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    33 Very Helpful Products For Anyone Who Could Use Some Assistance

    Just a bunch of things that'll hopefully make your life a smidge easier.

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    1. A wearable nail polish holder to serve as an extra hand during at-home manis (that'll probably look like you stepped right out of a salon!).


    Promising review: "Ok this is definitely one of those things that is so simple and when you get it you say well why didn't I think of that? Super useful, fits my tall, thin bottles of gel polish great. I was concerned it wouldn't be snug enough for them because they are skinny but it still works wonderfully. Comfy on my fingers (ring size 9.5). Definitely recommended." —MandiC

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 17 colors).

    2. An under-cabinet lid opener so the days of fighting to get a jar open can FINALLY be over. You win this round...and the next one, and the next.


    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 $15.99.

    3. A brush spinner that'll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry 'em — all in less than a minute. And to even *think* we've been cleaning our brushes BY HAND this entire time.


    Promising review: "This baby deep cleaned my brushes like crazy. I've never been able to clean them with an ordinary mat — it would take me longer and my hands would be pruned up from touching the bristle looking for remaining dirt in between. With this, it separates the bristles during spin. It's kind of like the face cleansing brush, it does most of the work for you. I was scared at first when it because I thought it would mess up the shape of the brush but I squeezed it back in place and it was good. Best product I've purchased in a while. I love this thing, It would definitely be a great gift to all my friends." —Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $34.88.

    4. A flexible task light to hang in dark spots when you're fixing a leaky pipe, popping the hood of your car, or doing any other task that needs two hands and a flashlight.

    The Grommet

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.99, or something similar from Amazon for $11.98.

    5. An automatic pan stirrer you and your arms will be incredibly thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I watched a YouTube video of a guy making a roux with this gadget and was totally amazed. There were many similar items available online but I chose this one. It has a timer, the blades can go in the dishwasher, and it is sturdy. And yes indeed it works just as advertised. I am thinking ahead for Christmas presents!!" —msKatie

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    6. A microwave pasta maker that can cook, strain, and create a full dinner for you on busy nights when a three course meal just isn't in the cards.


    Promising review: "This is a fantastic product. I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years. Pasta has always been a simple, go to, dinner for me. Tending to the boiling pot of pasta was just part of the process. I’ve been getting 'tired' of cooking as I’ve aged. This simple little microwave pasta cooker has simplified cooking so much more than I could have imagined. Seems silly, but it’s kinda like a little miracle. No more toting a heavy pot to the stove. No more pouring pasta & boiling water into a colander. It’s simple, lightweight and foolproof. You’ll never regret buying this." —Winkie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A multi-functional chopper featuring two interchangeable blades that makes chopping tons of fruits and veggies easy peasy lemon squeezy. I mean, this basically does all the work for you so dinners don't feel so daunting.

    Think about how much time you'll be saving! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.

    Promising review: " The chopper is heavy duty, and stainless steel. It's very sharp! It's easy to use by pushing products through. Everything comes out in even pieces and looks fantastic." —Chelsea H

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    8. A paw cleaner encompassed with soft silicone brushes to quickly and efficiently clean your very bad dog's* muddy feetsies.


    Promising review: "Love this! I only use it on really muddy days, but it makes such a difference. Two of my bigger dogs always get the mud embedded in their nails and I can never get the dirt out no matter how many times I wipe their paws with a wash cloth. This paw cleaner gets in all the nooks and crannies without hurting them. It's so easy to use! After I put their paw in the cleaner I just wipe it dry with a clean towel and thats it! Then after, I just use the dirty water to water my plants. Just make sure you buy the correct size. The medium I bought fits two of my dogs perfectly, but the other has a very small paw so it doesn't work. Pictured is a medium size compared to my boxer mix who is 45 lbs." —I. Nguyen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.29+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A digital measuring tape you'll be ~inching~ to get your hands on so you can quit squinting at those extremely, teeny tiny lines.


    Promising review: "I'm doing home remodeling and need to take a lot of measurements. This feels a *lot* more accurate than my current tape because I'm not having to squint or crane my head around things to take a reading, bold and clear display with feet, inches, fractions. Instant conversion between units is handy. I like the centering function too — one button gives you the 'half' distance of the measurement — very useful feature for picture hanging. Every home contractor I've had over that sees this in action wants one like it." —Mark Terrano

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    10. A laundry board that makes it incredibly easy to fold all of your clothes with precision, ensuring that everything looks tidy in your drawers and closet. It's like you took it all to the laundromat. 😍,

    This board is super easy to use! Just lay the board flat (with a tee, towel, pants, whatever, on top) and simply flip the left side, then the right, and that's it! You're done! Plus, this works perfectly for not just clothes, but also linens and towels.

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' Then I gave this a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know, I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so neatly and easily with this thing. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 (available in four colors).

    11. A beloved 7-in-1 pressure cooker (really, it has 29,100+ positive reviews!) sure to replace at least three of your bulky kitchen gadgets, and cook you a complete, super filling meal. There's little this thing *can't* do!, Instagram: @instantpotofficial

    This baby steams, slow cooks, makes rice, sautes, and even make yogurt and cake. *Heavy breathing,* it's like having a sous chef on deck at all times.

