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    Jun 14, 2020

    34 Things You Can Use Every Day That'll Make A Big Difference In Your Life

    Including a split cereal bowl to prevent sogginess, anti-fog mist for glasses, and a hands-free dog leash.

    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 three-piece cosmetic organizer to keep your daily routine nice and neat, even if you own so. much. makeup. It has two large drawers, two middle drawers, two small drawers, and ~16~ top compartments — no more mornings of digging around for your favorite highlighter.

    The clear cosmetic organizer filled with makeup

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a solution to the jumbled mess of my cosmetics for quite some time and I'm so glad I waited until I saw this listed on Amazon! I'm amazed at how many items I was able to fit into this box. It holds all of my brushes and everything fits so well. The drawers hold a plethora of items and now I have no problem finding what I need. I find my stress level has subsided greatly just looking at how neatly my makeup is now. It doesn't take up much room on my vanity and overall it just plain looks great!" —Happy Nana

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    2. A large Nalgene bottle so staying hydrated is no longer a difficult quest. It holds ~32 ounces~ and has a narrow mouth opening to make it easier to stay on top of your H2O goals, including when you're on-the-go.

    BuzzFeed Shopping member holding a lavender Nalgene bottle, with a caption that it's the best
    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This water bottle is made of excellent quality; it's so durable! I love the spout as well, because it helps me drink more at a time than a smaller spout bottle. I bought this to help me drink more water throughout the day and I have been doing wonderfully! It has helped so much. A tip for someone who isn't a water drinker, and who does not want to feel like they're force-feeding themselves, label the bottle by times (ex: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., etc.) that are most convenient for your daily schedule and drink that amount of water by that time on the bottle." —Kandice

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 15 colors).

    To learn why someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team recommends this, check out "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes."

    3. Or! If you're more of a HydroFlask person, a compatible straw lid for putting an end to accidentally spilling all over yourself (wide mouth opening = disastrous). Staying hydrated shouldn't equal wet T-shirts.

    You'll get two straw lids, two straws, two separate cleaning brushes, and two separate straws.

    Promising review: "Don't waste your money on the name brand. Just get these. I live in Hawaii and we use Fifty/Fifty and HydroFlask bottles for everything. We have 10+ and use these on every one. No leaks, long straw that can be cut if needed, and the price can't be beat. The straw cleaner is a nice add-on. Comes with two of everything." —Jeremy M.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11, and get a HydroFlask for $44.95 (available in four sizes and 11 colors).

    4. A mini steam iron, because this'll take care of ~small jobs~ every day without having to break out the ironing board. Wrinkled mask? Done. Last-minute top? Taken care of. You can even take this when traveling down the road.

    Reviewer using the mini iron to iron their non-medical face masks

    Promising review: "I recently purchased a number of handmade cloth face masks. The crafter suggested using an iron to remove wrinkles and restore pleats in the masks between washes. Since I've been washing my masks after each wear, I wanted a small handy iron that would be easy to pull out and use on a daily basis, if needed. This iron has been very effective and suits the task perfectly, especially given its size and lightweight." —Katherine C.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    5. A jar of Versed cleansing balm that'll literally dissolve your day's worth of makeup and buildup, all while you enjoy its heavenly eucalyptus and clove leaf oil fragrance. Plus its light, gentle milk formula will leave your face so. darn. soft. every single time.

    Model's hand holding a jar of the cleansing balm

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the BEST makeup remover I've ever used. I use it in the morning to get any greasiness off my face and at night to take my makeup off before my cleanser. The smell is amazing and my face has never been SO soft. I think this balm is so much better than all of the 'higher-end' ones I've used. It's well worth the price because a little goes a long way. This is definitely a must-have." —DC

    Get it from Versed for $17.99.

    6. A SodaStream to help you drink all the sparkling water your fancy heart could ever desire *without* having to splurge on groceries every week. Consider this the most luxurious-feeling way to actually save money over time.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "We LOVE our SodaStream. I always thought it was only for making soda/pop, but then I realized we can make sparkling water. It ends up saving us money by not having to buy La Croix. We have started experimenting with infusing it with natural fruit flavors because I like the flavored water. My boyfriend is perfectly content with plain bubbly water. Buy two CO2 cartridges so then you have a backup if one runs out and you don't have to run out to get it filled right away." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in four colors).

