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    41 Things That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

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    1. A transparent mouse and memo pad so you'll always have your to-do list ~on hand~ when you're at your desk.

    Model shows the different parts of the memo pad under the transparent mouse pad

    The pad itself is split into three sections: weekly plans, to-do items, and notes, and the top transparent cover for your mouse is non-slip and waterproof.

    Promising review: "What you see is exactly what you get. There are two transparent sheets to keep notes/cards and such separated. Writing on the mat is very comfortable, and I love being able to use it as a mouse pad as well. This is plastic type sheets so you can just wipe them off. Since this mat can be cleaned, I don't see having to ever buy a replacement unless this one becomes torn. Of course, I did end up buying another one because I originally purchased this mat for work and loved it so much I purchased one for home use." —JC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.88 (available in two colors).

    2. Some environmentally friendly ice melt made from pure lava rocks and nothing else! Now you can get batter traction on walkways and driveways *without* causing corrosion like salt and other traditional ice melts can.

    Model pouring the ice melt over snow and ice
    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A doorstop with a built-in security alarm that'll 1) emit a loud, high-pitched sound when door pressure is applied and 2) prevent the door from opening or being pushed in. The alarm is loud enough to wake and alert the homeowner and possibly even neighbors so you can feel extra secure, and the whole device is tiny and portable so you can bring it with you when you travel too.

    The doorstop under a closed door

    Promising review: "These are fantastic and VERY loud. I put one at the front door without telling my wife while she was out. She came in, the door wouldn't open past it, and the alarm went off. Not only did it scare her, but I was napping in the den and it scared the crap out of me too! Fantastic door alarm that no one should be without in my opinion, even if you have an alarm. I travel a lot for work, and having one at the door in the room is extra peace of mind. Inexpensive enough for you to supply for your family, and even friends. Easy to use as well. Keep in mind that if you set it off, you need to pick it up and turn off manually." —Xfiler

    Get it from Amazon for $11.48+ (available in three styles).

    4. A pack of super discreet lobe support patches to give your earlobes a little assistance holding up heavy earrings. The adhesive is totally clear and not noticeable at all, so no one even has to know!


    Promising review: "Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re the culprit of why my right earring hole has ripped slightly. Using these support patches, it’s as if the earrings don’t even exist. I am going to tell all of my friends to get these for their heavy statement earrings!!" —Donthemom50

    Get a box of 60 patches from Amazon for $10.12.

    5. A slim webcam sliding cover that makes it easy to jump from privacy-mode straight into a video call so you can stop taking that old, worn out Post-it Note on and off of the lens every time you have to hop into a meeting. Plus, it's thinner than a credit card, so it won't keep your laptop from closing all the way.


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

    Get three from Amazon for $6.98.

    6. A wine purifier that removes histamines and sulfites (aka HEADACHE INGREDIENTS) from red, white, or sparkling vino. Just swirl it around in your glass before drinking to help alleviate wine-induced headaches and hangovers! And don't worry, it won't change the taste or the color, so even wine connoisseurs can enjoy using it. In fact, it's also a great way to restore opened, oxidized wine to its natural state so you can save the rest of that bottle you thought was gonna go to waste.

    People mixing the wine purifying sticks into three different types of wine

    Promising review: "OMG!!!! This works. I love wine, but have terrible allergies to the histamines, sulfites, and preservatives in wine. I actually use one wand for two glasses of wine. I was very skeptical, but it works like a dream! Thank you PureWine. This is really a breakthrough for me." —Penny Froh

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in larger packs).

    7. Some reusable silicone cotton swabs so you can say good riddance to wasteful single-use ones. This pack includes six different tips designed for all your various swabby needs, and even comes with a handy, portable folding case with a mirror and cleaning brush so you can easily take them on the go.

    Promising review: "This is the year of less waste, and this is a great way I will be trying. When I forget to take off mascara at night, I use swabs to remove it from under my eyes in the morning. I also use swabs to clean my outer ears. This works great for replacing both! I love that it comes in a little case, since I hate packing swabs when I travel so they don't get dirty. They're super easy to clean and very durable. I love this idea!" —Lighthouse

    Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $11.95.

