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28 Things For People Who Wait Till the Last Possible Second To Get Ready

Everything you need if people have to tell you the plans starts at 6 when they *really* start at 8.

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1. An Amazon Echo spot with Alexa — it'll read you the news and weather while you get ready, so you don't have to waste time reading it yourself.

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Promising review: "I love the new AMAZON SPOT. Truly this item is fantastic, and makes life so much easier. I have been using Alexa for a while now and using her is kind of second nature to me. Every morning she will read my news that I have selected, inform me about the weather, and give me all the details that I need to now. THIS IS AWESOME!" —Ehsan Shabahang

Get it from Amazon for $129.99 (available in two colors).

2. A sunrise alarm clock that'll gradually wake you up, so you're feeling refreshed instead of startled by a loud alarm.

Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now, and I love it. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day instead of growling at the dark! We went with the mid-price one because I wasn't sure I would like it. The only thing the more expensive one has that this doesn't is the tranquil nature sounds. I don't want to pay twice as much for that, but it might be better than the alarm sound. Also, there is no button to shut off the alarm when it is going off. You literally have to hit the alarm on the top to make it stop. It's weird, but not a deal breaker." —LynnaGet it from Amazon for $46.20.
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Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now, and I love it. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day instead of growling at the dark! We went with the mid-price one because I wasn't sure I would like it. The only thing the more expensive one has that this doesn't is the tranquil nature sounds. I don't want to pay twice as much for that, but it might be better than the alarm sound. Also, there is no button to shut off the alarm when it is going off. You literally have to hit the alarm on the top to make it stop. It's weird, but not a deal breaker." —Lynna

Get it from Amazon for $46.20.

3. A set of 42 flexible curling rods to roll into your hair before bed so, like Beyonce, you can wake up looking flawless!

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Promising review: "I really do enjoy these rollers. They are very easy to use and give great waves. I've tried multiple different sizes and placements of the rollers. Every time I use them I get great dimension, you basically can't go wrong!! I've decided they work best after a shower/blow dry. I leave my hair barely damp (90% dry). I put the rollers in my hair and continue my morning routine (breakfast, kids, makeup). I take them out basically as I am walking out the door. Run a brush or fingers through and boom! I save SO much time and I actually look put together! I have young kids and I have not been able to find a morning hairstyle groove to keep me put together! I found it and love them! I think they are great and fun to use!" —Marvelous Melissa

Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

4. A bottle of quick dry blow dry spray — it may save you time and your arm from getting sore after blow drying your hair for an hour.

Promising review: "This is my absolute go-to for when I blow dry my hair. I have textured, wavy, thick hair, and this product not only cuts time, it makes my hair silky smooth. I get compliments on my blowouts and it's all because of this product. I hope it's never discontinued!" —Ash FaceGet it from Walmart for $3.97.
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Promising review: "This is my absolute go-to for when I blow dry my hair. I have textured, wavy, thick hair, and this product not only cuts time, it makes my hair silky smooth. I get compliments on my blowouts and it's all because of this product. I hope it's never discontinued!" —Ash Face

Get it from Walmart for $3.97.

5. An InStyler Glossie ceramic styling brush because why have a separate brush and straightener when this genius multitool can kill two birds with one stone?

Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this styling brush. Get it from Amazon for $56.99.
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Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this styling brush.

Get it from Amazon for $56.99.

6. A Tile key finder that'll help you find your keys in seconds instead of tearing your house apart just to realize they're in your jeans from yesterday.

I have one of these and it's a lifesaver when I'm running late and don't have 10 minutes to search around my room to find my keys! Promising review: "Love it! This little device has been very helpful in the 'Oh no I'm late, wait, WHERE ARE MY KEEEYYYSSS!!?!?!' moments of life. Lol. The song is actually very nice and not annoying like some other mainstream ringtones. The tracking is cool and I appreciate the reverse find for times when I'm home and the keys are in their place but I can't find my phone. Smh. The tile allows me to ring the phone as well which is a nice back up if you don't have an iPad or something available to use the find my iPhone app. All in all, great product and I'm sure I will be buying more." —Just meGet it from Amazon for $18.99.
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I have one of these and it's a lifesaver when I'm running late and don't have 10 minutes to search around my room to find my keys!

Promising review: "Love it! This little device has been very helpful in the 'Oh no I'm late, wait, WHERE ARE MY KEEEYYYSSS!!?!?!' moments of life. Lol. The song is actually very nice and not annoying like some other mainstream ringtones. The tracking is cool and I appreciate the reverse find for times when I'm home and the keys are in their place but I can't find my phone. Smh. The tile allows me to ring the phone as well which is a nice back up if you don't have an iPad or something available to use the find my iPhone app. All in all, great product and I'm sure I will be buying more." —Just me

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

7. A makeup organizer so your jumble of products can be neatly organized and easier to find in the morning.

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.
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Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

8. A tri-fold LED mirror to give you the perfect makeup application lighting, especially if you're getting ready when it's dark out.

