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    26 Clever Products That'll Help You Feel Ready For Anything In 2021

    OK *almost* anything ...

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    1. A seven-pack of insect traps you stick into your plant pot to trap any unwanted bugs flying around your indoor garden.,

    Promising review: "Holy cow, these suckers work! I'm so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new house plant, plus re-potted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I'm buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!" —Megan

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $5.09.

    2. A subscription to NordVPN to browse the internet with peace of mind, knowing that your data stays secure behind a wall of encryption, even if you're logged onto public Wi-Fi.


    You can also say goodbye to pop-up ads! Take the opportunity to use up to six devices using one account without sacrificing speed.

    Sign up for one month plan for $11.95/month, a one-year plan for $4.92/month, and a two-year plan for $3.71/month.

    3. A set of clip-on bangs, because you're ready for change, but not permanent change. Now's your chance to see what you'd look like before the big commitment!

    a before and after of a reviewer trying on the bangs and they look real

    Promising review: "I had very LOW expectations for this. I accidentally cut my bangs too short the other night because my puppy distracted me mid cut. I thought it would be funny to buy this and wear it one day. I got it for laughs mostly, not really expecting it to look normal. AND OMG I AM SHOCKED! First of all, it's the exact same shade as my hair color. It was super easy to put on. The hair feels soft and realistic. I am so beyond amazed. So far, no one has been able to tell that the bangs are fake! I love them!" —JRod

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 35 colors).

    4. A pack of peel-and-stick cable clips for keeping your computer and charging cords untangled and off the floor so you're ready to charge your devices during work, or right before bed without getting on the ground to hunt for fallen cables.,

    Promising review: "It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!" —Nelis Perez

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    5. A wireless charging stand so you can glance at notifications and see if it's important without picking up your phone for long periods of distraction!

    Compatible with iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, Galaxy Note, and other Qi-enabled devices.

    Promising review: "My phone charge level used to be very low most of the time because I use phone very frequently in office and often I forget to connect the charger back. This wireless charger completely solved my problem because it also serves as a convenient phone stand. Placing the phone back in the charger is extremely easy and effortless. So my hand automatically places my phone back in this charger after I use the phone. Now since most of the time my phone is connected with this simple and convenient wireless charger my phone charge level is never low. I am a happy customer." —SimpleShop

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    6. A pair of amber-tinted glasses for anyone who spends hours in front of a computer. These'll rescue your tired eyes by minimizing eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.,

    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!" —Ariele Monzo

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in seven strengths).

    7. A portable bug bite suction tool that'll reduce the itching and swelling your body is experiencing after a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting.

    a side by side showing the bug suction tool in action on someone's finger and a progression shot of a bug bit disappearing after use
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    The suction can be pretty strong so use caution and try a small amount of suction first and work your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in black).

    8. A pack of four toe separators so bunions and overlapping toes won't stop you from wearing your new favorite pair of shoes.

    a before and after of a reviewer's toe overlapping with their big toe and then the other image shows the toe separator keeping the toes apart

    Promising review: "These are absolutely a godsend! It is a great alternative to bunion surgery. My second toe was creeping over my big toe and at times causing spasms. These have made all the difference in the world! I am a very satisfied customer. Worth every penny! They are very comfortable to wear even with your shoes or sandals on."—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes that'll feed your indoor flowers and plants for up to two months to help keep them healthy and taken care of, because you weren't ready to be a plant parent until this changed the game.

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.70.

    10. A waterproof phone pouch so your essentials stay safe. While your phone is in the bag, you can totally still use it and take tons of amazing photos UNDER WATER! This reviewer tested it with a piece of paper and it's 100% dry.

    It fits Google, Samsung, and Apple devices, including the iPhone XS Max.

    Promising reviews: "I purchased this case in July for an upcoming canoe trip with a friend, and as luck would have it, we flipped our canoe about an hour from our pick up point. My ID and my debit card ended up at the bottom of the river. Fast forward to earlier this week. I was contacted via Facebook by an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office diver and guess what he found? Yup, my phone case with all of the contents intact and dry as a bone! He had to cut the case open, but there was not one single drop of water in it and he ended up purchasing a case for himself, because he was just that impressed! I’m not one who is easily impressed by much of anything anymore, but if you are planning a trip and need a waterproof case, this is the one to get!" —Julie McDonald

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 15 colors).

    Check out our full review of this waterproof phone pouch (#5)!

    11. A purse organizer so when you're going about your *busy life* you can easily (and quickly!) find your phone, wallet, keys, etc.

    Let me get into just how many pockets this thing has. There are 13 pockets total, three exterior pockets, ten interior. There is a singly detachable pocket in the middle so you can use it as a separate wallet if needed. And finally there is a long felt key chain attached that'll help you find your keys right way, each time.

    Promising review: "This thing is great! I have a large bag I use as a carry-on when I fly by plane. Unfortunately it has very few pockets and is just like a bottomless pit. This fit in perfectly. I was able to organize all my items quite well. They were easy to retrieve in flight and in the airport. I didn't use the zipper compartment at all, but did put that piece in to use it as a divider. It is well-made and sturdy. Be sure to measure your inner bag space first!" —Susan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.66+ (available in six sizes and 13 colors).

    12. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that'll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else, with no scrubbing required. We love an all-natural, no-hassle way to clean!

    a before and after showing a bottle well cleaned of water stains after the product was used

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.

    Check out our closer look of these Bottle Bright tablets!

