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    Not a single minute will be squandered with these products, because time is money, money is power, power is pizza, and pizza is knowledge.

    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 pair of bag-carrying handles if making trip...after trip...after trip...carrying the groceries home is just not working for you. Want to carry ALL the bags at once (without hurting your hands)? These'll do the trick.

    Two people carrying several bags in each hand hung on the blue handles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My sole complaint about this is that it didn’t exist 20 years ago, because it could have saved me so much aggravation over the years! I am 100% one of those people who would rather dislocate both my arms and have them fall off halfway between my car and front door than make two trips with grocery or shopping bags. Many times I have had thin plastic bag handles sawing through my hands. This could solve one of the most perplexing mysteries of California, too: why there are shopping carts literally everywhere in grocery parking lots EXCEPT the cart returns. People, buy one of these and you can carry all your bags to your car! Also, the trick of twisting them all closed inside your vehicle and not slinging your groceries from side to side when you drive home... brilliant. Buy this amazing hunk of plastic without delay!" —E. Rose

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.95.

    2. A volumizing gel pomade to bold-ify your brows — it lifts, holds, adds color, and fills in with the fiber formula. All with just a few swipes of the mascara-like brush!

    A before/after of a model with sparser eyebrows on the left, and filled-in, darker eyebrows on the right
    Uoma Beauty

    Promising review: "Fills in the brows fast! Don’t really even need to go back in with a pencil at least not for me. I like my brows to look full but natural and that’s exactly what it gave me." —Natalie C.

    Get it from Nordstrom or Uoma Beauty for $22 (available in six shades at Uoma, five at Nordstrom).

    Uoma Beauty is a Black-owned beauty brand focused on inclusivity and innovation, and all of their products are cruelty-free. And check out their foundation — each "skin kin" has different skincare ingredients and benefits to address the concerns of your skin type — based on the Fitzpatrick scale (which measures skin's reaction to the sun). I have the fairest shade and it blends beautifully into my skin and wears well all day!

    3. 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.

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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $10.62.

    4. A microwave rice steamer to make burnt stovetop rice (or waiting like...40 minutes for your rice cooker to finish) a thing of the past. Just add your grain, water, and pop in the micro!

    The red rice cooker filled with rice, with a paddle scooping some of it out
    Amazon

    Unlike traditional plug-in rice cookers, you can throw this whole thing in the wash, so there's no potential for mold or other grossness.

    Promising review: "I've had this for seven months now, and I think it's still my favorite tool in my entire kitchen. I eat a ton of rice, and I love how easy this is to use and how easy it is to clean. I put in one cup of white rice and two cups of water, and microwave it for 15 minutes. It comes out consistent every time. In the past, I've cooked rice on the stove and used an electronic rice cooker, and I prefer this microwave one to both. I hated how messy cooking on the stove is, and my electric cooker got mold down inside the part that you can't wash. With this, there's no mess, and there's nowhere you can't clean or that can trap mold or bacteria. I can throw every part of it into the dishwasher after I'm done with it. It's awesome! I wish I'd had this back in college." —C. Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $34.40.

    5. A grooming glove designed with nodules on the fingers and palms so you can groom your furry family member *as you pet them* — aka two tasks in one! Do it while you're watching TV, who cares? They won't fidget or get uncomfortable, and your sofa (and clothes!) won't be constantly covered in hair.

    The glove covered in hair
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn't too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exactly right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I'm going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!" —DSP

    Get each glove from Amazon for $7.99 (available in both left-handed and right-handed versions).

    6. A quick and easy breakfast sandwich maker so you can enjoy a hot and satisfying brekkie without spend all morning doing it — or shelling out those extra bucks at your local spot. Your sandwich will be ready in just FIVE minutes, without having to break out any extra pots and pans (or even a toaster).

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    It'll cook eggs, veggies, meats, and toast up English muffins, biscuits, and even small bagels. It comes with a recipe book with ideas, and you can TOSS THE REMOVABLE PARTS IN THE DISHWASHER! Breakfast is ready in five!

    Promising review: "Easily the best purchase I made all year. It does help to let the egg cook for two minutes or so until it’s slightly firm on top so it doesn’t sink into the bread! Comes apart to clean in two seconds flat. I get up at 3:45 a.m. for work and would have laughed at the idea of making a hot breakfast before I got this. It literally takes me five minutes and I’m out the door!" —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A Dash rapid cooker that'll make whipping up nutritious hardboiled eggs less...well...hard. No watching water boil, no checking a timer every sixty seconds. Just sit back and relax until the (very loud) alarm goes off — perfect eggs are ready!

