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    41 Things That Will Help You Complete Those Tasks You Keep Avoiding

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    1. A dishwashing spray that'll make it easier to clean those gunk-covered dishes that have been chilling in the sink for a few days too many.

    Model spraying dirty dishes
    Target

    Promising review: "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout food instead of cooking. But, as soon as I got my hands on a bottle of this stuff (regular Dawn is my go-to dish soap, BTW), I put it to use on both a saucepan I used to make homemade enchilada sauce *and* the casserole dish I baked those enchiladas, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well." —Elizabeth Lilly, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Target for $4.99.

    2. Some pet-safe snow and ice melting treatment for anyone trying desperately to avoid shoveling.

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    Promising review: "I recently had foot surgery and have not been able to clear my steps/sidewalk and driveway as well as I'd like to with a shovel. I ordered this product, ensuring I found something safe for my dogs, in hopes of getting the snow/ice cleared up to help me when needed. I found that it works great! I am really impressed. When I lay out the salt, in a matter of minutes, it cuts through the snow. Now I cannot speak to heavy layers of snow/ice, however with three to four inches on the ground, it holds up just perfectly. This is my second order of the product, because I was so impressed the first time around and needed a bigger supply." —Bella

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    3. A sloth daily planner and note pad that'll help you stay on task, but won't judge you for moving a lil' slowly.

    The planner, featuring cute pictures of sloths and sections with headings like "Eventual Appointments" and "To-Do (After A Nap)"
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I have this myself and I love these little guys. They really do motivate me once I'm actually able to list things out! I'm easily overwhelmed but since making these new friends, I feel so much more organized and on top of things." —Emma McAnaw, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    4. A laundry sorter cart to make sorting clothes much easier so you can stop pretending today isn't laundry day.

    The laundry sorter, with spots for darks, whites, work, and linens
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "So I purchased this to organize and create a laundry system. Up until this point, I used one basket for everything. Wow. What a time-saver this has been. I now do wash when any baby (two) or adult (two) is running low on their clothes. My husband is size L or XL and just one of the bags held one week's worth of clothes. This most definitely simplified my laundry." —Mackenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.87 (available in three colors).

    5. A universal dust cleaning gel so you can stop struggling to reach those nooks and crannies in your keyboard, car vents, printer, and other appliances. Plus, it's weirdly fun to use, has a pleasant lemony smell, and is nonstick so you won't have any gooey residue left behind!

    A gel molded into the shape of the keyboard to pick up dust on it
    Amazon

    It's made of biodegradable material, and you can use it again and again until the color turns dark! That's when you know it's time for a replacement. Also, don't wash the cleaning gel in water.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. Was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! The opposite happened; it cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with. Squeeze it between your fingers! LOL. My next task for it will be those dust return air vents on our heating system and my dusty window blinds. This stuff works and I highly recommend!" —ZZZZZZ

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A spinning makeup brush cleaner that'll do most of the work for you — and faster! It swirls your brushes in soapy water until leftover makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, and debris are gone, and then spins the brush until it's dry.

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    It comes with the brush spinner, charging station, eight rubber collars that securely connect the makeup brush to the spinner, a glass bowl, and a splash guard ring.

    Promising review: "I use my makeup brushes daily, and they get filthy. I've used other cleaners and this product wins hands down. The wand and the cleaner itself takes all the hard work and does it for you, not to mention the the brushes dry in seconds. This is the cleanest my brushes have ever been. Highly recommend." —Valerie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two colors).

    7. A nonstick, food-safe baking mat so you can make cookies whenever you want without having to decide if it's worth needing to scrape a baking plan clean after. Nothing talks me out of cooking and baking like anticipating a cleanup, but these make it so much easier!

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    Promising reviews: "There's nothing worse than cooking a delicious meal and then having to clean up a big mess. And baking sheets in particular, which collect grime and grease, can be particularly hard to clean. That's why these silicone baking mats are such a staple in my kitchen. I used to use parchment paper, but these are re-usable and keep my baking sheets cleaner. I just place the mat on my baking sheet and go about cooking whatever I'm making, whether it's roast chicken, veggies, salmon, cookies, or more. When I'm done, I just toss the silicone mat in the sink and clean it, and my baking sheet looks spotless." —Hannah Loewentheil, BuzzFeed Staff

