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    33 Products For Tackling All Your Mini Emergencies

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    1. A discreet tampon pouch that can hold tampons *and* liners. Just zip it up and toss it in your purse so you're never caught unprepared when you're out and about!

    A black, polka-dotted tampon pouch storing three tampons and a few panty liners
    Nani Styles

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this privacy pouch. It holds a good amount of items; I've included a travel size bottle of Tylenol in one of the tampon slots. Zips and snaps with no problem." —AdornEBoutique

    Get it from Nani Styles on Etsy for $17+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A bottle of Poo-Pourri toilet spray so when you go to do your business, it stays *your* business. Just spray a few times into the bowl before you go, and leave the bathroom smelling like a spa since Poo-Pourri is actually made of essential oils!

    Bottle of Poo-Pouri in original citrus scent

    Promising review: "I purchased this product as a stocking stuffer for my boyfriend, and we both love it! Simply spray before you go, and it’s as if a number two never happened. I’ve noticed that five squirts does the job. The product fully serves its intended purpose of masking even the raunchiest of smells. I plan on regular purchases of this product!" —Abbiegale

    Get it from Amazon for $9.73 (other scents available here).

    3. A lime and soap scum remover – it'll easily return your sink, tub, or tile back to its former pristine glory in no time, which is especially important if your home is prone to unexpected visits from a Type A parent.

    Promising review: "I truly can't get over how well this works! I had never used Lime-A-Way before. I always used a bleach bathroom spray, which would clean, but I still had discoloration in the tub, making it look dirty. I chalked it up to the tub being old, since the discoloration had been there since I bought the house. Well, Lime-A-Way proved me wrong. The tub was, in fact, dirty. At first I thought I was just imagining that the tub was turning whiter, but I kept spraying. It's unbelievable. After spraying, wiping with paper towels, and rinsing a few times, YEARS of buildup was gone. I've owned this house for three years, and since the day I moved in I've tried almost everything; soaking, scrubbing, scouring, bleach, abrasive cleaners. Now the tub looks brand-new!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3.74 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.55).

    4. A long-lasting setting spray made to last for up to 16 hours, so your fiercest looks last all day. This vegan formula mist prevents melting and cracking. No wicked witches over here!

    A model holds the Urban Decay All Nighter long-lasting setting spray in their hands

    Promising review: "This is the best setting spray of all time. This will seriously keep your makeup on for as long as you could possibly need and doesn’t disturb it at all! With this spray, my makeup looks freshly applied all day long right until I take it off. It is expensive but is really worth it. This is the only setting spray you will ever need." —aangelina3000i

    Get it from Sephora for $42

    5. A set of eight rainbow bag clips so you can keep your food fresh. Now when you're having a snack emergency, you won't reach your hand into a crinkled bag of stale chips.

    Five rainbow clips securing bags shut on a kitchen shelf

    Promising reviews: "These are great little clips. I own four or five sets, and we use them on everything around the kitchen." —Joanna Stringer

    "OK, what can you say about a chip clip? Well trust me, we are picky chip clip folks! These are sturdy, well-made clips. Strong spring and not overly-huge clips. They have a nice feel to them and are nice looking clips. We highly recommend these. Great value too!" —Rick U

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (also available in two other styles).

    6. A pack of hydrocolloid acne patches you just place on top of any pimples overnight so you wake up to fewer whiteheads. That zit *won't* ruin picture day!

    A customer's before and after shots side by side; on the left a patch covers a pimple and on the right the same pimple has opened into the patch

    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracle, but it has changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit, and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater on my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick." —Adg

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    7. A wall patch kit conveniently packed with everything you need to repair the wall you thought could hold up that 50-lb (gorgeous) portrait of Mr. Pugsy your pet pug.

    The Homax wall patch and repair kit

    This kit includes vinyl spackling, a galvanized steel and reinforced fiberglass mesh wall patch, a plastic putty knife, and two sanding pads.

    Promising review: "I used this for my wall after several nails caused holes in it. This stuff works fast! I had a bowl of water to smooth over the paste because it dries fast. All the holes are gone, and it doesn't even look like I had patches in them!" —Socki

    Get it from Walmart for $6.22 (originally $7.70).

    8. An anti-fog spray to help prevent your glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask. Just spray, rub, and rinse for steady sight!

    A reviewer image of a person wearing unfogged glasses with their face mask holding up the spray

    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 reapply. 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." —Tonya Crippen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    9. A portable charger so small it'll likely fit in the same pocket as the very phone on 3% battery. And don't confuse this charger's size for its power because it can take your phone from 0% to 50% in only 30 minutes.


