Tolstoy is rumored to have said that a disordered desk is a sign of genius. I say “rumored,” because I can’t dig up the citation underneath everything here on my desk. Just kidding — we have the internet for that now. However, if you’re like me, you’re always trying to get more organized, or at least to stave off the appearance of being a hot mess. The good news is that there are about a million brilliant products out there to help you get your ish together, because, yes, the struggle is real.
In the hot mess department, I made a trip to the doctor’s office recently and every single person I interacted with, from the receptionist to the nurse to the doctor herself greeted me with some variation on “Ohhhh, you must have a dog!” Yes, strangers, in fact, I have a giant and hairy Great Pyrenees who deposits white strands all over my generally dark clothing on the regular — and I’d given up caring until every single person at that office managed to point out for me the canine fur that had become a part of my ensemble. If only I’d had this lint roller that rolls out just like a lipstick to sanitize myself beforehand. Learn from my mistakes, friends, and get thyself to Amazon for these quick and easy fixes!
1. This Unique Swivel Gadget Will Help You Make The Most Of Your Outlet
Sometimes that standard surge protector just won’t do the trick — your cords just won’t all fit in together — and that’s where this unique device does the trick, all while it eliminates clutter. Outfitted with six outlets, it’s designed with three each on two bars that can either face forward or swivel to the side to give you room for oversized cords, enabling you to put them in the right place easily. This device also features two USB ports to charge your electronic devices, and they’re all protected up to 2100 joules, with two indicator lights to alert you of the current power status and ongoing protection.
2 These Orbs Keep Your Stuff Smelling So Fresh And So Clean
Whether it’s your gym bag that’s starting to smell or you’re just trying to keep your wardrobe fresh on that long business trip, these purple orbs pack a punch. Their deodorizing power comes from activated coconut husk charcoal, an odorless, non-toxic, and completely hypoallergenic material that works like a sponge to absorb and remove odor at the source. These stench-stoppers are renewable, too: Simply place in the sun once a month to reactivate.
3 The Lint Roller You Can Use Anywhere
Can you call a lint roller adorable? How about stylish? I don’t care if it’s kosher or not to say so — this lint roller is all of that and more, and I should have a basket of them on the table in my front hall. Here’s the deal: It twists out from the bottom, kind of like a lipstick, and retracts, so you can keep it in your purse, backpack, or carryon without it sticking on everything in sight. Plus, it’s refillable and compact, perfect for on-the-go use.
4 These Reusable Cotton Bags Are Super Handy
While they’re primarily designed for produce, these cotton bags are so versatile that they’ll find uses around your house for just about everything — gym clothes, toys, all kinds of stuff. Their use at the grocery store is inimitable, though: Breathable and eco-friendly, not only are they good for the environment, but they also keep your vegetables fresher for longer. They’re easy to clean, too — simply wash out with cold, soapy water, then hang to line dry.
5 This Straw Is One Simple Change You Can Make To Help Save The Planet
Our oceans are besieged by plastic, and one simple way you can do your part to help is by refusing straws when you’re out to eat. Take your straw with you — tote alongthis groovy purple glass straw that comes with its own carrying case and cleaning brush. This glass, found in the windows of the Space Shuttle, can withstand temperatures below freezing and up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s certainly dishwasher-proof. It’s also completely non-porous and food safe.
6 This Tape Is The Secret Weapon Of Stylists Everywhere
You probably already know that this tape is the one thing standing between your favorite star and a wardrobe malfunction when she’s walking the red carpet in a backless dress or low-cut top. Did you know you can use it to solve more quotidian issues with your outfit, like gaps in the front of a button-down shirt, or sliding bra straps? These double-stick medical grade tape strips are also perfect for quick hemming and other fashion emergencies.
7 These Sponges Will Save Your Outfit And Save You Money
Don’t rush your favorite dress off to the dry cleaners when you notice those telltale white streaks of deodorant — use these sponges instead. Just gently rub the affected area with the dry sponge, and with just a handful of quick strokes, it will remove the residue from your clothing quickly and easily. Keep one at home and one in your purse so you’ll always be prepared.
