We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed and its publishing partners may collect a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.

    31 Products You Hate That You Need, But You Really, Really Do

    Just add to cart and move on with your life.

    1. A stainless steel tongue scraper to get rid of all the funky bacteria that's been causing bad breath. Stay plaque-free with this gentle tool.

    before image of reviewer's yellow tongue
    after image of reviewer's now clean and pink tongue

    Promising review: "I have gone 30 years of my life having the worst breath known to man. I would brush and brush, and within 20 minutes, I'd be back to the same. I never knew how to get rid of it. Then, I came upon this little item on Amazon. I decided to give it a try because I figured I've tried everything else. Wow, just, wow...I couldn't believe how much crap this thing was pulling off my tongue. Seriously, if you have suffered from bad breath, give this a try. You will not regret it." —Me

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in larger pack sizes).

    2. A pack of two minty, dentist-formulated oral rinses — freshen up your mouth with this non-burning mouthwash. It also doesn't contain alcohol, artificial flavors, or artificial colors.

    Promising review: "This mouthwash is the only one that actually works. Your mouth feels so clean, it's a pleasant taste, and most importantly, your breath is perfect. Once you have tried this, you are NEVER going back to 'regular brands' again." —Awake and Alive

    Get the pack of two from Amazon for $14.57+ (also available in packs of six).

    3. Hydrocolloid acne patches for times when you feel a pimple coming on. Wear one of these overnight and wake up to find that your acne gunk has been absorbed by the patch.

    Promising review: “I wasn't sure if this was going to hold up to its promise...but it did! I used this on a massive zit growing on my nose, making me look like Rudolph, and the first night it took down the swelling a bit and lessened the redness. Day two it was significantly smaller in width and circumference! If that doesn't help you decide to purchase this, nothing will." —Cassee Colson

    Get 36 patches from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. A reusable pet hair remover so you don't have to keep battling with a lint roller's (limited) adhesive strips to reclaim your couch from the mob of fur that's been calling it home.

    GIF of reviewer using the chom chom roller to remove fur from a couch
    reviewer image of a chom chom roller open to reveal all the collected pet hair inside

    Promising review: "We rescued a little couch dog from the pound. I was leary of her little furrrrrs getting all over our previously pristine couches and knew that I'd need some sort of solution. I was willing to buy the lint rollers with sheets you rip off but was hoping for a better and less wasteful option. This thing works GREAT. I was so doubtful of it being the miracle product that so many of the reviews claim it to be. But it really is! A family member came by today and I swiped this baby over my couch a few times, emptied it into the trash, and you can't even tell a dog has been sleeping there. Highly recommend investing in this!" —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $28.95.

    5. A fungal nail renewal formula if you've been living with thick, discolored, and brittle nails. Improve the look of your nails in as little as two days!

    Promising review: “I tried EVERYTHING! I tried tree tea oil for years and various different products. Nothing worked. The reviews were so great on this that I decided to try to cure it one more time. But when you have had a condition for 35 years, you aren’t too hopeful! I followed the suggestions of some of the reviewers and cut my toenails (I only had it on my big toes) everywhere that the fungus was present. Even below the quick. I started applying this gel, which is super easy to use. I swear to you that I noticed a difference after one application.” —WIAPilot 

    Get it from Amazon for $16.25.

    6. A bottle of professional-grade callus-removing gel that'll remove years' worth of calluses quick and easy. Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let it do its magic, and rinse!

    Promising reviews: "This is a Hail Mary! This is hands-down the best product ever!!!! I have been using this product on my clients and it has made my job so much easier and less time consuming." —Diamante Valentine

    "Best foot callus remover I have ever used! I read a lot of the reviews before purchasing this product. Most callus removers I have purchased in the past were not very effective. So I was encouraged by the reviews. I saw that a lot of reviewers mentioned to be very careful not to leave it on longer than three or four minutes. My feet were the softest they have ever been. Love love love." —Cheri whisker

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. garbage disposal cleaner to foam up and scrub your disposal, leaving a fresh scent behind so you don't have to keep living with 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 the pack of four from Amazon for $9.58.

    8. A pack of washing machine cleaner tablets because you shouldn't be tossing dirty clothes into a dirty machine. These tablets dissolve to remove any residue that may have built up, so you can be sure your favorite blanket comes out smelling fresh!

    Promising review: "I never knew how tough it would be to clean my high-efficiency washer. It is a never-ending battle. Life is a little easier now that I can toss in a tab and have it do most of the work for me." —Maggie Dennis

    Get the pack of six tablets from Amazon for $11.98 (also available in packs of three and five).

    9. A pack of two ready-to-use fruit fly traps for luring and killing the fruit flies trying to take over your home. And each trap lasts for up to 45 days!

    reviewer image of the apple-shaped fruit fly trap
    reviewer image of the trap open to reveal dead fruit flies inside

    Promising review: “A miracle worker! I bought at least seven different types of products trying to destroy an army of fruit flies. This is freaking awesome stuff! I seriously am beyond thankful that this product works.” —JMC 

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

    10. An anti-nausea acupressure bracelet so an impromptu summer road trip, ferry trip, or bout of vertigo won't lead to any day-ruining queasiness.

    Promising reviews: "I recently came back from a three-day cruise and I feel amazing. No nausea and no seasickness all because of these sea bands. I wish I found out about them sooner." —Eve

    "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 the pack of two from Amazon for $8.99.

    11. A Scrubbing Bubbles cleaning stamp since rings have been forming around the inside of your toilet. This will keep your toilet bowl fresh and clean with every flush. Just plop some gel inside the bowl, and let it work so you don't have to.

    A hand stamping the circle of gel in the toilet
    Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these things! I have five kiddos. These gel stamps keep my toilet cleaner and fresher smelling for longer, which is a definite plus with four boys. These have an easy, no-mess application. I finally just put them on my Subscribe & Save so I always have them ready." —Alyssa M

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $5.29.

    12. nail and cuticle repair oil that'll soften cuticles and strengthen your nails when used daily — because you can't keep ignoring how easily they chip and break. 

    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 SolarOil. 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+ (available in four sizes).

    13. A fragrance-free CeraVe body wash with salicylic acid and ceramides to help you deal with any "chicken skin" flare-ups. This will exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling moisturized!

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! I have had bumps on the back of my arms and top of my thighs for as long as I can remember. I've used this with a exfoliating sponge TWICE and they are noticeably smaller and my arms actually feel smooth!! I'm sure as I continue to use it they will be gone completely. I rarely write reviews but had to come tell you all how awesome this stuff is if you are dealing with the same problems. NO MORE CHICKEN SKIN!! YAYY." —Taymcg

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    14. A sheet of stick-on sound dampeners because you shouldn't have to hear the kitchen cabinets slam shut after every snack choice your roommates make. And they make a lot of snack choices.

    Reviewer image of the sheet of noise dampeners
    Another reviewer image with the dampener being used on a cabinet