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    43 Things Under $50 That Just Make Sense

    Just a bunch of effective products that'll make you think "huh, that's smart."

    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. A reusable Revlon oil-absorbing roller stick with a ball made of volcanic stone that sucks the excess shine right off your face. Just pop it out and give it a wash once in a while and you can reuse it over and over and over again!

    The rollerball stick on a pile of volcanic stone
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    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising reviews: "I bought this product from CVS and it’s nothing short of amazing! My face produces more oil than BP and this handy little gadget was able to suck it all up! I love the fact that it’s washable and that I no longer have to use three oil blotting papers to soak up all my face’s oil production." —Christa Monko

    "This... this! I don't know what sort of sorcery this is, but this thing totally works, and it's freaking me out! I tested it by standing outside for a few mins (I live in the south, very humid) and then came back inside and rolled it along my nose. Sucked that oil right up!! I cannot believe I have been wasting money on blotting paper when this was out there (and reusable)! Totally buying some for my sister and friends. If you're on the fence about it, JUST BUY IT!" —Stellar

    2. A cat self-grooming toy you can attach right to a corner or wall and make your furry friend think "I'm ~feline~ myself" — and help you have less hair to clean off your clothes...furniture...and everywhere else.

    A reviewer's cat rubbing its face on the toy
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    Just mount it on a wall or corner with the included strips!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    Promising review: "My cat is IN LOVE with this thing! She goes nuts rubbing her face and neck all over this thing. I call it her 'scratchy scratchy'... I can hear her from the next room rubbing and nibbling on it. It cracks me up. It is secure on the wall and has never fallen off. The comb part pops off if you need to clean it. I haven't had to use the included package of cat nip because she didn't need any encouraging. This is the best thing I have ever bought!" —Jennifer

    3. A chunky knit satin-lined winter beanie to keep your head toasty warm when the temperatures drop *and* help protect your hair from damage and moisture loss without disrupting your style or curl pattern.

    Beautifully Warm

    It's also super stretchy to fit your hair!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in 10 colors and packs of two) or Beautifully Warm for $24.99 (available in 11 colors, each listed separately plus a version with a faux fur pompom).

    Promising review: "Finally a winter hat that I can actually wear. I’ve had it for a good part of the winter now and I’m so happy with it. Often right after I wash my hair I just put it in a silk cap while I do things around the house as it’s drying so it's not in my face. Recently if I need to go out I put my hair in my hat because it’s silk-lined, so it does the same thing and just looks like I’ve got a winter hat on. When you put it on your already styled hair, it doesn’t mess up the curl pattern at all. I don’t have a bad thing to say about it." —Aliana K.

    Beautifully Warm is a Black-owned business that makes satin-lined hats including both winter styles like he one above, plus and cap-style hats with a scrunchie in the back designed for natural hair. They make kids' sizes too!

    4. A measuring cube with a whopping *19* amounts on it (metric AND US) so you can handle your cookie, banana bread, or cake project without having to wash (or store) so many individual measuring cups and spoons.

    The yellow cube with vanilla extract measured into one of the divots
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    And yep, you can throw it right in the dishwasher.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this. I can’t seem to keep my measuring cups and spoons in my drawers. They are always getting lost or always dirty or in the wash. This is awesome, I love the cup/spoon measurement or the ml! It’s fantastic! The ONLY flaw is you don’t have the ease of scooping ingredients as you would with a regular measuring spoon or cup, so if you can’t pour the ingredient into the cube you will have to spoon it." —TJCarr

    5. A portable pack of soap sheets, because when public bathrooms run out of soap (especially in times like ::gestures around::) that is *not* a good feeling.

    The paper thin lavender soap sheets, which come in a matchbox size box
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    Get three packs of 100 sheets each from Amazon for $11.99 (available in lemon, orange, lavender, a variety pack of the three scents, or unscented).

