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    46 Cheap Add-Ons That'll Help Make Things You Already Own Better

    Upgrade the stuff you already have — for $30 or less.

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    1. A Luminoodle — an LED lighting strip you can affix to the back of your TV for a backlighting effect that'll create sharper images, increase color contrast, and reduce eye strain.

    A reviewer's before/after of their TV with backlighting: before with a less clear picture and brights that strain the eyes and after with clearer picture and backlighting on the wall

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I though it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! It supposedly relieves eye strain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can't comment on that." —Rgd18

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight sizes).

    2. A pack of cable-hugging superheros who are flying into action to defeat the annoyance of fraying cords. No bent cord = no exposed wires, FINALLY. Your phone is your bestie, best start treating it that way.

    The cable protectors shaped like various superheros including iron man, spider man, captain america, batman, and hulk

    Never underestimate a problem-solver that's *also* fun.

    Promising review: "I was replacing rather expensive Lightning cords at least three times a month. I finally purchased these and started using them and have yet to replace another cord! It is a big savings over time!" —Faith H.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in seven other sets, including fish, fruits, and more).

    3. A smartphone or tablet holder you can attach to your treadmill or exercise bike (or anything with a handlebar!) so you can enjoy some Netflix while on a jog or to use the Peloton app on your decidedly non-Peloton bike.

    A reviewer's home bike with a tablet attached

    It can rotate 360 degrees for easy viewing (and so you can easily rotate from portrait mode to landscape mode) and comes with everything you need to mount it.

    Promising review: "Got this to help me when use my stationary bike. Working out on it can be such a chore sometimes, and I usually put on a television or movie in the background, though that can cause my neck to strain sometimes if not in just the right spot. With this, I'm able to place my phone right in front of me and play the same shows at a much better angle while working out. This has helped me to be more focused on my workout, reducing my bad posture while riding and focusing my attention forward, right in front of me. Feels solid on my bike, hasn't fallen down yet. The adjustments to the grip are very tight and precise and the device doesn't move after a set." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A pair of cushiony Ugg Australian sheepskin inserts that are better than those cheap cut-to-your-own size insoles — now you can transform any pair of shoes into Uggs for comfort *and* warmth.

    The fluffy cream insoles

    Promising review: "Move from slippers to loafers to boots — cannot be without. Just bought a second pair and will probably get a third pair. I use them in my Ara loafers & sneakers, my well-worn Ugg slippers and boots, anytime I want to feel dreamy, soft comfort. They can be trimmed if needed, you know; and you can remove the existing insole to use as a pattern." —Frozenaddict

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.99 (available in women's shoe sizes 5–12 and men's sizes 7–15 listed separately).

    5. A set of toaster-friendly bags that'll basically transform your toaster into a frying pan. That's right, they're perfect for whipping up an ooey-gooey grilled cheese when you can't really manage the whole stove thing.

    A grilled cheese sandwich, and a toaster with another grilled cheese in the bag

    Promising review: "I'm not going to lie — I'm a total sucker for gimmicky, single-purpose kitchen appliances. That being said, these Toastabags are FANTASTIC. Out of all the products I just mentioned, these Toastabags have consistently gotten the most use. I love the ease of just taking two pieces of bread and some cheese and throwing them in the toaster. It's a lifesaver if you just don't have time to make food, the whole process takes maybe two to three minutes. My only tip is to make sure you thoroughly clean out the bags after every single use. 5/5 purchase — will happily repurchase when these have been used up. However, they are so durable (with proper care) that I can't see that happening for a while, I foresee getting a lot more mileage out of these things. I'd probably pay $10 just for one of these; the fact that it came as a three-pack makes this a steal." —Hamish

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in a set of three).

    6. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food *spikes* jam-packed with micronutrients to revive and nourish all the flowering or foliage plants you've alllllllmost killed forever.

