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    Live Alone? Here Are 23 Useful Products You May Want To Check Out

    Because it's all about you, literally. You're the only one who lives there.

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    1. A foldable step stool that'll come in handy when you finally decide to use that pasta sauce at the very top of the cabinet shelf. It'll also slide between or behind furniture to make for easy storing.

    Reviewer photo of the two-step ladder

    Promising review: "This stool step ladder is great to have around the house. I cannot reach the top cabinets in my kitchen and wanted a step ladder that wasn't big and bulky. This one really fit the bill. It is small and lightweight but durable. It is good to store in the pantry for easy access." β€”KristaDD

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    2. A rock with a hidden compartment for when you accidentally lock yourself out of the house.


    Promising review: "Can't believe I'm writing a review for a fake rock, but what the hell? I'm on a roll tonight. Looks just like a real rock and camouflages really easily. Even feels real. Could it be real? OK, now I'm just blowing my own mind." β€”Giff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A jar-opening gadget to help you crack open that jar of pickles with little to no effort. You can affix this one under your cabinets, so it's perfect for small kitchens, where storage space is limited.

    Hand using the gadget to open a mason jar

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters." β€”cat lover

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    4. A 39-piece toolbox for when you get a sudden urge to remix your bedroom after watching five hours of HGTV. Tools? Check βœ….

    The tool kit

    The set includes:

    - 1 10-foot tape measure

    - 1 8-ounce claw hammer

    - 1 6-inch slip joint pliers

    - 1 bit driver

    - 1 2-inch bit connector

    - 1 8-inch scissors

    - 1 utility snap-off knife

    - 4 precision screwdrivers

    - 8 SAE hex keys

    - 20 1-inch screwdriver bits

    Promising review: "I live alone, and this fits all my little fix-it needs whenever they occur. I now no longer have to use my shoe as a makeshift hammer, and it’s amazing. I’ve successfully put together a table, two chairs, and a bookcase and feel very proud. It would have taken so much longer without these little things. Definitely recommend if you need just the bare basics around the house." β€”Rae

    Get a 39-piece tool set from Amazon for $18.95 (available in two colors), and get a drill kit from Amazon for $71.38.

    5. A 500-piece puzzle for hours of solo entertainment.

    the puzzle
    Izzy and Liv

    Izzy and Liv is a Black woman-owned business that creates apparel, lifestyle, and home products that include the representation of Black women.

    Get it from Izzy and Liv for $18.

    6. An essential oil diffuser because living alone means you can turn any room into your own oasis and a few drops of lavender is all you need.

    the diffuser

    This one doubles as a humidifier and is very quiet, perfect for using while you snooze.

    Promising review: "I have used this a few times now and I am impressed! I have used several types of essential oils in it, both name-brand and store brands, and the scent really spreads across the room. I like that it will emit a beeping sound to let you know when the water level is low or is about to shut off. I also like using the multicolor function." β€”Nki

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (also available in three colors).

    7. A shirt-folding board that'll be an extra pair of hands since there's no one around to help you fold your clothes.

    Promising review: "Of all the household chores, I think I despise folding laundry the most. Got this yesterday morning while in the midst of reorganizing my closet. Works fantastic!" β€”Jennifer

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

    8. A pack of adhesive light sensors so when you get up in the middle of the night after rewatching your fave horror flick, you won't be spooked by your own shadow.

    lights sticking to random places in the house like a closet roof of a shelf bathroom near a sink and more

    FYI, the auto-on feature happens within 10 feet of the light, and the auto-off happens after 15 seconds of no motion being detected, all of which helps prolong battery life!

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical about these, but they have actually been a lifesaver. I have them placed everywhere. I live alone, so I have these placed all around my house and around the backyard for my dogs. I have some in my home as well for nighttime; when I come in my house, it lights up automatically. A great buy!" β€”Lu

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two colors).

    9. A sleek lift-top coffee table to quickly throw all of your stuff in when company comes over or to fill with your favorite snacks so you never have to go far when having a "me time" movie marathon.

    the lift top coffee table in white

    Promising review: "I love the way this table looks in my living/dining room. It ties together my wood and white furniture. The movable top is awesome. Now I can work on my laptop in the living room where my big TV is. The cubbies let light come through, so it doesn't look like a large, bulky piece of furniture. The lift-top works perfectly." β€”Caroleena40

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (also available in brown).

    10. A body pillow that'll help fill that cuddle void when you're alone. This pillow helps to align your hips, neck, shoulders, and back in addition to regulating body temperature. Shhh, time for a nap πŸ’€.

    a person using the body pillow

    Promising review: "Pregnant or not, this pillow needs to be in your life. As I get older, sometimes my knees ache, and I've found putting a small pillow in between my knees helps that. This massive cuddly monster solves all my sleeping problems. It's also great for sitting up in bed. You can fold up one of the arms and prop yourself up. I live alone, and ladies, if you get yourself a good vibrator and one of these pillows ... you don't even need a man in your life. This maternity pillow is the best boyfriend I've ever had." β€”Nissa

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    11. A house plant that'll require little to no care. You can practically ignore it and it'll still grow, kind of like roommates.

    two snake plants, one in a terra-cotta pot and the other on a stand in a white speckled pot

    EcoVibe is a Black-owned and woman-owned business based in Portland, Oregon that creates sustainable lifestyle products to help you find the perfect ~vibe~ for your home.

    Get it from EcoVibe for $12+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A wine vacuum stopper, because you're only one person and you couldn't seem to finish the bottle of wine that you opened after a really intense moment during a new episode of Law & Order SVU.

