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    Feb 14, 2020

    Nobody: *Silence* BuzzFeed: Here Are 28 Things I Absolutely Think You Need

    At least we have some self-awareness, OK?

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    1. A non-slip sink caddy to keep your sponge elevated so it drains properly and doesn't develop mold. It's flexible to fit many different faucet styles.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have had too many different sponge holders to even count. They all had suction cups that eventually stop sticking. I was looking for something that would do the job without a suction cup. Some had metal that rusted, some had an area to catch the drips and that area just got gross FAST! This is THE PERFECT sponge holder. It's completely flexible. You can widen the holder for larger sponges, bend it in just about anyway imaginable to fit any place. I have a double sink and a lot of the pictures showed it with a single sink. I bent mine in a weird way, but let me tell you it works perfectly." —B.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in four colors).

    2. A pair of innovative scissors you'll reach for any time you have to cut something — be it chunky cardboard, wire mesh, or even pizza. Their ergonomic design keeps your wrist straight, which is a more natural position than if you were cutting with regular scissors.

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    Reviewers say they're also great for people with arthritis as they reduce wrist strain.

    Promising review: "Right Shears are awesome!! The angle at which the scissors are held makes it very easy on the wrist and elbow. It's a much more natural motion and reduces shoulder and wrist strain. The scissors are high quality and they cut through the toughest of material. They are great for cutting through large pieces of cardboard or other material. No more paper cuts on scrapes from hitting the material as it is cut. Great value for the price." —Michael Grills

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. An embroidery starter kit if you're looking for a new hobby. This kit comes with everything you need so you can live your best twentysomething-grandma life.

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    Promising review: "This was my first time ever doing any kind of embroidery and this kit was perfect to start me off. The instructions were easy to understand. I had so many people ask me where I got it and it looks so beautiful! I would definitely recommend." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 23 patterns).

    4. A clip-on cup holder so you don't have to constantly worry about spilling your soda all over your very expensive computer.

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    The mug version has a divot for the handle.

    Promising review: "This cup holder is a gamer's best friend! I have over five grand on my desk and would never bring drinks into my game room because I am a klutz. The possibility of spilling a drink on my desk and ruining all of my gear or sitting it on the floor and kicking toward wires left me parched. Not no more! I have a handy dandy Monster on deck at all times now. Thanks YOY!" —Sergio

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97+ (available for both mugs and cups and in seven colors).

    5. A mini can colander for straining tuna tins and canned goods. The alternative is dirtying your colander...which then has to be washed...and dried...and put back in its place....

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I basically got this just for draining tuna; we use two cans at least twice a week. But it isn't actually for just draining. It is to keep from cutting anything (fingers!) while draining and, most importantly, not losing any tuna down the drain. I make a lot of vegetable soup, using cans on hand. Even though I buy low sodium cans, I like to rinse the vegetables in the can. This is perfect for that! This is one of those items you don't think you need until you try it. Then you'll wonder how you lived without it." —Madeupagin

    Get it from Amazon for $3.39.

    6. A stretchy silicone bookmark that'll point to the exact line that you left off at in whatever novel you're reading.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These things are a lifesaver. I'm never one to spend on things like bookmarks but when I saw these, I had to have them. Not only are you able to remember your page in the book, but you can also remember the last freaking word you left off on with these. Solid build and great feel to them. Even the slightly taller books hold these well." —Manuel S.

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. A pet hair detailer if your pup frequently joins you on car rides and leaves behind basically another dog's worth of fur. This lil' guy loosens trapped hairs so you can vacuum them up easily.

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    Promising review: "I'm an auto detailer and this helps immensely when vacuuming up pet hair. Even the strongest Shop-Vacs won't pick up every little pet hair embedded; that's what makes this product so amazing. Whenever I'm about to vacuum up some pet hair, I just go ahead and use this Lilly Brush first, then vacuum it all up easily. My mother tried it out and she went and bought herself one for around the house as well. Excellent product, whether you're a detailer or not!" —Usman Khan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.

    8. A makeup-removing pen to clean up small messes — like smeared eyeliner or flaky mascara — so you don't have to whip out the makeup remover and start all over again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "So far it has worked great as a quick fix whenever I make mistakes on my winged eyeliner. I would return it if it left any residue, but it wasn't greasy when applied and is remarkably precise. It also worked well when removing mascara from my eyelids. This remover stick is very useful for me and saves me time and frustration, easily removing whatever mess I made. I’ve used swabs and liquid eye makeup remover to correct eyeliner and remove smudges but I really didn’t like that it left unnecessary trash and mess in my room. I’m quite impressed that it can also be used as a lip or nail balm. I appreciate that it easily absorbs and conditions my dry cuticles without being too greasy. It feels silky smooth, calming the irritated areas of my cuticles." —Elena

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    9. A magnetic key rack for your keys. Now you'll always know where they *and* you can declutter that random table by the front door where you used to toss them.

