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    33 Things Under $15 That Adults Should Probably Own

    Yes, you can still call your mom every two minutes. Obviously.

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

    A TubShroom covered with hair

    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 $12.67+ (available in six colors).

    To learn more, check out a BuzzFeed director's full review in "9 Life-Changing Things To Try In February." (#3)

    2. A pack of durable food containers that'll make food prepping easier so you can stop relying on quick takeout meals.

    A bunch of the food containers filled with portions of broccoli, rice, noodles, meat, and other foods

    Promising review: "As a meal-prepper, this size is perfect for prepping larger meals and portion control. And they fit in my husbands lunch box perfectly. He works a 13 hour shift and I send him stocked with healthy meals. The lids fit tight, no worries of spillage. My food keeps for five days and is as fresh on day five as day one. I love the split compartments and the lid keeps them split. I wish I would have had these back when the kids were little for lunches! They are great value for the price." —RA & CO

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A bitter-tasting varnish to help finally train your stubborn brain to STOP WANTING TO BITE YOUR NAILS.

    Don't worry, it's bitter but it's harmless! Totally edible, just unpleasant. It also lasts longer than most drugstore habit-breaking polishes — and works to stop kids from sucking their thumbs!

    Promising review: "During stressful times, I bite off all my nails. Once they're bitten off, it's hard for me to quit biting them so I thought I'd try this product. Well, it's been a week and I'm not biting them anymore. The taste if you do is just bitter enough to make you stop. And my nails already look better after a week. I highly recommend this product." —Cheryl Douglas

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    To learn more about why people swear by this, check out "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails."

    4. A pack of produce-saving bags because fresh fruit and veggies go bad way too quickly, and it's always depressing throwing them out after you spent so much money just trying to be healthy. These bags will buy you more time so nothing gets wasted!

    One banana in a produce saver bag looking fresher than the banana outside of the bag

    Promising review: "These bags are great. I am single so don't always use up my fruits and veggies very fast. These bags definitely keep them fresh for a noticeably longer time. I actually rinse them out and reuse them multiple times and I've still gone through a couple of packages of them over the last few years, because they work so well. I put fruits and veggies in them as soon as I get them home, unwashed (and dry if they were damp when I bought them)." —shopper chick

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $9.88.

    5. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes to save the day when messes are particularly disastrous.

    Model wipes up a stain with the towels

    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" —Suze

    Get a pack of 90 from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in various sizes).

    6. A set of margin tabs that'll get your planner and all your various forms and papers organized so you can find things quickly when ya need them. Plus, you can write on these without worrying about smudging.


    Promising review: "I had been using various sticky note versions of these for my planner, and because those are plastic, I could only write on them with large permanent markers which looked clunky and limited what I could fit on a tab. These tabs are SO much better. Because they are hard paper on the tab, I can use any kind of pen without worrying about smearing and they are still stiff and do not curl when I need to put my planner in my bag. I have moved a few around and the plastic sticky end seems to re-stick well. I also like that I can write on both sides. In the future, these will be my go-to brand." —Book Addict

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.20+ (available in four color combinations).

    7. A bottle of Garnier micellar water to easily remove makeup at the end of the day when you're way too tired to actually wash your face. Just shake the bottle, pour some onto a cotton pad, and watch the makeup rub right off with no harsh scrubbing!

    A bottle of the micellar water

    Promising review: "My new holy grail facial cleanser. This stuff is fabulous — so fabulous that I've been using it in the evenings and mornings, and have all but retired my expensive brands. It is so simple and fast to use. I love that I don't have to pull my hair back and inevitably get my hair wet when I wash my face. Anyway, I use this with a facecloth and to help do some light exfoliating. It dries quickly and once it does my skin is silky smooth and clean. Best of all, my pores are literally gone and so tiny that I rarely even wear foundation anymore." —Mrs. Warren

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

    Check out why this won best makeup remover in the lowest price category in one BuzzFeeder's review.

    8. A cutlery organizing tray because an adult silverware drawer is neat, organized, and doesn't stab you when you reach into it looking for a spoon.

