35 Useful Products To Help You Get Through The Week

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A cookbook, caffeinated sparkling water, and more helpful things to get you through looooooooong weeks.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1.

Cook Once, Eat All Week — a cookbook featuring 26 gluten free recipes that, you guessed it, will get you through an entire week with only cooking once. Busy weeks stand no chance with this in your cookbook arsenal.


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Promising review: “I really like this cookbook and I am no cook, but this book makes me feel like I am! Step-by-step instructions that don’t overwhelm. It’s so practical for me as a mom of three boys! My husband was able to help with the meal prep on the weekend and then during the busy week, boom, I have fresh DELICIOUS dinner cooking IN THE OVEN in about 5 mins. I’ve had time to clean up kitchen, set table and enjoy my family without slaving away everyday in the kitchen for dinner! I’m going to start doubling the recipes so we can all have lunch the next day too. My boys have loved all the recipes! Fed and Fit delivers AGAIN! Life hack cook book for sure!” —Candace

Get it from Amazon for $21.49.

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And! a sous vide precision cooker so you can get perfectly done meats, veggies, and even cheesecake every single time. No guess work, no stress, just perfection on the first try. What is better than that?!


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Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, refers to the process of vacuum-sealing food in a bag, then cooking it to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This method ensures maximum tenderness and moisture retention — without worry of overcooking.

Promising review: “Oh my gosh I love this thing. I cook tons of stuff with this since I have discovered sous vide. I’ve taken it to friends houses for events or dinners to show them how it works and everyone is always amazed at how juicy and delicious everything is. I consider myself a great cook and this is just another tool in the arsenal. There have been a few occasions where I’ve not been paying attention and accidentally overcooked my steaks on the grill (alcohol may have been involved) but I’m telling you this thing makes cooking a perfect steak absolutely impossible to mess up. I won’t cook one any other way than this. It is perfection every time.” —Sean

Get it from Amazon for $129.

3.

A bug bite suction tool here to save the day when sitting outside on a cool evening leads to a swarm of mosquito bites. Rude. This can remove some of the insect saliva and other irritants left under the skin, so you’re not spending the entire week scratching apart your skin.


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Promising review: “I cannot stress to you enough how much better this simple little tool has made my quality of life during summer in Ohio. It rains a lot. There are a lot of mosquitoes. I have horrific allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We’re talking bumps swelling to the width of softballs within minutes of the bite. This tool doesn’t make those bumps go away, but it stops the itch IMMEDIATELY. I was a huge skeptic; how could a little suction cure this agonizingly itchy allergic reaction? I’ll be honest. I still really don’t know how it does, but it provides instant relief that no pill, cream, or injection ever has ever achieved for me. If you live anywhere where insect bites are common, you need to own one of these.” —Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

4.

An exercise bike that conveniently folds up in half so you can use it to squeeze in your weekly workout and then move for easy storage. The eight-tension system allows you to control the difficulty — and what I am basically saying here is, a solid living room workout is just a click away!


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The LED screen displays distance, calories burned, time, speed, pulse and scan.

“I bought this bike just as the pandemic was starting this spring, and it was a *great* choice. I put it together in nooooo time flat, with the help of a handy YouTube video (as suggested by one of the reviewers). And the fold-up size is great, but the bike is sturdy and has great features for the price! I love the cushioned seat, which is muuuuuch comfier than most exercise bike seats I’ve sat on.” —Maitland Quitmeyer, BuzzFeed Shopping editor

Get it from Amazon for $169.99.

5.

Arch support compression bands for some sweet relief from pain caused by plantar fasciitis, flat arches, and other feet issues. Give your footsies the TLC they deserve so they can get *you* through the week.


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Promising review: “The first day I wore these was amazing I felt an immediate difference! Before I got my bands I would be in constant paint from plantar fasciitis and poor arches! I feel the lift and support in these bands more than my special arch supports from my podiatrist. Hopefully I won’t need anymore cortisone shots as long as I have these on my feet.” —mlenz

Get a pair from Amazon for $13.95.

6.

And! Adhesive foot pads designed to cushion the ball of your feet and give you some extra support.


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Promising review: “I suffer from chronic foot pain. Unbearable! My aunt is a big fan of these specific foot pads, she had tried a couple others she found on Amazon, but said the others dont stick too well when her feet get sweaty. She mentioned that these stick all day. Tried them myself, I am a HUGE fan. Not only do they stick to my often moist feet without problems, they relieve so much pain! Will buy several more.” —Roy Rosell

Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $16.62.

7.

