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    30 Things That’ll Relieve Your Life From Small, Pesky Problems

    Consider those annoying problems HANDLED.

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    1. A double-ended extension cord, because sometimes you need two but only have one outlet to spare. Go ahead, plug that lamp in! And that charger! And that router!

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    Cords are six feet long and have three plugs each.

    Promising review: "I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room! I ended up getting this due to my king size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my two lamps on my nightstand and this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    2. Blister prevention patches you apply to 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.

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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 $15.49.

    3. And if you do encounter a painful blister, a compact case of hydrocolloid bandages with a gel guard designed to treat blisters while you wear them. Plus, they're super sticky and cushy so they'll stay on and give you extra support.

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    Promising review: "These things are amazing. Whether you're trying to prevent a blister, or keep one that's already formed from causing you pain, these are what you need. The different sizes help to customize your needs. These are like wrapping your feet in a cloud! Also, on a totally unrelated note, the packaging for these is adorable. The plastic case makes carrying these things around fun and easy. Get these. No more foot pain slowing you down!" —Nolan6ⁿ

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A boil-over safeguard you can set on top of any at-risk pot to buy yourself at least a few extra moments to run over and turn the heat down.

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    It's kinda two lids in one: the bigger bottom part fits all the way over the pot, and has an open spot in the middle, which you cover with the smaller top lid.

    Promising review: "No matter how carefully I watch the pot, it seems to ALWAYS start to boil over the very second I turn my back for that slight moment. I saw this little hummer and ordered it immediately. What a WONDERFUL invention!!! I have not had one issue with boil-over since I bought it. I LOVE it! Two things: 1) when you initially put it on pot rim, create a seal by pressing down around the rim and 2) do NOT lift rim while in use. If you need to peek, lift the center lid. Otherwise you could break the seal, which might cause a boil-over. You will absolutely LOVE this item! I give it 10 stars!" —M. Goulet

    Get it on Amazon for $23.98.

    5. A life-changing shoe powder that kills odor-causing bacteria and keeps your best sandals from smelling like death. Hot summer days are approaching fast — now you and your feet can get through them stink-free.

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    Promising review: "This is by restored my belief in Santa, the Easter bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and all magic again. We search and searched for a foot powder, or treatment, or even reasonably priced hazmat suits for when our teenage son took off his shoes. Nothing we tried worked apart from making him stay outside. Until we tried this powder. It’s a very mild scent when you sprinkle it in the shoe itself, instead of a heavy perfumed mask scent like all other foot powders, sprays, little scent balls etc. I honestly didn’t think there was anyway it could actually stop the hazardous stench that dwelled within our teen's footwear. It was so natural smelling, by day two of using it in said stinky teen's boots there was nothing. It’s like this product neutralized the odor. It was sweet sweet freedom." —Kelli Gebauer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    6. The Tidy Cup, a handy little invention that catches all those excess little drips your mega-sized laundry detergent + softener bottles like to leave mounds of for you to discover on your shelves later.

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    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite items ever! I don’t know how I did laundry without it. Actually I do and remember but now it’s one less thing I have to worry about. No more messy detergent dripping over night onto the floor or hangers. It’s all in the cup! And it’s easy to pour out the amount that I need!!!! I love love love this product." —Shannonmk

    Get it on Amazon for $10.88.

    7. And while were on the topic of laundry (so exciting!), a magnetic washer/dryer guard to prevent your socks and tiny garments from tragically slipping behind. I mean, who knows what lurks beneath those appliances...

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    Promising review: "Oh, how I love this laundry guard! I have very little counter space in my laundry room and this allows me to use all that space on top of the washer and dryer for folding clothes. No more fishing socks and underwear from behind the machines! I love it and so does everyone else that visits and sees it for the first time. The magnets hold it in place very well. There is not a lot of shifting unless I throw something large and heavy up there but it's an easy adjustment to get it back in place. Good quality, not flimsy at all. I highly recommend this product." —Christa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    8. A picture-hanging tool to take all the stress out of hanging a gallery wall (or even just one shelf or frame). It's basically a tape measure with a built-in level, and two slidey points designed for effortlessly marking the precise spots where you need to hammer your nails.

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    Ooooohhh, the amount of times I have a hung up a picture just to take a step back and realize it is very crooked; it's too many to count.

    Promising review: "While hanging shelves and frames and other wall decorations shouldn't be rocket science, I make things more complicated than they should be. Leveling is where I normally falter. With the Hang-O-Matic it becomes an exact science! It's so simple to use! I've hung over 10 items on our walls this past weekend and it was a breeze with this tool. Just measure, put the tape to the wall where you want it, ensure your tape is level, and then push the marker pins in to know where you need to put in your anchors/hooks. When you're doing it solo, this tool is absolutely priceless!" —Shameel Kumar

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A teeny bottle of touchup paint that'll restore furniture back to its original glory days. Scratches, chips, and stains, WHO?

