37 Things I Bought on Amazon That Actually Made My Life Better | 22 Words

I buy a lot of stuff online. It's a bit of a problem, actually. I'll be working on something on my computer during the day, minding my own business, thinking I'm being super productive, and suddenly find myself on Amazon with eight or nine new items in my cart. And because of this online shopping addiction, I believe I've become a bit of a pro when it comes to the best products out there.

The following 37 items have totally upgraded my life, and if I were you, I'd buy every last one of them. I did, and I'm way happier now!

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This Skin Tag Remover Works Like a Charm

If you have skin tags, you've probably tried all kinds of methods to remove them. The TagBand works by stopping blood supply to the skin tag. I...ahem..can report seeing results in just a few days.

This Blackhead Scrubber That's Like An Instagram Filter IRL

Blackheads are stubborn little devils, aren't they? It seems like, no matter how hard you scrub, they simply won't budge, and it seems like everyone is staring at them whenever you leave the house. If you struggle with blackheads, it's time to call in this adorable little ghost, who uses things like charcoal and black mud to send them packing.

These Popular Leggings That I Wear Every. Single. Day

I'm going to be completely honest with you right now: I own three pairs of these leggings. And I've thought about buying more. I want one for every day of the week. I have an 8-month-old baby, so comfort is my top priority. Not only are these incredibly comfortable, but they also make me look surprisingly polished even when I've only gotten four hours of sleep.

This Toning Sleep Mask That's Cheap AND Effective

I love lazy skincare. If I can wake up in the morning with better-looking skin, I'm all for it. So when my sister-in-law told me about this toning sleep mask, I knew I had to try it out. It uses vitamin C to fade dark spots and unevenness, and my skin is noticeably brighter every time I wake up. Just slather it on and hit the sack!

This Silk Pillowcase That Makes My Hair Sleek AF

I have a LOT of thick, wavy hair, and most days I wake up looking like a hairy Medussa. It's always a total pain to brush out, and I usually end up just throwing it up into a messy bun. But with this silk pillowcase, not only is my hair ridiculously soft and manageable in the morning, but my skin has started clearing up, too.

A Lightweight Vacuum for Lightweight Use

With the exception of clearing up broken glass, there’s not much a broom can do that a vacuum can’t do better. I love using this stick vacuum on hard floors and my low pile area rug. It can also easily get into little nooks and on stairs with the two handheld modes. Contrary to popular belief, filters for this model are available straight from Bissell and I’ve never had an issue stocking up on them.

This Hair Brush Cleaner That I Didn't Realize I REALLY Needed

When was the last time you cleaned your hairbrush? If you're like me, the answer is probably "never". "Clean my hairbrush?" you might be thinking to yourself. "Why would I need to do that?" If I told you about all of the horrifying things that are currently trapped between your bristles, you'd probably be scarred for life. So get this thing and take care of business.

These Marker Pens That Came in a Convenient Storage Case

These are the perfect pens for bullet journaling. I've literally used them every single day for the past two years and they haven't dried up at all (even though I've definitely left the caps off overnight on a few occasions).

This Washable Scrubber Will Replace Your Sponge

Ditch the dirty sponge and grab one of these scrubbers. Unlike other eco-friendly options, they hold suds well, so you rest assured that you’re dishes are getting clean. The best part? They’re machine washable and dishwasher safe, so you can keep using one for up to a year!

This Hanging Shelf That Looks Way More Expensive Than It Is

Oh, look! A hanging shelf for me to display all of my succulents! Seriously, though, I couldn't believe my luck when this shelf arrived in the mail. It looked much more expensive than it actually was, and was so simple to put together and hang that I was able to accomplish it in about 10 minutes. I want one for every room.

This Drawer Organizer for Cutlery That's Perfect For Small Kitchens

We have a tiny kitchen, and the limited drawer space is always in high demand. Our old utensil holder took up a ton of space, which meant that we were forced to store our larger kitchen tools in the cabinet above the fridge. Easy to access? I think not. This clever cutlery organizer takes up half the space so I no longer have to risk falling off a chair to grab a whisk.

