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    29 Low-Effort Products For Anyone Who’s Just Real Tired

    Spend less time on pesky life tasks so you can spend more time catching those z's.

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    1. A versatile chop, slice, and dice unit that'll drastically *cut* down on food prep and cleanup time with interchangeable blades that can each be popped into the dishwasher.

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    This unit comes with three interchangeable chopping blades, three grater blades, and two slicer blades. It also comes with holding containers to house all the blades, a cleaning fork, and a safety holder.

    Promising review: "I got this because I am slow at chopping veggies with a knife and it works great. It takes no time at all to have fully diced onions now. When I have a bunch of stuff to chop at once, I can just chop, let it go into the catch bin below, chop the next thing, etc., and when I'm done, dump everything into my pot for dinner. Cleaning is also super easy. The pieces come apart for individual cleaning and you can throw the whole thing in the dishwasher." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    2. A bleach-free Wet & Forget shower cleaner for not only cleaning but preventing soap scum buildup. Once a week simply give your shower a spray, let it sit overnight, rinse off the next day, then — BOOM — you're done and didn't even break a sweat.

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    Promising review: "I have been having shower draining issues, so there was a buildup of soap scum in my shower. I have a very weak stomach and cleaning the shower makes me physically ill. I have tried several products that have claimed to be no scrub/wipe but this has been the only one that has worked. I sprayed it after my shower and left it to sit until the next night. Found that A LOT of the grime had disappeared. Now, was it perfect? No. But I think with consistent use it will get there. Highly recommend this product." —KZ

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    3. An under-cabinet lid opener if you live alone, have mobility issues, or pickle and pasta sauce jars just so happen to be your mortal, hand-cramping enemy.

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    It comes with peel-and-stick adhesive strips and three screws for installation!

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or on your counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner, under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one as a gift for my sister." —cat lover

    For more info, check out our full under-cabinet lid opener deep dive.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    4. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets because (to my shock and horror) you have to clean the thing that cleans your dishes, and these tablets make doing so as quick and easy as...well...running the dishwasher.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I used it in my dishwasher. Had standing water on the bottom, dropped one tablet in the water. Put it on light wash cycle and at the end of the cycle, the water was gone! It thoroughly cleans and I have not had any other problems. I now use it regularly. I recommend this highly to keep your dishwasher clean and eliminate clogs from buildup. It was recommended to me by my super and after my positive experience I am happy to cosign his recommendation." —cheapchicshopper

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.98.

    5. A pack of Downy fabric spray so you can rock wrinkle-free fits even when there's no time (or energy) to break out the iron. Just spray, give your clothes a few swipes, and watch the wrinkles rapidly fall away.

    a reviewer image of a wrinkly dress before using the spray, and the same dress after using the spray
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    I hate wrinkles *and* am lazy — two at-odds conditions. This stuff has been a staple in my life since approximately ninth grade (thanks to my mama). As a former Catholic school uniform wearer, this stuff was VITAL to freshening up wrinkly dress shirts that spent the after-school hours stuffed in a gym bag. The scent is light and fresh and its wrinkle-releasing powers are nearly instant. It definitely works better on some fabrics than others (great on cotton, less great on some synthetics), but it'll improve the look of most without dealing with an iron or steamer. 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94

    6. An interactive dancing cat toy to help your feline friend work up a sweat without breaking one yourself. This simple toy is naturally springy so a flick of the wrist is all you need to idly keep your cat entertained while you do the real work of binge-watching Squid Game.

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    Promising review: "This toy is a favorite of my cats! It is great quality that withstands her claws and teeth attacking it every time we play. It’s a low effort toy for owners and a blast for the cats! And the price cannot be beat." —Taylor Hurst

    Get it from Amazon for $1.73.

    7. A bottle of professional-grade callus-removing gel that quickly removes years' (I repeat, YEARS') worth of hard calluses without endless scraping and scrubbing. Reviewers say dead skin dissolves in mere minutes, so I'd start picking out a new pair of sandals, like, now.

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    Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let sit for five to 10 minutes, and rinse! It's recommended you go back in afterward with a foot file just to make sure no residue or dead skin is left behind.

    Promising review: "I have the driest heels and this is the ONLY product that has ever worked. Before I used this my heels had some pretty deep cracks and now they're almost baby soft again. BUT please follow the directions...left it on my super-dry thick-callused heels for only three minutes and the callouses were literally melting off! Wonderful product! So glad I don't have to go soak my feet in those tubs at the nail salon anymore." —Key2Del

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    8. A bagless, touchless stationary vacuum for anyone ready to ditch their dustpan for something a little more high-tech and a lot more convenient. Simply sweep towards it and your new vac will take care of the rest.

