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    Updated on Mar 18, 2020. Posted on Mar 12, 2020

    21 Things I Don't Understand How You've Lived Without This Whole Time

    Seriously, how???

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    1. An ingenious cereal cup with separate holes for the milk and cereal, so you can simply take a sip of the perfect, non-soggy breakfast while you're on the go. Just know that this means you now have ZERO excuses for skipping the most important meal of the day.

    Amazon

    It's BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS CUP SO MUCH!!! It's amazing, life-changing. Truly revolutionary. Changes the whole game. I use it every morning when I leave for work in a rush because I'm always late. No spoons or anything needed, and fits in the cup holder perfectly. It’s easy to clean and easy to use. The cereal to milk ratio is perfect, I’m never left with too much milk and not enough cereal or vice versa." —Esli Pinto
    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    2. Super-slim, velvet-coated hangers that over 7,000 (!!!) reviewers swear by to save space in their closets and help stop their clothes from slipping off onto the floor.

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    Because one of the most annoying things is when something designed for holding clothes...can't even keep the clothes on it!?!?! These velvet versions actually do their heckin' job.

    Promising review:"How have I lived my life without these? These hangers work great. I have a lot of shirts that don't stay on regular plastic hangers. I had to resort to using clothes pins to keep them on, which resulted in weird and annoying lumps and bulges in the fabric. I have replaced all of my plastic ones with these velvet hangers. Not only do they work well, but now my closet looks neat and tidy. Win win." —Mel

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $15.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A luxurious silk pillowcase beloved by over 5,000 reviewers that'll give new meaning to the phrase "beauty sleep," in case you'd like bed head to basically be optional.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "For years, I've been told I should get a silk pillowcase because it's great for skin and hair. I finally bought this one and it's one of the best purchases I have ever made for myself! The quality is great, it feels awesome against my skin, my hair looks fantastic in the morning, my skin looks better than ever, and I'm just super impressed! Do yourself a favor and buy one — you won't regret it." —Lesanna Dahlen

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in seven sizes and 43 colors and prints).

    4. A simple yet revolutionary habit calendar that just might be what you need to finally do all the stuff you keep saying you're gonna do. It's got 12 months' worth of planning pages with space to track daily, weekly, and monthly habits and goals to help you be your most badass self.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    It's also made from recycled paper to help you achieve your goal of living a lil' more sustainably! There's even an activity at the beginning to help you brainstorm habits to track, and each month starts with a themed page (for example, "sleep," "gratitude," and "finances") with some words of wisdom and a suggested habit to try.

    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce stress and nail down some habits, and I've always done better when I can see progress tangibly. I'd been eyeing this calendar for some time, but was unsure if it was worth the money. I decided to go for it. SO glad I did. It has some 'homework' pages at the beginning to help you focus in on your goals, but mostly it's the cleanness and ready-to-go nature of the monthly calendar pages that have worked for me. It's helped me be more disciplined AND narrow my focus so I'm not worrying about doing everything under the sun each day. I liked it so much that I bought a second one for a friend. Another friend saw me using it and also made a purchase. I'm really happy I made the leap." —Flight of Stars
    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    5. Or The Hero's Journal, an incredibly creative 90-day planner that'll make achieving any goal feel like an epic adventure. It's got space to map out your plan and break your quest into "chapters," list enemies and allies (lol but also helpful), and plenty of room to reflect.

    The Hero's Journal

    The whole journal is based around Joseph Campbell's storytelling framework called The Hero's Journey, which many of your favorite tales probably follow.

    Promising review: "This journal is amazing. It combines my childhood obsession with activity books and adventure games with my current need to be an adult. I've been waffling over finally trying to get in shape, and this journal was what pushed me over the edge to actually do it. I actually got excited about exercising for the first time in my life, because now I'm viewing it as my own personal quest for glory!! The book is intuitive and easy to fill out. It combines proven methods of success with the fun of a good fantasy novel. I am obsessed. I can't wait to finally slay my dragons!" —Anna D.

    Get it from The Hero's Journal for $40.

    6. A Guzzle Buddy, the as-seen-on-Shark Tank product that you can pop right into your beloved bottle of vino to aerate it and drink it on the couch in your PJs in a (slightly) more dignified way than usual. It also helps make it VERY clear that you're not sharing.