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    Promising review: "Thank god this exists! Over the years, my sloppy 'hair-dying job at home' has left several spots on my white bathroom walls. This is exactly what I was looking for. If you're unsure which color to use (no need to be an exact match for this type of touch-ups), you can contact the company and they'll send you a color chart for free. This is like a whiteout for the imperfections. I didn't want to have to paint the entire bathroom for some small spots, but those spots were bothering me for certain. Now I don't even know where those spots are anymore, and the walls look normal. This is such a life saver." —mrsj

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in nine shades).

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

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    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!" —MTHealthyLiving

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A cup holder designed to fit on shopping carts so you don't have to chug your Starbucks before hitting the grocery store. Now you can stroll, shop, and sip — as one should.

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    Promising review: "Ingenious idea and great invention. I go grocery shopping with cart and attach this cup holder to the cart with Starbucks coffee... Walking around, hands free, have a sip of coffee every now and then...life is great." —stephen moody

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A manual scalp massager brush that can not only help you relax on hectic days, but reduce pesky flakiness and oily build-up from regular use of hair products. Dandruff has no room in your house!

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    Promising review: "If you have stubborn dandruff, TRY THIS before you give up! I have seborrheic dermatitis, which causes a greasy build up of dandruff on my scalp. When I use this product to rub the shampoo through my hair while in the shower, it cleanses my scalp and removes the build up. My dandruff has significantly decreased and is almost gone. I have tried a variety of other products to get rid of my dandruff, including high-powered dandruff shampoo. None had worked before this. Side note: I have found this product works best on shorter hair, anything longer than shoulder length makes it a bit harder to pull through your hair. Overall I am incredibly pleased with this product." —Marilyn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    13. And for a more in-depth cleaning, a clarifying shampoo you can use once a week in place of your usual shampoo to remove the residue left behind from heavy hair products.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this shampoo. I have thick but fine, curly hair. I get a lot of build up because of the products I use to define my curls and control frizz. Curly hair is very dry so shampooing daily is a no-no. This shampoo is perfect because I can use it on my roots once (sometimes twice) a week to cut down any build up. I highly recommend for anyone who uses a lot of products but isn't able to shampoo often." —Mary C

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    14. A zipper puller for zipping up your favorite dress *all the way*, even when there's no one around to give you a hand. Honestly, this is genius.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this puller would actually work. I wear dresses Monday through Friday for work. I buy ones that have long, hidden zippers. I am breaking about one zipper every two weeks, trying to zip them up by myself. It was costing me about $50 to replace the zippers. Finally, I broke down and bought this. I am so happy that I did. It takes a couple times to get it on right, but once you get the zipper puller on the zipper, it zips right up. This is perfect! Great for single moms like me!!!" —M. Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. LED-dimming stickers so you can sleep in complete peace (and darkness!) and not be bothered by obnoxiously flashing router and console lights.

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    They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger full black-out edition!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! The product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $4.59.

    16. A cable box for hiding away the cord tumbleweed under your furniture because the only bowl of spaghetti we want is the one we can eat.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this cable box to hide a bunch of cords for a router, mini cell phone tower, etc. I shopped around a bit because I wanted something that looked nicer than just a plastic box. This was the best solution I found, I like the faux wood top of it, I actually wish the sides were the same design but again I do like the aesthetic of this box. It fits a ton of cords and wires. This was a fast and satisfying fix to my cord problem. I will be purchasing another one of these boxes for a different area of the house. It was worth the money for me as it looked better than the other cable boxes I could find and it really did solve the problem." —Frustrated Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. 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!

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    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 $11.99.

    18. 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.

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    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).

    19. A bra strap extender to give you room to breathe (like, literally breathe). It won't be quite as great as the feeling of whipping your bra off at the end of a long day, but it'll come veeeery close.

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    These are also great for creating a custom fit if you have trouble finding your exact size in stores.

    Promising review: "These have been amazing during my pregnancy. I really can't rave enough. When my body started changing, I went out and bought a new bra (I'm a 32 and got a 34), but soon it started feeling tight on me. I didn't need another bra because the cups still fit fine, then I found these extenders, and they made all the difference! I can extend without buying new bras! They are sooo soft and comfortable, you can't really feel or tell they are there. I've already recommended them to all of my pregnant friends!" —Mari

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in five sizes and three colors).

    20. 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.

