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    31 Clever Products That'll Make You Feel Ready For Anything In 2019

    "Preparing for the worst, but expecting also the worst." —Us in 2019

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    1. A water bottle with a spill-proof lid and removable straw that'll track the amount you drink in a day with colorful movable rings. It'll have you saying, "H2Omg I drank so much water today!", Amazon

    Promising review: "Best $11 I’ve ever spent. I used to hate drinking water throughout the day and could never remember to do it, but this bottle turns water intake into a game. I have increased my daily water intake by over five times without even thinking about it, and I feel so much happier and healthier. Don’t even think twice about this purchase. It is SO worth it!!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    2. A pack of 36 hydrocolloid acne-absorbing patches to put on any surprise pimples overnight and — WOW — say goodbye to pus, oil, and inflammation in the morning.


    Promising review: "I’m a 47 year old woman who has adult cystic acne for 12 years. Four months ago I got the worst cystic zit of my life. It kept closing up and then refilling. I was so depressed and researched these dots online. I paid for next day shipping and was amazed how great they work! They were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. They dots filled up so much, I ran out and when I went to reorder they were back ordered so I had to order another brand. The other brand was a couple of dollars cheaper but they did not work as well. Get these! Seriously they really were a GODsend!" —auntylizzy

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.37 (available in four sizes).

    3. A copy of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, so you feel emotionally prepared for all the spring cleaning you're going to need to do.


    If you haven't watched Tidying Up on Netflix yet, I highly recommend!

    Promising review: "The reason for reading this book is not the specific advice about t-shirts and cupboards. It's about changing your relationship with the stuff you own. The tone of her book is so upbeat and positive, it's infectious. It's hard to keep reading it to the end, because you want to jump up and start using her methods immediately." —EB

    Get it from Amazon for $10.37.

    4. A cascading file wall to keep all the important bills, receipts, photographs, and mail you have strewn about the house organized and in one place — and easy to find later on.


    Promising review: "It was time to declutter the office work room counters, looking for replacements for the standard wire desktop file folder sorter that we were using to hold various forms. After endless days of looking at wall file folder pockets that were hideously expensive, I stumbled across this and instantly knew my search was over! This item is beautiful on the wall; it lays virtually flat vs. standard wall pockets that protrude. I wish I had more empty walls so I could buy more. And the price can't be beat." —MamaK

    Check out This Hanging Wall Organizer Will Basically Get Your Life Together For Under $15 for more info.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.26 (available in four colors).

    5. A metal bracelet so you can keep a handy hairband on deck without getting those indentations on your wrist. Plus, the gold accent will really tie your whole outfit together.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I wear this hair tie bracelet nearly every day. I get constant compliments and & they make a great gift!" —Kimberly

    Get it from The Grommet for $35 (available in three finishes) or a similar style from Amazon for $24.99.

    6. A set of labeled clothing dividers that'll make getting ready in the morning and finding ~just the right~ outfit less of a stressful endeavour.


    Promising review: "This is one of those products you don't know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn't even realize I had capri pants until I stared organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer." —Michelle

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.99 (four font options available).

    7. A drain millipede so you're prepared in case of slow-flowing drains. With just a few minutes of work (and no taking apart the drain), 2019 will be the year of unclogged drains!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought one of these because of the testimonial reviews and I thought, with six kids I know we have slow drains. So I break it out on a Saturday night and started with my bathroom sink. OH MY GOSH! Disgustingly amazing. In two seconds I pulled out a massive hair/soap clog. It was truly amazing and so gross! I went to work on the other bathroom drains and they weren't nearly as amazing or as quick but I pulled a bunch of dried hair out of the kids' tub. So after five drains, I had my fun. I've spent a small fortune on Drano-type products that never seem to work. I won't buy them again. I was even so amazed I shared the nasty pic on Facebook and didn't think twice about somebody judging me. Get this. And be prepared to throw it away as you're not going to want to clean it." —Jennifer R. Little

    Get it on Amazon for $4.86.

    For more on this wild product check out the BuzzFeed post, Hundreds Of People Love This Drain Snake, And The After Photos Have Me Gagging.

    8. A copy of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders that'll take you on adventures well off the beaten path. This book is chalk full of strange and unknown corners of the world, which makes it the perfect guide for your next trip.


    Promising review: "There's a terrific table of contents in front to guide you where you might want to go, but I kind of prefer the 'surprise me' method of just opening it up. The book is visually stunning, the pages and photos are crisp and clear. The writing is awesome. It's so easy to lose yourself in there." —CHaga

    Get it from Amazon for $26.25.

