesn't smell bad and doesn't sting your lungs like some hard chemicals do. Its biodegradability is a plus! I feel better knowing I'm not dumping some more toxic chemicals down the drain. Most importantly, it works!!! After 10 minutes of work it has removed 90% of the hard water stains that simply would not come off in the past!!" —O.R

    Get it from Amazon for $19.77.

    40. A foot hammock featuring some thick, comfy memory foam so your feet can get the first class treatment — even if you're stuck at the back of economy.

    reviewer with their feet up in the hammock

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It's so simple but works incredible to prevent swelling and pressure on legs while flying. I just flew the first leg of an international flight and used it, and I am on a layover now and had to pause to write this review. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! It easily attached to tray table, and I adjusted to my desired height. It is like a hammock for your feet. You just prop them up inside the thing/swing/hammock, which is very cushiony, and your feet are hoisted up comfortably. I'm a big girl and weight is no issue. DEFINITELY MUST HAVE ON ALL MY FLIGHTS NOW. This thing is great!!" —Queen

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

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