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The Best Problem-Solving Products Under $25

These smart buys solve life's little, annoying problems in a snap. Plus, they're all under $25.

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Life's hard enough without the small annoyances that make your daily routine that much more frustrating. Luckily, these problem-solving products are here to save the day. From keeping your guacamole fresh for days to fixing the scratches on your furniture and preserving your favorite sweater, these handy products tackle every one of those irritating problems you've dealt with time and time again. Best of all? They're all under $25!

Problem Solvers for the Living Room

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Anti-Curling Rug Pads

PROBLEM: The rug is curling up, making you more prone to accidents.

SOLUTION: This handy set of anti-curling pads keeps those corners secure, while also keeping the rug in place on your floor so it doesn't move around. This sticks to any floor securely but is easily removable.

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Sofa Cup Holder

PROBLEM: You never have a place to put your drink when you're on the couch.

SOLUTION: This brilliant silicone couch cup holder — it has weighted ends and a resin base that prevents it from slipping — works on fabric or leather and fits anything from a coffee cup to a remote control. It's safe to use with hot or cold beverages and comes in a few fun colors.

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Touch-Up Wood Repair Markers

PROBLEM: That pesky scratch on your beloved wood furniture.

SOLUTION: These felt-tipped markers and wax sticks fix the problem in minutes. Color them on any scratch, let dry a few minutes and you're done. They come in a pack with a few colors that easily match with maple, oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany or espresso-colored wood, and the kit includes a wax stick sharpener. They work on everything from floors to furniture.

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Problem-Solving Products for Living Rooms

Problem-Solving Products for Living Rooms

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Removing dog hair from pillow

Pet Fur and Lint Remover Brush

PROBLEM : Your sofa looks like a dog bed. SOLUTION : A pet hair collector that's the size of a lint roller without the sticky sheets. Simply glide this handheld wand (because it's that magical) over a pillow, chair cushion, car seat or piece of clothing while the soft bristles do the dirty work. When you're done, simply remove the base to dispose of trapped hair.

A Game-Changing Lint and Pet Hair Remover

A Game-Changing Lint and Pet Hair Remover

Problem solvers for the kitchen.

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Reusable Silicone Food Savers

PROBLEM : You're tired of wasting leftover produce. SOLUTION : Preserve the freshness of leftover fruits and vegetables with silicone food savers. Push the leftover food into the silicone cap, and save it in your fridge until you need it again. The food savers create a seal to keep things fresh and prevent exposure to circulating air.

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Clip-on Silicone Strainer

PROBLEM: You're tight on kitchen storage and prep space. SOLUTION: Made of silicone, this clip-on collapsible colander attaches to any pot or pan so you can easily strain out pasta water, sauces and more. It takes up a lot less space than a large colander bowl and helps you dirty fewer pots.

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Easy-Grip Jar Opener

PROBLEM: That hot sauce lid's not coming off anytime soon. SOLUTION: In swoops the easy-grip jar opener that fits lids or caps of any size. The patented design is perfect for kids or those with limited mobility. Just grip, twist and enjoy.

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Over-the-Sink Drying Rack

PROBLEM: Your dish rack is taking up all the space in your kitchen. SOLUTION: Try this silicone-coated dish rack: It folds up easily so it virtually takes up no space in your kitchen, and it has steel insides to securely hold anything from a set of glasses to your heaviest pan right above the sink to dry with ease. It can also be used as a trivet, a colander or a cooling rack because it's heat-resistant.

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Stainless-Steel Odor Absorber

PROBLEM : Your hands smell like onion. SOLUTION : Washing your hands with soap and water doesn't remove the smell of garlic and onion after a chopping spree. To remove unwanted scents from your hands, simply rub the bar between your hands like traditional soap under water for 30 seconds. Since the Rub-A-Way Bar is made from stainless steel, you'll never need to replace it like you would a standard bar of soap.

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Flex Pot Clip

PROBLEM: Where's that extra hand in the kitchen when you need one? SOLUTION: The utensil pot clip attaches directly to the pot or pan edge and holds utensils in place while you're cooking. The flexible opening is designed to fit a variety of kitchen-tool shapes, and the silicone and stainless-steel materials are heat-resistant. Now you can keep kitchen tools within easy reach and off the stovetop.

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Adjustable Baggy Rack

PROBLEM: Your kitchen counter is a mess after putting food into a storage bag. SOLUTION: This sandwich bag opener gives you hands-free control of your food storage bag. Anything tricky to pour such as soup or sauce can be transferred into the storage bag without messes or spilling. The rack can fit bags up to one gallon in size.

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Cast Iron Cleaner

PROBLEM: Your beloved cast iron pan is difficult to clean.

SOLUTION: Wash off the grit AND preserve the flavor with soap-less, detergent-free grit removal. You don’t need to fear your seasoning being stripped off by harsh soap or cleaners. With The Ringer, all you need is warm water and you’re good to go.

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Problem solvers for the bathroom.

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Toothpaste Squeezers

PROBLEM: You can never get that last bit of toothpaste out.

SOLUTION: This three-pack of toothpaste squeezers couldn't be easier to use: just insert and rotate with the handle, and you'll get every bit of your money's worth out of that tube. It works on tubes made from plastic or aluminum, and you can even use it with things like shaving cream or moisturizer.

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Mini Spatulas

PROBLEM : You're tired of slamming your almost-empty makeup on the counter. SOLUTION : This money-saving tool will allow you to use every last drop of your bottled products. The Spatty comes in two sizes, and each one can fit inside small openings to scoop out stubborn cosmetics.

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Drain Stop and Hair Catcher

PROBLEM : Your tub always gets clogged. SOLUTION : Try this dual-functioning hair catcher and drain stop. Press the center button to allow water flow and use it as a hair catcher, or push on the upturned edges to snap the valve shut and use it as a drain stop.

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Bath Overflow Drain Cover

PROBLEM: You want to take a nice, long bath without hearing water trickle down the drain. SOLUTION: This bath overflow drain cover seals securely around your overflow drain to safely increase water depth by inches . This means a deeper, warmer bath so you can soak in peace.

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Shower Gel Bottle Holders

PROBLEM: You don't have enough space in your shower to hold all of your favorite bath products. SOLUTION: These self-adhesive bottle holders adhere easily to your bath and shower walls to provide easy access to your most-used and most-loved products, from shower gel to shampoo. Talk about a spa-like experience!

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Fogless Shower Mirror

PROBLEM: Your mirror always fogs up just when you need it.

SOLUTION: Whether it's a shave, tweezing or makeup application — nothing stops your bathroom routine faster than a foggy mirror. This fogless version has a rotating arm that you can easily adjust and is easy to install onto mirrors or into the shower with its suction cup. There's even a little hook for a razor.

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Silicone Hair Tool Holder

PROBLEM: Your hot hair tools are always tangled and disorganized in your bathroom or left out to cool on the countertop all day. SOLUTION: This silicone hair tool holder fits nicely inside your vanity drawer, creating a safe spot to store hot hair tools, like your curling iron or hair straightener. Plus, there's plenty of space to wrap the cord around the tools and store them, keeping them out of sight and hidden until you need them again.

5 Problem-Solving Products for the Bathroom

5 Problem-Solving Products for the Bathroom

Problem solvers for the bedroom.

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Smart Plugs

PROBLEM: You hate getting out of bed to turn off the light. SOLUTION: Make anything "smart" with smart plugs. Simply plug it in and control from anywhere. We're talking lamps, fans and more.

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White Noise Machine

PROBLEM: You have trouble sleeping with outside noise coming through the windows. SOLUTION: Block out unwanted noise with a portable sound machine. The Lectrofan is a portable white noise machine that comes with 20 different soundscapes and is loop-free to avoid interruption so you sleep soundly through the night.

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Smart Dimmable Bulbs

PROBLEM: Your overhead lighting isn't giving off much ... ambiance. SOLUTION: Customize any light with smart dimmable bulbs. You can adjust the brightness from your phone and even set a schedule for waking up or winding down.

5 Problem-Solving Products for Bedrooms

5 Problem-Solving Products for Bedrooms

Problem solvers for the laundry room.

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Magnetic Ironing Mat

PROBLEM : You don't have space for an ironing board. SOLUTION: For side-by-side washers and dryers, lay this mat on top and you instantly have a heat-safe surface for ironing. Magnets sewn into the mat will keep it in place, and the mat folds up for easy, compact storage.

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Lint Brush Vent Trap Cleaner

PROBLEM: Stubborn lint buildup in your dryer. SOLUTION: This sturdy but flexible brush is long and narrow and can fit into any lint trap so you can swipe up lint in one fell swoop after each dry cycle to keep the lint trap clean.

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Dryer Vent Cleaner Vacuum Hose Attachment

PROBLEM: Your vacuum won't fit behind your heavy washer and dryer. SOLUTION: Keeping the lint trap and dryer duct is important to ensure your dryer doesn't become a fire hazard. For really hard-to-reach spots like the dryer duct and the nooks and crannies around your dryer, use this flexible vacuum hose attachment to suck up any dust and lint.

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Wad-Free Bed Sheet Detangler

PROBLEM: Your sheets are always tangling, twisting and balling up in the washer and dryer. SOLUTION: As seen on Shark Tank , Wad-Free for Bed Sheets is a nifty gadget where you can insert the corners of sheets before tossing them in the washer and dryer to prevent the sheets from tangling up. Plus, it helps your sheets dry faster, meaning you save energy by not running your dryer as long.

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Pet Hair Removal Tool

PROBLEM: Your clothes (and washer and dryer) are always covered in pet hair. SOLUTION: Just toss one of these reusable FurZappers into your washer or dryer to effectively remove pet hair from your clothes and your pet's bedding. Lint and hair are picked up and rinsed away in the wash or moved into the lint trap of your dryer.

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Bamboo Charcoal Air Freshener

PROBLEM: Your shoes smell bad. SOLUTION: These natural, air-purifying bags are an easy and convenient way to maintain fresh, dry and odorless shoes, gym bags, luggage and sports equipment. Simply place the charcoal bags inside the affected area and leave overnight. To reactivate, place the bags outside in the sun once a month for at least an hour. With proper care, they'll last up to two years, and at the end of the bag's lifespan, you can recycle the bamboo charcoal into the soil.

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Sweater Shaver and Cashmere Comb

PROBLEM: A favorite sweater just won't stop pilling.

SOLUTION: These sweater combs come two in a pack: One comb works for any sweater, and the other works for gentle cashmere. Both do the same thing; however, they remove the lint and pilling that makes your beloved favorites look worn. You can even use these on couches or bed sheets.

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Wool Dryer Balls

PROBLEM: You're always running out of those wasteful dryer sheets.

SOLUTION: These dryer balls — made of 100-percent New Zealand wool — actually tackle a few problems; they eliminate the need for dryer sheets, which saves you money over time, and they also make your laundry fluffier, too. The balls bounce around, separating the laundry and helping it to dry 25-percent faster without any static. Wool dryer balls also don't contain harsh chemicals like dryer sheets often do. If you really love the scent of sheets, you can use drops of essential oil on these as well.

4 Problem-Solving Laundry Products

4 Problem-Solving Laundry Products

Problem solvers for everywhere else.

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Bag Carrier

PROBLEM: You're tired of struggling to carry lots of bags to the car. SOLUTION: This nifty gadget is the easiest way to carry groceries, shopping bags and dry cleaning quickly and comfortably. It distributes weight evenly, allowing you to carry more bags in one trip.

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Nail Polish Holder

PROBLEM : You haven't mastered at-home manicures. SOLUTION : The Tweexy wearable polish holder fits all finger sizes and all nail polish bottles, making DIY manicures even easier.

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Car Garbage Bin

PROBLEM: Your car is always a mess.

SOLUTION: This car garbage can has hundreds of five-star reviews for a reason: it's an easy way to keep your car clean. The adjustable straps can easily secure this to wherever it's most convenient, plus the Oxford cloth and sturdy plastic bottom are strong and leak-proof. One reviewer wrote: " I use this wastebasket in my car all the time. It holds quite a lot and keeps garbage from getting under the car seats before you can make a stop to clean your car."

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Purse Organizer Insert

PROBLEM: You can't find anything in your purse when you need it.

SOLUTION: With three exterior pockets, 10 interior pockets, a detachable center pocket with a sturdy zipper and a detachable lanyard for your keys, this is the thing that will keep your purse in check. The felt design is cute and comes in a few colors and sizes.

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23 genius products that solve every little annoying problem in your life

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These days, there's seemingly a product for everything . And while it doesn't make sense to fill your home with one-function knick-knacks, sometimes investing in a gadget or accessory makes sense if it eliminates daily inconveniences. 

Whether you want to be outside (but hate the heat wave right now ) or want to wash your hands without dirtying the sink handles in the process , there are plenty of home upgrades that feel subtle but add up to make a huge difference. So whether you want a mess-free pancake mixer , a bike helmet that fits easily in your bag , or an alarm clock that doesn't abruptly wake you up , keep reading to see our favorite products to solve all of life's most annoying problems.

23 products that solve every little problem you have:

A hat that physically cools you down in the heat.

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Mission Cooling Performance Hat, available on Amazon, $19.88

If you're bogged down by the current heat waves, this baseball cap gets 23 degrees cooler when you wet it , making it a genius (and affordable) hack for those summer hikes. 

A cheap survival bracelet for any mild hiking emergencies

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Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet, available on Amazon, $10.99

Whether you stumble upon any hiking issues (or just want some peace of mind when you're on a particularly long one), this survival bracelet packs a punch . It comes with a 10-foot paracord, compass, fire starter, and small cutting tool.

A $25 plug that turns your living space into a smart home

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Amazon Smart Plug, available on Amazon, $24.99

Simply put, this plug turns any outlet into one that can be voice-controlled, whether it's for your coffee maker or TV . It's especially handy if you live in a big home and want a few more appliances to be hands-free.

A foldable bike helmet to save space

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Closca Bike Helmet, available on Amazon, $39.90

One of our favorite bike helmets and best products we've ever tested , this super-lightweight helmet folds down to almost half its size for easy backpack storage.

Clear pop containers for decluttered kitchens

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OXO Good Grips 8-Piece POP Container, available on Amazon, $67.95

If half-filled bags of flour are the bane of your existence, these clear, easy-to-use plastic containers are perfect for storing and labeling all your ingredients without having to desperately fumble around your shelves every time you need baking soda.

A longer charging cable for easy bedtime phone use

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Native Union Night 10 ft charging cable, available on Amazon, $39.99

Our favorite long charging cable , this one is 10 feet long and comes with a weighted, durable design to last a lot longer than your regular phone charger.

A sleek box to hide your tangled cables

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Iron Forge Cable Cable Management Box, available on Amazon, $25.99

A TikTok-famous hack , this cable management box neatly tucks away and hides any messy floor cables for a cleaner look.

A pancake batter mixer for a mess-free breakfast

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Whiskware Pancake Batter Dispenser and Mixer, available on Amazon, $16.99

This genius product is huge on TikTok for a reason : all you have to do is add ingredients to the bottle, let the wire whisk device at the bottom mix everything together, and use the nozzle to dispense evenly sized pancakes every time.

A scraper to get rid of stubborn sink grime

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WEUPE Razor Blade Scraper Tool, available on Amazon, $9.99

This razor-sharp scraper has made the rounds on TikTok as an easy cleaning hack. It has some weight, making it easy to grip and control as you scrape away the grime that just won't wash off.

Silicone food bags when Tupperware is too clunky

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Zip Top Reusable Food Storage Bags, available on Amazon, $38.39

Essentially sturdier Ziploc bags, these TikTok-famous silicone bags are incredibly easy to close and save a lot of space compared to standard Tupperware. They're also freezer- and microwave-friendly.

A beach day changing mat that turns into a bag

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Ho Stevie! Durable Wetsuit Changing Mat/Waterproof Dry-Bag, available on Amazon, $19.97

For those who hate having soggy beach clothes in the car , this mat folds up into a waterproof bag when you're done, so your wet swimsuit doesn't dampen up all your other stuff.

A sunrise alarm clock to make waking up less abrupt

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Hatch Restore alarm clock, available on Amazon, $129.99

Our favorite customizable sunrise alarm clock , this model can be controlled with an app and has plenty of light and sound options to make waking up even more natural and easy.

