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

    A retro beach umbrella, hoodie hangers, dog bubble window, and 38 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 nose wax kit for anyone who is fully aware of how painful tweezing nose hairs is. If you want a practically painless system that'll let you breathe easy (literally) THIS is it!

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    Pulling nose hair straight from the root will give you results that can last up to FOUR weeks! With this kit you'll have 100 grams of nose wax beads, 30 wax applicators, 10 mustache protectors, a measuring cup, and 15 paper cups at your disposal.

    Promising review: "I highly recommend this product. The instructions were super easy to follow and it worked perfectly! I was a little nervous to pull the sticks out once the two minutes were up, however it didn't even hurt. I expected it to hurt momentarily and my eyes to water, but neither was true! If you wanna get rid of them pesky nose hairs...snag this product!!!" —Julie J.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A market cart made of recycled canvas and bamboo to snag when you finally accept that a "granny cart" is genuinely smart. Get one this good lookin' and you won't have to avoid eye-contact with the sorry shoppers who are still carrying their bags all the way back to their apartments.

    Canvas bag with nautical rope closure. It is attached to a wooden cart frame with white rubber wheels on the back.
    Wandering Sol

    This spiffy small biz is based in Sydney, Australia. I found them while on a tireless search for a good looking market cart. I'm telling you, this is the best of the best! The fact that their darling products are also responsibly sourced and made with recycled materials is icing on the cake. Head over to Wandering Sol's website for more info on all these gorgeous goods!

    Get it from Wandering Sol Co on Etsy for $179.71

    3. A pack of hoodie hangers that'll make hanging up hoodies faster and thus, convince you to actually hang up your hoodies. I spend all summer hiding in my AC and have a *literal* hoodie basket because I refuse to hang them up. This product is...a need.

    Venalli Builds

    Owner Nick runs this small biz in Overland Park, Kansas. Check out the shop to find a handful of other clever life hack products.

    Promising review: "These are a great addition for my teenage kids' closet. They have so many sweatshirts that used to be strewn about on the floor instead of hanging in the closet. These hangers make it easy for them to actually hang up their sweatshirts! The hangers are strong and well made." —Rebecca Scanlon

    Get them from Venalli Builds on Etsy for $15+ (available in a pack of five or 10 and in four colors).

    4. A box of washing machine cleaning tablets to dissolve residue and make your washing machine actually smell fresh, which is a big deal when you haven't washed your machine since...you bought it.

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    Promising review: "Our new LG washer gets a stinky smell every so often so I bought these tabs. I put one in a month on the clean tub setting and it eliminates the odor. I just made a T-chart with a permanent marker on the box for the months and add an X when I put the tab in for the month. This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great." —akkeber

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.78.

    5. A mesh washing bag that's gonna protect the delicate clothing you've started purchasing as you've gotten older. It turns out cashmere is worth the splurge, especially when you invest in products that keep it feeling extra fine after being washed!

    Closeup of mesh bag
    Tani USA

    This is intended to be filled loosely and works best with only one or two products. Zip your delicates into this and add it to the wash on the gentle cycle. Voila! Clean clothes that weren't ruined in the wash!

    Promising review: "I love this product and will order more in the future." —Jeffrey C.

    Get it from Tani USA for $15.

    6. A retro beach umbrella to add some charm to your beach day *and* protect your skin from cooking under the summer sun. IDK why we humans forget that bringing shade to the beach is a good idea, but I imagine an umbrella this cute is sure to help remind us!

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    Promising review: "This is great quality, decently priced, and beautiful. I bought these for my pop-up beach picnic business and they are simply amazing. I can’t say enough good things about them. The quality is superb, they were the cherry on top of my full setup." —JJM310

    Get it from Amazon for $80.99+ (available in five colors).

    7. A six-port outlet that SWIVELS, meaning you can actually use the outlet behind your sofa! Which is great news when everything you own seems to need an outlet these days.

