32 Problem-Solving Products For Less Than $10


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A 26-inch coil brush you can use to pull what feels like an endless amount of lint from your dryer. Why? Because 1. Things are taking wayyyyy too long to dry and 2. This Is Us has given you a *major* fear of house fires. (I know that was caused by a different appliance but my point still stands.)


Promising review: “We are in love! This thing cleans so well and gets all the way down the line and around the corner. Its wide bristles really help get all the lint out and even help remove some of the really stubborn pieces. We use this regularly now to clean out the vent!” —Leslie G

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A scratch-free scraping tool because the stickers on those TJ Maxx candles aren’t going to remove themselves and you just painted your nails yesterday.

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The tool isn’t just for stickers; use it on candle wax, soap buildup, dried food, and more. It’s dishwasher-safe, so you don’t have to clean off any sticky residue, either.

Promising review: “The perfect handy tool for getting into tight places. It’s firm enough for multiple uses but it doesn’t scratch or mar surfaces. I should have gotten the five pack; I have so many uses for these things. I think the best use yet was cleaning the sliding door track. I finally could get into the corners to get the grunge out. A great invention.” —MissPicky

Get it a pack of two from Amazon for $9.97.


An upholstery cleaner with a built-in, fabric-safe brush so you can go to town on the not-so-sweet surprise your dog left on the area rug. It’ll also eliminate odors so they aren’t tempted to repeat bad behaviors.


Promising review: “I was really hesitant to try this product but so glad I did. My dog peed a little on my fake suede/leather couch. I had to really work the product into the material, but a day later you couldn’t smell/see a thing. My niece stays over and sleeps on my couch and has a really sharp nose. She said she couldn’t smell anything. I’m so buying this product again!!!” —RosaB15

Get it from PetSmart for $6.99 (originally $8.99).


A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish capable of hiding all the times you didn’t use a coaster. If you’ve spent the last year rehabbing FaceBook Marketplace furniture, this will also lend your antique finds new life.


Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris

Want more? Read a BuzzFeeder’s full Feed-N-Wax review.

Get it from Amazon for $8.48.


A water bottle tracker decal because you already own 15+ Nalgenes and Hydro Flasks but you could use a visual reminder to drink more H2O.

Fuzzy Loon Designs / Etsy

Fuzzy Loon Designs is a Minnesota-based Etsy shop with all sorts of decals, stickers, ornaments, mugs, and more. This hourly H2O tracker is made for bottles 24 to 36 ounces.

Get it from Fuzzy Loon Designs on Etsy for $3+ (available with a white or clear background).


A set of five soft silicone eyeglass sleeves so your frames don’t pinch your temples while you’re deep in concentration mode (AKA playing Fruit Ninja like it’s still 2010).


Promising review:Just got them maybe five minutes ago and put them on my glasses. Instantly 10,000% more comfortable. Didn’t know what to expect as I’ve worn glasses my whole life and never had an issue but these new glasses were giving me a terrible soreness on just one ear. I put them on both sides just because and such an immediate improvement!” —mommabug

Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.79+ (available in three colors).


A dip clip ready to hold the single most important part of your takeaway meal: CONDIMENTS 🙌🏻 With this resourceful car vent caddy, you’ll never have to eat a dry road fry or nugget again!

3D Printed by Brian / Etsy

The ingenious design comes from Etsy seller 3D Printed by Brian who also sells a handful of other wares including Scooby Doo-styled dog tags, skull succulent planters, and bathtub beer holders.

Promising review: “Got this as a gift for my husband — we are moving to Alaska next month and will be in the car for very long hours, and he LOVES chicken nuggets. It’s really more of a gift to me, as I am normally the sauce holder, and with this handy little tool, I don’t have to do it anymore! It’s structurally sound, fits on the vent perfectly, and is just a great idea for a gadget. Took a little bit to arrive, but I knew that would be the case when I ordered it, especially with COVID. Overall, I would definitely recommend!” —Kate Henson

Get it from 3D Printed by Brian on Etsy for $5.52+ (available in single or double).


A two-pack of charcoal shoe deodorizers designed to eliminate the funk that emanates from your ballet flats. Look, they’re super comfortable, but they also hold onto odors like it’s their job!


You can reuse them for up to two years! Set them out in the sun for an hour to re-activate the charcoal.

Promising review: “My husband always says as soon as I take off my shoes the room just smells like dirty feet for the next couple hours. Asked him if it would be worth investing $10 in these and he said YES PLEASE! They arrived today I was eager to try them out, I took my shoes off and within five minutes I couldn’t smell it any more!” —Kaorrie

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in packs of one, two, or three).


