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    29 Products To Help You With Habits You Want To Break

    We're leaving these less than stellar habits in 2020.

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    1. Reusable stainless-steel straws because a VSCO girl trend that should never go out of style is ~saving the turtles.~ Not only does this help curb plastic waste, but you'll also save $$$ by never having to purchase disposable ones. Less waste + more money in your pocket = a happier you.,

    The set comes with four stainless steel straws of varying lengths and a cleaning brush.

    Promising review: "I have grown tired of seeing junk tossed on our roadways and in our rivers and oceans. It's crazy the amount of refuse that is discarded on a daily basis in our dump sites. A lot of restaurants and bars are trying to stop from using straws; however, many of us still like to use straws. Therefore, I found the idea of straws that could be reused appealing. These items are well made and have a nice little pouch so that they can be easily stored in my purse. The pouch includes a brush in order to clean them after use. Hopefully, it will be something that will catch on and rid our planet of unnecessary discards." —Kelly M. Guess

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four colors).

    2. Nail biting deterrent polish to finally keep your fingers out of your mouth for good. The two-in-one solution and top coat is formulated with bitter flavors that taste awful, thus promoting nail growth. Now prepare for a hand that's worthy of a red carpet mani cam.

    Promising review: "I've been a nail biter for over 15 years. In the past few years I've had short periods where I'd get better about it, but then fall back into the moment any stressful situation came up. My nails have always been in horrible condition. I decided I'd give this a chance. To be perfectly honest, I was worried that my temptation to bite my nails would fight through the bitter taste, or get used to it after a while. Well I can go ahead and tell you that's not the case. Helped me break the habit I've had most of my life!" —Tommy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    3. Flexible curling rods so you never have to sacrifice healthy hair for style. Hot tools can cause hair breakage and loss, but it's hard to put the flat and curling iron down for good — these will give you voluminous, bouncy curls sans heat so you can kick split ends to the curb.

    Each set comes with a 42-pack 7" flexible curling rods.

    Promising review: "My daughter and I purchased these because we are trying to protect our hair from heat damage from curling irons. These work great! I have long hair and my daughter has waist length hair and we were both able to use the rollers. They create a lot of waves and volume. My hair is shorter than waist length and I was able to achieve long-lasting curls. They do not tangle, they are soft so they don't hurt your head, and the pack comes with enough rollers to achieve a great look. We are both very, very satisfied with this product. Thank you!" —Markela S.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    4. Reusable makeup remover cloths that remove dirt, dry your skin, and last for years, that way you can help reduce waste in your home and save money in the long run. They even come with a box for storage and a drawstring laundry bag for machine washing so they don't get damaged or lost (unlike your socks).

    Each set comes with a 20-pack of reusable cloth rounds, washable laundry bag, and round box for storage.

    Promising review: "More and more I am taking steps to take better care of the environment and these reusable makeup remover pads are a total win! I use makeup removers every day and I was really feeling the itch to stop throwing so many away and get reusable ones. I am so happy I have them now and that they are 100% organic (love this!). They are gentle to my skin, super easy to wash, and I love that they're big, so I can even use one pad for two days. 100% recommended!" —J

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    5. Atomic Habits by James Clear strives to help you make positive new habits that stick. The author uses a combination of psychology and science that encourage you to make some small (but massively helpful!) lifestyle changes.

    the book

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $24.84, or check your local library.

    6. A sectioned hamper guaranteed to make laundry day accident proof and feeling like less of a chore. That means no more sorting mix-ups, aka accidentally bleaching your favorite jeans or splotches of bright pink ending up on your favorite white tee.

    Promising review: "I have been wanting this for a while now and I am SO glad I was finally able to get it! It’s very nice, and has a lot of room. I bought it because I like how it lets you separate dark, light, and colors as you’re putting it in the laundry basket (preventing you from having to manually sort through it every time you do laundry), but I was pleasantly surprised it does much more than only that! It also has handles and easily folds so you can pick it up and carry it to the laundry room, and on the sides it has three separate LONG pockets that are very spacious. This is perfect for if you’re washing, for example, a coat, and wanted to detach the fur lining on the hood so you wouldn’t forget later and accidentally toss it into the load, ruining the fur (which has happened to me before)! Very wonderful, time saving, peace of mind giving, laundry basket! I’ll never be able to go back to a regular all-purpose laundry basket ever again!" —Caitlin

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four colors).

    7. A pill organizer so that you never miss a dose or accidentally double dose. This colorful case has 14 slots so you can separate your morning vitamins and medications from the ones you take at night.

