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    Updated on Apr 13, 2020. Posted on Apr 10, 2020

    36 Practical Products Under $20 You'll Really And Truly Use All The Time

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    1. A plastic storage container that'll make your berries last a *lot* longer.

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    Read our full review of Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver containers.

    Promising review: "Legit keeps berries fresh and mold-free, unlike keeping them in their container. If you meal prep and make four days' worth of salad in the big container, it’s still super crisp on day four." —Erika v

    Get a two-pack from Target for $16.99.

    2. Pimple stickers to help eliminate giant zits overnight. Just stick them on before bed and they'll suck up all the gunk while you sleep.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of Cosrx pimple patches!

    Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin, and these have become a must-have product. They come in a variety of sizes to fit all types of acne, and they stay on remarkably well. Use overnight and make sure to apply before your moisturizer. They significantly decrease the size of acne (whiteheads and they are helpful for those red swollen spots that you've picked at and are irritated). Have sent these to family members and recommended to friends." —Dermstore Shopper

    Get a 24-pack from Dermstore for $6.

    3. A pack of cleaning tablets for removing the lime and mineral build-up (as well any food residue) in your dishwasher, leaving it clean and odor-free.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "Really cleaned the inside of my dishwasher. The stainless steel shines without hard water stains and even the plastic components were cleaned with hard water stains removed. Looks like new again, very impressed and will purchase again." —Douglas

    Get a six-pack from The Home Depot for $5.98.

    4. Space-saving hangers so you can double your closet space without getting rid of half your clothes.

    Target

    Promising review: "Just what I needed to help solve my bedroom closet space. I now can take all clothes for cold weather and hang and then fold down. And leave my summer clothes so they can be seen to pick from." —grego

    Get a 10-pack from Target for $14.99.

    5. Reusable cotton rounds that are better for the environment and will save you money in the long run.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I got these to use for my toner but they’re also great for removing makeup with micellar water or whatever you use! It comes with two big pads (size of a palm) and two little pads (size of a regular cotton pad). I just rinse it after every use and it’s dry the next morning! Save some $ and the Earth!!!" —gizzyfoshizzy

    Get a five-pack from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    6. A cleaning solution to make washing makeup brushes and sponges so much easier.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "This brush cleaner works really well. The other brush shampoos that I've used by other brands require a lot of product to properly clean brushes. But this one is concentrated to work with less! It's definitely worth the price, especially given how much is in the bottle." —TinaAnne

    Get it from Sephora for $15.

    7. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser for tackling anything from rusty knives to grease-marked pans to stained porcelain sinks.

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    Read our full review of the Bar Keepers Friend soft cleanser.

    Promising review: "I purchased this item after reading that it can remove permanent marker from surfaces (my son was working on a school project and got [marker] markings on my dining table), and it worked! I was so amazed! Also great for sticky surfaces." —Boymom319

    Get it from Target for $2.69.

    8. A pair of bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers so you can stop throwing out shoes that became too stinky to wear.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    These can be reused for up to two years. To rejuvenate, simply place the bags in the sun once a month for at least one hour. I have these at home and swear by them! Read our full review of Moso bamboo charcoal deodorizers.

    Promising review: "I am very happy with these! I put one of these in each of two drawers of clothes in my dresser. No matter what, my clothes always came out of those drawers smelling musty. Ever since I put these odor absorbers in my drawers, my clothes no longer have that musty smell!! They really worked for me!" —Jennifer

    Get them from Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99.

    9. An on-the-spot aromatherapy treatment that might help relieve migraines in a pinch.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "I've never believed in sensory therapy. I've never thought that just the scent of peppermint could relieve stress. I'm still not sure about stress relief, but this makes a headache go away! It's unbelievable. Just apply it onto your temple when you have a headache. My boyfriend, who was also very skeptical about this product, was surprised to see that his headache was actually gone. So try this. This product is amazing." —scpeach

    Get it from Sephora for $15.

    10. A jewelry cleaning stick to leave your diamond ring (or any other precious accessory) sparkling in no time.

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    This jewelry cleaning stick works like a brush pen: just twist the pen (a cleansing solution will be delivered to the flow-thru brush), brush the solution onto your jewelry, and voila — it'll sparkle like new!

    Promising review: "It makes your jewelry sparkle like no other! Easy to use, long soft bristles reach hard-to-reach places in jewelry. I like to use it a lot and it lasts for quite a while since you only need just the tiniest amount — highly recommend!" —Beronica

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $7.99.

    11. All-natural bottle cleaning tablets for restoring your stainless-steel thermos to a brand new state. The best part? No scrubbing required!

    REI

    Promising review: "I wanted to get these based on the before/after picture of the thermos but didn't think it would actually work as good as shown. I used it on a Hydro Flask that had been stained black from years of coffee. After letting it sit overnight, it was perfectly silver inside — just like the day I bought it! I used just-below-boiling water. Worked like magic!" —Autumn

    Get a 12-pack from REI for $8.

