17 Products That’ll Save You Some Time and Energy

5 min read|May 17, 2021|fbtwitteremail

If your basic state of being is tired...we get it. Life can be a series of twists and turns. Well, we’re here to make things a bit easier.

Now we aren’t saying these products will solve all your problems. But they will save you some time and energy in your day-to-day. And you should never underestimate the power of a small victory.

For when you feel the beginnings of a headache starting…

Stop it in its tracks. Roll the peppermint oil on the back of your neck and ears for relief. Because of the menthol, the oil can help relax muscles and decrease pain. So you can get back to your to-do list. ($11.99, Amazon)

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For when your fur baby decides the couch is their snooze spot…

Remove the hair. With just a few sweeps. The roller can be used over and over again. And it works on sheets, blankets, and carpets. No batteries or cords included. ($24.95, Amazon)

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For when you want salon-like hair, but don’t want to spend too much time…

Get one tool that does it all. And no, you don’t have to be an expert. Consider this a brush and hair dryer in one. It features three heat and speed settings, plus a cool option for styling. The oval design helps to smooth your locks and create volume. Hello, good hair days. ($78.42, Amazon)

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For when you can’t get the pickle jar open no matter how hard you try…

Ask for help. Install this opener underneath a cabinet. It can open jars and bottles of all sizes. Consider it a solution for anyone with limited use of their hands. The magic lies in the metal teeth. ($14.25, Amazon)

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For when it’s that time of the month…

Toss the tampons. And save yourself the trouble of doing the mental math of when you last changed yours. This menstrual cup is a sustainable option that provides 12-hour protection. And is good for overnight wear. You = covered. ($21.99, The Honey Pot Company)

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For when you want a nutritious breakfast with minimal effort…

Let Dash do the cooking. Choose your preferred style (hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, or omelette) and set the timer. Then jump in the shower while your breakfast is cooking. The device will switch off when it’s all done. Eggcellent. ($17.99+, Amazon)

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For when you’re wiping down your phone 100 times a day…

Get help sanitizing. Phonesoap kills bacteria other disinfectants can’t. And you can even charge your phone during the process. It works via UV light to reach every corner so you get 360-degrees of clean. No more sprays or wipes. ($79.95, Phonesoap)

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For when you wake up with your hair in one giant knot…

Detangle. But gently. With a brush that’s built to last. It’s got soft ballpoint tips to massage the scalp and multi-layered bristles to get out tangles. Plus you can use it on all hair types. Win. ($28, Briogeo)

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For when you don’t want to spend 20 minutes looking for one t-shirt…

Get organized. With drawer inserts that’ll keep items separated and folded. No more smushed-together bras or underwear. No more shirts bunched in the back of your dresser. Voilà. ($19.99/set of 4, Amazon)

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For when you decide to make over your living room…

Save the workout for later. Pop these pads underneath your furniture for a smooth trip. And to prevent floor scratches. Your downstairs neighbor will thank you. ($12.89, Amazon)

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For when you run out of ideas to feed your little one…

Take out the guesswork. Enter a meal plan that’s filled with delicious and nutritious options. It’s simple: pick the ones that work for your kid and get them delivered weekly to your doorstep. The meals come fully cooked and ready to heat. There’s pizza pockets and broccoli parm, chicken mac and cheese, and veggie bowls. Sigh of relief sold separately. (Plans start at $5.99/meal, Yumble)

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For when your sheets ride up every time you turn…

Hold ‘em down. These clip onto the corner of your sheets so they stay put. No more pulling the corners down multiple times. Solutions, solutions. ($12.99+, Amazon)

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For when you’ve spent way too much time trying to dice an onion…

Put the knife down. This tool can chop, slice, grate, and spiralize. It’s got 12 blades total, a peeler, cleaning brush, and bin so your ingredients won’t be all over your kitchen countertop. More time to binge Netflix. ($29.99, Amazon)

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For when your glasses keep fogging up when you wear a face mask…

Ah, face masks. We’re 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. ($14.99, Amazon)

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For when you keep sleep grinding your teeth…

Thanks, 2020, for all the stress. We appreciate it. To alleviate the discomfort and sleep issues that come with clenching and grinding, we turned to mouth guards. And boy do they help. They come in a pack of 10, and each can be worn up to three nights in a row before tossing. You won’t need to boil or cut them. Just rinse after opening and pop one in. Happy snoozing. ($14.99/10 pack, Amazon)

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For when your sheets, sweaters, and towels look a bit old…

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. ($13.20, Amazon)

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For when you wanna open (or vacuum seal) a bottle of wine...

Upgrade your happy hour with this opener that can uncork 80 bottles in a single charge. And no — it won’t break corks in the process. If you don’t finish your bottle, just use the vacuum sealer option to preserve freshness and flavor. Nothing to wine about here. ($39.95, Wayfair)

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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 prices were accurate, too). Thanks.

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