    8. A Vicks portable nose inhaler to keep you breathin' easy on the go, because trying to get through your busy day with a clogged nose is no fun at all! Just inhale the refreshing vapors through each nostril as often as needed, and enjoy the ability to breathe through your nose — something we only realize we take for granted once it's all plugged up.

    The portable nose inhalers in their packaging

    Promising review: "My nose is often stuffy, so I make sure to always have a Vicks inhaler around. They are a medication-free, mess-free and portable way of getting fast relief." —Mostly Maven

    Get two from Amazon for $9.94.

    9. A set of Bond Touch bracelets to help you and loved ones stay connected even when you're far apart. When you touch your bracelet, no matter where they are, they'll feel a vibration on their's to let them know you're thinking about them <3

    Two people holding hands and wearing the bracelets

    Promising review: "This is an excellent gift for someone who you may be experiencing long distance with: a significant other, for a child who just went to college, etc. No matter how far they are from you, as long as their Bluetooth device is nearby, you’ll be able to send them a pulse letting them know you are thinking about them without them having to pick up the phone and read a text. What a great idea!" —Jennifer Thompson

    Get them from Amazon for $108+ (available in three colors).

    10. A leak-proof pet water bottle that makes it easy to keep your pooch hydrated on walks or long drives. The top even seals shut so you can throw it in your bag without worrying about spills.

    A little dog drinking from the water bottle

    Promising review: "My little guy loves this thing. I love how easy it is to use and easy to carry. I have an extra small dog so the small size is more than plenty for him. I love that the unused water can go back in the bottle without spilling everywhere." —Marie Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $15.96+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    11. A portable, cordless electric razor that's the perfect compact option to travel with. You can use it on both wet *and* dry skin, and the blades are specially designed to capture hair at all angles while preventing cuts and avoiding skin irritation.

    Reviewer holding the small, portable, cordless electric razor

    Promising review: "I love this thing so much! If you are in a rush or if you don’t want to shave your armpits or the hair on your armpits is too short to shave, this thing is perfect. I wear tank tops to work every day so I always make sure that my underarms are shaved and this has saved me so much razor burn. You can also use it on your bikini line, legs, and your arms! It’s super easy to clean, too, and I have taken it on multiple airplanes. Extremely happy with this purchase, I actually just got my coworker the same one!" —Kasey Mogavero

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A portable ionic hairbrush to fight frizz to help you achieve shiny hair while reducing breakage. It even produces micro-vibrations that can help stimulate blood flow to the scalp and promote hair growth. Plus, it just feels really good!

    The Grommet

    For the best results, use on damp hair!

    Get it from The Grommet for $34.95.

    13. A super cool faux book display that's secretly hollow so you can use it to hide ugly cords and cables that don't really fit with the aesthetic of your space.

    Four photos which show how from the front, the display looks like a stack of books but from the back it&#x27;s actually empty

    Covogoods is a Utah-based, woman-founded small business that specializes in storage solutions crafted from up-cycled books.

    Not every display will have the exact books shown above but if you want to check out the titles ahead of time, select '"YES, preview books" when checking out and enable Amazon notifications so the seller can send you a pic!

    Promising review: "This is perfect for hiding our router and accessories in our bookcase. Love it!" —supergirl

    Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29.

    14. A cruelty-free Glossier eyebrow gel to help thicken eyebrows and keep them in place without getting all stiff and flaky.


    Promising review: "I’ve always wanted something mild to enhance my brows as my hair is dirty blond and my eyebrows are thin/light. This product is PERFECT! I used the blond color and it is the perfect shade for everyday use along with wearing it to go out. Extremely happy with this purchase!" —Kim

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four colors).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of the Glossier brow gel.

    15. A portable paw washer that'll help you keep your pup from tracking mud and snow all around your home after walks and potty time. The inside bristles are super soft, so your pooch won't mind the lil' paw massage, and the whole thing is easily portable so you can bring it to the dog park to keep your car from getting trashed on the way home.

