Just 30 Things You Didn't Know You Needed In Your Life

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1.A pair of earbud hooks to comfortably keep your AirPods or wireless headphones in your ears and in place so they’ll never fall out.

Promising review: “I have to admit initially I was skeptical. I had owned the AirPods for one day and was about to return them as they would pop out of my ears with the slightest tilt. I saw reviews for these on Amazon and was so hoping they would work I paid for overnight shipping. Well needless to say… THEY WORK! I can move all day no matter what I do and they barely budge. They are comfortable, fit very well and you barely know they are even there. I now use my AirPods happily all day.” —Adam13

Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in four colors).

2.A Mario Badescu facial spray set with lavender, cucumber, and rose to cool, hydrate, and tone your skin with nutrient-rich botanicals to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Promising review: “I’ve been searching around for a great spray mist after I ran out of my previous one. It seems like everyone I came across was $20 itself, so I couldn’t believe that these were $21 for a three pack! They are great sized bottles, so the value is incredible for how much they cost a piece. The scents are not too strong at all, and they all have a unique smell. The directions mention you can use them before or after other products/makeup. I do feel like there is a bit of tackiness to my skin after I apply the spray, but that fades after about an hour or so. No added oiliness and always so refreshing!” —Meaghan C.

Get it from Amazon for $21.

3.A rain and stain repellant that’ll protect your leather belongings not only from water, but from wine, body oil, coffee, or grease.

Promising review: “I LOVE this stuff! I have several high-end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!” — MTHealthyLiving

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

4.A pack of L’Oreal self-tanning towelettes to give you a mess-, streak-free, and natural-looking tan every time.

Promising review: “I am a natural blue-eyed blonde but had skin cancer at 60, so I have to stay out of the sun when it’s best for tanning. L’Oréal tanning products have been my go-to so that I don’t look pasty white in the summer. These towelettes allow an all-over EVEN tan without streaks or gaps. I look like I have spent hours in the sun and everyone is amazed at my beautiful tan!” —MsValerie

Get it from Walmart for $9.47.

5.A twistable memory foam travel pillow that’ll adjust comfortably to any position, to no matter where you are.

Promising review: “Most travel neck pillows make me feel completely overwhelmed, and this is especially great for those with shorter necks. It gives you control and once you get the positioning that you prefer, it is really comfortable and provides the right support in the right places. Also (and this was a selling point in the beginning), having used this on several long-haul flights, I loved that after each trip I could easily unzip the cover and throw it in the wash.” —ltny

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

6.A roll of athletic kinesiology tape to help alleviate joint and muscle pain, reducing inflammation especially from sports or athletic injuries.

Promising review: “I have never used kinesiology tape before and I was a little skeptical, to be honest. I actually bought this to stabilize the bone in my foot but decided to try it on my knee pain. This stuff is amazing! My knee pain is gone! Not to mention that you can barely feel that’s its there. I literally put it on THREE days ago and it hasn’t even begun to come off! Not even with showers. I have not been easy on it either. I wear skinny jeans pretty much all the time and haven’t been careful about it. I can’t speak for anyone else who bought this but I followed the instructions exactly how it says and have no issues. It didn’t hurt when I took it off my foot either.” —deloris evelyn pierce

Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in 20 colors).

7.A pack of Neutrogena makeup-removing wipes that’ll actually cleanse your skin and remove your mascara, without leaving a greasy residue.


This is the only makeup remover I use and I always order from Amazon! I love it and it actually gets all of my makeup AND mascara off with one wipe. It doesn’t feel oily or greasy like other removers do.

Promising review: “I wear waterproof mascara so my makeup is always a little more difficult to remove. I’ve tried many removers, hands down this is one of the best. It doesn’t dry my face out as other brands have done either. I’m 100% satisfied! Thank you!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.52 (available in three different types).

8.An orange slice cooler bag that’ll not only keep your summer drinks nice and cold but also double as a stylish purse. No need to carry around any other beach totes or accessories.