    Amazon

    This even has two USB ports. Bless.

    Promising review: "The swivel feature on this outlet extender is pretty cool. In addition to increasing the number of outlets (six instead of the usual two), the rotating sockets allow you to plug things into tight spaces. There are others just as good for that purpose for less, but this one is more versatile. I also love that it has a built-in surge protector and green and red lights let you know the status." —Cat Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $18.93.

    8. A preventative spider and ant spray – it's water-based and formulated with a no-stain solution of peppermint and lemongrass, which means it's gonna be safe to use anywhere you'd rather not have the ants come marching in.

    Person spraying shelves of packaged food in a grocery store
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this stuff, it smells great and works well. We get ants in our mailbox. I spray this in there maybe once a week and it keeps them away. I also spray it around the doors and around my dog's food. He doesn't mind it and again, it smells great!" —Misty

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    9. A dry brush set you can get if you've dipped your toes into skincare TikTok and are finally ready to dive deep into a luxurious exfoliating bathing routine.

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    This set includes two rough bristled brushes, a small one for hands, face, neck, and feet and a larger one for the rest of the body. It includes exfoliating gloves and a handle extension to brush hard-to-reach areas.

    Promising review: "I have used many brushes from different brands in the past. This is definitely my favorite. I received this as a gift and I can’t say enough about it. It's perfect for the winter months. I use self tanners and I occasionally spray tan. This product is perfect for getting all the dead skin off!! Definitely a beauty recommendation!!" —Jo.DeAngelo

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    10. A washable sponge – it's gonna be a game-changer in your kitchen. Replace your yucky, disposable sponges with *one* of these reusable picks and simply wash it when it gets gross. You're about to save money aaand add an earth-friendly option to your dishwashing routine.

    A sponge with a floral design and mesh overlay sits in a wooden bowl
    Marley's Monsters

    Marley's Monsters is an eco-friendly essentials shop in Eugene Oregon. Owner Sarah Dooley has products ranging from reusable "paper" towels to coffee filters to bowl covers...and that's just a handful of the kitchen products! There are also finds for bath and body, baby, and the home.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this sponge. I love that it's reusable and it does a better job of cleaning pots and pans than a disposable sponge." —Kristina Babinski

    Get it from Marley's Monsters on Etsy for $12+ (available in four colors).

    11. An odor-neutralizing candle that'll rid your apartment of the smells your fur child leaves behind, rather than just covering them up with some frilly florals.

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    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. I get each new sent every season, because they are 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 28 scents).

    12. A bottle of hard water booster powder for when you start to realize that washing something doesn't always make it look clean.

    Reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This seems to work really well in our dishwasher. The dishwasher was starting to leave a white film on everything and smell bad. I started using this along with the maximum or ultimate (I can't remember which right now, and I'm too lazy to go check) all-in-one Finish detergent pods, and it's been working great and getting the dishes clean. Also, we have well water." —Carole

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    13. A window fly trap that'll get rid of pesky house flies in an efficient and sanitary way, sparing you the time and effort it takes to hunt them down one by one.

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    Promising review: "Gross yet effective. We live in the country with animals so we have lots of flies. I did not want to hang a fly trap but caved when I saw this. I feel it’s not as noticeable as others and is easy to hide and works very well. Easy to hang and does not leave a sticky residue when removed." —Tina

    Get a pack of 12 pieces from Amazon for $7.64.

    14. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover, that's gonna save wine drunk you from those merlot-induced headaches.

    Reviewer image of glass of red wine with a bottle of Drop It, along with a caption explaining that it's been working
    amazon.com

    Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you'll be g2g!

