Motivation expert James Clear says that the quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits. Unfortunately, many people are used to overwhelming themselves with everyday routine and saving every penny, even if what they’re doing brings unpleasant consequences. At the same time, today there are many things sold on every corner that can greatly improve our lives.

Enlighten went on an expedition through different online stores and came back with 14 items that help save time and money or at least nerve cells.

1. A hammock for your feet

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If you’re working at your desk, you know how tiring sitting in the same position can be. Sometimes, our legs need to switch positions, and this hammock seems like the perfect addition to anyone, whether they work in an office or are simply working from home.

2. A lint and fluff scraper

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It was in 1956 when Nicholas McKay, Sr., came up with a lint remover. 65 years ago, his invention was a real breakthrough but nowadays we know its drawbacks. The lint remover finishes fast, while the spare part costs as much as a new remover. If there is too much lint on your clothes, you will unlikely be able to remove all of it completely.

The scraper, in its turn, can easily remove lint and pilling. You can even clean a shaggy carpet, a fluffy blanket, or a wool coat with its help.

3. A window vacuum cleaner

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Opponents of this window vac consider it a silly purchase because you still have to do some of the work like applying a glass washing agent and washing the window frames yourself. However, those who have already bought this device say that it takes them 2-3 times less time to wash the windows.

Since the device removes the water itself, you won’t have to deal with dirty smudges or puddles on windowsills. One of the buyers even said that the first thing he would rescue from a burning house is his kid and this window vac.

4. Orthopedic seat cushion

People who spend a lot of time in front of their laptops oftentimes feel discomforts in their back. In order to maintain their posture, many use regular pillows or other improvised means to make their backs feel more comfortable. Doctors say that not only do you need to make the back part of the chair softer, but you also need to create support for your spine and remove a part of the load from it. Orthopedic seat cushions can do this work well.

5. Ultrasonic toothbrush

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A person makes up to 300 brushing movements per minute with a regular toothbrush and cannot get to hard-to-reach places. The head of an electric toothbrush spins by itself, and the number of movements grows to 4,000 per minute. But again, you will only be able to clean the places that the toothbrush bristles can reach.

Ultrasound affects even those areas that cannot be reached by the brush. Depending on the model, this device makes up to 40,000 vibrations per minute. Oftentimes, ultrasonic brushes have a timer set for 2 minutes and this is how long dentists recommend brushing one’s teeth. Most people give up after 45 seconds, and in this case, the timer can become a good solution to this issue.

6. Konjac sponge

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This natural plant sponge gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin without causing irritation. It’s a little more expensive than a regular one, but its scope of application is much wider: cleansing, peeling, make-up removal. You won’t even have to use cosmetic products for these procedures because soaking a konjac in water will be enough.

Some users recommend massaging one’s face with this sponge in the morning. Konjac is good at evening out the skin tone, which allows you to apply cosmetics in a much smoother way.

7. Cooling pads with legs for laptops