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    45 Things Under $20 People Are Swearing By In Quarantine

    Whether it's work from home, workout from home, or work on your Netflix queue from home, these products have got your back.

    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 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.


    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 $14.97 (available in 10 colors).

    2. 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

    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.

    3. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so you and your roommate can both be on a Skype call without hearing each other's coworkers echoing in the distance.

    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 $8.57 (available in two colors).

    4. A time-marked water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated during the hot summer days, which is especially important when your off you're usual schedule — it's even easier to feel anxious or tired, and being dehydrated can def make it even worse.

    This bb also comes with a no-leak lid and the ability to infuse your water with fruit to jazz things up — plus a carrying strap, so you can take it on your midday walks away from your desk!

    Promising review: "Was drinking less water since working from home. Super excited that it was leakproof! I love the accountability!" —Amy J.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in four colors).

    5. 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.

    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.

    6. An adorably encouraging daily planner 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 — a perfect solution for anyone who likes a little structure in their schedule, but not *too* much.

    A blank page of the planner

    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 $10.99.

    7. A cooling towel that gets chilly when you soak it in water and wring it out — a godsend for when you're looking for quick ways to cool down now that you're spending more time in the backyard or doing stuffy basement workouts.

    A model wringing out the towel

    It also keeps its chill for hours and will immediately get chilly again when you soak it in water and repeat the process.

    Promising review: "Stuck at home and your neglected exercise equipment is staring you down? So you hop on and realize you sweat buckets? You need a gym towel. Not one of your bath towels. These are designed to wick moisture away and easily drape over your neck to keep it handy. This four pack is great because each is a different color. So each family member you are are quarantined with can have their own and you don't have to worry about accidentally picking up someone else's gross sweaty towel." —Enealio

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A pair of very popular, absurdly cozy joggers you can stay comfy in at home without overheating in the summer months.

    A model in black cuffed joggers

    Promising review: "These are SUPER soft. They are very thin so don’t buy them for warmth. They’re perfect for lounging around the house and working from home. I’m getting another pair since all of us with office jobs are stuck at home right now and we may as well live it up and be comfortable AF while working." —Lindsey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in women's sizes S-3X and 35 colors and prints).

    9. A delightfully bendy desk lamp that not only charges right up with a USB cord, but will also serve as a port to charge your phone. Behold this glorious intersection of style and function!

    A white desk lamp with a sloped bending stand

    It also comes with three different brightness settings, so you can adjust it as the light in your space changes throughout the day.

    Promising review: "Great little desk lamp. I needed something basic and affordable to add to my desk since I’m working from home. The lamp is bright and has three levels of light settings to access by pushing the on/off button. The USB port is convenient." —K. Otero

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).

    10. A "because social distancing" wineglass so cute customizable that you can get it in dozens of colors, including glittery ones ✨.

    The wine glass with black print letters
    Red Line Designs/Etsy

    Red Line Designs is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in handmade vinyl gifts like wine glasses, ring dishes, and custom decals.

    Promising review: "Bought these glasses for myself and some family members for quarantine and everyone loved them! They’re the perfect size for wine or a mixed drink." —Emily Sneade

    Get it from Red Line Designs on Etsy for $7.99+ (available in 35 colors, with optional personalization).

    11. A pair of high-waisted biker shorts that are the true MVP — not only will they prevent thigh chafing during your long socially-distanced walks, but they come with deep pockets.

    Also, I bought a pair of these a few weeks ago for at-home workouts and runs around my neighborhood, and I love them so much that I may never wear real pants again. They're compressive, comfy, and wash really well.

    Promising review: "I love these shorts. They are my stay-at-home everything shorts right now. They are comfortable and soft, being cotton spandex not Lycra spandex. They still have decent hold but not compression. The side pockets are perfect for my phone." —Tara C.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 15 styles and sizes XS-3XL).

    12. A popular set of tangle-free jump rope cables you can adjust the length on for your perfect fit for your at-home workouts, with comfy handles designed not to slip out of your hands.

    A reviewer holding the handles of the jump rope

    Psst — try Toni Mitchell's ten-minute jump rope workout if you're looking for some inspo!

    Promising review: "I needed some exercise equipment do to the COVID-19 quarantine, and this was the perfect addition to my workout room! It came with two sets of jump ropes (red and blue) that have lengthy cables. The jump rope handles are easy to grip and are made out of a soft material that does not make your hands sore after jumping for 10 minutes. Overall, I am satisfied with these jump ropes! Perfect for me and a partner." —Joes Page

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A mug warmer that'll keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it, because for some reason coffee slips into the time-space-WFH continuum when you're drinking it from your couch.

