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    Just 37 Products That Are Pretty Boring But We Bet You Need Them

    Because boring is useful.

    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 pet hair removal broom and squeegee that'll help you get rid of the furry mess your pet leaves behind. It might not be visible to the naked eye, but you just KNOW it's living in your carpet... and TBH... it's quite gross.

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    Promising review: "This thing just plain works. We got a mature golden retriever last year and were told he didn't shed. Then in the spring he started shedding badly. We were tired of hair everywhere and somehow I realized that dragging my shoe across the carpet balled the hair up. I found this product on a whim one day and knew it had to be better than my shoe! I ordered it and it was tough at first. The bristles pulled the hair up but then caught the tufts and spread them around. I found that using short quick strokes with the rake turned upside down got the best results. The backside is more like a squeegee and helps pull the hair up in long rolls and keeps the hair in one big pile." β€”Nick V.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    2. An anti-fog spray perfect for those who are now all too familiar with the struggle of their glasses getting fogged up while wearing a mask.

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    Promising review: "I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog, even with the metal strip to form around the bridge of my nose. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to re-apply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean dry lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. Delivery was fast. I highly recommend this product from this company. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future." β€”Tonya Crippen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    3. A colander spoon that'll help eliminate the struggle that is...well...dealing with colanders. Just scoop up your food directly from the pot!

    a person using the colander spoon to take fried food out of a pot of oil
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    It's made from toughened nylon and is suitable for use on non-stick cookware. It's resistant to temps of up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I've owned this for just over a month and I don't know how I lived without it! From spooning potatoes into boiling water without a mess to draining a full can of beans and far, far beyond, this scoop is a must-have in the kitchen. I find myself reaching for it every day. It has easily replaced the other spoons/scoops that I would usually use. You cannot go wrong with this purchase!" β€”Jill Clement

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. Cleaning K-Cups for the easiest, fastest way to get your beloved Keurig in the clean condition it should always be in to brew your favorite hot beverage.

    A reviewer photo of dirty-looking liquid that was cleaned out of the Keurig with the pod
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    All you have to do is put one of these babies in like you would with any other K-Cup, brew one large cycle, watch dirty water get cleaned out, throw the pod away, and then return to brewing your favs.

    Promising review: "We’ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, we’ve never cleaned the needle or K-Cup area. I used three cleaning cups back to back and WOW our machine was dirty! I'm so happy I purchased these! I’ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." β€”Heather Garcia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    5. A suede brush cleaner that'll stop you from having to spend your money on bringing your dirty suede shoes to get repaired, or worse...REPLACED.

    on the left, an ugg boot looking clean after using the brush, and on the right, the other boot in the pair still looking dirty before using the brush
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    Good for cleaning boots, shoes, coats, jackets, furniture, dance shoes, and sneakers, and is compatible with sprays, foams, eraser, and cleaning kits.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud on my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" β€”Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A foot file to leave your feet feeling even smoother than your pedicurist could make them feel β€” minus the tickle attack from the pumice stone.

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    Promising review: "After comparing foot files and reading the reviews, I decided to order this foot file. Living with chronic pain conditions has made it almost impossible to get out and go to the nail salon on a regular basis. I needed a way that I could 'maintain' my feet in between pedicure appointments, and purchasing this foot file was definitely a great decision. I couldn't believe how well and easily it removed the dead skin from the bottom of my feet. The only other product that I used was a tiny amount of callus remover to help remove the unwanted dry skin. I couldn't believe how well it worked and my feet felt so much better. I would highly recommend using caution when it comes to the amount of skin that you slough off. Otherwise, you could remove too many layers of skin, leaving your feet sensitive to touch or painful when walking on them. If you are looking for a way to maintain your feet on your own then look no further! The price is competitive, the quality is top notch, and it couldn't be any easier to use." β€”Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    7. A blind cleaner tool for getting dust and other gross particles off a spot you may normally forget to clean.

    a person using the microfiber tool to clean blinds
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    Comes with five microfiber cloths that pick up dust easier and faster. The sleeves can be washed and reused.