    A reviewer's plant in two photos: on the left looking wilted, and on the right with the leaves standing tall

    Each one feeds your green child for up to two months!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violet plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.95.

    7. A L'Oreal blowout priming spray that'll superpower your hair dryer or Revlon one-step hair dryer, cutting down your drying time WHILE protecting your hair from heat damage (because your arms don't need a whole workout when you're trying to get ready), all while achieving salon-quality softness.

    Hand holding the spray bottle

    Promising review: "I use this every time I blow dry my hair. Even with my thick hair I can have it completely dry in less than five minutes. Leaves the hair feeling smooth and soft. I even find that I don't need to restyle my hair the next day even after sleeping on it." —blackrose

    Get it from Amazon for $5.55.

    8. A set of three scrubbing attachments you can simply add to any power drill to make cleaning your tub, floor, appliances, or even the wheels of your car ridiculously fast and easy., Amazon

    The whole point is to add these to the drill you already have, but just in case you're not that prepared, you can get a basic Black and Decker drill ($49 on Amazon) so you can start that speed-cleaning STAT.

    Promising review: "I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now I'm planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas." —xxxxx111000

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    9. A set of purrfect chair socks that look like little cat feet. These are just about the only paws that *don't* scratch your floors — and actually *keep* your furniture from damaging your precious hardwood.


    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE these!!! Not only are they cute and adorable, but also very functional. I bought these because of my frustration with other products I've tried that left marks on my hardwood floors. My chair legs are thick and I was worried they might not fit, but they stretched nicely and did not slip or slide off. I have tried several other options from rubber tips to felt pads and all of them fall or slide off after a while. We use our chairs every day, multiple times a day and they have not worn out. They very obviously prevent scratches. They look like the chairs have gotten socks to keep their legs warm with these cat paws. Excellent design and manufacture with a nice dose of whimsy. I will definitely buy more of these just to have as backup." —Zhangsu

    Get a variety set of 20 from Amazon for $12.59+ (available in six varieties).

    10. Mount Lai's gua sha, which can help incorporate your favorite serums and moisturizers into your skin better with traditional Chinese facial massage techniques. Plus it's gorgeous and just *feels* amazing.

    It can reduce puffiness and tension in your face, and it just feels darn good. Just follow the handy video tutorial right on Mount Lai's website to ensure you're getting it right!

    Promising review: "Love this! It’s really nice to use in the morning after putting on serums. I love using it and it has become somewhat of a meditative experience. Can definitely already see a change in the definition of my face and jawline." —Tasha212

    Get it from Mount Lai for $28+ (available in jade for preorder, rose quartz for preorder, amethyst, and obsidian, listed separately) or from Sephora for $28 (available in three stones, listed together).

    Mount Lai is an Asian woman–owned brand that's based on traditional Chinese medicine. Founder and esthetician Stephanie Zheng was inspired to start the brand based on recipes handed down in her family. You may have seen these gua shas on TikTok like I have!

    11. An adorably gigantic, bow-bedecked headband to make your home spa night with your favorite Aztec clay mask so much better. This'll keep your hair out of your face when sheet masking, clay masking, moisturizing, or just even washing your face.

    A reviewer with a clay mask on their face and their hair pushed back with the fuzzy pink polkadot headband

    Because no one wants to have to wash their hair again that soon.

    Promising review: "I love this bow headband so much! It is practical, first of all. I use it when washing my face or using a face mask to keep my hair out of my face and the mask or cleanser out of my hair. It also works well for when I am putting on makeup and don't want to mess up my hair. The other thing I love about it is it's so cute! It is great for taking selfies as silly as that sounds. It's impossible not to look adorable while wearing it. It is made of a nice soft fleece and can be washed. The piece that forms the bow can be removed also if for some strange reason you didn't want the bow." —Cassandra

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

    12. A set of tab divider sticky notes so you can make notes *on top* of your notes or those EXPENSIVE textbooks and find them easily, rather than scrambling at the last minute and looking through all 27 notebooks scattered around your room.

