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    26 Products That'll Make You More Prepared Than You've Ever Been

    These products will help you get ahead and stay ahead.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A car safety hammer that can break windows and cut through seatbelts in the case of an automobile emergency.


    This also comes with a handy mounting bracket so you can always have it within arm's reach! You can attach the mounting bracket to a car door or underneath the glove compartment.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (also available as a pack four).

    2. A charging cable bracelet so you're never caught with a dying phone again. Now you'll always have a connecting wire ~on hand~.


    This bracelet works with iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Air Pods.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three sizes).

    3. And to give your phone juice, this portable charger will boost you back to 100% quickly and efficiently. A bonus? You can use the above charging bracelet to connect your device to the charger.


    I own this portable charger and love it. It's compact, sturdy, and quick to charge. Even if I haven't used it in weeks, it will still hold battery. I've pulled it from my bag expecting to see it nearly dead since I haven't used it in so long, but nope! It still has a significant amount of battery left to give my phone a kickstart. The indicator lights are super helping in judging how much power is left, and when to charge the battery.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A natural stain remover to combat even the toughest of stains without using harsh chemicals.

    Check out our full review of the stain remover here!

    Promising review: "Holy smokes this stuff is great! I’m always paranoid to try new detergents or stain treaters because my husband and baby both have super sensitive skin. But this is very gentle and hasn’t caused any issues with their skin. And it’s a boss at removing stains. Plus it’s natural, so I feel better about using it. I’ve been raving about it to all my friends! It got these strawberry stains out of my daughter's white onesie, too. Love the stuff!!" —Sizzle

    Get it from Amazon for $11.72+ (available in larger sizes).

    5. A migraine relief stick for anyone who has experienced the pain of a really, really bad headache. It's made of a mixture of essential oils to relieve tension and stop oncoming pain in its tracks.

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    This migraine stick is super easy to use! Just roll it on the back of your neck, forehead, and temples for some relief from the most annoying head pain. Check out our full review of Migrastil Migraine Stick here.

    Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my work day 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.

    6. Noise-cancelling headphones that are comfy, have good overall sound, and won't break the bank. Next time your coworker pulls out carrots for a snack, hit them with a look and slide on these.

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    They were also selected as our low-price pick for the best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get them from Amazon for $99.

    7. A decked-out weekly planner with monthly grids so you can keep track of every upcoming appointment, meeting, birthday dinner, etc.


    This planner features coated tabs, gold foil accents, a pocket folder with a ruler, and inspirational quotes throughout.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    8. An anti-slip solution for those who are constantly nagged by sliding glasses. This will keep them in place!

    Sliding glasses are the worst when you're just trying to be productive at work!

    Promising review: "I figured I'd try it out while looking for a solution to my glasses slipping. This stuff is amazing!! I can put on one application and my glasses (and now sunglasses, too) won't slip down for two or three full days of wear! When I do notice myself repositioning my glasses, I just reapply and I'm good to go for a few more days. Plus it's easy to carry around since it's the same size as a lip balm. I recommend wiping your glasses clean before reapplying. I'd recommend this stuff to anyone who wears any kind of glasses, prescription or even workshop safety glasses!" —Amazon Customer

    Get two from Amazon for $19.98+ (also available as a pack of three).

    9. Pimple patches that'll suck all the gross pus out of a seemingly impossible-to-cure breakout.

    I'm a big fan of pimple patches! I've used them numerous times in the past and it's always so shocking to remove them in the morning. You can visibly see the gunk on the patch. I've even successfully used them on cystic acne.

    Promising review: "These saved my skin. They take out all the gunk, leaving your pores looking refined with whiteheads gone. You wake up, pull them off, and there's everything there on the patch. I've never been so pleasantly surprised by a product. They actually are the answer to whiteheads and clogged pores. They bring out the stuff you see and don't see under the skin. They clear up the stubborn area I have so easily." —SamMan

    Get them from Amazon for $12.51 (for 36 patches).

    10. A fabric shaver and lint remover so you never again become self-conscious in a meeting when you feel like everyone is staring at your sweater instead of listening to your bright idea.

    Promising review: "I honestly never even knew this type of device existed. I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket. The shaver worked so well and went over zippers, seams, and even the little leather loops on it and didn’t damage a thing. This is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever! I can’t wait to get a hold of all my daughter’s onesies." —morningfield

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A pet water bottle designed to provide your pooch with a place to lap up water. Future walks will be a breeze!


    Get it from Amazon for $10.88+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    12. A Wallet Ninja that won't crowd your card holder and has 18 functions that are sure to come in handy.


    In total, this tool has 6 Hex wrenches, a can opener, fruit peeler, bottle opener, ruler (standard and metric), letter opener, box opener, phone stand, eyeglasses, Phillips, and Flat head screwdriver!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    13. A keychain flashlight because trying to unlock your door in almost pitch-black darkness is, uh, really damn hard.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in three colors).

    14. Clinical strength antiperspirant wipes so you don't have to worry about working up a sweat during your next workout or subway trip.


    These wipes will get the job done! And keep you dry for hours.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.57.

    15. An acne remover kit because popping pimples with your fingers can be harmful to your skin and super unsanitary.


    This nine-piece set is made from stainless steel.

