43 Things To Help You Feel Like A Productive Adult
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Just think of how proud your parents will feel when they see you own both laundry bags *and* stainless-steel flatware like a true adult.
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A five-pack of stretchy fidget tools that won’t make a sound so you can get out your nervous energy without disrupting everyone else around you.
A waterproof notepad that’ll let you jot down that brilliant idea you had that’ll probs make you millions while you’re in the middle of washing your hair.
Blueland’s Clean Essentials kit you’ll be able to count on to help you tackle any mess that comes your way — starting with your horror show of a bathroom.
A shoe rack you can place inside your closet or by your front door to keep your favorite footwear in order instead of strewn across your floor (like mine are).
Sticky Stakes to trap unwanted pests trying to feed off your plants and buzz annoyingly around your apartment. Toss your fly swatter in the garbage, you won’t be needing it anymore.
Laundry bags that’ll make sure your expensive delicates and sweaters won’t snag on other items while being tossed around in the washing machine.
A cell phone jail to lock up your favorite gadget and prevent yourself from scrolling on TikTok endlessly until you’ve finished putting your groceries away.
A splurge-worthy Dyson vacuum that’ll help you attempt to tackle the never-ending influx of hair, fuzz, and dust that threatens to take over every crevice of your home.
Stainless-steel collapsible straws from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line for your morning (and afternoon) iced coffee runs, no more disposable plastic for you!
An Echo Dot, so you can shout at Alexa to turn on your lights, play your favorite song, tell you about the weather, and feel SUPER productive without even lifting a finger.
Olive & June’s 7-free manicure kit that’ll provide you with everything you need to flawlessly paint your own nails at home without paying for an overpriced mani at a salon.
A set of packing cubes you’ll be SO glad you purchased when you don’t have to dig through a mountain of mis-matched articles of clothing looking for a bathing suit when you get to your hotel and want nothing but to get on the beach ASAP.
A pair of Sorel wedge booties with a design that’ll keep your style looking fresh while remaining supportive and provide you with great traction on icy winter days. Talk about a responsible purchase, amiright!?
Stainless-steel flatware, so you can replace the mismatched set you’ve been using since college and recycle all the sporks you’ve likely had stowed away “just in case.”
Blackout curtains to help you get to bed early and catch the recommended amount of Zzzs like any proper adult. Or, feel free to use then to sleep until 2 p.m. on a Saturday — no judgment here.
Home Chef’s meal delivery service, a must-have for anyone who has been vowing to stop ordering out multiple times a week and would benefit from some at-home cooking guidance.
Batiste dry shampoo that’ll save the day and help you get out the door with fabulous hair you may or may not have forgotten to wash the night before because you were too busy doing OTHER adult things like binge-watching Gilmore Girls.
A roll-on substance created to shield your skin from chafing and blisters, because for some reason becoming an adult means wearing shoes that pinch, rub, and cut up the back of your heels.
Or a set of compression sleeves that’ll give your arches some much-needed support. Say “goodbye!” to that irritating pain you’ve been feeling in the middle of your feet after wearing fancy shoes to work all day.
AeroGarden’s Indoor Hydroponic Garden for anyone who always wanted to grow their own herbs but lives in an apartment and therefore has close to *zero* outdoor space.
An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absent-minded while following a recipe.
An automatic curling iron that’ll do all the work for you in the morning so even if you snoozed your alarm five times you can still try to salvage your hair. What bad hair day!?
Reliable Ryka sneakers you can throw on real quick before you head out the door to run a bunch of errands.
An adhesive credit card holder you can use to make splurging on a mid-day latte that much easier as you run quickly during a lunch break. No more fumbling around in your unorganized wallet!
Velvet hangers that’ll help you gain control over your closet once and for all! Do you hear that? It’s Marie Kondo cheering you on.
A Billie razor subscription to make sure you never find yourself without a razor on the ONE occasion you actually want to wear a sexy dress and show off silky smooth legs.
A PhoneSoap UV sanitizer you can toss your phone into for a quick 10 minutes after you get home to get rid of the grime that’s surely lurking everywhere we go.
New hypoallergenic sheets, because there’s no better way to set yourself up for success than putting fresh linens on your bed.
Or elegant sheets made of breathable bamboo cotton that’ll impress your parents when they pay you an overnight visit.
Cable clips that’ll prevent your cords from tangling, thus making you frustrated while trying to sort them out when your phone is dying and YOU JUST NEED TO GET THIS ONE WIRE OUT OF THIS MESS SO YOU CAN WATCH JOHN MAYER’S LIVESTREAM ON INSTAGRAM. Deep breaths.
A USB-powered defuzzer you can use to remove all the pills from that oversized sweater you refuse to retire from your wardrobe. Now you’ll look presentable and still feel cozy.
An electric toothbrush with a subscription-based brush head refill, so you’ll never have to remember to buy another toothbrush or brush head again. Now THAT is something to smile about.
And coconut whitening strips from Burst Oral Care to help you safely revive your smile and give you an excuse to croon “my shiny teeth and me” like Chip Skylark in The Fairly Odd Parents.
A motion-activated toilet light, a must-have for anyone who is tired of stumbling over themselves when they get up in the middle of the night to pee.
A magnetic slider to help everyone in your home keep track of whether the dog has been fed yet today. Sorry Fido, no more overeating for you!
A Drillbrush Power Scrubber that’ll completely change the way you clean your bathroom and make you feel like you’ve conquered the world once you’re finished.
A rapid egg cooker you can use to make your breakfast faster than you can say, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
A grout pen to help restore your bathroom and kitchen floor into a sparkling beauty you’d have no hesitation to eat off of.
A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball so you can make decisions on the spot without overthinking it. Should you watch an entire season of The Great British Baking Show this weekend? All signs point to yes.
Congratulations! You’re basically a real adult now!
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