    Promising review: "I’m thrilled to have purchased these! Amazing soap sheets. The scents are not overwhelming. I have sensitive skin and, does not irritate my skin. Hands feel soft, clean and smells great. My 6-year-old son loves these. With pretty much everything still closed down, due to COVID-19, we have been doing a lot more outdoor activities. It’s nice to have soap handy when in middle of hiking or biking and, need to wash hands before eating lunch. I would strongly recommend these soap sheets." —Ann

    6. A soft but light infinity scarf with *two* zipper pockets so you can stash away your phone, a credit card, and a lip balm for errand runs when you don't want to schlep a whole purse with you.

    Model in the black and white striped scarf showing their phone and a notebook going into the two pockets
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    Great for traveling, too!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 15 colors and patterns).

    Promising review: "I bought this scarf to wear on chilly mornings upcoming this fall and winter when I walk my dogs. I love the idea of not having to worry about carrying my phone or worrying that it might fall out of my pocket while wrangling my two dogs on our daily walks. This scarf is not only functional, but it is also warm, soft and beautiful. And, you get two nice zippered pockets within the scarf! The zippers are hard to detect and zip up almost invisibly. The pockets are nice and roomy." —jkt

    7. An OXO dough-rolling bag so the perfect pie crust or pizza base is easier than ever. Just pop in your dough, zip, and roll until it's the right size.

    The round zipper pie bag with dough inside and measurements printed on it
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    One reviewer even uses it to smash nuts, cookies, etc. with a rolling pin for other baking projects!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    Promising review: "I hated making pie crust because of the counter mess, this fixes that problem as well as my apparent inability to figure out how big of a crust I need. Love it." —Morticia

    8. A single-handed tape dispenser, because time is dwindling to get all those prezzies wrapped. Just pull the lever to cut the tape!

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    Push the lever to dispense a 1-inch piece, or keep it pointed to create a custom length of tape.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "My last tape dispenser that was awful. Threading the tape through the mechanism was a PITA. The gears and springs would fall out when you opened the damn thing. Eventually, the tape started to cling to the roller and would rip the paper I was trying to tape. This design is great; the tape self threads itself when you put it on the rubber bands, the tape stays on the inside of the device until you press the trigger to release it, the tape self cuts when you let go of the trigger. Everything can be done with one hand. Wonderful!" —Billster

    9. A pair of lil' leaf scoopers to help make clearing your lawn less of a, well, chore.

    Hands using the trashcan lid-like scoopers with rake teeth on the bottom to scoop leaves
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    The jumping into the leaf pile part will be just as great though!

    Get them from Amazon for $19.02.

    Promising review: "I really like these mitts. They greatly facilitate cleaning up leaves and yard debris. They are very durable for yard work. I wouldn't use them to move gravel or rock. These mitts save time and more importantly a lot of back wrenching work. I use these too when out on yard jobs. If you have a lot of leaves or loose brush to gather these make the job a great deal easier." —Marty R.

    10. A hexagonal productivity timer so you can break down your work day (or that huge product) into manageable chunks — and take breaks that actually HELP you get things done. Plus it'll look really cool on your desk.

    The clock with the time increments on each of the six sizes
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    Just rotate it to start and stop (you can set it to 5, 15, 30, 45, and 60 minute increments), and along with the three volume levels, you can set it to go off with no noise and a flashing light so you don't disturb the WHOLE open floor plan.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors and a 30-minute version).

    Promising review: "No joke, this timer is COOL! I never thought I’d be saying that about a timer, but it’s the truth. I bought the timer to help me focus at work. I tend to lose track of time and lose a lot of it. With this timer, all I do is flip it over to whatever time I want countdown, and then it begins to countdown. When time is up it will beep to let me know and then even count up to show me how far past I went. It’s very stylish and cool looking, and all my coworkers asked me about it. You can set the beeping to different volume levels, which is perfect for the fact that I use it at work. I highly recommend this timer for anyone who needs needs help focusing and who loses track of time. I can imagine though it would be good for many other purposes like in the kitchen, maybe timing your kids on their on their electronics devices and so on and so on." —Julia

    11. An ~enjoy-a-bowl~, a genius two-bowl system for picky dogs and cats. Put their fave food in the lower bowl, the food they need to eat in the upper bowl, and the aroma will waft up and help them enjoy their dinner more!

