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    33 Very Helpful Little Things Your Life Will Greatly Appreciate

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    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. Anti-vibration pads because I think we'd all like to come home to some peace and quiet, and not have to listen to the earthquake rumble for hours on end caused by our washer and dryer.

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    Promising review: "For some reason our Samsung front door loading machine decided to go for a walk. No matter how many times leveling and pushing back it liked its freedom to roam. Bought these amazing pads and problem solved. Heavy loads didn’t vibrate as much and machine is staying put. PROBLEM SOLVED." —Hyderunner

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $22.99.

    2. A clever safety cutter to slice open packaging, quickly cut out coupons, and trim photos — you know, all annoying and time consuming things — like a ninja on a mission.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that you never knew was missing from your life. It cuts paper, slices envelopes, opens plastic packaging, and cuts coupons from magazines without damaging the second page, all without danger of cutting your hand." —aJayM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60.

    3. A shoe deodorizing powder because stinky feetsies are no fun. A quick spray of this neutralizing powder will work quick to remove any lingering ~smells~ in your best sneakers. You can also apply it directly to skin to help with sweat and foot stink!

    Target

    My boyfriend and I use this powder religiously. A quick spray of this powder into our shoes makes the WORLD of a difference. We do it before we wear our shoes all day, and that maintenance has definitely made a difference. This stuff is seriously amazing!

    Get it from Target for $4.69.

    4. A wrinkle release spray for the mornings when you just don't have the time to break out the ironing board and iron, and give your shirts and pants a nice press. Who has the time for that?!

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    Promising review: "HOLY SMOKES. I wasn't expecting this product to work so well. Literally 10 seconds after spraying and gently stretching as the directions suggested, this was the difference! I let it hang for another 15 minutes with a subtle improvement, but the first few seconds after were mind-blowing." —Desiree

    Get it from Amazon for $13.94.

    5. A drywall repair kit to undo the damage done during the afternoon soccer game your friends decided to play in the living room.

    Reviewer's before and after showing a small dent in their wall, and the after photo showing how the kit fixed it with no hole
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    Promising review: "This spackle is so handy! Much easier and faster than opening a regular container of spackle, then finding a putty knife to use and sand paper. Everything you need is right there. I filled probably close to 50 small holes and nicks from kids throwing toys, etc. in less than 15 minutes. Would definitely recommend this." —Michelle Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    6. A jewelry fastener that'll make wearing that dainty bracelet (with the impossibly tiny clasp) actually possible.

    model using fastener to clamp bracelet around wrist
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great little tool!! This is a quality little tool. It clips the end of the bracelet nicely so I can hook it by myself, exactly as its meant to. I highly recommend it." —Treens

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.

    7. Blister prevention patches you apply on the areas in your shoes where you feel the most discomfort. The squishy, thin patches reduce friction so your feet can feel happy as you run errands — or marathons, if you're into that sorta thing.

    reviewer image with patch applied to the side of sneaker
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    Promising review: "These were freakishly effective! Thin as paper. Easy to apply. Stayed in place, even when the shoes got wet. But, best of all, they worked! I had a very painful callus due to a misshaped toe that would hit my shoe and cause bleeding and blistering. It hurt all the time and never seemed to heal. The pain eased immediately upon using the patch. Then, the sores healed! Seriously, these look like they could never work, especially on real problems. But after multiple cushions, bandages, etc. failed, this worked perfectly! I have recommended this to others." —Calliopia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $17.35.

    8. A cable sleeve so you can finally manage the tumbleweed of cords taking up space behind your desk or entertainment center. Out of sight and out of mind, as they say.

    back of computer with cable sleeve wrapped around cables reducing the clutter
    Amazon

    One reviewer mentioned they use these to protect their cords from being destroyed by their cats, so cat owners, you're welcome.

    Promising review: "I had order this item in the hopes that it would make my living look less messy and wouldn't be a hassle to get the wires to be to difficult to wrap. Turned out to be a breeze! I really like that it's a zipper and not velcro wrap. These are ideal for area where the cables are not ridiculously too long. They're approximately 19.8 inches (1.5 ft). They're great for any area where you just don't want a messy wire's looking too busy. Enjoy." —Sir Webb

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $10.99.

