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    30 Things To Buy If You're Lazy As Heck And Want A Personal Assistant

    It's what you deserve.

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    1. An Instant Pot ready to be your personal chef. It can whip up a wide variety of foods like slow cooked meals, rice, steamed vegetables, and more. Just dump everything in the pot, press a button or two, and walk away.


    Combines six kitchen appliances in one — pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, and warmer. It can prepare food up to 70% faster. It can keep food warm automatically for up to 10 hours, and there are three temperatures for sauté and slow-cook. The inner cooking pot, lid, and steam-rack are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is probably the only kitchen appliance I've ever bought that has earned permanent status on my kitchen counter. I use it at least three times a week. It's particularly perfect for vegans and WFPB-eaters. I can cook beans and grains from scratch in no time! Such a wonderful investment. I liked it so much that I got one for each of my sisters for the holidays. Best. Thing. Ever." —cynthia w. rogers

    Check out our review of the incredible Instant Pot!

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A TubShroom to catch your hair in the shower and prevent your drain from getting clogged up. The only thing required on your end is to take this baby out, wipe it, and put it back into the drain, so it can continue making your life easier.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this little rubber strainer, but I needed something to save my drains from the piles of hair that fall out of my head. I tried others, and they all failed miserably. This thing is amazing! It fit into my standard drain perfectly, and I don't think a single hair slipped by it. It was pretty gross to see how much hair I lost in just one shower, but it was comforting to know it wasn't clogging my drain. Clean up is super easy, too. I just took a tissue and wiped it from top to bottom, grabbing all the hair as the soft rubber strainer released it all easily. Not a hair was caught in it. Best strainer I've ever had. I strongly recommend it!!!" —Lawyer For Justice

    Check out our review of the kinda gross, but truly lifesaving TubShroom!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04+ (available in six colors).

    3. A windshield that'll shield your front windows from getting all snow-covered and frosty — because who the heck wants to stand out in the frigid cold and scrape ice off, while waiting on the de-froster to heat up. Not me, not you, not anyone.


    This is water-, dust-, sun-, and frost-proof, and fire-retardant! Just keep this covered on your vehicle while it's parked in the driveway or a parking lot, peel it off before getting in the car, and no snow/ice scraping needed!

    Promising review: "This is the best windshield cover I ever bought, it stays put, non-sticky to the windshield, cover from snow, and easy to remove, love to use it before a snow storm. I am thinking of buying another one for my back windshield." —Catzzzz

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. A lap desk table for those whose loyalty extends so far as to not wanting to leave their bed or their couch to eat a meal, or do work. Big mood, TBH.


    Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (originally $43.50).

    5. And while we're on the subject, there's zero reason why you shouldn't buy a bathtub caddy to enjoy binge-watching Netflix, drinking some coffee, eating a snack, all while having yourself a nice hot bubble bath.


    Get it from Amazon for $49.09.

    6. A rapid egg cooker that'll make your favorites, whether that's poached, boiled... or maybe scrambled eggs! Or how about an omelet?! You can pick whichever one you're feeling, but you don't have to stand over the stove waiting and waiting and waiting on your brekkie to cook. You're welcome.


    It also features an auto-shutoff function! It can boil up to six eggs at a time, poach up to two eggs at a time, or make an omelet! There's a poaching tray, omelet tray, a six-egg holder tray, a measuring cup, a recipe book, and access to a recipe database. All non-electric parts are dishwasher-safe!

    "I make a lot of eggs. I love ramen, and a nice soft-boiled egg just makes me swoon. I've tried all sorts of techniques. Boiling, baking, sous vide, pressure cooked. And I haven't found a 100% no-stuck-shells, no-explosions, no-undercooked method yet. Till this silly little thing. Worked perfectly. I'll be honest, unboxing it I thought I was duped. Felt cheap and was pretty small, but heck, let's give it a shot. So easy! And made a perfect egg. On my first go at it. The buzzer is god awful. And the boiler plate stains immediately. Who cares. This thing is awesome. God this thing is awesome." —Mr. Mcgoo

    To learn more about this EGGcellent product, check out our write-up of the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker!

    Get it from Amazon for $18.56+ (available in five colors).

    7. An iRobot Roomba so you can ditch vacuuming your own floors, and sit back on the couch while you watch your new best friend get busy.