    13. A non-slip fridge liner so you can give yourself an added layer of protection against leaky food. We don't know exactly what 2021 will hold, but we can assume by now it'll be a little messy.

    a before and after showing the liner being cleaned easily now that spills and things are falling on the easily cleanable liner instead of the fridge itself // Amazon

    Simply remove and clean in the sink! IDC what people say, I will and I ~have~ cried over spilt milk. You can cut to fit any sizes and shapes you need!

    Promising review: "I bought this liner to line my refrigerator shelves. I like how this roll is big enough to line my whole refrigerator. I needed to get a sharper scissor to cut this liner cleanly. It makes it easier to clean the refrigerator and I can just remove it to wash it." —Peter T.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three colors).

    14. A pack of makeup-remover cloths to gently and effectively remove all the makeup that's been soaking into your pores throughout the day. This will help minimize breakouts and also make you feel generally cleaner before bed each night.

    a reviewer with half their face covered in makeup and the other half cleaned off

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99 (available in three color combinations).

    15. A weekly pill organizer so you can be a responsible adult and take your medicine and vitamins daily (and when you're supposed to)! Might be hard to swallow, but this is super important.

    the organizer with days of the week on the outside and on the top it reads abbreviations for morning, noon, evening, and bedtime

    Promising review: "I have had this for a few months now. I don’t think I’ve missed any medicine since I started using it. I am on ten different meds which I take several times a day. This is perfect. I love that I can put the day in my purse or pocket and I am set for the day." —Karen R. Starken

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    16. A bottle of earwax removal drops that'll do all the hard work for you. Gone are the days of using five cotton swabs just to get nothing out, even though you know there's still wax in there! Now you can hear when your mom says, "You're doing amazing sweetie!",

    Promising review: "I've been having ear hearing and cloggage issues for a month. My ear would not drain properly and it was frustrating me very much. I bought this product and used it twice and I could hear again. This is by far the best ear cleaning product ever! Highly recommended!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

    17. A visually stunning hanger stacker so you can spend an entire Sunday cleaning your closet for five hours, and end up with long-term organizational solutions. Only grown-ups brag about this kind of stuff.

    the hangers on the stacker well organized and taking up way less space than if they didn't have a place to stack

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

    Get it from Amazon for $18.29.

    18. A fabric defuzzer, because this tool will make all of your fuzzy sweaters, throw pillows, and worn down furniture look like they just came 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." —Dena Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    Check out our Conair Fabric Defuzzer deep dive for more deets!

    19. A pack of charcoal oil-absorbing tissues to confront your oily T-zone in the fastest manner possible. They're super absorbent and will be your go-to for years to come.,

    Promising review: "From greasy to matte in seconds! I love how well these work and how big the sheets are. They absorb the access oil on my skin without removing my makeup. Glad I bought these, you will be, too." —Jessica Ellis

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95 (available in three scents).

    Check out our closer look at these oil-absorbing tissues!

    20. A flexible cable protector so you can prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks. We all wish we bought this about three chargers ago, but now's your chance.

    the cable cords protecting the ends of chargers

    Promising review: "I am always breaking my cables so I got these little protectors for all my wires, what a great bang for the buck. There are plenty in a package, it was enough for all my cables and I had some left over for the future." —Buzgal

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.99.

    21. A wall organizer for your new home office. Spend hours trying to find important documents? Put them all in one place where they won't get lost!

    the wall hanger showing the folders in colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple

    Promising review: "This is a great product. It allowed me to declutter my massive paperwork at home. I also allocated two slots for my kids to insert their forms that require my signature, in turn helping me to teach them how to clean their place tidy and how to properly manage/file documents." —Xinsen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.35 (also available in gray).

    22. A magnetic paper towel holder so you can clear space on your kitchen counter and use the empty space on your magnetic fridge.


    Promising review: "I love this. It’s perfect for my small kitchen. I hate having stuff on the counters since my kitchen is so small. I used it vertically instead of horizontally. Works perfectly and it is sturdy." —Laura Caballero

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    23. A set of two vinyl furniture scratch guards to help your pets finally get the message that your really expensive couch is not their really expensive toy.

    A side by side showing a damaged leg of the couch next to the protected side un-touched

    Promising review: "I purchased these because my destructive cats tore up two sofas. I purchased a new sofa and didn't want to go down that road again if I could help it. I have already tried sprays, calming scent diffusers, and double sided tape. None of these worked. I put these on two sofas and so far my cats have left them alone. I have had them on for a couple of months. Of course, you can see them but they have an obvious purpose. They attach by screw in fasteners with a spiral pin. I haven't had any problem with rips from these. They needed tightening a couple times, but that is it." —Kristy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90+ (available in six sizes).

    24. An outlet shelf so your bathroom products don't take up precious counter space cluttering up your morning routine.


    Promising review: "I have been looking for a small shelf for my bathroom to put my mini speaker on, and this is the BEST! The size is perfect; I love it." —KMAC

    Get it from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in two colors and multipacks).

    25. A pack of 50 velvet hangers that'll transform your closet from chunky and mismatched hangers to sleek and slim ones so everything fits better for years to come.

    Promising review: "I needed to update my hangers and get rid of the plastic ones. I’m happy with the way they look and how they are much better for my clothes (not more weird bumps in sleeves). They also stay on way better than other ones!" —SC

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

    When you're well prepared for everything and 2021 is shook.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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