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    Promising review: "I love this thing!!!! I have three long-haired dogs and it just sucks up all that hair. I almost did not get it because of a review saying that it got clogged up quickly. That is not the case. It compacts the hair and doesn't lose the suction. I empty it once a week and I sweep almost everyday!" —Christy Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $114 (available in six colors).

    9. A rechargeable hair trimmer if you want silky-smooth legs without partaking in the laborious act of shaving. This palm-sized shaver can be used anytime, anywhere, without soap or water, *and* is perfect for anyone who regularly struggles with nicks, irritation, and razor bumps.

    a reviewer photo of one leg covered with hair and the other hair-free
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    Promising review: "I love love love this shaver. It works great. Easy to use. It's design is a comfortable fit in my hand. The side grips allow no slipping. The more I use it the smoother my legs are. I have course hair and trouble with razor burn and ingrown hairs. Thus unit feels like an exfoliant treatment each time I use it. Really great. No irritation. I highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer 

    Get it from Amazon for $44.37

    10. A pack of cleaning K-Cups because the inside of your Keurig is likely coated with residue from old brews. Now you can give your machine regular deep cleans in the same amount of time it takes to make a cup o' joe. Side effects may include better-tasting coffee.

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    Promising review: "This was easy to use. Just pop in and let the system do the work. No downtime, no waiting. Simple and easy to use. I did notice a difference after the first use. Highly recommend it." —vetrie

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

    11. An all-in-one hot air brush so you can style, dry, and volumize hair in one easy step. This gadget combines the heat of a blowdryer with the shape and bristles of a round brush to make at-home blowouts a breeze.

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    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, nondamaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $34.97+ (available in eight styles).

    12. A set of brush scrubber drill attachments to eliminate caked-on soap grime with a fraction of the usually required elbow grease. Charge up your standard electric drill, attach the right brush head for the job, and let the modern luxury of motorized rotation cut through grime quicker than your sad sponge ever could.

    Before and after image of a shower door with hard water stains turned totally clean again
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    The set includes three brush head attachments: a flat two-inch detail brush, a flat four-inch brush for large surfaces, and a rounded brush for corners.

    Promising review: "I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my mom." —Jason B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in various brush stiffnesses).

    13. A genius T-shirt roll holder that holds up to 16 shirts and makes picking out what to wear a lot easier than digging through the depths of your probably too-full drawers.

    a reviewer photo of a closed closet with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
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    The Roll Keeper is a Kelso, Washington-based small biz owned by Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her roll storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organizational solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more.

    This handy organizer solver BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower's folding woes:

    "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased a product from!"

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Amazon Handmade for $20.99.

    14. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes for helping all your plant babies live their healthiest, happiest indoor lives without you needing to tend to them constantly. One fertilizer spike continuously feeds plants with nutrients they need to thrive for up to two months!

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    Promising review: "My mother has always used the Miracle-Gro plant food spikes, so I grew up familiar with them. Of all the products out there, these are the easiest to use and have never burned my plants. It works like a charm for plants that are droopy and out of sorts!" —BlueFug8

    Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $2.79.

    15. A comfortable supportive tank top if you're tired of counting down the seconds until you can tear off your bra. With this smoothing tank, you can ditch the bra altogether and enjoy wire-free support that's comfortable enough to wear all day.

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    Promising review: "I have been burned buying wireless bras in the past, and have gotten something that is worthless and resembles the thin inside bra of a bathing suit. This is different and in a good way. It is so comfortable, the fabric is thick, and the garment is well-made. I liked it so much that I went back and bought three more, and I’m planning to get another couple in different colors. Congratulations to Honeylove for making a product that actually does what they say it will." —Ruth P.

    Get it from Honeylove for $84 (available in women's sizes XS–3X, two strap styles, and in eight colors).

