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    38 Useful Things You’ll Probably Want If You Identify As An Overachiever

    Clear planner page, full pack of caffeinated gum, can't lose.

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    1. An adorably encouraging daily planner you can fill out throughout the course of each day to supplement your monthly planner. This lets you keep yourself on track for all your calls, goals, and even your water intake without overcrowding your actual calendar — plus, it rips off so you can take just the one page with you when you're on the move.

    A blank page of the planner

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

    Promising review: "You can stop scrolling around looking for the perfect planner because this one is absolutely PERFECT. Really helps manage my time and keeping track of things all across the board. I also appreciate the positivity it exudes. Starts my day off just right!! I'll definitely be ordering more." —Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed for planners and journals, so you can — gasp — color code your tasks, putting a fun twist on them that makes it all the more motivational 🌈.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors

    Perhaps most importantly for anyone out there planning to go full Leslie Knope on these is that they're designed not to bleed through thin pages!

    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 $7.99.

    3. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That 3 p.m. slump when you sometimes feel like you have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I work from home and get easily distracted but this gum gives me the energy and focus that I need to get going. The caffeine is from natural green tea which I like. I get also get my daily dose of vitamin B-12." —Christine Nguyen

    Get a nine-pack with six pieces of gum each from Amazon for $21 (available in Mint and Cinnamon).

    You can read BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Suazo's full review of NeuroGum for more deets!

    4. A mug warmer that'll keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it, because with the mountain of tasks on your agenda every morning "getting up to reheat the coffee" shouldn't add more.

    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 $10.99.

    5. A blue-light-blocking screen protector so effective you'll never bother with blue light glasses again — especially since you may be at your computer more often than not. This comes in Mac-specific sizes and universal laptop dimensions, so you can get a perfect match.

    A computer monitor with the protector on it

    This is also designed to preserve the screen's brightness and clarity, and make sure the touch screen still works, if you happen to be using one.

    Promising review: "I have an HP 440 for work and I have been on it a lot since I am working from home. I wanted to block blue light to help me sleep at night. I have found it very helpful for this and to prevent eye strain. This protector also allows me to use the touch screen function. I did not have problems with air bubbles, but you have to apply it slowly and scrape the air bubbles as you install it. Don’t apply this in a hurry." —Katherine Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in nine sizes).

    6. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook to keep you efficient and organized no matter what your style happens to be. This notebook includes lined and grid pages in addition to planner, calendar, and brainstorming pages, so it pretty much covers any of your needs.

    A model writing in the planner page of a Rocket notebook

    It 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.

    Promising review: "I love my Rocketbook! I'm a college student who readily takes 8-12 pages of notes in each of my six classes, and this book is just what I needed to stop carrying around several 2-inch binders loaded with paper! The book is sturdy and stands up well to being crammed in a backpack with textbooks and lab gear, with a hard cover and sturdy spiral design. The app allows you to pick the destinations for your scans when uploading your notes or figures. But it also lets you search by key terms to find notes about specific topics! The clearer your handwriting is, the better, but I don't have the most neat writing myself and I have no issue using the search function. The Frixion pens are also wonderful to write with – just make sure you give them the 10-15 seconds to dry before flipping the page to avoid smudges. And if you do smudge it's okay, because you can quickly erase and rewrite any mistakes. Wiping the pages clean after I'm done uploading is also very easy, and gives me a chance for one last review of my notes. Just use the included towel and a little water and it looks brand new! And now for the best part – environmental consciousness! This book has already saved me from going through REAMS of paper in the month that I've been using it. I also didn't have to buy the binders and dividers that go along with my old organizational style. Every little act of sustainability helps, and the Rocketbook's reusability makes it a much more impactful buy. Get this notebook!" –Amazon Customer

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

    7. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can channel your energy and creativity during work brainstorms over Zoom and come up with your best ideas yet.

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors

    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite fidget! I’m an adult with autism and ADHD. I carry one around with me everywhere I go. It definitely assists me in staying calm/still while I’m at work. I’ve recommended it to several friends!" —KaelynnVP

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A set of handy laundry care printables so you can make every stain feel sorry it ever dared come near your clothes by scrubbing it out of existence, all without ever needing to Google.

    Two printables, one explaining laundry symbols, another explaining how to fix types of stains
    Penny & Horse/Etsy

    Penny & Horse is a UK-based Etsy shop established in 2017 that specializes in modern art prints, wall decor, and photography.

    Promising review: "These are absolutely gorgeous... and practical! I framed them in black to hang in the laundry room! Just the perfect touch." —Cynthia

    Get it from Penny & Horse on Etsy for $7.52.