    The egg cooker in black
    Amazon

    Just fill it with water (according to your chosen level of egg doneness), add up to six eggs, and turn on. When the eggs are done, it'll automatically shut off! Yes, you can take a nap while waiting for your eggs to boil — and not worry about leaving them on too long. The removable parts are also dishwasher safe, so get ready for this to be your new lazy best friend.

    Promising review: "Oh my god how did I ever live without this thing?! It's such a time saver and seriously cute to boot! The packaging for this product is great — several informative booklets and gorgeous design all around. The product itself is tiny — about half the size of my rice cooker — and takes up no counter space at all. It almost reminds me of Japanese design, for its simplicity and efficiency. Using the product couldn't be easier. The only thing I don't like about this product is the fact that the buzzer does not stop buzzing until you attend to the cooker. So you couldn't just set it to cook and walk away to take a shower or do the laundry or whatever — you need to come back and physically turn it off, lest you and the neighbors be subjected to the drone of its alarm. BUT besides that, it does its job wonderfully! My eggs have all come out cooked just to my liking. I've only tried hard boiled, but I imagine that soft, poached, omelette, etc. all turn out just as well. It's a great little design and I'm so glad I splurged. You should too!" —Michelle Salemka

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    8. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant to remove limescale, rust, grease, and other nasty buildup so your machine runs more efficiently than ever — while you do...literally anything else.

    A before/after of a reviewer's dishwasher, dirty and stained before and shiny and new looking after
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    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 and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Promising review: "Something everyone should have and use for their dishwasher. It was recommended to me by a appliance repairman that came to the house to look at a clogged dishwasher." —Joni Cresci

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. A pair of lil' leaf scoopers to help make clearing your lawn less of a, well, chore. Reviewers swear by this for easily picking up big piles of leaves so you can drop 'em into a bag — and even use the scooper to ~compress~ the leaves to maximize space. Aaaand they'll protect your hands from holly or stinging nettles.

    Hands using the trashcan lid-like scoopers with rake teeth on the bottom to scoop leaves
    Amazon

    The jumping into the leaf pile part will be just as great though!

    Promising review: "I really like these mitts. They greatly facilitate cleaning up leaves and yard debris. They are very durable for yard work. I wouldn't use them to move gravel or rock. These mitts save time and more importantly a lot of back wrenching work. I use these too when out on yard jobs. If you have a lot of leaves or loose brush to gather these make the job a great deal easier." —Marty R

    Get them from Amazon for $12.13.

    10. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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.

    11. 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.

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    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).

    12. 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. Wayyyy faster than any other drain-clearing solution (especially calling the plumber).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    13. 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 reviewer's before/after of a callused heel and a smooth heel after use
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes — two minutes! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. A two-in-one hammock for your dog or cat to 1) help them dry off (it's made out of towel material) and 2) keep them freaking still while you cut their nails for once so you can actually get it DONE in five minutes.

    A reviewer's dachshund in the hammock with leg holes
    amazon.com

    Just hang the hammock from your shower curtain with the included hooks — the max weight is 33 pounds. I just saw a TikToker use this and say it REALLY works — when they could stop laughing, that is.

    Promising review: "This is a perfect way to do your nails on your dog. I got a size small and I have a Havanese is about 11 pounds. It took me only five minutes to cut her nails which before took me about 45 minutes. It’s very safe and secure and for a dog that gets anxiety she did not mind at all, she felt very good." —Susan Kittrell

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in three sizes and four colors).

    15. 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
    Amazon

    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. 

    16. And/or 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. And you won't feel the need to get dryer sheets anymore!

    A glass vase with the three large white wool balls
    Celsius

    Psst — if you're wondering what do do with leftover dryer sheets, they're great for keeping dust off your baseboards. Which ALSO saves you time.

    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.

    17. A microfiber cloth to remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water and in ONE swipe, so you can get to bed STAT without breaking out 1,000 different makeup removers, cleansers, etc.

    A model using the polkadot cloth to wipe makeup off
    Amazon

    And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

    Promising review: "This product... I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of make up. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, my jaw literally dropped. This is hands down my favorite make up remover at the moment. The best part is that they are reusable so you don't have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy. And honestly, four dollars? Just buy them. Trust me, you won't regret it." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.94.

