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A nylon pasta fork that measures out a single serving of dry pasta in its center, so you don’t accidentally make enough noods to feed a small nation. Once it’s done cooking, simply scoop it out — no colander required.
A full Ring home alarm system that comes with a free Echo Dot. It sends alerts to your smart phone via a free app when doors or windows open or motion is detected, so you’ll always feel safe sleeping alone at home.
Or an Alexa-enabled Echo Dot without the added security features that’ll be your bedside personal assistant. It’s also a speaker, so you can use it to catch up on podcasts or listen to playlists before you turn out the lights.
A set of grocery bag holders that’ll make toting several bags of food home from the store a breeze. They have foam-coated grips, so your hands wont suffer when you’re schlepping a heavy load.
A mini Keurig coffee maker that brews enough for one perfect cup of joe so you don’t have to pour half a pot down the drain. Reviewers love that it doesn’t take up a lot of counter space, which is essential if you have a small kitchen.
A multi-use opener that’ll make you a whiz at opening everything from pickle jars to stubborn hot sauce bottles. It can be used wet or dry, and is great for people with limited hand strength and injuries.
An adorable mini griddle that that you can use to fry an egg or make a single cookie. It heats up in mere moments and is a cinch to clean, thanks to the non-stick coating.
A magical wine doodad that will keep your wine fresh so you don’t have to drink an entire bottle when you’re watching The Bachelor solo. It can also be used as a wine aerator, stopper, pourer, filter, and re-corker.
A Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker, because you won’t have anyone to help you find your stuff when it goes MIA. You can clip it to anything (I have one on my keys and one on my wallet) and it will save you hours of searching for your precious treasures.
A baby cast iron skillet that’s perfect for making small, single portion meals. It’s pre-seasoned, so you won’t have to prep it before you start cooking.
A password logbook that has a dedicated section for your home network settings so you don’t have to call customer support everytime your internet freaks out. It also has room for websites, software license numbers, and passwords, too (basically, all the important stuff).
A reacher tool that’s a necessity for anyone who can’t get to the top shelf of any cupboard (it me). You simply squeeze the handle to wrap the claw around what you want, then bring it on down.
A huge body pillow that’ll hug your body’s curves and contours, and keep you crazy comfortable all night long. Since you’re not sharing a bed with anyone, no one can complain about how much space it takes up.
A fridge-friendly container set that uses ventilated lids to keep all of your pre-cut produce fresher for longer. Now you won’t have to throw all your fruits and veggies in the compost because you’re a slow eater.
A monthly expense tracker where you can jot down and organize your expenses by category. Living alone is pricey, and this will help you figure out exactly how much you can spend and save.
A collapsible bread box that adjusts to fit your loaf perfectly and will keep it fresher for longer. The lid also folds down to act as a cutting board, so you don’t need to create additional dishes when you want a piece of toast.
A copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up to help you get your act together, because your whole house should not be your closet. It’s packed with tips and tricks that’ll help you overhaul your home and make everything a lot more organized.
A snowflake multi-tool that’ll solve all your little problems around your house and is small enough to tuck in your wallet. It has 19 devices, including a Phillips head screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, boxcutter, and bottle opener.
A portable door lock that doesn’t require any tools to install, and will make you feel safer in your own home. Reviewers say it’s great for apartments if your landlord won’t let you install additional permanent locks.
A pre-written grocery list so that you never leave the grocery store without your essentials again. It has all the basics printed out, plus room for you to jot down any extras.
A sleek compost bin that’s cute enough to leave on your countertop. It snaps closed and keeps odours trapped in, so you won’t be faced with gross smells if you get lazy and forget to take out the trash.
An automatic food dispenser that’ll give your dog the exact amount of food they need at the right time, so you don’t have to rush home from work. It has a voice recorder and speaker built-in, so you can save a message and use it to call your pets when food is being dispensed.
A revolutionary TubShroom that’ll trap hair before it goes down the drain, keeping it clog-free. This gadget will probably save you from spending hundreds of dollars on a plumber, and who doesn’t want that?
And finally, a Critter Catcher that’ll help you capture pests in your home without killing them. It has an extra-long handle, so you’ll even be able to reach creepy crawlies that have wandered up to your ceiling (and keep them at arm’s length as you bring them back outside).
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