36 Things That’ll Do Jobs You Didn’t Know Needed To Be Done

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1.

An ergonomic stool designed for active sitting; a process that can help increase your core strength, posture, balance, and overall health. I have a hard time taking news this nice… I’m gonna have to sit down for this.


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They also have kid sizes in several colors that can seriously help fidgety kids stay comfortable and focused when they have to sit for extended periods of time.

Promising review: “I love this seat! Working from home all day had made me feel lazy sitting all day and my back hurt. This new seat has my spine feeling amazing and I feel refreshed after sitting for long periods of time. I can rock on it and sit different ways to take pressure off my hips or back. I would buy it again if it broke in a heartbeat. I’m never going back to a regular chair.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $100 (available in two colors).



2.

An angled, left-handed pen for lefties who are sick of smudges and tired of telling their right-handed peers, “Aww, you guys made me ink!”


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Promising review: “My dad is left-handed and always whines that the world needs to catch up with lefties. I bought him these pens as a gag gift…basically to mess with him. I mean really, left-handed pens? Anyways, when he received them, he thought they were hysterical. He works in a school and is always writing. He tried the pen just to play with it and fell in love. He told me these pens are amazing, the best thing he has ever written with. I am right-handed, obviously, and I tried to use the pen in my right hand, thinking it would be like any other pen. It is very uncomfortable in the right hand. It really is contoured for the left hand. If you know someone who is left-handed and can’t find the perfect present, these pens are it. I plan on buying a lot more of these dumb pens. They are pricey, but well worth it. If I could give it more stars, I would.” —Castryn

Get a pack of two black-ink pens from Amazon for $6.87.

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A strap-on handle you can attach to just about anything, no matter how large or strange a shape it may be — saving you from another ~crappy~ attempt at carrying a family-sized toilet paper pack.


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Promising review:This is perfect for moving awkward and heavy stuff like a big bag of dog food, a case of drinks, etc. I bought one years ago and one of my kids borrowed it and never returned it. I bought two more and always have one set in the back of the car to assist with the moving of stuff!” —Pete

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.



4.

A bottle cleaning brush set that’ll be great when you wash awkwardly long bottles and also super useful if you have thin decorative vases that have not been dusted in… um, well, ever.


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This set includes a beer bottle brush, sports water bottle brush, tube cleaning brush, and a spout cleaning brush.

Promising review: “I bought these brushes to clean dishes but instead, I use the three smaller ones to clean lint out of my dryer vent. They are the perfect sizes to get out lint across the sides and along the bottom. These brushes are long enough to pick up the lint in places I could never reach before and stay on the brush as I remove it. My dryer dries clothes much better now as a result.” —bvp

Get it from Amazon for $11.98 (available in two colors).

5.

A pair of shoes with removable heels that were designed by the actual, literal fashion gods. Put these on and you can get your tired toes comfortable without lugging around a second pair of shoes.


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Each pair comes with a removable arch support piece, 4″ high heels, rubber heel caps, and a drawstring bag.

Promising review: “I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the arch support in the flats! I can not believe no one has ever done this before!” —Samantha

Get them from Pashion Footwear for $165 (available in sizes 6-11).



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An adjustable measuring cup sure to save you from any ~sticky~ situations when you’re cooking with things like honey and want every dang drop to count.


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Pooh Bear would be so proud.

Promising review: “You need a spatula to get the nut butter or sticky stuff into the measuring cup, but then you turn the outside, and the material spirals into your mixing bowl. This is easy to use and your hands stay clean. When you’re done, you can soak it or toss it into the dishwasher and let the machinery do the dirty work.” —QuinnCreative

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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A dryer vent cleaner that, honestly, is probably a job you SHOULD know needs to be done. But if you’re someone who thinks doing your own laundry is as adult as it gets, this exists. And it’s gonna keep your machine as fresh and clean as your freshly laundered unmentionables.


