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    30 Things Every Type A Person Will Probably Want To Own

    A is for "absolutely awesome and 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~.


    They've got over 5,000 (!!!) 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 $9.98.

    2. Gorgeous folders featuring artwork of Black women kicking butt at work that'll do double duty — help keep your papers organized *and* get you inspired. Because couldn't these beautiful illustrations easily be portraits of you in your element?

    The three folders: a pink one with a stylishly dressed woman and the text "CEO mindset," a light blue one with a woman working on a tablet in bed and the text "goal getter," and a blue one with a woman working in an adorably decorated office

    This Black woman-owned Etsy shop also stocks other adorable office supplies illustrated with badass Black women!

    Promising review: "OMG!!!! I am in love. These folders are GORGEOUS. Excellent quality and detailed graphics. I will definitely be a repeat customer!" —Hope Williams

    Get a set of three from CopperandBrassPaper on Etsy for $15.

    3. 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.


    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 $3.59.

    4. The planner of your dreams, which has over 3,500 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 $20.97. Find it in more colors here.

    5. A simple-but-brilliant clean/dirty dishwasher magnet so all the hard work you put into keeping the kitchen clean won't be in vain because your roommate threw their icky cereal bowl in with the dishes you JUST. FREAKING. WASHED.

    The small octagonal magnet that says "CLEAN" when flipped one way and "DIRTY" when flipped the other

    Promising review: "This holds really well to the door of the dishwasher and I couldn't be more pleased with it. It's very simple and no-frills, but it does the job and didn't cost a lot. It makes our lives much easier not having to worry if the dishes are clean, and it saves water that way!" —brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $6.54.

    6. 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 $15.20.

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

    The mug reading "Be the Leslie Knope of whatever you do"

    Get it from CutieMugs on Etsy for $17.96 (originally $19.96).

    8. Or a sticker of another fabulous type A sitcom heroine appreciating one of the finer things in life.

    A sticker of Amy Santiago from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" smelling a Conflict Resolution binder with the text "New binder smell" on a water bottle

    NEW 👏 BINDER 👏 SMELL 👏 .

    Get it from emilyblumberg on Redbubble for $2.75+ (available in three finishes).

    9. 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 $8.99+ or the monthly calendar for $12.63, both from Amazon.

    10. 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???

    A hand writing on the notepad suction cupped to the shower wall
    Aqua Notes

    You can use it with any regular pencil, but it includes one that says "No more great 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 $9.75.

    11. 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 file folders.

    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 it in a solid color for $8.99 (available in 10 colors) or floral print for $7.99 (available in four colors), both from Amazon.

    12. A hilarious dad cap embroidered with a message you have definitely sent more than once to those less grammar-conscious folks in your life.

    teal baseball cap with white text that reads "you're*"

    Promising review: "I love this hat! It's so cute! The stitching is top-notch. I'm a grammar nerd and this hat gets a lot of attention. I love it!" —Savvy Gina

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 18 colors).

    13. A simple yet revolutionary habit calendar designed to help you finally do all the stuff you keep saying you're gonna do — and track your progress in a very satisfying way. 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.


    This bestselling wonder is by Free Period Press, a queer- and woman-owned business that makes adorable stickers and paper goods! It's also made from recycled paper to help you achieve your resolution 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.

    14. 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.

    Four images showing a model filling the gray double hamper, unhooking the liner tote bag, pulling it out, and taking it to the washer

    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 $44.50+ (available in seven colors).

    15. Some quill-like pens so you can channel your inner Hermione while jotting down your plans (which are set in ink, not pencil, duh).


    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 $8.99.

    16. Or a very accurate T-shirt paying homage to the other literary queen of type A folks everywhere, Annabeth Chase.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed, MultiFandomFans/Etsy

    Quarantine has given me more time to read for pleasure than usual (I'm sure other type A folks can relate), and I've found myself fully O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with the Percy Jackson books that I never finished reading when I was a kid. Obviously, resident girl genius Annabeth is one of my favorite characters, and my geeky, plan-loving self can definitely relate to her. I love fandom merch that's subtle, so you know what it references but you can still wear it a lot in normal life. So of course, this tee with a nod to her nickname was a must-have for me. It's soft and comfy and a new favorite in my work-from-home tee rotation!

