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    28 Things To Make Your Life A Whole Lot Less Stressful

    Because there's zero chance you aren't stressed right now.

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    1. An automatic shutoff safety outlet to prevent the daily panic attack when you realize you might have left something on that *definitely* should have been turned off before you left the house. Controlled by a single button, you can set how long you want the plugged-in device to get power.


    You can choose from one, two, four, or eight hours. BTW, there's also a nifty "hold" function if you decide you want something to stay on for longer than eight hours. Huzzah.

    Promising review: "I use this to charge my cell phone without fear of overcharging. The automatic shutoff at a specific time is also convenient for other things. For example, anything you may forget to turn off (a flat iron or curling iron) or for say, a lamp you want shut off after you fall asleep. I can also use it with my ancient slow cooker that doesn't switch off until you unplug it. Very pleased with this purchase." —Yvonne M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59.

    2. Blue-light blocking glasses so your eyes aren't absolutely killing you by the end of the work week if you do stare at screens too much. These will filter out harsh blue-light that may otherwise increase eye irritation and headaches.

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    I wear blue-light blocking glasses and absolutely love them. I was experiencing headaches nearly every day and my eyes felt so strained by the time I got home. Once I started wearing my glasses, I felt such a relief by the end of the first week. My eyes weren't as tired and I didn't feel as much pain. Now since I've been wearing them for months, I've experienced very few headaches and minimal eye irritation.

    Check out the full collection of Zenni glasses here (available in women's, men's, and kid's sizes and styles).

    And click here for similar blue-light blocking glasses on Amazon! For our full review of the Zenni glasses, click here!

    3. A set of interlocking bins to keep that infamous junk drawer clean so you don't have to spend an hour searching for something you need asap. Everyone knows organization = less stress.


    The junk drawer is probably the most opened drawer in your home, so why not make it less of a headache? There are eight total and they're completely modular, so you can arrange them in any way you want.

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME!! I love the fact that you can lay them out however you want and still connect them. They are perfect for the so-called junk drawer — you can give all the odd stuff a home and have it organized. When my hubby asks for a pen, I tell him to open the junk drawer and they are on the far right in the long bin. He actually could find them easily without digging, it was great!" —Shelley R

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in a nine-pack).

    If organizing speaks to your soul, check out the best home organization products on Amazon.

    4. A pet hair remover that'll make having your fur friend on your bed or sofa way less worrisome. All you've got to do is roll the brush forward and backwards to pick up stray hair and lint.,

    Everything gets collected in the compartment in the back, so empty it out once you're finished cleaning.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing — he never stops shedding no matter what I do. This roller is absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. A set of mesh laundry bags so you can separate lights from darks and delicates from non-delicates to keep laundry organized. That way, you can just pop the bags into the machine instead of desperately searching for items at the bottom of your bin.


    Let's be real — laundry day is tough enough. These bags will simplify the process because they'll protect clothing from snagging or tangling so you never again have to toss a beloved item because of tearing.

    Since they're mesh, water and detergent can easily get through for a full cleaning. And don't worry about them opening, the zippers tuck into an elastic band to keep them safely shut while washing and drying.

    Promising review: "This set is AMAZING! The assortment of medium and smaller ones fit the bill for all my laundry needs. I used the largest bag to wash my queen-sized duvet cover with some other bedding. I used to wash them in separate, smaller loads to avoid the sheet tangle. These large bags cured that problem and I can wash everything together without having a big knot to pull apart. Just buy them; you'll be so glad you did." —Elizabeth

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in a set of four, five, or seven).

    6. A pack of tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches that'll begin to clear up breakouts overnight by sucking out all the gunk and pus trapped underneath the skin. Gone are the days of freaking over your latest blemish.,

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself, and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50. And check out larger, square patches for $8.50.

    If you're fighting some serious breakouts, check out our roundup of face treatments that'll make a noticeable difference.

    7. An ethylene gas absorber to keep your produce fresh for two to three times longer than normal, saving you money on your grocery bill. And not to mention time, since you won't have to pick up yet another container of strawberries.


    Buying produce used to stress me out because I would never eat the food fast enough, and then it'd always spoil. I'd feel guilty for wasting food and money. But then I discovered this.

    This combo pack comes with two pods and a one-year supply of ethylene absorbing packets (to be inserted into the pods). Just replace the packets every three months.

    Promising review: "I took a chance on this product, but have been pleasantly surprised. I have one in each drawer and the lettuce and green peppers have lasted noticeably longer without breaking down or molding. I also think it has made the apples in my other drawer last longer. I buy a couple thre pound bags of apples and put one in my husband's lunch each day, so they've stayed crispy for three weeks." —K

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A scratch remover for cars that'll buff out surface scrapes that would otherwise cost you big bucks at a repair shop. Now where was this when you were in high school and just learning to drive...


