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    Sep 23, 2019

    28 Things Under $20 Reviewers Swear Make A Big Difference

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    1. A set of nonstick oven liners to prevent yourself from making oven messes that will take a whole lot of hours and a whole lot of elbow grease to clean.

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    Promising review: "These liners are life-changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Clean up is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love I can cut down to size to fit my toaster oven also. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now, he doesn't have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it." —Kindle Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A satin pillowcase that can help your hair from breaking as you sleep. Haven't you heard? Cotton pillowcases have been tearing your hair to shreds!

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    Promising review: "I have recently had problems with breakage in my curly hair and decided to change from cotton to a silk pillowcase. I love this case because both sides are really silky and the color is bold and as expected! It's been a few weeks and my hair is already improving." —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors and 25 colors).

    3. An essential oil migraine relief stick so you can hopefully finally be free from all those headaches that have been holding you back from going about your day.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is heaven sent! I have chronic migraines and am trying to shy away from pain killers, and this still is phenomenal. Smells fantastic, and I personally felt instant relief. Worth the buy!" —Michelle Stone

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    4. Wool dryer balls to help clothes dry more quickly and with less static. Anything that makes laundry less awful is a win in my book.

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    Promising review: "Overall I love these dryer balls! The price is great! They’re going to save me money in the long run so I don’t have to buy dryer sheets so much. I might still buy a pack here and there to add some scent to my load of laundry. But either way I think these are fantastic. They take all the lint and hair off my clothes and sheets. I have very long hair and sometimes after drying my clothes WITHOUT these balls I would find clumps of hair stuck to everything. But WITH the balls they collect all the hair and then I can easily take it off and dispose of it." —Audrey Lanzillo

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that will restore your forgotten tumblers to their former glory. Sayonara, gunk! Sorry we ever let you happen in the first place.

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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.

    6. A jewelry cleaning pen so you can get all your most prized possessions shining as bright as the day you got them.

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    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    7. A pack of pimple patches for sucking all the gunk out of your breakouts overnight. Man — I wish there was a sticker to take care of all my problems.

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    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion, huge favor and have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $8.50.

    8. A deodorant stain remover, because normal rubbing with a towel hasn't ever worked before, and it's not gonna start any time soon. What are you waiting for? Get to rescuing your favorite tops!

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    The sponge is reusable!

    Promising review: "I bought this in hopes to remove deodorant stains that were embedded in my dry clean only dresses. Initially I was nervous using it but once I noticed it leaves no marks I was able to get all of the deodorant off each dress. The best part is you don't have to wet it and it works right away." —Gale Lewandowski

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87.

    9. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for keeping your fitted sheets firmly in place all night long. And there's the added bonus laugh after you dress up your mattress in people clothes.

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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.

    10. A set of heel caps to make walking in stilettos on grass less of a nightmare. Think of all the outdoor weddings you've attended where you could've used these.

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    Promising review: "I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. First, I walked outside in thick grass, and the wedding photos were taken in a mushy grassy area. I didn't sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. My heels were fabulous. I then decided to leave them on for the rest of the night since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. So glad I tried them. I was showing them off to the other ladies, and everyone loved the look of them." —J. L. Dossey

    Get a pair on Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A combination broom and squeegee for wrestling hair and lint trapped in your carpet right out from under your feet. Little did you know — it's been a hair party down there.

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    Promising review: "I have long hair. Due to a thyroid issue, I lose more strands than I used to. Every few days the hair starts to accumulate on the bathroom floor. This broom picks up all the hair from the tile just going over it once. It even gets the strands on the edges and corners. Unlike regular brooms, all the hair stays on the broom until I remove it instead of strands falling back to the floor. Thanks to a review I read before ordering this broom, I also use it on the carpet before vacuuming. I quickly pull it towards me, and it grabs all the hair from the carpet. It only takes a minute or two per room and I no longer have to remove the roller brush from the vacuum and cut all the hair wrapped around it every month." —Nicolor

    Get it from Amazon for $13.05.

    12. A powerful stain-removing spray so you don't have to resort to full-on panic whenever you drop something on your favorite shirt.

