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    31 Things That Will Actually Stop You From Procrastinating

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

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    1. An exercise ball, because you'll improve your posture and strengthen your core all while sitting down (even at work!). Aka you'll be kept on your *toes* even if still on your bum.


    Promising review: "This ball is my office chair. It really has helped with my posture and my activity level while I'm forced to be at my desk." β€”AlexEnds

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

    2. An order from Fresh Direct (an online grocery store) that'll deliver all the food you've been too lazy to buy IRL. Don't worry β€” there are also plenty of fresh, pre-made meals if you just KNOW you are never going to cook.

    Everything you can get at a grocery store is here! And it's all delivered right to your door. BLESS.

    Create an account or first browse their selections to start your grocery shopping!

    3. A planner note pad so you can still live in the ~slow lane~ β€” but still manage to accomplish all your tasks. These sloths won't judge how long it takes to get some things finished, but they're not leaving until you check everything off.


    Plus it's broken down by priority so you can manage your time better! I have this myself, and I love these little guys. They really do motivate me once I'm actually able to list things out!

    Promising review: "I can no longer live without this planner. It keeps it all sorted for me so that I can focus on one area at a time and get things done faster." β€”Terri Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    4. A bottle of Garnier Fructis two-in-one shampoo and conditioner for washing your flipping hair already, OK?! This'll get your tresses back to soft and shiny before you can work yourself into a lather.


    Its formula is packed with grapefruit extract to energize your scalp and restore a healthy shine to your hair.

    Promising review: "I've used this for years and I love it. My hair is halfway down my back and showers already take forever so anything to save time is great. But it doesn't seem like you are sacrificing by not separating the shampoo and conditioner. It smells AMAZING and my hair is always super soft. People would never guess I use two-in-one." β€”Angela Eby

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94.

    5. A set of wool dryer balls that'll say baaa-humbug to your so-called laundry woes. Not only will these make your clothes irresistibly fluffy, but they won't be afraid to guilt trip you if you neglect them.

    And they're built to last up to 1,000 washes!!!

    Promising review: "I love using these little guys. It's been a few months now and they're still going strong." β€”AzrathNyx

    Get a three-pack from Little Beau Sheep on Etsy for $27.01 or a similar product from Amazon for $16.45.

    6. A pair of noise-isolating bluetooth headphones so you can block out your cubicle neighbor's incessant chattering when you REALLY need to focus and get things done (like yesterday). Commence panic mode.


    Plus its design is specifically made for ultimate comfort (hello, soft ear cushions and padded headband) and its battery life can last up to ~20 hours~. Did I mention you can make hand-free calls? AND its foldable design makes it super easy to travel with!

    Promising review: "Go ahead and buy two pair. Maybe three. These are awesome! I wear them at work in my office job to drown out the distractions, as well as my side job β€” my lawn care business. They work very well to block out the loud engine noise and create a wonderful listening experience. I often listen to audiobooks which are very easy to hear in a loud environment. These headphones have a rich and deep sound for music. They're as good as Beats, to me. They don't feel cheap. Plus, the range is astonishing. I walk to the printer and forget to take my phone. There's no loss at all with many people and computers/smartphones/devices in between. When mowing, I've left my phone on the mower and walked all the way around the house without connection loss or even a skip." β€”L.

    Get them from Amazon for $29.69+ (available in seven colors).

    Don't forget to check out our picks for best bluetooth headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    7. A set of ankle weights for adding *just* enough of an extra workout if it takes you approximately 15 months to convince yourself to get on the elliptical. Heck, use these while walking the dog. It's SOMETHING.


    They come as low as one pound and as high as eight pounds (which is a lot harder than it sounds!).

    Promising review: "As a first time ankle weight user, I realized that these were going to be too heavy to wear while going on a walk/run, but I love to wear them around the house doing normal household chores. My legs are sore every time I use them! The velcro is strong and I've had no problem with them staying on (and I have worked up quite the sweat wearing these!)." β€”nickfuego

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four weight levels).

    8. A storage ottoman, because I'm not saying you have to clean your whole house, but all that clutter needs to go somewhere. Consider this the fastest "out of sight, out of mind" technique available.


    It can even fold if you want to put it away, as well as a padded top to double as extra seating!

    Promising review: "Precious storage is always needed in small apartments and this box helps with that. I’m very happy with this product. Whatever it’s made of, it’s very comfortable. It doesn’t feel cheap, which was a concern of mine. The stitching has a nice look and is applied well. It took all of a hot minute to put it together, yet it feels quite sturdy. Well worth the price." β€”Dazed & Confused

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

    9. A laundry bag that'll have your ~back~ when it's really, REALLY time to go to the laundromat. Friends, if you have no more underwear, it is time. I am sorry.


