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    23 Products I Don't Understand How You've Lived Your Whole Life Without

    Listen, I'm not sure how I can survive on this Earth another second without a bubble wrap calendar.

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    1. A ridiculously durable weatherproof notebook that you can use anywhere. It's got the ~write~ stuff to withstand the elements and the wear-and-tear that would send your other everyday carry items running for cover.

    Promising review: "I work on a farm and my memory is horrible. I've tried all kinds of pocket notebooks to help me keep track of what I need to do, but they kept getting ruined. I always keep it in my back pocket, so other notebooks would get all smushed, pages would tear out, and they'd get all sweaty. This is perfect for what I needed and I intend to buy more as needed. I thought it would feel kind of like dry erase but it doesn't. You can use pen or pencil on it, and it looks/feels exactly like any other paper. The binding and cover have stood up to me sitting on it every day and it has survived my sweat, sitting in puddles, and leaving it out in the rain." β€”atkinsak

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39+ (available in five colors).

    2. An ingenious bag holder for those moments when you feel like you'd need one or two additional limbs to stop meal prep from being such a mess.,

    Promising review: "I prep my meals a month at a time and these make it much more convenient. These are especially helpful with raw meat, as I can use two hands while prepping the food and don't have to worry about keeping one clean to open the bag. I've also used them to portion out servings and ounces of meat when placed on a scale. They're not made of anything incredibly strong, but they're sturdy enough for full Ziploc bags of food." β€”Julie M

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. A double-ended screen cleaning tool that dispenses cleaning solution, disinfects, and polishes and can be used over and over again to give your well-loved device surfaces the cleaning they need and deserve.


    One side is antimicrobial-treated and packed with enough cleaner for hundreds of uses and is refillable, while the other is an antibacterial-treated polishing cloth that can be adjusted and washed so it stays fresh.

    Promising review: "This product works very well!! I've used it on my phone, tablet, and computer screens. It's very simple to use β€” just wipe in on and wipe it off. The polishing cloth is adjustable so you always have a clean area on the cloth. The cleaning solution seems to last for a good long time, as long as you remember to put the cap back on as soon as you are done. Great idea! I'm going to order one for my mother." β€”J Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    4. A clear bubble umbrella so you can see clearly even before the rain is gone. Keeping your face covered in a rainstorm without blocking the view of what's in front of you? Your old umbrella could never.


    Promising review: "I love this umbrella! I feel totally protected from the rain and wind with this umbrella. I'm not a small person, and this totally protects me. I like that it's see-through so I can look ahead while being protected from the stormy elements. It feels like it's pretty sturdy β€” most of the parts are plastic, so it probably won't last more than a season or two, but it was super affordable and adorable. I'll probably buy another one when it does wear out. So far, it's really good!" β€”Ginabobeeena

    Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in two designs).

    5. An oh-so-satisfying bubble wrap wall calendar guaranteed to become your most pop-ular piece of home or office decor.


    Get it from BubbleWrapCalendar on Etsy for $24.50+ (available in three languages and with 1-4 sheets of stickers for marking important dates).

    6. Or, if popping one bubble a day is simply not enough for you, a box of mini bubble wrap sheets you can keep at your desk and pull out when you're so stressed you feel you're about to ~burst~.


    Get a box of 14 sheets from Amazon for $6.

    7. Hella convenient shower curtain clips to put an end to those small (and not-so-small) bathroom floor floods once and for all.

    Promising review: "Got these to hold our shower curtain in the camper. The curtain on our camper shower is just barely wide enough, so water would leak out. Not anymore!!! They blend in, so they look great. Just slide the curtain in and go β€” no more clean up after your shower. Wish I had discovered these years ago." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    8. The Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook, which is basically the one book you need to get your life together this year. It's got hacks, cheat sheets planning pages, cutout labels and lists, and more resources to organize every area of your life from the space in your home to financial, meal, and travel plans.


    All the pages are also available to download with the purchase of the book, so you can use the resources over and over again, or turn the planning pages for things like travel and fitness into full-length planners!

