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42 Practical Products You’ll Wish You’d Bought Sooner

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1.

A lipstick-sized portable charger with more than enough juice to revive your dying phone. Plus, it can fit in the smallest purse you own.


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This lil’ charger can add over one charge to an iPhone 8 or at least 80% to the Galaxy S8 and other popular smartphones.

Promising review: “I have several backup battery chargers for my devices, but this is the one I go to again and again. The main reason is the size — this fits anywhere. It’s like the size of a very small flashlight or, for ladies, probably a large lipstick. My other chargers tend to be bulky and rectangular, whereas this easily fits in my pocket. It will readily charge up my iPhone, and while it won’t fully charge my tablet, it will extend the battery life. For the most part, these are to have on hand just in case. I use these a lot when traveling or camping, but the reason I use this one particularly is because IT FITS IN YOUR POCKET! Going to an all-day event? This fits in your pocket. Going to the stadium for a tailgate and game? This fits in your pocket. Going to your nephew’s three-hour long graduation ceremony? This fits in your pocket. Going on a really long car, plane or bus ride? This fits in your pocket! I’m also getting these as little token gifts for other people. Don’t know what to buy someone? Who can’t use a quick one-off charge that fits in your pocket?” —B. Nommensen

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).


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Promising review: “This is a total game changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don’t care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to ‘do’ my hair. I’ve tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!” —Michelle Fetter

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

3.

A pair of silicone oven mitts that can also double as splatter lids for your pots and pans.


Macy’s

These are heat safe up to 450° — you can use them in the microwave and throw them in the dishwasher with zero issues.

Get a two-pack from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $20.99.

4.

A bottle of Poo-pourri toilet spray — it’ll make sharing one bathroom with your S.O. a lot easier.


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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 $11.49 (available in seven sizes and 20 scents).

5.

A do-it-all Instant Pot for a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table after a long day.


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It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance. Check out a BuzzFeeder’s review of the Instant Pot!

Promising review: “I can’t say enough about this pressure cooker. First, I got rid of several gadgets, which I love. I had two rice cookers, a slow cooker, and a food steamer. That has freed up so much room in my kitchen. Best of all, I am making some delicious dishes with this. When I cook meat on the stove top, it is hit or miss. The meat comes out tender and delicious every time I use the Instant Pot. If you are worried about the investment or about having yet another gadget, you can remedy this by selling the appliances that this makes obsolete on Craigslist and using the money towards your own Instant Pot.” —mo

Get it from Amazon for $79.95+ (available in three sizes).

6.

A pack of cleaning tablets to get rid of that musty odor in your washing machine.


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Promising review: “I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, but it also eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn’t even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone.” —Kelli Crawford

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.83.

7.

A Tubshroom so you never have to worry about a hairball clogging up the drain again. And don’t worry — it won’t block the flow of water.


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Promising review: “Works really well. My hair collection has grown so much, I might have enough to make a hair friend soon. I shall try on the first full moon. Seriously though so much dog hair that would have gone down my drain after just one dog bath without this. Yikes.” —Kate Wills

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

8.

A double-layered mattress topper that can transform the most uncomfortable of beds into a fluffy (yet supportive) cloud.


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Promising review: “This mattress topper is beyond expectation! It literally transformed my bed, adding potentially years before I’ll have to replace my worn mattress. The foam layer is very firm, eliminating any minor sags or uncomfortable spots on the mattress. It sleeps like a quality firm mattress. The plush quilted cover is the perfect complement to the dense foam. It disburses heat, adds a lovely soft layer, and changes the total feel to that of a firm pillow top. I couldn’t be more pleased with this topper.” —Trisha

Get it from Amazon for $115.90+ (available in sizes twin–California king).

9.

A pack of microfiber cloths for wiping off all your makeup before bed — they won’t leave a residue and can be washed/reused.


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They’re great for travel as well because you won’t have to worry about packing liquid makeup remover.

