37 Products To Make Daily Life Just A Little Bit Easier

🎶So no one told you life was gonna be this way🎶 —Me, singing the Friends theme song while adding these products to cart.

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A subscription to Home Chef — a meal kit service that’ll deliver fresh, perfectly-portioned ingredients to your doorstep so cooking dinner won’t feel like such a chore. You might even *gasp* enjoy it.


You can select recipes each week that fit your preferences and dietary restrictions (some recipes can even be further customized — you can upgrade, swap, or double up your protein). There’ll be a reminder every week to pick your meals, and you’ll be able to edit or skip your delivery anytime. The best part is there are plenty of weekly choices (39!!!) that you can mix and match so things won’t get boring. Finally, you can opt for classic meals (about 30-minute prep time), quick 15-minute recipes, slow-cooker recipes, and more.

Sign up at Home Chef starting at $6.99/serving.

Plus, you can get $45 off with our exclusive promo code BUZZ45MDW!


A set of leak-proof food containers so you can throw your lunch into your bag without thinking twice. Meal prep is tiring enough already — you shouldn’t have to worry about spilling salad dressing all over your stuff.

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They’re also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Read our full review of the Rubbermaid Brilliance food storage containers!

Promising review: “This is really aesthetically pleasing, and perfect for meal-prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal-clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first.” —Joy3888

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $12.99.


A tube of Boy Brow by Glossier to get perfectly-groomed-yet-natural-looking brows in ten seconds flat. Getting ready in the morning just got so much easier.


Promising review: “I have quite full eyebrows, so I’ve always just used a pomade to fill in the odd gap and give my brows more shape or color. I saw that Boy Brow was ranked as a #1 product so thought I’d try it (ordered in Brown) — not really thinking much of it due to not being unhappy with pomades I’ve always used anyway. BOY, was I surprised. My friends have used brow gels before and always told me to steer clear due to gloopiness/feeling gross/not holding brows in place. Boy Brow has done the exact opposite. Not only has it given me *those* supermodel brows, but it holds every single hair in place without feeling like there’s anything even on my brows, AND gives that little bit of color that I’ve always been thankful for when using pomades. It is super easy to use — just a few swipes and I’m good to go! It doesn’t smudge, keeps my brows looking fly, and keeps me feeling fab. Talk about a GAME CHANGER Glossier!” —eloise_l

Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).


A reusable makeup-erasing cloth for when you’re tired and a multi-step skincare routine just isn’t going to happen. Simply add a little water, wipe, and you’re done.


Just toss it in the washer when it gets dirty and it’ll be as good as new!

Promising review: “Amazing! This baby removed all my makeup including waterproof mascara. The cloth is super soft and I didn’t need to wipe hard to remove everything. Wiped twice just to make sure all the makeup was gone. Best thing is all you need is water! Washed it by hand after use, and it was as good as new.” —Lucy

Get it from Amazon for $20.


A candle or reed diffuser that smells like your hometown to soothe your tired old soul and maybe even bring back some childhood memories. Even if you can’t actually fly back home, your apartment will smell really nice.


According to the description, the scent is “reminiscent of dark leather, fresh pine, and thick lemon slices. A floral note of cyclamen and a touch of sage help balance the big bold scents of the Lone Star State.” The burn time is approximately 60-80 hours.

Promising review: “So I’m currently homesick in Montana and this candle makes me feel at home. I don’t get to go home much and it’s about as close as I can get to it. So I appreciate y’all making it. And to whoever is debating on buying one, it’s worth it.” —Dakota C.

Get them from Homesick: the candle for $29.95 or the reed diffuser for $34.95.


An eyeliner stamp so getting perfectly matching wings doesn’t take, like, an hour. No more throwing your eyeliner across the room in a fit of rage.


You get two eyeliners — one for each side. One end is a winged stamp and the other is a regular eyeliner pen.

Promising review: “This product is amazing. Seriously. Not only does it make PERFECT wings… but I have pretty small eyes that squinch up when I smile, laugh, etc., which is super annoying because my eyeliner is always smudged. These pens though — not a sign of smudging at all. Buy it.” —Tara Doyle Robinson

Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97.


