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    29 Things To Get You Voted "Most Likely To Survive Adulthood"

    Adulthood: the land of favorite grocery stores and stove top burners.

    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 clean/dirty dishwasher magnet so you're never again caught without a clean dish to eat from (goodbye paper plates). All you have to do is slide it from side to side to keep track of your dishwasher status.


    This may also help motivate you to empty the dishwasher once it's run. No promises, but fingers crossed.

    Promising review: "My husband could never see the little green dot on our dishwasher indicating the dishes were clean and would inevitably put dirty dishes in with the clean ones. For years I would put a sticky note or something similar outside the dishwasher to indicate they were clean, but I got tired of that. This magnet is perfect. It is big so you can't miss it. It is a magnet so it can be easily removed when cleaning. The slider is solid and easy to move. It is much bigger and heavier than I expected. I'm very satisfied and wish I would have discovered this long ago." —Sheryl H

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (also available as a set of two).

    2. Bed sheet fasteners to help you neatly make your bed (possibly for the first time in your life). The metal clips grasp onto your fitted sheet so it stays in place no matter how much you toss and turn.


    Promising review: "I hate a messed up bed. But these clips are amazing. By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress, you can fasten these clips quickly and easily. Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric." —Steven P. Gray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    And to find out where to buy the best bedding possible, click here.

    3. Charcoal air fresheners for your shoes or gym bag that'll banish all smelly smells that embarrassed you in the past. They'll absorb excess moisture, preventing mold, mildew, and bacteria build-up.


    These fresheners can last up to two years! To keep them at their best, put them in the sun once a month.

    Promising review: "Our boys play a lot of sports, but we bought these specifically for our teenage son's soccer cleats. We tried spray and sneaker balls, but they didn't touch the smell. His cleats were so gross if he took them off in the car I had to roll down the windows. When these bags are in, you can't smell the cleats. If you stick your nose up in his shoes they still have an odor but I feel like they are constantly having to battle the funk so they are doing a great job. He can also stick his cleats in his bag and not make all his kits smell. These are definitely worth the purchase." —Aimee

    Get two from Amazon for $9.95+ (available as a four or six pack).

    And click here to check out more solutions for smelly feet.

    4. An 11-piece, non-stick Tasty cookware set that'll help you whip up the most delicious meals so you can minimize that Seamless bill. Hello, meal prepping.


    This set includes a 9.5" fry pan, an 11" griddle pan, a 1.5-quart saucepan with glass lid, a 2.5-quart saucepan with lid, a 4-quart deep cooker with glass lid and helper handle, a 6-quart Dutch oven with glass lid, and a recipe booklet.

    The set is entirely dishwasher safe, the lids have steam vents, the handles are silicone to stay cool, and stainless steel induction bases work on all cooking surfaces and heat evenly.

    Promising review: "I bought this set about a month ago. I have to say that so far I am very impressed. So far I've made pork chops, burgers, steaks, beans, grilled cheese, etc...everything cooks well. These are extremely easy to clean. NOTHING has stuck so far. Even melted cheese comes right off! I am a single mom and there are not enough hours in a day, so fast clean up is definitely a plus. I bought this set and am using it at home just like any other customer. So far, I like these a lot and would recommend." —nybella17girl

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty line sold exclusively at Walmart for $79 (available in four colors). And to make meal prepping a real breeze, check out this magnetic menu board to hang on your fridge for your weekly meals and groceries.

    5. A high quality foam pillow, because those pancakes you slept on throughout college aren't cutting it anymore! This ventilated pillow will keep you cool, won't need constant fluffing, and will mold to the shade 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.

    6. A pack of Mighty Patch hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches to suck out all the pus and gunk from stubborn adult acne. Oh, you thought breakouts were just a teenage thing? Sigh., Amazon

    These patches are super effective and will lessen the appearance of breakouts overnight. You can apply the patch directly to the pimple before you go to bed and remove it in the morning. What's gross is that you can really see the pus and gunk on the patch when you take it off, so maybe don't look too closely. They also work 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 36 patches from Amazon for $12.50+ (available in two styles and as larger packs).

