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    I Don’t Know About You, But I Think These 43 Products Will Help Make Your Life Easier In 2022

    These products will help you feel more happy, free, and magical and less confused, lonely, and miserable.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A memory foam seat cushion to transform your uncomfy desk chair into one you actually look forward to sitting in every day whether it's at the office or your WFH set-up. Work is stressful enough, we don't need desk chair-induced body aches to add to it. 

    red memory foam seat cushion on a reviewer's desk chair
    blue memory foam seat cushion on a reviewer's chair

    Promising review: "Thanks to this cushion, the second I get out of my chair or turn my back my cat jumps in my seat. He looks too cute to kick him out so I may have to buy a separate cushion for him. A+++ best cushion I've ever bought and cat-approved." —Thetortagirl

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in five colors).

    2. A microfiber blind cleaner for a kinda fun way to say goodbye to dust! Sorry, but you will not be missed!

    a gif of a person holding the duster brush and twisting it around. The brush is shaped similar to tongs but has three prongs instead of two
    a person running the duster brush across two blinds

    Includes five microfiber sleeves that can be washed and reused!

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two colors).

    3. A floral bill tracker to make managing your finances a more organized, simple process. Look at you #adulting! So proud of you!

    the floral cover of the bill tracker
    a payments page in the bill tracker
    Daisy & Decor / Etsy

    Daisy & Decor is an Etsy shop that sells beautiful and super useful items to help make life feel more organized like kitchen recipe journals, notepads, cosmetic bags, and more!

    Promising review: "This meets all my organizational needs for financial record keeping in one beautiful place. It was exactly what I was looking for and is the perfect size to keep thorough records." —Melisa Sellar

    Get it from Daisy & Decor on Etsy for $11.99+ (available in four patterns).

    4. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that may keep your eyes protected from the blue light on computer, TV, and phone screens. Not to mention, they're super cute.

    reviewer wearing the blue light blocking glasses in the burlywood frame
    reviewer wearing the blue light blocking glasses in the transparent frame

    Promising review: "I started working full time from home due to COVID, like everyone else, and I started to get a lot of headaches, my eyes were dry and heavy, and I was having issues with my sleep. My friend pointed out I was on the computer now all day long when I had barely used computers before. I bought these glasses and have used them for about a week and they are amazing!!! I feel so much better and my body feels much better at the end of the day! I only wish they were a little lighter, and they are a little tight behind my ears." —Meghan McCutcheon

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in nine colors and five multi-packs).

    5. Wad-Free, a truly wonderful creation that'll stop bed sheets from getting all tangled and twisted in the washer and dryer. In turn, this will help ensure that your sheets, and the other items that frequently get caught in them, come out cleaner. I don't know about you, but I'm all too familiar with finding a soaking wet sock or shirt caught in the crevices of my bed sheets and having to put them back in the dryer and it's SO.VERY.ANNOYING!

    hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer
    Amazon

    If you watch Shark Tank, then this product may look familiar to you! Kevin and Lori both made offers, but the founder picked Mr. Wonderful. These are reusable and BPA-free!

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work — well, I can absolutely confirm this does! I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, but they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    6. And while we're on the subject of ways to make doing your laundry easier and more efficient — a Sock Dock because if you're anything like me, then you probably also have a very hungry washer/dryer that makes a meal out of your socks. Somehow, one sock always seems to go missing every time I do laundry! This handy tool will hold onto your socks, so you no longer have an excuse to wear mismatching socks and calling it a "trend." 

    Model holding the long wire SockDock with circles to attach socks, filled with sock pairs next to a washing machine
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is genius! I LOVE it!! Seriously, I hate putting my sock matches together, and as a wearer of colorful ones, it’s kind of important that I pair them up after the wash! Now I don’t have to! I would totally recommend this to anyone who hates playing the match game, or anyone who loses socks in the washing machine or dryer vortex!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in five colors).

    7. The Pink Stuff, a TikTok-famous cleaning product you can use to restore so many things (both indoors and outdoors) back to practically new condition. It's so good, you may just be tempted to part ways with every other cleaning product you own. 

    a photo of a reviewer's oven looking dirty on the left, and on the right the same oven looking clean after using the pink stuff
    reviewer photo of an open jar of the pink stuff next to a sponge

    This awesome stuff can be used to clean like, a bajillion and one things, but note that it shouldn't be used on plastic or acrylic surfaces, highly polished stainless steel, or hot/warm surfaces, so of course, you can use it on cooktops and grills, just be sure to do so once they've cooled down! Plus, this is vegan!

