Skip To Content
    Updated on Aug 5, 2020. Posted on Aug 2, 2020

    45 Problem-Solving Products That Require Minimal Effort

    Putting time back in your day, one little annoyance at a time.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pet hair-removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

    youtube.com

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Promising review: "I don't usually write reviews, but if I could buy stock in the ChomChom I would! This is incredible. I immediately started using it on blankets, cat tree, towels that the cats lay on, bed skirt, every cloth or soft surface that the cats touch and TONS of fur started coming off! It's simple and easy, no sticky paper that barely does anything. The design is ingenious! It's a roller that goes back and forth about a one-quarter turn, so you have to go one direction, then back, and that simple motion not only picks up ALL the hair, but then removes it from the outer part of the roller and deposits it in the interior. When you open the back to reveal the interior, there's all the hair all bunched up! Like freakin' magic! I cannot wait to start cleaning every surface again once I finally cleaned it once. Allergies were going nuts and after picking up all this dust and fur I'm hopeful that will go a long way to feel better. Best product I've bought in years, I cannot believe that the reviews were so darn accurate! Get! This! Product!" —Joshua A. Flanders

    2. A set of two magnetic cheat sheets for making the most of your Instant Pot without having to Google. This is a great way to make bulk-cooking grains for the whole week and making cooking for yourself a little easier!

    Amazon

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $8.39.

    Promising review: "Best invention ever for all Instant Pot fans! A must! I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the instant pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of search the cookbook or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my Instant Pot for that particular product." —Olesya R.

    And if you don't have an Instant Pot yet, you can get one for $79.

    3. An exfoliating bar of soap reviewers with KP (aka keratosis pilaris) swear by to get rid of those tiny red bumps, without slathering on any additional creams or products.

    The bar of everclearnow microdermabraison soap
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    Promising review: "Excellent for KP! I use on my entire body every time I shower (NOT on my face) and my skin has NEVER felt smoother all over! One 8 oz bar lasts me an entire month! I even liked the bar so much that I recommended it to my dermatologist!! I HIGHLY recommend! I have had KP on my arms ever since I can remember and have literally tried everything- this is the best option since it doesn’t stain, provides immediate results, and I can pack it with me to take anywhere when I shower!! Also it’s great for the bottoms of your feet to get rid of dead skin- better than a pumice stone!!" —Amazon Customer

    4. A self-watering, self-aerating planter to keep your thirsty plants happy, *without* worrying about dreaded root rot. Just fill the reservoir and the (patented) hollow legs will draw water up into the soil.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three sizes).

    Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

    5. A hair bonding treatment you can leave on for as little as 15 minutes (or as much as overnight if you wish) to help strengthen and condition hair in just one use. Reviewers swear by it to help the look of their split end and dry, damaged hair.

    A reviewer's hair before (with split-looking ends and frizz) and after (silky smooth)
    amazon.com

    Like Olaplex, it's a rebonding treatment to help repair heat or chemical damage.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I was initially looking for olaplex and came across this so I thought I would give it a try. I have been trying to grow out my hair but the ends become dry and easily damaged, so every time it grows I just need to cut it again. I was about to cut it when I got this in the mail and tried it. It was amazing! Gave my hair that fresh cut look and feel, added tons of shine back in and made it feel so healthy. This is a game changer for me!" —mmsmco

    6. A pair of fillable paint touch-up pens for a quick way to fix any marks, scratches, or scuffs on your walls or furniture without buying extra cans or breaking out a paintbrush or roller..

    A hand using the pen to touch up green furniture with text "touch ups blend right in"
    Amazon

    Some reviewers have no trouble refilling the pen, some do, so note that they make come to about $5 per single use.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest thing ever! A lot of the reviews are because people do not understand the concept. No, you cannot add different colors to the pens. One pen, one color, forever. There is no way to clean. That's why they have a pack of more than one. I added my wall paint and I ALWAYS have simple touch-up at anytime. The paint comes out nice and the brush is perfect for smaller touch-up areas. I use this for when the kids scratch the wall or for when I need a cleanup that can't be wiped off. Every household should have this and it should be sold at the checkout isle. This is a must-have for all homeowners!" —Dlanoz

    7. A SockDock, aka a useful tool you can clip dirty socks to (in pairs!), toss the *whole thing* in the washer and dryer, and remove together so NO SOCK gets lost. And you're not stuck searching for a pair when you're already running late.

