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65 Things Under $25 On Amazon That Are Legitimately Brilliant

Genius, affordable, and available on Amazon.

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What makes you think, “Wow... that’s brilliant,” while scrolling through Amazon? Is it a helpful product that adds some joy to your day, or is it something unique for under $25? Luckily, the items on this list give you the best of both worlds, because they’re equally brilliant and affordable.

From handheld blenders to foldable sink toppers that’ll give you more space while doing makeup, these popular things will make you want to click on “Add to Cart” immediately.

01

A Self-Adhesive Paper Towel Holder That Comes In 7 Colors

Give your kitchen a quick upgrade and free up some counter space with this minimalist paper towel holder. It has a self-adhesive backing for simple installation (or you can drill it into a wall or cabinet) and it’s made from durable, waterproof stainless steel. Choose from colors such as silver, matte black, and gold to complement your kitchen decor.

02

The Rechargeable, Clip-On LED Ring Light For Your Phone Or Laptop

Whether it’s clipped onto your laptop, phone, or vanity mirror, this ring light will help brighten the view while taking selfies or video calls. In fact, the LED bulbs are brightness adjustable — and there are three main colors to choose from: warm, daylight, and white. Not to mention, it’s rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about replacing any batteries.

03

This Fan-Favorite Exfoliating Towel From Japan

The key to smooth, baby-soft skin? This fan-favorite exfoliating towel from Japan. Long enough to stretch across your entire body, the GOSHI towel allows you to easily exfoliate all over — even tricky, hard to reach areas like your back. Though it’s coarse enough to remove patches of built-up skin and help unclog congested pores, it’s also gentle enough that it won’t cause irritation. And it dries incredibly quickly, so you don’t have to worry about it sitting around wet and harboring mildew. Thus far, over 10,000 Amazon shoppers have awarded it a perfect five-star rating.

04

This Set Of Under-Cabinet Strip Lights You Just Stick On

Forget wiring or even needing a plug — this set of three LED light strips installs by simply peeling the backing off and sticking them where you need. And, they run on AA batteries so they can truly go anywhere. Ideal for under cabinets and stairs, in closets or bathrooms, or even as spotlighting under shelves, these provide gentle, chic illumination with ease.

05

These Rug Grippers That’ll Easily Transform The Look Of Your Living Room

Not only can an unkempt rug look messy, but it can also become a tripping hazard, which is why these rug grippers are a household essential. Available in packs of four, eight, and 12, these grippers fit on the underside of rugs where guests won’t be able to see them. They help weigh down your rug to avoid curled ends and will make your entire room look more put-together. The adhesive is weatherproof, making it a good choice for both indoor and outdoor rugs, and installation takes mere seconds.

06

These Sticky Stakes That Trap Insects Hiding In Your Houseplants

If you’ve got pesky gnats or fruit flies annoying your potted plant friends, make quick work of them with these clever houseplant stakes. You can use them on both indoor and outdoor plants, and the brand says the nontoxic, pesticide-free formula attracts these pests “like a magnet” then traps them on the sticky tape. Just toss when full.

07

A Popular Microfiber Duster Kit Designed To Clean Window Blinds

Dusting the blinds is not the most exciting task, which is why more than 15,000 Amazon reviewers are fans of this microfiber duster that speeds up the chore. It features two blades that quickly clean the top and bottom of a blind at once, and it can be used with or without a cleaning spray. Three other brushes are included so you can get into every crevice of your home.

08

These Best-Selling Pillowcases That Are Gentle On Skin & Hair

Not only do satin pillowcases look (and feel) luxurious, but they also have all sorts of purported benefits. Mainly, satin and silk pillowcases are said to be better for your skin and hair, because they’re much softer, gentler, and less prone to friction. That means less tangles and knots when you wake up, and no more morning pillow creases on your face. And in the world of satin pillowcases, this pair from Bedsure is among the most popular — over 200,000 Amazon shoppers have awarded them a perfect five-star rating, and they also boast over 15,000 glowing reviews.

