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

    Vaccine card holders, a way to finally organize your container and lid drawer, a product that'll keep guacamole fresh for days, and *more*.

    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 funny but genius burger holder to change the way you eat your fave fast food forever. No more spilling on your shirt, losing precious toppings out the back of the bun, or having to strategically calculate which bites to take for minimum mess. It's great for when you're on the go without real plates available, too.

    Amazon

    It's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I have neuropathy and everything I pick up to eat turns into a squashed mess, so as soon as I saw this I ordered it. First hamburger I've eaten without it turning into a mess in years. I loaded up the burger with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and mayo, and every bite was delicious!! I LOVE IT!!!!!" —Paul Roup

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    2. A Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor with a built-in bikini trimmer on the other end that's an absolute must-have for anyone who's been looking for a way to shave ~down there~ and everywhere with ease — take it from me.

    reviewer holding the pink double-ended razor
    amazon.com

    These razors have been my go-tos for years, and the trimmer is shockingly sturdy for one attached to a drugstore razor. The regular razor end is a great moisturizing razor on its own, too, so you can totally reach for this on days when you're not, uh, planing to make a trip into the bush. It's so easy to use as soon as you open it — just pop the one included battery in and it's ready. I won't be without one of these in my shower!

    Promising review: "I'm kicking myself for not getting this years ago. Not to be too graphic, but I know when I was reading reviews before I decided to buy it that what I really wanted to know is if it will work on thick, coarse hair, if it's easier than trimming with scissors, and if it feels safer. The answer is YES, YES, and YES! I'm not worried about cutting myself and I can trim really quickly. What would usually take me 15 minutes took me less than five. I'm not a 'totally bare' person, but I do want it neat and short. If you want completely bare this isn't for you, but if you want to trim it's perfect. Even comes with the battery. Highly recommend." —Jessie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58 (or $11.95 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    3. A small-but-mighty pet hair scraper to get into every tough-to-reach place and collect every last bit of fuzz your fur baby has left behind. If your pet sheds, salvation is here — and it can fit in the palm of your hand.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My family drove from Wisconsin to Washington with our yellow lab. I didn't think my van would ever be the same again. I bought this tool and was super skeptical, but I was desperate. THIS TOOL LEFT ME SPEECHLESS!!!! After finishing (it did take a bit of time, the tool is small) my floors and seats of my van look BRAND-NEW!!! I would pay triple the amount I paid for this tool. I've never seen anything like it! We own a pretty heavy duty shop vacuum and it didn't even scratch the surface. We also tried every type of pet/lint roller we could find and nothing came close. This tool will blow your mind! After cleaning out our van, I immediately messaged all friends and family with pets (yes, it really is that good!). Don't waste any more time or money on other products. This simple tool will do a better job than you could ever imagine! A MUST own for any pet owner!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    4. The cult-fave Instant Pot Duo, a programmable wonder that can serve as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, sauté pan, steamer, and rice cooker. All you have to do is toss in your ingredients and hit a button, and let this baby take it from there. You'll never cook the same again.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out BuzzFeed's full Instant Pot review.

    Promising review: "I use this for everything! How did I live without this before??? I live in a Sprinter van full-time and was using an induction burner for cooking, but since I've gotten this little gem, I haven't used the induction burner once! This is so easy to use, and it's the perfect size for one or two people. I've been making a lot of stews, and I'll sauté the onions, carrots, and meat (if I'm using meat) then add everything else, seal it, and set it for seven minutes on high pressure. I let it release naturally and have a perfectly cooked, tasty meal every time. This gives me enough for four or five servings. I also quick-soaked beans the other day by covering them with water, hitting pressure for five minutes, then letting it release naturally and let it sit (not on 'keep warm') for a couple of hours. I'll often make dinner right after I reheat my lunch, and make sure the 'keep warm' function is on. I'm able to drive with it in my sink and have a hot, healthy, delicious meal waiting for me when I'm done driving. I've even baked banana bread in it!!! So exciting, because I don't have an oven. It turned out SO good!" —The Galavan

    Get it from Amazon for $63.94+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A vaccine card holder with a handy clip, because you *finally* got the one thing you truly couldn't live without — the vaccine — and need a way to store your records accordingly. Especially since they decided make those cards way too big to fit in a regular wallet (but hey, you won't hear me complaining)!

    the holders in various colors, with a clear front to show the card and a keyring and large lobster clasp on the top
    SparklePickleStore/Etsy

    It's from a small business in Katy, Texas (which, coincidentally, is the town I was named after...long story) that makes lots of adorable accessories, especially stuff for wearing and storing pandemic supplies like masks, vaccine cards, and hand sanitizer bottles.

