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    28 Products For Anyone Who's Ever Wished There Were More Hours In A Day

    Time is a flat circle, and I need another big fat slice.

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    1. A time timer so you can have a visual representation of the passage of your day. These can help you with time management during meetings, daily projects, and specific tasks, especially if you have a tendency to get distracted.


    My coworker Jen Tonti says: "I have ADHD and have used various tools throughout my education to keep me organized and on-task. This is one of the best. I personally set :30 min increments for any given task, an hour becomes too much time and I get side-tracked. It’s not that I must finish my task in :30min, but rather I am kept aware of time passing in the first place and that helps me stay focused. The red film that timely disappears is a necessary visual representation of time that really makes this clock better than just a timer on my phone. I keep it within view and whenever I feel my mind trailing off I can quickly glance up and say, 'oh wow that was 10min of distraction, better get back into it.'"

    Get it from Amazon for $28.69+ (available in two sizes as well as magnetized versions).

    2. A programmable Crock-Pot that slow cooks for you while you're out and about. And if cleaning a Crock-Pot feels daunting, grab a pack of slow cooker liners for super easy clean-up!


    Promising review: "WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THE MAGIC OF SLOW COOKERS RIGHT WHEN THEY BECAME A THING!? Seriously, this thing is a busy person's savior, or in my case, a lazy person's dream! This one is plenty large enough and incredibly easy to use. Reviews say this one runs a bit hotter than most, but I've followed a handful of recipes and their cook times seem to be accurate. I really love that this model will automatically switch to keep warm after the timer you set expires. That's crucial for me because I work ten hour shifts and most recipes even on low are about eight hours. That keep warm feature makes sure my food isn't burnt, but still warm when I get home." —Peter Q.

    Get them from Amazon: the Crock Pot for $49.99 (originally $59.99) and the liners for $2.83+.

    3. A can of Batiste dry shampoo to get away with washing your hair as little as possible while still looking fly as hell.

    Promising review: "This stuff is a life saver for lazy people. I have thick blonde hair and only like to wash it every two or three days. By day three I need a little pick me up. This always leaves my hair looking 'washed' and I can never see any chalky residue." —Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.06.

    Batiste was deemed the best budget dry shampoo by BuzzFeed Reviews!

    4. A shopping bag carrier that will spare you multiple trips back and forth from the car after you run errands. Grab all of your bags in one fell swoop and get on with your day.


    Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: Just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It's very well-made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in four colors).

    5. A home cold brew maker so you can cut daily trips to the coffee shop for overpriced bean juice out of your schedule completely.


    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 $24.69+ (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.

    6. A bottle of Aveeno's Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial that works in conjunction with the steam in your shower to exfoliate your skin for a deep clean in one minute flat.


    The facial is oil-free. Use one to two times a week instead of your daily cleanser for maximum effect.

    Get it from Walmart for $6.77.

    7. An eyeliner stamp to make fast work of the perfect cat eye. Liner newbies and seasoned professionals can agree that this makes the process of throwing on a quick wing much easier., Amazon

    The set comes with a double-ended pen for each eye — one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Promising review: "Actual holy grail! This eyeliner has changed my life. I know that sounds suuuper dramatic (and it is), but it’s true! I have been doing cat eyeliner for the past six years and I’m somehow STILL horrible at it. I also recently had a baby, so my daily 10–20 minutes of attempting a passable cat-eye was chucked out the window and replaced with a sad, under-five-minute routine. I ordered this on a whim thinking it might help and after the first application, I knew I had found my answer! This stuff is SO easy to apply and actually looks really good. Now I get to feel a little more like myself even if all I’m doing that day is changing diapers." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in three sizes).

    8. A smoothie plan from Daily Harvest for anyone out there who is regularly forced to skip breakfast because they don't have time. Oh, all of you? I rest my case.

    Simply select which flavors you want delivered right to your door. Store in your freezer, and whenever you're ready for a refreshing smoothie, just add milk or water and blend!

    Get it from Daily Harvest starting at $6.99/cup (available in multiple plans).

    9. A bottle of wrinkle releaser spray because ironing is just not gonna happen in the morning when you have a 7 a.m. meeting and you stayed up late watching the Sex and the City movie AGAIN.

    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 $13.66.

    10. An Echo Dot that can set alarms, make shopping lists, play music, dim the lights, tell you about the weather...all those little time-sucks that you'd just rather skip. Never fear, the robots are good listeners and here to help!


    Promising review: "This is the second Echo Dot for our household. The first I got last year as a Christmas present. We LOVE it. We use it to stream music from our playlists, to set timers, to ask questions and about the weather, and especially to make shopping lists. My kids can add stuff to the list while I'm at the store and my list in the Alexa App updates to show it! I really think that was my (personal) favorite feature with the Dot. With two Dots it's even better. My daughter has the only room upstairs, and she's the one that does most of the music streaming. So I bought her this Dot for Christmas. She can now stream her music by voice command. I also no longer have to scream at the ceiling or walk across the house to get her attention. I just say, 'Alexa, call upstairs' and bam, my daughter and I can speak normally. I also use it to make sure she's up in the mornings, I just tell Alexa to play wake up music upstairs." —Leah D.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    11. An automatic pan stirrer to *RED ALERT* stir your dish for you. With the stirrer working that roux, you'll have time to make the rest of your meal, catch up on the news, play with the dog, take over the world.

