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    33 Things That'll Help Make Daily Chores A Breeze

    Cleaning, cooking,'s all a lot. But, these products are here to help.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A daily tear-off planner pad for an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to lay out everything from your daily water intake to appointments and tasks, that way you don't have to waste time figuring out what needs to be done next and you don't forget anything important.

    The planner pad, which reads "you've got this" at the top

    The undated daily planning sheets help you organize your daily appointments and tasks, track your water intake, health and fitness goals, and daily meals. It also features a gratitude and achievements section.

    Promising review: "You can stop scrolling around looking for the perfect planner because this one is absolutely PERFECT. Really helps manage my time and keep track of things all across the board. I also appreciate the positivity it exudes. Starts my day off just right!! I'll definitely be ordering more." —Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (pad contains 50 pages).

    2. Or a weekly planner mouse pad that'll help you keep your daily tasks and chores at top of mind during your busy day. This unique combination notepad and mouse pad has a slot for a pen and lined sections for each weekday, the weekend, and to jot some notes.

    "my awesome week" pad features sections for weekdays, one for the weekend, and one for notes

    Promising review: "The calendar is incredibly 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 $12.12 (available in three designs).

    3. 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. Now you'll never have to ask everyone in the house, "Is the dishwasher clean?!" before putting something in it.

    the white magnet on a dishwasher that says "clean" in black letters when positioned one way and "dirty" when rotated to the other side

    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 $4.99.

    4. 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.


    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 $34.99 (available in two colors).

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

    Reviewers with all different hair types and textures have found this brush helpful for pain-free detangling. From people with curls and coils to people with straight hair, this brush has been a winner for them all!

    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 $12.88 (available in six colors).

    6. And an orange vanilla conditioning detangler spray made with vegan, plant-based ingredients to make after shower brushing a whole lot less painful and time-consuming.

    reviewer holding the spray bottle

    Promising review: "The BEST detangler out there, and I have tried them all...even the expensive leave-in conditioners that say they detangle also. Bonus: your hair smells like those orange/vanilla popsicles that are so good. I have long, thick hair and I use a wide-tooth comb after the shower. I spray this on all over and have zero trouble getting through my hair! So nice!" —Alyssa V

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in two sizes and two-packs). 

    7. A backseat purse-holder so your bag doesn't spill all over the car floor while you're busy running errands. Between store runs and appointments, nobody has time for all that! This will keep your belongings inside the bag, instead of all over your passenger seat.


    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 $7.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A set of custom labels you can use to organize your refrigerator or pantry. These will ensure your fridge always looks tidy, it'll be much easier to put groceries away, and you won't have to worry about rummaging through every shelf trying to remember where you put the ranch dressing.

    Organise Life Designs / Etsy

    Organise Life Designs is an Australia-based Etsy shop that specializes in making labels.

    Promising review: "My fridge looks so organized. The words are clear and easy to read and they look fantastic." —Jackie Mellor

    Get it from Organise Life Designs on Etsy for $1.52+ (available in three sizes, 14 fonts, and four colors).

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

    before-and-after of a buzzfeed writer wiping the makeup off half her face with the cloth
    Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

    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 $15.99+ (available in nine colors).

    Read our MakeUp Eraser review as well as our deep dive into the best makeup removers (the MakeUp Eraser won as our mid-price pick).

    10. A set of bedsheet fasteners, because no one likes to wake up and realize their entire fitted sheet is now bunched up in the corner of their bed. With these, making your bed in the morning will be a breeze!

    The fasteners attached to a bedsheet

    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 three colors).

    11. A walnut scrubber sponge for an eco-friendly upgrade from your gross old sponges. It's designed to conquer tough cleaning jobs on dishes, countertops, and more. Plus, it's hypoallergenic and plant-based (meaning it doesn't contain harmful toxins).

    the walnut scrubber sponge
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business founded by Morgan Hirsh. The business offers a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices. The membership is free for 14 days and then $59/year.

    Promising review: "I will NEVER go back to cheap dish sponges! Wow, I was so impressed with the quality of this product and how effectively it cleans and scrubs off my dirty dishes. Price is amazing, quality is perfect, and it's sustainable!!" —Monica U.

    Get it from Public Goods for $4.75.

    12. A container of Tide Pods to act as your detergent, stain remover, and color protector in one convenient little package. It'll be SO much easier to just pop one of these in the washer instead of measuring out messy liquid detergent.

    reviewer's container of tide pods with four pods next to it

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and these are great. They're super easy to use and convenient. I love that I just grab one and throw it in. No hassle with cups and lids. My clothes smell so good afterwards. My suggestion: make sure you're buying the ones with the 96 count. If you look you can see that the ones with 96 are usually the same price as the lower quantity." —cory

    Get a 96-pack from Amazon for $17.44.

