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    29 Products That'll Seriously Save You So Much Time

    These products'll give you enough free time to finally get that mid-day nap you've been dreaming of.

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    1. A divided laundry hamper that'll keep you from spending extra time filtering through darks and lights.

    Wayfair

    And there's more! Each section is removable, so there's no need to transfer them into another bag on your way to the laundromat.

    Get it from Wayfair for $32.99 (available in two colors) or something similar on Amazon for $34.99.

    2. An herb stripper so you can easily separate each herb from its stem, cutting your prep-time in half.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "I saw this on the morning news when an expert gardener I really respect recommended it as a gift. I bought it as a gift, for me. It's amazing! I can easily remove herbs from their stems in no time at all. I wish I had known about this product a long time ago. It's a great deal for the price and now I am expanding my herb garden because of it." —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    3. A Swoop Bag — it's a lifesaver (and foot saver) for families who spend too much time and effort cleaning tiny toys off the floor.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "This is the second Swoop Bag we've purchased because it has saved my sanity when it comes to my kids and their thousands of Legos. It's big enough that they can spread the Legos out to play on the opened bag — it's not uncommon to have my three kids clustered around the bag sorting and building. The fact that it takes just a second to cinch the bag up with all the Legos inside saves endless complaints about cleaning up. It's also very sturdy and well made — we've had one of our bags for over two years and it looks just like new. We love our Swoop Bags!" —Elizabeth W.

    Get it from Amazon for $44.

    4. An effortless boho headband that'll basically encourage (beautifully) bad hair days (with no ZZZ time lost on actually doing your hair).

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $9.95 (available in two colors).

    5. A programmable slow cooker, because although "slow cooker" might not sound like a time saver, you can come home to a fully cooked meal with exactly zero minutes getting in the way of stuffing your face (hangry 6 p.m. you is sure to love this thing).

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "A few months ago, we decided to save money by cooking our own food. Thing is, neither my husband nor I love cooking all that much. All I want is to throw the ingredients into a slow cooker and forget about it. My old basic slow cooker didn’t let me do that. The Hamilton Beach, on the other hand, does. And it is so easy to use! I hate electronics (ask my husband) but I can operate this slow cooker with ease. Once it’s finished, it goes to a warm setting so your food doesn’t spoil. This means that if you set it on a Friday night and want to sleep in Saturday morning, you can. You really don’t have to worry about getting up just to turn off the slow cooker. All in all, this really is the perfect 'set it and forget it' crockpot." —Inna Tysoe

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99.

    6. And a pack of slow cooker liners that are gonna make cleaning as fast and easy as eating was.

    amazon.com

    Each box comes with six slow cooker liners suitable for round or oval slow cookers.

    Promising Review: "I wish I had known about these sooner! They save so much time and water! Maybe California wouldn’t be in such a drought if my husband had been using these in the slow cooker every time he made ribs." —Amazon Customer

    For more info on these brilliant bags, read this BuzzFeed review.

    Get them from Amazon for $2.50.

    7. A meal subscription plan for anyone who plans on eating healthy but doesn't plan on spending time grocery shopping or coming up with dinner ideas... ever.

    hellofresh.com

    HelloFresh gives you the ingredients for any desired amount of meals. You select the meal-plan you would like to follow and they (literally) deliver! You'll save time and energy eliminating the need to go grocery shopping, and even the pressure of coming up with recipes to make. It's all done for you!

    Get it from HelloFresh for around $4.99 a serving.

    8. A self-cleaning litter box that may convince you to let your S.O. get that cat after all, because now you won't have to put any time toward scooping the poop of a tiny mammal.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "This is my first automatic litter box and I don't know how I lived without it before! My kitten took to this box immediately. It is very quiet and my kitten does not seem disturbed by it at all." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95.

    9. A calming light sleep aid for easing you into a sound sleep faster than counting sheep. It guides you through deep-breathing exercises with its gentle pulsing light.

    amazon.com

    This gentle light helps control your breathing so you can comfortably sleep and it automatically turns off after twenty minutes. Runs on three AAA batteries-not included.

    Promising Review: "I've had lifelong insomnia that I've managed mostly with meds. I've tried meditation for years and usually have an opposite response. I can feel myself getting stressed as I'm 'emptying' my mind. This product let's me avoid that. It's blessedly silent, It's not too bright, and If you get distracted it's no big deal — just pick up on the next cycle. It's also super portable and wouldn't disturb a bed partner. Watching the blue light ebb and flow is genuinely relaxing. I love that I don't have to turn it off so that when I feel sleepy I can just close my eyes and go to sleep. I no longer have to envision any fluffy clouds. This is a very useful part of any insomniac's arsenal." —hm

    Get it from Amazon for $59.

    10. A portable cell charger that'll let you charge your phone wherever you are, so you don't kill adventure time by sitting at home waiting on your battery.

    awin1.com

    Get it from FireBox for $40.79 (available in two colors).

    11. An adorable apology box cute enough it can make up for the dumb thing you did in no time!

    etsy.com

    This sorry box includes a potted succulent, confetti, and personalized card. You can also choose to add a Starbucks, Amazon, or Visa gift card for an additional processing fee.

    Get it from Confetti Gift Company on Etsy for $22+ (available alone or with gift cards).

    12. A pack of three machine-washable microfiber makeup cloths for anyone who wants to easily wash off massive amounts of makeup without spending half an hour cruising through a pack of cotton balls.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "I have the most sensitive skin in the world. If I even LOOK at the wrong cleanser or makeup, I break out. But I was getting tired of constantly wiping with disposable wipes, so thought I would give these a chance. I'm glad I did. They are deep cleansing, even enough for eye makeup, and I can use each one three or four times before I toss them in the wash. They come out of the dryer feeling exactly the same as when they were new. Now I can get the makeup off without using disposable products! Yay!" —Christine McMullen

    Get them from Amazon for $2.97.