    A model holding pairs of socks clipped to the SockDock
    Amazon

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

    Promising review: "Totally obsessed with this! I’ve been using it a few weeks now and have zero complaints! I haven’t lost a single sock since! They always come out paired and completely dried (which was one of my concerns, I wasn’t sure if they were going to dry properly) I would defiantly recommend this! It’s amazing and makes life so much easier! Specially with a toddler and baby on the way!" —Sarah Elizabeth

    8. A razor protector (it fits all standard men's and women's razors) to prevent rust and corrosion and keep your blades sharper for longer, so you don't have to waste money on replacements again and again and again.

    A three-image collage: new blade (clean), blade without the Steelbee (after one month with rust on it), blade with the steelbee (1 month, no rust)
    Amazon

    It helps your razor dry between uses, stretches to fit, andprotects the blade when you're traveling — making your razor last up to THREE TIMES longer.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "This was a great find! I wanted to test this for myself, so I put two razors in the shower with one having the Steelbee. I shaved every other with each razor and within weeks I could tell a big difference. The razor without the Steelbee has rust spots and is much duller. All of the razors in the house will now be using this. I even used this on my most recent business trip last week and it doubled as a great travel protector." —Rob May

    9. A hair-smoothing gel cream stick (it's like a mascara wand!) to control any pesky flyaways for a more polished updo — without making your roots look dirty or greasy.

    A reviewer's before/after of a ponytail with flyaways, and then all the flyaways smoothed back
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair and have tons of flyaways and so does my daughter. Whenever I pull my hair back it always looks messy. I tried this product on a day I decided that it would be ponytail day. Usually, within an hour I have tons of fly aways and it looks like I didn't brush my hair before I pulled it up. This is not the case anymore. It looks polished for the whole day. My daughter's hair looked just as nice when she left for school than when she got home from school. This is a product that will be a staple in our home from now on." —Mel

    10. Glossier Solution, an easy-to-use exfoliant chockfull of promising acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA, oh my!) that reduce acne and dark spots, brighten, improve skin tone and texture, unclog pores, exfoliate, and reduce signs of stress. Like, that's a lot of stuff.

    A model's cheek, with active acne before, and faded acne and acne marks after four weeks
    Glossier

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    Promising review: "I have been struggling with acne for as long as I can remember and Solution has SAVED my skin. Haven't had a pimple since I started using this last month. My usually oily skin has been so soft and glowing and my years of acne scars are vanishing. 100% worth every penny." —MRB

    We *also* love solution — learn why several BuzzFeeders love it in Here's Why The Mega-Popular Glossier Solution Is Totally Worth Your Money.

    11. A Revlon one-step drying brush with a unique oval-shaped barrel so you can get super close to your scalp for smooth hair and majorly boosted volume at the roots, without having to juggle a brush and blow-dryer.

    A before/after of a reviewer with wet, wavy hair, and then a sleek but voluminous blowout
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "Holy smokes!!! This is the best buy of my entire year! I am terribly at doing my hair and traditionally make a weekly dry bar trip where they said they were coming out with their version of this brush. It’s $150 which is insane. This one — much more reasonably priced is perfect. It takes me an hour between drying and straightening and this took 17 minutes and was completely straight. Did you read that? 17 minutes. I now have time to read a bit in the morning before I head out (or sleep in!). This is a perfect daily use tool. Highly recommend ditching the hair dryer and giving this a go." —Jren

    12. A pair of extra large wool dryer balls that'll ensure your laundry dries quicker and gets softer than ever — *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
    Celsius

    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 grey).

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

    13. 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.

    Top: A review photo of a dirty, stained; tub bottom: The after of the same tub, which is sparkling white
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six colors).

    Promising review: "I constantly have to pester the hubby to help with cleaning the bathroom. Then I bought this and he’s like Tim 'the tool man' Taylor. I guess he just needed more power??? He cleans the bathroom without even being asked because he likes the drill brushes. They work well. The grout lines are clean. It doesn’t take him long. Best money I've ever spent! LOL." —Heather N

    14. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets for deep cleaning your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These'll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.

