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    32 Extra Helpful Products Your Life Will Thank You For Buying

    "OMG, I'VE BEEN WANTING THIS, THANK YOU!!!" β€” your life

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    1. A styling spray that'll enhance your natural hair so you can give your locks a break from the heat. Simply spray on damp hair to reduce frizziness and let your mane do its thing!,

    Promising review: "This spray is amazing!!! I have thick, long, wavy-ish hair that doesn’t really like to do much of anything unless I style it. I like to let it air dry and have the ability to flatiron it later on, but if I use any products to help with frizz control it’s usually stiff and unable to be styled without rewashing it. This spray leaves it silky smooth, not frizzy at all and able to be styled later on if needed. My hair looks beachy and nice enough for me to feel comfortable leaving the house lol. Smells great as well!" β€”Shauna Langlois

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    2. A 50-pack of individually wrapped antiperspirant wipes you can toss in your bag and whip out when you feel some sweat comin' on. Not only can they refresh your skin, but they can give you added protection to get you through the day.

    Promising review: "I'm all about travelling as light as possible, but I wondered about the effectiveness of an antiperspirant 'wipe', especially since I'm pretty sure I could sweat right through a coating of drywall spackle. Not only do these take up less space than even a travel-size deodorant/antiperspirant stick, they seem to work just as well at keeping me from "pitting" through my dress shirts. Pretty amazing. I think these are a good deal given that they end up being about 40 cents per application. will be buying more when these run out" β€”Rick

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A does-it-all car cleaner for scrubbing every inch of your ride β€” leather, vinyl, upholstery, carpet, plastic β€” and give you sparkly, honestly unbelievable results. Now, go get rid of the 10 products you've been using and replace them all with JUST one.

    Promising review: "All their products are great! But this new product they have developed knocks it out of the ball park! The pictures above are of a 2007 Nissan Titan truck I was detailing for a customer. The seats were disgusting and stained. I CAN ASSURE YOU ALL I USED WAS CAR GUYS SUPER CLEANER to clean the seats. I simply sprayed Super Clean all over the seat until it was damp, I scrubbed with a detail brush, then vacuumed all of it up and dried it with a microfiber. The results speak for themselves. This really is a SUPER CLEANER that is capable of cleaning mostly every interior surface and does an amazing job at it." β€”Joseph L.

    Get the cleaner plus a towel from Amazon for $16.99.

    4. Divider sticky notes that'll conveniently summarize important chapters of that giant textbook you've been lugging around, while also keeping your notes super organized. 4.0 semester, here you come!


    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up of these sticky notes.

    Promising review: "I love these! I'm a college student who takes notes a lot, and these are perfect for using on rented textbooks (which you can't write in). The tabs are nice and there's just enough space on each paper to put down important information. Nice thick paper; it's sticky from one edge to about halfway to the other edge so it stays on pretty well." β€”maria17

    Get it from Amazon for $3.71.

    5. Vacuum storage bags to organize that out-of-control linen closet...or even your OWN closet. Maybe *everything* brings me joy, Marie Kondo!!! I say as I clutch onto my Forever 21 dress I got five years ago but never wear.

    Promising review: "My linen closet has driven me nuts for years. Every time I open the doors, blankets fall, pillows fall, it's a mess! I can't reach the very top to stack the blankets in a way that stays. I bought these vacuum bags to try to organize. OMG they are AMAZING! THEY ARE SO EASY TO USE WITH THE VACUUM. THEY WORK INSTANTLY! I highly recommend this product. The before and after pics speak for themselves. I cleared the floor, and have tons more space now!β™‘" β€”megan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three sizes).

    6. Chewable tablets for the next time you travel that are made with natural ingredients (like chamomile!) to help you beat jet lag before it even hits. Just pop one in before take-off and throughout the trip and kiss lethargy buh-bye.


    Promising review: "This stuff is a game changer for travelers. I am a person who gets extremely lethargic after traveling (especially on flights to/from Europe). This changed my life. I normally have to fly in an extra day early from my planned travel days, solely so that I can get enough rest and be ready for the next day. I can now take these and on landing be prepared for a full day of activities. When I took a group of 40 students to Europe this summer, I had them order this product also and all of them felt great. No problems with it at all. HIGHLY recommended for anyone traveling on long-haul flights." β€”Allyson

    Get it from Amazon for $9.10.

