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    21 Products That'll Help Solve Your Little Morning Annoyances

    Don't talk to me until I've purchased all 21.

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    1. A microfiber wrap that'll dry your hair in record speed so you don't have to hop on the subway to work looking like a wet dog.


    Promising review: "I have wavy hair that needs product or it gets frizzy. When I took this off my head after my shower, my hair was ALMOST DRY and I had all these well-defined curls! I couldn't believe it. And the large button and wide loop make it easy to put on, unlike the others with the small button and tight loop that were so frustrating — they went right into the donation pile. Don't hesitate, this is worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

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

    Check out our full review of the Aquis original hair towel.

    2. A pack of super effective earplugs for those mornings when the garbage truck swings by your window 30 minutes before you planned on getting out of bed.,

    Promising review: "I purchased these earplugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hanger. It's particularly horrendous in the evening. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these earplugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the earplugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. My only complaint is perhaps these earplugs work a little too well. I missed my an hour and a half. The earplugs blocked every bit of noise. After the initial panic of being late for work wore off, I was slightly amused that my neighbors had to listen to my alarm while I, for once, slept through their douchebaggery. These will be the only earplugs I wear from now on." —Emily Buss

    Get them from Amazon for $2.98 (for 10).

    Check out our full review of the Flents Quiet Contour ear plugs.

    3. Cleaning tablets to pop into your go-to travel mug when you discover you forgot to clean it out the last time.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get them from Amazon for $7.95 (for 12).

    4. A towel with snappable buttons so you can carry on with your daily routine without having to readjust every two minutes as it comes undone.


    Promising review: "This towel wrap is, of course, intended for use by men, and I'm sure it works well for that purpose. However, I thought I'd leave a review for any other petite females who may be looking for something like this, as I was, and haven't had much luck with the ones marketed for women. I was mainly looking for something that met two criteria: 1) didn't have Velcro and 2) didn't come down to my ankles. I've owned similar wraps in the past and was always aggravated by the way the elasticized part felt on my chest, mainly due to the Velcro. It also tends to get ruined when washed/dried, damages other items that are laundered with it, curls up, etc. I found a few wraps for women that had buttons or snaps like this one, but they were all way too long for me. I'm 5'1" and about 110 lbs. This towel wrap was exactly what I was looking for — it hits me at mid-thigh level, is thick but not heavy (I didn't want it to be see-through but didn't want to sweat while trying to get ready), is absorbent but soft, and it fits snugly but isn't too tight." —ally9

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in 14 colors).

    And find a hook-and-loop women's version for $19.95+ (available in S–XL and in eight colors).

    5. A dreamy contour memory-foam pillow for back- and side-sleepers who keep waking up feeling achey and bad — this lil' bit of extra neck support really does the trick.


    Comes with a five-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I love this pillow! I’m a very picky pillow person and my last contoured pillow was amazing for my neck and back. But when it started to need replacing, they were no longer being made. I hesitated to buy a pillow online but was desperate to get some proper neck support! This one is amazing. It’s longer than most and offers two different heights. I love it! It has reduced my neck and back pain significantly. I woke up the first morning with no pain. My biggest problem is fighting my kids and husband off of it!" —Bethumms

    Get it from Amazon for $55.56.

    6. A four-way brush cleaner that'll be on hand to (speedily) take on whatever mess you find on your shoes at the last moment.

    The welt surface can be used on heavy scuff marks and stains, nylon bristles for light scuffs, arched half circle for rounded corners, while the thin protruding brush is ideal for getting those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.

    Promising review: "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road, because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease, my bucks are looking great again! I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. It even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    7. An interlocking drawer organizer so you don't have to spend 15 minutes looking for that dang dental floss.

    Promising review: "So I bought a lot of these!! They are awesome, they interlock and allow for different combination of sizes and layouts. My drawers are finally organized, my OCD mind is at ease, and I can sleep better knowing that my toothbrush is not touching the cotton swab dispenser. Seriously though, the sizes available in this package seem to fit most things, like a toothbrush, external hard drives, screws, and dog combs." —Leo Light

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9+ (available in five colors).

    8. A "wrinkle release" spray if you simply don't have the time to warm up an iron. (And we're not here to judge!)

    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb dot com. You just spray it on your clothes, smooth out the clothes with your hands quickly, wait a few minutes, and the clothes are wrinkle-free! I hate ironing, so this is magic. Obviously it won't work on hard creases but wrinkles from the dryer, for example, it will get rid of." —J. Larsen

    Get two bottles from Amazon for $13.26+ (available in two scents).

    9. A cold-brew coffee maker – it'll beat waiting in an impossibly long Starbucks line.


    Promising review: "I was spending so much money at Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, waiting in lines, being late for work, for burnt or watery coffee. I don't remember how I came across cold brew because I'd never heard of anything but iced coffee at that point...which I assumed was the same. Nope! It's not. As soon as I started using Seattle's Best Coffee signature blend number 5, everyone at my office started texting me at all hours of the night to bring them in some coffee! All in all I love this thing and its so easy to use. I have just bought two of the largest ones for the office!!" —pedikeens

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    This is our top budget pick for the best cold brew makers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. A pair of cozy lumberjack socks if you hate the feeling of the ice cold floor on your feet when you get out of bed in the morning.


    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in 70+ colors).

    11. A pack of bedsheet suspenders (grippers that keep your linens from slipping off the mattress) if you keep waking up with you bedding on the floor next to your bed.


