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    38 Things Every Type A Person Will Want To Own

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    1. A set of super-fine pens perfect for bullet journaling, color-coding, and giving your endless lists a little more ~pizazz~.


    (Psst, if you're interested in starting a bullet journal or wondering WTF one is, check out this post!)

    Promising review: "These have great color saturation, glide easily on paper, and don't bleed through to the next page! I can't recommend them enough. The shape is also amazing — they are beautifully crafted all the way to the cap. 10/10 will be buying more in the future." —mfin

    Get a set of 10 for $5.94 or a set of 18 for $10.99, both from Amazon.

    2. Jumbo divider sticky tabs for notes that are so beautiful, you'll cry tears of joy. This is some organization porn so arousing, Tumblr might ban it.


    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 $3.71.

    3. The planner of your dreams, which has over 3,000 positive reviews and daily, weekly, and monthly pages to log everything from tasks to goals to what you're grateful for.


    There are also special spaces to note your achievements and how you want to improve. Basically, it takes all of the thoughts that are zooming around in your head 24/7 and turns them into something organized and productive. Do I hear a sigh of relief?

    Promising review: "I really love this planner! It's well organized and does a great job of covering all the different valuable parts of life. I really like having a daily, weekly, and monthly planner all in one; it helps me tie overall personal goals and aspirations to the daily tasks that will help me achieve them. The best part is that the planner has a space that encourages you to self reflect, which is crucial to growth and self improvement." —tgiffin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in four colors).

    Also check out BuzzFeed Reviews' picks for the best planners at every price point.

    4. Some melatonin sleep gummys that over 1,000 reviewers swear by to help you actually get some damn rest instead of replaying your to-do list over and over in your head.

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's review of these gummies (spoiler alert: she says that taking two of these before bed not only helps her feel sleepy within about fifteen minutes, but also helps her actually STAY asleep).

    Promising review: "For decades, I've been plagued by various levels of insomnia. My normal routine would include heading to bed at a slightly-later-than-reasonable hour, contemplating my excessive workload, becoming exasperated about any upcoming social plans, growing anxious after reflecting further and realizing that I basically have no social life, and wondering why I had that sixth cup of coffee in the afternoon. Before you know it, it's 4:11 AM and I'm incredulous, ruminating about where I went wrong in my life. That was before an angel referred me to these. Combining the perfect texture of Welch's fruit snacks and the nostalgic flavor of Children's Dimetapp, these gummies' relaxing effects are felt within minutes, with a good night's sleep always soon to follow. Yes, I have had some bizarre dreams since taking this product, but they are a small price to pay for peaceful rest." —Daniel

    Get a bottle of 50 from Amazon for $11.19.

    5. A box of work-themed affirmation cards for days when you need a little extra motivation or help getting back on track. Admit it — even you have your off days., Amazon

    Promising review: "A friend of mine gave me these as a gift recently, and I LOVE them! I keep them on my desk at work and pick one to read every day (I make some of my colleagues pick one if they’re having a bad day, too). They’re hilarious and motivational — pretty much every message I’ve picked so far has been remarkably (almost eerily) on the mark! I’d recommend for anyone who has a sense of humor and wants to have a giggle each day, or is just having a bad day at work and just needs a little pick-me-up!" —x

    Get a box of 50 from Amazon for $13.65.

    6. A motivational mug declaring your personal motto. Go ahead, treat yo' self to it.


    Get it from WillowMugs on Etsy for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

    7. Or a sticker of another fabulous type A sitcom heroine looking both noice and smort.


    Get it from dailybrooklyn99 on Redbubble for $2.47.

    8. An adhesive, dry erase calendar to map out your week or month and let you keep track of your meticulously crafted plans at a glance.


    The weekly option has large columns for each day of the week, while the monthly version has a sidebar for general to-dos, including boxes to check 'em off (the best part, obvs). Both are safe for walls and can easily be removed and reused.

    Get the weekly calendar for $6.80 and the monthly calendar for $4.38, both from Amazon.

