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    Updated on May 16, 2019. Posted on Mar 26, 2019

    24 Things That'll Do Jobs You Didn't Know Needed To Be Done

    These products will help you solve everyday and not-so-everyday struggles.

    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 visual timer for anyone who knows that ~the clock is ticking~ on developing better time management habits.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "As an adult with ADD, I keep this at my side throughout the day. It helps me conceptualize time in a way that no other gadget ever has. Using it keeps me on track and on time better than a clock, better than an alarm or stopwatch, better than anything! I love that it makes not one sound except for a tiny beep when the time is up, because that way I can keep it by my computer as I'm working and it doesn't distract me." —M. Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    2. An inflatable travel pillow designed to help side sleepers finally get some comfortable shut-eye on a flight.

    Amazon

    No more adjusting those awkward neck pillows!

    Promising review: "I have tried several different travel pillows and this unusual style actually works. I read the reviews and decided to give it a try even though I have never seen anyone else use one on a plane. It was more comfortable than I expected and I was able to sleep without getting a terrible pain in my neck. I wore it in the position around my back like a guitar and it worked. I also like that you can adjust the amount of air in the pillow for just the right amount of support in any position." —LJD

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in four colors).

    3. Or a wet head pillow case with a soft cotton side and an absorbent microfiber side that'll protect your pillow when you go to bed with wet hair.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have very fine and wispy naturally curly hair. I don’t want to have to spend an hour or more styling and drying my hair in the morning and I definitely don’t like soggy pillows, so this pillowcase is great for me. I can go to bed with my hair wet and wake up with my hair dry (most of the time). It also keeps my pillow from getting discolored (ew). Overall, a good purchase." —Conscientious Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    4. A set of adjustable stainless steel collar stays designed to keep your collar on point no matter how worn out your (only) dress shirt gets.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are so nice!! My husband loves them. They are sturdy and adjustable. I accidentally washed them once and they held up well. You pretty much won't have to buy collar stays ever again." —Jennifer Moss

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.95.

    5. A pair of soft silicone earring backs so you can fall asleep without your earrings stabbing your neck all night.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Right now these are in my second piercing and they are really comfortable. I'm not getting poked in the head by all the posts back there. These also feel very secure. I'm sick of losing expensive earrings, so several pairs have just been sitting in the jewelry box. Now I can finally wear them without constantly checking to make sure they're still in my ears. I wear my earrings 24/7, in the shower, in bed, I never take them out (except to change them when the mood strikes) so I needed a way to be comfortable and confident that they wouldn't fall out. I am very happy with my purchase and will likely buy more." —jungchup

    Get them from Amazon for $6.97.

    6. A nail biting polish that'll taste terrible but keep your chompers off your pretty nails.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff seriously works. As a lifelong nail biter, I decided on my thirtieth birthday that I needed to finally put my bad habit to rest. I ordered this product and applied it to my nails before bed (as recommended). This polish tastes terrible and it will even leave its trace on your lips if you even touch your mouth. After just about three weeks now, I am happy to report that I don't even think about biting my nails. My fingernails have grown to a nice length. Now, instead of hiding my short nails out of embarrassment, I spend time making them look nice with pretty nail polish. This product is the best. I am forever grateful." —Woah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    7. A pack of envelope moisteners that are gonna save your tongue from certain doom when the pile of wedding/graduation/baby announcements makes your counter look like a part of the post office.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Nobody should ever have to lick anything that they don't want to. That is why these envelope moisteners are the best. I don't have to worry about dying like that lady in the Seinfeld episode." —Newport Biodiesel

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.48.

    8. A pack of four inflatable hangers that'll pack easily and keep your clothes hung up and wrinkle-free when you travel (the wide design also makes hang drying clothes much faster).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you'll need to wash out a shirt on your travels, this will allow it dry faster than line drying, as the inflated form keeps the wet sides separate." —A reader

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $17.99.

    9. A bed rail bumper for toddlers who toss and turn in the night (falling on the floor is way worse than any monster under the bed).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I needed a bed rail for my toddler when we converted her crib to a toddler bed, but did not want the traditional bed rail. This bed rail bumper is perfect. It is high enough to keep her in her bed, very soft, and fits perfectly on her converted crib-to-toddler bed." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $24.92.

    10. A pack of stainless steel straws you can throw in your bag and carry with you anywhere. Eco-friendly drinking is just a sip away!

    Amazon

    This includes four bent straws, two straight, and two cleaning brushes.

    Promising review: "I got these straws because I love drinking soda out of a can through a straw and instead of buying cheap plastic straws that end up in the garbage immediately, I picked up these. They are truly stainless steel that’ll last a lifetime. They have a good draw and rinse clean in two seconds. Great investment!" —J. Lepine

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.99 (available in five colors).

    11. A tub jet cleaner, because jets only feel good when you remember to clean the thing that's keeping you clean.

    Amazon

    A bath full of jet gunk is one of the seven levels of hell. I checked.

    Promising review: "I was considering just closing off the jets in my tub because I never could get the 'gunk' out. It had never really been cleaned before from the inside. This stuff is AWESOME. I did two runs because I'd never done it before. The first run really did it, the second got just a little more out. Wow. I'm so impressed! I can use my jets again!" —Angela B.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    12. A grocery stroller that can carry your groceries with ease, even if you use public transportation.

    Amazon

    Your aching forearms deserve it.

    Promising review: "This is an excellent cart for public transit users because it's compact and light. It can hold two very full paper grocery bags and it would easily hold a couple loads of laundry. There's a lot to love about this thing. It folds up small, the large wheels are great for uneven pavement or hauling up stairs, the padded handle makes it comfortable to push and pull, it stands on its own with the dolly folded down, I appreciate the additional pockets, and I like the fact that the bag can come off to use the cart as a regular dolly. All in all, I'm thrilled with this purchase." —Jenny Jupiter

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in 36 colors).