    9. A mini knife sharpener for instantly reviving the inexpensive knives you've had since freshman year of college back to pristine condition. No need to go out and buy a fancier set.

    knife sharpener next to mushrooms and knife
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    Promising review: "I bought more than a dozen Victorinox steak and kitchen knives over 15 years ago and they have been great knives. But they’ve been getting dull over the years and I believed I couldn’t sharpen them because they have the wavy blades, but I was mistaken. This stone does a fantastic job and after a quick 20 pulls across the steel (rough) and then ceramic stones my knives were 200% sharper. Now I try to pull them over the ceramic sharpener a few times each time I wash them. They’re essentially brand-new knives again." —J&A

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    To learn more about it, check out "This Lil' Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6".

    10. An overflow drain cover so you can enjoy a full bath without worry about losing precious water every second. Listen, you deserve to climb into a hot bubble bath and relax, ok?!

    drain cover submerged in tub with water
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know...THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone!" —anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A universal socket that uses steel spring pins to adjust and fit a variety of screws, nuts, and bolts so the days of carrying 20+ different tools are O-V-E-R.

    Image showing how the universal socket can be used on hooks, screws, and nuts
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is great. It will save you time looking for the right socket. It is under $10 and it has already saved me more than that in time alone. If you are like me and don't like messing around with dozens of different tools to fix a small issue, then this is the product for you. Obviously, it may not work in every situation depending on the size of the fastener you are trying to remove or if it is in a tight spot; however, it works in enough situations where I consider this a must buy for the amateur handyman." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A sleek wood car freshener that's replaceable and easy to pop in and out of its holder so you can swap with a new scent when the time comes. Oh, so suave.

    person clipping in wood air freshener into holder thats on the visor
    Drift

    This stylish little air freshener is from small business Drift, whose on a mission to provide heavenly scents without all the harsh, traditional chemicals. Each air freshener is made without phthalates and parabens. 

    Get it from Drift for $8 (available in seven scents).

    13. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder to make certain your days are free from the stressful, frantic, and all-too-common car key search.

    Reviewer photos showcasing the magnetic cloud and keys hanging off of them. Second photo shoes the cloud right next to the front door for convenient access.
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    It has an adhesive backing that'll stick to your walls and doors. If you're a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $3.79.

    Promising review: "What an ingenious and adorable invention. I stuck this in my entryway where there is always an inevitable catch-all area. This magnet helps clear the clutter a little and looks super cute. I have hung three key rings on it at once — it was sturdy and there was plenty of room 'on the cloud'. A pretty good $7 investment!" —Texas Sandee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    14. A hard-boiled egg timer so you can skip the guesswork of "hmmm, is eight minutes enough? I have no idea." Skip that and the Googling, and just use this lil' guy:

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    Simply plop the timer and the color of the timer will change to indicate how boiled the eggs are, so you know when it's time to take 'em out.

    Promising review: "100% necessary? No...however, it does make one thing a little easier for me in the morning. Instead of watching the pot and waiting for the water to boil to start the timer you can just put the NobelEgg in the pot with your eggs, start the heat and just wait for your eggs to be done. Cant wait to give some as gifts!" —BaileyBoo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    15. A hand-held opener here to rescue you from your kombucha bottle. You love kombucha, you don't love those impossible-to-open lids.

    hand-help opener sitting on top of a drink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My hands don’t work very well & I find it difficult to open water bottles, etc. This gadget is an elegantly simple design that works very well and makes opening those bottles pretty easy. The harder you push it perpendicular to the bottle, the tighter it grips. Nice colors also." —esdras

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. An ergonomic spout and handle attachment for mason jars so you can conveniently pour syrup, honey, and homemade sauces with total ease.

    spout attached to mason jar with syrup
    The Grommet

    This gadget was created by Culinesco, a small business started by makers Kate and Bryce Hansen. After Kate's 1960s syrup dispenser broke, she was on a mission to find something that did the job just as well. When nothing came up, she invented her own!

    Promising review: "I use this for my maple syrup because it pours without it dripping all over. It's a pretty handy gadget. I like the way it stays closed. The handle allows a good grip while pouring." —Pamela

    Get it from Culinesco on The Grommet for $21.95.

