Just 42 Things You Probably Never Thought To Buy (But Absolutely Should)

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Just 42 Things You Probably Never Thought To Buy (But Absolutely Should)

Make life a little easier than it has been.

1. A dirty dishwasher indicator if you keep forgetting to turn the dishwasher magnet over to “dirty” and end up accidentally reaching for soiled utensils. This simple gadget sits inside your dishwasher and requires no effort or thought from you! If it’s full of water, your dishes are clean. And if it’s empty, your dishes are dirty.

Dishwasher indicator sign showing


Promising review: “I have been looking for a dishwasher done indicator to use on a stainless steel front (no magnets). This is the BOMB. NO moving parts. No flimsy clips. No tape, glue, or magnets. Simply slip it over the edge of the bottom basket, and you are good. The sturdy clip does not flex, so there is no wear and tear. The action of the washer fills up the tube. DONE. The first time you open the door after washing, tip out the tube, and you are ready again. Hooray…something that works.” —MRMACHINE of Raleigh

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

2. A super small LED thumb light — you can attach this handy flashlight to just about anything. Need help finding your keyhole at night? Attach this thumb light to your keys! Can’t tell if your pup is eating a treat or a poo? Attach this thumb light to your leash!

Reviewer holding down the thumb light attached to a key

Reviewer holding down the thumb light attached to a TV remote

Promising review: “I just love it. It lights up a lot of area, not just the keyhole. Very bright light. I use it sometimes just to light my path when I walk in my house because the pathway is a bit dark.” —Miami Girl

Get it from Amazon for $5.25.

3. A pet hair remover so you’ll be able to reclaim your couch from the mob of fur that’s been plaguing your home this shedding season. And because it doesn’t use disposable adhesive strips, you can use this thing over and over and over and over and…

GIF of reviewer using the chom chom roller to remove fur from a couch

reviewer image of a chom chom roller open to reveal all the collected pet hair inside

Promising review: “I have a long-haired cat, and when spring hits, there is a ton of hair left on my rug and couch for a couple of months. I tried sticky strips, but they did not do a great job. I ordered this tool and was blown away by how great it worked. It not only picked up the hair and stored it, but it also kept on working until all the hair was gone off my couch. I love it, and I am very pleased with [how easy it is] to clean it up and throw the hair away. I give this a 5-star rating.” —gcommon

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

4. A pair of eyeshadow color removal sponges that cleans your makeup brushes without water so you can go from applying a neon pink eyeshadow to a bright white eyeshadow without breaking out the makeup brush shampoo OR having to dirty another brush.

gif showing an eyeshadow brush leaving pigment on an arm, then cleaned in the sponge for a few seconds, then wiped again on the arm showing no makeup is left on it

product photo of an eyeshadow brush being dipped into the container

Fellow BuzzFeed writer Jenae Sitzes is a fan of these sponges:

“I picked up this color removal sponge from Amazon after hearing about this hack on TikTok and can testify that it actually works SO well. I’m *so* bad about cleaning my brushes (I know…shameful), and this makes it super easy to clean a brush in a matter of seconds. So, even if I’m trying to do a *slightly* more elaborate eyeshadow look for the day, this makes the process of switching colors as quick and painless as possible. Also, it’s *super* lightweight, and I’ve already tossed it in my bag and brought it on vacation with me. This is one of those products I won’t be traveling without in the future if I plan on doing eyeshadow at any point — and it means you only need to pack one or two eyeshadow brushes!”

Promising review: “This product makes it even easier for me to be lazy when it comes to cleaning my brushes. It also allows me to use the same brush for a makeup look since I can swish away a previous shadow and move on to the next. Great buy. Super easy to wash.” —Azaleah Bumpus-Barnett

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

5. A programmable AC booster fan designed to increase and improve airflow from your HVAC systems. It has 10 speeds and can easily be mounted to your registers.

a reviewer photo of the booster fan installed on a floor vent

a reviewer photo of the booster fan installed on a wall vent with the cord hugging the doorway molding

Promising review: “I have a room that is extremely hot in the spring and summer. With this product (and the task of temporarily closing vents in other rooms), I am able to bring the temp down 6 degrees in that hot room in just one hour without affecting the temp anywhere else! Awesome!!” —Denise Davis

