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    58 Products Reviewers Swore By During Quarantine In 2020

    A socially-distanced shoutout to the internet-beloved memory seat cushion, eyebrow razors, and sleep headphones that stepped it up this year.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A well-loved classic Hanes hoodie that comes in just about every color under the sun, and is supremely snuggle-worthy.

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    Promising review: "Great hoodie and great price! Perfect for our current stay-home times. Fits true to men’s sizing. I’m 5-foot-2 female, normally wearing women’s S/M tops and M/L bottoms, this fits just as I wanted. Loose, covers my bottom, just shy of fingertip length. Nice and soft too." —bb24

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in men's sizes S-5XL and 25 colors).

    2. 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
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    FWIW re: scars, though, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I'd stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my scars but because of the current COVID-19 crisis I have been washing my hands so much that they are painfully dry. Hand cream hasn't helped enough so I decided to use the Bio-Oil on them and even after the first application they felt SO much better! I'm glad I bought the big bottle!" —L. Strand

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in three sizes).

    3. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer, a popular lightweight multi-use concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before Zoom calls or walks around the neighborhood, but doesn't want to commit to a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduce puffiness.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is great. I have fair sensitive skin but decided to try this. I previously used a Clinique concealer for years and a beauty blog recommended this stuff so I went for it. For the money it’s great. It’s medium coverage I would say so if you need a really full coverage concealer you’d have to play with it a little to see if layering it would make it work for you. Since COVID I kind of stopped wearing foundation so I use this under my eyes and in my T-zone and just spread it with my fingers to blend and it looks natural and not cakey but brightens under my eyes. 10/10 will be buying again." —Amazon Customer

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).

    4. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, so your WFH setup is as organized as possible.

    A reviewer image of six chargers and two USB chargers in the lit outlet
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    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    5. 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 quarantine began.

    A lit transparent glass candle in the Lavender Green Tea scent
    Amazon

    Promising review: I was pleasantly surprised with these candles — the powerful scent enveloped my kitchen and part of my entrance hall, that's how potent this beautiful scent is. I chose to use the vanilla crème brulee — wow wow wow. Absolutely amazing. Not once do you think that this is a pet odor eliminator candle as the scent envelopes my ground floor with a warm fuzzy happy feeling. Which we all need during this worldwide lockdown." —Maria Puzone

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Pet House candle for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 16 scents).

    6. Plus a rechargeable electric lighter that's wayyy more cost-effective (and environmentally-friendly!) than constantly replacing gas ones, and is long enough to light up even your most well-loved Bath & Body Works candles without worrying about the flame being able to reach the wicks.

    A reviewer lighting a candle with the lighter
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    Promising review: "Since we are all stay home more now, I have been going through more candles than ever. After a friend recommended, I bought this electronic candle lighter because it is re-chargeable so I will never have to worry about keeping an extra lighter at home in case one ran out of fuel. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality and the ease of this electric candle-lighter! Super easy to use and safe, just turn on the switch at the bottom and then there is a separate sliding switch to have the tips come out with the electric sparks (see my photos). Also I found it to be more environmental friendly!" —Jen L.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. A moisturizing lavender and coconut hand soap made with aloe vera and a blend of lavender and orange essential oils so you can get your hands squeaky clean without your skin feeling shriek-y clean.

    Kids using the nozzle on the soap to dispense it
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    Promising review: "Love this soap! I never thought I'd have a favorite soap but here it is! It's gentle and doesn't dry your hands out! With COVID and the mass hand washing this has really help to reduce my hands from cracking and drying out! Even my husband and kids are excited about this soap!" —Stephen K.

    Get a three-count pack from Amazon for $13.77.

    8. 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
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    Promising review: "I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog, even with the metal strip to form around the bridge of my nose. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to re-apply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean dry lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. Delivery was fast. I highly recommend this product from this company. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future." —Tonya Crippen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    9. 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.

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    This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

    Promising review: "I will start by saying that I am someone who is used to getting regular facials that include dermaplaning. I bought this because this service was no longer available to me during COVID (social distancing). I needed something to clear away dead skin and fine hairs. This product did NOT disappoint. The first time I used this blade/product I was absolutely amazed at the results. I washed my face and hands before using this. Once my face was dry, I used this to clear away dried skin areas and fine hair. My face felt amazing. I then proceeded to follow my moisturizing routine. It literally felt like I came from the spa. They came three to a package so this was a great buy for the amount of money spent. I have used one blade roughly three to four times and still don't feel the need to switch to a new blade yet. Excellent purchase." —Valerie Denison

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A set of reusable silicone Stasher bags you can use to store food in the fridge *and* freezer, and microwave right in the bag.

