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

    Simple solutions for everyday (and not-so-everyday) problems.

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    1. A Squatty Potty, because poo is nothing new, but this will make your ~stool~ situation way easier.,

    Promising review: "This thing provided relief INSTANTLY! I take massive amounts of chewable gummy fiber, eat enough vegetables for my entire family, and drink water as if I were an ocean creature... at least 8-10 glasses a day (usually more...much more). If I drink coffee, I have to pee, but that's about it. This stool is the FIRST thing that made this process easier. No struggling. No squirming. No straining. No squeezing. No grimacing. No difficulty. I just GO!" β€”NoneYa

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    And while you're at it check out our picks for the best toilet paper on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    2. A phone sterilizer sure to give you peace of mind as it zaps away the germs of the day while you snooze.,

    Promising review: "This is a great device to sanitize your phone. I am a scientist and I decided to test the effectiveness of this phone by myself. I performed a swab test before and after using this. The picture above shows my results. The top panel shows a swab test from the phone before the UV treatment. The bottom panel shows the swab test on the same phone after five minutes of UV treatment using this. I think the results are pretty convincing." β€”Francis

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    3. A butter bell that'll give you butter so soft, rich, and spreadable you'll think it's the best thing since sliced bread.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in 13 colors).

    4. A dog selfie ball for any camera-shy pooch ready to make their Insta dΓ©but.,

    Promising review: "I bought this after adopting my adorable and excitable Rottweiler. I was hoping to get some nice pictures to share with friends and guess what?! This thing works! At first, my fiancΓ© mocked me for buying this, but now he sees the great pictures and says this idea is genius. The squeaky function really allows me to capture his attention." β€”Maranda

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. An eyelash dye that can take barely-there blonde lashes and make them so black your pupils will look blue.,

    I have long eyelashes, but I wear glasses which makes me hate using mascara. And here's the problem, those lushes lashes are so blonde that if I don't put on mascara I looked like I've plucked them out. And although blonde lashes are a lovely statement on everyone who loves them, I prefer to have my lashes as black as my clothing. Pitch. I'm too low-maintenance to get extensions, and I want to spend less time on my face in the morning, adding false lashes is way too much work for me. I found this kit, and the minute I tried it for the first time, I was hooked. My eyelashes stay dark for weeks without my adding any mascara at all. It's important to follow the directions exactly, these are your eyes you're working near, but I have never had any problems. Even with the low effort, my vain-ass lashes have gotten plenty of compliments and I'll stick with this stuff until my genes decide to change their mind and give me naturally black lashes.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    6. A bar of metal soap for removing strong garlic scents from your hands anytime your vampire pals come around (and pro-tip, reviewers say it works really well as a deodorant too!).

    Promising review: "I started noticing after my workouts that no matter how long or hard I scrubbed my armpits, I just couldn't fully get rid of the smell of body odor. I ordered this figuring 'if it can get rid of the smell of onions and garlic, then maybe it can get rid of body odor.' Let me tell you, this thing is like magic. After scrubbing my pits with soap, I rub them with this bar for a a few seconds and BOOM! All hints of body odor are gone. I definitely recommend this product!" β€”Corey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.09.

    7. A pair of computer glasses with a lens that'll keep your eyes from aching when you're staring at screens all day (Westworld marathon, anyone??).,

    Each pair of glasses is slightly tinted to filter out the intense blue light of computer and phone screens. Amazon reviewers are crazy about them, with over 1,000 positive reviews. And you can read BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Promising review: "These are exactly what was advertised. They are lightly tinted but still remove a decent amount of blue light; see my photo where the computer's space-theme desktop looks gray behind the lens. They are lightweight and quite comfortable for me. And my wife even says they look good on me, too. I am going to buy another pair for my work office." β€”Donald Sensing

    Get them from Amazon for $8.54 (available in 14 strengths and 37 colors).

    8. An avocado tool to help you worship (I mean, prepare) everyone's favorite millennial fruit.

    This slicer lifts your avocado goods from the skin in seven pieces and the added sides split, pit, and slice for the perfect avocado with no hassle or mess.

    Promising review: "Avocado? Yes, Please! This tool is awesome. It's easy to cut open the fruit. The pit remover works well, you just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. It makes beautiful slices for a great presentation. The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin. I'm really happy I bought this tool!" β€”NPR MAN

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

    And check out our picks for some kitchen essentials on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    9. A Go Girl so useful you'll wanna give it a ~standing~ ovation.

    The Go Girl can be used for anyone with a vagina who feels they are missing out on the joys of peeing standing up. No more squatting awkwardly or making a mess when you're in the wilderness (or staring down at a particularly grim toilet seat). Just place the funnel over your crotch, stand up happily, point, and pee away!

    Promising review: "I peed everywhere. That bush? Yep. Peed on it! That tree? Uh huh. Peed on it. Those tiny woodland creatures? Screw you, b*tches! Peed on them." β€”Dawn Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A waterproof shower pad that'll let you write down anything you remember while washing up β€” the best ideas we think up happen in the shower, they don't even have a chance to ~stink.~

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    11. A brush set for anyone who wants to say, "Grout? I don't know her."

    Promising review: "This cleaning brush kit is a great product. I like that it has a plastic tip so it doesn't scratch surfaces. The soft bristle brush fits snugly inside the straw, cleans it well, and the bristles spring back to their original shape after use. I'm very satisfied with this product and would recommend it to others." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A no-smudge mascara shield β€” it'll help you keep from crying in frustration over your waterproof, but not smudge-proof, mascara.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    And check out our picks for some the best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    13. A Spatty Daddy for anyone thrifty enough to know you can save every last penny by using every last drop.

