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27 Little Products That Actually Solve Big Problems

Because sometimes it's the little things in life, am I right?

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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A set of bag cinches so your sandwich bread doesn't turn into a moldy science experiment and your bags of frozen veggies don't get freezer burned.


These have magnets on the back so you can pop them on the fridge to prevent you from losing them and are dishwasher safe.

Promising review: "This product has a great design that is easy to use. They definitely keep the bags sealed tight for freshness and to keep critters out, and looks better than the clothespins we used to use. Plenty of them in the pack also." β€”Kenneth E.

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.99.

2. Or a set of silly animal ties that have multiple uses, including a cord wrangler, napkin ring, or bag fastener.


These silly dudes are dishwasher-safe (on the top rack only!)

Promising review: "My boyfriend bought two packs of these. Yes, TWO! He loved the first pack so much that he ordered another set. They work extremely well and how can you resist little kitties sticking out their tongues?" β€”The Honest Couple

Get a set of three from Amazon for $8.85+.

3. A tick remover that'll gently and thoroughly extract those unwanted critters from from you or your beloved pet.,

Promising review: "Good price, great quality. I was originally going to give one set to my parents for them and their pets and keep one set for myself and my pets. I unfortunately had to use the tiny tool on myself. Now I want a set for traveling and a set at home. The tick I removed with the small tool was probably the smallest tick I've ever seen. I could NOT remove it with my fingers. I'm really glad I bought this, I don't think tweezers would've been able to get it. The tools seem to be really good quality and sturdy for how small they are." β€”Kay

Get a set with two hook sizes on Amazon for $5.98.

4. A mini essential oil diffuser you can keep in your vehicle's cupholder to make it smell nice or to help combat any symptoms of car sickness on long drives.,

It doesn't come with essential oils, but you can get an six pack on Amazon for $13.99. It has two mist modes, a convenient on/off button that's easy to use while driving, and an automatic shutoff when it runs out of water. Oh, and it charges via USB (you can get a car charger for $6.99).

Promising review: "I love this diffuser. I drive Lyft on the weekends and I can diffuse my germ-killing Thieves oil or my peppermint to help stay alert and clear my sinuses. Passengers get into my car and say it smells so good. I keep an eight ounce bottle of water in the car to fill it when empty. You just can’t go past the full line or it won’t function properly. Stay at or below the line and it will mist just fine. You can choose to get a continuous mist or a shot every thirty seconds. It plugs into the USB in the car so super easy to set up." β€”SherBearCO

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

5. A pack of bed-sheet suspenders that'll grip on to your linens to make sure they don't pop off in the middle of the night.


Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. Bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing!

A tip for putting them on: lay the fitted sheet on top of the bed with the corners inside out (flipped up, off the mattress). Then attach these bands to each of the corners and tighten the bands. Once they are all clamped and tightened, THEN flip the corners onto the mattress. We have a pillow top 10" thick king mattress and this is the best method to get these on. Hope that helps!" β€”LindseyB

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

6. A can colander so you don't need to dirty a big one just to drain canned veggies for your fave recipe. Plus, it keeps your sink cleaner when preparing food like canned tuna because little particles won't be running wild all over the place.


Promising review: "This is handy item to have on hand, especially if you plan to do any batch cooking. I have used it a few times to drain and rinse canned beans already. Better than having to wash a colander, or lose product while using the can lid or fingers, and takes up little space." β€”Sharon K.

Get it from Amazon for $3.75.

7. A fan-favorite Tubshroom to avoid getting into a ~hairy~ situation with your drain. Pop this in so it can catch what you shed while washing your hair and save you from having to call the plumber every other week.

Promising review: "This thing does its job and more. I had another female move into my house and had issues with the drain. After snaking the drain, I quickly found the problem: hair. It's gross but it's a reality. If you live with women who have long hair, their hair will wind up in the shower drain. After about a month, I can say it definitely does its job. It is absolutely disgusting how much hair this thing catches and even more disgusting cleaning the hair off of it, but I'd rather the hair be in the garbage than in my drain causing issues." β€”Megan S.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

8. A luggage scale so there are no surprises when you get to the airport. Nothing's worse than having to open your suitcase and start dumping things into your already over-packed carry-on just to comply with the weight limit.


Promising review: "This is a must for anyone who flies today and does not want to worry about getting to the airport only to find out their luggage is overweight. I take this with us everywhere we travel and always weigh our luggage before leaving for the airport so we have no surprises. It is lightweight and easy to put in our carry-on luggage. I also have found it very accurate (probably within a few ounces of the weight the airline has on their scales)." β€”KC

Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

9. A portable space heater if you're that person in the office who's always cold while everyone else is claiming it's burning hot.

This 200-watt heater is just a little taller than six inches (about as tall as a grande Starbucks cup) and will provide you maximum heat. Reviewers say it is extremely quiet, so you barely know that it's on!

