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27 Products To Help You Take Care Of Life’s Little Hassles

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27 Products To Help You Take Care Of Life’s Little Hassles
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·Updated 30 minutes ago. Posted 2 hours agoYour little problems are done, through, finished, caput, extinct, I could go on.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.

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A coffee subscription from Rwanda Bean so you never have that sinking feeling of waking up and realizing you’re all out of java. Get four bags of coffee in any grind style from whole bean to espresso every month and get brewing!


Rwanda Bean

Rwanda Bean is a Black-owned business, and 50% of their profits are put toward farmers, families, and community projects — as if you needed another reason to buy coffee! This is a variety pack, but you can shop their other subscriptions here if you’d prefer four bags of your favorite roast. Get it from Rwanda Bean for $49/month (available in eight grind styles).

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A set of multi-purpose silicone lids that are *seriously* airtight and wildly useful. They’re fantastic for covering bowls, leftovers, and even pots without lids since they’re heat-safe! Look, I can pick up a heavy bowl of cookie dough with just the handle from this light lid!


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They’re also dishwasher-safe! Ugh, the best. To read more about my intense love of these lids, check out “Food52’s Airtight Silicone Lids Are The Answer To So Many Of Your Kitchen Woes.”Promising review: “These have come in handy way more than I thought. Helps with covering food prep, when reheating in the microwave, and storing leftovers. Since we have been working from home my husband loves the small lids for his coffee cup.” —SarahGet a set of five from Food52 for $40.

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A Lily Cup so you can ditch other period products for good. This cup can roll as thin as a tampon, making insertion easy as can be. This cup’s unique shape is perfect for people with a higher cervix and heavier flow and the no-spill rim lets you chill all day and remove the cup stress-free.


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The Lily Cup is made of medical grade silicone, can stay in for up to 12 hours, and has an angled shape and smooth exterior for comfortable insertion and wear. Get it from Intimina for $25.46 (originally $29.95, available in two sizes).

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Black Girl Sunscreen that is made for and by women of color and is ultra-sheer, ensuring there’s *no* annoying white cast or residue. It’s SPF 30, doubles as a moisturizing lotion with avocado and jojoba among its list of hydrating ingredients, and layers under makeup flawlessly!


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Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black-owned business whose products are paraben-, fragrance-, oxybenzone-, octinoxate-, silicone-, and aluminum-free, as well as cruelty-free and vegan!Promising review: “Oh my goodness! This sunscreen is unbelievable! It goes on smoothly and leaves no purple/white residue on my skin. This is a game-changer! I put this on my face and almost could not believe the results. My son has EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and I have had no issues with him using this. Glides on smooth and feels lightweight. Love it!” —J9owensGet it from Black Girl Sunscreen for $18.99 or Target for $15.99. Also available in a kids version!

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A user-friendly budget planner so you can have a clear view of 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 CustomerGet it from Amazon for $7.99.

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A pack of Mighty Patches — breakout-fighting facial stickers that suck gunk and sebum out of pimples overnight. Oh, how I wish every problem could be solved with a sticker.


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Promising review: “If you have issues with acne (especially those nasty whiteheads) but can’t afford all the fancy step-by-step treatments out there, you at least need to buy these. This truly worked at minimizing my pimples, sucking up the wound, and keeping big pimples from getting worse. It really does draw up the pus to the patch! I leave one on overnight and just slowly peel off and then wipe away any remaining pus. I even let my mom who was visiting try it on her pimple and she loved them, so I had to order more!” —Megan MeehanGet a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

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A glass and window cleaner that’ll help your glass surfaces streak-free. Listen, now that I’m inside all the time, little things like streaks on the windows are GETTING TO ME.


Pur Home

Pur Home is a Black- and woman-owned company whose cleaning products are natural, eco-friendly and made with only plant-derived ingredients. Their products contain no laureth sulfates, petroleum solvent, parabens, ethers, synthetic fragrances, dyes, or ammonia. This cleaner is also biodegradable!Promising review: “This is now my go-to for window cleaning! No smearing and smells really good. I bought it with the thought that it might leave behind that smear so I used it on windows behind blinds, but now I use it on everything. I was greatly surprised and I’m really happy with this product.” —BreezyGet it from Pur Home for $10 (available in two scents).

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A sleep eye mask with Bluetooth headphones so you don’t get tangled in a pesky headphone cord if you want to fall asleep listening to music or — like me — the same podcast episode for the thousandth time.


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Promising review: “The first thing I noticed was how soft it is. I have tried other sleep masks but they usually end up with some seam feeling scratchy on my nose. I love the size of this and how well it fits with the adjustable velcro straps. It blocks light very well, which is great for me as I cannot stand any light when I sleep. I also use a sound machine app and had no trouble pairing this to my phone and playing my sounds. It has really good quality audio and was still playing when I woke up in the morning after about six hours.” —TSpencerGet it from Amazon for $23.99.

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A shopping bag carrier that will spare you multiple trips back and forth from the car after you run errands. Grab all of your bags in one fell swoop and get on with your day.


