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    39 Products That'll Help You Be More Responsible Right Now

    Everything you need to get your life in order RIGHT NOW.

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    1. A Do What You Love case that'll help you stay motivated to stick with your goals while also protecting your phone from drops.

    Because carrying your phone WITHOUT a case is SO last year.

    Get it from Casetify for $29+ (available in eight styles).

    2. A straightforward to-do list pad for daily or weekly use to prioritize all the tasks you need to accomplish.

    The pad includes 60 sheets.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite to-do list! I like how it is laid out. It's simple but eye-catching. And with the large to-do header, there's no mistaking it for another list. When I run out of this list, I order another one instead of shopping around for a different list. This one is my favorite and has been for years!” —ChiChi

Get it from Amazon (available in 30 other task options) for $5.58.

    3. A Your Balanced Budget planner so you can itemize your expenses each month for a better understanding of how you spend your money — and to figure out the areas where you can save some coins.

    This budget workbook is filled with simple charts, money wisdom, and prompts to assist you in setting and fulfilling your financial goals. The monthly tables let you record your expenses by category, so you can get a detailed view of how you spend your money from day to day.

    Promising review: “I have tried many different budget books and apps. This was exactly what I was looking for! The biggest benefit was that I could add my own categories for expenses. When budgeting, I don't like to break things down into 20 different categories. I keep them very basic. I appreciate the fact that this allows me to do so. I also like that it is also broken down by days. I'm so relieved to have finally found exactly what I have been looking for!” —Charlotte

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A subscription to a meal kit service — like HelloFresh, Martha & Marley Spoon, or Veestro — which'll make it a little easier to reach your aspirations of eating in MORE than you eat out.

    You can go for a service that provides all the ingredients you need to cook your meals or one that delivers pre-cooked meals you can easily warm up. Either way, you’ll be taking an active step toward becoming just a little healthier and saving money by NOT eating out.

    Promising review: “I’ve been with HelloFresh since March 2013 and it has been nothing short of awesome! The recipes are delicious and easy to follow. What I especially love about them is the fact they make me try ingredients and techniques I might not try otherwise. I am proud to say I now love fennel and kale and can make a mean risotto.” —Courtney Stephens

    Get a Hello Fresh plan for $8.74+, Martha & Marley Spoon plan for $18+, and Veestro a la carte meal for $10 per meal or meal pack for $8+. 

    Check out even more meal kit services.

    5. A matching set of meal-prep containers to keep you from struggling to find matching lids and bottoms to hold your tasty meals for the week.

    Investing in a set of meal-prep containers might encourage you to actually follow through with your plans to cook your meals for the week, saving you money and keeping you on track with your health goals. These containers are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. The set includes 15 sets. 

    Promising review: "These are perfect to keep you in shape and help you to lose weight! I cook just one time a week. I then freeze the food in these containers. They help me save time and keep me healthy, seeing that I don't eat out and don't overeat!" —Sophie Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $18.56.

    6. An Amplifi HD Wi-Fi system that'll help eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones in your home, making for a MORE efficient, LESS annoying browsing experience. Because we know you’re tired of cursing at your router!

    A Wi-Fi system is especially helpful in larger homes, seeing that some wireless routers struggle to offer full coverage in bigger spaces.

The Amplifi HD Wi-Fi System includes a router, you connect to your modem, and two Mesh Point satellite nodes you can use to extend Wi‑Fi coverage throughout your home. The router features a sleek design and touchscreen display. And the system can be paired with the Amplifi app for instant setup and easy management.

    Promising review: “These units are the best units that I have tried in a mesh network setup. I have a large, 6,800-square-foot home with three levels. But coverage with this system is fantastic! You are able to walk through the house and have your wireless devices link to the system seamlessly. There are tons of features that makes the unit above all the rest.” —Doug Clark 

    Get it from Amazon for $229.99+.

