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    34 Hard-Working Products That Just Exist In The Background Of Your Life And Help Make It Better

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    1. Dishwasher cleaning tablets to do practically all the work for you — no scrubbing needed! Say goodbye to having to wash your dishes and plates again by hand because they're coated in mysterious white crusty bits.

    2. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara, because who doesn't want to be this fabu~lash~? It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?

    3. A dandruff shampoo if you'd really like to banish white flakes from your scalp ASAP. It's made with ketoconazole 1%, an antifungal ingredient that'll tell your dandruff it's no longer welcome here.

    4. A color-changing, motion-activated toilet light that'll come in handy when you stumble into the bathroom bleary-eyed at 3 a.m.

    5. A brown sugar bear so your baking plans aren't derailed by rock hard sugar. This will keep brown sugar moist for three to six months so you never have to put your cakes, pies, crumbles, muffins, or cobblers on hold.

    6. A bottle of Olaplex No. 3, a splurge-worthy repairing treatment for reviving your dry, damaged, colored hair. As someone who spends four-plus hours bleaching my hair every six to eight weeks, I can 100% vouch for this miracle in a bottle that also tones my hair and gets rid of any brassiness. I prefer showering at night and when I wake up in the morning, my color looks like I just walked out of the salon.

    7. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets that'll remove stains and stinky smells after you accidentally left coffee in your mug a few too many times.

    8. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaner for deodorizing your sink. Reviewers say it'll take you less than five minutes, which is perfect for when your dinner party guests are about to arrive and you realize your drains smell like rotting food.

    9. A collagen-coating hair treatment that'll make next-day bedhead a thing of the past. It's safe for all hair types and will revitalize a mane that's dry, damaged, and overprocessed. Waking up with frizz-free hair? Umm, yes please!

    10. A pack of light-dimming stickers to prevent bright alarm clocks and flashing electronics from distracting you when you're trying to sleep.

    11. An acne patch for erasing and healing your pimples overnight. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.

    12. A robot window cleaner you can control from your phone, because we are truly living in the future. Reviewers also use it to clean their shower walls and even their floors!

    13. A two-inch blind spot mirror if you need help seeing *everything* around you (it's called a blind spot for a reason!) when you're driving.

    14. A soft yet supportive toe separator that's discreet enough to wear inside your regular shoes if standing is painful. Over time, it may help correct bunions and hammertoes.

    15. A bottle of OLLY sleep gummies because sometimes you need help encouraging your body to rest. A blend of L-Theanine, chamomile, and lemon balm — three ingredients that boost relaxation and increase your sleep quality — may do the trick.

    16. A three-layer door stopper if you need to block out the sounds of annoying roommates while also maintaining the temperature in your room. Installation is easy: simply cut the strip to size and attach it to your door using the built-in adhesive backing.

    17. A pack of scented foot pads that'll not only make your feet smell fresh, but may also promote circulation to your feet to relieve pain and make it easier to sleep.

    18. An air purifier for anyone who's been having trouble breathing easily through the night. This bad boy removes dander, mold, dust, and pollen in the air to help you sleep better.

    19. A weighted blanket to help reduce your anxiety so you can feel well-rested sometime this decade. This specific weighted blanket comes with two covers: one that'll keep hot sleepers cool and another that'll retain heat so you're cozy and warm.

    20. An argan oil hair mask, because dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your mane. This can repair your hair's elasticity and make it soft and shiny again overnight.

    21. A pack of air purifying bags so the questionable odors that are coming from your shoes are gone overnight. There's nothing more awkward trying to figure out where the stink is coming from...and then realizing it's you.

    22. Or a natural shoe deodorizer spray, because we all deserve to slip into fresh-smelling shoes. It's made with essential oils and smells like lemon and eucalyptus so you'll probably want to spray it around the rest of your house.

    23. A hair repair serum with hydrating argan oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E that'll give you the sleek, shiny, static-free hair of your dreams.

    24. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream so you can replenish the moisture in your dry, cracked hands. It forms a protective layer around your hands, locking in hydration and preventing moisture from escaping.

    25. A stack of spiral hair ties so your ponytail doesn't cause that dreaded crease. They're gentle on your hair to prevent breakage and are a lot more hygienic than your normal hair ties because they don't absorb moisture or oils. And! These shrink after you wear them so you can stop wasting money on hair ties that stretch out.

    26. A Squatty Potty that'll help solve the constipation that's leaving you down in the ~dumps~. Squatting changes the angle of your anal canal, opening it up so it's easier for things to exit.

    27. A robot vacuum you can run for a few hours every day so you don't have a mountain of pet fur to hoover on the weekend.

    28. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo to tone and remove yellowness in your hair between appointments.

    29. A car seat gap filler you've probably seen on Shark Tank, because there's nothing more frustrating than dropping your phone down the crack between your seat and the console and going, "Welp, there goes my phone forever."

    30. A bottle of rosehip oil to inject your skin with devastatingly effective antioxidants and fatty acids that help brighten dark spots and restore your skin's plumpness. It's safe to use on your face, nails, and body, and the results are scrumdiddlyumptious — especially if you use it consistently and over time.

    31. A set of produce storage containers for keeping your fruits and veggies fresh longer. No more buying a carton of strawbs only to watch them brown after like two days, because, I'm sorry, I cannot eat that many strawberries all at once, OK?

    32. A hair finishing stick if you're tired of those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns making your hair look messy. You'll thank me for buying this when you're running late and need to tidy your look.

    33. A cuticle oil for restoring your shredded nails after a gel mani. A combination of sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and jojoba softens the cuticle and strengthens your claws so you'll be proud to show them off.

    34. A box of wart-removing pads that you apply like bandages, because we'd really like for that extra growth to be gone ASAP.

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