29 Small Products That’ll Probably Have A Big Impact On Your Day-To-Day Life

29 Small Products That’ll Probably Have A Big Impact On Your Day-To-Day Life

You’ll probably wonder why you didn’t buy these sooner.

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1.

A set of six cable clips so you can keep your charger cords organized and in sight; that way you won’t have to dig behind your bed or on the side of your desk to find them.


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Promising review: “These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk.” —bigmag

Get them from Amazon for $6.97.

2.

A hair-finishing stick that’s made of natural plant ingredients and can help turn that slept-in bun into a perfectly presentable hairstyle in seconds.


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Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

3.

A dishwasher magnet to prevent you from accidentally putting your dirty dinner plate in with all the clean dishes and then rerunning the whole thing.


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Promising review: “A stylish, functional little magnet. Eliminates the need to wonder if that cup looks dirty or is it just hard water etc. Also just looks cute on the dishwasher. I do not run mine daily as I have a small household and when it does get filled, more often than I’d like to admit, the clean dishes live in the dishwasher, getting picked off as needed. This makes that process much simpler.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.87.

4.

A waterproof eyeliner stamp so you can create the perfect cat eye without having to redo your entire eye look about five times before finally getting those wings even.


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When you purchase the stamp, you’ll get two pens (one wing for each eye) and they’re double-sided with a regular eyeliner pen on the other end. This way you can still line the rest of your eye and make any touchups without having to switch between products.

Promising review: “Okay, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on… But this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double ended as well! You have two pens, one for the left eye, and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen. But honestly, it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I’ve tried, or owned. I will use this every chance I get!! It also appears to be long-lasting.” —.ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.

Get the set of two from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).

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A mouse pad that’ll help you keep your daily tasks at top of mind during your busy work day. This unique combination notepad and mouse pad has a space for a pen and has different categories you can fill in so you know what to tackle each day.


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Promising review: “The calendar is incredible handy for keeping track of projects at work. There’s plenty of room for writing down daily tasks — I’ve been known to cram in several tasks in a day’s column for particularly busy weeks. The spot for the pen is really handy, too. And I love the positive affirmations for each day! The whole thing is a great vibe for the week. Quality wise this product is excellent. The paper is sturdy, and each week tears off easily from the side. It arrived plastic-wrapped and in good condition.” —Katie Marie

Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in four designs).

6.

An Echo Dot so Alexa can tell you when your next appointment is, play your favorite song while you get ready, set alarms, and more.


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This compact smart speaker can play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

Promising review: “I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant (‘Alexa, add milk to my shopping list’), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying the Dot). The sound quality is really good, especially considering it’s small size and relatively ‘budget friendly’ price. I definitely recommend to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Don’t even ‘add to cart’ just click ‘buy now’ and watch your life get simpler.” —Dave S

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in six colors).

7.

A pack of two self-adhesive razor holders that’ll make it easier to keep your razor separated from your partner’s or roommate’s and you won’t have to worry about it constantly falling off the side of the tub.


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Promising review: “I tried the first one out in the shower to hang my razor and it works great! It definitely holds up against the water and I can see how it would easily work for hanging keys or even a phone while it’s charging.” —Steve D

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

8.

Two pairs of stylish blue-light glasses, because they’ll protect your eyes when you’re sitting in front of a computer screen or staring at your phone and may help you avoid headaches and eyestrain.


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Blue-light blocking technology diffuses harmful rays that come from our phones, laptops, TV screens, and more.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.98 (available in seven color/print combinations).

9.

A detangling brush that’ll glide through hair and remove knots without making you cry in the process.


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Promising Review: “I’m a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now.” —Nguyen P.

Get it from Amazon for $11.88.


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Plus, the hooks have a side-opening attachment for easy installation, so they won’t damage your seats!

Promising review: “I love these! I recently purchased a smaller car and don’t have room for my purse in the front seat anymore. These books are awesome and sturdy.” —Erin

Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in two colors).

11.

A pack of acne patches made with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica to suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.


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Promising review: “Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.” —Caitlyn

Get a pack of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50.

12.

A sectioned cereal bowl for anyone who hates soggy cereal (@ me). This handy bowl will ensure that each bite is crispy and delicious.


