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    46 Products Under $10 That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

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    1. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets that'll deep clean 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.

    2. Heat-retaining socks with a super fuzzy brushed lining, because when your tootsies get that winter chill, it's hard to get them to *ever* warm up again.

    3. A collagen-infused ~protein treatment~ for an intense at-home mask that'll help your strands look and feel less damaged in just five minutes. It's basically a time machine for your hair is what I'm saying.

    4. A suede and nubuck brush to freshen up your favorite kicks from last year. It has *four* different surfaces for different cleaning needs so you can tackle any stain.

    5. A set of makeup-removing cloths to remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water. And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

    6. A grooming glove designed with nodules on the fingers and palms to make brushing the excess hair from your cat, dog, or even horse more like petting — so your pet won't fidget or get uncomfortable, and your sofa (and clothes!) won't be constantly covered in hair.

    7. A red wine stain remover that'll turn any party foul into an amazing party trick.

    8. And a window-insulation kit that'll also help keep your heating bills down — no more warmth (and money) going out while the drafts come in.

    9. Bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers you can pop into your sweatiest, stinkiest beer-soaked flats or old gym shoes — the smell will be G O N E.

    10. 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. It even kills Salmonella and E. coli!

    11. A fan-favorite Wet brush with a cult following for a reason. It'll detangle even the most stubborn hair...WITHOUT ripping it from your scalp.

    12. A headlight-restoring kit that'll make your yellow, dingy car headlights look brand new (you know, keeping you safer) in just *five* minutes.

    13. A pack of individual pet hair removal sheets designed for removing every single strand from your clothing. Keep a few in your bag, at your desk, and at home for on-the-go cleanup without having to find that lint roller.

    14. An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for polishing up your brand new or decades-old precious stones and keep them as sparkling as your love still is (awww!).

    15. A quad of silicone cups that'll ensure perfectly poached eggs with no hassle and no need for swirling water or vinegar.

    16. A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

    17. A drain snake with over 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.

    18. Bar Keeper's Friend soft cleansing ~liquid~ for all the cleaning power of the original fan-favorite formula (bye bye rust, hard water stains, and any other buildup!), but with a more targeted application. Aka no powder to sweep up at the end!

    19. A pack of ethylene gas–absorbing produce bags to keep your fruits, veggies, and lettuce fresher for up to 10 TIMES longer. Strawberries are expensive, folks — now you can actually finish the whole container.

    20. A pack of houseplant sticky traps to end your gnat problem once and for all. No more stalking them in silence and trying to smack them out of the air.

    21. A round blindspot mirror that'll make merging, changing lanes, and even parallel parking a breeze.

    22. A garlic prepping set with a silicone tube (that'll peel the garlic) and a press (that'll mince it) so you can flavor your food without getting stinky fingers.

    23. A handheld back roller so you can give (and get) relaxing massages without anyone's hands cramping. Ahhhh-mazing.

    24. A bottle of Acure Brilliantly Brightening facial scrub that'll say "boy bye" to dirt and oil, with sea kelp and French green clay to soften and detox your skin without removing all the moisture.

    25. A deep-cleaning brush duo with a powerful scrubbing head for banishing grout discoloration and a wiping blade to reach the crevices, crannies, and nooks that never get cleaned.

    26. A L'Oreal blowout priming spray that'll cut 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.

    27. A Feed n Wax Wood conditioner to 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.

    28. A pair of seamless ribbed undies engineered to mold specifically to your body, leave zero lines, and never give you a wedgie. 98% of reviewers recommend them, so sign me up!

    29. A brown sugar–softening bear, because no one wants to heat up some oatmeal or prepare to bake cookies, only to discover the brown sugar is now rock-hard.

    30. A Clorox toilet wand with disposable scrubby heads *preloaded* with cleaner so you can clean the whole bowl with one hand — and *one* product.

    31. A satin pillowcase to help maintain hair health even as you sleep, reducing pesky frizz and breakage when compared with regular cotton or other fiber pillowcases — that means longer-lasting blowouts and less damage in the long run.

    32. 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.

    33. A jar of O'Keefe's Working Hands Lotion for making dry winter hands a thing of the past, healing cracked skin and protecting against new damage in no time flat. This stuff is basically a miracle for people who wash their hands a bunch.

    34. A bug bite suction tool that'll actually *remove* venom, saliva, or other irritants to ease swelling and stop those 'squito bite itches once and for all. Good news: you don't need to press that "x"-shape into your skin anymore with a fingernail.

    35. A quick-drying top coat so you can finally stop saying "oh sheet!" when you see the indents pressed into your fresh manicure when you wake up in the morning. This baby'll have you polish fully set looooong before you go to bed (like, in a few minutes after applying, max!).

    36. A bottle of Poo-Pourri to squash beefs (and odors) over who dropped that big stinker in the toilet. This makes the worst bathroom odors a thing of the past — without a weird and heavy "masking" smell.

    37. A pack of Korean exfoliating cloths that'll banish dead skin cells, winter dryness, and even help with Keratosis Pilaris.

    38. A stainless steel soap bar to remove any odor (garlic! fish!) from your hands with a quick rub and rinse — no fancy scented soaps required.

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

    40. An four-pack of creaseless hair ties (yes, they totally look like old phone cords) so you can rock a ponytail all day and wear your hair down all night – no dents!

    41. A pair of cactus-shaped dryer balls whose prickles will ensure your laundry dries quicker and gets softer than ever. Those towels that take FOR-E-VER (The Sandlot voice) to dry? No more.

    42. A Jergens in-shower lotion designed to be used on wet skin so you can get in, get out, and get on with your day. Mornings are hard enough!

    43. A five-in-one wine stopper that'll also aerate, filter out cork particles, pour neatly, and re-cork the bottle.

    44. And a fizz-preserving sparkling wine stopper so you can pop open a bottle of bubbly today and enjoy the rest of it a few days later. Want one or two aperol spritzes but don't want the rest of your prosecco to go flat? This is for you.

    45. A game-changing scrubber (it's basically a scrubby sponge/dishcloth hybrid) that'll dry super quickly, unlike regular sponges, so it cleans all your dishes without getting that horrifically funky mildew smell.

    46. Cable-hugging critters to take a ~bite~ out of the annoyance of fraying cords. No bent cord = no exposed wires, FINALLY.

    And as a quick bonus product for only 99 cents over our limit, a Migrastil roll-on stick to help evaporate your migraine or tension headache within minutes. Just apply the blend of essential oils (including lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck — and POOF! Relief is here.

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