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    1. A sleep eye mask with Bluetooth headphones so as you fight to fall asleep at a reasonable hour for the hundredth night in a row, at least you can do so while listening to the soothing sound of Ira Glass's voice.

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    Promising review: "The first thing I noticed was how soft it is. I have tried other sleep masks but they usually end up with some seam feeling scratchy on my nose. I love the size of this and how well it fits with the adjustable velcro straps. It blocks light very well, which is great for me as I cannot stand any light when I sleep. I also use a sound machine app and had no trouble pairing this to my phone and playing my sounds. It has really good quality audio and was still playing when I woke up in the morning after about six hours." —TSpencer

    Get it from Amazon for $25.04.

    2. A beard shaping tool because trying to shape your beard freehand is, frankly, the worst idea you've ever had. Accept a little help, save some time, and get that beard lookin' good.

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    Promising review: "I've had a beard off and on for the last 12 years and I always struggled with edging the neck and sides; it's just nearly impossible to achieve symmetry by yourself. While not a replacement for seeing your local barber, this inexpensive device helps tremendously, takes the guesswork out of creating nice clean lines and parity on both sides of your face. I which I had availed myself of this much sooner. Well worth the nominal investment!" —JJ The Red

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    3. A folding board that, if you work in retail, may be your store enemy. But if you're in the comfort of your own home and treating yourself to a neat, organized drawer, is the key to laundry day bliss.

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    Promising review: "I can't say enough how much I love folding laundry with this. I had what would have been hours worth of laundry to fold, and this brilliant contraption came at the perfect time! Folded four loads of laundry in less than an hour, which is seemingly impossible but it isn't with this thing! I've folded over 30 shirts, some hand towels, wash rags and even long-sleeve shirts and pants! You'll never know how bad you want and needed this until you use it. As for durability, I've only folded said loads with it so we'll see down the road, but for now couldn't be more happy!" —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A set of miniature spatulas to get every last drop of expensive goop out of your cosmetics bottles without having to get your pinky stuck in the top, resulting in an embarrassing ER visit, worst case scenario.

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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.

    5. A password journal that will prevent you from having to answer a million security questions in order to reset a password you'll inevitably forget. Sorry mom, but I will never remember your dentist's dog's astrological sign like the computer wants me to.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this little book! What an awesome idea someone had when they came up with this! I have always had to write my passwords in some sort of notebook/journal since I have so many accounts and can never remember any of them, but this just made it SO much easier! It’s in alphabetical order which is super convenient and it’s discreet yet not boring enough to get shuffled away with other paperwork and notebooks." —Erika Gustafson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (originally $9.99, available in three sizes).

    6. An eyeliner stamp so you can escape the crushing weight you feel on your chest each morning when you remember you need to nail your cat eye application yet again. Now with a stress-free *boop, boop* of the stamp, you're done.

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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: "I am not one to write reviews often, but this product has exceeded my expectations! I normally use liquid liners such as Kat Von D tattoo liner, but this has drastically reduced the time it takes for me to create a winged look! I personally prefer a longer wing, but this stamp provides a template to work with and reduces the amount of time to create ‘sister’ wings- they’re pretty much twins now! The eyeliner pen itself it’s a bit broad for me, but the pigment is great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two sizes).

    7. A sponge holder that will at least bring you a bit of whimsical joy as you scrub-a-dub-dub at the marinara in your food container — now forever orange — in vain.

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    The tiny bed fits any standard sized sponge, but also comes with one to start. It's also dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I live in Hong Kong and everything here is moist for most of the year. I also have a very small kitchen with no dishwasher so I use sponges a lot. As a result, my sponges were always getting moldy and gross super fast. This holder has made all the difference! Its compact design is perfect for my limited space and it is extending the life of my sponges as well as being a fun and quirky addition. Two thumbs up!" —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $13.80.

    8. An Imarku Pro Chef's Knife, because there is nothing more frustrating than trying to chop a carrot with a dull knife while preparing dinner at the end of a long day. ~Cut~ yourself a little slack and invest in a sharp knife.

