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

    Because there's nothing more satisfying than a (random) job well done.

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    1. An armrest table for anyone who doesn't have the space for a coffee table, or for anyone whose coffee table is covered with too much stuff to use any of the space.

    Promising review: "I didn't know how much I needed this until I got it! It fits securely on my sofa with no sliding around thanks to the backing material. Likewise, the surface of the table portion is slightly 'grippy,' so items placed on it don't slip and slide either. Nothing has fallen off yet, even when jostled. I bought this on a bit of a whim with fairly low expectations and am delighted to say that I was so wrong." —Just Passing Through

    Get it from Amazon for $26.98.

    2. A set of reflective nail foils, because you never thought you wanted your painted nails to look broken, but this colorful stain glass effect will ~shatter~ your expectations.

    Promising review: "My nails are on point. These are awesome. Since I have applied these I've been complimented multiple times on a daily basis and asked where I get my nails done. People even ask how much I would charge to do their nails when they found out I did mine myself." —Julez

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A cleaning goo that's safe to use on electronics and is sure to get every bit of dust in every nook and cranny of your life.

    Promising review: "I initially thought this was a novelty item. However, after using it I realized it was more than a novelty and was impressed and pleased with how well it worked. While I started using this for my keyboards, I have found it very useful on other devices. Specifically, anything that has buttons, small cracks, or crevices is a candidate." —Mark W Matthews PhD

    Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

    4. A foot peel to make you love the skin you're in (and out of).,,

    Promising review: "This stuff really works! I was doubtful but now I’m a believer. Even bought another set. For a family member. We both love them!! I know it sounds gross but I peeled off handfuls of skin" —B. Link

    Get it from Amazon for $17.92.

    5. A dog umbrella to keep your K9 dry while they go on walks in the rain (any pet parent who has tried to get their pooch to poo in the rain knows how great this can really be).

    Promising review: "This little umbrella fits just perfect over my dog. He hates, hates the rain and I know it will help me to get him outside. It is easy to use and does not tangle. Really happy with it." —N. Anderson

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    6. A plush bath flower for keeping your baby comfortable while you wash them until they smell fresh as a daisy.

    Promising review: "This is the only way our preemie baby would allow us to bathe her! It frees up your hands so you can get business done faster and get your babe warm and dry faster which is a plus. She loves splashing around in this in the kiddie pool on a hot day. I'll be buying this for all my pregnant friends!" —V. Munoz

    Get it from Amazon (available in eight colors).

    7. A foot hammock so you can (literally) put your feet up and relax, even when you're at the office.

    Promising review: "What a great invention! I'm in love with this mini office hammock. I have short legs and I'm always looking for a foot rest, because the office foot rests are still too low for me. This holds my feet in just the right place and I feel more relaxed at work!" —Ljitch

    Get it from Amazon for $12.43.

    8. A magic tap to help kiddos get drinks on their own without having to do any heavy lifting, which means you won't have to be crying over spilled milk.

    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! My kids love it and now our milk doesn’t get left on the counter because it never leaves the fridge. It is so easy to attach and to wash. I will never be without one again. I can’t recommend this enough and I can’t wait to get one for my sister and her little kiddos!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    9. An automatic toothpaste dispenser to save counter space and help keep your bathroom clean — it wasn't until you had kids (or that day-drunk roommate) that you realized you needed a fool-proof system for keeping the bathroom sink, counter, and walls toothpaste-free.

    Promising review: "I've never had a product like this, but I decided to give it a try. The problems I hoped this dispenser would address were limited counter space, and messy kids. They had been getting toothpaste all over the sink, on the walls (?? how?), on the mirror, basically all over the place. I had somewhat low expectations, and they were completely exceeded. Not only did it solve all my issues, but it's actually kind of fun to use. The front of the dispenser easily comes off so you can clean the unit if you need to, but it stays on when you're not purposely pulling it apart. It was easily installed on a bathroom mirror. Five stars all day long!" — Sarah H.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A citrus sprayer to help you season with the freshest juice this side of the sun.

    Promising review: "This thing really works! Just roll your lemon a little before cutting to loosen up the pulp membrane in the lemon. It is truly amazing how well the pump sprays the juice!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    11. A water bonnet to keep soap and water out of your little one's eyes and make washing hair easier for older children with sensory stress.,

    Promising review: "My daughter hated bath time because she never wanted to wash her hair. Now that we have this she loves bath time and laughs as she sees the water falling off the hat. It is such a life saver." —deal finder

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

    12. A pack of two purse hooks so you don't have to keep your bags on the floor of the car (we would prefer to avoid ALL types of "roll overs" thank you very much).

    Promising review: "I purchased these so my purse would not tumble off the car seat and so I can hang plastic bags that hold my groceries. I have one facing forward and one facing backwards. I hang my purse on the forward facing one and hang bags on the rear facing one. They worked great." —Mattie

    Get them from Amazon for $5.90.

    13. A collapsable water bottle that will help you save space whenever you go outdoors so you can stay refreshed before you, you know, collapse.

    Promising review: "I like how compact it is for storing in my purse or in the car. The water never tastes like rubber. The bottle doesn't sweat which is a huge plus since I use it mostly at work and I don't have to worry about having a napkin under my bottle. 10/10 would suggest to a friend. When my roommate saw it he ordered one right away!" —TroopAcabra

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

    14. A pump of poo-poori can keep your bathroom from smelling crappy... literally.,

    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves." —SupaD

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. An eye massager that may help ease migraines and act as a source of stress relief for anyone whose tension is not just a weight on their shoulders.