Get it from Amazon for $59.99

6. cold gel therapy cap — this cooling compression cap is designed to help with migraines and headaches. Just freeze it in the included freezer bag between uses to get a little relief!

reviewer wearing the cap across their forehead

another reviewer wearing the cap over their eyes

Read more about how temperature therapy can help — including how applying heat during the start of a migraine can help relax tense muscles, while cold compresses can have a numbing effect, which may dull pain — at Mayo Clinic

Promising review: “I have suffered from migraines my entire life and I’m almost 50 years old. As soon as I put this pack on my head I instantly felt relief from the five-day barometric pressure migraine I’ve had. The soft design was really nice and I love that it covered my whole head and was easy to put on. I recommend waiting a few minutes after taking it out of the freezer because it was really cold.” —T.

Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in five styles).

7. A set of snap-on sheet labels so you never have to look at your linen closet and question which sheets are for which bed. And since these labels snap on, they don’t require sewing or ironing!

a light blue queen label, a light green double label, an orange single label, and a gray king label

close-up of the label showing the snap attachment

Snap On Bedding Label / Etsy

Snap On Bedding Label is a small business run by Sunny Williams, a busy mom who wanted to spend less time finding the right sheets. 

Promising review: “These little snap tags have helped me organize my linen closet in a way I never thought possible! We have white sheets for every size bed in our home, and now I can tell the twins from the doubles and the queens from the kings! A tight snap that allows the sheets to go into the washer still tagged — genius!” —Janine Molinaro

Get a four-pack from Snap On Bedding ​Label on Etsy for $12.93 (available in sizes Twin–King).

8. A washing machine cleaning gel that you just let sit in the washing machine gasket for a few hours and then wipe away. (The mold that’s been growing inside your washing machine is close to gaining sentience.) So go ahead and add your washing machine to your spring cleaning to-do list.

before photo of black staining on a reviewer's washing machine gasket

after photo of the same washing machine and all the mold is gone from the gasket

Promising review: “Very satisfied. I tried everything to remove the black mold with no success. This product actually worked to remove the black mold. I applied the gel to the mold and left it to sit overnight. I was amazed the mold wiped off with a rag.” —Robin S. Johns

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

9. A pack of cold sore healing patches containing hydrocolloids to help your skin heal faster. These discreet patches create a moist environment that could help relieve pain, reduce blistering, and prevent scabbing.

image of a patch on a cold sore on a reviewer's lip

Promising review: “I wish I had found these sooner!! These cold sores were probably the worst I’ve had and wouldn’t clear up or stop itching/hurting. I googled cold sore remedies, and these happened to pop up. After reading the reviews, I immediately ordered them. They came right on time, and I put them on before bed last night. It’s been less than 36 hours and already these cold sores are healing up beautifully. I plan to order another pack or three, so I can keep one at home, one in my purse, and one in my locker at work so if I ever feel the warning tingle/itching of a new breakout, I can slap one of these bad boys on and get rid of it quickly! Highly recommend for my fellow cold sore sufferers.” —Jessica Hill

Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $13.98+ (also available in a pack of 30).

10. A magnetic towel since the last thing you wanna do after a tough workout at the gym is wipe your face with a towel that’s been sitting on the dirty floor.

reviewer photo of the black towel hanging from a treadmill by the magnet

Promising review: “Easier to attach/remove from a cart or bag. Magnet is removable for machine washing. Cleans balls/clubs well.” —Kent Watase

Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

11. An expanding shower curtain if your current shower curtain doesn’t understand the concept of personal space and keeps touching you while you shower. This adjustable curtain is machine-washable and doesn’t require rings or tools to be installed!

shower with the expanding shower curtain hung up on the shower rod


Promising review: “Getting attacked by my shower curtain is one of my greatest annoyances. This may not be the most glamorous curtain, but it does exactly what it’s supposed to. It doesn’t matter if you have a small bathroom either; it works fine for my small apartment bathroom.” —Rebecca Torres

Get it from Amazon for $41.99.

12. The Pink Stuff cleaning paste because no sticky saucepans, streaky stainless steel, or gunked-up glass shall prosper against you or this versatile and easy-to-use cleaner. This paste has got you covered from your caked-on stove top to your dirty rain boots.

