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    47 Clever Life Hack Products For People Who Already Own A Tub Shroom

    A visual grocery list, storage scrunchies, a runaway alarm clock, and 44 other products that'll make life a little easier.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pack of pocket scrunchies with space inside to hold spare keys, lipstick, cash, etc. If you've suffered through a lifetime of fake pockets on your pants and no pockets on your dresses...this accessory is here to upgrade the storage in your wardrobe.


    Promising review: "These are so cool. Tied up in your hair you can't tell it has a pocket. I got cash, chapstick, a key, and a small knife in it and still tied my hair up fine. What more could you want? I read that the zipper isn't enough to set off a metal detector. Definitely get them in black if you're trying to be discreet. I would buy again but the quality is great I bet they will last a long time. I gave a couple away to friends. They loved them." β€”Amanda

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. A visual grocery list pad with rows organized by category (i.e. what isle they should be in). This is a fool-proof system if your grocery skills are not quite up to par. Just circle what you need and you can find it at a glance!

    The colorful pad with food icons arranged in categories from fruits to pet care to deli to snacks

    There is empty space on the sides for any notes, brand favorites, etc. if you're sending someone else out to do the shopping.

    Promising review: "It really helped when we were out of a grocery item to just circle it on the list for the family, so when I ordered groceries I knew what we needed. It didn't stop the family from putting empty cartons in the refrigerator, but at least they let me know that we were out. LOL." β€”Live Laugh Love

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    3. A canvas cup holder for keeping a grip on your iced coffee when the weather is too cold to hold your beloved icy beverage.

    Dreamy Daisy

    Dreamy Daisy is a small accessory shop in Washington, D.C. Check them out for handmade canvas backpacks, spa headbands, scrunchies, and more.

    Promising review: "The product is super cute and fits cups perfectly!!! I bought this for my coworkers and now I need to order one for myself." β€”Wendy

    Get it from Dreamy Daisy on Etsy for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    4. A runaway alarm clock that'll play music and run around the bedroom until someone grabs it. This'll have you up and ~on a roll~ in plenty of time.

    Includes four AA batteries.

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing ALARM clock EVER!! I have had trouble for years waking up on time, but not any more thanks to this alarm clock!! You can't help but jump out of bed to the alien sounds and runaway movements of the clock. It's annoying at 5 a.m. BUT it does what it's supposed to do...WAKE YOU UP!! I will never live without this clock!!!" β€”MC Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in seven colors).

    5. A rechargeable light necklace you can toss on your dog to give you some peace of mind while walking around at night. This thing is especially useful if you play fetch with your dog when it's dark, or if they love running around your large yard at night. There's a reason this thing has ~glowing~ reviews!

    Chewy, Khaos

    Promising review: "Everyone should have one of these! It's great quality! I love how it alternates colors and how you can make it stick to one color. My dog loves his necklace. This is a fabulous purchase. Get one right now!" β€”Khaos

    Get it from Chewy for $14.39.

    6. A darling pig egg yolk separator for when your recipe calls for separated eggs and you don't want your meal to turn into slop.

    A pig-shaped silicone suction tool pulling up an egg yolk from a bowl

    Promising review: "I love this. It's fast, simple, easy to use, and easy to clean. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" β€”meissler

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three styles).

    7. A blow dry accelerator spray that'll drastically cut down drying time if you have thick or porous hair.


    I use this and love it! I have really fine hair but a TON of it. My hair is also really porous from years of dying it, making water absorb and stay put. Blow drying my hair has always been a time-consuming task, but this spray has easily shaved off 20 minutes of time. My stubborn hair dries far faster when I use this.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product. It shortened my drying time by 15 minutes. It also smells amazing and protects the hair! I love this product." β€”Dayna

    Get it from Aveda for $34.

    8. A drinking fountain faucet attachment sure to be loved by anyone who wants a sip of water without dirtying a whole cup and thus, washing a whole cup.

    Sink spout with water lifting into an arc for drinking

    This design only fits standard sized faucets but you can still use this even if it doesn't fit, just be sure to grab an adapter along with it.

    Promising review: "I have Parkinson's and find it difficult to handle a water glass while taking my daily pills. This little water fountain is perfect for me! It was shipped quickly and was super easy to install with no tools. The knob is easy to slide in and out to change from faucet to fountain. The water comes up high enough that I do not have to bend too far over to drink from it. It is not in the way when I wash my hands. I really am glad that I spotted this gadget." β€”Texas Grandma

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    9. A handy Souper Cubes freezer tray that'll make it ~souper~ easy to freeze notoriously hard-to-freeze things like soups and sauces. Being able to unthaw individual portions of soup has my all-too-adult heart all aflutter.


