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    30 Incredibly Useful Products To Help You Get Through The Week

    Cushion grips for sandal straps, produce-saving bags, and more things to get you through loooooooong weeks.

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    1. Narrow cushion grips for sandal and heel straps designed to reduce friction and prevent blisters. Summer means cute, strappy shoes, *NOT* painful skin irritations. These sticky grips are so discreet, you won't even be able to see them!

    People with narrow feet also use them to help fill out shoes!

    Promising review: "I LOVE these mini grips! Such a clever design. These are perfect for lining the inner part of my work shoe that used to dig into my upper lateral foot. The adhesive on these is very strong. I am on my feet all day and these grips have not budged! I was so pleased with these I bought three more packs for all of my work shoes. Highly highly recommend!!!" —Frances25

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $6.99.

    2. And! Heel inserts to not only protect your feet from blisters, but provide extra support for your soles. Go ahead, wear those super cute work heels that give you blisters...'til now that is.


    Promising review: "I like these so much better than the narrow strips that keep the top of your shoe from rubbing the back of your foot. They always seem to fall off. These protect the back of my foot from shoe-rubbing and they cushion my heel. I am able to stay on my feet longer. I'll be ordering several more." —Amazon Customer

    Get an assortment pack of six pairs from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A clever package opener with a built-in screw driver that'll easily open that one product encased in ten layers of rigid plastic and 25 ties...and 18 screws.


    Promising review: "Everyone needs these!! Better than scissors to open boxes or even cases of water. Must-have for opening those hard rigid plastic packaging that is on everything now, like battery packages. The angle lets you get in and cut better. Must-have tool for any household. I would highly recommend. Great value." —Wahoo Patty

    Get it from Amazon for $12.65.

    4. Reusable produce storage bags for keeping your freshly bought fruits and veggies actually fresh, so you have a real chance at eating them this time. Hello! Look at these results! /

    Promising review: "We decided to do a little test. One banana in a bag and one out, same location in the kitchen. This was after nine days you can see that’s there’s a distinct difference in the bananas. Amazing product!" —Trio Mum

    Get a 20 pack from Amazon for $9.88.

    5. Dry-erase sticky notes with an adhesive back so you can leave little reminders, appointments, to-dos, and whatever else you're regularly forgetting.


    A lot of people have added these to boxes in their garage or storage areas to indicate what's in each box.

    Promising review: "I love that they are reusable. I work in an office and we use post-it notes for everything. I noticed we were ordering them a lot and spending a lot of money. I decided to try these mcSquares to see if we could save money. I have been using them for about a week and I love them. They stick to almost every surface and work just like a post it." —Dawn Dahlke

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $17.99.

    6. A microwave plate cover featuring a genius magnetic hover function — and I *dare* that spaghetti sauce to try and splatter all over your freshly cleaned zap box NOW! Your long week doesn't deserve it, ok?


    This clever and clean kitchen tool is dishwasher safe and simply attaches to the top of your microwave.

    Promising review: "We've had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You're don't constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It's a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!" —Olivia358

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A dry shampoo POWDER (!!) so you can ditch the shower on late mornings and walk out the door with hair that *looks* like it just got a fresh wash. Hey, nobody has to know it's going on day three...or five. /

    Promising review: "I am so shocked at how well this works! I have never been able to find a dry shampoo that works on my hair for all day! This stuff actually works on my fine blonde hair. I have been able to go two days without showering (haven’t tried longer). I can still run my fingers through my hair after using it and it even lasts all day and I only have to touch up the next day. Would recommend to anyone. AMAZING." —AAH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    8. A microwave potato bag that creates a steam pocket and bakes potatoes in eight minutes or less, all while you sit on the couch and catch up on all your shows. You know, the important stuff.


    Promising review: "Best invention ever! My daughter LOVES baked potatoes, but the only way to get them was to just bake them in the oven for an hour. Not anymore! Between this bag and a microwave with a 'potato' setting, anyone can have a potato in under 10 minutes. Also worked in a college apartment microwave with no potato setting. Perfect temperature every time and soft like it baked in the oven!" —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    9. A roll of super durable, machine washable, and reusable bamboo towels that'll replace up to six months of paper towels. Imagine living in a world where you're not constantly running out! Amazing.


    Promising review: "I clean for a living so using these on the job as well as my home makes life much easier and I can feel better about not being so wasteful. I use them for drying my hands, cleaning the countertops, and as a reusable Swiffer pad for floors. What I do is mark each one with a Sharpie. My first initial for hands and face at home, 'C' for cleaning counters and 'F' for floor. What I love about these the most is they dry a lot quicker than regular towels and washing them is super easy. Dirt and grime tends to just rinse right out. Even on the mop pads. It's incredible. Now I don't have to waste money buying the Swiffer refills. These are different to use but it's worth figuring out what works for you!! A must buy for eco-friendly cleaning!" —Joyce

    Get a roll of 20 sheets from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A rapid veggie steamer for a quick and delicious dinner that doesn't involve a complicated recipe, a ton of steps, and ingredients you completely forgot to pick up at the store.


