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    Jan 12, 2020

    32 Practical Products For Anyone Whose Life Is — No Offense — Falling Apart

    Getting it together with one wise Amazon purchase at a time.

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    1. A password journal, because making *and* remembering unique passwords is an albatross we all must live with, and this will make it SO much easier.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this little book! What an awesome idea someone had when they came up with this! I have always had to write my passwords in some sort of notebook/journal since I have so many accounts and can never remember any of them, but this just made it SO much easier! It’s in alphabetical order which is super convenient and it’s discreet yet not boring enough to get shuffled away with other paperwork and notebooks." —Erika Gustafson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

    2. An Amazon Echo Dot to turn your pad from a house to a ~smart home~. It'll be your little life assistant by helping you with your schedule, telling you the weather, playing music, and *so* much more!

    A round white Echo Dot ringed with a blue light sits on a wooden table with the phrase "Alexa, play study music." in a speech bubble below it.
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    The Echo Dot can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, tell you about the weather...it's a little scary how much it's capable of!

    Promising review: "I have friends and family who have made fun of me for using the Echo Dot around my home. Well, I gave a few as gifts. 'Why would I ever need something like this' turned into love with it the first hour! The music, the information, and the whole Alexa experience made her a huge believer. The same thing happened with my sister and my niece. They loved it. Now we also 'drop in' to talk to one another. I'd say it was a huge hit and based on my personal experiences plus their enthusiastic acceptance, I have to give Alexa and the Echo Dot five stars." —Greg C.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in four colors).

    3. A Blueapple freshness extender that'll keep all of your produce fresh as can be until you're ready to actually use it. No more buying kale, so full of hope, only to let it wilt in the fridge in two days.

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    The Blueapple works by absorbing ethylene gas, which is what causes produce to ripen. Each Blueapple lasts for three months.

    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks — some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.89.

    4. A sleep eye mask with Bluetooth headphones so you can tear your eyes away from your laptop screen while also keeping yourself a little entertained as you drift asleep. Difficult to remember the last time I fell asleep without listening to a podcast.

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    Promising review: "The first thing I noticed was how soft it is. I have tried other sleep masks but they usually end up with some seam feeling scratchy on my nose. I love the size of this and how well it fits with the adjustable velcro straps. It blocks light very well, which is great for me as I cannot stand any light when I sleep. I also use a sound machine app and had no trouble pairing this to my phone and playing my sounds. It has really good quality audio and was still playing when I woke up in the morning after about six hours." —TSpencer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.59.

    5. A pack of Sugru, a moldable glue that sets overnight into silicone rubber. Perfect for anyone who seems to be surrounded by things that are just a *little* bit broken constantly.

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    Sugru is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold 4.4 lbs.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest product EVER — it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, it’s many colors made matching a breeze! I’ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers don’t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldn’t recommend more highly." —Fawn Force

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in seven colors).

    6. A Nalgene bottle so you can finally leave disposable bottles back in 2019 where they belong and stay hydrated always. You'll be weirdly emotionally attached to your Nalgene in no time.

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    Promising review: "You don't have to ask the quality of Nalgene bottles. They are simply durable, tough, and reliable. There's just something I like about the simple design of it and it's perfect. Unlike other fancy water bottles with flip-cap or whatever, Nalgene keeps their product simple yet usable. I personally love this cadet color and it was a steal when I got it. Keeps me hydrated all the time!" —Sena Narottama

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in six sizes and 77 colors).

    7. A bag of Death Wish Coffee for finally getting you the JOLT of caffeine you crave without having to down a whole pot, as you've been known to do.

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    Folks who normally rely on constant refills of normal roasts find themselves only having a cup or two of this with the same results. You've been warned. Death Wish coffee is fair-trade and organic.

    Promising review: "Ok folks, words of warning, ration out your coffee. If you drink a 24 ounce Starbucks, you need an 8 ounce of this as your FIRST cup. I'm serious here, heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage, or single-handedly raising the Titanic on your own, all in the first hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned." —ItsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    Learn more about Death Wish coffee in "This Super Caffeinated Coffee Is About To Make Your Sluggish Mornings So Much Better."

    8. A travel wallet so you can stay uncharacteristically organized while traveling. There's even a spot for a pen — always the most elusive when you need one to fill out customs forms.