    A stainless steel tumbler with baked-on coffee stains on the left, and the same cup totally clean on the right
    amazon.com

    Just plop one tablet in and let it sit overnight. The foaming action will power away gross stuff, residue, and seemingly permanent odors while you get some beauty sleep.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    Promising review: "Magic tablets! These little tablets were amazing! By far the best item I’ve bought all year. I have been using the same few Contigo mugs every day for coffee for years and the insides were quite stained. This did the trick and they look like new. Amazing!!!" —Amazon Customer

    15. A foot filing rasp that'll undo years of callus buildup in mere MINUTES. No waiting for intense creams to do their work, no getting pedicure after pedicure — if you want to see results ASAP, you'll think it's ~grate~.

    A collage of six images: the top cracked heels before treatment, the middle mid-treatment, the bottom after lotioning, not cracked  at all
    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    Promising review: "I have BAD feet. Like genetically bad. I have tried EVERYTHING. I’ve spent an excessive amount of money on foot masks, foot scrubs, pedicures, pumice stones, foot files, etc. Nothing worked. This fixed my feet in five minutes. I was actually in shock. I haven’t had 'soft' feet in years. I literally feel like I have new feet. Best $10 I ever spent." —Hdb

    16. A pair of copper-infused arch supports with compression to help relieve foot pain, whether you have fallen arches, plantar faciitis, or just spend all day on your feet. Just slide 'em on your foot — it's that simple.

    A reviewer's feet with the bands on
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have been using these for about a week now, and I cannot tell you how much they have HELPED with plantar fasciitis. It is nothing short of amazing. I didn't realize that these also act as an arch support until I wore them. Nothing but praise from me. I have spent soooo much $$ on foot remedies, and was skeptical about these little elastic bands, but this has to be the best product I have purchased in years! I have already ordered another pair just to be sure I have them on hand !! AAA+++ product !" —remzy

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95.

    17. Ethylene gas-absorbing apples for anyone tired of fresh produce spoiling before they can use it — the company claims these'll save the average household up to $600 per year when you just keep one in your drawer.

    A hand holding the blue apple-shaped product above a fridge drawer full of produce
    Amazon

    They can keep produce fresher for two to three times longer. Each packet inside the Bluapple lasts three months, and you can order replacement packets as needed.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "Lettuce was going bad in my refrigerator produce bin while lettuce in my outdoor compost bin seemed to stay green much longer. Then I bought these, and now my lettuce stays fresh for a very long time. This product pays for itself many times over." —Amazon Customer

    18. A pack of sound-dampening bumpers you can stick right on noisy cabinets to keep you from being jarred awake with the BANG that indicates someone else's late-night or early-morning bowl of cereal.

    A cabinet door with clear bumper
    Amazon

    Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    Promising review: "Funny enough, but this is one of my favorite low-cost upgrades to the house. Our previous dampers were a cloth that came with the cabinets and were getting a bit thin. Thought I would try and upgrade to save on the stress of the hickory doors. Wow was I surprised of the difference of a good bumper. These stick on very strong, but don't ruin the wood if removed. They have a beautiful but solid thud that is not loud, but also don't bounce the door or drawer back at you which others might do. There are also so many in the pack that I replaced every bumper in the house, good or bad, and still haven't gone through half the bag. They'll be passed down through the generations!" —Andy Levesque

    19. A microfiber towel-material pillowcase with a waterproof lining so you can go to bed with freshly-washed hair without ruining your pillowcase — and so you can sleep comfortably.

    Model sleeping on a pink and grey pillowcase
    Kitsch

    Get it from Kitsch for $24.

    Kitsch is a woman-founded company that makes adorable hair accessories, useful tools (they make towel scrunchies too!) and more to help make every day a good hair day.

    20. An under-the-sink water filtration system to help you kiss your Brita goodbye and pour a glass of the good stuff straight from the tap. And fun fact: It's designed to be installed in under three minutes.

    The system hooked up in the cabinet under a kitchen sink (it's about the size of a small fire extinguisher)
    Amazon

    It has a two-step filter that removes 99.99% of contaminants, and it comes with direct connect hoses to hook right up to the standard 3/8-inch valves in US kitchen sinks.