    Promising review: "Oh my gosh — this stuff is a life changer! Used it to get my fiberglass shower totally clean. Nothing else would get it done and this stuff brought my shower back to near-new in one use. We’ve since cleaned a weird chalky film off our garage door, removed wall markings, and cleaned my storm door. We’ll never be without a jar (or three) of this stuff. Worth every penny." —Nancy F.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A windshield cover because the last thing you feel like doing when you're in a rush to get to the office on a freezing winter morning is scraping snow and ice off your car. It's also heat-resistant so come summertime you can use it to prevent the dreaded moment that is getting into your blistering hot vehicle and practically burning your skin on your leather seats. 

    Promising review: "This prevents icy windshields early in the morning and even helps prevent snow buildup on your windshield! (Just don't yank the cover too quickly otherwise you'll still get snow on the windshield.) I used to have a carport and then moved to an apartment that had street parking. It was a pain in my butt to scrape ice/snow off of my windshield and this is a great solution that isn't too expensive!" —Sunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    9. A desktop organizer so you can finally give all of the items on your desk like books, folders, writing utensils, decorative pieces, and more a tidy storage spot. Plus, this is a piece of decor in its own right so it'll make your work space really pop. 

    The shelf in black with books organized in two shelves on the right and small plants, a clock, and other trinkets in shelves on the left
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I needed some extra shelf space for my home office, especially now that we are working from home for the rest of the year. This was so so simple to set up and holds everything I need without any issues. You can also assemble it as you please, which is a great feature!" —TanzA

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    10. Soundproof door strips for those whose bedroom currently doubles as a home office, and their new "co-workers" (aka roomies, family members, and pets) are kinda noisy. These also help prevent cold air escape in the summer, and warmth escape in the winter, so you can save energy, too!

    The strip attached to a door
    The strip

    Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.57+ (available in four colors).

    11. An Instant Pot – it'll pretty much become your new favorite gadget: this thing is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté-r, a yogurt maker, and a warmer all in ONE.

    A reviewer photo of the Instant Pot
    A reviewer photo of mac n cheese being cooked inside the Instant Pot

    It can prepare food up to 70% faster than other methods. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sautéing and slow-cooking. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe! Check out our write-up about the incredible Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the 3-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the 8-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in three sizes).

    12. Shout color catching sheets that'll help prevent dye transfers and color runs in the wash. Now you won't have to worry about a single red garment turning your white shirts pink.

    Promising review: "These Color Catcher sheets really protect colors from bleeding. It makes all clothes/laundry brighter and looking like new — not that old washed color after just one wash without these sheets. I give this product 5+ stars. Highly recommend. A few pennies spent additionally on your laundry makes one look like wearing new clothes all the time." —Nikita

    Get 72 sheets from Amazon for $11.49.

    13. A winged eyeliner stamp so you don't have to waste time during your makeup routine trying to nail the perfect cat eye. Just stamp it on and go, go, gooooo!

    reviewer wears cat-eye look created with the winged eyeliner stamp above
    hand holds the winged eyeliner stamp

    Promising Review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it without mistakes. This makes the perfect and consistent wing every time. Love it! I ordered the 10 mm, and now I'll have to try the 12 mm!" —Julie B

    Get it from Amazon $14.97 (available in three sizes).

    14. The Big Activity Book For Anxious People, a funny, relatable, and useful book filled with space to journal, color, and engage in unique activities. It'll help take your mind off things, which is something we could all use in times like these. 

    The cover of the activity book
    Tarcherperigee

    Some activities you can expect to find in this book include: Obscure Diseases You Probably Don't Have, Public Speaking: A Diagram, Fun Facts about Aging!, Soothing Facts about Hand Sanitizer, and more!

    Promising review: "This book is everything you need. You literally need nothing else to get by in life. Every turn of page is the funniest and most enjoyable thing you’ve ever done." —Kevin Konicek

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66/paperback.

    15. A vaccine card holder to keep that very important document safe on the go. Just wanna have a conversation with the person at the CDC who decided to make those cards just a little too big for our wallets. 

    various colors of vaccine passport holders
    Henney's Boutique / Etsy

    Henney's Boutique is an Etsy shop based in Los Angeles that sells wallets, vaccine card holders, passports, and more!

    Promising review: "Great quality, shipped incredibly fast! I ordered two of these a few months back and then needed a third for a newly vaxxed member of the family. Definitely recommend!" —Megan Rosenfeld

    Get it from Henney's Boutique on Etsy for $8.80 (available in 13 colors).

