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    37 Useful Contraptions That'll Help You Get Your Life Together

    ♬ Don't go wasting your precious time, get your act together you could be just fine ♬

    1. A cable management box that'll tame that tangled mess of cords beside your bed. You can leave your phone right on top of it as it charges, or even use it to prop up your laptop while you WFH.

    The before and after photos of an extension cord messily out in the open and then covered and organized inside of the cord box

    2. A Brita water bottle that'll filter your aqua, wherever you go. Tastier water? Less waste? More convenient? Yep. Now you won't have a single excuse not to get that life juice into your bod!

    A person sipping from the Brita water bottle

    3. A tub of reusable cleaning gel that'll get dust out of the most annoying little nooks and crannies. It's perfect for anyone who loves to snack over their laptop, but hates finding crumbs in their keyboard.

    A person using the cleaning gel on a vent inside of a car

    4. A Tile Pro Bluetooth tracker that'll help you find your keys, phone, wallet, or whatever else you tend to lose. You can connect it to a free app that'll help you find your lost item, even when your Bluetooth is out of reach.

    A tile pro on a keychain with keys

    5. A coffee pod storage drawer, so you can get those messy Nespresso boxes off of your kitchen counter. It's sturdy enough to stack your coffee machine right on top, keeping everything in one place to make your morning a little easier.

    A stocked coffee pod drawer underneath a Nespresso coffee machine

    6. A pair of hanging hampers that'll keep dirty laundry from piling up on your floor. Because it comes with two, you can keep one in your bedroom for clothes and the other in your kitchen for dishcloths.

    A hanging hamper in a bathroom

    7. A pair of car hooks that'll save your groceries from rolling around your backseat or trunk. They don't have any sharp or pointy edges, so you won't have to worry about snagging your clothes or poking an eye out.

    The pair of hooks hanging off the back of a car seat with a bag hooked over one

    8. A charging port that'll replace that dusty old power bar lying under your desk. It is equipped with surge-protecting technology, so you won't have to worry about blowing a fuse as you charge up to nine devices simultaneously.

    The charging port with six AC and thee USB outlets, with a cell phone charging while it rests on top of it

    9. A jar opener that'll make opening a new jar of pickles less of a chore. It has eight sizes to choose from, so you can use it on a variety of stubborn lids.

    A person using the jar opening tool on a mayonnaise jar

    10. A handheld vacuum cleaner that'll come in handy when you're looking for a quick clean up. It's perfect if you're constantly brushing cat hair (or crumbs) off of every single surface.

    A handheld vacuum hanging on a wall in its charging unit

    11. Two sets of bed sheet fasteners that'll save you from waking up on your bare mattress. Just clip them onto the four corners of your sheet and voilà! You're already less of a slob.

    12. A docking station that'll save your bedside table from clutter. It has a little slot to stick your charging cables through, so you won't risk damaging your precious charging cords.

    The docking station with a phone, wallet, watches, pen and credit card organized

    13. A weekly pill organizer that'll help you keep track of your daily vitamins and tablets. Each individual container is divided in two, so you can separate your a.m. doses from your p.m. ones.

    The weekly pill organizer with days of the week written on each container, as well as a sun and moon sticker to emphasize the divided sides of each container

    14. A padded laptop table that'll let you work from your couch when you're tired of sitting at your desk. It's got a flat wooden surface on top to keep your stuff from sliding around, and little pockets on the sides for earphones and cords.

    A laptop on the padded laptop table next to a blanket

    15. A felt bedside caddy that'll save you from swiping a slew of bits and bobs off your bed every night before you go to sleep (and give you somewhere to put your phone). A bedside table? Who needs it!

    Someone slipping their mac book into the bedside caddy

    16. A handy-dandy card holder that you can attach right to your phone case. It's great for quick trips to the grocery store when you don't want to lug around your entire wallet.

    A person sliding their phone with the card slot into their back pocket

    17. A cutlery brush that'll give both sides of your utensils a scrub down. It's perfect for your super-sharp kitchen knives that could go right through a regular sponge.

    A person using the cutlery brush to wash a serrated knife

    18. A meal tracker for your dog that'll make sure your pup gets their grub twice a day. Say goodbye to texting (or hollering across the house) to find out if your partner already did the deed.

