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    42 Cheap Things To Help You Feel Like You've Got This Whole Adult Thing Figured Out

    Mastering adult life for under $20.

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    1. A narrow spiral planner that'll take up little space on your desk but still provide you with enough room for all the reminders you need to tackle the week, no problem. SO ADULT.

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    Promising review: "I love this planner. I’ve been looking for a planner that has days of the week in a calendar format of some sort rather than the usual planners that have a bunch of papers behind the calendar that I don’t end up using. It has a lot of space to write for each day of the week and you can use this until you run out because you pencil in the dates yourself! It’s meant as a desk calendar but I use it for school and keep it in my bag." —al_uhh

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A set of colorful bento boxes so it's super easy to meal prep, pack your lunch, and finally save some dang money...which are three things we could all use more of.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These were exactly what I wanted, and I have been very pleased with them. In fact, they surpassed my expectations. Ample room and compartments for perfect work and school lunches. Very easy to pack. Very easy to clean. And they stack nicely on my storage shelf. You get enough with one order to pretty much handle an entire family's needs. I would definitely recommend them." —C. J. Balthrop

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.87.

    3. And! A meal plan notepad with a perforated shopping list to help you line up everything you need for a week's worth of food. No more aimlessly wandering grocery store aisles with no game plan!

    Amazon

    You can separate the two lists or keep them attached! It even has two magnets on the back so you can easily hang 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. The fact that it's magnetic is cool, because you can hang it on the fridge. 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.

    4. A bottle sealer with a built-up pressure pump, because letting your bubbly drinks go to waste is irresponsible and I will not stand for it. This will keep your Prosecco and sparkling rosé fizzy, just the way it's supposed to be.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Loved this product. So easy to use. Everything is in one — no plug with pump. It stays on and keeps the bubbles in champagne and all carbonated wines. It does not pop off or leak if you lay the bottle back on its side in the refrigerator. It's metal and very strong. Love that you just need to pump the top to take out the air. Great for picnics and BYOBs. Plus it DOES NOT LEAK!" —C. Glidden

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    5. A user-friendly, monthly budget planner to help you monitor your expenses by category so you see the bigger picture of your spending habits — and where you can make cut backs.

    Amazon

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

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A styling spray that'll enhance your natural hair so you can give your locks a break from the heat...and so you can make it to work on time on late, no-shower kind of mornings.

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    Promising review: "I loooove this product. My natural hair is wavy and has always been unmanageable for me no matter which product I used, until I took a chance on this spray. From years of straightening I was unsure if this could really help bring out my natural curls and waves, but I was surprised when it did. I shower, put my hair up in a towel turban, do my makeup, then take my hair out and spray this evenly throughout my hair while lightly scrunching. It brings out my natural waves and helps lock in their shape all day without feeling heavy, greasy or crunchy. Highly recommend for those who love their natural waves, but want their shape to last all day!" —S2018

    Get it from Amazon for $3.85.

    7. A One Top induction cooktop that uses an app to control the heat based on certain recipe so dinner is simple, easy, and burnt-free. Hey, maybe this whole "cooking dinner thing" isn't so bad?!

    Macy's

    Promising review: I love that it has a thermometer with it and the ability to have recipes done through Bluetooth. It will be so helpful and make following recipes so easy! I plan on using this as an additional cooking source for the holidays. I’m going to purchase one for my daughter who lives in a small apartment in NYC." —Deee

    Get it on sale from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $149.99 (originally $214.99).

    8. A Glossier Milky Jelly cleanser you can use on dry skin as a makeup remover, or on wet skin as a hydrating face wash. We love a double-duty product and taking care of our skin!

    Glossier

    Promising review: "Love this stuff so much! Since I have sensitive skin, it's always been hard for me to find a good cleanser. But this stuff is awesome. It's so gentle and feels so nice when you massage it into your skin. Its texture is amazing and better than any other gel cleanser I've tried. I can tell that my skin has improved after using this stuff. A bonus is the subtle rose smell, which is thankfully not from any artificial fragrance. This cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin." —glitter

    Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in two sizes).

    9. A stain repellent spray for your pricier handbags that'll create an invisible protective layer and ward off the evils of rain and denim stains. What do grownups do? Take care of expensive things so they last longer.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff! I have several high end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!" —MTHealthyLiving

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    10. And! A water repellent spray to form a protective barrier on your best boots so they actually have a chance surviving this winter.

