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    28 Products To Help Save You Some Dang Stress During Busy Weeks

    Yes, I could use more help, thank you very much.

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    1. A 15-pack (that's a lot!!!) of meal prep containers so you can finally cure your midday hunger *without* having to spend a boat load eating out. Your (and your wallet's) belly will be so happy.

    These are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe!

    Promising review: "These are great! Easy to use, and there's a little snappy sound so you know the lid's on, and they actually hold quite a lot of food. They're definitely helping me not eat lunch out so much at work. They're a bit too large for most lunch bags, but I just put it flat in the bottom of a grocery bag and it's good to go." โ€”Meghan D. O'connor

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three bulk sizes).

    2. Expanding file folders to keep your important documents safe and sound so when you actually need to find that one tax return form from 2014, you know exactly where to go.


    Promising review: "I am on the road all the time for work, and these have made my life so much easier! I have almost every color of these and use one for my personal (bills to pay, checks to cash, to-do lists, forms to sign, etc.), another for anything that pertains to a specific day, and one for each of my clients. I could easily see these being great for high school or college classes. These go from the floor of my car, to my bottomless purse, to the kitchen counter โ€” they go everywhere and they have held up great! I absolutely love these!" โ€”Jenna Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 each (available in eight colors).

    For more on these folders, check out "You Can Fit Your Whole Damn Life Into These Adorable File Folders."

    3. A wrinkle release spray for the "oh crap, I am running so late" mornings when there's no time to lug out the iron or steamer.

    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." โ€”Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    4. A seat gap filler so you can finally stop losing your phone to the bottomless pit between the seat and the console while you're at a red light during rush hour early in the morning. Just typing that out stresses me out.

    Promising review: "I've used these for a couple of years now, and can't count the number of times I've been grateful for them! I used to drop things between my seat and the console all the time, or not be sure where I dropped them and have to look like crazy to find them. Now I know they're not in that dark, hard-to-reach space, and they're much easier to find. I can tuck my umbrella and coupon envelope there and know they won't get spilled on. When I do spill on the Drop Stops, it wipes right up with a damp cloth or wipe. They don't show at all and always look clean." โ€”B. Gifford

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A discreet little password book that'll serve ya a friendly reminder when you can't remember what your favorite pizza topping was in 2007.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this little book! What an awesome idea someone had when they came up with this! I have always had to write my passwords in some sort of notebook/journal since I have so many accounts and can never remember any of them, but this just made it SO much easier! Itโ€™s in alphabetical order which is super convenient and itโ€™s discreet yet not boring enough to get shuffled away with other paperwork and notebooks." โ€”Erika Gustafson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

    6. A straightforward notepad for jotting down important to-dos and appointments, so you don't miss your dentist appointment for the second time in a row. I have definitely never done that before...


    Get it from Amazon for $5.82.

    7. A toilet wand and caddy to make your most dreaded chore actually bearable. The wand lets you stay at a safe distance and the disposable sponge means you'll never have to touch any toilet germs. You got this.

    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." โ€”Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.12.

    8. A headphone case for keeping your earbuds from ending up in a big ol' knot because you shouldn't waste what limited patience and time you have untangling them.

    Promising review: "Perfect. Fits my earphones perfectly and now they don't get tangled. And this is such a quick way to get my earphones out and accessible. Just pop it open and unwind. Much easier than detangling them like i used to from a storage box." โ€”Carisa

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 12 colors).

    9. A miracle drying lotion with quick-drying ingredients that can shrink ugly whiteheads virtually overnight. Feel a pimple comin' on? Grab this, stat!,

    Promising review: "Literally my favorite product. I know so many people who pay triple the price for 'higher quality' brands that have this exact same drying lotion. My roommate has a brand from Sephora and I compared it to this brand and I found that they both did the exact same thing and were basically the same. It does dry out skin so I wouldn't recommend using every single night, but it is great to use during flare-ups and also before acne breaks the surface. I see significant results every morning when I wake up." โ€”Olivia

    Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

    10. A teeny cast-iron skillet that'll whip up delicious meals for one. Less mess, less stress.

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    Promising review: "These are SO adorable. I use them for single, sunny side-up eggs, and it's perfectly round for bagels or English muffins. Also, I bake mini pizookies (cookies topped with ice cream). My kids love the presentation for that." โ€”Momof3

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 3.5 inches and up to 15 inches).