    Get it from MultiFandomFans on Etsy for $23 (available in men's sizes S-XL and in five 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.

    The book cover
    Ten Speed Press

    Promising review: "This sparks joy! I discussed this book years ago with a friend of mine when she purchased it as a new release. She told me how it would change everything, but at the time, I didn't really think I needed it. I've always had a bit of a minimalist attitude — I'd make trips to donate unused items and gifts and spend for need (not wants) mostly, and I am fairly organized. After watching the author on her most recent Netflix show, however, my interest was piqued. I read this book in one sitting and found her stories of how she became a consultant delightful. Inspired, I immediately went to work, implementing her suggestions, and honestly can't believe the difference. Tidying up has allowed me to re-organize my house into a space that I now actually like. Furthermore, it's re-organized my way of thinking. I would recommend this read to anyone. So many takeaways!" —SummerGal

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+, Target for $11.88, or Bookshop (to support local booksellers) for $15.63.

    18. 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: "I think I may have to put in for that My Strange Addiction show. I knew these were good, but I never tested their full capabilities. I now want to go through every room and trim. I was afraid of trying them on my walls, but...WOW. I imagine there’s very little these things can’t beat. I’ve tried going over these surfaces with other cleaners to no avail — a few swipes and done with Mr. Clean." —A. A.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $13.98.

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


    It even comes with a dry-erase marker.

    Promising review: "I just received it and it's as described. It's beautiful, well made, good quality, and the perfect size. Not too big to take up too much wall space, but big enough to hold my mail and keys and to write notes on the board. It took me about five minutes to hang it on my wall and was very easy to install. I am completely satisfied and I highly recommend this." —A.D.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    20. 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 $9.15.

    21. A folding lap desk that'll allow you to get stuff 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.

    A model using the the folding desk in silver to hold a laptop and coffee mug while sitting in bed

    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 four colors).

    22. 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.

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

    A hand punching the bag, which is attached to the top of a desk

    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 $15.97.

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


    Over 3,000 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.

    25. A multifunction pocket tool to keep on hand, because Scar may have been evil and all, but he had a point — you should always BE PREPARED.

    The tool sliding into a wallet pocket

    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+.

    26. A Command sponge caddy, because it would incredibly off-brand for you to leave the grossest thing in you kitchen out for the world to see (or worse, in the sink collecting more gunk). You're a firm believer in a place for everything and everything in its place.,

    It also works great for organizing pretty much any other small household items, or even as a soap dish since you can take off the bottom part to let the water drain! Plus, it is dishwasher safe and attaches via Command strips, so it won't damage walls.

    Promising review: "THIS is such a great invention! SO happy I found this! I was looking to purchase a flip down cabinet add-on to make the faux-front of the sink cabinet a usable tray for a sponge. This is actually not only immensely easier, but also better, since you can empty the water with the pull-out bottom tray. Beyond easy to install and made me a very happy customer!" —Sta So

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    27. 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.,

    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 $29.25+ (available in six styles).

    28. A simple but still perfectly prioritized pad of sticky notes here to remind you not to overwhelm yourself. It lets you pick the top three most important tasks of the day and leaves plenty of room to jot down notes and details about 'em. Yes, remember — even *you* can't do everything all at once.

    The mint green pad with three spaces and the heading "Today's top three"

    Get it from Target for $5.99.

    29. 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 B.

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.73+/month.

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

    A gray pullover sweatshirt with white and pink text reading "To be clear I'm in charge"

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

    Get it from Human for $23.99 (originally $34.99, available in sizes S-3X and in four colors).

    Ahhhh, the sweet smell of organization.


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