37 Economical Amazon Items Our Readers' Tell Us Work Really Well | 22 Words
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After years' of writing about products and trying pretty much every gadget under the sun. We do feel like we have pretty much tried them all. Especially on Amazon.com. We wanted to make a list of the items that our readers' have told us about or recommended at the stand out item - and more importantly why. We took the star performers in each category so we have a mix across beauty to home decor to the gadgets every home needs to function. We have taken care to only select the items which not only have outstanding reviews but also include the holy grail products that you need to know about. Like, we are talking life changing products that you simply cannot live without. Sound too good to be true. Well it's not. Here is our best of the best compilation which we think will have something for everyone to like in it. Enjoy!

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and Brainjolt may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!

These Bamboo Charcoal Space Deodorizers are the Natural Alternative

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I recently picked up these bamboo charcoal deodorizers and love how they work to remove tough odors and keep things fresh. They're especially helpful since my kids are sensitive to artificial smells like in the disposable air fresheners, and we're using less plastic this way, too. Use them in pretty much every room in your home safely.

This Nail Polish Holder will Guarantee You a No-Spills Mani

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I cannot tell you now many times I've accidentally spilt the polish when I paint my nails at home. That was until I discovered this little gadget which I will never regret buying. You simply slide it on your fingers like a ring then insert your nail polish into the holder and then screw open your polish. Even better it helps you avoid unnecessary drips. This item has most certainly entered cult status with over 16,000 reviews!

This BPA-Free Silicone 'Frywall' Stops Grease and Splatter When You Are Frying

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I first saw this kitchen gadget on an episode of Shark Tank. I saw the genius in it instantly. You just know that every time you sauté chicken or fry bacon you will be scrubbing grease from the stovetop later. It's called a 'Frywall' and it is made of BPA free silicone, withstands up to 450 degrees, and fits 10" frying pans perfectly. It works particularly well with a skillet. No need to thank me.

This Peel and Stick Wallpaper is So Easy to Apply and Looks Like the Real Thing

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Before you spend megabucks installing wallpaper you might not even like a few years down the line, try this peel and stick wallpaper that couldn't be easier to use. My mom recently did her bathroom and it looks so good. The stuff goes up in a flash, and when you're in the mood for a change it's easy to swap out!

This Pore Minimizing Toner will Shrink Your Enlarged Pores and Improve Redness

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I read this toner was a favorite of actress Eva Mendes from dermatologist to the stars Dr Perricone MD. Dr Perricone's No Rinse Intensive Pore Minimizing Toner is packed with DMAE, salicylic acid and a copper complex. Simply saturate a cotton pad and dab it all over a cleansed skin to see a significant reduction in the size of your pores. Then gently exfoliate to remove debris that's invisible to the naked eye. With repetitive use over a period of time you will see a significant reduction to your pore size.

These Gardening Claws are the Easiest Way to Groom Flowerbeds

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I admit that I was first drawn to these gardening claw gloves because I thought they'd make me look like a petite female Wolverine. In reality though, I was pleasantly surprised to realize they're actually perfect for light digging and weeding in my flower and vegetable beds.

This Balance Ball Gives You a Deep Back Massage and Strengthens Your Core

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I've had this balance ball on my watch list for quite some time and I decided to pull the trigger. It's great for back pain (aka my life 24/7), helps you maintain proper form during ab workouts, and helps tone your lower body. If that wasn't enough, it also comes with two 10-minute workouts and a bonus ab workout, which will help guide you. Fantastic for an easy outside work-from-home lunch break workout.

This 68-Piece BLACK+DECKER tool kit has More Than 11K Positive Reviews

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You can't beat this all-in-one tool kit from BLACK+DECKER. It's got a 20-volt lithium drill with drill bits and screwdriver bits, plus a hammer, wrench, pliers and so much more. One reviewer describes this kit as "small but strong." Another reviewer used this kit to build an entire greenhouse from the ground up!

This Hot Air Brush Saves So Much Time

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If you normally style your hair with a blow dryer and round brush. Please, do yourself a huge favor and order this Hot Air Brush. It's easy to use, speeds up styling time, and results in full, shiny hair. I love mine, and I think you will too. Here's one 5-star review: "Where my lazy people at? 20 minutes. That's how long it takes me to do my hair from wet out of the shower to straight and sleek locks using this thing. Best purchase I've made this year!"

This Lavender Scented Foot Peel Exfoliating Mask Transforms Your Feet

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You only have to look at the before and after pictures to see that if you struggle with unwanted scaled calluses and smelly feet. This exfoliating foot treatment is for you. The BEALUZ Foot Peel Mask Exfoliant removes calluses in just two separate peels. Plus, it features a soothing lavender scent to help refresh and pamper your feet.

Colorful Glass Storage Containers Make Meal Prep Look As Good As It Tastes

via AmazonThis 10-pack of glass food storage containers comes in a variety of colors, making it the perfect solution for the entire family. Let each kid choose their own color, or pick colors based on days of the week. You'll be impressed by how organized your fridge and freezer look with these colorful containers. The glass container can go in the freezer, microwave, and dishwasher, and the airtight snap lid is spill-proof and leak-proof.

