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    31 Problem-Solving Products You'll Probably Be Really Happy You Tried

    Say goodbye to dry skin, dirty floors, wrinkled shirts, and more annoying little problems.

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    1. A set of six cable clips to keep your charger cords organized and in sight, so you don't have to dig behind your bed or on the side of your desk to find them.

    the clip stuck to a surface and holding a phone cord in place
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch Taping the cords to my desk." —bigmag

    Get them from Amazon for $6.97.

    2. A sunrise simulation alarm clock that'll get you out of bed in a more pleasant way than your annoying phone alarm — which will hopefully make you less tempted to press snooze over and over again. 🌞

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    This alarm clock allows you to set multiple alarms (one for weekdays and another for weekends or one for you and another for your spouse). You can choose from seven natural sounds, and the wake up light has seven different colors and 20 levels of warm light. Basically, it can be customized just how you want it!

    Promising review: "I really like this alarm clock. The wake up light is adjustable, as are nature sounds that really come in handy. The fact that it’s also an FM receiver and can charge devices with an output USB option is a huge bonus!!" —Diego Leyva-Estrada

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    3. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets so your favorite travel mug can look brand new again and you'll actually want to use it without being grossed out.

    Reviewer showing before, during, and after of how the the tabs removed tough stains from a stainless steel cup
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    Just drop in a tablet, let it sit for 15–30 minutes, and rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    Read more about why people love these no-scrub tablets so much!

    4. A set of clothing dividers, because they'll save you time and energy when digging through your entire closet just to find that one jacket that was hiding all the way in the back the entire time.

    a closet with hangers divided by labels that say jackets, skirts, dress shirts, and T-shirts
    Amazon

    The tags come with 48 labels so you can customize them to your individual needs.

    Promising review: "Every time I look in my closet at these guys separating my black cardigans from my black T-shirts from my black suits... (you get the point), it sparks joy! People may think you’re a weird OCD freak, but they are just secretly jealous and will want some." —Kensington

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight styles).

    5. A dishwasher magnet that'll prevent you from accidentally putting your dirty dinner plate in with all the clean dishes and then rerunning the whole thing.

    the magnet that says "clean" on one side and "dirty" on the opposite side when rotated
    Amazon

    Promising review: "A stylish, functional little magnet. Eliminates the need to wonder if that cup looks dirty or is it just hard water etc. Also just looks cute on the dishwasher. I do not run mine daily as I have a small household and when it does get filled, more often than I'd like to admit, the clean dishes live in the dishwasher, getting picked off as needed. This makes that process much simpler." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.75.

    6. A tube of Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to use daily that'll protect skin from the sun and provide moisture, without the annoying white residue that is usually left behind.

    Hands applying some of the sunscreen from the tube
    Target

    Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black woman-owned business that was founded in Miami in 2016. The brand's products are cruelty-free and formulated without parabens or other harmful chemicals.

    Promising review: "I know as women of color we worry about that ashy/white cast type of look when we put on sunscreen or looking oily, but this sunscreen doesn’t cause either one of those things to happen. It blends into the skin very well immediately, it doesn’t have that sterling sunscreen smell and a little goes a very long way. I highly recommend!" —Kayla

    Get it from Target for $15.99 or Black Girl Sunscreen for $18.99.

    7. A Yes Plz coffee subscription so you never have to worry about waking up one morning to find out that you've *gasp* run out of coffee beans! A true tragedy. 💔☕

    bag of Yes Plz coffee beans next to a cup of coffee
    Yes Plz / Via Instagram

    Yes Plz sources beans from all over the world and ships out ship out a new blend or single origin every single week! You can choose the amount and frequency that works best for you and then you can expect a bag delivered right to your mailbox for your enjoyment.

    Get started with Yes Plz for $17+.

    8. A memory foam seat cushion to provide you with tons of extra comfort while you're sitting at your desk all day. It's kinda hard to be productive when you're literally in pain.

    the seat cushion on a wooden chair
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    This useful cushion can help to relieve pain in the lower back, lumbar, tailbone, prostate, hip, piriformis, spine, legs, back, and more.