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Your cereal stays nice and dry in the top part of the bowl, but you can easily pull it into the milk bite by bite, depending on your preferred crunch-to-milk ratio.

Promising review: “I’ve all but stopped eating cereal because I’m not a fast eater and most the cereal would get soggy or I’d have to keep shaking in a little at a time. I LOVE THIS BOWL. I can choose how much cereal I want to go into the milk and if I have to stop for a moment to do something, I pick up where I left off. I purchased the large size and let me tell you.. its large! I probably would have been better off with the medium but either way, this bowl is great for those who hate soggy cereal.” —Linda E

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

13.

A set of clothing dividers, because they’ll save you time and energy on digging through your entire closet just to find that one jacket that was hiding all the way in the back the entire time.


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The tags come with 48 labels so you can customize them to your individual needs.

Promising review: “Every time I look in my closet at these guys separating my black cardigans from my black T-shirts from my black suits… (you get the point), it sparks joy! People may think you’re a weird OCD freak, but they are just secretly jealous and will want some.” —Kensington

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in eight styles).

14.

A makeup-erasing cloth so you don’t have to spend forever scrubbing your face off and and irritating your skin at night.


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Promising review: “I was so ready to write a review about what a piece of crap this is; boy was I wrong! This actually works! I usually use the Neutrogena cleansing cloths, which work OK, but this MakeUp Eraser blows them out of the water. I can’t believe how great it is. I went to a show last night and got the dreaded hand stamp. Of course, because they use ink developed by NASA, I couldn’t wash it off. I can’t show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn’t, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. That sucker damn near got the whole thing off!!! I’m so impressed by this thing I’m going to get another one just in case they stop making them!” —Lola

Get it from Amazon for $20.

Read our MakeUp Eraser review as well as BuzzFeed Review‘s deep dive into the best makeup remover (the MakeUp Eraser won as our mid-price pick).

15.

A TubShroom to prevent hair from clogging up your pipes and creating a gross puddle of water in your bathtub.


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Promising review: “I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don’t think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn’t clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I’ve ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!” —Lawyer For Justice

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

16.

An essential oil stick that can help you combat migraines and tension headaches right away. Apply it onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck and you’ll actually be able to get through the rest of the day.


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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.

For more info, read our full review of this handy little headache stick.

17.

A set of bedsheet fasteners, because no one likes to wake up in the morning and realize their entire fitted sheet is now bunched up in the corner of their bed.


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Promising review: “These work really well! I have a 14-inch mattress, so keeping the fitted sheet well-secured has been a struggle until now. One of the best purchases I’ve made. I followed someone else’s advice here of turning the sheet inside out, putting the fasteners on, then putting the sheet on the mattress. Made them very easy to use.” —Jayne Voyt

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two designs).

18.

A pair of silicone grips that’ll help stop your glasses from sliding down your nose all day. And if you ever feel like your glasses are digging into your temples, these should make them more comfy too.


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Promising review: “Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off they’re so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER.” —Andrea Lincoln

Get a set of five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).


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Note that it’s best if your garbage disposal is just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it’s clogged, definitely call a plumber.

Promising review: “After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I’m in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn’t even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I’m shocked how well this stuff works.” —J. Peace

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.89 (available in four sizes).

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A bug bite suction tool that’ll be super useful to carry around as the weather gets warmer and the bugs start swarming. It works to remove insect venom, saliva, and other irritants that get left under the skin using a small suction.


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BuzzFeed Shopping editor Rebecca O’Connell owns one of these and notes that while it doesn’t completely get rid of your bites, it does put a halt to the itching. It works with mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice! Note that some reviewers say the suction can be really strong, so try to use it gently; and the company doesn’t recommend using it on your neck or face, because it can cause bruising there. (Read the full directions before using it!)

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

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.95 (also available individually or in packs of three and six).


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Promising review: “I am in love with this silicone brush. It’s easy to clean and soft on my face, easy to handle and grip. It’s very good. I would buy again and again.” —Amanda Panda clark

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four designs).

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A bracelet fastening tool that’ll help you deck yourself out in your fave accessories without almost breaking them or having to run around the house trying to find someone to help you.