    13. A bug vacuum with a long arm, keeping you far from the bugs themselves as you suck them up and out of your life. Everything's better when you don't have to approach to encroach on a roach.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you're seriously grossed out and terrified by bugs, here at last is the secret weapon you NEED. You cock it, hold the business end near the bug, and push the red button. Voila, the bug is sucked into a plastic chamber in a microsecond. The bug isn't even injured, just confined, so if you're feeling tenderhearted you can take it outdoors and release it. The bug cannot escape, even if you use it again immediately. I can say honestly that my quality of life has improved since I've had this. I no longer feel distress (or panic!) when I see a wasp or stinkbug. It even works on flies if you're fast on the trigger. What a great product!" —Calli

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95.

    14. A pack of six cable clips that'll keep your car (or desk or bedside table) organized and mess free, satisfying anyone whose unruly electronics have really struck a ~cord~.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase of these clips for use in my vehicles and I am very, very pleased with them. Their self-stick backs stick well to areas where I have had difficulties previously. When I have had to remove them, the self-stick stays behind and has been easy to remove rolling it with my thumb without damaging the surface. I have been using them to hold my USB cables when not in use and it makes it very easy to grab the respective cable. I would highly recommend them." —Mike Callery

    Get them from Amazon for $5.87.

    15. A set of bedsheet fasteners that are sure to keep your sheets tucked in place as well as your grandfather's favorite pair of pants.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! They're the kind of thing you'll never know how you lived without before." —LinseyB

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. A drip stopper that'll fit on most detergent bottles so that cleaning your clothes doesn't become a big mess.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the answer to a prayer! My mom suffered a stroke and no longer has the use of one arm, which makes tasks such as pouring laundry detergent very difficult! Now she just puts the cup on this holder and presses the button with her good hand! It's also fabulous at stopping the drips!" —Tilara

    Get it from Amazon for $10.40.

    17. A can crusher – it's gonna help you save recycling space and seriously satisfy you when you're in the mood to just destroy something.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I mounted this to the side of my kitchen island and now all cans get smashed and put into the recycle bin fast! I have not had any problems with this item. It appears sturdy and well made. It does exactly what it's made to do with no issues." —NK

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    18. An ingrown toenail treatment that's sure to save you tons of money and help you skip the painful walk to the doctor's office when your toe already hurts a ton.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "My pictures (above) show how it looked on 8/11/2018 and how it looks today 9/6/2018. I couldn’t be happier! To the naysayer I'll tell you that I didn’t believe it either, my toenail on my right foot looked like an inverted taco shell and it’s now almost normal looking. The pain level of using this is far less than an ingrown toenail. There were times I felt some discomfort, but I could tell after a week it was improving and it finally looks so good again. If you’re in pain and reading this review then you are right where I was a month ago, order it." —Frank Menz

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99.

    19. A coupon organizer for anyone with a type-A personality and a hankering for 37% off on six bags of potato chips.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I think this one does an excellent job. It holds bigger coupons with no problem. The divider cards are laminated and there are 24 preprinted labels along with a lot of blanks (which I needed; there's no label for 'frozen' or 'health'). It's sturdy and functional. A good buy." —Donna Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. An elevated cutlery organizer with a stacked design that's sure to save you drawer space.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to about using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    21. A portable bag hanger so you can have a place to hang your bag anywhere you hang out.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE this. I can get my purse off my lap or the floor and hang it from just about anything, a table, rail, fence or at the movies from the cup holder. I have already given them to several friends. My husband has a silver one on his backpack, it’s great at the airport when the bathrooms don’t have a hook on the door. This thing is awesome!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in six colors).

    22. A hair perfume — putting perfume on your hair gives the aroma a better chance of lasting all day, through sweat or shine, no matter how muggy it gets out there.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is the best hair fragrance spray you can buy. I have tried a few brands and trust me, this stuff ROCKS! I get soo many compliments on my hair when hugging family and friends! I will be using this for as long as they sell it!!" —Leah Robbins

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    23. An automatic cat feeder to keep your pet's food fresh and to make sure each kitto is getting the right amount of food in a multi-cat home.

    Amazon

    This works with your cat's existing microchip or with the RFID collar tag provided. It helps control portion size, prevents cats from eating each others' food, and keeps food fresh longer. It has a six month battery life and uses four C batteries (not included).

    Promising review: "I purchased these feeders so that I could differentiate the diets of my cats. My overweight girl got up to 14 pounds because she snacked on everyone else's food. I worried that my senior cat wasn't getting enough nutrition. The overweight cat is losing weight, and my senior is doing really well on her special diet. The bowls are easy to program and use, and I even did the microchipping myself. I'm not crazy about the spaceship looking design, but I appreciate how well they are working." —gaillardia

    Get it from Amazon for $150.50.

    24. And a bobby pin storage necklace for those ~hairy~ situations when your 'do needs help at a moment's notice.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I bought one of these for myself and one for my sister, as both of our daughters are baton twirlers. Often, between practicing and performing/competing, their hair comes a little out of place, or we have to reinforce a headpiece, and I have to dig through the bag for a couple of bobby pins —so when I saw this necklace, I thought, eureka! I'll definitely be using mine often this spring and summer. The necklace is a little long, but I can always put the pendant on another chain — though as it is, it allows me to layer other necklaces with it." —Twirl Mom

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $40 (available in two colors).

    Now go and enjoy the praise you'll get when this stuff makes you the go-to friend for solving odd jobs.

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