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    33 Products That’ll Help You Survive A Super Busy Schedule

    Meetings, errands, laundry, and grocery store trips have NOTHIN' on you.

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    1. A meal plan pad for organizing your weekly meals so you don't get home from a long work day and have to ask the dreaded, what do I make for dinner tonight question.


    Promising review: "I love this pad! I've been working harder on meal prepping and meal planning. I work in sales and am on the road all day and have been trying to be better about packing lunch and snacks etc. It's such a simple pad/outline, but it's been fun and effective to fill in every Sunday. It keeps me organized, and helps me track what I've been eating, as well as prepare for my future meals. If you're looking for a simple way to plan your weekly meals this is the thing! :)" —Samantha Shucavage

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    2. And! A pre-planned grocery list to prevent you from aimlessly wandering the aisles, not knowing what to buy and then ultimately stressing out. You don't need *more* stress, no you do not.


    Can you tell I hate going to the grocery store and planning out my dinners?!

    Promising review: "I love these things. In a household with kids who might use the last of something and forget to tell anyone, or multiple adult roommates who might do the same, this thing is invaluable. There have been so many times where I'm part way into doing something only to realize we have no milk, or no eggs, or some other thing. Something I could have replaced IF ONLY I had known we were out of it. This list is great. It's magnetic so it goes right on the fridge, it has a LOT of options, plus plenty of spaces to add on things that you may need that aren't on the list. You can tear it off and take it shopping with you." —A. F. Gleason

    Get it from Amazon for $7.70.

    3. Odor-eliminating charcoal bags because your busy days should not be bothered by a stanky fridge and gym bag.


    We don't have time to deal with that!

    These are unscented and can be stored pretty much anywhere — like in the car, drawers, closets, bathrooms, and the list goes on. Life hack: buy some Command Strip hooks ($5.39) for hanging them in the fridge or closet!

    Promising review: "No more doggy odors in the house, or smell of dirty laundry in the laundry room, or cooking odors spreading through the house. The combination of my furnace filter and electronic room air filter combined don't work as well as a few of these spread around. The odors were gone in a few hours. Safer than flowery sprays, burning scented candles and plug in "air-freshers" whose synthetic perfumes I can't stand." —Lightseeker

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $21.95 or just one charcoal bag for $9.85.

    4. A powerful mouthwash for quickly getting rid of morning breath. Whether or not you have time to brush your teeth is your business, I am just here to show you a great product that can help bad breath!

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this product.

    Promising review: "Ridiculous claims. And for whatever works. Yes, it does everything it says it will do. Pour a small portion in a measured cup provided with your purchase, swish in your mouth a bit, gargle as well, and in the morning you can kiss your honey with a clean mouth. NO ODOR, NO SMELLY MORNING BREATH. THIS STUFF WORKS! I urge you to consider getting the toothpaste as well. Cleans and whitens better than anything out there and I have tried them all." —John E. Litton

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.66 (available in icy mint and mild mint).

    5. A cookbook featuring recipes that can all be made in one pot, skillet, or slow cooker. Dinner and clean-up has never looked so promising.


    Promising review: "This is a cookbook that anyone can use day after day. These are simple, easy meals. Easy enough for weeknights, but filled with enough flavor for the weekends! I have over 200 cookbooks and this will definitely be at the top as one of my most used." —P. Greer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    6. Labeled closet dividers because your morning time is valuable and should not be wasted on looking for specific pieces of clothing. After all, you have some sleeping in to do.


    The set comes with 12 blank dividers and 48 labels.

    Promising review: "This is one of those products you don't know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn't even realize I had capri pants until I started organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer. I have large closet rods made from heavy piping and this product fit. I am ordering a set for my mom. She loved mine." —Michelle

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A giant (and very encouraging) water bottle to keep track of your daily intake so you stay hydrated and feelin' healthy. Days can get hectic and we can forget to drink water, and that = bad! Don't get dehydrated, people!


    Promising review: "This is the perfect bottle for my daily needs. I no longer have to constantly refill up my water bottle. The opening of this bottle is big enough for me to put in lemons to add a bit of acidity and vitamin C to my water." —Anthony Lu

    Get it from Amazon for $13.96+ (available in three sizes and 40 colors).

    8. A rapid veggie steamer for a quick and delicious dinner that doesn't involve a complicated recipe, a ton of steps, and ingredients you completely forgot to pick up at the store.


    Promising review: "Great purchase!!! I’ve been able to steam a whole squash, whole zucchini, handful of cauliflower, broccoli, and it comes out perfect in 3-4 minutes! It makes cooking and eating healthier so quick and easy." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    9. An in-depth planner with a marble-pattern cover that'll work overtime to keep you organized, on track, and prepared — while also looking incredibly dreamy on your desk.


