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1.Wood polish and conditioner that'll revive all sorts of heirloom and sidewalk finds so you can bring your great-grandmother's rocking chair back to fighting condition for the nursery. And look at that! You don't need a new dining room table after all once you give it a coat of this ;)
2.A gorgeous area rug – it can revamp a room for super soft (but very little!) effort. Plus, it'll dampen the noise you make when you walk so you won't disturb any downstairs neighbors or roommates during your 3 a.m. bathroom trips.
3.And a *washable* bath mat you should park outside the shower because that tile floor gets so slippery post-shower in your damp bathroom.
4.AND a no-slip mat to place on your tub floor because remember that time when you put off buying one, only to slip on the remnants of a slick hair mask, fall back onto your shower curtain, rip your shower curtain rod out of the wall on your way down to your bathroom floor, and somehow come out safely without even a bruise? Oh wait! That happened to ME. Please learn from my legit frightening mistake.
5.A fortified jacket made for cold weather that won't bulk up your look (or your bag!) like a down one. Seriously, STOP going outdoors in 40-degree weather in only short sleeves on the way to the bar to meet your friend. (I saw this twice the other night in my neighborhood within a five-block walk.)
6.A humidifier because you don't have control over the dry indoor heat that's causing your parched skin and raspy throat but you *can* park one of these in your bedroom and run it while you sleep to help alleviate those side effects that are keeping you from looking and feeling your best.
7.Hyaluronic acid serum to apply post-wash, pre-moisturizer for some drastically better looking (and feeling) skin. And this serum is from a brand that dermatologists (including mine) recommend all the time for sensitive skin. If my rosacea-laden face loves it, yours likely will too.
8.And while we're on the skincare beat, pimple patches you can stick on a spot that's come to a head while you sleep for the night and then peel off in the morn to find all kinds of ick on it that used to be inside your blemish(!!!). After all, you shouldn't be picking at breakouts anyway!
9.And XL patches for covering larger areas so you aren't playing connect the dots with a bunch of tiny little circle patches.
10.A hanging boot organizer in case you've spent a lot (like A LOT) of cash on your footwear and need to take better care of it. Step one, get it up and off the floor! *Plus* this'll help you see what you have, so you don't end up with a fourth pair of black cowboy boots. (Unless you're a well-dressed spider.)
11.A scratch-off world map that'll be a pretty reminder of your past travels and *why* you're staying inside not spending money — your future travels!
12.A shoe shine kit might just turn you into office royalty thanks to your not-that-fancy footwear that just looks its best. Take care of your shoes! Please!
13.An unassuming wall-mounted broom organizer that'll become your cleaning station with five spots for long-handed tools and six hooks to help corral product bottles. You're an adult now, and yes you do have a cleaning station. It just makes things easier!
14.A weekly meal planner to help make dinner (and DIY office lunch!) a breeze. 'Tis time to take those sheet pan dinners from Pinterest board to plate.
15.A produce-saving container that'll keep your farmer's market haul fresh long enough so you can actually consume all of it. Now that you've figured out what Swiss Chard looks like, you can make sure you actually consume it before it goes bad.
16.A slim cutlery organizer here to help you neatly file away those disparate pieces you've collected from roommates over the years. But hey, they work! So use them.
17.A Dyson stick vacuum that'll be so effective you may even *want* to clean. Seriously, that hand vac is just not enough to handle your grownup-size mess.
18.Stain-lifting pads made to tackle icky pet stains. You love 'em but you don't have to live with their stains. But! It'll also tackle human-made stains like cabernet. Have some of these on-hand before you invite friends over for wine and watching the second season of "You." AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMYGOD
19.A minimalist tissue box cover to help you address your sniffles without messing up your interior aesthetic. ALSO, to remind you to keep a box of tissues around so you don't have to blow your nose with toilet paper.
20.A memory foam cushion for transforming your lackluster office chair or worn car seat into a throne for your old bag of bones.
21.A handy lil' knife sharpener I can personally vouch for because it transformed a drawerful of leftover roommates' knives into sharp specimens that make meal prepping go so much faster. Figuring out your healthcare is unfortunately an adult task, but let's not have to do it at the ER.