Promising reviews: “I have never seen my sink so clean! It removed the limescale with a regular wash cloth and a little scrubbing.” —Cndrla

“I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top, and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!” —Micaela Gunderson

Get it from Amazon for $5.29.

13. A pack of four cactus-shaped dryer balls to help make sure your clothes and bedsheets dry evenly and completely. Plus, they’re reusable and just so darn cute!

image of reviewer holding up the cactus-shaped dryer ball which is covered in hair

Promising review: “These are the only dryer balls I’ve found that actually made me not need fabric softener sheets. It cuts down on static and I don’t find pet fur clinging to my clothes when I pull them out of the dryer.” —Tianhui Fan

Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five styles and in larger pack sizes).

14. A two-pack of reusable mop pads so you don’t have to waste money on single-use Swiffer pads for your deep cleans. Made using extra-thick microfibers, these mop pads are super absorbent!

Reviewer holding dirty mop pad after cleaning

Reviewer's Swiffer with mop pad attached

They’re compatible with the original Swiffer Sweeper!

Turbo Mops is a family-run small business that wants to help you live (and clean) more sustainably.

Promising review: “The Velcro closure alone is worth the purchase. It was really easy to put on (no more pinched fingers), and the hold was very strong. No more having to handle the dirty, drippy sheets to try to reattach them in the middle of cleaning the floor. I noticed that my floors are cleaner because the microfiber absorbs more and doesn’t just push the grime around the floor. Also, these can be washed in the washing machine for the next use.” —Rosemary Patterson

Get a pack of two from Turbo Mops on Amazon for $14.49.

15. Some deep-reaching, ergonomic “flossing toothbrushes” with dual-layered flossing bristles that are designed to get deep into the grooves of your teeth and gums.

A toothbrush with two layers of bristles, one long and thin and one shorter and thicker

before and after images of a reviewer whose plaque-covered teeth become clean

Mouthwatchers is a small business established by Ronald Plotka, DDS, specializing in antimicrobial toothbrushes designed for deeper cleans.

Here’s what BuzzFeed Shopping writer Emma Lord has to say: “I love it just after the first few days of use! I use an electric toothbrush usually, but I feel like I’m getting a much more satisfying clean from these?? Especially because I tend to get yellow stains between my teeth no matter *how* much I floss, and these bristles seem to actually target that a lot more effectively.” 

Promising review: “I’m amazed at how well this toothbrush cleans my teeth — it definitely gets between the teeth and also more importantly for me, gets in the small, deep crevices in my molars where I always have food stuck and regular toothbrushes couldn’t get stuff out. I brush more often (after meals/snacks) because of how effective it is. As stated, definitely go easy around the gums. The bristles feel soft, but will cause your gums to bleed if you use regular pressure. Nice and easy does the trick, SO WELL!” —Jason A.

Get a pair from Mouthwatchers on Amazon for $9.90 (also available in packs of four).

16. A pack of two durable legging organizers because your collection of leggings has just been stuffed in a drawer, taking up space and getting super scrunched up. Make it easier to grab your favorite pair from your closet!

Assorted leggings hanging from a leggings hanger in a closet

Promising review: “I bought these because I have limited closet space. The ability to hang 20 pairs of leggings saves me tons of room. I also like the clips that hold the leggings; they do not leave marks on the waistband!” —Sarah

Get them from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two colors and packs of one and four).

17. ceiling fan carbon air filter to catch dust, pollen, pet dander, and smoke. These self-adhesive filters are made from coconut shells whose lightweight structure traps particles and contaminants. Turn your ceiling fan into an air purifier!

The black carbon filter attached to the blade of a ceiling fan

Person holding three used carbon filters covered in dust

Promising review: “I wasn’t sure what to expect when purchasing these, but now they are a staple in every room of our house. Within three days the air smelled more crisp and was easier to breathe in our home. So simple and effective!” —Haylee Marez

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

18. A weed puller with a long handle so you don’t have to bend down to fight a weed’s tough roots with your bare hands. Get your spring garden in tip-top shape!

GIF of someone pulling a weed out of the ground with the weeder

image of reviewer holding up the weeder with a huge weed in it

Grampa’s Gardenware Co. is a family-owned small business that makes products that make the gardening, weeding, or harvesting of your land a little easier.