    18. Or a Foreo Luna Mini 2, a silicone face-cleansing brush designed to totally remove your makeup, dirt, and oil, AAAAND gently exfoliate your skin in just 60 seconds (I know).

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed

    ^That's me! I love this handy lil' device SO much. Check out my in-depth review for all the deets!

    Promising review: "I really regretted this purchase at first, seemed like it was just a vibrator, the shape was weird considering the angles of a face, the two different sides felt the same. BUT THEN....... I dried my face with a white towel and there was not a speck of makeup left on the towel and I didn't have a drop of mascara raccoon eye look left on my face. This is the cleanest my face has ever been. I will keep using it." —hine0108

    Get it from Amazon for $119 (available in eight colors).

    19. A waterproof, smudge-resistant eyeliner stamp with two sides: a triangular stamp on one end and a felt-tip eyeliner on the other to create the perfect winged liner look in lit'rally one second. No drawing, seeing if your wings match, redrawing, cleaning up, redrawing AGAIN, and then having very sore eyelids.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Sorry, you'll have to come up with another excuse as to why you're late.

    Promising review: "I was SO SKEPTICAL that this would actually work. My jaw might have even dropped upon discovering how easy it was. A perfect wing? With minimal effort? Sold. Plus the fact that it held up throughout the day without much flaking or fading. Absolutely will be keeping this stocked in my beauty bag. Shockingly easy." —AV

    Get a two-pack from Amazon (one for your left eye, one for your right) for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

    20. A tub of extra large, heavy duty cleaning wipes to get tough jobs done in no time flat. No spraying, scrubbing, rinsing, scrubbing, and rinsing again. One wipe = the job is done. Now you get FINALLY get around to what you actually *want* to do.

    The canister of wipes, with the text "oversized, 100% solution-soaked, hand safe, vaporlock canister, durable"
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I think these wipes are made out of magic — because they can clean just about anything with very little effort! One wipe cleaned my ENTIRE BATHTUB, including the hard water buildup and some residual soap scum. The wipe stayed wet for the entire use, and there was absolutely no sweating involved. I hate cleaning but I was so pumped about the tub I took wipe #2 to my hood vent and good golly it's like it's brand new. I've told everyone I know to buy these. I know they're pricey but I swear the magic is there folks." —Jen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.94.

    21. Two pairs of "self-tying" shoelaces so you can head out the door 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 the black shoelaces — which have a tightening toggle rather than a tie
    Amazon

    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 eight colors; one size fits all).

    22. 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.

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    If you leave it in long enough, it'll even give a lavender tint, if you're into that!

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A seven-in-one Instant Pot Duo for whipping up press-the-button-and-watch-the-magic-happen dishes and meals — in much less time than a slow cooker. It can slow cook, pressure cook, make rice, sauté, make yogurt, and keep food warm. Bye-bye other appliances!

    Instant pot making mac and cheese
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Ok I will admit to being hugely skeptical of this appliance with all the folks around me talking it up so often. I just couldn't believe it was that great. I was in the market for a rice cooker and stumbled across a blog and they used the Instant Pot for cooking rice. I was intrigued and did extensive reading on this product. I decided to give it a whirl and goodness gracious I wish I had bought one sooner! I am totally in love with this and it's become my go-to kitchen appliance. I have cooked sushi rice in 4 minutes, sautéed veggies and made soup in 20 mins and cooked frozen chicken in 40 mins. Each meal has been done perfectly. I will admit to being a rather sub-par cook and this has really upped my game. I have found many recipes on Pinterest and cooking blogs. I love the fact I can put in frozen meat and have dinner on the table in less than an hour. I was forever forgetting to thaw out meat for meals and this has really saved me time and money. I find we eat in more often with this appliance because I can put yummy meals on the table much faster. I cook for a family of 3 and the 6 qt is a great size for us although I have cooked 6 chicken breasts in it with no trouble. It's easy to clean and I just hand wash." —Stacie St. Germaine

    Get a six-quart Instant Pot from Amazon for $89 (also available in three-quart and eight-quart sizes).

    Still wondering if this is right for you? Check out our Instant Pot review for an in-depth look.

    24. 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.

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    No tearing off or repurchasing lint roller sheets!

    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet-hair-free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as Christmas presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —Magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    25. A Squatty Potty for anyone who can't just SIT AROUND all day on the toilet, waiting to poop and reading the back of their shampoo bottle. You now have 20 minutes back in your day.