    The tracker next to a light switch

    19. A sunrise alarm clock that'll gently wake you up by tricking your senses into thinking it’s light out, even if it isn’t. The crescendo of nature sounds and gradual brightening will replace the jarring ringtone you’re probably using now.

    The light alarm clock shining with a warm light on a bedside table next to a succulent

    20. A roll-up drying rack that'll unfurl right over your sink whenever you need it. It's heat resistant, so it can double as a trivet when you're working with hot pots and pans.

    The roll out drying rack with plates, bowls, and forks drying over a sink

    21. A cupboard door caddy that'll give your cutting boards somewhere besides your countertop to live. You can also use it in your bathroom to stash hot hair tools or cleaning supplies.

    The cupboard caddy holding a baking sheet and three cutting boards

    22. A hanging shelf that'll give you space for those misfit pantry items strewn over your counter, right on the side of your fridge. It comes with three removable S-shaped hooks you can use for oven mitts, measuring cups, or whatever else you like to have handy.

    The shelf filled with pantry items along the side of a fridge in a kitchen

    23. A foolproof knife sharpener with three slots that'll sharpen your straight and serrated knives, as well as your scissors. It's time to say goodbye to hacking away at your peppers and tomatoes with a dull blade, for good.

    24. A sleek, multi-purpose bike tool that anyone who owns a bike should have. You can also use it around the house for a quick fix that doesn't require busting out the whole toolbox.

    25. This ultra-quiet cool-mist humidifier that'll make you realize how much worse you felt before you had one. This baby will pump moisture into your dry apartment for up to 20 hours per refill, and you can even add essential oils for a hint of aromatherapy.

    The humidifier on a bedside table

    26. A vent deflector that'll help the airflow in your house. It uses super-strong magnets to stay put, so all you have to do is pop 'em on and enjoy your new and improved ventilation.

    The vent deflector shown on top of a floor vent

    27. A handheld clothes steamer that'll zap the wrinkles out of your favourite blouse, making it look good as new. Now you'll look (and feel) more put together, even if you're just hangin' at home all day.

    A person holding the handheld steamer while it blows out steam

    28. A pair of tongue scrapers that'll help to keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh. The set comes with two scrapers and a matching case, so you can take them on trips with you, too.

    Two sets of tongue scrapers with their travel cases on a marble counter

    29. A pack of all-natural cleaning wipes that'll get rid of gross salt stains on your favourite boots. You can also use them to clean your fave leather jackets and handbags, too.

    30. A grout cleaning set that'll give your tiled walls a serious makeover. Trust, these pens will transform the grungy vibe that scrubbing alone just hasn't helped.

    A before and after shot of gross tiles transformed into cute ones with the grout pen dividing the images in the middle

    31. A massage gun that'll help ease your sore muscles in between RMT sessions. It comes with five different massage heads, so you can really get into those annoying knots.

    A massage gun plugged into an outlet

    32. A shoehorn that'll save you from bending down to get your boots on. It's a timesaver, too — you'll never have to tie your laces again.

    A person using a shoehorn to get their sneakers on

    33. A flexible phone stand that'll be a godsend if you like watching Netflix on your phone while you work on your laptop. Just clip it onto the edge of your desk and ta-da! You can finally stop fumbling around with books or mugs to lean your phone up against.

    The flexible phone stand clipped onto a bedside table

    34. A pair of motion sensor night lights that'll keep you from walking into your doorway when you get up in the middle of the night to pee. You can adjust the brightness on these babies, so you can avoid blinding yourself or waking up your partner every time you walk by them.

    The motion sensor night light plugged into an AC outlet

    35. A pair of silicone face-scrubbing pads that'll gently exfoliate your skin. They're soft enough to use on your eyes to take off your makeup, so you can kiss disposable cotton pads goodbye.

    A person holding two face scrub pads

    36. A kitchen sink caddy that'll give your sponges a place to live. It comes with a small rack, so you can finally get your wet cloths off of your faucet. You can use it in your bathroom to store your skincare products and face towel, too.

    The caddy with a cloth hanging over it above a sponge and scrub on a counter

    37. And finally, a spice rack tray that'll keep your herbs oh-so orderly in your kitchen drawer. It's stepped, so you can clearly see your beautifully organized spice jars.

    The spice rack tray in a drawer with an assortment of spices on it

    Congrats to getting it together, old sport!

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