Jun 20, 2023
22 Everyday Quick Fixes That Fit In A Small Bag
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.
Caffeine-infused gum, stain-removing pens, a compact charging station, and more smol items to bring with you on the go.
Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To-Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —NAD
Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.88.
Promising review: "After I had my first child almost a year ago, I stopped getting acrylic nails because I couldn't get him out of his car seat without struggling or breaking a nail. I’d have to get them as an overlay or extra short. But I saw this product on TikTok and had to try it out and omg!! It works! It took me a while to figure out the best angle to get him out with it but once I did I went to the nail shop expeditiously!! If you’ve been thinking about this for a while, GET IT! It’s worth it!" —Tora318
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 10 colors and packs of two).
The Cheeky Turtle is a small biz based in Snohomish, Washington that sells foam grips, needle minders, painting pens, and more!
Promising reviews: "I really love how these grips feel in my hand!! I injured my hand from too much painting with a tiny paintbrush. As a full-time artist, I’m hoping that these grips will help me prevent future injuries and strain." —Stephanie Rzonca
"I got this for my best friend, because she loves to crochet! She kept mentioning it get uncomfortable for long projects and I thought this would be perfect for her! So, I ordered it in like green, which is her fave color. She absolutely loves it! And it helps her for the longer projects. I’m happy I purchased it!" —Amber Lajaunie
Get it from The Cheeky Turtle on Etsy for $7.50+ (available in two styles and six colors).
Promising review: "If you suffer from any type of headache, BUY THIS. It is totally worth the money. It lessens the pain and leaves you with the ability to think/process. For me, that is the most difficult to deal with, as I often have to power through a migraine while I am either teaching high school English or corralling a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old. This will take away the nausea and the throbbing, but you do still feel out of sorts. Better than the full migraine though, so go for it!" —Scout
Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
Check out our Migrastil Migraine Stick review to learn more!
My colleague, Jasmin Sandal, owns these AirPods Pro ear hooks and loves them, here's what she has to say:
"I recently ordered these little lifesavers, and I have to say I am...forgive me Lord for I'm about to pun...HOOKED. I'm obsessed with my AirPods Pro as they are, I use them every day for calls and music-listening purposes, but can never leave the house with them in fear of them dropping out of my ears. (If I so much as smile or laugh, they fall out!) Well fear no more, because since I've started using these super-reliable silicone hooks, I've taken my Pods on runs and walks with absolutely no sign of slippage. I highly recommend these for anyone else who'd finally like to use their AirPods Pro in peace."
Promising review: "Must have, it works. These are absolutely needed, stop my headphones from falling out, perfect fit. Will save you lots of money from replacing missing headphones." —Shevy1280
Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.95 (available for both generations of AirPods Pro).
Promising review: "Overall works great. I do about 30 minutes of running each day and after I started sweating, my AirPods would start slipping out and I'd have to adjust them back into my ears constantly. This product works great and holds them in. They won't stay super tight in your ear necessarily, but they only move out a little over time. The difference for me was adjusting once during my workout instead of every two minutes while running. Highly recommend if you're looking to keep your AirPods in your ears during workouts." —ChrisW
Get a pair from Amazon for $10.99+ (clip the coupon on the product page to save 5% off this price; available in four colors).
Promising reviews: "I'm obsessed with this little vacuum. I saw it on TikTok and immediately bought it for my living room coffee table, where I'm always spilling ashes and other things. Super easy to use and empty!" —Nicole Charland
"I live in an older apartment that drops a lot of dust, and I like to eat at my desk so this was a no-brainer. I was pleasantly surprised, however, at the quality and power of this product! It is a must-have for an office, desk, or even a counter." —Julian Askov
Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in three colors and battery-powered or rechargeable).
Promising review: "Don't hesitate to buy. I saw these on TikTok and wanted to try them. They’re awesome and make everything taste sweet." —Amazon Customer
Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $15.99.
Luxury Creations Co. is a small biz that sells nail art decals, keychains, and other cute gifts!
Promising review: "This is really cute and functional. I use them on all of my cups!" —Karen Bribiesca
Get it from Luxury Creations Co. on Etsy for $5 (available in 14 colors).
Promising review: "Bought this cheap, lightweight umbrella for an autumn trip to Edinburgh. It worked perfectly!! It was really windy there, and it did pop inside-out a few times, but I just pushed it back into place. The pod holder is really great for folding it up when wet and keeping your bag safe from it!" —Lynn Thompson
Get it from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in 12 colors and packs two).
Promising review: "These were awesome! My entire family suffers from motion sickness, especially car sickness. My little one gets sick in the car on a regular car ride through the city. So I knew that a long road trip was going to be a disaster. I was amazed at how well these bands worked for everyone! Not one single person complained about being sick for 12 hours in the car. At one point I did have one child remove their bands because they said they were getting too tight. But after only a few minutes without them, a headache started to come on, so they immediately put them back on and the relief was instant. I have suffered for decades and now I know better. I will never travel without mine again!" —1SmartCookie
Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.53.
It's compatible with iPhone series 12–14, Apple Watch (except series 1), and AirPods (except AirPods 2nd gen). Also note, this is only compatible with the mentioned Apple products — other brands are not supported.