Get them from Amazon for $21.99.
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Get them from Amazon for $21.99.

9. A set of makeup spatulas for easily getting every last bit of your beauty products without wasting precious time banging them upside down for a few measly drops.

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Promising review: "I love the Spatty! It is a great investment at the right price. It really comes in handy for getting the last bit of product out of every container. I use the tiny one for makeup and beauty products and the larger one for food containers." —AJ

Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

10. A set of bottle emptying kits — they'll store your condiments or beauty products (like lotion and body wash) upside down, making it much easier to get the last bit in a hurry.

Get a four-pack from Walmart for $16.99 or a five-pack from Amazon for $24.95.
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Get a four-pack from Walmart for $16.99 or a five-pack from Amazon for $24.95.

11. A wing stamp because you couldn't possibly leave the house without two identical razor-sharp wings (even if they take you 20 minutes to achieve).

Promising review: "I was looking for a faster way to do my eyeliner. Before I bought this I was using a guitar pick and my eyeliner would take forever to do. This product definitely cuts my makeup routine time in half. It’s so easy to apply that I got perfect wings on the second try. No struggle and it wasn’t messy at all when I wiped it off with a makeup wipe. It’s also very black, which I love! And it doesn’t smear easily. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because when I opened one of the pens the ink sponge fell out I just put it back in carefully and twisted the cap off instead of just pulling it off and it works perfectly fine now. This is my new favorite eyeliner, I will be purchasing again once I run out!" —Daniel McCarthyGet it from Amazon for $13.97.
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Promising review: "I was looking for a faster way to do my eyeliner. Before I bought this I was using a guitar pick and my eyeliner would take forever to do. This product definitely cuts my makeup routine time in half. It’s so easy to apply that I got perfect wings on the second try. No struggle and it wasn’t messy at all when I wiped it off with a makeup wipe. It’s also very black, which I love! And it doesn’t smear easily. The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because when I opened one of the pens the ink sponge fell out I just put it back in carefully and twisted the cap off instead of just pulling it off and it works perfectly fine now. This is my new favorite eyeliner, I will be purchasing again once I run out!" —Daniel McCarthy

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

12. A priming moisturizer that'll combine two of the most essential beauty steps into one!

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Promising review: "I've been using this for months now, I'm on my second bottle and as well as making my skin look so good when I put it on, I've noticed long-term results. My skin looks brighter and is now very hydrated. It leaves your skin looking just the right amount of dewy and I loveeee it!" —Glen123

Get it from Glossier for $22.

13. An extra long shoe horn for when you barely had the energy to get out of bed and certainly don't have the energy to bend down to put your shoes on.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 or Walmart for $13.85.
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Get it from Amazon for $14.99 or Walmart for $13.85.

14. A shoe organizer — it may save you from searching everywhere for a shoe that got separated from its sole-mate.

Get it from Amazon for $23.45 or a similar one from Walmart for $20.77.
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Get it from Amazon for $23.45 or a similar one from Walmart for $20.77.

15. A breakfast sandwich maker so you can cook up all the components of a killer meal at once.

Promising review: "People who don't think this is the best invention ever are insane! As a busy, working mom of a toddler, this has been a time saver. Way way way easier than getting pots and pans out, a bowl to scramble eggs, etc. I've owned this a few weeks and have used it almost every day. I use English muffins and, a slice of cheese (cutting off corners so it fits), Canadian bacon, and an egg (I puncture the yoke). Set the timer for five minutes and you are done! Don't hesitate, buy it NOW! " —KeeKopGet it from Amazon for $24.04 or from Walmart for $24.99.
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Promising review: "People who don't think this is the best invention ever are insane! As a busy, working mom of a toddler, this has been a time saver. Way way way easier than getting pots and pans out, a bowl to scramble eggs, etc. I've owned this a few weeks and have used it almost every day. I use English muffins and, a slice of cheese (cutting off corners so it fits), Canadian bacon, and an egg (I puncture the yoke). Set the timer for five minutes and you are done! Don't hesitate, buy it NOW! " —KeeKop

Get it from Amazon for $24.04 or from Walmart for $24.99.

16. A rapid egg cooker to make perfectly soft-, medium-, hard-boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs with practically no effort at all. Just set it and forget it, and it'll let you know when breakfast is ready!