    Promising review: "Amazing product. I am an architect. I hate a messed-up bed. I couldn't find thinner fitted sheets. I bought these clips. Did I say amazing? I often have shown my own home to potential clients in order to show them some of my work. The beds had to be neat when I did. I bought these clips with a lot of doubts. I CAN'T SAY HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO READ THE REVIEW FROM THE PERSON WHO DESCRIBES THE BEST WAY TO PUT ON THE CLIPS. (By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed surface, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress. As opposed to all of the other reviewers who complain about how difficult it is to fasten the clips on while lifting up the corner of the mattress!) Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric." —Steven P. Gray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

    12. A commuter mug that actually delivers on its promise to keep your bev hot (or cold) all day long so there's no obligation to chug it on your trek to work.,

    Promising review: "The most important thing for me in a mug like this is that it keeps the coffee hot. I work in a role where I could be called away on a moment's notice and have to leave my coffee behind for a couple of hours. In an ordinary mug, this means I'll come back to find it room temperature. The Zojirushi will keep it hot for hours on end. I've filled it at 7am and had it still comfortably warm at 1pm the same day." —M. Salsbury

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in three sizes and in 16 colors).

    13. A fog-resistant mirror so you can jump right into your post-shower grooming without delay.


    Promising review: "Can't believe I am writing a review for a rubber bathroom thing. But this product is great. I've been trying to find something for a long time to fit in my tiny shower. Metal rusts. Plastic falls and breaks. This thing is rubbery and flexible. Hangs easily from shower nozzle and has small suction cups which help stabilize. Works perfectly." —Curious Skeptic

    Get it from Amazon for $24.15.

    14. A humidifier to turn on overnight so when you wake up, your first thought won't be "why does my skin feel dry?"


    Promising review: "I have been using this humidifier in my bedroom for just about three months now, and I have nothing but positive feedback. I sleep and breathe easier at night, and I never wake up with a stuffy nose... unless I forget to turn it on overnight!" —Alvin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    15. A honeycomb-style drawer organizer, because half the battle of every morning shouldn't be finding your other sock.


    The organizer is not only super easy to assemble (just snap the pieces together) but it's also easily customizable (the strips can be trimmed to fit just about any space).

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    16. A deceptively tiny space heater that gets the job done, so removing the covers from your body and facing the world will become far less brutal.


    Promising review: "Great minimalist design and simple, easy-to-use features. I use this small and compact heater in a 300-square-foot bedroom and it quickly and easily heats up the room. I have no doubt that it would be able to at least be used for a room double the size." —Your Public Name

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97 (available in black and white).

    17. A clinically recommended menthol formula you can apply to your sore, knotted back for instant relief.

    Promising review: “Biofreeze is a great product for aches and pains. My massage therapist recommended it years ago and I've been a dedicated customer ever since. Anytime I'm tense or have a knot in my neck or back I use it. It really helps to relax the area and allows me to work out the problem areas. My husband uses it for chronic back pain to cool the area and help him stretch out his back better.” —Sara F

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    18. A wake-up light that simulates a sunrise to help you wake up gradually and peacefully instead of in a jarring fashion.


    Promising review: "I got this alarm clock because currently I'm sleeping in a basement room with no windows (I promise it's not as depressing as it sounds) and was having a rough time waking up in the morning without the sun to give me an extra nudge toward consciousness. I was also dealing with some noisy upstairs neighbors and figured having a light-based alarm would allow me to sleep with earplugs and still get up on time, though I was nervous that I might not respond to the light. Turns out I'm super light-sensitive, and this works great as a wake-up device. Even my dog (who also shares my windowless basement room) has learned what the light means." —Ladybug

    Get it from Amazon for $90.49.

    19. A bottle of Soylent — a protein-packed, ready-to-drink meal — if you didn't allow enough time to make a proper meal and need something to tide you over at work.

    Promising review: "I am now drinking half a bottle of Soylent every morning for breakfast and the other half around 3 p.m., and it has completely changed my diet for the better. I am no longer starving throughout the day and bingeing on takeout when I finally get the chance to eat. I am losing weight, saving money, and finally getting back to my regular workouts. I wouldn't drink it for every meal, but being able to satisfy my hunger throughout the day with Soylent, a nutrition bar, and fresh fruits and veggies allows me to take the time to cook a simple healthy meal for dinner when I get home, and gives me easy energy for a quick workout in the morning." —ljg98

    Get it from Amazon for $33.97+ (for a 12-pack; available in six flavors).

    20. A pair of Anker Soundcore Spaces active noise cancelling-headphones to block out the stresses of a subway commute.


    Promising review: “I just bought these basically on the strength of Anker's reputation as a company that produces electronics worth about twice what you pay for them. And so far, I'm not disappointed. I've been tempted by over-ear wireless noise-cancelling headphones for a while, and sort of flirting with either Bose QC35, Beats Studio, or Sony WH100MX2. The problem, of course, is that the sticker price for all of those is like $350, even though you can usually get the Sony and Beats for less — which is a lot to pay for 'I've been tempted by this.' A hundred bucks, on the other a hundred bucks. I'll spend a hundred bucks on something I'm not sure I'll like. But I like it! And I'm glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Bose/Beats/Sony. I got all I want from these, for a third of the price.” —Paul Gowder

    Get it from Amazon for $75.

    Check out our picks for the best noise cancelling headphones at three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    21. And an organizing insert for your bag, if it seems like there's always something MIA when you need to leave — be it your keys, phone, or wallet.

    Promising review: "The quality is amazing and it gives the bag a great shape. The compartments inside are quite roomy and it makes it very easy to find everything at a glance. I will definitely order the red and the brown for my other bags." —Rania Eleish

    Get it from Amazon for $15.88+ (available in 14 colors).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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