    A transparent aqua Stasher bag full of fruit
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    Promising review: "I have been using these for about two years and let me tell you, they look like the day I bought them! I was using them for school lunches, but now with the stay-at-home orders, I’ve begun making batches of rice and pasta and freezing those with these bags. They work great and heat up in the microwave beautifully. No damage to the bags at all! I actually ordered some more just to have plenty on hand since I’m using more of them now than in the past. I have tried other brands of reusable storage bags that got pitted and messed up in the microwave. These may cost a little more, but they are almost indestructible and last a long long time! Did I mention you can throw them in dishwasher? Just open the bag and fit it onto the upper rack spikes and they wash up great. I just shake them out and let them air dry. I’m not using plastic bags anymore! Thanks for the great product." —John S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and eight colors).

    11. 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 counter with a Swedish dishcloth covered in cartoon chickens
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    Promising review: "I originally picked these up to use in lieu of nasty, nasty dishrags that invoke my inner THIS IS NOT CLEAN demon. Since then, I have used them for everything from cleaning the kitchen to wiping up spills. After use, just toss in the wash and they are ready to go again. They are the perfect size and do an excellent job on every task to which I have applied them. They come in a variety of fun prints and I have yet to wear one out. Paper towel usage has taken a real nosedive, which is a good thing given its relative scarcity at present." —sandra simpson-kraft

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 12 prints).

    12. A tiny milk frother to sub out your beloved Starbucks lattes, so everything you drink will still taste like it was lovingly handcrafted by a barista.

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    It's also teensy for storing and cleans with a quick stream of hot running water, and works on cold *and* hot beverages.

    Promising review: "This is seriously my best quarantine purchase and I have made a lot! No need for Starbucks anymore. My craving has been fulfilled. I make at least one fancy drink every morning. To make the cold foam similar to Starbucks salted honey you use a little milk (I use almond), a sprinkle of salt, and some honey then use the frother. It makes so much from a small amount and the taste is delicious!! This will be your new morning best friend. I am so happy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in 10 colors).

    13. A fast-acting carpet-spot removing spray that works like a charm on those miscellaneous stains from a previous tenant, or that not-so-miscellaneous time you spilled half of the red sauce from your leftover noodles face down on the floor.

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    Promising review: "You guys! This stuff works so well! I did my bedroom first and saw how well it worked and went the next day and bought two more! The stains are about 6 years old! I've used carpet cleaning vacuums and other stain removers and nothing worked so I thought I was stuck with stains forever until I found this product and OMG!!!! You need to get this. Especially during this time when we are in quarantine, what else do I have to do? I hope everyone is staying safe but if you want to get stains out, you need to get this product! I’m in love!" —Giselle C.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19.

    14. 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.

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    Promising review: "I've been using this container for a number of months and decided it's finally time to write a review. We eat a lot of broccoli and I used to find myself running to the grocery store every few days to get another head of broccoli. With the safer-at-home guidelines in place I've had to reduce my grocery store visits to once every seven to 10 days. I am sure glad I have this container because I can put two, sometimes three, heads of broccoli inside and they last the entire time between shopping trips. Previously they wouldn't last that long." —Amazon Customer

    Read BuzzFeed's review of these "miracle" produce containers for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.69 (available in various sizes and sets).

    15. 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).

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    Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

    Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).

    16. A pour-over coffee maker so you won't just make good coffee at home, but a brew to your precise and delicious standards.