Promising review: "BEST. INVENTION. EVER. Especially for the price. Recommended on a podcast as a great gadget to solve the egg-cooking problem. Love hardboiled eggs, but the process is painful without this little wonder. With this gadget, it's super simple and uses a minimal amount of water. I cooked four and a half dozen eggs in rapid succession and every time, they cooked and peeled perfectly. If you are a busy cook or frustrated by eggs that don't peel well after hard-boiling no matter what you do, GET THIS NOW!! I can't say enough good things about it. Best $20 purchase EVER for the kitchen!!" —Jennifer H. Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors) or a similar one from Walmart for $17.99.
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Promising review: "BEST. INVENTION. EVER. Especially for the price. Recommended on a podcast as a great gadget to solve the egg-cooking problem. Love hardboiled eggs, but the process is painful without this little wonder. With this gadget, it's super simple and uses a minimal amount of water. I cooked four and a half dozen eggs in rapid succession and every time, they cooked and peeled perfectly. If you are a busy cook or frustrated by eggs that don't peel well after hard-boiling no matter what you do, GET THIS NOW!! I can't say enough good things about it. Best $20 purchase EVER for the kitchen!!" —Jennifer H.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors) or a similar one from Walmart for $17.99.

17. A set of 15 meal prep containers that'll make you so excited to save a few extra minutes in the morning you just can't contain it!

They're microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe!Get them from Amazon for $12.50.
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They're microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe!

Get them from Amazon for $12.50.

18. A coffee maker — it can be programmed to have you waking up to the smell of a fresh cup of coffee and isn't that just heaven on earth?

Promising review: "WOW!!!! I love my new coffee maker!! I was looking for something that would make an entire pot plus a single cup for those times when I just want a taste and not waste an entire pot. The single cup and single grounds basket store nicely inside the cup holder area. It is extremely easy to program, so when you want your coffee ready for when you wake up in the morning, all you have to do is go pour a cup. This coffee maker even has a setting for regular or bold flavor coffee!! Our old (which wasn't even old — I think we bought it last year) didn't brew hot; the coffee was warm, but not hot. This Hamilton Beach brews hot with great flavor! I am very impressed with this product!!! Thank you sooooo much!" —gschultzGet it from Amazon for $74.99.
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Promising review: "WOW!!!! I love my new coffee maker!! I was looking for something that would make an entire pot plus a single cup for those times when I just want a taste and not waste an entire pot. The single cup and single grounds basket store nicely inside the cup holder area. It is extremely easy to program, so when you want your coffee ready for when you wake up in the morning, all you have to do is go pour a cup. This coffee maker even has a setting for regular or bold flavor coffee!! Our old (which wasn't even old — I think we bought it last year) didn't brew hot; the coffee was warm, but not hot. This Hamilton Beach brews hot with great flavor! I am very impressed with this product!!! Thank you sooooo much!" —gschultz

Get it from Amazon for $74.99.

19. Or a travel mug for taking your morning drink on the go!

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This will keep your drinks hot for up to seven hours and cold for up to 18!

Promising review: "I love this coffee cup. This keeps your coffee hot all day and even better yet it is spill-proof. It also has a lock on the lid that will prevent you from hitting the button and accidentally spilling coffee on yourself. I have had this cup sit outside in the freezing temperatures and come back a couple hours later and my coffee is still hot. The lid is dishwasher-safe, which is a plus, as I hate washing dishes. However the cup itself is not dishwasher-safe, it is very narrow so you will need a bottle brush or really tiny hands in order to clean it. I have had no problems with this cup at all and have purchased them as gifts for friends and family members that are coffee lovers." —Tiffany

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes and 16 colors).

20. A Care Of vitamin subscription — you can personalize a combination of vitamins based on your lifestyle and get them delivered to you in little packets! No more fumbling with child-proof bottles when you're rushing to get out of the house.

Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of Care Of!Get them from Care Of starting at $5/month.
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Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review of Care Of!

Get them from Care Of starting at $5/month.

21. A closet organization system that may make choosing an outfit every morning 10 times easier.

Promising review: "This thing made my life SOOOOOOOOO much better. We moved into a house with tiny closet and my room was a wreck because of it. I purchased this and we put it up and POOF my room is back to normal! This was super easy to put up on the wall, the instructions were very easy to follow and each piece fit like it should have. All my clothing is now organized and my room is no longer the hot mess that it once was. Lots of hanging space and lots of shelves. This was the best thing I have bought all year long." —Sandy BeachGet it from Amazon for $89.98.
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Promising review: "This thing made my life SOOOOOOOOO much better. We moved into a house with tiny closet and my room was a wreck because of it. I purchased this and we put it up and POOF my room is back to normal! This was super easy to put up on the wall, the instructions were very easy to follow and each piece fit like it should have. All my clothing is now organized and my room is no longer the hot mess that it once was. Lots of hanging space and lots of shelves. This was the best thing I have bought all year long." —Sandy Beach

Get it from Amazon for $89.98.

