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    36 Helpful Products For Anyone Whose Middle Name Is "Prepared"

    Including meal prep containers, top-rated acne patches, and more helpful essentials to keep on hand.

    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. Avarelle pimple patches for the colony of zits that could pop up on your face without warning. Thanks to a layer of tea tree leaf oil and calendula oil, all the gunk inside your pimples will be sucked out and they'll stay covered up during the healing process. You can use them before bed to wake up with clearer skin in the morning.

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    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. They're flat! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy." —Caitlyn

    Get a 40-pack from Amazon for $8.49.

    2. A meal-planning pad so you can map out your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for the week and avoid the question of "What the heck am I going to eat?" when you're really busy.

    hand writes on the white notepad with pink and green designs
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    This pad has two areas: blank weekday boxes on the left and a tearable shopping list section on the right. There are also 60 sheets included, so you'll get to meal plan for more than a year!

    Promising review: "I made a resolution to eat at home more this year. This planner is helping a lot! Everyone in the house likes knowing what's for dinner and I love that it has a built-in shopping list. Makes the week so much less stressful when I plan out every meal and have all of the ingredients to make them. It looks cute hanging on the fridge, very happy with this purchase!" —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three styles).

    3. A pearl sunglasses chain for anyone who takes their sunglasses on and off a bunch throughout the day. This delicate chain loops around your sunnies and doubles as a pretty necklace too. Plus, you won't have to worry about losing your shades!

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    BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer adores this accessory and said: "As soon as I saw a few stores start to carry cute glasses chains (and a few on fashion week runways), I knew that I really needed one. Not only are they cute in a grandma sort of way (very much my style), but they also solve a problem I'm often frustrated by. When shopping, hopping on and off public transportation, traveling, etc. it is *SO* annoying to have to take out and put away your sunglasses every time you go in or outside. I usually end up just leaving mine in the purse and squinting — like, why did I even bring them then?!

    "So as soon as I saw this cheap pearl glasses chain on Amazon (I bought both the solid pearl and the part gold chain, part pearl ones), I added to cart. And I'm so happy I did — I've been using it alllllll the time. I was visiting Paris in early October, and they came SO in handy on brisk, sunny days where I was popping in and out of stores and bakeries all day (aka my ideal travel itinerary)."

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in 17 designs).

    4. A sunrise simulation alarm clock you'll want to use because the days are getting shorter. This wake-up light gradually shifts from dark red to bright yellow, so you can stop hitting the snooze button and get out of bed. It may be 6 a.m., but at least you won't be a zombie.

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    Promising review: "I get up really early for work and forcing my body to accept that it's time to wake up when it's still pitch black outside has always been a struggle for me. I've been using this alarm clock for the last two weeks and it's made such a huge difference in my mornings. I set it for gradual brightness with bird sounds and no longer feel like my sleep is interrupted. It feels like I'm naturally waking up to sun coming through my window. I didn't expect a little alarm clock could change my mood so much." —Evelini

    Get it from Amazon for $45.98+ (available in two colors).

    5. A Wet & Forget shower cleaner that (gasp) you can literally leave and clean later if your shower tiles are looking a little dirty post-showering. Instead of bending over a tub and scrubbing for your entire morning, all you have to do is apply to the grimy area, go do something more enjoyable, and rinse it away the next day.

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    Promising review: "Long story short, the tub in my kids' bathroom was atrocious, due to spotty cleaning and hard water. I bought this with a heavy dose of skepticism, even though the reviews were mighty impressive. On the back of the bottle, it says that you may need several daily applications before your tub is clean, and then you can switch to weekly application. I'm on day three, and let me say, even if this stuff worked no further, I AM BLOWN AWAY. The shower looks close to new. A couple more days, and I'll be able to switch to weekly! I won't post pictures because I'm embarrassed of how bad it looked before. But seriously, I am SO happy to have discovered this product, and I plan to keep on using it." —Tee

    Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.89.

    6. A bamboo charging dock for your gadgets that need to be powered up constantly. Tablets, smartphones, Apple Watches, and AirPods can all be juiced up at the same time. If you're in a rush, you can just grab a device from the dock and know it'll be fully charged without battery issues.

    bamboo charging station powering up tablet, smartphone, Apple Watch and AirPods
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    It comes with two Lightning cables, one USB charging cable, and one type-C cable to charge up devices. Plus, it only uses one wall plug, which is great if you're trying to minimize e-clutter around your desk.

