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    31 Useful Products That'll Help You Do Everything Better

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    1. A fluoride-free charcoal toothpaste and toothbrush bundle to do a better job of whitening your teeth than the toothpaste you've been buying as an afterthought (at the drugstore, alongside that bag of potato chips).,

    This bundle includes two tubes of the certified BPA-free toothpaste and one black BPA-free toothbrush.

    Promising review: "I love Hello toothpaste. One thing, it's cruelty free; another, it works so much better than anything I've ever used. I've gotten several of their different kinds, but had to try this charcoal toothpaste. Oh golly, it's black as black can be. When their instructions say to spit responsibly, they're not joking. Too funny, little black spots everywhere, but it's never stained anything, just shows me I'm really a terrible spitter. Anyway, the toothpaste itself is wonderful, I've noticed considerable whitening and my mouth feeling so fresh and clean. I love this toothpaste, little black spit dots and all." β€”JMS

    Get the set of two tubes of toothpaste, plus a toothbrush from Amazon for $15.97.

    2. And an electric toothbrush that'll remove 300% more plaque than a regular toothbrush, so you can be 300% better at brushing your teeth.

    This toothbrush was one of our top choices when we reviewed the best electric toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I like the simplicity of this brush and the fact it accommodates other types of brush heads. It's very easy to use, though it may take a few days to get used to it. Remember, this brush does the work for you, so no need to move it back and forth. The brush's head is cup-shaped so it covers each surface of the tooth very well, and the motor will skip a little to let you know it's time to move on to another section of your mouth. Be sure not to use too much pressure! And the feeling when you're done? Like you just walked out of the dentist's office!" β€”evilgnome2

    Get it from Amazon for $49.94.

    3. A white noise machine with 20 dynamically-generated sound options for a better night of sleep, or a night of sleep at all.

    Promising review: "I've been using this noise machine for about a month and I'm very happy with it; I've been sleeping far better than I ever have before. I even use it to avoid disturbing my roommate when I watch TV or play games at night because, properly positioned, it screens out those noises from others without overriding what I need to hear. Highly recommend this product!" β€”Josh Norris

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in two colors).

    4. A motivational water bottle that'll keep you (better) hydrated by lining up the amount you should drink and challenging you to gulp through.

    Promising review: "This bottle is so helpful! It keeps you drinking water all day, without feeling like you're actually drinking lots and lots of water, because the hour-marks are a great motivator. It's glass, so it looks delicate, but it's very shatter resistant. I definitely would buy it again, and I recommend it to my friends." β€”Ro

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $19.99 (for a 16-fluid-ounce bottle).

    5. A Kindle Paperweight so you can have a bazillion books with you at all times, because the only way to become a better reader is to read more and read everywhere.

    Promising review: "I prefer the Paperwhite over all other readers, including the Fire tablets, the basic Kindle, and even the Voyage. It’s optimized for readers and reasonably priced. You can throw it in your purse or pocket for traveling, even for reading in the doctor’s office waiting room. You can read it on the beach in BRIGHT, BRIGHT sunlight or at night under DARK, DARK moonlight. Whether you sit on the front porch or hide under the bed covers, you can enjoy reading books with the Paperwhite." β€”Desert Rat

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+.

    6. A set of multi-use and reusable grocery bags to turn you into a shopping pro, the type that inspires everyone else to stop stockpiling plastic bags beneath their kitchen counter.

    Promising review: "These are great bags, and getting three of these for this price is better than great. No more groceries rolling around while I drive home, and they're sturdy (with stand-up sides) and easy to lay flat wherever you need them. They hold a good amount of weight and their handles are securely fastened, so you can carry them without a worry of ripping." β€”Patricia Strait

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (for a set of three bags, including one insulated bag).

    7. A pair of grooming gloves that'll optimize your petting to reduce shedding, because you and your pets will get along better without all those arguments about who leaves more hair around the house.

    "You're right; I do leave a lot of hair in the shower drain, but at least I use my opposable thumbs to pick it up."

    Promising review: "We use these on our dogs, who shed tons year-round, and let me tell you these gloves work better than anything we have tried in the past. The dogs love brush time now! No more painful metal or plastic bristles that are hard to handle and can really hurt. We just slip these babies on and it's like we're just petting them; they seem to enjoy the massaging bristles, so win win!" β€”Dee

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99.