    16. Wet & Forget, a super simple cleaner you just spray in your shower/tub once a week. The best part? You don't have to scrub...like...at all. Just rinse it the next day and you're good to go. I know, I know, I'm crying tears of joy, too. 

    A dirty shower before using the product / A clean shower after using the product
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. This is truly an overnight sensation!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    17. A motivational planner complete with space for you to keep track of appointments, water intake, priority and to-do lists, daily achievements, meals, gratitude reminders, notes, and date. It'll make getting through even the busiest, most stressful days feel a little more manageable. 

    A blank page of the planner
    reviewer image of torn off planner day with it filled out

    Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

    Promising review: "These notepads helped me reframe and focus everyday working from home during the pandemic. I used to use a daily planner but working from home changed how I need to plan my work tasks, and personal tasks. I found this helpful for both!" —kristenjoann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    18. Wireless headphone ear hooks that are a must-have for anyone who is all too familiar with the struggle of their wireless earbuds constantly trying to plan their escape. They belong in your ear, not on the subway tracks. 

    reviewer wears the white AirPod hooks over ears while wearing AirPods to gym
    the white AirPod hooks around base of white AirPods

    Promising review: "Overall works great. I do about 30 mins of running each day and after I started sweating, my AirPods would start slipping out and I'd have to adjust them back into my ears constantly. This product works great and holds them in. They won't stay super tight in your ear necessarily, but they only move out a little over time. The difference for me was adjusting once during my workout instead of every two minutes while running. Highly recommend if you're looking to keep your AirPods in your ears during workouts." —ChrisW

    Get a pair from Amazon for $10.49.

    19. A Tile Mate you can think of as Find My iPhone, but for items like your keys or wallet. You know when you're rushing to get out of the house for an appointment you're already late to and your keys decide that would be a good time to play hide-and-seek with you? Yeah, well, now you get to win! 

    Promising review: "My boyfriend loses his keys, wallet, and phone at least three times every single day. I wish I was exaggerating... I love the man, but I was over it. So I ordered these. The wallet size is super thin, similar to a credit card so it'll fit in the slots. The keychain is small enough that it's not bothersome. The app is easy to set up and use, and he can register me as a user too. The alarms are super loud so there's no doubt about the direction in which the thing is hidden, and you can push a spot on the Tiles to reverse search for your phone too! So these two items covered all three of the commonly misplaced items." —Carley

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in three styles).

    20. Deodorant remover sponges because let's face it, nothing sets a negative tone for the day quite like not being able to wear the outfit you want thanks to white stains on it. I mean really, why are we being punished for trying to keep our pits fresh? Just give the stains a few swipes with a sponge and be on your merry way. 

    reviewer photo of deodorant stain on a sweater
    the same reviewer's sweater now free of the stain after using the sponges
    reviewer photo of two round pink deodorant sponges

    And then I always try to get it off with a Kleenex, then I get little fibers all over. No, these sponges are a far smarter bet.

    Promising review: "I'm not really sure what else to say about this besides that it works! I change clothes frequently so this product is a godsend. Gets the deodorant stains right out!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.73.

    21. A face mask that'll make foggy glasses and sunglasses a thing of the past. Being able to cover your mouth and nose AND see out of your glasses? Groundbreaking.

    various models wearing masks with glasses
    CONICOMasks / Etsy

    Type Of Fit: Adjustable ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Double-layered — inner layer is 100% Japanese cotton and outer layer will either be polyester blend, linen, or satin 

    Shipping Time: Order should ship a day after purchasing 

    CONICOMasks is based in Sacramento, California and sells non-medical face masks.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing product! I was absolutely dreading another year in the classroom with face masks that fog up my glasses, but I can wear my glasses with this mask!" —Dionne Baroni

    Get it from CONICOMasks on Etsy for $11.99+ (available in various styles).

    22. A food chopper so you can chop produce, herbs, nuts, and even make delicious dips with the pull of a handle. Who knew food prep could be THIS easy? 

    Promising review: "This magic little gizmo does exactly what the product info says it will do. It is fast, easy, safe and super easy to clean up. Dice a whole onion in literally seven seconds. Just rinse with soap and warm water. Done. I've diced onions of all sorts, cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, celery, firm tomatoes, olives, potatoes, hard boiled eggs, and even bread for bread crumbs. You won't regret this purchase. First time a family member sees you using it, he/she will probably double over laughing, as it is quite an unusual looking thing." —Ava

    Get it from Amazon for $17.02+ (available in three colors).

    23. A stationary vacuum that's basically the coolest dust pan in the world. Clean floors have never been so easy to achieve.

