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    36 Products You Only Realize You Need Once…Well…You Need Them

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    1. An acne patch for those days when a pimple randomly pops up. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.,

    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about these patches! They are my skin savior! I actually gave myself a facial where I pushed up all the blackheads and whiteheads from my pores, which is why there is so much puss on the patches (gross, I know), but I couldn’t believe all of that was trapped in my skin!! Woke up and removed the patches, not a single pimple! If I would've not put these on, guaranteed I would have woken to multiple pimples in the area. I usually break out when I try to exfoliate and extract, so I only do it when my pores start to look huge and filled (yuck). I am now a true believer, leave the 'spot treatment' creams and switch to these! They will pull out that white head and reduce your pimple to practically nothing overnight! And it’s safer than a cream that just brings all that gunk to the surface but doesn’t actually remove it... then when you do you're left with an oozing pre-scar for the rest of the day! I am now a monthly subscriber. I will never use anything else. In fact, just ordered the XL acne patches to pull out more gunk on my forehead (live in AZ, constantly sweating and naturally oily). Thank you for making such a great product!!" —jennifer9

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49 (originally $10.50).

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 24,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    2. And an easy-to-use post-breakout cream for handling all the annoyances if the pimple pops. It's designed to target post-breakout scarring, relieve dry and itchy skin, even texture, and reduce redness.

    model applying the cream to their cheek

    Promising review: "This has helped me so much with skin picking. It heals scabs and zits quickly, and you can also feel where the balm is on your skin, so it serves as a good tactile reminder for me to stop picking when I start doing it mindlessly. Honestly it has been the most helpful thing I've found for changing this habit (and I have tried A LOT of things). I also recommend the patches." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A mold and mildew remover because one day you got in the shower and noticed the grout was black. Good thing this cleaning gel will handle the stains for you — and without you ever having to touch a sponge or brush. Set it, forget it, and return to grout that looks like new.

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight

    Promising review: "You guys. I’m embarrassed to even show you this. The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I came across this in a BuzzFeed list, and this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today." —KarynB

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A compact automatic LifeTek umbrella so you're always prepared for unexpected showers. This lightweight yet sturdy rain repeller will become a must-have in your bag.

    Reviewer holding the umbrella

    Promising review: "I don't think I've ever owned an umbrella that lasted this long. Well worth the money. I've had this umbrella since 2015 now, and I carry it in my backpack daily and use it pretty much every time it rains. It's still going strong despite the rain and wind of NYC." —Ben

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    5. A roll-on migraine stick if you're prone to mind-numbing headaches. It's made with a mixture of peppermint, spearmint, lavender, and coconut oil so you may find sweet, sweet relief instead of having to retreat to your darkened bedroom when you feel a migraine coming on.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the best product on earth!! I absolutely am in love with it. I rub a bit on the sides of my neck when my neck hurts and a little bit on my forehead if I have a headache. The scent of peppermint just makes me relax and forget about everything else. I carry it in my purse so it's with me at all times. I highly recommend this product. Thank you for allowing me to review this product. I am very satisfied with it." —King

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    My colleague tested and loved this. Read her Migrastil Migraine Stick review to learn more.

    6. A collapsible dog bowl that'll ensure your furry friend stays hydrated no matter where your next adventure takes you. It folds flat, making it a ~port-a-bowl~ option you can easily store in your backpack or pocket the next time you're on the go.

    The bowl

    Promising review: "I love this bowl!! It's lightweight. You could shove it in your pocket. It has a loop for hanging or attaching it. I've used it a few times on walks and around the house. My dog loves to drink from it. It holds more than her collapsible dog bowl. Today I leak tested it. I filled it with cold water so at first it did have some moisture under and around the bottom. After two hours, several dog slurps and the water warming, there is no moisture and the bottom is dry. Just noticed it was sitting in direct sunlight so I temp tested. The water inside is still very cool. This is a great buy!!" —baduffy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.85.

