47 Helpful Products You’ll Feel So Smart For Owning
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Including a shoe-cleaning kit that can make your favorite kicks look brand new again.
Promising review: "This stuff is great! It was a game changer for my 4-year-old’s curls. Turned them from a tangled mess to beautiful ringlets. I wish I would have bought sooner." —Jessica Leyendecker
Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a two-pack).
Promising review: "TikTok made me buy this, and it is money well spent!! I’m convinced that my beagle sheds a full coat of hair and regrows it daily! I use this on my bed every single day and it blows my mind how well it works. Before this I was going through 4–5 disposable sticky rollers a month and spending 3x longer to remove dog hair. I am buying these for everyone in my family as Christmas gifts this year! ❤️" —tiff4short
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
BuzzFeed Shopping editor Amanda Davis says: "So, I have about three pairs of shoes that have just been sitting in my closet because while they are sooo so cute, the leather was too tight for my foot to comfortably get inside 'em. Did I return them? Nope. (We all know the hassle of online returns, right?) Instead, I bought this shoe stretch spray on a whim. I didn't expect much but WOW! The shoes that took me a minute of struggling to get into fit *perfectly* now!!
The process was as simple as could be, too. I just sprayed my shoes (inside and out, heel to toe) like there was no tomorrow, I put on some semi-thick socks (just to ensure I had ample room later), and wore the shoes around my house for about 30–40 minutes. As I was walking around, I could literally feel them begin to loosen up.
After about 30 minutes, I took my shoes and thick socks off, and the shoes just ~slide~ on. Easy Peasy. Now I have a new favorite pair of shoes and zero dollars have been wasted. I tried these with a pair of chunky leather loafers, but I can only imagine what they'll do for my pair of Doc Martens — the boots known to take a while to break into. This stuff is a must!"
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
Promising review: "I heard all about these on TikTok, so I decided to order. I switched my birth control and was having a ton of breakouts, these are amazing! They helped me stop picking at my face and my skin is so clear now. I will always have these in my house from now on!" —Kiara Galloway
Get it from Amazon for $11.97.
Promising review: "These travel pill cases are totally worth it! We are always out and about traveling, and this case helps keep the travel pharmacy organized! No more clunky pill bottles. The pill case is very sturdy and has a clasp that stays tightly latched. The compartments on the inside are easy to open with plenty of storage for pills. I was able to fit about 10 larger pills into the smaller compartments. It’s nice to also have the larger compartments too. You can fit wrapped cough drops or other medications in those. Highly recommend!!" —Sydney Harsh
Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.57.
Promising review: "Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? For years, I’ve been using cotton swabs dipped in makeup remover to remove little goofs or mistakes. This is so much better and portable! Erases waterproof mascara marks around my eyes easily. This is a must-buy product!!" —Katherine
Get it from Amazon for $7.97.
TFY is a small business creating genius tech accessories. This strap is designed to fit the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, and 6-inch Kindle Fire.
Promising review: "I already loved my Kindle Paperwhite, but this makes it even better. It looks bulkier in the picture than it actually is. There's enough room in the strap for A FINGER (not two), and it weighs close to nothing — maybe an ounce. I wanted something that would make it easier to hold in front of my face while reading on the plane (to avoid bent-over posture) and also an easy loop to put my finger through when reading on my side (in bed). It folds flat to fit in a sleeve as well. Perfect for my needs!" —Andrew H.
Get it from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in two sizes).
Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware which I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.99.
Promising review: "Acne scars? Read this. I found out about this product while scrolling through TikTok last week. It came highly recommended, so I decided to look up the price on Amazon. After reading several reviews, I figured I might as well try it out. Today is the fourth day I used the product on my face. My skin looks dewy and nice. The discoloration on my cheeks from a few years old acne scars is improving. My skin looks younger — it’s hard to describe, but I can see a difference. It looks less rough. I’ve been using it morning and night." —Yasmin Rodriguez
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes and also a 24-pack).
