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    43 Things For Anyone Who Needs Some Help Being A Grownup

    Even if you ate a PB&J and Flamin' Hot Cheetos for dinner last night. (I did. Really.)

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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 ;)


    Enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain on finished *and* unfinished wood. For use on antiques, dining tables, kitchen cabinets, wood doors and trim, etc.

    Promising review: "I'm not able to sand and stain my floors until spring but they are so dry and worn. I bought this hoping to keep them moisturized until we can refinish and I am amazed with this product." —nicole feather

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    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.


    Promising review: "The colors are exactly as they appear on the site. The fibers are soft and plush. If you have a room where this unusual rug will work, don't hesitate. Buy it!" —Kim

    Get it from Wayfair for $22.99+ (available in eight sizes).

    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.

    Promising review: "Best bang for your buck- I've been looking for turquoise or aqua-colored bathroom accessories and this is perfect! It's soft, cushy, and dries quickly. The color is bright and cheery. Quick note: any creases from being folded in shipping are gone in about a day." —Samantha L.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in a variety of colors and sizes).

    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.


    Promising review: "Having mobility issues, being safe in the shower is a major concern for me. I have tried numerous bath mats. Many of them start off promising, but once you start using them, quickly bunch up, slip, etc. I am happy to say this is NOT one of them! From the moment I laid this mat onto the bathtub floor, it hasn't budged. It's solid and secure, yet has holes adequately spaced throughout, so water can run through and keep the mat from accumulating gunk." —Joanna M

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 19 colors).

    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.)

    Hill City

    This jacket has a wax-coated outer shell and high-pile fleece lining that extends to the collar. So you're gonna be toasty. And still be able to easily hang this on a hook underneath the bar or sit on it on your bar stool. Yes, you know my priorities. But I'm not the only one!

    Get it from Hill City for $100 (originally $168; available in men's sizes S–XXL and three colors).

    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.


    Trust me, running one of these in your bedroom while you sleep will take your skin's moisture up a notch and may even help you sleep a little more soundly. They help me! This cool mist model has a 1.5-liter tank that can put moisture into the air for up to 16 hours of continuous operation. FYI, this size tank is good coverage for bedrooms, offices, and other medium-sized rooms.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    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.


    I've been through a lot of serums in my life and, like I said up there, have rosacea. So certain skincare problems can really bother me! My derm recommends this brand overall for skincare. This particular product contains Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin B5, meaning it locks in moisture and gives your skin a plumped look. In the morn I follow it up with Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer and at night I follow up the serum with Toleriane Ultra Night Cream for Face Intense Soothing Moisturizer. So yeah, you could say I'm a fan.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    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!,

    FYI, I use these and they work so well that I curse the sky that these weren't around when I was in middle school before I went on Accutane. Yep, I shout at the sky EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    Promising review: "So I won't show you any of the gory details but man do these things work. I don't wear makeup, so it's perfect for just covering it up to go out because it's almost exactly my skin color. More than that, wearing it at night it takes away most of the bump by the time I wake up. I will say that these are more for that specific annoying acne that like it's huge and that you kind of have to bust, but that only makes it bigger. But it's amazing, it might take a couple days but it definitely helps acne get back to normal looking faster. Update: Here are the gory details. The back acne is real." —Rebecca Gabriela Terrones

    Get a pack of 36 dots from Amazon for $12.50 (also available in an invisible dot or larger version).

    9. And XL patches for covering larger areas so you aren't playing connect the dots with a bunch of tiny little circle patches.,

    Promising review: "Love these! I had previously bought the small patches for individual pimples, but wanted bigger ones for the larger pores on my nose. I sleep in them and where for 10–12 hrs, and find then when I remove it I am able to extract my pores sooooo easily. Plus seeing all that gunk on the patch is sooooo satisfying. They def have my nose looking cleaner than ever.... I use it about once a week!" —Kaiti

    Get 8 XL square patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    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.), Amazon

    But Marie wouldn't make you feel bad about being lazy again. You've just gotta maintain!

    Promising review: "Sometimes I'd waste time digging for the matching pair I was hoping to wear. I've been wanting to buy the Boot Butler, but was hesitant because of the price. After some time and frustration (especially with boot season approaching), I bought the Boot Butler for myself in October, as an early Christmas gift. WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?! I loved it so much, I bought a second set a couple months later and am now contemplating buying another. I love that my boots aren't in a pile anymore; that they are easy to find and see, and I don't have to shuffle huge plastic boot boxes around, (an option I tried before and was not happy with)." —ZAR

    Get a set for five pairs from Amazon for $69.99.

    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!


    I have one just like this (gifted from my friend Courtney!) and keep it in a frame without glass so I can easily scratch off each destination I've recently visited. You can even take it to the next level and scratch it off with your most recent destination's currency!

