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    Apr 28, 2020

    23 Products That Work So Well, I Wish I Invented Them Myself

    I didn't invent them but a *huge* thank you to whoever did.

    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 bottle Glossier Solution chemical exfoliant to help minimize your pores and clear your skin — whether it's oily, combination, or dry! The formula uses a combination of three acids: alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and polyhydroxy acid (PHA).

    Glossier

    Promising review: "This product is truly the miracle that I've been wishing for. I struggled with constant hormonal breakouts for years and nothing worked, not even prescription strength medicine. Once I started using Solution day and night, my skin finally started to clear up!" —Rachel

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    Read more about why BuzzFeeders love Glossier Solution for all skin types!

    2. A fabric defuzzer so you can bring old clothes back to life after they've been in storage for a while. Or de-fuzz your couch, since you're using it a whole lot more these days.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything: sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh."—Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.41+ (available in four colors).

    Head to "This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life" for more incredible before-and-after pics!

    3. An ink remover, because now that the kids are home from school, things are getting a little more....colorful. This'll rescue hard surfaces and fabrics from permanent marker stains.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My son wrote all over his brand new Lego table with blue Sharpie marker. I tried everything to remove the stain. This product is EASY. Its consistency is like glue. I added one coat, let it soak in for an hour or two, scrubbed with a scrub pad, rinsed, added a second coat, scrubbed, and rinsed. It's all gone. It's magic. I am showing everyone the photos because it's unbelievable how this product worked." —Vicki

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    4. A combination broom and squeegee that'll ensure your floor is practically free of all hairs. It works on carpet and hard surfaces, and it's about time you try it because allergy season is upon us and we don't need another reason to be sneezing all over the house.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Cleans hardwood and carpet of pet hair and debris faster than a vacuum. Unbelievable product! I used to use a sticky roller after vacuuming to get up pet hair in corners, etc., especially on hardwood floors. This broom gets it all. I can’t believe what it gets up. Actually I skipped the Swiffer Wet Jet this week; it was so thorough." —MW

    Get it from Amazon for $14.66.

    5. A foot file to rid your life of wintertime callous buildup on your heels from the comfort of your bathroom.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow! I have owned a few files that I got from the drug store and felt they did nothing, which made me skeptical of this device. I saw some of the customer reviews with photos and decided to give it a try. It works so well that it’s kinda unbelievable. Even at the salon when I pay for that callus liquid it doesn’t do as good a job. Razors I have used worked but sometimes got too close and also didn’t blend. I didn’t have hardcore calluses, just some thick skin on my heels. It comes off like snow. But, gross, now parmesan cheese will never look the same to me." —Patricia M.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    6. A Migrastil roll-on stick for helping alleviate your migraines. Simply apply the blend of essential oils (including lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck for some relief.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches and nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT!! I use it daily on my temples and the back of my neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at the start of a headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune diseases that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!!" —DVS

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review to learn more about why she loves this!

    7. A pair of silicone grips that'll help you keep your AirPods in your ears during conference calls or runs.

    Amazon

    They are also sweat resistant so you can exercise without worrying about losing your earbuds.

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I've always had a hard time keeping these crazy little earbuds in my ears, so when I head out to the gym, or anywhere that I want to listen to my playlists, I have to use my big earphones. With these EarHoox, that is no longer a problem! I would recommend them to ANYONE who works out, runs, walks, or just has a general problem with earbuds (such a strange word...earbuds)." —Green Day Lover

    Get two pairs (one small and one large) from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    8. A few sheets of LED-dimming stickers, because you've just about had enough of those annoying tech lights shining in your eyes at night. Don't worry you'll still know if they're on, they just won't be so darn bright.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in sharpie, etc, but true to the name of these products if you're looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $5.48.

    9. An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for anyone in need of a tool that'll clean all your jewelry and make it look brand new again.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this..*oh my goodness*! After one use of the Diamond Dazzle Stik, my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster: for its beauty, for what it represents...and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. It is an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $6.93.

    10. An odor-eliminating candle that'll help anyone who is now stuck at home all day with their furry friends. We love them but boy can they stink up a room!

    Amazon

    They're made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours.

    Promising review: "These candles are fantastic! They smell great, and do a great job of eliminating any odors in your house, not only those from pets. They do work best if you burn them for one to two hours at a time but will get rid of the smells of wet dog, fecal smells, urine odors, and I’ve even found them useful for cooking odors. I’ve had three candles now (the first arrived shattered, and was replaced; the next three arrived in perfect condition). I highly recommend these candles. I purchased the Vanilla Creme Brûlée scent. I often get headaches from powerful scents, but have never gotten one from these lovely candles!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in a variety of scents).

    Check out a my colleague's Pet House candles review for more info.

    11. A tube of Elf's Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow to brighten your day and your face with one simple swipe across your lid. It's truly as simple as applying lipgloss.

    Target

    Promising review: "Loads of sparkles. Goes on creamy and you can blend it out. The sparkles stay forever!! It’s inexpensive and has adorable packaging. What’s not to love! J’adore ♥️" —Rayrsy

    Get it from Target for $4.99 (available in eight colors).

    12. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner so your sink drain will stop stinking up a storm in the kitchen.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Performs exactly as described. Have two kitchen sinks that had odors. Tried in both and both no longer have a smell. I'd highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to clean their kitchen drains." —DPK

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $5.99.

