28 Products That Work So Well You’ll Feel Like You Deserve A Degree In Efficiency

A spaghetti measure, a blind spot mirror, and a silverware drawer organizer that def graduated top of their class at college.

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1.

A set of Drop Stop gap fillers for keeping your cell phone (or rogue french fries) from building up in your car seat cracks.


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They even fit around your seat belts and move with the seats if you adjust them!

Promising review: “I have to admit, my expectations weren’t very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don’t know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it’s soft! It’s just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat!” —Tessa Forbes

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $24.99.

2.

A pair of eyeliner stamps in case achieving a perfect winged liner is not your strong suit. This will simplify the process so you don’t have to end up with that incredibly thick liner when you know you were going for just a “thin winged liner today.”


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These come with two (one for each eye)!

Promising review: “This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings, but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it.” —Tara Doyle Robinson

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes).

3.

A pack of 12 pot and pan protectors in case you want a safer way to stack them in your cabinets, but don’t want them to leave scratches behind in the process. These will keep your precious pans in good condition and allow you to maximize your space by nesting them inside of each other.


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“When my husband and I received our first set of ‘real’ pots and pans from our wedding registry, we knew we wanted to keep them in great condition for as long as possible. We bought a set of these immediately. It’s great that they come in various sizes so you can nest your pots/pans inside each other without causing any damage.” —Heather Braga

Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.70. 

4.

A magnetic meal planner that pops on your fridge for easy access to track what you’ll be cooking for the week. Once you decide on your meals, you can notate on the rip-off pad next to it what ingredients you’ll need. Then take the list with you on your next grocery trip!


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Jenna Kate is a Utah-based Etsy shop that sells all sorts of organizational accessories (many magnetic) from calendars and chore charts to daily planners and pen holders.

Promising review: “The perforated list separator is very nicely done, super easy to tear. Quality of paper, cardboard backing, and magnets is great. Love the free shipping, plus this item shipped SO quickly! Very happy with this purchase.” —Stacy S.

Get it from Jenna Kate on Etsy for $13.99.

5.

A set of bedsheet holders because we all know the battle of them lifting off of the mattress. This will keep them in place so you don’t have to struggle making the bed each morning and then add the extra effort to pull the fitted sheet back down around the bed.


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Promising review: “Say goodbye to re-arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner.” —Khalysee

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors and four pack sizes).

6.

A silverware drawer organizer in case your utensil drawer is looking a bit chaotic and needs some order. Keep your different utensils in organized slots so you’ll never have to wonder if you’re grabbing a spoon or a fork ever again.


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“Just got this and it has freed up SO much space in our cutlery drawer that we can now store teas, small Tupperware, etc. vs. before it was just a mess of utensils.” —Chelsea Stuart

Get it from Amazon for $10.24. 

7.

A spaghetti measure to take the guesswork out of how much pasta is enough pasta for your upcoming meal. Think of all the times you dumped the whole box in and wasted it; well not anymore.


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Here’s why my co-worker Stephanie loves this — 

“Okay, so I’m definitely the kind of person to cook an entire box of pasta because they have no idea how much they should be making for one person. This measure has worked perfectly for me to figure out exactly how much I need to make for myself and my fiancé for dinner. No more wasted pasta!” —Stephanie Hope

Fabberforge is a small business based in Omaha, Nebraska that sells 3D printed home decor and gadgets.

Get it from Fabberforge on Etsy for $6.

8.

A set of Tide To Go Pens in case you spill some ketchup on your fresh new sneaks, or some wine on your pretty white blouse, or coffee on your slacks — you get the picture, right? These will always come in handy and being an adult means having these on you always. (I need to take my own advice and get myself a pack.)


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Promising review: “These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You’ve got yourself a big fan, Tide.” —NAD

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $6.87 or Subscribe & Save for $6.53.

9.

A plaque-removing tool to scrub-a-dub-dub your fur baby’s teeth so you’re less likely to have to take them to the vet to get them cleaned (which equals $$$$).


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Just be careful when using this (and, of course, still try to bring your pup to the vet for a professional checkup)! Reviewers recommend only using this with dogs who cooperate when you brush their teeth, and to use this slowly on each tooth.

