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    32 Time-Saving Products For People Who Are...Wait For It...Impatient

    If you don't have time for anything, take the time to view these products. The visual grocery list is revolutionary.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Revlon hot air brush designed with open-ended vents for optimum air flow, taking your wet, tangled, frizzy hair and turning it into a shiny, salon-style blowout in mere minutes.,

    Getting out the blow-dryer and flat iron are a hassle of the past! Plus, this single-tool solution means less heat damage to your hair!

    Promising review: "Amazing product. I wish I found this 20 years ago!! I have naturally curly hair and enjoy a nice blowout without having that pin straight 'burnt' flat iron look. This product helped me achieve the blowout look in about five minutes (yes five!). When it comes to hair, I’m a super novice and this is by far the easiest most effective (inexpensive) blowout. I would give this more than 5 stars if I could. Where has it been all my life?!?!" β€”Sara Kovach

    Get it from Amazon for $41.86+ (available in four colors).

    2. Stackable shoe containers that'll keep your kicks neat and tidy. Most importantly, they'll make it easy to spot the right pair of shoes in an instant. Trying to find your kids' second sneaker takes all morning long. These'll help.

    Several pairs of shoes, each inside the stackable boxes. The shoes can be see through the clear plastic drawers.
    Total Folks

    This nifty small biz is based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. You can find loads of helpful home goods like furniture covers, storage solutions, bed skirts, and more!

    Get a three-pack from Total Folks on Etsy for $34.99 (available in two colors).

    3. A Cuisinart food processor – it's gonna ~cut~ your prep-time in half...and then in half again! Forget the days of carefully chopping onions until tears spring from your eyes...throw that edible bulb in the processor! You may still end up crying, but with joy over how soon dinner will be ready.

    You can customize your cuts with the reversible "shredding" and "slicing" options. This comes with an additional tube so you can add ingredients while it's on. Plus, all the removable parts are dishwasher-safe! BuzzFeed writer Rachel Dunkle goes into detail about how this nifty tool will save you time and money in the kitchen!

    Promising review: "This is a great food processor and I love all the different blade attachments. It works great for doughs, salsa, chopping veggies, and pretty much anything else. This has saved me so much time!" β€”Christy

    Get it from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A genius T-shirt roll holder that'll keep all your shirts neat and easily accessible. If folding is your kryptonite and wasting time digging through your shirt drawer is your biggest pet peeve, this nifty hanger is about to save you from yourself.

    My closet door closed with several shirts hanging from a hook at the top of the door. The shirts are attached by rolling them up and putting them through stretchy loops.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    This woman-owned and woman-operated business was started by Kelso, Washington's resident crafter, Traci. Traci has been crafting for over 40 years and created her storage design to help organize vinyl, soon realizing that it was the perfect organization solution for much more. Her shop has versions for bottles, wrapping paper, pens, and more. Don't miss checking out this small business!

    Before getting this I was driving myself up the wall with my bad folding habits. I basically shoved all my shirts into the storage drawers under my bed, because I have a teeny tiny closet (the picture above gives you a solid idea of how small it is). This has given me a massive amount of clothing storage I didn't have before. The quality is stellar and Traci is 10/10 the most thoughtful person I've purchased an Etsy product from!

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $15.99.

    5. A window fly trap sure to get rid of pesky house flies in an efficient and sanitary way. Or you could still run around the house with a fly swatter and paper towel. Good cardio.,

    Promising review: "Gross yet effective. We live in the country with animals so we have lots of flies. I did not want to hang a fly trap but caved when I saw this. I feel it’s not as noticeable as others and is easy to hide and works very well. Easy to hang and does not leave a sticky residue when removed." β€”Tina

    Get a pack of 12 pieces from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A visual grocery list pad with rows organized by category (i.e. what aisle they should be in). This is a fool-proof system if your grocery skills are not quite up to par. Just circle what you need and you can find it at a glance!

    The colorful pad with food icons arranged in categories from fruits to pet care to deli to snacks

    There is empty space on the sides for any notes, brand favorites, etc. if you're sending someone else out to do the shopping.

    Promising review: "It really helped when we were out of a grocery item to just circle it on the list for the family, so when I ordered groceries I knew what we needed. It didn't stop the family from putting empty cartons in the refrigerator, but at least they let me know that we were out. LOL." β€”Live Laugh Love

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A SlideAway storage bag β€” the attached mat is big enough for playing with juuust about every tiny toy your kids own, which means there won't be any cleanup at all! If your patience is most tested by a messy bedroom, this basket is the hack for you!,

    Promising review: "Yeah, I know it's not cheap but it's definitely worth it! It doesn't take up much space and makes clean up a BREEZE! The mat is big enough for the kids to keep their toys on it and still have room to play." β€”T. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

    8. And a pack of dresser labels β€” the fastest (and loveliest!) way to make sure your kids keep their clothes organized after you've spent the day washing them.