    8. A breakfast sandwich maker so you have a reason to wake up early: to make the perfect egg-and-cheese biscuit sandwich β€” better than your favorite diner ever could.

    I used one of these during my barista days, to make breakfast sandwiches for customers, and I assure you they're reliable enough to handle your personal morning-rush. It aligns all your ingredients and evenly cooks them, without you having to check in, flip eggs, all that difficult work you don't want to do in the morning.

    Promising review: "I've been using this breakfast sandwich maker for over a year, and I really do love it. Whenever family or friends visit and spend the night, they all ask me for breakfast sandwiches the next morning (because they know how great they are)." β€”Daniel C. Hatfield

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49+ (available in four colors, and with/without a timer).

    9. A cordless electric shaver with a 13,000 CPM motor to trim your stubble closer and faster than that disposable razor you've been using for weeks.,

    This shaver comes with a foil cover, travel pouch, AC adapter for recharging, and yes, you can use it to trim *other* areas.

    Promising review: "I have to say, this is the best razor I have every used. It cuts clean and close, which is saying a lot with the barbed wire I call facial hair. For the price, it's a clear winner and a good compromise between cheap razors that mangle your face and ones that cost several hundreds of dollars." β€”W. Howington

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95.

    10. A travel wallet to organize your cards and walking-around money and prepare you to promptly whip out your MetroCard the next time you're visiting New York City.

    Every New Yorker appreciates tourists who have their sh*t together.

    Promising review: "This wallet is made of quality material with useful pockets and pictures of it just can't do it justice. I've been looking for a wallet that I can use to keep my passport, tickets, cards, and cash all in one place with a color (I got the bright blue) that will stick out when I'm looking for it in my bag/purse/backpack and this is the one. And, the width of it makes it lie more flat than trying to shove everything into one of those long wallets." β€”krysta

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 36 colors).

    11. And a set of packing cubes that'll make you better at Suitcase Tetris by letting you play with all squares.

    The set comes with three cube sizes (two cubes of each sizes) so you'll have the perfect fit for your suitcases and carry-on luggage. Imagine labeling each cube, so you know exactly what's inside: "Where are the seven different black dresses I packed? Oh, probably in the cube I labeled 'Anti-Pants.'"

    Promising review: "These have come in quite handy, especially during trips where I have to change hotels almost daily. I will always travel with these from now on, as they make unpacking/packing so much easier! As a seasoned traveler (and roller of clothes to jam as much in as I can), these make the process even better, more organized, and with less guesswork. Seriously, a must-have for people who adore to travel, but dislike packing bags." β€”Dkitty

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.99 (available in 17 colors).

    12. A four-pack of chill pill bath bombs to help you de-stress, because nightly decompression baths will be even more relaxing if you take the advice of every irreverent teen from the 1990s.

    If you're still stressed after one of these, check out these 35 easy ways to de-stress and chill. Alternately, I recommend using however many bath bombs it takes to de-stress, before you have to go to sleep early, wake up early, and renew your stress levels all over again.

    Get it from WizardAtWork on Etsy for $7 (available in 70 scents, and in 10 colors).

    13. An automated fruit and vegetable peeler that'll (finally) prove ~robots~ are better at everything, even skinning taters.

    Promising review: "I cannot believe I bought another peeler before finding this one. I got the other one for Christmas from my BF, and he and I both decided to trash it. NOT THIS ONE! No more slaving over potatoes anymore, because this machine peels them in seconds! It's not a bulky gadget either, so it can easily be stored out of sight. So happy I tried this peeler THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!" β€”CJC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.

    14. A 20-pack of eraser sponges guaranteed to tackle all your toughest cleaning challenges faster than a roll of paper towels and your desperate scrubbing.

    "I know I can get the ghost of a spilled marinara sauce off this white stovetop, if I try hard enough."

    Promising review: "These are incredible. Just as good, if not better, than Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (and so much cheaper). My shower has been covered in soap scum since I moved into my house and nothing could clean it off completely, until these. No hard scrubbing required, just a gentle wiping and a rinse and voila! The glass door looks brand new!" β€”Patti Rousello

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    15. And a power scrubber to clean hard-to-reach places and cracks, because the right tools will always work better than elbow grease alone.

    You can switch the head on this scrubber to a one-inch general cleaning head, a grout scrubber, or a half-inch general cleaning head. Since tidying up is a lifetime process, check out these 33 products that'll make cleaning your house more efficient!

