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    36 Extremely Useful Products To Help You Get Through The Week

    A migraine stick, scalp massager, sleep gummies, a jewelry detangler, and more things to get you through loooooooooong weeks.

    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 โ€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A migraine stick made with therapeutic essential oils that can relieve migraine pain and give you some dang peace during stressful weeks., Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeeder Katy swears this stuff helps alleviate her discomfort:

    "The stick provides a pleasant, cool, tingling feeling, almost like VapoRub. It lessens the intensity of the pain, and, if my headache is dull or just starting, it can make it go away almost entirely. If nothing else, it at least extends how long I can go without taking ibuprofen and delays the splitting headache I sometimes feel coming after a long day. I've taken so much less Advil since I started using this! Plus, you can reapply as often as you need." โ€”Katy Herman

    Read more in her full review on this migraine stick.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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


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

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

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

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug...I tried everything. There was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $7.95.

    4. A bottle of blackberry sleep gummies packed with melatonin and chamomile to help get you off to dreamland, all without any chemical sleep aids โ€” and all that sounds ~berry~ good to me.

    Promising review: "I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" โ€”Jaime Arnold

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    5. Machine-washable and reusable cloths that'll gently remove dirt and makeup from your skin with a splash of some water. Just toss in the washer after a few uses and start savin' your hard-earned dollars โ€” no more expensive wipes here!


    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they're pretty impressive at taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." โ€”RachelM

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $2.97.

    And check out BuzzFeed Review's pick for best makeup remover!

    6. A 15-pack (that's a lot!!!) of meal prep containers so you can finally cure your midday hunger *without* having to spend a boat load eating out. Your (and your wallet's) belly will be so happy.

    These are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

    Promising review: "These are great! Easy to use, and there's a little snappy sound so you know the lid's on, and they actually hold quite a lot of food. They're definitely helping me not eat lunch out so much at work. They're a bit too large for most lunch bags, but I just put it flat in the bottom of a grocery bag and it's good to go." โ€”Meghan D. O'connor

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three bulk sizes).

    7. A miracle-working oil that'll condition your nails and soften your cuticles thanks to its jojoba- and vitamin E-rich formula. Quick, go schedule that salon appointment and get the manicure of your dreams.

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. I tried everything. I bought this in February and this size bottle lasted a bit more than a month with religiously applying it 2-3 times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-oz refill bottle because I never wanted to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" โ€”Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    8. An extendable Swiffer duster for an easy, quick dusting that takes little effort on your part (ayyy, my type of cleanin'!). Really, you could just walk around dragging this behind you and it would pick up dirt like a magnet.


    I didn't expect to love this thing so much, but it makes dusting so easy and something I don't mind doing weekly. The extra long handle lets you get to those hard-to-reach places, and the replaceable heads are so convenient. It takes me a total of five minutes to run this over the main surfaces of my house to reduce dust, which is suuuuper important for my partner who has severe allergies.

    Get the starter kit and three refillable dusters from Amazon for $7.99, and additional refill dusters for $10.19.

    9. A beverage dispenser to organize a cluttered fridge and give you quick access to your favorite soda. Let us no longer fight with cardboard packaging and drop carbonated drinks on the ground. Your week deserves better!


    Get it from Walmart for $15.99.

    10. A high-impact support band you can add over your sports bra to reduce that uncomfortable bounce during workouts. Maybe, just maybe, I'll go to the gym now.


    Each band is adjustable to give you a snug but comfortable fit. There are four different sizes so the band can work for a wide range of cup sizes.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a solution to a painful bounce problem while running. I was struggling trying to find good sports bras for large busts that would keep everything in a pain-free place. Not to mention I was not looking forward to buying multiple new sports bras because of their price. Luckily I found this option! It had great reviews so I decided to give it a try. I am very pleased with the results. It is very effective. I have not had any pain while running since I started using this band. I'm so happy I can use this with my current sports bras and not spend so much getting new ones that might not work!" โ€”Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes Sโ€”XL and two colors).

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

    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." โ€”Marilyn

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58+ (available in three colors).

    12. 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.


    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." โ€”Mary C

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

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

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

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

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

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $37.80.

    15. An oddly gorgeous lunch pot and cutlery set (seriously, why is this so pretty?) so you can finally take your morning meals with you to work instead of rushing to eat at home. You know what the say, breakfast is the moโ€” ok, ok, you get it.


    Get it from Food52 for $40 (available in two colors, plus it's dishwasher and microwave-safe).

    16. An eyeshadow primer to keep your perfectly blended smokey eye in its dang place, from sunrise to sunset. No more smudging, flaking, creasing, and can I get a hallelujah?! /

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low โ€” Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" โ€”Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    17. An actually-cute drying mat that'll (possibly??) motivate you to wash dishes as you use them so your sink doesn't turn into a tower of dirty plates throughout the week. Honestly, this mat is so stylish, you may not mind it being out on your counters.


