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    Oct 23, 2018

    13 Products To Make Any Efficient Person Even *More* Efficient

    Being efficient = doing things faster and with less effort. TELL ME HOW.

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    1. A no B.S. to-do list with a priority section on top to help you check off the important tasks first.

    Amazon

    Seems like different problems present themselves EVERY SINGLE DAY. A cut-to-the-chase notepad can help you optimize your time so you can get sh*t done.

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this to do list. The pad is glued at the top so it's secured but easily removed when you want to toss it. The paper is heavier than your usual copy paper. I really like that there is a top three items to do section along with a section to keep track of how much water intake you have for the day." —Jgray72

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50.

    2. A powerful robot vacuum that will pick up all the microscopic hairs, debris, and dirt for you.

    Amazon

    Did I mention this works wonders if you have pets? When the robot vacuum is low on battery it will also return to the charging dock on its own. With programmable technology, you can schedule the robot to clean whenever; even without supervision, this robot vacuum has smart sensors to avoid any bumping!

    Promising review: "Omg. I don’t know how I lived without this lil' gadget!!! My fiancé and I joke around how I can do laundry, cook dinner and vacuum simultaneously. I did some research before buying a robotic vacuum and this one came with the best reviews and with good cause. I have a Rottweiler and I clean it after every run and it’s always full of hair. It does get stuck on tiny loose wires or flimsy rugs but for the most part, it gets up on small sturdy rugs without issue. (Keep in mind 95% of my house is hardwood) so not sure about effectiveness on carpet. But five stars!!!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    3. A mobile computer desk so you can work from any comfy corner your heart desires.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "For under 40 bucks you can't do much better than this. After years of using a trash can in the bathroom as a laptop stand, I finally figured I should get something more professional looking that was also easy to push out of the way. This fits the bill perfectly. The height is adjustable, assembly took less than 10 minutes, and it's rock solid. I was worried that the cats might tip it over when they inevitably jumped on it, but it holds firm. It's also perfectly leveled and functions as a book stand or tablet stand just as well. Since the top drops with the twist of a screw, it's easy to push under the counter when not in use." —NashBridges

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five colors).

    4. A blender that'll turn into a travel bottle, which means one less dish to wash.

    Amazon

    The interchangeable lid for this blender is truly special. Add your favorite ingredients for a smoothie or shake, then switch the blade lid to the drinking lid and enjoy it to go! Plus, it's designed with a hook for easy carry throughout the day.

    Promising review: "This amazing piece of gadgetry has enabled me to make my morning routine much more efficient. It is excellent. It was recommended to me over a year ago and I wish I had paid attention sooner. It takes far less hassle to use and clean than a standard sized blender. Also, the container size and shape is perfect for me. The lid closes securely and is designed in a way that residue will not fall from it onto my (corporate) clothing, such as white blouses, as did the Blender bottle that I used to use for my daily smoothies. One minor negative thing is that there are no discernible measurement markings on the bottle, but I can live without that." —TJ Starr

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).

    5. A reusable smart notebook to digitize your notes and upload them to any online destination.

    Amazon

    Still taking notes on a paper notebook, then taking a picture of it or scanning via printer to upload online? A smart notebook can upload your notes to Google Drive, OneNote, Slack, DropBox, or email to inbox by quickly scanning the unique QR codes on each page of the notebook. This is note-taking reimagined. Reusable pages can also save you some money from buying notebooks while saving some trees in the process! Erase any old notes with just a towel and some warm water.

    P.S. This notebook is lefty-friendly!

    Promising review: "This product amazed me and exceeded my expectations. It works exceptionally and as described. The Rocketbook app is so simple and easy to use. The scanning is perfect, it captures the colors, exposes the page with the right lighting, and crops and adjusts the page properly. Each scan takes less than a second, and you can combine multiple pages into one scan and upload them as one document. This is brilliant and I am so glad I purchased this product because it is perfect for school. The highlighters and pens erase easily with the included erasers on the pens and effortlessly with a damp microfiber cloth. Anyways, the product is great, and definitely worth the $35." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

    6. A personal assistant at your (voice) command — Amazon Echo. Call an Uber, order TP (even if you're on the toilet), or check your calendar. This is THE one assistant that you don't want to fire.

    Amazon

    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. Sound is fantastic, and even though I bought it mainly for the music, I can see me using it to ask about the weather, how far it is to the nearest Domino's pizza, and how late does my local grocery 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 $99.99+.

