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And now, we’re looking back on the first half of the year and giving you the scoop on what problem-solving products Skimm'rs loved the most. From things that’ll help with decluttering to clever cleaning solutions and more, say hello to the products you won’t ever regret buying.
Ah, face masks. We’ve been dedicated to wearing them. 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)
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. The true MVP of the summer. ($9.95, 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)
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. Win. ($12.89+, Amazon)
Lots of cute prints for every occasion, but no place to put them? This unit has smaller pockets for ribbons, gift bags, cards, and tissue paper too. Just slide it under your bed and presto — out of sight. ($21.95+, Amazon)
This one has a two-way zipper that allows for quick access and will prevent those frustrating ‘oh no, all my cords are tangled’ moments. It comes in 15 different colors and has dedicated spots for an SD card, mouse, and hard drive, so all your precious cargo will be safe and sound. Psst: it’s TSA-approved and water resistant, so it’s a breeze to move through the airport with. Bon voyage. ($16.99, Amazon)
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)
Fitted sheets are great until they pop up over and over again. But this gadget has clips that attach to sheet edges. So even if you move around in your sleep (or have a partner who does), the sheet will stay put. It works on beds of all sizes and is designed to not damage the sheet fabric. ($35.95, Grommet)
Let’s face it: keeping up with your plants’ demanding water schedule can be annoying. So let this planter do all the work for you. The built-in tray at the bottom retains water. And if you fill it from the tiny opening at the bottom, the roots of your plant can directly absorb the water. Aka less wasted on soil at the top. And more left for your plant to drink over time. ($3, Target)
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. ($39.99/2 pack, Amazon)
See ya later, toilet paper. This bidet can be set up in under 10 minutes and doesn’t require any electricity or a plumber’s help. You’ll be able to avoid using excess toilet paper, reducing the amount of trees cut down during the production process. If you’re on the fence, this one has over 7,500 five-star reviews. And it’s adjustable. So the strength of the spray is up to you. Feeling clean. ($99, Tushy)
Whiteheads, we’re looking at you. These hydrocolloid patches cover breakouts and reduce inflammation. They work to extract pus, healing the skin along the way. You can apply one before heading to bed and then remove it in the morning. We’re talking minimal effort. ($6.50/2 pack, Amazon)
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