    This planner comes with a personal mission statement prompt, yearly goal setting page, weekly scheduling templates, goal setting and tracking pages, 2019 vision board, major holidays list, notes pages, contacts/address book pages, inspirational quotes, monthly reflection questions, and tons more.

    Promising review: "I'll never buy another planner. I cannot speak highly enough about this planner. It has EVERYTHING I needed. Goal setting, check. Vision board, check. Habit planner, check. All of these extra fun inserts on top of your regular planning and scheduling. I love the size of this book, not too big but big enough. The monthly calendar and weekly are both the perfect size for jotting down whatever you may need. I bought a companion pack of stickers, and they are so incredibly cute!" —Miko

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    10. Color-coded envelopes you fill with a certain amount of cash and designate for different expense categories. When the envelope is empty, you stop spending money for that category.


    Think of it as an easy way for you to keep track of your expenses throughout the week!

    Promising review: "I have a pretty packed budget — almost all of the money I receive is allocated to various categories. Still, I have been able to put some into savings by spending less than expected. Just seeing the cash in the pocket helps me restrain myself, especially at the grocery store. I have saved a third of my monthly budget in two months simply by handling the money I was spending. The envelopes are so much better than paperweight envelopes and I get asked about them all the time. I am ready to give them away to every graduate I know for their graduation gift. It's a must-have in the journey to save money and keep yourself debt free OR pay off debts. Even when you make a lot of money, they are perfect for making all your spending well thought out. They go in and out of my purse constantly, and the register PDF you can request makes it super easy to use for months on end, even with your most active category. I can not recommend them enough." —Angrybears

    Get it from Amazon $11.99.

    11. A coffee subscription box to ensure you never have to live through the nightmare that is running out of caffeine., Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Atlas Coffee Club delivers you fresh coffee from all over the world! You can purchase individual bags to sample (though some are only available with a subscription), or sign up for the delivery service so you can receive different bags biweekly or monthly. And because Atlas Coffee Club doesn't mess around, they offer coffee from over 50+ countries! Hello, good morning!!!

    Read BuzzFeed's complete review on this subscription service.

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9 per month.

    12. An all-natural "headcool" balm with aromatherapy benefits that'll soothe late afternoon headaches so you can spend less time rubbing your temples and more time getting your work done. /

    The brand also has tons of balms for nausea, stress, and congestion!

    Promising review: "This product is really effective in reducing headaches and even migraines. I followed the directions (use a cotton pad or something similar to apply so you don't rub it into your eyes). Just use a small amount on forehead, temples, and back of neck. I am truly amazed how fast it works. Keep applying per instructions and you will find relief!" —Michella1204

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six salve types).

    13. A set of delightful cactus dryer balls to help aerate, fluff, and de-wrinkle your laundry while it dries — I think I speak for all of us when I say we could use more help doing laundry.


    Promising review: "I was amazed at how well these little guys worked in the dryer. I live in an apartment and am forced to pay per use, and the dryer in the building never seemed to fully dry the clothes. After a little research, I ordered these two and now all of my clothes come out warm, dry, and with no damp spots. Plus there is never any static cling with or without dryer sheets. These are a must-have." —Adrian Russo

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.

    14. A green-tea setting spray that'll lock in your makeup *AND* leave your skin looking extra radiant and shine-free, because who wants to deal with fading and constant touchups on jam-packed days? I sure don't! /

    Promising review: "I have oily skin so I really need help haha, but I also have super sensitive skin. I wanted something that was gentle and contained good ingredients, and I think I found it. I will definitely be ordering again. With this product my makeup easily lasts 12 hours and I feel like it helps it to look smoother as well." —Melanie P.

    Many reviewers mention it works well when sprayed before and after makeup application!

    Get it from Amazon for $12.25.

    15. A flavored syrup so you can save your valuable time and hard-earned $$$, and make your own vanilla latte in the comfort of your own home.

    Promising review: "You know when someone else makes your coffee, it tastes amazing? I want that every day, but I don't have time to wait for a barista or for the 30 people in front of me to decide. So I decided to copy the ingredients in the vanilla latte that I always order. Bulk ordering these Torani syrups allows me to have them handy every morning, and never will I wonder if my morning coffee will taste different or less-than spectacular. They come in dozens of flavors, but I prefer boring old vanilla. I pump some syrup into my coffee mug, pour in some coffee, and then top it off with heavy cream that is warmed in an electric milk frother. This is the closest I can get to a vanilla latte at a coffee shop, and it works for me." —Shannon S.

    Get a four-pack (just think, less trips to the store!) from Amazon for $24.62 (available in 41 flavors).

