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An oil diffuser so you can focus on adding moisture and aromatherapy to your bedroom, instead of the smell of your housemate’s hard-boiled eggs wafting in under the door. Essential oils sold separately!

a reviewer's photo of the diffuser lighting up while in-use


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This diffuser can run three to four hours in continuous mode, or over six hours in intermittent mode; and has a color-changing LED light.

Promising review: “I love this essential oil diffuser, it is so cute. And the color matches my dresser. I received it on time, and have been using it daily. The aroma of the oils smell great and so relaxing. I will be ordering another one for my guest bedroom ☺.” —Rhea Phillips

Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

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A white noise sound machine for anyone in need of consistent privacy. This baby never loops sound and will help keep outside noises from disrupting Zoom calls, sleep schedules, and WFH sessions.

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It will also help keep your noise levels down, in case you need to put some “time to clean my room jams” on without disturbing your roomies!

Promising review: “This sound machine has literally changed my life. The sleep with this machine is like nothing I have ever experienced. Our neighbor likes to spend his mornings shoveling gravel on a cement surface with a metal shovel about 4-5 feet from my window (like 6 a.m. early) and to be honest, I was starting to have some pretty dangerous thoughts about stealing his shovel, breaking his arms, burning his house down…. One goes down some pretty dark paths when they suffer from insomnia already and then when they finally fall asleep get woken up with a shovel scraping down a sidewalk. Okay so the machine somehow COMPLETELY covers the noise from the shovel, the toilet flushing next to my room, dogs barking etc. It is incredible. Highly recommend.” —MorAvFire

Get it from Amazon for $45.96 (available in four colors).

3.

A genius self-watering planter that’ll keep your plants hydrated for up to two weeks, so next time you’re out of town you can rest assured your plants will be well-taken-care-of.

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I need this in my life so I can finally stop overwatering my plants! Each planter comes with an easy to use clip-on watering attachment inside the lower reservoir saucer. Just fill-up the deep reservoir directly to water your plants instead of risking an overflow!

Promising review: “I love these so much I ended up buying three. My peace lily was constantly wilting every few days and if I went away I came home to a sad sight. But occasionally I overwatered and got those ugly yellow leaf tips. Now I just water the saucer. If the plant needs it, it takes it, if not, the water just stays there. No guessing at all! My two lilies and fern have never looked better.” —Robert McManus

Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three sizes and five colors).

4.

A sunrise alarm clock reviewers swear by for waking up on time and less groggy. The alarm mimics natural sunlight and is often bright enough to wake you up without any noise at all. Now you can finally be an early-bird and enjoy more quiet time before your roomies are up!

a model reading near the sunlight alarm clock in a bedroom


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The alarm also rings for super heavy sleepers!

Promising review: “This clock is a miracle-worker. It also has a 45-day money-back guarantee if it doesn’t work for you. I dreaded all my early morning classes, and work during the winter darkness. There is nothing more dampening for your day than waking up in darkness and forcing yourself to get out of bed with an annoying alarm. My entire room is lit up by the time my alarm rings in the morning now. I never have to wake up to darkness again. The best part is that my body truly, actually does wake up itself before my alarm ever rings. I love this clock. Never going to use a different clock again. Also, the night light is great because you can choose from the 10 different light intensities. If you’re concerned that the light isn’t going to be bright enough to make a difference like I was, I can assure you, this clock with its highest intensity of light, is really really bright, seriously, just like the sun!” —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $39.97.

5.

A simple yet effective wall divider for anyone in need of an easy way to get more privacy in their room, home office, or study space.

the white room divider


Wayfair

Promising review: “Arrived quickly! Love, love, love this gorgeous room divider. It’s a very bright white and it stands up well.” —Delores

Get it from Wayfair for $68.99.

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And a large room divider with built-in shelves so you can add more privacy and storage to your precious living space.


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Promising review: “Absolutely beautiful perfect and awesome in every way. The shelves are perfect to put small plants and lights on. Now when somebody goes to the door they can’t just look in, I can sit in my chair and relax without anybody staring at me. I love this thing.” —Rebecca coale

Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).


