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    Updated on Jan 10, 2019. Posted on Dec 27, 2018

    21 Useful Products To Help Combat Your Next Hellish Week

    Nice try, universe, but I'm armed with a medicine-cabinet riser!!!

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    1. A tangle-free cord organizer, because knot today, satan.

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    Promising review: "I really like this thing! I was tired of detangling my headphones every day after throwing them into my bag. I actually use it and it does the job perfectly!" —Kristen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    2. A pack of jumbo sticky-note dividers to organize the hell out of every book, notebook, or 'zine.

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    Promising review: "I love these! I'm a college student who takes notes a lot, and these are perfect for using on rented textbooks (which you can't write in). The tabs are nice and there's just enough space on each paper to put down important information. Nice thick paper; it's sticky from one edge to about halfway to the other edge so it stays on pretty well." —maria17

    Get it from Amazon for $3.71 (for one; also available in bundles of two, three, six, nine, and twelve).

    3. A small "seed" shelf, so your [Adam Sandler voice] phone, wallet, and keys are always within reach.

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    Get it from Of a Kind for $9.50 (available in dark grey, dark green, and pink).

    4. A magnetic meal planner and shopping list to lay out the week ahead for you.

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    Get it from MakePlanEasier on Etsy for $7.08+ (available with marker pen).

    5. A wake-up light that simulates a sunrise and plays nature sounds — a far cry, or should I say chirp, from your default ringtone.

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    Promising review: "I’ve got to say, this special lighted clock alarm is just amazing. It will wake me to FM radio or an alarm tone that can be set to play sound effects like crickets and a babbling brook. Beyond that, there are light options. It not only will wake me to a sunrise effect, but it will do the reverse if I want to go to sleep with the light slowly dimming. I recommend this very highly." —D.R. Bott

    Read more about our experience using this product here.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    6. A set of "lid masters" to snugly stack all the stray lids cluttering your kitchen cabinets (and falling on you every time you open the door).

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    Get it from Food52 for $40 (for a set of four; also available in sets of six and eight).

    7. And why not round it out with a storage system for stacking each pan, too?

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    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it so I can easily move it if I rearrange my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I also appreciate the color: Others I have seen are shiny silver, which I did not want. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." —CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $16.87.

    8. A bathtub caddy tray you can rest a book or coffee mug (or, lol, your phone) on while you bathe.

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    Promising review: "I was so nervous about ordering this. I have a huge bathtub and I was worried it wouldn't fit — it does. It's incredibly sturdy and I can safely put my MacBook Air 13" on it and enjoy my bath. The wineglass holder is wonderful and the cellphone holder is perfect. It expands and shortens nicely and is very user-friendly. I highly recommend this tray." —Jesse

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    9. A high-rise organizer for your medicine cabinet because figuring out how to stack on top of these narrow AF shelves can be a nightmare.

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    Promising review: "My medicine cabinet looks so neat with these organizers! The quality of plastic is good; the compartment size is convenient. I bought a few different sizes and found use for all of them. Highly recommended." —ZK

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four styles/sizes).

    10. A mini desk calendar to keep your eyes on the prize.

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    Get it from DubuDumo on Etsy for $5.99 (available in violet and pink).

    11. A five-piece set of air containers that'll save you time rummaging through baggies to find your dry food.

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    Promising review: "This is the second set of OXO Pop containers that I have purchased. I bought the really big set a while ago and was hooked. No longer will my white rice/grains/rolled oats/grits go wormy (I know...yuck); my cat's kibble is stored in a clear container so I can see when it's running low. (FYI: the pet food container is not included in these sets, but is worth the additional purchase.) I love these containers. They are lightweight enough so there's no strain on the wrists, yet heavy enough they don't tip over easily. The lids are easy to clean, and you could apply labels to distinguish between flours and sugars. They are expensive, but I believe you get what you pay for — quality costs extra money. If I need another set in the future, I will buy it." —Judith A Loue

    Get it from Amazon for $47.59.

    12. A monitor stand and organizer with a special slot for your phone — to free up surface area on your desk and create a workspace that soothes, rather than triggers, your anxiety.