Promising review: “Oh my god, I friggin’ love this tool. I bought this on a whim, given my husband, and I bought our first house and knew nothing about caring for a yard, and boy, has it come in handy. Our new house had a ton of weeds in the front yard, and this tool helped me get most of them out in no time. In fact, the process of yanking out the weed was strangely satisfying! I don’t think anyone can say that weeding is fun, but this tool made it as close to fun as you can get” —JG 

Get it from Grampa’s Gardenware Co. on Amazon for $44.99.

19. A kids’ art frame that opens up to reveal storage space for up to 100 pieces of artwork so you can create an archive of all your kids’ masterpieces.

a reviewer's four frames hanging on the wall going up their stairs

a reviewer's open frame showing multiple pieces of artwork inside

Check out a TikTok of the art frames in action.

Promising review: “Wish I’d known about these with my first kid or my second. Now, I’m on my third, and our kitchen is littered with art projects. These were a great solution to clear out the clutter and make my kitchen look less like a kindergarten classroom. The frames store A LOT of art in them, and each kid has their own frame and can decide which picture to put on display. Magnetic case makes it easy to open but stays shut when it’s supposed to.” —probooks627

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 15 colors).

20. A bottle of Wet & Forget shower cleaner because you haven’t properly cleaned your shower in, well, ever. With this, you’ll just spray it on, wait 8–12 hours, then rinse it off. Super easy!

reviewer image of dirty and stained shower floor

after image of the same shower completely clean

Promising review: “I have well water. Something in my well water reacts with copper plumbing and turns my shower tiles blue. Since my bathroom color scheme isn’t on the blue spectrum, this is problematic. The well water also causes the shower glass to film up quickly. I’ve tried dozens and dozens of cleaners and scrubbed ’til my arms ached, trying to get ahead of the blue and scumminess. My ambition in life is NOT to be a full-time bathroom scrubber! I saw this stuff on a professional house cleaner’s TikTok (sorry, I don’t remember which one) and thought, ‘What the heck, might as well give it a try.’ Oh my goodness, the first day after my shower, I sprayed this stuff all over and walked away. The next morning, there was a NOTICEABLE reduction in the blue, and the glass looked clearer, too. On day two, I sprayed again and walked away. The next morning, the blue was gone except for a few spots on the floor tile, and the glass looked amazing. On day three, I sprayed the remaining spots, and the next morning, the shower practically looked new. NO SCRUBBING AT ALL!!!! This is my new favorite shower cleaner. The ONLY con I have is that it makes me sneeze while spraying from inside the shower, but I can live with that.” —L. J. Petillo

Get it from Amazon for $20.98+ (available in two sizes, two scents, and a pack of two).

21. An anti-bacterial butt acne-clearing lotion made with tea tree oil to help prevent breakouts. You may truly have a bottom as smooth as, well, a baby’s bottom.

a reviewer photo of their skin with many blemishes

a photo of the same reviewer with their skin now clean

Promising review: “I’ve used this product for about two months now. I try to remember to apply at least twice a day. Not only is the skin clearer, but the overall texture is much smoother and softer. I highly recommend giving this lotion a try.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.99

22. A pair of reusable Nippies silicone pasties so you can stop wearing uncomfortable bras just to prevent your nips from giving the world a bit of a show. You just put them on and peel them off — super simple! Plus, they’re designed to stay in place for up to 12 hours.

Five hands holding silicone pasties matching diverse skin tones, labeled from Creme to Espresso

A reviewer wearing the invisible pasties under a sheer lace bodysuit

Promising review: “I’ve tried so many nipple covers over the years, and these are just in a league of their own! They stick and don’t move (sweat, clothes, moisturizer, etc. — nothing budges them), but then they peel off so easily. It’s magic. They are completely seamless, and my husband (without prompting) said they looked like a second skin. I’ve got quite ‘triangular’ boobs, and they completely mold to the shape and look like I just have no nipples lol. Only when I’m suuuuuper cold does any level of nipple start to show through, and even then, it’s minimal. They’re more pricey than others I’ve bought before but so worth it. The others were one and done — these have held up through many wears and are still in perfect condition. Will repurchase them as soon as they wear out, without a doubt! No more bras!” —Alison

BuzzFeed editor Natalie Brown swears by these pasties! Check out her Nippies review to learn more.