    This is BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. My freezer is so much more organized now. Gone are the days of having to defrost an entire bag of chicken broth for one cup for a recipe. I now have perfectly portioned half-cup and one-cup blocks ready to go. They fit easily in freezer bags, take up less space, and make me incredibly happy. There was a lot of attention to detail put into the design and I particularly appreciate the wire inside the rim that holds everything steady β€” no more worrying about spilling all the liquid on the way to the freezer. Just a fantastic product all around. I purchased this and a cheaper version from another manufacturer at the same time, but returned the other product. This one is definitely worth the added cost." β€”Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    10. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover, that's gonna save wine drunk you from those merlot-induced headaches.

    Reviewer image of glass of red wine with a bottle of Drop It, along with a caption explaining that it's been working

    Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you'll be g2g!

    Promising review: "For many years, I have been that friend who always says 'no thanks, I can't drink wine.' Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too β€” and so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don't have a migraine the next day. I'm so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It's easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more." β€”Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A Guac-Lock, because learning how to keep leftovers fresh is a life skill worth feeding into. Go ahead, enjoy that homemade guacamole for days on end!


    Promising review: "This thing works! This picture (on the right) is 6-day-old guacamole. It's as green and fresh as it was the day I made it! I can't believe it. Amazing." β€”Janice Hell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    12. An under-the-sink water filtration system so you can grab a glass and drink straight from the sink, knowing it's already filtered perfection.

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

    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" valves in U.S. kitchen sinks. It's designed to be installed in under three minutes.

    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 chorine 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!" β€”BJ

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

    13. An eye primer for anyone who spends way too much time on their smokey eye to have it sweat off the minute they hit the dance floor.

    Promising review: "So I use this primer for my eyeliner AND eyebrows, and it is a life-changer!!! I work jobs and a majority of the day I'm waitressing outside on the patio in the humidity. I needed something to keep my eyeliner intact so I didn't look like a raccoon by the end of my shift. It literally kept my makeup looking like I just put it on allllll day no matter how bad I sweat in the heat!!! I used it only on my eyes first just to try and I was amazed. So the next day I tried it as a primer for my eyebrows too before I filled them in and it does the same for my eyebrows! I'm in love with this product. Hopefully my picture will prove it!!" β€”Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    14. A fabric defuzzer – it's gonna clean up sweaters, sofas, and other aging fabrics that have been a real ~pill~ lately.

    A reviewer's before-and-after image of the side of their sofa. The armrest was scratched with fabric pulled and after using the defuzzer it looks brand new.

    Promising review: "I didn't think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and customer reviews and I can see why this is rated so high. Since it's so portable, I just sat on the couch and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn't for this great little gadget." β€”Paula Nelson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.53Β (available in six colors).

    15. A preserved fern ball that requires EXACTLY zero upkeep – simply hang this thing up and hang out with it forever more! Those pesky live plants you purchased didn't stand a chance.

    Round moss ball with fern leaves spreading from the top, includes hanging strings
    The Sill

    I bought this months ago because I really wanted plants in my home and REALLY wanted to not kill them. This gave me a chance to beef up the plants I have without adding in more work. I dust it every so often but other than that, it's a no-effort piece of decor that looks *stunning* 24/7. I can't rave about it enough! And have no fear for your furry friends! Even if you leave this where they can reach it, it's pet-safe!

    This WOC-owned business has really taken off since ownerΒ Eliza Blank started it in 2012. With a goal to make plants accessible to newbies and horticulturists alike, The Sill offers plants with a wide variety of needs, meaning you can find the right plant for the environment available in your home. There's even an "easy care collection" specifically for beginners.Β 

    Get it from The Sill for $75.

    16. A pack of dander reducing wipes that'll help your kitto have a clean coat without any bath time drama.

    Each pack has 50 wipes. BTW, you can also get grooming wipes from Burt's Bees for your dog.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first, but am so glad I decided to get these. Burt's Bees make excellent products. My apartment is so dry in the cold seasons, even with running multiple vaporizers. My cat was getting very bad dry skin and dander, as you can see in the first image (pictured above, left). After one use her fur is soft, silky, and the dander is so much better! This product will be a regular purchase and a must for my pets!" β€”Magpie

    Get them from Amazon for $4.11.

