30 Things That Will Hands Down Help Make Your Life Way Easier

30 Things That Will Hands Down Help Make Your Life Way Easier

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Green Gobbler Drain Clog Dissolver to gobble up hair and other gunk taking up space in your drains in minutes without you having to call your apartment super (or your MIA roommate) and wait a whole week for them to actually get around to unclogging stuff! You can use it for toilets, sinks, and tubs.


Promising review: “OK… So I have to do a little review on this product BECAUSE I have had a stopped-up kitchen sink and have LITERALLY tried EVERYTHING down to the industrial products with NO luck. I decided to go on Amazon and read a few reviews. This is the one I decided to go with. I only used one chamber, let it sit for an hour, and then used boiling water. My sink is NO LONGER stopped up!!! I saved a plumber bill and this was $11.97. HUGE win for this woman!!” —Tabpeach

Get it from Amazon for $11.97.


OR, a smaller sink plunger so you can unclog a drain in literal seconds. It’s also way cleaner than using the same plunger you use on your toilet because… yuck….

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Promising review: “I ordered this because I was having some drainage issues with my kitchen sink and did not want to try using a huge bathroom plunger for the job. It arrived quickly and I unpacked it right away to check it out. It’s the perfect size for a kitchen or bathroom sink and the suction is incredible. I had my issue resolved within just a few minutes. It’s small enough that it can sit next to the sink and not be in the way but stay handy for when I need it. I don’t have a garbage disposal and once in a while, something works its way into the drain that shouldn’t be there. I also have three dogs and dog hair has a way of going everywhere. Anyway, I highly recommend this nifty gadget. The design is such that it provides the maximum pressure with very little force needed. I love it.” —Joni P.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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Public service announcement: Ya’ gotta be careful with the charcoal! Doctors have confirmed that activated charcoal can whiten your teeth (yay!) but excessive usage can weaken the enamel of your teeth (boooo!). I recommend you use this toothpaste to whiten your teeth and keep the tube around for when you need it occasionally. Everything in moderation, peeps! Ah yes, and you should also understand that activated charcoal toothpaste is good for surface-level stains made by coffee, wine, dark foods, etc… For deeper stains beneath the surface of your teeth, your best bet is the dentist’s office. Last thing: This toothpaste is vegan, and it’s fluoride-, peroxide-, and gluten-free!

Promising review: “I developed some coffee stains on my two front teeth earlier this summer. I could not get them off with regular brushing and they were making me very self-conscious. I found this product and, after less than a week, the stains are completely gone. Now, I’m going to work on the yellowing of my bottom teeth. Great product!” —Laurapgh

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


An avocado saver so you can enjoy half an avocado without forcing yourself to eat the other half out of fear that it’ll “go bad” before you return to it. This thing can ensure it’ll be ready and just as yummy as the first half.


It’s also dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “If you eat avocado with any regularity, then you need this. I put half an avo in my morning smoothie and was blowing through Saran Wrap trying to save the other half for the next day. The avo saver makes it super quick and easy to store leftover avo and keeps it green for several days. It also makes transporting half of an avocado much easier. It may seem gimmicky but you’ll be so glad you purchased it!” —K. Scott

Get it from Amazon for $6.98.


A posture corrector that’ll basically force you to move with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed without you having to try, like, at all. It’s also supposed to help your body learn to sit and stand that way naturally and all you have to do is wear it. Easy peasy. 🤷🏿‍♀️


You can wear this while you’re working out, just chilling around the house, or whenever you go out. It can be worn over or underneath clothes.

Promising review: “I have been wearing this for an hour at a time. I have honestly been able to tell a huge difference in my posture! It’s almost like it won’t let you slouch. It’s been super helpful during workouts too! You can’t even really tell that it’s on! Or, if you’re a college student it feels like a backpack is there except without the weight of it!” —Niqui Higbee

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


An attachable wine aerator so you can get the perfect glass of tasty, aromatic wine straight from the bottle with a single pour without having to wait for it to “breathe.”


It’s sipping time as soon as the wine hits the flute, boo! Reviewers seem especially pleased at how it improves the taste of their cheaper wine selections. Also, pro-tip: Several reviewers did reveal that it can leak but they ALSO shared a hack: Make sure that the part of the aerator with three holes is turned UP so the wine doesn’t fall out of them from the bottom. You’re welcome.

