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    30 Useful Products That’ll Barely Require Your Time Or Attention While Using Them

    So you can spend more time doing more important things... like watching Netflix.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Cleaning K-Cups for the easiest, fastest way to get your Keurig in the clean sttae 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." —Heather Garcia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A plant food spike that'll 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." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $8.95.

    3. A hair finishing stick for putting fussy, fly away hairs in their rightful place — neatly styled with the rest of your hair, of course!

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    It's made of all natural ingredients and is suitable for all hair colors!

    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    4. 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
    Amazon

    This is made of allergen-free, plant-derived ingredients, and infused with Vitamin 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!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    5. 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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    Simply just apply your patch, let it sit, go about your day, or get some sleep, take it off, and voila!

    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!" —Greta H

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.50.

    6. Dishwasher cleaning tablets to do the job of cleaning your dishwasher FOR YOU. Just pop a tablet into the machine, run a cycle, and voila!

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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, per instructions, 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!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.99.

    7. And on that same note, you may also wanna get some washing machine cleaning tablets that do the same thing the tablets above do, except for your washing machine, of course!

    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." —Kelli Crawford

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    8. Glossier Balm Dotcom — a lip balm with a cult-following for making your lips feel nourished and smooth. Reviewers especially love this product for the fact that it stays on for hours, even when you're eating/drinking.

    A person holding the very berry-scented balm dot com tube
    Glossier

    This is hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, dermatologist-tested, and boasts long-lasting moisture!

    Promising review: "As a professional lip balm collector, I would like to go out on a limb and say that this is probably the best balm I have used. It stays forever, doesn't wipe off with food, or drinks, or life, and is super nourishing. It's also really good value for the money and lasts forever, (mine has been with me since July 2018, and I'm writing this review in September 2019)." —Aayushi S.

    Get it from Glossier for $12 (available in eight flavors).

    9. Water bottle cleaning tablets to get your beloved drinking bottle back to the condition it was in when you first fell in love with it at the store. I, for one, don't feel like taking a brush and soap and scrubbing away, and I'm going to make a fair assumption that you don't want to either.

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    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: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. 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 pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    10. Houseplant insect traps that will be as easy peasy as popping into the soil of your houseplants. They work like magnets to catch little buggers who dare to mess with your plant babies.

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    Promising review: "Holy cow, these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new house plant, plus re-potted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.09.

    11. A migraine stick to help stop painful migraines in their tracks. As a migraine sufferer myself, I know how difficult it is to accomplish anything when a migraine hits, and there just aren't enough hours in the day to waste them on nursing yourself back to a fully-functioning human when you get one.

    The migraine relief stick, it's about the size of a tube of chapstick
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    Read our write-up of this miracle migraine stick!

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A nail and cuticle care solution for making your nails look fresh and healthy — just apply a coat and let it wow you!

    On the left, a reviewer's nails looking short, and on the right, the same nails looking longer
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    Promising review: "Omg this is the real deal. I applied it to my nails and cuticles. It worked and now my awful cuticles are gone. Before they looked dry and no matter what I did, lotion several times a day, it didn’t work. But with one application of this oil and my nails look so fresh, clean, and not flaky at all!! Love!!" —W. Mills

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    13. Or a nail strengthening cream that'll have your manicurist asking YOU for recommendations.

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    Promising review: "So my grandmother told me about this product when I was young, about 20 years ago or so. I use it all the time! THIS STUFF WORKS! It works really well too. My nails grow really long in a few weeks and I get to decide when to cut them off. Women ask me about them all the time, 'How do you get such white nail tips?' Well, it's because of this." —Halie Brake

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    14. Charcoal shoe deodorizers, because simply sticking these into your rancid-smelling footwear is way less of a hassle than having to spray them... and then wait for them to dry... and ugh, that's just too much of a process.

    A pair of shoes with the shoe deodorizers inside them
    Amazon

    These can be reused for up to two years! Read our write-up of these miracle shoe deodorizers.

    Promising review: "These are very good quality. They look stiff, but they're very flexible and fit in any pair of shoes. Nice material. I put them in a stinky pair of shoes yesterday, then wore them today with NO ODOR! They're like little miracles in a bag." —Savvy Shopper

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    15. Bluapple – it'll help to preserve the freshness of your produce by up to THREE MONTHS. Just toss it in the crisper drawer and stop tossing your fruits and veggies in the garbage sooner than you anticipated.

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    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A brown sugar bear you just soak in water for 20 minutes and then place in brown sugar to help it soften. We don't wanna see you have to chuck your hardened brown sugar just because you haven't used it in a while.

    The brown sugar bear next to a jar of brown sugar
    Amazon

    Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar, After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    17. A jetted bathtub cleaner — just fill up your luxurious bath, add a quarter of the bottle, watch it work its magic by removing gross residue, and drain the tub to find it sparkly and clean.