    16. And! And! A battery-operated handheld mixer for whipping up a heavenly frothy milk concoction. Now you really don't have to take a time-consuming trip to the local coffee shop.

    Promising review: "This has revolutionized my coffee routine and allows me to make lattes, like they do at Starbucks, at home. I have used it exclusively with plant-based milks (coconut, almond, etc.) and it perfectly froths non-dairy milks. I actually found that plain almond milk froths better than any other plant-based milk, for all you vegans out there. I can't tell you how much money I have saved not having to go to the coffee shop every time I want to have a delicious latte. It makes a beautiful, delicate foam that holds up for the whole cup of coffee. I love that there's still foam even in the last sip. Also, you can use this for the fancy cold foam to have with iced coffee drinks. I love this device so much! I have recommended it to literally everyone I know and plan on purchasing another frother in the near future just so I can keep one at the office to make sure I never have to make coffee without it. I couldn't go back to just coffee and cream after having tried the perfect lattes made by this." —Lindsey Catherine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in black and red). Requires two AA batteries.

    17. A wildly popular topical cream (really, it has 19k+ positive reviews!) that can help with swelling and a wide range of body pains. /

    This cream targets inflammation and claims to help pain caused by arthritis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and tons of other muscle and joint related problems. Seriously, just search the reviews with an ailment, and somebody probably has a story about how this cream helped!

    You should also read BuzzFeed's full write-up on this miracle stuff.

    Promising review: "I'm 31 weeks pregnant with horrible swelling in my feet and ankles. My husband massaged Penetrex on my left foot and look at the difference! It does help!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    18. A monitor memo board for keeping all the things you regularly misplace in one very obvious spot. May you never lose your phone or forget an important task again.


    There's even a hole at the bottom so you can plug in your phone!

    Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three styles).

    19. A pair of blue light glasses that'll help you get through all those emails without getting a headache from blue light. They minimize ~digital eye strain~ to prevent midday crashes caused by your glaring screen, so you actually stay in the zone. /

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! I highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    20. An ice roller you simply toss in the freezer and then break out during headaches or when your face feels puffy. *Sniffles,* ahh yes, allergy season is here.,

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I was hesitant to buy, thinking it was kind of gimmicky, but I love it. I have allergies which I deal with on a daily basis, and very often look puffy and swollen in the morning. Not a good look! This has come in very handy for helping puffiness go down and to tighten the look of my face. I was worried it would be too big for my eye area (it would be nice if they had a smaller one for just that!), but it can roll right over my eye area horizontally, or up to the bottom of the eye vertically, and it's comfortable and feels nice. I only use it on my face, but I imagine it would useful for sore or inflamed muscles. I keep it in a Ziploc bag in the freezer to keep it clean. Very happy with it!" —amaryllis30

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in eight colors).

    21. A memory foam back cushion to relieve lower back pain while you drive, or work at your desk, or do anything that involves sitting — which we do a lot of in a given week!


    Promising review: "My husband had frequent migraines that were partially brought on by siting in an office chair for long periods of time. I bought him this pillow for Christmas, and while I will not say it is a cure, it has helped tremendously. The pillow forces him to sit up more and correcting his posture has alleviated the pain in his back and reduced his migraines significantly. Thanks for an amazing product!" —Shannon Mccauley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    22. A suuuuuuuper duper small spatula made to get into the nooks and crannies of your best beauty products and remove every last drop so when you run out last minute (it always happens!!!), you're still ~covered~. /

    Promising review: "Fantastic product. I'm able to get every drop out of my very expensive face cream. It works on bottles, jars, etc. I only wish I would have bought this product years ago. Oh, the money I could have saved. Just clean with soap and water after use and store in an upright position (rubber end up) and I think you will get your money's worth out it. Already bought more as gifts." —HMSK

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    *And! Get a 10-pack of tiny jars ($6.99) for any leftover makeup you scraped out of the original bottle.

    23. A convenient tray you 1,000% need if you practically live in your car. It hooks onto your steering wheel so you can eat or get some work done while you're out and about. T-ball practice just got soooo much better.


    Please, do not try to use this while driving. It will not work.

    Promising review: "As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It's nice that both sides are functional...a food tray complete with cup holder on one side, and a smooth, flat writing surface on the other. You won't have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! It also works well with small laptops or your iPad. It's made of high-impact plastic, so it won't melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car; it's virtually indestructible. I can't imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!" —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    24. Oil blotting sheets if you're prone to oily skin but don't feel like washing your face four times a day. /

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get them on Amazon for $6.60.

