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    29 Useful Products That Are Strangely Satisfying

    You'll want to use these products over and over (and over) again.

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    1. A spray gel that'll melt away rust stains right before your eyes. Watching it work its magic is almost as satisfying as the final result.

    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home, there was no water softener and years of iron buildup. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. The Iron Out worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour. It then dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." —M. Gilardi

    Get it from Amazon for $4.24.

    2. A pack of Mighty Patch pimple patches for absorbing giant zits overnight so you don't have to deal with them in the morning. If you're weirdly excited about seeing all the gunk on these're not alone.,

    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 $11.88.

    3. A latex polish barrier so you can paint outside the lines and then peel the excess product right off. It's honestly a very ~a-peel-ing~ product (sorry).

    Promising review: "If you do nail art or want to perfect your nail polishing skills, this is the product for you. Easy to use, dries sparkly so you know it’s dry, easy peel-off in one piece, and a clean finish. I do a lot of nail art and stamping. Some of the stamping polishes are really hard to get off the cuticle but with this, they come off cleanly. Helps when I do my toes, too, if I get a little messy, the mess comes off with the latex. You can also switch the brush so you don’t waste the bottle when the brush gets clumpy." —Diannah S.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    4. An electric pressure washer to get rid of any grime stuck on your walls, driveway, or car.

    Promising review: "This is my first pressure washer, and I'm very pleased! I wasn't sure what to expect, but I can say this is doing exactly what I wanted. Now I look for things to clean. So far I've done the exterior walls of the house, the driveway, windows, and the car. I feel so much better pulling up to a home without all that moldy crud growing two feet up the walls. I'm terrible at maintenance, and this tool makes it easy, fun, and satisfying." —Kevin and Barbara

    Get it from Amazon for $135.77.

    5. A fast-working wine stain remover that'll erase evidence of a spill so quickly, it could be a party trick.

    Promising review: "Had some red wine splash on me during a wedding. Not like a huge puddle, but left a few streaks on the pant leg of a 100% wool suit. I sprayed some of this on a paper towel and applied it (conservatively) to the stains, then used a clean, wet paper towel to remove the residue. Worked like magic." —Will B.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    6. A pet hair–removing roller for quickly restoring your couch to its original color (because right now, it's the same color as your furry friend) before the guests arrive.

    It has 3,000 five-star reviews! This roller doesn't use adhesive sheets — it has a special lint-trapping surface that can be reused over and over again!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    7. A drain snake so you can yank out the hair ball that's clogging up the pipes Yes, it's disgusting...disgustingly satisfying!!!

    Promising review: "When my wife and I moved into this new place, we noticed that there was a bit of water that just kept pooling near the drain in the shower. We tried at least two full bottles of Drano with success, but it was short-lived. A bottle of Drano costs about $6-8 for two attempts. One package of these and only ONE of the items used in this package made more short-term progress than all that Drano did. Less than $6 to save over $20 in drain cleaning products or even the prospect of hundreds from calling out a plumber? Hell yeah, I'd buy this again! Your hands will get messy but you will thank yourself for getting these. Your partner will thank you. If you have slow drains in your shower, there are only three words I can say for you to help fix that problem. Buy. This. Product." —Adam W.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    8. A honeycomb organizer because you'll get great joy from seeing each pair of socks and underwear nestled in its very own spot.

    This can be trimmed to fit your drawers.

    Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but... it's totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, easy to find... Wow. I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well-made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." —Brigette

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    9. A makeup brush cleaner that'll do for you (in minutes) one of the most annoying jobs ever — cleaning makeup brushes. Dare I say, it'll even make the!

    Just three quick steps to clean makeup brushes: 1) dip and dunk your brush in water and cleaning solution; 2) spin to rinse; 3) spin to dry. The base is rechargeable so your spinner will always be charged and ready to go.

    Promising review: "Works AMAZINGLY well! Had all my brushes clean and looking brand new in the time it normally would have taken to hand wash one brush. If you hate cleaning your brushes, then you need this product. So easy and fun! I only wish I would have bought this sooner!" —Tellie82

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. All-natural bottle cleaning tablets for restoring your stainless steel thermos 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.

    11. Bioré pore strips so you can clean out the annoying blackheads on your nose all at once. Ripping one of these off (and seeing what's on the other side) is honestly one of the greatest pleasures in life.,

    Promising review: "Want to feel disgusting about your previous self from five minutes ago and better about your health for the next couple of weeks? Wet down your schnoz and toss one of these babies on there. It will transform from malleable and comfortable to a stiff sticky pad on your face. After your five minutes of waiting is up and you are ready to see what disgusting things have been cratered in your nose, pull this baby off. Nice and slow, from one side to the other. Feel the rush of excitement as your nose has its blackheads ripped from their pores and you feel cleaner than you do after a shower. Then, flip it over and inspect it closely to see how many nasty blackheads were previously calling your nose home. Take a pic or show to a friend, preferably both. Then crumple it up and throw it away and begin the countdown until the next extraction." —r0bdawg11

    Get a 24-count combo pack from Amazon for $13.29.