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    Promising review: "We have town water and it seems they are putting more and more chlorine in it every year. We should be getting used to it and tasting it less and less, not more! The refrigerator filters are super expensive and weren't cutting it. Every time I put a glass to my mouth it smelled like a swimming pool. I searched the internet and decided to give this a try due to the positive reviews and affordability. Wow! easy install (I'm an avid DIYer). And the taste! The chlorine taste is just gone! No more overpriced fridge filters for us. I love that the filter replacement procedure is basically the same as a fridge. Just twist and remove. We love it so much I teed off the fridge line and put a dispenser at our sink as well. The flow on this thing is just amazing! And the water tastes great! Don't waste your money on the expensive, complicated ones. My parents have a three-chambered, name brand filter at their house. It was expensive, the replacement filters are expensive, it is a pain in the petunias to replace the filters, and the flow rate is pathetic! But guess what! Our water from this filter tastes just as good as theirs at a fraction of the price, plus it's way more convenient, plus the flow rate is way better. I just can't say enough. Love, Love it! You will too!" —BJ

    21. A fume-free oven cleaner you can spray on, leave for a minute, and then wipe away for an oven so clean, you'll think it was swapped out for a new model overnight. Trip to the appliance store = postponed.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    Promising review: "Miracle in a spray can! I had just about given up on my stove top, and was getting ready to purchase a replacement top when I came across this product. I sprayed it on the entire surface of my stove and let it sit for two days. After that, with a little elbow grease I was able to easily remove all the extensive build up! It almost looks like brand new. By investing a few dollars and time, I was able to save so much more, since I no longer need to purchase a new stove top. Such a bargain in this little spray can." —Jem

    22. A set of pre-filled ant traps that are ready to use at the first sign of the picnic-crashers in your kitchen. Just open and leave it out, and you can get rid of the whole colony.

    Hand holding the traps, filled with ants
    amazon.com

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.97.

    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    23. A set of reusable liners to keep your oven cleaner than ever. No worries if your lasagna drips over or your sweet potatoes ooze a little — you won't have to scrub out the oven, just remove these when the oven cools and you can wash 'em right up in the sink.

    Amazon

    And you can trim them with a pair of scissors to fit whatever size oven you have.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "I have used these liners for years. I hate cleaning my oven and this liner has saved me so much time and effort, not to mention my oven always looks like new. I should comment on the durability of these liners. It recommends that you remove the liner before initiating the self-cleaning feature on the oven. I admit that I have forgotten a couple times. Although it does the liner no good, it does stand up to the tremendous heat. I would recommend this liner for every busy person who has no time or desire to clean their oven. It's amazing." —Cartec

    24. A super-speedy wine stain remover so you can quickly undo Sandra's sloshing all over your pristine white couch and carpet, without losing your ~temper-nillo~. Now you can get back to enjoying the party.

    amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    Promising review: "Totally impressed! The unassuming generic packaging and label left me a bit skeptical but this stuff is almost as exciting as the wine I spilled! This cabernet stain sat on my ivory faux fur blanket for over a month before I tried this product. Completely gone in one try! Get this. Seriously. You won’t be disappointed." —Persian Tess

    25. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food *spikes* to revive and nourish all the flowering or foliage plants you'd otherwise CERTAINLY kill.

    A review image of a wilted plant on the left, and the same plant but perky and full on the right
    amazon.com

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

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $7.40.

    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 violets 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

    26. A drain clearing tool with a rotating handle and five replacement snakes with 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don't even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that's clogging the system — in one quick pull.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    Promising review: "I don’t write many reviews, but when something blows my mind like this, I have to! Not only did this remove an enormous amount of hair from my drain, it took less than 30 seconds to do so! I didn’t really read the instructions, but it’s pretty straightforward. Stuck it in the drain, cranked the handle, pulled it out. Voila, no more hair! Buy it! You won’t be disappointed." —Linsey Barbieri

    27. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to end your gnat problem once and for all — or to encourage you to get plants if the fear of creepy crawlies (or in this case, fly-ies) is holding you back. No more stalking them in silence and trying to smack them out of the air.

    A houseplant with two yellow double-sided sticky traps, each with many gnats stuck in them
    amazon.com

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.04.