An extendable duster to reach every possible corner

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OXO Good Grips Microfiber Extendable Duster, available on Amazon, $17.99

This is our favorite duster for one simple reason: it's easily extendable to get all the spots you wouldn't reach otherwise, like ceiling fans or the top part of your blinds.

An under-desk treadmill if you hate sitting at a desk all day

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GOYOUTH 2 in 1 Under Desk Electric Treadmill, available on Amazon, $379.99

Our favorite under-desk treadmill , this model is strong and durable for its price and is a great option for anyone working from home who desires more movement.

A sleek, hands-free faucet

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Delta Faucet Trinsic Touch Kitchen Faucet, available on Amazon, $598.98

This is our favorite kitchen faucet because of how advanced it is for the price — you can tap the faucet itself to turn it on and off when you have dirty hands. Plus, it has a color-changing LED to indicate water temperature.

A pillow for side-sleepers with neck pain

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Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow with Adjustable Filler, available on Amazon, $139.99

If you're a known side-sleeper who wakes up with an achy neck, this adjustable, sturdy pillow gives your neck much-needed support during the night.

Tik-Tok famous cleaning paste

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Stardrops Cleaning Paste, available on Amazon, $19.99

The Pink Stuff is all over TikTok because of its versatility — you can use it on everything from white leather sneakers to kitchenware . 

Sustainable alternatives to paper towels

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Skoy Cloth Reusable Swedish Dishcloth, available on Amazon, $13.99

If you care about the environment *and* blow through a roll of paper towels every week, these Swedish dishcloths are sustainably made, compostable, and machine washable.

A bagel "guillotine" for easy breakfasts

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Hoan The Original Bagel Guillotine Universal Slicer, available on Amazon, $19.99

Besides being really fun to use, this clever device makes it less annoying to slice up bagels — especially if you're making them for a big group.

A bestselling egg cooker for easy eggs, anytime

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DASH Rapid Egg Cooker, available on Amazon, $16.99

This $17 egg cooker does it all — it makes hard boiled eggs without boiling water, poaches eggs with almost no work on your end, and creates scrambled eggs and omelettes in a snap.

A cute dispenser to get the right amount of dish soap every time

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Soap Daddy, available on The Smile Shop, $12.99

As seen all over TikTok , this little dispenser has an easy push-down feature to get a perfect dollop of soap on your sponge or hands without having to squeeze a near-empty bottle every time.

The comfiest gripper socks for no-slip workouts

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Women's Gripper Ankle Socks and Men's Gripper Ankle Socks , available on Bombas, from $15

Whether you need them for yoga class or just your home's hardwood floors , these gripper socks keep you from slipping and also offer an especially comfy fit. 

A motion- and voice-activated trash can you never have to touch

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Simplehuman Kitchen Recycling Trash Can with Voice and Motion Sensor, available on Amazon, (currently OOS)

If you're willing to shell out $250 for a garbage can, this one is well worth the money for anyone who *hates* touching the lid. Beyond its hands-free motion and voice controls, it has compartments for both trash and recycling and even a storage space for new liners.

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47 clever products that solve your nagging little problems

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Whenever I have a pesky problem around the house — for example, I personally am tired of scrubbing food and oil spills off the stove burners — I can always find a product on Amazon to help me out. If you're in the same boat, I've got good news: This list is packed with clever products that solve those nagging little problems , including these stove burner covers that you can stick in the dishwasher.

Whether you're looking to improve your kitchen, home office, personal hygiene routine, or any other area of your life, there are plenty of helpful products to discover here. Let's say you want to start with the kitchen — you can find an adjustable measuring spoon that saves space in your drawers, a wall-mounted magnetic knife bar that keeps your most used utensils within reach, and a rack that organizes all your pots and pans . From there, you can optimize your workspace with a memory foam wrist rest and a mesh back support cushion for your desk chair . Those are just a few of the problem-solving products featured below, and there's sure to be one that helps with your most annoying inconvenience.

So, get ready to improve your life with these clever (and often very affordable) items, which are all available on Amazon and just a few clicks away from arriving at your door.

1. This sleek magnetic knife bar that holds your most-used utensils

Modern Innovations Magnetic Knife Bar

Keep your kitchen knives easily accessible with this sleek magnetic knife bar . The space-saving bar is made from durable stainless steel with a fully magnetic surface that'll keep your most used kitchen utensils within reach while you're cooking. Also great: It's easy to install, and mounting hardware is included.

2. An ergonomic footrest that improves posture & increases circulation

Scriptract Ergonomic Foot Rest

If you're spending long hours at your desk, you can be more comfortable with this ergonomic foot rest . It's made from high-rebound foam with a soft velvet cover and nonslip base, and it keeps your feet slightly elevated to improve posture and increase circulation. The cover is removable and machine-washable, and there's a built-in carrying handle for easy portability.

  • Available colors and styles: 9

3. A trash bag holder that fits on cabinets & drawers

Lunies Over-the-Cabinet Trash Bag Holder

Save yourself a few trips to the dumpster with this over-the-cabinet trash bag holder . It's easy to install on cabinets, drawers, and doors, and it allows you to reuse plastic bags to gather food scraps and other items. Reviewers rave about how this trash bag holder makes meal prep quick and easy.

4. An easy-to-install organizer that tames messy cords

Baskiss Cord Management Organizer (3-Pack)

With this highly rated cord management organizer , messy cables are a thing of the past. The self-adhesive, flexible silicone clip has multiple slots, so you can keep charging cables and USB cords neat and easily accessible. Each pack contains three clips with three, five, and seven slots.

5. These bamboo charcoal bags that absorb & neutralize odors

Marsheepy Bamboo Charcoal Deodorizer Bags (12-Pack)

These bamboo charcoal deodorizer bags absorb and neutralize odors to freshen the air naturally, and they're easy to place wherever you need them most; think: in the closet, fridge, car, by the litter box, and inside smelly gym shoes. Plus, the bags can be reused for up to two years — just place them in the sun for a few hours once a month to refresh.

6. A cleaning gel that lifts dust from hard-to-clean areas

Colorcoral Cleaning Gel (5-Pack)

Need an easy way to lift dust and food crumbs off your keyboard, car vents, electronics and other hard-to-clean areas? This flexible dust cleaning gel will do the trick. Just press the reusable, biodegradable gel onto whatever you're cleaning, and it'll collect dust and debris with ease.

7. A portable steamer that quickly gets clothes wrinkle-free

OGHom Portable Clothes Steamer

Remove wrinkles in no time, with no ironing required, thanks to this portable clothes steamer . The lightweight and compact steamer heats up quickly and produces up to 15 minutes of steam to remove wrinkles from various types of fabric, including silk, dress shirts, and suits.

8. A space-saving tower power strip with built-in wireless charging

GLCON Power Strip with Wireless Charging

This tower power strip features six outlets, four USB ports, and built-in wireless charging, so it's a great way to power up all your devices while saving space. Both levels of the tower have individual on/off switches, and the power strip offers protection against surges, lightning, and overloads. Choose from white and black.

9. A clip-on sleeve that holds your favorite lip balm

Designs in July Clip-On Chapstick Sleeve

Say goodbye to digging through pockets and bags to find your lip balm. This stretchy clip-on lip balm sleeve attaches easily to your keychain or bag, ensuring hydration is always within reach. Choose from nine styles and shapes, including sleeves designed for round EOS lip balm cases.

10. A pet hair remover that reviewers swear by

DELOMO Pet Hair Remover

Reviewers write that this pet hair remover is a "game changer" and "surprisingly amazing." It lifts fur from rugs and upholstery in just a couple passes, and the collection chamber is easy to open, so you can dump the hair in the trash. It's pretty much endlessly reusable and is more eco-friendly than adhesive paper rollers.

11. A self-adhesive memo board you can stick on your computer monitor

Lechay Monitor Memo Board

This monitor memo board makes it easy to leave yourself notes and reminders right by your computer screen. The transparent memo board measures 11 by 3 inches, and the self adhesive makes it super quick to install on your monitor, so your work area will be more organized in no time.

12. These drawer organizers for socks & underwear

Qozary Dunerwear Drawer Organizer (2-Pack)

Want to instantly organize your messy sock drawer? This two-pack of drawer organizers are great for keeping socks and underwear neat and easy to grab when you're getting dressed. The organizers are made from durable fabric, and you can choose between 16 and 24 storage cells and seven colors, including gray, beige, and pink.

13. These double-sided adhesive stickers that keep small items in place

BUSOHA Sticky Adhesive Putty (350 Count)

This sticky adhesive putty can be used on smooth surfaces to keep lots of items in place, like vases, potted plants, desktop decor, and so much more. The small, clear stickers are double-sided, so you can just peel and stick wherever you want, and they're easy to remove as well. Each pack contains 350 pieces.

14. These kitchen shears that cut veggies, meat, pizza, & more

Acelone Heavy-Duty Kitchen Shears

Use these heavy-duty kitchen shears to quickly cut veggies, meat, pizza, and more, with no chopping board required. The scissors have rust-resistant stainless steel blades and comfortable nonslip handles, and you can choose from five colors, including lime green, violet, and orange. Also great: There's a built-in bottle opener and nutcracker, so you can do even more with one handy kitchen tool.

15. A reminder board that helps you track your dog's feeding schedule

DYFTD 'Did You Feed the Dog?' Reminder

This dog feeding reminder board helps you answer the eternal question, "Did you feed the dog?" The easy-to-install reminder board features color-coded slider tabs so you can note each time you've fed the the pup every day of the week. The board has magnets on the back so you can stick it to the fridge, and adhesive tabs are also included.

16. A daily planner designed to improve productivity, so you can hit your goals

Panda Planner 2021 Daily Planner

The highly rated Panda Planner has three sections — daily, weekly, and monthly — to help you stay organized and reach your goals. Each section of the undated, 90-day planner is designed so you can prioritize tasks and review the days and weeks to help you focus on what went well and where you can improve productivity.

17. These hanging hooks that attach to your closet rod

mDesign Over The Rod Hanging Closet Accessory Hook (8-Pack)

These hanging closet storage hooks are designed to hook onto the rod, creating more storage space for bags, ties, belts, jackets, and more. Sold in an eight-pack, each hook is made of durable steel wire with a rust-resistant finish, and reviewers love that they're super sturdy and easy to install.

18. An extendable scraper brush for cleaning snow off your car

BIRDROCK HOME Extendable Ice Scraper

When winter weather hits, cleaning snow off your car is easy thanks to this extendable ice scraper . It features a comfortable cushioned grip and thick-bristled brush with a pivoting head, so you can sweep away snow at various angles, and the durable jaws and scraper cut through even the toughest ice. Plus, it extends from 35 to 50 inches, so hard-to-reach areas are a breeze to clean. You can also opt for compact and deluxe extendable versions.

19. A sanitizing toothbrush case with a built-in UV lamp

DOCHI QUEEN UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

For an easy way to sanitize your toothbrush, store it in this highly rated UV toothbrush holder . The portable case features a UV-C lamp that eliminates bacteria on your toothbrush head, so you can feel better about sticking it in your mouth. The rechargeable case is compatible with various toothbrushes, even electric ones, and it comes with an adhesive sticker for wall mounting.

20. A door draft stopper that blocks breezes, noise, & more

ANNDELU Door Draft Stopper

Block breezes, light, and noise from creeping under your door with this easy-to-install door draft stopper . The dual-sided draft stopper is made of foam pieces that can be trimmed down to the perfect size, and the fabric cover comes in two colors: black and gray.

21. This mesh back support cushion for your desk chair

Samyoung Mesh Back Support

If your desk chair isn't supportive enough, add this mesh back support to help align your spine and prevent back pain. The breathable mesh cushion has an adjustable strap, so it can be placed in the most comfortable position on your chair, and the center is covered in massage beads for added comfort.

22. A collapsible cutting board with a built-in colander

QiMH Collapsible Cutting Board with Colander

Short on kitchen space? This three-in-one collapsible cutting board with a colander is a great way to save room. The silicone basket has a drain plug, so it can be used as a colander and washing tub when opened, and it functions as a cutting board when closed flat. Choose from four colors: gray, green, blue, and red.

23. These self-adhesive door stoppers that protect walls from damage

GroTheory Self-Adhesive Door Stoppers (4-Pack)

Prevent door handles from bumping against walls with these self-adhesive door stoppers . Sold in packs of four and 12, the door stoppers are made from shock-absorbing silicone, and they stick easily to smooth surfaces. Bonus: You can also use them under furniture to prevent wobbling.

24. These exfoliating soap saver pouches

myHomeBody Soap Saver Pouch (2-Pack)

When bar soap gets too small to use, these soap saver pouches come to the rescue. Just place your bar of soap inside the textured pouch and use it to lather up and exfoliate your skin. Plus, placing soap inside the grippy pouch makes it much easier to hold onto — no more fumbling with slippery soap.

25. A leakproof salad dressing shaker with pour spout

OXO Good Grips Little Salad Dressing Shaker

Mix, pour, and store your own salad dressing with ease, thanks to this salad dressing shaker . The BPA-free shaker has a 1-cup capacity with measurement markings on the side, and the top creates a leakproof seal, so you can shake ingredients and flip the lever to pour. The shaker is dishwasher-safe and comes in two colors — green and black — and small and large sizes.

26. These stylish blue light-blocking glasses

livho Blue Light Blocking Glasses (2-Pack)

Logging long hours in front of the computer, phone, and tablet can cause eye fatigue and headaches, so it's worth wearing a pair of these blue light-blocking glasses to prevent eyestrain. The two-pack of glasses comes in eight color combinations, and the non-prescription lenses block blue light and glare without distorting color.

27. A book page holder for easy one-handed reading

TILISMA Book Page Holder

For easier one-handed reading, over 1,000 reviewers are fans of this book page holder . It's made from sleek walnut wood and fits over your thumb so it's easy to hold the pages down with one hand while reading, leaving your other hand free for things like sipping coffee.

  • Available sizes: Mini, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large

28. These super-absorbent Swedish dishcloths

Swedish Wholesale Odor Free Dishcloths (10-Pack)

These affordable Swedish dishcloths are like traditional dish towels and a super absorbent sponges rolled into one. And not only are these dishcloths durable and reusable, but they're also eco-friendly and can help reduce paper towel use in your home. Plus, the cloths are dishwasher- and washing machine-safe for easy cleaning. Choose from 10 colors, including blue, watermelon red, and assorted shades.

29. A humidifier that fits in your car's cupholder

InnoGear Ultrasonic Car Humidifier

Adding moisture to the air can help ease sinus congestion, dry skin, and more, and you can do that anywhere with this ultrasonic car humidifier . The USB-powered humidifier is small enough to fit in your car's cupholder or stash in your travel bag, and it features continuous and intermittent mist settings. What's more, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for aromatherapy on the go.

30. These foam fridge liners that help produce stay fresh for longer

Dualplex Refrigerator Shelf Liners (2-Pack)

Help produce stay fresh for longer with these fruit and veggie life extender shelf liners . The foam fridge liners allow air to circulate, preventing produce from spoiling so quickly, and they're easy to trim down to the perfect size. Each pack includes four bright green liners.

31. An ergonomic memory foam keyboard and mouse wrist rest set

Aelfox Memory Foam Keyboard Wrist Rest

This highly rated memory foam keyboard and mouse wrist rest combo offers ergonomic support to reduce strain while you work. The set comes in five colors and styles — including faux leather, black, and gray — and it fits most full-size keyboards. Plus, both pieces have nonslip bottoms to help them stay in place as you type and scroll.

32. An insulated travel mug with mesh strainer

Vibrant All-In-One Travel Mug

It's easy to enjoy your favorite drink on the go with this all-in-one travel mug . It comes with a mesh strainer so you can steep loose leaf tea and infuse your water with fruit, and the double-wall insulation keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 32 hours. The BPA-free, leakproof bottle comes in black and green.

33. A cup holder phone mount with a flexible neck

Macally Car Cupholder Phone Mount

This car cup holder phone mount features an 8-inch flexible neck and fits into most standard-size cup holders, giving you a quick and easy way to view your cell in the car. The adjustable mount holds various phones between 1.77 and 4.1 inches wide, and the holder rotates 360 degrees to give you the perfect viewing angle.

