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27 Products That’ll Help You Feel Like A Real Adult, Not Just A Millennial Who Says “Adulting”


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27 Products That’ll Help You Feel Like A Real Adult, Not Just A Millennial Who Says “Adulting”

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication. 1. A miraculous “Easy-Off” oven cleaner if you think it’s maybe…

27 Products That’ll Help You Feel Like A Real Adult, Not Just A Millennial Who Says “Adulting”

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1.

A miraculous “Easy-Off” oven cleaner if you think it’s maybe time to tend to the epic disaster inside.


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Promising review: “Simply UNBELIEVABLE. Fume-free and no gloves needed, but dissolves ANYTHING cooked on! Had not cleaned oven EVER. Simply sprayed on, shut door overnight, and wiped off with paper towels. Do not have to dread cleaning oven ever again!” —Andrew J.

Get it on Amazon for $6.44 (for a 24 oz can).

2.

A multifunctional (and cult-followed) Simple Elephant planner to stay on top of your daily obligations.


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It includes undated pages, weekly spreads with “Goals for This Week,” “Successes,” and “What I Can Do Better,” two “My Focus” pages (a place to document things you’re grateful for, goals, and positive messages), “My Mindmap” and “My Vision Board” pages, 59 blank journaling pages, and lots of stickers.

Promising review: “Love this planner. I love the free-form format. You can skip weeks you know you’re out of town or whatever and save those pages for another time. I think my favorite part of this planner is the first two pages. Everything to do with this planner is how YOU make it. For me, it also helped (kind of made) me reflect on things I really do want and goals I really do want to achieve. Words of affirmation was difficult for me to fill out so I looked them up online and wrote the ones that spoke to me most. How I want to/should be seeing myself.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors).

Continue your hunt for the perfect planner by consulting this list of the best places to buy planners online.

3.

A wall-mounted organization system if you’ve vowed to stop getting locked out of your apartment all the time in the new year.


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Promising review: “Really good design and the price is right! I’ve been looking everywhere for a simple mail holder that had a somewhat thin profile and one that could mount to the wall (or in my case, a wooden panel).” —Brian

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

4.

A set of minimalist natural-wood hooks to make a slightly better storage solution for your coats (or electronics) than that pile on your chair.


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Promising review: “Me: I’m going to put hooks on the back of the door.

Wife: No you’re not. No hooks, nothing, nada, never.

Me: Here are the hooks for the back of the door.

Wife: Oh, those are so nice!!” —Ihaveopinions

Get it on Amazon for $13.49 (for a pair; available in black walnut and beech wood).

5.

A subscription to Care/Of — a personalized, monthly vitamin plan — if you want to start investing more in your long-term health.


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Each monthly box contains 30 personalized packs of daily vitamins with entertaining challenges and fun facts printed on each. Consider speaking with your doctor about your vitamin levels, regimen, and building your plan accordingly!

Get it from Care/Of for $20/month (and free shipping over $20). Receive 50% off your first month when you enter promo code BUZZFEED at checkout.

Read our full review of Care/Of vitamins.

6.

A countertop garden and seed kit that’ll get you excited about making a home-cooked meal when you get home from work.


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Promising review: “I love to cook, so the thought of having fresh herbs and veggies right on my kitchen counter was exciting. However, I had never had much success gardening. This new Goodful AeroGarden changed that for me. I made the best Caprese salad I have ever eaten last week with some fresh basil from my garden. My kids actually enjoy helping me harvest and eating something green. It is freezing outside right now, but we still have fresh produce growing in our home! I can’t believe it works this well. If you enjoy cooking or gardening, I would highly recommend.” —FreshMom

Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $129.99 (originally $189.99).

And read our full review of the Goodful Aerogarden.

7.

TurboTax, because Tax Day is coming up faster than you may think — and why not score early-bird pricing while you’re at it?


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Promising review: “TurboTax is the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to get your taxes done at home on your computer. I can’t believe they do all this for you: fill out the return, ask all the right questions, file it, send you your return with several different options, without charging even one penny! It’s an awesome service. I came to them because of the no-charge plan; but now that I see how they operate, I trust them with my return. I want my taxes handled like this every year, so I’d pay for another plan now.” —TeresaRenee1969

Get it from TurboTax: the Basic Edition for $49.99 (originally $79.99), the Deluxe Edition for $89.99 (originally $89.99), the Premier Edition for $139.99 (originally $169.99), and the Self-Employed Edition for $169.99 (originally $199.99)

8.