    13. A jar opener that'll attach to the base of your kitchen cabinet for quick and easy lid removal for people with mobility issues or people who are tired of admitting "Well, I loosened it!"

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Though I admit to being a senior citizen, I don't think of myself as old by any means. I can still open a jar with no problem. I bought this for my father-in-law and after we put it up, I fell in love with this thing and ordered myself one. It's so easy to use it's crazy. I put it under an overhead cabinet and he slides a jar in with both hands and the lid pops right off no matter how hard it's stuck on. And no, I don't work for the company or own stock in it. It's just that with all the junk you can order off the internet, it's refreshing to get something that actually works exactly as advertised." —Ken Griffeth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.35.

    14. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets, because you're blessed enough to have a dishwasher, and it's time to start taking care of it. Sounds strange but you really do need to clean the things that clean other things!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Yes, you can clean your dishwasher without utilizing a pre-packaged cleaner. Call me lazy. This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do! Great results, fairly economical, and by the way, it works!" —Old Southern Charm

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    15. A beeswax wood polisher to make anything made of wood in your home look BRAND NEW. This is one of those products that will require a small amount of effort to use but give a huge result.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The product is all that it advertises. I had some nice tables that had water spots and other wear. I used the product once and they look like new. The tables have been in our home for many years. I like them and did not want to replace or spend a lot of money to refinish. Howard Product was the answer. Thanks." —MCGA

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    16. A silicone freezing tray for storing perfectly portioned meals for you and your family. Prep and freeze your favorite recipes so you can grab them when you're craving something homemade but quick.

    amazon.com

    Each tray has four fill lines — 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 125 mL, and 250 mL — which is ideal for people who like to portion their food.

    Promising review: "My wife saw this item somewhere and told me she would love to have this as she prepares homemade soups at least twice a week. I bought two of the extra large Soupers and she absolutely loves them. She has had them about a month now and has used them about 10 times. We have a freezer full of soup! This item works as advertised, is well priced, and has held up great so far. The extra large makes a good size bowl of soup" —Amazon Customer

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

    17. A webcam sliding cover so you can block your webcam while you're on your laptop. It's so slim, so don't worry about your laptop closing!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great for years I have had a Post-it covering my laptop and tablet webcam lens (like most other reviews have) so when I came across these I decided to give them a try. They are great; they are very small and thin — so discreet that I can't even tell it's on my device unless I'm looking for it. The little lens cover moves effortlessly and doesn't feel like it's going to break or come off. I'm very pleased with this webcam cover." —T Simmons

    Get three from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. An incredibly effective, fume-free oven cleaner that'll cut through baked-on spills and grease so you can finally bake without feeling guilty every time you open your oven and see how dirty it is.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but it dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. Now I don't have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! I can use this for everyday spot cleaning. I also used this on a broiler pan that would not scrub clean, even with steel wool. My Crock-Pot recipe leaked over the bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; I just sprayed, covered, wiped in morning. I plan on using this to clean the grill in the spring and I'm sure it will be a breeze.” —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    19. An ingenious bag holder great for meal prepping and keeping your hands free for other things, like tasting the delicious food you just made.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I prep my meals a month at a time and these make it much more convenient. These are especially helpful with raw meat, as I can use two hands while prepping the food and don't have to worry about keeping one clean to open the bag. I've also used them to portion out servings and ounces of meat when placed on a scale. They're not made of anything incredibly strong, but they're sturdy enough for full Ziploc bags of food." —Julie M

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.35.

    20. A set of shower curtain clips so your bathroom doesn't flood every time you take a shower. Life is stressful enough!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Got these to hold our shower curtain in the camper. The curtain on our camper shower is just barely wide enough, so water would leak out. Not anymore!!! They blend in, so they look great. Just slide the curtain in and go — no more clean up after your shower. Wish I had discovered these years ago." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    21. A six-pack of non-toxic moth traps, because moths can ruin your pantry and closet in a matter of days, and this can rid that problem ALSO in a matter of days.

    amazon.com

    What's great about this product is that it uses non-toxic sticky paper. It's also super simple to use. Just open, fold, and stick together to form a triangle!

    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds, it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    22. A screen cleaner kit that'll rid your screens of smudges and streaks with ease.

    amazon.com

    The set includes the spray and an extra-large, scratch-free microfiber cloth. The formula has no alcohol, ammonia, or harmful phosphates, and will gently clean HDTVs, PC monitors, Kindle Fire, tablet, laptops, smartphones, Apple Mac products, iPhones, and more!

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely incredible. I've had my MacBook for a few months now and in the college environment of lugging it back and forth to class, eating around it and doing group projects it had turned into a grease machine. I had tried just about every version of microfiber cloth, the sprays that promise they don't streak, and just about every electronic wipe on the market. To no avail, I went to Amazon and with the glowing reviews, I couldn't say no to giving it a try. Got it today and I am just blown away. Never have I felt the need to write an Amazon review, but here I am because it's just. that. good. Attached are pictures for proof, it works people! Ordering a travel size version to keep in my backpack as we speak!" —Matthew McGuire

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    23. 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!

    amazon.com

    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 $36.36+ (also available in multipacks).

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