    7. A collagen-coating hair treatment for when your hair is in need of some TLC. This cream will help revitalize a dry, damaged, and overprocessed mane overnight.

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough-looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45.

    Read our Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment review to learn more about why my colleague calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    8. A set of Kegel weights to not only help with incontinence but also potentially make sex easier, less painful, and more enjoyable. These are especially great for people who've just given birth, though anyone can benefit from strengthening their pelvic floor muscles.

    Reviewer holding one of the weights, which is similar in size to a tampon

    Promising review: "Since starting, my bladder control has significantly improved. I am now able to sneeze or cough without peeing myself. Yes, that's right. I am able to hold my pee longer, which means I can actually make it to the bathroom without dribbling on myself. The best part is that just a few short weeks into the program you will have results you can feel. I think every woman who has ever had kids should try this, out. The overall quality of my life has improved. Ditch your panty liners, stop the embarrassing dribbles, no more mad dashes to the rest room because of a weak bladder. Even my sex life has improved; I have control of those pelvic muscles now. Just remember to wash the weights before and after each use with an antibacterial spray, and allow time to air dry before putting them away. I say air dry because if you wipe them dry with a cloth you run the risk of giving yourself a bladder infection or urinary tract infection, and those are no laughing matter. Easy to use, easy to clean, stores away quickly." —Lady Tauber

    Get a set of six weights from Amazon for $49.99.

    9. An odor-eliminating spray because the smell of pee wafting from your carpet — even though you've diligently cleaned up after every pet mess — makes relaxing in the living room near impossible. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet's accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.

    The spray bottle

    Rocco & Roxie is a family-owned small business named after the Magleby family's pets Rocco, a labradoodle, and Roxie, a former shelter tabby cat. They make a variety of pet supplies, including cleaners, treats, grooming tools, accessories, and toys.

    Promising review: "I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get 'peed off' about. It's not a litter box problem and, although I've caught one or two of them doing it, I can't blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pads, I saturate the area with Rocco & Rossi's odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I've tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It's better than smelling that awful pee!" —mona mia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    Check out our in-depth Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator review.

    10. A tonsil stone remover so you can *finally* treat the root cause of your bad breath. This tool has a built-in LED light so you can easily locate the tonsil stone. Plus it also comes with a syringe to help you wash out the pocket the tonsil stone left behind.


    Promising review: "I don’t think there’s anything more disgusting than tonsil stones! Let’s face it, they irritate the back of your throat, and they STINK! I cannot begin to tell you the amount of objects I’ve put in my mouth to try to get these things out over the years, often holding a flashlight in one hand, the aforementioned object in the other and straining to get a good view in the mirror. The smooth rounded semi-soft tip allows for quick and easy extrication of the stones with minimal discomfort, and the powerful light makes visualization a snap! If I could give it 10 stars I would have!" —Lee Oliver

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    11. A set of snap-on sheet labels if you've ever unraveled your neatly wrapped bed linens only to realize you grabbed the queen size sheets instead of the king. Rookie mistake!

    Snap On Bedding Label / Etsy

    Snap On Bedding Label is a small business run by Sunny Williams, a busy mom who wanted to spend less time finding the right set of sheets. The best part? The snap-on labels don't require sewing or ironing, won't damage your sheets, and can be reused when your old sheets need to be replaced.

    Promising review: "These little snap tags have helped me organize my linen closet in a way I never thought possible! We have white sheets for every size bed in our home and now I can tell the twins from the doubles and the queens from the kings! A tight snap that allows the sheets to go into the washer still tagged — genius!" —Janine Molinaro

    Get a four-pack from Snap On Bedding ​Label on Etsy for $13.28 (available in sizes Twin–King).

    12. A drain clog remover that'll conquer the hair monster in your shower drain, simultaneously impressing and disgusting you. Or you can let the hair glob remain in the pipes and at some point your shower will turn into a bath. Fun!