    9. A waterproof notepad for recording all of your vitally important shower thoughts, because your brain never really shuts off. Yes, I would love to belt out some T-Swift while I lather up, but how can I when I'm planning out my next three months of work???

    Aqua Notes

    You can use it with any regular pencil, but it includes one that says "No more ideas down the drain!"

    Promising review: "I purchased this product for myself because I was always thinking of things I needed to do while in the shower, but would forget to do them once I got out. This works for that situation. It's also nice to leave love notes for my husband when he takes showers after me." —Cheryl Bass

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    10. An expanding document organizer that'll accommodate your seemingly endless pile of papers (up to 150-200 sheets!!!!) and look cute doing it, too.


    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these organizational wonders.

    Promising review: "I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry. I was looking for something cute and easy to carry that fits manila folders and keeps smaller folders from getting crinkly. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this — I got a second one that's coming very soon! I can throw loose leaf papers, folders, or even books or small notebooks in this, and nothing gets crinkled or bent. I get a lot of compliments on it as well!" —Alexa Viz

    Get the pastel (available in eight colors) or the floral (available in four colors) from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A very wise T-shirt paying homage to the queen of type A folks everywhere, Hermione Jean Granger.


    These shirts support The Harry Potter Alliance, an IRL organization that mobilizes activism among Potterheads. I don't think the founder of S.P.E.W. would have it any other way.

    Get it from DFTBA for $22 (available in sizes XS-3XL and in two fits).

    12. And some quill-like pens so you can further channel your bushy-haired heroine while jotting down your plans (which are set in ink, not pencil, duh).


    Promising review: "I get compliments on these pens all the time. They write beautifully, with black ink that's almost like a gel. Now I will never forget my pen, and no one can ever steal it." —Tx Prime Reviewer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $2.28.

    13. A handy little gadget designed to ensure you never accidentally forget about your furry friend (and so you can stop second guessing whether or not you did when they give you those puppy dog eyes).,

    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.

    14. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the bestselling book that will take even the most organized people to the next level of neatness.

    Ten Speed Press,

    It's got over 11,000 positive reviews on Amazon! The author, Marie Kondo, encourages you to stop holding on to all your random crap and really think about whether each of your belongings brings you joy. If they don't, why do you have them?

    Promising review: "I always thought I was a very organized person (because everything I owned had a labeled place and my house was always super clean), but after reading this book I realized I was nothing more than a skilled hoarder. I discarded over 100 bags of clutter in six weeks and earned over $400 selling the big-ticket items. I also donated an entire trunk full of books, CDs, and DVDs to my local library. My home's available storage used to be completely maxed out, and now I have empty drawers everywhere! Reading this book was life-changing. I no longer feel weighed down by all my stuff." —Laura I.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.69+.

    15. Or The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck, if your goal is to actually become less obsessed with the little things.

    Little Brown and Company

    Written by a self-proclaimed "recovering perfectionist," it's part self-help book, part hilarious parody.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome book if you're someone who can't say no or if you get yourself involved in too many things that you really don't want to do. It tells you how to take your life back. It's a process I had already started to implement on my own. The humor is great, because in many ways it isn't really humor, it's reality. If someone gets offended by it, well, the book has the answer for that!" —Debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.55+.

    16. A compact budget book with space to record all the money you have coming in and out, plus pockets for stashing important bills and receipts.


    It's got places to record day-to-day spending, income, regular monthly payments, and totals at the end of the month.

    Promising review: "This is a good size to fit in my work purse. It seems very durable and comes with extra pages for Christmas spending. The sections for receipts are also a great addition. I love, love, love it. It's done wonders for my finances. Now I'm able to see where my money goes each month. I'm able to track my spending each day and have a total for the month. I'd recommend this book to anyone. I'll definitely be buying another as soon as I finish this one." —Kimmy

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    17. Funky slippers that double as dusters, because your motto has always been "Why do one thing when you could be doing two?!"


    They can also be worn over your shoes or favorite pair of single-function slippers.

    Promising review: "You already walk all over the house, why not be productive while you're at it? These slippers are soft and comfy. Dust clings to them and the texture makes it easy to get into crevices and grooved surfaces. These are great!" —A.Vega

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A tear-off notepad for a to-do list that maps out every aspect of your hella productive day.