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    Promising review: "I am a writer and do all of my writing on a laptop, as I do not have a desktop. After getting my Corsair keyboard, I decided I needed to raise the laptop up. My laptop is a decent size and it fits with no issue. Now I'm no longer straining my neck when I write and it clears up the desk a little." —Evan Bond

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. A robot vacuum cleaner so at least someone is pulling their weight around the house while you're off being stressed.

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    Promising review: "I'm a college student with classes during the day and work until the AM hours of the night at the hospital, and this little guy has already made my days a little easier. I have a really dark gradient blue tile with little indents where I live so it makes it really difficult to see where it is clean or dirty. When I used to mop or sweep before I would have to go over the area multiple times. This little guy picks up everything! I also have long hair so I shed a lot, it this makes me feel a lot better when I get to enter a clean house after a long day." —Vt24

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

    14. A metal file holder to display all the paperwork you need at your fingertips — not buried in a file cabinet — throughout the workday.

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    Promising review: "Beautiful, sleek, and holds file folders up so nicely! Such a great price too. My coworker fell in love with it and is ordering one for her desk too!" —AR_Shaw

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    15. A MoMA-approved collection of acrylic storage boxes that reviewers have used to store everything from office supplies (our recommendation) to makeup to cookies to baby tarantulas (not our recommendation).

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    Promising review: "These boxes are great for storage. They are well made, sturdy, and easy to see what you have in them. They come in a variety of sizes for a multitude of uses! I have mine in my bathroom, but they could easily be used in the kitchen, laundry room, office, etc." —MumMum

    Get them from The Container Store for $1.59+ (available in six sizes and in clear, pink/red, blue, orange, and green).

    16. A four-part drawer organizer, because half the battle of getting out the door every morning is finding your other sock.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE LOVE LOVE these organizers!! At just $13 for four organizers I took my chances and ordered two sets of four. I figured, worst-case scenario I would have to cut the dividers out of the bra organizers. I am guessing if you wear a 36 band size or above that the organizer may be too narrow to fit the bra. However I believe you could fold in the extra band and fit them in. I had no problem fitting DD cups into these. I wear a 32DD and the bras fit beautifully in the organizers. I ordered another set for tank tops and other extras I did not think of before. Great product for a great price!" —Elizabeth L Blackwell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in white and gray).

    17. A surprisingly stylish Squatty Potty, because your week might be going to shit but that doesn't mean your bowels have to, too!

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    Promising review: "This thing is SLEEK! I bought this for my new home's main floor guest bath. We wanted to provide guests with the convenience of the Squatty Potty without the eyesore of the white 7" one. I feel like if Kim and Kanye had a Squatty Potty, it would be this one." —Durga D

    Get it from Amazon for $82.57. (Find the acrylic a little too hip for your pooping needs? Check out the original Squatty Potty for $24.99.)

    18. A set of magnetic spice jar dispensers, so you'll never have to ask where the salt went ever again. (Might I suggest checking the side of your fridge?)

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    Promising review: "Finally!!! We searched for a long time for spice jars that would hold a nice amount of spices. These are perfect! With a pour or sprinkle option, window to see the spice level, strong magnet, and space-saving square shape! We planned to just put our 'popular' spices in them but we love them so much we are buying another set so we can have all our spices organized!!" —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in sets of 3, 6, 12, and 24).

    19. A four-bag laundry hamper, because you can never have too many compartments for every subgroup of "dirty."

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    Promising review: "This unit is terrific, looks great, and was easy to put together. It's deceiving how much room it has. Each bin holds at least two wash loads of items, three if sorting undergarments or lightweight tops. Because it takes up limited space I got another for towels and heavy items like jeans or sheets. I am extremely pleased with this purchase." —Dan Marois

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    20. A self-watering hanging planter for both indoor and outdoor use. I'm telling you: You can't mess it up this time — not with this planter.

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    Promising review: "Works great — no more overwatering my plant. Easy-to-see floating red stick indicating water level. Looks nice too. Well-made using quality materials. I would definitely buy it again. Hung it in the bath area and looks really nice." —Dawn

    Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in black, lime, gray, burgundy, and white).

    21. And a small food puzzle so you can feel like everything is in its right place for one fleeting moment.

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    Get it from Food52 for $45+ (for a set of three fresh-food puzzles; also available in a set of four prepared food and full set of seven).

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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