    Promising review: "I got more excited about this find than is probably normal! This product is AMAZING! Everyone should own one. I've been using a Swiffer duster to clean my blinds. I have to clean one side, then the other, and there is STILL always dust left behind. This product is a game changer. You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL the dust off. " β€”Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    8. Anti-slip silicone glasses sleeves that'll keep your eyewear where it belongs, ya know, on your face, and NOT slipping and sliding down to the floor and risking getting broken AGAIN.

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    Promising review: "I was a little dubious about these, but my daughter's glasses were always falling off her face and to the floor, so if I could spend a couple of bucks to save her expensive glasses, it was worth a shot. In fact, because you get five pairs, I put a set on my glasses, and I'll be darned if they don't work really well. They add a little bit of bulk to your glasses so if you're extremely fashion-conscious, it's not like tape-on-the-bridge nerdy, but it's there. But if you're more concerned about having your glasses feel like they're going to stay put on your head, then you'll like these. They aren't too thick so you don't really notice them on your ears. In fact, because of the soft silicone, they actually result in less of the occasional soreness I would get from my glasses on my ears sometimes." β€”Domenico Bettinelli

    Get a pack of five pairs (10 total) from Amazon for $6.77+ (available in three colors).

    9. Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser to help you get a bunch of surfaces and objects in your home looking as good, if not better, than the day you purchased them.

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    For those who are fans of the Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish, this delivers the same results, but in a pre-mixed formula to make for a quicker clean. It works well against rust stains, tarnish, mineral deposits, soap scum, and indoor and outdoor grime, and is especially good on the following surfaces: stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, Corian. Recommended to use in the kitchen (sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, oven door windows, non-stone countertops, and plates to buff out knife marks), bathroom (sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout), and outdoors (rust stains, grills, vehicles, siding, and sporting equipment).

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off. But if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand-new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" β€”Dan Borden

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $18.66.

    10. And of course a pack of Bar Keepers Friend Classic Cleanser and Polish. This amazing stuff should be a cleaning staple in every home because there isn't anything it can't handle.

    on the left, a reviewer's pan looking burnt, and on the right, the same pan now completely clean and shiny again
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    Helps to remove rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains from most surfaces including stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, corian, brass, bronze, chrome, and aluminum. This is ideal for use in the kitchen to clean sinks, cookware, stove cooktops and exteriors, non-stone countertops, backsplashes, porcelain/ceramic dishes, and drained floors, as well as bathroom sinks, tubs, showers, faucets, toilets, tile, and grout, and outdoors with rust stains, plant and pollution grime, automotive vehicles, boats, siding, grills, tools, and sporting equipment! This cleaner is bleach-free!

    Promising review: "This stuff is like magic! Straight up wizardry. I love it! I initially bought it to clean my sink, which is porcelain, and even though it's not even a year old, is just holding on to all the coffee and tea staining. I'd say it took less than a minute after making a paste with Bar Keepers Friend to clean the sink up to a nearly new shine. Taking a look at the can, it's easy to find bunches of ways to use this stuff and each application is better than the last. Stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper, brass, fiberglass, corian, chrome, and aluminum. See? Magic! Anyhow, I've used it in the sink, in the bathroom, to clean stainless steel pots and pans, on a 17-year-old Revereware tea kettle, (which I thought would never be restored to its former loveliness, BTW). This is a product that I will buy again and again, and will happily recommend to anyone." β€”Nicci Stephenson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    11. A vent cleaning system that'll remove lint from dryers, vacuums, AC vents and more, because you and I both know your poor appliances just won't function the same when their clogged up with yuckiness.

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    Includes four long flexible screw-connect rods, one blockage removal tool, one vacuum adapter, one self-feeding auger brush, one lint-trap brush, one dryer adapter, and an operator's manual.

