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    29 Ways To Save Time On Annoying Tasks So You Can Focus On More Important Things

    It's like getting a time refund to spend on activities you actually enjoy.

    1. Decrease the amount of time spent fussing over your kid's hair with a leave-in conditioner that tames frizz, hydrates curls, and reduces breakage — something you'll both be grateful for. 

    a reviewer's child with frizzy curly hair labeled
    the same reviewer's child with the curls looking less frizzy and better defined

    Promising review: "My 2-year-old has super curly hair and it’s kinda on the thin side…before we started using this product it would get knotted a lot. But then we started using this after bath time and have seen such a great improvement! Her hair is soft, smells amazing, and her curls are so much softer and way less frizzy!" —Katelyn Donohue

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69.

    2. Plus, quit fighting your knotted hair with a detangling brush because it's time to upgrade to something that will glide through your kinky-curly locks and treat them with the respect they deserve.

    a reviewer holding the brush
    a reviewer showing their curly hair after using the brush

    Promising review: "I purchased this brush three weeks ago and have used it every day. I like the brush so much I ordered three more for my adult daughters. Not only is the brush gentle on my gray hair, but it also feels like I am giving myself a head massage. Also, I appreciate the wide hand base design. I have rheumatoid arthritis and it is not always easy to grip an ordinary hairbrush. Plus, the brush is easy to clean. It truly glides through my wet hair." —ANS

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in six colors).

    3. Plop one of these Clorox toilet tablets in your porcelain throne's tank for four 👏 whole 👏 months 👏 of continuous cleaning action with every flush.

    a reviewer holding a box of the clorox tablets
    Gif of reviewer's toilet flushing with blue water

    Promising review: "I wasn't impressed at first. This doesn't take the place of cleaning the bowl manually, but it does cut down on how often you need to clean your bowl. I had old stains from the previous tenants inside my bowl, but after about four weeks the stains have disappeared. Love this product!" —Dorine Buse

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.29.

    4. Spend less time on food prep with a tofu press if you're tired of spending more time tending to your tofu than you do your cat. This all-in-one system works in the fridge without you needing to come back and increase the pressure.

    Plus, all the water collects at the bottom so there's no mess and no need for paper towels.

    Promising review: "I've been a vegan for 13 years and I can't believe I went this long without a tofu press. So much more enjoyable cooking with tofu after pressing it. This press is different than all the rest as it has a tray that catches all the water. You can put the whole thing in the fridge and it's hassle free. Take it out the next day and drain the liquid and you're good to go. The other presses require a plate underneath and some require tightening and adjustments as it presses. I'll admit after reading some of the reviews here of users with broken Tofuture presses I was hesitant to order but I've just been careful with mine and haven't had any problems so far." —Conner

    Get it from Amazon for $25.95.

    5. Ditch the iron with a bottle of Downy fabric spray so you can rock wrinkle-free fits in just three near-effortless steps — spray, give your clothes a few swipes, and watch the wrinkles rapidly fall away.

    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 $15.94

    6. Motorize your cleaning routine with a set of electric drill brush attachments to eliminate caked-on soap grime with a fraction of the usually required elbow grease. 

    Drillbrush is a small business founded by a car wash owner, Anthony LaPolla, who had carpal tunnel and needed a way to clean rims without the strain of hand scrubbing. Tony started selling the design in 2007 and has since expanded the product line to include varying stiffnesses to handle all sorts of cleaning tasks. 

    The set includes three brush head attachments: a flat 2-inch detail brush, a flat 4-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 $17.99+ (available in various brush stiffnesses).

    7. Avoid endless scraping and try a professional-grade callus-removing gel that quickly removes years' (I repeat, YEARS') worth of hard calluses. Reviewers say dead skin dissolves in mere minutes, so I'd start picking out a new pair of sandals, like, now.

    Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let sit for 5–10 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 calluses 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." —Kiki

    Get it from Amazon for $15.49.

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

    a reviewer photo of the open Keurig with a cleaning cup inserted
    A glass on the left filled with brown water, a glass in the middle filled with cloudy water, and a glass on the right filled with clean water

    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.

    9. Speed up hair removal with a rechargeable trimmer for anyone who wants 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.

    Promising review: "I love love love this shaver. It works great. Easy to use. Its 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 $39.88

    10. Schedule regular cleanings with a hybrid robot vacuum and mop if you want spotless floors without even having to lift a finger. It's safe for use on all floor types *and* utilizes smart navigation for an orderly and thorough cleaning.

    a reviewer photo of the vacuum on a charging dock
    a reviewer gif of the vacuum sucking up a pile of food on the floor

    Promising review: "We LOVE this! It works so much better than our four other Roombas. It always returns to its home base to charge. It rarely gets stuck on anything. It’s very convenient. Our robot mop is so finicky and never wants to start. This product is so nice! We add water about once a day." —Ali Bruder

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99 (clip the $70 coupon at checkout to get this price).

    11. Passively clean your purse or backpack with a genius bag cleaner ball so when you reach inside you aren't greeted with gross piles of mystery dirt, crumbs, and sand. And it's reusable! Just take out the inner ball, give it a rinse, and it's ready to toss back in your bag.

    a reviewer photo of the purse cleaner ball with the outer plastic cage attached
    a reviewer photo of the inner sticky ball removed showing crumbs and dirt stuck to it

    Promising review: "These are THE BEST. They collect so much dirt and dust from my tote bag and keep everything clean. Super small and easy to clean as well!!" —SueMagoo29

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors). 

    12. *Cut* out unnecessary knife work with a versatile chop, slice, and dice unit to save loads of time on food prep and cleanup time with interchangeable blades that can each be popped into the dishwasher.

    a reviewer photo of the chopper, attachable blades and a bin filled with chopped potatoes
    a reviewer using the chopper to dice an onion

    Promising review: "Makes life so much easier. I can't imagine chopping onions or bell peppers by hand anymore, and it does so much more. We used to have a Prepworks chopper which was a similar idea, but you had to press so hard to chop, and it broke after not too long. This one requires very little effort to cut through the food and it has a generous container." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in black and white). 

    13. Streamline your multistep hair-styling routine and try a hot air brush that combines the heat of a blow-dryer with the shape and bristles of a round brush so you can style, dry, and volumize hair in one easy step.

    A hand holding the brush that has bristles all around it.
    a reviewer with curly hair
    the same reviewer with their hair blown out straight with the brush

    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 $39.41+ (available in five styles).

    Some reviewers with 4a–c curls like the barrel brush, but