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    27 Products That'll Help Solve Problems You Thought You Were Just Gonna Have To Live With

    You can't solve all the world's problems right now, but you *can* banish some of life's little annoyances.

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    1. A tube of hair finishing cream that's like a magic wand to make flyaways *disappear*.,

    Promising review: "Finally a solution! It works! Ever since I had my daughter nine years ago, I've had baby fly-away hairs and frizziness. My hair is super thin at the top and I hate having tons of hair spray or gel that makes it look greasy or heavy and chunky. This stuff is sooo light when you brush it through your hair — no nasty evidence or shine. I have no idea how it works, but I am so happy! I will buy this again once I run out. It's super easy to use. It's so smooth and doesn't look like I have product in my hair at all." —Tony & Pep

    Get from Amazon for $7.98.

    2. Tend Skin Solution, which over 2,500 reviewers swear by for eliminating those annoying, seemingly inevitable razor bumps once and for all.

    Promising review: "I honestly didn't think this was going to work. My legs have been covered in ingrown hairs since I was 12 (so 17 years now). I've tried just about every scrub and remedy there is. I received this today and used it with a scrub brush thing immediately. I scrubbed with the brush first for a couple minutes and followed that with Tend Skin. I've attached a picture of what one of my legs looks like now and just before using the products I bought. This is after one use. I'm excited to see what my legs will look like after a week! I never wear shorts, and I rarely wear skirts and dresses. That will change after this." —Raquel

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95 and get an exfoliating brush from Amazon for $5.49.

    3. A bitter-tasting nail polish that'll help you kick even the most stubborn (and germy) nail-biting habit. Wait, you mean I might actually let my nails get long enough to file for the first time in my life? Am I dreaming?

    Over 5,900 reviewers swear by it!

    Promising review: "I'm 30 years old and I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember. And I'm not talking about a little nibble here and there, I'm talking about biting them until they were bleeding or it was too painful to continue, then I would move onto the next finger. When I was out of fingers I would move on to my cuticles. I had tried everything imaginable to stop the habit. I would never last more than a couple days without starting up again. I figured if anything had a chance at working it would be this product. This product is advertised as having a bad taste to curb your desire to bit your nails, so I painted it onto a finger, let it dry for a couple minutes, and then took a lick. At first didn't taste like anything, but then the taste hit me! It's one of the worst tastes I have ever come across and it lingered for a good five minutes or more! I'm not saying I'm cured yet, but I went from being a highly addicted nail biter to having not bitten my nails or cuticles in the past two weeks. I have almost zero urge to do so. Both my nails and cuticles are growing out and have actually required trimming and shaping. Now I catch myself lifting a finger to my mouth and thinking, 'if I bite that nail I'm going to taste that nasty stuff,' and I quickly put my hand back down!" —ChrisB.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    4. A hairbrush cleaning tool for anyone who, like me, becomes disgusted by hair the second it is no longer attached to a head and always procrastinates cleaning buildup from their brushes so they don't have to — *gasp* — touch it. This thing is a martyr who's willing to deal with that grossness for you.

    The reviewer above got such amazing results by using this tool along with soaking their brush in a Dawn and diluted vinegar solution!

    Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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


    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. We bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! They're the kind of thing you'll never know how you lived without before." —LinseyB

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. An ingenious cereal cup with separate holes for the milk and cereal, so you can simply take a sip of the perfect, non-soggy breakfast (with a perfect milk-to-cereal ratio, of course) from anywhere. Bowls and spoons? I don't know them.


    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS CUP SO MUCH!!! It's amazing, life-changing. Truly revolutionary. Changes the whole game. I use it every morning when I leave for work in a rush because I'm always late. No spoons or anything needed, and fits in the cup holder perfectly. It’s easy to clean and easy to use. The cereal to milk ratio is perfect, I’m never left with too much milk and not enough cereal or vice versa." —Esli Pinto
    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    7. A giant foot file that'll make even the most chronically crusty tootsies smooth — and that's no small feet.

    This miracle worker has got over 3,600 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes!! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    8. 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.

    This little dude absorbs moisture, so you can also keep him dry and pop him in a bag of chips to help them stay fresh!