    Check out BuzzFeed's complete Instant Pot review.

    Promising review: "I love this thing. This is really versatile and easy to use. It comes with a little rack and really streamlines dinner. Meats that benefit from slow cooking really shine in this thing. The time savings is pretty ridiculous. I did a three-pound pork shoulder for a pozole last night. 30 minutes cooking and 15 minutes of natural pressure release, and it was fantastically moist, and filled with all the flavors I'd stuck in the cooking liquid." —Jennifer Guerrero

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95+ (available in three sizes).

    12. ~Handy~ nail clippers with a rotating swivel head and extra-long handles that'll give you easier access to hard-to-reach nails so you can get a clean cut for once — no need to pay for an expensive mani.


    Promising review: "Total comfort and ease for those that suffer arthritis or aged weaker hands. Just set the angle for your comfort and clip with ease. Not only are these clippers super sharp, the but the long handles reduce the pressure needed to clip toe and finger nails. Even the younger set will be pleased with the adjusting angel of the cutters. I sure wish I this product ten years ago. I am 100% pleased and recommend for anyone to use." —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A pack of shadow shields because who has the time or energy to deal with eyeshadow fallout? Answer: Nobody. These can *also* act as a stencil for creating sharp wings, and we stan a multipurpose product, yes we do.


    Promising review: "I LOVE these! I've shared them with my friends and everyone has come to me with positive feedback. They are perfect for either protecting your cheeks/face from eyeshadow fallout and offer a great 'stencil' if you are looking to create a sharp cat eye with eyeliner or eye shadow. I was also surprised at how many pieces you get for the price. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase." —HMS Hoglund

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.

    14. A baggy rack that clips to bags and props them up so you can get all your leftovers safely inside without the fuss of spills.


    Promising review: "I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!" –LV

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.55+.

    15. A clever car organizer that'll hook onto the front seat (or the back!) to give you quick access to all the things that often end up on the ground and then under the seat where you can't reach it.


    Promising review: "My job requires a lot of travel. I was looking for something compact and streamlined that would allow me to organize paperwork, my iPad, and other accessories — without taking up floor or seat space. This organizer is great. I highly recommend it to anybody that is constantly on the road. Get it. It is great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    16. A rubber broom created to easily sweep up the piles of pet hair embedded in your carpet — hair even a specialty pet vacuum probably can't extract., Amazon

    Sir! Look at all that hair!

    Promising review: "I bought this broom two years ago and it is still going strong! I have four large dogs and we have fur EVERYWHERE! This works so, so well! I am always amazed at what this picks up even after I just ran the vacuum. If you remove the head from the handle you can use the head to do in all the crevices along baseboards where fur gets trapped on the carpets. I also use it that way to do the carpet corners on the stairs. Lastly, I use it to get dust and cobwebs off the floors and ceilings. It truly is a super tool." —Roseann

    Get it from Amazon for $14.34.

    17. And for smaller spaces, a compact hair roller so you don't have to lug out a giant vacuum just to remove the mounds of pet hair that's accumulated on your couch. /

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    18. A console organizer for sorting out the mess in your cupholder. You'll be able to find what you're looking for when you need it, and most importantly, keep your eyes on the road. Yay for safety!


    Promising review: "Storage compartments are rare nowadays in newer cars, so I didn't have a place to store my oversized sunglasses, a pair of gloves. and access card apart from cramming them into the two cup holders in the middle. Thankfully this organizer makes it easy and I can also have my hand sanitizer within reach. If you rotate it 90 degrees, the other cup holder can still hold another drink. Very happy with this purchase especially since I can always move it to another vehicle when the time comes!" —Frank Yeo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.57 (available in two sizes).

    19. A steaming tray you simply slip into the microwave with your meat, veggies, and a little water, and in minutes you'll have a delicious meal waiting for you.,

    Promising review: "I love this steamer. After working all day, I am usually looking for shortcuts to meal preparation, but I still want it to be healthy. I discovered this steamer from a dietitian at work. Her veggies always look and taste so good. I would definitely recommended setting the microwave for two minutes at a time and testing so that you get the texture that you want. For the green beans, the texture that I wanted was at four minutes. With more practice, I may not need to keep doing this. The steamer is very easy to clean. It is so much nicer to have fresh steamed veggies than frozen or canned ones." —rm

    Get it from Amazon for $14.72.

    20. An herb stripper designed to easily pluck your favorite greens that can otherwise be extremely time consuming to do by hand. Making dinner after a long day doesn't seem so impossible now! /

    Promising review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers. This one, however, is a must-have." —j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.37.

    21. A car dip clip for conveniently holding up your sauces, and omg, where has this been my entire life? Some days you just gotta eat in the car, and this'll help you do it with ease.

    3DPrintedByBrian / Etsy

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.60+ (available in two colors and two sizes).

