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    34 Products That Provide Smarter Ways To Do Everyday Tasks

    Get ready to work smarter, not harder.

    1. An amazingly convenient veggie chopper from the kitchen geniuses at Oxo that'll not only save you a ton of time dicing ingredients, but also allow you to smoothly and easily pour out the cut vegetables when you're done. I bet this can shave 10 minutes off meal prep and cleanup, easily.

    reviewer using compact chopper to dice an onion
    hand pouring diced onion out of opening

    Promising reviews: "I have arthritis in my hands,* and this gadget is very very good. Just peel, then chop and you can't go wrong." —Anita

    "LOVE this chopper for NO-TEARS onion dicing! I just followed the photo guide on which way to cut the onion in half, and the whole thing was diced with two pushes of the lid. The onion was then stored in the lower level until I was ready and it poured cleanly into the pan. I've also used it to easily cut a poblano pepper." —RDD

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    2. Wad-Free, an ingenious device to solve all your sheet-washing woes. It'll help your sheets dry faster and with fewer wrinkles, and prevent them from trapping all the clothes you throw in there with them in the dreaded tangled-up ball. Where have these been your whole laundry-doing life?!?

    hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer

    They're reusable, BPA free, and from a small business that launched during the pandemic.

    Promising review: "This product has changed my world! Washing and drying my sheets is a breeze! The sheets are not bundled up in the washer and they also dry quickly with no wrinkles! Do yourself a huge favor and try Wad-Free! You will not regret it! Thank you, Wad-Free, for making this chore simple and making washing my sheets a fun, easy breezy experience! I love them!!! I purchased a backup pair, too. Blessings!" —just cruisin'!

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    3. A handy toilet wand with disposable cleaning pads that'll make cleaning the john so much less gross, you'll actually DO IT for once, dammit. Reusing that toilet brush crusted with old who-knows-what? I'll pass, thanks.

    A reviewer image of the soapy sponge end of the wand and a toilet filled with suds
    The wand in the caddy

    Because I mean actually, you DO know what's on that old brush.

    Instead having one toilet brush that you always reuse to clean the crap (sometimes literally) out of your toilet and then store in your bathroom to be used another day (ick), this lets you use dispose of the cleaning pad after each use. Just press the button on the handle, and it'll eject the pad right into the garbage! Plus, each cleaning pad is already loaded with Clorox Cleaner, so it's the only product you'll need. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on Clorox toilet wands.

    Promising review: "This is the best toilet cleaner EVER! It contains a cleaning product, plus the sponges conform to every bend in the toilet and work easily in the rim. It didn’t require any elbow grease either! I promptly threw away my top-of-the-line brush with its fancy under-the-rim attachment that never worked. I am 100% all about this." —Kingfisher

    Get the wand, caddy, and six cleaning heads from Amazon for $9.38 (or $8.91 with the Subscribe & Save option).

    4. Or a miraculous automatic bleach toilet-cleaning system that'll actually *eliminate* a regular chore from your to-do list completely. Once installed, it sends cleaner into the bowl every time you flush, so your toilet will basically clean itself!

    It's super quick to install, and one cartridge can last up to three months!

    Promising review: "I've installed these in all six toilets in my home and they are a great idea. I've been using this for about four to five years. This device circulates bleach product into the toilet bowl after every flush, where it is needed to prevent staining such as water lines from calcium buildup. The chlorine water is restricted to the bowl, not the tank. If chlorine is in the tank it will erode away the flapper and foam seal which separates the tank from the bowl, requiring more expensive repairs. This product solves that problem with no drawbacks and don't look unsightly like the clamp-on bars of chlorine that are permanently inside the bowl." —Dr. D123

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    5. shirt folding board, because maybe Sheldon Cooper was on to something. This wonder will make folding clothes more satisfying and fun (a low bar, I know) and get your tees and other garments folded so well, they'll actually take up less space.

    hands using blue folding board
    reviewer's stack of tees folded without the board, just under 11 inches tall
    reviewer's tees neatly folded with the board, just under 10 inches tall

