32 Items For Anyone Easily Distracted Or Can’t Focus


Organizers, noise blockers, a ~secret~ stick-on drawer, and other helpful things to calm the storm.

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1.

A white noise machine to drown out any distracting noises with a soothing sound that reviewers find actually helps them concentrate.


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It has 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noise variations, including white noise, pink noise and brown noise.

Promising review: “If you are wanting to drown out noise in any environment, this is your solution. I’m sensitive to noise and highly misplaced working in a noisy office. This device has numerous combinations between sound types and volume. I was able to find the perfect mix to drown out the loud people in my office. I’m now able to focus and be much more productive and happier at work.” —MB

Get it from Amazon for $32.92 (available in four colors and in two styles).

2.

A folding wall organizer that’ll banish those piles of paper cluttering up your desk to the wall instead. Plus, you can easily fold it up and take it to go!


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Promising review: “This is awesome and I love it. I work from home and I’ve been trying to keep my desk free from papers. This thing is awesome! The bottom pocket is large enough for me to store my day planner. I mounted it to the wall with a command hook and it was easy peasy! An attractive and functional way to sort and store paper. I love having all the papers I need readily available and visible so it reminds me that they’re there, but not they are not overtaking my desk and irritating me.” ⁠—Mandy

Get it from Amazon for $10.30+ (available in three colors).

3.

A three-drawer filing cabinet if your paperwork storage needs are a little more…extensive.


Wayfair

Promising review: “I needed something for my home office that would hold my binders, supplies, and hanging files. This unit is perfect. It accommodates everything nicely and is attractive, too!” —Anonymous

Get it from Wayfair for $173.99.

4.

A daily planner designed to help break down even your most mundane tasks and goals in a less overwhelming way than when they’re just spinning around inside your head causing you stress.


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It’s self-described as “part agenda, part gratitude journal, part schedule, part goal planner, and part life organizer” AND has a very cute panda on the cover.

Promising review: “I have ADHD and it’s not just about having trouble staying organized — I have trouble getting momentum when tasks seem mundane or when I can’t see how they fit into the bigger picture. A lot of my daily work can feel pretty mundane, and that leads to a lot of procrastination and wasted time. But I sometimes have SO many AWESOME ideas (!!!) that my plans aren’t realistic, or I forget what I was trying to work on yesterday, and then I get discouraged. This planner is SO helpful because its month/week/day format makes me focus on the big picture, yet it allows me to break up large projects into more manageable pieces. The reflective portions also help me reframe my thinking when I don’t get through all of my tasks, so I don’t just get frustrated with myself and give up if I have a bad day or two.” —krisalicious

Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

5.

A purse organizer so you can regain control over your black hole of a handbag.


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Promising review: “I love this organizer so much! It’s lightweight too, so it doesn’t add extra weight to your bag. I feel so organized and will no longer be stressed looking for things in my purse!” —Sarah

Get it from Amazon for $13.66+ (available in 13 colors and seven sizes).

6.

A pack of very cute and helpful water tracker planner stickers in case you tend to forget to stay hydrated during stressful times.


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There are eight stickers per sheet.

Promising review: “Definitely is helping me keep track of how much water I’m actually drinking a day! I love these little guys! Super cute! And super handy!” —Alyssa Chadwick

Get it from aHappyBlueTree on Etsy for $3.95.

7.

A NetGear Wi-Fi router system to help out if your internet just loves to be spotty in — of course — the one room you use to get your work done.


Office Depot

Promising review: “Old large house with a lot of dead spots. Set this up and have phenomenal coverage across all nooks of my 3,600-square-foot house, from basement to attic. Speed remains lightning fast even when we stream multiple devices and now no need now to switch between routers. Setup was easy and intuitive even for the tech unsavy. Highly recommend” —Jason

Get it from Office Depot for $329.99.

8.

A migraine stick for those days when EVERYTHING is giving you a headache.


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How it works: The formula is made up of peppermint, spearmint, coconut and lavender essential oils to cool and soothe the area, helping to take the edge off an incoming headache.

