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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.

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 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.


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Promising review: “Perfect sensory toy. I’m glad this comes as a multipack because my kiddo with Down syndrome is obsessed. He needs something to twirl pretty much any time he’s awake and this is great. They’re super stretchy, but don’t get long enough during twirling to, say, hit your brother in the face in the car, so that’s nice. (One less battle and everyone is happy!) Easy to clean and sanitize, and they seem to be incredibly durable after a month of the green one being used about 13 hours a day — and as serious fidgeter has been testing the limits. We got the most massive smile when the orange one was presented yesterday. A new color? Life is awesome! Wait until he sees the other three hiding in the closet. Haha! I have no hesitation recommending this item.” —I’m me

Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.


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I mean, I do chew my cuticles but I’d like to stop which is the sole purpose of this simple product!

Promising review: “Worked so great! I’ve been biting my nails for the last few years and nothing was working to help me stop. This creates a flavor on the tongue that is unbearable, so after I applied it the first time, it started working. Unconsciously every time I want to bite my nails I now have to stop because the flavor. If you bite your nails and want to stop, this will probably help you solve it.” — Londas Sasson

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

3.

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.


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Promising review: “For someone with mild ADD or anxiety as I have, this was life changing. It seems silly, but for anyone with a busy life or just stressed anyway, this is one of the simplest, most valuable things I can think of. Beyond that, have 5-starred it because I’ve had one for 18 months and can’t find any flaw or way the product can be improved. It’s simple and does what it’s supposed to.” —Adrian J Gell

Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

4.

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.


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The kit comes with three resuable cleaning bottles, one reusable foaming hand soap bottle, four tablets (for multi-surface cleaner, glass and mirror cleaner, bathroom cleaner, and foaming hand soap).

Promising review: “I hadn’t even received my refills and am wanting to place another order! I am so excited about this initiative and what it means to the well-being of our planet. I love that there aren’t any harsh chemicals and that the products work. I love the bottles even more!” —Delilah J.

Get it from Blueland for $39.

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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).


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Promising review: “This shoe rack is awesome! Made a huge difference in my closet space with how many pairs of shoes I have. Very simple to put together. I put all my boots and taller shoes on the top and everything else fit nicely underneath. Fits a lot of shoes compared to other racks I’ve looked at and is great quality for the price! I give 5 stars.” —Hotshot2567

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two, three, four, or five tiers).


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Promising review: “Loved that it has plenty of room to put my information for months ahead! Also like that it has insert pockets to put a few papers or things. Would buy again.” —N Hernandez

Get them from Amazon: planner for $16.45, stickers for $13.95 (available in five sets)

7.

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.


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There is NOTHING more irritating than gnats or any other tiny insects invading your home. I have these Sticky Stakes in every potted plant I own and they actually really work! Each pack comes with seven traps, so feel free to stock up.

Promising review: “Holy cow these suckers work! I’m so grossed out by the result, but at the same time I have a sick sense of satisfaction. I used these in my house plants that are breeding fungus gnats like crazy. I used them in conjunction with beneficial nematodes, and they definitely cut down on the number of gnats in our house. Unfortunately I added a new house plant, plus repotted one that had outgrown its prior home, and we are wrapped up in them again. I’m buying another package of sticky traps as soon as I finish this review!” —Megan

Get them from Amazon for $5.09+ (also available in a pack of 12).

8.

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.


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Promising review: “I purposely waited a while to do this review. I wanted to use the bags several times so I had a good idea of how good/bad they really are. I love them! I use the smaller ones for my bras/lingerie and they work beautifully. Very fine mesh, so hooks, etc. don’t snag on anything. Zippers are strong heavy duty plastic, and are working quite well. I would highly recommend them! You won’t be disappointed.” —BJP

Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.87+ (also available in set with different sized bags).

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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.


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Promising review: “Well it’s not made out of metal like I thought it would be, but it definitely works for my 6-year-old because that’s where her phone goes when she doesn’t listen! LOL.” —ash0069

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $9.95.

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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.


