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    20 Products Anyone Who Lives Alone Will Probably Want To Buy ASAP

    Roommates? I don't know them.

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    1. A foldable step stool that'll be super sturdy and helpful for doing odd jobs around the house, especially for reaching tall cabinets or storage spaces that are juuuuuust out of reach.


    Promising review: "This stool step ladder is great to have around the house. I cannot reach the top cabinets in my kitchen and wanted a step ladder that wasn't big and bulky. This one really fit the bill. It is small and lightweight but durable. It is good to store in the pantry for easy access." —Krista Dudley

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. A rock with a hidden compartment for your house key in case you're ever, let's say, between a rock and hard place after getting locked out.


    Promising review: "Can't believe I'm writing a review for a fake rock, but what the hell? I'm on a roll tonight. Looks just like a real rock and camouflages really easily. Even feels real. Could it be real? OK, now I'm just blowing my own mind." —Giff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    3. A jar-opening gadget that'll work so well the first time, you'll never have to say, "Well, I loosened it!" ever again.


    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters." —moorecats

    You can affix this one under your cabinets, so it's perfect for small kitchens, where storage space is limited.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.69.

    4. A 39-piece toolbox so you can solve quick fixes on your own and say, "Nailed it!"


    The set includes:

    1 piece 10’ tape measure

    1 piece 8 oz claw hammer

    1 piece 6” slip joint pliers

    1 piece bit driver

    1 piece 2” bit connector

    1 piece 8” scissors

    1 piece utility snap-off knife

    4 pieces precision screwdrivers

    8 pieces SAE hex keys

    20 pieces 1” screwdriver bits

    Promising review: "I live alone, and this fits all my little fix-it needs whenever they occur. I now no longer have to use my shoe as a makeshift hammer, and it’s amazing. I’ve successfully put together a table, two chairs, and a bookcase and feel very proud. It would have taken so much longer without these little things. Definitely recommend if you need just the bare basics around the house." —Rae

    Get a 39-piece tool set from Amazon for $16.99+, and get a drill kit from Amazon for $58.63+.

    5. An essential oil diffuser to make the most of the peace and quiet you get from living alone. Meditate with the smells of lavender and relieve sinus pressure with the humidifying effects.

    This one doubles as a humidifier and is very quiet, perfect for using while you snooze.

    Promising review: "I have used this a few times now and I am impressed! I have used several types of essential oils in it, both name-brand and store brands, and the scent really spreads across the room. I like that it will emit a beeping sound to let you know when the water level is low or is about to shut off. I also like using the multicolor function." —Nki

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in three colors).

    6. A shirt-folding board so you actually put away your laundry when it comes out of the dryer instead of clumping it all in a "clean pile" and procrastinating because no one will see it anyway.

    Promising review: "Of all the household chores, I think I despise folding laundry the most. Got this Prime yesterday morning while in the midst of reorganizing my closet. Works fantastic!" —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in seven colors).

    7. A pack of adhesive light sensors you can attach to your bed, cabinets, drawers, and hallways for better visibility in the middle of the night, when your empty home can feel a bit ~sPoOkY~.


    FYI, the auto-on feature happens within 10 feet of the light, and the auto-off happens after 15 seconds of no motion being detected, all of which helps prolong battery life!

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical about these, but they have actually been a lifesaver. I have them placed everywhere. I live alone, so I have these placed all around my house and around the backyard for my dogs. I have some in my home as well for nighttime; when I come in my house, it lights up automatically. A great buy!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A sleek lift-top coffee table for storing your favorite entertainment goodies. Keep board games, books, DVDs, and puzzles in here for when you have guests over or if you're just enjoying "me time" on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


    Promising review: "This table was easy to assemble, and all of the pieces were labeled and the instructions were easy to follow. This table is strong and sturdy. I like that I can use my laptop on the couch now. The mechanism to lift the top is easy to use, and I like all of the storage the table has." —wuaaron2001

    Get it from Amazon for $144.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A body pillow that'll make cuddly sleepers feel right at home even when solo — not to mention, it could help back pain caused by poor sleeping positions.


    Promising review: "Pregnant or not, this pillow needs to be in your life. As I get older, sometimes my knees ache, and I've found putting a small pillow in between my knees helps that. This massive cuddly monster solves all my sleeping problems. It's also great for sitting up in bed. You can fold up one of the arms and prop yourself up. I live alone, and ladies, if you get yourself a good vibrator and one of these pillows ... you don't even need a man in your life. This maternity pillow is the best boyfriend I've ever had." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95.

    10. A wine vacuum stopper, because if you drink wine alone, this is a great tool for keeping your bubbly fresh when you don't want to finish the bottle.

