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    If You're Having A Bad Day, You Probably Need One Of These 38 Things

    Featuring practical products to help fix a problem as well as things to help you de-stress after a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A linen pillow cover perfect for anyone who unwinds after a stressful day by rewatching The Office for the 500th time.

    A customer review photo of their dog with the pillow case that says "dwight you ignorant slut"
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    Promising review: "By far the greatest pillow cover to ever exist. If Jesus needed a pillow cover, it would be this pillow." —Matt Wood

    Get them from Amazon: the cover for $8.99 and a pillow insert for $10.99.

    2. A mini waffle maker with the power to turn even a gray dreary Monday into a good day. This mini maker is particularly great for anyone with limited kitchen storage.

    waffle maker on a kitchen counter
    Target

    I love this little appliance! It heats up fast, it cooks the waffle batter in minutes, and it barely takes up any space in my cabinet. Fun tip: The waffles are the perfect size to use as the "bread" in a breakfast sandwich.

    Promising review: "This mini waffle maker saves me time, energy, and money every morning! I use my protein pancake mix to make a quick egg-and-cheese sandwich or enjoy classic waffles with fruit. Such an easy cleanup and perfect for my small apartment kitchen." —cm

    Get it from Target for $12.99 (available in seven colors) or Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 19 styles).

    3. Or a Whiskware pancake batter mixer because I'm pretty sure pancakes have the power to cure a broken heart, help you wind down after a stressful day at school, and even keep your kids quiet for a few minutes so you can hear yourself think. And remember: Pancakes aren't just breakfast food — you're allowed to have them for any meal of the day!

    Amazon

    When making pancakes, just pour all the ingredients directly into the bottle, shake it up, and then squeeze the batter directly onto your pan or griddle. It couldn't be easier!

    Promising review: "This is the best breakfast invention after the waffle maker. LOVE IT! As someone who makes pancakes or waffles three to four times a week (my kids are pretty spoiled, but breakfast is key to getting through the first part of the school day), this is the easiest and fastest way to get that done. I just add everything to the bottle, shake, and pour into the waffle maker or griddle. When I am done, just add some water, shake again, empty, and then place everything in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    4. A drain cover so you can add a few extra inches of water to your bubble bath. Go ahead and grab your beverage of choice — you're about to soak all your worries away.

    A before and after of a bathtub filled as far as it can be filled without the cover and then with the cover which is about 3-4 inches higher
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great item to add to your bath time routine! I usually take a bath once or twice a week as a way to unwind, but the tubs in my house aren't very deep and the water drains through the overflow drain very quickly. This makes it so that the water stays in and you won't have to choose what part of your body to keep under the warm water. It's easy to use and install; it just takes a few seconds to make sure all of the suction cups are in place." —Karen B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four colors).

    5. A roll-on Migrastil Migraine Stick — many reviewers say it helps give them relief from migraine symptoms that can often stop them in their tracks and derail their day. Apply to your temples, forehead, and back of the neck at the first sign of a migraine.

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    FYI: The company has recently updated the applicator, so now it has a cooling metal roller ball. Sounds incredible!

    Promising review: "If you suffer from any type of headache, BUY THIS. It is totally worth the money. It lessens the pain and leaves you with the ability to think/process. For me, that is the most difficult to deal with, as I often have to power through a migraine while I am either teaching high school English or corralling a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old. This will take away the nausea and the throbbing, but you do still feel out of sorts. Better than the full migraine though, so go for it!" —Scout

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    Read our full review of the Migrastil migraine stick here.

    6. Or an ice roller that you can roll on your neck and forehead to give you sweet relief from dreaded migraines. Been crying the night before because you had a bad day and now have puffy eyes? This can help reduce that redness and puffiness in just a few minutes.

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    Promising review: "Something I never knew I really needed, but this ice roller is perfect for occasional eye puffiness. Instead of ice cubes wrapped in a washcloth, this roller is ready in the freezer at all times. The roller is so refreshing after working in my garden." —Leebee72

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (nine colors available).

    7. A cushioned foam acupressure mat and pillow set to keep in your home office so you can lie on it whenever you start to get neck and back pain. Even just a few minutes on this thing will help relieve pressure points and make you feel more relaxed and ready to conquer your day.

