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    31 Problem-Solving Products From Target For Your Slightly Embarrassing Needs

    From weird smells to bathroom disasters, we've all been there.

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    1. A candle that eliminates odors without using heavy perfumes as its main point of attack. Whether you have lovable-but-stinky pets or just occasionally feel like your home has gotten a bit musty, this soy candle from the odor-elimination experts at Febreze might help; just light the wick and let it works its magic. Mmmm. How soothing.

    The candle

    Promising review: “This actually removes odors in the room and adds a nice, light scent, kind of an ocean breeze scent. It’s not overpowering, but does remove odors.” —catlover14

    Price: $4.99

    2. Or, a solid odor neutralizer that comes in a handy jar, so you can easily and discretely eliminate any unwanted scents that might be plaguing your bathroom, or your closet, or your car, or…well, you get the idea. Just open the jar when you need it, and close it up when you don’t.

    The odor neutralizer

    Promising review: “If you are looking for a product to neutralize and absorb odors after cooking in the kitchen or for anything else, I highly recommend this. I haven’t even removed the paper separation in the lid to open it fully, I just unscrew the lid a little, place it on the counter overnight, and it takes care of any slight odor I wish to eliminate. I tighten the lid back when I don’t need it. The scent is nice and not too overpowering.” —Brettsmom

    Price: $3.99

    3. A Holler and Glow foot peel that’ll slough off the acres and acres of dead skin and calluses clinging to your poor, tired footsies. Just put on these Lisa Frank–esque booties and let the cocktail of lactic and glycolic acid–fueled goodness inside work for about an hour; then take the booties off and wait. In about a week, your feet will shed their dead exteriors and reemerge like butterflies, soft and triumphant, from within. Magical, no?

    Model wearing the foot peel booties

    Promising review: “How does this wizardry work? I don't know. All I know is I put these on my stompers and five days later a new foot is showing through my shedding lizard skin. My feet weren't even rough, I just wanted to try this. Zoweemama.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.49

    4. A Squatty Potty, because you deserve to poop in comfort. It may not be the prettiest bathroom accessory, but thanks to its posture-aligning abilities, it’ll work wonders when it comes to helping everything just…slide right on out.

    The Squatty Potty

    Promising review:As someone who struggles with severe constipation, this is a lifesaver. I bought this when I moved out and I have not had trouble going. I’m not sure why this works so well but I notice a huge difference when I don’t use it.”  —Target reviewer

    Price: $24.99

    5. And an affordable but highly effective bidet attachment from Bio Bidet, so you can treat your tush right when you're all done doing your thing. This sleek, easily installed pick is totally hydraulic, by the way, so if you don’t have an electrical outlet near your toilet, you can still experience the joys of a bidet. Once you do, you’ll never go back.

    The bidet

    Promising review: “I have been very pleased with this item. The price is great and the quality such that my plumber thought it cost three times as much. It works well, saves enormously on toilet paper, and leaves one feeling very clean. And it fits in unobtrusively. I liked it so much, I bought one for a second bathroom.” —Target reviewer

    Price: $34.99

    6. A stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm that’ll save you from so much pain and agony — or at least redness and irritation. A little of this stuff on your thighs, underneath your bra band, or wherever else you tend to experience chafing, brings instant protection. It’s sweat and water resistant, too, so it’ll last a good, long while before you need to reapply.

    The anti-chafe balm

    Promising review:Love this product! Wish I knew about it years ago. I’m a thick girl so I never liked shorts because my legs chafe so easily. I used this product on my last two vacations. I went to Vegas and Florida and was able to wear shorts, stroll the strip, and walk amusement parks. It was a blessing! It does what it says and I wish more people knew about it.” —Jrbage

    Price: $7.49

    7. A Flamingo ingrown hair spot treatment – it uses white willow bark and lactic acid to reduce swelling and soothe redness in bumps and irritation, shaving related and otherwise. Just slap a little wherever you’re feeling the burn twice a day to get the healing process started.

    The ingrown spot treatment cream

    Promising review: “I wish I could give this more than 5 stars! This is my new holy grail. I have used it under my arms and my bikini area and it made my ingrown hairs disappear! I have super-sensitive skin, and I usually get bad ingrown hairs that are painful. Put this on, and bam! They’re gone. 10/10 recommend this product!” —Menad

    Price: $9.99

    8. Some flexible dental Soft-Picks, so you can really up your flossing game — particularly if you have, say, braces, a lingual bar, or other equipment in your mouth that traditional floss is hard to maneuver around. These soft little picks pack well, too, so you can keep your oral care up on the go. No more spinach stuck between your teeth!

