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    26 "Junk" Drawer Products I Think You'll Really And Truly Use All The Time

    Because your "junk" drawer could secretly be a genius problem-solving drawer.

    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 bug bite suction tool that lets you gently extract at least some of the pesky venom that makes the bite itch, so even if the bite doesn't go away completely, you don't feel such an urge to scratch.

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    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, owns one of these and notes that while it doesn't completely get rid of your bites, it does put a halt to the itching. It works with mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice! Note that some reviewers say the suction can be really strong, so try to use it gently; and the company doesn't recommend using it on your neck or face, because it can cause bruising there. (Read the full directions before using it!)

    Promising review: "I randomly purchased this based on some BuzzFeed list or Facebook group recommendation. Two days after it arrived, my husband happened to get stung by a wasp and came frantically running to me asking me to use that bug thingie I just bought. Holy cow! It was so easy to use while my husband was flinching in pain and it provided immediate relief. I'm totally shocked how well this product worked. I didn't suction too hard based on the other reviews, but there's still a small a circle the next day where I used it. For the price, I'll probably buy end up buying a couple to have on hand. Highly recommend! β€”Sarah King

    Get one from Amazon for $9.95+.

    2. A security stamp because personal information seems to be on everything these days, and this roller will let you block yours out on paid bills, credit card offers, and anywhere else you find it.

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    Then you can toss those papers with peace of mind! It's a great space-saving alternative to shredding.

    Promising review: "I love mine and use it regularly for junk mail. You can't see the information that you apply this over. If you apply this on a glossy label, you'll have to wait for it to dry or it will smear, exposing the information you're trying to hide. Just wait for it to dry." β€”Serenity

    Get both the wide roller *and* a bonus narrow roller on Amazon for $25.97 (available in three colors).

    3. A 12-bits-in-one ratcheting screwdriver that you'll regularly pull out to make all kinds of quick little repairs.

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    The dual-ended bits store right in the screwdriver's handle, too, so you don't have to worry about losing a single one.

    Promising review: "This stubby ratcheting screwdriver is very handy and works well. I have used it in low-clearance situations β€” as well as normal everyday usage to tighten loose screws β€” and it has performed very well. Very easy and convenient to switch the attachments that are stored in the screwdriver handle. I will definitely bring this screwdriver with me when I travel as it is so compact. Really works well!" β€”Ruben Rodriguez

    Get it on Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A pack of LED dimming sheets because your computer charger, internet router, and other electronics have exactly zero business keeping you awake at night (or even just annoying you) with their overly bright lights β€” and same goes for any *new* electronics you bring into the house. When that happens, run 'em by The Drawer to tone down those brights.

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    These dim 50–80% of the light, so the rest of the day you still know that everything's working the way it's supposed to! Although if you prefer, you can double 'em to block even more light, or go for the ~blackout edition~. They're completely removable and leave no residue behind, too!

    Promising review: "I saw this product on BuzzFeed and after reading reviews and viewing pics I knew it would be worth the $ to try it. I can't believe how well it works, it's fantastic. Our bedroom is significantly darker now that we've dimmed the digits on the clock. Additionally I put some of these on the very bright Xfinity router that is in our office and it did a great job. You could see those lights flickering all day and night before but now, I can't notice the flickering and I'm much happier." β€”Kara Sheehan

    Get a sheet of over 100 stickers in different shapes and sizes on Amazon for $4.95 (+$0.99 shipping). If you have a big clock face you'd like to dim, also check out a similar product that you cut to size, $8.79 for two six by three inch–sheets.

    5. A Diamond Dazzle Stik, which will clean all your jewelry so it shines like it's brand new with just a few swipes and a rinse.

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    You twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the cleaner, brush it over your rings, then rinse to reveal ~sparkling gems~. It works on pretty much anything but pearls.

    Promising review: "Can't tell you the number of times I've been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion β€” ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30–60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don't even take my ring off. The cleaner foams up as you brush β€” it really feels like it's cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry." β€”honestreviewer

    Get it on Amazon for $8.17.

    6. A liquid plastic welding tool that you can use to repair all kinds of things you wouldn't be able to otherwise because it doesn't work like glue. Instead, you precisely apply a tiny bit of plastic exactly where you need it, then cure it with a little UV light.

    The Grommet

    It even works underwater, and the hardened plastic can be layered, sanded, painted, and polished with no problem. If it's made out of plastic, metal, glass, or wood, you can fix it in just a minute or two!