    Promising review: "Love love love this brush. It takes all the elbow grease out of the equation and gives me a better clean than the sweat of my brow ever could." β€”Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.06.

    16. A paper airplane kit sure to improve your Aerial Origami skills, for a more rewarding experience with your kids than a night on the couch.

    Promising review: "I purchased this last year, when we had houseguests, and it kept them busy and entertained! The kids were 7 and 9 years old, but a younger child could have had fun with them (maybe, with a little help folding the edges). The airplanes are colorful and your kids will name each one. We had airplane races and used a tape measure to see how far each plane went, and good, ol' fashioned paper airplanes were the hit of the weekend!" β€”Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A stainless-steel electric wine bottle opener that'll pop the cork in seconds and convinces you to trade your corkscrew for a futuristic, elegant bottle opener.

    Promising review: "I bought this wine bottle opener as a Christmas gift for my husband. It's not the one he asked for, but it looked so cool and had so many great reviews, I took a chance and purchased this one. He likes it better than the one he asked for! Every time he uses it, he's delighted and says, 'This is the COOLEST thing!'" β€”Sheila Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A clip-on camera phone lens kit so your Moody Pics of a setting sun can look better than ever. The perfect Moody Pic is defined by angle and detail, you know.

    This kit includes a wide-angle lens, macro lens, rechargeable fill light and corresponding cable, two lens clips, quick-release lanyard, cleaning cloth, and a durable case to carry it all. If you pair this lens with a tripod and shutter remote control, you may as well pick a good username on Instagram for the wedding photography business you're qualified to start.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! I recently bought a cheaper iPhone camera lens set for around $12 and it worked okay, but felt very flimsy (like it could break at any moment). When I ordered the Xenvo Pro lens kit, I though it might be a little better, but oh my gosh it's soooo much better than my last set of lenses! The Xenvo lens set feels so durable (sturdy metal and a strong plastic clip) that I expect to get many years of use out of this product! The lenses are super clear and really look like they're professional grade; I totally feel like a pro when I use it. Plus, it comes with a sweet travel case to keep everything protected. I would recommend this product to all my friends, family, and even strangers!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    19. A wearable nail polish holder, the only thing better than having a nail-tech on call or a patient boyfriend willing to hold your bottle and blow your nails between coats.

    Where is a good Nail Boy when you need him?

    Promising review: "I love my Tweexy. It's so much easier to polish my nails with this product, and they look so much better because the nails on my right hand (I'm right-handed) no longer look like a toddler painted them. If you paint your nails frequently, I would definitely recommend you pick one of these up!" β€”Jennifer J.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    20. A hot air brush for a faster and more convenient option than putting on ~real clothes~ and scheduling another appointment with your hairdresser.,

    Get the full details on this hot air brush by checking out one BuzzFeeder's review.

    Promising review: "Well, my hair looks fabulous...BETTER than when I get it done at the salon!" β€”L.L. Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99 (also available with a one-inch barrel).

    21. A professional-grade chopper you can use to efficiently dice up onion after onion without crying, because they probably taste more delicious when they aren't seasoned with your tears.

    This chopper does so much more, but if you're all about onions, I suggest taking a look at this onion holder/slicer.

    Promising review: "This is a chopping powerhouse! Onions, celery, tough veggies are no problem; the blades chop right through, no excessive pushing and no blades bending. I've used it for about two months now and I'm super happy with it. It's much much better than other choppers, that give way to anything but soft carrots." β€”JustJane

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    22. And an Instant Pot for all the quinoa, steamed vegetables, homemade yogurt, and everything else you eat now, since you've started eating "better."

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say they can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand my family's menu and I've have learned to do so much with it. To sum it up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is to use and how I throw everything in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" β€”Aundrea

    Get the three-quart Instant Pot from Amazon for $79.95+ (also available in two larger sizes).

    23. A shirt folding board so you can be quicker at getting your t-shirts square and compact than a Uniqlo employee (okay, maybe not that good, but close).,

    Promising review: "My t-shirt drawer has never looked better! And, this board is awesome for folding dress shirts for travel, sweaters, and turtlenecks, for more room in a suitcase. On a recent trip, someone asked me how I folded my dress shirts such that they could come out of a suitcase looking like they had been freshly pressed. I told him, for this price and with this board, anyone can fold like a pro." β€”Lawerence Wecott

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in five colors).