    "These baking mats are absolutely fantastic. The quality is superb, and SUCH a good price. I use them for just about everything I put in the oven. From oven pizzas, cookies, you name it! I also love that besides food sliding easily off the non stick surface, they help protect all my baking sheets and such. It’s also super handy to just throw them in the top shelf of the dishwasher or even just wipe clean. Also, an easy tip for storing these, you can cut off about one-third of an empty paper towel roll to use as a holder, and just roll up the mats and slip inside the roll/ring for easy storage of the mats in a drawer. I highly recommend these! Update: I’ve had these mats and we use them almost daily for almost a year now. They still look brand new and I have had no problems with staining, melting, or the mats becoming worn. When using them, I cook most items at 375 degrees but have used them at up to 425 degrees several times with no issues so far. For clean up, I generally drape them over my cups in the top rack of the dishwasher and then when dry, roll them up and slip a napkin ring or rings cut from an empty paper towel roll so they fit easily into a drawer. These things are fantastic and have paid for themselves many times over in the superior non-stick surface, ease of clean up, and the cost of parchment paper and/or aluminum foil I used prior to discovering these." —Jezzhani

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    8. A pack of dishwasher-cleaning tablets to get your machine working properly again. If you dread unloading the dishwasher and having to rewash still-grimey cups and bowls, simply running these tablets through a cycle might be just what you need!

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    These tablets are designed to penetrate, dissolve, and remove odor-causing residue that accumulates inside your dishwasher over time, as well as remove lime and mineral build-up. Using Affresh tablets once a month can prolong the life of your dishwasher and make it more effective at doing its job: cleaning your dishes.

    Promising review: "I was ready to trash my old GE dishwasher because it left so much behind on the dishes, and I spent more time pre-washing and then re-washing them than I would have spent just washing everything by hand. I decided to try these tablets as a last resort, not really having any faith that they would make a difference. But these actually work! I popped one into the detergent dispenser and ran it through an empty cycle. After that, I immediately saw a big improvement. The effect lasted about five to six weeks when I started to notice the same crusty residue on the washed dishes. I repeated the empty cycle with one tablet and, again, things got much better. So I'm convinced! They really are worth a try." —D. Raviele

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    9. And a charming Golden Girls clean/dirty dishwasher magnet so you don't have to get up close and personal with your roommate's coffee mug to figure out if the dishwasher has been run yet or not.

    A hand holding the magnet, which reads "dirty" with a picture of Blanche if flipped one way and "Clean" with a picture of Rose the other
    TheRedSwanGiftShop/Etsy

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this purchase!! It's super well made, sticks to dishwasher with ease, and makes me giggle. This might be my favorite purchase on etsy so far. 😅 ❤️" —skitzoette

    Get it from TheRedSwanGiftShop on Etsy for $7.95 (available in two styles).

    10. Some washing machine cleaning tablets you just have to run through a cycle to clean your machine and keep your clothes smelling fresher when they come out of the wash.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased with skepticism, but after using them I am pleasantly surprised. I LOVE this product!! Our laundry used to come out smelling WORSE than before I washed it. I thought I needed to buy a new washing machine. NO!!! I used two tabs initially (two different wash cycles), then use one a month for maintenance. My clothes always come out smelling fresh and clean! What a miracle, money-saving product. Only wish I’d known about them sooner!" —Ashley

    Get a box of six tablets from Amazon for $11.99.

    11. A dry erase calendar to keep your tasks organized so you can stop feeling so overwhelmed.

    The calendar, with a section for writing the month at the top and a big section for writing other notes to the side
    Amazon

    Note that it's described as magnetic, but that means the suface of the board is — not that it sticks to your fridge. If you want to mount it to your fridge (or a wall tbh), some Command Strips could do the job quickly and easily!

    Promising review: "Love this whiteboard calendar! It was packaged well and securely. I originally ordered two other calendars and returned those and kept this one — we find this to be the perfect size to track two people’s schedules. The notes section on the right is great for to-do lists and we don’t have to write anything teeny-tiny. The thin gold frame is a nice touch and it looks great hanging on our wall." —Haley

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99+ (available in two colors).

    12. A pair of noise-cancelling wireless headphones if you're having trouble being productive while your roommates are growing louder by the minute in the next room.

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    In addition to noise-cancelling technology, these headphones also have 90-degree swiveling ear cups, a built-in microphone, and 30 hours of playtime per charge in Bluetooth mode.

    Promising review: "I have tried many other brands of headphones and comparatively these look much nicer than some of the really expensive brands I have tried. The sound quality is also great and they block outside noise very well. I purchased these for a long haul flight I was taking and they were extremely comfortable and not super bulky and heavy. I am very pleased with the battery life too. Overall these are a great pair of headphones and I would recommend them to anyone, especially if you will be wearing for long periods of time." —lindsay ann

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in six colors).

