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    43 Products That Work So Darn Well, You Just Might Shed A Happy Tear

    Just some tried and true products with a heck of a lot of glowing reviews so you can order with confidence.

    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 pet hair remover to help anyone who can never seem to get all of their pet's fur off of their clothes and furniture. This thing has over 54,000 5-star reviews for a reason! Just roll it over your fuzz-covered item of choice, and watch it lift the fur RIGHT OFF.

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    Promising review: "Chom Chom, you da real MVP. I've had it in my possession for like two hours and I've cleaned everything. The couch, the blinds, the cat tree pad, the chair, I'm obsessed. I feel like this thing should win an award for being so awesome. I feel like it should be in raffle baskets and giveaways and silent auctions for every event that highlights "things cat people need." It's better than those sticky rollers, it's better than the one-directional velvet wand thing that I always use the wrong way and make a mess, it's the best. I don't have any before pictures because as soon as I started rolling stuff I went crazy." —Meowser

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    2. A bottle of natural nail and cuticle repair oil that helps soften cuticles and strengthen nails when used daily.

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    Promising review: "After my acrylics came off during quarantine, I wanted to make my natural nails stronger as they had had acrylics on them constantly for the better part of two years. I searched around Amazon and gave this product a try. I'm glad I did. I started using it twice a day, once in the morning and once towards the end of my work day. I'm down to once every few days now and my nails are much stronger after the past two months. I'll continue to use it until I can get back to the salon." —Alice B.

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

    3. An easy-to-use jewelry-cleaning pen – it makes jewels sparkle and shine so they look good as new.

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    Promising review: "If I could give this 10 stars I would! I'm 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 had 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 $2.99.

    BuzzFeed Editor Heather Braga has this and loves it! Check out her full review to learn more.

    4. A trending Bio-Oil that uses vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender to soothe cracked and dry skin, fade new *and* old scars, and moisturize without clogging up your pores. Reviewers who have been washing their hands a lot and ending up with painful dry skin say this really helps!

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    Promising review:: "FWIW re: scars, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I'd stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night." —Emma Lord

    "I bought this for my scars but because of the current COVID-19 crisis I have been washing my hands so much that they are painfully dry. Hand cream hasn't helped enough so I decided to use the Bio-Oil on them and even after the first application they felt SO much better! I'm glad I bought the big bottle!" —L. Strand

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92 (available in three sizes and styles).

    5. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit – it'll make it easy peasy to remove the years worth of crud stuck to your stove top that you've been staring at, hoping it'll magically disappear one day. Cue the grateful reviewers who thought they'd never be able to get their stove totally clean.

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    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped it down with random multi cleaners that never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said, it will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off — 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish it off." —B. Swartwood

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    6. Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Protein Treatment that uses ceramides and collagen to magically bring your damaged hair back to life with all the body and silky softness you could possibly dream of! Even skeptical reviewers were amazed at how well it works.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I saw this as a beauty recommendation on BuzzFeed as a dupe for Opalex (which I had tried and wasn't blown away by) so I thought I would give it a try — and I'm so thankful I did! My bleached and heat-damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle, but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it. I wish it came in a larger size bottle so I didn't have to reorder so quickly." —Carly S. Whitson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    BuzzFeed Editor Bek O' Connell has this and loves it! Check out her full review (#1) for more deets!

    7. A flexible universal tablet stand to hold up your tablet so you can keep your hands free! It's designed so you can use it while sitting, lying down, or even on uneven surfaces. Plus, the legs fold for easy storage. Reviewers love how easily it can be adjusted to different positions while still being remarkably stable.

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    BTW — Tablift is a small business created by Scott Blevins after he had trouble finding a tablet stand for his bed. This is compatible with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and most other tablets (but you may have to remove the case in some cases).

    Promising review: "My mini iPad fits perfectly, both vertically and horizontally. (I need to remove my case first, but that is not a big deal.) What a pleasure to NOT have to hold it in my hands or lean it awkwardly against an object at eye level, especially for long Zoom calls. This is definitely my most worthwhile purchase of the year!" —Robin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 or from The Grommet for $39.95.

    8. A pet hair removing glove that 1) you'll love because it easily picks up a whole bunch of hair that otherwise would've been scattered all around your home, and 2) your animal friend will love once they realize that every time you put it on, it means a luxurious petting session is about to begin. If pets could leave reviews for this, they'd be five-stars.

