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    29 Products I Think You'll Be Better For Owning

    Be yourself, but maybe just a teeny-tiny bit better.

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    1. A Two-Minute Mornings journal for anyone who has trouble sticking with journaling. A little daily prompt will help you along, and you'll be happy to have this artifact of your life for the rest of forever.

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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 $13.46.

    2. A suede and nubuck cleaning brush for restoring your worn suede to looking like new. Abandon your previously reasonable fear of buying suede and enjoy your walks on the soft side.

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    Promising review: "This little brush works incredibly well! I was skeptical at first, because the shoes I need to fix were very damaged — as you can see in the photos, they are nude suede and have a lot of watermarks and dirt. I didn't think these shoes were salvageable, but this brush changed my mind. It's not perfect and you can still see where the watermark like is if you really really try, but overall, the shoes look 95% better and only took me about 10 minutes to fix." —Alexa

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    3. A honeycomb organizer for keeping your undies nice and cozy in their drawer. They have to press up against your butt all day, they deserve a clean space to relax.

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    The organizer can be trimmed to fit in your drawers!

    Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but... it's totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, easy to find... Wow. I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well-made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." —Brigette

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    4. A sleek metal bed frame, because keeping your mattress on the floor was fun and quirky for a while, but a low-cost frame like this will be a true step-up towards adulthood.

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    Promising review: "We had an older wooden bed frame, and not only did the frame take up room, but if your toe met one of the bed frame legs you'd start cursing and hopping around. I've been looking for a minimal design frame that would fit under-bed storage boxes and not take up excess room since we have a smaller bedroom. The Zinus has good reviews, but I was a skeptic because it was less than $80. Set up took about 15 minutes and Zinus provides this really cool tool so most people should be able to set up the bed frame with no issues. After using this frame for several months, I've had no problems." —Metallicamuse- K. Casas

    Get it from Amazon for $73.32+ (available in sizes twin–king).

    5. A TubShroom or SinkShroom to prevent hair from getting down your drains and causing major backups. No more betting you can wash your face before your sink overflows!

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it." —Lawyer for Justice

    Get them from Amazon: the TubShroom for $12.99 (available in six colors) and the SinkShroom for $11.99 (available in three colors). Have a pop-up or flush drain? Try OXO's hair catcher instead for $9.99 on Amazon.

    For more on the TubShroom check out "This Mushroom-Shaped Hair Catcher Is So Gross, But Really Satisfying."

    6. A pet hair vacuum so you can reclaim all of the surfaces of your apartment that the pets have taken for themselves.

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    The hand vac has a 16-foot power cord and comes with two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Promising review: "Holy crap! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! A picture is worth a thousand words — check mine out! The 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair! The 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD!" —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    7. A subscription to Book of the Month to get yourself back in the habit of reading. Treat your brain to a little fun by putting down your screen now and again and enjoying a new bestseller.

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    I adore my Book of the Month subscription! It keeps me sharp, researching the new titles and looking forward to a new read.

    What you get: Your choice of one of five titles a month with an option to skip a month and save your credit whenever you please.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    8. A basic sewing kit so you can mend slightly worn or torn clothes on your own. We're done sending pants to mom just to have the button re-sewn.

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    The set comes with a pair of scissors, a measuring tape, 12 spools of thread, 16 needles in a needle holder, three white buttons, two needle-threaders, two straight pins, a safety pin, a seam ripper, and a thimble.

    Promising review: "This set is complete and perfect for those of use who just need to mend now and then. Portable and easy to manage." —TruthBeTold

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    9. Reusable Keurig cups to save on the cost of store-bought K-cups, create your own ~blends~, and keep yourself from making more plastic waste. Win, win, win.

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    Just put ground coffee into the cup and run it through the Keurig like normal! The cups are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Easy to use and brews a delicious cup of your own choice of coffee. We like a half-caffeine cup and do not like the only half-caff option widely available. With these cups we can brew to our taste. Easy to clean up as well." —M Hayden

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.45.

    10. A silicone earbud holder, because you absolutely cannot keep walking around with your headphones in a Rat King–esque knot. I'm putting my foot down!

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    Promising review: "My headphones fit perfectly AND I have the ones with the mic. Very simple to use, and it fits in my purse and pocket!" —Patutii

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available two sizes and four colors).