    Promising review: "After bringing a new houseplant into my home, I started noticing gnats. At first I didn't think much about it, but then they got annoying! Thanks to BuzzFeed's advertisement of this product, I quickly made the connection between the new plant and the arrival of the gnats. This thing has trapped about 100 so far and greatly reduced the number bothering me! (I had no idea one average sized plant could spawn so many gnats!). I replanted it this weekend in new soil and am hoping that helps, but these traps have helped significantly! The plant was from my dad's funeral, so I hate to get rid of it...hoping the new soil will get things under control enough for the traps to take care of the rest." —Missy

    28. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo that'll neutralize yellow tones and brassiness for platinum locks — all in one to three minutes and *without* a trip to the salon.

    amazon.com

    Check out our deep dive for amazing before-and-afters!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    29. A bottle of Downy wrinkle release spray you can just spritz on and magically reveal crease-free clothing when you can't bear to even wait the 90 seconds for your steamer to heat up. There are other things to be done!

    amazon.com

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $25.49.

    Promising review: "It works amazing. Just sprayed a shirt about three times, five seconds later the wrinkles were gone! Well worth the money. Scent is good, doesn’t last long, is not overpowering at all. I 100% recommend. It's slightly soaked after but still wearable or you can let it dry completely for about 15 minutes." —Hellenistic

    30. A Muller veggie chopper to turn your onion-cutting tears into tears of joy when you realize the whole dang thing is diced with one press of the lever. Because your need for fresh salsa can't wait.

    A veggie chopper filled with onions
    Amazon

    It comes with the chopper itself, two super-sharp dicing discs (one for 6.8mm dices and one for 12.6mm dices), and a cleaning brush.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    Promising review: "This is the BEST chopper I have found and I have purchased many. This works so well that I bought two. Other choppers fail, sometimes on the first time. This chopper has several built-in features that lock the attachments in place as well as locks the hinge of the chopper in place. Other choppers do not have these features and are very fragile and break easier. I searched a long time to find this chopper and I won't buy anything else. I chop fruits and vegetables every day and this chopper is a life saver to ensure that all chopped items are the same size and works every time. It's a winner!" —LeviWilliams

    31. A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). And they come the classic circular shape PLUS large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

    amazon.com

    A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get them from Amazon: the box of 40 round patches for $8.50 and the pack of eight large square patches for $8.50.

    32. A mold- and mildew-removing spray, because you don't need to get your whole shower redone once this is in your life. Just spray on and let this sit for 5-10 minutes and rinse — NO s c r u b b i n g.

    A reviewer's before/after of a shower corner with black mold, and then the same corner clean
    amazon.com

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I don't even have words for how well this product works. I had tried everything in the book to clean the black mildew/mold out of the grout in my shower. I was literally to the point that I was going to tear the shower out, and have a new one put in. I couldn't stand it anymore. I saw the reviews for this product, and decided to give it a try; even though I didn't really think it would work. I sprayed this product on, and left. Came back a little bit later, and the mold was ALL GONE! I never lifted a finger to scrub it. It wasn't there anymore! I couldn't believe my eyes. Absolutely amazing. Recommend, recommend, recommend." —E.M.

    33. A handy-dandy silicone paw cleaner designed to fully (but gently) remove dirt, mud, sand, ice melt and whatever else from your furry friend's feet pronto – and without the hassle of scrubbing.

    amazon.com

    You'll *both* be happier.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    Promising review: " UPDATE: I’ve been using this for a few weeks, and I love it. It cleans the salt off my dogs’ paws so easily. When it’s super dirty and the streets are covered in salt, I’ll refresh the water supply. I add a few drops of their doggie shampoo, and it works great. Don’t believe the negative reviews. I don’t see how they can possibly not know how to use this gadget. It is so easy to use. And the pictures of the German Shepherds and their mess, I find it impossible that this gadget could possibly create that mess. I guess if they are covered in thick mud, then they have to be hosed down, and this product is not a replacement for a bath. I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10-15 min to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" —Sandra

