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    46 Things That’ll Help You Be A Better Adult In 2020

    Get your life together just in time for the new decade.

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

    1. A personalized monthly vitamin subscription that caters to your body's needs. You'll be taking care of your health, and it won't feel like a chore!


    Check out our review of Care/of!

    Subscriptions start at $5/month.

    2. And a day-of-the-week pill organizer so you never forget to take your medication and supplements on time.

    Promising review: "I love the beautiful colors on this box. They make the mundane and boring act of taking the pills out an aesthetically pleasing process. I especially like how the doors pop fully open, making for easier and faster pill box filling, and how well they close and stay closed. The plastic is smooth to the touch and not rough or textured. I like this." —Jean Grey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. Vacuum storage bags to prevent your off-season clothing from taking over the entire closet. Think of all the space you'll save!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of these vacuum storage bags (#2 on the list)!

    Promising review: "I've been going through and purging items and cleaning and preparing for storage items I'm keeping, pre-moving. I love these bags, they make such a difference and you can easily see what's in opposed to my previous storage bags — trash bags. I've gotten what took three shelves down to one. Can't complain about that." —Samsara

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four sizes and variety packs).

    4. A makeup-removing microfiber cloth for wiping your face off before bed, if you're too tired for a full skincare routine. It'll get rid of all the products with just a bit of water.


    This is our mid-priced pick for the best makeup remover at BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "I purchased this based on some positive reviews, and they can't even touch how amazing this product is. When I purchased this product, I did so because I was tired of using mascara removers and washing my face and still having mascara or makeup on a makeup pad while swiping toner on my face. 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! You 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 looked brand new — no mascara was left after it went through the wash. It is amazing and if you're considering purchasing it — do it! No more chemicals to remove that makeup!" —StaceyB

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    5. A weighted blanket that might help anxious sleepers get a good night's rest. It's designed to simulate the soothing pressure of being hugged.


    These blankets are filled with non-toxic weighted glass beads and then quilted in to prevent shifting. The cover is made of Hygro cotton — this kind of cotton features yarn with a hollow core, making it more breathable and softer wash after wash. It's also moisture-wicking and can keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $139.99+ (available in two sizes).

    6. A pair of bamboo charcoal shoe deodorizers so you can stop throwing out shoes that became too stinky to wear.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    These can be reused for up to two years. To rejuvenate, simply place the bags in the sun once a month for at least one hour. I have these at home and swear by them! Read our full review of Moso bamboo charcoal deodorizers.

    Promising review: "These are magical! I have a favorite pair of shoes that got soaked in the rain. I thought the stench after that meant complete ruin and was ready to throw them away when I found these. I placed them inside the pumps for a week. And that was that. The stench is completely gone!!! Unbelievable." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.45.

    7. A silicone freezing tray to get perfect individual portions for your weekly meal prep. Instead of hurrying to finish your leftovers, you can freeze everything and enjoy them at a leisurely pace.


    It comes with a lid to help maintain freshness and keep out odors. It's made of food-safe silicone that's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I bought two sets a couple of months ago and have used them to store leftovers when I make soups/curries/other delicious things in a batch and LOVE THEM. The snap-top seals them so they avoid frost-burn and the frame keeps them in nice cubes that reheat in a snap!

    They're also great for making cocktail mixer cubes (they're perfect for pitcher/punchbowl drinks where you just add alcohol and defrost!) and I've even made some protein smoothie mixes in mine that I've just blended into water when I was ready! Love love love them and can't wait for the other sizes and colors." —Nick

    Get one from The Grommet or Williams Sonoma for $19.95, or a two-pack from Food52 for $42.

    8. A Quip electric toothbrush — you can get head refills sent to you every three months so you won't forget to change it.


    When you purchase a set, it comes with the Quip brush, travel cover mount, a large toothpaste, and a travel-sized toothpaste. Then for $10 every three months, you’ll be sent a new brush head, AAA battery, and two different-sized toothpastes — this refill subscription is optional, though, so you can just get the toothbrush set if you want!