    12. Poo-Pourri toilet spray so there's absolutely no trace of offensive odors left in the bathroom after a number two.

    Target

    Promising review: "A little goes a long way and it really does remove odors and actually makes the bathroom smell better than before you went! This scent is my favorite so far." —bnb7812

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    13. A soft silicone face brush that'll make your favorite cleanser even more effective in getting rid of dirt, grease, and foundation.

    Tarte

    Promising review: "This is a great scrubby to use for cleaning your face! The little size is perfect for getting up under the eyes and it feels so relaxing!" —Daniella

    Get it from Tarte for $7.

    14. A copper tongue scraper to get rid of bad breath once and for all.

    Anthropologie

    Promising review: "Bought this a year ago, literally use it every day. I have been tongue scraping for years, and this is the best one I’ve ever used! Absolute best way to cure bad breath. This might be a little intense if you’ve never scraped before, but worth easing into." —HannahNP

    Get it from Anthropologie for $8.

    15. An electric milk frother that probably attended barista school because it'll help you whip up a cappuccino that looks and tastes incredibly ~profesh~.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "For the price, it is a great little frother for my morning coffee. I heat a bit of my half and half in the microwave and froth for a nice foam topping. What a treat!" —Dru P

    Get it from Sur La Table for $10 (available in two colors).

    16. A stainless-steel bar so you can neutralize the raw fish and garlic odors stuck on your hands right away instead of waiting for them to fade (which can take days 😫).

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "I didn't believe this would work, but if you are cutting garlic or onions and rub this on your hands, it does remove the odor that soap does not. Pretty amazing." —susan s

    Get it from Sur La Table for $10.

    17. A tiny, two-stage knife sharpener that'll take your dullest blades and turn them into razor sharp ones.

    Crate & Barrel

    Check out our review of the KitchenIQ knife sharpener.

    Promising review: "I own about a half dozen different kinds of sharpeners, and this one is by far the best. It is very fast and easy to use. About four passes on each side and the knives are very sharp." —Ahhclem

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $5.99 or Crate & Barrel for $5.95.

    18. An electric fabric shaver to rescue five-year-old sweaters that still spark joy but are starting to look a little worse for wear.

    Target

    This runs on two AA batteries and has three depth settings for different kinds of fabrics.

    Promising review: "This was the best purchase I’ve made in a long time. It works SO WELL. For years I have hated looking at pills on clothing and have used razors, my fingers, and different settings on the drier as well as air drying certain items, and nothing truly helped with the pilling on my clothes. This product is 100% worth the buy, I can’t believe I haven’t had one my entire life. This should be a household staple by now. If you don’t have one, buy it!!! My clothes look brand new. Works on hats and other fabrics as well. Plus, it is SO satisfying to remove the pills. The front is adjustable too, so you can bring the blades closer/further away from the fabric depending on how fuzzy or thick it is." —chickenparm

    Get it from Target for $11.99.

    19. A de-shedding glove for a mess-free way to brush away the loose hair on your furry friend.

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    Promising review: "My cat loved this! She hates getting brushed but as soon as she sees the glove come out, she run to it to get brushed." —aking22

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

    20. A microfiber cloth you can count on for an easy, one-step makeup removal routine. *Wipes face once, passes out*

    BuzzFeed

    Just toss it into the laundry when it gets dirty and it'll come out as good as new.

    Promising review: "My skin is extremely finicky with products, so I have no other choice but to keep my skincare collection to a minimum. I have tried a dozen of makeup removers in my life and they've all been really irritating to my skin/eyes. I'm so glad to have found an alternative that doesn't irritate my skin AND that takes all my makeup off!!! It's also super easy to wash, cost effective, and not wasteful. PSA: It's a cloth, so it might tug around the eyes, if you're extra careful and take your time, it won't tug (especially if you let the fibers barely touch your skin in small circular motions). I will definitely buy a couple for my friends/family in the future. It's a GAME-CHANGER." —hanakeserovic

    Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in two colors).

    21. A TubShroom that'll catch hairs and prevent a clogged drain, all without disrupting the water flow.

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    Read our full review of the TubShroom!

    Promising review: "This drain catcher rocks!!! It has caught so much hair in the last few weeks! I installed it and forgot about it. It catches hair and still allows water to drain so it isn't clogging up constantly and my kids don't just pull it out and leave the drain unprotected. Cleaning it is easy because it is so flexible. Can't see any way to improve this. Just so much better than the screen type I had that had to be cleaned after every shower because it clogged so easily. Wish I had gotten one sooner. Definitely prevents clogs. You won't regret buying it." —MtnMama

    Get it from The Home Depot for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    22. A silicone holster to catch your hair straightener, if you have a tendency to accidentally leave it on.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. I have a small sink and my flat iron kept sliding off. I used a potholder to keep it from burning the counter. This little beauty holds my flat iron while it heats up and keeps it in one place. And I can leave my iron in the holster until it cools off enough to put away. Yep. I like it. I like it a lot." —Dana

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    23. Dye-trapping sheets for mixed laundry batches so your white shirts don't come out pink because of one rogue red sock.

