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

    A chandelier cleaner, LED nail dryer, weighted bracelets, and 26 other products that'll solve everyday (and not so everyday) problems.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A drip dry cleaner so you can get your chandelier shining with just a spritz of spray. There's no need to take the dang thing down and clean each individual crystal any longer! The future is now.

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible. There's no smell, it's a super easy application, and it gives instant results. You could see the dirt dripping down the chandelier...gross. I will definitely be buying this again. I recommend putting plastic underneath with a sheet or paper towels on top to absorb the drip. I’ve attached a before and after one application photos (seen above)." —kmw

    Get it from Amazon for $21.25.

    2. A pair of adjustable hiking poles sure to make you the most agile four-legged creature on the forest floor (by protecting your knobby knee joints from extra pressure on uneven terrain).,

    These are made with lightweight aluminum. They have anti-shock features and padded wrist straps for comfort. BTW, each pole comes with two rubber tips, two spares, a carbide tip (built into each pole) and two mud baskets — you're gonna be covered no matter the terrain!

    Promising review: "I am so glad I bought these. I'm fairly new to hiking and now understand why so many people use these. I did a hard hike before buying these and overworked my knees climbing up/down and over rocks on the mountain. I then went on a hike after buying these and I'm so glad I did. These were very helpful in taking the pressure off my knees. The spring function they have is nice. I also like the different attachments for different types of ground that come with it." —Cathleen

    Get them from Amazon for $21.99 (available in three colors).

    3. A jingle string, so your pup can ask to be let out (with far less barking) when nature calls.

    A bulldog standing in front of a bell chain that is hanging from a doorknob

    Promising review: "We got this bell for our Australian cattle dog puppy so he wouldn’t scratch our wood door. He’s figured out to ring the bell to go out with his nose and we love it. It takes time and patience to train most any dog to use a bell, but it's so very worth it in the end. This bell has an adjustable length to accommodate any height pup and the bells are a soft jingle instead of a harsh ringing, which we can still hear from other rooms but it doesn’t deafen us if we are in be same room as the bells. This has saved our wood door! " —Krista

    Get it from Chewy for $10.49 (available in two colors).

    4. A Social Video Pro online course from BuzzFeed and The New School that'll give you the skills you need to put all these TikTok celebrities to shame. Who *really* knows what an interior crocodile alligator is anyway?

    A model holding up a dress and filming a video using their phone on a stand
    Social Video Pro

    Not sure if this is what you're looking for? You can try a sample course for free!

    To learn more about how it works, check out my BuzzFeed coworker's breakdown of the process.

    Get one course from Social Video Pro for $180 (or five courses for $600).

    5. A neck hammock that'll attach to your door to give your neck the solid stretch it needs — perking up your posture and helping get rid of neck and shoulder pain while it's at it!


    Promising review: "My husband suffers from chronic neck and back pain from his job so I decided to buy him a neck hammock to see if it would help him. This is made of quality material. My husband tried it out and he immediately felt relief from the tension on his neck and back. He said there was like an instant pull/stretch going down from his neck to his back and it felt SO GOOD!!!! It felt so good he said he could fall asleep there! LOL. I would recommend this for anyone who has neck and back problems." —iluvsasa

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    6. An elevated stainless-steel baking and cooling rack for anyone who wants to take their cooking skills to the next level, literally.

    An action shot of a baking pan being pulled out of the oven. It is full of vegetables and the wire rack is preventing the veggies from touching the bottom of the pan

    Promising review: "These are great quality! They're great for cooling or heating. The cooling rack won't tip over on you. I've used them for cooling cupcakes and used them to finish up my coated chicken wings – it gets them up off the baking sheet and helps bake the sauce on nicely. These should last a lifetime as they are truly great quality! I am not one to take the time to do many detailed reviews but this product is worth it." —DLM MI

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    7. A clever storage cube so you can keep 96 pens, pencils, markers, brushes, and other tiny tools upright and organized.,

    Promising review: "I love everything about this. It's perfect for my desk. I'm an artist, and I bought two for all my markers. It's lightweight, very classy-looking, and the price is great. I put one on each end of my desk. They're small but hold so many markers or pencils." —Sherrie Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $7.96.