    The mat measures 18" by 24" and is machine washable.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! I have maple butcher block counters and was worried moisture might seep through and damage the wood, but after five months there hasn't been a problem at all. So much easier to clean then a traditional dish drainer! Just put it in the washing machine on gentle and hang to dry. Easy." โ€”Another reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in 14 colors).

    18. A lightweight hot brush to give you salon-status waves that LAST. I am sure we all wish we had the time and cash to get a blowout every week, but alas โ€” we don't. This is definitely the next best thing!

    Promising review: "I have very fine, limp hair. I have never gotten this type of results with a curling iron. The volume and bounce is amazing for me, and it was easy to do, not too time consuming. The pic on the left is right after using the iron brush. The pic on the right is after nine hours of working all day. I used NO hair spray, heat protector, or any product at all. Iโ€™m amazing I still have a nice amount of curl. Iโ€™m looking for an easy everyday change for my hair. I think I may have found it. Oh, and itโ€™s really hard to burn yourself given itโ€™s design โ€” very light weight." โ€”JenC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    19. 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 grimey curtain off.


    Promising review: "Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the pole." โ€”CASEINPOINT

    Get it from Amazon for $7.32 (available in three styles and five colors).

    20. A slow feed bowl for pets who legitimately inhale their food the second it's placed in front of them. This bowl is designed to make mealtime up to 10 times slower, helping with digestion and bloating.,

    The non-slip base holds the bowl in place while your pet forages for food.

    Promising review: "This bowl worked so well for our one dog, that we ended up getting two more for the other two dogs. It has worked wonderfully for all three, who have different snouts/jaws โ€“ including a short, thick pit bull's mouth. They all figure out a way to get every single piece of kibble out and all three seem to really enjoy the time spent. The built-in, non-skid phalanges make the bowl extremely stable, whether on wood or tile floor. They lie flat and are part of the molded base. Even the clumsy and overly-vigorous eaters can't knock the bowl around." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    21. A gorgeous suede dot journal so you can keep track of important dates, to-do lists, shopping needs, and so on. Look at you, going into this week so prepared!

    Urban Outfitters

    And definitely check out a BuzzFeeder's explainer on why you should keep a bullet journal: WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29, and pack of colored pens from Amazon for $5.95.

    22. A jewelry clasp that'll layer individual necklaces so you can rock your favorites at once and not worry about them tangling up into a big mess.

    Theresa Rose / Etsy, Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    I recently bought a couple of these and had one of those very real, WHY DIDN'T I BUY ONE OF THESE SOONER moments. They do an amazing job at keeping your necklaces from tangling as you wear them, and I love that I can layer multiple of my favorites at once. I am forever sold on these.

    Get it from Theresa Rose on Etsy for $11.50 (available in gold and silver, and two or three clasps).

    23. Chewable tablets you'll loooooove if you travel often for work. They're made with natural ingredients (like chamomile!) to help you beat jet lag before it even hits. Just pop one in before take-off and throughout the trip and kiss lethargy buh-bye.


    Promising review: "I've traveled a lot for my job over the years, and always suffered horrible jet lag on trips from the west to the east coast. I recently had six weeks of travel from west to east, and was very concerned about being just exhausted and foggy for the first couple of days. I took the No Jet Lag as instructed, and was amazed at how easy it was for me to get going the next day. I actually missed a couple of doses on the flight (you should take them about every couple of hours), but still had great results. I honestly didn't think I would get such great results." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    24. A cell phone clip that'll attach to shopping carts to give you a potentially enjoyable time at the grocery store โ€” *gasps,* yes, there is such a thing! Now you can read your recipes and lists hands-free. Amazing.


    It's compact shape means you can toss it in your bag and go!

    Promising review: "I love this gadget! It makes my grocery shopping so much easier. I was having a hard time trying to steer the cart, hold the phone which has my list on it, and grab the groceries. Enter the shopping cart cell holder. Easy to use; easy to attach to the cart; easy to remove from the cart. Makes your life a little easier!" โ€”vee3

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90 (available in two colors), or a larger option ideal for baby strollers for $15.95.

    25. A silicone face mask "brush" because mask application can be a time-consuming and messy endeavor...but not with this! It's actually just one soft, flexible piece of silicone โ€” meaning you'll waste significantly less of your mask.


    Promising review: "I'm an esthetician and have never used a brush like this but decided to try it out. I was a bit skeptical about how it would feel since it is one piece (silicone) instead of bristles. My mask went on perfect and smooth and I didn't have to waste any of the mask either. PLUS! You won't have to worry about a bunch of mask getting stuck in your bristles, definitely purchasing more for my new job!" โ€”Tamar Yacoubian

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.20.