    7. A set of cleaning mats for keeping your makeup brushes looking like perfection — and your face looking flawless.

    It’s easy to forget to wash your makeup brushes consistently. But giving them a nice cleaning weekly will prevent them from getting gross and protect your face from breakouts and other skincare drama caused by using dirty beauty tools. The set includes two pads. 

    Promising review: “The suction cups along the bottom of these mats are very helpful when it comes to cleaning brushes. Prior to the purchase of these mats, I very rarely cleaned my brushes. When I tried just using a paper towel, it didn't seem to have much benefit. But this mat provides labeled areas for different types of brushes and folds up nicely for storage.” —Maddie Majeski

    Get them Amazon for $10.99 (available in six colors).

    8. A copy of The Financial Diet for gaining a better understanding of your finances and how best to manage your money.

    It’s time to stop fearing those account balances and equip yourself with the tools to get your finances under control. 

    Promising review: “I’ve been following The Financial Diet's YouTube for a while now, so I was super pumped to finally get the book. I absolutely love the creative design of the book, and love the whole perspective that being an adult and dealing with money doesn't have to be so intimidating. It's a short book. But I know I'll be re-reading this for the next few years!” —SM14

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    9. A subscription to a time-management app — like Timely or RescueOnline — that'll keep track of how you are using your days.

    Promising review: "RescueOnline is so great, and one of the best decisions I've made. After using it, I quickly became hooked on checking the data!" —Lana

    Get Timely from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 and RescueOnline from Google Play for Free.

    10. An undated productivity planner to jot down your schedule for each day and improve your time-management skills.

    The planner features a section for you to rate your productivity at the end of each day, helping you better view how effectively you manage your time. There are also sections for your weekly goals and to review what happened each week. And it includes five day pages for each week

    Promising review: “This product is amazing! I started a new job, and this has kept me on track every day to be as productive as I possibly can be. I love the tips it gives on how to be more productive; they are easy to follow and really do get results. I also love the inspirational quotes on almost every page. There are tons of gems! I could not be happier with this product!” —L. Stevens

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    11. A Stork Bag subscription perfect for new and expecting parents, as it exposes you to new products and information that'll improve both the pregnancy and postpartum care journey. #ParentingWin

    You stork bag will come packed with 8–12 products to assist you through each trimester — like pregnancy books, stretch-mark oils and creams, healthy pregnancy-food samples, and beauty items. Your quarterly subscription will include the first, second, and third trimester Stork Bag.

    Get a subscription from The Stork Bag for $40 every three months for nine months.

    12. A Google Calendar you can fill out with all your tasks for each week, letting you easily identify free blocks of time in your schedule.

    You're likely already using Gmail anyway — and this will make it easier to plan your schedule for the day. You can also transfer your schedule from your agenda into your Google Calendar, so you’ll always know what’s going on. And with the Google Calendar app available for download onto your phone, you can easily access your calendar while on the go, even when you can’t get to your planner. 

    Get the Google Calendar app for free on the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

    13. A copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for some major tips and advice that’ll motivate you to make your home much more organized — providing you a clean and clutter-free space to dream up and chase those dreams.

    The book breaks down Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method for organizing and storing your items. And a clean room and home may also reduce your stress levels and allow you to focus on more activities than cleaning out your closet or tidying up the catchall that’s your bedroom floor. 

    Promising review: "Many times I have said to myself that I will declutter my house, which will then declutter my mind. I am not disorganized, but I have accumulated many items that I do not need. And I am determined to use the methods described in this book to get my life in order. Simplicity is key for me!” —Serene

    Get it from Amazon for $8.18+.

    14. A new mattress — like a gel-foam sleeper or memory foam mattress — to ensure you're getting the most comfortable night of rest you can.

    It is recommended you replace your mattress every 5–10 years, depending on the comfort and support levels it's providing. A mattress that doesn’t sleep well can result in a low-quality sleeping experience and possible discomfort. So assess the state of your mattress — and consider snagging a new one if you feel like it is no longer providing adequate support.