    13. A pair of herb scissors — they may make you the most efficient prep-cook this side of Seamless.

    walmart.com

    Get them from Walmart for $6.99.

    14. A beard bib. It looks ridiculous, which makes sense, because it'll be ridiculous how much time this thing saves you on your post-shave cleanup.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "Overall a great and well-made product. I'm pleased with how easy it is to set up, use, and clean up. If trimming your beard is in any way a part of your routine, this is a product worth having." —Lilian Baby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.51 (available in two colors).

    15. A personalized luggage cover so you (and everyone else) can immediately find your luggage in the sea of black bags at the baggage carousel.

    awin1.com

    Get it from FireBox for $27.19+ (available in three sizes).

    16. A toaster oven for heating up your tasty leftovers in the time it takes you to say, "heat up my tasty leftovers!"

    walmart.com

    This toaster oven features a (get this) toaster! Also included are a crumb tray and oven rack for perfectly clean eating, with heat adjusters for both the oven and toaster settings.

    Promising Review: "I love the color and the retro look of this toaster oven for my vintage kitchen. I have used all the features and it works perfectly. It toasts evenly and fast. The oven is also very fast to heat up and monitors the temperature as set. This is a wonderful find at a great price." —Pjammy

    Get it from Walmart for $37.88.

    17. A striking jewelry tray for the person who is always late because they can't find their keys. No one could forget throwing their keys in the bottom of this.

    urbanoutfitters.com

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    18. A gentle moisturizing cleanser that'll perfectly prep your skin without devoting an hour to an entire skincare routine.

    livecrude.com

    Crude cleansing oil moisturizes the skin while cleaning it using natural oils. This allows you to remove makeup and grime from the day without stripping your skin of its natural, healthy oils. That way you don't have to throw on a thick moisturizer every time you want to wash your face.

    Get it from Crude for $20+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A cherry pit remover who can save you some serious cherry-pitting time with a smile on his chompy face.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "My mom has a cherry tree and has been pitting by hand for ages. Once she got this, she said it saves a ton of time and effort (especially since my 4-year-old niece was able to do most of the work)! LOL" —Midwest Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    20. A crazy cute planter that'll keep your herbs healthy and hearty without you donating a minute to their little lives.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "These are so blasted easy to use! It basically comes with everything you need and is ready to grow right out of the box! It comes with the base; which holds the water, a three pack of ready-mixed seeds and starter, the LED light and extensions, cords, and cups. It takes less than five minutes to put together from start to finish. It's easy and clean. I now have three of these and really appreciate the ease and convenience of use. Pays for itself, I actually use this instead of buying high-priced herbs." —AnAmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95 (available in three colors).

    21. A simple smoothie plan, just add milk and you're gonna have a delicious pre-made smoothie in seconds (instead of waking up a half hour early to chop up the rando produce you find in the house).

    daily-harvest.com

    The perfect meal plan for people who constantly skip breakfast, Daily Harvest's smoothie plan allows you to have a nutritious and (most importantly) quick breakfast. You can select whatever flavors you want without having to come up with recipes on your own. Made for on-the-go, each container comes prepped with every ingredient you need, just add your liquid, blend, and go!

    Get it from Daily Harvest for $6.99+ a cup (available in multiple plans).

    22. A veggie prep tool for people who love broccoli and cauliflower but don't love how long it takes to prep them.

    amazon.com

    Promising Review: "You think you don't need a special tool to prep cauliflower, but then you get this and it's THE BEST. It has cut my prep-time in half and has improved the prep experience immeasurably." —Abbey Simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    23. A hair serum with quinoa protein that'll help your hair stay long and healthy while cutting your blow-dry time down significantly.

    aveda.com

    Get it from Aveda for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    24. A pair of beautiful Velcro Vans to give the person who never stopped loving the kindergarten efficiency of velcro shoes.

    bandier.com

    Get them from Bandier for $65 (available in sizes 6.5–9).

    If you're on more of a budget, you can find a similar pair on Amazon for $10.90+ (available in five colors and sizes 6 1/2–11).

    25. A voice activated Bluetooth smart light to save times arguing over who's gonna get out of bed and kill the lights (and Siri-activation lets you turn off the lights whenever and wherever you please).

    amazon.com

    This smart bulb is Siri-compatible, with the ability to change colors and temperatures on demand.

    Promising Review: "This bulb works great. It's very easy to set up — only took a few minutes. What's particularly nice about this system is that I can turn it on/off (even remotely). I can also adjust the color and brightness, and it can all be done with Siri. I'm not a big fan of Siri in general, but with this bulb, Siri actually does a perfect job." —John

    Get them from Amazon for $44.99.

    26. An Amazon Dash button you can get for purchasing and shipping toilet paper, laundry detergent, and toothpaste at the (literal) click of a button.

    amazon.com

    My husband got us toilet paper and Red Bull Dash buttons as stocking stuffers last year. I've never been without Angel Soft or caffeine since. Before we got these, we were constantly forgetting grocery items. The effortlessness of shopping with these buttons becomes addicting. We now have Dash buttons for cat food, paper towels, and toothpaste. It's the perfect way to quickly shop for practical items.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in dozens of buttons).

    27. And a cow kitchen timer that'll be a fun and effective way to tell your people to get a moove on.

    worldmarket.com

    Get it from World Market for $9.99.

    Because for us impatient people, what's more important than efficiently using our time?

    NBC

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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