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These little gadgets will help you solve major problems and minor inconveniences. (Photo: Amazon)

Some of our favorite things start off as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they swear by a skincare gem, a cleaning must-have or just something to make dinner prep a little less exhausting, we rely on those in the know to give us the scoop on what really works. Now, imagine you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life — if that many people rally behind something, there’s no way it’s a dud.

No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of countless Amazon reviewers. They know how to differentiate something gimmicky from something great, and chances are, when hoards of them swear by something, it’s the real deal. They’re a discerning bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage.

Plus, every Amazon pro knows that the best way to save big is to be a Prime member. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Scroll for our favorite Amazon cult-favorite finds.

Amazon’s No. 1-rated foot balm

Blue foot cream canister

Say hello to gloriously soft feet. (Photo: Amazon)

Cracked heels? This super-thick cream is the remedy — if over 43,000 shoppers are to be trusted. Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet repairs and soothes irritated and dry tootsies — and it works fast. Apply before bed or right after your shower so it really sinks in. Your feet (and the sandals you plan on wearing this summer) will thank you.

“I noticed a huge difference in my feet within two to three days of daily use,” shared one shopper. “Now after every shower I do a quick scrub with a foot file and apply O’Keefe’s Healthy Feet. My feet look so pretty and healthy. The thick areas of dry hard cracked skin are GONE. For the first time in 45 years I have nice-looking feet. They are baby soft!”

$5 $8 at Amazon

The genius way to keep your batteries organized

Battery organizer

Never lose those AAAs again. (Photo: Amazon)

If you’re tired of never knowing which batteries you have around (and whether you even have enough to juice up your remote) you need this organizer. It’s the best way we’ve found to keep batteries from making a mess in your catchall drawer. You can even use it to test old batteries for signs of life.

“This is just what we needed!” shared one happy shopper. “I was able to take a bunch of random bags and boxes of batteries and organize them all into one little box. I felt like I was forever searching for batteries and I never knew if they were new or old. We would also constantly buy batteries when we needed them because we never knew if we had any at home. It’s a little victory but this is one step closer to my house being truly organized.”

$17 $20 at Amazon

A $2 fix to your cat’s unending boredom

cat toy

There’s a reason they call this little toy the Cat Dancer. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether your cat is perpetually bored and getting into trouble, or simply needs more exercise, this $2 solution will keep Oscar dancing, quite literally, for hours. All it is is a steel wire with a spring and rolled cardboard fixed to the end, but it does the trick to keep curious kitties out of your hair.

Over 20,000 owners of feline friends swear by it. “If you say ‘cat dancer toy’ my cats come running,” one happy reviewer says. “This is great news for our 20-pound senior cat. He is actually getting up and moving quite a bit, hence we purchased two more…. It’s just amazing to everyone in our household how something so simple (and inexpensive) can be their favorite. They beg for this, while the expensive toys sit. Why not give it a try?”

$2 $3 at Amazon

The gentlest toothbrush of all

Three manual toothbrushes

The Maserati of manual toothbrushes. (Photo: Amazon)

Have sensitive teeth? You don’t need to endure an electric toothbrush if it’s too much for your easily irritated chompers. These guys are designed with sensitive teeth and gums in mind, though that doesn’t mean they’re not heavy-duty — in fact, they have over 5,460 tightly-packed bristles that gently remove the gunk from between your teeth and gums. The angled brush gets in the hard-to-reach spots too.

“These are wonderful toothbrushes,” shared one of 10,000 five-star reviewers. “My teeth almost feel newly polished after using them. They are so much more effective than even the soft bristle brushes I get from my dentist!”

$17 for a pack of three, Amazon

A sweet-smelling jack-of-all-trades cleaner

Pink jar of cleaning paste

Tough on stains, gentle on everything else. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether your pots and pans are starting to look grimy, your glass stovetop is looking a little gross or you have permanent marker stains on your wall (it’s more common than you’d think), this pink paste can fix it all. It smells delicious, and the tiniest bit goes a long way (so this tub will last you forever). Even better? It doesn’t scratch even your most finicky surfaces.

