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    28 Products You Probably Didn’t Know Existed That May Improve Your Life

    🎶 "Let me upgrade you" 🎶— Beyoncé (and these products)

    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 ceiling fan metal pull chain with two pulleys, because you've spent the last few years guessing which chain turns on the light and which turns on the fan. Plus, if you're short like me, these are great for extending the chain a bit so you can actually reach them now.

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    Promising review: "Not only can I finally tell which pull chain works which function, but since I added them to the ends of my existing pull chains it's no longer necessary for my ancient 5-foot-1-inch carcass to stand on tiptoe just to reach the blasted pulls. Last time I ended up with a stress fracture in my foot. NOT fun." —La Donna Bucket

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. A brown sugar-softening bear to help maintain the sugar's moisture for up to SIX MONTHS. Just place it in water for 20 minutes and then it's ready for the brown sugar jar!

    the brown sugar bear next to a jar of brown sugar
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    Promising review: "This is the second brown sugar bear I've purchased because they work so well. 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 $4.49.

    3. An AeroGarden for your countertop, because some of us do NOT have a green thumb but still love to cook with fresh herbs. A greenhouse for your kitchen? The future is now and look how yummy it is!

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    Promising review: "I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend's sister-in-law who lamented not having a green thumb. In the two months that the sis-in-law has had the AeroGarden, the growth has been tremendous. I'm constantly in awe when she sends me pix of the new growth." —Mary A. Walls

    Get it from Amazon for $111.03+ (originally $149.95, available in three colors).

    4. A grooming glove to use wet or dry to remove excess hair from your furriest friend in a way they will actually enjoy.

    a series of images showing pet hair on the glove
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    Promising review: "Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn't too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming. This dog grooming glove is the right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away, leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I'm going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!" —DSP

    Get each glove from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in both left-handed and right-handed versions).

    Check out my coworker's review of this hair-removing glove here (#19).

    5. 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
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    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 $12.99.

    6. An eco-friendly menstrual cup if bulky pads and tampons are just not your thing. It's petite yet capable of holding a heavy flow! And it's collapsable, washable, and super easy to remove with the attached loop.

    The menstrual cup
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    The Lily Cup One is made of medical-grade silicone and can stay in for up to 12 hours.

    Get it from Intimina for $24.95.

    7. A bottle of Pura D'or anti-thinning shampoo formulated with nutrient-rich argan oil and biotin to nourish your hair and stimulate your scalp, removing any buildup that may be blocking your pores and helping your strands get strong. Believe me, this stuff is really gonna ~grow~ on you.

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    Promising review: "About two years ago my hair started falling a lot and I became incredibly concerned. I was using expensive Sephora shampoos but it became worse. So I started researching and I learned about this product. Not only did my hair stop falling out but the conditioner made it soft and shiny. I naturally have frizzy and dull hair so it really did wonders to my hair and saved me from going bald. I highly recommend this product. It is a bit pricey but your investment is worth it." —Maryam

    Get a 16-ounce bottle from Amazon for $29.99.

    8. A pair of oversized leaf scoops for your hands so you can clear your yard in record time (and make a plump leaf pile or two to jump in!). These are especially great if the leaves are wet and yucky.

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    Promising review: "These scoops are FANTASTIC. They turned a rather physically daunting chore into a much easier one, not to mention we spend literally less than half of the time that we normally have spent gathering up all these leaves and acorns. We are going to purchase another pair for NEXT season!! Wonderful ingenious tool! A must-have for raking chores!" —JMB

    Get them from Amazon for $34.95.

    9. Or the Bag Butler that'll help you fill a 30- to 42-gallon bag with leaves without bending over or awkwardly holding the bag open with one hand. Just rake them right in!

    a before and after of someone using the bag butler to collect leaves
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    It can also stand upright so you can use those leaf scoops I just mentioned and just plop them right into an upright trash bag.

    Promising review: "I hate raking leaves and I've tried other leaf solutions like the huge plastic taco thing. This one plain works and makes swift work of leaves, even raking alone. I use 39-gallon bags. Make sure to insert the Butler into the bag so the handle cutouts are toward the bag opening. That way you can lift the bag and hold onto the Bag Butler to shake the leaves down once or twice if desired (so you fit more leaves per bag). I find that I can rake to the end of the Bag Butler and shake down twice before raking to the top again and tying the bag." —CenTex

    Get one from Amazon for $34.95.

    10. A fabric shaver to make all of your raggedy sweaters, throw pillows, and furniture look like they just came from the store — all without having to spend tons of $$$ on repairs.

    a before and after of a sweater
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    Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like-new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors and three styles).

