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23 Cheap Things That'll Solve So Many Little Problems In Your Life

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1. This sleeve to hold your hot styling tools when there's no room in your bathroom.

Promising review: "Ruining my countertops or burning down my house because I left my straightener on is one of my worst fears! When I came across this holder, I bought three (one for me, my sister and my mother-in-law). It fits perfectly in my linen closet with the rest of our toiletries. I'm so happy with this purchase." —gabbyGet it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in purple, black, and pink).
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Promising review: "Ruining my countertops or burning down my house because I left my straightener on is one of my worst fears! When I came across this holder, I bought three (one for me, my sister and my mother-in-law). It fits perfectly in my linen closet with the rest of our toiletries. I'm so happy with this purchase." —gabby

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in purple, black, and pink).

2. These handles to help you carry groceries to your home in ONE TRIP.

Promising review: "I live in an upstairs apartment with 16 steps in a row up to my front door...and have about a 40-yard walk from my car to the base of the steps. These handles allow me to EASILY tote all or most of all of my grocery bags from car to my apartment. Before I was using almost every finger on both hands to struggle the bags to my apartment...with some pain in some of my fingers." —Doubting ThomasGet a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "I live in an upstairs apartment with 16 steps in a row up to my front door...and have about a 40-yard walk from my car to the base of the steps. These handles allow me to EASILY tote all or most of all of my grocery bags from car to my apartment. Before I was using almost every finger on both hands to struggle the bags to my apartment...with some pain in some of my fingers." —Doubting Thomas

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

3. This water bottle/bowl hybrid that combines to make a mess-free hydrating experience for your buddy.

Promising review: "Keeps water from spilling in the car or in your bag. I would literally fill it up and toss it in his travel bag with no spillage at all. I've had it for several months and it worked perfectly!! The built-in cup at the top makes it easy for your pet to drink and whatever is left drains back into the bottle." —SRCGet it from Amazon for $6.59 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "Keeps water from spilling in the car or in your bag. I would literally fill it up and toss it in his travel bag with no spillage at all. I've had it for several months and it worked perfectly!! The built-in cup at the top makes it easy for your pet to drink and whatever is left drains back into the bottle." —SRC

Get it from Amazon for $6.59 (available in three colors).

4. A tiny brush and pan set for sweeping up those countertop nuisances.

Promising review: "OK, I feel a little bit depressed to be reviewing a dustpan. I would rather be reviewing a large, canary yellow diamond solitaire ring, for example. Nonetheless, I purchased the dustpan and not the ring, so here goes. Among brush and dustpan sets, this one is a standout. The brush has fine, dense, flexible bristles that conform to every surface and sweep really well. The pan is deep, with a soft rubber lip, and its top edges curve over to contain the dust inside. Brush your crumbs into a pile, and with one stroke, sweep the pile into the pan. No need to chase around that line of crumbs that usually remains by the lip of the dustpan — you know the one I mean. When you are done cleaning up, the bamboo brush fits into the handle of the dustpan, making a tidy and attractive package. It looks like it was designed with care — not mass-produced." —E. HolmGet it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes mini and regular).
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Promising review: "OK, I feel a little bit depressed to be reviewing a dustpan. I would rather be reviewing a large, canary yellow diamond solitaire ring, for example. Nonetheless, I purchased the dustpan and not the ring, so here goes. Among brush and dustpan sets, this one is a standout. The brush has fine, dense, flexible bristles that conform to every surface and sweep really well. The pan is deep, with a soft rubber lip, and its top edges curve over to contain the dust inside. Brush your crumbs into a pile, and with one stroke, sweep the pile into the pan. No need to chase around that line of crumbs that usually remains by the lip of the dustpan — you know the one I mean. When you are done cleaning up, the bamboo brush fits into the handle of the dustpan, making a tidy and attractive package. It looks like it was designed with care — not mass-produced." —E. Holm

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in sizes mini and regular).

5. This scraper that'll get all the foul gunk sitting on your tongue off.

Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical. Can a tongue scraper really freshen breath? It's TRUE! I don't have a real odor issue, but post-garlic anyone needs help. I used this after a garlic-filled dinner. Normally my mouth would taste like garlic days later, even after extensive brushing of tongue and teeth. But the problem was gone. What a pleasant surprise! It also removes tongue staining post-chlorophyll." —HellenGet it from Amazon for $6.85 (available in packs of two and three).
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Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical. Can a tongue scraper really freshen breath? It's TRUE! I don't have a real odor issue, but post-garlic anyone needs help. I used this after a garlic-filled dinner. Normally my mouth would taste like garlic days later, even after extensive brushing of tongue and teeth. But the problem was gone. What a pleasant surprise! It also removes tongue staining post-chlorophyll." —Hellen

Get it from Amazon for $6.85 (available in packs of two and three).