    Vacuum uses iAdapt 2.0 Navigation and vSLAM technology so the robot can map its surroundings around your home. It has a three-stage cleaning system that loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt, dust, and pet hair. It can clean under beds, sofas, and a variety of hard-to-reach areas. Its high-efficiency filter can catch about 99% of allergens, pollen, and dust. This vacuum can connect to Wi-Fi, and works well on both carpets and hard floors. Download the iRobot Home app here.

    Promising review: "We ran this for the first time today. It really knows where it is. Covered our upstairs pretty thoroughly. It took a while to navigate around the dining room chairs. I will lift them up on the table next run and the process will be faster. It went under living room chairs and under our bed. It had to return back to home base to recharge about 3/4 of the way through. Never got lost, or caught on anything. The app is great, and it stayed in communication with our Wi-Fi just fine. We may buy another for our finished basement. Yes, we are really lazy." —Sandy Elliott

    Get it from Amazon for $549 (originally $699).

    8. A color-changing LED night-light with an auto-turn on/shut-off function, so you never have to remember to turn off your nightlight when you're rushing to get out of the house in the morning, and you never have to remember to turn it on before hitting the hay at night.


    It features eight different colors, and three color modes — color-changing, soft white, or choose your favorite of the eight colors. It also has light-sensing technology so it'll turn on at dusk and turn off at dawn.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39 (originally $9.99).

    9. A six-pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets so the machine you rely on to clean the things you use to eat, isn't gunking them up even more.


    These tablets remove odor-causing residue and help get rid of lime and mineral build-up that naturally occurs inside dishwashers. The tablet is designed to last throughout the entire wash cycle, and is recommended for use about once a month. These are safe to use in stainless steel tub and plastic tub dishwashers.

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener no longer was doing its job, so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh in a magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get them from Amazon for $5.40.

    10. And on that same note, you may also wanna get a six-pack of washing machine cleaning tablets, because my guess is when you're doing laundry, you want your dirty clothes not coming out dirtier and smelling funky. Fair assumption?


    These are safe to use with front-load washing machines and top-load washing machines, and both high efficiency and conventional machines. Recommended to use once a month!

    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted, for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build-up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." —Kelli Crawford

    To learn more about these little miracle tablets, check out our write-up of Affresh Washing Machine Tablets.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.97 (originally $13.98).

    11. An Amazon Dash Button to give you the power to re-order your favorite, everyday items like toothpaste, energy bars, and more just by pushing a DANG BUTTON.


    Dash buttons connect to Wi-Fi so that you can re-order your favorite items at the literal push of a button. You select the product your button is paired with through the Amazon App which is available for both Android and iOS. Plus, after your first press, you'll receive a $4.99 credit, so it's basically like the button itself is FREE!!!!

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. A Nest Learning Thermostat that'll literally learn your temperature patterns and control the thermostat in your house accordingly throughout the day and night, plus it'll help lower energy bills, so you're not using too much AC or heat at times when it's not needed.


    This amazing product will learn your temperature habits and automatically adjust the room temperature to help you save $$!! It has an easy-to-read, light up display, AND if you have an Alexa device, it works with Alexa voice control! Download the Nest app here.

    Promising review: "Love my Nest! Installation was very simple, and it's been working great. Our first week (when it 'learned' our habits) fell during a transition week in the fall when we alternated between the AC and the heat. The system was still able to put together a fairly good pattern for us. The app is also very easy to use." —MDS

    Get it from Amazon for $217+ (available in four finishes).

    13. A Keurig machine capable of making more than just coffee — this model allows coffee fanatics to enjoy things like lattes, cappuccinos, and even brew up concentrated coffee shots from their favorite K-Cups. Bye, Starbucks line!


    This of course makes regular coffee like a typical Keurig machine, but can also make concentrated shots from your favorite K-Cup, and lattes and cappuccinos with the included froth, which, BTW, is dishwasher-safe. The water reservoir allows you to brew up to six cups of coffee before needing to be re-filled. Plus, it automatically turns off two hours after the last brew to save energy!

