30 Handy Things You’re Going To Want When You’re In A Rush

30 Handy Things You’re Going To Want When You’re In A Rush

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1.

A zipper puller, because there is simply no time to get into a fight with the zipper at the bottom of your dress that you cannot reach no matter how much you strain your arm.


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Promising review: “Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times can’t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul to zip me up. This Zipuller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. Pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must-take travel tools. I need one for home and one for business travel now!” —Joe Bowman

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three colors).

2.

A blow dryer holder that’ll angle the dryer in the perfect position, meaning no more arm rest breaks…meaning you’ll get your hair dried faster and out the door sooner.


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The actual stand is universal, so it will hold dryers of all sizes and weights.

Promising review: “I LOVE this hair dryer holder. It used to take me 15 to 20 minutes to dry my hair in the morning. Now it takes me eight because I don’t have to put my arms down to rest them anymore. I placed it high on my bathroom wall and tilted the arm down because I wanted to straighten my wavy hair. My hair was sleek and straight because I brushed it while drying, which was so much easier to do without holding the dryer. I’ll tell all my friends about this!” —Jon Wagner

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

3.

And! A large hair diffuser adapter compatible with most blow dryers to help you achieve frizz-free, natural curls in half the time. Goodbye, flyaways. Hello, sleek blowouts at home.


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Promising review: “Fits perfect! I really wanted a bowl diffuser and this one works really well. I like that I can actually fit all my hair into the bowl, or at least most of it, and dry it in half the time it would take for other FLAT ‘bowl’ diffusers. I love this diffuser! It dries my hair quickly, thoroughly and does not cause frizz. Perfect curls every time!” —M

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two sizes).

4.

A powerful mouthwash that’ll quickly get rid of morning breath. Whether or not you have time to brush your teeth is your business, I am just here to show you a great product that can help bad breath!


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Learn more in our full write-up on this Therabreath Oral Rinse!

Promising review: “Ridiculous claims. And for whatever reason…it works. Yes, it does everything it says it will do. Pour a small portion in a measured cup provided with your purchase, swish in your mouth a bit, gargle as well, and in the morning you can kiss your honey with a clean mouth. NO ODOR, NO SMELLY MORNING BREATH. THIS STUFF WORKS! I urge you to consider getting the toothpaste as well. Cleans and whitens better than anything out there and I have tried them all.” —John E. Litton

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.24+ (available in icy mint and mild mint).

5.

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.


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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.

6.

An eyeliner stamp that — are you ready for this — leaves behind the perfect wing in mere minutes. Theeese are not even close to being even, is a sentence you will never hear yourself say again.


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Promising review: “I am a lazy girl but I like to look nice, and figured I should be trying to make it look like I’m putting more effort into my appearance without actually putting in more effort. I have NEVER been able to do a wing. I barely can do normal eyeliner. I did this in less than two minutes on my first try it is so easy and it looked fantastic. And it’s not just the stamp, the eyeliner pen is great too (no longer going to use the old kind). Honestly it looked fantastic. And it STAYS on — I actually had to really wash to get it off. I was very impressed.” —Annie

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

7.

Oil blotting sheets if you’re prone to oily skin but don’t feel like washing your face four times a day (who has time for that?). Take that (!!!), humidity!


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Promising review: “I’ve had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they’re life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knock offs of the same thing but I’ll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all.” —Kelsey

Get 100 sheets from Amazon for $6.95.

8.

A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder so your keys end up in the same place each day — and not in the fridge. Or the hamper. Or the spare bedroom you never go into but somehow your keys ended up in there.


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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.

9.

A pre-filled grocery list to keep track of what you need throughout the week so when you hit up the store in a rush, you’re not aimlessly wandering grocery store aisles with no game plan. That = bad.


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Promising review: “This is a wonderful grocery list. It has multiple sections pre-written and it even has some blanks in each section so that you can add any items that aren’t already on the list. You can even put the list on the fridge because there are magnets on the back. Very handy. :)” —Lydia

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

10.

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).

11.

A clever safety cutter so you can slice open packaging, quickly cut out coupons, trim photos, and efficiently cut wrapping paper like a speedy ninja on a mission.


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Promising review: “I mainly used it for wrapping paper cutting and opening boxes. It made wrapping gifts super easy and it took half the time compared to using traditional scissors. I bought one for every family member and they love it!” —Luv2Shop

Get it from Amazon for $7.26.

12.