A set of six cable clips so you can wrangle all of your chargers and avoid having to climb under your bed or desk to hunt down MIA cords.


Promising review: “These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk.” —bigmag

Get them from Amazon for $5.95.


A jewelry cleaning stick with long, soft bristles that help the cleaning solution get in every nook and cranny of your setting. The formula works great on diamonds and precious stones, so you won’t have to make monthly trips to your jeweler anymore.


Promising review: “Oh my goodness. This thing is magical! Daily life lets my ring get a little cloudy or smudged sometimes. One minute with the Dazzle Stick and it looks as beautiful as the night he proposed. It’s sparking all over the place. I LOVE my Dazzle Stick. Some of the best $5 I’ve ever spent. If you want to keep your jewelry so sparkly you could blind someone, you need this in your life.” —Shelly

Get it from Amazon for $6.75.

Sound too good to be true? Check out our colleague’s Diamond Dazzle Stik review for more jaw-dropping before-and-after photos.


A drain cover so you can add ~inches~ of extra water to your bubble bath. No more readjusting every five minutes so all parts of your body can experience what it’s like to actually be underwater!


Promising review: “This is a great item to add to your bath time routine! I usually take a bath once or twice a week as a way to unwind, but the tubs in my house aren’t very deep and the water drains through the overflow drain very quickly. This makes it so that the water stays in and you won’t have to choose what part of your body to keep under the warm water. It’s easy to use and install; it just takes a few seconds to make sure all of the suction cups are in place.” —Karen B

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four colors).


A steel odor absorber ready to rid your hands of dinner’s lingering garlic, onion, or fish scent. Use the gadget as you would any old bar of soap — with or without water, your choice — and you’ll be good to go.


Promising review: “Well, I’ll be damed; this thing really works. Not only great for the garlic and onion smell that used to linger on my fingers for days, but it also took away the Clorox smell on my hands from cleaning the bathroom. I really scrub my hands with the bar under running water (using no soap) for a couple minutes and – presto – no smell!” —NY

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four styles/sizes).


A set of microfiber makeup remover cloths which — once moistened with a bit of water — are capable of wiping away a full face of makeup. If you dread getting out of bed once you’ve gotten comfy, you can even keep it on your nightstand and use it right before you hit the sack. (Just keep a water bottle handy, too.)


As if that wasn’t easy enough, these are also machine washable so you can use them again and again!

Promising review: “What I love about these is that you just use warm water and your makeup comes right off! I use Benefit mascara, which is pretty budge proof, but I just get these wet with warm water and lay down with them over my eyes for a minute or two and the mascara comes off easily without rubbing and feeling like I’m pulling out my eyelashes. I literally have over 21 of these; I highly recommend!” —Ktritch6

Get a set of five from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three color combinations and in sets of three of five).


A pack of bamboo blotting tissues you can use in between Zoom meetings to erase any excess oil that’s made itself at home on/around your T-zone.

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Promising review: “I bought the charcoal sheets and they absolutely amaze me! I have very oily skin and I can get my face matte in a matter of seconds with one sheet. I was using paper towels/tissues most of my life and decided to go with something a little more sanitary. And I am so happy that I did! They remove so much oil from my face without removing any makeup along with it! Definitely buying these again.” —carol

Get it from Amazon for $6.95+ (available in two scents and in multi-packs).

Want more? Read our colleague’s our colleague’s in-depth Pleasing Care oil-blotting sheets review for more deets!


A pack of four toe separators to help eliminate pain caused by bunions. The silicone aligners are so comfortable, they can even be worn with shoes.


Promising review: “I’ve noticed bunions developing in the past month and the pain is becoming more intolerable. I put these on for the first time after wearing heels all day. My bunions were driving me crazy. Within just a few minutes of wearing them, I knew I had found an answer. I was able to wear them in my tennis shoes during my workout with no issues. I don’t want to take them off! While there is nothing sexy about how they look, there is also nothing sexy about a bunion. I’ll choose to wear them and have happy feet.” —R Harlow

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


A bracelet holder so instead of spending five minutes trying to get on your accessories (cursing all the while, obvi), you can do it in seconds instead.


Promising review: “I love this handy bracelet helper and bought it as a gift for a friend. It’s so easy and quick to connect both ends of a bracelet when no one is around to help.” —Carolee888

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).


A bag of “Johnny Drops” which, for the uninitiated, are like bath bombs for your toilet! Just drop one of the concentrated hydrogen peroxide tablets in, wait five minutes or so, give your toilet bowl a good lil’ swipe with your cleaning wand, and you’re golden.