Promising review: “Absolutely loved this cooler. It’s the perfect size for me to bring along on any and all trips. It easily holds car ride snacks and drinks, all while keeping them cool. Plus it’s cute so.” —KYLIE G.

Get it from Ban.do for $32.

9.A plastic water bottle holder that’ll hold, organize, and store your beverages and make them easier to grab and go.

Promising review: “I went on an organizing spree throughout my house after the new year and this was perfect for in my cabinet. Water bottles no longer roll and fall out every time I open the door!” —Kendra M

Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in three pack sizes).

10.A pack of adjustable hem tape strips to easily change the length of your favorite skirt, jeans, or trousers without having to go to the tailor.

Promising review: “These tapes did the job for me. I took them on a cruise for two reasons. I didn’t have time to properly hem a pair of pants and when applied correctly, the hems stayed in place until removed. The second was for socks. The short socks always slide off of my heels. I applied the tape to the inside of the socks and no more problems. Love this item and will be purchasing again.” —Paule T.

Get it from Amazon for $5.63+ (also available in a six-pack).

11.A critter catcher that’ll easily get and remove those creepy bugs without your having to use your hands and a napkin.

Promising review: “This thing is awesome! Initially, I was hesitant that it would squish the little guys or they would fall out in transport but it’s great! Highly recommend!” —Crystal R

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

12.A beaded tote to carry all of your essentials no matter the season. And you don’t have to worry about it getting dirty.

Get it from Forever 21 for $29.90.

13.A Physician’s Formula highlighter with a buttery cream feeling that’ll make your skin shine in the summer sun like no other.

Promising review:This highlighter is everything I had ever hoped for. I HATE overpowering highlighter that makes you look greasy — Instagram looks don’t always work in the real world. This highlighter picks up right onto your finger and melts onto the skin, leaving a natural finish. I built it up quite a bit without any disruption. It really is a buttery cream, I dab a little on my fingers and mix with my foundation primer to make a luminous primer. This could easily sell for $30-40, but it’s SO affordable! I am very very happy, thank you Physician’s Formula!” —NOYB

Get it from Amazon for $5.57+ (available in five shades).

14.A nail strengthener to prevent splits, chips, and tears while making fragile nails harder. And it has an amazing coconut scent.

And check out our 21 Things To Help You Maintain Healthy Nails for more products that’ll help.

Promising review: “So my grandmother told me about this product when I was young, about 20 years ago or so. I use it all the time! THIS STUFF WORKS! It works really well too. My nails grow really long in a few weeks and I get to decide when to cut them off. Women ask me about them all the time, ‘How do you get such white nail tips?’ Well, it’s because of this.” —Halie Brake

Get it from Amazon for $7.94 (available in a two-pack).

15.A jar of Kopari Beauty’s coconut oil that’ll moisturize you from head to toe. You can use it as a hair mask, a body moisturizer, a makeup remover, shave oil, or even a belly balm to help relieve itching and stretch marks while pregnant.


This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or GMOs. It’s also cruelty-free!

Promising review: “I use this literally everywhere on my body. Will consider trying out grocery store coconut oil and compare, but as of right now, I love this, my skin has cleared up, my hair is stronger, I feel moisturized without feeling oily. I love it.” —Kimberly

Get it from Ulta for $28 or Amazon for $34.

16.A magnetic clasp converter to help you put your necklaces on if you struggle with opening the tiny clasps.

Promising review: “As I’ve gotten older, it has become more difficult to repeatedly open and close clasps so I convert my bracelets and necklaces to magnetic clasps. I have tried several different brands and sizes and these clasps are my favorite. Some clasps are too small and don’t fit with traditional bracelets and necklaces. Much to my dismay, some clasps that are advertised as strong, were not strong and I’ve lost some necklaces. These clasps are strong and the quality is consistent. I no longer lose jewelry from unreliable clasps. Great product. I have several and will purchase more as needed in the future.” —dorothy

Get it from Amazon for $16.52 (also available in a three-pack).

17.A pack of silicone earring backs so if you lose yours, no worries — you’ll have many backups. And they’re safe for sensitive skin.

