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    24 Things Under $5 That I Think You Absolutely Need In Your Life

    Yes, you read that right — Under. Five. Dollars.

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    1. A double-sided tongue scraper and brush, aka the oral hygiene gadget you never knew you needed. Buh-bye, bad breath and aftertastes, I won't miss you.

    2. A bar of fancy French shea butter soap without the fancy price tag. That plus the over 3,000 positive reviews have me saying "Oui, s'il vous plaît."

    3. NYX Butter Gloss, a buildable lipgloss beloved by over 2,800 reviewers that actually won't leave your lips all sticky like the other glosses you've tried over the years.

    4. Wonderfully whimsical fine-tip llama pens you're gonna wanna al-pack-a in your work bag ASAP.

    5. Pus-absorbing, pimple-eliminating patches over 2,600 reviewers rely on to zap their zips faster than they ever thought possible.

    6. A miraculous rust stain-removing spray that'll give you serious bang (and OMG-worthy results) for your buck. Trust me.

    7. DampRid moisture absorber, which comes in handy little tubs that'll mil-dew a great job of keeping the air free of that icky, humid smell that's the one thing you're not looking forward to when the weather gets warmer.

    8. A handy lip balm holder clip that's exactly the product anyone who's always losing their Chapstick (aka me, you, and probably everyone) has needed all their lives.

    9. The Cat Dancer, a super-simple wire toy that every cat and owner alike will become paws-itively obsessed with. It's the under-$2 way to get your cat to perform the most hilarious antics of their nine lives, so I suggest having a camera ready.

    10. Microfiber makeup-removing cloths capable of getting your whole face clean with — get this — just good ol' water.

    11. A precious and ridiculously affordable cat spoon that can conveniently perch on your cup and provide a smile on mornings when you're ~feline~ blue.

    12. A blow dry accelerating spray for anyone who wants great hair without the wait. You've got places to go, people to see. In the immortal words of a certain sea witch, you're a very busy person who hasn't got all day.

    13. A unique sticker from a favorite fandom like Harry Potter or Schitt's Creek that'll generate approximately a zillion compliments from fellow geeks when you pop it on your laptop or water bottle.

    14. Milani eyeshadow primer to lock in the gorgeous ~lewk~ you spent so much time on this morning. No way you're letting it go to waste.

    15. A convenient laundry detergent cup holder that rests neatly under the detergent jug to stop you from making your usual soapy mess. Because anything that makes laundry less of a pain in the butt is a must-have, IMHO.

    16. A simple-yet-brilliant bracelet fastener so you can actually fasten a clasp by yourself without wishing you had an extra limb.

    17. A whimsical and helpful little frog sink strainer that's toad-ally ready to help you keep icky food debris out of your drain.

    18. Coty Airspun loose face powder, a magical setting powder that over 5,000 reviewers use to help them really, truly slay all day.

    19. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet that's so simple yet game-changing. It might even save you from having ANOTHER fight with your S.O. or roommate when they throw their icky cereal bowl in with the dishes you JUST. FREAKING. WASHED.

    20. Strong and cute mini cactus magnets for a fun fridge update that definitely doesn't succ(ulent).

    21. OMG-worthy over-the-knee Pusheen socks to add some much-need cattitude to every outfit.

    22. A frosting spatula that'll totally take your baking game to the next level (extra Instagram likes are basically included).

    23. A fun Disney face mask to make your self care routine about a million times more magical.

    24. And a LOL-worthy nose pencil sharpener that's a bargain that's nothing to sneeze at.

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