    The dental picks

    Promising review:These helped my gums SO much. My dentist recommended these since my gums are super sensitive and I have gingivitis. They’ve made a world of a difference with decreasing plaque buildup and keeping my teeth clean in between dental cleanings!” —EMV

    Price: $7.99

    9. Or, a Waterpik water flosser, if you’re ready to make an ~investment~. This tried-and-tested high-tech flossing solution utilizes water and a whole lot of pressure to get in between your teeth, down to your gums, and everywhere else you might find it hard to reach with actual floss.

    The Waterpik in the color Blue

    Promising review: “This is exactly what I was needing! I love all the attachments that come with it, even a special attachment to care for my crowns. I’ve owned other water flossers that were cheaper and had no way of controlling pressure. This is an awesome product and the shipping was so fast!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $65.99 (available in five colors)

    10. Some bra extenders that’ll make your too-tight bands actually fit. This pack includes three of the little doohickeys; all you need to do is attach them to the hook end of your bra, and voilà! Inches of extra breathing space — literally.

    The bra extenders

    Promising review: “Worked like a charm. Bought bras that were too tight. This completely solved the problem. [The] attaching bra does need to have three hooks.” —Adev

    Price: $6.99

    11. A box of Shout stain remover wipes that’ll make sure you never get caught with spaghetti sauce splattered down your front ever again. Each wipe is individually wrapped, too, so you can just toss 'em in your bag and you’ll always be prepared for whatever (literal) messes life throws at you.

    The Shout wipes

    Promising review: “I keep these things everywhere I can (car, purse, work drawers) because they have SAVED me multiple times. I've used them on everything including car seats, couches, rugs, and dress pants to get out a multitude of stains. They work every time. I'll never go without!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $3.89

    12. A bottle of No More Biting nail polish from Ella+Mila that’ll put a halt to your nail-biting habit once and for all. This clear polish has one heck of a taste to it; you’ll never want to put your fingers near your mouth again after your taste buds have experienced this stuff.

    Model applying the anti-nail biting polish

    Promising review:This tastes so bad in the best way. Dries very quickly. 100% recommend for ending bad habits. I also tried the cuticle oil and nail strengthening, and while those seemed nice, I think the main thing that helped my nails grow was the No More Biting polish. Only thing to note is that it does easily get on skin around nail, and then if your finger is in your mouth for whatever reason, you get the horrible taste — but really, we should refrain from putting our fingers in or mouths anyway!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $10.49

    13. A box of rinse pods for your Keurig, because have you looked in there recently? It's a horror show. Happily, cleaning the nastiness that is the inside of your coffee machine after it's been left to its own devices for too long is easy to do: Just run your Keurig as usual, subbing out of your regular coffee pod for one of these rinse pods instead.

    The Keurig rinse pods

    Promising review: “I use once a week to keep our coffee tasting fabulous. Works great!” —Fay

    Price: $6.39 (originally $7.99)

    14. Some laser-cut underwear that will eliminate the dreaded visible panty line, no matter what you wear on top. Made of lightweight jersey, these cheeky-style undies have a higher-cut leg and mid-coverage in the back — and they come in a delightful array of colors, to boot.

    Model wearing the underwear in the color Burgundy Mist

    Promising review: “I got these in the plummy color, beige, and English teal. Great to wear with my Target leggings because there are no lines at all. But I am careful to pair similar colors — light-blue leggings with black undies would probably show because of the contrast. Some have been through several wash cycles now and I haven't noticed any fraying/deterioration. Solid product at a good price point. I also want to say thank y'all for doing a ‘cheeky’-style cut! I love the balance of ‘sexier than bikini-width, yet no thong-like discomfort,’ and for some reason that can be hard to find.” —Emily

    Price: $5 (available in sizes XS–XL and nine colors)

    15. A bottle of Lime-A-Way cleaner that’ll get rid of the worst lime, calcium, and rust stains your bathroom has had the audacity to collect. If you have hard water, this stuff is a must — just a spritz of it left to sit for a while before scrubbing will improve your cleaning routine so much.

    A drain before and after using the Lime-A-Way cleaner

    Promising review:I had so many stains and rust in my bathtub and this product removed everything. My bathtub looks brand new. I sprayed the product everywhere and left it soaking for 30 min and then I came back and scrubbed it all. I would just recommend, like with any chemical product, to wear gloves and a mask.” —M

    Price: $4.99

    16. Some Poo-Pourri lavender and vanilla spray, because taking care of business when you’re sharing a bathroom with others doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing experience. Give the bowl a spray before you sit down, and this stuff will stop odors from making their way out into the, uh…general population. Seems goofy, but longtime Poo-Pourri enthusiasts swear by it!

