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    29 Things I Would Be Quite Surprised To Learn You Don't Own Already

    Absolutely scandalous if you *don't* have a Squatty Potty.

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    1. An Amazon Fire Stick, because if you're still paying for cable in 2021...maybe don't! The Fire Stick makes *any* TV a smart TV and gives you easy access to all one million of your subscription services.

    the fire stick's remote with the caption "alexa, play mandelorian on Disney plus"

    2. A vitamin C serum that's the perfect catch-all product for anyone trying to lessen dark circles, sun spots, redness, and breakouts. A wonderful pick for anyone just starting out on their skincare ~journey~.

    on the left a reviewer with some breakouts and dark spots, on the right the same reviewer with clearer skin

    3. A Squatty Potty, because *THIS JUST IN* it really does help you poop better! Not to get too much into your business, but if even 1% of you wants to try one, just get it. I did and never looked back!

    4. Blue light-blocking glasses that can 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.

    5. A pair of Girlfriend Collective compressive high-waisted leggings, because you deserve to have a pair of leggings you really, truly love for both working out *and* hanging out.

    6. A soft headband for holding your hair back while you wash your face and apply your skincare products. Life's better with dry bangs and a moisturized face.

    7. A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend cleaning solution so you can tackle any "impossible" home cleaning task. Scrub rust, surface scratches, burnt grease, and even Sharpie marks away on all of your surfaces with this one helpful cleaner.

    on the left a reviewer's scuffed and stained sink, on the right the same sink white again

    8. A Tub Shroom to save you time and money by preventing drain clogs before they even begin. You can't really stop yourself from shedding, but you can make cleaning up a heck of a lot easier!

    9. A classic Swiffer kit that'll be super effective and, like a hand-written letter or broken-in denim jacket, timeless. I use my Swiffer for floor messes of all kinds — I honestly don't know how to clean a floor without it.

    swiffer with a dry cloth full of dust

    10. A Hydro Flask for staying hydrated always and forever. This vacuum-sealed wonder keeps cold drinks cold for hours and hours — I should know, I used to bring this bottle around with me on day-long adventures in the city so I always had come cool H2O on-hand.

    writer's tall narrow yellow hydro flask

    11. Or a Nalgene bottle if that's more ~on brand~ for you. If you're looking for a lighter weight bottle that's ready to hit the ole' dusty trail at a moment's notice, the Nalgene might be more your speed.

    12. A Beauty Blender so you can bounce bounce bounce your way to flawless foundation coverage. Time to finally snag the one beauty tool you need for base makeup application.

    13. A basic metal shoe horn so you can slip your tootsies into any pair of kicks with ease. You can make fun of me all you want for loving shoe horns, and it'll roll right off my back — they're actually wildly useful and can also help people with limited mobility!

    reviewer's silver shoe horn

    14. Glossier's Boy Brow to thicken and fluff your brows to perfection with just a swipe. If you've ever seen someone's brows and thought "I wonder how they get them so naturally flawless," there's a 99% chance the answer is Boy Brow.

    15. A bottle of dandruff shampoo, because if you think you'll NEVER get dandruff so you don't need to have some special shampoo on hand...it's time to come back to earth!

    on the left a reviewer's scalp with dandruff flakes, on the right the same scalp with no dandruff

    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.

    small black cylindrical charger with charging cord and mesh carrying bag

    17. A necessary Clorox toilet cleaning kit. Gone are the days of keeping an upsetting, bent-up toilet brush in your bathroom. This one's sleek design and replaceable heads makes even the grossest task feel a little more doable.

    on the left a reviewer's toilet with intense dark brown stains, on the right the same toilet looking mostly white again

    18. A hanging shower rack to de-clutter the sides of your tub. You never realize just how convenient having one of these is until you get one and wonder how you ever lived without it.

    reviewer's white over-shower head rack holding their toiletries

    19. A pack of Mighty Patches, because you can fight breakouts as easily as popping on a sticker on overnight. As you slumber, it'll suck up that gunk and leave your pimples much less irritating.

    20. A new accordion file folder to inspire you to finally start keeping track of your important documents. It'll give you major peace of mind to simply put important letters, papers, and bills right in and know just where they are.

    pastel accordion folders in blue, pink, yellow, and green

    21. Some high-rise Levi's jeans if you're looking for a pair of All The Time Jeans that are comfy even when just hanging out at home.

    BuzzFeed editor wearing the medium wash raw hem version

    22. A makeup brush shampoo so cleaning your brushes is a task you can actually accomplish. It's not as scary as it sounds, I promise — especially with this shampoo on your team!

    on top a reviewer's makeup brushed stained with foundation labeled "before", on bottom the same brushes looking cleaner labeled "after"

    23. A 10-foot phone charging cable that will simply make your life better. Not being chained to the outlet while your digital brain gets that sweet sweet juice is an incredible feeling, and one I think you deserve.

    the silver-fabric covered cable

    24. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets so you can rescue all the tumblers you've let sit for wayyy too long. Don't toss them! Just give 'em the old Bottle Bright treatment and they're be back in service in no time.

    on the left a reviewer's stained tumbler labeled "before" in the middle the soapy tumbler labeled "during" on the right the tumbler clean again labeled "after"

    25. A bottle of Poo-Pourri toilet spray to help keep your BMs on the DL. Your housemates will be very happy you decided to invest in this little bottle of magic, at last.

    model's hand holding spray bottle of poo-pourri

    26. A lightweight handheld vacuum for swiftly taking care of any little mess that comes up. This one goes out to every time I've spilled rice on the ground, stared at it wordlessly for 10 minutes, and then just...walked away.

    small red vacuum sucking up spilled dirt

    27. 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 along.

    28. A fabric defuzzer so you can effectively rescue any pilled clothing, accessories, or upholstery as soon as The Big Fuzz starts to happen.

    29. A Porter Bowl that OK, yes, I admit is a bit niche, but should 1000% be in everyone's cabinet. It makes packing or carrying leftovers feel borderline chic, which is a small, welcome miracle.

    green bowl with lid full of salad

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