22. Or better yet, a Trunk Club subscription box: let someone else pick out your outfits for you!

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Get it from Trunk Club for a $25 styling fee per box. (That $25 gets credited toward anything you decide to keep from the box.)

23. A wrinkle release spray you can take with you to de-wrinkle once you get to your destination.

Promising review: "This stuff is a lifesaver! Well, a time saver extraordinaire. I have been using Downy Wrinkle Release for years. It has a fresh scent and it gets wrinkles out of almost every fabric with no ironing, steaming, or effort on my part. I spray the item the day before I want to wear it and let it dry overnight. The next day, it's wrinkle-free. This works great on cotton but also on synthetics. I have used it on satin and it didn't leave any marks. You just mist it on the fabric paying attention to the deepest wrinkles and give the item a little tug here and there to straighten it out, then let the spray dry. Bye, bye wrinkles. I love this spray and can't be without it. I haven't had to iron in years. This is also nice to freshen clothes that may smell stale or not freshly washed. A few mists and the clothes smell like they just came out of the dryer." —PattyTGet it from Amazon for $11.34/two-pack or from Walmart for $5.97/one bottle.
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Promising review: "This stuff is a lifesaver! Well, a time saver extraordinaire. I have been using Downy Wrinkle Release for years. It has a fresh scent and it gets wrinkles out of almost every fabric with no ironing, steaming, or effort on my part. I spray the item the day before I want to wear it and let it dry overnight. The next day, it's wrinkle-free. This works great on cotton but also on synthetics. I have used it on satin and it didn't leave any marks. You just mist it on the fabric paying attention to the deepest wrinkles and give the item a little tug here and there to straighten it out, then let the spray dry. Bye, bye wrinkles. I love this spray and can't be without it. I haven't had to iron in years. This is also nice to freshen clothes that may smell stale or not freshly washed. A few mists and the clothes smell like they just came out of the dryer." —PattyT

Get it from Amazon for $11.34/two-pack or from Walmart for $5.97/one bottle.

24. A casual T-shirt dress for a quick and easy go-to outfit you could throw on in a rush.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in 12 colors, sizes S–XL).

Also check out some wrinkle-resistant clothing options!

25. A zipper puller to have the true independence of being able to zip up your damn self!

Promising review: "Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times can’t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul zip me up. This zipuller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. The pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must take travel tools. I need one for home and one for business travel now! Great idea." —Joe BowmanGet it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times can’t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul zip me up. This zipuller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. The pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must take travel tools. I need one for home and one for business travel now! Great idea." —Joe Bowman

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).

26. And bracelet fastener that'll make putting your jewelry on much fast(en)er.

Promising review: "This bracelet tool is awesome! I bought one for myself, (I'm almost 60 years old) and my mother who is 85. They work great for both of us. We both had trouble fumbling with our bracelets to put them on and off!!! Now it takes all of about five seconds, if that long. We both love them and use them all the time. Now I can wear my charm bracelet anytime I want. This tool is a great size and fits in your purse, too. I would highly recommend." —westtexaskatGet it from Amazon for $9.95.
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Promising review: "This bracelet tool is awesome! I bought one for myself, (I'm almost 60 years old) and my mother who is 85. They work great for both of us. We both had trouble fumbling with our bracelets to put them on and off!!! Now it takes all of about five seconds, if that long. We both love them and use them all the time. Now I can wear my charm bracelet anytime I want. This tool is a great size and fits in your purse, too. I would highly recommend." —westtexaskat

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

27. A dry shampoo spray because a quick spritz of this in the morning is going to be wayyyyyy quicker than a full-on hair wash.

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Promising review: "This stuff is seriously amazing and I'm so happy I've finally found it! I've tried what feels like hundreds of different brands... LITERALLY EVERYTHING! I have color-treated, thin, oily hair, and unfortunately, sometimes it smells. I have to wash it every day because of oil production but this dry shampoo has helped my color last longer and hair feel healthier. Take it from me! I work at Walgreens and have used every retail level dry shampoo available as well as most salon products (best friend is a hair dresser). This stuff is life changing!" —Alison

Get it from Amazon for $25 or Sephora for $25.

28. A bag organizer so you can quickly switch between bags without forgetting anything important!

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in eight colors) or a similar one from Walmart or $5.89+ (available in eight colors).
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Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in eight colors) or a similar one from Walmart or $5.89+ (available in eight colors).

When you finally start showing up on time.

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