6. A jar opener to make quick work of those stubborn jams and sauces.

Promising review: "I have tried the OXO Good Grips jar opener on a variety of sizes since my purchase. It has successfully opened a specialty brand of pasta sauce with an extremely large lid, several standard-size lids, and an extremely small single-serve drink (this in my opinion is major, for it is fat too often the smaller-size lids that nearly break you in terms of difficulty, effort, and frustration). Each opening was seamless. You simply place the rubber saucer under the jar to prevent slippage (a major issue whenever you try to open a jar), slide the teeth side over the jar until it stops, signaling that opener has a grip on it and turn." —FrugalshopperGet it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "I have tried the OXO Good Grips jar opener on a variety of sizes since my purchase. It has successfully opened a specialty brand of pasta sauce with an extremely large lid, several standard-size lids, and an extremely small single-serve drink (this in my opinion is major, for it is fat too often the smaller-size lids that nearly break you in terms of difficulty, effort, and frustration). Each opening was seamless. You simply place the rubber saucer under the jar to prevent slippage (a major issue whenever you try to open a jar), slide the teeth side over the jar until it stops, signaling that opener has a grip on it and turn." —Frugalshopper

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

7. This wire whisk that folds flat for easy cleaning between all the layers.

Promising review: "This whisk is the best! When I first received it, it seemed a bit too long and the whisk wires too thick (as they are coated) but after weeks of use the whisk became absolutely indispensable. Not only can I whisk up egg whites in a matter of minutes, the fact that it folds makes it great for scraping and stirring, and the coated wires are great for sauce making. Easy to wash because you can take it all apart, and easy to store since it's collapsable." —Lila HGet it from Amazon for $8.81 (available in two color combinations).
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Promising review: "This whisk is the best! When I first received it, it seemed a bit too long and the whisk wires too thick (as they are coated) but after weeks of use the whisk became absolutely indispensable. Not only can I whisk up egg whites in a matter of minutes, the fact that it folds makes it great for scraping and stirring, and the coated wires are great for sauce making. Easy to wash because you can take it all apart, and easy to store since it's collapsable." —Lila H

Get it from Amazon for $8.81 (available in two color combinations).

8. A wearable nail polish holder to eliminate the need to clear out a surface space to do your nails.

Promising review: "This product is really awesome, it can be a bit heavy but that should be expected as you are wearing a bottle of nail polish on your hand. It's really comfortable and easy to get on and off your hand, without messing up your nail polish. It's one of those gifts that's fun and practical that no one really thinks they need until they have one." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine colors).
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Promising review: "This product is really awesome, it can be a bit heavy but that should be expected as you are wearing a bottle of nail polish on your hand. It's really comfortable and easy to get on and off your hand, without messing up your nail polish. It's one of those gifts that's fun and practical that no one really thinks they need until they have one." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine colors).

9. This edamame keychain for taking the edge off those anxious moments.

Promising review: "The keychains are super cute — and actually pretty addicting. I gave this as a gift to a friend with anxiety, and this helped her a lot! It's much better than the fidget cubes, in my opinion." —Katherine YangGet a three-piece set from Amazon for $7.79.
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Promising review: "The keychains are super cute — and actually pretty addicting. I gave this as a gift to a friend with anxiety, and this helped her a lot! It's much better than the fidget cubes, in my opinion." —Katherine Yang

Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $7.79.

10. A leather cord wrap that'll tightly pack up all your loose earbud cords.

Promising review: "I've been looking for a good way to carry my headphones in what could be generously called the 'unorganized' pocket of my work shirt. This thing is perfect. I've had jean jackets that had worse snaps than this thing - it snaps shut nice and solid. The leather is thick enough that it doesn't fold easily, keeping the buds stowed tightly." —DeanDGet it from Amazon for $6.99.
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Promising review: "I've been looking for a good way to carry my headphones in what could be generously called the 'unorganized' pocket of my work shirt. This thing is perfect. I've had jean jackets that had worse snaps than this thing - it snaps shut nice and solid. The leather is thick enough that it doesn't fold easily, keeping the buds stowed tightly." —DeanD

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

11. These chair socks to prevent your floors from getting all scuffed up.

Promising review: "I used to use those slider things on my chairs that sit on a wood floor. They would often fall off or make the chairs uneven. Not so with these wonderful socks. They stay put and protect the floor. Moving the chairs is now a silent operation. An added benefit...they attract the cat hair and I can just pick it off once a week, which is easier than chasing the stuff around the dining room with a dust mop." —Constance RadcliffeGet a 24-piece set from Amazon for $8.67 (available in black and brown).
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Promising review: "I used to use those slider things on my chairs that sit on a wood floor. They would often fall off or make the chairs uneven. Not so with these wonderful socks. They stay put and protect the floor. Moving the chairs is now a silent operation. An added benefit...they attract the cat hair and I can just pick it off once a week, which is easier than chasing the stuff around the dining room with a dust mop." —Constance Radcliffe

Get a 24-piece set from Amazon for $8.67 (available in black and brown).

