I'm a 33-year-old mother of a toddler, so I'm always trying to figure out new ways to make my daily life easier. And you can't get much easier than heading over to Amazon.com, clicking a few times, and having a product show up at your door two days later. Through my extensive research into helpful products, I've been able to narrow down the top 37 items that have changed my life for the better. These are the things that make grown-up life easier.
From a clever cable organizer to a fancy box cutter to a self-tanner that won't turn you orange, these are the 37 Amazon products that make grown-up life easier. These products will help you finally get your life together. (Or at least make you feel like you did.)
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This Makeup Remover that Works with Just Water
via: AmazonA friend recently told me about these 2 Pack Miracle Face Erase Makeup Remover Face Cloths a while back and I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. They completely blew my mind the first time I used them. I don't understand how they can get all of my makeup off without water but I'm guessing it's some sort of magic.
This Anjou Blackhead Remover Comedone Extractor that Brings Out My Inner Surgeon
via: AmazonI find it impossible to keep from picking at my face, and whenever I get a new pimple my first instinct is to immediately pop it. This Anjou Blackhead Remover Comedone Extractor allows me to pop my pimples without using my germ-covered fingers. It comes with a ton of different tools that I love experimenting with.
This Makeup Brush Drying Rack that Makes Cleaning My Brushes a Breeze
via: AmazonWashing your makeup brushes is an essential part of grown-up life, and I have a horrible time remembering to do it. This BEAKEY Makeup Brush Drying Rack & Makeup Brush Cleaner Egg gives me the perfect spot to dry my brushes and makeup sponges so they don't get that horribly mildewy smell.
These Cleansing Wipes that Saved My Boots
via: AmazonI have a pair of suede booties that I wear all autumn long, and last year I noticed that they were looking a bit raggedy. To prevent them from getting even more damaged, I use these BootRescue All Natural Cleaning Wipes for Leather & Suede Shoes. They wipe away salt stains with one quick swipe.
This Men's Facial Scrub that Makes My Husband's Face Smell Awesome
via: AmazonMy husband doesn't have a lot of bathroom toiletry products. In fact, he's been using the same bar of soap on his face since we first started dating. So I bought him this Brickell Men's Renewing Face Scrub fully expecting him to never actually use it. But he did, and now he won't stop talking about how soft and smooth his face feels.
This Pet Hair Remover that I Use Constantly
via: AmazonI have an extremely high-energy Australian Cattle Dog who sheds her own weight in hair every day. I finally got sick of finding tumbleweeds of hair all over my house and bought this ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover and I honestly don't know how I survived this long without it.
This Cord Organizer that Keeps My Cables from Getting Tangled
via: AmazonI have a home office, and the other day I was venting to my husband about how my cords keep getting so tangled that I can't even use them. So he bought me this Electronics Organizer Cable Cord Storage Case and it instantly solved my problem. It's also great for when I'm working while traveling.
This Face Cream that's Also a Makeup Primer
via: AmazonI'm a busy mom, so I don't have time to use a ton of different beauty products. That's what makes this Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré Face Cream and Makeup Primer such a game-changer. It hydrates and preps my skin for makeup so I have one less step in the morning.
This Self-Tanner that Doesn't Turn Me Orange
via: AmazonI'm an extremely pale ginger, and in the past when I've experimented with self-tanners I've ended up looking like a walking mango. This Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tanning Liquid is the only product I've used that actually looks natural. I just use a tiny drip for a gradual tan.
This Airpod Case that Helps Me Keep Track of Them
via: AmazonEver since I had my son I've become even more scatterbrained than normal, so to say that I lose one (if not both) of my AirPods a lot would be an understatement. This Fintie Case for AirPods is cute, durable, and small enough to fit on my keychain without being too bulky. If you have AirPods, get this thing!
These Anti-Aging Eye Masks that Makes Me Look Refreshed
via: AmazonI rarely get a full eight hours of sleep, but these Grace & Stella Collagen Eye Masks 24K Gold Hydrogel Anti-Aging Under Eye Patches make me look like I just got back from a relaxing spa weekend. Bonus: they're infused with 24K gold so they make me feel super glam.