    The white Squatty Potty u-shaped stool in front of a toilet
    Amazon

    If you somehow still don't know what a Squatty Potty is, it's a toilet stool that keeps your feet raised while pooping. ~Going~ in this position is supposed to fully relax your Puborectalis muscle, meaning you have an easier elimination, with no straining. And if you think that's TMI, just try it and see. I run on the constipated side, and let me tell you: I...LOVE my Squatty Potty.

    Promising review: "I love Squatty Potty and you will too. It works like a charm. You will wonder how you got along without it all these years. Think 'Laundry Chute!' That's the best way I can explain it. You will have more time on your hands now, that you own a Squatty Potty. You go into the bathroom and you are out in seconds, not 10; 15; or 20 minutes as in the past. Business owners should buy these for their bathrooms, as their employees will take less time on bathroom breaks, really! In fact if the government would invest in these for every bathroom, the legislative process would even speed up. You will be glad you got one!" —campromise

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    If you want a ~prettier~ one for your bathroom, Squatty Potty also makes a teak wood version ($59.99) and a ~ghost~ clear acrylic one ($79.99) — that's the one I have!

    26. 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! Plus this smells like ~crisp linen~. Ahhhh.

    A reviewer collage of a really wrinkled blouse before, and much less wrinkled after with text "after only 10 seconds!"
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    Promising review: "HOLY SMOKES. I wasn't expecting this product to work so well. Literally 10 seconds after spraying and gently stretching as the directions suggested, this was the difference! I let it hang for another 15 mins with a subtle improvement, but the first few seconds after were mind-blowing. Highly suggest this product if wrinkled garments are planning your closet." —Desiree

    Get a pack of two bottles from Amazon for $13.94. You can also get a three-pack of travel-size bottles for on-the-go use!

    27. 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. Shaving five (ok...ten) minutes off your meal prep time? You love to see it.

    A veggie chopper filled with onions
    Amazon

    It comes with the chopper itself, a whopping EIGHT blades (three different size choppers, plus blades for julienning, slicing, grating, and regular and fine shredding), and a cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "I have a high sensitivity to raw onions, yet I use them in almost ever meal. Not only do my eyes burn and water to the point of blindness, but I sneeze excessively. I've tried all the tricks, even wearing motorcycle goggles. Nothing helps. This minimizes my onion-cutting time by 90%. It takes me less than a minute to dice rather than 10. It works for all my fruits and veggies, but has saved me from the dreaded onion. I absolutely LOVE this product." —Candace

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    28. 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 ten 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"
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    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. Its 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).

    29. A Revlon one-step drying brush reviewers swear by for cutting their dry time down to as little as five minutes. It has 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
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    Promising review: "I VERY seldom write reviews, but this product deserves recognition! I have very curly/kinky hair and never thought this product would work. Within the first ten seconds of use, I was amazed!! Seriously, my jaw was almost on the floor. It would normally take me THREE hours to blow my hair out- now, it only takes me 30-40 minutes. This product is a phenomenal investment, and the folks who created this are GENIUS!!!" —TCharriez

    Promising review: "The best thing I’ve ever bought for my hair and the only thing I’ll use on it!!! 100000000000/10 recommend this. Cuts drying/styling time down to 15 minutes. Leaves my hair shiny without any frizz as if I just straightened it. Make sure you use a heat protectant as always. Buy it!" —Tuesday Henry

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89+ (available in five colors).

    While some reviewers with curl types 4a–c like the oval brush, if you're looking for something to blow out tighter curls or coils, try the Revlon One-Step *paddle* brush, which is designed with curlier hair in mind! You can get it from Amazon for $39.99. Reviewers *also* say it's the best thing they've ever bought.

    30. 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 your polish fully set looooong before you go to bed (like, in a few minutes after applying, max!).

    The bottle and box of polish
    Amazon

    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 $6.21.

    31. A L'Oreal *eight-second* lamellar water rinse-out treatment reviewers swear by for next-level shine, softness, and just all-around "is THIS my hair?!"–ness, before you even count to 10.

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    Shine in a silicone-free product?! Dreams really do come true. Reviewers with everything from stick straight to 4C curls love this product.

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol consumption. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!! ♥️" —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    32. A mold- and mildew-removing gel, because you don't need to get your whole shower redone once this is in your life. Just squeeze out and let this non-drip gel work its magic overnight — NO s c r u b b i n g.