    It can carry up to 15 pounds so this is *definitely* for us procrastinators.

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I live in Queens, NY. I have no car or working laundry machine in building. I usually carry one huge load, and it's not comfortable. Well, I got one of these for myself and told my boyfriend to use his own laundry bag. We each brought our laundry bag to the laundromat and I was like, 'THIS THING IS AWESOME!' It's so easy to carry and it holds a lot. We had like three weeks of laundry. I had sheets, multiple shirts, three fleece long-sleeved shirts, underwear, bras, 10 leggings, sheets, and it all fit. " β€”sunnydaysahead

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

    10. A tea-infusing glass bottle so you get some semblance of a good start to your morning on-the-go. Didn't want to get out of bed until five minutes before work? No problem.


    It's built to protect your hand from heat thanks to its durable glass design! FYI all you do is put in some tea leaves, pour water, and run out the door. Hopefully the bus is still there.

    Promising review: "I make a cold brew tea or coffee in this for every morning. It's easy to use, easy to clean, and minimal sediment slips through the strainer as long as you're using a grind suitable for cold brewing. By purchasing this and your favorite bean, you'll save a TON of money if you'd normally purchase cold brew from a grocery or cafe. Though, that's a given!" β€”Meg and Nick

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49 (available in four colors).

    11. Or! If you need that caffeine (my goodness, ME) a French press coffee travel mug for getting some extra-strong fuel no matter how long you sat in bed. Staring at the ceiling doesn't make jobs go away., Kohi Press

    It works just like a French press, but faster and in a to-go travel mug!

    Promising review: "I have waited to write this review until I have used the product enough to give my honest opinion. I have had this item for over a month now, using it multiple times a day to make espresso and coffee. It works awesome as a press! A very bold flavor comes from this! It keeps it hot/warm for hours. After about two hours I can tell its no longer HOT, but rather warm. It's super high-quality!" β€”ValAl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    12. A large cotton tapestry, because you can't avoid decorating your apartment forever. Well I guess you can, but those blank white walls are getting boring. Just tack this up and you're DONE.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review (for the left): "I purchased the moon tapestry for my room. We love it! It’s huge and takes up a good portion of the wall. It's exactly as pictured. I love it so much that I purchased another tapestry from UO. Totally recommend." β€”siaragon

    Get them from Urban Outfitters: left for $29 and right for $39 (available in three styles).

    Not quite your style? Check out the rest of Urban's tapestry selection!

    13. A weekly planner mousepad that'll come in ~handy~ when you've put off your tasks for so long you can't even remember them. They'll still be on this pad. Waiting.


    Promising review: "I have used these for years now. They are an everyday part of my life. I can write everything down that I would normally put on sticky notes or edges of papers. On Monday, when I take the old week's page off, I scan it for anything that still needs to be done or written down somewhere more permanent, and a fresh week awaits. One year they weren't available so I purchased a different brand. Not a good experience, and am so happy this specific item is back in stock." β€”Yarnspinner13

    Get it from Amazon for $11.25.

    14. A ceramic to-go bowl so you're finally motivated to bring lunch to work. Pretty layout = humblebrag Insta. Oh, and I guess saving money but mainly the former reason.

    Food 52

    Get it from Food52 for $25+ (available in 10 colors) or a similar collapsible option from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four colors).

    15. A bottle of Garnier micellar water for still going to bed with a fresh face if you hate, HATE washing your face at night. This'll have you reunited with your pillows before you know it β€” no dreading required.


    Promising review: "My new holy grail facial cleanser. This stuff is fabulous β€” so fabulous that I've been using it in the evenings and mornings, and have all but retired my expensive brands. It is so simple and fast to use. I love that I don't have to pull my hair back and inevitably get my hair wet when I wash my face. Anyway, I use this with a facecloth and to help do some light exfoliating. It dries quickly and once it does my skin is silky smooth and clean. Best of all, my pores are literally gone and so tiny that I rarely even wear foundation anymore." β€”Mrs. Warren

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61 (available in three formulas).

    Check out why a BuzzFeeder now lives by Garnier Micellar water (#5 in the post)! AND! The original formula won best makeup remover in the lowest price category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    16. A portable laptop desk that'll prevent you from magically "ending up" on Facebook if your favorite place to work is in bed. Now you'll actually stay focused instead of finding yourself on Netflix. How mysterious.