A pack of S-shaped pant hangers if you’re tired of pulling out your pants from your drawer in the morning and finding that they’re completely crinkled. (Or, maybe you’re just looking to make some room in your closet!)


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Promising review: “These work quite well for organizing my closet and making the best use of space (slacks take up so much space if they each are on their own hanger).” —Mydogsmom

Get it from Amazon for $8.55+.

9.

A premium pair of aerators to give that cheap-o vino of yours one hell of a boost.


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Promising review: “These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don’t always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. They greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can’t beat the price!” —AshBash

Get it on Amazon for $12.95 (for a two-pack).

10.

A storage system for stacking your pans if you’re tired of an avalanche every time you open up your cupboards.


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Promising review: “This rack is perfect. I put my largest skillet on the bottom and smallest at the top. I did not secure the rack with the screws that came with it so I can easily move it if I rearrange my pots and pans area. Even without securing it to the cabinet, it works perfectly and doesn’t shift when I remove a pan. I also appreciate the color: Others I have seen are shiny silver, which I did not want. I will be buying another one of these for our cabin. I have already recommended this rack to friends.” —CustomerO

Get it on Amazon for $16.87.

11.

A waxed canvas lunch box to trade in your reputation around the office as the serial takeout–getter for the trendy lunch–toter.


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Promising review: “Purchased this bag as a gift and my husband loves it. It’s spacious enough to hold a few lunch containers of various sizes. The waxed canvas keeps its rolled shape, so don’t worry that it doesn’t have a traditional handle! I plan on getting one for myself as well.” —MGJ

Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in blue, brown, and grey).

12.

A bed frame, because you’re probably not going to end up in a rom-com with your mattress on the floor.


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Promising review: “I love this sturdy and simple bed frame! It’s really cool because it collapses down. In a matter of minutes, the frame is only 2 inches thick and can be carried out easily by one person. That would be great for home staging but I use it all the time. Totally worth the price, and if you shop strategically on Amazon, you can get a really high-end look for pennies on the dollar.” —Charlie

Get it from Amazon for $87.96 (available in three styles and seven sizes).

Find more cheap bed frames that only look expensive.

13.

A Paperwhite — Kindle’s completely waterproof model — for the klutz who’s doing their best.


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Promising review: “I love the fact that I can read on this Kindle in both daylight and dim light conditions. It is so light and compact, which makes it easy to hold, easy to travel with, and the battery lasts forever. I love it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

15.

An unfussy, slim-fit iPhone 7/8 case if you want to avoid a frantic trip to the Genius Bar later in the year.


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Promising review: “This is a wonderful case. It’s very minimalistic in order to keep the iPhone as close to its original form as possible. If you’re looking for something that’s ergonomic and sleek that protects against scratches and keeps the phone thin, then I would definitely recommend picking this up!” —LarrytheLobster

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in red, navy blue, rose gold, space black, violet red).

16.

A set of cork and beech coasters for some added geometric intrigue to your dining table.


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Get it from Amazon for $19.90+ (for a set of six; available in six colorways).

17.

A fast-acting mold and mildew remover gel to give your tiles, grout, sealant, bath, sinks, and shower that brand-new sparkle.


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Promising review: “Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We’ve had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We’ve scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement, but my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It’s incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment.” —Nicole D

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

18.

A pack of bed-sheet suspenders (grippers that keep your linens from slipping off the mattress) that’d leave Larry King utterly shook.


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Promising review: “Amazing product. I am an architect. I hate a messed-up bed. I couldn’t find thinner fitted sheets. I bought these clips. Did I say amazing? I often have shown my own home to potential clients in order to show them some of my work. The beds had to be neat when I did. I bought these clips with a lot of doubts. I CAN’T SAY HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO READ THE REVIEW FROM THE PERSON WHO DESCRIBES THE BEST WAY TO PUT ON THE CLIPS. (By flipping the fitted corners of the sheet up onto the top of the bed surface, applying the clips there, and THEN pulling everything back under the mattress. As opposed to all of the other reviewers who complain about how difficult it is to fasten the clips on while lifting up the corner of the mattress!) Once the clips are on, flip the fitted corner back down over the mattress and look at the great result. All of the excess fabric vanishes completely. I was expecting some kind of big pucker even while the sheets stayed in place, but there was nothing but tight, smooth fabric.” —Steven P. Gray

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

19.

