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    31 Useful Walmart Products That Want To Make Your Life Easier As An Adult

    Because no adult these days has time for ironing boards or disorganized fridges.

    1. A lightweight, bagless, cordless Shark vacuum that’ll make keeping your floors clean a breeze. This stick vac is so much easier to move around your home than the huge, corded vacuums of yore — and it also converts easily from an upright vac to a hand-held one so you can get into hard-to-reach places, no problem.

    2. A two-step kitchen ladder, because you won’t always be spry enough to hop onto the counter to reach the stuff on the very top shelves of your cabinets. (Source: me; I used to do that all the time, and now I… cannot.) Easy to fold out and equally easy to store, this light little kitchen stepper is a must-have to make the most of your vertical storage – particularly if you, like me, are less than vertically blessed yourself.

    A model using the stepladder

    3. A shoe storage cabinet with A+ aesthetics, so you don’t have to worry about tripping over your amazing shoe collection anymore. (I can’t be the only one who’s finding it harder to bounce back after a fall with each passing year, right?) This three-door cabinet has four looooooong shelves inside that can hold tons of pairs. Also, it’s gorgeous. Just sayin’.

    The shoe storage cabinet in the color Espresso/Wood Knobs

    4. A six-quart air fryer that’ll streamline your meal prep in the best way possible. In addition to, y'know, frying, this sucker can also roast, bake, and reheat — and it does it all quickly, easily, and virtually mess-free. So much of adulthood is learning the value of, well, pretty much anything that simplifies the complicated nature of life... and this thing is it.

    The air fryer

    5. A nine-piece pantry and fridge storage bin set, because nothing makes life easier than a well-organized kitchen. This set of stackable clear bins includes two wide bins, two narrow bins, an egg tray, and a can dispenser, plus a magnetic dry-erase board, so you’ll always be able to reach what you need quickly and easily. How grownup!

    Before and after photos of a fridge organized without and with the storage bins

    6. A weighted blanket to soothe your soul, especially if you find that soul getting more and more anxious over time. Popping one of these 12-pound picks on your bed will make it feel like you’re getting an enormous hug every time you go to sleep. Bonus: This one is breathable for folks who tend to run a little warm when they sleep (*raises hand*), and it’s been treated with antimicrobial magic to keep bacteria at bay.

    The blanket in the color Blue

    7. A bottle of highly effective oil-free sunscreen from Differin, because wearing SPF daily is essential for keeping you and your skin glowing at every stage of life. This lightweight formula packs an SPF of 30 for solid broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection — and it’s particularly good for oily, acne-prone, and sensitive skin, if that’s you. (It’s me. It’s absolutely me.)

    The sunscreen

    8. An anti-fatigue mat that’ll help keep your knees and feet in tip-top shape as the years go by. Most reviewers use this mat in the kitchen — it’s terrific for those times when you’re cooking up something ambitious or tackling a mountain of dishes, for example — but it’ll work its magic in a wide variety of other situations, too. It's perfect for those who use a standing desk at work and it also comes in a bunch of pretty colors, so it'll match just about any design scheme or color palette.

    The anti-fatigue mat in the color Hydrangea

    9. A wireless LED light bar or two, because stumbling around in the dark is a young person's game. With this lil' guy, though, you don’t have to worry about banging your shins on anything in the middle of the night! Operable by remote control, it installs super easily and run on batteries — no hardwiring or plugs required.

    The bar light used under a shelf in a linen closet

    10. A set of six wire-shelf organizers that’ll make getting a handle on just about anything — your kitchen cabinets, your pantry, your closets, your bathroom vanities — a cinch. The older I get, the more I realize I just do not have the time or patience to dig through the depths of all my cabinets every time I need to yank out my stock pot — and if you, too, are in that boat, these organizers will solve all your problems.

    11. A Night Owl video doorbell, so you’ll always know who’s at your door — even if you’re not home yourself. Complete with two-way communication and a connected smartphone app, this handy system lets you keep an eye on things from near and far, giving you peace of mind no matter where you are.

    12. A Squatty Potty, because you deserve to poop in comfort — especially as you get older. True, it's not particularly pretty... but it sure is effective.

    The Squatty Potty

    13. A sleek office chair that’s so comfortable, you’ll never have a problem sitting in it all day, every day. Ergonomic and with extra seat padding, this pick has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a good office chair — smooth-rolling casters, a swivel feature, adjustable height, the works – and the clean lines and streamlined silhouette mean it’ll never go out of style, no matter how many times you change your work space's design scheme.

    The office chair in Configuration I in the color Black

    14. And an adjustable lap desk that’ll save your neck tons of wear and tear on those days you can't quite make it to your desk. Suitable for laptops up to 15.6 inches and most tablets, this pick features a cushioned bottom for comfort and a tray that can adjust to a whopping 20 different angles. Working from the couch is 100 % acceptable for grown-ass adults to do — and you deserve to do it in comfort.

    A model using the lap desk

    15. A highly-rated Cuisinart coffee maker, because life is too short to drink bad coffee. (I finally replaced my aging and unreliable $20 coffee maker a few years ago for something higher end, and it was life-changing.) This 14-cup option is programmable, so you can set it to go off at exactly the right time every morning — and it brews one heck of a good cup, according to reviewers.

