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    35 Things That Will Hands Down Help Make Your Life Way Easier

    Oh baby, you def deserve these quick fixes.

    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. Green Gobbler drain clog dissolver to gobble up hair and other gunk taking up space in your drains in minutes without you having to call your apartment super (or your MIA roommate) and wait a whole week for them to actually get around to unclogging stuff! You can use it for toilets, sinks, and tubs.

    a green bottle with two openings with twist-off caps at the top of it.
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    Promising review: "OK... So I have to do a little review on this product BECAUSE I have had a stopped-up kitchen sink and have LITERALLY tried EVERYTHING down to the industrial products with NO luck. I decided to go on Amazon and read a few reviews. This is the one I decided to go with. I only used one chamber, let it sit for an hour, and then used boiling water. My sink is NO LONGER stopped up!!! I saved a plumber bill and this was $11.97. HUGE win for this woman!!" —Tabpeach

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    2. OR, a smaller sink plunger so you can unclog a drain in literal seconds. It's also way cleaner than using the same plunger you use on your toilet because... yuck....

    reviewer's hand holding a mini plunger inside a sink
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    Promising review: "I ordered this because I was having some drainage issues with my kitchen sink and did not want to try using a huge bathroom plunger for the job. It arrived quickly and I unpacked it right away to check it out. It's the perfect size for a kitchen or bathroom sink and the suction is incredible. I had my issue resolved within just a few minutes. It's small enough that it can sit next to the sink and not be in the way but stay handy for when I need it. I don't have a garbage disposal and once in a while, something works its way into the drain that shouldn't be there. I also have three dogs and dog hair has a way of going everywhere. Anyway, I highly recommend this nifty gadget. The design is such that it provides the maximum pressure with very little force needed. I love it." —Joni P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. An EveryPlate subscription for times when you feel like a Rugrat and are too inundated with sponserberleries and have zero time for grocery shopping. You can order a week's worth of meals that'll only take you about 30 minutes of cook time each.

    EveryPlate

    You'll get 12 meals to choose from — like burgers, pastas, and protein-packed bowls — that will change every week. You'll be sent the ingredients so you can cook them start to finish with minimal steps.

    Get the EveryPlate meals for $4.99 a piece (available for two- and four-person dinners and in quantities of 3, 4, and 5 meals per week).

    4. Activated charcoal toothpaste that so many reviewers swear will help make your teeth several shades lighter. It'll also treat bad breath.

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    Public service announcement: Ya' gotta be careful with the charcoal! Doctors have confirmed that activated charcoal can whiten your teeth (yay!) but excessive usage can weaken the enamel of your teeth (boooo!). I recommend you use this toothpaste to whiten your teeth and keep the tube around for when you need it occasionally. Everything in moderation, peeps! Ah yes, and you should also understand that activated charcoal toothpaste is good for surface-level stains made by coffee, wine, dark foods, etc... For deeper stains beneath the surface of your teeth, your best bet is the dentist's office. Last thing: This toothpaste is vegan, and it's fluoride-, peroxide-, and gluten-free!

    Promising review: "I developed some coffee stains on my two front teeth earlier this summer. I could not get them off with regular brushing and they were making me very self-conscious. I found this product and, after less than a week, the stains are completely gone. Now, I’m going to work on the yellowing of my bottom teeth. Great product!" —Laurapgh

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. An avocado saver so you can enjoy half an avocado without forcing yourself to eat the other half out of fear that it'll "go bad" before you return to it. This thing can ensure it'll be ready and just as yummy as the first half.

    half an avocado placed face down in the saver
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    It's also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Avocados stay much better and longer! We’ve used this for about two to three years now and bought some as a gift more recently for family members who love avocados and liked our holder after a visit!" —Stella F.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (for a pack of two).

    6. A posture corrector that'll basically force you to move with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed without you having to try, like, at all. It's also supposed to help your body learn to sit and stand that way naturally and all you have to do is wear it. Easy peasy. 🤷🏿‍♀️

    back strap on a reviewer's back. it goes over the shoulders like a backpack.
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    You can wear this while you're working out, just chilling around the house, or whenever you go out. It can be worn over or underneath clothes.