    A dog dipping their visibly dirty paws into the paw washer and showing how clean they are after

    Promising review: "Honestly so happy I bought this. My husband would get frustrated trying to clean the dogs' paws off when the yard gets muddy and I would end up cleaning mud off of our furniture. This is so much easier and even our finicky dogs allow us to use it with virtually no struggle. Easy to empty and refill, feels sturdy." —Jessica A Suggs

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    16. And some waterproof dog shoes to protect your puppers from cutting or irritating their paws on salt, ice, and snow. The shoes expand to fit their specific paw size and have two adjustable and reflective straps to ensure a tight fit.,

    Promising review: "I was so skeptical that my dog would actually wear these, but I put them on and immediately took him out to play fetch. Once he realized that he could run and jump with them on, he was sold. It snowed a few days later and we put them on again and ended up walking six miles without any sore or red spots on his feet after. I did make it a point to not laugh at him and only put them on for fun stuff. He’s getting to the point where he knows they mean fun and will even give me his paws so I can put them on. You have to make sure that you tighten them enough, but once they are on, they should stay. I will be ordering another pair if these get run through." —emiliey

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in seven sizes and four colors).

    17. An amazingly effective, fume-free oven cleaner that'll tear through years and years of baked-on crud so all you have to do is easily wipe it clean.

    Before and after photo of a visibly dirty oven that looks perfectly clean after using the cleaner

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

    Get it from Amazon for $7.02.

    18. An Ecotools makeup-removing shampoo to make your dirty brushes, applicators, and sponges look like the day they were just born instead of being covered in a bunch of leftover residue you'd rather not rub all over your face.

    The visibly dark and dirty makeup sponge before using the shampoo and the same sponge visibly cleaner and its original color

    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 $4.99.

    19. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner that'll help you get rid of that odor problem happening near the sink. You've tried using vinegar solutions, attempted to clear it by hand, and even considered replacing the whole dang thing, but have you tried these?? Get ready for your problem to be fixed with very little effort required on your part! This stuff will bubble and fizz through the odor-causing grime while you just stand back and wish you'd gotten it sooner., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the first time that I used these, and I am impressed. To use them, you run very hot water from your tap into the disposer. Then you add the cleaner pack to the disposer while the water is turned down to a trickle, and turn the disposer on. I initially thought you tore the paper and poured the cleaner in the disposer, but you add the pack as is — the paper gets dissolved as the disposer is run. There is a scrubbing bubbles type of foam that appears, and once it stops foaming, your disposal is clean. It took two of these to really clean the disposer (it hadn't been cleaned in some time), and they did a fantastic job. Glisten will now be part of our regular kitchen cleaning routine." —Wyrmwood

    Get it from Amazon for $4.10+ (available in larger packs).

    20. A jar of Aztec Secret clay mask to give those pores a *deep* cleansing, help clear breakouts, accelerate healing, and nourish your skin so it feels nice and refreshed.

    A before and after photo showing how the mask can reduce acne

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. I have sensitive skin and stuff like this usually breaks me out, but this magic powder mixed with apple cider vinegar left me feeling smooth like butter. It dragged up so much dirt from my face. I use it for spot treatments daily (fewer and further between as the days go by), and once a week I use it as an all-over mask. And it's a whole pound. It feels really good when it dries and you move your face for the first time. Your face will be red for a little bit afterwards, but that goes away." —MamaBear

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    And check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing clay mask here.

    21. An innovative knit weighted blanket that's weighted naturally due to its chunky knit, unlike other weighted blankets that use artificial filling. This is much more stylish looking than the other options and is beyond snuggly!

    mybearaby / Via, Bearaby

    I have one of these and it's my favorite thing to unwind with at the end of the day. I have an anxiety disorder and can often find myself feeling really worked up and typically have physical symptoms like feeling restless. The weight of this blanket helps me to soothe my body and loosen up a bit.

    Promising review: "This blanket is great. The material is soft and comfortable. The weight is perfect. What I love the most is that there are no beads used for the weight. I had a previous weighted blanket that the beads came loose after just a few weeks making the blanket useless. This blanket makes you feel like you are wrapped in a soft hug. I sleep so much better and do not wake up as often. I highly recommend this blanket." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Bearaby for $249 (available in 15, 20, or 25 pounds and eight colors).

    22. A creamy deep conditioner for anyone with 3a–4c hair looking for something that'll moisturize, add shine and smoothness, and leave curls feeling soft as a cloud!

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Bread Beauty Supply is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by Maeva Heim in 2020.