    Get it from SparklePickleStore on Etsy for $11 (available in 20 colors).

    6. An all-natural, paraben-free hair follicle serum that'll condition and strengthen your strands to help prevent breakage. You only need two or three drops every day or two, so one bottle is a small investment that'll change your hair game and last you a loooooong time. Oh, and it smells pretty too.

    Butter By Keba

    Butter by Keba is a Black woman-owned business specializing in natural fragrances and hair and body products.

    Promising review: "This serum is everything. You don’t need much. I applied just a couple drops daily and the results are real. Little to no breakage between washes. Worth every dime." —Lisa

    Get it from Butter by Keba or Amazon for $15.

    7. Sleep-saving LED light-blocking stickers to take the annoying lights on all your household gadgets from wayyyyy too bright to *just right*. These are lifesavers for anyone who's ever stared with loathing at their clock in the middle of the night, wishing they could somehow reprogram it to be less bright and obnoxious.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Works as advertised. Didn't realize how badly I needly these in my life! I have a media PC in my living room under my TV and directly across from the main couch. The LED is extremely bright and obnoxious, especially in low-light situations. One of these dimmed the LED the perfect amount and I can definitely still see that the PC is on, but without the annoying blue beacon that can be seen from space. The variety of options included guarantee that you should have the correct size to dim whatever LEDs you have. Highly recommend." —IPman501

    Get a pack of over 100 stickers from Amazon for $7.89.

    8. A set of extra-large wool dryer balls that'll allow you to quit dryer sheets for good. They help soften clothes and reduce dry time and wrinkles, and each one can be reused up to — get this – 10,000 (!!!) times.

    the three dryer balls in white, light gray, and dark gray
    Dropps

    They're from a Philadelphia-based small business specializing in eco-friendly laundry and dishwashing products!

    Promising review: "I love using these. I will not be using dryer sheets again. These keep the laundry static-free. This change is part of my quest to use less paper and plastic for the environment." —Anonymous

    Get a set of four from Dropps for $25.

    9. A beyond clever whisk with a scraper you'll wonder how you ever baked without. Not only can you very satisfyingly swipe extra batter right off the wires to make sure none is wasted, you can also use the tool as a stand to prop up the whisk in a bowl or on the counter (...or take it off and use it to scrape any excess goodness out of the bowl).

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Excellent little attachment!!!! Love this. For batter and cakes, I used this and my whisk was the easiest cleanup in years. Hey, the hubby is not always around to run off with that whisk after I scrape the bowl of every last schmear. I needed something to help with cleanup and this item does it. Easy to clean, easy to store. Wow!!! I am going to buy a few for my friends — they have kids and grandkids who will love cooking with this! If you don't have one yet, BUY ONE!! Wish I had been able to buy one 30 years ago!!" —LadyZana

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in six colors).

    10. A 20-pack of multi-surface eraser sponges that may not be the name brand, but do not mess around when it comes to messes. Like in the pics below, I imagine the sponge saying (if sponges could talk, that is) "Ha! You call yourself PERMANENT marker? We'll see about that."