A microwavable heating pad to help make sore muscles, period cramps, and painful joints a bit more bearable. Thanks, body!


Promising review: “Absolutely incredible for muscle aches, period cramps, sore back, and neck especially. Retains heat well and has a soft fabric on the exterior. Mine finally died after about four years of pretty regular use, and I’ve briskly ordered a second!” —A.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


An easy-to-fill-out gratitude journal for reflecting on all the good things in your life, especially on days when it seems like everything is stacked against you.


Promising review: “Just started using this journal after being in a bit of a funk at the start of this year. I researched many different journals but this was the only one that I felt was simple, didn’t make too many ‘demands’ on my time, was straightforward — in short, exactly what I was looking for. It’s a simple concept and I’ve only being doing it for a week but I find myself looking for things to be thankful for, find myself adding lines below the three provided and writing in the margins.” —silkeymilkey

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.


An essential oil stick that can help bring sweet, sweet relief when something inevitably triggers a mid-day migraine.

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It has a rollerball applicator so you can use it anytime, anywhere. Read our review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

Promising review: “I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor etc… This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal.” —Mary D.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.


A John Frieda hot air brush so you can get a professional-looking blowout with minimal time and effort (for the two days a week that your hair is not in a messy bun).


Read our full review of the John Frieda hot air brush!

Promising review: “This is a total game-changer for people like me with wavy hair that always gives me a disheveled appearance or the appearance that I just don’t care. I do care, I just do not have the coordination or patience to figure out how to ‘do’ my hair. I’ve tried products, brushes, and different styles. This came in the mail today. I showered and washed my hair. I dried my hair for maybe 90 seconds with my hair dryer to get it about 80% dry. (I have medium/shoulder length hair.) I turned this on, and it was magical. My hair dried and finished in a matter of a few minutes. I was so taken aback by the change this made, I called everyone I knew. My 15-year-old niece said it looked like I had just left the salon! Simple old me giving myself a salon quality hairdo. The results held all day. Where has this been all my life? I love this and will be buying one for my sister and niece. Awesome!” —Michelle Fetter

Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).


A 5-pound bag of gummy bears (which some reviewers call “the world’s best gummy bears”), because there are days when a regular-size bag just isn’t enough.


Promising review: “These are by FAR the BEST gummy bears EVER. They are so flavorful, so soft, and consistently delicious. I have to portion these out so I don’t eat the entire bag in one sitting. BUY THESE NOW!!! You WILL NOT be disappointed. I have tried so many other brands, this brand has consistently remained the same. The only downside is, it took me waaaay too long to find this brand. Now I’m never turning back. I’m an Albanese snob, and proud.” —14Cassie L

Get it from Amazon for $13.68.


A cold brew maker, if you can’t get the day started without a cuppa joe. You’ll be able to get great tasting coffee *without* spending a quarter of your paycheck at Starbucks.

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Just add coarse-ground coffee into the mesh filter, pour water into the pitcher, screw the lid on (with the filter attached and submerged in the water), let it brew for 12–24 hours, and serve. You can pour it straight over ice cubes, or cut it with water or milk. Plus, it has an airtight seal for keeping your drink fresh for days. Read our review of the Tayeka cold brew maker!

Promising review: “Bought this for my wife, and now I have become a cold-brew expert. Easy to use, easy to clean, and makes incredible-tasting coffee. This process removes all the bitterness and is easily our favorite way to enjoy our favorite drink. For the price you have to pay for cold brew at fancy coffee shops, this thing pays for itself pretty quickly. Try this once, and you’ll love it.” —Mark C

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Or, check out our picks for the cold brew coffee makers at BuzzFeed Reviews!


A fidget spinner ring disguised as a piece of fine jewelry that’ll come in handy when your hands feel restless.