    Promising review: "I am already in love with this machine. It makes an amazing latte. I have been waiting for Keurig to come out with one. We have an espresso machine, but we never use it because it was such a pain to make anything with it. Making a latte is so easy and clean up is a breeze with this new machine. Makes great regular coffee, just like you expect with a Keurig machine." —Sarah Bradshaw

    Get it from Amazon for $174+ (available in three finishes).

    14. A deep kneading massager to use on your neck, back, shoulders, from anywhere. You can go ahead and call the masseuse you never had and tell them it's over, I'm sure they're gonna be very upset.


    Promising review: "Just got this in today. I suffer from a bunch of migraines caused by a stressful job. First impression, this dude is way sturdier and bigger than I figured it would’ve been. I used it to help ease up some of the knots and tension I carry in my shoulders and neck. I’m very impressed. I think for $40 it’s well worth the shot. And if you don’t like it, just re-gift it. I mean it's cheaper than one massage. I think this thing will save me money and help my tension headaches. Treat yo' self." —Emily Johns

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in two colors).

    15. An automatic pan stirrer with a timer that'll literally stir things you're cooking up over-the-stove like pasta sauces or eggs — give your hand a break, it's what it deserves.


    Just place in your pan with a simmering, or low-heat liquid, set the timer, and let it do the stirring for you! Not recommended for use with boiling liquids. And do not submerse the motor unit into liquid!

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    16. A bedside caddy to store things you don't feel like leaving the comfort of your bed to get — the remote, glasses, a book, maybe some snacks, IDK man, it's your life!


    Get it from Amazon for $6.90+ (available in three colors).

    17. An Echo smart speaker with Alexa for — sure, of course, playing music — but also like basically having an actual assistant in your home. You can ask Alexa questions, request the weather, find out sports scores, call a cab, etc. You have infinite possibilities.


    This baby can play music, read the news, set alarms and timers, answer your questions, control compatible smart home devices, and more! You can also use this to make hands-free calls, drop in on other rooms in your house, and even make announcements to other rooms with compatible device! Download the Alexa app from iTunes here, or Google Play here.

    Promising review: "I was a bit cautious about buying this, but it went on sale and I figured, even if I hate it I can return it. Well, I LOVE IT! I am not a super tech-savvy guy, but I had it set up and playing music within 20 minutes of it being delivered to my home. I used my iPad to 'install' it, (after getting the free Alexa app), and that was it. No problems. Sound is fantastic, and even though I bought it mainly for the music, I use it to ask about the weather, how far is the nearest Domino's Pizza, and how late does my local grocery store stay open. If you like to listen to music, and ask general questions, this is fantastic. If you are really interested, you can do all kinds of other stuff with it. I think I will keep it simple. Highly recommended!" —S. R. Bullock

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (originally $99.99, available in four colors).

    18. A Crock-Pot that'll allow you to put in your favorite ingredients, seal the lid, and let it slow cook them, so you can come home with a delicious meal at the end of day.


    This 7 quart slow cooker can serve up about eight or more people, and can fit a 6 pound roast. It features an easy-to-use locking lid so you can prevent leaks on-the-go. You can set it to high for quicker cooking, or set on low for more of a slow roast, with a warm setting to keep food warm, but no longer cooking until you're ready to serve. The lid and removable stoneware are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I've had one of these for a few years and it's my favorite of all my slow cookers. My sister borrowed it once, and promptly put it on her Christmas wishlist. Its oblong shape allows it to fit comfortably on counters, breakfast bars, etc., without 'overhanging,' and risking being knocked over. The locking lid with the rubberized ring is great when transporting it, (no leaking, even when using liners). The other thing I really appreciate is the 'warm' option. It has allowed food to stay warm for hours without continuing to cook it, (which the low function does)." —Bast

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49 (originally $49.99).

    19. A 12-pack of water bottle cleaning tablets so you can forget about having to use a brush and dish soap to get the gross smells out of your re-usable water bottle. Just drop one of these in with warm water, let it fizz for 15-30 minutes while you do something else, empty and rinse, and voila!

    Tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe. They're individually packaged, and don't require any additional brushing or scrubbing. Good for use on stainless steel bottles, mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, dishes, and hard-to-clean plastic containers and bottles.

