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31 Things Under $10 That’ll Never Stop Being Useful

31 Things Under $10 That’ll Never Stop Being Useful

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A double-sided dressing aid tool so anyone with arthritis, carpal tunnel, or who could just use a little assistance can button or zip their clothing sans pain and frustration.


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It features a non-slip handle for a comfortable grip and two sides: one is a snag-free wire loop for buttoning and the other a narrow zipper hook.

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

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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An acupressure wristband, because reviewers swear this helps put an end to unpleasant nausea whether it’s due to pregbioreportscy, flying, vertigo, WHATEVER. Say farewell to trial-and-error treatments that really add up and say hello to sweet, sweet relief.


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It’s also been known to work for post-operative and chemotherapy-induced nausea. It applies pressure on your wrist to help ~restore balance~.

Promising review: “I’m eight weeks pregbioreportst and have had morning sickness nonstop every single day, and it has made my appetite go away so much that I feared for my baby’s health. I needed a quick fix so I could eat again. It worked amazingly. I went to Denny’s and ate my weight in pancakes! It feels so good not to feel nauseous all the time.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $6.22.

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A set of reusable glass straws that’ll let you stylishly ditch plastic when using these anytime, anywhere: with your morning coffee, daily tea, or even just water! Your drinks with look chic and the turtles will be happy, happy, happy.


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It comes with a storage pouch and two cleaning brushes. You’ll get eight straws: four straight and four curved!

Promising review: “I was skeptical when I went to purchase these straws. I was afraid they would break easily and I might be wasting my money. So far they appear to be durable. We stick them in the dishwasher to wash them since I pretty much use them for drinking water. They hold up well. We aren’t being super clumsy with them, but aren’t being super careful either. I have heard a few loud tings on them and they hold up well. I would definitely get them again.” —Caren

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

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A foaming carpet shampoo especially popular for cleaning car interiors — it’s high time you get rid of that ketchup stain from 2005. Your four-wheeled baby deserves BETTER.


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Did I mention it’s citrus scented? Its stain-removing formula lifts dirt and residue on cloth, carpet, and upholstery! AND it cancels funky odors.

Promising review: “This stuff is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I posted before-and-after photos (above) for you to see for yourself! My 1996 Toyota Camry is 23 years old — this is the original carpet! It took me exactly three hours to clean this carpet and I will tell you this: IT WAS WORTH IT!” —treylee

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

5.

A set of Schtick dermaplaning razors to remove peach fuzz and shape brows painlessly (and without paying for a wax). It’s gentle, precise, and won’t leave irritation marks like most threading or razors. Aka your face will be as smooth as a baby’s bottom and you’ll never have to pay the price.


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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.

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A set of furniture leg protectors so you can put an end to scratching your precious wooden floors — you NEED that security deposit back. Also, your chairs were a little chilly. They wanted these socks.


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Promising review: “I used to use those slider things on my dining room chairs, which sit on a wood floor. They would often fall off or make the chairs uneven. Not so with these wonderful socks. They stay put and protect the floor. Moving the chairs is now a silent operation. An added benefit: they attract cat hair and I can just pick it off once a week, which is easier than chasing the stuff around the dining room with a dust mop.” —Constance Radcliffe

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in light brown and dark brown).

7.

A metal pull chain duo, because it’s been a lifetime of forgetting which one turns on the light or fan. These’ll mark each fixture so entering the room will now be e-f-f-i-c-i-e-n-t.


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You’ll get two attachable pull chains: one marked as a light bulb and one as a fan.

Promising review: “Not only can I finally tell which pull chain works which function, but since I added them to the ends of my existing pull chains it’s no longer necessary for my ancient 5-foot 1-inch carcass to stand on tiptoe just to reach the blasted pulls. Last time I ended up with a stress fracture in my foot. NOT fun.” —La Donna Bucket

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.10+ (available in two colors and as a two-pack).

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A pair of rubber slides that’ll quickly find themselves glued to your feet 24/7 when you discover their barely-there, relaxed appeal. They’re already a cult-favorite and super cheap so you WILL be stocking up before you know it.


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A microwave steamer for eating your veggies with ease — aka the only way we’re ever going to do it. Its steam release vent ensures splatter-free heating *and* the middle of the basket stays cool so you can lift your food without risk.


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You can cook, veggies, fish, and poultry! Reviewers also use it for rice.