Promising review: “This product… I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of makeup. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, and my jaw literally dropped. This is hands down my favorite makeup remover at the moment. The best part is that they are reusable so you don’t have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy. And honestly, four dollars? Just buy them. Trust me, you won’t regret it.” —Heather and Ryne Griffith

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

10.

A set of shatterproof stemless glasses any clumsy wine lover would appreciate.


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These are made of Tritan plastic, which is more durable than regular plastic.

Promising review: “The box says these are dishwasher-safe and you can expect to hand these glasses to your grandchildren as an heirloom because they will retain their quality. I believe it. I’ve tried to abuse these glasses (dropping them, dishwasher, using them as kids’ cups, etc.) and haven’t found a scratch or blemish. On the shelf and in the hand, they look like glass. I’m having great fun dropping these for the uninitiated.” —Marc

Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.45.

11.

A KitchenAid stand mixer so you don’t have to whip, knead, and beat ingredients painstakingly by hand. Plus, it’ll last forever.


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This 10-speed mixer has a five-quart stainless steel mixing bowl. It comes with a two-piece pouring shield with a large chute for adding ingredients as well as a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip.

Promising review: “What can I say? Having had our KitchenAid for 25 years, I am impressed with the durability of the product. This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son and daughter-in-law. Construction appears as solid on this one as on my 25-year-old KitchenAid. Considering how much abuse ours has taken in a heavy-use household, I wouldn’t consider any other option. Pizza and bread dough is a breeze, as is pretty much anything else you throw at it. And the design still reminds me of the head of the creature in the movie Alien for added coolness.” —Steve RJ

Get it from Amazon for $299.95 (available in 45 colors).

12.

A portable steamer that’ll straighten out wrinkly clothing in a matter of minutes — no need to pull out an ironing board either.


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Promising review: “Small, fast, and effective. I’m very glad I bought this. Must be sure to keep it vertical, so hang clothes where you can reach them. Excellent on my silk scarves. Much easier than using an ironing board and iron, and better for the fabric. The size means it is lightweight, especially compared to an iron. It does require refilling if you have a lot of clothes to smooth, so it would be tedious if you were using it professionally. Just the right size for home use. Doesn’t take much room up in the closet either. As it warns the user, the steam is hot. You must be careful, but its size makes it easier to control to avoid spillage or touching the steam.” —KathyLou

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

13.

A water bottle with a built-in two-stage filter for getting clean, drinkable H2O everywhere you go.


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The two-stage activated carbon filter reduces odor, chlorine and leaves zero aftertaste. It removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites without chemicals, iodine, or batteries. And the bottle is BPA-free.

Promising review: “This product was incredibly helpful during my international trip to Egypt and South Africa. I just returned from a two-week excursion and was able to use this bottle in virtually every location I was at. Any freshwater source can be used, and the taste and quality of the water after filtering matches that of top water brands including Nestle, SmartWater, Dasani, etc. I would recommend this product to everyone who is considering international excursions that includes hiking, backpacking, water rafting, etc.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $35.10+ (available in eight colors).

14.

A Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean electric toothbrush to take your oral hygiene to new heights.


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Promising review: “This is my first professional electric toothbrush. Even though it is pricey, it is worth every penny. My order came with a charging cup, three different heads, and a charging case. The travel case is so convenient and compact. There are different modes that you can select such as Clean, White, Deep Clean, Sensitive and Gum Care… I chose the White option, and I have been using it for almost a month now. I am happy that I have started noticing my teeth are definitely whiter. I used to brush my teeth too rough to the point my gum bleeds every time. With this Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean toothbrush, I have noticed no more bleeding. The brush beeps every time I apply too much force on my teeth. It is gentle yet powerful enough to remove surface stains in two-minute intervals. Definitely recommend it!!!” —Da

Get it from Amazon for $163+ (available in two styles and five colors).

Also check out the best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

15.

A heated electric blanket so you can stay warm and cozy even if your house/office feels like an icebox.