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    "I recently bought this after seeing it in many a BuzzFeed post (thanks, shopping colleagues!) and it is so worth it. My cats shed like it is their freaking job and I just can't keep up with it. One of them loves their regular brush but I have to empty it every two seconds and the other is terrified at just the sight of it. With this, I can just pretend I'm going in for a normal ol' petting session and they enjoy it!" —Chelsea Stuart

    Another promising review: "This glove is perfect for our one kitty who hates to be brushed. Our family recently added kitty number three, a big beautiful long-haired Maine Coon who despises being brushed or bathed. It was such a struggle as fine cat hair started taking over our life. Honestly, I did not think this grooming glove would work, but let me just say it is wonderful. Our kitty Nicki just loves the feeling it gives him, and we love the astounding amount of kitty his hair that is now in the glove and not on every surface in our home. Thank you wonderful seller. We LOVE this glove." —Colleen5991

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can stop overpaying for your fave daily beverage. This awesome device features an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks!

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    Just add up to 6 tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.81+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review to learn more about why we love it.

    10. A TubShroom to keep your drain clog-free so you can finally stop showering in standing water.

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    Promising review: "I held off reviewing this to see how it worked over the course of a month or so. My first though is, 'how are my husband and I not bald?'. Seriously, I empty this thing every other day (see nastily graphic photo below) and it is always completely gunked up with hair and goo of all types. I was impressed by the sheer amount of hair and other stuff this thing captured. Yes, cleanup is disgusting. Pull it out with a paper towel and clean it off with another one. It's flexible, so the gunk come off easily." —LT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.66+ (available in six colors).

    11. A borderline magical Muslin Comfort blanket that's ultra breathable and temperature regulating so you can snuggle up without waking up at 3 a.m. in a pool of your own sweat. Plus, it's oversized, so you and your blanket-hogging partner (or dog) can stop fighting each other for coverage every dang night.

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    Muslin Comfort

    Muslin Comfort is a woman-owned small business based in California that was born after owner Shyla realized she couldn't find an adult-sized blanket made from the same breathable muslin as her son's baby blanket. Now you — an adult — can quite literally sleep like a baby!

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh... I love this blanket so much. It is exactly what I was looking to add to our bed. My partner and I are warm sleepers, so a duvet cover always felt like too much. This is the perfect weight for all seasons, and we can easily add an extra blanket for winter months. I'm so happy with how it feels, looks, and lays on the bed. Amazing product." —Margaret E.

    Get this blanket from Muslin Comfort for $169.99+ (available in four sizes and colors).

    12. A brilliantly discreet three-outlet power strip that'll blend in with the wall while organizing and hiding ugly tangled cables that make spaces look cluttered. Reviewers also love how it helps you access outlets blocked by furniture so you don't have to drag the couch out every time you wanna charge your laptop. Just attach it like a regular plug — no tools required!

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    Promising review: "Did y’all know they made these?!? Okay, I was moving some furniture around in the guest room and my beautiful bride just wasn’t happy with how far the dresser stood out from the wall because of the TV plug. She said there has to be some way to fix that in this day and time. Know what? She was right! I did some searching on the old internet and found these. I put it on the outlet behind the dresser and shoved it into place. Just so y’all know, the wall plug is indeed flat and it’s designed to cover the whole plug when you use it. Please don’t ask me how thin or thick it is, cause I already put it behind the dresser and I dang shore ain’t about to pull it out to measure it for someone’s question. Just know that it’s flatter’n a bug in a windscreen and works great!" —James P.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in three sizes and with or without surge).

    13. An extra strong dog poop bag revered by environmentally conscious pet owners who want something leak-proof that blocks odors, protects hands, is big enough for even the largest pups and poops, *and* is made of recycled materials.

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    They also offer an unscented version if you're sensitive to fragrances!

    Promising review: "Is it possible to love a dog poop bag? Heck yeah! I'm a veterinarian and I have tried many brands of bags over the years but since I discovered the Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags I use no other. I use the scented bags because on long walks it kind of disguises the smell of the feces (except those that are really potent), so you don't smell like feces to any passerby. I usually prefer unscented things because I have a sensitive nose and for those inclined, Earth Rated does offer nonscented bags. The Earth Rated bags are also a bit longer than a few other brands though most are similar length. However, the bags are definitely heavier than many other brands and also have way better-sealed seams as well as high-quality separation perforations. The central cylinder glides easily in every brand of bag holder I have. Lastly, a small but important detail... you know that small piece of tape that holds a new roll together? Most brands use a tape that when you pull it off it puts a hole in the opposing part of the bag if you don't very carefully remove it. A hole at the top of a bag is no big deal but further down can lead to leakage. The Earth Rated tape comes off real nice and my first bag isn't destroyed. Overall a very strong, well-made bag that has never let me down. It can hold any load big or small, firm or loose and will not leak or tear." —Jaxdoc

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79+ (available in two sizes, and in lavender scent or unscented).

