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    41 Things That'll Help You Take Charge Of Your Life

    When I say, "Everything is under control," I mean it.

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

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    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 there...as 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).

    2. A drain snake so you can unclog the sink without calling the plumber.

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    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.

    3. A plastic storage container that'll make your fresh produce last a lot longer so you'll actually have a chance to eat those fruits and veggies before they perish.

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    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.

    4. Hilarious affirmation cards for helping you feel on top of the world, because sometimes you just need to be told that you're a unicorn, ya know?

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    Promising review: "These cards are phenomenal! I love allowing my friends to pull cards for a boost of motivation. The writing is witty and very inspirational." —Addy G.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.13.

    5. 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.

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    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 $24.95.

    6. And a pack of colorful gel ink pens so you'll feel excited about jotting notes in your planner, bullet journaling, or taking meeting notes.

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    Promising review: "Honestly, my family considers me somewhat of art and office supply hoarder (all in good fun) due to the amount of time I spend both shopping for the perfect utensils and using them in my makeshift art studio. As soon as these arrived on my doorstep, I ripped them open and tested out each color through a series of scribbles, doodles, and hand lettering just to immediately decide I have never had a pen set that writes so smoothly with such vibrant colors for such a good price! I already have them set aside in a wish list I use to refer back to my favorite purchases and they will be bought again!" —Emily Dibble

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $10.20.

    7. A time-marked water bottle that might encourage you to hit your daily intake goal.

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    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 $16.99 (also available in red).

    8. A portable steamer for transforming a pair of pants from a balled-up-mess to interview-ready in five minutes. You might actually use it, because you won't need to pull out a clunky ironing board.

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    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 $23.99.

    9. A pack of mint-flavored energy gum to boost your focus when you're feeling drowsy and unproductive on Monday mornings (or every day after 3 p.m.).

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    Read our review of NeuroGum (#2 on the list)! These are sugar-free and formulated with green tea caffeine, which means you won't get jitters or crash like with other energy-boosting products. (FYI, the caffeine content in each tablet is equivalent to a half cup of coffee.)

    Promising review: "I normally drink a cup of coffee before I work out in the morning, but found NeuroGum to be a quicker and cheaper alternative. It tastes pretty good, and the caffeine kicks in super fast. I'll definitely be stocking up on this gum from here on out to get me going in the morning." —Dan Scime

    Get nine six-packs from Amazon for $21.

    10. A bottle of makeup brush shampoo so effective, you'll actually want to wash your brushes more often.

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    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 $5.03.

    11. 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!

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    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.

    12. A magnetic meal planning pad for figuring out what to eat each week in advance so you can actually buy ingredients beforehand and make Taco Tuesday happen (and I don't mean ordering tacos from Seamless).

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    This notepad has a perforated shopping list section that you can easily tear off and bring to the grocery store. There's a magnet in the back for sticking it on the fridge.

    Promising review: "I’ve been starting to get into meal prepping and this planner really helps! I like being able to look up recipes on my phone and then write down whatever ingredients I still need on the grocery list section of this planner. I love how the grocery list section can be ripped off so you can take it to the store, but the daily meal plans remain on the fridge so you can stay organized. This is a very simple idea, but it’s cute and helps keep me organized and motivated to plan out my meals." —Samantha M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    13. 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.

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    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: "This is the best invention since sliced bread! How many times have you thrown out soup that you forgot about in your fridge??? Well, say goodbye to spoiled soup! Finally, a way to store measured quantities of broth, but I love to use mine for soup and...wait for it...SMOOTHIES! These cubes are the best for freezing measured quantities of smoothies, simply throw one in the Vitamix, and boom! You have a fresh, already icy cold smoothie for breakfast or a snack! For anyone with limited freezer space which, let's face it, is most of us, this is a real gem. I was a bit worried about how easily the cubes would slide out, but no problems at all! The best part is how easy the cubes store in a gallon sized ziplock bag so you can reuse the cubes. AND they are dishwasher safe??? Souper Cubes, why did you take so long to come into my life!??! I can't wait until the holiday season so I can gift these as stocking stuffers — to anyone I know, you now know your gift." —jane s. catalano

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    14. An electric fabric shaver so you can rescue five-year-old sweaters that still spark joy but are starting to look a little worse for wear.

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    Promising review: "I honestly never even knew this type of device existed. I am so happy I found this and I don’t have to throw away my favorite sweater/jacket. The shaver worked great and went over zippers, seams, and even the little leather loops on it and didn’t damage a thing. This is probably my favorite Amazon purchase ever!" —morningfield

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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

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    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.