    Silverware nicely organized in the tray as a Model puts a fork inside

    Promising review: "I have a tiny kitchen with only three drawers, so space is at a premium. My silverware organizer took up almost all of one drawer, so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons, etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows. You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers!" —mialro

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A set of interdental cleaners so you can stop having to see that look of disappointment on your dentist's face every time they ask if you've been flossing when you know you haven't just hate it! These lil' tools bend for easy access, can reach the spots brushes can't, and are *way* more comfy to use. Now you, your gums, and even your judgy dentist will be happy., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’m going to start off by noting that I hate flossing and have probably flossed a handful of times in my life probably after eating popcorn, because I was more annoyed than conscientious. I got these because they were cheap and looked cute and thought maybe they’d inspire me to initiate a dental routine. I like them! They get into the gap between my teeth closest to the gum, and the bristles are gentle and the wire is soft. I did use one brush for all my teeth and will make the pack last a long time." —Greta M.

    Get a pack of 32 from Amazon for $4.71.

    10. A wireless charging pad to help you leave frayed wires and borrowed chargers in the past.

    A phone charges on the charging pad

    Just lay your phone on it and pick it up later with a full battery! #Science.

    Promising review: "I have a battery case and I do not enjoy wrestling the tight case off my phone every night for charging. This wireless charging pad magically charges both the phone and the case over night while it sits innocently on my bed stand. This miracle of science somehow keeps my phone fully charged without wires. My previous phones also used battery cases, which would eventually stop working because of taking them on/off the phone so much. Great product at one-third the cost of the similar solution offered by the battery case company." —Joel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in three colors).

    11. Some dryer balls made from 100% ethically sourced wool that are an energy-saving, chemical and fragrance-free alternative to dryer sheets.

    BLK + GRN

    BLK + GRN is a Black woman-owned small business based in New York that offers all-natural products made by Black artisans who are carefully chosen by Black health experts. Their mission is to connect Black people with natural lifestyles to high-quality, toxic-free brands that share in their mission of health, wellness and community cultivation.

    Get it from BLK + GRN for $30 (Shop Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay available).

    12. A very cool magnetic key holder to help you remember to put your keys in the same place every day instead of leaving them in your pocket or on a random surface. Being late because you couldn't find your car keys is sooo not the adult thing to do, yet we still do it. And why?? Wouldn't you rather let your new cloud friend hang onto them for you?

    Two sets of keys attached to the key holder

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love. One of the best purchases I've made." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.68.

    13. A pack of pimple patches that'll drain zits overnight and banish breakouts so you aren't even tempted to pick.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical about this product because it seemed like a gimmick of sorts. But I definitely saw, and felt, results after a few hours. I’m not really sure how this sticky dot works but I only put two on for my worst pimples to test it out and it really drew out the pus. I’ll definitely need more for when my monthly breakouts come. Will rebuy and recommend." —Ellie

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. A car essential oil diffuser because adult's cars don't smell like week-old french fries.

    The essential oil diffuser attached to a vent in a car

    Promising review: "This is a great way to have your car stay smelling great!! The pads are nice and thick and hold plenty of oil for a good week or more!!" —Marnie Richardson

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven color combinations).

    Need some essential oil? Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. A pack of seamless underwear that'll send panty lines packing!

    Model wears the seamless underwear

    Promising review: "These are the best. My Victoria’s Secret no-shows have definitely been replaced (and for much less money). I was really looking for underwear that I could wear to work out that wouldn’t show lines through my leggings, wouldn’t ride up like my VS ones, would breathe a little, and would stay comfortable all day. These were it. I’d definitely recommend these to anyone. Especially for those who wear a lot of leggings and want an option beyond a thong." —Rebecca

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–L and in 10 combinations).

    To learn more, check out "Throw All Your Thongs Away, Because People Swear These Undies Don't Give Panty Lines."

    16. Some super comfy luxury towels to replace the scratchy, stained ones you've been using for a few too many years. These towels are ultra-absorbent, come in a variety of gorgeous colors, and you can personalize them with monograms if you wanna feel even fancier.

    The towels in a variety of colors
    Towels By Gus

    Towels By Gus is a family-owned small business based in Sonoma, California that aims to make the experience of shopping for towels, easy, simple, and informative. Their high quality towels are made in the USA, and they'll even send you a free swatch so you can feel them for yourself before buying!

    Get it from Towels By Gus for $7.99+ (available in eight sizes and eleven colors; Google Pay, PayPal, and Amazon Pay available).

    17. A faux leather wallet with an abundance of slots so you can keep your various cards neat and organized like the adult that you are!