    Amazon

    It's top-rack dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "As an avid wine drinker, I must say this is my favorite thing ever. I was finally done cleaning all the dishes one night and I didn't want to dirty another glass. I had a bottle opened and I figured, hey let me give this Guzzle Buddy a try! It seems like it aerates the wine before it hits your mouth and it tastes MUCH better when drinking it from this glass than right from the bottle. It's also a great gag gift for wino friends! I overall enjoyed my purchase! :)" —Shelby Bassetti

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A fleece-lined hoodie/blanket/poncho thing, because it seems that at long last someone has invented a cure for winter.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Can I just live the rest of my life in this? Best item I've ever purchased! Don't even question it!" —Leslie
    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in adult and youth sizes and in 19 styles, including some with animal ears).

    8. A time-stamped glass water bottle that's probably the closest thing you're gonna get to a little fairy tapping you on the shoulder every hour to remind you to drink water.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed. I never drink enough water. Seeing the time reminder works so well! I've finally found a solution that works." —Stella

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $19.99.

    9. An adjustable posture corrector here to help with the seemingly impossible task of retraining your body to stand up straighter. But don't worry, I know you're no ~slouch~.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered this posture corrector because I slouch too much, and when I try to stand up straight, I feel like I overcompensate and it gets tiring. The reason I like this product is that when I have it on, it doesn't restrict my movements like a brace with a plate might. I don't feel like I have to put effort into standing straight, so I'm not getting fatigued even after wearing it for a full eight-hour day. I'm really pleased with my purchase — it's well-designed and easy to use, and i think will eventually fix my bad posture." —mdantes

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A so-adorable-it-should-be-illegal Pusheen crossbody purse that any cute connoisseur simply must own, I don't make the rules.

    Pusheen Shop

    Get it from Pusheen Shop for $28 or Amazon for $28.95.

    11. Waterproof vacuum-sealed space-saving bags for anyone who's ever wanted to literally shrink their clutter. Pop your stuff inside and use your hose-ended vacuum cleaner to remove all the extra air, then ooh and ahh about how small your storage problems now seem.

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    It also comes with a travel pump, so you can use the bags for packing and reseal them when it's time to head home! Not sure which size to get? For context, the medium size claims to fit 8-10 sweaters and the large size can hold up to four pillows.

    Promising review: "I’ve been having a hard time finding space to put away my winter clothes to make room for summer and decided to try this space-saver. I’ve never tried vacuum storage before, and am very pleased and now I can’t imagine another way to put away off-season clothes. I used my own vacuum cleaner as I didn’t think the pump that it comes with would be as effective, and it was super easy and quick. The hardest part was folding the clothes lol." —Giselle

    Get a pack of five medium-sized bags from Amazon for $24.99 (available in four sizes).

    12. A hella convenient roll-up toiletry kit with a removable mirror that can be hung up in your camper, on a bathroom wall, or wherever. It's basically a dream come true for anyone who's not comfy traveling without a full medicine cabinet.

    REI

    Promising review: "Even better than I expected and very smartly designed. Bought the this for a two- to three-month motorcycle trip through Central America, and as a guy who spends much of his time living out of a pickup truck all over California, I seriously wish I had bought this years ago. The fact that the sealed vinyl compartment is detachable really seals the deal." —Scott

    Get the small size for $29.95 (available in three colors) and the large size for $39.95 (available in three colors) both from REI.

    13. A lightweight jacket you'll wear all spring long and that'll leave every other hoodie and windbreaker you own in the dust. It pretty much does everything — it is odor-controlling, sweat-wicking, and quick-drying, plus provides UPF 50+ and is made from recycled materials. If that's not enough? It's machine-washable, too.

    Athleta

    Promising review: "This jacket is very soft and comfortable. The fit is flattering. I plan to order more in different colors." —Heidi C.

    Get it from Athleta for $89 (available in sizes XXS-XL regular, S-XL tall, and XS-L petite and in two colors).

    14. An adorable-yet-practical cat fountain that your fur baby might wonder how he lived without. Cats prefer to drink running water, and this is a heck of a lot cuter and less intrusive than them drinking from the sink.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It's quiet and has a replaceable filter (it comes with two) to keep the water fresh. It's also got three different settings so you can see which your kitty likes best.