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Honestly, no matter which version of the Dyson stick vacuum you purchase, I can promise you’ll be satisfied with the results. I’ve used a variety of ’em and I can’t say enough good things about the product. It doesn’t hurt my back to use for an extended period of the time, the battery lasts long enough to clean my entire apartment, and it simply just WORKS. We have ours mounted in a narrow spot alongside our fridge — it’s really easy to keep in plain sight without being an eyesore.

Promising review: “I love the Dyson stick vacuums. They were life changing for me with two large dogs. I started off with the V6 pet and absolutely loved it but I beat it up using it three to five times a week. We ended up moving that one to our upstairs and purchased the V11. Amazing suction… I love that it switches modes itself as I go from carpet to wood floors. I think it’s heavier than my V6 pet but it’s still easy to operate. It holds significantly more debris which is great. By far my favorite part is that it tells me how much time I have left until the battery dies. My only negative comment would be that you have to remove the attachments in order to empty the bin but with all the other advantages this is very minimal.” —Mary Doherty

Get the Dyson V11 from Amazon for $479.99+ (available in three styles).

11.

Stainless-steel collapsible straws from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line for your morning (and afternoon) iced coffee runs, no more disposable plastic for you!


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Promising review: “This is a two-pack of stainless-steel collapsible straws with silicone tips. You get the two straws, a cleaning brush, and a drawstring bag for storage. The silicone ends come off for cleaning and they are different colors so you know whose is whose. These are good for people who don’t like drinking straight from the can or bottle. My elderly mother has trouble lifting her arm far enough to drink from water bottles so she uses straws, and she likes these because she now has her own straw she can use wherever she is. Saves using plastic straws and the storage bag easily fits in a pocket or purse.” —John

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line on Amazon for $9.99.

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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.


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Promising review: “I had no idea I’d love Alexa so much — I wake up in the morning and she does the routine I’ve set up, and she’s so comforting and useful and fun overall. My husband and I played Skills trivia games for hours last night. If we had kids it would be even more super useful (kids workouts, stories, games) — we even had a goodnight story read to us by Alexa and it was awesome. I’m really loving it. The Echo Dot itself is pretty great — the sound quality is pretty good, the bass when turned up is not that great, but if you really want to rock out you can connect it to other speakers or just use something else instead. I’m really surprised by how much I like the Alexa app (and the Echo Dot), because I’m a little resistant to technology, but it’s pretty easy to figure out and feels like a new little buddy in the home. I’m excited to get some SmartHome stuff now so I can turn on/off lights, heat, etc. Really cool, though, overall — I feel like Judy Jetson!” —Leah

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in four colors).

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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.


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Olive and June’s summer lineup was a collab with Zeba (who you should definitely follow on Instagram). I was inspired by this rainbow mani found on Olive and June’s Insta and loved it because I didn’t have to try and choose between all the stunning colors they were offering. Their fall collection is *also* fantastic so I recreated a similar look for the new season — obsessed.

The polish stays on for over a week and when you purchase the full kit you’ll also find yourself equipped with tools to pull off a flawless mani. My favorite tool is the little brush, designed to help you clean up your cuticles after inevitably getting polish all over ’em. Treat yourself, you won’t be disappointed.”

Check out our full review on Olive & June here.

Get them from Olive & June: “Nailfie Ready Fall Collection” for $56, the “Into You” summer set for $64, or “The Everything Box” for $88.

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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.


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Promising review: “This is an amazing product. I was able to pack all my 3-year-old son’s clothes in the small cube. I used the large cubes to pack all the adults clothes. Everything fit neatly into a small suitcase. I was blown away by how smoothly it made packing and kept us organized during vacation.” —Tiffani Herzog

Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.81 (available in six colors).

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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!?


