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    24 Products Under $10 That'll Actually Solve All Your Small Problems

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    1. A pack of hydrocolloid patches that can make some of even the worst pimples disappear literally overnight.

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    These absorb and extract the pus in, well, pustules, those irritating huge pimples that can stick around for too long. You simply put one patch over the pimple at night, then wake up in the morning and peel it off to see all the satisfying gunk that's no longer in your face.

    Promising reviews: "The reviews don't lie... these little pimple patches really work! Although I'd like to note on how to use them effectively. I've found that it works BEST on pimples that have already popped, or are ready to pop. It WON'T work on cystic acne that doesn't come to a head, "deeper" acne, etc. Although sometimes it's worth a try if you're okay with using one of them to take the chance and see if that huge zit is going to come to a head. For the pimples that are already popped or about to, THESE WORK SO WELL! I leave them on overnight and when I wake up in the morning, the blemish is nearly flat and the redness has calmed. I truly believe in these and will continue repurchasing forever!"Cecille

    Get them on Amazon: a four pack of 24 patches for $13 (96 patches, or about $0.14/patch), a three pack for $11 (72 patches, or about $0.15/patch), or a single pack of an ultra-thin version for $4.86 (assuming 24 patches, about $0.40/patch).

    2. A pack of ant baits to entice whatever summer ants you've been battling to their ultimate doom.

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    They bring the sweet-tasting poison back to their colony, which over the course of a few days (depending on the ants), kills both the workers and the queen.

    Promising review: "Outstanding product. Unusually warm weather out this way for Feb and we were finding relatively large ants in our kitchen. Went online, saw the reviews for Terro and it sure and heck beat out anything by Raid or its ilk, ordered some, laid them down in the kitchen, within two days the ants were gone. Found a few of them inside the traps, but then on the whole didn't think very much about it.

    Now in March, this past Saturday, my son yells, "Dad, there's ants by the door!" Sure enough, there was a trail of ants running along the base of the door frame, looking like they were coming from somewhere inside the house. Got three of the bait packs and placed them along the side of the door. I managed to accidentally spill some of the fluid in one of the packs on the floor where I was placing the bait pack, figured that was fine and I'd clean it off after the ants were gone.

    Within an hour or so there was a swarm of ants gathered around the spill and there were numerous ants inside all three of the packs that I had laid down. By that night there was maybe one or two ants I'd occasionally see, as of this writing the ants are gone. Bottom line, this stuff works, no question about it. Don't mess with the stuff you normally get in the supermarket, THIS is what you want if you're looking to have ants gone." —JamesMN

    Get two boxes with six bait stations each (that's 12 baits total) for $9.40 at Amazon.

    3. A can of powder cleanser to clean all kinds of impossible stuck-on gunk when you thought no amount of hardcore scrubbing could possibly help.

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    Promising review: "This stuff works so well, you'll feel like you're in a staged infomercial where your surfaces are left gleaming and impossibly new. I removed the worst stains from my white ceramic sink, which I had tried everything on... bleach, oxygen cleaners, lemon and baking soda... Nothing worked. But sprinkle some Bar Keeper's Friend on there with ~10 min of elbow grease, and BOOM it looks almost brand new. I'm obsessed, could not recommend it more." —KathleenH

    Get two cans on Amazon for $9.80 ($4.90 per can).

    4. This cute little brown sugar bear — it keeps brown sugar perfectly moist, so you never find your self hacking at a rock-hard clump, hoping to somehow make cookies.

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    Both my mom and I have used these for years — they do actually work! Put one in a fresh bag of sugar to prevent sticking, or set it on top of your already-hardened sugar to soften it.

    Promising review: "To be honest I had no idea this even existed! I AM SO HAPPY I bought this... you don't even know :) I had brown sugar stored in a container and I had not used it for a very long time... but then the other day I suddenly felt the need to make baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon.. I went to reach for my brown sugar... and it was HARD LIKE STONE!! No joke, I tried to scrape it, hammer it... nothing.... I was so sad and disappointed. Why did it get so hard? Why didn't I remember? And most important thing... WHAT DO I DO NOW?

    I received it yesterday and opened it immediately like a little kid would open a B-Day or X-mas Gift... I was excited and curious! The little bear was smaller than expected (well, I really had no idea what to expect anyway) and SO CUTE!

    1) I put it immediately in lukewarm water and let it soak for about 20-30 minutes.

    2) I dried it a little with a clean towel (just for a minute to take the extra water off).

    3) I placed it on top of my stone hard sugar and closed the container again.

    4) After only a couple of hours my sugar was already almost completed restored.