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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. We use this regularly now to clean out the vent!” —Leslie

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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A pack of zip-top pouches so you can make your own fantastic frozen novelties. With these, stocking up on more nutritious (or, um, boozier) summer treats is the simplest part of summer fun.


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Don’t forget to grab a funnel to make the transfer process easier!

Promising review: “These are the most fun you can have on a summer’s day! They are not just for kids!! They freeze up fast and you can put much healthier items, like fresh orange juice, in them and have a great snack for kids or even make ice sticks with the same recipe as the drinks being served and keep your guests from having watered down drinks by the barbecue. I ordered a much larger order this time!” —nicholas cremato

Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $10.54.

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A lid container organizer that’ll prevent your A-type self from flipping your lid when you’re rushing to pack a lunch and need to find the right top, right away.


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The dividers are adjustable, so feel free to customize your set based on what containers you have!

Promising review: “I love, love, love this storage container. Sounds silly, but it changed my life. No longer do I have storage container Jenga! No more stuff falling out of the cabinet every time I open the cupboard. Now I can stack my lids in the organizer and my storage containers fit nicely on the shelf, and I have a lot of storage containers. I would definitely buy this again and again. Great product” —Laura H.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

10.

A Tinder candle you can light up whenever you want a breath of fresh air when dating apps feel stifling and you need a moment to remember that single life really is ~lit~.


Homesick

Get it from Homesick for $29.95.

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A keyboard cover that’ll do a marbel-ous job keeping your keys from getting dirty if you’re the kind of person who needs a li’l snack attack to get through the work day.


Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $5.

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A piece of Morihata Kishu Binchotan Charcoal to purify your water without a filter when you’re traveling and don’t trust the tap water in your budget hotel’s bathroom sink.


Free People

Get it from Free People for $18.

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A pair of heat-safe silicone tongs that’ll turn over your grilled goods all BBQ season long, hold roast steady when you’re cutting up family dinner, and even toss a salad when your lunch is rather light. The real question is, what can’t these tongs do?


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Algebra, I suppose.

Promising review: “I love these tongs. I just bought new non-stick sauté pans and wanted to keep them safe from the scratches of metal utensils. These are great. I can’t believe how sturdy they are. They work wonderfully in the new pans. For me there is even an added bonus — I’m about as tall as a garden gnome and I can’t reach a lot of things in my cupboards. Regular metal tongs slide off plastic containers and drop stuff. These silicone tongs are just perfect; they grab on and hold on. Yay! Great product, super price.” —George S.

Get two from Amazon for $15.97 (available in three colors).

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A pack of five temple tips sure to keep your frames in place if you’re someone who ~nose~ your glasses will slide down your face without some added padding.


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These are lightweight and won’t add bulk behind your ears.

Promising review: “I was a little dubious about these but my daughter was always having her glasses fall off her face and onto the floor so I figured if I could spend a couple of bucks to save her expensive glasses, it was worth a shot. In fact, because you get five pairs, I put a set on my glasses and I’ll be darned if they don’t work really well. They aren’t too thick, so you don’t really notice them on your ears. In fact, because of the soft silicone, they actually result in less of the occasional soreness I would get from my glasses on my ears sometimes.” —Domenico Bettinelli

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three styles).

15.

A set of handcrafted leather key caps for key hoarders who can’t stand to part with the eight unnecessary keys on their keyring and in turn, can’t find their house key to save their life.


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These key caps are good looking, lightweight, and won’t add a bunch of bulk to your current collection of keys.

Promising review: “These key covers really surprised me. They are made from very rich, supple leather and are sewn well. They also seem like they will age well. I have keys with ring holes higher on the key and the covers fit perfectly. The cute surprise was the little drawstring bag the covers came in. I will buy more. They’d also make great gifts!” —Nena

Get five from Amazon for $7.99 or, if you’d rather have a more colorful selection, grab these monkey ones for $6.64.



16.

A pair of rotating nail clippers so you can put less pressure on your hands while trimming and finally cut your nails without bending them unnaturally flat. Ugh, I get chills just thinking about it.