Promising review: “These little silicone backs are small, but they tightly hold the earring in place really well. And with 200 pieces in the box, if you drop one (you will), it really doesn’t matter. Now I can safely wear the earrings in my jewelry box that are missing one or both backs. This was an excellent and inexpensive purchase for me. Highly recommend!” —Carol R. Slicher

Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (for a pack of 200; available in clear or mixed colors).

18.A headphone cord spool with a magnetic center to keep your cords tangle-free and your headphones ready for use!

Promising review: “This is a fine product. It took some getting used to not wrapping the headphones up complete so I can attach the earpieces to the magnetic piece in the middle, but it is otherwise wonderful and does not unwind whenever it wants, but is easy to unwind yourself. Depending on the skinniness if your pants it can stick out a little, but generally it is pretty great and a huge time saver since the earbuds are tangled up and you don’t have to spend the entire day untangling them.” —Jack Kleiner

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

19.A portable door lock to take with you on the road for additional security and safety.

It sticks in the door to keep it from opening if someone gets your room key. It comes with detailed installation instructions so you know how to properly use it, but it doesn’t require any extra tools.

Promising review: “I travel to many countries for work and have to stay in hotels. Many people I work with have reported waking up with someone standing in their room in the middle of the night or when they get out of the shower. I bought my Adalock almost a year ago and have been able to use it on every hotel door, except one. I always carry this and a wedge it for hotel door security. It has worked in four countries, including the US. As far as it being difficult to remove, you need to practice with it so that you feel confident that you could remove it in an emergency. I can remove it in the dark in less than two seconds.” —stormycj

Get it from Amazon for $17.90.

20.Aveda’s Split End Repair treatment that’ll mend your split ends back together forever, like glue. It’ll also protect your hair from any future heat, environmental, or chemical damage.

This product is cruelty-free and is formulated without sulfates, parabens, or phthalate.

Promising review: “My ends feel a lot more smooth in between hair trims. I love that I don’t have to use it every day, a little bit goes a long way! Well worth the money spent!” —Alicia

Get it from Nordstrom for $32.

21.A handy dispenser to keep your wipes fresh and from drying out.

Promising review: “This product is durable, functional and just the right size to sit on top of your toilet. What I love most is there is nothing flimsy about it — It opens soooo smooth, I get such a kick out of how it opens — Not like a jack in the box…kinda like the lid yawns. Material is shiny, hard, thick plastic. All wipes stay secure and I can even get the larger wipes to fit. The weight works perfectly, never an issue pulling out wipes. Easy, breezy to clean exterior and interior. Somebody sure thought this through. I have one in powder room and bathroom. It passes the eye test, too. (It’s not stunning, but fine enough.) Two thumbs up!” — Autumn.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

22.A dog selfie aid with a ball that’ll help keep your pup’s attention for that perfect photo.

Promising review: “I absolutely love this product! After I opened the package, I immediately put it on my cell phone and before I could even call my dogs they were sitting next to me looking up at it as if they were dying to know what the new toy was! They sat patiently waiting while I snapped a few pics. Then when I was done, I removed the ball from the device and played with them for awhile. Later, I put the ball back in the device, reattached it to my cellphone and snapped a few more pics. This works great! Nothing like a ball to get a dog’s attention!” —Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

23.A shoe stretcher to make your tight, uncomfortable shoes feel better by making them roomier and finally wearable.

It comes with extra removable parts for bunion stretching and the top of the shoe.

Promising review: “Okay, so I wear a size 12 in women and it’s always been painful to buy shoes. Anything in my size is either over $100. I don’t know why it took me decades to buy one of these but I’m SO glad I finally did! I’ve stretched out three pairs of heels I bought several years ago and was never able to wear, two pairs of sneakers, and one pair of booties. I’m so happy I bought this contraption, I’m going to actually have to buy a shoe rack now!” —Cece

Get it from Amazon for $17.96 (available in women’s sizes 5.5–10 and men’s sizes 9–13).

24.A set of door bumpers that can help reduce noise when closing doors, cabinets, or even drawers.