    Reviewer holding pills next to organizer

    Promising review: "I have a lot of different meds I have to take at two times a day. This case was perfect for my needs. I am able to fit all of my pills (four to five) morning and night in the compartments. I also have issues forgetting to take the meds so it’s very convenient to make sure I don’t forget or overdose." —kraven2010

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    8. A doorknob organizer for your phone, keys, mask, and any other important thing you're bound to forget until you're miles away from home. This door handle will ensure that never happens again thanks to three deep pockets and an all caps "DO NOT FORGET!" printed on the top.

    Door knob organizer hanging on front door

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I purchased this! I have a tendency to forget things or spend 15 minutes searching for my keys in the morning. This is great because now I'm in the habit of putting my wallet in one of the pockets and attaching my keys to the hook as soon as I walk in the door. There are three different sized pockets so smaller items can be placed in the front one so they don't get lost. The back has a strap to put letters so you remember them. It's able to fit most standard sized envelopes and they stick out behind the organizer so you won't miss them. The material is sturdy and has held up to a few weeks of usage at the busiest door in my house. A smart purchase for sure!" —Joey L.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    9. A mini umbrella so lightweight and compact, you can keep it in your purse until you need it. TL;DR: you'll never forget another umbrella at home or anywhere else again.

    Reviewer holding yellow compact umbrella

    Promising review: "I keep this in my purse as it’s so compact. We’ve been getting a lot of rain where I reside at lately on a random basis. This really comes in handy especially the little sleeve it goes in to carry it around in. It’s very nice, helpful and sturdy. I can even use this in the summer if I needed to." —AvidAmazonShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 20 colors).

    10. An exercise workstation bike for anyone who's sitting at their desk all day and wants to get active. This makes it easy to get moving during your lunch hour and helps break up the day.

    Reviewer sitting on bike desk

    Promising review: "As a health provider I was beginning to really struggle with work/life balance. I am a new provider and I only had time to exercise in the morning, but then that time was taken up by catching up with my medical charts. One night while feeling especially disheartened I thought about exercise desks, but thought they would be cost prohibitive. I was ecstatic when I found FlexiDesk. The product was very reasonably priced. It is easy to move and isn’t overly bulky. The desk is easily adjustable for a perfect fit. Now I can work and exercise at the same time. This is the best self purchase I have made for myself. Wonderful product. So pleased." —Jocelyn G.

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99 (available in three styles).

    11. A mini trash bin for your car because no matter how often you tidy up the interior, it's bound to be messy by the end of the day thanks to gum wrappers, fast food, and drink cups. Now, you can keep your vehicle permanently clean (well, at least on the inside).

    Reviewer car garbage can in cup holder

    Promising review: "LOVE this thing. The minute I put this in my car, I notice three wrappers I could throw in. A straw wrapper and some gum wrappers. Boom. Clean car again. I can tell this is a quality product. The spring on the lid is fairly strong so you know this won’t break within a week of use. I’m giving one to a friend as well!" —Bree

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four colors).

    12. A gratitude journal — If you have a habit of dwelling on the negative, try the daily practice of writing down all the positive things you've overlooked throughout the day.

    Front cover of journal

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 or check your local library.

    13. A rapid egg cooker that makes the perfect egg-based breakfast quicker (and dare I say better) than your fav fast food chain. That means no more missing the most important meal of the day, plus you can finally cross "cook at home more" off your to do list.

    Egg cooker on table next to egg muffin sandwich

    The rapid egg cooker allows you to make hard boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs. It comes with a base, lid, measuring cup, poaching tray (for poached eggs), six slot boiling tray (for hard-boiled eggs), an omelet bowl, and a recipe/instruction booklet. Add eggs and water (depending on the type of eggs you're making) and your meal will be done in minutes.

    Promising review: "This little guy has made my life so much easier. There was a small, but delicious, learning curve to account for the fact that we use large and jumbo eggs, but once I got that nailed down it's been nothing but good egg times for my partner and me. I primarily use it to boil eggs (medium for breakfast/brunchy times and hard for salads) but I've had pretty good success making poached and scrambled eggs, too. And, most importantly, I've been able to leave all peeling drama behind me! Even fresh eggs give up their shells readily after being cooked in my Dash Cooker, and I couldn't be happier." —Batelle

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    14. A Waterpik flosser so you'll have no excuse when it comes to flossing. Regular string floss can make the process feel tedious and unpleasant, but this device is seamless: Simply hold the device up to your teeth and let the water do all the work.

    Model using Waterpik in between teeth

    Promising review: "So, this Waterpik is amazing. By the way this is my first review ever on Amazon after ordering numerous of things. So I had 4mm and 5mm periodontal pockets from not flossing and also experienced some bone loss, I also had to get a very uncomfortable deep gum pocket cleaning. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using the Waterpik flosser, and instantly like this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only five days my gums were noticeably better and felt much better." —Ebony

    Get it from Amazon for $69.97 (available in five colors and two styles).