    Promising reviews: "I bought this charging station to use on my desk now that I’m working from home to charge my three phones, tablet, Apple Watch, and AirPods, and it’s been so helpful and awesome. It keeps my Apple Watch secure and I can utilize various charging cables (provided by seller) for my different devices! The bamboo is great quality, too — sturdy but smooth. Would recommend this to those looking to simplify their charging spaces!" —Julie

    "Nice product. Able to connect my iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch on the bedside table to make it easily accessible and fully charged in the morning." —A. Chakraborti

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99

    7. A compact makeup bag, so you can keep all your go-to beauty goods in one convenient place. If you need to touch up your eyeliner or lipstick, you'll easily be able to find them without conducting a search party in your purse.

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    Promising review: "The bag is a perfect size — not too big, not too small. It fits all my essentials I always carry with me, and fits perfectly in my purse. What sold it for me is there are compartments inside of the makeup bag so I can organize a few things I need easy access to. Even after putting a good number of items in it I didn’t have any problem zipping it up, and it wasn’t bulky." —Merry N.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors).

    8. Reusable toe covers with over 1,000 5-star reviews for a reason: These babies help protect blisters, corns, and ingrown toenails while they heal. No more flimsy bandages, exposing your toes to the elements, or chafing while you walk around.

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    Promising review: "I cannot live without these for 12-hour hospital shifts. This is an unbelievable product! I work 12-hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left big toe. I purchased the size large and it fit well. Underneath my socks and athletic shoes I completely forgot I was wearing it — bonus! The silicone is very soft and flexible and cleans easily. The product is priced well for the quality and quantity that is provided. Would absolutely recommend this since it's held up quite well for the 17 hours I often have it on (from the time I wake up until I'm back from my shift). Cleans and dries easily and has maintained its shape." —LJ

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two sizes and two colors).

    9. A T-shirt roll holder so you can creatively display your fave tees *and* neatly roll them up, instead of cramming them all into a drawer. Next time you're getting dressed and need a T-shirt, you'll easily be able to find it.

    a reviewer photo of a closed closet with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
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    The Roll Keeper is a small business based in Kelso, Washington, that sells various organizational goods. In addition to the T-shirt roll holder above, you'll find similar roll holders for bottles, pens, and crafting supplies. 

    BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower swears by this roll holder for folding tees: "Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny-tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased a product from!" Read more of her Roll Keeper review (it's number one). 

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $12.74 or Amazon for $18.99.

    10. A reusable gel eye mask for your tired, puffy eyes that need a little TLC after you stayed up too late. Just microwave it for 20 seconds or place it in the freezer, rest your head on a pillow, and you'll be ready to take on the day.

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    Some reviewers also recommend this gel eye mask for migraine relief, since it provides a gentle cooling sensation around the eyes, cheekbones, and forehead areas of the face.

    Optix 55 is a small, family-owned business specializing in eye health products. You'll find a bunch of goods including anti-fog solutions, computer glasses, sunglasses, eye masks, and more.

    Promising reviews: "I don't get enough sleep like all mothers of small children. So unfortunately I get dark puffy circles under my eyes. My daughter told me I had gray under my eyes one day and that's when I decided I needed to try something new. I have used this product about five times now I do have to say the darkness might not be going away but the puffiness definitely is and it just makes me feel refreshed after I use it. Also I love that I can still do other things when I wear it with the the Velcro, because, again, as a mother of a small child, I never stop. I definitely wouldn't recommend this product." —Amber

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55 (available in two colors).

    11. A blind spot mirror so you can see if there's another car coming *before* you back out of a parking spot or switch lanes on a highway. It rotates 360 degrees and you can easily adjust it to fit different-sized car mirrors. No more second-guessing yourself when you're driving.

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    Each mirror has a small swivel mounting bracket that's easy to install and comes with 3M adhesive to make sure it doesn't fall off. They're also rust resistant and won't get hazy during driving trips.