  • Available colors: 37
  • Available sizes: standard, queen, king

09

A Waterproof, Stick-On Blindspot Mirror To Widen Your View Of The Road

Not only does this durable, stick-on blindspot mirror have an IP65 waterproof rating, but its arched surface can be tilted and adjusted to help give you a better view of your surroundings while driving. The high-quality glass is designed to remain clear, and it includes 3M adhesive so that attaching it to your car is a total breeze. Two arrive in each pack, which has over 14,000 five-star Amazon ratings.

10

This Sink Cover That Can Even Hold Hot Hair Tools

If you’re short on bathroom counter space but have a lot going on for your morning routine, this sink cover is the space-adding solution you need. It’s nearly 20 inches wide and 15 inches long to cover the awkward gap on yoru counter that the sink takes up, giving you space for makeup brushes and hot hair tools. Yes, this even works on hot tools, because the sturdy plastic design can withstand temperatures up to 480 degrees and the surface can hold up to 7 pounds.

11

This Rainbow Privacy Film That Clings To Your Window

Whether you’ve got neighbors too close or want to create a stained glass-like effect in your home, this window privacy film has your number. It installs with static cling so you don’t have to worry about adhesive gumming up your windows, plus it reduces glare and blocks up to 96% of UV rays, according to the brand. Choose from a variety of sizes to fit your needs.

12

A “Smart” Notebook That’s Infinitely Reusable

This digital notebook allows you to feel like you’re writing by hand, but it offers high-tech conveniences — like the ability to save your work to the cloud, share with others, and reuse infinitely (which also makes it much more eco-friendly than a traditional notebook). To erase your work, simply wipe it down with a damp microfiber towel. It’s sold in two “styles” — executive or letter — and comes in lots of colors, from brights to neutrals.

  • Available colors: 16

13

These Wireless LED Pucks That Can Be Set On A Timer

Both double-sided tape and screws are included with these wireless LED pucks so that you can install them however you want. Each of the three included in this pack can be put on a timer for 15, 30, 60, or 120 minutes. Their brightness level can also be controlled with the wireless remote.

14

This Phone Mount That’ll Make Your Screen More Visible On Planes

This phone mount is attached to a durable clamp that’s designed to be secured onto the tray table in front of you, making it simple to watch movies while flying. It can be rotated 360 degrees, giving you the option to watch the screen at whichever angle you prefer — and it can fit most phone sizes. You can even prop the mount onto a table for easy movie-watching once you get to your destination.

15

This Dryer Sheet Holder With A 4.8-Star Overall Rating

Made of premium acrylic, this dryer sheet holder is durable and easy to wipe clean. While it can be used to store various items, it will do a great job of keeping dryer sheets fresh. Plus, its rubber feet keep it sturdy on any surface.

16

A Set Of Sticky Tabs To Keep Your Notebooks & Schedules Organized

Whether someone in your family is headed back to school or you simply love writing things down in notebooks the old fashioned way, these sticky tabs will help keep things oh-so organized. Sold in a pack of two, with 64 tabs in a pack, it’s an incredible value — you’re getting 128 sticky tabs for less than $10, which is enough for several members of the family. They’re easy to remove if needed, too, and come in lots of fun colors so you can easily color-coordinate your pages.

17

These Travel-Friendly Perfume Containers So You Don’t Have To Choose Between Scents

Most of us only travel with one bottle of perfume because they tend to be so bulky. But with this four-pack of refillable perfume containers, you can bring four of your favorite scents with you wherever you go. Also perfect for keeping in your gym bag, daily tote, or office desk, these perfume atomizers are sold in packs of two, three, and four — all for less than $10 — and are housed in leak-proof bottles. They’re easy to fill, too — you can find the exact instructions here.

18

A Mirror That’ll Never Fog Up In The Shower

Not only does this clever shower mirror suction to your bathroom wall, but it also has a holder for your razor. The mirror sits on a ball joint so you can rotate it to whichever angle best suits your needs. And, best of all, this has a fog-less design that will stay clear even in the steamiest showers.

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These flexible ice trays with a spill-proof lid

If you’ve ever struggled to pop ice cubes out of a hard ice tray, you know how frustrating it can be. These silicone ice trays offer the perfect solution, as they’re flexible so you can easily twist them to get your ice cubes loose. Even better, these have clear plastic lids so you can seal the top to prevent leaks, allow stacking, and generally keep your freezer more organized.