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    This is a universal stain remover, is biodegradable, and contains no peroxide, chlorine, phosphates, or parabens.

    Promising review: "I recommend this to everyone! Gets any kind of stain out that I’ve had thus far! I work at a plant where we work outside and it’s gotten grease stains out of bright orange shirts! I just put in another order for more!" —kimberlyr russell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    13. A fruit fly and gnat sticky trap to finally take care of the hundreds of ~buzz~ kills circling your trash can, plants, and face.

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    Promising review: "I love that these are actually a pretty answer to controlling your bug problems. You can stick them down into your plants or flowerpots and sit them around your outside sitting area. The one I put in my little basil plant is completely covered in gnats and flies and other little critters at the moment, and I only put it out yesterday. I can see I'll have to change them often, but better them stuck to these little butterfly catchers than flying around my face!" —daniel cormier

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

    14. InstaNatural vitamin C serum that works to even skin tone, calm down breakouts, and just make your skin glow. I use this every night and love, love, love it!

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    Promising review: "I've tried multiple vitamin C serums, but this one is by far my favorite. The smell is lovely and it goes on very light. My skin has been looking brighter and clearer since using this.I also love that the bottle is protected from light. I purchased another serum product where you could tell the product went bad as the smell changed. I researched later and learned that proper storage for vitamin C serum must be in bottles that block out the light, as that retains all the qualities of the minerals and vitamins in the product. I am purchasing this again for the second time now. Highly recommend!" —Serena

    Get it form Amazon for $17.97.

    15. A leather refinisher and color restorer to get your leather furniture looking its best again after you mercilessly rubbed your butt all over it for years.

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    The dye is non-toxic and won't rub off on clothing!

    Promising review: "I have always been skeptical about products actually taking care of worn leather. It always seemed like a hoax. Well, it’s not! I was ready to throw out my double recliner leather couch when in one last ditch effort I looked online for a remedy. I bought this product, and it’s the most amazing stuff in the world! I highly highly highly recommend it!" —Cynthia Filip

    Get it from Amazon for $14.61 (available in 29 colors).

    16. A Blueapple freshness extender that'll keep all the produce in your fridge fresh as can be until you're ready to actually use it. Waste: avoided. Planet: saved. You: a hero.

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    The Blueapple works by absorbing ethylene gas, which is what causes produce to ripen. Each Blueapple lasts for three months.

    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks — some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.26.

    17. A nail strengthener from everyone's favorite nail polish brand OPI for helping your currently weak and chipped nails grow big and strong.

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    Promising review: "After biting my nails mercilessly since I was a kid, I finally decided to try to quit. I was so sick of being embarrassed by my hands. I've been using this product for a roughly two months and I am very impressed with the progress in such a short time. It's not cheap, but trust me, it's worth the money. One of my nails was chewed nearly down to the cuticle and now it's almost to the end of my nail bed — in a few weeks. My nails have always been so thin and brittle and now I'm fairly sure I could claw someone's eyes out if I were so inclined. Let's hope it doesn't come to that, but I feel better having that option." —Rachel Bouldin

    Get it from Amazon for $17.05 (available in six formulas).

    18. A drain snake to get your pipes movin' again. Yes, you'll most likely have to look at a giant hairball, but your drains actually draining will be worth it.

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    Promising review: "For years I've been punching holes through debris with my traditional wire snake but not cleaning debris. Thanks to this gadget, removing gunk and debris is no longer a problem. I admittedly was skeptical when reading about this tool on Amazon, but I purchased one anyway. Now I'm a believer and have the photo to prove it. The tube of gunk I extracted with this little wonder was so big I called my wife in to show her what was lurking below the sink she uses. Highly recommended!" —Coffee Roaster

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    Check out "Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging" for our full write-up on the drain snake and more absolutely revolting pics of it in action.

    19. A stainless steel "soap" bar so you can easily wash away the lingering smell of garlic and onions after chopping. If you don't cook with a ton of garlic, we are not friends. But if you smell like a ton of garlic, we are also not friends. This soap bar will save our relationship.

