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    31 Products That'll Solve Problems You Thought You Were Gonna Have To Live With Forever

    "Miracle product." —A Happy Customer

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    1. An oil-absorbing face roller made using absorbent volcanic stone that'll soak up any excess oil. Instant matte skin FTW!

    gif of a model rolling the revlon face roller across their cheeks
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have super oily skin and am always looking for something to help control it during the day. The linen squares are good but you have to keep them around (aka keep replacing them) and they end up in the landfill. This little contraption really works and I just rinse it at the end of the day and start over again the next. I keep one in my desk and bought a second for my purse. This is magic for my shiny skin, especially on camera in my hours of Zoom everyday." —Jennifer Helseth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.62.

    2. The Pink Stuff cleaning paste because no sticky saucepans, streaky stainless steel, or gunked-up glass shall prosper against you or this versatile and easy-to-use cleaner. This paste has got you covered from your caked-on stovetop to your dirty rain boots. It can even remove those colorful drawings your kids left on your white walls!

    reviewer image of a dirty sneaker next to one cleaned with the pink stuff
    reviewer image of a white dresser covered in black permanent marker scribbles
    after image of the same dresser now scribble-free

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    3. A pack of Affresh dishwasher cleaner tablets so you don't risk limescale and mineral buildup affecting your dishwasher's performance. If a dishwasher can't properly wash dishes...it's essentially just a wet cabinet.

    before image of a dishwasher covered in hard water and limescale
    the same dishwasher now clean

    Promising reviews: "I had tried lots of white vinegar for two cycles in my 20-year-old dishwasher for the cloudy and powdery dinginess it had started making and it only helped about 30%. We have very hard water. These tablets zapped the buildup and my glass is clear again and colored plastics no longer have the powder-like coating. So glad I took a chance on this!" —J. Holden

    “I started getting white streaks all over my dishes; that never happened before. I thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. Clean dishes with this weird white film on them. I'd wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on (a dishwasher is an incredibly simple piece of machinery) and found this! Bought it. Used it. My dishes are clean again!” —Carey Holzman

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $8.99.

    4. A bottle of natural nail and cuticle repair oil for softer cuticles and stronger nails when used daily.

    Promising review: "It's a miracle! I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it so I read the reviews. One of the comments said just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This bottle size lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    5. A plant-based face serum that blends vitamin C with hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel, and jojoba oil to give you skin so bright, you'll light up every room you enter. Fresh-looking skin is just a bottle away!

    Promising review: "I am prone to the rare chin breakout during that time of the month. After reading so many reviews, I gave this a shot and I'm very glad I did. My skin has cleared up considerably in the three months I've been using this product. I put it on every morning under my makeup, after my shower, and again before bed. WOW my skin looks so great! The texture is smoother, I have even less small acne than before and overall I see a marked improvement in my complexion. Love this stuff and will continue to buy it over and over each time the bottle runs out." —C. Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    6. Hair-thickening Jamaican black castor oil made with pure and unrefined natural oils if you want thicker lashes or restored edges.

    7. A pet hair remover so good you might not recognize your couch after just one use! And because it doesn't use disposable adhesive strips, you can use this thing over and over and over and over and...

    A hairy dirty pilowcase
    A now clean case

    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats so here I am with two cats that shed a lot. Their hair is covering all the furniture. I have special pet covers on my bed to protect my comforter but I hate having to sleep under it since my cats sleep on my bed. I have tried so many cat hair remover brushes, gloves, sponges that never worked. I was ready to shave the cats and call it a day. Then along comes the ChomChom brush. It not only has the lint roller but a bar that collects the hair. I love the little hairball container of the roller so I don't have to spend time cleaning off the lint brush. I can't believe this product works! I have an off-white couch and I didn't realize how much hair there was. After I used it, my couch looked lighter in color. I got my comforter cleaned off in minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way to cure your pet hair woes." —Dondi

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    8. A Zipuller if you've never worn a dress with the zip pulled all the way up because arms don't bend that way.

    A hand pulling the Zippuller's long strap attached to a zipper
    Amazon

    Just attach, step in, and zip!