This Extra-Large Beach Blanket Folds Into a Hand-Sized Pouch

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I needed a sand-resistant blanket for my kids at the beach or the park and was very pleasantly surprised to find this Extra-Large Beach Blanket. It comes in a tiny pouch and unfolds to a whopping nine by 10 feet! Includes metal stakes to secure the corners to the ground. I keep it in my trunk 24/7 365.

This Telescopic Broom Picks Up Every Spec of Pet Hair and Dust

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I curse my beautiful wooden floor. Unfortunately, with all the traffic we get in the kitchen area between the combination of pet hair and debris from everywhere else. I just need a broom that gets all the gunk and effectively. The telescopic handle on this broom can help you reach all the way and the rubber bristles attract dust and pet hair. It even has a bonus function which is the built-in squeegee edge is also great for cleaning windows.

This Pocket-Size Pill Box is Actually a Lifesaver for Keeping Medication on Track

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I have these cases for my elderly parents who now require a lot of medication for blood pressure and various other aliments. I worry about them not taking the right amount and getting forgetful of if they've taken them. I got them both one of these pill cases which have 10 compartments for pain meds, vitamins and prescription pills, and they're securely locked in a hard case that protects the pills and this enables them (and me) to keep track of what they need to take and when.

This RFDI Blocking Genuine Leather Wallet by Timberland for the Man in Your Life

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Every man needs a sturdy wallet that is going to last for years to come. While there are a ton of wallets on the market, they tend to be a bit pricey. But who says that a high-quality wallet has to cost you an arm and a leg? For less than $25, you can surprise your man with a genuine leather wallet that will last him a lifetime.

This Over-the-Door Organizer is the Perfect Solution to Cupboard Clutter

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You can turn the back of any cabinet door into usable storage space with this over-the-door basket. I probably don't need to tell you that it literally hangs on your door — and since there are zero tools necessary for installation, it's ready to go right out of the box. Plus, it's made from stainless steel that won't bend under heavy loads. Just don't buy it for a cupboard that has shelving! For obvious reasons!

Say Goodbye to Scratched Pans with this Silicone Kitchen Utensil Set

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If you have plastic or metal utensils you will know that your pots and pans often wind up scratched or damaged. I recently swapped out my old and mismatch utensils for this slick silicone set. These tools can handle over 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the silicone coating protect your pots and pans as they don't scratch at high heats. This 14-piece set will cover all your cooking needs without damaging your pots.

Stack (And Warm) More Dishes with This Microwave Shelf

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Who gets to go first in the microwave? Whoever gets there first? Whoever is hungriest? This plate stacker means no more fighting over microwave time or space since it can accommodate two full-sized dinner plates at the same time. Now you can actually eat dinner together instead of one person eating so their food doesn't get cold while the other is still heating up their meal.

Say Goodbye to Razor Bumps and Ingrown Hairs with the Jack Black Bump Fix

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As if shaving isn't already enough of a pain, you also have to worry about uncomfortable, sometimes painful, ingrown hairs. The Jack Black Bump Fix is gentle enough to be used on the face, legs, underarms, and even bikini lines to prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn.

These Waterproof Wireless Earbuds that Really Bring the Bass

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These ultra-affordable, waterproof bass-heavy earbuds replace conventional wires with Bluetooth technology. These earbuds will give you hours of your favorite tunes in crystal clear quality. These bad boys can play for four continuous hours without a single recharge. Which means you'll never have to stop the music.

Serve Ice Cream Without the Hassle with This Old-Style Scoop

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There are lots of ice cream scoops on the market. Scoops that warm before you use them scoops that are ergonomically designed, but none is as clever as this old-timey stainless steel scoop from Thrifty. Scoop perfect cylinders of this creamy treat with a trigger for no-mess dispensing. One reviewer said: "I love the concept, just push, turn, lift and dispense."

This Drone with HD Live Camera Is Pure Fun for Beginners

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What's more fun than flying a drone around, capturing great videos or photos? Try this highly-rated one with a 1080P FHD camera for crystal-clear shots and 1920 x 1080 HD amazingly sharp videos. Reviewers love the long battery life and ease of use for beginners or anyone that loves drones. Highly recommended!

This Oversized Beach Tote Reviewers Say is "The Best I've Ever Owned"

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I used a sad combination of grocery sacks and an old backpack to cart our gear to the beach recently. I've wised up and ordered this Oversized Beach Tote. It's a fantastic value and has enough room and pockets to carry everything. It's also earning top ratings from Amazon customers, with an impressive 4.8 out of 5-star average!

These Clips Stop Your Comforter From Shifting Around in the Cover

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Few things annoy the crap out of me more than when my duvet cover shifts off-center from the comforter, which is exactly why I have these clips. Each one is padded so that your duvet and comforter get torn, and they're virtually undetectable while you're sleeping — even if you toss and turn all night. Why not grab a few sets so that everyone in the house is covered?