    A before-during-after picture of a reviewer's jetted tub foaming up with dirt and then being clean after using the cleaner
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    Each bottle cleans about four times, and it's septic-safe! Only takes about 15 minutes to clean!

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    18. L'Oréal Paris Air Dry It spray so your hair will look styled without needing to actually style it.

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    Promising review: "This spray is amazing!!! I have thick, long, wavy-ish hair that doesn’t really like to do much of anything unless I style it. I like to let it air dry and have the ability to flat iron it later on, but if I use any products to help with frizz control it’s usually stiff and unable to be styled without re-washing it. This spray leaves it silky smooth, not frizzy at all, and I'm able to style it later on if needed. My hair looks beachy and nice enough for me to feel comfortable leaving the house. Smells great as well!" —Shauna Langlois

    Get it from Amazon for $12.24.

    19. A wrinkle release spray to get your clothing, sheets, and more looking as if they were just ironed or picked up from the cleaners without needing to go through the trouble of doing either of those things.

    On the left, a sheet with wrinkles, and on the right, the same sheet now free of wrinkles after using the spray
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    Be sure to check out our write-up of this miracle wrinkle release spray!

    Promising review: "This year I have been attending medical school interviews all over the country. I have ONE suit that I do not have the money to continuously dry clean between interviews. I bought these to keep with me when traveling so my suit remains pressed and fresh. I typically spray it and do not hot iron it (as it's time consuming and I have other things to worry about on interview day like answer prep and transportation). Really does what it says, would be great to keep clothes crisp and nice smelling, especially if you have a garment that wrinkles easily and you don't feel like ironing before each wear." —Taylor

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.94.

    20. A rapid egg cooker so you don't have to waste your precious time standing over the stove waiting for your eggs to finish cooking. I own this, and lemme tell ya, it's a pretty wonderful thing being able to watch Netflix and not keep a hawk-eye view on my omelette in the mornings.

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    "When I tell you that I think this is one of my all-time favorite purchases ever, I'm not EGGagerating.... but really, I'm not. I pretty much use this every single day. Let me start by saying that the pieces themselves were self-explanatory. I opened this when I was VERY hungry and therefore had no patience to read an instruction manual, and found it super quick to figure out what to do.

    It can boil up to six eggs at a time. It comes with a little measuring cup with a needle at one end that you simply pierce the larger top of the egg with, place the egg on one of the six slots of the tray with the pierced side facing up, fill the measuring cup to the soft, medium, or hard line depending on your preference, pour the water through center hole, cover the cooker, plug it in, and press the button. It makes a sound in the form of a pretty cute (and TBH, kinda catchy) song when it's ready, so you don't have to sit and wait around. This also comes with a poacher tray and an omelet tray that are just as easy to use! I've been on a kick with the omelet tray lately, because it's just a million times better than having to stand over the stove. Be sure to check out our write-up of this awesome egg cooker!" —Samantha Wieder (aka, ME!)

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

    21. An acupressure anti-nausea wristband that claims to ward off motion sickness and nausea, minus the drowsiness side effect found in most nausea medications.

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    These are designed to work by applying pressure to the P6 acupressure point on the wrist that claims to have been proven to relieve nausea and vomiting.

    Promising review: "I have bought this for the third time. Not only is it a great idea, I wear them 24 hours a day seven days a week. I suffer from extreme vertigo and having these on I have no vertigo whatsoever. They say not to wear them all the time, but I say if it works, do it!" —C51

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.68.

    22. 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

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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 on 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 4 months without once instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it." —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    23. Blackhead removal strips you apply to your face once a week, let sit for about 10 minutes or so, and peel off. Then you can bask in some yucky satisfaction.

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    This is suitable for all skin-types and has been dermatologist-tested, is hypo-allergenic, oil-free, vegan, and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "Want to feel disgusting about your previous self from five minutes ago and better about your health for the next couple of weeks? Wet down your schnoz and toss one of these babies on there. It will transform from malleable and comfortable to a stiff sticky pad on your face. After your five minutes of waiting is up and you are ready to see what disgusting things have been cratered in your nose, pull this baby off. Nice and slow, from one side to the other. Feel the rush of excitement as your nose has its blackheads ripped from their pores and you feel cleaner than you do after a shower. Then, flip it over and inspect it closely to see how many nasty blackheads were previously calling your nose home. Take a pic or show to a friend, preferably both. Then crumple it up and throw it away and begin the countdown until the next extraction." —r0bdawg11

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $11.89.

    24. Liquid ant baits that you can set down in infested areas of your home, and wait for them to do the gross work of catching bugs for you. Once they're full, just throw it away and replace as needed.