Get a set from Amazon for $26.50+ (available in five shades and two sizes: one that fits cups A–C and one that fits cups D+).

23. A Shark Tank-famous bug bite suction tool for mosquito bite relief because you’re excited about tank tops and short shorts but not the fact that you’ll be exposed to some nasty bloodsuckers. It pretty much sucks the irritant out from under your skin so you can live an itch-free life.

reviewer before and after images; in the before image a big mosquito bite bulges from the skin and in the after image, the bite is gone

Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times, so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. It arrived Monday and Tuesday morning. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm, so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions), and immediately after use, it stopped itching! Less than 24 hours later, the bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but it’s a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: It’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca

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

24. A durable and super-accurate digital luggage scale since you bought a lot of new clothes on your journeys and you need to make sure your suitcase doesn’t exceed your airline’s weight maximum. 

reviewer photos of the luggage scale reading 40.56 pounds and the airport scale reading 40.5 pounds

You can also switch between pound and kilogram measurements. 

Promising reviews: “I cannot imagine how we would have managed a big international trip without this. It saved us so much stress and, I’m sure, surprise charges at the airport.” —Potter Freak

“This scale works and was accurate on four flights. First flight was a test at 46 pounds, and Delta scales said it was 46 pounds. The next two flights were at 49 pounds, and both United and Delta found it to be 49 pounds. The bag on the fourth flight weighed 49, but the United scale found it to be 48 pounds. Four different airports and scales proved that this scale is a good, low-cost, must-have item for air travel.” —Robert

Get it from Amazon for $7.64+ (available in four colors and a two-pack).

25. A pack of four adhesive sensory strips you can place on any smooth surface — like your desk or phone — to help keep your hands busy. Each strip has a unique texture, so you can find one that best suits you.

Gray strips attached to the top and the side of a desk


Promising review: “Our daughter struggles to find things to do with her hands during class that don’t bother other kids. These are a great solution, and she says she uses them all the time.” —K Davis

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $22.99.

26. A set of heel caps because it’s stiletto weather and you shouldn’t have to risk sinking into dirt, gravel, and grass just to look sharp.

plastic flower-shaped cap on stiletto heel keeping it from sinking into gravel

A pair of sparkling high-heeled shoes with heel caps on them

Promising review: “I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. First, I walked outside in thick grass, and the wedding photos were taken in a mushy grassy area. I didn’t sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. My heels were fabulous. I then decided to leave them on for the rest of the night since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. So glad I tried them. I was showing them off to the other ladies, and everyone loved the look of them.” —J L D

Get a pair on Amazon for $11.99 (available in four sizes).

Check out my colleague’s full Stoppers Heel Protectors review.

27. toenail brace set designed to help correct ingrown toenails without surgery. Reviewers say it helped get rid of the pain caused by their curved nails.

left: bent, u-shaped nail in september right: normal looking nail by november

The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it, including a nail file, solvent, and cotton swabs.

Promising review: “I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem, and it could be resolved! Now I’m on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON’T grow curved into my skin!” —Jamie H.

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

28. A pair of contoured Wrist Buddy yoga blocks so you can more easily hold that stretch, twist, or plank. They can also help relieve pressure on your wrist, which may result in less pain.

Two yoga block comparison for ergonomic support, one flat and one with contoured design for improved comfort and stability


Promising review: “I typically have pretty bad pain in my right wrist. So, when I wanted to start yoga again, I did not want to aggravate it. These blocks have helped tremendously. I can now do poses like downward dog with no wrist pain at all!” —Cris

Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four colors).

29. A wig dryer stand that’ll allow you to easily and quickly dry your wigs from the inside out. This stand has straps that’ll keep your wig in place while you blow it dry.

reviewer photo of the wing stand

another reviewer photo of a wig on the stand and a dryer in the hole

Note that you should not use heat settings on your dryer while using this wig stand. Also, please don’t leave the wig stand unattended for too long if the hair dryer is plugged in and running!