    9. A resume portfolio folder so you can ace that interview for your dream job! This is also great for taking notes in meetings without the distraction of a laptop.


    Check out those business card and pen holders!

    Promising review: "Really loving this quality portfolio folder and its design! It comes equipped with the necessary pockets and card holders that I need. The free letter pad that comes along is very useful too. The portfolio folder fits perfectly in my briefcase together with my iPad, notebooks and file folder. Great buy!"—Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    10. A set of four packing cubes for any last-minute trips you might have this year. With these, you can fit everything you'll need so you don't feel panicked and unorganized.

    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. I packed my clothes, shoes, and toiletry bag for a 10-day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was so much more room after packing in the cubes!" —Tiffany

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

    11. A gold-colored mirror so you can get ready at your desk for that last-minute networking event your coworker just threw on your cal.


    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A windshield cover to protect your car from the stormy weather ahead. It'll also get you to work on time because you won't be scraping ice and snow off your windshield!


    It wraps around your wheels so it won't come off or let snow underneath!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a Nor'easter, and let me tell you...this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!" —Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    13. A PopSocket, because you're like me, drop your phone like 100 times a day, and just can't get a grip. This nifty gadget will get you that perfect shot over the scenic bridge without dropping your phone into the river AND it'll prop up right for any video you want to watch or recipe you need to consult.


    Promising review: "This will be my fifth Popsocket I have purchased thus far. I must say, this is the most useful little accessory I have ever used on a phone and I am surprised not everyone has one. They will change the way you use your phone for the better. No more dropping your phone on your head while laying in bed or holding your phone awkwardly without support. I recommend you buy at least two of these things — that way you can use both to prop your phone up to watch movies." —Toria

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    14. A heel spray that'll add a layer of protection between you and your shoes so you're not fazed when breaking in a new pair of shoes.


    Promising review: "One of the things my grandma always said was, 'take care of your feet.' It was one of the many things she said that I realized later were true. Even with buying good shoes and taking care of my feet, blisters remain a problem. With this, I can prevent them from happening. This product has changed my life. It works and keeps blisters away. It's a great preventive measure." —L. Proctor

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's review for more on this life-changer!

    15. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair so you can be ready quickly if you need to rush out the door.


    Promising review: "Perfect way to organize socks and make it fun to open the drawer and be like 'what socks am I gonna wear today?' And all the colors and patterns beam back at you. If you have boring socks then I would say screw it because you are boring." —Esq

    Get it from Amazon for $7.04.

    16. A kitchen towel that'll get you ready for all the 2019 guests you're gonna have over. It'll serve tea while you serve dinner.


    Promising review: "A vibrant pink tea towel, 100% cotton & an excellent design. I wish I'd got more for presents! Worth noting that there are six pictures on the full design." —Bonz

    Get it from ModCloth for $13.

    17. A (Sriracha included) keychain set so you can always have *in case of emergency* hot sauce in your bag. Swag.


    Promising review: "This is the second time I've bought this item. I owned one and kept it on my keychain for a very long time. It's helped me out on hikes, family reunions, Thanksgiving dinners, job interviews. It's amazing how many times bland foods need a good kick in the rooster." —Suspense

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A pack of BootRescue cleaning wipes, because your favorite pair of leather or suede shoes might end up damaged and stained from the salted snow., Amazon

    Promising review: "Worked perfectly on black suede booties. Splattered some creamy soup on them two months ago. Couldn't find anything that removed the stain. Tried these wipes as a last ditch effort. I can't believe it, they look brand new!! Stains came right out with very little effort." —AAD

    Get it from Amazon for $8.27 (available in a resealable pack).

    19. A collection of attached, collapsible bags to separate categories of food from the cart to the car. Not the best grocery shopper? You got this in the bag., Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm a stickler on how my groceries are packed. I hate half-full bags — I'm one lady, I can't carry five or six half-full bags of groceries. These bags, however, are so easy to carry! It takes the guesswork out of bagging groceries! The baggers were a little confused by them at first, but it didn't matter because these bags make bagging groceries foolproof! No more multiple trips in and out of the house and no more hundreds of plastic bags floating around my kitchen! One trip, easy to carry, reusable, and good for Mother Earth. LOVE!" —Amazon Customer

    Get the set of four from Amazon for $35.99.

    20. A pack of three oven liners so any unexpected mess that comes your way won't be too much of a headache to clean up. Time to make that juicy apple pie now!


    These liners are safe in heat up to 500°F/260°C, can be cut to any size you need, and can be cleaned in the dishwasher!