    17. A versatile clip to keep your bag off of the dang floor. Seriously, you can use this thing on grocery carts, stall doors, tables, chairs, and in soooo many other public places.

    reviewer image of the clip hanging on a thin narrow edge in public restroom, holding a purse
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    Promising review: "I have a very heavy, large purse that is a bottomless pit. One time I put my purse on the back of my chair at a cafe and the whole chair flipped over, that is how heavy my bag is. I was looking for something so that I could hook my purse on things so it wasn’t sitting on the floor and was more accessible. I love this little gadget. I have used it on everything from bathroom stalls to tables to grocery carts. This thing really grips. All of my girl friends love it and have gotten them for themselves." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).

    18. A set of cable organizers you can mount to any surface with super sticky, double-sided stickers for some 10/10 cord organization. No cord slippage here, friends.

    the little cord holders in gold attached to desk holding up chargers
    cord holders attached to a nightstand
    Brighttia

    Brighttia is a New York–based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

    Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis

    Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $11.98 (available in four colors).

    19. A six-port outlet designed to swivel (SWIVEL!) to the side, making it actually possible push your furniture closer to the wall. Pesky gap, we don't know her!!!

    Gif of outlet that moves sideways to make room for couch
    Amazon

    This even has two USB ports. Bless.

    Promising review: "Where has this thing has been my whole life...?! I've struggled with plugging and unplugging my phone charger and lamp behind my bed for the longest time. My poor husband didn't even get an outlet — he had to charge his phone across the bedroom. This device has been super convenient because now he and I can simply plug our charging cables into the usb outlets along the top of the plug. This completely eliminates having to bother plugging the block up at all. Then, the outlets themselves twist to the sides instead of straight out like a normal outlet. I've got a whole side dedicated for what I need plugged in — a lamp and now a white noise machine. The other side twists to the right, so my husband can plug in whatever he needs. No more cables getting smooshed and bent...no more struggling to plug something in behind the bed... Well done and thanks for making such a smart product! Very convenient." —Amazonaholic

    Get it from Amazon for $18.93.

    20. Battery-operated, motion sensing night lights you can install anywhere in the house, because you don't turn on the lights. The lights turn on for YOU.

    Night lights installed on the staircase wall where there are no outlets
    Amazon

    These little lights are AA battery-operated (not included, but you can grab some here), weatherproof feature, a 30-second auto shutoff, activate from 15 feet away, and can be stuck anywhere (just grab some Command strips!).

    Promising review: "We have a short set of steps from the house into the attached garage that have always been dark and a little hard to see clearly in certain situations. These lights have been a perfect solution. They activate quite well and at a good distance, and put out a really nice amount of light. They also seem well made. I mounted one with the adhesive strip, and one with the screws (both included) and they are equally secure. They couldn't be easier to install and use right away. My whole family appreciates them." —foradrive

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39

    21. A sheet detangler for drying sheets faster (and with fewer wrinkles!) and keeping them from twirling up in a soggy ball. That's not helpful, dryer!

    sheets in a basket with the clips on the ends to keep them from tangling up
    The Grommet

    Owner Cyndi Bray created her company Wad-Free to provide a solution to a problem we all know too well: Sheets wadding up and not drying properly. 

    Promising review: "I love this gadget. The sheets come out wrinkle free. They are easier to fold and the rest of the laundry is not balled up in the sheets. Everything dried in less time." —Christine

    Get it from The Grommet for $18.95 or Amazon for $18.99

    22. Shower curtain rings with two separate hangers for your curtain and liner that'll make it incredibly easy to remove either for cleaning. Save the precious free time you have during the week to do fun things, instead of fighting to get your grimy curtain off.

    curtain rings with two separate hooks to hold liner and curtain
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of those items you didn’t know you needed, and once you get it you can’t help but wonder you ever managed before. I absolutely hate taking the shower curtains off because of the whole open and close for multiple shower curtains. I know you’re like, ‘It’s just shower curtain hooks.’ And it is. But when you have to change out the creepy shower liner, that likes to attack you, and you dread doing so, this just adds seconds to your life. No more unsnapping. Simply take out the liner, place the liner on the appropriate hook, and presto." —Nardsbaby

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five finishes).

    23. A deck of bodyweight exercise cards you'll find just as useful at the gym as you will during your at-home workout. Add some new excitement into your routine by randomly selecting one of these!

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    Promising review: "These are super useful. I am a certified personal trainer and I am using them to help challenge me to try new workouts. I looked at these online for a couple weeks before deciding to take the plunge and purchase them. Totally worth the money! High quality cards, easy to read and great for a learning tool for anyone from beginners to advanced!" —OrganicallyOlivia

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three versions and other exercise types like resistance bands, Pilates, and more).