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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 a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

23.

A nail polish holder so you can paint your nails in peace, without accidentally knocking the bottle over on the floor or trying to hold it between your legs.


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Promising review: “Where has this been all my life? Definitely helps with DIY nail projects. When I had no idea this polish holder existed, I tried to find creative ways to hold my polish, so that it would be in a convenient spot. However, I never found that really worked for me, or felt comfortable. This holder holds all of my nail polishes easily and is very comfortable to wear. I love that the finger holes on the bottom are not enclosed so you can just pull the holder off without ruining your paint job. Just one tip: move the holder to your pointer finger when doing your thumb.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 21 colors/patterns).

Check out our deeper dive, “This Nail Polish Holder Will Make Giving Yourself A Manicure So Much Easier,” and learn all about this interesting device!

24.

A pack of transparent spiral hair ties that can help prevent ponytail headaches and bumps, while still allowing you to have a super cute up-do.


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Promising review: “I’m obssesed with these! I have thick curly hair so rubber bands and the ribbon elastics always dent my hair. Even when I straighten my hair, those type of hair ties also dent my hair. With these coils, my hair is secure whether it’s straight or curly. When I remove it, my hair is easily fixed back into place. These do stretch out after you use it for a while, but it is easily fixed. If you blow dry them, the heat will cause it to shrink back to its original size and it is as good as new!” —Stephanie S.

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

25.

A super absorbent, anti-frizz microfiber hair towel to cut your hair drying time in half, without adding extra heat damage.


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Ever since I started using a microfiber hair towel, I hardly ever use a blow-dryer anymore. I’d rather not add heat to my curly hair unless totally necessary, so I’ll wash my hair at night, wrap it in a microfiber towel and let it dry on it’s own. It helps my curls feel much healthier — and it keeps my hair out of the way while I’m doing my skincare routine.

Promising Review: “If you have naturally curly hair, you need this towel! I don’t know what is at work but it definitely reduces frizz and my curls come out much nicer after using this towel. It would be even better if the towel was a smidge larger so it would feel more secure while wrapped around my head. Even so, it’s a great product and I recommend it to my curly-haired friends.” —KShats

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes).


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You can also use it on carpets, bedding, cloth diapers, etc.

Promising review: “I feel like you won’t believe what I’m about to write, because I can’t believe it myself. On New Year’s Eve, my husband and I had an epic fail. We dropped a glass of red wine in our bedroom, and as if it were a gymnast, the glass tumbled three times before crashing on the ground. Red wine flew all over the carpet, bedding, and my favorite pale yellow upholstered bench at the end of our bed. We stood there in shock, and then I remembered I had just bought Puracy. After spraying the better part of a bottle on various linens, our carpet, and my pale yellow bench, IT LOOKS LIKE THE EPIC WINE FAIL OF 2016 NEVER HAPPENED. It’s seriously like magic. I still can’t believe my eyes and really wish I took before-and-after photos. Worth every penny!!!!! It’s now my go-to stain remover!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in 25 oz and 64 oz).

27.

A clip-on colander designed to fit most round pots, pans, and bowls to make preparing dinner a little quicker, easier, and convenient.


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It’s compact and easy-to-store, BPA-free, FDA-approved, made of top-quality silicone, and dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can’t believe I lived without this for so long. It’s a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you’ve got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well.” —R. Higgins

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

28.

A jar of O’Keeffe’s hand cream that’ll really come in ~handy~ to repair painful blisters and cracked skin after all that hand washing!


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Promising review: “Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I’ve tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I’d tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth.” —Steve

Get it from Amazon for $7.29 (also available in packs of 2–12).

29.

And an orange vanilla conditioning detangler spray made with vegan, plant-based ingredients to make after shower brushing a whole lot less painful and time-consuming.


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Promising review: “The BEST detangler out there, and I have tried them all…even the expensive leave-in conditioners that say they detangle also. Bonus: your hair smells like those orange/vanilla popsicles that are so good. I have long, thick hair and I use a wide-tooth comb after the shower. I spray this on all over and have zero trouble getting through my hair! So nice!” —Alyssa V

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

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