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    35 Products Tons Of People Use, But For Some Reason You Didn’t Get The Memo

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    1. An Instant Pot, which is a pressure cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, cake maker, and warmer all in one, for the chef who doesn't actually want to do a whole lot of cooking. This will save you tons of money on ordering out, because it'll be so easy to cook right at home!

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    Did I mention it has over 22,000 five-star reviews?!

    Promising review: "For those of you thinking of getting the Instant Pot pressure cooker, it's a winner! I didn't even blow mine up today as accident prone as I have been. While we were at church, it cooked the pot roast and kept it warm. Got home, turned it off, removed the lid and added fresh carrots, celery and potato chunks, a little cornstarch in water, put the lid on, used the 'steam' feature and in 5-6 minutes we were ready to eat! The meat was moist and delicious and the vegetables finished and tasting like I cooked for hours. I am loving it." —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in 3-, 6-, and 8- quart).

    Read BuzzFeed's full review of the Instant Pot for more.

    2. An Aquis hair towel, because microfiber dries your hair faster and with less damage than regular cotton. And unlike your body towel, this one is the appropriate size so it won't topple over.

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    Promising review: "I’m surprised by how well this actually works! I truly have coarse, untamable hair that I must half air dry and then blow dry — it’s a science. But this towel really helps the texture of my hair and helps it dry more quickly. Now I can put the towel on when I get out of the shower, then be blow drying in 15 minutes. Cuts down 'handling' time when it comes to drying!" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in eight colors and patterns).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's Aquis Hair Towel review for more info!

    3. A TubShroom drain protector that'll prevent clogged pipes throughout your house by catching all the hair in your drains. You can shower me with thanks later.

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    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product on a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Read BuzzFeed's full TubShroom review.

    4. A migraine stick for people who get headaches out of nowhere and need a quick fix so they can get back to whatever they were doing before the rude migraine interrupted them.

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    How it works: The formula is made up of peppermint, spearmint, coconut and lavender essential oils to cool and soothe the area, helping to take the edge off an incoming headache.

    Promising review: "After reading an article on BuzzFeed that touted this product, I bought one for my boyfriend who suffers from awful, frequent headaches. It WORKS. Not only does he swear by it, he has purchased them for his Mom and several friends. FANTASTIC." —SarahElizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review here.

    5. A brown sugar–softening bear you simply place in water for 20 minutes and then put in your brown sugar to help maintain its moisture for up to SIX MONTHS.

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    Promising review: "This is the second brown sugar bear I've purchased because they work so well. They are simple to use and very effective. Soak it in water and then place it in your brown sugar container. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It's simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear." —Hannah M.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (also available in gingerbread, maple leaf, and sugar cookie shapes).

    6. A microfiber brush set with four extra sleeves designed to get up close and personal with the dust on your blinds.

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    Pro tip: The microfiber sleeves can be tossed in the washing machine and they'll be as good as new in no time.

    Promising review: "Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won't break any time soon." —marionvgt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A stick jewelry cleaner, because years of wear have dulled your precious stones more than you might think. Use this pen to remember what they looked like when you first got them!

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    The stick is a twist-to-dispense pen that'll deliver a cleansing solution through the center of the bristles. The formula consists of micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer to make and keep your gems shiny and new.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I'm a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don't run out!!! Home run Amazon!" —Kristina B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    8. A jar of Active Wow charcoal powder with ingredients like orange seed oil and coconut to dramatically polish your pearly whites over time without so much as a hint of bleach. If you've been wanting to lighten your teeth for a while, this is a great, gentle product to start with!

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    To use, simply make your toothbrush slightly wet, remove the excess water, dip the brush into the charcoal powder and dab off any excess, and then brush your teeth for one to two minutes. Then, rinse your mouth to remove.

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews, but this stuff is amazing! It is strange to use at first but it works. The 'natural' doesn’t have any flavor at all. I’ve used it about two weeks now and have noticed a big difference. Unlike other whiteners, it doesn’t cause any sensitivity." —Anon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (originally $29.99).

    Read more about this whitening powder here!

    9. A flexible cable protector so you can prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks. We all wish we bought this like three chargers ago, but now's your chance!

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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." —Elle

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

    10. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in history. 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).

    11. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair. Marie Kondo is shook!

