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    28 Things To Help You Convince Yourself You're Actually Good At Being An Adult

    Being an adult is hard, these things will make it suck less.

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    1. A foldable cutting board so after you chop your veggies you can easily transport them to the pan. It's time to stop sliding them off of your cutting board with your knife and only half of 'em actually making it into the pan...

    Foldable cutting board transporting veggies to pan
    Amazon

    This board features a textured knife-friendly surface so you can chop away and then folding sides so transporting your ingredients safely and efficiently to the pan. (Sorry pups, no more grabbing the fallen scraps that end up on the floor.)

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

    2. A Magic Bullet blender that'll help you do some of the most mundane tasks like chopping onions or pureeing avocados.

    a model blending fruit in the magic bullet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product will change your life. When I’m at work I would only have 15 minute breaks and I would quickly stress what I would eat in that short time. This Magic Bullet allows me to make smoothies, dips, etc., and pre-pack my foods so I can eat healthier on the go. If you’re thinking about getting this blender, don’t hesitate!" —Valyncia Blackston

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    3. A Proscenic M6 PRO vacuum that works on bluetooth and syncs up to an app so you can tell it ~exactly~ where you want it to clean. This means you can kick your feet up and finish that new TV show you've been bingeing while your robot friend does the vacuuming and mopping for you!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    This vacuum syncs up to an app on your phone that'll show you a real-time map of your space. If you're only looking to clean one particular area, you can select it in the app and your vacuum will go to town! Whenever the battery level gets low it will make it's way back to the charging dock for a quick recharge and then get back to work after. You can vacuum and mop with this so depending on your chores for the day, this li'l guy can get the work done.

    I personally own this vacuum and I can tell you it works. It works in zig-zag motions to ensure a thorough clean and it picked up a large amount of dust and debris that were sitting on my kitchen floors. It also has a few different noise settings so if you want it to be on the quieter side you can select that option. This is great if you live in a small space and keeping a large vacuum just isn't in the cards with your closet space. Plus this will do the vacuuming for you (a mundane task if you ask me, lol), so you can spend more time on other things. The app is pretty user friendly and I look forward to taking this with me when I move into an apartment space!

    Get it from Amazon for $369.

    4. A sandwich bag organizer so you can toss away the boxes and have them sorted by size. The next time you need a bag for your leftovers, selecting the correct sized bag will be much easier.

    sandwich bag organizer
    TeamSipCreations / Etsy

    TeamSipCreations is a small business based out of Hurricane, Utah that specializes in an array of wooden-made goods.

    Promising review: "This organizer fits perfectly in my kitchen drawer. I love it! A pleasure to do business with this shop." —Heidi MacDuff

    Get it from TeamSipCreations on Etsy for $26.99.

    5. An adjustable blind duster to clean tough-to-reach places like blinds and car vents from the rogue dust that can start to build up over time.

    blind duster cleaning the blinds
    Amazon

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

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

    6. A magnetic key holder because it's finally time to stop losing your keys and having a mild crisis when trying to retrace your steps.

    cloud key holder holds car keys
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of the most useful purchases I've ever made on Amazon. I use it every single day to hang my keys. I've had it for at least half a year now it seems. It hasn't lost any magnetism and it holds my car keys, remote start, USB, rewards/gift cards, house and work keys, etc. I'm in love." —Makenah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    7. A hanger stacker because fumbling for one out of a pile of them is like finding a needle in a haystack. Make the search for a hanger hassle-free.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have lots of those velvet skinny hangers. I love them. But I don't love them lying around the bedroom. They're so thin that they get lost on the bed easily, and I even sometimes can't see them when they're on the floor — I've stepped on several and broken them. I wanted a way to corral them all when I found this. For the price, you really can't beat it! My hangers are organized and in one location. The stand is sturdy and practical. I'd buy another one again if I needed it!" —Auburn Sky

    Get it from Amazon for $18.54+ (also available in packs).

    8. A pack of stainless steel cleaning wipes so all of your appliance can stay streak, smudge, and fingerprint free.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain, my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures (above), after just a few minutes of cleaning, my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.63.

    9. A shoe organizer — perfect for rooms where you don't have a ton of closet space and want to maximum the under-bed room you have. This will keep shoes safely stowed and organized whenever you're looking for that one specific pair.

    under bed shoe storage organizer
    Amazon

    It has 12 slots! Reviewers use this for shoes, scarves, sweaters, you name it.

    Promising review: "At first I really disliked and was thrown off that this doesn't have any cardboard support in the separators like I have had in the past. But turns out it's been actually super helpful as I use this for my shoes I use less often, which are mostly big heels and shoes that don't exact fit in tiny box compartments. The flexibility of this organizer worked perfectly for me. There is a lot of extra give to be able to put in shoes that are weirdly shaped or too big and still be able to zip it closed with no problem." —Michelle Laughlin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A set of stainless steel curved hooks you can use to maximize various spaces in your home such as using them for hanging pots in the kitchen or hanging pants, belts, and bags in your closet.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am using most of these hooks to hang purses in a closet. It's much easier for me to reach and see them. I hang them from the bottom shelf and they are not taking up valuable shelf space. Others are being used in laundry room, hanging from a metal shelving unit." —Amy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.97.