    A mug of coffee on top of the black mug warmer pad

    Promising review: "I am currently working from home and I make tea at every hour of every day. I used to own a Mr. Coffee and had lost it during transition of moving so I HAD to get another one. I’m so glad that I did because now my tea stays warm throughout work. There is no adjustment to high and low but I prefer things simple. You just switch it on and it stays on. The plate gets pretty hot which makes my cup hot at the bottom. No issue for me because I don’t have children. I prefer warm tea over piping hot or freezing cold. This little device is my best friend and it’s great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a 'just right' cup of anything." —Cecy R.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    14. A set of popular wickaway sweatbands to stop the sweat from stinging your eyes (or worse, from leaking sunscreen into your eyes), perfect for anyone who's taken up running in quarantine.,

    Promising review: "Works well. I've been doing lots of home workouts during COVID times, and even with all my jumps the headband stays in place. I feel like I don't sweat much during the 40 min workouts, but upon removing my headband, it is absolutely drenched. So it does well in keeping sweat off my face. For the price I paid, the amount of headbands I received, and the nice colors — I am impressed. They are also comfortable to wear." —Amy Ross

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $18.99.

    15. A copy of The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions that's perfect for any stage of life, if you're looking for something structured and soothing to do that will also help you preserve your favorite memories.

    The cover of "The Book of Myself: A Do-It-Yourself Autobiography in 201 Questions," by Carl and David Marshall

    Promising review: "In the middle of a quarantine when time is plentiful, this book provided entertainment for myself and my family. Many memories were relived and it leaves behind a legacy for others. Loved it!!" —Chrissy88

    Get it from Amazon for $12.72.

    16. A five-pack of Old Navy face masks you can get in 20 different ~aesthetics~, whether theirs is "Blues," "Brights," or even something called "Medium Americana."

    Old Navy

    Promising review: "Bought these as extras. Super comfortable and I throw them in the wash after each use. They open up and cover nose to chin. Bought them in colors my husband would use as well. Good purchase." —Old Navy Customer

    Type Of Fit: Adjustable elastic ear straps

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Cotton

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get a five-pack from Old Navy for $12.50 (available in 20 varieties).

    17. A rock painting kit for both kids and adults — this is not only great for getting your eyeballs off of your screens for a little while, but a fun opportunity to leave happy little rocks around your neighborhood with sweet messages for anyone passing by ❤️.


    So a bunch of kids in my neighborhood have been doing this since quarantine started and leaving these rocks on the path in the woods behind the houses, and it makes my human day every time I see them. They keep swapping them out every few weeks and inviting other people to leave their own, and it's become this very sweet, socially-distanced pick-me-up for everyone in the area.

    Each kit comes with 10 rocks, eight colors of waterproof paint, a paint brush, rock transfer designs, and tracking stickers.

    Promising review: "This is the cutest thing to come out of quarantine. I made the most adorable lady bug, and now I have a weird emotional attachment to her. I might be in love with a rock that I painted. Her name is Daisy, I tell her about my day when anything happens. Like when someone walks past my house on their daily walk or when they gave me the wrong drink at dunkin donuts but i didn't say anything because essential workers are trying their best and i would never want to blame or upset them. She is a great listener. Luv u Daisy <3" —Cindy Mackey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.83 (available in three versions).

    18. 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 — particularly helpful in the summer, when the AC is no match for your sweat.


    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 $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

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

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

    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. You can check out my full review of these underpants for more deets.

    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 COVID-19. 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 9.99+ (available in seven color combos and sizes S-5XL).

    20. 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

    I sincerely wish we had before and after pictures, but my mom's clinically dead plant whose withered leaves were actively dropping onto the kitchen counter came back to life from two of these spikes in like, three days. I truly thought it was a different plant. It looks like such a happy lil' green bb now.

    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 24 from Amazon for $2.99.

    21. A socially-distanced birthday card to give your friends a much-needed laugh on their big day.

    A card that says &quot;Only the finest alcohol for your birthday&quot; with a bottle of hand sanitizer from a made up brand called &quot;Turnup&quot;

    Kaleidadope is a Washington, D.C.-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in cards, art prints, and gifts inspired by color and culture.

    Promising review: "This card arrived quickly — great quality and made for a good birthday laugh to send via mail! —scskuster

    Get it from Kaleidadope on Etsy for $5.50.

    22. A phone holder that'll make it a heck of a lot easier to take long hands-free FaceTimes, or just keep tabs on your texts or other news coming in during the day as you work on your laptop.