    Promising review: "I use my iPhone as a calendar, but it has its limitations; I still prefer paper when it comes to planning. This daily page planner motivates me to take care of myself while I take care of the things that need to be done. I like that the 'must do today' section only has three spaces, while there's much more room below to write additional tasks for later. This keeps me from piling too many tasks on myself. It also has a place to track water intake and three square meals, and one of my favorite parts is the box in which I am asked to write what I am thankful for each day." —Donna T. Edmundson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (available in four designs).

    19. A divided laundry hamper to save you precious time that would otherwise be spent sorting. It'll also rescue you from a roommate who — *shudder* — just tosses everything in the washer willy-nilly.


    Sorting your laundry ahead of time is just another way of getting ahead on your chores, which is probably one of your favorite things to do already! Plus, it has removable liners that function as super light laundry bags, so you won't have to schlep the whole hamper to the laundry room.

    Promising review: "I Iove this hamper! It fits perfectly in narrow spaces and each bag DEFINITELY holds two loads of laundry. The mesh bags are securely held in place with Velcro tabs at the corners. I also like that the top has magnets to keep it closed." —allison r

    Get it from Amazon for $39.96+ (available in four colors).

    20. A multipurpose organizer to hang by your front door so you never have to worry about forgetting anything ever again. Plus, it's got plenty of space to do your favorite thing — write down reminders!


    Promising review: "This is great for busy families. We keep it at eye level so it's easy for us to catch important messages or reminders. We no longer forget mail because it's right there to grab on the way out the door." —Iheartcrafts98

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).

    21. A cheeky-yet-practical magnetic meal planner pad for the most important list of all: what to eat. And you have a lot of important lists, so that's saying something.


    One column is labeled "dinner" and lets you check "dine in," "dine out," or "take out," then list what you're having below. The other column is labeled "not dinner," and has space to plan breakfast, lunch, and of course, snacks.

    Promising review: "This is a great idea for a person/couple/family that always asks 'What's for dinner?'. No, you don't need a fancy pad to make a menu for the week, but isn't it more fun when you do? I enjoy filling out the menu, so it makes it less of a chore. And if you're a busy person, making out your menu at the beginning of the week takes the stress out of meal planning. It also makes it easier to plan your grocery list so you're not running to the store multiple times a week for ingredients." —Lola Lu

    Get it from Amazon for $9.22.

    22. A water bottle with a storage compartment that can hold your phone, because you hate to miss an important notification even when you're on the go.


    There's even a port you can thread your headphones through while your phone is stored in the bottle!

    Promising review: "My iPhone 7 fits beautifully in this with my skinny bumper case still attached. There's still wiggle room left for a couple credit cards or a key. I love that the bottle feels solid and decent quality, and I love the large opening for easy filling and cleaning. I highly recommend!" —Starry Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. Incredibly relatable socks to celebrate your reliance on caffeine and declare your dominance over the world.


    Get the coffee pair $12.99 or the "Running the world and stuff" pair for $11.99, both from Amazon .

    24. A desktop punching bag perfect for releasing the rage you feel when someone tells you to "relax."


    It comes with a pump to keep it fully inflated for many stressful days to come!

    Promising review: "I work in a tech office and things were getting pretty stressful. We jokingly talked about getting a punching bag. When I went home and told my husband about how stressed my coworkers were and how we need SOMETHING to take out our frustrations, he jumped on Amazon to see what he could find. He stumbled across this little desktop punching bag and had it delivered to my office. IT'S AMAZING! Five stars doesn't even BEGIN to describe how awesome this punching bag is!!! The suction cup design is perfect — you can really wallop this thing and the suction cup doesn't move! And the spring is heavy-duty so the bag bounces right back to you! We placed it on the corner of a table in our training room and every time someone walks by it, they give it a good whack! It's the best money we've ever spent on Amazon." —kn50443

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    25. Cable clips so you won't get your wires crossed. That kind of clutter is for type B people.