    34. A clever little PVC spiral to make rings up to 1.5 sizes smaller without permanent alterations required. Easy peasy!

    Hands winding the spiral onto an engagement-like ring
    Amazon

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    Promising review: "I lost weight during my pregnancy (and after) and my wedding rings kept falling off. I didn't want to get them resized, have a little ball welded in or wear one of those guards that slide around. I pretty much gave up on wearing them. I saw these in one of those silly BuzzFeed lists about Amazon products. I usually just read those things for a good laugh (really who needs a hedgehog shaped planter) I immediately put this item in my cart and I couldn't be happier! It comes with four sizes. I used the smallest size for my engagement ring. It was super easy to wrap around." —DMA

    35. A miracle-adjacent carpet stain remover so you can banish wine stains, pet stains, and what-the-heck-even-is-that stains — WITHOUT rinsing or vacuuming. AKA your roommate won't even *know* you spilled in the first place.

    amazon.com

    Enjoy this before and after photo of this stain remover WIPING OUT an "IDK how long this has been there" cat vomit stain. Gross! But also amazing! And BTW: it also works on upholstery, woodwork, and even walls.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $22.70.

    Promising review: "This is by far THE BEST carpet cleaner out there!! I love this product! Do you have the following on your carpet...Old stains? Ketchup? Ice cream? Pet potty, marker, weird odd stains that shouldn't be there but your kids deny they did it... This is your product! I was desperate to get the stains out from the messy kids. I didn't spray it, I poured this on the stain enough to get it super wet. Walked away for about three to five minutes to soak on the old stains and scrubbed it with a hard bristle brush. And boom no more stains!!!!!! Seriously. I'm buying in bulk. LOVE this stuff. Product arrived quickly and brand-new." —Sandra McDade

    36. A single-handed tape dispenser to make wrapping gifts, sealing envelopes, etc. way, way easier. Just pull the lever to cut the tape!

    youtube.com

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

    Promising review: "My last tape dispenser that was awful. Threading the tape through the mechanism was a PITA. The gears and springs would fall out when you opened the damn thing. Eventually, the tape started to cling to the roller and would rip the paper I was trying to tape. This design is great; the tape self threads itself when you put it on the rubber bands, the tape stays on the inside of the device until you press the trigger to release it, the tape self cuts when you let go of the trigger. Everything can be done with one hand. Wonderful!" —Billster

    37. A pocket-sized, safer-to-use cutting tool for making small jobs (cutting tape, opening boxes) quicker and easier and tough jobs (that clamshell packaging) less frustrating.

    The cutting tool slicing through packaging tape, blister packaging, plastic bags, and clamshell
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.20.

    Promising review: "I have a medical disorder that causes my fingers to lose dexterity in cold, and in my job, I have to go into a freezer and open taped up boxes every day. I was having way too much trouble getting the tape off, and didn't want to use a bulky box cutter. So I found this, put them on my keys, and it is ready to go immediately. It hasn't cut me, and I grab my keys over and over a day (I'm a delivery driver) and have yet to be injured. I love this thing! The blade is tiny, but strong. It does not retract, but it's still safe." —Rachel C.

    38. A pepper corer that'll quickly remove the stem, seeds, and core in a jiffy so you can get to slicing, stir frying, stuffing, or just chomping on a sweet slice of raw bell pepp (a go-to snack of mine). And if you're prepping spicy peppers, they won't irritate your hands!

    Hands holding the stainless steel corer with stem and seeds inside, and a cored pepper
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Promising review: "I love eating raw bell peppers and this handy gadget has been a real time-saver. Removes the core to make slicing up peppers much more efficient. Two thumbs-up for this ingenious kitchen gadget." —I love Amazon

    39. A roll of screen repairing tape to quickly patch up a hole or tear in your window screen if you're *also* realizing mosquito season is beginning and they're finding their way into your home.

    A screen that's been repaired with the tape
    amazon.com

    It may not blend in perfectly but hey, it's cheaper than replacing a whole screen!