Promising review: “I love wine! Cheap wine that tastes good? Even better. This turned a bottle of two-buck chuck into a really nice Chardonnay. So I tried it on a better bottle of wine I usually keep on hand. Wow! I didn’t think that $20 wine could get better but it did. Box wine? Improved! Really good bottles? Improved. About two months after I bought it, the tab that locks the two pieces together broke off. I was skeptical that the lifetime guarantee would be honored. I have bought things here before that had lifetime guarantee only to find the company no longer exists. I sent my claim in and they offered to replace it and even expedited it to me for free. Can’t say enough about their customer service. Friendly, helpful, and fast.” —Hope 979

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two colors and with a lifetime warranty).


An attachable self-groomer to help soothe your kitty and collect some of its hair so it isn’t all over your couch, bed, carpets, and brain. It’ll also come in handy if you have a feline who NEVER gets tired of being groomed, even when your hands are.

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Note: A few reviewers noted that their cats simply weren’t interested in this thing but several reviewers said they experienced this same thing and it took a little time for their cat to warm up to it. ALSO, the brand throws in a free packet of catnip to hide inside of this lil’ gadget to help draw your cat to it.

Promising review: “My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing but once he got a hang of it he’s been loving it! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! It was very easy to put together and place on the wall.” —T. Mangiaracina

Get it from Amazon for $3.33.


Affresh dishwasher tablets that’ll remove odor-causing residue so your dishes actually come out clean. These trusty tablets can be tossed in the machine while it’s empty or full and you only have to use ’em once a month.


Promising review: “After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and dishes just not getting clean. Then, I became aware that the water softener was no longer doing its job so I had the rental company replace it. Dishwasher performance improved somewhat. I decided to do two more loads before deciding to purchase a new one. Then I saw a product test review for Affresh. I was ordering some stuff from Amazon anyway so I added that to my order. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine per the instructions and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully every month, as recommended. I can even put it on my subscribe and save order so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!” —Sheila

Get them from Amazon for $5.33 (available in a six-pack).


Bedsheet suspenders to keep your fitted sheets attached to your mattress where they belong, instead of tangled all up with your legs in the middle of the night.


You can also use these cute suspenders for fitted tablecloths and covers for your grill, car seat, boat, motorcycle/scooter seat or your couch!

Promising review: “My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We switched to those awesome deep-pocketed sheets a few years ago, which helped, but he even manages to get those to slide up each night. Bought these, and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! These are on that list of things you never knew how you lived without them before.” —Lindsey B.

Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in a set of two).


Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara so you can get bold and beautiful lashes whenever you want — no falsies or over-swiping to get enough product involved.


Promising review: “After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte Cosmetics for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E. Miller

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


A peeling and brightening serum to clear up hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone. It contains hydroquinone (for brightening dark spots), salicylic acid (for penetrating the skin and drying up breakouts), vitamin C (also a brightening agent), and a host of other helpful ingredients.


🗣️🗣️🗣️: Anything you put on your skin that’s meant to peel it is probably something you should consult with your dermatologist about first. You also need to be using sunscreen with an adequate SPF to keep your skin safe while it’s peeling away layers of dead skin. Several reviewers also noted that it does sting but it delivers dramatic results they’re pleased with. All the more reason to check it with a real doctor before dunking it on your face. Cheers to happy skin!

Promising review: “I WAS EXTREMELY HESITANT at first before ordering this product and considering using it on my skin. I don’t typically have sensitive skin but you honestly never know… BUT, this product has been doing miracles for my skin!! I’m so happy about the progress. I watched all the YouTube videos I could find, read thorough reviews, and can truly say I’m happy and more confident with the outcome so far. I was diagnosed with PCOS last year and severe hyperpigmentation has been one of the side effects. I was considering laser hair removal but this has been working. I started using this product 1/16/20… I have been using it twice a day but I alternate depending on my mood and if I have time in the morning… I do exfoliate every day and night. Going to keep using it to see if the scars lighten any further and my skin peels a little bit more bringing in the new skin!” —V. Forest

Get it from Amazon for $23.


A magnetic phone holder so you can use your GPS or take a call via Bluetooth without fumbling with your phone while you’re behind the wheel.

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Promising review: “This product has come in handy since the new hands-free driving laws went into effect here in Georgia. Super strong magnet (in fact, it holds my husband’s GUN!!) that keeps your phone mounted securely, and exactly where you want it on your dash. It’s so nice not having to plug it into our air vent or something like that. I stuck the magnet on the inside of my Loopy phone case (which it works perfectly with, btw), and have no holding issues through the case itself. How did I ever live without this?!” —Kimberly Frazier

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.