    Bacon in the lower bowl, topped with a plate with holes to let the smell rise, and kibble in the top bowl
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    Get them from Enjoy-A-Bowl for $16.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    Enjoyabowl is a Black-owned business based in Las Vegas and owned by veterinarian and inventor Dr. Joe Owens who created the bowl to help picky pets and help keep pets healthier and living longer lives. You can clean the bowls in the dishwasher or wash them by hand.

    12. A liquid-free rolling screen cleaner to clean your tablet, phone, laptop, and more back to straight-from-the-box newness. You know when your screen goes dark and you're like "Oh wow, that's a lot of dust and sneeze particles!" That's over now.

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    Oh, is that just me?

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two sizes).

    Promising review: "This little device removes the oil from your screen. Often, when you are 'cleaning' your screen by wiping it with a cloth, you are simply pushing around the oil into a thin enough layer to see through without noticing it as much. This device actually lifts the oil and removes it. My screen feels like new, which is great because I am picky about my devices. Also, this is much better than cleaning the screen with some kind of wipe since repeated cleaning with most wipes will damage the screen over time. Unbeknownst to me, my wife was cleaning her screen daily and now her screen collects oils far too quickly because she wore off the protective layer. With this product, you don't need to worry about that. Clean it as often as you want/need and you can continue to enjoy that pristine screen without fear of wearing the oleophobic layer off prematurely. I would highly recommend this to others." —Alex

    13. A pocket-sized, safer-to-use cutting tool for making small jobs (cutting tape, opening boxes) quicker and easier and tough jobs (that clamshell packaging) less frustrating.

    The cutting tool slicing through packaging tape, blister packaging, plastic bags, and clamshell
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    Promising review: "I have a medical disorder that causes my fingers to lose dexterity in cold, and in my job, I have to go into a freezer and open taped up boxes every day. I was having way too much trouble getting the tape off, and didn't want to use a bulky box cutter. So I found this, put them on my keys, and it is ready to go immediately. It hasn't cut me, and I grab my keys over and over a day (I'm a delivery driver) and have yet to be injured. I love this thing! The blade is tiny, but strong. It does not retract, but it's still safe." —Rachel C.

    14. A Dash toaster with a *see through* window for monitoring the darkness of your Eggo, bagel, or toast. As someone with Very Strong Feelings about the proper toast color, this is a game-changer.

    The toaster in black with text that says "large window. never burn toast again!"
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    On Dash's browning levels chart, anything less than a 4 just isn't toast!!

    This bb also has defrost, reheat, and bagel settings, plus an extra-wide slot for bagels and ~specialty breads~. AND the crumb tray and window both slide out for easy cleanup (and no burnt smell every time you toast). Reviewers note that it ejects your toast with some *vigor* (which most people like! especially if you're annoyed when toast doesn't pop enough and you need to fish it out).

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "Makes toast that is evenly toasted and to your exact specifications. Big enough to handle bagels and large bread slices. Uses crystal heating rods and not a bunch of little wires on cardboard or other flimsy medium like most toasters. This leads to even toasting from edge to edge without untoasted lines and patches. These also allow for finer control of heating level, so your toast his consistently toasted to the level you like. The window allows for you to see it toast, functionally allowing you to see if you want it pop it out early and providing a nice toasty ambiance to your kitchen. Glass and crumb tray are easily removed for cleaning." —Grandmultipara

    15. An exfoliating bar of soap reviewers with KP (aka keratosis pilaris) swear by to get rid of those tiny red bumps, without slathering on any additional creams or products. It has microbeads (make out of biodegradeable magnesium) to slough off dead skin cells, plus aloe and shea butter for soothing softness.

    The bar of everclearnow microdermabraison soap
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    Promising review: "Excellent for KP! I use on my entire body every time I shower (NOT on my face) and my skin has NEVER felt smoother all over! One 8-oz bar lasts me an entire month! I even liked the bar so much that I recommended it to my dermatologist!! I HIGHLY recommend! I have had KP on my arms ever since I can remember and have literally tried everything- this is the best option since it doesn’t stain, provides immediate results, and I can pack it with me to take anywhere when I shower!! Also it’s great for the bottoms of your feet to get rid of dead skin. Better than a pumice stone!!" —Amazon Customer

    16. A razor protector (it fits all standard men's and women's razors) to prevent rust and corrosion and keep your blades sharper for longer, so you don't have to waste money on replacements again and again and again.