    Promising review: "Unbelievable! The brown sugar I had was in the original opened bag. It was so hard that I had to break it into pieces with a hammer in order to fit it into a new airtight container I bought. According to the instructions, I soaked the Brown Sugar Bear in water and then put it on top of the rock-hard brown sugar chunks and closed the lid. It took a few days, but the brown sugar is now completely soft. I am truly amazed at how well this worked." —KK Vegas

    Get it from Amazon for $5.35.

    9. A champagne stopper that doesn't just reseal your precious bottle, but also increases the pressure inside to preserve the bubbles. That way, you can pour an individual glass and save the rest for another day. Which is good, because it's looking like you're gonna have a lot of nights chilling at home alone for a while.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    You can even mark the date you opened it on the top of the stopper!

    Promising review: ""I love bubbles — champs, cava, prosecco, sparkling rose — they just know how to bring the party! But no one likes when sparkling wine goes flat, or you feel like you can't just have one or two glasses without ruining the whole bottle. So I went on Amazon and found the best champagne stopper I could find and immediately hit 'add to cart.' What a great purchase! This little bb is so easy to use — just pop it on top of the bottle, push the metal sides in so it clamps on, then push the top button several times to vacuum seal and preserve the bubs. Then when you next want a glass, spritz, or mimosa, you'll hear that same *POP* you heard when first taking out the cork — and the effervescence you so crave will be fully intact. Plus, you can confidently store your leftover bottle on its side in your fridge; I've had zero leakage problems with this thus far!" —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed shopping editor (check out her full review here, #1)

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    10. A battery-powered fabric defuzzer, in case you thought that your old favorite, pill-covered sweater was officially out of commission. You'll be happy to be proved wrong.

    Jessie Gaynor / BuzzFeed,

    It's got 8,000+ positive reviews and three depth settings so you can get a just-right shave. And the lint-collecting compartment detaches so it's super easy to empty! Get the required AA batteries here, and check out one BuzzFeeder's rave review of this defuzzer.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in a last attempt to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m de-pilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. I’m obsessed. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything de-pilled. Everyone needs to own this." —Sydney Jensen

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

    11. Double shower hooks that'll allow you to swap out just your curtain or just your liner without having to basically dismantle your whole shower setup every time. Let's leave the shower curtain struggles to the Bates Motel, shall we?


    Because yes, changing your shower curtain liner before these WAS a Hitchcock-level nightmare, thank you very much!

    Promising review: "Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the bar." —CASEINPOINT

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $8.26+ (available in three colors).

    12. A genius dish squeegee sure to make anyone who has ever done dishes and touched icky leftover food or struggled to clean up a countertop spill say, "Where have you been all my life?!?!"


    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe! Plus, one side is curved so it works on bowls as well as plates.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. We live in a studio apartment with a small kitchenette. Our sink likes to spray everywhere, and we don't have a garbage disposal. This product is not only is fantastic at scraping food off of our plates (so it doesn't go down the drain), but it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere!!" —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover, a pumice stone with a handy handle sure to produce results that'll bowl you over. I'm talking getting rid of hard water stains you thought would still be there when your grandkids come to visit in 2065.

    It's great for hard water marks in the tub, too!

    Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. The picture above is after just five minutes with the stone. I had tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail, but this stone worked instantly! I will be buying several more! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple. I was able to completely do almost two toilets that looked awful with one stone!" —CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $10.09.

    14. A miraculous diamond-cleaning stick that just might reveal your gems to be even more gorgeous than you thought and get them to shine as bright as Rihanna said they would — without paying a jeweler to do it.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this amazing stick.

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this...*oh my goodness*! After one use, my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster, for its beauty, for what it represents...and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. I highly recommend this, it's an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    15. An easy wood-repairing marker and wax stick set so you can fill in and cover those scratches you've been meaning to do something about for ages...without spending all that coin to repair or replace your floors and furniture.

    One reviewer even said it was perfect for filling in worn shoe soles!

    Promising review: "For $10 you can cover up so many scratches that you couldn't buy a house big enough to run out of ink. I've had this for just four hours, but I fixed a table that was scratched when I moved it, kitchen cabinets, chairs, a wine rack, and some hardwood flooring. It does a good job at covering the scratches to a point where you have to stare at a spot to notice it, but don't expect it to make your furniture to look brand new again. But for $10 you can make your furniture look reasonable! Would highly recommend to anyone who has pets who scratch the !@#$ out of their wood furniture." —Phaedrus

    Get six markers, six wax sticks, and a sharpener from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A bottle of Glossier's miraculous exfoliating toner that's so good at solving skincare woes from acne to redness, it's literally called Solution.