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Promising review: “I bought this to use at my desk at work (a 100-year-old building whose admin offices are a portal to the icy Arctic north), and it’s amazing. Everyone else in the office has space heaters under their desk and still complain about being cold; I burrito-bundle myself up as soon as I get to work, and I’m comfy toasty all day. The only downside is that it’s not magically wireless and I can’t take it with me to the Frozen Throne Room (aka bathroom), but at least I know I’ll warm up quickly when I get back to my desk! This blanket is big enough to burrito one human, or two small children, and you could maybe use it as a lap blanket for two adults if they snuggle close and share fairly.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $33.73 (available in 12 colors).

16.

A bamboo knife block that’ll protect the blades from getting damaged and your hands from getting cut in the drawers.


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Promising review: “My utensil drawer was an absolute mess. When I began looking for a way to organize it, I wasn’t even aware that horizontal knife blocks existed. I was really attracted to this knife block because of the aesthetics, practicality, and price. I was able to fit 11 knives into the block. My chef’s knife and bread knife fit easily into it. Everyone who sees it wants one. I highly recommend this knife block because of its beautiful appearance, price, and utility. I love pretty things. This is a pretty AND USEFUL thing.” —Bigred

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

17.

A plastic tray for catching snow/rain/mud-covered boots so the entryway doesn’t get wet and slippery.


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Promising review: “I placed one of these trays at the entrance of my home. I step in the tray and take my shoes off. Mud, rain, and snow stay inside the tray. The material isn’t a brittle plastic that would crack easily. Very happy with these trays!” —Flojorn

Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in three sizes).


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I own these lunch containers and they truly are the best ones I’ve ever used. Read my review for more deets!

Promising review: “This is really aesthetically pleasing, and perfect for meal-prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal-clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first.” —Joy3888

Get a 14-piece set from Amazon for $24.99.

20.

A Ninja Coffee Bar that’ll even excel at making ~fancy~ drinks so you don’t have to rely on Starbucks for a latte fix.


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It comes with a 10-cup (50 oz.) glass carafe for multiple servings, or you can brew directly into a cup for single portions.

Promising review: “I’ve only been using this for a few days but I LOVE it. I know it doesn’t make true espresso, but as someone who has been making espresso-like espresso (using espresso beans always) using a French press and Moka pot, this feels like a step up. I always hated cleaning both of those items. What a pain! This is easy to use, easy to clean, and water is measured automatically. So far I’ve made lattes and flat whites, and they taste delicious. The frother works well and is really easy to use AND to clean (plus!). I love that I can make just a cup right in the mug. I also made iced cappuccino, which was great as well! I highly recommend this if you love fancy drinks as well as straight-up coffee (works great for my husband and I). For me, the true espresso machines with drip coffee integrated were price prohibitive. Also, this takes up very minimal counter space. It’s not very deep, and the water canister removes easily so you don’t need to pour water from the top. And the frother stores neatly in the back of the machine. I hope this lasts as long as the drip maker we replaced lasted us. (15 years!)” —Kyra

Get it from Amazon for $143.01, Macy’s for $119.99, or Kohl’s for $99.99 (without the glass carafe).

21.

A desktop dry-erase board for jotting down to-dos, meeting times, etc. You’ll be able to see everything at a glance.


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I keep one of these on my desk and write down everything I want to remember for the day. It’s super helpful, especially if you have a bad memory like me. It’s a serious upgrade from tacking a bunch of sticky notes on my computer monitor. There’s a pull-out drawer on the side that you can stash pens in, and it comes with one dry-erase marker.

Promising review: “I really like this small dry erase board. It’s built really well, and the materials used are really good quality. The glass surface is great to write on, and the markers work really well with the surface. The hidden drawer for storing more markers and other desktop things is a great addition. This product is easy to recommend to anyone looking for a note-taking solution right on their desktop.” —HeyoPrinsen

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.


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One BuzzFeeder swears by this pillow — read her review!