    11. An over-the-door hamper to stop letting your laundry collect in a heap in the corner of your bedroom floor.

    hamper on bathroom door
    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you have someone in your household who constantly leaves clothes in the bathroom and you have no room for a hamper, this will be a LIFESAVER! It looks just like the picture and is good quality. It came with two door hooks, and it also has a zipper at the bottom to easily load the clothes in the washing machine! I would recommend!" —Taryn Weingardt

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in eight colors/patterns).

    12. A wine stain–removing spray that will work on fresh and old stains that may have made it onto your holy grail white top. Stop the panic before it begins with this spray.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent. This takes care of any stain so fast and efficiently, it's become a party trick. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.25.

    To learn more, check out our review in "We Tested Gadgets For People Who Suck At Cleaning, And Here's What Actually Worked".

    13. A multi-outlet wall adapter to keep power strips off your floor, which can be a bit of an eyesore, and all of your wires from knotting together.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These adapters work great everywhere you need to add some extra outlet space. I have purchased 6 of these for my house because they work so great and aren't too bulky on my walls. Yes, they do protrude from the walls, but they aren't an eye sore. I have every outlet used on the one in my office room. I also put these in my bedroom, living room, and bathroom. Have had zero issues with them since owning them for over 6 months." —Kenny RN

    Get two-pack from Amazon for $10.27 (available in three colors).

    14. A windshield defogger sponge in case it gets so cold while you're driving and the heat is making your car windows get all blurry. It can be used wet or dry and won't scratch your windows.

    windshield defogger sponge used on car windows
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is my second purchase of the windshield cleaner. These are great for when your windshield is fogged up on the inside and your heater isn't warm enough to do anything about it. Sure, you can use your jacket sleeve, but this does it so much better." —RaiderSixx

    Get it from Amazon for $5.25.

    15. A two-in-one soap dish and dispenser that'll house your sponge and distribute the perfect amount of soap with a simple press.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Picked this product up for a good place to keep my sponge for the kitchen without just sitting it on the counter. This works well for that but the plus is that this holder also dispenses soap!! SO all I have to do is press down on the sponge before picking up my sponge and I now have a sponge with soap that's ready to use with the use of only one hand! I think this is an innovative item and it has worked well for us since we had it these last 10 days!" —Darius Carter

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A wood polish and conditioner so you can make your wood cabinets and tables ~spotless~. It enhances the natural beauty and depth of the grain in finished and unfinished wood.

    A before and after of a wooden table where the polish was used to clean
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places, we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were, and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand-new. I'm buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.20.

    17. A portable label maker if you need a new way to keep things organized in your home. Whether it's products on your vanity, things in your pantry, or labeling your charging cables (lord knows we mix those up constantly) this will be your new go-to device.

    amazon.com

    Get some cute label stickers for refilling here.

    Promising review: "I was so surprised this pocket size label maker is so easy to use and it can even print other languages. Now I can also carry it to meet my customers with this tiny label maker and make some impressive labels right away even with their preferred language on the products, filing folders, etc." —Andrew

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in four colors).

    18. An over-the-seat car trash bag in case you tend to stuff all those used napkins and empty chip bags in your door compartments. This will help keep your car spotless.

    TheModMobile / Etsy, TheModMobile

    TheModMobile is a small business based in Winsted, Connecticut and also has matching steering wheel covers so both your trash bag and wheel can twin!

    Promising review: "This fabulous litter bag has revolutionized my driving experience. I'm no longer drowning in a sea of toddler debris! Beautifully constructed and the perfect size. Thanks :)" —Jordana Wilson

    Get the sunflower one from TheModMobile for $20.

    19. An iPad case with additional storage pockets (including an apple pencil/stylus slot!) so you can keep you WFH-needs with you wherever you go. It's wellpadded so you won't have to worry about it getting crushed in your bag.

    Ipad case with organization pockets for cords and notebooks
    DubuDumo / Etsy

    Case fits iPad 11" and 10.5".

    DubuDumo is a small business with some of the cutest stationary and accessories imaginable. How CUTE is this washi tape?

    Promising review: "Great case! Well-padded and lots of pockets. The elastic on the spine for the Apple Pencil even fits my pencil with a silicone sleeve on it! My iPad fits very nicely in the sleeve, even with a thin case on it as well. 😊" —Karen McElheny

    Get it from DubuDumo on Etsy for $38.70 (available in four colors/patterns).

    20. A smart fragrance diffuser that syncs up to an app on your smartphone where you can decide how much fragrance is diffused. You can also set up GPS so it knows when you leave the house and shuts off accordingly. They also just released some Frozen 2 scents for any Disney fan who wants their space to smell all kinds of magical. ✨

    pura homefragrance and frozen 2 scents bundle
    Pura

    I LOVE this diffuser. It's so fun and convenient being able to decide how much of a certain fragrance I want diffused in my space. You can control it from anywhere as long as you have your phone, especially if you leave for a bit and don't want it wasting any of your precious scents. It also has a cool night light that changes colors!