    Promising review: "This is a really good tool for preserving wine. It came with two stoppers and I use it every day. It's easy to use and helps keep the wine fresh much longer. Living alone, I usually take several days to finish off a bottle, so this has been a great value for me. Highly recommend." —Rpal

    Get it from Amazon for $11.87+ (available in seven varieties).

    Read more about why people are obsessed with this wine stopper in the BuzzFeed post "If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper."

    11. A visually stunning hanger stacker if you have no one to blame but yourself for that one closet in your house that you try to forget about. So messy.

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time. I wish I had known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!" —Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $18.45.

    12. Some silicone stretch lid covers, because you are trying to be better at cooking for one but you still manage to have leftovers. Store your food properly so it doesn't go to waste. Speaking of waste, these will help rid your life of one-use plastics!


    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing replacement for plastic wrap or other covers that are not eco-friendly! And it saves you money in the long run! You can throw them in the fridge/freezer/microwave because they are made out of the most kitchen/earth-friendly material...silicone! Plus, they're easy to clean, easy to use, and durable as hell!" —Tammy Cardona-Zambeis

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in small — 2.4"–3.4" — and multi-size: 3"–10").

    13. A handy hook so all those multiple trips from the store to your kitchen counter can be a thing of the past.


    Promising review: "These have been an absolute dream to own — my wife and I never go shopping without them. They're very well made and help us make fewer trips with more bags. It says they will handle up to 50 pounds per handle; I never bothered to weigh what I put on them, but they have held up under pretty heavy loads that I thought for sure would make them bend or break. So far, not a warp, crack, or bend in sight!" —Maverick

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A night-light that'll change into seven different colors and add some ambient light for a little company when night falls.


    Promising review: "This is cute and soft. One thing I really like about it is that it can change colors automatically. Also, it can be charged like a phone, which means that it does not need to be plugged in when you use it and you can move it anywhere you want" —Stormy_anita

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two styles and with or without a remote control).

    15. A natural lavender aromatic mist you can spray around the room and on your pillows if sleeping alone causes you some anxiety. The smell of fresh lavender can help calm you right before bed.


    Promising review: "I am pleased with this linen spray. It lingers a lot longer than other sprays I have tried. It is not overbearing, yet you notice it is there as soon as you enter the room." —Granof6

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight scents).

    16. A bedside caddy to keep your phone, remote, and current favorite book all in one place, because no one is going to grab them for you across the room. Why get out of bed and do it yourself when it can be within arm's reach!


    Also fits leftover pizza and any additional snacks you might have accumulated. We're hunkering down for winter here, people; it's time to stock up.

    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs. It stays in place between the mattress and box spring. I've stopped dropping my iPhone during the night because it's in the pocket instead of on my night table." —lady g

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    17. A pack of 120 Hefty kitchen trash bags, made to hold 13 gallons of waste and designed with a drawstring to ensure a tight grip on trash cans. Especially important if you're the one always taking out the trash.

    Promising review: "How did I get to this point in my life where I have go-to garbage bags and would review them? The bags fit my Rubbermaid 13-gallon touch-top trash can as expected. They're easy to put on, and they stand up to my extreme laziness when it comes to taking out the trash in a timely fashion. I feel like they've held together under 20 or more pounds of pointy trash in them without fail, which is all I could ask from a trash bag." —Shaky Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $16.96.

    18. A bulk set of 12 handmade bath bombs to set the perfect bathtime mood when you're finally home after a long day surrounded by other people. These handcrafted bombs fizz and moisturize with shea and cocoa butter.


    Promising review: "Bought these for my girlfriend, and she said they are BETTER than Lush's bath bombs. We used one together and they smell great and leave your skin smooth, and most do not contain glitter. Will definitely purchase these again. They're a little bit smaller than Lush bombs, but there was no difference in terms of color, scent, or skin softening. You could put Lush on this box and not even recognize a difference. These are quality bombs. If you are looking for a gift for someone or looking to use bath bombs yourself, buy these; you will not regret it." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $26.80.

    19. A silicone freezing tray that'll section off soup portions but also perfectly sized freshly frozen meals for the week. When you come home after a long day at work, you'll be super thankful that meal prep is one less thing you have to think about.

    It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies. Simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy-cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space — which, let's face it, is most of us — this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon-size ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers! To anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    20. And a pack of recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples that'll soak up the gasses in your fridge that cause fruits and veggies to go bad. It's hard for one person to get through groceries in just a few days!


    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We had to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. Great product, and have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    Oh, the joys of living alone.


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