Promising review: “I have found my soulmate in an inanimate object. As a 33-year-old woman, I used to get out of bed every morning as if I were a 93-year-old woman. I‘ve had terrible lower back pain for a number of years, but after a week of sleeping on this pillow, my back pain is GONE. I am so happy with this product, and cannot recommend it enough.” —Sara W.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

23.

A flexible cable protector to prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks.


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Promising review: “I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks — the latter at $80 or $90 a pop — I’ve had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether, attempted electrical tape repairs notwithstanding. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Simple as can be and works like a charm. Plus, fun colors make it easy to tell your gear from everyone else’s at a glance. What’s not to like? Genius.” —ElleNWC

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combos).

24.

A 3-in-1 parka with a waterproof outer shell and a cozy inner zip-in jacket that can be worn separately or together (meaning it’ll work for all seasons).


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Promising review: “I bought this jacket for my recent summer trip to Iceland. I wanted a 3-in-1 because it is cold and rainy there this time of year. This jacket well surpassed my expectations. It is so waterproof, the rain repelled off this jacket even after walking in soaking torrential rain for hours. It never got saturated and soaked through like some other rain jackets I have. The shell combined with the inside layer kept me very warm as well. I was able to layer a t-shirt and sweatshirt or fleece under this easily and was very warm. I am 5’8″ and bought an XS because I wanted this jacket to be fitted. It hits about 1/3 of the way down my thigh in the front and below my bum in the back. Very flattering fit. I like where the pockets are located — I had no issues with that. I am looking forward to using this in NY when it gets colder out, even when it’s not raining.” —KBbb

Get it from Columbia for $220 (available in sizes XS–XL, 1X–3X, and four colors).

25.

A Wi-Fi range extender for anyone who gets spotty coverage in certain parts of the house. No more!


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Promising review: “I was having a hard time streaming movies, programs, audiobooks, etc., in my sewing room or in the other end of the house. I’m self-employed and work in both ends of the house throughout the day. Our router is located in the center of the house. If my retired husband was watching something in the den, I was having a very hard time pulling anything else in. This has fixed that problem. It took me a bit to figure out how to connect it to our router (maybe 1/2 hour), but once I figured it out, it was very easy to do. I watched a video on YouTube, then followed the directions included with the device, and had it working in no time. It’s very easy to unplug and replug in the other end of the house when I need to move it. With our internet program, we’re supposed to be able to stream two video’s at once, but it just wasn’t working. To upgrade to the next higher service would have cost $30 a month more. This device fixed the problem and all at a low price.” —Karen

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three capacities).

26.

An electric kettle so you won’t have to fire up the stove just to brew some tea.


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Promising review: “I gave this to my roommate as a gift because she would frequently boil water in a small pot (and then forget about it). I bought this in an effort to avoid burning the house down. She LOVES it and has been using it two to three times a day ever since. I’m very impressed by the quality and ease of use and could not be more pleased.” —Ahvienda Kotura

Get it from Amazon for $17.40.

27.

A silicone baking sheet to turn any pan into a non-stick surface — no oil required.


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Promising review: “This thing is a game-changer. Forget greasing a baking sheet or trying to scrape burnt-on cookies off your metal pan. This thing goes under meatballs, salmon, cookies… anything that goes in the oven. I clean it after each use with a quick wipe down in lightly soapy water while it’s still on the pan. No issues with odor here. After a few years of near constant use, it’s got a few permanent marks/discoloration on it but doesn’t seem to affect it at all. I’ve bought this for everyone I know who loves to cook, and I’m considering buying myself a few more, and a few other sizes, as well. Love it.” —Erin L Sheehan

Get it from Amazon for $24.91.

28.

A covered ice tray that absolutely won’t spill all over the frozen peas.


