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    31 Ingenious Products You'll Probably Never Want To Part With

    By the transitive property, buying these ingenious products also makes y-o-u a genius — that's just science.

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    1. Cake pan liners *with handles* so you can pluck your cake up like the delicate angel it is instead of running around the edge of the pan with a knife until the sun explodes and engulfs us all.

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    They're non-stick, oven safe, and available in a variety of sizes for both round and square pans.

    Promising Review: "I wish I had known about these pre-cut parchment papers years ago! I LOVE to bake, but really become unhappy when my baking efforts turn into an unappealing mess because I can't get the baked goods nicely out of the pan. These are perfect! It was so smart to have the handles, because that really does help a lot." —Sunnyside

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four sizes, round and square shapes, and in a combo pack).

    2. A pair of Bandelettes, slip-on lace bands that prevent thigh chafing and look darn cute while doing it. "Where have you been all me life?" —You to these thigh-saving wonders.

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    Promising review: "These are the best thing to happen to my big thighs. They have generous silicone anti-slip around the top and bottom on the inside. They keep my thighs from rubbing and chafing in shorts or dresses AND they’re pretty!" —Lizzy S.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in sizes A–F and 14 colors).

    Learn more about Bandelettes in These $12 Thigh Bands Banish Chub Rub And Look Sexy As Hell.

    3. A sleek backpack *with a charging port* so you can keep your devices full of juice while on the go. It's also waterproof and will keep alllll your electronics and papers dry no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

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    Promising review: "Great backpack for travel. I can comfortably fit my 15" laptop, water bottle, small pair of flat shoes, a course reader, and a bunch of other little things (agenda, iPad, journal, pens and pencils, iPhone.) Really an awesome backpack that looks professional, clean, and holds a LOT. I use it for my frequent travel (airplane) and it fits perfectly under the seat." —Amanda

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

    This won best budget laptop backpack on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. A Jergens lotion meant to be applied on wet skin, meaning no more waiting to completely dry off before moisturizing and moving on with your day.

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    Promising review: "I have always used and loved Jergens because it dried faster than other popular brands of lotions. When another lotion brand came out with their in-shower, rinse off lotion, I tried it and liked it — but it left my shower a horrible mess. I had to scrub my shower all the time. So this is a dream. It's the same great, fast drying lotion that I love, but it is convenient to do in the shower and it doesn't make my tub a mess to clean. I love the green tea scent. When I use it before bed, my skin is noticeably softer the next morning. And it's is 100% more convenient than applying traditional lotions OR scrubbing my tub every other day." —Bernie Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $6.24 (available in five scents).

    5. A bidet that will get your booty cleaner than you ever imagined it could be. It's also more efficient and eco-friendly than using wads of paper. You'll be refusing to clean your tush with anything else ~butt~ a bidet in no time.

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    The bidet's nozzle retracts to keep it safe and clean when everything's...ya know...going down. It comes with everything you need for easy installation — even the tools — and is compatible with most standard toilets.

    Promising review: "Speaking as a hirsute gentleman, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 has soured me on pooping in bidet-less toilets forever. It's shown me the difference between rubbing peanut butter out of shag carpeting with a paper towel, and that sparkling clean feeling you get right when you step out of the shower. The unit took me all of about 10 minutes to install on my existing toilet with only a wrench. The easy-to-control flow valve allows you to provide just the right amount of water pressure for a full range of cleaning, from 'gentle trickling stream' to 'full-on Silkwood decontamination,' ensuring the end of your bowel movement leaves you feeling cleaner and more refreshed than using just toilet paper alone. Even flush-able wet wipes pale in comparison." —Mercury

    Get it from Amazon for $34.50 (available in two colors).

    Btw, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was our $$$ pick for best toilet paper (well, best way to get your butt clean) on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A Zipuller to make it much easier to zip zippers that are in hard-to-reach places. The main downside to living alone has been throttled by this one handy invention.

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    The Zipuller works on virtually all zippers. And it's not just for dresses — get some help with those boots while you're at it!

    Promising review: "I live alone so one of the biggest troubles I have is zipping up dresses by myself. I tried this product and it works great! I tried it with both small zippers and large zippers. As long as it can loop through the hole, the Zipuller can grip it. Plus, the grip is pretty sturdy and does not become loose when you pull it up. Never has this task been easier! I am so happy that I purchased it and I recommend that you do too!" —Cherie Weissman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A pair of leaf scoopers that'll make your yard clean up a little more hands on — in a good way! Ditch the rusty rake, get in there, and maybe develop some skills you can use in a future career as a cymbal player.

