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    42 Products That Have A Job To Do And Do It Well

    These products deserve a promotion — and a purchase — ASAP.

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    1. A handy little knife sharpener designed to be easily held against the edge of your counter so you won't scratch up your surfaces when sharpening. It's efficient, effective, get the point.

    Hand using the small black sharpener resting against the edge of a counter

    2. A peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oil roll-on headache and migraine relief stick that I personally swear by, so you can stop taking so much ibuprofen and finally get your head in the game.

    3. Hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and paraben-free makeup brush-cleaning "shampoo" to have your beloved brushes suds-enly looking like new.

    A reviewer holding a makeup brush that is brown with powder, then the same brush clean and white

    4. A Luv Scrub, aka an exfoliating nylon bath cloth inspired by a common grooming routine product used in West Africa. The long and stretchy cloth will exfoliate, turn each shower into a a spa-like experience, and leave you with remarkably soft skin. Can a regular wash cloth do that? Didn't think so.

    The scrubs in orange, mint, pink and navy blue in their packaging

    5. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes, which seriously live up to their name. Like, I think you could actually keep a plant alive if you tried this stuff (and I know that's no easy task).

    6. The simple-yet-brilliant Cat Dancer, which has a tiny price tag and only one job — you guessed it, to make your cat dance. This ridiculous-antic-inducing gizmo is under $3, but your feline's pure joy will be priceless.

    7. Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner, a beeswax and orange oil formula that's basically like a spa treatment for your wood surfaces. In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.

    8. A genius dongle case that can clip to a keyring and is made to do the job that literally everyone with an iPhone needs done — aka keeping your dongle where you can find it without turning your bag and all your pockets inside out.

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

    9. A natural shoe deodorizing spray made with lemongrass, mint, and tea tree essential oils that over 3,000 positive reviewers say can save even those shoes so stinky, you'd considered banishing them to a deep circle of Hell.

    10. Shockingly effective water bottle cleaning tablets that deserve a medal or something, since we all know that getting your trusty beverage container TRULY clean is a nearly impossible feat.

    11. Pur Home multi-surface scrub cleaning powder, an eco-friendly, nontoxic, and paraben- and cruelty-free option that'll clean pretty much anything just as well as its far less natural competitors.

    A hand holding up a tub of the powder in the lavender scent

    12. Efficient five-blade herb scissors to make all that slicing and dicing a thing of the past. Plus, with over 1,000 5-star reviews, you know they're ~a cut above~ the rest.

    13. Adjustable bed sheet fasteners that'll actually keep your fitted sheet in place ONCE 👏 AND 👏 FOR 👏 ALL. Really.

    The fastener on the underside of a mattress

    14. Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner, which reviewers claim to be the best of the best. Getting the perfect cat eye might not be as impossible as you thought.

    15. Possibly heaven-sent pimple patches here to suck every last bit of gunk out of that nasty zit that appeared on your chin this morning. Gross work, but someone — or something's — gotta do it.

    16. A durable, top-rated Bare Minerals concealer brush that may be a bit more of a splurge than your usual brushes, but it'll be worth it when you pretty much never want or need to buy another concealer brush again.

    the brush

    17. Colorful Sharpie fine-tip art pens capable of producing lines so bright and clean I'm amazed we're even allowed to show you them on this website — they're borderline porn for office supply lovers.

    18. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink liquid lipstick, which is not one of those products that's content to just pay ~lip service~ and claim it'll last all day. This stuff actually will.

    Above, reviewer wearing a red lip. Below, the reviewer wearing the lipstick which is only  slightly faded

    19. A ~sweet~ little clay bear who's more than just a cute face. Add water to him, and he'll soften brown sugar you'd thought had hardened past use.

    20. A pair of go-everywhere, ridiculously cool and comfy Adidas sneakers, aka the footwear ~sole~mate we're all searching for to anchor our casual wardrobe. Your future errands outfits, workouts, and outdoor excursions are all counting on these babies, but they can handle it.

    The black knit sneakers with thick white soles

    21. A vegan foot scrub made with granulated pumice and essential oils ready to give your crusty tootsies a makeover. In addition to exfoliating, it'll help parched feet absorb lotion more easily.

    22. Drop Stop seat gap fillers, which are basically superheroes disguised as pieces of neoprene. They'll rescue your phone, keys, and change from falling into the abyss between your car seats ever damn day.

    23. Remarkably clever and reliable spray bottle hangers to save tons of space in cabinets, laundry rooms, bathrooms, or anywhere you store cleaning products. You just stick 'em to the wall like you would a regular Command strip — which means they can adhere super strongly to multiple surfaces without leaving damage or requiring you to break out a hammer and nails.

    A reviewer's wall with eight spray bottles each mounted on one of these hangers

    24. Beauty Pie's One Palette Wonder, which lives up to its name by providing everything you need for your everyday beauty look all in one handy place. It's got blush, bronzer, highlighter, and three shadows and can pretty much put all your single-product compacts out of business.

    25. Athena Club's natural, plant-based, aluminum- and cruelty-free deodorant, a product whose one job is to deal with your stinky pits, and it can handle it. Trust me — it will make you take back pretty much everything bad you've ever said about natural deodorant.

    The pink cylindrical tube with the caption "Natural deo that actually works!" with a heart eyes emoji

    26. CND SolarOil, a low-key magical oil here to banish brittle nails and dry cuticles for good. Nailed it!

    27. A hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, anti-mold, and anti-yeast panty wash formulated by an actual gynecologist — so yes, she knows how to get the job done. 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.

    a bottle of the detergent

    28. A stunningly effective diamond cleaning stick precise enough to clean every every last corner of your most prized gems and get them to shine as bright as Rihanna said they would.

    A before and after or a reviewer's ring looking cloudy then sparkling clear

    29. Glisten Disposal Care foaming cleaner, which'll not only quickly stop your garbage disposal from smelling like something died down there, but also look dang cool doing it.

    30. Magical makeup remover cloths that can remove basically a whole face of makeup with JUST WATER. Sorry, disposable wipes — you've been cancelled.

    31. Or a gentle, vegan, and cruelty-free makeup-removing cleanser that actually won't leave your skin feeling dry and drained, thanks to nourishing ingredients like sunflower seed oil and grape seed oil.

    32. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, which has over 9,000 5-star reviews and will ~work work work~ to take your natural makeup look to a whole new level with its full coverage and range of shades designed to fit every skin tone.

    33. An ingenious washable, reusable, cotton-blend towel made to do (and excel at) one very specific job. Namely, absorb all the grease from your bacon with less waste than just using a paper towel.

    bacon sitting on the quilted towel

    34. Mid-weight merino wool hiking socks that are quick-drying, temperature-regulating, cushioned, and versatile enough to become your go-to pair. And here you thought all socks were equally good at being socks. Sorry, none can go ~toe to toe~ with these.

    35. Bar Keepers Friend multi-surface cleanser, which'll probably make you wonder why all any other cleaning products exist when this stuff can do the job better than any of them.