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    35 Products You'll Pat Yourself On The Back For Buying

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    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. The Pink Stuff cleaning paste so no sticky saucepans, streaky stainless steel, or gunked-up glass shall prosper against you or this versatile and easy-to-use cleaner. This can also remove those colorful drawings your kids left on your white walls!,

    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 $9.99.

    2. A pack of teeth-whitening pens to get rid of coffee stains 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

    Promising review: “I was hesitant to try a new teeth-whitening product after using harsh whitening strips that caused pain and lingering sensitivity. But, as a coffee and red wine drinker, I wanted to find a solution. This teeth-whitening pen is terrific. Easy to use, works well and does not have the downside of either the strips or the $450 option at the dentist. I also really love this product since whitening my front teeth is the objective. It is a great value as I anticipate the two pens that are included will last one year. I will definitely buy this again and am very happy to recommend it.” —Rebecca Shehee 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A pack of K-Cup cleaners if your coffee hasn't been tasting quite like coffee lately. Pop one of these nontoxic cups into your Keurig to give it the deep clean it's been needing.

    reviewer image of a cup of dirty water under a keurig machine

    Promising review: “I bought this product because the needle in my Keurig 2.0 keeps clogging, causing inconsistent brew and taste. These cleaning cups fixed both of my issues and especially liked that it was really quick and easy to use. I put the cleaning pod in and ran one cycle, then took the pod out and ran a rinse cycle to clean out any leftover grinds. FAST, EASY, and GREAT results…VERY HAPPY!!” —Corey West

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. A revitalizing hair protein treatment that'll condition and repair dry, damaged, and overprocessed hair. TBH I'm already obsessed with your hair evolution!

    A customer's before and after shots; before their hair is frizzy and dull and after they're hair is bright and soft

    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good, I have really missed my hair's soft texture. This treatment works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel-dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes, and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair, which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking. When I woke up, my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product! I have long, fine hair, but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A nontoxic carpet cleaning solution for uprooting stains as old as the Tree of Life™. Say goodbye to the spots and splotches caused by dirt tracks, pet accidents, and food spills!,

    This solution works great with Bissell, Hoover, McCulloch, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, and Carpet Express vacuum cleaners.

    Sunny & Honey is a family-run small business making cleaning products safe enough to use around pets and powerful enough to get rid of pet stains.

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." —Karen M.

    Get it from Sunny & Honey on Amazon for $19.97.

    6. Or a water-based instant carpet spot remover because all cleanups should be quick and easy. Say goodbye to those stubborn stains!,

    Promising review: “Love love love Folex!! Super easy to use. The bottle does exactly what it says. My chairs were SUPER DIRTY from my 2.5-year-old grandson eating and feeding dogs. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how clean they got after just one use. Mind blown!!” —Carobnty

    Get it from Amazon for $12.29.

    7. The Bacon Sponge — a biodegradable, 100% organic cotton sponge to absorb 10 times its weight so you won't break a sweat cleaning up after a greasy meal.

    bacon resting on the bacon sponge which has absorbed all its grease and oil

    In Denver, Colorado, small business Green City Living creates products to help you and your family live a greener more sustainable life. They also donate 2.5% of their sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the Bacon Sponge. I feel it absorbs oils better than paper towels and the cleanup is easy! I’m ordering a second for big batches of food." —Karen

    Get it from Green City Living on Amazon Handmade for $13.50.

    8. 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 gif showing how to use the roller to clean your furniture
    reviewer image of a sheet covered in fur with a strip of clean fabric in the middle

    Promising review: "HOW HAVE I LIVED WITHOUT THIS PRODUCT, OH MY GOD. I have a big Great Dane/pit bull mix with black and white fur that gets everywhere and sticks like the devil. I’ve tried fancy vacuums, lint rollers, that weird yellow sponge thing that’s supposed to be magic, crawling on my hands and knees plucking each hair one by one, nothing works. UNTIL NOW. I cannot believe my own eyes and I can’t wait to use this thing on every surface of the house and buy one for every dog owner I know. Seriously. I have a very clean home, and I can’t believe how much hair I’ve been living with in my rugs. It’s disgusting. This product is worth every dang penny." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    9. A box of Color Catcher sheets to prevent anymore of your reds and blues from turning your whites into tie-dye creations. Just toss one of these into the wash and it'll soak up all loose dyes!

    reviewer image of open color catcher sheet box next to a red color catcher sheet

    Promising review: “I’ve used Color Catchers for many years, so I can wash darks and lights together. They save time and money. (I’ve given boxes to each of my children as they headed off to college.) You can tell they work because you see the color they soak up. Recently, a new purple shirt took me by surprise and ran profusely. I had two color catchers in that load, and they both turned deep violet.” —Go Steelers 

    Get 72 sheets from Amazon for $11.49.