Promising review: “They’re gorgeous, they sparkle beautifully in the sunlight, they fit well, and the spinning is so satisfying — it spins very smoothly, and can go on for quite a while. I’ve been wearing the silver one daily for almost two months, and there’s no sign of fading either on the metal or in the rhinestones. It looks as new as the day I bought it. I used to carry a fidget cube around, but this is much more discreet, prettier, and since I can just wear it all day, I’m never stuck without something to play with.” —Michelle

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


A Disney+ subscription so you’ll have an endless amount of heartwarming content to cheer you up when you’re feeling blue.


You can stream movies, TV shows, and original programming from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.

Get it for $6.99/month or $69.99/year ($5.83/month).


Hydrating sheet masks perfect for a cheap yet effective at-home facial, because self-care doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Just apply one of these, turn on your favorite show, and forget about the world…you’ll have moisturized skin in no time.


Read our full review of Dermal Korea Collagen Essence facial masks!

Here’s an excerpt: “They’re just so relaxing to use! Between balancing work and a social life, having an veryyyy long commute, and spending weekends running errands, I’ve truly come to love the half hour I can spend relaxing with my face mask on a Sunday night.” —Samantha Wieder

Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.99.


A weighted blanket that might help anxious sleepers get a good night’s rest. It’s designed to simulate the soothing pressure of being hugged.


Promising review: “Within just a few minutes of draping this beautiful blanket over myself, I was feeling more relaxed than I had in months. Anxiety is awful, and sometimes you even have anxiety when you don’t realize it, so you don’t relax as much as you think you are. This blanket is like a warm hug all over. I have suggested this blanket to every person I know. Get it for your own mental well-being.” —Claire Gong

Get it from Amazon for $31.90+ (available in three weights).


A box of pimple patches to absorb (or cover up) massive zits that always show up right before a job interview. If you feel like your own skin is out to get you, I can relate.


Promising review: “These little patches are outstanding. They work just as advertised. This is the first acne product that worked just as I hoped. Put the patch on an annoying blemish at night and in the morning, there will be white gunk on that tiny little patch. Brilliant!! No downside to this product. Does not cause drying or flaking.” —Robin V.

Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50.


A dual foot roller with acupressure nubs, because our feet take so much abuse on a daily basis and there’s no one around to give them a massage.


Promising review: “I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit. I’ve had tendinitis in both and now plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly — in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I also love that it’s small, looks nice, doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. Nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk.” —Vanessa Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $18.49.


A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that’ll completely transform your old office chair. They’ll make sitting down for hours and hours a comfier experience.


The cover is removable and washable.

Promising review: “I am now using my memory foam seat cushion with the lumbar pillow, they perfectly complete each other and transformed my old office chair into a premium orthopedic chair sold in ergonomic furniture stores. The lumbar pillow supports my posture and the seat cushion relieves sitting pain. I don’t think I can ever go back to sitting long hours without these two. Planning on getting a second set for my dad as a Father’s Day gift.” —Mario

Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $24.95 and the seat cushion for $27.95.


A Maybelline Dark Circles Treatment Concealer with a built-in felt applicator so you don’t have to whip out a brush. It’ll actually erase all evidence of the fact that you went to bed at 4 a.m. (but unfortunately, it does not get rid of tiredness).

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Read our review of the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (#4 on the list)!

Here’s an excerpt: “I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer (I use the Neutralizer shade) beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling. When I am done with my entire routine, my eyes look lighter and brighter, but not in a way that’s totally obvious — even when photos are taken and the flash is on. Basically what I am saying here is this is a staple beauty product that, IMHO, deserves a place in every makeup bag!” —Kayla Suazo (BuzzFeed Shopping & Products editor)

Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 19 shades).


A pair of stylish waterproof booties to protect your poor feet from the elements. Wet socks will become a thing of the past.


Promising review: “These rainboots are perfect for me! If you have to spend a good amount of your commute outside or even in general, these rainboots are a lifesaver! Especially during the summer, they protected my feet from getting wet without my legs being so hot from the heat!” —ashleyjw

Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes 4.5–12 and 13 colors).


An overflow drain cover, because all you want is a full bath without having to refill every five minutes — is that too much to ask?!