Promising review: “After reading an article on BuzzFeed that touted this product, I bought one for my boyfriend who suffers from awful, frequent headaches. It WORKS. Not only does he swear by it, he has purchased them for his Mom and several friends. FANTASTIC.” —SarahElizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

Read one BuzzFeeder’s full review of this headache reliever here.


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Promising review: “Love, love, love this. It is so cute. The little fan and light that comes with it are perfect for blowing the essential oils around the room. Seller is really lovely. Will definitely be buying some more for other rooms.” —Sammi

Get it from stunningbae on Etsy for $32.27 (available in three colors).

10.

Some cable clips so you don’t have to fish through unruly piles of tangled cords every time you just wanna charge your phone.


Amazon

Promising review: “This is another fantastic product. I have a lot of electronics along with a lot of cords and cables. These do a great job of keeping things organized and available. No more crawling under the bed or behind the desk to recover the dropped cable!” —Ken Gunville

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $6.95.

11.

A hanging cord loft organizer to help keep cables and outlet strips under control and out of the way. Plus, it makes everything super easy to move as a unit, should you need to relocate.


The Container Store

Promising review: “I have put this on the table where my computer sits. It has really helped clean up the wires that used to lay on the floor.” —GeminiGem

Get it from The Container Store for $14.99.

12.

A durable, three-pocket folding car trunk organizer that’l rein in the mayhem spreading through your vehicle.


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Promising review: “It was just what I needed for my messy and unorganized truck! I wanted something not too bulky, but just the right size to help me reorganize my trunk. This product did that for me. I was also concerned that it’ll move when I drove but luckily there is Velcro on the bottom that secures it in place while you drive, and sure enough it did just that! This product does not take up a lot of space and gives you the right amount of measure to place other things like groceries and a suitcase. I am completely satisfied and content with this product! I wish I had it all along!” —Sheneese

Get it from Amazon for $13.25.

13.

A pair of noise-cancelling Bluetooth headphones so you can replace distracting background sounds with whatever music or podcast helps you stay in the zone.


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Read one BuzzFeeder’s review of these headphones that says they are surprisingly comfortable for extended wear — which is great, because they boast 13 hours of playback time.

Promising review: “I waited over a month to write this review, because I thought there was no way these headphones could actually be this good for the price. But I use them all day every day and I have never been more impressed with headphones under under $50. I have sensitive ears with headphones and am super picky, but these are so comfortable I can sleep in them. Noise reduction is great when something is playing. Overall definitely worth the buy, highly recommend.” —Whitney O’Neil

Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in eight colors).

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Or a set of foam earplugs if listening to music or podcasts while working makes you even more distracted, but you still need something to block out noisy roommates or annoying street sounds.


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They’re also safe and comfortable for sleeping!

Promising review: “I purchased these earplugs because I suffer from something called annoying neighbors syndrome. I would liken the sounds coming from below and across from my apartment to that of an auto shop or a construction site, perhaps even an airplane hangar. Therefore, I have resulted to earplugs to ensure I get a somewhat worthwhile night of sleep. The contour capabilities of these earplugs make them incredibly comfortable to wear. After inserting the earplugs and allowing them to adjust, silence befell my bedroom. I was able to sleep free from the obnoxious noises that surround my apartment. These will be the only earplugs I wear from now on.” —Claire

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $2.98.

To learn more, check out one BuzzFeeder’s full review of these earplugs.

15.

Some Command hooks to make organizing and decluttering a breeze. No tools required! These lil’ hooks are strong enough to hold a wide variety of items, and you can easily move or remove them whenever you want — without leaving behind any damage or sticky residue that your landlord would just LOVE to charge you for.


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“I recently set up a little Command hook mask corner by my apartment door, and it has been SO HELPFUL — instead of rooting through my masks to find the one that matches best (I’m a vain critter at heart) I can see all the clean ones I have available right in front of me, and don’t forget to put it on when I’m in a rush. I also use it to hang my sports masks after I sanitize them and am waiting for them to dry! As for how the Command hooks work — these have an adhesive on the back for easy application to the wall, which you can pull down on once you’re ready to uninstall it without doing any damage to the wallpaper or paint.” —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Staff

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors and various sizes).

16.

A desk drawer organizer to get your lawless junk drawer back in order so you can actually find what you need when you need it.