    10. An Essence mascara if you're looking for bold and intense lashes even *you* will think came from falsies. Salon quality at a fraction of the cost? Yes, please!

    a reviewer with mascara on their left eye

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews of products but this one is worth it!!! I loooove it! For the price, it is the best mascara I have ever used, hands down! My lashes are short and very light-colored. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t smudge and is reasonably easy to remove with makeup remover. My new fave mascara for sure!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Check out BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd's Essence Lash Princess mascara review!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    11. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish that'll not only enhance your floor and furniture's shine, but will also layer them with a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax, so there's less polishing for you to do in the future.

    before and after reviewer images of a dull wooden tray becoming bright

    Promising review: "I LOVED using this in my kitchen. It made my cabinets look like they were recently redone. I didn't do anything extra; I just wiped my cabinets with my normal cleaner and then used this and like magic my kitchen was brand new. I also used it on some shelving, banisters, and my hutch and they all looked amazing. And the hutch wasn't as annoying to dust for a while." —tiffany b

    Get it from Amazon for $5.84.

    12. A eucalyptus and lavender shower pouch for sinus and congestion relief that'll also make your bathroom feel like a rejuvenating spa. Each eucalyptus leaf was hand cut and then sprayed with eucalyptus essential oil.

    a eucalyptus and dried lavender shower pouch hanging from a bathtub's handle valve
    Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

    Over in Charlotte, North Carolina, small business Eucalyptus Blooms creates home goods out of eucalyptus and lavender. So get your bundles, sachets, and bath soaks from here!

    Promising review: "I am using mine in the shower, and the first time I had it in there, it just made the shower feel so much better. I've been dealing with a cold/cough for a week or so and this helped clear me up a bit. Also, as someone who gets migraines when scents are too strong or artificial, this one did the exact opposite. It was soothing and helped me relax before bed." —KellyFBrown

    Get three pouches from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $15.99 (also available in packs of five).

    13. A bottle of Wet & Forget shower cleaner because no one wants to scrub their bathtub clean. With this, you'll just spray it on, wait 8–12 hours, then rinse it off. Super easy!

    Promising review: “I had a horrible gray ring in the bottom of my shower that was impossible to remove. I tried the Dawn Dish Soap method (with a lot of scrubbing) and toilet bowl cleaner to try to remove the soap scum. My next step was to tear out and replace the shower pan and tile. I figured this was my last chance. I ordered the Wet and Forget Shower Spray and really coated the shower walls and floor pan and walked away. I CANNOT begin to tell you how happy I was to rinse down the walls sometime later and watch all that crud roll right down the drain!! This is the best product I have ever used in my life!! Works great and no toxic fumes!!” —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    14. Glisten Disposer Cleaner — it'll foam up and scrub your disposal, leaving a fresh scent behind instead of icky drainpipe 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 $3.98.

    15. A bottle of dandruff shampoo formulated with ketoconazole so you can finally relieve and control 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 three-way brush-cleaning tool to help you remove hair, dust, and any unwanted gunk from your favorite hairbrushes so you're not brushing your clean hair with a collection of dirt.

    Promising review:I cannot believe I have lived my whole life and never had such a unique tool to clean long thick hair out of my brushes! It is inexpensive yet well made. I will mostly buy a few more as gifts for my long-hair friends. Highly recommend this product.” —Piper

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    17. An earwax removal kit if wax buildup is keeping you from hearing the falsetto in your favorite songs. This nonirritating cleanser will get your ears in tip-top shape in no time.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first but this stuff really works! My ear was clogged and I couldn’t hear anything and wanted to save myself a trip to the doctor's office. I put 10 drops in twice a day and left them in for 20 minutes each time and on the fifth application, the flood gates opened and I can hear again! It’s amazing all the stuff I wasn’t hearing before!! I highly recommend this product." —Virginia Whitehead

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    18. An insertable wine aerator that'll transport you to the most luxe of vineyards by instantly infusing air into your wine in order to release its aromas.

    reviewer image of the aerator inside a wine bottle

    Promising review: “This is a simple product that's easy to use, and in my opinion, opens up red wine nicely. I've used this on relatively inexpensive bottles (approximately $5) and bottles a bit pricier (approximately $40). I felt that it helped open up the wines at both price points and allowed me to really take in the flavor and smell to fully enjoy the wine. Additionally, the pour spout eliminates wine drips after pouring, and I've enjoyed not having wine drip down the bottle, my hand, or onto the counter.” —Brandon Valdini 

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. A pack of eight sock keepers for keeping each of your pairs intact on laundry days. Because as chic as your mismatched socks are...maybe they're not.


