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    54 Things That'll Do Jobs You Probably Didn't Even Know Needed To Be Done In 2021

    A booster seat diaper bag, anti-fog spray, pasta measuring tool, and 51 other products we found in 2020 that'll solve everyday and not-so-everyday problems in 2021.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 customized 3D framed poster or set of wall prints you can have made of all favorite photos, giving your gallery wall a fab, futuristic boost.

    2. A squirting spoon with a squeezable silicone pouch that's gonna make feeding your baby pureed meals cleaner and easier both at home and on-the-go.

    Baby being spoon fed with squeezable spoon with food inside

    3. A booster seat diaper bag — a classic diaper bag that transforms into a secure seat (including chair straps) so your kiddo can sit up at the table and thus, off of your lap, when you're out and about. Even when used as a seat, the hollow center can be filled with all the things you need throughout your day.

    4. An elasticity repair hair treatment for anyone who has fried their hair with chemical treatments and heat tools. This quinoa-rich solution repairs hair right at the cuticle, making hair color look shinier, reducing split ends, and strengthening strands right at their core.

    Several tubes of product being held in a handful

    5. 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!

    6. 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

    7. A maternity bodysuit that'll give you a chance to throw on something a little spicier than the hospital diapers you've been rockin' postpartum. The best part? You'll be able to wear this *while* also feeding a tiny human from your body.

    8. A car trash can sure to save the day (and your upholstery) from suckers, soda bottles, and all the other sticky substances your kids sneak into the car.

    Collapsable fabric trash bin with handles wrapped around passenger seat and sealed top

    9. A water-gel SPF 35 — a daily formula that's hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, and works great under makeup. Is your skin gonna be the envy of all your sunburnt besties? Why yes, yes it is.

    10. Or an avocado oil SPF 30 specifically designed to 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

    11. A pack of dander reducing wipes that'll help your kitto have a clean coat this winter without any bath time drama.

    12. A magnetic visual timer to help kids see how much time they have left to work on homework, clean their room, be in the bath, etc. This is here to keep your home from being filled with the shrill cries of "Are we done yet?!" every 32 seconds.

    Reviewer's timer on fridge with red space indicating 10 minutes to go

    13. A pack of five produce bags made with a washable 100% cotton material, so you can carry produce in the grocery store, wash it in the sink at home, and keep it organized in the fridge — all while keeping it in one bag.

    14. A pocket-sized Tile Mate — using your smartphone, these trackers are gonna "ring" to help figure out where you last left your purse, keys, wallet...basically whatever you hook them to! I can't even remember where I've left my lunch most days. Time to buy this.

    Trinket dish with Tile hooked on set of keys

    15. A bag of strawberry peanuts that'll satisfy all your PB&J cravings, whether you're trying out a low carb life or simply want a protein-filled snack that is *ridiculously* delicious.

    16. A menstrual cup with a flat design that'll last up to 12 hours. You'll even be able to keep it in during intercourse! Science just made this the best time in history to be a person with a menstrual cycle. Period.

    A person holding the flexible cup applicator in the palm of their hand

    17. A splurge-worthy Samsung Frame for those of us who don't want quality wall space taken over by a big blank screen. With this, you just happen to get a luxury television while you're at it.

    18. A car headrest pillow to save your neck from the awkward nap angles you usually end up in during long road trips. Don't let neck pain put a kink in your future travel plans!

    A person sleeping in the car with two headrest bumpers on either side of their head

    19. A fabric defuzzer that'll clean up sweaters, sofas, and other aging fabrics that have been a real ~pill~ lately.

    A reviewer's before-and-after image of the side of their sofa. The armrest was scratched with fabric pulled and after using the defuzzer it looks brand new.

    20. An Instant Pot magnetic cheat sheet you can stick right on your machine, giving you a helpful source that's far more reliable than asking Alexa for recipe directions every step of the way.

    An Instant Pot with the cheat sheet on the side showing pasta, seafood, pork, beans, and vegetable timing

    21. A USB cord bracelet great for vacations or for anyone who seems to need a charge at a moment's notice.

    22. A multi-tier drinking fountain — it's gonna help keep your cat hydrated, because cats' instincts tell them that moving water is cleaner than still water. This thing looks great, is whisper-quiet, and even dishwasher-safe!