    Uncommon Goods

    The arm spins in the pan, disrupting whatever's in it and effectively stirring for you. The future is now!

    Promising review: "My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. This was perfect for him. He's able to turn it on, run into the next room save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I'm dealing with, forget he's cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever." —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    12. A makeup-removing microfiber cloth because the last thing you need to do after an exhausting day is put elbow grease into your nightly beauty routine. With just some water and a few swipes, this towel will take all of your makeup off. Yes. All of it.


    This chemical-free cloth removes all your makeup with JUST water!

    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 off all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple 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 $4.99.

    13. A makeup brush cleaning sponge so you can change eyeshadow colors with just a swipe. You'll never have to wash brushes after using dramatic colors again, a task that nobody in history has ever had time for.

    Promising review: "Let's face it, cleaning your makeup brushes is a chore! This handy tool is phenomenal for those who like to use multiple colors in one look or someone who uses the same brush for everything. You can use this dry and simply run your brushes across the dry sponge which knocks the excess color off your brush and allows you to use it again and again before you really have to wash it. After several uses you can lift the dry sponge out of the container and actually see the little flakes of powders in the bottom of the tin. I also wash this when I wash my brushes, just use the same brush cleaner and warm water to clean this and it's like new and ready to use again once it dries." —That Girl Tara

    Get it from Amazon for $6.55.

    14. A self-cleaning litter box to ensure your kitty's domain stays clean without having to spend SO much time crouching up close and personal with their poop.


    Promising review: "This is the only litter box my cat has ever known. I purchased it in February 2009, and I’m still using it! Not one like it, but literally the same one. It has stopped working maybe three times, but every time, after taking it apart and thoroughly cleaning everything, it’s back in business. My cat is BIG and pees a lot, so the litter doesn’t last nearly as long as it did when he was younger, but a permanent tray replacement and store-bought crystal litter has kept that cost reasonable. If this saves me five minutes a day of cleaning litter, this single purchase has given me nearly two entire weeks of additional time. My best pet-related purchase ever." —K. Barr

    Get it from Amazon for $139.95 (available in two colors).

    15. A food chopper and slicer with seven cutting blades that'll make chopping veggies a quick, easy task in comparison to the slog it usually is.


    The set also serves as a mandolin and has seven interchangeable blades that all fit the 1.2-quart catch tray. Cut-resistant gloves (like those shown) are not included but are recommended to keep all of your digits safe.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this thing. At first, it was a little hard to figure out, but I think I got it! I have a busy life, but I’m also trying to get into cooking, as I’m trying to make a life change with how I’m eating. This is a game-changer and time-saver for chopping. I haven’t used many of the other slicers but I’m sure they are great. I definitely recommend this product, and I love how it comes with a little piece to put all your different choppers and what not in. Very convenient!" —Samantha S.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    16. A rapid drink chiller for making any non-carbonated beverage ice-cold in less than 60 seconds. From piping hot coffee to whiskey to wine, this genius device can cool it down with no dilution or wait.

    The Grommet

    Just fill it with water and pop it into the freezer for 12 hours before using. It has a 12.5 oz. capacity and is dishwasher safe!

    Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.

    17. A superabsorbent microfiber hair turban that'll get your hair dry a LOT quicker than a regular towel. It'll cut blow drying time from 25 minutes down to five, which on a busy day is a gift from above.


    Promising review: "I wash my hair every day, and it normally takes 20–25 minutes to blow dry with water dripping everywhere. This turban is my savior! I can just wear it after showering, do other things for 15 minutes, then the blow dry takes only five minutes! It's really great, especially in the summer. Who wants to have a hot dryer facing you for 25 minutes in this heat? I've used it for a year every day, and it's still doing the job perfectly." —Web Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in nine colors).

    18. A subscription to Lola so you'll always be prepared with period and sexual wellness products. No more wasted time running to the store whenever your cycle demands.

    With Lola, you get a customized box every four or eight weeks of period and sex products that can include pads, tampons, liners, cleansing wipes, condoms, lube, and more!

    Get it from Lola starting at $8/month.

    19. A sleek robot vacuum to effortlessly tidy up your home with just the touch of a button. Listen, we live in the future, and it's about time we have smart, adorable gadgets cleaning for us.


    This robovac has 140 minutes of battery life and automatically returns to its dock when it's time for a charge! It also avoids obstacles and stairs and can clean under most furniture.

    Promising review: "Love it! Does a great job of picking up pet hair (we have two dogs). You do have to pick up cords because the vacuum will try suck them up, and it will get stuck on them. I'm amazed at how well it cleans. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles like the higher priced cleaners, but for this price, you can't beat it. Would definitely purchase again." —Peach shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    20. An Instant Pot for anyone who thinks that slow cooking is — well — too slow. In case you haven't heard, people love this 6-in-1 appliance for its versatility and speed, and those who stan REALLY stan.