    Promising review: "My first reaction? 'Why did I buy this?' Then I opened the box and wasn't too convinced about the way it looked, as some edges look like they would quickly snap with use. Then I gave it a try with a couple of shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat, and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love with how beautiful it left my clothes." —Jesus Antonio Vedia

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

    6. Handy dandy faucet extenders to make getting your kiddo's (often v nasty) hands clean less of a hassle. They'll also feel so grown-up when they can actually reach the water!

    kid washing hands under white and gray faucet extender, which makes the water come out closer to the front of the sink

    Promising review: "Before I knew a thing like this existed, I spent the time it took to wash my squirming kiddo's hands one at a time wondering how long it was going to take for his arms to grow enough to reach the faucet. I'm so glad I have this thing now! The setup is just taking it out of the box and stretching the rubber part around the faucet; took two seconds plus some time to adjust to the best angle. Now I can wash my 15-month-old's hands at the same time and the whole process is much faster and easier. He liked it right away too! A bit too much honestly. The worst part about this product is my toddler grabbing it and trying to use it as a water launcher, but that has been easy enough to avoid. The little rubber part pivots a bit so there is flexibility in how you wrap it around your faucet and what angle the water comes out of the chute, but it doesn't pivot THAT much, so as other reviews have mentioned it won't work with upward-angled faucets." —Michelle G.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.95.

    7. An easy-to-grip Oxo veggie brush, because no one really likes dealing with the dirt on produce. But it'll be much more satisfying with this baby that can seriously turn your spuds into ~studs~.

    hands scrubbing a potato
    reviewer holding unwashed potato
    same potato scrubbed shiny clean

    I've been using this while I'm home with my family and it's a serious upgrade to our old scrubbers! It's much larger than the kind of pitiful scrub brushes we were using before *and* dishwasher safe, plus the bristles are much more effective at clearing away dirt quickly. Not surprised; Oxo products are always top-notch IMHBNSHBIASEO (in my humble-but-not-so-humble-because-I'm-a-shopping-editor opinion)! And my coworker Natalie Brown has used it to scrub carrots and she said the results were just as awesome as in the pics above.

    Promising review: "This brush is awesome!! I added some before and after photos of a potato I was scrubbing, and you can see how well the dirt comes off! Very sturdy and durable and the bristles are stiff, which is optimal for cleaning. Easy to hold and does a great job. Definitely recommend!!" —McKinley

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    8. Jumbo divider sticky tabs that seriously change the homework and research grind. They're ideal for studying, annotating, and more organized note-taking — I so wish I'd had these when writing my college thesis.

    The yellow, orange, pink, green, blue, and purple tabs being used to divide a notebook into study chapters. The one at the front has a list of notes labeled
    A reviewer's blue lined note about what to study for and English test

    Promising review: "These allow more writing space than usual page tab markers, which is really useful for my college studies as well as my case note prep for legal work. If you are a fanatic note taker like me, these are superb for helping you stay organized and focused on important information. They can be used for other things, like calendar and agenda notes, too." —Danielle H.

    Get a set of 60 from Amazon $5.79.

    9. Beyond handy grocery bag handles made for anyone who REFUSES to make multiple trips into the house with their baggage. These babies make it possible to carry way more at once (up to 50 pounds!!!) and can even hold the bags together in the back of the car so they don't spill.

    models using the blue handles with double hooks on the bottoms to carry multiple grocery bags
    one of the handles tying multiple grocery bags together in the back of a reviewer's car

    Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" —Rosemary Smith Dattler

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.

    10. A universal jar opener to make opening any jar or bottle a breeze, all while taking up — get this — ZERO drawer space.

    It comes with peel-and-stick adhesive and three screws to easily install it!

    Promising review: "My husband installed this under a kitchen cabinet for me. Because I have small arthritic hands, I couldn't open any jar by myself. This opener has made it possible for me to open any jar or bottle. All you do is hold the item firmly inside the opener and then turn the base of the item clockwise. And voila! Your jar is opened. This has worked on every jar/bottle I have tried. It is also very unobtrusive because of its low profile." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.98.

