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    31 Products Under $20 That Mean Business

    You can really trust these cheap wonders to do what they're supposed to.

    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 Dyson-compatible brush attachment to turn your home into your very own groomer's ~salon~. It (gently) loosens dog hair so it doesn't get scattered alllll over your home — and your clothes., Amazon

    It comes with a combing tool attachment and an adapter to expand compatibility (it works with the Dyson V6 through V11).

    Promising review: "I could not write a better review for a better product — this thing is absolutely amazing. We have two German shepherds, a husky mix, and a a long-haired mini Aussie. I was skeptical about how well this would work because I bought other vacuum attachments in the past, but this thing blew my expectations out of the water. It’s absolutely amazing; even with just a light brushing on our dogs it removed more than an entire canister of hair." —Shiane cleland

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. E.l.f. Poreless Putty primer, which is infused with squalene to hydrate, smooth over skin for a seamless finish, and hold onto makeup for all-day staying power. You mayyyy have seen this all over TikTok, and the reviews back up the hype!

    A reviewer showing their pores being blurred after using the primer

    Promising review: "Normally my makeup goes on great, but then once it dries it's super crusty and shows my pores, but this made everything so smooth and my skin has never looked so healthy. Even after I took my makeup off my skin felt moisturized, which is a hard thing to do with my dry skin. I saw the hype all over social media about this primer and I never believed it, but finally decided to take the plunge and test it out and now I'll never go with out it." —Taylor Kessinger

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    3. A habit calendar so you can track daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to get you on the right foot. It's undated so you can start whenever you'd like!

    The habit calender, with a page open to the nature section with activities and days ticked off
    Free Period Press

    It also has a brainstorming section so you can think up all the different things you'd like to be a little more accountable for. Each month has a different illustration and theme for suggestions too (for example, October is sleep-themed!).

    Promising review: "LOVE my habit calendar. Perfect for tracking daily exercise goals. I've been using it to track my training for my upcoming black-belt test. Before I was using a regular calendar and putting stickers on days when I trained. But this way I can track which specific training I did (push-ups, crunches, etc.) each day. Cannot recommend enough." —Summer Ballentine

    Get it from Free Period Press for $18, from Amazon for $18, or from Free Period Press on Etsy for $18.

    Free Period Press is a queer-founded business based in Cleveland and available on Etsy, Amazon, and the Free Period Press website.

    4. A set of bed bands that will keep your fitted sheets neatly tucked under your mattress, so you'll sleep more comfortably *and* be able to make your bed wayyyy faster in the morning. And making your bed is really the best way to start a productive day.

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    5. 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 $13.49 (available in six colors).

    6. A bag of Miracle-Gro water-storing crystals that'll help solve both over- *and* underwatering struggles — just mix in with your soil and the crystals absorb water now and slowly release over time. It works for both indoor and outdoor plants, too!

    A sink full of plants with five stars and the text "I never write reviews but I had to leave town for 3 weeks and used these for the first time. When I got home my plants were greener than ever!"

    If you don't want to repot your existing plants, just poke holes in the soil and add!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! We have a raised-bed vegetable garden and our plants were forever dying. I mixed these in with the soil this year and our plants are flourishing! I was even able to see how much the crystal expand when I was taking out some of the soil to add new plants. I'm excited to see how long they hold up. But, so far, we've been using them for over a month and we are beyond pleased." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49.

    7. A Iron Out rust stain remover you can use on interior *and* exterior stains from the bathroom to the concrete. The formula clings to the stain — you don't even need to scrub!,

    Promising review: "Worked on contact. No scrubbing, or pulling out the brush, just let it sit for a few minutes and the orange rust stains were gone. We have very hard well water and when out softener died, we needed a little time to research and save up for a new system. I was using everything under the sun with all the elbow grease I could muster to remove the stains. Until I tried Iron Out. Already bought more." —Stevie

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    8. A set of sponge rollers for adding (heat-free!) curls and volume to your hair. Wanting to try some of those vintage hair sets you've seen on TikTok? These are a great way to start.

    I have these foam rollers and they're really great! The clips stay in my hair, even while sleeping (not the most comfortable way to sleep, but here we are), and the results lasted for days! If you're new to rollers, I recommend rolling in sections right down your center part (as the reviewer does above), and then curling the sides by section — just make sure you're rolling underneath the hair. And the curls will be tighter than you want when you take them out! Just finger detangle or brush through to achieve that softer, vintage-inspired look.