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    It can also help you deal with stress and insomnia. Check out our full review of the ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat to learn just how much this mat can help.

    Promising review: "This thing is awesome! Yes, it can hurt, especially on those really tight areas, but I love it anyway. You can feel the blood start racing through your body, great for circulation. Takes a few minutes to adjust your body to the right position when lying on your back. I lay on it in all different ways. Pull your legs up when on your back to get the middle of your back and spine. I love standing on it — the hip area hurts but I do it anyway. If you're really a trooper, kneel on it. I use it almost every day and I only wear underwear when I use it. This was a great price and it came with a bolster pillow. I've ordered more for friends." —K***y

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.47+ (available in 14 colors).

    8. Or an ergonomic and compact Shiatsu-style back and neck massager so you can feel like you're at the spa even though you're still on your couch that's littered with Cheerios, screaming children, and the laundry you still have to fold.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought one of these for a Christmas gift; everyone had to try it out, and everyone wanted it! I bought another almost immediately for someone who had raved about it at the Christmas party and was going through a stressful spot. She was thrilled with the gift and said it was perfect for the circumstances. Much better than a casserole or vase of flowers. Both of these have been loved and greatly enjoyed! This is nice for targeted areas (lower back, shoulders, neck, glutes, legs, etc.) and I love that it has heated and unheated options. Also love that it shuts itself down after 20 minutes, a good safety feature. I will say that the massage function is very firm, which is great for some areas and not so great for bonier spots — like ankles, wrists. This pillow is very firm, not really a pillow at all, which keeps the massaging area in place. It is comfortable to recline on, or prop a leg up on, but it's more for support than cushioning." —J. D. Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in three colors).

    9. A hand-poured candle from Kreative Candle Co. appropriately named "Me Time." It has a relaxing scent of herbs, lavender, and aromatic woods, and with a burn time of over 50 hours, you'll be lighting this baby for many nights to come.

    kreative candle co "me time" candle with purple wax
    Kreative Candle Co.

    Kreative Candle Co. is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business based in Las Cruces, NM, that specializes in soy candles that are biodegradable and slow burning.

    Get it from Kreative Candle Co. for $15.

    10. Or a candle subscription that sends artisan candles straight to your front door for just $10 a month. Imagine coming home after a long day at work or a stressful day of taking care of your kids and seeing a beautifully scented, high-quality candle waiting for you!

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Vellabox

    If you choose to pay upfront for a 6- or 12-month subscription, you can save even more money.

    Here's what my colleague Chelsea Stuart had to say about this subscription: "I have been subscribed to this box for about six or so months now and I LOVE it. The candles smell incredible, the jars/labels are soo aesthetically pleasing, and they're even packaged in reusable drawstring bags. I also appreciate the little card that comes in the box that explains the scent and gives you a lil' more info on the candlemaker so you can shop them directly for additional scents."

    Get it from Vellabox for $10+/month (available in 6- or 12-month subscriptions).

    11. A mini hanging sloth planter to display your favorite succulent or air plant. It's also a nice reminder to ~slow down~ and enjoy your day.

    the sloth with air plant inside
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This little planter really exceeded my expectations. It's incredibly sturdy and the color choices made on the paint job are really nice. Lots of gold paint and such a cute little face. The planter is much bigger than I expected, I thought it would be tiny but it's a bit larger. I also like that you can hang it or simply place it on the counter." —Lori Colt

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    12. A giant 750-ml wine glass for the days you tell yourself "I just need one glass to relax after the day I've had." We only speak the truth around here!

    Amazon

    The bottle says, "Finally! A wine glass that fits my needs!" Quite fitting.

    Promising review: "Really cute gift and good-quality glass. It's easy to hold, too! I was worried it would break during shipping but it was enclosed in foam inside the box." —Mimicking

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

    13. A dipping sauce holder that attaches to the AC vent of your car for an optimal on-the-go chicken nugget–dunking or fry-dipping experience. Nothing can make a bad day better quite like a fast food stop to treat yourself on the way home, and this apparatus makes the experience so much more enjoyable.

    reviewer dunking a chicken tender in a sauce packet that is attached to a sauce holder
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    Promising review: "This is the best invention ever! I’m a sauce queen and this allows me to have sauce in my car without wasting it! Whoever invented this knows my love language!" —Quintana

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    14. A hilarious dinosaur-shaped taco holder for serving dinner in a prehistorically playful way. Place your taco in the T. rex's "spine" and have fun chomping away!

    reviewer photo of a t-rex taco holder with a taco in it
    amazon.com

    This can hold two tacos, and reviewers say it holds hard-shell tacos the best.