“Formerly a professional housecleaner, but just recently came across the Pink Stuff,” a shopper shared. “With a Scrub Daddy or Scrub Mommy sponge, this stuff seems unstoppable. I attempted to clean burnt on gunk out of the oven… Grabbed my scrub daddy and this Pink Stuff. NO ELBOW GREASE REQUIRED, gone in two swipes.”

$11 at Amazon

A gentle way to whiten your teeth — 50% off!

Two black tubes of toothpaste.

Say hello to the pearly whites you’ve been dreaming of. (Photo: Amazon)

What if the secret to a megawatt smile was as simple as brushing your teeth? Newsflash, it is! This toothpaste — 50% off right now — is packed with activated charcoal and coconut oil — a natural way to obtain those pearly whites. Cali White is made in the U.S. and is super gentle. No wonder it’s adored by over 22,000 Amazon shoppers!

“My teeth look white! I love all the good ingredients and it makes me feel super clean,” one of the thousands of happy shoppers shared. “I enjoy how it gets black and then the ‘reveal’ of my white teeth when I rinse.”

$10 $20 at Amazon

Nearly 84,000 shoppers are hooked on this scalp massager

A scalp massaging brush

Upgrade your daily shower. (Photo: Amazon)

Sure, it looks a little weird, but this tiny tool can make your next shower feel like the best one you’ve ever had. Use the $8 waterproof brush to gently massage your scalp with the silicone bristles, and all that tightness will simply melt away. It’s lightweight, and safe to use on all hair types and even sensitive scalps.

One shopper claimed it helps with thinning hair. “I purchased this massager because my stylist told me massaging my scalp might help with my thinning hair. I have used this every time I shampoo which is twice a week… I have seen amazing hair regrowth. Before I used this product I could see my scalp on the top of my head. Now I have to separate the hair completely in order to see the scalp.”

$8 $10 at Amazon

Seamlessly blend creams, liquids, powders and more

Orange makeup applicators.

Makeup application has never been easier. (Photo: Amazon)

Blending is easily the hardest part of makeup application, and this $9 sponge set is designed to make short work of those tricky creams. Sold in sets of two, the Real Techniques complexion sponges can be used both wet and dry depending on the kind of look you’re after; the three-point tip makes for easy application anywhere on your face.

“What a great surprise!” shared one of over 14,500 five-star shoppers. “I was hesitant to try this technique however my liquid foundation goes on beautifully and is great fun to play around with while dry or damp!”

$8 $9 at Amazon

A genius way to make the most out of each avocado

Avocado slicer.

Never risk your fingers trying to pit an avocado again. (Photo: Amazon)

Pitting, splitting and slicing avocados doesn’t have to be tricky (or borderline violent — how many times have you accidentally cut your finger when trying to remove a pit?).

This tool does it all for you in a seamless, fluid motion. It’s so easy to clean, too — just pop it on the top rack of your dishwasher.

“Avocado? Yes, please!” shared one happy shopper. “This tool is awesome. Easy to cut open the fruit. Pit remover works well, just push onto the pit and give it a twist, and the pit pops right out. The best part is the slicer. Makes beautiful slices for a great presentation…The tool can then be used to scrape any remaining fruit out of the skin.”

$11 $12 at Amazon

The brush that’ll save you a trip to the groomer

Purple pet brush

The only pet brush you’ll ever need. (Photo: Amazon)

If your pooch or feline is a shedding machine, this $15 Hertzgo brush might help — and it’s 50% off right now. Unlike other similar brushes that only work on short or long coats (but never both) this one is designed to tackle all coat lengths. It gently detangles, plus it helps release any dirt or dander that might’ve accumulated in your pet’s fur.

“I brushed off enough cat hair to have another cat,” shared a shopper. “…I’m starting to think Porkins doesn’t even have any skin, she must be made entirely of fur as it NEVER ENDS. She’s completely passed out now from all the brushing, she loved it. The push button to retract the bristles is fantastic and makes for easy cleanup! Totally worth every penny, and I’m sure Porkins would agree as well if she understood the basic concept of monetary values.”

