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37 Products That Will Make A Big Difference In Your Daily Routine

Kitchen gadgets, beauty products, and so. much. more.

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.

1. A shower brush reviewers swear is *way* more efficient than the $1 mesh loofah you haven’t replaced in, oh, let’s not talk about how many years. This lathers beautifully, is easy to grip, provides gentle exfoliation, and doesn’t become a breeding ground for bacteria thanks to its silicone design. 


Promising review: “I was initially hesitant on purchasing a silicone shower brush since I was so used to shower poufs. However, this beats the poufs hands down! Not only does it lather well, I also feel significantly cleaner. The finger holes on the back make using it even more simple, since it can get a little slippery. Unlike a pouf, it does not hold any hair or other ‘grossness’ from the shower, and it is super simple to clean. I love it. I’m never going back to poufs!” —Nikki 

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 15 colors). 

2. An adjustable measuring spoon for adding the accurate amount of wet and dry ingredients that the *insert Tasty video here* recipe calls for — no more eyeballing what a teaspoon of sugar looks like, no more bulky glass cups that remain unwashed in your kitchen sink for days. 

Promising review: “This is worth every penny. Absolutely love this! I’m a culinary student and everyone in class, including the chefs, ask about this and where I got it.” —Bree 

Get it from Amazon for $12


Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down iced coffee with gusto. The secret perk of this particular set? Cleanliness! Snap closures mean you can open the straws in half to ensure they’re dry and gunk-free! Just give ’em a good wipe down. No more “cleaning” brushes required.,

Promising review: “I never thought I’d be writing a review for straws, but here we are. These are FANTASTIC. I try to be as eco-friendly as possible but was ready to give up. I’ve tried metal straws, but they are tough to clean and I don’t love metal against my teeth. I’ve tried other reusable plastic and silicone options but they don’t work for thicker drinks like smoothies. These actually address all of my issues. I’ve used them for thick smoothies, that I drink daily, and just for other everyday drinks like water. They couldn’t be easier to snap open and clean, dry, then easily snap back into shape to use again.” —M. Alexandra

Get them from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four colors).

4. A pigmented pencil eyeliner that glides on your lids like a dream thanks to a creamy (and nourishing!) formula packed with aloe and vitamin E. But the real kicker? It manages to be completely smudge- and water-proof, so you can say “ta ta forever” to the dreaded raccoon effect. 

Kulfi Beauty is a South Asian woman-owned beauty brand that makes products to celebrate and empower the diverse needs of their culture.

Promising review: “Love the eyeliner. It’s the best I have ever used. It goes on smoothly, neatly, and easily. It still looks good at the end of the day.” —Charlotte A.

Get it from Kulfi Beauty for $20 (available in five shades).


A customizable Home Chef subscription, a meal kit service ideal for cooks on any level — whether novice or profesh. Ready your taste buds for 30+ gourmet meals a week like garlic parmesan-crusted filet mignon with roasted parsnips and cauliflower, kale, and chickpea skillet with Pomodoro sauce and garlic bread.

Home Chef

How is that possible, you ask? Well, you can choose from the OG Home Chef box (meals that take 30+ minutes), the Fresh and Easy box (which requires little to no prep at all), and the Fresh Start box (carb- and calorie-conscious options approved by a dietician). Before placing your order, you can also check off if there are any meats you don’t eat or anything you’re allergic to.

Get it from Home Chef for 6.99+/per serving.


A set of headrest hooks to maximize space in your beloved but tiny automobile (think: no more pocketbooks taking up leg room or the middle seat). Plus, you can hang your purse right next to you and drive peacefully knowing the entire contents of your bag won’t spill onto the floor with every speed bump.


Promising review: “We use these for road trips to hold plastic grocery bags with snacks on one headrest and my wife’s purse on the other. Very sturdy and stable.” —Stan Y.

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.99.

7. breakfast sandwich maker one reviewer described as the “single best appliance they own.” This must-have kitchen gadget fixes breakfast (and lunch and dinner) sandwiches in five minutes or less, creating the BEC of your dreams.