Acne patches to suck the gunk out of your pimples like a vacuum and give you a visible reduction in just a couple of hours. They’ll come in handy whenever you have a major event coming up and don’t want to take a glaring pimple there with you.


The patches will also keep you from picking your pimples to pieces so you have less scarring.

Promising review: “I almost never write reviews but I have to this time! This product is amazing — basically a miracle! I used these on three giant cystic acne spots and they nearly disappeared over the course of two days!!! I used them overnight and for a few hours during the day for two days and BAM! The gnarliest pimples I’ve ever had are magically and dramatically almost gone!” —Nikki Berry

Get them from Amazon for $8.50 (40 patches in a pack).


A heat-resistant microwave cover set that’ll prevent food explosions you have to clean up. You can also use them to store leftovers in the same pot you cooked them in *and* while cooking stovetop to prevent water and sauces from overflowing.


Promising review: “I use these in many ways. First, I use them in the microwave. I also use it in lieu of plastic wrap when I put things in the fridge or prove dough. One is a perfect size for my KitchenAid mixer bowl. I use the small one when I want to keep my coffee warm, too. They’re very versatile and I have had zero problems with them. They are unaffected by the microwave (warp or stain) and take up no space.” —ScubaDeb

Get it from Amazon for $15.94 (available in a set of five).


Ecotools Makeup Brush Shampoo so you can clean those brushes regularly and quickly. It’ll get your makeup brushes back to looking like new and it’s also, ya’ know, the hygienic thing to do!


Fun fact: Using caked-up makeup brushes can lead to acne flare-ups so cleaning your brushes could help you handle multiple problems! Your face is probably gonna thank you for taking care of business.

Promising review: “This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beatup. (I’m not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles but this removed it all. At first, I thought the formula was a bit thin but after using it, I learned that a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather and it easily rinses out product. I use this with a MelodySusie brush cleaner scrubby. I was able to clean my brushes much faster than normal, and I feel more confident that I got all the makeup off the bristles. This has a very slight (not strong at all) scent of grapefruit. It’s refreshing without me having to worry about it irritating my face or leaving a fragrance left on my brushes.” —Kryssy

Get it from Amazon for $4.79.


A blackhead remover kit to help you safely remove blackheads from your skin without spreading bacteria or causing unnecessary scarring. These tools will prevent you from tampering with blemishes with your fingers and possibly spreading more bacteria. You’ll get five needles for different pimple sizes, plus a case to store them in when you aren’t using them.


One reviewer even noted that these blackhead tools helped them clear out blackheads from their son’s ears!

Promising review: “I have had blackheads on my nose since I can remember and they just keep getting bigger. I have tried the peeling masks, monthly facials, etc… but that wasn’t enough. I ordered this kit (along with a microdermabrasion one) to try and fight back… It gets EVERYTHING out and I don’t feel like I am damaging my skin. It’s very easy to use. I use this kit two to three times a week and have noticed a BIG difference in my pore size. I like to use this before I put on any skincare or makeup products. Just quickly get a few noticeable areas and then apply toner, lotion, and primer before makeup. After three months of use, I found this kit works MUCH better than the microdermabrasion tool I also ordered. These are just easier and quicker! A few times a week, I can quickly clean out my pores after washing my face. My pore size has noticeably shrunk.” —Sherri Lee

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


A talking Darth Vader light clapper so you can clap to turn off a lamp in a room with the Force instead of crawling out of that cozy, warm spot on the couch or bed. When you clap to turn it on, the Sith will say, “The Force is strong with this one.” When it turns off, he’ll utter, “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side.”

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Promising review: “You clap and the lights turn on. You clap and they turn off. It also worked one time when I cracked open a can of soda. This fulfilled my childhood dream and it’s Darth Vader! I enjoy it.” —EmmaJM

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $30.


Exercise cards to help guide you through a complete workout on nearly every square inch of your body. No more talking yourself out of working out alone because you “don’t know where to start.” This is an excellent alternative to hiring a personal trainer or paying for those fitness videos. Who’s ready to ~shuffle~ around their workout routine?!


You get 50 cards that include 10 stretches, seven workouts, and a goals and guide card. Pro-tip: If you just want to ease into working out, then pick three cards out of the deck for the day.

Promising review: “Like many of us, I know I should warm up and stretch before and exercise and cool down and stretch after exercise. Also like many of us, I don’t tend to have a good exercise routine or even the best knowledge of what or how to do it, or even the creativity to be able to mix things up. These cards have helped with that. Each card features a picture of an exercise, a description of how to properly perform it, recommended number of reps, and rating for level of difficulty.” —Lance

Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (also available in Spanish).