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Promising review: “Absolutely beautiful perfect and awesome in every way. The shelves are perfect to put small plants and lights on. Now when somebody goes to the door they can’t just look in, I can sit in my chair and relax without anybody staring at me. I love this thing.” —Rebecca coale

Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

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A Ron Swanson dirty/clean dishwasher magnet that’ll allow you to let someone else communicate their displeasure over dirty dishes for once.

a set of two Ron Swanson dishwasher magnets with Ron grimacing on the "dirty" magnet


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Get it from joybombgifts on Etsy for $12.99.

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A pair of reasonably-priced noise-cancelling headphones to block out all annoying sound for less than $100 (compared to Bose, that’s a steal!) — say bye to the noise from your roommate’s binge-watching sessions while you’re trying to study/relax!

a model using the headphones in blue


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These headphones are Bluetooth compatible, offer 30 hours of playtime per charge, have a high-quality built-in microphone for hands-free calls, and come with an 18-month warranty.

Promising review: “Love these things!! They’re very comfortable And block out a lot of sounds ( great if you have a roommate!). The bass quality on these things is freaking AMAZING! I love the sound quality and the Bluetooth is awesome. Overall I love these headphones and highly recommend them!!” —Aza Burton

Get them from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in seven colors).

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A weighted blanket for anyone who struggles to slip into a deep sleep due to anxiety, stress, or night terrors. The comfort of the weight helps all types of people fall asleep and stay asleep easier, so no matter how much stress your roommate added to your day you’ll be able to rest easy.

the weighted blanket in blue


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Promising review: “I was a doubter, but I was also desperate to get a decent night’s sleep. (I deal with severe chronic pain and insomnia). The first thing I did was insert the heavy blanket inside a cover. It was way easier than I expected. I was delighted with the material, the bamboo is silky and feels cool. But the big surprise was when I crawled into bed a good three hours before I usually manage to fall asleep. The next morning I realized I had gone to sleep within minutes — and slept straight through to morning. The first full night’s sleep — with NO sleep medication — in 15 years.” —Violet

Read our full review of this weighted blanket.

Get it from Amazon for $48.90+ (available in 21 colors and sizes Twin–King and kid’s size; choose from 5–30 pounds of added weight).

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A magnetic whiteboard that’ll help create an easy-to-follow chore schedule you and your roomie can (hopefully) agree on and stick to.

the white board with a marker clip on the front of it


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Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

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An adult coloring book and color pencil set with a case to remind yourself to chillllll out and color the stress away.


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Promising review (for the coloring book): “Sometimes you just need a little break from life. Bills, children, horrible bosses, this book is a perfect reminder that sometimes we just need to take a step back, take a moment to ourselves and Chill the F out! This book is a standard coloring book size (about the size of a magazine) printed on one side of quality coloring paper. You can even use markers with a blotter page. Mama loves her some markers! This book is more than just crude words with a colored-in-border. Coloring in this book is just the right amount of Crass and Class to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of ‘one of those days‘.” —Michelle Turner

Get them from Amazon: the coloring book for $5.99 and the colored pencils set for $15.99.


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Promising review (for the coloring book): “Sometimes you just need a little break from life. Bills, children, horrible bosses, this book is a perfect reminder that sometimes we just need to take a step back, take a moment to ourselves and Chill the F out! This book is a standard coloring book size (about the size of a magazine) printed on one side of quality coloring paper. You can even use markers with a blotter page. Mama loves her some markers! This book is more than just crude words with a colored-in-border. Coloring in this book is just the right amount of Crass and Class to unwind with a glass of wine at the end of ‘one of those days‘.” —Michelle Turner

Get them from Amazon: the coloring book for $5.99 and the colored pencils set for $15.99.

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A set of 12 extra large bath bombs for anyone who has “listen to the sound of my bath bomb fizzing away as I slip into the tub” at the top of their peace and quiet to-do list.


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Promising review: “Let me start by saying I’ve always been a fan of bath bombs — I’ve tried many brands and I have to stay this is one of my favorites. They come packaged in a cute box with tissue paper. At first, I was nervous that it would leave my bathtub stained like some of the other brands I’ve used but after my bath, there was no trace! Also, the smells are heavenly. The scents are potent enough to smell and relax with but not enough to give you a headache. I recommend this product for anyone who likes bath bombs!” —jenny

Get them from Amazon for $26.97.