    Get the Frozen 2 diffuser and scents from Pura for $70.40 (originally $80).

    21. A voice- and motion-controlled trash can for moments when you don't have a free hand to throw away the plethora of trash you're trying to carry over to the garbage.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed / Via instagram.com, simplehuman / Via instagram.com

    Simplehuman also makes custom-fit liners for each of their trash cans, which fit perfectly in the can's back compartment and conveniently dispenses from inside the can.

    Promising review: "Sleek and stylish. Reduced touch reduces spread of germs. My children used to get the worst stuff all over my previous can, now with no touch the exterior of the can my trash can stays clean which is very hard with four children." —Katie W.

    Get it from Simplehuman for $200.

    22. A handy cable organizer to keep your charging cables organized and color coded so you never confuse the phone charger for your headphones charger again.

    Several multicolored leather cord organizers arranged in a circle
    Darrell Standing / Etsy

    Darrell Standing is a small business based in Ukraine and offers a variety of leather handmade goods such as notebook covers and keychains.

    Promising review: "Incredibly fast shipping! These leather cord holders/keepers are great. They are very soft and the snap seems sturdy. No more using twist ties to hold my charger cords. Seller included a personalized note and a couple of extra goodies." —Kim

    Get it from Darrell Standing on Etsy for $3.90+.

    23. A portable charger because the frustration of your phone dying when you're not near a wall outlet is the struggle of all struggles. This can charge your iPhone up to an estimated eight times, *GASPS*.

    Portable charger in black
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CHARGER! I used to have an older version/model with less charging power which we ran to the ground in a few years. We do Facebook live, lots of pictures and videos. We also have iPads and a Samsung tablet. Not to even mention the many times we've bailed our friends out of not having a charger nearby hahahaha. This charger is amazing. It does take a bit to charge, at least 12 hours + but when it does, even a heavy user like myself has juice for at least a week. I love the IQ feature which to me means, it knows when charging is needed so it turns on and off and you don't have to worry about turning it on or off or worrying about it losing its charge for nothing. That's peace of mind. I love that it has two USB ports to charge two devices at once and I love the charge level indicators." —HonestP

    Get it from Amazon for $36.79+ (available in four colors).

    24. A set of cable clips to prevent those knots that somehow magically appear in your USB chords out of nowhere.

    cable clips used to hold tech chords
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These little cable organizers are something I've imagined and wanted for keeping my charging cables tidy for a long time. I've rigged up binder clips and random DIY solutions to this problem on occasion, but these clips are perfect for the job. The 16-piece set is more than adequate for my needs – and there are a lot of options included for different situations (one cable, two cables, three cables, five cables). They are made out of a sturdy yet flexible rubber and have a 3M adhesive pad on the back. They seem to attach in a strong fashion, and because the cables that fit in the slots aren't going to be that heavy anyway, the adhesive seems more than adequate for the job. Overall, this 16-piece set is a fantastic value for the price and most likely handle any cable organizing needs I have for years to come." —Bridgie

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $6.99 (available in black, white, and colorful options).

    25. Powerizer Complete Pods — a two-in-one pod that can be thrown in with your clothes and also popped in your dishwasher. One simple pod that can work in the washing machine AND the dishwasher? Now that's efficiency.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These pods lived up to its claim for cleanliness as for a laundry booster. I have hard water and when my fave liquid hard water laundry was not available; I gave these a try. The clothes did appear brighter after a normal 45 minute load. I like that these are multi-purpose. I have yet to try the other methods but I feel confident that it will perform well to brighten surfaces and remove stains." —Jessica

    Get a pack of 42 pods from Amazon for $15.99.

    26. A MagSafe charger you can keep on your WFH desk so you can stop playing the game called "my phone is running low on battery." This will help you keep your phone charged at all times since all you have to do is simply lay your phone on top (and your phone is probs sitting on your desk next to you anyway...).

    Sonix magsafe charger
    Sonix

    Promising review: "What can I say? This literally completed my WFH experience....every morning I snap my phone on this charger and do everything without worrying about having charge or not." —Theocgal

    Get it from Sonix for $30.

    27. A mini UV light toothbrush cover for helping disinfect your toothbrush head from the potential germs that can fester on your vanity. The rechargeable case will give you up to 30 cleanings on one full charge!

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Great. I'll take these with me anywhere. Put them in my purse and use them on my toothbrush when I'm traveling or just use it at home. Great idea and I already use a uv light in my house for we will disinfecting. This will be perfect for my toothbrush." —Lorina Rae McMinn

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    28. Cloud air-vent clips to use as mask holders so you'll never be caught without it again. (OR, just get these because they look cute.)

    cloud air vent clips
    hapoy2gether / Etsy

    hapoy2gether is a small business that features a TON of air vent clips you can choose from to accessorize your car with. Just LOOK at these cute cloud ones!

    Promising review: "These are literally the cutest things ever! They add so much to a car and just are so simple and cute." —Kennedy

    Get a set of five from hapoy2gether on Etsy for $17.95.

    At least these products will make it less sucky...

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