Promising review: “My Aussie Koda was getting some serious tartar buildup and the vet was suggesting a cleaning. I wanted to avoid that since it involves being put under. There are risks involved with anesthesia and a tooth cleaning didn’t seem worth it. So I decided to give this product a shot (just me and Koda, no additional help) and it does the job fantastically!!! Leaves the teeth near pristine. I will say, your dog has to really really trust you in order to use the scaler to remove tartar.” —hace

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

10.

A makeup-erasing towel so you can tackle taking your makeup off at the end of the day like a true champ. All you need is some water to activate the towel and then just buff on to the skin. It will remove all of your makeup and it’s reusable so you can wash it between uses instead of shelling out tons of dollars on throw away makeup wipes.


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Promising review: “These makeup remover towels are amazing! I wasn’t sure because all you do is wet the towel and wipe your makeup off. These are plush like, soft, and gentle on your face. They just feel so magical, because they remove all of your makeup with just water. These are perfect for me after working a 12-hour shift, instead of accidentally falling asleep in my makeup because I’m so tired. This takes so little time and does a great job.” —Meggy

Get a makeup-removing towel from Amazon for $4.89 (available in four colors).

To learn more, check out “We Tried The Makeup Eraser That Claims To Remove All Your Makeup With Just Water.” And! See why this won best mid-priced makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews.

11.

A set of LED stickers if you need to charge your devices but those pesky little lights turn out to be quite blinding while you’re trying to sleep (I’m looking at you cable box). These easy-to-use stickers can cover those lights right up so you can sleep in pure darkness.


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Promising review: “This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I’ve blocked the light with a cover so it doesn’t shine in my eyes as I sleep. OH MY GOD! This is a game-changer!! For the first night EVER I didn’t have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I’m more than pleased with the result. Also the product is easy to remove and doesn’t leave a sticky residue at all, which can’t be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you’re trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!” —Amazon Customer

Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $7.49.

12.

An Always Pan because in your home, it’s probs totally unrealistic to have 795 cookware pans so this will be your holy grail. It has a nonstick surface, comes with a vented top, a mesh basket so you can steam your fave veggies, and a spoon that hooks on to the handle so you’ll always have one handy. Honestly, if this isn’t the holy grail of pans I’m not sure what is…


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BuzzFeed editor Bek O’Connell loves her Our Place pan:

“I have and love this pan! It just feels really nice to hold. The nesting spoon is absolutely genius, everything cooks evenly, and food just glides right off with minimal effort. If you hate scrubbing, consider getting this! Also, Our Place was founded by Shiza Shahid, along with Amir Tehrani and Zach Rosner. She’s a Pakistani social entrepreneur who also cofounded the nonprofit Malala Fund, which promotes education for young girls.”

Get it from Our Place for $115 (originally $145; available in nine colors).

Check out our full review of Our Place’s Always Pan.

13.

A pack of natural green tea oil-blotting sheets to help remove any excess oil on the skin for a mattified look. Keep these in your bag to dab over your T-zone so your makeup stays looking fresh all day.


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Promising review: “I purchased these on a whim a few months ago, and I’ve bought three more packs of them for friends and family. I always used to use the Clean & Clear oil blotting sheets, but these are so much better. They feel papery, which is better than the shiny feeling of the Clean & Clear ones. They also come out of the package much easier. With the Clean & Clear ones, you were always having to use a piece of sticky tape to pick up the next sheet, but this one comes out on its own after you pull a sheet, which is great. I can’t recommend it enough.” —Carly

Get a six pack from Amazon for $29.95 (available in bamboo, green tea, and rose and in packs of one and two).

14.

An eco glass pantry jar so you can be one step closer to organizing your ingredients and spices that are taking up space on your kitchen counter. Snag more than one so they look cohesive next to each other!


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Freshthinkingco is a small business located in Chester, UK and offers several items that are perfect for organizing your kitchen!

Promising review: “Fantastic quality product and am already finding excuses to buy some more. Finished off my new kitchen shelving perfectly! Thanks Sophie!” —Cal

Get one from Freshthinkingco on Etsy for $7.11+ (available in five sizes).