Promising review: “I used this steamer for the first time today. I cooked fresh steamed vegetables in it. It did a terrific job. It cooked every bit as well as my counter top steamer and was a lot faster to clean after use. The vegetables retained their flavor and cooked perfectly. The texture was perfect, also. I fixed cabbage, carrots, and large brussel sprouts. There was more than enough room. I could have easily fit in more vegetables. I’m very pleased with this product!” —Tuxedo Cat

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

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A set of waistline and bra extenders so you can wear your clothes without them constantly pinching and pulling. These’ll provide a little more ~breathing room~ and prevent having to buy a whole new wardrobe.


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The waistline extenders give an extra 1″ to 2″ in the waistline, while the bra extenders provide an extra 2″.

Promising review (for the bra extender): “This extender is perfect for my need. I have some new bras that need breaking in. I wear a 30 to a 32 DDD and have a hard time finding the perfect fit so this does the trick. I was able to measure accurately since the description have the dimensions needed to choose the correct extender.” —V K

Get them from Amazon: a pack of five waistline extenders for $6.95+ (available in four colors) and a pack of three bra extenders for $6.69 (available in six different inch spacings).

11.

A magnetic eyeglass holder from Shark Tank, because you really can’t afford to lose another pair of sunglasses. These’ll keep reading glasses, sunglasses, eyeglasses, heck even FAKE glasses right in your *line of vision*.


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It’s also great for holding ID’s!

Promising review: “This really works. I’ve used the holder for months. It’s never fallen off. The magnets are very strong. I also like that the magnets are connected by a plastic piece so it’s hard to lose. Now I don’t lose my glasses, either!” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

12.

A set of light-dimming sheets that’ll reduce glaring screens and help you fall asleep easier. If your alarm clock is annoying in more ways than one, let these bring you peace.


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You’ll get two large static cling light dimming sheets.

Promising review: “What a time to be alive. I was laying awake at night wishing there was something I could do to make my hellish alarm clock less bright. I was really pleasantly surprised when I found out this product existed. I’m SO HAPPY that it does. I seriously don’t know where my fiancé bought this alarm clock, but it has four brightness settings and they range from light house search light to surface of the sun. I cut one of these sheets and smoothed it over the display and it’s AMAZING. I can still read the clock during the day, but at night it’s now just the right brightness so I can see the time, but not burn my retinas when I crack my eyes open in the middle of the night.” —Tiffany Marie

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.29.

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A pair of high-waisted yoga leggings with pockets (!!!) for living out the rest of your days in stylish comfort. Is there ever a time that athleisure isn’t welcome? Absolutely NOT. As long as exercise is a thing, these’ll remain a staple.


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Promising review: “I am a Lululemon fanatic and particularly love the Align pant (which retails for $85+), but can’t afford or rationalize buying tons of them. I found these the other day and ordered them in size small, red. These remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical. Mine are not see-through, even when squatting. I actually kinda want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on the pants at Lululemon when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost. If you’re a Lulu lover, you should really give these a chance!” —Ariel Parker

Get them from Amazon for $7.02+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 40 styles, with and without pockets).

See what won best workout leggings on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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A jar of Tree Hut hair-minimizing body butter so you can reduce how often you normally shave or wax. Its rich shea butter formula softens and smooths dry skin to slow down the growth of stubble — if you prefer to be without body hair, but have sensitive skin this is for you!


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To be clear, this *reduces* the amount you shave by slowing down the growth of body hair (thanks to deep, deep moisturizing) — it doesn’t eradicate shaving entirely! You’ll just do it less frequently. It usually takes up to four weeks to show results!

Promising review: “I RARELY write reviews, but this product is so good I want to shout it from the rooftops! I’m someone who has shaved my legs since I was in middle school and by the time I was 16 I had to shave every day. It was exhausting and expensive! I seriously considered getting laser hair removal and at 34, I bought this stuff. It says four weeks of daily use to see the effects, but I’m not even consistent with it and this stuff has greatly reduced my need to shave. It’s to the point where I need to shave one to two times per week! I’m seriously amazed by this product and how well it works!” —Shannon

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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A waterproof phone pouch, because vacation will probably be ruined if your beloved iPhone is dropped in a river. It comes with a neck strap to keep your phone ~high and dry~ — you can even take it snorkeling!


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AND you can still use your touchscreen (and clear windows to allow picture-taking)! It fits all smartphones up to 6″ diagonal size. It’s also snow-proof and dirt-proof.