    It includes a removable pad for comfort and a built-in handle for easy portability!

    Promising review: "I love this lap desk! The mint color is a nice, soothing color and is a subtle working motivator. It's sturdy and high quality. I like having the flexibility to work on my laptop anywhere in the house, but the lap desk I was using didn't provide any room for the mouse. The size of this lap desk is very generous and I love that I can work without the mouse or laptop sliding off." β€”M Cody

    Get it from Amazon for $17.32+ (available in six colors).

    17. An app called Prism so avoiding the thought of scary bills doesn't mean you forget them entirely (a no-no). This keeps everything from the WiFi bill to rent in one place and sends you reminders β€” you may even feel super adult afterwards!

    Google Play

    You can pay all of the bills from the app making it fast and easy! But most importantly, stress-free.

    Promising review: "It links to and keeps track of all of your bills and accounts. You link your checking account to it (or debit card, other accounts, whatever), and then it tells you every day where your money is at and how much you have left until payday. It organizes all your bills and displays all the balances and due dates on the dashboard. Then you can click the bill and set when you want to pay (now, tomorrow, three days before due date, lots of options), how much, and from what account, and then IT DOES IT FOR YOU RIGHT FROM THE DASHBOARD. I was so freaking tired of having to go from account to account to account and trying to remember due dates and organize money and prioritize bills and remembering different site logins. But NOW IT'S JUST ALL IN ONE PLACE. .” β€”ByTheLion

    Get it from Apple's App Store or Google Play for free.

    18. A productivity planner for laying out an action plan and actually feeling accomplished after finishing every task at hand. It even has you write down your timing goals to keep you FOCUSED.


    Think of this as a self-given report card on your day-to-day productivity. It's dateless so you can start whenever!

    Promising review: "I am using this planner for graduate school. I was stuck in a rut working on my research, and this really helped me to break things into manageable chunks. My productivity is not perfect, but considering that I wasn't making any progress before, I am extremely satisfied. I would recommend this planner to anyone looking to improve their productivity at work or school or even around the house." β€”Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    And! See what won best planners on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    19. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes, because these will conquer scary messes wherever they happened: even on your carpet. The next time you spill nail polish on the rug again (tonight), you can quickly use these instead of staring at the mark for the next 20 years.


    These work on almost any surface: leather, fabric, furniture, hardwood, pans, metal, WHEREVER. And! They'll clean up grease, oil, tar, dirt, ink, lipstick, nail polish, food, and a whole lot more.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" β€”Suze

    Get it from Amazon for $11.94.

    20. A travel-pack of dental floss with a compact mirror that'll a) take care of any ~situations~ after eating your salad and b) wow the heck out of your dentist at your next appointment. We finally did it: flossed. Never thought I'd see the day, tbh.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $5.

    21. A pre-seasoned cast iron skillet so you're finally inspired to revisit that dusty old room we call the kitchen. Why? Because you can just dump all your ingredients in this bad boy and call it a night.


    Promising review: "I love this skillet! I've used it on the stove: gas and electric, as well as over fire outdoors. I've owned it for eight months now and it still looks as new as it did eight months ago. I've made many different foods in this: bacon, eggs, steak, pizza, etc. All have come out perfect. I would say I would buy this again, but I see this skillet lasting for ever!" β€”Tinkerman

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 11 sizes).

    Don't forget to check out our picks for best non-stick pans on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Hate doing dishes? These no-mess skillet recipes help avoid that:

    Andrew Richard/BuzzFeed

    Check out these fall skillet dinners that are totally mess-free!

    22. Speaking of! A tub of Cascade dishwasher detergent pods for effectively ~clearing~ your sink of dirty dishes. No need to let them "soak" any longer. Thanks to this powerful formula, you don't even need to rinse anything before throwing 'em in the dishwasher.


    Yep, even if your dishes are in a ~stick situation~! These totally break down grime, grease, and whatever else is caked on.

    Promising review: "We just moved into a new house and within four months all of my glassware was looking really bad. I have all clear glass dishes, bowls, and glasses, and there were ghostly spots and film on everything. It was looking really bad. I started doing a baking soda, vinegar cycle every month and that would help for a few cycles, but then the ghostly film would return. After two or three cycles with this product, and all my dishes are back to the original shiny, clear condition and my silverware sparkles right out of the dishwasher. I am no longer buffing out the ghosts. Success!" β€”Lisamay

    Get a 78-pack from Amazon for $13.57.