    A reviewer's discolored shower grout before, and after two hours of the gel sitting, with most of the black discoloration disappearing
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Didn’t think it would work, but it DID with no scrubbing!! My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower, and woke up to gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all the next morning. Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor. Bravo on a great product." —thekuan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    33. A Home Chef meal kit subscription if you simply don't have time for meal prepping, meal planning, or browsing recipes all day. To keep things super simple, the ~Fresh and Easy~ plan has meal kits with *pre-prepped*, *pre-portioned* ingredients that cook in just 15 minutes.

    Lettuce cups with cabbage and sauce
    Home Chef

    Just choose what recipes you'd like each week (you can even customize your proteins), and you'll get all the ingredients you need for each week, with handy dandy meal cards. If you don't want to go the pre-prep route, many recipes from the classic Home Chef plan are also ready in under 30 minutes! Pick your plan, any ingredients you'd like to avoid, choose between feeding 2, 4, or 6 people, and ordering anywhere from 2-6 recipes per week. Just note the minimum weekly order value is $49.95.

    Subscribe to Home Chef for $8.99+ per serving.

    34. And if you want to keep it *really* low-key, a pound (or more!) of smoked pulled pork that shows up at your door already cooked, seasoned, and sauced with a Memphis-style BBQ sauce so you can enjoy that sloooow cooked flavor — in just a few minutes. Bring on the BBQ pork nachos.

    Shredded, sauce-drizzled pulled pork
    Pig of the Month

    Promising review: "My husband had a little of everything shipped to our house. I was expecting it to be good, but wow! The pulled pork was tender and juicy, and it was bathing in a perfectly sweet BBQ sauce. A lot of times it's hard to make a meal that pleases my husband and me, but this was the perfect meal that was both hardy and easy! Also, all the meat it free-range, grass-fed, and growth hormone-free, and there's no yucky additives! This stuff is the real deal!" —Brittany Lane

    Get a pound from Pig of the Month for $21.95 (if you buy more, you get a discount!).

    Pig of the Month is a woman-owned small business — all their meats are all natural and come from free-range, antibiotic- and hormone-free farms.

    35. A ~Fasta Pasta~ cooker to make perfectly al dente pasta right in the microwave — no waiting for the pot to boil. Plus, the lid doubles as a strainer, so you really won't dirty any extra dishes!

    The rectangular pasta cooker with spaghetti inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this microwave pasta cooker at a time when I did not have a stove. Even though I have a stove now, I still use this cooker for dinner for myself sometimes because it works so well and quickly! There are lines to indicate how much water to put in the cooker versus the amount of pasta you intend to cook. The pasta comes out very soft and perfectly cooked when instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water and works very well. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who needs a fast microwave pasta cooker!" —Kelsi Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98.

    36. A pocket-sized, safer-to-use cutting tool for making small jobs (cutting tape, opening boxes) quicker and tough jobs (that clamshell packaging) faster and less frustrating. Because it's always the boxes you're the *most* excited about that are the *hardest* to open.

    A collage of images showing a hand using the rounded tool to cut packing tape, blister packaging, plastic bags, and clamshells
    Amazon

    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.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    37. A stainless-steel electric corkscrew that'll open a bottle in seconds, seriously reducing the amount of time you have to wait before having a glass of wine.

    The corkscrew
    Amazon

    It comes with a cool charging stand that glows blue, and the opener can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge.

    Promising review: "I had one of the earliest electric wine openers, but it finally gave up the ghost. Boy, am I glad now! This new one is fantastic! It's really easy to use, takes no effort — you don't have to hang onto the bottle so it doesn't spin, like my old one — and it looks attractive on the counter." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    38. Two-Minute Mornings, a journal with just a few key questions you can fill out quickly (even before you have coffee) so you can get that immediate *I just got something done* feeling — in just 120 seconds.

    Hands holding the book
    instagram.com

    The prompts encourage you to feel gratitude, let go of stressful thoughts, and set your intentions for the day.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.22 or from Bookshop for $15.59 (to support local bookstores).

    39. A nourishing blend of oils like avocado, castor, argan, and olive to promote hair growth, prevent breakage and split ends, and seal your hair — all within an episode of your favorite sitcom. That's right, just leave it in under a cap and heat for 20 minutes.

