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30 Super Helpful Things To Fix Some Of Life’s Little Annoyances

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30 Super Helpful Things To Fix Some Of Life’s Little Annoyances

Chafed skin, frayed cords, chipped furniture, and other nuisances have no place in your life — no they do not.

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1. A meal planning pad with a separate, perforated shopping list to ensure cooking and stocking the pantry is actually productive.

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It also has magnets on the back so you can hang it up on the fridge for easy viewing.

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

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 11 styles).

2. A multipurpose moldable glue that’ll seal, repair, bond, and solve tons of tiny household problems. Frayed cables? Use this!

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It can be used to repair other things as well and works on aluminum, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, and some fabrics. It’s waterproof, UV-resistant, electrically insulating, and dishwasher-proof when cured.

Promising review: “My MacBook Pro charger wire was starting to break so I got some Sugru to mend the damage. Absolutely incredible product that saved me like $70 to get a new charger.” —leesankwok

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven color combos).

3. A USB lightbulb adapter because we will no longer accept hunching over the side of the bed just to reach our phone while it’s charging. Now, you can utilize all your chargers (short and long). <3

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Some buyers installed it on their outdoor carriage lights to power their surveillance system!

Promising review: “I bought this device because I’m lazy. I could walk to my room and put my phone on the charger, but why bother when I can charge it in the living room and not have to leave the comfort of my couch? Works great. You have to turn the light on in order to charge the phone but the device has a switch on the side so you can turn the light bulb off if you decide you don’t need the lighting. My daughter uses it to charge her devices too. It’s super easy to use. Nothing bad to say about the product.” —Christina Morales

Get it from Amazon for 19.97.

4. A high-impact support band you can add over your sports bra to reduce that uncomfortable bounce during workouts.

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Each band is adjustable to give you a snug but comfortable fit. There are four different sizes so the band can work for a wide range of cup sizes.

Promising review: “I was looking for a solution to a painful bounce problem while running. I was struggling trying to find good sports bras for large busts that would keep everything in a pain-free place. Not to mention I was not looking forward to buying multiple new sports bras because of their price. Luckily I found this option! It had great reviews so I decided to give it a try. I am very pleased with the results. It is very effective. I have not had any pain while running since I started using this band. I’m so happy I can use this with my current sports bras and not spend so much getting new ones that might not work!” —Kate

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and two colors).

5. A bra strap extender to give you room to breathe (like, literally breathe). It won’t be quite as great as the feeling of whipping your bra off at the end of a long day, but it’ll come veeeery close.

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These are also great for creating a custom fit if you have trouble finding your exact size in stores.

Promising review: “These have been amazing during my pregnancy. I really can’t rave enough. When my body started changing, I went out and bought a new bra (I’m a 32 and got a 34), but soon it started feeling tight on me. I didn’t need another bra because the cups still fit fine, then I found these extenders, and they made all the difference! I can extend without buying new bras! They are sooo soft and comfortable, you can’t really feel or tell they are there. I’ve already recommended them to all of my pregnant friends!” —Mari

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99 (available in five sizes and three colors).

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three styles and five colors).

7. A jewelry clasp so you can layer and wear multiple of your favorite necklaces at once, and not worry about them tangling into a big mess.

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I recently bought a couple of these and had one of those very real, WHY DIDN’T I BUY ONE OF THESE SOONER moments. They do an amazing job at keeping your necklaces from tangling as you wear them, and I love that I can layer multiple of my favorites at once. I am forever sold on these.

Get it from Theresa Rose on Etsy for $12.49+ (available in gold and silver, and two or three clasps).

8. A 5-in-1 hair styling treatment that’ll deliver conditioning, strength, volume, and polish to your locks right after you hop out of the shower, ultimately cutting out a bunch of other products that can be time consuming (and very annoying!). Simply apply on damp hair, style, and carry on!

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BuzzFeeder Elizabeth Lilly says it’s totally transformed her thick mane that reacts the second humidity hits.

“I’ve received lots of compliments on my hair since switching to this product, from random people asking if I paid for a blowout (NOPE!) to a friend’s roommate exclaiming, ‘Your hair is editorial straight!’ (Thanks!) — so yeah, it’s legit. It’s also extremely lightweight because it’s made without parabens or phthalates, which I’m told weigh down your hair! And it’s safe to use on straight, wavy, or curly hair. I pull it through my hair from roots to ends and then blow-dry my hair (with this blow-dryer) and a brush (like this one). Without this 5-in-1 miracle stuff, it’d take a lot more product (and effort) to make my hair look like this post-blowout. In short, if Living Proof stops making this stuff, I’m buying a damn case of it.” —Elizabeth Lilly

Read Elizabeth’s full review (it’s #8!).

Get a 4-oz. bottle from Amazon or Sephora for $29.

9. A Baker’s Edge brownie pan, because the corner pieces are simply the best — no ifs, ands, or buts about it! May you never again have to fight a family member for the last, beloved corner piece.

