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    17 Things Under $20 That You'll Use Over And Over Again

    It's basically you two against the world now.

    1. A cell phone grip so you can text, scroll through Instagram, FaceTime, WHATEVER with just one hand — aka you can finally stop dropping your phone every time you try to multitask.

    2. A cleaning gel that'll make tidying up places like your keyboard, car vents, and even laptop screens super quick *and* satisfying. It picks up dust and grime without sticking to your fingers — but the best part is that it's 😱 squishy 😱.

    3. An aligner case you can use as a back-up, because living in fear of losing the one your orthodontist gave you is probably getting annoying. Now you'll just need to keep track of at least ONE of these — heck, keep it at your desk to nix taking chances.

    4. A set of reusable stainless steel straws that'll make it easier to reduce your use of plastic wherever you go — no more internal debates every time you enter a coffee shop.

    5. A champagne stopper, because you shouldn't have to wait for a special occasion to pop some bubbly. Now you can have prosecco whenever the heck you want, and save the rest for later. The future is here.

    6. A Gillette metal razor that'll take the cost of constantly replacing disposable razors off your shopping list (it's better for the environment, too!). Its handle is molded to fit your hand for better control, while its pivoting head curves to reach hard-to-shave areas. Looking at you, bikini line.

    7. A portable charger so you can always be prepared for the worst — and by that I mean, spend two hours without Insta. Its palm-sized design is super lightweight so you can carry it with you everywhere and never have to switch to low battery mode again.

    8. An over-the-door shoe organizer, because this'll make it easy to put anything from shoes to cleaning supplies in a proper place and out of your way. Proud owners of small apartments — consider this cheap, extra shelf space.

    9. A carrying case that'll make it easier to travel with your traditional makeup blender. Now midday touch-ups won't come with the risk of picking up your purse's bacteria.

    10. A silicone sink strainer, because not having a garbage disposal shouldn't mean digging for soggy eggs with your bare hands (a visual, I know). This'll catch all your food, prevent your sink from clogging, and blend perfectly with stainless steel sinks.

    11. A pet hair–removal brush for putting an end to your furry friend's reign. It's safe for all surfaces (including leather!) so your couch, car, carpets, really your entire house can finally look clean again.

    12. A set of Goody hair ties to hold updos in place without sliding *or* pinching, thanks to their gentle (but strong!) silicone-lined hold. And yes — reviewers say these can keep up during workouts. FINALLY.

    13. A handheld tape dispenser that'll make even the worst gift-wrapper in the world (🙋‍♀️) feel more in control. Just point, apply, and use the (safe!) concealed blade to cut. You're now free from *sticky* situations.

    14. A dishwasher magnet, because this'll help you and your roommates keep track of whether the dishes are clean or dirty. Sadly, it won't share who was the last to actually unload it.

    15. A jar scraper that'll help you get every. last. DROP of peanut butter or any other tough food out of the jar without getting your hands messy. It has two sides: one that's curved to neatly scoop, while the other is flat for even, easy spreading.

    16. An address and password log book that'll agree the computer forgot your password, but that won't help now. And we can't prove we're not a robot. What was our mother's maiden name again?! That's is so stressful; let this do all the remembering.

    17. A pair of anti-blister socks with heel and toe padding, because you can only run so far (if at all) when your sneakers are digging into your heels. Happy feet = jogging for more than five minutes.

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