    The Poo-Pourri

    Promising review:This is an absolute must if you share a bathroom with other people. I took this in a trip with my family and it made sharing a bathroom so much easier because I didn’t smell their poos at all! The small size makes traveling with it easier.” —Jessaface

    Price: $9.99

    17. A tongue-cleaning brush, because you do not need any unwanted, bad breath–causing bacteria taking up residence inside your mouth, thank you very much. This unusual but useful little tool has a scraper on one end, along with the actual brush — which, fun fact, uses the same kind of bristle that surgical scrub brushes do — to help you keep your piehole fresh.

    Model using the tongue-cleaning brush

    Promising review: “Love this! I replace it every three months when my Quip toothbrush refill comes in. This has helped so much with my bad breath and overall oral health. I have definitely noticed a difference since I first started using it.” —Cat

    Price: $4.49 (available in blue)

    18. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet-cleaning gel stamp that’ll freshen up your bowl every time you flush. When you stamp this little doohickey inside the bowl, it leaves a little patch of gel behind — and for up to 12 days, that patch of gel will continually clean things up a bit each time water flows over it. True, it won’t handle the really heavy-duty cleaning, but it’s great for the periods between heartier scrubs!

    The toilet gel stamp

    Promising review: “My toilets seem to get dirtier faster in the summer (warmer water = faster bacteria growth, maybe?) and this helps me go a whole week without the toilets being visibly dirty. Once you get the hang of application, it’s easy. Pro tip: Flush your toilet once first and note where the water flows down the inside of the bowl so you can place your gel stamp accordingly, because if you put it somewhere with little to no water flow, it will be ineffective since the water isn’t flowing over it (and it will dry up).” —Target reviewer

    Price: $4.69

    19. A bag of stomach-settling drops, so you can battle your nausea with ease whenever it bubbles up. If you get motion sick on the regular, the ginger, spearmint, and lemon in these little hard lozenges might help you feel a bit better until you can (literally) slow your roll.

    The nausea-soothing drops

    Promising review:I’ve had a sensitive tummy for years and these seriously have helped tremendously! If I feel my tummy start churning, I just put one to two of these in my mouth and I’m generally good to go. Love this – truly a positive impact.” —Mom

    Price: $11.59

    20. A box of garbage disposal cleaner pods that’ll help you get the stink outta your sink. Dropping one of these little things down your garbage disposal will clear out whatever gross junk might be hiding down there in just a few minutes, leaving a fresh lemon scent behind. Aaaaaah. Much better.

    The garbage disposal cleaner pods

    Promising review: “I normally don't go out of my way to write reviews, especially for cleaning products, but I just had to say how well this worked for us. Our disposal started to develop an almost rotten-egg-like smell and nothing I did helped until I used these. Huge improvement after the first pod, completely fixed it after the second one. Have not had an issue since. Highly recommend!” —lukin125

    Price: $6.99

    21. Some cable management clips, because your desk doesn’t have to be a cord-strewn mess. This pack of six, self-adhesive, triangular clips — which, TBH, look a lot like tiny paper airplanes, and I love that — will neaten up all your charging cables and other ephemera. Who needs a Zoom background when your workspace is this organized?

    The cable management clips

    Promising review: “Love these. They’re great. Use them on the side of my nightstand for my phone-charging cable and on the side of my desk for my laptop-charging cable.” —ala58

    Price: $9.99

    22. A self-cleaning litter box perfect for the mildly forgetful cat owner. With its automated cleaning cycle, this baby will absolve you of daily scooping while still keeping your cat happy. Just make sure you remember to empty out the used-litter reservoir from time to time!

    The litter box

    Promising review: "Don’t hesitate. This thing is amazing. I’ve had cats for years. I rarely write reviews. Buy now. As part of the transition, we had both old stinky scoop litter box next to new auto robot box. The stink from the old box is unbearable. Right?! Worst part about cats. Well, now it’s solved. The crystal litter has no dust. Doesn’t stick to their paws or butt. And the stink is GONE. Amazing miracle product. The price of ongoing litter seems hefty but you only have to clean it once every other week for TWO cats. I mean, what are you waiting for?" —Target reviewer

    Price: $179.99

    23. A box of Mighty Patch Invisible+ acne patches that’ll suck the gunk right out of your zits. Hydrocolloid patches are a godsend for those of us who battle zits on the regular (hi, it’s me, I’m talking about me) — and these particular patches are super thin and flexible while still packing all the sebum-sucking power of the original version you know and love.

    Model holding a Mighty Patch

    Promising review:These are amazing little bandages! They stick best after your face is clean and dry, especially if you’re using on oily skin. Peeling them off in the morning is very satisfying. Also OK to wear in the daytime, they are more subtle than a big glob of ointment or a colorful sticker. If you’ve picked at a blemish this will protect the wound underneath so you aren’t tempted to pick more. Wish they were cheaper, but they really do work.” —Chainenergy

    Price: $10.99

    24. A two-pack of silicone FurZappers to ensure your clothes are always pet hair free when they come out of the wash. Just toss these suckers in with your load — one in the washer and one in the dryer — and any pet hair that’s clinging to your favorite T-shirts and leggings will gravitate toward the FurZappers as the cycle runs. Genius, or genius?