12. This car seat gap filler that'll stop your change, fries, and glasses from falling into the car-muda triangle.

Promising review: "These gap fillers are a lifesaver. They’ve stopped countless things from falling into the gap between my center console and seat, including change, receipts, crumbs, and my smartphone. They fit very easily over the seat buckles, and you just press them in to get them into place. Just note that if your seat has a lot of padding, the gap fillers have a tendency to pull up and out of the gap. Otherwise they’re awesome." —Jason B.Get a pair from Amazon for $8.90.
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Promising review: "These gap fillers are a lifesaver. They’ve stopped countless things from falling into the gap between my center console and seat, including change, receipts, crumbs, and my smartphone. They fit very easily over the seat buckles, and you just press them in to get them into place. Just note that if your seat has a lot of padding, the gap fillers have a tendency to pull up and out of the gap. Otherwise they’re awesome." —Jason B.

Get a pair from Amazon for $8.90.

13. A set of duvet clips to keep your comforter from venturing around inside the cover.

Promising review: "I have a duvet cover that is somehow just a bit too big for the duvet I have (despite being ostensibly the same size) and it has always been a struggle to keep the duvet from bunching up inside the cover. The clips are exactly what I needed. They work perfectly and were very easy to put on. I don't notice them at all, except that they keep the duvet straight inside the cover." —jrc214Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.95 (available in an eight-pack, as well).
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Promising review: "I have a duvet cover that is somehow just a bit too big for the duvet I have (despite being ostensibly the same size) and it has always been a struggle to keep the duvet from bunching up inside the cover. The clips are exactly what I needed. They work perfectly and were very easy to put on. I don't notice them at all, except that they keep the duvet straight inside the cover." —jrc214

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.95 (available in an eight-pack, as well).

14. This fog-less mirror that lets you clearly see all the patches you would've missed shaving.

Promising review: "After 50 years I finally bought a shower mirror. To say it has transformed my life might be a stretch but it has made my shower time better. I enjoy shaving in the shower and my wife even enjoys it. I use it at home and took it on a trip recently. Works great — just hold under warm water and you're good to go — if it fogs up, just hold under water again." —MiltGet it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "After 50 years I finally bought a shower mirror. To say it has transformed my life might be a stretch but it has made my shower time better. I enjoy shaving in the shower and my wife even enjoys it. I use it at home and took it on a trip recently. Works great — just hold under warm water and you're good to go — if it fogs up, just hold under water again." —Milt

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

15. A quick-drying shower caddy so your shampoo bottle doesn't tip off that shallow ledge another fucking time.

Promising review: "Our family chose to get one of these versus the shower holders that attach to the head. I'm SO GLAD I got this. Ours has face wash in the top pockets, body wash and shaving cream (with razor) in the middle, and shampoo and conditioner in the bottom pockets. If you get oversize shampoo/conditioner, it might not hold as well. In my opinion, even with all these things, and heavier items at that, the pockets are easy to get in and out of." —SLKGet it from Amazon for $7.99.
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Promising review: "Our family chose to get one of these versus the shower holders that attach to the head. I'm SO GLAD I got this. Ours has face wash in the top pockets, body wash and shaving cream (with razor) in the middle, and shampoo and conditioner in the bottom pockets. If you get oversize shampoo/conditioner, it might not hold as well. In my opinion, even with all these things, and heavier items at that, the pockets are easy to get in and out of." —SLK

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

16. This soap/sponge dish that allows your sponge to dry faster, because no one wants to pick up anything that is cold and wet.

Promising review: "This is one of those cheap purchases you make that pays off big. I honestly can't imagine my life without this. I go to other people's houses and judge them when I see their sponges, just LYING THERE on the counter or the bottom of the sink. What are you, an animal? Get some self respect! Put it in its place!" —Kevin T BeyerGet it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in nine styles and two sizes).
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Promising review: "This is one of those cheap purchases you make that pays off big. I honestly can't imagine my life without this. I go to other people's houses and judge them when I see their sponges, just LYING THERE on the counter or the bottom of the sink. What are you, an animal? Get some self respect! Put it in its place!" —Kevin T Beyer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in nine styles and two sizes).