    The set of dividers sectioning off a notebook, each in a different bright color, and showing the lines on the large (quarter-page) sticky notes you can write on

    Promising review: "I purchased these for my day planner but use them for so many other things. These stick well and are in six bright colors. They come in a little book like case that helps keep them clean and protected when not in use. They are easy to peel and stick and then remove again as necessary. They do not damage books or papers at all. I use these for my day planner, noting recipes in cookbooks, taking notes in various craft books, taking notes on important documents so I remember what I need to do with them later. I will be buying these again when I run out." —Sarah Lee

    Get a set of 60 notes in assorted colors from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets that'll deep clean your favorite and slightly gross thermos or on-the-go bottle — no scrubbing required. These'll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.

    A before/after of a reviewer's thermos, on the left stained brown from tea or coffee and on the right clean and shiny

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so 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. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another Hydro Flask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    Check out our closer look at Bottle Bright tablets for more...compelling...before & after photos.

    14. An electric fabric defuzzer, because hand-picking all the pills off your favorite sweater is not a cute look. This under-$15 tool will bring allll your knits (and anything pilled, even sheets) back to their former glory!

    A reviewer's before/after of a knit piece of clothing covered in pills, and then with the pills all removed

    These'll shave 'em right off with one pass — without damaging your sweaters.

    Promising review: "OK, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi, I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Dena Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96 (available in six colors).

    15. An easy-to-use jewelry-cleaning brush for polishing up your new-ish or decades-old precious stones. AKA spend less than $8 now and make your diamond look like it cost twice as much.

    A reviewer's solitaire ring: on the left before cleaning looking cloudy, on the right clean with defined facets and sparkle

    It's filled with a cleansing and polishing solution to rid stones of clouding dirt and oil and ensure every facet shines. Just twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush on!

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this...*oh my goodness*! After one use of the Diamond Dazzle ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my beautiful diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance! My wedding ring is something that always makes my heart beat a little faster: for its beauty, for what it represents...and now, my smile is even bigger and my heart skips a beat a little more as I gaze upon this amazing clarity. It is an amazing value with mind-blowing, beautiful results!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A pack of button extenders that'll immediately add a whole inch of ~breathing room~ for too-tight pants, extra comfort, or planning ahead when you go to a buffet. Let's be real: We've all unzipped mid-dinner.

    Model in jeans with an inch more of room at the top thanks to the extender that loops around the existing button

    Promising review: "Adding one extra inch to your waistline pants makes all the difference in the world. I wear Levi's slim fits that nicely snug around my body but is always a little too tight on the waist. But then, if I buy a bigger-waistline pants, the fit overall becomes too loose everywhere. This button product solved my problem. Makes life a little easier." —Darklight

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    17. A liquid-free rolling screen cleaner to clean your tablet, phone, laptop, and more back to straight-from-the-box newness. You know when your screen goes dark and you're like "Oh wow, that's a lot of dust and sneeze particles!" That's over now.

    Oh, is that just me?

    Promising review: "This little device removes the oil from your screen. Often, when you are 'cleaning' your screen by wiping it with a cloth, you are simply pushing around the oil into a thin enough layer to see through without noticing it as much. This device actually lifts the oil and removes it. My screen feels like new, which is great because I am picky about my devices. Also, this is much better than cleaning the screen with some kind of wipe since repeated cleaning with most wipes will damage the screen over time. Unbeknownst to me, my wife was cleaning her screen daily and now her screen collects oils far too quickly because she wore off the protective layer. With this product, you don't need to worry about that. Clean it as often as you want/need and you can continue to enjoy that pristine screen without fear of wearing the oleophobic layer off prematurely. I would highly recommend this to others." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    18. A Feed n Wax Wood conditioner that'll basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings) and polish up beautifully, bringing out the natural color and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.

