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    Updated on Oct 6, 2019. Posted on Oct 5, 2019

    28 Problem-Solving Products That'll Help Make Daily Inconveniences Fade Away

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    1. A pair of nail clippers that allow you to neatly collect and dispose of your trimmings instead of having them disappear all over the floor and having no idea how to clean them up.

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    It comes with a small nail file on the bottom too so you can really keep your nails looking spiffy.

    Promising reviews: "Seriously, the title says it all. All my life I've had stainless steel nail clippers that slip from my fingers whenever I have to cut my nails. Usually when they slip, it bends the nail and adds pressure onto my nail bed. With these clippers, the matching finger pulp lets my thumb sit comfortably. It cuts very well and it's effortless so there's no need to put too much pressure when cutting a tough nail (toenails). I'd like to add the nail catcher as a good bonus. It prevents your nail debris from flying all over the place and I don't need to hover over the trash can. I use the build in nail file to shape those sharp edges and it does the job very well. It eliminates the use of switching over to an individual nail file. Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone. Oh! I also like the little case that it comes in. It keeps me from losing my nail clipper :)" —Jasmine

    Get the pair of clippers on Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers so you don't have to worry about your shoes stinking up your entire room.

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    To re-charge them, just stick 'em out in the sun for a bit.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!! So I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A set of produce saver containers, because no one wants to waste money on a bunch of yummy fruit only for it to go bad within two days.

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    These containers help keep your produce fresh by keeping moisture away. And their vent filter (which never needs to be replaced) regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide — giving your fruits and veggies the ideal environment for them to thrive.

    Promising review: "Oh-my-gosh, they work! I went on a 10 day trip and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back and everything in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These containers will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting!" —Elizabeth Walter

    Get a set of three on Amazon for $26.99 (also sold in sets of two or individually).

    Sound too good to be true? Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of the containers.

    4. A pack of acne patches made with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica to suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.

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    Promising review: "Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Each pack comes with 40 round patches. Get one on Amazon for $8.50.

    5. A set of ceiling fan pull chains guaranteed to stop you from turning off the light every time you try to turn down the fan.

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    Promising review: "I was FOREVER pulling the wrong chain on our bedroom ceiling fan. (Want the light off? Oh no... now the fan's on high. Need to change the fan speed? Eek ... now you're in the dark.) They're actually quite heavy-duty pull chains, and they add a bit of fun to the decor. When you notice them — most of the time, who even thinks about a ceiling fan pull chain?" —LHD

    Get them on Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A NYX setting spray that'll keep your face hydrated while helping your makeup stay in place all day long.

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    Promising review: "I didn't expect much from this mist, but I was desperate and the reviews seemed hopeful so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed with this product. My face had become aggravated by the switch from summer to fall because of the loss of moisture in the air and influx of drying winds and also drying indoor heat caused by forced air in the home. All this caused my cheeks to get itchy and dry and irritated. In my desperate effort find some relief I upped my moisture game... The mist is not greasy or heavy it actually feels like water but it provides a nice light shield of moisture, gives a light dewy finish, and slows down the dehydration of the skin. I recommend it and I'd buy again." —Potatochips101

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    7. A pair of adjustable elastic shoe laces to add to any shoes that just seem to keep coming untied every ten minutes.

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    Promising review: "These have blown me away. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot's lace tension each time. With these, I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tension. They're stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to allow my feet out when I try to get them off. The Lock Laces make the entire boot feel more comfortable, with good support all around, without the rigidity and pressure points." —John C

    Get a pair on Amazon for $7.99 (12 colors).

    8. A stainless steel "soap" bar to magically rid your hands of strong garlic and onion scents after you're finished cooking dinner.

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    Some reviewers even say it helps with body odor!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this would perform as well as has been stated. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it works really well. No longer do my hands smell of garlic. Sometimes sponges can get a foul smell indicating that I need to run them through the microwave for a few minutes to kill off bacteria. My hands would stink because of that sponge. This took that smell away very quickly and easily. This definitely gets a lot of use and is one item I'm glad I gave a try." —Mike W

    Get one on Amazon for $6.59.

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

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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!