    7. A clothes folding board for making neat stacks as fast and easy as 1-2-3.

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    Promising review: "Received my t-shirt folder in two days. Went on a folding spree when it came in! It really helps with folding my clothes quickly and efficiently. For the price, the system is totally worth the purchase. I’m excited that now I can simply throw the shirt down, flip, flip, fold. Done! I call it my little click-clack folder. Our drawers look amazing!" —S. Ramey

    Get in from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. An electric toothbrush with a built-in timer to brush better and remove more plaque than a regular toothbrush, while making sure you're brushing for as long as you should be!

    Amazon

    With five modes of brushing, this toothbrush can cater to any dental needs: cleaning, whitening, or even massaging. The special design of the bristle promotes strong enamel and allows you to clean hard-to-reach areas. Every 30 seconds, the toothbrush will vibrate to give you a friendly reminder to switch sides.

    Promising review: "This spinbrush has a variety of efficient spin options for cleaner and brighter teeth. The packaging was nicely presented and came with all the necessary tools and accessories described. Really good quality spinbrush!" —Gisele Dormeus

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95 (extra 10% off at checkout with coupon).

    9. A hot air paddle brush so you can dry and style your hair in ONE step, saving you extra time in your daily routine. *hair flip*

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    Rather than drying your hair with a blow dryer, then styling your hair with an iron and causing more heat damage, this hot air paddle brush combines two steps into one. With ionic technology, this brush will give your hair a shiny and healthy look without the annoying frizz and tangles.

    Promising review: "I got this for my almost 6-year-old daughter. The main reason was because she fights getting her hair dried every time. She has very straight hair naturally so it was not needed for that. Straight from taking a shower with just lightly towel drying her hair, it took just under five minutes to completely dry. It didn't hurt or pull and she didn't complain once. I used the cool setting at the end and the finished product was beautiful shiny hair. Have only used once but so far I am very satisfied. Will update if anything changes." —Chrissy Haegele

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    10. A labeling system that will allow you to locate whatever you packed away by scanning a QR code. (Why isn't this in my life already?)

    Amazon

    Moving and organizing made simple! Welcome to the 21st century, baby.

    Promising review: "What a great product! The labels are a good size and easy to scan. The app is also very easy to use without instruction. Finally, a great way to effectively manage items in storage. No more open various boxes to find what you need." —Siobhan K.

    Get it on Amazon for $9.95.

    11. A smart Wi-Fi plug to easily control all the switches at home from your phone. (Yes, that includes an oven that you may or may not have forgotten to turn off.)

    Amazon

    It's compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice command convenience! Now you can make sure your house is nicely lit before you set foot inside the door, and turn on the heater/air conditioner beforehand as well.

    Promising review: "I have one connected to a standing fan and another connected to my lava lamp. Whenever I travel and forget to turn off the lamp I can do it from the app. I also turn it on about 30 minutes before I come home to get the lava flowing. It has been great for the standing fan as well in the summer where I set it to a schedule and turns on to cool my bedroom down or when I'm lazy in bed and it's too cold I just use the app to turn off the fan. I have them all linked to Alexa and created groups too where I can turn them on or off. I can say 'Alexa turn on bedroom' and it will turn on the LB120, fan, and lava lamp. Or, 'Alexa turn on lights' and it will turn on the LB120 and the lava lamp. Or I can say 'Turn on fan' and it will just turn on the fan. I can officially transform into a couch potato once I reach home!" —Technovore

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    12. A multi-purpose silicone scrub so you can wash your makeup brushes, dishes, and even pets all in one go.

    Amazon

    Nothing screams "efficiency" like when you can use one cleaning tool over and over again.

    Promising review: "Okay, I rarely comment on anything but after having read some negative comments on this item, I had to take the time to leave my own. I just got two of these little things today and I was/am blown away. Within five minutes of opening, I had tried it out on the cat, cat tower, carpeted stairs, and my shirt. And WOW!! FREAKING AMAZING!! It pulls off pet hair like a champ. I have a ton of hair removal items and this one is awesome. I can't wait to try it in the shower on my dry skin. Way worth the $10 as this is a handy tool to have. Ordering more." —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (Available in six colors).

    13. Mint, an app that will keep track of ALL of your finances in one hub. Let's be honest, no matter how efficient you are, if your finances are screwed, you're screwed.

    Mint

    Set a budget to save for a new house, link credit cards from multiple banks, consolidate all financial notifications, and check your credit score all in one.

    Get it for free for iOs and Android.

    With that said, go skip a few steps and get things done!

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