17. A bedside organizer to act as a night stand when you don't have room for one.

Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted; slides between mattress and springs and STAYS there. So easy to lean over in the dark and slide my iPad right into the pouch. In the daytime, bedspread covers it perfectly. Love it!" —Abigail AdamsGet it from Amazon for $8.58+ (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted; slides between mattress and springs and STAYS there. So easy to lean over in the dark and slide my iPad right into the pouch. In the daytime, bedspread covers it perfectly. Love it!" —Abigail Adams

Get it from Amazon for $8.58+ (available in five colors).

18. This thumb page holder that'll flatten out new paperbacks and lets you read with one hand.

Promising review: "If you ever read one-handed, you will find this to be awesome. However, make sure to take the time to measure your thumb, as you want it to fit snugly (or it will slip off), but not too snug (or you will lose feeling in your thumb). The sizing chart on the product page is accurate." —FlydoctorGet a three-pack from Amazon for $7.95.
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Promising review: "If you ever read one-handed, you will find this to be awesome. However, make sure to take the time to measure your thumb, as you want it to fit snugly (or it will slip off), but not too snug (or you will lose feeling in your thumb). The sizing chart on the product page is accurate." —Flydoctor

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.95.

19. A honeycomb drawer organizer for neatly segmenting all your small garments.

Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. It's totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, and easy to find...wow. I definitely recommend this product. The actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." —BrigetteGet it from Amazon for $9.99.
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Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. It's totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, and easy to find...wow. I definitely recommend this product. The actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." —Brigette

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

20. These all-purpose wraps that fasten your small items together... or suspend things like bottles from your bag.

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Promising review: "I love these things. They are versatile and easier to use then velcro and last longer. Sure, velcro is cheaper in bulk at the hardware store, but it eventually breaks or tears, and I can't be nearly as creative with its use. Is the item too small for the band? Wrap it around twice. Is the item to big for the band? Hook two bands together. Seriously, I love these little things." —aSimpleMan

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $5.25 (also available in a two- or three-pack).

21. These blackout curtains to cut out those bands of light that seem to sneak through your blinds.

Promising review: "I live in Phoenix and it is a big deal to me to keep as much sunshine outside of my home during the summer as possible. These things block almost all of the light that would otherwise come in, and I have noticed a huge difference in my great room from the drapes that were there when I purchased my home. My only complaint is that my great room windows are such an odd size that I had to be creative in how to cover them. All-in-all, though, that's not Deconovo's fault. These are outstanding drapes, and I recommend them to anyone who has a need for keeping the sun out when it's hot out." —Bryan J. KautzmanGet it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 25 colors and 3 sizes).
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Promising review: "I live in Phoenix and it is a big deal to me to keep as much sunshine outside of my home during the summer as possible. These things block almost all of the light that would otherwise come in, and I have noticed a huge difference in my great room from the drapes that were there when I purchased my home. My only complaint is that my great room windows are such an odd size that I had to be creative in how to cover them. All-in-all, though, that's not Deconovo's fault. These are outstanding drapes, and I recommend them to anyone who has a need for keeping the sun out when it's hot out." —Bryan J. Kautzman

Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 25 colors and 3 sizes).

22. A set of seat hooks for hanging up groceries, purses, and bottles, preventing them from rolling around your floor space.

Promising review: "I recently purchased a new vehicle and was looking for some other items when I happened to stumble upon these hooks. What a great find! They are sturdy and can handle quite a bit of weight. I've used them to hang my handbag, sweater, and small bags of groceries. Everyone that has ridden in my car comments on what a great 'feature' they are, and when they discover the hooks didn't come with the vehicle, they want to know where they can get some for themselves! A great way to help keep things organized." —Amazon CustomerGet a set of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in black and beige).
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Promising review: "I recently purchased a new vehicle and was looking for some other items when I happened to stumble upon these hooks. What a great find! They are sturdy and can handle quite a bit of weight. I've used them to hang my handbag, sweater, and small bags of groceries. Everyone that has ridden in my car comments on what a great 'feature' they are, and when they discover the hooks didn't come with the vehicle, they want to know where they can get some for themselves! A great way to help keep things organized." —Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99 (available in black and beige).

23. These dusters specially designed to make wiping down your blinds or car vents a cinch.

Promising review: "Makes it easier to clean your mini blinds especially out here in the desert or it's always dusty. I like the fact that these are machine washable so you'll be able to reuse them over and over again. Makes cleaning your mini blinds ten times easier. And I've got one of my kids to do it — they think it's fun." —Angel

Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

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