Immunity-boosting allergy supplement soft chews so your dog may get relief from allergies and all other kindsa doggy discomfort things. Each soft chew has probiotics and other nutrients to help with immunity, digestion, and skin irritation. No more fretting over your pup suffering from the itchies.


It’ll also help give your pooch a shiny, luxurious-looking coat! A happy pup makes for a happier you, right?

Promising review: “This is absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine… Nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. He had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats… He eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!” —Darcie Nation

Get them from Amazon for $25.96.


Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes that’ll help you feed your plants without even having to remember to very often. Just pop a stick into the soil and watch them flourish. Ya’ know, so they’ll actually stay alive this time around…

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The spikes will feed each plant for up to two months.

Promising review: “I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering so I put a few of these spikes in the pot. There are directions on the back of package for quantity and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it! My African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don’t flower also. I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster and they became more green and healthy-looking. I am very happy with this product and I will buy it again.” —Elizabeth

Get them from Amazon for $2.24+ (available in a pack of 48 spikes).

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Promising review: “I have very thick wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it’s too hard to hold the round brush and hairdryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I’ve found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow-dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I’m in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, non-damaged look.” —SAHM2011

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in four colors)


High-fidelity earplugs to help minimize the music at your local Zumba class, concerts, or wherever you think the music is a tad ~too~ boomin’. They’re designed to reduce damaging decibel levels without compromising the quality of the sound so you don’t have to dip out of class early due to uncomfy noise.


The buds are made with a hypoallergenic silicone. They’re clear and made with a minimalist design so they’ll be nearly visibly undetectable. You’ll also get three bud sizes (small, medium, and large).

Promising review: “I got these because I take loud indoor cycling classes about four times a week and started to notice my right ear wasn’t happy about it. I love losing myself in loud music so I wanted something that would cut down just enough to where I feel safe without sacrificing my experience much. I’ve worn them for about a week now and they’re great for my purpose. It’s taken a bit of adjustment. If I push them too far in, then I find I lose too much of the audio and have a hard time hearing my instructor’s cues. If I push them to where they’re just barely in my ear, then they’re perfect! Even though I’m running and sweating, I’ve had no issues with them staying put, which was my worry at first. I found that where I angle the tip also makes a difference in how much noise is let in, so keep that in mind and see if it makes a difference for you. I keep these in my bag now and I do go to loud concerts with some frequency, so that will be their next test!” —Maria

Get them from Amazon for $23.98 (available with a portable case).


A wine-stain remover so you don’t have to freak out whenever a little vino spills onto your clothes. Sure, you’ll have to do an outfit change for the moment but at least your stuff won’t be ruined forever.


Per reviews, it’ll also work on carpets, couches, pillows, and more!

Promising review: “I initially bought this to clean red wine out of fabrics that cannot be cleaned but did so with trepidation because I’ve tried other products that have only made things worse. Anyway, I didn’t have to wait long to test out Wine Away’s effectiveness as the first red wine spill happened a couple of weeks later on my wife’s brand new, super expensive runner which we weren’t supposed to be drinking anywhere near and, of course, is brilliant white. At this point, I had already given up all hope of covering up my tracks but figured I might as well try Wine Away as my last-ditch ‘maybe I won’t have to sleep on the couch’ effort. To my amazement, upon spraying Wine Away on the stain, it immediately cleared up and left no residue or dullness behind. Honestly, I even called my wife in, told her what happened, and had her search for where the stain was and she couldn’t find it. Simply amazing stuff. I am now a believer in Wine Away and have used it on not only wine spills but also pet stains on various fabrics and it’s always stepped up to the challenge.” —Derek

Get it from Amazon for $6.67.


A wireless charging pad that’ll make getting a phone charge a faster experience without the hassle of plugging in anything. It’ll be as simple as setting a cup of coffee on a coaster.

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The charging pad is compatible with the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, X, Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10+, S10+, S9, AirPods Pro, and a variety of other devices. All you have to do is place your phone down on it!

Promising review: “This charger has recently made a permanent spot in my backpack as my favorite charger to take with me everywhere. Sounds kind of weird but ever since I discovered how convenient it is to not have my phone being held down by a wire, I can freely pick up my phone as abruptly as I want without having to worry about breaking my charging port or snapping a wire. I literally take this thing to school and Starbucks or Panera or the like.

