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    Updated on May 10, 2019. Posted on May 5, 2019

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

    Rubber wine glasses, dress weights, shoe stretchers, and 29 other products that'll solve everyday (and not so everyday) problems.

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    1. A desk humidifier with a built-in plant box, so you can breathe easy in your stuffy office and show off your green thumb at the same time.

    Amazon

    This doesn't include the plant, so be sure to grab some mini succulents if you want the full look.

    Promising review: "My regular sized humidifier is a huge hassle to clean. I wanted one I could keep in my office but wouldn't break my back scrubbing every day. This looked perfect, so I went ahead and ordered it. It's about the size of a pint of ice cream but don't let the size fool you, this produces an incredible amount of steam! And it is SO cute! It's exactly what I needed and I'd recommended it to others." —Dana

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    2. A waterproof LED light rope — they're gonna give you a farther stretch of light than a kerosene lamp and add delightful ambiance to any campsite.

    Amazon

    These can be used to set a fun scene anywhere: by the pool, during an outdoor movie-night, at a BBQ, park, campsite, etc.

    Promising review: "For the longest time I was looking for a rope light or light string that could be powered by USB. The built-in magnets are great for any magnetic surface and the ties are great for anything else that you want to wrap it around. At 180 lumens it lights up the dark. I stuck this to my porch railing using the magnets and it lit up the backyard enough for me to see where I was walking. I see there are two new noodles coming out in the near future and I can't wait to get my hands on them." —Nate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two lengths with or without a battery).

    3. A pack of four dress weights that'll keep short skirts and dresses in their place — easy, breezy.

    Amazon

    To attach these, just remove the backing and place one or two on either side of the inside vertical seam of your skirt or dress. That's it! When you're done, place them back on the glossy side of the placeholder so that they can stay fresh for the next dress!

    Promising review: "I finally had a chance to use these and I LOVE them! I only needed to put on two of them and they worked great. I thought they might be heavy and pull on my skirt but they didn't. I even had to check to make sure they were still there! When I moved I felt like my skirt wouldn't twirl up and then when I went outside it stayed right where it should in the wind. The fact that I can use them over and over is well worth the money. I plan on taking them with me on my cruise this summer and I know I won't have to worry about flashing everyone — yay for me!!" —Heather

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two colors).

    4. An ice cube tray with a lid – it's gonna keep your ice from tasting stale and prevent that frustrating game of freezer Tetris from ever happening again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A Simply Fit board that'll cover your upper body, lower body, cardio, and core — no chance you'll get ~board~ with home workouts once you have this in your life.

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    Promising review: "Love this board! I use it every day and it is a great workout. It's transportable, durable, and highly effective! My abs look amazing and you work cardio, core, upper body and lower body in a great variety of YouTube simply fit board free workouts — can't give higher praise for this one!" —heidi hogan

    Get it from Amazon for $26.17 (available in four colors).

    6. A set of bed risers (with outlets!) so you can keep storage under the bed while also snagging some seriously useful outlet space.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "This makes it so much easier for me to access a hook-up for mobil phone chargers, computer hook-up, and a table lamp without having to take the items to an outlet on the other side of the room." —LVgalinCOnow

    Get them from from Bed Bath & Beyond for $29.99 or from Amazon for $43.98.

    7. A foot antiperspirant lotion for anyone who knows that a summer of sweaty feet is a slippery slope.

    Amazon

    Promising reviews: "This is the only thing that has ever worked for my foot perspiration. It is wonderful, my feet are DRY when I take my boots off when I come in from work. If you think you've tried everything and don't think this will help...it will!" —USMC/MCSO

    Get it from Amazon for $29.90.

