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    32 Products To Buy When You Decide To Try Out "Being Responsible"

    There comes a time in everyone's life when sleeping atop a mattress on the floor is no longer acceptable.

    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 "Make It Happen!" notepad so you can write out and visualize your goals, making it easier to plan your day.

    Promising review: "This notepad is absolutely great at helping me organize my life, and it's so cute! It also comes at a really reasonable price. Overall, I am extremely pleased with this product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.95.

    2. A handy little device that lights up to remind you to drink more water.

    Seriously, half of my life problems would be solved if I drank more water. Some reviewers say this device slides off their water bottle, but you can keep it in place with some velcro.

    Promising review: "Love this. I've had it a few months now, and the battery's still working. I bring this to work to make sure I drink water throughout the day. I highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in 10 colors).

    3. A watering can and spray bottle so you can be properly equipped when you finally try to take care of a thirstier plant than your cactus.,

    A cute watering can gets you excited to water plants and the spray bottle mists your plants to simulate rainfall. A happy plant is a slightly dampened plant!

    Get the watering can for $7.16 or the spray bottle for $8.98 from Amazon.

    4. A subscription to Care/Of, a service that sends you personalized vitamins every month, because it's time to start thinking about your body and all those vegetables you've been neglecting to eat.

    See BuzzFeed's glowing review and learn why this service is totally worth it.

    Get it from Care/Of for $5+/month.

    5. Speaking of neglected veggies, a fridge liner that keeps your drawers clean and your produce fresh for longer.

    Promising review: "Good product. It keeps my glass shelves clean and avoids scratches. I will continue to purchase these. Rather than putting these in the washer, I wash them by hand, then roll in a towel to remove moisture, and let dry flat. They turn out just like new!" —Lo

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $3.99.

    6. A snazzy electric toothbrush with a toothbrush head subscription that will remind you to actually replace the thing that goes into your mouth twice a day.

    BuzzFeed Reviews named Quip one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market!

    Get it from Quip for $25+ with $5 refills every three months (available in plastic or metal and six colors).

    7. A book on lagom, a Swedish lifestyle that values simplicity and balanced living.

    Promising review: "A wonderful look at the Swedish lifestyle known as lagom: a minimalist, mindful way of living. It's full of lovely traditions like coffee breaks known as fika and cherishing family time. It believes in quality over quantity and little waste when it comes to shopping. This was a lovely introduction to the lifestyle." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.18.

    8. A pair of cactus laundry balls so you can stop wearing wrinkled clothing all the time.

    The cacti are a little darker green in person.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8 (also available as hedgehogs or pufferfish).

    9. An online class at Udemy to improve your life, like beginner Spanish or a guide on decluttering your bedroom.

    Get the Spanish class for $11.99 or the de-cluttering class for $13.99 from Udemy. Find even more classes.

    10. A Nifty journal for getting your life so organized you won't even need to keep watching Nifty DIY videos (just kidding, it's impossible to ever stop).


    The journal comes in three themes: original, adulting, or parenting. They have guides, places to vent, and even coloring pages.

    Learn more about these helpful journals.

    Get the original, adulting, or parenting journals from BuzzFeed's Nifty shop for $22.95 each.

    11. A park of work out cards to help you mix up your routine from the comfort of your own home.

    Promising review: "For me the biggest hurdle to exercising is just getting my butt off the couch and these cards make doing a quick workout so accessible! Just shuffle the deck and commit to doing 10 cards with no breaks and you have a 15 minute HIIT workout! If you want to do a longer workout just pick out 4-5 cards of each color (muscle group) and that's great too! The best part is the pictures make the exercises very accessible. My 4-year-old has fun trying to replicate what's happening on the card while I work out in the living room." —Kaitlin Murphy

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59+ (available in three types).

    12. A five-ingredient cookbook for anyone who wants to start cooking but gets intimidated by long-as-heck ingredient lists.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.21, Barnes & Noble for $13.59, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    13. And a spice rack to get you started when you're ready to tackle more advanced recipes.