Juniper Seed Mercantile / Etsy

Juniper Seed Mercantile is small, woman-owned business from Tiffany Norton. The Littleton, Colorado-based shop specializes in all-natural bath and body products as well as home cleaning solutions.

Promising review: “These are great! I’ve used them in the toilet a couple times since receiving them, and also one in my kitchen sink disposal so far. They definitely help make getting the toilet bowl clean super easy, I honestly feel like it stays bright and clean longer, and there are no funky smells coming from the disposal. I’d definitely buy them again!” —Chante

Get it from Juniper Seed Mercantile on Etsy for $2.50+ (sold individually or in a pack of five).


A magnetic rack you can affix right to your light switch so you don’t have to go through the 15-minute song and dance that is finding your keys every morning.


Promising review: “These magnetic key racks are fantastic. I bought a couple packs and placed them in the hallway and my bedroom so they are always in my line of sight or where I know I will be walking. I’ve had these for a few weeks now and the keys haven’t dropped at all. I usually lose my keys here and there but haven’t since I bought these because hanging them up is convenient. They are also easy to install, taking me about three minutes per magnet. I highly recommend getting these.” —Mike

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in packs of two, four, and six).


A set of beaded lanyards because it’s 2021 and we’re buying mask accessories now. 🙃 But seriously, they’ll prevent you from losing the most essential part of your outfit whenever you leave the house for some vitamin D.


Promising review: “I’ve seen a bunch of these chains for a lot more money, was worried these wouldn’t come close but they are great! I get lots of compliments 🥰” —Staci

Get the set of two from Amazon for $9.99.


A 360-degree rotating nail clipper so you can trim your nails and toenails without having to perform any Cirque du Soleil-like contortions.


The lightweight, ergonomic clippers are especially helpful if you have arthritis or limited mobility/flexibility.

Promising review: “These clippers are a lifesaver for me. It’s nearly impossible for me to reach around my toes with a regular clipper to trim my toenails. Being able to turn the clipper part sideways makes it possible for me to get a clean cut and see what I’m doing. I’m right handed but you can turn it to either side if you’re left handed. I am so glad I ordered this!” —Anonymous Reader

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A beauty spatula
because you spent $40 on that color-matching foundation and you’ll be damned if even one drop goes to waste.

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Promising review: “This has been an awesome makeup tool! No more wasting foundation or spending time trying to get the last bit of makeup out of the bottle.” —AmazonCustomer

Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in sets of one or two).


A lavender-scented carpet refresher with the power to neutralize foul odors all around your home. Sprinkle it liberally on rugs, upholstery, mattresses, or dissolve it in warm water and use it to wipe down counters. Either way, you’ll enjoy a big ol’ whiff of fresh fragrance afterwards.

Ash and Indigo Boutique / Etsy

Ash and Indigo Boutique is an Oregon-based Etsy shop that sells an array of soy crystal candles, handmade soaps, smudge kits, and more.

Ingredients: lavender buds, lavender essential oil, and sodium bicarbonate.

Promising review: “I have dogs and one of them has really bad breath. She licks the carpet and I’ve been having a difficult time trying to keep our carpets clean. This amazing powder does the job. It came quickly and smells amazing! I’ll be ordering more once I run out. Thank you for such a wonderful product!” —Donna Nemerovski

Get a 6-ounce bag from Ash and Indigo Boutique on Etsy for $6.


A handy “did you feed the dog?” sliding system so you’ll be able to keep track of Sparky’s meals. Look, the dog is a master manipulator and without it, he will con you into feeding him a second dinner.


Whether you have the memory of a dog or split feeding duties with an S.O./roommate/family member, this nifty little tracker will prove indispensable. The gadget tracks a.m. and p.m. feedings Sunday through Saturday and the sliders “click” into place when moved, so you don’t have to worry about bumping them if you brush them on accident when reaching for the light switch.

Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just see if it’s green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!” —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (also available as a set of two and three, and in a cat version).


A bug bite suction tool because it’s this or scratching at it until it bleeds and that is not the way, my friends.


The Bug Bite Thing (of Shark Tank fame) works on bites from mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, and more. Basically, the gadget sucks out insect venom and saliva — two things that lead to itchiness and irritation. With that out, your skin should stop swelling and be back to normal in no time!

Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca

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


A set of 30 adhesive spice grips so you can clear a whole shelf and move your collection to a cabinet door instead. There’s no natural high quite like figuring out ways to use dead space!