    Promising review: "I bought this as the 'white elephant gift' for my office party and a fistfight nearly broke out over who got to take this bad boy home. It. Was. Awesome! Do yourself a favor and buy like 40 of these things." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A night-light adorably designed to look like a squishy little kitty. How can you not feel better when you look at this purrrr-fect face?!

    white glowing kitty night light sitting on a desk
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    It can alternate between seven different colors.

    Promising review: "This is so cute!!! The battery lasts long enough. I got it two weeks ago and have used it every night since then. Haven't recharged yet and it works fine! A light tap can turn it on, and the light is perfect for bedtime!" —Luy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two designs and with or without a remote).

    16. A pair of fuzzy slippers with a memory foam sole that will make you feel like you're walking on clouds as you wear them around the house. Go ahead and kick off your work shoes after a horrible day at the office — these babies are waiting for you.

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    Promising review: "I've ordered many versions of this shoe and this is my favorite one by far. The softness and the sole is sturdy and easy to walk in. Others slip off or trip me but these are perfect. Highly recommend. Perfect Xmas gift. TikTok made these blow up and these are the best brand on Amazon that I've found. I'm buying one for everyone in my family." —Melissa T

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–10.5 and 17 colors)

    17. Or this pair of smiley face slippers that'll make you involuntarily grin when you look down at them. Even if you're still in the middle of your bad day, at least your footwear will be cushy, comfortable, and adorable.

    Yllw The Label

    Yllw is a Florida-based small business from newlyweds MaryKatherine and Justin Black.

    Get them from Yllw for $38 (available in sizes S–L and four colors. They are currently on preorder but will ship in two to three weeks).

    18. A milk frother to get that perfectly fluffy foam on top of your homemade latte. Treating yourself to little luxuries is the perfect way to kick that bad day to the curb.

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    This frother is powered by batteries, and it only takes 15 to 30 seconds to create a perfect froth or foam.

    Promising review: "My favorite new kitchen device!! Makes the best lattes, matcha tea, and even homemade whipped cream in a flash. Don’t like to make hot drinks without it! Looks sleek and cute on kitchen counter, too. And I hate clutter. Love that you can click it on and it stays on until clicked off. You don’t have to hold down the button the whole time like others I’ve seen. Love this!" —ElizabethC.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47+ (available in three colors)

    19. Avarelle acne patches (also available in extra large) if you wake up the day before a huge presentation at work or a date you're really excited about and you have a huge zit on your forehead. Don't worry — place one of these patches on your face for a few hours, and it'll help significantly reduce the size and redness of your breakout.

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    photo of pimple gunk from a reviewer's pimple patch

    Reviewers say they blend in with their skin so they can wear them throughout the day!

    Promising review: "I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am in love. They are really thin and blend into my highly freckled face incredibly well...I have gone out in public twice with them on, because when I did my last second mirror check before I got out of the car, I didn’t notice I had them on! While they absolutely help clean out the skin underneath, the biggest thing it does for me is stops me from touching my face. When I'm stressed out, I will absentmindedly touch/run my hands along my face and jaw constantly. Now, when I notice I’m doing that, I run into the bathroom and put these on any spots I have. Since they are thin and stick really well, I am able to leave them alone and stop touching my face." —MelsBells

    Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.49 and a box of eight extra-large patches for $7.64 from Amazon.

    20. An unofficial Disney parks cookbook filled with over 100 classic recipes to make at home. It'll make you feel like you're strolling in Adventureland with a refreshing Dole Whip in hand, even if you're actually just in your kitchen, surrounded by unwashed dishes.

    Simon & Schuster

    Promising review: "I love the pictures associated with recipes and the fact that they’re laid out by areas within the parks. Recipes are super easy to follow. I’ve made some with my son." —Mama777

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99, Bookshop for $20.23, and Target for $11.99.