    11. And! A spice set, because lazy cooking can still taste amazing โ€” espeeeecially if you smother your food in these yummy seasonings.

    Take that, busy work week!!!

    Promising review: "For anyone that likes tasty food, this is a must-have! From soups to salads, these spices cover it all and can be used every single day. I keep a few bottles at my desk at work. Their size makes them perfect for transport and they fit in a spice rack perfectly! This is an already packaged gift, just ship it directly to a loved one, or friend. How easy is that?" โ€”Exhibit-v

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven spice sets).

    12. A large hair diffuser adapter compatible with most blow dryers to help you achieve frizz-free, natural curls without having to spend money on an entirely new dryer. Goodbye, flyaways. Hello, sleek blowouts at home. /

    Promising review: "Fits perfect! I really wanted a bowl diffuser and this one works really well. I like that I can actually fit all my hair into the bowl, or at least most of it, and dry it in half the time it would take for other FLAT 'bowl' diffusers. I love this diffuser! It dries my hair quickly, thoroughly and does not cause frizz. Perfect curls every time!" โ€”M

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes).

    13. Charcoal deodorizing bags for keeping your most-worn shoes from smelling like death. Don't let stench separate you from rocking your best kicks, ok?


    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldnโ€™t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe thatโ€™s pushing things, but Iโ€™ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" โ€”Erin

    Get a pack of two for $9.95+ (available in three set sizes).

    Read one BuzzFeed Shopping writer's review on these charcoal deodorizing bags!

    14. A manual scalp massager brush that can not only help you relax on hectic days, but reduce flakiness and oily build-up from regular use of hair products. Dandruff has no room in your house!

    Promising review: "If you have stubborn dandruff, TRY THIS before you give up! I have seborrheic dermatitis, which causes a greasy build up of dandruff on my scalp. When I use this product to rub the shampoo through my hair while in the shower, it cleanses my scalp and removes the build up. My dandruff has significantly decreased and is almost gone. I have tried a variety of other products to get rid of my dandruff, including high-powered dandruff shampoo. None had worked before this. Side note: I have found this product works best on shorter hair, anything longer than shoulder length makes it a bit harder to pull through your hair. Overall I am incredibly pleased with this product." โ€”Marilyn

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    15. And for a more in-depth cleaning, a clarifying shampoo you use once a week in place of your usual shampoo to remove the residue left behind from heavy hair products.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this shampoo. I have thick but fine, curly hair. I get a lot of build up because of the products I use to define my curls and control frizz. Curly hair is very dry so shampooing daily is a no-no. This shampoo is perfect because I can use it on my roots once (sometimes twice) a week to cut down any build up. I highly recommend for anyone who uses a lot of products but isn't able to shampoo often." โ€”Mary C

    Get it from Amazon for $5.19.

    16. A 14-pound weighted blanket you can crawl under after a hectic day and get the cozy, peaceful sleep you deserve.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $280 (also available in an 18-pound option).

    17. Oil-blotting wipes to swipe away that shiny 3 p.m. forehead without disturbing your makeup. Keep a pack at your desk, toss a pack in your purse, and live the oily skinโ€“free life you deserve. /

    Promising review: "Where have these been my whole life? I live in humid FL and have very oily skin. Halfway through the day I look like an oil slick. I love these charcoal tissues, they feel great on skin and gently absorb oil. It does not ruin or pickup my makeup at all when I dab them on my face, they leave no trace of oil and I am good for another four hours or so. I can't live without these now!" โ€”Ashley Bouchard

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $6.95.

