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    31 Things You'll Want To Work Into Your Daily Routine

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    1. A Philips alarm clock so you can start your day calmly rather than with a jarring iPhone alarm. This beautiful device mimics natural light and gradually gets brighter over a half hour so you can ease into the morning.

    the white alarm clock with a soft orange glow

    This clock has 20 brightness settings, three ~calming~ wake-up sounds, an FM radio, and can be used as a bedside reading lamp. It's even got a two-year warranty through Philips!

    Promising review: "I can safely say I now wake up prior to any noise of any alarm, even the sunrise alarm. The ambient light slowly wakes me up even on nights where I get little to no sleep. It has literally changed the way I wake up and on days I would feel utterly disgusting, I now feel slightly better. This is not a product that will replace your cup of coffee. This has simply been something that wakes me up more gently than anything I have used before. I read reviews about the clunkiness of the controls but honestly, its very easy to use. Plug it in, set the alarm and go to sleep. I have my sunrise alarm next to me and have learned where the buttons are and have not had any issues. I am a light sleeper so this works well for me. Give it a shot and see the light!" —Spencer Cheung

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    To learn more, check out "12 Life-Changing Things To Try In July."

    2. A Hum electric toothbrush with three modes if you're really looking to step up your brushing game. This one includes a timer to make sure you brush for a full two minutes, Bluetooth capabilities to show any spots you missed, and a battery that lasts 10 days.

    The teal toothbrush with a phone showing the app and text "guides you to brush better"

    Promising review: "I was always one of those people who thought I was doing a good job by brushing my teeth quickly but when I went to the dentist I was always told I need to keep doing better. I’ve been avoiding electric toothbrushes because I simply didn’t want to pay the big price tag. This one was on sale during prime so I thought why not just try it? Oh my gosh, mind blown! Best toothbrush EVER!! I’ve never been able to get my mouth this clean before. The app is super helpful showing me where to brush and what percentage clean that area is. When I reach 100% it goes to the next zone. I like too that I can pause brushing to spit or take a breath by simply taking the brush out of my mouth. I’m so excited about brushing my teeth for the first time in my life. And I can hardly wait to go to the dentist and see what they tell me! If you’re on the fence, BUY THIS TOOTHBRUSH! You won’t regret it." —Carissa

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99 (available in blue and teal).

    3. A three-piece cosmetic organizer to keep your makeup routine easy to navigate on stressful mornings when you don't really have time to dig around for your favorite highlighter.

    The clear cosmetic organizer filled with makeup

    Promising review: "I've been searching for a solution to the jumbled mess of my cosmetics for quite some time and I'm so glad I waited until I saw this listed on Amazon! I'm amazed at how many items I was able to fit into this box. It holds all of my brushes and everything fits so well. The drawers hold a plethora of items and now I have no problem finding what I need. I find my stress level has subsided greatly just looking at how neatly my makeup is now. It doesn't take up much room on my vanity and overall it just plain looks great!" —Happy Nana

    Get it from Amazon for $29.94+ (available in three colors).

    4. A hot air brush that'll make it way faster and easier to achieve smooth and shiny hair that usually takes forever and tends to require a variety of tools. Not anymore!

    "Admittedly, I personally use this hot air brush and I cannot stop yapping about it! I have long, thick hair with a 3B curl pattern, and it takes me almost two hours to straighten it all. Plus, I wasn't a fan of the heat damage left behind by my go-to straightener. I bought this brush and was super impressed with how quickly it dried and straightened my wet hair (40 minutes, but who's counting?). It left my hair feeling suuuuper soft and silky, and even gave it EXTRA volume and a bit of a curl at the end. My hair also looks healthier overall — no more dry, crispy-looking ends! Sometimes, I even use this brush in the morning on already-dry hair for a quick touch-up before I head out for the day." —Jasmin Suknanan, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in five colors).

    5. Some O'Keeffe's hand cream to keep your knuckles from getting all cracked and dry during bitterly cold weather.,

    Promising review: "Does this product need another 5-star review? Nope. But I had to. This is truly a miracle product!! I have the driest skin in the winter. To the point where I will look down at my hands to notice they are bleeding from all the various cracks. This product made a major difference after just one using! Here I am weeks later, and my hands have no cracks, look younger, and are no longer red. Can O'Keeffe's fix potholes too!?!" —P. Neuber

    Get a 3.4-ounce jar from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A jar of Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb that'll feel like a refreshing drink of water for your parched skin.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    The moisturizer works for all skin types and is oil-, phthalate-, paraben-, and sulfate-free.