Fight the Signs of Aging With This Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid

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Retinol is the only ingredient worth investing in to fight ageing. Anti-aging moisturizers are so incredibly pricey. So I was glad to find this Tree of Life moisturizer with retinol and hyaluronic acid for only $13.95. It works great and has natural ingredients you can feel good about putting on your skin. Buyers rate it 4.5 stars.

Organize Anything with this Good Grips Three Piece POP Container Set

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I love this container set because they are so versatile. I recently used a few sets to get my pantry looking less hodgepodge and more like domestic goddess. The main issue being that it was such a pain to sift through to find what I needed. Available in a variety of sizes and sets, you'll be able to cater your order to your storage needs, be they geared towards foods in your pantry to your garage to maybe a home office. Organize away!

This Portable Shiatsu Massage Pillow for Some at-Work Pampering

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Who doesn't love a massage while they work? I found this shiatsu pillow via @toponlinefinds 's TikTok and haven't looked back. I bought it on Amazon and just slipped it over my office chair to pamper myself while I work from home. The massage rotation changes every 60 seconds, so I never get bored of it.

This 10-Foot Power Strip Expands Ports and has Built-In Surge Protection

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Most areas of my room have a traditional dual outlet, which has far fewer ports than I need to keep house running. The alternative solution I opted for was to grab a couple of these power strips that can keep all my devices powered at once. Not only does my power strip power all my devices, but it also is surge protected, meaning it will keep your devices from being fried should there be a power outage or a storm surge. It's an excellent way to safeguard your electronics and is worth the understandable price point.

This Olaplex Intensive Bonding Hair Treatment will Revive Your Split Ends

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Olaplex was recommended to my by my hairdresser as a way to keep my hair looking great in-between getting my color done. Formulated by hairdressers based off their in salon products basically it works by priming your hair which allows deeper repair with the highest dose of patented ingredients. This product is guaranteed to turn dry, brittle hair into soft, shiny, and more resilient hair. It works best paired with the N°.3 Hair Perfector.

Weeds Are No Match for This Root Slayer Shovel with Serrated V-Shaped Edges

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We have a long driveway which every year inevitably we have to tackle the weeds that pop up along the sides. I saw this Root Slayer Shovel which looked rather menacing in truth with its V-shaped tip and serrated edges. It glides through hard and dry soil with ease so I can cut through into the roots of weeds.

This Makeup Brush Set with Mermaid Tail Design for Under $10

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These "Mermaid Tail" brushes just a bit of fun aren't they? The best part is that this set is not only colorful and cute but it's also under $10! The set even comes with a fishtail kabuki brush that is super unique and satisfying to use. The set is perfect for yourself or a gift for a friend or loved one.

Spruce Up Your Home With These Affordable and Chic Throw Pillows

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Pillows are by far the cheapest way to transform boring furniture or a dull room. These throw pillows have just the right amount of texture, and the grey color matches every color palette. Keep in mind that the pillow inserts are not included so be sure to grab a couple of these before you cart out.

Keep Your Pets Out of Unwanted Areas With This Easy to Use Pet Gate

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We all have those areas in our house that we try to keep our animals out of, whether it be the bedroom, an office, a dining room, etc. Make your life a whole lot easier with this pet gate. It's adjustable so it can fit a variety of door frames, and it has rubber bumpers that protect your walls.

This Chop Stir Tool Evenly Breaks Up Ingredients for Faster Cooking or Mixing

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I gave my husband this chopping tool for the holidays since we cook ground meat at least once a week, and he loves using it. It creates perfectly sized pieces of meat, not too small that it all falls apart. It's versatile, too - you can use it to chop and mix egg salad, break down berries for sauces and jams, and lots of other mixing and chopping tasks.

These Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toothbrushes are 100% Bio-Degradable

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I read somewhere that every toothbrush ever made still lives on in a landfill somewhere. That's a scary thought, especially because everyone uses them and tosses them out every few months. These bamboo toothbrushes are a much more attractive way to be eco-friendly and you save money by being able to buy in bulk!

Get a Handle on Hot Things with These Multi-Purpose Silicone Safe Grabs

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How many times have you played the "how hot is too hot to handle?" game after warming something in the microwave? Yeah, me too. And, I never really have anything handy to retrieve my freshly-heated tea/soup/veggies. Potholders are too bulky, and dish towels are too thin ... what's a gal to do? This safe silicone grabber will let you remove hot dishes with ease. When you're not removing hot stuff from the microwave, it doubles as a jar opener, trivet, and more.

Get This Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard that is Compatible with All Devices

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Sometimes I end up working through my phone or tablet, rather than my laptop, but I still need a keyboard to type on. So, I found this wireless Bluetooth keyboard through @toponlinefinds 's TikTok and it's been a life-saver. It's an Amazon's Choice product because it's compatible with so many different devices and you can connect two devices at once to switch between them easily.