    A before/after of a reviewer's table: above with marks and dirty spots, below shiny and polished

    All you have to do is apply with a cloth, wait 20 minutes (perfect time for a mid-cleaning snack!) and wipe off the excess.

    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... It was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel...fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    19. A plant-based, paraben-free shampoo so you can feel good about *finally* washing caked-on foundation out of your favorite tools without irritating sensitive skin or leaving behind residue. The formula'll even leave the bristles soft and conditioned.

    Left: A reviewer's before image of a bunch of makeup brushes stained orange and pink right: The same brushes, but almost back to their original color

    AND it's cruelty free and the bottle is made from recycled plastic.

    Promising review: "This is the best brush shampoo I've ever used. I've used brush shampoos from high-end/luxury lines, too, and they did not work as well as this. First and most importantly for me, there is no scent! I absolutely hate when companies put heavy perfume in products that end up touching or going near the face. When washing brushes with shampoo that is heavily perfumed, that just ends up irritating my sinuses whenever I'm using the brushes to apply makeup. So awful. This is not like that at all, so I can use my makeup brushes without having sinus/allergy trouble. It cleans extremely well! No more going over and over again like with using other makeup brush shampoos. A little goes a long way, too, so it is extremely economical. The value is awesome. I highly recommend this brush shampoo and will continue purchasing it." —L.L.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. Drawer-dividing boxes to make that Ikea dresser seem like it was ~custom-designed~ to hold each and every pair of socks and undies. Personalized drawer layouts are less than 15 bucks away.

    A reviewer's drawers with the dividers in them separating bras and undies

    No more choosing a pair of underwear and messing up the whole carefully-folded system! They're made from a mold-proof fabric, too, so that's cool. And *bonus*: they collapse to store flat when not in use.

    Promising review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE these organizers!! I almost did not purchase them due to the reviews saying that larger than a C-cup would not fit into the bra organizer. At just $13 for four organizers I took my chances and ordered two sets of four. I figured, worst case scenario I would have to cut the dividers out of the bra organizers. I wear a 32DD and the bras fit beautifully in the organizers. I am so glad I took the chance and did not listen to the reviews. I would have missed out on the best cheapest organizers I have ever found. I ordered another set for tank tops and other extras I did not think of before. I will also order my boyfriend the brown ones for his drawers. Great product for a great price!" —Elizabeth L. Blackwell

    Get the set of four (one six-cell, one one 8-cell, one 7-cell, and one 24-cell) from Amazon for $15.87 (available in seven colors).

    21. Sweat-resistant silicone grips that'll keep your earbuds or AirPods in your ears during even the most intense workouts.

    Model with the grips holding a pair of wireless earbuds in their ears

    Promising review: "I run half marathons and have bought three or four pair of earbud headphones that claim to stay in your ears. These, however, have been the only thing that I can find that don't slip. I've used them to train and through three races. I only wish that I found them before I bought several other pairs of expensive headphones that claimed to not fall out while running. Great purchase!" —CJ Taylor Assent

    Get them from Amazon for $11.95 (available in four colors).

    22. An attachable phone handle to finally stop that thing where you're lying down and you drop your phone on your face. That hurts! Also great when you're taking photos, TBH. And you can still wirelessly charge with this on, according to reviewers!

    Reviewer with their index and middle fingers looped through the black elastic handle on the back of a phone

    Promising review: "Seriously, where has this been all my life?? Feel that indentation on the center of the pinky your phone is resting on. Now feel the other pinky. Go ahead and click buy now and thank me later. Sticks great on my Otterbox Strada with an S9 Edge inside. Slim and barely noticeable. Slides in and out of your pocket with ease. This will be a necessity on my phones going forward." —Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. Elizabeth Mott's cult favorite Thank Me Later eyeshadow primer to keep your favorite eye makeup look on lock all day AND all night — *no* creasing. That's right, you will NOT have to reapply before your evening plans.