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a mini compact wallet for a LONG time...years. I didn't want to pay the sticker price for some higher-end ones I've seen and admired. This one is EXACTLY what I was looking for. The card slots are just the right size...not too small. It's very good construction and quality. I would definitely purchase this wallet again for the construction and design alone, not hesitation, but the color was an added bonus. It's gorgeous!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A set of plastic drawer organizers to help you keep things tidy and reduce clutter.

    bathroom items organized in a drawer using the organizers

    Promising review: "I love all of the organizers! This is a great product! I bought the organizers for all of my bathroom drawers to store various items that normally were left out on the counter of which made the whole bathroom look cluttered. I love the way the plastic containers stack upon each other! You can also configure the boxes to fit in your drawers. The clear plastic is great for seeing what is on the lower organizer. It is convenient to take one container out one out at a time if you need to." —A H

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A bottle of white touchup paint that'll make fixing scuffs or marks so easy, you'll wonder why you hadn't done it sooner. Plus, your whole place will look neater, and your landlord will be more likely to give you your security deposit back when you move out so you can save some $$$.

    Before image of a white wall with black marks, and image of the same wall without the marks after being repaired with the touch-up paint

    Promising review: "I decided to try this to cover up some of the chips of missing paint in my kitchen. It works perfectly. The bottle is a little bigger than a tube of Whiteout, but it's going to last me a long time. The paint went on smoothly and dried quickly. I am very happy with this product." —JMar

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in 10 shades).

    20. A pair of elastic ballet flats so you can finally have some shoes that are both classy and actually comfortable.

    Reviewer lounges wearing the flats

    They're even available in ~25~ colors and s-u-p-e-r cheap so you can collect 'em all for versatility!

    Promising review: "I’ve been searching for a cute flat that actually stays on my feet and are comfortable — a task that seemed unattainable until these miracles entered my life. They're true-to-size, have comfy insoles, and the straps aren’t too tight or too loose. These are the only flats I’ve owned that didn’t need to be broken in! I'm definitely buying these in other colors." —Legss

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and 12 colors).

    Learn more in "​These Ballet-Esque Flats Are Adorable, Cheap, And Basically Already In Your Amazon Cart".

    21. A shower curtain so, after all these years, you can stop knocking over piles of half-empty shampoo bottles every time you get in and out of the shower.

    The shower curtain with a variety of shower items inside its many pockets

    Promising review: "I LOVE this shower curtain. I have been buying this curtain for the past six years. If you have a shower that doesn’t have a lot of ledge room for all your stuff, this shower curtain will be your best friend. You can fit so many things inside the pockets! I honestly only use like four or five of the pockets. You can also use this as a liner and have another more decorative shower curtain on the outside, but I personally use it as a shower curtain!" —DAtkins

    Get it from Amazon for $18.67.

    22. A few high-quality washed linen dishtowels because once you start cooking like an adult, you'll rely on these more and more. Plus, they'll look super cute in any kitchen.

    Magic Linen / Etsy

    Magic Linen is a family-run Lithuania-based small business handmaking high-quality, sustainably produced linen towels, bedsheets, and more, all of which are Oeko-Tex certified (absent of harmful chemicals).

    Promising review: "Wonderful towels — great color and quality. Love the little hook sewn in, which allows me to hang them more easily from my kitchen cabinets. Very happy!" —Brianna Peregoy

    Get it from Magic Linen on Etsy for $12 (available in 18 colors).

    23. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets so you can mix whites and colors in the same load of laundry (and also stop ruining your favorite clothes when a red sock just happens to slip in with your whites).

    The sheets that have taken on the color from a blue blanket as well as some fresh sheets

    Promising review: "These are an absolute necessity in my house! I have two little girls and I never have enough of their dirty clothes to do loads separated by color. I Just throw everything in together (yes, even reds and white) and nothing ever bleeds onto the other. My husband does his own laundry too (he isn't the best at separating), and this saved him when a red sock accidentally made its way into the whites. If you do laundry, you need these!" —Shannon Schneider

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $9.94.

    24. A roll-on aromatherapy stick because being an adult is more of a headache than any of us expected when we were sweet, innocent children, and we deserve the tools to cope. This mix of therapeutic grade essential oils can help relieve migraines and other headaches, and it's conveniently sized so you can take it on the go.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Is this science? Witchcraft? Who cares! I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better if I covered my hotpack in this, zapped it in the microwave, and wrapped it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    To learn more about this, check out "Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life."