    Get the plastic version from Quip for $25 (or $40 for the metallic version).

    It's our cheap pick for the best electric toothbrush on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    9. A productivity timer that'll help you break a huge project down into manageable chunks. You can also use it to set aside 15 minutes for self reflection or meditation.

    Amazon, Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    You can start or stop the countdown simply by rotating the timer. There are three volume levels (high, low, silent) as well as a flashing LED light for visual alert so if you work in a quiet office, you won't disturb your co-workers. Read our review of this countdown timer (#3 on the list)!

    Promising review: "No joke, this timer is COOL! I never thought I’d be saying that about a timer, but it’s the truth. I bought the timer to help me focus at work. I tend to lose track of time and lose a lot of it. With this timer, all I do is flip it over to whatever time I want countdown. When time is up, it will beep to let me know and then even count up to show me how far past I went. It’s very stylish and cool looking, and all my coworkers asked me about it. I highly recommend this timer for anyone who needs needs help focusing and who loses track of time." —Julia

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

    10. A drain snake so you can unclog the sink without calling the plumber and feel super accomplished afterward.

    Promising review: "When my wife and I moved into this new place, we noticed that there was a bit of water that just kept pooling near the drain in the shower. We tried at least two full bottles of Drano with success, but it was short-lived. A bottle of Drano costs about $6-8 for two attempts. One package of these and only ONE of the items used in this package made more short-term progress than all that Drano did. Less than $6 to save over $20 in drain cleaning products or even the prospect of hundreds from calling out a plumber? Hell yeah, I'd buy this again! Your hands will get messy but you will thank yourself for getting these. Your partner will thank you. If you have slow drains in your shower, there are only three words I can say for you to help fix that problem. Buy. This. Product." —Adam W.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A productivity planner to help you prioritize tasks so you can tackle one thing at a time instead of getting overwhelmed by *all* the items on your to-do list.


    It's also undated so you can start on your own timeline.

    Promising review: "This planner is amazing! I'm a chronic procrastinator who bought this planner on a whim in hopes that it would help whip me into shape and it has totally transformed the way I tackle my day. The Productivity Planner helps you focus on the five most important tasks, which makes for a more structured day in my opinion. I find it more helpful than the typical endless 'to-do list' format that many other planners on the market seem to have. I also love the way the Pomodoro technique is implemented and think it is absolutely brilliant. If you are looking for one planner to keep you motivated and working towards completing your goals then give the Productivity Planner a try. You won't regret it!" —Krystal Flowers

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A pair of stylish computer glasses for anyone who stares at a screen for eight hours or more. They're designed to minimize eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Check out our full review of these Privé Rexaux computer glasses!

    Here's an excerpt: "Peep the photo above to see how different my screen looks through them. They don't change the ~color~ (important, since my job is to shop for all of you all day, and I don't want to recommend a sweater thinking the color is different), but they do reduce the glaring brightness and just tone things down a bit. And when I remember to actually wear them, my eyes seriously do feel so much fresher and less painfully dry and tired at the end of the day. They're so lightweight and comfy to wear, I usually forget I even have them on. Plus, they're pretty damn stylish!" —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.95 (also check out Privé Rexaux's Amazon page for all the available eyeglass and sunglass styles).

    13. A pet hair–removing roller that'll actually get rid of the layer of fur covering...well, pretty much everything in sight. You love your furry friend, but it would be nice to see the original color of the couch again!

    It has 3,000 five-star reviews! This roller doesn't use adhesive sheets — it has a special lint-trapping surface that can be reused over and over again!

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    14. An eyeliner stamp so getting matching wings isn't such a drawn-out ordeal. It'll shave at least fifteen minutes off your morning routine.