    Over 1,500 Amazon reviewers swear by these!

    Promising review: "These cable clips are necessary when you have lots of devices in a small area. I use them to organize charging cables in my bedroom, and the adhesive has held up nicely so far. The best thing about these clips is that they can stick in many places that traditional cable management systems cannot, which lets you can have cords hidden alongside furniture, etc. They are worth every penny for preventing me from having to untangle my cables." —Jasmine Coleman

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.98.

    26. A blow dry accelerating spray, because you want great hair without the wait. You've got places to go, people to see. In the immortal words of a certain sea witch, you're a very busy person who hasn't got all day.

    @nymbrands / Via

    I'm a morning shower person with unruly bangs that must be blow dried or chaos will ensue. I use this every day as a heat protectant and in an attempt speed up the process. I think it's a must for impatient folks who want to look fab!

    Promising review: "My hair is somewhere between straight and wavy. I blow dry and flat iron my hair every day. It's long (past mid-back) and, while it's fine, there's a lot of it. It typically takes 35-45 minutes to get my hair dry. I came across this product by accident at the drugstore, so I decided to give it a try. My hair goes from dripping wet to bone dry in 10 minutes FLAT. This stuff is a lifesaver. I just want people who spend a five or six hours a week under a blow dryer to know there's a better way!!" —CLL1979

    Get it from Amazon for $7.51.

    27. Super comfy noise-cancelling headphones that work wired or with Bluetooth, and will make it easy to — as my first grade teacher used to say — hocus pocus focus.


    They've got on-ear controls and come with a carrying case, AUX cord, and a micro USB cable. When used wirelessly, the battery can last for up to 20 hours!

    These beauties are BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best affordable noise-cancelling headphones.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for wireless headphones that sound clear, have a deep bass and good battery life, and give me the freedom to use a cord or just Bluetooth. I've tried out several sets and either they didn't work while plugged in unless charged, their battery drained rapidly, or their sound quality was horrible. I've used batteries and car charging sets from Anker which were all well-made and lasted quite a while. I wondered if these would be just as high quality and wasn't disappointed. Sound is completely drowned out by their noise cancelling technology, which is awesome! I was impressed when I played some rap, techno, R&B, and rock — the vocals and beats all came through clear and crisp. A lot of headphones feel cheap in hand, but these are far from it. They're bendable enough to allow you to have one ear covered and one side pushed to the back without any issue. I wore these headphones for three hours straight with no problem! I used them for three plus hours on Bluetooth at max volume with noise cancelling on the entire time, and they'd only lost about 20% battery. (I didn't even need to fully charge them out of the box). All in all, these cost less than most premium headphones with the same quality in sound and battery. They're a great buy for both audiophiles and the casual listener." —ANTHONY HERNANDEZ

    Get them from Amazon for $99.

    28. A folding lap desk that'll allow you to get shit done from the comfort of your bed. If being able to do work literally anywhere was considered a superpower, you'd have had at least three Marvel movies made about you by now.


    Promising review: "I bought this because I was tired of holding up my laptop with my knees. Now, using my laptop is much more comfortable. You could also use this to serve food or for anything you want to have elevated above you in bed or on the couch. There's a handle built in and it's foldable, so it's portable, too." —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in two colors).

    29. A set of squee-worthy cat squishies that'll be meow-velous for squeezing your stress away.


    Promising review: "Sooooooo cute. I've tucked these babies around my apartment as little happy rays of sunshine to make me smile. I even had enough to give a few to my friends. They're soft, adorable, and well worth the money. They bring a little happy into each day." —Laura Medley

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

    30. Very Good Lives, a transcript of J.K. Rowling's iconic speech on the importance of failure, to remind you that's it's okay not to be perfect all the time.

    Little, Brown and Company

    *Gets choked up whenever I do so much as remember JKR exists in all her perfection*

    Promising review: "This is life-changing. These are the words of a woman who truly struggled, but overcame. Her words gave me the courage to pick myself up and start chasing my own dreams. More importantly, I realized that failure isn't always bad. Failure has benefits. Failure can happen to anyone, but it needs to be embraced, fully, as a learning experience, a clean slate, and a solid foundation from which to rebuild." —TH1028

    Get it from from Amazon for $9.99+.