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Promising review: “Do you feel the need to research even the smallest purchases before you commit? Well then, this is the review for you because I spent a solid hour researching ice cube trays upon moving into my new apartment. Amazon reviewers, you’ve done it again! This ice cube tray is as awesome as it is blue and white (hint: VERY). I have owned this ice cube tray for approximately four months and I have loved every day we’ve had together. I’ve considered inviting people into my home and offering them a glass of water just so they can watch in awe as I peel back the silicon top and cool the crap out of their drink. The ice cubes taste like fresh ice and the name does not lie — these ice cubes DO NOT SPILL. I sometimes turn it upside down in my freezer just to spice things up.” —Sara

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

29.

A purse hook because you shouldn’t have to choose between holding your bag in your lap or setting it on the (probably dirty) floor.


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I received one of these for Christmas last year and use it pretty much every day. It’s still in great shape and can handle heavy purses with zero issues.

Promising review: “I LOVE these! They are all so attractive, sturdy, and a great price. They don’t look cheap either, which I like. My sister bought me a purse hook a couple of years ago, and I really didn’t think I would use it. Now I can’t imagine being without one. By the way, I am the kind of person who puts my whole life in my purse… I usually buy a new purse every three months because I overstuff my large purses and they end up breaking. These hooks can even handle my huge and heavy purses. YAY! It’s nice to be able to keep my eye on my bag instead of draping it over the back of my chair and not just hooking it to my leg or putting it on the floor.” —HKG2222

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three styles).

30.

A leather earbud organizer so you don’t have to detangle them every time you take them out of your pocket.


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Promising review: “I’ve been looking for a good way to carry my headphones in what could be generously called the ‘unorganized’ pocket of my work shirt. This thing is perfect. I’ve had jean jackets that had worse snaps than this thing — it snaps shut nice and solid. The leather is thick enough that it doesn’t fold easily, keeping the buds stowed tightly.” —DeanD

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

31.

A set of reusable mesh produce bags to replace the disposable ones found in the supermarkets.


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They can also be used in the laundry for delicate items or as storage bags for dry goods, toys, office supplies, etc.

Promising review: “I bought these a few weeks ago, and I’m over the moon about them. I try to minimize my use of one-time plastic items, and this puts a huge dent in my weekly consumption. The farmers at my weekly farmers market even give me a discount for using these bags! Also, they do a great job of maintaining the right amount of moisture in the bag, so everything tends to last longer. Really really pleased, I almost never leave reviews. :)” —Marian Weaver

Get a set of nine from Amazon for $14.97.

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A cordless Dyson Motorhead vacuum so easy to use, it just might make you dread cleaning day a little less.


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I splurged on this vacuum a couple of months ago and it’s completely changed the way I clean. Because it’s cordless, I can move it all around the apartment effortlessly, and the attachments get into all the little nook and crannies. Read my full review of the Dyson V7 Motorhead vaccum (#4)!

Promising review: “After using it for a few months, I have to say, this is truly a different kind of vacuum. It has the power of a corded vacuum, but is quieter than any corded vacuum I’ve used, and obviously way more portable. From the unique hum that it makes, I feel like I’m in the future when I’m using it. Additionally, I really like the trigger system, so you have fine control over the energy consumption. Furthermore, I initially thought the bin emptying mechanism was a silly gimmick, but it turns out to be really genius, because it scrubs any debris from the filter interface, so you’ll never have to manually clean the bin.” —V.L.

Get it from Amazon for $248.79.

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A cup warmer because reheating your coffee five times a day can get old.


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Promising review: “So I ordered this mainly because the price was reasonable, and I really wanted a white one to go with my decor. I kept finding myself microwaving my tea 900 times a day so I was excited about this solution. And it’s been great! I actually ordered three and gave away two as Christmas gifts. I’ve been using it (literally daily) for about a month and a half now, and I’m definitely a fan. As previous reviewers said, it doesn’t make your beverage piping hot, but what I’ve found to be the most effective is to make sure my tea or coffee is super hot initially, and then I put it on the warmer. This way the warmer keeps the temp at a warm temp the entire time I’m drinking it, and there’s no more need to nuke it. This is my first warmer, so I can’t compare it to others but I’m definitely into it. One thing: some mugs don’t fit on it. I find my super wide ones don’t fit on the burner, but the majority of my mugs fit just fine.” —Kiki

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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A magnetic meal-planning pad with a shopping list section you can tear off and take with you to the grocery store.