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    Promising review: "This is my new go-to travel wallet! It has slots for everything you need. The color is great and it's not bulky. If it had more than three credit card slots I would use it as my everyday wallet because that's how much I love it. My pen kept falling out so I would suggest using a pen that has a clip in it. The inside flap came in handy for my plane boarding passes." —Tee

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 36 colors).

    9. Blue light-blocking glasses that'll help reduce the eye strain you feel after being on the computer for eight hours during the work day. Ending the day without that fatigue and fogginess? Miraculous.

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    Promising review: "These are exactly what I was looking for as I was getting horrible headaches from the computer screen. I wanted something that had a trendy look but also versatile as well. These glasses are lightweight and very sturdy. I have received so many compliments from my colleagues about these glasses as well. I will be buying a second pair to keep one at the office and one in my home office. I’m also on the hunt for a male version because my husband is jealous of my glasses." —Amy Carey

    Get them from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in four colors).

    10. A dog feeding tracker so you never have to think too hard about your most important chore — something you currently spend about five minutes considering every morning and night.

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    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!" —Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    11. A pair of bedsheet suspenders for anyone who is somehow ALWAYS entwined with their fitted sheets when they wake up. And there's the added bonus laugh after you dress up your mattress to cosplay as an old man.

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    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep pocketed sheets a few years ago which helped, but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before." —LindseyB

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A bite-deterring nail polish so you can finally kick that horrid habit to the curb. This is your year!

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I've been a terrible nail biter since I was a young child, and I tried everything to stop. I hated my hands and was so ashamed of how they looked, but I couldn't help it. I tried rubber bands, mindfulness meditation, and all sorts of other 'no bite' polishes that looked awful and washed off too quickly or didn't taste bad enough to be a deterrent. I committed to putting a layer of this on every other day. It's now been three months, and my nails look amazing. The urge to bite has lessened, but I don't think it will ever go away, so I plan to use this polish for years to come. The taste is so strong and immediately bitter, and it really lingers on your lips and tongue for a while. It's an amazing product, and I highly recommend it." —Lydia G Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    Learn more about it in "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails."

    13. A Kindle Paperwhite with twice the storage as previous models — and it's ummmm WATERPROOF! At least the last Kindle you ruined while trying to read in the bath is in a better place now...

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    Promising review: "Love this as an upgrade to my very old kindle. It’s nice that it lights up but still is paperwhite. It doesn’t hurt your eyes or over-stimulate so you ruin going to sleep. Light and much more user-friendly than my last one. Excited for the waterproof-ness so I can take to pool and beach and not be nervous!" —Jamie G

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    Check out BuzzFeed's ~deep dive~ on the new Kindle in "The New Kindle Paperwhite Is Waterproof, And I'm Bringing It On Vacation."

    14. A Two-Minute Mornings journal that'll prompt you to jot down a bit about your life every day. If it's difficult for you to even remember what you had for breakfast, maybe start keeping track of your own ~story~.

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    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim from a BuzzFeed recommendation. I love it! Highly recommend! It's fast but also gets me thinking and intentional about my day." —Bones Gals

    Get it from Amazon for $15.26.

    15. A set of packing cubes to keep your suitcase organized and expertly packed during this year's travels. The people love them, I personally love them, and you will too.

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    The set comes with four cubes of different sizes as well as a drawstring bag for shoes. Never attempt to shield your crisp white shirt from a dirty shoe by wedging clean socks between them again!

    Promising review: "Wow — why did it take me so long to buy something like this?! I recently packed for a work conference that was out of the country and decided to try these out to keep myself more organized. What a fantastic idea that was! By rolling everything, I was able to fit six pairs of pants into the large cube with room to spare, 12 shirts/sweaters in the second largest cube, and all my pajamas, socks, undershirts, bras, and underwear in the last two, all with extra room available if I needed it. My suitcase was impressively organized and clean if I do say so myself. I also threw four pairs of shoes into the drawstring bag that comes with everything, so that was a nice little addition as well. I highly recommend these cubes. They felt very durable, fit perfectly into my checked bag, and managed to store a lot more than I expected. I don't plan to ever travel without them again!" —cmr113

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in nine colors).