    16. A super loud, vibrating alarm clock for anyone who has a habit of oversleeping (and missing the phone alarm). It might actually scare you into becoming a morning person.

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    You can choose the vibration-only mode if you don't want to disturb others in your home.

    Promising review: "This alarm clock has succeeded where many have failed. I have had severe issues waking up to an alarm for years now and had tried nearly every trick in the book. After many failed attempts at solving my stubborn sleeping habit, I finally found this product. The alarm clock's ear-piercing noise can usually wake me up by itself, but when you add to it the mattress vibrating mechanism, it is a sure thing. I've had the clock going on three months and haven't overslept a single day. There have been no problems with the clock whatsoever. If you can't seem to get out of bed in the morning, or repeatedly hit snooze on your current alarm clock without even recalling doing so, then this is the product for you. It may be a little pricey for an alarm clock, but it is worth every penny." —MDC

    Get it from Amazon for $33.02+ (available in seven colors).

    17. 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.

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    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).

    18. An Instant Pot so you can cook everything super quickly and explore different dinner recipes throughout the week (instead of settling for pasta every time). Even recipes like beef pot roast (which normally takes four to five hours) can be done in less than an hour!

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    It's a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer all rolled into one nifty appliance. Read our full review of the Instant Pot!

    Promising review: "This is quite possibly the coolest, most versatile kitchen gadget I’ve ever owned. I love it so much that I’ve purchased two more for friends and relatives. What can it do? I think the real question is 'What can’t it do?' I truly believe you could replace every cooking appliance (including your oven and stove top) and do EVERYTHING in the Instant Pot. I purchased two sizes for my own use: the three-quart (which is my almost-every-day workhorse for two person dishes) and the eight-quart (which I bring out to handle my dinner party dishes). Everything I’ve tried has been fabulous. In the realm of kitchen appliances, there is no better investment than the Instant Pot. Highly recommended!!!" —Stereoman

    Get it from Amazon for $59.89+ (available in three sizes).

    19. A bitter but harmless clear polish that'll help break your nail-biting habit for good.

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    Promising review: "I have been biting my fingernails as long as I could chew. I grew immune to the taste of the no-bite nail polish you can buy at drugstores. I tried keeping a rubber band on my wrist and popping it every time I noticed myself chewing. This nail polish has been the only thing that has worked. I keep a bottle on my desk at work and another one at home just in case I slip up. I had the first manicure of my life a few weeks ago. Amazing product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    20. A cascading wall organizer for sorting out the mess of papers that would otherwise be piling up on your desk.

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    You can also fold it down and take it to go.

    Promising review: "This is the most amazing invention ever. My husband and I got into a habit of piling up all our random papers in the kitchen on top of the microwave, and I was just SICK of it! Could never find anything and things would go missing. Once I set this up, it was a game changer. My kitchen mess is no longer! And I have not lost another field trip form and have a place for all those floating art projects, receipts, and pay stubs." —Kirsten

    Get it from Amazon for $12.74.

    21. A rose gold detangling brush to help you tame your bed head, because bad hair days should not be a regular part of your week.

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    Promising review: "Being in the military makes me plaster my hair to my head, so trying to brush out my hair at the end of the day with all the product turns into another war in itself. For as long as I can remember, I have always used a normal brush. I also used to just brush (or rip) my hair out as if my hair took my man from me. Honestly, I don't even know why I got the brush. It was a very impulsive, 'oooh that's shiny' purchase, but oh my lawd am I so thankful for this brush. The first time I used it, I decided to try after work. This thing literally told my hair that everything was going to be okay. I also used to make a rug on my floor with my hair, and I also could have made a scarf with the hair that was left on my regular brush after three days. Not this bad boy!!! Just buy it... It's shiny, it's nice to your hair, your head, and your floor." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74 (available in four colors).

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

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    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.

    23. A productivity timer that'll help you break a huge project down into manageable chunks.

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    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.

    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).

    24. A bottle of fume-free cleaner for giving your oven a thorough wipe down. Haven't cleaned your oven in over half a decade? After this, no one will be able to tell.