34. A 9-in-1 adjustable measuring spoon that reduces kitchen clutter

Lomily Adjustable Measuring Spoon

Reduce kitchen clutter with this adjustable measuring spoon for dry ingredients. The durable utensil replaces nine measuring spoons — it has sliders on each end that you can set to your desired measurement, ranging from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup.

35. An extendable pillow tablet stand

IPEVO Pillow Tablet Stand

When you're lounging in bed or on the couch, this soft yet sturdy pillow tablet stand holds your tablet or e-reader at a comfortable viewing angle, and it folds out to provide room for a wireless keyboard. Also great: The 100% cotton cover is removable and washable. Choose from four colors: blue, charcoal, honeysuckle, and lemongrass.

36. A gentle aftershave with aloe vera & essential oils

Kerah Lane Razor Bump Natural Formula

This gentle aftershave formula soothes and moisturizes skin and helps reduce ingrown hairs and razor bumps. It's formulated with natural ingredients like aloe vera, witch hazel, and essential oils, so it's good for all skin types and gentle enough to use on your face and neck without the alcohol sting of many aftershave products.

37. A pot & pan organizing rack that keeps cookware in order

MUDEELA Pot and Pan Organizing Rack

Keep your kitchen cabinets tidy with this pot and pan organizing rack . The easy-to-assemble rack can be used vertically or horizontally and has adjustable dividers to store a variety of pot, pan, and lid sizes, ensuring the cookware you need is always easy to find and accessible.

38. An affordable key finder set with 4 color-coded receivers

Esky Wireless Key Finder

Keep track of your essentials with this affordable key finder set , which includes four color-coded receivers and an easy-to-use remote. Just attach a receiver to whatever you want to track — like keys, your eyeglass case, or your pet's collar — to find misplaced items up to 98 feet away. Another plus: The transmitter remote has a built-in flashlight, so it's easier to find items in the dark.

39. These heat-resistant stove burner covers that prevent messes

Sunny Town Stove Burner Covers (8-Pack)

Prevent food spills and splatter with these handy stove burner covers . The BPA-free covers are durable, heat-resistant, and easy to clean as needed — you can even place them in the dishwasher for added convenience. Plus, the covers can be trimmed down to fit perfectly over your burners. Each pack contains eight covers.

40. These self-adhesive bumpers that prevent cabinets & drawers from slamming shut

GorillaGrit Sound-Dampening Door Bumpers (100 Count)

To prevent cabinet doors and drawers from slamming shut, add these sound-dampening door bumpers . The clear, self-adhesive bumpers are designed to cushion surfaces and reduce noise, and you can choose from packs of 50 and 100, giving you plenty of bumpers to protect furniture in every room of the house.

41. These heat-resistant oven liners that prevent stuck-on food gunk

Chef's Choice Nonstick Oven Liners (2-Pack)

Avoid drips and messes in the oven with these nonstick oven liners . Sold in a pack of two, the BPA-free liners are heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and they're easy to rinse clean or place in the dishwasher as needed. The liners can be trimmed down to fit your oven, and a stove burner cover is also included.

42. A laptop cleaner that removes smudges & dust

OXO Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner

Remove dust, crumbs, and smudges from your keyboard and screen with this laptop cleaner brush . There's a microfiber pad on one side to wipe smudges and fingerprints off the screen, and a soft brush on the other to sweep dust and debris off the keyboard. When not in use, the cover and retractable brush keep the tool clean and allow for easy storage.

43. These storage pockets that fit in the gap between the car seat & console

Power Tiger Car Seat Pockets (2-Pack)

Not only do these car seat pockets keep items easily accessible, but they also prevent things from falling under the seat. The faux leather pockets fit in most cars that have a gap between the seat and center console, and there's plenty of space for your phone, wallet, and more. Choose from seven styles and colors, including black and beige, as well as options with a built-in cupholder.

44. A multi-plug outlet with built-in night light

ONDOG Multi Plug Outlet with Night Light

This multi-plug outlet packs a lot of charging power with six outlets and two USB fast-charging ports, and it boasts a 4.7-star rating from reviewers. The three-sided power strip fits into any standard outlet and also features a dusk-to-dawn night light with adjustable brightness settings that automatically turns on in the dark.

45. A jar opener that removes stubborn lids with a simple twist

Kichwit Jar Opener

Unscrew even the most stubborn lids with ease, thanks to this jar opener . The helpful kitchen tool clamps onto jars between 1 inch and 3.7 inches in diameter, and all you have to do is twist the handle to access the contents.

46. This natural, organic deodorant with essential oils

AC NATURE Natural Deodorant

Looking for a natural deodorant that's free of aluminum, synthetic fragrances, and other ingredients that may irritate sensitive skin? This highly-rated organic deodorant offers all-day protection that reduces body odor and absorbs sweat, and it's made with skin-soothing ingredients like coconut oil, beeswax, and tea tree oil. Choose from unscented and lavender in light, regular, and strong styles.

47. These silicone floor protectors that fit onto chair legs

MelonBoat Chair Leg Floor Protectors (16-Pack)

Protect your floor from scratches with these easy-to-install chair leg floor protectors . The flexible, clear silicone protectors slip snugly onto round chair feet, and they have felt pads on the bottom that allow chairs to glide across the floor without leaving scuff marks. Each pack comes with 16 floor protectors.

This article was originally published on Feb. 1, 2021

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14 Problem-Solving Cleaning & Organization Products on Amazon You Need to Spring Clean Your Home

From a water bottle organizer to a miracle cleaning paste, we've rounded up some best-selling cleaning and organization products on amazon that'll make spring cleaning a lot easier..

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Who's ready to do some spring cleaning ? As much as love having a clean and organized space, we don't always love all the effort it takes to scrub, dust, mop and so on. Fortunately, there are a ton of products on Amazon that can make cleaning and organizing your home a lot easier. Many of these products are pretty affordable and they come highly recommended by Amazon reviewers. 

For instance, if you're constantly having to deal with clogged shower drains due to hair, this $13 drain protector and hair catcher  will help with that problem. It has 68,900 five-star reviews and has been called "life changing" by numerous reviewers. If you want to make cleaning your floors a little more enjoyable, these  colorful microfiber mop slippers  are fun and functional. It's the kind of thing that can get kids excited about cleaning. 

We rounded up some of the best problem-solving cleaning and organization products on Amazon. Check those out below. 

TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector & Hair Catcher

Dealing with clogged drains due to hair buildup can be really annoying, not to mention kind of gross. Fortunately, the TubShroom is here to help with that. It's a $13 drain protector that promises to "catch every single hair, every single time you shower." According to thousands of Amazon shoppers, it really does the job. In fact, it has over 72,000 five-star reviews.

Color Coral Cleaning Gel Universal Dust Cleaner

This fascinating cleaning gel will help you get rid of dust and dirt in hard to reach places like the spaces in between your keyboard or your car vents. It's a best-seller with over 24,500 five-star reviews, and shoppers say it's an excellent cleaning product that works very well. It's also affordable at just $6. 

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This massive XXXL basket is super versatile can be used for laundry, storage and more. One Amazon reviewer said it's so large, they could fit four quilted blankets and still had a lot of room. The basket looks really cute too, so you don't have to worry about finding places in your closet to hide it. Plus, it has over 24,000 five-star reviews, so you know you're getting a fantastic product. 

Mop Slippers for Floor Cleaning - 10 Pieces

Need a way to make cleaning your floors a little more fun? This pack of 10 colorful microfiber mop slippers may be just the thing you need. These have over 1,600 five-star reviews and one shopper even said they polish the floors better than any handheld mops they've used. 

Voten Storage Cubes Organizers - 3 Pack

This three pack of woven cotton storage bins will keep your space nice and tidy. They come in over 10 colors including full pink, sky blue and gray. 

Spacekeeper Under Sink Organizer

Keep the space under your sink organized with these top-rated under sink organizers . These come in three colors, are easy to install and can be cleaned easily as well. Many Amazon shoppers use these to keep their cleaning supplies organized and they say it does the job. 

Stardrops The Pink Stuff

This "miracle paste" is an all-around cleaner that can tackle even the toughest stains whether it's in your bathroom, kitchen or patio. According to Amazon shoppers, it really is one of the best cleaning products out there. In fact, it has over 77,000 five-star reviews. It's one product you should definitely consider getting in the new year.

Pink Stuff The Miracle Multi-Purpose Cleaner 

If you prefer to sprays to paste, this "miracle" multi-purpose cleaner is a must-have for your house. Like the above, it's a versatile cleaner that was made to be used on tough stains. It has over 5,000 five-star reviews and one shopper said it made their bathroom look brand new. 

Heavy Duty 5-Tier Pan Organizer

If you've struggled to find the exact pan you need because it's stuck in a pile of other pans, this organizer is a must-have for your kitchen. It's a heavy duty organizer that was made for cast iron skillets, griddles and shallow pots. It has over 11,800 five-star reviews and multiple shoppers say this organizer is really impressive. 

YouCopia UpSpace Water Bottle Organizer

Free up some shelf space with this top-rated organizer with over 7,800 five-star reviews. This adjustable water bottle organizer is easy to set up, can hold up to 20 pounds, and features non-slip feet. You'll wonder why you didn't buy this sooner. 

Scrub Daddy Sponge Set - Colors 

Amazon shoppers can't get enough of the Scrub Daddy sponge set . Many say it's just the thing you need for a real deep clean and it lasts a long time. Plus, one reviewer said it can take the "misery" away from washing dishes. They wrote, "I hate doing dishes. We have a dishwasher but somehow my other half has convinced me to not use it as often (just as he doesn't use it as often). So, I've resorted to using a sponge that smiles at me to put me out of my misery. It's remarkably good, it cleans, it scrubs, it's long-lasting, and yet it just keeps smiling. The other half smirked when he saw it. The sponge has converted his uppity smirk into a smile. That's a huge score."

Quick & Clean Single Cup Brewer Cleaning Cups - 6 Pack

Keep your Keurig or single serve coffee maker fresh with this pack of cleaning cups from Quick & Clean . It works in the same way as making coffee. All you have to do is pop one into the machine and brew one cycle. It has over 20,800 five-star reviews and one Amazon review said it made a big difference in the way their coffee tasted afterwards.

Woolite At Home Dry Cleaner

Save yourself some money and a trip to the dry cleaners with this super convenient at home dry cleaner from Woolite. It's a cloth that works to remove odor, stains and wrinkles. You can get six in a pack for less than $10.

EZlifego Double Sided Heavy Duty Tape

This heavy duty tape can be used for so many things like hanging photos or posters and fixing small objects. It's easy to remove and won't leave any residue or damage the paint on your walls. It's also reusable and you can wash it with water to regain its stickiness. According to one reviewer, "This tape creates a bond that cannot be broken." It's a must-buy product with over 30,700 five-star reviews.

Looking for more great products to shop? Check out these 25 things make spring cleaning so much easier. 

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12 problem-solving products under $50 that every home should have, according to our editors

Our team has picked the problem-solving home buys they wouldn't be without

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2. garlic and ginger grater, 3. znben non slip shirt hangers, 4. a tower plug port, 5. kunovo cheese grater with box, 6. scoof cafetiere tool, 7. a dehumidifier, 8. the pink stuff, 9. a clothes shaver, 10. watering globes, 11. perfume decanters, 12. egg poaching cups, our problem-solving editors.

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At H&G we are always on the lookout for the best home products that save time, solve problems, but still look good.

Given that most of our team's job descriptions require us to focus on finding the best storage products , cleaning tips , houseplant hacks, and home decor ideas for you, we end up trying out a vast variety of products that are simply not worth our time – but others that are worth every dime. 

Here, we have rounded up 12 of the best problem-solving products under $50 that our writers and editors use in their homes. These savvy tools and accessories have saved us both time and hassle. We think you should know about them.

Problem-solving products under $50 

These 12 products are all under $50 and make everyday tasks frictionless. 

Decluttering countertops and organizing a kitchen are so important in keeping a functional space. As a result, we only recommend keeping the very best utensils and products in your cabinets. One of those is the OXO 4-cup angled measuring jug, from Amazon, says our head of eCommerce, Alex David . 

‘I’ve used this measuring cup in various test kitchens throughout my career. The measuring lines are on an angle, so you can look straight at the cup and get exact measurements from any angle, saving you from bending down and checking on the side – it is also great for those with mobility issues for this same reason!’ 

It also means you can say goodbye to those loose cup measures cluttering your kitchen drawers in favor of one single product.

OXO 4-cup angled measuring cup | $12.95 at Amazon

OXO 4-cup angled measuring cup | $12.95 at Amazon A patented angled surface lets you read measurements from above helps eliminate the need to fill, check and adjust.

OXO kitchen products are well-loved by a number of H&G 's editors including Millie Hurst , Solved section editor. ‘I like to try to cook at home with all-natural ingredients whenever I can, so the OXO Good Grips Etched Ginger and Garlic Grater from Amazon is a great problem-solving product for me. A traditional grater, even a fine one, can be a little too big for turning fresh garlic cloves and ginger root into a fine paste for cooking so this smaller version, which fits easily into my existing kitchen organizers , is the perfect addition. It works really well whether grating parmesan for a carbonara or crushing garlic, and it's easy to clean.'

OXO etched ginger & garlic grater | $10.99 at Amazon

OXO etched ginger & garlic grater | $10.99 at Amazon This fine-toothed grater helps create a fine paste with minimal effort

Slimline hangers have become a go-to closet organizer for professional organizers, especially when they are dealing with small closets . Another option for narrow but tall closets is layered hangers, such as the ZnBen Non-Slip Shirt Hangers, from Amazon that our eCommerce head, Alex David has at home. ‘I haven’t got a ton of closet space, so multi-hangers like these are essential for hanging lots of button-downs in one space. This is an improvement on the multi-hanger I use, with non-slip arms to keep shirts firmly in place.’

Space Saving Coat Hangers | $19.99 for two at Amazon

Space Saving Coat Hangers | $19.99 for two at Amazon Perfect for small spaces, these stacked slimline hangers come approved by our head of eCommerce, Alex David

You can never have too many outlets but often, our homes don’t quite meet the demand. This was a common issue faced by our digital deputy editor Jennifer Ebert before she picked up a tower charging port, like this one on Amazon . ‘A tower charging port is fantastic for busy spaces like home offices and kitchens so you don’t have to worry about unplugging your cell phone with your recipe open in order to use your air fryer, for example,’ she says.  

Power strip tower | $29.99 at Amazon

Power strip tower | $29.99 at Amazon This power tower has a built-in surge protector to help protect your chargers and home circuits

A cheese grater is one of the many things every home cook should have in their kitchens , but they can be bulky to store and be awkwardly shaped leaving you to grate on an angle leading to sore wrists and slips. 

A cheese grater with a box, on the other hand, can be taken apart for storage and makes cleaning up far quicker. ‘I use the Kunovo box grater, on Amazon, at home. It’s way more comfortable to grate on than a standard upright grater, and it shreds cheese straight into a bowl, so there’s no awkward grating from an angle,’ says Alex David, head of eCommerce. 

‘It has a large-hole grater for cheddar, which I also use to grate cabbage and carrots for coleslaw as well as a fine grater for hard cheeses like parmesan, which I’ve used for zesting citrus. What’s more, you can put the whole thing straight into the refrigerator and save leftover cheese for later.’  

Box Cheese Grater | $9.80 at Amazon

Box Cheese Grater | $9.80 at Amazon Another favorite of our head of eCommerce, this box grater is perfect for busy home chefs to make grating quicker and clean up easier.  

Our news editor Megan Slack is a coffee lover and believes that the Scoof French Press Tool, on Amazon is the perfect kitchen addition for anyone who uses a French press for coffee regularly. ‘Cleaning a French press is the worst part of making coffee at home, and it's all too easy to damage the glass against the side of a sink when washing it. This handy tool is an ideal solution,’ Megan says. ‘What’s more, it doubles as a French press stirrer too, helping you to get the most out of your grounds by improving flavor.’  

Scoof French Press Tool | $13.95 at Amazon

Scoof French Press Tool | $13.95 at Amazon This Scoof tool makes making coffee with a French press a little more involved, and makes clean up super simple.

