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    31 Things To Help Anyone Who Struggles To Develop Good Habits

    It's never too late to change your ways.

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    1. A bite-deterring nail polish if pure force of will has never quite been enough to get you to stop chomping on those fingers.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I've been a terrible nail biter since I was a young child, and I tried everything to stop. I hated my hands and was so ashamed of how they looked, but I couldn't help it. I committed to putting a layer of this on every other day. It's now been three months, and my nails look amazing. The urge to bite has lessened, but I don't think it will ever go away, so I plan to use this polish for years to come. The taste is so strong and immediately bitter, and it really lingers on your lips and tongue for a while. It's an amazing product, and I highly recommend it." —Lydia G Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    Learn more about it in "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails."

    2. A ten-pack of silicone straws so you don't have to clean and tote around just one, hoping you remember it. Keep them here, there, and everywhere so you can always find one when you need it.,

    This comes with 10 straws, a carrying case, and a cleaning brush. They're also dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I originally started out using the stainless steel straws — but I lived in this relentless, looming anxiety that I would chip my tooth on the point where I dreaded using my straws. Which defeats the point! I thoroughly enjoy that you can chew on these. 😂 Five stars all around, they come with simple baggy to take them for travel, AND a cleaner utensil. They're super low maintenance, because they give you the proper care and cleaning tools. They also donate to the OCEANA campaign effort to save the ocean!" —Amy Marquez-Vincent

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.95.

    3. An external battery that holds up to *three* full phone charges so you're not eternally punished every time you leave the house at 12%.


    It holds three FULL charges for an iPhone and is an everyday essential. I have this charger and truly rely on it.

    Promising review: "Got this as a gift for my wife before we went overseas for two weeks. She was able to charge her phone during the day for four or five days before it needed to be recharged. I was actually very impressed with it." —Ray Detwiler

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A makeup-removing towel if taking off your full face after a long day usually feels like too big of a task.


    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.

    5. Or reusable cotton rounds if you're almost too good at remembering to take off your makeup and want to cut down on the disposable pads overflowing from your trashcan.

    The pads are machine washable and come with a washable laundry bag so they don't get lost.

    Promising review: "These are really nice, and are a must if you are eco-conscious! I use a cleansing balm to remove my makeup and it requires a cloth to fully remove the balm/makeup from your skin. These pads work wonderfully for the job. They’re much better than using disposable cotton rounds, since they don’t fall apart, and they’re softer than a traditional washcloth. This bamboo fabric is super soft and durable. It feels good on the skin and gently but thoroughly wipes away your makeup and cleansers. I absolutely LOVE that it comes with a garment bag so that you don’t lose them in the washing machine. I choose to wash these in the cold delicate cycle. I totally recommend these! I think they’re a great value!" —Phillip A. Rzewski

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors).

    6. A subscription to Book of the Month to get yourself back in the habit of reading. Treat your brain to a little fun by putting down your screen now and again and enjoying a new bestseller.

    I adore my Book of the Month subscription! It keeps me sharp, researching the new titles and looking forward to a new read.

    What you get: Your choice of one of five titles a month with an option to skip a month and save your credit whenever you please.

    Get it from Book of the Month for $14.99/month.

    7. A tiny umbrella that won't be a hassle to carry. No more complaining about "forgetting" an umbrella when really you just didn't want to drag one along.


    The umbrella automatically opens and closes.

    Promising review: "I like the tiny size. It easily fits into my glovebox in the car without taking too much space. It may not be big enough for a long walk, but for those who rush from parking lot to the building, it is a good enough size and I think that's what it is designed for. Will buy another for my other SUV." —A guy working hard

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

    8. Some charcoal shoe deodorizers if wearing socks with shoes just...isn't your thing. I can't make you wear socks, but I can implore you to eradicate some of the stench for the good of everyone around you.


    To recharge these babies, just place them in a nice sunbeam.

    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! I had to find something to make the stench go away. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!" —Erin

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A cup holder car trash can, because you might not mind having to crunch over garbage just to get in your car, but your passengers might.


    Promising review: "It’s ridiculous how much I love these! The push part is on a spring so it stays closed when you aren’t pushing it, and of course it perfectly fits in the cup holder of our vehicles. Pro tip: a quart-sized Ziploc is the perfect size to add as a liner and fold over the top to keep the inside clean!" —Chaos Coordinator

    Get it from Amazon for $7.58.

    10. A tongue scraper if you can't seem to remember to brush your tongue and need a separate tool (and memory of these shocking before-and-after photos) in order to.

    Promising review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.74.

    11. A Two-Minute Mornings journal for anyone who has trouble sticking with journaling. A little daily prompt will help you along, and you'll be happy to have this artifact of your life for the rest of forever.


    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim from a BuzzFeed recommendation. I love it! Highly recommend! It's fast but also gets me thinking and intentional about my day." —Bones Gals

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    12. Reusable Keurig cups if you find yourself relying TOO heavily on the disposable plastic ones. These are also super easy to use and will result in less waste!