Promising review:Funny enough, but this is one of my favorite low-cost upgrades to the house. Our previous dampers were a cloth that came with the cabinets and were getting a bit thin. Thought I would try and upgrade to save on the stress of the hickory doors. Wow was I surprised of the difference of a good bumper. These stick on very strong but don’t ruin the wood if removed. They have a beautiful but solid thud that is not loud but also don’t bounce the door or drawer back at you which others might do. There are also so many in the pack that I replaced every bumper in the house, good or bad, and still, haven’t gone through half the bag. They’ll be passed down through the generations!” —Andy Levesque

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (comes with 1/2 diameter sheet of 100 bumpers).

25.A Milk Makeup holographic stick that’ll serve as blush, highlighter, and lipstick all in one simple step. No need for multiple products taking up more of your time.

This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates. It’s also cruelty-free and vegan. And check out our review of the Milk Makeup Holographic Stick.

Promising review: “After only one week of using it, I got so many compliments on my highlight. It is so easy to use, and it really sinks into your skin well. For me, it lasted pretty long and made my skin and complexion look super glowy. I am in love with this product. It also is such a nice color on your eyelids and I usually go over it with a similar pink shade.” — jshans

Get it from Sephora for $18 (originally $28).

26.A set of clear drawer organizers to keep everything arranged and in order so you won’t have worry about where something is.

Promising review:I love these stacking storage organizers. They fit perfectly in the bathroom drawers, even if you stack them. I use the smaller ones for holding cotton makeup pads and other smaller cosmetic items. I store fingernail polish and items I don’t use every day in the larger square containers that fit on the bottom. The long ones are used in the top drawer for toothpaste, hairbrushes, tubes of smaller first aid items, moisture eye drops, etc. I liked them so well, I ordered a second set and threw away the thin, funky plastic organizers I had used for years. These are much classier.” —JW

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in a six-piece set).

27.A cooling mattress pad topper that’ll help you sleep comfortably, because it’s filled with alternative down fill and it has cooling technology to stop sweat from leaking through to your mattress.

Promising review: “Purchased this to go on top of my foam mattress. Although I love the comfort of a foam mattress, I am of the age where I sleep hot. I was losing precious sleep due to night sweats. I had tried several other toppers with the hope that it would provide some cooling relief. THIS topper did the trick. Not only did it make my mattress even cozier, but it is also considerably cooler to sleep on. I would highly recommend this product.” —Stacie Vigiard

Get it from Amazon for $49.90 (available in eight sizes).

28.A can rack organizer to keep all your tins of food in order and in place.

Promising review: “We just moved into an apartment that has no pantry and limited cabinet space. I assembled this in two minutes, no tools required! I use it for my ziplock bags/foil/crock pot liners as well! It works great as a multi shelving unit. Two of my friends have seen this and have already bought one. Every house needs one of these!” —Annie

Get it from Amazon for $19.87 (available in three colors).

29.A hypoallergenic mattress protector that’ll save your bed from dust, sweat, fluids, and allergens so you can sleep peacefully all night.

Promising review: “I just got a new puppy and my older cats and have been making their territory all over the house, which includes my bed. After the third time of cleaning it in one day, I bought this protector and it’s amazing! They peed on it and with in an hour of arrival and nothing got on my bed!!! It’s wonderful. I ordered a second one right away so I wouldn’t be without one. I just throw them in the wash and I line dry mine. I don’t want any heat on plastic. So far been washed three times and still in wonderful condition. Highly recommend. Going to buy another for my daughter and the guest room.” —Julia D.

Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in sizes twin–California king).

30.And a bottle of Love Home and Planet’s lavender & argan oil detergent to actually get out those sweat stains and smells like never before. And the pleasant scent will last in your clothes all day!


This is vegan and cruelty-free!

Promising review: “This product does a great job cleaning, using all-natural ingredients. At first, I was skeptical that it could match the same cleaning power as harsher products but it didn’t disappoint. The detergent leaves your clothes perfectly clean and smells great.” —letsgotryit

Get it from Walmart for $12.97.

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