    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in four shapes and also in four-packs).

    12. A vaccine card holder with a protective cover, two interior slots, and a travel-friendly design. The best part? It conveniently fits in a backpack, purse, or pocket and you can easily take it out if you need to show your vaccine card.

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    Promising review: "I needed something to protect my COVID-19 vaccine card that I couldn’t otherwise laminate. This was perfect. It protects the card, shows the details through the clear window inside the folding card case. I bought one for me and my husband in different colors. I highly recommend this product for preserving your vaccine card so it stands the test of time and use." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in five colors).

    13. A light-blocking sleep mask so you can rest if you just got back from an overnight shift or stayed up too late. It's daytime and there's a lot of light in your room, but you deserve to catch up on ZZZs regardless.

    models wearing the light-blocking sleep mask in bed, on couch, and on flights
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    Promising review: "Absolutely love this sleep mask! It is so soft and adjustable for maximum comfort. It really keeps the light from disturbing your relaxation as well! You can also spray a bit of lavender essential oil on it for an added bit of pampering. It comes with a cute carry case and a nice clip!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98 (available in two colors).

    14. A bug bite suction tool because the last thing you want is a pesky mosquito bite, chigger bite, or bee sting to get in the way of your hiking or camping trip. It'll remove some of the gross insect saliva and venom, and it can easily fit in your backpack.

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    See it in action on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "I never write reviews but I’m amazed by this product. I saw it on TikTok and I usually get bit by mosquitoes a lot during the summer so I thought I would try it. After a few suctions it was like the mosquito bite was never there." —Ryan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    15. Sturdy glass containers so you can meal prep like a pro and not run into annoying issues like leaking and spills when you cook ahead of time. Each container comes with an airtight lid and is safe to use in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher.

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    You'll get three of each type of container (three compartments, two compartments, or one compartment), totaling nine lids and nine containers for your meal prepping needs.

    Promising review: "These are MUCH better than the plastic containers I've been using for meal prep. The compartments are deeper, the lids stay on securely, and I'm not afraid to put them in the microwave or store pasta sauce in them. I've owned a couple of glass storage containers before and honestly these seem to be better quality. I haven't tried putting them in the oven yet, but I wouldn't be afraid to do so. (And I'll update my review if the results are less than stellar!)" —Michelle

    Get a 9-pack from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in three colors).

    16. A mini wallet emergency kit with a cool print of your favorite city skyline and travel-size provisions that'll be there when minor annoyances pop up on trips. If the terminal bathroom is out of soap or you need to freshen up your breath, this cute set will come to the rescue.

    A small white faux leather pouch with a black skyline print surrounded by a mix of travel-sized toiletries and on-the-go essentials
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    Here's what it comes with: Inside your small wallet, you'll find a ChapStick, hair tie, two floss pics, Band-Aid, emery board, two safety pins, a sewing kit, two earring backs, makeup wipe, two bobby pins, two mints, deodorant wipe, Shout wipe, tampon, hand sanitizer, and pain relief.

    Anne Cate is a small Ohio-based business that sells city-skyline-themed accessories and journaling supplies. Their product lineup features 100 hand-designed skylines from various cities and colleges worldwide!

    BuzzFeed writer Danielle Healy owns this travel-friendly case and said: "I, your resident forgetful person, bought the NYC skyline version of this at the start of COVID-19 to keep in my work tote. Unfortunately, I haven't touched my work tote in months because...*gestures at the world around*...but it's a really handy kit I know will save me a ton whenever I regularly leave the house again. Everything from Anne Cate is super high quality. The wallet on its own is adorable and could be used for a million different things." 

    Get it from Anne Cate for $22 (available in 96 styles).

    17. Cable savers so you don't have to say goodbye to your frayed laptop or phone charger. These babies help extend the life of lightly damaged cables and wires. (Plus, you'll save some money on tech repairs.)

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    Promising review: "I’ve just had to replace a charging cable for my iPad, the wires broke within the insulation, within an inch of the connector/plug end. Then I found out about these spiral coil flexible silicone wire protectors. They keep the wire cable from being stressed from bending. I bought a bunch of these and have put them on both ends of every charging cable for every device, iPad, cellphone, etc. that I own." —Richard Virchow

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $6.59 (available in three colors).