    Promising review: "For many years, I have been that friend who always says 'no thanks, I can't drink wine.' Even one small small glass would give me the worst migraine. So I gave up. Several weeks ago, I happened across an ad for Drop It and thought I might as well give it a shot. I took a big risk the day it arrived and had two huge glasses of red wine that I knew would give me a massive migraine the next day. It just so happened I had a midterm that next morning too — and so the stakes were high. I woke up feeling fantastic. Since then I have repeated the experiment (to make sure it wasn't a fluke) and found that no matter how much wine I drink, as long as I use the drops, I don't have a migraine the next day. I'm so pleased to have found something that makes wine drinking possible and enjoyable again! I have nothing but great things to say about the product. It's easy to use and very discreet. I visited some friends last week and we spent a few hours at a wine bar. It was easy to add my drops. I took a small taste of the wine before adding the drops and found that it did not alter the taste at all. Thanks for a great product and a great buying experience. I will be back for more." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets designed to clean your machine while it runs naturally, makin' it sparkle and shine without you spending time scrubbing!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    16. A set of wad-free pads for keeping your bedsheets from tangling in the wash. No one has time to dry their sheets twice. Get this and keep those laundry clods from wasting precious drying time!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet
    Amazon

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. And 5% of profits are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. A moisture meter you can place deep down into the soil to know exactly how much water your plant is getting. Under- and overwatering is a thing of the past, people!

    amazon.com, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    I love having this tool in my home! I jumped on the 2020 plant trend fast and have filled my home with tons of botanicals (that all have different watering schedules). The meter tells you if a plant is being over-watered or under-watered right down to the root, which is very necessary for a plant parent (who used to be a plant murderer) like myself.

    Promising review: "This item is great. I can check how wet my plants are down where the roots are. So no more over watering! It is very accurate. This works great!!" —Terri Carlson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two colors).

    18. A ceramic soap dish that's made to order and ingeniously designed with a drainage spout that'll drip extra water straight into your sink, keeping it from building up at the bottom of the dish.

    The dish holding a bar of soap and placed with the spout over the edge of a surface
    Kim Hau Ceramics / Etsy

    Artist Kim Hau hand makes these stunning pieces in Denver, Colorado. There are several individual pieces available (and I want all of them, it's a bother) and the custom soap dishes are a best seller on Etsy!

    Promising review: "I love this soap dish! I bought some handmade soap at a farmers market and wanted a soap dish for it. This one caught my eye because of the sensible drain, the minimalist design, and the matte black glaze." —Linda Binder

    Get it from Kim Hau Ceramics on Etsy for $40 (available in four colors).

    19. A fridge deodorizer that's gonna be effective for up to six months *and* it claims to keep your produce fresh longer. Just looking at this makes my leftover-filled fridge feel fresher! My sad box of baking soda is about to be displaced.

    The deodorizer on a kitchen fridge shelf
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is an awesome product. Despite our refrigerator’s filter, the ice in the open bin in the freezer was developing odors. This is so much better than baking soda. I can’t believe the difference. The product itself doesn’t seem to have an odor; it just neutralizes the freezer smell so that there is no smell at all. We had even purchased a new ice bin thinking the old bin was the problem. I wish I had figured out this cheaper solution first. I hope it’s still available when it’s time to replace!" —Marell

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    20. A cushion support panel to bring life back into the sofa you've been living on the last year. Slouchy cushions are totally not trending.

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    Think of this as a thick foam insert you can place on the bottom of your cushions to plump them up. Your couch will feel super comfy and look brand-new.

    Promising review: "We have 10-year-old $6,000 Ethan Allen sofas. This product saved us from buying a new sofa!! These absolutely restored my cushions to new! This may seem a little expensive but versus the cost of reupholstered or new, it's worth every penny." —JBlack

    Get them on Amazon for $34.99+ per panel (available in four sizes; each panel fits one cushion).

    21. And an Icelandic wool nesting pad that'll protect your furniture from your pet's paws while looking like a piece of human-grade decor.

    Dog on mid century modern chair with furry pad on top of it
    Sir Dogwood

    This Black- and woman-owned small business based in Chicago. Check out the site for chic leashes/harnesses, sweaters, pet furniture, and more. BTW, Sir Dogwood donates a portion of their monthly sales to One Tail At A Time, a non-profit whose mission is to end pet homelessness.