‘In my house, we have a dehumidifier that we use instead of a tumble dryer,’ says Lucy Searle, editor-in-chief. ‘When you work out how much a tumble dryer costs to run versus how much a dehumidifier costs to run (the latter being much cheaper), and consider that they take up less space in your laundry room, a dehumidifier seems like an obvious choice for smaller spaces or those looking to save some money,’ she says. 

They are perfect for more than just drying your laundry, however. ‘We also used it to dry out the inside of our car when it got wet inside (soft top fail!) and in the bathroom when a neighbor's pipe leak led to wet plaster on our side,’ Lucy adds.

Although large, whole-house dehumidifiers often sell for upwards of $150, we have found some highly customer-rated dehumidifiers for under $50, ideal for small spaces or solving emergencies: 

This smaller dehumidifier is perfect for smaller spaces, and can remove up to 16oz of water in 24 hours.

With a 27oz tank, this small but powerful dehumidifier is ideal for spaces up to 215 sq. ft. 

Made to cover 260 sq. ft. this portable dehumidifier is ideal for single rooms or helping to dry laundry. 

The Pink Stuff has been named a miracle product for a reason, with thousands of people praising its adaptable yet thorough cleaning abilities online – we were equally impressed by the variety of things you can clean with The Pink Stuff . The original cleaning paste is perfect for cleaning a range of areas around the home, from getting rid of hard water stains, to cleaning stainless steel sinks , and cleaning glass shower doors without streaks. I would not leave my cleaning cabinet without it!  

All Purpose Cleaning Paste | $5.97 at Amazon

All Purpose Cleaning Paste | $5.97 at Amazon The Pink Stuff paste has made a huge difference to my home, from my glass shower doors, entryway floor tiles, and stainless steel kitchen sink. 

Trying to remove lint from clothes can be tricky, especially if lint bobbles are caused by partially broken and tangled fibers on clothes. A clothes shaver, like this one from Walmart , has become a lifesaver for our content editor, Zara Stacey . 'These handy fabric shavers are ideal for quickly and safely removing the excess lint from your clothes without the risk of damaging the fabric or cutting your hand on a razor,’ she says. ‘Recommended to me by a friend, a shaver or “debobbler” also helps to contain any of the loose bits of thread making cleaning up much simpler too.’ 

Fabric Lint Shaver | $13.99 at Walmart

Fabric Lint Shaver | $13.99 at Walmart This Fabric shaver can easily remove Lint Balls, Pills and Fuzz. With three shave heights, two speeds and three shaving head hole sizes, this handheld device is suitable for most clothing and upholstery.

There is no denying that decorating with plants elevates a space, but even the best low-maintenance indoor plants need regular watering to keep them healthy. Watering globes, easily found at Walmart and suggested by our senior content editor and resident gardening expert, Holly Crossley , could be the solution if you can’t keep track of when to water your plants. 

‘Watering globes are ideal for busy plant parents as they only need refilling once every one to two weeks, and gradually water your plants as and when the roots demand,’ she explains. ‘This can help to prevent both under- and over-watering, mitigating the worry around how often you should be watering houseplants to keep them fresh and green.’ 

Decorative watering globes I $22.99 at Walmart

Decorative watering globes I $22.99 at Walmart This set of four decorative watering globes is perfect watering your plants when you are busy or away travelling

When you are organizing makeup and fragrances or packing for a trip, large, bulky perfume bottles often get in the way. But what do you do if the sculptural containers are too awkwardly shaped to fit nicely in makeup organizers ?

Refillable perfume cases such as these from Amazon, suggests Jo Bailey , deputy editor, print. ‘These have been a game changer for me when it comes to storing and carrying my favorite perfumes and fragrances around – especially when traveling,’ she says. ‘They are simple to fill up from your existing perfume bottles and can be nicely tucked away inside your bag or vanity organizers . This allows you to keep your larger bottles tucked away nicely in a secure, organized spot out of direct sunlight to keep them smelling their best for longer.’  

Portable refillable perfume bottles | Was $13.99, Now $7.99 for four at Amazon

Portable refillable perfume bottles | Was $13.99, Now $7.99 for four at Amazon These may not seem like an obvious home pick, but they are perfect for optimizing your everyday storage solutions while also keeping your perfume fresh

Making the perfect eggs is a skill that many home cooks pride themselves on. If you are short on time, however, then something as simple as an egg poaching cup can help to get your eggs right every time – come breakfast or brunch. 'My mum gave me an egg poaching cup when I first moved out/ I've had it for years and use it pretty much weekly!' shares Louise Oliphant , eCommerce editor for Homes & Gardens . 'It helps hold all the egg goodness in place as you're poaching and leaves you with a perfectly round egg after a few minutes. Simple, but essential.'

Poached Egg Cup Pack of 4 | $8.29 at Amazon

Poached Egg Cup Pack of 4 | $8.29 at Amazon These food-grade silicone egg poachers helps even the worst of home cook make the perfect eggs for breakfast and brunch 

Lucy Searle has written about interiors, property and gardens for over 30 years, starting within the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-1990s. In 2018, Lucy took on the role of Global Editor in Chief for, taking the site from a small magazine add-on to a global success. She was asked to repeat that success at Homes & Gardens, where she has also taken on the editorship of the magazine, which is the UK's oldest interiors magazine at 103 years old. Lucy is a serial renovator and also owns rental properties in the UK and Europe, so brings first-hand knowledge to the subjects she oversees.

As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. At a time when it can be tricky to know what's what, and when budgets are tighter than ever, helping readers to find the right products to make their lives a little easier is a genuine passion.

Jen is the Deputy Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens online. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer. 

Millie Hurst is Section Editor at Homes & Gardens , overseeing the Solved section, which provides readers with practical advice for their homes. Millie has written about and tried out countless cleaning and DIY hacks in the six years since she became a journalist, and has worked in both London and New York. 

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at  Homes & Gardens . She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across interiors titles, including  Livingetc  and  Real Homes . As the News Editor, she often focusses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining us, Megan worked as a News Explainer at  The Telegraph , following her Masters in International Journalism.

I joined Homes & Gardens in February 2022 as a Content Editor. After studying English Literature at University, I have worked as an Ecommerce Website Editor, Content Writer and Buying Intern at multiple independent businesses within the luxury retail and lifestyle sectors. My role at Homes & Gardens unites my love, experience and passion for the world of design and desire to create inspiring written content. In terms of my own personal style, I'm a huge lover of color and pattern, I especially love a pastel color scheme. I also enjoy nothing more than discovering new trends, brands and products, whether that be in fashion, interior design or lifestyle – my wish list of new things to buy is never-ending.

Holly is a former allotment keeper and professional gardener. She now spends her time tending to her many houseplants and writing about gardens and outdoor living for Homes & Gardens .

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Louise Oliphant is eCommerce Editor and sleep specialist at Homes & Gardens, here to help you wind down well. Previously covering sleep and wellness content (as well as the occasional organizational buy) at Real Homes , Louise has tried, tested, and reviewed some of the top buys for your bedroom.

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We couldn't resist sharing these home hacks — and they're all under $20

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August is here and summer is starting to wind down, which means we could use an extra hand to get things done around the house as we get back into our routines. Luckily, no matter how big or small the task, we found a few gadgets you can rely on to knock things off of your to-do list.

Whether meal prepping on a busy schedule is stressful or your produce isn't lasting long enough in-between grocery store runs, TODAY contributor Alejandra Ramos recently stopped by TODAY to share a few hacks that can make a major difference in your day-to-day.

Keep reading to discover all of the problem-solving products that you didn't even know you needed, from an outlet extender with a built-in shelf to a space-saving magnetic spice rack, plus even more Amazon home must-haves we found.

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Bluapple produce saver.

Bluapple Produce Saver 2-Pack - Keeps Fruits & Vegetables Fresh Longer in Refrigerator Crisper, Shelves, and Fruit Bowls, Lasts up to 3 Months, Ethylene Gas Absorber, BPA Free, Made in USA

Produce Saver (Set of 2)

Produce is too expensive to let it go to waste. Ramos found this "produce saver," which helps keep fruits and vegetables "crisp, firm and fresh," according to the brand. You can use it in your crisper drawer in the refrigerator or in a fruit bowl on the counter — for up to three months at a time — to help prevent your food from ripening too fast (and eventually going to waste).

Toforevo Egg Timer

Egg Timer Sensitive Hard & Soft Boiled Color Changing Indicator Tells When Eggs are Ready (Yellow 2pcs)

Color Changing Egg Timer

Hard-boiled eggs are a convenient snack or protein-packed breakfast whenever you're on the go, but cooking them can be a challenge. Ramos found these adorable (and useful) timers that changes colors to let you know when the eggs have cooked all of the way. According to the brand, they're 100% BPA-free and made with a food-safe polyresin.

Chef'n Garliczoom Garlic Chopper

Chef'n Garliczoom Garlic Chopper, One Size, Green

Garliczoom Garlic Chopper

Chopping garlic can lead to smelly fingers — but not anymore! You can toss a bulb of garlic into the chamber on this tool and then roll it in order to chop: The more you roll, the finer the mince will be, according to the brand. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe for easy care.

Boinov Heat-Resistant Utensil Rest

2 Packs Kitchen Spoon Rest/Spoon Holder for Stove Top, Heat-Resistant Utensil Rest with Drip Pads, BPA Free Spatula Rests Organizer for Ladles,Pot Lid,Forks. Silicone Sponge as Gifts

Utensil Rest (Set of 2)

This isn't your average spoon rest! Ramos found a spoon rest that can not only hold your spoon or spatula, but has enough room to hold the lid for your pot, too. You can get a set of two for $18, so you'll have an extra to use while the other is in the dishwasher.

Editor's Note: Our original pick won't arrive until September 1, but we found another similar option below.

Aiersa Spoon Rest with Lid Holder (Set of 2)

Aiersa Spoon Rest with Lid Holder (Set of 2)

Spoon Rest with Lid Holder (Set of 2)

These spoon rests boast a similar design to Ramos' first pick and are also dishwasher safe. They can accommodate a range of lid sizes and although they are made from plastic, they have a 4.5-star rating from reviewers for their "heat resistance."

Reusable Food Huggers

Food Huggers 5pc Reusable Silicone Food Savers | BPA Free & Dishwasher Safe | Fruit & Vegetable Produce Storage for Onion, Tomato, Lemon, Banana, Cans & More | Round, Ice Blue

Food Huggers (Set of 5)

Ramos also found a different kind of "produce saver" that eliminates the need for plastic bags or aluminum foil. These silicone sleeves can stretch over common fruits and vegetables to help "slow browning and keep food fresher longer," according to the brand. Plus, they huggers are reusable and dishwasher safe.

Affresh Coffee Machine Cleaner

Affresh Coffee Maker Cleaner, Works with Multi-cup and Single-serve Brewers, 3 Tablets

Coffee Machine Cleaner

When was the last time you cleaned your coffee maker? If you're struggling to recall, don't worry. Ramos found cleaning tablets that will do all of the dirty work for you — no scrubbing (or vinegar) required. According to the brand, all you need to do is toss one of these tablets into your coffee machine once a month and run a few brewing cycles to reduce water and mineral buildup.

Mr.Siga Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

MR.SIGA Microfiber Cleaning Cloth,Pack of 12,Size:12.6" x 12.6"

Microfiber Cleaning Cloth (Set of 12)

These durable cloths can be used in your kitchen, car and beyond in order to clean, dust or polish. According to the brand, they're non-abrasive and won't leave lint or streaks behind.

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Shop All Day contributor Makho Ndlovu stopped by TODAY earlier this year to share some of her favorite home hacks. You can shop her picks below.

Mifaso Shelf Outlet Extender

Stand and Charger

Short on counter space? This outlet extender features a built-in shelf to hold devices while they charge.

If you're short on counter space, finding a spot to charge any of your devices can be tricky. Ndlovu says this outlet extender makes it "super easy" to give your battery some juice. It features five outlets, four USB ports and a built-in night light. There's also a shelf that helps keep your accessories off of the counter or the ground.

YTT Touchscreen Mist Cleaner

YTT Touchscreen Mist Cleaner

Touchscreen Mist Cleaner

Kiss dirty tablet and phone screens goodbye, thanks to this convenient cleaning spray.

We use our phones, tablets and computers on a daily basis, but do we clean them as frequently? Probably not. This mist cleaner can be used on your favorite devices or even your TV remote, according to the brand. It features a built-in microfiber cloth, which you can use to wipe the surface down after you've given it a good spritz or two. Plus, it's conveniently sized, so you can keep it with you while you travel or use it during your commute for a quick touch-up.

Dr. BeeTree Magnetic Spice Rack

Dr. BeeTree Magnetic Spice Rack

Small kitchens can benefit from this space-saving spice rack, which mounts to magnetic surfaces.

Whether you have a small kitchen or are simply short on pantry space, you'll be glad Ndlovu introduced you to this smart storage solution. This spice rack has a magnetic backing, so you don't have to worry about installing any kind of hardware in order to reap the benefits of this hack. The double-tiered organizer can support up to 15 pounds and is a must-have for any home or apartment, Ndlovu says.

Outxe Silicone Air Fryer Liners (Set of 2)

Outxe Silicone Air Fryer Liners (Set of 2)

Silicone Air Fryer Liners (Set of 2)

Cleaning your air fryer can be a pain. These dishwasher safe liners can help make it a breeze.

Ndlovu says these genius liners are a way to hack post-meal clean up and help you cut down on time spent doing the dishes. According to the brand, the liners are heat-resistant up to 464 degrees Fahrenheit and are made from a food-safe silicone, so they can even be used in the oven or microwave, too. They also feature built-in handles, which makes removing them from the air fryer or oven a breeze. Plus, since they're dishwasher safe, you can also avoid having to wash them by hand once you're done eating.

FryAway Pan Fry Cooking Oil Solidifier

FryAway Pan Fry Cooking Oil Solidifier

FryAway Cooking Oil Solidifier

This powder turns warm cooking oil into a solid that you can toss into the trash.

Whether you're making bacon for breakfast or frying chicken for dinner, there will likely be a good amount of cooking oil to dispose of once you finish cooking your meal. While there are many ways to get rid of it, Ndlovu says this solution is easy — and you can do it while the oil is still hot. You simply open a packet, sprinkle it into the oil and then let it solidify while it cools. Once it's solid, you can toss it in the trash — no scraping or pouring required.

GorillaLine Retractable Clothesline

GorillaLine Retractable Clothesline

We all have those clothing items that are simply too precious to toss in the dryer, but we might not have enough space to let them air dry on a drying rack. Ndlovu loves this discreet clothesline because it is retractable — which it won't be an obstruction whenever it is not in use. The line itself is made from a durable stainless steel, according to the brand, so it can support up to 40 pounds. Plus, it can be used on different surfaces both indoors and outdoors.

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Powerstone 6-piece kitchen cleaning set.

Powerstone Kitchen Cleaning 6 Piece Set, Including Sponge and Caddy for Scrubbing Dishes, Bottles, Utensils, Sinks, Grout, Peeling and Cleaning Vegetables (Green)

Kitchen Cleaning Set

Tackling the kitchen sink is extra difficult if you don't have the tools to do it properly. This six-piece kitchen cleaning set includes everything you need to scrub your dirty dishes, from a holding tray to three different sized brushes. One brush even has a vegetable peeler that you can use after you finished washing your vegetables.

Lotus Produce Bags (6-Pack)

Lotus Produce Bags | 9 Count | 3 Sizes & 3 Colors | Machine Washable, Reusable, Multipurpose, Lightweight Mesh Grocery Bags | Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts, Grains | Eco-friendly Netted Reusable Mesh Bag

Reusable Mesh Produce Bags

Rather than filling your fridge with flimsy disposable bags from the grocery store, you can opt for these environmentally-friendly produce bags that come in three color-coded sizes instead. They are durable and washable, so you can use them over and over again. The brand says each bag can hold up to 25 pounds of produce, so you'll be able to use them when you're shopping for the whole family.