    8. A luggage scale to make packing less of a guessing game, helping you avoid a heavy heart (and hefty charge) when your luggage weighs slightly more than it should.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is very accurate and perfect for constant travelers. We use this before every trip to avoid paying for extra weight as we travel internationally quite often. I have tested in several ways and also always note the weigh number in the airport. After several trips, I can say that the accuracy of it is right within two pounds. I have had it for almost two years and I'm still using the same batteries." —Cass Young

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    9. A pair of shoe stretchers to rescue your feet when your new leather shoes are slightly too tight or to rescue your shoes when bad weather has them looking out of shape.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My son works in a restaurant and his shoes get wet and greasy. I wash and dry them, so the toes curl up like the wicked witch of the west. They are heavy and made of cedar with a spring in them. I put them in the shoes, pushed and the curls came right out. I then put them in the shoe rack to stretch back into shape. This is a great product, worth the money, and not cheaply made." —phil13

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available for sizes 6.5–13).

    10. A nail holder that'll prove you're not ~screwing around~ when it comes to keeping your fingers safe during DIY projects. This'll hold your nail in place and absorb the impact when you start hammering away!

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Yes, it keeps your fingers from being whacked, but for me the best part is hanging on to the nail or screw. I typically drop the nail or screw four times before I actually get it in where it belongs. Be aware this is may not be good for any short nails or screws, so check the height." —Michele

    Get it from The Grommet for $9.95.

    11. A programmable timer so you can have a sprinkler system using just your hose — press a few buttons to tell it when to water, how long to water, and how often to repeat and... presto! The grass is officially greener on the other side (your side, that is).

    Amazon

    Screw this onto your faucet (or a faucet splitter), then screw in your hose and run out your sprinkler. It's also brilliantly simple to program and has rain delay and manual watering options. It requires two AA batteries which, according to reviewers, last an impressively long time.

    Promising review: "These things are awesome. I have several hooked up to my well and use them to control drip lines to a privacy hedge, a trellis, and several sprinklers. Extremely easy to program. The range of settings brings a large amount of versatility. I have one that's connected to a sprinkler I'm using to reseed a bare lawn spot run for two minutes every two hours. I've been running it for two months and it's still reading full battery. I have them in locations where they get wet and have had no problems with the seal. I have five and have had no problems so far." —Rebecca A Selgrade

    Get it on Amazon for $23.99.

    12. A pair of baby aqua socks sure to keep your baby's feet safe from rocks, sticks, and hot sand so that your next day at the beach actually feels like a day at the beach.

    Amazon

    Don't want your kid to have all the fun? Grab an adult size for yourself!

    Promising review: "These shoes are amazing! They are super soft, yet sturdy! My one-year-old is learning how to walk and these fit great. They are super light, not heavy at all. We took these on our vacation and they were a hit. My child could not take them off even if he wanted too. They have a nice rubber sole at the bottom. I will keep buying these as his feet grow." —Wendy C

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 45 colors and sizes 0–12 months).

    13. A travel-sized red wine stain remover you can use when spilling the tea with your friends gets so good you end up spilling your wine in shock.

    Amazon, Emily Schwake / BuzzFeed

    Laundry procrastinators, rejoice! This works on both fresh and dried stains without needing bleach or phosphates. Plus, it's good for more than just wine! You can use it to get out coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauce, red medicine, and pet accident stains.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Read more about why one BuzzFeeder thinks this is a miracle spray (#11).

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    14. And a set of four rubber wine glasses because you don't want your spring ~break~ to involve a shattered wine glass at the pool.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these because they don’t allow glass on the patio by the pool. These were perfect! Having multiple colors means no one gets their wine glass mixed up (bonus) and the kids thought they were fun cups as well. These will be good for camping or lake days — they're easy to pack up." —Michelle Willams

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A cable protector that'll keep your cords held together when finals have you feeling even more frayed than your old computer charger.

    Amazon

    This caan be used to protect cables for pretty much all of your devices including cell phones, computers, laptops, lightening cables, PCs, and more! This can also be used as a chew-safe cord protector in case you have a pet who likes to nibble at your wires.

    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.97 (available in five colors).

