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    Just 39 Smart Purchases Sure To Make Life Easier

    Because at the end of the day... that's what I'm after and I bet you are too.

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    1. A cozy armchair with a liquid-repelling base and stain-resistant, machine-washable upholstery so no mess — be it a splash of wine or a fully dumped bowl of chili — will take it out of commission. And if (AKA when) you feel like switching up your style, you can choose between 30+ interchangeable covers! 

    gif of a model removing the chair's blue slip cover and tossing it in the wash

    Levity is a new sister brand to Ruggable and chances are, if you regularly stain your rug, staining your chair may be an issue, too! I live with two cats and an incredibly clumsy boyfriend so when I picked up the Levity Classic Lounge Chair in off white, I wasn't so sure it'd live up to its claims. Alas, I've had it for a few months now and cat fur, ketchup, and miscellaneous stains have been no match for this baby! And, as a bonus, the slip covers fit in my portable washing machine — another necessity since I live in NYC and don't have easy access to a full-size machine. The chair only took me 20 minutes or so to construct (I used Levity's handy dandy instructional video), and it's super comfy, roomy, and matches my mid-century style sofa with its walnut legs. Needless to say, I am a happy camper and am looking forward to buying a second cover in a different color so I can change it out seasonally!

    PS: The brand also make washable dining room chairs and liquid-repelling butterfly leaf tables

    Promising review: "I was hesitant with the price but I finally just bit the bullet and got it since my dogs go all over our furniture. I think they use it more than I do! It was easy to put together alone, and I am so pleased that it's machine washable. No buyers' remorse here." —Lauren L.

    Get it from Levity for $659 (available in 30+ colors/prints). 

    2. A tub of The Pink Stuff which can clean anything you throw at it be that tires, pots and pans, stove tops, showers, your 5-year-old's crayon wall mural. 

    very burnt bottom of a reviewer's orange pot
    same pot completely spotless

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    3. A set of bedsheet holders that are basically like suspenders for your mattress, because nothing ruins a morning like having the corner of your fitted sheet pop off as you roll over.

    A reviewer's before and after photos which show a sheet popping off the corner of a mattress and then a sheet attached securely
    a model showing how the band tightens to hold sheets in place

    Each pack comes with four bands which can stretch from 12 to 18 inches and hold adequate tension.

    Promising review: "Say goodbye to rearranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill, so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these Bed Bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three colors and four pack sizes).

    4. A Wet & Forget weekly cleaner you can spritz on your shower walls and tub after you're done cleaning yourself. Leave it on overnight — no scrubbing necessary — and just wash it off the next time you're in the shower!

    Promising review: "I really like the fact that this product is true to its description! I highly recommend you do a thorough and very good job of cleaning before you apply this product, or it will not make the product as effective as it should be! I highly recommend this because really, who wants to clean their shower every day? This also keeps away mold and mildew; how cool is that." —Stephanie Parker

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98

    5. Shower curtain rings with separate hangers for your curtain and liner that will make taking them down and switching them out SO much faster and easier. No marking yourself as "busy" on your office cal so you can fight with your tension rod for 30+ minutes!

    curtain rings with two separate hooks to hold liner and curtain

    Promising review: "This is one of those items you didn’t know you needed, and once you get it you can’t help but wonder how you ever managed before. I absolutely hate taking the shower curtains off because of the whole open and close for multiple shower curtains. I know you’re like, ‘It’s just shower curtain hooks.’ And it is. But when you have to change out the creepy shower liner that likes to attack you, and you dread doing so, this just adds seconds to your life. No more unsnapping. Simply take out the liner, place the liner on the appropriate hook, and presto." —Nardsbaby

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in seven finishes).

    6. A genius medication tracker you can stick to the side of any prescription you regularly forget to take. Now there'll be noooo question as to whether that headache you have is from existing solely on iced coffee or the fact that you've gone three days without your Prozac.  

    The nifty gadget comes from small biz Take-n-Slide. They're also great for using on pet meds, vitamins, and anything else you routinely forget to take/give. 

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? I love it. This is a lifesaver! I’ve been looking for something like this for years. I always forget 10 minutes later if I actually took my medicine or just put it down. I’ve tried so many different ways, making marks on the bottle, making stickers, and other pill containers. None ever work. And pill containers are so bulky when I only need one pill." —Niki

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. A pack of Scrubbing Bubbles gel stamps that gradually dissolve with each flush to keep lime scale and toilet rings to a minimum because the less you have to manually scrub your porcelain throne — the better. 

    Model stamping the gel to the inside of a toilet and flushing

    Promising review: "What can I say? This smells great and helps deodorize the water closet. It helps sanitize and keeps the bowl clean after every flush...and I can't be the only one who's satisfied when I click, press, and release the little jewel-looking gel tab onto the inside of a sparkling-clean bowl!" —Gino

    Get a pack of 12 gel stamps and a dispenser from Amazon for $17.23.