    Promising review: "I had a piece of china that could not be replaced and no glue had been able to fix it. I will say that I went to the website as noted in the enclosed instructions and that 'sealed' it for me!! I followed every procedure and now I have not only fixed my broken china but another broken memento that was made of glass and a ceramic piece. I am not a handy person in the least but I love this gadget." β€”Marcia

    Get a starter kit from the Grommet for $11.95 (applicator, LED UV light, and one cartridge included; additional cartridges for $6.95 each) or Amazon for $22.95 (applicator, LED UV light, one cartridge, and one storage case included; additional cartridges two for $15.99).

    7. A little metal stamp dispenser β€” it snugly fits a roll of 100 Forever stamps so it doesn't unravel, meaning you can always know where your stamps are *and* easily grab one, no matter how long it's been since you last stuck something in the snail mail.

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    Promising review: "This is sturdy, it doesn’t open accidentally so stamps unroll, it’s pretty, and perfect for USPS stamp rolls! I haven’t bought anything I’ve been so pleased with in ages. This was a perfect purchase!" β€”Songsmith

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99 (or a similar product in plastic for $6.02).

    8. A set of two balancing caps with multiple adapters included, so you can screw them onto almost any bottle (like sauces, lotions, and bulk hand soap) and use every last drop.

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    Promising review: "I will never fight with a pump bottle again. As soon as it gets difficult to pump anything out of any bottle, I will waste no time in "flipping it." I'm so glad someone created this. Upside-down bottles are such a small annoyance in life, but this simple solution really means a lot. 100% worth the price." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two stands plus six adapters (in three sizes) on Amazon for $11.99.

    9. And a set of two miniature spatulas designed to scrape out any stuck bits of your favorite condiments and makeup from even the tiniest nooks and crannies.

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    One's longer and reaches the bottom of deep bottles and jars, while the other's shorter and easier to handle when you're facing a small bottle of foundation or primer. Both are endlessly useful! And yes, you've seen 'em on Shark Tank, as the Spatty and the Spatty Daddy.

    Promising review: "So worth it! I'm so happy with it. You will definitely save money using this. I think about how much I could have saved if this was invented 30 years ago. I mostly use it for small makeup jars. I tested out the longer one on a 18oz lotion and it worked fine. Some reviews complain about not being able to get every curve and corner of their container. ..oh please.! You get so much more than you would without it." β€”Liz

    Get the set of two on Amazon for $11.99 (available in blue or pink).

    10. A semi-adjustable blinds dusting tool with washable microfiber that'll also squish to clean your car's air vents β€” it can dust both sides of two blinds at once, which might just cut your blinds-dusting time in half. And because it's at your fingertips, you'll know just where the perfect tool is the moment you spot a dust bunny.

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    It comes with five different washable microfiber sleeves, so you can do an entire home's worth of blinds without having to stop and wash one.

    Promising review: "I bought this product after seeing it on BuzzFeed and reading the positive reviews. I despise dusting so much that when I go to buy something for my house, I base my choice on how difficult it will be to dust and clean. When I read about this product I bought it within minutes. I received it today and went to work dusting my wood-like blinds. I’m happy that it came with several sets of the fabric, and they appear easy to wash after I get them filthy. The actual dusting part took me a bit to get coordinated cleaning the blinds but once I did it was a little fun! Now, I have no reason not to dust.. shucks.. Ha!" β€”WhyamIhere

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A battery box because while you may no longer go through AAs like you did in the '90s and '00s, you do need a couple every once in a while, and this will give you one designated spot to find 'em.

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    Promising review: "Feels like decent enough plastic, it's not going to break under normal storage conditions. I like that it's not all that wide or tall, it's an efficient use of space. The movable divider is nice to keep different AA types (or charged/uncharged) separated if needed. I wish it was a little cheaper, but that's really my only complaint. Though it's not advertised to, it can hold a 9V battery or two vertically next to AAs as well." β€”jbr

    Get one on Amazon for $6.98.

    12. A super-soft microfiber cloth tucked into a tiny pouch that protects it from misc dirt and grime, meaning you can reliably reach for it for when you need to de-smear your glasses, phone, computer screen, or camera lens.

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    Idk about you, but if I want to take a sharp pic with my iPhone, I always have to clean off the lens first! And this handy thing has a clip on the top, so you can secure it wherever you need it most, then always have a (clean!) cloth on-hand.

    Promising reviews: "I use this for glasses as well as for my camera lens. I absolutely love it! It is amazing quality and so easy to just snap onto my keychain. I highly recommend!" β€”Claire Rosemary

    "Keeps my camera clean, finger prints wipe right off...yes I actually do use it for my lens, but I will shake it off a bit before applying it to the lens. After you're done using just tuck it back in its small pouch and away you go. I have it attached to my case when I need it the most." β€”Jamie Dominguez

    Get one on Amazon for $4.95.