    Promising review: "I slept through the night without pain for the first time in several years after buying this gel-foam mattress! I researched for six months and finally decided on this one. My husband and I sleep intertwined, so I needed one firm enough to handle our combined weight in the middle. I am a side sleeper, so I also needed something soft enough to cushion the pressure points on my shoulders and hips. This mattress is firm enough to hold my spine in the proper alignment for side sleeping, but soft enough to cradle my hips and shoulders. I tend to like softer mattresses, so I was worried I couldn't find what we needed. However, this mattress seems perfect so far. The cover is soft, nicely quilted, and seems sturdy." —Melinda Taylor

    Get them from Amazon: gel-foam mattress for $249.95+ (available in seven sizes) or memory-foam mattress for $150.17

    And check out our full list of the best mattresses you can buy on Amazon.

    15. A copy of Why We Sleep, so you can uncover the secrets of a good night of rest and how that knowledge can positively impact our daytime activities.

    Promising review: “Unless you’re a zombie or a vampire, you’re going to want to read this book from cover to cover. Walker will overhaul your entire attitude toward this activity that we all do every day, but probably not enough. What’s at stake? Oh, just heart disease, cancer, and apparently the size of your testicles, if you happen to have any (left). It’s an easy, fun, and engaging read. And if you doze off in the middle of it, Walker won’t mind. He’ll tell you that’s a good thing.” —Steve Casner

    Get it from Amazon for $11.55+.

    16. A minimalist Moleskine Daily Planner or personalized Blue Sky Planner to keep your schedule in order.

    Investing in a quality planner is a major step toward getting your life in order. It gives you a place to write out appointments, events, birthdays, exercise schedules, meal plans, and other important dates and activities you need to remember. Using a planner also helps to provide a visualization of how you manage your time from week to week — plus the areas of your life where you could be spending more or fewer hours during the day. There are endless agenda styles, so find one that best fits the way you like to organize your day.

Get the 12-month Moleskine planner from Amazon for $19.79 or Blue Sky planner from Blue Sky for $38.25.

    Check out Amazon and Get To Work Book for more planner options. And you can read our full list of the planners that’ll help you get organized.

    17. A Home Budget subscription so you can keep a detailed ledger of all of your financial transactions each month, including expenses, income, bills due, and the balance of ALL your accounts.

    The app allows you to sync your information between your multiple devices, so you can get serious about sticking to those goals to organize your finances.

    Promising review: “My wife and I have been using this app and it's perfect for us. It syncs really well between our iPhones with only a few bugs here and there. I would love to see support for 'splitting' up expenses into multiple categories. This would make the app even more user-friendly. That is my only complaint. I love that you have to manually enter things in because it keeps you conscious of your spending habits.” —Trevor

    Get it from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 and Google Play for $5.99.

    18. A Philips Wakeup Light clock for simulating the sunrise to wake you up gradually before your alarm goes off, and encourage you to get out of bed in a more timely fashion WITHOUT having to toss your screaming alarm clock across the room.

    The clock features a colored sunrise simulation and 20 brightness settings, with the light gradually increasing between 20–40 minutes before your alarm time. It also induces an FM radio and a tap-to-snooze alarm clock.

    Promising review: “I definitely love this clock! We've had ours for five months without problems. I'm able to set the time and alarm times via the touch buttons on the front, below the time. You can also use the upper buttons, but don't have to for everything. The only thing you have to use the upper buttons for, in relation to setting alarms, is to turn an alarm off or on. For us, this isn't a daily event since we usually get up at the same times so no big deal. We live in the grey Seattle area, and the sunshine this thing brings us makes it the best alarm we've owned!” —Mariam G

Get it from Amazon for $109.79.

    19. A set of tabbed sticky notes you can add to your agenda or journal to serve as dividers or keep your to-do list.

    These dividers are perfect for listing your most important tasks for the week; their bright colors will ensure you look at them each time you open your planner or journal.
 The pack includes 60 dividers.

    Promising review: “I love these tabs. I use them to divide the sections in my planner. To make them more durable, I use packing tape on the tabs, taping two sticky notes together to make them a little thicker." —Erica

    Get them from Amazon for $3.71.