8 This Wireless RF Locator System Will Help You Keep Track Of All The Things
Whether you constantly misplace your keys or it’s your cat you’re always looking for, this locator system can help — it works in a manner similar to the pricier RF systems you see advertised all the time, at a quarter of the price. Just attach the receiver units to any four items of your choice, and use the remote with its color-coded buttons to trigger the receivers to lead you to your lost treasure by sounding off with a series of beeps. The remote is also equipped with a light for better visibility at night.
9 A Travel Case That Keeps All Your Accessories Organized
If you’re like the rest of the modern world and have more chargers and other random cords than you know what to do with, you need this organizer — even if the only traveling you do is from your bed to the couch and back. Keep all your various cords, plugs, USB drives, and other accessories neat and organized — and readily available — in one convenient case that’s lightweight, portable, and durable, with a water-resistant exterior.
10 A Tiny Device That Turns A Personal Water Bottle Into A Powerful Humidifier
Your body is almost 80 percent water. Nourish it with this unique device that turns a standard-sized 20 ounce water bottle into a moisture-producing water tank whether you’re at home, at work, in a hotel, or even on a plane. Compact and lightweight, this ultrasonic humidifier projects hygienic, humidified air quickly and quietly. Designed for either USB operation or cordless operation via three AA batteries, it’s ready to go where you do: Plus, it’s fitted with an adjustable timer that allows for automatic shut-off.
11 These Meal Prep Containers Are Elegant And Eco-Friendly
You know that packing a healthy lunch is good for you, now get the perfect dishes to motivate you to do it — these glass containers. Simple, elegant, and FDA-approved, they’re crafted from high-quality borosilicate glass, which is stronger and can hold up to temperature changes much better than cheaper glass food storage containers. They feature leak-proof snap-lock lids with airtight silicone seals so they’re great for storage as well as being microwave-safe, freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe, and oven-safe to over 500 degrees.
12 A Keychain To Ensure You’re Always Close To A Charger
One day I’ll find all my misplaced left socks, and with them there will be the 142 lightning cables I’ve lost since Apple released this charger cable. Until then, there’s this keychain. Using magnets to hold the USB and the lightning end together, it’s only 1.5 inches in length when it’s folded, making it ultra-portable. It’s easy to pair, too, and works great with external battery packs.
13 These Flower-Shaped Decals Will Save Your Feet When You’re In Heels
Wearing heels can be a real pain, but these flower decals can mitigate your struggle by providing light cushioning at the balls of your feet, which prevent them from sliding forward. Crafted from durable, shock absorbent cushioning backed with high-performance adhesive, these groundbreaking pads are virtually invisible in your shoes and will eliminate the “toe scrunch” that comes when your feet are trying to get a grip on strutting in your stilettos.
14 A Planner That Could Put A Fire Under Your Productivity
Who can’t use a productivity boost, I’d like to know? This planner offers one in the form of undated daily, weekly, and monthly templates that are simple and sophisticated, plus both backward- and forward-looking exercises to keep you motivated toward achieving your goals. Easily and efficiently schedule your academic courses, work schedule, deadlines, and hobbies with this versatile format, and enjoy carrying this attractive and sturdy planner with you wherever you go.
15 A Gel That Sets Your Favorite Mascara And Conditions Your Lashes, Too
So you have a mascara you absolutely love, but it’s not waterproof? Pick up this gelfrom K-beauty dynamo Etude House and wave its magic wand: You’ll not only make your mascara tear-proof, but you’ll be giving your lashes a nourishing treatment at the same time. The gel is clear and provides additional curl and volume when applied. It can also be used to set your brows while nourishing them as well.
16 This Portable Espresso Maker Is Serious And Seriously Adorable
It will make you a legit cup of espresso whether you’re hiking or sitting out on the beach and it’s so Insta-ready it hurts — this hand-held espresso-maker is the perfect gift for any coffee lover. The design incorporates a filter and a measuring scooper, plus it comes with an additional filter and its own carrying bag. Just add hot water, milk, and a bit of elbow grease to operate the pressure pump, and you’re in business.