    18. A carpet-cleaning solution you'll adore because it cleans and deodorizes carpets. If your pet just had an accident or you tracked mud into the house (uh-oh!), just use it with a carpet-cleaning machine and say buh-bye to nasty odors and stubborn stains.

    On the left, a pink carpet looking brown and dirty, and on the right, the same carpet now cleaner and entirely pink
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    This carpet-cleaning solution works with multiple cleaning machine brands including Bissell, Carpet Express, Hoover, Kenmore, and Rug Doctor. It can also be used to clean other surfaces, including car upholstery and home furniture.

    Oh and if you need a carpet-cleaning machine, you can get a reviewer-loved one from Amazon for $113.29

    Promising review: "This works like a dream. I have light-beige carpets, and this gets all the dirt and stains right out." —Karen M.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    19. A knee stabilizer band so you won't ~kneed~ to deal with discomfort while exercising. It'll help provide support during lots of activities, including basketball, cycling, and running, and can be adjusted to fit the curve of each knee.

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    Be sure to check with your doctor first to address any knee concerns *before* trying a knee stabilizer band for workouts.

    Promising review: "I was born with no cartilage between my knee and my kneecap on my right knee. It’s given me so many problems over the years. I was told I would need a knee replacement by 30. I’ve tried every knee brace under the sun. Some worked temporarily but no matter what I would feel sharp pain. This brace is the first relief I have felt while exercising, walking, running, etc. I’m so thrilled. The way it’s designed you’re really able to get the support you desire...tighten/loosen for your comfort. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.88 (available in four colors).

    20. A small device that'll keep track of your doggo's meals for morning and nighttime and help you (and whoever else you live with) remember to feed your pup and refill their water bowl.

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    It comes with little slots you can slide for a.m. and p.m. times throughout the week, so you'll always know if you need to refill your dog's food and drink bowls.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us who were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.38.

    21. A pair of adjustable elastic laces to turn your fave sneakers into comfy slip-ons. Gone are the days of you wasting time tying flimsy laces when you have to be somewhere ASAP.

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    Promising review: "These are the only type of shoe laces I’ll be buying from now on. Not only are they durable, they’re a real time saver. Our two dogs need walking first thing every morning and several times during the day — sometimes with very little notice. It’s important that I put my walking shoes on as fast as possible. My new laces have us out the door in a flash. I thank you and our two pups thank you." —EllAmazon22

    Get a pair from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 13 colors).

    22. A cute AirPods case that'll safely hold your AirPods and charger case and protect them from water damage (hi, rain and snow). You can even clip this lil' buddy on your backpack or purse for easy access.

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    Promising review: "I own second-gen. AirPods and I recently got this to replace my old AirPod case since it was ripping apart. All can say is that I’m blown away by the quality of this AirPod case it feels very sturdy and has a bit of a heft to it. I highly recommend this AirPod case if your looking for something cute and to rep your love for milk tea!😊💖" —K.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in 10 designs).

    23. Leakproof travel capsules for anyone who needs to bring lil' essentials on their next vacation. These small, TSA-compliant vessels securely hold face creams, dainty jewelry, and vitamins. They're also magnetic, so they'll stay together in a cosmetics bag or suitcase compartment.

    Cadence

    Cadence is a woman-owned small business specializing in personal care travel solutions. Each mini capsule is created from recycled ocean-bound plastic and is refillable and reusable!

    BuzzFeeder Jasmin Sandal adores these for trips! Here's her rave review: "I love my little containers that allow me to downsize but still carry my necessities while I'm traveling. They're not only cute to look at but they're pretty practical. I have used mine to store my vitamins, earrings, face cream and have not run into any issues. They have tight, screw-on tops so you know everything is secure *and* you can customize their labels so you know exactly what's in what. Oh, and the fact that they're magnetic? Genius. This way, they stay tightly together in your case or can be conveniently stored in a makeup bag."

    Get a set of six from Cadence for $74 (originally $84; available in individual capsules, bundles of three or six, and nine colors).

