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    31 Foolproof Products To Use In April And Beyond

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    1. Dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat isn't gunking them up even more.

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    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless-steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" โ€”Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.39.

    2. And while you're at it, you'll want to add this pack of washing machine cleaning tablets to your cart as well!

    On the left, the insider of a washing machine looking dark and dirty, and on the right, the same washing machine now looking lighter and shinier
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    These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." โ€”Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $13.49.

    3. A floral bill tracker that'll make managing your finances a more organized, simple process. Look at you #adulting! So proud of you!

    Daisy & Decor / Etsy

    Daisy & Decor is a small business that sells beautiful and super useful items to help make life feel more organized like kitchen recipe journals, notepads, cosmetic bags, and more!

    Get it from Daisy & Decor on Etsy for $14+ (available in four patterns).

    4. Acne patches you can apply to areas where you're breaking out. Let it sit overnight or throughout the day, peel it off, and watch it take all the pore-clogging gunk with it.

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    These patches contain hydrocolloid dressing with a hint of tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica. The ingredients in this are gentle, ideal for all skin types and tones!

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much money I've spent on acne products over the years before I found this. Of all the products with glowing reviews, these patches have been the most effective and worth their cost. I have sensitive combo skin and deal with adult acne on a daily basis. Since my face has dry areas, I'm also more likely to pick at it (TMI, sorry). It's terribly embarrassing to go to work with these kinds of issues day after day, so in addition to taking a prescription, I've been on the hunt for anything topical that would help. The first time I used one of these patches, I put it on at night. The next morning, I woke up and was kind of shocked. It actually did what it was supposed to do. You peel off the patch, and with it comes at least 90% of the nastiness that was clogging your skin. It DRASTICALLY reduces the size of the zit. I've also experimented with using these on cystic acne, and they work wonders for speeding up the clearing and healing process. Also, they're comfortable to wear and stay on your face pretty well overnight!" โ€”Greta H

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.49.

    5. A plant food spike to keep your plants fed for up to two months!

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    It's recommended to change the spikes every 30 days during the spring and summer months!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." โ€”Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.98.

    6. A measurement conversion decal so you can refer to this handy cheat sheet while cooking and baking instead of having to constantly rely on a Google search.

    the decals hanging inside of a kitchen cabinet
    LatigoLace / Etsy

    LatigoLace is a small business that sells these super helpful, aesthetically-pleasing kitchen measurement decals to seriously help simplify the task of figuring out the right conversions.

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this purchase! It was one of the things on my list of things to better organize my kitchen! Great quality and just what I had hoped for!" โ€”Ann Riley

    Get it from LatigoLace on Etsy for $13+ (available in four sizes, and two colors).

    7. 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: "Weโ€™ve had our Keurig for a few years, and with the exception of using only filtered water and dispensing hot water every so often, weโ€™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! Iโ€™ll be keeping up on cleaning these more often." โ€”Heather Garcia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A car seat gap filler so things like your phone, spare change, and worst of all... FOOD REMNANTS don't slip between the car seats and stay there.... forever.

    the gap filler in a reviewer's car
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    Promising review: "I own a 2017 Ford Explorer with black interior and these look and work great. I installed them and have never needed to adjust them and I don't even realize they're there now. They were very easy to install. My seat adjusts every time I get into the vehicle due to the memory seat settings and there has never been an issue with the Drop Stop shifting or needing readjustment. Very satisfied and I'm a tough customer." โ€”Roni M

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $24.99.

    9. A natural, all-purpose cleaner featuring a list of just five readable ingredients you'll be glad to use for your cleaning needs. Also, it'll leave your home smelling super yummy!

    the tea tree and lavender all purpose cleaning spray
    Humble Suds / Etsy

    Humble Suds is a women-owned small business based in Denver, CO. They sell plant-based cleaning products boasting ingredient lists that never contain more than six ingredients.

    Get it from Humble Suds on Etsy for $15.55.

    10. 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 produce drawer in the fridge and let them work their magic.