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Promising review: “I’m a Sorel lover and when I saw the two-tone color option of these wedges I knew I had to have them. They fit great! I’m usually a 7-7.5 and went with the 7.5 to have enough room for thick socks and they fit perfectly. They were a little stiff putting them on the first time, but with continued use they will loosen. I’ve already got a couple pairs of Sorel and find these to fit similarly to the others. The wedge is comfortable to walk in, the arch support is great, and I love that the leather is waterproof so I can wear them all season long. I agree with the other reviews in that they’re a tad narrow, so wider feet may be tricky. I’m a very satisfied customer and highly recommend these :)” —Anonymous

Get them from Zappos for $199.95 (available in sizes 5–12 and nine styles).

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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.”


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Promising review: “I love this flatware! Seriously amazing deal, just a ridiculously good value, so I figured I would order a set because I had three mismatched sets of flatware in my drawer. These pieces are much heavier and sturdier and better quality than my previous flatware was, including the Oneida set that was my ‘nicer’ stuff. And the matching set of serving pieces are so nice. I don’t feel embarrassed about my mismatched forks and spoons anymore, these are nice enough for guests and sturdy enough for every day. Love it!” —evs

Get a 20-piece set from Amazon for $19.09+ (also available in 45 or 65-piece sets and 8 styles).

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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.


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Promising review: “We got these blackout curtains for the bedroom because our baby will not sleep until the sun starts to set (which doesn’t currently start until after 8 p.m. where we are). So we got these curtains hoping we could trick her into going to bed at a reasonable time. Let me tell ya’, they work better than I ever imagined! There are some small light leaks around the sides and top of the curtains, but that has everything to do with our installation. The curtains themselves block 100% of the sunlight coming through the window. Since installing them, we’ve been able to get our daughter to sleep on time every night and have gotten her to take much longer naps in the darkened room. The curtains themselves are very sturdy and the color (which is gorgeous) is true to the item photos.” —Linzy Schroeder

Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in six sizes and nine colors).

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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.


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Home Chef has a huuuuge menu of recipes to choose from — and they change weekly so you can *mix it up* and prevent yourself from getting burnt out on eating the same things all the team. You can note dietary restrictions/preferences while selecting your meals and also make choices based on how long the meal will take to cook. When your selections arrive on your doorstep (no trip to the supermarket!) they’ll also come with recipe steps, so you won’t even need to call your mom for help!

Get a subscription from Home Chef for $6.99+ per serving (you can choose between two or four servings).

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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.


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Promising review: “This dry shampoo is amazing. I have fine dirty blond hair that easily shows grease. My entire life I have always had to shower every morning in order to keep my hair looking clean throughout the whole day. I recently decided to try washing my hair every other day and using dry shampoo to avoid looking greasy. I decided to try Batiste and instantly fell in love. My hair looks flawless on day two after using dry shampoo. Unlike other brands I’ve tried, I completely forget this is in my hair as it actually feels cleans instead of feeling like dirty hair that is pretending to be clean. I decided to see if I could push my luck and get a third day out of the dry shampoo and it turns out I can! My hair still looked decent (although not perfect) on day three.” —KR

Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

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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.


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Promising review: “Oh…my…soul. This product is a miracle. I have VERY blister-prone feet, and it is so difficult for me to find shoes that don’t rub me raw (I’m talking every kind of shoe — flats, sandals, heels, tennis shoes, etc.). I bought new water shoes that were supposed to be amazing for your feet, and they felt great when I tried them on, but the first time I wore them I had a blister on my heel within 30 minutes. (And I wasn’t even in the water! Just walking around the house.) I went online and bought this product that night. Let me tell you, the next time I wore those water shoes with this product…NO blisters, AT ALL. Not even a sore spot!! I am in awe. I’ve now tried this product with several other shoes that used to rub me as well, and same thing! This is my new best friend. Thank you, SportShield!” —Matthew Leonard

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available as bottles or packs of towelettes).

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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.


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Amazon customers noted that the fit may vary based on your foot size.

Promising review: “I love these. Out of the blue I developed some pain that I assumed was plantar fasciitis. I was dreading wearing clunky shoes and insoles around the house. Enter these bizarre little bands. Whatever hocus-pocus is going on here, I’m a believer. I wore them faithfully for a week or so and my pain is gone. Maybe they aren’t for everyone, but they sure worked for me.” —frankenmuth

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two styles).