    Promising review: β€œWorks great. I used it and an extension kit with extra rods to to clean a 21-foot long vent with a two right angle turns and it did a fantastic job with the adapter that lets you put the rod through and attach a shop vac. Got a TON of lint out, about a five-gallon bucket full. Inside of the vent was left shiny and clean. Good for safety especially with such a long vent and to my surprise the dryer actually works quite a bit better now. On the auto cycle I used to have to run it again if I was drying heavy things like jeans or blankets/comforters etc. to fully dry things. Now it does it in one cycle and take about 25% less time to go through the auto dry cycle.” β€”Caleb

    Get it from Amazon for $40.30.

    12. A keyboard cleaner and a screen cleaner to help clean away crumbs and dust particles from your tech items.

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    Promising review: "I've tried both of these and I'm a little obsessed with using them! The three-in-one deep cleaning set has a handy microfiber cloth in a pouch, a firm-bristle brush to for crusted-on gunk (we all eat lunch at our laptops, admit it), and, my personal favorite, a clever pipe cleaner-like brush to get between your keys. I'm even more obsessed with the double-ended brush, which has a microfiber tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. Like, I use this thing more as a fidget toy and for petting the bristles than for cleaning. It's (understandably) backordered till mid-month, but I ordered a couple that'll show up in time for Christmas as stocking stuffers. My laptop is so gross that it's a little past hope, but these tools have definitely helped make clearing out crumbs easier and cleaning my computer more fun. I even use them on the rest of my desk!" β€”Katy Herman, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get them from Amazon: the keyboard deep clean set for $9.99, and the laptop and screen cleaner for $9.99.

    13. An anti-blister balm to apply before putting on your shoes so you can prevent those painful annoyances from even trying to happen.

    a person gliding the balm onto their foot
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    This is made of allergen-free, plant-derived ingredients, and infused with Vitamins A and C!

    Promising review: "I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS, I was like 'pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING.' Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub on my skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!" β€”Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    14. A rust stain remover spray that'll be no match on even the toughest of rust stains. Sorry rust, you will be missed β€” NOT.

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    It comes in an easy-to-use trigger spray and is ideal for cleaning bathtubs, showers, toilets, colorfast fabrics, vertical surfaces, and hard-to-reach spots. Plus, it's non-abrasive, and made with non-hydrofluoric acid based formula which is safer than other similar liquid rust stain removers.

    Promising review: "Holy wizardry! Seriously it was more work to clean the mirror over the vanity than use this product. With almost no effort, this made my dark orange, iron-water shower stall white again. I definitely suggest wearing a mask or bandana and running the ventilation fan if spraying in an enclosed area. Great product!" β€”Jessica B

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    15. A squeegee so you can dry your shower doors, walls, mirrors, and other moist surfaces without leaving behind streaks.

    a model holding the squeegee
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    I have this exact squeegee and it really does a fantastic job at keeping my shower squeaky clean.

    Promising review: "The large suction cup that holds this squeegee in the shower works perfectly. And unlike many metal squeegees, this one is very lightweight, so it will not pull itself off the wall. The blade is strong enough to remove water from my shower doors, and wide enough to allow me to get each door in three easy swipes. For the longest time I resisted purchasing a squeegee, but realized that constantly scrubbing my shower doors to remove soap buildup is far too time-consuming. Using this squeegee does not prevent me from having to clean my shower, but it does allow me to take more time between cleans, as this little device alleviates most of the buildup that would occur. Overall, the squeegee does what it is intended to do β€” keep my glass shower doors looking clean and soap-scum-free." β€”Steven M.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. An all-purpose car cleaner that'll have the inside of your car looking as the good as the day it looked the day it first left the factory β€” no matter how many years ago that may have been.

    On the left, a car seat looking dirty and stained, and on the right, the same car seat now clean
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    Check out our write-up of the awesome CarGuys Super Cleaner!