    Psst — you can prop your phone up on it vertically or horizontally, depending on what you're using it for.

    Promising review: "I bought this for all of the Zoom meetings I was conducting at home. It works great! It’s very sturdy and allows me a good angle when speaking to clients. Would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A set of fairy lights you can use to add some whimsy to a space you might be getting a little tired of by now.

    A long string of fairy lights draped over a window curtain

    It comes with eight different light modes, including a *twinkle* mode, with a controller attached to the lights so you can easily switch between them.

    Promising review: "OK, so it's quarantine time. Life is a bit grim. You want a little bit more light in your sphere, so you see these, and you think, maybe. Well, I'm here to turn your 'maybe' into a 'yes.' Not only do these lights add a bit more illumination to a bedroom that's quite dark, but they're just so magical and fairy-like. They infuse a little bit of joy into my world that I really appreciate. I have beams going across my ceiling, so I ended up stringing them across the whole room. I also appreciate that the remote (which is another warning part of the actual strand of lights) has various settings depending on your mood. I usually opt for the stable one, but these offer several modes. ENJOY!" —Tess

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    24. A "quarantined vibes" candle so cute it'll cover all your miscellaneous gifting needs (including a gift for you, yourself, and you).

    A white candle that says &quot;quarantined vibes&quot;
    The Candle Market/Etsy

    The Candle Market is a California-based Etsy stop established in 2020 that specializes in themed candles with minimalist aesthetics.

    This candle smells like fig, rain, and bamboo.

    Promising review: "We received the candle as a gift and loved it so much we sent 9 of them out to friends and family. Candle smells great and looks classy with the minimalistic label. A+ retailer, provided great customer service and quick shipping. Would definitely recommend and buy again." —Steve Turso

    Get it from The Candle Market on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in three sizes).

    25. 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 quarantine candles without worrying about the flame being able to reach the wicks.

    A reviewer lighting a candle with the lighter

    Promising review: "Since we are all staying 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 $16.99.

    26. 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

    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 $10.99 (available in 12 prints).

    27. Or a roll of reusable bamboo paper towels designed to replace six whole human months of them, since each one is washable and reusable up to 120 (!!) times.

    A person washing a mini watermelon suspended on a bamboo paper towel, demonstrating its durability

    Promising review: "These have been a great addition to our lives during quarantine. We have effectively phased out disposable paper towels for the most part because of these, and have overall saved a good bit of money." —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    28. A fast-acting carpet-spot removing spray that works like a charm on all those extra spaghetti sauce and wine stains on the floor, now that the couch has started doubling as a table.

    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 $13.65.

    29. A pair of elastic yoga socks with grippers at the bottom that are so soft, durable, and breathable that whoops, they'll replace your slippers and shoes for good.

    A reviewer image of feet wearing the gray socks with two crossover elastic straps on the top of the foot

    Promising review: "I can’t take these off. Comfortable, great tread. Being in the house all day with coronavirus quarantine these are my go-to footwear every day." —Denise M. Burns

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five color combinations).

    30. A mini waffle maker versatile enough to do way more than its main job — if you're waffling on the waffles, you can also use it for hash browns, paninis, biscuits, and even (gasp) PIZZA. If you can dream it, you can mini waffle it.

    An open mini waffle maker with a fully cooked heart-shaped waffle inside

    Promising review: "I am not a good cook, I’ll admit. I’m one of those 'burn a salad' kind of girls. In quarantine I’ve decided to expand my horizons and try new ways to make food. Outside of my air fryer this is the best product I own. One can figure out how to work it with no instructions (ask me how I know) and it cooks waffles PERFECTLY every time. I was so thrilled with the way my food came out I tried it again to ensure it wasn’t a fluke and guess what — it's not! At the price point I know what all my family and friends are getting for Christmas! Easy to use and clean and store. I would recommend this to everyone." —Danielle

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in red and nine other non-heart-shaped colors).

    31. 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.

    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 $12.55 (available in various sizes and sets).

    32. Or a set of reusable produce-saving bags for those larger grocery hauls where you have a lot more greens to protect.

    A produce saving bag with peppers inside of it

    Promising review: "Now that we are in the COVID-19 pandemic and supplies are harder to get, I have gone back to using these GreenBags to keep my produce fresh longer. They definitely help keep food fresh longer." —Lyn

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four sizes).

    33. The Drinking Animals Coloring Book, which will take you on a *delightful* journey of animals doing just that. Can I get anyone a Llamarita?

