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    Updated on Aug 4, 2020. Posted on Aug 2, 2020

    28 Products You Need If You're Just Super Busy

    Let these things help you get through your to-do list in record time.

    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 John Frieda hot air brush that'll give you a salon-level blowout in record time.

    reviewer shows one side of their hair looking frizzy and wavy and the other half looking silky smooth and straight
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blow-dryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A pair of mop slippers to take care of dirty floors while you scurry around the kitchen each morning.

    reviewer wears bear slippers with mop soles
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I buy mopping slippers. Yup, that's right. This isn't my first pair. So why do I like mopping slippers? I have a 2-year-old, and they're great for mopping up little splashes. Drops of water from doing dishes and the extra padding is nice. No paper towels wasted and it's immediate. Plus these are cute. You have to have a sense of whimsy for this functional novelty item. My last pair did not have this detachable mopping bottom. I enjoy washing both parts because I think it's cleaner but it's a nice feature." —G. Kim

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 4–10 and 13 styles).

    3. A portable cereal cup that lets you eat your breakfast on the move, no spoon or bowl needed.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My kids always want cereal in the morning but they move slower than a snail in molasses. I bought this and loved it so much I bought a second one. They eat on the way to school so they are happy and I don’t have to yell at them quite so much to hurry up so I’m happy too. Highly recommend!!" —Megan Twiddy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    4. An eyeliner with a triangle-shaped stamp so you can just stamp and go. No more erasing and retrying one million times!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You get two dual-sided pens: one each with the left and right wings. The other sides have straight eyeliner.

    Promising review: "I've tried the taping method, tried normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot... It's not like my hopes were high since nothing else has been efficient or worked as it should. But to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect aside from needing to connect it to my current liner. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES...LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There was no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line." —LadyMeow

    Get the set of two pens on Amazon for $14.97.

    5. An egg cooker you can count on to not mess up the hard boiled eggs again.

    egg cookers lined up
    Amazon

    Oh, you wanted soft-boiled? It can do that too. Poached? Sure, get fancy. Scrambled! Yep!!!! Now you can have scores of deviled eggs at home instead of reluctantly overpaying $6 for one at a restaurant. It has a poaching tray, omelet tray, six-egg holder, measuring cup, recipe book, and recipe database access.

    BuzzFeed actually tested it out and loved it.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.55+ (available in two colors).

    6. A 13-pocket purse organizer that'll let you seamlessly move all your belongings from one tote to another.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I travel a lot and like to use totes rather than a handbag. The challenge is keeping that open space organized — everything falls to the bottom of the tote! This organizer is perfect. A firm felt fabric holds my phone, papers, cosmetics, pen, notebook, etc., without any issues retrieving any of them. It also has a clip-on strap that attaches to my keys, and it's long enough to reach from inside my tote to unlock the door! So clever and very handy. The center section of the organizer is a removable zippered pouch that could be used as a smaller organizer in another bag or can be removed if I have a larger item to carry in the center of the bag. The organizer also works great for moving from tote to tote. It's the right size and height. All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

    7. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets possibly made out of fairy dust, because they'll totally wipe away years of grime in mere minutes.

    before: brown cup, during: fizzy water in cup after: clean cup
    amazon.com

    Just fill your dirty mug with water, add a tablet, let fizz for half an hour, and then rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before and afters.

    8. A coffee chiller that will turn your drinks frosty cold in just 60 seconds. Never again will you put a drink in the freezer and forget about it. 😬

    coffee pours into black insulated cup that says hyperchiller
    Amazon

    You can either brew your hot coffee directly into it or pour coffee from a mug or cup into the carafe. All you need to do is fill this with water, put it in the freezer, and it'll be ready when you want to use it!