    Promising review: "This was the first time I had ever attempted a project like this and I was able to get great results without any special tools. I just used the polishing pad included, a microfiber towel and some high grit sand paper for the tougher spots. Everything worked out well. I finished the job with Turtle Wax polish. The pictures speak for themselves. This stuff works!" —TEXAS95

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    9. A concentrated mold and mildew gel remover so you don't have to worry about your parents ridiculing the state of your bathroom when they come over for dinner. No more frantic cleaning sessions before the doorbell rings.

    The gel will cling to whatever surface you apply it to, working its magic while you sit and wait. All you have to do is wash it away after a while.

    Promising review: "Easy to apply. No scrubbing. Mold was gone in a few hours. The directions say to use rubber gloves. I didn’t and my hands smelled like bleach for few hours, so be advised. This beats the heck out of anything I’ve ever tried to take mold off of grout. Very much worth the price. The bottle is small, so I bought two." —Darbelob

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    To make your bathroom really sparkle, check out our roundup of cleaning products that'll clean any dirty bathroom.

    10. A handheld garment steamer to save you time during your morning routine so you're not sprinting out the door, forgetting your wallet and phone along the way. It'll heat up in under two minutes, so say goodbye to your iron.

    It's suitable for cotton, nylon, polyester, denim, silk, wool, and sequins.

    Promising review: "I got this steamer for travel and for quick ironing jobs. My dryer never seams to get out wrinkles, and I don’t enjoy pulling out the ironing board. This thing is cool! It’s ready within a minute or two. You can hear the water bubbling so you know it’s hot and ready. It’s super easy to use, And I like the tie they give you to bind the cord for easy storage. I steamed two shirts and still had over half the basin left." —Mrs. Wheeler

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    11. A weekly planner with monthly grids so you can record every single appointment, lunch date, and high-priority chore. Track vacation days, jot down reminders, and take a look at the next month in advance.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this planner! I cannot stand when the ink bleeds through to another page and I’m so happy I don’t have that problem with this gorgeous planner! I got it in the mail today and have already filled out a bunch of pages our for different events happening during 2020. Very nicely laid out, plenty of room to write on each day, and I’m loving the folder in the back of the book!" —Kacy Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in two sizes).

    And if you're really into planning, click here for more great planners you can get on Amazon.

    12. A bottle of Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go toilet spray to mask any nasty odors so you can finally poop at your S.O.'s place. Oh last minute sleepover? Yes, I'd actually love to stay over.


    Just spritz before you go, and voilà! No more stressful hangouts when you calculate in your mind how long you can stay before you've got to head home to use the bathroom.

    Promising review: "A couple of sprays on the toilet water before you sit down and everything smells like fresh lemons when you are done. Very easy to use and so far has held up very well." —Bruce B.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in a variety of scents and sizes).

    13. A clip-on waterproof LED light for your pet so night walks aren't spent frantically searching for your pooch in dark. The lights can also be clipped to a jacket, keys, or backpack for helpful illumination., Amazon

    Promising review: "LED lights work great. I have used five of the lights so far and they work like they are suppose to. Keep them on my dogs' halters and turn them on when it is dusk. Great for keeping track of my dogs at the dog park and for visibility on our winter evening walks. It gets dark so early in the fall and winter. I keep a light on myself too so dogs and cars can see me." —Angie P.

    Get six lights (with extra batteries) from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A stain remover to rid of juice, yogurt, sticky ice pop and whatever else your child decides to drop during the car ride home from the park. If you have to spend another dollar on your car, you'll probably have a conniption.

    The solution won't leave any residue behind, and doesn't require any rinsing.

    Promising review: "I had terrible rust and oil stains all over the seats of my car when I bought it. I tried other cleaners to get it out, but they actually made the stains darker. I took it to the dealership to see if they could get it out and they flat out told me no, so I gave up and lived with it for almost five years. I tried this after it was recommended by a friend. I sprayed it on and literally watched the stain run right off my seat. It was amazing! I thought I was going to have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the seats in my car because nothing else would work. This stuff really is awesome!" —Brittany

    Get them from Amazon for $14.75.

    15. A yoga mat so you're not slipping and sliding during your restorative yoga class. Finding your balance = letting go of those stressors that tie you down.

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    The textured grooves will give you something to hold onto while you stretch and relax. It's a great option for beginner to intermediate yogis.