    Promising review: "LOVE this product! My hair is very dry and frizzy but this product made my hair so much more manageable and soft. I will definitely be getting more once I’m out!" —Nivedhitha

    Get it from Sephora or Bread Beauty Supply for $28.

    23. A Grace Eleyae satin-lined cap that just looks like a stylish and cozy hat until you realize it has a special satin interior that'll actually protect natural hair instead of damaging it. Its signature elastic band helps it stay on your head at night to help eliminate bedhead and fight frizz, plus it's fashionable enough to wear out!

    Grace Eleyae

    The satin helps retain moisture and reduce breakage-causing friction, and can even help distribute the natural oils in your hair. The brand, Grace Eleyae, is a Black woman-owned business that specializes in accessories that are both protective and stylish! Check out more Grace Eleyae caps here.

    Promising review: "I love wearing my slap caps! I purchased a few of them in different colors. I enjoy matching them with various outfits of the same colors. They are very comfortable on my head inside and out. They fit just right. I have enough room all around. They are not tight, nor too large. I wear them outdoors and at bedtime. They were great purchases. I am glad I brought them!" —Merlene J.

    Get it from Grace Eleyae for $24.

    24. A fast-acting spot-removing spray that works so well, you won't have to go into a panic every time you have a destructive-looking spill. No rinsing or vacuuming necessary, just spray and blot, and it'll come right out!

    Promising review: "It’s a miracle in a bottle. My German shepherd mix decided to pull a black fountain pen out of my purse and chew it to pieces on my beige carpet while I was sleeping — this cleaner lifted the stain and now it’s like the devastation my dog caused never happened! As soon as I saw it lifting the ink, I got back on Amazon and bought more bottles. I will never let myself run out of this. I’ve become that weird lady who goes around singing the praises of a cleaning product. No regrets." —L. Logan

    Get a 32-ounce bottle from Amazon for $19.40.

    25. A bottle of Thayers witch hazel toner to tone and hydrate your skin with fresh-smelling rosewater, organic witch hazel extract, and soothing aloe vera. It can help keep acne under control while reducing redness and inflammation — but be sure to do a patch test before applying it to your entire face just to be on the safe side.

    AnaMaria Glavan/BuzzFeed

    Here's what AnaMaria, an editor here at BuzzFeed, has to say about it: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

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

    And check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of Thayer's alcohol-free original witch hazel toner here. Also, if you've got peeling or flaking skin that you can't rid of, check out these underrated products for dry skin that actually work.

    26. A dip clip that attaches right to your car's air vent so you can easily squeeze a meal in on the road without spilling sauce all over the inside of your cup holder.

    Reviewer dunking a nugget into some sauce in the sauce holder

    They'll fit onto horizontal or vertical air vents *and* can hold sauce packs from all popular fast food chains!

    Promising review: "I love this in my car! It stays in place and lets me do all the dipping I want while I drive without making a mess." —krystie

    Get two from Amazon for $10.90+ (available in four colors and in packs).

    27. Some nail and cuticle oil made from jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E that'll help soften cuticles and strengthen nails when used daily.

    Visibly rough nails before using the oil and the same nails looking smooth after using the oil

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month while I was religiously applying it two-three times a day in February. I was really seeing great improvements, so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in three sizes).

    28. A bottle of plant-powered vitamin C serum that's here to make your skin look radiant as ever! It can help lighten dark spots, fight off wrinkles, prevent UV damage, and increase skin firmness and elasticity without resorting to harsh chemicals or synthetic colors.

    A before and after photo of a reviewer&#x27;s skin with dark visibly lightened after using the serum

    Promising review: "I love love love this product! I’m nearing 30 and needed a good skin care regimen, as I’ve NEVER had one. I can’t believe my results! Not only has it taken away all dullness, it has reversed some sun damage! My before and after pictures are taken WITHOUT filters in the same lighting/same area of my bathroom. I’m highly satisfied!" —Heather C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    29. A super cool floating bedside table so you can stop lining your bedroom floor with half-empty mugs just waiting to be knocked over. It takes up less space than a regular night stand, and easily attaches to your bed frame so you can keep your essentials within reach at all times.

    BedShelfie / Etsy

    BedShelfie is a POC-owned small business that focuses on space-saving minimalist nightstands.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four sizes) or from BedShelfie on Etsy for $35.99 (more sizes and colors available here).