    25. A handy gadget that'll keep track of whether or not the doggo has been fed. Hey, the day can get crazy and we could all use extra friendly reminders.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone has fed them every morning. Now I just see if it's green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    26. Silicone eyeglass sleeves to prevent your glasses from slipping and digging into your ears. Now, that's something pretty spectacular, ~eyed~ say., Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these because my everyday glasses were starting to dig in behind my ear. These made that problem completely go away. They were also pretty easy to get on and they stay in place." —Amb&B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).Promising review: "I bought these because my everyday glasses were starting to dig in behind my ear. These made that problem completely go away. They were also pretty easy to get on and they stay in place." —Amb&B

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    27. And! An eyeglass holder you can safely clip onto your clothes thanks its teeny but mighty magnets. Long live the days of always knowing where your reading glasses are!


    Promising review: "I saw this on Shark Tank and thought it was kind of goofy. Then I needed reading glasses. Now I have an enormous collection of reading glasses all over the house — I mean, in every room! So I found this again and bought it. I really love it! I attached it to my shirt and voila, glasses on me anytime I want, without them hanging around my neck making me look 105. The magnet is very strong and I have no worries about it letting go." —E. bay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38 (available in stainless steel and with crystals).

    28. A very comfy stability cushion designed to fit on top of any chair and maybe, just maybe, make sitting at your desk all day somewhat enjoyable.


    Promising review: "My job requires me to sit practically all day at work which caused me to become very restless and give me back problems. I couldn't sit still for five minutes without adjusting myself. I also began to worry about the bad posture I could be having because of it as well. I found this and gave it a shot. I've only had it for a little more than a week but the difference with it has been amazing! I can sit at my desk all day long without feeling discomfort or back pain. It sits neatly on my chair without looking too noticeable, and now my biggest problem is trying to keep my co-workers from stealing it from me. $20 for this thing is honestly a steal! So worth it!" —MeLissa

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    29. Blister prevention patches you apply to the areas in your shoes where you feel the most discomfort. The squishy, thin patches reduce friction so your feet can feel happy as you run from meeting to meeting. /

    Promising review: "These were freakishly effective! Thin as paper. Easy to apply. Stayed in place, even when the shoes got wet. But, best of all, they worked! I had a very painful callus due to a misshaped toe that would hit my shoe and cause bleeding and blistering. It hurt all the time and never seemed to heal. The pain eased immediately upon using the patch. Then, the sores healed! Seriously, these look like they could never work, especially on real problems. But after multiple cushions, bandages, etc. failed, this worked perfectly! I have recommended this to others." —Calliopia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.48.

    30. A set of colorful bento boxes so it's super easy to meal prep, pack your lunch, and finally save some dang money...which are three things we could all use more of in our weeks — especially hectic ones.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for a daily lunch keeper for working people. It doesn't leak (even after a few runs through the dishwasher) and I love the fact that it is dishwasher safe. That makes my life just a bit easier (being a very busy working mother of two young children). It's well worth the investment." —Katie

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.87.

    31. A two-spray shower head because the last thing you need on a slow and sluggish morning is slow and sluggish water pressure.

    Promising review: "I'm amazed! We live in a prewar New York City apartment and it seemed that poor water pressure in the shower that barely extended beyond the wall was par for the course. We just installed this shower head and now the water stream extends to the other side of the tub! Looking forward to finally taking a satisfying shower after all this time." —TWNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    Read our full write-up and learn more about this life-changing bathroom addition.

    32. A pack of biodegradable wet wipes that'll hold you over 'til you can get home and shower. Now, go enjoy that midday workout *and* after-work happy hour!


    These are also a great addition to any hiking, camping, outdoors trip where there is limited-to-no access to bathrooms.

    Promising review: "I work for a university and they offer lunchtime exercise classes for staff. I get really sweaty sometimes, and unfortunately there are no changing rooms or showers because they are not held in gyms. Once I wipe myself down with these and change my clothes, I feel fresh enough to get through the rest of my workday." —Chrissy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

    33. And! A life-changing antiperspirant that can reduce sweat for up to seven days. Pit stains??? Oh, haven't heard of them. /

    Like any product you apply onto your body, you should do a test on a small part of your skin before full application. Keep in mind that because this is a strong antiperspirant, it should not be used immediately after shaving/bathing.

    Promising review: "I have sweated since I was in the 5th grade and it has been the worst thing of my life. I can’t wear any shirts or long sleeves or even jackets that are too tight on my armpit because I would sweat through EVERY layer. Even when it was FREEZING cold outside I would sweat through all layers of clothing. It’s embarrassing especially being an athlete my whole life. It’s been TWO days and this is the result already. This is after working six hours as a vet assistant, so I’m constantly on my feet and holding animals and in hot rooms and NOTHING. Not even in my car that doesn’t have A/C. I’m not one to write product reviews but 10 years of sweating and now it’s gone definitely deserved a review. This product is a —Genevieve

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    Here's you, gettin' ready to tackle any super busy week:

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