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31 Things That’ll Do Jobs You Didn’t Know Needed To Be Done

31 Things That’ll Do Jobs You Didn’t Know Needed To Be Done

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1.

A spill-safe cabinet mat with a lip guard and a raised surface that’ll protect your cabinets (and the things you store in it) from leaks and spills.


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Promising review: “We are very pleased with our new mats. They are excellent quality and fit as described by the seller. The mats are going to be perfect to protect the painted surface of our laundry room cabinet interiors from scuffing, as well as stains from cleaning and detergent containers. They have a nice, deep and sturdy lip to contain accidental spills. I wish we had installed them years ago. We will order more for bathroom cabinets and other uses. This is the perfect liner for cabinets.” —amazonshopper

Get it from Amazon for $47.95 (available in two colors).

2.

A sock pairing system so you can attach your socks in pairs and keep them that way, even while they’re being washed. This can save you a ~load~ of time while folding laundry and save your loads of laundry from the dreaded MIA ankle sock.


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Promising review: “These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can’t swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks.” —A.D. Burnette

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in four colors).

3.

A remote attachment for anyone who wishes their Apple TV remote could be universal. Turns out, it can! This works for your TV, receiver, sound bar, Blu-ray player, and Apple TV. Enjoy switching seamlessly from streaming to live television — you deserve it.


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Promising review: “Exactly what I needed. I used to need three remotes by my side to control my Apple TV, TV, and cable TV, but now all I need is this for the entire system control. Awesome product!” —Cheong Kim Hoe

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

4.

A moisture absorber with crystals that’ll soak up the moisture in small bathrooms, laundry rooms, or closets. You don’t need lingering post-shower water to rain on your parade.


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Get used to loving this thing because it’ll last up to 60 days!

Promising review: “We had a flood in our kitchen. Our home builder came in with dehumidifiers and dried up the area. They sprayed for mold and mildew as well. Even after all of that work, we still had a faint musty smell coming from under the sink. We have an open floor plan into the living room and the odor just wafted into that open area, plus all the way to the entryway. I was so over the smell, so I decided to try DampRid. It completely worked. Within two days my house smelled normal again. I can’t even recommend this product enough. It’s still under my sink.” —The Byrne Family

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $4.52 (available in two scents).

5.

A Freshly meal service, because you need to kick your take-out habit just as much as you need to eat (even if you refuse to cook). This meal plan is gonna solve both of those problems — in under four minutes.


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I have been eating Freshly meals for months. This is the first meal subscription (and hi hello I’ve tried them all) that I haven’t gotten tired of. They have fantastic year-round meals and enough seasonal meals that I never get bored. Each meal has solid portion sizes and sides. They all take under four minutes to make, with zero prep required. And (don’t tell my mother) they look completely home-cooked when you plate them… and send pictures to your mother of the meal you “made”. I’ve all but forgotten how my oven works at this point and I’m not mad.

Get it from Freshly for $8.99+/meal (available in multiple subscription options).

6.

A makeup brush shampoo to make your brushes as smooth and silky soft as your hair feels after a good shampoo. Your pores, and makeup palettes, are sure to thank you.


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Promising review: “This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I’m not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out.” —Kryssy

Get it from Amazon for $5.23.

7.

A HyperChiller beverage cooler that can make a freshly brewed cup of coffee or tea instantly ice-cold or chill wine when *you* really need to cool off.


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This also works with juice and other alcoholic drinks. Just fill it with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. Added bonus, it’s dishwasher safe!

Promising review: “I am an avid (i.e. daily) iced coffee drinker, but I have been extremely hesitant to make my own iced coffee at home because I didn’t want the bitter flavor from two-day old coffee or the watered-down nature of just adding ice to coffee. Thanks to this, I have now found a solution!! It works like a CHARM!!! I am able to create my own iced coffee directly from my coffee maker in the comfort of my own home. I guarantee this item will be used frequently!” —Chelsea

Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

8.

A pancake batter mixer that’ll help you blend up a perfect plate of mess-free pancakes (break)fast.


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This includes a bottle and wire whisk ball.