This Shower Organizer That Holds Your Cleaning Essentials

For far too many years, my husband and I simply stacked our bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and various other soaps and lotions along the edge of the bathtub. This resulted in no less than five bottles falling into the bottom of the tub every time we showered. I finally got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and bought one of these shower organizers, and it totally upgraded my showering experience. Oops... it looks like this has sold out on Amazon. However, you might find something you like on the shopping page of mDesign the maker of this fantastic organizer. "Find

This Universally Flattering Lipstick That Works On Literally Everyone

I'm a pale, pale redhead, so finding the right shade of lipstick is always a struggle. They either make me look even paler or, for some odd reason, totally orange, which, because of my hair, makes me look like a giant pumpkin. But this lipstick is different. It's a delightfully neutral pink that I'm certain would look amazing on absolutely everyone. I keep it in my purse at all times!

This Cotton Swab Holder That's Majorly Cute

If I could, I would cover my whole house in succulents. Okay, so there's probably nothing stopping me from doing this, but it might make me look a bit insane. That's why I was so thrilled when I discovered this cotton swab holder that's designed to look like an adorable succulent.  It's like they were thinking of me when they designed this thing.

This Portable Door Lock That Gives You Peace Of Mind While Traveling

I love being able to work from anywhere. It allows me to travel to fun and exciting destinations at the drop of a hat without having to worry about taking time off. However, no matter how often I travel, I still get nervous about something happening while I'm so far away from home. This portable door lock gives me peace of mind on my adventures.

This Garbage Disposal Cleaner That You Probably Didn't Know You Needed

When was the last time you cleaned your garbage disposal? If your answer is "never", you're not alone. I didn't know this was a part of my home that I had to clean. But after noticing a funky smell in my kitchen that never seemed to go away, I decided to do some research. Apparently, you not only can clean your garbage disposal, but you probably should be doing it on a somewhat consistent basis. This disposal cleaner is easy to use and does a thorough job.

This Magnetic Cable Organizer That Keeps My Sidetable Organized

I was getting sick of having to pick all my various charger cables up off the floor, so I went searching for a solution and found this. I like the wood-grain appearance and the fact that each cable clip fits three different sizes of cables.

A Simple, Refreshing Toner

I’ll be honest, I only really started taking care my face about a year ago, but I’ve grown to love this toner. So many toners rock a million bells and whistles (and price tags to match) when all you really need is witch hazel. This witch hazel toner features rosewater for a pleasant scent and aloe vera — which has definitely helped calm my face down when I over-exfoliate. I never enjoyed using tons of cotton swabs, so I particularly love that they finally started putting this toner in a spray bottle.

These Big Wool Spheres Will Replace Dryer Sheets

I'm officially a member of the Big Wool Ball club. Seriously, throw out those dryer sheets and fabric softener. These solid wool balls are a wildly popular solution to soft and static-free clothes. They're cheap, and they last forever!

This Vitamin C Serum That Smells Divine

I'll be honest: The main draw of this product was the fun squeezy-top bottle that it comes with. But it also smells so great and definitely leaves my skin feeling very hydrated and nourished.

This Rotating Makeup Organizer That Makes Me Look SO Grown-Up

Our house only has one full bathroom, and the two drawers are so jam-packed with my various tubes of lotion and various other skincare products that they barely open. This makeup organizer not only provides the perfect spot for everything, but it also adds an extra dose of glam to my countertop. I actually want to show off my toiletries now instead of just shove them in a drawer!

This Rainfall Shower Head That Basically Turned My Bathroom into a Spa

This was one of the first things I purchased after moving into a new apartment. I installed it myself in about five minutes and ever since, my showers are like mini getaways I get to take every day, and who doesn't want a mini-vacay every day?

This Plug-in Air Sanitizer

This little sanitizer plugs directly into your outlet and sanitizes and deodorizes the air around it. I have one in both the living room and the bathroom and I think it really makes a difference in making the air feel much fresher.

This Hairbrush Rake That Cleans Your Disgusting Brush

If you're anything like me, you never once considered the fact that you need to clean your hairbrush. Clean it?! It's a hairbrush! Why would I need to clean it?? Well, you do. It's really, really gross. But luckily, you can, thanks to this hairbrush rake. I use it once per week and it makes me feel a whole lot better about touching my head with my brush.

This Laundry Guard That Keeps Your Socks From Disappearing

I've had a problem with missing socks for as long as I've been doing laundry. For some reason, when I'm folding my clean clothes and matching socks together, there are suddenly all singles and no couples. Then it dawned on me: They've probably all been falling behind the washer and dryer this whole time. And it's gross back there, so I'd rather just avoid that area altogether. This laundry guard lets me do that and I'm forever appreciative.