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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.


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Promising review: “I got this as a birthday present for my husband, the classic man who’s impossible to buy for, and he was thrilled with it. He’s a by-the-numbers kind of guy, and followed the directions carefully. As a result, all six of the herbs have germinated, and we are already using some of them (basil, thyme and dill) only three weeks later. One thing: the light is much brighter than I expected. The pictures show it as a pleasant glow, almost a night light. It’s bright. The timer keeps it on for 15 hours a day, so hopefully there’s a place in your house where it won’t reflect off the TV screen or light up somebody’s bedroom.” —Mary B.

Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in three styles).

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An automatic pan stirrer with a timer, perfect for any aspiring chef who tends to get a little absent-minded while following a recipe.


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Promising review: “My husband loves to cook. We have two very small children, so while his meals are mostly yummy, they are also sometimes burnt. 🙂 This was perfect for him. He’s able to turn it on, run into the next room to save the day with a plastic bag and a washcloth for whatever blowout-esque mess I’m dealing with, forget he’s cooking, run back into the kitchen frantically when he remembers, and arrive only to find the meal practically cooking itself. Best. Gift. Ever.” —Jake the ChefturnedDaddy

Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

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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!?


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Promising review: “Life-changing sounds a bit exaggerated, but not for me! I hated curling my hair — it took so much time, I couldn’t quite get the ‘wrist twist’ down with my straightener, my curls never seemed to last, the time it took just wasn’t work it. I actually WANT to curl my hair now! It’s quick, easy to use, and my curls last! You don’t have to worry about twisting your arm up and around your head, while contorting to get that perfect curl. You seriously don’t even need to do much of anything. It even alerts you when the curl is done. I mean, how much more simple could it get?! I’m so pleased with this product, I’ve told several of my friends about it.” —Stephanie Overstreet

Get it from Amazon for $40.83.

Learn more about the Kiss Instawave automatic curling iron here!

25.

Reliable Ryka sneakers you can throw on real quick before you head out the door to run a bunch of errands.


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Promising review: “Have worn Ryka for years. I walk an average of 3 miles a day and have for years. I NEVER have to break in my Rykas. Put this pair on this morning for the first time and walked 3.5 miles with comfort and support. NOTE: I have gone up a half size on my last three pairs.” —Janice S. Oattis

Get them from Amazon for $46.53+ (available in women’s sizes 5–12, in regular and wide widths, and 13 styles).


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Promising review: “I have multiple USB charged devices and only had one wall outlet plug in for USB. I looked for one with great reviews because I had one before that ended up breaking and I love this one. It can charge six devices at the same time and not have a slowing down or overheating problem. I would buy this again, it’s durable and very sleek looking where as my old one was kind of bland looking and had some of the ports break. Six months later and this one is still going strong.” —Jamie Childers

Get it from Amazon for $17.98+ (available in six styles).

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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!


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Promising review: “I have recommended this product to quite a few people already. I bought this in June and the elastic is still just as springy as it was new. I keep four cards in it with a metal plate to attach to my magnetic car mount and that’s pretty much the capacity. It retains the cards well and has never once even come close to having one of them slip out by accident. The adhesive backing must be made out of superglue. I have a Lifeproof case on my phone and regularly go kayaking, four-wheeling, and other rough-and-tumble activities and it hasn’t peeled or anything. I will be buying another one when I get a new phone. It’s also VERY nice not having to carry my wallet anymore. I have noticed a large relief to some minor but regular back pain since I got rid of the wallet. I couldn’t ask for more.” —AmazonCustomer82

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 15 colors).

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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.


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Promising review: “This is my first Amazon review but I just absolutely love these. While not the worst case closet scenario, I have had those basic plastic white hangers that sag and break for as long as I can remember and after collecting what seems like a lifetime supply of them, I finally I bit the bullet and replaced them all with something more suited for an adult. These are so thin, wonderfully uniform, and just classic/classy looking; I don’t think I’ll ever go back to anything else. They’re sturdy and perfectly nonslip thus far.” —ctf

Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $16.28+ (available in sets of 30, 50, or 100 and three colors).