    "Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aqua Bomb's gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It's soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it to friends of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I've put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping anytime soon!" —Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Staff.

    Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in two sizes).

    7. Some gentle, but effective AsaVea Teeth Whitening Pens that'll give you quick results with just a minute of daily use — minus the tooth sensitivity often associated with similar products!

    Reviewer image of teeth before and after using the pens

    Promising review: "Due to prior experiences with other whitening strips, I always deal with tooth sensitivity even after the first use. Naturally now, I only use this pen every other day thinking I was going to deal with the same issue and surprisingly I don't. I actually really like the way it whitens my teeth and love the fact that I'm not dealing with any tooth sensitivity pains." —Claudia Garcia

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A Mr. Coffee mug warmer so your fuel for the day stays the perfect temperature from the first sip to the last.

    a mug with a drawing of a corgi with a coffee mug on it sitting on a flat black Mr. Coffee mug warmer

    Promising review: "This device is a must for me. The temperature for the last few days has been about 16 degrees where I am, and there's nothing better than warming up with a hot cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. Normally, the coffee cools down to room temperature within a few minutes, but with the Mr. Coffee Mug warmer, my coffee stays around 118 degrees for hours (I did testing with an IR thermometer). I was pleasantly surprised considering how cheap this was. Make sure to put the mug on the warmer as soon as your drink is made to maintain the temperature and you'll be set." —Tess Stickles

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    9. A bag of Colombian dark roast coffee with notes of dark chocolate, blackberry, and date in case you wanna start your day with something truly delicious.

    The bag of coffee
    Red Bay Coffee

    This is a great small, Black-owned business from San Francisco! Their goal is not only to make high-quality, sustainable coffee, but also promote "diversity, inclusion, social and economic restoration, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability." They also prioritize hiring people of color, the formerly incarcerated, women, and people with disabilities.

    Promising review: "I'm a big fan of darker roast coffees and l.o.v.e. East Fourteenth. That blackberry note is AMAZING — tiny bit of cacao/rich chocolate on the finish. Worth breaking my one-cup-a-day rule for. Red Bay is awesome — beautifully fresh roasted, and shipped quickly." —Shelby De Mello

    Get it from Red Bay Coffee for $19.

    10. Or a pack of mushroom coffee mix if the caffeine in regular coffee tends to make you feel jittery and anxious, but you're still looking for a boost. Reviewers say this gives them the same energy lift as regular coffee, but without the nerves and caffeine headaches.

    Reviewer holding up a packet of the mushroom coffee mix

    One former BuzzFeeder described the taste as a "tea-coffee hybrid" and that the mushroom presence is very faint. And! He said this makes him "feel clear-headed, chilled, yet stimulated." Sounds a lot better than my coffee-induced crashes.

    Promising review: "I have no idea if there will legitimately be any real benefits to ingesting these 'super-'mushrooms in my coffee, but what I do know is this: They taste good, and they leave me less jittery than regular coffee. That could be just the result of drinking slightly less coffee in my coffee, but either way, it satisfies my craving for coffee and it tastes good." —Kate O'Neill

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $11.84+ (available in three flavors).

    To learn more about this, check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "10 Life-Changing Things To Try In May." (#3).

    11. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can stop overpaying for your fave daily beverage. This awesome device features an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add up to 6 tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and — BAM — you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes).

    To learn more, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker."

    12. A rapid egg cooker ingeniously designed to make preparing breakfast so much easier, whether you're ~scrambling~ to feed the whole family or meal prepping for the week. This impressive lil' thing can make hard boiled, soft boiled, poached, and scrambled eggs in just minutes so you don't have to!

    The egg cooker surrounded by eggs

    Promising review: "This is the second one I've bought (first one I gave to my daughter, works great) and they did a wonderful thing with an upgrade. The first ones that came out, when eggs were ready, this tiny thing sounded off with short bursts of what sounds like a fire truck horn; everyone in the house hated this feature. The UPGRADE is a happy surprise; it plays the cutest little song with pleasant CHIMES :) I heard it go off from another room and thought it was my phone. So now it is perfect. It is quick and easy to make eggs in the morning while I'm getting ready for work. It takes maybe two minutes to add water, spray, and crack eggs into the little pan, turn on, and walk away. Clean up is a matter of washing the little pan. I like it because it doesn't take up much room on my counter and it's easy to use." —Cris in Houston

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

    13. A rechargeable personal blender great for busy people or anyone with limited storage space. Just dump in your favorite ingredients, press the blend button, and enjoy.

