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    If You Want To Make Your Life A Bit Easier, Try Buying One Of These 25 Products

    Speaking from personal experience here when I tell you that the Snuggle Puppy made life with a new puppy so much easier.

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    1. A PhoneSoap to clean all the yucky germs off your phone, because — news flash! — you bring your phone everywhere with you, so it's germ-y and deserves a good cleaning, ok?!

    The PhoneSoap in aqua
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    We recently purchased a PhoneSoap for our house, and I have to say, it's really great! It's so easy to use! You just put in your phone, your keys, credit cards, cash, etc., closet the cover, and in about 10 minutes, it's clean! It's much easier and a lot less wasteful than having to wipe down everything with wipes. Plus, during this time of life, it gives extra peace of mind that things we touch and use regularly are sanitized after running out to do errands.

    Promising review: "What a perfect gadget for getting your phone clean. After touching who knows what while commuting to work, and it being that time of year everyone around you gets sick, this comes in handy. After the first use it looked great, and then I wiped it down with the sponge that came with it. I feel so much better about using my phone now." —Crystal Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $73.44+ (available in six colors).

    2. A shopping bag carrier so you can pick up a bunch of bags at a time and easily carry them to your car or inside the house.

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    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 $9.95.

    3. A Snuggle Puppy that's basically a miracle solution to helping ease your pup's loneliness and separation anxiety — it's especially perfect for those crate-training their furry bbs.

    BuzzFeed Editor, Samantha Wieder's (aka me) puppy laying next to the Snuggle Puppy
    The Snuggle Puppy kit
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Last year my family made the wonderful decision to get an adorable Havanese puppy named Bailey (pictured left). Bailey experienced some major separation anxiety in those first few days/nights and we knew for the sake of our sanity and sleep schedule that we had to find a solution. Enter: The Snuggle Puppy.

    It comes with a little red heartbeat ticker and heat packs (we actually didn't even use the heat packs), that you simply place into the middle of the dog, velcro it shut, and it's heartbeat helps to make your puppy feel less alone and simulate the feeling of cuddling up to their mom. I swear this thing must be made with pixie dust because within an hour of putting this in his crate, Bailey stopped crying and was fast asleep next to it. If you opt to get the kit (we did), it also comes with two toys and a fleece blanket.

    Bailey is a little over a year old now so he doesn't use the puppy for comfort like he did those first few weeks, but it's STILL his favorite toy. Seriously, he loves it so much that he is constantly attempting to see if he can pick it up and bring it with him outside when we go on walks. We got him another one for his birthday and he loves it just as much as he loves the first one. It's on the pricy side for a plush dog toy, but considering how much it helped save our sanity and how much Bailey still adores it, it's a million percent worth it. This is always at the top of the list of my recommendations for friends bringing home puppies because it's just that good.

    Get it from Amazon: the Snuggle Puppy for $38.64+ (available in five colors), and the Snuggle Puppy kit for $69.95.

    4. Reusable microfiber mop pads for a greener, more cost-efficient way of keeping your floors clean. Buying new mop pads every few weeks and then tossing them in the garbage will now be a thing of the past!

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    Promising review: "This is one of the best purchases I made and here’s why. It comes in a set of four pads and it will last you a long while. I have only used two of them and they come out of washer and dryer just as new as when they went in. It also absorbs any liquid cleaner you use and there’s no streak or damp spots where you can slip or fall while cleaning, like when you use dry/pre-soaked disposable pads — and it also cleans smoothly on the surface and picks up dirt 10 times better than disposable pads. My family has used them for about month to give it a fair shot and am so glad I got these pads. No more waiting for coupons to come in Sunday newspaper to buy throwaway pads! I highly recommend these guys!" —HJ

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.95.

    5. Magnetic barbecue lights so grilling up all your favorites for dinner doesn't have to feel like a race against the sun going down for the night. Anyone up for a late-night burger?

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    Promising review: "Just bought a new grill and needed some decent lighting since most of my meals are done at night. These two lights attach only to the lid of my grill because the side tables aren’t magnetic but the flex necks make the lighting very versatile. The light is bright and illuminates the grill well. The color of the light is good too. I'm very pleased so far. Seems durable. I plan on keeping it in its storage when not in use and hope to get plenty of use out of it." —Ryan Smith

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    6. 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 from escaping in the summer, and warmth from escaping in the winter, so you can save energy, too!