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Promising review: “This brings 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 fingernails. I sure wish I had this product ten years ago — I am ordering a backup set just in case I misplace these.” —Allen F. & Virginia S. Capel

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

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A felt purse organizer that’ll turn your favorite purse into an organized joy instead of the lipstick-devouring black hole it currently is.


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Promising review: “Y’all I’m not one to write a review, but this organizer definitely deserves a good one. If I could give it more stars I would! I have a speedy 35 and the large fits it PERFECTLY. My purse was so disorganized and I was constantly digging to find things but with this I can see everything clearly. I now have so many pockets for different things. It’s super sturdy and holds the shape of my bag very well. This by far has been the best purchase I have ever made and if you’re contemplating whether you should get it or not… GET IT! You won’t be disappointed!” —Lexie

Get it from Amazon for $19.88 (available in 13 colors and five sizes).



18.

A flexible silicone spoon with a one-tablespoon measure so you can stir, flip, and add the perfect amount of oil every time you sauté. Space-saving, multi-tasking kitchen tools like this may actually make cooking worth it.


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It’s heat resistant up to 600° and designed with an ergonomic handle, stiff nylon core, and flexible angled head for easy stirring.

Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in four colors).

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A popup changing tent for campers who know the value of a private space in the great outdoors. This lightweight tent is easy to carry and pops up the minute you unfold it (no assembly needed!). It’s great for changing into swimsuits at the beach, outdoor showers while camping, or getting a little privacy when nature calls.


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Promising review: “I bought this to use as a toilet/shower tent and it is worth it’s weight in gold. It has a pouch for toilet paper, a elastic ‘bar’ for hanging a towel, and a loop for hanging a light.” —Angie

Get it from Amazon for $48.88 (available in two styles).

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And a sturdy, strong folding toilet seat you can throw over a bucket, bag, or hole in the ground if you’re adventuring in the middle of nowhere and get second thoughts about your squatting skills.


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Promising review: “This is working perfectly on my camping trip! It’s so sturdy and easy to set up. I have it in the corner of my tent and just use it at night. It has no cover, but I just cover it with a garbage bag. It sure beats trekking to the campground restroom in the middle of the night!” —carman96

Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

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An essential oil diffuser for your car so you can enjoy a relaxing aroma when the traffic is ~driving~ you wild.


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Promising review: “I bought this for my teenage daughters’ car. They absolutely love it and their car smells great all the time! A huge plus is the the fact that it has two USB outlets on it so even though the diffuser is plugged into the cigarette lighter port, they can still charge their phones.” —clellard

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

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An attachable luggage cup holder for travelers who need a coffee just as much as they need an extra set of hands while jogging through a mercilessly long airport with a flight in 15 minutes and *miles* between them and their next gate.


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Promising review: “Genius! This travel accessory has truly made travel so much easier for me and my family. I am a lifelong over-packer and always have a carry-on suitcase. Because of this I am forced to carry my purse, phone, and my coffee all in one hand so I can pull my suitcase in the other and my coffee ALWAYS spills. This has literally given me a hand back so I can still have my drink but don’t have to worry about it spilling everywhere. I was a little nervous at first that my drink would spill everywhere but after the first try I was amazed at the fact that it literally held my coffee upright and didn’t spill. It also fit on my suitcase (which has pretty wide handles) and my husband’s suitcase (which is a little narrower) — the main part of the accessory can adjust based on the width of the handles AND I can still put my purse on the front of my suitcase since this can be attached facing the front or back. This is a must have for anyone who travels! Highly recommend!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.98.



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A set of decibel-reducing, noise-canceling earplugs designed to keep your ears safe and clear out any sound around you when you paid good money to hear your favorite band and definitely did *not* pay to hear the drunk people next to you slur Every. Single. Song.


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Promising Review: “I saw the ‘vibes’ on Shark Tank just the week prior to a musical festival type event I was in charge of. I quickly ordered them — we all know how loud the music is at a festival. These were fabulous and worked just as shown and as I expected. I usually leave these events with horrible ringing in my ears but not this time! I was so happy to hear the great music but not experience the ringing.” —AliceP

Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

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A magnetic microwave plate that’ll help you save on paper towels and save your microwave from some exploding pasta sauce.