    Promising review: "I'm the type of person who reads a lot of reviews and agonizes over every purchase. Plus I noticed some reviews said that they had problems with slippage on this mat, so I was very hesitant but I needed a mat so I took a chance. This mat is as nice as a brand-name yoga mat I received as a gift many years ago. And is just like the mats at the yoga center. It does not slip and has a nice grip to it. I have absolutely no complaints and am quite happy with it. Plus it's a bit thicker than regular mats which helps my aging body a lot on wood floors. It lies completely flat on the floor and the color is pretty and much like what my monitor depicted. Go ahead and buy it!" —Valiant

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in 41 styles).

    It was also selected as the low-price pick for the best yoga mats on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. A magnetic cloud key holder that'll provide the perfect place to store your keys overnight so you don't waste time in the morning searching your entire home for them. It's super powerful and can hold multiple sets.

    If you're worried at the adhesive back damaging your wall (if you're a renter), reviewers also recommend using command strips to mount the cloud!

    Promising review: "I bought this for my apartment, and my sister and I absolutely love it. It's very cute, doesn't draw a lot of attention to itself or look out of place, and actually holds a ridiculous amount of weight. Both our key rings are pretty heavy and this product holds both our key rings. I was worried that the magnets would weaken and that our keys would fall off the wall in the middle of the night, but that hasn't happened yet. The adhesive back is so strong, so renters beware. Put it in a good place because it'll be hard to move once you do." —ellery

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    17. And once you're out the door in a flash (thanks to your trusty key holder), a set of key caps to know which key goes into which lock will save you from frustratingly rustling through your crowded keychain.


    I color-coded my keys and it's been the biggest help. I no longer have to guess which unlocks what and spend time struggling outside my door when carrying packages and heavier bags.

    Promising review: "This works on a variety of different types of keys. My job requires a lot of different keys and fumbling around every time I needed to open a door was almost as annoying as the ink or stickers rubbing off every key when I tried to mark them to identify each key. Now everything is neatly organized by color. For example, I now know that the red key opens the front office door!" —Maximum Verbosity

    Get 30 caps from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A Hamilton Beach five-quart slow cooker so you don't spend time worrying about what to eat for dinner each night of the week. All you've got to do is add your ingredients, set the temperature setting (high or low), and select how many hours you want the meal to cook.


    The slow cooker will do the heavy lifting for you. It'll shift to warm when the meal is done cooking, plus less time spent in the kitchen means more time to complete everything in your to-do list.

    Promising review: "I have had an old slow cooker for a long time. It was not programmable and that was a problem. I was hesitant to use it because I always worried that I was going to forget about it or not get home in time and would end up burning it. This is a programmable slow cooker and that alleviates all those worries. I used it last night and I had more than enough room for a chuck roast with red potatoes and carrots. I set it for eight hours and went to bed. I did not have to worry because after eight hours, it automatically changed to warm mode. It will turn itself off after 14 total hours (cooking plus warming). It is just nice that you can set it and then not have to worry. My roast came out great and cleaning up was really easy. I also really like the stainless steel look. Overall, this is a great slow cooker." —BigAl21701

    Get it from Walmart for $24.94.

    19. And to help you with weekly meal planning, a magnetic menu board to end the guessing game on Sunday afternoon when you look at the week ahead and begin to figure out what you've got going on and when you'll have time to cook.


    A menu board + a slow cooker = the ultimate meal-prepping tools. It also features a spot to jot down groceries and notes. You'll get three different colored markers as well.

    Promising review: "I really love this menu board. It's cute, easy to see, and gets the job done at the same time. It has made menu planning, keeping a grocery list, and keeping track of upcoming appointments so much easier. A friend who saw mine has already ordered one for herself. It comes with three markers, blue, pink, and green, and you do have to 'prime' the markers first. Once you do that, they work so well and are nice and bright. The menu board is a nice, big size and has a strong magnetic hold. I had read some reviews about bubbles or wrinkles in their menu boards, but mine is nice and flat without any issues." —S. Winkeljohn

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    20. Investing For Dummies how-to guide, because instead of learning what to do with your money in school, you were taught about parallelograms! This book will act as a guide on how to turn your hard-earned cash into a successful and diversified (and growing) portfolio for future use.

    For Dummies

    Hey — we all want enough money to retire someday, right?!?

    Promising review: "If you're like me and have never had any experience or knowledge in investing, this book is perfect. For starters, it covers the basic in a no-nonsense way and in simple terms that won't scare you off. I had tried to read two other books on investing and gave up because they were complicated and overwhelming. This book breaks everything into eight chapters that address the concepts separately so you don't have to sort them out. There are plenty of tips and insight throughout the book, as well as recommendations for further reading and research. It also mentions reputable investing companies and some of their benefits. It will provide options and information on which types of investing may work best for you, and also feasible. The book is nicely organized, easy to navigate and has information readily available." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+.

