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25 Products To Help You Finally Solve Some Of The Problems You’ve Been Neglecting

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25 Products To Help You Finally Solve Some Of The Problems You’ve Been Neglecting

Finally face your most dreaded problems with the help of some great products.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A user-friendly budget planner so you can a handle on all of your expenses. Yes, there are a lot of budgeting apps, but taking the time to sit and physically write things down will help you pay attention and make real change if you need it.

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Promising review: “By writing down how much I spend on a daily basis, I have really gained control of my finances. It was a real eye opener for me! I recommend this for anyone who thinks they really don’t waste a lot of money but is always broke. It makes it very clear where your money is going. I like that I can make my own categories. It makes it super simple.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

2. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo to keep platinum hair from getting brassy. All the glamour of a good toning sesh without a trip to the salon.

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Promising review: “I’m not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I’m totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can’t recommend it enough!” —Rachael

Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

Ready to get your platinum back in action? Check out “If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo” for more info.

3. A pack of Sugru for mending basically everything that’s been banished to the junk drawer. Fix pesky fraying cords, mend toy dinosaur knees, and patch just about anything with this moldable glue that sets overnight into silicone rubber.

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Sugru is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold 4.4 lbs.

Promising review: “This is the greatest product EVER — it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, it’s many colors made matching a breeze! I’ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers don’t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldn’t recommend more highly.” —Fawn Force

Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $18.45+ (available in seven colors).

4. A sneaker cleaner to fool everyone into thinking you got a new pair of shoes when really you just revamped your notoriously dirty ones.

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Promising review: “I’ve tried several different cleaning products for my Nikes and Jordans, and Sof Sole is by far the most effective one. I original bought a kit that came with several products including this instant cleaner and I absolutely love it. When you’re dealing with $200+ shoes you have to be careful with what products you use on the different materials, and so far this has worked for all of them. No fading, no smearing no removing paint. Just spray it on, let it seep in, and scrub. It made all of my shoes look brand new. I cleaned about 15 pairs of shoes before I started to run low.” —Shariece

Get it from Amazon for $11.50+ (available in two sizes).

5. A grout pen so you can make your tile floor appear brand new. No more lying to yourself, thinking well, maybe the grout was actually black when we moved in.

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Promising review: “I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving, and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I’m very happy with this product!” —Jenelle

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

6. A car seat cover and hammock to protect your seats from a coating of fur and keeps your pet from falling off the seat when you’re riding with your favorite copilot.

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The cover is machine-washable.

Promising review: “I purchased this pet car hammock several months ago and I am so glad I did! My dog loves car rides now. The hammock stays put/doesn’t slide around and it protects the car seats! The print is cute too. This is a great buy!” —Haley

Get it from Chewy for $59.

7. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets so you can rescue all the moldy tumblers you’ve let sit in your car for…ummm….ever. It happens to all of us, but there’s finally an easy solution!

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Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.” —Amazon Customer

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

8. An oven thermometer to take all the guesswork out of making sure your oven is all tuned up. Gone are the days of using “My oven runs hot!” as an excuse for dry chicken every single time you make chicken.

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Promising review: “This is a great value for the product. The ovens I have used have always seemed to be a bit off, so this was very important to have around the house especially for recipes that need a very specific temperature. My wife bakes a lot and before having an oven thermometer, she often times over-baked or under-baked her recipes. This thermostat can hang easily on the oven rack and is easy to read, making it helpful for any dish that needs to be baked at a certain temperature. Highly recommend this product!” —Abe

Get it from Amazon for $6.40.

9. A foot file for restoring your tootsies to a baby soft state. Your callouses didn’t get made overnight, but they sure can be shaved off in one!

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Promising review: “OMG, these should be standard issue to every human. I’ve bought them all — the cheap foot files and the expensive ones. None of them remotely compare to this one. I thought I was doomed to have course heels forever, but no more! With just one use, my heels are fabulous! The callouses this thing removed were absolutely disgusting, but I couldn’t be happier. You won’t be disappointed!” —JMart

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

10. An earwax remover to quickly and safely remove all of your waxy buildup. Oh, you can’t hear me because of your waxy ear canals? GET THIS PRODUCT, IT’LL HELP!