    Promising review: "I've tried a few different sock holders. These are the best I've found. Sturdy material and they hold the socks together securely in the washer and dryer. The best part is that the design allows my athletic socks to be easily inserted. Not only do they keep socks from going rogue, but they really make it super easy to sort the laundry when it's out of the dryer. Grab 'em and toss them in the drawer; a real time-saver because there's no more searching in the pile for matching socks. You need these." —Just a Guy

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. A pack of minty, woven Coco Floss because your teeth and gums deserve better than floss that just kinda moves plaque from one side to the other. Coco Floss is made of fibers that work to grab everything that shouldn't be there.

    BuzzFeed writer Taylor Steele holds up a container of coco floss up to her mouth
    Taylor Steele / BuzzFeed

    I am proud to say that I am a Coco Floss convert! I use it every single day (humblebrag, my dentist is proud of me). Wanna know what I love about it? Good, cuz I was about to tell you anyway. Firstly, it smells and tastes good. Sure you can get minty floss, but they feel plasticky and don't get all the grime and guck out from between your teeth. I can feel the fibers of my Coco Floss scrubbing to make sure there's no plaque buildup. And this is a small thing, but it doesn't stick to my fingers when I'm done with it. Am I the only one who has to shake it like a Polaroid picture to get used floss off my hands? If I'm not, then Coco Floss is for you.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $25 (available in four flavors).

    21. An allergy supplement — help your itchy pup stop scratching due to skin, seasonal, or environmental allergens. They're also rich with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics said to support digestion and immunity.

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine...nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats...he eats these every time, so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97.

    22. A hanging car diffuser so you can hide the smell of fast food, gym bags, and your active pup with the natural aromas of eucalyptus, vanilla, or fresh linen!

    the car diffuser hanging from the rearview mirror of a car
    Amber & Wood Co. / Etsy

    Amber & Wood Co. is an Indiana-based small fragrance shop handcrafting high-quality aromatic goods for you and your home.

    Promising review: "I love Amber and Wood Co.! The scents are great and the car diffusers last a long time! These are the only car air fresheners I use." —Mackenna Winslow

    Get it from Amber & Wood Co. on Etsy for $8 (available in a variety of scents).

    23. A minimalist yet luxurious spa bidet from Tushy that'll allow you to adjust the water temperature for optimal tushy comfort. You won't be able to go back to just regular ol' toilet paper ever again.


    Promising review: "I can't imagine not having this now. I just feel so much fresher after using it. It looks nice and is well worth the money. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone." —Sharon L

    Get it from Tushy for $119 (originally $149; available in four colors with seven knob colors).

    24. An electric egg cooker to effortlessly prepare perfect eggs. Now you don't have to worry about cracking into a hard-boiled egg and finding a runny yolk. Get ready for instant hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, and omelets!

    reviewer image of the black dash rapid egg cooker with eggs inside
    reviewer image of a hardboiled egg sliced in half to reveal a fully cooked yolk

    It comes with a measuring cup so you pour the perfect amount of water for the style of eggs you want.

    Promising review: "This product is truly a life-changing product, and the eggs are SO GOOD. I can't believe I have lived this long without one, I feel like a fool." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.09+ (available in seven colors).

    25. A cold brew maker if you're someone who can't be bothered until *at least* your second cup of coffee. Now you'll always have caffeine ready to start your day!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This Takeya cold brew coffee jug is wonderful! I know a lot of people use mason jars, however, I wanted something easier to grab from the fridge and more lightweight (and cheaper!). I have used Takeya products before and have been impressed with their durability as well as the easiness of cleaning them. The coffee filter has an extremely fine mesh and it has not let through even the finest of coffee grounds. It is really easy to clean! I am really pleased with this purchase!" —LiliBelle

    Read our Tayeka cold brew maker review for more deets, and check out our picks for the best cold brew coffee makers if this one isn't for you.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    26. A Bed Head diffuser hair dryer with ceramic tech to help tame frizz without causing heat damage. There's even a cool air button for setting your curly hair in the style you want!


    Promising review: "I’ve used lots of diffusers over the years, but none of them have been effective as this one. It dries my hair and builds in volume and curls. I don’t wash my hair daily, so on days when my hair is dry, I dampen it lightly with my fingers and dry it again. Sometimes I’ll use a curling cream to create more dramatic curls, but they are softer without the product, and I can go longer without a wash. This is a super dryer for enhancing your curls." —J M

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97.