    Promising review: "We have purchased five of these seat cushions, with three as gifts. Two of those we purchased this cushion for have pretty serious sciatica problems. It was so much help for one that he ordered a second for his office chair, so he would not have to carry his first one from the car to the office. Total transformation for him! My husband and I each use one. I've had back surgery, and I can't explain what this seat cushion does for my back issues when driving." —G-mo

    Get it from Amazon for $31.40 (available in five colors).

    9. A detangling brush that'll glide through hair and remove knots without making you cry in the process.

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    Reviewers with all different hair types and textures have found this brush helpful for pain-free detangling. From people with curls and coils to people with straight hair to a child with sensory issues, this brush has been a winner for them all!

    Promising Review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in three colors).

    10. A Billie razor subscription so you don't have to worry about reusing your old, dull razor over and over again because you keep forgetting to buy a new one.

    a billie razor in purple, pink, and blue
    Billie

    Starter kit includes: A Billie handle (available in five colors), a magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges.

    After you choose how frequently you would like to receive them, Billie will send you replacement razor heads right to your mailbox.

    Get the starter kit and replacement cartridges for $9/month.

    And check out our Billie razor review for more info!

    11. A sweatshirt with a satin-lined hood that's incredibly innovative for anyone who loves to wear a hood, but worries about their hair getting frizzy. The high-grade satin helps promote moisture retention in your hair and protects it against breakage.

    Kin Apparel

    Kin Apparel is a Black woman-owned brand founded by haircare content creator Philomina Kane. Her hoodie line is inspired by her Ghanaian culture and her passion for natural haircare.

    Get it from Kin Apparel for $74.99 (available in unisex sizes S–4XL).

    12. A wrinkle-release spray for mornings when you really don't have time to iron, but the only shirt that matches your shoes is all crumpled up in the back of your drawer.

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    This handy spray is a wrinkle remover, static remover, odor eliminator, fabric refresher, and an ironing aid. All you have to do is spray it on the garment, tug it a bit, smooth it out, and hang it up. Within minutes, it should be good to go!

    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.36.

    13. A waterproof eyeliner stamp so you can create the perfect cat-eye without having to redo your entire eye look five times before finally getting those wings even.

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    When you purchase the stamp, you'll get two pens (one wing for each eye) and they're double-sided with a regular eyeliner pen on the other end. This way you can still line the rest of your eye and make any touchups without having to switch between products.

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on... But this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double ended as well! You have two pens, one for the left eye, and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen. But honestly, it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I've tried, or owned. I will use this every chance I get!! It also appears to be long lasting." —.ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).

    14. An exfoliating bar perfect if you’re in need of a new body scrub that's gentle on your skin and doesn’t make a mess all over your shower. It uses a combo of bamboo powder, sunflower seed oil, and aloe leaf juice to help smooth skin and lock in moisture.

    Glossier

    Plus, it's ergonomically designed to fit in your hand so it won't slip and slide all over the place!

    Promising review: "I honestly thought this was going to just be a normal soap bar with a few bits to 'exfoliate.' But I just used it today and I am in LOVE! It really is such a good exfoliator with a lot of scrubbing power, and the soap doesn't melt away when you use it so I feel like it will last a really long time. Pairs so perfectly with the body wash too." —Alex

    Get it from Glossier for $14.

    15. A backseat purse-holder so your bag doesn't keep spilling on the car floor every day on your way to work.

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    Plus, the hooks have a side-opening attachment for easy installation, so they won't damage your seats!

    Promising review: "I love these! I recently purchased a smaller car and don't have room for my purse in the front seat anymore. These books are awesome and sturdy." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. An essential oil stick that can help you combat migraines and tension headaches right away. Apply it onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck and you'll actually be able to get through the rest of the day.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    For more info, read our full review of this handy little headache stick.

    17. A creamy deep conditioner for those of us with 3a–4c hair struggling to find a good conditioner — this one uses super-fruit oils to create a lightweight formula that leaves curls and coils feeling soft and moisturized.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I recently started using Bread products and I really love how lightweight and easy they are to use. Since I have mixed textured hair that's been frequently dyed, it tends to get very dry. After using this deep conditioner my hair felt so much better and softer. In addition to that, the smell is A-MA-ZING. Definitely one of my new favorite wash day products.

