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    28 Things That Work So Well You Might Actually Want To Use Them Every Morning

    Never underestimate the comforting power of a pair of memory foam slippers.

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    1. A wake-up light that simulates a natural sunrise so you can be gradually and peacefully woken up instead of awaking in a sudden, or jarring manner like you usually do.

    A model looking at the circular shaped clock emitting a light similar to that of a sunrise

    Promising review: "I got this alarm clock because currently I'm sleeping in a basement room with no windows (I promise it's not as depressing as it sounds) and was having a rough time waking up in the morning without the sun to give me an extra nudge toward consciousness. I was also dealing with some noisy upstairs neighbors and figured having a light-based alarm would allow me to sleep with earplugs and still get up on time, though I was nervous that I might not respond to the light. Turns out I'm super light sensitive, and this works great as a wake-up device. Even my dog (who also shares my windowless basement room) has learned what the light means." —Ladybug

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95.

    2. This "wrinkle release" spray so you can quickly get rid of wrinkles and get dressed if you're short on time and don't want to wait for the iron to heat up (we've all had one of those mornings, and some of us have them every morning).

    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb dot com. You just spray it on your clothes, smooth out the clothes with your hands quickly, wait a few minutes, and the clothes are wrinkle-free! I hate ironing, so this is magic. Obviously it won't work on hard creases but wrinkles from the dryer, for example, it will get rid of." —J. Larsen

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.94.

    3. A dry shampoo that'll immediately turn your oily roots into volumized, textured strands so it appears as if you washed your hair when you actually had no time all week.

    A hand holding a can of dry shampoo

    Promising review: "Batiste is hands-down the BEST dry shampoo I have come across. I have bangs, fine hair, and oily skin — an unfortunate trifecta. I spritzed some on my (previously air-dried) bangs and roots before bed and put my hair in a top knot (without brushing) and woke up the next morning with volume and waves like I've only had from a professional blowout — and it stayed like that all day!" —CaffeinatedDaria

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    4. This compact cold brew maker so you can get your ice-cold caffeine fix without ever leaving your apartment. Prepare it at the start of the week and just let it sit in your fridge until you're ready to pour yourself a cup.

    A diagram showing instructing you to pour coffee into the filter, brew it in the pitcher and enjoy the cold brew

    Promising review: "I was wasting money every single morning at Starbucks on coffee I didn't even like until the Takeya came into my life. I went from spending $90 to $100 on coffee a month to under $10. This is how I make my coffee: I fill up the tube about three quarters of the way full of coffee grounds (so it's extra concentrated) on Saturday night. On Monday morning I remove the coffee grounds and pour three parts coffee and one part cold water over ice in my to go cup with a splash of coconut milk. Adding the water to it makes it so I can make five cups of coffee — good for one every morning for the entire work week. That way I don't have to worry about running out since it takes about 36 hours to make. It's that easy! Not only does it save me money but it also saves me all the time I spent waiting in the drive through (I live in Seattle where lines for coffee get long!) Bottom line is it's totally worth it if you're trying to find ways to cut back on spending." —Katie Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (also available in a larger two-quart size and in three colors).

    5. And a rapid egg cooker so you can have a hearty breakfast with hard-boiled eggs quickly and in time for your morning work meeting.

    The egg cooker that holds six eggs and has a dome cover

    Promising review: "I love hard-boiled eggs for protein especially when I’m on the go as a student/worker but it’s hard to wait for the water to boil then put in the eggs and get ready all at the same time. This cooker is amazing!! Saves me time, it’s quick and I don’t have to watch it while it cooks I can go get ready and then I hear a loud buzzer notifying me when the eggs are done! (The buzzer is really loud. It sounds like a basketball game buzzer) I was surprised how fast the eggs cooked and was afraid they were still raw." —OnAJourney

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. A microfiber hair wrap that'll dry your hair up to 50% faster if you really don't want to step out to run errands with soaking wet hair but also can't afford additional heat damage from your dryer.

