Kitchen chaos? WiFi woes? These 5 sanity savers will help you stress less this year

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It’s a new year, and one of my resolutions is to work smarter — not harder. Whether it's saving me time in the kitchen, making my to-do lists less of a hassle or ensuring my home has worry-free connectivity, these are the products I'm relying on lately.

Want 2022 to go just a little bit smoother than last year? These highly-rated picks, from reusable notebooks to WiFi extenders, are sure to save your sanity so you can stress less.

Salad Chopper Bowl

Make salad prep a breeze. (Photo: Walmart)
Make salad prep a breeze. (Photo: Walmart)

Sometimes a refreshing salad is just the ticket after a busy day, but the thought of slicing and dicing a bunch of veggies has me tired already. I was skeptical when I discovered this salad bowl cutter, but it’s definitely a game-changer! It’s a strainer, cutting board, chopper and bowl — all in one. Five thousand reviewers — and veggie lovers — agree, it’s a kitchen must-have!

$11 at Walmart

Rocketbook Reusable Notebook

Easily keep track of all your notes. (Photo: Walmart)
Easily keep track of all your notes. (Photo: Walmart)

Calling all list makers! If you’re buried under various notebooks you can’t keep track of, this next one’s for you. Rocketbook’s specialized pages can scan and convert your handwriting to digital text and blast them to cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox. It has seven different page styles and calendars for planning, note-taking, sketching and more — just wipe clean with a damp cloth to start over. Over 38k reviewers are psyched to get rid of their paper trail once and for all.

$30 $37 at Amazon

Microwave Splatter Cover

Avoid those pesky food splatters. (Photo: Amazon)
Avoid those pesky food splatters. (Photo: Amazon)

The frustration of dealing with food splatters when microwaving a quick meal really gets me heated. I felt a huge sense of relief once I upgraded to this genius splatter cover that magnetically sticks to the ceiling of your microwave for super easy storage and instant access.

$10 at Amazon

Wifi Range Extender

Strong WiFi will surely save your sanity. (Photo: Walmart)
Strong WiFi will surely save your sanity. (Photo: Walmart)

Every streamer fears the dreaded pinwheel that interrupts your favorite show or Zoom call. This TP-Link WiFi range extender amps your signal up to 800 square feet and accommodates up to 10 devices! Reviewers boast it takes just 10 minutes to set up and has even boosted signals to their home security cams, baby monitors, WiFi-enabled washer dryers and more.

$13 at Walmart

Adjustable Lid Organizer

Simplify storage in the kitchen. (Photo: Amazon)
Simplify storage in the kitchen. (Photo: Amazon)

If you have lids for pots and pans haphazardly floating around your cabinets you need this adjustable divider. It stashes away seven lids so they remain upright and separate, allowing you to easily grab one without causing an avalanche. You can even organize bakeware, collapsible colanders, cutting boards and so much more with this. Finally, a streamlined solution to a pesky problem we’ve all flipped our lid over.

$17 $20 at Amazon

Any other products helping save your sanity? Let us know in the comments below!

Video produced by Kat Vasquez.

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