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    26 Things That'll Help You Start Off 2019 On The Right Foot

    I see you using the wrong foot.

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    1. A multifunctional (and much beloved) Simple Elephant planner to stay on top of your daily obligations.


    It includes undated pages, weekly spreads with “Goals for This Week," “Successes,” and “What I Can Do Better,” two "My Focus" pages (a place to document things you're grateful for, goals, and positive messages), "My Mindmap" and "My Vision Board" pages, 59 blank journaling pages, and lots of stickers.

    Promising review: "Love this planner. I love the free-form format. You can skip weeks you know you're out of town or whatever and save those pages for another time. I think my favorite part of this planner is the first two pages. Everything to do with this planner is how YOU make it. For me, it also helped (kind of made) me reflect on things I really do want and goals I really do want to achieve. Words of affirmation was difficult for me to fill out so I looked them up online and wrote the ones that spoke to me most. How I want to/should be seeing myself." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors).

    Continue your hunt for the perfect planner by consulting this list of the best places to buy planners online or, specifically, 2019 planners. And check out our picks for every budget on BuzzFeed Reviews. (Psst, this was our pick for the $ category.)

    2. A subscription to Care/Of — a personalized, monthly vitamin plan — if one of your resolutions in the new year is to start investing more in your long-term health.

    Each monthly box contains 30 personalized packs of daily vitamins with entertaining challenges and fun facts printed on each. Consider speaking with your doctor about your vitamin levels and regimen in the new year and building your plan accordingly!

    Get it from Care/Of for $20/month (and free shipping over $20). Receive 50% off your first month when you enter promo code BUZZFEED at checkout.

    Read our full review.

    3. A poop bag carrier that makes the idea of daily dog walks sound a lot less shitty — and achieves the unthinkable: poop bags as Fashion.,

    Get it from Wild One for $12 (available in six colors); and get 60 eco-friendly poop bags for $10.

    4. Digit, an automated savings-plan app that analyzes your spending and sets aside money to go towards overdraft cushioning, paying off debt, and building a safety fund.

    Sign up for a free trial here. (And continue the plan when that's up for $2.99/month.)

    5. A special organization system for your keys (and mail) if you've vowed to stop getting locked out of your apartment all the time.

    Promising review: "Really good design and the price is right! I’ve been looking everywhere for a simple mail holder that had a somewhat thin profile and one that could mount to the wall (or in my case, a wooden panel)." —Brian

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    While you're at it? Check out some other products you might find useful in your pursuit of never getting locked out again.

    6. The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges, which presents 60 "habit-forming" plans — spanning all areas of your life — with real, tangible impact.

    Promising review: "'Brilliant' is not a word I toss around lightly, but The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges is brilliant! The table of contents does not show anything I would not like to be in my routine, and includes most things I have said I would like to do such as meditate, sleep better, wake up earlier, drink more water, walk 10,000 steps – you get the idea. Most good habits have always seemed too difficult/too time consuming/too overwhelming, just too much! But 30 days… I can do most anything for 30 days. The other good approach I learned from the book is, 'one thing at a time.' Trying to 'get in shape' is not really a goal — but just run, or just train for a plank, or just do yoga (one thing at a time) makes the goal manageable and 30-day challenge makes it doable. The challenges cut across all aspects of my life — exercise, food, creativity, relationships, and include the exact types of habits that will make a real, positive, difference in life. Couple that with creating goals into habits, and the change will stick. This book is my New Year’s gift to all my family and friends." —Sandra Damm

    Get it from Amazon for $11.52.

    7. A ClassPass membership for access to a network of fitness studios around the globe because you're trying to get ripped in 2019.

    Sign up for a free one-month trial here. (After two weeks are complete, opt in for a billable membership of your choice.)

    Read more about our experience using ClassPass here.

    8. A minimalist self-watering planter, if you want the assurance that you won't be killing at least one of your plants this year.

    Get it from Light And Ladder for $100.

    Find a hanging planter option on Amazon for $23.

    9. A pair of noise-cancelling Anker headphones to tune out side-chatter and be a whole lot more productive in the office.


    Promising review: “Damn. I love these headphones. I wear them every day after work. I wear them every day to the gym. Someone asked me what brand they were, and when I told him, he said ‘Anker. They're awesome. They have customer service as good as LaRue.’ (For the uninitiated, LaRue firearms, including the Optimized Battle Rifle, are the pinnacle of warrior geek, so this was a positive response.) Zero problems with the headphones. I will gift a pair to my son if he proves worthy of such a purchase by showing me stellar grades at college.” —Richard MC

    Get them from Amazon for $99.

    Read our full review here. And check out our picks for the best noise-canceling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews. (This was our pick for the $ category).

    10. An unfussy, slim-fit iPhone 7/8 case if you want to avoid a frantic trip to the Genius Bar later in the year.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful case. It's very minimalistic in order to keep the iPhone as close to its original form as possible. If you're looking for something that's ergonomic and sleek that protects against scratches and keeps the phone thin, then I would definitely recommend picking this up!" —LarrytheLobster

    Get it from Amazon for $10.97 (available in red, navy blue, rose gold, space black, violet red).

    11. A miracle-working air purifier to alleviate your allergies and zap all the nasty odors lingering around your house that you've been trying to ignore for the last year.,

    Promising review: "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breath easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." —calcrnflakegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $83.39+ (available in dark gray and white).

