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    30 Things That'll Make Daily Tasks Feel A Little (Or A Lot) Easier

    Because there's no need for any extra stress, okay.

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    1. 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.,

    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).

    2. A pack of reusable mop pads that'll fit on your Swiffer, because they are better for the environment, more cost-efficient, and many reviewers say that they actually work better than the disposable pads. No more rushing to the store when you run out of Swiffer pads!,

    Promising review: "I have to admit I was not sure about this product. I wanted to reduce waste with the disposable pads; but I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to get a super clean floor, spots were easier to clean up, and it didn’t sound like it was scratching my floors. This was easy to use, didn’t use more cleaner than the disposable pads, and got my floor cleaner. Definitely gonna buy more if the two I got ever wear out." —Riley

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.95.

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

    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 hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    4. Or an edge control gel that'll help lay edges and baby hairs for a sleek look without the flaking and residue.

    BUT we want to add that no one should feel pressure to lay their edges, unless they way want to! Check out, "Just A Friendly PSA That You Don't HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don't Wanna."

    Promising review: "Hands-down! The best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day! No flakes and non greasy! And this one is not even the strongest in the line. Love this product!" —Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in four sizes).

    5. 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.

    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 $3.99.

    6. A weekly planner mouse pad that'll help you keep your daily tasks 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).

    7. 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 $39.99 (available in four colors).

    8. A pack of two self-adhesive razor holders that'll make it easier to keep your razor separated from your partner's or roommate's and you won't have to worry about it constantly falling off the side of the tub.

    reviewer's silver razor holders stuck to a wall with razors on them

    Promising review: "I tried the first one out in the shower to hang my razor and it works great! It definitely holds up against the water and I can see how it would easily work for hanging keys or even a phone while it's charging." —Steve D

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. Two pairs of stylish blue-light–blocking 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.,

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

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product!! I use my laptop to do most of my work, so I'm constantly staring at my screen. After two weeks, I noticed my eyes were straining to read the screen and I began having migraines. Within a couple of days of using this product, I saw huge results. I wasn't squinting as much and my headaches gradually disappeared. I highly recommend this product to anyone that is having the issues that I was." —dannag

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in seven color/print combinations).

    10. 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 to a child with sensory issues, 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).

    11. 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.

    12. A set of custom labels you can use to organize your refrigerator, pantry, or any space you want! With this beautiful system in place, you won't have to worry about your family or roommates constantly putting stuff in the wrong spot.

    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 $1.62+ (available in three sizes, 14 fonts, and four colors).

    13. 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 $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).

    14. 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. Now, 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 $7.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner (with over 11,000 5-star reviews!) so you won't smell a yucky, rotting aroma every time you go to do the dishes. This is a much simpler and effective way to make sure your sink is actually clean.

    Note that it's best if your garbage disposal is just generally smelly or dirty, and not actually clogged — if it's clogged, definitely call a plumber.

    Promising review: "After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought there was no way it would work. But I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal which used to be black. I'm in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. I didn't even know the second sink drain was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing, I'm shocked how well this stuff works." —J. Peace

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $4.09.

    16. A set of silicone face mask brushes to make applying your nightly face masks WAY less of a mess.,

    Promising review: "I am in love with this silicone brush. It's easy to clean and soft on my face, easy to handle and grip. It's very good. I would buy again and again." —Amanda Panda clark

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $3.99 (available in four designs).

    17. 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 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.

    18. A bracelet fastening tool that'll help you deck yourself out in your fave accessories without almost breaking them or having to run around the house trying to find someone to help you.

    a person fastening their own bracelet with the stick-and-clamp tool

    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A nail polish holder so you can paint your nails in peace, without accidentally knocking the bottle over on the floor or trying to hold it between your legs.

    A reviewer showing their painted nails with the polish holder securely on their fingers

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? Definitely helps with DIY nail projects. When I had no idea this polish holder existed, I tried to find creative ways to hold my polish, so that it would be in a convenient spot. However, I never found that really worked for me, or felt comfortable. This holder holds all of my nail polishes easily and is very comfortable to wear. I love that the finger holes on the bottom are not enclosed so you can just pull the holder off without ruining your paint job. Just one tip: move the holder to your pointer finger when doing your thumb." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 16 colors/patterns).

    Check out our nail polish holder deep dive to learn all about it!

    20. A nontoxic enzyme-based spot cleaner that'll really come in handy for those who can't seem to get through a single meal without getting something on their shirt (ahem, me). This will help you remove those annoying stains and keep your clothes looking sharp.


    You can also use it on carpets, bedding, cloth diapers, etc.

    Promising review: "I feel like you won't believe what I'm about to write, because I can't believe it myself. On New Year's Eve, my husband and I had an epic fail. We dropped a glass of red wine in our bedroom, and as if it were a gymnast, the glass tumbled three times before crashing on the ground. Red wine flew all over the carpet, bedding, and my favorite pale yellow upholstered bench at the end of our bed. We stood there in shock, and then I remembered I had just bought Puracy. After spraying the better part of a bottle on various linens, our carpet, and my pale yellow bench, IT LOOKS LIKE THE EPIC WINE FAIL OF 2016 NEVER HAPPENED. It's seriously like magic. I still can't believe my eyes and really wish I took before-and-after photos. Worth every penny!!!!! It's now my go-to stain remover!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in 25 oz and 64 oz).

