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    Feb 22, 2020

    37 Products That’ll Help Make Life A Little Less Annoying

    I've got 99 problems and these products will solve a lot of them.

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


    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." —A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    2. A silicone case for your earbuds so you don't have to untangle them every. Single. Time.

    Promising review: "My headphones fit perfectly AND I have the ones with the mic. Very simple to use, and it fits in my purse and pocket!" —Patutii

    Get it from Amazon for $7.54+ (available two sizes and four colors).

    3. A box of pimple patches to absorb (or cover up) massive zits that always show up right before a job interview. If you feel like your own skin is out to get you, I can relate.


    Promising review: "These little patches are outstanding. They work just as advertised. This is the first acne product that worked just as I hoped. Put the patch on an annoying blemish at night and in the morning, there will be white gunk on that tiny little patch. Brilliant!! No downside to this product. Does not cause drying or flaking." —Robin V.

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50.

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


    Promising review: "I really love these hair ties! They hold your hair efficiently without pulling or causing a headache. They also do not leave a crease in your hair, and they come out easily. So far, they have gone back to their original shape each time, even though I stretch them out when they are in my hair." —P. McKinney

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. An overflow drain cover because all you want is a full bath without having to refill every five minutes — is that too much to ask?!


    Promising review: "Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you're a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness... all because of this little bit of silicone!" —anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A headache relief essential oil blend for stressful days at the office where nothing is going right and everyone is getting on your nerves.

    Promising review: "I got a lot of compliments when I put this in my oil diffuser at work. It smells great and keeps me calm in the mayhem of my office, especially since they always give me headaches." —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.25.

    7. A clothes folder to make the task of folding laundry a lot more tolerable.


    It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters.

    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier." —S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. An eyeliner stamp so getting perfectly matching wings doesn't take, like, an hour.


    One side is a winged stamp and the other side is a regular eyeliner pen.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings... but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it." —Tara Doyle Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    9. A pack of fasteners as the ultimate solution for sheets that just won't stay put.


    Promising review: "These ended the nightly fight over the fitted sheet. :) We have a double thick mattress that was too firm so we added a Costco four-inch memory foam topper. Our sheets have deep pockets but they couldn't keep up. I didn't want to replace all the sheets so I bought these. They work great and grab hold tightly without coming off or putting a hole in the sheets." —Tanya

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    10. A pair of noise-isolating earbuds to drown out the sound of a loud deskmate or snoring partner.


    Promising review: "These block a LOT of outside noise if you pick the snuggest tips. My husband, he means the world to me, but the man snores like there's something wrong with him. It's incredible, sometimes he sounds like two people.

    These arrived, I tried them, and I couldn't hear anything but the music. I thought my family was messing with me and not actually speaking. They drown out a remarkable amount of noise, and this is without cranking the volume to 10. Adding to that, they sound really good. I have a pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones, too, and these are probably the closest to those cans I've ever had in an earbud. Plus they're cheap!" —Ri McG

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. Citrus-scented cleaning gel that'll pick up the finger grease and tiny crumbs stuck on your keyboard.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. I was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite, it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on the keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. LOL." —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. A pack of bra strap holders because nothing is more annoying than pulling up your bra straps for the 30th time.


    These can also convert bras to be worn with halter and racerback tops.

    Promising review: "Since I started using these clips, I haven't had to pull up my straps a single time! I used to have to pull them back up a dozen times a day. No more. Now I can put on my bra and then just forget that it is there. I don't notice any change in the fit of my bra. I wear a large cup size and the last thing I wanted was to add to that. However, with the straps fully extended on my bra, I find the fit to be essentially the same as before. The only difference is that the straps stay in place. If you've ever struggled to keep your straps up, you owe it to yourself to try this product." —K. Howe

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.97 (available in five color combos).

    13. Washable cotton insoles for lining flats or loafers. They won't slip off like no-show socks and will help keep your shoes sweat- and stink-free!

    Promising review: "Ladies, do you own flats and are tired of your shoes getting nasty inside? This is the solution. I have wide feet, and they fit my shoes perfectly. These are literally saving the leather soles of my shoes and keeping my tootsies fresh and dry. And these can be washed. My no-show socks constantly slid off. With these insoles, I don’t have to wear skipping socks any longer. I will be ordering a few more sets for backups and other shoes." —Melba

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $15.99 (available in women's sizes 5–12, men's sizes 8–13, and two colors).

    14. A pair of silicone sleeves to secure your glasses in place — you shouldn't have to choose between buying new frames or pushing your current ones up every five minutes.