    13. An Atlas Coffee Club subscription so you're always fully stocked with delicious fuel to get you through your to-do list.

    A cup of coffee surrounded by pouches of different types of coffee
    @atlascoffeeclub / Via instagram.com

    Choose between a half bag of coffee (about 15 cups), a single bag of coffee (about 30 cups), or a double bag of coffee (about 60 cups) for every two weeks or every four weeks. Choose from a light to medium roast (fruit, berry, citrus, chocolate), medium to dark roast (chocolate, bold, rich, full-body), or all roast types, and either in whole-bean or ground form. You'll also receive flavor notes, a postcard, and brewing tips!

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9.

    14. Some all-natural bottle cleaning tablets to get your smelly, coffee-stained thermos back in the game without any scrubbing required from you!

    Reviewer before, during, and after images of a thermos using the tablets
    amazon.com

    These are biodegradable and odor-free.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. A bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. 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 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    15. A FURemover squeegee broom so you can stop struggling to keep up with your pet's shedding. This thing is like a magnet for hair and will make it way easier to effectively clean up after your animal friend.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I really didn’t expect this to work. We’ve had short-haired cats for years and I had a rubber upholstery brush that never seemed to do anything. Well, we recently got a dog — a black Great Pyrenees mix. There is fur everywhere. Our downstairs is all hard flooring with area rugs and I hate lugging my Shark vacuum every couple of days but just daily sweeping with a regular broom wasn’t cutting it. I decided to take a chance on this broom and I am so happy I did. It takes some elbow grease but it gets the fur off the area rug in my living room... Not only is it great for getting the fur off rugs, but it’s also even better on the hard floors. My regular broom catches some of the hair (which I then have to clean off by hand) but much of it just swirls away in the breeze the sweeping creates. This broom actually collects even the tiny stray hairs and deposits them in the dust pile without me having to get my hands dirty (literally)." —Sarah R.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98.

    16. And a pet hair remover designed to easily pull *a lot* more pet fur off your carpets, couches, and car seats than you even thought was there in the first place.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was a little skeptical at first, but this product works great for getting rid of of dog hair. We use it on our furniture and it works so well. I am so glad we tried it. We would purchase it again if we ever need to." —BDP

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19.

    17. Some exercise cards so you can stop skipping workouts because you don't know where to start. These'll help guide you through a routine so you can feel more confident about your process and motivated to get started!

    The pack of exercise cards, with a few showing how they illustrate the workouts
    Amazon

    You get 50 cards that include 10 stretches, seven workouts, and a goals and guide card.

    Promising review: "Like many of us, I know I should warm up and stretch before and exercise and cool down and stretch after exercise. Also like many of us, I don't tend to have a good exercise routine or even the best knowledge of what or how to do it, or even the creativity to be able to mix things up. These cards have helped with that. Each card features a picture of an exercise, a description of how to properly perform it, recommended number of reps, and a rating for level of difficulty." —Lance

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (also available in Spanish).

    18. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that'll make it easy peasy to remove the years worth of crud stuck to your stove top that you've been staring at, hoping it'll magically disappear one day.

    amazon.com

    It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.

    Promising review: "Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years, only wiped it down with random multi cleaners that never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product...AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said, it will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off — 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze and wipe with a clean dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish it off." —B. Swartwood

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. And a mini elliptical or bike pedaler so you can multitask and squeeze in a workout without fully committing.

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    Get the elliptical from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors) or get the pedaler from Amazon for $39.99.

    20. A tough, extendable snow brush with a squeegee and ice scraper in case the only thing standing in between you and the grocery store is the mountain of ice covering your car.

    Amazon

    It also comes apart for storage or individual use if you prefer!

    Promising review: "This brush is by far the best brush I've ever had! I like that it extends so I can easily brush off my roof and the bristles are dense enough to move a good amount of material. The bristles are soft though so I don't have any worry about scratching my car.

    The ice scraper works very well without having to apply too much pressure and the squeegee part pushes water away easily. If you keep this in your car all year long it's even good to push water off your side windows from rain or morning dew!" —Leftymaggoo

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in four sizes).

    21. Or a windshield cover if the idea of scraping ice off your windshield is what's keeping you from running those errands.

    The cover, partially removed from a windshield of a car covered in snow, showing how the windshield is totally snow-free under the cover
    Amazon

    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 two sizes).