Promising review: “I LOVE this thing! Breakfast has never been faster or easier! And it doesn’t make noise that will wake everyone up while I am mixing. The silicone tip is real silicone. I have never been able to get my pancakes this fluffy until now! It’s so great!” —KC Hunter

Get it from Amazon for $12.10.

9.

A pair of infant earmuffs – they’re gonna keep your kid’s sensitive ears safe when you want them to enjoy outdoor concerts, fireworks, or other potentially loud events as much as you do.


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These can also help keep your kiddo calm during day-to-day errands and activities.

Promising review: “We’d surely be pegged for ‘parent fail’ blog photos if it weren’t for these. Front row of a dirt bike race? No problem! Redneck firework extravaganza? Get’r done! Late night camping trip with drunk friends? Put that baby in a tent and party. You deserve it. Snoozing babies? Not even phased. These are lightweight and work like a charm! They fit fine at three months and will continue growing with her. I highly recommend them.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $24.95 (available in 26 colors).

10.

A pair of jumbo laundry clips — a must-have multi-tasking tool for your next beach vacation. Use them to clip your towel to your beach chair so it doesn’t blow away or to hang-dry wet towels and suits on your hotel room balcony.


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Promising review: “I LOVE these!!! They are a very nice product that can be used a variety of ways. They are helpful on cruise ships, they prevent your towel from flying away when it is windy on the water. They’re also great to use on the beach, to attach your towels to beach chairs. I also use these to hang up wet clothes in the shower when I am on vacation. They are great colors and very sturdy. I would definitely recommend these to a friend!!” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.99.

11.

A magnetic Bottle Loft that’ll hold your drinks from the ceiling of your fridge, giving you extra space to store all of your impulse cheese purchases.


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This two strip pack holds up to six bottles.

Promising review: “Of all the things I have bought that I didn’t need, this is one of my favorites. Beer is hard to get out of the cardboard carrier in the top of my fridge. While just taking them out and sitting them on the shelf would have solved this problem as well. This solution is more fun. And the way they float does give the fridge a tiny bit of extra space underneath the beer for small thinks like cheese or something flat.” —AbbyValentine

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

12.

And a home beer tap for anyone who wants a flavorful, foamy brew from the comfort of their own kitchen.


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Throw a 12 ounce can of beer in the back and watch this bubble up into a drink that tastes straight from the tap!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $79.95.

13.

A pair of sneakers with a hidden pocket to keep cash, cards, or a spare house key. This is sure to save you if you’re the kind of person who always forgets their keys but (fortunately) never forgets to put on shoes.


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You can also get boots with the same secret pocket. P.S. Reviewers say the sneakers run small, so be sure to get the size that’ll fit you best!

Promising review: “I bought these for my daughter and she loves them. It has been months and they have held up to wear and tear. They are great quality. She loves the side pocket the most.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors and sizes 5–12).

14.

A heckin’ cute cart hammock that’ll help your baby comfortably ~hang out~ with you (and your rutabagas) at the grocery store.


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Promising review: “Good. Lord. This thing is amazing. When you have two or more kiddos, it’s a must. I can’t make it down one aisle in the store without being stopped and asked what it is and where I got it! It’s super cute and extremely helpful when grocery shopping!” —Jeri Singletary

Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in seven colors).

15.

A corn butter knife for anyone who believes in keeping ultra-efficient kitchen tools around, no matter how ~corny~ they may seem.


The Grommit

You can use the cool shape of the knife to slice off the end of a stick of butter or scoop some out of a tub. Plus, it’s top-rack dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “This is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you try it. I hate buttering corn on the cob! It’s messy, butter falls off the knife, etc. This genius little thing makes it easy. Love it!” —Christa

Get a pair from The Grommet for $13.95 or get a similar one from Amazon for $7.99.

16.

A pack of tea oil-absorbing tissues that’ll save your selfies if you’re spending the summer somewhere humid and haven’t had experience with that sweet face-shine before.


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These are made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal.

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. They’re a great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I’ll never go back to other brands. Give these a try — they’re completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. I have no negative things to say at all.” —Kelsey

Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in two formulas).

17.

A self-standing non-stick paddle spoon so you don’t have to feel ~squirrely~ about making a mess when scooping out rice ever again.