    A pour-over coffee maker with coffee in it
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    Promising review: "Because of the quarantine, I finally decided to bite the bullet and get the right gear to make a better cup of coffee. It's perfect. After a bit of experimenting, I found a ratio I really like, and it's so easy. I boil water on the stove, turn the burner off and let the temperature drop for 2-3 minutes, then pour the water over the coffee. After I fill my cup, I pour the rest into a thermal carafe to keep it hot. This is all worthwhile and really doesn't take much time. The coffee is substantially better. Try it... It's certainly worth the price of admission!" —virtualjsk

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    17. Plus 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.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge
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    Promising review: "I love cold brew and iced coffee beverages. I cut back on caffeine when I found out I was pregnant, so I'm happy to be able to make my own decaf cold brew at home. I purchased this right before we went on lockdown with COVID-19, and I have gotten so much use out of it while in quarantine. I'm very happy with this purchase." —Alayne

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    18. 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
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    Promising review: "Okay, I was skeptical because there are so many to choose from and everyone has an opinion on what works and what doesn't. I have extremely crusty feet and because COVID was going on, I hadn't been able to get to the salons so I bought this and tried it at home. IT WORKED! I am very pleased. My feet are hella soft and I ain't embarrassed wearing flip-flops. This product 100% works so if you are looking for a product like I was and taking forever to make a decision ... then stop and buy this one." —Serlencie Vick Abram Jr

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    19. 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
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    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95.

    20. A bottle of wood polish that will make your all your scuffed up doors, hardwood floors, and furniture look brand spanking new, even if you've been fast and loose with disinfectant and other cleaners.

    A before image of a wooden cabinet with stain damage and an after image of the wood without any damage
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    Promising review: "With all the virus scare going on, I sprayed the office doorknobs at work with Lysol not realizing it would damage wood. It stripped the finish and left a large white ring around all the knobs. This wax restored the wood to better that it was before... I highly recommend!!!" —MariaM

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $14.43.

    21. A cooling weighted blanket 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
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    Promising review: "Given as a gift to calm the anxiety of my daughter during the pandemic. She loves this blanket!" —A. Odell

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in nine varied sizes and weights).

    22. A weekly meal planner you can use to map out all your grocery needs in advance — particularly handy if you want a handwritten list to take to the grocery store, so you don't have to keep pulling out and unlocking your phone.

    A person writing on the notepad stuck to the fridge
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    The list magnetizes to the fridge, and has the meal plan on one side, and a perforated "shopping list" you can tear off and take with you on the other side.

    Promising review: "I ordered this meal planner not long before COVID and have since found it very useful. I usually use a grocery list app but have wanted to use paper lately, so this is perfect for meal-planning, and has a paper list." —Victoria

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. Plus 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
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    Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

    Promising review: "Super cute and helpful. Exactly what I needed to help me stay on track with working at home during this quarantine." —Arline

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    24. Aaaaand 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
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    Promising review: "I bought these pens during quarantine, not expecting much, considering they are quite inexpensive. I've used well-known brand marker/pens in the past, and didn't want to pay much for markers I'd use for coloring. I was concerned about the tips bending or bleeding, but I was completely wrong and am very satisfied with this product! They do not bleed, and the tips are strong and thin. I use these pens for coloring, hand-lettering, and note-taking, and they're exactly what I was looking for! The only regret I have is that I did not order the larger pack with more colors!!" —Michael Fanizzi

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $11.98.

    25. A rapid egg cooker so you can cook a week's worth of breakfast eggs in a matter of minutes, whether you want a good old-fashioned hard boil or like 'em a little runnier.

    An egg cooker with a transparent dome plastic top, where six eggs are cooking inside
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    I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during lockdown — it simplifies breakfast because I know no matter what weird assortment of groceries I'm working with, there are precooked eggs to add some protein to it (I like mine medium-boiled 🍳). Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and sing a little song instead!

    Promising review: "Best quarantine purchase yet! This little guy is so cute and handy! I just tested three eggs in case they didn’t turn out, and they were perfect!! I was all prepared to be blasted out of my house for the buzzer at the end (according to other reviews), but it wasn’t bad at all. It literally plays a little song. So cute!" —Austin Klimek

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in five colors).

    26. 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
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    Randl By Design is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in silk sleepwear and face masks.

    Promising review: "Thank you so much for making these for me! I’m a speech therapist and it’s important for my students to see my mouth! The masks are great and fast delivery. Thank you!!!" —Kelly Dwyer

    Type Of Fit: Adjustable ear straps

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton

    Shipping Time: Expected to ship in 3-5 business days

    Get it from Randl By Design on Etsy for $25.50+ (available in three sizes and 18 styles).

    27. A pair of wireless sleep headphones that will play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so you don't have to risk your ears getting sore while ya snooze.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears
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    Promising review: "I’ve used these almost every day of quarantine to drown out the sound of upstairs neighbors. I wouldn’t compare the sound quality to other brands but the design is perfect for sleeping, exercise, cleaning, and every day wear." —Demi Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 80,000 popular reviews) 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.

