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    30 Things That’ll Do Jobs You Probably Didn’t Know Needed To Be Done

    Duvet clips, collapsable strainers, a party projector, and 26 other products that'll solve everyday (and not so everyday) problems.

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    1. A party projector so you can decorate your walls without having to take down a slew of sad streamers at the end of the night.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I got this so I can vibe up some future parties (and the one arriving on Christmas) but this was better than I thought! It projects well in my living room and they come with disks, each with a different set of pictograms (flowers, cats, candy sprinkles, smiley and one more). I recommend!" —Rinea

    Get it on sale from Urban Outfitters for $19.99 (originally $39).

    2. A face mask that'll keep you from spreading germs, keep you from breathing them in, and help you look like a TikTok sensation.,

    Promising review: "Wow these are great! They're so much better than I expected. They're made with really soft materials and comfy to wear. The black is a good, dark black and so cute! I'm going through chemo and I've been really worried about germs this winter. I wanted something a bit better than the paper ones. I'm totally ordering more!" —Coco

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three styles).

    3. A pack of duvet clips for anyone who likes their bed looking *just so* (at least when your parents visit over the holidays).


    Promising review: "These are fantastic. I can't believe how well they work. Yeah, it's $20 for something one doesn't really need but I have to say, not having to deal with the annoyance of having my duvet lost in the cover is worth it. The pins themselves work really well and because my duvet cover is white with a blue and silver trim, the pin itself doesn't really show that much. I use three on the top (two on the corners and one in the middle) and just leave the bottom part hanging off my queen bed. Gravity always pulls the bottom part anyway. I've used the rest for the duvets of my family members. Everyone is a fan." —T-La

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $19.95.

    4. A pack of four gift bags (with tissue paper!) so you can always have impressively cute packaging ready when a birthday or housewarming springs up on you.


    I actually have a whole stack of these in my apartment at this very moment! Their unique look makes them seem like a personal choice, which I love.

    Promising review: "These bags are a great deal. I bought them with a gift I purchased. I always forget bags. These are very sturdy and will hold quite a bit, even for a smaller bag. They also look very nice and I got lots of questions on where they were purchased." —Amanda

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A collapsable strainer that'll store flat and keep you from ~straining~ to find space in your kitchen cabinets.


    Promising review: "I love this colander, it saves so much space. I wish they sold one that was slightly bigger but I use this one for almost everything. This is an ingenious idea." —Sadean

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $7.93 (originally $21.99).

    6. A universal skin salve pumped up with castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin for saving your lips from winter wind. But wait, there's more! The original formula is also great to use on other dry areas of your skin, meaning one tiny tube is here for all of you.


    Promising review: "I have three of these: Rose, Birthday, and Ming...all of them are awesome. My favorite is mint because of the tingle it leaves on your lips, which is perfect for a long day where you feel like your lips need a refresh but you don’t have time to reapply lipstick. The packaging is also adorable, of course. Overall, 10/10 VSCO Girl approved." —Becca

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight styles).

    7. A glove box wallet so you can be completely prepared if you ever get pulled over. Your nerves will already be frazzled, so give yourself an organized system instead of making future you dig through fast food napkins and old Map-Quest print outs to find your registration.


    Promising review: "For years, I had my car papers sitting in whatever the dealer gave me (maybe an envelope) and whenever the unfortunate situation of getting pulled over had happened, I was always a panicked mess trying to find everything. I moved everything over into this great organizer and now I feel like my glovebox chaos is solved. Highly recommend to any car owner as it is nice to actually have a good setup for a change." —Joshua R

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. A teething mitten or sock (each with a travel bag) that'll keep your chomping kiddo entertained from their head to their toes.


    Promising review: "My baby boy started teething before three months. He was constantly chewing his hand. I tried other teethers but he didn't yet have the hand skills to hold them. We had to help him. With this, he easily gets the teether in his mouth! This is a great quality product at an amazing price. I just bought a second one and one for a family member's baby." —Rachel Neeled

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60 (available in four styles).

    9. A holiday candle – it's gonna help you seem festive without having to display a single piece of kitschy decor...ever.

    Get it for $29.95 or get a smaller version for $15.95, both from Homesick.

    10. A box of hair dye wipes that'll get rid of the color on your skin so you don't look like you're bleeding from the scalp after adding a little auburn to your 'do.


    This includes 100 wipes.

    Promising review: "These are the same quality wipes I buy from professional only supply stores. They're my absolute favorite for getting dark color from around my clients hairline/ears. The trick is to wipe it off before it dries. It's great that these are disposable as well." —Jason

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. An elevated pet cot for K-9 companions who need a little lift. Elevated beds help regulate your pup's temperature in the heat and they ease pressure points. This particular piece is waterproof and bacteria, mold, and mildew resistant.


    Promising review: "I wasn't sure how my Olde English Bulldog would like this bed, but he absolutely loves it. It's easy to clean and very well put together. I will never buy a cushioned dog bed again. From now on, these raised beds will be the only way to go." —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $51.99.