This Food Scale that's Keeps My Recipes Precise
via: AmazonI've gotten really into baking lately, and this GreaterGoods Digital Food Kitchen Scale has made a huge difference in the quality of my cakes, cookies, and pies. Baking is all about precision, so now that I'm able to get every ingredient exactly right I never worry about how my goodies will turn out.
This Cold Brew Coffee Maker that Saves Me Major Moolah
via: AmazonI drink cold brew coffee all summer long. In fact, the thought of drinking hot coffee when it's warm out makes me feel physically ill. This Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot makes it easy to brew up a big batch that tastes as good (if not better) than the stuff I get from my local coffee shop.
This Makeup Organizer that Makes Me Feel Like a Beauty Influencer
via: AmazonI'm pretty sure that every beauty influencer on YouTube has this Jerrybox 360 Rotating Makeup Organizer, and now I do too! I love how it both keeps my bathroom stuff organized and makes my countertop look instantly cuter. Plus, the swiveling design makes it easy to access everything on it.
This Key Finder that Helps Me Stay On Time
via: AmazonBefore I bought this Key Finder Esky Wireless RF Item Locator I was constantly ripping my house apart searching for my keys while running late for something. Now, instead of panicking, I just press my little locator button and my keys beep until I find them. Genius!
This Keyboard Cleaning System that Keeps My Laptop Crumb-Free
via: AmazonI'm pretty much always working, which means that I'm guilty of eating most of my meals with my laptop in front of me. As you might imagine, my keyboard is disgusting. This Keyboard Cleaner with Cleaning Gel is a little vacuum specifically designed sucking up dust and grime from every little nook and cranny.
These Kind Bars that Taste Like Dessert
via: AmazonI have an insane sweet tooth, but lately, I've been trying not to keep junk food in the house since I have zero willpower. These KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt Bars make me feel like I'm eating something unhealthy when I'm actually adding tons of protein and antioxidants to my diet. Score!
This Liquid Eyeliner Pen that Has a Cat Eye Stencil
via: AmazonEven with all the makeup tutorials I've watched on YouTube, there's one eyeliner look I still can't manage to make look even halfway decent: the cat-eye. This L'Oreal Paris Makeup Flash Cat Eye by Infallible comes with a nifty little cat-eye stencil that makes it easy to create the perfect swoop.
This Measuring Spoon and Cup Set that's Beautiful and Accurate
via: AmazonThis Copper Measuring Cups and Spoons Set is my newest kitchen obsession. The copper color adds a high-class tough, while the quality construction gives me peace of mind knowing that they'll keep looking and acting like new year after year. And can you believe the whole set is just over $20 bucks?
This Bento Lunchbox that Makes Packing a Lunch WAY Easier
via: AmazonI work from home, but my husband goes into the office every day and usually brings a lunch from home. Ever since I bought this Modetro Ultra Slim Leak Proof Bento Lunchbox I've been making it for him, not because he asked me to but because this thing is so much fun to use. It makes me feel so hip and organized!
This Japanese Sunscreen that's Never Too Thick or Greasy
via: AmazonI burn really easily, so I'm forced to wear sunblock even if I'm just stepping outside for a few minutes. I found this Nivea Sun Protect Super Water Gel a few months ago and was obsessed with it from the first time I used it. Unlike normal sunscreen, it actually melts into your skin and feels completely weightless.
These Gummy Vitamins that Keep Me Focused
via: AmazonAs a self-employed freelance writer, I have to keep myself motivated to stay on task during the day. This can be especially tough when I'm sleep-deprived because of my teething toddler. That's why I swear by these OLLY Laser Focus Gummies, which give me a jolt of energy and help me stay focused all day long.
These Wool Dryer Balls that are Reusable
via: AmazonI try to avoid creating unnecessary waste if I can help it, and these Friendsheep Wool Dryer Balls help me do that. They're reusable, save me money so I don't have to keep buying dryer sheets, and are shaped like adorable little penguins. What more could you ask for?
These Personalized Starbucks Cups that Make Great Gifts
via: AmazonOn my wedding day a few years ago, I gave each one of my bridesmaids one of these Personalized Reusable Starbucks Coffee Cup 16 Ounces with Lid. I had them personalized with their names on them and it was so fun to sip out of our matching cups while we got ready for my big day.