    Promising review: "As a lifelong hoarder, I suffered from a great deal of depression and anxiety about my home because we were drowning in stuff and I had no idea where to start. I found the author on YouTube first and her videos were a life changer for me. She gave me the motivation to start small and work big. Now that I have this book, I'm over the moon excited and can't wait to jump in and use it! Where her first book helped me emotionally and give me the understanding I needed to change my life for the better, this book gives me the tools too! I'm in love with it. Think of it more as a workbook for a better life. It has all the printables you could ever need β€” lists and guides to things I never would have thought of but totally need. I don't have to make my own cheat sheets now; she's done it for me and it's designed for you to cut them out as needed. I would have no problem repurchasing this book every year as the ultimate planner, but since she has also included a link to a bunch of free downloads I may not have to. The author's approach is honest and real, positive and supportive. She's been there and knows how hard it is to parent and adult when it comes to staying organized and running our homes. Get the paper version, it's awesome and you can write in it!" β€”tammy k davis

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49+.

    9. A super cool bottle-holding magnet strip that's a way sleeker, less bulky, and straight-up more adult alternative to having a bunch of six pack boxes in your fridge.

    Promising review: "Where has this been my entire life? I LOVE this product and I get some extra shelf space to boot!" β€”Mike

    Get two strips (enough to hold six bottles) from Amazon for $29.99.

    10. A pack of leather and suede cleaning wipes here to eradicate those scuffs and stains on your favorite kicks that you thought were permanent.,

    Promising review: "Work great. The photo on the left was taken after one wipe down (on boots that had been accumulating stains for about seven years). They were spotless after I went over them a second time." β€”Loocy

    Get a box of 10 from Amazon for $8.19.

    11. A genius food cubby that picky eaters have definitely been dreaming of their entire lives.


    They attach to your plate via suction and are made of BPA-free silicone. These were actually invented by a kid, but some adults hate their food touching too, okay??? They're also super handy to use with foods that are hard to scoop up onto your fork.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A scalp-massaging shampoo brush for a relaxing, deep-cleaning, and exfoliating effect that'll make you wonder why you've just been washing your hair with your hands all these years. Because you definitely deserve to get a hair salon-level head massage every dang time you shampoo.


    Over 3,000 reviewers absolutely love to pamper themselves with this! People also swear by it for dandruff and dermatitis.

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels when you're using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!" β€”Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    13. A subscription to Disney+ if you haven't sprung for it already. It really is worth it, you guys, not just for nostalgic Disney Channel shows and movies, classic animated AND live action films, and the Star Wars and Marvel cinematic universes, but also unexpectedly great binges like National Geographic's wildlife shows and documentaries. Oh, and also Baby Yoda.



    Subscribe for $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. You can also start with a 7-day free trial!

    14. And speaking of TV binges, an amazing binge-watching beauty kit to take your watch sessions to the next level. Marathon the The Mandalorian without a facial roller and a nail file? Never again.


    The pretty (and coffee-table-display-worthy) gold tin contains two "Yes, I'm still watching" coasters, a facial roller with instructions on how to use it, a chip bag clip, a hair tie, lip balm, a "One more/Go to bed" coin to flip in moments of indecision, floss, breath drops, a nail file, a tissue, a facial cleaning wipe, a hand cleaning wipe, and adorable "Lies I tell myself, one more episode" ankle socks.

    I got this in my stocking and it was one of my favorite gifts this year! Normally, I find that these kind of kits are 80% things I won't use, but this has everything I usually have to β€” *gasp* β€” pause my show and get up to get in one adorable package, and more! I've never been a facial roller person, but the cool stone feels soooo good on tired eyes. The coasters look adorable on my coffee table, and I will actually wear the socks out in the world with sneakers and ankle boots!

    Get it from Ulta for $25.

    15. Clever instant mimosa cubes you can pop into regular champagne to turn it into a mimosa or bellini, no other mixers required. The only juice you'll need at your next party is the track by Lizzo.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Unique bar item. I wanted a fruity addition to champagne for guests that aren't big into stronger alcohol tastes. These sugar cubes were perfect. They were well-received and fun to use. I thought they were a little pricey, but with several uses, I still have plenty leftover for entertaining." β€”TCP

    Get a set of 18 (six cubes each of three flavors) from Uncommon Goods for $30 (available in citrus or peaches and berries flavors).

    16. An amazing all-purpose kitchen tool that's a spoon, slotted spoon, turner, spatula, and sharp cutting edge all in one sleek package. Remind me why you bought all those separate, single-purpose kitchen tools again?


    It's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This tool is the best thing in my kitchen currently. It literally does everything it should and does it well. Pro tip: instead of using two forks to shred chicken, use one fork and the sharp edge of this thing. It pretty much changed my life." β€”Joey Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. A truly wonderful Wonder Woman chair cape so your coworkers will finally understand who they're dealing with. Because honestly, just being able to deal with Karen from accounting all day is a superpower.