    Reviewer holding the snake, which has grabbed a massive chunk of hair from the drain

    Promising review: "When I pulled the orange plastic spiked strip from the package, I was immediately skeptical and felt like all those five-star reviews were from people who exist in an alternate universe. I was tempted to initiate a return on Amazon but decided that I might as well gamble on a piece of $9 plastic before gambling $200 on a plumber. I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally FIVE SECONDS LATER I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. HOLY COW!!!!!!!! OHMYGOSH. I can't believe I still have any hair left on my head. SO MUCH REPULSIVE GUNK!!!! I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. We both agree it looks like a small raccoon or a large squirrel lying helplessly on my shower floor. It's a grisly, messy, smelly and oh-so-rewarding job." —Chocolate and Chips

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.98.

    13. A pack of iPhone charging cables for the person who's notorious for breaking theirs. These nylon braided cables have a 12,000+ bend lifespan meaning you can unsubscribe from your monthly Amazon order of a pack of chargers.

    The chargers, which come in three-foot, six-foot, and 10-foot lengths

    Promising review: "I’ve got these in my vehicle and by the bed. They’re very durable and can’t kink. They charge really well. I’m very satisfied with them." —Jamie S

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    Don't have an iPhone? These USB-C cables work great with most Android phones, and you can get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A set of wad-free pads to keep your bedsheets from tangling in the wash. If you've ever opened the dryer expecting...well...dry sheets only to find them tangled in a damp ball, you need this.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. 

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. Some foam earplugs because it's already too late once you finally realize you need them. Get them now to save yourself from sleepless nights and ruined productivity later.

    BuzzFeed Editor holding the ear plugs
    Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

    I bought these earplugs to deal with noise coming from the restaurant below my apartment as well as downstairs neighbors who liked to hangout on their balcony (which was right below my bedroom window) and drink very loudly at 2 a.m. The white noise of the AC running wasn't enough to block out the sounds (and I'm not a super light sleeper), so I knew I needed something heavier duty. These didn't block every bit of sound, but they did a solid job, allowing me to sleep through the night without issue. I still use them at my new apartment because I am a glutton for punishment and moved into a prewar apartment with terrible sound insulation, two bars on either side of me, and neighbors with a patio who like to talk loudly at night. 

    Get a bottle of 50 earplugs from Amazon for $9.89.

    16. A dishwasher door holder so you can air dry your dishes hassle free. Hate when people close the open dishwasher by accident, not knowing you left it open on purpose? Tired of having to step all the way around the dishwasher because it won't stay open unless it's all the way down? Nervous about damaging the gasket because you've wedged god knows what in the door to prop it open? Use this magnet instead! It even has a clean/dirty indicator so people know if it's being loaded or unloaded.

    The gray cat-shaped door holder manget that says dirty on one side
    Steerhead Design / Etsy

    Steerhead Design is a small business based in Rutland, South Dakota that sells a variety of 3D-printed planters and home products.

    Promising review: "The dishwasher door holder was exactly what I needed to allow a bit of airflow. Without it, the door had to be halfway open or the hinge would force it fully closed. I appreciated the range of colors to choose from, allowing the holder to blend in. The plastic is sturdy, and the magnet allows it to stick to the door when the dishwasher is running so I can’t lose it. It’s great!" —Lorrie Windholz

    Get it from Steerhead Design on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    17. A car safety hammer if you're ever in a situation where you need to break the window or cut through a seatbelt. While I hope you're never in an automobile emergency, it's a good idea to have this in the car just in case!

    The hammer being used to break the passenger's side window

    It's small enough to keep in the glove compartment, center console, or door pocket, but it also comes with a mounting bracket.