    Promising review: "I have been wearing this for an hour at a time. I have honestly been able to tell a huge difference in my posture! It’s almost like it won’t let you slouch. It’s been super helpful during workouts too! You can’t even really tell that it’s on! Or, if you’re a college student it feels like a backpack is there except without the weight of it!" —Niqui Higbee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    7. An attachable wine aerator so you can get the perfect glass of tasty, aromatic wine straight from the bottle with a single pour without having to wait for it to "breathe."

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    It's sipping time as soon as the wine hits the flute, boo! Reviewers seem especially pleased at how it improves the taste of their cheaper wine selections. Also, pro-tip: Several reviewers did reveal that it can leak but they ALSO shared a hack: Make sure that the part of the aerator with three holes is turned UP so the wine doesn't fall out of them from the bottom. You're welcome.

    Promising review: "I love wine! Cheap wine that tastes good? Even better. This turned a bottle of two-buck chuck into a really nice Chardonnay. So I tried it on a better bottle of wine I usually keep on hand. Wow! I didn't think that $20 wine could get better but it did. Box wine? Improved! Really good bottles? Improved. About two months after I bought it, the tab that locks the two pieces together broke off. I was skeptical that the lifetime guarantee would be honored. I have bought things here before that had a lifetime guarantee only to find the company no longer exists. I sent my claim in and they offered to replace it and even expedited it to me for free. Can't say enough about their customer service. Friendly, helpful, and fast." —Hope 979

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors and with a lifetime warranty).

    8. A shortcuts keyboard cover to help folks trying to master Adobe Photoshop that tend to forget a keyboard hack almost as fast as it's learned. Behold, the ~key~ to Adobe Photoshopping like a true whiz.

    close-up of the keyboard cover with words and symbols on each key that show what to do in Photoshop by pressing that key.
    Chic Geeks

    This is designed for the standard U.S. Macbook keyboard and will be handy for beginners and OGs alike. Btw, it's made by a Black-owned and woman-owned business! I also can't NOT tell ya that the site also has shortcut keyboard covers for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Logic Pro X, and Adobe After Effects. 😱🤩

    Promising review: "The Adobe Photoshop shortcut keyboard is sooooo dope... I am buying another one. I love it... Gives my MacBook so much personality." —Bree Moore

    Get it from Chic Geeks for $20 or grab one of the other shortcuts covers (available for 11", 12", and 13" laptop sizes).

    9. An attachable self-groomer that'll help soothe your kitty and collect some of its hair so it isn't all over your couch, bed, carpets, and brain. It'll also come in handy if you have a feline who NEVER gets tired of being groomed, even when your hands are.

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    Note: A few reviewers noted that their cats simply weren't interested in this thing but several reviewers said they experienced this same thing and it took a little time for their cat to warm up to it. ALSO, the brand throws in a free packet of catnip to hide inside of this lil' gadget to help draw your cat to it.

    Promising review: "My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs, and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! It was very easy to put together and place on the wall." —T. Mangiaracina

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. Bedsheet suspenders to keep your fitted sheets attached to your mattress where they belong, instead of tangled all up with your legs in the middle of the night.

    suspenders that attach to the corner of a fitted bedsheet underneath the mattreess
    Amazon

    You can also use these cute suspenders for fitted tablecloths and covers for your grill, car seat, boat, motorcycle/scooter seat, or your couch!

    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep-pocketed sheets a few years ago, which helped, but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these, and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before." —Lindsey B.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in a set of two).

    11. Affresh dishwasher tablets that'll remove odor-causing residue so your dishes actually come out clean. These trusty tablets can be tossed in the machine while it's empty or full and you only have to use 'em once a month.

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    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $9.39.

    12. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara so you can get bold and beautiful lashes whenever you want — no falsies or over-swiping to get enough product involved.

    reviewer wearing the mascara with eyelashes that look extra long and not clumpy
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    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte Cosmetics for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E. Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A peeling and brightening serum to clear up hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone. It contains hydroquinone (for brightening dark spots), salicylic acid (for penetrating the skin and drying up breakouts), vitamin C (also a brightening agent), and a host of other helpful ingredients.

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    🗣️🗣️🗣️: Anything you put on your skin that's meant to peel it is probably something you should consult with your dermatologist about first. You also need to be using sunscreen with an adequate SPF to keep your skin safe while it's peeling away layers of dead skin. Several reviewers also noted that it does sting but it delivers dramatic results they're pleased with. All the more reason to check it with a real doctor before dunking it on your face. Cheers to happy skin!