The Original Hotpop Microwave Popcorn Popper

The Original Hotpop Silicone Microwave Popcorn Popper, Microwave Popcorn Bowl, Silicone Popcorn Popper, Popcorn Bowl Microwavable, Collapsible Bowl BPA-Free & Dishwasher Safe, 20 Colors Available, Red

Microwave Popcorn Popper

This microwave popcorn popper just took the hassle out of making homemade popcorn. After putting your kernels in the silicone popper, you simply need to put the lid on the device and enter the desired cook time on your microwave. Minutes later, you'll have a fresh snack!

Bienlavie Pizza Storage Container

Bienlavie Pizza Storage Container with 5 Microwavable Serving Trays,Reusable Expandable Silicone Pizza Slice Keeper Container to Organize Save Space,Microwave and Dishwasher Safe

Pizza Storage Container

After you ordered too much pizza, do you stuff it in a container that has just enough room to fit every piece? Then, when you go to heat it up, do you find that the pieces are greasy and stuck together? This pizza storage container will solve all your pizza-storage problems thanks to the trays that you can use to separate leftover slices. Since the container and its trays are microwave- and dishwasher-safe, you can use the trays to warm up your pizza, too!

Plug-In Flying Insect Trap

Flying Insect Trap Plug-In, 2023 Upgrade Mosquito Trap Gnat Killer Indoor, Safe Non-Toxic UV Light Attractant Indoor Plug-In Night Light Fly Trap with Sticky Pad for Flies, Gnats, Moths(1 Pack, White)

Flying Insect Trap Plug-In

Whether you're struggling with fruit flies or mosquitos, pesky insects never seem to quit. But they should be no match for this UV bug catcher that you can score for $15! The bug catcher combines UV lights with a super glue card to trap the insects in your home.

Sealegend Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit

Sealegend Dryer Vent Cleaner Kit

This tool can suck up lint buildup in your dryer — a potential fire hazard.

Not all of the lint from your laundry actually ends up on the lint screen, which is why this nifty, 33-inch attachment might prove itself to be useful. You can hook it up to an existing hose attachment on your vacuum in order to suck up lint and dust that has probably been accumulating for months in the lint trap, which can help make the drying cycle more efficient (and avoid a potential fire hazard ).

Ontel Battery Daddy

Ontel Battery Daddy

Battery Daddy

Batteries often take up a good amount of space in the "junk drawer," but this clever hack makes it easy to organize and store up to 180 of them at once. If you don't store your batteries the right way (if they are touching) the brand says it can actually drain them, which is why the Battery Daddy has different-sized compartments that make storing them almost foolproof.

Ben'sHome Couch Cushion Support

Ben'sHome Durable Cushion Support

Ben'sHome Durable Cushion Support

Sometimes, sagging cushions can easily point out where our favorite spots on the couch are. This cushion support can be used to fix or prevent sagging, according to the brand. Inside the fabric are MDF wood pallets that reviewers say provide sturdy support.

Jisulife Portable Neck Fan

Jisulife Portable Neck Fan

Portable Neck Fan

Keeping cool during the summer months is essential. Whether you're heading out for a neighborhood stroll or spending some time on the beach, a portable fan like this one will come in handy. The blades are concealed, so folks with longer hair won't have to worry about getting their strands caught, and younger kids can use it safely. On a full charge, the battery-powered gadget (which comes in a variety of colors) can operate on three different speeds for a total of up to 16 hours.

Wad-Free for Bed Sheets

Wad-Free for Bed Sheets

Somehow, pillowcases and other small items seem to find themselves tangled up in bed sheets once they're placed in the dryer. One Shop TODAY contributor found that Wad-Free works "extremely well" to avoid this and is also easy to use.

ChomChom Roller

ChomChom Roller

If pet hair can be found nearly everywhere in your home, you might want this hair remover device under your belt. One Shop TODAY contributor tried it and found it incredibly helpful for removing pet hair (and lint) from car seats, couch cushions, clothing and more.

Lotus Trolley Bags

Lotus Trolley Bags

Not only are these trolley bags a sustainable swap for plastic bags, but they can also help make loading and unloading your groceries easier. You can pop them right into your cart and then use the rods to lift them from the cart to your trunk. This set of four also includes an insulated cooler bag that can be used to store frozen items or perishable foods that should stay cold.

DampRid Moisture Absorber

DampRid Moisture Absorber

We can feel that humid summer air. This hanging moisture absorber acts as a non-electric dehumidifier, which not only makes for fresher air, but also eliminates musty odors, according to the brand.

EZ Off Jar Opener

EZ Off Jar Opener

This jar opener is a bestseller — and for good reason. Whether you need to open a jar of pasta sauce, a water bottle or even a bottle of nail polish, its unique V-shape enables it to fit (and easily open) a range of lids. You can discreetly pop it under the bottom of a cabinet, counter or shelf using the pre-attached adhesive and use the included screws to keep it secure and out of sight.

Seropy Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

Seropy Roll Up Dish Drying Rack

Roll Up Dish Drying Rack

Don't underestimate this drying rack. It has over 24,000 verified ratings and Brach says it can be used for more than just drying dishes — she uses it in her own kitchen to wash fruits and vegetables. According to the brand, it can support up to 70 pounds and is heat resistant up to 400 degrees, so you can even use it as a trivet on the counter or dinner table. Plus, since it rolls up easily, you can stow it away whenever you're not using it.

Utopia Kitchen Plastic Bag Holder and Dispenser

Utopia Kitchen Plastic Bag Holder and Dispenser

Plastic Bag Holder and Dispenser

If your kitchen cabinets might be home to a giant wad of plastic bags, this holder and dispenser can help free up space (and cut clutter overall). It can hold up to 18 bags at once and can be secured to hard surfaces using adhesive strips or screws.

Patelai Can Strainer (Set of 2)

Patelai Can Strainer (Set of 2)

Can Strainer (Set of 2)

From tuna to canned vegetables, these small strainers can make meal prep less messy. You can use them to strain, separate and squeeze liquids from cans without having to resort to a larger colander that you'll have to clean (or using the lid to drain the liquid out).

Kitchen Cube All-in-One Measuring Cup

Kitchen Cube All-in-One Measuring Cup

Cut down on the amount of measuring spoons cluttering your drawers and use this cube to consolidate. It features over 19 US and metric measurements and can be used for both wet and dry ingredients, according to the brand. It is also dishwasher and microwave safe and comes in three different colors: red, yellow and teal.

Kichwit Dishwasher Magnet

Kichwit Dishwasher Magnet

Dishwasher Magnet

When no one seems to know whether the dishwasher is clean, dirty or empty, this magnet eliminates the need to ask. It's a sleek tool that can be rotated to indicate the status of the dishes and comes in both black and silver styles to match your personal appliance.

Kitchen Gizmo Snap 'N Strain Pot Strainer

Snap 'N Strain Pot Strainer

Snap 'N Strain Pot Strainer

When working with limited counter or storage space, the last thing you want to do is create more bulky dishes. This compact strainer is a quarter of the size of a traditional colander and can clip onto most round pots, pans and bowls, says the brand. The strainer is also dishwasher safe for an easy clean.

Storage Theory Sliding Greek Yogurt Refrigerator Organizer

Storage Theory Sliding Greek Yogurt Refrigerator Organizer

Sliding Greek Yogurt Refrigerator Organizer

Space in the refrigerator is precious, and your favorite yogurt cups can take up a lot of it. These innovative organizers take advantage of the space on the sides of your fridge, so you can free up some room on your shelves. Each slider can hold up to four Greek yogurt cups at once, which typically measure 3.75 inches in diameter.

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There’s an online obsession with “ life hacks ” because we, as humans, are constantly running into complications that we can’t seem to find a solution to solve. Oftentimes, however, the problem is not that big of a deal and they are overlooked until a magic solution appears. This is a list of magical solutions that want to help you solve all of life’s little issues and to tackle all sorts of everyday annoyances.

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$79.50 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Weighted blankets work wonders for those who struggle with anxiety and restlessness. This YnM version will do that and more, thanks to its 7-layer design and glass bead filling to provide body temperature control so you stay cool, comfortable, and most importantly relaxed. We’d like to curl up with one of these right now! We didn’t think a blanket could be problem-solving, but we were very incorrect. Get this for yourself or as a gift as these blankets will be enjoyed by all.

Swivel Bath Tray

$50 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Need a problem-solving tray to hold all the items you enjoy while soaking in the bath? This bamboo bath tray moves out of the way easily and can suction to either the inside or outside of a porcelain tub. Let this tray wait on you hand and foot. It will hole your beverages, books, music devices, candles, and so much more.

RENPHO Foot Massager

$119.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

And after you’re done reading a chapter or five in the bath, make sure you has this foot massager to continue that at-home pampering session you deserve on that self-care day. This machine offers a deep-kneading Shiatsu foot massage with its rotation ball, rolling stick, and heating capabilities. This problem-solving massager will help your feet feel less tense and you feel less stressed.

Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager

$199.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Now, if this isn’t the perfect pair for the foot massager we don’t know what is. What better way to relieve that pent up stress than with this Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager. As Amazon describes, this problem-solving massager uses innovative 2D/3D finger pressure shiatsu, rolling, air compression, vibration and heat functions. As we’re not getting to the chiropractor like we used to before the pandemic, this could provide you some much-needed relief until you’re comfortable making your next appointment.

YOOVE Loofah Back Scrubber with Bamboo Charcoal

$13.90 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Now, we know we’re not the only ones who struggle to scrub the middle part of our backs in the shower! This problem-solving back scrubber set will cleanse, exfoliate, and revitalize, which is exactly what you deserve. It will allow you to reach all of those hard to get spots! This also makes for a great gift because we’ve all forgot to replace our loofahs at one point or another.

Kindle Paperwhite

$129.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Read and travel smarter with this problem-solving device that will allow you to keep tons of books in one convenient piece of tech. With the Kindle Paperwhite, you will now be able to enjoy all the books you love without distraction as with other reading devices like a phone or iPad. Plus, it’s waterproof! It would look great on that bathtime swivel tray we showed you earlier! No more wet books for you!

Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher

$29.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Does your lounge area lack the one piece of gear that will change your life? The problem-solving homemade bottle opener can be personalized and it has a cap catcher so that there isn’t any unnecessary mess! No more bottle caps missing the trash! Keep your life tidy with this smart product.

Kids Toy Chest

$41.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

How stunning is this toy chest? And it’s not just a gift for the child in your life but their parents as well. We all know keeping a child’s toys organized is difficult, but with this problem-solving wood toy chest, it’s much easier to keep their toys tucked away when they aren’t in use. These chests can be personalized so if you have more than one child, you can solve a few problems with chests for each of them. “No TV until you fill your chest” is something we can imagine saying to kids we want to pick up their stuff.

Personalized Leather Dopp Kit

$49.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you struggle to keep all of your toiletries organized and in one convenient place when you travel! We’ve got just the problem-solving product for you. It’s a gorgeous leather Dopp kit that can be personalized for that added special touch! It can help keep all of you personal Give this beauty as a gift and your friend will think of you each time they use it.

Wooden Blank Recipe Book Binder

$23.80 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Organizing and keeping all of the delicious recipes you’ve collected over the years should not be a Herculean task but for most of us, it indeed is. This problem-solving Wooden Recipe Book Binders from Enjoy The Wood will help you put all those recipes in one place so you’ll never lose one again! Again, these are the perfect gifts for other scattered, but wonderful, home cooks like yourself.

PEGAI Personalized Magnetic Detachable Leather iPhone Wallet

$44 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Most people have a cell phone, and a lot of people have iPhones. And we all know that it is imperative to have a protective case on those phones at all times to prevent cracked screens. This problem-solving iPhone wallet makes carrying and keeping your phone safe as stylish as possible. Keep all the stuff you need on-the-go in this clever invention. Personalize it to make it extra special for you or a loved one!

Pe rsonalized Reusable 24 oz Coffee Cup

$18 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you absolutely love your iced Starbucks coffee? This problem-solving, personalized cup allows you to indulge your coffee habit but stop all the waste that comes with disposable cups. We told you that you can help save the planet! Give these to other coffee-obsessed folks in your life and they’ll think of you with every sip!

VEICK Resistance Bands Set

$29.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Most of us fall out of our gym routines at least once in our lives because we didn’t feel like making a trip to the gym. An affordable, problem-solving solution is the VEICK Resistance Bands Set. It takes up minimal space and it offers a lot of diversity when it comes to your workouts! It’s a mobile gym meant to build muscles. And for less than 30 bucks, you can’t beat that! Never miss your daily workout with these convenient bands!

$56 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

For just $56 get two Tile Pros to help you keep up with your often lost keys and wallet. This problem-solving Tile Pro will keep you all put together and ready to walk out the door when you’re ready. You can keep up with all sorts of items you use every day with the Tile Pro. It uses Bluetooth technology to find things within a 400 foot range of you.

Ring Vi deo Doorbell 3

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

It’s easy to worry about your family’s safety, but thankfully technology has your back. With the Ring Video Doorbell 3, this problem-solving device can answer the door and see who’s there all from a phone. It even offers notification when there’s movement in front of the camera to giving you peace of mind. Solving your worries can be easier than you think with an awesome doorbell camera like this one.

Ember Travel Mug2

$179.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Whether you’re on-the-go or hanging around the house, technology is now making sure your coffee stays the perfect temperature…literally! This Ember mug — that’s easy to clean and leak-proof — can be set to a specific temperature and remain there for up to three hours. How amazing is this problem-solving piece of mug-tech? Share the power of hot coffee with all your friends and family who also appreciate a hot cup of joe.

iRobot Roomba i3

$299.00 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you’d like to reclaim the time you spend cleaning your floors the iRobot Roomba i3 would be the perfect problem-solving product to free up your day for other chores and tasks. A Roomba makes sure your floors are cleaned without ever having to lift a finger. Give yourself or a friend the gift of clean floors all year long.

Screen Magnifier for Cell Phone

$12.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you love watching content on your phone but struggle to see the details? This screen magnifier for your cell phone will eliminate the need for finding those reading glass and instead allow you to see what you want at a much larger size. This problem-solving gadget also is perfect if members of your family often fight over who gets control of the TV. Now, you’ve got one in your pocket.

Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand

$49.91 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

With a lot of us working from home, this could be the perfect desk for someone who has limited space but still deserves to be as comfortable and organized during this unprecedented time. This problem-solving Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand can be used on any surface so the makeshift desk situation you might currently have will be greatly improved!

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock

$134.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

It’s tech for your tech. Belkin products are known for their durability and this problem-solving charging device is no exception. Keep this charging station on the bedside table and maintain that clean and sleek look while charging an iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. We all hate unsightly chords sprawling all over our nightstands and desks and this product will keep them out of our mind.

Engraved Pocket Knife

$23.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

One of the most popular problem-solving items in the world is a basic tool that many of us would benefit from carrying. A pocket knife might seem like an unattractive prospect for some, but they come in so incredibly handy you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one after using it for a week. This engraved option makes it special for whomever’s initials land on it.

Chef’s Path Airtight Food Storage Container Set

$44.97 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you are wanting more cabinet space, you don’t have to invest in a new kitchen layout to make a tangible difference in your kitchen. Instead, turn to the problem-solving Chef’s Path Airtight 14-piece Food Storage Container Set it makes keeping food tidy and fresh a breeze. They also look much better than all the random bags that might be on your shelves now.

Rubbermaid EasyFindLids

$24.05 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

In the same vein as the last item, this problem-solving Rubbermaid 38-piece food storage set comes with lids that snap onto the bottom of the containers which makes finding the right lid a snap! If you’ve got that one cabinet that’s just a mountainous mass of mismatched plastic, it’s time to recycle and move on! Never waste time or lose a lid ever again!

Deluxe 2021 Planner

$34.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you have trouble keeping up with important dates, we’ve got just the problem-solving item for you. For many, phone calendars are not as effective as the old-fashioned way and this planner looks way cuter than a phone! Make dates, keep track of them in this, and see get more stuff done and see the people you love even more.

PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer

$79.95 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you aren’t already aware, we are about to hit you with a really gross fact, most phones are 18 times dirtier than a toilet. Yuck! Don’t worry we’ve found a problem-solving device that will clean that nasty device with ease. This Smartphone Sanitizer will clean your phone in 10 minutes with UVC technology that kills the germs and bacteria on the surface. Further, we’re all trying to keep things as disinfected as possible these days and this would certainly help you on that front.

