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28 Things That May Actually Help You Stop Procrastinating

For when you said "I'll do it tomorrow," and now it's tomorrow.

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1. A bamboo desk organizer, because you can't get work done if all your belongings are in your face.

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Promising Review: "This monitor stand is awesome! I have way too much crap and way too many places to store it all. But this stand keeps my actual desktop really well-organized. It also puts my monitor at a great height. I'm actually looking at the screen, instead of up or down." —Victoria Horger

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in three colors).

3. An app that'll use your hard work and concentration to grow a forest — or punish you with dead trees. Don't be a plant murderer.

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Promising Review: "I set it to discourage myself from messing with my phone. If you don't use your phone, you can grow forests and get some in-game tokens. It feels nice to see a small, albeit digital, evidence of my productivity. After earning 2,500 tokens, you can trade them in to plant a real tree, AND you can link with social media and compete with friends!" —Kate Swain, Facebook

Get it from the App Store for $1.99 or from Google Play for free.

4. A pair of cleaning socks so you don't even realize you've gotten your chores done instead of fretting and fretting.

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Promising Review: "I do all my general mopping with these! Makes cleaning fun for the whole family!" —Ashley Fleming

Get them from Amazon for $7.29+ (available in three colors) or Jet for $9.99 (available in two colors).

6. A set of reminder bracelets if you need a *trick up your sleeve* to actually get around to calling mom.

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Promising Review: "Because I forget everything, I use them all the time. My students want them too, but I said get your own. They are fun, and I don't forget as much." —P. Alscher

Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in two styles).

8. A rose gold stapler for a chic way to finally feel satisfied when it's time to snap together your long-awaited assignment.

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Promising Review: "Love love my stapler. I've been using this for a while now, and it's a hit at my office. Paperwork is such a chore, but at least I have a pretty little stapler to make the chore a little less drab." —Reya

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or Jet for $10.19.

9. A waterproof pad, because if you spend way too long in the shower, you may as well make the best of it.

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Promising Review: "Is there a name for that time period in between when you've made a list of everything you need to do while in the shower, and getting dressed at which point you forget it all? This product prevents that from happening." —Terra Hall

Get it from Amazon for $7.77.

10. A multipurpose silicone tool so you can conquer washing tough pans, grooming shedding pets, exfoliating skin, and cleaning dirty makeup brushes all with one *handy* scrubber. AKA that fateful night you decide to get everything done at once.

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But maybe clean it in between uses — unless you enjoy cat hair in your shower.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or The Grommet for $19.95.

11. An app with a big personality who'll talk you through your to-do list — and literally yell at you when you start to slack.

Promising Review: "It’s a to-do list that starts out very basic, but as you complete your tasks, it gets more advanced. It will get mad at you for not completing your tasks, which is a good incentive to get them done. And on top of that, you get a virtual cat to care for when you level up." —Abby Isabel

Get it from the App Store for $2.99.

12. A fresh pack of pushpins in case you start to get ~hung up~ on impending to-dos. Now you can tell your worries where to stick it.

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Promising Review: "This is the best desk companion for work, and the quality of the product is really good." —Alexandra Rijnoveanu

Get them from Amazon for $15.92 (available in four styles).

14. A hands-free bag carrier because if you choose delivery over grocery shopping one more time, you are going to have 2 cents to your name.

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Promising Review: "I can't say enough about these. I'm spending less time going back and forth bringing in groceries and other shopping bags." —CBP

Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors), The Grommet for $9.95 (available in four colors), or Jet for $19.95.

15. A manageable mousepad to make your lingering list virtually unavoidable.

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Promising Review: "This handy little notepad keeps me organized and on schedule during the week. It has really improved my ability to stay organized, which is critical." —Ashley M.

Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

16. A delicious flash drive so maybe you can reward yourself with real chocolate — eating this would be more of a punishment.

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Promising Review: "I dread my math class, so I bought this so that every time I go to do my math, I have a 'piece of chocolate' as a reward." —Angela

Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

17. A pair of glamorous dishwashing gloves as a Snapchat opportunity to humblebrag that you're finally conquering the mountain in your sink.

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Promising Review: "I LOVE these gloves. They're cute, funny, and make doing dishes way more fun." —Brooke Billmaier

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

19. A team of cat pens, because you'll need to walk away from your real kitty long enough to finish at least one thing.

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Promising Review: "These adorable pens actually write really well! I wasn't expecting much outside of cuteness, but they are now some of my favorite writing pens." —abigail dankert

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.99+.

21. A motivational book for a quick pep talk the next time it's 2 a.m. and your paper is due at 9 a.m.

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Promising Review: "I love this book for musing when I can't sleep. I like that there's a sleep quote on each left-hand page, and a page for writing on the right. It gives me enough space to write, but not unlimited space like in a typical journal. The paper is good quality, so you can use a juicy pen without it leaking through." —Art Chik

Get it from Amazon for $10.

22. A clever page holder to hold books in one hand and make multitasking your middle name — by the end of the day, at least.

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Promising Review: "Great little trinket for reading with one hand, and for if you can't use both hands to hold a book." —Mackenzie Feeley

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.95.

25. An adorable mini duster so you can trick yourself into cleaning your desk once in a while.

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Promising Review: "Best thing I've bought in a long time for my art area — cleans up eraser crumbs and little paper bits like nobody's business, and it's just too cute." —saram

Get it from Amazon for $8.80+ (available in three colors).

26. A feline note dispenser who'll help you shed your problems with constant reminders.

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Promising Review: "What an adorable companion for my desk! My Post-It notes have never been dispensed in such a cute way before. It's now impossible for me to have a bad day at work." —Brandy Lee

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

27. A pair of noise-canceling headphones to block out distracting sounds like your roommate's blaring TV.

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Promising Review: "The fit is comfortable with a rubber piece that slips into the contour of your ear to hold it in place. I couldn't wait to try them out, so I walked over to a large format inkjet printer at work and popped them in. The printer is loud, but when I flipped the switch, the whooshing sound of the printer disappeared. And this was with no music playing. I couldn't wait to try them out when cutting grass. The mower is pretty loud. The loud sound of the mower was replaced by a very dim whirring sound, sort of like a quiet sewing machine. Listening to music while cutting grass now allows me to keep the volume at a reasonable level. While these aren't cheap earbuds, they do work very well, and I'd recommend them to anyone." —Wags

Get them from Amazon for $249.

28. A straightforward pad that'll beseech you to GET OFF YOUR BUTT, ALREADY with step-by-step instructions.

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Promising Review: "While this could be used purely for entertainment purposes, it could actually help you make a decision. My listing the pros and cons, and identifying your gut feeling could actually point you in the right direction." —Michelle M. Exner

Get it from Amazon for $4.64 or Jet for $7.

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