    Amazon, BluApple

    Promising review: "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!" โ€”The Waites

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. 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.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    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." โ€”Domenico Bettinelli

    Get a pack of five pairs (10 total) from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    12. A jewelry cleaning pen so you can give your precious gems a quick swipe of a pen to get them looking brand-new.

    on the left, the diamond on a reviewer's ring looking fogged up, and on the right, the same diamond now looking shiny and new
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    Promising review: "I was so excited to see the huge difference in how clean my jewelry looked. The cleaning process took less than five minutes and now it sparkles like new!" โ€”Jackie_X

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

    13. A microwave bacon cooker that'll make it so simple to whip up that salty goodness. When you wake up in the morning, do you really feel taking a pan out, putting bacon into it, having to remember to flip the bacon, AND drain the grease from the pan? Yeah, no, forget that.

    on the left, raw bacon on the cooker in the microwave, and on the right, the same bacon now perfectly cooked on a plate with pancakes
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    Microwave time is just one minute per slice! The tray catches all the grease, and it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is the best little gadget I have tried in a long time. I lay a paper towel on top and fold to drape over the edges to catch the splatters, program for one minute per slice of bacon, and that is it. If you have a full rack, 12 slices, you will take the rack out, remove the ones that are done, put back in, cook for additional one minutes until all are to your satisfaction. You can put the gadget into the dishwasher or wash in good soapy water and have it ready for the next use." โ€”G. Carver

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    14. A cleaning essentials kit so you can easily make your own nontoxic cleaning products at home. Plus, thanks to the reusable bottles, you'll be cutting down on waste and saving money on refills.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Listen, maybe it's just a Me Problem, but I always get kind of confused about what cleaning products to use where โ€” they're usually dangerous chemicals and I don't want to mess up! With Blueland, it's honestly a relief to have the bottles labeled, telling me exactly where to use each product. And it's doubly a relief to know that they're all ~clean~ cleaning products regardless.

    The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets โ€” one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It's as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs." โ€”Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    15. A TubShroom that'll collect your hair while in the shower/bath, so it doesn't go down the drain and clog it.

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    This fits any standard 1.5-inch tub drain or bathroom sink drain. But, if you want to keep your hair-catching separate between your tub and sink, then treat yourself and your home to the SinkShroom!

    Promising review: "This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick long dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product in a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." โ€”JT

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in five colors).

    16. Silicone stretch lids so you don't have to deal with the annoyingness that is stubborn plastic wrap or search your kitchen high and low until everything is a mess looking for the right-sized cover.

    The silicone stretch lids covered over half a pinapple, half  watermelon, and a container of chopped fruit
    Amazon

    You'll receive seven silicone stretch lids ranging from sizes 2.8" to 9.1" diameters, plus a large bonus party bowl lid! These are free of BPA, lead, plastic, and phthalates. Plus, they're dishwasher- and freezer-safe!

    Promising review: "These lids are great! No more searching for the right lid. They're especially helpful for my glass bowls. I've never had success with plastic wrap, so these feel like a miracle. I love that they'll stretch to cover a bowl that's too full to fit it's lid, so finding the right container for leftovers just got a lot easier." โ€”Vanessa Brannan

    Get them from Amazon for $14.97.

    17. A false eyelash applicator to make the way-more-difficult-than-it-needs-to-be-task of applying falsies much quicker and easier than just using your fingers.

    person holing the applicator with a false eyelash on it
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    Promising review: "Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can't believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in one minute less with this tool." โ€”CITY Beauty

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

    18. A microwave egg cooker so you can whip up a high protein breakfast without needing to break out the skillet or turn on the stove.

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    Promising review: "I often forgo breakfast because I feel like I just don't have enough time to cook in the mornings. But then along came this gadget, and it changed everything. You just pour eggs and any fillings like cheese, veggies, or protein into the egg cooker. Mix it all up and microwave for two minutes. And there you have it, eggs in no time with no mess." โ€”Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    19. A dice set that'll help get you out of your cooking rut. It includes five primary dice (protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, and bonus ingredient), as well as four seasonal veggie dice to keep things fresh and interesting.

    Two Tmbleweeds / Etsy

    Two Tmbleweeds is a women-owned small business based in Tempe, AZ. They sell products to keep meal time fun. They offer notepads and calendars for planning weekly menus and grocery lists, foodie dice, and mixology dice โ€” because trying out new cocktails is important!