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Promising review: “I’ve tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It’s easy to use: Just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It’s very well-made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It’s worth the money.” —S. HillGet it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors).

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A stainless-steel “soap” bar so you can easily wash away the lingering smell of garlic and onions after chopping. If you don’t cook with a ton of garlic, we are not friends. But if you smell like a ton of garlic, we are also not friends. This soap bar will save our relationship.


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Reviewers say this bar also helps with body odor! ¯_(ツ)_/¯Promising review: “This bar is for real. I know there is science behind it but it feels like magic. The onion smell disappears from your hands instantly. Every kitchen needs this. Have had it for years now and no rust or any sign of wear. Looks and works like it’s brand-new.” —kallistoGet it from Amazon for $7.39.

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A set of egg rings, because there’s nothing worse than trying to fry the perfect egg for a breakfast sammie, only to have it spread a thousand miles across your nonstick pan. With egg rings you’ll get a flawless egg every. single. time.


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Promising review: “With these rings, dinner every night will be eggs. I have a large skillet that I love using for everything and obviously cracking an egg on a 20-inch skillet would result in the thinnest 20-inch long egg. Now I can make four eggs at the same time, they look like eggs, and they fit perfectly onto a bread/bagel sandwich. It does leak sometimes, but mostly because I rush to lift the ring before the egg is cooked properly on the sides. The trick is to keep the skillet heated properly and have some butter or other lard before adding the eggs. The rings are sturdy and easy to clean. No melting issues or anything. Great product, 10/10.” —KSGet a four-pack on Amazon for $6.98.

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An earwax remover to quickly and safely remove all of the waxy buildup annoyingly plugging up your ears. I deeply want to use this, but I’m honestly going to throw up if I keep looking at this photo any longer, so, um, moving on.


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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 three to five 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 FionaGet it from Amazon for $31.50.

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A jar opener for all the times you need a little extra elbow grease…even though you totally loosened it on your own first.


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The jar-opener can expand and contract to accommodate lids from 1 to 3.5 inches. It’s also dishwasher safe, just in case.Promising review: “This is a very versatile jar opener that, unlike so many others, expands with a twist of the knob to accommodate larger jar lids. Once applied and tightened, the handle provides great leverage to open even the most stubborn of jars. I tried to open a wide-mouthed pickle jar by hand and had no success after many tries, which included running the lid under hot water and knocking it against a granite countertop. Then I applied the Kuhn Rikon to the pickle jar, tightened it against the edges of the lid, grabbed the handle and, voila! It opened with one nudge.” —Steven ArnoldGet it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three styles).

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An Everyplate subscription so you can lose some of that “what are we having for dinner” stress. This affordable meal kit service sends you three to five easy-to-make meals per week and each meal only has six steps! What a relief.


Every Plate

Every week, choose between thirteen different meal options, including vegetarian recipes. Then simply look forward to your box arriving so you can get cooking!Get it from Everyplate for $4.99/serving plus $8.99 for shipping (available in servings of two or four and three, four, or five meals per week).Check out the Dijon Butter Steak (left) and Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos (right) and the rest of the current menu selections here.

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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!” —HaleyGet it from Chewy for $59.

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An anti-dandruff shampoo that’ll make your shower experience much more restful since you won’t have to glare at your shampoo bottle wondering if it’s gonna give you The Dreaded Flakes.


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Promising review: “MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have dandruff, flaky scalp, scabs, etc. BUY THIS! I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four to five times (over a month), and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it.” —chrisGet it from Amazon for $14.84.

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A fogless mirror you can hang in your shower so you can shave without guesswork, leaving stubble in the sink, or having to wipe the mirror down a million times to see yourself clearly.


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Promising review: “I had been looking at this product for a while. The mirror is the largest I have owned, has a holder for two razors, and a built-in squeegee, which is a nice addition. I like that you can fill it with warm water, instead of just spray, and it stays fog-free! I definitely recommend this item if you prefer to shave in the shower!” —SpikerGet it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in four sizes).

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A bidet attachment to make butt-cleaning time easier and — dare I say — more fun. It’s simple to install and can be taken from apartment to apartment, because trust me — once you try this thing, you’re never gonna want to leave it ~behind~.


Omigo

I have this and — without giving you too much detail about what my butt’s up to — it’s really fantastic. It was really easy to install, works fantastically, and I’m so happy I can easily bring it with me whenever my current lease it up. A worth-it upgrade that I totally recommend. The version pictured above is the Omigo Element, which has rear and front washes. I think this totally suffices, but if you want a touch more luxury, try the Element+, which can also attach to hot water for a warm wash.Promising review: “I can’t believe we waited so long to make the switch. The bidet life is where it’s at — so fresh and so clean! The reduction of toilet paper use is a plus. We are saving money and probably some trees. I like having the front and back options on the dial — it helps to get the job done. I would like to eventually upgrade to one of the seat attachment models one day. The Element is incredibly easy to install and all the reference materials provided in the box and on the site was very thorough. No regrets!” —Junahlyn H.Get it from Omigo for $71 (originally $79).