    The cover of the coloring book, which has a llama drinking a cocktail

    Promising review: "I've taken up some silly hobbies while in quarantine. Coloring has been one of them. I love each picture these are so cute and fun. I didn't realize that there were actual ingredients in the book so that was an added surprise. I like the book. It's a two-in-one." —Taylor Rutledge

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97.

    34. A stability ball to help you delve into a whole range of exercises and activate muscles you'd usually only engage with machines at the gym.

    A purple stability ball

    TBH, a lot of people find that this is a good chair for working from home to help with posture and back pain!

    Promising review: "I purchased this ball since my gym is closed due to the COVID-19 virus. It is wonderful. Using it for sit-ups, push-ups, and leg work. It is very sturdy and was easy to blow up. I would recommend." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $14.99 (available in three sizes).

    (Psst — the 55 cm ball is recommended for heights 5-foot to 5-foot-5, the 65 cm ball for heights 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-11, and the 75 cm ball for heights 6-foot to 6-foot-5.)

    35. 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

    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 (available in 13 styles).

    36. A collapsible microwave popcorn maker that doubles as a serving bowl, so you can make yourself popcorn so warm and salty that your Friday movie nights will feel like you're smack dab in the middle of a theater.

    All you have to do is add generic kernels + whatever oils or butters you feel in your heart, and you'll be raring to go.

    Promising review: "Looks weird, feels even weirder. But can it make popcorn? Oh, my, YES! With everyone hunkering in place because of COVID-19, we really need home movie night — complete with popcorn and refreshments! And this little popcorn maker helps to make it so very pleasant." —Edward S.

    Psst — if you're looking for way to add some pizzazz to your snack, check out BuzzFeed's ideas for flavoring popcorn!

    Get it from Amazon for $15.90 (available in 16 other colors).

    37. 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

    I've owned one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years, and especially love it during quarantine — 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 $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    38. 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

    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 two to three 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 $14.70.

    39. An avocado slicer that'll more than earn its keep, especially since "meatless Mondays" and "wheat-less Wednesdays" are making us more creative with our quarantine cooking.

    This three-in-one tool can split an avocado with its pointy tip, remove the pit with its center, and make perfectly even slices with the bottom — a much safer alternative to using a regular knife and potential falling prey to the dreaded "avocado hand."

    Promising review: "I'm a millennial and can't live without my avocado toast a few times weekly. Thank goodness for this little gadget that is literally getting me through this quarantine. #bravocado!" —Alissa Nemnich

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    40. A set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place once and for all, so you can finally get the peaceful, untangled sleep you deserve every night.

    Promising review: "Recently, thanks to COVID-19, I visited my parents and ended up staying with them to shelter in place. The guest bedroom is small with 2 beds. Mine is up against a wall. The sheets I bought pop off all the time. Drives me insane in normal circumstances, but when the bed is against a wall, it's so much worse. So far, these have been exactly what I needed." —Dee Fields

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    41. 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

    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).

    42. 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

    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 $19.97.

    43. A sleek digital food scale – it measures in grams and ounces, so you can get the *chef's kiss* perfect amount of ingredients all your banana bread recipes call for.

    A slim silver food scale about the size of a large human hand

    Promising review: "During COVID-19 stay-at-home everyone is baking! I needed the scale for measuring bread ingredients. Trying to make sourdough, which is proving more challenging than I had hoped, but the scale really helps. It came sooner than I expected and it is really easy to use! Came with an extra battery which is helpful, assuming I can find it when I need it!" —Carol Wilsey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

    44. A thin, waterproof desk pad you can use as a mouse pad, a writing surface, or just a chic way to tie the chaos of your desk together.

    A model typing at their desk with the mat under their laptop and accessories

    Psst — they're also reversible, so you get two colors in one!

    Promising review: "I bought the grey/orange (really peachy not orange) pad for my desk. It's great, it's super thin, works well with my wireless mouse and I can use it as a writing pad under my paperwork. I don't love working from home but this makes it just a little bit easier." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in eight styles).

    45. A T-shirt with billowy short sleeves cozy enough to feel like you're wearing pajamas but stylish enough to feel like "real clothes" (if that's even a thing anymore).,

    Promising review: "With everything going on in the world, I have been on a search for the softest and coziest clothes I can find. This tee def fits the bill. Very nice material that is just thick enough to be provide coverage (not see thru at all). It also doesn't wrinkle or shrink which is important to me. Have washed a couple of times and no snagging either. I like to wear it with a cardigan on Zoom calls for work. The blue is such a pretty color." —Kiss and Makeup by Maya

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors and sizes XS-XXL).

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