    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25-plus-year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it β€” not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." β€”Andrea Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    17. A food storage container set to preserve the shelf life of your produce and leftovers β€” they're made for eating, not throwing in the garbage.

    On the left, a strawberry looking bad after being stored in the original container, and on the right, a strawberry still looking fresh after being stored in the container
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    Includes one 2.5-cup container and one 17.3-cup container. Features a CrispTray to help keep moisture away and FreshVent technology to regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. These are dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Read a BuzzFeeder's review of these amazing Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers.

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." β€”Laura

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $28.20.

    18. BluApple produce fresheners to help extend the life of your precious fruits and veggies two to three times longer. All you need to do is toss 'em into the producer drawer in the fridge and let them work their magic.

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    Promising review: "In my drunken stupor, I purchased these thinking were ben wa balls. Boy was I wrong. But I'm so happy with my purchase because these keep my produce fresher for much longer than normal. Nothing is worse than buying red bell peppers at the store and having them start wilting after four days. These should be in everyone's fridges!" β€”The Waites

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A cutlery drawer organizer that'll consolidate all of your forks, knives, and spoons into one fabulous little tool.

    person putting a fork into the gray cutlery organizer
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    Features cutlery icons for easy identification. They recommend to wash and dry this by hand!

    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch-wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." β€”Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    20. Non-stick oven liners to catch things like crumbs and other food particles/residue, so all you have to do is clean these liners and not the oven itself.

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    Comes with three! These are PFOA-, and BPA-free, and works well in electric and gas ovens, microwaves, toasters, and can also be used as a grill or baking mat, or pan liner. They're non-stick, reusable, can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I love these liners. When stuff drips, I can just take it out and clean it in my sink in soapy water or throw it in the dishwasher. Don't have to scrub the bottom of the oven. Just remove the liner carefully. Less need to turn on the self-cleaning feature and endure the smells and smoke that are emitted as part of that process. The worst is usually the floor of the oven and this minimizes the problem." β€”wifi-er

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    21. Debrox earwax removal drops so you can give your ears the clean they not only want, but truly need β€” think of how much clearer listening to The Greatest Showman soundtrack on repeat all day will sound now... not that I do that.

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    This cleaner uses micro-foam action to safely soften and remove earwax in a non-irritating manner.

    Promising review: "My right ear was totally plugged so I went to the pharmacy and the pharmacist said that this is the one doctors usually tell patients to get. I put the drops in, waited, then flushed my ear out with very warm water and OH MY GOSH... the gunk that came flowing out onto the towel blew my mind! It's amazing that I was ever able to hear at all with all that crap in my ear. This stuff works." β€”CD

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    22. Bed sheet clips so you can ensure your sheets actually stay in place, no matter how all over the place you are in your sleep.

    one of the bed sheet clips securing a bed sheet
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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. Bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! A tip for putting them on: lay the fitted sheet on top of the bed with the corners inside out (flipped up, off the mattress). Then attach these bands to each of the corners and tighten the bands. Once they are all clamped and tightened, THEN flip the corners onto the mattress. We have a pillow top 10" thick king mattress and this is the best method to get these on. Hope that helps!" β€”LindseyB

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    23. A clip-on colander to make draining the liquid from the pot and pan incredibly easy and preparing dinner a lot less messy.

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    Designed to fit almost all round pots, pans, and bowls! It's compact and easy-to-store. Plus, it's BPA-free, FDA-approved, made of top-quality silicone, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well." β€”R. Higgins

    Get it from Amazon for $15.19+ (available in four colors).

    24. A power scrubber to make quick work of cleaning away at grout, soap scum, and other tough gunk.

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    Promising review: "I'm obsessed! This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. And β€” as if easy, sparkling grout wasn't enough! β€” it busted through some serious soap-scum buildup in my bathtub (thanks, fancy soap and slow-draining tub) in less than a minute.