    8. An avocado oil SPF 30 that'll blend in with dark skin, helping you avoid chalky buildup while still protecting your skin from the sun. Plus, this stuff is super moisturizing!

    A model putting a drop of the sunscreen on their finger

    Promising review: "This is the only sunscreen that hasn’t given me a white cast! It absorbs and clears with no ashy look! I’ve already been through two tubes. I love this product!" —Anon

    Get it from Target for $15.99.

    9. A reusable silicone food bag with an air-tight seal you can use to replace all the plastic bags in your place. This can be used to store leftovers, heat up food in the microwave, or simply to pack a lunch.

    A lifestyle shot of the plastic baggies holding apple slices and a sandwich

    You can also use it for sous vide and throw them in the dishwasher when you're done!

    Promising review: "I've tried a LOT of reusable bags as there are a lot of options out there all using a variety of materials. The fabric ones just get gross over time. The vinyl ones are hard to clean and aren't usually dishwasher safe. There are other silicone ones that need a separate rod to close them that you can easily lose. This one is the most simple and easy to use. No separate pieces to lose. They can withstand any temperature in the /microwave/dishwasher/whatever. And if they get gunky they are very easy to clean and I trust that they aren't hiding gross crumbs in any of the crevices." —Megan A.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    10. A foot cream that's sure to save your skin when dryness, smelliness, or sweatiness has you feeling de-feet-ed.

    Three review photos of the same foot. The first photo shows a very dry, cracked heel with lots of dead skin and the second photo shows far less dryness, with a little dry skin. The third photo has almost no dryness and a slight amount of dry skin.

    Read all about this cult favorite foot cream to find out if it's right for you.

    Promising review: "I'm honestly quite surprised by this product. I have pretty nasty feet, especially at the heels. I normally use the cheese grater tool on my heels and the balls of my feet every few weeks and, while that works, it usually leaves my heels a bit sensitive after use. I'm on week two of using this foot cream (after seeing it on a TV commercial) and I have to say, the results are pretty amazing. My heels are healing and, while I still have some thick and rough skin on the heels, it's been dramatically reduced. My heels actually look somewhat healthy." —The Penguin

    Get it from Amazon for $9.63.

    11. A sun visor clip so you can keep your glasses, cards, or registration in an easy-to-grab spot.

    A shot of the sun visor clip being used to hold two pairs of sunglasses and a different photo of it holding onto two credit cards

    Promising review: "!! I am in love with these! Not only do they look good but both my glasses fit very well in the holder. I am so very happy! I had no trouble clipping it to my visor. I drive a Dodge Journey and the clip fits very well. I have driven around town and have not had any trouble with it slipping or falling down. Each holds two glasses without trouble. I totally recommend this item!" —Jule

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    12. A fool-proof meal subscription service complete with instructions and accurate cooking times for meals you make yourself, including protein packs and oven-ready meals when you'd rather not read a recipe.

    A bowl of meatballs, peas, and potatoes
    Home Chef / Via

    Get it from Home Chef for $6.99+/serving.

    13. A bug bite suction tool that'll remove the venom from any stings and help reduce itchiness, pain, and swollen skin.


    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived on Monday and on Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm. I used this little tool (three times, per the instructions) and documented with photos. Immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. A canvas backpack you can put on your pooch if you decide it's *their* turn to hold their own poop bags for once. TBH this thing has so many pockets they can carry just about anything they'd need!

    gabsthegolden, Cora

    Promising review: "This is an awesome pack! It looks fantastic and it's good quality — the zippers aren't weak and it has wide pockets. Our foster boy was happy to have this on. The straps were a little long but once adjusted we just tucked them in and...voila! I've had both strangers and friends constantly ask where we got it because it looks so great!" —DelgadoATX

    Get it from Chewy for $32.98.

    15. A folding step stool – it's gonna save the day when your holiday decor, extra bedding, or secret snack stash happens to be stored juuuust out of reach.