    A three-image collage: new blade (clean), blade without the Steelbee (after one month with rust on it), blade with the steelbee (1 month, no rust)
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    It helps your razor dry between uses, stretches to fit, andprotects the blade when you're traveling — making your razor last up to THREE TIMES longer.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "This was a great find! I wanted to test this for myself, so I put two razors in the shower with one having the SteelBee. I shaved every other with each razor and within weeks I could tell a big difference. The razor without the SteelBee has rust spots and is much duller. All of the razors in the house will now be using this. I even used this on my most recent business trip last week and it doubled as a great travel protector." —Rob May

    17. A microfiber towel-material pillowcase with a waterproof lining so you can go to bed with freshly-washed hair without ruining your pillowcase — and so you can sleep comfortably.

    Model sleeping on a pink and grey pillowcase
    Kitsch

    And if the promising review below isn't a *mood and a half*.

    Get it from Kitsch for $24.

    Promising review: "Great pillowcover! I love how absorbent the microfiber pillowcase is. Amazing post-shower or while crying myself to sleep." —mor

    Kitsch is a woman-founded company that makes adorable hair accessories, useful tools (they make towel scrunchies too!) and more to help make every day a good hair day.

    18. A smartphone or tablet holder you can attach to your treadmill or exercise bike (or anything with a handlebar!) so you can enjoy some Netflix while on a jog or to use the Peloton app on your decidedly nonPeloton bike.

    A reviewer's home bike with a tablet attached
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    It can rotate 360 degrees for easy viewing (and so you can easily rotate from portrait mode to landscape mode) and comes with everything you need to mount it.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    Promising review: "Got this to help me when use my stationary bike. Working out on it can be such a chore sometimes, and I usually put on a television or movie in the background, though that can cause my neck to strain sometimes if not in just the right spot. With this, I'm able to place my phone right in front of me and play the same shows at a much better angle while working out. This has helped me to be more focused on my workout, reducing my bad posture while riding and focusing my attention forward, right in front of me. Feels solid on my bike, hasn't fallen down yet. The adjustments to the grip are very tight and precise and the device doesn't move after a set." —Michelle

    19. An ingeniously designed olive oil bottle that'll infuse the flavor of whatever herb you want (looking at you, rosemary) and then measure the ideal amount for whatever recipe you're using instead of pouring the bottle it comes in alllll over.. Use it to top salads, simple pasta dishes, or just for dunking hunks of bread for a majorly upgraded dinner game.

    The bottle with rosemary inside
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    Add herbs to the base, then pour in your favorite oil. The spout measures perfect amounts of oil so you can add just the right drizzle to recipes, salads, and roasting veggies. Press the button on the side and the vacuum design will fill the top with oil. When you have the right amount, just pour!

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    Promising review: "I have no idea how I never owned one of these before! I do not remember the last time I used unflavored oil ever since this came into my life. So far I have infused it with garlic, basil, and rosemary. The garlic is by far my favorite. It provides a clean operation and the narrow pourer makes it possibly to transfer the oil to the bottles without spillage. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who appreciates olive oil!" —Betsy814

    20. A *customized* set of ManiMe nail stickers made with a thin, 10-free gel for the easiest way to get an at home manicure, whether you're looking for solid colors or sophisticated or fun nail art.

    Manime

    You just scan your nails using your phone camera (holding a business card, Metrocard, gift card, or something similar) and choose your styles — they make the width *custom for you* and will resize for free if the gels don't fit right. They'll outlast hand washing, showering, and all your regular activities until you peel them off. For longer lasting results use your own topcoat (or theirs for $8).

    Get the ~Apricute set~ (which is literally on my nails at this very moment) from Manime for $20.