    9. An Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon's most popular Alexa-enabled device, because it comes equipped with a new "Work From Home" routine. You can personally tailor it to have Alexa remind you when to start your day, when to take breaks, when to eat, when to start making dinner, and — most importantly!! — when to log the heck off.

    A white circular Amazon Echo dot on a table

    You can also enable it to follow routines in general, waking you up with a personalized alarm and giving you reminders every day about tasks and calendar events. If you ask it to start your day, it'll give you the date, the current weather, the news, and even traffic on your commute. Similar to other Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Dot can be synced with Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Video, and other apps and programs like Spotify, iTunes, and NPR.

    Promising review: I have been reluctant to purchase an Echo because in my mind, it couldn't be all that helpful. How much can she really do? The answer is a LOT. Favorite features: Routines! Alexa automatically wakes me up every morning at 6 a.m. with the lamp in my room and tunes from Beyonce. What a way to start the day. What a way to start the day. Once I'm ready, I tell her to start my day and she gives me the date, weather, and major headlines from my favorite news outlet. At night, she turns off all my lights and plays thunderstorm sounds to help me sleep. Speakers: I have two Echo Dots, and linked them immediately. I love to play music while I'm cleaning around the apartment and love that I can link the speakers to play throughout the apartment. Amazon updates: When I get home, Alexa will be lit yellow and will tell me what packages were delivered that day. -Weather: Alexa tells me every day what the weather is. I haven't been caught without a jacket or umbrella since I got her." – C. Collier

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

    10. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll be able to go into ~full flow~ with all your projects without having to get up every five minutes because of the love-hate relationship with your chair.

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

    Promising review: "This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they've been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn't have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful." —CSC

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    11. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for both small and large appliances, so whether you're cooking eight dishes at once in the kitchen or hopping from laptop to tablet to phone at your desk, this bb has your back.

    A reviewer image of six chargers and two USB chargers in the lit outlet

    Promising review: "I was constantly having to unplug something in my kitchen to make room for charging my iPhone or watch or using the slow cooker or any of the other half dozen things I wanted to use at the most convenient spot in the house...the kitchen counter. My 140-year-old house has a distinct shortage of outlets in the kitchen, so this product looked like a good option. It exceeded my expectations, and has made my electronic life much simpler. Features that I love other than the excellent number of outlet options it gives are that it screws into place (so it doesn’t pull out of the outlet when you try to unplug something), the versatility of having the USB ports, and the light feature that I appreciate a stupid amount. Yeah, the light switch is right next to it on the wall, but who wants to flip on a light just to plug something in? So basically the price was great, it arrived quickly, and it looks nice. I have a cordless phone plugged in, plus an Echo Show, my Apple Watch charger, my iPad, and an iPhone plugged in, with outlets to spare. I’ll run out of counter space before I run out of outlets." —HappyCarnivore

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    12. A power scrubber brush you can attach to a DRILL (!!) that basically does all of the hard grime-busting not just easily, but effectively. A lot of reviewers commented that this tool took care of stains, hard water marks, and mold and mildew build-up that they hadn't been able to fully tackle in years — and if anyone's unwilling to give up on a shower door, it's you.

    one of the brushes attached to a drill next to a shower pane with half still fogged up and the other super clear

    Promising review: "These brushes are freaking fantastic. I tried them on a portion of my shower and bathroom floor tiles and grout. I immediately had to do the rest because it made the cleaner sections look dirty. I also tried it on the side of my fridge that is next to my stove top. It did a pretty good job there as well at removing grease and stains. The only downside is that it made me enjoy cleaning!" —Eric T. Ma

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    13. A super popular time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors to help motivate you to stay hydrated — especially important for busy humans who might otherwise forget to be getting in their sips during the day!,

    It's also BPA-free and comes equipped with a flip top lid for protection from germs and debris and a silicone, leakproof spout for easy drinking flow.

    Promising review: "I live the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9 oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 13 colors).

    14. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" that will make your houseplants the lushest greens on the whole block. Not only can they bring plants knocking at death's door back to life, but they'll continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days, making them thrive so much you'll be like, "Dang, is there a human version of this?"

    A model pressing a food spike into a plant's soil

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of the package for quantity), and approximately a month after I used these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This also worked wonders for my plants that don't flower! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became greener and healthier-looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a set of 24 from Amazon for $2.99.

    15. An at-home Old Fashioned cocktail infusion kit complete with dehydrated oranges, sweet Michigan cherries and handmade bitters-infused sugar cubes so you can not only serve good at-home cocktails for socially distanced hangs on the porch, but the *chef's kiss* kind that'll make your friends think you snuck them from a bartender.