Promising review: "I bought this because I saw it on TikTok, and have been having issues with mosquito bites. Used it a few time to relieve itchiness and I am convinced it works! Have been recommending it to my family and friends. Read the directions and follow them carefully. Don't use this on your face or neck, or other sensitive areas. Don't do a lot of suction, just a little bit. And do it a few times if needed. Great invention!" —Joe
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and also a two- and three-pack).
Turbo Microfiber Store is a small business creating microfiber reusable mop pads and other cleaning products.
Promising review: "OK, so I was never skeptical about this product, but it has really WOW'd me. It works better than the traditional disposable wet and dry Swiffer pads. I think it has everything to do with the texture. I have long hair, and my bathroom gets pretty hairy, just did a quick sweep of my bathroom using this thing and it pretty much picked up everything. I also used it as a 'mop' in my entryway, and it worked very well." —atstrmn
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.68.
It can be used on washable fabrics, including leather, vinyl, nubuck, suede, canvas, cloth, and more. You should follow the instructions on the bottle. Start by getting the brush a little damp, apply two to three drops of the Pink Miracle on the brush. Then scrub your shoes and re-wet the brush as needed. When you're done, you can use a cloth to wipe away any dirt, soap, and water.
Promising review: "I’m super hesitant about shoe cleaners in general because they NEVER seem to work but I have absolutely no regrets here! I bought a pair of light-colored Vans a few months ago and sprayed the crap out of them with protectant but my bf's puppy stepped all over them with muddy paws. 😩 After a few days, I decided to try out my cleaner and was honestly so convinced it wouldn’t work that I didn’t even bother taking before and after pictures. My shoes were literally brand-new looking after minimal effort! Will absolutely buy this product again because I’ll need it after I clean everyone’s shoes in the house!" —Kaila
Get it from Amazon for $18.97+ (available in two sizes).
The band applies pressure on the P6 acupressure point that is said to help relieve nausea and vomiting. Read more about acupressure and nausea at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Promising review: "I'm pretty skeptical of this kind of thing because I thought it was a placebo...put on the wrist bands and all of the sudden you feel better because you think you should. I was completely wrong. I'm 7 weeks pregnant with two kids 4 and younger and the nausea was making it so hard to get through the day as a mom and I could barely get through cooking dinner for my family. These take the edge off so I hardly feel it. I can tell they work because sometimes I'll accidentally push one of the wrist bands out of place and I'll know because the nausea comes back. These are amazing and so so worth it!!" —Amazon Customer
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.53.
BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Elizabeth Lilly says: "That's me pumping my signature perfume into one of these travel atomizers I've been using for about a year. As the reviewer below mentions, it's great to just throw in your purse on the reg for a fragrance re-up throughout the day. As you can see, it's about the size of my thumb and therefore takes up very little room. Plus! It's smaller than most rollerball travel fragrances you can pick up. This first one is working so well, that I just have the other three in storage. But if this one bites the dust this summer during travels, I'll be OK about digging into my stores to use one of the remaining three...especially at this price point."
Promising review: "These work so great. Love it!!! I put my favorite perfumes in each one. When I wear a perfume I put the matching one to the perfume I’m wearing for the day in my purse. So I can freshen up my scent later! I like to smell pretty all day!!! They are small and compact but hold enough before you have to refill as well." —Nikki
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.65.
Rocco & Roxie is a family-owned small business that offers pet supplies, from cleaners, to treats, grooming tools, toys, and more.
Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. I have tried so many cleaners from local stores and NOTHING would get the smell out! Let me include a side note that I have three kittens and one dog — the dog AND one of my kittens are continuously having accidents on our carpet, and it has been a NIGHTMARE. This product has been a lifesaver. It's super easy to use too. Just clean up the mess, soak the area, wait five minutes, and soak up the product. As soon as you spray this stuff on the spot, the smell is completely gone. I wish I would have known about this stuff when my pet mess problem originated. I will DEFINITELY be purchasing more and highly recommend this stuff!! Great product." —Danielle Brittain
Get it from Amazon for $19.97.
Check out our full Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator review for more!