    Promising review: "A distracted driver ran a traffic light and rolled my car over. I used this device to help get myself out without having to wait for emergency response. I highly recommend having this in your vehicle but hope and pray you won't need it. I bought a few for friends and family." —Thomas G.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A pack of Schick dermaplaning razors that'll take care of stray hairs the minute you notice them. Reviewers also say they're great for shaving peach fuzz so makeup applies more evenly.,

    Promising review: "I'm a hairy gal. Hormonal problems ruled out by my physician; it's just hereditary. My cheeks, neck, forehead, and chin are covered in a fine ever-growing peach fuzz. If I cease shaving, I shall acquire a boat and thus forth be dubbed blonde beard. My mustache is darker and thicker, something I think a lot of women experience. I have been shaving for a while with a men's razor (Gillette Fusion ProGlide for reference) and shaving cream but it just couldn't give me a close enough shave. ENTER SCHICK SILK TOUCH-UP! Holy wow! I've been dry shaving my entire face and some of my neck with these and no irritation, plus it is the closest shave I have gotten. No pulling or scraping like other 'mini razors.' It's quicker than doing what I call a 'dad shave' in the shower, and I can see what I'm shaving because I'm at my makeup table and there's no shaving cream obstructing my view (I don't want to accidentally hack off the hair by my ears or forehead). Plus, I compared this to other (what I call) mini razors and it's twice the size. So very efficient for doing your whole face, easy for detailing those brows. I love this product and hope that they sell it forever. It works on my peach fuzz, mustache, and brows. If I ever get word that they are going to stop making them, I will hoard them all." —Dr. Eleanor Abernathy

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.97.

    19. Or a portable razor for making shaving on the go a little less ~hairy~ (pun intended!). It has a built-in water spritzer, a moisturizing bar to lubricate your skin, and two razor blades so you can shear any missed hairs or just reduce the amount of stuff you have to bring in your overnight bag.

    hands holding the pink circular razor showing its refillable water spray bottle, shea butter moisturizing bar, and two triple blade razor cartridges

    Promising review: " I love the little to go razor kit!! It is perfect to keep in your bag or car for when you miss little areas or even when you forget to shave entirely! It smelt so good right out of the box and I love that it is reusable!!!" —Michelle Neice

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (also available in navy).

    20. A red wine stain-remover spray to hastily remove any vino you spill in those few moments of clarity you have when you're tipsy and realize you've made a big mistake. It even works on old stains!

    Promising review: "We have a lighter-colored carpet throughout our entire house and with a toddler, two black cats, and two clumsy adults, it feels like a new stain shows up every single day. Saw this product on a BuzzFeed list and figured since it’s less than $6 I’d give it a try. It WORKS! It worked SO fast and smells nice too! I promise you, this is $6 well spent!" —Jonathan and Jill Orbell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    21. A pack of portable soap sheets because it's both ~beary~ practical and un~bear~ably cute. We've all had to use shady public restrooms and cringed when we press the soap dispenser only to find that it's empty. Not anymore!

    The pink plastic container with ears and a nose, plus the pink paper-thin soap sheets

    Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted! Hands feel very clean after wash! Highly recommend! I read other reviews and decided these had the best reviews, those reviews did not disappoint! Each sheet of soap produces enough soap to give the comfort of knowing your hands are throughly clean. We liked our first order so much that we bought 10 packs for my fiancé's work crew to help make keeping their hands clean during this pandemic! (He’s a delivery driver/repair tech.) If you have wanted to try something like this product, I highly recommend this brand!" —Clippin4You

    Get 200 sheets (two pink and two blue containers with 50 sheets each) from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. A beeswax wood polisher so you can revive your precious hardwood floors when your dog accidentally gouges it with his overgrown nails. Plus, this method is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing the wood, and using this polish on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.,

    Promising review: "Works as incredibly as the reviews said! Super fast, no strong smelly chemicals, amazing results!" —Michelle B

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    23. A pet hair remover if you're tired of getting fur all over your clothes. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section

    Promising review: "If I could give this product six stars, I would. My husband and I use it almost every day. We have three furry dogs and six fluffy cats, which makes for A LOT of hair. We were using a lint roller before we bought our ChomChom Roller. The lint roller didn't work very well and had to be replaced. We have had our ChomChom Roller for months and it still works just as well as it did when we first got it. We can actually invite our friends over now without worrying about all the pet hair." —Morgan Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    24. A pack of aluminum-free deodorant wipes that'll freshen your pits on the go. They're made to absorb orders so no one else has to know that you forget to apply deodorant this morning.

