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    28 Products That'll Do Jobs You Didn't Even Know Needed To Be Done

    Furniture socks, pill-sized lipstick, a butter cap, and 25 other things that'll solve everyday (and not so everyday) problems.

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    1. A water-resistant blanket tote so a little damp grass doesn't rain on your parade (or picnic, concert, soccer game, etc.).

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    Promising review: "This is a nice, lightweight blanket for picnicking or camping. We actually took it backpacking this summer because it's nice to have something to lay out on while cooking or playing games. It worked really well. The waterproof side prevented dampness, debris, and sap from getting all over us." —Brianna

    Get it from Amazon for $17.98.

    2. A butter cap sure to be a ~dairy~ great way to keep your tasty Land O' Lakes fresh.

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    Promising review: "This was a great buy! I don't use sticks of butter or margarine regularly, so when I just need a few tablespoons, I usually had to open up a whole stick because the old one that had been opened got gross. This has saved me so much butter! What's great is that even when I cut crooked, it fits on perfectly. It's easy to wash and small enough to easily be thrown in a drawer when not in use." —Tristen Haidet

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A tough times conversation guidebook because sometimes a tragedy strikes that can leave you at a loss for words and, when it happens to someone close to you, finding those words may mean the very most to them.

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    Check out this life-changing things post and read a little more about how great this book is.

    Promising review: "A couple weeks ago, two friends separately sent me this article with a 'This sounds like a book you'd like' text. And both times I was like, 'Wow, my brand as someone who likes discussing ways to be a better human and who also enjoys talking about grief and really dark, sad times is strong,' because I actually already read it and loved it!" —Rachel W. Miller, BuzzFeed

    Get it from Amazon for $14.55.

    4. A toilet sensor flush so you can hover your hand over the toilet instead of touching the germ-ridden handle — flushing out any concerns about bathroom germs.

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    This kit includes all the tools and accessories you need (it takes a grand total of 10-minutes to install) and it runs on four AA batteries, which are included.

    Promising review: "I would give this 10 stars if they allowed it. After going through three automatic flush kits I came across this unit. It works FLAWLESSLY. I am very happy." —David256

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    5. A set of closet tabs, because now that you're a grown-up, you know the real monster in your closet is the mess you usually leave in there.

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    Each of the 12 tabs come blank, but the set has 46 labels for you to chose from to customize your closet specifically for you!

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $14.99.

    6. A set of furniture socks so that when moving your furniture starts feeling more like musical chairs, the experience can be a scratch-free sock hop instead of a boot-scoot-and-boogie.

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    Promising review: "I wish I had seen these earlier! I have bar stools where the chair leg tips were creating dents in the floor. I got these and I love them!! They are super easy to wash, the floor is protected, and I'm thrilled." —D Shopper

    Get them from Amazon for $11.55.

    7. A charcoal deodorizer to keep your car smelling fresh (without it smelling like fake pine trees).

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    Promising review: "While I was traveling I accidentally left frozen chicken and raw hamburger in my car for over a week. Upon my return, I could smell something throughout my entire house. I made my way to the garage and was overtaken by the smell. I opened up my car and saw the meat sitting there. I tried everything to get the smell out. I cleaned the carpets, wiped down the leather, washed the windows, used deodorizer, everything. Although those products helped, there was still this underlying scent of nasty. I bought two bags and put them in my car, within the first three hours I could already smell a difference. These things really do work." —Dalock

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A pack of heel caps so you can wear stilettos outside without feeling like a stick in the mud.

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    Promising review: "I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. First, I walked outside in thick grass, and the wedding photos were taken in a mushy grassy area. I didn't sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. My heels were fabulous. I then decided to leave them on for the rest of the night since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. I'm so glad I tried them." —J. L. Dossey

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A cooking guide apron decorated with common cooking times and meal-prep instructions that'll keep you from constantly searching through a recipe book when all you want is some pasta.

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    Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in three styles).

    10. A chafe balm that works so well, you're gonna want to dance it off. But don't worry, you can't.

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    Promising review: "Omg this stuff is the best! I recently went to Thailand where it was 90 degree with 70% humidity every single day I was there. This stuff got me through! I was able to wear dresses and shorts with no chafing! And I only ever had to apply in the morning and once in the middle of the day! My life is forever changed and I’ve already ordered two more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A nozzle sealing clip to make storing (and pouring) your food so much easier.

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    Get it from Amazon for $2.80 (available in five colors).

    12. A table in a bag, because when you're planning a picnic from the ground up, you should always take it to the next level.

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    Promising review: "This has changed our beach week forever. It's a little hard to straighten out when you first get it, but it loosens up after a couple of times. I love the carrying case. This is the perfect height for food or a glass of wine." —CJ

    Get it from Food52 for $49 (available in three colors) or get a similar one from Amazon for $45.99.

    13. A waterfall soap holder to preserve your bar of soap so that the thing you clean with actually feels fresh and clean itself.

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    Get it from Amazon for $10.11.