Now, a problem that some wireless chargers face is how slippery they are, especially when charging a glass phone like mine. This charger takes care of that issue by not only having little rubber pads on the bottom of the charger but also has a cool little design made on top with rubber which makes it absolutely impossible for your phone to just slide off. Furthermore, I also absolutely love how slim and low-profile it is. For reference, it is about as thick as my Samsung Galaxy S9 and it just perfectly blends into my desk setup because of how minimalistic it is. Of course, that minimalism isn’t exactly going to save you from weird looks when you’re listening to a lecture about typography and you pull out this baby in class. The only thing I don’t really like is how it only charges at 5W and not any more but it is probably for the best since it is so thin, and wireless chargers aren’t exactly the coldest running things at higher power. Overall, this is a good addition to your desk or even your backpack!” —Prithul Khanal

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).


An Amazon Fire TV Stick so you can stop asking to borrow one from the friends and family members who already have one. It features Netflix, Hulu, and a few other streaming apps.


I’ve used the Fire Stick and as a completely non-techy person, I can say it’s super easy to set up and use. That’s all thanks to a remote controller with minimal buttons to press and the plug-in device which has minimal cords.

Promising review: “I love this thing! I can watch Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, and a really good selection of free apps. It’s easy to use and Alexa works great when we are looking for a specific movie. It checks all my downloaded apps for whatever you ask. I’m considering canceling my $200 a month cable plan and just keeping Wi-Fi.” —Groomer74

Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (also available in bundle packages).


And a universal attachment so you no longer have to cycle between one million remotes just to binge your favorite show. It’ll clip onto your Fire Stick remote and work everything you need to work.


Promising review: “This is a great little accessory for your Amazon remote. I was tired of always getting my TV controller out to change the volume or input or turn the TV on or off, but this little addition does it all and attaches right to the Fire Stick remote.” —TDS

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.


OLLY gummies with melatonin to help you get the sound sleep you and your hectic schedule deserve without you having to lay there for hours and count sheep before you actually get to dreaming.


BuzzFeed writer Sam Wieder sings these gummies’ praises. Check out why here:

“Here to say that I have recently tried these, and I LOVE them. I have anxiety and because of it, there are just some nights, where getting my brain to calm down and stop overthinking every to-do list and human interaction I’ve had throughout my 25-year-life is impossible. I’ll take the recommended two gummies about 20 minutes before I know I’m ready to go to bed, go through my nighttime routine of washing my face and brushing my teeth, and by the time it’s time for bed, I’m feeling relaxed and sleepy enough that I have a much easier time falling asleep and staying asleep. I also love the fact that I don’t wake up feeling groggy or ‘hungover.’ I just wake up feeling refreshed. The gummies themselves taste like a mix of blackberry and mint, so it tastes a tad medicinal, but you get used to it!!”

Get it from Amazon for $11.89 (in 25-, 50-, and 70-count bottles)


An internet address and password log book for anyone who always needs to request a password reset before getting nearly anything done. This lil’ book will keep up with login info for social media, online banking, and school portals so things can get done without a password delay.

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Promising review: “When we have so many internet addresses and passwords to remember and it gets really hard — especially when you get older and have trouble remembering what silly password you gave something. And, we are supposed to change or update passwords from time to time, so this is a great tool to help us do that. It certainly makes more sense than scribbling on a random piece of paper on your desk and then misplacing it. The trick, however, is to not misplace the book!” —Carole P

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.


Mimosa cubes that’ll make INSTANT mimosas for you whenever you’ve run out of juice. You just grab the flavored cube you want, pluck it into a glass of bubbly, let that baby fizz up, and boom — mimosa time in literal seconds with no juice necessary.

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You’ll get two Peaches & Berries trios (peach, raspberry, and strawberry) and two Citrus trios (Arcadia orange, lemon, and grapefruit).

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $30.


Smart plug-ins to help you turn devices on and off using an app on your phone! You’ll also be able to set timers for when you want devices to shut off in your home when you’re not there. Sigh. Can’t you just feel the warmth of a cheaper electricity bill in your heart?!


These plug-ins are compatible with Alexa too so yeah, you might be able to just say, “Alexa, turn off my lamp” when you’re ready to turn lights out for bedtime or “Alexa turn off my flat iron” to save your house from burning down. The free app “Gosund” is compatible with mobile devices IOS 8.0 above and Android 4.4 above.

Promising review: “Love these! They have made my life so much easier. I have three lamps and one fan connected to each other. Now, I don’t have to get out of my comfy bed when I forget to turn off something downstairs! Wooo! Tip: Make sure you download the BLUE app (not the green one!) and then the set-up is super easy and quick.” —Patricia

Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in a four-pack).

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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