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    33 Things Every Type A Person Will Probably Want To Own

    A is for "amazing."

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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~.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    They've got over 2,900 positive reviews!!!

    Promising review: "These really don’t bleed/show too badly through college-ruled or lined paper (or regular printer paper) and I LOVE them for schoolwork. They've made my life so much easier and prettier! They glide much more easily than regular pens. I also love that they seem to never dry out despite the fact that I’ve been using them for at least two weeks now and have left the most-used black marker open for several long periods already. I've come back to still find plenty of ink and no change in the writing ability. I think these are great quality pens and definitely worth the purchase." —NATTYLIGHT

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $9.99.

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $5.67.

    3. The planner of your dreams, which has over 4,000 positive reviews and daily, weekly, and monthly pages to log everything from tasks to goals to what you're grateful for.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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. 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.com, 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 $12.74.

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

    CutieMugs/Etsy

    Get it from CutieMugs on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).

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

    Redbubble

    Get it from dailybrooklyn99 on Redbubble for $2.50+ (available in three finishes).

    7. 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.

    Amazon

    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 or the monthly calendar from Amazon for $6.50.

    8. 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 $9.50.

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 10 colors) or the floral (available in four colors) from Amazon for $7.99.

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

    DFTBA

    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 $25 (available in sizes XS-3XL and in two fits).

    11. 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).

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased these pens to give my co-workers for Valentine’s Day. I wasn’t expecting much because of the price and thought they would be more of a novelty item. However, they are very decent pens. They write very smoothly, but the ink flow isn’t so much that it bleeds through paper. It will smear if touched immediately, but dries within 4-5 seconds." —KCinOK

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

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

    Amazon

    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).

    13. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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 $11.99.

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

    Amazon

    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 $9.95 (available in three designs).

    15. 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    (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 $7.97.

    16. 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.

    Amazon

    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 $45.96 (available in seven colors).

    17. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, the iconic Marie Kondo's bestselling book that will take even the most organized people to the next level of neatness. Just watching the Netflix show wasn't enough for you — you want to savor Marie's every word.

    Ten Speed Press, amazon.com

    It's got over 12,000 positive reviews on Amazon — so I'd say it *sparks joy.*

    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+.

    18. 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!

    Amazon

    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 three colors).

    19. 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).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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.

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

    Amazon

    Get the coffee pair for $8 or the "Running the world and stuff" pair for $10.99, both from Amazon.

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

    Amazon

    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 $15.99.

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

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Over 2,400 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 $6.97.

    23. 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.

    Amazon

    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 $7.

    24. 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 instagram.com

    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 $6.25.

    25. 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.

    BuzzFeed

    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: "These showed up the day before my two flights (six hours). I pulled them out after I boarded the plane and put on a movie and turned on the noise canceling before we took off, and eventually the plane took off but I just kind of forgot I had on a new pair of active noise canceling headphones. Then the flight attendant came by, so I took them off to get a drink and that’s when I noticed how amazing these headphones were. I never realized how loud it is inside an airplane. After that I put them back on and started experimenting and switched the ANC off then back on and I just kept smiling. I’ve never had true noise-canceling headphones before and I was just so excited to see how well these actually worked. I’m 100% happy with these in every way possible." —Ryan Eli

    Get them from Amazon for $99.

    26. A classic leather band watch so you'll look extra sharp while being extra early to every event. The face even shows the date, because you're obviously the person who everyone asks for that crucial info when they forget.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    It's water-resistant!

    Promising review: "I'm a busy college student and this is the perfect watch. It's smaller than I perceived in the picture, but I'm not disappointed. It matches everything that I wear, which makes it the perfect watch for someone not interested in having an extensive selection to decide from in the morning. Also, I can finally tell someone what the date is when they ask with this handy little watch's date keeper!" —Paige Ashmead

    Get it from Amazon for $30.55+ (available in six styles).

    27. 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 were considered a superpower, you'd have had at least three Marvel movies made about you by now.

    Amazon

    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 three colors).

    28. 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.

    Urban Outfitters

    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 Urban Outfitters for $19.

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

    Amazon

    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 $4.99+.

    30. 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.

    Cratejoy

    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 B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.73+/month.

    31. Some stress-relieving honey lavender tea for unwinding after a long day of being you.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My pantry is full of teas but this one by far is my absolute favorite. I drink a cup in the morning when I'm getting ready for work and drink another cup at night before bedtime. It does a fantastic job at relaxing me and has a good flavor." —Mom3

    Get two boxes from Amazon for $11.01.

    32. An empowering sweary coloring book that'll allow you to turn your stress into a work of art while putting your incredibly detail-oriented nature to good use.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this adult coloring book. It's by far my favorite one I've ever owned and it truly is a fun, relaxing experience to use it. I enjoy coloring, feeling stress-free, and swearing. I like pretty things that include the F word. I like getting to illustrate my feelings and this book is top-notch. The pictures are amazing and not overly intricate, but detailed enough to produce fun images that are definitely fridge-worthy. This coloring book (along with a chilled glass of wine!) is now my go-to stress reliever and I fully intend to make life my bitch. I'm not going to let life make me feel so drained and stressed out. Instead, I will happily color my stresses away!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99. Get a box of top-rated colored pencils to use with it from Amazon for $7.99.

    33. And a cozy sweatshirt that just about sums it up.

    Human

    This design is also available on a crewneck tee, a V-neck tee, a hoodie, a tank top, a racerback tank, a long-sleeve tee, or a baby onesie!

    Get it from Human for $24.99+ (originally $29.99, available in sizes S-3X and in seven colors).

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

    Ahhhh, the sweet smell of organization.

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