    Just put ground coffee into the cup and run it through the Keurig like normal! The cups are BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Easy to use and brews a delicious cup of your own choice of coffee. We like a half-caffeine cup and do not like the only half-caff option widely available. With these cups we can brew to our taste. Easy to clean up as well." —M Hayden

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.45.

    13. A Yeti Rambler mug for anyone who can't seem to stop putting their morning coffee down and immediately forgetting about it. Now it'll at least still be warm when you remember it!


    Besides being used for hot liquids, the mug can also be used for serving things such as oatmeal *or* to keep cold beverages cold. It's dent-resistant, doesn't sweat (genius!), and is dishwasher-safe.

    Get it from Yeti for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

    14. A Baggu that folds into itself and can be stored in your purse or car so you never have to remember to pack your reusable bags again — just whip them out in triumph.


    Did you know it can take plastic 1,000 years to decompose? Welp, that's the upsetting truth. For more on this and extra inspo to cut down on your plastic bag use, check out "15 Facts That Will Make You Never Use Plastic Bags Again."

    Promising review: "This is my second Baggu purchase. I have previously purchased one other standard nylon Baggu as well as the baby Baggu, which I frequently use to carry my lunch or for small shopping errands. I love that the Baggu of any size is so lightweight and can be folded up neatly into a pouch to drop into a purse, trunk, wherever. I keep one in my handbag, office desk drawer and car, and have found it much easier to avoid unnecessary usage of plastic shopping bags. It also takes up a lot less space than my other reusable bags, which makes storing them convenient and easy. Finally, the best part is that the Baggu is washable, which means no worrying about getting it dirty over time. Overall, this has been a great product that I would recommend to anyone looking to reduce plastic bag usage with a much more reliable and convenient carry option." —Sherlockian

    Get it from Amazon for $12 (available in 41 colors).

    15. A delicates bag if you have a tendency to wash your dainties with a little less than a delicate touch.

    Be sure to use these with cool washer and dryer settings only.

    Promising review: "So far so good. I've used every bag in this set every week for the last month and it's become a staple in my home. I've washed items that range from bras, pajamas, and silk pillow covers. These mesh bags protect my more delicate items and I firmly believe will extend the life of them. So glad I found these! I saw some reviews that show melted bags but have had only positive experiences with mine. It could be because I only use them in the cold wash setting and tumble dry low setting. I also appreciate the zipper covers, which protect my other garments from getting nicked from the metal. Would highly recommend this set." —Alice

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight different packs and varieties).

    16. And a simple clothes drying rack so you feel less tempted to blast everything in the dryer, shortening the life of your clothes.


    Promising review: "Just received today and even better than I expected. This was purchased to use for drying cloth diapers and other baby items. It holds at least 28 cloth diapers and 23 inserts with room to spare. This came assembled and all I had to do was take it out of the box and plastic, unfold, and voilà! The best part is that it's compact enough to fit in our laundry room/pantry at our apartment or can be folded and put away or taken with us." —kcotton4166

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in two finishes).

    17. A password journal, because you're either using the same password for everything *or* are making good, unique passwords and forgetting them instantly. This'll help you solve both of those problems.


    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).

    18. A Quip electric toothbrush for anyone who's impatient like me and can barely stand brushing for a full two minutes. This vibrating brush cues you to switch to a different corner of your mouth at the perfect time.

    Famously, one of my grossest qualities is that I hate brushing my teeth — Quip makes it so much easier to convince myself to stand at the sink for two WHOLE minutes. It vibrates rather than rotates, so it's not too harsh on sensitive teeth and it cues you to switch to another corner of your mouth every 30 seconds. I travel a lot, so I love that its stand also doubles as a travel cover — genius!

    The starter set comes with an electric toothbrush base, a cover/mount, and an optional toothpaste. Refills come with a brush head, AAA battery, and optional toothpaste.

    Get a starter set from Quip for $25+ with $5+ refills every three months.

    Quip won as the inexpensive option in The Best Electronic Toothbrushes on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    19. A silicone earbud holder if you've (unfortunately) followed in my footsteps and store your headphones so chaotically they continuously break.

    Promising review: "My headphones fit perfectly AND I have the ones with the mic. Very simple to use, and it fits in my purse and pocket!" —Patutii

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available two sizes and four colors).

    20. An infusion pitcher for actually getting yourself to drink more water. If mere determination hasn't done the trick, try a refreshing blend of tempting fruits.


    Get it from BuzzFeed's Goodful line, exclusively at Macy's for $19.99 (originally $28.99).

    21. A pet hair vacuum so you can reclaim your furniture quickly if you've been a bit lazy with the lint roller since welcoming a pet into your home.

    The hand vac has a 16-foot power cord and comes with two nozzles for cleaning upholstery, carpeting, and the inside of your car.