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    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 $7.97 (available in four colors).

    7. A leather cable organizer that's chic and pretty, but best of all? Very useful. Say goodbye to a messy tangle of wires and hello to organization.

    the various colored cable organizers
    person holding the organizer in green with a headphone wire going through it
    Darrell Standing / Etsy

    Darrell Standing is a small business based out of Berdyans'k, Ukraine and sells a wide variety of leather handmade accessories from wallets, to watch cases, to travel accessories, and more!

    Promising review: "These are great, they're exactly as pictured and do exactly what I need them to do — keep my cords together and keep everything neat! I was surprised to find that they even threw a couple in for free! I really appreciate it because I ended up being able to use the extras. Would highly recommend this shop to anyone/everyone." —Shawna

    Get it from Darrell Standing on Etsy for $3.90 (available in 12 colors).

    8. A set of toilet fizzing bombs to make cleaning your porcelain throne so easy, you may actually enjoy it?! All you have to do is drop one or two of these in the bowl, swish them around in the water a bit with a cleaning wand, wait five minutes, scrub, and flush! Less time cleaning your toilet = more time spent watching Netflix.

    bag of toilet bombs next to some of the toilet bombs
    Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

    Juniperseed Mercantile is a woman-owned Etsy shop based in Littleton, Colorado that sells Earth-friendly baby, body, and home goods like washable nursing pads, all natural hand and body lotion, wood furniture cream, and more!

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! 15 minutes later and my toilet is looking brand new with minimal effort. I would recommend this to everyone!" —shelby rieth

    Get a pack of eight from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $10.

    9. A wearable nail polish holder so you can easily give yourself a fresh mani anywhere at home, minus the risk of spilling. Suddenly painting my nails a dark color while sitting on a white couch feels like a beautiful possibility.

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    Be sure to check out our write-up of the wonderful tweexy wearable nail polish holder!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? Definitely helps with DIY nail projects. When I had no idea this polish holder existed, I tried to find creative ways to hold my polish, so that it would be in a convenient spot. However, I never found that really worked for me, or felt comfortable. This holder holds all of my nail polishes easily and is very comfortable to wear. I love that the finger holes on the bottom are not enclosed so you can just pull the holder off without ruining your paint job. Just one tip: move the holder to your pointer finger when doing your thumb." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in various colors).

    10. A handy utensil that'll slice, core, and scoop melons. Stop buying it pre-cut! It's more expensive that way and this gadget will make cutting it up so much more simple. You're welcome!

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    Promising review: "This gadget is pretty neat; I am pretty happy with my purchase. I love eating watermelon, but hate cutting it into dices. It is so easy to use and completely transformed how we eat watermelon. If you don't own one, try it, you will love it." —Jiajian Xu

    Get it from Amazon for $12.37.

    11. A pet hair remover glove to make brushing your dog's hair easier for both of you. They'll love how it feels against their skin, and you'll love that they're happy!

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan after brushing her dog with the glove
    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My dog is perfect in every way but he has recently started to shed and I am finding that all my clothes are covered in his fur. (According to his vet, it’s common for Frenchies to go through more shedding in the fall and spring to make way for a new ~seasonally-appropriate~ coat.) I had seen this pet grooming glove all over the internet, so I figured I’d give it a try. And boy oh good boy, it genuinely works. The glove is super comfortable and using it couldn’t be more foolproof: just put it on and run your hands through your pet’s fur. That’s it! The silicone grooves pick up so much fur with ease. Like, my dog looks close to hairless. HOW is he shedding so much!?!? After a few runs, I found that I would have to remove fur from the glove before continuing (you can pick up the fur with your other hand or run the glove under some water — either works) but it’s no biggie. The silicone actually makes it really easy to keep this clean.

