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    38 Problem-Solving Products Future You Will Thank You For This Fall

    Get friction-reducing bandages *now* to prevent bloody blisters later.

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    1. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream to replenish moisture in your hands, which are usually dry and cracked come fall. It forms a protective layer around your hands, locking in hydration and preventing moisture from escaping.

    before photo of a reviewer's extremely dry hands and cracked cuticles and an after photo of the same hand looking much more moisturized and free of cracks

    2. A window insulator kit for keeping you warm *and* saving you money on your heating bills. The clear film shrinks to create an airtight lining to prevent drafts and heat loss.

    3. And a self-adhesive seal strip that'll soundproof a room while adding much-need insulation from drafts.

    4. Or a three-layer door stopper if you have a wide gap between the bottom of the door and the floor. Installation is easy: Simply cut the strip to size and attach it to your door using the built-in adhesive backing.

    the gray strip attached to a gray door at the colors match perfectly

    5. A fabric defuzzer so you can remove lint, pilling, and fuzz that's magically accumulated on your favorite fall sweater. It has three settings so you can choose how close of a shave you want, as well as a handy lint catcher.

    6. A jetted tub cleaner because chilly fall evenings are the perfect excuse for an evening soak. This cleans the inside of your tub — y'know, the part you can't reach — flushing out soap scum, body oils, and those black flakes that gunk up your tub's jets so you can relax in a clean tub.

    7. A creamy paw butter to guard against ice and salt in the fall and winter, and scorching hot sidewalks and sand in the summer. This balm moisturizes dry, cracked paws and snoots and is safe if licked or swallowed.

    Reviewer before and after showing the butter moisturized their dog's dry paw

    8. Or a pair of dog leggings (!!!!!) for keeping Fido's legs — not just his paws — protected from many of the hazards of fall. Now he can play in all the puddles and snow and you don't have to deep clean your carpets. A win-win!

    Dog wearing gray plaid leggings

    9. A humidifier that'll add much-needed moisture to the dry fall air. Your hair, skin, and nasal passages will thank you!

    the humidifier producing a thick mist

    10. A moisturizing hair treatment if drier air is leaving you in need of a quick burst of hydration. In just eight seconds — eight! — it starts working to leave your mane feeling silkier, softer, and smoother after washing.

    Reviewer with natural hair that looks voluminous, healthy, and shiny

    11. A pair of fleece-lined memory foam slippers with a thick rubber sole so your little piggies are heavily insulated from the cold floors in your home.

    reviewer wearing the slippers which have a white and black speckle pattern and a white sherpa lining

    12. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because your doggo deserves relief from seasonal allergies and skin sensitivities. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aid digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.

    13. A pair of leaf scoops to treat your knees and back to some ~re-leaf~ while cleaning the yard this fall.

    model using the two yellow scoops to pick up a large pile of leaves
    model scooping leaves from the ground with the tools
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have a very large wooded property that requires a lot of leaves and sticks to be raked up. We have tried various brands of leaf scoops but most lasted not even one season. Since purchasing the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops are job has been much easier. First of all is the way your hands grasp the scoops. These are much more ergonomic and are actually like extensions of your own hands. Second, these are very sturdy and do not bend when trying to pick up a pile of sticks and debris. We have made it through the season so far without issue. Next will be the dreaded fall cleanup. I highly recommend the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops which make our yard, woods, and garden cleanup easier." —trouble54

    Get a pair from Amazon for $15.83.

    14. And a large garden dustpan for holding fallen foliage. It's made of a sturdy waterproof material so you don't have to worry about it ripping on the way to the garbage can. Plus you don't have to hold it open; you can just shovel or rake debris into it. Genius!

    hands holding the green cylindrical bag as a scoop for dead leaves
    Amazon

    Promising review: "As large as I hoped, allowing me to fill them with leaves and press the leaves down several times, to move a LARGE amount of leaves in one go. Two different straps are placed so the full bag is easy to carry. Flat side of the opening DOES stay close to the ground, allowing easy 'sweep' of the rake to move leaves into the plenty-wide opening. Might be my most-loved leaf processing tool this fall, because I save and chip all my leaves. I also ordered the Bully Tool 1000 Poly Leaf Scoop, which works perfectly to press/compact the leaves in the bag." —June S.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A pack of solar-powered waterproof deck lights that'll illuminate all the dark areas outside your home now that the sun sets earlier. Attach them to deck railings, on the side of your stairs, to your fence, and wherever else it's a little spooky at night.

    16. A self-warming pet bed if you want to ensure your fur babies are warm and toasty now that the temps are dropping.

    17. Embryolisse, a multitasking cult-favorite French moisturizer so you can prevent the dry, flaky skin that happens when fall starts. It doubles as a primer and face mask, so consider this a three-for-one value purchase.