    One side is a winged stamp and the other side is a regular eyeliner pen.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings, but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it." —Tara Doyle Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

    15. A clothes folder to help you fold laundry into perfectly neat stacks, the kind that would make Marie Kondo proud. It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters.


    Promising review: "You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it's a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. So glad I have it. It makes my life easier. I don't have a lot of closet space so I have to fold, and this is perfect for that." —S. Erhart

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (comes with a set of clothespins).

    16. A pack of cleaning tablets for removing the food residue and mineral build-up in your dishwasher, as well as that weird, lingering smell that transfers onto your dishes. No more!

    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 saw a product test review for Affresh in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway, so I added that to my order. I did not expect the results I got! The glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $3.89.

    17. An essential oil stick that'll help you win the battle against a stubborn migraine. Not today, Satan!

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

    "The stick provides a pleasant, cool, tingling feeling, almost like VapoRub. It lessens the intensity of the pain, and, if my headache is dull or just starting, it can make it go away almost entirely. If nothing else, it at least extends how long I can go without taking ibuprofen and delays the splitting headache I sometimes feel coming after a long day. I've taken so much less Advil since I started using this! Plus, you can reapply as often as you need." —Katy Herman

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    18. A digital food scale (with a helpful kitchen conversion chart on the measuring surface) so you can stop ~guess-timating~ the ingredients and follow the recipe down to the last gram.


    Read our full review of this kitchen scale.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $13.93.

    19. A set of greeting cards to always keep on hand for special occasions. You never know when you might need to write a thank you, get well soon, or birthday card.


    Promising review: "This is the second time I've ordered these and the quality was perfect both times. I like to write notes instead of texting all the time and I've gotten several compliments on the quality of these cards. They are not flimsy and the color is clear and great looking. Definitely a great deal for the price." —Anthony Pace

    Get a 48-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. The Martha Manual — a book on how to do *almost* everything so you can learn some new and useful life skills. You'll learn how to transport a decorated cake, how to sew a tote bag, how to bathe a cat, and more!


    Promising review: "Literally tells you how to fix anything! I am an avid do-it-yourself-er so I wasn’t sure there would be anything in here that was new info to me. Shame on me for second guessing Martha Stewart! I spent the whole weekend working on projects from the book. Full of great ideas and helpful tips." —Jared

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49.

    21. A to-do list that doubles as a mouse pad. (Pssst. In the "Never, Ever Do" section, you should put "send out an email without checking if the whole office is CC'ed.")


    Promising review: "Very useful especially for people who are forgetful. It’s right in front of you every time you are at your desk. And it helps me concentrate instead of thinking about everything while trying to work. It calms and focuses my brain." —Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    22. Rainbow stainless steel straws so you can ditch disposable plastic ones. It's an easy way to be a bit more eco-friendly in your daily life.

    Each set comes with four bent straws, four straight straws, one cleaning brush, and a canvas pouch.

    Promising review: "Got them to eliminate the use of plastic straws for environmental purposes, and they’re great, I love them! They’re beautiful and feel very durable and honestly make my cold beverage taste crisper." —STINAXOXO

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    23. A white noise sound machine to help you tune out any disturbances (like your loud, nocturnal neighbors) and get better sleep.


    It comes with 20 non-looping fan and white noise sounds.

    Promising review: "This thing was absolutely perfect for me, as it only had white noise and fan sounds (and a variety of 'em!) that can get loud enough to mask anything. I mean ANYTHING. I can now peacefully snooze through not only my neighbors' stomping kitchen antics, but also the 8 a.m. garbage truck arriving bright and early every Wednesday. I don't wake up in the middle of the night anymore because my neighbor wants a midnight snack. I can come home after classes and enjoy an afternoon nap without disturbances. I sleep much more deeply and peacefully overall. And it's all thanks to the LectroFan. I'm telling you, if you can relate to my situation in the slightest, just don't even worry about the cost. I would honestly pay double for this if I knew how much it would improve my quality of life." —Courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $33.92 (available in two colors).