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This clever and clean kitchen tool is dishwasher safe and simply attaches to the top of your microwave.

Promising review: “We’ve had regular microwave splatter covers before and they are a hassle, get misplaced, take up space, and clutter up the kitchen. This microwave splatter cover, however, is really nice. The enclosed magnets make it possible to keep the cover inside the microwave at all times, whether in use or not. You’re don’t constantly have to remove the cover when putting something into the microwave. It’s a very nifty, convenient way to keep your microwave clean! I love it!” —Olivia358

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.



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A cotton candy machine so your kids can sell something other than lemonade at their summer stands and maybe actually make some money from someone other than you for once.


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There’s also no need for special sugars — just throw in your favorite hard candies and make a personalized treat all your own!

Promising review: “I had a cotton candy machine as a kid in the ’60s and found this one for my granddaughters. It works using hot air instead of a hot coil like the one from my youth. This new one does take some time to heat up and only makes small cones. It does clean up fast so that is a big plus over the old type. My girls liked it and enjoyed making some before they turned it over to me as a job to keep them supplied. This does not come with any sugar or candy so you should have some on hand when the kids see it.” —CobraJ

Get it from Amazon for $32.53.

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A cut out lounge chair for giving your neck ample support when your back needs some sun and your vacation-brain needs a mindless beach reach.


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Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this thing! Incredibly easy to adjust to whatever angle you would like. It’s amazing for face down relaxing! I chill and watch movies on my tablet when I face down and the padded piece that covers the head hole when you are face up provides an excellent shade for when you are face down! It’s super east to set up and put away!” —J. Thompson

Get it from Amazon for $43.25 (available in four colors).



27.

A Screenmend repair kit that’ll give you an easy and temporary solution when your TikTok attempt goes too far and you end up with a DIY designer-heel-sized hole through your screen door.


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Promising Review: “This product is very easy to use. If you can cut paper with scissors you can apply this product. The adhesive on the repair screen is just right and not overly sticky. I used a heat gun on low setting from a distance to apply. You can use a hair blow dryer too. I repaired several places in a screen room where my cat got very excited about bugs and lizards. I recommend this great product.” —Not Sure

Get it from Amazon for $6.88.

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A vanity light kit so you can get a glamorous glow and some gorgeous home decor with simple, stick-on lights!


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This includes lights, suction cups, and adhesive rounds, so you can decide to keep them on temporarily or permanently. They plug into any outlet and have a switch and a dimmer for all your lighting needs!

Promising review: “These were just what I was looking for for my makeup vanity. I originally planned on using the suction cups to stick them to the mirror but they also came with little sticky patches so I stuck them to the frame which looks much nicer. There’s a slot behind each bulb to wrap the wires and adjust them to the length you need. I taped the wires underneath my mirror so they are barely noticeable.” —Laura J N

Get a strand of 10 bulbs from Amazon for $18.99.



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A pair of safety hammers you’ll hopefully never have to use, but they’ll be a real peace of mind to have on hand. These are designed with a safety steel blade that’ll cut through your seatbelt (with a covered, curved edge so it won’t cut you) and a hard hammer end that’ll bust through auto glass windows with ease.


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Promising review: “I hope I never have to use this, but I feel more prepared by having it in my car. I love that it’s a set of two so my husband can keep one in his car and I can keep one in mine at all times. I like that it is small enough to keep in the center console so it is within reach of me and a passenger, if I had someone else in the car with me when an emergency occurred. The metal on the hammer feels super heavy duty and the seat belt cutter is extremely sharp. They come with black plastic protective cases (the hammers are easy to push in and pull out of). The cell phone vent clip is a bonus!” —Travis Kaiser

Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.99.

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A roll of bamboo paper towels so absorbent (and soft!) you can clean off your counters, attach them to mop heads, or even use them on your skin! They’re machine washable and can be used up to 120 times. Mother Earth is already beaming with appreciation.