    The next time you want to make a mushroom gravy, you'll have Herbes de Provence right there! And chicken is going to taste so much better with a dash of rosemary. This tower comes with 20 jars of spices and FIVE YEARS of free spice refills. That means you can sprinkle your sea salt with the reckless abandon of Salt Bae.

    Promising review: "I'd been needing a spice rack for awhile so I could tame the conglomerate of spice jars in my pantry. Love it. Looks great, well-made, and rotates well. Plus it came with 20 filled spice jars. To be honest, there were six spices that I'd probably never use, so I just emptied those bottles and refilled them with some I'd get more use out of. Seriously good deal, as the price equates to roughly $1.40 per jar for the spices (which would cost substantially more at the supermarket) and would make this awesome rack virtually a free bonus." —Dan P. or Carol P.

    Get a rack with 20 spices for $40.08.

    14. A lightweight sunscreen that can be worn under makeup, because hi, the sun is not your friend and you need to protect your face from its evil rays.

    Promising review: "This is the best facial sunscreen I’ve ever tried. Goes on clear, keeps skin looking matte, and works great as a primer too! I got this as a sample and am definitely going to repurchase." —greenxtine

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    15. A rotating makeup organizer with room for (almost) all of your beauty items. You'll never have to dump out a makeup bag on your bed in search of a specific eyeliner ever again!

    Promising review: "I am in love with this thing. Whoever came up with it is a genius, OMG!!! This is the best thing I've bought from Amazon, and I am a weekly shopper. I have a small space right now and don't have anywhere to put most of my stuff, so this comes in handy. It fits the stuff that I use on a daily basis. Love it!!!!! Thank you." —Mom of 4

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three styles and two colors).

    16. Reusable beeswax wraps so you can stop using cling wrap all together.

    Promising review: "I love the flexibility and reusability of these wraps. This is large, but it's not quite large enough for several of the bowls I use. I especially love the light beeswax scent, and it doesn't mask any of the fragrance of the food I'm covering." —Lin

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.

    17. Closet organizers that separate your clothing by type, so getting dresses in the morning can be a little easier.

    It comes with 46 printed labels so it's a great fit for almost any closet.

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A pack of meal prep containers so you can bring a healthy lunch to work every day.

    Promising review: "Sturdier than I anticipated. The lid seals well, keeping the food in the different sections from mixing together. While they're cheap enough that I wouldn't worry about tossing them, they've rinsed easily so I'll definitely be getting multiple uses out of all of them." —J Danielle

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.87.

    19. Super strong, reusable grocery bags that are good for the environment and even better for your sanity — no more crying over spilled milk after your plastic bags ripped in the parking lot.

    Promising review: "These are very affordable, and hold far more groceries than I'd expected. I love that they stuff easily and unobtrusively into a jacket pocket when walking to a store, and the cotton material is very soft and comfortable to my hand." —Man in the Middle

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. A pack of fine colored pens to help you jumpstart your bullet journaling. I literally cannot think of anything more organized or responsible than neat and tidy journaling.

    Learn more about bullet journaling and also pick up a dotted notebook.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $5.95.

    21. A meal planning journal that lets you map out your meals for the week and even draft a shopping list. No more wandering the grocery store aisles in a daze and leaving with only a carton of raspberries, a hunk of cheddar cheese, and some Klondike bars.

    Promising review: "I love this little meal planner. It's the perfect way to set up your week. I recently joined weight watchers and it's great for what I need. I bought two with these because I'm training a friend on how to meal plan and she loves it too." —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    22. A watch-shaped sticky note to wrap around your wrist. It's like an advanced version of tying a string on your finger.

    Get a pack 100 sheets from Amazon for $7.95.

    23. A super intense alarm clock with a vibrating element so you'll never sleep through an interview or social obligation again.