A thermal windshield cover — aka your foolproof way to rid ice and snow from your windshield in a matter of seconds. Late mornings have nothing on you.


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It also attaches to your side mirrors with straps for extra stability. It’s waterproof and measures 75″ by 42″. It fits a majority of cars, trucks, and SUVs, and tucks into the doors of your car to prevent theft.

Promising review: “I bought the cover for my Dodge Caliber and it fits like a glove. The straps go around the side mirrors and the flaps get folded into the car and you shut the doors. This keeps the fabric nice and tight so the wind will not move it. It covers the wipers and the little space between the wipers and the hood, so ice and snow will not accumulate there either. I pulled it off after light snow last night and it just slid right off. I folded it and threw it in the back. Perfect for winter weather.” —Paula

Get it on Amazon for $29.95+ (available for front and back windows).

13.

A deck of bodyweight exercise cards if you need to squeeze in a quick home workout between all the hectic errands. No time for the gym? No problem.


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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).

14.

A Vivienne Sabó mascara for lifting, lengthening, and volumizing your lashes with a few flick of the wrists. These are the the kind of little effort, big results I need in my life.


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Promising review: “This mascara really lifted my lashes and made them look longer. I’ve been looking for a mascara like this for ages cause my lashes are small, but curly. The best part: no clump!!” —Andy Castillo

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

15.

A portable blender bottle so you can blend fruits and veggies on the go. Smoothies? At work? Breakfast every day? Yes, you can have it all.


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Promising review: “This is so convenient. I bought this because I don’t like using a big blender and cleaning it everyday. With this blender I just need to put in the ingredients and press the button. Plus the USB charging is great. I can charge it anytime and the charge lasts for a long time. I just charge it once a week at night and I am set. It makes great smoothies. The blade works great and really blends. Plus the color is really nice too. I can put the bottle in my purse, it is light and the lid doesn’t leak. Five stars.” —Ainee A.

Get it from Amazon $36.99 (available in four colors).

16.

A set of heatless foam rods ready to give you effortless, beachy waves all while you sit on the couch and relax. You’ll *feel* and *look* like you just hit up the salon, when it reality you were binge-watching You.


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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.

17.

A multi-functional chopper with interchangeable blades that makes chopping tons of fruits and veggies easy peasy lemon squeezy so you can dice quickly, prep less, and eat more.


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Think about how much time you’ll be saving! If time is money, then this thing pays for itself.

Promising review: ” The chopper is heavy duty, and stainless steel. It’s very sharp! It’s easy to use by pushing products through. Everything comes out in even pieces and looks fantastic.” —Chelsea H

Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

18.

A pack of shadow shields, because — let’s be honest here — you don’t have the time or energy to deal with eyeshadow fallout. These can *also* act as a stencil for creating sharp wings, and we stan a multipurpose product, yes we do.


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Promising review: “I LOVE these! I’ve shared them with my friends and everyone has come to me with positive feedback. They are perfect for either protecting your cheeks/face from eyeshadow fallout and offer a great ‘stencil’ if you are looking to create a sharp cat eye with eyeliner or eye shadow. I was also surprised at how many pieces you get for the price. All in all, I am very happy with this purchase.” —HMS Hoglund

Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $7.65.

19.

A car vent dip clip that’ll let you dip 👏 those 👏 fries 👏 without fumbling with the barbecue sauce and spilling it all over your car. May your commutes home be tolerable and filled with endless chicken nuggets.


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Promising review: “Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through.” —catherine

Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in black).

20.

A pack of deodorant wipes for a quick body refresher that you can whip out after the gym — 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 $9.99.

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

21.

A baggy rack that can clip to bags and prop them up so you can get all your leftovers safely and efficiently inside without the fuss of spills.


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Promising review: “I make lots of freezer meals for myself and our daughters, and this was suggested to me by a friend. It came exactly as described. Most of the time, I am making multiple servings of the same recipe. Before, I would have to pour ingredients into one bag, squish the air out, seal, set aside, and start over. NOW, I set up how ever many bags I am making, and once the recipe is done, I place the freezer meals into each hands-free baggy, then remove one at a time, seal, and DONE!!!!” –LV

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

22.

A dry shampoo POWDER (!!) so you can ditch the shower on late mornings and walk out the door with hair that *looks* like it just got a fresh wash.


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Promising review: “It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don’t wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I’ve been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.” —Rachel G.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

23.

