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    31 Things You Might Need If Adulting Is Not Your Strong Suit

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    1. A toilet wand you probably should've gotten a long time ago, but hey — it's never too late to start cleaning the can.

    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

    2. A honeycomb organizer if the drawers for your ~drawers~ are looking a little worse for wear.

    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 $12.99.

    3. A handy checklist that will hold you accountable for completing tasks. Hey, if it takes a pushy piece of paper to get you through the day, I won't question it.


    Promising review: "These are perfect for me to jot down to-do items as I think of them. Digital to-do lists are great, but they're easy to minimize or get hidden behind other windows I have open. I keep a pad of the Action Items! on my desk, kinda in my way, so the list is always present and I can add or check things off as i go. And, yes, I am one of those people who might possibly write down something I accomplished just so I could cross it off the list." —BWall

    Get it from Amazon for $7.72 (available in 15 styles).

    4. A houseplant insect trap for anyone who's had it up to *here* with gnats circling your head while you're just trying to relax at home.,

    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.

    5. A cute little trash can to keep in your room so you have no excuse for letting those clothing tags, receipts, and gum wrappers pile up on your dresser.


    Promising review: "Stylish, minimalist trash can. It's amazing how hard it is to find a trash can that isn't an eyesore. This one looks nice and doesn't take up much space." —Megan Rolerkite

    Get it from Amazon for $19.50+ (available in three colors).

    6. An underwear subscription so you can stave off the dreaded laundry day without having to go commando just a liiiittle bit longer.

    What you get: A monthly pair of underwear for you *or* you and a partner. Pick from eight styles, and a myriad of fun colors and patterns. Available in men's and women's sizes XS–2XL.

    Get it from MeUndies for $14+ for one pair/month or $30 for two matching pairs/month.

    7. Some very ~aesthetically pleasing~ hand sanitizer if you find that your hands are somehow ALWAYS covered in a mysterious substance.


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

    8. A set of microfiber glasses cleaning cloths, because if you continue to throw your glasses about carelessly, you're gonna need a great way to clean them. I'm sorry I have to be the one to tell you this, but the bottom of your T-shirt is NOT gonna get those smudges off.


    Promising review: "I'm not one to write reviews so quickly after receiving things, but I have to comment on these cloths! I usually dislike microfiber cloths — I know they are supposedly great for cleaning your glasses and screens, but every single microfiber cloth I've ever used has left unbearable streak marks on every surface, whether used by itself or with a cleaning product. When I opened these cloths, I immediately used one to clean my glasses that I hadn't been able to clean properly all day, and my glasses came out streak-free and beautiful! Love these. I was hesitant to spend so much on cloths I was pretty sure I wouldn't like, but these blew me away! Most definitely will buy again." —Stephanie Hollander

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $5.49.

    9. A set of charcoal air purifying bags to place anywhere that just smells...funky. Closets, cars, gym bags, you name it! Get rid of the stank without spritzing a headache-inducing freshener all over the place.

    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.

    10. A pan and lid organizer that can be used both horizontally and vertically so you never again get crushed by the avalanche of cookware that usually pours out of your cabinets. You DO own more than one old pan...right?


    The rack holds five pans vertically and four pans horizontally.

    Promising review: "This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it so I can easily move it if I move my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn't shift when I remove a pan. I also appreciate the color: others I have seen are shiny silver, which I did not want. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends." —CustomerO

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    11. OK, just in case, a new set of All-Clad nonstick pans so you can retire the 20-year-old one your mom gave you to start out when you finally got your own place.


    The pans are dishwasher-safe, but hand washing is recommended.

    Promising review: "These are the best non-stick pans I've ever used. Heavy pans with high sides so you can flip veggies while sautéing. Easy to clean. For years I've been buying throw away non stick skillets and replacing them yearly. Won't have to do that anymore." —calicoterri

    Get a large and small pan from Amazon for $47.96+ (available in two size pairs).

    12. 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!

    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).

    13. A foldable, reusable bag so you can always have one on you instead of having to remember to grab it before heading to the store. We both know that will literally never happen.


    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." —Sherlockian

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in 36 colors).

    14. A washable shower curtain liner, because the "buy a new plastic one every five years and just shower next to a mildewy nightmare" method needs to stop.

    The liner is machine washable for maximum cleanliness!

    Promising review: "This is the way to go if you've had it with trying to find the seemingly non-existent mildew-proof plastic liner. These are sheer enough to let a fair amount of light through and it took eight months for any mildew to start forming in a shower where before I'd be replacing the liner every three months. The liner launders perfectly (used gentle cycle and extra low heat) so unless it's used roughly I can see it remaining in good shape through a number of wash cycles." —A. Quint

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80 (available in six colors and six fabrics).