Promising review: “Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you’re a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know… THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths, enjoy more relaxing warm coziness… all because of this little bit of silicone!” —anonymous

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


A lightweight and cruelty-free eyeshadow primer that’ll work overtime to ensure your makeup stays creaseless and smudge-free even on a hot and sweaty day. You got 99 problems but a creased lid ain’t one.


Promising review: “This stuff is the bomb! I have super oily eyelids and work 12-hour shifts. This keeps my shadow from creasing for at least 10 hours. You don’t need a lot of it, as stated in other reviews.” —C. Kemp

Get it from Amazon for $13.48.


Anti-chafe lace bands so walking in a skirt for hours on a hot day won’t leave your thighs feeling irritated.


Promising review: “These are fantastic! I work overnight and wear dresses regularly to the office, I’ve been using the deodorant style anti-chafing rubs and wanted a longer lasting option. Ding Ding ladies!! This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable ‘digging in.’ They do take some fine tuning to make sure that they don’t roll, but once you find that spot, they don’t move! I got the lacy ones and they are sexy and soft to the touch with the silicone on the top and bottom.” —A. Spencer

Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 14 colors).


A password journal to help you remember the log-in info for different websites so you’re not accidentally locked out after trying the wrong password for too many times. (Was it one capital letter or two?! Argh.)


It’s alphabetized so you can easily find the one you need!.

Promising review: “This was exactly what I wanted. The book has a heavy plastic cover and heavy-duty wire binding. The paper is good quality, although my favorite gel pens did have some bleed-through. I’d recommend ballpoint or pencil. The entries have wide spaces, with room for website, email, username, password, and notes (which is perfect for noting the answers to those security questions… What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? I don’t remember what I answered a year ago!). The password section has a good number of extra lines, for those sites that make you change your password with annoying frequency.” —Amazon Customer

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


A clothes folder, because somehow just washing and drying our laundry is not enough, we also have to fold everything. 🙄 At least this nifty tool will help make the task a lot more tolerable. Wash, fold, repeat — and such is life!


It can be adjusted to accommodate thicker pieces like sweaters.

Promising review: “You would think folding is simple, but with this product, it’s a perfect fold every time. It makes a pile of clothing so compact. Everything is uniformly folded. Makes putting clothes in drawers so much neater and more orderly. It makes my life easier.” —S. Erhart

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.


A portable steamer that’s the key to looking put-together in a flash — it’ll straighten out crumpled tops with basically zero effort. No need to drag out the clunky ironing board.

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Read our full review on the PurSteam Elite Steamer!

Promising review: “This steamer does a great job of getting out tough wrinkles with little effort, which is great when you have a business meeting to go to that morning. This product is now an essential part of my travel gear on every trip.” —Iffat

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.


A pack of elastic fasteners, if you’re tired of waking up with the sheets half way off the mattress. If you toss and turn a lot or just have a really slippery/thick mattress, these might help resolve your woes.


Promising review: “These ended the nightly fight over the fitted sheet. 🙂 We have a double thick mattress that was too firm so we added a Costco four-inch memory foam topper. Our sheets have deep pockets but they couldn’t keep up. I didn’t want to replace all the sheets so I bought these. They work great and grab hold tightly without coming off or putting a hole in the sheets.” —Tanya

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.26.


A document clip to give your poor neck some much-needed rest. It’ll hold your papers right next to the computer monitor for easy viewing and make work way less tedious.


It holds up to 30 sheets of paper and can swing back and forth.

Promising review: “This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it’s right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle.” —Life Is Short

Get it from Amazon for $9.32.


A bracelet fastener for anyone who’s tackled their arm to the ground just to put on a piece of jewelry.


Promising review: “Wonderful helper! I don’t know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use.” —LuAnne B.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).


A pair of computer glasses that’ll make staring at a screen for hours on end feel less exhausting. They’re designed to minimize eyestrain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.

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Promising review: “These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they’re not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached-out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!” —Ariele Monzo

Get them from Amazon for $17.99.