    This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

    Promising review: "As a very busy college student, I find it's hard to eat healthy. Between my limited dining hall options and my busy schedule, I needed a way to both eat my veggies and get to class on time. ENTER: this amazing blender bottle. BEST purchase my limited paycheck was ever used on. Fill 'er up with wilted salad bar spinach, crappy orange juice, a grainy apple, some ice, and BOOM...a shake is born. No need to head back to my dorm to plug it into a wall-socket base like most blenders. To my amazed friends, I am now the wizard of smoothies. They all want one now!" —Adrianna Simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in four colors).

    14. A mini steam iron to take care of those last minute wrinkles you noticed just before walking out the door. It works great on tops, pants, masks, you name it! Plus, it's quick, easy to use, and doesn't require an ironing board.

    Reviewer using the mini iron to iron their non-medical face masks

    Promising review: "I recently purchased a number of handmade cloth face masks. The crafter suggested using an iron to remove wrinkles and restore pleats in the masks between washes. Since I've been washing my masks after each wear, I wanted a small handy iron that would be easy to pull out and use on a daily basis, if needed. This iron has been very effective and suits the task perfectly, especially given its size and lightweight." —Katherine C.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. A pet-hair remover that'll quickly pull the never ending supply of fur off your clothes and furniture.

    Reviewer's picture to show before and after of their shirt covered in pet hair, and then completely clean. It also shows how the pet hair–remover is now filled with fur

    Promising review: "I bought this product after realizing the Scotch Brite fur removing sheets have been discontinued. We have three cats and we regularly used the sheets to remove embedded fur from our sofa and chairs. I was skeptical about this product when I bought it and was AMAZED by how well this worked. The best part to me is that it also helps the environment because there are no sheets to be thrown away. Highly recommend!!!!!" —jean p godoy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    16. A set of self-tying shoelaces to turn your favorite pair of shoes into slip-ons so you can get out the door faster, especially when you're already running late.

    sneakers with stretchy laces

    Hello, these have over 11,000 5-star reviews. That's a lot of happy feet!

    Promising review: "In 10 years, this is only my second review. These have blown me away to the point that I had to share an unexpected benefit. After getting a new pair of boots, I was having issues with the ease of getting my feet in/out without drastically adjusting the entire boot's lace tension each time. The Lock Laces looked like they could save me some time, if not saving time to adjust the tension, at least saving time on tying. Well the results are better than I imagined. I can easily squeeze my feet in/out when needed, and I never have to adjust the tightness. The Lock Laces are stretchy enough to both hold my feet snugly, AND have enough stretch to allow my feet out when I try to get them off. Another added benefit is that they make walking and simply wearing my boots more comfortable." —John C

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 12 colors).

    17. A tough, extendable snow brush with a squeegee and ice scraper that'll quickly break through the mountain of ice your car is hiding under.


    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).

    18. Or a windshield cover if you'd rather not have to stand in the freezing cold, scraping sheets of ice off of your windshield every single morning.

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

    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).

    19. A heated seat cushion that'll make your commute less of an unpleasant experience on those cold mornings when you'd rather be in bed.

    black heated seat cushion placed on a car seat

    It even has two heat settings so you can choose your desired temp.

    Promising review: "I am so grateful for this heated seat cushion! I park outdoors and in the winter is it cold out there and frequently I have to scrape frost, ice or snow off before I can drive. Getting in and within a minute this seat is warm and feels so good. The heat in the truck takes a little longer to come on, but there is nothing like having heat right on your body. I am so glad I found this! And what a terrific value!! Highly recommended." –sunny

    Get it from Walmart for $25.80.

    20. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help avoid headaches and eye fatigue from staring at a computer screen all day every day.,

    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)

    21. Some streak-free anti-fog spray that impressively helps keep your eyeglasses, sunglasses, face shields, car windows, and more from getting cloudy and fogged up all day long.