Promising review: “Single best appliance I own. My boyfriend sent me this sort of as a joke; we both thought it was both ridiculous and brilliant to have a McMuffin maker in your house. And then I tried cooking with it for the first time. Holy crap, it’s AMAZING. I ended up using frozen waffles for the bread; you have to trim them just a tad, but they are the perfect amount of crispy. I love experimenting with this, and have built some truly amazing sandwiches. Waffles, eggs, avocado, Swiss, and ham. Waffles, egg, corn salsa, jack cheese. If you can fit it into the rounds, you can make a sandwich with it. The panel under the egg slides out easily and cleanly when the egg is cooked (I find four minutes is perfect for cooked eggs with runny yolks), and the whole middle section can simply be tossed in the dishwasher.” —Elizabeth Joy Weaver

Get it from Amazon for $23.47+ (available in five colors).


An ultra thin electrical cover because the only outlet in your entire bedroom is covered by a heavy dresser. Say so long, farewell to wiggling furniture out in order to make room for bulky plugs: This cover is connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at a time.,

Promising review: “The design of this is great. I always hated putting plugs behind furniture and either not using the plug, or the furniture being inches away from the wall. This is the perfect solution. I have a few of these now behind couches and dressers in the house and they are great. This is more expensive than some other flat extension cords but I think the look and quality of these is worth it.” —Adam C.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.


A multi-purpose basket that expands to fit your sink *and* collapses so it can be shoved right back into a tiny kitchen cabinet. Cleverly designed with draining holes, this tool is perfect for straining pasta, washing fruits and veggies, or even drying some dishes. You know the metal colander you have now? The one that takes up more space than its worth? Ahem. We think it’s on its way out.,

Promising review: “I don’t want a kitchen sink without this tool ever again. I love this! I have had it for a week and it just works for my needs! I ended up getting it for silverware and other small utensils because something got stuck in the garbage disposal somehow. However, it also work for rinsing vegetables and fruits when I have dishes in the sink to clean. I don’t have a dishwasher so being able to separate things is so useful. The size is adjustable and that makes it even more worth it!” —Jocelyn

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


A no-scrub Wet & Forget cleaner to make “cleaning” as easy as one, two, spritz. This no-rinse product should be used weekly to keep your shower free of mildew, which basically means it will take all of two seconds to feel like you’ve deep-cleaned the place in which you bathe.


Promising review: “This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don’t have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I’ve been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it.” —Stephanie Martin

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.


A watering funnel that gives you no choice but to water your plants. The amount of water that has pooled on your floor rather than into the roots of that ZZ… ridiculous, quite frankly! This is effective, takes up no extra space, doesn’t look like an eyesore, and gets a task (one that you constantly put off) out of the way.


Promising review: “Do you have a lot of plants? Are they crowded together and hard to see where on pot begins? Or bushy plants that spread out low and wide? These will help in all of these situations. My plants are happy and my floors are dry.” —k gannon

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A toothpaste holder complete with a toothpaste squeezer to make sure you get every last minty drop trapped in that damn tube. (One reviewer even describes this as ingenious and TBH, they are not wrong.)

There have been mornings when I think I’ve run out of the toothpaste and then am forced to have bad breath BUT! There is always some toothpaste left — you just have to squeeze it out.

Promising review: “This device is ingenious! Wished I’d known this product exist sooner. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste which still comes in the standard small cap so having it prompt up behind the bathRoom cabinet was impossible. Now, problem solved. It’s a small invention that made a positive impact. I thank the person who thought of it.” —Jl33NYC

Get it from Amazon for $5.39.


A reversible waterproof desk mat that cackles in the face of coffee rings. Plus, don’t have a space large enough to accommodate a fancy WFH set-up? Same. Slap this bebe on your living room coffee table to at least give the *feeling* of typing away at a genuine office desk.

