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    39 Things Under $20 That Mean Business

    For these products, the effective, efficient, inexpensive venn diagram is a circle.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 scent-free, biodegradable odor eliminator for those stinks you didn't think you'd ever smell the end of. It bonds with ~odor molecules~ to get rid of the stink, without leaving any perfume-y smells behind.

    Three bottles of the odor remover

    2. A two-pack of mint-flavored 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.

    A reviewer's teeth in a before/after: yellower on top and whiter on the bottom

    3. A mini-size bottle of Milk's Hydro Grip primer, because as the name suggests it holds fast to your makeup all day long *while* keeping your skin hydrated and radiant, thanks to a blend of blue agave extract, cannabis seed extract, and aloe water. You've seen it on TikTok, so it's time to give it a try.

    Three photos of a model in makeup to show how the primer makes it last: in the morning, midday, and after 12 hours

    4. A completely reusable sponge (run it through the washing machine or dishwasher for cleaning) made from terry cloth on one side, cotton flannel on the other, and polyester mesh for a super effective clean that's also better for the earth.

    Three sponges in different prints

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

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

    6. A pack of comforting heating pads made with ~botanicals~ when those annoying cramps kick in and you can't kick back with a hot water bottle (or overheating laptop). These should help!

    The card-sized heating pad, held by a model

    7. 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.

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

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

    A reviewer's TV: hazier and too bright in some places before, and sharper and clearer with the backlighting after

    9. An ~enjoy-a-bowl~, a genius two-bowl system for picky dogs and cats. Put their fave food in the lower bowl, the food they need to eat in the upper bowl, and the aroma will waft up and help them enjoy their dinner more!

    Bacon in the lower bowl, topped with a plate with holes to let the smell rise, and kibble in the top bowl

    10. 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.

    11. A silicone earbud organizer that'll end the nightmare of tangled cords once and for all, keeping your end table more organized and helping the wires last longer.

    The teal organizer with cord wrapped around it and a band to secure in place

    12. A pomegranate de-seeder to keep you from splurging on prepared fruit — just pop the cut-in-half pomegranate on top, and tap with a spoon until every seed comes out. Your favorite superfood is ready to eat, and you didn't even have to get super annoyed.

    13. A super-speedy wine stain remover so you can quickly undo your roommate's sloshing all over your pristine white couch and carpet, without losing your ~temper-nillo~.

    A before/after of a red wine stain being removed from a white fuzzy blanket

    14. A five-piece set of rose gold makeup brushes with super soft, densely packed synthetic hair for seamless application and blending. Plus, they'll look gorgeous displayed on your vanity.

    The set of oval brushes with black handles in various sizes

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

    A sandwich in the bag in the toaster

    16. A body brush you can use dry or wet with a mix of soft, sturdy bristles and massaging nodules to banish dry and dead skin cells, help increase circulation, and make your skin G L O W.

    A reviewer holding the round brush with a mix of bristles and silicone massagers

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

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

    18. 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 it back to its former glory!

    A before/after of a knit showing all the pills removed

    19. An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for polishing up your new-ish or decades-old precious stones. AKA spend less than $7 now and make your diamond look like it cost twice as much.

    An emerald diamond ring before/after to show how much more sparkly and less cloudy it is

    20. A tube of Glossier's Boy Brow eyebrow gel to make thickening, filling in, and grooming your brows easier than ever — the tinted gel formula and mascara-like wand do it all with just one swipe!

    21. A pack of waterproof blister bandages so you can break in any shoes without stress. They thick enough to protect and prevent blisters (like moleskin), but also made of hydrocolloid to treat any existing blisters while you wear 'em.

    The packet of bandages with the three sizes: long and narrow, round with side strips, and oval

    22. Versed's Just Breathe clarifying serum, which works to de-congest pores, control excess sebum production, and reduce inflammation (thanks, niacinamide, zinc, and willow bark extract!). Pro tip: apply to your skin while still damp for better absorption.

    The dropper-style bottle of serum

    23. A Yeti lowball tumbler to stylishly keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold (no more diluted ice water whiskey) for way longer while hanging in your backyard.

    A model holding the black and stainless lowball

    24. A bottle of spray adhesive for all your crafting needs or your kids' art projects (looking at you, poster board that has to be bought at 9 p.m. the night before it's due). One quick spray is all you need for effortless securing — you can even reposition before it's dry.

    The bottle of elmer's spray adhesive

    25. A Vivienne Sabó mascara reviewers swear by to majorly lengthen and thicken their lashes. When someone asks you what mascara you use, you can just say "Oh, it's French."

    26. A pack of peppermint and eucalyptus oil shower steamers to help open up your sinuses (those spring allergies...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

    27. A stainless-steel, dishwasher-safe ice cream scoop with a ~chiseled edge~ and ergonomic grip to make dishing up a sundae feel less like arm day at the gym.

    The scooper with a bowl of ice cream

    28. 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.

    A reviewer's black suede boots: the left covered in light brown dirt, the right completely clean and new-looking

    29. A bottle of Ecoslay's Orange Marmalade, a curl definer *handmade* in one of the founders' kitchens, so it may take a while to arrive, but the results will be worth it.

    The pump bottle

    30. A to-do list notepad for keeping track of your most important tasks, meetings, and habits and check them off in the most satisfying way.

    The notepad that says You've Got This on top

    31. CeraVe's moisturizing cream to keep your skin from ~flaking~ on you, helping restore your skin's barrier to lock in moisture *without* ever turning greasy or oily.

    A reviewer's before/after showing the flaking around their mouth go away

    32. A storage lid organizer you'll wish you bought years and years (and years) ago. It'll end the nightmare of trying to figure out which lid belongs to which container (or losing a lid...sigh) and put a stop to the cascade of containers that rains on your head when trying to find the right size. Virgos, rejoice!

    Lids organized in different sizes, in different sections of the trey

    33. A pair of moisturizing socks with a gel lining made of shea butter, aloe vera, and vitamin E to hydrate cracked and dry winter feet — and the individual toes ensure every inch gets the full spa treatment.

    A reviewer's feet in the blue toe socks

    34. A draft stopper you can easily install (just peel and stick!) on your door to keep your home the temperature you *want* to to be, whether you're keeping the AC in during the summer or the cold out during the winter.

    The stopper on a door (matching the paint color in white)

    35. Slip-on knit sneaks that'll let you be ~flexible~ enough to stay comfy *and* stylish at the same time. Miracles happen, once in a while.

    The black sneakers with white soles

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

    The dryer balls with different colors of thread

    37. A spiral-bound password notebook with plenty of lines for each website for when you've added exclamation points and numbers since last time you logged in... but where?

    the notebook with sections for the website, username, passwords, and notes

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

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

    39. A Schick touch up razor to shape your eyebrows, remove peach fuzz hairs *and* dermaplane your skin, gently exfoliating and removing dead skin.