    15. A reusable shopping bag because those store bag fees are adding up and you never remember to pack the paper ones. This eco-friendly nylon tote can be folded into the included folding pouch, is water-resistant, and can be thrown into the washer when it's starting to look a little dirty.


    Promising review: "I have a collection of Baggu bags stored all over the place... in my car, purse, backpack, bicycle, kitchen. I LOVE THEM. They are THE BEST reusable bags. I love how compact they fold up, so easy to toss into anywhere (clearly I utilize this feature a lot) and they come perfectly clean in the washing machine. I always bring one with me when I travel, too, who knows when you'll need an extra bag! I have bought these for all my friends and family. I can do a whole weeks grocery trip in two bags which is perfect because I walk to the store. One bag on each shoulder. The baggers are always impressed with how much they hold." —Kaley Dunlap

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in 35 colors).

    16. A time-marked water bottle so you can keep that promise of drinking more water. This beautifully designed bottle has a motivational phrase for each gulp from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., which means that adding this to cart ensures you'll be hydrated all day long.

    Reviewer holding time marked water bottle

    Promising review: "I have been struggling with remembering to drink water throughout the day. This bottle is a huge help. I tend to get busy at work and forget about drinking water. This bottle is not too large to keep on my desk and the color stands out nicely. I also love that it give you hourly goals instead of several hours at a time. Good quality product! I will order again!" —Aunna

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 16 colors).

    17. A hydrocolloid acne pimple patch so you can stop picking at your face! These patches gently suck the gunk out of your blemishes and stop you from damaging your skin, which means you can wave bye bye to acne scars (and further inflammation) caused by constantly touching your face.

    Reviewer before and after photo using acne patch

    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick pick pick." —Adg

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    18. An electric makeup brush cleaner because you're supposed to clean them at least once per week, but lets be real, it's been a while. This spinner makes sanitizing your tools quick and fun enough to do daily.,

    Promising review: "I am thoroughly impressed! This was very affordable and not to be gross but I had brushes for YEARS that I didn’t clean because I was afraid they would get ruined or fall apart. This thing took years of makeup off with ease. It says to use dish soap and some coconut oil to wash the brushes yet keep them from drying out. I found dish soap to be irritating to my skin but a tiny bit of baby shampoo and oil (like Burt’s bees baby) and my brushes we like new. Also I was able to clean ALL types of brushes: Big, small, flat, pointed. Just very impressed with this product and highly recommend it. My best friend recommended this brand and I am so glad she did." —Sammi A

    Get it from Amazon for $23.97.

    19. Plastic nail clips for a safe and easy way to soak off your polish. When the paint starts to chip or grow out, you might be tempted to file, chew, or peel off but that can cause major damage to the nail bed. These clips stay put and take off acrylics and color in under 10 minutes.

    Reviewer using plastic nail clip to soak off acrylic

    The set comes with 10 pieces of plastic nail clips.

    Promising review: "Love it, this is a must have if you use gel polish. It's so much better than trying to do the foil and cotton thing. This keeps the cotton in place which in return makes the process so much faster and easier when removing gel polish. And no harm to the nail bed. I use to peel the polish off which cause my nail to feel fragile after. Would recommend this." —krystal rose

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in four colors).

    20. A bedside clock with wheels that actually *jumps* off your nightstand so that you can't hit the snooze button again and again. Say so long to oversleeping!

    Reviewer alarm clock on table

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing ALARM clock EVER. I have had trouble for years waking up on time. Not anymore with this alarm clock. You can't help but jump out of bed to the alien sounds and runaway movements of the clock. it's annoying at 5 a.m. BUT it does what's it's supposed to do — WAKE YOU UP! I will never live without this clock." —MC Florida

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 10 colors).

    21. Easy Way to Stop Smoking by Allen Carr, a book loved by over 3,500 reviewers who say that it *truly* help them quit smoking for good. It's actually written by an author who was smoking about 100 cigarettes a day and chronicles his journey towards stopping.

    Front of book

    Get it from Amazon for $14.19, Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $13.79, or check your local library.

    22. An adjustable back brace that will comfortably help correct your posture. The sleek design is almost invisible under clothes and relieves back, shoulder, and neck pain associated with slouching! You can wear it for a couple of minutes or hours while working for a noticeably more enjoyable sitting experience.,

    Promising review: "After a couple decades of computer use, posture has always been an issue. I was hesitant to get a shoulder posture corrector, because I just assumed it wouldn't be comfortable or would pinch and pull. I'm glad I added one of these to my posture correction routine. I've greatly reduced, or eliminated the posture problems I developed from bad habits. It is comfortable. It's very light weight, and it's easy to hid under a T-shirt. I usually wear it for a couple hours while working. I won't slouch for the rest of the day, and even walk/run with noticeably better posture by not leaning forward since your body tends to follow your arms and shoulders." —Rural Techie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97.

