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    Feb 17, 2020

    28 Products That'll Probably Make A Difference In Your Day-To-Day

    Allow these useful things to make your day a lil' bit better.

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    1. A sunrise simulation alarm clock that'll get you out of bed in a more pleasant way than your annoying phone alarm — which will hopefully make you less tempted to press snooze over and over again. 🌞

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    This alarm clock allows you to set multiple alarms (one for weekdays and another for weekends or one for you and another for your spouse). You can choose from seven natural sounds and the wake up light has seven different colors and 20 levels of warm light. Basically, it can be customized just how you want it!

    Promising review: "LBell Wake-Up Light helped tremendously with waking up and feeling energized. Waking up slowly to natural sounds like waves or birds chirping has made getting up easier. I love how the light begins to increase like the sunrise. It feels much less stressful waking up gradually vs the harsh shrill of my cell phone alarm. My favorite feature is the night-light. It is a warm orange glow that I enjoy falling asleep to. It is very calming. The setup was quick and easy enough that I could have done it with my eyes closed. It has a cool sleek modern look and fits right into my bedroom without looking out of place. I love it!" —justin hildreth

    Get it from Amazon for $33.90.

    2. A set of six cable clips so you can keep your charger cords organized and in sight, so you don't have to dig behind your bed or on the side of your desk to find them.

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    Promising review: "These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk." —bigmag

    Get them from Amazon for $7.97.

    3. A hair-finishing stick that's made of natural plant ingredients and can help turn that slept-in bun into a perfectly presentable hairstyle in seconds.

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    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A dishwasher magnet to prevent you from accidentally putting your dirty dinner plate in with all the clean dishes and then rerunning the whole thing.

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    Promising review: "A stylish, functional little magnet. Eliminates the need to wonder if that cup looks dirty or is it just hard water etc. Also just looks cute on the dishwasher. I do not run mine daily as I have a small household and when it does get filled, more often than I'd like to admit, the clean dishes live in the dishwasher, getting picked off as needed. This makes that process much simpler." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

    5. A set of clothing dividers, because they'll save you time and energy on digging through your entire closet just to find that one jacket that was hiding all the way in the back the entire time.

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    The tags come with 48 labels so you can customize them to your individual needs.

    Promising review: "Every time I look in my closet at these guys separating my black cardigans from my black T-shirts from my black suits... (you get the point), it sparks joy! People may think you’re a weird OCD freak, but they are just secretly jealous and will want some." —Kensington

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four styles).

    6. A mouse pad that'll help you keep your daily tasks at top of mind during your busy work day. This unique combination notepad and mouse pad has a space for a pen and has different categories you can fill in so you know what to tackle each day.

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    Promising review: "The calendar is incredible handy for keeping track of projects at work. There's plenty of room for writing down daily tasks — I've been known to cram in several tasks in a day's column for particularly busy weeks. The spot for the pen is really handy, too. And I love the positive affirmations for each day! The whole thing is a great vibe for the week. Quality wise this product is excellent. The paper is sturdy, and each week tears off easily from the side. It arrived plastic-wrapped and in good condition." —Katie Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in four designs).

    7. A Simple Elephant agenda with undated pages and tools for you to visualize your goals, organize your thoughts, and really decide what you want to focus on. Now you won't have to stress about double-booking yourself or accidentally missing deadlines.

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    What it includes:

    –Undated pages, so you can skip weeks and pick up where you left on without losing pages

    –Weekly spreads with “Goals For This Week, “Successes,” and “What I Can Do Better”

    –Two "My Focus" pages in the beginning of the planner where you list out what you’re grateful for, write down some affirmations, and write down your top five goals — so you can refer back to them throughout the year

    –"My Mindmap" and "My Vision Board" pages to ~engage both sides of the brain~

    –59 blank journaling pages at the back

    –Stickers!

    Promising review: "Love this planner. I love the free-form format. You can skip weeks you know you're out of town or whatever and save those pages for another time. I think my favorite part of this planner is the first two pages. Everything to do with this planner is how YOU make it. For me, it also helped (kind of made) me reflect on things I really do want and goals I really do want to achieve. 'Words of affirmation' was difficult for me to fill out so I looked them up online and wrote the ones that spoke to me most. How I want to/should be seeing myself." —Amazon Customer

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

    This is our pick for best low-priced planner on BuzzFeed Reviews! And check out our deeper dive into this planner, This $19 Planner May Actually Help You Get Your Life Together, to learn more!

    8. A Nalgene water bottle to carry with you all day so you stay hydrated. It has a wide mouth opening so you can easily fill it with ice.

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    Promising review: "This is my fourth Nalgene water bottle. They are dependable, they work as intended and durable. These have the big mouth opening and the screwable cap to contain roughly a little more than 1,000ml or more than 32fl oz. Did I mention they have a myriad of colors and are cheap! I have bought the red, clear and blue previously and decided to go with the green this round." —Fern_Gully

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in four sizes and about 100 different colors).