    11. A pair of eyeliner stamp pens so you'll actually be able to get that perfect cat eye that you thought only Cleopatra and Taylor Swift were capable of on the daily — while still making it out of the house on time! It's long-lasting, too. 🙌

    reviewer with perfect cat eye
    the double-ended sticks

    It comes with two stamps (one for the right eye, one for the left), both of which have a black liquid liner pen on the other end, so you've got everything you need to create the purr-fect look.

    Promising review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner but I don’t have the steady hand for it without mistakes. This makes a perfect and consistent wing every time. Love it! I ordered the 10 mm and now i’ll have to try the 12 mm!" —Julie B

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three styles).

    12. A Luv Scrub, aka an easier and more luxurious way to get your bod clean and exfoliated in the shower. This exfoliating nylon bath cloth is inspired by a common grooming routine product used in West Africa, and the long and stretchy cloth will exfoliate and leave you with remarkably soft skin. Can a regular washcloth do that? Didn't think so.

    The scrubs in orange, mint, pink and navy blue in their packaging
    Luv Scrub

    It's even long enough that you can easily scrub your back! Several of my coworkers have tried and love this product, which is from a Black woman-owned small business!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this exfoliator. I got it to remove my self-tan in the spots that never seem to go away (my ankles) and it did amazingly. It removed all of the old tan and buffed away all of the dry skin so it was perfectly prepared for my next application of self-tan. Not to mention, adding soap to it makes the soap lather so well. My husband is now addicted to it as well! I love that it dries completely and cannot be a source of mold when left in the shower caddy like exfoliators I have used before. I love it! Definitely 10/10!!" —kcaudill

    Get it from Luv Scrub or Ulta for $18 (available in five colors).

    13. A handy little gadget designed to ensure you never accidentally forget about feeding your furry friend (and so you can stop second guessing whether or not you did when they give you those puppy dog eyes). You can also use it for other easy-to-forget daily tasks like medications.

    A hand holding the flat product with the text
    A defeated-looking dog next to the product

    Promising review: "I use this to keep track of whether or not I gave my dog his pill in the morning and evening. It has eliminated the 'did I or didn't I' question. I'd recommend this to anyone with a dog or who needs to remember anything." —Rachel Senterfeit

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in a cat version here).

    14. Or a similar device for humans or animals that sticks right on your pill bottle (!!!) so you never have to doubt whether you took your medicine or not. Plus, they're reusable, so you can peel 'em off and stick on new bottles when you get a refill.

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver! I’ve been looking for something like this for years. I always forget 10 minutes later if I actually took my medicine or just put it down. I’ve tried so many different ways, making marks on the bottle, making stickers, and other pill containers. None ever work. And pill containers are so bulky when I only need one pill." —Niki

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $19.99.

    15. Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray, an awesome grease-buster that'll save you scrubbing and change the dishwashing game for good — by making it actually!?

    A model's hand spraying the product on dirty dishes with text
    spray removing grease from a pan with text

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly loves this stuff! She says: "I live in an apartment without a dishwasher, and I honestly use that as an excuse to order takeout 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 in, which had a ton of caked-on food. It really does work like I say it does! Like, scary well."

    Promising review: "Is it wrong that I wish this came with a holster for the spray gun? Seriously, I see a dirty dish and I want to pull it out, twirl the gun around my finger, and spray, just like in the wild, wild West. The soap is superior to any other; I even use it as a pre-wash for stains on my clothes. There's nothing it hasn't removed. The power wash sprayer is superior. It's easy to use, easy to whip out, soap stays soapy, and rinses clean. I don't feel like I'm wasting any or need to spray more. You can get in close and spray a cup; spray a little further back and you can hit a whole plate. I know it's sad to be this happy over something so simple, but it really does make a task that much easier, and that is appreciated. I will have a Power Wash spray bottle in the bathroom, laundry, kitchen, and pet area, because those are all the places I've carried it. Great product. The soap never fails, cuts through everything, gets rid of any greasy feeling on any material — pans, plastic, walls, and counters — and the spray is fun." —Sssshhhh

    Get a spray bottle and a refill bottle from Amazon for