26 Inexpensive Things You’ll Wish You’d Bought Years Ago

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A broom gripper that’ll pick those cleaning tools off the ground and give them a home. Finally organize that closet you pretend doesn’t exist!


Promising review: “Absolutely obsessed with these things. I wish I would’ve found them sooner. Instead of having my brooms and mops all piled into one corner and falling down behind the fridge all the time I now have them locked into place and hanging on my fridge. It makes the space look a lot cleaner and organized and they’re not falling down everywhere anymore. I have a regular Mr. Clean broom with dust pan hanging with one and then a Swiffer Wetjet hanging.” —Okrr

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.


A subscription to NordVPN to browse the internet with peace of mind, knowing that your data stays secure behind a secure wall of encryption, even if you’re logged onto public Wi-Fi.


You can also say goodbye to pop-up ads! Take the opportunity to use up to six devices using one account without sacrificing speed.

Sign up for one month plan for $11.95/month, a one-year plan for $4.92/month, and a two-year plan for $3.71/month.


A set of silicone stretch lid covers, because your food keeps spoiling every time you haphazardly throw some cling wrap on it. Store your food properly so it doesn’t go to waste! Speaking of waste, these will help rid your life of one-use plastics!


Promising review: “This is truly an amazing replacement for plastic wrap or other covers that are not eco-friendly! And it saves you money in the long run! You can throw them in the fridge/freezer/microwave because they are made out of silicone! Plus, they’re easy to clean, easy to use, and durable as hell!” —Tammy Cardona-Zambeis

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.


A flexible cable protector so you can prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks. We all wish we bought this like three chargers ago, but now’s your chance.


Promising review: “I am always breaking my cables so I got these little protectors for all my wires, what a great bang for the buck. There are plenty in a package, it was enough for all my cables and I had some left over for the future.” —Buzgal

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.89+ (available in two color combinations).


A four-piece acrylic canister set with an airtight clip for all of your flour, sugar, and cocoa needs. Seeing everything clean and organized will promote actually using these items instead of them sitting in the back of your cabinet for years! (speaking from experience here)


Promising review: “Got these because I was keeping flour, sugar, etc. in original packaging and ants found where I was keeping everything. This solved that problem with airtight containers that are easy to use. They look great on my counter top and really help me look like a person who has my life together.” —Nathaniel Hachten

Get it from Amazon for $29.


A set of two vinyl furniture scratch guards so your pets will finally get the message that your really expensive couch is not their really expensive toy.


Promising review: “I purchased these because my destructive cats tore up two sofas. I purchased a new sofa and didn’t want to go down that road again if I could help it. I have already tried sprays, calming scent diffusers, and double sided tape. None of these worked. I put these on two sofas and so far my cats have left them alone. I have had them on for a couple of months. Of course, you can see them but they have an obvious purpose. They attach by screw in fasteners with a spiral pin. I haven’t had any problem with rips from these. They needed tightening a couple times, but that is it.” —Kristy

Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in six sizes).


A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair. Marie Kondo is shook!


Thanks to their super simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

Promising review: “I am a man of many socks and these helped organize them much better than what I was doing. It’s easy to do by color and style.” —Think Blue

Get it from Amazon $11.99.


A pack of six cable clips that’ll finally organize your desk, car, and bedside table charging stations by keeping cords in their place, because gravity has been making your life harder for 👏far 👏too 👏long.

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Promising review: “If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!” —Mike Tickle

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.


A set of light-dimming sheets because someone kept looking at their very bright alarm clock and thought, “there’s gotta be a way to rid my life of glare!?” And then they invented this thing. Glare be gone!


Pack comes with two large light-dimming sheets (cut to fit your needs)!

Promising review: “What a time to be alive. I was lying 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 it from Amazon for $8.99.


A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in history. This “before” and “after” alone has already changed me for the better.


Promising review: “The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, and I wish I had known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!” —Kara Adams

Get it from Amazon for $18.29.


A 48-bottle nail polish organizer so you can actually see all the shades you own instead of settling on the same boring polish as last time.


Promising review: “Why didn’t I buy this sooner? I know it seems silly but I love this little contraption. So simple but amazing. I used to keep all my polish in a bag and I would have to dig them all out to see what color I wanted to use. Now, with this I’ve color coordinated all my polishes and it helps me keep a handle on how many I have on hand…which my boyfriend loves.” —Angela LeClair

Get it from Amazon for $27.89+ (also available in pink).


A pack of motion-sensing LED lights if you’ve stubbed your toe on the kitchen table one too many times! These are a cheap way to get helpful lighting in places that need it most around your home. You don’t need to get professional installation — just stick them on.


They’re battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

Promising review: “Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version.” —Jonathan K. Park

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $21.99 (available in two styles and two colors).


A TubShroom drain protector that’ll prevent clogged pipes throughout your house by catching all the hair in your drains. You can shower me with thanks later.


Promising review: “This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick, long, dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product on a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without one instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it.” —JT

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

Read my colleague’s TubShroom review and prepare for the most satisfying photos.