15.

Mask brackets that’ll keep your bold red lip from smearing all over the inside of your mask. Listen, just because you have to wear a mask doesn’t mean you can’t also rock your fave lip products.


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Promising review: “Great product, I am very claustrophobic and wearing a mask is difficult if it touches my mouth. This mask bracket allowed me to breath easier with a mask on.” —M

Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.49.

16.

A set of Pantene Rescue Shots in case your dry hair could use some hydration. These help target hair with extreme damage for healthier tresses.


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Promising review: “My hair was processed and damaged; my husband would say that it feels like a straw bale. This little ampule changed my life. After one use, my hair was soft as silk, shiny, and manageable. It was completely unreal how this product transformed my hair and I knew I had to find more. I bought two boxes on Amazon and will continue to use this religiously. For something so inexpensive, it is a game changer. I now have my friends on the Rescue train and they are just as impressed.” —melissa michael

Get two four-packs from Amazon for $11.99+.

17.

A blind spot mirror so when you’re backing out of that mall parking lot, you don’t have to worry about backing in to another car. This will also come in handy when merging and switching lanes.


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Promising review: “I bought these for mine and my mom’s car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I’ve hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I’m currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it’s helpful when I parallel in the city.” —Mariam Abass

Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in three shapes).

18.

A Shoe Slotz Space-Saving Storage Unit that’ll take your chaotic closet from messy to organized in a flash. These allow pairs of shoes to be stacked one shoe on top of the other instead of side by side (which takes up too much precious closet space)!


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This product SAVED MY SHOES! I have an awkward set of built-in shelves in my closet, and it was the only place I wanted to put my shoes. As you can see from the before pic (above), it was a big mess; my shoes were piled on top of each other and getting really dirty. Traditional shoe caddies or boxes didn’t really work because there’s not much horizontal space, so I tried the Shoe Slotz. It fixed the problem perfectly! Because the design smartly stacks one shoe on top of the other, you save 50% of the space you’d normally use to store your shoes.” —Sally Elshorafa

Promising review: “I will spare you the horrific ‘before’ picture of the complete nightmare that was my closet floor. Just imagine a dusty mess with shoes thrown all over each other in a sad attempt at giving some appearance of order, and you will have a good idea of why buying this shoe organizer was one of the best ideas I’ve had this year. The floor now looks so neat and tidy I can’t believe my eyes every time I open my closet doors.” —Veronica

Get it from Amazon for $26.99. 

19.

Angled nail clippers because the act of twisting your arm in various directions to cut your nails and NOT cut your skin can be a bit cirque du soleil feeling…


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Promising review: “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 finger nails. Even the younger set will be pleased with the adjusting angel of the cutters. I sure wish I this product ten years ago. I am 100% pleased and recommend for anyone to use.” —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

20.

A 10-foot long charging chord for your phone in case there are no end tables in sight or outlets super close by. You’ll be able to still scroll through TikTok while your phone is charging with this super-lengthy lifesaver.


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Promising review: “The outlet to my bed is pretty far away, about 10 feet, so I needed a long cord and this fit my needs perfectly. It seems that the cable is pretty sturdy and the charging rate is pretty fast so overall I’m pretty pleased with the product. I would definitely recommend buying the cable if you are in need of a long cable. Plus it comes in packs of two so you can either give one to your friend or use it for other situations where you require a long cable. The cable is also braided so it makes it feel like it is pretty sturdy.” —Mimi Rhee

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

21.

A silicone case so you can avoid the tangled mess that is taking your earbuds out of your bag. I personally should’ve bought this a longgggg time ago.


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Promising review: “If you are looking for a clean, easy-to-find in your bag earbud case that keeps earbuds neatly packed away from all the potentially nasty, unclean junk in your backpack/purse/pockets, and keeps the cords in place, then this case reigns supreme! I personally like how the cases come in bright colors to make it easier to find.” —Cherlindrea

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in seven colors).

22.