    21. shower phone mount if your day is jam-packed and the only moment you have to yourself is in the shower. Looks like the perfect opportunity to catch up on your favorite Real Housewives franchise!

    Reviewer photo of the shower mount with a phone inside playing music
    Reviewer photo of the shower mount with a phone inside playing a video

    One of the coolest things about this mount is that you can still touch your screen even when it's inside the case. This makes it *so* easy to skip songs until you find the perfect one for rinsing shampoo off.

    Promising review: "My girlfriend was always taking her phone to the shower. I have been looking for a phone mount on the shower for a while now and its just the product that I have been looking for. The adhesive looks extremely strong. It can even fit my huge Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G phone. You can even use the touchscreen while showering!! The sound doesn't distort inside the mount when playing music. Tested the splash-proof a couple of times and it looks like it does the job! My girlfriend loves it." —Yong Park

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    22. A brilliant Shrek toothpaste topper with the ability to make you chuckle at the end of a challenging day. Even if nothing went your way that day, Shrek will be pooping out your toothpaste, and that sounds like a win to me.

    the front of the shrek toothpaste tooper
    the back of the toothpaste topper with toothpaste being squeezed out of it
    CasualChicken / Etsy

    CasualChicken is a small business based in Irvine, California, that creates custom 3D printed art.

    Promising review: "SO CUTE!! Looks exactly like the picture!! I also received a coupon for the shop after purchasing so that was very much appreciated." —Dominique 

    Get it from CasualChicken on Etsy for $5.94.

    23. A 2-in-1 robotic Bissell vacuum and wet mop that can clean up for you so those muddy footprints from the dog and spilled snacks from your kid don't totally ruin your day.

    Amazon

    The robotic vacuum/mop is powered by a lithium ion battery that can run for up to 130 minutes. It's suitable for use on wood, tile, linoleum, and other sealed hard floors.

    Promising review: "I love this, it works so well! Super easy to use and figure out the different attachments. We have a dog who is constantly throwing grass and soil from her indoor potty all over the rug and we are also doing some home improvement projects so we have sawdust on the floor as well and this vacuum picks it all up super easily. I love that it’s so easy to change the wet and dry attachments and this thing has a surprisingly long battery life even on high power. I run this almost every day and I would say it’s well worth the price. My dog was a little scared of it at first but she has gotten used to it. Works great on our hardwood floors as well as on the rug." —Julia V.

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

    24. A long-lasting HyperChiller that can chill your hot coffee in less than 60 seconds (yes, you read that right!). It can also chill wine at a moment's notice — which is good to keep in mind on nights you get home after working 12 hours straight.

    reviewer's HyperChiller next to a glass of iced coffee
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    Promising review: "Perfect for making iced coffee! I absolutely love this! I was a little uncertain about it when I bought it because I didn't really understand how it worked (and it was a little expensive). That being said, I really care about my iced lattes, so I gave it a shot. I have no regrets whatsoever — I use it probably five times a week, and I love that I don't have to deal with watered-down iced coffees!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four colors).

    25. A set of Lovoir winged eyeliner stamps — I know when I'm feeling down in the dumps, putting on some makeup can help me feel even a little better. Instead of struggling through applying your winged liner, let this magical tool do it for you!

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    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out...but to my surprise I put the left cat eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes).

    26. A Knock Knock notepad if your loved one is having a bad day and you want to help improve it for them. Trust us: Reading the nice things you have to say about them is an instant mood booster.

    what i love about you today pad with purple on it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "With this pad, it is incredibly easy to be both romantic and efficient. I've been using this consistently for a few months now — filling out a sheet when I feel especially enamored with my partner, and sending it to his apartment. This way, he gets a delayed but genuine affirmation of my appreciation for him, which makes him feel appreciated and wooed. It's a really fun and easy way to do that, because what's easier than checking off a few boxes? My roommates and I use the Knock Knock pads for a variety of things — especially this one and the one for grocery shopping lists." —Rachel F.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A cooling weighted blanket that can simulate the calming feeling of a big hug. Lie underneath this while reading your favorite book or watching your favorite show and you'll start to feel better in no time.

