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    38 Problem-Solving Products People Are Swearing By In Quarantine

    Including a handy face mask chain, a portable sport-brella you can attach to preeeetty much anything, and a dupe for AirPods under $30.

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    1. A "sport-brella," which is an SPF 50+ maneuverable personal umbrella with a universal clamp that'll latch onto any chair you own. Boom, instant shade no matter where you've parked your human self, whether it's the porch, the beach, or the park.

    2. A colorful beaded face mask chain you can use when you're in the car between errands or eating outside at a picnic and want to keep your mask on your person.

    3. A set of itty bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil' unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way — an especially handy tool when many of us can't head to a salon like we normally would.

    4. A Wi-Fi-connected movie projector that easily converts any wall, both indoor and outdoor, into a personal theater. Once you sync it with a device like your phone or laptop, you can use it for socially-distanced gatherings to project your fave Disney movies, at-home workouts, and even to play video games outside after the sun goes down.

    5. A streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields, to prevent them from fogging up while you're wearing a mask.

    A reviewer image of a person wearing unfogged glasses with their face mask holding up the spray

    6. A scent-free, cordless Thermacell mosquito-repelling shield that claims to be six times more effective than 42 (!!) citronella candles at keeping the pesky critters off your back porch and yard. It generates heat to disperse deterrent from a repellent mat, which gives a 15 feet worth of protection for 12 hours — all without a trace of DEET.

    A small green cylinder-shaped Thermacell on a table

    7. An anti-fog accessible face mask with a clear window to benefit the deaf and hard-of-hearing and ASL interpreters. This may also be a good solution for teachers of younger kids who rely on social cues like smiling and expression more than older kids who understand what the masks are in place for.

    A model in a blue face mask with a transparent window for their mouth

    8. A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

    A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands

    9. A set of two ~zero gravity~ reclining porch chairs to outfit your porch if friends want to chill outside with you. They come complete with a pillow *and* a side table to stash drinks, phones, and books. They also fold quickly and compactly so you can take them wherever, and are made with a heat-resistant mesh so you won't scorch your unsuspecting legs whenever you park your bum in it.

    Two models in black recliners with objects in their drink holders

    10. A Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet with a kid-proof case and pretty much endless opportunities for entertainment — plus an easy (and safe!) place for kids to download their remote schoolwork.

    11. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp. Not only will it feel decadent, it'll help tackle dandruff and promote healthier hair growth at the source — which comes especially in handy considering a lot of us are knocked off our usual haircare routines.

    reviewer image of the bristles on the blue massager

    12. A set of three adorable, machine-washable Swedish dish cloths — they're super absorbent and designed with a cross-hatch pattern for easier scrubbing. Each one of these can replace over a DOZEN paper towel rolls. The Brawny paper towel man is shaking.

    A person washing a bowl with a Swedish dishcloth

    13. A cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew, all without every having to leave the house.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge

    14. A foot file just as effective — if not more so! — than going to a salon. This will remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels so soft you might start petting them.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

    15. A hands-free portable neck fan you can charge with a USB, because sometimes you're just not going to be able to avoid walking out in the heat in a face mask, and this is an easy way to stay cool.

    Models using the fan propped up on a desk, around their neck on a hike, and around their neck on a walk

    16. An adorably encouraging daily planner for anyone who's looking for a little more structure in their routine, but not so much that it stresses them out. With this, you can fill out throughout the course of each day to keep yourself on track for all your calls, goals, and even your water intake — with, of course, a whole lil' section for notes and doodles.

    A blank page of the planner

    17. Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed not to bleed through pages, so you can color code your planner without wasting a single page.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors

    18. A two-layer white cotton face mask to help prevent that dreaded ~maskne~ we're all spending the summer grimacing at in the mirror.

    A BuzzFeed editor in a white cotton face mask

    19. Plus a jar of Aztec healing clay masks to calm your acne and skin, which can really come in handy if wearing face masks makes you break out.