    It's cruelty- and paraben-free and vegan! Plus, it helps skin look smoother and softer. Talk about a glow-up.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely over-the-moon excited about this product. This solution has helped my skin immensely. I have acne-prone skin, and it can be oily sometimes and other times very dry. I didn’t know how my skin would react when using this solution, but I took at shot at trying it anyway. My skin loved it. My skin has cleared up COMPLETELY, and it's always glowing. I am beyond happy that I bought this product and I will continue to use it!! Thanks Glossier :)" —Ella A.

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    17. The TubShroom, a possibly magical drain protector here to deliver some good news: you can actually be done with the gag-worthy process of cleaning your drain in just a few seconds.

    TubShroom Hair Catcher / YouTube

    This thing collects all the icky loose hair neatly around it (at the bottom, so you can't see it when the TubShroom is in place), so all you have to do is wipe it off! No wonder over 16,000 (!!!!!!!) reviewers swear by it.

    Promising review: "I have to say, I was a bit skeptical about this product when I first heard of it. After several recommendations from friends (and needing to find another solution for the hair clogs) I went ahead and purchased it. We are a household of three women, two with short hair and one with long hair, not to mention several family member visits a month with multiple people having longer hair. Oh, and a medium-haired dog that gets washed in the shower. I tried three other drain catchers while I was waiting for this one to arrive. None could hold up, and frankly they were nasty to clean out. I removed the metal catcher with a screwdriver and placed the Shroom in its place (as directed by the printed instructions on the box). The first shower was a grand success. Not only was the water able to properly drain (goodbye standing in a pool of your own dirty bathwater!!!!) but the hair dropped into the catcher without it collecting on the top (so it was not visible when taking a shower). Once I was done, I didn't think it had worked, since all the hair drained. But little did I know it was draining into the spool. All the hair that had gone down was indeed caught and very, very simple to remove from the spool. I grabbed tissue and just peeled the hair off and threw it in the trash. Voila! I don't know why I ever hesitated. I like it so much and it is so useful. It is the item you never knew you needed nor wanted. But now that I have it, I am so much better for it." —Montserrat Covis

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in five colors).

    18. Unicorn Gold toilet spray, because I'm sure you thought that poop smell was just an inevitable part of life. False! This magical stuff uses REAL GOLD PARTICLES to kill stink molecules in the air, plus essential oils to coat the water and trap odors in the toilet bowl.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I initially used it for a trip to London where I was sharing a tiny bathroom with my best friend and her husband in our Airbnb apartment. We all used it and NEVER had to put up with any poop smell at all!! I now use it in my house on the daily and I feel SO spoiled. I don't even know what poop smells like anymore! My fiancé loved it too, and made me get the Squatty Potty stool to go along with it. Pooping has never been so pleasant!" —Leslie B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three scents and two sizes).

    19. A simply brilliant bracelet-fastening tool that'll allow you to hold one end of your bauble steady. Because let's face it, lobster clasp bracelets weren't made for people who live alone and that's an injustice.


    Promising review: "I can't believe I waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception, so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they're slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    20. The Drop Stop, a car seat gap filler to prevent you from ever losing anything in the depths of your vehicle again, and sure to make you wonder, why aren't all cars just made like this?!?!


    Promising review: "The gap between the seat and center console in our car is big enough to lose french fries and debit cards in, but not big enough to fit my adult hand when I try to retrieve anything. Now, with the Drop Stop, I don't have to worry about it anymore. It's great when it keeps things from going into the Gap of No Return. Once, I was in the car by myself and I literally said out loud, 'Thank you, Drop Stop,' like I was in an infomercial." —Rhett A Lahey

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A zipper repair kit that'll make fixing the fastenings on bags and jackets without the help of a pro (or just giving up and tossing the item) a breeze even if you're not at all handy.


    The kit includes 11 replacement zippers in common sizes and designs, four bottom stopper replacements and six top stopper replacements, plus illustrated instructions and access to a customer service line that'll help you figure out exactly the replacement part you need.