Intelex Fully Microwavable Slippers

$22.26 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Next on the gift guide is a cozy pair of slippers that are microwavable-safe. What problem-solving are a pair of slippers doing? Warming your ice-cold feet and providing you with plenty of relaxation. They’re also filled with all-natural French lavender to provide soothing warmth and comfort. If you’ve constantly got cold feet, you know what to do!

Pattern Jojoba Oil Hair Serum

$38.01 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you have unruly curls that aren’t unruly in the right way? We’ve got a problem-solving product that will help you correct your curls. Pattern was created by none other than actress Tracee Ellis Ross , you know the daughter of legend Diana Ross! Have you seen her magnificent hair!? This Jojoba oil is made of safflower oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, olive oil & lavender oil which will also make you feel extra pretty and smell nice. This might not give you Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair, but it does work wonders!

The Wrap Life Turbanette

$19 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

While we’re talking hair, we’ve got a problem-solving product that will change your life. It’s the hair accessory everyone needs. Whether you are doing housework, working out, or just hanging out, these Wrap Life Turbanette are perfect for keeping hair out of your eyes. If you want to keep hair out of your face while you do makeup, you’ve found the wrap you’ve always wanted.

Echo Dot (4th Generation)

$59.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

The all-new Echo Dot is the perfect tech addition to any living room, nightstand, or kitchen. And it can be a problem-solving device for the person who is always doing a million things at once. With its sleek design and its convenient clock display, Alexa is there to help with everything. Turn on your lights, listen to music. ask it questions, or whatever else you need.

Portable Electric Automatic Wine Dispenser

$66.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If your problem is not having enough wine on the ready, we’ve got you. A wine dispenser might not seem like a problem-solving device on its face, but the Drinkworks Home Bar will make your life easier by aerating the wine as it pours. If your problem is drinking too much wine, you should probably skip this one for now.

Amazon Smart Plug

$24.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

If you got that Echo Dot as we told you to do, you can incorporate even more problem-solving tech into your life. Alexa plugs allow you to control any device that’s plugged into them. If it’s a lamp, you can tell Alexa to turn off the light without even moving a finger. You can also schedule fans and other appliances by creating certain times you want the products on or off. You need this in your life!

Bluetooth Beanie

$15.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do your earbuds or over-the-hear headphones make earing a beanie while listening to music uncomfortable? For us, a beanie shoves the earbuds into our ears and it does not feel very nice! Further, if you love listening to music while you go on runs, this is a problem-solving device for that as well as you won’t have to worry about an earbud falling out or any annoying cords. This cute beanie comes in a waffle knit (or a woven knit) with Bluetooth headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

$269 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Do you just want some peace? Loud flights, commutes, and other daily tasks can be improved with these great noise-canceling headphones will be the problem-solving miracle of your dreams. Bluetooth Bose headphones are great for playing your favorite music and tuning out loud talkers or any other annoyances.

nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask

$32 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

Never heard of nodpod’s Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask before? Well, this gift guide is opening, or shutting , your eyes to a whole new world. With its patented design, this unique sleep mask makes for the most comfortable and satisfying good night’s sleep. If you have trouble sleeping and want to block out the world until you’re ready for it, this problem-solving mask is just for you!

RELATED: Do You Have Someone on Your List Who Loves Music? Here Are 33 Great Gifts for the Music Lover in Your Life

Furbo Dog Camera

$179.99 at the time of publication

35 Problem-Solving Products You Didn’t Know You Needed to Solve All the Issues That Life Throws At You

And finally, we come to the most problem-solving product of them all! The Furbo Dog Camera not only can you keep an eye on your pets, but you can also talk to him or give throw him a treat for being a good boy and not destroying your couch. If you need to check in on your dog while you’re gone for work, this is the perfect product. Worrying about your pet while you’re away is such a bad feeling. No more! You’ll get peace of mind with this tech.

There you go! 35 items you should buy for yourself or give to a friend because we all need our pesky problems solved! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or others, these items will surely make you feel special and improve your life in a small way. We hope you really do take time to get yourself something to help make life easier. You deserve it.

We hope you found the best stuff to help you with your needs. We are certainly rooting for you! What are you waiting for? Buy one of these awesome products and spoil yourself right now!

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  • 1 YnM Weighted Blanket
  • 2 Swivel Bath Tray
  • 3 RENPHO Foot Massager
  • 4 Comfier Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager
  • 5 YOOVE Loofah Back Scrubber with Bamboo Charcoal
  • 6 Kindle Paperwhite
  • 7 Bottle Opener with Cap Catcher
  • 8 Kids Toy Chest
  • 9 Personalized Leather Dopp Kit
  • 10 Wooden Blank Recipe Book Binder
  • 11 PEGAI Personalized Magnetic Detachable Leather iPhone Wallet
  • 12 Personalized Reusable 24 oz Coffee Cup
  • 13 VEICK Resistance Bands Set
  • 14 Tile Pro
  • 15 Ring Video Doorbell 3
  • 16 Ember Travel Mug2
  • 17 iRobot Roomba i3
  • 18 Screen Magnifier for Cell Phone
  • 19 Desk York Adjustable Laptop Stand
  • 20 Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock
  • 21 Engraved Pocket Knife
  • 22 Chef’s Path Airtight Food Storage Container Set
  • 23 Rubbermaid EasyFindLids
  • 24 Deluxe 2021 Planner
  • 25 PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer
  • 26 Intelex Fully Microwavable Slippers
  • 27 Pattern Jojoba Oil Hair Serum
  • 28 The Wrap Life Turbanette
  • 29 Echo Dot (4th Generation)
  • 30 Portable Electric Automatic Wine Dispenser
  • 31 Amazon Smart Plug
  • 32 Bluetooth Beanie
  • 33 Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
  • 34 nodpod Gentle Pressure Sleep Mask
  • 35 Furbo Dog Camera

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34 Problem-Solving Products That Make So Much Sense, You’ll Almost Be Embarrassed That You Didn’t Think Of Them

The people who designed these useful products seriously deserve an award.

Jonathan Mazzei

BuzzFeed Staff

1. A  clip-on silicone colander  for taking the ~strain~ out of straining noodles. It's flexible, cleans up easy, and can be attached to cookware of almost any size!

reviewer pic of the strainer attached to a pot draining water out of pasta

BuzzFeed Shopping editor  Abby Kass loves this: "It is such a game changer. I have hated using a colander so much. It's so bulky, hard to use, and takes SO much time to clean. This solves all those problems . I've clipped it on various pots and pans, and it's fit every single one. It makes it ridiculously easy to strain the water out of the pasta and even the excess fat from ground beef. I'm throwing my old colander away because it will never be used now that I have this genius tool!"

Promising review: "Love, love, love this pasta strainer!!! My husband and I hate cleaning out the strainer, so I ordered this to make life easier. OMG, does it make life easier!!! If this ever breaks, I’ll be ordering another! It’s very sturdy and easy to use. Absolutely love it!" — Freyja

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four colors). 

2. A car seat gap filler so you can stop struggling to dig for your phone, keys, or anything else that tends to fall into the dreaded black hole between the seats.

The gap filler between the seat and console

Drop Stop is a small business that specializes in car accessories. 

Promising review: "I just don’t understand why I didn’t buy this sooner. It’s one of those things that you’re not really sure why you need it but once you have it, you can’t live without. It saved my poor arm from having to dig my keys, cellphone, pens, french fries, hair ties, you-name-it from between the seat gap. Seriously, it’s awesome." — Amazon Customer

Get a set of two from Amazon for $24.99 .

3. A  mounted brush  — now your cat can groom themselves when you're not around, helping remove and collect hair so it doesn't wind up all over your space. Plus, if your feline friend looooves scritches, they'll very likely *ADORE* this thing.

Reviewer photo of their cat happily rubbing its face on the brush

Promising review: "My cat Gambino Bambino would let you brush him bald!!! He loves to be groomed and comes running whenever the brush comes out. Though we love to accommodate, I know he wanted more. He was constantly rubbing his cheeks and ears on the corner of our walls to get even more scratching. I finally came across this product and knew he would love it! It took a little convincing, but once he got a hang of it, he’s been loving it ! We have one in the living room, one in the kitchen, one at the top of the stairs, and one in the guest room! He is having a great time!!! Very easy to put together and place on the wall. " — T. Mangiaracina

Get it from Amazon for  $7.19 .

4. And a reusable  pet hair remover  for anyone who can never seem to get  all  of their pet's fur off of their clothes and furniture. Just roll it over your fuzz-covered item of choice, and watch it lift the fur RIGHT OFF. Then simply dump out and reuse — no more annoying sticky papers like other lint rollers!

reviewer image of a chom chom roller open to reveal all the collected pet hair inside

Promising review:  " If I could give this product 6 stars, I would.  My husband and I use it almost every day. We have three furry dogs and six fluffy cats, which makes for A LOT of hair. We were using a lint roller before we bought our ChomChom Roller. The lint roller didn't work very well and had to be replaced.  We have had our ChomChom Roller for months and it still works just as well as it did when we first got it.  We can actually invite our friends over now without worrying about all the pet hair." — Morgan Willis

Get it from Amazon for  $24.99  (available in four colors).

5. An impressively effective  Hairbrella  that allows you to keep your hands free while protecting your flawless hairdo from sudden downpours. It folds up super small, making it great to toss into your bag if you don't have room for an actual umbrella. Plus, it's satin-lined to help avoid dryness and frizz when the time comes to free your locks!

Reviewer wearing the hairbrella

Hairbrella  is a Black-owned small business that specializes in hats that protect hair from all kinds of weather. 

Promising review : "Works like a charm! So...of course, the day I get my hair done, an unexpected torrential downpour occurs, and I have NO umbrella. But...I DID have my Hairbrella in my bag! This was the first time I would get to try it out since I purchased it, so I was REALLY hoping it would live up to its hype. I loosely pinned my hair up with a few bobby pins, secured that sucka in place, and took off! While I looked like I just exited a dunk tank after my valiant sprint to my car, my hair was BONE DRY!!! 🙌🏾 Not a drop of moisture hit my hair. Hairbrella is the TRUTH!!!" — Lina

Get it from Amazon for $44  (available in five colors).

6. An easy-to-use cold brew maker so you can stop spending money on Starbucks and make your fave beverage at home!

Reviewer photo of the cold brew maker in the fridge

Promising review: " This cold brew jar is awesome! I haven’t bought cold brew from the store since I purchased this! Super easy to use and no leaks! Fits great in my fridge on the door, and the material of the jar is great!" — Keri Wilburn

Get it from Amazon for  $25.99+ (available in two sizes and with or without a handle).

7. A rechargeable hand warmer for anyone whose hands are always cold. There are three temperature levels to choose from, and you can even use it to charge your phone!

Reviewer holding the hand warmer

Promising review: "This hand warmer is amazing! My hands are constantly cold and I've tried all sorts of products to help keep them warm, but nothing has worked until now. I charge the hand warmer every night with a standard USB charger, and the next day, I have hours of warmth. The three temperature settings are very helpful — I use the highest setting when I'm outdoors for long periods of time and the lower settings when I'm indoors (e.g., sitting at my desk or in a cold movie theater). I've already given hand warmers as gifts to several cold-handed friends and family members and they're loving it as well. I hope Ocoopa comes out with a foot warmer next!" — RK

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+  (available in eight colors and two-packs).

8. A  "Cup Cozy Pillow"  to turn your couch into the ultimate relaxation station. Now you won't have to leave your comfy position to grab a beverage or the TV remote from the coffee table, because this thing has spots for two mugs, a remote, and two additional beverages!

A blue pillow with five holes fitting a can, a drink, a remote control, and a phone

Cup Cozy Pillow is a small business that specializes in family-friendly snack and drink organizers. 

Check out a TikTok of the Cup Cozy Deluxe Pillow in action.

Promising review: "This thing is great! I’m home on maternity leave with my new baby and spend most of my time on the couch under a sleeping baby. This product makes it easy for me to keep my drinks, remote, etc. close by even with dogs running around . It’s a little more expensive than I would have liked but it works, and I love it, so money well spent!" — Amber

Get it from Amazon for $34.99  (more colors available here ).  

9. An indoor insect trap  that uses a UV light to attract bugs, a fan to suck them in when they get too close, and sticky glue boards to trap them inside. It looks much nicer than most indoor bug traps and does a great job reducing the number of mosquitos, fruit flies, and other insects trying to invade your home.

The trap with its light turned on

It's also a great alternative to other sticky traps that sometimes unintentionally trap rodents, leading to a cruel and inhumane death.

Promising review: "This is an amazing product! I woke up in the middle of the night with itching on my hand and face. Now, I live in south Mississippi, and anyone who lives here knows that our mosquito population is healthy! So, I researched and found this product. It had good reviews, so I bought it. Let me tell you, this thing is nothing short of amazing!  

"The first night, it caught four mosquitoes in my bedroom. The second night, five in my daughter's room. I set it in all four bedrooms for over a week and caught mosquitoes in all rooms. In the kitchen/living room — six mosquitoes, two house flies, and three fruit fly-looking things in one night. I turn it on every night somewhere in the house and it catches mosquitos....every night. Bottom line, it works very very well! If you see one mosquito in your house, there are likely dozens, and every time you open the door, more come in. Buy it, it works!" — Vincent

Get it from Amazon for $30.59+ (available in two colors and two styles).

10. A versatile  chop, slice, and dice unit  here to simplify your meal prepping! Forget chopping your veggies one by one and having to clean a cutting board when you can just toss 'em in this device! And when you're done, just pop out the interchangeable blades and throw 'em in the dishwasher!

Reviewer image of chopped onions inside the unit

Fullstar  is a small business established in 2017 that specializes in kitchen gadgets. 

Check out a TikTok of the veggie chopper in action. 

Promising review:  "Makes life so much easier. I can't imagine chopping onions or bell peppers by hand anymore, and it does so much more.  This one requires very little effort to cut through the food, and it has a generous container." — Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $23.99  (available in four sizes and colors).

11. A backseat hook  that'll keep your bags and coats from spending the entire drive rolling around on the floor, dumping out their contents everywhere, and winding up covered in a mixture of dirt, snow, and whatever grime has been hiding under your seats since the beginning of time.

A hook on the back of a car chair with a bag hanging off it

Promising review:  "Everyone who has gone into my car loves these hangers. So useful to hold purses, plastic bags, jackets, 40-ounce water containers, etc! They have remained where I hooked them no matter what I hung on them so far." — L.H

Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.99  (available in two colors).

12. A self-closing, mess-free toothpaste cap  for anyone whose screw-on tube usually winds up covered in a gross mess of old, hardened toothpaste by the time you, your partner, and your little ones get through with it.

a messy toothpaste and a not messy one with the cap on it

Promising review : "I saw these on an Amazon review video on YouTube, and figured I'd give them a try because my boyfriend tends to leave the toothpaste bottle a complete mess and I can't stand it ! These things have a great seal and give out a good amount of toothpaste when you squeeze it. It wipes clean very easily. So glad they come with more than one, but not sure what I'll use the other ones on yet." — Kimberly C

Get a set of three from Amazon for  $6.95  (available in clear, glitter, and multicolor; also available as a pack of six).

13. A beard trimmings catcher — now you can stop dreading the cleanup that inevitably comes with shaving your face over the sink. Tired of thousands of tiny hairs scattered all over the counter every time you wanna give yourself a trim? This brilliant invention is here to save the day.

reviewer pic of person with a beard using the bib and holding a trimmer

Promising review: "My girlfriend bought this for me as a present. At first, I was skeptical to use it, but once I got my hands on it there was no going back. I use my Beard Bib anywhere from two to four times a week and cannot live without it. Not only does this serve a big purpose in my trimming routine, but now I no longer have to argue with my girlfriend about all the mess that I USED to create!" — Timur

Get it from Amazon for $11.30 (available in four colors/styles).

14. A strong and secure  magnetic shelf  that simply fastens to your stove for anyone whose kitchen is painfully low on counter and cupboard space. 

a stove with the shelf along the top and spices sitting on it

StoveShelf is a US-based small business that specializes in stove shelves for various sizes of stoves. 

