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    Literally 32 Things That Are As Functional As Hell

    Just a bunch of products that are really, really good at what they do. πŸ’ͺ🏽

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A five-tier pants hanger so you can make room in your closet by taking advantage of vertical space. Plus, this'll save you from those dreaded creases caused by folding your pants!


    Promising review: "This is a perfect solution to hang pants. I am using them for leggings, which freed up space for my other clothing items. The bars swings open for ease in retrieving or hanging pants." β€”savanahcat

    Get it from Target for $7.

    2. Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation if you want a long-lasting foundation that keeps your oiliness under wraps and last all day without creasing or clogging your pores.

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    Promising review: "My wedding day was extremely hot and humid, so I was sweating when we took pictures outside for hours. I’m amazed that this foundation did not let me get oily or make me look sweaty for a second. It made my skin look flawless and glowing until the moment I took it off. So happy with it!!! Full coverage but also natural." β€”THEWINGS

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    Check out my colleague's Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation review here for more deets!

    3. A body scrub with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that'll gently exfoliate the skin if keratosis pilaris (dry, rough skin and tiny bumps on the upper arms, thighs, butt, and cheeks) is throwing off your groove.


    Promising review: "It's amazing! I have uneven skin texture. After using it twice, my skin becomes smooth and soft β€” not only hand-feel but also visible improvement!" β€”beautyfannn

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    4. A TubShroom if your relaxing showers have turned into you standing in a puddle of water for 15 minutes because the drain is clogged...again. This little guy snags the hair you shed before it can collect in the pipes.

    Promising review: "Great idea and great product. We have had a different style of drain hair catcher for a while now but our biggest complaint was that it dramatically reduced the water flowing out of the drain while water is running. With this style, the water flows great while still catching the hair from going down the drain. Very cost effective way to keep your drains free of developing hair clogs. Just an FYI, it is designed to stand up out of the drain about a half an inch so don’t think it doesn’t fit if it is not sitting flush. Sometimes it is the littlest things that have the greater impact on daily living. Worth every penny just to not have to clean the P trap or stand in water due to a clogged drain" β€”DoggieDaddy

    Get it from Target for $14.99, The Grommet for $12.95 (available in two colors), or The Home Depot for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    5. A pack of metal S hook hangers to hold the belts and scarves that have no real home in your closet.


    Promising review: "They're S hooks and do the job. I needed a way to hang my purses in the closet. VOILA!" β€”LadyInMaine

    Get a four-pack from Target for $3.

    6. A bottle of Futuredew because it gives your skin that dewy, glowy, I-just-got-eight-hours-of-sleep look. Apply it as a last step in your skincare routine and enjoy 12 hours of bright, radiant skin.


    Promising review: "I wasn’t sure how to use this or why I should until I got myself a little sample and had a go and then β€” BAM! WOW! I recently recovered from 10 years of acne (and still get occasional zits), and now I have combination skin with some dry patches. My makeup always seems to reveal the dry spots more than anything else β€” until Futuredew. I put this on under my foundation and after my moisturizer and not only does my skin look luminous (not oily), but it looks younger, no longer patchy, healthier, and just down right radiant! It just glows and I feel great β€” especially since this pandemic began. This is just one little spark of joy that makes me feel good, so even though I’m working from home, I put this on every morning to set the tone for my day." β€”Lindsey

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    7. A hydroponic AeroGarden so you can grow fresh herbs (and even salad greens) on your counter without soil (no soil = no mess!). It even reminds you when to feed your plamps so people with black thumbs can participate.


    Promising review: "I bought this a couple months ago. I use my tomatoes and peppers to make salsa, which saved me trip to grocery store. Definitely recommend." β€”Raquellsb

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection at AeroGarden for $129.95 (originally $189.95)

    Check out my colleague's AeroGarden review here for more deets!

    8. An automatic jar opener for loosening that tricky jar of pasta sauce. Just sit it on top of your jar and press the green button. The robot arms will tighten around the mouth and twist until the lid pops off. *Chandler Bing voice* Could it *be* any easier?