    16. An affordable teeth-whitening pen because traditional strips are tough to use, expensive, and can leave you with teeth sensitivity that is, in my professional opinion, NO fun. This pen requires just ONE minute of daily use to get teeth that are four to eight shades whiter. The best part? No lingering sensitivity.

    a split image of a reviewer's teeth before and after using the whitening pen
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    Promising review: "These are some of the best teeth-whitening pens that I have ever used! They are extremely easy to use with very simple instructions. They even whiten your teeth starting after the first use! Being able to use these has made it so I feel more confident in my smile by having better, whiter teeth. There is very minimal flavor to the gel so if you happen to get a taste of it, there is no bother. I would highly recommend these!" —Derek Gross

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99

    17. An ergonomic neck and shoulder relaxer so you can lay down and do something good for your body at the same time. Just 10 minutes a day with this pillow can help align your spine and reduce neck and shoulder pain.

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    The pillow is already sweat-resistant but — bonus — the outer case is removable of easy washing.

    Promising review: "As a person who suffers from headaches daily and neck discomfort, this product has been a great help! After work, I stretch out on the floor and rest my neck on the pillow and just let my neck muscles relax and loosen. My headaches have not been as frequent after using this pillow. I love that it is machine-washable and small enough to carry in a small bag when I travel and need it." —Dawn Heit

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    18. A set of time-saving elastic shoelaces to install on those sneakers that just always come untied so you literally never have to tie them again.

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    Promising review: "These things are amazing. This is my second set because I loved the first one so much. They’re perfect for shoes with laces that always come untied. Also, I can vouch, they work on round laces, which often do no stay tied as well as flat laces. They are very easy to install. Just cut the laces, I use a lighter to melt then ends so they’re not frayed, then slide on the ends and screw in the pointed screw. No issues either time and they look so much sleeker than a bow." —Christine

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 13 colors).

    19. A houseplant leaf funnel that'll make watering your indoor jungle a lot quicker and easier. More water in your plant's pot = less water all over your floors.

    water being poured into a leaf shaped funnel attached to a potted plant
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    Promising review: "When I saw these I knew I had to give them a try. I have a few plants that are quite lush and always have a difficult time watering them without dripping water onto my floor. Immediately put them to use upon opening the package and they worked like a dream. No dripping water! They are larger than I expected but that works great for me." —C.Brown

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $11.99

    20. A tube of Glossier Boy Brow for instantly filling and fluffing brows with just a couple of quick swipes. Now, who's ready to face the day with the best brows on the block?

    AnaMaria's before and after photo showing darker, fuller-looking brows after using Boy Brow
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    BuzzFeed editor AnaMaria Glavan (pictured above) swears by this stuff: 

    "This magic bottle is proof that not all heroes wear capes. The creamy formula, which comes in blonde, black, clear, and brown (which is what I used!), goes on smoothly and doesn’t require a lot of product to do the job. I used the wand to brush baby hairs in the beginning/middle of my brow upwards, and then brushed the longer, toddler-like hairs at the end of my eyebrows, sideways. And one coat was more than enough! Boy Brow does what exactly what the Glossier brand claims to do; it gives me a filled-in eyebrow that doesn’t look filled in. The finish looks natural, which is exactly what I wanted — my facial caterpillars have never looked better.

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five shades).

    21. A variety pack of ready-to-eat beans if there just doesn't feel like enough time in the day to cook up the nutritious (and delicious) meals you crave. Simply warm up a packet in the microwave or on the stove and you've got a ready-made protein to mix into any meal in minutes.

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    A Dozen Cousins is a small biz aiming to create healthy, plant-based options that are actually convenient and authentic. The Black-owned brand is based in San Francisco and is named after the founder Ibraheem Basir's daughter, her 11 cousins, and all the family dinners they've shared.

    My colleague Katy Herman is a big fan of these beans:

    "This pack is from Black-owned, San Francisco-based bean brand A Dozen Cousins and comes with black beans, pinto beans, chickpea curry, red beans, refried black beans, and refried pinto beans. They're all vegan and made with avocado oil. I personally swear by their black beans, which I have just recently become completely obsessed with. They're so flavorful and perfectly seasoned and shockingly easy. Plus, one bag has about two small servings for one person, so I have leftovers the next day. I've been enjoying them with quesadillas and nachos, in homemade burrito bowls, and over microwave seasoned rice."

    Get a variety six-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    22. A hair-removing glove because you're already going to give your pet all the scritches they deserve, you may as well multitask with a massage mitt that will remove hair and help curb shedding.

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    My colleague AnaMaria Glavan swears by this thing. In her own words:

    "The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much?!?! After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean. We got Rockie when he was 5 and he’d been riddled with skin issues and allergies, so I was pretty nervous to use anything that could potentially aggravate his conditions. However! Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he…loves this. A lot. He starts snoring after exactly two run-throughs on his back. Also, his coat looks SO shiny after each use! TL;DR: This is one of those inexpensive add-ons that any pet owner should have on hand."