    Promising review: "This is my first purchase from this company's line of batteries, and I am extremely thrilled. I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ plus and finding battery chargers that consistently and reliably charge has been a hassle. But this little battery has been incredible. Plus, it says 10,000 mAh, but I swear it's much more than that. I have charged my phone two and a half times from 10% to full charge and this battery STILL has 38% charge remaining! I have bought many battery chargers in my life, and this is, by far, the best one I've ever used." —WestcoastJack

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. A three-pack of Tide To Go for those of us who have a tendency to spill coffee, wine, spaghetti sauce, soy get the picture.

    A customer props a pack of three tide stain remover pens on a wooden shelf

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —NAD

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97 (or get it for $6.62 when you Subscribe & Save).

    11. A 70-piece portable first aid kit filled with everything you'll need for any knee scrapes, paper cuts, or any other small accidents that may occur.

    The Johnson & Johnson Safe Travels Portable Emergency First Aid Kit

    Promising review: "The perfect travel first aid kit! It comes with so many items. I also love the durable case everything comes in." —Stephanie0916

    Get it from Walmart for $8.22.

    12. A travel sewing kit so you can play tailor and seamstress if you tear a hem or loosen a stitch while out and about. Packed full of threads, pins, a tape measure and pair of scissors, you'll be able to mend anything in no time!


    Promising review: "I love this kit! I HATE SEWING, but I hate running errands even more, so I never take things in to be sewn. This kit is great! It has the scissors, needle threader and lots of needles. It was so easy to sew up a couple of things I'd torn the seam on. Thanks for a thoughtful product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.27+ (available in packs of 1-4).

    13. A three-pack of Listerine strips so you'll never be caught with less-than-minty breath whether you're at an interview or have just walked up a hefty amount of stairs after eating garlic knots while wearing a face mask.

    Listerine Cool Mint Pocketpaks Breath Strips

    Promising review: "I can’t believe I haven’t tried these before. They are actually pretty cool; the super thin and small sheets of mint refreshing power really work well and are so small that you can skip one in easily because you can put a pack of these in a wallet pocket and just about anywhere. Be ready for the next time you realize your breath needs a quick fix with a very small thin super cool mint." —Major T

    Get it from Amazon for $4.17.

    14. A six-pack of hand sanitizer spray made with essential oils, because you shouldn't have to give up having soft and fragrant hands in order to be germ-free.

    A happy customer holding a bottle of the Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray

    Promising review: "So, I took a chance on this stuff before a trip. I’ve tried many, many hand sanitizers. Some burn. Some smell bad. Some leave you sticky feeling. This stuff does none of that!! It sprays on nicely smells AMAZING!! Your hands feel wet, you think oh no, is this going to be sticky?? It isn’t!! And then it leaves your hands SO SOFT!!! I’m amazed. I will never NOT be without this stuff!! It’s so good!!!" —A. Magee

    Get it from Amazon for $16.28.

    15. An extreme stain remover guaranteed to help get your rugs, couches, and mattresses back to its pristine state after your pet's little accidents. Attack tough spots using one of this spray's multifunctional nozzles, then stand back and be amazed.

    Bottle of Simple Solution Extreme stain and odor remover

    Promising review: "This is the best stain remover I've used. My dog has done some questionable things on my light-colored couch, and you can't even tell because it took out the stains and the smells." —Kristyn

    Get it from Chewy for $11.49 (originally $14.99).

    16. A set of blackout curtains because not getting enough sleep can go from being a small hiccup to a full grown problem. They are also thermal insulated so you won't have to worry about the draft in your window turning your room into a freezer.

    Promising review: "These do exactly as they say — block the light completely and help to muffle sound. I live next to a busy highway, and as soon as I put these up, it sounded like the highway was far in the distance. I track my sleep every night, and since I've had these curtains I've gone from a 60%-70% quality of sleep to 90%+ every single night. Highly recommend!" —Nichole

    Get it from Amazon for $39.98+ (available in nine sizes and 16 colors).

    17. A pack of individually wrapped booty wipes that'll come in handy when the bathroom stall you're in is out of tee-pee. These biodegradable wipes can also help with any other ~sticky~ situations you might find yourself in.