    Get it from Sir Dogwood for $120.

    22. A canopy to create some shade in your sunny yard without taking away from the open fresh-airy-ness that brought you outside in the first place.

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    You can purchase the hardware set to attach this canopy to your home for $16.99.

    Promising review: "Have had it up for over a month and it is holding up very well to sun, wind, rain, and storms. I take it down when I get enough forewarning of strong storms, but sometimes we've been out of town and it has held up quite well. We roll it up and to the side using the installation kit anchors when we get warning for strong winds. But, like I've said, we've come home after storms to small branches down in the yard, but the sail was good. It does a great job of blocking the sun and cools the house and patio quite nicely from the summer sun." —Ms. Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95+ (available in five sizes and 10 colors).

    23. A youth T-shirt that'll show your babysitter everything your child is willing to eat when you're away.

    White shirt with peanut butter on it
    Shop BuzzFeed

    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $24 (available in sizes XS–XL). 

    24. Under-cabinet lights that are gonna be a cinch to install and make your kitchen look magazine-ready, no matter how old the cabinets are up top.

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    Promising review: "I had my doubts but I thought, what the heck, for the price I'd give them a try. I am in real estate and known as a lighting snob. The first thing I look at in a kitchen is if there is under cabinet lighting. These are so nice (it helps if you have a lip at the bottom of your cabinets). They are a true white, very bright, and I was lucky they were just the length I needed. I just ordered a set and had them shipped to my mom's as her halogen transformer which is buried in a wall, fried and I drives me nuts that the workspace on the counter is dark. I can't wait until I make the 250-mile drive to install them. I may buy more just to use at our listings!" —pauly

    Get a 10' strand with 60 lights from Amazon for $18.78 (you can also get an outlet version).

    25. A hair growth inhibitor said to block your freshly plucked pores, keeping dark, coarse hairs from sprouting back up mere moments after you've removed them.

    Lotion coming out of tube
    Target

    Promising review: "I've been using this lotion for years and I love it! it definitely slows down the hair growth. Before I used this, when I would shave my legs, there would be stubble within 24 hours. Now when I shave it takes two days to come back! Even if it didn't work as a hair inhibitor I would use this for my daily lotion. It smells amazing and is a great moisturizer. I hope they never discontinue this product!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Target for $10.99.

    26. A roll of faux ivy you can easily attach to wire fencing, railing, or a trellis to add a lush look to your yard — no gardening skills needed.

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    Promising review: "This is the second privacy screen I've purchased from Amazon. I have an area in my garden visible from the street. The screen hides all my gardening stuff (i.e. wheelbarrow, buckets, etc.). It truly looks like the real deal!!!" —soooz

    Get a 94-inch x 39-inch roll from Amazon for $54.99+ (available in three sizes).

    27. A subscription to NordVPN – a service that uses an encrypted tunnel of online traffic for extra privacy online. With this, you're able to do things like enter your credit card info while on public Wi-Fi and feel safe and secure while you're at it!

    Illustrated man sits in cloud
    NordVPN

    The application works on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and has apps for iOS, Android, and Android TV. It also has encrypted proxy extensions for Chrome and Firefox. Secure up to six devices!

    Get it from NordVPN for $3.71+/month (available in multiple plans).

    28. A DIY kitty corner you might as well purchase soon, considering your dog *still* thinks the cat's litter box is an afternoon snack. Make this clever door adjustment and Fluffy can finally poop in peace.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I installed this door a couple weeks ago. I love it! I can finally close my bedroom door at night. My kitty took to it right away and she can go in and out as she pleases." —Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    29. A pack of No Cow bars that might actually be safe to bring when you're in charge of your kid's class snack. They're vegan, gluten free, keto, low carb, dairy free, kosher, and more, so as long as pesky peanuts are okay – these treats are a healthy, hearty choice!

    a hand holding one of the bars
    amazon.com

    BTW, you can get 20% off all protein bar variety packs with the code "20BUZZFEED" until 7/30!