    17. A shirt folder so you can have a dresser full of perfectly crisp and beautifully folded shirts in a matter of minutes.,

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' when I opened the box and wasn't too convinced by the way it looked. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat, and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. It's a must try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes." β€”Jesus Antonio Vedia

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

    18. A set of decibel-reducing, noise-canceling earplugs designed to keep your ears safe and clear out any sound around you. These work much better than foam ear plugs *and* they're reusable!

    Packaging and carrying case with four clear earbuds in front

    Sure, you could also save your foam ones. But these ones are actually worth keeping around.

    Promising Review: "I struggle with PTSD and am hyper-sensitive to sound, making everyday outings (such as going to the grocery store) a challenge. I have bought at least a dozen different kinds of earplugs. Some block out too much noise, others not enough, and most are only comfortable to wear for an hour or less. These are hands down the BEST ear plugs I have ever purchased. They a discreet, easy to insert and remove, easy to clean, and most important, they are comfortable. They come with three different sized tips to attach. This works perfect for me, as one ear requires a smaller size than the other. They fit a bit like earbuds, but are much more comfortable. I can wear them for hours and they don't hurt my ears at all. They block out just the right amount of background noise, but I can still hear well enough to not be startled by someone walking up beside me. I don't know exactly how to quantify the difference, but I would say, things sound half as loud (both for background noise, and when people are speaking to you). They have given me the freedom to be in public places without feeling overwhelmed by everyday sounds." β€”Anne G

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

    19. A pack of spin hair pins that'll hold your hair tight no matter how much you move, saving you from having to readjust your 'do in the middle of the day.


    One of these coils is as strong as TWENTY standard hair pins. Bad hair days are officially extinct.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." β€”Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.59.

    20. A pair of Sock Ons you can place over your baby's socks to keep them on your kid's feet when they start developing those darn fine motor skills.

    several babies wearing socks and diapers. one is unsuccessfully trying to remove a sock that has the product covering it.

    Promising review: "My baby is a Houdini when it comes to losing socks. These keep the socks on longer then anything else. She can only get them off if she concentrates for a long time, and being 11 months old, that rarely happens. These have been a lifesaver during this Midwest winter!" β€”Beth

    Get them from Amazon for $9.20Β (available in 0-6 months and 6-12 months and in five colors).

    21. A DIY kitty corner you might as well purchase soon, considering your dog *still* thinks the cat's litter box is an afternoon snack. Make this clever door adjustment and Fluffy will be able to poop in peace.


    Promising review: "I installed this door a couple weeks ago. I love it! I can finally close my bedroom door at night. My kitty took to it right away and she can go in and out as she pleases." β€”Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    22. A diaper wipe warmer that'll be soothing on your baby during nighttime diaper changes, because cold wipes could wake them up in the dead of the night...when you're already dead tired.

    white container with clear window showing how many wipes are left. it is open with one wipe standing out.

    Promising review: "I have one in the nursery and in the living room! This is the best warmer for your money. It keeps my baby's bottom happy. He used to, and still will scream, at cold wipes. He hates cold wipes, so this is a mini miracle for us! It keeps the wipes wet and lukewarm! We keep them plugged always. The baby is two months old and they have been plugged in since, not a single problem! I recommend this." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.44.

    23. A laser leveler with one 360-degree horizontal beam and one 140-degree vertical beam to guarantee your taxidermy collection looks its very best. Oh wait, you don't have one of those? You're missing out.,

    Promising review: "This laser is a fantastic addition to the product line as it combines a VERY BRIGHT and VISIBLE green laser for both 360-degree horizontal, another vertical laser line that can provide you with a true and accurate 90-degree line, as well as a RED laser plumb dot! This is one of the most useful lasers I have ever come across! Having a contrast between the red and the green laser gives you easily readable reference lines and points. This unit is an excellent deal and would rival lasers eight to 10 times its price. Finally, the unit has a metal cover providing extra protection for the 360-degree horizontal laser against possible bumps. If you want a great laser β€” JUST BUY IT! You won’t be disappointed!" β€”Rob H.

    Get it from Amazon for $109.99.

    24. A flameless plasma arc lighter with an extended handle that's sure to make lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces far easier. This really is the perfect ~match~ for anyone who always needs a little light.