    We got Rockie when he was 5 and he’d been riddled with skin issues and allergies, so I was pretty nervous to use anything that could potentially aggravate his conditions. However! Not only does this *not* bother his skin, but he….loves this. A lot. He starts snoring after exactly two run-throughs on his back. Also, his coat looks SO shiny after each use! TL;DR: this is one of those inexpensive add-ons that any pet owner should have on hand." —AnaMaria Glavan, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A measurement conversion decal so you can refer to this handy cheat sheet while cooking and baking instead of having to constantly rely on a Google search.

    the decals hanging inside of a kitchen cabinet
    LatigoLace / Etsy

    LatigoLace is a small business that sells these super helpful, aesthetically-pleasing kitchen measurement decals to seriously help simplify the task of figuring out the right conversions.

    Promising review: "I am so happy with this purchase! It was one of the things on my list of things to better organize my kitchen! Great quality and just what I had hoped for!" —Ann Riley

    Get it from LatigoLace on Etsy for $13+ (available in four sizes, and two colors).

    13. A zipper puller to make the near-impossible task of zipping up your dress by yourself SO EASY! FINALLY!

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    Promising review: "For decades I've been going through contortions to zip up zippers at the back of my dresses or tops when my husband is not on hand to help me. But recently I bought a really cute, REALLY snug (at the rib cage) jacquard dress for an upcoming event that I will dress for alone at a hotel. When I first tried it on at the store, I had to ask another customer in the dressing room to zip me up and down...there was just no way I could contort enough to do it myself. But I wanted the dress. So when I got home, I went on Amazon to see what kind of zipper puller-uppers were out there. I was hoping to spend $10-12, but after reading all the reviews I decided I had to have something that would not fail me. So I ordered the Zipuller because it had the best reviews and looked the sturdiest. It has worked every time I have used it. Even on that really snug dress. The zipper tab didn't come out of the clasp when I was zipping past the hardest part. Yay! I'm sold and won't be without it from here on out when I know I will need help." —Southern Gal

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

    14. A cleaning essentials kit so you can easily make your own nontoxic cleaning products at home. Plus, thanks to the reusable bottles, you'll be cutting down on waste and saving money on refills.

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    gif of the writer dropping the cleaner tablet into spray bottle of water
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    Promising review: "Listen, maybe it's just a Me Problem, but I always get kind of confused about what cleaning products to use where — they're usually dangerous chemicals and I don't want to mess up! With Blueland, it's honestly a relief to have the bottles labeled, telling me exactly where to use each product. And it's doubly a relief to know that they're all ~clean~ cleaning products regardless.

    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." —Rachel Dunkel, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Blueland for $39.

    15. A veggie chopper to quickly chop, slice, dice, and spiralize your produce — you thought meal prepping was tedious but now it's actually quite...enjoyable?!

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    Comes with four interchangeable blades so you can julienne, chop, slice, and cut easily! This is FDA-approved, BPA-free, and can be fully disassembled and put in the top rack of the dishwasher. It also has a soft-grip handle to make prepping your ingredients easy on your hands.

    Promising review: "I'm not usually a fan of kitchen gadgets because they either don't work as advertised or are more trouble than they're worth when it comes to cleaning them. But this little vegetable chopper is a great little tool that does a wonderful job of chopping and dicing very quickly and uniformly. It's also very easy to clean. I use it almost daily in my kitchen." —Izzy Luggs

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    16. Ceiling fan pull chains so the next time you wake up all sweaty at 3 a.m. in dire need of a nice breeze, you can do just that without accidentally turning the lights on.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely adorable! They add panache to the fan, and you never have to worry about which pull to choose. The set also makes it easier for me to reach them. They do not get in the way and are a sturdy fit into the original chain. Would highly recommend to anyone." —Scholar Mama

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two finishes).

    17. A 3-in-1 avocado slicer to help you slice, pit, and scoop nature's butter in a pinch.

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    Features a soft, comfy nonslip grip. This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I used to laugh at this kind of product until my friend was using hers. It made it all so easy! Honestly, I can't believe someone as clumsy as me was functioning without it. Where I used to use a knife and spoon or fork to deal with avocados, it's now just this one thing. Each part of the tool does its job really well, and it's easy to clean. Love it so much. Even if you're not a clever tool kinda person, just get it. It's worth it." —kikikitten

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    18. Dishwasher and laundry detergent pods that are biodegradable and made with natural, plant-derived ingredients so you can say goodbye to the days of measuring out the right amount of chemical-ridden liquid detergents. 