    Promising review: "I bought this pimple popper tool kit because I occasionally will get blackheads on my cheeks and nose. The dermatologist told me that picking at breakouts with my fingers was causing scarring, and that I should use a sterile remover after exfoliating. I had the chance to use these tools recently and I was happy that the oils and dirt were released easily without leaving even a little scab. This is great to use when traveling; it comes in a metal box for easy carry, and a stainless steel box for daily storage. I love it!" —Dana D. Grieser

    Get it from Amazon for $12.58+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A portable electric razor you can use on both dry and wet skin so you never again have to panic when you need that mid-vacay touch up.

    I own one of these, and I love it! I've tried it on both wet and dry skin, and both sensations are comfortable. I was a bit hesitant to try it on my legs without shaving cream, but it didn't hurt at all. It's great for travel, the gym, or really anytime you want a quick touch up along your bikini line or underarm. I highly recommend!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A lens and screen cleaner because having foggy eyeglasses or computer screens is the most frustrating thing. Plus it's embarrassing when your laptop goes black and you can see all your yucky fingerprints!!

    Upon purchase you receive two eight-ounce bottles and two cleaning cloths. The spray is 100% alcohol- and ammonia-free. This can also be used on camera lenses.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes).

    18. A handheld steamer to remove any and all wrinkles from your clothing before you head out the door.

    Promising review: "This couldn’t be easier to use. Open the top (following the instructions for which way to open or close), pour in water to just below the max line, put the top back on, plug it in, flip the switch and wait for around 60 seconds. It’s very small, so I end up needing to refill for every garment, but the size also lends itself to portability. I had the best results when I held the garment taught with one hand and used the steamer like an iron with the other. Overall, I am very happy with the product. The image I included is of a cotton and rayon shirt before and after using the steamer." —Erica Gregory

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

    19. A bottle of the infamous Bar Keepers Friend that'll tackle the most stubborn stains and marks. It works effectively on stainless steel, brass, bronze, copper alloys, aluminum, ceramic, porcelain, glass, and corian.

    This stuff can be used in the bathroom, the kitchen, and on multiple things outdoors, so consider it the master of removing stains and grime.

    Promising review: "We recently moved into a new-to-us home. I’ve tried and tried to get water spots off from an old, yucky-looking bathroom faucet. I just about gave up until I decided to try just one more product. I’m so glad I did!" —Allyson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.46+ (available in larger quantities).

    20. A1001 Things Every College Student Needs To Know guide because entering college with very little knowledge of what to expect can be scary!!

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    Get it from Amazon for $3.49+ (available in two formats), Barnes & Noble for $3.99+ (available in two formats), Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    21. Or maybe Stock Investing For Dummies to break down the process of selecting and managing different investments to create a strong and profitable portfolio.

    For Dummies

    Get it from Amazon for $13.72+ (available in two formats), Barnes & Noble for $14.49+, Indiebound, or find a copy at your local library.

    22. Travel-sized Poo-Pourri so you'll always be ready when ~doody~ calls and operation leave-no-trace commences.


    Promising review: "Mild and pleasant yet effective scent, this tiny travel-size tube is perfect to keep in your purse or pocket for when you're away from home. Nobody wants to have to do a '#2' anywhere but at their own home but if you do have to, it's nice to have a little backup with you in the form of this little spray." —N. Cousino

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in six scents).

    23. A reusable grocery tote to squash the need of plastic bags. We stan environmentally friendly products!


    Promising review: "These are great. Large capacity, thin but very durable material, fun colors and patterns, and they fold easily into a lightweight little square. I toss one in my purse and I'm ready to carry a couple of grocery bags' worth of stuff. I've tried various reusable bags before, but found them too flimsy or small, or too difficult to fold up correctly. These are the first I've bought extras of." —riverrat01

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 26 styles).

    24. Pre-heels blister prevention spray for those who are tired of sacrificing the back of their feet to look banging in a pair of heels.


    Check out our full review of the blister prevention spray!

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product. There are a few disclaimers. This will only do so much to protect against brand new shoes. It will definitely help, but will not protect your foot from getting blisters if the shoe is tight or small from the get-go. That's just going to happen no matter what. It will alleviate the pain for uncomfortable shoes that you own and have already at least started to break in. It will also leave slight, unnoticeable residue at the end of the day once you take off your shoes. It just starts to flake off lightly and all you need to do is wash it off. I put this on with all of my even slightly uncomfortable shoes, and I barely ever have any problems." —AKF16

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    25. A weekly pill organizer to help you stay on track with vitamins and necessary medications. The best part? The compartment is compact and can easily be thrown in your bag.


    Promising review: "This pill box is exactly what I was looking for. I take several medications a day and this helps keep me organized and makes it very easy to see whether I remembered to take them or not. I also love that if I go away for a weekend, it is very convenient to take the pill boxes for the days that you will be gone." —Tabatha Cumer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.57.

    26. And finally, a Zipuller because we've all strained our arm trying to grab that darn zipper that is justttt out of reach. Why waste time trying to get your clothes fully on in the morning when you could be getting extra sleep???


    Promising review: "So in the old days, I rigged up a zipper puller with a paper clip and a string. I've found myself getting into all kinds of contortions trying to pull up zippers in public, so my curiosity was definitely piqued when I saw this little item. Lo and behold, it does exactly what it's supposed to do. This really is a life changing thing for me. Now I don't have to choose my dresses according to whether or not my spouse is home to help me zip!" —Vicky Embrey

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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