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    39 Things To Help You Feel Like A Productive Adult

    "We did a great job," —your parents to each other after seeing what a fine adult you've become.

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

    2. 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.

    3. A chic lunch bag to leave on your kitchen counter and remind you to pack your lunch the night before instead of rushing in the morning.

    4. 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).

    5. A monthly planner that'll become your constant companion in fighting the chaos that is your day-to-day. It comes with SO many stickers and a color-coded system that'll make your heart sing.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

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

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. Or 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.

    12. 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!?

    13. 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."

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

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

    17. 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.

    18. Dumbbells you can use to get a quick at-home workout in before heading to work or while you watch Real Housewives at night.

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

    20. 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!?

    21. A cast iron skillet you'd definitely see in a true adult's home! You can use it to whip up some veggies for your meal prep next week — SO productive.

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

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

    24. 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.

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

    26. 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.

    27. 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.

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

    29. 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.

    30. A 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.

    31. 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.

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

    33. Or 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.

    34. 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.

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

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

    37. A productivity notepad that'll get you started on the right foot today and every day. #Adulting.

    38. A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball so you can make decisions on the spot without overthinking it. Should you go to brunch this weekend? All signs point to yes.

    39. And Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps, because when all else fails you might as well kick your feet up and take a reading break.

    If it were up to me, I'd give you an A+ in being an adult just for reading this post.

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