This Digital Microscope That Gives a SUPER Close-Up View

Just plug this thing into your computer's USB port and grab a bunch of stuff from around the house to look at (I recommend socks, pennies, and sand!). It magnifies objects up 500 times so you really get an awesome view.

These Pearl and Gold Eye Patches That Wake Up Your Face

My 4-month-old still wakes up several times throughout the night, and the bags under my eyes have gotten so bad that I look like the walking dead most days. Knowing about my sleep-deprived status, my high school friend Ashley bought some of these so I could enjoy some Mommy pampering time. I can't tell you what a crazy difference these things make. I actually look human again!

This Magnifying Mirror That Shows You What Your Face Actually Looks Like

Okay, so I get how the thought of looking at yourself with 15X magnification sounds rather terrifying. And it is, at first. It turns out my skin looks much, much different than I thought it did and I've been using the wrong shade of foundation for my entire adult life. This mirror is like your rude friend who tells you the harsh truth when you really need to hear it.

This Teaspoon and Tablespoon Set That Has A Brilliant Design

I've had the same set of measuring spoons since college, and they're so old at this point that most of the measurements have worn off, meaning that I basically have to guess which one is the 1/3 tablespoon and which one is the 1/2 teaspoon. This might be why my baked goods always seem to turn out terribly. This teaspoon and tablespoon set has a brilliant design that slides to reveal the various amounts, meaning they ensure precise measurement and take up less space in your drawers.

This Shower Curtain Lock That Keeps Your Walls Dry

Here's something I didn't know until I owned a house: When drywall gets wet a lot, it starts to rot. And when it rots, it needs to be replaced by someone who actually knows what they're doing. This means calling in a contractor, which also means huge hourly rates. Instead of continuing to spray water all over my walls whenever we shower, I bought this shower curtain lock that keeps it in place. No more soaking wet walls!

This Egg Timer That Makes Perfect Hardboiled Eggs Every Time

Am I the only one who finds it extremely difficult to hard-boil an egg? They always turn out overdone and dry or underdone and gooey. And as someone who loves hard-boiled eggs, this causes me a lot of frustration when I'm trying to cook myself a healthy, protein-packed lunch. This egg timer couldn't be easier. Simply throw it in the water with your eggs and it'll tell you when you're done.

This Pocket Microscope That Gives You A Totally Different View On The World

If you ever want to gain a whole new perspective on the world around you, invest in one of these pocket microscopes. I bought one for my nephews last year for Christmas, and after we spent a few hours playing with it I couldn't stop myself from picking one up for myself. A word of warning, though: If you're a hot dog lover like my husband, try to avoid looking at one magnified to 120x. It's not pretty.

This Bra Liner That You Need. Trust Me.

Do you sweat a lot? Don't be embarrassed. I sweat a ton. It's always been a secret shame of mine since all my girlfriends seem to be dainty, sweat-free creatures while I'm constantly trying to cover up my pit stains and under-boob wetness marts. This under-bra liner solves that embarrassing problem and gives me way more confidence when I'm doing anything active.

This Hot Dog Slicer That You Need In Your Life

I'm fairly sure that my husband could eat hot dogs for every single meal for the rest of his life and be perfectly content. And while I don't share his enthusiasm, I thought I'd support his passion by gifting him one of these nifty hot dog slicers. This thing cuts hot dogs in a special way so that they cook more evenly on the grill and are left with a delicious smokey flavor.

This Minimalist Toothbrush Holder That's Cute And Clever

Remember what I said about barely being able to fit a toothbrush into my tiny bathroom? That wasn't a joke. I literally have nowhere to put it. I have a pedestal sink and zero cabinet space. This toothbrush holder is not only incredibly small, but it's also incredibly chic at the same time. It almost makes me forget how much I hate my bathroom!

This Acupressure Tool That Stops A Headache Before It Starts

I've suffered from horrible headaches since I was a teenager, and there are days when they're so bad that I'm forced to stay in bed for hours. This acupressure cuff fits snugly onto the webbing between your thumb and index finger and stops a headache before it even starts. I love that it's all-natural and doesn't require me to take any unnecessary medication.