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Promising review: “Very cute and stands up without wobbling! The paddle is angled slightly backwards so it’s a little bit harder to scoop rice, but I still love it! If it ever breaks, I’m definitely buying another (but it’s pretty sturdy, so I’m not that concerned).” —Hayley

Get it from Amazon for $3.29.

18.

A box of environmentally-friendly shampoo bars that’ll help keep your hair shiny, healthy, and clean while also getting rid of all the bulky bottles taking over the bottom of your bathtub.


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Promising review: “One use and I already have healthier looking hair! I bought the sampler pack as a starter to split with a friend; I didn’t want to waste a whole bar if I decided I didn’t like the product. But I am in love with the results. To start: I have color-treated hair that I blow-dry and straighten every day (I use a thermal protectant), I have a dry scalp that results in a lot of dandruff, and I have tried a ton of different products to remedy that. The first photo (top right) was taken one day after washing with my old product. The second photo (bottom right) was taken after blow-drying my hair, after using no products other than the shampoo and conditioner bars. My hair is both softer and shinier than before. My husband noted that my color almost seems more vibrant now. I usually have to use a leave-in conditioner or my scalp will flake. I don’t have to do that with this and my scalp isn’t itchy either. I am massively impressed with this product and I have no complaints.” —Kaytlyn

Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in three styles).

19.

A pair of rain shoe covers you can easily carry around in your bag while on vacation or on days when it might rain — there’s no need to wear bulky rain boots all day or ruin your shoes when the forecast is sayin’ rain!


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Promising review: “This was the single greatest piece of rain gear we used during a major rain storm. The day we used them it rained four inches and we were outside for it all. We wore these the entire time we were in a theme park and walked nearly 30 miles in three days. There was no wear and tear, no shrinkage or damage, and (most importantly) our feet were completely dry! They did not get sweaty or hot during wear either. People stopped us often to ask where we purchased them and if they worked. I will be purchasing several of these in the future to have on hand for the rest of my family. They do not take up a lot of room and come with little bags to throw them in when you’re ready to slip them off.” —J.M.

Get it from Amazon for $11.68+ (available in 11 colors and sizes 5–12).

20.

A pet hair removal broom/squeegee hybrid — you’re gonna quickly realize that vacuums ~suck~ at picking up pet hair when you use this and find out your carpet is actually white… not Border Collie brown.


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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 $14.34.

21.

A diaper cream applicator so you can apply diaper cream in a way that’s comfortable (and far less messy) for you and your baby.


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It also has a suction cup to keep it in place when your kiddo is all over the place.

Promising review: “I know people may wonder why you would need a tool to touch your baby’s bottom but this thing is awesome. There’s less of a diaper cream mess on you and your surfaces. It makes spreading diaper cream easier.” —Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

22.

A pack of bra strap clips that’ll hold your bra in place even when the straps start to lose their support. These things’ll help your favorite bra stay alive far past its expiration date.


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Promising review: “These work! They stay in place and I don’t need help from someone else to put them on! I’ve tried others that just ‘hook’ onto your bra but they would fall off before I could get my bra on. I’m so glad I found these!” —Jana K

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.89+ (available in two colors).

23.

A pack of four reusable K-cups for anyone who wants to enjoy their favorite brew without the guilt of creating all that K-cup waste.


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Promising review: “I am so happy I purchased these pods! Their quality is excellent and the delivery was very satisfactory. I have saved a LOT of money by not purchasing disposable pods and am still able to enjoy excellent ground coffee. I am content knowing that I am not contributing to the vast amount of plastic pods that have, and will, end up in landfills and in our oceans.” —LoverofClassics

Get them from Amazon for $8.95.

24.

A pack of two gap stoppers that’ll cover the gaps in your counter so your floor doesn’t fill up with spoons, toothbrushes, and other treasures that could fall to their doom.


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Promising review: “This is quite a clever bit of business. We recently replaced our gas range top on our stove and the measurements were NOT accurate on the replacement unit. We had a gap between it and our counter. I saw this and thought it give it a try. It’s worked very well. There’s no longer a mess falling through the half inch crack at the back of the range top. It looks fairly unobtrusive and has been a good solution.” —Kathryn Carter

Get them from Amazon for $24.50 (available in two colors).