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    Keep in mind this is ideal for leather, nubuck, and canvas shoes. Be sure to do a test spray on a small area to ensure the spray is suitable for the material.

    Promising review: "This product works great on our boots to keep them dry. The application lasts about a full year in South Dakota winters and then we need to reapply. One bottle thoroughly soaked all of these boots (then it was empty)." —B. Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $15.05.

    11. A cute and very helpful book to help ~grow~ your plant-raising skills, because it is possible to keep your fiddle-leaf fig alive — you just need some assistance.

    Amazon

    This book is packed with useful information on over 50 common houseplants. This is you and your plant's year!

    Promising review: "Really great guide to houseplants. I am an experienced outdoor vegetable gardener, who has never had much success with houseplants. The only one I've ever been able to keep alive is, George, my un-killable Aspidistra (iron plant). Thanks to this book and the more detailed, but less cute, book Practical Houseplants I now have a little forest of air cleaning plants, succulents, retro 70s plants (rubber plant, and Swiss cheese plant), and even two indoor banana trees — all healthy and happy. Even George is happier than ever, with new leaves. Thank you!" —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    12. A magnetic dry-erase board perfect for whatever weekly reminders you need to leave yourself before heading out the door. DON'T FORGET TO PICK UP THE DRY CLEANING.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this whiteboard. I bought it so that I can make an organizational board for my fridge. I used Sharpie markers to divide up the board and to make the headers. I love the dry erase markers and that they have magnets on the back of them; that way I can hang them above the board. The eraser is great, too, since it has a magnet and can be placed on the fridge as well. The board erases pretty well, but you will need to use some Windex on it occasionally to clean it up." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

    13. Reusable silicone bags you can use to store all your produce, snacks, and leftovers — or even as a marinating bag. Yay for reducing plastic use, spending less money on eating out, and yummy foods!

    Amazon

    They're dishwasher and microwave safe!

    Promising review: "Amazing idea! I keep my frozen bananas in them when they start to go bad. The freezer disposable bags used to freezer-burn them. These reusable bags keep these from getting freezer burn and they taste amazing in my smoothies. Easy to close too! I need 100 more! I love this color, however I think I would lean towards clear since if I have multiple in the freezer, it's easier to see what's in them." —Sasha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes and 9 colors/prints).

    14. A variety pack of heel and shoe inserts to not only protect your feet from blisters, but provide extra support for your soles. Go ahead, get out those work heels you've been wanting wear and break those babies in.

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    Promising review: "I love these and wish I had them for every pair of heels I own. They can be a little annoying to put on because they are extremely sticky, but once they're on they're on. I bought the pack for four different heels for my week of sorority recruitment and used them on every pair and even stowed away the extras for my next pair. My favorite part is that the back connects to the heel, making it stay in place. When I have bought just heel ones in the past, they never stayed on." —Amazon Customer

    Get an assortment pack of eight pairs from Amazon for $13.98.

    15. A pack of deodorant wipes you can whip out after the gym for a quick body refresher — and then head straight to happy hour.

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    Promising review: "They are great when there's no time for a shower after going to the gym or after a long bike ride. Of course, it's not the same as taking a shower, but using the wipes will make you feels a bit fresher until you can get to the real thing. I highly recommend." —Margo

    Get a pack of 10 individually wrapped sheets from Amazon for $11.99.

    And check out our picks for the best natural deodorant on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. A dishwasher magnet you simply switch back and forth to indicate if the dishes are clean or dirty. Please stop eating off plates you're not sure are dirty or not.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have kept saying that we needed a magnet every time that my husband would unload dirty dishes and put them away in the cupboards!! This solves so much frustration! It has a nice magnet backing for use on dishwashers with stainless fronts, and little sticky circles to use on a plastic front. You don't have to pick the magnet off to change the sign — the little door on the magnet easily slides from left to right, showing either the 'clean' or the 'dirty' sign. I thought at first that this magnet was too large, but I've decided that it's just right. We like seeing it clearly. It doesn't look tacky. Just what we needed!" —Never Too Old To Learn

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

    17. A very encouraging water bottle to keep track of your daily intake so you stay hydrated and feelin' great.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these bottles. They keep me on track and make drinking eight cups of water a breeze. I know it’s psychological, but I was having so much trouble drinking enough water before these bottles. I would definitely recommend these water bottles to anyone. It was a great purchase." —Jenn