    27. Or a Revlon hot-air brush that'll dry, style, and add volume to your hair in one fell swoop! With this oval brush, you can say goodbye to tangles and frizz.,

    Have coilier hair? The Revlon paddle brush hair dryer might work better for you!

    Promising review: "Amazing product. I wish I found this 20 years ago!! I have naturally curly hair and enjoy a nice blowout without having that pin straight 'burnt' flat iron look. This product helped me achieve the blowout look in about five minutes (yes, five!). When it comes to hair, I’m a super novice and this is by far the easiest most effective (inexpensive) blowout. I would give this more than five stars if I could. Where has it been all my life?!?!" —Sara Kovach

    Get it from Amazon for $34.88.

    28. A pack of two flexible dryer vent cleaners because there's likely a bunch of trapped lint causing your clothes to still come out kinda damp. Use this to get all that gunk out, which will also help to prevent dryer fires!

    reviewer image of the dryer vent cleaner next to a pile of lint and dust

    Promising review: "I clean my dryer vent after every single use. I was shocked to see so much lint and dust come out! It was very simple to use and it really works! I kept one for myself and gave the other to my daughter." —Shari Schmidt

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    29. A set of clear grocery organizer bins you can use in your fridge or pantry to help you keep your kitchen organized AND to help you keep track of what you do and don't need to add to your shopping list.

    A customer's pantry filled with several pantry organizers

    Promising review: "These are so helpful if your fridge is cluttered. I bought these for my mom who is an extremely cluttered person. I love her to death, but she is not an organized person. Her fridge used to look wild. There would be food piled on top of food, and small jars and containers EVERYWHERE. I bought her these to help her organize everything. Now she can see what she has and everything has a place. Thank you for making something like this to help those that are so cluttered." —MioRioZio

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    30. An organic and all-natural snout soother if your pup's nose has gone from cute as a button to crusty as overbaked bread.

    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    31. A 7-in-1 Instant Pot for new ways to cook new things. Or maybe you just don't have time to hang around the kitchen for hours. Either way, you'll have rice, stew, and more in a fraction of the time it might usually take.


    Its seven functions are: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, and warmer. Check out our full Instant Pot review!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing to own for all the working moms out there! Its programability makes my life so much easier. I can put my steam buns in the night before and have it ready for breakfast for the kids the next morning. I can have frozen chicken cooked in 15 minutes after I come home from work! I love this pot and will be getting one for my mom for Christmas. She has to have it!" —stephanie Wu

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

    32. Downy Wrinkle Releaser fabric spray in case you have no time, space, or energy to iron. That's not a problem! Just spray, tug, and hang to dry for wrinkle-free clothes in no time flat!

    Promising review: “How do people not know about this? I can’t believe I lived so long without it. Works extremely well, and makes leaving for work in the morning drastically easier. No more steaming my tops in the a.m. I can finally pack clothes that wrinkle in a suitcase and not stress about it.” —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    33. A gentle deshedding glove so your pet's hair won't find a way onto every surface of your home. They get a nice massage and you get to prevent your couch from becoming a mound of fur. Win-win.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed,

    BuzzFeed editor AnaMaria Glavan swears by this thing. She says:

    "The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much?!?! After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean. We got Rockie when he was 5 and he’d been riddled with skin issues and allergies, so I was pretty nervous to use anything that could potentially aggravate his conditions. However! Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he…loves this. A lot. He starts snoring after exactly two run-throughs on his back. Also, his coat looks SO shiny after each use! TL;DR: this is one of those inexpensive add-ons that any pet owner should have on hand."

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I lived with five cats and a dog without this fantastic hair-removing device." —Richard Spillane

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

    34. A pack of dryer sheets that repel pet hair and lint so your favorite cotton sweater doesn't look like you got it for sale at a faux-fur shop. And because they're still dryer sheets, they'll also reduce wrinkles and static!

    reviewer holding up a mass of lint and fur

    Promising review: “We have two dogs, and they shed all the time. These are truly a game changer!! No more dog hair coming out of the dryer stuck on our clothes!” —Michelle Cifuentes

    Get 120 sheets from Amazon for $9.22.

    35. A 15-piece set of airtight food containers because the five open boxes of rotini are taking up way too much space in your pantry. Trust me, there's an easier (and more streamlined) way.

    reviewer image of 15 piece Vtopmart Airtight Food Storage Containers Set being used to store different kinds of food

    Promising review: "I ordered this set to continue on the road to an organized pantry. There are enough containers and enough variety of sizes to make me happy. I have stored pastas and noodles, dried beans, rice, sugar, instant mashed potatoes, crackers, etc. When I open a box of something, I put whatever is unused into one of the containers and feel very secure that the contents will be fresh and protected from any possible insect problem." —R M

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in three colors).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.