    Promising review: "I WAS EXTREMELY HESITANT at first before ordering this product and considering using it on my skin. I don’t typically have sensitive skin but you honestly never know... BUT, this product has been doing miracles for my skin!! I’m so happy about the progress. I watched all the YouTube videos I could find, read thorough reviews, and can truly say I’m happy and more confident with the outcome so far. I was diagnosed with PCOS last year and severe hyperpigmentation has been one of the side effects. I was considering laser hair removal but this has been working. I started using this product 1/16/20... I have been using it twice a day but I alternate depending on my mood and if I have time in the morning... I do exfoliate every day and night. Going to keep using it to see if the scars lighten any further and my skin peels a little bit more bringing in the new skin!" —V. Forest

    Get it from Amazon for $20.40.

    14. Ready-to-eat beans inspired by traditional Caribbean and Latin American dishes — for days when ya just don't have it in ya to cook but need a tasty fill-up. Eat 'em with rice, tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, salads, chips and dip, or whatever. Endless possi-bean-ities here.

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    Btw, this brand is Black-owned and based in California. All the beans are 100% plant-based, non-GMO, made with avocado oil, and gluten-free. 👅 Bean choices include Cuban black beans, refried pinto beans, refried black beans, Mexican pinto beans, and more. I tried all of them except the refried ones and they are actually so very good! They're seasoned but not overly so and they actually don't taste like they came out of a bag at all, which is a delicious plus!

    Also, the brand provides an annual grant (and volunteer support) to non-profit organizations that are working to eliminate socio-economic health disparities in the US. We stan a good cause meant to help the marginalized.

    Promising review: "Quick and easy dinner for late working evenings. Made burrito bowls and Indian bowls and loved it!" —Heather A.

    Get a variety pack from Amazon for $24.99 (six-pack; free shipping) or straight from A Dozen Cousins for $29.99 (eight-pack; free shipping).

    15. A heat-resistant microwave cover set that'll prevent food explosions you have to clean up. You can also use them to store leftovers in the same pot you cooked them in *and* while cooking stovetop to prevent water and sauces from overflowing.

    reviewer's hand holding up a bowl by the microwave cover top that's on top of it
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    Promising review: "I use these in many ways. First, I use them in the microwave. I also use it in lieu of plastic wrap when I put things in the fridge or prove dough. One is a perfect size for my KitchenAid mixer bowl. I use the small one when I want to keep my coffee warm, too. They're very versatile and I have had zero problems with them. They are unaffected by the microwave (warp or stain) and take up no space." —ScubaDeb

    Get it from Amazon for $15.94 (available in a set of five).

    16. Noise-cancelling Apple AirPods so you can blast your favorite songs, audiobooks, podcasts, and whatever else you wanna listen to hands-free, with zero interruptions.

    BuzzFeed / Emma Lord

    Btw, this baby has over 80,000 5-star reviews!

    My co-worker Emma Lord was pretty anti-Apple AirPods for a number of reasons. Now? She's obsessed. Peep what she has to say about them here:

    "The noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro is genuinely, alarmingly effective. The first time I put these on and toggled them into the noise-canceling mode, it was like the whole world fell away. Like, walking down the street I felt like Anne Hathaway in an early 2010s rom-com because I genuinely could not hear one thing on a busy crowded New York City street except pop music in my ears."

    Get them from Amazon for $199 (originally $259; free shipping). ALSO, peep the full Apple AirPods review from Emma Lord here!

    17. A blackhead remover kit to help you safely remove blackheads from your skin without spreading bacteria or causing unnecessary scarring. These tools will prevent you from tampering with blemishes with your fingers and possibly spreading more bacteria. You'll get five needles for different pimple sizes, plus a case to store them in when you aren't using them.

    reviewer's hand holding the case of tools
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    One reviewer even noted that these blackhead tools helped them clear out blackheads from their son's ears!

    Promising review: "I have had blackheads on my nose since I can remember and they just keep getting bigger. I have tried the peeling masks, monthly facials, etc... but that wasn't enough. I ordered this kit (along with a microdermabrasion one) to try and fight back... It gets EVERYTHING out and I don't feel like I am damaging my skin. It's very easy to use. I use this kit two to three times a week and have noticed a BIG difference in my pore size. I like to use this before I put on any skincare or makeup products. Just quickly get a few noticeable areas and then apply toner, lotion, and primer before makeup. After three months of use, I found this kit works MUCH better than the microdermabrasion tool I also ordered. These are just easier and quicker! A few times a week, I can quickly clean out my pores after washing my face. My pore size has noticeably shrunk." —Sherri Lee

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

    18. Acne patches that'll suck the gunk out of your pimples like a vacuum and give you a visible reduction in just a couple of hours. They'll come in handy whenever you have a major event coming up and don't want to take a glaring pimple there with you.