Promising review: "I bought this heater two years ago and it is STILL perfect. It's traveled with me to a few homes, and I always put it under my desk to warm my feet. It is so quiet that nobody even knows I have it unless I tell them. The heat that comes out is very fast, strong, and localized to a small area. Perfect for under my desk, and probably would be great on top of a desk if your arms/body get cold too." β€”Kathryn

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

10. An outlet shelf so you don't have to leave your phone or Alexa on the floor for someone to step on while it's charging.


Promising review: "This handy gadget is definitely a lifesaver. Sometimes I don’t always have an extra long ten foot charging cable, so my phone won’t reach my nightstand or a coffee table. That means I have to leave it hanging, set it on the floor, or put in the windowsill. If it rings, it usually falls onto the floor and of course, you can only do that so many times before your phone breaks. This is like a built-in table for where ever you decide to plug your phone in. It's a perfect size and is very easy to install." β€”Crystal Leon

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

11. A staple-less stapler that solves soooo many problems. It prevents the risk of catching your finger while using, cuts costs because you won't have to buy staples, and doesn't get jammed as easily as a traditional one. Oh, and if you have classified documents you want to shred, you won't have to waste time pulling out those pesky lil' metal things, either.


Promising review: "I love this product. It's very easy to use and I don't have to worry about it jamming. It works on more than three pages of paper for me, even on thicker card stock, as long as you treat it more like a hole punch and not a common stapler. You don't have to remove staples before shredding documents. If you want to separate the stapled pages, all you have to do is pull out the tucked in loop. I love how earth-friendly and cost-friendly this stapler is." β€”Jess

Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in four colors).

12. A set of two miniature spatulas to help you get every. last. drop. out of that expensive lotion jar., Sarah Han / Via BuzzFeed

Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the longer one on an 18-ounce lotion and it worked fine. Some reviews complain about not being able to get every curve and corner of their container. ...oh please..! You get so much more than you would without it." β€”Liz

Get a set of two (one longer, the other shorter) on Amazon for $11.99.

13. And a no-waste bottle-cap so you can replace the pump-cap on your lotion bottles, and none of your product will ever go to waste., Amazon

Promising review: "This is such an amazing solution to a problem I've had for a very long time. I've used it on several different sized bottles, all with great results (aka empty bottles)." β€”Heather Van Holt

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

14. A dip clip because you don't like it when your favorite condiments or dressings run all over your plate and touch all of your food.


Promising review: "These are really neat! I bought these for our kids as they don't like the sauces touching fruits etc. Well made, very sturdy, and the best part is that the bottom of each cup is flat so it won't tip over." β€”B&Z

Get a set of four on Amazon for $8.89.

15. A screen cleaner that'll remove smears, fingerprints, and bacteria from your devices in just a few quick rolls. No liquid or paper towels necessary.


Since it's liquid-free, you can just toss it in your bag for a quick clean on-the-go.

Promising review: "This little tool is a lifesaver. It truly takes up everything from dirt, dust, dog hair, or fingerprints. I love the fact that I can clean my device and reuse it. I haven't cleaned any of our devices with anything else since I bought it. I was cleaning my son's multiple devices daily. I bet I have saved over a case of paper towels and a bottle of cleaner just in the past three months! I also like that it fits in my purse so I can take it during travel." β€”Rachel Hachey

Get it from Amazon for $19.46.

16. Aculief, a wearable acupressure clip that'll ease even the strongest of headaches by relieving tension.

Promising review: "I have suffered from tension and migraine headaches all of my adult life. Recently I have been exploring alternative therapies such as essential oils and acupressure to avoid continued use of medications, which can be harmful to your body. This product is INCREDIBLE! Since receiving the Aculief, I have had three tension headaches. Within 15-20 minutes of wearing this device, my headache has been relieved without the use of medication! I have worn the device while typing and even while taking a nap. It stays in place without an issue. I am so thankful to the inventors of this product for creating an easy-to-use, simple, safe, effective tool to eliminate headaches." β€”Kevin Z

Get a pack of two on Amazon for $29.99.

17. A magnetic converter that you can attach to a lobster clasp so you can get your jewelry on and off by yourself *without* feeling like a crustacean is actually pinching you.


This sterling silver magnet clasp is also nickel-free, meaning it won't turn your neck a putrid shade of green after .5 seconds of wear.

Promising review: "I have a number of necklaces with clasps so tiny that I have trouble connecting them, so I was looking for magnets that would be strong enough to support a chain and pendant that were fairly valuable. This turned out to be a winner! I can sleep and shower with it on and never have to worry about it becoming detached. I actually have to tug a bit to get it to unlatch." β€”EDC

Get it from Amazon for $16.52.