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A felt purse insert for effortlessly transferring alllllll of your essentials from one bag to another. The days of lost keys, wallets, and your favorite Chapstick are O-V-E-R.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this organizer. I got the medium red one, and it fits my Coach tote bag brilliantly. It even leaves a little room for when I want to use a larger wallet. I ordered about six other organizers from different companies. They differed in size and pockets, but this one won hands down. It is by far the best quality and well-made one out of all the ones I got. I’ll be returning all the rest, and ordering more sizes in this one!" —Shilin

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    19. Labeled closet dividers, because nothing screams, I have my life in order (!!!) like an organized closet where you can actually find what you're looking for.

    Amazon

    The set comes with 12 blank dividers and 48 labels.

    Promising review: "This is one of those products you don't know you need until you have it. I love how organized my closet is. It also helps you know what you have. It makes it easy to see the items you may be hoarding. I didn't even realize I had capri pants until I started organizing with these. I could have been wearing them all summer. I have large closet rods made from heavy piping and this product fit. I am ordering a set for my mom. She loved mine." —Michelle

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

    20. And since it's the year of ~organization~ (I still see your, Marie Kondo!), an earring organizer so you never again have to rummage through knots of jewelry in search of your best studs.

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    Get it from Amazon for $16.16+ (available in five styles).

    21. A discreet little password book that'll serve ya a friendly reminder when you can't remember what your favorite pizza topping was in 2007.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this little book! What an awesome idea someone had when they came up with this! I have always had to write my passwords in some sort of notebook/journal since I have so many accounts and can never remember any of them, but this just made it SO much easier! It’s in alphabetical order which is super convenient and it’s discreet yet not boring enough to get shuffled away with other paperwork and notebooks." —Erika Gustafson

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three sizes).

    22. A pasta portion tool so you can *finally* make the proper amount of pasta for yourself without wasting or not making enough.

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    23. A wildly popular book with a huge following (really, it literally has over 5,400 positive reviews) to give a read. It lays out simple, no-nonsense steps that'll help you regain control of your finances.

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    Promising review: "I grabbed this book because I was tired of watching our bank account drain and credit card balances rise, all the while wondering where the heck our money was going. And quite simply put, this changed everything for us within the first month. The 'makeover' is a set of seven baby steps, but before the steps comes the cornerstone of the whole program: a written budget and a cash envelope system. The book covers why you need a written budget, and boy, it was true for us. Sure, I had a mental idea of what our bills were. But writing everything out let me see ALL the little things I tend to forget about, and how quickly they add up. Then comes the cash envelope system, which helped us make an immediate 180-degree turnaround on our spending. The book covers why cash is better than plastic (debit as well as credit), as well as how to create cash envelopes for each spending category and stuff them with the budgeted amounts. No more accidental overspending!" –Janell Michaels

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. Expanding file folders to keep your important documents safe and sound so when you actually need to find that one tax return form from 2014, you know exactly where to go.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am on the road all the time for work, and these have made my life so much easier! I have almost every color of these and use one for my personal (bills to pay, checks to cash, to-do lists, forms to sign, etc.), another for anything that pertains to a specific day, and one for each of my clients. I could easily see these being great for high school or college classes. These go from the floor of my car, to my bottomless purse, to the kitchen counter — they go everywhere and they have held up great! I absolutely love these!" —Jenna Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 each (available in eight colors).

    For more on these folders, check out "You Can Fit Your Whole Damn Life Into These Adorable File Folders."

    25. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder that'll basically guarantee your days are free from the stressful, frantic, and all-too-common car key search.

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    It has an adhesive backing that'll stick to your walls and doors. If you're a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $2.99.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    26. Heat-resistant toaster bags for reheating sandwiches, fries, and other should-be crispy foods the RIGHT way — aka, not in the microwave where they tragically turn soggy. Plus, it's a great way to make a quick grilled cheese. You are welcome.

    Amazon

    It will ALSO keep your toaster clean and free from a crumb takeover. Not to mention these are a great way to prevent cross-contamination when there's a gluten-free member in the home. Each bag can be washed with soap and water and used up to 100 times.

    Promising review: "I had no idea how well these would work. You can put toast, rolls, or anything that will fit in the slot even if it has jelly or spread. It doesn't hurt the toaster and the food comes out warm." —mare36

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.99.