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Overall, I am VERY IMPRESSED. For me, these hold up better than a Mr. Clean magic eraser. They got stains out of my kitchen counter tops, out of my bathroom sink, and even cleaned the shower so well it looked like I had bleached the whole thing! Very happy and will continue to buy in the future. I've even given some to my family to convince them how great they are." —SierraH

    Get 20 sponges from Amazon for $9.95 (or $9.45 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    11. An adjustable ergonomic computer stand, because you're no slouch. You'll wonder how you've been working from home without this baby, which can serve several functions: to convert your sitting desk to a standing desk, to prop your computer higher while sitting, or can even be used as lap desk if you're lying on the couch.

    the black stand on a reviewer's with z-shaped adjustable legs on either side, and a separate mouse rest off to the side
    amazon.com

    It also has cooling fans so your comp doesn't get too hot to handle. Plus, it has over 2,000 positive reviews!!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this. I use it every day, all day. It's great for working on your bed, the couch, as a standing desk (on top of a table) — whatever you think of, it works for. I don't use a mouse so the stand on the side is excellent for my phone. It's slippery (i.e., great for a mouse) so I put a piece of plastic wrap around it and that's perfect for adding a little friction and keeping my phone in place. As per other reviews, the pieces of plastic included to keep your mouse in place are too loose, but there are small rubbery stickers included that would work great under them to keep them in place. The fan is quiet and functional, keeping my laptop cool when it starts to overheat — which is a lot less often now that I work with this stand all the time (usually with the fan off). It also comes with a cheat sheet for popular angles and set-ups for the stand and that was awesome for getting the hang of it. Overall, amazing purchase. So happy with it and it and helps with working from home." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    12. The Guac-Lock, an amazing airtight container that'll allow you to enjoy guacamole goodness for days on end with no browning. It's the scientific advancement we always knew we needed but never thought possible — dreams really do come true.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The guac in the reviewer pic on the right is SIX days old!!!!

    Promising review: "Cannot live without it! We LOVE guacamole, and now we can keep it for up to a week (so far). It DOES keep it fresh!! We cannot believe it works! By the time you get down to small portion leftovers (about 1/2 cup) the guacamole no longer fits in the container. I wish they made a small portion container. It is easy to fill and use only the amounts you need, then close it back up." —Pamela J

    Get it from Amazon for $19.47.

    13. Or an OMG-worthy guacamole print lounge romper with adjustable straps that's ~extra~ in the best way — I'm talking extra comfy. Honestly, I can't believe we've all spent the past year lounging in sweatpants when we could have had this, the closest we will probably ever come to lounging in a bowl of *actual* guacamole.

    MeUndies

    Yes, the punny print does indeed read "You guac my world."

    Promising review: "Hell yes! I LOVE this romper! It’s the absolute perfect warm weather, throw-it-on-and-go lounge outfit. The material is very soft and comfy and I’m obsessed with the adorable bee print. It’s so bright and cheery and somehow I just feel better when I wear this. If you’re debating buying a MeUndies romper, do it! You can thank me later" —Courtney

    Get it from MeUndies for $68 (or $50 for members; available in women's sizes XS-4XL and in 16 colors and prints).

    14. Hilarious shark wineglasses to make every vino experience more fun, and I bet you didn't think that was possible. Alexa, play under-appreciated bop "Shark in the Water" by V V Brown.

    Amazon

    Everyone remembers that iconic Degrassi trailer, right?!?

    Promising review: "We use ours very often. Very cool to pour liquid into and have just the dorsal fin sticking out like the shark is in a cloud! These are my second set that I'll be gifting." —Jrandywill

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four colors and also in seahorse and starfish versions).

    15. A game-changing salicylic acid, tea tree oil, and witch hazel body acne spray, because even if we don't like to talk about it, pretty much *everyone* sometimes gets zits places other than their face. Don't turn your back on backne, people!

    A hand spraying the product
    Versed

    It's cruelty- and paraben-free and the bottle is recyclable!

    Promising review: "I love how EASY this spray is. It’s always been an issue remembering to apply acne products on my back and it’s always annoying if I miss a spot. This spray is so easy and dries fast enough and WORKS. Especially for that price!! And I’ve barely made a dent in it and it’s almost been a month. Doesn’t ball up or anything by the way. Sinks right in! No irritation. :)" —Redlipsivania

    Get it from Versed for $14.99.

    16. A handy zipper pull tool anyone who lives alone and likes to wear dresses and jumpsuits needs. Putting one on without a family member/roommate/S.O. around to help *is* possible, after all.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Because Dakota Johnson has never been more relatable than in that scene in How To Be Single where she falls all over the place while trying (and failing) to zip her dress. Big mood.