    Promising review: "I am 75 years old. I go to the gym regularly so I'm not a wimp!! I told my grown children someday they might find me on the floor, demised, because I could not open jars of food to eat. Opening jar experiences from: running under hot water, using rubber gloves, 'jar openers,' rubber pads, etc. do NOT always work. I took a leap of faith with this gadget. (Great, another gadget to clutter the drawers/shelves.) Let me shout this to the world β€” this WORKS. I opened three jars this week: wide artichoke jar, slender neck salsa jar, and a medium-size apple butter jar. BINGO. Happy dance! I pressed the green button and left it alone. It slowly rotates then engages when the side clamps fits the jar. I love the sound of the lid popping open." β€”Carol

    Get it from Ace Hardware for $19.99, Hammacher Schlemmer for $29.95, Wayfair for $34.99

    9. Bar Keeper's Friend, a hardworking cleanser because you're tired of scrubbing (and scrubbing) the food bits burned onto your stove and not seeing it get any cleaner. It's safe to use on porcelain, stainless steel, copper, so bye bye stains!

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It gets rid of burned spots on my age-old white ceramic cooktop like a charm! And, it does not scratch the surface after 10+ years of usage. There is just no other brand that has worked! My cousin stayed in my house while I was out of town and got another brand as she ran out but the store she went to did not carry Bar Keepers Friend products. Needless to say, it did not work at all!" β€”PearlyWorld

    Get it from Target for $2.69.

    Check out my colleague's Bar Keepers Friend review here (she basically used it to scrub her new apartment clean) for more deets!

    10. A hanging organizer with three roomy shelves for organizing your closet and fooling everyone into believing that you're a neat person.


    Promising review: "Just the right size for the spot in my closet I've been trying to keep organized (and utterly failed!) for years! The three shelves work perfect for my capris, leggings, and T-shirts. I love the neutral color and sturdy hooks...even the side S hooks are a good idea, even though I don't have the space to use them. I'm planning to purchase more and get my husband's closet organized too!" β€”mdpope

    Get it from Target for $10.

    11. A handy multi-tool that'll do just about any job you ask it to do. It functions as a pair of pliers (needle-nose and regular), scissors, screwdrivers, wire cutters, tweezers, wood and metal file, straight knife, and a bottle opener.


    Promising review: "Leatherman Squirt is the perfect everyday carry tool when you can't carry a full blade or other gear. Wearing dress pants every day doesn't allow you to carry much, but I always know I have a razor sharp blade, pliers, scissors and a screwdriver in my pocket if I need them." β€”JasH

    Get it from REI for $39.95.

    12. A pack of bottle cleaning tablets so you can reclaim your favorite thermos from the pile of forgotten mugs. These tablets will lift old stains and odors so your cups are finally usable again.

    Promising review: "I wanted to get these based on the 'before' and 'after' picture of the thermos but didn't think it would actually work as well as shown. I used on a HydroFlask that had been stained black from years of coffee. After letting it sit overnight, it was perfectly silver inside β€” just like the day I bought it! I used just below boiling water. Worked like magic!" β€”Autumn

    Get a pack of 12 from REI for $8.

    13. A moisturizing hand and nail cream with shea butter and avocado to repair your dry, cracked paws. It smells like citrus (yum!) and won't leave behind a greasy film.


    Promising review: "I catch myself reaching for it nonstop; it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling, it smells very nice to me, and it makes my hands baby soft!" β€”IVANA

    Get it from Caudalie for $12 (originally $15).

    14. PrettyLitter, a color-changing kitty litter that'll help you monitor your cat's internal health. The color of the crystals may indicate conditions like UTIs, bladder inflammation, and infection.


    Check out my colleague's review of PrettyLitter here to learn more about how it possibly saved her cat's life.

    Get a subscription from PrettyLitter for $22+/month (prices vary based on the number of cats you have).