    22. A grabber tool with a rotating grip to give you the *safe* height you need when a tall person isn't handy to grab things off the top shelf — and to do a ton of other things, like this:


    Promising review: "Every time we turn around we are finding a new use for our grip-and-grab. Originally purchased to get that lone sock out of the bottom of the we can add to the list that we took the Christmas light clips off the eaves, without any trouble." —Cherie of Green Bay

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A taco holder for perfectly cradling your masterpieces and stopping any ingredients from tragically falling out. And besides, don't we all need more reasons to eat more tacos???

    They're dishwasher (top shelf) and oven safe (up to 500 degrees).

    Promising review: "My kids love the double-decker tacos I make, but they fall apart when I put them on a plate. These holders keep everything in place. They making assembling the tacos much easier too. When you're making 12 tacos at once, you can set these up like an assembly line. I definitely recommend them." —AlphaPepper

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.71+.

    24. A double-sided eyeliner stamp that — are you ready for this — creates the perfect wing in mere minutes. Not all of us can have makeup artists at our beck and call, but at least we can achieve professional results on our own.,

    Promising review: "I am a lazy girl but I like to look nice, and figured I should be trying to make it look like I’m putting more effort into my appearance without actually putting in more effort. I have NEVER been able to do a wing. I barely can do normal eyeliner. I did this in less than two minutes on my first try it is so easy and it looked fantastic. And it’s not just the stamp, the eyeliner pen is great too (no longer going to use the old kind). Honestly it looked fantastic. And it STAYS on — I actually had to really wash to get it off. I was very impressed." —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.27.

    25. A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning and the other for zipping up jackets, because the last thing you want in the morning is to get into a war with your clothes.


    One reviewer mentioned this gadget was perfect for buttoning up a wedding dress with tons of lil' buttons.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it's the best ting since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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


    Promising review: "Wonderful helper! I don't know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use." —LuAnne B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    27. "The Cut Buddy" — your sure-fire way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy. Save yourself an expensive trip to the salon and use your newfound time to get some relaxin' in.


    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn't have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny." —J

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    28. A dishwasher magnet you can switch back and forth to indicate if the dishes are clean or dirty. Now, after a long day, you won't have to wonder if you're eating off of a dirty plate. Ahh, it's the little things.

    Promising review: "This helps us keep track of clean and dirty dishes. Before, when we didn’t have this product, we would spend so much time trying to figure out if the dishes were clean or not. Now we don’t have to waste time deciding weather the dishes are clean or not. The shutter slides easily but it doesn’t move on its own. The magnets are strong enough to hold it to your dishwasher and it even came with adhesive if you don’t have a metal dishwasher." —KAHL

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in two colors).

    29. A long, bristled brush to reach in your dryer and remove the lint (the very lint that can cause lint fires!) buried at the bottom.

    Promising review: "Saw lint in bottom of the lent vent when I removed the screen but couldn't get to it. This guy does the trick. Love that the brush is long, perfect to get down deep and pull out years of lint. At first glance I didn't think this brush would fit into the lint trap but the bristles are quite flexible and the brush slipped right in. This is also great for cleaning under the refrigerator." —budgetshopper

    Get it from Amazon for $11.42.

    30. A food slicing board with a stainless steel blade that'll quickly cut up veggies (AND CHEESE) in uniform slices thanks to its built-in measuring scale. It's literally a paper cutter...but for food.


    Promising review: " This thing is a champ. It's completely revolutionized my cheese and sausage game. The adjustable stop block is terrific; you can really speed through a block of cheese or a long summer sausage with clean and consistent cuts. I've only used it a handful of times so I can't vouch for its long-term durability, but at just over $20 you really just can't go wrong." —LeffelMania

    Get it from Amazon for $27.44.

    31. Slow-cooker liners that I personally consider a miracle in a box. Simply toss after cooking, and you won't have to scrub your muscles off trying to remove any baked-on residue!


    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant crockpot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.91.

    32. A pet stain and odor remover to basically reverse time and make it as if your fur child never had an indoor accident in the first place!

    Even the sneaky pee accidents!

    Promising review: "I have tried just about every carpet cleaner. This by far is the best to clean up my puppies' oopsies. I have a black light I use to find their accidents and you can see the before and after... It is the only one that really lifts it out. Plus it smells great. I will be buying more." —Iggy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    33. And a selfie stick with an attachable tripod and Bluetooth remote that'll capture Insta-worthy pics so you don't have to ask total strangers to take a photo — which always ends up being a blurry mess anyway. They don't know your angles!!!


    The stick can extend 7.9 inches to 26.6 inches, and comes with a Bluetooth remote and attachable tripod. It's compatible with most Android and iPhones (iPhone X/iPhone 8/8 Plus/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus/Galaxy S9/S9 Plus/Note 8/S8/S8).

    Promising review: "Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Actually the best selfie stick I've ever put my paws on. I love a good selfie (let's be real) and this contraption makes it quality easy. The dual feature with stick and tripod in one is magical — pair it with the Bluetooth remote (that TUCKS INTO THE STICK?! You'll never lose it!) and you've got one hell of a selfie tool. The remote charges up super quickly and is easy to pair/use. The gunmetal coloring on the extension portion is a great bonus. Super sleek and profesh-looking (because duh, ain't nothing more professional than a selfie stick!). 10/10, highly recommend. Go get your selfie on!" —kathryn durkin

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three colors).

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