17 A Purse Organizer That Will Wrangle Your Bag Into Shape
Recoup all that time you’re losing fumbling in your handbag trying to find, well, everything —.and get this purse organizer. Crafted from high-quality felt, this design features dual handles — specially wrapped with vegan leather — that enable you to quickly and easily transfer all your goodies from one bag to another. It features a total of 11 pockets, including eight in the interior of the organizer and three on the exterior.
18 This Sponge Is A Genius Replacement For Blotting Papers
Great for refreshing your makeup or blotting to a shine-free finish on the go, this blotting sponge compact is a great modern substitute for blotting papers. Easy to use and clean, it allows you to dull any unwanted shine from your face without papers to leave behind, and when you’re done for the day, simply wash the sponge out and leave it to dry overnight. The set comes with a second sponge so you can rotate, too.
19 This Genius Device Is A New Take On Rolling For Your Face
So you know all about the benefits of jade rolling for facial massages and product absorption — but this genius device kicks it up a notch, using a gel-filled roller head that you freeze then roll over your face to partake in its many benefits. Boosted circulation, improved collagen production, increased lymphatic drainage, decreased redness and swelling, alleviation of hot flashes, and relief of migraine pain — these are just a few of the benefits you can recognize with the use of this quasi-magic wand. Store it in the freezer, and it’s ready when you are.
20 The Pen That Will Erase The Stains Right Out Of Your Clothes
It’s like a curse: You have the most important meeting or date, and en route, you spill something on your outfit. Throw this stain pen in your bag for an instant solution. It helps remove fresh stains instantly, and is even safe on dry clean only clothes, delicates and hand washables like wools, silks, rayons, linens, cottons and other special care fabrics. With its ultra-compact size, it’s even compatible with TSA requirements.
21 An Organizer Set That Will Straighten Your Fridge Right Out
Go from a crowded refrigerator where it’s impossible to tell what’s what to a sparkling food paradise with this organizer set. Crafted from heavy-duty BPA-free material, it’s resistant to cracking and breaking, and each piece includes built-in carrying handles. There’s a special piece for your eggs, and even one designed specifically to dispense sodas or beer. With six pieces in all, this set will straighten out a messy fridge — or freezer — quickly and easily.
22 This Cosmetics Bag Makes It Easy To Keep Your Bathroom Counter Clean
With this cosmetics bag, you get a clean, surface to lay all your makeup out on while you’re getting ready, and then once you’re done, simply pull the cord and all your colors and tools are conveniently stored away in a waterproof pouch. This organizer — which has an additional Velcro tab seal — is also equipped with a mini bag on the outside as well as two built-in zipper bags for added convenience, perfect for storing small beauty tools. Looking for something? Just undo the Velcro and release the cord, and everything’s ready to lay back out again for easy viewing.
23 These Wedges Double Your Shoe Storage Space
If you have more shoes than you can handle, these plastic inserts will give you room to breathe with their incredibly smart design. Their two tiers mean that you can stack one shoe on top of the other – keeping each pair together — while the slanted wedge device adjusts so you can use it for just about any type of shoe, whether heels or flats. Grooved plastic construction ensures that your shoes remain where you put them, and these brilliant devices will last you for years.
24 This Little Elastic Strap Can Eliminate One Of Life’s Most Common Daily Irritants
Don’t you hate it when you have to spend half your day chasing your bra strap back up your arm? These elastic bands, which work with a hook closure, put an end to that struggle, ensuring that your straps won’t slip down your shoulders and effectively converting any standard bra into a racerback design. The three-pack includes one nude strap, one white, and one black to match every bra in your wardrobe. You’ll also enjoy an added bit of lift, if that’s what you’re looking for.
25 This Set Makes Your Giant Tumbler A Little More Manageable
We all love our giant 30-ounce double-walled tumblers that keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. This set makes these giant cups a little easier to manage both at home and on-the-go: It includes two tumbler handles, two lids and two D-shaped carabiners designed for your Yeti or other 30-ounce model. The pieces are durable and lightweight yet strong, and will help ensure that all that drink — whether it’s hot or cold — won’t come spilling out all over the place.