    7. A cruelty-free and vegan makeup "melt" β€” aka a balm-to-oil cleanser that removes makeup like a dream while working to nourish skin. It has natural antibiotic properties and can even be used for cuticles, new tattoos, frizzy fly-aways, and lil' scrapes!,

    This stuff is absolutely heaven-sent, and a little goes such a long way. It's become one of my favorite things in my skincare collection β€” not to mention it travels well and comes in the cutest container.

    Promising review: "Soon I will be 63, so I have used many makeup removers, and this is the best one I have ever used! Just a small amount, between a dime and a nickel, and your makeup is gone! Amazing! Thank you for your fabulous product!" β€”Vicki

    Get it from Clove + Hallow for $28.

    8. An apple corer that doubles as a peeler (for any fruit or veggie) because we could all use more gadgets to make cookin' a little easier. Just think, you could make so many apple pies with total ease using this!


    Promising review: "OH MY GOSH! I knew my old vegetable peeler was dull but I sure didn't realize how dull. This OXO peeler peels a pile of potatoes so fast. Like peeling butter. Every time I use this peeler, it just blows my mind. I am so amazed at how sharp it is. I actually put the little guard back on it so that no one grabs the blade end by mistake. I have used it so far for cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Sure makes the peeling job go a lot faster. Oh and it does fit your hand perfectly." β€”Rose M.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. A sleek tumbler (available in TONS of colors and sizes) so affordable, you might as well get one for your home *and* desk at work

    It even comes with two lids and straws β€” one for cold beverages and a lid for warmer drinks (like coffee or tea!).

    Promising review: "I bought the all-black version and it's beautiful. Not only that, but the interchangeable tops and two plastic straws!!! I'm so excited to be saving the whales and looking amazing in the process. I should ask for commission on the sales of this because all of my coworkers want one now. Another great part that I don't think the description mentions, there's NO condensation AT ALL. I also accidentally left half an iced-coffee WITH CUBES in here for nine hours and when I came home the cubes were still there and the coffee was still cold. ALSO, I have tiny hands which sometimes makes holding things difficult. But the 16-oz size is tall and slim and easy to carry/fit in small bags. 20/10." β€”jacklynn ramos

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four sizes, 42 prints/colors, and customizable text).

    10. A stain repellent spray for your pricier handbags that'll create an invisible protective layer and ward off the evils of rain and denim stains.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff! I have several high end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!" β€”MTHealthyLiving

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    11. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that'll get into all those hard-to-reach places to rid your bottles of built-up grime and stinky odors.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug...I tried everything. There was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. 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. No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    12. A monthly budget planner to get your expenses back on track. It's simple to use and will help you see the bigger picture of your day-to-day spending so you know where you can make cutbacks.


    Promising review: "This book is really simple to use and it is easy to see where everything goes. I bought this budget planner to help me learn finances since my husband takes care of all the bills. Tracking all of our expenses has made me a lot more conscious of my purchases and helped me not be so wasteful. I love using this and seeing where I have been able to save money!" β€”Lauren Ann Peters

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A highly-rated straining bag so you can make your own nut milks, veggie juices, and yogurts in one pass β€” no need to drain multiple times or worry about leftover food grains. Gross.


    Promising review: "It already has improved the time it takes me to filter out the thick, muddy fiber from my daily smoothies. It takes me about 10 minutes in contrast to the previous hour it took me with competitor filters." β€”poochie2100

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    14. A set of durable, no-slip cutting boards that'll remain *in place* while you cut foods with a very sharp knife β€” which is something that seems pretty important considering you're cutting with, well, a very sharp knife.


    In addition to having a strong rubber border to help with slipping, these boards are reversible, BPA-free, and dishwasher safe.

    Promising review: "I have owned plastic cutting boards for many years. Of all the ones I have owned, these are by far the best, and probably the last ones I will own. They take a knife very well and, although the knives to leave marks, they are shallow β€” almost like light scratches β€” not a gouge like the softer boards. The non-skid edges are raised slightly so they grip the counters very well. They also clean up amazingly." β€”Architect Dave

    Get a set of three in different sizes from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in four color sets).