    The weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed
    Amazon

    Pro tip: For the most therapeutic effect (increased melatonin, decreased cortisol, and less stress/anxiety), go for a blanket that is roughly 10% of your body weight. For adults, it doesn't hurt to go heavier, but it does take some time to get used to, so give it a few days!

    Promising review: "I’ve always had trouble sleeping ever since I can remember. I move around a lot, twist and turn, and take sometimes HOURS to fall asleep — even then my sleep tended to be very poor. I would find that putting multiple blankets or pillows would help, because of the weight, so I decided to give this product a try. Ever since I started to use this blanket, I’ve had a lot less trouble falling asleep and STAYING asleep until I need to wake up for work. This definitely helps with anxiety and insomnia issues; I guess it makes me feel secure/safer. It’s definitely worth it!" —Natali Galindo

    Get it from Amazon for $20.39+ (available in 14 varied sizes and weights).

    28. A set of nail decals in a cutesy pumpkin pattern or dark starry design because treating yourself to a manicure can definitely put you in a better mood, and this can give you that salon-quality, detailed look from the comfort of your house.

    Tattoorary / Etsy

    Tattoorary is a Netherlands-based small business that sells temporary tattoo and nail decals designed by owner/designer/photographer/illustrator Wilma Boekholt.

    Promising review: (for the pumpkin design) "These are perfect, adorable little Halloween designs to make any nails pop during the holiday. I can't wait to try these out when it gets closer to the season. Thank you very much! =)" —Jennifer Kist

    Get them from Tattoorary on Etsy for $4; the pumpkins here and the stars here.

    29. A spa-esque towel warmer so you can feel like you're staying in a luxurious 5-star resort — even if you're sharing a tiny apartment with a roommate who never cleans up.

    A model pulling a towel out of the silver towel warmer
    Amazon

    The towel warmer has four timer settings (15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes) and an auto-shutoff feature. It can fit two large towels.

    Promising review: "This does an awesome job of keeping up to two bath sheet-sized towels warm. Several time settings. This is awesome to get out of the shower and have. I won’t go back to not having heated towels — it’s amazing!" —Anne Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $140.43+ (available in three colors).

    30. A temperature-controlled smartmug to ensure you'll always have a warm cup of coffee to get you through the seven meetings your boss scheduled for you today. Through your smartphone, you can choose the exact temperature (between 120 degrees F to 145 degrees F) you'd like your coffee to be.

    Amazon

    A single charge can keep your drink piping hot for 1.5 on-the-go hours or if you leave it on the charging coaster, it'll maintain its temp all day. It will also turn on and off when it senses your cup is empty or liquid has been poured in.

    Promising review: "Best thing since sliced bread! I hate when my coffee gets cold. I was originally looking for one of those warming coaster, but then I saw the Ember mugs...there was no turning back. I can take my coffee with me into my boss's office and it still stays hot?? Yes please. I used that app and have adjusted my temp down to 127 degrees. It stays at that temperature the entire time. I’ve not had an issue with battery life either, doesn’t take me more than an hour to polish off a cup of coffee. I HIGHLY recommend." —Mathews

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95

    31. A bug bite suction tool so an itchy mosquito bite won't completely ruin your day. Instead, use this to suck the venom out of your bite, and you'll keep all that itchiness and irritation away!

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    Some reviewers say it has strong suction power, so use it lightly!

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite is gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: It’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two colors).

    32. A big ol' bag of powdered cheddar cheese because mac 'n' cheese is the ultimate comfort food, and knowing you have the power to make it as cheesy as possible is about as comforting as it gets.

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    Promising review: "OMG where has this been my whole adult life with kids?! As a child growing up in the '90s, I lived on Kraft mac 'n' cheese. Fast-forward and now I have two little kids of my own. I always stayed away from most boxed mac 'n' cheese because of all of the bad ingredients, though my kids have had Kraft on the rare occasion. I stumbled across this stuff that was recommended by BuzzFeed so I got it. It came this morning and the kids were devouring it by dinner. I boiled 8 ounces of organic whole-wheat elbow noodles, drained and then added 2 tablespoons of butter, 2-ish tablespoons of milk (or yogurt), and then 3 tablespoons of the cheese mix. I did add a pinch of salt to kick up the flavor a bit. The package has a zip lock and the bag I got is good until October, so seven months? I bet we will go through the whole bag by then!" —ACP

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    33. An all-natural, vegan stain-removing stick capable of lifting even the most caked-on stains from your clothes. That means getting a massive ketchup stain on your favorite white sweater isn't a recipe for disaster! Just treat the stain with this whenever you do laundry and your sweater will come out looking brand new.

    a pile of stain sticks
    Shady Creek Naturals / Etsy

    When doing laundry, wet the stain and then give it a good rub with the solid formula before throwing it back in the wash. 