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    Promising review: "I really like these mitts. They greatly facilitate cleaning up leaves and yard debris. They are very durable for yard work. I wouldn't use them to move gravel or rock. These mitts save time and more importantly a lot of back-wrenching work. I use these too when out on yard jobs. If you have a lot of leaves or loose brush to gather these make the job a great deal easier." —Marty R.

    Get them from Amazon for $13.43.

    8. A bubble wrap calendar whose genius lies in its simplicity. Who could have ever predicted that the best part of your day would be popping one teeny tiny number bubble?

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    Promising review: "Have you ever woken up and immediately wanted to destroy something? Of course you have. Nary a day goes by that causing a bit of destruction wouldn't make the rest of the day so much easier to handle. I've woken up and smashed alarm clocks with hammers. It got expensive even replacing the cheapest alarm clocks daily. I've broken a few eggs (and enjoyed the ensuing omelettes that came with it). I even crashed my car into some medians on the morning commute, but after three times, my insurance company told me they frown upon such behaviors. Then came this. Every morning I wake up and hold in my rage long enough to amble over to the bubble calendar and start my day off by popping, and utterly destroying, the current day's representative bubble. It has done wonders for my psyche and I no longer have the urge to ruin other household goods or roadside attractions." —SW3K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    9. A pack of Sugru, a moldable glue that sets overnight into silicone rubber. Fix pesky fraying cords, mend toy dinosaur knees, and even hang art on the walls, all with this handy dough.

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    Sugru is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold 4.4 lbs.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest product EVER — it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, it’s many colors made matching a breeze! I’ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers don’t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldn’t recommend more highly." —Fawn Force

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    10. A set of miniature spatulas so you can rescue any unreachable product left in your cosmetics bottles. If getting *so* many more uses out of foundations, moisturizers, primers — anything! — doesn't make you happy dance, I don't know what will.

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    This set comes with one six-inch and one twelve-inch spatula.

    Promising review: "These spatulas are awesome! You never really realize how much product — be it foundation, lotion, or any food from a jar — you leave behind and toss when you can't get the rest out easily. These handy spatulas are the perfect little doodads to get the job done! So far, I have made one bottle of foundation that I was about to toss last incredibly longer than I would expect, and I FINALLY can get my money's work from a certain cherry almond scented pump dispenser lotion! Honestly, this is one of those tools you'd wish you had come up with yourself and won't regret coughing up the small amount of dough for because in the long run it will pay for itself over and over." —Miranda

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A spring-assisted snow shovel whose two handles will really help you fling that snow when it finally starts sticking. The worst chore can finally be made a little bit better.

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    Promising review: "I just used this shovel to clear the first snow of the year here in New York, and I loved it! We got two inches, followed by some rain, so the snow was very heavy. I'm a tall guy and most shovels force me to bend over, leading to a sore back. I'm happy to say that my back feels great compared to other shovels that I have used, and I finished the job faster than usual. The springiness makes it easier to throw the snow farther, and helps you to control the shovel as you reset to scoop again. My elderly neighbor set down his cane to give it a try, and he was able to lift and throw the heavy snow!" —JE

    Get it from Amazon for $23.86+ (available in two colors).

    12. An eyeliner stamp to make fast work of the perfect cat eye. Liner newbies and seasoned professionals can agree that this makes the process of throwing on a quick wing much easier.

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    The set comes with a double-ended pen for each eye — one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Promising review: "Actual holy grail! This eyeliner has changed my life. I know that sounds suuuper dramatic (and it is), but it’s true! I have been doing cat eyeliner for the past six years and I’m somehow STILL horrible at it. I also recently had a baby, so my daily 10–20 minutes of attempting a passable cat-eye was chucked out the window and replaced with a sad, under-five-minute routine. I ordered this on a whim thinking it might help and after the first application, I knew I had found my answer! This stuff is SO easy to apply and actually looks really good. Now I get to feel a little more like myself even if all I’m doing that day is changing diapers." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in three sizes).

    13. A windshield snow cover if you'd like to skip early-morning scraping in favor of a quicker and easier de-icing solution.

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    The cover attaches to your car's mirrors with straps that can also be shut into your car doors to prevent theft (and further keep it in place). It's waterproof and measures 75x42 inches.

