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    33 Products I Don't Understand How You've Lived Your Whole Life Without

    Hats that won't damage natural hair, tools to minimize noise while working from home, nail polish for your pet, and so much more stuff you should add to your cart immediately.

    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 genius visual grocery list pad so you can just circle what you need and be able to check at the store at a glance — no more struggling to read your own handwriting (I feel ya). The rows are even organized by category and have spaces next to each to write down other items, so you won't have to keep doubling back to an aisle you've already been in for something farther down the list.

    The colorful pad with food icons arranged in categories from fruits to pet care to deli to snacks

    Promising review: "It really helped when we were out of a grocery item to just circle it on the list for the family, so when I ordered groceries I knew what we needed. It didn't stop the family from putting empty cartons in the refrigerator, but at least they let me know that we were out. LOL" —Live Laugh Love

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. Washable microfiber mop pads that'll fit on your trusty Swiffer WetJet or similar mops so you can kick wasteful and pricey disposable pads to the curb. They even pick up more gunk, so you'll wonder why you haven't been using these the whole time.,

    One pad can last up to 100 washes and works on pretty much any surface, from wood to tile to stone.

    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce waste with disposable pads and I was pleasantly surprised by these. This photo [on the right] was AFTER I cleaned the floor with the disposable pad! I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner then the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    3. A rotary cheese grater, because everyone knows that pasta just tastes better with cheese from one of these things, I don't make the rules. With one of your very own, you not only won't miss restaurants as much, but also won't have to deal with the awkwardness of having a waiter stand over you for an uncomfortably long time (because no, that is *still* not enough cheese).

    Ashely Homestore

    Catch me with one of these in my purse once it's safe to dine out again. Just kidding...unless??

    Get it from Ashley Homestore for $27.99.

    4. As-seen-on-TV Debbie Meyer GreenBags here to save you major waste and $$$. They can keep your produce fresher much longer and be reused eight to 10 times!!!

    On the left, a barely browned banana in one of the bags. On the right, a banana with lots of brown spots, not in a bag

    The reviewer comparison above is what two bananas — one kept in the bag and one not — looked like after four or five days!

    Promising review: "I am a big warehouse shopper and in the past often couldn’t eat all those berries or all that lettuce before they went bad. So I followed the directions and made sure the produce was dry (lettuce, spinach, asparagus, and blueberries). For the lettuce and asparagus, saw a little condensation in the bag, so put a paper towel in the bag where moisture was accumulating. Two weeks later, the berries were almost as fresh as day one. Lettuce was still crisp and crunchy and only a few pieces of spinach were starting to wilt. Asparagus were crisp as well. I would definitely recommend and will continue to try with other fruits and vegetables." —BAS

    Get a pack of 20 (eight medium, eight large, and four extra-large) from Amazon for $9.89.

    5. The Honey Pot overnight pads, which aren't regular pads, they're cool pads — literally. In addition to being plant-based and made with pesticide-free cotton, they're formulated with mint, lavender, and aloe for a cooling, soothing effect that'll keep you feeling fresh and provide a nice scent that doesn't smell like the unidentifiable chemicals of other scented pads.

    The Honey Pot Company

    The Honey Pot Company is a Black woman-owned business!

    Promising review: "I will never go back to another brand. My periods are intense, long, and sometimes unbearable. Anything that makes it even slightly better is a miracle. These pads are super absorbent and unlike a lot of overnight pads, they aren’t stiff and don’t feel like wearing a diaper. The cooling from the mint and aloe actually feels pretty great. I'm also really prone to infection after a period and I haven’t had one since I switched." —Janelle

    Get 12 overnight pads from Target for $7.99, and find more pad sizes here.

    6. Or a beginner-friendly, collapsible, adjustable-size, medical-grade silicone menstrual cup ready to play the role of your BFF helping you compose a devastating breakup speech when you're ready to ditch pads and tampons for good.