    Promising review: "I have been buying No Cow bars in the store for months. I have tried several other bars and most are not diabetic-friendly or taste bad. These No Cow bars are easy on my body while tasting great. There are a wide variety of flavors (and of course there are some favorites) so you don’t have to eat the same flavor every day. This is a great product. When I started buying here on Amazon, I learned how few flavors are stocked in stores. The sampler pack was eye-opening (better said as tastebud-opening)."—AlanCham

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (for a pack of 12, available in 16 flavors)

    30. A pair of thigh-high stockings with a no-slip-grip that'll keep them in place. With these, you can roll with the punches your day has in store, without having to roll your stockings back up.

    Kixies

    Promising review: "LOVE these! I’ve always struggled to find some that actually stay up on my thighs. Every other pair I’ve gotten from other companies roll right down! I've ordered three more pairs already!!" —Taylor W.

    Get them from Kix'ies for $28 (available in sizes A–D which the manufacturer says are suitable for those 90 to 260 pounds).

    31. A tube of Balm Dotcom made with castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax to lock in moisture, give you a touch of color, and create a protective barrier around your lips. With this stuff, you CAN have it all!

    Model wearing balm dotcom in fig
    Glossier

    Check out my colleague's Balm Dotcom review for more info! (#1)

    Promising review: "Honestly, I was skeptical but bought this product because I’m obsessed with figs. I love it; it really melts all the crustiness away and leave you with soft lips." —Mercedes

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

    32. A two-tier cabinet turntable to organize medicine bottles, helping you clearly see what you already have when a cold hits. Grab this and keep yourself from doubling up on the lotions and potions you have stuffed in the back of your cabinets.

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    Promising review: "These are a dream come true. So many of these other lazy Susans are just lazy. This one takes it up 10 notches. It's the valedictorian of Susans. It needs to change it's name because all the other Susans are the meme Susans. This one spins with ease, is so simple to clean, looks great, AND has removable sections. WHAT. Those other ones just don't have that forward thinking. I've bought these for home - my spices, my snacks, my make up. I even bought these for my work and blew people's mind. They had no idea that we could save so much space in our cabinets. They loved them. Then confessed their love to me. Awkwardly but I'll take it. And I'll take more of these. Thank you for changing my life for the better. Never leave me." —Jg

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four styles).

    33. A pair of paper towel hooks, because those upright rolls take up some prime space. You're gonna love having them hang out above your countertops instead.

    A product shot with the hooks attached to a shelf. One hook holds a large paper towel roll and the other holds a small wrapping paper roll.
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a very strong paper towel holder and it's easy to install. It's a good value because it comes with two. I have one in the kitchen and the other in my baby's room. It's very handy when I need to change diaper, wipe my hands, or clean up a mess. I definitely recommend it!" —Yolandacil

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98.

    34. A set of thick velvet slip covers for turning your hand-me-down furniture into a piece worthy of your Instagram persona's perfect aesthetic.

    amazon.com

    FYI, each piece has straps to make sure they don't slip around when you sit.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and love seat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $43.49+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

    35. A BlackLit Cratejoy subscription that'll give avid readers the chance to constantly enjoy new novels by Black authors.

    An example of the books and products received in each monthly box
    Cratejoy

    Each month you'll receive an educator-curated box that includes a brand-new book by an author of color, up to five quality products from Black-owned businesses, and a minimum of five discussion questions that'll help bring thoughtful dialogue into your home.

    Promising review: "Someone gifted me a Black Lit box and I LOVED it! It was well packaged and everything included was great quality. I’m so looking forward to using everything in my box! Also, the box was identity-affirming, and served as a gentle reminder to celebrate myself and other women of color in my village. I would highly recommend this box as a gift to yourself or a special person in your life!" —Paris B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $32.50/month.