    Promising review: "I was very skeptical at first about this product. I thought the price was low considering what the product claimed and the materials used. After a month of ice, lots of snow, and below zero temperatures, I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! I have highly recommended this product to several people and will continue to do so. The amazing thing to me about this product was its ability to with stand -20 degree temperatures with snow and ice. No cracking, tearing, or any problems with this windshield cover." —SunnyFunny

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    14. A bottle-emptying valve and stand so you don't have to delicately balance your near-empty bottles upside-down, eventually causing them to crash down into your shower. Now they'll be stable and ready to dispense soapy goodness at a moment's notice.

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    This features both the tripod and a dispenser valve, making it easy as ever to get the last drops out of your bottles. It's also washable and reusable.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these. I haven't found anything yet that they don't work with. Right now I have them on my lotion, shampoo, and conditioner bottles. I have always tipped my bottles over but they fall over and these help with that. I highly recommend these if you like to get the last drop out of your bottles." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. A Kindle Paperwhite with twice the storage as previous models — and it's ummmm WATERPROOF! Pencil "Kindle and a bath bomb" into your planner every night until the end of time.

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    Promising review: "Love this as an upgrade to my very old kindle. It’s nice that it lights up but still is paperwhite. It doesn’t hurt your eyes or over-stimulate so you ruin going to sleep. Light and much more user-friendly than my last one. Excited for the waterproof-ness so I can take to pool and beach and not be nervous!" —Jamie G

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two colors).

    Check out BuzzFeed's ~deep dive~ on this Kindle in "The New Kindle Paperwhite Is Waterproof, And I'm Bringing It On Vacation."

    16. An essential oil migraine relief stick so you can finally tell your headaches to buzz off. The bottle is small enough for you to carry everywhere, and based on the cult-status love of this stuff, you'll probably want to.

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    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Hear more about one BuzzFeed writer's love of the migraine stick in "Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life."

    17. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for keeping your fitted sheets taught no matter how much you toss and turn. And there's the added bonus laugh after you dress up your mattress to cosplay as an old man.

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    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot 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 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." —LindseyB

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A wine stain remover, because accidents happen — especially when you use your glass of wine as a mic to sing "Born to Run" karaoke while jumping on your couch. Just a few spritzes of this and you're free to let out your inner Bruce.

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    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great this is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has last us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    19. A dishwasher net to rescue your light plastic dishes from flying around in the dishwasher, ensuring that they get a thorough cleaning. I also like to imagine Spider-Man pitching this product on Shark Tank.

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    The net is made of silicone and fits in most standard dishwashers.

    Promising review: "People, this thing will change your life! I HATE washing by hand, but I had no choice for all the lightweight plastic kids dishes I had. The washer would blow them everywhere, and I'd have a rack of cups and bowls full of nasty water. But no more! This is a miracle of modern science. Buy two, and you can cover an entire rack. I can't recommend this enough!" —Z

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    20. A three-tier mesh drying rack so your just-washed knits and delicates have a place to dry that isn't the one clear space of your bedroom floor.

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    This folds down, making it super-duper easy to store. After all, if you don't have room to lay your clothes flat, you probably don't have room for a big ole' drying contraption.

    Promising review: "This sweater dryer is great for people who don’t have a lot of room. It also is great because the cat can’t walk all over my drying sweaters. Highly recommend." —MumsyD

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    21. A pair of nail clippers that catch all of your trimmings instead of creating a tiny pile of disgustingness for you to clean up. Life is hard enough without having to deal with loose toenails strewn about.

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    The clippers have a file on the bottom and also come in a really nice case!

    Promising review: "Best nail clipper I've ever owned. All my life I've had stainless steel nail clippers that slip from my fingers whenever I have to cut my nails, which bends the nail and adds pressure onto my nail bed. With these clippers, the groove lets my thumb sit comfortably. It cuts very well, and there's no need to put too much pressure when cutting a tough nail. The nail catcher is a good bonus. It prevents your nail debris from flying all over the place so you don't need to hover over the trash can. I use the built-in nail file to shape those sharp edges and it does the job very well. It eliminates the use of switching over to an individual nail file. I also like the little case that it comes in. It keeps me from losing my nail clippers." —Jasmine

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    22. A stash of Hot Hands so your digits don't freeze off one by one just because you have to walk a few blocks in the cold.

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    Promising review: "I always keep these in my coat, the car and my desk. Stay warm for seven to nine hours if kept enclosed. These make winter more pleasant most of the time and can be a real life saver if you get stranded and need to walk in the cold. Don’t put directly against your skin — they heat up to 160 degrees and could cause a burn, so always use wrapped in cloth. I buy a case every year. I've tried others, but this brand is consistent and the best I’ve found." —K. M. Calabrese

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $8.49.