    5) Today I look at my super soft, fresh brown sugar and my little bear is smiling at me.... Now it's time to bake!!!" —mamivee

    Get one on Amazon for $6.49.

    5. A simple magnet that'll put a stop to any confusion the members of your household have about whether they need to be loading or unloading the dishwasher.

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    And it'll definitely help confusion not turn into frustration! You just flip it upside down after unloading or after setting it to wash.

    Promising review: "This thing does its job. Very sturdy too for its price. I added color to it to make it easier to see from far away. Buy this!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $3.29.

    6. An avocado saver to keep that second half flawlessly fresh so you can enjoy it even two or three days later.

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    Promising review: "At a very early age, we are taught that a whole avocado should never be eaten in one sitting. Pace yourself. Only 1/2 at a time. But wait—what do you do with the other half? Wrap it in plastic? Put it in Tupperware and risk the most expensive, beloved piece of produce you purchased to turn brown?

    This. Is. Your. Answer.

    I usually only eat 1/4 of an avocado at a time (gasp) so I ended up buying two of these. My precious little avos stay in pristine shape, no browning or discoloration in between uses. The saver cleans up nicely and stores easily. I’ve also used this for onions and a few other veggies that fit. Definitely a gadget, but if you eat avocado toast on the regular, add up all those little bits and pieces of plastic wrap you’ve been peeling off each day and this is cheaper, more sustainable, and better in the long run." —evild

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $8.42.

    7. Did You Feed the Dog, a useful switchboard for any home with at least one dog (or cat, or fish) and multiple people who don't want to accidentally end up feeding their pets three times in one evening.

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    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if it's not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it on Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A precisely-angled soap dish that lets any extra soap and water drain back into your sink, so you never deal with a soggy bar again.

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    AND your bar of soap will actually last longer! One reviewer even suggests using it as a sponge dish in the kitchen — which would help your sponge dry out faster (I still recommend squeezing the sponge out when you're done with it, though.)

    Promising review: "This worked exactly the way I needed it to. My husband and I like different soaps, so we actually bought a second one so we could each have our own. The base is wide enough to keep the dish stable; we never have a problem with them falling over. It's easy to clean once residue builds up. And the dish itself and the angle of the edge is perfectly-sized for most sinks. This has saved us so much soap hassle and mess." —Jolene Kay

    Get it (as an add-on) on Amazon for $9.54 .

    9. An easy-stick headphone hanger — it will keep your favorite pair at the ready under your desk, so you always know where to find them but they don't take up any of the precious square footage on your desk.

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    Promising review: "So I've always just placed my headphones somewhere on my desk but it was consuming more space than I'd like. So I saw this hanger and the great price and went for it. I don't regret it. I'm impressed by this little hanger. My headphones are pretty hefty and it was able to carry their weight no problem. Not only that, but instead of attaching it right under my desk, I attached it to my bookshelf right next to my desk and the wood there is pretty weak, but nope, this hanger is sticking to it perfectly." —Jessica

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A pack of oil blotting sheets perfect for anyone with oily skin who doesn't feel like washing their face four times a day.

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    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get them on Amazon for $6.60.

    11. A dishes squeegee — it lets you clean off plates for the dishwasher in half the time spraying water does...and if you're not rinsing dishes, you're saving water.

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    And your sponge might even last longer: it won't get all the food particles embedded in it, because you won't be using it to help wipe the plates down.

    Promising reviews: "Very happy with this product! Works great for scrapping food off of dishes and has already saved a bunch of water due to less rinsing." —Adam

    "Love this! Works great on scraping everything from cleaning oatmeal from a pot to caked on casserole dishes." —Chris

    Get it on Amazon for $4.99.

    12. An oven thermometer for anyone who always seems to burn their baked goods — it will show you the actual temp, so you can adjust accordingly.

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    Promising review: "If you looked up the word functional in the dictionary you wouldn't be surprised to see an illustration of an oven thermometer. There is literally NOTHING sexy or appealing about this, but damn is it functional. And this one functions up there with the best of them.

    We bought this because I grew suspicious about the temp on our oven. We moved recently, and the oven was in situ, and really new and expensive-looking so we didn't want to replace it. But it just wouldn't cook stuff — a key task for an oven — at least not in the time we thought it would. And I'm obsessive about timing the different parts of a meal to come out at the same time.

    So we bought this, threw it in and pre-heated. 20 degrees off! Who lived in this house before??? Downloaded the PDF manual for the oven, fiddled with the settings and ran the pre-heat test again. The thermometer and oven were in sync and my life joined them again. Now things are cooked on time and meals are no longer ruined. All thanks to this wonderful, functional little thing." —Scribbler

    Get it on Amazon for $7.