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    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone.

    Promising review: "The sound is great. Talking on the phone with a mask on is no problem — the person receiving my call could hear me perfectly. They stay in just fine while driving or working. This company has great customer service." —twomoms

    Get it from Amazon $29.99 (available in five colors).

    29. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" that can bring the plants you were too distracted to take care of back from the brink of death, and then will continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days as a bonus.

    A person pushing a pellet into a potted plant
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    Promising review: "Super easy to use. I had never fed my indoor plants before but since being sheltered at home I decided to set up my care for them so I ordered this. It’s easy to put in and will hopefully help them continue to thrive!" —Abby Boulton

    Get a set of 48 from Amazon for $2.98.

    30. 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.

    A person on the screen of an Amazon Echo Show 5 on a video call with their family from the other end
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    Similar to other Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Show 5 responds to voice commands and can be synced with Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Video, and other apps and programs like Spotify, iTunes, and NPR.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my mother, brother's family and mine for Christmas. Figured it was a quick way to communicate between Michigan and Indiana where everyone is spread out over. Usage was so-so the first few months, but now it's at least once a day. Thank you for coming up with such a simple product that does so much to keep my family connected face-to-face in these times!" —mike

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    31. A white noise machine that makes a constant pfshhhhhh sound or nature sounds all night, helping mask outside noises while you're trying to work and/or your neighbor watching The Office at 3 a.m.

    A hand-sized white noise machine on a bedside table
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    This compact machine has six noise modes: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. You can either have it make the noise continuously until you shut it off, or designate it to make noise for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

    Promising review: "As we're all on COVID alert and working from home, I don't have a 'quiet space' from which to work. So I bought this to drown out the sounds of the TV and other every noises at home. Works great. Can just leave it on or switch to the time mode if using it for sleep. The sounds are pretty continuous so you can't easily identify when the loop starts over again." —db

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    32. A sunrise simulation clock to trick your human brain into thinking you're already dappled in the light of a bright, sunshiny day when you wake up, even if you're nowhere near a window.

    A sunrise alarm clock in three stages of lighting up from dim to brighter to brightest over the course of a half hour
    Amazon

    You can sync this alarm clock with an app on your phone (or with an Alexa or Google Home), and it will gradually brighten the room with red-tinted light designed to fight grogginess in the minutes leading up to your wakeup. By the time your alarm goes off, your eyes will have already adjusted to the "daylight," so you won't be as tempted to hit snooze. It also has customizable sounds to wake you up — the "Hawaiian Waves" one in a particular fave of mine.

    Promising review: "Best purchase ever! I’ve been staying with my parents since this whole COVID thing happened and my room is in the basement with no windows so it’s hard to tell what time of day it is. This has helped me get up in the mornings at my normal time." —Megan Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    33. A set of satin pillowcases that are soft on your skin and create less friction for your hair so it won't get as tangled while you sleep.

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    Promising review: "I ordered these pillowcases so that way I had something that was good for my hair and my skin especially since I'm gonna be home so much during COVID-19, and I have found them to be you really cozy and comfortable. I was able to get to different color sets so they match all of my different sheets. I think they fit my pillows really well and I'm very happy with them." —Jazzmin Bonner

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    34. A set of hypoallergenic brushed microfiber sheets so popular they've amassed over 100,000 positive reviews. They're also wrinkle- and fade-resistant, designed to be easy to put on your mattress, and are such high quality that many reviewers compare them to sheets they've bought in the past for $100 or more.

    Reviewer image of beige sheets on a bed
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    Promising review: "These sheets are absolutely divine! Soft and smooth, rich colors and stitching details that make them extra attractive. I ordered the gold set to use with my comforter that is grey with small white, black and gold details (also purchased from Amazon). The effect is quite stunning! With the 'stay at home' order in place, my bedroom has truly become my sanctuary and these sheets were the perfect touch. I also bought a grey set, thank goodness, and am sure I will buy more and recommend them to my friends. Excellent!" —Keisha T. Belmaster

    Get it from Amazon for $35.97+ (available in 12 sizes and 43 colors).