    Amazon

    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 $5.48.

    20. A pair of charcoal shoe deodorizers to take the funk out of your most beloved pairs. Anything to get back in those sweet, sweet loafers you just love to wear without socks.

    Amazon

    To recharge these babies, just place them in a nice sunbeam.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!" —Erin

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.45.

    21. A wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil so you can restore your tired and dehydrated furniture to make it look good as new.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    22. Bar Keepers Friend cleanser and polishing powder to clean anything in your house that's tarnished — cookware, bathroom fixtures, all that weird junk you have in your garage, basically everything!

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    The cleanser is non-abrasive, bleach-free, and effective on most surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.

    Promising review: "As you can see in the photo, it’s safe to say this stuff works. I left it on for a little while, and when I came back, this was the result of less than two minutes of scrubbing!" —Donette

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    Check out "You Can Use This All-Purpose Cleanser To Basically Clean Your Entire House" for more info!

    23. An argan oil hair mask for reviving your tired, hard-working strands. No need to head to the salon for a treatment when you have this life-giving goop.

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    Promising review: "This is the shiniest, softest, and most hydrated my hair has felt in years! I’ve used other deep conditioners that Ive fallen in love with, but really nothing compares to this product. I fried my hair for the last time bleaching my hair, and this has made it feel normal and hydrated again — even better than before I started bleaching and dying!" —Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    24. A lint remover and fabric defuzzer to revive all of your favorite clothes and fabrics that you thought were lost to time and fuzz.

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    The de-fuzzer has three interchangeable edges suited to all types of fabric. The reverse side is also a lint remover!

    Promising review: "I have tried a LOT of 'fuzz removers' and ended up throwing them away. Either they pulled the fabric or didn't remove the fuzz. The 'Ultimate Fuzz Remover' does exactly what it is supposed to do. I have used it on fine cashmere sweaters as well as a fuzzed up acrylic wrap. Very happy with both results. The three choices of shavers is the best - you can adjust the 'pull' according to the fabric. I also have a dog, so the hair remover also was needed and works better than the "sticky tape" roller I have. I am very happy with this product!" —GR Gordineer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    25. A suede cleaner for getting your favorite shoes back in tip-top kickin' shape.

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    Promising review: "This is amazing. I had a stain on my favorite nubuck boots from someone spilling alcohol on them. It had been sitting for over a month and despite my best efforts using an eraser on it, I was worried it wouldn't come off. This cleaner has completely removed the stain and they look good as new! I love it! This will be my only purchase for suede cleaners from now on." —Kaylah Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    26. Or a suede and nubuck cleaning brush if you have some big suede problems and want multiple ways to take action.

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    Promising review: "This little brush works incredibly well! I was skeptical at first, because the shoes I need to fix were very damaged — as you can see in the photos, they are nude suede and have a lot of watermarks and dirt. I didn't think these shoes were salvageable, but this brush changed my mind. It's not perfect and you can still see where the watermark like is if you really really try, but overall, the shoes look 95% better and only took me about 10 minutes to fix." —Alexa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. A La Roche-Posay gel cleanser so all you oily-skinned people can say a big old "bye bye" to acne. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out, breakouts!

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    The cleanser is oil-, paraben-, and alcohol-free.

    Promising review: "I've been using this cleanser for about six months now, and it's great. First of all, my skin is oily and also sensitive, and since using this product nothing bad has happened to my skin. After every use my face feels refreshed and clean. I don't feel it dry or tight after using this product. The scent is also good — just a neutral skincare-type of smell. I recommend it." —A Vega-Valle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59+ (available in three sizes).

    28. A callous remover gel to help you ~heal~ your cracked, calloused, and rough heels in basically no time flat.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have the driest heels and this is the ONLY product that has ever worked. Before I used this my heels had some pretty deep cracks and now they're almost baby soft again. BUT, please follow the directions — I left it on my super dry thick calloused heels for only three minutes and the callouses were literally melting off! Wonderful product! So glad I don't have to go soak my feet in those tubs at the nail salon anymore." —Key2Del

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

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