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    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!

    The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.

    Promising review: "KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven't found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber." —Lord McFatty

    Get it from Amazon for $14.22.

    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!

    Promising review: "Perfect! Exactly what I needed to organize my mop, broom, scoop, etc. Efficient and easy to use. A little hard to get my scoop into it but that’s cause it’s thicker than the rest of items. Love that there are hooks. Spray bottles and cleaning product bottles hang perfectly on there too." —Kavita Chandanie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    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.


    Promising review: "I made a resolution to eat at home more this year. This planner is helping a lot! Everyone in the house likes knowing what's for dinner and I love that it has a built-in shopping list. Makes the week so much less stressful when I have planned out every meal and have all of the ingredients to make it. Looks exactly like the pic, looks cute hanging on the fridge, very happy with this purchase!" —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    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.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Check out our full review for the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Containers.

    Promising review: "Keeps fresh fruit and vegetables fresher for a longer period of time. We purchase fresh vegetables at the Farmer's Market for the week and have found that these Rubbermaid containers keep them fresh for up to two weeks. Very satisfied!" —Linda C.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95+ each (available in five sizes and combos).

    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.


    Promising review: "Yes, this little utensil tray is really that good! I went from using 12 inches of horizontal space in a lovely but huge wooden utensil tray to about using about four inches (whatever the width of this godsend is). It stores my butter knives, steak knives, spoons, forks, and a slew of little teaspoons. I'd guess that the max capacity for each slot is about 10 pieces. For example, I fit four butter knives and four steak knives into the first/knife slot easily, with good wiggle room. This is such a great design. Using this tray opened up about half of my 18-inch wide drawer, which allowed me to decompress the other drawers in my kitchen a bit. I highly recommend this item. It's worth every penny." —Kathleen Cooke

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    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.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    One of my coworkers owns this in lieu of a storage space–hogging upright vacuum and touts its crevice tool for sucking hairs out of upholstery. Also, it works on both her hardwood floors and a shaggy rug! So really, it's a multitasking investment worth your coin. Check out our review of the Dyson V7 motorhead cordless stick vacuum.

    Get it from Amazon for $245.89.

    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

    Promising review: "Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They're small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I'm pretty sure wasn't pet related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now." —MC

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    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.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    That is my nightstand. I love this thing! And it for real reminds me to buy tissues.

    Promising review: "Since I am a broke 31-year-old this was the only house I can afford. Plus it helps hide the tissues I use to cry in every night." —Lizbanta

    Get it from Amazon for $7.91.

    20. A memory foam cushion for transforming your lackluster office chair or worn car seat into a throne for your old bag of bones.

    Promising review: "I spend most of my days sitting in front of my computer, and the chair I currently have feels really hard and hurts my butt a lot after sitting on it for a while.


    - Fits nicely on my office chair.

    - Feels amazing. Soft to the touch. Adjust to the shape of your butt for best experience.

    - Does not add much height to the chair, as it compresses when you sit on it


    - None

    Overall, I love this cushion. If you want some great support for your butt without having to spend too much money for a quality chair, definitely consider buying this cushion, as it will add support and comfort when you are sitting on them. Now I can sit for longer periods without feeling pain on my butt anymore (of course, I still recommend everyone to get off the chair to exercise or stretch once in a while)" —MVP

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    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.


    Check out my full review of the KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener.

    Promising review: "I decided to actually come back to this nearly two years later to review it because it kind of got lost to me to review it back then. However, since I've bought it, I've heard my husband talk about it on and off. Just yesterday with my daughter he was going over sharp knife safety, and he just said how much he still absolutely loves it. Of every gift I've ever given him, this is the only thing I've heard still get praise nearly two years later." —Gluten Free Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors).

    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.


    I've seen this beauts IRL and dogs seem to really adore them. Also my former dog roommate really loved a similar faux-fur blanket we had on the couch. As for that machine-washable part, the furry part zips off and you can wash it. AND the liner within is memory-foam and guaranteed not to flatten for 10 years.

    Get it from for $199. And check out more of the luxe-looking home goods designed for your dog's lounging.

    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).


    Your caffeine content will still depend on how you brew, but if you use these beautiful beans you'll get about 660 milligrams per 12 fluid-ounces. Just listen to the Dethklok coffee jingle while you brew up this stuff. Trust me.

    Promising review: "Ok folks words of warning....if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or single handedly raising the Titanic on your own; all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96 (also available in whole beans, K-cups, and canned cold brew).

    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.