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One roll of these is gonna clean up messes that’d otherwise take 60 ROLLS of paper towels to tackle.

Promising review: “I’ve had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They’re much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I’ve washed the first ones I’ve torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I’ve only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of Brawny by now. One caveat…when you wash them, you’re supposed to air dry them, so I haven’t sent any through the dryer. And I haven’t needed to, because allowing them to air dry has not affected the quality of the towels when I ‘re-roll’ them!” —A. Clark

Get a roll from Amazon for $9.99.



31.

A pain relief device that’s said to naturally reduce pain caused by needles with it’s cooling and vibrating effect, distracting your kiddo (or hello, YOU) from even noticing the shock of a shot.


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Promising Review: “The first time my daughter got her vaccines, she cried so much that I started crying. When she got home, she was really fussy and cried for hours. I was devastated — but suddenly I remembered that I had seen this product on Shark Tank! I bought it and hoped for the best. Well, today my baby had her second round of vaccines and she cried a little but for maybe two minutes!!! She even left the clinic smiling and laughing. Just place it for 15 seconds at the site of injection, then move it upwards and leave it on while they are putting the shot. That’s it! The nurses were so impressed with it that they were going to see if they could buy some for the hospital. It is important to note that while they will not feel the pain of the needle, they may feel the pain of the liquid going into the muscle. I will give this as a gift for all future baby showers.” —Zhure

Get it from Amazon for $47.95 (available in two styles).

32.

A “smoking gun” food smoker for infusing any food (or alcoholic beverage, for that matter) with a smokey flavor — no fire-starting skills required.


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Promising Review: “I use this with meat I’ve cooked with my sous vide cooker. It’s not like cooking on the grill but it gives a subtle smoked flavor and if it’s cold outside you don’t have to go out and fire up the grill. I use charcoal and it would simply waste the charcoal just to smoke the meat.” —Bill Berry

Get it from Amazon for $79.95.



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An anti-blister balm sure to help your sweaty feet beat the heat when the summer sun has you slipping and sliding inside your favorite shoes.


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Promising review: “I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS. I was like “Pssh what a waste of money for such a little thing.” Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub off the skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!!!!” —Jamie

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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A portable microfiber rain hood you can pack flat in your bag and throw on under your jacket when a rain storm comes your way. If you’re the kind of person who always forgets to pack an umbrella, this is the kind of product you need.


The Grommet

Promising review: “I am headed to Europe this summer with just a backpack. This is a great way to pack light but still be ready for unexpected showers.” —Krista

Get it from The Grommet for $24.95.



35.

A four-pack of reusable wine protecting sleeves that’ll keep the bottles of booze you buy on your vineyard or brewery tour from breaking — there’s no better way to pack up your bubbly than with some reusable bubble wrap.


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Promising review: “These are the best! I am going to use these as gifts for all my friends who drink wine. We traveled to California and Mexico with our checked luggage and these wine bags kept our wine safe, not one bottle was broken. This is the second time I’ve used them and I am so impressed. They are reusable, a good thing for the environment. The velcro seal holds the bottle in place perfectly. On our return trip from Mexico I used them to hold vanilla and they again exceeded my expectations. You will not regret this purchase.” —Katrina1949

Get them from Amazon for $19.95.

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And finally, a genius bug bite neutralizing pen that’s said to kill itch-inducing bacteria and prevent inflamed bites — it’s gonna be your go-to tool if you love being outside but can’t help but be ~bugged~ by how much mosquitos seem to love you.


The Grommet

Directions state that it works if you use it within four hours of getting a bite, so be sure to keep it handy when you know you’re going out!

Promising review: “For some reason, mosquitos REALLY like my husband and the bites always turn into huge welts. He is super impressed with this thing — he got bit right on the forehead, tried this immediately after, and it completely prevented itching and the bite barely swelled into a welt.” —Mandi

Get it from The Grommet for $29.99.

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