5 Cool and Convenient Items You Need Right Now
Article by Lizzie West
In this new atmosphere of life, we are experiencing things through a new lens. This new perspective may have raised different needs within us we were previously unaware of up to this point. Having said that, these are definitely not actually “needs”, but they do make life a bit more convenient. And with the holidays coming up, many of these would make excellent gifts – or stocking stuffers!
Technology is pretty cool, right? There are end tables in all styles available to purchase that have plugs and USB outlets built right into the side or back of the table. This one is found at Home Depot but you can search many other retailers, like Amazon and Wayfair for options as well. This one has solid reviews and is very reasonably priced. The style of this table is also versatile for a lot of different decor.
I think everyone is spending a bit more time in front of screens these days. And snacking is becoming difficult to control. These collapsible popcorn poppers are a quick and inexpensive way to get fresh popcorn and control a little more of what goes into it. It is recommended that you use popcorn oil along with your kernels, but you can control how much is used and also what seasonings go into your popcorn. Experiment and have fun while saving money on popcorn bags and making less waste as an added bonus!
Whether you’re on iOS or Android, you may have had to make the *harrowing* decision to stop using your earbuds because the battery is running low and your device only has one access point to charge and listen to media without disturbing others. There is a pretty simple solution. Regardless of the type of port, there are splitters that allow you to charge your device while also using earbuds.
This is useful for those of us that don’t have “Bluetooth earbud money” laying around. You can find these in so many places: Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Best Buy, Amazon (of course), and even eBay, if you’re willing to wait a month for them. These are just so useful, and unlike wireless earbuds, they won’t run out of battery. This is so great for when you want to sit with your family but watch something different or listen to your favorite podcast without annoying anyone.
Whether you want somewhere to store beauty products that will extend their shelflife, or you want to keep a stash of late night snacks while you binge The Office before it’s no longer on Netflix, this is a really cute and inexpensive way to do that. It does have a very quiet, but constant hum, so if that is a deal breaker, you’ll want to nix this idea altogether. But if you want a few moments to yourself to recover from the day, this is fun. And it comes in many colors. You can find these at Walmart or Amazon, and they are on Prime!
Even if you aren’t wearing makeup, self-care is important. Taking care of your skin is a good way to practice self-care and using these bamboo cotton rounds is a solid way to accomplish that without causing a ton of waste. The greatest thing about these is they are washable and reusable. They can be used with eye makeup removers and when washed, they look brand new. They even come with their own bag to use in your washing machine! Another great feature is the size. Using both sides you can clean your whole face with just one and a 16 pack means you’ll only have to wash them about once every two weeks! You can find these on Amazon, but also through other retailers, like Walmart, Target, Ulta, and even Etsy, if you are looking for a more stylish way to create less waste.
This isn’t a comprehensive list of the coolest gadgets around, but these 5 things are so useful. Look around for the best price and nab one today! Think about potential people on your holiday list and if one of these things would be a great gift for them – you’ll definitely be saying “shut up and take my money!”