$15 $30 at Amazon

A $15 multi-purpose skincare gem that over 47,000 shoppers love

Tub of cleanser.

It might not look like much, but it’s magic against zits. (Photo: Amazon)

Whether you’re plagued by the occasional blemish or have some stubborn blackheads that just won’t go away, this single-ingredient clay just might be the solution. The $15 tub comes with a pound of 100% natural calcium bentonite clay which you can use as a spot treatment, mask, foot soak or even a hair mask. All you need to do is mix it with water or apple cider vinegar, then apply the paste and leave on for up to ten minutes.

“This is the best mask!” shared one of over 47,000 five-star reviewers. “Used it back in the day for my acne and now that I’m almost 30 I’m using it for age prevention! I have a lot of dry skin issues including psoriasis, and this works wonders!”

$15 at Amazon

An oddly satisfying cleaning putty that’ll get dirt and dust out of your keyboard

Yellow putty removing dust on a keyboard.

Gross, but fascinating. (Photo: Amazon)

Yellow putty might seem like a strange way to clean tough-to-reach dirt and grime, but once you try it for yourself, you’ll become a believer. ColorCoral Universal Dust Cleaner The product is made with a biodegradable gel that’s sticky enough to pick up dirt in small spaces. All you have to do is roll the gel over the area you want to clean, give it a second to pick up the muck, then peel it off the surface and watch as the hard-to-reach dirt comes free. Gross, but also amazing.

“I purchased this product to clean those little spaces in my car filled with dog hair and random crumbs from my husband, and it works amazing,” one fan says. “It picked up everything and didn’t leave a residue. The lemon scent was faint and didn’t overpower the vehicle while I was cleaning it. This definitely got in all the little nooks and crannies.”

$7 $10 at Amazon

A set of 10 slippers that’ll make mopping your favorite chore

Colorful mop slippers

What if you could get all the gunk off your floor by simply walking? (Photo: Amazon)

If you dread mopping more than any other chore, these fuzzy slippers might be the antidote. They come in a set of 10 for just $15 right now, and they’re designed to be worn over your shoes so that you can effectively dust and mop your floor just by walking across it as you normally would. No more back-breaking pain! Plus, it’s kind of fun, which means you can easily rope the kids in your life to help.

“I have never had wood floors before and I have two huge hairy cats — big hair problem!” lamented one shopper. “The slippers are big, so I wear them over my regular house slippers. Then I skate, slip, and slide over the floors as the cats chase me! We have a lot of fun while cleaning up the cat hair. The slippers do very well picking up the cat hair — amazing.”

$15 $26 at Amazon

A rip-proof shower curtain liner that makes over 134,000 shoppers sing

Semi-transparent shower curtain liner (Photo: Amazon)

This genius bathroom upgrade is on sale! (Photo: Amazon)

At first glance, this shower curtain liner might not look like much. Don’t be fooled, though — Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling Liba liner is the creme de la creme of bathroom necessities. For starters, it’s two and a half times thicker than other liners, and it won’t accumulate soap scum. It doesn’t smell funky — unlike some other liners — and it’s completely waterproof, so it dries instantly.

“This is the Cadillac of shower curtains!” one shopper shared. “No smell, plus, we’ve got really hard water, and it’s only been a couple of weeks of use, and I’m sure it will eventually spot, but so far so good. Nice oversized curtain as well, covers the corners well. The weight of it makes it hang well too.”

$11 $17 at Amazon

A truly revolutionary hair catcher

Blue hair catcher in its packaging.

The best thing that’s ever happened to your shower drain. (Photo: Amazon)

Have you heard of the TubShroom and its mighty ability to catch all the hair in your shower drain before it even thinks of clogging? If not, you will be amazed by this bestselling mini gadget, on sale for $13, that fits snuggly inside your drain to catch hair. When it comes time to clean it out, just wipe it off, throw away the unwanted hair and place it back in your drain. Sorry plumbers of the world, but we no longer need your services.

This fan raves, “I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don’t think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn’t clogging my drain.”

$13 $20 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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By Amalia