    36. A Filtrete under-the-sink water filtration system so you can grab a glass and drink straight from the sink, knowing it's already filtered perfection.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "After people started snatching up bottled water when covid hit, I picked this up as an alternative. I'm really glad I did too. Installation was easy and our water tastes so much better than the straight tap water available to us. Good enough to phase my wife and me away from bottled water altogether. Swapping the filter out is super simple as well. Since it mounts under the sink, it goes completely unnoticed and leaves room for other items. This'll be a mainstay in our home." —Bruce Mathis Jr.

    Get it from Amazon for $43.48.

    37. A caffeinated butt mask that's sure to wake up your skincare routine.

    Model on their back, lifting their legs up to show the mask is on
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I will definitely be investing in more of these masks. I was a bit skeptical to try a mask for my butt (LOL) but I actually felt it work! I felt the firmness and detox! I would recommend trying it, I will be purchasing more for sure. Thumbs up!" —Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    38. A wavesurf shaper to turn rocky, uneven lake waves made by your boat into smooth, curved, and *perfect* ocean-like waves that are primo for surfin'.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Wow, just wow. Surfing with this has made a huge difference!!! I use this on my 2014 Moomba Mobius LSV. I now fill both the rear bags even to 900 lbs. each on both sides and this thing throws a clean long wave to whichever side it's not mounted to. I don't have to list the boat anymore, making it much easier to drive and so much faster to switch riders from different sides. It looks the exact same as the picture shows, and it floats. I've never had it fall off during surfing and even forgot to remove it once and came up to speed 20+ mph before I realized it was still on and it never came loose. It floats so if you accidentally drop it while mounting it you don't have to worry about it sinking to the bottom of the lake. I wish I had bought this long ago!" —Joel

    Get it from Amazon for $249.

    39. A smart keypad you're gonna love...particularly because your #1 skill is *always* forgetting your house keys.

    August Home Smart Keypad
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an excellent device that makes your house keyless and safe. My only negative comment is that it is a surface mounted device that would be EASY to remove and walk away with it. I added an escutcheon that surrounds the keypad that makes it a big deal to remove. Now we have a keyless, safe house." —wood-pro

    Get it from Amazon for $58.45.

    40. A fence window for dogs who take their neighborhood watch shifts very seriously. Put this in your fence so they can keep an eye on everything that's going on in the front yard while you're out.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    This includes everything you need to secure the window and it takes about 15 minutes to set up. All you'll need is a drill/driver, crescent wrench, and a pencil.

    Promising review: "Our dogs love it! Our old fence had gaps for them to see who was I the driveway, but with the new one, no gaps. The doggie windows allow them to see who is pulling up again! Each one took about 10–15 minutes to install. We just used the black ring to trace the inner circle, cut with a jigsaw, marked the holes for the bolts and pre-drill, and used a 10-mm wrench to tighten, not too tight to crack ring or globe plastic. Now they can see us again!" —Summers

    Get it from Amazon for $27.88.

    41. And Acorns, an app that'll help make investing money seriously simple. Let the app do its job and feel free to forget about it — it'll put your spare change from everyday purchases toward stock portfolios, so you can watch your investments grow without any of the work.

    A phone screen showing the Acorns app, which specifies money for investing, spending, and earnings offers
    Acorns

    This even features stores and companies — like Walmart, GrubHub, and Nike — that will give you a percentage back from what you spend, specifically so you can invest it.

    Promising review: "For those new to investing, Acorns is a great app. Just answer a few questions about how you want your portfolio to look — then the app does the hard work for you, and you'll get to watch your money grow over time! You can turn on a feature called 'round up,' which allows you to round all your purchase amounts up to the nearest dollar. Then, the difference is invested for you." —kats469b4463f

    Get the app from Acorns for $3/month.

    The cheers you deserve after a job well done:

    Warner Bros.

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity. 

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