    35. 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
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    Promising review: "Oh my gosh.... of course my cat decides to go on a PEE SPREE during the COVID pandemic when we are stuck inside our home for days on end!!!!! My cat peed on my mattress, the carpet, and two couches, and since the state went on lockdown, we couldn't have a carpet/upholstery place come in to clean (and even then, they couldn't guarantee anything against CAT URINE, which they say is the worst possible stain/odor to remove). This was our only hope. Well. This worked. It WORKED, PEOPLE. I sprayed the mattress down, soaked it good, soaked a rag in the stuff and laid it on top to THOROUGHLY saturate it. Then I soaked up as much of the residual and let it air dry. and then I BURIED my face in there, punched the mattress to see if any stink 'poofed' up into my face ... and nope. Only the wonderful bubble-gum type scent of this spray was left. So I'm totally happy." —AmazonReviewerJen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    36. A sleep-focused essential oils blend made with chamomile, sage, and lavender to help soothe anxiety and reduce stress before bedtime.

    Reviewer holding a bottle of "Dream" essential oil blend
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    Promising review: "This works and helps with sleep!!!! I’ve been using this for awhile and during quarantine, for some reason, I couldn’t get a good night's rest. I have anxiety sometimes and can’t really sleep. I tried this oil and put two drops on my pillow and couple mins later, I’m deeply asleep😭 and it smells nice! I usually don’t like the smell of lavender, but it’s mixed with other scents so it isn’t too bad. I don’t use it all the time, but this does wonders." —DP

    *Another* promising review: "This product is maybe the best product I have ever used. I have been having sleeping issues for the past month and a half. Ever since the quarantine I've been very anxious, frustrated, have anxiety. I came across this product and wanted to give it a try. OMG this product is amazing. I have been able to sleep and relax. It keeps me calm and serene. The blends are amazing and I would highly recommend this to anyone. My mom and sister loved it as well so we recently ordered 10 bottles between us three. This product was a lifesaver for me, I hope it will help you too. Highly recommended it helped me hopefully you too." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    Psst — if you don't have a diffuser, you can get a popular, well-reviewed essential oil diffuser on Amazon for $14.99.

    37. A pair of high-waisted performance leggings that stay the heck put, whether you're doing squats with an Instagram Live workout or contorting your whole human self under the couch to find computer charger.

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    Promising review: "I love it! Going to order more. Fits my body so well. Perfect for quarantine or working out, fits exactly as described." —Strauss Designs

    Get a pair from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 26 colors and sizes XS-XXXL).

    38. A ventilated laptop stand you can prop on a table or a desk to make it more WFH-friendly. This makes your laptop screen eye-level to reduce neck and shoulder strain, and gives your laptop fan space to breathe so it doesn't overheat.

    A laptop resting on the stand on a desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was recommended in an article about handling working from home during this COVID-19 stay-at-home requirement — since workspaces at home aren't as ergonomic as at work when it comes to 8-hour work days. It is SO worth it! It's incredibly sturdy. The laptop is now placed at a perfect angle. I bought a wireless keyboard which I can use with my laptop when the laptop is in the stand — and then at the end of my workday, I just slide my wireless keyboard under the laptop in the space created by the stand, and I regain that bit of space on my table. I love it. Add in the brushed silvery tone, and it has been a great investment for me." —Joe Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    39. A soft silicone ear-saver and mask-extender that works overtime on comfort — 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
    Amazon

    An easy hack, of course, is to tie the elastic strings, but sometimes that makes it too small! Plus this silicone ear-saver is anti-slip to keep it locked in place, and designed not to get tangled in hair.

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this worked great for kids' masks, especially since sizing for kids' faces is all over the place and difficult to measure out when you're buying masks online!

    Promising review: "Works great! My mask stays put. I have a small face. Every mask I wear falls down and doesn't cover my nose. I've had people stop me and ask where they could could buy the strap extenders." —T. Panzek

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight different color combos).

    40. 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
    Athleta

    Athleta is also donating 100,000 nonmedical masks to a major healthcare organization.

    Promising review: "I own several face masks like most of us. But these are by far the most comfortable and practical masks I own. They expand just enough in front of the mouth to allow breathing without the darn mask getting sucked into the mouth. The loop material and shape make it easy to quickly put mask on and can be adjusted to fit varying sizes of face. The material is lightweight and breathable but also double layered and thick enough and cover both nose and mouth to provide a sense of security, but not too bulky either. I use them for errand running, office and exercise as they are the best for all activities. I'm buying more and I'm getting them as gifts for friends and family. Good job Athleta." —Alexis

    Type Of Fit: Adjustable elastic ear straps

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Polyester/spandex with cotton liner

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get a five-pack from Athleta for $30.