    Promising review: "This is a really good tool for preserving wine. It came with two stoppers and I use it every day. It's easy to use and helps keep the wine fresh much longer. Living alone, I usually take several days to finish off a bottle, so this has been a great value for me. Highly recommend." β€”Rpal

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    Read our Vacu Vin wine saver deep dive to learn more about why people are so obsessed with this lil' gadget.

    13. A visually stunning hanger stacker that'll not only make you look like the most organized person ever, it'll also save you tons of room in your closet.

    the hanger stacker with hangers on it

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time. I wish I had known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!" β€”Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $21.15.

    14. Some silicone stretch lid covers, for a reusable solution for your leftovers because you haven't mastered the art of cooking for one.

    a bowl with the stretch lid on the left and on the right is a bowl with plastic wrap that is not holding tight like the stretch lid

    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing replacement for plastic wrap or other covers that are not eco-friendly! And it saves you money in the long run! You can throw them in the fridge/freezer/microwave because they are made out of the most kitchen/earth-friendly material...silicone! Plus, they're easy to clean, easy to use, and durable as hell!" β€”Tammy Cardona-Zambeis

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A handy hook useful for anyone who refuses to make multiple trips to the car after grocery shopping.

    two people carrying bags using the handy hook

    Promising review: "These have been an absolute dream to own β€” my wife and I never go shopping without them. They're very well made and help us make fewer trips with more bags. It says they will handle up to 50 pounds per handle; I never bothered to weigh what I put on them, but they have held up under pretty heavy loads that I thought for sure would make them bend or break. So far, not a warp, crack, or bend in sight!" β€”MiseriesChild

    Get two from Amazon for $13.95.

    16. A minky sherpa weighted blanket β€” double sided to offer the best of both worlds, this blanket will be waiting for you on days when you need a hug, but have no one to squeeze.

    a person laying in bed with the weighted blanket

    Comma Home is a New York-based small business that creates cozy blankets, throws, and sheets to remind you that staying in can be fun, too.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in LOVE! This blanket is EVERYTHING! It’s super soft, cozy, and brings me a sense of peace when I’m wrapped in it. I got the recommended weight based on my size and it's perfect, not too heavy. It’s just right. If you deal with anxiety or have trouble sleeping at night like me, I highly recommend you purchase one of your own. It’s worth every penny. You will NOT be disappointed!" β€”Tiana

    Get it from Comma for $129+ (available in two weights and two colors).

    17. A night-light radiating sweet dream vibes that'll be your own little night time pal.

    the night light glowing pink

    Promising review: "What’s not to like?! It’s cute, durable and useful! The soft light makes a great night light, it has a full spectrum of rainbow light, or white light. It’s very relaxing to watch the colors change. Since it is usb rechargeable you never have to worry about batteries. Lasted at least a month before needing a charge. Highly recommended!" β€”IgM

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two styles and with or without a remote control).

    18. A natural lavender aromatic mist because when you live alone there's no one else to blame for those smelly farts.

    the aromatic mist

    Promising review: "I am pleased with this linen spray. It lingers a lot longer than other sprays I have tried. It is not overbearing, yet you notice it is there as soon as you enter the room." β€”Granof6

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 10 scents).

    19. A bedside caddy to keep all of your necessary items nearby like your iPad, remote, and phone charger because no one is there to grab them for you.

    the bedside caddy in gray

    You can also hang it over the arm of your couch. Plus it can fit an assortment of snacks, and mail that you were supposed to read but forgot about because you got caught up in Bridgerton.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for the couch potato connoisseur. I bought it to hold my MacBook Air, my Star Wars pocket journal, my Apple TV controller, soundbar controller, glasses, other remote control, and some pens. It works perfectly and is the perfect size. It's super sturdy and very handy to keep my need-to-have items close while I do dialysis in my bed. β€”Christian

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six colors).

    20. A pack of 120 Hefty kitchen trash bags, because having your trash bag burst open while transporting your garbage to the dumpster is an experience you hope to only have once, especially if there's no one else to take it out for you. Lesson learned β€” keep heavy duty bags on deck.

    Promising review: "How did I get to this point in my life where I have go-to garbage bags and would review them? The bags fit my Rubbermaid 13-gallon touch-top trash can as expected. They're easy to put on, and they stand up to my extreme laziness when it comes to taking out the trash in a timely fashion. I feel like they've held together under 20 or more pounds of pointy trash in them without fail, which is all I could ask from a trash bag." β€”Shaky Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $17.73.

    21. A bulk set of 12 handmade bath bombs to bring the spa to you after a long day. Just toss one into your bath and melt into a relaxing abyss while you watch all the pretty colors swirl in the water.

    the bath bombs

    Promising review: "Bought these for my girlfriend, and she said they are BETTER than Lush's bath bombs. We used one together and they smell great and leave your skin smooth, and most do not contain glitter. Will definitely purchase these again. They're a little bit smaller than Lush bombs, but there was no difference in terms of color, scent, or skin softening. You could put Lush on this box and not even recognize a difference. These are quality bombs. If you are looking for a gift for someone or looking to use bath bombs yourself, buy these; you will not regret it." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.78.

    22. A silicone freezing tray that'll make meal prep that much easier by helping you separate your soups or pasta sauces in perfect 1-cup compartments.

    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.

    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 β€” which, let's face it, is most of us β€” 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-size 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." β€”Texas Sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    23. And a pack of recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples to keep your fruits and veggies fresh longer because sometimes you forget that you're only one person, and can only eat so much lettuce at a time.


    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We had to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. Great product, and have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." β€”Jacki

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

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