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31 Things That’ll Help Save Your Day From Minor Inconveniences

31 Things That’ll Help Save Your Day From Minor Inconveniences

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1.

A set of cable clips that can be used to organize and prop up your chargers (because nothing is more annoying than your charger slipping behind your nightstand), *or* as a clever way to store your toothbrushes.


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Promising review: “It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!” —Nelis Perez

Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.94.

2.

An antiperspirant lotion formulated for your hands and feet to give you some relief from sweaty palms and soles, and the frustration that comes with it.


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Promising review: “My husband had researched so many products concerning his feet sweating. We have bought different kinds of socks and tried moisture soaking insoles too. Nothing worked. He stumbled across this product and it worked miracles on his feet. If you have problems with your feet sweating a lot, then I highly recommend this product!! It really works! So glad we took a chance on it! You should too!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.95, and check out their antiperspirant wipes.

3.

A double-ended extension cord, because sometimes you need two but only have one outlet to spare. Go ahead, plug that lamp in! And that charger! And that router!


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Cords are six feet long and have three plugs each.

Promising review: “I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room! I ended up getting this due to my king-size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my two lamps on my nightstand and this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time.” —Ryan

Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

4.

A dry shampoo POWDER (!!) so you can ditch the shower on late mornings and walk out the door with hair that *looks* like it just got a fresh wash. Hey, nobody has to know it’s going on day three…or five.


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Promising review: “I am so shocked at how well this works! I have never been able to find a dry shampoo that works on my hair for all day! This stuff actually works on my fine blonde hair. I have been able to go two days without showering (haven’t tried longer). I can still run my fingers through my hair after using it and it even lasts all day and I only have to touch up the next day. Would recommend to anyone. AMAZING.” —AAH

Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

5.

A PopWallet that takes the convenience of a wallet with the stability of a PopGrip and combines them into one genius product. You’ll never have to take sacrifice the perfect selfie just to have your credit cards around.


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Promising review: “I have been looking for the best of both worlds when I comes to iPhone accessories for a long time. This holds my cards and gives me a PopGrip. I can’t be more proud of this purchase.” —Mckenzie G.

Get it from PopSockets starting at $25.

6.

A condiment fork you can literally attach to your favorite jar of pickles. No more dirtying dishes, no more trying to reach the last little guy waaaay down at the bottom of the jar — just pop out the teeny fork, and snack away.


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Promising review: “What a great little invention! Who knew that we needed one of these things, but what a handy little gadget to have. This comes with two rings, one that will fit a large jar of pickles and one for a small jar like the size those little sweet gherkins come in. The pickle fork thingy is easy to remove from the holder, and if you want to put it back in the holder after fishing out your pickles without rinsing it, no worries. The little pocket and the bottom can hold a lot of errant pickle juice. It works equally well on jars of olives. It makes removing an olive or two so much more…civilized!” —PT Cruiser

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

7.

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 $10.76.

8.

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.

9.

A suuuuuuuper duper small spatula made to get into the nooks and crannies of your best beauty products and remove every last drop so when you run out last minute (it always happens on the busiest days!!!), you’re still ~covered~.


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Promising review: “Fantastic product. I’m able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Just clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you will get your money’s worth out it. Already bought more as gifts.” —HMSK

Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

*And! Get a 10-pack of tiny jars ($6.99) for any leftover makeup you scraped out of the original bottle.

10.

A universal socket that uses steel spring pins to adjust and fit a variety of screws, nuts, and bolts so the days of carrying 20+ different tools are O-V-E-R.


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Promising review: “This thing is great. It will save you time looking for the right socket. It is under $10 and it has already saved me more than that in time alone. If you are like me and don’t like messing around with dozens of different tools to fix a small issue, then this is the product for you. Obviously, it may not work in every situation depending on the size of the fastener you are trying to remove or if it is in a tight spot; however, it works in enough situations where I consider this a must buy for the amateur handyman.” —Pete

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

Read BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this under-cabinet lid opener.

Get it from Amazon for $13.69.

12.

A dual-blade package opener for *safely* (safely being the key word here) opening 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 $11.31.

13.

A variety pack of heel and shoe inserts to not only protect your feet from blisters, but provide extra support for your soles. Go ahead, wear those super cute work heels that give you blisters…’til now that is.