    24. A Takeya cold brew maker to brew you amazing iced coffee. It's easy to use (you can prepare it the night before) and will save you money (spending $5 on a cold brew every morning gets expensive). You can teach yourself how to be a barista without leaving your kitchen.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    You'll get a Takeya cold brew pitcher, ultra-fine mesh filter, and instructions to help you brew delicious iced coffee.

    Just pour French press–ground beans into the fine-mesh filter, screw the filter into the lid of the pitcher, pour water into the pitcher, drop the filter into the pitcher, and place the pitcher in the fridge to brew up to 36 hours. Once it's ready, you'll have fresh cold brew coffee to drink whenever you need a pick-me-up. ☕

    BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer swears by this coffee gadget and said: "It's so delish, it makes mornings far more bearable. It’s also great for keeping in the office when that 3 p.m. slump hits but you don’t feel like going to a coffee shop (or spending $5 on cold brew)." Read more of her Takeya cold brew maker review.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (also available in a 2-quart size and three colors).

    25. A USB cord bracelet that'll be incredibly handy if you forget a charging cable at home. It blends in with your other jewelry and easily connects to a portable phone charger or computer if your gadget batteries are running low.

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    Promising review: "I love this bracelet. Not only does it look good on but its completely functional as a phone charger. No more digging around in my purse looking for one. I bought the 'Medium 7.5' size and it fits perfect. I am going to order a larger size for my husband." —CClark

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes and four colors).

    26. An anti-chafe balm because it's about time you can wear sports bras, shorts, and compression leggings without irritation issues. No more skin rubbing when you go hiking or running outdoors.

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    Promising review: "This stuff really is awesome. It really works and I don't know where it has been all my life. I started looking for something for thigh chafing after running into a few issues (not fun). It is super easy to use, just slide it on like you'd use deodorant." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8+ (also available in a two-pack).

    27. A Revlon hot-air brush that'll dry *and* style your do at the same time. Its three heat settings will get to work on wet hair, while its rounded edges and an oval brush design increase volume and curl your ends. Congrats, you've just gained five extra minutes for your morning routine. 

    Reviewer who has straightened hair of their tight curly hair with the hot air brush
    Another reviewer with natural curly hair
    The same reviewer with their hair straightened with the hot air brush

    It also has a ceramic-coated barrel that acts as a shield against heat damage, making it easy to style your hair without breakage.

    Promising review: "Amazing product. I wish I found this 20 years ago!! I have naturally curly hair and enjoy a nice blowout without having that pin-straight 'burnt' flat iron look. This product helped me achieve the blowout look in about five minutes (yes, five!). When it comes to hair, I’m a super novice and this is by far the easiest, most effective (inexpensive) blowout. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could. Where has it been all my life?!?!" —Sara Kovach

    Get it from Amazon for $44.77+ (available in seven colors).

    28. A portable steamer so you can quickly get the creases and crinkles out of the clothes you threw on a chair or into a suitcase. This little gadget easily fits in a backpack, carry-on, or suitcase and works well for dresses, pants, or shirts while you're on the go.

    A BuzzFeeder holding up the small steamer with a caption that reads this little steamer is a game-changer
    The same BuzzFeeder's shirt before and after steaming. The wrinkled shirt is completely smooth afterward
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer owns this mini steamer and said: "It's very lightweight (about 1 pound), and the water tank is the perfect size to thoroughly steam up to fiveish garments, making it a no-brainer for a quick pass over a blouse OR when steaming a whole bunch of clothes the night before a vacation. AND IT WORKS! Here’s a before and after of a blouse I steamed out when I was already running late to work."

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in three colors).

    For more on this travel-friendly essential, check out Maitland's full PurSteam Elite Steamer review

    29. An anti-fog spray that'll help keep your glasses clear while you wear a mask. This gentle formula doesn't leave streaks behind and prevents fogging, so you don't have to stop and wipe down your cloudy frames throughout the day. 

    Reviewer wearing a mask and glasses that aren't foggy
    reviewer wears glasses that aren't foggy and face mask with comic-print design

    It can also be used on other fog-prone surfaces, including binoculars and windshields!

    Promising review: "I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to reapply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean dry lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future." —Tonya Crippen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.55.

    30. A mini file organizer so you can seamlessly organize receipts and have 'em on hand when you need to figure out a monthly budget or itemize purchases for your taxes.