    15. And for your wood cutting boards, a food-grade mineral oil to rejuvenate dry, dull wood back to its original vibrancy. It's tasteless, odorless, colorless, and is also safe to use on butcher blocks, countertops, and wooden bowls and utensils.

    Promising review: "I recently took it upon myself to refinish my family's ancient '60s cutting know, the ones that slide out from the counters and are an original part of a horribly outdated pink-tiled kitchen. I have three of these cutting boards in total. I sanded them down and finished up the wood with this product. My cutting board looks gorgeous and brand new! I've included a picture of the one I refinished (left) and one that hasn't been refinished (right) yet just to give an idea of the transformation. Great product, beautiful cutting boards!" β€”Shannon Courser

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57.

    16. An eight-bin interlocking drawer organizer you can customize to fit your drawers just perfectly, so every product finally has its own place.

    Promising review: "These organizer bins were just perfect for my needs. I love that I'm not stuck with one configuration, it's so easy to change out a large bin for two or three small bins or vice-versa so the number of different layout possibilities are endless. The bins are super easy to lock together so it's simple to increase the size by interlocking a few more bins or make it smaller by removing a couple bins. The bins are made of a thicker plastic and feel nice and sturdy. I use these in the utility drawer in the kitchen, the drawers in our bathroom vanity and my dressing table. This is my third set and I will be using these to organize some drawers in the garage." β€”Dee

    Get the eight bin set on Amazon for $10.85.

    17. A no-spill paint tray with a handle for convenient holding, and a fabric liner that ensures the only place your paint ends up is on the wall.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I've tried lots of paint gadgets...who hasn't? Painting is a pain. This is the first that really delivers and makes the chore a LOT easier. Using it is a breeze. It does exactly what it's supposed to do and virtually eliminates drips stemming from can lips or spills from trying to handhold a paint tray. Going up and down ladders? A cinch. What surprised me the most was how easily it cleans up. The little squeegee provided is so well designed it fits every angle of the tray to help get excess paint back in the can, minimize waste and greatly speed up cleaning. If you are a painter you simply need this. $20 well spent." β€”Mark

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.99, and get refillable liners for $11.99.

    18. A razor kit subscription you can tailor to fit your lifestyle and shaving frequency...because using old, rusty razors = bad. Now you'll always have one on hand, plus fresh new blade cartridges.


    AHHHHHH! This service is something I never thought I would love or even want to pay for (it does ends up being incredibly cost-effective in the long run!), but it turns out I was wrong and I guess I don't even know myself. Not only is this my favorite razor to use in general, I love that I never have to *think* about picking up new heads or razors at the drugstore, since everything is delivered to my door when I need it. The shave itself is incredible, especially when paired with their sudsy body wash/shave soap. My skin seriously feels like someone draped a piece of silk over them and then lathered 'em up in lotion. I mean, if there's one area in my life I can make easier, why would I not do it?!

    Get a razor kit from Billie starting at $9.

    19. Caffeinated mints that'll work double time to give you fresh, minty breath and a boost of energy that doesn't come with the crash or jitters.

    Each mint contains 40 mg of caffeine (for reference: a cup of coffee has about 90 mg) so you can take them as you need, without having to worry about the jitters. If you feel like you need a bit more energy, just pop another in!

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical at first, knowing that most caffeine boost/coffee replacement products tend to be ineffective. 40mg of caffeine per mint sounded unbelievable. To my surprise, these mints did EXACTLY what they were supposed to. I use to work at Starbucks and am a huge coffee drinker, so I never really feel the caffeine energy boost anymore. However, with only ONE mint I immediately felt like I had energy again. Not only that, but they did not give me a headache or any kind of stomach cramp as some sugar-free/caffeine products can give. The spearmint flavor is VERY strong. It's like a super Altoid, but it's manageable for sure. I have yet to try the winter, but am confident it's just as good! These mints will get the job done. Much better then a 5-Hour Energy, etc." β€”Mariah

    Get a six-pack for $16.99 (available in five flavors, and single tins for $4.99).