    10. A portable charging bank, because no one likes to be out with friends and then your phone dies and you realize you have no idea how to get home. (I mean honestly, how did people survive without GPS??)

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    This power bank can be used for most of the latest iPhones and Androids, with the ability to recharge an iPhone 7 for 5.5 times, a Galaxy S8 for 3.3 times, or an iPad Air one full time. It can also power up to two smartphones or tablets at once. Plus, it has over 14,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I will admit that I originally bought this to be used while playing Pokemon Go, but it has proven to be far, far more useful. I can charge my phone 5+ times on the RAVPower and the two USB ports are handy. I enjoy having the ability to be mobile and still charge my phone. Even in the house I find this useful, as I do not have to be sitting next to an outlet. I even use the RAVPower to charge my PS4 controllers as I play so I no longer have to use a 6 ft. micro USB cord to completely charge the RAVPower. I usually plug it in before I go to sleep because it does take a while to charge (due to the big battery). I brought this with me to Lake Tahoe for the weekend and it served useful." —Eddy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    11. A detangling brush that can glide through kinks and curls and remove knots without making you cry in the process.

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    Promising Review: "I'm always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick, kinky, coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (also available in yellow).

    12. A strain-free jar opener to save the day when all you really want is a pickle, but the jar is preventing you from living your best life.

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    The jar opener can expand and contract to accommodate lids from 1 to 3.5 inches. It's also dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "This is a very versatile jar opener that, unlike so many others, expands with a twist of the knob to accommodate larger jar lids. Once applied and tightened, the handle provides great leverage to open even the most stubborn of jars. I tried to open a wide-mouthed pickle jar by hand and had no success after many tries, which included running the lid under hot water and knocking it against a granite countertop. Then I applied the Kuhn Rikon to the pickle jar, tightened it against the edges of the lid, grabbed the handle and, voila! It opened with one nudge." —Steven Arnold

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    13. A SockDock so you don't have to stress over digging out two matching socks in the morning when you're already running late for work. Plus, it'll make folding your socks WAY faster.

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    Just slip each day's pair of dirty socks through its own secure slot in the cord, then when it's full, throw the entire thing in the wash as normal. When it comes out of the dryer, every sock will be clean but also secure in its spot!

    Promising review: "I love this product! This saves me so much time. Instead of having one for dirty socks and one for clean as they suggested, I hung one by our dirty clothes hamper, and one by the kids'. Once it is full, it goes in the wash. It takes me two seconds to fold the clean socks. No more hunting for a match every morning!" —amanda courneya

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $16 (each holds nine pairs of any size sock; available in five colors).

    14. A set of lace thigh bands that'll protect your thighs from the pains of chafing when you want to wear a dress and not have painful welts form on your inner thighs.

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    One of our producers tested four different products for chub rub, and crowned these one of the winners!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office, I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable 'digging in.' I did measure my thigh to get an accurate size rather than guessing, but it is definitely true to that measurement. And they do take some fine tuning to make sure that they don't roll, but once you find that spot, they don't move!! I got the lacy ones and they are sexy and soft to the touch with the silicone on the top and bottom. Highly recommended and can't wait to purchase additional colors!!!" —A. Spencer

    Get them on Amazon for $14.95+ (8 colors, some available both in lace and solid.)

    15. A wrinkle release spray for mornings when you really don't have time to iron, but you really need to wear THAT specific shirt.

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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 $13.94.

    16. A screen cleaner so you don't have to watch YouTube videos through yucky smudges, fingerprints, and dust particles.

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    Promising review: "This little tool is a lifesaver. It truly takes up everything from dirt, dust, dog hair, or fingerprints. I love the fact that I can clean my device and reuse it. I haven't cleaned any of our devices with anything else since I bought it. I was cleaning my son's multiple devices daily. I bet I have saved over a case of paper towels and a bottle of cleaner just in the past three months! I also like that it fits in my purse so I can take it during travel." —Rachel Hachey

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    17. A backseat purse holder that'll keep your bag from spilling all over the passenger seat or car floor.

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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 $7.95 (available in two colors).

    18. A fabric defuzzer for safely removing fuzz, lint, and pilling from your favorite sweatshirt.

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    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. 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 depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight colors).