    Promising review: "I bought a new jumpsuit from Amazon and after a struggle to reach to zip it up, I couldn’t have been more pleased. It fit perfectly and needed no alterations. Then all of a sudden it hit me. 1) I would have to struggle again to pull up and down that zipper when I had to go to the bathroom, and 2) it probably wouldn’t be in the privacy of my home. So, after an embarrassing plea for help at the dentist office, I decided to look up zipper pulls and came across this. I ordered it immediately. The next time I wore my outfit, I was ready. Even though my zipper had a tiny hide-away pull, it worked perfectly. I took it with me that day in the convenient included pouch, and no longer had to dread going into the bathroom." —carolw

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    17. A KeySmart tool that can hold eight keys, clip onto other key ring items, and allow you to easily pop out the one you need. Because right now, your key ring is so crowded and noisy, people can probably hear you coming from miles away.

    Hand holding a keyring cluttered with keys and then another hand holding a keyring with all keys organized into slim red tool
    KeySmart

    You can also add on accessories like a multi-tool, clip, or stylus!

    Promising review: "This is one of those wonderful things that you didn't know existed and then immediately can't live without. I'll never carry a normal key ring again." —MCKENZIE

    Get it from KeySmart for $21.99+ (available in four colors) or Amazon for $22.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A simple-yet-brilliant lid organizer with adjustable dividers so you can finally, finally, FINALLY find the lid that actually fits the container you're using, instead of giving up and going with plastic wrap instead.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This product does exactly what it's supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.11+ (available in two sizes).

    19. Beyond handy grocery bag handles made for anyone who REFUSES to make multiple trips into the house with their baggage. These babies make it possible to carry way more at once and can even hold the bags together in the back of the car so they don't spill.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" —Rosemary Smith Dattler

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.

    20. A brilliant color-coded keyboard cover illustrating all the shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop that'll be a true game-changer for anyone who uses that app about as much as they use their email. And here you were thinking about just tattooing these shortcuts on your hands — this is a bit easier.

    the keyboard cover on a MacBook with colors, shapes, and text to indicate each key's function in photoshop
    Chic Geeks

    Chic Geeks is a Black woman-owned business specializing in gorgeous tech accessories and clever keyboard covers!

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed. Fits well and easy to read." —Heidi Winkler

    Get it from Chic Geeks for $20 (available for seven different MacBook models).

    21. A copper-infused memory foam mattress topper to take your old mattress to new heights. It's more than just cozy — it's cooling and even anti-microbial, so all you sweaty sleepers (same) won't have to ~sweat~ getting your mattress all nasty.

    Layla Sleep

    Promising review: "Layla’s memory foam topper is an extremely awesome quality product! And for a really great price too! Unlike others we had tried before at big box stores, the Layla is very comfy cozy soft (not squishy) and covered in a gorgeous, fancy fabric. It fits perfectly and doesn’t move around or slide off our bed either. THE BEST!" —Jane M.

    Get it from Layla Sleep for $149+ (available in six sizes).

    22. An adorable egg cooker that can give you up to six perfect hard-boiled eggs in 12–15 minutes, no actual boiling water required. Because you'd love to prep more of your own meals and snacks, but don't have much egg-stra time.

    Amazon, Marquaysa Battle/BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Marquaysa Battle swears by this! She writes, "I needed a quick way to make breakfast that worked with the depleted energy levels I was running on. Enter, my beloved, blessed egg cooker. This thing may be small but it makes a big difference! It comes with a removable lid, a book of instructions and recipes, a tray that holds up to six eggs, a tray for making poached eggs and omelets, and a tiny container for filling up the cooker with enough water to get your eggs to the level of 'done' that you like including soft, medium, and hard. And it's so easy to use! All you have to do is fill up the container with the amount of water you need. Then, use the bottom of the container (which has a poker) to put a tiny hole on the smaller end of each egg. Once the water is in and the eggs are properly poked, it only takes one button to get the cooking started (which is my mom's favorite thing about the egg cooker). And when the eggs are done? Those babies are DELICIOUS! I threw some Himalayan salt, paprika, and a green herb mix on mine. They taste better that way to me but I also feel like a lil' chef with the presentation 🤪. I used my egg cooker the same day I got it in the mail and I have honestly used it almost every day since."