    Promising review: "I've always had bad experiences with foam rollers in the past. I don't know what makes these ones different, but they stay in your hair, don't take long to dry, and give you long-lasting curls! I'm in love with them. I use about 12 at a time to curl my hair, spray a setting lotion, and either let them stay in overnight while I sleep or I sit under my hooded dryer for 10 minutes." —Katrina Holte

    Get the set of 36 rollers from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors, plus a larger size).

    And if you already have curls or coils and are looking for a heat-free styler, check out these foam curling rods ($10.99 on Amazon) that reviewers with everything from 3a to 4c hair (and also people with straight hair) swear by.

    9. An electric candle lighter to make setting your favorite scented candle aflame even *more* satisfying — and save money on those disposable gas lighters (and never burn your fingers on a match again).

    BuzzFeed / Heather Braga

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping editor Heather Braga has to say about it: "I'm obsessed with candles, so it was a no-brainer for my husband to gift me this surprisingly super-fun gadget for Christmas. It's really simple to use and charge, and it really works! If you're someone who gets a thrill from RAW POWER this is sort of the product for you. No, it's not a super-intense gadget, relax pyromaniacs, but it does buzz and produce a burst of electricity that I personally find exciting. AND I'll never have to buy another lighter again! Stop burning your fingers on matches and pick up one of these bad boys."

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. 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).

    11. A posture corrector, because if you hunch over your computer as much as I do, your back is probably in a world of hurt. You can wear this for a few hours at a time (even under your clothes) for a gentle reminder to sit or stand up straight you'll get more and more used to over time — and even do it *without* the corrector on.

    Promising review: "This is WONDERFUL! I’ve been experiencing middle back pain for some time now, in part because my posture is bad. After the first few hours, it was greatly alleviated. I leave it on for a few hours, take it off for a few, and put it back on again. First relief I’ve had in a long time! But that’s not all. It is so well made, unlike any other posture corrector I’ve ever had, because it is 1) easy to put on, 2) made of comfortable material, and 3) brilliantly designed so that it doesn’t make you feel constricted. Furthermore, the hook-and-loop straps that adjust are narrower than what you stick them to so, unlike others I’ve had, they don’t overlap and scratch you! I am so grateful for this! It’s the greatest!" —Marylynn G. Stults

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    12. A nongreasy eye cream designed to deflate your under eye bags, hydrate your delicate skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brighten your under-eyes, thanks to a blend of aloe, rosehip seed oil, and vitamins C and E.

    Reviewer before and after showing the cream tightened and brightened their under-eye area

    Promising review: "I have been using this daily for about eight months now. I am 60 years old. It reduced the puffiness and bags under my eyes. I am Sicilian and had dark circles. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had precancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That's how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won't be sorry." —Lynda M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A handy-dandy portable charger for all those times you leave the house without checking how much battery power you have. Oh, am I the only one who does that?

    The 2021 version of the bank, which is 15% smaller, 28% lighter, and 36% thinner

    This has three USB ports to charge three devices at a time, and it holds enough juice to charge *3.6* iPhone 8s — so it's OK if you forget to charge *this* bb all the time too.

    Promising review: "I love this portable charger! I didn’t think it would be a good idea, because normally your portable chargers die within the first charge it does. I have charged my phone over four times and haven’t had to charge it! That is including just leaving it in my bag for weeks until I need it again. It will not disappoint! I love it!" —MacMak

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in blue).

    14. A stainless-steel, dishwasher-safe ice cream scoop with a ~chiseled edge~ and ergonomic grip for effortless serving — no letting your ice cream sit out for 10 minutes, no microwaving, no chipping at it slowly with a spoon. And it'll make dishing up a sundae feel less like arm day at the gym.

    The pink scoop scooping out ice cream with reviewer text "this scoop went through ice cream like a hot knife through butter"

    Promising review: "After hours of searching and comparing ice cream scoops I chose this one. I am VERY HAPPY with this purchase. It was delivered exactly on time and we immediately washed it so we could try it out. Wish we would've bought it sooner and saved the lives of our spoons. ; -) We tried it on four different ice creams and it was like scooping whipped cream! This scoop is awesome!! Very heavy duty but not too heavy. It has a nice covering that makes it easy to grip, especially since I have small hands. It's dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime warranty!!! This is the only scoop you'll ever need to buy!" —Jackie R.

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

    15. A pack of virtually unbreakable hair ties specifically designed for long and thick hair. No slipping, no stretching out, and no damage to your strands.


    Promising review: "OK, I never write reviews for things, but I can't not write a review for these. I know, I know, it's just a hair tie. But it's not just a hair tie! I don't have super-thick hair and it's by no means curly, but these hair ties are perfect! I'm a runner and always put my hair in a high-ish ponytail for my runs. With every other hair tie I've gotten in the past, my ponytail ends up a lot lower than where I started with it. Not so with these! I put my hair up nice and high and it stayed nice and high! It's the little things in life." —KL

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. 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).