    41. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook that works the same way all their products do — you can write on its pages the way you would a regular notebook, upload the page onto your devices, and wipe the notebook clean with water to use all over again.

    A model writing in the planner page of a Rocket notebook
    Amazon

    This notebook includes lined and grid pages in addition to planner, calendar, and brainstorming pages, so it pretty much covers any of your WFH needs.

    Promising review: "Loving using less paper. Got this product when transitioning to work from home. I am a math teacher and was using a lot of paper to write notes and to do lists, show students how to do problems, etc. This is amazing. Thinking about getting a class set for next year." —Alecia Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $37+ (available in eight colors).

    42. 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
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm not washing my hair as often as I should be during quarantine, and after a while my scalp started getting dandruff/flaking skin and was itching. No matter how much I scrubbed the shampoo in with my fingers, my hair still felt oily after showers. I got this and I noticed a BIG difference in my hair after using it. This felt AMAZING while scrubbing my scalp to work the shampoo in (at first I was afraid it wouldn't get to my scalp through my hair or would pull my hair out but neither of those happened) and once my hair dried, I noticed that it wasn't oily at all and my roots were superrr soft. I'm going to recommend this to everyone I know!" —Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    43. 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.

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    People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! A heads up that many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

    Promising review: "As a healthcare worker during COVID-19, the increased mask wear has both myself and my partner breaking out. This has been a welcome addition to our routine. Thanks for having a product that actually works!" —Brytnee

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    44. A contoured sleep mask designed to alleviate pressure from your eyes and plunge you into total delicious darkness, while staying put on your head without any Velcro snagging in your hair.

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    Promising review: "I don’t require complete darkness when I sleep, so I hadn’t thought I’d ever want a sleep mask. Then 2020 happened! The pandemic and its associated anxiety have messed up my sleep in a major way. I often get to sleep just fine but wake up later unable to get back to sleep. I’ve decreased caffeine, established a regular bedtime, avoided screens hours before bed, and tried melatonin. I guess it’s all mental for me, but when I wake up like that, heart racing and sweaty, and I can’t see anything — no clocks or moonlight, no dozing form of my beloved next to me, no cat demon staring at the foot of the bed—I tend to settle down easier. It’s like wearing the mask reminds me I’m supposed to shut my eyes and sleep. And I usually do, right until the alarm goes off. I like the molded cups around the eyes. A flat mask would make me feel like I’m rubbing off all my eye cream and lash serum through the night. I have not washed this mask yet, but I think it’ll hold up just fine gently hand washing it. The adjustable band is soft and doesn’t slip out of place. If you’re on the fence about trying a sleep mask, you might as well get a really nice one! Give this a try, especially if you have anxiety like I described." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    45. 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.

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    This bb also comes with a no-leak lid and the ability to infuse your water with fruit to jazz things up, if that's your speed.

    Promising review: "Bought this water bottle for my dad since he’s delivery personnel and has to work during this pandemic. Needed a water bottle that latched and unlatched so he doesn’t have to touch the spout and get it dirty — he loves it and uses it all the time!" —Joselyn Sanchez

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in two colors).

    46. A vitamin C-based face serum for brighter, firmer skin, which some of us might be in the market for now that we're spending a little less time outdoors and a little *more* time circling Netflix's drain in the dry air of our bedrooms.

    Reviewer image of day one face and their face after two weeks, with more of an even tone and refresh
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Since COVID, I have been staying at home and my skin has gotten a little dryer. I think the dry air in my home, not getting up and putting on makeup, moisturizer, serum, etc. took its toll. So, I'm going back to putting time into taking care of my skin. So, I began using this product along with a vitamin c cleanser and bam, back to pre-COVID glow. I hope that if you buy it that it works for you as well." —Indy Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    47. A conditioning and healing castor oil full of vitamins and fatty-acids that won't just strengthen weak hair, but will help you maintain hair health over time. Reviewers mention seeing improvements in growth and strength within a week, with noticeable results within a few months.

    amazon.com

    FWIW, it also helps condition and strengthen eyelashes, eyebrows, and skin, so it really just shows up for you no matter what the task.