    24. Vault — a budgeting app that'll track your income and expenses and give you an estimated balance forecast for any date in the future. This is perfect for saving up for a vacation, a big purchase, or retirement because you can see your progress.

    iTunes Store

    Promising review: "Tried a million budget apps but they all want me to set an allotted amount for everything instead of just letting me record how much things are. This calendar interface is my favorite since we get one paycheck weekly and one bi-weekly and one payment monthly. This lets me input all that and all my reoccurring bills and gives me an idea what my balance will be every week! This is exactly the budget app I needed." —Krystald14

    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free (in-app purchases available).

    25. A set of matching cotton sheets that'll make your room look ten times more put together and grown-up.


    These are made out of 100% cotton with 400 thread count and the sheets fit mattresses up to 18" deep. Also, they're Oeko-Tex certified (meaning that everything from the dyes and fabrics to accessories like buttons and zippers are tested and verified as free from harmful levels of more than 300 substances). Each set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases (except for twin-size, which only comes with one pillowcase). Read our full review of the Target Threshold sheet set!

    Promising review: "I love these sheets. This is my third set. They are really soft and stay in place. I appreciate the tag that indicates the top or bottom of the fitted sheet so I don't have to guess when putting it on. I prefer these over Ralph Lauren sheets." —kelsreview

    Get it from Target for $29.99+ (available in sizes twin–king and 17 colors).

    26. A cold brew maker so you can save a few bucks on your morning coffee. Those Starbucks runs add up!


    Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

    Promising review: "I have completely given up Starbucks after buying this. This is great if you love cold brew. It does take a while to figure out your personal specifics to suit your tastes but once you do, it’s awesome! To clean, you just run it through the dishwasher. If you’re a serious coffee drinker, this is a great way to save money!" —Julie Schwartz

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    27. A time-marked mug for keeping track of how much water you drink throughout the day. If you finish two mugs of water (refill at 2 p.m.), you would have met your goal of eight glasses per day!

    It's also BPA-free and air-insulated to keep your water cold for longer!

    Promising review: "Love this bottle. I’ve been slacking on drinking enough water and I’m a total fitness junkie so needed to step up my game. Today is my second day using it and I have drank one gallon and 16 ounces both days. Totally works for me!" —Elina

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (also available in red).

    28. A magnetic meal-planning pad to stick on the fridge so you'll stop ordering so much takeout.


    Promising review: "I love this meal planner and shopping list! In my house, it was constantly 'what do you want to eat,' 'what do we have,' blah blah, etc. Now, I can lay out the week's meals and get my shopping list prepared so I make sure I don't miss anything at the grocery store. The magnet on the back is strong and holds it to the fridge perfectly, even with the door opening and closing constantly. The perforation is good and doesn't stray off into the paper like some cheaper papers do. Will be buying again when my current one gets low." —Haley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    29. A super effective natural stain remover for anyone who's tired of wearing/throwing away stained clothes. With this on hand, no one will ever know how clumsy you are.

    Read our review on the Puracy stain remover!

    Promising review: "I love that Puracy is natural and can remove such a wide range of stains. I move a lot, so it's great to have one thing that can take care of multiple needs. I was looking for a stain remover to get rid of three blood stains on my new white bedsheets about two weeks ago. I soaked the stains in Puracy for a day and a half, and it handled the stains beautifully. I couldn't believe my eyes. It looked like Puracy broke down the stain because it would turn green and shrink before your eyes! I had a toothbrush that I used to help scrub, but it was overall really easy, worked better than I could've expected, and kinda fun, too." —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04.

    30. An online photography class so you can cultivate a new hobby and maybe even start that website you've been planning.


    Promising review: "The course has been a great refresher of my basic knowledge, together with the post-production introduction of which I had no previous exposure, too. Instruction and directions are easy to understand. Follow up and critiques have been good. I felt very comfortable doing this short course and would highly recommend it to fellow enthusiasts." —Bradley Murphy

    Sign up at Udemy for $20.34.

