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    Updated on Sep 20, 2020. Posted on Sep 13, 2020

    25 Products With Small Price Tags That’ll Help Solve Small Problems

    I've got 99 problems and these just solved some of them.

    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 pack of Scotch-Brite nonscratch sponges to scrub gently on all kinds of cookware and countertops you don't want to scratch up.

    A person using the sponge on a dish removing stains
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I cook a lot. My husband bought me all stainless-steel skillets about four years ago. I use the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge at least three times a day every day cleaning those pots and skillets. I have never had a single scratch in on any of them using the nonscratch sponge. Plus, instead of going through a box of steel pads weekly, this sponge outlasts all of them and saves me money. Also, when I clean my stove top, I use the same Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge and it has never scratched or harmed the paint on my stove (or refrigerator!). Excellent product, great price, and best of all, it is dependable each time I use it." —Kim

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.13.

    2. A pair of five-blade herb scissors so you can say goodbye to frustrating attempts to chop parsley and basil with a regular knife.

    The scissors in use
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The herb scissors are genius. Those alone are priceless. I have all these beautiful herbs from the garden but dreaded spending the time to mince them. Now it takes no time at all. That is time I get to spend with my family. The blade covers are a really nice addition and they fit snugly, so there’s no worry about them coming off in the drawer. I’m very happy to have this set in my kitchen." —Wendy Bowen

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A ring adjuster that'll make your ring have a tighter fit the more loops you add, which will save you a trip to the jeweler.

    the ring with the spiral plastic making it smaller and a better fit
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I saw this on BuzzFeed a while ago and I thought it would be worth looking into. I'm going to be going on vacation soon and I'm terrified of my ring falling off my finger and getting lost in the ocean. I'm so happy I purchased this, it makes it so it's incredibly difficult to put over my knuckle so I know I know it's secure. If you're second guessing it, just buy it. I'm a skeptic with stuff too."—Natalie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (for four; also available as a set of 18).

    4. A six-pack of nontoxic moth traps, because you spend so much time, effort, and money on putting together the perfect wardrobe and storing away seasonal clothing, but these guys can ruin that in literally one day.

    A progression shot over 13 days showing the accumulation of moths in the trap
    amazon.com

    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.

    5. A Billie razor so you can say goodbye to that rusty thing currently sitting on your shower shelf and say HELLO to this sleek, modern, and ~smooth~ new razor.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    My coworker Bek O'Connell loves her Billie razors. Here's what she had to say:

    "Billie is just the most wonderful company, and every time I take a shower, I wonder if I should write them fan mail. First of all, everything they design is ADORABLE, so even if their razors were dull or flimsy, I'd still be a loyal fan. But luckily, their razors are as sharp as they are sharp looking. The handle is super lightweight and easy to grip. The razor heads are surrounded in a layer of soap, so they glide beautifully over skin without irritating it. Billie makes great razors, and it's awesome that they're so affordable. If only they could go back in time and stop me from paying absurd amounts of money on pharmacy brand razors in my youth."

    Get the starter kit from Billie for $9 (and then four replacement cartridges for $9 when you need them).

    Read more about why BuzzFeed editors and writers are OBSESSED with Billie razors.

    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!

    A before and after of hangers all messy and then very organized on the product
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very nice! Cheaper than some other models and works to secure hangers quite well! I even added a padded coat hanger to see if it would hold in place and it does. This is sturdy enough to pick up and carry around without the hangers sliding about. Very happy with this purchase!"—Parv

    Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

    7. A few Maybelline liquid lipsticks for anyone who's tired of liquid lipsticks drying out and bleeding outside their lip line. This is a nondrying, nontacky formula that'll apply precisely and last through meal after meal.

    Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed, Maybelline

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! I put it on at 8:30 in the morning and when I went to bed at 9 in the evening it was just as fresh as it was when I put it on at 8:30. I never had to touch it up; it is absolutely fabulous!!" —ElizabethN

    Get it from CVS for $9.45 (available in 30 colors).

    8. A pack of clear silicone-rubber earring backings because you've lost all the backings that originally came with your earrings and you're sad. Don't be sad, these work just as well!

    the earring backings
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little silicone backs are small, but they tightly hold the earring in place really well. And with 200 pieces in the box, if you drop one (you will), it really doesn’t matter. Now I can safely wear the earrings in my jewelry box that are missing one or both backs. This was an excellent — and inexpensive — purchase for me. Highly recommend!" —Carol R. Slicher

    Get 200 from Amazon for $4.29.

    9. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights if 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.

    A staircase with the lights lining it making it easier to get up and down
    amazon.com

    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 two styles and two colors).

    10. A leather conditioner for transforming your worn-out shoes, chairs, couches (and really anything leather) back to the way they looked when you first brought them home.

    amazon.com

    The formula is also water-, snow-, and rain-repellant so it'll build a layer of protection for your belongings to last longer.