    An open individually wrapped booty wipe

    Promising review: "These saved my life! I sprinted into a small bathroom when I was traveling on holiday. This bathroom had no toilet paper, and my bottom and I had been having problems all day. I should have known to check first, but this stall didn’t have toilet paper, no paper towels in this bathroom either. There was nobody around to shout out for help. I panicked, I was sweating and I was freaking out, fearing that I was going to have to start using my clothes to wipe. I frantically checked my purse looking for tissues and came across this gem. They are AMAZING!!!! It easily fits in your purse or you can walk out with these in your pocket and nobody would know. It ends up being a nice size square damp cloth to help you cleanse your bottom half, and it didn’t fall apart the way some others do. It wisely and it saved my booty in this small bathroom." —Tanya

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. An adjustable door draft stopper with velcro straps to make for easy install. No more creepy crawlies or brisk breezes coming in to ruin the warmth you've established in your home. Good vibes only!

    The bottom of a customer's door with a door draft stopper installed

    Promising review: "There’s a small gap at the bottom of our door, which drove me nuts. The gap allowed cool air to go out and hot air and bugs to come in. Yuck! This door draft stopper seems to have solved the issue and is super easy to attach to the door. Note: the adhesive is very strong, so make sure you align it correctly the first time :)" —NJ

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four sizes and three colors).

    19. A gorgeous face mask neck chain made from pearls and crystals. Now, when you are in a safe environment and need to take a brief mask break, you won't have to worry about taking it off and it blowing away in the wind.

    JZ Mask Shop

    Get it from JZ Mask Shop on Etsy for $8.99 (originally $11.99; available in three styles).

    20. An anti-nausea acupressure bracelet so an impromptu car ride, ferry trip, or bout of vertigo won't lead to any queasiness.

    The Sea-Band Anti-Nausea Acupressure Wristband on a customer's wrist

    Promising review: "I have now bought this for the third time. I wear them 24 hours a day, seven days a week because I suffer from extreme vertigo and when I wear this, I experience no vertigo whatsoever. They say not to wear them all the time, but it works!" —C51

    Get it from Amazon for $6.68.

    21. A pack of five hair clog removers that'll be useful if your bathtub has suddenly turned into a swamp. It'll grab all the hair and swamp creatures that have settled in your drain.

    Promising review: "I have been trying to clear my drain for months, frequently pouring several pots of boiling hot water down my drain because I could not stop water from collecting at the bottom of my shower. I had tried other similar products to remove hair from the drain or collect it before it drained, but nothing worked. None of the drain snake type products would fit down my drain. After using the green gobbler hair grabber, my only concern now is how much I feel like a creature knowing that I apparently shed more than my boyfriend’s dog and have been collecting goo in my drains that was probably mixed into the water sitting in the bottom of my tub while I showered." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. A container of waterproof matches you won't have to worry about getting doused by water in the case of torrential rainfall or flooding. The waterproof container has an integrated striker, so you're good to start a fire while you're out camping, too!

    A customer holds his orange UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case

    Promising review: "These are incredible matches!!!!! As soon as I got them, I filled up my kitchen sink and lit one. I put it under the water, and it went out and had bubbles coming up. But as soon as I took it out of the water, the match re-lit!!! I couldn't believe it! I blew on it as hard as I could and nothing! These things are truly 'end of the world' matches. I bought a few extra boxes of them and keep them in the vehicles. They're very thick wood, too, and long enough to get a good, long burn out of them. VERY high quality matches." —D. Hess

    Get it from Amazon for $13.40+ (available in three colors).

    23. A Klean Kanteen water bottle for when your emergency is dehydration. Made of stainless steel, this bottle will keep your cold drinks cold and be a breeze to clean!

    REI, Taylor Steele/BuzzFeed

    My purple Klean Kanteen water bottle is one of my favorite purchases ever! I suffer from dust allergies, and if you know anything about dust you know that it's everywhere. So having this handy during an allergy attack is necessary since they happen often. It's also perfect for traveling, working out, or just having on your bedside table for any late night thirsting.

    Promising review: "This is the first Klean Kanteen water bottle I bought. Perfect if you're on the go! What I like the most about the stainless steel bottles is that they don't allow algae to build up in the water (look at the water in a plastic bottle after a couple of week's use and you'll see the water looks pale green). The bacteria won't grow in a stainless-steel bottle. That, plus there won't be any plastic leeching into the water you drink." —Anonymous

    Get it from REI for $19.95 (available in five colors).

    24. A bottle of dry shampoo that will instantly refresh your hair with subtle scents of powder, lavender, and musk. No need to add water to get rid of oil and dirt because this'll do just the trick!

    A model holds the Batiste Clean & Classic dry shampoo

    Promising review: "My hair type is extremely fine and straight. It can also be dry at the ends but extremely oily at the roots the day after I wash it. I try to wash it every other day because I do color it and my ends are prone to breakage The Batiste dry shampoo is a dream come true for my hair!! I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair and my roots still look very clean! I do not look oily or greasy." —juliad89

    Get it from Target for $8.49.