    9. An Echo Dot so Alexa can tell you when your next appointment is, play your favorite song while you get ready, set alarms, and more.

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    This compact smart speaker can play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying the Dot). The sound quality is really good, especially considering it’s small size and relatively 'budget friendly' price. I definitely recommend to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Don’t even 'add to cart' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    10. A memory foam seat cushion to provide you with tons of extra comfort while you're sitting at your desk all day. It's kinda hard to be productive when you're literally in pain.

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    This useful cushion can help to relieve pain in the lower back, lumbar, tailbone, prostate, hip, piriformis, spine, legs, back, and more.

    Promising review: "We have purchased five of these seat cushions, with three as gifts. Two of those we purchased this cushion for have pretty serious sciatica problems. It was so much help for one that he ordered a second for his office chair, so he would not have to carry his first one from the car to the office. Total transformation for him! My husband and I each use one. I've had back surgery, and I can't explain what this seat cushion does for my back issues when driving." —G-mo

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    11. A Billie razor subscription so you don't have to worry about reusing your old, dull razor over and over again because you keep forgetting to buy a new one.

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    Starter kit includes: A Billie handle (available in five colors), a magnetic holder, and two five-blade razor cartridges.

    After you choose how frequently you would like to receive them, Billie will send you replacement razor heads right to your mailbox.

    Get the starter kit and replacement cartridges for $9/month.

    12. Two pairs of stylish blue-light glasses, because they'll protect your eyes when you're sitting in front of a computer screen or staring at your phone and may help you avoid headaches and eyestrain.

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    Blue-light blocking technology diffuses harmful rays that come from our phones, laptops, TV screens, and more.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.98 (available in seven color/print combinations).

    13. A waterproof eyeliner stamp so you can create the perfect cat eye without having to redo your entire eye look about five times before finally getting those wings even.

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    When you purchase the stamp, you'll get two pens (one wing for each eye) and they're double-sided with a regular eyeliner pen on the other end. This way you can still line the rest of your eye and make any touchups without having to switch between products.

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on... But this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double ended as well! You have two pens, one for the left eye, and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen. But honestly, it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I've tried, or owned. I will use this every chance I get!! It also appears to be long lasting." —.ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $11.97 (available in two sizes).

    14. A detangling brush that'll glide through hair and remove knots without making you cry in the process.

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    Promising Review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    15. A bottle of Jergens wet skin lotion, because you can apply it while your skin is still wet, *before you even step out of the shower*, which saves a few minutes and will lock in the hydration your skin needs.

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    Promising review: "I've always been one who didn't want to take the time to slather my skin in some lotion that took forever to sink in. I have found the holy grail of solutions!! This lotion has the consistency of conditioner. I turn off my shower and it only takes a minute to apply. I don't even pat it dry. I just throw on my robe and start applying products my face. It absorbs quickly and it keeps my skin hydrated ALL day! Love it!" —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.24 (available in four scents).

    16. A backseat purse-holder so your bag doesn't keep spilling on the car floor every day on your way to work.

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    Plus, the hooks have a side-opening attachment for easy installation, so they won't damage your seats!

    Promising review: "I love these! I recently purchased a smaller car and don't have room for my purse in the front seat anymore. These books are awesome and sturdy." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95 (available in two colors).

    17. A Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush to get that smile shining brighter than ever before, without making your hand cramp from all the scrubbing.

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    This toothbrush has a two-minute timer so you know when to stop brushing, it'll alert you when it's time to change the brush head, and it has a 14-day battery life.

    Promising review: "This is my third Sonicare toothbrush in 20 years and by far the best one yet. I read the reviews on it before buying and I'm thrilled with my purchase. The smaller brush head does a great job cleaning each tooth like a dental hygienist would and goes around the corners inside as well. My mouth has never felt cleaner. My dentist highly recommends Sonicare." —Lollipop

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95 (available in three colors).

    18. A wrinkle-release spray for mornings when you really don't have time to iron, but the only shirt that matches your shoes is all crumbled up in the back of your drawer.

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    This handy spray is a wrinkle remover, static remover, odor eliminator, fabric refresher, and an ironing aid. All you have to do is spray it on the garment, tug it a bit, smooth it out, and hang it up. Within minutes, it should be good to go!

    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94 (available in two scents).

    19. A makeup-erasing cloth so you don't have to spend forever scrubbing your face off and and irritating your skin at night.

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    Promising review: "I was so ready to write a review about what a piece of crap this is; boy was I wrong! This actually works! I usually use the Neutrogena cleansing cloths, which work OK, but this MakeUp Eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. I went to a show last night and got the dreaded hand stamp. Of course, because they use ink developed by NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. That sucker damn near got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    Read our MakeUp Eraser review as well as BuzzFeed Review's deep dive into the best makeup remover (the MakeUp Eraser won as our mid-price pick).

    20. A super absorbent, anti-frizz microfiber hair towel to cut your hair-drying time in half, without adding extra heat damage. It'll also keep your hair securely up and out of the way while you brush your teeth, do your makeup, etc.