    Promising review: "I'm 100% a convert to ManiMe's and I'm never going back. I tried them on a whim after seeing an ad during COVID quarantine, and I'm so glad I did. I have nails that flake and break easily - and normal polish doesn't stay on, while gels make them weaker with repeated use. With ManiMe, I get two weeks of a salon look manicure...and they protect my nails and help them grow out longer! ManiMe's look amazing and professional, are easy to apply (once you get the hang of it), and stay on about 14 days. I'm getting so many compliments and telling everyone I know about them. It's taken a few tries to get the perfect fit and learn to apply them, and I'm still working on getting the edges right, but customer service is really helpful and generous! I'd recommend adding a top coat after the first week, to seal the edge near the cuticle that may start to come up. The only thing that could possibly be better, is if they continue to make more options so I can keep ordering!" —Julia G.

    Manime co-founder and CEO Jooyeon Song, a Korean-American woman, was inspired to create an easier manicure solution while at Stanford business school with her future business partner David.

    21. A self-watering, self-aerating planter to keep your thirsty plants happy, *without* worrying about dreaded root rot. Just fill the reservoir and the (patented) hollow legs will draw water up into the soil.

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    Each planter comes with a clip-on watering attachment for easy pouring!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    Promising review: "I purchased six of these so far. And plan to purchase more. They are reliable, functional, easy to use, and my plants love them. They work well indoors and out. The little spout keeps water from getting everywhere. While they are absolutely perfect, a couple of suggestions: It'd be nice if the distance between the saucer and pot was ever so much increased so as to easily tell if more water is needed. Again, this is SO minor and will not affect my future purchases. AND I hope this company is so successful it can add more colors and styles. I plan to buy a half dozen more as my small plants grow a bit more." —Brenda Daily

    22. A handy-dandy silicone paw cleaner designed to fully (but gently) remove dirt, mud, sand, ice melt and whatever else from your furry friend's feet pronto – and without the hassle of scrubbing or wasting paper towels. Just rinse it out for next time!

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    You'll *both* be happier.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    Promising review: " UPDATE: I’ve been using this for a few weeks, and I love it. It cleans the salt off my dogs’ paws so easily. When it’s super dirty and the streets are covered in salt, I’ll refresh the water supply. I add a few drops of their doggie shampoo, and it works great. Don’t believe the negative reviews. I don’t see how they can possibly not know how to use this gadget. It is so easy to use. And the pictures of the German Shepherds and their mess, I find it impossible that this gadget could possibly create that mess. I guess if they are covered in thick mud, then they have to be hosed down, and this product is not a replacement for a bath. I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10-15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" —Sandra

    23. A ~Multi-tasker~ makeup brush with four tools in one (concealer sponge, blush brush, brow brush, and eyeshadow brush) so you can keep just *one* thing at your desk, in your purse, etc. for touchups throughout the day.

    Alleyoop

    Get it from Alleyoop for $26.

    Promising review: "So happy I ordered multi-tasker brush set. This is perfect to take on trips without having to take all those individual brushes. The quality of the brushes is very good making the application of the makeup and eyeshadows go on smoothly." —Sheila D.

    Alleyoop is a woman-owned beauty company making products designed to save you time.

    24. A Kiss Instawave automatic curling iron that rotates to create curls or waves in seconds. All you need to do is press the button and watch the magic happen.

    A reviewer with straight hair before using, and voluminous waves after
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    It has prongs along the side that smooth and detangle hair as it gets wrapped around, while the ceramic iconic barrel ensures your curls are shiny, healthy, and frizz-free. It also automatically shuts off after 90 minutes to give you peace of mind after you've left for the day. PLUS it has over 2,500 5-star Amazon reviews *and* directions to help you use it, whether you have short, medium, or long hair.

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99.

    Promising review: "Here's the deal, I'm pretty much a tomboy, I don't know how to do my makeup, I have thick hair, but never knew how to do anything but straighten it, until a friend made me try her Kiss automatic curling iron. It legitimately works and it's the easiest thing to use! I've (briefly) tried other wands and burn myself over and over. I've never burned myself with this tool and I love that it makes it easy to curl away from your face on either side, with just a push of a button. I also like that it dings when it's done, so it takes some guess work out. If you want curls, but are intimidated by all the tools out there, you won't be disappointed with this styler." —Uskadelig

    And if you already have curls or coils and are looking for a heat-free styler, check out these foam curling rods ($10.99 on Amazon) that reviewers with everything from 3A to 4C hair swear by.

