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    27 Things You'll Probably Want If You Have To Start Commuting Again

    The worst part of your day is about to get a little more tolerable.

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    1. A portable vacuum cleaner designed specifically to clean and detail your ride. Now you can make sure all that salt, grease, and dog fur on your car seat doesn't end up on your work outfit.

    2. A set of two seat-gap fillers (as seen on Shark Tank), because we ALL know how frustrating it is to drop loose change, french fries, and our PHONES into the black hole that exists between our driver's seat and center console.

    A before and after image of the empty space between a car's driver's seat and center console that's been filled with seat gap filler

    3. A fresh pair of AirPods Pro equipped with noise-cancellation for anyone who takes public transportation to work. Now you can block out *that person* who is shouting into their phone at 8 a.m. on the bus or train while you're still half asleep.

    4. An incredible dip clip ideal for swinging through the drive-thru on your way home for a lil' post-work pick-me-up.

    review photo of them using the dip clip attached to their car vent

    5. A medium-sized Madewell transport tote that'll be the perfect carryall for your trip to work and back. Laptop, snacks, wallet, water bottle — it covers all the bases without being *too* big or bulky (and makes no sacrifices in the way of style).

    6. A four-pack of car headrest hooks so your precious bag never has to touch the dirty floor of your car. This also will prevent it from tipping over when you inevitably have to slam on the brakes in rush-hour traffic.

    A Michael Kors handbag secured to a car headrest hook hanging from the back of the driver's seat

    7. A reusable bamboo cutlery set that'll help you eat mindfully while on-the-go and avoid unnecessary single-use plastic. It'll also come to the rescue when you wanna eat your leftover lunch on the ride home from work.

    the bamboo cutlery set in a green case on a tree stump

    8. A mini handheld fan guaranteed to keep you cool during those long, hot morning commutes.

    9. A handheld garment steamer, because if you have to start wearing business clothes again, there is NO WAY you're messing around with an iron in the morning. This gives your clothes that beautiful pressed look with little effort required.

    10. And a zipper puller you can use to, well, zip up your ~professional~ clothes with ease in the morning.

    11. A portable phone charger now that you'll obvs be using up your battery by scrolling social media while on the subway or listening to a podcast in the car on your way to the job.

    12. A pair (or two) of blue-light-blocking glasses you can just leave at your work desk — aka one less thing you have to transport back and forth thanks to your office's new hybrid schedule.

    13. A roll-on aromatherapy stick made with therapeutic peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to provide relief for your migraines and tension headaches — since those are probably going to become more frequent again. 🙃

    14. A Hydro Flask you can keep at work or easily toss in your bag as a daily reminder to stay hydrated. It'll even keep your water *ice cold* during those extra-hot morning commutes.

    15. And an insulated 20-ounce Yeti tumbler to keep your iced coffee *extra* cold on warm days and your hot coffee *extra* hot on cool days.

    reviewer holding the YETI rambler in blue

    16. A magnetic rack that screws right into your light switch cover! Now you'll always know exactly where your keys are, and you'll remember to turn off the lights when you leave the house. 🔑💡

    reviewer photo showing their keys and mask hanging from the magnetic rack

    17. A gel-enhanced seat cushion since you're used to working from the comfort of your bed. This thing will make your in-office days ~sooooo~ much better (and less painful!). Not only will it give your tailbone some extra padding, it'll also help straighten out your posture. It works great on your car seat too! 🍑

    18. A concealer you can use to zap away those dark under-eye circles in just a few seconds. Waking up early again should be a CRIME!

    19. A set of magnetic balls for your desk that are the adult fidget-toy of your dreams. They're great for stress relief, breaking habits, and will be a welcomed change from angrily scrolling through Instagram while you wait for your train after work.

    Speks rainbow magnetic balls

    20. A Kindle, because your daily public transit commute was your designated reading time. And now that it's back, you have a great excuse to upgrade to an e-reader.

    kindle styled on top of a beach bag with sunglasses and cell phone

    21. A pair of round, mirrored sunnies to protect your precious eyes from the harmful rays of the intensifying sun. BUT, more importantly — to help you avoid awkward eye contact in the elevator or on the bus. 👀

    22. And! A sunglasses holder you can attach to your visors or air vents to keep your sunnies accessible at all times — which means you won't have to fumble around looking for them when you suddenly become blinded by the sun while you're racing down the highway. 😎

    23. An adjustable and extendable cup-holder adapter for all your extra-large coffee mugs and water bottles. Now they can securely ride along with you, rather than awkwardly trying to balance between your legs, in your door, or on the side of your center console.

    24. A universal smartphone holder you can mount on your car vents to easily see your GPS directions and safely take calls while you're on the road.

    25. A practical (and affordable!) raincoat that'll literally have your back through even the wettest and windiest of commutes.

    26. And! A transparent umbrella to keep you dry while making sure everyone on the street can still see your full OOTD.

    reviewer smiling through their clear umbrella

    27. Lastly, a bottle of mineral-based sunscreen packed with SPF 50 that *won't* leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy. Your walk or bike ride to work is about to get a lottttt less painful.

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