    Get a roll of 15 feet from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I live in an old home and we are at the point in life where we have done all the big repairs we are going to do. We have holes in quite a few screens which my spouse promised to fix with his mystical screen hole patching prowess. That was years ago and I’m tired of getting eaten alive. I bought a roll of this and in 10 minutes every screen was patched. This product cuts cleanly even with mediocre scissors. It adheres to the existing screen neatly and without a lot of pressure or fuss. I’d say not to worry too much about which color you choose as this product is quite obvious in use. It is really not going to blend. However I don’t care; my screens no longer are mosquito boulevards and the product stays put. I’m thrilled, one more job off the list." —Quickbeam

    40. A handy-dandy plate cover so you can keep food-plosions from splattering the inside of your microwave (looking at you, tomato sauce and baked beans!). It has magnets on top, so you can store it *in* the microwave between uses so your fam never forgets to cover their food again.

    A dirty microwave vs a clean one when you use the cover
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in a non-magnetic version).

    Promising review: "After many years of cleaning the microwave after hearing that familiar 'pop' and finding food all over the microwave this device has kept food off the walls and top of the microwave. The magnets are great for storing inside the microwave making it easy to use. If food hits the cover it's easy to clean by just rinsing in the sink. It's the perfect size for our unit. I couldn't be happier with this." —DT

    41. A few sheets of LED-dimming stickers to finally keep those pesky router, TV, clock, and other electronic lights from ruining your ~room of complete darkness~.

    amazon.com

    They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger **full black-out** edition!

    Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $4.59.

    Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! Some commenters argue you could get the same effect using electrical tape, regular tape covered in Sharpie, etc., but true to the name of these products if you're looking for something to DIM, then this is for you. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    42. An odor-eliminating candle that'll truly knock out the worst pet stinks and leaving your home smelling ahhh-mazing — without you know, actually having to clean every five seconds.

    A lavender green tea candle burning in a room
    Amazon

    They're made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours, plus the scents are allergy friendly!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 25 scents).

    Promising review: "This smells so great. I recently rescued a dog. I love him, but not how he makes my house smell. This really does kill the odor long after you extinguish it. I can't wait to try more scents. I even bought the Pet House car fresheners." —Claws0617

    Check out a BuzzFeed Shopping editor's review for more info.

    43. A Zipuller for those mornings where you're reaching around the back to zip up that dress but simply CANNOT. Don't waste time tracking down your roomie — you can handle things now.

    A hand pulling the Zippuller's long strap attached to a zipper
    Amazon

    Just attach, step in, and zip!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "I live alone so one of the biggest troubles I have is zipping up dresses by myself. I tried this product and it works great! I tried it with both small zippers and large zippers. As long as it can loop through the hole, the Zipuller can grip it. Plus, the grip is pretty sturdy and does not become loose when you pull it up. Never has this task been easier! I am so happy that I purchased it and I recommend that you do too!" —Cherie Weissman

    44. A pack of Stomp 'n Go stain-lifting pads if you 1. have carpeting of any kind and 2. have a pet or ever drink non-clear beverages. These'll knock out any stains in no time flat.

    amazon.com

    They can remove stains caused by wine, blood, pet messes, mud, coffee and more. Just set the pad down, stop on it (fun!!), and toss — for more major stains, you can leave the pad on for 24 hours.

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews for anything, but I just had to write one for these. I have ordered three boxes already and will continue to order them forever. We have two dogs and one of them will get sick or have an accident in the house a few times a month. I've used all kinds of carpet cleaner as well as the SpotBot, but they never seemed to really get the stains out. I bought these on a whim because I was desperate to find something that might work and guess what? THEY WORKED! No joke, every stain I have put these on has come out of the carpet just by this pad sitting on the stain for around 24 hours. I have told everyone I know about these and have heard great things from them as well. If you are on the fence, just give them a try! I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!" —Angela Mimm

    45. A pack of two deodorant-removing sponges for when you switch shirts *after* your careful deodorant application. Ughhhhh those white streaks!!!!

    The two pink round sponges in a pouch
    Amazon

    And then I always try to get it off with a Kleenex, then I get little fibers all over. No, these sponges are a far smarter bet.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.

    Promising review: "I'm not really sure what else to say about this besides that it works! I change clothes frequently so this product is a godsend. Gets the deodorant stains right out!" —Amazon Customer

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a BuzzFeed.com post.
    *
    *
    *
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    *
    Upload up to 4 photos you took of the product and/or how you use it. (We love before & after photos!)
    View our photo guidelines with tips that increase your chance of getting featured.
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.

    Shopping Newsletter
     

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form