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    I bought this knife for my parents, and they love it!

    Promising review: "I have never used a knife that slides through everything with such ease. I went to slice open the plastic packaging for the sausages I was cooking, and I thought I had missed the plastic, it was that smooth. I barely had to apply any pressure when slicing up the sausages. Cutting up the carrots, cauliflower, and apples was amazingly easy as well. I'm going to take good care of this little gem of a knife!" —Paul B. Huter

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    9. 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).

    10. An earwax remover so you don't have to root around in your ear canal with a cotton swab looking for relief, which is...not great! Get rid of years of waxy buildup more quickly *and* more safely with this bottle system.

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    The kit includes the washer bottle and three disposable tips.

    Promising review: "I’ve suffered with wax buildup for the past few years and it became a routine to go to the doctor every 3–5 months to get my ears cleaned. It was a total hassle and the price of having to go to the doctor that frequently for such a small thing adds up. I finally bought this and I’m so glad I did. Now I clean my ears monthly with this product, and I no longer suffer with impacted ear wax. I can’t recommend this enough to anyone who deals with wax buildup. It may be gross but this really helps." —Lisa and Fiona

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50 (originally $36).

    11. A pair of nail clippers that catch all of your trimmings so in completing one annoying task, you don't create a second: gathering (hopefully) all of your strewn about nail clippings.

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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+ (available in four styles).

    12. Wrinkle releaser spray, because if you're anything like me, you've decided that you love yourself enough to never so much as look at an iron again...but still want to look profesh.

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    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.26+ (available in two scents).

    13. Or a standing steamer if your iron-avoiding budget is a little higher and you want to pretend like you're on the set of a photoshoot every morning.

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    Promising review: "I would sell my soul for my standing steamer. It’s not even SUPER expensive (under $50) but it’s a little pricier in comparison to a handheld version. It’s thin enough to not take up too much space in my apartment, which is crucial. My shirts and dresses were always wrinkly because I had no room to keep an ironing board. And it heats up within 30 seconds, so I have more than enough time to make my clothes look presentable without making myself late for work. BEST.EVER." —Heather Braga

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    14. A ridiculously absorbant microfiber hair turban that'll get your hair dry a LOT quicker than a regular towel. It'll cut annoying blow drying time from 25 minutes down to five, which is a gift from above.

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    Promising review: "I wash my hair every day, and it normally takes 20–25 minutes to blow dry with water dripping everywhere. This turban is my savior! I can just wear it after showering, do other things for 15 minutes, then the blow dry takes only five minutes! It's really great, especially in the summer. Who wants to have a hot dryer facing you for 25 minutes in this heat? I've used it for a year every day, and it's still doing the job perfectly." —Web Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in nine colors).

    15. A bottle of pet earwax cleaner to make the dreaded cleaning time quick, much to the relief of both you and your pup.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my cat because he had ear mites when I got him and when they cleared up, his ears were left with a bunch of nasty wax and I couldn't get all of it out in fear of pushing it farther down. This stuff brought EVERYTHING up! I LOVE it and HIGHLY recommend for anyone with an animal with dirty ears! My cat has stopped scratching at his ears finally because they are nice and clean!" —Tricia S.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $20.49.

    16. A pair of bedsheet suspenders so you don't explode in a rage the next time your fitted sheet escapes from under the mattress — one more time would certainly be the last straw!

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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 (available in two colors).

    17. 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 are together forever.

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    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 four colors).

    18. A Chom Chom pet hair roller, because although pets are the greatest, they come with some hairy, hard-to-clean consequences. After just a few rolls with the chomster — voilà — you've reclaimed your spot on the couch.

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    Promising review: "We live in a household that contains two humans, two dogs, and two cats. It's a real Noah's Ark furnished with a black sectional couch. Our dogs absolutely hate the vacuum. So much so they will attack the cleaner head with their vicious bite even before we power it on. This makes the task of cleaning our couch extremely unpleasant and nearly impossible. Thanks to Chom Chom, we no longer have this problem! With a simple, quick, SOUNDLESS sweep, we're able to keep our couch pet hair–free in blissful peace. This tool does an amazing job picking up pet hair but not so much with crumbs. We were so impressed, we gifted these as X-mas presents for all of our pet-loving friends." —Magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (originally $34.99).