    A model with twisted hair
    Kinky Tresses

    Promising review: "This oil really surprised me. My attitude with oils was always, an oil is an oil. But there is something with this oil combination that makes a big difference in my hair. Even though it's an oil it makes my hair feel so hydrated, I can't explain it. It just works. I buy three bottles at a time now." —Candice K.

    Get it from Kinky Tresses for $12.99.

    Kinky Tresses is a Black woman–owned company that makes products for natural hair — and all of their products are nontoxic and cruelty-free. The founder is a former lab scientist, so you know you'll get ~results~.

    40. 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 or having them dance around trying to escape you.

    amazon.com

    You'll *both* be happier.

    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 minutes 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

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

    41. 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.

    Reviewer holding the stick to her forehead
    BuzzFeed / Katy Herman

    Promising review: "Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches and nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT!! I use it daily on my temples and the back of neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at start of headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune diseases that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!!" —DVS

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Check out one BuzzFeed Shopping editor's migraine stick review to learn more about why she loves this!

    42. A Remington tapered curling wand that'll heat up in 30 SECONDS and create gorgeous waves so you can head out the door in no time. ~Wave~ hello to all that morning activity time you now have.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Reviewers with straight and curly (including 4A/4B) hair love how the curls in their hair hold after using this!

    Promising review: "This curling iron is AWESOME. I have silky, baby fine hair and never has anything put a curl in it CLOSE to what this iron does. I use it on the lowest heat setting with no hairspray. I can curl my entire head in less than 10 minutes. After practicing a little, curling feels as easy and natural as twirling your hair around your fingers. It creates natural looking, spiral curls that stay for DAYS -- yes, days! -- until I wash my hair! It must be coated in some kind of unicorn dust. Be aware these curls are not like the regular curling iron curls, where you expect them to loosen through the day. The way you wrap them on the barrel is the exact diameter they will stay until you wash your hair. I bought the 1"-1/2", imagining the curls would loosen. They don't. The small barrel produces very tight spiral curls. They would be good for certain vintage looks (if you brush through) or if you just want very, very tight curls. I'm keeping this ... but I'm also ordering the 1.5" - 1", which I imagine will get 95% of my use. Don't hesitate!! This is one of the best hair purchases I've ever made! My $200 flat iron now sits lonely in my closet because I can't .. stop ... curling my hair for the first time in my life." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two sizes).

    Looking for more proof? Check out more gorge pics in our closer look at this curling iron!

    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.

    43. 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!

    Model holding the bottle of lotion in the shower
    Amazon

    It blends with the water on your skin and dries quickly so you don't have to wait around before getting dressed.

    Promising review: "I have always used and loved Jergens because it dried faster than other popular brands of lotions. When another lotion brand came out with their in-shower, rinse off lotion, I tried it and liked it — but it left my shower a horrible mess. I had to scrub my shower all the time. So this is a dream. It's the same great, fast drying lotion that I love, but it is convenient to do in the shower and it doesn't make my tub a mess to clean. I love the green tea scent. When I use it before bed, my skin is noticeably softer the next morning. And it's is 100% more convenient than applying traditional lotions OR scrubbing my tub every other day." —Bernie Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in five varieties).

    44. A HyperChiller iced beverage maker that'll cool hot drinks by up to 130 degrees in 60 seconds with zero dilution. So you can brew hot coffee, and then sixty seconds later, have a perfect iced drink ready to go!

    A hand pouring coffee from a pourover into the hyperchiller canister
    Amazon

    You can use it for anything from wine to tea to scotch, too!

    Promising review: "I took a look at this product, did some research and was skeptical. How could a coffee (beverage) chiller be worth over $30 dollars? Was it possible that this product was so revolutionary when I've been making iced coffee with two ingredients for decades? The answer is very simple: this product delivers. Simple to use. Easy to clean. It allows the novice, home barista to make a quality, undiluted cup of iced coffee. Brew your coffee using your preferred method; pour the coffee in the previously frozen HyperChiller; wait a minute or two; add whatever accompaniments your heart desires; enjoy the best damned cup of iced coffee you will ever experience from the comfort of your home." —Chuck Ghoulie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    45. An under-the-sink water filtration system, because filling...and refilling...and refilling your Brita pitcher is just so tiresome. And fun fact: This system is designed to be installed in under three minutes.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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. That image on the right? What a reviewer's filter looks like after five months of use in Houston, Texas.

    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

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    46. 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 when the urge to clean clean suddenly strikes.

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

    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

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


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