    25. An innovative menstrual cup from Intimina that's made out of silicone so it is easy to use for anyone new to menstrual cups. No need to worry about where you're getting your next tampon from since this lasts for up to 12 hours.

    The Lily Cup One from INTIMINA

    Just fold, insert, and place, and you're ready to go! And when it's time, simply pull on the handy removal loop to take it out.

    Promising review: "I bought this a year ago. Since then, I've been using it every month. I didn't need any complementary products to feel safe, and it only leaked once when I put it in wrong. My cervix travels a lot, so sometimes I need to readjust the cup because it comes out, but thanks to its adjustable size, I can do this easily. Since I've been using it, my period became less stressful and I don't feel disgusting and stinky anymore. I would recommend it to anyone, and I already did so. Thank you, wonderful product." —Anonymous

    Get it from Intimina for $24.95.

    26. A travel pill organizer if you're having trouble keeping tabs on what you've taken and when. Just press on the plastic lid to spring each compartment open.

    Promising review: "This size and style of pill organizer is perfect for my needs. I'm on supplements that come in gummy form, and the compartments are large enough to handle my daily set of two regular-sized gummies, and one very large gummy, with room to spare. The lids pop open nicely when the button is pressed, and close fully when snapped shut. I like that I can see through the top so that I know if I have remembered to take my supplements or not. Quality item and already in use and helping me relax about tracking what supplements I've taken, and when." —C. Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $6.11.

    27. An aromatherapy migraine roll-on stick consisting of peppermint, spearmint, and lavender to help provide a cooling relief to your temples, neck, and forehead.


    Promising review: "I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot-pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap that around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5" —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    28. An anti-blister balm because you're not throwing out those cute shoes that rub against your ankles. Plus, you've got a marathon (and errands) to run. Life doesn't stop, and neither do you.

    A model applies the BodyGlide Foot Anti Blister Balm to the back of their ankle

    Chafing thighs more your issue? Then you need the BodyGlide anti-chafe balm!

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I wore heels that always give me blisters for eight hours, and I didn't get a single one when using this balm. It really worked! I plan on getting it again and again. I always have it in my bag at work just in case. I did find it necessary to reapply if I took my shoes off and put them on again." —Donna

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    29. A mini umbrella that you can use come rain or shine. Really! It has UV protection. Plus, it has its own compact case that makes traveling with this a no-brainer!

    A model carries the Yoobure Small Mini Umbrella open in the rain

    Promising review: "Great compact travel umbrella! Perfect for travel with its small size and sturdy case. The case works nicely to store the umbrella before and after rain when out and about. It fits easily inside of a mid-size purse or large coat pocket. Came in handy during my vacation!" —R H

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 11 colors).

    30. A pet odor exterminating candle with a calming and lovely lavender and chamomile scent that'll make your home feel like your home again. And *just* in time for your in-laws to visit!

    A jar of the Pet Odor Exterminator Lavender & Chamomile Deodorizing Candle burning in a customer's home

    Promising review: "They really do get rid of bad smells. I've even used them in the human bathroom. It smells really good and is plenty strong enough for my 1,000-square-foot house that quickly becomes overwhelmed by smells. I also use it to get rid of the smell of cat food since mine grazes throughout the day, and it's always sitting out. I light the candle about once a day for an hour and it does the trick." —Jayn

    Get it from Chewy for $7.95 (originally $9.95).

    31. An acupressure clip designed to relieve tension. Place it on the muscle between your thumb and forefinger to help rid your day of headaches, nausea, and neck pain.

    Close up o f the tension relief acupressure on a model's hand
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Great tool in between acupuncture sessions. Easy to use and helps with tension and headaches." —M

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $20.

    32. A pair of silicone overshoes that'll protect your shoes on rainy days.


    Promising review: "These fit over my shoes perfectly. Glad I bought them!" —Becky

    Get it from Walmart $11.19 (originally $16.79; available in three sizes and five colors).

    33. And a Swiss Army knife that can help solve everyday issues from a rogue broken fingernail to a loose screw on your chair.

    The Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool pocket tool

    Promising review: "I'm an industrial maintenance mechanic by trade and a serious home tinkerer, and I've put these tools to hard use for years. They are well-made, tough and very handy. This is my favorite Swiss Army knife, and I own many." —Joe Bachor

    Get it from Amazon for $22.05+ (available in 13 styles).

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