    20. A copy of You Are a Badass to help you identify and correct habits and areas in your life that are preventing you from maximizing your potential and reaching your goals.

    The book is full of inspiring stories, tips, and advice to help you recognize behaviors and beliefs that may be keeping you from reaching your personal goals.

    Promising review: “This is a great book. I really enjoyed the perspective and honest talk about life and the desire to make changes.” —D Sibley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19.

    21. A sleek MVMT Rodeo watch for some assistance with making sure your ass isn’t late to everything in 2019.

    Get it from MVMT for $115.

    You can also check out TimexKate Spade New York, and Swanky Badger for some more amazing watches. And be sure to read through of our list of awesome and inexpensive watches.

    22. A subscription to the Carrot To-Do productivity app, which'll give you a piece of its mind if you fail to complete your tasks in a timely manner.

    Carrot has a charmingly aggressive personality that’ll have you eager to get stuff done. You simply enter your individual tasks into the app, and she’ll either reward you for completing them or unleash her wrath if you take your time to complete your to-dos. 

    Promising review: "This is a fun app! It's rude and pushy in a way that is not nagging. The game aspect is cleverly done without losing sight of this being a productivity app first. I'm not normally a list person. But the design encourages me to put stuff on my list and check them off.” —Real

    Get it from the iTunes App Store for $2.99.

    23. A monogrammed charger roll-up that'll provide you with a gorgeous place to keep your backup charger cords in your book bag or purse — ensuring you won’t have to beg to use someone else’s.

    Because it’s all fun and games until your phone is at 10%.

    The gorgeous leather roll-up features three separate pockets that can hold cables, chargers, earbuds, or whatever else you need to store away. You can have it monogrammed for FREE with one to three characters. 

    Get it from Mark & Graham for $39.99+ (available in nine colors).

    24. An easily adjustable Mission Belt so you can keep your pants sitting pretty on your waist without having to worry about your belt having the right amount of holes — saving you a little extra time during your morning routine.,

    Promising review: “The Stealth by Mission Belt is my favorite belt to wear. Its adjustment system is cool. But more importantly it's really sturdy. Unlike other nylon belts, this is backed by leather. It’s a great choice for survivalists, LEO’s, or anyone else that has to strap a bunch of things to their belt.” —Micheal D 

    Get the belt from Mission Belt for $34.95 (available in sizes S-XL and seven buckle colors).

    25. A hardcover notebook — like a colorful Moo notebook — to jot down any amazing ideas that come to you while you’re riding transit, daydreaming at home, about to go sleep, or whenever creativity strikes you.

    You should always have a place to write down random ideas so you won't forget them — and dropping just a few more dollars on a hardback notebook will make your writing experience just a little more luxe. Plus, the tougher cover won’t get as quickly damaged as a paper one, especially if you often place your notebook in a packed purse, book bag, or tote filled with other items.

    The Moo notebook features a built-in business card holder, a ribbon to make sure you keep your place, and a protective slipcase to store it inside.

    Get it from Moo for $19.99 (available in six colors).

    26. An Entrepreneur subscription so you’ll be up to date on the latest business news and trends as you continue to develop your own ideas.

    Entrepreneur is packed with tips, advice, and industry information for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance as they launch their own business.

    Promising review: “I absolutely love Entrepreneur. I read Money, Inc., Fortune, and a few other magazines. This is one of my favorites for tips on how others go about starting and running their small businesses.” —Meili 

    Get a one-year subscription from Amazon for $9.99+.

    27. A Digit subscription, which’ll automatically pull money from your checking account daily and place it into a separate Digit savings account — making it easy to stash a little extra cash without even thinking about it.

    Digit uses your income and spending to calculate the appropriate amount of money to set aside every day. You'll receive 1% cash back on your Digit savings, which is paid every three months. Plus, you can withdraw money from your Digit savings account as often as you like, at no charge and with no account minimum. Your money is FDIC-insured and protected by 128-bit bank-level encryption. You can also use the Digit app to keep track of your savings progress on your phone or Apple Watch.