    14. A heated shiatsu-massage pillow that's inspired a whole lot of five-star ratings from supremely relaxed reviewers that enjoy its deep kneading massage nodes that feel incredible whether you wanna use it on your neck, lower and upper back, abdomen, calf, or thigh areas. Did I mention it also has a heater that can be turned on or off? Prepare to be pampered.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for a massaging product to help with my lower back pain. I discovered the Zyllion pillow massager and thought it was a very reasonable price so I ordered it. The Shiatsu balls rotating on my lower back in combination with the heating feature (which can be turned off) really provided the relief I was looking for. I use it every morning while watching the news and it relieves the tightness in my back so I can get the day started. I would recommend this product to anyone." —D. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in three colors).

    15. A cleaning K-Cup you can pop into your Keurig just like you're making a normal cup of coffee. Then all you have to do is brew one large cycle with the cleaner pod, and one or more with just water (depending on how dirty your machine is), and you're done! Reviewers are overjoyed by how easy it is, and are relieved that they no longer have to wonder what gross bacteria is hiding out in their morning bean juice.

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    Promising review: "Our coffee can start to taste funky after several uses. We run this through once, then two times with just water. Works great and coffee goes back to tasting like normal! It clears out any build up that can affect the taste of your coffee. It is super easy and just as quick as making a cup of coffee." —Colorado Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. A handheld, battery-operated milk (or dairy alternative) frother that'll make your homemade beverages taste like you paid way more for them at that fancy cafe down the street. Reviewers love the froth, obvi, but they also really like how quick and easy it is to use and clean while giving them barista-approved results. You can even use it for whisking matcha!

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    In 20 seconds, this handy frother will turn a small pour of milk (including nut and plant-based milk) into a rich, fluffy foam for coffeeshop quality drinks. Use it to make lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, flat whites, and to whisk matcha. It also works to blend powdered drinks that don't want to dissolve. And, there's virtually no cleanup, just run it under water and give it a gentle pulse. Plus, it comes with a convenient metal stand for easy storage!

    Promising review: "LOVE IT!! This has upped my coffee game. I heat my milk and creamer for about 30 seconds then froth for about 10–15 seconds. It’s delicious and I feel so fancy! I just run the frother under running water and then spin it for a second and it dries itself. I like that it’s battery operated because I have too many cords on my counter already. Also, it looks nice sitting out with my coffee supplies. The company sent me an email saying there’s a lifetime warranty so you can’t beat that. Oh, and it blends my protein powder easily and so there are no more clumps of powder at the bottom. Game-changer!" –Mel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in 30 colors).

    17. A sturdy laptop riser to bring your comp to a more comfortable height so you can stop destroying your posture and dealing with back pain after long days in front of the screen.

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    Promising review: "I was looking for a simple and affordable stand for my work laptop. My goal were to: (1) raise the built-in camera to eye-level, (2) raise the screen to a more comfortable viewing position, and (3) lift the laptop off my desktop to create usable space underneath for other items. All three objectives were met. Its design is simple, functional, solid, and elegant. The pads on the arms keep my computer from slipping or sliding. I especially like that it is open underneath to allow the CPU fan on my laptop to work effortlessly. If any of this resonates with you, buy this stand." —dallen r

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    18. A Revlon hot air brush that'll simplify your routine using special vents that allow air to flow, so hair dries faster without damaging. It's much quicker and easier than using a dryer, flat iron, or curling iron, and the results will make you feel like you just came from the salon!

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    Promising review: "Just wow! I was skeptical at first. I wish I would have bought this sooner! After showering I get all the moisture I can out of my hair. And leave it to kind of air dry while I’m getting ready, having coffee, or whatever I’m doing that morning. It takes me about seven minutes to dry my hair if that! I have very thick naturally curly hair. It’s is a fabulous tool to have in your arsenal! May be the only one I have to use. No flat iron needed as of yet! Would buy again in a heartbeat!" —D.K

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in four colors).

    19. A conveniently-sized handheld knife sharpener so you can stop struggling to get your dull blades to be the faithful collaborators they once were.