A tube of L’Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara for the thickest lashes imaginable. It goes on white and adds additional fibers to lengthen and thicken lashes so your new summer makeup routine will consist of lash primer and mascara…and nothing else. (If you’ve been saying you want lash extensions, this is your inexpensive solution.)


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Over the years I’ve noticed my lashes falling out and they’re not as voluminous and long as they once were (*cries*). This mascara primer has changed all of that. I use it in tandem with the Thrive Causemetics mascara for a dynamic duo that hasn’t failed me yet. The primer base adds a noticeable amount of fibers to thicken my thin lashes, which gives me a full-lash look.

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.48.

23.

A charcoal-based toothpaste that’s satisfyingly gross scrubbing on your teeth, but will have your teeth whiter with each brush.


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Promising review: “Love love love it! It made my mouth feel clean and fresh — and my teeth have been whitened!! I’ve tried the powder charcoal teeth whitener and I hated it. This product is amazing!” —Misty O’Brien-Barques

Get it from Amazon for $4.82.

24.

An easily hangable T-shirt organizer in case folding your clothes in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud is just not in your repertoire of talents.


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The Roll Keeper is a small Etsy shop based in Kelso, Washington.

Promising review: “I’ve been looking for a way to store my T-shirts and save space and this is exactly what I need. It’s great quality and I will most likely be ordering another one soon!” —SueAlex Wright

Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99 (available in five colors) and Amazon for $20.99.

25.

Essence Lash Princess Mascara for volumizing and lengthening your lashes to new heights. If this before-and-after doesn’t prove it’s a fab mascara, I’m not sure what will…


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“As someone who isn’t a big fan of false lashes (the glue irritates my eyes and I’m terrible at applying them) this budget-friendly holy grail does the trick for both lengthening and volumizing my lashes. After you’ve given it a minute to dry, it lasts all day long and doesn’t smudge or fade. It seriously gives the effect of false lashes without the discomfort.” —Kayla Boyd

For more info and review pics, check out Kayla’s full Essence Lash Princess Mascara review! You can also check out her review of the mascara on TikTok!

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

26.

The Safety Nailer because the terror that comes with trying to use a nail and hammer can be daunting. Forgo hitting your finger (ouch), and use this steady solution instead.


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Promising review: “I have this and the finish nail size and they are both great! I have nerve pain in my hands and The Safety Nailer removes any chance of me banging my fingers with a hammer. What a relief!! It’s great for those of us who are not as dexterous as we once were. One of the best construction gadgets I’ve ever purchased.” —w4shep

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.98.

27.

A compact sand-repelling blanket that’s also waterproof so you can use it while hiking, at the beach, or for a picnic in the park. It even folds up into a super small carrying pouch.


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Promising review: “This pocket beach blanket is awesome!! We have one in every car and as my kids just started college, I sent one to their dorms because they are perfect for students! And campus life! I highly recommend this product! It’s so compact and lightweight and super easy to fold it back into its pouch. The quality of the material is great. It’s super soft, definitely waterproof, perfect for picnics, hikes and the beach too.” —Suzanne Dersahakian

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

28.

A carry-on that’ll maximize your packing space AND features an ejectable battery to charge your device all from the comfort of your suitcase. Forget having to try to find an open outlet at the gate.


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Suitcase comes with an ejectable battery with a USB-C outlet, a laundry bag, an integrated TSA lock, and a July Y-strap compression system. It also has a crush-proof shell, aluminum bumpers, a long telescopic handle, and silent move wheels.

Promising review: “Every little detail is thought of, even a washing bag! And don’t get me started about the power bank, INSIDE the suitcase. Best thing ever. It’s the perfect carry on for short trips and the most elegant color and style.” —Shauni van A.

Get it from July for $245 (available in 12 colors; it’s also customizable!)

29.

An all-natural oven scrub to deep clean your oven from that baked-on grease that’s been clouding the window for far too long. It features gritty pumice stone for an intense, much-needed scrub-a-dub-dub.


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Promising review: “Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those ‘oh, crap, the pot boiled over’ rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great.” —Jessie Bono

Cleaning Studio is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in cleaning products.

Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in a glass or plastic jar).

*Pats self on back*


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