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Promising review: “Let me start by saying I’ve always been a fan of bath bombs — I’ve tried many brands and I have to stay this is one of my favorites. They come packaged in a cute box with tissue paper. At first, I was nervous that it would leave my bathtub stained like some of the other brands I’ve used but after my bath, there was no trace! Also, the smells are heavenly. The scents are potent enough to smell and relax with but not enough to give you a headache. I recommend this product for anyone who likes bath bombs!” —jenny

Get them from Amazon for $26.97.

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A bottle rack for storing the household’s heap of water bottles in one easy-to-find place.

six water bottles stacked two by three in a clear plastic rack


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Promising review: “I love love love this product! I love water bottles and have acquired a ridiculous amount! The whole top of my cupboard was full of a super messy pile of bottles that were always rolling out. My cupboard is so so so much better! The water bottles look great and they don’t fall out on me anymore! It is amazing! And I love that it holds so many!” —Hm247

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in two sizes).

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A portable food warmer so you can finally enjoy a bowl of morning oatmeal or heat up a can of soup without having to encounter the dreaded messy microwave or stacks of your roommate’s dirty dishes in the kitchen.

chili being heated in the mini Crock pot


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This baby boasts a 20-ounce capacity, cool-touch exterior, a removable container with a spill-proof lid, and it’s dishwasher-safe!

Promising review: “My sister bought this for me for Christmas several years ago and I have been using this in my office ever since then. When I get to work in the morning, I plug it in. When it’s time for lunch and people are jockeying for position to use the community microwave, I am ready to go. Using it three to four times per week for the last few years has tested its durability and longevity.” —Adams

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in four colors).

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An adorable angel plushie to comfort you on those days where you have to deal with a not-so-angelic roommate coming home at 3 a.m. and waking you up by turning on the light.

a pink angel plushie with wings, a tail, and little horns


Valfré

Valfré is a Latinx woman-owned business based in LA that makes sassy and witty products with cute illustrations!

Get it from Valfré for $28.

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A set of clear stretchable food covers that’ll let you store all sorts of leftovers without hassling through the unorganized, mismatched Tupperware system in the shared kitchen. And you can write your name on everything!

the food covers stretched across a watermelon and other fruits, vegetables, and containers of leftovers


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Promising review: “The range of sizes makes it easy to find one that fits well on almost any round container. I use the smallest one for my dog food cans. You can ‘burp’ the lids by lifting one edge once the top is on and press down to eliminate any excess air so it’s really an airtight fit. Very handy and I ordered a bigger range of sizes from my first order. And, they wash easily in the dishwasher.” —Kathleen Warner

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.99.

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A set of four perfectly sized anti-vibration pads designed to stop noisy washers and dryers in their tracks, so everyone can finally do the laundry in peace.


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Promising review: “Very good for recently purchased washer/dryer combo unit. The machine makes a lot of vibrations when it is in spinning mode. However after installing this anti-vibration pad, it’s very quiet. I just hear the water valves sound. I’m really happy with the result.” —katt

Get them from Amazon for $24.95.


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Promising review: “Very good for recently purchased washer/dryer combo unit. The machine makes a lot of vibrations when it is in spinning mode. However after installing this anti-vibration pad, it’s very quiet. I just hear the water valves sound. I’m really happy with the result.” —katt

Get them from Amazon for $24.95.

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A Therabox subscription that features a monthly therapeutic activity (developed by a therapist) and tons of full-sized wellness goodies, so you’ll have everything you need for a dose of radical self-care no matter who you’re living with.

a person holding a self-care wellness book next to the box which is filled with a candle, essential oils, and other products


Cratejoy

What you get: one research-inspired therapeutic activity to wire your brain for more joy, and five to seven self-care wellness goodies to reduce stress and enhance your life; such as aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, and body and skincare products.

Promising review: “I needed a boost to get through this long, dark winter. Stumbled upon this box and decided to give it a try. I loved everything in the box! I feel special, warmer, and cozy now. Glad to have this incredible box to enjoy all winter long.” —Donna

Get it from Cratejoy for $30.99/month.