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    Promising review: "I'm a little embarrassed to write this review; it's been six years since my last oven cleaning... After seeing the results, I couldn't help but spread the word. Sure, it took some beer, a little John Mayer, and a lot of elbow grease, but I got the job done, thanks to this handy little product. It did require two treatments; however, given the circumstances, this product accomplished quite a feat in just an hour. The attached pictures speak for themselves." —William Fredericks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    25. A robot vacuum to suck up all the pet hairs and dirt around the house so you don't have to. Now you can do something productive with that extra time.

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    This robo-vac has an infrared-sensor for evading obstacles and drop-sensing tech to avoid falls. It also automatically recharges so it's always ready to clean. It comes with a remote control (two AAA batteries included), charging base, AC power adapter, cleaning tool, an extra set of high-performance filters, four side brushes, and five cable ties. It can clean continuously for up to 100 minutes.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with our Eufy who we named Sneaky Pete because he is very quiet and can sneak up on you. We run him twice a day and are always surprised how much grime and pet hair he picks up. The instructions are simple and clear. Cleaning is super easy. He travels under beds and couches where we would not normally be able to reach with the traditional vacuum. After comparing all of the leading robo-vacs, we chose the Eufy because it was rated as high as expensive ones and was less than half of the cost. We chose well. Like all robo-vacs, Pete will become confused on an area that is black due to the anti-fall safety feature. Like a black patch of a rug. But, we don't hold that against him. Our dog is totally indifferent to Pete which is another pleasant surprise. We are very happy with our Eufy." —Dahna Brinkley

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99 (available in two colors).

    26. 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.

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    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 $11.28.

    27. A set of crystal clear food containers that'll make a simple salad look so much more appetizing — no more sad desk lunches for you! Plus, they're leak-proof so you can throw them into your bag without worrying about spillage.

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    They're also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Read our full review of the 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 a six-piece set from Amazon for
    $12.29.

    28. A bag carrier for transporting all the groceries from the car to the front door in one single trip rather than several.

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    Promising review: "It seems silly, but having to lug in multiple bags in a shopping trip can be a huge hassle, especially if you live in an apartment complex and have to walk up flights of stairs. And of course, no one wants to make two trips (or god forbid, three or four) to get all of your stuff inside. The Mighty Handle is a great solution to this problem: you can hang all of your bags of groceries (or clothes, or shoes, or anything you can think of) on these handles and then only have to hold one (or two) handles to take everything with you. You can also use the Mighty Handle to hang your bags on and then twist the handles together so your stuff doesn't all spill out in the trunk. A simple solution to an annoying problem." —Elaina

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. Essence-packed sheet masks to incorporate into your Sunday night routine, because there's nothing more invigorating than starting a new week with supple, hydrated skin.

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    Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

    "They're just so relaxing to use! Between balancing work and a social life, having an veryyyy long commute, and spending weekends running errands, I've truly come to love the half hour I can spend relaxing with my face mask on a Sunday night." —Samantha Wieder

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. 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!

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    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 $20.49.

    31. An electric egg cooker that'll save you serious time in the morning. Just hit cook, get ready for work, and ding! Eggs are ready for you in minutes. You'll officially become a person who eats breakfast.

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    It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

    Promising review: "I bought this egg cooker for the first time a year and a half ago, and it is awesome. I hate having a single-purpose appliance in my kitchen, but this is worth it. Making hard-boiled eggs was always hit or miss for me, even if it was timed perfectly. (I admit I forgot about the eggs more than once!) This cooker makes PERFECT eggs every single time, to the exact hardness I desire with no green ring on the yolk. Even better, the shell slides off without taking half the egg white with it! My favorite use is to pop some eggs in when I get home and prep a salad. By the time the salad is ready, the eggs are done. I can even leave the kitchen and still hear when they are done because of the buzzer. I've purchased five more of them for family for Christmas this year and can't wait to get everyone on board the Dash Go Egg Cooker train!" —A. M. Hinshaw

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

    32. A Fitbit Inspire for keeping track of all your activities (from steps to heart rate to sleep) and reminding you to stay active. You'll be more motivated to keep going when you actually see your progress.

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    This device tracks all-day activity, including steps, distance, hourly activity, active minutes, and calories burned. In addition to tracking your sleep, it can set silent alarms that wake you by buzzing on your wrist. The battery can last up to five days without constant charging. It can also record workouts like walks, swimming (it's water-resistant up to 50 meters), and bike rides with SmartTrack. You'll get call, text, and calendar alerts as well.