    And! Check out our picks for best sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    23. A packing organizer, because this will make *un*packing your suitcase so much faster. Your usual method of leaving the suitcase in the middle of your room for months is officially over.


    Promising review: "This is so much better than living out of a suitcase! You just lift it out and hang it up! This also makes packing a lot easier β€” I hung this up in my spare room to pack, and I ticked things off my 'to pack' list along the way." β€”Starz

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98.

    24. A pair of duster slippers that'll help clean your neglected floors before you even have time to avoid doing so. It's called the ~stalling shuffle~.


    Promising review: "I buy mopping slippers. Yup that's right. This isn't my first pair. I even asked Norwex to create a mopping slipper as a holiday item. I received no response from them. So why do I like mopping slippers? I have a two year old and they're great for mopping up little splashes or drops of water from doing dishes. The extra padding is nice. No paper towels wasted and it's immediate. Plus these are cute." β€”G. Kim

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

    25. An Ultru pore-tightening clay sheet mask so those of us with stressed out skin can stop saying "I'll get to the derm...soon" and take matters into our own *hands*.

    Soko Glam

    Because it's a sheet mask, it's super easy to use! It's packed with natural clay, volcanic ash, and bentonite that help purify, decongest, and draw out dirt clogged pores. Basically it's going to tell breakouts to clear out.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $5.

    26. A pair of anti-UV glare computer glasses for getting through emails without a headache (at least from the blue light). These minimize ~digital eye strain~ to help you avoid any midday crashes caused by your glaring screen so you actually stay in the zone.

    They have amber tinted lenses to block blue light, aka what probably makes your head hurt after a while.

    Promising review: "I work in retail and warehouse environments, and unfortunately my eyes are sensitive to everything! They get dry, tired, etc in environments with any kind of artificial lighting or dust particles floating around. Thankfully, these glasses help a ton! I can feel a significant difference when I wear them. I don't get so exhausted, my eyes don't become itchy or tired, and I feel overall more alert. Additionally, the yellow tinge of the lenses is almost imperceptible, plus the design of the glasses is super fashionable and flattering to most face shapes. In short, I love these glasses! I even use them to watch television at night. One of the best purchases I've ever made!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available with no magnification, reader strengths 1.25x–2x, and in three styles).

    27. A shoe organizer, because de-cluttering your space may seem intimidating, but now you can use every procrastinator's go-to tactic: hiding it all under the bed.


    It holds up to 12 pairs of shoes!

    Promising review: "At first I really disliked and was thrown off that this doesn't have any cardboard support in the separators like I have had in the past. But turns out it's been actually super helpful as I use this for my shoes I use less often, which are mostly big heels and shoes that don't exact fit in tiny box compartments. The flexibility of this organizer worked perfectly for me. There is a lot of extra give to be able to put in shoes that are weirdly shaped or too big and still be able to zip it closed with no problem." β€”Michelle Laughlin

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A self-affirming journal that'll be sure to give you all the daily pep talks you need when confronting the perils of adulting. Consider this the ultimate "I think I can" of journaling.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.98 or ModCloth for $15.

    29. A Sonic Alert dual alarm clock with a bed shaker and extra-loud alarm so staying in bed for too long feels physically impossible. It's easier to actually go on that 6 a.m. run when you've literally been shaken awake.


    It has an adjustable volume and tone, pulsating alert lights, battery backup, and a powerful bed shaker to get you UP.

    Promising review: "This really works to wake me up in the morning. I am a heavy sleeper and sleep through all my alarms except my mom yelling at me. Not only is the alarm loud enough to wake me, but the bed shaker is great. I pretty much have this complete hatred for it, so it really motivates me to get up." β€”Megan

    Get it from Amazon for $31.19+ (available in six colors).

    30. A set of cat gel pens for keeping a sharp eye on your work progress (and reminding you that your deadlines do *not* have nine lives). AND they're so satisfying to write with you'll actually look forward to using them!


    Promising review: "I love these pens! They are so cute and write very well. They have super fine tips. I've had problems in the past with gel pens either letting out too much ink or not enough, but I find the consistency to be always just right with these pens." β€”mlbs92

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.69.

    31. An app called Carrot with a big personality who'll talk you through your to-do list β€” and literally yell at you when you start to slack. It can't call your mom, but believe me it won't need to.


    But if you do get through your to-do list you can unlock new rewards, like games and interactive kittens (AMAZING). Basically this interactive app actually makes it fun to get everything done!

    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." β€”Abby Isabel

    Get it from the iTunes App Store for $1.99.

    Asking yourself why you're still up working at 3 a.m. like:

    Tornante Company

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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