16 Products That’ll Save You Some Time and Energy | theSkimm
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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.  

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leaf scoops to help with the fall cleanup
For when you’re tasked with completing the fall cleanup… 

Start scooping. These claws will help you get the job done in half the time. You’ll be able to pick up more...without actually touching any dirty, wet leaves. Bless. ($29.95, Amazon)

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peppermint oil stick to relieve headache pain
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. ($14.99, Amazon)

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a rolling brush to remove pet hair from fabric
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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revlon hair drying brush for easy styling
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. ($41.99, Amazon)

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jar opener
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. ($12.75, Amazon)

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sneakers
For when your feet ache halfway through your morning walk…

Get a better fit. So you don’t have to stop midway for a quick massage. Or deal with icky blisters. These sneakers work to absorb shock and diffuse pressure. Aka, your foot stays comfortable no matter the surface.* ($120, Fitflop)

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menstrual cup
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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multi-use kitchen shears
For when you’ve got a million little tasks to complete…

Use one tool. Introducing a kitchen shear that can peel and cut vegetables, crack nuts, and open jars. They come apart for cleaning and can slice through packaging like a dream. Just a note: we recommend getting two (one for food only). ($25, Food52)

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timed egg cooker
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. ($16.99+, Amazon)

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UV sanitizing tray for your phone
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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detangling brush to get knots out of hair
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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drawer-organizing bins to help with clutter
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. ($15.44/set of 4, Amazon)

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furniture floor sliders to help with moving
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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kids meal plan
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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bed bands to prevent sheets from riding up
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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veggie chopper
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. ($28.99, Amazon)

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