An “Always Pan” — aka a pan that, spoiler alert, does it all so *you* don’t have to do it all for dinner. It’s made to replace eight pieces of cookware so you can saute, fry, boil, sear, literally do it all, with just one pan.


Our Place

Comes with a beechwood spatula, custom stainless-steel steamer basket, modular lid, and of course, the pan.

“I love my Our Place pan. It’s a beautiful sage color that isn’t an eyesore on my stovetop. I also really love the steamer basket, which is great for frozen dumplings, and the nesting spatula. No more sauce and grease dripping from the spoon all over the counter!” —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed Shopping editor

Get it from Our Place for $145 (available in four colors).

8.

A nourishing lip balm you can wear as an overnight lip mask or just for a daily dose of hydration. It’s packed with honey, plant oils, and shea butter so say goodbye to chapped lips, and hello to all-day suppleness.


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Promising review: “I seldom write reviews but I have to talk about this one, it is amazing! I tried so many different lip balms/sticks/treatments, and tons of others that I cannot remember. This is literally the best because it really works. My lips seem to be able to absorb it at night and no residue in the morning, chapped lips are all gone just after one time use. I highly recommend it. It would be probably the only thing that I want to buy again after I finish it!” —Zhu Yiting

Get it from Amazon for $24.

9.

Plant-based ice cream so creamy, you won’t believe it wasn’t made with dairy. Imagine this, you can have this nut- and dairy-free dream in a pint delivered right to your door! Now that’s what we call a mid-week pick-me-up.


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“I’m not sure how it’s possible, but this is some of my favorite (dairy or non-dairy) ice cream ever. It’s super rich and creamy, and just as ultra-flavorful as a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. Right now, they’re doing a limited-time series and collaborating with some talented chefs like Greg Baxtrom (Olmsted/Maison Yaki) and Trigg Brown (Win Son). My personal fave is the blackberry terragon that has actual bits of terragon in it! Yes, the chef series pints are a bit pricey, but all the proceeds go to the charity of the chef’s choice, so it’s a feel-good purchase you won’t regret.” —Bek O’Connell, BuzzFeed Shopping editor

Get a pint from Eclipse starting at $11.99.

10.

A waterless cleansing foam made with coconut milk to provide hair an instant refresh. No time for a hair wash this week? No problem.


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Promising review: “Really impressed with this item! I think it smells nice and leaves hair looking clean! My hair gets pretty oily and I was pleasantly surprised with the fresh new look this product provided.” —Emily

Get it from Target for $7.69.

12.

A lip stain for tinting your pout pretty in pink whenever you need a dose of color. Build up coverage for a bold lip, or give it a swipe for subtle color. This is what we call a purse staple, my friends.


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Promising review: “I love them so much. It’s vibrant and buildable. It gives off an ombré effect when applied well, and honestly I use it as a cheek blush stain too sometimes.” —Kimberly Mendiola

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three shades).

13.

A skin spatula to deep clean pores and remove pesky blackheads so you can have fresh, clean skin as you head into the week.


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Promising review: “Love this tool! I recently got a professional facial and the lady used a tool like this one on me! I was so intrigued that I had to purchase one for myself! The price point is amazing and it does the job. The instructions are a little hard to follow so watching tutorial videos on YouTube helped! Once I used it I noticed I was able to exfoliate my skin nicely and get some extractions from my clogged pores on my nose and chin. I then used it with a serum which was nice and how it was used during my facials. Can’t wait to use it more! There are tons of different ways to use it! Great price for a great tool!” —Stephanie Nelson

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

14.

An electric bottle opener because those wine bottles aren’t going to open themselves. With this speedy thing, you can quickly remove a cork with minimal effort. Now that, on a busy week, you love to see.


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Promising review: “My goodness…I have FINALLY found a wine bottle opener that works perfectly!!! This grammy doesn’t always have the strength to use other wine bottle openers and this Oster bottle opener is that LAST wine bottle opener I’ll ever have!!! Thank you, Oster!!! You know what you’re doing…AWESOME! Thank YOU!!!” —QV

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

15.

A grain-free dog food (that also looks…human-level, impressively delicious) you can subscribe to and have delivered at a frequency that works for you and your pooch. Forgetting to buy dog food is a thing of the past.


Jinx

Promising review: “Finally, a dog food for DOGS! Our pup has a very sensitive tummy so we have to be pretty particular about what we feed her. Jinx has been the perfect solution to achieve great taste (Roxie can’t get enough!) and satisfying nutrition. We are so thankful for a brand that is as dedicated to our fur child as we are. Thank you, Jinx, for paving the way for the future of dog nutrition.” —Shelby W

Get it from Jinx for $22.50+ (available in three sizes and 3-8 week delivery frequencies).