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough good things about this fitness tracker — Fitbit finally got it right with this model. It does everything I want and more. I have had several Fitbit models, some I liked, some I didn’t, and also an Apple Watch, but this is the fitness tracker that works best for me. Slim design that I can wear all day and night without irritation. I do take it off to shower but you don’t have to, as it is waterproof to 50 meters. To test that, I have been wearing it in the pool for my water aerobics classes and it works great! What I love best about this design is that it shows me the time and my step count...really all I care about. Bonus things are that it shows the date, my heart rate, calories burned, and a few other things I haven’t looked up yet, lol; all by simply tapping on the face. It goes several days without needing to be charged and when it does need it, it recharges quickly. Really happy with this and recommend highly if you, like me, are on the road to wellness." —SoozeSays

    Get it from Amazon for $68.99+ (available in five colors).

    33. A zipper puller to zip up your favorite dress all the way even when there's no one around to give you a hand.

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    Promising review: "Ever wish you could bring your favorite dress on a trip, but you can't get it zipped without help? Ever felt trapped in a dress because your other half is coming home late? Ever not been able to REACH just far enough? This product perfectly addresses all of those situations, and — this is important —for all zipper types, including those tiny little solid zippers that don't have a hook (some other products seem to only work on zippers with a hook).

    For years, I've dreamed of inventing this product, of finding this product — here it is! I've used this product a few times since it arrived last week. It is simple in design, which means it is unlikely to break. The metal piece is well-built and easy to use. This is small enough to pack in even a small purse. I'm wanting one for my suitcase (so I don't accidentally forget it) as well as at home." —Stacy

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

    34. 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.

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    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.

    35. A honeycomb organizer, because each pair of socks and underwear deserves to have its own spot. When your drawers are this neat, there's really nothing you can't do.

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    This can be trimmed to fit your drawers.

    Promising review: "Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but... it's totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, easy to find... Wow. I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well-made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it." —Brigette

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    36. 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!

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    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 $5.96.

    37. A copper tongue scraper to remove all the gunk off your tongue and get rid of bad breath once and for all.

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    Promising review: "Halitosis be toast! My husband has always had an issue with bad breath even though he's ridiculously meticulous about his oral hygiene. Seriously, I've never met someone who flosses as much as he does and he never skips a tooth brushing, no matter how tired he is. Yet he still had the most rancid breath. Enter the tongue scraper! Just like that — BAM! No more bad breath at all!" —Kelly A Torres

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in two finishes).

    38. A pack of microfiber cloths so easy to use, you'll never go to bed without taking off your makeup again.

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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple of swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    39. A personal finance book for young adults that'll help you learn about budgeting, getting out of debt, saving $$$, and investing for retirement. It's never too early to start!

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    Promising review: "This book, along with some cash, is my go-to gift for every new college graduate. I'm giving away the third edition now, but I still keep my 20-plus-year-old first edition around as a reference for my own use. If you want an easy reading, step-by-step, common sense guide to personal finance, this is it. If you want to get on the right track to financial freedom, this is a great place to start." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $9.33.

    40. A habit calendar perfect for setting up daily, weekly, and monthly checklists.

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    Promising review: "This has been the most helpful tool for accountability to myself to accomplish my goals. It's highly motivating! At first, I couldn't justify spending $18 for it, knowing I could make my own spreadsheets and print them out. But I didn't get around to it, so I ordered the calendar instead. Best decision ever!

    It's very durable and sturdy. The pages are thick and very high quality. No bleed through. I don't have to worry about my walls getting ruined. And I have it on my bedroom wall where I can see it every morning and every night to remind me to stay on track. Highly recommended!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    41. A white noise machine to help you get better rest and hopefully establish a regular sleep schedule. You'll feel so much more energized and productive.

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    This sound machine has an actual fan inside so it won't produce any sound loops.

    Promising review: "Living in a turn-of-the-century home on the east coast is fun, but you hear creaks and steps and noise from the neighborhood and more. This has really changed my life (and sleep).

    This week, I packed Snooz in my backpack for an overnight business trip to NYC. Stayed at the Moxy in Times Square — nice little joint, but the street noise was a bit more than expected. (In fact, they leave little earplugs next to the bed). I thought, this is a perfect test!

    This little guy smoothed out the city noise all night and I woke around 8 a.m. to my alarm — and only then did I notice some truck from the street beep beeping while backing up. The Snooz had muffled it enough that I didn't notice it while asleep (and only heard it faintly once awake).

    Definitely worth it. Looking to get a couple more for the house/office." —Matt Smedley

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).

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