25.

A set of dermaplaning razors made for people who would like their skin free of peach-fuzz without waxing or razor burns.


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Promising review: “I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up.” —I & S. Stark

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

26.

A pair of anti-chafing thigh bands sure to delight anyone who loves short skirts and dresses as much as they loves their thick thighs.


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Promising review: “These are a life-saver. I chafe really badly in the summer when I sweat and these are cute, sexy, and 100% prevent chafing. I have gotten compliments on them and people have even asked me where I got them. They stay in place even when you’re sweating. I would walk around Europe all day in the summer with these on and had no problem.” —Nayara

Get them from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in six sizes and 15 styles).

To learn more, check out “These Anti-Chafe Bands Are Gorgeous, Comfortable, And Will Save Your Thighs“.

27.

A packing shelf you can move straight from your suitcase to your hotel closet, making packing so satisfyingly efficient, you might find even more excuses to use up your vacation days.


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This’ll fit in large suitcases and standard carry-ons. They’ve thrown in compartments for clothes, underwear, and toiletries, with a zippered pocket for shoes and dirty laundry.

Promising review: “This organizer makes packing and unpacking so fast! It keeps my business clothes wrinkle free, too. For one or two nights business trips, I can easily fit my work, gym, and leisure clothes folded into one compartment. My cosmetics go in another, belt and jewelry go in the convenient top pockets, and there’s still room for dirty clothes on the bottom section. I can pack and unpack in five minutes now. It also only takes 30 seconds to go from hanging to packed when I need to leave. I love this product and highly recommend.” —Heidi Slocumb

Get it from Amazon for $33.91.

28.

A butter hugger – it’s sure to be a ~dairy~ great way to keep your butter tasting better.


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Promising review: “I have purchased these for my own use and to give as gifts. It makes storing butter sticks in the fridge so neat and easy. It also measures one tablespoon with the width of the top of the cap — clever idea. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s a unique idea and very useful. I didn’t mind the price because I didn’t need very many of them and they were sure worth it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three styles).

29.

A pack of clear tip highlighters made for professional study sessions — only amateurs overshoot their highlighted sections.


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Promising review: “I’m a highlighter junkie and I love these. The colors are pigmented enough to draw attention to it but not so much so that I can’t read the font that I highlighted. It rarely, if ever, bleeds through paper. I usually avoid green and orange because they tend to be too pigmented and dark but the ones in this bunch are perfect. It also does not smudge and I’m very prone to that since I’m left-handed. I like the clear view part since it helps me see when I should stop highlighting, very precise.” —Steph

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.88 (available in five color sets).

30.

A colorful edge bumper guard that’ll save your shins if you’re the kind of accident-prone person who always seems to forget where the coffee table is on the way to the bathroom at night. Baby-proofing is for everyone, baby!


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Promising review: “This product, while being advertised for child safety, is also really useful for adults who hurt themselves in strange ways. I bought this product as a way to avoid hurting myself any further with my new desk, a desk that has a large metal rack on the bottom where your feet usually are. The day I purchased this I had slammed my foot so hard into the desk that the top of my foot was swollen and, not wanting to feel that pain again, I found this amazing product. It was unbelievably easy to install and I still have plenty of it left. I would highly recommend this to anyone, whether it be for children, adults, or even pets.” —Knucklehead

Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in two sizes and eight colors).

31.

And finally, a pair of onion goggles that would keep you from crying while chopping onions if it wasn’t for the tears of joy you’re gonna cry when those chopped onions aren’t stinging your eyes at all.


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Promising review: “The only thing I don’t like about these goggles is the fact that I didn’t buy them years ago! These are practically magical. I love to cook with onions and up until now I just knew it would take a while longer since I would periodically have to step back and get the tears under control to avoid cutting myself. But now! Holy moly… these work!! They’re comfortable, they don’t fog up, and like I said up front, I just wish I’d purchased them before. This is not a luxury item — it’s a necessity!!” —C. Eastwood

Get them from Amazon for $13.01+ (available in five colors).

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