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30 Useful Products To Help You Get Through The Week

A giant water bottle, magnetic key holder, no-heat hair rods, and other things to help get ya through looooooooong weeks.

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1. A giant (and very encouraging) water bottle to keep track of your daily intake so you stay hydrated and feelin' healthy.

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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 $14.96+ (available in one gallon and 43 oz. options, and 11 colors).

2. 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.Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.
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The set comes with 12 blank dividers and 48 labels.

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

3. Speaking of mornings, a coffee subscription box to ensure you never have to live through the nightmare that is running out of caffeine.

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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, or give it as a gift for the coffee lover in your life for $60+.

4. A to-go bowl so you can take your salad and grain bowls to work...and stop eating out for every meal.

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This bowl is sealable, non-slip, and microwave-safe.

Get it from Food52 for $25+ (available in 10 colors and with a cookbook).

5. Heatless foam rods for creating effortless waves — all while you complete other getting ready duties.

These can save your mornings so much time! Once you master them, they're easy to use and mean you don't have to spend 30 minutes in front of the mirror curling your hair. Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.Promising review: "I really do enjoy these rollers. They are very easy to use and give great waves. Every time I use them I get great dimension — you basically can't go wrong!! I've decided they work best after a shower/blow-dry. I leave my hair barely damp — I mean 90% dry. I put the rollers in my hair and continue my morning routine (breakfast, kids, makeup). I take them out basically as I am walking out the door. Run a brush or fingers through and boom! I save SO much time and I actually look put together! I have young kids and I have not been able to find a morning hairstyle groove to keep me put together — I found it and love 'em! I think they are great and fun to use!" —Marvelous MelissaGet a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.
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These can save your mornings so much time! Once you master them, they're easy to use and mean you don't have to spend 30 minutes in front of the mirror curling your hair. Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

Promising review: "I really do enjoy these rollers. They are very easy to use and give great waves. Every time I use them I get great dimension — you basically can't go wrong!! I've decided they work best after a shower/blow-dry. I leave my hair barely damp — I mean 90% dry. I put the rollers in my hair and continue my morning routine (breakfast, kids, makeup). I take them out basically as I am walking out the door. Run a brush or fingers through and boom! I save SO much time and I actually look put together! I have young kids and I have not been able to find a morning hairstyle groove to keep me put together — I found it and love 'em! I think they are great and fun to use!" —Marvelous Melissa

Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

6. A pair of meat claws that'll quickly shred chicken, beef, and pork to make dinner prep easier and more efficient.

Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).
Amazon

Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in six colors).

7. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder to make certain your days are free from the stressful, frantic, and all-too-common car key search.

It has an adhesive backing that'll stick to your walls and doors. If you're a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $2.99.Get it from Amazon for $7.98.
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It has an adhesive backing that'll stick to your walls and doors. If you're a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $2.99.

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

8. A pimple patch for when you feel a zit comin' on. Just apply over the bump and the patch will draw out sebum and reduce irritation like some type of skin sorcery. Take a peep for yourself (sorry):

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Promising review: "I’m sorry if the picture is too graphic but I wanted to show how well this product works. It pulled out my whitehead in one piece and didn’t leave me with red/irritated area. It doesn’t blend well on the skin to go out in public with as other brands but this brand was definitely the most effective!" —Jessenia

Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.33+ (available in two sizes).

9. An earring organizer so you can *actually* find the earrings you want to wear and not have to rummage through a tumble weed of jewelry.

Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in four styles).
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Get it from Amazon for $22.95+ (available in four styles).

10. A green-tea setting spray that'll lock in your makeup *AND* leave your skin looking extra radiant and shine-free. Now you don't have to worry about fading and constant touchups!

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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 $11.95.

11. 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.

Get it from Amazon for $7.
Amazon

Get it from Amazon for $7.

12. And! A pre-planned grocery list to prevent you from aimlessly wandering the aisles, not knowing what to buy and then ultimately stressing out.

Can you tell I hate going to the grocery store and planning out my dinners?!Get it from Amazon for $7.50.
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Can you tell I hate going to the grocery store and planning out my dinners?!

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

13. A game-changing gum made with caffeine that's an instant solution to a midday slump — without all the sketchy ingredients found in energy drinks.

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People, I love and swear by this gum. Each piece is made with 40mg of caffeine (about half the amount of caffeine in an average cup of coffee), so it’s great to chew throughout the afternoon without having to worry about it keeping you up at night. You can read more of my thoughts and opinions on this gum here (it's #2)!

Get a six-pack from Neurogum for $19.50.

14. A microwave omelette maker so you can whip up a delicious breakfast in under five minutes and not be totally hangry by 10 a.m.

This is made of 100% platinum silicone that's resistant to high temperatures and is dishwasher-safe.Promising review: "This brings omelettes to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." —Vanilla ChameleonGet it from Amazon for $14.99.
Amazon

This is made of 100% platinum silicone that's resistant to high temperatures and is dishwasher-safe.