    Amazon, Fiorella Alvarez

    I used to live with an adorable but v slobbery English bullie named Cleo (pictured in her festive glory) and lighting one of these for 10–20 minutes annihilated any hints of eau de dog or roasting Brussels sprouts in our small apartment. And these smell like regular candles, (not your typical odor-neutralizing ones), so really they're the best. Check out my full review of One Fur All Pet House Candles.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.85 (available in 26 scents).

    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.


    Promising review: "We are a family of six in a small one-bathroom house. This is, to put it lightly, a horrific nightmare — particularly after my teenage son spends some time in the bathroom. After a couple of weeks of gentle encouragement ('YOU ARE KILLING EVERYONE. SPRAY THAT STUFF ON THE WATER BEFORE YOU POOP OR I'M TAKING AWAY YOUR PHONE AND, SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND AND TELL HER EXACTLY WHY YOU GOT IT TAKEN AWAY.') he started using it regularly. The bathroom is much less disgusting now after he leaves." —Supa D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in several sizes and scents).

    Also consider a Poo-Pourri travel gift set to tote around with you on the reg or pack for trips.

    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!


    Made from aircraft grade aluminum for superior strength and portability. Includes six ink refills.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89.

    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.


    Promising review: "My teeth have been through some pretty rough times. I am a heavy coffee and wine drinker. I love this product. In one use I already feel a huge difference from using a standard brush. My teeth feel as clean as getting it done by the dentist. I will give it a try with some strong whitening toothpaste to see if I notice a difference." —Nano.Reef

    Get it from Amazon for $39.94.

    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.


    This flosser was awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Has 10 pressure settings, 7 water flossing tips, and 90 seconds of water capacity.

    Promising review: "I purchased two of them for my daughter and husband and they love it. They both have braces and have a hard time flossing so their orthodontist recommended a Waterpik to help. I found this one and it had good reviews so I tried it. This product worked so well for them and it's so easy to use. Since using this their orthodontist gave both of them great reviews. On their last cleaning and checkup the dentist told them they see a huge improvement. She told them to keep using it because it's working well for them. I highly recommend it to anyone with braces. 😬👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 The only thing I don't like is that there is no case for the other attachments. I'd like to be able to put them up or hang them up." —Charles & Rosanna Kaelble

    Get it from Amazon for $67.99+ (available in nine colors).

    And if you're short on bathroom counter space (I can relate!), consider a travel Waterpik for $54.99 (available in two colors).

    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.


    Promising review: "I get so many compliments on this umbrella! It is cute, and it has stood up to every storm I’ve been through with it. Also, it’s a pretty cool perk that when I fold my umbrella down, the outside is dry! Didn’t even think about that when I bought it, but that’s pretty darn cool." —Melanie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50+ (available in 36 styles).

    If you're willing to spend a little more coin, check out our picks for the best umbrella on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    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.


    Promising review: "Love this bowl and get tons of compliments at work! It cleans easily in the top rack of the dishwasher. Seals very tightly even for carrying soup." —WexAmz

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (also available in ceramic and 10 colors).

    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.)


    Promising review: "If you’re tired of buying $15 salads (Hey New Yorkers 👋🏼) or making unhealthy choices during your work day, this is the book for you. Chock full of recipes that are equally nourishing and delicious, Lunch! helps you survive the week with recipes that are clear and easy to execute. Make your coworkers jealous. Enjoy your midday meal. Feel good about what you’re putting in your body. Buy this book!! Favorite recipes include the chicken meatballs, carrot slaw, and coconut lime cookies. Did I mention there’s a bonus treat section in the back?" —Melissa Featherstone

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    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.)


    It works as a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, sauté, and warmer. Pinterest has been all about the Instant Pot for a few years and you should really hop on this bandwagon. Just check out our fullInstant Pot review and Instant Pot recipes that'll basically cook themselves. Still unconvinced? Look at all the yummy Amazon reviewer photos.

    Promising review: "I love this machine. I got it as a Christmas gift to myself and it's the best money I've ever spent. I'm on an elimination diet for my autoimmune disease. It means that I have to cook all my food myself. I CANNOT eat out. That is a huge amount of time and prep and work. This little machine is a lifesaver. There's a bit of a learning curve figuring out how long things need to go, and how to adapt recipes from slow cookers and oven braising to work under pressure, but once you figure it out, it's such a huge time saver. Plus it does so many different things. Such a time saver, and so delicious." —CelesteEden

    Get it from Amazon for $59+ (available in three sizes).

    33. And slow-cooker liners as a total lifesaver for anyone who uses the appliance on the reg (me). Or even rarely (actually me)!


    I adore my slow cooker but hate cleaning up after using it. So I use these handy lil' bags. Read my full review of Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners (#4).

    Get a box of six liners from Amazon for $2.60.

    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.


    Want more info on that warranty? They're unconditionally guaranteed for life.