    A person lighting several tall candles with the plasma arch

    Promising review: "I love this lighter and will buy it as a gift for MANY MANY people. What a fabulous gift this makes with a small candle and a special message! I keep two of them at home in different parts of the house. Just using it is FUN! The packaging is classy/classic and amazing. The shipping was prompt and the lighters arrived in perfect condition for my use. You will NOT be disappointed." β€”Sbarabara

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    25. A wrinkle-eliminating spray that'll also work as a static and odor remover, refreshing your fabrics and making wrinkle-free clothes a simple spray away.

    This spray is amazing if you're the kind of person who never pulls the laundry out of the dryer immediately after it's done. Spray this on, lay your clothing out for a few minutes, and it'll be wrinkle free! This also eliminates odors and static.

    Promising review: "I purchased this because my husband does our laundry and he has no concept of taking our clothes out of the dryer before wrinkles set in. I was skeptical about it at first, but it actually works! I used it on a t-shirt and boom, the wrinkles came out." β€”Kindle Customer Jackie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    26. A set of fiberglass chopsticks that are dishwasher-safe and made with a no-slip design, so you can eat noodles without tasty bites slipping and sliding before they make it into your mouth.

    Glass noodles held up with chop sticks

    These also work great with hot foods, i.e. they won't get too hot when hanging out in a steaming bowl of broth.

    Promising review: "This is a quality set of chopsticks! The fiberglass is heavier than standard wood ones (obviously), but they are still easy to use. They don't feel that heavy in the hand. The tips are textured slightly for a better grip on food; this is really great with noodles. The top has a pretty design. I haven't had them very long, but they seem durable and relatively scratch resistant. They clean easily with soap and warm water (they're also dishwasher-friendly). I was looking for an affordable, re-useable set and originally considering stainless steel ones. But based on a number of reviews stating that the material on some wasn't true stainless steel, or they're too heavy, or they get too hot if left in a bowl, I ultimately went with this set. I'm very glad I did!" β€”nhcabin

    Get a box of 10 pairs from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A ball cap cage sure to make washing your hats and baseball caps (while keeping their shape!) easy as ever. There's no striking out with this system. Seriously.


    This is also a really useful tool if you're planning to pack hats on vacation!

    Promising review: "This arrived on time and undamaged. It looks just like the photo and works as described. It fits well in the dishwasher and is unaffected by the heat. I have tried it on several hats already and I am very satisfied with the results. It's simple and works well. The dirt and sweat smells are gone. I purchased it through Amazon Prime at a great price and would recommend it to anyone." β€”AT-AT RIG

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    28. A roll of faux ivy you can easily attach to wire fencing, railing, or a trellis to add a lush look to your yard β€” no gardening skills needed.,

    Promising review: "This is the second privacy screen I've purchased from Amazon. I have an area in my garden visible from the street. The screen hides all my gardening stuff (i.e. wheelbarrow, buckets, etc.). It truly looks like the real deal!!!" β€”soooz

    Get a 94-inch x 39-inch roll from Amazon for $49.99.

    29. Acorns, an app that'll help make investing money seriously simple. This'll put spare change from everyday purchases toward stock portfolios, so you can watch your investments grow without any of the work. Somehow "investments" are a thing you have now. Nice.

    A phone screen showing the Acorns app, which specifies money for investing, spending, and earnings offers

    This even features stores and companies β€”Β like Walmart, GrubHub, and Nike β€” that will give you a percentage back from what you spend, specifically so you can invest it.

    Promising review: "For those new to investing, Acorns is a great app. Just answer a few questions about how you want your portfolio to look β€” then the app does the hard work for you, and you'll get to watch your money grow over time! You can turn on a feature called 'round up,' which allows you to round all your purchase amounts up to the nearest dollar. Then, the difference is invested for you." β€”kats469b4463f

    Get the app from Acorns for $3/month.

    30. A cushion support – they're gonna bring life back into the sofa you've been living on the last year. Slouchy cushions are about to be a thing of the past!,

    Think of this as a thick foam insert you can place on the bottom of your cushions to plump them up. Your couch will feel super comfy and look brand-new.

    Promising review: "We have 10-year-old $6,000 Ethan Allen sofas. This product saved us from buying a new sofa!! These absolutely restored my cushions to new! This may seem a little expensive but versus the cost of reupholstered or new, it's worth every penny." β€”JBlack

    Get them on Amazon for $33.99+ per panel (available in four sizes; each panel fits one cushion).

    31. A garlic rocker that'll, ahem, rock your world. This tool is so much easier to use/clean than a traditional garlic press. It's fast and efficient, so you can cook with even more garlic! Your breath is about to be impressively pungent.