    Promising review: "I basically sleep like a dead person, and I've tried EVERYTHING. I was tired (no pun intended) of sleeping through classes, work, and just about everything else, so I decided to give this one a try. I have slats under my mattress, so I had to put the bed shaker under my pillow instead — and I'm glad I did! The bed shaker feature works extremely well. If you're like me and you hit snooze while you're still sleeping without realizing it, YOU NEED THIS. The bed shaker will make you feel like you are falling off a mountain; it's very strong, and you may end up on the floor. Now on to the sound; this is the first alarm clock I have ever purchased that wakes me (and the rest of the neighborhood) up 100% of the time. I work full time on an ambulance, and honestly, I can't decide what's louder, my siren or this alarm clock! The very first time I used it, my neighbor came knocking on my door because it also woke him up. Sorry, Mr. D, but I'm keeping it." —TJ Fox

    Get it from Amazon for $31.19.

    24. A sneaker cleaning kit so you can bring old, dirty shoes back from the dead. This stuff pays for itself!,

    Promising review: "Even though the price is arguably very high for this small amount, not only does a little go a long way, but it works wonders. I recommend using a toothbrush for washing canvas that is near shoelaces because the included brush is very coarse and will tear up laces. I've washed eight pairs of shoes and only used about 1/10 of the bottle. Best cleaner I have ever used, buying again when I run out. I recommended to all." —Christian Medina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    25. A salad mason jar with a little container for your dressing so it doesn't get soggy in the fridge. Now what's your excuse for not bringing lunch to work?

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A Tile Mate you can keep track of on your phone. Clip it on to your keys, bag, dog, or whatever you're constantly misplacing.,

    This device connects to an app on your phone. You can see where it is on a map or make it start making noise so you can find it if you're nearby.

    Promising review: "I use it for my cat when we let her in the backyard. Sometimes she wanders off into the neighbor's yard but she has learned that when her collar starts singing that I’m looking for her. Keep in mind though that if you’re using this for an animal, you have to be in range of the tile to find it (which I’ve noticed is about 20 feet or so)." —Ctesta

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    27. A pack of colorful reusable straws so you can keep your lipstick intact while still being environmentally conscious. What could be more adult than that?

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three styles).

    28. A bottle of makeup brush cleaner, because dude.... your brushes are filthy.

    Promising review: "This cleaner really does a good job getting my brushes clean. It has a pleasant scent that's not overpowering at all. It also washes out very easily. The packaging was great and comes with a sticker closure to ensure it doesn't spill during shipment. My only critique is that I wish it was more conditioning as it tends to dry out my brushes a little. Overall it's a good product though and the price was nice." —Jheneya

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    29. A dog feeding tracker so you and your roommate don't both feed the dog — or worse, both of you forget to do it.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    30. A special cleaner for foggy headlights, so you can see clearly now the rain is gone and see all obstacles in your way.

    Promising review: "My 1998 Subaru's headlights had gotten so bad I could hardly see 15 feet in front of me. I knew I was, literally, taking my life in my hands every time I drove at night. Let me preface this review by explaining that I am an 'older female' and I don't do anything that resembles 'manual labor.' :-) But I watched the video and read the reviews and, somewhat reluctantly, purchased this product. I honestly can not believe the results myself. I was so beyond amazed!! I did not think that the result that I achieved was even possible with my lenses." —dvd

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50.

    31. A Tubshroom that will catch all the hair before it goes down the drain. That means no more calling the landlord every time the drain clogs. Look at you stopping a problem before it even happens!

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four and would frequently have to snake our shower drain. It appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths and this collects the hair. It does not seem to slow down the flow of water down the drain significantly." —Aaron Morlock

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    32. And finally, a freaking bed frame! Stop sleeping on the floor! What's wrong with you???

    Consider this simple, no-nonsense wood frame from Zinus. I have one in the natural finish and love it. It's super sturdy and well-made, despite being really affordable. It's also really easy to put together, so being responsible doesn't have to be that much work.

    Get it from Amazon for $133.99+ (available in four sizes; also available in natural finish or dark brown).

    Live footage of me trying to be responsible and failing:


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