Promising review: "I received this yesterday; installed it last night. Took my first bath with it today, and boy, does it work. I did not rate whether it’s easy to remove or clean, as I haven’t done those yet, but I don’t see why either would be an issue. If you’re an avid bath-taker like I am (baths are needed sometimes to warm up during our cold Wisconsin winters) and are tired of the water level going down as quickly as you’re trying to fill it, I definitely recommend this. My only complaint is that I should’ve bought the sooner… I’ve spent years and years using strips of old rags, sponge materials, etc. to try to keep the water from seeping out (which results in smelly, moldy material), but this works like a charm." —HeartStar14
Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in nine colors).
SockDock is a small business founded by Kevin Bunn in March 2017 after he got so frustrated losing socks while doing laundry.
Promising review: "For the last six years, I have lost literally dozens of socks. No one would fess up to having them stuffed in their drawers or crammed underneath their beds. So, it must be the sock gnomes or if you are familiar with Family Guy. I have been using the SockDock for about a month, I've washed about three or four loads, and guess what, not one sock was lost. It does take some commitment to load soiled socks on the tree, but it's worth the effort. They come out of the wash, and you just hang them up and pull fresh ones off. I highly recommend if you can commit yourself to the process." —S. Peterson
Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).
It's also more hygienic than sticking your fingers into the product directly if it comes in a tub.
Promising review: "I absolutely love these. I saw them on TikTok and ordered them right away. I've been using them for months now and they make applying masks so much easier. I get a much more even application than I did with my hands or with other brushes. Extremely easy to use, clean, and store. Love love love!" —caterina
Get a 2-pack from Amazon for $5.50.
It comes with a small-dice blade, large-dice blade, spiral blade, and ribbon blade that are interchangeable and gives you the option to chop, slice, and julienne vegetables. Plus, you get a lid with a built-in chop and a storage container to hold the veggies.
Fullstar is a small business established in 2017 that specializes in kitchen gadgets.
Promising review: "I’ve had this for a couple of months now, and it makes my life SOOOOO much easier. Anything I’ve thrown at it, it’s sliced with ease. Tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onions, celery, carrots...EASY! I even use to chop the eggs when I make potato salad now since it’s so easy and makes perfect slices.
"What used to take me three to four mins chopping up an onion and then a face full of ruined makeup, now takes less than one minute and no makeup ruined. The blades are SHARP, definitely be careful when removing them. But the lock on the tray makes it easy and so far I haven’t hurt myself with it. Typically, I’ll use it and then rinse out the top and put it in the dishwasher. It’s been through on the top rack well over 20 times now and still looks brand new. If something ever happens to this one, I’ll be back to get another one. It saves me so much time when cooking dinner!" —Macygrey09
Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two styles and three colors).
Promising review: "This actually works! I usually have to wear two high impact sports bras. This is life changing but do try different positions. One reviewer said to put it lower on the back and higher on the front and this made all the difference for me. Now I can wear one bra and this and get zero bounce even during jumping exercises. This is the best brand. I tried another popular one and it was useless, not sure why. I am a bra size 34F or G depending on brand and S/M in this item was the correct size. Don’t size up. Go by the recommended dress size because you need this to be snug. Highly recommended." —Eireen
Get it from Amazon for $13.98 (available in sizes S–XL and two colors).
Plus, it was created by a Black-owned small business!
Promising review: "This is amazing. I can't believe I didn't buy this sooner. It works just as it says. Fill the sink with lukewarm water, put the thaw claw in, and put meat under the thaw claw. 15 minutes later....... Voila! Thawed. I use this every night. If you are debating...... don't! Buy it now — you will not regret it." —Kristen
Get it from Amazon for $17.95.
Promising review: "As a new mom, I didn't even know something like this existed. It's super helpful for car rides and when shopping with a baby. I just bought it for my son at 13 months, and after two or three uses, he picked it up right away. Now snacks are easily eaten anywhere and with little-to-no mess! Wish I would have bought this sooner, but now I know for the next one." —Geraldine Brophy
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6 (available in two color combinations and also a set of four).