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    Promising review: "This towel seriously works! Been using it for a couple months now with no complaints. It's a regular staple. I used to use a T-shirt to wrap my hair in for the longest time because towels are bulky, not very absorbent, and tend to add frizz. But the T-shirts would soak through and my hair would still be wet. This DuraComfort towel has been such a welcome solution. It hasn't added frizz and pulls moisture out of my hair in record time." —Emily C

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in two sizes).

    21. An essential oil stick that can help you combat migraines and tension headaches right away. Apply it onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck and you'll actually be able to get through the rest of the day.

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    Promising review: "OMG, finally something that works! I've had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I've tried everything: over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, pain injections, going to the chiropractor, etc. This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I've only had two or three headaches in that time and they were mild. I've already ordered more so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines — it's phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    For more info, read our full review of this handy little headache stick.

    22. A set of drawer organizers to keep your socks paired and your favorite undergarments in sight so you can quickly find what you need in the morning.

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    The set includes four bins: one with six cells for scarves and tights, eight square cells for underwear, seven wide cells for bras, and 24 small cells for socks.

    Promising review: "I love these things, they’re so versatile. I have them all over: drawers, closet shelves, cabinets. I use them for more than just underwear too. I use them for dry art supplies in open shelves and just about anywhere else I need to organize." —Kindle Mac

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87 (available in seven colors).

    23. A NYX setting spray that'll keep your face hydrated while helping your makeup stay in place all day long.

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    Promising review: "I didn't expect much from this mist, but I was desperate and the reviews seemed hopeful so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed with this product. My face had become aggravated by the switch from summer to fall because of the loss of moisture in the air and influx of drying winds and also drying indoor heat caused by forced air in the home. All this caused my cheeks to get itchy and dry and irritated. In my desperate effort find some relief I upped my moisture game... The mist is not greasy or heavy it actually feels like water but it provides a nice light shield of moisture, gives a light dewy finish, and slows down the dehydration of the skin. I recommend it and I'd buy again." —Potatochips101

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    24. A set of bedsheet fasteners, because no one likes to wake up in the morning and realize their entire fitted sheet is now bunched up in the corner of their bed.

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    Promising review: "These work really well! I have a 14-inch mattress, so keeping the fitted sheet well secured has been a struggle until now. One of the best purchases I've made. I followed someone else's advice here of turning the sheet inside out, putting the fasteners on, then putting the sheet on the mattress. Made them very easy to use." —Jayne Voyt

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two designs).

    25. A pair of silicone grips that'll help stop your glasses from sliding down your nose all day. And if you ever feel like your glasses are digging into your temples, these should make them more comfy too.

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    Promising review: "Finally the solution to my issue. My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would slip down my nose from time to time. Tried a different pair of guards and they just did not do the job. Purchased these and what a difference, my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off they're so comfortable. Best purchase decision EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get a set of five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    26. A bottle of melatonin sleep gummies, made with L-theanine and botanicals like chamomile and lemon Balm, that can assist with getting a better, more restful night of sleep.

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    Some reviewers who live in a hot climate have reported these gummies arriving melted. So if you're worried that the weather where you live could affect the quality of the product, you might want to grab them from a local store instead.

    Promising review: "I've tried other sleep products like the sleep drinks and other gummies but I keep coming back for these! They've worked the best out of any of the others I've tried! I fall asleep fast and stay asleep for the whole night. I also wake up feeling great! No hangover feeling at all!" —Jaime Arnold

    Get a bottle of 50 gummies from Amazon for $11.89 (also available as a bottle of 60 and 70 gummies).

    A BuzzFeed editor tried these gummies and thought they were a great! Read her Olly Restful Sleep Gummies review to hear more about why she thinks these give other sleep aids a run for their money.

    27. A Foreo Luna silicone vibrating face cleanser that can almost magically remove 99.5% of dirt, oil, residue, and dead skin cells. It's also waterproof so you can keep it in the shower and use it daily to guarantee those pores are getting clean.

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    Promising review: "I bought this about a month ago after seeing all the hype it got on BuzzFeed. I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, and have always been wary of chemical exfoliants-most just tend to irritate my skin and make me break out more. After nearly a month of use, my skin is more radiant, softer/smoother, breaking out less, and even I'm starting to see a reduction in the size of my huge pores (which no product has ever given me before-so yay!) and a better oil balance in my skin." —Knonymously

    Get it from Amazon for $119 (available in eight colors).

    Check out this BuzzFeed editor's full review of the cleansing device!

    28. And a 52-week guided gratitude journal so you can take some time in the morning to put yourself in a happy, grateful mindset.

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    Promising review: "Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, that didn't make too many 'demands' on my time, that was straightforward, in short, exactly what I was looking for. It's a simple concept and I've only being doing it for a week, but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided, and writing in the margins...all because I want to." —silkeymilkey

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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