    A model wearing a navy blue wrap on their head

    Promising review: "I have wavy hair that needs product or it gets frizzy. When I took this off my head after my shower, my hair was ALMOST DRY and I had all these well-defined curls! I couldn't believe it. And the large button and wide loop make it easy to put on, unlike the others with the small button and tight loop that were so frustrating — they went right into the donation pile. Don't hesitate, this is worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in three colors).

    Check out our full review of the Aquis original hair towel.

    7. This handmade ceramic oatmeal bowl so you can dig into a delicious hot oatmeal breakfast while you sit on the couch and check in on emails — it's a simple way to just make mornings cozier.

    A model holding a bowl with a cup-like handle for the hand
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Love this mug for oatmeal, soup, and other warm dishes. It is easy to hold in one hand or two and perfect for sitting on the couch and snuggling up." —MRS. FITZ

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $36 (available in two sizes).

    8. This personal blender with a take-along bottle so you can treat yourself first thing in the morning to a delicious fruit smoothie.

    Promising review: "I very much enjoy this personal blender! I use it in the morning to make a smoothie to drink on my commute so I'm not starving by lunchtime." —ag.fabozzi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    9. A tube-wringer, because wringing the tube to squeeze out as much toothpaste as possible is enough to make anyone's blood boil early in the morning. This thing will make sure you actually get every last drop out.

    A reviewer showing a contraption that turns to reel in the toothpaste tube and move the paste up to the opening

    Promising review: "These work great. They keep even a full tube upright so the bathroom counter looks tidier. The key twists the empty section of the tube easily so every bit of the toothpaste is used with no fuss. Have one for my husband and one for each of the kids." —Chelley Patterson

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. This foam roller so you can begin your day feeling a little more relieved from sore muscles. Regular use of a foam roller can restore blood flow, enhance flexibility, and extend your range of motion.

    A model using a cylindrical foam roller on their thigh

    Promising review: "This foam roller literally saves my life (and my quads) every time I lift or do a hard workout. I can tell a significant difference in soreness and recovery when I do roll, and I definitely will be sore for days longer if I don't. Overall, the roller is good quality and isn't breaking apart in any way." —ajcope

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    11. A daily planner because organizing all your obligations at the start of your day can help you be more productive and help your tasks run more smoothly. This pad has ample space for jotting down your schedule, major priorities, a to-do list, meals, and any additional notes or reminders.

    The pad

    Looking to boost your productivity? Then this notepad is for you! You can keep a log of your hourly schedule, plus top priorities for each day. Each note is sticky, so once removed from the pad, you can stick to your fridge, nightstand, bathroom mirror, etc. In the notes section, you can keep track of daily water intake and bills that need to be paid! This pad may seem super simple, but it'll keep you organized in a big way!

    Promising review: "I love this notepad. I was looking for something that I could use daily at work to help with organization and follow through and this does the trick. I take a few minutes at the start each day and fill out a page, stick it to the top of my folder and it keeps me on track." —LJ

    Get three from Amazon for $14.50.

    12. This heat protectant spray so you can get through your daily 'do with as little heat damage as possible.

    The product in a spray bottle
    Foxy Bae

    Promising review: "This is a great product. I bought this for my daughter since she flat irons her hair daily. This leaves her hair smooth and shiny. It's easy to apply, and I love that it can be used on wet or dry hair. We've spent a small fortune trying so many different products, but now we have found THE one! I highly recommend this product." —Laurie S.

    Get it from Foxy Bae for $14.95.

    13. A bottle of Bioderma micellar water to give your skin an additional gentle cleanse mid-way through the morning when you've just returned from running errands and want to wipe off your tinted moisturizer.

    A model holding a bottle with the product inside

    Promising review: "This product is great! I love using it! With just one or two cotton pads, I can clean my entire face and get rid of any makeup. Even mascara and the primer. It's not harsh. My skin never tingles or feels tight, only refreshed and clean. I would highly recommend this. I think it's also helped in having less oily skin. There's no odor afterward, either." —Richard Lincoln

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three sizes and in packs of one, two, or three).