    Check out her full Dash egg cooker review.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.46+ (available in five colors).

    23. A cherry-scented, vegan and cruelty-free super moisturizing hair mask you only need to leave on for five minutes for a deep condition that'll have you feeling like you just left a fancy salon. Will you ever go back to an actual salon again? Debatable.

    the hair mask in cute mint green packaging
    Mane Club

    It's from a small business based in NYC.

    Promising review: "Love all Mane Club products. I have well water, which ruins my hair, and this product is the only thing I have found on the market that revives it, leaving it soft, shiny, and light." —Kaylee N.

    Get one package (which can last two to three uses) from Mane Club for $3.

    24. A super clever keyring bangle that's the ultimate combo of fashion and function. If you're one of those people who loses anything that's not literally attached to their body, this was basically made for you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh, I love love love this thing! It is exactly what I needed! I’m always fumbling for a place to put my keys since my purse is small and I don’t always have pockets (thanks, women’s jeans companies for those FAKE pockets!)...anyway!!! This thing is so handy. I just put it on my wrist and go! It doesn’t hang too low and bump up against my leg when I’m driving either! Perfection! Planning on buying some as gifts! Thank you!!!" —MKelly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 45 colors and prints).

    25. A super luxe expandable wooden bath caddy, because you're telling me you've spent your whole life taking baths without a spot to store a book and snacks??? Time to fix that immediately.

    wooden caddy stretched over a tub holding a propped-up kindle, a candle, and a mug
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Take your baths to the next level! I started doing self-care Sundays and so I bought this! Super cute and has a waterproof coating on it. Comes with slip-resistant stickers so it doesn’t slip off, which is awesome!! For $30 this is great!!!" —rhiannon

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    26. The Skincare Set from cult-fave brand Glossier, which is basically the perfect skincare routine you've been working for years to develop all in one prepackaged set. After all that, turns out all you had to do was hit "add to cart."

    Glossier

    The set includes the brand's Milky Jelly Cleanser (a pH-balanced daily face wash), Priming Moisturizer (which hydrates, plumps, and just generally leaves you glowing), and Balm Dotcom (an antioxidant-rich skin and lip salve available in different flavors and tints).

    Promising review: "I was the biggest skeptic of Glossier — I didn't trust the hype. Whenever I do wear makeup, it's a full face, and I don't have a super consistent skincare routine, so I figured this wasn't the company for me. However, I have friends that gave it rave reviews and the curiosity finally got the better of me. I decided to buy the skincare set to inspire me to get more consistent about my skincare routine. I've had this set for about five days now and I am completely shook by how good my skin looks. Acne scars that I thought were a permanent part of my face are fading and my skin feels baby soft! The milky jelly cleanser is one of the only cleansers I've ever used that doesn't make my skin feel tight after. The priming moisturizer goes on smooth and actually decreases the redness in my face. I got the rose balm dot com and I almost cried when I first put it, on it smelled so good. It goes on thick and stays on your lips for a while, and it feels moisturizing without feeling heavy. I immediately ordered three more in different flavors. I now understand the hype." —Sempervirine

    Get all three from Glossier for $40 (available with eight balm varieties).

    27. A roll of unpaper towels you can just toss in the wash and reuse over and over, so yes, it is possible for even the most spill-prone people to start using fewer paper products around the house.

    roll of white fabric towels
    GreenCityLiving/Etsy

    These are from a woman-owned, Colorado-based shop that makes fabric alternatives to all sorts of disposable household products and donates 1% of proceeds to Climate Emergency Fund.

    Promising review: "Love these — I use them for everything. They wash well too!" —michellekolb4

    Get a roll of 12 from GreenCityLiving on Etsy for $68.50 (available loose or with snaps wrapped around a roll). Find more colors and prints here.

    28. And finally, an absolutely incredible pickle jar throw blanket, for anyone who's kind of a big ~dill~ — and who is gladly that one friend who always claims everyone else's pickles when they're out to lunch.

    Toynk

    Now, you too can swaddle yourself in pickles.

    Get it from Toynk or Amazon for $29.99.

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