    17. A bottle of cold-pressed castor oil reviewers swear by to nourish their scalps, strengthening and promoting hair growth at the root. Just apply it directly to you dry scalp and hair roots and leave it on for at least an hour (or overnight!).

    A reviewer in two photos: on the left with thinning hair at the temple, and on the right with hair growing in thicker in the same area

    Promising review: "I had an allergy in my scalp last 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try some hair-growing product to bring my hair back. I read most of the articles on Google and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growing, but there are lots of castor oil brands. I tried this product because of the good reviews, and ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. And I didn’t expect the outcome of this product. And aside from the outcome, my hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    18. The Pink Stuff, a TikTok- (and reviewer-) beloved cleaning product that miracles! Name your mess, and this mildly abrasive paste will take care of business — including but not limited to bathroom tiles, sinks, stove tops, painted walls, grills, and outdoor furniture.

    A reviewer's oven before/after cleaning, showing baked on brown stains being removed

    Promising review: "I am genuinely stunned by how well this worked in my shower. I have been trying to get rid of these water stains since the day I moved in almost three years ago. They just got worse with time and nothing would hold them off. Then I tried The Pink Stuff and my jaw dropped as I washed it away. You can see in this picture I did a small section and holy moly, it looked like a new door. I usually don’t write reviews but I had to say how stunned I was with this. I haven’t used it on much else yet but with the results from my shower door, I can only imagine how great it’ll be. I give 5 stars!" —Katie Marchbank

    Get it from Amazon for $7.57.

    19. A two-pack of mint-flavored, sensitive skin–friendly teeth-whitening pens you can just brush on and remove those deep-set coffee, tea, and wine stains — without all the hassle of those trays or strips.

    before and after images of yellow and then whiter teeth

    Just twist the bottom, and paint onto your teeth. Each pen has 20 uses, and you can see how much you've used through the handy transparent tube!

    Promising review: "You need this! A little goes a really long way. I love this product and I’m still on the first pen; I can truly see a difference!" —T. 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.89.

    20. A wad preventer, because balled-up sheets that NEVER seem to actually get dry?? Not on my watch! Who has the time?! This genius invention will keep the corners from getting bunched up to increase your tumble and decrease your dry time.

    a model showing a pair of sheets with the wad preventer

    Just tuck the corners of your flat or fitted sheet into the holes to prevent tangling and twisting aaaand (according to the manufacturer...and backed up by reviewers) improve dry time by 75%!!!!!!!!

    Promising review: "I don’t know what kind of magic makes these things work, and I don’t care as long as it keeps my sheets from tangling up in the washer and dryer. This saves me so much time in the laundry room. I have king-size sheets that always end up in a twisted cocoon of wetness in both my front-load washer and my dryer. Before, I always had to stop the dryer and untangle everything, now I just toss them in with no worries. I admit when I first purchased it I expected it wouldn’t work, but was willing to try if there was a slim chance it might. After washing and drying three separate loads of sheets with Wad-Free, I purchased two more sets for my parents. Friends and family are definitely getting this for the holidays come December." —ZombieQT

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    Wad-Free is a small biz, and their products are made in the USA. 

    21. 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.

    22. A window insulation kit that'll help keep your heating (and AC) bills down — no more warmth (and money) going out while the drafts come in.

    A model applying the clear sheeting to windows, and a reviewer showing the 9-degree increase in temperature now that the insulation is installed to keep the heat in
    Amazon /

    Promising review: "Very easy to use once you get the hang or it. I live in an apartment building with very drafty windows and electric heat; this insulation saves me a lot of money on my winter heating costs, and I've gotten really good at making it nearly invisible over the years." —Julie

    Get a three-window kit from Amazon for $11.80 (also available in larger and smaller kits).

    23. A pack of peppermint and eucalyptus oil shower steamers to help open up your sinuses (fall allergies and that "is this a cold??" feeling...amirite?!) and make your shower feel like a spa. Relaxation isn't just for bath takers, you know.

    The green flower-shaped tablets, which come in a pouch
    Sage Moon Soaps / Etsy

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I have a lousy nose — I've suffered with swollen sinuses all my life, but these steamers are a breath of fresh air! I place one in my tub with HOT water on and allow the steam to reach it — poof...(ah ☺️)...I can smell it fine! I am very happy with this product and look forward to my shower time even more. Lasts a long time, too. I’m very satisfied." —Laurie M. Fernandez

    Get a pack of two from Sage Moon Soaps on Etsy for $9.50 (also available in a pack of four for $12.34).