These Pimple Patches that Shrink My Zits Super Fast
via: AmazonI'm a 33-year-old woman, and I still get a new zit just about every week. Luckily, these Rael Microneedle Acne Healing Patches work wonders. I just stick one on an especially large and painful pimple and it's half the size the next morning. These things are basically magic.
This Plush Robe that's Oh-So Cozy
via: AmazonI put this Richie House Women's Soft Warm Fleece Bathrobe with Hood on right after I get out of the shower and leave it on for most of the day. It's that comfortable. The fleece fabric feels amazing against my skin and I love the cute polka dot print.
This Silicone Lid that's 100% Spill-Proof
via: AmazonI use my Instant Pot all the time, and this Silicone Lid For Instant Pot makes it easy to keep my leftovers fresh and safe from spillage. I just stretch it over the pot and pop it into the fridge. No more transferring into Tupperware containers!
This Internet Address and Password Book that Keeps Me Sane
via: AmazonFor some reason, I have a completely different password and log-in for every social media site. I also happen to forget these passwords and log-ins more often than I'd like to admit, which is where this Silk Road Internet Address & Password Logbook comes in. Now I don't have to keep hitting the "reset password" link every time I go on Instagram.
This Box Cutter that Looks Straight Out of the Future
via: AmazonI order a LOT of stuff from Amazon, so naturally, I figured it was time to upgrade to a much cooler box cutter than my normal, boring one. This Slice 10400 Box Cutter, 3 Position Manual Button with Ceramic Blade is equal parts form and function. It's designed to glide along edges for quick and easy cuts.
This Knife Set that Looks Sharp
via: AmazonI recently upgraded from the knife set I'd had since college to this Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block 13 Kitchen Knives Plus Knife Sharpener and I can't stop staring at it. There's something so cool about the black blades and clear holder that it's almost hypnotic...oh, and they're really sharp, too.
This Collapsable Coffee Cup that Takes Up Minimal Space
via: AmazonI love sipping coffee on-the-go, and this Stojo On The Go Coffee Cup is always what I grab when I want to take my mug of Joe with me. The collapsable design means I can throw it in my purse or backpack when I'm done and it won't take up a ton of space.
This Remover Pen that Erases Makeup Mistakes
via: AmazonI'm definitely not perfect when it comes to doing my makeup, which is why this Superface Eye Makeup Remover Pen Smudge Free NG Corrector Stick is one of my most-used items in my cosmetics bag. I just run it over the spot that needs erasing and it's gone in a flash!
This Wine Filter that Prevents Headaches
via: AmazonThe other day, I was talking to a friend about the horrible headaches I get from red wine. She told me about this Wand Wine Filter by PureWine, which has significantly helped her wine-related migraines. I just set it in my glass for a few minutes and it removes the histamines and sulfites that cause headaches.
This Meat Thermometer that Gives Me Peace of Mind
via: AmazonBefore I bought this ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer I always overcooked my poultry. I figured it'd be better to over-cook it then undercook it and risk salmonella. Now, I can cook it to juicy perfection since I know exactly when it's done. How did I live without this thing?!
These Wine Wipes that Erase Wine Stains
via: AmazonAm I the only one who gets horribly purple teeth while drinking red wine? Apparently not, since they make these True Wine Wipes Stain Removing Wipes. I carry a few in my purse so I can de-stain my pearly wipes while out on the town. Each is individually wrapped so they're great for travel.
This Vitamin C Serum that Clears and Brightens
via: AmazonMy skin is acne-prone, dry, and dull, and this Vitamin C Serum Plus 2% Retinol is the only thing that's been able to clear it up while brightening. Bonus: the 2% retinol reduces fine lines without being too harsh of my sensitive skin. Oh, and it smells amazing.
This Eyebrow Gel that Has a Huge Following
via: AmazonIf you find a product that has over 26,000 positive reviews on Amazon, you buy it. And that's just what I did with this WUNDER2 WUNDERBROW Waterproof Eyebrow Gel. It fills in and shapes in one quick step and matches my brow color perfectly, which is tough to do for a redhead.