    And click here for drugstore products that'll actually fight acne.

    7. A mold and mildew gel remover that'll banish all grossness from the nooks and crannies of your bathroom. And yes, this task is up to you. The days of your mom cleaning your bathroom are long gone.

    The gel will cling to spots you apply it to, so it won't run down walls. It'll also help prevent mold and mildew from returning.

    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. Bottle-cleaning tablets to keep your water bottle sparkling, because hydration is actually a big fad of adulthood (who knew?!). These tablets are chlorine-free, require no scrubbing, and clean all types of containers.

    They're biodegradable, all-natural, and environmentally safe! They work on stainless steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.00+ (also available as 36 tablets).

    9. An incredibly effective, fume-free oven cleaner that'll cut through baked-on spills and grease so you don't shock guests the next time you open the oven during a dinner party. You host dinner parties now, remember?

    Save arm day for the gym...not your kitchen.

    Promising review: "Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! I had not cleaned my oven EVER. I simply sprayed it on, shut the door overnight, and wiped it off with paper towels. Now I don't have to dread cleaning the oven ever again! I can use this for everyday spot cleaning. I also used this on a broiler pan that would not scrub clean, even with steel wool. My Crockpot recipe leaked over the bowl and burned on inside heating chamber; I just sprayed, covered, wiped in morning. I plan on using this to clean the grill in the spring and I'm sure it will be a breeze.” —Andrew J.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    And click here for all-natural cleaning products people swear by.

    10. Divider sticky notes so you can keep track of all your errands, appointments, lunch dates, and shopping lists flawlessly. These tabs will transform your current planner into a multi-sectional dream.


    P.S. adulthood means scheduling your own doctor's appointments...sorry!!

    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle, and are 2.4 cm or about 0.8 inches in length. The paper note itself is 14.8 cm or 5.8 inches in length. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight." —Malik

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $3.71+ (available in packs of 1–12).

    11. A counter-sized LED Aerogarden to turn your meals into fresh, herb-infused masterful creations because you've now graduated past ramen and chicken nuggets. The device will even remind you when to water and feed your plants.

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    The energy-efficient LED lights automatically turn on and off, plus you receive

    Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil and Miracle-Gro plant food.

    Promising review: "I am growing peppers to distill into hot sauce at the moment. Sleek design, quick growth, and an amazing product for any amateur cook to have in their kitchen. There is nothing better than fresh herbs and this is the easiest and quickest way to grow them." —Andrew

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, sold exclusively at Macy's for $129.99 (originally $189.99, available in two colors).

    And to get started, here are some Aerogarden tips for beginners. Also, get a replacement seed kit, a cherry tomato seed kit, and a grow anything seed kit for $15.99 each (originally $24.99).

    For a full synopsis, check out our review of the Aerogarden!

    12. A handheld steamer that'll upgrade your business attire from wrinkled mess to professional in mere minutes. The steamer takes 30 seconds to heat up and can be used for 15 minutes at a time.

    This steamer will shut off after eight minutes of inactivity. It's suitable for a variety of fabrics including cotton, wool, polyester, plush, silk, fiber, nylon, velvet, and linen.

    Promising review: "What a great steamer! This is my first handheld unit. I've bought many expensive standup steamers and the biggest problem I have with them is the 'musty' smell they acquire over time. The bigger steamers also have a problem with the hose always getting in the way and also the unit tipping over. Not with this handheld unit. This thing works wonderfully, in vertical and horizontal motions. There is the power cord you have to be aware of, but I can tell you it's easy to deal with." —Chalma

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    13. A houseplant guide so you can keep your precious plants alive past a few weeks. Think of it as a step before a pet or a baby. If you can keep a plant alive, you probably will have more luck with a breathing human being!