Check out a  Tiktok of the StoveShelf in action.

Promising review:  "There was no set up... Take it out of the box and place it on the stove. The magnets are very strong, keeping the shelf fixed in place. The magnets are raised allowing air flow underneath preventing the shelf from heating up. Sizing was perfect. I love it!" — Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three sizes and in three finishes). 

15. A reusable collapsible coffee cup  if your gigantic travel mug hogs wayyy too much space in your bag.

a reviewer photo of the cup fully extended

It's also microwave-safe! Note that the 12-ounce size does not include a straw, but both the 16-ounce and 24-ounce sizes do.

BuzzFeed Shopping editor  Danielle Healy has this and loves it: "This is of the first zero-waste swaps I made and I've never looked back. If you buy to-go coffee – whether you're jet-setting or just grabbing a midday pick-me-up — this cup is a must-have . So long as you remember to bring it, it's all the convenience of to-go coffee with none of the waste. It's leakproof and, when you're all done, it collapses down teeny tiny and can be tossed back in your bag. Oh! And it comes with a straw, so all you iced coffee lovers can get in on the action, too."

Stojo  is a small biz founded by three New York dads who wanted a better way to get their convenient coffee fix without all the waste. Now they make stylish collapsible essentials in a variety of sizes and colors, including bottles and food storage containers.

Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in four sizes and in 24 colors).

16. A jalapeno corer  – it makes it faster and simpler to get rid of unwanted seeds while making it *harder* for you to accidentally slice your hand open in the process.

jalapeno corer

Promising review: "Where has this thing been all my life?? Omg, it makes making poppers so fast! And they look great! It even works on the small sweet peppers too. Use this thing to seed your peppers. Then place your filling into a pastry bag or even a Ziploc bag with the tip snipped off. Fill your peppers, and it makes it go so fast! Love love it! I’ve ordered one for my FIL too, as he also loves making poppers!!" — PotsyZebra

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 .

17. A set of  Wad-Free pads  brilliantly designed to help prevent your sheets from getting all tangled, twisted, and balled up every time you wash them. It'll also help them dry faster with fewer wrinkles so you can stop paying for extra cycles.

reviewer image of a burgundy sheet with corners inside the wad-free sheet detangler

Wad-Free  is a woman-owned small business! After wasting time and energy on wadding problems, Cyndi Bray invented Wad-Free for bedsheets.

Promising reviews:  "It's a miracle product! Oh my gosh, I only had to run the dryer one time to dry the sheets instead of my usual four times. They looked cleaner too!" — Bonnie

"I was mildly skeptical, but it works exactly as promoted! I've used it five times and each time there's been no twisting of the sheets and no pillowcases balled up and still wet when the dryer goes off. Super helpful that it comes with two units, one for the top sheet and one for the fitted sheet so I don't have to split them into separate loads. I no longer dread washing sheets and plan to buy some of these as gifts. LOVE it! " — Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99 .

18. A strong and bright  magnetic barbecue light  for anyone who wants to keep the grill going after sundown.

Model grilling meat on a barbecue at night while using the lights, magnetically attached to the grill

Promising review:  "These grill lights are exactly what I needed! They light up the area so well.  The magnets are strong, and the ability to direct the light where needed is great.  The package they came in is perfect to store them in when not in use! I have recommended these to several people who also think they are great. I was worried they would be cheap and maybe not have a lot of magnetic hold to them, but they do!!" — LC

Get it from Amazon for  $24.99 .

19. A  Mr. Coffee mug warmer  so your favorite hot beverage doesn't go from toasty to room temp before you've barely had even a sip.

a mug with a drawing of a corgi with a coffee mug on it sitting on a flat black Mr. Coffee mug warmer

Promising review:  "It's going on a little over a year since I got this coffee warmer, and I felt I needed to let everyone know that this is the best coffee warmer I've gotten. I work 7 a.m.–5 p.m. and it is on the entire time, five to six days a week. It keeps my tea at just the right temperature. Not scalding or room temperature like other warmers I've purchased.  The 60-inch cord is long enough to go across my large desk. The hot plate is 3.25 inches in diameter, making it the right size for even my large-bottomed coffee mug. It's not cumbersome having it sit on my desk. This was a great purchase, and I'm glad I got it." — Christin Fern

Get it from Amazon for $18.41 .

20. A  Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp  — it'll hang out on the inside of your bowl and give it a lil' clean with every you don't have to get in there and do the cleaning yourself! Simply stamp it on, and it'll ward off gross toilet rings and keep your throne smelling nice and fresh for up to 12 days before you have to add another one. Problem solved!

Hand stamping the gel in a toilet

Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference . Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%!" — Janet

Get it from Amazon for $4.37 . 

21. A pair of extra-long oven mitts  that'll do a better job protecting your wrists and forearms from the hot, hot oven!

Reviewer wearing the red and black oven mitts

Promising review: "There is nothing to dislike about these oven mitts. They arrived quickly, and I use them every day. I've baked cookies and bread and roasted meat and veggies without a single burn, which is a first for me. These long mitts protect way up on my arms, and they are very flexible. No more pans slipping out of my hands because of padded cotton mitts that are too bulky to allow for a good grip. I will never use anything but these mitts, and I'm buying some for my daughter as well!" — Georgia grandma

Get it from Amazon for $17.75+ (available in 12 colors, as well as a slightly smaller size). 

22. A  phone remote control ring   so you can scroll through TikToks, turn pages on your Kindle app, skip songs, and trigger your phone to take photos or video *without* touching your device! If you've ever wanted to keep your hands nice and cozy under your blanket while doing some late-night reading, switch up the music from across the room, or take pics and vids from up to 33 feet away — meet your new favorite gadget! 

Reviewer holding the pink version of the ring

Promising review: "I love this thing. It sits on your finger like a ring, and you just press the button to scroll. If I’m going to sleep and I’m comfortable, it’s perfect if I don’t want to move. Yes, it's an unnecessary splurge and ridiculous, but pretty practical if you're an avid TikTok watcher at night like me." — PatyL

Get it from Amazon for $18.09+  (available in five colors). 

23. A  dual-head undercoat rake brush  that seems to magically (yet gently and smoothly) remove mats and help you deal with your furry friends' shedding — especially if your pets have thick, long fur that you struggle to keep up with.

reviewer showing the pile of hair that came off of their dog after using the brush

Promising review: "Game changer! I can't believe I went so long without this dog brush. I've tried other brushes that promise the moon but do nothing more than waste money. Not this one! It's like a magic wand for dog hair. With each swipe, it's like I'm peeling away a layer of fluffy clouds . It's not one of those brushes that cling onto the fur for dear life. Cleaning it is a breeze. Just a quick shake and it's ready for action again. No more wrestling with tangled fur. If you've got a German shepherd in your life, this dog brush is a blessing. It simplifies life, keeps the fur at bay, and turns grooming into a tail-wagging good time. Your couch, bed, and rugs will thank you!" — Elaine

Get it on Amazon for $12.59+  (available in four colors).

24. A bright and comfortable head lamp perfect for hikers, bikers, campers, and anyone who's ever needed a flashlight *and* both of your hands at the same time. This thing comes in handy a lot more often than you'd think!

reviewer wearing the headlamp while hiking

Promising review: "I bought these for hiking and camping trips. It is far easier to put these on and do any work that needs doing in the dark than fumbling with a flashlight or a lantern. It's plenty bright, and the strobe is definitely eye-catching. I honestly don't know how I managed without head lamps before, lol. For certain, they make working in the dark so much easier." — J. Robbins

Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99 .

25. A pair of bear claws — they make it so much quicker and easier to shred meats than when using your bare hands. Hate getting your fingers covered in greasy rotisserie chicken? Use these instead!

Model using the bear claws to shred meat

Promising review: "Just yesterday, I was using these claws to turn a roast I was browning, and I declared my undying love for them. Then I remembered I haven't yet written a review for them. They seriously have changed my life as far as cooking meat. Flipping a chicken, or a goose, or a duck, turning a roast, transferring a roast from the rack onto the board for cutting, holding the meat steady while cutting — the claws do it all. They are like salad hands for your meat. Buy them and see your life change too!" — Anonymous

Get them from Amazon for $20.99  (available in two styles).

26. A set of reusable microfiber mop pads  if you're sick of repeatedly wasting money on single-use, disposable pads. Plus, they're made with extra-thick microfiber, making them even more absorbent than the disposable ones so you can get the job done faster! 

the pad on a reviewer's swiffer

They can be used wet or dry and on basically every type of flooring and even drywall if you're so inclined. Since they can be thrown in the wash, one microfiber pad can replace up 100 single-use pads. 

Promising review : "Just used these for the first time with my Swiffer WetJet and I gotta say I am impressed! Went on easily and cleaned the floors easily! I always hated the one-time use pads and never felt like they got my floor clean. This review is NOT sponsored, I bought these with my own money because I’m sick of single-use products. Seriously, buy these now!!! " — AKGross

Get a set of two from Amazon for $11.49 . 

27. A popular, nonaerosol  dry shampoo powder  for those mornings before work or class when you probably should've showered but simply didn't have the time. Gently rub it in to absorb excess oil and add instant volume — no one has to know! The bottle is tiny, so you can easily throw it in your bag for those *emergency* moments, but reviewers also note that a little goes a long way, so even a small bottle can last for a long time!

Reviewer before using the dry shampoo powder, with visibly oily, fine blonde hair, and after using it with hair looking fresh and non-greasy

Promising review: "Ok so I never leave reviews for anything, but I have to for this dry shampoo!  This one actually works and is just as easy as an aerosol. I usually can get maybe three days out of a hair wash with other dry shampoos, but I got to day five with this one and my hair still looked freshly washed . I never thought I would find anything that worked for me as well as my beloved Batiste , but I think I like this one even more!" — Kennedy

Get it from Amazon for $16  (also available in packs of two and three).

28. A  food thermometer  so you can stop wasting time hemming and hawing over whether or not your chicken is cooked enough and quit losing precious juice from your steaks every time you cut them open to check on the middle. Just stick this lil' guy in and get an instant temperature reading!

Reviewer image of thermometer being used with hot liquid in a cooking pot

Promising review: "I can't believe how easy this thing is to use! I had a thermometer, but this digital one gives you the results immediately. No trying to hold the thing in place for a long time while waiting for the temp to show. I wish I had bought one sooner." — Linda

Get it from Amazon for $13.75+  (available in three colors).

29. A seven-piece set of  nesting bowls  great for kitchens without a lot of storage space. They stack neatly inside each other so you can store them in the most compact and organized way possible.

Side view of the nesting bowls stacked inside of each other

Promising review: "My cupboard had a collection of 20-year-old mismatched mixing bowls. Now I have bowls that take up less space and are pretty enough to use for serving." — Barb F

Get it from our Goodful shop for   $60  (originally $80; available in four color combinations).

30. A wall charger  featuring six outlets and two USB fast-charging ports so you can keep all of your devices juiced through the entire day without adding outlet strips to your already cluttered room.

Charger with several large plugs in it

Promising review: "Better than any strip! Saw this on TikTok and it’s everything. Love the auto night-light feature. So versatile and compact. Worth every penny. Will be ordering more." — Kellie

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

31. A  portable car vacuum  you'll definitely want on hand for dealing with on-the-go spills as well as the mud and sand that inevitably find their way into your vehicle no matter what you do.

Small handheld black vacuum in a reviewer's hand

It's only 2.4 pounds, comes with three different-sized attachments, and plugs into your vehicle's 12-V Aux outlet.  

Promising review:  "This portable vacuum is ammmmmazing! I love all of the attachments to get the hard-to-reach spots! It gets the job done! TikTok made me buy it! If you are on the fence about this one... do it! Hit that 'buy now' button. You will not be disappointed. Never putting quarters in a timed vacuum again. There is never enough time, and you rush around trying to beat the timer. Or is that just me? Haha" — Abigail

Get it from Amazon for  $16.99 + (available in two colors, corded and cordless versions, and with or without a light).

32. A roll of  adhesive weather stripping  — it'll keep the stealthy and (quite frankly) uninvited cold air from sneaking in through the cracks in your doors and windows. It's easy to install and will probably help keep your utilities bill from going through the roof when the weather is chilly.

reviewer holding the white strip to show its thickness and adhesive backing

You'll get two seals (totaling 16 feet) that are 9 millimeters thick.

Promising reviews:  "Just received and installed. Quick and easy to install. One roll split in two covers one standard doorway. It works great at keeping the cold draft out. Stopped it completely. I’ll be using the other roll to fill gaps around a couple of window AC units. I would recommend this to friends and family." — Amazon Customer

"I recently bought an older house where all the windows are out of square. These strips have filled the gaps. I have no doubt that my next electric bill will be significantly lower after applying these to all my windows ." — Nolan

Get a two-pack of 33-foot-long rolls from Amazon for  $8.57+  (available in four colors and two sizes).

33. A  "flossing toothbrush"  great for anyone (kids *and* adults) who hates flossing and will do anything to avoid it. This toothbrush has a second layer of bristles that are longer and 10 times thinner so they can get between teeth and function like floss while you brush for an  extra  deep clean.

A toothbrush with two layers of bristles, one long and thin and one shorter and thicker

Lots of  reviewers  said it makes their teeth feel clean like they've just gotten back from the hygienist, and others say it's comparable to their expensive electric toothbrush for a fraction of the price!   Heads up though that this shouldn't be a replacement for actual flossing.

BTW,  Mouthwatchers  is a small business established by Ronald Plotka, DDS, that specializes in antimicrobial toothbrushes designed to get deeper cleans even patients with "great" dental hygiene might miss with traditional brush and floss routines. 

BuzzFeed Shopping writer  Emma Lord says, "I personally just bought this and love it! I use an electric toothbrush usually, but I feel like I'm getting a much more satisfying clean from these?? Especially because I tend to get yellow stains between my teeth no matter *how* much I floss, and these bristles seem to actually target that a lot more effectively."

Promising review : "I’m a dental hygienist of 16 years and typically use and recommend electric toothbrushes; however, this manual toothbrush is great! My teeth feel very clean after brushing for two minutes, similar to the way they would feel after using my Oral-B or Sonicare electric toothbrush. I’ll definitely purchase again!" — Beth

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.90 . 

34. A set of  compression packing cubes  — these work similarly to a vacuum sealer to save you a *shocking* amount of space...even if you always pack more clothes than you actually end up wearing. They come in different sizes ideal for everything from jackets and sweaters to socks and underwear, and there's even a spot to put a little card on the front so you can label what's in what!

stack of thick sweaters and then it in the compression cube

Just be sure to look up any weight restrictions on carry-on luggage!

Promising reviews : "I'm a flight attendant. Great for my 4–5-day trips when I need to pack extra!" — Amazon Customer

"These bags are amazing! Everything fits, and the compression keeps everything in order and leaves space for last-minute additions. No more emptying the suitcase looking for an item. So easy and organized. My travel life just became 100% easier! Highly recommend them." — LYNN vT

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $39.99 (available in a variety of colors and as a pack of two or four).

Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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Dropshipping Hustle

200+ Problem-Solving Product Ideas for Dropshipping (2023)

Thomas Sleeth

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We all have problems! Some people more than others but every single one of us has problems to a certain degree.

I woke up early this morning and it was freezing (Problem), I then went to the toilet but I had to go in the dark because I didn’t want to turn the light on and wake my wife (Problem). She woke up anyway and complained I was snoring during the night (Her Problem), so I decided it was coffee time! I went to the kitchen and was immediately welcomed by the smell of cat SH** (Problem), thanks Daisy…

As you can tell, I had a bunch of problems within the first 10 minutes of waking up. Many problems like these can be solved or reduced with products or in my case getting rid of my wife and cat.

When you really take a look at yourself and the people you know, you’ll be amazed at the number of problems people encounter. Many of these problems are much bigger than others. For example, my morning problems don’t compare to 99% of the problems faced by the world population.

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What are the Best Problem-Solving Products to Dropship?

A problem-solving product is an item that is specifically designed to address and alleviate a challenge faced by consumers. These products range from mitigating pain to removing inefficiencies in everyday life by not only fulfilling basic needs but also enhancing convenience, safety, and comfort.