    Promising review: "Every Saturday, my grandsons spend the day and have frozen pizza for dinner — their choice. After having had to deal w/the splatters and burnt cheese in a non-self-cleaning oven, I purchased these liners and am delighted to say they're wonderful." —Carolyn Wright

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. A puzzle rolling mat for quickly rolling up your works in progress when you need to be on the go. Puzzles are in, messes are out!


    Promising review: "We were vacationing and were working on a 1000 piece puzzle. It wasn't finished when we had to pack up our gear and head home. We rolled up the mat with the puzzle inside and took it home. It worked great! When we got home we unrolled it and continued our puzzle adventure and finished it. Phew!" —Sonia

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    22. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll have you ready to deep clean items you gave up on years ago. This tablet will clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else, with no scrubbing required.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when they were new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two pack sizes).

    23. A tin of cheeky tea, so you can ease your anxiety approximately 50 cups worth. Blended with a relaxing mixture of camomile, liquorice and lemon.


    Get it from Firebox for $12.99.

    24. A migraine headache stick so anyone who gets headaches out of nowhere will feel a sigh of relief when they find this in their bag.


    Promising review: "Years ago a massage therapist I went to used a cream at my temples that helped greatly with headaches & nausea. I have tried to find that scent for years. THIS IS IT! I use it daily on my temples & the back of neck just below my hairline. It helps 100% with the nausea I suffer from meds I take. Many of my headaches I can prevent from going to a migraine by applying again at start of headache. I take so many meds because of autoimmune disease's that I like not having to pop another pill for my headaches. I am the most skeptical person you will find when it comes to homeopathic or oils etc., but this works!" —DVS

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Read more about this life-changing product in our review, Attention, Headache Sufferers: This Essential Oil Stick Will Change Your Damn Life.

    25. A catch-all beauty bag perfect for last-minute travel because let's face it, your make-up isn't going to get much more organized than this!

    Promising review: "This is genius! It's a great size and holds a whole fancy face's worth of makeup AND brushes. I dig the fact that the center features a huge pocket. Easy to use, no drawstring issues, and shuts tight! This is wonderful for small bathroom counters because you can adjust the drawstring so that it opens halfway into a bowl shape. I thought it would be really cheap-looking/feeling but it's not!" —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    26. A set of plastic heel protectors ideal for outdoor weddings in the spring and even graduations you'll be attending in May. Basically for any outdoor event in heels, you're gonna want a pair of these to keep you steady.


    Promising review: "I unfortunately forgot to put these on my shoes for the outdoor ceremony and pictures. My heels sunk into the grass and the heels also kept getting caught on my dress which was an intricate lace. Once I was back to the bridal suite, before heading back to the reception, I put these on and they worked fabulously. Not only did they prevent my heels from sinking into the ground, they also protected my gown from the heels catching when I walked, which had been a huge unanticipated problem. They are slightly visible, but the delicate petal shape makes them pretty and unobtrusive. I absolutely recommend these and won't hesitate to use them in the future." —npview

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in XXS—M).

    27. A fabric defuzzer so when you pull out that sweater from storage and it's all worn, you can make it look like you just brought it home from the store.


    Promising review: "Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything de-pilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    Check out more about this awesome product in This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life.

    28. A buckle-free belt that'll help with quicker pee breaks and give you a more comfortable fit in the new year.


    Plus, no more weird bulge underneath your shirt.

    Promising review: "I bought my first one on Indiegogo cause I liked the idea. I bought the next one here on Amazon because I REALLY like it. I'm of a certain age where I have a bit hanging over my belt, and with this belt there is no pinching. Super easy to use, looks good, it's a real change to an item that's been basically unchanged for centuries." —Tom Wacker

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S and L and four colors).

    29. A pack of moldable glue to have on hand for all emergencies, whether it's repairing frayed cords, or even patching up pots and pans. It's so versatile you can't go wrong with having this stuff around the house!,

    Fun facts: It's waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). It sets strong and in place by turning into a durable, tactile silicone rubber overnight!

    Promising review: "This thing has so many uses! I keep buying this over and over. I've used this moldable glue to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (my license plate rattled when closing the trunk and two little balls of Sugru to the back of plate did the trick), and I've even made tool hangers in the garage with it." —fastrnu

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $19.95

    30. Or a flexible cable protector so you can prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks.

    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combos).

    31. An ingenious John Frieda hot air brush designed to be 50% brush, 50% blowdryer, and 100% more efficient for getting ready in the morning.

    It's got two heat settings and also claims to reduce frizz and boost shine!

    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon — seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!!" —debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two sizes).

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's review to find out why they're obsessed with this product!

    When you're well prepared for everything and 2019 is shook.


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