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    27 Products I Think You'll Be Better For Owning

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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.

    hands holding small yellow journal

    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 $14.39.

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

    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 $36.99.

    3. 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.

    five of book of the month's book choices

    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.

    4. 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.

    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.

    5. 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.

    mattress on black minimalist metal frame

    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 $102.99+ (available in sizes twin–king).

    6. 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.

    reviewer's underwear drawer with small honey comb-shaped dividers separating each pair

    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 $11.99.

    7. An eco-friendly cleaning kit that makes it super-duper easy to get all of your essentials in one place. Simultaneously reduce your plastic use and get your home squeaky clean with this glass bottle and tablet set.

    the clean essentials kit

    The kit comes with three reusable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle and four tablets — one each for multi-surface, glass and mirror, bathroom, and foaming hand soap solutions. Just fill each bottle with water and drop in the corresponding tablet. It's as simple as that! The cleaner is made with no triclosan, parabens, phosphates, ammonia, or VOCs.

    Promising review: "Love this product. Our cleaning supply cupboard is so simple now. No more bottles falling over each other. All the cleaners work really well. I really like the scent of each product. Can't wait to get my refills." —Jaqueline B

    Get the kit from Blueland for $39 and check out all of their kit options here.

    8. 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!

    reviewer holding white tubshroom wrapped in wet hair it caught

    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."

    9. 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.

    a reviewer's sewing kit in a black zippered case

    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 $8.99+ (available in two sizes).

    10. 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.

    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 $8.95.

    11. 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!

    reviewer holding circular holder with headphones wrapped around it in their palm

    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 $9.99+ (available two sizes and four colors).

    12. 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.,

    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 $5.09.

    13. 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!

    sandwich in clear stasher bag and sliced apples in snack-size green stasher bag

    I have Stasher bags and they 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 $9.99+ (available in six sizes and 13 colors).

    14. 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?


    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 $4.49 (available in four colors).

    15. 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.

    reviewer's five teal, five green, and five white rounds with a wash bag

    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 $11.99 (available in two colors).

    16. A magnetic kitchen organizer to help declutter your countertops and make the most of the space you have.

    organizer on side of a fridge holding a paper towel roll, salt, pepper, and oil on a top rack, and a towel and cooking utensils hanging from hooks on the bottom

    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 $38.99.

    17. 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.

    reviewer's leather purse next to spray cleaner looking very dirty on one side and clean on the other

    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.

    18. 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.


    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 or Sephora for $14+ (available in two sizes).

    19. An Aerogarden for turning your previously plant-killing thumb into a green one. This device will keep herbs alive and well in your own home, with VERY little effort required from you.

    reviewer's white electric planter with various tall herbs growing in it under LED lights

    The Aerograden features LED grow lights as well as a system to remind you when to add water and plant food, ensuring your plants have everything they need to thrive! It also comes with pods for Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, thyme, Thai basil, and mint, as well as a 3-oz bottle plant nutrients, which is enough for a full season of growth.

    Promising review: "I live in TX, and the intense sun/heat kills just about everything if you happen to work or wish to take a vacation.... I love that this is self-contained, saves on watering, produces good yields, and is in my kitchen." —N. Sauta

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (available in three colors).

    20. 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.

    small grey tile square on reviewer's keyring

    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 $15.99.

    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.

    produce in four of the cloth bags

    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 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.

    on the left grounds being scooped into the filter, in the middle the filter and top on the pitcher brewing, on the right iced coffee being poured

    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 $21.95+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

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

    23. 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.

    the cup-shaped trash can with a closing push lid in a car cup holder

    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 $7.99.

    24. A set of silicone straws you can reuse over and over — why do cold drinks taste SO much better with a straw?,

    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 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.

    25. A gorgeous vacuum insulated water bottle for actually getting yourself to drink more water. If pure determination hasn't been working for you, perhaps bribing yourself with a pretty bottle to carry around like an accessory will help.

    mint green water bottle with faux wood top with a loop

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful collection on Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    26. A strong umbrella I implore you to keep somewhere accessible whenever you leave the house. It always rains when you *don't* have your umbrella.

    model holding black umbrella

    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.

    27. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club, which gathers delicious coffee from all around the world and brings it right to you and your mug. No more of those no-caffeine headaches after forgetting to pickup coffee at the store.

    colorful bags of coffee beans arranged in a circle around brewed coffee in a cup

    What you get: Coffee and postcard from a new country each month, tasting notes and brewing tips for each batch. You can also set personalized preferences for roast and grind types.

    Promising review: "My first observation after opening the box was the smell. It smells FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC. It also comes with sweet postcards from the cities where the batches are from, so the entire experience feels so lovely and personal. As for the coffee itself, it's heavenly. I am used to store-bought coffee — which yes, is fine — but both of these tasted incredibly fresh and different from each other. Both of them were incredible both in taste and quality. I genuinely enjoyed waking up every morning and sitting on the couch with my coffee. There's no better way to start the day, so if you're asking me if I think this subscription is worth it I have a very easy answer: 100% YES." —Kayla Suazo, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Atlas Coffee Club for $9+/month (choose from half a bag, full bag, or double bag).

    For more on Atlas Coffee Club, check out "This Subscription Service Delivers You Fresh Coffee From Around The World."

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