    14. This portable electric razor you can use on both dry and wet skin to give your legs a touch-up before you head out the door.

    A reviewer holding a compact device with small razors

    Promising review: "I love this thing so much! If you are in a rush or if the your hair under your arms is too short to fully shave, this thing is perfect. I wear tank tops to work every day, so I always make sure that my underarms are shaved. This has saved me from so much razor burn. You can also use it on your bikini line, legs, and your arms! It’s super easy to clean too and I have taken it on multiple airplanes!" —Kasey Mogavero

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    15. And this Each & Every aluminum-free deodorant that'll work overtime throughout the day to keep your pits smelling fresh even when you're sweating up a storm. It's vegan and cruelty-free and made from sustainable packaging.

    Three sticks of deodorant in lemon & lavender, coconut & lime, and citrus & vetiver

    Promising review: "This is by far the best deodorant I have come across. It doesn’t wear off after working out or just running errands like other brands. I am definitely sold on this product." —Shonda Hall

    Get it from Each & Every for $15 (available in 11 scents and the options to choose four mini deodorants, three full-size deodorants, and three full-size bestsellers).

    16. A breakfast sandwich maker because everything's easier when there's food as a reward., Amazon

    The cooking plates are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I really try to fight my love of gadgets in favor of an uncluttered home, but this one I couldn't resist. I use it every morning before work to have a hot breakfast without, heaven forbid, waking up earlier." —RachelM

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two colors).

    17. A pair of fuzzy slippers so you won't have to shuffle across cold floors to get to the bathroom or make your breakfast.

    A reviewer wearing the brown slippers which are lined with fur

    Promising review: "These slippers definitely look like an imitation Ugg or Bearpaw slippers but they are just as comfy with a wonderful memory foam sole. I cook and bake a lot and stand for hours in the kitchen and I'm always looking for comfortable memory foam slippers. These slippers are perfect for the fall and winter months ahead and are cute enough to wear outdoors for a quick walk or even to stores (don’t judge). I love that the fur isn’t pure white but a cream which almost looks and feels like real fur. I love the cushiony, comfy sole best. The upper suede is very good too." —Zhill

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in women's shoe sizes 5-6–9-10 and 10 colors).

    18. This light therapy lamp for those cold, gloomy mornings when you're just begging the sun to come out and add some sunshine to your home. This lamp mimics natural light without the harmful UV rays.

    A small square light on a desk

    Promising review: "I love this light. It makes me feel way better when it's grim and dark and wintery. It's very bright, and just what I was looking for. I guess my cat missed the sun too, because she makes a point of lying in front of it when it's on, and it makes her less grumpy. Light therapy for elderly cats: highly recommended. Light therapy for people: also recommended." —Jessa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    19. A one-step Stila color correcting primer to even out skin tone before you get ready for the day.

    Stila Cosmetics,

    Promising review (for the right photo): "I originally purchased this product to use as a makeup primer and was happy with the results — it wasn't until a recent vacation that I realized what all it was doing besides just priming. I spent most of my time on the beach and had bought oil-free sunscreen that was supposed to be formulated for your face — while it wasn't oily, it also didn't provide any protection from the sun. My face got very burnt, complete with sunglasses tan lines. Not having all of my usual beauty products, I decided to apply some of the One Step Correct before bed. I couldn't believe what I saw in the mirror in the morning. The burn was gone and I didn't have any of the peeling that I usually get after a sunburn." —Grace Rausch

    Get it from Amazon for $30.

    20. This Nivea in-shower body lotion so you can start the day with properly moisturized and super soft feeling skin.

    A bottle of product

    Promising review: "I recently started showering at my local gym to save time getting to work in the morning. This in-shower body lotion is a life and time saver. Now, I can comfortably lotion up after a shower without waiting forever for the moisture to soak in. Plus, my skin feels super soft all day! I know it's weird, but from time to time I have to pet my skin during the day because it's just so silky and touchable! I love this lotion!" —Sea1towne

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in packs of one and three).