    13. A set of four compact organizers β€” they may be designed for beads, but they're perfect to repurpose for nails, brads, paper clips, coins, random screws, and all the other small pieces of hardware that have found a home in that drawer.

    Amazon, Jillian Pimental / Entirely Smitten

    Inspired by Entirely Smitten's junk drawer, pictured on the right! You do get four of these little containers, and you'd probs only need one in your drawer, but Β―\_(ツ)_/Β― maybe you have another perfect use for the other three!

    Get the pack of four on Amazon for $8.99 (also available in a pack of for colors).

    14. A pet brush with retractable bristles so you can seriously cut down on your feline or Fido's shedding without spending more than ten seconds cleaning up the aftermath.

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    You simply press a button on the handle and the bristles retract, letting you wipe all the accumulated fur in the trash or compost. The brush is designed to gently remove loose hair; work through tangles, knots, and trapped dirt; and reach deep into the undercoat without scratching your pet's skin.

    Promising review: "My dogs are short-haired dogs but they still shed like crazy! I have found this product to be very helpful in 1) keeping their coats shiny and healthy and 2) reducing the amount of shedding! My dogs can be rather sensitive to brushing but they don't mind at all when I use this brush. I quite like the easy way to clean the brush. It works well and helps contain the hair until it can be deposited directly into the trash. Other products I've used would get hair built up between the bristles that I would have to sit and pick out β€” time consuming. Glad to have an easy tool my dogs don't mind. Excellent product!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    15. A dual-sided electronics cleaning brush with one end that's gentle enough to dust even that itty bitty space between your keyboard keys, and another end that's designed to delicately scrape away all kinds of built-up dirt from the tiniest crevices.

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    Promising review: "My laptop hasn't been this clean since I bought it! This brush works much better than compressed air cleaning. Using the rubbery end, you can even clean off the finger-tracker; and using the little brush, you can get rid of all those annoying little crumbs that impede your keyboard performance and make it look dirty. I wish I'd taken before and after pictures β€” the difference is astonishing! I was skeptical, but this little tool is worth the price." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get one on Amazon for $5.99.

    16. A pair of super sharp nail clippers with a built-in nail catcher, so you can take care of a hangnail the moment you notice it β€” and don't have to watch it or any other clippings catapult across the room, never to be found again.

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    Promising review: "Nice and sharp. It doesn’t slip in your hand like the stainless steel ones due to the ergonomic plastic casing. You get a nice grip. Wonderful nail file built in. I love how it catches the clippings inside so that they don’t fly all over the place. I wish there were a smaller one exactly the same to do my fingernails, though this one did work. Due to the size you have to be careful not to cut the cuticles. This was a smart purchase. Highly recommended!" β€”Bell' Italia

    Get them on Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A pack of adorable woodland animal bag clips who just want to help keep all your favorite snacks as fresh as can be.

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    Promising review: "I will jealously guard these for my favorite things just because they are so doggone cute. They have a good strong clip to them and the patterns are exactly as you see, though the color is darker on the actual clip than the picture. The fox is a bright orange, but tolerable. The wolf is my favorite!" β€”CuriousAndCozy

    Get the pack of six clips on Amazon for $3.99.

    18. A non-slip rubber jar-opener so you can effortlessly tackle the stubbornest of lids with just a simple twist.

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    Promising review: "These work when nothing else does. I stole one from my mom 20 years ago when I moved out. I have used it numerous times for all these years, and it just gets better as it gets older. It will open anything, and makes my grip strong. I always wanted another one to keep on my RV. Then I found these β€” same product! Every home should have at least one." β€”Dianne

    Get one on Amazon for $1.59.

    19. Or a six-in-one tool designed to make all kinds of things less frustrating to open. Besides jars, it easily tackles pull-tabs on cans, lids on soda bottles, chip and snack bags, those little plastic pull-tab seals on sauces, and your traditional beer cap.

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    Of course, it's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I love this multi opener! I have nerve and muscle damage resulting in weak hands following chemotherapy, combined with plain old osteoarthritis, and I'd reached the point where I had to ask family members to open things like Gatorade bottles for me! Not anymore! I've used this on a wide variety of jars, bottles, and pull-tops, and it works like a charm. So far, I've been able to open everything with ease, which is a nice change since usually opening a two-liter bottle of soda is enough of a struggle to get my hands aching. But, using this, I've had no hand fatigue at all and it's given me back some independence, and at 55, I need my independence." β€”Tommi

    Get it on Amazon for $9.01.