    And check out our full review here.

    12. A carpet spot remover that is sort of beyond belief — so I'll just let you admire these wild before-and-after shots.

    Promising review: "I remember being completely dumbfounded by my pencil eraser as a kid. Where did the marks go? I looked in the air, I looked under my paper. What's it made of? Does it have to be pink? This carpet cleaner caused the same dumbfounded confusion when 'spray, rub, gone' actually worked. I've obviously lost some of my childhood curiosity over the years, because I didn't try to figure out how the carpet stain disappeared. Who cares? It's gone! I practically skipped to the next room to try it out. The memory smudge of food, footprints, dog vomit. Gone. It even worked SOMEWHAT on the decade-old mystery stain left behind by the previous owners that professional carpet cleaning couldn't remove. How does it work? I don't care. What are the ingredients? Pixie dust and incantation. Where did all the stains go? Away." —k

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19 (for a 32-ounce bottle).

    13. A Paperwhite — Kindle's newest model — for anyone looking to stop abandoning every book 50 pages in.

    It's the thinnest and lightest Kindle Amazon has released to date! And it's 100% waterproof.

    Promising review: "I love the fact that I can read on this Kindle in both daylight and dim light conditions. It is so light and compact, which makes it easy to hold, easy to travel with, and the battery lasts forever. I love it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    Learn more about the 2018 waterproof Kindle Paperwhite in our full breakdown.

    14. A rust-stain remover spray if you let your tub accumulate "TLC intervention"-worthy levels of grime last year.

    Promising review: "We have a VERY high iron concentration in our well water at home and it ends up slowly turning our shower, sink, and toilet a deep orange color over time. Have tried a ton of products to try to fix this issue but nothing works nearly as well as this product. A few spritzes of this and you can watch the orange dissolve away before your eyes. I use this formula for the sink and inside of the shower and use the powder formula for inside the toilet as that seems to work better there." —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (for a 16-ounce bottle).

    15. A pack of reusable stainless-steel straws so you can say, "New year, new sea turtle ally.",

    Promising review: "The little rubber bumpers are a must! I really love them. Not only do they help tell straws apart but they protect your teeth and lips and I feel comfortable letting a toddler drink from them as well." —Jamie Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (for an eight-pack).

    16. A countertop garden and seed kit that'll get you excited about making a home-cooked meal when you get home from work.

    Promising review: "I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best Caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eat something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can't believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend." —FreshMom

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $189.99 (available in three colors).

    And read our full review of the Goodful Aerogarden.

    17. A "things to do around the house" pad because there are bound to be days when your list of chores feels unmanageable.

    Promising review: "These help me be so much more productive at home and it helps my husband to see how much I do each day as I can cross them off. The grocery list is very convenient too." —Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    18. The Nordic Baking Book if you need a kick to do more baking at home (perhaps the beautiful photography here will be just the kick).

    Promising review: "I splurged and bought myself this a little early for the holidays after falling in love with his Nordic Cookbook (last Christmas). This baking book is a necessary piece of art/history/brilliance. This book and a cup of coffee by the fireplace is all I need this winter. Just love it!" —little island studios

    Get it from Amazon for $31.42.

    Also check out our list of beautiful coffee-table books and kitchen gadgets that'll actually make you want to cook in 2019.

    19. A 2019 New Yorker cartoon calendar to start every day with a high-brow chuckle.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    20. A pack of cleaning tablets for your water bottle if you've been irked by musty odors and suspicious-looking residue in the past but do want to start drinking more water.

    Promising review: "Finished using it five minutes ago and it’s the best! My husband uses a Stanley thermos daily to take coffee to work. He tries to remember to rinse it out every day, but that doesn’t always happen. I got the package today, filled the thermos with water, dropped a tablet in, and let it sit. I promptly forgot about it for a few hours. Initially I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver! There was a little crud left in the top third of the thermos, but it’s a really tall one, so I wasn’t surprised. Got the bottle brush, swished twice, and bam! All clean! No fumes, no smell, no nothin, just clean. I used to struggle cleaning it with baking soda, vinegar, the brush, soap, and elbow grease. Screw that. I will forever use only these tablets!" —BranchingOut

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (for a pack of 12).

    21. And an infusion pitcher to go the extra mile with your hydration plan for 2019.

    The 2.25-quart pitcher is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and designed to be odor-, taste-, and stain-resistant. Just fill with water and your favorite fruit, veggies, or herbs!

    Promising review: "My husband doesn't like drinking water so this infusion pitcher is perfect. I made a pear infused water today and it's so refreshing. I really like this!" —Leogirl

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $28.99.

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

    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 $25.99.

    23. A clean/dirty magnet for your dishwasher so there's never any confusion over the status of the dishes.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.29.

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

    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.

    25. A pack of S-shaped pant hangers if you're tired of pulling out your pants from your drawer in the morning and finding that they're completely crinkled. (Or are just looking to make some room in your closet.)

    Promising review: "Lightweight, space saving, and very helpful! Since I don’t have a big closet, I used to fold my pants in the drawer, but now I could use the hanger to hold the pants in the closet without any wrinkles. Yeah!!!" —vivianocean

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (for a three-pack).

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

    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).

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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