    15. Balm Dotcom, a hydrating lip balm for anyone who's tried just about ever moisturizing lip treatment without success. This one's made with castor oil, lanolin, and beeswax to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "As a professional lip balm collector, I would like to go out on a limb and say that this is probably the best balm I have used. It stays forever, doesn't wipe off with food or drinks or life, and is super nourishing. It's also really good value for money and lasts forever." β€”Aayushi S.

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

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

    16. A Tushy bidet attachment so you can pamper your patootie. Not only will it help you use less TP, but it also just leaves you feeling cleaner after you go.


    This is the bidet I use and I 100% recommend to my friends, family, and to you, dear reader. Installation was pretty simple; from start to poop it took about 15 minutes. The sensation is truly something if you've never experienced it before, but the cool water will probably feel good once it's summer and my apartment gets nice and steamy. (There's also a version of this attachment that sprays warm water if you're into that!)

    Promising review: "Absolutely love it! Was super easy to install and now I’ll never go back to just regular ol' toilet paper because this makes me feel so fresh and clean!" β€”Kevin B

    Get it from Tushy for $79 (originally $99; also available in silver).

    17. A cozy pet sofa to spoil your pet and convince them to give up their spot on the couch...which used to be your favorite spot. This stylish *and* functional seating option for Fido comes with a machine-washable removable cushion so you cleanup is easy.


    Promising review: "This is an excellent and well-sized pet bed! It definitely fits our 23-pound pit bull puppy with extra room for her to grow into. The mustard yellow is not super bright and more on the muted, slightly darker side, which is more than ideal for our living room color palette. Looks very high quality and chic!" β€”Lam-An

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $157.99 (originally $259.99; also available in mustard).

    18. A mattifying sheet mask that'll help reduce your oiliness and shine so your forehead doesn't look like an oil slick by 3 p.m. Another added benefit: less oil potentially means less breakouts!


    Promising review: "I love sheet masks but they have their cons for sure. Most have too much serum or essence, have icky or not a lot of beneficial ingredients, or really don't work β€” but I would recommend all of the Sephora masks since they have the perfect amount of serum and actually have great ingredients like willow bark (natural salicylic acid!). I bought quite a few for the holidays since I was flying out to see my boyfriend and I loved all of them, but the green tea one stood out. I have normal to dry acne prone skin. Most acne treatments are too drying but the green tea mask is hydrating. I used this mask since after the holidays and lots of makeup, I had a few breakouts. I used this mask on the return flight, got plenty of rest, and the next day my acne had reduced. Of course it isn't magic, some of my acne was still there but it definitely reduced the time of the breakout. I will definitely use these masks again." β€”FifiBunQueen

    Get it from Sephora for $6 β€” and right now sheet masks are buy three get one free!

    19. A FURminator brush for pets who just. won't. stop. shedding. They'll love the brushing and you'll love not having to lint roll your pants every time you get up from the couch.

    fantasmeg / Chewy

    Promising review: "I live in Arizona and the heat is not kind to my fluffy cat. As soon as we moved here from up north, she started shedding like crazy in response to the heat! I had taken her to groomers for various de-shedding treatments because she hated being brushed but it quickly got too expensive. I found this (at a much more reasonable price then in stores BTW) and figured it couldn't hurt to try, even if it says its 'for dogs.' Now as soon as I pull this out of the drawer my cat hops up in my lap and purrs like a machine; she loves being brushed with the FURminator!! It lightens her crazy thick undercoat and allows me a little break from vacuuming almost every day! I tell anyone with cats or dogs that have thick hair to pick one up immediately!!" β€”Lauren

    Get it from Chewy for $29.95 (available in two sizes and two styles).

    20. Some self-tanning drops so your skin always looks like you've been chillaxing at the beach for the summer (even if you only go outside to get the mail) β€” but without the risk of skin cancer!