    30. A bidet toilet attachment because the time has come to ~bidet~ sincere farewell to fully relying on toilet paper. This attachment is easy to install (no plumber needed!), will help you cut down your TP usage, and will make you feel so much cleaner and refreshed after going #2.,

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical about transitioning to this type of bum cleaning, but now I don't know what took me so long. It just wasn't on my radar until COVID-19 and the toilet paper rush made me start wondering what I would do without TP. Now that TP is back on the shelves, I am staying with my TUSHY! It is a great product. Easy to install. Very cost effective. Regular water temp is not an issue at all. I was worried about cold water, but no problems. I used to be one of those people who thought this was just weird, but not anymore. Use the TUSHY then pat dry. Wash your pat cloths with the laundry." —Charles

    Get it from Tushy on Amazon for $79+ (available in five colors).

    31. An amazing Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that includes a cleaner and tools to make scraping the crust and grime off of your glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic stovetop *much* easier and less frustrating — especially if you're trying to remove gunk that's been stuck on there since before you even moved in.

    Promising review: "This is GREAT stuff! My water is really hard so if anything gets near water, it creates a deposit. Of course it's worse when the water is hot, which increases the evaporation. The first use took care of most of it and I used it again in a week (without spilling anything on it) and the deposits are almost gone. It looks almost like it did when it was new. It comes with a scrubber sponge with an ergonomic handle, scraper, and light abrasive liquid cleaner, and only takes a few seconds. I'm really happy with the product and and definitely going to keep using it." —NP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    32. A sleek rotating rack so you can hang a bunch of towels in one place instead of letting them pile up on the floor.

    the rotating hanging rack towel bar mounted on a bathroom wall with linen towels hanging from several of its bars
    Holistic Habitat

    Heads up! You will have to buy your own screws to mount this towel rack.

    Holistic Habitat is a woman-owned small business dedicated to all your home decor needs! They also donate 5-15% of profits to social causes and education initiatives in the US.

    Promising review: "It was an easy setup for my partner, and it looks great in our 1950's sea foam green ceramic bathroom. Highly recommend if you need extra towel hanging space." —Mo

    Get it from Holistic Habitat for $109 (or four payments of $27.25 with AfterPay).

    33. A pair of Jaybird wireless headphones that are waterproof and sweat-proof, making them ideal for workouts. They even come with a convenient charging case so you can charge on the go!

    Earpiece wireless buds with carrying case

    Charge these up for two hours and get six hours of play *or* a quick five-minute charge will keep you going for an hour. Which is as long as I can stand working out anyway.

    Promising review: "I really liked these headphones. They came with three sizes to find the best fit. They are by far more comfortable than alternatives. What I really like is the equalizer that you can adjust in the Jaybird app. They stay charged quite a while and the charging case is small." —Liz

    Get it from Backcountry for $179.99.

    34. A set of decorative hinges perfect for turning even the most boring garage door into something much more charming — without breaking the bank. Plus, they're magnetic so you won't even have to bust out the drill to get them installed and looking fab.

    A plain garage door and then the same garage door with decorative hinges and windows

    Promising review: "The only thing I don’t like is that kids think they are real and walk up and try to hang on the handles, which obviously just come right off. I have to admit it’s hysterical, it does teach the kids to quit messing around with things they shouldn’t because they think they break them... it’s downright comical. Other than that, you would never know they are magnetic. They stay on, you can pull them off easily to wash the doors and then just put right back on. Heavy rains and they didn’t come off. It’s -20 degrees outside now, and they're still stuck on with no problems. I got three sets — one double door and one single door, looks perfect." —Rummy3

    Get it from Amazon for $11.68+ (available in five styles/combos).

    35. A tube of Grip Clean that's perfect for anyone who works with their hands all day long and needs something a little more heavy-duty than regular soap. It's tough on grease, oil, ink, odors, and more — without relying on harsh chemicals. This stuff is made from only natural ingredients like coconut and olive oils, so even those with sensitive skin can use it regularly without winding up with dry, cracked, or irritated hands.

    A photo of really dirty hands and then the same hands looking much cleaner after using the Grip Clean

    Promising review: "I work for the railroad and I am always getting my hands dirty! I could never seem to find anything that worked. Also, I live in Utah so when it starts getting cold my hands dry out. Well, with Grip Clean that doesn’t happen! I have my coworkers coming to my locker asking to get some soap since the soap we have at doesn't work as well as Grip Clean!" —Nick

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    36. An exfoliating lip brush to banish flaking skin from your lips and help make them smooth, soft, and full so you can perfect your pout.

    A model holding up three lip brushes

    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical about this product but my desperation to regain my soft lips made me click the buy button. My lips were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried-and-true expensive-as-heck lip moisturizer I use couldn't help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I was able to see results in just a couple days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. And it was so easy to clean the brush afterwards. Where has this thing been all my life? I don't think I can live without it now." —Double-J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    37. A super compact Bluetooth-enabled treadmill for anyone who doesn't have the floor space for a permanent treadmill. The handrail folds down so you can just slide it under your couch or bed when you're done! Now you wont have to clutter up your tiny apartment *or* brave the cold weather to get a run in.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Treadly

    Promising review: "The versatile treadmill is super lightweight and simple but it still keeps track of your speed, steps, time, and distance. The aluminum-reinforced hydraulic handrail allows you to start, stop, pause, and increase or decrease speed just like any other model. While the standard Treadly is controlled with a remote, the Treadly 2 works with an IOS app where you can set daily or monthly goals, join live groups, or compete against friends. I just got the Treadly 2 which has been massively helpful during quarantine. My mom was the only one home when it was delivered and despite being only 5' tall (she'll tell you she's 5'2"), she managed to get it into the house and up a full flight of stairs because she's just that stubborn. (She does now admit it's a two-person job, however.) Setup is a breeze as it's literally already put together — all you have to do it plug it in. The controls are easy to use and once you pair it with your smartphone, the app instantly recognizes whenever you turn the treadmill on. Beth (aka my mom) has an Apple watch so she used the activity tracker on there to see if the distance and calories matched up between Apple's tech and Treadly's tech and they did so she gives that a thumbs up. After walking on it for a few weeks (roughly an hour per night, four nights a week), her favorite things are: The switch functionality (great for interval training), how stable it feels both on carpet and laminate or hardwood (she tried both), and overall ease of use ("it feels like you're walking on an airport people mover!"). Her only advice for Treadly — if you're listening — is to add a cupholder accessory LOL." —Chelsea Stuart, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Treadly for $749+ (originally $849+; available in Basic and Plus models).

    38. A pop-up collapsible tent that folds down so small, you can just sling it over your shoulder! When you're ready to use it, just pull on the cords and the tent will pop right up with *no assembly required*! It works on any surface — including grass and sand — and has a built-in zippered door in case you want a lil' privacy. Reviewers say it really holds up in wind too.

    Outdoor Master

    Promising review: "We should have gotten this years ago! With kids playing soccer and baseball, I used to have to find spots to hide in the shade in order not to get sunburn every Saturday. With this easy-to-set-up tent, I can enjoy time outdoor watching the kids. We used this at the beach and it was a breeze to set up!" —GW

    Get it from Outdoor Master for $79.99 (originally $99.99).

    39. A self-defense keychain made from solid aluminum that's tough enough to break windows and help you feel more secure when walking home at night or hopping on the train.

    Reviewer shows the self defense keychain with their other keys

    Promising review "I have the black one on my key chain and gave the rest away to friends. The metal is very light but it feels sturdy in you hand. I haven't had a reason to use it on a person (thankfully) but I've used it to stab holes through things like cardboard and it stays firmly in your hand even when it meets resistance." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    40. Or a Lucite self-defense ring that just looks like a sleek and stylish piece of jewelry until you tilt it sideways and it becomes a sharp, pointed way to protect yourself — although hopefully you'll never need it.

    Model wearing the ring
    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $40 (available in five sizes and four colors).

    41. And finally, an upholstered storage bench no one will know is secretly extra storage for blankets, toys, and anything else you don't want cluttering up your living room.

    The upholstered bench with a tufted top with one half of it lifted up, showing how it opens to reveal storage inside in a beige color with wood feet.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this bench! It's sturdy enough to sit on when guests come over and has great storage. This is the perfect piece for our home!" —Bethany

    Get it from AllModern for $269.

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