    16. A watermelon slicer for summer barbecue masters who are truly a ~cut~ above the rest (and know the value of getting the kids fed fast).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband loves watermelon more than anyone I have ever met. I got this for him and he used it right away. He is ecstatic that he can now buy bigger watermelons since this makes it so easy to cut them up." —Little-Lady-92

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    17. A mesh bottom beach bag so you can carry everything you need to the beach without bringing the beach home with you when you leave.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I would give this 10 stars if I could. The mesh is a heavy plastic — almost a rubber type feel, not a flimsy type of mesh that would tear easily. It has a ton of side pockets around the entire bag and one internal zip pocket. I have loaded this one with four extra large towels, sunscreen, hats, snacks, flip flops, water, etc. The handles are securely sewn on and do not dig into my shoulders when loaded. My new favorite beach bag!" —Christina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95 (available in 11 colors).

    18. A password journal for anyone who will have a much easier time remembering where they hid a book than remembering every password they've had to update in the last month.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I wanted. The book has a heavy plastic cover and heavy-duty wire binding. The paper is good quality, although my favorite gel pens did have some bleed-through. I'd recommend ballpoint or pencil. The entries have wide spaces, with room for website, email, username, password, and notes (which is perfect for noting the answers to those security questions... What's your favorite ice cream flavor? I don't remember what I answered a year ago!). The password section has a good number of extra lines, for those sites that make you change your password with annoying frequency." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four sizes).

    19. A blade and cutlery scrubber designed to protect your hand while washing sharp objects. Being able to scrub your knives without the worry of cutting yourself is a truly satisfying slice of life.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is not just another piece of junk filling a drawer. I noticed that I was replacing my dish scrubber often because I was cleaning my sharp knives with it and ultimately damaging the bristles on it. This thing works like a charm. We also use it for our silverware now too because its a breeze to use and in a nerdy way, kinda fun." —E. Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $7.43+ (available in two colors).

    20. Or a foot scrubber that'll keep your feet exfoliated and extra clean, and keep you from awkwardly standing on one foot in the shower while trying to clean between your toes.

    Amazon

    Be sure to get the suction cups wet before attaching this, it'll help it stick better!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this foot scrubber. I walk Barefoot at the vast majority of the time, so you can imagine that my feet get really dirty. And it felt like no matter how much I scrub my feet with my wash rag my feet will still be black. This foot scrubber cleans my feet so well that all that black dirt is off my feet. And every time I use it I feel like my feet is getting a little massage and I do have bad feet and it helps with the pain as well. I highly recommend this product to everyone. It does move around a tiny bit but it's not that bad at all. The suction cups do not work well but it really doesn't matter because the product is a good weight." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A paint-and-peel latex cuticle guard so you can get a perfect manicure (at a perfect price = free) from the comfort of your own couch!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If you do nail art or want to perfect your nail polishing skills, this is the product for you. Easy to use, dries sparkly so you know it’s dry, easy peel-off in one piece, and a clean finish. I do a lot of nail art and stamping. Some of the stamping polishes are really hard to get off the cuticle but with this, they come off cleanly. Helps when I do my toes, too, if I get a little messy, the mess comes off with the latex. You can also switch the brush so you don’t waste the bottle when the brush gets clumpy." —Diannah S.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A magnetic clasp converter that'll make putting on your tiny-clasped necklaces so easy you'll finally pull them out of the bottom of your jewelry box and put them back on your body!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have some necklaces whose clasp are so tiny and every time I try to open them, my fingernails get damaged. The magnets are strong enough to hold an average pendant and to keep it on place the whole time, and the best part: your fingernails will thank you. I’m going to buy a few more for all my necklaces." —TanMartz

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52.

    23. A slow-feed bowl for pups who think speed eating is an olympic sport (and who suffer from upset stomachs because of it).

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    The non-slip base holds the bowl in place while your pet forages for food.