    20. A disgustingly amazing drain snake for cleaning out every last bit of the built-up grimey hair ball currently occupying your shower pipes. Seriously, your drain will be like, "THANK YOU, FINALLY, I CAN BREATHE." / /

    Promising review: "You will not regret buying these. I had constant draining issues in my shower. I did not expect these 'drain snakes' to work so well! They are made out of sturdy plastic and I was able to use it both on my shower AND my sink drains before being too grossed out and needing to throw it away. I live in a rented townhouse, and for sure the complex company I rent from did not keep their drains clean because the amount of hair and gunk I pulled out was disgusting. (Not for the faint of stomach). I rarely ever post reviews on Amazon, but I loved this product so much that I had to post." β€”Nhi

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    21. A clever dip clip that'll guarantee a mess-free snack session and keep your sauces from touching *everything* on the plate. There are just some days when I don't want my syrup leaking onto my eggs, ok?!


    This lil' guy has a 1/3-cup capacity and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate." β€”Gael Fulcer

    Get them from Amazon for $7.89.

    22. An herb stripper designed to easily pluck your favorite greens that can otherwise be extremely time consuming to do by hand. Making dinner after a long day doesn't seem so daunting now!,

    Promising review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers. This one, however, is a must-have." β€”j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A convenient tray you 1000% need if you practically live in your car. It hooks onto your steering wheel so you can eat or get some work done while you're out and about. T-ball practice just got soooo much better.


    Please, do not try to use this while driving. It will not work.

    Promising review: "As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It's nice that both sides are functional...a food tray complete with cup holder on one side, and a smooth, flat writing surface on the other. You won't have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! It also works well with small laptops or your iPad. It's made of high-impact plastic, so it won't melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car; it's virtually indestructible. I can't imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!" β€”Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A green-tea setting spray that can lock in your makeup *AND* leave your skin looking extra radiant and shine-free. The days of fading and constant touchups are O-V-E-R.,

    Many reviewers mention it works well when sprayed before and after makeup application.

    Promising review: "I have oily skin so I really need help haha, but I also have super sensitive skin. I wanted something that was gentle and contained good ingredients, and I think I found it. I will definitely be ordering again. With this product my makeup easily lasts 12 hours and I feel like it helps it to look smoother as well." β€”Melanie P.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. A set of nonstick oven liners so you don't have to waste time scraping up burnt-on food at the bottom of your oven after every meal you cook. It slips into any oven size and removes just as easily for cleaning. Lazy cleaners, rejoice!


    Promising review: "These liners are life changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Clean up is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love I can cut down to size to fit my toaster oven also. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now, he doesn't have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it." β€”Melissa

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $17.95.

    26. Oil blotting sheets if you're prone to oily skin but don't feel like washing your face four times a day. Take that(!!!), humidity!,

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try β€” completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." β€”Kelsey

    Get them on Amazon for $5.91.

    27. A "Sock Dock" β€” your foolproof way to ensure no sock gets lost in the black hole that is your dryer. Just clip on your dirty socks, wash and dry, and smile because *all* of your pairs are still there.


    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." β€”A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in three colors).

    28. And! A clothes folder because nobody wants to spend their days folding laundry...hopefully this makes it a little more tolerable.


    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier." β€”S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    29. A jewelry fastener so you can finally wear all those bracelets that were impossible to put on β€” until now!


    Promising review: "Wonderful helper! I don't know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use." β€”LuAnne B.

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

    30. Plus, a zipper puller that'll zip up your favorite dress *all the way*, even when there's no one around to give you a hand. Honestly, this is genius.


    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    31. A teensy vacuum...made for your PORES. Seriously, all that ~poor~ dirt, grease, and dead skin doesn't stand a chance. Say it with me: It's time to move on out, you pesky blackheads!,

    It's designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for mixed and oily skin. The set comes with four suction heads: for blackheads, removing dirt/grease, reducing dead skin buildup and fine lines, and tightening your skin. It's also rechargeable and they really thought of everything!

    Promising review: "I honestly can't run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS I use it about once or twice a week & absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!" β€”Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    32. And a set of air-tight food containers that'll free your pantry from a half-empty box and chip bag takeover.,

    Promising review: "Love everything about these! Not only do they look great and help me not stress me out every time I open the cabinet, they work very well. The air lock seal is perfect. Plus the tall ones are great for a box of cereal and cute enough to leave out on the counter for the kids! Hoping they last over time, but right now I feel these are worth the investment. Will buy more soon!" β€”Michelle G.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.97+ (available in three different sets).

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