    24. A compact hair roller so you don't have to lug out a giant vacuum just to remove the mounds of pet hair that's accumulated on your couch.

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    Added bonus: This product doesn't use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care; it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    25. A clever glass and bottle cleaner with a design that makes it actually possible to get waaay down to the bottom of narrow glasses and get a good cleaning. Your hand grasping onto a big sponge will not fit, not matter how hard you try!

    Amazon

    This handy little gadget suctions to the side of the sink or onto the counter so you can scrub, scrub, scrub without the worry of it moving around on ya. And! When the brush needs a cleaning itself, just detach and wash!

    Promising review: "Love this! Helps with speed, ease and thoroughness of cleaning. I had foggy residue on the inside of a glass where my hands could not reach. A few suds and twist and it looked like brand-new." —Kyle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    26. A set of silicone lids that'll stretch to fit and mold over any container that lost its companion lid. Or soda can. Or watermelon. Who ever said you couldn't fit a circle in a square clearly never used these.

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    Promising review: "I bought these to replace the lids on my Pyrex because they were all cracked. I have multiple sized Pyrex including rectangular ones. These lids are thin and stretchy which work perfectly around pretty much any dish. Even though they are all circular they stretch to fit the rectangular ones great!" —Matza

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $13.99.

    27. A small heating patch made with lemon balm, juniper berry, jasmine, dandelion root, rosehip, and without harsh chemicals to help with pesky cramps. Simply apply to achey parts of the body and the patch will heat up to provide relief.

    person holding up patch near lower abdomen
    Rael

    Promising review: "Amazing! If you like heating pads during that lovely time just get it.. It says they last for 6 hours or something but I've had a few/all stay warm and comforting for over 15 hours! They are perfect." —SFMB

    Get a three-pack from Rael for $6.

    28. Shower curtain clips that simply attach to your shower walls to ensure water stays on the *inside* of the tub. IDK about you, but I sure don't want to spend my days moppin' up water when I don't have to!

    shower clip holding curtain in place
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower, where at the end there were six or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air; however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one, and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked." —starvingcollegestudent

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. Bed bands for keeping your fitted sheet in its dang place for once, because we don't have time nor the patience to fight with our bedding.

    bed band secured to sheets to keep them secured
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY....SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    30. A retractable lib balm holder — and may you never again lose another ChapStick to the depths of your purse, jacket, drawer, and car. Good luck.

    reviewer image of Chapstick tube attached to holder
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you lose your ChapSticks a lot, I would highly recommend getting this holder. I love how I am able to grab my lipstick/lip balm/ChapStick, uncap, moisturize my lips, re-cap, and just let go. The retractable part is probably the best part because it makes it easy to get, and even easier to put away and not lose your ChapStick. This holder is perfect for people who travel and/or who are always losing their ChapSticks." —Mit's

    Get it from Amazon for $5.84.

    31. A car vent dip clip so you can dip 👏 those 👏 fries 👏 without fumbling with the barbecue sauce and spilling it all over your car. May your commutes home be tolerable and filled with endless chicken nuggets.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through." —catherine

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    32. Aaaand — to meet your in-house dipping needs — a dip clip that attaches straight to your plate so you're able to properly eat your nuggets, dumplings, veggies, and so on without making a total mess.

    Reviewer image of a plate full of veggies and dip clips attached to the side with dressings
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We are a household that loves our condiments! They are perfect for separating sauces, and also for portion control while sharing. I like that they are different colors too! Definitely comes in handy when you are separating sauces for wings and need to be able to tell the difference. They stay on all of my plates great, including medium saucers. I highly recommend!" —Rebecca H.

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

    33. A snack fork you can literally attach to your favorite jar of pickles. No more dirtying dishes, no more trying to reach the last little guy waaaay down at the bottom of the jar — just pop out the teeny fork, and snack away.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What a great little invention! Who knew that we needed one of these things, but what a handy little gadget to have. This comes with two rings, one that will fit a large jar of pickles and one for a small jar like the size those little sweet gherkins come in. The pickle fork thingy is easy to remove from the holder, and if you want to put it back in the holder after fishing out your pickles without rinsing it, no worries. The little pocket and the bottom can hold a lot of errant pickle juice. It works equally well on jars of olives. It makes removing an olive or two so much more...civilized!" —PT Cruiser

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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