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    31 Things You Need When You Have A Ton Of Stuff To Do But Not A Ton Of Time

    Zoom through your to-do list in practically no time at all.

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

    Promising review: "I love it!! I don’t have to clean daily, it’s quiet, and my kitty learned to use it from day one. I love how much easier it has made my life. I do have to check it weekly to make sure poop hasn’t stuck to the metal comb and spread the crystals around if she’s only peeing in one spot. Small parts of the crystals do come on the carpet but I just vacuum it up when I vacuum my room. It keeps the smell minimal." —Maritza I. Mar

    Get it from Amazon for $199.95+ (available in three configurations).

    2. The Pink Stuff, an all-purpose paste that you can use to clean basically anything. Scrubbing will be a thing of the past. And the future? Sparkly-clean items as far as the eye can see. 

    a reviewer's pan with a stained bottom then shiny clean
    a reviewer's rubber boots, one stained with dirt and one clean

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings, and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff. Worth every penny." —Nancy F.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. Garbage disposal cleaner that's not only easy to use, but also very entertaining.

    gif of blue foam overflowing from garbage disposal

    Here's what you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and ickiness free.

    Promising review: "WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE???! Holy cow, I didn't realize how easy and quick it was to clean a garbage disposal until I bought this product! Typically, I'd just use vinegar and baking soda down the drain and call it good. I didn't know that there was an actual disposal cleaning product available until I stumbled across it through a BuzzFeed article. I had to try it. The instructions are very simple. It literally takes five minutes and some hot water and VOILA! you have a clean, no-longer-stinky garbage disposal. Any time I got a whiff of an odor, all I did was drop one of these packs in the disposal and the smell was GONE! Plus, the blue foam bubbling in the sink was amusing to watch. Worth every penny!!" —VadersGirl

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in four sizes).

    4. A pack of Affresh tablets to make sure the thing making your dishes clean is also clean. The last thing we wanna do is re-wash dishes!

    model adds tablet to washer

    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 $8.99.

    5. A sloth to-do list pad that helps you get everything organized and ready to be completed so you can get to your daily nap faster than ever.

    sloth notepad that has different sections like to-do soon, people to contact in due time, to-do (after a nap), etc

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    6. A portable personal blender so you can start every morning with a nutritious breakfast even if you have to have it while running out the door.

    hand holds bottle filled with frozen fruit
    same bottle now filled with smoothie

    Plus, this is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel! ANDDD it's quiet, so you'll feel comfortable making your smoothie at work.

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in six colors).

    7. A mini fabric steamer that'll ease the wrinkles out of your squished clothing faster than it would have taken to pull out the ironing board.

    hand holds the steam with caption this little steam is. game-changer! by wrinkles next to a before and after of a robe losing its wrinkles

    It heats up in 90 seconds so this thing is FAST!

    Promising review: "This product has changed my daily routine in THE most positive way!! I don't go ANYWHERE in clothing that is not crisp, clean and professional looking, but the time, and money, that I have to invest to look this way can be VERY time consuming and costly. NOT ANY MORE!!! I love the size, portability and ease of use. I can now lessen my trips to the dry cleaner (and the requisite hunting for dry cleaner coupons). If this pup even acts like it's getting ready to stop working, I'll be online ordering a new one to be delivered STAT!!" —Snowdenr

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    Read our review for all the details!

    8. Or if you wanna be really speedy, a bottle of Downy wrinkle release spray you can just spray on and watch the wrinkles magically vamoose.

    before: wrinkled tee
    after: tee with fewer wrinkles

    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb dot com. You just spray it on your clothes, smooth out the clothes with your hands quickly, wait a few minutes and the clothes are wrinkle-free! I hate ironing, so this is magic. Obviously, it won't work on hard creases but wrinkles from the dryer, for example, it will get rid of." —J. Larsen

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $15.94.

    9. The Little Book of Life Hacks — an illustrated guidebook filled with little tips and tricks that will make you feel like a dang life champion.

    the cover of the books that says how to make your life happier healthier and more beautiful

    It's by Yumi Sakugawa, who you might know from this really cute comic about having a platonic crush on someone.

    Promising review: "This book is like a cool, comforting breeze. Not only is it packed with tons of useful advice for living an authentic, stress-free, and magical life, the artwork is dreamy and beautiful. I've long been an admirer of Yumi Sakugawa's art, and this book is a must for any of her fans. As someone who has struggled with a poor self image, Yumi's section on fashion and dressing to please yourself is so incredibly helpful to me. Whenever I feel down about myself, all I have to do is see her gorgeous drawings of women of all shapes, expressions, colors, etc. (bunny women!), I feel so much more empowered and, yes, beautiful. I also love her section on decorating your home, since I've recently downsized to a very small apartment. I've added every single one of her other books to my wish list and can't wait to read them all...but this book will always remain a particular treasure." —Echo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.76.

    10. A folding board that lets you harness the tools of the retail professionals and get perfect folds every time.

    child uses plastic board to fold tee

    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 $26.99 (available in two colors).

    11. A magnetic meal planning pad with a detachable shopping list for when you want to really commit to cooking at home.

    hand peels of shopping list from pad

    Promising review: "So cute, and helpful to keep on track with meal planning. I liked it so much that I just ordered a second one. I love that it has magnets on the back so that I can put it on my fridge and the whole family can see what's for dinner each night. Perforated for easy list removal that doesn't affect the menu side." —Elizabeth Jeter

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in five colors).

    12. A silicone freezing tray that lets you section your leftover food into perfect frozen portions so you don't have to unfrost your entire vat of black beans every time you want a single serving.

    frozen rectangle of soup next to mold with soup in it

    It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. It's great for little sides of beans, sauces, soups, and more.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    13. A clever humidifier tank cleaner shaped like fish that "swims" around the water tank, helping prevent the growth of mold or buildup for up to 30 days.

    the blue plastic fish filled white white balls that sanitize the water
    the fish swimming around a humidifier

    Promising review: "Just drop this in your humidifier and it keeps the water pretty darn mildew and mold free. Super easy to use, no smell, and safe. I have already repurchased and given a few to other people as well." —Kristine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    14. A breakfast sandwich maker that cooks every part of the sandwich at once and then neatly stacks them together so you can skip the line at your local deli.

    sandwich maker with three compartments for bread and insides
    Hamilton Beach

    Promising review: "We love our new sandwich maker. This is the first sandwich I made. Used egg whites, cheese, and turkey breast, I cooked it for five minutes. It was so easy, no mess, and tasted yummy! I can't wait to try other recipes. The mini pizzas look amazing on the recipe guide. What's great with this, you can create your own food." —J H

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in five colors). 

    15. An ice tray with a lid so you can walk at a normal pace from the sink to the freezer and just throw that thing in there, no risk of spills.

    ice tray with flap

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for