    31. An ultra-hydrating face mask, because winter is here and part of being an adult means not ignoring dry, flaky skin.


    Promising review: "Okay, wow! Not only did this hydrate my very dry skin and save me from cold Canadian winters, but I also used this on my very dry elbows. Cleared up my rough, flaky elbows LIKE A DREAM! 12/10" —thelaurenlee

    Get it from Glossier for $22.

    32. A produce pod that'll make your groceries last a lot longer so you'll actually have a chance to eat those fruits and veggies before they perish.


    Read our full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks food storage containers!

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now. I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $26.99.

    33. A handheld steamer to transform a shirt from a balled-up-mess to interview-ready in five minutes. It'll also banish odor-causing bacteria.

    Promising review: "Great steamer, very powerful for the size. Got the job done in half the time it would have taken me to do a traditional iron job." —Maekaeda Gibbons

    Get it from Amazon for $23.59.

    34. A leak-proof food storage container perfect for meal-prepping and packing a lunch.


    Read our review on these Rubbermaid Brilliance food storage containers!

    Promising review: "This is really aesthetically pleasing and perfect for meal-prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal-clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first." —Joy3888

    Get them from Amazon: a lunch kit for $14.48 or a 10-piece set for $15.29

    35. A set of succulents, because 1) plants add life to a home 2) you need to learn what it's like to be responsible for another living being.

    Promising review: "These are by far the most beautiful and healthy succulents that I’ve seen arrive by mail! I live in Minneapolis, it’s about 12° — that’s cold! They were double boxed and [there was] even a heat pad inside that kept them warm!" —Pintac

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.95.

    36. A cookbook that'll show you how to prepare meals for the entire week starting with base dishes made over the weekend.


    The chapters are divided based on the seasons, so you're cooking with seasonal ingredients!

    Promising review: "Love it already, the food is delicious and meal prep during the week is done in seconds. Already made some for guests, and they were shocked at the three-course meal I put out with only a few minutes notice!" —Kaitlyn Martins

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    37. And BuzzFeed's Tasty by Cuisinart mini food processor to help you in your effort to eat more home-cooked meals — it'll do all the slicing and dicing for you (which is especially helpful if your knife skills aren't too sharp). Plus, the compact size perfect for anyone with a smaller kitchen.

    The BPA-free food bowl has a four-cup capacity that's perfect for one person or a couple. It features a reversible stainless steel blade, with sharp and blunt edges for chopping and grinding. You'll also get a spatula with this lil' food processor to help scoop all the deliciousness out.

    Get it from the BuzzFeed Tasty by Cuisinart collection at HSN for $39.99 (available in three colors).

    38. A pair of rubber massage balls for tackling your muscle knots, if you're not down to drop $$$$ on a spa sesh.


    Promising review: "These balls have been an absolute blessing for me. I have been having pain in my lower back and glute area for quite some time. I’ve gotten massages, and each time I felt like it was a waste of money because my areas of concern weren’t better afterward at all. When I used these balls, they immediately hit right on the targets and got those knots right out. OMG! I wish I would’ve got these sooner. Totally worth getting for anyone who has those same kinds of muscle issues. You won’t regret it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three color combos).

    39. A set of TableTopics cards so you can host a proper dinner party without worrying about the conversation running dry.


    Promising review: "This is an awesome way to spark all kinds of conversation. My family played it on Thanksgiving and Christmas and it was so much fun. I thought I knew a lot about my family, but this helped me to know more than I ever could have imagined. It also helped me to know more about myself, as it makes you think about things you probably don't normally think about. I highly recommend this product." —hospicern

    Get them from Amazon for $25.

    40. A brush shampoo that'll make washing your makeup brushes and sponges so much easier. It'll get rid of leftover product, oil, and bacteria without leaving behind a residue!