Promising review: "Saw on TikTok (don’t judge) and automatically added to cart. So easy to use, takes probably a minute to fully bubble up and clean, and you’re left with a clean sink! I use with other drain cleaning products, but would 100% recommend for weekly maintenance." —Jessica Hamilton
Get a four-pack from Amazon for $3.78.
Promising review: "I bought this product to take on our vacation. I am so glad I did. I got burnt on my lower legs and tops of my feet. I though I had put enough sunscreen on. I didn't. That night I woke with my legs and feet both burning and itching. The instant I put this on I had relief. OMG I cannot say enough about this stuff. Buy it. Keep it on hand. Great product. Thank you, Burt's Bees!" —D. S.
Get it from Amazon for $13.60.
Promising review: "I bought this nifty gadget about six months ago for a multi-leg, ultra-long-haul trip, and it more than held up the entire duration. I was able to finagle it to fit the tray tables on different planes, and like others, I find the height just nice when clamped onto a stowed tray table. It also works on my roller carry-on handle during layovers. However, I find myself using it a lot outside of travel too! Work-wise, I've clamped it onto my office desk shelving to hold my phone at eye level beside my computer. At home, I simply clamped it to a deck of cards, and it turns into a versatile stand that I can place on any flat surface. Heck, I've been using it to hold my phone comfortably at eye level while watching videos in bed. It's extremely well built, and I find myself fidgeting with it all the time. Thus far it still feels solid, and I don't anticipate breaking it any time soon. Even if it does break, I'll be happy to buy another one or two of it!" —Earendil
Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in three colors).
Promising reviews: "The Buddeez Sandwich Bread Dispenser is great! It does exactly what it was intended for. I live alone and I don't quite go through bread often enough before the last quarter section of the loaf starts to go stale. I was originally looking for something to put a loaf of bread in as a shell for my vacuum sealer, that would keep the bread from getting crushed from the pressure. This dispenser solved all of my problems. Thank you!" —DRMcQuaig
Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in two lid colors).
Promising review: "Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life-changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near-new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings, and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff. Worth every penny." —Nancy F.
Get it from Amazon for $5.97.
Promising review: "This is 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 one minute or less with this tool." —CITY Beauty
Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in six colors).
Promising review: "I really didn't believe the reviews that said you can spray it on shower soap scum, then come back in a day and the soap scum is gone. But that's exactly how this magical liquid works. I had a shower that was badly soap scummed, so I sprayed a good amount of this Wet/Forget stuff and left (this is a house we were moving out of). When I came back a few days later, the tiles looked like a brand new shower. I now spray my shower once a week, and I'm pretty sure I will never see soap scum again. Whoever invented this stuff deserves an award." —Far Left Texas
Get it from Amazon for $20.52 (available in two scents and also a refill container).
Promising review: "I don't normally have trouble with blisters or pain from my work shoes, but I travel regularly to Washington, DC, for work. I walk a lot while I'm there, including when it's hot and muggy in the summer, and any kind of shoe I've tried gives me blisters when I walk five miles a day with extremely sweaty feet and no socks. I thought my only options were to coat my feet in Band-Aids or bite the bullet and start wearing tights or socks in the heat, but then I found this stuff. I just got back from a week in DC in shoes that have given me blisters before, and my feet are completely fine. I did reapply in the evenings going out for dinner, but otherwise, just a few swipes on the problem spots and I was ready to go, with no painful rubbing. And, of course, the size is convenient for travel and to keep in my bag in case I do need to reapply." —L. Kelly
Get it from Amazon for $9.
Promising review: "These things are amazing!! My Explorer has an abyss under the seat. If anything drops, it’s gone forever! These stay in place way better than expected. I won’t go without them ever!" — Kaci A.
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $24.99.
That can't be a fear just I have, right? Right??? You can set the timer on this for one, two, four, or eight hours, or just put it on hold.