    A reviewer image of a person wearing unfogged glasses with their face mask holding up the spray

    Promising review: "I bought this six weeks ago and it’s definitely an awesome product. My glasses always fogged up going inside, summer or winter. This eliminates that problem. Also since COVID, wearing masks really creates condensation on my glasses. I use it every few days and the problem is solved. Great product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in three sizes).

    22. A gel-enhanced seat cushion to make your at-home desk chair more of a friend than a foe to your back. Plus, it can even help you improve your posture!

    Reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined-at-home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $22.64+ (available in two colors).

    23. A mini elliptical or bike pedaler so you can squeeze in a workout even on days when you're stuck at your desk., Amazon

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

    24. A SodaStream if not a day goes by when you don't crave sparkling water. Your mouth (and wallet) will thank you for the more cost-effective bubbles!

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "We LOVE our SodaStream. I always thought it was only for making soda/pop, but then I realized we can make sparkling water. It ends up saving us money by not having to buy La Croix. We have started experimenting with infusing it with natural fruit flavors because I like the flavored water. My boyfriend is perfectly content with plain bubbly water. Buy two CO2 cartridges so then you have a backup if one runs out and you don't have to run out to get it filled right away." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $71.99+ (available in three colors).

    Read more about why someone on the BuzzFeed Shopping team loves this in "I Use My Soda Stream Every Day To Make Sparkling Water."

    25. Some Squatty Potty toilet spray to keep things smelling fresh when #2 is involved.

    five of the Unicorn Gold poop spays

    Promising review: "This spray will save your reputation! I've tried Poo-Pourri before, but it smells like someone took a dump in a bowl of Froot Loops! With this, all I smell is a nice subtle nature smell without even a hint of poop. Amazing product!" —Ali

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

    To learn more, check out "This $10 Spray Is The Answer To Your Pooping Anxiety."

    26. A third-generation Echo Dot that'll do...a lot! It can play music, make calls, send hands-free texts, read the news, set alarms, and more. It's more than ready to help you through your day, all you have to do is ask it!

    the Echo Dot in black

    Promising review: "This is first smart speaker/assistant and I love it! It’s fun to use and talk to, especially during my workouts because I don’t have to stop to change the song! I’m pleased with the sound and quality of the speaker, too." —Kassandra M.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (originally $39.99).

    27. A hands-free dog leash you can wear around your waist for extra convenience on daily walks. The strong bungee cord absorbs jerks and lunges, and it also comes with extra handles if you need more control.


    Promising review: "I try and get out to run with my husky, but she PULLS so much it ends up hurting my upper back. I saw this online and figured it was worth testing out, and to my surprise it is amazing! Now my hands can be free and we run, and the bungee in the leash allows some pull without strangling my dog. The handles are strong and sturdy when I need to reel her in, too. Love this leash, plus it makes me look like I am running faster." —Kayla S

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    28. A super handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed so there is no question in your mind, even if the day has been one giant blur.

    device that says "did you feed the dog?' with switches for each day a.m. and p.m.

    There's a version for cat owners too!

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in two colors).

    29. A CHEF iQ smart pressure cooker to make cooking dinner a breeze! It does most of the work for you, using a built in scale, smart sensors, auto pressure release, 1,000+ presets, and more to give you perfect results. Plus, you can even connect it to your phone via the CHEF iQ app to control and monitor your settings and discover guided recipes that'll send their precise parameters straight to your cooker!

    The CHEF iQ on a counter
    CHEF iQ

    Promising review: "I love my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker for a lot of reasons but mainly the smart auto pressure release, so I no longer have to cross my fingers and hope my dinner doesn't explode in my face when I release the pressure valve by hand. It also has a handy built-in scale, which is super useful when a recipe calls for grams and the American education system once again fails me. On top of doing everything your old pressure cooker could do plus a whole heck of a lot more, my CHEF iQ Smart Cooker just looks a lot sleeker, meaning I can leave it out on the counter without it being an eyesore." —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $142.78.

    30. A charming Golden Girls clean/dirty dishwasher magnet to avoid the dreaded dishwasher confusion.

    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

    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).

    31. And finally, a subscription to HBO Max so you can unwind with your favorite show at the end of a long day.

    HBO Max logo
    HBO Max

    Get it from HBO Max for $14.99/month.

    Phew that's it! Now all that's left is to get some shut-eye, because tomorrow's another day.

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