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    43 Things To Help You Feel Like A Productive Adult

    Just think of how proud your parents will feel when they see you own both laundry bags *and* stainless-steel flatware like a true adult.

    1. A five-pack of stretchy fidget tools that won't make a sound so you can get out your nervous energy without disrupting everyone else around you.

    a model stretching the noodle like toy

    2. Probelle Anti-Bite polish, because proper adults don't suck their thumbs or chew on their cuticles.

    3. A waterproof notepad that'll let you jot down that brilliant idea you had that'll probs make you millions while you're in the middle of washing your hair.

    a model writing on the notepad while in the shower

    4. Blueland's Clean Essentials kit you'll be able to count on to help you tackle any mess that comes your way — starting with your horror show of a bathroom.

    the cleaning kit of three different clear bottles

    5. A shoe rack you can place inside your closet or by your front door to keep your favorite footwear in order instead of strewn across your floor (like mine are).

    6. A monthly planner and productivity stickers that'll become your constant companion in fighting the chaos that is your day-to-day.

    7. Sticky Stakes to trap unwanted pests trying to feed off your plants and buzz annoyingly around your apartment. Toss your fly swatter in the garbage, you won't be needing it anymore.

    8. Laundry bags that'll make sure your expensive delicates and sweaters won't snag on other items while being tossed around in the washing machine.

    the laundry bags

    9. A cell phone jail to lock up your favorite gadget and prevent yourself from scrolling on TikTok endlessly until you've finished putting your groceries away.

    a phone inside a small cage

    10. A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum that'll help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.

    a model using the dyson v11 vacuum

    11. Stainless-steel collapsible straws from BuzzFeed's Goodful line for your morning (and afternoon) iced coffee runs, no more disposable plastic for you!

    the metal straws with blue silicone tips placed in different sized glasses

    12. An Echo Dot, so you can shout at Alexa to turn on your lights, play your favorite song, tell you about the weather, and feel SUPER productive without even lifting a finger.

    a white echo dot on a side table

    13. Olive & June's 7-free manicure kit that'll provide you with everything you need to flawlessly paint your own nails at home without paying for an overpriced mani at a salon.

    14. A set of packing cubes you'll be SO glad you purchased when you don't have to dig through a mountain of mis-matched articles of clothing looking for a bathing suit when you get to your hotel and want nothing but to get on the beach ASAP.

    packing cubes inside of a suitcase

    15. A pair of Sorel wedge booties with a design that'll keep your style looking fresh while remaining supportive and provide you with great traction on icy winter days. Talk about a responsible purchase, amiright!?

    16. Stainless-steel flatware, so you can replace the mismatched set you've been using since college and recycle all the sporks you've likely had stowed away "just in case."

    a set of silverware with scalloped edges

    17. Blackout curtains to help you get to bed early and catch the recommended amount of Zzzs like any proper adult. Or, feel free to use then to sleep until 2 p.m. on a Saturday — no judgment here.

    18. Home Chef's meal delivery service, a must-have for anyone who has been vowing to stop ordering out multiple times a week and would benefit from some at-home cooking guidance.

    19. Batiste dry shampoo that'll save the day and help you get out the door with fabulous hair you may or may not have forgotten to wash the night before because you were too busy doing OTHER adult things like binge-watching Gilmore Girls.

    20. A roll-on substance created to shield your skin from chafing and blisters, because for some reason becoming an adult means wearing shoes that pinch, rub, and cut up the back of your heels.

    a model applying the sport shield to the back of their ankle

    21. Or a set of compression sleeves that'll give your arches some much-needed support. Say "goodbye!" to that irritating pain you've been feeling in the middle of your feet after wearing fancy shoes to work all day.

    a black supportive band around the middle of a model's foot

    22. AeroGarden's Indoor Hydroponic Garden for anyone who always wanted to grow their own herbs but lives in an apartment and therefore has close to *zero* outdoor space.

    a reviewer's indoor aerogarden filled with grown plants

    23. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absent-minded while following a recipe.

    the automatic stirrer in a pan

    24. An automatic curling iron that'll do all the work for you in the morning so even if you snoozed your alarm five times you can still try to salvage your hair. What bad hair day!?

    25. Reliable Ryka sneakers you can throw on real quick before you head out the door to run a bunch of errands.

    26. A six-port USB charging station that'll make sure your gadgets are always juiced-up and ready to go.

    27. An adhesive credit card holder you can use to make splurging on a mid-day latte that much easier as you run quickly during a lunch break. No more fumbling around in your unorganized wallet!

    a model showing the stretchy pocket in the adhesive credit card holder

    28. Velvet hangers that'll help you gain control over your closet once and for all! Do you hear that? It's Marie Kondo cheering you on.

    29. A Billie razor subscription to make sure you never find yourself without a razor on the ONE occasion you actually want to wear a sexy dress and show off silky smooth legs.

    30. A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that's surely lurking everywhere we go.

    31. New hypoallergenic sheets, because there's no better way to set yourself up for success than putting fresh linens on your bed.

    the sheets in navy blue

    32. Or elegant sheets made of breathable bamboo cotton that'll impress your parents when they pay you an overnight visit.

    crisp white sheets on a bed

    33. Cable clips that'll prevent your cords from tangling, thus making you frustrated while trying to sort them out when your phone is dying and YOU JUST NEED TO GET THIS ONE WIRE OUT OF THIS MESS SO YOU CAN WATCH JOHN MAYER'S LIVESTREAM ON INSTAGRAM. Deep breaths.

    a wire placed nearly in a cable clip

    34. A USB-powered defuzzer you can use to remove all the pills from that oversized sweater you refuse to retire from your wardrobe. Now you'll look presentable and still feel cozy.

    35. An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so you'll never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.

    a model holding a rose hold tooth brush

    36. And coconut whitening strips from Burst Oral Care to help you safely revive your smile and give you an excuse to croon "my shiny teeth and me" like Chip Skylark in The Fairly Odd Parents.

    a circle of whitening strips in cute silver packaging with smiley faces on them

    37. A motion-activated toilet light, a must-have for anyone who is tired of stumbling over themselves when they get up in the middle of the night to pee.

    38. A magnetic slider to help everyone in your home keep track of whether the dog has been fed yet today. Sorry Fido, no more overeating for you!

    the magnetic slider that says "did you feed the dog?" at the top and lists each day of the week with the option to check off AM or PM on it

    39. A Drillbrush Power Scrubber that'll completely change the way you clean your bathroom and make you feel like you've conquered the world once you're finished.

    40. A rapid egg cooker you can use to make your breakfast faster than you can say, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"

    41. A grout pen to help restore your bathroom and kitchen floor into a sparkling beauty you'd have no hesitation to eat off of.

    42. A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball so you can make decisions on the spot without overthinking it. Should you watch an entire season of The Great British Baking Show this weekend? All signs point to yes.

    43. And Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps, because when all else fails you might as well kick your feet up and take a reading break.

    the cover of the book which shows a young woman and her cat sitting on a couch

    Congratulations! You're basically a real adult now!