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    29 Things For Anyone Who Could Just Use Some Dang Help

    These'll take some of the work off your shoulders.

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    1. A rubber key organizer for saving space, keeping your belongings from getting scratched, stopping the annoying jingling, helping you find the one key you actually need — and holy moly, this is a tiny but mighty invention if I do say so myself!

    Reviewer image of rubber key holder attached to a key fob with four keys neatly tucked away inside of it

    Promising review: "I had ben frantically looking for something to keep my keys from jingling when I come home late, poking in my pockets, and scratching at my husbands photo. I was happy to pay the $25 since it was exactly what I wanted. It was EXACTLY what I had expected and I love it so much." —Faith Woods

    Get it from Amazon for $23.80+ (more colors and styles available here)

    2. A (beautiful!) stoneware strainer you can easily wash, clean, and drain berries with thanks to the built-in drip catcher and spout. That quick afternoon snack is just a strain away!

    Hand tilting the strainer into the sink to drain water out as cherries sit inside the deep bowl

    Promising review: "The Berry Buddy is perfect for washing and storing berries, grapes, etc. The bowl is very good quality and should not chip easily. We keep ours in the refrigerator to store grapes, but it looks very nice on the counter and can be proudly displayed for guests when serving grapes or other fruits." —Taylor

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $48.

    3. EveryPlate — a meal subscription service that'll send ya everything you need for some stress-feel dinners. Don't stress about going to the store, wasting food, or wondering what the heck to make, because this budget-friendly service does all the work for you.

    Two plates of spaghetti on a table with two hands twirling the noodles off one plate

    You can select meal options for two or four people, and choose how many meals a week you want (three, four, or five). Each box includes recipe cards with instructions on creating your meals, so there is zero guessing.

    Meals start at $4.99 at EveryPlate.

    4. A memory foam wedge pillow that's ergonomically designed to provide you support in a variety of positions, and might even help reduce discomfort caused from back, leg, joint, hip, and pregnancy pain.


    Promising review: "My husband has been suffering from sciatica pain for the past year. The pain would make sleeping difficult and was really bad when he got out of bed. He is currently going to physical therapy for it but has had very little relief. After one night using this knee pillow he had NO pain when he woke up! The pillow is firm enough to keep your knees separated yet the cover is very soft to the touch. Somehow it seems to move with you in your sleep without falling out of place. Amazing product!" —boogie pilgrim

    Get it from Amazon for $18.16.

    5. Cook Once, Eat All Week — a cookbook featuring 26 gluten free recipes that, you guessed it, will get you through an entire week with only cooking once. Busy weeks stand no chance with this in your cookbook arsenal.

    Reviewer image of the cookbook with a bunch of ingredients

    Promising review: "I really like this cookbook and I am no cook, but this book makes me feel like I am! Step-by-step instructions that don’t overwhelm. It’s so practical for me as a mom of three boys! My husband was able to help with the meal prep on the weekend and then during the busy week, boom, I have fresh DELICIOUS dinner cooking IN THE OVEN in about five minutes. I’ve had time to clean up kitchen, set table and enjoy my family without slaving away everyday in the kitchen for dinner! I’m going to start doubling the recipes so we can all have lunch the next day too. My boys have loved all the recipes! Fed and Fit delivers AGAIN! Life hack cook book for sure!" —Candace

    Get it from Amazon for $21.49.

    6. Or if you're looking for something to please the entire fam: BuzzFeed's The Goodful Cookbook that's filled with 125 delicious recipes that offer a little bit of everything for vegetarian, keto, low-carb, and tons of other diets.,

    Promising review "The Goodful Cookbook is packed full of amazing and delicious recipes that fit all sorts of ways of eating — meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans, dairy free, gluten free, etc. It literally is for everyone, so I love that I can pick recipes from it to make for all of my family and friends. The book itself is beautiful too. Everything from the photos to the design are so well done. The shopping lists at the end are also so helpful. Thanks, Goodful!" —Alana

    Get it from Goodful on Amazon for $18.05.

    7. A French manicure kit that comes with everything you need, including half-moon guides to create the perfect tip. Paying for pedicures is so last year.

    Closeup of a hand with a French manicure

    Promising review: "I love this set. I can do my toes inexpensively and it lasts." —FlytheNC

    Get it from Orly for $13.75.

