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Alison Freer

  1. this thing's incredible
    The Plastic Mushroom That’s Saved Me Thousands in Plumbing FeesPop the hair catcher in your bathtub drain, and it’ll trap virtually everything.
  2. this thing's incredible
    I Stole My Pedicurist’s Secret to Smooth, Supple FeetIt’s actually called the Callus Eliminator.
  3. this thing's incredible
    This Comically Long Phone Charger Is Virtually IndestructibleI’ve had it for two years and it hasn’t frayed at all.
  4. this thing's incredible
    So Apparently, Baby Foot Makes a Cream (and It’s Amazing)‘It was better than I could have dreamed.’
  5. this thing's incredible
    These Lingerie Bags Have Saved Me From Hours of Hand-washing DelicatesThey cost £9 and have paid for themselves several times over.
  6. this thing's incredible
    I Quit the Dry Cleaner (and My Monthly $150 Bill) With This Shirt PressIt’s one of the better purchases I’ve made in quite some time.
  7. this thing's incredible
    The Dandruff-Destroying Rubber Brush That’s Like Getting a Scalp MassageAnd it only costs $6.
  8. as good as or better than
    This Pistachio Body Butter Is Identical to My Dearly Departed Laura MercierIt’s made with real pistachio oil.
  9. this thing's incredible
    The Surprisingly Nice-Looking ‘Granny Cart’ That Saved My ShouldersIt’s made shopping so much easier.
  10. weird things we love
    The Drain Doodad That Lets Me (Finally) Submerge My Whole Body in the TubYou just stick it on the side of your bathtub and go.
  11. this thing's incredible
    The Mini-Fridge That Keeps My Beauty Products at an Optimal 46 DegreesThe Cooluli mini-fridge keeps my serums and creams cold — but not icy.
  12. this thing's incredible
    The Actually Stylish Compression Socks That Made My Mother CryNo more black or tan or white compression socks.
  13. this thing's incredible
    This Self-Timed Outlet Keeps My Flat Iron From Burning the House DownPush the button and it shuts power off after 30 minutes.
  14. this thing's incredible
    I Can Fit Twice As Many Shoes in My Closet Thanks to These Shoe Slots“They let me essentially halve the amount of space each pair takes up on shoe racks.”
  15. this thing's incredible
    These $3 Plastic Pot Scrapers Destroy Stuck-on Food (and They Last Forever)Try saying that about the Scrub Daddy.
  16. weird things we love
    I Am the Serena Williams of Bug-Zapping With This Electric RacketI learned about it from my horse-owning friend.
  17. compulsive shopping
    I Use Heat-Blocking Curtains From Target in Every Room of the HouseThey keep the house cool and even reduced my energy costs by 25 percent.
  18. this thing's incredible
    This Grapefruit-Scented Spray Is Like Fancy FebrezeIt works as a stain remover, pre-laundry treatment, or simple fabric freshener.
  19. this thing's incredible
    The Vamp Stamp Is Pretty Much Cat-Eyes for DummiesPerfect results every single time.
  20. this thing's incredible
    No Curling Iron Ever Worked Until a Backstage Hairstylist Gave Me HersIt’s the one they use at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
  21. this thing's incredible
    No Curling Iron Ever Worked Until a Backstage Hairstylist Gave Me HersIt’s the one they use at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
  22. as good as or better than
    These $5 Invisible Briefs Are Nearly As Perfect As the $28 Pair I LoveIt’s 80 percent cheaper, but 95 percent as good.
  23. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Products Meant for Babies“Not only are they more stringently tested for sensitive skin, but they make me feel like I’m as unjaded as the infants they’re meant for.”
  24. compulsive shopping
    I Pretty Much Live Under One of My Dozens of Parasols All Summer“I pack an extra in my tote when heading to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet and always wind up gifting it to a sun-baked pal or stranger.”
  25. this thing's incredible
    So Apparently, Baby Foot Makes a Cream (and It’s Amazing)“It was better than I could have dreamed.”
