A Heated Pet Bed—and More Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

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A heat-activated blonde refresher, a pull-string fire starter, and a peel-and-stick whiteboard to streamline chores.



The winter weather is fading fast, and we’re ready to hit the reset button and get back out there. Whether that means a hair refresh, some actual fresh air, or getting a jump start on spring cleaning, the clever items on this list will help you get in gear for a much-needed seasonal shift. An instant blonde refresher brightens highlights while stopping breakage. A pull-start fire starter allows for instant campfires in the backyard or the wilderness. And a peel-and-stick whiteboard helps streamline and organize all those spring-time house chores. Find all these helpful products and more, right here.

Heat-Activated Blonde Concentrate



Spring is upon us, which means summer is just around the corner—now is simply not the time for dull highlights! Whip any brassy bits into shape with Fekkai's heat-activated blonde concentrate spray. With hydrogen peroxide, natural citrus, bamboo extract, and ultraviolet pigments it'll instantly lighten when heat is applied while also fighting breakage. It's clean, vegan, and sustainable, plus sulfate, silicone, paraben, and phthalate free.

Price at time of publish: $28

Easy Fire Starter



Excited for the camping season to start—but worried your fire-starting skills are a little rusty? Don’t fret, Pull Start Fire has you covered with innovative fire-starting block: Just gather up your wood, add the starter block on top, and pull the cord for fast, toasty flames in no time. Made of an eco-friendly, 89 percent recycled flint, powder, sanding dust, and light wax the Pull Start Fire is wind and rainproof, burns on its own for over 30 minutes, can light damp wood, and has built-in safety features.

Price at time of publish: $20

Peel-and-Stick Whiteboard Chore Charts



Some families have a perfectly balanced division of labor, but let’s be honest, they’re the exception. For the rest of us, a chore chart can really come in handy—and this fade- and stain -resistant, peel-and-stick whiteboard from Chasing Paper is perfect. Easily switch up tasks every week with dry-erase markers, place it in the best, most visible area without leaving any residue, and if that doesn’t work, peel it off and stick it somewhere else.

Price at time of publish: $22

Heated Pet Bed



Does your pup have a penchant for hogging your warm laptop while you work from home? Save your computer (and productivity) with K&H’s Thermo-Snuggly Sleeper Bolster Bed. This thermostatically controlled bed warms to your pet’s body and remains 10 to 15 degrees above ambient air temperature when not in use. It has super-soft foam walls and uses only six watts of energy, and your pet will be in heaven. Simply remove the heater from the bed during warmer seasons, take off the cover and pillowcase for easy cleaning.

Price at time of publish: $57

Bedsheet Wad Preventer



Cyndi Bray got tired of tangled sheets, and after achieving Shark Tank fame, made sure none of us have to deal with that again. These reusable plastic and rubber disks hold each corner of your sheets—flat or fitted—in place to keep them from getting tangled in the wash. The Wad Prevention disks also prevent mysterious sock disappearances, reduce wrinkles, and speed up drying by 75 percent.

Price at time of publish: $20

Silicone Stove Gap Covers



Crumbs, drips, and bits can't help but find the gap between your stove and countertop and plummet into the abyss. It’s impossible to clean without removing the whole stove, not to mention very gross. These food-grade silicone gap covers slide easily into place, wipe clean, and save the sides of your stove.

Price at time of publish: $11 for pack of 2

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