    16. A slim external battery so you're never up a creek without a charge — one of the worst feelings of the modern world that you experience often, admit it.

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    Promising reviews: "I bought this during the height of the Pokemon Go release craze, and it worked great for keeping my phone alive so I could try and find something other than Pidgeys. I don't play anymore but it still works as a good life extender while on long flights between my two work offices." —Kim Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four colors).

    17. A new accordion file folder to inspire you to finally start keeping track of your important documents. It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your passport and birth certificate are?

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    Promising review: "I am on the road all the time for work, and these have made my life so much easier! I have almost every color of these and use one for my personal (bills to pay, checks to cash, to-do lists, forms to sign, etc.), another for anything that pertains to a specific day, and one for each of my clients. I could easily see these being great for high school or college classes. These go from the floor of my car, to my bottomless purse, to the kitchen counter — they go everywhere and they have held up great! I absolutely love these!" —Jenna Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight solid colors and four floral patterns).

    Check out our full write-up of these pastel lifesavers for more info!

    18. A sock-pairing device, because sweetie, I have never in my life seen you wear a matching pair of socks. If it's a fashion statement, you do you, but if it's because you're constantly losing them in the wash? Get this.

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    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." —A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    19. A fabric defuzzer so you can basically give yourself a whole new wardrobe by salvaging sweaters, accessories, and *anything* that has fallen victim to pilling and shedding.

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    Promising review: "Far and away *the* best fabric shaver I’ve ever purchased! With adjustable height settings, large shaver head, and 'fuzz' collection bin, this powerful gadget makes everything look brand new again!" —M. Vines

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    Head to "This Magical Fabric Defuzzer Will Absolutely Change Your Life" for more incredible before-and-after pics!

    20. A PopSocket to help you achieve an important goal: not cracking your phone screen. All. Year. Long.

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    Promising review: "This is by far my new favorite phone accessory. I thought it would be bulky & difficult to get used to, but that’s not the case at all. I haven’t dropped my phone once since using & I love that it serves as a stand when watching videos. Arrived just as pictured." —MamaLlama

    Get it from Amazon for $15.69 (available in 20 patterns).

    21. A purse organizer with a stunning 11 pockets for getting that bag under control. A door guy at a concert was once checking my purse and actually said "Pfft, just trash." Please learn from my embarrassing errors.

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    The purse organizer also features handles to help you switch from bag to bag while maintaining ~order~.

    Promising review: "Extremely pleased with the number of pockets, sturdy construction, and built in water bottle pocket. It fits well into my large Long Champ le pliage tote with room to spare on the side for a 13" MacBook Pro. The water bottle pocket holds my insulated Kleen Kanteen snugly and the side pockets are more than enough to store a charging cable, earbuds, chapstick, keys, glasses cleaner, etc. It made such a big difference for my work bag, and now I don't have to rummage around endlessly to retrieve an item!" —Grace Ho

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    22. A cableyoyo to help you manage your headphone cords. Listen, you've been struggling with them literally since they were invented. It may be time to seek help.

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    A magnet in the middle of the Cableyoyo keeps everything neat and together without damaging the headphones. Leave detangling in the past!

    Promising review: "Excellent product! I bought it as a gift for my husband and he loves it. It keeps his headphones tidy and easy to use on the go. The magnet bit is also helpful to keep the earbuds in place. I bought the green color. They are lightweight and good quality. Very satisfied with this product!" —JeKa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in three colors).

    23. A tufted futon, because you may not have a spare bedroom, but your pals still deserve somewhere sweet to crash. Not to mention your couch could use an upgrade.

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    Promising review: "Very impressed with this couch especially for the money! We put it in our Airstream trailer, and it has taken the design to another level. So happy we pulled the trigger on this. I also like the mustard color — unique and funky. It is firm but still comfortable." —William Skiles

    Get it from Novogratz on Amazon for $256.99 (available in six styles and nine colors).

    24. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet, so you can use the weirdly large amount of energy you might have spent figuring out the dish status on more important things like "What's for dinner?"