    21. A simple headband to ~tie~ your look together and keep your hair out of your face when you want to get an early start on those emails.,

    Promising review: "I love these headbands! They're an awesome deal and they're perfect for keeping my huge, frizzy hair out of my face! The color choices are vibrant and the four different bands allow for them to work with any outfit. I get so many compliments when I wear them!" —Sarah

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in eight designs).

    22. Or a trendy padded velvet headband so you look effortlessly chic for virtual brunch meets with friends even when it's 10 a.m. and you're only half-awake.

    A reviewer wearing a black padded headband

    Promising review: "I have so many thoughts about this! This headband is so darling and is just what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been searching high and low for a trendy 'hatband' a la Duchess Kate, and this was perfect. The quality is better than expected and such a great price point! Looking forward to styling it for an upcoming wedding. But mostly, I definitely recommend!" —Rachael Mutschler

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in 20 colors).

    23. A Verb Energy bar if you always still feel groggy well into the morning and need a kick of energy without drinking coffee. This is made with organic green tea to keep your energy up.

    A blueberry oat bar on top of a packaged bar
    Verb Energy

    Promising review: "I absolutely love Verb energy bars! I’m a nursing student and sometimes I don’t have time to make coffee or grab some due to my hectic schedule, these energy bars are my go-to! They’re the perfect pick-me-up! They are worth it!" —Carina

    Get a pack from Verb Energy for $22+ (available in single-flavor packs, packs of two flavors, and packs of four flavors).

    24. This double-ended eyeliner pen so you can stamp on flawless eyeliner wings in literally seconds. It might actually make you enjoy doing makeup again instead of just getting frustrated with the process.


    The other side of the pen is a regular liner, so you can finish the job!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat-eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out...but to my surprise I put the left cat-eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I can now do a cat-eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    25. A Crave Naturals detangling brush because brushing your hair every morning has become so annoying that you'd much rather skip it. This brush tames knots quickly, efficiently, and gently all in a few strokes, so you won't have to tear out parts of your mane in a fit of anger.,

    Promising review: "I am always skeptical of products that claim to 'glide through,' but this brush actually works! I have very thick, kinky, coily hair and this brush passes through my hair easily both wet and dry. I'd recommend this product to anyone looking for a good detangling brush." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88 (also available in black, blue, and turquoise).

    26. This two-minute journal that'll take you just a few minutes to respond to prompts that'll get you in a positive mood for starting the day.

    The cover of the book

    Promising review: "I purchased this for myself at a bookstore, then purchased two more for my coworker and my mom. High quality with simple prompts (What are you going to let go of? What are you grateful for? What are you going to focus on?). Love this little book. Excellent choice for those who want the meditation of journaling but can't seem to commit to a longer free-form journaling style." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $14.52.

    27. An elliptical machine you can set up in your living room if you love to start your day with some cardio. It has eight levels of resistance, a digital monitor to display your pulse, and anti-slip handlebars and foot pedals. Best of all, it's compact and won't take up too much space., Amazon

    Promising review: "I LOVE my elliptical! I’ve had for about two months now. I love the mode that switches from time to pulse to distance, etc. it tells you how many miles you’ve gone in a current session and how many miles you’ve gone in total! I think it’s awesome knowing I've gone 70 miles since I got it! I put it together myself and it wasn’t that bad. It’s small enough that I can leave it in my living room, but light enough to wheel it into the spare room." —Amanda Dewitz

    Get it from Amazon for $179.

    28. And a cute and cozy robe because it's so adorable and plush looking that you might actually get excited to hop out of bed (even on the chilliest of mornings).

    A reviewer wearing a purple robe, which falls at their knee, has a tie waist, a hood, and pockets

    Promising review: "This is perfect! Just what I expected. The fit is true to size and comes with a tie so you can make it as tight or loose as you want it. The material is of good quality and perfect as you get out of the shower. It is very soft and doesn't feel cheap at all. Doesn't take long before you start to feel warm with this on. The animal ear hoodie part is just the cutest." —Essence

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes S–L and four designs/colors).

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