    22. A meal planning and grocery list pad to make grocery shopping and deciding what to eat every night less of a hassle.

    Amazon

    This pad is also magnetic so you can put it on your fridge. And the shopping list section is perforated so you can easily tear it off, take it to the store with you, and start writing down things for next week's meals.

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat?' 'what do we have?' blah blah etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals, and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good, and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    23. An amazing drill brush kit that'll make your surfaces look brand-new — without any of the scrubbing I know you're trying to avoid. Just attach the brush head to your drill, turn it on, and watch all of that grime disappear with ease.

    amazon.com

    Need a drill? Here's one.

    Promising review: "Bought these on a whim and was skeptical if they would really help, but man am I glad I did! They made cleaning our glass shower door and fiberglass shower a breeze! Don't really want to admit how long it had been between cleanings, but the shower shined like it never had before (even with using tough elbow grease and a standard bristle brush). No issues with the brushes leaving marks, but definitely want to err on the side of caution on how long you stay in a spot. Used the large flat circular brush for the door and walls, and the round toilet bowl type brush worked great in the corners and on fixtures." —Molly

    Get a set of three brush heads from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in soft, medium, stiff, and ultra-stiff bristles).

    24. Some Wet & Forget shower cleaner you just have to spray to clean and prevent scummy buildup. No scrubbing or wiping required — hooray!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Does a FANTASTIC job if used regularly. I love this product. I hate cleaning tubs. This product has made our tubs look new. I don't use it every shower...maybe every third. Just spray down everything after the shower, and forget about it. You DO need to rinse tub before next shower due to product making it slick. The fumes of other cleaners always messed with my asthma. I have noticed that for some reason with this one, I sneeze twice, because I have to spray shower doors while Im still in the shower...but it never affects my lungs. I would recommend this to EVERYONE!" —Angela GIllaird

    Get enough to last 12 weeks from Amazon for $17.97.

    25. A pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner that makes it easier to remove those gross stains, so you can stop making eye contact with them every time you're in the bathroom and thinking "I will get to that...someday."

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    Promising review: "OMG!!! It works!!! After having this toilet buildup I gave up on everything, but I saw that this product 'worked' and decided to give it a try... with a little elbow grease and some music blasting in the background I managed to remove it all!!! I can’t believe it. I’m so happy, I was so embarrassed when company came over and would see that, not no more... yay!!!" —Asdrubal Orantes

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77.

    26. A beard trimming catcher so you can stop avoiding shaving, because — let's be real — what you're really avoiding is spending more time than it even took you to shave cleaning up all of those tiny hairs that get EVERYWHERE.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is so great for a gift but also for keeping my bathroom clean. I gave this to my boyfriend for Christmas as a joke, but he actually uses it. It keeps his hair from being all over the sink, it is easy to put on and get situated, and it is so easy to clean! I would highly recommend this for anyone whose bathroom is covered with beard hair!" —Ashly Dennis

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    27. A robot vacuum that'll actually do an efficient job so you can stop finding excuses when it's your turn to be on vacuum duty.

    Amazon

    This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $219.98+ (available in two colors).

    28. A splurge-worthy robot lawn mower if yard work is your arch nemesis. It's totally customizable so you can set a schedule and tell it where to go and where not to go. It handles obstacles and narrow pathways with ease, detects rain to avoid cutting wet grass, and even knows to return to its charger when it's finished like a good little robot.

    The robot lawn mower sitting in the grass
    amazon.com

    This device is on the pricier side, but it'll save a lot of time and effort on your part and will save money in the long run if you rely on a service for your yard needs.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my WORX Landriod M! The Landroid is reliable, a time saver, and is a must for anyone looking to automate routine lawn care. As a new homeowner fencing in the back yard for our dogs was a high priority. Shortly after I invested in a variety of WORX tools including a lawnmower, hydroshot, trimmer and blower. While these tools are exactly what I needed to perfectly manicure my lawn, I soon sought another option to handle my back yard duties. This led me to purchase the WORX Landroid and this was the perfect solution for me.

    It really was as easy as setting the boundary wire and charging base, following the easy prompts and directions to connect your Landroid to WIFI and downloading the app to control scheduling and receive updates. No longer do I worry about setting time aside during the weekend for mowing. I simply set the app and schedule the Landroid to work when I want it to. Currently I have my schedule set to three days a week and my back yard stays at a consistent height and always looks nice. The app is very easy to use and I get updates throughout the day if there are any complications or rain delays. The Landroid is smart enough to charge itself at its base, pause work during rain, and navigate obstacles and uneven terrain. I also like that the charging base is small and that the Landroid is very quiet while it is working.