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    Promising review: "With the onset of really hot weather, the ants decided to try my kitchen as a refreshment counter. Having used several other products only to have the ants return, I was dreading the idea and expense of hiring professional pest control for occasional but virulent ant attacks. Then I saw this product on Amazon and decided to give it a try. If I hadn't used it myself, I wouldn't believe it. I put out the bait in the afternoon and the ants were dead and disappearing in less than 24 hours. Since the old trap had dead ants in it, it didn't look very appetizing in the kitchen so I replaced it with a new one. NO MORE ANTS!!! This product is wonderful and cost-effective. I have several more unused ant traps just waiting for the little buggers to strike again!" —Pamela K. Buck

    Get a pack of two (six baits per pack) from Amazon for $10.49.

    25. A ginger sugar overnight lip mask – it'll have you going to bed with chapped lips and waking up in the morning with them feeling softer than ever.

    A tub of the ginger sugar overnight lip mask — the mask itself is an off-white jellyish color
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    Contains ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and murumuru butter to moisturize and smooth lips.

    Promising review: “I’ve gone through so many brands trying to find the 'ONE.' I don't remember how I found this but decided to try it and love it! I put it on before bed and wake up with moisturized lips. I put it on before heading to the gym and it withstands my mouth breathing heavily and I don’t have to reapply!" —MustLoveDogs

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18.

    26. An Instant Pot that may just become your new favorite kitchen gadget — this thing is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, warmer, and sauté-r all in one, so it's here to make your hectic life feel a lot less hectic.

    The Instant Pot next to a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs
    Amazon

    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!

    Promising review: "This is probably the only kitchen appliance I've ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It's particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever." —cynthia w. rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three sizes).

    27. And while we're on the subject, this silicone egg bite mold. Just fill each mold with eggs and fillings of your choice, put it in your Instant Pot to cook, and enjoy a yummy breakfast or snack!

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    Promising review: "I love this egg bite mold! It’s dishwasher-safe and easy to clean. It works super well with my Instant Pot, but you can also use it in the oven. I didn’t even have to grease it to make the eggs. And it made the most perfect egg bites for breakfast. You can also use it to make pancake bites and so on. I would definitely recommend this product." —Megan L.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line on Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A watermelon sleep mask so you can moisturize, smooth, and rejuvenate your skin all while getting your ZZZs in — now if only we could figure out how to get our laundry and food shopping done in our sleep.

    A person taking a spoonful of the watermelon sleep mask out of the jar
    Sephora

    Check out what BuzzFeed has to say about this incredible sleeping mask (number eight).

    Get it from Sephora for $22/mini size, or $45/standard size.

    29. A jewelry cleaning machine that'll make your possessions look like they're a worth a million bucks all over again, just like they deserve. No trips to the jeweler needed.

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    This machine is good for cleaning jewelry, glasses, watches, hygiene items, stationary, silver items with dirt accumulation, and other items like coins, keychains, kitchen utensils, and more! They recommend not using it to clean glasses and sunglasses with pre-existing scratches and cracks in the coating, tarnished silver items, and jewelry containing loose stones or soft/porous stones (ex: pearls, emeralds, amber, and opal). The machine has a three minute cleaning cycle and an auto shut-off feature!

    Promising review: "I ordered this product based on the great reviews and I was not disappointed. My ring center stone is a white sapphire and gets dirty extremely quickly. I've tried different cleaners and even taking it to mall jewelers, but they could never get it as clean as the jeweler we bought it from, (that's over an hour and a half away). Because of this, my ring would get so dirty to the point of not even wanting to show it off. This little guy, with some Blitz Gem and Jewelry Cleaner, made a HUGE difference. I ran it a handful of times because of how dirty it was and can't believe how shiny it is now. Very pleased with this purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    30. A wipe warmer so you can keep your little one more comfortable (warm wipes > cold wipes), while this fancy little machine does the work of keeping them warm and ready for you. Just put your wipes in, pour in half a cup of water, and it'll get to work!

    The white and green wipe warmer
    Amazon

    This can hold up to 100 standard-sized baby wipes, which aren't included, so if you just realized you need to stock up on some more and have ZERO time to run to the store... we gotchu here. All you have to do is pour up to half a cup of water over the top of the wipes when adding new ones in — see we lay it all out for ya, no need to pick up a manual.

    Promising review: "I have one in the nursery and in the living room! This is the best warmer for your money. It keeps my baby's bottom happy. He used to, and still will scream, at cold wipes. He hates cold wipes, so this is a mini miracle for us! It keeps the wipes wet and lukewarm! We keep them plugged always. The baby is two months old and they have been plugged in since, not a single problem! I recommend this." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.44.

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