Since we said “thank u, next” to 2020, we’re focusing our energy on 2021. Whatever your personal goals may be, we can all agree that a new year calls for a routine refresh. From your time spent in the kitchen, to your time spent working on your career.
To help you out, we did some research. And found things that’ll set you up for success, smarter. Progress isn’t linear, but we’re here to provide you with the right tools to achieve what you want this year.
It comes with an expenses book, checklist journal, sticker pack, and markers. So you can track your income, savings, rent, and bills. Plus any miscellaneous expenses that can otherwise run up...and catch you by surprise. Cha-ching, cha-ching. ($39, Erin Condren)
A little less takeout, a little more home cooking. You don’t need to be the next Ina, but if meal prepping is on your to-do list, these containers will become your new BFF. You’ll get 16 containers of varying sizes, reusable chalkboard labels, and a chalkboard marker. Chef’s kiss. ($33.97, Amazon)
Anyone who gets to 2 pm without drinking a sip of water...this one’s for you. The bottle is 32 ounces total, with time markers starting at 8 am. So you can stay on track from when you get up, to when you go to bed. Sip, sip hooray. ($16.99, Ghinny Store on Etsy)
And some other things that may be holding you back. It’s packed with funny, sometimes profane prompts that’ll help you get outside your head. Because harping on grudges or moments of regret can only weigh you down. It’s 2021 and we don’t have time for that. ($8.99+, Amazon)
Looking to reduce your carbon footprint? A compost bin is a great way to turn your food scraps into hearty fertilizer for soil. Otherwise those scraps just sit in landfills and can release high levels of methane into the air. This bin is made of biodegradable bamboo and comes with charcoal filters to help with any smells. Banana peels, we have a job for you. ($40, Goldune)
We’ve all done it before: grab the little plastic produce bags at grocery stores and load them with fruits and veggies to carry home. But once your produce is washed and put away, those bags just end up in the trash. *Hangs head in shame.* These cotton bags have drawstrings so they can hold grains, too. Out with the old, in with the new. ($15.99/set of 7, Amazon)
For all types and textures of hair, this shampoo and conditioner combo works to nourish and hydrate strands. Packed with antioxidants and essential oils, the combo is great at treating frizz. It’s also 97% naturally derived, so no silicones, sulfates, artificial dyes, or parabens. Hello, good hair days. ($48, Briogeo)
Start out by taking a comprehensive quiz that’ll help you build a monthly pack. You’ll provide info about your wellness goals and nutritional habits, and Nurish will do the rest. You’ll get a customized vitamin and supplement routine that’ll fit your lifestyle. With each shipment, you’ll also receive expert-backed nutritional advice and info about what you’re taking. So the control is in your hands. (Prices vary with shipments, Nurish)
Mindless munching can be very unsatisfying. These granola bites are made from organic oats that are slow roasted and toasted to perfection. They’re then infused with dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. All ingredients are ethically sourced, too. Eat good, feel good. ($21/pack of 3, Brooklyn Granola)
It’s easy to be sedentary (especially while working from home). Wearing a FitBit can help you stay on top of your movement. It’ll provide hourly reminders to get up and roam the cabin that is your apartment. And it can track water intake, calories burned, sleep patterns, and heart rate. Up and at ‘em. ($79.95, FitBit)
Each shipment comes packed with office decor, productivity tools, and career advice. So you can focus on growing your experience and enhancing your skills. 2021 = the year to act like (or become) a boss. ($47.99/month, Work, Space, Spark on Cratejoy)
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.
PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
Dust takes no days off. Which seems really rude, tbh. We’ve got things that’ll tackle dirt, grime, and mud with minimal effort on your end. Bless.
Aka things that you'll use for the rest of your life. Because you're an adult now. Except when you have to call to make a doctor's appointment.
Aka, things that’ll save you time and money. And just make life a bit easier. We’ve got patches that’ll heal pimples, a boot brush to get out scuff marks, and a detergent cup holder to end spills. Phew.