    Dresser with written stickers on each drawer that say "sweatshirts" "tops" "outerwear" and more
    Made by Moores

    This woman-owned business was started by organization enthusiast Rachel, who fills her shop with labels for every sort of situation. Made by Moores is based in Westminster, Colorado.

    To make your customized labels, write how many stickers you would like (one sticker equals one word), then write each word (i.e. "tank tops" for one and "shorts" for another), after that you can specify if you would like them in all caps, lowercase, or with standard capitalization.

    Get them from Made by Moores on Etsy for $2.50+ (available in 15 sizes and 22 fonts).

    9. A powder polish that'll practically melt away the baked-on grit and grime you thought was just a part of your pots at this point. This stuff works in an instant and needs no muscle!,

    Promising review: "I got some gunk on the outside of a stainless steel pan which I was very fond of and could NOT get the crap off. It ended up in the dishwasher and the gunk turned into something like thick, permanent enamel. I did a Google search and found this was highly recommended. I used it, and it worked! I made a paste, painted it on half the pan, left it, came back, scrubbed with a no-scratch scrubber, and it came off. It’s gone. I’m definitely going to keep this stuff around." β€”Arlington Anne

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A flameless plasma arc lighter with an extended handle that's sure to make lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces far easier. This really is the perfect ~match~ for anyone who always needs a quick light.

    A person lighting several tall candles with the plasma arch

    Promising review: "I love this lighter and will buy it as a gift for MANY MANY people. What a fabulous gift this makes with a small candle and a special message! I keep two of them at home in different parts of the house. Just using it is FUN! The packaging is classy/classic and amazing. The shipping was prompt and the lighters arrived in perfect condition for my use. You will NOT be disappointed." β€”Sbarabara

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    11. A handy Souper Cubes freezer tray that'll make it ~souper~ easy to freeze notoriously hard-to-freeze things like soups and sauces. With this you'll be able to heat up a perfect portion without waiting on an entire pot to boil. Hangry you appreciates it.


    This is BPA-free and dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE. My freezer is so much more organized now. Gone are the days of having to defrost an entire bag of chicken broth for one cup for a recipe. I now have perfectly portioned half-cup and one-cup blocks ready to go. They fit easily in freezer bags, take up less space, and make me incredibly happy. There was a lot of attention to detail put into the design and I particularly appreciate the wire inside the rim that holds everything steady β€” no more worrying about spilling all the liquid on the way to the freezer. Just a fantastic product all around. I purchased this and a cheaper version from another manufacturer at the same time, but returned the other product. This one is definitely worth the added cost." β€”Kate

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    12. A Winc subscription, a service that sends you four or more bottles of wine each month. Now there's no need to ~wine~ about whose turn it is to go to the liquor store β€” it's already gonna be right at your door!

    Box at doorstep with four bottles of wine beside it

    Read BuzzFeed writer Rebecca O'connell's review about why this is a great subscription service you deserve in your life.

    Get it from Winc for $13+/bottle.

    13. A pet hair broom with rubber bristles that'll actually be able to pull the years of hidden fur your vacuum never grabs (no matter how many times you plug in that clunker and run it over the carpet). Who would have thought a carpet broom would be the fastest way to de-shed your stuff?,

    Promising review: "I bought this broom based on the tons of great reviews and I am not disappointed. I love this broom! It is lightweight but sturdy. I have used it on tile floors and carpet and it does a great job of getting the pet hair, lint, and dirt. I like this so much better than our traditional push broom. It is very easy to clean after use just using my hand, unlike our old broom. It also has a telescoping handle so that you can adjust it to whatever height you need. There is also a squeegee for doing the house windows and the car windows. I highly recommend it." β€”Joyce V

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    14. A sectioned laundry bin so you can divide up clothes as soon as you take 'em out of the dryer, cutting down on the time it takes to sort them.

    the four laundry bags hanging next to each other

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this laundry sorter. I got a fabric pen and stenciled on the side 'Darks, Whites, Colors, Delicates' and when when it fills up wheel to the wash and throw it in! Perfect size so it's not too small where you're washing all the time but not so much that it's an overwhelming load. I love this!" β€”Bailey

    Get it from Amazon for $39.89 (available in two colors).