    A product image showing the step stool in use, where the model uses the top handle as a brace for their knee

    Promising review: "I purchased this to match my white closet system and it allows me to reach bags, shoes, and luggage that I store up high. I am disabled and this ladder is very sturdy and I trust it completely when I’m on the top step. It’s lightweight and it locks into place when unfolded. I would recommend this to anyone." —Me, my 5 and you

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    16. A pair of catheter briefs that'll keep tubing and pouches secure without looking bulky under your clothes, making everyday tasks far easier.

    Cath Wear

    Promising review: "This was the only product I was able to find to help deal with having a nephrostomy bag/figure out how to wear somewhat normal clothing comfortably. I ordered an XL but it fits loosely so I would probably have been comforting with a L. There are areas with hook and loops to secure tubing, which helps me feel more confident that everything stays in place. The material is comfortable and doesn't add a lot of bulk. I would recommend this product to anyone dealing with a catheter or nephrostomy." —Elizabeth Smyder

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99 (available in unisex sizes XS–2XL).

    17. A BuzzFeed Birchbox filled with hair and skincare products that are sure to make you feel fab.

    A shot of the packaging with several different bottles, bags, and tubes of product on display

    This includes a foundation primer, a moisturizing mask, a probiotic whipped cream, a texturizing finishing spray, a liquid liner, an oil primer, a cleansing mask, a hair mask, and a pen-like lip color.

    My BuzzFeed coworker goes into detail about every product in the box – read all about it!

    Get it from BuzzFeed x Birchbox for $62.

    18. An odor-neutralizing candle to save your apartment from the smells of your beloved four-legged friend.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I'm in a small apartment with multiple litter boxes and two particularly well-fed cats. These candles were recommended to me by a coworker when I brought up the stress of keeping my place smelling fresh. They are now the only candles I buy, and the only thing I need to keep my home from smelling like pets. I firmly believe they are the best odor control around.

    Promising review: "I have multiple dogs in the house and am always concerned that it smells like that to visitors even cleaning everyday. I have use other candles and melts that add a pleasant smell to the underlying odor, but these candles do better. I have been able to leave the house for hours and when I first open the door, on my return, I don't smell dog. We recently had a house full of people (many of them pet parents) over for Christmas dinner and it was actually commented 'Your house smells really nice. How do you keep the dog smell out?' I laughed and told them I was just wondering if the candles were working. I guess I got the BEST answer." —LLL Texas

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 23 scents).

    19. A bidet, because when you realize that washing your bottom after using the bathroom makes even more sense than washing your hands, you're never gonna want to wipe with that dry, wasteful, less-efficient toilet paper ever again.


    Promising review: "I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think 2019 is going to be the year of the happy BM!" —Natalie D.

    Get it from Tushy for $69 (available in two colors).

    20. A stunning auxetic mesh chair for anyone who has finally realized investing in their home office is really worth it. This piece of eco-friendly furniture (that's literally made from 10 pounds of plastic waste) provides flexible and form-fitting support. Your spine is worth it.


    I have this very chair in my own home office! I live in a small apartment, so having pieces of furniture I can use in multiple ways is crucial. This is lightweight and TBH so comfortable I feel like it's lying to me. There's no reason an upright chair should feel this good, but it does! It's lightweight, which makes it easy to move around my place, and the design works in every room. I use it in my office, as extra seating in my living room, and when I sit at my table for dinner.

    Get it from Noho for $375 (available in two colors).

    21. A Kindle Paperwhite sure to make carrying dozens of novels around so convenient, you just might find electronic books the ~write~ way to read from now on.

    A person reading a Kindle from inside their car

    Promising review: "I've owned and enjoyed most Amazon readers over the last 10 years and have never had any complaint with any of the devices. The last generation Kindle Paperwhite was a superior device, as was the Kindle Voyage. This Paperwhite seems to take the best of both and create a master device that exceeds the expectations for both. I've had my new Paperwhite for several weeks now and I've come to the conclusion that Amazon may have great difficulty finding a way to make it better next time. Is it really that good? I think it's nothing short of a masterpiece." —R. Dennis Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    22. An acrylic wall calendar — a unique piece of decor that'll ~clearly~ keep you organized.

    A lifestyle shot of the massive wall calendar hanging up in a home office

    Includes a dry erase marker and three hanging options.