    21. A clip-on colander designed to fit most round pots, pans, and bowls to make preparing dinner a little quicker, easier, and more convenient. Plus, it's a lot less bulky when it comes to washing and storing.,

    It's compact and easy-to-store, BPA-free, FDA-approved, made of top-quality silicone, and dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "After many years of failing to drain skillets and pots by using a lid, I searched for and bought this guy. Wow! I can't believe I lived without this for so long. It's a dream to drain water from pasta, and grease from meat. No slippage, and it works great. Just need to be a little careful if you've got a lot of food in the pot/pan, as some of it can escape over the top, but the use of a spoon to keep it at bay works well." —R. Higgins

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

    22. A silk-lined beanie with an elastic band that makes it super comfy for laying in bed or working from home, but still cute enough to wear out of the house. It'll help protect your curls and coils on those days when you just... can't.

    Grace Eleyae

    Grace Eleyae is a Black woman-owned business that makes pillowcases, caps, and other hair accessories.

    Promising review: "Excellent quality. First used the cap while walking on the beach on a cold windy day. Cap kept me warm and the satin lining protected my natural hair from the ocean spray. Highly recommend! I was so impressed that I purchased additional caps as gifts." —Deborah G.

    Get them from Grace Eleyae for $24 or Amazon for $23.99.

    23. A container of Tide Pods that act as a detergent, stain remover, and color protector in one convenient lil 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 $21.44.

    24. A chic marble charging pad, because we all have those moments when you realize you set your phone NEXT TO the charger, instead of plugging it in — and now it's dead.😩 With this, your phone will conveniently charge when you set it down, without the annoying cord. Plus, it'll look really pretty on your desk or bedside table.

    the marble charging pad with a phone set on it
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this charging stone. Not only is it super modern, chic, and beautiful to look at, but it charges my phone so fast and is a very convenient way to charge my phone without having to deal with the charger cord. Love this. Looks great in my living room!" —Anonymous

    Get it from Office Depot for $59.99.

    25. An under-cabinet jar opener because struggling to open a jar of jam for 10 minutes before finally giving up and deciding to ask your roommate for help is just not fun. This clever V-grip can be used for jars and bottles of all sizes.


    And if you don't want to screw it into your cabinet, it also comes with industrial grade peel and stick tape for super easy installation.

    Promising review: "The opener is thin enough that when installed under a cabinet you don't see it (unless you bend down, of course). Really easy to install... all screws included and none of the screws poked through into the inside of the cabinet. First jar I tried, a large pickle jar, was so easy to open I didn't realize it had already opened it until a drop of liquid hit my finger... lol. Definitely recommend this product!" —Dagmar Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    26. A Home Chef meal subscription so you can have oven-ready meals (they also offer protein packs) to take the thought out of dinner when you're strapped for time and have no idea how you'll be able to feed yourself that day. This allows you to have a filling, home cooked meal without having to look up the recipe, go to the store, prep the food, etc.

    A Home Chef dish of meatballs, potatoes, and peas

    Each shipment includes portioned and labeled ingredients with estimated cooking and prep times. They currently ship to 98% of the US and you can check availability by entering your zip code.

    Get it from HomeChef for $6.99+ per serving.

    Use our exclusive promo code BUZZFEEDHC30 for $30 off your order!

    27. A multipurpose cleaner formulated with natural, plant-based ingredients — perfect for anyone sick of breathing in those harsh chemical scents every time you clean the house. Use it to boost your laundry detergent, get out stains on clothes and carpets, tidy surfaces, and more. It'll have your home looking and smelling lovely.

    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).

    28. A hairbrush cleaning tool, because if you're anything like me, that hairbrush becomes filled with hair QUICK and it's always something you either forget about or don't feel like dealing with until it's looking pretty gross. This will make cleaning out your brushes *much* easier.

    The reviewer above got such amazing results by using this tool along with soaking their brush in a Dawn and diluted vinegar solution!

    Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    29. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp you can stamp in to make sure your toilet bowl stays clean. It'll give the bowl a little wash every time your toilet flushes — without using that gross toilet brush.

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Each gel stamp lasts for up to 12 days.

    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job." —Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    30. And a highly rated microfiber hair towel that is honestly the best one I've ever used. It's thick, soft, easy to use, and stays in place — perfect for keeping your hair out of your way and letting it dry without the heat.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    I've used hair towel for years, but this one is by far the best. Since I have thick, curly hair I try to avoid adding heat to it as much as possible. This allows my hair to dry naturally MUCH faster and it prevents it from dripping all over me while I'm trying to do my skincare routine or get ready. The elastic around the trim helps it stay sturdily in place, without being irritating at all. And obviously it's super cute, which is always a bonus.

    Kitsch is a woman-owned accessory brand that was founded in 2010. They also sell cute scrunchies, cloth face masks, satin pillowcases, and more.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.97, Urban Outfitters for $23 (available in three prints), or Kitsch for $23.

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

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