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    Oct 30, 2019

    23 Products For Anyone Trying To Fake It As A Functional Adult

    Fake it 'till you make it (to retirement).

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

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    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 $19.88+ (available in 13 colors and six sizes).

    2. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets, because you're so grownup actually doing your dishes these days, but you haven't thought about all the GUNK that's been building up in your dishwasher because of it. Clean the thing that cleans other things!

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    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.96.

    3. A non-slip fridge liner so your can give yourself an added layer of protection against messy food. Because being older means cleaning up after yourself.

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    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

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.89.

    4. A pair of oversized leaf scoops for your hands so you can clear your yard in record time. Not to mention make a very appropriate leaf pile to jump in!

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    Promising review: "These scoops are FANTASTIC. They turned a rather physically daunting chore into a much easier one, not to mention we spend literally less than half of the time that we normally have spent gathering up all these leaves and acorns. We are going to purchase another pair for NEXT season!! Wonderful ingenious tool! A must-have for raking chores!"—JMB

    Get them from Amazon for $26.45.

    5. And the Bag Butler, which can help you fill a 30-42 gallon bag with leaves without bending over or holding the bag. As a full-fledged elder of the community now, you also experience back pain. So with these, you just rake leaves right in!

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    It can also stand upright so you can use those leaf scoops I just mentioned and just plop them right into an up-right trash bag.

    Promising review: "I hate raking leaves and I've tried other leaf solutions like the huge plastic taco thing. This one plain works and makes swift work of leaves, even raking alone. I use 39-gallon bags. Make sure to insert the Butler into the bag so the handle cutouts are toward the bag opening. That way you can lift the bag and hold onto the Bag Butler to shake the leaves down once or twice if desired (so you fit more leaves per bag). I find that I can rake to the end of the Bag Butler and shake down twice before raking to the top again and tying the bag." —CenTex

    Get one from Amazon for $33.95.

    6. A fabric shaver, because in order to trick everyone into thinking you are a ~business professional~ you have to actually take care of your clothes and appearance.

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    Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like-new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

    Get it on Amazon for $11.64 (available in seven colors).

    7. A set of bedsheet suspenders that'll clip and grip your sheets so they stay secure around your mattress. Now you can fake like you make your bed every morning when in reality it make itself!

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    Promising review: "Say goodbye to re arranging your fitted sheet every morning! My boyfriend sleeps like he’s rolling down a hill so every morning I would wake up to the scratchy feel of my mattress cover because my soft silk fitted sheet was all over the place. Thanks to these bed bands, our sheets stay put no matter what. The only way for your fitted sheet to come off is if you manually remove these first. I wish I would have bought this so much sooner." —Khalysee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors and four pack sizes).

    8. A set of Schtick dermaplaning razors, because you have bills to pay now and can't afford to go get your brows waxed all the time. Let's be frank, you want to do them yourself anyway.

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    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in a pack of three or nine).

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

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    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

    Get it from Amazon for $18.30 (available in six packs).

    10. A 60 minute visual timer, because even adults (especially adults!?) have a hard time focusing on individual tasks. This is a visual reminder that time is passing by pretty quickly! A good reminder in general, I'd say.

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    I have ADHD and have used various tools throughout my education to keep me organized and on-task. This is one of the best. I personally set 30 minute increments for any given task, an hour becomes too much time and I get side-tracked. It’s not that I must finish my task in 30 minutes, but rather I am kept aware of time passing in the first place and that helps me stay focused. The red film that disappears is a necessary visual representation of time that really makes this clock better than just a timer on my phone. I keep it within view and whenever I feel my mind trailing off I can quickly glance up and say, “oh wow that was 10 minutes of distraction, better get back into it."

    Get it from Amazon for $33.49 (available in two sizes and ones that come with magnets).

    11. A reusable cover for your sweeper, because you mop a lot more these days (your mom is smiling rn I swear) and it actually makes you happy. What makes you even happier is chucking this thing in the laundry and calling it a day.

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    Promising review: "This is perfect!! It's sturdy, great quality, and fits my Swiffer wet jet like a charm. I love that I don't have to keep buying replacement pads. So wasteful! I'm happy it comes with two because if one is dirty, you have a second one to use while you wash the other. Love love love it." —Olivia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A personal password book because, like me, you keep adding a number to the end of your passwords and you've lost count and also lost sleep. Just keep your passwords all in one place so when you do forget, you'll be glad it's just a page away in your drawer.

