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And now, we’re looking back on 2021 and giving you the scoop on what problem-solving products Skimm'rs loved the most. From things that’ll help with decluttering to clever cleaning solutions and more, say hello to the products you won’t ever regret buying.
PS: We’re also revealing your most-loved books, clothes and accessories, home products, self-care items, things under $25, and overall bestsellers. Check ‘em out here.
Lots of cute prints for every occasion, but no place to put them? This unit has smaller pockets for ribbons, gift bags, cards, and tissue paper too. Just slide it under your bed and presto — out of sight. ($22.95, Amazon)
Ah, face masks. We’ve been dedicated to wearing them. But we’re over the way they make our glasses fog up. Sound familiar? This anti-fog spray works on all types of glasses, and doesn’t call for constant application. A few spritzes and you’re good for the day. Sigh of relief sold separately. ($8.99, Amazon)
Close your eyes and imagine being able to plan, save, and invest in one place. Now open your eyes and check out the Spire® app. It lets you set financial goals based on what’s important to you. Then provides info and tips that can help you prioritize and reach ‘em faster. Can we get a “yes, please”? (Free to download, Fidelity)*
Stress breakouts, we’re looking at you. These hydrocolloid patches cover pimples and reduce inflammation. They work to extract pus, healing the skin along the way. You can apply one before heading to bed and then remove it in the morning. We’re talking minimal effort. ($12.99/36 pack, Amazon)
These containers regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. So your fruit and veggies last longer. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t soften. Plus, the built-in filter never needs to be replaced. Pro tip: Don’t wash produce before putting it into the containers. Just drop everything in and store ’em in your fridge. Then wash the food before you eat it. ($7.99+, Amazon)
Goodbye, little pill balls. You can run this tiny, battery-powered device over furniture, too. It’ll eat up those annoying tiny fuzzies and loose threads. So you can freshen up what you already have, instead of buying brand-new sheets and sweaters. Win. ($12.99+, Amazon)
Just let it sit for three to five hours and then rinse away with water. The powerful, concentrated formula will cling to tiles and sealants to knock out icky grime. It’s also bleach-free, non-acidic, and low on odors. Get cleaning. ($12.99, Amazon)
Bug bites be gone. This genius gadget works to remove the irritant left underneath your skin that causes itchiness and redness. You’ll be able to stop a reaction in its tracks, leaving the bite visibly smaller. You can even try it on bee and wasp stings. The true MVP of your next tropical getaway. ($9.95, Amazon)
Install this opener underneath a cabinet via the adhesive backing and three included screws. It can be used to open jars and bottles of all sizes. It’s also a great solution for anyone with limited use of their hands. The magic lies in the metal teeth that’ll grip lids with ease. ($17.99, Amazon)
Because he’s probably still using that one he got all those years ago. This leather option has a curved design that fits perfectly into his front pocket. It’s a safer — and more comfortable — way to stash all that cash. It can hold up to six cards plus full-sized bills, and has an ID pocket. And if that doesn’t seal the deal: It has RFID-blocking protection (which keeps his private information, well, private). ($65, Rogue Industries)
You may have a passport holder, but this leather case is made specifically for travel in the COVID era. A leather flap holds your passport while a plastic pocket hangs on to your vaccine card. Bonus: It comes in a bunch of colors and can also be personalized. ($19.90+, EvtodiCom on Etsy)
Consider these clips a small style win. Say goodbye to cheap-looking plastic ones and hello to brass clips that marry function with sophistication. You can use them for your WFH setup and for lamps you have placed around your home. Sometimes it really is the little things in life. ($12.98+/2 pack, Brighttia on Etsy)
Since they’re sold separately, you can choose exactly which ones you need for your collection. The trays can stack on top of each other, allowing for compact storage instead of taking up too much space in a single drawer. The velvet lining will protect items from scuffs and scratches, and each tray is available in three colors. Time for some personalization. ($9.99+, Packmille on Etsy)
Use this between your thighs, on your heels, and where shoulder straps rub to prevent that dreaded discomfort. It’s made from plant-derived ingredients, is allergen-free and vegan, and won’t clog your pores. Comfort city, population: you. ($8+, Amazon)
Goodbye, loud roomies; hello, supreme focus. With this membership, you’ll get unlimited access to podcasts, songs, and thousands of playlists so you can easily disregard the dog barking or whatever other chaos coming from the room next to ya. Plus you can listen in offline mode, which is great for those afternoon-walk breaks where your Wi-Fi can get a lil’ spotty. PS: If you sign up now, you’ll also get three months free. Headphones on. ($7.99/month for Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited)
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