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    29 Things From Target That’ll Help Streamline Your Day-To-Day Routine

    Because no one has time to wait a million years for their hair to dry.

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    1. A 24-pack of Mighty Patch pimple patches, because no one has time for surprise zits. These hydrocolloid patches can help clear gunk out of your pores and shrink zits in record time; for me, slapping one on overnight makes a noticeable difference by morning. Clogged pores, begone!

    A model using the pimple patch

    2. The internet-famous Revlon One-Step hairdryer brush, so you can finally master the art of giving yourself fast, easy blowouts. This handy tool eliminates the problem of trying to juggle both the hairdryer and hairbrush (without inevitably dropping one of them on your foot) by combining the two tools into one super-efficient device. And it gives you instant volume, too. There’s a reason this sucker has gotten so popular in recent years.

    A model using hair dryer brush

    3. A bag or two of Birch Benders pancake mix that’ll give you instant breakfast gratification whenever you want it. Although I prefer to make my pancakes from scratch when I can, I also pretty much always have a couple of pouches of Birch Benders in my pantry for those times when I want the convenience of a just-add-water mix. This stuff legit tastes homemade, and it is so. Fast. To make. Breakfast-for-dinner, here you come!

    The pancake mix

    4. A pretty paisley Turbie Twist microfiber hair towel, because you’ve got better things to do with your time than wait for your locks to dry. This super-absorbent wonder helps your hair dry faster than a standard ol’ terry towel does — which, by the way, also cuts down on any additional styling time you might need with other heat tools like hair dryers. Add it's powerful frizz-fighting abilities, and you've got the perfect hair towel right here.

    5. A box of individually wrapped Shout stain remover wipes, so you can fight back against tomato sauce, red wine, regular ol’ dirt, and more — even when you’re on the go. Whenever you find yourself in a messy situation, just unwrap one of these and give the spot a quick scrub. It’ll work some real magic in the moment – and it’ll save you time on doing a deep clean later on, too. Everybody wins!

    The Shout wipes

    6. A pair of Febreze small space odor eliminators that’ll quickly suck up any… let's call them unwanted smells that might be plaguing your home and immediately replace them with a clean, fresh scent you’ll never get tired of sniffing. Bonus: These tiny-but-mighty packages don’t need to be plugged in to work. Just set ‘em up wherever you need them and you’re good to go!

    The odor eliminator

    7. A moisturizing primer with SPF, so you can knock out multiple skincare steps in one go. This pick from NYX offers hydration for up to 24 hours and SPF 30 sun protection — and it preps the gorgeous canvas that is your face for whatever other art you feel like adding to it. Done and done!

    A model using the primer

    8. A big ol’ bottle of Clean Shower daily shower cleaner, because hey, guess what? Turns out you actually don’t have to spend a million years scrubbing to have a spotless shower. Just spray some of this stuff on the walls and/or tub when you’re done washing up, and then… walk away. Seriously. That’s all you need to do. Daily use will help battle soap scum buildup, hard water stains, and more. Heck yes.

    The daily shower cleaner

    9. And some bathroom-specific Mr. Clean Magic Erasers for those times when a scrub is inevitable. This version of the iconic Magic Eraser is specially formulated with soap scum-fighting action, so when you wet them down and squeeze them out, they’ll literally wipe away any grossness that’s been lingering in your tub or shower in seconds – no matter how long it’s been there. They'll even leave behind a delightful lavender scent when you're done. Aaaah. Much better.

    10. A hydrating overnight face mask to give your skin a boost of deep moisturizer literally while you sleep. (Nothing streamlines your life like something you don’t even have to be awake to use, right?) Formulated with ingredients like mushrooms and quinoa, this mask from Pacifica Beauty works hard to replenish and quench your skin while you’re all wrapped up in the coziest of dreams.

    The moisturizing face mask

    11. A bottle of sesame teriyaki sauce from Target’s Good & Gather line, because if you’ve got some of this on hand, you’ve got dinner sorted — promise. Just toss some of it in a pan with any veggies and/or protein you’ve got on hand, stir-fry it all up, plate it over some rice, and voila: Dinner is served. 🍽

    The teriyaki sauce

    12. An Instant Pot Duo that'll let your next meal legit multitask itself. This ubiquitous, seven-in-one appliance not only pressure cooks, but also slow cooks, sautés, makes rice and yogurt, steams veggies and other foods, and keeps everything warm if it finishes cooking before you’re ready to eat. And, since this single gadget does so much, there's a lot less for you to clean up afterwards.

    The Instant Pot

    13. A pair of colorful slide sandals that are also waterproof, so you’ll be prepared for whatever the skies decide to throw at you – from bright, hot sunshine to surprise storms. (No need to pack an extra pair of shoes for those volatile weather days!) They might be made of plastic, but the footbed is nice and cushy, so you’ll stay comfortable, too.

    The sandals in the color Light Pink

    14. A makeup-removing cleansing balm that’s so effective, it can take off a full face in a snap. Reviewer upon fawning reviewer mentions how gratifying it is to see your makeup literally melt off your face, thanks to this pick from Versed – and hey, guess what? It’s also super affordable. It’s the best of all possible worlds.