    Target

    Promising review: "I use two of the Shout Color-Catcher sheets in every load, white and colors. I have never had a problem with them shedding or not working and they do the job they are intended to do. This is a good product and I will continue to purchase." —Asumom

    Get a 24-pack from Target for $4.49.

    24. No-crease hair ties so you can actually alternate between hair up and hair down throughout the day.

    Asos

    Promising review: "I love these things. I wear my long, thick hair up almost everyday and used to get terrible headaches because I had to pull my rubber bands super tight just to get them to hold my hair. Not so with these." —sjkp5

    Get a three-pack from Sephora for $8 (available in seven colors) or Asos for $9.50.

    25. An all-natural spot treater that'll get rid of set-in stains and won't bleach the fabric.

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    Promising review: "This stuff has been amazing so far! Got spaghetti sauce and juice from a raspberry out of my toddler's clothes. No trace of where the stains were!" —Whatamelon

    Get it from Target for $11.99.

    26. A 2-in-1 device cleaner to finally get rid of the grime and fingerprints collecting on your tablet/phone/computer screen.

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    One side dispenses a cleaning solution, and the other side polishes the surface off so it looks nice and shiny.

    Promising review: "This screen cleaner works better than any I have used before. The solution does a bang-up job of cleaning all fingerprints and grime from your screen. And leaves the surface in the best condition I have ever seen from any other system. So glad I found this!!!" —James

    Get it from The Grommet for $14.95.

    27. Stamp-on gel tabs that'll clean the toilet bowl with every flush so the porcelain throne stays fresh with zero effort on your part.

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    Just use the dispenser to stamp a gel tab onto the inside of your toilet bowl — you don't have to touch the tabs or the bowl at all! It'll also prevent the build-up of lime scale and toilet rings and eliminate odors.

    Promising review: "So happy with this product. As a family of seven with only one main bathroom, to say it gets used a lot would be a vast understatement. This keeps the toilet clean and smelling fresh without having to be scrubbed every few days." —JW

    Get a 24-pack from Target for $10.99.

    28. An organizer for your earbuds so you don't have to untangle them every. single. time.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "Love this item. Keeps my earbuds untangled. Great little gadget!" —Vilmabkny

    Get it from The Home Depot for $10.98 or The Container Store for $7.99.

    29. An anti-chafing stick that'll soothe and moisturize sweaty and sticky areas on your body (like inner thighs or around the bra) without blocking your pores.

    REI

    This vegan product doesn't contain any petroleum, lanolin, or mineral oils.

    Promising review: "When I first bought this I was wondering if it’d actually work. Decided to try it for work and was blown away at how long it lasted, no weird residue, and best of all — no chafing!" —claudis

    Get it from REI for $5.

    30. Peel-and-stick cable clips to keep your charging cords organized and off the floor.

    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "These things work great! Easy to install (and remove) and they hold my cables nicely." —MPost

    Get a six-pack from The Home Depot for $10.95.

    31. A set of stove counter gap covers for preventing crumbs and liquids from falling into the unreachable crevice.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    It can be trimmed to shorter lengths and is heat-resistant to 500° F.

    Promising review: "I bought this a few weeks ago. Finally don't have to pull out the stove to clean all those crumbs that fall in between the counter and stove. Best purchase I've made in a long time." —Kathy

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    32. A carpet cleaner so you can destroy all evidence of a ketchup accident. It'll also work on upholstery like car seat covers.

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    Promising review: "I was blown away by the results. It really lifted the spots in seconds, no vacuum, and it is environment-safe. I tried other products before but it didn't work. I will continue to purchase this product and it is quite affordable." —Sanders1964

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $9.99.

    33. Sock-pairing clips that'll ensure single socks never get lost again in the Bermuda Triangle that is your dryer.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I love this sock laundry organizer. I bought mine about a year ago and don’t lose socks anymore. When we take off our socks, we immediately hook them in this holder. When it’s full, we put the entire holder in the washer and the dryer and rehang the clean socks. Never have to match them as they are always together. I bought these new sock holders as gifts." —Bobbe

    Get a two-pack from The Grommet for $14.95.

    34. A pair of stylish computer glasses designed to minimize eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.

    J. Crew Factory

    Get them from J. Crew Factory for $11.50.

    35. An adjustable baggy rack for holding storage bags open while you scoop food into them (which means less spillage on the counter and the floor).

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "This thing really works for packing sauces for freezing or making granola bags. Never falls over or collapses! Wish I would have thought of it!" —Janie

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $3.99.

    36. Reusable stainless steel straws that are not only environmentally-friendly, but are also cute to look at.

    Urban Outfitters

    This set includes four straws, a cleaning brush, and a carrying pouch.

    Promising review: "I USE THESE STRAWS EVERYDAY. They are so amazing and they keep my drink cold! I got the multi-colored ones and they are so cute I would recommend!" —avapinto

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $10 (available in three color combos).

    When you see how well these products work:

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