    Promising review: "I live alone so one of the biggest troubles I have is zipping up dresses by myself. I tried this product and it works great! I tried it with both small zippers and large zippers. As long as it can loop through the hole, the Zipuller can grip it. Plus, the grip is pretty sturdy and does not become loose when you pull it up. Never has this task been easier! I am so happy that I purchased it and I recommend that you do too!" —Cherie Weissman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A jar of Aquaphor's healing moisturizer for anyone suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. It restores moisture and promotes healing, so you can go back to living.

    before reviewer image of a wrist with psoriasis
    after reviewer image of the same wrist completely clear of psoriasis

    Promising reviews: "This stuff is a bit pricy, but you are paying for a quality solution for dry skin. Every time I try to use something cheaper, it doesn't work and I always come back to this. Nothing works like Aquaphor" —MCMXCVI

    "My son experienced some unbelievably wretched diaper rash and none of the usual products I had been using were making the rash better and the application of the zinc-based creams were painful. Someone recommended I try this, and I have never turned back! Every time there is a reoccurrence of diaper rash, a day or so of applying Aquaphor, the rash clears up. Now and again I try other diaper creams, but when there is actual irritation, nothing comes close." —Incoherent Thread

    Get it from Amazon for $13.89.

    10. A pack of teeth-whitening pens that'll help you get shiny white teeth for far less money than you might've thought. This pen's soft-bristle brush is perfect for anyone with sensitive teeth. It even makes application as easy as saying CHEESE!

    before and after reviewer images of yellow teeth becoming whiter

    11. A faucet splash catcher to make sure your kitchen sink doesn't become its own little ocean destination. Just wrap this absorbent mat around your faucet and it'll soak up any rogue water drops.

    a navy faucet splash catcher around a kitchen faucet
    Hustle & Sew / Etsy

    Based in Oregon, Hustle & Sew is a small Etsy shop hand-sewing quality goods that you can ask to have personalized.

    Promising review: “The drip catcher I purchased for my sink has been a game-changer. It works perfectly to catch all drips and saves on cleanup time! It is well-made, attractive, and I would definitely recommend it!” —Becky 

    Get it from Hustle & Sew on Etsy for $13.50+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    12. A medical acne wash for anyone with stubborn skin. Formulated using 10% benzoyl peroxide, this wash is gentle on skin but harsh on acne!

    four images of a reviewer's face getting progressively clearer than the first image where their face is covered in red spots and acne

    13. Bottle-cleaning tablets that'll take care of the tough stains and persistent odors living in your travel mugs and water bottles. The best part is, there's no scrubbing involved. So you get super clean gear with minimal effort!

    reviewer image of the inside of dirty bottle, caked with grime
    reviewer image of the same bottle, completely clean, after bottle bright use

    Check out our Bottle Bright tablets deep dive!

    Promising review: "Does exactly what it says it does! Very easy to use (fill with water, pop one tablet in, leave for a while, return, and rinse) and cheap enough to keep me buying them when I need them! I could just use hot water and vinegar in my bottles, but that would require more scrubbing and then more rinsing to remove the vinegar smell. These tablets require no scrubbing afterwards and have no smell, so it's worth using them instead." —FierySprite

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    14. garbage disposal cleaner to foam up and scrub your disposal, leaving a fresh scent behind instead of icky drain pipe odors.

    Promising review: "It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don't really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried-and-true." —KS

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A bottle of dandruff shampoo formulated with ketoconazole so you can find relief from flaking, scaling, and itching caused by dandruff. Clean and clear scalps for all!

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    16. A skin-repairing body oil chock-full of natural oils good for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Its skin renewal formula will help get rid of acne scars, surgery scars, and so much more!

    image of lower half of reviewer's face covered in red scars from shingles
    image of the same reviewer with drastically fewer marks and scars
    image of the same reviewer with no scars on their face

    Just make sure to use sunscreen with this since it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun.

    Promising review: "Bio-Oil is the BEST skin product on the market. I use it as a twice a day — morning and before I go to bed. Small lines have disappeared. My skin is very smooth and seems to glow. A doctor recommended this to one of my friends who told me about it. I have bought several bottles as gifts. Be patient. It will take a few months for you to see notice the changes. I am 71 years old. No one paid me to write this." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

    17. A bug bite suction tool from Shark Tank if you're excited for tank tops and short shorts but not the fact that you'll be exposed to some nasty bloodsuckers. It pretty much sucks the irritant out from under your skin so you can live an itch-free life.

    a reviewer using the bug bite thing on their thigh
    a reviewer's progression shot of a bug bite before and after using the product showing the swelling has gone down

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

    18. A SockDock so you never have to wonder where that other sock went. You can even hang this in your closet so you don't have to rummage through your drawers to find a matching pair.