    31. A swear-y coloring book, which will live up to its name and help you calm the fuck down, while putting your incredibly detail-oriented nature to good use.


    In case curse words plus coloring weren't enough to convince you that this book was made for you, it also has a "color test page" at the beginning to avoid that dreaded "This color looks wayyyyyy different than the the outside made it seem" moment. I know you don't settle for less than perfection.

    Promising review: "I don't have enough words in my vocabulary to describe how awesome the drawings in this book are. Sometimes I want an intricate design to focus on when the world around me is being annoying, sometimes I want something quick and easy, and some days I just want to color in pictures with silly words. This book allows me to do all of the above. There’s something to suit every mood swing." —MissyBissy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.24.

    32. A mini emergency kit to keep on hand, because Scar may have been evil and all, but he had a point — you should always BE PREPARED.

    American Eagle

    So I guess the main takeaway of this list is that Disney villain lyrics are remarkably relatable for type A people?

    The kit includes a sewing kit, deodorant wipe, stain remover, double-sided tape, a nail file, clear nail polish, dental floss, a pain reliever, hairspray, a safety pin, a bandage, earring backs, a nail polish remover pad, breath freshener, and a tampon.

    Get it from American Eagle for $18 (available in three colors).

    33. Or a multifunction pocket tool beloved by over 1,000 reviewers for an edgier way to be ready for anything.


    Promising review: "This is just what I needed! There's a screwdriver, four-position wrench, butterfly wrench, direction ancillary tool, two-position wrench, can opener, knife edge, ruler, bottle opener, and saw blade. I find it very useful for any random emergency. It also comes with a carrying case so I can store it in my bag." —Johann Christine Alcaraz

    Get it from Amazon for $4.60+.

    34. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers, for those of you who get a huge thrill out of running around the house removing every scuff and speck of grime with a miraculous little sponge.


    (Full disclosure, I had a lot of fun doing that when I was a kid. It's just so satisfying! I know, what a shock that I'm now writing about being type A.)

    Promising review: "This may be one of my favorite products ever. It doesn't matter if you're cleaning walls or cleaning the bathtub — wet this sponge and it will erase almost anything. It's great for paint, crayon, dirt and grime, and even sticker residue. They are rinsable and can be reused. I keep one in every room." —DannieLynn

    Get a box of eight from Amazon for $9.98.

    35. A classy rose gold watch so you'll look extra cute while being extra early to every event. The face even shows the day of the week and date, because you're obviously the person who everyone asks for that crucial info when they forget.

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $200 (available in three colors).

    36. A subscription to Busy Bee Stationery, a monthly shipment of adorable pens, notebooks, stickers, planners, tape, and other goodies to help you achieve the desktop of your dreams.


    Each box includes five to 10 items you'll want to put in your office arsenal ASAP. Hey, some people love to buy shoes, you love to buy office supplies. Both are beautiful.

    Promising review: "My first box came with a really nice selection of pens, washi tape, a journal, markers, an awesome correcting pen....It was definitely worth the price. I also sent a couple of questions to their customer service and was answered promptly and with lovely manners each time. I'm so happy with my box and can't wait for the next one!" —Melissa

    Get it from Cratejoy for $39.90/month.

    37. Amazon dash buttons that let you re-order your essentials the second you realize you're running low. Finally, someone understands your need to deal with things immediately!!!


    Just press the button and an order for the product will be placed through your Prime account!

    Get a toilet paper or detergent button from Amazon for $4.99 with a Prime membership. Find more dash buttons here and subscribe to Prime here.

    38. And some stress-relieving honey lavender tea for unwinding after a long day of being you.


    Promising review: "I'm a tea drinker and have come to enjoy a cup of this honey lavender tea in the afternoon. It makes me feel at peace and calm. It's a nice addition to my afternoon routine." —Mrs. Ina Gardner

    Get six boxes from Amazon for $23.88.

    Ahhhh, the sweet smell of organization.


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