    19. A drain millipede covered with over 4000 micro-hooks to grab all of the hair and build-up that is stopping your sink or tub from draining properly (and probably grossing you out every time you go to shower or brush your teeth).

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    You can technically clean and reuse it, but many reviewers just toss it because, well, it gets pretty gross.

    Promising review: "Our sink wouldn’t work and I’d tried everything, baking soda and boiling water, baking soda and vinegar, plunging, Liquid Plumber! I was getting ready to call a real life plumber when I saw this. Didn’t really think it would work as described... but total game changer. Took four times to clear the clog and was gross as hell, but our sink had been perfect since!!!! It’s disgusting but 100% worth it, since it saved me a $100 with a plumber!! Gag-worthy purchase and I’d buy it again a million times!!" —Jennifer Davis

    Get it on Amazon for $5.28.

    Check out more gross, yet totally convincing photos and reviews of the drain millipede.

    20. A pack of velvet hangers so you can fit more into your closet and not worry about all of your shirts sliding right off after you just finished putting your laundry away.

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    Promising review: "These hangers are seriously low profile enough to give you close to twice the amount of space in your closet. Probably not necessarily a good thing, but I revamped my closet with these instead of donating a large portion of clothes to Goodwill (although I had already donated two other closets full until a friend recommended these hangers) and now my clothes all fit neatly! And they are sturdy, no more cracking hangers when you pull off an item of clothing in a tizzy. I'm very happy with my purchase of a few packs of these hangers. It cost pennies in comparison to a closet organizer system." —Lisa427

    Get a 50-pack on Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A tube of Glossier's Balm Dotcom to soften and repair chapped lips, because winter is coming and no one wants their lips painfully splitting. Plus, there are tons of fun tints and flavors to choose from.

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    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 eight flavors).

    Read more about why we love this lip balm.

    22. A super absorbent, anti-frizz microfiber hair towel to cut your hair drying time in half, without adding extra heat damage.

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    Promising review: "This towel seriously works! Been using it for a couple months now with no complaints. It's a regular staple. I used to use a t-shirt to wrap my hair in for the longest time because towels are bulky, not very absorbent, and tend to add frizz. But the t-shirts would soak through and my hair would still be wet. This DuraComfort towel has been such a welcome solution. It hasn't added frizz and pulls moisture out of my hair in record time." —Emily C

    Get it on Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes).

    23. A waterproof eyeliner stamp so you can create the perfect cat eye without having to redo your entire eye look about 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 it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two sizes).

    24. 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.

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    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 on Amazon for $8.99.

    25. A set of toothpaste squeezers to help you really get your money's worth when it comes to buying toothpaste. No more twisting, folding, and squeezing the crap out of the tube until your fingers hurt.

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    Promising reviews: "A little hard to get some tubes started but once you do it does a good job! Love that it has the built in stand! Using one on a tube of lotion, no longer have to tap the lotion to the opening!" —MaureenM

    "Just got them and set them up. Seem great so far. The gripping finish on the bottom is good for keeping them in place." —KKC

    Get a set of two on Amazon for $7.59.

    26. A Migrastil roll-on stick that'll help rid you of your migraine or tension headache in minutes! Apply the blend of essential oils onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck and you'll actually be able to get through the rest of the day.

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    Promising review: "Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches & nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT!! I use it daily on my temples & the back of neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at start of headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune disease's that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!!" —DVS

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review to learn more about why she loves this!

    27. A bottle of Poo-Pourri you, your roommates, and any guests will surely appreciate after nature calls and you really don't want to leave a lingering smell when you exit the bathroom.

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    Just spray some *before* you go and the natural blend of essential oils and other ingredients creates a barrier so odors can't escape the bowl!

    Promising review: "One bathroom in an apartment just isn't enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. As this was the first time trying the product, I tried the original scent. It has an amazing lemon scent. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon." —Alison H.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in 27 scents and six different bottle sizes).

    28. And a pair of silicone grips that'll help stop your glasses from sliding down your nose all day. It might make them more comfy to wear too, if you ever feel like your glasses are digging into your temples a bit.

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    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 $6.99 (available in clear, grey, and black).

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