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Promising review: “My junk drawer is now nicely organized. I found these to be perfect for my kitchen drawers and the misc. stuff like tape, pencils, extension cords, flashlights, matches, tiny screwdrivers, etc. that clutter them up. They are nice and deep and quite sturdy.” —Anneke Van Den Broek

Get it from Amazon for $8.21.

17.

Or a stick-on hidden drawer if your cluttered desk is positively devoid of any built-in storage whatsoever!


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Promising review: “The adhesive is VERY strong, adheres to my desk perfectly. I figured it could eventually weaken due to the pop-out action; however, that was not the case still as sturdy as the day I got it. I love it, and I recommend it to anyone who needs a small drawer to keep pens and small desk items in.” —Niko

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in pink and blue).

18.

A handy device that keeps track of whether or not the dog has been fed, in case the days are starting to blur together and you can barely even remember if you fed yourself today.


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There’s a version for cat owners too!

Promising review: “Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it’s green and if not, I feed them and indicate it. We all love it so much!” —Toni Deegan

Get it from Amazon for $7.79+ (available in three styles).

19.

A laundry hamper you can hang on the door to turn your small bathroom that was once blanketed with dirty clothes and damp towels into a peaceful little oasis where the floor is clean and you can hide away from the whole world.


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Promising review: “Very convenient. I’d been looking for new laundry baskets to keep in my bathroom so my family didn’t just throw clothes into a pile on the floor. There isn’t a lot of floor space in there, so I was looking for a tall narrow basket and found these. They are great. I put one on the back of the door and one hanging from a towel rack and labeled one for light colors and, without even asking, my family has been putting their clothes in the correct bin, and I just need to unzip and let the clothes fall into the laundry basket and they are ready to go into the wash. I really like them.” —D. Jelte

Get it from Amazon for $13.96+ (available in six colors).

20.

A pack of extra-large divider tabs to make navigating your planner much less overwhelming.


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Promising review: “These allow more writing space than usual page tab markers, which is really useful for my college studies as well as my case note prep for legal work. If you are a fanatic note-taker like me, these are superb for helping you stay organized and focused on important information. They can be used for other things, like calendar and agenda notes, too.” —Danielle H.

Get a set of 60 from Amazon $3.59.

21.

Some stackable wood storage bins so you can keep your little ones’ toys somewhere you *won’t* trip over them every five seconds.


Target

Promising review: “Definitely a must-have! Made organizing easier and better looking! 10/10!” —Target reviewer

Get it from Target for $15.

22.

A stackable shoe rack if your vast shoe collection is starting to take over your home, but not in a good way.


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Promising review: “This was SUPER easy to put together; it literally took me longer to open the box than it did for me to put the shelving together!! I’d been on the market for a shoe rack for YEARS and could never find one that I liked the look of that also fit enough shoes for it to be a worthy investment. I was browsing on Amazon and was SO HAPPY to find these! I originally bought three and loved the look of them so much that I bought another three! It now holds ALL of our shoes in an organized row in our foyer, and now there’s no clutter or mess in any of our closets. It also reminded me of ALL OF THE SHOES I own, and it’s helped for me to curb my shoe spending, since I can now see exactly what I own! I am SO HAPPY with this purchase. Definitely a must-buy!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.10+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

23.

A double-sided sign so your roommate knows not to come bursting into your room when you’re super busy or in the middle of an important Zoom meeting.


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Promising review: “This is a nice-sized, not a gigantic sign. I got for my son’s dorm room. He is in a ‘suite’ so he has a private room but shares a common area with three others. With this, if he is in study- or sleep-mode he has a nice way to say bugger off.” —HeRB

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

24.

An insulated soundproofing strip for anyone whose door does a pretty terrible job blocking out distracting noises.


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Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

Promising review: “Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation, I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install.” —Sandra Revueltas

Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three colors).

25.

A mesh desk organizer with a sliding drawer, double tray, and five upright sections so you can free up some valuable surface space and feel more organized.


