Stuck in the house due to a ‘stay at home order’? A year ago, we would never had imagined that we would be doing our best to help stop the spread of deadly virus from around the world. As a working woman, you may now be working from home, trying to help your child manage school from home and coexist in a working environment with your spouse. I feel fortunate to still be able to work and have these ‘stay at home’ problems, so I do want to thank those on the front line that are going out risking exposure to help fellow Americans.
If your State is under a ‘stay at home’ order due to the virus, at first, you may have these grand ideas of how you will have a great routine, keep up on your daily cleaning, laundry etc. but as the weeks go on, you may start to notice problems around your house that you may never have bothered you before. From kitchen appliance messes to house cleaning holes, closet clutter to more need for personal care. From personal experience after a few weeks of working from home, it’s time to share solutions to everyday problems that will last even after everything goes back to a new normal. Check out these problem solving products for working women that you didn’t know you needed until now.
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12 Problem Solving Products for Working Women That You Need Today
The Kitchen Counter Gap.
Have you ever noticed the food falls off the stove and down the gap between the counter and how even after you clean it up and try to even your oven out (with a hip shove) to try to close the gap, bits of food still fall down. Here is my solution to prevent little scraps building up between your cabinet: Silicone Kitchen Stove Counter Gap Cover.
Healthy Pasta Alternative.
Now you are home, it may feel like you are always preparing meals. You are probably cooking more pasta than ever before, I know I am. But you can put a new spin on your pasta, lessen the carbs, increase the veggies and include the family in prepping for dinner. Here is my solution to make dinner prep faster and healthier: Multi function Food Chopper and Spiralizer
Multiple Appliance Clean up.
Again, being in the kitchen for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I have noticed that I am using tons of appliances, when really I can use just one- which makes clean up a breeze. I’m slightly addicted to my it-can-do-everything Instant Pot. Here is my solution to being able to do everything with one pot to clean: Instant Pot Duo 7 in 1
Blocking up the drains.
This is a problem in my house whether we are stay at home or back in work…hair in the drains. If you are sick of buying toxic drain uncloggers, then try the hair catcher for your bathroom. There are different types for either a tub or a shower. Here is my solution to capturing and removing hair before it blocks the drain: Showershroom Hair Catcher
Dust, dust everywhere.
You are on a video conference and you can knock the blinds behind you and see tiny dust particles floating around in the sunlight or falling from your fan. Take this time to get a reusable, extended rod duster. Here is my solution to getting rid of pesky dust in forgotten areas: Microfiber Dusting Wand
Short on cleaning supplies.
In this current quarantine, many stores are pretty low on cleaning supplies from Swiffers to paper towels…don’t get me started on toilet paper. Don’t rely only on those products and try a spin dust/mop combo that you can dust your tile or hardwood floors and give it a good cleaning it deserves. Here is my solution: Spin Mop Cleaning Kit
HD Video shows skin imperfections.
If your work at home plans include video conferencing, you might notice that the HD camera paired with lights may show some unsightly imperfections (no blur filter here). Spend one hour a week using the blackhead remover/pore cleaner device on your face to improve your overall skin tone, texture and appearance. Here is my solution shrinking pores and showing your best skin on camera: SKIN Rechargeable Pore Cleaner.
Dirty Make Up Brushes.
If you don’t use make up application brushes to apply make up, then you are missing out (aka start doing so now). But when you invest in great quality make up brushes, you have to take the time to clean and take care of them too. Get into a regular routine of cleaning your make up brushes once a week- it takes less than five minutes and you will have peace of mind that you are not spreading more germs on your face. Here is my solution for speedy brush cleaning: Luxe Make Up Brush Cleaner
Bathroom Counter Clutter.
Being at home, you may realize that you don’t actually use all the make up and skin care products that you have, but yet they are cluttering up your counter top. Spend some time evaluating and organizing your go-to skin care and make up products in a clean, stylish counter top storage solution. Here is my solution for a functional but not plastic product organizer: Countertop 360 Rotating Product Organizer
Purses and Bags taking over your closet floor.
Since you are at home, you are probably still using the last purse that you had out, I know mine hasn’t changed yet. If you are like me, you may have different purses for different occasions but lack the shelving space in your closet to keep them organized- above your clothes rack is too high to reach and below becomes super messy. Try this hanging purse solution to keep everything in one place. Here is my solution for taking care of your purses: Hanging Purse Handbag Organizer
Messy handbag, cluttered purse.
If you have kids, you would know that your purse becomes the collect all for everything you might need when you are out. I know my bag is always filled with toy cars, crayons, paper, snacks, sanitizer and then my own personal items. It’s annoying when I switch bags and I forget to empty something that my child suddenly feels is vital to their existence when not at home cue melt down. While you are at home, take the time to clean out all of those purses and handbags and use just one insert (or two depending on size) to easily move items from bag to bag for when you go back out again. Here is my solution for a great handbag helper: Felt Handbag Purse Insert Organizer
Dirty jewelry dulling your shine.
You may not be wearing much jewelry right now while being at home, but if you are wearing your key pieces (wedding rings etc.) and are doing a lot of hand-washing and moisturizing, you might find that your jewelry is way dirtier than you imagined and is starting to look dull. Add to the fact that your jeweler is probably closed, so no free cleanings there for a while. You can do it at home and clean off all that water/soap/lotion residue gently with an ultrasonic cleaner designed especially for high quality jewelry. Here is my solution for getting your sparkle back: Magnasonic Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaning Machine.
Hopefully, these items will help solve some of your around the house woes, they have helped me. For more ideas and articles from Work It Women, check out our top posts!