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On a road trip recently, a friend asked me, “What’s a product or thing I should be using that you’d be flabbergasted I don’t yet know about?”
I proceeded to talk her ear off about the following products, things, and life hacks! I hope you enjoy this assortment of items that enrich my life. Do comment below with what you’d add that “you’d be flabbergasted I don’t yet know about”!
Swiffer Sweeper Vacuum
Ya’ll, I don’t know how I lasted in a house with only hardwood floors this long without this thing! Seriously. I grew up in a home that was mostly carpeted, and our first apartment was the same way. But when we bought this fixer-upper, tore out all the carpeting, and had a plethora of flooring to choose from, we went with vinyl plank flooring. It’s beautiful. And I swept the entire house once a week (the kitchen, more often!) for over a year before I was gifted this little gem. I’m never going back. The sucking power isn’t the same as a vacuum you’d use on carpet, but boy does it beat a broom! (And it’s very affordable on Amazon!)
This little machine has also become a pivotal part of my cleaning routine! It was one of the first things I bought when we moved into our home. Two things I love about it: 1) I can pull off the mop head and toss it into the washer and 2) I can fill the spray bottle with whatever cleaning solution I want, and I prefer to create my own with a mixture of vinegar and water and essential oils. This is such a sturdy little mop, especially for the price!
Walmart Grocery Pick Up
Game-changer. I used to spend 2-3 hours per week writing out my grocery list after creating my meal plan, rewriting my list according to the layout of the grocery store I was visiting, and then I’d go shopping. Then I’d come home and unload it all. Now I spend no time at all loading my grocery cart within the Walmart Grocery app. I pick my pick-up time, drive to the store, get my groceries, and come home to unload. Painless! Is it always perfect? Nope! Sometimes I’ve gotten the wrong item, but I can request a refund straight from the app. And it’s FREE so even if the error rate was way higher, I’d still do it to save myself time.
Todoist Task Management App
I wrote an entire blog post about this, so I won’t belabor the point, but suffice it to say I love Todoist. I use it to keep track of work tasks, remind myself of important things I don’twant to forget to do, organize and structure my day, and earn myself more freedom with my time. Because I know what I need to get done, I can rest easy at the end of the day that I’m on top of everything. For more, check out my full tutorial.
Um, guys, if you haven’t tried Hoopla yet, I highly recommend it. I sing its praises regularly to friends! This app has revolutionized my reading life! Not only do I get to borrow 5 e-books for free each month, but it’s super easy to use! You can download directly to your device or read straight from the app like I do. Just link your library card.
Not available from all libraries, unfortunately! But try OverDrive or Libby for a comparable experience.
What product, item, or life hack would you not want to live without?
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