    20. Sticky Nag Notes so you can actually remember to do that thing you meant to do β€” what was it, again? β€” by putting reminders wherever you'll actually see them.

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    Get the pad on Amazon for $4.

    21. A pack of four pliers that are basically essential if you don't own something similar already. They can help fix broken jewelry in a pinch, cut wire for your kid's random science project, and give you extra grip whenever you need it.

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    The more you have 'em around, the more useful you'll find them for random household tasks!

    Promising review: "This plier set is very robust. They are all MUCH better than what I was expecting to receive. They're definitely not Knipex, but they will get the job done. The long nose and lineman pliers are solid. The pivots feel nice and stiff, and the cutters line up perfect. The slip joint is a little looser than I would prefer, but I'm just nitpicking. And the diagonal cutters are slightly looser than the lineman and long nose, but it's not like they flop open. Overall, fantastic set of pliers." β€”Nelson A. Davino

    Get the set on Amazon for $8.19.

    22. Or a pliers multi-tool β€” it doubles as a wire stripper, four flat- and Phillips-head screwdrivers, an awl, a file, a ruler, a can opener, a bottle opener, and a small knife (with smooth and serrated sections), so you don't have to dig through the ~big toolbox~ anytime you run into something small.

    REI

    The pliers are the spring-loaded needle-nose version, in case you're curious! And it comes with a little pocket clip so you can secure it to your belt for easy access when you're using it. Oh, and each tool ~locks out~ when you're using it, so you don't have to worry about it folding in on you.

    Promising review: "Despite having a multitude of multi-tools already I think this one will be the one I use most from this point forward. The locking feature is a huge upgrade from previous tools. The strength to weight ratio seems to be very high as well. This has already found a place in the backpack I take to work daily." β€”coach.walter.pb-44

    Get it from REI for $32.95.

    23. A handheld label maker so you can have everything in your home extra-organized in no time, from storage bins to the pantry to individual cords to sports equipment.

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    It has three different fonts and over 250 symbols, so you can get as fancy as your heart desires.

    Promising review: "I bought this to replace another Brother P-touch hand-held label maker, which I had for many years. This arrived today and I am very pleased with it. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles that you might find with another label maker but that's all I need. I especially like that I can adjust the margins; my last one couldn't, and I always felt large margins were a waste of tape. I also like that I can make cable labels. The instructions are excellent. It's very easy to use, doesn't take up a lot of space, is sturdy, and prints a good-looking label. I like that I have the choice to charge with an adapter instead of using batteries; but if this label maker is like my last Brother label maker, the batteries last a long time." β€”Bookworm

    Get it on Amazon for $20.75. It comes with some sample tape, but you can get a single pack of 26 feet β€” yes, more tape than you could probably use in a year or two β€” for $13.30.

    24. Four tiny single-use Super Glues because when you need 'em, you never need more than a few drops at a time, and the bigger tubes inevitably dry out far too soon.

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    Promising review: "Although the tubes are for single use, you can still store them and reuse them, just make sure to clean the tip before putting the cap back on. And make sure to store the tube with the tip facing up so the cap doesn't get stuck. They're a much better option than buying a single bigger tube as those dry out and you end up throwing them away after a few uses." β€”uniden6000

    Get the pack of four on Amazon for $4.39.

    25. A small bottle of red-wine stain remover so you don't have to worry one bit if someone gets a little messy with their merlot.

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    You seriously just spritz it on the stain β€” whether it's fresh OR you discover it the next morning β€” and watch it vanish before your eyes. It also works on blood, coffee, ink, and even pet accidents.

    Promising review: "This stuff might be actually magic. It got a three-year-old wine stain from a white carpet that I have used literally every product ever trying to remove. Folex, Resolve, Rug Doctor, etc. Nothing worked, and I just ended up with an ugly brown stain. This stuff also has worked on every other hard to remove stain I have tried to on. Works great on red makeup stains and that high-pigment hot pink eye shadow I dropped on the white carpet that I thought would never come out." β€”Caitlin

    Get it on Amazon for $6.67.

    26. And of course, a set of interlocking drawer organizers to keep all your new useful products nice and neat and orderly.

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    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME!! I love the fact that you can lay them out however you want and still connect them. They are perfect for the so-called "junk drawer" β€” you can give all the odd stuff a home and have it organized. When my hubby asks for a pen I tell him to open the junk drawer and they are on the far right in the long bin. He actually could find them easily without digging, it was great!" β€”Shelley R

    Get the eight-piece set on Amazon for $8.99+ (also available with nine bins, in up to three colors).

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