    11. A houseplant insect trap to protect your precious greenery from having gnats breed inside of them (*barf*). Anything that makes you a better plant mom makes you a better human, full stop.

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    The traps do not contain pesticides.

    Promising review: "I’ve had these all around my house plants for over five months now and they just keep catching gnats! I put water on them and get them stuck on leaves and surfaces sometimes, but it’s easy to put them back in place and they remain sticky. They are a bit unsightly to have on my plants, but I’m happy that they keep my gnat problem under control. The gnats fly in through my window screen and use to linger in my house for days! But now they get trapped on the sticky traps relatively quickly and don’t breed in my plants anymore! I will definitely buy more once these traps get less sticky or when they start looking gross." —david

    Get seven traps from Amazon for $5.14.

    12. A Stasher bag — a reusable silicone sandwich and snack bag that will help you transport your food safely and reduce your plastic waste. "Yum" to both!

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    Stasher bags have so many uses! They are obviously great for storing and transporting food, but they can also be used to sous vide, marinate, and microwave. Also, they're dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "What's not to love about Stasher bags? They are so versatile, colorful, and easy to care for. Bonus: you are keeping plastic out of landfills! I use these for meal-prep and kids' lunchboxes. Easy to open and, again, so easy to clean. Stop browsing for environmental alternatives, and order these today!" —Drea_reviews

    Get a sandwich-sized bag from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in five sizes and 9 colors).

    13. A makeup remover towel that takes off your stubborn full-face with only water and mere swipes. You are taking off your makeup every night...right?

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple of swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

    14. Or some reusable rounds so you can stop filling your bathroom trashcan to the brim with reusable cotton ones. Makeup removal, toning, and the million other tasks you use cotton rounds for just got more sustainable.

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    The pads are machine washable and come with a washable laundry bag so they don't get lost.

    Promising review: "These are really nice, and are a must if you are eco-conscious! I use a cleansing balm to remove my makeup and it requires a cloth to fully remove the balm/makeup from your skin. These pads work wonderfully for the job. They’re much better than using disposable cotton rounds, since they don’t fall apart, and they’re softer than a traditional washcloth. This bamboo fabric is super soft and durable. It feels good on the skin and gently but thoroughly wipes away your makeup and cleansers. I absolutely LOVE that it comes with a garment bag so that you don’t lose them in the washing machine. I choose to wash these in the cold delicate cycle. I totally recommend these! I think they’re a great value!" —Phillip A. Rzewski

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A magnetic kitchen organizer to help declutter your countertops. You may not be able to afford a pad with an HGTV dream kitchen, but this will help you make the most of the space you do have.

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    Promising review: "Awesome. My wife and I have finally stopped fighting about where to leave the paper towel roll. Very strong magnet." —Bruce Cota

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    16. A leather cleaner for maintaining your *Donna Meagle voice* fine leather goods. From purses to couches to car interiors, this spray will help to keep you from having to replace a historically difficult-to-clean surface.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical to buy a leather cleaner that I have not seen actually work. I tried it on my brand new Kate Spade white leather purse I got for Christmas. I actually got a blue denim stain on them from my pants rubbing against the purse while walking, and after I applied the cleaner, it took the blue denim smear right off. I couldn't be happier!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98.

    17. Tarte's Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer, a gel formulated with marine plant extracts, hyaluronic acid, and squalane to give your skin the hydration it needs. Moisturizing is key! Please just do it. If not for you, for me.

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    The moisturizer is phthalate- and paraben-, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this moisturizer! It smells great and feels so cool on the skin. I have hormonal acne and this product doesn’t aggravate it. It’s my new favorite skin care treatment." —Brandy B

    Get it from Tarte for $39.

    18. A pair of fan and light pull cords that, although simple, will save you a lifetime of frustration and freak-outs. I can't be the only one to have thrown a small fit about pulling the wrong cord at the end of a long day.

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    Promising review: "I love these pulls. It makes it super easy to figure out which pull chain does what, even just by feeling them in the dark. These are a brushed nickel with frosted plastic. They're lightweight metal. The plastic is not super cheap feeling; I can't feel and seams on it or anything like that." —J. Spangenberg

    Get them from Amazon for $7.91 (available in two finishes).

    19. A Tile Sport to put a stop to the endless game of Hide and Seek you seem to be playing with your phone, wallet, and keys.