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    Promising review: "My kid always used to ask, 'MOM ARE THESE CLEAN OR DIRTY DISHES?' Now, I don’t have to answer the same question over and over again. Thank you! It works great. I just stick it to the dishwasher and turn it so they know if the dishes are clean or dirty. I’ve had this for five or more years now. I love it." —Brighteyez

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    25. A mail-holder and key rack that will prevent you from losing track of your keys ever again *and* encourage you to open — or at least not outright misplace — your mail.

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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment, and this is absolutely perfect! I'm always losing my keys and letting the mail take up the whole table. Now I don't have the clutter, and I know exactly where my keys are!" — Chryssie Hoernig

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

    26. A set of nesting bowls and measuring spoons so you can finally live the organized kitchen drawer life you've always dreamt of. Bowls not clattering onto your head every time you open a cabinet? Incredible.

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    Promising review: "This bowl and measuring set is great for someone who wants to add some color to their kitchen but doesn't want to give up a lot of space. I have a small kitchen with limited cabinet space, so this set was the perfect solution to my issue. The bowls are very sturdy and work well and the measuring set is great. It is nice to have everything all in one place and not have to search for a bowl or a cup to measure when cooking. I take this out and I am ready to cook. The non-slip base on the bowls is a nice feature and keeps the bowl in place while mixing ingredients." —Trickster

    Get a nine-piece set from Amazon for $26.47.

    27. A hanger stacker for preventing your room from looking like a FULL mess. At least get these bbs out from under your feet. The rest can tbh wait.

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    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"—Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $18.31.

    28. A bottle of wrinkle releaser spray so you can get ready on time and look professional — I know, a novel concept.

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    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    29. A Baggu to help you reduce the amount of plastic bags you use. This guy folds into a little pouch so you can stick it in your car/purse/anywhere and *actually* remember to bring it shopping.

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    Need some inspo to cut down on your plastic bag use this year? Check out "15 Facts That Will Make You Never Use Plastic Bags Again!"

    Promising review: "This is my second Baggu purchase. I have previously purchased one other standard nylon Baggu as well as the baby Baggu, which I frequently use to carry my lunch or for small shopping errands. I love that the Baggu of any size is so lightweight and can be folded up neatly into a pouch to drop into a purse, trunk, wherever. I keep one in my handbag, office desk drawer and car, and have found it much easier to avoid unnecessary usage of plastic shopping bags. It also takes up a lot less space than my other reusable bags, which makes storing them convenient and easy. Finally, the best part is that the Baggu is washable, which means no worrying about getting it dirty over time. Overall, this has been a great product that I would recommend to anyone looking to reduce plastic bag usage with a much more reliable and convenient carry option." —MFarrington

    Get it from Amazon for $10.19 (available in 24 colors).

    30. A Tile Mate with a replaceable battery so you can track any of your belongings and find them if they're lost. Yes, even the most valuable thing of all: a pet!

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    Attach the Tile to any of your valuables, and track it through an app on your phone! You can even have the Tile make a noise to help you find items that are out of sight.

    Promising review (left photo): "I've been using Tiles for several years now, and this is the big product upgrade I've been waiting for — the replaceable battery. When you combine this with the extended range and louder ring tone, I've put them on everything valuable now! We've got them on all our car keys, backpacks/purses, wallets, suitcases, kids' backpacks, bikes, and now even our dogs, as you can see from the photo!" —Tech geek

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88.

    31. A NYX setting spray for anyone whose face is perfectly made up at the beginning of the day and...melting off by the end. Your hard work deserves to be preserved.

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    Promising review: "This spray is everything! Like, oh my gosh. I notice the difference if I forget to spray this on. I've walked through the humid city of New Orleans in the middle of July and my makeup stayed on from the time I got to work and was mostly still there by the time I got home, which was nine hours later. I can't rave enough about this, and I'm very picky when it comes to makeup." —missyj95

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    32. A stainless steel "soap" bar, because you BEEN smelling like garlic! Eradicate the smell from your hands without sacrificing it in your meals with this helpful hunk of metal.

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    Reviewers say this bar also helps with body odor! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Promising review: "This bar is for real. I know there is science behind it but it feels like magic. The onion smell disappears from your hands instantly. Every kitchen needs this. Have had it for years now and no rust or any sign of wear. Looks and works like it’s brand new." —kallisto

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    Look at you go — 100% together, no question.

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

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