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    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    13. A mini fabric steamer so you can trick the world into thinking your clothes never get wrinkly because you are responsible and hang them up after doing laundry. (Lol, can't relate).

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    I personally own this steamer and I love how compact and effortless it is! Pop off the top spout, pour in water from the sink, plug it in and within SECONDS it's steaming and ready to go.

    Promising review: "I’ve had this for a few months now and I use it all the time! It heats up so fast and steams the fabric within seconds! I have had no problems with water spitting out or being burnt at all. I love this machine so much I am bringing it with me on my international trips! So I have to say don’t think twice this is a must buy!"—Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's review of this steamer to find out more.

    14. A comfy, memory foam chair cushion, because you're a grown-up with a desk job now and all of a sudden a ton of back pain too? These are also great for commuters who drive to work and need some physical (and emotional) support while stuck in traffic.

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    Promising review: "Works great, helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I've been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours." —phillygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    15. A wine stain remover that'll magically erase that glass of merlot you spilled on your way to the kitchen to grab more snacks. It happens to the best of us, but no one has to know!

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    Promising review: "Awesome product! I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine from an end table which splashed on white window shades, white window sills, while base boards, taupe-colored painted walls and white with dark beige carpeting. I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no. I cannot recommend this product more highly! You will not be disappointed, I guarantee it." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92. (available in 1–5 packs).

    16. Some silicone stretch lid covers because you finally made food at home instead of ordering out and now you have to store your food properly so it doesn't go to waste. Speaking of waste, these will help rid your life of one-use plastics!

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    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 multi-size ( 3"-10") and small).

    17. A foldable drying rack so you can finally stop damaging those delicate articles of clothing by throwing them in the dryer. Your underwear has holes now and you only have yourself to blame, ok!

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    Promising review: "Just received today and even better than I expected. This was purchased to use for drying cloth diapers and other baby items. It holds at least 28 cloth diapers and 23 inserts with room to spare. This came assembled and all I had to do was take it out of the box and plastic, unfold, and voilà! The best part is that it's compact enough to fit in our laundry room/pantry at our apartment or can be folded and put away or taken with us."—kcotton

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    18. An Instant Pot for the grownup who doesn't actually know how to cook but needs to eat three nutritious meals a day like the doctor ordered. This Instant Pot does it all! Rice? Check. Chili? Check. Chicken Noodle Soup? Check.

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    Promising review: "It has revolutionized my home cooking. So far I've used it to cook a whole chicken (twice), pork roast, four kinds of dry beans, and brown/white rice. Everything has turned out wonderfully. The Instant Pot is extremely easy to use and the insert is very easy to clean. Suddenly I've lost my urge to eat out — why leave the house to eat when I can make a delicious, FAST, and inexpensive meal at home? My Cajun red beans and rice with andouille sausage used to take four hours to make — now it takes under an hour and turns out just as perfectly. This is the best kitchen-related purchase I've made in years." —LOsborne

    Take a look at our full review of the Instant Pot for more on why we love it!

    Get the six-quart from Amazon for $74.96 (available in five colors).

    19. A 15-pack of meal prep containers because nothing says "functional adult" like a grown-up lunch box you can bring to work made up of all the major food groups.

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    These are microwave-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe!

    Promising review: "These containers have been a life saver for me. I recently am doing the keto diet and prep is a huge part of success, not only for me but my husband as well for packed lunches for work. The size is perfect to fit in lunch boxes and store in the ice box. Isn't too tall, making wasted space. I cook and freeze as well and they hold up great. All around this was a great buy! Storage containers are expensive with most not holding up in the microwave very long and leaving stains; not the case with these at all." —Paula

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $18.56 (available in three bulk sizes).

    20. A water bottle that'll make you want to stay hydrated with it's fun movable rings game. Once you drink past a color band you get to move it to the top like a freakin' champion.

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    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 $19.98.

    21. A copy of Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up so you can up-root your entire house over the weekend and by Monday have an entirely organized living space.

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    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 $9.69.

    22. 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.

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    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 our deep dive into the Smead cascading wall organizer for more info on how it will basically get your life together.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    23. A set of four packing cubes so you can kiss goodbye the days of sitting on top of your luggage to get it to close shut. Apparently functioning people calmly zip their luggage and make it to the airport on time. (Again, can't relate.)

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    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can't 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).

    When you're nailing this whole adult thing.

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