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    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

    Get it from Amazon for $9.93.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

    20. An odor-eliminating spray that'll help easily take care of tough stains and deep odors left behind by pets or other organic spills. Reviewers rave about how easily and effectively this stuff works on everything from urine to even grosser accidents we'd... rather not think about.

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    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pods, I saturate the area with Rocco & Roxie's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Not convinced? Check out one BuzzFeeder's in-depth review of Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator for even more info about how well this stuff works.

    21. A set satin pillowcases adored by reviewers who hate waking up with frizzy, damaged, and tangled hair, especially after showering at night. These pillowcases create less friction to help reduce hair breakage *and* they don't absorb moisture so you can start your morning with frizz- and tangle-free shiny locks! They also help avoid wrinkle-causing sleep lines on your skin and eyelash creases while being amazingly comfy!

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    Promising review: "Couldn't afford silk so ordered these. I love them. I've heard that sleeping on cotton is like rubbing your face on steel wool all night since that's how delicate the skin there is. All I know is I shower and style my hair at night and after sleeping on these, my hair looked freshly blown dry the next morning. I'm not exaggerating, hair looked the exact same in morning as it did after I styled it the night before. So, if this material is that nurturing to my hair I can only imagine how my face is loving it. I'm hooked and will be buying more colors." —BinaryCode

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 24 colors and four sizes).

    22. Some felt pads you can put under furniture to keep your floors from getting all scratched up — especially if you have a landlord who would just LOVE to find a reason to keep your security deposit.

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    Promising review: "Just got a new house with all new wood floors. Every piece of furniture needed felt 'feet.' I found this package on Amazon and hoped it would do the trick for all of my furniture. When I received it (quickly no less) I thought it was too small of a package to get the job done, but once I started with the dining room table and six chairs I realized there was plenty in the package to add a dot to every bit of furniture I needed to 'shoe.' It was easy to adhere and now everything scoots like a dream." —Robyn Restel

    Get a box of 133 pads from Amazon for $11.91.

    23. A phone holder so you can keep both hands on the wheel and still be able to see the GPS. This one works with most smartphones, lets you adjust the angle, and makes it super easy to get your phone in and out. Reviewers like this one way more than the magnetic ones that tend to not hold heavier phones securely, don't fit as nicely in car vents, and make it harder to position toward the driver.

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    Just attach it to any horizontal vents, and you're ready to go!

    Promising review: "Am happy to say it holds the iPhone 6s inside an OtterBox cover, even though the OtterBox’s thickness exceeds the two bottom feet of this holder. Squeeze the two sides really hard to ensure that they grip the Otter box tightly. I have already made a long trip of nearly 1,000 miles without the phone falling out. Really love the ball-and-socket joint since you can angle the phone just right to avoid glare." —maiji

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A quiet, ozone-free Levoit air-purifier loved by reviewers dealing with allergies, asthma, or just plain ol' bad smells! It uses a three-stage filtration system to help rid the air of allergens, pet hair, dander, smoke, mold, odor, large dust particles, and 99. 97% of airborne contaminants as small as 0. 3 microns so you can keep breathin' easy in your space.

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    It covers up to 129 square feet and can even be used as a night light!

    Promising review: "This air purifier is great! I bought it because there was a lot of pollen and cat dander in my house which was making my asthma flare-up. Since I’ve got this air purifier, the cat odor has decreased and I don’t need to use my inhaler as much. The noise is very quiet and not interruptive for me. Overall, I love this item and totally recommend it." —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $88.95 (available in two colors).

    25. An ingenious pan and pot lid organizer appreciated by reviewers who hate digging through mountains of cookware just to find the particular pan they need that's of course at the bottom of the pile.

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    You can use it upright or on its side.

    Promising review: "I was tired of stacking my frying pans on top of each other and was looking for something to both organize my pans and give me easy access to them. Before this organizer, I would have to unstack several pans in order to get to the middle pan that I needed. Now, I can just reach in and immediately get the frying pan that I need without having to unstack. The quality of this organizer is pretty good." —Linda Roberson

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in two colors).

    26. A bottle of multi-surface spray you can spray on almost *anything* and easily wipe it clean. Plus, it comes in a variety of amaaaaazing smelling scents that make it basically double as an obsession-worthy air-freshener.

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    SiVi Tidy Co.

    SiVi Tidy Co. is a Black-owned, Florida-based vegan small business. A percent of every purchase goes to charity!