    Honestly, when I first tried the scrubber out, I didn't see too many uses for it other than for grout. But after owning it for a while, I've realized that while I don't need it every single week, it's priceless for the occasions I encounter tough gunk that I'd otherwise only conquer with excessive patience and elbow grease." β€”Natalie Brown, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.62.

    25. A pan rack that you are definitely gonna thank yourself for buying. The struggle of having to dig through all of your pans just to find the right one is now a thing of the past.

    pan rack inside a cabinet holding various sized pans
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    This can hold up to five pans with vertical installation and four pans with horizontal installation.

    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it, so I can easily move it if I rearrange my pots-and-pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." β€”CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $17.47.

    26. A box of OxiClean versatile stain remover – it'll become your go-to in the stain-fighting department. No matter what the stain is, or where it happened, there is nothing this stuff isn't prepared to battle.

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    All you need is water to activate the formula for effective cleaning!

    Promising review: "This works so well as a stain remover and is so easy to use! Just throw it in the washer with laundry detergent and the stains disappear! As the mother of an infant son who is constantly spitting up, I couldn't be happier with the convenience and effectiveness of this product." β€”Lindsey Jebb

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    27. Reusable silicone drinking straws β€” because we know about the increasing dangers of using plastic straws, and honestly paper and metal straws aren't a fun time.

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    Promising review: "I was kind of shocked at how good quality these straws are! They come in a neat little baggie that you can store them in, and with a straw cleaner as well! I don't usually leave reviews on products (even if I really like them), but they donate 100% of the proceeds of your order to OCEANA if you leave a review, and that's a HUGE plus for me. So not only do I really like the product, I get to share the good news through this review AND my payment gets donated to OCEANA. I really really appreciate that. 10/10 product!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.94.

    28. A digital tire gauge to make checking your tire pressure easy, peasy, lemon squeezy, especially if you're someone who knows, like, nothing about cars, except for how to drive them.

    A person taking a tire pressure reading with the gauge
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    The digital display shows the exact reading, so no guesswork involved! It has a simple push button control to turn on, and it automatically shuts off after 30 seconds to save the batteries. A soft, non-slip surface means easy, comfy gripping.

    Promising review: "This digital tire gauge works perfectly. My Mercedes is equipped with tire pressure sensors and every once in a while it will put a warning up on the dash display that the tire pressures are incorrect. I had one of the cheapy pocket tire gauges and it doesn't give an accurate reading. This digital gauge gives me the pressure reading down to the tenths of a PSI. Love it and it is simple now to get the CORRECT pressure on the tires." β€”BlueMax

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A stainless steel measuring cup and spoon set that'll prevent you from having to just wing it when it comes to getting the right amount of ingredients to use in a recipe.

    The various measuring cups and spoons holding dry ingredients
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    All are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Great measuring cups and spoons. They are easy to take off the hook that connects them together. They store easily and fit right into each other. I have put these in the dishwasher several times and have not seen any type of rust marks, which I've seen happen before with other metal or stainless steel products. I'm overall happy with this purchase. They are priced well, the seller shipped promptly, and they were packaged well." β€”Erin with help from Earl the cat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    30. Divider sticky notes to ease the task of writing down important meeting notes and to-do lists so it all feels less overwhelming.

    The colorful divider tabs in a notebook outlining notes for various chapters
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    These dividers use water-based, not chemical-based adhesive.

    Promising review: "These babies are pretty sturdy and they make putting notes in a book, planner, magazine, or whatever, a complete breeze. I really like the ease of these and if you are creative you can make these work for any project. I use them in my textbooks to summarize my notes on a chapter. I also have short-term memory loss after a car accident, and I like reading novels, but can't remember things, so I use one of these as a bookmark, and take a few minutes to jot down key things from the book. I really, really, really like these and I am glad they exist." β€”Delaney

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.91.