    InBooze is a Michigan-based, Black woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in cocktail infusion kits for home and wholesale use.

    Promising review: "These are great! I got the strawberry margarita for myself and the Old Fashioned for my partner. He is a big Old Fashioned drinker, and has strong opinions about what makes a good one versus a bad one, and he was very impressed with the flavor this infused into the bourbon. Such an easy way to make more interesting drinks at home, especially now when we can’t easily go out to bars!" —Katelynn Tracey

    Get it from InBooze on Etsy for $15.

    16. A set of stackable fridge drawers so you can really go the extra mile in organizing by giving everything an exact place to belong. As an added bonus, the transparency of these is also great because it reminds you to eat your fruits + veggies before they go bad!

    reviewer's fridge with food organized in each shelf

    Promising review: "Excellent organization system! I once opened the fridge often, always looking for something I hadn't seen the last time I checked. The thing is — I often found something new because it just wasn't organized in a functional way. Now, with this system, I find what I'm looking for the first time. And when a bin is empty, I know I need to buy more of that product and just ask my smart home to add that item to my shopping list. Very grateful for the sense of calm and control that this fridge organization system has given me, and for all of the food that is no longer going bad in the back of the fridge!" —Chelsea T.

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $29.99.

    17. A home organization printable to guide you from room to room in your house, giving you an efficient and *much* less stressful way to tackle each mess in your house, one step at a time.

    PDFs of checklists for rooms like kitchen, bedroom, and laundry
    Fun On The Homestead

    Fun On The Homestead is a Michigan-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in printables for decluttering, health, pets, and organization.

    Promising review: "I really enjoy the organization behind these items! I ordered ink so I can print and laminate these! Thank you!" —Monique Powell

    Get it from Fun On The Homestead on Etsy for $2.99.

    18. An smudgeproof eyeliner stamp so you can get the perfect cat-eye on the first go — ~winging~ it is for amateurs.


    Psst — this tool is double-sided, so you can choose the thickness of your wing, and comes with two stamp pens — one for each eye!

    Promising review: "Amazon makes all things possible, even the perfect winged liner. I’m speechless. I’ve never been able to do winged liner in the 30 years I’ve walked the earth. This product is amazing, it’s seamless. Literally, it’s fool-proof. Not to mention it has great staying power, it’s very dark, and hasn’t smudged all day. I seriously wasn’t expecting to like it this much, you’ve got a customer for life!" —Taylor

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two colors and four styles).

    19. A produce-saver storage container designed to keep your greens fresh way longer, so you can buy as many fruits and veggies for all your ambitious new recipes as you want without worrying about having to use them all up in four days before they wilt.

    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 $15.14 (available in various sizes and sets).

    20. A set of adjustable desk shelves to organize your professional knickknacks and make your desk space calm enough to inspire your best work.

    A set of desk shelves in a light wood that fit several books, plants, and desk accessories

    Promising review: "Working from home I needed something to organize my work essentials so I didn’t feel like my table was just a mess of stuff. This is better than I expected. It’s cute, it makes access to what I need easier and I’m able to have things organized. Even after I’m able to go back to the office I can see use for this for many things!" —Jennifer

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have nearly 40,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can multi-task to your heart's content, whether it's listening to spooky podcasts while you clean, chatting with your BFF on a walk around the neighborhood, or doing an at-home workout without waking up all your roomies.

    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. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since it doesn't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cell phone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

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

    22. A blow-drying spray designed for faster drying, so you can cut your hair-drying time by as much as HALF. It's also heat protective and helps detangle, smooth, and soften hair, so it's working every bit as hard as you are.

    Promising review: "I am SUPER STOKED with this blow-dry spray. My hairdresser has been using this on me for years and I finally purchased it. I wish I hadn’t waited so long. It cuts my blow-dry time down by at least 40%. My hair is much smoother and healthier since I have been using. I like that it protects my hair from the heat of the blow-dryer and my flat iron. I would highly recommend!" —Roxy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    23. A mini inflatable tube guy for your desk to cheer you on all the live long day (or remind you to take a lil' dance break whenever you overwork yourself).

    A red inflatable figure on a desk

    Promising review: "OMG! I love this guy! These things large and small will ALWAYS make me laugh. My husband bought the desk version for me and I can always count on it to make me laugh. My co-workers love it too. People just stop by to turn him on for a quick pick-me-up. I would recommend getting the AC plug since batteries can run down fast. I think we should create a community of fellow air-dancer-havers and post clips of our little guys dancing to our favorite songs. Anyone in?" —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A Manifest candle to keep at your desk or by your bedside, with calming scents to ground you and a message that will help you keep your goals in sight.