    Promising review: "Love this product! I’ve been using it for a few weeks and I’ve already seen growth in my hair. My hair has seemed to be growing very slowly due to me always bleaching it and then going back to dark hair. With this quarantine, I’ve decided to work on getting it to be healthy again! This product has helped so much. All I do is every other day, apply a little more than a quarter sized dot in my hands rub them together and then apply onto my roots. Whatever is leftover I’ll drag it onto my ends. I then tie my hair up into a bun and do my workout or nothing for an hour (haha) and shower as usual. Right after showering I noticed my hair actually had a shine to it and felt a lot smoother than normal. The smell definitely isn’t pleasant and I would not recommend putting this on and then doing errands. Side note: I also used this on my eyelashes to prepare them for my lash extensions and I’ve also seen growth as well! I put a little drop on my finger tip and then put that onto my little disposable mascara wands I bought on here. Overall very pleased and excited to continue using." —Laura Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    48. A set of 50,000 (!!) highly popular, 100% biodegradable water beads that are basically microscopic when they arrive, but expand into small, bouncy jelly-like balls when exposed to water. People love them for at-home spa treatments, for fun games with kids, for making stress balls, for home decorating — the word is your water bead oyster.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Quarantine made me do it but I’m not sorry. Don’t bother buying the expensive name brand Orbeez — these are essentially the same and work great. My kids LOVE these! A million uses and great for all ages of kids (except for babies). We have filled up a huge bin and used cups to scoop and play. We have put them in the water table outside. We have used a funnel to fill up balloons and make homemade squishy stress balls. We have made foot spas. We have talked about filling a baby wading pool and lounging, but I’m not willing to buy enough. 😂TIPS — a small amount of these goes a LONG way. About half the beads in this container will fill up half of a Rubbermaid garage storage tub. Just pour them into your container with a large amount of water and wait, wait, wait. Did I mention WAIT — It will take ONE TO TWO DAYS for them to fully expand, so plan ahead!!! We’ve gotten hours of fun and I’ve also heard they’re good for gardens, so you can dispose of them there when you’re done (though you might want to do your own research on that one!)" —Deeber

    Get a set of 50,000 from Amazon for $7.99.

    49. A five-pack of wedgie-proof cotton underwear with a wide, stretchy waistband, because all the comfy clothes in the world won't mean a darn thing if your undies are bugging you.

    Someone wearing a pair of underwear with full coverage from two angles, the front and the rear
    Amazon

    I own these, which is why I can very confidently vouch for the "wedgie-proof"-ness of them. They are snug and comfy and truly don't budge, even though I am a very sqiurm-y and change positions on the couch every eight minutes. These are also phenomenal for running and at-home workouts, if you're looking for undies that will stay in place for those, too! The lining is thin enough that you can barely see them under leggings.

    Promising review: "They look so huge and unattractive but my goodness are they comfortable. After I got over the fact I’m at the age now where I feel comfortable buying huge granny panties I put them on and all that changed sis. These are the most comfortable underwear my big booty has ever been in. They come up to the belly button and do not feel tight around the band or in between my legs. These are perfect for period panties or if you’re just wanting comfort while sitting at home during covid19. Once you stop feeling bad about being in granny panties your mind and body will be freed. Just put them on and relax. 😂 They are really comfortable and freeing. The material is incredible." —breeze

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in seven color combos and sizes S-5XL).

    50. 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
    amazon.com

    You can either use this with your phone mounted just under the light for FaceTime or TikTok, or if you're calling or filming from a laptop, you can set up the tripod or the light on your desk behind the screen. Boom, fancy lighting.

    Promising review: "I’ve been having to work from home. During this time, I’m in front of my computer doing WebEx calls and Teams. Having to present and talk in front of 20-50+ people. This light is AWESOME! My team even asked what I did and then made their purchase right away!" —Anna Chouinard

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    51. A face mask freshening spray for the ones you've sanitized or put through the wash that may still have lingering sweat smells. TBH, these are also just soothing scents to have in your nose while you're running errands in a socially distanced world in general.

    face mask sprays in scents called "bliss," "breathe," "clear mind," "calm," and "lavender"
    Pie Town Soap Co./Etsy

    Pie Town Soap Co. is an Arizona-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in handmade soaps and aromatherapy. You can get the spray in Breathe, Shield, Calm, Good Mood, Lavender, Sundew, Clear Mind, and Bliss.