    Promising review: "Until recently, I have never really paid attention to the individual needs of my house plants. I brought them home and tried to water them regularly. Their survival was more or less luck and I did not know why some of my plants thrived and others not. Over the past year I have become more interested in taking better care of my plants. This book gives me all the information I need in a cleverly organized and easy to understand way. I love the photo-index of all featured plants at the beginning of the book. This makes looking up a specific plant I already have very easy, even if I do not know its name. It is very helpful that care instructions for plants with almost identical needs are grouped together. I also like that the book names the top five plants for desks, sunny spots, bathrooms, low light areas, as well as the living room." —Gaby F.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90.

    14. A six-quart slow cooker to make meals with practically zero effort because, you're a busy adult who doesn't have time to cook a new meal every night. This one has a countdown clock so you can see exactly how much time is left for your meal.


    Once you buy your ingredients, you really just dump everything in and set your timer. Some recipes call for slight prep work, but it's truly minimal. You can cook on high or low (your recipe will instruct you which), and once that cook time is over, the slow cooker will switch to "keep warm." The lid will clip close for sealed cooking, and to clean, just remove the stoneware from the base.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this slow cooker. I will admit I am a slow cooker fanatic. With six kids slow cookers have been a staple of my life for some time. I cooked a beef roast in it today with canned peaches and the juice from those peaches to marinate it. I was able to cook it on low for the actual amount of time the recipe recommended and it came out so tender a knife wasn't even needed, you could just pull it apart with your fork. I loved the fact that it set to warm immediately after it was done cooking and that I didn't have to guess how much longer it would be until dinner was ready. I also LOVED the fact my kids could just look at the timer to see how long it would be until dinner was ready so they weren't asking me every 30 minutes. The eight-quart capacity is wonderful when cooking for a large family or a group. The features offer everything I could have asked for. If you're tired of wishing your slow cooker could offer you a bit more in terms of features and functions, this is definitely a great choice." —Phoenix

    Get a six-quart slow cooker from Amazon for $38.24.

    And for some recipe ideas, check out these cozy slow cooker dinners that basically cook themselves.

    15. And for your slow cooker, liners so you can minimize cleanup time post-meal. They'll prevent leaking fluids and spills — and hours of scrubbing.


    Before you add your ingredients, just line the stoneware pot with one of these. They fit a wide range of slow cookers and truly will make cleanup a breeze.

    Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! When the slow cooker came along it was supposed to make our lives easier. Just throw everything in it in the morning, let it cook all day, and dinner was ready when you got home. But then you had to soak it until the next day and scrub for what seemed to be an eternity. These liners make it so easy! You take it out after you're done cooking, rinse the crock pot out, dry it, and put it away. Cleaning now takes only three minutes." —Michele

    Get eight liners from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A Quip electric toothbrush that'll help you stay on top of your dental routine, because the manual one you've been using is definitely not effective enough. This toothbrush even provides fresh and clean heads every three months via a subscription.

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    Choose between a plastic toothbrush or one with a metallic finish, and it comes with the brush, a travel cover mount, a large toothpaste, and a travel-sized toothpaste. From there, you can opt into getting new heads (and batteries) shipped to you every three months. Or add on toothpaste! It's super quiet, is soft-bristled, and features a two-minute timer to ensure a full and complete brushing.

    Promising review: "I love my Quip toothbrush! It does an excellent job cleaning and taking care of my gums. I also love that there is no bulky charging base and cord that has to sit on my bathroom sink. The mirror mount works great. I was worried it would lose its ability to re-stick, but it hasn't! It reattaches strongly to the mirror each time I put it back. The metallic colors make no difference in performance, but they're so gorgeous you HAVE to spend a little extra for them! The brush head subscription plan is brilliant. I am expecting my first refill soon and I love that I won't have to keep using an old brush head until I remember to grab one from the store. Great style, great plan & great performance." —Amanda L.

    Get a starter set from Quip $25+ (available in plastic or metal options). Sign up for head and battery refills (every three months) from Quip for $5+ (toothpaste also available).