    23. Aquaphor body spray lotion because moisturizing feels so tedious and time-consuming, but *not* applying moisturizer after you shower (especially during winter) has itchy consequences for your skin. It's perfect if you're in a rush, gets into those hard-to-reach places like your back, and makes the process kind of fun.

    Reviewer holding can of body spray

    The non-greasy formula is made with a blend of butane, petrolatum, mineral oil, ceresin, lanolin alcohol, panthenol, glycerin, bisabolol.

    Promising review: "This is a great product for the body. I had ordered it for my husband's extremely dry skin and eczema patches. He hates rubbing in lotion on his skin and waiting for it to dry. This was instant gratification. He doesn't have to get his hands "dirty" at all and a nice light spray is all you need for a good moisturizing coat. It goes on thick so make sure you spray a good 6 inches away and don't over spray. A little goes a long way. Good product." —MakeupartistJen22

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    24. A HelloFresh meal delivery subscription box so you can save major $$$, cut down on ordering take out, and eat full nutritious meals. You can completely customize your meal plan and can also cancel at anytime.

    Box on green background next to vegetables, produce, fruit, and pamphlet
    Hello Fresh

    HelloFresh offers six customizable plans including Meat & Veggies, Veggie, Family Friendly, Calorie Smart, Quick & Easy, and Pescatarian. The subscription offers up to five meals for two to four people each. Each box comes with recipes and all ingredients needed to make the meal.

    Get it from HelloFresh starting at $3.82 per meal.

    25. A timed outlet so you never go into full panic mode when you realize you forgot to turn your straightener off. Simply turn the pointer to the time that you'd like to device turned off by, and the outlet will automatically shut off when the time comes.

    Reviewer timer outlet plugged into wall

    Promising review: "I've been using this for about a month now and love this timer. I had a bad habit of leaving my hair straightener on, but I set the timer to come on for one hour in the morning while I get ready and stay off the rest of the day. I haven't left my hair straightener on since I bought this timer. Highly recommend for anyone who doesn't want to disrupt their morning routine, but wants to be safe during the day while you're out!" —AmznUser181921

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet to ensure you don't double wash already clean dishes *or* accidentally use a dirty cup. Simply use the gray slider to let the rest of the household know whether they're soiled or spotless.

    Promising review: "This helps us so much! Technically everyone in the house could open the dishwasher and very easily see if it's clean or dirty. But instead, I get the 'I didn't know it was dirty and I could put my dishes in it instead of the sink.' Or 'I didn't know it was clean and could be emptied.' This sign has changed it all, especially when it says dirty. Everyone, including my husband and 7-year-old, put their dishes in it when it says dirty. And whoever runs it, always remembers to change it to clean or dirty once emptied. So far, so good! I wish we'd had this years ago! And, it is magnetic and clings easily to the side of our dishwasher. And, it didn't scratch it up or anything, Works great and easy to use!" —Christy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (available in two colors).

    27. Drink coasters so you can keep your furniture in mint condition because damaged tables do not sell well on Facebook Marketplace.

    Two drinking glasses on coasters

    Promising review: "I bought these coasters looking for something that did not let water puddle and subsequently leak onto the surface I am trying to protect. They did not let me down. The top never gets wet and the cork bottom prevents any sliding. I will never buy another coaster." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50.

    28. A folding board because it's time you stopped shoving your clothes straight out of the dryer and back into your laundry bag. Let's face it, you're not going to iron it and yes, everyone can see your super wrinkled top on Zoom. This board effortlessly folds any item of clothing in seconds flat so you'll always look sharp.,

    Promising review: "Dudes, I can't tell you how much I don't like folding clothes. I also can't express to you how much I don't want to write a review on amazon, but here's the thing. I whip out this thing like it's cash money and flip it around like it a two dollar bill you've never seen before. I get my laundry done in six minutes max. Flat. I'm throwing everything in there, towels. Shirts. Pants. My grandmother's bathrobe. This is the best purchase I've had from Amazon. God bless my clothes looking like the gap." —Mac

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four colors).

    29. Glossier Invisible Shield uses a fast absorbing water gel formula to help you get in the habit of applying your sunscreen everyday. Say bye-bye to white-cast because this is translucent and melts right into your skin.


    Promising review: "I had never used sunscreen as part of my daily routine before. I always knew I needed to, but I could never find one that I didn't find to be too greasy underneath my makeup. This sunscreen is amazing. It is super light and smells amazing, but it actually works! I used this for a week-long beach vacation and my skin was very happy. Would highly recommend." —Anna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

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