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

    23. A peel-off polish barrier so you can get a professional-looking mani even if you're a nail novice. Apply this before applying polish to ensure an easy cleanup if you accidentally color outside the lines.

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    Promising review: "If you do nail art or want to perfect your nail polishing skills, this is the product for you. Easy to use, dries sparkly so you know it’s dry, easy peel-off in one piece, and a clean finish. I do a lot of nail art and stamping. Some of the stamping polishes are really hard to get off the cuticle but with this, they come off cleanly. Helps when I do my toes, too, if I get a little messy, the mess comes off with the latex. You can also switch the brush so you don’t waste the bottle when the brush gets clumpy." —Diannah S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A too-cute full-coverage bib with long sleeves and an extended length to curb mealtime messes and save you from spending every evening in the laundry room.

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    Bibbrella is a small business founded by a mother, Natalie, who was tired of traditional bibs not doing much to defend against countless messes and ruined outfits. So they created a better solution to make mealtimes easier!

    Promising review: "My son has sensitive skin so when food gets on him he tends to break out and this solves that problem! It stains easily when he’s eating and if you just use baby wipes to wipe it off the stains remain but if you use a stain remover (like dreft spray) on it then throw it in the washing machine it comes out looking brand new, and my son eats a lot of pasta with red sauce!" —Lora M

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

    25. These microfiber makeup-remover cloths that are shockingly effective at wiping away even your darkest smoky eye look with JUST WATER! It can't get much simpler than that, folks.

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    Throw 'em in your washing machine to clean them up so you can use them again and again!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they do a pretty impressive job of taking off all my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple of swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. A concentrated allergen spray for a quick and easy way to reduce the presence of airborne and surface allergens from pets, mites, and more. Time to spray away those sneezes!

    a reviewer photo of the spray bottle
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    Allergy Asthma Cleaning Store is a family-owned business making safe cleaning goods for the whole family. If you suffer from pet allergies, it's recommended you spray this daily. For dust mite allergies, try three times a week.

    Promising review: "I am honestly and simply amazed by this product. It lived up to all it promoted. The true test was a long visit from my daughter who is highly allergic to my cat. Typically the visits are cut short due to constant sneezing or drowsiness from allergy medication. I’m sooo pleased to say she spent hours at my house Christmas Eve and never sneezed once. I spray often and especially before her arrival. Works like a charm!" —Di

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    27. A pair of ultra-comfy Crocs slides if you're on the hunt for a shoe with the perfect ease-to-comfort ratio. Behold! These slides feel like clouds for your feet and can even be customized with Jibbitz charms.

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    Promising review: "Super cute shoe! I typically order a size up when it comes to the classic clogs however with the slides your true shoe size will work. Will definitely become a throw on shoe for when I need to run errands." —Liyah

    Get it from Crocs for $29.99 (available in women's sizes 6–12 and in nine colors).

    28. An absorbent faucet drip catcher because you're over the after-dinner ritual of mopping up the small lagoon that forms behind your sink every time you do dishes.

    Two Lilacs Studio / Etsy

    Two Lilacs Studio is a Saint Helens, Oregon-based Etsy shop with lots of fun and functional handmade goods like face masks, bags, and stasher scrunchies!

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    29. A cordless vacuum so lightweight and easy to maneuver that you might start to say wild things like "I like vacuuming." Speaking from firsthand experience, once you go cordless, you'll never want to go back.

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    This versatile vacuum has three suction modes, an LED headlight, additional slim brush cleaning head, an easy-to-install wall mount for easy storage that works with the charging adaptor, AND can be turned into a handheld vacuum.

    Promising review: "This vacuum was such a great purchase. It's super lightweight and easy to move around. I love that it can be mounted on the wall for charging. It's nice and slim and fits perfectly on my kitchen wall without being in the way. It's so convenient to pull it off the wall and quickly clean up any little spills without having to get the big vacuum out. It has great suction. It easily picked up dog hair, flour, and pretty much everything else I tried. The no-bag canister is also very convenient and cost-saving. Probably my favorite thing is how maneuverable it is. The vacuum head swivels and gets under cabinets and chairs very easily. I'm very happy with this purchase." —Heather Reilly

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    You (sleepily) realizing you need all of these time-savers:

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