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    This organizer has 13 pockets and colorful labels to make organizing receipts and other small pieces of paper like coupons, a breeze.

    Promising review: "This file organizer is perfect for budgeting and is small enough to keep in your purse! Also, if you are into couponing, this is perfect as well!" —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    31. These flexible curling rods to help you create beautiful curls without using hot styling tools. Leave these rods overnight and take them out in the morning for ah-mazing "I just went to the salon" hair.

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    Promising review: "I have thick 4c hair and I love this set. My hair came out so curly. It really reminded me of the movie star curls because it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat to it. I will either use a curling cream or a curling gel and leave the rods in overnight and then I get my curls in the morning." —Marisa Fields-Williams

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    32. Toilet fizzy bombs because your toilet is quite stinky and you need to freshen it up ASAP. Toss one of these babies in the bowl and it'll leave behind a pleasant eucalyptus scent. They also contain baking soda that'll help eliminate stains and mask gross odors. 💩

    white fizzy toilet bombs next to wooden jar that says "Eucalyptus Toilet Fizzies"
    Happy Earth Boutique/Etsy

    Happy Earth Boutique is a small business based in New Jersey where you'll find lots of zero-waste home goods, including room spray, toilet bombs, and dryer sheets. 

    Promising review: "Shipped fast, reasonable packaging, and the product is wonderful! The eucalyptus is strong and it fizzes nicely. I drop one in once or twice a week and scrub the toilet a bit, and the scent lingers after flushing. Perfect for keeping my bathroom fresh!" —Etsy Customer

    Get them from Happy Earth Boutique on Etsy for $12+ (available in a refill pack or with a jar).

    33. Portable soap paper sheets you'll adore for road trips and running errands, especially if you have to use a public bathroom and there's no soap in sight. Just place one in your hands, drop some water on it to form suds, and your hands will get squeaky clean in seconds.

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    Check them out on TikTok here.

    Promising reviews: "I put one in my car one in my son's diaper bag. Saw these on TikTok and had to get them. It’s horrible when you go somewhere and they have no soap so this is a lifesaver." —Kailyn Walsh

    "Cute little containers that fit in your pocket. One piece lathers nicely. Great to have if traveling or just out and find yourself in a bathroom with no soap. Also great for campers." —Nicki

    Get 300 sheets from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four different-sized packs).

    34. A five-pack of washable mesh shopping totes that'll be great for spur-of-the-moment grocery runs: Not only are they a chic carryall, but they can also fit a whole lot of produce, jars, and other food (buh-bye, breakable plastic bags). If Mary Poppins saw these bags, she would definitely be impressed.

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    Promising review: "I love these bags. No more plastic at the farmers market for me. They are light and hold a huge amount of product. They are also easy to transport as they can be stuffed into small places when not in use. They are also very sturdy. My only slight complaint is the long handles on them, but that isn't a real issue for me." —DeeDee

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $14.98.

    35. And a bag handle holder to make sure your precious groceries don't end up all over the sidewalk in transit. Carry multiple bags at a time without cramping up your shoulder, arms, and fingers.

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    Each of these handles can support up to 80 pounds at a time, aka multiple shopping bags filled with produce, paper towel rolls, and other household stuff! Reviewers say these handles work great for reusable shopping bags as well; you can carry several of them on a handle without dropping them.

    Promising review: "Like a lot of reviewers I’ve read on here, I do not like to make more than one trip packing my groceries home and up multiple floors. So to be able to load up multiple bags with a nicely cushioned handle that does not cut into your fingers is definitely a game changer!" —Murdog

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.99.

    36. makeup-correcting stick because you were in a rush applying makeup and messed up your eyeliner, mascara, or lipstick (OOPS 😬). Thankfully, you can use this ~magic~ tool to easily take it off with one swipe and remove the evidence. Plus, it's portable enough to fit in a cosmetics bag or purse for on-the-go touch-ups! 

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    Promising review: "Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? For years, I’ve been using Q-tips dipped in makeup remover to remove little goofs or mistakes. This is so much better and portable! Erases waterproof mascara marks around my eyes easily. Must-buy product!!" —Katherine Riordan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97

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