    Promising review: "In all fairness, I first heard of this product while watching Shark Tank, and their pitch was impressive so I gave the underdog a try. Now, I'm on my fourth re-order. My whole family drinks out of various name brand bottles, coffee mugs, etc. The fact is, they are rarely cleaned because they are a part of our daily lives and they are a pain in the ar$e to clean, because of the inconvenience that they are not dishwasher-safe, or don't fit. The answer is these tablets. They work and they're simple to use." —K.R.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A car sauce dip clip to ensure you always have a second pair of hands to hold your dipping sauces while driving — it's a very important part of the driving while eating chicken nuggets and/or french fries process, OK?!


    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.60+ (available in two colors, and two sizes).

    21. A KitchenAid stand mixer that'll put an end to you having to stir your own ingredients. Long gone are the days of tiring your arm out just because you wanted to make some freaking chocolate chip cookies. Plus, this thing will last you a v long time, so it's extremely worth the investment, promise.


    This stand mixer has 10 different speeds from very slow stir all the way to very fast whip to meet all your prepping needs. It comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip. It features a 5 quart stainless-steel bowl, a head tilt back for easier access, and a two-piece pouring shield.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife to help with our annual massive Christmas cookie bake-off. We had this thing filled to the brim with various types of dough and icing all day, and it kept up with ease. Everything worked great. The motor seemed to keep up without any straining. Going to this from a decent hand-mixer was like going from a Kia to a Mercedes. We're eager to get and use some more attachments!" —M Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $399 (originally $569.99, available in 27 colors).

    22. An AeroGarden for anyone who has ever thought like, maybe it would be kinda fun to grow some plants or herbs of their own, but then thought of the daily commitment it would require, laughed, and quickly let go of the dream.


    It comes with seeds for Genovese basil, curly parsley, dill, mint, thyme, Thai basil, as well as Miracle-Gro plant food. The energy-efficient LED grow lights automatically turn on and off and the system reminds you when to water and add plant food.

    Check out our review of this super easy-to-use AeroGarden!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $89.99 (originally $189.99, available in two colors).

    23. A shower cupholder so you can sit and relax in the bath with your favorite drink (alcoholic or not) without having to hold it with your own precious hands the entire time. Because... you're not a peasant.


    This thing is ideal to hang on glass, mirror, and glazed tile. It's made of strong, recyclable, dishwasher-safe ABS plastic.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    24. An Alexa-compatible microwave — because it's 2019 and the thought of having to physically get up from the couch to re-heat your food item sitting in your microwave is a daunting AF task when you can just ask Alexa to do it for you.


    The future is here, people. Now you can ask Alexa to microwave popcorn, defrost veggies, or heat up your dinner for you. It also allows you to re-order popcorn when you run low, and you can save 10% on popcorn orders, thanks to Amazon Dash replenishment technology! It features 10 power levels, a kitchen timer, a child look, a turntable, and has a compact size that helps to save space.

    Promising review: "Although the Alexa integration seemed a little gimmicky at first, I quickly changed my mind after realizing how simple it was to use. Traditional microwaves have a million features, but honestly, do you even know how to use half of them? Gone are the days of pushing a button and looking at cryptic abbreviated text on the numerical LED screen, wondering what input it is expecting. For those wary of Alexa turning the microwave on for 90 hours instead of playing music, I have found it has quite a few safeguards. First, it will only turn on for reasonable amounts of times, (my attempt to microwave tea for 10 or 100 hours did not work). Second, it is aware of how long ago the door was opened. If it has been too long, it will let you know this and not start. This will prevent the microwave from turning on inadvertently with nothing in it. One of the novel features is the ability for the microwave to keep track of your popcorn supply and automatically re-orders once you get low." —RainNW

    Get it from Amazon for $41.99 (originally $59.99).

    25. A MakeUp Eraser for the easiest way to take off your makeup — no more scrubbing and wiping multiple times. Just wet the cloth with water, take a swipe or two and watch it work magic, for real, for real.

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    Literally all you need to do is wet the cloth with water, that's it. No chemicals, nothing yucky, just a cloth and water. Actual magic.