    Promising review: "I initially bought it thinking I would mostly use it for hair products, lotions, etc but I've been using it in the kitchen and it's been great. I got at least a dozen sandwiches worth of mayo out of it, from a squeeze top! It's also great for when you are measuring honey or something sticky in a measuring spoon, it's so small it cleans it right out. Totally great product!" β€”6Cookies

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A thumb book holder β€” it may seem like a splurge, until your wrist stops aching and the backs of your books are no longer breaking.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in three styles).

    15. A temperature tracking spout cover to keep the water at the best temperature for your baby, or the best temperature for when you're acting like a baby about the temperature.

    Get it from Target for $29.99.

    16. A cat tongue brush β€” probably the oddest thing you will ever buy, but Fluffy will be so happy you'll never go back.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    17. A hair tool hot sleeve that'll drastically improve your last-minute packing skills when you've gotta get ready and pack your still-hot hair tools at the same time.

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

    18. A hair tie bracelet to save your wrists from tight ties β€” they also look surprisingly chic so, win win.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89+ (available in three colors).

    19. A pack of six adjustable silicone lids so finding the right sized lid for storing leftovers won't be a ~stretch.~

    Promising review: "These lid covers are the BEST I’ve ever used. They can be easily applied and have effective sealing. They are a zillion times better than struggling to use plastic wraps! These REALLY SEAL and the 6-pack of varied sizes assuredly will fit almost any container. I am 100% delighted with these and highly recommend buying them!!" β€”Connie H.

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. A utensil drain who ~nose~ how to keep your washed forks fresh.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    21. A fabric defuzzer to make your clothes look brand new, because a shirt that refuses to stop collecting lint can be a real ~pill.~,

    Promising review: "I have been fighting the fabric pills all winter. I have used an actual razor, a sweater stone, even broke out my tiny embroidery scissors trying to get rid of ugly pills. I finally broke down and admitted defeat and bought this gadget, and I am so glad I did. I tried it on my husband' s hat, which is a black cotton/tweed that he's had for ages. It looked awful. It was covered in pills and was fuzzy beyond belief. After three minutes with this shaver it looked brand new! He couldn't believe that it was his hat! He accused me of throwing his out and buying a new one to replace it. It worked as equally as well on my couch, a pair of fleece pajama pants, and my favorite cable stitched sweater. No issues at all with fabric catching or tearing. I am thoroughly pleased with this gadget and I'm planning on buying one for everyone for Christmas stocking stuffers next year!" β€”Winter Lilly

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A Pretty Litter subscription that'll give you enough litter to cover you for a month, with free shipping, but that's not the best part! This litter is designed to change colors when your cat is sick, helping you know in plenty of time to get your kitto to the vet. Nothing will put your mind at ease better than knowing your stoic cat's health is ~crystal~ clear.,

    Start a subscription for $21/month (available for one, two, and multi-cat households).

    23. A cookbook holder with splash guard to display cookbooks in your kitchen, plus perfectly follow a recipe without smudging a single page.

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $39.95 or get a cheaper one from Amazon for $10.74.

    24. A shirt folder board for anyone who usually feels like ~folding~ when it comes to putting the laundry away.,

    Promising review: "I bought this from a recommendation in a magazine. My child was frustrated with how long it was taking to fold his own laundry and the results were not ideal. This product is a game changer. Perfect folds every time." β€”Auntie

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

    25. A sand-free mat sure to keep your space sand-free and make your day at the beach feel even more like... well, a day at the beach.

    Get it from Amazon for $45.73+ (available in two colors and sizes S–XL).

    26. A Yolk Fish so you feel less like ~cracking~ when a recipe calls for egg-whites only (but IDK, that step has always seemed ~fishy~ to me).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.72+ (available in three styles).

    27. A microwave-safe potato packet to cook your spuds so fast the baked potato will seem archaic.

    Promising review: "It REALLY Works! This cooks a potato in four minutes! I immediately tried it after I got it. I used one large baking potato, followed the instructions, and it came out perfectly! What a handy item. I LOVE that the directions are permanently on each bag for anyone new using it. No more heating up the oven and waiting forever to bake potatoes! This is a GREAT item and I am very happy with this purchase!" β€”lawlf

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    28. A beard bib so you can completely eliminate the awful mess you get in the sink after you shave, which will probably make living with your roommate a slightly less ~hairy~ situation.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four colors).

    29. An onion holder to keep your fingers clear and hold your onion in place while you chop, which can give you at least one less reason to cry while you handle the onion situation.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    30. A silk pillowcase that'll keep your skin from getting those annoying pillow case creases and keep your hair bed-head free while you sleep, so that when you post your next, "I woke up like this" photo, you will honestly have woken up like this.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this pillowcase. After sleeping on a silk pillowcase, I don't think I could ever go back to sleeping on regular cotton pillowcases. I bought it for my hair because I used to wake up with really straw-like hair, especially when I showered the night before. Now that I have this pillowcase, I no longer have this issue. I wake up with very smooth hair in the morning!" β€”akelle12

    Get it from Amazon for $25.90+ (available in 27 colors and six sizes).

    31. And a temperature-controlling mug because after getting this much stuff done you're gonna deserve the perfect cup of whatever you want, at whatever temperature you want, whenever you want it.

    Promising review: "I am a tea fiend. And as a proper tea drinker, I like to sip my tea slowly and at very hot temperatures; but with regular mugs after five minutes my tea gets cold. Enter this mug. It's the godsend I didn't know I wanted and now can't live without. It keeps your beverage hot for the perfect drinking experience. You can also download the app and control the temperature from your phone; you even get to customize the light color. If you like to experience joy in your life, I highly recommend this!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95 or grab a more traditional mug warmer for $10.99.

    Me, giving myself a hand for a million jobs well done.


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    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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