    31. An internet address and password logbook to help keep track of your important log-in info for social media, online banking, school portals, and more. Sorry but yourname123 isn't a good password, no matter how easy it is to remember.

    On the left, the cover of the password book, and on the right, the inside of the book
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    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard β€” especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!" β€”Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    32. Silicone trivets that can be used as pot holders, spoon rests, jar openers, and large drink coasters β€” and come in a variety of fun colors so you can get ones that'll match your kitchen's aesthetic.

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    Comes with two! These are made of FDA-approved silicone that doesn't stain, mold, mildew, or absorb odors. They're also heat-resistant to temps of up to 442 degrees Fahrenheit. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "These pads are great! They lay flat or hang and look nice sitting on the counter (where a normal oven mitt would not). They are very flexible, and the little nubs are great for gripping pans, and they work wonderfully to block heat from hands and counters. Color is exactly the same as in the photos." β€”Madeleine

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.97 (available in five colors).

    33. A touch-up paint pen you fill with your paint color of choice and then just apply to any imperfections you're trying to cover up.

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    Promising review: "Love this β€” absolutely perfect for touchin' up little spots that need touchin' up. I have several sets filled with different paints and so far they've stayed usable, without the paint drying out. I rinse the brush really well after each use (latex paints) and recap it. It would be nice if the manufacturer put an area on the pen where you could easily label the paint info, but I use a permanent marker, and it works okay." β€”Hooked on Amazon!

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    34. Soundproof door strips for those whose bedroom currently doubles as a home office, and their new "co-workers" (aka roomies, family members, and pets) are kinda noisy. These also help prevent cold air from escaping in the summer, and warmth from escaping in the winter, so you can save energy, too!

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    Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." β€”Sandra Revueltas

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.97 (available in four colors).

    35. A stainless steel cookware set perfect to get if you're in the market for a first-time set, or looking to upgrade a current set with something better.

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    All of the cookware is dishwasher-safe, oven-safe in temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and broiler-safe.

    Promising review: "I've been using these for three years now, and they are as good as new. We use the frying pan every single day and the pots at least weekly. They get a lot of use but we take good care of them. We avoid using metal on these and only use soft sponges to hand wash. When junk gets stuck on them (oil stains, burnt food...) we use a little Bar Keeper's Friend and they are as good as new. Beautiful set!" β€”TruthHurts

    Get it from Amazon for $244.97+ (available in four sizes).

    36. A knife sharpener, because over time your knives may lose their sharpness, and that shouldn't mean having to get rid of and replace them!

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    Check out our review of this amazing little knife sharpener!

    Promising review: "Wow, this little gadget is pretty amazing! I have some old (expensive) non-serrated knives that are supposed to never need sharpening but unfortunately, lost their sharp edge long ago. I saw this gadget and decided to try it. I set the bottom of this gadget on the edge of the counter and ran one of the knives through the side labeled 'Coarse' about 10 times, then ran it through the side labeled 'Fine' another 8-10 times. Bingo! The knife was transformed back to its former high-dollar cutlery glory. I could hardly believe how effectively it had sharpened the knife, which I had been ready to throw away a week before. I've been happily sharpening all our knives and trying to add up in my head how much money I've saved by NOT having to buy another set of expensive knives. I don't know where else you can spend $6 and get this return for the money. Great score!" β€”Schelly L. Wagoner

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    37. A pumice cleaning stone to scratch away at those β€” TBH, pretty repulsive β€” toilet stains without leaving horrid scratch marks in the bowl.

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    It's more than 40% denser than similar products so it has a longer life! The handle allows you to keep your hands clean while cleaning the toilet. It removes calcium, lime, and hard-water stains using gentle abrasive action, and cleans porcelain fixtures, hard-water stains, pool tile, toilet bowls, barbecues, steel, and stone.

    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease. But 10 minutes later, I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching." β€”Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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