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. You can also make a quick grilled cheese with these things, you’re welcome.


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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.

24.

A rapid microwave steamer that’ll whip 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.


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The trays are stackable, freezer-safe, and top-rack dishwasher safe.

Promising review: “OMG! I love these! I’ve used them for soups, reheating pasta and chili, making scrambled and poached eggs, ramen noodles, and canned veggies. Many uses for them straight from the fridge or freezer right into the microwave. They’re great for travel to the office for lunch without spilling in your tote bag, purse, or briefcase, picnics, or a day out. The locking lid prevents that explosion in the microwave you often get from microwaveable food that come in containers. Your food will become piping hot while the bowl remains touchable and easy to manage.. Best microwave cookers I’ve found so far and I have tried many since I got my first microwave when they first came out. Great, great, great! Did I say these are great?” —AshGray

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in six styles and in purple).

25.

A convenient tray you 1000% need if you practically live in your car. It hooks onto your steering wheel so you can eat or get some work done while you’re out and about. T-ball practice just got soooo much better.


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Please, do not try to use this while driving. It will not work.

Promising review: “As an outside sales rep, I sometimes feel like I live in my car. This dual-purpose tray is a must-have if you need a well-positioned mobile desk or a less awkward way to eat (and avoid wearing) your lunch. It’s nice that both sides are functional…a food tray complete with cup holder on one side, and a smooth, flat writing surface on the other. You won’t have to worry about getting grease or food residue on your paperwork! It also works well with small laptops or your iPad. It’s made of high-impact plastic, so it won’t melt or warp if you leave it sitting in your hot car; it’s virtually indestructible. I can’t imagine how I lived without one of these for so many years!” —Mike

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

26.

A paw cleaner with soft silicone brushes to speedily clean your very bad dog’s* muddy feetsies after they somehow manage to find the one mud puddle in the backyard the second you’re leaving.


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*I AM KIDDING, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD DOG.

Promising review: “I love it! I highly recommend this to everyone. I have a golden and lab/shepherd mix, both dogs love water and the mud. I would go through multiple towels a week cleaning their feet, this changes that completely. At first my dogs were nervous about this, but after a few uses they don’t mind at all. It cleans in between my goldens’ feet so well, I can’t believe it.” —Valerie U.

Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in three sizes and colors).

27.

A handy tool so you can ditch the time consuming struggle that is fake eyelash application. It holds the falsies in place so adding glue is easy, and actually attaching them to your lash line is even easier. Thank the heavens, honestly.


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Promising review: “Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can’t believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in 1min it less with this tool.” —CITY Beauty

Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

28.

A laundry board that makes it incredibly easy to fold all of your clothes with precision, ensuring that everything looks tidy in your drawers and closet. It’s like you took it all to the laundromat (but in way less time). 😍


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This board is super easy to use! Just lay the board flat (with a tee, towel, pants, whatever, on top) and simply flip the left side, then the right, and that’s it! You’re done! Plus, this works perfectly for not just clothes, but also linens and towels.

Promising review: “My first reaction was ‘Why did I buy this?’ Then I gave this a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know, I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so neatly and easily with this thing. I still couldn’t believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes.” —Jesus Antonio Vedia

Get it from Amazon for $9.94+ (available in four colors).

29.

Clear plastic bins for organizing the heap of beauty products in your vanity drawer — or really ANY junk drawer — so you can quickly find what you need on early mornings.


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Promising review: “Great product! I bought these to put in my nightstand drawer to store small things, as the drawer is very deep. I’ve got Chapstick, hand lotions, a small flashlight, and other bedside items in them so they’re not just rolling around the drawer. I just bought some more for my bathroom vanity. They fit together nicely but also lift right out of each other. The plastic is sturdy, and they came individually wrapped to keep them from scratching.” —Sparkyj

Get a six-piece from Amazon for $14.99.

30.

A set of adorable and highly useful expandable file folders so you can take that bin full of important papers down to a manageable size — and then actually be able to find that one tax form from 2014 when you *need* it.


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Promising review: “I bought this folder to keep our family documents organized and in one place. There are just the right amount of tabs for our birth certificates, passports, social security cards, car titles, will, degrees, etc. in one place, and this folder is small enough that you can lock it in a home safe or safety deposit box. I let a couple family members know where I keep this so that they can access it in case of an emergency. It is such a relief knowing that all these things are together and organized. I’m glad I bought this.” —Katie

Get them from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).

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