    15. An herb stripper – it's gonna easily separate each herb from its stem, cutting your prep-time in half.

    Metal tool with several different holes, all labeled with the herbs that can be stripped with each size. Four images show the different ways to pull leaves and chop them with the single tool.

    Promising Review: "I love this little tool! It makes removing the leaves off herbs (especially thyme) soooo much easier, saving me time! It is solid, will last, and it's easy to clean." β€”Elaine Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    16. A meal subscription for anyone who plans on cutting down on take-out but doesn't plan on spending time grocery shopping or coming up with dinner ideas...ever.

    Box with uncooked food on a table

    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/serving.

    17. An unnecessarily lovely bottle of Jot coffee concentrate sure to be a fun addition to any coffee fan's growing bean and brew collection. There's no waiting for a pot to boil, a machine to brew, or a second of steeping time. Just pour a spoonful into a cup with water or milk and you are G2G!


    I am rather certain that there is more Jot than blood in me by this point. After discovering how delicious this stuff is I totally dropped my expensive cafe habits and have stuck to this for my daily cup of coffee. It has a rich taste, is wildly easy to make (just pour a tablespoon into 8 ounces of your favorite base), and the SEXY bottle even makes the inside of my fridge look nice.

    Get it from Jot for $24.

    18. A Morbid podcast tee us weirdos can wear to let everyone know *exactly* what our vibe is. No wasting time with small talk, go ahead and bring up your taxidermy classes and the fact that you fall asleep to true crime right of the bat.

    T-shirt with a vintage bat illustration on it that says "Morbid"

    This woman-owned podcast merch shop was started by the hosts of Morbid: A True Crime Podcast, Ash and Alaina. The podcast was recommended to me by coworkers who know me for my creepy desk decor and unearthly interest in cemeteries, and I quickly binged the entire show in a SCARY amount of time. Both hosts bring thoughtful, well-researched stories to light with a love for their equally quirky/creepy audience that's infectious. I highly recommend supporting their work by grabbing a spoopy shirt!

    Get it from Morbid for $25 (available in sizes S–3XL).

    19. 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.,

    Promising Review: "This litter box pays for itself over time with the little bits of time that you save from scooping the box. It seems that the litter stays fresh longer than with other clay litter. I've owned this product for 11 months now, it has done well and requires little maintenance. I have two cats who share the box. I have to replace the tray with another every two weeks (on average). The cleanup is easy and it seems to trap odors in longer. " β€”theweathermanpro

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95 (available in three styles).

    20. A teeth-whitening pen that's gonna be a whole lot easier than those dang white strips. Each pen lasts ~20 uses and claims to lighten your teeth four to eight shades (with reviewer images to prove it!).

    Reviewer before and after showing the pen noticeably whitened their yellow teeth

    Promising review: "This is the best product with very quick results. I am super surprised that an affordable item works this well. I used this for three days and it has made a difference. I usually am sensitive to teeth whitening but this one did not bother me at all. This is definitely worth 6 stars!!" β€”angela

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99.

    21. A set of wad-free pads for keeping your bedsheets from tangling in the wash. No one has time to dry their sheets twice. Get this and keep those laundry clods from wasting precious drying time!

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. And 5% of profits are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" β€”katy

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    22. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara that's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day β€” unlike the faux lashes you've wasted your days trying to figure out how to apply. Give your eyelids a break and get this instead!,

    Promising review: "I did not have high expectations for this. I mean really, a good mascara for less than $5? Psht. I was wrong. I LOVE this mascara. I do two coats and go, wear it literally from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. five to six days a week. Some random times I will get a flake under my eye but I just brush it away and go. I have naturally curled eyelashes (sorry not sorry) and this adds the length that I like without costing $25 like my other favorite." β€”Andrea Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. A pair of blind-spot mirrors you'll be particularly happy to have when you're forced to parallel park in front of a Porsche. And your friend'll be glad they don't have to get out of the car and direct you...again.

    The blind spot mirror attached to a rearview mirror showing more closely, how much room is next to the car door

    Promising review: "I bought these for my mom's car and mine a while ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." β€”Mariam Abass

    Get them Amazon for $7.97 (available in four shapes).

    24. A robotic vacuum – it's gonna constantly work to keep dust and dirt off the floor, including frustrating places like under the table and beneath furniture. Take something off your weekly chore list...let the robot do it!