20

These Budget-Friendly Ceiling Fan Pull Chains

Ceiling fans can be notoriously finicky and often have more chains hanging down than you know what to do with. And since one chain activates the fan and one activates the light, it can feel like a guessing game knowing which to pick. But these fan pull chains have a mini light bulb and a mini fan on them and are easy to install, so you can quickly turn on the ceiling light or get the fan going int he heat.

21

This Two-Pack Of Adhesive Cord Organizers

Tangled cords are one of life’s tiniest yet most frustrating problems, but these cord holders put a stop to it. One clip can hold three cables and the other can hold five different charging cables, each separated and held in place where you need them. This comes in a pack of two so there’s one for your bedside table and your desk.

22

A Pair Of Silicone Oven Mitts That Come In Lots Of Colors

To be better protected from hot steam, pots, and rods while cooking, slip into a pair of these silicone oven mitts. They can withstand up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and are over 13 inches long so that much more than just your hands are kept safe. And while they are textured on the outside to give you a firm grip, they are lined with comfortable cotton on the inside.

23

A 12-Pack Of Mosquito Repellent Sticks That Are Plant-Based

Skip the sticky sprays and DEET-filled products and use these mosquito repellent sticks to keep your yard pest-free. Made with essential oils like citronella, lemongrass, and rosemary, these plant-based sticks can keep an area free of annoying bugs for up to three hours at a time, which is why over 2,000 Amazon shoppers have added these to their carts in the last month.

24

This 2-Sided Pet Hair Brush With A Comfy, Anti-Slip Grip

This pet brush has fine mesh wires, which allows you to effortlessly remove mats and tangles from your dog or cat’s hair without irritating them. It also features a flexible head, which moves alongside your pets skin to massage them. When it comes to your comfort, this popular brush also features a padded, anti-slip handle.

25

This Handy Nail Polish Bottle Ring Made Of Silicone

Resist the urge to move your hand when painting your own nails and avoid hard-to-clean drips with this genius wearable nail polish bottle holder. The medical-grade silicone ring fits over two of your fingers, which allows you to paint your nails anywhere — even in bed or on the couch — and the flexible top fits bottles of any size.

26

A Suction Cup Drain Cover That Gives You Extra Inches Of Water In The Tub

Go ahead and fill the tub all the way up to the top — this drain cover will prevent any overflow from triggering your tub to drain. The 4-inch wide, 2-inch deep cover will fit over most toggle levers and overflow drains, and the strong suction cup will create a seal, giving you a few precious extra inches of warm water. If you ever want to drain the tub for fresh water, there’s a hole on top that helps you reach the lever.

27

This Adorable Earbud Holder That Prevents Tangled Cord Messes

If you’ve ever reached into your bag to grab your earbuds and found a Rubik’s cube-level puzzle waiting — this earbuds holder is for you. Made of durable silicone that’s washable and waterproof, you just open the snap, wrap your cord around the body, then snap it closed and voila — your buds are neatly waiting for you. It’s also ideal for any cables or cords you tote around.

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These Magnetic Remote Control Holders That Are Super Handy

Always know where the remote for your TV, smart home, lights, or AC is with this handy five-pack of magnetic remote control holders. Just peel and stick the mount onto a smooth surface, stick the magnet onto your remote, then let the two work their magic together. It’s designed to fit most remotes (even curved ones).

29

A Diamond Cleaner That’ll Make Your Rings Sparkle & Shine

If your jewelry has lost its sparkle, this portable diamond cleaner offers an easy way to restore its brilliance. Just twist the pen and brush the gel cleanser onto the stone — it’ll remove and repel dirt and oil, so your gemstones stay shiny for longer. “This ring cleaner is the absolute best,” wrote one fan. “It literally makes my ring SPARKLE. It’s so easy to use and one pen lasts a long time!”

30

These Bamboo Dividers That Organize Messy Drawers

Messy drawers can be quickly sorted thanks to this set of bamboo dividers. The length extends between 17.5 and 22 inches to fit most standard drawers, and you can place them vertically or horizontally to create storage compartments for utensils, socks, office supplies, and whatever else needs organizing. Nonslip pads keep the dividers in place, and the water-resistant bamboo is easy to wipe clean as needed.