    25. A set of mesh laundry bags to protect your delicates that you definitely don't have time to hand wash.

    The laundry bags in a variety of different sizes holding a variety of items

    Promising review: "I used the smaller bags for my bras (I closed the bra snaps first so it would not snag the mesh). I used the other bags to wash my sequin and beaded tops. None of the sequins fell off. None of the beads fell off. I did turn the tops inside out prior to putting them in the mesh bags to avoid the beads and sequins snagging the mesh. I am very pleased with how the mesh bags held up in the washing machine (I did use the delicates cycle)." —T. Webster

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors and 11 sizes).

    26. A roll-up drying rack because counter space is a hot commodity and you need every inch you can get!

    You can also use to wash and dry produce!

    Promising review: "This product is a game-changer for small kitchens. Forego the large drying rack and get this sleek, stylish space-saver. I don’t like leaving dishes in the sink, nor do I have a dishwasher, and this is just perfect for keeping the sink clean and leaving the counter space open. It's also amazing for washing produce." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in six sizes).

    27. Some Command hooks so you can hang your things without having to deal with using tools. You don't need a hammer or drill to be an adult! These lil' hooks are strong enough to hold a wide variety of items, and you can easily move or remove them whenever you want — without leaving behind any damage or sticky residue.

    Reviewer image using the hooks to hold up a variety of kitchen tools

    Promising review: "I recently set up a little Command hook mask corner by my apartment door, and it has been SO HELPFUL — instead of rooting through my masks to find the one that matches best (I'm a vain critter at heart) I can see all the clean ones I have available right in front of me, and don't forget to put it on when I'm in a rush. I also use it to hang my sports masks after I sanitize them and am waiting for them to dry! As for how the Command hooks work — these have an adhesive on the back for easy application to the wall, which you can pull down on once you're ready to uninstall it without doing any damage to the wallpaper or paint." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A mini knife sharpener to bring those cheap knives you've had since college back to life so you can stop struggling to cut through anything.

    Model sharpens a knife with the knife sharpener

    Promising review: "I decided to actually come back to this nearly two years later to review it because it kind of got lost to me to review it back then. However, since I've bought it, I've heard my husband talk about it on and off. Just yesterday with my daughter he was going over sharp knife safety, and he just said how much he still absolutely loves it. Of every gift I've ever given him, this is the only thing I've heard still get praise nearly two years later." —Gluten Free Mama

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

    To learn why a BuzzFeed editor recommends this, check out "This Lil' Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6."

    29. A portable Samsung 1TB external SSD because adults should never be one computer crash away from losing *all* their important files forever. These hard drives are a great, portable option for storing and transferring your data.

    Two SSDs, one blue and one black
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "Super fast durable and portable. I use it to record 6k camera footage onto. Works amazing!" —User

    Get it from Office Depot for $119.99.

    30. A beautiful spoon rest so you can stop dripping ingredients all over your countertops and stovetop. Plus, it'll add some stunning color to your adult kitchen.

    The spoon rest with a colorful pattern
    Izzy & Liv

    Izzy & Liv is Black and woman-owned small business based in New York whose goal is to make sure that the things Black women love are reflected in the things Black women buy. They design pieces intended to both reflect shared experiences and celebrate differences, without the stereotypes pushed by media.

    Get it from Izzy & Liv for $17 (PayPal available).

    31. A pack of two blind spot mirrors to help you parallel park like a smooth, confident grown-up.

    A blind spot mirror installed on a car mirror

    Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2", adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles." —m.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four shapes).

    32. A meal-planning pad with a magnetic back and two sections: one for your plans and the other for your grocery list. Now you can meal prep like a pro and make sure you leave the grocery store with EVERYTHING you need.

    Model writes a meal plan on the pad that's stuck to the fridge

    You can separate the two lists or keep them attached!

    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. The fact that it's magnetic is cool, because you can hang it on the fridge. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in 13 styles).

    33. And finally, some bathroom cleaner that uses essential oils instead of harsh chemicals so you can feel good about what you use to clean the room where *you* get clean.

    The bathroom cleaner in its bottle
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business based in New York. They offer a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. If you wanna buy a product without jumping straight into a membership, you can purchase with a free, two week trial membership. Every membership is free for 14 days and then $59/year should you choose to continue.

    Promising review: "New Favorite Body Wash. Love this! It is so silky and leaves my skin so smooth. I recommend this product to anyone and everyone. A little goes a long way, it lathers beautifully." —Monica U.

    Get it from Public Goods for $5.75.

    But most importantly, being an adult means you're allowed to eat in bed whenever you want!


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