    Rolling grated rocker crushing garlic

    I cook with a shocking amount of garlic and I always hated dealing with my old garlic press. This one-piece solution is SO much better than the old school tool! You simply place your peeled garlic under and rock at an angle, it minces just the same. This also comes with a (TBH very cute) scraper *and* a silicone sleeve that'll help you peel your cloves in an instant.

    Promising review: "I like garlic very much, so I use this garlic press every day. It works very well, is easy to use, and easy to clean. Compared with the garlic press I used before, this is more labor-saving and comfortable." β€”Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in two colors).

    32. A fence window for dogs who take their neighborhood watch shifts very seriously. Put this in your fence so they can keep an eye on everything that's going on in the front yard while you're out.,

    This includes everything you need to secure the window and it takes about 15 minutes to set up. All you'll need is a drill/driver, crescent wrench, and a pencil.

    Promising review: "Our dogs love it! Our old fence had gaps for them to see who was I the driveway, but with the new one, no gaps. The doggie windows allow them to see who is pulling up again! Each one took about 10–15 minutes to install. We just used the black ring to trace the inner circle, cut with a jigsaw, marked the holes for the bolts and pre-drill, and used a 10-mm wrench to tighten, not too tight to crack ring or globe plastic. Now they can see us again!" β€”Summers

    Get it on sale from Amazon for $28.98.

    33. A washable sponge – it's gonna be a game changer in your kitchen. Replace your yucky, disposable sponges with *one* of these reusable picks and simply wash it when it gets gross. You're about to save money aaand add an earth-friendly option to your dishwashing routine.

    A sponge with a floral design and mesh overlay sits in a wooden bowl
    Marley's Monsters

    Marley's Monsters is an eco-friendly essentials shop in Eugene Oregon. Owner Sarah Dooley has products ranging from reusable "paper" towels to coffee filters to bowl covers...and that's just a handful of the kitchen products! There are also finds for bath and body, baby, and the home.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this sponge. I love that it's reusable and it does a better job of cleaning pots and pans than a disposable sponge." β€”Kristina Babinski

    Get it from Marley's Monsters for $12Β (available in four colors).

    34. A moisture meter you just place deep down into the soil to know exactly how much water your plant is getting. Under- and overwatering is a thing of the past, people!, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I love having this tool in my home! I jumped on the 2020 plant trend fast and have filled my home with tons of botanicals (that all have different watering schedules). The meter tells you if a plant is being over-watered or under-watered right down to the root, which is very necessary for a plant parent (who used to be a plant murderer) like myself.

    Promising review: "This item is great. I can check how wet my plants are down where the roots are. So no more over watering! It is very accurate. This works great!!" β€”Terri Carlson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).

    35. A six-port outlet that SWIVELS, meaning you can actually use the outlet behind your sofa! Which is great news when everything you own seems to need an outlet these days.


    This even has two USB ports. Bless.

    Promising review: "The swivel feature on this outlet extender is pretty cool. In addition to increasing the number of outlets (six instead of the usual two), the rotating sockets allow you to plug things into tight spaces. There are others just as good for that purpose for less, but this one is more versatile. I also love that it has a built-in surge protector and green and red lights let you know the status." β€”Cat Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $18.93.

    36. A bottle of white touch-up paint that'll soothe your soul if that one scuff mark on your wall has been MOCKING you for weeks now. Yes, trying to put up a shelf on your own ended in disaster. Thank you for reminding me, scuff mark!,

    Promising review: "I decided to try this to cover up some of the chips of missing paint in my kitchen. It works perfectly. The bottle is a little bigger than a tube of Whiteout, but it's going to last me a long time. The paint went on smoothly and dried quickly. I am very happy with this product." β€”JMar

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

    37. A stainless-steel "soap" that's gonna rid your hands of the pungent smell of garlic.

    metal shaped like soap bar

    Promising review: "This little bar of 'soap' does exactly what it is intended to do. Do you have a sponge or rag that has that.....odor? Simply wash your hands under the sink with this little guy and suddenly, your hands smell like hands again. I've used it after handling several smelly items that have a tendency to make an odor stick with you. It's worked consistently every time." β€”Jeremy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five styles).

    38. A bottle of Goo Gone Adhesive Remover sure to rid surfaces of those sticky, gross, and stubborn residues you've honestly just grown to accept as part of your appliances at this point. It's time to solve that problem.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to remove stubborn warning stickers on my furniture. A friend originally recommended it to me, and it works perfectly. No stains and the goo be gone, yo. 10/10." β€”James

    Get it from Amazon for $7.48.