    This toothbrush was selected as our low-price pick for the best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    17. A drain clog remover so you don't have to drop big bucks (that you may not have yet) on a plumber. It'll snake its way through your drain, grabbing hair and grime with its textured edges along the way.


    You want to actually save your earnings, not spend them right away!!

    Promising review: "You will not regret buying these. They work SO well. I had constant draining issues in my shower and so I figured I would search 'hair drain' on Amazon. Lo and behold, there I was searching for tools to clean out my drain. I did not expect these drain snakes to work so well! They are made out of sturdy plastic and I was able to use it both on my shower AND my sink drains before being too grossed out and needing to throw it away." —Nhi

    Get three from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A high-performing knife set to keep in your kitchen for years to come. This one includes a pairing knife, a utility knife, and a chef's knife with carbon steel blades, pakkawood handles, and blade guards.


    Promising review: "I purchased these as a gift for my mom and she loves them! They are wood and steel, and the handles are really pretty. The guards fit nicely and the blades are very sharp. They're a great set for the price!"—MiVo

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, sold exclusively at Macy's for $39.99 (originally $57.99, for an additional 20%-off use code SHOP).

    19. Dishwasher cleaner tablets, because just putting things in the dishwasher for a quick spin may not be enough. *gasps*. Gross smells and lime can build up in your dishwasher, so these tablets will clean your machine for future spotless washes.


    As if adulthood isn't hard have to clean the things that clean other things. Because that makes sense!!!!

    Promising review: "I started getting white streaks all over my dishes. That never happened before. Thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. I kept getting clean dishes with this weird white film on them. I'd wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on. I found these tablets and gave them a try! And now my dishes are back to being spotless!" —Carey Holzman

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $5.96 (also sold as a two pack).

    20. A wall-mounted mail and key organizer to prevent the infamous "where the heck are my keys?" search just as you're about to head out the door. This one has five hooks and two pockets for important bills.


    All necessary wall mounting hardware is included!

    Promising review: "This caddy is very useful and helpful. Our entire family uses it to keep up with all of our various keys. We didn’t use the mounting kit that came with it because it was more convenient to just use command strips to avoid damaging the wall. We placed it directly behind our front door so that as soon as we walk in the door or prepare to leave home, we always know where our keys last were. We also used it as a reminder to mail or take various things out the door with us. It was worth the purchase." —Cali Gal

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

    21. A sturdy piece of Away luggage that won't lose a wheel while you're speeding to your boarding gate. It's an investment piece with a durable shell, ejectable battery, combination lock, and hidden laundry bag that you'll use for every future trip.


    Promising review: "Never have I taken a trip that was as smooth and easy as this last one with my Away bag. It held everything perfectly and orderly. The bag is beyond light so it was the first time I walked through airports and didn’t sweat and struggle with my bag. The design is FIERCE! Super stylish and even strangers were complimenting. The wheels are so smooth. And my favorite part of course is the battery pack. Not only does it charge my phone faster than any other charger I have; I was able to charge all of my devices on the one juice pack. Life saver. This is the smartest bag ever. Intelligently designed and perfect!" —Valerie R.

    Get the carry-on bag from Away for $225 (available with or without ejectable battery and in 10 colors). Upgrade to the bigger carry-on for $245.

    For even more, check out luggage options that'll make traveling so much easier. And check out a bunch of amazing travel essentials from BuzzFeed Reviews.

    22. A set of interlocking organizers to keep that infamous junk drawer clean so you don't have to spend an hour searching for a pack of nails, Tide pen, or super glue.


    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 $9.99+ (available to purchase in packs).

    And to really get your home in shape, check out the best organization products you can get on Amazon.

    23. An ethylene gas absorber so your produce stays 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.


    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 $18.26.

    24. A monthly budget planner that'll help you stay on track with your bills and expenses, leading to a less stressed you. You can record your financial goals, your strategy for the month, bill amounts, and total dollars spent.