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Promising review: “I bought this pan for my hubby because there can never be enough brownie corner pieces. This pan makes him very happy! It makes me happy because it’s a sturdy, heavy duty pan. Its nonstick surface is amazing — brownies don’t stick at all. Worth the $!” —L. Hart

Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

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

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

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.35+.

11. An anti-chafing balm to give your thighs some relief on hot, 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: “This is my GO-TO product for thigh chafe. Seriously ladies. It lasts forever, and it’s worth the price. I’ve worn it all day, after one application, while walking at Disneyland, used it for running 5Ks, and wear it for everyday summer skirts and dresses. I’ve even started using it on my heels for tight shoes. Great find and product!” —CollegeGirlBookSeller

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

12. A teeny bottle of touchup paint for restoring furniture back to its original glory days. Scratches, chips, and stains, WHO?

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Promising review: “Thank god this exists! Over the years, my sloppy ‘hair-dying job at home’ has left several spots on my white bathroom walls. This is exactly what I was looking for. If you’re unsure which color to use (no need to be an exact match for this type of touch-ups), you can contact the company and they’ll send you a color chart for free. This is like a whiteout for the imperfections. I didn’t want to have to paint the entire bathroom for some small spots, but those spots were bothering me for certain. Now I don’t even know where those spots are anymore, and the walls look normal. This is such a lifesaver.” —mrsj

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in nine shades).

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $2.60.

14. A cuticle cream packed with calcium and vitamins to strengthen nails and prevent them from turning into paper after a gel mani — which basically defeats the purpose of a mani in the first place.

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Promising review: “I took my acrylic nails off and my natural nails were extremely damaged — thin as paper and splitting. I thought about putting the acrylic back on. I used nail strengtheners that paint on the nails that cost $40 and they still looked bad. I tried this product and within seven days my nail were looking and feeling great and my cuticles were healthy and soft.” —U S Man Of Steel

Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

15. A box of antiperspirant towelettes that’ll keep you dry for up to an entire week (a week!). Just gently wipe before bed, let dry for five minutes, get your sleep on, and wake up with dry, happy armpits.

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Promising review: “For anyone who might be skeptic, please allow me to put you at ease. If you have hyperhidrosis, meaning it can be 9 degrees outside and you’re still sweating under your arms, this product has the potential to change your life. I would sweat THROUGH a sport coat before noon. Enter the Sweat Block product. I’ve had it for three weeks and it is life changing. I DO NOT sweat under my arms anymore. I’m still on the original box that I bought three weeks ago. I had to write a review after I was cleaning the garage today in 85 degree heat…I was sweating through my shirt on my back…BUT NOT MY UNDERARMS. It is amazing!” —Frosty McGee

Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $19.99 (each box lasts two months).

16. A bamboo spice rack with 18 matching jars so you can always find the *one* spice you’re looking for. The days of cumin getting lost in the back-of-cabinet abyss are OVER.

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Promising review: “This is a great buy! Brought one rack and it came with many spices all labeled. Refilling them is super easy! It makes finding everything a breeze. I hung the rack to save on counter space but you can use it on the counter as well.” —Bella

Get it from Amazon for $28.

17. A stain repellent spray for your pricier handbags that’ll create an invisible protective layer and ward off the evils of rain and denim stains.

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Promising review: “I LOVE this stuff! I have several high end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!” —MTHealthyLiving

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

18. A clever dip clip so you can enjoy a mess-free snack session and keep your sauces from touching *everything* on the plate. There are just some days when I don’t want my syrup leaking onto my eggs, ok?!

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This lil’ guy has a 1/3-cup capacity and is dishwasher safe.

Promising review: “These are just wonderful. My daughter loves to have ranch with just about anything but hates it on her plate touching her food. This is perfect to put your dip or sauce in without having it run all over your plate.” —Gael Fulcer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.

19. Oil blotting sheets if you’re prone to oily skin but don’t feel like washing your face four times a day. Take that (!!!), humidity!

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Promising review: “I’ve had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they’re life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I’ll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all.” —Kelsey

Get them on Amazon for $6.95.

20. A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning, and the other for zipping up jackets. You know — because the last thing you want on sluggish mornings is to get into a war with your clothes!

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

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

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

21. And! A jewelry fastener that’ll make wearing that dainty bracelet (with the impossibly tiny clasp) actually possible.

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Promising review: “Wonderful helper! I don’t know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use.” —LuAnne B.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

22. Anti-mold pads for extending the life of allllll the fruit and veggies you just optimistically bought at the store. These will give you a chance to actually eat them before they go bad!

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These foam liners help cut down mold by absorbing excess water and providing your fruits/veggies better air circulation.

Promising review: “These are my favorite new kitchen items. Cut into the shape of your fridge crisper drawer and you can place your veggies directly on top, they will last days longer without getting spoiled. It saves money in the long run because your vegetables will stay fresh. I loved them. I use the yellow for fruits and green for vegetables. They do their job, absorb excess water thus preventing mold and keeping things crisp.” —California-Customer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.99.