    27. An eight-bin interlocking drawer organizer you can customize to fit your drawers just perfectly so every product finally has its own place.

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    Promising review: "These organizer bins were just perfect for my needs. I love that I'm not stuck with one configuration, it's so easy to change out a large bin for two or three small bins or vice-versa so the number of different layout possibilities are endless. The bins are super easy to lock together so it's simple to increase the size by interlocking a few more bins or make it smaller by removing a couple bins. The bins are made of a thicker plastic and feel nice and sturdy. I use these in the utility drawer in the kitchen, the drawers in our bathroom vanity and my dressing table. This is my third set and I will be using these to organize some drawers in the garage." —Dee

    Get the eight bin set on Amazon for $8.96 (available in six styles/colors).

    28. A monthly vitamin subscription curated just for you to give you the nutrients and energy you need to tackle the week.

    Care/of

    BuzzFeeder Emmy Favilla checked these out for herself and said:

    "When you first sign up on Care/of's website, you'll be asked some basic questions (age, gender, etc.), as well as what goals you have in mind (I chose brain, energy, digestion, and skin, for example). From there, you'll answer between three to five questions for each 'goal' — everything from your sleeping, eating, and drinking habits, to questions about your mood and energy levels — so put some time aside to answer them honestly and thoughtfully. And after that, poof! A list of your recommended vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, and/or probiotics are will appear before your very eyes. Once ordered, they’re sent to you monthly as a box with 30 packs each containing your daily dosages (and each printed with a fun challenge, inspirational quote, fact, or question)." –Emmy Favilla

    Read her full review here.

    Get them from Care/of for $5+ a month.

    29. A wrinkle release spray for the "oh crap, I am running so late" mornings when there's no time to lug out the iron or steamer, but you can't just show up to work in a wrinkled shirt. We get it, we've been there.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    30. A rapid veggie steamer that'll deliver a quick and delicious dinner that doesn't involve a complicated recipe, a ton of steps, and ingredients you completely forgot to pick up at the store.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great purchase!!! I’ve been able to steam a whole squash, whole zucchini, handful of cauliflower, broccoli, and it comes out perfect in 3-4 minutes! It makes cooking and eating healthier so quick and easy." —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    31. OR! A cookbook featuring recipes that can all be made in one pot, skillet, or slow cooker. Dinner and clean-up after a looooong work day has never looked so promising.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a cookbook that anyone can use day after day. These are simple, easy meals. Easy enough for weeknights, but filled with enough flavor for the weekends! I have over 200 cookbooks and this will definitely be at the top as one of my most used." —P. Greer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    32. The Tidy Cup, a handy little invention that catches all those excess little drips your mega-sized laundry detergent + softener bottles like to leave mounds of for you to discover on your shelves later.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite items ever! I don’t know how I did laundry without it. Actually I do and remember but now it’s one less thing I have to worry about. No more messy detergent dripping over night onto the floor or hangers. It’s all in the cup! And it’s easy to pour out the amount that I need!!!! I love love love this product." —Shannonmk

    Get it on Amazon for $10.75.

    33. A mini knife sharpener to revive the inexpensive knives you've had since freshman year of college back to pristine condition.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I bought more than a dozen Victorinox steak and kitchen knives over 15 years ago and they have been great knives. But they’ve been getting dull over the years and I believed I couldn’t sharpen them because they have the wavy blades, but I was mistaken. This stone does a fantastic job and after a quick 20 pulls across the steel (rough) and then ceramic stones my knives were 200% sharper. Now I try to pull them over the ceramic sharpener a few times each time I wash them. They’re essentially brand-new knives again." —J&A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    To learn more about it, check out "This Lil' Knife Sharpener Will Transform Your Trash Knives For Under $6".

    34. Satin pillowcases that not only look expensive as hell and feel just like silk, but are great for preventing your hair from knotting over night. Good design aesthetic and functionality are like the two pillars of adult life.

    Amazon

    Many reviewers mentioned the best way to extend the life of the pillowcase is by hand washing it, or washing on delicate and air drying.

    Promising review: "Couldn't afford silk so ordered these. I love them. I've heard that sleeping on cotton is like rubbing your face on steel wool all night since that's how delicate the skin there is. All I know is I shower and style my hair at night and after sleeping on these, my hair looked freshly blow dried the next morning. I'm not exaggerating, hair looked the exact same in morning as it did after I styled it the night before. So, if this material is that nurturing to my hair I can only imagine how my face is loving it. I'm hooked and will be buying more colors." —Binary Code

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98+ (available in four sizes and 15 colors).