    A reviewer showing the difference the primer makes — one photo without primer showing the makeup rubbed off and creased after 15 hours, one with the primer showing the sparkly eyeshadow fully on after 15 hours

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high end to low. Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. Using this primer, 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!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    24. A round blindspot mirror that'll upgrade your car if you don't have automatic parallel park or fancy warning lights on your side mirrors. This'll make merging, changing lanes, and even your nightmare — parallel parking — a breeze.

    The round mirror on a car's side mirror

    Just clean your side mirror with alcohol (to remove outdoor grime or residue), and attach this round mirror — the 3M adhesive will hold strong. And they attach on a pivoting base, so you can adjust them for the perfect view.

    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I gotten my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind. They're helpful when I parallel park in the city, and I like parking backwards, so this great for doing that, too." —Mariam Abass

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four shapes).

    25. And to finish outfitting your car, a universal phone mount that securely locks inside your car's cupholder and has an adjustable gooseneck so you can tilt it with ease.

    The phone mount in a reviewer's car cupholder

    This is great for keeping directions at a glance, but DO NOT text and drive!!!!!!! Just twist the base to adjust to your car's cup holder size. Reviewers note it works for boat and stroller cupholders, too!

    Promising review: "This product is ingeniously simple. It makes great use of the cup holders, at least one of which is usually empty. It allows you to put the phone in a position that is easily accessible, but not in the way of the shift or brake levers or the passenger seat. It has quick-release buttons for easy removal and is adjustable, so you won't cover up important phone buttons. I ordered one for myself. When my wife saw it, she wanted one too. I'm extremely happy with this and would recommend it highly." —Steve Shepard

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    26. A sturdy but cute felt purse organizer with tons of pockets for your phone, earbuds, cosmetics, hand sanitizer, Kindle, and all the other *must-haves* you usually leave in the bag you used yesterday. Your fave tote now has pockets GALORE.

    The felt organizer in pink from the front and side, and also shown organizing items in a tote

    It comes in three different sizes to fit whatever purses, handbags, or totes you have.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about buying this at first because I have a purse organizer already. But the one I have is not sturdy at all — the sides fall down and I can never keep things organized because of that. Well, this one is perfect!!! I would totally recommend it, I got the large one and it fits perfectly in my bag!!! I'm very happy. It's very sturdy and holds all my stuff. No more digging through my purse to try to find things anymore!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.88+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    27. A quick-drying topcoat so you can finally stop waving your hands frantically before finally heading out the door. This baby'll transform your favorite polish fully into a quick-dry wonder, so it'll set looooong before you're ready to leave (like, in a few minutes after applying, max!).

    Hand holding the bottle of polish with glossy painted nails

    Promising review: "NEVER GETTING MY NAILS PROFESSIONALLY DONE AGAIN. I love having long nails. I do not like spending fifty bucks just to get them painted. I tried the gel polish, with gel top coat; I tried the gel system with the lamps; I tried every polish out there. My hands get washed hundreds of times daily. This stuff is unbelievable. It really works the way they say it does. I applied it about one to two minutes after finishing a second coat of color and within minutes it had bonded and set and my nails stay shiny and polished for over a week. That is not the full two weeks claimed, but I am unusually hard on my nails so over a week is AWESOME. I immediately ordered several more." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.62.

    28. A car air freshener reed diffuser you can customize with *23* scents to keep your wheels smelling fresh, whether you're carting around messy kids, keep your gym gear in the back seat, or stop for french fries and don't want your car smelling like McDonald's forever.

    The diffiser hanging from a rear view mirror
    Amber and Wood Co.

    I personally love the smell of McDonald's in the car, but you do you. Just refill when you've run out — you can buy refills right from their shop!

    Promising review: "This is the cutest car fresher and smells amazing! Perfect balance of filling the car but not overwhelming." —indgot

    Get it from Amber and Wood Co. on Etsy for $8.