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    The patches will also keep you from picking your pimples to pieces so you have less scarring.

    Promising review: "I almost never write reviews but I have to this time! This product is amazing — basically a miracle! I used these on three giant cystic acne spots and they nearly disappeared over the course of two days!!! I used them overnight and for a few hours during the day for two days and BAM! The gnarliest pimples I’ve ever had are magically and dramatically almost gone!" —Nikki Berry

    Get them from Amazon for $8.50 (40 patches in a pack).

    19. Exercise cards to help guide you through a complete workout on nearly every square inch of your body. No more talking yourself out of working out alone because you "don't know where to start." This is an excellent alternative to hiring a personal trainer or paying for those fitness videos. Who's ready to ~shuffle~ around their workout routine?!

    deck of cards wiith pictures of people doing the exercise movements
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    You get 50 cards that include 10 stretches, seven workouts, and a goals and guide card. Pro-tip: If you just want to ease into working out, then pick three cards out of the deck for the day.

    Promising review: "Like many of us, I know I should warm up and stretch before and exercise and cool down and stretch after exercise. Also like many of us, I don't tend to have a good exercise routine or even the best knowledge of what or how to do it, or even the creativity to be able to mix things up. These cards have helped with that. Each card features a picture of an exercise, a description of how to properly perform it, recommended number of reps, and rating for level of difficulty." —Lance

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (also available in Spanish).

    20. Ecotools makeup brush shampoo so you can clean those brushes regularly and quickly. It'll get your makeup brushes back to looking like new and it's also, ya' know, the hygienic thing to do!

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    Fun fact: Using caked-up makeup brushes can lead to acne flare-ups so cleaning your brushes could help you handle multiple problems! Your face is probably gonna thank you for taking care of business.

    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up. (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles but this removed it all. At first, I thought the formula was a bit thin but after using it, I learned that a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather and it easily rinses out product. I use this with a brush cleaner scrubby. I was able to clean my brushes much faster than normal, and I feel more confident that I got all the makeup off the bristles. This has a very slight (not strong at all) scent of grapefruit. It's refreshing without me having to worry about it irritating my face or leaving a fragrance left on my brushes." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. Ear wax removal drops for folks who've sworn off cotton swabs but still want to keep their ears squeaky clean and fresh. Trust me, I hear ya!

    reviewer's hand holding the bottle of wax removal
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    Promising review: "My husband has problems with ear wax building up. A couple of years ago, when he had this problem, his doctor gave him Rx ear drops to use for (I think) four days before coming back to have his ears irrigated to remove the softened ear wax. THIS time, I bought Debrox and one of those ear wax removal kits that contain an irrigator ball (similar to a nasal aspirator but for the opposite purpose). He didn’t use the drops that came with the kit but instead, used the Debrox. Actually, you can probably buy the irrigator separately, on Amazon. He used the recommended amount of drops twice a day (putting a clump of cotton in his ears after application so the drops didn’t all leak out) for the recommended time frame. Then, he, himself, used the ear irrigator a couple of times while leaning over the bathroom sink, and he saw and felt the wax flush out from his ear. Wonderful. Saved a trip to the doctor so we will use Debrox from now on." —Not a lot of "Money" mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    22. A ring size adjuster so any rings that are *slightly* too large can still fit your finger and you won't have to worry about losing them. They'll especially work as a temporary fix for anyone waiting to get their ring resized.

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    Promising review: "My fiancee's fingers shrank! The ring was a bit too big and we didn't want to lose it. These adjusters worked perfectly so that she eventually didn't even notice it. The different sizes are helpful and it was easy to use. Are they a forever fix? I don't know but they definitely helped until the ring was resized." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A set of colorful bookmarks to help you find your way back in a good, good book that you're reading, baby. Find your way back. Find your way back. (Yes, I just remixed Beyoncé's lyrics for books. And yes, I think she's VERY proud.) 🎶📚

    Model's hand holding three bookmarks with bright illustrations of books and a peace sign. They say, "Preserving my peace," "Always reading," and "Read books and grow plants," respectively.
    K Ligg / Etsy

    Btw, this bookmark is from a Black- and woman-owned brand based in Richmond, Virginia.