Promising review: “I purchased this case in July for an upcoming canoe trip with a friend, and as luck would have it, we flipped our canoe about an hour from our pick up point. My ID and my debit card ended up at the bottom of the river. Fast forward to earlier this week. I was contacted via Facebook by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office diver and guess what he found? Yup, my phone case with all of the contents intact and dry as a bone! He had to cut the case open, but there was not one single drop of water in it and he ended up purchasing a case for himself, because he was just that impressed!” —Julie McDonald

Get it from Amazon for $8.98 (available in 11 colors).

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A pair of rotating nail clippers that’ll allow you to be more precise and put an end to cutting your toenails at awkward angles. It’ll especially come in ~handy~ when you’re using your non-domibioreportst hand.


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It’s extra sharp (and has a 360° rotating head) to cut through tough toenails! This is a great option for anyone with arthritis, as you’ll put less pressure on your hands.

Promising review: “This brings total comfort and ease for those that suffer arthritis or aged weaker hands. Just set the angle for your comfort and clip with ease. Not only are these clippers super sharp, the but the long handles reduce the pressure needed to clip toe and fingernails. I sure wish I had this product ten years ago — I am ordering a backup set just in case I misplace these.” —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

17.

A bottle of Finish booster powder for effectively washing your dishes without needing to rinse ’em beforehand. Meaning you won’t “soak” your plates until the end of time anymore, but you also won’t need to be more productive either.


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This is especially great for treating hard water stains!

Promising review: “I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!” —Susan A

Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

18.

A meal-planning pad so you can get 👏 organized 👏 and actually remember to (drumroll, please) GROCERY SHOP! You can list both meals and produce you’ll need to make preparing for the week ahead easier than ever. You can even tear off the grocery list to bring it with you!


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Plus its magnetic backing allows to stick it right where you can’t forget — the fridge.

Promising review: “This product has helped me become more organized in my weekly meal planning. I had a plain white board in my fridge, but I like the grocery list column on the side of this. I love how you can easily tear the list section off to take to the store with you! It has strong magnets on the back to put on the fridge, so everyone knows what we are eating!”—ValerieB

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

19.

A set of electric toothbrush head covers to protect your mouth from floating germs and, well, poop particles. There, I said it. They’re in your bathroom’s air and they’re COMING FOR YOUR TOOTHBRUSH.


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Promising review: “These are awesome and super cheap. They fit any size and head type of Oral-B’s electric toothbrush models. They are great for traveling and keeping the toothbrush heads safe from germs. I use them at home, as well, because I read that most toothbrush heads kept in toothbrush holders in bathrooms are magnets for germs, including feces, yeast, and E. coli — YUCK! These snap on tightly and keep the toothbrush heads shape well for months longer than without them.” —FelineFriendly

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.99.

Or! Get a pack of 12 silicone toothbrush covers for non-electric toothbrushes ($8.98 on Amazon). And see what won best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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A glass tumbler with an included straw, because this’ll not only help reduce waste (you can ask baristas to use this in lieu of plastic when getting iced coffee) but stay hydrated all darn day — important! Welcome to suddenly knowing where all the water fountains are…and to saving $$$.


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Not to mention, it’s dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “I love this tumbler: it’s easy to clean, great quality, beautiful blue color, won’t slip out of your hands, because of the silicone band, and is dishwasher safe. The tumbler itself is a nice thick glass, making it very sturdy (won’t stain, smell or absorb flavors). I like the fact that it has a little stopper at the end of it so you can lift it up without taking it out of the top piece. I would definitely buy another color.” —Paulina

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in eight colors).

See what won best insulated water bottles on BuzzFeed Reviews.


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Just stick it to the top of your microwave when you’re done! It’s dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: “We’ve had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You’re don’t constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It’s a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!” —Olivia358

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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A set of color-coded key covers for knowing how the heck to get into your own house without spending 15 minutes trying each and every key. Green = mail key. Blue = house key.


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You’ll get a pack of 30 that are broken down to 10 colors!

Promising review: “These are very easy to slip on. They also stop my keys from rattling in my pockets because of the rubber material. I also did not think that they would fit my wider keys, but with just enough stretching they did! No more looking for labels on my keys — I just have to memorize which color goes with which key, but that is not difficult.” —Shade

Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $5.88 (available in three styles).

23.

A dog water bottle with an attached water bowl so your furry child stays nice and hydrated on your next hike — you already forced him to come, you at least owe him H20.


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You can disassemble it for cleaning!