    I would recommend the Landroid to anyone seeking to minimize mowing time, but does not want to fully delegate lawn care to a landscaping company. The Landroid provides that consistent well-kept look which is perfect for those who are busy working or traveling.

    With the combination of functionality and sleek design it’s hard not to love!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $999+ (available in four styles).

    29. An automatic litter box that does the dirty work for you, and is designed to sift out clumps so that your cat won't leave a fun trail of litter all over your house for you to clean up later.

    Cat exiting the automatic litter box
    Amazon

    Promising review: "The crystals work so well, I didn't think they were using the box, I thought they were just going in and out. I had to witness them using it to believe it. No smell at all!! I will be buying another down the road." –Gloria Silvers

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95 (available in two styles).

    30. A fun daily planner specifically designed to help increase productivity and time management by prompting you to set monthly, weekly, and daily goals. Seeing how seemingly mundane tasks fit into your overall plan can be super helpful and motivating, especially if most of your procrastination stems from feeling overwhelmed, scattered, discouraged, and distracted.

    The planner open to a page with a variety of prompts as well as entries from the Reviewer
    amazon.com

    It's self-described as "part agenda, part gratitude journal, part schedule, part goal planner, and part life organizer" AND has a very cute panda on the cover.

    Promising review: "I have ADHD and it’s not just about having trouble staying organized — I have trouble getting momentum when tasks seem mundane or when I can’t see how they fit into the bigger picture. A lot of my daily work can feel pretty mundane, and that leads to a lot of procrastination and wasted time. But I sometimes have SO many AWESOME ideas (!!!) that my plans aren’t realistic, or I forget what I was trying to work on yesterday, and then I get discouraged. This planner is SO helpful because its month/week/day format makes me focus on the big picture, yet it allows me to break up large projects into more manageable pieces. The reflective portions also help me reframe my thinking when I don’t get through all of my tasks, so I don’t just get frustrated with myself and give up if I have a bad day or two." —krisalicious

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

    31. Some stickers to remind you when it's time to change the bedding if you tend to procrastinate until you simply cannot sleep another night in your crumb-filled sheets .

    The stickers in a planner
    Plannologie / Etsy

    Get it from Plannologie on Etsy for $2.99.

    32. A grout paint pen that works like a regular marker so that even the least handy person can easily cover up the years of dirt and grime keeping your bathroom from ever looking truly clean.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! After over 10 years of the grout not being cleaned, and a botched repair job, the bathroom floor in this house looked horrendous. Two pens covered the entire bathroom floor, with plenty left over in the second pen, even with applying two to three layers (which you will definitely need as the paint is a bit thin and also absorbs into the grout). Super easy to apply, works exactly like a regular paint marker. Be sure to press the pen tip on a separate (thick) cloth to activate it before actually using on the grout so you don't end up with a huge mess on the tile when the paint floods out at first. If you see the first side of the tip is getting frayed, just pull it out and turn it around to the other side." —regalle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    33. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses said to help you avoid headaches and eye fatigue from staring at a computer screen all day. Maybe now your eyes won't be too exhausted by the time you're done with work to accomplish those personal tasks that are all — of course — online.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue-light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 14 colors).

    See a BuzzFeed editor's review on v similar blue-light-blocking glasses in "8 Life-Changing Things To Try In December." (#1)

    34. A Chrome extension called StayFocusd that restricts the amount of time you can stay on time-sucking sites like YouTube. That way, a quick scroll doesn't turn into a multi-hour Reddit hole researching unsolved mysteries from the 1980s when you should really be working on that assignment that's due...today.

    Screenshot of the StayFocused web page
    StayFocusd

    Get it from the Google Chrome Web Store free.

    35. A rapid egg cooker so you can stop waiting to eat breakfast until you are fully hangry, all because you don't feel like cooking. This impressive device can make hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs in just minutes so you don't have to!