    A model holding pairs of socks clipped to the SockDock
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Totally obsessed with this! I’ve been using it a few weeks now and have zero complaints! I haven’t lost a single sock since! They always come out paired and completely dried (which was one of my concerns, I wasn’t sure if they were going to dry properly) I would defiantly recommend this! It’s amazing and makes life so much easier! Specially with a toddler and baby on the way!" —Sarah Elizabeth

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

    19. A single-handed tape dispenser because gift-wrapping is hard enough without pulling on a strip of tape and accidentally taping that tape to itself.

    Promising review: "My last tape dispenser that was awful. Threading the tape through the mechanism was a PITA. The gears and springs would fall out when you opened the damn thing. Eventually, the tape started to cling to the roller and would rip the paper I was trying to tape. This design is great; the tape self threads itself when you put it on the rubber bands, the tape stays on the inside of the device until you press the trigger to release it, the tape self cuts when you let go of the trigger. Everything can be done with one hand. Wonderful!" —Billster

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

    20. A pack of two deodorant-removing sponges that'll remove those annoying (and seemingly permanent) white streaks on your favorite blouses.

    reviewer before image of a black shirt with white deodorant stains
    after image of the stains gone from the black shirt

    Promising review: "I'm not really sure what else to say about this besides that it works! I change clothes frequently so this product is a godsend. Gets the deodorant stains right out!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.87.

    21. A bottle of Goo Gone foaming spray to quickly cut through grease and oil without harming your surfaces.

    before reviewer image of a wall covered in oil and grease stains
    the same wall now completely stain free

    Promising review: "Wow! A degreaser that actually works! I love the foam, which starts to work immediately on my stove top as well as cookware and other kitchen surfaces." —P. Webb

    Get it from Amazon for $13.29+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A pack of anti-slip eyeglass retainers if your glasses hurt your ears or slip 'n' slide down your face all day long.

    A model showing the back of their glasses with a silicone grip around the arm
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My glasses were constantly slipping down my nose! No matter how 'tight' my temple and hinges were adjusted (often giving me pain behind my ears) they would loosen and start to slip. In desperation, I tried these! They work! I can now stand hours working on my cadavers (I teach anatomy) and do not need to push up my nose piece. I have had my glasses nearly slip off my nose during lab time, so these are a must for me. They do not put pressure behind your ears. I am ordering more today." —carla

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

    23. A personalized charger cable name tag so you don't accidentally take your roommate's to work leaving them with a dead phone at home. Or vice versa.

    three personalized cable name tags on three different cords
    Delightful Luna / Etsy

    Delightful Luna is a North Carolina-based small business 3D-printing cute problem-solving products for you and your home!

    Promising review: “These stopped the fighting in my household over cords. Great, very useful product!” —Jen Testa 

    Get it from Delightful Luna on Etsy for $5.50 (available in 16 colors and for iPhone and Android).

    24. A pair of compression arch supports infused with copper to help you stay comfortable for much longer. These are here to keep you on your fee whether you suffer from fallen arches, bunion pain, or plantar fasciitis!

    Promising reviews: "The first day I wore these was amazing. I felt an immediate difference! Before I got my bands I would be in constant paint from plantar fasciitis and poor arches! I feel the lift and support in these bands more than my special arch supports from my podiatrist." —mlenz

    "I have been using these for about a week now, and I cannot tell you how much they have HELPED with plantar fasciitis. It is nothing short of amazing. I didn't realize that these also act as an arch support until I wore them. Nothing but praise from me. I have spent soooo much $$ on foot remedies, and was skeptical about these little elastic bands, but this has to be the best product I have purchased in years! I have already ordered another pair just to be sure I have them on hand!! AAA+++ product!" —remzy

    Get them from Amazon for $17.95.

    25. A pair of dishwashing gloves if you're tired of your pruning hands touching all kinds of mushy leftovers in the sink.

    reviewer image of their pair of silicone gloves and sponges