When it comes to problem-solving products, the bigger the problem you solve for someone, the easier it will be to convince people to make a purchase. The best products to sell will be products that are aimed at a hungry audience of people and solve a specific problem.

Products that solve problems can be as big as reducing severe back pain or as small as a watermelon cutting device. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you should always just pick a product that solves the biggest problem and assume it’ll make the most money. There are other things to consider:

  • How big of an audience could use this product?
  • How specific is the audience you’re targeting for advertising?
  • How competitive is the product?
  • Is the product unique or generic?
  • Does the product require a lot of convincing to sell?
  • Is the product a high or low-ticket item?

For some unsaturated dropshipping niches to sell , I suggest you read this article.

Problem-solving products are not the only thing you want to consider when deciding on dropshiping products. The other 2 main factors you want to consider is passion and the wow factor.

If the product has a passionate and hungry audience, advertising is easier as you can target a specific group and they will require less convincing to make a purchase.

I have a list of 40 unique products to dropship in this article if you are interested.

Wow factor is another important consideration. Wow factor basically means the product is something that stands out, is unique and/or may be difficult to find in a physical store. This is powerful as it will stop people in their tracks and make them take notice of your product/s.

Ideally, you want a problem-solving product with 1 or 2 of these other factors. This is not essential but it’s definitely a bonus.

Generally speaking, problem-solving products with a wow factor work best for Facebook ads. This is because with Facebook ads, your potential customers are not searching for your product, they’re busy stalking people on Facebook.

Your aim is to stop potential customers from scrolling through their feeds to take notice of your ad. What better way to do this than by marketing a solution to one of their problems right in front of them? At times people may not even know they have such a problem until they are presented with the solution, this is why interruption marketing can be extremely effective.

List of Problem-Solving Product Ideas!

Pet problem-solving products.

  • GPS Tracker
  • Glow in the Dark Collars
  • Car Covers and Seatbelts
  • Automatic Feeders
  • Shedding Brushes
  • Indoor Gates
  • Dog Stairs/Ramps
  • Training Devices
  • Interactive Toys
  • Warm Plush Beds
  • Ergonomic Dog Beds
  • Pet Backpack
  • Scratching Posts
  • Auto Aquarium Cleaners
  • Litter Boxes
  • Foldable Pet Bath
  • Cooling Mats
  • Grooming Products
  • Paw Cleaners
  • Indoor Pet Toilets
  • Pet Strollers
  • Automatic Fish Feeders
  • Water Purifying Cubes
  • 360 Degrees Dog Shower

Kitchen Problem-Solving Products

  • Electric Food Mincer
  • Metal Straws
  • Defrosting Trays
  • Bluetooth Scales
  • Kitchen Storage & Dispensers
  • Kitchen Trolleys
  • Storage Containers
  • Watermelon Slicer
  • Eco Layer Lunch Box
  • Donut Moulds
  • Stove Protector
  • Sushi Maker
  • Avocado Slicer
  • Sink Organizer
  • Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Beeswax Wraps
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Multilayer Shelf Organizer
  • Electric Egg Scrambler

Home Problem-Solving Products

  • Memory Foam Pillows
  • Automatic Plant Waterer
  • Solar Ultra Bright Lights
  • Auto Face Tracking Tripod
  • Mini USB Air Con
  • Anti Fog Mask
  • Weighted Blankets
  • Clothes Folding Board
  • Window Sun Blockers
  • Mosquito Anti-Itch Pen
  • Massage Chairs
  • Bathroom Storage & Dispensers
  • Robot Vacuums
  • Shower Bluetooth Speakers
  • Foot Massagers
  • Smart Sensor Bin
  • Home Security Cameras
  • Automatic Window Cleaners
  • Sleep Headphones
  • Vertical Garden Beds

Beauty Problem-Solving Products

  • Magnetic Eye Lashes
  • Face Massager
  • Teeth Whitener
  • Blackhead Remover
  • Laser Hair Device
  • Beauty Lamp
  • Hair Curler/Straightener
  • Manicure Machine
  • Sleep Masks
  • Acne Treatments
  • Electric Foot File
  • Microdermabrasion Machine
  • Mesotherapy Gun
  • Wax Heaters
  • Infrared Sauna Blanket

Baby Problem-Solving Products

  • Reusable Diapers
  • Nasal Aspirator
  • Leak Proof Cups
  • Baby Carriers
  • Anti Fall Pillow
  • Hands-Free Bottle Holder
  • Electric Baby Swing
  • Baby Walker Harness
  • Toddler Shoulder Carrier
  • Pregnancy Pillow
  • Eco Baby Cutlery
  • Fresh Food Pacifier
  • Anti Slip Shoes
  • Spill Proof Bowl
  • Insulated Milk Storage Bag
  • Baby Bed Fence
  • Training Toilet Seat
  • High Chair Foot Rest
  • Waist Baby Carrier
  • Nursing Bras
  • Diaper Bags
  • 360 Degrees Toothbrush
  • Breast Pumps
  • USB Bottle Heater
  • Baby Monitors
  • Electric Sterilizers
  • Travel Crib
  • Heart Rate Monitor

Camping & Outdoors Problem-Solving Products

  • Luminous Fishing Net
  • Pop-up Tent
  • Waterproof Diving Watch
  • Tactical Knife
  • Survival Kit
  • Ultralight Sleeping Mat
  • Sandproof Beach Towel
  • LED Headlamp
  • Mosquito Net
  • Indestructible Shoes
  • Night Light Glove
  • Night Vision Googles
  • Barefoot Shoes
  • Ultra bright Flashlight
  • Shower Water Bag
  • Portable Toilet
  • Inflatable Pillow
  • USB Thermal Vest
  • Portable Refridgerator
  • Thermal Clothing
  • Fishing Line Clippers
  • Shade Sails
  • Digital Fishing Scale
  • USB Solar Charger
  • Roof Top Tents
  • First Aid Trauma Pack
  • Foldable Silicone Cup
  • Glow in the Dark Tent Pegs
  • Battery Camping LED Light
  • Fishing Rod Holder
  • Vehicle Covers
  • Magnesium Flint

Medical Problem-Solving Products

  • Posture Corrector
  • Carpal Tunnel Magnetic Pads
  • First Aid Kits
  • Humidifiers
  • Medical Skeleton Prop
  • Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Acupuncture Mat
  • Arthritis Gloves
  • Hearing Aids
  • CPAP Machine
  • Asthma Nebulizer
  • Knee Support
  • Neck Stretcher
  • Blood Glucose Meter
  • Toilet Stool

Profitable Problem-Solving Products! (My Opinion)

Laptop table

These have grown in popularity since the pandemic as more people have started working from home. The popularity will die down but they will continue to sell well.

USB baby bottle warmer

Many different types of portable USB bottle warmers are currently on the market. A very sought after product and they’re becoming popular among dropshippers.

Cat self cleaning toilet

The worst part about having a cat is dealing with cat sh**. This is a high-ticket product that I’m betting many people would be willing to pay for.

Dementia clock

These clocks remind people with dementia of the time, date and medication reminders. I’ve seen sites selling these for a small fortune.

Hydrogen water bottle

This water bottle produces extra oxygen in 3 – 5 minutes which is supposed to help alkalize your blood. If it does what it claims, I believe it can be profitable.

3 in 1 wireless charger

A product many people could use. Hasn’t had a lot of orders off AliExpress yet but if marketed correctly this could be a winner.

Portable child booster seat

Child-related products are evergreen and often a great option. This has the advantage of taking up less space and can be transported around much easier.

Magnetic Eye lashes

These eyelashes made dropshippers rich when they initially came out. Don’t assume it’s too late to jump on board as this is a very popular product.

Solar powerbank

Solves a problem in reducing the risk of running out of battery and can be targeted for outdoor activities such as, fishing, hiking and hunting.

What are the best problem-solving products?

The best problem-solving products to sell are anything related to improving appearance and reducing physical pain. These are deep-seeded issues and consumers happily pay for products that alleviate problems.

Most popular problem-solving products for 2022?

Donut pet peds, weighted blankets, robot lawnmowers, teeth whiteners, magnetic eyelashes, USB baby bottle warmers and barefoot shoes were some of the most popular products in 2022.

Are problem-solving products profitable?

Problem-solving products are extremely profitable because you are not just selling a product, you are selling a solution to someone’s problem. If you can convince someone that you can improve their life, it’s an easy sell.

How to Find Problem-Solving Products

Problem-solving products are clearly a smart option for dropshipping. They stand out for advertising and if targeted towards the right audience can be highly converting.

When selling these products your goal is to tell the consumer how the product will solve their problem and improve their lives. Your product descriptions should be persuasive and sell solutions to problems and benefits to the customer.

It’s important to prove that your product does what it claims and the best way to do this is with social proof. 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a friend or family member recommending it to them. I mean why should they trust you, you’re some faceless person trying to make money off them.

The best way to provide social proof is with reviews, testimonials and expert endorsements if you can get them. Another important way is with videos and GIF’s of the product being used. Custom videos of the product in a real-life situation is great proof it works and enables the consumer to imagine themselves using the product in their own lives.

For a complete list of dropshipping niches , I suggest you read my article as it will provide you with some ideas.

I hope this article will help you find your next profitable product. Good luck!

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If you're breaking your fitness monotony this winter, with runs and yoga in the park, expect a slight change in routine. Carrying out cardio and resistance training in the open will come with its own challenges that you may have not encountered in the gym. You'll be concerned about keeping hydrated, dealing with sweaty activewear, storing personal belongings, tracking important metrics and more.

It takes a bit of preparation on your end before you hit the beach or the neighbourhood park, but fret not - you'll find the transition much easier with the right gear and tips. Kirti Thakur, a Dubai-based fitness trainer of seven years and co-founder of the coaching app Last Fitness, tells us that the ideal ambient temperature for working out lies between 23 to 24 degrees Celsius.

"It's good to get the outside air, and it also gets pretty nice at night for walks. Your choice of exercise depends on what temperature you can handle or are used to. At an intermediate level, people can jog, run, do bodyweight exercises, like jumping jacks and jump squats," advised Thakur.

Exercising outdoors begins with keeping muscle cramps at bay. "If you're a beginner, never go outdoors without a light meal or else, you can experience cramps and dizziness. Have a peanut butter sandwich, apple, banana, some walnuts or dates 45 minutes prior. I'd also recommend carrying a water bottle in a waist belt for sipping throughout a session," she explained.

Always start off slowly with enough time dedicated to warming up. Thakur suggests walking for 10 minutes and then moving to mild jogging to gradually increase the heart rate. Choosing the right sports footwear is just as crucial for a sustainable and cramp-free run.

Even in pleasant, cool weather, humidity can be a constant phenomenon. "My personal outdoor challenge is facing a lot of sweating, especially with all the humidity if you live near Dubai Marina," said Thakur, who has added dry shampoo , sweatproof sunscreen , and a water-resistant sports band for her fitness tracker , in order to combat moisture in her outdoor routine.

We've taken down Thakur's tried-and-tested solutions to common outdoor problems, and added other helpful workout gear for you below. Join the many fitness fanatics taking to the streets in Dubai this season, and shop with an Amazon Prime membership for free, fast delivery.

1. Best Fitness Tracker: Fitbit Sense 2 

  • Six months of free membership with guided sessions and training
  • Tracks sleep, stress, heart rate, daily acitivity and more
  • 40-plus exercise modes with GPS
  • High visibility in the sun
  • Water-resistant in up to 50 metres
  • Battery doesn't last six days as stated
  • Some advanced features work with a premium subscription

You've stepped out to work out but have no idea where to begin - a fitness tracker lets you carry training apps on the wrist, offering guided sessions. "You can set timers on sports watches and sync your data with free training apps. For instance, if you want to run a 5k (5km), you'll get guided sessions on the app on how to do it," said Thakur. The Fitbit Sense 2 is a tracker most of her clients opt for, and substitutes well for metrics tracking on gym equipment. Compatible with iOS 13 or higher and Android OS 8.0 or higher, the tracker measures heart rate around the clock, comes with built-in GPS and lets you choose from 40-plus exercise modes, including yoga and bike rides. It also helps you prepare with relaxing breathing sessions, a readiness score and advanced stress management. After purchase, you get a bonus sneak peek into Fitbit's premium membership for six months - that's free guided sessions and exclusive workout plans tailored just for you, which reviewers love. Do note that Sense 2 doesn't allow access to third-party apps, however.

Bonus: Buy with 0% instalments and pay Dh64.80 for 12 months with select banks.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh46 and two years for Dh75.

2. Best Workout Planner: WorkoutLabs Exercise Cards: Bodyweight

Another great way to overcome an exercise block is by keeping a handful of workout flashcards on your person. A deck full of guided movements and rep counts not only reduces unnecessary screen time, but lets you create your own routines for the entire season. The WorkoutLabs Exercise Cards packs contains 60 easy-to-challenging moves with anatomical illustrations, tips and intensity levels. These cards target the upper body, core muscles and lower body, so there's something for everyone. Reviewers find them easy to follow, especially with the colour-coded target areas on each card. They've been able to put together simple routines, which can be switched up to keep things interesting.

3. Best for Cramps: Scivation Xtend Original BCAA, Strawberry Kiwi Splash, 90 Servings

With proper hydration, you'll be able to extend your sessions and train for longer. Thakur recommends mixing BCAA powder (branched-chain amino acids) into your water: "I've tested it out personally for three-hour intensive workouts, and it's helped me lengthen my total training period." If you suffer from frequent cramps, try out our expert-picked BCAA. The Scivation Xtend is a sugar-free, zero-calorie branched-chain amino acids powder with 3.5 grams of leucine for muscle protein synthesis. Sip on this solution before, during and after workouts to replenish electrolytes and support muscle recovery.

4. Best Running Belt: G-Run Hydration Running Belt

An invaluable gear for walking, running and jogging, a hydration belt fits all your on-the-go necessities, including water. Everything you need, from your smartphone to protein bars, has a space on the waist in this G-Run running belt. It comes with two 295ml bottles that are secured on either side of the waist with a main zippered compartment in the centre, big enough to fit a seven-inch phone. Sure enough, a waist contraption could raise doubts about comfort levels on a run - the G-Run belt is fitted with elastic nylon straps to keep it from bouncing and being disruptive. Runners in the reviews test it out on long 15km races and confirm that the belt stays true to the description, staying put even with filled water bottles. Others also add that the bottles don't leak.

5. Best Anti-Chafe Balm: KT Health Chafe Safe

Don't let the dreaded thigh and underarm chafing stop you from clearing that last kilometre. While it's not a common complaint during strength training, Thakur says that painful friction of the thighs can occur on runs, since "we carry more fat in the lower part of the body" and the constant leg rub in sweaty conditions could cause further irritation. Just glide an anti-chafing stick along the inner thighs and elsewhere to prevent blisters. The KT Tape Chafe Safe works for up to 24 hours and is formulated for high-activity performance. Its gel formula is sweat- and humidity-resistant, making reapplications less frequent. Reviewers who've been sprinting for 30 years pin this stick down as an essential. It's non-greasy, washes off easily and lasts longer than other brands.

6. Best Outdoor Sunscreen: Heliocare 360 Spray Invisible SPF50+

We still need protection against the winter sun, but your regular sunblock might not fare well in the face of sweat and humidity. Heliocare 360 spray is our number-one sunscreen for outdoor exercise, as recommended by our dermatology expert, for its convenient aerosol dispenser. It's specially formulated for an active lifestyle with broad spectrum protection of SPF50+ (PA++++) against UVA and UVB rays. The spray applies clear without feeling sticky on the skin. The best part is that this sunscreen is water- and sand-resistant, great for hot yoga on the beach.

7. Best Activewear Shirt: Under Armour Men's Tech 2.0 

Finally, invest in a couple of reliable moisture-wicking T-shirts for training. The best fit for a sprint must be "neither extremely tight nor loose", says Thakur, and the ideal fabric should soak up sweat. This Under Armour men's training shirt is made from UA Tech polyester, the brand's own quick-drying, anti-odour material. The fabric is stretchy with a longer back hem, which prevents the T-shirt from riding up during large movements. It also has no-pluck shoulders to avoid any uncomfortable chafing at the seams. According to reviewers, they've come across no sweat stains or odour. It wears airy and light throughout any activity.

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