18. A dishwasher magnet so you never have to stick your head in the dishwasher to figure out whether or not it's dirty.


Promising review: "We constantly have a problem with putting dirty dishes in with the clean ones or trying to put away dishes only to realize they aren't actually clean. This little magnet makes it so much easier to tell if the dishes are clean or dirty without having to search through the dishwasher or find someone who knows if the dishwasher has been run or not. All you have to do is look at the front of the machine (as long as whoever is doing the dishes remembers to flip it, that is). The magnet is big enough to see easily from several feet away, but isn't so big that it looks ridiculous and gaudy on the front of the dishwasher." β€”Ashley F.

Get it from Amazon for $3.29.

19. A small endoscope camera that'll help you take a look in those hard-to-see places when fixing things around the house or in your car.


Promising review: "Fantastic endoscope. The scope is very easy to use and setup takes just a couple of minutes. I had mine up and working within five minutes out of the box. I was able to immediately put it to use looking for a wire in my ceiling, as well as seeing if there was an oil leak in my car engine compartment (a place that is usually inaccessible without pulling the engine apart). The image quality is much better than I expected and I could quite clearly see everything I needed. The app is exceptionally simple and I have no problem pulling it up and connecting to the camera. I use it a lot more than I thought I would and I'm glad I got it. It's one of those tools that you need when you need it and nothing else will work." β€”Tracy W.

Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

20. A snack bowl with a neat design that's perfect for serving nuts or cherries. You won't have to worry about shells or pits disappearing into little crevices of the house, because your family or guests can easily place their waste in the designated bowl.


Promising review: "This thing is super, super, cool! I have eaten nuts where I have held the shells in my hand for way too many minutes, than realizing I was having difficulty opening another much desired nut because my hand with shells was starting to over flow. I have had to walk to a waste paper basket continuously to dump shells. I have grabbed an empty jar or cup to place shells in, placing between my legs etc., while watching television. In all various cases, it was simply not optimum and then I stumbled upon this nifty thing. WOW. How ingenious? I simply love its utility (and although plastic, looks modern and classy). Zero complaints and 100% appreciation to have solved my nuisance shell problem." β€”Paideia

Get it from Amazon for $20.49.

21. A french fry holder that makes ~frying and driving~ easy and safe. You can now access your drive-thru french fries and make sure none go uneaten.


Promising review: "I don't how I ever lived without this product. Prior to obtaining this Multi-Purpose Universal Car French Fry Holder, my vehicle was a salty potato graveyard." β€”Chris Beckering

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

22. A Magic-Stone grill cleaner for an effortless way to scrub the nasty residue from the barbecue after a fun family gathering.


Promising review: "My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. It arrived as a light weight square without the grooves shown in the product illustration. I had serious doubts that this thing could do any good. Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well." β€”Duffer

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

23. A tiny toenail brace that will fix big toenail problems. It'll flatten out your nail to take away the pain of of curved toenails and prevent them from becoming ingrown.


The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply them. Results can be seen in *just* one to three days!

Promising review: "I never realized how curved and not-ok my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem that could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" β€”Jamie H.

Get the kit from Amazon for $46.99.

24. A set of clear adhesive corner covers because we've all had bruises or bumps that are a result of just a clumsy run-in with the table's edge.


Promising review: "I actually bought these for my office as all of the corners for my room divider/cubicles have really sharp edges where the plaster has worn off to expose sharp metal corners. I've cut myself and ripped clothing but this completely solved the problem for me and all of my employees. I only used the adhesive on the top and so far so good." β€” C. Barber

Get a pack of 12 on Amazon for $10.05.

25. A cupping therapy set that uses little suction cups and air pressure to help relieve some types of pain almost anywhere on your body.

This kit may seem a bit intimidating, but it's simple to use! It comes with 12 different sized cups and pretty much everything you need to get started, except detailed know-how for using it safely and effectively. For that, check out The Guide to Modern Cupping Therapy ($16.96) and/or talk to your doctor.

Promising review: "I was so surprised how quality made this product is. We ordered it for my husband who has a problem with his back. We tried it and it works great, good suction and so easy to use. Next day my husband said his back felt great." β€”Edy Plancarte

Get it from Amazon for $15.45.

26. A keychain car escape tool in case you end up in an emergency situation where you need to cut your seat belt or break through the window.


Promising review: "I bought this product for my wife and one for my daughter. In 2010, she had a car accident and had to use the seat belt cutter and the glass impact hammer after she went off a bridge and into the water... I believe it helped save her life." β€”Samuel G. Gentry

Get it from Amazon for $10.69+.

27. A cable yo-yo that'll keep your headphone wires nice and tidy so they don't become tangled in your pocket or bag.


Promising review: "These are so cool! I've never seen anything like these earbud cord keepers. Basically you have a rubbery disc that you wind your earbud cords around and the cords disappear inside so they don't catch on other things in your pocket or purse such as keys or pens. I found it very frustrating and time consuming trying to put my earbuds back in those tiny boxes. This completely solved my problem. I can't live without them now. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»" β€”Jennyville

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

You after using these products to solve a shit ton of problems:


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