    This moves easily between hard floors and low-pile carpets/rugs. It's here for you, ready to pick up all the dust, dirt, and hair you've been shedding while *you* go live your life.

    Promising review: "I set it up to go around my house once a day while I'm at work and I have never been disappointed. The amount of cat hair and dirt/dust that it picks up everyday is disgusting. I LOVE IT. I couldn't believe that EVERY DAY there is that much dirt on my floor that I would have waited until the weekend to sweep or vacuum up. There is no longer the feeling of little bits of dirt on your feet while walking through the house barefoot. I highly recommend this vacuum for the price and for what we bought it for β€” to sweep/vacuum our hardwood floors and minimal carpets." β€”Allison Darrow

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in two colors).

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

    Person pulling suitcase with a personalized image of their scowling face on it

    To personalize, add an image to the product page and select whether you would like it on the front or back, what color you prefer, and then adjust the image based on the grid provided.

    Get it from Firebox for $29.99+ (available in six styles).

    26. A pair of eyeliner stamps to quickly give you wing tips so impeccable, you're sure to get any makeup artist's ~stamp~ of approval.

    These are waterproof and smudge-resistant stamps (one for each eye) with an eyeliner pen on the opposite end for any sharp lines or touchups. Be sure to read my BuzzFeed coworker's post about why hundreds of people swear by this stamp.

    Promising review: "I had to do makeup for a recital for myself and my two daughters. Winged eyeliner has never been my strong suit, but these were a game changer! You get beautiful wings in just seconds and it stays on better than any other eyeliner I've ever tried. I've told everyone that compliments my makeup about this miracle product!!!" β€”Schlaski

    Get them from Amazon for $11.97.

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

    Two hands holding bottles of the oil

    This woman-owned small business is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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).

    28. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets designed to clean your machine while it runs naturally, makin' it sparkle and shine without you spending time scrubbing!

    Promising review: "Convenient, easy, quick way to keep the dishwasher fresh and working at peak." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    29. A garlic rocker I can personally confirm, will rock your world. This tool is so much easier to use/clean than a traditional garlic press. It's fast and efficient, so you can cook with even more garlic! Your breath is about to be impressively pungent.

    Rolling grated rocker crushing garlic

    I cook with a shocking amount of garlic and I always hated dealing with my old garlic press. This one-piece solution is SO much better than the old school tool! You simply place your peeled garlic under and rock at an angle, it minces just the same. This also comes with a (TBH very cute) scraper *and* a silicone sleeve that'll help you peel your cloves in an instant.

    Promising review: "I like garlic very much, so I use this garlic press every day. It works very well, is easy to use, and easy to clean. Compared with the garlic press I used before, this is more labor-saving and comfortable." β€”Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    30. A bottle of dry shampoo for days when you're already late but you'd still prefer *not* looking like a character straight out of Grease.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried too many dry shampoos to count and this is the only one that has worked in my hair. All of the others made my hair feel stringy (sprays) or chalky (powders). I only need to use a few small shakes on my hand which I then tousle into my hair/scalp. It feels super light, blends in easily after brushing, and I can go days without shampooing now. I can even wear my long hair down on day four without it looking like a greasy, flat mop like it used to. With a toddler at home and baby on the way it’s been an absolute lifesaver!" β€”Elise C.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    31. A password book so you can keep track of all your user names and passwords. You can remember the one place you hide a password book, but it's gonna take you an hour to remember how you answered those cryptic security questions.

    Password logbook

    "What was the name of your childhood crush?" IDK...Barney the Dinosaur??

    Promising review: "While I understand that if this falls into the wrong hands I'm SOL, I do love this for me. I try to keep a variety of passwords, so I'm constantly forgetting them. I have them saved for my phone and computer but periodically, they are lost or wiped for one reason or another and this has been a lifesaver! Right now, I just keep it in a drawer in my office or bedroom but I will probably upgrade to a safe in the near future." β€”Layla West

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    32. And a bag cinch, because my fellow impatient folks know, spending the time untwisting and re-twisting those bread ties is simply not gonna happen. Keep your bread fresh with a clip-on solution.

    the big cinch being used to close a bag of bread

    Promising review: "These have to be among the most useful gadgets in my kitchen and we use them constantly for open loaves of bread, crackers, rice, and many other types of packaging where you need a secure hold. I no longer save twist ties, those funny square plastic thingies that come with so much packaging. I have ordered additional ones since the kitchen is not the only place I have found them useful." β€”Connie of GA

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.99.

    Don't listen to Hannibal Lecter, patience is the worst!

    Orion Pictures

    Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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