When you’re trying to juggle the various commitments that life throws at you, it’s always a blessing to discover something that makes life just that little bit easier, amiright?
I’m a huge fan of Amazon and over the past few years, I’ve discovered quite a few products I swear by, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.
10 Products on Amazon That Make Life So Much Easier
Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer
We’re huge avocado fans and probably eat at least 6 or 7 every week. But while I love the taste and versatility of avocados, I really can’t stand the process of cutting, pitting, scooping, cutting again, etc. And I hate how I have to dirty both a knife and a spoon (is it only me that finds that annoying haha?)
Anyway, if you feel the same way then I recommend this Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer. It’s one handy tool that allows you to cut through the skin, safely remove the pit (no more holding your breath trying not to slice your hand open,) and cut, and easily remove the flesh.
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, Green
Precision Facial Trimmer
Years ago, I used to go to the beauty salon every week or so and get my eyebrows and upper lip waxed (thank you, Italian blood, for my mustache >.<) Anyway, in an effort to save money, I decided to start forgoing various beauty treatments and start doing them at home. Waxing was one of the first to go, because I discovered this precision facial trimmer.
I seriously love this thing. It’s small, convenient and great for touch-ups in between salon visits, if you still want to go to the salon occasionally.
Philips PrecisionPerfect HP6390/51 Facial Hair Precision Trimmer for Women, incl eyebrow trimming attachments
I use this funnel pitcher for various tasks around the house – it’s a really handy, multi-purpose item to have. Examples of tasks I use it for include: making mini pancakes for my son without dripping batter everywhere, refilling my essential oil diffuser, watering small plants around the house.
NORPRO 3040 Funnel Pitcher, 3.5-Cup
BlowPro Faux Dry Shampoo
I don’t know what it is about my hair, but it seems to retain water like nobody’s business. If I don’t blow-dry my hair then it will still be wet hours later <<< ain’t nobody got time for dat.
At the same time, I haaaate not washing my hair everyday. I workout daily so my roots get pretty oily.
I’ve tried a variety of dry-shampoos with varying success, but I love this BlowPro Faux Dry Shampoo.
Unlike other dry shampoos, BlowPro is a powder rather than an aerosol can. You just tap some into your roots and it instantly absorbs the oil and gives your hair added texture and volume. It’s perfect for a post-workout freshening up.
blowpro Faux Dry Shampoo, 1.7 oz.
Multi-Use Kitchen Chopper
This kitchen chopper saves SO much time in the kitchen! I try to cook a healthy home-cooked meal every weekday but I’m not exactly the fastest vegetable chopper. And onions… don’t get me started on onions.
Anyway, this multi-use kitchen chopper has been a lifesaver in the kitchen. It takes seconds to chop up everything from onions to celery to bell peppers and even root vegetables. And the clean-up is a breeze (that’s often a drawback to various kitchen gadgets – the time they save is eaten up by the time it takes to clean them!)
Onion Chopper Pro Vegetable Chopper by Müeller
Dyson Cordless Vacuum
You might’ve heard the hype surrounding the Dyson cordless vacuum, but if not, it’s basically the new cool kid on the block when it comes to vacuum cleaners. Admittedly, they’re pretty pricey (but you can save some serious dollars by getting a refurbished one like this.)
We’ve recently downsized to a house about half the size of our previous house (and loving it, btw.) I still have a full sized vacuum cleaner which I use weekly, but having a smaller cordless vacuum like the Dyson makes vacuuming up small spills and dirt a lot more convenient.
Dyson V6 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum (Certified Refurbished)
Mr Clean Magic Eraser
Strange confession time – I have an obsession with Mr Clean Magic Eraser. There, I said it.
Ok, now that’s out in the open, allow me to rave over how much I love these things. I use them all the time and believe me, they’re not just a gimmick. They seriously work to remove basically everything.
Example – not long ago, I was unloading the dishwasher and put a slightly damp, old cake pan on our cream laminate countertop. I got distracted by something and left it there for a few hours. When I returned and picked it up, the base of the cake pan left a big ring of rust on the countertop. I reached for the dishcloth and some detergent to try and remove it but it wouldn’t budge.
Mr Clean Magic Eraser to the rescue! I whipped one out and a few light scrubs later, the rust ring was completely gone.
That’s just one example of how amazing this thing is, but I use it all the time.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Extra Durable Scrubber & Cleaning Sponge 4ct.
I’ve written a full post about my love of the Apple Watch, but suffice to say – it’s probably my favorite gadget ever. I wear it every single day and in my opinion, it really does live up to the hype.
Apple Watch Series 1 38mm Smartwatch (Rose Gold Aluminum Case with Pink Sand Sport Band)
Unrefined Coconut Oil
Oh, coconut oil. Where would I be without coconut oil? Probably still cooking my food with olive oil and slathering expensive, chemical filled creams all over my body.
I use coconut oil for errythang. Obviously I use it to cook and moisturize my skin, but I also add some coconut oil to my morning smoothie, use it as a makeup remover, lip balm, massage oil, foot cream, furniture polish, an immunity booster… the list goes on.
Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce
Portable Smoothie Maker
Smoothies are the perfect way to sneak some extra fruits and vegetables into your diet, and they’re one of my favorite ways to start the day. I have a big Vitamix blender that I love but on the days where I’m in a rush to get out of the door in the morning, a portable smoothie maker like this one is a godsend. It’s almost as powerful as the Vitamix but it’s a lot more convenient due to the sip n’ seal lids which allow you to easily take your smoothie on the go.
Nutri Ninja Pro Blender, Silver (BL456)
So there you go – 10 of my favorite products on Amazon that make life so much easier. Do you have any other products you can recommend? Let me know in the comments!
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