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24 Things That Should Have “Will Make Your Life Easier” Written In Their Product Description

Making a cleaning checklist = overwhelming and stressful. Printing out a pre-made cleaning checklist from Etsy and simply following it = breathing a sigh of relief as we speak.

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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.

The inside of a reviewer's dishwasher looking dirty
The same reviewer's dishwasher now looking shiny and clean after using the cleaning tablet

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 & Save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

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

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." —Kelli Crawford

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $11.98.

3. 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.

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 faves.

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." —Heather Garcia

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.95.

4. A cleaning checklist to help make the overwhelming task of cleaning your living space feel manageable. This printable sheet organizes cleaning tasks by different rooms on different days of the week so you don't feel like you have to tackle everything all at once. 

the cleaning checklist
Creative Type Store / Etsy

Creative Type Store is an Etsy shop based in Warman, Canada that sells illustrated prints to help make your life more organized. 

Promising review: "Great for what I needed! I had started my own schedule, but felt like I was forgetting things, too much to do in a day, etc. This is super helpful!" —Erin Brie

Get it from Creative Type Store on Etsy for $4.63.

5. An Instant Pot — it'll pretty much become your new favorite gadget. This thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.

A reviewer photo of the Instant Pot
A reviewer photo of mac and cheese being cooked inside the Instant Pot

It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our write-up about the incredible Instant Pot!

Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

Get it from Amazon for $68.52+ (available in three sizes).

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

the floral cover of the bill tracker
a payments page in the bill tracker
Daisy & Decor / Etsy

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

Promising review: "This meets all my organizational needs for financial record keeping in one beautiful place. It was exactly what I was looking for and is the perfect size to keep thorough records." —Melisa Sellar

Get it from Daisy & Decor on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in four patterns).

7. A jewelry cleaning pen so you don't have to spend too much time or energy on giving your beloved treasures the shine they deserve.

a before and after photo of buzzfeed editor stephanie hope's engagement ring looking shiny and clean after using the diamond dazzle pen
Stephanie Hope / BuzzFeed

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 $7.96.

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

The red colander clipped onto the side of a pot of spaghetti
A reviewer draining the grease out of a pan of ground meat with the green colander

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." —R. Higgins

Get it from Amazon for $10.68+ (available in five colors).

9. Or a colander spoon that'll help eliminate the struggle that is...well... dealing with colanders in the first place. 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 nonstick 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!" —Jill Clement

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

10. A TubShroom to collect your hair while in the shower/bath, so you don't have to worry about your drains getting clogged up and creating more work for yourself.

The TubShrom inside of a reviewer's tub drain
A reviewer holding the TubShroom after taking it out of the drain, and it has hair on it

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." —JT

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

11. Dishwasher and laundry detergent pods that are biodegradable and made with natural, plant-derived ingredients so you can say goodbye to the days of measuring out the right amount of chemical-ridden liquid detergents. 

bag of dishwasher detergent pods
bag of laundry detergent pods
Public Goods

Public Goods is a small business based in New York that offers low prices on high-quality sustainable products from household cleaners, to hair and body, to grocery items, and more. Annual membership is $59, but if you're interested in buying products like the detergent pods above before committing to a membership, you can sign up for a free two-week trial! 

Promising review (for the dishwasher pods): "These replaced Cascade pods. They do a perfect job. No complaints. When the dishwasher cycle is done and you open the door, there is NO strong scent of chemicals. No scent at all. I will continue to order these." —Constance G.

Promising review (for the laundry pods): "These pods provide a deep clean to my laundry. They dissolve quickly and completely. I purchased these because they are unscented. They work exceptionally well in cold water wash loads. I highly recommend the product and will purchase again!" —Lorraine N.

Get a pack of 24 pods from Public Goods for $6.95: the dishwasher pods here and the laundry pods here.

12. 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." —Mariam Abass

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

13. An electric wine bottle opener that'll make removing the cork on your bottle of vino easy peazy.

Can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge, and features a simple push-button operation. Plus, it has a comfy, soft-grip handle.

Promising review: "As a senior citizen, I find that opening a bottle of wine can be a challenge using a manual corkscrew. This opener is great. You place it on the bottle with one hand, while holding the bottle with the other, and press a button. The corkscrew goes into the cork and will stop when it's fully inserted. Press the button again and it will remove the cork from the bottle, and then continue until the cork comes off of the corkscrew. So much easier than doing it manually. I've used it at parties and the charge will last between 20 to 30 bottles. It also comes with a charging stand and a cutter for the paper wrapped on the bottle neck." —CharmY2K

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

14. 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!" —Ann Riley

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

15. A PhoneSoap to clean all the yucky germs off your phone, because — news flash! — you bring your phone everywhere with you, so it's germ-y and deserves a good cleaning, OK?!