    Promising review: "Fit my desk chair just fine. It's adjustable. The back of my chair is fairly wide and there was still extra room to adjust. Looks nice and is a lot of fun for the office." β€”rose c. glass

    Get it from Amazon for $27.35.

    18. A lightweight, packable travel backpack that won't waste precious suitcase space but will be the MVP (most valuable pack) of any excursion.

    Hill City

    Promising review: "I purchased this backpack in preparation for my international, two-and-a-half week trip and I'm glad I did! I usually hate bringing backpacks with me on airplanes/when traveling, because normal backpacks already weigh enough themselves without even putting anything in them, so I decided to try a packable backpack. This backpack is truly packable and lightweight. In the beginning, I was concerned about putting heavy things in it because I wasn't sure if it would hold up , but I was able to put in a DSLR camera, two jackets, a stack of important travel documents, a travel emergency kit, an underwater camera, AND a water bottle on the side compartment and it all held up just fine (and to my surprise, didn't look too bulky either)! My favorite part is the middle zipper compartment, since all the other packable backpacks I've seen usually only have the main, large compartment and the front, small compartment. I was able to separate everything into different pockets to make looking for things much easier. I experienced the zipper getting caught, but it wasn't a problem once I started to flip the fabric upwards and left it like that for easy zipping/unzipping. Definitely my new favorite travel bag!" β€”rocstars

    Get it from Hill City for $68 (available in two colors).

    19. Or an OMG-worthy Friends-inspired backpack with a handy pin display compartment that'll ~be there for you~ to personalize any way you like (without having to worry about losing precious pins).

    Box Lunch

    It even comes with one enamel pin to get you started, which reads "They don't know that we know they know we know." πŸ˜‚

    Get it from Box Lunch for $69.90.

    20. A downright brilliant car dipping sauce holder that'll clip to your vents and hold your precious condiments. Where has this been your whole chicken-nugget-eating life???

    It's designed to be able to hold different sizes of sauce containers depending on whether you position them horizontally or vertically, and it even comes with a removable tray you can squeeze sauce packets into.

    Promising review: "You must buy these if you eat in your car like I do. Best thing ever! Never juggle you dipping sauces again. Great item for the fun and value. My friends are jealous! ;)" β€”Molly McCullough

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    21. Clever pant waist extenders perfect for making those old jeans that are just a little too tight comfy again or making your trousers work during early pregnancy or after a medical procedure, without having to buy a new pair. Also, I'm pretty upset I haven't had these during every Thanksgiving dinner I've ever eaten.


    Promising review: "They work great. I had a kidney transplant and the new kidney was put in around waistline, which made all my pants tight. I have several pairs I would've had to replace, but waist extenders did the trick." β€”jde

    Get a pack of 13 (with a mix of hooks and buttons) from Amazon for $18.95.

    22. A game-changing wine gadget that's a stopper, pourer, aerator, filter, and re-corker all in one and a must-have addition for anyone who drinks wine. It's only $6, so wine not?


    Promising review: "Throw out the others, this is the one. I have a drawer full of wine pour spouts of varying designs. Some don't fit all bottles, some leak while pouring, and some are so tall that storing upright in a refrigerator is difficult and none seal completely. This spout/stopper seals completely and lets you lay the bottle on its side. The aerator allows air to move back into the bottle while pouring to avoid the 'glug glug' effect of other pour spouts. The strainer may filter large cork pieces, but is not fine enough for sediment. The portion of the corker that fits inside the bottle has fit every bottle I've tried it in, from standard size bottles to the larger 1.5 liter bottles. It appears to be made from a flexible material that doesn't add any unwanted taste to the wine. " β€”Jack Dallas

    Get it from Amazon for $5.33.

    23. A beyond helpful liquid eyeliner and wingtip sticker set from Lady Gaga's vegan and cruelty-free beauty line, Haus Laboratories. Consider them ~the cure~ for your inability to master a cat eye.,

    It comes with wing stickers in two sizes. Check out this reviewer's tips for getting them to really stick!

    Promising review: "I'm not good at applying makeup; I really only layer it on when I’m going out. I’ve always been envious of women with wingtip eyeliner. I've never been able to achieve a winged eyeliner look without them turning out lopsided or just uneven and pointing in two directions. Finally, a wing that I can just pop on and go! Where have these been all my life???? I came here to order more and to show pics (on the right). Super easy and they come in different sizes. I’m a fan." β€”Michelle S.

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    Want more? Check out last month's roundup of products I'm not sure how you've lived without.

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