Promising review: “I’m an art teacher, and working from home during the coronavirus outbreak was going to put a lot of strain on my wood desk (which I keep mostly for show but now am forced to use for work). I ordered this desk pad because mint green is my favorite color, and I wanted something to protect my desk from paint and other art supplies. It arrived today, and it was so cute! It’s exactly what I wanted. It’s thin enough not to add too much bulk to the desk, the color is so fun, and it wipes off easily. I love that it’s reversible, too, so I’ll probably use one side for making tutorial videos for my classes and the other for when I’m painting. I was worried that it wouldn’t lie flat because it came rolled up, but it lay flat immediately. And it came with a cute little belt in case I need to roll it back up again and store it!” —Jill S

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


Plastic organizers to prevent your intimates drawer from turning into a junk drawer. Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your expensive underwire crying tears of relief, knowing they’ll no longer be shoved into a corner and ruined in the process.


Promising review: “I’ve long been frustrated with my underwear drawer, because everything gets jumbled together — even when I try to fold everything neatly and keep things separate. Lately, I’ve been on an organizational kick, so I decided to give these a try. I’m SO GLAD I did! I can see everything at a glance, which means no more hunting for things or digging through piles to find what I’m looking for. It’s brilliant!” —Orianna

Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99+.


A soundproofing strip because that upstairs neighbor is practicing tap dance routines, your roommate has been blasting the same ’90s Spotify playlist since 7 a.m., and I can really go on but don’t want to. Buy the damn soundproofing strip. You’re welcome.

Promising review: “This product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install.” —Sandra Revueltas

Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in four colors).


A memory foam seat cushion to take your uncomfortable desk chair and turn it into something you can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.

Promising review: “This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they’ve been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don’t have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn’t have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful.” —CSC

Get it from Amazon for $32.95.


A sheet set made from a more breathable eucalyptus lyocell material; it also uses 96{b7188976447dc8fb76bd10b2098e36eff98c6e9093d21efeb6ac4d47a857c30e} less water and comes responsibly packaged in a recyclable cardboard box with zero waste. Not to mention there are !!! tags !!! that say which corner of the bed each side of the sheet belongs on. Oh all the time I would have saved…

Sheets & Giggles

Each set includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.

Get it from Sheets & Giggles for $149.95 (available in seven sizes and 11 colors).


A set of oven liners to save you the heartache (yes, heartache) of burnt roast chicken bits — the kind that will require a minimum of seven scouring pads and so. much. backache. Consider that time-consuming cleaning step all but gone.


Promising review: “I got tired of cleaning the bottom of my oven out after every drip and spill, or running the ‘oven clean’ option, which uses up so much energy and makes my house HOT during the process. I used to have foil on the bottom of the oven to help with spills, and that improved things greatly — but then you have to replace the foil after a while. I had to cut them to size, which was easy to do with a simple pair of household scissors. Then I placed them in the oven (they look nice!), and I waited for it to get messy. I cooked something super messy and finally needed to clean the liner. It was SO easy; I put it in the sink and used my sink sprayer and everything immediately slid right off the liner. No problem! I have a double oven, so I was glad this pack came with more than one. I have one in each oven and one on standby in case I need it. I know that having a dirty oven isn’t the worst thing in the world, but if it matters to you, try these!” —Hpg

Get a set of three from Amazon for $13.99.


A 6-quart Dash air fryer for making all of your favorite comfort foods — we’re talking everything from wings and glazed donuts to charred Brussels sprouts and sesame chicken — *without* having to use hot oil. It’s even great for crisping up leftovers!


Get it from Wayfair for $79.99 (originally $99.99, available in four colors). 


Reusable K Cups about to save you so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they’re also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.

“I’ve been using these exact ones for years now, and absolutely love them. Every once in a while my old Keurig 2.0 (I’ve since upgraded) would give me an error message indicating it was not a K-pod and therefore could not be used, but after slightly adjusting the pod and closing the top again, it would work just fine! I now have the Keurig K-Elite and haven’t had this issue arise. All in all, these are a wonderful way to use less plastic! I also enjoy ground coffee and find it fresher than K-pods, so you really can’t go wrong with these!” —Kayla Suazo, BuzzFeed Staff

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.45.