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    The Tile Sport has a 200-foot range, rings when you need to find it, can make your phone ring even when it's on silent, and is waterproof.

    Promising review: "Finally went and got this after I was done with losing my keys all the time. Being able to literally ring my keys not to mention other items has proved invaluable and has saved me a lot of time not having to look for important things like this. Highly recommend." —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    20. Some charcoal deodorizers so you can live your best life: your normal life but with fewer strange smells.

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    Besides soaking up stink, charcoal is also said to help prevent mold, mildew, and air-borne pathogens. To recharge the bags, simply place them in the sun for about an hour.

    Promising review: "These are wonderful. I can’t say enough good things. We live in an older house, and travel a lot, and these save the day. Everything used to smell musty when we returned, but not any more! It also sucked up some fish odor after an ill-advised dinner choice. I recommend these to everyone." —ms. m

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $19.95.

    21. A set of produce bags, because the flimsy plastic bags available at the store are *so* unnecessary when you have these handy bbs in tow.

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    Promising review: "I've been using these for a few months now, and am impressed with their durability. I've been really working on reducing the amount of waste I produce with my lifestyle, and this has helped a lot. Much less plastic being used unnecessarily! Canvas bags are step one, and these are step two to green-ifying your grocery routine. The bags are see-through enough that grocery store checkers can tell what's in them, which is also great. The size is good too — just slightly smaller than the typical plastic produce bag." —stormymonday

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A Touchland hand sanitizer if you have a sneaking suspicion your hands are covered in germs at all times and care to take action.

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    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in eight scents).

    23. A cold brew maker so you can save some serious dough on your favorite form of joe. It'll taste even better poured right from your fridge, saving five glorious dollars.

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    The cold brew maker is BPA-free, has a non-slip handle, fits in most fridge doors, and produces four servings of the good stuff. The coffee stays good for up to two weeks.

    Promising review: "This is amazing! I bought this for a gift for my husband who drinks iced coffee all year long. He says it makes such a smooth-tasting and strong iced coffee. He gets two drinks out of each batch that he makes. It's easy to clean and can go in the dishwasher. It's durable — I know as I'm clumsy and have dropped it several times without an issue. We are considering getting a second one!" —rnnichole

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes).

    For a glowing review of this baby, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker."

    24. A water-resistant Under Armour backpack to protect your laptop and other belongings on all of your journeys. Really could've used this the last time I had to wrap my laptop in a used garbage bag because it was raining and I only had a tote. 🙃

    Under Armour

    The backpack has a laptop pocket and TWO side-pockets for water bottles!

    Get it from Under Armour for $50.

    25. A cup holder car trash can, because you might not mind having to crunch over garbage just to get in your car, but your passengers might.

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    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course it perfectly fits in the cup holder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" —Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    26. A set of silicone straws you can reuse any old time, saving the planet one straw refusal at a time and garnering praise from everyone who witnesses your bravery.

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    This comes with 10 straws, a carrying case, and a cleaning brush. They're also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I originally started out using the stainless steel straws — but I lived in this relentless, looming anxiety that I would chip my tooth on them...to the point where I dreaded using my straws. Which defeats the point! I thoroughly enjoy that you can chew on these. 😂 Five stars all around, they come with simple baggy to take them for travel, AND a cleaner utensil. They're super low maintenance, because they give you the proper care and cleaning tools. They also donate to the OCEANA campaign effort to save the ocean!" —Amy Marquez-Vincent

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    27. A tongue scraper because residue on your tongue may be standing between you and fresh breath. Don't let it!

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    Promising review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47.

    28. An infusion pitcher for actually getting yourself to drink more water. If pure determination hasn't been working for you, try a refreshing blend of tempting fruits.

    Macy's

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $28.99.

    29. A strong umbrella I implore you to remember so you don't have to show up to work absolutely soaked, prompting pitiful looks from coworkers. This one won't turn inside-out on you, just when you need its protection the most.

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    The umbrella is automatic, lightweight, and has nine ribs to hold strong against the wind.

    Promising review: "This is the best umbrella I have ever purchased or used. As soon as I get home or get to the office, I shut the umbrella and brush the excess water and wow — there is almost no water on the umbrella. It is also fast-drying and very sturdy. I tried it on a windy day recently, and it held up very well. Amazing product and I highly recommend it!" —Nadir Durrani

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    You after these products make you even just a *tiny* bit better.

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

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