Promising review: "I use this product to charge my iPhone 13, AirPods, and Apple Watch. Prior to this 3-in-1 compact purchase, I have purchased three different kinds of 3-in-1 chargers — I frequently travel between school and home with carry-on bags on airlines and all of the previous stand version chargers don't fit well in my bags or I am always worried I will break them. This is compact and folds so well that I can fit in my carry-on or in any zipper pockets without having to worry about breaking anything. Charger works really well and it is the best compact one you can find in market. Love it and been using it for two months now and no issues!!" —SBREDDY
Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in nine colors).
Type Of Fit: Adjustable ear loops
Pocket For Filter: No
Fabric Type: Double-layered — inner layer is 100% Japanese cotton and outer layer will either be polyester blend, linen, or satin
Shipping Time: Order should ship a day after purchasing
CONICOMasks is a small biz based in Sacramento, California that sells non-medical face masks.
Promising review: "This is an amazing product! I was absolutely dreading another year in the classroom with face masks that fog up my glasses, but I can wear my glasses with this mask!" —Dionne Baroni
Get it from CONICOMasks on Etsy for $11.99+ (available in various colors).
The Home Design Store is a small biz based in New York that sells products to help make mask-wearing easier and more comfortable.
Promising review: "The item I never knew I needed! I’m still new to glasses and I also have a few ear piercings. Toss in having to wear a mask and things get tangled and ears get sore! This is probably one of the most clever things I’ve ever seen. If you have glasses and have to wear a mask a lot, definitely a suggestion!" —Alison M.
Get them from The Home Design Store on Etsy for $14.03.
Each one of these carriers can hold up to 80 pounds!! Click and Carry is a woman-owned small biz and you may recognize them from Shark Tank!
Promising reviews: "I have had these for a couple of years. They are awesome. I bought a three pack. I keep one in the car at all times. I also keep another one by my nylon totes and my husband keeps one in his car, too. You never know when you are going to need one and how many things you can carry using these. Great product." —MaryR
"Best product ever. I love using these! I am a single mom of three girls and we live on the top floor of our complex. These make it to where I carry one load up! It eliminates me having to go up and down three flights of stairs. Easy and comfortable to use! I 100% recommend. I can carry 1–8 bags on each side!" —Raven Bain
Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors and as a two-pack).
Get it from Amazon for $25.99.
Promising review: "It’s literally gum with 40 milligrams of caffeine (about half the amount of caffeine in an average cup of coffee), so it’s great to chew throughout the afternoon without having to worry about it keeping you up at night. It also has 60 milligrams of L-theanine, which is the main amino acid in green tea, so you get a natural energy boost without all the sugars that you’d find in energy drinks. THIS MEANS NO JITTERS. NO CRASHING. Just a good ole boost of energy. I was skeptical about this gum at first. I thought there was no way gum could wake me from my afternoon lull and increase my attention so I could get more work done. Guys, I was wrong. This stuff works, and works well. I even gave some to my coworkers, who said they noticed a difference immediately after chewing it. Around 2 p.m., I pop a piece in (I looove the cinnamon flavor) and I have an instant energy boost. It’s magic. There are nine pieces in a pack and I chew about one a day, so an entire box lasts me a month — which isn’t bad considering that it literally gives me life every single day. It's gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, and non-GMO, and I think it's a way better option than energy drinks." —Kayla Suazo
Check out our full NeuroGum review for more info!
Get two packs of nine from Amazon for $7.17 (available in two flavors and other pack sizes).
Promising review: "I love it! I always get so oily in my T-zone and I hate it so I’d pack on powder or run out of blotting sheets so quickly. This product absorbed my oil while not messing with my makeup! :) I will definitely be taking this with me everywhere." —Emma
Get it from Amazon for $11.66.
This kit comes with earring backs, a safety pin, an adhesive bandage, double-sided tape, pain relief medication, breath drops, a mending kit, dental floss, clear nail polish, hair spray, an emery board, extra buttons, lip balm, clear elastics, stain remover, and a deodorant towelette all packed in a super pretty carrying case.
Promising review: "I received this as a gift from a dinner guest and then quickly sent one to a cousin just for fun! It's excellent to send as a thank you gift or I'm just thinking about you gift!" —Bonnie
Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in 15 colors).
Plus, it comes with your choice of an iPhone or Android charging cable! Delightful Luna is a small biz based in Stedman, North Carolina that sells super cool 3D-printed accessories.
Promising review: "They are perfect! Now my BF won’t steal my charger anymore. They clip so well!" —Etsy Customer
Get it from Delightful Luna on Etsy for $5.25 (available in two charger types and 16 colors).
Promising review: "Best invention! I purchased after seeing it in a TikTok video, and it works soooo well in my purse." —Wenhether
Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors and a three-piece set).
Bagnet is woman-owned and sells magnetic bag holders and phone slings.
Check out the Bagnet bag holder on TikTok!
Promising review: "This is the best bag holder ever! I was completely blown away, the magnet is SO strong. Works in so many places: in restrooms (try the hinges if the door isn't metal), at restaurants (on tables, chairs, even under the table), at the gym to hold my water bottle and keys so they don't end up on the floor. But my absolute favorite place to use it is on my car! I can attach it to the side of my car while I unlock it without having my hands full and leaving me vulnerable. If you have ever felt nervous trying to fumble with all your stuff while trying to unlock your doors in a dark parking lot, you need this! My only regret is that I didn't know about it sooner. I am going to get one for everyone in my life for Christmas. Any person who carries a bag should have one (or two). Seriously, it's life changing." —robert rodriguez
Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in 30 styles).
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