Check out our full review on the AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers here.

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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.


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Billie is a fantastic subscription service that let’s you choose how often you need your razor refills then delivers them right to your doorstep. I recently tried my first Billie razor and, OMG, my legs have never been smoother. My coworker Rachel Dunkel is also a BIG fan of Billie razors and their other products. Here’s what she had to say:

“For the last five years or so, I haven’t cared that much about shaving. I’d let my legs and pits grow into a (beautiful!) forest, but whenever I craved a nice, smooth shave and picked up a razor from the drugstore, I’d end up disappointed. Even with more expensive razor brands, I’d still be prickly and end up regretting ever shaving in the first place. I have never, ever had that problem with Billie. Ever since trying their razors and shave cream, I’ve actually *wanted* to keep up with shaving. You get a ridiculously smooth result on the first go, even if your hair is super grown out. But most importantly, it STAYS that way for way longer than with other brands. With Billie, it actually feels worth the time and money to shave, something that I could never say about any other razor.”

Check out our full review on the Billie razor subscription here.

Get it from Billie for $9+ (available in five colors).

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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.


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I have one of these bad boys and can validate that it is SO easy to use. I pop my phone into it when I get in the shower and click the lil’ button on the front to start the cleaning process. You can also charge your phone while it’s inside the machine. Fellow germaphobes — you can thank me later.

Promising review: “Bought this along with a set of agar plates to test it for ourselves. We swabbed my daughter’s and husband’s phones before and after use. It does work. We are very happy with the product.” —Ginger

Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

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New hypoallergenic sheets, because there’s no better way to set yourself up for success than putting fresh linens on your bed.


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Promising review: “I’ve been using these sheets for a few weeks now and I can absolutely say that they are my favorite sheets ever. I don’t know what unicorn this fabric was harvested from, but it’s so incredibly soft. It’s already 90 degrees here and I’m not finding them too warm at night. I’ve washed them and thrown them in the dryer and so far so good on not showing any signs of wear. The other thing I like is that they’re pretty deep, so they actually fit well on our memory foam mattress. I can’t believe the price; I really didn’t know what I was expecting for that price point but I’m am so shockingly pleased. I’m ordering a second set for my bed and replacing both my sons’ beds with these sheets.” —Heather B.

Get them from Amazon for $35.97+ (available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, and split king sizing and 42 styles).

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Or elegant sheets made of breathable bamboo cotton that’ll impress your parents when they pay you an overnight visit.


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Promising review: “Love our new sheets! Out of all the bed sheets I’ve ever used, bamboo seems to be the best. Nothing like sleeping on these buttery sheets after a long day.” —Linda

Get them from Down Cotton for $175 (available in queen, king, and California king sizing and 10 colors).

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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.


Amazon

Promising review: “It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!” —Nelis Perez

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

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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.


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Promising review: “I purchased this lint remover because of the reviews. And I must say that it works awesome. I like the fact that it’s electronic and not battery operated. The Aw Union Lint remover is very easy to use and has taken my extremely linty shirt and made it look new again. The lint remover is a perfect price and comes with a drawstring pouch, a replacement blade and a brush for cleaning. Worth the value.” —Lea

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

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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.


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Do you boast about being a minimalist? Or maybe you just have ZERO counter space? Then the Quip might just be the toothbrush of your dreams. (It’s even our BuzzFeed Reviews affordable pick for best electric toothbrush.) It has a three-month battery life, comes with a wall mount and travel case, and is super quiet during use. I personally own it (the rose gold one is gorg), my mom has one, AND my father-in-law. We’re all happy as can be!

Promising review: “I truly love this toothbrush, feels great when done. Like the fact that it tells you when to move to the next quadrant. People in general do not take the two minutes to brush their teeth, much less concentrate on each quadrant and change the brush every three months. Anyway, I love it and will recommend it.” —Maria S.