    The coffee maker

    16. A really good gel memory foam mattress, because now is the time to start taking care of your back (it won't always be able to handle springs). This 10-inch mattress from Serta boasts three different layers of foam for a medium-firmness pick that’ll ease tossing and turning, as well as aches and pains — and it’s breathable, thanks to cooling technology, which, as most people who sleep hot can tell you (me, it’s me, I’m most people), is a boon when it comes to maintaining a comfortable snoozing temperature.

    The mattress

    17. And a set of excellent sheets to go with it, because why sleep on scratchy sheets if you don’t have to? This 800-thread-count sateen weave set will send you off to the land of Nod in cool, soft comfort — even if you have a deep mattress (they’re designed for it!).

    The sheets in the color White

    18. AND a trendily minimalist low-profile platform bed frame that’s also — key point! — easy to get in and out of. (I don’t know about you, but my rapidly-aging joints are definitely not what they used to be.) With a 100% steel frame — no particle board here! — this six-inch option fits a variety of aesthetics, and as a bonus, it doesn’t require a box spring.

    The bed frame

    19. A six-quart enameled cast iron Dutch oven from Lodge, because hey, guess what? Your heirloom cookware doesn’t have to break the bank. I have this exact Dutch oven, and not only is it the most-used item in my kitchen, but I anticipate it holding onto its champion title for years to come — well into my old age. It’s solidly built. It cooks beautifully. It looks stunning. And it is not hundreds and hundreds of dollars. What more could you ask for?

    Author's photo of the Dutch oven in the color Blue

    20. A set of matte-finish stoneware dishes that are as beautiful as they are practical. This sophisticated and understated 12-piece service for four includes dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls, all of which are also dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe. Gorgeous and easy to take care of? Yes, please!

    The dishes in the color Green

    21. A big ol' bottle of Wet and Forget shower cleaner, because anything that requires less physical labor is a godsend as you age. With this super useful cleaner, all you have to do is spray down your shower once a week, walk away, and rinse it off the next day. It’ll help keep everything fresh and mold- and mildew-free with almost no effort. Your shower will thank you. You will thank you. Everybody wins.

    A shower before and after using the cleaner

    22. A sleek motion-sensor trash can that will ruin you from all other trash cans. The lid opens itself with the wave of a hand, meaning you can open it up without making a huge mess, even if your hands are covered with flour, sauce, or what have you. Mundane? Perhaps. The best thing ever? Absolutely.

    The trash can in the color Silver

    23. A cool and classy sectional to replace your ancient futon, because your aching bones are going to need something more comfortable to rest on eventually. With a reversible chaise, this piece is both flexible and beautiful — and it's so comfy, you mind find yourself accidentally falling asleep on it from time to time, too, according to reviewers. Who doesn't love a good nap?

    The sectional in the color Light Gray Linen

    24. A pair of blue light-filtering glasses, so you can give your tired, aging peepers a break from the strain of our constantly plugged-in world. If you spend a lot of time in front of your computer, these super pretty specs from Drew Barrymore’s Flower Eyewear line will cut down on the amount of blue light you're exposed to, which in turn might help you sleep better and eliminate headaches caused by (ouch) stressed-out eyeballs.

    Drew Barrymore wearing the blue light glasses

    25. A ridiculously pretty lateral filing cabinet, because you’re going to need somewhere to stash your steadily growing collection of tax returns, housing-related documents, medical paperwork, and the like. Why not make it rustic-chic while you're at it? This two-drawer cabinet gives you plenty of space to organize all the bits of paper that are keeping you and your life together. Functionality doesn’t have to be boring!

    The filing cabinet

    26. A wall-mounted shower storage caddy or two that’ll keep your favorite lotions and potions within easy reach — meaning you won’t have to worry about slipping while reaching for them. It's got drainage holes in the bottom, too, because who has the time to worry about the nasty aftermath of pooling water?

    the storage caddy with bottles inside

    27. A two-pack of wrinkle-release spray from Bounce, because the older you get, the less you’re going to want to futz around with things like irons. Just spritz your clothes down with this stuff, give the hems a tug, and watch the wrinkles fall right out. Getting ready to take on the day has never been easier!

    28. A thermal blackout curtain panel or two that’ll actually, y’know, darken your room if you’ve been finding sleep to be somewhat more elusive the older you get. These classic panels have grommets at the top, so you won’t need to faff about with curtain rings; you can hang ‘em right on the rod. Easy peasy.

    The curtain panels in the color Gray

    29. A stunning yet practical storage basket, because Adult You will always appreciate Young'un You having thought ahead by providing plenty of ways to get your clutter out of the way. These gorgeous, natural fiber boat baskets can hold anything from blankets to toys — and they do it with panache, too. Heck yes.

    The storage basket

    30. A cute and sturdy storage bench so versatile, you’ll never stop finding uses for it, no matter how much time goes by. Seriously, storage benches are the unsung heroes of home furnishings: pop some baskets in the cubbies and you’ve got an easy spot to get odds and ends out of the way. If you want to get a bit more creative, you can use the cubes as display space for your favorite objets d'art, and you will never, ever regret having more seating in your home. Trust me.

    The storage bench in the color Rustic Gray

    31. And a Waterpik flosser, because you only get one set of teeth, so if you, uh, don’t want to run into problems later, you’d best start taking care of them now. This cordless option gets your flossing done quickly and easily, getting into the hardest-to-reach crevices in your mouth and blasting lingering gunk out with the power of water. And, unlike models that come with a tank, this one is portable, so you’ll never have an excuse not to floss.

    The Waterpik flosser in the color Black

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