    Read more about why someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team loves this in "I Use My Soda Stream Every Day To Make Sparkling Water."

    7. A gel-enhanced seat cushion so you can make your at-home desk chair *much* comfier so you don't get a backache midday (hello to everyone using a kitchen chair 💀). Reviewers say this actually also helps their posture!

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

    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 $32.95.

    8. A split cereal bowl for saying a final FAREWELL to soggy cereal — may it never haunt us again. Now you can add the milk with each bite to keep the whole darn bowl crunchy. I just may become a morning person.

    Reviewer's split cereal bowl with milk and cereal separated

    Promising review: "This product is something I didn’t know I needed. It’s like the creator crawled into my soul and found the deepest desire of my heart and then invented it. If you think I’m being dramatic, you should try soggy cereal and then eat cereal from THIS bowl. I’ll take 30 more, please, and hand them out as gifts." —Sarah F.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A rotating timer, because this'll break up your work day if you have trouble focusing for long periods of time (especially if you find the tasks at hand booooring). You can use this as part of the Pomodoro Technique — work for 25+ minutes, followed by a five-minute break.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "No joke, this timer is COOL! I never thought I’d be saying that about a timer, but it’s the truth. I bought the timer to help me focus at work. I tend to lose track of time and lose a lot of it. With this timer, all I do is flip it over to whatever time I want countdown, and then it begins to countdown. When time is up it will beep to let me know and then even count up to show me how far past I went. It’s very stylish and cool looking, and all my coworkers asked me about it. You can set the beeping to different volume levels, which is perfect for the fact that I use it at work. I highly recommend this timer for anyone who needs needs help focusing and who loses track of time." —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review for how she uses this to increase productivity and help the day go by faster in "Just 10 Things To Try In November".

    10. A bottle of Radha rosehip oil that'll require merely a few drops to tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Reviewers use this before bed every night and wake up to ✨glowing✨, healing skin! Nothing will ever get in your way of clear skin again...not on this bb's watch.

    Reviewer's before picture with acne scarring on her cheeks, and after picture with very faded scarring. There's a five-star Amazon caption on top that says, "Just wow."

    Promising review: "This stuff is life-changing! I have incredibly oily skin that is acne-prone. Although it seems counterintuitive to put oil on my oily skin, it does wonders for keeping my skin clear and refreshed and gives it a healthy glow! I apply two to three drops each night after washing my face and sometimes use it as my moisturizer during the daytime as well." —RC

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems".

    11. A bag of Columbian dark roast coffee for starting every morning with a delicious blend of ~dark chocolate~, blackberry, and date. Even if you get up on the wrong side of the bed, this'll turn things around by the time your morning is over.

    The bag of coffee
    Red Bay Coffee

    This is a great small, Black-owned business from San Francisco! Their goal is not only to make high-quality, sustainable coffee, but also promote "diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability." They also prioritize hiring people of color, the formerly incarcerated, women, and people with disabilities.

    Promising review: "I'm a big fan of darker roast coffees and l.o.v.e. East Fourteenth. That blackberry note is AMAZING — tiny bit of cacao/rich chocolate on the finish. Worth breaking my one-cup-a-day rule for. Red Bay is awesome — beautifully fresh roasted, and shipped quickly." —Shelby De Mello

    Get it from Red Bay Coffee for $19.

    12. A glass mister bottle so you can easily tend to your indoor plants every day without much effort at all. This'll keep your bbs refreshed, prevent overwatering, and be easy to refill.

    The glass mister bottle with metal pump

    Promising review: "This is a very good mister spray bottle. It is very handy and the spray is homogeneous and of tiny drops. I had some bigger sprayers but this one is better than others. It is good to own one if you have some indoor plants." —Menganson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A hands-free dog leash for bringing your pup on your daily walks (especially handy if you have a baby carriage in tow), or your morning runs. You won't have to worry about pulling thanks to its bungee cord, but it *does* come with extra handles for control so you can gently guide without breaking your stride.


    Promising review: "I try and get out to run with my husky, but she PULLS so much it ends up hurting my upper back. I saw this online and figured it was worth testing out, and to my surprise it is amazing! Now my hands can be free and we run, and the bungee in the leash allows some pull without strangling my dog. The handles are strong and sturdy when I need to reel her in, too. Love this leash, plus it makes me look like I am running faster." —Kayla S

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. A pretty acetate PopSocket, because this'll work for just about everything you're always dropping — phone, Kindle, iPad, you name it. If your precious tech is always greeting the ground (or your face...ouch), this'll lend you a helpful ~hand~.