Get it from Digit for $2.99 per month after a free 100-day trial.

    You can download the Digit app from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

    28. An adjustable closet organizer kit so you can efficiently use the closet space you have, get your clothing items organized, and hopefully cut down on the amount of time it takes to plan out your outfits and get dressed each day.

    Not having to hunt down your favorite shirt or that one missing shoe will save you tons of time AND make your space fee less hectic.

    ClosetMaid's ShelfTrack closet set is made to fit closets from 5 feet to 8 feet wide. You can cut the closet wire shelves for adjustability and move the shelves up and down to different positions.

    Promising review: "This kit was easy to assemble and arrived on time! We put two of these up in one day. Both of us have never done anything like this before, but it was super easy. And our closets look fantastic now!" —Welcome 2 Idiocracy

Get it from Amazon for $114.99+.

    And if you have it in your budget to spend more money on a custom closet, The Container Store and EasyClosets all offer great closet customization options.

    29. A fresh drawer of affordable new workout gear from Gap, Under Armour, or even Forever 21 to inspire you to hit the gym with a new attitude and get serious about reaching those fitness goals, because your health is one of your most important responsibilities.

    Spending a little money to upgrade your collection of workout clothes will have you feeling all kinds of fly at the gym. Your new digs may also give you an extra nudge to put that gym membership to work or tag along with your partner, family member, or bestie if they have a buddy pass you can use.

    Promising review: “This hoodie is constructed well, and is lightweight but still very warm. It zips up nicely around my entire head and has great cords to wrap up tight when it's windy and cold. It’s my favorite hoodie!” —Love The Hoodie


Get the hoodie from Gap for $79.95 (available sizes XS-3XL and three colors) and joggers from Gap for $69.95+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and three colors).

    You can also visit AsosNike, and Ably for more dope workout gear.

    30. A sturdy pair of Under Armour SpeedForm Amp 3.0 sneakers for offering tons of support and comfort during your triumphant return to working out.

    Promising review: "I just returned to working out after several years off and have been using these sneaks as my workout shoe. I do running, as well as lifting and boot camp classes in these, and after two months of working at least three days a week in them, they are holding up perfectly. The knit toe box offers me tons of comfort and ventilation during my sessions, and the shoe has a low enough heel that I feel very secure and grounded when doing exercises like goblet squats. They fit true to size for me and are very lightweight, making them perfect for transitioning from a warm-up run on the treadmill to lifting weights, jumping rope, or even doing burpees and excesses that require a great deal of foot movement. If you are looking for a comfortable, quality, sturdy shoe to wear for cross-training, these are a great option. And I consider them worth the price for a trainer I know will likely hold up longer than a less-pricey workout shoe, especially with all the wear put on them at the gym.
" —Treye Green

    Get them from Under Armour for $100 (available in sizes 8-14 and three colors).

    31. Or a more affordable pair of mesh running shoes to take you workouts — or hey, even just your OOTDs — to the next level.

    Promising review: “I ordered a size 9, as there was no size 8.5. It fit just like an 8.5, which was perfect! My husband says that these shoes are extremely comfortable. Normally when buying a new pair of shoes, the heel can be stiff or too thin. These shoes have padding where the heal is to give you that extra bit of comfort.” —BH&H

    Get them from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in sizes 6-12.5 and 11 colors).

    32. A pretty set of fine-tip Sharpie art pens or Crayola Signature gel pens for coding tasks by importance in your agenda, journal, or even on your to-do list.

    Coding your tasks will give you a visual code of what you need to prioritize from week to week. It can also assist in drawing your eye to your most important activities, instead of each listed item being one uniform color in your journal or agenda. And you can even use the pens to decorate and add a little bit of your personalty to your agenda or journal. 