    25. A pet hair-removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips to replace) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together. Adhesive lint rollers and other devices only WISH they could

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    It has over 27,000 5-star reviews!

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    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

    26. A Luminoodle — an LED lighting strip you can affix to the back of your TV for a backlighting effect that'll create sharper images, increase color contrast, and reduce eye strain.

    A reviewer's before/after of their TV with backlighting: before with a less clear picture and brights that strain the eyes and after with clearer picture and backlighting on the wall
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    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven sizes).

    Promising review: "You will be surprised how well this works. I though 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! It supposedly relieves eye strain but I have never really had a problem with that so I can't comment on that." —Rgd18

    27. A pack of waterproof blister bandages that are thick enough to protect and prevent blisters (like moleskin), but also made of hydrocolloid to treat any existing blisters while you wear 'em.

    The packet of bandages with the three sizes: long and narrow, round with side strips, and oval
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    On a family trip to Rome last year, my dad brought new shoes (???? terrible idea!!) and got really bad blisters. Luckily his Virgo daughter had these bbs along and enabled him to walk in much more comfort until they healed.

    Get a pack of 12 (three different sizes) from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "Great bandages! These are easy to use and so soft. They stayed on during a shower which impressed me as well. They are the perfect size and so comfortable. I also appreciated the fact that they didn't come off in my shoe which is always a problem for me! Love the little case for them which I can easily throw in my purse. Great blister bandages!" —CTSmith

    28. A supernova-print sports bra and leggings set with *reflective* stars so you can be easily spotted by cars. Talk about design that ~reaches for the stars~!

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    Get it from Amazon for $29+ (available in sizes XS–3X and three non-reflective colors) and the leggings for $42.78 (available in sizes XS–3X).

    Promising review: "It is often difficult to find a bra that can comfortably support the weight of a larger cup size without creating lines under shirts and cutting into your shoulder after hours of wearing a bar. But, to be able to do that and be cute/stylish under workout clothes makes this bra standout. My only complaint is that it doesn’t come in more colors for all sizes." —Kindle Customer

    29. A two-pack of mint-flavored teeth whitening pens you can just brush on and remove those deep-set coffee, tea, and wine stains — without all the hassle of those trays or strips.

    A reviewer's teeth in two photos: top, yellower, bottom whiter
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    Just twist the bottom, and paint onto your teeth. Each pen has 20 uses, and you can see how much you've used through the handy transparent tube!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth... and this stuff has it all and I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Lil Mama Mindy

    30. A heated seat cushion so you can warm your butt all winter without upgrading to a fancy-schmancy car — it plugs right into your car charger!

    The black velvety cushion strapped to a car's driver seat
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    It also auto shuts off after 45 minutes so you don't overheat or drain your car battery.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    Promising review: "When I first saw this heated seat cushion, it was love at first sight. Its surface is soft and smooth. It can heat up quickly and maintain that heat. It has a low and high heat setting. There are beads underneath the cushion and on the belt to prevent sliding, which is nice. The wire is decently long. I can finally be warm when driving during the winter. I love it!" —Aaron Ding

    31. A three-pack of 14-karat gold-filled magnetic clasp converters to more easily (but still securely) put on and take off your go-to necklaces and bracelets — without having to ask for help.

    The three clasps
    Amazon

    These are especially great for anyone with arthritis or limited mobility in their fingers!

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in two-packs and singly).

    Promising review: "Love these! Can't believe I've lived without these for so long. I used to not bother switching necklaces because it was such a pain taking them on and off, but this makes life so much easier & now I don't hesitate changing up my necklaces every day. They are so strong that I'm not paranoid at all that my necklaces will come off. Definitely ordering more so I can put them on every piece I own. Also, great for layering necklaces so they don't get tangled in back of your neck." –House Hunter

    32. A steam diverter for your pressure cooker to move steam to the side, rather than venting up towards your cabinets. No warped wood here!