    21. A bathtub pillow that'll suction onto your tub so you can decompress in a soothing bath at the end of a long day. The ~air mesh technology~ will conform to your head, neck, and shoulders, plus it's quick-drying and mold- and mildew-resistant.


    Promising review: "This bath pillow is amazing! I've been using it almost every night for about a month and it is super comfortable!! It was easy to wash and hang dry. The suction cups are still as strong as they were when it first arrived. I wish I had gotten it sooner and would absolutely recommend it!!" —Cathy H.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    22. Puppy pads to help your pooch with indoor accidents so you can leave the house with peace of mind. The super absorbent pads will turn liquids into gel upon contact, so you don't have to spend time scrubbing the floor underneath., Amazon

    My family bought these for our Cocker Spaniel puppy and they were incredibly helpful. They helped potty train him, and when we weren't home to take him outside, he learned to consistently go on the pad instead of the carpet.

    Promising review: "Our puppy loves these potty pads! They definitely work. Our puppy was already pretty good about not going inside the house, but he still prefers to use these pads! They are super absorbent and don’t leave any foul smelling odors. They are a GREAT value for the amount, at the pet store they cost twice the price. They are a perfect size, as well. Overall I would recommend these to any puppy or dog owner who doesn’t have access to an outdoor area or is training their puppy!" —Piper T.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49+ (available in four styles and packs).

    23. A high quality foam pillow, because a good night's sleep means more energy throughout the day to successfully tackle life's toughest tasks. This ventilated pillow will keep you cool, won't need constant fluffing, and will mold to the shape of your head.

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    Promising review: "Finally found a pillow my head and neck enjoy. I recommend this pillow for back and stomach sleepers. Gives great support and soft. Supports both head and neck perfectly. Been on it for a month now and I had no issue as all adjusting to it. Slept great first night on it. No complaints here!" —Kris Hall

    Get them from Amazon for $75+ (available in standard or king size).

    These were also selected as the high-price pick for the best pillows on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    24. A hair finishing cream that'll tame those annoying little hairs that surround your face and fly around no matter the weather or how much you try to control them. You won't have to waste time in the morning trying to achieve that perfect sleek bun.

    Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won't leave your hair greasy.

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RachelOK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A 32-ounce hydration-tracking water bottle, because you've been struggling to drink water regularly for months now and the constant dehydration is causing headaches. Keeping regularly hydrated can help with your skin and hunger level, so staying on top of it can greatly benefit your health overall.

    Promising review: "This water bottle exceeded my expectations! I find that having a count down helps me get through water faster so I figured I would give this bottle a shot. I expected the plastic to be transparent so I was a bit confused when I took it out of the box and it wasn't. The color is light enough that you can actually see the liquid in the bottle. The wrist strap attached is amazing quality! Very sturdy, as well as the bottle itself. The mouth piece is easy to sip from without much effort and also easy to clean. Highly recommend!" —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    26. A Migrastil roll-on stick that'll disperse peppermint, spearmint and lavender onto your skin if you start to feel head pain as a result of a particularly stressful day. You can apply it directly to your temples and the back of your neck for some relief.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my workday I will begin to get the dreaded afternoon headache. This migraine stick is my new go-to. The second I feel a headache coming on, I just roll this on and within seconds I feel it working. Within a minute or so I feel fine again. I noticed it gives a little boost of energy as well. I have also used it when I feel a full blown migraine coming on. All I can say is it really works. In addition to taking the pain away, it also provides a tingly sensation. Wherever you roll it on tingles after application. I am now a customer for life and love this product. I have also noticed that even if I use it often, it keeps working. You don’t grow a tolerance to it." —Corinne Beck

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    And check out our review on thee Migrastil roll-on stick here!

    27. A pack of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks with Vitamin E to aid your skin's overall glow, elasticity, and tone since stress can have a major effect on your skin. The pack consists of masks for different uses: brightening and clarifying, moisturizing and soothing, anti-aging, and line reduction.


    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in packs).

    And read what a BuzzFeeder writer has to say about these collagen sheet masks!

    28. A monthly budget planner so you always know how much you can allot to groceries and nighttime activities, with just enough left for rent 🙃. Can you hear your 'rents clapping in the distance??


    With separate sections for goals and bill reminders, you'll be able to track your spending against your saving. It'll keep you super aware of just how much you spend a day versus a month.

    Promising review: "Best budget planner I ever owned. Love the color! It's easy to take with you and jot down everything that was spent that day and then for the entire week. Planning what you spent, what you owe, and what you plan to pay for is so easy. Allows you to be creative regarding your spending. I can even use the different colors for what I plan to spend on different projects regarding my art, my home décor, my writing, and my overall creativity. I am addicted to Clever Fox Planners." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 18 colors).

    Less stress...


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