Two years ago we were just dabbling in the world of Amazon – do people actually buy clothes here? Holy cow there is a lot of stuff! Wait, I can buy THAT on Amazon? And now here we are, basically using Amazon as our Google for any and all shopping that needs to happen. These days, it’s not uncommon for an Amazon package [or three] to arrive on our doorsteps a little too regularly. To our delivery drivers- we thank you!!
While we’ve most definitely had some major fails, we’re definitely learning how to find the good stuff along the away, we like to think that we’ve had some major Amazon wins. Today we’re rounding up those random miscellaneous items that we didn’t know we needed in our lives. You know, the things like anti-chafing balm and dog DNA tests. And if you haven’t had a chance to check out our monthly Amazon roundups including allllll the things, you can find them right this way!
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Renpho Heated Eye Massager
One word of advice: buy yourself this eye massager and get ready to fall in love. It’s one of my favorite all-time favorite Amazon purchases as it provides a ton of relaxation [or relief from headaches]! The heat, light spa music, and temple massage is incredible!
Slice Box Cutter
I had no idea when I bought this box cutter for my husband for a stocking stuffer last year it would end up being one of my favorite items, but here we are. The blade won’t slice your fingers, however, it cuts through boxes perfectly. We keep it by our entry and use it every time a package arrives! Note: get the locking blade option, you’ll like it better!
Time Management Cube
This handy little tool helps keep my life on track, whether it’s when I’m working and trying to stay focused on a task for a period of time, when I’m in the kitchen and need to boil something for a few minutes, or when I want to see how much I can get picked up around the house in 15 minutes! Simply turn the cube to the time you want it to count and you’re on!
Starument Cordless Handheld Vacuum
Starument Cordless Handheld Vacuum
The chicest vacuum I’ll ever own! I keep this little powerhouse in my car and whenever she needs a good cleaning, I just whip it out and go to town! It fits in a cup holder, has 3 power settings, charges via USB, and sweeps up all of the dust and dirt in your car!
Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
My favorite morning treat, these apple cider vinegar vitamins! Not only do they taste absolutely delicious [for real, you must try them] they are packed with some great benefits. I take two a day and as for me personally, here is what I’ve noticed after doing so for several months: increased energy, decrease in appetite, and better gut health [yes, I’m more regular if you must know ;)] I don’t know why apple cider vinegar packs such a punch but I’m so glad it does. Highly recommend!
Calming Dog Donut Bed
I asked Max and Ollie what their favorite Amazon purchase has been and they both 100% agreed that it’s this bed. They have been taking the best naps of their lives in this thing now for over a year and say it’s the snuggliest, most cozy bed they’ve ever owned. They hope all of their other doggie friends get one and can snuggle up as much as they do in theirs. Ps. They are in the large size!
Ladies, meet your inner thighs’ new BFF. After using this anti-chafing balm for well over a year, I’m sold! I’ll be applying this under $10 product on the regular all summer long! Here’s to no more chafing!
Electric Tub & Shower Scrubber
Electric Tub & Shower Scrubber
WHOA baby, did I just actually enjoy cleaning the showers and tubs? Why yes I did! This electric tub spin scrubber made cleaning the hard-to-reach places a breeze without having to get in the shower or tub itself! With three interchangeable heads for different sizes/areas, you can clean scrub your whole space clean super easily! These can also be used in other areas like sinks, tile, and more!
I’ve gone back and forth [and back and forth again] between using a messenger bag, a tote bag, and a backpack for my laptop case! It seems like it’s based on my season of life and the amount of running around I’m doing, how dressy I’m getting, [and the amount of stuff I’m cramming in my bag]. My latest status: dressing up a bit more and needing to take all the things with me. This laptop bag is big enough to hold my laptop, large planner, charger, pens and throw in a few extras with room to spare! I love the croc look of it and the large handles, plus it comes with a crossbody strap if you want to use that too!
Water Bottle Organizer
This water bottle organizer has to be one of my all-time favorites. It’s a game changer for our cabinet organization game, and no more searching and searching for the water bottle I’m looking for!
Body Glide Anti-Chafing Balm
Ladies, meet your inner thighs’ new BFF After using this anti-chafing balm, I’m sold! Lauren here, and I’ll be applying this under $10 product on the regular all summer long! Here’s to no more chafing!