    26. And! An exfoliating peel-off mask for lifting up dead, built-up skin so your complexion looks brighter โ€” even if you feel exhausted inside. I mean, amazing results aside, this just seems fun to use.,

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin so I am always sketched out when trying new products. As I applied the mask to my face, it had such a natural soothing feeling. So I waited around 12 minutes and the mask was so easy to take off but you could also feel it pulling out black heads and peach fuzz. As I looked at the mask after it was fully off I was amazed because it had so many pimples and black heads on it but my face didn't hurt. My face felt so soft and smooth. I recommend everyone to buy this, it does wonders." โ€”Mari247

    Get it from Walmart for $9.97.

    27. 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.

    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!" โ€”Mari

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

    28. A houseplant survival guide so your plants can *also* make it through the week. It's packed with useful information on over 160 common plants and will teach you how to (finally) properly water and take care of that fiddle-leaf fig.


    Promising review: "After decades of caring for my houseplants willy-nilly based on what I saw my mother do, I explored all the books on houseplants in the local library โ€”ย and this book is one of the four I ended up buying. It contains useful, extensive profiles of all the common houseplants, including requirements for light, temperature, fertilizer, water, soil, repotting, longevity, propogation, varieties, and display tips. Helpful photos are included. Later sections of the book are devoted to understand light, watering methods, repotting and plant propogation. This book is a keeper for anyone interested in doing better with their houseplants." โ€”harborsparrow

    Get it from Amazon for $17.41.

    29. Reusable silicone bags you can use to store all your produce, snacks, and leftovers โ€” or even as a marinating bag. Yay for reducing plastic use, spending less money on eating out, and yummy foods!


    They're dishwasher and microwave safe!

    Promising review: "Amazing idea! I keep my frozen bananas in them when they start to go bad. The freezer disposable bags used to freezer-burn them. These reusable bags keep these from getting freezer burn and they taste amazing in my smoothies. Easy to close too! I need 100 more! I love this color, however I think I would lean towards clear since if I have multiple in the freezer, it's easier to see what's in them." โ€”Sasha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes and 12 colors/prints).

    30. A cooktop cleaning kit for tackling grease, stubborn stains, and burnt-on residue โ€” aka things you don't want to and shouldn't spend hours cleaning up on jam-packed weeks.

    It comes with a 10-ounce bottle of cleaning solution, two cleaning pads, and one scraper.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but I went for it and holy moly, does it work. It works such wonders on my stupid glass cooktop that I feel like Martha freaking Stewart. Truth be told, cleaning has never been, nor will it ever be, my greatest strength, but this cleaning product makes it easy enough that even I could do it. Save yourself the time and frustration, because the landlord picked this stupid cooktop for the 'aesthetic' and a trap to keep your security deposit but you know what?!? Buy this thing and you can tell em, 'not this time'! You won't get another penny out of me! Bwahahahaha.'" โ€”Rita

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    31. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes. Hello, just watching it is weirdly therapeutic:


    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks โ€” only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried and true." โ€”KS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.20.

    32. A ~handy~ glove that'll remove tons (and I mean TONS) of pet hair as you shower them with all the pets and snuggles. They'll think you're just givin' 'em some love, when really, you're giving yourself back some sanity.

    Promising review: "Love this! The picture is from just one use. It's easy to use on sensitive areas like the tail and belly that a brush couldn't. I got way more hair out from my double-coated Russian blue cat than a brush ever did." โ€”mariya spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    33. 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.


    Promising review: "Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times canโ€™t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul zip me up. This zip puller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. Pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must-take travel tools." โ€”Joe Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    34. A magic bottle of stain remover you should always have on-hand in the unfortunate event a major spill strikes. Wine? Sauce? Dirt? They COWER in the face of this spray, and that's great for you because you have your weekly TV dramas to get back to.

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS!!! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" โ€”Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    Learn more in our complete write-up: "This Carpet Cleaner Makes Stains Vanish Before Your Eyes, And Guys, Magic Is Real"

    35. A splurge-worthy primer to coat individual lashes and form the perfect base for your mascara to glide on so your lashes appear fuller and longer...which means you can trick everyone into thinking you're wide awake.


    Oh, and its hydrating formula ensures brittleness and dryness stay far, far away for your eyelashes!

    Promising review: "This new primer is amazing for a false lash look! I was amazed. It gives instant results, is easy to apply, and has tons of vitamins to condition your lashes while giving you that amazing eyelash extension look!!! It doesnโ€™t leave clumps, which is huge for me! So in love with this product!!" โ€”JulijanaG

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    36. And lastly, a drink tracking bottle that'll help you remember to put water in your body while you're working away. We love to feel hydrated and healthy, yes we do!,

    Promising review: "Best $11 Iโ€™ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over 5x without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Donโ€™t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" โ€”Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29 (available in seven sizes/styles and 22 colors).

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