    Promising review: "Incredibly easy! Big money saver! Amazing! Within ten minutes of opening the package I had repaired the zippers on two ski jackets. A tailor wanted $14 each to replace the zippers and I would have had to provide the zippers. It came with enough parts to fix several more. Wish I had known about this handy product a long time ago." —gbdoc

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    22. A clever soap-saving dish so your bars will last way longer and you won't ever have to deal with the buildup of that icky, half-dissolved soap gunk (that's the technical terminology) ever again. *Shudders*


    The base is a suction cup, so it won't tip over even though it's on an angle.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best things I have EVER bought. I love this! It keeps bars of soap BONE DRY, with virtually NO gummy buildup on the bottom. After your shower, just leave the soap in the dish, and the next time you reach for it, it will be in perfect shape. I plan to buy one of these, not only for every sink in the house, but for my mom's house too." —Deborah from Los Angeles

    Get it from Amazon for $10.43.

    23. An absolutely inspired car dipping sauce holder that'll clip to your vents and hold your precious condiments. Where has this been your whole chicken-nugget-eating life???

    It's designed to be able to hold different sizes of sauce containers depending on whether you position them horizontally or vertically, and it even comes with a removable tray you can squeeze sauce packets into.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention ever! I’m a sauce queen and this allows me to have sauce in my car without wasting it! Who ever invented this knows my love language!" —Quintana

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    24. An amazing shed-reducing brush here to show owners of even the hairiest housemates they don't have to resign to their furniture being covered in layers of fur 24/7.,

    It's got over 14,000 positive reviews!!! It also has an ejector button for disposing the hair with ease. Learn more about how and how often to use a de-shedding tool like this here.

    Promising review: "This product is a dream come true. While providing a temporary home for a Golden Retriever, I have tried different types of brushes with a modicum of success. A friend has long-haired cats and used the cat version with great success. So I decided it was worth a try. First, this product combs through the long hair of the golden retriever without any problems or binding at all. Very smooth. As we are coming out of the cooler weather, the dog has a lot of under fur. This product removed it without any issues. Second, the button on the back side clears the hair instantly. No binding and the product tracks properly. Third, the handle is very comfortable, even with my big hands. The shape is very good and it does not wiggle around in my hand at all. Very easy to use. Fourth, this product just works! After less than 15 minutes, I thought I had a second dog. I have never had a brush of any type that worked so efficiently and quickly. I brushed the dog again about a week later, and the first brushing was so thorough, I got very little additional fur from the dog. Dogs shed. That is a fact. But this has reduced the shed factor so much, I cannot say enough about this great product. After the initial brushing, a quick follow up is all I needed." —SA Baker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five sizes and for short- or long-haired pups). Get one for cats here.

    25. A super affordable rust stain remover that'll banish even the most impossible stains with zero scrubbing. Because, sing it with me, "I don't want no scrubbing!"

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this spray.

    Promising review: "Everyone needs this product! I don't write reviews, but I do read them before I buy anything. I just had to write one for this product. Seeing is believing. These are before and after pictures of our bathtub. It was gross and orange rust-stained. Not even Mr. Clean Magic Erasers touched the stains. But now it's shiny and looks brand new. I sprayed it on (yes, it's more of a liquid than a gel but it still works). I came back an hour later and wiped it off. No elbow grease needed. The majority of the rust was gone — the only thing left was soap scum and that easily wiped away. I'll be buying this stuff again!" —NMP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    26. DressWeights, heroic little weights that adhere to your hem to prevent a Marilyn Monroe moment. Because every day should have the potential be a dress day, even when it's windy as heck.


    The adhesive is strong but removable, so they can be used again and again!

    Promising review: "These are, hands down, a complete lifesaver. I recently attended a multi-day conference event, where wardrobe malfunctions weren't an option. Add in mid-Atlantic summer breezes and skirts and well, you have a potential disaster on your hands, right? NO. These babies will keep your hemlines down where they belong, and they work hard without being cumbersome. They're lightweight but dense, can easily be adjusted or moved without removing the backing, and they come in their own case — what more could you ask for?" —tahlia pankau

    Get a set of four from DressStrong on Etsy for $15.04 or from DressWeights for $15.

    27. An amazing leather and suede cleaning brush that'll swoop in like a superhero to save your splurge-worthiest shoes that you thought you'd totally ruined after one walk in wet grass.

    The brush actually has four parts — a soft bristle side and a hard bristle side, plus curved edges to tackle even the hard-to-reach parts of your suede goods.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought for sure they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. I was so impressed. It's absolutely worth getting and trying for yourself! Scuff marks take a bit more time to improve, but they do look better after brushing them." —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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