    The cooker surrounded by eggs
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This thing is NO JOKE the easiest thing I've ever used in my life. Pretty sure it's idiot-proof. And I'm an idiot in the kitchen. I love hard-boiled eggs, but I'm the kind of cooking-illiterate person who can't even boil water right. So I bought this puppy, read the directions carefully, got six eggs, and in 15 minutes, the buzzer went off and VOILA! Hard-boiled eggs! I put them all in a bowl of ice water right after the buzzer went off, just for a minute or two (That was a tip in the instructions). That really made the shells come off easily. In one piece even! It was a joy to make these! They were perfectly cooked, nice and yellow in the centers, tasted awesome. I'm gonna make a bunch more and use them as quick snacks. This appliance is so great and cheap! I couldn't believe how well it worked. It's really small and all the pieces are plastic or metal, but it works like a charm, so who cares! A+++++ Highly recommended." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    36. A speedy oven cleaner designed to blast through baked-on crud, so all you have to do is simply wipe it clean.

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    If your oven is in need of a deep, deep clean, you may need to let this cleaner sit longer, but it'll do a heck of a job lifting all the barnacles of food bits that are crusted on your oven.

    Promising review: "This oven cleaner works really well. I cleaned my oven that had some terrible food spills and the oven ended up spotless. This does not have a strong overpowering odor like other oven cleaners and breaks down grease really fast." —Nia K.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

    37. A folding board that makes folding easy and dare I say...fun? Maybe now your fresh, clean laundry won't languish in a pile until everything is too wrinkled to wear anyway.

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    Promising review: "OK, I am not the best laundry folder in the world. Actually, I just kinda wad things up and stuff them away. HOWEVER, I want to do better. Hence, my purchase of this T-shirt folder. I have to say, I am pretty darn good at folding T-shirts lately. I marvel a bit at how tidy my shirts are now. I have not yet tried folding pants using the folder but I imagine that will work just as smoothly and quickly. I would certainly recommend this item to any and all who can find no room in their closets and drawers and suitcases for their many shirts and tops (and pants!)." —Jane P.

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

    38. A conveniently-sized handheld knife sharpener so you can stop struggling to get your dull blades to be the faithful collaborators they once were.

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    Promising review: "I gotta say this is the best sharpener I ever bought in my whole life. I got it today and brought it to work. I work at a Japanese restaurant as a sushi chef and I sharpened it at work and, wow, my knife was as sharp as a samurai sword! Even my coworkers were surprised and asked me to order one for them. Thanks for the product ! Now I don't have to use the stone or sharpen rod that much anymore." —Rodrigo

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

    Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

    39. A fast-acting carpet spot-removing spray to remove those stains you hoped would just go away on their own (even though you secretly knew they wouldn't).

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    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! I was a little skeptical because I have some carpet stains I’ve let sit for a while because I didn’t have any cleaner at the time of the accident. The accidents have included coffee spills and poorly cleaned cat barf stains. I ordered this because I didn’t want to spend the money on a carpet cleaning service plus you have to be out of your house too long. This stuff was INCREDIBLE. You just spray a concentrated amount and then scrub the stain away. It worked in every single stain I had and was super quick and easy. 100% recommend if you need a good spot cleaner!" —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    40. A garbage disposal cleaner that'll banish the foul odor coming from your sink so you don't have to get up close and personal with last week's rotting veggies.

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    Here's all you have to you do: Run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Garbage disposer = clean and odor-free.

    Promising review: "Works like a charm! These are pretty cool! I was a little skeptical but I followed the easy-to-use directions and it worked just like the product said it would. Foamed up and cleaned the drain!! Smell removed!!" —Jennifer K

    Get two packs of four from Amazon for $10.49.

    41. An "Angry Mama" microwave cleaner to loosen those splatters and stains so all you have to do is wipe them clean.

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    Just add water and vinegar, and place this gadget in the microwave for five to eight minutes on high heat. Afterward, wipe off with sponge, rag or napkin, and all the grime will come right off!

    Promising review: "I'm embarrassed to say I hadn't cleaned my microwave in about six months. It's an awful task. I ran Angry Mama one time, wiped down easily, then ran it one more time to get it detailed really clean. Highly recommend using it more often than once every six months for a super fast, super clean microwave!" —Kelsey

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

    42. And finally, a mouse pad so you don't conveniently forget what's on your to-do list for today. It'll also help you prioritize your tasks so you can spend less time wondering what you should be doing, and more time just doing!

    A mouse sitting on the pad that says "LET'S DO THIS"
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    Promising review: "The calendar is incredible handy for keeping track of projects at work. There's plenty of room for writing down daily tasks — I've been known to cram in several tasks in a day's column for particularly busy weeks. The spot for the pen is really handy, too. And I love the positive affirmations for each day! The whole thing is a great vibe for the week. Quality wise this product is excellent. The paper is sturdy, and each week tears off easily from the side. It arrived plastic-wrapped and in good condition." —Katie Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10 (available in four designs).

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