    The curved smokestack-like diverter on a reviewer's instant pot to point steam away from the cabinets
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    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "We've used our Instant Pot at least weekly since we got it and I've always worried about the upper cabinets. We have a small kitchen and the steam goes straight up to those cabinets. So much so that I have to wipe them dry before I open the lid or it may drip into the food (um, gross). And I've been concerned that the steam may ultimately damage the cabinets. Well, low and behold!! Not this anymore!! The steam was properly diverted away, so no more steamy, wet mess on the edge of the cabinet above!! Amazing. It was much larger than I anticipated, but realize it needs to be that big to work." —renee richard

    33. And a set of two magnetic cheat sheets for making the most of your Instant Pot without having to Google. This is a great way to make bulk-cooking grains for the whole week and making cooking for yourself a little easier!

    Amazon

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $11.39+ (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "Best invention ever for all Instant Pot fans! A must! I am so happy that I decided to give this product a try! What an amazing idea. I placed the smaller magnet right on the instant pot and use it daily for a quick reference. Instead of search the cook book or internet, I can just glance over and know in an instant how to program my ip for that particular product." —Olesya R.

    And if you don't have an Instant Pot yet, you can get one for $79.

    34. A ball launcher that'll be a years-long treat for any four-legged friends who love to R-U-N.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.92.

    Promising review: "While my dog struggles with the concept of returning the ball to me, she absolutely loves this! We visit a huge dog park frequently, and this lets me throw a ball far enough that she really gets to run full throttle! I could never throw it far enough on my own to keep her interested more than one or two times before getting the launcher. Now, we can spend an hour at the park playing with it. I have one super tired dog when we go home. Tired dog = happy dog = happy dog mom. I also love that I don't have to pick up the slimy ball with my hands anymore, especially after she drops it in a puddle, because the launcher picks it right up. My dog gets so excited when she sees the launcher that she will bounce back and forth in front of me until I throw the ball. I only regret not buying one of these earlier!" —C. Fritzche

    35. A *filtering* Nalgene water bottle that'll provide great-tasting water on the go, without having to schlep massive packs of the bottled stuff from Costco.

    The blue Nalgene with built-in straw
    Amazon

    It has a coconut shell-based carbon fiber mesh filter built right in to remove particulates and contaminates from your tap water.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.95 (available in 11 colors).

    Promising review: "I decided to get this bottle simply for the fact that I drink a ton of water and I want to save on using plastic water bottles. This filter gets rid of any foul taste there is. The worst is when I go to the gym and try to use the water dispenser there, it tastes absolutely foul. I tried this bottle with the gym water and boom! Crisp, clean tasing water. It’s super easy to sip through the straw as well and size is perfect." —Nicole C.

    36. A padded sleep mask with lavender and flax seeds inside for a relaxing aromatherapy moment built right in to send you off to slumber. It's like a weighted blanket *for your eyes*.

    Model in the lavender silky mask
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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 or Asutra for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "Love this product! I bought this because I need complete darkness when I sleep. This mask does the job and more. I love the scent and the additional cool mask. The presentation was perfect. If you are in need of an eye mask, look no further. I plan to give these as gifts in the future." —Mandy V.

    Asutra is a woman-owned company (partially owned by Venus Williams!!) carrying products for self-care. Nothing is tested on animals or contains parabens, phthalates, or petroleum.

    37. A plastic cutting board that'll fold into a funnel so you can chop your ingredients and scoop them into your recipe in one fluid motion.

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    Get it from Amazon for $11.23+ (available in eight colors). You can also get a set of three sizes from Amazon for $27.99.

    Promising review: "Very good foldable chopping block. We use it daily and love being able to chop a lot of different items and just fold the block and pour into a pot or container. Seems to be standing up to lots of use with little wear showing. We use the large and medium sizes daily and are very happy with them." —Nathan Bales

    38. A roll of screen repairing tape to quickly patch up a hole or tear in your window screen if you're *also* realizing mosquito season is beginning and they're finding their way into your home.