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    Thanks to their super simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

    Promising review: "Perfect way to organize socks and make it fun to open the drawer and be like 'what socks am I gonna wear today?' And all the colors and patterns beam back at you." —Esq

    Get it from Amazon $6.89.

    12. A teeny tiny toenail brace to rid your life of curved toenail pain. It'll flatten out your nail to prevent it from jabbing into the side of your toe and becoming ingrown.

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    The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it. Results should be seen in 1–3 days!

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product, did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails, that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

    13. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else, with no scrubbing required. We love an all-natural, no-hassle way to clean!

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before + afters.

    14. A bracelet holder so you can fasten your jewelry quickly and without the annoyance of the chain slipping off your wrist JUST as you were about to clamp it shut.

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    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing (including my depth perception) so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A motion-activated purse light so you no longer have to dig around for what feels like an eternity for your Chapstick, wallet, keys, or phone (speaking of things you've been searching for your whole life).

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    Promising review: "This is an awesome purse light (and could be used in other small spaces). I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much flatter than my others. It can attach inside the space you need it for, it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light." —M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A handy puller designed to clasp onto any zipper as an extension, so you can pull those dresses on and off without asking a friend for the hundredth time.

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    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "So in the old days, I rigged up a zipper puller with a paper clip and a string. This was great for the old zippers there the pull had a little hole in it. However, invisible zippers have taken over the fashion world and those pulls are solid. I've found myself getting into all kinds of contortions trying to pull them up so my curiosity was definitely piqued when I saw this little item. Lo and behold, it does exactly what it's supposed to do. This really is a life changing thing for me. Now I don't have to choose my dresses according to whether or not my spouse is home to help me zip!" —Vicky Embrey

    17. A magnetic rack for a low-hassle way to keep your keys by the front door so you don't waste any more of your life searching for them on your way out. Lights, keys, action!

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    Promising review: "How much simpler could it be?!? Take out the existing screws holding the switch plate, replace with the magnetic ones. Piece of cake! Love having my keys right by the back door without having to mount anything more on the wall." —AnewMom

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A produce saver, because we are all sick and tired of buying salad and veggies only for them to die a wilted death 42 hours later.

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    The container has a carbon filter that traps and absorbs ethylene gas, slowing down the spoilage process. The adjustable lid maintains humidity levels, while the elevated colander keeps produce away from the walls to promote air flow!

    Promising review: "It's hard to get my family to eat vegetables without them getting slimy by the end of the week. These new containers have been great! Not a single vegetable gets slimy! All of our fruits and vegetables last much longer in these, and I love that I can actually wash the food using the green insert and it drains instead of leaving a pool. We put the vegetables and grapes in this medium-size bin and berries in the smaller bin. I also love that our fridge ends up looking so tidy and organized with everything still easy to see." —Allison

    Get one from Amazon for $17.95 (available in S–L).

    19. A pore vacuum to finally get all the dirt, grease, blackheads, and dead skin off your face for good. It comes with four suction heads: for blackheads, removing dirt/grease, reducing dead skin buildup and fine lines, and tightening your skin.

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    It's designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for mixed and oily skin. It's also rechargeable—they've thought of everything!

    Promising review: "I honestly can't run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS I use it about once or twice a week & absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!" —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. A shirt-folding board so you actually put your laundry away when it comes out of the dryer instead of clumping it all in a "clean pile" and procrastinating until the next laundry day.

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    Promising review: "I love the ease of use as well as the results! Such a great product. I wish I had this my whole life." —Mark T.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99. (available in five colors).

    21. A pack of 36 hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches to put on any unwanted pimples overnight and — WOW — say goodbye to pus, oil, and inflammation in the 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 $11.88 (available in three sizes).

    22. A buckle-free belt that'll help with quicker pee breaks and give you that comfortable fit you've been wanting for years.

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    Plus, no more weird bulge underneath your shirt.

    Promising review: "I bought my first one on Indiegogo cause I liked the idea. I bought the next one here on Amazon because I REALLY like it. I'm of a certain age where I have a bit hanging over my belt, and with this belt there is no pinching. Super easy to use, looks good, it's a real change to an item that's been basically unchanged for centuries." —Tom Wacker

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S and L and four colors).

    23. A biotin shampoo formulated with nutrient-rich botanicals like B5 zinc and coconut oil to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores and helping your hair strands get strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.