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    bag of laundry detergent pods
    Public Goods

    Public Goods is a small business based in New York that offers low prices on high-quality sustainable products from household cleaners, to hair and body, to grocery items, and more. Annual membership is $59, but if you're interested in buying products like the detergent pods above before committing to a membership, you can sign up for a free two-week trial!

    Get a pack of 24 pods from Public Goods for $6.95: the dishwasher pods here and the laundry pods here.

    19. A universal cleaning gel perfect for getting rid of dust, hairs, crumbs, and more from things like technology items and your car. It's like playing with slime WHILE cleaning, so it's a win/win.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this product to clean those little spaces in my car filled with random crumbs from my husband and dog hair, and it works amazing. Picked up everything and didn’t leave a residue. The lemon scent was faint and didn’t overpower the vehicle while I was cleaning it. But this definitely got in all the little nooks and crannies." —Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77.

    20. A false eyelash applicator that'll make the way-more-difficult-than-it-needs-to-be-task of applying falsies much quicker and easier than just using your fingers.

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    Promising review: "Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can't believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in one minute less with this tool." —CITY Beauty

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98+ (available in five colors).

    21. A 3-in-1 BBQ tool featuring a dual-spatula system with serrated edges for flipping and cutting food. It can also be used as tongs that are wide enough to grab a whole chicken or roast.

    A person flipping a burger on the grill with the BBQ tool
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Bought it for my son in law for Christmas, a grill master! Loved not burning his wrist on the big grill, and can pick up all large cuts of meat and small pieces of vegetable without a problem. Very well-made. Extremely pleased with this purchase!" —Joyce

    Get it from The Grommet for $17.95.

    22. A floral bill tracker that'll 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!

    Get it from Daisy & Decor on Etsy for $11.90+ (available in three patterns).

    23. Anti-slip silicone glasses sleeves to keep your eyewear where it belongs, ya know, on your face, and NOT slipping and sliding down to the floor and risking getting broken AGAIN.

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    Promising review: "I was a little dubious about these, but my daughter's glasses were always falling off her face and to the floor, so if I could spend a couple of bucks to save her expensive glasses, it was worth a shot. In fact, because you get five pairs, I put a set on my glasses, and I'll be darned if they don't work really well. They add a little bit of bulk to your glasses so if you're extremely fashion-conscious, it's not like tape-on-the-bridge nerdy, but it's there. But if you're more concerned about having your glasses feel like they're going to stay put on your head, then you'll like these. They aren't too thick so you don't really notice them on your ears. In fact, because of the soft silicone, they actually result in less of the occasional soreness I would get from my glasses on my ears sometimes." —Domenico Bettinelli

    Get a pack of five pairs (10 total) from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A plant food spike that'll keep your plants fed for up to two months!

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    It's recommended to change the spikes every 30 days during the spring and summer months!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get them from Amazon for $2.99/24 spikes, or $9.98/48 spikes.

    25. Colorful Post-it notes for jotting down ideas and reminders and sticking them in easy-to-remember spots.

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    Target

    Comes with six packs — each pack has 65 sheets!

    Promising review: "These sticky notes help keep me organized. Black and blue ink pens are easy to read on these bright-colored notes." —Cam

    Get a pack of 70 from Target for $5.39.

    26. Home Chef, while technically ~a service and not a product,~ will send you everything you need to make delicious meals right at home. No more gross combinations of random ingredients you think would taste good together, frozen dinners, or getting bored with the same old thing every week.

    Steak and wild mushroom risotto in a bowl
    Butternut squash alfredo gnocchi in a bowl
    Home Chef

    Pictured above: Steak and Wild Mushroom Risotto with toasted pine nuts and Asiago (left), Butternut Squash Alfredo Gnocchi with kale and Asiago cheese (right)

    Get it from Home Chef: two-person plan starting at $35.96/2 meals per week; four-person plan starting at $71.92/2 meals per week; six-person plan starting at $107.88/2 meals per week

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