    8. An EZPZ mat with a brilliant suction design so — try as they might — your little one can't toss their plate across the room!!! Ofc they can still feed their meal to the dog piece by piece, but that placemat isn't going anywhere and in the battle against your bebe's messes, that's a major win for you. 

    top down look at oval silicone mat with walled sections for food on a baby's high chair

    Promising review: "I love this thing! We take it when we go out to eat, and it makes everything so much easier with our 1-year-old. It stays stuck pretty well on most tables, and so far our little one hasn't tried to peel it up. Portions seems appropriate, and the dividers also help with scooping and grasping those slipperier foods. We'll probably get a second one dedicated to the diaper bag and keep one at home." —Zoe

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49+ (available in eight colors).

    9. Modular sheet pan dividers so you can make a one-pan meal without overcooking any of the elements. Sick of burning your summer squash while you wait for your Brussels sprouts to finish? Well now you can pull 'em out as soon as they're done without worrying about shuffling multiple hot pans. 

    a model pulling asparagus from the oven and putting salmon and potatoes back in

    Prep'd, the small biz that created these handy dividers, was founded in 2015 by two industrial engineers who believed cooking should be simple, easy, and ultimately fun.

    Promising review: "These are great for so many reasons. We're in a mixed gluten household (one person has celiac and is diabetic, but we are not all doing a gluten-free diet). We can portion control for carb counting and separate out gluten-free vs. none on one pan. Plus, cleanup is just throwing in the dishwasher!" —J Fans

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $29.99.

    10. A laptop cooling pad if your work computer sounds like a jet engine every time you open it up. I know we can't all have 2022 MacBooks but the 2014 model is kinda pushing it...

    a reviewer's laptop resting on thing cooling pad
    reviewer photo of the cooling pad in blue

    Promising review: "This brand is excellent...I decided to try this brand based on reviews and absolutely wasn't disappointed. We've now had them for more than two years without fail. We have two two-fan, and and one three-fan running a minimum of 12 hours daily and all we do is use a vacuum every two to three months and they're good to go. Their angle is perfect, cooling is above average, and dependability is nothing I ever expected. I can't think of any other brand I would consider at any price. More than two years, and all three are still running great!" —Rantasia

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. curved shower attachment that shoots out water in a narrow, contoured spray so you can really get into your pup's thick coat and effectively wash away the poop they had so much fun rolling around in when you let them outside earlier. 🙃

    Promising review: "I wish I purchased this sooner. I have a very hairy double-coated dog, and this gets ALL the shampoo out of his fur. The flow is adjustable, and he will let me spray the top of his head, which he won't let me do with the dog shower attachment at our apartment dog bathing station. The hose is long enough so I can get completely under his belly. I also use this wand to clean the shower walls. I have tried other styles and brands, and this is the best dog shower attachment I have ever purchased. Very easy to install and it looks nice and sleek in the bathroom."Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in two styles that offer different GPM).

    12. A touchless vacuum you can sweep debris right into. No more song and dance with your dust pan trying to brush up every last speck of dust.

    The touchless vacuum in black

    Promising review: "Housework has a lot to teach about physics, math, and philosophy. There is no greater reminder of the Sisyphean fight against entropy than household chores, and Zeno's paradox is exemplified by the little line of dirt left behind by the dustpan, reducing in magnitude by half each time you try to sweep it up, and yet you can never make it go away. The existential crisis I have every time I clean my house has been alleviated by the EyeVac. Just sweep the undesirable atoms (cat hair and litter) into the sensor zone of the vacuum, and like an event horizon, the dirt disappears, sucked into the black hole of the EyeVac. Highly recommended." —Joy

    Get it from Amazon for $129 (available in six colors).

    13. Some Bissell Stomp 'N Go pads capable of lifting whatever nasty stain your pet left you on your new Persian rug. Whether you're picking up slobber, mud, or an "accident" (let's be real — it was just raining and they didn't want to go outside) your fingers don't have to get anywhere near the mess — just throw on a house show, toss the pad on top of the stain, and give it a good ol' stomp. 

    a reviewer holding the pad which is covered in some sort of stain
    a reviewer's carpet with a rectangular clean spot where the pad was used

    Promising review: "It is actually working! I almost cried when I picked up the first pad!! Some genius builder put white carpet in our condo bedrooms. It's now 15 years old so it's definitely not the original white. We knew we were going to get a dog so we didn’t want to replace it right away though. Well, we rescued a dog that was barely potty trained and she did a number on the carpet. Luckily, the smell didn’t linger, but the stain did. We’ve tried numerous products and none of them helped the stain. The stains are now over a year old. We're waiting until after COVID to replace the carpet but I still wanted it to look nice in the meantime. I was skeptical for sure, but holy goodness it’s working!! You can literally see the rectangle where I used (and moved) the first pad!!!! I have a long way to go, but these pads are nothing short of a miracle! I just wish they were bigger because laying them out looks and feels like we’re laying tiles on the floor. Just buy it. You won’t regret it." —Kimmy

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $23.99.