The PhoneSoap in aqua
@phonesoap / Via www.instagram.com

We recently purchased a PhoneSoap for our house, and I have to say, it's really great! It's so easy to use! You just put in your phone, your keys, credit cards, cash, etc., closet the cover, and in about 10 minutes, it's clean! It's much easier and a lot less wasteful than having to wipe down everything with wipes. Plus, during this time of life, it gives extra peace of mind that things we touch and use regularly are sanitized after running out to do errands.

Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work, and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use it looked great, and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with it. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

Get it from Amazon for $74.95+ (available in six colors).

16. 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!" —LindseyB

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

17. A car dip clip that'll allow you to easily dip your nugs and fries in your favorite sauces as you drive.

the double dipper clip holding ketchup and bbq sauce
3DPrintedByBrian / Etsy

3DPrintedByBrian is an Etsy shop based out of Fate, TX that sells a cool mix of 3D-printed goods like personalized Scooby-Doo dog tags, shower wine glass holders, skull-shaped succulent planters, and more!

Promising review: "My husband rolled his eyes at me that I bought it, but I have no regrets! Never again will I spill sauce on myself in the car. Has an even nicer, cleaner look than the picture in my opinion." —Madison Etl

Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.95+ (available in single or double dipper options).

18. Anti-slip silicone glasses sleeves to 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.

The silicone glasses sleeves on glasses
A person wearing glasses with the sleeves on them

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." —Domenico Bettinelli

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

19. Water bottle cleaning tablets for getting your beloved drinking bottle back to the condition it was in when you first fell in love with it. Not to mention the fact that you should only ever consume water from a CLEAN bottle.

Tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe. They're individually packaged, and don't require any additional brushing or scrubbing. Good for use on stainless-steel bottles, mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, dishes, and hard-to-clean plastic containers and bottles.

Promising review: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth re-order. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain in the ar$e to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher safe or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." —K.R.

Get them from Amazon for $8/12 tablets.

20. An automatic pet feeder you can time to feed your pet throughout the day. Sometimes you want to binge-watch your favorite Netflix series or take a nice long nap without the thought of hungry, sad eyes guilting you.

You can schedule up to four automated feedings a day thanks to the built-in programmable timer. You can control food portions from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups per feeding. You can also record a message for your pet, like words of encouragement! The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 cups of food. This requires three D batteries, which aren't included, but you can get some here.

Promising review: "This pet feeder has really helped with getting my dog on a feeding schedule and has eliminated him eating his food so fast that he ends up throwing half of it back up. I can't feed him throughout the day while I'm away and if I give him food in the morning and night he scarfs it down so fast that the above mentioned vomiting usually happens shortly after. This has allowed me to split what used to be two feedings into four. All I have to do is make sure it's programmed to do so and that there's food in it. The food bowl is large enough to hold the amount of all four feedings at one time if I wanted to. This is battery-operated and just works really well. The batteries are easy to install and it's also easy to program. I definitely would recommend this, it's so much better than having dog bowls sitting around." —Aimer L'infini

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

21. Nonstick oven liners for catching things like crumbs and other food particles/residue, so all you have to do is clean these liners and not the oven itself.

A non-stick oven liner at the bottom of an oven with sticky pie remnants on it
A person washing the liner under a sink
Amazon

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 are reusable, can withstand temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and are 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." —wifi-er

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

22. A vaccine card holder to keep that very important little card safe and secure on the go. You may need to keep it handy when dining out, attending shows, or traveling. Since it's slightly too big to keep in your wallet, why not ensure it stays extra safe?

person holding various colors of vaccine card holders
FamiliarPaws / Etsy

FamiliarPaws is an Etsy shop that sells personalized pet supplies and leather accessories. 

Promising review: "I ordered these for my family to keep their cards safe. These look exactly like the photos and the vaccine cards fit perfectly. I work in healthcare and have had to show my vaccine card a bunch of times over the last few months, so I keep it in this holder and in my bag. I recommend." —sgbwheeler

Get it from FamiliarPaws on Etsy for $12.99+ (available in eight colors and with or without personalization). 

23. A microwave pasta maker that'll make it super easy to get a big bowl o' carbs after a long day. No stove, no stress!

A reviewer draining the water from the pasta maker using the lid strainer
A reviewer photo of a bowl of gluten free pasta that was cooked in the pasta maker

It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man...I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures, and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti, but I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterward. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot, no colander, no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" —Smilin Sam

Check out my colleague's review of this amazing microwave pasta cooker!

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

24. An internet address and password logbook to help keep track of your important login 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.

Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — 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!!" —Carole P

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

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