    13. A tub of K-beauty aloe vera gel that can soothe and hydrate your summer sunburns, and even relieve that itchiness that plagues you as soon as the sunburn starts to peel.

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    One of our editors swears by it — read her full review.

    Promising review: "This gel is just superb. Before it arrived I was using the pure gel from a plant in my garden. It worked fine but was a bit hard to keep on the skin as it tended to roll off. This commercial product works even better. It relieves itching almost immediately and can be kept cool in the refrigerator (not freezer)." —Shankar Sundaram

    Get it on Amazon for $6.22.

    14. A pack of two blindspot mirrors you can use either to make parking and maneuvering easier or just to make sure your boss doesn't snoop on you when you're procrastinating.

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    To thwart your boss/stop being surprised when people tap you on the shoulder, you'd stick it to your monitor at work so you always know when someone walks up behind you.

    Promising review: "The size is nice, at 2", adequate for the average passenger vehicle. I drive an SUV and while I have great visibility out my windows, I wanted the extra perk of having blind spot mirrors. I don't get very much use out of them while driving around, but they're great parking mirrors for backing into tight spots or reversing around obstacles.

    The mirrors indeed look and feel like glass. They are virtually rimless for a clean look. I attached them in a fixed position (no swivel base.) For installation, I took a few steps to make sure they were 100% secure. I cleaned my vehicle's mirrors with alcohol. I also wiped and dried them with a coffee filter (no fibers or streaks left behind.) Then I attached the mirrors. The installation couldn't have been done any cleaner, thus if the mirrors fall it will prove the adhesive to be inadequate.

    *One month update.* The mirrors have not come loose. They survived a touch-free car wash and tons of rain. I applied Rain-X spray to them to keep raindrops from sticking. They're good parking mirrors and don't block my normal view at all, so I see no reason not to have them on my vehicle." —m.

    Get the set of two on Amazon for $6.97.

    15. A pair of heel inserts that claim to finally give you the arch support your feet demand and deserve, and potentially relieve your plantar fasciitis.

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    Promising review: "I have spent BIG $$ on many products, special socks, gel insoles, a night splint, tapes..and on top of oral steroids to relieve my foot pain..I have even used certain New Balance shoes to try and help with the pain. But these cheap little insoles have worked WONDERS and my pain is instantly relieved and it helps all day long..I really recommend these to anyone suffering from PF. I also recommend, before getting out of bed..making time to stretch your calves..and have your socks and shoes with these in them and put on before you step out of bed...it will make your day so much better!" —Jen

    Get them on Amazon for $6.37.

    16. A can of odor eliminator spray — it can de-funkify the smelliest gym clothes and especially the grossest-smelling athletic shoes.

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    Promising reviews: "My 16-year-old athletic son has always struggled with foot odor. He packs 3-4 extra pairs of socks with him everywhere he goes. We have tried everything from mint extract between the toes, foot powders, going to the doctor and getting prescription sprays etc.... NOTHING has worked. But this amazing bottle of spray is a miracle!!!! My son sprays his shoes each day with this and even his gym bags. He no longer has smelly feet or shoes. I'm so happy for him that he no longer has to feel self-conscious about his feet." —Amazon Customer

    "I have a 12 year old daughter who was blessed with my wife's looks, but with my feet. She's plays competitive soccer all year long. Her soccer cleats smell horrible. So bad that they are not allowed in the car. She has to put them in the trunk or on the back of our truck. Even when we get home they must stay in the garage. I sent her a bottle of Funk Away and it worked as advertised. We tried every product on the market to help curve that smell and nothing worked until Funk Away got the job done. After a game, we immediately spray her shoes down." —Rammer Jammer

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $9.99.

    17. This powder remover — a little dry sponge that takes off all the leftover eyeshadow on your favorite shadow brush, so you can easily switch between colors in no time.

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    It doesn't replace ~washing~ your brushes, but it will make them much easier to wash, because they won't have so much built-up powder on them.

    Promising review: "This totally changed the way I do my makeup! Dare I say...life-changing??? Ok I won't go that far, but I now feel silly for having dozens of eyeshadow brushes, when I could have had this brush cleaner and gotten by with owning 6 eye brushes at the max. I can now create a beautiful eye, sometimes using 6-7 colors, and only use three brushes the whole time because of this product. I can go from using a dark brown or black for my crease, a few swipes around this sponge, and go to a pearlescent white with absolutely NO TRACE of the dark, highly pigmented color I just used. Best makeup tool I've bought in a long time! My vanity is now MUCH less cluttered. Best makeup tool since the Beauty Blender." —AliceW

    Get it on Amazon for $5.94.