    The pink cup with a removal loop at the bottom expanded, and one completely squished down into the thin round case

    You can use this soft, expandable cup for up to 12 hours at a time, then just wash it out! With the case, you can easily stash it in your purse or pocket.

    Promising review: "Relief. Freed from the drying tampons and pads! I have two young children, so this is even more of a game-changer when you haven't got a minute alone. Empty in the morning, empty before bed. Can't beat it." —Lydz

    Get it from Intimina for $18.71 (originally $24.95).

    7. A Grace Eleyae satin-lined beanie that may look like a regular winter hat, but has a secret superpower — it'll protect, not damage, natural hair.


    The satin helps retain moisture and reduce breakage-causing friction, and can even help distribute the natural oils in your hair. The brand, Grace Eleyae, is a Black woman-owned business that specializes in accessories that are both protective and stylish!

    Promising review: "Love it! Absolutely my favorite hat. It's high quality and fits well even over my weave. Love, love the satin silky lining. I want one in every color." —Kesha

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50, and find more Grace Eleyae caps here.

    8. Adhesive weather- and sound-proofing strips to block drafts, leaks, and the sound of the people next door who haven't been quiet for even a second since stay-at-home started. Did you expect to find sympathy and salvation in the form of 33 feet of foam? No, but 2020 has been full of surprises.


    Promising review: "I really love this product!! I live with roommates and am very sensitive to sound. It was kinda hard to coordinate everybody’s time and schedule and I've been woken by the sound in the kitchen several times in the early morning, like 3 to 4 a.m. This product is a game-changer for me. I can barely hear people talking or washing dishes outside and I can see less dust in my room since I sealed those gaps in my door. Highly highly recommend this product!!" —Yiting Cai

    Get two rolls (for a total of 33 feet) from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in three colors).

    9. Or some versatile silicone putty earplugs that you can mold to get a perfect fit and use for everything from snoozing to swimming. The obnoxious construction next door and your S.O.'s snores are no match for these babies.

    A reviewer's ear with the semi-opaque white, putty-like earplugs covering the opening

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord says about these wonders: "TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They're like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs."

    Get six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.

    10. Glossier's Body Hero exfoliating bar, which will exfoliate thoroughly but gently and moisturize, so you'll end every shower with skin softer and smoother than you ever thought possible.


    It's vegan, cruelty free, and made with aloe leaf juice and sunflower seed oil, and the fresh scent has notes of pear, mandarin, and cypress.

    Promising review: "THE BEST THING I DIDN'T KNOW I NEEDED. Honestly this is the best thing I’ve ever bought for washing was like one of those sandpaper (hear me out) salt sticks rabbits use to gnaw their teeth on but in the most satisfying, pumicing way. Although it felt hard and heavy (ie: expensive) it was soft but efficient when scrubbing and fit perfectly into my dirty paw, so no dropping it! It removed all my sins and what felt like a permanent fake tan residue, and I appeared out of the bath like newborn baby Jesus." —Carley

    Get it from Glossier for $14.

    11. Hilarious yet practical pop-up fire hydrant pee pads that'll not only look way less unsightly around your house than plain ones, but also be easier for your pup to find (and aim at).

    Small dog sitting on square pad with red fire hydrant

    Promising review: "Best pads I've used. Hydrant is a floor-saver! The little fire hydrant pops up automatically when you unfold the pad, and it has a contrasting color that allows them to see it (while looking really cute). It's perfect size for a small dog to aim at, it's absorbent so it doesn't splash, and it's small enough that girl dogs can share the pad without it getting in the way. I have two toy poodles, one boy and one girl. They boy would never make it onto the pad (and nearly ruined my floor) because he didn't have anything to aim at. So I ended up creating my own hydrants out of cans wrapped in potty pads. They worked but it was a pain to create a new one each time I put out a new pad. This is so much better! I'm in love with these. Best of all, these are hands-down some of the best quality potty pads I've ever used. Liquid becomes a gel almost instantly so they don't track wet footprints on the floor, and they absorb the smell." —A. Platter

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $20.20.