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    Promising review: "For about five years, I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all of the brand name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. About five months ago, I began researching unknown shampoos that promised new growth and less loss of hair. I discovered this on Amazon. It is reasonably priced, and the ingredients seemed in line for what I needed. It doesn't work overnight, but it works, I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. You must use it if you want it to work. My friends can not believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" —TheD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85 (available in four sizes).

    24. A waterproof Satisfyer Pro 2 with 11 sucking modes that'll quench your thirst faster than a tall glass of water!

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    Promising review: "I vote to rename this product 'Orgasmatron 5000.' Not kidding. I was pretty hesitant to spend that much on a toy, but it is absolutely worth every penny. When the instructions say 'it's even better in the bath,' they aren't kidding, and the settings go from what I would call 'gentle murmur' up to 'HOLY #$@%!!' Don't forget to try it on your nipples as well. If you possess a clit, you NEED this toy. Do it" —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $43.87.

    Read This Sex Toy Sucks In All The Right Places And People Truly Swear By It for more on why people are obsessed.

    25. 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.

    26. A wine stain remover that'll magically erase all kinds of spills we trash-humans get on us (like wine, coffee, and spaghetti sauce).

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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 (also available in multi-packs)

    27. A windshield cover to protect your car from the stormy weather and get you to work on time since you won't be scraping ice and snow off your windshield for an hour!

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    The shield cover is made with straps that hang down and attach to your car's wheels for a secure and tight fit. This keeps snow/wind/and frost from building up under the cover!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a Nor'easter, and let me tell you...this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    28. A set of five Food Huggers silicone covers so you stop wasting half-eaten veggies and fruits and have makeshift caps for any sort of bottle or container.

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    Promising review: "These are great, got them as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loves them, no more soggy veggies in aluminum foil or saran wrap, and the produce gets used a lot faster because it is more visible." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three pack varieties).

    29. A beauty spatula designed to get every last drop of your expensive foundation, lipgloss, or lotion. Don't let a poorly designed bottle get you down!

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    Promising review: "I love this cute little makeup spatula! It's so convenient and useful. If you're a makeup/product junkie that doesn't like waisting, (like I am) this is the perfect problem solver for those empty bottles left with product caked on the inner walls. It's long too, so it works in just about any size bottle or jar. I only bought one and I use it for everything. It's washable so it will last you a long time. Great gift for a makeup artist, if they don't already have one!" —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $7.79.

    30. A set of seat gap fillers so when you inevitably drop your phone between the seat and the center console you won't have to stick your arm down the dark crevice of doom and despair to find it.

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    Promising review: "I watched the episode of Shark Tank this was on. I have had incidents where things have dropped into the gap between seat and console and what a pain that is! This product is so simple and easy to install. I highly recommend it and wonder why I didn't think of it first." —thecrewdog

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    31. A Squatty Potty for a cool tool to help with your stool! But really, you should have one of these in every bathroom because it works that well.

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    It works because the angle it helps you sit (aka squat) 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 (available in packs of ten).

    32. A set of anti-chafing thigh bands to protect the skin on your inner thighs from rubbing together and getting red and irritated.

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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 this product in our closer look!

    33. A 100% natural soy wax candle meant for anyone with a pet in their home so they can eradicate those funky smells that come along with those adorable faces.

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    Promising review: "Best candle on the market! If you have pets or not, this candle lasts such a long time and the scents are not sweet and overpowering. If your trying mask an odor or just want a beautiful smelling home. This candle is what you want. I use nothing else. I LOVE THEM!"—P. Jarrett

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 14 scents).

    Find out more in this Pet House candle review.

    34. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples that'll absorb gas so your produce will last longer in the fridge. Raise your hand if you bought veggies on Monday and had to throw them away by Thursday?! *Raises hand*

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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 (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks, and some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get it from Amazon for $18.26.

    35. A set of bottle stands so you can flip all your condiments and lotions upside-down to use every last ounce without having to balance or bang bottles on your counter.

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    Promising reviews: "I absolutely love these. I haven't found anything yet that they don't work with. Right now I have them on my lotion, shampoo and conditioner bottles. I have always tipped my bottles over but they fall over and these help with that. I highly recommend these if you like to get the last drop out of your bottles." —AmazonCustomer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.95.

    What a memo!

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