    A white kindle with a blue acetate popsocket, with the text "no more dropping my Kindle on my face when lying down"
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I read before going to sleep every night using my much-beloved Kindle Paperwhite — it helps shush the anxious thoughts that often keep me awake at night and helps me get my pages in. But sometimes I lie on my back and....drop my Kindle on my face. Frankly this happens when I'm falling asleep, but also when I'm just reclining and reading on the couch. So after I got a PopSocket for my phone, I thought...why don't I stick one on my KINDLE?! Long story short, it was a great idea, 10/10 recommend. I haven't dropped it on my face SINCE. Also, as a lefty, I find holding my Kindle with one hand and being able to turn the pages very annoying. My right hand is weaker and gets tired, but my left hand can't turn the pages on the right side. The PopSocket makes gripping with my right hand and turning the pages way easier. Pop one of these pretty bbs on your favorite device — it'll make things just a little bit easier."

    Get an acetate PopSocket from PopSocket for $17+, or check out the full selection of PopSockets on Amazon.

    Read her full review, and check out what else we own and love, in "Just 11 Things To Try In June."

    15. A detangling brush that'll finally minimize tearing — reviewers with curly and thick hair say this successfully brushes through knots *without* painful tearing or pulling. AKA you can kiss major shedding goodbye.,

    Promising review: "This brush has been the best thing for my natural hair. I have thick 4C hair and I was having trouble keeping it detangled. Before this, I would use a wide tooth comb or my fingers, but they did nothing for the tight knot balls I was getting. I would get frustrated at how long it would take and start going faster which was ultimately ripping my hair out. Every time I touched my hair it seemed like I was losing it. What used to take hours has now been chopped down to about 26 minutes. When I looked at the brush, there was nearly NO shed or broken hairs left behind. I've thrown every other detangle tool away (though I decided to keep my fingers). This has my loyalty for life." —Dubya

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

    16. A double-sided dressing aid tool to make sure anyone who has arthritis, carpal tunnel, one hand, or could just use assistance can button or zip their clothing sans pain and frustration every morning.

    Hand using the dressing aid tool to button a shirt

    It features a nonslip handle for a comfortable grip and two sides: one is a snag-free wire loop for buttoning and the other a narrow zipper hook.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it's the best thing since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. A pair of marble car coasters so you can protect your car from sticky messes on the daily *and* add a little cute decor (who knew?). Our 7-Eleven is no longer a threat.

    Reviewer's picture of the marble car coasters in their car

    Promising review: "I didn't think much of the product when it was delivered. It looks great but I thought it can't work. Wow, I was wrong. I have no more drips in the car cup holders. This little coaster absorbs all the moisture and dries quickly. I will have to order for the second car." —Fred G.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. An extra-large spatula for flipping omelets with ZERO fear of it falling apart — this has your back (and is doing most of the work, truthfully). Its thin and flexible blade is designed to easily slide under your food without disturbing it, meaning you're about to get a lot of points for plating.

    Hand using the blue extra-large spatula to flip an omelette and a piece of salmon

    Promising review: "I needed something to flip a Thai omelette, cooked in a half-inch of oil. I could never get the omelet out in one piece — this spatula does the trick. It is quite thin and flexible at the tip, which worked for my purposes to go tightly down the side of the pan." —Kaye

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

    19. A versatile leather pouch, because this'll help you finally organize your purse if it's currently a bottomless pit (and has no pockets). It can fit your keys, cards, phone, chargers, makeup, WHATEVER so you can kiss digging around your bag farewell. Or! You can use it solo when you don't want to bring a purse.

    The leather pouches in red, black, and brown

    Promising review: "This is the perfect little pouch that fits cash, cards, and change, is but also big enough to fit my iPhone in it when I don’t want to carry a bag." —Riordon, T.

    Get it from Nisolo for $40 (originally $50; available in three colors).

    20. A bottle of Optix 55 Fog Gone spray that'll keep your glasses from fogging when wearing a mask — particularly helpful if you're on extremely long shifts as a nurse. And! Reviewers use it to keep their bathroom mirror clear, even after showering.,

    Btw, someone on the BuzzFeed shopping team owns this! They say, "the key is to make sure and gently rub it in with a lens cloth. From my experience, it doesn't stop your glasses from fogging but rather it makes the fog disappear SUPER quickly."