    15. A manually-operated food chopper, so you can get all the benefits of a fancy food processor with a lot less cleanup to deal with afterwards. (Talk about an efficiency double whammy!) Once you load up this li’l gadget, just pull the cord to do whatever slicing, dicing, or pureeing you need to get accomplished. Because of its simplicity, the device cleans quickly, stores easily, and can even be packed up and taken on the road for use in spots with no electricity. Sure, knife skills are great… but so is this speedy little thing.

    The food chopper in use

    16. A bottle of highly affordable, highly effective dry shampoo, because sometimes, time for a full wash just isn't in the cards. Spritz on some of this stuff at the roots of your hair, let it sit for a few minutes, massage it through, and then brush your mane out. It’ll get rid of any greasies you may have accumulated, and it smells delightfully of coconut, jasmine, and peaches. What’s not to love?

    The dry shampoo

    17. A Keurig single-serving coffee maker, so you can speed up your mornings in more ways than one. First, it makes exactly the amount of coffee you need – no more, no less (so no more wasted coffee left undrunk). Second, it brews right into your cup, leaving you with no additional carafe to clean. And third, if you want iced coffee? This machine makes that, too. Not to mention the time you’ll save not needing to stop for coffee on the way to work anymore!

    The Keurig

    18. A pair of handy no-tie shoelaces, because when you’re super busy, every second counts, right? With these suckers, you only have to tie your shoes once – and then, they’ll stay tied, forever. Thanks to the stretchy nature of these elastic laces, you’ll be able to pull your shoes on and take ‘em off again, without ever needing to tie or untie them – which also means that your shoelaces will never come untied on you in the middle of a run again. Genius.

    The shoelaces

    19. A compact elliptical that’s small enough to fit under your desk – meaning you can work from home and work out, all at once, freeing up valuable post-work time for things other than the gym. You’ve got a nice, full life, right? May as well make the most of it! (Bonus: You can use this machine standing, too, if you do like waiting until after work to get your steps in. In this house, we love options.)

    20. A battery-powered grout scrubber, because getting your grungy grout clean doesn’t have to require a ton of elbow grease. This little hand-held tool features a tiny scrubby brush juuuuuust the right size to get between your tiles. And the best part? When you push the button on the handle, it starts scrubbing all by itself. Reviewers say it’s good for more than just the bathroom floor, too; it can also clean your dishwasher filter, your baseboards, those hard-to-reach areas around your faucets and drains, and more.

    The grout scrubber

    21. A sleek commuter backpack that’ll make sure you always have access to everything you need without bogging you down with all sorts of stuff you don’t. This streamlined Open Story pick features a large main compartment, a dedicated laptop compartment that can fit machines of up to 15”, an exterior zip pocket, and a water bottle or umbrella holder – and it can be carried comfortably on your back, thanks to its padded straps, or like a tote if you're feeling the handbag vibe. It even has a suitcase sleeve if you decide to take it on the road with you. Talk about versatile!

    The backpack in the color Taupe

    22. A set of glass meal prep containers, because there is no better way to free up time for Future You than by sorting out your meals in advance. This 20-piece set includes 10 containers of different sizes and 10 snap-shut, leak-proof lids to match – all of which are microwave- and dishwasher safe. Talk about efficient!

    the containers

    23. A bottle of in-shower moisturizer that’ll effortlessly streamline your morning routine. Just slap some of this stuff on when your skin is still damp in the shower, pat dry once you get out, and you’ll be all hydrated and ready to start your day.

    The moisturizer

    24. A tub of multi-functional cleansing paste sure to get just about anything sparkling in a flash — even the things you didn’t think you actually had to clean. Use it on pots and pans! Tackle soap scum in your bathroom with it! Get those water stains off of your stainless-steel appliance with it! Clean your sink (because yep, your sink needs a regular scrub, too) with it! Reviewers say there’s almost nothing it can’t clean — and it does it speedily and with great ease, too.

    The Power Paste cleaner

    25. A beautiful yet practical coiled rope basket, because yes, decluttering can be as quick as just dumping a bunch of stuff into a decorative bin. This 11” basket is soft but structured, and offers plenty of space to stash blankets, coffee table books, your kids’ toys, and more – and it does it with ~style~, too.

    26. A kitchen measurement conversion sign, so you don’t have to keep Googling how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon every time you need to make a recipe adjustment. With this adorable and useful sign from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line, you get décor and time-saving practicality, all in one go!

    The kitchen conversions sign

    27. An oven liner, because who has time to clean their entire oven every time something drips? With this guard slipped over the bottom rack, you can be sure the bottom of your oven is always drip-proof and free of little burned bits. It’s easy to pull out and rinse when necessary – and once it’s dry, you can just pop it back in. Easy!

    The oven liner

    28. A bottle of incredibly effective carpet stain remover from Bissell that's a must for pet owners — or anyone who’s just a little clumsy. As someone who is both (hi there, fellow pet-owning klutzes!), I always, always keep a bottle or two of this stuff around. It works equally well on cat messes and coffee spills, and it gets the job done in literal seconds.

    The carpet stain remover

    29. And a bottle of powerful wrinkle release spray, because it sure as heck beats going through all the trouble of yanking out an unwieldy ironing board every time you realize your pants have, uh... had a rough one, so to speak. A spritz of this stuff and a tug on the fabric to straighten everything out will go a long, long way towards making you presentable in just a few minutes.

    The wrinkle release spray

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