    The wipes

    Promising review: "I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms since I have very delicate skin, so I can't use strongly scented deodorants. I'm always trying out cream deodorant or gels, but it either irritates my skin or it doesn't stop my bad odor. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I LOVE IT! I can't believe that something finally works! My armpits don't smell bad. I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful; I love the smell and it's not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut." —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three scents and multipacks).

    25. An Anker portable battery pack for juicing your devices when you inevitably forget your charger. It's small enough to take with you on the go but powerful enough to charge your phone to full battery multiple times.

    reviewer holding the black power bank, which is about the size of an iPhone

    Promising review: "Very Impressed with this little power bank! Slim enough to stick in my back pocket while hiking with the cord attached so I can charge the iPhone so I never miss any great pics!" —BhaktiBellaLuce

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (also available in white).

    26. A portable Bissell SpotBot to spare you from spending hours on your hands and knees scrubbing cat vomit from the carpet with a brush only to remove like 75% of it. Let this gadget clean up your messes in minutes.

    This portable carpet cleaner will spray, brush, and suction up any stain, no adult supervision needed. It also comes with a hose and tool attachment if you'd prefer a more hands-on cleaning session.

    Promising review: "Love this little machine! It is worth every penny if you have a pet. This thing literally removes anything, whether it's set in or recent. It works great for dirty footprints also. It will remove spots on carpet that nothing else will." —J. Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    27. A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream because you're tired of your mom constantly asking you, "Are you getting enough sleep?" on your weekly FaceTime even though she should darn well know that your dark circles are hereditary (thnx a lot Mom!).,

    Promising review: "This is the second review I’ve done on Amazon. I rarely go out of my way to write a review unless I’m truly amazed by the product. I have terrible sunken-in eyes (due to genetics) that can’t really be fixed without fillers (which I’d never do). No matter how much sleep I get, I have bad dark circles, so I decided that I had to invest in an eye cream. I’m so glad I did! I used a cheap drug store eye cream that really only made it look like I had water under my eyes and it did nothing else. This eye cream is so hydrating and smooth! It really evens out my skin tone and wakes up my face in the morning! I feel so refreshed and dare I say...prettier. It’s boosted my confidence a ton. I’m so happy with this product!" —casie ackerman

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes).

    28. A dandruff shampoo so you can banish white flakes from your scalp. It's made with ketoconazole 1%, an antifungal ingredient that'll tell your dandruff it's no longer welcome here.

    Reviewer's before and after photos showing the shampoo got rid of their significant dandruff

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.82 (originally $17.17, or Subscribe & Save for $14.08/month).

    29. A bug bite suction tool if you're tired of being a mosquito meal. It's designed to actually suck out venom, saliva, and irritants on your skin that may be causing swelling and itching so you can get back to enjoying your hike instead of stopping to scratch every five minutes.

    Reviewer's photoset showing the progression of the tool and that it made their mosquito bite flat and almost unnoticeable

    You can also use it to treat bites from bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    30. A genius silicone spatula that'll solve the very specific and very annoying problem of trying to scrape food off a stand mixer paddle. The center groove allows you to slide the spatula around the paddle so you can get every bit of dough or frosting.

    The white spatula cleaning a stand mixer beater attachment
    Jo Spatch by Josie / Etsy

    Jo Spatch by Josie is a small business based in San Antonio, Texas. Josie Gonzales, the creator of the Superspatch, is a baker with more than 40 years of experience.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed when making royal icing! Gets most of the royal icing off the blade scraper on KitchenAid attachment. Works great on buttercream too!" —M. S.

    Get it from Jo Spatch by Josie on Etsy for $14.99.