31

A Reusable Duster That Extends Up To 100 Inches Long

Cleaning the ceiling fan and other hard-to-reach areas is so much easier with this extendable duster. The handle is adjustable between 30 and 100 inches long, and the fluffy microfiber head is designed to bend over fixtures so you can reach every last spot. The microfiber head is also removable and washable so you can use it again and again.

32

This Waterproof Spa Pillow That Will Make Bath Time So Much More Relaxing

If your baths normally involve struggling with a rolled-up towel behind your neck, only for it to end up soaking wet, this waterproof spa pillow is for you. With a hydrophobic exterior and plush foam interior, it’s designed to stay dry while offering plenty of support for your neck and head. And its seven suction cups mean it will stay in place until you’re ready to dry off.

33

This Versatile Motion-Sensor Night Light That Doubles As A Flashlight

If you have spots in your home that could use an extra bit of illumination, these motion sensor night lights are a brilliant and convenient fix. The USB-rechargeable lights require no tools to install, thanks to the reliable 3M adhesive backing on the light’s base. And there are two light modes: constant or automatic. The light itself can be removed from the base, so you can take it with you and use it as a flashlight.

34

This Powerful Personal Blender That Doubles As A Travel Cup

With over 80,000 positive reviews, this portable blender from Hamilton Beach is an incredibly popular choice for anyone who likes to take smoothies and other creations on the go. The blending jar has a 14-ounce capacity and measurement markers, and it comes with a lid so you can use it as a to-go cup. When you’re done, all the accessories are dishwasher safe.

  • Available colors: 6

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This Fan-Favorite Dish Drying Rack That Rolls Up For Easy Storage

This roll-up drying rack can be a huge space saver in your kitchen — not to mention, a convenient way to let dishes or produce dry — all for under $10. It’s earned more than 25,000 five-star reviews from Amazon shoppers, with many praising its efficient design. Available in six sizes, it’s compatible with most sinks, and when you don’t need it, you can roll it up and stash it out of sight.

  • Available sizes: 6

36

A Tool That Washes & Dries Makeup Brushes In 1 Minute

While making sure your beauty tools are free of buildup is one of the most important tasks, it’s also one of the most tedious. This makeup brush cleaner will save you a ton of time and energy once you pop each brush in to its electric spinner. Eight different rubber collars are included so you can fit in nearly any brush.

37

This Fine Mist Spray Bottle That Can Spray From Any Angle

With an ultra-fine mist, this spray bottle is gentle enough to water your plants, apply hair products, and more. Since it’s also built with pre-compression technology, it can spray from any angle — even upside down. Plus, it’s completely leakproof.

38

A Magnetic Screen Door To Keep Bugs Out But Lets Kids & Pets Move Through Easily

This magnetic screen door just takes minutes to set up but can make a world of difference. The mesh material lets breezes swing in while excluding bugs, and the magnetic center closure makes entering and exiting easy for pets and humans alike.

39

This Tool Organizer You Can Use Inside & Out

Getting tools off the floor not only helps you declutter, but also prevents tripping and makes finding things easier. No wonder this clever wall-mounted tool organizer has racked up more than 40,000 five-star reviews from fans who are writing things like: “Excellent quality and design. Includes two different mounting hardware options. I will be adding more.”

40

A Scrubbing Tool That Removes Lime & Hard Water Stains From Toilets, Grills & More

Skip the chemicals but still a really deep clean with this pumice cleaner with a handle. It works to scrub grime and stains from tiles, toilets, and even grills. Plus, it’s backed by a 4.5-star overall rating after more than 22,000 shoppers have weighed in.

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These Durable Laundry Bags To Protect Your Delicates

Made with a strong honeycomb pattern and a rustproof zipper, this 3-pack of mesh laundry bags will last through wash after wash. They give you an easy way to not only protect your delicates but extend the life of things like socks and gloves, lingerie, and more.

42

This Popular Microwave Cover That’ll Heat Up Your Food Without The Mess

Avoid unnecessary microwave splatters with this clever microwave cover that has vents on top. Perfect for small kitchens, this cover will flawlessly protect what’s on your plate to help cook food evenly and without mess. When it’s not in use, you can collapse it to take up less room in your pantry or cabinet. It’s also dishwasher-safe, making it a breeze to clean. It makes the perfect gift for a new homeowner or brand-new college student and has over 51,000 glowing five-star reviews to back it up.