    20. A soft silicone ear-saver and mask-extender that works overtime on problem-solving — not only does it take some of the pressure off your ears, but it helps make a more personalized fit on masks with elastic straps that don't *quite* fit your face.

    A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing

    21. A set of affordable wireless Bluetooth earbuds to prevent the wires on your headphones from getting tangled in your mask straps every time you want to pull them off on a walk or a run.

    22. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll finally stop losing sleep over your love-hate relationship with your WFH chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    23. A tiny milk frother to sub out your beloved Starbucks lattes, if it's still not easy for you to get to a location — suddenly everything you drink will taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista.

    24. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so you no longer have to fall asleep to sound of your roommate Skyping from the living room (or vice versa).

    25. A produce-saver storage container designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh way longer, so you can finally stop surrendering to the race against time when your produce goes bad faster than you can finish it.

    26. A Pet House candle with scents engineered to eliminate those miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog bed, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee that you've just accepted as "eau de basement" since your pet came into your home.

    A lit transparent glass candle in the Lavender Green Tea scent

    27. A five-pack of lightweight Athleta masks designed for exercise — these have adjustable, comfy ear straps and minimize the amount of fabric that gets stuck in your mouth when you breathe, so you can run outdoors and still have a quality protective layer.

    A model in athletic gear and a face mask

    28. A selfie ring light, so you can finally stop feeling self-conscious on game night Zoom calls where all your friends look well-lit enough to live with the Kardashians and for some reason your apartment looks like a medieval dungeon.

    A lit selfie ring on a tripod pointing at a reviewer's desk set up

    29. A time-marked water bottle with a latch lid that protects the spout so you don't have to touch it — especially handy for essential workers and and anyone worried about disinfecting things as they're out and about in the socially distanced world.

    30. A cordless, rechargeable hair cutter and trimmer designed to be beginner-friendly, so you can give yourself *and* other people decent haircuts if you can't get to a salon. It comes with color-coded combs to guide you to the precise length of hair, along with a mode for cutting hair near the ears, so it's as close to foolproof as a non-experienced hair cutter can get.

    31. A durable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker so you can have some tunes for socially distanced picnics, outdoor workouts, or hanging out on the porch without worrying about frying its wires in the rain.

    A black triangle-shaped Bluetooth speaker

    32. A pet urine stain-removing spray that instantly tackles both old and new stains *plus* the funky smell, so you can enjoy the new quality time you might be getting with your pet without sacrificing your nostrils.

    A person spraying the bottle on a carpet

    33. A bottle of Olaplex hair repairing treatment you can use to reduce breakage and strengthen locks. A lot of people are swearing by it after bleaching their hair for new quarantine looks — this helps make it all soft, so your new mermaid hair can shimmer the way it deserves!!

    A reviewer with dry bleached hair and an after shot of the bleached hair soft again

    34. An Amazon Echo Show 5 enabled with a camera screen for calls, so you can keep the whole fam connected for some socially distanced cross-country chats *and* enable its new personalized Work From Home routines function.

    A person on the screen of an Amazon Echo Show 5 on a video call with their family from the other end

    35. A cooling weighted blanket for sweet relief when the heat starts rolling in, with natural glass beads on the inside with weighted pressure that some reviewers say helps with insomnia and anxiety.

    A weighted blanket spread out on a king-sized bed

    36. A pair of blue-light glasses to help defend your eyeballs against the strain of your transition from phone to laptop to television to laptop to phone, aka your eyes' new itinerary.

    A reviewer sitting on a couch with their laptop in their lap, wearing the blue light glasses

    37. A set of tiny Command strips perfect for stashing lightweight masks, and subtle enough that you can put it anywhere near the door without it getting in the way.

    A model putting up command strips on a wall

    38. A chic, statement-making visor you can throw on to shade your face or prevent face mask tan lines in the moments when your sunscreen might not be cutting it (and you don't want to smush your hair).

    A model in a black visor with a long bill that shades their face

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