    Amber and Wood Co. is a mom-owned small business making candles and other scented goods with phthalate-free essential oils.

    29. A motion-detecting toilet light that'll glow any of 16 colors — so you don't miss the bowl no matter what, trip over cords in the dark, stub your toe, or make another 3 a.m. bathroom trip mishap.

    A collage of toilets showing all the colors it can glow

    Promising review: "I am pregnant and get up to use the bathroom multiple times a night. This little gadget has been awesome. It provides a good amount of light but not too much to wake up my sleeping husband. It has multiple colors and the motion sensor is great. Plus it only lights up when you need it, unlike a night-light. It is also really easy to set up. Love it!" —K. Adler

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    30. A three-pack of 14K gold–filled magnetic clasp converters to more easily (but still securely) put on and take off your go-to necklaces and bracelets — without having to ask for help.

    The three clasps

    These are especially great for anyone with arthritis or limited mobility in their fingers!

    Promising review: "Love these! Can't believe I've lived without these for so long. I used to not bother switching necklaces because it was such a pain taking them on and off, but this makes life so much easier & now I don't hesitate changing up my necklaces every day. They are so strong that I'm not paranoid at all that my necklaces will come off. Definitely ordering more so I can put them on every piece I own. Also, great for layering necklaces so they don't get tangled in back of your neck." —House Hunter

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in two-packs and singly).

    31. A compact hook so you can keep your nice handbag off the floor, whether you're in the car or in a restroom with no hook (ugh don't you hate when that happens?!).

    A purse hanging from the open hook, resting on a bathroom ledge with text "the edge of this wall was just a little thinner than the width of the clip, but it did not slip off like I worried it would. It kept my heavy purse off the dirty restroom floor"

    You can even use it on a grocery cart so you don't sacrifice space in that top section.

    Promising review: "I LOVE the Clipa. I can get my purse off my lap or the floor and hang it from just about anything, a table, rail, fence or at the movies from the drink cup holder. I have already given them to several friends. My husband has a silver one on his backpack; it’s great at the airport when the bathrooms don’t have a hook on the door. The Clipa is awesome!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).

    32. A pair of soft silicone grips to keep your glasses from slipping off your face when you look down. This is one of those inventions that makes you think "Well why didn't I think of that?!"

    Model with the grips holding the glasses behind their ear

    Reviewers note they'll keep your glasses comfier too!

    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get a set of five pairs from Amazon for $6.99 (available in clear, gray, and black).

    33. A slim, protective wallet smartphone case so you can head out for the day without carrying 50,000 things — just your phone!

    The black hard case with a slot for cards and cash and the text "carry 3 cards plus cash (for the 3 people who still carry cash}"

    Promising review: "I love it. Out of about the 10 or so that I have tried this is the best one. It actually holds more cards than they recommend. The material stretches. I put in three credit cards, an ID, and about four business cards. It’s super sturdy and still fits in my pocket. I think this one might last the life of my phone. Honestly though if it lasts over a year I will be extremely happy and I am so far. If I upgrade my phone I will be looking for another one of these." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes iPhone 5 through 12 Pro Max). Check out all the sizes available here.

    34. A strand of LED lightbulbs to turn *any* mirror into an old Hollywood–style vanity. And they're dimmable, too!

    The strand of lights on four different mirror styles

    They come with 3M adhesive rounds to stick to your mirror. And they have a handy switch (AND DIMMER!) so you can flip 'em off and on easily. They just plug in to any outlet, too.

    Promising review: "I didn’t want to spend hundreds on a lighted vanity, so I bought one on Amazon that had no lights. I thought the lighting in my bedroom would be sufficient, but I was wrong. Upon applying my makeup one day, it appeared as if I had been punched in the eye. It was then that I knew I needed lighting. I ordered these and I’m SO happy with them! Applying them was incredibly easy! Absolutely wonderful investment and now my makeup is on point." —Amanda

    Get a strand of 10 bulbs from Amazon for $19.99.