    Promising review: "Best socks ever! I'm a nurse full time and a carpenter part time. These socks are amazing, as are most high content merino wool garments. But, these are are well-made America products! These are ALL I wear. It took 4 pairs 2.5 years to wear down the external layer on the balls of my feet. Cost me a couple bucks to return them, had new ones on my abused feet within a few short weeks! I'm good for a couple more year's! Merino wool is amazing, no stink, no itch, durable, and feels great when it's hot or cold outdoors. Ask any back country hiker/climber, nearly every garment they use is typically made of merino wool; long johns, gloves, hats etc. Did I say, 'these are made in Vermont!'" —William

    Get them from Amazon for $20.30+ (available in eight colors combos and sizes S–2XL).

    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!


    This Kangaroo motion sensor is super sleek and detects when a window is moved away from its setting (like your perfect amount of "open"). This sensor comes with a free plan that allows for unlimited user invitations and sends you push notifications alerts via the app. But if you upgrade to Kangaroo Complete, you’ll be eligible for up to 20% off your homeowners or renters insurance rate with select providers (check out the Amazon product listing for more info).

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    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.


    Has a tap-to-snooze alarm clock with speaker and beep function, and 10 brightness settings.

    Promising review: "My partner and I were doubtful at first and a bit skeptical but we set it up the day it came and we had the most pleasant morning in over 6 MONTHS! This wonderful little alarm gently begins to brighten 30 minutes before you want to wake up and it gradually brightens until your set wake up time (usually were already awake like 10–15 min before the sound and just sort of adjusting to being awake) and if that doesn't wake you (which has only happened when we've stayed up too late) the sound goes off and it will do the trick! We've also noticed that it really helps us be sleepy when we should be going to bed. It really does help gently nudge your circadian rhythm into shape! Also I recommend having the same wake up time everyday, regardless of your schedule it's good for your body to follow a routing when it comes to sleep." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $41.24.

    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?


    Several of my coworkers swear by this stuff, and my brother recently hopped on the Soylent train (hey Walt!) and is really digging it.

    Promising review: "This drink has made my life so much easier. I have class at 8 a.m. Monday–Thursday and I’m the kind of person who gets up, gets dressed, and just goes to class without eating a proper breakfast. After getting this drink, I started drinking a bottle some mornings when I needed more energy (such as the day before a test or the day of a test) and I didn’t have to worry about what to eat and was able to put all my time into the lecture and studying. I wouldn’t say this counts as a meal but it makes you not worry about eating for a while. It’s also nutritious and tastes like chocolate milk. Definitely a great addition to my life. I highly recommend this if you don’t have a lot of time to eat breakfast or you’re just lazy like me." —Pedram Miyabi

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $39+ (available in five flavors and a variety pack).

    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.


    Promising review: "I can and have packed cords and converters for iPad, iPhone with Mophie battery pack, Kindle, Nook, electric shaver, and ear buds on this handy device and I think I can or have squeezed AA batteries in a 4-pack holder for a couple of flashlights I carry with me on trips. I bought another one for my wife for her phone, Nook, etc. She has more room than I do, but I'm sure we will find some way to fill it. I had been using 1-qt freezer bags for each cord/charger, labeling them distinctly, and then putting them all in a large 1- or 2-gallon freezer gallon bag to keep them together before I got these. It helped with organization, but this Grid-It does a better job, making it easier to find the cord/charger I need." —Bookman McCoy

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

    Check out a similar tablet carrier.

    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?!


    Get it from Amazon for $32.95 (available in four color combos).

    And check out a slightly fancier leather tote for $64.50+ (available in two colors).

    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.


    So many people don't know you can have library books sent to your e-reader!!! (My mom even uses my NY library login in NC to read books on her Kindle.) Oh and this new version is lighter, thinner, and has 2x the storage of older Kindle models. You can also use it with Audible and Bluetooth headphones so you can listen to your story.

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in 8 or 32 GB).

    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.


    Can hold up to 30 lbs. per hook.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. Crazy how simple the product is but how much it has made my life easier. I thought the purchase would be something I use once then forget about, but I can honestly say I use them on a daily basis. So nice not having to keep my purse in on the floor or seat. Very sturdy!" —Kelsey Casagrande

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99.

    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.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    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!

    Promising review: "Amodex took ink out of my expensive scrubs. A pen leaked in my pocket and made a thick glob of ink stain on the scrub jacket and a little on the pants. After using the Amodex and washing in cold water, there is no evidence of a stain and the fabric looks exactly how it looked before the stain. There was no damage or discoloration of the fabric. Thank you, Amodex. This product just saved me the $75 that it would have cost to replace the scrubs." —Michelle hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.89.

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