    GIF of reviewer sweeping dust into bagless vacuum
    GIF of reviewer sweeping dust into bagless vacuum

    After debris is collected into the vacuum's canister, an indicator light will turn on to let you know when the canister is full and ready to be emptied out. Pull the canister out and dump debris into the trash without spilling crumbs and dirt everywhere.

    Promising review: "I hate cleaning but get annoyed with the clumps of dog hair and bits of things on my kitchen floor...I usually just vacuum my tile with the vacuum which is a pain. This thing is so easy to just sweep things into and it sucks them right up. Sure it's more expensive than my actual vacuum but I've only had it three days and have used it two times." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $114 (available in six colors).

    24. An internet address and password logbook to help keep track of your important login info for social media, online banking, school portals, and more. Sorry but yourname123 isn't a good password, no matter how easy it is to remember.

    the cover of the book
    a page of the inside of the book
    Amazon

    Promising review: "When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember, it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book! I HIGHLY recommend this!!" —Carole P

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    25. A car cache that'll finally allow you to keep your purse next to you without it taking up your arm rest space, falling into the backseat, or making whoever is in the passenger seat hold it for you. You can also use this to help prevent your furry friend in the back seat from trying to climb their way up front while you're driving. 

    the car cache installed in a car
    a reviewer photo of their purse being supported by the car cache

    Promising review: "Um, holy grail! My purse has always taken up my passenger seat. If I have a passenger, it's sitting next to me in the driver's seat. I have a large LV bag that doesn't have a zipper to close it up. Any time I would brake even a tiny bit harder than usual, everything would go sliding off to the floor if I didn't mom-arm it. I got so sick of picking up the contents of my purse (I live in So Cal and drive A LOT). I saw this in a random article on FB, read the glowing reviews, and bought it immediately. YOU GUYS, this is AMAZING! It keeps my purse in place and doesn't slip out on either side. It took all of two minutes to install. LOVE!" —MsJoy

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

    26. An oil spray mister so you can coat all of your meals with just the right amount of oil without getting your hands messy. 

    Promising review: "This is a great item for lightly spraying salads, roasting vegetables, or adding some oil to a prepared plate of pasta. Avoids using more oil than necessary so that’s a savings right there. I also use it to put a light coating of oil on all my cast-iron cookware to prevent rust. Best of all, it looks great on the dinner table. Lots of uses which really makes it an asset in the kitchen. It seems that it should last a while so I think it is worth the few bucks spent." —clancy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    27. A bottle of Liquid Latex — if you're anything like me, you tend to be a litttttttle messy when it comes to painting your own nails and end up with a fair amount on your skin. Apply this handy solution first, paint your nails, and peel it off after with ease. 

    manicured hand with blue latex barrier around painted nails
    Ellison's Organics /Etsy

    Ellison's Organics is a small business based in San Antonio, Texas that sells vegan and cruelty-free polish and nail products.

    Promising review: "I’m still learning how to make sure I get all of the edges without getting the latex on my nail so I can paint them properly — but that’s me, not the product. I’m right-handed but I swear I was born with two left hands. It took me a few minutes to make sure I did a decent job, but once I put the polish on and pulled the latex off, I was so impressed! Overall, a great purchase." —Etsy Customer

    Get it from Ellison's Organics on Etsy for $7.99.

    28. Bed sheet fasteners so you can ensure your sheets actually stay in place, no matter how all over the place you are in your sleep. These will also make it easier and quicker to make your bed in the morning!

    Loose sheets on a bed
    Same sheets spread tightly across mattress

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    29. Wine drops for adding to your fave glass of vino so you can prevent the dreaded wine headache that follows. 

    BuzzFeed editor putting drops into glass of red wine
    The drop it bottle in editor's hand
    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed

    Drop It recommends 1–2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2–3 for a glass of red, and 7–9 if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you're good to go.

    Promising review: "I became really sensitive to wine in my 30s and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem what so ever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    30. A cleaning checklist to help make the overwhelming task of cleaning your living space feel manageable. This printable sheet organizes cleaning tasks by different rooms on different days of the week so you don't feel like you have to tackle everything all at once. 

    the cleaning checklist
    Creative Type Store / Etsy

    Creative Type Store is an Etsy shop based in Warman, Canada that sells illustrated prints to help make your life more organized. 

    Promising review: "Great for what I needed! I had started my own schedule, but felt like I was forgetting things, too much to do in a day, etc. This is super helpful!" —Erin Brie

    Get it from Creative Type Store on Etsy for $4.54.