    18. Grocery bag handles, because who on earth wants to make more than one trip to the car to get the rest of the groceries? Spoiler: NOBODY!!!


    Promising review: "It usually takes me a dozen trips from my car to my house to get my groceries inside, and if I carry too many at one time, the handles cut off the circulation in my hands and arms. These special handles solved all my problems. Today, I only made three trips from the car to the house! When I had to put the bags down to open the door, these handles laid on top of the bags and I only had to grab them, instead of searching for all the plastic handles as they flopped around. Now there are no more bag marks on my wrist and my hands don't go numb! Who would have thought that something so simple could make my life so much better?" โ€”Rosemary Smith Dattler

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A magic bottle of stain remover you should always have on-hand in the unfortunate event a major spill strikes. Wine? Sauce? Dirt? They COWER in the face of this spray, and that's great for you because you have your weekly TV dramas to get back to.

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IF YOU HAVE KIDS OR PETS!!! I am convinced this stuff is magic in a bottle! If I can get up an ENTIRE bottle of ketchup that was rubbed in the carpet, you can get out anything!" โ€”Ashley T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.30.

    Learn more in our complete write-up: "This Carpet Cleaner Makes Stains Vanish Before Your Eyes, And Guys, Magic Is Real"

    20. A silicone place mat that'll suction to the table so your kiddo has no chance of throwing their food as you turn your head away for a nanosecond.


    Promising review: "It sticks to a table or hard surface very well, as long as it's placed over a solid piece. Easy to clean and harder for my kid to throw! Certainly not impossible as he figured out to peel the corner up, but it at least buys us another couple seconds when he's going to dump something." โ€”Erin Emery

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    21. A cell phone clip that attaches to shopping carts to give you a potentially enjoyable time at the grocery store โ€” *gasps,* yes, there is such a thing! Now you can read your recipes and lists hands-free. Amazing.


    It's compact shape means you can toss it in your bag and go!

    Promising review: "I love this gadget! It makes my grocery shopping so much easier. I was having a hard time trying to steer the cart, hold the phone which has my list on it, and grab the groceries. Enter the shopping cart cell holder. Easy to use; easy to attach to the cart; easy to remove from the cart. Makes your life a little easier!" โ€”vee3

    Get it from Amazon for $17.90 (available in two colors), or a larger option ideal for baby strollers for $17.95.

    22. A houseplant survival guide so your plants can *also* make it through the week. It's packed with useful information on over 160 common plants and will teach you how to (finally) properly water and take care of that fiddle-leaf fig.


    Promising review: "After decades of caring for my houseplants willy-nilly based on what I saw my mother do, I explored all the books on houseplants in the local library โ€”ย and this book is one of the four I ended up buying. It contains useful, extensive profiles of all the common houseplants, including requirements for light, temperature, fertilizer, water, soil, repotting, longevity, propogation, varieties, and display tips. Helpful photos are included. Later sections of the book are devoted to understand light, watering methods, repotting and plant propogation. This book is a keeper for anyone interested in doing better with their houseplants." โ€”harborsparrow

    Get it from Amazon for $18.52.

    23. 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!

    Learn more in our full write-up on this Therabreath Oral Rinse!

    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." โ€”John E. Litton

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

    24. 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." โ€”P. Greer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    25. Or! A rapid veggie steamer that'll deliver 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!!! Iโ€™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." โ€”Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. 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!" โ€”Michella1204

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

    27. A set of delightful cactus dryer balls to help aerate, fluff, and de-wrinkle your laundry while it dries โ€” and 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." โ€”Adrian Russo

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.50.

    28. And an ice roller you simply toss in the freezer and then break out during headaches or when your face feels puffy. *Sniffles,* ahh yes, the seasons are changing and 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!" โ€”amaryllis30

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

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