    Promising review: "Great purchase!!! I’ve been able to steam a whole squash, whole zucchini, handful of cauliflower, broccoli, and it comes out perfect in 3-4 minutes! It makes cooking and eating healthier so quick and easy." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A condiment 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.


    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.

    12. Satin pillowcases that not only look expensive and feel just like silk, but are great for preventing your hair from knotting over night. Better sleep and silkier hair? Sign me up.


    Many reviewers mentioned the best way to extend the life of the pillowcase is by hand washing it, or washing on delicate and air drying.

    Promising review: "Couldn't afford silk so ordered these. I love them. I've heard that sleeping on cotton is like rubbing your face on steel wool all night since that's how delicate the skin there is. All I know is I shower and style my hair at night and after sleeping on these, my hair looked freshly blow dried the next morning. I'm not exaggerating, hair looked the exact same in morning as it did after I styled it the night before. So, if this material is that nurturing to my hair I can only imagine how my face is loving it. I'm hooked and will be buying more colors." —Binary Code

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in three sizes and 15 colors).

    13. Travel-friendly, full body wipes that'll get you to happy hour smelling fresh, help you survive camping trips, and give you a refresh when you need it — even when there's not a shower in sight.


    Promising review: "So fresh and so clean! I was amazed at how big the sheets are considering how small the package is. They clean very well and hold up during the process. Not as thick as other brands but does the job very well and has a mild sent which is good. Top notch product I will be buying more soon." —spawn

    Get a pack of 10 single wipes for $9.99 (also available in a 20-count pack).

    14. An antiperspirant formulated for your hands to give you some relief from sweaty palms and the frustration that comes with it.

    Promising review: "I've struggled with a severe case of hyperhidrosis since I was born. I've tried pretty much everything out there, and besides surgery, this is the only product I've found that WORKS. I cannot say how much I LOVE this product. Other products give you this awful tingling sensation that burns. This doesn't! Once you apply it at night, you can't feel it the next morning. It worked for me after one application, and I just can't say enough great things about this. I NEVER review products, but if my review can help this company get more clients who are struggling with hyperhidrosis to try it, then it's worth it. You will not be sorry you tried this!" —Rachel Alvarez

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (also available in a foot and underarm formula).

    15. 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 somewhat tolerable now. /

    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 (also available in black).

    16. Color-coded envelopes you fill with a certain amount of cash and designate for different expense categories. When the envelope is empty, you stop spending money for that category.


    Think of it as an easy way for you to keep track of your expenses throughout the week!

    Promising review: "I have a pretty packed budget — almost all of the money I receive is allocated to various categories. Still, I have been able to put some into savings by spending less than expected. Just seeing the cash in the pocket helps me restrain myself, especially at the grocery store. I have saved a third of my monthly budget in two months simply by handling the money I was spending. The envelopes are so much better than paperweight envelopes and I get asked about them all the time. I am ready to give them away to every graduate I know for their graduation gift. It's a must-have in the journey to save money and keep yourself debt free OR pay off debts. Even when you make a lot of money, they are perfect for making all your spending well thought out. They go in and out of my purse constantly, and the register PDF you can request makes it super easy to use for months on end, even with your most active category. I can not recommend them enough." —Angrybears

    Get it from Amazon $11.99.

    17. A pair of blue light glasses that'll help you get through all those emails without getting a headache from blue light. They minimize ~digital eye strain~ to prevent midday crashes caused by your glaring screen, so you actually stay in the zone. /

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    18. A flavored syrup so you can save your valuable time and hard-earned $$$, and make your own vanilla latte in the comfort of your own home.

    Promising review: "I usually buy Torani vanilla syrup and really enjoyed that brand in my lattes, but one day I looked at the ingredients and was shocked. I came across this Monin organic vanilla syrup and was a little skeptical because of its color. (Torani is clear this was brown.) The taste is even BETTER than Torani! Now our homemade lattes aren't only healthier, but taste better than Starbucks! (And I was a Starbucks-holic!!!!) Some reviews said that you only needed half of what you'd use with Torani, but I find myself needing the same amount to achieve the balance. You won't be disappointed in this buy! Plus it comes in a glass bottle!" —kindlequeen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79 (available in four flavors and more syrups here).

    19. And! And! A battery-operated handheld mixer for whipping up a heavenly frothy milk concoction. Now you really don't have to take a time-consuming trip to the local coffee shop.

    Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes, like they do at Starbucks, at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths non-dairy milks. I actually found that plain almond milk froths better than any other plant-based milk, for all you vegans out there. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in black and red). Requires two AA batteries.

    20. A monitor memo board that'll keep all the things you regularly misplace in one very obvious spot. Go forward and never lose your phone or forget an important task again.


    There's even a hole at the bottom so you can plug in your phone!

    Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three styles).

    21. A suuuuuuuper duper small spatula made to get into the nooks and crannies of your best beauty products and remove every last drop so when you run out last minute (it always happens on the busiest days!!!), you're still ~covered~. /

    Promising review: "Fantastic product. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Just clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you will get your money's worth out it. Already bought more as gifts." —HMSK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12.

    *And! Get a 10-pack of tiny jars ($6.99) for any leftover makeup you scraped out of the original bottle.

    22. A memory foam back cushion that can relieve lower back pain while you drive, or work at your desk, or do anything that involves sitting — which we do a lot of in a given week!


    Promising review: "My husband had frequent migraines that were partially brought on by siting in an office chair for long periods of time. I bought him this pillow for Christmas, and while I will not say it is a cure, it has helped tremendously. The pillow forces him to sit up more and correcting his posture has alleviated the pain in his back and reduced his migraines significantly. Thanks for an amazing product!" —Shannon Mccauley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    23. And! A very comfy stability cushion designed to fit on top of any chair and maybe, just maybe, make sitting at your desk all day somewhat enjoyable., Amazon

    Promising review: "My job requires me to sit practically all day at work which caused me to become very restless and give me back problems. I couldn't sit still for five minutes without adjusting myself. I also began to worry about the bad posture I could be having because of it as well. I found this and gave it a shot. I've only had it for a little more than a week but the difference with it has been amazing! I can sit at my desk all day long without feeling discomfort or back pain. It sits neatly on my chair without looking too noticeable, and now my biggest problem is trying to keep my co-workers from stealing it from me. $20 for this thing is honestly a steal! So worth it!" —MeLissa

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

    24. A giant shower head so you can start the day the right way: Under a calming waterfall. Perhaps this is the only right way to start the day...


    Promising review: "Bought this to replace a Delta rain shower that cost three times as much. This is so much better and truly feels luxurious! I bought a 16-inch extender pipe to get the shower head far enough away from the wall as it's a large, 12-inch square. Once we installed it and started using it, however, we felt very guilty with the torrents of water coming out of it as we want to be socially responsible with our water use! So we got this shut off valve and set the lever to where to we felt comfortable with the water flow, and since then it's been set it once and forget it! We liked this setup so much we bought another set of all three parts for our other home too!" —SamMo

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in two sizes and shapes).

    25. A silicone freezer tray that'll freeze perfectly portioned leftovers until you're ready to 'em again. Soup, pasta, and your favorite meals are just a microwave zap away. /

    Some customers even used it to prep smoothies for the entire week by freezing and then adding a bit of warm water to thaw! It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

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

    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 $7.75.

    27. A zipper puller for zipping up your favorite dress *all the way*, even when there's no one around to give you a hand. This is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant — genius, I say!


    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.

    28. Labeled closet dividers, because your morning time is valuable and should not be wasted on looking for specific pieces of clothing. After all, you have some sleeping in to do.


    The set comes with 12 blank dividers and 48 labels.

    Promising review: "This is one of those products you don't know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn't even realize I had capri pants until I started organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer. I have large closet rods made from heavy piping and this product fit. I am ordering a set for my mom. She loved mine." —Michelle

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    29. A universal headrest mount for tablets (sized 7-11 inches) so morning commutes with the kiddos don't require you to play the balancing game. You know, when you try to build a self-mount with a sweater on top of the middle console — yeah, it never works, but this will.


    It's even compatible with tablets with a case on! Love that.

    Promising review: "Purchased this for road trips/long car rides for my toddler. I have used it with an iPad and with a Samsung tablet and both work great. It was very simple to install on the headrest. I was surprised at how well it blended in because I was honestly expecting it to look tacky. It is also very easy to adjust to different size tablets. Very happy with this, it allows her to watch a movie while keeping her hands free so she can eat/drink etc. Great for long car trips." —Heather Bush

    Get it from Amazon for $24.30

    30. Heat-resistant cooking and grilling gloves for all of your ultimate dinners. Now you can run back and forth from the stove to the grill in complete ease.


    Promising review: "Best grill gloves I've ever owned! Great heat resistance, perfect amount of texture to allow for good grip on food without being a pain to clean, and they seem to be holding up great. Amazing how flexible these are while offering so much heat resistance. I'll definitely be buying these again if I happen to damage this pair. A+" —MichiganMike

    Get them from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three sizes)

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