    Look at the lighting difference these bbs make:

    35. Two pairs of self-tying shoelaces so you can head out the door in your favorite shoes for a quick jog or grocery run *truly* quickly — just slip them through the loops of any lace-up shoe and slip 'em on your feet.

    A pair of sneakers with elastic laces

    Reviewers note they're also great for people with limited mobility AND for putting sneakers on quickly during triathlons — every second counts!

    Promising review: "Love my Lock Laces. I have tried other brands, but lock laces are the true original and you can tell in the quality and performance. I like to replace all my traditional laces with lock laces, makes just tossing on some shoes to run out to the mailbox or take a quick trip so much easier. And, no more laces coming loose all the time!" —Joshua Bolio

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven colors; one size fits all).

    36. A pair of extra-large wool dryer balls that'll ensure your laundry dries quicker and gets softer than ever, no matter how old your dryer is — *25%* faster. Those towels that take FOR-E-VER (The Sandlot voice) to dry? No more.

    A glass vase with the three large white wool balls

    These Woolzies dryer balls are made in New Zealand, and they're hypoallergenic and safe for people with wool allergies!

    Get them from Celsius for $20 (available in white and gray).

    Celsious is a Black women–owned and environmentally focused laundromat *and* online shop based in Brooklyn.

    37. A clip-on strainer made of sturdy BPA-free silicone so you can drain your pasta one-handed! No more overcooked pasta while you try to unearth that giant colander.

    A model draining a pot of pasta with a green strainer clipped on the sides so they can drain it with one hand

    I have one of these and can confirm, 10/10 purchase. No washing a whole-ass colander when I just want to get to eating my noodles already!

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough good about this strainer. It fits all my pots from small to huge, even frying pans! I have strainers, colanders, every kind of lid converter...This strainer is the best ever. When the pot is too heavy for me to hold to drain off the water, with this I can still hold on with both hands, and then when it is mostly drained, I set the pot in the sink to continue to drain (fidgety pastas) Washes up like a dream, or toss in the dishwasher. I do not know how I lived without this strainer. Now I can get rid of probably 20 items out of my kitchens!" —SGA

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors).

    38. A three-pack of reusable cotton chenille pads that are ~highly textured~ to pick up grime on all surfaces (you can use them as cleaning cloths, too) so you can tackle any and every mess, then simply throw all three into the washing machine at once.

    The two cloths with a fluffy texture
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    It also comes with a concentrated cleaning solution you can use to mop floors (and countertops, sinks, mirrors, and more).

    Promising review: "I used both products this evening for first time and loved them both. The washable Swiffer pads work great — stay on beautifully, clean very well, and that lemon cleaner is wonderful! Mild smell of lemons so fresh and clean, and it worked so well on my laminate floors, hardwood, and ceramic tile! I'll definitely be back for more. I forgot to mention most beneficial part to me; didn't leave streaks or a film on my floors...just CLEAN!" —Linda Wozniak

    Get a pack of five from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $24.

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a woman-owned Etsy shop making not only home cleaning products, but also skincare, baby care, and paper-free items so you can cut down on waste.

    39. An anti-fogging spray to keep your glasses crystal clear while you stay Masked Up. One quick spritz, let it sit and dry on your lenses, and you're good to go!

    A reviewer in a mask and glasses with no fogging, and holding the spray bottle

    While many, many reviewers have found this product helpful, there are a few things to keep in mind! It's meant for non-antireflective–coated lenses, and you need to apply the right way. Spray a bit on *both* sides of your lenses, then use your fingers to rub it in (across the full surface of the lens). Let it sit for 60 seconds, then wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Then you're good to go, so get ready to break out 🎵I can see cleeearrrly now! 🎵

    Promising review: "Like just about everyone with glasses, mine kept fogging up while wearing a COVID mask. I was looking to find something that would help with this and this product was perfect. You still get a tiny bit of fogging as you breathe out, but it instantly clears. This is a game changer. I ordered another bottle immediately for my glasses-wearing child." —zork2112

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    40. A Drop Stop car seat gap filler so you can upgrade your car and say goodbye to the problem of lost french fries, coins, and more that have fallen into the *crevasse* that exists between your front seat and the center console.