23. A collapsible colander with extendable handles so you don’t, *cough cough,* have to annoyingly clear out all the dirty dishes at the bottom of the sink just to drain some pasta.

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Promising review: “This is awesome! Large enough for 2 pounds of pasta and lots of veggies. It’s easy to clean and easy to fold. Spend a few extra bucks to get this vs. other colanders. The shape makes it easier to return contents to pots without mess on stove! Trust me! And it prevents pasta coming in contact with sink germs.” —Kath B

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

24. A felt purse organizer for your tote or bag that sadly, doesn’t have many pockets inside — at least ’til you get this ~handy~ thing. Ahh, just imagine living in a world where you open your bag and see your keys right where you left them.

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Promising review: “Perfect for my needs! THIS organizer allows you to put lots of things in their own pocket so that you can quickly retrieve it without wasting time digging around. Other items (perhaps, taller items) can be put in the main section that is the length of the organizer. I purchased one and am now purchasing two more as gifts for people who I know also own tall tote bags like mine. If you have a tall tote, you can’t go wrong buying this product. I highly recommend it.” —A. E.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 24 style/size/color options).

25. A set of nonstick oven liners because nobody *wants* to waste their time scraping up burnt-on food at the bottom of the oven after every meal cooked. It slips into any oven size and removes just as easily for cleaning. Lazy cleaners, rejoice!

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The liners are non-stick, reusable, dishwasher safe, and heat-resistant up to 500 degrees. You can even use these in toaster ovens and on the grill like this reviewer:

Promising review: “These liners are life-changing! I never thought I needed them until a friend raved about them. Cleanup is so simple, no more melted cheese or sauces burnt to the bottom of my ovens. I love that I can cut down to size to fit my toaster oven also. My husband enjoys grilling with the liners now, as he doesn’t have to line the grill with aluminum foil which he found so annoying, deterring him from grilling. This product really has simplified my life in the kitchen and I love it.” —Melissa

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.

26. A pack of pimple patches that’ll send pesky whiteheads to their grave, once and for all! RIP (but not) to the gross sebum that’s no longer living in your face.

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The photo on the right is evidence that these patches can pull an entire whitehead out in one piece, and that is some skincare sorcery (that I am grossly loving).

Promising review: “I’m obsessed with these things!!! I’m an esthetician, however, being in my twenties and having raging hormones has challenged my skin a lot. It’s embarrassing showing up to work and having pimples meanwhile others are supposed to trust me with their skin. These are so fast acting and have saved me a lot of time and money. Super fast-acting, and it’s amazing how it just sucks out the infection. It’s perfect for those deep, under-the-skin pimples as well, but it does take a few extra days. I will continue to repurchase!” —julia raye todd

Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50.

27. An earring and ring organizer so you never again have to rummage through knots of jewelry in search of your best studs.

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Promising review: “Y’all, I’ve bought so many pairs of pearls because I can’t ever find them when I need them — mainly because I’ve had my earring collection inside of various boxes and stashed on mismatched trinket trays just collecting dust for years! I finally got tired of ‘losing’ earrings, so decided to get my earrings organized and this case is the best! So far I have 46 pairs inside with room for more!” —Some-Lady-Who-Reviews

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+.

28. A garbage disposal foaming cleaner to scrub away the stinky grime that builds up on the blades and in the pipes. It’s also oddly satisfying to watch, and, tbh, I’d literally buy it for that reason alone:

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Promising review: “It seems counterintuitive to put a little packet down your garbage disposal to clean it, but this does actually seem to work, at least for getting out weird smells that baking soda and vinegar don’t really touch. I scrub the sink down first, especially around the garbage disposal area, rinse it down, and then just follow the directions on the package. I have used it with single, large-size sinks and with double sinks — only difference is that the double sink will have blue cleaning foam rise up the drain, which you rinse away when the disposal sounds clear again. I have tried the foaming cleaner in a can, but unfortunately it stopped coming out of the can about 10% of the way through. Went back to this tried and true.” —KS

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

29. A scratch remover system for ridding your car of dreaded paint marks because someone had the NERVE to swipe your ride and leave…or because you accidentally hit your garage (but we can stick with the first story 😉).

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Keep in mind this helps to remove paint left behind, but not the actual scratch itself. Kit includes removal polish and buffer pad.

Promising review: “With a lot of elbow grease and persistence, this product helped take off the paint left on my car when I scraped the side of my garage pulling out. Total time was about 30 minutes, but the scratch was larger than what you see in the first picture (I decided to take a before shot once I had already buffed out a huge patch). I highly recommend this for paint but the description is correct when it states that it won’t buff out scratches, you can feel with your fingernail.” —Kimberly Turner

Get it from Amazon for $12.92.

30. Tiny lil’ spatulas to get that *last* drop of foundation out so when you run out last minute, you’re still ~covered~.

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You can also use these for condiments and other beauty products! There are no limits for this glorious product.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

*And! Get a 12-pack of 1-oz. jars for any leftover makeup you scraped out of the original bottle.

Hopefully now this will NOT be you:

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