    8. Velvet slip covers to save your upholstery from unfortunately all-too-common spills. In the event one strikes, just remove, toss in the wash and *bada bing bada boom*, it's clean! These'll also completely transform your worn out couch. Is your living room a showroom now? Yes, yes it is.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $29.31+ (available in two sizes and eight colors)

    9. Verb Energy — yummy bars made with organic green tea that'll give you the boost you need when the midday slumps hit, all without the jitters and crash that can come with caffeine. These delicious treats are gluten-free, vegan, and come in seven tasty flavors.

    Verb bar in the maple blueberry flavor opened up from the packaging

    Get 12 bars for $22 or a variety bundle for $41.80+ (available in seven flavors).

    10. Arch support compression bands for some sweet relief from pain caused by plantar fasciitis, flat arches, and other feet issues. Give your footsies the TLC they deserve so they can get *you* through the week.


    Promising review: "The first day I wore these was amazing I felt an immediate difference! Before I got my bands I would be in constant paint from plantar fasciitis and poor arches! I feel the lift and support in these bands more than my special arch supports from my podiatrist. Hopefully I won't need anymore cortisone shots as long as I have these on my feet." —mlenz

    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.95.

    11. And! Adhesive foot pads designed to cushion the ball of your feet and give you some extra support., Amazon

    Promising review: "I suffer from chronic foot pain. Unbearable! My aunt is a big fan of these specific foot pads, she had tried a couple others she found on Amazon, but said the others dont stick too well when her feet get sweaty. She mentioned that these stick all day. Tried them myself, I am a HUGE fan. Not only do they stick to my often moist feet without problems, they relieve so much pain! Will buy several more." —Roy Rosell

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $16.62.

    12. An electric bottle opener because those wine bottles aren't going to open themselves. With this speedy thing, you can quickly remove a cork with minimal effort. Now that you love to see.


    Promising review: "My goodness...I have FINALLY found a wine bottle opener that works perfectly!!! This grammy doesn't always have the strength to use other wine bottle openers and this Oster bottle opener is that LAST wine bottle opener I'll ever have!!! Thank you, Oster!!! You know what you're doing...AWESOME! Thank YOU!!!" —QV

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A Glossier Brow Flick pen — aka your new favorite way to fill in your brows with total ease, that doesn't involve the intimidation of trying to sculpt, shape, define, shade, yada yada. Just flick, flick, flick and your feathery, natural look is D-O-N-E.


    Promising review: "I’ve been using brow pens rather than pencils/wax-based products for a couple of years now. My eyebrows naturally have a couple of patchy spots so I knew I needed a brow product. But unlike other brow products, pens aren’t hard in my brow hairs during application and don’t seem to clog up my pores as much. This brow pen is the most waterproof of the ones I’ve tried by far. I work out a lot and this did not bleed or fade at all when I sweat. Highly recommend if you’re into this type of brow product!" —Molly

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in three shades).

    14. A set of cutie watering stakes for completely taking out the guesswork of, "did I water this plant this week, I can't remember?" This little birdy might not tell you, but it definitely watered for you.


    Promising review: "I don't necessarily kill my plants, but they never look that great. I am notoriously bad at forgetting to water them. With this graceful contraptions, the two plants I put them in perked right up and are doing much better. The birds look great. They are fragile things, but they came packaged well. Great value for the price!" —jcq

    Get two from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. And for us no-matter-how-hard-we-try-our-plants-die people, a moisture meter you place deep down into the soil to get a reading of how much water your plant is receiving, so you can adjust your watering frequency accordingly!

    A reviewer's plant with the meter inside, showing it is slightly over watered

    Promising review: "This item is great. I can check how wet my plants are down where the roots are. So no more over watering! It is very accurate. This works great!!" —Terri Carlson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    16. A skin spatula that'll finally remove those pesky blackheads that have been lurking in the deep depths of your pores so you can have fresh, clean skin. No time for fancy trips to the spa, we understand!,

    Promising review: "Love this tool! I recently got a professional facial and the lady used a tool like this one on me! I was so intrigued that I had to purchase one for myself! The price point is amazing and it does the job. The instructions are a little hard to follow so watching tutorial videos on YouTube helped! Once I used it I noticed I was able to exfoliate my skin nicely and get some extractions from my clogged pores on my nose and chin. I then used it with a serum which was nice and how it was used during my facials. Can’t wait to use it more! There are tons of different ways to use it! Great price for a great tool!" —Stephanie Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    17. A double oven mitt so there's zero panic when you can only find one or none at all. Let's leave the dirty dishrag in the laundry, and keep that bread from burning. 👏


    Promising review: "I love these mitts for the oven. I always only find one oven mitt when I need to get something out of the oven. This makes it easy to always have protection for both hands. I would definitely buy them again and would even give as a gift. Great product!" —Adrienneg