    Promising review: "I don't like to clean, but when I do I grab this. You can literally clean everything with it... windows, stoves, walls, railings, literally everything. It's like an air-freshener and cleaner in one because it leaves your place smelling amazing! I've bought this three times so far. I typically get the larger size because it lasts longer than the little one.” —Lily Ashton

    Get it from SiVi Tidy Co. for $5+ (available in three sizes and six scents; refills and non-scented also available; Shop Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal available).

    27. Some gentle, but effective AsaVea Teeth Whitening Pens that'll give you quick results with just a minute of daily use. Reviewers say they don't cause sensitivity, and they have a pleasant mint flavor that'll make your mouth feel fresh and clean.

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    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." —Claudia Garcia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. Some washing machine cleaning tablets you just have to run through a cycle to clean your machine and get rid of all the gross stuff making your clothes smell funky even after they come out of the wash.

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    Promising review: "I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!" —Ashley

    Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $11.98.

    29. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets you should try before giving up on your machine altogether. If you're dishes are coming out of the wash still dirty, or you're noticing an unpleasant odor, these might be all you need to fix the problem!

    Reviewer photo showing a cup and silverware before and after using the cleaning tablets
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    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "Works extremely well. We haven't done any cleaning on our dishwasher in five years, and the sliding dish trays were tough to pull out or push in, there was detergent build up all over the inside, and there was a milky film on all our cups. I bought Affresh, ran the dishwasher with two tablets while it was empty, and the difference was astounding. There was still some build up and I figured it would require another cycle, so I popped another two tablets in, ran the machine a second time, and now it looks and sounds brand new. No more film on the glasses, no more dirty dishes from clogged sprayers, no more odors, or build up around the door seals. I'm going to be buying Affresh from now on, and hopefully it will extend the life of my dishwasher." —Martoune

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    30. Some hoof healer natural foot balm to help revive your dry, cracked, and callused feet so they can be soft and smooth once again!

    Large twisting bottle with solid balm inside
    Pickle's Potions and Lotions

    Owner Kristin Mutchler runs this small business in Wayne, Maine. And FYI, Hoof Healer was an Editor's Choice winner in the Beauty Shortlist Awards this year!

    Promising review: "I love the packaging! I've been using the product for over a week and the results are stunning! My soles are not as rough or cracked anymore, giving me boosted confidence to show off my feet this summer! Thank you!!" —Alyssa O.

    Get it from Pickle's Potions and Lotions on Etsy for $8.99+ (available in three scents and two sizes).

    31. Some wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil that'll impressively hide those dings and scratches making your floors and furniture look old and dingy.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    32. A fast-acting carpet spot-removing spray to remove those stains you thought you'd never be able to get rid of.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!" —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.77.

    33. A pet hair remover that'll easily pull *a lot* more pet fur off your carpets, couches, and car seats than you even knew was there.

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    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first, but this product works great for getting rid of of dog hair. We use it on our furniture and it works so well. I am so glad we tried it. We would purchase it again if we ever need to." —BDP

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19 (available in packs of one, two, three, or four).

    34. A coconut-based laundry stain pre-treat stick that you just rub on any dampened fabric and throw in the wash to get rid of stains without having to tediously hand wash beforehand.

    the stick-shaped bar of soap
    Celsious

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned small business laundromat in Brooklyn. The shop is energy efficient, and they also sell eco-friendly garment care products and accessories.

    Get it from Celsious for $8 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal available).

    35. A super comfy memory foam seat cushion designed to help relieve back pain and sciatica, promote good posture, and help reduce pressure on the tailbone — especially if you spend most of your day in an office chair, car, or other sitting position.

    Reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have an active sciatic nerve and it's pinched because of my job where I need to sit for hours together. I had tried everything from standing up, using three different cushions, including that purple or egg seater thingie. Nothing worked. Particularly that egg seater is a hogwash — just waste of money. Every night, I had to apply ice packs, medicinal patches. Then I saw ComfiLife, read the reviews and finally decided to buy one. I have been using this for few months now. Here is my experience: 1. The gel takes the ideal shape in such a way it doesn't put pressure on the nerve. I don't know if it is scientific but personally I DON'T feel like Im sitting on a rock! 2. At the same time, its not saggy or goes flat like that egg thingie, when you sit on this. 3. I don't know if anyone else felt it, I get this cool icy feel on the same sciatic nerve when I sit on this cushion, say, for an hour!! 4. I have sat on it for four hours without a break and I don't have the same pain I used to have! 5. The color of the cushion cover is ideal and doesn't look dirty at all. And its removable!! Summary: Yes, you can sit for eight hours on this cushion and not writhe in pain later. Yes, this is worth the money to spend. And within a week, you will figure out if it works for you. Finally, I'm gonna get two more for my office and my car." —Balaji V

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95 (available in two colors).