    13. A toilet gel you can stamp in to give your toilet bowl a little wash every time you flush. Yes, it's that simple. And each gel stamp lasts for up to 12 days.

    Scrubbing Bubbles

    And if you can't imagine not using your toilet brush, you can use the small remaining bit of gel to scrub down the bowl before applying more.

    Promising review: "These work really well. I used to clean my toilet every other week, but these really do keep it in check! The key to making these last and saving you money is PLACEMENT. Before applying, look to see how your toilet flushes and where the water cascades from. I found a location in my toilet where the water doesn't really drain, so I install the gel where water would not totally flush over it. I have noticed that after using the bathroom, it does seem to cover up any smells. Which is a plus!" —V_O_R

    Get up to 10 week's worth from Amazon for $3.46.

    14. A multipurpose cleaner formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients you can use to boost your laundry detergent, get out stains on clothes and carpets, tidy surfaces, and more.

    three bottles of the cleaner in scents frankincense and myrth, sandalwood, and nag champa
    Good Vibes

    This concentrate should be diluted with water for surface cleaning!

    Good Vibes is a Black woman-owned business that sells plant-based multi-surface cleaners in unique fragrances that can be used all over the house.

    Promising review: "I don’t even know where to start! I use this on my floors, my granite countertops, glass stove top, I put a little in my laundry, on my dining room table, I even use a little to wet dust with. I literally clean even when I don’t have to just so I can smell its fragrance. I love that the scent on my laundry lasts. I used the Frankincense & Myrrh cleaner on my bedsheets and duvet cover and the scent lasted quite some time. My home smells so fresh and airy. I will be ordering again soon." —Keyana

    Get it from Good Vibes for $10 (available in two sizes and seven scents, including unscented).

    15. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and styler to assist you in getting the perfect blowout in *half* the time.,

    Over 20,000 reviewers gave this styling tool a 5-star rating! Including people with 4c hair, Type 3 curls, and straight hair.

    The brush is designed with flexible bristles to help detangle, dry, smooth, and style your hair. It has 1,100-watt drying power and two heat/speed settings.

    Promising review: "I'm a stylist of nine years, I've straightened many heads in my lifetime, I NEEDED THIS NINE YEARS AGO! OMG, I use it prior to performing full blowouts on clients and it helps tremendously, especially for finicky children and teens. It's great for all hair textures. I use it as my drying system, then follow with flat iron pressing." —Vett Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. Or a coconut shea curl defining creme perfect for those of us who like to just throw a product in our natural hair and go. The medium-hold styler leaves curls looking soft and bouncy. And the ingredients, which include coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera, help to protect hair against protein loss.

    Eden BodyWorks

    Eden BodyWorks is a Black woman-owned business founded by Jasmine Lawrence in 2004.

    Promising review: "This curl cream is a godsend! It truly defines my 3b–3c curls as well as the hair on the crown of my head that isn't as curly (which is everyone's struggle). It doesn't have much of a scent, which I like, and it really moisturizes your hair. Be careful with how much you use cuz it's thick and creamy." —Target customer

    Get it from Target for $8.49 or Eden BodyWorks for $9.25.

    17. A meal-planning and grocery list pad so you're not walking aimlessly down the store aisles or rushing to throw together a list as you head out the door. Keeping a running list of what you need will make grocery shopping and meal prep a lot quicker.


    This pad is also magnetic so you can put it on your fridge. And the shopping list section is perforated so you can easily tear it off, take it to the store with you, and start writing down things for next week's meals.

    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat' 'what do we have' blah blah etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals, and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good, and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    18. And a pack of three-compartment food containers guaranteed to make meal prepping so much easier. After you cook and fill them up, you won't have to take the time to prepare your meals for days.

    Reviewer photo of 12 containers of full meals

    Promising review: "As a meal-prepper, this size is perfect for prepping larger meals and portion control. And they fit in my husbands lunch box perfectly. He works a 13-hour shift and I send him stocked with healthy meals. The lids fit tight, no worries of spillage. My food keeps for five days and is as fresh on day five as day one. I love the split compartments and the lid keeps them split. I wish I would have had these back when the kids were little for lunches! They are great value for the price." —HouseOfArmson

    Get a pack of 15 from Amazon for $17.61 (also available in packs of 21, 30, or 150).