Promising review: "This brings omelettes to my weekday breakfast. I've been trying to eat a low-carb diet, and the idea of eggs for breakfast appeals to me. But, I am *so* NOT a morning person; and getting up early to stir a low-n-slow scramble just does not work for me. I've tried microwaving eggs in custard cups but they always turned out either soupy and underdone or firm but dry and rubbery. But this makes them Just Right, every time, in two minutes flat. That's less time than it takes me to brew my coffee. Two or three eggs, some herbs, a few chopped veggies, and perhaps a sprinkle of cheese makes for a quick, easy, and tasty breakfast." —Vanilla Chameleon

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

15. A wildly popular, memory foam seat cushion for car seats and desk chairs that you'll be forever thankful on extremely long days.

Promising review: "I bought two. One for me, and one for my 87-year-old father. I think mine is great. My father said he doesn't think about his much, because he forgets he's sitting on it. Translated from old man speak, that means he LOVES it! Dad spends hours a day, sitting on a hard wooden dining room chair, watching all of the TV judge shows, news shows, financial reports, and anything else that could cause an old man to have a sore ass. Since I got this chair pad for him, he's actually cut back on his political rants!" —PapaBearGet it from Amazon for $29.95.
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Promising review: "I bought two. One for me, and one for my 87-year-old father. I think mine is great. My father said he doesn't think about his much, because he forgets he's sitting on it. Translated from old man speak, that means he LOVES it! Dad spends hours a day, sitting on a hard wooden dining room chair, watching all of the TV judge shows, news shows, financial reports, and anything else that could cause an old man to have a sore ass. Since I got this chair pad for him, he's actually cut back on his political rants!" —PapaBear

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

16. A huggable llama cooling and heating pad filled with natural buckwheat grains and lavender to help with cramps, swelling, and other body ailments the week throws at ya — or just to hug for comfort!

Urban Outfitters

All you have to do is pop this lil' guy in the freezer or in the microwave!

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

17. A slip-on silicone pot holder because you could always use more helpful kitchen gadgets to make life a tad bit easier.

It can be used on pans up to 450 degrees, and is non-stick and dishwasher-safe.Get it from Amazon for $6.99.
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It can be used on pans up to 450 degrees, and is non-stick and dishwasher-safe.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

18. A miracle-working laundry bar that'll be no match for even the toughest of stains.

Promising review: "Softball moms' lifesaver!!!! My daughter is a catcher on a competitive softball team and this gets her white uniform pants clean! In my laundry sink, I fill a bucket with a little water and get the pants wet to rinse the loose dirt off. Then I basically rub the bar on the pants (like you would a bar of soap and a wash cloth) until the pants are full of soap foam. I then threw them in the washer on heavy wash with a just a little bleach (you could use a your favorite white brightener). These pants took about 10 minutes!" —Terri MedellinGet a two-pack from Amazon for $6.09.
Terri Medellin / amazon.com

Promising review: "Softball moms' lifesaver!!!! My daughter is a catcher on a competitive softball team and this gets her white uniform pants clean! In my laundry sink, I fill a bucket with a little water and get the pants wet to rinse the loose dirt off. Then I basically rub the bar on the pants (like you would a bar of soap and a wash cloth) until the pants are full of soap foam. I then threw them in the washer on heavy wash with a just a little bleach (you could use a your favorite white brightener). These pants took about 10 minutes!" —Terri Medellin

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.09.

19. 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.

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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 $19.14 or through a local bookseller on IndieBound here.

20. AND, of course, an Instant Pot because we know you've been eyeing one so just take the plunge and make it your best friend on long work days.

Promising review: "I have always wanted an Instant Pot, however the larger sizes were too big for meals for one person. This three-quart size is perfect and I use it at least three times each week when I get home from work. It is really, really easy to use and comes with a cookbook. So far I have made perfect rice, steamed corn-on-the-cob to perfection, and chili. This is one of the few gadgets that has not been relegated to basement storage!" —Gee GeeGet it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).
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Promising review: "I have always wanted an Instant Pot, however the larger sizes were too big for meals for one person. This three-quart size is perfect and I use it at least three times each week when I get home from work. It is really, really easy to use and comes with a cookbook. So far I have made perfect rice, steamed corn-on-the-cob to perfection, and chili. This is one of the few gadgets that has not been relegated to basement storage!" —Gee Gee

Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three sizes).

21. An under-cabinet lid opener so you don't have to spend the evening fighting with a jar.

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Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

22. A cute and quite truthful notebook for keeping your week's to-do lists, ideas, and complaints (of course).

Get it from ModCloth for $9.
ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $9.

23. A mug warmer to finally put an end to lukewarm coffee and tea. Slow drinkers, rejoice!

I have one of these and I've come to seriously love and rely on it. I, for whatever reason, cannot drink coffee (or any beverage for that matter) quickly and am often drinking lukewarm brew. It's gross. This simple gadget keeps it pretty hot — maybe not fresh-out-of-the-pot scorching — but hot nonetheless. It's definitely worth $11!Get it from Amazon for $9.89.
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I have one of these and I've come to seriously love and rely on it. I, for whatever reason, cannot drink coffee (or any beverage for that matter) quickly and am often drinking lukewarm brew. It's gross. This simple gadget keeps it pretty hot — maybe not fresh-out-of-the-pot scorching — but hot nonetheless. It's definitely worth $11!

Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

24. A paw cleaner with soft silicone brushes that'll quickly clean up your pooch's muddy feetsies — because let's be honest, that's the last thing you want to deal with when you get home.

Promising review: "Love this! I only use it on really muddy days, but it makes such a difference. Two of my bigger dogs always get the mud embedded in their nails and I can never get the dirt out no matter how many times I wipe their paws with a wash cloth. This paw cleaner gets in all the nooks and crannies without hurting them. It's so easy to use! After I put their paw in the cleaner I just wipe it dry with a clean towel and that's it! Then after, I just use the dirty water to water my plants. Just make sure you buy the correct size. The medium I bought fits two of my dogs perfectly, but the other has a very small paw so it doesn't work. Pictured is a medium size compared to my boxer mix who is 45 lbs." —I. NguyenGet it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).
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Promising review: "Love this! I only use it on really muddy days, but it makes such a difference. Two of my bigger dogs always get the mud embedded in their nails and I can never get the dirt out no matter how many times I wipe their paws with a wash cloth. This paw cleaner gets in all the nooks and crannies without hurting them. It's so easy to use! After I put their paw in the cleaner I just wipe it dry with a clean towel and that's it! Then after, I just use the dirty water to water my plants. Just make sure you buy the correct size. The medium I bought fits two of my dogs perfectly, but the other has a very small paw so it doesn't work. Pictured is a medium size compared to my boxer mix who is 45 lbs." —I. Nguyen

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

25. A set of delightful cactus dryer balls to help aerate and fluff your laundry while it dries...and we could all use more help when it comes to 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 RussoGet a two-pack from Amazon for $8.
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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.

26. Bluetooth headphones perfect for working out, bike riding, and honestly just living your dang life — no more tangled cords and frustration.

Promising review: "Never thought I'd be excited to try out burpees until I put these headphones on. I am super impressed with sound quality — there's actual bass for such a small speaker! No more wires and retractable earbuds around my neck that would fall off when doing sit ups. I was worried with how big they are on the outside of the ear at first but it's not even a big deal. I'd rather have an over the ear piece holding them on then some tiny thing I have to worry about while working out." —Jessica Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "Never thought I'd be excited to try out burpees until I put these headphones on. I am super impressed with sound quality — there's actual bass for such a small speaker! No more wires and retractable earbuds around my neck that would fall off when doing sit ups. I was worried with how big they are on the outside of the ear at first but it's not even a big deal. I'd rather have an over the ear piece holding them on then some tiny thing I have to worry about while working out." —Jessica

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

27. A shoe cleaning kit you'll love having under the sink when your best kicks get unexpectedly dirty from the rainstorm you had no idea was happening.

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The kit comes with a shoe cleaner, nylon brush, and microfiber cloth!

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

28. Epsom bath salt that can help you relax while soothing sore muscles and exfoliating the skin. Pleeease, keep a bag of this in the bathroom — I swear it can be mood-changing on stressful days.

I don't write love letters but if I did, I'd write one to Dr. Teal (whoever that amazing human is). This bath salt is my savior on long weeks and fixes everything in my book. Besides aiding in relaxation, it helps soothe muscles and draws out impurities from the skin. Just Google the benefits of epsom salt baths and I know you'll be forever sold like I am!Get a two-pack for $16.76+ (available in 17 scents and set combinations).
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I don't write love letters but if I did, I'd write one to Dr. Teal (whoever that amazing human is). This bath salt is my savior on long weeks and fixes everything in my book. Besides aiding in relaxation, it helps soothe muscles and draws out impurities from the skin. Just Google the benefits of epsom salt baths and I know you'll be forever sold like I am!

Get a two-pack for $16.76+ (available in 17 scents and set combinations).

29. A produce saver container to keep your fruits and veggies fresh for almost two weeks. BYEEE sad, moldy strawberries!

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This means less trips to the store, which also means you're spared some sanity during busy weeks.

Read our full review on these magical things.

"The berry I left in the original container's dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves. (I'm not eating the leaves, but still). But the produce-saver strawb's as fresh as it was on day one! Two notes: although the directions for the produce savers say you don't have to wash your fruit and veggies first, I still rinsed all the strawberries at once, in the original container, before putting half in the produce saver. And I'm convinced the only reason these didn't last 14 full days (or longer) is they weren't completely fresh when I bought them — a few of them had bruises, which had begun to mold when I checked the produce saver on day 14. The rest of the berries were perfectly good, though: I rinsed one non-moldy one off (~in case of spores~, bc I worry about random things like that) and it still tasted fresh! Needless to say, I love these things!" —Natalie Brown

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in other sizes here).

30. And lastly, a book filled with remarkable women throughout history so when you're stressed about the state of the world, you can flip through this and feel empowered again.

Get it from Amazon for $11.29, Urban Outfitters for $19.95, Barnes & Noble for $15.96, IndieBound, or your local library.
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Amazon for $11.29, Urban Outfitters for $19.95, Barnes & Noble for $15.96, IndieBound, or your local library.

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