    Bread Beauty Supply is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by Maeva Heim in 2020.

    Promising review: "Miracle. This is light when you apply it but it is very very moisturizing and nourishing. It smells delicious like a childhood cereal." —Ronnii

    Get it from Sephora or Bread Beauty Supply for $28.

    18. A long, bristled brush that'll reach all the way in your dryer and remove the impossible-to-reach lint. It's also helpful for getting the gross dust piled up on your vents.

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    Promising review: "I bought this because I had a feeling that my lint trap was not getting fully cleaned when I pulled the screen out. Sure enough, I was right! I used this brush to clean out my lint trap and holy geebees!! I had so much lint still stuck in there! Now my dryer it working so much better! I can run the load for less time and my clothes are dryer faster!" —kcamperz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    19. A set of bedsheet fasteners, because no one likes to wake up in the morning and realize their entire fitted sheet is now bunched up in the corner of their bed.

    the bedsheet fasteners clipped on to the corners of a bedsheet on the under side of the mattress
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These work really well! I have a 14-inch mattress, so keeping the fitted sheet well secured has been a struggle until now. One of the best purchases I've made. I followed someone else's advice here of turning the sheet inside out, putting the fasteners on, then putting the sheet on the mattress. Made them very easy to use." —Jayne Voyt

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three designs).

    20. A pair of silicone grips that'll help stop your glasses from sliding down your nose all day. And if you ever feel like your glasses are digging into your temples, these should make them more comfy too.

    the clear grip on the ear part of a model's glasses
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get a set of five pairs from Amazon for $5.78+ (available in three colors).

    21. A bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 repairing treatment to turn straw-like hair silky smooth. All you have to do is leave it in for at least 10 minutes and it'll start to relink broken bonds in any type of hair. Plus, it's vegan, paraben-free, and sulfate-free.

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    Follow up with your shampoo and conditioner afterwards. It works with all hair types too!

    Promising review: "Wow. I wish I would have taken a before picture. I had severely brittle, bleached hair and terrible split ends. After using this once (kept in hair for about four hours), my hair was noticeably softer, less straw-like at the tips, and my split ends have disappeared. It seems like the Olaplex bonded them together. I heard that every time you use this, your hair just keeps getting better and healthier, and I'm looking forward to it. I plan to use once a week." —ecyphers

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    Read our full review of Olaplex No. 3 for all the deets!

    22. A drain snake clog remover covered in tiny hooks to grab all of the hair and buildup that's been stopping your sink or tub from draining properly. It's tough, yet flexible so you can get down in there and yank out all the grossness. No more standing in a puddle of dirty water during your shower!

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    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it, I went to work and within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting, yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!! Cannot believe how easy it was to use. I received a pack of three, but only needed to use one for both sinks." —DebSd

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    23. And a TubShroom to prevent the hairs from clogging up your pipes in the first place.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I've ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!" —Lawyer For Justice

    Get it from Amazon for $12.37+ (available in five colors).

    24. A waterproof desk pad that doubles as a mouse pad and a coaster to protect the surface of your desk or table from scratches and coffee cup rings.

    reviewer's pink desk pad with their keyboard and mouse on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Bought this desk pad to cover a big scratch on my IKEA desk and I love it. I got the 35.4" x 17" size which I recommend if you have a larger size desk. It's a very comfortable and non-slip surface on the top. The pink one is not a bright pink, it's a deeper blush pink. It does move around on the desk a little bit, so what I did is put some tape under it so it wouldn't slide around. All in all, I love this desk pad for both appearance and functionality." —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and 15 colors).

    25. A multipurpose cleaner formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients. Use it to boost your laundry detergent, get out stains on clothes and carpets, tidy surfaces, and more. It'll have your home looking and smelling lovely.

    three bottles of the cleaner in scents frankincense and myrth, sandalwood, and nag champa
    Good Vibes

    This concentrate should be diluted with water for surface cleaning!

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned business that sells plant-based multi-surface cleaners in unique fragrances that can be used all over the house.