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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 five colors).

    21. A clever little water bottle ideal for gym time and jogs. It comes with a secret compartment in which you can store cash, cards, and keys.

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    Promising review: "This thing goes everywhere with me. It makes going to the gym, zumba, and yoga so much simpler! There's no need to fight with a purse or wallet because all you need is this handy dandy water bottle." —OlyGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50+ (available in two colors).

    22. A two-toned silicone case for your AirPods because you did NOT spend your hard-earned dollars for these to get scratched and broken. Although, this will not prevent you from losing the...sadly.

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    Promising review: "A simple product that everyone with AirPods should buy for basic protection and prevention of scratches on your case. Multiple color options gives you some uniqueness. Don’t expect to throw your case across the room and it survive but this will give you peace of mind when you drop your case or your cat knocks it off the table." —Kyle & Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 10 color combinations).

    23. Bra strap clips so you can effortlessly transform your bra to fit your shirt without having to spend money on a new one. I mean, hello, bras are expensive!!!

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    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in six color sets).

    24. 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: "My house was built in 1954. Old houses and front load dryers do not get along and when my wife was doing laundry, the floor felt like Godzilla was attempting to escape from beneath my toilet. This has 100% fixed the vibration issue for me. I can crap in peace whilst a load of laundry is being done without worry." —Teej

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.95.

    25. A dual-blade package opener for *safely* (safely being the key word here) opening up boxes, bottles, and mail. You know, 'cause it's not the best idea to use a giant butcher knife to slice through boxes!

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    Promising review: "This is a must around the house! We have one on each level of the house and it is used everywhere! This is the perfect stocking stuffer gift and we have given 20 or so of these — someone always asks where we got them! The slice-it blade works for zipping through packaging and the button-extended blade is sharp but small. This is a fabulous tool that is perfect for all the stupid hard plastic packaging with the crimped sides! Also excellent for opening taped boxes, cutting the ribbon on gifts, cutting foam board, cardboard, or chipboard." —T. C.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.32.

    26. A three-compartment lid organizer that'll put an end to the days of lid waterfalls. You know — it happens when you're just innocently opening up your cabinets and then every single plastic lid tumbles out on you.

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    Promising review: "This organizer is simple but pure genius. I immediately cleared out existing drawer and popped this little lid organizer in the drawer. I was able to fit all my lids in it! YAY! Even better, I was able to fit all the container parts that went with the lids in the same drawer. Now that it's organized, it's so much easier and quicker to find a container and its matching lid. And looks SO MUCH BETTER... Thank you!" —Robinotl

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    27. A scratch remover system to rid your car of dreaded paint marks, because someone had the NERVE to swipe your ride and leave...or because you accidentally hit your garage (but we can stick with the first story 😉).

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    Keep in mind this helps to remove paint left behind, but not to completely buff out the scratch itself. Kit includes removal polish and buffer pad.

    Promising review: "With a lot of elbow grease and persistence, this product helped take off the paint left on my car when I scraped the side of my garage pulling out. Total time was about 30 minutes, but the scratch was larger than what you see in the first picture (I decided to take a before shot once I had already buffed out a huge patch). I highly recommend this for paint but the description is correct when it states that it won’t buff out scratches, you can feel with your fingernail." —Kimberly Turner

    Get it from Amazon for $12.92.

    28. And! A headlight restoration kit because drivin' around with foggy lights = bad, and spending tons of money to replace headlights = bad. This solves both of those dilemmas!

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    The kit includes sanding discs, polishing pad, rubbing compound, and a foam pad.

    Promising review: "I rarely issue 5 stars but this product deserves it. You get step-by-step colored picture instructions, and all the necessary sandpaper, plus more than enough compound you will actually use. Prepare to spend like 30 min. on each lens. It's not difficult at all, the product works and does what it says. I immediately saw a huge difference on the look of the lights in the day and big improvement on the night, much brighter for sure. It’s like I purchased new headlights, so yes I would definitely recommend this product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.85.

    29. 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.

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    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 $5.45.

    30. And lastly, anti-mold pads for extending the life of allllll the fruit and veggies you just optimistically bought at the store. These will give you a chance to actually eat them before they go bad!

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    These foam liners help cut down mold by absorbing excess water and providing your fruits/veggies better air circulation.

    Promising review: "These are my favorite new kitchen items. Cut into the shape of your fridge crisper drawer and you can place your veggies directly on top, they will last days longer without getting spoiled. It saves money in the long run because your vegetables will stay fresh. I loved them. I use the yellow for fruits and green for vegetables. They do their job, absorb excess water thus preventing mold and keeping things crisp." —California-Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.99.

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