    Promising review: "It is important to me to support Black-owned businesses while reading black authors' literature. Thank you so much Kadeja for leaving me a cute sticker with my three new bookmarks! I wanted to get back into reading for 2021 and I’m back into feeding my mind what it desires. I’m reading Greyboy by Cole Brown. #BlackArtistsMatter #BlackAuthorsMatter 🙌🏽." —Brooke W.

    Get it from K Ligg Co. on Etsy for $10.

    24. A Revlon one-step hairdryer and volumizer hot air brush so you can straighten *and* blow out your hair at the same time with minimal wrist work involved.

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    Promising review: "I have very thick wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hairdryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, non-damaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in four colors)

    25. Sweet Honey hair milk from TGIN for folks with textured hair who want to keep their curls moisturized and bouncy.

    bottle of hair milk
    Amazon

    Btw, this is by a Black- and woman-owned business in Chicago, Illinois!

    Promising review (for locs): "I absolutely love TGIN products. I have tried everything but they leave my locs soft and luxurious. It’s not greasy and doesn't have a heavy build-up. I recommend it to everyone!!" —Lisa Goods

    Promising review: (for curly hair): "I use it as an everyday moisturizer. It leaves my hair soft, keeps my curls popping, and smells very good. I had to order it for a second time. I can truly say this moisturizer has done wonders for my hair." —Moët

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. Immunity-boosting allergy supplement soft chews so your dog may get relief from allergies and all other kindsa doggy discomfort things. Each soft chew has probiotics and other nutrients to help with immunity, digestion, and skin irritation. No more fretting over your pup suffering from the itchies.

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    It'll also help give your pooch a shiny, luxurious-looking coat! A happy pup makes for a happier you, right?

    Promising review: "This is absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy Goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... Nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. He had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... He eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $25.96.

    27. High-fidelity earplugs to help minimize the music at your local Zumba class, concerts, or wherever you think the music is a tad ~too~ boomin'. They're designed to reduce damaging decibel levels without compromising the quality of the sound so you don't have to dip out of class early due to uncomfy noise.

    a box with the earplugs sitting in them. You also see the case and the four alternate size buds.
    Amazon

    The buds are made with a hypoallergenic silicone. They're clear and made with a minimalist design so they'll be nearly visibly undetectable. You'll also get three bud sizes (small, medium, and large).

    Promising review: "I got these because I take loud indoor cycling classes about four times a week and started to notice my right ear wasn't happy about it. I love losing myself in loud music so I wanted something that would cut down just enough to where I feel safe without sacrificing my experience much. I've worn them for about a week now and they're great for my purpose. It's taken a bit of adjustment. If I push them too far in, then I find I lose too much of the audio and have a hard time hearing my instructor's cues. If I push them to where they're just barely in my ear, then they're perfect! Even though I'm running and sweating, I've had no issues with them staying put, which was my worry at first. I found that where I angle the tip also makes a difference in how much noise is let in, so keep that in mind and see if it makes a difference for you. I keep these in my bag now and I do go to loud concerts with some frequency, so that will be their next test!" —Maria

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98 (available with a portable case).

    28. Ultra-sensitive shave gel for anyone whose skin tends to get irritated by everything under the sun — especially when a razor is involved. This'll help make shaving a much ~smoother~ situation. Literally.

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    I use this and so appreciate being able to shave my legs without my skin being irritated afterward since it's dye- and fragrance-free.

    Promising review: "No razor bumps! I have always had issues with razor bumps with my very sensitive skin. This shaving cream is the best! I like how the scent isn’t too strong and flowery too." —Lexi

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.74.

    29. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes that'll help you feed your plants without even having to remember to very often. Just pop a stick into the soil and watch them flourish. Ya' know, so they'll actually stay alive this time around...

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    The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of the package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get them from Amazon for $2.98+ (available in a pack of 24 spikes).

    30. Dr. Teal's foaming bath salt in scents like chamomile and pink Himalayan salt. Yup, this is your reminder to FINALLY treat yourself to an old school, sit-in-the-tub-until-you're-a-prune-and-what-is-a-phone-notification bubble bath.