22.An undercover dog bed for your furry lil' angel who gets to do what you'd like to do, lounge around all day while someone else works for the chow. At least with this, you'll have a luxe-looking, machine-washable surface they won't get in trouble for drooling all over.
23.Death Wish Coffee (yep, that's the name!) in case you're the type (like me) who claims they can never get enough caffeine and could use a stronger dose because one cannot live on coffee alone (despite what Etsy best-seller shirts may say).
24.An odor-neutralizing candle you should light next time your dog is smelling rather doggy or you meal prep by roasting a tray full of brussels sprouts. But it won't smell like an odor-neutralizing candle! There within lies its power. Also, just its straight-up concentrated scent.
25.And Poo-Pourri – it'll turn out to be the most useful thing in your bathroom (aside from toilet paper and indoor plumbing). Go ahead and move it to the front of your medicine cabinet so guests can easily find it and use it. Seriously, get the smells in your home in a better state.
26.A tactical writing pen with a point that can break glass or serve as a weapon against an attacker if it needs to. This takes the pen being a sword to a whole other level. Hopefully you'll use it for writing considerably more often than breaking glass. It helps to always have a pen on-hand!
27.A rechargeable electric toothbrush that won't break the bank and that your dentist will be very glad you bought next time you go for a checkin. If you've been putting off buying one bc of $$$, here's your solution.
28.And a water flosser for anyone who has braces, crowns, or who just really hates flossing but is tired of being on the receiving end of your dentist's wrath.
29.A wind-resistant umbrella that won't end up in the graveyard of warped umbrellas that failed you during soggy gusts. And this design is so cheery! Cheery enough that you'll remember to take it with you so you can actually use it.
30.A leak-proof lunch container that'll actually have enough room for your lunch. No, you didn't stand and watch someone assemble a $14 salad today for lunch. Instead, you made your own fancyass lunch at home for cheaper. Now you're contractually obligated to post it on your Insta stories.
31.And a lunch-focused cookbook chock full of recipes you can get pumped about using to fill said stylish bowl ^. (They tell me that adults are supposed to be able to occasionally prep their own food. IDK.)
32.A holy grail Instant Pot (and cookbook!) for the easiest meal prep *ever* thanks to dump dinners that cook while you're at work during the day. (Warning: The pizza place might do a wellness check on you.)
33.And slow-cooker liners as a total lifesaver for anyone who uses the appliance on the reg (me). Or even rarely (actually me)!
34.Incredibly resilient socks because ones with an avocado print are great and all but these come with a lifetime guarantee. I'm just trying to help you think about your future.
35.A motion sensor you can place on your partially opened (or closed!) window and set with an app to act like your guard dog while ya' snooze. And if you upgrade this plan, you can save on homeowner's insurance!
36.A sunrise-simulating alarm clock that'll eventually teach your body to wake up in a more natural state than being startled awake, which always feels like SO much effort. Kinda rude that the older you get, the more sleep you seemingly need.
37.Soylent meal replacement shakes to stock your fridge up with a viable option when you have neither the time nor the patience to prepare actual food. Soooooo, most of the time?
38.A grid organizer that'll hold on tight to everything from a pen to ear buds to USB cords — all in one easy-to-find spot that's built for travel. Load it up and slip it into your bag for super easy retrieval later. No more buying another cord at a drugstore, only to find that you *did* bring along yours.
39.A ~reversible~ vegan leather tote to hold your laptop and other work essentials and look nice enough to go out for drinks at that new fancy cocktail lounge with friends afterward. What are you even doing if your weekday purse can't even hold a book or Kindle?!
40.And a waterproof Kindle can save you trips to the library with e-books sent directly to the device! Then you can practice some ~self-care~ by reading in the bath without putting yourself in a Final Destination sitch.
41.Universal purse holder hooks in case you rarely travel with just one bag or often find yourself putting your groceries in the back seat. No more bags rolling around while you merge onto the freeway.
42.Water bottle-cleaning tablets to make sure your go-to container actually gets cleaned and LOOKS it. No more buying plastic bottles of water harming the earth and your wallet because that actually clean water bottle just looked like it was caked in mud.
43.An ink remover that'll erase all sorts of pen accidents and transform even Sharpie writing. Look at you saving that white button-up shirt that had a tussle with a ballpoint pen!