    Promising review: "I purchased this based on positive reviews and now know that they didn't even touch how amazing this product is. I was tired of using mascara removers and washing my face and still having makeup on. Well, that problem is now gone. This product seriously does what it says — it erases makeup! I could not believe the way it removed my makeup the first time I used it! I use it for a week, toss it in the wash, and use it again. I was wondering how it would clean up in the laundry, and it always looks brand new. I no longer have to use chemicals to remove my makeup!" —StaceyB

    BTW, this was our $$ pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews. Check out our review of this incredible makeup eraser!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    26. A Sous Vide cooker to help you make restaurant-worthy meals with minimal effort. So minimal you don't even have to be in the kitchen while your food is cooking. I'm not kidding.


    The temperature range is 32–197 degrees F. The cooker can be controlled right from your phone, so you don't even have to stay in the kitchen while cooking. It also provides cooking notifications, and stays connected through Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you get access to over 1,000 recipes, so you'll have inspiration for yummy meals! Get the Anova app here.

    Promising review: "Since I started cooking sous vide, my family says my cooking has gone to a new level. I started with the original Anova, and just recently picked up this Nano. The Nano is awesome because it's much smaller vs. the first Anova, making it easier to store in a drawer or something. It sounds trivial but by making it easier to grab. Set-up is so much quicker, and I can cook a beef roast for 30 hours without adding ANY water. If you're just starting out in sous vide, I recommend this cooker." —Jeff Nichols

    Get it from Amazon for $79.

    27. An umbrella hat that'll prevent you from ever needing to hold your own umbrella. Now you can walk out of a coffee shop when it's rainy, holding your coffee with BOTH hands. Revolutionary.


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

    28. A vegetable chopper for those who wanna cook homemade meals, but are so daunted by the thought of prepping the ingredients, they're already ordering Seamless a fourth night in a row.


    It holds up to 4 cups at a time! Includes stainless steel discs, a cleaning brush, and a recipe e-book for inspo! This is FDA-certified, BPA-free, and all parts are dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I have been using the regular onion chopper and I always break them. I found that the design for this new chopper concentrates weight and pressure to prevent cracking. It looks stronger and I like that it has different types of knives. Personally, I can not live without a chopper because I love preparing ceviche and I refuse to spend hours cutting vegetables. Yesterday I even cut an apple and my daughter was happy to eat it (usually it takes a lot to make her eat fruits). My rating is 5 stars." —e. baron

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    29. A Ring video doorbell to see and respond to guests at your front door without needing to get up, or even be home for that matter. I mean, we've ditched talking on the phone for texting. Let's make 2019 the year we answer the door from our bedrooms instead of at the front door.


    It allows you see, hear, and speak to visitors at your door from your phone, tablet, or computer. It'll send you alerts as soon is motion is detected, or when visitors ring the bell. It works with any home, whether you have doorbell wires existing or not! It also has infrared night vision! You can check on your home at any time using Live View on-demand video. It also works with Alexa! Plus, if someone steals your bell, they'll replace it for free.

    Promising review: "This is a great way to view who is coming to your door without opening the door. You can even view and speak to whomever is there from a remote site, so no one has to know that you aren't home. I have seen some reviews that mentioned that a thief or a scammer can tell that they are on camera — that is a good thing, not a bad one. I want this to be a deterrent to anyone standing at my door who shouldn't be. I was also very pleased by the customer service. My motion sensor did not work, although if the doorbell was used, it notified me. After suggesting various very simple quick fixes, all by computer chat, the representative told me a replacement was on the way. It was overnighted and came to me right away. I simply had to return the defective unit in a pre-paid return envelope. I would not hesitate to recommend this device and have already done so to many of my friends and neighbors." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two colors).

    30. A sectioned skillet so you can just cook your entire meal in one pan, over one stovetop. Why use multiple pans, and create more clean-up work for yourself, when you can just use one?! Whose idea was that in the first place?!


    Features five compartments. It only requires one burner, and it's non-stick and stain-resistant. Plus, it features double layer non-stick coating that is PFOA-free. It's both oven- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Now that I have cooked a few meals with this pan, I can honestly say that I will no longer be needing all my other pans. It just does it all. Cooking multiple ingredients at the same time and then infusing them together to mix the flavors is something that I have never been able to do before. Keep the pan at a medium heat to always get the best cook, because foods cook differently, and you can take your time in preparing your meal. I recommend this to pretty much anyone that likes to cook and mostly to the ones that dread it!" —Dan S

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

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