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    28 Cheap Products That’ll Help Repair Your Broken Life

    Helping you solve those life-long struggles with products under $30!

    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 magnetic weekly meal planning pad, because if you forget the creamer again this week you might actually cry over spilt milk! Structure your food for the week and rip off a handy shopping list to take with you to the grocery store so this never happens again.

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    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A 15-pack of meal prep containers to help prevent another day at work with a rumble in your stomach and no food to soothe it. Portion out your lunch and dinner and you won't have to scrape together a mediocre meal.

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    These are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

    Promising review: "These containers have been a life saver for me. I recently am doing the keto diet and prep is a huge part of success, not only for me but my husband as well for packed lunches for work. The size is perfect to fit in lunch boxes and store in ice box isn't too tall making wasted space. I cook and freeze as well and they hold up great. All around this was a great buy! Storage containers are expensive with most not holding up in microwave very long leaving stains; not the case with these at all." —Paula

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $13.79 (available in three bulk sizes).

    3. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples that'll soak up all the gases in your fridge that are causing the fresh fruits and veggies you just bought to spoil AGAIN before you can eat them. I curse the fridge gods every time this happens, time to try something else.

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    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (3-4 days) now I can see veggies last two weeks and some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    4. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in your entire house. Raise your hand if you've been personally victimized by a cluster of hangers. This before and after alone has already changed me for the better!

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $16.30 (available in six packs).

    5. A stain remover that'll magically erase the coffee you dripped on your pants this morning and the wine you're about to spill on your shirt right now.

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    Promising review: "Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92. (available in packs of 1-5).

    6. A totally personalized Care/of vitamin subscription service so you can brag to your doctor on your next visit about how healthy and responsible you are now. You'll know exactly what you're getting for what your body needs.

    Care/OF

    Take a quiz to find out which vitamins you should be taking, then have them shipped right to your door. Vitamins like, B12, digestive enzymes, B-complex, probiotic blends, and prenatal are among the many vitamins they have on deck!

    Get a subscription from Care/of for $5+ a month.

    Find out more about how it works from this BuzzFeeder's review!

    7. A weekly pill organizer because if you skip the pill one more day it's going to be a bloody annoying situation! Use this to take your medicine and vitamins daily and when you're supposed to. Might be hard to swallow, but this is super important!

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    There is one tray per day and four time compartments per tray (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime).

    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. I don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on ten different meds, which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket and I am set for the day." —Karen R. Starken

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89 (available in a pack of two)

    8. A set of two massage balls for those of us who feel like their backs turned 80 this year without us. Work out the pain points in the muscles around your body so you don't built up stress over time.

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    To use these effectively, place the massage balls under the areas of muscle tension and use your body weight to ease into the massage. Gravity does all the rest!

    Promising review: "This is my first ever product review. I think these things are going to save my life. I’ve been having issues with a terrible trigger point in my back from working as a dentist and the last two weeks have been excruciating and constantly painful. 10 (also somewhat excruciating) minutes rolling around on the floor with these things have almost completely wiped away my pain in a way human hands never could. I love you little massage balls" —babysanta

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three color combinations).

    9. An eight-pack of Skyn Iceland's firming gels to de-puff your under eyes, because you went to bed at 3am again after bingeing Hulu. These gels are so refreshing as they firm and tone (especially if you store them in the fridge).

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    Promising review: "These are by far my favorite eye pads. They work! They moisturize my under eyes very well and help diminish puffiness and fine lines. I like to use them in the morning before makeup application. They stay on and do not slip around. I also use them with my LED face mask so I don't get indent marks around my eyes. These are my must haves for travel as well." —sharwill

    Worth every penny, especially if you put them in the fridge for extra cooling! Read my full review for more on this and other Skyn Iceland products!

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $30.

    10. A bottle of CND Essentials nail & cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures you did over the summer. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

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    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4 oz refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    11. A drink tracking bottle that'll help you remember to put water in your body before your pee turns from clear to yellow from dehydration. You'll soon be saying, "H2Omg I'm so hydrated".

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    Promising review: "Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over 5x without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    12. A set of four packing cubes so you can pack more efficiently instead of shoving everything in your suitcase at the last minute and praying. This helps prevent wrinkly clothing, overstuffed luggage, and overall travel headaches.

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    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. I packed my clothes, shoes, and toiletry bag for a 10 day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was so much more room after packing in the cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

    13. A shirt folding board to incentivize you to actually fold your laundry when it comes out of the dryer instead of clumping it all in a "clean pile" that eventually gets dirty because you never took the time to fold it all in the first place!

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    Not relatable to me at all...👀

    Promising review: "My husband can not stop folding t-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It's a great product and so easy to store and use!" —Krista

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in seven colors).

    14. A flexible cable protector, because even if you're not rough with your things (hi, me.) your charging cord will eventually give up and break way sooner than you want it to. Fix your broken things before they really break!

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    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combos).

    15. A pack of 36 hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches for when you have that big meeting or first date the next day and literally nothing is going to get between you and clear skin. Put these on any unwanted pimples overnight and put an end to pus, oil, and inflammation by morning.

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    Promising review: "I’m a 47-year-old woman who has adult cystic acne for 12 years. Four months ago I got the worst cystic zit of my life. It kept closing up and then refilling. I was so depressed and researched these dots online. I paid for next day shipping and was amazed how great they work! They were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. They dots filled up so much I ran out and when I went to reorder they were back ordered so I had to order another brand. The other brand was a couple of dollars cheaper but they did not work as well. Get these! Seriously they really were a GODsend!" —auntylizzy

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.37 (available in four sizes).