    18. A jewelry helper so you can actually wear your favorite bracelet even when no one's around to help you put it on.

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    You'd simply pinch one end of the bracelet in the clamp, hold the stick and clam like in the picture, and wrap it around your wrist to secure.

    Promising review: "The greatest invention for those of us who are less nimble, whose eyes aren't quite as good as they used to be, and who don't always have a significant other to help us latch our jewelry. I bought several and keep them stashed in handy places and gave one as a stocking stuffer. They're not rocket science, but they work! I am wearing bracelets I haven't worn in several years because I couldn't latch them without this nifty tool!" —sunshan

    Get it on Amazon for $5.99.

    19. A pair of pet nail clippers that pretty much anyone could use successfully, without causing your pet any undue distress.

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    Promising reviews: "I purchased this for my 2 mid-sized domestic cats (9lbs and 12 lbs). Excellent clippers! It's sharp and cuts clean. Has safety feature (backstop) that limits how much you can trim in one session which I consider a "must have". There is so much going on during the clipping session, I have to hold the cat and squeeze it's paw while my wife does the clipping that it's extremely helpful that one doesn't have to worry about cutting too much in one pass.The spring loading on the clippers is just right. The quality of construction is high. Positive attribute: this clipper does NOT "crush" the cats claw, it cuts it cleanly.

    I can think of NO cons for these clippers. They are engineered perfectly for the task with high quality of manufacture." —YeahSoMaybe?

    "These trimmers worked well on my 32 lb. Boston terrier mix's nails. It was very easy to clip them and they left a clean cut rather than crushing the nail like my old trimmers did. My dog seems to be much more calm when I use these than with my old trimmers. The package says "for medium to large dogs" and they look like they could trim just about any size dog's nails, even 100+ lbs. The only downside that I see is that the guard is not a reliable way to keep from cutting too short. It is always better to trim too little rather than too much so you don't hurt your dog." —C

    Get a pair on Amazon: the small-medium for $5.40 or the large for $10.57.

    20. An adorable cable guard so your phone has a new friend — but mostly so your charging cable stays functional for many years without getting all frayed and twisted.

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    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $6 each.

    21. A multifunctional kitchen tool that'll let you clear out your cluttered kitchen drawers because it replaces at least three other utensils.

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    You can use it as a slotted spoon, a solid spoon, a scraping spatula, and a turner, all depending on what you need in the moment. It can also cut things with its one serrated edge.

    Promising review: "I really like this utensil. I use it as a spatula to flip the food on the griddle, while using the small spoon to stir the rice, and the knife part to quickly check if the meat is done. Maybe you are the sort of person who likes to do things the 'right' way and use task-specific utensils. I prefer to minimize the amount of items I have to wash afterwards." —M.Colchester

    Get one on Amazon for $7.99.

    22. A universal nail polish holder so you can sit and paint your nails basically anywhere (in bed, on your couch, in the backyard) without having to find a flat surface for the bottle to sit — or to help you ~weed your vinyl~ (Cricut users know what I mean).

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    Promising reviews: "This item is genius! It works great when painting my nails. The seller sent an email giving some pointers for how to position polish with odd shaped bottles. I'm glad they did because I generally use OPI and was having issues with the bottle staying in place. Pulling up one of the leaves works perfectly." —MRusso

    "I use this to hold scraps when I weed vinyl designs cut on my Cricut—does such a great job! Keeps my left hand free. It’s a bear to clean out, but it holds even the tiniest pieces and I can drag my weeding tool in the slots to clean it off. Makes it so much easier and cleaner!" —J. Sage

    Get one on Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A set of three-prong bed sheet fasteners that'll stop your fitted sheets from creeping up on the corners once and for all.

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    Promising review: "My husband turns alot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep pocketed sheets from Target a few years ago which helped but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before.

    A tip for putting them on: lay the fitted sheet on top of the bed with the corners inside out (flipped up, off the mattress). Then attach these bands to each of the corners and tighten the bands. Once they are all clamped on and tightened, THEN flip the corners on to the mattress. We have a pillow top 10" thick king mattress and this is the best method to get these on. Hope that helps!" —birdchic1

    Get the set of four on Amazon for $8.99.

    24. A pack of two toothpaste squeezers so you can easily extract every last bit because, hey, you paid good money for that toothpaste.

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    Promising reviews: "A little hard to get some tubes started but once you do it does a good job! Love that it has the built in stand! Using one on a tube of lotion, no longer have to tap the lotion to the opening!" —MaureenM

    "Just got them and set them up. Seem great so far. The gripping finish on the bottom is good for keeping them in place." —KKC

    Get them on Amazon for $7.99.

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

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