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Promising review: “I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly ‘what do you want to eat,’ ‘what do we have,’ blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week’s meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don’t miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn’t stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low.” —Haley

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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A water-resistant laptop backpack with a combination lock to prevent theft and plenty of pockets to keep your stuff organized. It’s perfect for both daily use and traveling.


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Promising review: “Great backpack for travel. I can comfortably fit my 15” laptop, water bottle, a small pair of flat shoes, a course reader, and a bunch of other little things (agenda, iPad, journal, pens and pencils, iPhone). Really an awesome backpack that looks professional, clean and holds a LOT. I use it for my frequent travel (airplane), and it fits perfectly under the seat.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four colors).

This is our pick for the best cheap laptop backpack on BuzzFeed Reviews!

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A buckle-free belt that won’t leave an annoying bump under longer shirts.


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Promising review: “I love being buckle-free. Never liked the buckle bulge that buckles created. Plus, it’s so much easier to not have to open a buckle when removing my jeans, and the belt stays in place. I can highly recommend this product.” —C. SMITH

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and five colors).

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An aluminum bracelet for an attractive way to stop hair ties from cutting off your circulation.


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Promising review: “I received this hair tie bracelet for Christmas, and I’ve been extremely happy with it. I like to wear my hair down at formal work events, but I wanted a way to easily pull back my hair if I got hot, if it was windy, etc. This has been perfect. The bracelet is attractive both with and without the hair tie, is unobtrusive, and it’s very easy to take the hair tie off and put it back on as needed. I have no complaints and am thinking about purchasing a second to keep in my luggage.” —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five finishes).

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A handy device so everyone in the family can keep track of whether or not the doggo has been fed.


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Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it’s green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!” —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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A shower curtain with pockets to create some extra storage space in small bathrooms.


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Read a BuzzFeed editor’s review of this shower curtain (#2)!

Promising review: “We are apartment living, so storage is always an issue, and the bathroom is no exception. No one in the household could take a shower without crash/boom as you’re knocking something down sitting on a shelf or the bathtub rim. This is a game changer. There are so many pockets with so much room in each, I actually have space left over. My husband’s back scrubber, my shampoo and hair care, my daughter’s bubble baths, bath floofies, all fit with room to spare. And the pockets are all a nice height so I’m not crouching to find anything. The curtain is clear so I didn’t have to change the ‘pretty’ one for decorative purposes, and it doesn’t affect the light that way either. Either way, I am super pleased, and I am keeping this link handy in case another one is EVER needed.” —goodnite.graci

Get it from Amazon for $15.

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A pair of cut-resistant gloves that’ll help protect your hands from mandolines, graters, and knives.


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought the gloves because I had two nasty cuts in quick succession from a cheese grater. Anyone who has had injuries to their fingers knows how difficult it is to continue to do everyday activities and meal preparation, while still protecting your wound. I received the gloves quickly after my order and pressed them into use immediately that evening. I am most impressed. My fingers/hands were protected from my very sharp grater and knife while I prepared dinner. I bought two pairs, one to keep and one to give as a gift. I am now going to buy a third pair in a larger size for a friend who also likes to cook, but, suffers from occasional run-ins with mandolines, graters, and knives. Great product!” —O’Hare

Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in four sizes).

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A multitasking mixing bowl with interchangeable inserts for the lid so you won’t have to use a separate grater or slicer.


Macy’s

This five-quart stainless steel bowl comes with a lid and three grating plates (fine grater, coarse grater, and slicer). And yes, it is dishwasher-safe.

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $29.99.

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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.


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