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The kit includes the washer bottle and three disposable tips.

Promising review: “I’ve suffered with wax buildup for the past few years and it became a routine to go to the doctor every 3–5 months to get my ears cleaned. It was a total hassle and the price of having to go to the doctor that frequently for such a small thing adds up. I finally bought this and I’m so glad I did. Now I clean my ears monthly with this product, and I no longer suffer with impacted ear wax. I can’t recommend this enough to anyone who deals with wax buildup, it may be gross but this really helps.” —Lisa and Fiona

Get it from Amazon for $25.90.

11. A set of three scrubbing drill brush attachments that will remind you that WHOA, that glass wasn’t opaque when you moved in. Yeah, let’s fix that.

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The set comes with a two-inch flat brush, a four-inch flat brush, and a round brush. Heads up that the drill is *not* included, but consider a basic Black and Decker one ($39.70 on Amazon) if your toolbox is in need.

Promising review: “I thought my hard water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it’s amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side.” —Traci D.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

12. A watermark-removing cloth, because of COURSE the first thing you did with your new wood table was put a sweaty glass down on it, and you’ve been in deep denial ever since.

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Promising review: “This removed the most stubborn watermark on earth! My desk had three very obvious rings from where hot mugs had been left unattended, and despite trying everything that was recommended online, nothing worked to reduce their appearance. This cloth must have some miracle oil in it because it removed the rings when nothing else would, and they haven’t come back. Be sure to really rub the cloth over the water mark (it may take some time, but it’s worth it!), and save the plastic bag that it comes in just in case you need it again.” —Trini

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

13. A free-form planner so you can finally keep track of what day it is. This one not only lets you plan your days, but also state and work towards your personal goals. It’s also dateless, so you can start any time during the year and skip a week or two if needed.

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Promising review: “Love this planner. I love the free-form. You can skip weeks you know you’re out of town or whatever and save those pages for another time. I think my favorite part of this planner is the first two pages. Everything to do with this planner is how YOU make it. It also helped me reflect on things I really do want and goals I really do want to achieve. Words of affirmation was difficult for me to fill out so I looked them up online and wrote the ones that spoke to me most.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

This planner won as the best budget option in The Best Planners by BuzzFeed Reviews!

14. An itsy-bitsy toenail brace that fixes your ingrown and curved toenails, even if they’ve been like that for as long as you can remember. Pop on these little vices and let them get to work!

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The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply them.

Promising review: “I never realized how curved and not-ok 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 that could be resolved! Now I’m on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON’T grow curved into my skin!” —Jamie H.

Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

15. A rust stain-removing gel, because even though “rust” is a chic color, it’s probably for the best if your items are returned to their normal hue.

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Promising review: “I cannot say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately went to Amazon. The results blew me away. I didn’t have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!” —Toni Huitt

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

16. A combination broom and squeegee that wrangles hidden hair from carpets, no problem. You know how you’ve had hair stuck to your feet for six years? Yeah, we’re done with that.

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Promising review: “I have long hair. Due to a thyroid issue, I lose more strands than I used to. Every few days the hair starts to accumulate on the bathroom floor. This broom picks up all the hair from the tile just going over it once. It even gets the strands on the edges and corners. Unlike regular brooms, all the hair stays on the broom until I remove it instead of strands falling back to the floor. Thanks to a review I read before ordering this broom, I also use it on the carpet before vacuuming. I quickly pull it towards me, and it grabs all the hair from the carpet. It only takes a minute or two per room and I no longer have to remove the roller brush from the vacuum and cut all the hair wrapped around it every month.” —Nicolor

Get it from Amazon for $16.

17. A TubShroom to prevent stray hairs from even THINKING about joining forces to become one, impenetrable, drain-blocking clump in the first place.

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The TubShroom is flexible, so it fits snugly into almost any drain, creating a tight seal even the thinnest hair can’t move past.