    Promising review: "This is a phenomenal product. I have fair-to-light olive skin with hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and chin, and redness around my nose. I am never comfortable bare faced but live in a city with hot humid summers, so summer makeup is always a struggle (doesn't help that I sweat a lot). I started using two drops of this product mixed into my moisturizer and smoothed over my face and neck every other night. It gives my skin a beautiful tone and lets me wear minimal concealer alone the next day. The first time I did it, before a weekend trip, my boyfriend exclaimed 'Your skin looks amazing!' when he picked me up the next morning. It doesn't even necessarily look 'tan,' it just looks really healthy. I don't notice an odor when I treat my face and neck, but once I did my whole body with a dropper-full of product and did detect a slight self tanner scent the next day β€” but much less than I get from products by St Tropez, Josie Maran, etc. It layers well over my nighttime treatments (essence, peptide serum) but I haven't tried it over my nighttime acid. Will probably keep alternating with that." β€”Sephora Reviewer

    Get them from Sephora for $29 (available in three shades).

    21. A longwear matte lipstick to make you feel like you're the only one in the world who has found the a liquid lippie that won't budge. The rest of your lipsticks can ~take a bow~.

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My interest in this product may be unique. I have a discoloration on my bottom lip. I'm not terribly self conscious about it; it just is what it is. I don't usually wear lipstick/gloss but when I do, I want full coverage. Also, I usually stay away from matte lipstick because it's dry and caky. Stunna Lip Paint is exceptional. I purchased 'Uncuffed' a pinkish brown, a nice neutral, and it covers my discoloration flawlessly. I wear it all work day long (approximately nine hours) and it stays on through drinks and lunch. It's the first Fenty makeup product I've purchased and I'm seriously impressed." β€”KAJONES27

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $25 (available in eight shades).

    Check out my colleague's Stunna Lip Paint review here for more deets!

    22. A versatile pair of minimalist mules you can wear around the house or in public. It has a soft leather insole so you can stand all day without pain.


    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I’ve made. These shoes are incredibly comfortable and so beautiful! I’ve worn them in two opportunities, and people tell me that, because of them, my whole outfit looks super elevated and even professional! I super recommend them, whether you want to stay home or go outside. They’re super versatile!" β€”Ucrania M.

    Get them from Nisolo for $98 (available in sizes 5-11 and three colors).

    23. An eyebrow grooming gel like Boy Brow for taming your unruly eyebrows or creating fluffy caterpillars from sparse, barely-there hairs.

    Anamaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I wore this to a festival and it stayed on through infinite sweat there. After the festival, I got hit by a car on the side of the road and after getting pulled out from under a car and going to the hospital, the only intact part of my makeup when I left the hospital was this brow product." β€”Maddy

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    Check out my colleague's review of Boy Brow for more deets! (#5)

    24. An eco-friendly collapsible popcorn popper to whip up delicious kernels for movie night. It's dishwasher-safe and folds down so it takes up less space in your pantry. The best part = not having to throw away wasteful microwave popcorn bags!

    W&P Designs

    Promising review: "This little bowl is one of my most favorite purchases ever! We had been using paper lunch bags to make popcorn in the microwave which was not environmentally friendly. This bowl works like a dream, cleans with a simple rinse, and collapses for easy storage. We love it!" β€”Karen M

    Get it from Nordstrom, Sur La Table, and W&P Designs for $20.

    25. An acne patch because a pimple or a breakout shouldn't ruin your otherwise good day. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.

    Hero Cosmetics

    Promising review: "These dots are amazing. I have been putting them on problem spots overnight and by the morning the spot is usually flattened and it shrinks my zit. Highly recommended!" β€”ceags

    Get a pack of 36 from Anthropologie for $13.

    26. Olaplex, a splurge-worthy repairing treatment if your dry, damaged, colored hair needs some reviving. 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, which helps my hair feel thick and strong.