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These Eco-Friendly Mesh Produce Bags That Are Surprisingly Strong

These mesh produce bags may seem lightweight, but don’t let them fool you — they’re shockingly strong and durable, capable of holding all of your fresh produce. Each bag is washable, food-safe, free of BPA, and capable of eliminating up to 1,000 plastic bags, making them a great choice for the environment. You can bring them to the grocery store and feel secure knowing your cashier will still be able to see what’s inside to scan them. After purchase, you’ll receive 15 bags of varying sizes that’ll last for quite some time.

44

A Pack Of Foot Peel Masks With 67,000+ Reviews

Made with a blend of fruit acids and extracts, the ingredients in this foot peel mask work together to slough away dead skin and leave your heels baby-smooth. Each pair goes on like a pair of socks so you can go about your day while waiting for them to work their magic — and this purchase includes four pairs.

45

This Fruit-Infusing Water Bottle With A Nonslip Grip

If you’re sick of drinking plain water every day but still want to be hydrated, switch things up with this fruit-infusing bottle. It holds 32 ounces and has a flip-top lid that locks to prevent leaks. Plus, it has a silicone pad to give you a sturdy grip.

46

These Textured Cutting Boards That Resist Stains

To execute every recipe, you need a good cutting board. This one comes in a pack of three so you can prep all your ingredients at once without cross contamination. Whether it’s for their non-porous surface or built-in juice grooves, over 26,000 happy customers have left five-star reviews.

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This Shoe Deodorizer That Also Helps Soothe Athlete’s Foot

Get rid of that funky closet odor that comes from sweaty shoes with this shoe deodorizer spray. Just spritz on your feet and in your shoes (or just use on your shoes), and the cooling blend of essential oils and herbs work quickly to banish unpleasant odors. The formulation of herbs like peppermint, tea tree, aloe vera, and coconut also helps soothe athlete’s foot.

48

A Compact Wireless Charger With Surge Protection

Whether you have an Apple or Android, this wireless charger can quickly bring it back to life. You won’t even have to remove your case — it works through most models. Plus, it’s equipped with temperature control, surge protection, and short-circuit prevention. It’s available in several colors in the listing.

49

This Cooling Rack That Can Also Be Used In The Oven

For the home chef or baker, this cooling rack is a thoughtful addition to the kitchen. This single rack, with its dense stainless-steel weave, turns counter space into a cooling area for baked goods or other heated dishes. It can even be used in the oven as a way to elevate your food from fat and grease that collects. Just pop it in the dishwasher to clean.

50

A Gentle Detangling Brush That Can Be Used Wet Or Dry

Made with unique cone-shaped bristles, this detangling brush is able to glide through knots and tangles instead of tearing right through them. You’ll experience less pain and breakage. It can be used on wet or dry hair and even doubles as a scalp massager.

51

This Jar Opener That Mounts Discreetly Underneath Cabinets

The next time you're struggling to open a jar of food, you're going to wish you had this gadget. The Grip Jar Opener can be mounted securely underneath cabinets or a kitchen island completely out of sight. It uses its sharp dual-carb steel tooth to open any jar for you. With more than 12,000 reviews and an overall 4.7-star rating, consider this a must-have tool for your kitchen.

52

A Hydrating Cuticle Oil With 98,000+ 5-Star Reviews

If the rave reviews aren’t enough to convince you to add this cuticle oil to your cart, the nourishing list of ingredients will be. It’s made with honey, fig, aloe vera, and chamomile to soothe and moisturize. It will heal any cracks without leaving behind a greasy residue.

53

A Convenient Garlic Press That Minces Garlic Effortlessly

There are many different tools out there to help you mince garlic. However, with more than 20,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating, this garlic press proves that it’s been tried and tested and it passed. Designed with a comfortable ergonomic handle, minimal effort is required to create a perfect garlic paste that stays securely in a chamber — that means no lingering garlic smell once you’re done.

