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    17 Useful Products Under $25 That Our Readers Actually Swear By

    Smart, affordable finds.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the best thing they've bought for $25 or less, and here are some of their responses!

    1. A Wet Brush, which is especially designed with flexible bristles to detangle hair painlessly without causing extra breakage.

    2. A bottle of Bar Keeper's Friend powder or soft cleanser, which you can use as your one-stop cleaning products for almost every surface in your entire home — like all that cooked-on grime on your stovetop you've never been able to coax off.

    3. A mini fan you can plug into almost any USB charger port for a quick cool-down anytime you're stuck somewhere too toasty-warm while working on your computer.

    4. A lipstick-sized external battery that holds a full backup charge so you never have that drop in the pit of your stomach when it's noon and your phone's already at 20% battery.

    5. An ice roller you can use on your skin to help it absorb serums or at the very least reduce puffiness — you just pop it in the freezer overnight, and it's ready to, um, well, roll.

    6. A classic clay mask that makes an incredible difference for many people who struggle with acne, redness, and other skin problems.

    7. A meat chopping and mixing tool that makes one of the easiest cooking tasks — browning ground beef, chicken, or turkey — even simpler.

    8. A fully-equipped mandoline slicer at a price that seems too good to be true, but that's actually legit and going to help you slice and grate veggies like never before.

    9. Some long-handled iced tea spoons designed for reaching the bottom of pitchers of cold tea on hot days, so they can also easily stir smoothies and drinks in oversized tumblers.

    10. A vacuum-insulated drink tumbler to keep your coffee hot and your ice water cold much longer than any regular cup or mug possibly could.

    11. Or a different vacuum-sealed travel mug with a leak-proof lid that keeps drinks hot for up to seven hours — and cold for up to EIGHTEEN.

    12. A pair of reusable coffee filters made from organic cotton, so you can cut down on your paper waste in at least this small way.

    13. The Phone Loop, an elastic strap that attaches to your case and gives you a better grip on your phone without adding any bulk.

    14. A bottle of before-you-go toilet spray to imprison any forthcoming smells in the toilet bowl (the only thing your nose will be able to detect is the spray's pleasant scent).

    15. A TubShroom drain protector so your shower pipes will never clog with hair again.

    16. A fabric shaver that cuts all the pills off your favourite knits so your clothes look new again with almost no effort.

    17. A cozy sweater-wrapped hot water bottle to warm your cold toes or nose all through the winter nights without the same risks of leaving a heating pad or heated blanket plugged in. Plus it can help relieve sore muscles!

    You, after buying a bunch of stuff from this list:

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    Responses have been edited for length and clarity.