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A dirty/clean dishwasher magnet so your household can finally get a clear answer on if the dishwasher’s been run or not. And I think one inspired by one of your favorite sitcoms will drive everyone to actually use it.


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Promising review: “I love it! It makes me laugh every time I see it. Great quality too. Would also make a cute gift.” —mandyjackson2Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95.

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A decorative window film to cover any oddly placed windows in your home (HOW many places have I rented with a window right next to the toilet?!) while adding a fun sparkly touch to the room.


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Promising review: “I have a weird skinny window in my house where no normal window covering works. People walking on our community trail can see up into our upstairs bathroom when the light is on and it’s dark outside. Not a good plan at all. So I used this window film and cut different sized circles and placed then on this window to interrupt the view into the house. Worked perfectly! Very easy to use.” —MarsgardGet it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in eight sizes).

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A set of compostable sponge cloths for cleaning any and every little mess you encounter. These sponge/towel crossovers can hold 16 times their weight in water, dry quickly, can be run through the dishwasher or washing machine, AND are made from compostable plant fibers.


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Promising review: “Okay, these things are indestructible. They absorb a ton of water, and are also great cleaning cloths in lieu of sponges for dishes, etc. They dry out VERY quickly over the sink spout also. I have only worn out two of them, and that is only because they got REALLY filthy to the point where I didn’t even try to wash them after cleaning up from a grease spill/fire. The stitching gives each one just enough ‘tooth’ to be a good scrubber also.” —ThreemoonsGet a set fo 10 from Food52 for $29.

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A pair of period-proof sleep shorts so you don’t have to choose between messing with bulky pads and hope they stay in place overnight or leaving in a tampon — these shorts will keep you clean, dry, and cool with no problem.


Ruby Love

Ruby Love is a Black woman–owned business that makes period-proof sleepwear, underwear, swimwear, and activewear — check out the rest of their styles here! These shorts collect period blood on their own — no tampon or pad required! — but there’s a pocket to secure a pad if you’d like. To clean, simply machine wash and dry on low heat. Get it from Ruby Love for $34.99 (originally $39.99, available in sizes XS–3X as well as a Juniors size). Check out the rest of Ruby Love’s period-proof sleepwear styles here.

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An eco-friendly cleaning kit that makes it super-duper easy to get all of your essentials in one place. Simultaneously reduce your plastic use and get your home squeaky clean with this glass bottle and tablet set.


Blueland

The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets — one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It’s as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs.Promising review: “Love this product. Our cleaning supply cupboard is so simple now. No more bottles falling over each other. All the cleaners work really well. I really like the scent of each product. Can’t wait to get my refills.” —Jaqueline BGet the kit from Blueland for $39 and check out all of their kit options here.

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A shower and bath grip so you and any housemates or guests can confidently step into the bath over any high, slippery ledges without the hassle of installing anything permanent.


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To install, just apply pressure and flip the latches to activate suction. Promising review: “I bought this for our shower, because my parents were coming for Christmas and my stepfather is an amputee. He’s almost 70, roughly 6-foot-2 and 250 lbs., (or more post-Christmas feast), and I didn’t hear a crash all week. He survived the holidays without any injury, and the handle is still in place. It was very easy to install, which made me leery because I felt like it was too easy. I can’t get a shower caddy to stay up without crashing, so my fear of being the kid who put in the shower handle wrong and causing a holiday catastrophe was a real concern — my mother would never let me live it down. But rest assured, this thing is easy and sturdy, and the price was great. Holidays are tight enough without my desperate need for karma points and parental approval making extra deductions from my bank account.” —Erin HGet it from Amazon for $13.99.

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A bottle rack for finally organizing the unstable mountain of reusable water bottles in the house. How have you acquired so many?!


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Promising review: “I love love love this product! I love water bottles and have acquired a ridiculous amount! The whole top of my cupboard was full of a super messy pile of bottles that were always rolling out. My cupboard is so so so much better! The water bottles look great and they don’t fall out on me anymore! It is amazing! And I love that it holds so many!” —Hm247Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).

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A fruit and veggie travel cup that lets you wash your produce and put it right in a to-go container without waiting for it to dry or accepting the fact that it’ll be soggy and wet. It even comes with a cute little fork that tucks right into the cup as well!


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Promising review: “This is exactly what I needed to bring fresh fruit to work. It keeps fruit from getting soft and mushy. The fork is perfect size. Love it!” —LGet it from Food52 for $26 (available in four colors)

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A subscription for all-natural dog food from Jinx so you never run out, have to run to the store, and lug the heaviest bag in the world back home. Their dog food is made from clean ingredients like salmon, brown rice, and sweet potato — hey, that’s what I eat!


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Promising review: “My dogs went through the first bag so quickly, I ordered two more. Love that they are excited about kibble again. Great product!” —Barry T.Get a bag from Jinx for $25+ (available in three sizes) and subscribe to get 10% off.

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