26 A Plug That Will Help You Cut Down On Your Energy Costs
Just plug in the Wemo Wifi Smart Plug, download the Wemo app, and control your lights and appliances right from your phone or even your voice (through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant) and you’ll be ready to start honing in on energy savings instantly. This device provides real-time reports on how much power your appliances are consuming — use it to monitor how much a space heater is costing you, or how much energy a particular room consumes. Plus, it protects your home better than a mechanical timer. With its away mode, your lights will turn on and off randomly to confuse potential intruders and make it look like somebody is home.
27 These Little Finger Wipes Will Get Your Teeth And Breath Clean On-The-Go
For those times when brushing your teeth or using mouthwash just isn’t practical, these tooth wipes that slip over your finger are a handy solution. Designed to remove the film that builds up on tooth surfaces, these mint-flavored wipes work without water and are individually wrapped for easy portability. Your mouth will feel instantly cleaner and fresher, and the wipe, which fits most adult fingers, simply goes in the trash.
28 A Water Bottle That Seriously Does It All
It’s so intelligent, you may see it on Jeopardy one day — that’s how seriously smart this smart water bottle is. With a 14-ounce capacity, this leak-proof and BPA-free bottle can help you stay hydrated, with timed reminders sounding every two hours to alert you to drink more. Additionally, it offers a refreshing spray to keep your skin hydrated. Finally, it features a light with two functions: An LED flashlight, to illuminate your path in the dark, and an SOS light to call for help. Charge your smart bottle via any USB outlet and put it to work.
29 This Remote Control Organizer Is So Stylish, It Looks Like Sculpture
Crafted from elegant dark wood, this remote control organizer is so architectural in design that it could almost be sculpture. Its simple and natural structure is a unique marriage of form and function in that it marshals your remotes into a single place where you can easily locate them without detracting from your overall design ethos. Small enough to move and relocate easily, it’s also open to other applications.
30 This Mask Uses Red Wine Extract To Refresh Skin
Packaged in a box cleverly designed to look like a wine cask, this mask uses the power of wine extract to resurface your face and smooth out hydrate the face. From the K-beauty brand Holika Holika, this sleeping pack is designed to apply at bedtime and work its magic while you rest, leaving your complexion full of moisture, brightened, and resilient when you awake.
31 This 100 Percent Pure Aromatherapy Spray Is A Natural Chill Pill
Used for thousands of years to promote relaxation, lavender is the essential ingredient in this aromatherapy spray — which you can apply as a pillow mist to promote deep sleep or spray on your yoga mat before practice to increase your relaxation as you lean into your poses. It’s completely natural, so it’s safe to use wherever and whenever you like to create a deep sensation of peace: The coumarins found in lavender oil are known to soothe muscle pain, lower blood pressure, and create a sense of calm for those suffering with body tension or insomnia.
32 These Ampoules Contain Must-Have Italian Hair Serum
Lots of Amazon reviewers are crazy for this hair serum, giving it 4.8-stars for its frizz-busting, volumizing properties and delicious scent. Imported from Italy, it combines B5, keratin amino acids, and silk protein to repair, strengthen, and hydrate, — resulting in thicker, fuller, and smoother hair with a glossy salon finish. Appropriate for both curly and straight hair as well as color-treated and natural hair, you simply apply the serum to towel-dried or dry hair anywhere from daily to once a week and go about styling as usual.
33 This Cordless Mini Vac Has All The Bells And Whistles
Handheld and convenient to carry wherever you go, this mini vacuum is a great choice for ensuring that your computer keyboard is free from dust and crumbs, spot-cleaning your car upholstery, or a million other small tasks around your home or office that aren’t suited to your full-size vacuum. Featuring an advanced brushless axial flow motor, high sensitivity rotating shaft, and stronger suction, this unit is small but mighty — and it functions on a high-powered lithium battery, meaning it can work up to 50 minutes continuously once it’s fully charged. It charges via any USB charger, and comes with a full suite of nozzles, too.