A microwave pasta cooker you may be skeptical of at first, but will be glad you bought on nights when you’re too tired to cook (and too broke to order takeout).

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Read our review of Fasta Pasta (#2 on the list)!

Promising review: “I don’t want to get all gushy over a pasta maker, but man… I really love this gizmo! I try to limit my monthly food expenditures, and the Fasta Pasta helps me work in at least one inexpensive pasta meal every week, if not more. First of all, I like spaghetti, but I’m lazy and impatient and don’t like things that take a long time to make, with a bunch of steps, and a big clean up afterward. The Fasta Pasta is perfect for me. I get the exact amount of correctly measured spaghetti; it’s faster than boiling water in a big pot then having to watch and stir the pasta; the pasta comes out perfectly cooked every time and the cleanup is a snap. No big pot, no colander, no spaghetti fork to lift out the pasta. Just the easy-to-clean Fasta Pasta, and a pot to heat up the sauce. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!” —Smilin Sam

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.


A pack of bra strap holders, because nothing is more annoying than pulling up your bra straps for the 30th time.


These can also convert bras to be worn with halter and racerback tops.

Promising review: “Since I started using these clips, I haven’t had to pull up my straps a single time! I used to have to pull them back up a dozen times a day. No more. Now I can put on my bra and then just forget that it is there. I don’t notice any change in the fit of my bra. I wear a large cup size and the last thing I wanted was to add to that. However, with the straps fully extended on my bra, I find the fit to be essentially the same as before. The only difference is that the straps stay in place. If you’ve ever struggled to keep your straps up, you owe it to yourself to try this product.” —K. Howe

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.97 (available in five color combos).


A pair of soft and stretchy high-waisted leggings to wear on days you can’t be bothered to put on pants (but still want to look cute). They’re seriously as comfy as pajamas.


Promising review: “These are my all-time favorite leggings! I wear leggings almost exclusively (haha) so I’m very particular. I prefer a pair that is high-waisted, that clings to every part of the leg (most importantly my ankle so it doesn’t get cold), one that is opaque, and one that is very soft. These leggings fulfill all of these things. These leggings start off a little snug once I take them out of the dryer, but stretch to my body comfortably throughout the day. Absolutely perfect! I have five pairs of the black, one pair of the navy. I plan to buy more for as long as they are stocked on Amazon.” —Sarah

Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes, 22 colors, and in a capri length).


An acupressure wrist band that may help to relieve motion sickness, morning sickness, or other forms of nausea.


Promising review: “I got this for a different reason than most of the people on here. I’m a gamer, and I love to play all kinds of video games. The problem is, though, that I can’t play certain video games without feeling very sick after a short period of time. The motion in the games makes me feel nauseous, as well as give me a terrible headache (this happens especially when the camera in the game moves very quickly). But after I put the bands on, I played for two hours straight and still felt perfectly fine! I was still a bit skeptical, so I tried again the next day and I still felt great. I’ve done it with a bunch of different games that have made me sick to make sure, and the motion sickness is gone. I don’t know how these bands work, but I don’t care as long as they work.” —bluepanda

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.


A pack of clear bumper stickers so you won’t be woken up by your roomie at 7 in the morning again. Stick some inside your cabinets or under the toilet seat, and it’ll stop the slamming noises once and for all.


Promising review: “So my parents’ bathroom cabinets make a lot of noise and are all missing bumpers in the corners of the doors and on the frames. I put these on the other day and life is sweeter without having to hear the cabinet doors slamming or closing each time they’re opened. With the bumpers being clear and not of a color, it’s also aesthetically pleasing.” —KW

Get a 300-pack from Amazon for $10.99.


A hair-finishing stick, because sometimes one flyaway is the tipping point between a good day and a bad one. Smooth ‘do, smooth day.


Promising review: “I have been fighting ‘baby hairs’ for my whole life! This product calms my messy loose curls and doesn’t make my hair stiff the way hairspray does! I can’t believe I’ve lived my life without this product. This is my new favorite hairstyling product!” —bananabarry

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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