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    Promising review: "I needed something to help me relax that was not a nap and this did it for me! I used the Foaming Bath with Epsom Salt, Soothe & Sleep with Lavender, 34-oz bottle in an evening bath. Not only did it help me relax, but it also helped me fall asleep so good that night. I tend to stay awake in bed (usually on my phone) most nights, but after this bath, I fell asleep right away. It didn't bubble a whole lot for me, but it smelled amazing and made my skin the softest it's been in a long time! It's a good-sized bottle (34-oz) with a sufficient amount of baths per bottle.

    Overall, I loved it. I don't take baths too often, but this has inspired me to do this more! 10/10 would buy again. Maybe even in the different scents to mix up my baths a little bit." —Priscella Perez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.11.

    31. A wireless charging pad that'll make getting a phone charge a faster experience without the hassle of plugging in anything. It'll be as simple as setting a cup of coffee on a coaster.

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    The charging pad is compatible with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, X, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, S10+, S9, AirPods Pro, and a variety of other devices. All you have to do is place your phone down on it!

    Promising review: "This charger has recently made a permanent spot in my backpack as my favorite charger to take with me everywhere. Sounds kind of weird but ever since I discovered how convenient it is to not have my phone being held down by a wire, I can freely pick up my phone as abruptly as I want without having to worry about breaking my charging port or snapping a wire. I literally take this thing to school and Starbucks or Panera or the like.

    Now, a problem that some wireless chargers face is how slippery they are, especially when charging a glass phone like mine. This charger takes care of that issue by not only having little rubber pads on the bottom of the charger but also has a cool little design made on top with rubber which makes it absolutely impossible for your phone to just slide off. Furthermore, I also absolutely love how slim and low-profile it is. For reference, it is about as thick as my Samsung Galaxy S9 and it just perfectly blends into my desk setup because of how minimalistic it is. Of course, that minimalism isn't exactly going to save you from weird looks when you're listening to a lecture about typography and you pull out this baby in class. The only thing I don't really like is how it only charges at 5W and not anymore but it is probably for the best since it is so thin, and wireless chargers aren't exactly the coldest running things at higher power. Overall, this is a good addition to your desk or even your backpack!" —Prithul Khanal

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in six colors).

    32. An Amazon Fire TV Stick so you can stop asking to borrow one from the friends and family members who already have one. It features Netflix, Hulu, and a few other streaming apps.

    the fire stick that looks like a jump drive, the wire that goes with it, and the remote that operates it
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    I've used the Fire Stick and as a completely non-techy person, I can say it's super easy to set up and use. That's all thanks to a remote controller with minimal buttons to press and the plug-in device which has minimal cords.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! I can watch Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and a really good selection of free apps. It's easy to use and Alexa works great when we are looking for a specific movie. It checks all my downloaded apps for whatever you ask. I'm considering canceling my $200 a month cable plan and just keeping Wi-Fi." —Groomer74

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (originally $49.99; also available in bundle packages).

    33. And a universal attachment so you no longer have to cycle between one million remotes just to binge your favorite show. It'll clip onto your Fire Stick remote and work everything you need to work.

    the amazon firestick remote sitting inside of the attachment which is kind of like a case with buttons
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    Promising review: "This is a great little accessory for your Amazon remote. I was tired of always getting my TV controller out to change the volume or input or turn the TV on or off, but this little addition does it all and attaches right to the Fire Stick remote." —TDS

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    34. An internet address and password log book for anyone who always needs to request a password reset before getting nearly anything done. This lil' book will keep up with login info for social media, online banking, and school portals so things can get done without a password delay.

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    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    35. Smart plug-ins to help you turn devices on and off using an app on your phone! You'll also be able to set timers for when you want devices to shut off in your home when you're not there. Sigh. Can't you just feel the warmth of a cheaper electricity bill in your heart?!

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    These plug-ins are compatible with Alexa too so yeah, you might be able to just say, "Alexa, turn off my lamp" when you're ready to turn lights out for bedtime or "Alexa turn off my flat iron" to save your house from burning down. The free app “Gosund” is compatible with mobile devices IOS 8.0 above and Android 4.4 above.

    Promising review: "Love these! They have made my life so much easier. I have three lamps and one fan connected to each other. Now, I don’t have to get out of my comfy bed when I forget to turn off something downstairs! Wooo! Tip: Make sure you download the BLUE app (not the green one!) and then the set-up is super easy and quick." —Patricia

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99 (available in a four-pack).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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