    12. A sleek bralette made with recycled nylon that's perfectly easy and comfy enough for every day. In fact, several reviewers say it's like not wearing a bra at all — which is basically the holy grail quality we all dream of in a bra.


    Promising review: "The only bra I’ll wear. Donated all of my other bras. So comfortable while maintaining the support I want. Buy 10!" —Beverlane

    Get it from Everlane for $25 (available in women's sizes XXS-XL and in three colors).

    13. A 4-in-1 hole repair product that is a squeeze bottle of spackle with a built-in primer, plus has a built-in putty knife on the top and a sanding pad on the cap, so even the least handy people ever (me) can easily keep their walls looking like new.


    Promising review: "Lifesaver! I recently moved from the apartment I'd been in for five years. It had faced some wear and tear. I like art so there were many holes in the walls. I was not looking forward to the daunting process of wall repair. Then I found this amazing little guy. It is so easy to use that I found myself searching for more holes to patch (it was oddly kind of fun too). Simply squeeze a little of the white primer onto the hole, flip it to the flat side, and smooth it out. I actually didn't use the sandpaper much at all. Only used it a couple times to sand down two particularly ragged holes. I was able to fill all the holes in my apartment and still have plenty left, and it helped me get my security deposit back. Well worth every penny." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    14. A Tile Pro tracker if you've spent all of quarantine (and your life) losing things around the house. Just hook this little guy to your keys, purse, or wallet, and you'll be able to ring it through an app up to 400 feet away.


    You can also use it in reverse (if you have the Tile but can't find your phone). Just press the button on the tracker and your phone will ring, even if you've silenced it. Plus, if you lose your stuff outside the range, the app will still be able to tell you where it was last in range *and* you can mark it as lost so that others with the Tile app can pick up a signal from it to help you locate it.

    Promising review: "Can’t imagine life without it. I leave my belongings everywhere. I have a tile for my keys and all of my purses. I have saved endless hours of frustrated searches. I will never be without Tile in my life." —Robyn

    Get it from Tile for $34.99.

    15. A genius dongle case that can clip to a keyring and that literally everyone with an iPhone needs. Because who among us has not found ourselves dongle-less when we were desperate to listen to music or watch a video?

    Two of the black, flat, rounded triangular cases with a dongle-shaped slot, one of which is holding a dongle, clipped to a keyring

    It's from a Black-owned Etsy shop!

    Get it from DukeofCases on Etsy for $12 (originally $20).

    16. A hard water stain remover you can t-rust to cut through even the toughest stains you were starting to think were just gonna have to be permanent fixtures in your home and your life.

    Promising review: "Okay, here is my first review in my life, as I usually can't be bothered. This product shocked me and deserves to be famous. It completely blew my mind. I have no idea what kind of magic is in this bottle but I have tried literally everything to remove the hard water drops/film/residue/whatever you call it from our glass shower door. I'm talking hard, white texture that you cannot scratch off at all! For two years. I tried harsh chemicals, industrial stuff recommended by my plumber, ammonia, soaked it in vinegar, soda etc. Then I came across this, ordered it, put some on a sponge, drew a square to test it out, couple minutes later rubbed it slightly and...ran outside screaming for hubby to come see the miracle of the glossy again, see-through shower door! No idea about other uses, but I don't even care, this is the best thing that happened in 2020 😜." —PUNIAFdesign

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

    17. A silicone dishwasher bag you'll wonder how you ever did dishes without. You can roll up smaller items in it vertically or horizontally so they'll fit anywhere and won't come out filled with water like they usually do!


