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Tips, products and hacks to make your daily life a little more convenient

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These days, our lives are all about convenience. We live in a world where the news, latest music releases and even our next meals are all available at our fingertips. And yet, there are countless times during the day people are left wondering “could this be any easier?”

The good news is that it can be, in ways that you’re not thinking about. Even better, these solutions are just as accessible as the latest episode of your binge-watching obsession or iced coffee order from Starbucks.

1. CampTek Keychain Hook and Keyring

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Losing your keys is a rite of passage that everyone will experience at one time or another during the course of their lives. Losing your keys multiple times is just unfortunate, but entirely avoidable. These keychain hooks are lightweight but very strong and durable; a test confirms the spring clip can be opened and closed more than 5,000 times.

The days of your keys falling out of your pocket are over. Clip them to, or inside of, your favorite bag keep them safe and secure. Sold in packs of six and available in a variety of colors.

Buy: CampTek Keychain Hook Keyring at $7.99

2. Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker

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Even the best laid plans go awry, so should you manage to lose your keys even after investing in a trusted backpack clip, a Tile tracker can help you find them. Attach your keys, bags or any other precious belongings to the Tile and use the app on your smartphone or tablet to locate them within 400 feet. Should the Tile be outside of that range, you can use the app to aid in your search by narrowing down your last location. Available in packs of two and four.

Buy: Tile Pro Bluetooth Tracker at $99.99

3. Fit & Fresh Divided Glass Containers  

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Just because food is available at your fingertips doesn’t mean you need to order out all the time. Many food delivery services are rife with additional fees that leave you wondering what you’re actually paying for. Though cooking at home seems like an arduous idea, you’re actually working smarter, not harder. Cooking in bulk allows you to prep for the week, and these glass containers allow you to easily portion, store and transport all of your delicious meals. They’re safe to use in the microwave, oven and dishwasher, and sold in packs of three and five, so you’ll never be without.

Unlike plastic containers, these aren’t an environmentally irresponsible choice and you won’t need to replace these containers after a period of time. Just clean them and continue to reuse them.

\ Buy: Fresh & Fit Divided Containers at $34.63

4. Clever Fox Password Book

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The search for convenience can sometimes be a double-edged sword. For example, remembering your passwords on top of everything else can seem like an impossible task. That’s why your device and internet browser’s offer to remember them for you seems like a genius idea. The problem is that if a hacker were able to get control of your device or the network you’ve used, they’d potentially have access to your passwords.

The good news is that you can’t hack pen or paper, so while writing your passwords down may seem more time consuming by comparison, you’re actually doing yourself two favors. This book, dubbed “Clever Fox,” makes recording, remembering and accessing all of your passwords incredibly easy, thanks to the alphabetical A-Z tabs. There’s even space for you to record things like software license information, data and other additional notes.

Buy: Clever Fox Password Book at $17.99

5. Fohm Touchless Toilet Paper Foam Dispenser 

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Going to the bathroom may not be a topic you’re dying to discuss but we all do it, so shouldn’t it be as convenient and efficient of a process as possible? Many people herald wet wipes as a lifesaver, but not only are they terrible for your plumbing but the environment as well. That’s where Fohm comes in, bringing the ease and cleanliness of a wipe without the added problems.

Unlike toilet paper spray, Fohm’s high-viscosity cleanser actually sits on the toilet paper and allows you to wipe without the paper dissolving. The foam itself contains soothing aloe, and doesn’t contain any fragrances or harmful parabens or sulfates. It’s also eco-friendly, so you can keep your butt clean with a conscious.

The actual dispenser is very easy to attach to your bathroom wall, thanks to the 3M strips located on the back of the device. It’s powered by a rechargeable battery, and you can purchase refills on the Fohm website when you run out of cleanser.

Buy: Fohm Toilet Paper Foam Dispenser at $69.00

6. RUIMAICAN Window Blind Duster 

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At first thought, dusting seems like an easy enough task. That is until you start considering dust gets literally everywhere, and that certain objects are easier to clean than others. If you’re someone who has blinds in their home, you probably know this all too well; blinds are especially efficient at collecting dust while also being particularly difficult to clean effectively.

Rather than waste a precious dust pad or using a paper towel, consider this dust brush which was specifically designed to clean blinds. Made from high quality polyethylene, this sturdy and dependable duster boasts three arms making it easier to hold and maneuver so you can clean your blinds one narrow gap at a time.

Buy: Window Blind Duster Set at $9.99

7. Cacktaki Time Marked Water Bottle 

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Experts recommend drinking at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water per day, which amounts to roughly two liters or half a gallon. With everything else going on during the day (as well as the amount of other beverages that are available to us), that can be difficult. Thankfully this water bottle from Cacktaki climates the difficult part for us, thanks to the time makers on the side that guide and cheer you on as you hydrate yourself. It’s also BPA and toxin free, so there are no harmful chemicals, plastic aftertaste or pungent odors.

As an added bonus, a recipe ebook is included with your purchase that gives you delicious and creative ways to stay hydrated.

Buy: Time-Marked Water Bottle at $18.95

8. Miady 10000mAh Dual Portable Charger 

We’ve all had the misfortune of being out somewhere and having our phone’s battery give out. You don’t want to be the person on public transit who can’t listen to music or unable to use their GPS in an unfamiliar area because their phone died. These portable batteries are a perfect solution to make sure your phone remains charged. Best of all, it’s not a hassle to transport or store; they’re slim and lightweight, so you can easily stick them in a your bag or pocket.

Buy: 10000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger at $21.99

9. RUBBER HUGGER Bed Sheet Band

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To some, making your bed after doing laundry feels like an Olympic sport. This bed sheet band can alleviate some of that difficulty by securing your sheets. Fasteners and pins typically have to puncture the sheets to keep them in place. Rather than damaging your bedding, you can just wrap this band around your sheets to help maintain a sleek and neat appearance. No more lifting your mattress or bunching your sheets on the sides and getting frustrated when they inevitably fall to the sides; this band is designed to fit around the entire circumference of your mattress.

Buy: RUBBER HUGGER Bed Sheet Band at $14.95

10. Scrub Daddy Sponge Set

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Not everyone has the luxury of having a dishwasher in their home, meaning that until humans are able to find a way to wish their dishes clean, this must be done by hand. The good news is that there’s a way to make this chore easier: the Scrub Daddy Sponge.

You may have seen it featured on Shark Tank, but if you’re not familiar, this is the Magic Eraser of sponges. Even the most aggressive of food stains and grime don’t stand a chance. But don’t worry, it won’t leave your dishes, pots, pans or glasses looking scratched. It’s also odor-resistant and temperature-controlled, changing from soft to firm depending on the temperature of the water.

Buy: Scrub Daddy Sponge Set at $9.99

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