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    Promising review: "I can easily see where all my keys are! No longer do they end up hiding in pockets, on other countertops, or other tables in my home. I appreciate hanging them here versus setting on the countertop below as that often resulted in a hodgepodge. I also like having a cleaner-feeling entry closet, not the big clunky key hanger that I used to have gunking up the wall. Husband likes that they are strong enough to hold two fob keys sets per magnet. We keep van keys on one, and car keys on other. So much easier to keep track of keys!" —Mamashebear

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a four- and six-pack).

    10. An in-shower styler that'll live up to its name — Perfect Hair Day. As your hair dries, this cream adds shine, softness, and body to your mane.

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    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product. I have tried almost every hair product under the sun and this by far is the best. I have wavy, frizzy, dry, unmanageable hair and this product tames it like nobody's business. I use it in the shower, towel dry it, brush through it, use a little argan oil, and I have perfect beach waves for days! Had this product been around 20 years ago, it would have saved me so much embarrassment in middle school." —Brenda Paul

    Get it from Amazon for $26.

    11. A portable razor for shaving on the go. It has a built-in water spritzer, a moisturizing bar to lubricate your skin, and two razor blades so you can shear any stray hairs or just reduce the amount of stuff you have to bring in your overnight bag.

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    Promising review: "I am obsessed with this razor. I used to have to take so many things with me when I slept at my boyfriend's house or went on vacation, but now I just drop this into my bag and it's all I need. I shave my legs and arms with this and it makes my skin so soft and smooth. Definitely going to purchase a couple more to gift to my sisters. Highly recommend this to anyone...even if its just for a touch-up — so worth it!" —Michelle Lameh

    Get it from Amazon for $9.40+ (available in five colors).

    12. An ~a-peel-ing~ cat bed they'll ~go bananas~ for — or at least just look really freaking cute in while you snap photos for their Instagram.

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    Promising review: "This is the best purchase ever made. She likes to sleep in confined spaces, like purses and shoes...and I can't afford to let her sleep in my purses. I brought her over to it and she immediately crawled in and made herself comfortable. I've never had a pet fall in love with something so quickly. My heart is exploding." —Jess R.

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    13. A no-show belt to prevent the dreaded "buckle bulge" or hold up your pants even if you *don't* have belt loops.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this belt because due to the shape of my figure, my waist is smaller than my outer thighs and my butt. So it's either I buy jeans too small that feel tight but will lay up against my waist, or I purchase jeans that fit my butt and my outer thighs that leave a gap at my waist. I hate wearing belts, because I don't like the bulky look or feel. That is why I am so glad I found this stretchy belt. It keeps my pants up, and keeps them from shifting or falling down. And best of all it keeps my jeans lying flat against my waist, which enhances the way they look on me. So problem solved! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾" —MJR Industries

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven colors and a plus-size option).

    14. A couple of King of the Hill buttons that'll communicate to any strangers that you are not to be messed with.

    WirehedLaboratories / Etsy

    Get it from WirehedLaboratories on Etsy for $4.

    15. A handy dandy foot rest with sturdy rubber feet so you can shave your legs and polish your toes with ease.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is seriously EXACTLY what I was looking for! This fits in my shower without getting in the way and now I can shave my legs again!" —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    16. Or a shower step for anyone who's tired of precariously positioning their foot on the ledge of the tub to shave.

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    The Shower Step is designed for showers with 90-degree angles so it won't work on curved walls.

    Promising review: "This thing has revolutionized our shower. This thing installs in about five minutes. My wife used to have to put her foot way up on the edge of the tile wall which was very uncomfortable for shaving her legs. She says this thing is much, much more comfortable and at the perfect height. You can fully rest you weight on it also without fear of it falling or popping off the wall like the suction cup type. I use it every day for resting my foot on when washing my legs in the shower and I weigh 200 pounds. Hope this helps someone out there." —JJbad

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    17. A My Favorite Murder keychain to honor your favorite book from the hosts of the only podcast you can be bothered to listen to every week.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is currently the key chain for my pepper spray. I feel like Georgia and Karen are with me reminding me to Stay Saved and Do God's Missions, but also to Pepper Spray first and ask questions later. Perfect for the murderino in your life... even if that murderino is you." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    18. A bra band you'll never want to exercise without because it reduces boob movement and makes high-intensity workouts a little less miserable. It's also great for compression after breast surgery and improving your posture.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought a size M for my daughter (36C) who runs cross country. She sort of looked at me sideways when I took it out of the package, so I put it on over my tee, wearing an everyday bra (38FF), and did a couple of jumping jacks. For the first time since I hit puberty (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, nice girls didn't use tampons, and the want ads were separated into JOBS/MALE and JOBS/FEMALE), I wasn't at risk of giving myself a black eye or throwing out my back. Amazing. Also comfortable and eminently adjustable. Win-win!" —Charlie Bradbury

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    19. A space-saving, bottle-stacking shower caddy that'll practically solve all your bathing-related pet peeves. No more tripping over all the bottles in your shower. No more waiting forever and slapping the shampoo until it finally comes out. No. more. hassle.