    16. A mini fabric steamer, because you've been skating by with wrinkly clothes hoping no one would notice. But now you want to look fresh AF. Steaming the wrinkles out is such a small detail but can make a WORLD of difference when it comes to how professional and put-together you look and feel.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this so that I could avoid ironing as much as possible. It does get rid of the wrinkles rather well." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    17. A pack of divider sticky notes that'll help you out of that procrastination rut and become the Elle Woods of whatever it is you're passionate about. Divide and conquer those goals of yours!

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    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle, and are 2.4 cm or about 0.8 inches in length. The paper note itself is 14.8 cm or 5.8 inches in length. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight." —Malik

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $3.71 (available in packs of 1–12).

    18. A bottle of Mavala Stop for anyone who needs help curbing their nail-biting habit. This will literally leave a bad taste in your mouth.

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    Promising review: "I have been a nail biter for at least 15 years and have tried yet again to break the habit. This polish tastes horrible and definitely stops me from biting. When you use it I would suggest keeping a drink near by for the first couple times you try to bite your nails. Also be careful when eating finger foods because you can accidentally get a little taste. I would buy again, and recommend to anyone trying to stop biting their nails or for thumb suckers. The polish is a clear coat but does give your nails a shine." —Megan Range

    Get it from Amazon $12.25.

    Find out more about this product in This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails.

    19. A pack of six cable clips that'll finally organize your desk, car, and bedside table charging stations by keeping cords in their place, because gravity has been making your life harder for 👏far 👏too 👏long.

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    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" —Mike

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.79

    20. A jar of O'Keefe's hand cream to heal your cracked and drying skin just in time to get through winter. Over 7,000 Amazon reviewers swear by it!

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    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get a 3.4-ounce jar from Amazon for $6.49 (available in packs 1–12).

    21. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights, because you've stubbed your toe on the kitchen table one too many times! These are a cheap way to get helpful lighting in places that need it most around your home. You don't need to get professional installation — just stick them on.

    Amazon

    They're battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

    Promising review: "Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version." —H. Jonathan K. Park

    Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $21.99 (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $13.99.

    22. A Squatty Potty for a cool tool to help with your stool! But really, if you want to avoid constipation pains, this could help!

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    It works because the angle it helps you sit (aka squatting) is more conducive to an effortless bowel movement. Check out this BuzzFeeder's full review of the Squatty Potty for all the deets!

    Promising review: "I was hesitant about how much Squatty would impact my GI conditions but this is amazing. Although the stance is a bit awkward to experience at first, the results are immediate. After finishing, my lower abdomen is SO much more relaxed than a bowel movement without the Squatty. There is NONE of the strain/tightness/cramping I usually feel in my lower abdomen." —S. Levine

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in packs of ten).

    23. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo, because your crusted and dusted makeup tools are looking down and out and in need of some TLC. Keep your brushes clean—without the use of harsh chemicals—and prevent those breakouts that sprout every time you contour.

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    Promising review: "Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79 (available in cleansing cloths).

    24. A pair of amber-tinted glasses for anyone who spends hours in front of a computer. These'll rescue your tired eyes by minimizing eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.

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    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!" —Ariele Monzo

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in seven sizes).

    25. A pack of Sugru moldable glue to mend broken things around your house. From the spokes in your dishwasher to the band of your watch, this glue is a versatile way to make long fixes, quick fixes.

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    Fun facts: It's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It sets strong and in place by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight!

    Promising review: "This thing has so many uses! I keep buying this over and over. I've used this moldable glue to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (my license plate rattled when closing the trunk and two little balls of Sugru to the back of plate did the trick), and I've even made tool hangers in the garage with it." —fastrnu

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    26. A bra strap extender, because all day you can't wait to get home and take off your painful, ill-fitting bra. Use this to get your bra to actually fit and it'll be the breast feeling ever!

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    These are also great for creating a custom fit if you have trouble finding your exact size in stores.

    Promising review: "These have been amazing during my pregnancy. I really can't rave enough. When my body started changing, I went out and bought a new bra (I'm a 32 and got a 34), but soon it started feeling tight on me. I didn't need another bra because the cups still fit fine, then I found these extenders, and they made all the difference! I can extend without buying new bras! They are sooo soft and comfortable, you can't really feel or tell they are there. I've already recommended them to all of my pregnant friends!" —Mari

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in five sizes).

    27. A CeraVe moisturizing cream in case winter is wreaking havoc on your skin, causing extreme dryness and sensitivity. This cream will restore your skin's protective barrier so you can face the cold winds with a moisturized suit of armour.

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    This hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, fragrance-free face cream is made with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to provide nongreasy 24-hour hydration.

    Promising review: "If you are doubting this product, stop what you are doing and buy it right now. It WILL change your life. I had SEVERE eczema on my face and it was incredibly painful: I had red, inflamed, itchy, flaky skin. I tried everything, from organic to high-priced products, and nothing worked until I picked up a $2 sample of this at Walgreens after reading the reviews online. Well, it is a miracle product. My face feels amazing. I use it twice daily, and my eczema is gone. It has also diminished my acne breakouts by 98%. I also want to add that I didn't get anything for free or was asked to do this review, I just honestly needed to share my experience." —Susana Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $15.24 (available in three sizes). You can also try the overnight cream on Amazon for $12.06.

    28. A bottle of stain remover so you can stop avoiding important chores and dissolve even the worst rust stains right before your very eyes, no scrubbing required.

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    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" —Jessica B

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $5.

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