    A white candle that says "Manifest" and "easily understood or recognized by the mind"
    Treatment Candle Co./Etsy

    Treatment Candle Co. is a California based, Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in all-natural and small batch soy candles.

    "Manifest" has scents of green florals, jasmine, orange blossom, cedar, and tea leaves, and burns for up to 65 hours.

    Promising review: "One of the hardest parts about ordering candles online is not being able to smell. Rest assured this MANIFEST candle is complex, relaxing and high quality. Can not wait to gift them and reorder for myself." —Nhrai Jordan

    Get it from Treatment Candle Co. on Etsy for $28.

    25. A pair of super popular high-waisted performance leggings that may be one of the few articles of clothing that can keep up with you — they're comfortable, squat-proof, and come with a pocket for your phone and a teensy *secret* pocket for your keys.,

    Promising review: "Love these! I've worn and washed them several times and they've held up without any change in how soft they are. They are also very breathable during workouts. They are very snug without pinching in uncomfortable places and the pocket is a life-changer for keeping my phone close during workouts! It is deep enough that my phone doesn't fall out even during squats, though it may shift a little." —Rhea McCullough

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

    26. A bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, so you can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to all your dishes to make them so good that everyone will be demanding to know your ~secret recipe~. Psst — if you buy one for a friend, this would also make you the Best Housewarming Gift-Giver Of All Time.

    A bottle of the honey drizzled on pizza

    Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of Mike's Hot Honey for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    27. An all-in-one measuring cube just as good at multi-tasking as you — this one compact utensil measures 19 different portions, including imperial *and* metric, and also happens to be dishwasher and microwave-safe.

    A yellow measuring cube with grooves measuring a

    Each cube measures *deep breath*: 1 cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup, ¼ cup, 2 tbsp, 1 tbsp, ½ tbsp, 1 tsp, ½ tsp, ¼ tsp, 120 mL, 80 mL, 60 mL, 30 mL, 15 mL, 7.5 mL, 5 mL, 2.5 mL, and 2 mL.

    Promising review: "First of all I gotta say, I don’t cook much and if there’s something I hate after cooking is having to wash all the bunch of utensils I have to use once I use them. This cube has been amazing, I don’t have to wash a million utensils over and over, it’s very easy to use, easy to clean and it’s very handy to use for when I’m meal-prepping for the week. I bought this out of curiosity and ended up enjoying it a lot. If a regular guy like me it’s enjoying it, I’m sure it would be a great tool for people who cooks or bakes in a regular basis." —Daniel Matajira

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. An ultra-thin power bank for phones that not only charges up to two devices on the go, but has a quicker charge, can keep a single cell phone raring to go for several days, and even comes equipped with a flashlight — all while fitting in your pocket. An essential for someone who never misses a beat (and is taking their phone for the ride).

    Black rectangular bank with ports for device chargers

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing and I’d give it 20 stars If I could!! You will NOT be disappointed! My phone was at 48% and I plugged this in and in 45 minutes it was up to 100% with plenty of charge left in the charger bank!! I plug it in at night after I use it and it’s fully recharged in a couple hours, and it has an awesome light to show you how much it’s charged. It’s flat and fits in my purse or pool bag perfectly. The quality is fantastic and better than any other bank I’ve owned!!" —shayk

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    29. A set of custom decals for mask storage you can get in a ton of different colors to match your home, so not only will you have your face masks at the ready, but you'll have a whole cleaning system in place, too.

    two black mask-shaped decals, one that says "clean," the other "dirty"
    Home Sweet Pink/Etsy

    Home Sweet Pink is a Wisconsin-based Etsy shop established in 2019 that specializes in custom home decals.

    Get a set of two from Home Sweet Pink on Etsy for $8 (available in four sizes and 17 colors).

    30. *Plus* a minimalist entryway organizer for an easy, ridiculously clever way to hang your masks so you'll never forget to take one with you on your way out the door.

    A white wall organizer with four hooks for keys

    This comes equipped with two adhesive strips, so there's no assembly required!

    Promising review: "I love this product. It’s not cheaply made and sticks to my wall great. Usually I have an issue getting stuff to stick because I have popcorn walls but this has been great and hasn’t fallen once! My keys are pretty heavy too and I can fit quite a bit of mail in it. It was definitely worth the price!!" —Savannahlovee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    31. A Squatty Potty, one of those internet-famous stools you can put at the base of your toilet to prop your feet up on while you ~go~ and get in and out of the bathroom hecka faster. I mean, if you're overachieving in all the other aspects in your life, why not this one, too?? (Especially because both you and the Squatty Potty know you can use all the extra time you can get.)