Promising review: “10/10. I can’t see myself drying my wigs any other way moving forward. What took 2–3 days for my wigs to air dry now takes minutes. I more than likely won’t use it for styling, but that option is available.” —Stacy

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

30. A magical mascara remover since it’ll remove that stubborn (but admittedly long-lasting) waterproof mascara. It applies a liquid that melts away makeup while nourishing skin with camellia oil, almond oil, argan oil, and wild rose oil.

reviewer photo of the mascara remover, which looks like a tube of mascara and has a wand similar to a mascara wand

And BuzzFeed writer Melanie Aman is in love with this thing:

“This stuff is MAGICAL. I have stick-straight Asian lashes that refuse to hold a curl with wetter mascara formulas. As a result, I have to use waterproof mascara, which is a total pain to remove at night. Instead of rubbing my eyes raw with makeup removers that burn, I apply this like mascara, let it sit for a few minutes, and my waterproof mascara MELTS. Then I go in with a micellar water–soaked cotton pad and my mascara is gone in 1–2 passes.”

Promising review: “TikTok made me buy it. It definitely does the trick, and it’s super portable.” —Mbae

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

31. A pack of K-Cup cleaners if you haven’t cleaned your machine in awhile and your coffee hasn’t been tasting quite like coffee lately. Pop one of these nontoxic cups into your Keurig to give it the deep clean it’s been needing.

reviewer image of a cup of dirty water under a keurig machine

Three glasses filled with dirty water becoming clearer

Promising review: “I had no idea that cleaning a Keurig was a thing. I bought these because I saw them on TikTok, believe it or not. I wanted to give it a go because my Keurig isn’t that old, and I didn’t think it would do anything. IT WORKS SO WELL! My Keurig wasn’t as nasty as some I’ve seen, luckily. I would highly recommend. Keeps everything running correctly and clean.” —Lauren

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

32. A backseat extender so your pup can get their biiiiig stretches in while you’re on the road. It even has hidden storage for all your dog’s toys (and other things that your dog doesn’t care about)! 

Dog sitting in the back row of a vehicle, resting its paws on the seat extender

backseat extender open to reveal storage


This is designed with medium-sized dogs (30 lbs.) in mind.

Promising review: “We used this for a road trip because we knew the back of the SUV would be too full for the dog, and there would be two kids in the backseat. It was the perfect solution. It was rather sturdy, and, yes, it was a little difficult to fit in the seat, but that can be remedied by moving the seat back and then putting it back into place. But also, it should be tight to be strong. It was the perfect height for us to put her dog bed on top, and she was blissfully happy the whole time. It was wide enough to accommodate her bed and give her room but still, the right size to give plenty of room for the kids’ feet next to it. It is definitely one of my better road trip purchases. You’d be surprised how much you can fit in it. We’ve put in four cases of seltzer that are long and narrow, plus a large Tupperware of dry food for the dog and all of her toys.” —Tiffany O.

Get it from Amazon for $37.70.

33. A jetted tub cleaner scientifically engineered to get all the yuck from soap and body oil buildup out of your tub’s jets in 15 minutes!

reviewer holding up bottle of tub cleaner above their tub

reviewer image of a jetted tub spewing out dirty foam

Oh Yuk is a family-owned small business.

Promising review: “Oh my gosh! You think your tub is clean, and then you see what comes out with this! I followed the directions (fill tub over jets, pour in cleaner, turn on jets), and almost immediately, disgusting residue shot out. And then, more came out as the formula had time to circulate. I’m so glad I got this cleaner instead of sitting in filth, especially because we just bought a new house, and I thought, ‘Maybe I should try to find out if there is a special cleaner for these tubs.’ Glad I did and can know my tub is cleaned out.” —Aaron Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $18.73.

34. And a hot tub cleaner from the same brand because it’ll remove all the gunk hiding in the plumbing. All the dirt, grime, oil, and sweat will go bye-bye in exchange for improved water clarity and filtration.

Hand holding

Outdoor hot tub with dirt brown foam buildup

Promising review: “Our hot tub was so much grosser than I could have imagined. The amount of ick that this stuff got out of the jets was surprising. Honestly so embarrassing. I drained and cleaned the tub a few months ago but did not think of getting this jet cleaner. I will not make that mistake again. The hot tub smells so so clean now. I will definitely use this again next time I drain the tub.” —Kaerlia

Get it from Amazon for $18.36.