    Promising review: "This product has given my senior cats a new life! I was reading up on senior cat care and a water fountain was suggested, as older cats don’t drink enough and get dehydrated easily. My 15-year-old cats are more energetic, happy, playful, and spunky after four days of using the new fountain. They love drinking from it and so far it works really well." —Leslie Phillips
    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. Or a purring plush toy that'll be a game-changer for anxious kitties. Press a button, and a recorded purr will sooth them for two minutes. And even when its quiet, it's sure to be their new BFF (sorry, you've been replaced).

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    You can take the purring part out when it needs a bath!

    Promising review: "My 3-year-old male rescue kitty has gone through a lot of change and anxiety in his short life (which began as an abandoned kitten on the streets). I saw this online when searching for my fur babies’ Christmas gifts this year and thought, why not give it a shot? Let me tell you just HOW MUCH he loves his new cuddle buddy! He sleeps with it for EVERY nap and evening slumber now, and even pets it like it’s his own baby! I watch him fluff, gently stroke, and pull his new stuffie close to his chest before drifting off to sleep...and it warms my heart to see how much it comforts him and how much he loves/cares for it. Sooo recommended for cats of all ages." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95.

    16. A subscription to meal kit delivery service Home Chef, which will bring you all the ingredients you need to cook meals you'll actually be excited to eat. Because ordering less takeout doesn't have to mean more trips to the grocery store.

    @realhomechef / Via instagram.com

    "But I don't like the pre-set meals that come in kits," you whine. Well, Home Chef actually lets you swap out and customize some parts of the dishes they offer, like changing the protein. The system also works week by week, so you can change how many meals you get each week and easily take a break from the service. The available menus can fit all kinds of tastes, schedules, needs, and skills, from "Ready in 15" to "Slow Cooker."

    Meals start at $6.99/serving.

    17. A sleek and clever multitool pen that's a ruler, ballpoint pen, touchscreen stylus, level, and a flat- and Phillips-head screwdriver all in one and is sure to become your DIY project MVP (most valuable product).

    Amazon

    It even comes with two extra ink cartridges!

    Promising review: "Promising review: "being an engineering student I wanted a solid pen that had everything that i could ever in need without having to reach for my bookbag, this pen did that. If I need to tighten a bolt in a project to make an adjustment I no longer have to walk across the room I can just unscrew my cap and there's my screw. best part I finally have a ruler I wont lose you'll end up using that ruler more times than you think, overall great pen." —manuel espino

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six styles).

    18. Double-sided fashion tape strips so you can finally wear those low-cut tops and stubborn dresses that have been stuck in the back of your closet without flashing the world. 😳

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was very impressed at how well this worked. I needed to keep a skimpy romper on me without popping out. I was able to dance seven hours at a festival without any problem thanks to this." —yasie

    Get 50 strips from Amazon for $9.90. Get a version for sensitive skin here.

    19. LOL-worthy period socks, because you already have designated period underwear. Besides, there's never a time of the month where you need cute socks emblazoned with a kitty and ice cream more.

    ModCloth

    Look at that cat's face — what a meow-d.

    Get them from ModCloth for $12.

    20. A primer mask that's a genius invention, IMHO. It'll help you get glowing and leave your whole dang face primed for a great makeup look in a far more luxe and spa-like way than your usual liquid primer. Oh, and did I mention it's less than a buck??

    elf

    It's made with vitamin C, vitamin B3, and hyaluronic acid, and it's cruelty- and paraben-free!

    Promising review: "I used this mask right before an event. OMG, this stuff is amazing! It leaves my face so smooth. My makeup application was flawless and glowing! It smells so good too, very soothing. My makeup lasted pretty much all evening without having to retouch. I don't know if it really blurred pores, because I don't really have that issue, but overall it just makes your face looks so good and hydrated. I just ordered more!" —Jules78

    Get it from e.l.f. for $0.80 (originally $2).

    21. And a truly majestic piece of art that no home should be without. Yes, I'm talking about Handsome Squidward.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "He dummy THICCCCC. I wake up in the middle of the night to see his face. Best thing I have ever owned. The way he looks at me as I rub his chest makes me want to buy twenty more." —RIleyChilds

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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