    Promising review: "This product is a must-have for iced coffee lovers on a budget. Using this avoids the sour flavor of cooling coffee, so it definitely replaced my trips going to a cafe and ordering coffee. I calculated how much I spend on coffee in a cafe vs. using this machine. Overall, a year of buying coffee outside would cost me $1,200-1,3000, which is a huge number. Using this with ground coffee from the super market reduces the spending to less than $100, which is a a huge save!" —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $52.95.

    9. A set of self-tying shoelaces so you don't have to trouble yourself with laces.

    sneakers with stretchy laces
    Amazon

    Hello, these have over 11,000 5-star reviews. That's a lot of happy feet!

    Promising review: "In 10 years, this is only my second review. These have blown me away to the point that I had to share an unexpected benefit. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot's lace tension each time. The Lock Laces looked like they could save me some time, if not saving time to adjust the tension, at least saving time on tying. Well the results are better than I imagined. I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tightness. The Lock Laces are stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to allow my feet out when I try to get them off. Another added benefit is that they make walking and simply wearing my boots more comfortable." —John C

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 12 colors).

    10. A handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed. Those hungry puppy dog eyes aren't fooling anyone now, Fido!

    device that says "did you feed the dog?' with switches for each day a.m. and p.m.
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    11. A veggie chopper to make quick work of your prep work.

    youtube.com

    Think about how much time you'll be saving! So much!!!! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.

    Promising review: " The chopper is heavy duty, and stainless steel. It's very sharp! It's easy to use by pushing products through. Everything comes out in even pieces and looks fantastic." —Chelsea H

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    12. A mini fabric steamer that takes way less time to set up than an iron and ironing board.

    amazon.com, BuzzFeed

    Reviewers say this thing heats up reeeally quickly.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice this is a must-buy!"—Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    13. A magnetic meal planning pad with a detachable shopping list so you don't have to hem and haw about what to make for dinner.

    magnetic pad on fridge that has section for week's meals and a section for shopping list
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    14. A self-cleaning litter box, because if robots are gonna steal all our jobs, they might as well start with the worst ones.

    cat leaves litter box
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I live in a one-bedroom apartment and this thing is a godsend! No matter what room the litter box was in, it managed to stink up the ENTIRE apartment. Not anymore! I really like the crystal litter (it does a better job of odor control than clay litter) and I'm so happy I don't have to scoop anymore. I hated that job and after scooping, the clumps went into my wastebasket, where they just sat for days and continued to stink up the apartment. The crystal litter dries everything out, so no smell at all." —Elizabeth R

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    15. An effective hair catcher that'll grab loose hairs before they can slip down the drain and wreak havoc on your plumbing.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "No seriously — this is amazing. I have long hair and recently had a baby. It's a wonder I still have any hair based on the clumps I see falling out on a regular basis. This means the poor tub drain is getting clogged all the time, and we're spending ridiculous amounts of time trying to clear it out. I figured if this even worked to catch half of my hair then it would be worth its salt. Holy moly. When they say it catches every hair they aren't kidding. We clean it off about twice A WEEK! And when they say it's easy to clean, they are right again. A swipe with toilet paper and the hair blob comes right off. I've already told so many people about this product because I love it so much. Fantastic!!!" —sasamo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97+ (available in six colors).

    16. A rice cooker so you can set it and forget it — no more scraping burnt rice off the bottom of your pot!

    rice cooker
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great little rice cooker for making small portions. My first batch of rice came out too wet and the steam vent overflowed so on my second batch I added less water than recommended and the rice came out perfect." —Ivan

    Get it from Amazon for $24.02+ (available in three sizes).

    17. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of your oven from any overflow/oozing. Just take it out to wash and put off deep cleaning your oven until...forever.

    liner catches oil from pie
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    18. An undemanding journal that just requires a single line each day. It's a five-year journal so you can compare your growth over the half decade. I have nothing to report from this last decade, so maybe it's time to record this upcoming one.

    the journal
    Amazon

    Promising review: "You will never regret buying this journal. I have always been a huge proponent of journaling. I journal everyday. I reread my old journals weekly. I love writing. This journal is a great way to ease yourself into journaling if it is an idea you’re exploring but are nervous to completely delve in. It is a huge commitment; I won’t lie, I occasionally go a few days without writing a few words. But being able to compare the years throughout your life is amazing. I wish I’d been doing this since I learned to write. If you’re thinking about getting this journal, do. It is my most prized material possession." —Samantha Bone

    Get it from Amazon for $11.17.