A brown sugar–softening bear to help maintain the sugar’s moisture for up to SIX MONTHS. Just place in water for 20 minutes and then it’s ready for the brown sugar jar!


Promising review: “This is the second brown sugar bear I’ve purchased because they work so well. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It’s simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear.” —Hannah M.

Get it from Amazon for $8.40.


A set of five soft silicone eyeglass sleeves so you can quickly say goodbye to any discomfort you’ve been experiencing on your temples from your new set of lenses.


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 $6.99 (available in three colors).


A set of bedsheet suspenders that’ll clip and grip your sheets so they stay secure, because you toss and turn in your sleep, and by the time the sun rises, your bedsheets are halfway on the floor.


Promising review: “Say goodbye to rearranging 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 four bands from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors and two sizes).

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Promising review: “I love this. It’s perfect for my small kitchen. I hate having stuff on the counters since my kitchen is so small. I used it vertically instead of horizontally. Works perfectly and it is sturdy.” —Laura Caballero

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


A beauty spatula
designed to get every last drop of your expensive foundation, lipgloss, or lotion. Don’t let a poorly designed bottle get you down!

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Promising review: “What an amazing little tool! I’m always so frustrated that I can’t get the last little bit of moisturizer, serum, or makeup out of the jar. This little spatula is tiny and is the perfect size and shape for reaching in and grabbing the dregs at the bottom or around the top.” —DLS Jones

Get it from Amazon for $5.49.


An upper back brace posture corrector so you can have some help keeping your shoulders back and your head tall so your posture doesn’t suffer over time.


Promising review: “I’m so glad to have come across this product! I didn’t even know these existed! I wish I’d found out about this sooner! I wear this about six to eight hours a day. It is very comfortable, doesn’t restrict any movement, and best of all, helps correct my posture.” —Ena

Get it from Amazon for $18.99


A silicone adjuster that’ll make your ring have a tighter fit the more loops you add. Now you can wear that ring that always slips off and for sure save yourself a trip to the jeweler.


Promising review: “I have skinny fingers with wide knuckles. I cannot take my engagement ring down even a half size — or else it won’t fit over the bone. After purchasing these very comfortable, very durable size adjusters, I had to order another pack! I never want to be without these! The coil adjusters are easy to put on the ring (it might take a minute to get the coil around the ring but you’ll get the hang of it) and the coils don’t come off unless you undo them manually — which is VERY easy to do. It doesn’t damage the ring, either. Thank you so much, whoever patented this! It’s a lifesaver! I also think it’s great because it prevents the back of the ring from getting scratched when you wear it.” —Dee

Get four from Amazon for $5.99.


A portable bug bite suction tool to reduce the itching and swelling your body is experiencing after a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting.

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The suction can be pretty strong so use caution and try a small amount of suction first and work your way up if necessary.

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.


A squeegee broom for ridding your carpet, rugs, tile, and hardwood floors of pet hair (and human hair!) you know has been building up for months and months.


What’s especially great about this product is that it works on such a variety of surfaces so if you’re cleaning your living room carpet of pet hair you can move right on into the kitchen and do the same thing with the tiles.

Promising review: “This is 1,000% worth it y’all! I read about this on BuzzFeed and had it on my wish list for a few weeks. When our 9-month-old black lab came back from the trainer, I knew it was time to get something to help the mountains of hair. I got this in today and tried it out. I didn’t think it would get much. I swept last night. Oh my lawd. The hair it picked up was ridiculous! If you have pets and hardwood floors, you need this. Life-changing! So glad I bought this!” —Katherine Burch

Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

My coworker swears by this broom for removing all her hairs that are embedded in the carpet. Read her Evriholder FURemover broom review to see all the hair it unearthed from her rug.


A hair-finishing stick that’ll take those little hairs and fly-aways and roll them up into your bun! It’s essentially plant oil in a mascara wand and it’s perfect (like your hair).


Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad fly-aways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $6.38.


An eyeliner stamp, because you’ve been spending WAY too much time and effort trying to get the perfect wing when this thing exists and will do it for you.

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This includes two waterproof and smudge-resistant stamps (one for each eye) with an eyeliner pen on the opposite end for any sharp lines or touchups.

Promising review: “OK, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on. This is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds.” —.ˑheatherˑleighˑ.

Get two stamps from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).


A set of 12 anti-snoring nose vents to open up your nostrils and alleviate the #1 most annoying thing that keeps you (and your partner) up at night — your snoring!

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There are two different types and each type has four size options!

Promising review: “My husband is the worst about snoring and keeping me up all dang night. So I did some research and found these! I’m so excited that I bought them because he started snoring and I woke him up and asked him to use one. No noise!!! 10/10 would recommend to everyone.” —Martha Jean Thompson Koons

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


A set of Schick dermaplaning razors, because they’ll shape brows flawlessly (and painlessly!). They’re precise and won’t irritate your skin like waxing and threading can.

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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 (or Subscribe and Save for $4.74/month)

You thanking yourself in the near future


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

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