A flexible shower caddy to hold all your shampoos and soaps, and look dang good doing it.


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Promising review: This caddy is amazing. NO RUST! OMG. Can’t begin to articulate how nice that is. I was concerned a bar of soap wouldn’t work on this (all of the pictures showed liquid soap), but I was wrong. Fits just fine on the lower shelf, in any of the three spots that are available.” —H H

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in gray, blue, and white).


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Promising review: “Finally!!! We searched for a long time for spice jars that would hold a nice amount of spices. These are perfect with a pour or sprinkle option, window to see the spice level, strong magnet, and space-saving square shape! We planned to just put our ‘popular’ spices in them but we love them so much we are buying another set so we can have all our spices organized!!” —JT

Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in sets of 3, 6, 12, and 24).

21.

A grill scrubber to remove stubborn grease and grime without breaking a sweat.


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Promising review: “My grill accumulated a lot of crud as a result of many cookouts. I tried to keep it as clean as possible with a wire brush and various cleaning pads and cleaners. I never could get the rack and grates to look like new. There was always a layer of permanent food residue, carbon, and other debris that defied removal. I decided to give the Magic Stone Grill Cleaner a shot. Surprise! Surprise! This is truly a magic stone. It removed everything from the grill parts that I worked on and left them looking like new. The cleaning process did put grooves in the bottom of the stone and that helped to get the sides cleaned off as well.” —Duffer

Get it from Amazon for $8.76.

22.

A matte black stainless steel kettle that’ll look so beautiful on your stovetop, maybe you’ll just leave it there to flex.


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Get it from BuzzFeed’s Goodful line, exclusively at Macy’s for $29.99 (originally $56.99)

23.

A carpet spot remover so you can finally discard that oddly placed welcome mat you’ve been using to strategically cover up stains.


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Promising review: “I remember being completely dumbfounded by my pencil eraser as a kid. Where did the marks go? I looked in the air, I looked under my paper. What’s it made of? Does it have to be pink? This carpet cleaner caused the same dumbfounded confusion when ‘spray, rub, gone’ actually worked. I’ve obviously lost some of my childhood curiosity over the years, because I didn’t try to figure out how the carpet stain disappeared. Who cares? It’s gone! I practically skipped to the next room to try it out. The memory smudge of food, footprints, dog vomit. Gone. It even worked SOMEWHAT on the decade-old mystery stain left behind by the previous owners that professional carpet cleaning couldn’t remove. How does it work? I don’t care. What are the ingredients? Pixie dust and incantation. Where did all the stains go? Away.” —k

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (for a 32-ounce bottle).

24.

A disgustingly satisfying drain-cleaning tool to avoid the shame of calling in your landlord.


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Promising review: “I had a pretty significant hair clog in my shower. I had tried chemicals. Didn’t work. I ignored it. Didn’t work. Ignored it some more. Started to get slimy (don’t judge me). Saw this on Amazon and that more than 2000 people had tried it and actually reviewed it, so I thought I’d give it a go. Oh my goodness. This took no effort — I pushed it down the drain and it immediately caught something. What came out was so disgusting, so vile, so yucky that it should have its own X-Files episode. Before it could lift its head up and start quoting from the Book of Revelation, I put it in a plastic bag and dispatched it to the fiery depths of hell from whence it was birthed. Let some children dig it up in a trash pile in 500 years to have their future told. I wanted nothing of it.” —ecae

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Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (for a three-pack).

25.

A “things to do around the house” pad because there are bound to be days when your list of chores feels unmanageable.


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Promising review: “These help me be so much more productive at home and it helps my husband to see how much I do each day as I can cross them off. The grocery list is very convenient too.” —Bailey

Get it from Amazon for $8.46.

26.

An air purifier to help alleviate your allergies and zap all the nasty odors lingering around your house that you’ve been trying to ignore for the last year.


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Promising review: “Wow, this air filter really works. I’m truly amazed and can literally breathe easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven’t had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn’t even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly.” —calcrnflakegirl

Get it from Amazon for $84.99.

Check out our write-up of the GermGuardian air purifier.

27.

And a sworn-by Magic Eraser, if the mere thought of cleanup always holds you back from meal-prepping.


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Promising review: “Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I’ve used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light-color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it’s good as new!” —seven4eleven

Get it from Amazon for $4.94 (for a four-pack).

Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon, some of the weirdest things on Amazon you might actually want, or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

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