54

This Heavy Duty Waterproof Grill Cover

Grills and smokers are by no means cheap. Therefore, to get the most out of your investment, it’s wise to pick up a grill cover to protect it from rain, sleet, and snow. This heavy-duty one is laminated and completely waterproof. A hook-and-loop fastener ensures your grill always stays covered and a built-in air vent flap minimizes condensation. Choose from five colors and three sizes.

55

This Pizza Cutter Wheel For Perfectly Sliced Pizza

The traditional pizza cutter has been reinvented into a tool that’s so much easier to use. This pizza cutter wheel creates vertical pressure for a much more stable cut resulting in picture-perfect slices. Its design easily fits in your hand when you’re using it, and when you aren’t, a blade guard keeps your cutter stored securely.

56

A Nontoxic Grill Cleaner That Erases Leftover Burger Grime

Not even the stickiest baked-on barbecue sauce can withstand the Better Grillin Scrubbin Stone. Made from heat-treated glass, this chemical-free grill cleaner makes fast work of steel and iron grates, utensils, or griddles. Simply wipe down the surface, then follow up with a damp cloth. “I bought this on a whim after seeing it on one of those stupid posts on Facebook,” one shopper wrote. “This thing is AMAZING! It took so much grease off in minutes. My husband is so skeptical, and he LOVES it.”

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Some Cute Ice Packs To Level-Up Your Lunchbox Game

Make lunchtime even more fun with these playful (and practical) ice packs. The packs are slim enough to tuck on the top and bottom of that PB & J without taking up precious room, and made from food-grade materials so you can feel good about tossing in that apple without wrapping it up. They also freeze quickly, as a result, and stay that way for a good four hours. With whimsical shapes like unicorns, spaceships, and puppies, there’s something to satisfy every little one’s imagination.

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This Award-Winning Batter Dispenser

Go ahead and add this to your cart: The Whiskware batter mixer can whip up Sunday pancakes in record time with next to no cleanup. Dump in your ingredients, add the rustproof stainless steel mixing ball, and give it a shake to blend a virtually lump-free batter. Then, turn it upside down to dispense. (It also makes creating cute shapes a cinch.) The silicone cap won’t melt if it accidentally meets the griddle and releases pressure so you don’t spray yourself with leftover batter when it’s time to unscrew. Toss everything into the dishwasher when you’re done, and you’ll see why Good Housekeeping gave it their seal of approval.

60

A Table Pillow Stand With Several Viewing Angles

Instead of trying to organize your pillows in a way that will prop up your device, keep it elevated and in clear view with this tablet pillow stand. It’s comfortable enough to have in bed with you while you watch the latest season of a show. You’ll even be able to adjust the angle of your screen using the built-in ridges.

61

These Oven Rack Shields That Cost Less Than $2 Each

Made of flexible silicone, it’s easy to cut these oven rack shields to the exact size you need. Put them in your toaster and air fryer as well so that your hands and arms are safe from burns no matter what you’re making. They only take seconds to pop on.

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The Car Headrest Hooks That Keep Your Bags Upright On Bumpy Rides

Groceries, purses, takeout bags — they’re all liable to tip over and spill onto the floor if you take a tight turn while driving. These car headrest hooks give you a secure place for all those aforementioned items, keeping them secure and upright (and preventing sweet and sour sauce from staining your interior). Each hook can handle up to 18 pounds of weight.

  • Available colors: 2

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These Cut-Resistant Gloves With An Nonslip Coating

Whether you’re working outdoors or completing a DIY project, these cut-resistant gloves are a good thing to have around. They’re made of non-slip rubber and they’re also breathable.

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This Cleaning Gel With Over 40,000 5-Star Reviews

This cleaning gel can get into the nooks and crannies in your car that other dusters miss — but it can also be used in your home as well. Clean cup holders, car vents, keyboards, and more without leaving behind a residue. The gel is sweetly scented and can be reused over and over until it darkens.

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These Leakproof Food Storage Bags That Can Be Reused 350 Times Each

Made of extra thick plastic, these food storage bags are durable enough to hold your leftovers and lunch without leaking. They can even be placed in the freezer. They can be washed and reused over 350 times each, so you’ll be making an eco-friendly purchase as well.

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