    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It's perfect for when you want to separate pump parts from dirty flatware, etc. and don’t have a lot of room in your dishwasher. It’s nice thick silicone so it’s very sturdy, and BPA-free. It stretches, bends, and squeezes into small spaces. You can bend it to any shape and size you want. I’m getting this for all my new mom friends — why add another bulky crate to the dishwasher? It can hold plenty of bottle parts. Also, you can really use it for anything...measuring spoons, etc." —Anne Taylor Robertson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A memory foam gel cushion to turn your desk chair into a luxurious, not miserable, experience for your tush. Truly, how have you and your glutes been working from home for eight months without this?

    The cushion on a rolling desk chair

    It's got over 8,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "Miracle for my back troubles. I have back problems and an office job that sometimes requires me to sit in the world’s most uncomfortable chair. The first day I had to sit in that chair for a meeting, I thought I’d have to quit because my back was SO mad at me long after getting out of the chair. I bought this seat cushion and now I can’t live without it. It has a little handle on the side, which makes it easy to carry even when my hands are overflowing with papers. Only downside is that it sometimes squishes down a bit more than I would like for it to, but it works so well overall that I don’t really mind. I just readjust myself on the seat cushion or take the opportunity to walk around for a minute while it re-inflates." —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    19. A pair of sleek silicone mask applicator brushes with several benefits that'll make a mask day more effortless (and therefore more relaxing): it evenly spreads a thick layer of product without any getting caught or wasted in bristles, it's easy to clean, and reduces mess!,

    Promising review: "GAME-CHANGER! I love these! I no longer dread putting on my face products. I was using my fingers to apply the product to my face, and it was so messy and got in my nails too. When I came across these silicone brushes I knew I had to have them. They are amazing and the low price is a steal. These brushes really changed my routine. I use my facial products more often because I'm no longer worried about the annoying mess. The silicone brush is very flexible and spreads the product on my face nicely. Cleaning the brush is a simple task, just rinse and pat dry. Highly recommended!" —Wells Family

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

    20. A neutral color-blocked tote that checks all the boxes on the criteria for the perfect everyday carryall. Room for all your crap? Chic? Ethically produced? Matches everything? Check to all the above.

    A model carrying the large tan tote with a black bottom panel

    It's made from leather that's a byproduct of animals killed for meat and from tanneries that care about ethical treatment. Learn more about Nisolo's practices regarding their supply chain here and ethical worker wages here.

    Promising review: "Besides buttery soft leather, this bag is so roomy. It's perfect for work and holds my clutch/wallet, laptop, and planner, with room for all the odds and ends! Love this beautiful bag, and I feel good about carrying responsibly-sourced leather!" —Lisa S.

    Get it from Nisolo for $128 (originally $170; available in six colors).

    21. A nontoxic nail pawlish pen made just for puppers so you can fulfill your lifelong dream of doing a spa day together. In fact, their nails will probably be less of a pain to do than yours, since this stuff comes in an easy-to-apply pen form, dries quickly, and has very little scent!,

    This is the way to go if you want to give your pup a mani/pedi, since regular human polish isn't safe for them!

    Promising review: "Got this on a whim because my girlfriend wanted to paint the dog's nails. We received it really quickly and the polish went on easily and stayed on. We were cutting the grass and the dog went out and played in the fresh cut grass, running around, and it's still on! A little scuffed but still pretty much solidly on. So far two days have gone by and it's still on. We're going to get more colors." —Diaztortillas

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 13 colors).

    22. A Stasher reusable silicone bag able to survive the oven, microwave, dishwasher, freezer, and sous vide that will probably make you wonder why you ever wasted time (and plastic) using disposable versions.