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A set of sturdy chopsticks in a Marvel-themed ramen bowl to let you eat ramen in peace even when you can’t find a clean utensil.

a bowl with Marvel characters on it with a set of chopsticks going through a hole in the top of the bowl


BoxLunch

Promising review: “My new favorite bowl! Chopsticks are long and sturdy and the bowl fits a good amount of food.” —Anonymous

Get it from BoxLunch for $13.93.

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A set of blackout curtains reviewers swear by so you can block out the sun when you’re in dire need of a mid-day nap or meditation session.

a reviewer's photo of the blackout curtains around a large window


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Promising review: “I ordered six pairs in dark gray. They look great, feel great, and really block almost 100% of light in my bedroom — and I have quite a few windows. Hung them straight out of the package. I have recommended them to a few of my friends already.” —patpaq

Get them from Amazon for $26.98+ (available in eight sizes and 18 colors).

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A *purfect* cup and mug pour-over set for anyone who wants to enjoy a cup of coffee without discovering someone else’s left-behind moldy coffee grinds in the process.

a white mug with a pour-over device on top shaped like a cat


ModCloth

Get it from ModCloth for $29.

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A pair of snarky socks so you can have low-key solidarity when you know you have a grueling, “I hate everyone” type of day ahead of you.

a pair of socks that say "I hate everyone too."


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Promising review: “For those days when you just can’t take anyone’s attitude anymore, these are the socks for you. The socks are made of a lighter material, so your feet are still able to breathe, and I honestly want to own every snarky pair of socks that this company has because love them that much!” —S

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

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A 50-pack of super-soft earplugs with the highest noise reduction rating designed to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through it all.

the 50 earplugs in their container


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Promising review: “My boyfriend snores like a buffalo! We have already started sleeping in separate rooms (we both can actually sleep now, I love it!!). But vacations had turned into something I dread! We just got back from a 10-day southwest vacation, which is why I bought these! I’ve tried many other earplugs.

I brought three different plugs to try on this last vaca. Happened to use these Mack’s first. Didn’t even waste my time on the other two. These are squishy enough to completely plug your ears, and also squishy enough not to hurt your ears. I can sleep with them in all night! I couldn’t even hear the alarm clock at all. And I was able to sleep next to a lumberjack (sawing logs, LOL) all night!!” —ScrubyLoo

Get them from Amazon for $9.89.

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An affordable bidet to ensure you’ll always have a clean tushy no matter how many times your roommate “forgets” it’s their turn to buy TP.


Tushy

Promising review: “I am loving my Tushy! It is powerful and so easy to install! Not gonna lie, I wish my sink was on the same wall so I could do the warm water option but it is super effective and definitely wakes you up! I believe this is the best way to keep things happily clean and, coupled with my Squatty Potty, I think this year is going to be the year of the happy BM!” —Natalie D.

Get it from Tushy for $89 (available in nine colors).

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A five-window insulation kit you can rely on to keep your room warm and cozy. Say bye to cold drafts and hi to lower heating bills!


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Promising review: “SORCERY!!! What a difference this has already made! Using an infrared thermometer, I found that the temperature inside went from mid-50s to 66.7 within minutes of installation. The furnace was always set to high 60s until we installed the film. Now it’s set at 63 degrees, and the furnace is blowing less frequently and for shorter periods of time. Another bonus to this product: the road noise from outside now sounds muffled, so less noticeable/annoying. That’s HUGE. And as a side note, the one I bought was in fact crystal clear.” —Public name

Get it from Amazon for $4.23.


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Promising review: “SORCERY!!! What a difference this has already made! Using an infrared thermometer, I found that the temperature inside went from mid-50s to 66.7 within minutes of installation. The furnace was always set to high 60s until we installed the film. Now it’s set at 63 degrees, and the furnace is blowing less frequently and for shorter periods of time. Another bonus to this product: the road noise from outside now sounds muffled, so less noticeable/annoying. That’s HUGE. And as a side note, the one I bought was in fact crystal clear.” —Public name

Get it from Amazon for $4.23.

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And a cute planner to help you stay on track of goals and plans, so you can hopefully plan on moving on out with better company.

a planner that reads "evil planner 2021" with an image of a little devil sipping a drink on the cover


Valfré

Get it from Valfré for $28.

When you walk into the kitchen and see your roommate eating your chips:


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