    Promising review: "I don’t even know where to start! I use this on my floors, my granite countertops, glass stove top, I put a little in my laundry, on my dining room table, I even use a little to wet dust with. I literally clean even when I don’t have to just so I can smell its fragrance. I love that the scent on my laundry lasts. I used the Frankincense & Myrrh cleaner on my bedsheets and duvet cover and the scent lasted quite some time. My home smells so fresh and airy. I will be ordering again soon." —Keyana

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10 (available in seven scents, including unscented).

    26. A tube of Glossier's Balm Dotcom to soften and repair chapped lips with a combination of castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin, while leaving the perfect hint of color and/or shine (depending on which flavor you go with).

    Glossier

    Promising review: "I use this on my lips once in the morning and once at night and that's it! My lips are baby soft the entire rest of the day and I haven't had any issues with chapped lips since I started using it! You only need a small amount too which is so nice. I love the mint one and will definitely buy again and try other flavors." —Gretchen

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in nine flavors).

    Read more about why we love this lip balm (#1 on the list).

    27. A microfiber towel pillow cover for those who prefer to wash their hair before bed, but don't want their pillow getting soaked. It's super absorbent, has a waterproof lining, and it's gentle on all skin and hair types.

    Kitsch

    I just started using this pillow cover and it's been a great problem-solver since I always shower at night and I never use a blow-dryer. Since I have thick, curly hair it holds a ton of moisture, especially when it's in a braid or a bun (which is usually how I do it before bed). Over the years, I've just been used to my hair getting my pillow wet and I never thought much about it. But, now that I have this innovative pillow case it's honestly so much better. It helps me avoid a bad chill during the night and it saves my pillows from getting gross.

    Kitsch is a woman-owned accessory brand that was founded in 2010. They also sell cute scrunchies, cloth face masks, satin pillowcases, and more.

    Get it from Kitsh for $24.

    28. A jar of O'Keeffe's hand cream that'll really come in ~handy~ during winter as it helps to repair painful blisters and cracked skin.

    before-and-after of a reviewer's very dry, cracked hand with small cuts, compared to it looking much smoother and almost all of the cuts are gone
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    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in multi-packs).

    29. A lightweight multipurpose oil for anyone dealing with frizz, split ends, and breakage. The formula is infused with pure coffee seed and castor oil that'll moisturize the hair and scalp, while also giving it a glossy, smooth look and promoting hair growth.

    the squeeze bottle of dominican forbidden oil
    Bomba Curls

    Bomba Curls is a WOC-owned business founded by Lulu Cordero and inspired by her Afro-Dominicana roots. The products are meant to help curly-haired folks naturally boost growth and achieve maximum length retention.

    Promising review: "Very lightweight and has a great smell to it as well. It did not weigh down my hair and it gave my hair great shine through out the week." —Nordstrom Customer

    Get it from Nordstrom or Bomba Curls for $22.

    30. A pack of reusable mop pads that'll fit on your Swiffer, because they are better for the environment, more cost-efficient, and many reviewers say that they actually work better than the disposable pads!

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    Promising review: "I have to admit I was not sure about this product. I wanted to reduce waste with the disposable pads; but I was pleasantly surprised. 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 than the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in a pack of four or eight).

    31. And a cozy blanket sweatshirt for anyone who is like, always cold. This is *much* easier than wrapping yourself up like a burrito in a throw blanket and attempting to type at the same time.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I LOVE this thing. It allows you to literally wrap yourself in a blanket, but still be able to use your hands, without your poor arm suffering in the cold breeze. I wear this while working from home, watching Netflix, and while taking naps. It's so comfy that there have been times I don't want to take it off when I have to run to the store — the only reason I do is because I don't want it to get dirty. I can't imagine one person that wouldn't be happy to have this wonderful bundle of coziness.

    Promising review: "To say that it is comfy is more than and understatement. It feels like wearing a soft and warm blanket turned into a hoodie. Because I want to take a nap while wearing, I just put the hood on, tuck my legs in and fall asleep right away, warm and comfortable, no need to wear a blanket over it. Perfect for lazy Sundays!" —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 12 colors and prints).

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