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    32 Things Under $10 That'll Never Stop Being Useful

    Unlike Rose, these will never let go.

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    1. A squeezable bottle so you can drizzle the *exact* amount of olive oil, dressing, syrups, WHATEVER, instead of accidentally pouring the whole darn thing over your precious meal.

    Promising review: "I bought this for using with canola oil with my cast iron. Pouring oil out of the container has always been tough, as you either get a drop or two in your pan, or you get way too much. This little bottle give you great control over how much oil you can put into your pan. The little cap looks too fragile at first, but actually functions really well. You just flip it open with your thumb, squirt your oil, and flip it closed again. I love it." —Lewis Wise

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A bungee dog leash that'll allow your pup to pull to their heart's content without choking themselves. Now your walks won't end with a dramatic power struggle.,

    It also has a soft, padded handle to give you a comfortable grip!

    Promising review: "I’m leash training my dog now and this is a great tool. The encased bungees cord has more value than I realized when I purchased it. It prevents your ahold from getting jolted if the dog pulls suddenly, and it’s also a more gentle pull back on him than a leash that doesn’t have any give. I love the handle down by the clip for leash training; it’s way easier on my hand than wrapping the old webbing leash around it. We’ve had to wash it at least twice and it’s held up great." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).

    3. A Hanes wire-free bra for enjoying bralette level–comfort alll day, but still having the proper support you need (we're talking super soft material + gentle cup molding, lining, and padding). Reviewers with DD cups say this really gives them the best of both worlds!

    Promising review: "I have A LOT of issues finding bras that fit me, being a 38DD-G, and bras that don't cause me pain. Before buying this, I had one sports bra that I wore that was too small. I decided to take a chance and buy this bra and I'm so glad I did! It fits perfectly and doesn't cause me any pain. It has just enough padding that your nipples won't show throw if they get cold. Plus, you really can't beat the price. I plan on ordering more." —Kaitlyn Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $7.53+ (available in sizes S–3X and six colors).

    4. An in-flight stand because this'll make sure you can watch movies on your phone or iPad, even if the plane doesn't have an entertainment system (national better).


    Promising review: "This product is so simple, so inexpensive, and works so well. I'm writing this review at 34,000 feet and it has my iPhone 7 Plus perched comfortably and securely near eye-level. Watching movies has never been more convenient while traveling." —Kristin H. Henry

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    5. A palette ring so you can create a ~custom palette~ while you do your makeup (or nails!). You can mix shades together, prevent product waste, and have everything you need *on hand* so you're finished faster than usual.

    Btw, the ring is adjustable!

    Promising review: "This ring is perfect for makeup application. I use it primary for my concealer, lips products, or to mix colors to achieve my desired shade. It is adjustable so can be changed to fit whichever finger you are comfortable with." —That Girl Tara

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A twist-lock wine stopper to ensure your opened vino stays fresh while *chilling* in the fridge. It's leakproof, airtight, and even has a colored lock indicator so you know the bottle is actually sealed.


    Promising review: "This is the easiest opener I've ever used. With arthritis, removing corks was becoming very difficult. This is super easy and painless." —pb

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A pair of blackout curtains that'll help you get some SLEEP for once past 6 a.m. Whoever says the morning bird gets the worm can HAVE IT. We just want complete darkness.

    Promising review: "These are TRUE blackout curtains!!! FINALLY I found some curtains that you truly cannot see through. These are exactly what I was looking for! They really don't let ANY light through, they're fantastic for both my office, where I have to do minute color adjustments on architectural illustrations on my computer monitor, AND my bedroom, where the nearby train station's blinding lights keep me up all night unless I wear one of those sleeping blindfolds, which are really uncomfortable." —DotScott1

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and 18 colors).

    8. A glass nail file with a convenient carrying case for shaping your nails with pro-level precision sans irritating scraping, like traditional files. This'll make the whole process a heck of a lot more satisfying — and leave you with expertly-rounded manis.,

    Promising review: "WOW! I've gone through her share of nail files. Emery boards, boring cardboard boards you get at the pharmacy, you name it. THIS IS AMAZING! It files like a DREAM. It usually takes me 5-10 minutes to do a good job on my nails and this was over in moments, and my nails were smooth and wonderful. It's quick, you're actually using something wonderful other than sandpaper on your delicate nails, it ends up SMOOTH, not jagged like with an emery board, and not frustrating like a metal file where you can't tell if you're doing any damage at all. It's fantastic." —Jennifer A. Melde

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

    9. A widely-loved Wet Brush to detangle BOTH wet and dry hair, minus any painful pulling or breakage. Aka you'll still have every strand of hair you started with.