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Promising review: “I am pleased to have found a solution to organizing my spice cabinet that works for me! I did not want them to be permanent — I wanted the flexibility to move them if I need to rearrange or take them down cleanly if they end up breaking or failing — so I pulled off the adhesive strips that came on them and instead used medium size 3M Command Velcro hanging strips ($3.47+), three or four per each clip strip. I have several sizes of spices, including square glass, and they are all holding fine so far. I would rather have had all six strips white than three white/three black, but I can live with it. For the cost (and since I used removable hanging strips), I’ll be happy if they last a year or so before I need to replace them. I’m thrilled to not have stacked spice jars cascading out of the cabinet every time I cook!” —Dana

Get them from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in two sizes and colors).


A pair of tube squeezers guaranteed to extract every last drop of toothpaste so you can work smarter, not harder. No more fruitless wringing or throwing away extra product.


Promising reviews: “These work great. The key twists the empty section of the tube easily so every bit of the toothpaste is used with no fuss. Have one for my husband and I and for each of the two kids. Highly recommend this product. Update February 2021: All four of these are still working and looking great after couple years of constant use. Super pleased!” —Chelley Patterson

Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.80.


A pack of reusable “paper” towels you can use and wash and use and wash for years to come. Forget going through an entire roll of one-and-done paper towels just for a single OJ spill — just one of these guys will get the job done.

Lan Craft US / Etsy

The eco-friendly cloths from Lan Craft US, an Austin-based Etsy shop with handmade reusable towels in hundreds of prints.

Promising review: “I will always stand by Lan’s un-paper towels!!!!! They’re super absorbent and so soft. Not to mention how cute the designs are!!! The bees are my all time favorite ☺️ if you’re looking to make the switch from disposable paper towels to reusable, I HIGHLY recommend checking out what Lan’s shop has to offer. 10/10.” —Abby Mino

Get them from Lan Craft US on Etsy for $8.91+ (available in two sizes, packs of six or 12, and in 16 colors/patterns).


A set of four sheet fasteners that are basically like suspenders for your mattress, because nothing ruins a morning like having the corner of your fitted sheet pop off as you roll over.

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Promising review: “Amazing product. I am an architect. I hate a messed up bed. I bought these clips. Did I say amazing? This is THE BEST way to put on the clips: By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed surface, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress. (As opposed to all of the other reviewers who complain about how difficult it is to fasten the clips on while lifting up the corner of the mattress!) Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric.” —Steven P. Gray

Get a set of four (one for each corner!) from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).


A pack of cleaning tablets you can use on water bottles, carafes, coffee pots, and anything else that could use more than a quick rinse with water.


I use these to clean just about everything in my house. Last time I deep-cleaned my stove, I removed all the knobs, grates, burners, etc. and plopped them all in a bowl of hot water before adding two of these tabs. After soaking until the water was no longer warm, I gave everything a quick rinse and it looked good as new. I didn’t even have to scrub them with a sponge or anything!

Promising review: “Be sure to use hot water; it seems to do a lot better job. The first time I used these on a Contigo travel mug I used room-temp water, and it just came out okay. For the next travel mug I used boiling water and the results were terrific. It looks new again. Then I used two cubes (and boiling water) in a large old pressure cooker that had become brown inside from years of making vegetable soups, and I’m amazed how clean it came out. That pressure cooker stain persisted throughout dozens of scrubbing sessions and dishwasher runs, so I figured the Bottle Bright wouldn’t help either but it did.” —MisterPlow

Get them from Amazon for $8+ (available in packs of 12 or 36).


A multipack of bra extenders because bodies change and bras are freakin’ expensive!! Instead of replacing your undergarments, get the right fit with these easy-to-use straps.


Promising review: “I would rate these more than 5 stars if possible. These extenders are so much more comfortable than the kind without elastic in them. Really pleased with the quality (and quantity) included in this set. Would definitely order more in the future.” —67241

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.88+ (available in three different size combinations)


A lil’ gap-cleaning brush you can use to dig out the crud (dust, pollen, food crumbs) that accumulates around your windowsills and door tracks.


Promising review: “This is an amazing set of brushes. Don’t be fooled by the low cost. The brushes are soft and long enough to get into tight spots but firm enough to hold up. They work amazing in those hard-to-clean aluminum window runners and sliding doors. I’ve used them to clean in enclosed fan blades, refrigerator vents, etc. They wash easily and with a bit of TLC they hold their shape. Always nice to find something so simple and inexpensive that works so well.” —CNJ

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $4.99.


And a grooming glove so you can give your pet all the love they desire while covertly brushing away mats and tangles, too. Use it on wet or dryer fur (it’s great in the bath) and on your feline friends as well.

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Promising review: “Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn’t too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff, but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exact right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer, without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I’m going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!” —DSP

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

When your bath is actually relaxing and not like sitting in a shallow puddle:

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

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