    Promising review: "Start with one or two (sandwich size is a good starter) and build your stash as you get rid of the Ziploc bags in your drawers. We've been using all sizes of Stasher bags for nearly a year and haven't had any issues with a single one. We use them to keep crackers/chips/bread from getting stale after opened, to keep leftovers in the fridge or freezer, and pack sandwiches/meds/dog food or treats and so many more things. We sous vide in them, heat up food in the microwave in them, put them in the dishwasher, and marinate in them. They don't leak, they don't smell, they're easy to close and open, and they don't take up much room compared to traditional Tupperware or other food storage. If you put squishy stuff or liquid in there, soaking with baking soda and vinegar for 30 minutes can make sure the crevices don’t mold as some reviewers mention. I do this a couple of times a month regardless of what's in them. They do cost more than regular plastic bags and require more work, because obviously you don't just use them once — make the switch and stop with the single use plastics." —Maison Leach

    Get it from Amazon for $9.09+ (available in four sizes and 12 colors).

    23. A hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, anti-mold, and anti-yeast panty wash formulated by an actual gynecologist — so yes, she really *does* understand the problem you've had your whole vagina-having life and haven't wanted to talk about. It'll be delicate on your delicates but tough on all the gunk (yes, I am talking about discharge) you need to wash out of them.

    Bottles of the detergent
    Clean And Cute

    This Black-woman owned brand is the genius creation of Philly-based OB/GYN Dr. Tosha Rogers, and it's good for bras too!

    Get it from Clean & Cute for $14.99.

    24. An amazing antifungal nail treatment to give you results so satisfying, you won't even miss having a reason to say "there's a fungus among us" (even though yes, that is fun to say).

    On the left, a reviewer's toenails looking uneven and fungus-y, with the text "May 12." On the right, the same reviewer's toenails looking clearer and more even with the text "June 14"

    Promising review: "OMG. I owe this product my life. I was very embarrassed about my toenails for 16 years and always wore socks until now. My toenails were very thick and discolored; I applied this product for about a month now my toenails are completely back to normal. I can’t believe it" —Daniel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.82.

    25. A freezable headache cap that can be worn on top of your head or all the way over your eyes and that may look a little silly, but the game-changing cold and compression relief it'll provide is no laughing matter.,

    It claims to last for up to 600 uses and provide up to 35 minutes of cold per use. It even has a ponytail-friendly hole at the top, lol! Check out more life-changing headache relief products.

    Promising review: "I can’t adequately put into words how thankful I am to have come across this product. I suffer from chronic migraines and this has been very helpful when I’m suffering. It’s the perfect amount of pressure on my head while the soft ice packs (that are built in) help too. I wish I could hug the maker of this product. It’s outstanding! I’ll be ordering a second one soon, so that I will be able to switch out when ice is no longer cold. I cannot recommend enough. 10 STARS!!" —Jason Williamson

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    26. Handy silicone dish gloves with scrubby bristles on the inner palm and fingers that'll change the way you do dishes forever. Why bother reaching for sponges and brushes when you can ~hand~le all the gunk with your own digits?

    They'd work great for other cleaning tasks, too!

    Promising review: "These gloves make cleaning and washing dishes much easier and more efficient. They foam up quite well and scrub dishes just as well as any sponges. They'll save me a lot from buying sponges. The silicone is nice and thick, and the bristles are nicely compact and scrub well. Definitely worth the price." —Joseph Ho

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    27. An absolutely amazing and iconic Disney logo belt that's basically a required purchase for anyone who loves fashion and Disney in equal measure (same). Forget the houses of Gucci, Feragamo, Chanel, etc. — this season it's all about the House of Mouse.

    The black belt with a gold Disney "D" buckle
    Box Lunch

    Note that it's an extra-wide belt made for rocking with dresses and skirts rather than jeans!

    Get it from Box Lunch for $29.90 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    28. The Lip Bar's Skin Serum Foundation, which'll do everything you've ever wanted your foundation to do: last all day, come in a shade that's perfect for you, and save you time in your beauty routine. How, you ask? It's made with hyaluronic acid so it's like a serum and foundation in one, and it's got an easy built-in brush pen design — just click the top to dispense product onto it!

    The Lip Bar

    It's cruelty-free and vegan and it comes in so many shades that you're sure to find your perfect match. Plus it's from a Black woman-owned business that focuses on inclusivity in the beauty world!