A six-outlet wall charger with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because your entire apartment has a single outlet and considering all the devices that need to be charged… that simply won’t suffice. Luxury is being able to juice up my phone, laptop, and earbuds at the same damn time.,

Promising review: “Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need.” —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.


A S’well water bottle that is, quite frankly, much prettier than it has any right to be. This baby is triple-layered with a vacuum-insulated design to keep beverages ice cold for 48 hours and piping hot for up to 24. / Via @swellbottle

Get it from S’well for $25 (available in three sizes and multiple colors).


A Chuckit! ball launcher to play fetch without having to, well, get your rump off your backyard patio furniture. If you’ve got a doggo with more energy than you after 10 cups of cold brew, this is a great way to play for long periods of time without overexerting yourself in the process.

Promising review: “Love this! We now have ordered three! One for each vehicle for when we go to the dog park and one to keep at home! Our dogs love it and I love it because it helps by keeping my shoulder from hurting from throwing a ball. Easy to use and really helps the dogs get exercise and have fun!” —Michelle S

Get it from Amazon for $8.69.


A PopGrip for anyone who *loves* to live life on the edge — and by edge, I mean you hold your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc. above your head and hope it won’t land flat on your face. Is it worth the risk? No. Attach.

Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed


A striped towel from the Opalhouse and Jungalow collection, because raise your ~hand~ if you’ve been drying post-wash on the same towel you use after showering. Become an adult by way of this necessary bathroom addition.


Get it from Target for $10


A Trader Joe’s sea salt, garlic, and onion seasoning here to turn every meal into a gourmet affair with basically no effort. This mixture is perfect for any at-home brunch food you can think of, including your beloved avocado toast.

Promising review: “This seasoning blend is just stupidly delicious. My favorite use so far was for making homemade gluten-free bagels. They. Were. AMAZING. I thought I made enough bagels for the a few days, but my family ate them all in 24 hours. This is really fabulous sprinkled on scrambled eggs, too. My nearest Trader Joe’s is over an hour away, so happy to be able to order this here.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.81.


A Burst water flosser that will get you excited for dentist appointments thanks to how GOOD your Chiclets are about to get. This removes food and random debris that a regular toothbrush can’t get, thus promoting healthier gums and fresher breath in the process — it basically cleans deeper than traditional flossing which, let’s face it, you weren’t doing anyway. / Via @burstoralcare

Get it from Burst Oral Care for $79.99 (available in three colors).


A pair of anti-chafing bands to prevent the painful rubbing together of your thighs, the dreaded result of wearing your favorite summer dresses and skirts. These bands are comfortable, stay put, are available in solid and lace designs (#meow), and can even be worn during your morning run.

Promising review: “I took a trip to Paris and decided to buy these after being on the fence because I knew we’d be walking around the city a ton. I’ve struggled with red thighs when I walk long distances, and the various powders/lotions I’ve tried hadn’t been doing it for me. I bought these and WOW do they work! My thighs were comfy and secure, and I walked MILES in these. Ladies, if you experience painful thigh chafing then these are for you!” —Shelby Smith

Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 17 colors).

To learn more, check out how these anti-chafe bands will save your thighs.


A full coverage bra cleverly built with a cushioned ~comfort band~ to prevent poking underwire. Plus, say hello to a front clasp — light yoga will no longer be necessary thanks to your bidding back hook-and-eye closures adieu.


Promising review: “I cannot tell you how happy I was after the first day of wearing this bra. I’m a 42G and this bra has cushioned straps that stay in place, I have great support, it is super comfortable, but the best part is that it looks good! Please never stop making this bra!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.68+ (available in band sizes 34–48, cup sizes B–H, and in nine colors).


A shower curtain liner with mesh pockets for anyone done with cluttering the corners of their (very tiny) bathtub via an excess of shampoo bottles. You like one for volume and you like the other for strength; I get it. This makes it easy to store a ton of stuff without making your tub feel cluttered.

Elizabeth Lily / BuzzFeed

Promising review: “I love this shower curtain. It’s very functional. I don’t have enough storage space in my bathroom. This curtain is a lifesaver. I use all the pockets, and can keep heavy things in them too. Nothing has ever happened.” —svhare

Get it from Amazon for $15.