    19. A pack of Affresh tablets to make sure the thing making your dishes clean is also clean. With minimal effort, of course.

    model adds tablet to soap compartment on dishwasher
    Amazon

    Read our review of Affresh cleaning tablets!

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    20. A breakfast sandwich maker that cooks every part of the sandwich at once and then neatly stacks them together so you can eat a tasty sando in record time.

    sandwich maker
    Hamilton Beach

    Promising review: "I must admit I thought this seemed gimmicky — until I tried it. Super easy to use, easy to wipe up, and makes a delicious piping-hot breakfast sandwich every time. So fun to dream up new variations. Come up with your toppings as it heats, let it cook for five minutes, and voila, breakfast is ready! We use it almost every day now. The only con I can think of is that it doesn't fit a full-size bagel. Guess we'll get the mini bagels instead. Crumpets work fine and if you cut the corners off your bread that works great, too." —Karen Bramblet

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    21. A car seat gap filler so you never again have to fully go spelunking to find your phone after it falls through the cracks yet again.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A set of foam curling rods that promises to give you an amazing heads of curls while you sleep. Beauty sleep is a real thing!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these things! I had curls that lasted the entire day!! My hair dries straight, it’s thin and doesn’t typically hold curls for more than an hour or two. But when I used these, I only had them in for four hours and they still held the curls until I went to bed that night — they survived a day at Disneyland! I didn’t even use hair spray or any type of holding product for that matter. I need to keep these babies in all night and see how they hold!" —Sarah Savin

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    23. An under-the-desk elliptical or bike pedaler so you can get some exercise and some work done at the same dang time.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Get the elliptical from Amazon for $349+ (available in three colors) or get the pedaler from Amazon for $39.99.

    24. A dry shampoo for cats, because we all know Socks is not going to take a bath willingly.

    model administers foam from can on top of cats head
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this stuff! It makes cleaning my disabled cat so much easier! It's all natural ingredients make it smell good without being overpowering or harsh on my kitty's skin. My Willie-bean doesn't even mind me using on her!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    25. A doggy foot cleaner to quickly get your pup's paws squeaky clean so they can get back to lounging on your furniture instead of the expensive pet bed you got them.

    dog puts paw into tube with silicone bristles
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was ridiculous. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors).

    26. Slow cooker liners so you don't have to yank the heavy pot out of the cooker to clean it. Bags! Gotta love 'em.

    slow cooker divided into two dips thanks to the two liners
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant Crock-Pot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your Crock-Pot needs. Simply place it in your Crock-Pot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.60.

    27. Busy Beauty's showerless shave gel for anyone who wants to shave their legs but doesn't have time to jump in the shower.

    can of shave gel that says busy beauty showerless shave gel
    instagram.com

    It's formulated with ginger root oil to reduce irritation and inflammation (aka razor burn and ingrowns), plus tea tree oil, which has antibacterial properties. Just rub the leftover product into your legs as a moisturizer.

    Promising review: "I always forget to shave when I go to the gym. This product is great for a pre-workout shave! I have sensitive skin and I am always apprehensive with new products, but I'm so glad I gave this a try! Usually when shaving I get a lot of razor burn, but with this gel it really reduces any irritation and I get no more red bumps!" —Meg Tracy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    28. And a folding board that lets you harness the tools of the retail professionals and get perfect and fast folds every time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband can not stop folding T-shirts! He looks forward to doing laundry now. It's a great product and so easy to store and use!" —Krista

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

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