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Promising review: “I love these and wish I had them for every pair of heels I own. They can be a little annoying to put on because they are extremely sticky, but once they’re on they’re on. I bought the pack for four different heels for my week of sorority recruitment and used them on every pair and even stowed away the extras for my next pair. My favorite part is that the back connects to the heel, making it stay in place. When I have bought just heel ones in the past, they never stayed on.” —Amazon Customer

Get an assortment pack of eight pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

14.

A taco holder for perfectly cradling your masterpieces and stopping any ingredients from tragically falling out. And besides, don’t we all need more reasons to eat more tacos???


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They’re dishwasher (top shelf) and oven safe (up to 500 degrees).

Promising review: “My kids love the double-decker tacos I make, but they fall apart when I put them on a plate. These holders keep everything in place. They making assembling the tacos much easier too. When you’re making 12 tacos at once, you can set these up like an assembly line. I definitely recommend them.” —AlphaPepper

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.95+.

15.

A microwave plate cover featuring a genius magnetic hover function — and I *dare* that spaghetti sauce to try and splatter all over your freshly cleaned zap box NOW! Your long week doesn’t deserve it, ok?


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This clever and clean kitchen tool is dishwasher safe and simply attaches to the top of your microwave.

Promising review: “We’ve had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You’re don’t constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It’s a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!” —Olivia358

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

16.

A manual scalp massager brush that can not only help you relax on hectic days, but reduce pesky 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 buildup. 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).

17.

And! clarifying shampoo you can use once a week in place of your usual shampoo to remove that annoying residue left behind from heavy hair products.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this shampoo. I have thick but fine, curly hair. I get a lot of buildup because of the products I use to define my curls and control frizz. Curly hair is very dry so shampooing daily is a no-no. This shampoo is perfect because I can use it on my roots once (sometimes twice) a week to cut down any buildup. I highly recommend for anyone who uses a lot of products but isn’t able to shampoo often.” —Mary C

Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

18.

A set of toe caps for protecting ingrown nails, corns, blisters, and other painful areas and preventing 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).

19.

An anti-chafing balm to give your skin some relief on sweaty days. Plus, it’s made with hydrating ingredients that won’t clog pores — and yup, that all sounds A+ to me.


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Promising review: “From riding bikes to walking around an amusement park in shorts, any activity that caused my thighs to rub for extended periods of time left chaffing and even scabs on my inner thighs. A friend of mine is a triathlete and she recommended this product. What a life-changer! I can go bike riding in the Florida heat in shorts now! I can once again go to theme parks or the beach and walk around all day without having to suffer. This stuff is literally magic. I coat it on just before my activity and I don’t ever need to reapply. Doesn’t leave any white marks or do anything funky. It’s like it’s not even there. I love love love this stuff.” —amazon customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.


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Promising review: “This tape was perfect for what I needed. It stuck perfectly to my skin and the revealing shirt I was wearing. When it came time to taking it off it hurt a lot but then I realized it was because I was peeling it against my hairs. Once I switched the direction I was peeling, it came off super easy! I wore this to a concert where I was dancing and jumping and everything stayed in and the tape stayed intact! Highly recommend!” —Shirley

Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $9.90.

21.

Extra-pointy cotton swabs here to save the day from any makeup slip-up. Use them to quickly fix eyeliner, lipstick, and eyeshadow mistakes with its precision tip, and you’re out the door!


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People also use them to clean lenses and hard-to-reach places, like in between the letters on keyboards.

Promising review: “I’m very satisfied with these. They are great for touching up eye makeup. I used them for applying eye shadow, too. But, the biggie for me is, they clean up under-eye smudges. Also, great to keep in your purse for when your mascara gets a bit smeared under your lower lashes. These work so much better than regular cotton swabs.” —Vicki LF

Get an 800-pack from Amazon for $8.98.

22.

Shower curtain clips you simply attach to your shower walls to ensure water stays on the *inside* of the tub. IDK about you, but I sure don’t want to spend my mornings moppin’ up water.


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Promising review: “We live in a small apartment that is a converted attic space. As such we have slanted ceilings throughout different spaces. One such space was in the shower, where at the end there were six or so inches that the shower curtain did not reach. It was not a huge issue in the summer because it was hot, and I needed a little fresh air; however, as it started to cool down, I was losing precious steamy warm air out this giant gap. I saw this product in a BuzzFeed article, and it was exactly what I was looking for! The adhesive is very strong but the curtain itself is easy to remove to open. I only used one, and it was strong enough to keep the whole side of the wall blocked.” —starvingcollegestudent

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $7.69.