    A calico cat drinking from a two-tiered fountain that is plugged into a wall

    23. A nose butter that'll soothe your dog's schnoz if it gets dry or cracked this winter.

    24. An oven thermometer for folks who find their rental's ancient oven finicky at best. Use this for making sure you know the *actual* temperature, preventing any further cooking fails — courtesy of your oven.

    A round thermometer with top hook and stand sitting on an oven rack

    25. An anti-fog spray to give responsible folks who have been wearing face masks despite their glasses constantly fogging up — you deserve to see the light!

    26. A ring-size adjuster for helping you wear oversized rings without spending a bundle on getting them fitted.

    Ring with clear plastic coil string wrapped around base

    27. A roll of glow in-the-dark tape you can basically use any time you'd rather not trip or stub your toe in the dark. This stuff really is, ahem, a ~bright~ idea.

    28. A double-sided exfoliating lip brush with a side that scrubs and another that stimulates circulation — both are gonna help make your lips look smoother and fuller.

    Person puckering lips while holding three toothbrush sized tools with silicone bumps for brushing lips

    29. A pack of six furniture markers that's gonna delight your kids when you tell them they actually ~can~ draw on the furniture.

    30. A tiny Jibbitz accessory to put on your Crocs to let everyone know (in the most meta way) just how much you love your Crocs.

    A white pair of Crocs with a white Crocs jewel inside one of the holes

    31. A nail and cuticle oil made from jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E that'll strengthen chipped, cracking, dry, and brittle nails.

    Chipped nails on reviewer grown strong and healthy after using product

    32. A bed bridge to turn two twins into a king and truly help you out if you go to bed wondering how to build bridges in your life. I mean, here's one way.

    Person laying across two twin beds with bed brace in between

    33. A hand massager designed to relax your joints and ease pressure. Use this spiffy tool once a day and you're sure to be ~on a roll~ again in no time.

    34. A bottle of wine drops, a natural sulfite and tannin remover — a few drops of this will let you enjoy your drink without worrying about getting a headache afterwards.

    Person dropping liquid into wine with graphics describing the need to shake before use and add certain drops per drink

    35. A pack of lobe support patches to ease the weight of your earrings, keeping your lobes from getting stretched and making sure your cutest accessories aren't a weight on your shoulders.

    36. A snazzy shoebox bag that'll make packing shoes when you travel so easy you'll never feel de-feet-ed by the task again.

    Orange shoebox sized bag with Nike logo

    37. A sliding webcam cover so you can show off your WFH lewk when you want to, and never when you don't. No more worries about forgetting to turn off the camera. We've been doing this too long at this point. It's time to bring in the hardware solutions.

    38. An eye primer for anyone who spends way too much time on their smokey eye to have it sweat off the minute they hit the dance floor.

    39. A set of carriage door magnets — throw these snazzy things on your garage and you're gonna make your sedan feel sensational every time you pull into the driveway.

    40. A cheese keeper to keep your favorite cheeses, both hard and soft, alive longer by allowing them to breathe. In the words of her highness, Veruca Salt, "Give it to me NOW!"

    A yellow rectangular box that looks like cheese with two blocks of cheese in it

    41. A stress vest to keep your K-9 calm when thunder starts rumbling or in other high-stress situations.

    42. A mesh sneaker bag so you can stop feeing de-feet-ed by smelly, dirty shoes. Attach this around the machine door (the hook-and-loop straps even work on round ones), toss your shoes in the pocket, and you're G2G!

    Sneakers inside mesh bag hanging from washer door

    43. A Pretty Litter subscription — this litter is designed to change colors when your cat is sick, alerting you with 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.

    44. A cast-iron stake to let your neighbors know your yard is not their basset hound's bathroom...without taking away from your *gorge* rhododendrons.

    Metal spike in grass of dog with word "No!" to prevent dogs from using bathroom there

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

    46. A tie hanger that can hold up to 20 ties, keeping your favorite accessories neat and tie-dy all the time.

    A wooden and metal tie hanger with two ties

    47. A set of temperature-regulating sheets so after ages of tossing and turning from sleeping too hot, in 2021 you're finally gonna say, "Sleeping? No sweat!"

    48. A pack of five elastic scrunchies for anyone who is ready to break up with breakage caused by tight elastics. These are also great for preventing tension headaches if you like having your hair up when you sleep!

    A model wearing pink scrunchie in hair

    49. A versatile bag clip for treating your Gucci dupe with the love and respect it deserves — it's hard work looking that pretty!