These Glass Bottles That Are Good For Both You And The Planet

I've been trying to make a conscious effort to create less waste and use less plastic in my daily life. These glass bottles have definitely helped me do that. I keep one on my desk as my water bottle, use another for my homemade salad dressing, and am constantly finding new uses for the rest of them. Plus, they add a touch of class to my kitchen that I really appreciate.

This Milk Frother Is a Genius Parenting Hack

Perhaps the best secret in my arsenal of parenting hacks, this milk frother made calcium cool again. My eldest decided milk was gross one day, and images of future osteoporosis flashed before me. Then I remembered she loved the foamy milk on top of cappucino and found this little gadget. It creates mountains of foam and the kids love using it to make "fancy milk", which they request on the daily. #winning

This Phone Sanitizer Kills Germs Fast

You touch so many things every day, so by the end of the day, your hands are disgusting and covered in bacteria. Nothing is touched more than your phone, so having a phone sanitizer will really make sure you’re keeping as much bacteria off your hands as possible. It kills 99.9% of germs in just six minutes and it doubles as a colorful nightlight if you keep it next to your bed! It looks like the item we reviewed has sold out and we have replaced it with something similar until it returns to stock.

This Back-Stretching Cushion That's Seriously Addicting

Okay, hear me out on this one. I know this thing looks scary. In fact, you'd probably imagine it would feel awful to place any part of your body on something so spiky. But trust me, it isn't. Just the opposite, actually. My back is still screwed up from pregnancy, but after laying on this for just 10 minutes, it feels completely healed.

These Glasses Cleaners That Keep Lenses Smudge-Free

I recently realized that my vision is slipping and finally went to the eye doctor to get some reading glasses. Since I've never been a glasses-wearer, I don't have great habits when it comes to keeping my glasses clean, and therefore they're covered in smudges all the time. These handy cleaners wipe smudges from both sides of my lenses in one quick swoop.

Gochujang Korean Hot Pepper Paste is the Perfect Mix of Hot, Sweet, and Tangy

My favorite hot sauce isn't hot sauce at all. I was introduced to Gochujang Korean Hot Pepper Paste by a Korean friend years ago and it has since become a staple in my fridge. It makes everything better.

This Angry Orange Cleaning Spray

This Angry Orange spray cleans up tons of messes easily - it even gets the cat pee smell out of rugs!

These No-Tie Shoelaces Streamlined My Kids' Morning Routine

I'm so in love with these elastic no-tie shoelaces for making our mornings run much smoother. My kids don't have to fuss with tying shoes and boots when we're trying to rush out the door before they miss the bus, and shoes don't come untied during the day. They also fit adult sizes -  you just trim to fit, pop on the plastic closure and go on your merry way! They turn any shoe into a slip-on, the best for moms with no extra hands or lazy people (I qualify for both).

You Need This Can Cooler for Your Next Party

Imagine it: You want to bring some drinks with you somewhere — either to a party, a picnic, camping, or to the beach — but you don't feel like lugging an entire cooler around and messing with ice and all that jazz. You don't need to! This can cooler holds four canned beverages and insulated, meaning they'll stay nice and chilled until you get to your destination. The handy strap lets you carry them hands-free!

This Portable Wine Aerator That Upgrades A Cheap Bottle

Who doesn't like to relax after a long day of work with a nice glass of wine? I sure do! But what I don't like is dropping a ton of cash on a pricey bottle. And yes, I fully realize how much worse cheap wine tastes, but I just can't bring myself to splurge. That's what makes this portable wine aerator such a game-changer.

This Magnetic Cup Holds Pencils on the Fridge or Filing Cabinet

I'm the kind of person who makes an actual, paper, hand-written grocery list. I know, I know. I'm old-school. But my favorite way to do it is while looking through my fridge and figuring out what I actually need and what I already have. This magnetic pencil cup keeps a pencil right on the fridge for easy access, and it looks cute doing it.

This Batter Dispenser That's Ridiculously Handy

There are certain Sundays where I wake up with the strong urge to bake a few dozen cupcakes, muffins, or an assortment of other delectable goodies but decide against it because I can't face the cleanup that comes afterward. Thank goodness for this batter dispenser, which allows you to pour out the exact amount of batter needed into each tin without the mess than comes with scooping it in with a spoon.