    Shady Creek Naturals is a family-owned small cleaning business based in Dallas, North Carolina.

    Promising review: "Amazing, amazing! This stain remover has gotten grass stains, mud stains, bloodstains, and ink stains off clothes. Nothing has worked so well before. I love this! Will definitely order more!!" —Sasha Gonzalez

    Get it from Shady Creek Naturals on Etsy for $8.

    34. A pair of prism spectacles if the idea of sitting up after a long, hard day just isn't going to happen. Now you can still read a book or catch up on Netflix all while staying completely horizontal.

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    Promising review: "I didn't know what I was missing until I used this. My life is now complete. If you enjoy comfort and lazy binge-watching but don't care how ridiculous you look wearing these, then you have found Nirvana. My glasses fit in these just fine. Takes a minute to get used to, then it becomes your reason to live. Expect people to laugh at you, but forgive them for they know not what they are missing." —Michael Boyd

    Get them from Amazon for $14.88.

    35. A pillow-top mattress pad you can sink into and forget all of your problems. Oh, your kid needs two dozen home-baked cookies for the bake sale tomorrow? Sounds like someone else's job.

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    The breathable, deep-pocket topper hugs your mattress like a fitted sheet, so you don't have to worry about it popping off in the middle of the night. It's also machine washable, so you don't have to drag it to the dry cleaner.

    Promising review: "Whoaaa this thing is amazing. I have a very expensive, firm mattress that I bought when I was younger. The mattress is still in good shape so I didn’t want to get rid of it. The firm thing just wasn’t working for me anymore. I had a foam mat but it still was too hard. So I got this, put this over the foam mat and it’s like a new mattress. I slept like a rock last night. Haven’t slept that well in a long time. I also like that it’s attached to the mattress pad, so it’s not sliding all over. It slept very cool, I’m assuming that’s because is cotton. Highly recommend if you’re looking to fix a mattress and not have to spend money on a new one." —Julie

    Get it from Amazon for $59.41+ (available in sizes twin–California king and in two colors).

    36. A meditation coloring book full of empty pages that are designed by an actual neuroscientist. Yes, this is a scientifically effective way to help you wind down, get creative and leave anything bad that happened today behind.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I thought it was stupid at first. BUT then I tried it. I colored at night before bed and it was very relaxing, clears the mind, and I was able to fall asleep faster! I highly recommend for anyone with anxiety, anyone that doesn't fall asleep easily, or just for fun." —Jacqueline S.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    37. A tube of Burt's Bees After Sun Soother if you find yourself feeling a bit burnt after a long day soaking up the sun. Apply this all over the sunburnt area as soon as possible for sweet relief from the pain, itching, and heat.

    reviewer's really burnt back on the left and the same back with just tanned skin on the right
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    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling!

    Promising review: "Perfect sunburn solution! I've used this for years, and I call it the magic sunburn cream. I try to be really good about sunscreen, but every once in a while, a spot gets missed, or I end up out in the sun longer than intended and get a burn. Burt's Bees to the rescue! I swear, since I've discovered this, I haven't peeled from a burn. Typically, if I get this lotion on a burn quickly enough, the burn is gone by the next day. Sometimes a burn is bad enough to take two days of application for redness to fade, but that's all. My only complaint would be the scent, because it's a little weird, but I'm willing to deal with it for how effective this product is!" —Shannon Charington

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    38. And finally a mini screaming goat figure — when you feel like you're about to lose it after yet another emergency at work, just push the goat's platform so this little guy can let out the shriek you're currently wishing you could expel.

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    The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

    Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a coworker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it'd be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.17.

    Now it's time to do a little dance now that your bad day has turned into a good day:

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