Promising review: "I'm very pleased with this. I use it mainly for at-home hair styling. I often like to leave my styling wand on for last-minute touch-ups before leaving early in the morning but, in haste, I often get on the freeway and worry that I forgot to unplug it. No more worries with this attached to the plug. I wish I'd gotten it sooner." —JDubya
Get it from Amazon for $11.79.
Mouthwatchers is a small business started by Dr. Ronald Plotka to create antimicrobial toothbrushes to help to get deeper cleans that patients might miss with a traditional brush and floss routine. As always, your dentist will have the best advice on the routine that's best for you!
Promising review: "I love the feel of this toothbrush. More important, I just had my teeth cleaned, and the hygienist said my mouth was in great shape — in spite of the fact that my appointment was delayed for two months AND I was a bit lazy when it came to flossing. It seems to work way better than my expensive electric one, which I am retiring." —Jackie
Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.90.
Souper Cubes is a family-run small business with a passion for better frozen meal prep and food waste reduction! Plus, their products are BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and they have fill lines on the side of the compartments for half and full cups.
Promising reviews: "I saw this on TikTok and had to give it a try. It does not disappoint. The perfect way to freeze portion-sized soups. Also helps me to not waste unused broth. Easy to use, store, and clean. Once your item is frozen, just pop out, and store in freezer bags." —Meghan Swain
"LOVE LOVE LOVE. My freezer is so much more organized now. Gone are the days of having to defrost an entire bag of chicken broth for one cup for a recipe. I now have perfectly portioned 1/2-cup and 1-cup blocks ready to go. They fit easily in freezer bags, take up less space, and make me incredibly happy. There was a lot of attention to detail put into the design and I particularly appreciate the wire inside the rim that holds everything steady — no more worrying about spilling all the liquid on the way to the freezer. Just a fantastic product all around. I purchased this and a cheaper version from another manufacturer at the same time but returned the other product. This one is definitely worth the added cost." —Kate
Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in a pack of two).
It is an LED light and has 16 colors that can either be solid or rotate between all of them.
Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Wandergurrlee
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
Promising review: "I was so sick of spilling my fries in the car, lol. It is a little loose in my particular cup holder in my car, but it fit nicely in another car. Holds the fries well. No more spilled fries. :)" —Missy
Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in a two-pack and two additional styles).
Promising review: "How did I go so long without one of these??? The Saucemoto was my first 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' purchase, and I have no regrets. It clips easily to my car's vent, and the sauce cups clip in easily so I can dip and drive. No more trying not to dump the sauce by accident while steering with the same hand that's holding the dip cup. It even comes with a dip cup for those places that do the pouches for their sauces rather than the cups. (I'm looking at you, Arby's.) Ya know, you end up squeezing the sauce onto the wrapper that's balanced on your lap, and you end up getting some sauce on your steering wheel. OR you try the whole 'wrapper and sauce on the passenger seat and try to dip while watching the road,' which usually doesn't turn out so great." —Pleasure Pamela
Get set of two from Amazon for $10.90 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom
Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
Promising review: "These are so handy! I got tired of my pretzels sliding into my honey mustard before I was ready to dip! This sent me on a search to resolve this little irritation and led me to the Dip Clips. They're nice secure clips and top-rack dishwasher safe. I found they work great for olives also. No move olives diving off my plate." —MzBzzb
Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.
Promising review: "This is the definition of 'product you didn't know you needed because you didn't know it existed.' I was FOREVER pulling the wrong chain on our bedroom ceiling fan. (Want the light off? Oh no...now the fan's on high. Need to change the fan speed? Eek... now you're in the dark.) They're a much better quality than I expected. They're actually quite heavy-duty pull chains, and they add a bit of fun to the decor. (When you notice them — most of the time, who even things about a ceiling fan pull chain?) As an added bonus, my infant daughter loves staring at them while I change her diaper or jammies. I tap them to make the chains swing, and it's instant fascination, which helps make my job easier!" —LHD
Get it from Amazon for $5.12+ (available in six finishes).
