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    Updated on May 4, 2020. Posted on Apr 30, 2020

    29 Game-Changing Products That’ll Probably Make Future You Thankful You Bought Them

    Past you is so jealous right now.

    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 pair of lightweight and durable escape tracks that everyone will wish they had once they get stuck in a tough spot. The raised tracks prevent vehicle tires from spinning on snow, ice, mud or sand.

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    These are great if you're someone who likes to take your car off the beaten path. If you're ever stuck in one of these situations, you'll be happy to have these guys in your trunk!

    Promising review: "These traction pads are amazing! For anybody that's never used them, essentially you jam them against your drive tires in slick conditions or if you're stuck in sand, and your tires grip them and pull you right out! The bright orange makes them easy to see after digging them into the mud, and the knobs are durable enough to withstand a very large truck's beating. For the price, the quality, the durability, and the hundreds of uses, you can't go wrong with these. If I could give them six stars I would have!" —sean

    Get them from Amazon for $133.02+ (available in three styles and three colors).

    2. A tea bag organizer to de-clutter your pantry that currently has ten bulky tea boxes that are half-empty.

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    This organizer can hold approximately 100 tea bags.

    Promising review: "I love tea. In fact, I don't drink coffee so I buy a lot of varieties of tea and then put it in my cabinet and promptly forget them. I finally saw this product and bought it to help organize them. Who knew I had so many different teas! I totally forgot I had most of them. Now I have a neat display of my teas and can easily choose what tea I am in the mood for without taking things out of my cupboard. It looks great on my countertop near my fridge and doesn't take a lot of room. Love it. It's my new favorite thing. Worth every penny. Now I think I need another one." —Kasia K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two styles).

    3. 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. I will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. A 15-pack of meal prep containers to help prevent another missed meal. Portion out your lunch and dinner and you won't have to scrape together a mediocre hodgepodge of leftovers.

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    These are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

    Promising review: "These containers have been a lifesaver 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 an icebox. I cook and freeze as well and they hold up great. All around this was a great buy! Storage containers are expensive, and most don't hold up in microwave very long and get stains; not the case with these at all." —Paula R.

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $11.30 (also available in three bulk sizes).

    5. Or a silicone freezing tray that'll section off perfectly sized freshly frozen meals for the week. You'll be super thankful to have one less dinner to prep.

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    It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth. I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon-sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95+ (available in four styles).

    6. 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 Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $36.36.

    7. A keychain car escape tool for emergency situations where you'll need to get out of your car as quickly and safely as possible.

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    This thing looks small but boy is it mighty! A perfectly safe, spring-loaded stainless steel spike punctures the window with minimal effort so anyone stuck in a vehicle can get out. Similarly, this item also has a stainless steel razor blade that slices through seat belts.

    Promising review: "I love that this fits onto a keyring. Many of these products are designed to go into your glove compartment, but the problem that I have with that concept is that in the event of an accident, the glove compartment might pop open, sending the contents flying all over the car, and you might not be able to find or reach the tool. With this product, it's on your keyring, and your keys will almost certainly still be in the ignition, and easily accessible." —Patrick W.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74+ (available in a variety of colors and in multipacks)

    8. 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: "Awesome product! I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine from an end table which splashed on white window shades, white window sills, while base boards, taupe-colored painted walls and white with dark beige carpeting. I left it that way for a few days in order to research the best way to hopefully clean it up without negative results. 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 beaten! 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 $6.87.

    9. 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 $11.92.

    10. A set of two massage balls for those of us who feel like our backs turned 80 this year without us. Work out the pain points in the muscles around your body so you don't build 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).

    11. An eight-pack of Skyn Iceland's firming gels to de-puff your under-eyes, because you went to bed at 3 a.m. 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: "I’ve tried cheaper brands here on Amazon but I think I’ll be a Skyn Iceland fan for life! I’ve used their other eye products, face washes, and masks and they’re of top quality! I put these in the freezer then apply them to my eyes for 10 minutes. They feel great! The coldness helps to wake you up. After your eyes are hydrated and significantly less puffy. I also suffer from dark circles and these have helped immensely. Well worth it." —Student

    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 $32.

    12. 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 money 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 five times 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 $17.98 (available in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors).

    13. A bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails from all those gel manicures. 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 and I had 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 four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    14. A 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 $18.73+ (available in six colors).

    15. A set of stove counter gap covers, because you and I both know that when current-you drops food behind the stove, it's future-you that's gonna have to deal with it.

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    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down into the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.84+ (available in two lengths and three colors).

    16. A pack of 36 hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches for when literally nothing is going to get between you and clear skin. Put these on any unwanted pimples overnight and they just might 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 by 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. The 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 $12.50+ (available in packs of 36 and 72).

    17. 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 $4.98+ (available in various colors).

    18. 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 babies are pretty sturdy and they make putting notes in a book, or planner, or magazine, or whatever a complete breeze. I really like the ease of these and if you are creative you can make these work for any project. I use them in my textbooks to summarize my notes on a chapter. I also have short-term memory loss after a car accident. I like reading novels, but can't remember things. So I use one of these as a bookmark and take a few minutes to jot down key things from the book. I really, really, really like these and I am glad they exist." —Delaney

    Get a pack of 60 notes from Amazon for $5.69.

    19. A mini fabric steamer, because it's time to put on your (un-wrinkled) adult pants and get a steamer. This is such a small detail but it can make a WORLD of difference when it comes to how professional and put-together you look and feel.

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    I personally own this steamer and I love how compact and effortless it is! Pop off the top spout, pour in water from the sink, plug it in and within SECONDS it's steaming and ready to go.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice this is a must-buy!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

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

    20. A bottle of bitter-tasting nail polish 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 nearby for the first couple of 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 $9.97.

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

    21. 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 Tickle

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    22. A jar of O'Keefe's hand cream to heal your cracked and drying skin once and for all. 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 $8.

    23. 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 them professionally installed — just stick them on.

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    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 a six-pack from Amazon for $21.99 (available in white or warm white, and two finish colors).

    24. 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 $24.99.

    25. 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 $7.99.

    26. 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 $17.99+ (available in six sizes).

    27. 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 hard 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 $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    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: "We have a VERY high iron concentration in our well water at home and it ends up slowly turning our shower, sink and toilet a deep orange color over time. I have tried a ton of products to try to fix this issue but nothing works nearly as well as this product. Smells absolutely terrible but works AMAZING. A few spritzes of this and you can watch the orange dissolve away before your eyes." —Samantha

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $4.97.

    29. A CeraVe moisturizing cream because it will restore your skin's protective barrier so you can face the dry patches with a no frills moisturizer.

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    This hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, fragrance-free face cream is made with hyaluronic acid and ceramides to provide non-greasy, 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 $16.08.

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