    19. A Dawn Platinum Powerwash dish spray starter kit you can conveniently spray over your dishes and then easily wipe away the grease and other food residue, without having to do a bunch of scrubbing.

    The Dawn Powerwash being sprayed on a sink full of dishes

    I've used this dish spray and I like it because it's effective, easy, and smells really nice. Each spray seems to go a long way and I don't feel like I have to sit there and endlessly scrub at everything. It definitely makes doing the dishes quicker and easier.

    Promising review: "Removes grease quickly. I’ve used it in bacon grease and in cleaning my pots and pans. Fresh smell and really suds up. Love the product." —Dexter

    Get it from Target for $10.36.

    20. A tub of heavy-duty cleaning wipes to help you quickly and easily clean up grease, oil, dirt, ink, makeup, food, and more on pretty much any surface. No need to take a chunk of time to hunt down the mop, broom, cleaning sprays, etc. Just give your surfaces a quick wipe between deep cleanings.

    Promising review: "These are awesome! The size of the container is large and so was the quantity I received. The wipes are huge and tough, great for scrubbing! I cleaned my whole house with these and they removed stains I haven't been able to get out for a while. I also tried them on my walls and they did not remove the paint. Also, they smell fantastic: no chemical smell whatsoever. These are a great deal on Amazon, and I will be purchasing them again!" —Suze

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $11.55 (available in eight sizes and quantities).

    21. 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. It saves a few minutes and will lock in the hydration your skin needs.

    A hand holding the bottle of lotion over a relaxing-looking bath

    Promising review: "It'd give it 10 stars if I could. Let me start off by saying I am LAAAAAZY. I also hate the way my skin feels after I moisturize. It takes forever to dry and even still there is a gooey, sticky feeling with every moisturizer I use. This eliminates ALL OF THAT. You just have to put it on after you turn off the shower, let it rest on your skin for a couple of minutes and then pat off with your towel. It absorbs super quickly and my legs feel as silky as a dolphin's fin. Jergens you have a customer for life!" —MZ

    Get it from Amazon for $6.24 (available in three scents and multipacks).

    22. A microwave pasta maker that'll make it super easy to enjoy a yummy pasta dinner when you just don't have the energy to boil the water, stir the pasta, and do all those extra steps. Dinner will be served in a fraction of the time (and energy).

    A person dumping water out of the container and into the sink while the pasta stays securely inside

    It yields up to four servings at a time, and is top-rack dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I don't want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man... I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures, and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti, but I'm lazy and impatient and don't like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterward. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it's faster than boiling water in a big pot, then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot, no colander, no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!" —Smilin Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    23. A large garden dustpan for anyone with an excessive leaf problem in their yard as soon as fall rolls around. If you dread raking all the time, this will be your new best friend thanks to its wide-mouth funnel design.


    Promising review: "I am 74 years old. I could never hold a leaf bag open AND get the leaves in it. I can now rake the leaves up on the flat collector and use both hands to dump them in the garden bag. I then carry the bag to a back corner of my property and dump them in a pile to eventually become compost. Works like a charm!" —Ruth

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $28.95.

    24. A robotic vacuum that'll constantly and effortlessly keep the dust and dirt off the floor for you, even getting those annoying areas like under the table.


    This robo vac can easily move between hard floors and low-pile carpets/rugs and can pick up all the accumulated dust, dirt, and hair while you go about your day.

    Promising review: "I set it up to go around my house once a day while I'm at work and I have never been disappointed. The amount of cat hair and dirt/dust that it picks up every day is disgusting. I LOVE IT. I couldn't believe that EVERY DAY there is that much dirt on my floor that I would have waited until the weekend to sweep or vacuum up. There is no longer the feeling of little bits of dirt on your feet while walking through the house barefoot. I highly recommend this vacuum for the price and for what we bought it for — to sweep/vacuum our hardwood floors and minimal carpets." —Ally Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

    25. A Rapid Slicer tool to make food prep wayyyy faster — it helps to hold all those awkwardly shaped foods in place (like tomatoes, grapes, etc.) so you can swiftly chop 'em up.

    The Grommet

    Rapid Slicer is a small business founded by couple Rob and Cindy Fox.

    Promising review: "I love this slicer! I rarely write reviews, but this literally changed my life. I have fibromyalgia and have trouble gripping things. I also have a host of tiny scars on my hands from cutting myself instead of the vegetables. I am stunned by how easy this is to use, and the protection it gives my hands! And it's low-tech! And it cleans easily! I'm still having trouble believing that a $13 product is doing so much to make my life easier and more painless." —Theresa

    Get it from The Grommet or Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    26. A pack of stainless steel wipes to conveniently clean, polish, and shine your kitchen appliances. No elbow grease required and no more constantly trying to get rid of the fingerprints on the refrigerator.