    Facebook: ecotools,

    This shampoo is free of parabens, phthalates, petroleum, and perfume!

    Promising review: "I admit it. I'm terrible when it comes to taking care of my makeup and brushes. I don't care if it's past its prime; if it still works, I'm using it. And those badger brushes I paid a ton for? Pretty sure they were still holding onto powder and eyeshadow from six years ago. So in a rare moment of responsibility, I finally broke down and started looking for a brush cleaner.

    So how did it work? Well, I can happily say that this cleaner does a bang-up job! My brushes were saturated with old color, to the point that I thought I might need to spring for a new set. Aside from just looking bad, though, all that old color was probably affecting pigment and application any time I used them. A little of this cleaner, a handful of seconds working it in and rinsing, and my brushes look practically as good as the day I bought them! Saved me a ton of money in new brushes, and it didn't take away from my being-lazy time!" —ysar

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    41. A mini emergency kit to carry in your bag at all times, just in case something happens (and usually something does).


    This tiny kit includes deodorant towelette, stain remover, nail polish remover, dental floss, clear nail polish, lip balm, breath freshener, hair spray, mending kit with safety pin, double-sided tape strips, clear elastics, emery board, bobby pins, and hairspray.

    Get it from Francesca's for $19.

    42. A roller stamp for protecting yourself against identity theft — black out sensitive info on letters, receipts, and documents before throwing them in the trash.


    It comes with three ink refills.

    Promising review: "I liked this product so much I bought another one as a gift. It works as promised, and you really cannot read what is underneath the stamp. Black permanent marker wasn't working very well and sometimes shredding takes too long. This is a great product." —Figs5

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    43. A set of mesh laundry bags so your delicates won't get torn up in the wash. Think of the money you'll save on underwear!


    Promising review: "These bags are truly a laundry game changer. They not only help extend the life of delicates, but they allow me to do things like wash my nice sweater with my husband's heavy jeans without having to worry about sorting a million different loads. My family are minimalists, so we don't have enough laundry to sort like that." —Fabulous Monster

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.79.

    44. An annoying but effective app that'll force you to get up and take a photo of a designated place in your home in order to turn off the alarm.

    Google Play

    It also has a shake mode (shake the phone a number of times to turn off alarm) and a math mode (solve math problems to turn off alarm).

    Promising review: "I’ve never been able to be a morning person, even though I have dreams of being so. I’ve had to try many different alarm clocks because, well, my body seems to find a way to turn off every single alarm while I’m still half-asleep. Nothing has worked for me. However, I found this app about a month or two ago and have been using it every single morning. It’s extremely unique, and well, it’s a life-changer for me.

    I love the fact that you can set missions for your alarms, not to mention there’s a selection. I also love the little news board in the app. I’ll set a gentle tone for when I want to wake up, and set a mission like the memory game or math problems (I have to switch them up). Then I’ll set a second annoying alarm for around two to five minutes after my first one that requires me to get out of bed and scan an object in my kitchen. I’ll make myself scan things that I enjoy, like my box of English or Irish breakfast tea, and it gives me a reason to stay awake. Not to mention that reading a quick horoscope or news article in the morning helps my mind to get a jump start!

    It’s just overall really great, and customizable. There’s really something for everyone on this app, from the lightest sleeping morning bird to the heavy sleeping night owl. It’s helped me so much. Take this advice from someone who turns their alarm across the room off in their sleep every morning. This app is my lifesaver." —AngelGamer1224🎮

    Get it from the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store for free.

    45. And a set of organic cotton tea towels to show you which wines pair well different foods.


    Promising review: "This is perfect for every wine pairing situation, and you always know where it is — unlike books and charts! Also, the towel is made of old-fashioned cotton, which is soft and absorbent, too." —Wino-phile

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $28.

    Cheers to a more amazing you in 2020!

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