    24. A bean bag chair you can fill with stuffed animals, because your kids'll be better at tidying up when they're rewarded with a cushy chair for their efforts.

    This bean-bag chair was featured in our roundup of 31 products that'll help you do things so much better next time!

    Promising review: "I'm definitely amazed at how many stuffed animals I can fit in this bean bag, and it's such a great idea! My kid's rooms look so much better and they're happy they don't have to get rid of any animals." β€”celticmommie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in five colors, and in two sizes).

    25. An eyeliner stamp that'll be a nicer way to start your morning than redrawing that right wing for the hundredth time.,

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about how well this product would work on me, because of my hooded eyes. First try wasn’t too bad; my application was a bit uneven, but it was easy to fix because the stamp size is not too long or too short. The liner side looks bulky, but I was able to create such thin lines, and I am hooked! I'm getting much better with every application and loving this product more and more. The color is very black, matte, and the formula is fast drying and long lasting. The formula hasn't irritated my eyes and it's super easy to remove using my usual makeup wipes. This is my new go-to and l know I'll order more." β€”Josette S.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.34 (available in 10mm and 12mm sizes)

    26. A monthly finances planner for a more balanced budget with more money to be spent on pizza and other essentials.

    Btw, we reviewed the best planners at three different price-points on BuzzFeed Reviews and you should take a look!

    Promising review: "I've tried many different budget books and apps, and this is what I was looking for! The biggest benefit of this one is I can add my own categories for expenses; when budgeting, I prefer to keep things very basic and avoid breaking my expenses down into 20 different categories. I like that it's organized by days, and I'm so relieved to have finally found this." β€”Charlotte

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    27. A notepad that'll let you organize the tasks you've been avoiding, because everyone can get their sh*t together when they've sorted what they need to do into actionable items.

    Promising review: "These Knock Knock pads make me feel so much better about household chores and errands I have to run. They at least make me smile a little when I’m stuck doing things I dislike." β€”Sierra K.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    28. A productivity timer to keep you motivated and focused by telling you how long to work and how to long to take a break.

    This timer helps you make use of the Pomodoro Technique to divide your work into timeboxes, and reduce the degree to which you'll deviate from your task by allowing you a designated time for rest and (most likely) checking Instagram. If you want to be better motivated, check out this timer alongside 32 other things that'll motivate even the laziest person!

    Promising review: "With medication and this timer, this ADHD adult is staying on track!" β€”megan landis

    Get it from Amazon for $19.90.

    29. A journal with writing prompts and inspirational quotes designed to nurture your creativity and spirit, because a mindful writer is a better writer.,

    Promising review: "I ordered two of these journals for my nieces, ages 17 and 14. When I was growing up, I loved journals like this one. I think it's important for teenagers to explore their hopes, dreams, and innermost thoughts, and it's even better if they put it on paper. Now that I'm 30, I have so many journals like this one to look back on. I cringe at some of the comments I wrote in those things, but I also smile and become teary-eyed at others. It's fascinating to look back at some of my dreams and realize I've accomplished them, and to marvel at the unique path my life has taken. I wanted to give both of my nieces a similar experience." β€”Kylie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.18.

    30. A book about how to argue with the people you love, because being conscientious during difficult conversations is a surefire way to be a better lover and/or friend.

    Reading this book made me a better person, no exaggeration.

    Promising review: "This is, by far, my favorite self-help book of the year. Thich knows how to make you think and practice techniques that change your life for the better. Thank you for writing and providing so much knowledge to help us all., Thich" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+.

    31. And an Amazon Echo Dot you can use for weather and news updates, hands-free messaging, lighting controls, and a bunch of other features for you to make use of what the Modern World offers.

    Promising review: "Our family uses our first Echo Dot to stream music from our playlists, to set timers, to ask Alexa questions and ask about the weather, and especially for the shopping list. My kids can add stuff to the list while I'm at the store and my list in the Alexa App updates to show it! With TWO Dots, it's even better. My daughter has the only room upstairs, and she's the one that does most of the music streaming, so I bought her a Dot for Christmas. As an added bonus, I no longer have to scream at the ceiling or walk across the house to get her attention. I just say, 'Alexa, call upstairs,' and bam, my daughter and I can speak normally. I also use it to make sure she's up in the mornings by telling Alexa to play wake-up music upstairs. Now, my son is lobbying to get his own Alexa..." β€”Leah D

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    Do better and feel better, friend.


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