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    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. It hangs on the shower pipe and has one suction cup that acts as a stabilizer (not a weight bearer). The space between the trays is perfect to corral the hose if your shower head has one. The wire trays are tilted so your almost empty bottles of stuff are always ready, cap-down position to dispense...no waiting or shaking bottles is necessary." —Isaac

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in eight colors).

    20. A laptop sticker for anyone who's spent the last hour drafting an email to their boss before consulting their coworkers about whether they've used too many or too few exclamation marks (does this say fun! and approachable! or do I sound like I'm screaming?) and then ultimately waited until the following week to revisit the email, read it 20 more times, and then hit send.

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    Promising review: "It sticks to things and confirms my incredible wit to the entire world." —KrisK

    Get it from Amazon for $1.43.

    21. A hairbrush cleaner to remove dust and debris from your brush without damaging the bristles. Psst! Your hairbrush can harbor bacteria and yeast — do you really want to be running that through your hair each day? Yuck!

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    Promising review: "OK so when I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. I've even run my brushes through the dishwasher. Still it's so hard to get the little lints that form at the base of the brush. This thing works amazing. I don't know why, it just does. The particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner 10x as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    22. A page holder so you don't need two hands to hold open your book. Think of all the things you can do with your free hand....

    Amazon

    Promising review: "One of my favorite all-time purchases! With arthritis in both thumbs, this makes reading books enjoyable again. Very nice quality and feels very comfortable. I would highly recommend this product." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in two sizes).

    23. A dry shampoo for dark hair because no brunette wants a white cast on their scalp. This powder also helps volumize your second- or third-day hair so no one has to know what a trash human being you are. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am so shocked at how well this works! I have never been able to find a dry shampoo that works on my hair for all day! This stuff actually works on my fine blonde hair (above). I have been able to go two days without showering (haven’t tried longer). I can still run my fingers through my hair after using it and it even lasts all day. I only have to touch up the next day. Would recommend to anyone. AMAZING." —AAH

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    24. A minimalist soap holder if you hate picking up soggy bars of soap. This way the bar won't leave behind sticky residue on your shelves *and* it'll last longer because excess water drains out the bottom.

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    Promising review: "I never write reviews BUT this product is fabulous! We have a large house and everyone has a particular soap they like. So every bathroom has three Drybars. Everyone is happy especially me because: no scum leaks down (don’t know why but it’s true) and my soaps last four to five times longer. I use a really expensive body soap and my current bar has lasted over a year! I’ll be replacing it in a month but honestly just so appreciative of how clean the showers stay and how long our soap lasts." —Mary O'Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A portable stain bar so you can remove stains on the go. It's safe for use on bras, underwear, swimsuits, hats, you name it!

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    Promising review: "While the bar is small, a little goes a long way! It took out extremely stubborn red wine stains off my white jeans surprisingly well to where you can no longer even guess there was a stain before. Had tried other products on this stain but with no success. This bar worked like magic... put some on the spot and rubbed it in to the stain. Let it sit for about 10ish minutes and washed it off in the machine. The stain was gone! :) It’s also worked great to get poop stains out of my baby’s white and light colored outfits. Would recommend this for stubborn stains! Note: it does has a scent but nothing a rinse in the washing machine couldn’t get rid off." —PK

    Get it from Amazon for $5.59.

    26. A delicious variety box of Japanese candy that'll probably ruin American snacks for you.

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    Promising review: "My 10-year-old daughter requested this because she was interested in finding out more about Japan. We had a one-hour tasting party on the living room floor and we compared the snacks to each other and to American snacks. We loved some, and we hated some. She took some duplicates to school and shared them with her friends. You can tell a lot about the culture by common flavors, textures, packaging, serving sizes, and a lot of other things that we saw in this box. We don't have a lot of exposure to Japanese culture here in Missouri, so this was a wonderful learning and bonding experience for my daughter, her friends, and me. :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 30-piece box from Amazon for $12.95.

    27. A Bluetooth adapter if your car is technologically challenged. Just plug this bad boy into the auxiliary port and sync it with your phone so you can play DJ.

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    Promising review: "My truck lacks many modern amenities found in most vehicles of its day, Bluetooth being one of them. Plus the headphone jack on my device started having issues of connectivity so I needed an alternative solution. That’s where this thing comes in. It readily reconnects upon startup, has good battery life, produces adequate sound quality (though the low frequencies-bass-seem elevated), and the hands-free calling function is just a bonus in my case. I just wanted to connect wirelessly for music playback purposes and I am very satisfied with this product in that regard. I bought another for in the house too. Plugged that one into an older countertop radio for added functionality. Works as advertised, would recommend." —Mr. Analytical

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    28. A handsome Squidward pin because we can only dream of being this incredibly good-looking.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Squilliam will never achieve this level of handsome. This pin is great." —Rebekah Kimes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Do you need these things? Yes, 100%.

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

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