    Promising review: "I used to fight with my daughter (who is five) to brush her hair, but this brush is amazing no matter how many tangles are in your hair. It slowly and gently glides right through them one by one. Great for sensitive scalps. I love using it, and so does my daughter on both wet and dry hair. It’s our go-to." —Stephanie King

    Get it from Sally Beauty for $8.99 (available in two colors)

    To learn more, check out "If Tangled Hair Is Your Worst Nightmare, This Brush Will Be Your Hero".

    10. An egg spatula, because this'll perfect your egg game without actually making you practice. The tip of its head is firm for better scrambling, its longest edge is soft and flexible for lifting and turning omelets, and its flat face makes lifting fried eggs so much easier. Translation: your breakfast will now always be in one piece.


    Promising review: "I bought this to match the other spatulas like it. Turns out it's bigger compared to the other ones, but I'm glad, because it does the job better. And it washes well!" —amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. An adhesive LED strip to reduce your TV's glare so the screen creates sharper images and increases color contrast — aka The Office will look better than ever as you non-stop binge before it's removed from Netflix (😭).

    It also helps your vision adjust between a bright screen and dark room to reduce eye strain!

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I thought it was a gimmick — but then read several articles about the benefits of bias lighting and though I would give it a try. Setting it up takes about five minutes — very simple. The surprise comes when you turn on the TV with the bias lighting and the picture POPS! The contrast and the black level jumps and the picture looks significantly improved! " —Rgd18

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six sizes).

    12. A mini laptop cleaner with two sides: one a microfiber pad to keep screens smudge-free, and the other a retractable brush to sweep away dust and crumbs. Cleaner workspace = a higher chance you'll actually answer some emails.


    Promising review: "This is an ingenious product. I find that my keyboard is always accumulating dust and all kinds of other stuff I usually drop or spill onto it. It doesn't matter if it's work or home, they both somehow get the same amount of dirt onto it. I put it to use with my work keyboard and I noticed it cleaned between the grooves and under the keys. You can clean the keyboard, monitor, glasses and not have to need three different items." —DaveSincere

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. A metal brainteaser puzzle so you can keep your hands busy (goodbye, picking your cuticles), stimulate your mind when work. is. so. BORING, and stay entertained really wherever you go.

    Basically, it's a challenge to take the cylinder puzzle apart and put it back together! It sounds simple enough — until you read the reviews that this is h a r d.

    Promising review: "Wonderful quality construction. This was my first Hanayama metal puzzle. I have purchased a few more since. You can't find a better quality, longer-lasting puzzle in my opinion. Very happy with the purchase. It wasn't too difficult to figure out for me, but a few other people I let try it struggled quite a bit. I would say putting it back together proved more difficult than taking it apart the first time. Once you figure it out it becomes easy, but is still fun to take apart and put back together." —Ripp

    Get it from Amazon for $9.70.

    14. A multifunctional opener that'll help you get a ~grip~ and tackle just about everything that has a lid: jars, bottles, cans, nail polish, you name it. Pickle jar — our war has finally come to an end.


    Promising review: "This thing is really neat! I love kitchen gadgets and this is definitely a great add to my utensil drawer. It's multi functional so I don't have to have too much cluttering up the kitchen drawer. Plus, it is easy to use and really works well. Very happy with my purchase and if you like useful kitchen gadgets, you will too!" —Gypsy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    15. A four-way cleaning brush for making worn-out boots (why do salted sidewalks punish us so) look brand-new just in time for ~fall outfits~. Plus! It works on just about every surface, like sneakers, leather coats, and furniture, so you can erase damage 👏 all 👏 year 👏 long.

    It has four sides: one to clean heavier scuff marks and stains, one to gently clean fine suede and light scuff marks, one to clean rounded corners, and one to clean hard-to-reach crevices and grooves.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    16. A pair of high-waisted leggings, because reviewers RAVE that these are every bit as soft (if not softer!) than high-end leggings — including LuLaRoe and Lululemon! Welcome to year-long snuggles for your bum.


    AND reviewers swear they're not see-through (even when you squat)!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I never take the time to write reviews — and I purchase half of everything we buy on Amazon. However, as a former LuLaRoe-obsessed mom, I felt compelled to make time to review these leggings. If you are reading this and wondering how these compare to LLR leggings, I am here to tell you I am confident LLR is ripping loyal customers off by charging $25-30+. These leggings are just as soft. They fit the same, if not better. They do NOT PILL if you wash cold and hang dry. I truly feel like I’m wearing 'butter leggings'. The price is obviously better and more fair in my opinion." —Jen Wolfe

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two size ranges: S–L and XL–3X and 23 colors).

