Here at Skimm Life, we’re all about helping you shop smarter. We obsess over things that do their job well and don’t break the bank. Finding a product that solves a common life annoyance? A big ol’ satisfying win.
From fogging glasses to teeth grinding to produce that rots quickly, we’ve got recs for things that solve, solve, solve. And yes, many of these problems are teensy-tiny, but hey, small victories are still sweet. Say hello to the products you won’t ever regret buying.
Just drop in a tablet to power away leftover detergent and mineral buildup. So next time your dishes and glasses will be streak-free. We suggest using it once a month to keep your dishwasher fresh. Ah, spotless. ($5.99/6 pack, Amazon)
Your pets are adorable. But the hair they leave everywhere? Not so much. This handy tool can be used everywhere your pet sheds. Carpets, clothing, and car seats included. Just give the fabric a sweep, and buh-bye, hairy situation. ($12.09, Amazon)
Fill up your bottle and drop one in. Then watch it fizz. It’s made of a mix of ingredients (like baking soda and citric acid) to get rid of germs and odors. You can leave the tablet in for 15–30 minutes before rinsing out. Your bottle will sparkle and each sip will taste fresh. Hydration station. ($8/12 pack, Amazon)
Its different grooves and textures work like a charm. Your foundation-packed brush will actually look new again. It can suction to your sink so you can get a really deep clean. If you’re in need of a good cleanser, we’ve got ya covered. Win-win. ($4.99+, Amazon)
We’ve been dedicated to wearing face masks, but we’re over the way they make our glasses fog up. Sound familiar? This anti-fog spray works on all types of glasses, and doesn’t call for constant application. A few spritzes and you’re good for the day. Sigh of relief sold separately. ($7.99, Amazon)
It works on both fresh and dried stains. And on things other than wine (like coffee, ink, or sauce spills). Just spray, wait a few minutes, and then toss in the laundry. Nothing to wine about anymore. ($10.49, Amazon)
Bug bites be gone. This genius gadget works to remove the irritant left underneath your skin that causes itchiness and redness. You’ll be able to stop a reaction in its tracks, leaving the bite visibly smaller. You can even try it on bee and wasp stings. Hello to the true MVP of the summer. ($9.95, Amazon)
Vaccine cards = summer’s hottest accessory. We all know how easy it is to lose a piece of paper. Or rip it. Especially since many of the cards are slightly too big to fit in your standard wallet. This clear plastic holder comes in a 5-pack, so you can keep the whole fam’s records protected. ($6.99/5 pack, Amazon)
These containers regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. So your fruit and veggies last longer. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t soften. Plus, the built-in filter never needs to be replaced. Pro tip: don’t wash produce before putting it into the containers. Just drop everything in and store ‘em in your fridge. You can wash food before you eat it. ($14.19+, Amazon)
To alleviate the discomfort and sleep issues that come with clenching and grinding, we turned to mouth guards. And boy do they help. They come in a pack of 10, and each can be worn up to three nights in a row before tossing. You won’t need to boil or cut them. Just rinse after opening and pop one in. Happy snoozing. ($14.99/10 pack, Amazon)
Because otherwise they just get tossed into a cabinet. And then you can never match the right lid with the right bottom. End the mess with this organizer. The dividers are adjustable, and each compartment can fit both square and round lids. Phew. ($15.99+, Amazon)
Goodbye, little pill balls. You can run this tiny, battery-powered device over furniture, too. It’ll eat up those annoying tiny fuzzies and loose threads. So you can freshen up what you already have, instead of buying brand-new sheets and sweaters. Money = saved. ($12.89+, Amazon)
Taking them out for a walk: enjoyable. Having dirty paw prints all over the house: way less enjoyable. This gadget is easy to use. Just fill the container with water, stick their paw in, and slowly twist. The soft silicone bristles will gently clean away dirt. Psst: It comes in three sizes, for small, medium, and large dogs. ($14.28+, Chewy)
Yes, you read that right. This tool removes histamines and sulfites. Otherwise known as the things in wine that can cause reactions like congestion, red cheeks, and headaches. And no, it won’t affect the taste of what you’re drinking. Cheers to that. ($19.95+/10 pack, Grommet)
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Emmy Favilla
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