35. A WD-40 pen — a multi-use lubricant in a convenient pen form! This works great at stopping squeaks, protecting against corrosion, loosening rust, and removing grime!

reviewer using the pen on a door hinge

Promising review: “I love WD-40 products and use them for everything. I spray on shovels to keep dirt or snow from sticking, spray around windows and thresholds to deter bugs, clean Sharpies off wood and walls, and, of course, stop squeaky doors. These small direct-point application pens are great. Keep one in the glove box, my kitchen ‘junk’ drawer, and in the house toolbox.” —BBP623

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

36. A long-reaching lotion applicator so you can moisturize your back without trying (and failing) to force your arms to bend in ways they simply don’t. You can also use this to apply self-tanner or sunscreen on your back. No more sunburns in places you normally can’t reach!

Collage of people using holding the lotion applicator


Promising review: “Living alone, it is impossible to lotion your own back. This tool is perfect. It works very well to distribute the lotion all over and is easy to clean. Absolutely love it!” —Kathi

Get it from Amazon for $24.44.

37. Shark Tank-famous grocery bag carrier designed to distribute the weight of heavy bags so you can more easily make it from point A to point B. Because it’s so light and compact, you can toss it in your purse so you’re ready for any impromptu grocery shopping.

A model with a purple handle clinging to two heavy bags

Reviewer using a pink handle to lift a bunch of grocery bags of a car

Click & Carry is a small business that specializes in easy-carry accessories. 

Promising review: “TikTok made me buy it. This is great when you have a few bags and a box. For example, if you balance the bags, you can throw them over your shoulder and walk inside, and you have two free hands to carry the box, which is great. Product seems well-built and is comfortable on your shoulder or hand because of the padding.” —Hung

Get it from Click & Carry on Amazon for $13.99 (available in seven colors and packs of two). 

38. A pack of two flexible dryer vent cleaners because there’s likely a bunch of trapped lint causing your clothes to still come out kinda damp. Use this to get all that gunk out, which will also help to prevent dryer fires!

reviewer image of the dryer vent cleaner next to a pile of lint and dust

Promising review: “I clean my dryer vent after every single use. I was shocked to see so much lint and dust come out! It was very simple to use and it really works! I kept one for myself and gave the other to my daughter.” —Shari Schmidt

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

39. A super smart (and cute) humidifier tank cleaner for keeping your humidifier mold- and mildew-free for up to 30 days. It kills odor-causing bacteria, which you need if your humidifier has been spewing out some smelly smells.

the blue plastic fish filled white white balls that sanitize the water

the fish swimming around a humidifier

Promising review: “I LOVE these little fish. I’ve been using them for about 2.5 years now and I truly believe they help keep the humidifier and water cleaner. People don’t realize all the nasty mold and bacteria that can be growing in their humidifier and then released into the air in their room! I’ve noticed a huge difference in mold growth when I use these fish.” —Shelly

Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

40. A pair of shoe holsters so you can easily attach your gym sneakers to your backpack without having to sacrifice space inside of it.

Backpack with a pair of red sneakers hanging from it with the shoe holsters

Promising review: “Great option for those stinky cleats to air out after a game without taking up room in the soccer bag.” —Ash

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

41. A pack of super cute daisy-shaped air vent clips you simply attach a fragrance piece to in order to fill your car with deliciously fresh scents. 

reviewer photo of pink daisy clips on their car vent

Promising review: “Decided to personalize my car and saw these flowers while searching. They are SO CUTE!! It’s super easy to put on the vents; they don’t wiggle around or make noise! Would definitely recommend!” —kated

Get it from Amazon for a set of six for $8.99 (available in three sizes and eight color combinations).

42. A pack of hat sweat liners because they’ll absorb sweat, hopefully before it makes its way to your eyes. They’ll also help prevent sweat stains from ruining the inside of your hats.

reviewer image of a sweat liner in a white cap

NoSweat is a small business!

Promising review: “I show horses in Texas, and it’s hot! I started using these in my riding hats a few years ago and they’re a game changer. They capture all the sweat and keep it from running in my eyes. I can usually use one for a few different competitions. They don’t change how the hats fit either, because they’re very thin.” —ponygirlatcua

Get a pack of three from NoSweat on Amazon for $25+ (available in larger pack sizes).

The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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