    12. A finger pinch guard for the front of the door and the hinges that'll protect little fingers from getting caught between closing doors.


    Promising review (front): "These door guards are excellent! They are thick and sturdy. I'm able to put them on my inside doors with ease and they stay in place. My 16-month-old can not pull them off. The doors DO NOT shut with these on. You can put them on any side of the door. I have one door where my little one could pinch his fingers in the hinges. I'm able to insert the guard on the side with the hinge! The door barely moves open/closed and does prevents fingers from pinching. I highly recommend these." —HTHOnline

    Promising review (hinges): "This door hinge guard is nice because it has two long adhesive strips on both sides. I really like that it has the measurements written on it! I didn’t know that it would come with the two child safety locks so that was a nice surprise! We immediately put those on our kitchen cabinets with cleaning supplies! We needed them a lot, and they were extremely easy to apply!" —Emily

    Get four of the front pieces for $9.75 and the hinge cover for $15.99, both from Amazon.

    13. A bagel guillotine which, despite its delightfully dreadful name, is just about the safest way you could ever slice a bagel. Grab this and your kids can finally make breakfast without the fear of losing a digit.


    Promising review: "I picked this up because my heart could no longer take the stress of watching our 11-year-old slice bagels (while multitasking with screens and whatnot) with a serrated bread knife. I was going to have a heart attack and she was going to slice into her hand so...I had high hopes and, regardless of the overwhelmingly positive reviews, some concerns about how well this would work. My concerns were unwarranted. This not-so-little little device slices through every single bagel, every single time (and my kid goes through kicks where she'll eat two or three each day). I no longer worry about serious cuts even though the (covered) blade on this thing is SHARP! Only word of advice, like other reviewers, slice (press down) slowly so as not to squash softer bagels. Additionally, this thing slices so cleanly that there are no crumbs to speak of. I'm quite happy with this purchase. This thing now has a permanent place next to the toaster on our counter. I highly recommend it." —Christopher RS

    Get it from Amazon for $14.18+ (available in three colors).

    14. An over-the-cabinet holder sure to help you find storage space where you least expect it.


    Promising review: "This organizer is so useful! I recently moved and ended up with a much smaller kitchen, so I've been doing everything I can to make sure there's a place for everything and no wasted space. Luckily, I have pretty wide cabinets, so this works out perfectly. I have one holding my cutting boards (four standard plastic boards) and another holding my foil, cling wrap, and parchment paper boxes. The organizer is super easy to assemble and it's completely versatile. Just hang it over the cabinet door or attach it to the wall/cabinet door, which means it's great for renters and owners." —Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    15. A roll of self-adhesive marble film that'll make your dreary counters look fab, without the price tag.


    Promising review: "So Pinteresting! I used this adhesive film to turn two cheap IKEA tables into less cheap looking IKEA tables because I'm not made of money, but I would like others to believe I am. This is super simple to use and you get a ton of it for the price. I was really pleased overall. The pattern actually looks like marble, not a weird pixel-y repetitive pattern so that's great as well. Also it was delivered same day which was miraculous as my DIY initiative tends to fade approximately 48 hours after I discover a project I want to do." —Spencer House

    Get it from Amazon for $3.19+ (available in 11 sizes).

    16. A bamboo desk organizer so you can elevate your workspace (literally).


    Promising review: "I really love this little stand. My desk is always messy either way, but the little cupholder spot, as well as a perfect little compartment to put my USB hub in, are just a couple of the things I love about it. In addition, being able to slide my keyboard and mouse under the riser while I'm working on other things is a big plus. I don't have to worry about them fall over or getting lost in a mess. The riser is super sturdy and VERY easy to assemble. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a way to add a little extra space under their iMac (or a flat panel monitor/all in one)." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A Cricut Explore Air 2 for aiding crafty souls with cutting, writing, and scoring on materials from from faux leather to vinyl to sparkly iron-on. This also comes with a *Disney bundle* for the young at heart who still live for Minnie and Mickey.


    Be sure to check out the free Cricut community to be inspired by other clever crafters and learn some great tips and tricks!

    Get it from QVC for $296.99.

    18. A can of Colorshot spray paint so you can make your furniture and decor match perfectly with a fun and easy DIY project.

    The Home Depot

    This paint is UV-resistant and it dries in 10 minutes! The propellant is also derived from sugar cane, not petroleum, so it's better for you *and* the environment.

    Promising review: "I have to say that this is some pretty darn good spray paint. Vibrant colors, easy to apply and dries very quickly. I find that painting metal objects often results in a less-than-stellar end product due to coverage and adhesion problems, but the Colorspray paint almost completely covered with the first coat. All it required was a light second coat and I was thoroughly pleased with the result. Colorspray is definitely one of the better spray paints that I've come across to date and it's priced competitively." —Jim

    Get it from Home Depot for $6.99 (available in 48 colors).

    19. A backseat organizer that'll give your child an organized spot to place all their treasures (and, most importantly, their car tablet) during long road trips.


