10 Random-but-Useful June Purchases PureWow Staffers Are Obsessed With

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If you're anything like us, online shopping is second nature at this point. Just hearing the doorbell ring, knowing FedEx is there with our package, has the power to lift our mood, any day of the week. (Bonus points if they happen to be the kind of magical products that are totally game-changing).

In the spirit of helping you find a few more of those kinds of incredible discoveries, we've rounded up a selection of our favorite random-but-useful products that we've been using constantly since we purchased them in the last month. From a nifty pot strainer for all those delectable mac and cheese meals to a magnetic phone stand, here are the items PureWow staffers loved in June.

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pot strainer

1. Killer's Instinct Outdoors Pot Strainer

Senior Editor of Special Projects Rachel Bowie is obsessed with this new kitchen tool."This has changed my life—from all the mac and cheese I make for my son, but also pasta in general. No colander required," she raves. It fits up to a 10-inch diameter pan or pot and it's dishwasher safe.

duffle bag

2. Bagsmart Weekender Bag

"I really wanted a bag that had a slide pocked to attach to the handles of a rolling suitcase," says Senior Commerce Editor, Pamela Masin. "This felt essential to have as someone who was going on their first flight in over three years and wanted to upgrade from using a backpack as my personal item. It features so many pockets and compartments for easy organization, including a separate padded section for a laptop and a zippered exterior pocket to store a boarding pass and headphones. I packed it to the brim and never felt like it was going to tear and had zero issues with it considered as my personal item." OK, we're sold.

microfiber face pads

3. Eurow Store Makeup Removal Cleaning Cloth

Commerce Editor Olivia Dubyak has left her makeup wipes in the past with these mini cloths. "I love using these little pads with my micellar water to remove my makeup and to apply my glycolic acid. They're incredibly soft, which I love, because I have very sensitive skin so my regular washcloths can irritate my face. They're also a more sustainable alternative to makeup wipes and more affordable." You can purchase these in a four- or ten-pack.

athletic greens
Athletic Greens

4. Athletic Greens

Assistant Editor Stephanie Meraz is loving the boost of energy she gets from starting her day off with this greens powder. "I love drinking it every morning on an empty stomach before my coffee. It makes me feel like I’m giving my body the vitamins and minerals it needs for the day right off the bat, while also knowing I need to continue to feed my body healthy, nutrient-dense foods throughout the day. And what I love about it is how clean it is. You’re getting the real and raw ingredients and giving your gut, immunity, energy and recovery a big boost."

kids chair

5. Hiccapop Portable Baby Booster Seat

We love a savvy parent hack, and this mini folding chair is too cute. "Most places near me don’t have any baby accommodations (jerks) and this little thing can strap to a normal chair or you can plant it on the ground and for the price, it’s surprisingly really sturdy and well made," says Executive Editor Dara Katz. "You can also take it to the park or in the car with you and pull it out whenever you need to feed the bebe."

cat door stop

6. Evelots Cat Draft Stopper

This kitty draft stopper is a functional and adorable item to add to your home, according to Assigning Commerce Editor Nicole Briese. "Not only will this baby help keep heat in in the winter (and AC in the summer), it keeps odors from apartment living situations OUT. Your neighbor who's always cooking with too much garlic? Yeah, this will stop that. The, ahem, mid-day 'herb' smoker in 2C? Not your problem. Beyond all of that, this is just plain old cute."

magnetic phone stand

7. Mophie Portable Magnetic Stand

Managing Editor Catrina Yohay has loved the ease of this nifty phone holder after a wrist surgery. "This little phone stand has been a lifesaver for FaceTiming and social scrolling! I can just pop it on and chat with my mom over FaceTime or watch Instagram stories hands-free while sipping coffee or multitasking (love that I'm not hunching or craning my neck anymore as well). It also folds up to about the size of an iPhone, so it's perfect for travel–it's my husband's go-to for movie watching while flying." Heads up: You need a MagSafe compatible phone for this one.

crayola clay

8. Crayola Model Magic Deluxe Variety Pack

In need of a life-changing product to distract your child when she's feeling bored? Executive Editor Candace Davison says her daughter loves this pack of clay. "They're great for flights and road trips, or just waiting for dinner at a restaurant with an antsy kid. It's amazing how much time my daughter and her friends will spend molding things out of clay," she says.

shower foot stand

9. Elevease Shower Step

"I’m obsessed with this thing," says Home Commerce Editor Sydney Meister. "It’s saved me from rolling up to dates with bloody legs from shaving this summer (and it doesn’t take up too much corner space in my tiny shower)." This little plastic step pops right into the corner of your shower and you can place your legs on it to get better shaving or self-tanning angles.

car cleaning goo

10. Pulidiki Car Cleaning Gel

Senior Editor Dana Dickey says this lump of gel keeps her car nice and clean without paying for a professional cleaning. "It’s an easy, quick little device that gets the gunk out of my car air vents and the crumbs out of cracks in my car console. Like a profesh car detailing job, but I don’t have to be away from my car that long." Once the gel turns black after several uses, you'll know it's time to get a new one.

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Olivia Dubyak

Commerce Editor

Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to...
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