    19. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that will rescue any grimy tumblers you certainly thought were doomed to be yucky forever. With tablets like these, there's no such thing as "too far gone."

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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    20. A peace of mind planner so just in case something happens, all of your information and wishes are located in one convenient place. Gathering the important documents and info on your own could be VERY intimidating, but this journal-style book will help prompt you!

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    Promising review: "A friend paid her attorney hundreds of dollars to have the information in this book put together for her. This is very thorough and has everything I would like family to know if I become incapacitated. I have just begun filling it out, and it does take time to put in all the names, passwords and numbers, but this is so necessary. I especially like the blank pages to write my own thoughts for loved ones. Legally, I don't think this book replaces a will, but just a good way to have everything in one place." —Fat Cinnamon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

    21. An Aerogarden for turning your previously plant-killing thumb into a green one. This device will keep herbs alive and well in your own home without you — ya know — having to be responsible. 🙃

    Macy's

    The Aerograden features LED grow lights as well as a system to remind you when to add water and plant food, ensuring your plants have everything they need to thrive!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection, exclusively Macy's for $79.99 (originally $189.99).

    For more info on the aerogarden, check out "Grow Herbs In Your Apartment With Zero Effort Using This Smart Countertop Garden." Spoiler alert: it works! Even in a tiny New York City apartment.

    22. A stainless steel "soap" bar that will eliminate the need to wash your hands upwards of ten times after chopping garlic just to START to get rid of the smell.

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    Reviewers say this bar also helps with body odor! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Promising review: "This bar is for real. I know there is science behind it but it feels like magic. The onion smell disappears from your hands instantly. Every kitchen needs this. Have had it for years now and no rust or any sign of wear. Looks and works like it’s brand new." —kallisto

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    23. A John Frieda Hot Air Brush, because you basically need to go to beauty school to give yourself a decent blowout with a round brush and a hair dryer. BUT with the dryer and brush combined into one powerful tool, at-home blowouts are *actually* achievable for plebs like you and me.

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    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A watermark-removing cloth so you don't have to start a family feud every time your sister puts a glass down on your table without a coaster. Maybe if you get her some passive aggressive coasters as a gift she'll finally get the hint.

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    Promising review: "This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious rings from where hot mugs had been left unattended, and despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to reduce their appearance. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would, and they haven't come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the water mark (it may take some time, but it's worth it!), and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again." —Trini

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    25. A pack of silver polish wipes that makes polishing a one-step and one-tool process. Think of all the time Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey could have saved if he'd had these.

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    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $8.56.

    26. A Clorox toilet cleaning kit so you can all stay a safe wand's length away from the action when you finally get up the gumption to scrub the throne.

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    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12.

    27. A makeup brush shampoo that makes washing brushes so easy, you'll actually become the kind of person who does it regularly. Hey, look at me — I believe in you.

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    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29 (originally $7.99).

    28. A set of packing cubes to keep all of your clothing separated into categories during long trips. I truly never thought a neat suitcase was in the cards for me, but once I got them, I was transformed into a tidy icon.

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    The set comes with four packing cubes of various size, as well as a laundry bag.

    I have these packing cubes and cannot recommend them enough — they made an organizational task I was seriously dreading into SUCH an easy one. I just went on a two week vacation to New Zealand and just KNEW that by the time I got home my suitcase was going to look like two tornados kissing. But with the cubes, my suitcase was neat and tidy for the entire trip. By the end of week one, I found myself spontaneously yelling "I love the CUBES!" in a Seinfeld-adjacent voice, much to the dismay of everyone I was traveling with. But what can I say? They're the best thing I've bought for a long time.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in nine colors).

    These products lifting the weight of the world off your shoulders to carry it far, far away.

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

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