These 10 cult-favorite Amazon products are on end-of-year clearance right now

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These clever products will start your year off right — and they're all on sale! (Photo: Amazon)
These life-changing products will start your new year off right — and they're all on sale! (Photo: Amazon)

The end-of-year sales extravaganza is in full swing, folks. And while you have plenty of tech items and appliances to explore, we interrupt this message to bring you a bunch of on-sale products that you didn't know you need!

We’ve found great deals on brilliant problem-solving gizmos that really make life easier (and couldn’t we all use an assist right now?). Scoop them up while sales are in effect and stock is available. We predict sellouts across the board.

Note: If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (Even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

Enjoy!

KitchenTour Clean/Dirty Magnet

Never accidentally pull out a dirty dish again. (Photo: Amazon)
Never accidentally pull out a dirty dish again. (Photo: Amazon)

If you've ever asked a family member to start the dishwasher, only to check on it hours later and pull out a dirty glass, you need this. It's a simple but genius idea: Just stick this magnetized doodad on your machine and alert your housemates to the state of your cookery by sliding its window left or right to indicate whether the contents inside are "CLEAN" or "DIRTY." No more accidentally picking up a dirty plate or loading dirty dishes into a dishwasher that's full of clean ones!

"My parents got a machine not too long ago that has controls and indicators on the top of the door which is covered by the countertop when it is closed," one wised-up shopper shared. "They can never tell if the machine is clean or dirty until they open it up and pull the racks out.. They've had several instances where dirty dishes have been put in a clean dishwasher or 'dirty' dishes got put back in the cabinets because they were semi-cleaned from the sink. These problems are no more. I got a big hug and a smile when I brought this over to them."

$7 $12 at Amazon

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The good stuff is on sale. (Photo: Amazon)
The good stuff is on sale. (Photo: Amazon)

Treating dehydrated skin without the tacky feeling of heavy creams is tricky. Hyaluronic acid is the answer. This impactful but gentle ingredient is great for all skin types; it retains tons of moisture for a plumped-up look that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, minimizes redness and leaves soft, supple skin in its wake. Plus it absorbs, so skin is not sticky. This serum from Neutrogena has a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and works wonders on winter skin. A delicious treat for a friend or for yourself.

“This is fantastic hydration for 60-and-over skin,” writes a happy shopper. “It is an effective and affordable alternative to the high-priced skin care lines. I also use rose water mist in combination with this. Very light, goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly.”

$16 $19 at Amazon

Satina High Waisted Leggings

The leggings that need no introduction. (Photo: Amazon)
The leggings that need no introduction. (Photo: Amazon)

At just $14, Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling leggings are beloved for their fit and buttery-soft texture. They’re lightweight (folks say they feel like wearing nothing at all), available in regular and plus sizes, and sit slightly above the belly button on most people. Choose from 15 colors (though basic black is always a hit). More than 49,000 reviewers have given them a perfect rating.

“Let me start by saying this review is coming from a person who owns roughly 30 to 40 pairs of leggings—most are high-end brands.... THESE LEGGINGS ARE BETTER QUALITY!” writes an enthusiastic reviewer. “These are the softest leggings I have ever worn...by a landslide! Similar to brands LuLaRoe and Butter ,but in my opinion — SOFTER.”

$14 $20 at Amazon

TubShroom Chrome Edition Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher

It keeps the drain clear of hair clogs. (Photo: Amazon)
No more hairy situations. (Photo: Amazon)

Does your hair always clog your bathtub drain? This brilliant hair catcher is an Amazon bestseller, and it’s about to change your life (and save you money on a plumber).

The genius of the TubShroom lies in its brilliant design. Due to its cylindrical “mushroom” shape, you don’t actually see any of the hair, soap or residue buildup until you’re ready to clean it. The product is made of silicone — it’s flexible and and an easy fit in a variety of tub drains. Water passes through but hair gets caught, wrapping around the tube. Now and then, just pull it out, clean it (the hair comes off easily) and put it back in place.

$13 $20 at Amazon

Wool Dryer Balls by Smart Sheep

They soften clothes in the dryer, without chemicals. (Photo: Amazon)
They soften clothes in the dryer, without chemicals. (Photo: Amazon)

These genius doodads — which you toss in the dryer with wet clothes — soften your laundry naturally and shorten drying time. Shorter drying time is not only easier on fabrics but it saves energy, which means lower monthly bills. And less of your precious time spent time doing laundry! All natural, and a great price.

$14 $17 at Amazon

Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan

The pan that gives crispy edges to every brownie.
Every piece is "the good piece." (Photo: Amazon)

Let’s face it: The best part of any brownie is the crispy edges. No need to fight over who gets the good stuff. This Baker’s Edge pan makes every piece an edge piece, so no one is stuck with the soft (and boring) middle parts.

$38 $40 at Amazon

Scalp Massager, 2 Pack

Scalp massager Amazon
Bring bliss to your scalp. (Photo: Amazon)

Stimulate blood flow, exfoliate your scalp, and relax with this lightweight, handheld massager with tons of benefits. Getting rid of excess skin and buildup on your scalp fosters a healthy environment for optimal hair growth — plus this thing just feels great. Suitable for all hair types and gentle enough for sensitive scalps, it'll transform the way products are able to soak in and work to their fullest extent. Plus you'll get an extra one to share.

$9 $13 at Amazon

Popco Microwave Popcorn Popper

Perfect microwave popcorn every time! (Photo: Amazon)
Perfect microwave popcorn every time! (Photo: Amazon)

Over 15,600 shoppers have bestowed five-star raves on this cleverly designed expandable silicone bowl. It’s clear why: The Popco popcorn popper transforms the microwave-popcorn experience. Never again will you end up with half a bag of unpopped kernels (or half of your kernels burned). You get perfect popcorn every time, and it's a cinch to clean up because it's dishwasher safe!

$14 $20 at Amazon

CalMyotis Corner Protector, 18-Pack

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Got one too many bumps and bruises from that sharp corner of the counter? This 18-pack of corner protectors will shield hips, elbows and little foreheads from that dreaded bang. Use them on coffee tables, cabinets or any other tricky spot in your house. Brilliant.

$11 $13 at Amazon

Pet Grooming Glove Gentle Deshedding Brush Glove

It lets you de-shed your cat and dog while you pet them. (Photo: Amazon)
It lets you de-shed your cat and dog while you pet them. (Photo: Amazon)

Ask any clean freak who’s a pet owner — the best way to deal with pet hair is to catch it before it ever hits your floor, couch or clothing. These gentle mitts remove all the loose hair your pet is carrying around, trapping it between the silicone nodules so that you can just toss the fur and rinse them off for next time. Also: They loooove the way it feels. 

$13 $18 at Amazon

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