    Promising review: "This calendar is very lightweight but still feels strong. After having dates and info on the calendar for about a month the old ink wipes off easily just using my finger. The large space at the bottom is also a plus! I definitely recommend this!!" —Thezombiebrogamer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in two colors).

    23. A peg system drawer insert for making your junk drawers look like a minimalist masterpiece.

    A display of the pegs inside a drawer, organizing pots, lids, and canisters

    Promising review: "I have a very large and deep kitchen drawer. This allows me to put a full eight-setting china set in the drawer. It is happens to match the maple interiors of my cabinets and that is a visual plus. We had to cut it down to fit but that was fairly easy. I bought two and will most likely use the second to organize storage containers and mixing bowls." —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in three sizes).

    24. An LED nail dryer you can invest in to start giving yourself salon-quality manicures at free hundred dollars a piece.,

    Promising review: "This is awesome and very pretty! My daughter and I had such a fun girls' night doing our nails with this lamp. I was impressed and wowed when we found out it had an auto detect sensor. It's so simple to use and I love the white pearl finish. It's beautiful and works well. We used it for 30-second intervals for each coat of polish and sealed the top for a minute and half. No regrets here. I love that a whole hand fits and it's still not nearly as bulky as the ones at the nail salons." —Starkiss22

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in three styles).

    25. A set of temperature-regulating sheets so after weeks of tossing and turning from sleeping too hot, you're finally gonna say, "Sleeping? No sweat!", My Sheets Rock

    I got these sheets for my guest bed – my living room runs really hot in the summer and I wanted sheets that'd keep guests cool. But after sleeping on them once, I knew I needed a set for myself. I sleep hot and these were exactly what I needed to keep my body heat at bay when I sleep. I now have multiple sets because, much like a beloved childhood blanket, I can't sleep without these.

    Get them from My Sheets Rock for $139+ (available in eight colors and seven sizes).

    26. A pair of weighted bracelets that'll increase your workouts, or even just your walks.


    Promising review: "I love these wrist weights, they take my workouts to the next level. They are easily adjustable and so far they haven’t been slipping. I also like that they are narrow enough to fit on my wrist with Fitbit." —Lily

    Get them from Amazon for $37.96 (available in five colors and two weights).

    27. A tool stand sure to organize your yard tools so well, you might actually be able to fit your car in the garage for once.

    A lifestyle shot of the stand holding several different shovels, rakes, and other gardening tools

    Promising review: "Having recently renovated my garage, I needed tool storage in one of the corners and found this rack. The price and size were just right. What surprised me was the large amount of stuff I was able to easily store. It is a well-designed tool stand and so easy to place and remove the stored items. Despite a small footprint, it is quite stable. The different size and shape of the tool slots really work like charm for most any item. Putting it together takes seconds and moments later the clutter is gone like magic. No drilling, no hammering, no hardware, no brackets. Nothing quite compares to this. It has made a big difference for little cost." —William

    Get it with casters from Amazon for $48.

    28. A wedge pillow you might realize is a true necessity after spending more time at home. This fluff-filled "multitool" can prop you up when you're working from your bed, ease pain in your legs by elevating them, even help you breathe easy at night if you suffer from heartburn.

    A model leaning against the vertical wedge pillow in bed

    Promising review: "Sitting in the bed can be luxurious unless you are sliding down or pillows are going between the mattress and the bed. These pillows elevated me enough to comfortably knit for hours and kept any pillows from their normal disappearing act." —Williamettia Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

    29. And finally, a smart trashcan so convenient, efficient, and high-tech the only thing you'll have to worry about is Oscar the Grouch wanting to move in.

    A product shot of the trashcan with animated graphics of the motion sensor, button closure, finger print resistance, non-skid base, ring liner, soft close, long lasting battery, and two-year warranty

    Did I think I needed a smart trashcan before this moment? No. Have I been wrong all this time? Yes.

    Promising review: "If you've always wanted to believe in your Jedi powers, then look no further than this trash can. A simple wave of the hand (or powerful thought) is all it takes to open this up. And if you want it to close, just walk away! Aside from its super powers, it is also very sturdy, a perfect size, and it's super easy to clean." —Mrs. Ari

    Get it from Amazon for $71.99+ (available in two sizes).

    When you realize these products actually do what they say they will:


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