    Promising review: "Holy crap! Are you skeptical when it comes to buying stuff online? ME TOO! But I have four cats and a golden retriever, so I was getting desperate! A picture is worth a thousand words — check mine out! The 'before' picture was taken of my dog's bed AFTER it went through the washer and dryer. Look at all of that left behind hair! The 'after' picture was taken after only THREE MINUTES spent vacuuming her bed. I. Am. SOLD!" —Luka Chan

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    22. A Blueapple freshness extender that will stop your "buying beautiful produce and letting it go bad before you can eat it every week" routine right in its tracks.


    Each Blueapple lasts for three months and works by absorbing ethylene gas, which is what causes produce to ripen.

    Promising review: "It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks — some fruits a week longer than expected." —MFC

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.26.

    23. A clean/dirty dishwasher magnet so you don't have to inspect your dishes every time you go to load or unload them. Why is it SO impressible to remember if you ran the dishwasher or not?


    Promising review: "My kid always used to ask, 'MOM ARE THESE CLEAN OR DIRTY DISHES?' Now, I don’t have to answer the same question over and over again. Thank you! It works great. I just stick it to the dishwasher and turn it so they know if the dishes are clean or dirty. I’ve had this for five or more years now. I love it." —Brighteyez

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    24. A toilet wand if it's honestly never even crossed your mind to clean ~the throne~. That's OK, the past is in the past, and it's never too late to change your ways.

    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    25. A plastic or ceramic Porter Bowl so pretty, it might actually inspire you to remember to pack your lunch instead of buying five times a week and hemorrhaging money

    Urban Outfitters

    I use my Porter Bowl basically every time I bring my lunch to work. The lid vacuum seals tightly, and I've never had a problem with leaks. It's both microwavable and dishwasher-safe which is obviously a huge win in my book. And it just feels nice to eat lunch out of a real piece of dish-ware, rather than flimsy plastic. I have the ceramic version and haven't had any problems with scratching. It's rubber coated, so it's easy to travel with and doesn't slide around.

    Get the plastic version from Urban Outfitters for $25 (available in three colors), the ceramic version from Urban Outfitters for $40 (available in two colors), or either from Amazon for $25+ (available in 10 colors).

    26. A Tile Sport for keeping tabs on your valuables and tracking them down if they happen to go missing. No better feeling than being reunited with a misplaced set of keys.,

    The Tile Sport has a 200-foot range, rings when you need to find it, can make your phone ring even when it's on silent, and is waterproof.

    Promising review: "Finally went and got this after I was done with losing my keys all the time. Being able to literally ring my keys not to mention other items has proved invaluable and has saved me a lot of time not having to look for important things like this. Highly recommend." —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $18.50.

    27. Some handy file folders so your important documents can't run off in the night anymore. Never panic trying to find your passport before a big trip again.


    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 $7.99 (available in eight colors).

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

    28. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, because you should be wearing SPF every day — no exceptions! This one is also a makeup primer and is SPF 40. Perfect.


    The sunscreen is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the best sunscreen I have ever tried! I won’t be using anything else after trying this. It feels just like a silicone primer and is invisible on the skin — no more white cast! I tend to have oily skin and this doesn’t look or feel greasy at all. Love, love, love it." —Chelle2228

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    29. A knife sharpener to keep your prized blades honed and sharp instead of letting them get sad and dull. If you find yourself struggling to hack through a tomato, I am begging your to tune up your knife.


    Simply run your knife through each sharpening slot 10 times each.

    Promising review: "Best money ever spent! As someone who is a cook in a restaurant, we go through knives quite often. This will save us so much money, especially with serrated knives. Great product! I was skeptical about this, especially with serrated knives, but WOW! Works great and makes the dullest knife like brand new." —Matt R.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    30. A waterproof pouch that will come to your aid if you tend to play it a little fast and loose with your phone when on vacation or heck — even in the bathtub.

    You can even use your touchscreen though this pouch!

    Promising review: "I originally bought this for a solo trip to Florida because I wasn’t willing to leave my phone and credit card or rental car keys on the beach while playing in the ocean. For the price, this little thing has paid itself off and then some! I was able to fit my iPhone, two cards, and car keys in this while I blissfully floated in the ocean for hours. I even ordered this wristlet that makes your phone float in case I let go of it. I’ve also used it in my hotel jacuzzi tub (and the bathtub at home), in the hot tub at the hotel, and the water park. I am not afraid to completely submerge my phone or just let it get splashed. Especially for solo female travelers, you never want to be separated from your phone because it’s your life source, so nothing ruins a beach day by water damaging your phone. I really love this product!" —SpikesInk

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    31. A chic Touchland hand sanitizer if you've been on this earth for many, many years yet still can't seem to wash your hands regularly — a choice, I guess.


    I love my Touchland! It's not sticky, makes my hands feel nice and clean, and is just too dang cute.

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in eight scents).

    Celebrating your good habits in some good habits:

    Touchstone Pictures

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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