    Promising review: "I’m very impressed. As someone who knows nothing about makeup, I found this super easy to apply. I used the shade matcher on the site and it matches me PERFECTLY. I can hardly tell I’m wearing makeup. Plus I wore it on a super hot day where I was sweating a bunch and my face was unbothered. By the time I made it home that evening it was still looking good!" —Shaquilla B.

    Get it from The Lip Bar for $28 (available in 26 shades).

    29. A vegan pair of Dr. Martens so animal-friendly shoppers can finally get their feet into a pair of these classic and durable boots that'll take every outfit from zero to badass in seconds.

    model wearing the thick-soled black combat boots
    Dr. Martens

    Promising review: "I am currently working as a delivery driver and these have been a lifesaver. Super comfortable and help with traction. I have not had any issues breaking in so far and I’ve been wearing them at least two weeks. I receive many compliments on my outfit whenever I wear them. Love that they are vegan and waterproof." —Sara D.

    Get them from Dr. Martens for $150 (available in women's sizes 5-12 and men's sizes 6-14).

    30. Majorly space-saving hangers to transform your tiny closet into something you can work with until the day you can afford to move into a mansion with a Cher Horowitz-type closet with room for your whole wardrobe.

    There are hanger hooks on both ends, so you can attach either one (like in the pics above for maximum space-saving) or both (to hang easily-wrinkled clothes a little farther apart) sides to your closet rod. Each one has five slots for more hangers, so one set can store up to 50 pieces.

    Promising review: "TEARS OF JOY. Okay, I know that's dramatic, but I cannot say enough about how these hangers have transformed my tiny, odd-shaped closet. I was so desperate for more space, I was considering spending big bucks to have a professional come in and redesign the space. Then I found these and it's like my hanging space quadrupled! It feels downright luxurious in my closet now. I can see all my clothes and nothing is squished together like it used to be. I can also comfortably add a substantial amount of clothing and would still have room to grow. BUY THESE IMMEDIATELY!" —milanina77

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $12.49+ (available in two colors).

    31. A Rapid Ramen Cooker with over 2,000 5-star reviews that's a lazy cook's dream — it can cook your noodles in the microwave in three minutes and must have been designed by someone with a pretty genius ~noodle~ themselves.

    A reviewer's cooked ramen in the black rectangular bowl

    It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe! Plus, since you use less water, you can also use less seasoning and therefore reduce your sodium intake. It was presented on Shark Tank, and the Black-owned company now makes rapid cookers for everything from noodles to oatmeal to desserts!

    Promising review: "Possibly the best thing I have ever purchased. Like legit, it cooks the ramen perfectly and it's super easy to clean. I gave the red one to my friend who is also an avid ramen lover. I don't even put the flavoring in anymore — I can just mix in kimchi with some fish and it's like using spaghetti. Seriously sweet when you don't want to clean up a million pots and pans or wait or sweat your butt off over a hot stove." —P Y

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94+ (available in four colors).

    32. A classic Levi's denim jacket to fill the GAPING hole that surely exists in your wardrobe if you don't already have a go-to jean jacket., Amazon

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking forever for a high-quality denim jacket with just the right amount of authentic fade but at an affordable price. I should have known to check out Levi’s first! This jacket is soft yet structured. The denim has a little personality and fade but still goes with everything. The fit is right on point. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than this!" —FitGirlInFlight

    Get it from Amazon for $34.54+ (available in sizes XS-4X and in 14 colors).

    33. And finally, the Schitt's Creek Funko Pop! figure of your fave character you've literally been dreaming of since you first watched the pilot.


    Pssst...when you order the David one, you're most likely to get the classic David shown above, but you've got about a one in six chance of getting the "chase" edition of David from the Season 2 premiere in his iconic Helmut Lang mohawk hoodie.

    Get Alexis for $10.99 and David for $16.99, both from Amazon, and get the rest of the fam here.

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