    The Instant Pot's 6-in-1 functions include: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté pan, steamer, and warmer. What a multitasker!

    Promising review: "I've had this for only two weeks and I swear I haven't touched my stove or pans. So easy to use and so many functions. You can sauté meat, make hardboiled eggs, rice and beans, and steamed vegetables in a matter of minutes. The Instant Pot community is large, and there are always recipes to be shared. So simple to use and clean. I've made anything from perfectly hard boiled eggs whose shells just fall off on their own, to soups, to Mongolian beef, and spaghetti! I am so glad I jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon and cannot wait to purchase accessories in the future to make cheesecake and other things." —yestfl

    Get a from Amazon for $58.75+ (available in three-, six-, and eight-quart sizes).

    21. An Amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush 2.0 that saves you from wasting valuable time struggling with a traditional straightener infomercial-fail style. Now you can straighten with a swipe and keep movin'.


    Promising review: "If you’re looking for a way to straighten your hair with ease and in a flash, this is the hairstyling tool for you! As someone who doesn’t have a lot of free time, every second counts. This makes straightening your hair as easy as running a brush through your hair because that is literally what you’re doing! Plus, it heats up to the target temperature in record time, so there’s not a moment wasted. I highly recommend this. It’s definitely going into regular rotation for my hair styling routine." —KarmaStyle

    Get it from Sephora for $120.

    22. A HelloFresh subscription for anyone who wants to eat healthy but doesn't have the time to search for recipes, hit the store, and spend all night cooking., HelloFresh

    HelloFresh sends you the exact ingredients for your desired amount of meals. Just choose your plan and recipes, and they'll do the rest. They even tell you how long each recipe takes to make so you can choose all 30-minute options if you're extra pressed for time.

    Get it from HelloFresh starting at $7.87/serving.

    23. A drawstring play mat that pulls into a portable bag for fast and easy toy cleanup. Take the playroom from a disaster area to spick-and-span in no time at all.


    Promising review: "This saves me so much time and headache! My kids play with Legos on a plush shag rug and now I don't have to crawl around picking out all the pieces. It cinches up easily, and the material is good and strong. I should've gotten one of these years ago!" —Akiva

    Get it from Amazon for $25.77+ (available in six colors).

    24. A lipstick-sized portable charger because sitting next to an outlet waiting for your phone to recharge isn't an option today — or any day, for that matter.


    This small but mighty charger can add over one charge to an iPhone 8 or at least 80% to the Galaxy S8 and other popular smartphones.

    Promising review: "I have several backup battery chargers for my devices, but this is the one I go to again and again. The main reason is the size — this fits anywhere. It's like the size of a very small flashlight or probably a large lipstick. My other chargers tend to be bulky and rectangular, whereas this easily fits in my pocket. It will readily charge up my iPhone, and while it won't fully charge my tablet, it will extend the battery life. For the most part, these are to have on hand just in case. I use these a lot when traveling or camping, but the reason I use this one particularly is because IT FITS IN YOUR POCKET!" —B. Nommensen

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

    25. A John Frieda hot air brush for giving yourself a salon-quality blowout in a matter of minutes. Not to mention the joyous time-saver that is rocking second- and third-day hair., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a total game changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don't care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to 'do' my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon-quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!" —Michelle Fetter

    Get it from Amazon for $33.49+ (available in two sizes).

    26. A Billie subscription so razors and shaving products are delivered right to your door, and you have one less thing on your errands list.


    The starter kit comes with a handle, a magnetic holder, and two razor cartridges. Four replacement cartridges are sent every one, two, or three months, depending on how often you need them. Shave gel, lotion, and other extras can be added as well!

    Get it from Billie starting at $9.

    27. A wakeup light alarm clock because even though you rise before the sun, it's still nice to wake up to some gentle, sunrise-like rays.


    The light clock wakes you up with a gradual increase in brightness as well as sound if you want it. It has a backup battery in case of power outage that lasts up to eight hours.

    Promising review: "This has really made a big difference in how I wake up every morning. On these short winter days, I always have to wake up before sunrise, and that's challenging. I found myself hitting the snooze button at least three times, leaving very little time for me to get ready and to work on time Having the sunrise simulation wakes me up gradually and completely. I almost always wake up fully before the music starts and I have not needed the snooze function yet. It does help that I put the lamp on a tall dresser across from my bed (also eliminating triggering the overly sensitive snooze function that other reviewers mentioned). All of the wakeup sounds were pleasant. I especially like the birdsong with flute music, as it reminds me of being in a spa. I like the dusk option for going to sleep. I set it for 30-60 minutes and read until it's too dark and I drop off to sleep. It is a significant investment but it has been worth it." —MsEdinger

    Get it from Amazon for $107.54.

    28. Some Glossier products to make your morning makeup routine super quick and simple. Try Boy Brow to pull a quick, full brow look and Cloud Paint for a pretty pop of color.


    Get them from Glossier: Bow Brow for $16 (available in three shades as well as clear) and Cloud Paint for $18 (available in six shades).

    Alas, time keeps on marching forth. Don't forget to get some rest every once in a while!


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

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