16.

A pack of divider sticky notes that’ll make you feel more organized than ever. That 10 pound text book doesn’t feel as daunting now.


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Promising review: “I LOVE these!! These are pretty sturdy! I used these to label the chapters in my EMT text book so I can turn to them quickly and easily. If your going to do the same… Put tape over the tabs. They will rip off eventually from all the wear and tear.” —Christine

Get it from Amazon for $3.71.

17.

A caffeinated sparking water (!!!) with zero sugar to give ya a boost of energy when you feel that midday slump starting to hit. (Give me 100 of these.)


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“I love these! Each can has caffeine equivalent to one cup of coffee. I take a few cans with me whenever I go to the beach. The taste is light and super refreshing and they give me the perfect amount of energy for a full day at the beach (combined with plenty of plain-old water, of course).” —Mal Mower, BuzzFeed Shopping writer

Get a variety 12-pack from Amazon for $20.99 (available in seven flavors).

18.

An at-home eyebrow tint kit so you can achieve gorgeous, fuller-looking brows at home. Not having to leave the house? That’s a win-win in my book!


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Promising review: “I have sparse blonde eyebrows, and my arch has barely any hair. IT WORKS GREAT. It’s genuinely easy to do to. A little makes A LOT, so I had my sister and her friend do their brows too because why not? I did the first round for the suggested time of two minutes, and then did intervals with other rounds to darken some spots and not others. All and all I’ll be buying another box or two to have down the round.” —t. rivera

Get the medium-brown from Amazon for $19.95 (also available in dark brown, light brown, and natural black).

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EveryPlate — a meal subscription service that’ll send ya everything you need for some stress-feel dinners. Don’t stress about going to the store, wasting food, or wondering what the heck to make, because this budget-friendly service does all the work for you.


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You can select meal options for 2 or 4 people, and choose how many meals a week you want (3, 4, or 5). Each box includes recipe cards with instructions on creating your meals, so there is zero guessing.

Meals start at $4.99 at EveryPlate.

20.

An actually comfortable face mask ideal for all of those outdoor runs and workouts you’ve been dying to get after.


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“I recently bought a five-pack of these, and they are not playing with the shipping times — it reached me in three days! The material is pretty thin, so I’d actually double them up or wear them under a mask to be extra cautious about going into a store or an area where I’m not confident I can keep a social distance, BUT on its own it is excellent for socially-distanced outdoor exercise and running.” —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Shopping editor

Get a five-pack from Dutch Label Shop on Etsy for $9.75 (available in black and white).

21.

An aromatherapy balm stick formulated with bees wax, a variety of warming scents, and essential oils to help you relax, focus, and drift off into a sweet slumber.


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Promising review: “I typically do not write reviews but, I love this stuff. The first night I fell asleep faster and stayed asleep. My daughter also tried it and had the same experience. And, I LOVE the smell. I’d wear it during the day if it didn’t make me sleepy.” —Antonio

Get it from Amazon for $24+ (available in six scents).

22.

Two pairs of ear hooks so your AirPods stay *in* your ears and *not* all over the ground. The soft silicone make these comfy to wear, which hello, is important because you have your podcasts to listen to!


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You get one pair in navy and one pair in white.

Get them from Canopus for $8.99.

23.

“The Cut Buddy” — your foolproof way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy.


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Promising review: “This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn’t have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny.” —J

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

24.

A hanging wood shelf with hooks and compartments so you can create the coffee station of your dreams. WFH doesn’t seem so bad with this thing in your corner (literally).


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Promising review: “I love this shelf, it’s absolutely perfect for my drink station space in the corner of my dining room. Fits a ton of K cups, or other items. Very sturdy, but was easy to install. Also, probably weird, but it’s natural wood smell is nice, not overpowering, only when up close.. I think that’s a bonus. Drawers slide in and out easily and the hanger hook are super sturdy. Very happy with this purchase.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

25.

A suuuuuuuuuper sleek electric toothbrush made with charcoal-infused bristles, three brushing modes, and a battery with a four week lifespan. Yeah, this is like the king of toothbrushes.


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Promising review: “I bought this with recommendation from my dental hygienist and it has changed my life. I feel like my teeth are cleaner, my breath is better and I enjoy brushing my teeth more than ever. This has been the best purchase I’ve made this year.” —Brianan

Get it from Burst Oral Care for $69.99 (available in three colors and a subscription service for replaceable heads).

26.

A six-piece bin set that’ll tidy up your fridge and freezer so you can easily get to everything you need for dinner. Consider this your new way to keep track of everything in your fridge — no more moldy leftovers hiding in the back, stinking up the place.