    14. A table hook — it may seem like an unnecessary luxury, but it can hold headphones, guest's bags, organize cords, etc. Believe me, you're sure to be ~hooked.~

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    Get it from Amazon for $6.49+ (available in two styles).

    15. A pair of veggie savors for keeping produce fresh far longer (i.e. for people who usually forget they even have fresh fruit and veggies in the first place).

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    Promising review: "These REALLY work! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is such a great product I have already bought many as gifts. They are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A brown sugar saver because there's nothing worse than needing a cup of sugar and pulling out a hard brick instead.

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    This little kid has over 600 positive reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47.

    17. A question game that'll spark fun conversations for everyone around your table, no matter how well you know each other.

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    This game has 135 unique questions to keep conversations going!

    Promising review: "My partner and I are currently long distance and rely on daily calls to keep in touch. It occurred to me that we could be spending this time getting to know each other better. I wasn't sure if he would be into the idea, but he likes this activity as much (if not more) than I do. It's amazing the things you realize you don't know about somebody and would never in a million years think to ask. Last round we drew 'Would you rather be the best player on a losing team, or the worst player on a winning team?' and the things he brought up as he was reasoning through his answer just reminded me how much I admire about his character. It might sound crazy that we are getting this much out of a simple game but this is really working for us. I'll definitely order more cards when we get through these and I plan to keep them on our dinner table when we are one day living in the same location — always more to learn!" —LMcD

    Get it from Amazon for $25 and get the road trip version for $9.

    18. A bread maker with a gluten free setting, because it'll make you feel really great to be able to make fresh bread for all your gluten-free guests.

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    Get it from Amazon for $58.73 or from Target for $58.99.

    19. A back zipper so you can actually wear the little black dress with the little black back zipper.

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    Promising review: "After struggling to zip up dresses, jumpsuits, and tops, I finally found a product that makes my life easier (whether I'm home, traveling, or just trying clothing on at a store). This is really easy to use and works on even the smallest zippers. What a creative and useful product! This is a true solution for anyone having trouble getting in and out of clothing with zippers. I would definitely recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (available in four colors).

    20. A pack of pill-sized matte lipsticks that'll take up almost no space in your purse, letting you keep every color you could possibly need on hand.

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    And be sure to read about how much love these little lipstick pills deserve in this BuzzFeed beauty review.

    Get a pack of five from Winky Lux for $16.

    21. A brush cleaner that'll clean your brushes far more efficiently and put a real ~spin~ on how you care for your makeup tools.

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    Promising review: "Cleaning your makeup brushes is so important and I knew I wasn't doing it as often as I should have. This brush cleaner is so easy to use and dries your brushes quickly. I have invested a lot of money in good quality brushes and in the past I would use a brush cleanser and hand-wash my brushes. It was time consuming to clean and then the drying time was always a factor. I no longer have to waste that time and I will be taking better care of my brushes. I LOVE it!!" —Iseagles

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    22. A microwave pasta cooker for dorm rooms, small kitchens, people with little patience, or anyone who may not be able to use a stove.

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    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! Read the instructions carefully as you must leave the top off while cooking it. 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 the instructions are followed. When the pasta is done, the lid is used to drain the cooker of water, and it works very well. Pasta is the only thing I have cooked in this product, but there are a lot of other things you can cook in it. I highly recommend this to any college student or adult who wants a fast pasta cooker!" —Kelsi Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A reusable bowl shower cap so you can quickly and responsibly cover your food without getting out the plastic wrap.

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    Get them from ModCloth for $15 or get similar ones from Amazon for $9.95.

    24. A spiffy mosquito killer that doesn't require fans, lights, or sprays, so you can keep the pond bug-free in your yard and also keep your garden smelling like, well, a garden.

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    Promising review: "These work. I think everyone in mosquito climates should use these. I use this all year in New Orleans because it's subtropical and we get a lot of rain and a lot of mosquitoes. I love, love, love it! I use it in all the spots water pools in my yard, in buckets with plants growing roots, my bird baths, etc. I use this and it makes a huge difference." —RitaBee

    Get it from Amazon for $16.26.

    25. A sharpener for elongating the lifespan of your razors — you'll want to keep it as close as your shave will be.

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    Promising review: "This thing really works. I have used this for about a month and now the shave I get with an older blade is closer and more comfortable than the ones I was getting with a new blade. It's very quick to use and I like contributing that much less heavily to the barrage of plastic in the planet." —FencerFrank

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    26. A cable protector, because nothing is quite as irritating as a frayed wire and nothing is quite as adorable as these little hungry helpers.

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    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 18 colors).

    27. A vacuum wine stopper — you're gonna be ~pumped~ when you taste how fresh your wine is after saving it with this.

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    Promising review: "I admit I was a little skeptical because this seemed almost too simple, if that makes sense. But yes, it really is that easy to work it and you definitely hear the clicks when you've got it sealed up. It is very easy to take the stopper back out as well. I highly recommend this." —celinenme

    Get it from Amazon for $8.01.

    28. And finally, a bread slicer so easy to use, it'll be the best thing since... well, sliced bread.

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    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

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