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Promising review: “I was just looking for something to reduce the pile of rubble on my desk to something less inclined to slide off it, but this has so much more room to it than you’d think. The sliding drawer holds a lot including colored markers in one drawer, and all the odd-sized stuff, such as cell phone repair tools, extra cases, batteries, etc, and I haven’t even put anything in the third drawer yet. This took a large unruly pile and reduced it to a neat accessible bunch of stuff — amazing. I can’t believe how much it holds. The pile before was huge, and this makes it all look like nothing.” —P. Caldwell

Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in black and silver).

26.

A six-piece set of refrigerator bins if finding a quick snack in your jam packed fridge is a borderline insurmountable task.


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Promising review: “These were ready to use right out of the box after a quick wipe. They are a heavy, durable, clear BPA-free acrylic. I share a small side-by-side fridge with my landlord and it was tough to keep food separated and organized. Greenco clear refrigerator bins have made a big difference. They allow us to maximize the space we have and keep food organized. I would definitely recommend these to anyone wanting to bring organization to their fridge.” —Conquer Clutter

Get it from Amazon for $30.

27.

A container filled with 12 smaller containers perfect for storing photos, art supplies, cards, or any other bits and bobs that need a new home.


The Container Store

Promising review: “I purchased this photo carrier but for something other than photos. I use it for my fat quarters of fabric. They fit perfectly and I can take them with me easily. It also keeps them clean and dry. I will definitely be purchasing another one. The inner cases hold my thread and sewing items easily. If you ever come up with a storage case like this without the inner containers and just the center divider, let me know. This is the best thing I have ever bought.” —painthorse30

Get it from The Container Store for $25.99.

28.

A set of drawer organizers in case your drawers have devolved into a writhing sea of tangled socks and underwear that gets worse by the day.


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They also collapse to store flat when not in use. You get four bins: a six-cell (for scarves, hankies, and ties), an eight-cell (for underwear), a seven-cell (for bras), and a 24-cell (for socks).

Promising review: “I LOVE LOVE LOVE these organizers!! I almost did not purchase them due to the reviews saying that larger than a C-cup would not fit into the bra organizer. At just $15 for four organizers I took my chances and ordered two sets of four. I figured, worst case scenario I would have to cut the dividers out of the bra organizers. I wear a 32DD and the bras fit beautifully in the organizers. I am so glad I took the chance and did not listen to the reviews. I would have missed out on the best cheapest organizers I have ever found. I ordered another set for tank tops and other extras I did not think of before. I will also order my boyfriend the brown ones for his drawers. Great product for a great price!” —Elizabeth L. Blackwell

Get the set of four from Amazon for $15.97 (available in seven colors).

29.

Some bed risers so you can shove your anxiety-inducing mess under the bed, never to be seen again.


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They come with four small risers, and four large risers — you can use just the small risers to elevate your bed 3 inches, just the large risers to elevate your bed 5 inches, or combine the two to elevate your bed 8 inches.

Another promising review: “I really like the storage space this creates. Great for those looking for tidier organization. They are also very sturdy. The bed does not wobble or anything, even on top of both lifts. I do like that you can choose to use one or the other or both risers. Lots of customization options.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $18.99.

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And OK, maybe some under-bed storage drawers to keep things a little more organized down there if you find yourself distracted even by a mess you cannot see.


Target

Promising review: “I love these under-bed storage containers! My bed frame sits lower than most so anything that wasn’t fabric/flexible didn’t fit but these fit great! And they fit a lot of stuff.” —Gabz

Get it from Target for $9.

31.

An elephant desk organizer perfect for smaller desks that need a little help staying clutter-free. It’ll even hold your phone so you can quickly glance at notifications without getting totally sucked in.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love, love, love this. I’m ordering additional ones for my coworkers who were admiring my organizer. It was very easy to assemble (five minutes) and comes with the tools and screws needed. It was actually bigger than expected, but holds everything I need well. It looks great on my desk and holds my phone! I would definitely purchase again.” —Tymisha R.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in six patterns).

32.

And finally, a today’s top three planner to help you narrow down your short-term goals for the day instead of being overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list.


Target

Promising review: “These are fantastic. They are the perfect size and you can write on them just fine. They are not glossy at all. I’ve used ballpoint and ultra fine Sharpie. Would highly recommend these for organizing your day!” —Brooklesby

Get it from Target for $5.99.

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