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Elle’s Unnecessary Recommendations

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Elle Michelle Yang
Elle Michelle Yang
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Uncategorized stuff I recommend, organized by the location in which I associate the thing.

Here are some (often quite specific) things that I find underrated.1 The list is in no particular order.

Airplane #

  • Cabeau Evolution Neck Pillow: the only neck pillow that successfully constricts my neck comfortably without choking me.2
  • Comfortable noise-canceling, over-the-ear headphones: it really helps you sleep when a baby is crying a few seats over…

Bathroom #

Closet #

  • Hanging shelves: something like this is a total space saver.
  • Mesh bras: I prefer minimal fabric but also an underwire. I wear these, but I’m not completely happy with the non-mesh fabric, which can feel a bit plastic-y and stiff.

Fitness #

Kitchen #

Non-perishables #

  • Chef’s knife, 6 inches: because 8 inches is too intimidating 😳
  • Instant PotⓇ: omg it’s not just for lazy students…

Perishables #

Outdoors #

  • Small backpack: I prefer them to purses. Idk, I’m a girl; my clothes rarely have sizable pockets.
  • Reebok Club C 85: it’s comfortable and functional and stylish (imo).

Room #

Bed #

  • Heated underblanket: I run cold in my sleep.
  • Foldable memory foam mattress: these things are super comfortable and perfect for house guests. Or yourself when you’re temporarily bed-less 😅

Nightstand #

Surfaces #

  • Super bright lights: thank you to my current housemate, whose lights I copied. I also have this – they call it “mood lighting” for a reason!

Table #

Ubiquitous #

  • Hydro Flask Bottles: just a great, no-frills water bottle. It’s double insulated and dishwasher safe.3


Last update: September 16, 2023

  1. It may be more or less relevant to certain demographics 🙂 ↩︎

  2. Um, not really my kink :p ↩︎

  3. By the way, if you don’t want it to smell funky over time, probably don’t fill it with non-water substances. ↩︎