    Sage Moon Soaps is a California-based Etsy shop making steamers, bath bombs, and other deliciously scented goods perfect for gifting.

    24. A gentle, enzyme-based pet ear cleaner for not only preventing infections later on and provide relief from itchy ears, but (more importantly) so they can hear very well each and every time you say "I love you." Which should of course be at least 100 times a day.

    on the left, a dog's ear looking dirty, and on the right, the same ear now looking clean

    Promising review: "My husband and I just adopted our cute puppy, Winston, from the Humane Society. When we adopted him, his ears were unfortunately pretty dirty, but after we used this ear cleaner today, his ears are so clean!! I'm so amazed at everything it managed to get out. Our puppy's ears look so much better now! I would highly recommend this product to anyone with a dog." —Jerome F

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. A handy-dandy gutter scoop with a high handle and extended front so you can quickly get rid of all those goopy leaves without breaking a sweat.

    A hand using the orange narrow scoop to clear leaves out of a gutter

    Promising review: "This is perfect for cleaning the leaves, seeds, and debris out of your rain gutter. It made the job go faster and so much easier. I figure anytime you can get a useful tool for under $5 it wouldn’t matter if it had to be replaced every year, but to my surprise it held up this year and we’ll be able to use it at least another year or more. I’m going to buy more to add to gift baskets for friends." —Sal's

    Get it from Amazon for $2.21.

    26. A wall-mounted rack to keep your broom, Swiffer, and mop out of the dust before they can even sweep it up. And now you can actually (::sheds tear::) walk into your broom closet without tripping over a million handles.

    A reviewer with brooms and swiffers hanging from a small wall behind a door

    Freed up floor space = more room for storage bins!!!!!

    Promising review: "I have a small apartment, and the broom closet was always a mess, with the brooms hitting me in the face whenever I took the trash out. This saved me so much stress! The slots have little rollers and they move to fit just about any-size mop or broom. There are also little hooks that can drop down if you want to hold towels or the dustpan, which is what I use it for. This is a must-have organizational tool!" —Jacqui Nibbelin

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    27. A 🙌 no-scrub, no-wipe 🙌 Wet & Forget cleaner so you can keep your shower clean and mildew-free by spraying just *once a week*. Check "clean shower" off your to-do list, and move right on to the NEXT cleaning item.


    Best invention ever? Possibly.

    Promising review: "This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don't have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I've been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it." —Stephanie Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    28. A car air freshener reed diffuser you can customize with *23* scents to keep your wheels smelling fresh, whether you cart 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 picture-hanging tool that'll make every step of the process easier. Just line it up with your anchor points, make sure your pot on the wall is level, then use the points on the back to mark your spot. You ~nailed~ it!

    The steps of using the kit

    Just align the tool with the anchor points of whatever you're hanging, use the level to ensure it's straight, then press agains the wall to mark where you'll need to nail. You're set!

    Promising review: "Glad I waited to review, because at first I really didn't think I was impressed, as the product seemed a bit on the cheap side. I was wrong, and after using it on a project where i was installing the hanging bracelets on a wood plank piece I created, as well as hanging that same piece above a door in a main room, I couldn't be happier with this purchase. It made every part of the hanging process crazy easy! All the functions of the hanging device worked flawlessly and smoothly, and I will never hang anything without using this again. Definitely recommending this to friends and family, great product!" —rcr

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    30. A cleaning balm for maintaining both wood and leather furniture (and other leather goods) made with beeswax, olive and coconut oils and grapefruit essential oil — it's food safe, so you can even use it to condition your cutting board!

    The tin of wood and leather balm
    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Promising review: "It arrive in a timely manner and the product works well. It was easy to use and had a nice smell. My leather chairs looked pretty good afterward." —Marina Sprinkler

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $19.55.

    Humble Suds is a women-owned Etsy shop specializing in plant-based cleaning products based in Denver, Colorado.

    31. A pack of K-Cup cleaning pods, because you've...maybe never cleaned your Keurig before... That's ok, because this is here to help! Just run it through, and you'll be shocked at how much gross-looking water comes out — and at how much better your morning coffee tastes.

    three cups of dirty water that get progressively cleaner with each rinse
    reviewer image of cleaning K-cup placed inside Keurig

    Promising review: "OK, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didn't know how gross our Keurig was until today. The big mason jar on the left is when I actually ran the cleaner through plus one rinse cycle. The middle one is another rinse cycle and the last one, on the right, is the last one I did. So yes, I would suggest running two or three rinse cycles instead of the recommended one. But it's still an awesome product for the price! I have a 2.0 and I had no issues." —Mads0421

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

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