    This planner will keep you totally organized and within your monetary means. It comes with stickers, an inner pocket for bills, a pen loop, and a user manual to get started.

    Promising review: "I love this financial tool. It has a template for a monthly calendar and room for monthly financial goals, income, expenses and debt payment. It also has a 'check register' to write down everyday expenses so I can see where my money is going, which is crucial when you’re starting a budget. I set this up for 2019 and I already paid off our smallest card thanks to this budgeting tool. Definitely recommend it if you’re wanting to create a budget and stick with it!" —Nora Y Dominguez

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    25. A Sona clitoral massager, because everyone needs a good release from the pressures of being a mature adult. It's also waterproof, has eight settings, and operates via sonic waves and pulses.


    Promising review: "I’ve had my Lelo for about three months now and I’m so happy I splurged. I can safely say I’ve gotten my money’s worth from it already! I’m not a fan of normal vibrators and clitoral stimulation is what works for me, so when I heard of the Sona, I figured why not give it a try. Some of the settings are quite intense, but others are just right. All you need is a few minutes with it on the right spot and that’s it. Prepare a day off in advance because you’ll want to use it again and again!" —Elchen

    Get it from Lelo for $69 (originally $149, available in three colors).

    26. A guide to wine so you can navigate your next alcohol purchase like a complete pro instead of guessing what bottle of red to enjoy with dinner. And to impress your friends and family with at the next sit-down meal, obvi.


    Promising review: "If you're a beginner like me, someone who loves drinking wine but doesn't completely understand it, this book with open your mind about wine in such an easy to follow way. If you're a wine lover, this book offers the greatest quick references to find what you're looking for. It features a great layout and design. Everything is presented in a way that just makes sense. In fact, just yesterday I was in a tasting room in Santa Barbara and with the knowledge I've picked up in this book, I realized I hated all the wines I was trying! Not just blanket snobbery either, I was actually able to tell what parts of the wine just weren't working for me. How great is that!" —John E-Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+.

    27. A bar cart to help you display all that fancy wine you bought and now know so much about, thanks to your trusty wine guide. Also, you can consider yourself a truly classy adult when you have a bar cart in your apartment.

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    It has two tempered glass shelves and wheels for easy transport.

    Get it from The Home Depot for $159.96+ (available in three colors).

    28. A set of organic wool dryer balls so you can reduce your drying time by 20-40%! And with minimal wrinkles, you won't have to iron items post-dryer.


    These balls are absolutely chemical-free unlike many dryer sheets. They're also reusable up to 1000+ loads of laundry. Damn.

    Promising review: "I love these!! I’m brand new to this concept and spent quite a bit of time researching which dryer balls to purchase. While the little faces on the balls add to the fun of using them, the real reason I selected these was because they are handmade by underprivileged women in Nepal for fair wages AND in ethical working conditions. I think that’s important. I purchased a set of the penguins and a set of the sheep design. I think these are awesome and I’m super happy with the quality and performance." —Patricia K.

    Get six from Amazon for $23.95. And if you're always searching for clean underwear, check out things that'll help you master the art of laundry.

    29. A cold brew maker, because buying another cup from Starbucks is slowly killing your wallet, although you most definitely need caffeine. The overall design is sleek with few parts so really, you can't mess the process up.

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    The filter is easy to remove and clean when needed. All you have to do is steep ground coffee in water overnight and boom, you've got a brew that can be served over ice.

    Promising review: "What can I say that hasn't been said? This thing is glorious. So fast to fill, so easy to empty the grounds, makes delicious cold brew out of even the cheapest ground coffee. I fill the filter up until I can only see about a half inch of the white at the top, run water over the grounds until pitcher is full, and return in 18-24 hours to remove filter. A pitcher of smooth and amazing cold brew to enjoy!" —Miki Laurent

    Get it from Amazon for $15.40+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    This was also selected as our low-price pick for the best cold brew coffee makers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    When you graduate college and officially cross that line into adulthood:

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