    Promising review: "I am a nurse on the frontline working with COVID patients. I wear glasses with all my PPE for 12 to 13 hours a day. I can attest that this product works. One spray in the morning and reapplied mid to late afternoon gets me through the day. Thank you for creating such a GREAT product. I have recommended it to several of my co workers." —Tammy Cribs

    Get it from Amazon for $8.55+ (available in four sizes).

    21. A fashionable tote bag to reduce how often you use wasteful plastic or paper bags — plus it's hard to forget your tote before leaving when it's this stylish.

    The tote with an illustration of a woman walking with a boombox on her shoulder
    Lovely Earthlings / Etsy

    This is a small, Black-owned business from Louisville, Kentucky!

    Get it from Lovely Earthlings on Etsy for $25.31+ (available in three sizes).

    22. A mini cutting board so you don't have to break out your big, heavy chopping block whenever you just want a small snack. It's easier to clean, doesn't take up much room at all, and all-around makes your life a little easier.

    Reviewer's picture of the mini bamboo cutting board being used to cut limes

    Promising review: "I needed a cutting board to leave on the counter to cut lemons for tea. I wanted something small but functional that could be left on the counter all the time. This cutting board fit the bill, and because there’s two I always have a clean one. It's also great for cheese or other small bites." —Rachel O

    Get set of two from Amazon for $12.95.

    23. A pair of blackout curtains with cute star cutouts for anyone who likes just enough light to be able to see (but dark enough to sleep through the night). And now your wall will be your own starry night!


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these curtains! I purchased the dark grey set for my bedroom about a month ago! I'm fascinated with astrology and thought these curtains would go perfect with my new bedroom theme! I adore the tiny star cutouts! The sizing of the stars are perfect! Not too small and not atrociously big. The fabric is soft to the touch and blocks out all sunlight (besides the tiny cutouts)! I couldn't have asked for better quality curtains to go with my constellation-themed bedroom. And who cold beat the price?! Fantastic purchase!" —Andi

    Get them from Amazon for $31.95 (available in four sizes and three colors).

    24. A pet-hair remover, because unfortunately the battle of keeping up with your fur child is a daily one. This'll at least make it a lot easier — just quickly roll over the area that needs *assistance*, be that your shirt, couch, car, or probably all three.

    Reviewer's picture to show before and after of their shirt covered in pet hair, and then completely clean. It also shows how the pet hair–remover is now filled with fur

    Promising review: "I bought this product after realizing the Scotch Brite fur removing sheets have been discontinued. We have three cats and we regularly used the sheets to remove embedded fur from our sofa and chairs. I was skeptical about this product when I bought it and was AMAZED by how well this worked. The best part to me is that it also helps the environment because there are no sheets to be thrown away. Highly recommend!!!!!" —jean p godoy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    25. A microwave multi-mat that'll be useful in more ways than one. You can use it on top of bowls to prevent spillovers, to protect your hands from hot dishes, as a jar opener, or even as a drying mat.

    Hands using the mat to take a bowl out of the microwave

    Promising review: "Lots of uses, but my favorite is using the mat bent to pick up a hot container. Containers generally get too hot to handle, and I have generally forgotten to put a plate under them. So, I've had to use sometimes slippery mitts on the sides of the dish without any support under the dish. This mat is the perfect solution — easy to pick up and carry, put down the dish, and return the mat to the microwave." —jrh0

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A set of bra strap clips you can attach to all your bras to prevent your flipping straps from slipping off your shoulders (is there anything more annoying?!). They're adjustable so you can ~tailor~ them to your exact needs.

    Model's back to show how the horizontal bra strap clip holds the two bra straps in place

    You'll get two tan, two white, and two black straps.

    Promising review: "I have ALWAYS had an issue with straps slipping. I’ve been told countless times 'you’re not wearing the right size.' I go get fitted. Spent $$$ on bras including trying bras from expensive boutiques that tout their bras are designed and patented with a no-slip U-shaped strap. The f’ing straps STILL slip. Read the reviews for this and said for this money, it can’t hurt to try. Hooked on one of these strap holders and and went THE WHOLE DAY without having to adjust the bra. Not one single adjustment. This made me seriously happy and to think, they cost only a fraction of what I was spending." —Trina

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.59.