Get a starter set from Quip for $55+ (available in five colors and a variety of subscription plans).

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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.


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Promising review: “I love how these strips feel and taste! They work well and they’re affordable! It’s easy for me to keep up my seven-day routine! Because they are user friendly and only take 15 minutes, I usually put them on while I’m getting ready for bed. I actually look forward to whitening my teeth now; and my gums feel healthy and not sensitive! No chemical taste or tooth sensitivity! They work like a charm to keep my smile bright! I love that I can continue to enjoy the food and drinks that I love and still smile confidently. I keep them with me everywhere I go!” —Megan W.

Get a seven-day set from Burst Oral Care for $19.99 or subscribe for $14.99.

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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.


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Promising review: “I’ve had this device for a little while now and I absolutely love it! Light detector and motion detector work together to only turn the toilet light on when it senses darkness and movement. I love that there are 16 different colors you can choose from; and with each 16 colors you can raise or lower the brightness which kind of makes color choices even bigger if you consider the different color brightness a new color. You can either leave your toilet light cycling through all 16 colors while on, or you have the option of choosing one of the colors and keeping it on that color. I ended up getting two of these toilet lights for both of my bathrooms and my guests, as well as I, love it.” —Sergio Rios

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

38.

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!


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Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it’s green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much.” —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

39.

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.


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Promising review: “I have NO idea why this product would ever have less than a five-star review. It is a great brush set — I used all three in an effort to get some mildew stains off the grout in my shower. NOTHING worked, but a bit of Soft Scrub (bleach) and these brushes worked like a charm! I then used the larger brush on the floor of the shower, and to remove some soap scum from the glass shower doors. WOW! Where has this been all my life?! Excellent product, works like it should in conjunction with your power drill.” —SomeGirl

Get it from Amazon for $12.70+ (available in six styles).

40.

A rapid egg cooker you can use to make your breakfast faster than you can say, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”


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One little machine that can whip up hard-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs and omelettes? Sounds magical! And let me tell you — it is. Get one of these egg-cellent appliances ASAP.

Promising review: “If you are on the fence about getting one of these, GET ONE. It really is as easy as it sounds to have a perfectly cooked egg, no guesswork. If you’re particular about egg yolks like me and like them soft but not runny or raw, I’ve attached an image of a perfectly soft-boiled egg that was cooked as directed (I timed it, this one was 11 minutes. You don’t have to time it at all as the buzzer will go off, just for reference). Just have an ice bath ready next to the cooker and let the eggs sit for a minute or two in there…peels come right off 🙂 Makes healthy eating a breeze in the morning! Where has this been all my life!??!?” —rebecca

Check out our deep dive into the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker here.

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

41.

A grout pen to help restore your bathroom and kitchen floor into a sparkling beauty you’d have no hesitation to eat off of.


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Promising review: “OK so I was skeptical but figured I would try it. I used it to go over existing stone grout previous owner had in the kitchen. I first did one square to see the difference and it was perfect so I continued on. One small pen finished half my kitchen and slider area. I ordered more because I will be doing it twice and then will be going over it with a clear sealant I found in Lowe’s. Really brightened up my kitchen floor and will also be doing the grout on kitchen backsplash. I also ordered the white which I will be going over with on the bathroom tiles. Love this product!” —Liz

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

42.

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.


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Promising review: “I’m having a blast with this miniature Magic 8 Ball. It sits on the table by my recliner for easy access. With it, I’m now free of the majority of decision-making in my life which relieves me of any stress, anxiety, or uncertainty that might come over me at any moment. I no longer have to take any responsibility for my actions; I can just blame it on the 8 Ball. It fits easily into almost any sized pocket, so, if I’m going out, I can take it along and let it play the same role in my life. This ability to take my new decision-maker with me in smaller form is great! It’s a nice return to my childhood, inexpensive, and a much-needed reprieve from the stress of our contemporary society. Everyone should have one and have some light-hearted fun!” —ALW

Get it from Amazon for $6.33.

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