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    27 Things To Make Your Life A Whole Lot Less Stressful

    These products will give you peace of mind when you are stressed out of your mind.

    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. 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 shut off at a specific time is also convenient for other things. For example, anything you may forget to turn off (a flatiron 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 $10.99.

    2. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses for reducing digital eye strain. If you sit in front of a computer for hours on end, then these are for you! They can leave your eyes feeling less dry and tired by filtering out short wavelength blue light emitted by screens.

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    I use blue light-blocking glasses everyday at work, and they've significantly helped my eyes and headaches. I used to get so stressed sitting in front of a computer because I knew I'd feel terrible in about two hours flat. With the glasses, I can focus more on work and not on the mega-migraine that's (no longer) approaching.

    Promising review: "Everyone knows from previous reviews that these glasses are unique and high fashion. I wanted to add that they do indeed block blue light. I am a graduate student and look at computer screens, iPad screens, and Powerpoint presentations all day. My eyes feel less dry and tired at the end of the day. I used a blue light filtering testing kit that came with a different pair of glasses and these passed. The glasses are on the heavy side but comfortable and have a solid, un-cheap feel." —SSMax

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three colors).

    Check out our review of the blue light–blocking glasses for more info!

    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 $12.50 (also available to purchase in multipacks).

    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 cat and/or dog 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 L'Oreal Paris clay mask so you can kiss dull skin and impurities goodbye. Stress can heavily impact your skin (hello hormonal acne), so you should treat it well to keep your complexion even, bright, and blemish-free.


    With five different treatments available, you can buy them separately, or pair them together.

    Promising review: "I bought this mask two and a half weeks ago and have used it three times a week. As a busy mom that doesn't always take care of herself, I feel like this has really given me that feeling of giving something back to myself! I have had a very noticeable difference in my skin. It's glowing, clear, and just very well rested looking! It's worth the money." —JaxG

    Get it from Walmart for $8.99+ (available in five treatments for different skin concerns).

    For more options check out the best face masks you can get on Amazon.

    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 $8.08.

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

    7. 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 $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    8. 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 $18.26.

    9. 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 $19.97.

    10. 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.

    11. 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 $22.99+ (available in three colors).

    12. 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. Adulting!!


    Promising review: "The spiral binding, hard cover, clear pocket for important items, and tabbed months are all wonderful pluses. This is an example of going the extra mile to please customers. Planners are necessary for my doctor appointments. I have been using a one for four years and counting. I really appreciate all the extra features this planner comes with." —Marcy A Shuler

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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

    13. A lava stone diffuser necklace, because sometimes you need a few deep inhales of lavender during the day to reduce feelings of anxiety. The stone is absorbent and will hold aromas for extended amounts of time.


    Just put a few drops of your essential oil directly onto the stone before wearing!

    Promising review: "I really love this. Wearing it around my neck helps me to make sure the oils are right under my nose for inhalation." —Jennifer L. Blake

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99. And check out this pack of essential oils from Amazon for $11.99.

    14. 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 $8.04 (available in TONS of scents).

    15. Dr. Tung's tongue cleaner that'll help rid of nasty breath so you don't have to ferociously chew gum before a big meeting. Or panic when you realize you finished that pack of mints you keep in your desk drawer.

    The curved stainless steel edge is smooth against your tongue, removing bacteria without causing irritation.

    Promising review: "Besides its obvious purpose, this item is really fun to use! I also like the consequences; I get to see the 'stuff' on the metal piece when I scrape it which tells me I'm taking crap off my tongue. And then my tongue also feels scraped, which makes me feel like I did something more than just some kind of toothpaste or mouthwash to generally keep my mouth clean (which hasn't worked before). I think the feeling of having done something specific to keep your mouth clean is an important aspect of having confidence in your breath. After having bad breath for a while, no matter whether my mouth is clean or not, I shy away from talking directly at people. But this helps remove some of my doubts and act like a normal human being again."Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $2.50 (also available in multipacks).

    And check out our full spotlight of Dr. Tung's tongue cleaner here.

    16. 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: "Great product. I frequently walk my seven-month-old Doberman puppy at night due to my schedule. Often times I let him run around the park off-leash, but it’s impossible to see him in the dark. One night I saw another dog with a light around his neck similar to this product so the owner told me she got it from a local store and she paid $10 for one single light with no battery replacement. I went on Amazon to find a cheaper version and this was the best option I found. It has been great so far. I clip it onto my dog's collar and it works perfectly. We have been using it for the past few months every night for about one to two hours and we still have not needed to replace the light. I think this package will be able to last his whole doggy life. The color is very bright and his puppy friends can spot him from the parking lot." —Gina

    Get six lights (with extra batteries) from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A two-week free trial from ClassPass, because one of the best things for releasing stress is working out! Producing endorphins (also considered natural painkillers) can make your body feel stronger, improve sleep, and make you feel happier.


    ClassPass is a fitness membership that provides access to a network of studios around the globe. You can take cycling classes, strength-based classes, yoga, pilates, boxing, and so much more!

    It's customizable to your lifestyle and a great option for those always on-the-go. I've had it for over a year now, and really love it. The phone app is user-friendly and allows me to filter classes based on my preferences and location. I can easily keep track of my upcoming classes, see what instructors are teaching each class, and what the class entails.

    Sign up for your two-week free trial here. Once your two-week free trial is over, you have the option of rolling into a billable membership (prices vary based upon plan and location).

    And check out my full review of the ClassPass membership here.

    18. And to pair with your new fitness membership, 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 $29.99 (available in 34 styles).

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

    19. 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 $12.26.

    20. 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.

    21. 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 $6.99 (also available as 40 caps).

    22. 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.

    23. 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 $17.99.

    24. An investing 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+.

    25. 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.

    26. 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.


    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 $24.99+ (available in four styles and packs).

    27. 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 $60+ (available in standard or king size).

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

    And if none of these products help, there's always margaritas.

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