Read our full review of the Maytex Pockets Shower Liner (#2) here for more deets!


An angled wood board designed with ~juice~ grooves and sustainably harvested wood perfect for meal prepping aaaaand serving. It even comes with a handy dandy oil to keep it looking beautiful (despite the aggressive veggie chopping it’s about to endure).

Material Kitchen

Get it from Material Kitchen for $115

32. An Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 Foundation that laughs in the face of cake- foundation with a dewy formula consisting of squalane, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acids. This trio hydrates, smoothes, and visibly plumps your complexion and provides sheer coverage with an au naturale finish. 

Promising review: “I’m in love. This foundation is so light and provides just the right amount of coverage and glow for everyday wear. When you first apply the foundation it does feel a little greasy, but somehow throughout the day it becomes slightly more matte (this is NOT a matte look, if that’s what you’re looking for I love Estee Lauder Double Wear). I have rosacea and am so thankful this has a high mineral SPF! Chemical sunscreens make me breakout, but I need daily SPF to keep my redness at bay.” —Bbweasel 

Get it from Sephora for $48 (available in 30 colors). 


A tiny Bluetooth FM transmitter adapter if your car isn’t old, it’s just…an antique. Hands-free calling and *finally* getting rid of that annoying aux chord are yours for the taking: Plug this into your utility port/cigarette lighter, connect your cell, and voila. So long having to listen to radio talk shows too early in the morning because you can’t stream Spotify.

Promising review: “The connection was easy to set up and the sound is clear. I used this for an eight-hour road trip without any problems and I was able to answer many phone calls while traveling.” —Taz

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.


A copy of Wreck This Journal, an easy way to bring yourself back to high school weekend spent cutting up magazine photos and collaging. This book includes several daily activities including, get this, a stain log — ones you’ll want to celebrate instead of dousing in white vinegar or club soda.

Promising review: “I seriously love this journal! It is the most fun I’ve had with any journal or sketchbook and has really stretched my creativity. I bought two so my friend could do one too and she brings it over for our weekly get-togethers. We drink wine and do a page or two and have a blast.” —S. Johnson

Get it from Amazon for $9.59.


A bedside caddy – it means you’ll finally be able to keep tabs on your remote. This convenient storage solution ensures that your nighttime essentials are tucked away into one neat little spot.


This organizer is designed with six pockets, meaning you can store everything from an iPad and cell phone to glasses and hand cream.

Promising review: “This is very helpful if you have a lot of small items on your bed. I use this to store my iPhone battery case, cables, flash drives, etc.” —Nick

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


A splurge-worthy Always Pan that surpasses even the excessive amount of Instagram hype it gets. This snazzy kitchen gadget replaces eight pieces of cookware, weighs only 3 pounds, comes with a steamer basket and spatula nester, and is *truly* nonstick.

Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Our Place

Promising review: “This is the best pan I have ever cooked with. The surface allows me to control the amount of olive oil used, the dome lid design is great for faster cooking without turning up the heat, and the pan itself is so beautiful I leave it out on my stovetop as decoration. I am hoping they make a small sauté pan and a three-qt sauce pan some day.” —Cheryl M.

You can also check out our full review on this Instagram-famous Always pan.

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in seven colors).


A Tushy bidet attachment so you can ditch the wasteful TP once and for all — no more screaming out to siblings for a fresh roll because you’ve realized, all too late, that there wasn’t any left.


It comes with everything they need to install their bidet in ~10 minutes! There’s even a 60-day money-back guarantee — so if they absolutely hate bidet life, you can simply return and buy them, idk, a sweater or something.

Promising review: “This was our second Tushy! Our first was installed in our master bath. We just remodeled a guest bathroom and could not call it ‘finished’ without a Tushy in it. Once you get Tushy clean, nothing else will do!” —Teresa S.

Get it from Tushy for $89 (available in six colors; use our exclusive promo code BUZZFEED at checkout for an extra 10{b7188976447dc8fb76bd10b2098e36eff98c6e9093d21efeb6ac4d47a857c30e} off).

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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