    Promising review: "I use these in every load of laundry and they seem to actually help! Still some hair and fuzz left behind, but I didn't expect them to be perfect." —Beth

    Price: $14.79

    25. A tube of Aveeno Eczema Therapy moisturizing cream that’ll help soothe even your itchiest flare-ups. The cream’s key ingredients — colloidal oatmeal and ceramide — help combat dryness and inflammation, keeping your skin happy and itch free.

    The moisturizing cream
    Aveeno/Instagram / Via

    Promising review:This is THE STUFF. I suffer from random flare-ups of eczema, especially on my face and eyelids. This stuff always does the trick and clears things up within a day or two. I could not recommend this product more!!!” —Target reviewer

    Price: $13.79

    26. A stick of blister-preventing, anti-friction balm to save your feet from a fate worse than...well, maybe not death, but certainly extreme discomfort. Whether your sandal straps chafe or your sneakers rub uncomfortably against a bunion or two, an application of this little twist-up stick might help ease your pain.

    The anti-blister foot balm

    Promising review: “No matter what type of shoes or how broken in, my cousin gets blisters on our long walks. I bought this for her for our trip to Europe, where we walked at least 7 miles every day and no blisters! She would recommend it to anyone. This is also very travel friendly — it's not a liquid, nor a spray = airplane friendly. It's also smaller than a travel-size deodorant.” —C

    Price: $8.49

    27. Some wart remover strips, so you can take care of any unwanted visitors right at home — no freezing required. These cushioned, waterproof strips help soothe and eliminate common and plantar warts with salicylic acid. What's more, wearing them is pretty much just like wearing a regular ol' Band-Aid. Couldn’t be simpler.

    The wart remover strips

    Promising review: “I've had a wart on the side of one of my fingers for years. I've tried the Compound W liquid, but that smelled awful and didn't do anything. These strips actually work! Without going through the entire box, my wart is GONE. I wore it for 12–24 hours at a time, usually with a waterproof bandage over it. After about a week or a week and a half, the wart turned completely white, and I was able to file it off with an emery board. It took a few more days for things to heal underneath that, but I'm so happy that this wart is FINALLY gone!” —friendswaffleswork

    Price: $6.99

    28. An earwax removal kit, because the experience of taking out your AirPods, only to find a whole bunch of orange gunk clinging to them is a unique kind of horror. Happily, though, a few drops of this stuff in your ears, followed by a flush-out with the included rubber bulb, will allow you to avoid that moment of distress altogether.

    The earwax removal kit

    Promising review: “Bought this for a clogged right ear. Added eight drops to my ear and laid down for about 45 minutes. Used the bulb to wash out it took about 10–15 attempts to get a chunk of wax out. At first only specks came out but with continuous rinsing a chunk came out. Be patient and have the drops sit in the ear for about 30 mins. Best of luck!” —NY26

    Price: $8.99

    29. A bottle of Bissell oxy stain remover that’ll keep your carpets both clean and odor free, no matter what may have ended up on it. It’s particular good for pet-related messes, but it also works on food, red wine, regular ol’ dirt — you name it. Just spray it on the stain, wait for it to work its magic, and blot it away with a damp towel. Voilà! No more mess!

    The carpet stain remover

    Promising review: “My cat threw up on my new area rug (yay cats). I used this and the stain literally disappeared. Love love love!” —Allison

    Price: $5.99

    30. A six-pack of Terro liquid ant baits, because although, as Dave Matthews once put it, all the little ants are marching, you don’t have to put up with them doing it inside your home. Just pop one of these bait pods where you see the little jerks gathering and it’ll make quick work of them.

    The ant baits

    Promising review: “Ants gone in 24 hours! For the first 20 minutes I thought this wasn't working because the ants weren't going to it. I left home and when I returned two hours later, the ants were all over it! The next day, all the ants were dead or gone! Amazing!” —Sarah

    Price: $2.89 

    31. And a big ol’ bag of baking soda – this stuff is a true miracle worker. Smelly cat box? Add a sprinkle of baking soda to the litter. Grubby-looking stainless steel? Scrub it with baking soda. Stinky fridge? Pop some baking soda in there. Anywhere you need some scouring power or some serious odor fighting, baking soda is there for you. Thanks, baking soda.

    A 3.5-pound bag of baking soda
    armandhammer/Instagram / Via

    Promising review: “I'm thrilled that you offer this in the 3.5-lb bag. It zips up easy, is reasonably priced, and has hundreds of uses! I use it for cleaning purposes, freshening sink drains, in my laundry, and for baking.” –Chef in kitchen

    Price: $2.69

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