    15. Some handy file folders to keep your important documents safe and sound. Nobody should have to panic wondering where their passport is before a big trip.


    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 colors).

    For more on these folders, check out "You Can Fit Your Whole Damn Life Into These Adorable File Folders."

    16. A set of packing cubes for anyone who's ever tried and immediately failed at keeping their luggage in check while on vacation. Packing is possibly the thing I'm least-adult at, and these cubes have really helped me.

    Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    The set comes with four packing cubes of various size, as well as a laundry bag.

    I have these packing cubes and cannot recommend them enough — they made an organizational task I was seriously dreading into SUCH an easy one. I recently went on a two week vacation to New Zealand and just KNEW that by the time I got home my suitcase was going to look like two tornados kissing. But with the cubes, my suitcase was neat and tidy for the entire trip. By the end of week one, I found myself spontaneously yelling "I love the CUBES!" in a Seinfeld-adjacent voice, much to the dismay of everyone I was traveling with. But what can I say? They're the best thing I've bought for a long time.

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in nine colors).

    17. A purse organizer with 11 glorious pockets so you don't have to fight to shove your hand through 20 tubes of lipstick just to grab hold of your wallet.


    The organizer has handles so you can easily transfer it from bag to bag!

    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. Made such a big difference to my work bag and now I don't have to rummage around endlessly to retrieve an item!" —Grace Ho

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    18. A wine stain remover if you tend to get a little too loosey-goosey with the grip on your merlot and spill a bit every now and again (aka all the time).

    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    19. A handheld vacuum so the next time you make a bit of a mess, you don't have to scoop it up ashamedly with your hands — we have the technology, please use it.


    The vacuum is bagless for easy emptying and even comes with a wall mount so cleanliness is always within reach.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this product. Bought for my bathroom to clean up hair on a daily basis, I have a lot of it. Cleans up everything and holds a charge for many uses. Also easy to empty and clean!" —Melissa Nau

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    20. A password journal, because you will never ever remember all of your passwords. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but if you're making unique ones like I HOPE you're doing, you're gonna need a little assistance.


    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).

    21. A hanger stacker so the bottom of your closet can finally be FREE! No more fighting with tangled hooks just to hang up one shirt.

    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 Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79.

    22. A stainless steel water bottle, because popular culture says the solution to all of your problems is to simply drink more water. And hey, you'll probably be more likely to do that from a cute bottle!


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $16.09 (originally $28.99, enter code "VIP" at checkout; available in three colors).

    23. A makeup remover towel that takes off your stubborn full-face with only water and mere swipes. Please tell me you're taking your makeup every night.


    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.

    24. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet for anyone who can never seem to remember if the dishes have been washed. I get it, remembering anything is hard.


    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 $3.49.

    25. A Quip toothbrush subscription so you always have a fresh brush right when you need it. You may not regularly go to the dentist, but this brush can at least help you clean all four corners of your mouth for the perfect amount of time with its helpful cues.

    The starter set comes with an electric toothbrush base, a cover/mount, and an optional toothpaste. Refills come with a brush head, AAA battery, and optional toothpaste.

    Get a starter set from Quip for $25+ with $5+ refills every three months.

    Quip won as the inexpensive option in The Best Electronic Toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    26. A bottle of wrinkle releaser spray for at least looking like you had time to get yourself together in the morning. Fake it 'til ya make it.

    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.

    27. A cup holder car trash can, because you might not mind when your feet have to crunch through trash just to get in the vehicle, but your passengers almost certainly do.


    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 $7.98.

    28. A Tile Sport for keeping tabs on your valuables and tracking them down if they happen to go missing. Your wallet and keys haven't been "running away" — you just haven't been amazing at keeping track of them.,

    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 $18.79.

    29. A peace of mind journal, because it may not be time to meet with a lawyer about your final wishes in case of the worst, but you can at least express who you'd like to get custody of your cookie jar collection.


    Promising review: "A friend paid her attorney hundreds of dollars to have the information in this book put together for her. This is very thorough and has everything I would like family to know if I become incapacitated. I have just begun filling it out, and it does take time to put in all the names, passwords and numbers, but this is so necessary. I especially like the blank pages to write my own thoughts for loved ones. Legally, I don't think this book replaces a will, but just a good way to have everything in one place." —Fat Cinnamon

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

    30. A pet hair vacuum for anyone who loves being a pet parent but can't seem to get up the gumption to clean the endless amount of shedding that comes along with that. This'll make it as easy as possible.

    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.

    31. And if all else fails, a bag of highly caffeinated Death Wish coffee, because maybe grown ups aren't that productive — they're just over-caffeinated.


    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 $19.99.

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

    Congrats on being the most adult adult who has ever been an adult!


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

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