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    30 Products That’ll Prove You Don’t Have To Spend A Lot To Fix Your Life

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    1. 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.

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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 them from Amazon: a six-pack for $20.99 (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $11.99.

    2. 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 $5.87.

    3. A weekly pill organizer because if you skip the pill one more day it's going to be an 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 $5.87 (available in a pack of two)

    4. A straight-up miraculous foot peel that will heel your cracked feet and help you shed dead skin that's been grossing you out for years.

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    Promising review: "I can't believe I'm posting a picture of my foot to Amazon, but there's a first time for everything I guess. Being a New Yorker, I'm used to walking A LOT, and as a result, my feet were dry, calloused, and just plain disgusting. I wouldn't even touch my feet and was embarrassed to wear sandals. I didn't want to pay for a pedicure, so I tried this, and I'm so glad I did. I couldn't believe all the skin that peeled off my feet. I felt like a shedding snake. As crazy as it sounds, my new beautiful feet have given me a boost of self-confidence. I can't wait to wear sandals again ."—AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    5. Or a foot rasp that'll make even the crustiest of heels smooth again. Just look at those r~heel~y incredible results.

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    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $8.79.

    6. A comfy, memory foam chair cushion for anyone who's been searching for something to help soothe their back pain and/or work on their posture.

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    Promising review: "Works great, helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I've been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours." —phillygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    7. 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 (available in nine designs).

    8. 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, so it's 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 $18.26 (available in a pack of four).

    9. A handheld steamer so your go-to shirts and dresses are well taken care of if ever found in a wrinkly situation. This one is super compact so you can even pack it away for trips!

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    Ok so I own this myself and it's so easy to use. You just twist off the top and pour water in from the sink and twist the top back on. Then plug it in, flip the switch and that's it! Steam will come out within 30 seconds and my clothes are wrinkle free within two minutes.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

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

    10. 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 $6.67 (available in packs of three).

    11. A pack of 100 steel nail cable clips to prevent trips on cords. They've been sent from heaven to protect you from falling over any loose wires.

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    To secure the wires to the floorboards or wall for a cleaner look, just simply place the wire inside the loop and hammer the nail into place.

    Promising review: "These are just like what the cable company uses. We had a bunch of wires hanging because of our surround sound system and various other things like cable boxes. We got these and they are super easy to install with the hammer." —Tiffany

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $4.99.

    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. 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 nine colors).

    13. 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 $16.67

    14. 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 $17.98 (available in 19 colors and nine sizes).

    15. 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.

    16. A variety pack of 40 acne patches made with tea tree and calendula oil, because we've all woken up with a painful hello from a pimple! If you want to help speed up the healing process, place this on before bed and —BAM — pus and oil will be drawn out, and inflammation will go down by morning.

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    Promising review: "The amount of gunk this took out of my pores AFTER washing and exfoliating my face is literally crazy! I have very oily skin and acne (cystic and 'normal' acne). Also works great on popped pimples. Sucks all the crap out!"—Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $8.08.

    17. A pack of 100 sound-dampening bumpers to prevent the loud sounds of slamming doors and banging cabinets when you're in the kitchen for that midnight snack while the family is sleeping. Bumping this up to the top of my shopping cart!

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    Promising review: "We have numerous cabinet doors in our kitchen and throughout the house that will bump into various nearby objects when they are opened: a wall, the hood above the range, other cabinet doors, etc. I have tried many different adhesive bumpers and protectors to mitigate this issue, including ones made from foam, rubber, cork, and felt. None of them work as well as these bumpers." —Frederik

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $5.99 (available in a variety of sizes and packs).

    18. 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 six colors).

    19. 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 $8.50.

    20. 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. 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.

    21. A bitter-tasting nail treatment for anyone who needs help curbing their not-so-fun 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 $12.50.

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

    22. 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 $14.65 (available in three bulk sizes).

    23. 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 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).

    24. A jar of O'Keefe's hand cream to heal your cracked and drying skin, because it's honestly painful at this point and mama just wants to feel moisturized. 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.

    25. 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." —Levine

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    26. 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 $5.23 (available in cleansing cloths).

    27. 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 $14.99 (available in seven sizes).

    28. 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." —fastmu

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

    29. A three-pack 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 and a variety of color combinations).

    30. A set of anti-chafing thigh bands to protect the skin on your inner thighs from rubbing together and getting red and irritated. Summer is upon us, and so is chafing!

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    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office. This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable feeling or digging into the skin." —A.spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in six sizes and 15 colors).

    Read more about these chafing bands in our closer look!

    I'm honestly a different person now.

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