    11. An eyeliner stamp, because you've been spending WAY too much time and effort trying to get the perfect wing when this thing exists and will do it for you.

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    This includes two waterproof and smudge-resistant stamps (one for each eye) with an eyeliner pen on the opposite end for any sharp lines or touchups.

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on. This is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds." —Heather Leigh

    Get two stamps from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).

    12. A set of 12 anti-snoring nose vents to open up your nostrils and alleviate the #1 most annoying thing that keeps you (and your partner) up at night — your snoring!

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    There are two different types and each type has four size options!

    Promising review: "My husband is the worst about snoring and keeping me up all dang night. So I did some research and found these! I’m so excited that I bought them because he started snoring and I woke him up and asked him to use one. No noise!!! 10/10 would recommend to everyone." —Martha Jean Thompson Koons

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A set of bedsheet suspenders that'll clip and grip your sheets so they stay secure, because you toss and turn in your sleep, and by the time the sun rises, your bedsheets are halfway on the floor.

    a before and after of the suspenders locking down a bed sheet
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    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get four bands from Amazon for $12.99.

    14. A pack of 200 eyeshadow shield gel patches to help prevent fallout from staining the rest of your makeup look under the eye.

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    Promising review: "These are wonderful, a great deal, and exactly what I’ve been looking for. I wear very expensive, heavily pigmented eye shadows which are impossible to get off my face without remover or washing. Problem solved!" —Amy Cherry

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A silicone adjuster that'll make your ring have a tighter fit the more loops you add. Now you can wear that ring that always slips off and for sure save you a trip to the jeweler.

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    Promising review: "I have skinny fingers with wide knuckles. I cannot take my engagement ring down even a half size — or else it won’t fit over the bone. After purchasing these very comfortable, very durable size adjusters, I had to order another pack! I never want to be without these! The coil adjusters are easy to put on the ring (it might take a minute to get the coil around the ring but you’ll get the hang of it) and the coils don’t come off unless you undo them manually — which is VERY easy to do. It doesn’t damage the ring, either. Thank you so much, whoever patented this! It’s a lifesaver! I also think it’s great because it prevents the back of the ring from getting scratched when you wear it." —Dee

    Get four from Amazon for $5.99 (also available as a set of 18).

    16. 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 sequence of images showing the collection of moths over time
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    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.

    17. 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!

    the dimming sheets in use
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    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 sheets from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A pack of four toe separators so bunions and overlapping toes won't stop you from wearing your new favorite pair of shoes all around town.

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    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).

    19. A genius 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 Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $18.47.

    20. A compact cup holder trash can that'll (as the name suggests) fit perfectly in your cup holder to keep garbage from being throw around your car. You can even fit it in the side pocket of your car door as shown below.

    cupholder trashcan in a car
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    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course it perfectly fits in the cup holder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart-sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" —Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a pack of two).

    21. A pore vacuum (yes a vacuum for your pores?!) to finally get all the dirt, grease, blackheads, and dead skin off your face for good. Dyson is shook!

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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. The set comes with four suction heads: for blackheads, removing dirt/grease, reducing dead skin buildup and fine lines, and tightening your skin. It's also rechargeable.

    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 $25.59+ (also available in pink).

    22. 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! Sooooo satisfying.

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    Promising review: "This works exactly like I imagined! I have used it mainly for my makeup foundation. I've been able to scrape the bottle and get way more out of the bottle." —pettijohnjj

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69+ (available in a pack of two).

    23. A windshield cover to protect your car from the stormy weather so you don't have to scrape ice and snow off your windshield for an hour.

    the windshield cover in use
    Amazon

    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 two sizes).

    24. A silicone freezing tray that'll section off perfectly sized freshly frozen leftovers for the week. You'll be ~soup~er thankful that dinner is one less thing you have to think about.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    25. A set of Schick dermaplaning razors, because they'll shape brows flawlessly (and painlessly!). They're precise and won't irritate your skin like waxing and threading can.

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    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors, which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (or Subscribe and Save for $4.74/month)

    26. 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 bought mine after seeing in a BuzzFeed article. I've been using it for months now and I gotta say, it's great! I fold on a king-sized bed and it works well. It took me a little getting used to, and I was apprehensive that it wouldn't work quite right because my clothes are larger (2X), but it does a great job and has held up to two or three medium/large loads a week. If only there could be something like this for fitted sheets, I'd be set! 🤣" —Liz

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

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

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    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 two from Amazon for $18.95. (available in packs of 1–6).

    28. A bottle of earwax removal drops to do all the hard work for you. Gone are the days of using five Q-tips just to get nothing out, even though you know there's still wax in there!

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    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH...the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." —CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98 (available in a pack of 1–3).

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