    Promising review: "This bowl worked so well for our one dog, that we ended up getting two more for the other two dogs. It has worked wonderfully for all three, who have different snouts/jaws – including a short, thick Pitbull's mouth. They all figure out a way to get every single piece of kibble out and all three seem to really enjoy the time spent. The built-in, non-skid phalanges make the bowl extremely stable, whether on wood or tile floor. They lie flat and are part of the molded base. Even the clumsy and overly-vigorous eaters can't knock the bowl around." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    24. A nearly-invisible corner protector that'll ~clearly~ be the most efficient (and aesthetically pleasing) way to baby-proof your apartment.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm working on baby-proofing our house and preventing unwanted shin bruises! These do the job. Our bed frame has these sharp corners that never fail to get me in the shins and since I put these on the corners, I've been pain free. They were so easy to place and appealing to the eye that I started putting them on all the sharp furniture in my house. Overall great buy!" —Cassandra P

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.97.

    25. A collapsable foam roller, because it's genuinely important to stretch every day and (I bet) you are not doing it as often as you could. With this thing you're gonna be able to get the deep stretches your body wants, even if you skip the yoga studio.

    The Grommet

    Regularly using foam rollers is said to help increase circulation, improve flexibility, and give you a shorter recovery time!

    Promising review: "Great roller to loosen tight muscles and it even came with a booklet of multiple exercises for stretching I had never even thought about. Super great since it collapses flat and makes it easy to take on trips." —Michael

    Get it from The Grommet for $68 (available in ridged or flat surfaces and in two colors).

    26. A silicone case so that tangled headphones don't get in the way when you want to spend the day listening to Disney's Tangled soundtrack on repeat.

    amazon.com

    At last I see the light!

    Promising review: "My headphones fit perfectly AND I have the ones with the mic. Very simple to use, and it fits in my purse and pocket!" —Patutii

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available two sizes and four colors).

    27. A pair of fingernail-catching clippers so you can stop leaving loose fingernail trimmings scattered around the house. Honestly, you need to cut it out.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are the best nail clippers I've ever owned. All my life I've had stainless steel nail clippers that slip from my fingers whenever I have to cut my nails. With these clippers, the matching finger pulp lets my thumb sit comfortably. I'd like to add the nail catcher as a good bonus. It prevents your nail debris from flying all over the place and I don't need to hover over the trash can. I would recommend this product to anyone." —Jasmine

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four styles).

    28. A four pack of handle holders sure to put your mind at ease when you're out and about and yet not about to touch all those germ-ridden handles.

    Amazon

    These are made with 100% silicone and can be cleaned with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, sanitizer, or similar cleaning solutions.

    Promising review: "This cold and flu season my germ anxiety was in overdrive!! These help with opening doors, pushing buttons, and other simple every day things. They make life a little less germ filled!!" —Rebecca

    Get them from Amazon for $12 (available in six colors).

    29. A zipper puller that'll zip up any outfit you would usually need help with — no more passing on darling dresses because of that dreaded back zipper!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product works for all zipper types, including those tiny little solid zippers that don't have a hook (some other products seem to only work on zippers with a hook). It is simple in design, which means it is unlikely to break. The metal piece is well-built and easy to use. This is small enough to pack in even a small purse. I'm wanting one for my suitcase (so I don't accidentally forget it) as well as at home." —Stacy

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three colors).

    30. A pack of dishwasher-safe silicone straws so you can easily carry around a clean and practical reusable straw without having to bend over backwards to make an environmentally-friendly choice.

    Food52

    Promising review: "We were worried that these would buckle in take-out drinks, but they hold up beautifully. Add in that they’re dishwasher safe and these are a winner!" —FrozenFoodie

    Get the pack from food 52 for $25.

    31. A pack of light-dimming covers that'll mellow out the bright lights on your electronics that keep you up at night. Sweet dreams are made of... darkness.

    amazon.com

    They wont leave sticky residue behind, either!

    Promising review: "These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in the room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LEDs. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level, but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it." —Matthew M Phelps

    Get them from Amazon for $5.59.

    32. And finally, some clip-on bangs (a product I truly did not know I needed until now) that are gonna let you change up your look without the commitment.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    We have finally found a cure for the emotional haircut!

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —Jrod

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 23 colors).

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