    35. Anti-mold pads for extending the life of allllll the fruit and veggies you just optimistically bought at the store. These will give you a chance to actually eat them before they go bad!

    Amazon

    These foam liners help cut down mold by absorbing excess water and providing your fruits/veggies better air circulation.

    Promising review: "These are my favorite new kitchen items. Cut into the shape of your fridge crisper drawer and you can place your veggies directly on top, they will last days longer without getting spoiled. It saves money in the long run because your vegetables will stay fresh. I loved them. I use the yellow for fruits and green for vegetables. They do their job, absorb excess water thus preventing mold and keeping things crisp." —California-Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.99.

    36. A pack of divider sticky notes that'll conveniently summarize important chapters of the giant textbook you've been lugging around all semester, while keeping your notes super organized.

    Amazon

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up of these sticky notes.

    Promising review: "I love these! I'm a college student who takes notes a lot, and these are perfect for using on rented textbooks (which you can't write in). The tabs are nice and there's just enough space on each paper to put down important information. Nice thick paper; it's sticky from one edge to about halfway to the other edge so it stays on pretty well." —maria17

    Get it from Amazon for $3.71 (available in packs of one, two, three, six, nine, and twelve).

    37. Heatless foam rods ready to give you effortless, beachy waves all while you complete other getting-ready duties. You'll *feel* more put together, even if your mornings are hectic and rushed.

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    Like most things, they require a little practice, but stick with it! Once mastered, you can have gorgeous waves that took minimal effort on your part.

    Promising review: I’m a stay-at-home mom to two boys under 5. I love curly hair but having time to heat-style my hair in the morning is not realistic. The house will burn down and curly hair is just not worth that. When they arrived, I was too excited to not try them out immediately. So, I rolled my completely dry hair, misted it with water and set a timer for two hours. I sprayed my hair with hairspray and removed them – expecting mayyyybe a light wave. Needless to say I was floored. I cannot wait to see how my hair turns out with a little more prep and a little more time!" —motherfrost

    Learn more about these wondrous foam rods in, "Give Your Hair A Break From The Heat And Try These Amazing Curling Rods"

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    38. A handy gadget that'll help remind you whether or not the doggo has been fed. Hey, the day can get crazy and those puppy dog eyes are persuasive.

    amazon.com

    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 has fed them every morning. Now I just 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 hypoallergenic makeup brush cleanser to remove all the nastiness that builds up over time and can cause breakouts. Trust me, your brushes and skin will thank you.

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    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes, I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and used it with a makeup brush spinner, and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterwards! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to breakout when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner + the brush spinner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using them." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    40. A deck of bodyweight exercise cards if you you've got the motivation to workout but aren't quite ready for a full-on gym membership.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are super useful. I am a certified personal trainer and I am using them to help challenge me to try new workouts. I looked at these online for a couple weeks before deciding to take the plunge and purchase them. Totally worth the money! High quality cards, easy to read and great for a learning tool for anyone from beginners to advanced!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two English volumes, and a Spanish edition).

    41. An extendable Swiffer duster for an easy, quick dusting that takes little effort on your part (ayyy, my type of cleanin'!). Really, you could just walk around dragging this behind you and it would pick up dirt like a magnet.

    Amazon

    I didn't expect to love this thing so much, but it makes dusting so easy and something I don't mind doing weekly. The extra long handle lets you get to those hard-to-reach places, and the replaceable heads are so convenient. It takes me a total of five minutes to run this over the main surfaces of my house to reduce dust, which is suuuuper important for my partner who has severe allergies.

    Get the starter kit and three refillable dusters from Amazon for $12.52, and additional refill dusters for $11.97.

    42. And a stainless steel thermos that'll maybe, juuuuust maybe, sway you to start bringing your leftovers to work for lunch.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this food jar for my oatmeal that I take to work every morning. I eat my oatmeal about two hours after getting to work. By the time I would eat it using my old container, it was barely warm. With my new Mira Lunch Food Jar, it tasted like I had just made it. It keeps my oatmeal very warm. I highly recommend this product." —Pet Lover

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50 (available in ten colors).

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