Promising review: “This size water bottle works perfectly for my small dog (13 pounds). We usually walk two to three miles every morning and now that it’s getting a little warmer, I take this water bottle along. He drinks out of it easily and it’s easy to carry, not too heavy. He usually doesn’t drink all of the water so I think it’s the perfect size for him.” —Volunteer

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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An adhesive cabinet organizer, because small bathrooms only offer so much space — you need to make the most of every nook and cranny. It holds three toothbrushes (or razors) and most importantly, doesn’t require drilling so your landlord is happy.


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Promising review: “I bought this for myself and my two roommates, because there isn’t much room in our bathroom to put a tradition toothbrush holder. I also don’t like the regular cup holders, because the heads of the toothbrushes usually end up touching. With this, it doesn’t take up any of the limited space we have. I have this mounted up on the back of the medicine cabinet, and there is still plenty of room to have stuff on the shelves and to close the cabinet without any issues. Also, this holder keeps the toothbrushes perfectly separate so they never have to touch each other while resting in the case.” —Brittany

Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

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A set of resistance bands in six different levels of tension that’ll cheaply strengthen your arms, legs, and back when you integrate them into your home workout routine. CrossFit who?


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Promising review: “These are the best resistance bands that I’ve ever purchased. I’ve had them for awhile and they have held up to daily use by multiple people (my family). I love the fact that they don’t feel like they have lost any elasticity. I use them three times a day and they have really helped. You gradually work your way up to different levels. This is a great buy if you need an exercise routine you can do from home. You can work every muscle in your body with these bands alone.” —Cassie

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

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An elephant desk organizer for decluttering your desk space — something that’s probably quite distracting at work. And! It holds your phone so you don’t religiously check it, instead of answering emails. Your notifications will be much easier to quickly read…just maybe mute that group chat for now.


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Promising review: “I love, love, love this. I’m ordering additional ones for my coworkers who were admiring my organizer. It was very easy to assemble (five minutes) and comes with the tools and screws needed. It was actually bigger than expected, but holds everything I need well. It looks great on my desk and holds my phone! I would definitely purchase again.” —Tymisha R.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five patterns).

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A pack of compostable garbage bags so you can collect food scraps, coffee grounds, and other natural waste in a way that matches your eco-friendly efforts. They’ll work better with your compost bin than plastic bags!


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Keep these bags (and your compost bin) in a dry, cool environment to extend their lives.

Promising review: “These small compost bags fit in my compost bin really well. Even with the soggiest of contents, the bags have never ripped. They are easy enough to tie up and throw away.” —Jish M.

Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $4.99.

28.

A Burt’s Bees after-sun lotion, because this’ll combine aloe and coconut oil to subdue nasty sunburns whenever you tell your mom she’s wrong about the danger of overcast weather. You should always REAPPLY.


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Promising review: “This is the best product ever for sunburns! There’s no peeling or itching — simply amazing! The photos (above) are only four days apart.” —Carrie

Get it from Amazon for $6.68.

29.

A set of travel-size containers that’ll let you bring your favorite hair mask on vacation — TSA can’t stop you now. Their hard-sealed lids will ensure your suitcase remains safe from spillage.


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Promising review: “These are great for makeup while traveling! Instead of bringing a whole bottle, these containers are perfect for taking what you need. I use the larger ones for lotion, sunscreen, and powder, and the smaller ones for foundation and other face creams. They are super easy to clean out and they seal tightly — I have traveled with them a number of times with no leaking or spilling. I definitely recommend.” —Megs814

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99.

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And! An on-the-go Gillette razor to minimize space you need for toiletries, but still have moisturized, smooth legs wherever your travels take you. If you stan carry-on’s, it’ll no longer be a close shave when they test the size of your bag.


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It comes with one handle and one blade refill!

Promising review: “I got this for a vacation and it was great! The little carrying container is awesome, and keeps you from having a weird, loose razor floating around in your suitcase. Plus the heads are the same as a regular-sized razor, so you can keep using it when that one is worn out!” —Tegan H

Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

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A set of stainless steel curved hooks for instantly creating more space in your closet, counters, pantries, WHEREVER, just by hanging up previous clutter. So long, clattering pots.


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Promising review: “I am using most of these hooks to hang purses in a closet. It’s much easier for me to reach and see them. I hang them from the bottom shelf and they are not taking up valuable shelf space. Others are being used in laundry room, hanging from a metal shelving unit.” —Amy

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.87.

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