Promising review: “I shed so much hair, and it has always been an issue when it comes to showering! I used to try to catch the hairs before they went to the drain, but now I encourage and move them towards the drain and my TubShroom! It truly is amazing, and the silicone material allows it to not rust like the old metal tub sink screens. It makes cleaning so much easier, and I am amazed every time. It even caught my dog’s hair and he has short, thin hairs! Highly highly recommend this to every home.” —S.K.M.

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

Check out “This Mushroom-Shaped Hair Catcher Is So Gross, But Really Satisfying” for more info!

18. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for keeping your fitted sheets taut no matter how much you toss and turn. How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night tangled in elastic and just muttered to yourself, “This is fine.” Even one time is too many!

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Promising review: “My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep pocketed sheets a few years ago which helped, but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before.” —LindseyB

Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

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Promising review: “What a nifty bag organizer! When I think back on all the time I’ve spent pressing out the air, flattening, and then folding grocery bags so I could use them later as garbage sacks, it would be worth it to have paid $100+ for this handy bag organizer. Just stuff the bags in the opening until it’s full. When you want to remove a bag, simply grab one from the slot on the front and pull. It easily comes out. The brushed stainless steel is a vision of beauty to behold. Perfection if you are going to mount it in a visible location. I’m not. Mine is going on the inside of the cabinet door under my kitchen sink. Doesn’t matter if it’s not easily seen. I should be able to look at beauty when I open my cabinet door, too. I highly recommend this item.” —Lynne

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

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Promising review: “OMG, finally something that works! I’ve had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I’ve tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I’ve only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I’ve already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it’s phenomenal.” —Mary D.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Hear more about one BuzzFeed writer’s love of the migraine stick in “Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life.”

21. A purse organizer with ELEVEN POCKETS to save your bag from the hurricane of receipts, lipsticks, and random eccentricities that have been swirling in it for the last decade.

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May I mention the ELEVEN POCKETS again? The organizer also has handles for easy transfer from bag to bag. That’s pretty awesome, but not as awesome as ELEVEN POCKETS.

Promising review: “Extremely pleased with the number of pockets, sturdy construction and built-in water bottle pocket. It fits well into my large Long Champ le pliage tote with room to spare on the side for a 13” MacBook Pro. The water bottle pocket holds my insulated Kleen Kanteen snugly and the side pockets are more than enough to store a charging cable, earbuds, chapstick, keys, glasses cleaner, etc. Made such a big difference to my work bag and now I don’t have to rummage around endlessly to retrieve an item!” —Grace Ho

Get it from Amazon for $18.92+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

22. An adorable mail organizer so you can stop “misplacing” all those pesky bills and trying to pretend like they don’t exist. Sorry to report that that’s not going to make them go away. I’ve tried!

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Promising review: “I bought this so my mom would put my mail in a safe place instead of in a pile, and it works great! I will say it is like the size of a regular letter envelope, but bigger pieces of mail still fit in there. Quite a bit fits in there, too.” —CourtNico

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

23. A pair of charcoal deodorizers, because YOU may have become desensitized to the gnarly smell of your loafers, but the rest of us sure haven’t.

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To recharge these babies, just place them in a nice sunbeam.

Promising review: “I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!” —Erin

Get a pair from Amazon for $9.95.

24. A shoe shining kit so you can get your leather shoes back in stomping and kicking shape. You got your Docs in 1998, they’ve been scuffed as heck since 1999, and 2020 is the year we get them back in action.

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The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.

Promising review: “KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven’t found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber.” —Lord McFatty

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

25. A bottle of pet earwax cleaner, because you’ve been meaning to take your angel to the vet FOREVER to get their ears cleaned, but now you can just do it at home.

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Obviously take your bb to the vet if their ears are bothering them, but for tiny tasks like this that simply need to get done, an at-home solution can be just what you need.

Promising review: “I bought this for my cat because he had ear mites when I got him and when they cleared up, his ears were left with a bunch of nasty wax and I couldn’t get all of it out in fear of pushing it farther down. This stuff brought EVERYTHING up! I LOVE it and HIGHLY recommend for anyone with an animal with dirty ears! My cat has stopped scratching at his ears finally because they are nice and clean!” —Tricia S.

Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

Great job finally acknowledging your problems and attempting to fix them! V proud of you.

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

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