    12. A jewelry cleaning stick to instantly make dull gems sparkly again. There's zero mess and you can use it on the go.

    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: "I was so excited to see the huge difference in how clean my jewelry looked. The cleaning process took less than five minutes and now it sparkles like new!" —Jackie_X

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $10.79 or one for $5.49.

    13. A reusable notebook that'll let you blast your notes directly to smart devices via an app. Once you've saved your notes, just wipe it with a damp cloth and it'll be good to go again.

    It's only compatible with Pilot FriXion pens (one is included with the notebook).

    Promising review: "I love it! I will admit that the transition from paper to digital when it comes to notes is not an easy one for me, but this is a fabulous way to sort of split the difference. You still have the action of writing (which I find really important in meetings and brainstorming sessions) but without the consumption of paper and countless notebooks. And, being able to throw things into the cloud makes them accessible no matter where you're working — handy." —Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two sizes).

    14. A beauty spatula for digging out the very last bits of that expensive foundation you splurged on so absolutely nothing gets wasted.,

    Promising review: "Fantastic product. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. Works on bottles, jars, etc. Only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved." —HMSK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12.

    15. A liquid ant bait so you can finally get rid of the tiny invaders plaguing your home.

    Promising review: "Our house gets ants really bad beginning in the spring and they continue. My sister told me about these ant baits many years ago. As long as I use the Terro Ant Baits and place fresh ones when the ants begin, I have none to very few throughout the spring, summer and fall. I ran out this spring and didn't buy anymore until last week. I tried using ant sprays around the perimeter of the house and shed at least once a month. Whenever I opened windows or went into the shed, I still had lots of ants. They were taking over the bathroom and living room, even when I didn't have windows open. I replenished my Terro Ant Bait supply last week and within one day, the ants are non-existent except in the bait trays. When the tray is very dark with all the ants feeding, leave it alone and they will take the chemical back to the nest, helping eliminate ants. I won't run out again!" —Stickerlady59

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    16. A silicone case to keep your earbuds clean and untangled for your next jam session.,

    Promising review: "If you are looking for a clean, easy-to-find in your bag earbud case that keeps earbuds neatly packed away from all the potentially nasty, unclean junk in your backpack/purse/pockets, and keeps the cords in place, then this case reigns supreme! I personally like how the cases come in bright colors to make it easier to find." —Cherlindrea

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in seven colors).

    17. Ice molds that'll make perfectly round spheres for your glass of whiskey. Not only will they look satisfying, but they'll also melt slower than regular ice cubes.


    Promising review: "I bought these molds to make ice spheres to add to whiskey drinks and other concoctions served in an old fashioned glass, and they have been outstanding. They are durable, easy to clean, and they produce a sphere that is the perfect size for a standard old fashioned glass.

    Because they take longer to melt, the ice spheres don't water my drinks down as much, which I appreciate both for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. I have always hated watery soda, so I rarely put ice in it before I got these sphere molds, but now I can enjoy ice cold soda without it getting weak. If I am drinking an old fashioned, these spheres add just the right amount of water as they melt, mellowing the drink out without making it too bland.

    Also, and this is important, my friends think they are cool. I don't know what it is about a large ball of ice, but people get oddly excited when you make them a drink with one. Some of the simple things in life are the most satisfying, and this is a simple thing that people get pumped about, which amuses me." —John H.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. A handy gadget for slicing a bunch of cherry tomatoes at once. No more painstakingly slicing them one by one!

    Promising review: "Much faster and safer than using the two-lid trick to halve grapes for young children (or yourself!). I do not like wasting space on single purpose kitchen items, but this can be used on a variety of similar items and is worth the cabinet space." —Laura Fingal-Surma

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    19. An eyeliner stamp so you can get perfectly matching wings on the very *first* try.


    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 $13.27.

    20. A reusable makeup-erasing cloth to wipe your face clean with only a little water — no other products required. Just toss it in the washer when it gets dirty and it'll be as good as new!


    Promising review: "Amazing! This baby removed all my makeup including waterproof mascara. The cloth is super soft and I didn't need to wipe hard to remove everything. Wiped twice just to make sure all the makeup was gone. Best thing is all you need is water! Washed it by hand after use, and it was as good as new." —Lucy

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $20.

    This is our mid-priced pick for the best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    21. A disposable cleaning wand that even the grossest toilet won't stand a chance against.

    This kit comes with one cleaning wand, one storage caddy, and six disposable refills (plus three bonus refills).

    Promising review: "So, we have a toilet that belongs to the cats. We don't use it, we don't look at it, we like to pretend it does not exist. Even with semi-regular flushing, cat waste is pretty nasty stuff and built up quickly in the bowl. One of these wands cleaned it up in a single session! Before-and-after pic attached (above)." —Whitney

    Get it from Amazon for $8.44.