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this Leather Honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" —David Horning

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    11. A personal password book because, like me, you keep adding a number to the end of your passwords and you've lost count and also lost sleep. Just keep your passwords all in one place and then forget about them like you usually do anyway!

    the book
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    12. A portable dog paw cleaner for when your furry friend decides their favorite activity today is running through the mud! Simply add some water, gently dunk their paw into these super soft bristles, and watch the magic happen!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard lab puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me UP THE WALL. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    13. A set of light-dimming sheets because someone kept looking at their very bright alarm clock and thought, "There's gotta be a way to rid my life of glare!?" And then they invented this thing. Glare be gone!

    a clock with the strip going across the lights of the numbers making them duller and more enjoyable to look at
    amazon.com

    Pack comes with two large light-dimming sheets (cut to fit your needs)!

    Promising review: "What a time to be alive. I was laying awake at night wishing there was something I could do to make my hellish alarm clock less bright. I was really pleasantly surprised when I found out this product existed. I'm SO HAPPY that it does. I seriously don't know where my fiancé bought this alarm clock, but it has four brightness settings and they range from light house search light to surface of the sun. I cut one of these sheets and smoothed it over the display and it's AMAZING. I can still read the clock during the day, but at night it's now just the right brightness so I can see the time, but not burn my retinas when I crack my eyes open in the middle of the night." —Tiffany Marie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A suede and leather brush cleaner for your favorite pair of shoes that just got ruined in the grass or salted snow.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying gray colored shoes once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A set of two vinyl furniture scratch guards so your pets will finally get the message that your really expensive couch is not their really expensive toy.

    A side by side showing a damaged leg of the couch next to the protected side un-touched
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased these because my destructive cats tore up two sofas. I purchased a new sofa and didn't want to go down that road again if I could help it. I have already tried sprays, calming scent diffusers, and double sided tape. None of these worked. I put these on two sofas and so far my cats have left them alone. I have had them on for a couple of months. Of course, you can see them but they have an obvious purpose. They attach by screw in fasteners with a spiral pin. I haven't had any problem with rips from these. They needed tightening a couple times, but that is it." —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in six sizes).

    16. A bottle of Burt's Bees sunburn lotion to soothe the biggest mistake you made all summer — forgetting the SPF!

    a person sunburnt next to a later image of themselves no longer burnt
    amazon.com

    Two words: aloe and coconut! Those are the main two ingredients and with results like these, we have no choice but to stan.

    Promising review: "Best product ever for sunburns! No peeling or itching. Simply amazing! The photos are four days apart." —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    17. 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 who's gonna have to deal with it.

    the product fitting between the stove and the counter closing the gap there
    amazon.com

    A super great plus to this product is that you can trim it easily with scissors to fit your space.

    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 $9.95+ (available two lengths and three colors).

    18. A portable bug bite suction tool that'll reduce the itching and swelling your body is experiencing after a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The suction can be pretty strong so use caution and try a small amount of suction first and work your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95

    19. A pack of liquid ant bait if you have an ant infestation. A) I'm so sorry and B) you might want to buy a few of these!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    You twist off the sealed end and simply place the packet in the ant-infested area and they will be drawn inside by the ingredients. Once inside they can't leave due to its sticky nature.

    Promising review: "Ridiculously effective!!! I first went to the local store and bought RAID Ant Baits. The ants simply walked around the traps and showed ZERO interest. How is RAID still in business, I do not know! I went online and did some research and this Terro Liquid Ant Bait product was getting rave reviews and a lot of positive feedback. I bought some, opened up three of the six packs on Ant Bait, and within MINUTES, yes MINUTES, the ants were literally coming out of the woodwork to get to this stuff. " —Perryo

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.53.

    20. A bottle of earwax removal drops that'll do all the hard work for you. Gone are the days of using five cotton swabs just to get nothing out, even though you know there's still wax in there!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've been having ear hearing clogged issues for a month. My ear would not drain properly and it was frustrating me very much. I bought this product and used it twice and I could ear again. This is by far the best ear cleaning product ever! Highly recommended!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    21. A pack of four toe separators so bunions and overlapping toes won't stop you from wearing your new pair of shoes.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These are absolutely a godsend! It is a great alternative to bunion surgery. My second toe was creeping over my big toe and at times causing spasms. These have made all the difference in the world! I am a very satisfied customer. Worth every penny! They are very comfortable to wear, even with your shoes or sandals on."—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    22. A pair of moisturizing gel heel sleeves made with a gel pad that'll release oils and vitamins as you sleep to help heal cracked skin and dry patches.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising reviews: "I have been having trouble with badly cracked heels and I have tried Vaseline in my socks overnight, but I would get hot and end up taking them off. These provided great breathability all night and in the morning, my cracked heels already looked a million times better. If you are looking for a product that softens your heels and starts working away at those dry, cracked areas immediately, I would recommend these." —Victor Farrell

    Get a box of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors and two styles).

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

    A dirty water bottle next to the same one now clean
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask 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 Hydro Flask 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 Hydro Flask 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 $8.

    Check out more about this product in our deep dive into Bottle Bright tablets.

    24. A bottle of CND Essentials Nail & Cuticle Solaroil to rid your life of broken and peeling nails. With daily application, they'll grow so strong you'll be able to file this purchase under #worthit.

    A side by side of chipped nails next to healthier looking nails
    amazon.com

    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; I 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.

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

    amazon.com

    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 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. I cannot recommend this product more highly! You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $9.23.

    You thanking yourself for solving your problems

    Disney

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