    A screen that's been repaired with the tape
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    It may not blend in perfectly but hey, it's cheaper than replacing a whole screen!

    Get a roll of 15 feet from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I live in an old home and we are at the point in life where we have done all the big repairs we are going to do. We have holes in quite a few screens which my spouse promised to fix with his mystical screen hole patching prowess. That was years ago and I’m tired of getting eaten alive. I bought a roll of this and in 10 minutes every screen was patched. This product cuts cleanly even with mediocre scissors. It adheres to the existing screen neatly and without a lot of pressure or fuss. I’d say not to worry too much about which color you choose as this product is quite obvious in use. It is really not going to blend. However I don’t care; my screens no longer are mosquito boulevards and the product stays put. I’m thrilled, one more job off the list." —Quickbeam

    39. A bungee dog leash to keep both you and your eager pupper happier on walks — with no unpleasant jolts for either of you. And the handle is padded for extra comfort.

    A reviewer's dog on the stretchy leash
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    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in tan and black).

    Promising review: "I always feel bad with the jolt a dog sometimes gets if it quickly pulls from you and the leash immediately goes tight. This has the bungee action so it’s not so harsh on the harness or collar when a dog pulls. Appears to be good quality and good stitching. I like the additional handle so you can grab and make the leash short when you need to hold back you dog. Much more convenient than have to wrap the leash on your hands when you need to make it shorter just momentarily." —Curdio

    40. And a window-insulation kit that'll also help keep your heating bills down — no more warmth (and money) going out while the drafts come in.

    A model applying the clear insulation around a window, plus two reviewer photos showing the thermostat up 9 degrees thanks to the insulation retaining heat
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    Get a three-window kit from Amazon for $6.59 (also available in five- and ten-window, as well as patio door and large window kits).

    Promising review: "Very easy to use once you get the hang or it. I live in an apartment building with very drafty windows and electric heat; this insulation saves me a lot of money on my winter heating costs, and I've gotten really good at making it nearly invisible over the years." —Julie

    41. A SockDock, aka a useful tool you can clip dirty socks to (in pairs!), toss the *whole thing* in the washer and dryer, and remove together so NO SOCK gets lost. And you're not stuck searching for a pair when you're already running late.

    Model clipping socks in the sock dock before putting it in the washing machine
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    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    Promising review: "Totally obsessed with this! I’ve been using it a few weeks now and have zero complaints! I haven’t lost a single sock since! They always come out paired and completely dried (which was one of my concerns, I wasn’t sure if they were going to dry properly) I would defiantly recommend this! It’s amazing and makes life so much easier! Especially with a toddler and a baby on the way!" —Sarah Elizabeth

    42. A flat colander that'll fit right into your sink for easy ingredient prep without scraps falling into your drain (and getting all gross). Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, just sayin'.

    A model peeling potatoes over the green colander in a sink
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    Promising review: "Brilliant design. Great for washing berries or green beans — and also great for catching the snippings, too. It's so nice to be able to peel onions, trim radishes, and other vegetables - without having to scoop the peels up by hand. Just peel/snip into the sink and dump all the debris just once. Love it." —Kathryn T.

    43. A fun and functional multitool masquerading as a hair clip. Just use it to pin back those in-your-face locks and take it out whenever you need a ruler, nail file, box opener, screwdriver, or bottle opener (beer me, stat!).

    The clip with the functions listed above
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    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (also available in a pack of three for $21.95).

    Promising review: "I work in a BYOB painting studio and my days are filled with not only painting, but cutting open box after box of canvases. Let me tell you, this little guy is a TROOPER! I literally use it, at least, 30-40 times a day. It even cuts right though corrugated plastic sheeting like butter! Breaking down cardboard boxes? NO PROB! Zipping through plastic sheets? GOT THIS! Need a beer opened? POP! I love this little guy SO MUCH, I just ordered three more. My first one just broke today after six months of non-stop daily abuse. What an awesome tool. Also...it DOES NOT cut your hair at all. Perfect...just perfect." —Amazon Customer

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