Promising review: "Quite impressive. After making some fries, we added a packet to the hot oil and stirred a few times. Maybe 10 minutes later, we checked the pan, and the oil had solidified. Using a wooden spoon, we easily removed the solid and put it in the trash. I will always make sure to keep a pack of FryAway in our pantry. Highly recommended." —Ryan O.
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in two other styles).
Celsious is a Black woman-owned and environmentally focused laundromat *and* online shop based in Brooklyn.
BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer says: "Like many of you, I've been living in sweats and PJs during this almost-year of WFH full time. And it's made me revisit the state of some of my loungewear. Take for example, this college sweatshirt I wear all the time — as evidenced by the rather EXTENSIVE pilling all over it. So when I saw this pumice-esque sweater stone (it's made from upcycled car windshield glass — how cool is that?!), I decided it was worth the try. We've featured electric pill removers (mostly the fan-favorite Conair one) many times, and they really work. But sometimes you're looking for a little more detail or control — that's where this stone comes in handy.
I was able to navigate around the contours of the logo on my sweatshirt with ease, removing pills using the corner or the entire flat bottom in a few quick strokes. It truly took no time at all — the sweatshirt was done in mere minutes. The only thing I would note is that particles do "fall out" of the stone, so do your pill-removing on a surface that's easy to sweep or vacuum up at the end."
Get it from Celsious for $10 (originally $13).
Promising review: "Great kitchen item. Forks are great to get pickles out of the jar, but if you have kids/lazy people (lol) you know that dirty hands are going into that jar. 😉 This has really prevented that from happening. It comes with two different rings to fit whatever size jar, a stabber holder, and a stabbing stick." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $7.99.
Promising review: "I have very thin and light body hair, so any form of removal (shaving, waxing, etc) usually leaves me with a lot of ingrown hairs. I've tried body scrubs and washcloths and neither really do a great job. I saw this product recommended by a dermatologist on TikTok and thought I'd try it — it's amazing! I also have very sensitive skin, and this mitt doesn't leave my skin irritated at all. However, absolutely do not use this mitt on your face, neck, or other sensitive areas, it would be way too harsh.
I like to use this mitt first when I get in the shower, then use a body wash (a gentle chemical exfoliant) and follow up with body lotion for dry and sensitive skin. This whole routine is fragrance-free and leaves my skin feeling very soft and moisturized." — Kat
Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a set of two).
Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violet plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth
Get a 48-pack from Amazon for $3.62.
I recently picked one of these up, and it is such a game-changer. I have hated using a colander so much. It's so bulky, hard to use, and takes SO much time to clean. This solves all those problems. I've clipped it on various pots and pans, and it's fit every single one. It makes it ridiculously easy to strain the water out of the pasta and even the excess fat from ground beef. I'm throwing my old colander away because it will never be used now that I have this genius tool!
Promising review: "Love, love, love this pasta strainer!!! My husband and I hate cleaning out the strainer, so I ordered this to make life easier. OMG, does it make life easier!!! If this ever breaks, I’ll be ordering another! It’s very sturdy and easy to use. Absolutely love it!" —ShylohsRedShadow
Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in five colors).
Promising review: "I saw this on TikTok, and our toddler has turned our apartment in such a dirty place. Stains everywhere! Our sofa was in such bad condition (which we only got it two years ago) that we were thinking of getting a new one. We decided to try this, and it is a miracle worker. I’m so glad we bought this. It’s worth every penny!" —shahzad mahmood
Get it from Amazon for $123.59.
Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.Promising review:Promising review:BuzzFeed Shopping editor Amanda Davis says:The shoes that took me a minute of struggling to get into fit *perfectly* now!!After about 30 minutes, I took my shoes and thick socks off, and the shoes just ~slide~ on. Easy Peasy.Promising review:Promising review:Promising review:This is so much better and portable! Promising review: I wanted something that would make it easier to hold in front of my face while reading on the plane (to avoid bent-over posture) and also an easy loop to put my finger through when reading on my side (in bed).Promising review:My glassware which I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable.Promising review:The discoloration on my cheeks from a few years old acne scars is improving. My skin looks younger — it’s hard to describe, but I can see a difference.Promising review:Used it a few time to relieve itchiness and I am convinced it works! Have been recommending it to my family and friends.Promising review: It works better than the traditional disposable wet and dry Swiffer pads.Promising review I have absolutely no regrets here! My shoes were literally brand-new looking after minimal effort!Promising review:the nausea was making it so hard to get through the day as a mom and I could barely get through cooking dinner for my family. These take the edge off so I hardly feel it.BuzzFeed Shopping Editor Elizabeth Lilly says:Promising review:Promising review:Just clean up the mess, soak the area, wait five minutes, and soak up the product. As soon as you spray this stuff on the spot, the smell is completely gone.Promising review:My only complaint is that I should’ve bought the sooner… I’ve spent years and years using strips of old rags, sponge materials, etc. to try to keep the water from seeping out (which results in smelly, moldy material), but this works like a charmPromising review:I have been using the SockDock for about a month, I've washed about three or four loads, and guess what, not one sock was lost.Promising review:I've been using them for months now and they make applying masks so much easier.Promising review:What used to take me three to four mins chopping up an onion and then a face full of ruined makeup, now takes less than one minute and no makeup ruinedIt saves me so much time when cooking dinner!Promising review:Now I can wear one bra and this and get zero bounce even during jumping exercises.Promising review:I can't believe I didn't buy this sooner.15 minutes later....... Voila! Thawed.Promising review:Promising review:So easy to use, takes probably a minute to fully bubble up and clean, and you’re left with a clean sink!Promising reviewThat night I woke with my legs and feet both burning and itching. The instant I put this on I had relief. Promising review. I was able to finagle it to fit the tray tables on different planes, and like others, I find the height just nice when clamped onto a stowed tray tableHowever, I find myself using it a lot outside of travel too! Work-wise, I've clamped it onto my office desk shelving to hold my phone at eye level beside my computerIt's extremely well built, and I find myself fidgeting with it all the time.Promising reviews: I live alone and I don't quite go through bread often enough before the last quarter section of the loaf starts to go stale. This dispenser solved all of my problems. Promising review: Promising review:Promising review:But that's exactly how this magical liquid works. I had a shower that was badly soap scummed, so I sprayed a good amount of this Wet/Forget stuff and left (this is a house we were moving out of). When I came back a few days later, the tiles looked like a brand new shower. Promising review:I just got back from a week in DC in shoes that have given me blisters before, and my feet are completely fine.Promising review:These stay in place way better than expectedPromising review:Promising review:I love the feel of this toothbrush.Promising reviews: Gone are the days of having to defrost an entire bag of chicken broth for one cup for a recipe. I now have perfectly portioned 1/2-cup and 1-cup blocks ready to go. They fit easily in freezer bags, take up less space, and make me incredibly happy.Promising review:I can't recommend this toilet night light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.Promising reviewPromising review:Saucemoto was my first 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' purchase, and I have no regrets. It clips easily to my car's vent, and the sauce cups clip in easily so I can dip and driveIt even comes with a dip cup for those places that do the pouches for their sauces rather than the cups. (I'm looking at you, Arby's.)Promising review:Promising review:Promising review:This is the definition of 'product you didn't know you needed because you didn't know it existed.'Promising review: Using a wooden spoon, we easily removed the solid and put it in the trash.BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer says:I was able to navigate around the contours of the logo on my sweatshirt with ease, removing pills using the corner or the entire flat bottom in a few quick strokes.Promising review you know that dirty hands are going into that jar. 😉 This has really prevented that from happeningPromising review: I saw this product recommended by a dermatologist on TikTok and thought I'd try it — it's amazing!this mitt doesn't leave my skin irritated at all. This whole routine is fragrance-free and leaves my skin feeling very soft and moisturizedPromising review:I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking.Promising review: OMG, does it make life easier!!! Promising review:I saw this on TikTok, and our toddler has turned our apartment in such a dirty place.We decided to try this, and it is a miracle worker.