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A super affordable curling wand to help you master beachy waves, no problem. It features a ceramic barrel, which can help prevent heat damage and frizz — and this may be the best $20 you will ever spend!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I have super straight, Asian hair. For all my life, I've tried to add some curls or waves. Tons of products and hairspray and it still fell out after 30 minutes. This wand is awesome! I don't have to put anything in my hair and the curl will just loosen a little and look like such a natural curl. I'm assuming it's the high heat and how the wand retains the heat so well. It's very quick to heat up and where the cord attaches to the wand, it swivels so the cord doesn't get wrapped or twisted. Super awesome! Totally worth a try!" —Bernadette Pisco

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (available in two sizes).

    Read our full write-up on this Remington curling wand!

    19. A gourmet beef subscription so you can skip the frantic trip to the store in search of high quality meat for dinner. Just a fair warning that your entire neighborhood might be stopping by once they get a whiff of this cookin' up in your kitchen.

    Porter sirloin steak on top of risotto with basil and lemon

    Get a monthly subscription from Certified Piedmontese for $100 (originally $150), also available in other plans or you can shop for different types of meat for individual purchase.

    20. Canva — a design platform that'll guide you in creating stunning presentations, social media graphics, menus, invitations, and *so* much more with its already designed templates.

    Mood board designed on  Canva with a beach theme and color palette

    With Canva, you have everything you need to create incredible custom graphics whether its for your small business, project, social media, blog, or just for fun. Edit photos, create your own layouts, design logos, generate your very own color palette, and the list goes on. Be sure to check out the entire Canva site to see all of the neat things you can create.

    Get a subscription for Canva starting at $9.95/month (available in a 30 day free trial).

    21. 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!


    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 $7.98.

    22. An expandable spice rack because you should be able to see every spice the second you open the cabinet. Yes, you do have paprika, but it got lost in the sea of jars and now you have two. Well, not anymore!

    Reviewer image of the spice rack set up in cabinet and all of their spices lined up neatly, so you can see every label and spice

    Promising review: "With all our spices on one level, we had to take out every spice to get to the ones in the back. Now they are all visible and you can just reach in and take out the one you need. Easy peasy!" —Kindle Customer

    Get two-shelves from Amazon for $27.79.

    23. A rosehip oil that'll tackle (and DEFEAT!!!) your skin's biggest frustrations: Dryness, flakiness, redness, breakouts — you name it. They don't stand a chance when ~faced~ with this.

    Promising review: "I have combination skin and I’m very prone to acne. When I do get acne, it’s very red and noticeable like the picture. I’ve been using this 1-2x/day for about a month now. My skin feels amazing and my acne has pretty much completely cleared up. (I have one pimple, but it’s mainly a small breakout from my period.) It dries super quick and it doesn’t leave me feeling oily. I also actually use it in my hair and it makes my hair feel nice and soft." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    Read our complete write-up on this rosehip facial oil!

    24. An automatic pan stirrer your arms will be forever thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.


    Promising review: "I am a gadget queen and usually don't like the product after I waste my money on it. But this is a keeper that I love to use and to give as gifts." —Christy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    25. An under-cabinet lid opener so you don't have to spend your peaceful evening battling a jar. That, my friend, is a waste of time.,

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    26. Battery-operated, motion sensing night lights you can install anywhere that'll signal the end of the days of you stumbling around in the middle of the night looking for the light switch. Take your midnight bathroom trip in peace!

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

    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 $14.99

    27. An easy-to-use corer that, yup, makes coring apples, pears, bell peppers, and even cupcakes easier than ever. The serrated tips create smooth cuts — and caramel apples, anyone???


    Promising review: "Probably the best $8 I've ever spent! Cuts through a variety of apples like butter, cleans well, easy to use (something I needed due to occasional arthritis symptoms and flare-ups) so much bang-for-my-buck! I'll echo a few other reviewers, stop reading comments already and get this apple corer!" —Sprink

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in five colors).

    28. A clever front seat organizer with a tissue box holder that'll give ya quick access to all the things that often end up on the ground and then under the seat where you can't reach it.

    A front seat organizer with different compartments for small things like phones, bottles, and glasses

    When you need the front seat for a passenger, just quickly move it to the back with the handy dandy handles.

    Promising review: "Easy way to declutter the car. Nothing fancy but enough pockets and little cubbies to store stuff. Easy to move if someone is sitting in the front seat." —Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    29. A drywall repair kit to undo the damage done during the afternoon soccer game your roommates 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

    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 sandpaper. 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 $6.97.

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