    39. A bag cinch – spending the time untwisting and re-twisting bread ties is simply not necessary. It's time to keep your bread fresh with a clip-on solution instead.

    the big cinch being used to close a bag of bread

    Promising review: "These have to be among the most useful gadgets in my kitchen and we use them constantly for open loaves of bread, crackers, rice, and many other types of packaging where you need a secure hold. I no longer save twist ties, those funny square plastic thingies that come with so much packaging. I have ordered additional ones since the kitchen is not the only place I have found them useful." β€”Connie of GA

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    40. A no-glue privacy window film so you can still enjoy the sun without neighbors seeing through your first-floor windows. Not only does this let the sun in, but this particular design projects rainbows into your home when the light hits it just right!,

    Promising review: "My kitchen window is on the sidewalk near the community mailboxes. Lots of people walking by. I loathe mini blinds that collect dust and grease, especially since the stove is next to the window. Curtains are better, but still collect cooking smells and grease particles. I installed this in about 10 minutes. It lets in light, but hides me from nosy people." β€”Gayle Smith

    Read our full write-up of the window film.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in six sizes).

    41. A set of wad-free pads for keeping your bedsheets from tangling in the wash. Get this and keep those laundry clods from wasting precious drying time!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. And 5% of profits are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" β€”katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    42. A door draft stopper sure to be a great choice if the gap under your door already has plans to suck all your heat out into the unworthy hallway this winter.,

    This is also great for noise reduction and preventing some critters and creepy crawlies from making their way in.

    Promising review: "So easy to set up! All you do is peel tape and adhere to a CLEAN and DRY door. Also looks great, I don't even notice it. I had a huge gap under my door. I could smell and hear everything from the hallway. Smells, drafts, and sound all are less of an issue now." β€”Brit B.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four colors).

    43. A set of thick velvet slip covers for turning your hand-me-down furniture into a piece worthy of your Instagram persona's perfect aesthetic.

    FYI, each piece has straps to make sure they don't slip around when you sit.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." β€”Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $35.26+ (available in 10 colors).

    44. A raised cedar garden bed that'll help plants grow weed-free. All you have to do is pour nutrient-rich soil on top. Gift this to your garden-loving in-laws and maybe you'll finally start to ~grow~ on them.

    The wooden garden bed
    NaturesSquares / Etsy

    This is a great stop if you're looking to support WOC-owned small businesses! Owner Leslie Perry specializes in handmade garden beds of various sizes. BTW, this shop is based in Smyrna, Georgia.

    Get a 3'x1'x1' cedar garden bed from NaturesSquares on Etsy for $130.

    45. A splurge-worthy Samsung Frame for those of us who don't want quality wall space taken over by a big blank screen. With this, you just happen to get a luxury television while you're at it.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "This is a brilliant TV! It looks great in art mode. If your primary goal is to have the TV look less like a TV, I think you’ll be pleased with this one. There are some reviews that point out some downsides (like a small amount of local storage), but I’ve had no problems. The pictures make the screen look brighter than it is but with the right pictures, it looks matte and brilliant in art mode; like a framed print." β€”N B

    Get it from Amazon for $597.98+ (available in four colors and six sizes).

    46. A genius tofu press so you can efficiently drain tofu to get the perfect texture and taste, mess not included.

    Tofu being pressed inside plastic container

    BTW locals, TofuBud is based in San Fransisco!

    Promising review: "I was resistant to getting a tofu press. Another kitchen gadget! But this little guy does not disappoint. It saves time and is clean, fast, and easy. I thought I would want something made of wood or metal β€” but really this is just the thing. It’s cute, rinses out licketty split, and gets the job done without messing up towels or having to boil off extra water. My countertop stays clean. I’ve been a vegetarian all my life and this little gadget is already indispensable." β€”Maria Lewis

    Get it on sale from TofuBud for $29.95 (originallyΒ $35.95).

    47. And finally, a set of carriage door magnets β€” throw these snazzy things on your garage and you're gonna make your sedan feel sensational every time you pull into the driveway.


    Promising review: "These really dressed up our garage door!!!! UPDATE!! It has been almost a year since I purchased these. They have faded ever so slightly but still hold on to the metal of the garage door and have not cracked with the cold of winter or heat of summer. Very pleased!!!" β€”Robert R

    Get a set of four hinges and two handles on Amazon for $17 (available in five kit sizes).

    When I realize how long I've been living life without these products:


    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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