    23. A laundry folding board that may spook you if you've worked in retail but will genuinely make folding all your unwieldy clothes *so* much easier. Uniform folding is the key to true tidiness — I learned that the hard way working at an Anthropologie for three weeks.

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    Promising review: "Let me start off with this: I hate folding laundry. I absolutely hate it. I've seen this thing all over social media. I decided to try it out and OH. MY. GOSH. I freaking love it! It's super easy to use and my clothes are perfectly folded every time. As weird as it sounds, I actually look forward to folding my laundry now. I wish I had purchased this sooner! I like the design it has and I love how compact it is. After I'm finished folding my laundry, I just fold up the folding board and tuck it away! It's lightweight and seems durable. I recommend this to everyone, even those who hate folding clothes. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it out, I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and this product! It's worth every penny!" —Kayli

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in eight colors).

    24. An iced tea tumbler that lets you brew and cool fresh iced tea from scratch in just minutes. Iced drinks all year long is a bold way of life that this tumbler fully condones! Skip shelling out too much money at the counter *and* weird looks from baristas while ordering iced tea in the winter by getting this bad boy.

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    To use this tumbler, add hot water and loose-leaf or bagged tea to the bottom chamber. Let everything steep while you add ice to the upper chamber and then press down. The built-in stainless steel filter will keep out any and all leaves. The bottle is leak-proof, dishwasher safe, and BPA-free.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99 (originally $28.99).

    25. A stainless steel rolling pin with adjustable discs so you can always roll out your cookies to the perfect thickness — even if you're distracted by watching TV while you bake (me).

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    You can adjust the roller to six different heights. And because the roller is metal, you can pop it in the freezer for easier (non-sticky) rolling. The colder pastry is, the happier (and tastier) it is!

    Promising review: "Wow. Where have you been all my life! Easy to roll to a uniform thickness. Dishwasher safe. Great cool temperature for rolling pastry. Much more sanitary than a wooden rolling pin. Brilliant! Couldn't recommend more highly." —Layne Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    26. A dish squeegee, because THAT'S A THING THAT EXISTS! Congratulations, you are now free from your fear of lasagna dishes.

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    The squeegee is flexible and has both flat and curved sides for plates and bowls, respectively. It also conserves water because you won't have to take your sweet time rinsing the dishes anymore! You're welcome, earth.

    Promising review: "Love this! Works great on scraping everything from cleaning an oatmeal pot to caked-on casserole dishes." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    27. A sock-pairing device that will prevent the heartbreak of losing a sock in the wash. Learn to trust again, and rest assured that your socks will be together forever.

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    The SockDock holds nine pairs of socks.

    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." —A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    28. A Drop Stop to prevent food, coins, your phone —anything! — from getting lost between your car's seat and center console. Honestly, you could probably pay for this with the amount of change you'll eventually rescue.

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    The Drop Stop is squishy and can squeeze into almost any vehicle.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    29. A flat colander so you no longer have to choose between hunching over the garbage can while peeling your potatoes or grabbing potato peel stands out of your drain after trying and failing to peel them into a plastic bag in your sink. Now just peel in the sink, lift the colander, and dump those skins right in the trash.

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    The colander is safe to submerge in boiling water and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Brilliant design. Great for washing berries or green beans -- and also great for catching the snippings, too. It's so nice to be able to peel onions, trim radishes, and other vegetables - without having to scoop the peels up by hand. Just peel/snip into the sink and dump all the debris just once. Love it." —KATHRYN T.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    30. Slow cooker liners that are so simple but truly make life better. For ages, we knew that delectable slow cooking would come at the price of awful cleanup, but now...we're free of that burden. *wipes a single tear*

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    Promising review: "I just purchased a slow cooker so I ordered these liners. Man, am I glad I did! I used one to cook a whole chicken and then filled it with water to make stock once we finished eating the chicken. The liner held up to making the stock with water to the near top of the cooker for 15 hours. Once I dipped the stock and bones out of it, all I had to do was gather the liner together at the top and throw it away. The cooker was spotless! I had also cooked the chicken for 8 hours. So, the liner held up for 23 hours of cooking without ripping at all. I am very pleased and will use them every time I use my slow cooker." —Linda Williams

    Get a six-pack of liners from Amazon for $2.94.

    31. A shopping bag carrier that will spare you multiple trips back and forth from the car after you run errands. Grab all of your bags in one fell swoop and get on with your day.

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    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: Just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It's very well-made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    Congrats on your unbelievably smart purchases!

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

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