    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and often times I forget to take them off, they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get five-pairs from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    15. Anti-chafe lace bands that'll make walking in a skirt for hours on a hot day a lot easier on your thighs. And they're so pretty!

    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnight and wear dresses regularly to the office, I've been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable 'digging in.'

    They do take some fine tuning to make sure that they don't roll, but once you find that spot, they don't move! I got the lacy ones and they are sexy and soft to the touch with the silicone on the top and bottom." —A. Spencer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six sizes and 14 colors).

    16. An ice cube tray with a lid so you don't have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it'll prevent the ice from tasting stale!


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A button extender for pants that get a little too tight around the waist after a trip to the buffet.


    Promising review: "These work great and are just enough to help with those pants that fit everywhere but give you discomfort in the waist. It is much easier to put them on the button when the pants are not on your body." —Batmanda

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    18. Self-tying shoelaces that'll never come undone unless you want them to.


    Promising review: "I have these sneakers that I rarely wear, and when I do, I get so annoyed because the laces come off all the time. But I do love the sneakers. These lock laces are so great — whoever invented them should be getting a humanitarian award for helping people." —Inday G.

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $14.99 (available in seven color combos).

    19. A bracelet holder because if you can fasten your own bracelet, there's really nothing you can't do.


    Promising review: "Wonderful helper! I don't know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use." —LuAnne B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98 (available in four colors).

    20. A bottle-emptying stand for getting every last bit of the ketchup without having to shake it a LOT.


    Promising review: "I like getting the last bit of whatever out of my bottles. These hold them upright without having to set them against something and them falling over." —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.99. Or, check out another option.

    21. A set of stove counter gap covers to prevent crumbs and liquids from falling into an unreachable crevice.

    Promising review: "I can't believe how much crud I have cleaned out between my counter and my stove. This lays in the opening between the two so nothing gets down into the space between. Just lay it down very easily, and it stays put. It looks like it is part of the stove. It is easy to clean; just wipe off when you clean the stove or counter. I have had no problem with melting as it is not on the burners, it is on the side of the stove. However, it is heat-resistant, so the heat from the stove will not bother it. I would definitely buy this again." —Joanne

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.84+ (available in two lengths and three colors).

    22. And speaking of unreachable crevices, seat gap fillers that'll save you from the agonizing process of retrieving your dropped phone.

    These Drop Stop seat gap fillers were originally featured on Shark Tank!

    Promising review: "I have bought about six of these for myself and friends/family. Cell phones, wallets, keys, change, and everything else doesn't fall through. I will not have another car without it. I was in a friend's car, and my phone dropped through the seat. He got a Drop Stop the next day." —kellen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A set of packing cubes so you can grab a sweater from your suitcase without messing up your other clothes.

    Promising review: "What a game-changer in packing. No more underwear and bras flying everywhere in your bag. I don't know how I ever packed without these. They feel sturdy and my suitcase feels more organized and sooo much more room left." —Ruthye

    Get a four-piece set from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 15 colors).

    24. A bag hanger for public restrooms with no coat hooks (ugh, why?!). This one can even double as a bangle!

    Promising review: "I got this mainly because I go to public parks a lot and department store bathrooms, and there are never any hooks on the doors to hang my purse. I have been so frustrated and been looking for something simple to carry around with me. Well, I have found it! I LOVE THIS THING!!! It works great on bathroom doors, it hangs on my purse for easy access. And I like how it can even be worn on my wrist. My niece thought it was a bracelet, lol. Best thing ever." —DejaLiyah

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in six finishes).

    25. A microwave heating pad to help make sore muscles and period cramps a bit more bearable.

    A person applying the burrito-sized orange pad on their stomach

    Promising review: "Absolutely incredible for muscle aches, period cramps, sore back, and neck especially. Retains heat well and has a soft fabric on the exterior. Mine finally died after about four years of pretty regular use, and I've briskly ordered a second!" —A.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. A bottle of Goo Gone that'll remove the sticky residue left over from price stickers and labels.

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    Read our review of Goo Gone (#1 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "Since purchasing Goo Gone, I’ve cleaned off several candle tins, a Trader Joe's growler, and a kimchi jar previously marred by sticky labels — they can now be reused as pen holders and food containers! In fact, now I'm constantly looking around my apartment to see what I can Goo Gone (yes, I'm using it as a verb) and reuse. Definitely one of my best household purchases EVER." —Yi Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $7.87.