  26. this thing's incredible
    The Plastic Mushroom That’s Saved Me Thousands in Plumbing FeesPop the hair catcher in your bathtub drain, and it’ll trap virtually everything.
  27. this thing's incredible
    These Shockingly Comfortable Mocs Are My Favorite Summer ShoesThey’re also attractive against almost all odds.
  28. this thing's incredible
    This Bamboo Bag (Which Is Not That Bamboo Bag) Costs $41A well-priced, well-made iteration of a long-standing design.
  29. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Sheer PantyhoseThey keep your legs warm, hide imperfections, and act as a slippery layer so skirts don’t bunch up as you walk.
  30. trust me i should know
    Everything I Use to Keep My Glasses Spick-and-SpanBecause those silky squares that come with your glasses are a joke.
  31. this thing's incredible
    This German Light-Up Pebble Helps Me Find Everything in My PurseIt turns on only when I reach inside.
  32. as good as or better than
    The $6 Silicone Brush That’s More Effective (and Gentler) Than My ClarisonicIt never needs charging, doesn’t irritate my skin, and costs nearly nothing.
  33. made in korea
    These Korean Spa Mitts Scrub Me to Baby SoftnessI can see the tiny rolls of dead skin when I’m done.
  34. i use this for that
    The Best Makeup Removers Are These Reusable Bamboo Nursing PadsA new mom told me about these reusable pads that work so much better than disposable cotton ones.
  35. trust me i should know
    Everything I Use to Keep My Triple-Digit Leather Collection Looking Brand-newCleaning, conditioning, and protecting keeps my decades-old leather goods looking pristine.
  36. compulsive shopping
    I Can’t Stop Buying Reusable Food Storage BagsNever will I toss out plastic zipper sandwich bags again.
  37. this thing's incredible
    I Am the Person Who Brings This $16 Bag Clip with Me to RestaurantsIt’s completely discreet, weighs nothing, and keeps my far too expensive bags off the floor.
  38. holiday gifts 2017
    The Grandma-Style Housecoat Is the Best Gift (for Yourself and Others)And right now, it’s just $30.
  39. shopping hack
    Costume Designers Use This Toupee Tape to Hem Pants and Prevent Nip SlipsIt’s what kept Jennifer Lopez from going R-rated at the 2000 Grammys.
  40. this thing's incredible
    These Squishy Gel Pads Saved Me From ‘Computer Elbow’They’re called “Jelbows.”
  41. compulsive shopping
    A Black-Tights Obsessive on Her 6 Favorite Pairs (Plus Plus-Size Options)They’re super comfortable, crazily opaque, and the only tights you’ll ever need.
  42. this thing's incredible
    My Grandma Introduced Me to This Fuzzy Nest for GlassesI no longer half-blindly paw for my spectacles.
  43. this thing's incredible
    This Comically Long Phone Charger Is Virtually IndestructibleI’ve had it for two years and it hasn’t frayed at all.
  44. this thing's incredible
    I Use My Leather Hole Punch on Everything From Belts to Shoe StrapsIt works on watchbands and purses, too.
  45. this thing's incredible
    These Lingerie Bags Have Saved Me From Hours of Hand-washing DelicatesThey cost $8 and have paid for themselves several times over.
  46. weird things we love
    This Shark Tank Product Could’ve Saved Me From Unbolting My Car SeatInstead, I had to pay $300 for a dealership to extract my keys.
  47. this thing's incredible
    I Stole My Pedicurist’s Secret to Smooth, Supple FeetIt’s actually called the Callus Eliminator.
  48. this thing's incredible
    These Plastic Birkenstocks Are Cheaper, Lighter, and Easier to CleanThey’ve become my favorite summer shoe.
  49. this thing's incredible
    Showering With This Filter Is Like Bathing in EvianMy hair and skin have never been better.
  50. this thing's incredible
    This Hunk of Plastic Lets Me Bathe My Chihuahuas Without Breaking My BackIt has a rubber mat for comfort and even collar restraints for safety.
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