    Promising review: "What a life-changer. It has gotten my dinner menus out of a rut and made them fun! I highly recommend this shop and product!!!" โ€”likethecolor

    Get it from Two Tmbleweeds on Etsy for $32.

    20. 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
    Amazon

    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!" โ€”LindseyB

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

    21. A set of sloth dryer balls for an eco-friendly and adorable option to help reduce static and increase air circulation when drying your clothes.

    the set of six sloth dryer balls
    Friendsheep / Etsy

    Comes with six dryer balls that are re-usable for over 1,000 loads! Friendsheep is a small business based out of Mission Viejo, CA that's all about ditching dryer sheets and turning to a more eco-friendly option aka dryer balls. Their adorable selection of dryer balls that might just make you excited for laundry day.

    Promising review: "These are so cute! We have been using dryer balls for a few years, but they unraveled and were small. These are quality-made and look like they'll last for quite a while." โ€”April

    Get them from Friendsheep on Etsy for $28.

    22. Ceiling fan pull chains so the next time you wake up all sweaty at 3 a.m. in dire need of a nice breeze, you can do just that without accidentally turning the lights on.

    The ceiling fan chain pulls
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    Promising review: "Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone." โ€”Scholar Mama

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two finishes).

    23. 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 โ€” 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!!" โ€”Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    24. Blind-spot mirrors so you can spend less time perfecting your parallel park.

    The blind spot mirror attached to a rearview mirror showing more closely, how much room is next to the car door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for my mom's car and mine a while ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." โ€”Mariam Abass

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.97 (available in four shapes).

    25. 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
    Amazon

    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!" โ€”Jill Clement

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

    26. A makeup remover pen for those mornings when smudges are just bound to happen, but you don't wanna deal with taking out your ACTUAL makeup remover and maneuvering it around that tiny little mistake.

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    Promising review: "Perfect for removing those mascara and eyeliner mishaps! I loved how easy it was to use and how easily it fixed mistakes without ruining the rest of my makeup! This is a game changer for sure!" โ€”meghansray

    Get it from Walmart for $12.

    27. Divider sticky notes to make the task of writing down important lessons and assignments in class or work simple for even the messiest of note-takers and busiest of students.

    The colorful divider tabs in a notebook outlining notes for various chapters
    Amazon

    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." โ€”Delaney

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.60.

    28. A wearable nail polish holder so you can easily give yourself a fresh mani anywhere at home, minus the risk of spilling. Suddenly painting my nails a dark color while sitting on a white couch feels like a beautiful possibility.

    A person wearing the nail polish holder while painting their nails
    @thetweexy / Via instagram.com

    Be sure to check out our write-up of the wonderful tweexy wearable nail polish holder!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? Definitely helps with DIY nail projects. When I had no idea this polish holder existed, I tried to find creative ways to hold my polish, so that it would be in a convenient spot. However, I never found that really worked for me, or felt comfortable. This holder holds all of my nail polishes easily and is very comfortable to wear. I love that the finger holes on the bottom are not enclosed so you can just pull the holder off without ruining your paint job. Just one tip: move the holder to your pointer finger when doing your thumb." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 20 colors).

    29. Grocery bag handles to make carrying all your grocery items from the store to the car, and then from the car into your home easier and more comfortable on your hands.

    two people carrying grocery bags using the handles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at once, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the bag handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" โ€”Rosemary Smith Dattler

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.95.

    30. A bracelet fastener so you can easily clasp your own bracelet together, without needing to rely on someone else being around to help you out.

    person using the fastener to clasp their bracelet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." โ€”Cat Mom

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

    31. A pill keeper that'll make managing your pills easier than constantly having to set alarms on your phone. Just separate them by day and times of day, and carry your portable pill plate around.

    A person taking the Sunday pill plate out of the stack of plates โ€” it's divided in four sections โ€” morning, noon, evening, and bed
    Amazon

    Includes seven portable trays โ€” one for each day of the week, divided into four sections: morning, noon, evening, and bedtime.

    Promising review: "This pill box is exactly what I was looking for. I take several medications a day and this helps keep me organized and makes it very easy to see whether I remembered to take them or not. I also love that if I go away for a weekend, it is very convenient to take the pill boxes for the days that you will be gone." โ€”Tabatha Cumer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.60.

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