    The tube on a pile of sand

    18. A faux-leather jacket because you're not ready to submit to puffy, oversized outerwear just yet. This sleek black moto jacket will extend the life of your spring and summer wardrobe for a few more weeks, as well as transition seamlessly into warmer wear come winter.

    19. Or a stylish denim jacket to keep you cozy and bridge the gap between too-warm-for-a-heavy-jacket weather and it's-so-cold-I-miss-summer weather.

    20. A snuggly comforter for officially marking the end of summer with a changing of the bedspreads. Swaddle yourself in this hypoallergenic comforter and experience previously unknown levels of coziness. Or shiver under your thin summer blankets. Your choice!

    the white quilted duvet on a bed

    21. And a set of thick, soft, 100% cotton flannel sheets that'll add some extra warmth when the temps dip at night.

    The sheets in grey on a bed

    22. A KitchenAid attachment organizer if you plan to do a lot of baking this fall but your shallow cabinets don't have room to hold all the add-ons you've purchased for your stand mixer. Take advantage of vertical space and store them under your cabinets and within reach!

    The attachments and organizer hanging from a cabinet

    23. And a set of oven liners so you can catch crumbs and juices from your apple pies before they permanently attach themselves to your oven. Raise your hand if you hate cleaning your oven. Great. Now take that same hand and click the "add to cart" button.

    24. A leather-cleaning brush because you haven't cleaned your Ugg boots since *last* fall and they're looking a little worse for wear. This lil' guy can be used four different ways to clean scuff marks, water spots, and invisible dust.

    Ugg boots side by side and one boot is dark brown and discolored with water stains and the other looks clean and new

    25. An exfoliating luffa soap to slough away the dead, flaky skin since the colder air and drying heat indoors can leave you feeling dry.

    The yellow bar soap with a loofah embedded in it

    26. A genius drying rack for preventing any sweater shrinking mishaps in the dryer. These three-tier mesh racks will help speed up the drying process while taking up minimal space. Plus air-drying is gentler on the fabric than a tumble in the dryer, which can help extend the life of your sweaters.

    27. A snout soother that'll basically guarantee your pup's snoot is always soft, moisturized, and oh-so boopable — no matter the season.

    progression photos showing a dog's snout before, one week after, and today and you can clearly see that the balm helped get rid of deep, dry cracks on the dog's nose

    28. A pair of fleece-lined tights if you firmly believe that miniskirts are winter-weather staples. They're also fabulous for wearing under jeans for extra warmth.

    29. Or a pair of fleece-lined joggers so you can have all the comfort and flexibility of sweatpants but to everyone else you look ~put together~.

    30. A peeler, corer, and slicer device because it'll save you a heck of a lot of time prepping apples for your pies and cobblers. And when you're not baking all manner of fall treats, you can use it to slice your spuds.

    31. A Neti Pot to help clear congestion if fall allergies are kicking your butt.

    32. Or a pack of eucalyptus and peppermint shower steamers for anyone who's ever said, "Gee I wish there were bath bombs for showers" — tada! As the tablet dissolves, it releases therapeutic essential oils like to help clear congestion.

    bag of blue square tablets

    33. A miniature portable space heater that'll warm your frozen fingers and toes. It stands 10 inches tall and pumps out enough heat to warm a 300-square-foot room.

    the silver space heater next to a pink water bottle to show how small the space heater is

    34. Five pairs of super-comfortable ankle socks if you're *not* a fan of any of the following: cold feet, blisters, itchy wool, or holey socks. You'll have none of those issues with these foot wraps.

    35. And speaking of blisters, a pack of friction-reducing bandages so you can break in your boots without pain. They're so sticky they'll stay wherever you place them for up to two days (which is great if you're hiking or camping and don't want to change 'em out every few hours)! Don't pay for new shoes in blood, sweat, tears, *and* money.

    the ten colored bandage on the back of a model's heel

    36. A handmade mug cozy because it keeps your steaming mug of cocoa warm while protecting your hands from accidentally getting singed.

    The knitted cozy made of red, green and orange yarn with a wooden button

    37. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets to clean your beloved thermos of its dark-brown stains. You're gonna be toting hot coffee and cider in your travel mug many mornings this fall — so keep it looking its best with powerful dissolving tablets that blast away spots that baking soda, vinegar, and a dozen sponges couldn't handle.

    Reviewer photo of cleaning process showing a brown stained mug that's been cleaned with the tablets and is now bright and silver

    38. A ~paw-sitively~ adorable dog sweater for the ~hypebeast~ who needs a little extra help staying warm in the cooler months.

    an 8-pound dachshund named Schrader wearing the blue sweater with white clouds on it in a size XS

    You now that you've solved some of fall's pain and annoyances: