33 Products That’ll Do Nothing But Make Your Life Easier

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A steaming tray you simply slip into the microwave with your meat, veggies, and a little water, and in minutes you’ll have a delicious meal waiting for you.


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The trays are stackable, freezer-safe, and top-rack dishwasher safe.

Promising review: “OMG! I love these! I’ve used them for soups, reheating pasta and chili, making scrambled and poached eggs, ramen noodles, and canned veggies. Many uses for them straight from the fridge or freezer right into the microwave. They’re great for travel to the office for lunch without spilling in your tote bag, purse, or briefcase, picnics, or a day out. The locking lid prevents that explosion in the microwave you often get from microwaveable food that come in containers. Your food will become piping hot while the bowl remains touchable and easy to manage.. Best microwave cookers I’ve found so far and I have tried many since I got my first microwave when they first came out. Great, great, great! Did I say these are great?” —AshGray

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six styles and in purple).

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Or! A silicone freezer tray that’ll freeze perfectly portioned leftovers until you’re ready to ’em again. Soup, pasta, and your favorite meals are just a microwave zap away.


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Some customers even used it to prep smoothies for the entire week by freezing and then adding a bit of warm water to thaw! It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It’s made of food-safe silicone that’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and…wait for it…SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let’s face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can’t wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift.” —jane s. catalano

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

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A roll-on anti-blister and -chafing formula to give your feet and thighs some sweet relief on hot, sweaty days. I love summer, but I do NOT love chafing and blister season — no I do not.


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Promising review: “Oh…my…soul. This product is a miracle. I have VERY blister prone feet, and it is so difficult for me to find shoes that don’t rub me raw. (I’m talking every kind of shoes — flats, sandals, heels, tennis shoes, etc.) I bought new water shoes that were supposed to be amazing for your feet, and they felt great when I tried them on, but the first time I wore them I had a blister on my heel within 30 minutes. (And I wasn’t even in the water! Just walking around the house.) I went online and bought this product that night. Let me tell you, the next time I wore those water shoes with this product…NO blisters, AT ALL. Not even a sore spot!! I am in awe. I’ve now tried this product with several other shoes that used to rub me as well, and same thing! This is my new best friend. Thank you, sport shield!” —Matthew Leonard

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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And if painful blisters do strike, a compact case of hydrocolloid bandages with a gel guard designed to treat blisters while you wear them. Plus, they’re super sticky and cushy so they’ll stay on and give you extra support.


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Promising review: “These things are amazing. Whether you’re trying to prevent a blister, or keep one that’s already formed from causing you pain, these are what you need. The different sizes help to customize your needs. These are like wrapping your feet in a cloud! Also, on a totally unrelated note, the packaging for these is adorable. The plastic case makes carrying these things around fun and easy. Get these. No more foot pain slowing you down!” —Nolan6ⁿ

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $11.04.

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~Handy~ nail clippers featuring a rotating swivel head and extra-long handles that’ll give you easier access to hard-to-reach nails so you can get a clean cut for once.


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Promising review: “Total comfort and ease for those that suffer arthritis or aged weaker hands. Just set the angle for your comfort and clip with ease. Not only are these clippers super sharp, the but the long handles reduce the pressure needed to clip toe and finger nails. Even the younger set will be pleased with the adjusting angel of the cutters. I sure wish I this product ten years ago. I am 100% pleased and recommend for anyone to use.” —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

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A password logbook, because nobody wants to argue with their computer after a long day of work. I mean, I think *you* know who your best friend and what your favorite pizza topping is!!!


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Promising review: “When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!” —Carole P

Get it from Amazon for $6.07.

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A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder to make certain your days are free from the stressful, frantic, and all-too-common car key search.


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It has an adhesive backing that’ll stick to your walls and doors. If you’re a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $2.99.

Promising review: “What an ingenious and adorable invention. I stuck this in my entryway where there is always an inevitable catch-all area. This magnet helps clear the clutter a little and looks super cute. I have hung three key rings on it at once — it was sturdy and there was plenty of room ‘on the cloud’. A pretty good $7 investment!” —Texas Sandee

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

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A microwave pasta maker that’ll cook, strain, and create a full meal for you while you sit on the couch and catch up on all your shows. You know, the important stuff.


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Promising review: “This is a fantastic product. I’ve been cooking for more than 50 years. Pasta has always been a simple, go to, dinner for me. Tending to the boiling pot of pasta was just part of the process. I’ve been getting ‘tired’ of cooking as I’ve aged. This simple little microwave pasta cooker has simplified cooking so much more than I could have imagined. Seems silly, but it’s kinda like a little miracle. No more toting a heavy pot to the stove. No more pouring pasta & boiling water into a colander. It’s simple, lightweight and foolproof. You’ll never regret buying this.” —Winkie

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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Labeled closet dividers, because your morning time is valuable and should not be wasted on looking for specific pieces of clothing. After all, you have some sleeping in to do!!!


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The set comes with 12 blank dividers and 48 labels.

Promising review: “This is one of those products you don’t know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn’t even realize I had capri pants until I stared organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer. I have large closet rods made from heavy piping. This product fit. I am ordering a set for my mom. She loved mine.” —Michelle

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $10.99 (available in four font styles).

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A large hair diffuser adapter compatible with most blow dryers to help you achieve frizz-free, natural curls without having to spend money on an entirely new dryer. Goodbye, flyaways. Hello, sleek blowouts at home.


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Promising review: “Fits perfect! I really wanted a bowl diffuser and this one works really well. I like that I can actually fit all my hair into the bowl, or at least most of it, and dry it in half the time it would take for other FLAT ‘bowl’ diffusers. I love this diffuser! It dries my hair quickly, thoroughly and does not cause frizz. Perfect curls every time!” —M

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes).

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A microwave omelette maker so you can whip up a delicious breakfast in under five minutes and not be totally hangry by 10 a.m.


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This is made of 100% platinum silicone that’s resistant to high temperatures and is dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “This brings omelettes to my weekday breakfast. I’ve been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I’ve tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That’s less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast.” —Vanilla Chameleon

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.


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Promising review: “I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the ‘V’ closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister.” —moorecats

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Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

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The Tidy Cup, a handy little invention that catches all those excess little drips your mega-sized laundry detergent and softener bottles like to leave mounds of for you to discover on your shelves later.


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Promising review: “This is one of my favorite items ever! I don’t know how I did laundry without it. Actually I do and remember but now it’s one less thing I have to worry about. No more messy detergent dripping over night onto the floor or hangers. It’s all in the cup! And it’s easy to pour out the amount that I need!!!! I love love love this product.” —Shannonmk

Get it on Amazon for $10.50.

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And while were on the topic of laundry (so exciting!), a magnetic washer/dryer guard to prevent your socks and tiny garments from tragically slipping behind. I mean, who knows what lurks beneath those appliances…


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Promising review: “Oh, how I love this laundry guard! I have very little counter space in my laundry room and this allows me to use all that space on top of the washer and dryer for folding clothes. No more fishing socks and underwear from behind the machines! I love it and so does everyone else that visits and sees it for the first time. The magnets hold it in place very well. There is not a lot of shifting unless I throw something large and heavy up there but it’s an easy adjustment to get it back in place. Good quality, not flimsy at all. I highly recommend this product.” —Christa

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

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A set of toe caps that’ll protect ingrown nails, corns, blisters, and other painful areas and prevent them from rubbing in your shoes. Its latex-free gel material also moisturizes skin and promotes healing.


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These are waterproof and reusable!

Promising review: “This is an unbelievable product! I work 12 hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left great toe. I purchased the size large and it fit well. I completely forgot I was wearing it underneath my socks and athletic shoes — bonus! The silicone is very soft, flexible, cleans easily. Would absolutely recommend this since it has held up quite well for the 17 hours I have it on (from the time I wake up until I am back from my shift). Cleans and dries easily and has maintained its shape.” —LJ

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes and colors).

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Bed bands to keep your fitted sheet in its dang place for once, because we don’t have time nor the patience to fight with our bedding.


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Promising review: “I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY….SINGLE…NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets.” —TinkerbellAPixie

Get a pack of four bands from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

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A zipper puller for zipping up your favorite dress *all the way*, even when there’s no one around to give you a hand. Honestly, this is genius.


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Promising review: “I was skeptical that this puller would actually work. I wear dresses Monday through Friday for work. I buy ones that have long, hidden zippers. I am breaking about one zipper every two weeks, trying to zip them up by myself. It was costing me about $50 to replace the zippers. Finally, I broke down and bought this. I am so happy that I did. It takes a couple times to get it on right, but once you get the zipper puller on the zipper, it zips right up. This is perfect! Great for single moms like me!!!” —M. Sanders

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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A three-compartment lid organizer that’ll put an end to the days of lid waterfalls. You know — it happens when you’re just innocently opening up your cabinets and then every single plastic lid tumbles out on you.


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Promising review: “This organizer is simple but pure genius. I immediately cleared out existing drawer and popped this little lid organizer in the drawer. I was able to fit all my lids in it! YAY! Even better, I was able to fit all the container parts that went with the lids in the same drawer. Now that it’s organized, it’s so much easier and quicker to find a container and its matching lid. And looks SO MUCH BETTER… Thank you!” —Robinotl

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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A dual-blade package opener to *safely* (safely being the key word here) open up boxes, bottles, and mail. You know, ’cause it’s not the best idea to use a giant butcher knife to slice through boxes!


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Promising review: “This is a must around the house! We have one on each level of the house and it is used everywhere! This is the perfect stocking stuffer gift and we have given 20 or so of these — someone always asks where we got them! The slice-it blade works for zipping through packaging and the button-extended blade is sharp but small. This is a fabulous tool that is perfect for all the stupid hard plastic packaging with the crimped sides! Also excellent for opening taped boxes, cutting the ribbon on gifts, cutting foam board, cardboard, or chipboard.” —T. C.

Get it from Amazon for $11.27.

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A retractable lib balm holder — and may you never again lose another Chapstick to the depths of your purse, jacket, drawer, and car. Good luck.


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Promising review: “If you lose your Chapsticks a lot, I would highly recommend getting this holder. I love how I am able to grab my lipstick/lip balm/Chapstick, uncap, moisturize my lips, re-cap, and just let go. The retractable part is probably the best part because it makes it easy to get, and even easier to put away and not lose your Chapstick. This holder is perfect for people who travel and/or who are always losing their Chapsticks.” —Mit’s

Get it from Amazon for $7.75.

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A cup holder designed to fit on shopping carts so you don’t have to chug your Starbucks before hitting the grocery store. Now you can stroll, shop, and sip — as one should.


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Promising review: “Ingenious idea and great invention. I go grocery shopping with cart and attach this cup holder to the cart with Starbucks coffee… Walking around, hands free, have a sip of coffee every now and then…life is great.” —stephen moody

Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

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Slow-cooker liners you can basically consider a miracle in a box. Simply toss after cooking, and you won’t have to scrub your muscles off trying to remove any baked-on residue!


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Promising review: “Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant Crockpot? Well, now you don’t have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your Crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you’re all done…just trash the liner! I’ve been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day’s cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product.” —Katie B.

Get it from Amazon for $2.53.

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A laundry board that makes it incredibly easy to fold all of your clothes with precision, ensuring that everything looks tidy in your drawers and closet. It’s like you took it all to the laundromat. 😍


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This board is super easy to use! Just lay the board flat (with a tee, towel, pants, whatever, on top) and simply flip the left side, then the right, and that’s it! You’re done! Plus, this works perfectly for not just clothes, but also linens and towels.

Promising review: “My first reaction was ‘Why did I buy this?’ Then I gave this a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know, I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so neatly and easily with this thing. I still couldn’t believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes.” —Jesus Antonio Vedia

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in four colors).

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A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning and the other for zipping up jackets, because the last thing you want in the morning is to get into a war with your clothes.


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One reviewer mentioned this gadget was perfect for buttoning up a wedding dress with tons of lil’ buttons.

Promising review: “I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it’s the best ting since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated.” —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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A digital measuring tape you’ll be ~inching~ to get your hands on so you can quit squinting at those extremely, teeny tiny lines.


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Promising review: “I’m doing home remodeling and need to take a lot of measurements. This feels a *lot* more accurate than my current tape because I’m not having to squint or crane my head around things to take a reading, bold and clear display with feet, inches, fractions. Instant conversion between units is handy. I like the centering function too — one button gives you the ‘half’ distance of the measurement — very useful feature for picture hanging. Every home contractor I’ve had over that sees this in action wants one like it.” —Mark Terrano

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

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A baggy rack that clips to bags and props them up so you can get all your leftovers safely inside without the fuss of spills.


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Promising review: “I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!” –LV

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.29+.

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A “Sock Dock” — your foolproof way to ensure no sock gets lost in the black hole that is your dryer. Simply clip on your dirty socks, wash and dry, and smile because *all* of your pairs are still there.


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

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

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A compact hair roller so you don’t have to lug out a giant vacuum just to remove the mounds of pet hair that’s accumulated on your couch. That’s time consuming and too much effort!


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Added bonus: This product doesn’t use sticky adhesive paper. The roller can be reused over and over again because of its high quality bristles that grab the hair again and again like a brush.

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-lb. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it’s snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don’t have a pet. I don’t care; it’s THAT good.” —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

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Shower curtain rings with two separate hangers for your curtain and liner that’ll make it incredibly easy to remove either for cleaning. Save the precious free time you have during the week to do fun things, instead of fighting to get your grimey curtain off.


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Promising review: “Where have these hooks been all my life?! They make removing the shower curtain liner for washing SO much easier. The quality is great, and they actually glide across the pole.” —CASEINPOINT

Get it from Amazon for $7.32 (available in three styles and five colors).

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A manual scalp massager brush that can not only help you relax on hectic days, but reduce flakiness and oily build-up from regular use of hair products. Dandruff has no room in your house!


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Promising review: “If you have stubborn dandruff, TRY THIS before you give up! I have seborrheic dermatitis, which causes a greasy build up of dandruff on my scalp. When I use this product to rub the shampoo through my hair while in the shower, it cleanses my scalp and removes the build up. My dandruff has significantly decreased and is almost gone. I have tried a variety of other products to get rid of my dandruff, including high-powered dandruff shampoo. None had worked before this. Side note: I have found this product works best on shorter hair, anything longer than shoulder length makes it a bit harder to pull through your hair. Overall I am incredibly pleased with this product.” —Marilyn

Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

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A silicone face mask “brush”, because mask application can be a time-consuming and messy endeavor…but not with this! It’s actually just one soft, flexible piece of silicone — meaning you’ll waste significantly less of your mask.


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Promising review: “I’m an esthetician and have never used a brush like this but decided to try it out. I was a bit skeptical about how it would feel since it is one piece (silicone) instead of bristles. My mask went on perfect and smooth and I didn’t have to waste any of the mask either. PLUS! You won’t have to worry about a bunch of mask getting stuck in your bristles, definitely purchasing more for my new job!” —Tamar Yacoubian

Get a set of two from Amazon for $3.98.

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A drink tracking bottle that’ll help you remember to put water in your body while you’re working away. We love to feel hydrated and healthy, yes we do!


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Promising review: “Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over 5x without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!” —Anna

Get it from Amazon for $17.98 (available in seven sizes/styles and 22 colors).

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And heat-resistant toaster bags for reheating sandwiches, fries, and other should-be crispy foods the RIGHT way — aka, not in the microwave where they tragically turn soggy. You can also make a quick grilled cheese with these things, you’re welcome.


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It will ALSO keep your toaster clean and free from a crumb takeover. Not to mention these are a great way to prevent cross-contamination when there’s a gluten-free member in the home. Each bag can be washed with soap and water and used up to 100 times.

Promising review: “I had no idea how well these would work. You can put toast, rolls, or anything that will fit in the slot even if it has jelly or spread. It doesn’t hurt the toaster and the food comes out warm.” —mare36

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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