8 Clever Mask Accessories + More You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Solve (new) everyday problems, like where to hang your face mask or how to deal with fogging glasses, using these smart buys.

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February 12, 2021

As we continue to wear face masks, regularly wash and sanitize our hands, and social distance, many of us find ourselves confronting unique "pandemic pain points." Maybe your glasses fog up every time you step outside with your mask, or you're constantly misplacing (and then replacing) your mini bottles of hand sanitizer. Below, we're sharing our favorite products that will help you overcome everyday inconveniences and make "the new normal" a bit easier.

West Elm

Expertly avoid high-touch areas like doorknobs, keypads, elevator buttons and more with this clever tool from Craighill. The brass-crafted device is shaped like the Greek letter Sigma, so you can press buttons or hook it over door handles without actually making contact with germy surfaces. Just stick it on your keyring and wipe it down when you get home.

Urban Outfitters

Buying identical face masks seemed like a good idea at the time, but now you can't tell them apart or remember which ones you already wore this week. Sound familiar? Solve the all-too-common problem by switching to this "Day of the Week" set. Each mask features a unique print and is slightly flexible for a comfortable fit.

West Elm

Resist the urge to hang clean face masks from your car's rearview mirror, and instead, keep them in this convenient carrying case. The zippered pouch resembles a typical CD holder but opens to reveal four storage pouches that can hold five face masks each. You can toss the case into your purse or leave it in your glove compartment, and always have a fresh mask on hand.

Urban Outfitters

Give your reusable face mask a quick, refreshing spritz between stops with this deodorizing fabric spray. Aloe vera, pine extract and chamomile water combine with your choice of scent to revitalize your face mask and provide a more comfortable wear while you're out and about.


Keep your most important accessory close at all times with this clip-on pouch for your mini hand sanitizer. The playfully printed case helps you easily locate the bottle on your keys or in your bag. The case also comes in three colors and includes a bottle of sanitizer with an ethanol content of 74 percent.


Wearing glasses and a face mask at the same time shouldn't be aggravating. Stop the fogging before it begins with this innovative spray for your lenses. The bottle contains two ounces of an all-natural water mist formula that's safe for your eyes, skin and glasses. You'll just spray, wipe away and go about your day. And for just $10 a bottle, you should definitely snag two and keep one in your purse and another in your car.


When you need to give your ears a break or enjoy a breath of fresh air while you walk the dog, you'll be glad you have this gold-plated "Love" chain to keep your mask close without decontaminating it. The large oval links offer a nod to vintage style, while the spring clasps effortlessly clip onto your straps.


Now more than ever, it's important to clean your smartphone. And thanks to this handy device, you can neutralize bacteria and charge your battery from the comfort of your desk or bed. The innovative PhoneSoap 3 UV Sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of germs and fits all smartphones and most case sizes. You can read our full review below.


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