    Reviewer showing their dirty sink with cup rings and residue next to their after photo of the sink looking spotless

    Promising review: "I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless-steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever." —Connor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.60.

    27. A self-cleaning litter box because 1. no one likes to clean litter boxes and 2. your independent cat probably doesn't want you touching their stuff anyway.,

    It will automatically remove waste for weeks and when you do have to empty it eventually, you simply remove the tray and throw it away. No more scooping and getting litter all over the floor.

    Promising review: "All other boxes we have tried are messy, dirty and eventually smell bad. Clumping litter boxes track – yes even with those anti track mats – and stick to the boxes and eventually stink and need washed down. We bought this one since it was different and hadn’t tried it before. We have had it for over a month now and it’s the first one to be truly hands off and odor free for the month. Very quiet, hardly any tracking, no smell, and at the end of the month you just toss the box and used crystals out and put another one in and forget it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95+ (available in three designs and two colors).

    28. A touchless stationary vacuum that's so convenient, you'll be tossing your old school dustpan in the garbage the second you hit "add to cart." Just sweep towards it and it'll take it from there.

    Promising review: "The Eye-Vac is awesome. My cat and dog keep my hardwoods so furred-up that I think I still have carpet sometimes. The ever present fur clouds demand constant sweeping, pulling it off the broom and scooping it up and pulling the fur off the broom again. Arghhh! Now, I just sweep it up to the Eye-Vac and poof, it's gone, broom cleaned and I'm done. A huuuge advantage is that my husband is old and can't bend to manage the dust pan business. With the Eye-Vac, he can easily sweep up to the vac and poof, gone and done. Now, I don't have to do it all the time." —Karole

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in three colors).

    29. A tub of glass cleaning wipes that'll allow you to stop going through tons of paper towels just to leave awkward streaks and water drops on your windows, mirrors, and shower door. These will do the job faster and better.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of a clean window after using the glass wipes

    You'll also receive a microfiber cloth to use if you're looking for an even more streak-free shine.

    Promising review: "These wipes work very well! Even came with a nice soft cloth! What! Yes! I was surprised too! I’ve been using these to clean off all the doggie nose snot smudges from my car windows and my dog’s 'lookout' windows where she protects our home from squirrels. I highly recommend this product. Works very well and they are very good quality! It’s nice to see clearly out my windows again." —Nancy Domingo

    Get a bottle of 30 from Amazon for $9.97 (also available in a pack of 60).

    30. A genius drip catcher that'll prevent those gross puddles from forming on your kitchen counter in the first place so you won't feel like you're constantly wiping down the same spot on a loop.


    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    TwoLilacsStudio is a small Etsy shop based in Saint Helens, Oregon.

    Get it from TwoLilacsStudio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and 10 colors).

    31. A pair of microfiber mop slippers you can shuffle around the house in to keep the floors clean without even thinking about it.


    Promising review: "So why do I like mopping slippers? I have a 2-year-old and they're great for mopping up little splashes. Drops of water from doing dishes and the extra padding is nice. No paper towels wasted and it's immediate. Plus these are cute. You have to have a sense of whimsy for this functional novelty item." —G. Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 17 designs).

    32. A countertop dishwasher for those in apartments or homes without dishwashers who just can't stay on top of that never-ending pile of plates and cups. I feel your pain. 😫 This will definitely help take the ~load~ off!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this countertop dishwasher! It is a total game-changer. I have a family of five that is constantly using dishes and this totally takes the load off. My dishes come out looking brand-new! Before having this, hand washing was a pain and I have white plates that have a floral embossed edge. We would scrub it for ages and it still had a like grey residue on the embossed parts. But OMG, after washing it on heavy for the first time around cause I know they needed it, my dishes looked brand-new. There is literally no gray residue. Not one speck! The six-place setting is really large and I can fit a whole day's worth of dishes in it, minus big pots and pans which could wash separately." —Heather Berlyn Eller

    Get it from Amazon for $299.

    33. And a chic time-marked water bottle that'll help remind you to stay hydrated throughout the day so you don't have that "I don't think I drank any water today" moment at 8 p.m. And for that exact reason, I do consider drinking enough water to be a daily chore.

    The water bottle

    Promising review: "Love my water bottle!!! It's beautiful, lightweight, and the time labels on the bottle definitely keep me on track with my water intake." —Kindle Customer

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

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