    27. A bottle of Poo-Pourri toilet spray so no one in the household has to breathe in each other's fumes.


    Promising review: "One bathroom in an apartment just isn't enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. As this was the first time trying the product, I tried the original scent. It has an amazing lemon scent. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon." —Allison H

    Get a four-ounce bottle from Amazon for $11.64 (available in seven sizes and 20 scents).

    28. A detangling brush for when your hair is acting ~knotty~. But seriously, it'll smooth out your mane in no time.


    Promising review: "My hair is long, and it’s always knotted in the back. I’m in pain every time I have to comb the knots out, and this brush does it all without pain. I’m surprised it brushes all the knots away! Very happy now." —Berna

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    29. Shower curtain clips to close that annoying curtain/wall gap through which water and steam escape.


    Promising review: "We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower where at the end there were six or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air, however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out of this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked." —starvingcollegestudent

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    30. A pack of clear bumper stickers that'll make it pretty much impossible to make a slamming noise in your home. Stick some inside your cabinets or under the toilet seat, and you won't be woken up by your roomie at 7 in the morning again.

    Photo collage of the transparent stickers applied on different surfaces

    Promising review: "So my parents’ bathroom cabinets make a lot of noise and are all missing bumpers in the corners of the doors and on the frames. I put these on the other day and life is sweeter without having to hear the cabinet doors slamming or closing each time they’re opened. With the bumpers being clear and not of a color, it’s also aesthetically pleasing." —KW

    Get a 300-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. A page holder so you can hold your book wide open with one hand and still have the other free for a glass of wine.


    Promising review: "This little piece was sanded so well that it feels like velvet on your thumb! It's nice to be able to hold a book open without the hassle of using an extra hand. It hasn't done any damage to my pages or bothered my thumb while reading. I hesitated to buy this because it seemed like a want more than a need, but now that I have it, I see that I really needed it." —Daniela Pimentel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two sizes and finishes).

    32. A bag carrier for transporting all the groceries from the car to the front door in a single trip rather than several.


    Promising review: "It seems silly, but having to lug in multiple bags in a shopping trip can be a huge hassle, especially if you live in an apartment complex and have to walk up flights of stairs. And of course, no one wants to make two trips (or god forbid, three or four) to get all of your stuff inside. The Mighty Handle is a great solution to this problem: you can hang all of your bags of groceries (or clothes, or shoes, or anything you can think of) on these handles and then only have to hold one (or two) handles to take everything with you. You can also use the Mighty Handle to hang your bags on and then twist the handles together so your stuff doesn't all spill out in the trunk. A simple solution to an annoying problem." —Elaina

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

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


    It folds down flat so it can fit into any kitchen gadget drawer.

    Promising review: "I use this thing way more than I thought I would. It's genius and something that you didn't know you needed until you use it. When I cook, I put food waste and scraps into a plastic bag, so they don't stink in my trash. This inexpensive, simple device is awesome. It solves that annoying problem of continually having to hold open the bag when putting scraps into it. I know, I know... first world problems, but seriously, when your hands are dirtied from cutting/prepping raw meat, I don't want to have to touch anything else." —CarDude

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    34. All-natural bottle-cleaning tablets that'll restore your stainless steel thermos (you know, the one that's still not completely clean no matter how many times you wash it) to a brand new state. The best part? No scrubbing required!

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    35. A two-tier knife organizer so you don't accidentally cut yourself on a blade while rummaging through the drawers.

    It can hold up to nine knives.

    Promising review: "This knife organizer is the greatest thing ever. I have tiny kitchen drawers and cabinets, and two young children. I took all my sharp things and stuck them in a drawer, and my husband complained that the knives were haphazardly stuck in the drawer, and he always would nearly cut himself looking for a knife. So I bought this, which fits in my ridiculously small drawers very well, and I am able to neatly stack my knives and have a nice organized drawer that you won't cut yourself in if you're looking for a knife. I can't say enough good things about this organizer!" —Sloan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    36. A reusable makeup-removing cloth for when you're tired and a multi-step skincare routine just isn't going to happen.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.29.

    37. Soft furniture socks to prevent your tables and chairs from scratching up the hardwood floors and making that ear-piercing screeching sound.

    Promising review: "I have chairs with wrought-iron legs and just got ceramic tile. I hate the sound of the chairs scraping across the floor. NOW THE CHAIRS GLIDE ACROSS THE FLOOR. The feet of the chairs are ornate but these socks fit and stay on." —Dancing Phalanges

    Get a 32-pack from Amazon for $16.59.

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