    Promising review: "If I could give this product more stars I would! Since I can remember, I have had a short pixie and then would grow my hair out to shoulder length. It would be so fine, have a lot of breakages, and look a mess β€” until three years ago when I started using Olaplex weekly. No joke, my hair is nearly to my butt, healthy, strong, minimal breakage, and so healthy. This is my holy grail!" β€”Jemca

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    27. A lightweight puffer jacket because it's the perfect outerwear for this between-spring-and-summer weather. Reviewers say it's warm despite being lightweight and that it will last your for-ev-er.


    Promising review: "I've had my Nano Puff for over five years and with constant, year-round use, it's showing its age so I'm replacing it with the same jacket. The jacket is a perfect weight for running around the city in all seasons. In Minnesota's early season winter, it's great to have a less bulky jacket option. I have brought it camping often and if it's cool (40 degrees or less) I'm not warm enough when not active so I've layered a micro fleece jacket under it." β€”Joy53

    Get it from REI for $98.83+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and 10 colors).

    28. A puff vest version of the jacket if you need want an extra layer of warmth over your outerwear or you need just a bit of coverage for chilly early morning runs.


    Promising review: "I got this as a gift. It wasn't what I wanted but we were out of town and it was cold so I wore it, and I loved it. It fits under my two-piece North Face coat and has a nice inside pocket for keys or a credit card. I wear this and don't take a coat or purse when running around town. I hiked through some pretty heavy underbrush and then stood way too close to a fire, but I didn't notice any snags or scorch marks." β€”calliel

    Get it from REI for $149 (available in sizes XS-XXL and five colors).

    29. A mug warmer that'll keep your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa piping hot. Repeat after me: There's nothing worse than room-temp coffee. There's nothing worse than room-temp coffee. There's nothing worse...


    Promising review: "I've read a lot of reviews about this and other mug warmers. The top complaint is that they don't keep beverages warm enough, so I decided to go about this scientifically. I brought my thermometer to work and here are the results. Out of the coffee machine: 180 degrees. After walking back to my desk: 160 degrees. After 20 minutes on warmer: 150 degrees. So there you have it β€” it lost more heat walking back to my desk than sitting on the warmer for 20 minutes untouched. If 150 degrees is warm enough for you then this product is great." β€”BlackCat

    Get it from Target for $9.89.

    30. Or an Ember Mug2 because it's a smart mug that allows you to pick the exact temperature of your drink from your phone or smart watch.

    @ember / Via

    Promising review: "The Ember Mug2 will spoil you. It keeps my tea warm for over an hour while roaming around β€” no lid or base required. Recharges in a couple hours on the base plate with wall plug. Not cheap but so worth it if you like hot beverages. I will never drink tepid tea again!" β€”NancyTX

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $99.99+ (also available in copper).

    31. A reusable K-cup pod if you're tired of spending money (and making more trash!) on K-cups you use once and toss. This lil' purple guy is reusable so you can fill it up with whatever coffee grounds you're feeling. Once you've brewed your mug, clean out the K-cup and use it again tomorrow (or later today if you can't get through the day without at least three cups).


    Promising review: "Excellent product. Works extremely well in multiple Keurig coffee makers in my office, including commercial models. Plastic body is sturdy and thicker than other 'cheap' reusable cups. Filter screen is easy to clean in running water and drains completely during brewing (no drips/residue). Bought this to replace other cheaper products that did not work as well. Very pleased." β€”Garthamatic

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    32. Killawatt highlighter if you're trying to follow Rihanna's example and shine bright like a diamond. Its cream powder formula is blendable and feels practically weightless on your skin!

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I bought this a month ago and I’ve been waiting to use this on my birthday. When it touched my face, I instantly felt even more beautiful with it on. It shimmers and glistens and just makes any deeper-complexion woman's skin pop! Most definitely my #1 highlighter." β€”LIBRA29

    Get it from Fenty Beauty for $36 (available in nine shades and duos).

    Check out my colleague's review of Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter for more deets!

    Me congratulating all these products for being hella good at their jobs:

    Fremantle USA

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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