    A reviewer's keys sitting on top of the gap filler

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it 5 stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    41. A knife sharpener with two grooves (one for coarse sharpening and one for quick touch-ups) to make your year-old knives slice like brand new while you wait for your pasta water to boil.

    Hands running a knife through one of the sharpening channels

    Promising review: "Everyone should have one! Great little sharpener! Do you like not cutting yourself? Do you like not having to take your knives in the get sharpened? Then you need this in your life. It takes up almost no counter space, and sharpens really well. I was skeptical about it because of the size and the price, but I had friends over the other day, and one went to cut a lime and marveled at how sharp the knife was (I had just sharpened it the night before). Who has two thumbs and doesn't want to fool with taking their knives in to get sharpened? Me. Put this little guy right in front of your knife block and be done with it." —Amanda Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15+ (available in three colors).

    Learn more about this handy sharpener in our editor's in-depth review, and check out our picks for the best chef's knife on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    42. A pack of anti-vibration pads, because laundry day is a chore enough without the rattling of the machines ruining your simultaneous Netflix binge.

    They're universal in size to work with most machines, too!

    Promising review: "I live in a New York City apartment on the fourth floor. I recently bought an LG all-in-one washer and dryer combo. I love the machine, however, when the spin cycle starts my apartment sounds and feels like either an earthquake or living on a rocket launch pad. I was confident that if I continued to use this machine it will eventually fall through the ceiling and on my neighbor 's head. I purchased a vibration pad from home depot but the earthquake continued. This product saved me from losing my apartment and possibly a murder rap, the vibration was reduced by 95%. I can now wash knowing my laundry and the rest of the world is safe." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $24.99.

    43. A pearl sunglasses chain you can add to any pair of sunnies for a grandma-chic look that also happens to be really convenient — no one likes taking out, then putting away, their glasses 85 times a day.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    You can check out my full review for all about why I love this chain!

    Promising review: "Item is exactly as depicted. Arrived quickly. Beadwork is attractive. I purchased this chain for my new expensive sunglasses, as I have a history of losing them and this seemed the perfect way to ensure that I won't lose these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 15 styles).

    44. A steam diverter for your pressure cooker to move steam to the side, rather than venting up toward your cabinets. No warped wood here!

    the red diverter curved to aim steam away from cabinets horizontally

    Promising review: "We've used our Instant Pot at least weekly since we got it and I've always worried about the upper cabinets. We have a small kitchen and the steam goes straight up to those cabinets. So much so that I have to wipe them dry before I open the lid or it may drip into the food (um, gross). And I've been concerned that the steam may ultimately damage the cabinets. Well, lo and behold!! Not this anymore!! The steam was properly diverted away, so no more steamy, wet mess on the edge of the cabinet above!! Amazing. It was much larger than I anticipated, but realize it needs to be that big to work." —renee richard

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in six colors and styles).

    45. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever — while you just sit back and relax.

    A before/after of a reviewer's dishwasher, dirty and stained before and shiny and new looking after

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super-cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing it's job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my Subscribe & Save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.38.

    46. And just for fun, a ~hand flex~ sticker for any fans of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, and what might be the hottest moment on film of all time. Your laptop/phone/journal just deserves this!

    The sticker with a piece of greenery and darcy's hand flexed
    A Lemon Leaf Art / Etsy

    Get it from A Lemon Leaf Art on Etsy for $5.

    A Lemon Leaf Art is a Utah-based small business making adorable illustrated pieces based on your favorite pop culture — there's a ~hand-holding~ sticker too!

    Time to level up everything in your life.


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