Portable Battery Charger
I’ve had several portable battery chargers over the years, but am always frustrated that the charging cord is different than the cord that connects to my phone, and if I lose that cord, I’m out of luck [which clearly I know from experience]! When I saw this portable charger that plugs right into the wall I was sold. No more misplacing cords, and I love the simple sleek design!
Pillow Spray & Sleep Lotion
Things I’ll pay good money for? A good night’s sleep. With two young ones at home, anything I can do to ensure that during the time I am sleeping I’m sleeping good is worth it in my opinion. Enter this pillow spray. I’d started using their lotion a few weeks back and swear by it, so figured why not douse my whole bed in this magical scent that has me counting sheep in mere minutes. Simply spritz a little [or a lot- your choice] on your pillow and bedding, and get ready for a good night’s sleep.
Where have these been all my life?! I don’t know about you but the amount of toothpaste out of the tube and off the toothbrush is next level in our house… I decided to take things into my own hands and these have been a saving grace! Keeping the toothpaste where it should be!
Workout Resistance Bands
Resistance bands have intensified my workouts significantly but the elastic ones always make my hands smell bad and ALWAYS curl in the middle of my workouts! The quality of these bands is so nice! They don’t curl, stay put, and don’t make my hands smell bad!
WHOOSH! Screen Cleaner
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t buy this just because of the name [hahaha]! BUT whoa are my screens and blue light glasses d-i-r-t-y!! You never realize how bad they are until the light hits it in just the right spot! Since this spray arrived, we’ve been using it on everything!! All of our computer screens, phone screens, blue light glasses, kindles, iPads, basically anything with a screen is getting sparkly clean!! No smell or residue and it works so well!
Digital Meat Thermometer
Digital Meat Thermometer [Blueberry]
Feels lame to list it, but I love this thing and use it all the time!
Pantry Organizer [2 Pack]
I ordered this 2 pack of pantry organizers 4 years ago assuming that they were cheaply made and I’d need both. The one you see here has been hanging and shows zero signs of wear. My kids are far less than gentle when reaching for items just beyond their grasp and it’s held up so well. I love the convenience of having all the snacks tucked away but easily accessible when they need to grab one!
Embark Dog DNA Test
When we adopted our sweet pup Zoey, we were told she was an Australian Shepherd/Rat Terrier Mix. I could never see the Rat Terrier part of that and spent an embarrassing amount of my 2020 stay-at-home time taking “what type of dog do I have” quizzes online. Not shockingly, depending on the website they came up with radically different results. Thanks to Embark Vet I now have the answers to my most burning question!
For all of my fellow slouchers – I’ve been using this posture corrector for several months while working from home! After just a few uses, I could really tell a difference! It has over 32,000 positive reviews! It’s not the cutest accessory, but it’s great for working from home or could be worn under a blazer or cardigan!
I recently purchased my first designer handbag [eek YAY!] and wanted something to keep it organized as well as protected. I ordered this purse organizer insert available in five sizes with THIRTEEN pockets. Game changer, life saver. For reference, I have the Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM and the Xtra Large size insert fits perfectly. It easily fits a 13-in laptop, planner, chargers and everything in between!
Apple Watch Band
My Apple watch is by far my most worn accessory. As a strictly gold jewelry wearer, I was on the hunt for a band to match the rest of my bling. Insert Amazon. Under $20, the size is completely customizable, and the links are extremely easy to remove– no tool needed! Also available in black, rose gold, and silver!
Things are getting steamy up in here. If you’re in the market for a handheld steamer, this one heats up in 30 seconds and gets the job done freaky fast! Irons are a thing of the past. Sayonara wrinkles, see ya never!
Oxo Sponge Holder
A sponge holder may not be something you think you NEED but honestly it’s one of my go-to items to tell couples to put on their registry. There’s nothing worse than a soggy sponge collecting bacteria just chilling on your kitchen counter. When we moved into our house last fall, the sponge holder we had somehow got lost or thrown out – so I finally got around to getting another one and am so happy with it!
Warmies Neck Wrap
From the lavender scent to warmth on your neck you will feel like you are at a luxury spa right at home! The LIY team got me this for my birthday and I love it so much! Highly recommend for a relaxing evening!
No Show Socks
Can’t. Stop. Wearing. These. Socks. I’m a big fan of no show socks with boots, sneakers, basically any shoe. These are by far my favorite I’ve ever tried! They don’t slip or dig into my heels – I highly recommend trying these out!
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