    31. A treat-dispensing mat for tackling bath time like a pro. Slather it with peanut butter to distract your pet so you can finally give them a good rinse.


    Promising review: "We have a 30-pound lab mix rescue who hates water. Usually, she shakes and tries to escape the bathtub. With this product, she got distracted and stayed in place. We put peanut butter in it and froze it so that it would take longer. Having the nubs helps slow her down too. It stayed in place on our tub with the suctions. Basic product but works great." —book nerd

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    32. A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray to make soap scum and shower grime buildup go bye bye without you ever having to wipe. Rinse it clean the next day, and you'll be amazed to see those hard water stains on your shower door are *poof* gone.

    Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. We plan on using it as part of our weekly cleanup routine, in addition to purchasing the Wet and Forget Mold and Mildew Remover for use on the vinyl siding of our house. This is truly an overnight sensation!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    33. A set of four reusable bags because this is the last time you forget your grocery tote at home! These come with built-in carabiners so you can clip them to your belt loops or your purse strap and literally never walk out the door without them.


    Promising review: "LOVE these bags. Have been using one from a promotional campaign at a store for 12+ years, and it's just now started to show some age. It gets used/abused several times a week with much heavier loads than recommended. With the carabiner and draw cord, it clips right on my tiny purse and I never forget it at home or in the truck when I go to the store. Bought these for gifts for a couple of environmentally aware friends, I'm positive they'll love them as much as I do." —M. Miller

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in a variety of colors).

    Check out BuzzFeed Reviews' deep dive into the best reusable grocery bags.

    34. A multi-tool so you have 40 tools (including a bottle opener, can opener, cord cutter, hex bit driver, pry bar, screwdriver, and wrench) in one handy gadget whenever you need them. It doesn't have sharp or jagged edges so it's safe to store in your purse.


    Promising review: "I keep this in my wallet and it has come in handy a few times. It's plenty sturdy, and to be honest it probably has too many features for me to even use all of them. It's been great so far, though. Very compact and sits in my wallet just fine. It's pretty useful and convenient at times. Pretty handy and far better than being empty-handed when something unexpected comes up." —Zachary

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95+ (available in two colors).

    35. An earwax removal kit if it's a little embarrassing how often you have to ask people to repeat themselves. Good thing you don't need your ears to read the 17,000+ 5-star reviews this product has garnered.

    Reviewer photo of their finger covered in chunks of ear wax

    Promising review: "After messing around with a cotton swab in my left ear (never do this), I managed to fully block all hearing in it. I ran around like a headless chicken for about 24 hours because the pressure in the ear was so intense. One treatment of Debrox and the blockage immediately subsided. Trick is to let it sit in the ear for at least five minutes. Drain the ear, wait another five minutes, then irrigate with the bulb and warm water, never cold. Seldom does a remedy work as advertised; this one does!" —Chazmax1

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60 (originally $7, available in two sizes).

    36. A box of wart-removing pads you apply like bandages that'll help you get rid of your extra growth. Be gone, appendage!,

    Promising review: "This stuff works! I’ve never had a wart in my life! At first I thought it was a small callus but as months went by it was getting larger. I started to google and realized I had a plantar wart on my thumb! Eww, embarrassing! So I got the freeze off and thought 'This has to work!' Nope! I tried the freeze off three times and nothing! I then realized the same thing was happening on my other thumb, a small callus but I knew that the wart had spread! Now I was desperate to get rid of them and knew I had waited too long! Bought the invisible strips and it removed my small wart in four days and my big wart in eight!! I couldn’t believe it. I left strips on for two days then pulled back the dead skin with a cuticle clipper and reapplied! My bigger wart was a little tougher to remove and I had irritated my skin trying to cut it out, so I left it alone for few days before reapplying strip and by the second 48-hour treatment, it was gone! I thought my skin would be damaged but it looks like nothing was ever there!" —Audrey N.

    Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96.

    You feeling prepared for whatever happens:

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