    27. A front seat organizer so you have a proper place in your console for drinks if you don't have cup-holders (or need *more* cup-holders, hello big families). It also has an extra pocket for your phone, coins, wallet, WHATEVER.,

    Just place it between your front seat and console!

    Promising review: "Most awesome thing I bought I think all year! I have small sports car, no cup-holders. This thing looks awesome, is well-made, and is sturdy! It's everything I needed and it looks fantastic in my car, even though I have dark blue leather interior. Fabulous find!" —2019

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    28. A changing-table topper for converting your dresser or other furniture into a temporary diaper station. It's easy to store, features round felt pads on the bottom so your surface doesn't get damaged, and takes a minute to put away.

    The changing table topper on a dresser

    Promising review: "Love this!! It's easy on and easy off when no longer needed." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $44.99 (originally $149.99; available in two colors).

    29. A set of magnetic hooks, because these'll magically create extra storage space for any of us who are currently proud owners of very small spaces (and have zero drawers left).,

    Promising review: "Maybe not as great an idea as sliced bread, but pretty close. I use them for a variety of purposes. I use them as holders for kitchen tools and pots. One is attached to a hanging light over the food prep area and I can hang a one-page recipe on it while I prep. One holds a device to help me do a chore in the garage. They are incredibly strong and well-made." —KTS

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $14.99.

    30. A water dispenser that'll make pouring a glass from your jug a heck of a lot easier than trying to lift the entire thing. Just push the button, let it do all the work, and hit the button again to stop it. Fini.

    Reviewer using the dispenser to pour water from the jug, hands-free

    Promising review: "I have being using a manual water dispenser for years, until I started feeling pain in my hands and fingers and decided to give this item a try. I charged the same day and it is still going on, even thought I replaced the five gallon empty water bottle several times. It works fantastic, is very nice, and very easy to use. Everybody in my household loves it and appreciates me more for getting it! Thank you very much to the inventor." —Marta S. Gallego

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    31. A poop bag holder to have ~backup~ when your best friend goes number two more times than anticipated. This'll let you always have more than enough bags without buying a special new leash.

    The poop bag holder attached to a leash

    Promising review: "My last poop bag holder was hard plastic and cracked and broke the second it hit the ground. This design is so much better. It’s flexible so it won’t break, yet strong so it will last for years. There’s even a little extra space which is perfect for holding keys on walks. I’m trying to live more sustainably and this poop bag holder with biodegradable poop bags is definitely the next step in sustainable dog care." —Alyson

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    32. A pair of silicone ear hooks with ear covers so you can solve your everyday problem of your AirPods KILLING your ears — no longer! Now they'll stay in place *and* will actually feel comfortable — all while maintaining the same quality listening experience.

    Reviewer's picture of the silicone ear hook on their AirPod

    Promising review: "I have large ears but love the AirPods. I found these and it’s now a game-changer. They come with a nice pouch so you don’t lose anything. The best feature is the ear canal tips. It creates decent noise isolation, but what’s great is that since the AirPods produce mediocre sound these tips give you sound and bass that you want — all thanks to more concentrated sound. I’m happy." —Biohazard

    Get them from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two sizes and colors).

    33. A set of llama dishcloths for not only introducing some adorable friends to your kitchen, but saving costs on cleaning wipes, paper towels, AND sponges. They're super durable and absorbent (they can hold ~20 times~ their weight in liquid), can be used to wash dishes, and are machine-washable up to 200 times.

    The llama dishcloths

    Promising review: "First of all, these are super cute. They are effective, as well. I wanted to ditch the sponge because they can harbor germs. They consist of 70% recycled paper and 30% cotton and can be washed in the top rack of the dishwasher or placed in the microwave to disinfect. Packaging says they are good for 200 uses, and it looks like this will be the case. I’m pleased with this product and its performance." —MG Hammock

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $16.95.

    34. A splurge-worthy Chef iQ smart pressure cooker, because this'll completely upgrade your recipe game. It can pressure cook, slow cook, sear/sauté, steam, and more. And! It has a built-in scale to measure your ingredients by weight (no measuring cups needed), as well as smart auto pressure release technology to gently let out steam when it's done cooking.,

    Someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team loves this! Here's what she has to say: "I love my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore."

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    To learn more about why she loves this (and to see what else we own and love), check out "Just 32 Random Products, Games, And Services We Really Love."

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