    Promising review: "It's helping keep the minivan under control! Two big sippy cups fit in the drink holders, and they won't sweat all over the floor. The whole thing is nice and stiff, not saggy. There's a big plastic back piece, so I expect it'll stay stiff and strong for a long time. Lots of pockets for markers, pens, activity books, etc. We don't have car tablets, but the clear pocket is nice for other stuff, too. My toddler tells me about the moose every time she gets in the car now!" —M. T. Jaegerman

    Get it on Amazon for $14.97.

    20. An outlet shelf sure to help you maximize space in your impressively petite bathroom.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for a small shelf for my bathroom to put my mini speaker on, and this is the BEST! The size is perfect; I love it." —Kimberly MacNeill

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. A lightweight thermal shirt jacket – it's gonna keep you warm while still looking sleek. Bulkiness is for the gym, not your winter wardrobe.

    Hill City

    Promising review: "This is a rad jacket. Period. I love its classic 'coach's windbreaker' look but with the modern fit and materials. I wear this jacket daily while I teach a daily cycling program. It's light enough to just wear a tee underneath and insulated enough to layer and stay warm on colder days." –John G.

    Get it from Hill City for $158 (available in six colors and sizes XS–XXL).

    22. A hairdo cookie cutter – a silly secret weapon parents can whip out to encourage their kids to finish an entire treat, even if it's actually...healthy.

    Animi Causa

    Get it on sale from Animi Causa for $11.99 (originally $12.99).

    23. A wind-resistant Blunt umbrella – it withstands rain like a pro, but it's also gonna come in handy when a winter blizzard comes your way and you need something to block intense snow and wind – a standard umbrella wouldn't stand a chance.


    I have a Blunt umbrella and basically just wait for rainy days so I can show it off. It's shockingly strong, there's never a moment when I feel like wind could blow it inside out and (unlike every umbrella I've been unlucky enough to own) it hasn't leaked once.

    Promising review: "This was the best money spent for a quality umbrella. I have used it in very windy weather without any issues. I was with several friends who were using standard run-of-the-mill cheap umbrellas which all flipped inside out and broke. This umbrella didn’t even show any signs of possible strain. I ended up buying a second one so my husband could also have one." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $59 (available in nine colors).

    24. A bottle-emptying valve sure to help you get every last drop.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these. I haven't found anything yet that they don't work with. Right now I have them on my lotion, shampoo, and conditioner bottles. I have always tipped my bottles over but they fall over and these help with that. I highly recommend these if you like to get the last drop out of your bottles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    25. A headphone hanger you can attach under the table instead of taking up space on your desk. Fancy headphone stands are expensive! Save that money, buy expensive headphones instead. The end.


    Promising review: "The Anchor is very well made and the adhesive is very strong. The item came in a small box that can be recycled and without printed instructions, so there is minimal waste. Installation is easy and straightforward. Be sure to clean the surface you are mounting to (in my case, the underside of a glass shelf on my desk). This is a no-frills product that met my expectations, is easy to apply, and is offered at a very reasonable price. It helps avoid the hassle of having to pay for more expensive headphone stands. I highly recommend it." —AMG77

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    26. A baseball cap holder that'll make your roommates say "Hats off to you" when they see you've finally picked the hats up off your bedroom floor. Just kidding, they probably won't say that. Your grandpa might though.,

    This comes with two straps that can hold up to 19 caps.

    Promising review: "My husband's hat collection was starting to take up much-needed shelf space in our closet so I bought him these. They work perfect! I just hung them on the inside of our closet door so nobody can see them. It was super easy to assemble and it’s adjustable." —McKenzie Arrington

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A shower mirror so you can make sure you've washed all your makeup off without worrying about a bit o' fog covering up your heckin' cute reflection.


    Promising review: "This mirror exceeded my expectations. Zero fog. Easy to handle. If it breaks I will replace it with the same model." —al wittlich

    Get it from Amazon for $24.88 (available in three colors).

    28. Stick-on sound dampeners – they're gonna silence your cabinets so your night snacking goes unnoticed...until your family realizes all the gummies are gone.


    Promising review: "These work very well to dampen the sounds of my idiot roommates slamming cabinet doors at all hours of the day. Just make sure you're wiping down the part of the cabinet they'll stick to before applying them. The adhesive is good and should hold for a while." —LMA

    Get a sheet of 100 from Amazon for $6.99.

    29. A car seat cover that'll keep your baby toasty when the weather is frigid while still keeping them buckled safe and snug.


    Promising review: "I love this style. It’s warm but doesn’t overheat and it fits perfectly so my daughter's face is right at the opening. It doesn’t get in the way of the car seat handle. The only negative I found for me is that the back is longer so it can sometimes get in the way of the latch for the base in my car. I have a Grayco click connect 35 but it’s not enough to make you stop using it. I actually wish I ordered this with my first child. I have received several compliments on this cover." —Jacquelyn

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

    30. And finally, a fleece blanket for fans of The Office who need a not-so-subtle way to show their affection for the greatest comedic genius of our time, *the* Michael Scott.


    Get it from Spencer's for $29.99.

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