    Promising review: "My job requires me to stare at the computer monitor all day long. My eyes are often stressed at the end of a work day, to the extent that I don't even watch TV anymore. A friend recommended I get this eye massager. It is worth every penny. The soft massaging motion with the smooth fiber touching the eyes releases the stress from my eyes quickly. The massaging motion to the temples and the soothing music is also really helpful. My favorite music is the water dripping sound. The product looks great and is clearly high quality. I am using it every day now and plan to bring it with me when I travel. I would recommend this to anyone who needs an eye massage (and who doesn't need one these days?)." —Linda Peng

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    16. A salad cutter to help you make the best (and easiest) chopped salad of your life.

    Promising review: "I bought this salad cutter to make eating healthy less stressful on myself. With this, it is finally a breeze to come home after a long day of work and cut a salad up without any mess. It cuts perfectly and I can fit so much stuff in with the salad. I definitely recommend." —Tiffaher

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A bag sealer that'll keep your packaged food as fresh as the produce you forgot to get while shopping.

    Promising review: "This is great!!! The trick with this product is that following the directions is a MUST. It works perfectly every time as long as I have followed the instructions provided. It really is a great value. The magnet is brilliant and keeps it handy. I definitely recommend this product!" —Tina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.71.

    18. A shower step — a multi-use tool to hold up your razor, and your leg, so you don't have to be a yogi to manage shaving in the shower.

    Promising review: "I didn't really believe this would stick as advertised but I really hate not having somewhere to rest my foot when shaving in the shower, so I thought I would give it a try. I've had it for two months now and it is still solid as a rock. It functions great and even has a place to store your razor. All in all, this does exactly what it said it would do and I have no complaints." —lagerfox

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    19. An ice roller for calming red and puffy areas around your face, or giving yourself some relaxing self-care anytime you really need to ~chill.~

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for something to use for facial swelling in the morning and to help soothe my frequent bad headaches/occasional severe migraines. Honestly this roller has saved me during migraines. I thought it might be too hard when frozen but it feels amazing. It rolls smoothly over my head, face, and neck and I find it really soothing. My medication wasn’t touching my headache last night but the roller brought me relief. I kept it on hand for over an hour rolling my temples, cheek bones, and neck. It never began to feel warm, no condensation dripping so it didn’t make my hair wet as I rolled those parts of my head. I’m really impressed!! Ordering one for my sister and father next." —Cannon Family

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    20. A set of four stemware savers so you don't ~crack~ under the pressure when washing fragile items.

    Simply clip this to your cup and put the hollow base through the dishwasher posts to make sure your fragile glasses are snug inside the dishwasher and not bumping up against your dishes while being washed.

    Promising review: "Due to a stupidly inefficient top rack design on my dishwasher, it was impossible to wash stem ware without them being broken. They would tip over and chip, and I had to put them sideways, which took up most of the area for glasses. These little wonders are fabulous. I can now wash several wine glasses at the same time as bowls, milk glasses, and mugs. Whoever thought these up is a genius. They are flexible and sturdy. You bend the tether according to the height of the glass, put the little gripper around the stem, then slide the other end over one of the spikes in the rack. Voila." —Tony Leland

    Get them from Amazon for $13.80.

    21. A waterproof mattress protector you're gonna thank yourself for when those midnight "accidents" are able to be cleaned up and forgotten by morning.

    This mattress protector isn't messing around. It has over 21,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "My wife went into labor a year and a half ago and that labor went very quickly... so quickly that she ended up giving birth on our bed in the presence of EMTs. We then went to the hospital where I stayed overnight with my wife and new baby girl. The next day, once things had calmed down, I went home to clean up before they came home. For those who have witnessed or gone through child birth, you know what a mess I arrived to. For those who haven't, suffice it to say that there are many different types of fluids present, and a lot of them. Let's just say I was fully expecting to be purchasing a new mattress. To my amazement, once I'd bagged our sheets and this mattress pad, our mattress was perfectly fine. I bought another one immediately and will continue to use this brand as long as it exists. I challenge anyone to put it through a more rigorous test. I'm positive it can stand up to some sweat or your child's pee in the middle of the night. I could have posted a pic but it's better for everyone if I don't." —Kevin C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in six sizes).

    22. A magnetic work band to help you get a ~grip~ and not lose your mind over grabbing scattered screws and bolts.

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my dad, we own an electrical company and he often is caught holding screws in between his lips while on ladders and such. I figured this would be a great idea because who the heck wants screws in their mouth?? Yuck, not me. I have also used it and it works fantastically. It holds screws and nails very well, and I can fit approximately 20 screws on it at once. This was a very good buy." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $10.45.

    23. A leather belt punch that'll let you keep your favorite accessories looking ~tight.~

    Promising review: "I would give this more stars if I could! This is a very good leather hole punch indeed. It works great, no problems with it at all, and I am very happy with my decision to get it! I highly recommend this! —Turtledove

    Get it from Amazon for $21.98.

    24. A strainer lid pot — it's gonna save you counter space and time, so you no longer have the added ~strain~ when you're straining.

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this pan. I thought it was a bit gimmicky when I purchased it a year ago, but it called to me and we do make a lot of pasta, so I decided to give it a try. It is so nice to be able to drain the pasta right in the pot without getting another dish dirty or trying to juggle a pan in one hand and a hand-held strainer in the other. This pan has held up remarkably well. The light weight, vivid color, time saving, and great price make this two thumbs up. I just wish I needed one in every color!" —kemilie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.66+ (available in seven colors).

    25. A tumbler handle, basically a seatbelt for your soda. It will keep even your biggest gulps snug and safe inside your cupholder.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two sizes and 18 colors).

    26. And a stress relieving zit popping toy so you can relieve your stress in the most satisfying (and sure, disgusting) way possible.

    Get it from Pop it Pal for $19.99 (available in peach and brown).

    When my bank account realizes I can absolutely justify buying every one of these things.


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

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