23.

Heel protectors that’ll not only keep your best pumps from getting ruined, but prevent you from sinking into the grass or losing a shoe to those cursed street grates.


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You just never know where the day can take you, and if for some reason it takes you to some wet grass, you’ll be set.

Promising review: “I needed these for a pair of heels I planned to wear to an outdoor wedding. I took a chance with a size small without measuring my heels. Despite being a touch too large for my heels, they only slipped off once while I was seated. I’m very satisfied with how these held up and protected my shoes! They were easy to apply and remove, and small enough to slip into your purse.” —J. St Louis

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four sizes).

24.

A life-changing shoe spray that kills odor-causing bacteria and keeps your best sandals from smelling like death. Hot summer days are approaching fast — now you and your feet can get through them stink-free.


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Promising review: “This stuff REALLY works. All my kids shoes were super stinky and I gave each one a spray. The results were immediate and long lasting. You can’t imagine how happy I am because all those smelly toes were getting to me. I also really like that it’s all natural and has a fresh clean scent.” —MoogliWoogli

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

25.

A discreet little password book that’ll serve ya a friendly reminder when you can’t remember what your favorite pizza topping was in 2007.


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Promising review: “I LOVE this little book! What an awesome idea someone had when they came up with this! I have always had to write my passwords in some sort of notebook/journal since I have so many accounts and can never remember any of them, but this just made it SO much easier! It’s in alphabetical order which is super convenient and it’s discreet yet not boring enough to get shuffled away with other paperwork and notebooks.” —Erika Gustafson

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

26.

LED-dimming stickers so you can sleep in complete peace (and darkness!) and not be bothered by obnoxiously flashing router and console lights.


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They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you’d like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger full black-out edition!

Promising review: “This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I’ve blocked the light with a cover so it doesn’t shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn’t have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I’m more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! The product is easy to remove and doesn’t leave a sticky residue at all, which can’t be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you’re trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!” —Amazon Customer

Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $5.59.

27.

And a cup holder designed to fit on shopping carts so you don’t have to chug your freshly poured 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.

28.

A pack of no-tie shoelaces, because nothing is more annoying than your laces constantly untying themselves like some type of black magic. Who keeps untying them!?! Well NO MORE.


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Promising review: “I’ve always hated dealing with floppy shoelaces that either come untied or require a bulky double bow. I’m also lazy and like to slip my shoes on and off without untying/retying. These solve all my problems while adding color to dull shoes and (optionally) making me more visible to cars at night. Now, my shoes take a half-second to pull on or off, and feel secure on my feet. Where have these shoelaces been all my life?” —CKO

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 42 colors).

29.

A handy tool so you can ditch the time-consuming struggle that is fake eyelash application. It holds the falsies in place so adding glue is easy, and actually attaching them to your lash line is even easier. Thank the heavens, honestly.


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Promising review: “Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can’t believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in 1min less with this tool.” —CITY Beauty

Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

30.

A thermal windshield cover — aka your foolproof way to rid ice and snow from your windshield in a matter of seconds. Late mornings have nothing on you.


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It also attaches to your side mirrors with straps for extra stability. It’s waterproof and measures 75″ by 42″. It fits a majority of cars, trucks, and SUVs, and tucks into the doors of your car to prevent theft.

Promising review: “I bought the cover for my Dodge Caliber and it fits like a glove. The straps go around the side mirrors and the flaps get folded into the car and you shut the doors. This keeps the fabric nice and tight so the wind will not move it. It covers the wipers and the little space between the wipers and the hood, so ice and snow will not accumulate there either. I pulled it off after light snow last night and it just slid right off. I folded it and threw it in the back. Perfect for winter weather.” —Paula

Get it on Amazon for $29.95+ (available for front and back windows).

31.

And a wrinkle release spray for the “oh crap, I am running so late” mornings when there’s no time to lug out the iron or steamer.


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Promising review: “As a college student with a full course load, I’m in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It’s also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes.” —Seth

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

Hopefully now this will *NOT* be you.


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