    A model sitting on the toilet with their feet propped up on the white stool underneath it

    The placement helps align your colon to make the process a whole lot easier and faster — like, 20 seconds compared to several minutes! — so you don't end up watching all of TikTok while you're waiting yourself out.

    Promising review: "I love Squatty Potty and you will too. It works like a charm. You will wonder how you got along without it all these years. Think 'Laundry Chute'! That's the best way I can explain it. You will have more time on your hands now, that you own a Squatty Potty. You go into the bathroom and you are out in seconds, not 10; 15; or 20 minutes as in the past." —campromise

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    32. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, not just digging into the roots for an even deeper clean, but also helping promote hair health and growth.

    The silicone bristles of the massager

    Plus, this makes showers feel 800 times more decadent than they have any right to be.

    Promising review: I cannot explain how good this feels when your using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt more smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!" —Romie Patel

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

    33. A set of nifty color-coded cutting mats with lil' cartoon labels so you can crush dinner prep while staying organized to a tee. These may look like humble mats, but they're equipped with a waffle back to prevent counter slippage, flexible but tough against knives, and even wash up beautifully in the dishwasher.

    Yellow, blue, red, and green mats with different food labels

    Promising review: "Oh man, do I love these. We use them heavily — usually at least one of them is used for cutting daily. They're thick, NOT easy to cut through, and really easy to clean. Once a week, I put them all in the sink with a tablespoon of bleach in the water, and ta-da — sanitized! I've had friends buy cheaper versions of these mats, but they always end up having to go back and re-purchase something else. Not with these! You'll love them!" —Lisa Gergets

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $14.99.

    34. A meal delivery from HomeChef, which will send you portioned and labeled ingredients for all kinds of meals that you can customize yourself using an app. Basically, all the satisfaction of putting your cooking skills to the test, without wasting time hunting down ingredients when you could be using it to knock stuff off your to-do list.

    salmon and rice

    You can peruse HomeChef's menu to see their current (customizable!) offerings, which include easy meals, 15-minute meals, and meals that are already oven-ready. Psst — if you don't like a recipe's protein offering, you can swap it our double it.

    Get meals from HomeChef for $6.99+ — plus, if you use the promo code BUZZFEEDHC60, you can take $15 off your first four boxes ($60 off in total).

    35. A set of super chic reusable, washable mesh bags so you can cut down on paper and plastic bag usage *and* look hecka cute while you're doing it.


    Promising review: "These are way larger than they appear. They hold so much stuff. Great colors, throw in the washer to clean. Compact and easy to carry in my purse for those shopping trips. Great value and price for a set of five." —MAKneeland

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $14.98.

    36. A gorgeous pastel paint-by-number with an intricate, time-consuming pattern to follow, but an end result so satisfyingly beautiful you'll want to frame it in the front hall.

    A water color of a single pink flower in a vase on a rustic table

    Each set comes with a detailed numbered outline, three brushes, and a set of numbered acrylic paints with extra to spare.

    Promising review: "I loved this painting! I was weird that it wouldn’t look right but it turned out perfect! Way more than enough paint! Some lighter colors you had to go over twice." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $15.79.

    37. A set of biodegradable, compostable sponges made with plant-based fibers that are hecka durable and won't scratch the surfaces of whatever you're cleaning. Why just have the cleanest kitchen when you can have the cleanest *and* most eco-friendly?

    A person using the sponge on a mug, a dirty bowl, a pot, and holding it up to show the porousness of it

    Promising review: "I have been using these for a few weeks now. These sponges have held up better than the less environmentally friendly sponges I had previously used. I haven't tried to use these in my compost pile yet, but I am looking forward to it." —Jonathon

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    38. 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 before the crack of dawn to get a jumpstart on your to-do list.

    The sunrise alarm clock in three stages of brightness

    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: "I've had this alarm clock for about a month or two now. I was having issues waking up and getting motivated to get out of bed when it was early in the morning and really cold. I had low expectations, since it was so cheap. I was hoping that it would at least keep the correct time and turn on every morning, but I have been blown away by this little thing. It reliably connects to Wi-Fi and can be controlled with your phone! It can get the time from the internet, so it never runs fast or slow. There are so many different settings to use, but I do 10 minutes of sunrise before the alarm (the shortest amount of time). By the time the alarm goes off, my room is bright enough for me to feel motivated to get up at 5:30 a.m." —Emass24

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

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