    17. An edge dish brush so you can say so long to washing dishes with bacteria-filled sponges. This'll drain excess water directly into the sink so mold can't build up the minute you walk away. AND it saves space!

    And it's scratch-resistant!

    Promising review: "Sometimes it's the little things that make you happy — like the fact that the dish brush can sit up out of the sink, not get gross when you accidentally throw greasy dishes on top, and it's attractive! If the edge of your sink is, it stays up." —Jazzmine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in two colors).

    18. An adjustable blind duster that'll clean your window blinds and car vents faster than you can complain — just a few swipes, and it's back to the couch. I promise.


    It comes with five washable microfiber sleeves.

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    19. An adorable wireless earbuds case for never losing your EXPENSIVE Airpods — a big, big fear of...everyone's? Basically, it'll relieve that constant ~pit~ in your stomach that they might have gone missing.

    Promising review: "I get so many compliments on this little avocado! It makes it so much easier to carry my AirPods wherever I go, as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    20. A monthly bill planner, because this'll help you manage all your scary expenses instead of avoiding the thought of them and accidentally forgetting about them entirely (a no-no). It helps break everything down (including a debt payment log, daily and weekly expense tracker, and budget worksheet) to make finances feel more maneagble. Phew.


    Plus it's dateless, so you can start whenever!

    Promising review: "I really like this planner. I've been saying I’m going to get my life together and get out of debt. So in order to do that, I need to keep track of my budget. When I saw this I said let me just see it’s less then $10 so I’m sure it’s not gonna work for me!!! Boy was I surprised. It’s super big; it has enough space for me to write. The lines are separated very well. It has my budget for the month, then a page for weekly activity. I can’t say enough good things about it. It’s thick not thin like a $1 store book it’s sturdy. Folks let me tell you. Order this and save yourself some money and enjoy this. I can’t wait to order more." —Nia

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    21. An on-the-go snack container so you can bring ~full~filling yogurt parfaits to work, instead of settling for the boring pretzels in the break room. It's spill- and leak-proof, and has two separate compartments to keep food fresh and dry!


    Promising review: "I loved this container so much that I bought a second the next day after receiving it. I love that I can put my fruit in the bottom of the container and then my granola in the top bowl, and they stay safe, protected, and do not leak. The clips are a secure fit, too." —Kelly V

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A multi-purpose spray bottle that'll not only cut down on waste when you refill this, but also make doing your hair (or chores!) more satisfying. Its mist is continuous *and* super fine, so you pump less and apply just the right amount of water or product to your tresses — aka it's exactly like going to the hairdresser.


    You can use this for your hair, gardening, or chores!

    Promising review: "Love this product; it's definitely comparable to high-end salon-quality products for a great price. I love the pressurized mist that comes out of the nozzle. As opposed to drowning my hair in water and having to leave the house with extremely wet hair, this product gives me nice, even coverage (just enough to dampen my hair)!" —Aliya

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A set of bag sealer sticks for making sure your cereal, snacks, pet food, etc. is sealed 👏 tight 👏 and will actually stay fresh. They're super easy to apply and will end up saving you money when you don't have to keep replacing less-than-crisp chips.

    And they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I will never use a regular chip clip again! I received one of this style bag sealer as a promo item from a local company, and it was the greatest design I’d ever seen. They work 100% better than a traditional clip! You can open a bag, seal it with one of these bad boys and open it again two months later and the chips taste exactly the same as day one! Your pantry will never be the same!" —Matthew

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $8.49 (available in two color combinations).

    24. A heat-resistant glove, because you do NOT need an explanation if you've ever burned yourself with your straightener or curling iron. This'll help you style your mane sans fear of hurting your fingers.


    Promising review: "It protects my hands well from curling iron and curling wand burns. I am disabled and my hands shake a bit, this helps me curl my hair without hurting myself. I am pretty young so I love anything that helps me do these kind of everyday things I would otherwise have to give up! It helps me not feel-so-different. I like it so much I may get another in the near future so I have one for each hand." —clynh

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    25. A non-drip ice cream scoop with a textured surface to release ice cream more easily *and* a handle that lets it stand up straight and collect any melting. Somehow eating ice cream just got even more rewarding.


    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother and now I want one for myself! It works great! It solves the problems of traditional scoopers and stands up and doesn't drip. It makes it so much easier when making an ice cream cone! It also has a good grip and easy scoop shape." —Mommaeagle

    Get it from Amazon for $5.79 (available in two colors).