    Promising review: "The face mask sprays were a big hit in our small town hospital! Thank you for making wearing a mask for 12 hours better! They sprays smell wonderful!" —Cathy Smith

    Get it from Pie Town Soap Co. on Etsy for $7.50+ (available in seven scents and two sizes).

    52. A set of super comfy wax ear plugs that mold to the shape of your inner ear like putty, in case you don't like listening to music during work but still want a way to block out distracting noise while you work from home.

    amazon.com

    TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They're like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other earplugs.

    Promising review: "I adjusted to my BF's sleep schedule when I moved in to quarantine with him, but his housemates stay up later. I found out that I'm incapable of falling asleep if I can make out language: words or parts of words of what someone's saying. Doesn't matter if they're being reasonably quiet, the door is so thin I can't stand it. I swear when I put these in it's like I can only hear my own body." —Lin

    Get a pack of six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.

    53. Essence's Lash Princess mascara for instant length so effective, it will make your eyelashes look like they could take flight (while still looking natural enough that they won't be mistaken for falsies).

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    Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 35,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

    Promising review: "Love this. Haven’t been able to get my lashes done since Covid. Not sure I’ll ever go back to it. This is great and the price is unreal." —Erin Underwood

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    54. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This projector has been an amazing addition to our quarantine life at home. Who needs the movies when you have this. The volume is actually really good and the Wi-Fi is helpful. We hook up our Direct TV, Fire Stick, etc, and it all works great with great picture! We’ve been having a blast moving the movies home." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $117.74 (clip the $30 off coupon on the product page for this price).

    55. A dual hair dryer and brush to dry your hair as you style it, cutting your prep time in half and giving your locks an incredible amount of volume and shine.

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    Promising review: "I was trying not to get my hopes up based on all the positive reviews, but holy moly, this dryer brush is amazing! I feel like I’ve missed out on years of great hair up until now. I have long, fine hair that needs some extra help to get more volume. I’ve typically relied on volumizing dry shampoo and not washing every day to do that — which has helped a lot but felt like I was missing a step when drying my hair. I could never manage the professional-looking blowout...until now! I even have setting curlers and am using Boldify spray. It is easy to use, even on my first try. The settings are easy to access, and no worries about hitting the switch because you twist instead. It dries fast and isn’t too loud. I love it and will be using it from now on!" —Lacey Dias

    Get it from Amazon for $41.88+ (available in three styles).

    56. A foaming bubble bath with epsom salts to help relieve aching muscles and chamomile essential oils to help relax your (justifiably) tired brain.

    Reviewer image of foamy bath tub
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love using Dr. Teal's for all my epsom bubble bath needs. The eucalyptus spearmint scent is amazing! It's very soothing. I love that I can buy this from Amazon for the same price as big box stores without having to leave the house. In this pandemic, I'll take all the convenience I can get." —Janine

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65 (available in four scents).

    57. 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.

    Firefly Feeling Bright/Etsy

    Firefly Feeling Bright is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in artisanal jewelry.

    Promising review: "Nice quality, good chain length and fun colors! Glad I purchased two (one for my home and one I keep in my car)." —dianecely

    Get it from Firefly Feeling Bright on Etsy for $7 (psst — this shop offers ✨free shipping!✨).

    58. 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.

    Amazon

    It comes equipped with Amazon FreeTime, which lets parents set controls for kids to access 20,000 different apps, games, books, videos, audiobooks, and educational content from PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, and Disney — including shows and movies you can download straight from Disney+.

    Promising review: "We bought these for quarantine and they have been super helpful. There are so many options as far as videos, games and books. I’m very impressed with the amount of learning apps and books available. I have a 2- and 4-year-old and both children are benefiting from it. Battery life is good as well AND it charges quickly! There are also games available offline, which is great for car rides. We have the Disney+ app and you can download movies to watch offline as well. I was contemplating getting a newer version before I bought these but I’m glad I didn’t because these are just perfect and so was the price." —amy rose

    *Another* promising review: "I got this for my 5-year-old daughter. I love this product. The preset items are perfect for her. She is able to watch all the shows and clips that she loves. Everything is age appropriate and I don't have to worry about her getting into the internet. There are also audio books. She loves Junie B. Jones and already knew about her books from kindergarten. I would highly recommend this. Now that we are in quarantine, I can also download her school programs and she is not taking up my laptop or phone." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in five colors).

    Me @ that pack of cotton granny panties I've been living in since April:

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