    14. clog-preventing funnel that lets hair go directly down the drain so you and your roommates don't have to take turns wrestling with a drain snake every few weeks. 

    a model placing the blue funnel in a shower drain
    the blue funnel

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "DrainFunnel is a gift from God. Seriously. I am a guy with Tarzan/Jason Momoa-type hair. Shower drain clogged all the time until I found DrainFunnel. I've had DrainFunnel for a year with no clogged drain. No plumbing issues. Nada. Highly recommend!" —BrandonL

    Get it from Lowe's for $13.49.

    15. A Baseboard Buddy with a 4-foot extendable pole that makes cleaning your baseboards, moldings, ceiling fans, and grates nice and easy on your knees, shoulders, and back. If you're someone who forgets to clean those things until big ol' cobwebs are visible, it's probably a good thing to have on hand. 

    a reviewer showing a dirty baseboard buddy pad
    a before and after of a reviewer's once dusty baseboards

    The kit comes with one Baseboard Buddy and three reusable pads which can be used wet or dry. 

    Promising review: "Buy it NOW. Honestly, I had huge reservations about this thing. Yet another miracle cleaning tool that will break or bend or something. I was so wrong. It was easy to put together and I sprayed it with Mean Green and went to the baseboards. No more kneeling and no broken back. This thing is amazing. It is durable and the pad is super absorbent. I am so happy. I can't wait to do the rest of the house!" —artgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99

    16. An as-seen-on-Shark-Tank seat gap filler you can pop in your center console to ensure you never drop another french fry, phone, or credit card into that evil little crevice!!! 

    the black seat gap filler
    a model installing the gap filler

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize it would be one of my most favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it 5 stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    17. A clever twist-bottom flower vase that easily allows you to drain old water and trim the stems of your bouquet. Now, you have no excuse not to be the very best plant parent you can. 

    A model twisting open a white flower vase at the base
    Model cutting the stems of the flowers and draining the water

    Check it out on TikTok here

    Promising review: "Most genius vase. The flowers last so much longer, because you can change the water and snip the stems, to keep bacteria from growing and killing your flowers. It’s also beautiful as a vase itself, super modern and chic." —Eliezer Labkowsky

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (get this price by clipping the 10% off coupon; available in two sizes and six colors). 

    18. A no-spill dog bowl if your dog tries to take a dip in their dish every time you refill it. They are SO dang cute, but man, that gets annoying fast. 

    Dog in a car drinking out of the no spill water bowl

    See it on TikTok here

    Promising review: "TikTok made me buy it, and I'm glad I did. I thought my fur baby would have had a hard time getting the hang of drinking, but he caught on pretty fast. Worth the buy." —Leah L. 

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A set of magnetic air fryer cheat sheets you can affix to your fridge and then quickly crosscheck when you're in the middle of making chicken fingers. That way, you don't have to wash all the eggs and bread crumbs off your hands and fumble with your phone to pull up Google.

    a reviewer photo of an air fryer with the smaller magnetic cheat sheet on it
    a reviewer photo of the larger magnetic cheat sheet mounted on the fridge

    The set comes with two different-size magnets. See it in action on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I thought it over a few times, and then I bought these so I could have a quick reference handy for those times I wanted to make something in my air fryer, which is quite a bit. What surprised me is how often I refer to it. I just throw something in my air fryer, glance at the section that lists the item I’m cooking. Press a few buttons on my fryer, and I’m in business. No more having to search on my phone with wet fingers. A frivolous buy that turned out to be worthwhile." —PickyExtra

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in black).

    20. A satin-lined backless CurlCap made for anyone looking to rock their natural hair. A stretchy, scrunchie-like band keeps your locks up and off of your neck but won't pinch. 

    Model wearing red curlcap with their hair in a high ponytail
    Model wearing black version showing the back where there's an opening for their high ponytail

    CurlCap is a Black-owned apparel company founded by Britney Sade that specializes in caps designed for natural hair with an open back and flexible scrunchie design.

    Promising review: "Good cap. My head circumference is 24" and the hat fits really good and is comfortable. I like the elastic band and it also gives me shade in this hot Texas heat!" —GwenH

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 11 styles).

    21. A magnetic meal planner that sticks right to your fridge so you can easily keep track of the week's menu and any groceries you may need to pick up. Once you've written your list, rip out the perforated page and take it with you.

    a model ripping the perforated shopping list from the menu pad
    Jenna Kate / Etsy

    Jenna Kate is a Utah-based Etsy shop that sells all sorts of organizational accessories (many magnetic) from calendars and chore charts to daily planners and pen holders.

    Promising review: "The perforated list separator is very nicely done, super easy to tear. Quality of paper, cardboard backing, and magnets is great. Love the free shipping, plus this item shipped SO quickly! Very happy with this purchase." —Stacy S.

    Get it from Jenna Kate on Etsy for $12.59 (originally $13.99).