    Promising review: “These Sharpie pens are the greatest invention that Sharpie has had in a while. I use these for my health journal. And the fact that they don't bleed through is the greatest. I can draw, scribble, and write with them. And when I flip the page, there isn't a trace of the ink on the next one or even the back of the same page!” —Michelle 

    Get them from Amazon: eight-pack of Sharpie art pens for $13.99 or 20-pack of Crayola Signature gel pens for $18.49

    33. A portable charger to get you back to 100% without being dependent on those sometimes elusive power outlets. #BePrepared

    Promising review: “My Aukey power bank is much better than any portable charger I've ever had. It’s smaller than my iPhone 7 Plus, maybe around the size of a iPhone 7? It charges my phone and my iPad Pro, and still has power before it needs to be recharged. I bought two and then bought two more for family.” —S. Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    34. A Totes bubble umbrella so you’ll never be caught at work or home on a rainy day scrambling to find an umbrella.

    Promising review: “True happiness is being able to watch the rain fall through my new bubble umbrella. It is well-made and sturdy. It also seems to be some sort of rain repellent, as I took it walking with me every day rain was forecasted and there was no rain. Then one day, I loudly announced to the sky that I had misplaced my umbrella and voila! The rain came and I was able to enjoy the sound of the drops on the clear vinyl and the view of the sky as I walked. It was lovely.” —Collector 

Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in two colors).

    35. A Jansport bookbag to tote around your laptop and any other necessities you need each day.

    Promising review: “I love this backpack and I was really happy to find out that it has a lifetime warranty. It came in great condition and is exactly why I wanted.” —Victoria Miranda 

Get it from Amazon for $25+ (available in 31 colors and two sizes).

    36. A water-resistant Alpha Industries Skymaster bomber jacket that’ll be a versatile outwear option for those days you need an extra layer — EVEN when you don’t want to wear one.

    Promising review: “I was considering the MA-1 Slim Fit Bomber jacket, but noticed this Skymaster jacket was a more lightweight jacket, which is what I was going for. I’m really glad I went with the Skymaster. I'm 5'8'' and 130 lbs., and a very slim — somewhat muscular — build and this jacket fits perfectly in small. It is now my favorite jacket. It fits perfectly over a undershirt and casual shirt. The quality seems great and it feels great to wear.” —Jeremy Dawson 

    Get it from Amazon for $74.24+ (available in sizes XS-3XL and three colors).

    37. A handsome hardshell suitcase — like a personalized TDE suitcase — so you can stop having to ask your roomie, bestie, or mom to borrow theirs every time you go on a getaway.

    The suitcase features a full zip around closure, TSA approved lock, multidirectional spinner wheels, and two internal pockets.

    You can customize the suitcase with four initials free of charge.

    Get it from TDE for $235+.

    38. A Winc Wine Club subscription so you'll always have a bottle on hand for your bestie's next house party or your own last-minute get-together.

    Because there's nothing worst than showing up late to the function because you had to stop to pick up a bottle of wine.

    Winc sends you a questionnaire to get a sense of your flavor profile and ensure the wine you receive fits your personal tastes. You will then be able to choose four wines of your choice, and you'll get free shipping on all orders of four or more wines.

    You can also purchase individual bottles of wine from Winc — like their recent The Lost Poet wine with the poet Atticus. 

    Get it from Winc starting at $13 per wine bottle.

    You can our full review of Winc here.

    39. A gorgeous set of Artifact Uprising Thank You cards or pretty watercolor Paper + Bloom Thank You cards you can send to guests who attend weddings, birthday parties, graduation parties, or to simply show your appreciation for the kind things your family and friends do for you.,

    Artifact uprising features numerous designs you can customize with your own photo and other details to make the cards even more special. 

You can check out more designs here.

    And the set of watercolor Paper + Bloom cards includes 48 cards and envelopes.

    Promising review: “I love these thank you cards. They are so beautiful and have a nice contemporary design. The high-quality paper makes them easy to write on and they have just the right amount of space for a note. The pink is a nice warm shade which works well with the gold. I use these for any occasion I have to write a quick note!” —Margaret Skinner

    Get the Artifact Uprising card from Artifact Uprising for $1.85 per card or the Paper + Bloom cards from Amazon for $19.95.

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

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