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Promising review: “Very happy with these organizers. They are very sturdy and help keep my refrigerator organized. It’s so much easier to find things. Things don’t get lost in the back of the fridge. If something spills, it is easy to remove just that container and clean it than to clean the entire shelf. My refrigerator just looks better when the door is opened with these handy organizers. Should have purchased them sooner!” —Thoreauback

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

27.

An under cabinet wine rack because having vino in an easy-to-reach place is adult rule number one. This will also take you like five minutes to assemble, and I will cheers to that. *clink*


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Promising review: “The perfect storage solution for those of us with a smaller kitchen space! Easily installed, simplistic design, and super convenient!” —Amy O

Get it from Amazon for $17.49.

28.

A super affordable curling wand to help you master beachy waves on a busy week, no problem. It features a ceramic barrel, which can help prevent heat damage and frizz — and this may be the best $17 you will ever spend!


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Promising review: “I have super straight, Asian hair. For all my life, I’ve tried to add some curls or waves. Tons of products and hairspray and it still fell out after 30 minutes. This wand is awesome! I don’t have to put anything in my hair and the curl will just loosen a little and look like such a natural curl. I’m assuming it’s the high heat and how the wand retains the heat so well. It’s very quick to heat up and where the cord attaches to the wand, it swivels so the cord doesn’t get wrapped or twisted. Super awesome! Totally worth a try!” —Bernadette Pisco

Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two sizes).

Read our full write-up on this Remington curling wand!

29.

SinkShroom — a clog-free sink strainer so the last thing you have to deal with when you’re making a quick dinner is a nasty, clogged sink. This is one of those little, I am so glad I bought this kind of thing.


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Promising review: “One of the reasons I love this product is that it doesn’t “lift up” when I pour a bowl of water into the sink. Debris cannot slide under and go down the drain. It catches the debris in the strainer. I’ll never go back to the old strainers.” —Liz Hughes

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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A sleek cable organizer that’ll keep your cords from ending up in a spaghetti noodle mess, and prevent your charger from tragically slipping behind your desk. It’s up there in the “most annoying WFH problems” category.


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Get it from Batelier on Etsy for $29, or something similar from Amazon for $9.99.

31.

A cup holder caddy ready to save your car from the all-too-common mess of cell phones, pens, lip balm, glasses, change, drinks, and I can keep going…


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Promising review: “I had no storage whatsoever in my backseat. This slipped right into the channel between the rear seats in my Honda HRV. It is easily removed and stored when not in use and now my passengers can enjoy a little convenience too. This also presents a very nice appearance.” —Shar892

Get it from on Amazon for $19.99.

32.

A rosehip oil that’ll tackle (and DEFEAT!!!) your skin’s biggest woes: Dryness, flakiness, redness, breakouts — you name it. They don’t stand a chance when ~faced~ with this.


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Promising review: “I have combination skin and I’m very prone to acne. When I do get acne, it’s very red and noticeable like the picture. I’ve been using this 1-2x/day for about a month now. My skin feels amazing and my acne has pretty much completely cleared up. (I have one pimple, but it’s mainly a small breakout from my period.) It dries super quick and it doesn’t leave me feeling oily. I also actually use it in my hair and it makes my hair feel nice and soft.” —Nicole

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

Read our complete write-up on this rosehip facial oil!

33.

A rubber key organizer for saving space, keeping your belongings from getting scratched, stopping the annoying jingling, helping you find the one key you actually need — and holy moly, this is a tiny but mighty invention if I do say so myself!


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Promising review: “I had ben frantically looking for something to keep my keys from jingling when I come home late, poking in my pockets, and scratching at my husbands photo. I was happy to pay the $25 since it was exactly what I wanted. It was EXACTLY what I had expected and I love it so much.” —Faith Woods

Get it from Amazon for $24.90+ (available in seven colors).

34.

A mug warmer so you can finally put an end to lukewarm coffee and tea, and all the trips to the microwave. Slow drinkers, rejoice!


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I have one of these and I’ve come to seriously love and rely on it. I, for whatever reason, cannot drink coffee (or any beverage for that matter) quickly and am often drinking lukewarm brew. It’s gross. This simple gadget keeps it pretty hot — maybe not fresh-out-of-the-pot scorching — but hot nonetheless. It’s definitely worth $11!

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

35.

A collapsible menstrual cup that comes with a protective case you can toss in your bag so when Mother Nature arrives, you’re ready.


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The Intimina Lily Cup provides up to 12 hours protection, covers a light to medium flow, is made of medical grade silicone, and comes in two sizes.

Get it from Intimina for $25.46.

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