    22. A stainless steel garlic crusher for people who have a morbid fascination with the way garlic gets pushed through tiny holes. It can't just be me.

    After you're done with it, just rinse under water, and it cleans right up! #gadgetgoals

    Promising review: "I eat a lot of garlic. Because of this, my fingers pretty much smell like garlic all the time. And it's not that I don't enjoy awkwardly clutching the tiny, milky clove delicately in two fingers while I clumsily slice its inconveniently shaped body first lengthwise, then crosswise — then inevitably get frustrated and go all Dexter on that pungent little bastard. I actually really do enjoy this, but sometimes I would rather not have garlicky fingers all day, and sometimes I don't have enough time for my sadistic little garlic ritual. But now I don't have to use a knife. Now I can use this delightful maxi pad–shaped piece of steel to mince my garlic in one fell swoop (or maybe two or three swift motions, side to side, back and forth) and let me tell you, I heartily enjoy it. I think you will, too." —Jennifer Hare

    Get it from Amazon for $14.73.

    23. A set of drawers for coffee pods so you can sort them from light to dark roast. The neat freak in me is living!

    It can hold 72 K-Cup pods.

    Promising review: "This storage unit is awesome! To me, one of the great joys of my Keurig machine is the tremendous variety of K-cups available. This unit plays into the 'variety is the spice of life' theme perfectly. Because it holds 72 pods at one time, and also because of the four drawers, it allows great flexibility in how you choose to sort your coffee. Currently, I use one drawer for dark roast, one for medium roast, one for light roast, and one for flavored and decaf pods. The drawers slide in and out easily. The unit looks nice sitting next to the Keurig machine. You know how some people like to open the refrigerator door(s) and just stare into it trying to decide what to eat. I do that with this storage drawer, opening one drawer at a time and then moving to another drawer if nothing struck my fancy with the first drawer. It is an important part of my coffee experience." —Ari's Poppy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    24. A wood polish and conditioner made of beeswax and orange oil to completely transform your old cabinets and tables. Water marks, begone!

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    25. A concentrated mold and mildew remover that'll work on grout, showerheads, or even ceilings with little to no effort on your part.

    Promising review: "My husband didn’t think our grout was originally white, but I knew better. I put this on before bed on a section of grout in the shower and woke up to THIS the next morning. Gorgeous and bright white, no scrubbing at all!! Just rinse it off. Absolutely buying another bottle. It wasn’t quite enough for my entire shower, but to be fair, we have a lot of small tiles. I think two bottles will get the whole shower floor." —thekuan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    26. A set of brush pens perfect for pursuing the (very relaxing) hobby of hand lettering.

    Promising review: "I purchased these after seeing several well-known artists utilize them, and was not disappointed! They are incredibly pigmented but easy to work with. I use them for hand lettering and calligraphy, and they flow smoothly and are perfect for people starting to hand-letter or just looking to draw with quality brush pens. I'm very impressed, and would definitely repurchase." —Maesie Saffle

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $16.65 (available in 14 color combos).

    27. A pack of blotting paper so you'll be shine-free and photo-ready in a flash. The most important part is you get to SEE how much grease it sucked out.

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness. I don't usually leave reviews, but I'm seriously in love right now. I have SEVERELY oily skin, and I've been searching high and low for blotting tissues that actually work! These are beyond magnificent. They're bigger than other tissues, so you don't need to use as many, and they suck up oil without disturbing my makeup. I'm pretty much going to buy stock in this product." —Aubree' P.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95 (available in green tea and bamboo charcoal).

    28. A liquid-free screen cleaner to lift oil, dust, finger prints, and smudges off your devices. Plus, the actual cleaning process can be quite soothing.

    You can rinse the roller section when it gets dirty and it'll be as good as new again.

    Promising review: "This little tool is a lifesaver. It truly takes up everything from dirt, dust, dog hair, to fingerprints. I love the fact that I can clean and reuse it. I haven't cleaned any of our devices with anything else since I bought it. I was cleaning my son's multiple devices daily. I bet I have saved over a case of paper towels and a bottle of cleaner just in the past three months! I also like that it fits in my purse so I can take it during travel." —Rachel Hachey

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    29. A handy kitchen gadget that'll tempt you to peel, core, and slice every apple in sight.

    Promising review: "We recently moved to a property with apple trees. I was peeling the apples by hand, and it got old fast! Then I saw this product and ordered it. It worked so well that the same day I received it, I ordered two more (one for my husband to help and another as a spare). It is the BOMB! It works on small apples, large apples, and deformed apples. I cannot say enough good things about this product. It is so efficient, and there is minimal waste (unlike when I was doing it all by hand). I cannot recall when I have been so enamored with a kitchen gadget purchase. If you have apples or love to cook with apples, this product is a must for you!" —Dena D

    Get it from Amazon for $20.78 (available in two styles).

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