    26. A drip-catching bib so your bb doesn't make ~quite~ as big a mess as usual when they manage to get crumbs just about everywhere imaginable. You are so cute, but so MESSY! Now food will be *collected*, not found under the sink three months later.


    Promising review: "These bibs are my absolute favorite. They're great quality, clean easily with soap and water, and save my baby from being a total mess after mealtime. The bibs pretty much catch everything because the pocket at the bottom keeps its shape, unlike some of those softer, more fabric-like versions by other companies. I had one pair for my first son, and ordered this pair to make sure I had enough for my second son. I love these bibs so much that I've given them as gifts to new moms several times." —TheBjamin

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.60 (available in two colors combinations).

    27. A padded console rest that'll protect your car's armrest from pet claws, dirt, and sticky fingers (v important for leases) and make driving a little more ~comfortable~.

    You just tie it directly onto your armrest with its bands!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my Honda CRV to provide protection from my dogs when in the car. I have a small dog that likes sitting on the console, and another large dog that rides with her paws on the console. I definitely didn't want scratches on it, and this solved the problem perfectly. I leave it on always, and enjoy the soft comfort of it when I'm able to use it." —Syoung

    Get it from Amazon for $9.79 (available in 20 styles).

    28. An egg timer for knowing *exactly* when your poached eggs are ready, instead of risking a tragic ending. When placed in the water with the eggs, it turns red to tell you breakfast is SERVED.,

    It also marks the stages of the eggs' "readiness": hard, medium, and soft, so you can take them out when they're your definition of ~just right~!

    Promising review: "I am very picky about getting my eggs a certain way for certain uses. The consistency of the yolk, from liquid to gel to dry, is important for different uses. In the past I have had to really watch the clock and temperature of the water. This little drop-in doneness indicator is absolutely tremendous and dead accurate. I am free of the clock!" —A.M. Barnard

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    29. An over-the-door rod, because this'll save you so much space if you're the proud owner of a teeny-tiny apartment with teenier-tinier closets. Or! You can use it to plan out ~tomorrow's outfit~, or even just to hang drying laundry.


    Promising review: "My closet can be a mess and I use it to store things I use year-round. What I love about this product is that I'm able to organize what I wear for the week and just have it sit there on my door. It doesn't get in the way. Definitely would purchase it for anyone who needs a something more to organize their clothes but not another wardrobe." —Apple Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in two colors).

    30. A set of silicone stretch lids to nix wasteful plastic wrap (which doesn't work as well, anyway) and keep opened jars, cans, or even half-drunk cups airtight and perfectly fresh.


    They're dishwasher- and microwave-safe, and heat-resistant up to 450°F.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! We use canned dog food to mix in for one of our older dogs, and we only use a few tablespoons each time. These are perfect to seal up the can after use to prevent the whole fridge from smelling like dog food. They're quite simply perfect. I honestly don't know what I've done without these covers before now." —J.M.C.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.97.

    31. An extra-affordable Oral-B electric toothbrush so you can clean your teeth more thoroughly than a regular toothbrush without paying the price. Plus! It's travel-friendly so you can keep your pearly whites just as polished wherever you go.


    This bb polishes stains away with ~14,000~ strokes per minute.

    Promising review: "Great toothbrush. I originally had one with a charger, but it was getting old and I wanted a replacement. I couldn't find one with a charger but instead found this one that takes a battery, instead. I like this better since I don't have to find a place to plug up my toothbrush. It uses the same changeable toothbrush head. It feels like it really cleans and polishes my teeth . After using this, I feel like a regular toothbrush is doing nothing at all." —Willow

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    See what won best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    32. A colander spoon that'll strain water ~while~ you scoop, aka you won't need to transfer your pasta to the sink (more dishes, more problems). It also works with fried foods, veggies, or really anything that needs to be removed from water!

    It's nonstick, dishwasher-safe, and heat-resistant up to 392°F.

    Promising review: "I love this thing! It is quite sturdy and has no issues holding lots of ravioli, tortellini, or any other shaped pasta. It is also great for grabbing veggies out when I blanch them in water, or chicken breasts I have poached. I was injured in an automobile accident and my hands are not in great condition. It has — almost totally — made lifting heavy pots full of liquid, unnecessary. Cooking is therapy for me; and, to find any tools which make it easier for me, is fantastic! I highly recommend this scoop to anyone needing a little help in the kitchen, or who just wants to not have to pull out strainers all of the time." —Kayce Cawthon McCarty

    Get it from Amazon for $5.79 (available in four colors).

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