    36. A portable bug bite suction tool that helps reduce itching and swelling from a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting by literally SUCKING the venom out of your skin.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Note that the suction can be pretty strong, so use caution and try a small amount of suction first before working 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+ (available in two colors).

    37. A minimalist silverware tray to give you wayyyy more drawer space, keep your silverware nicely organized, and make emptying the dishwasher a lot easier.

    The organizer in grey with silverware organized at an angle inside
    Amazon

    It also comes in a version just for knives and one for kitchen utensils and gadgets.

    Promising review: "I thought this would be handy, and help with space management in a small apartment. It turned out to be absolutely perfect. It keeps the silverware clean, and stores a lot in a very small space. I love it. I got two, because I inherited my grandmothers silverware, so there are two types of forks and two types of spoons, and I wanted things separate and organized. Two organizers fit side-by-side in a standard apartment drawer. After getting these, I picked up the knife organizer, and it’s just as handy and useful." —Jerimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    38. Some Versed Game Over Acne Drying Treatment that uses bentonite clay, kaolin clay, and sulfur to calm breakouts as soon as they start so you can avoid popping, picking, and ultimately damaging your skin.

    model dabbing treatment onto fingertip
    Versed

    The cleanser is formulated without parabens, silicones, or sulfates and is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This was definitely successful in clearing up breakouts. It wasn't instant and took a few days of use, but it was effective in shrinking breakouts in two to three days. It also wasn't overly drying." —Rachel O

    Get it from Versed for $16.99.

    39. A FURemover squeegee broom that reviewers say attracts hair like a magnet. All that fur and fuzz hiding deep in your carpet is no match for this thing, and while pet hair is the focus, it'll do an impressive job cleaning up water, dirt, and dust too.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room... Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally)." —Sarah R.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44+ (available in three sizes and in different sets; replacement pieces also available).

    40. An avocado slicer to make it soooo much easier split your avo, remove the pit, and get perfectly even slices without a messy, potentially dangerous struggle with a knife.

    amazon.com

    It might even help you avoid a trip to the emergency room with a case of "avocado hand," which Healthline says "resembles a stab wound" — YIKES.

    Promising review: "Makes preparing guacamole an easier, less messy task. I use it frequently and it makes preparation of avocados much less work and effort. Reduces mess on my hands, on counters, etc. It also slices avocados nicely for inclusion in sandwiches. The tool makes for nice, even slices for presentation, too, when I serve avocados plain. Avocados are good for you so anything to make them easier to prepare and serve is a win. I enjoy giving this product as a gift. Anything that promotes good health is a thoughtful gift." —Hippie Chick

    Promising millenial review: "I'm a millennial and can't live without my avocado toast a few times weekly. Thank goodness for this little gadget that is literally getting me through this quarantine. #bravocado!" —Alissa Nemnich

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    41. A pack of Tide To Go pens that'll save the day and remove those unexpected stains that happen while you're on the go.

    Reviewer holds the pen
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —Debby

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.97.

    42. An essential oil migraine stick to help relieve the pain from migraines and headaches that love to show up just in time to spoil your day.

    amazon.com, BuzzFeed / Via Katy Herman

    Promising review: "Very impressed with this product, and honestly I didn't think I would be. As a lifelong migraine/headache sufferer, not a whole lot has worked for me other than prescription meds-which I really don't like to take too often but need to because my headaches are incapacitating most of the time. I recently used the roll-on and within 10–15 minutes my headache was gone. It started to come back last night before bed, and used it again and again it took it away. Now, I knew it wasn't going to be a migraine headache — they feel different when they come on, but for a regular headache this worked wonderfully! I still might use the prescription for a migraine, probably in conjunction with this, as it really is soothing and nice." —carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    43. Some flat, wireless sleep headphones because trying to sleep with regular earbuds in is all fun and games until you roll over on your side. With these, you can stream audio via Bluetooth, block out external sound, and sleep much more comfortably than with tiny pieces of plastic pressing into your ears and tumbling out every time you change positions.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve used these almost every day of quarantine to drown out the sound of upstairs neighbors. I wouldn’t compare the sound quality to other brands but the design is perfect for sleeping, exercise, cleaning, and every day wear." —Demi Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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