We've all got problems. Bills to pay. Bosses to please. Annoying neighbors who can't seem to keep their business to themselves. I know that a virtual shopping trip to Amazon can't solve all of them. But it definitely can solve some of them!
No, Amazon can't really help with your overbearing mother-in-law, that embarrassing thing you said that one time that you will never stop obsessing over (at 3AM, on a weeknight, when you can't seem to sleep!), or your student loan payments, but it can help keep your car tidy, your skin clear, and even keep would-be criminals at bay while you're out of town.
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At the very least, shopping is a fun distraction from your other problems. To that end, here are 30 of the handiest problem solving gadgets on Amazon.
We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: 22Words is a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and may receive a share of sales from links on this page.
Always Have a Place to Set Your Drink Down With These Sand Coaster Drink Cup Holders
via: AmazonA day at the beach is great, if you don't mind sand in your everything. If you do mind sand in your drink, your phone, all over your sunglasses, then you're going to want to get some of these handy Sand Coaster Drink Cup Holders. The low profile design makes them easy to pack, and handy to use in sand, grass, and anywhere else where you need to put your drink down on the ground.
This FakeTV Burglar Deterrent Makes it Look Like Someone is in Your House, Watching TV
via: AmazonWould be thieves generally target homes where they can get in and out easily without encountering a homeowner. Make your home a less attractive mark with a FakeTV Burglar Deterrent. Simply set the timer before heading out of town, and it will look like you're home catching up on Netflix even if you're off on some fabulous vacation. The flashing color lights mimic a TV screen surprisingly well.
Create More Closet Space Out of Thin Air With the Wonder Hanger MaxCheck out how much room the Wonder Hanger Max can save you! The genius contraption works quite simply: hang up all your clothes in the designated slots, you can even double up, then take the second hook off the bar, and, voila! The hangar collapses all your clothes into a neat, tiny parcel! Now picture your closet full of these babies. It's a beautiful sight.
Keep All Your Jewelry Tangle Free With This Travel Jewelry Case
via: AmazonProblem: your necklaces, dangly earrings, and other jewelry become a tangled disaster every time you go anywhere. Solution you've always used: spend 20 minutes swearing and untangling the mess every time you travel. Much better solution: get a Travel Jewelry Case. A place for everything, and everything in its place. This is a particularly beautiful idea when it comes to all of your beautiful things.
The Double Dish Pistachio Bowl is the Perfect Dish For Certain Snacks
via: AmazonPistachios, olives, and edamame are all great to snack on but share a common problem: you need two bowls so you have a place to discard shells, pits, and pods. The cleverly designed and attractive Double Dish Pistachio Bowl solves that problem. Snack away on all your favorites and simply discard any shells and pits into the openings where they collect out of sight. This bowl plus a bag of pistachios would make a terrific host gift!
This Brush Color Removal Sponge Allows You to Easily Switch Between Makeup Colors Without Switching Brushes, or Muddling Your Colors
via: AmazonSure, you can wash your brush between each color, but then your brush is wet. Or you can clutter your makeup space with several duplicate brushes so you can keep changing them out, but that's an expensive endeavor. The best and easiest way to quickly clean your brush is with one of these Brush Color Removal Sponges. It might be magic, as it somehow cleans all the color off your brush while leaving your brush completely dry and ready for immediate use again.
Wake Up to a Good Hair Day by Using a 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase at Night
via: AmazonWe all know that we shouldn't wash our hair every day. That's easier said than done if you wake up each morning with bent, dented, flattened, tangled, and otherwise unappealing hair. It turns out, our cotton pillowcases are the culprit causing our ugly morning hair! A 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase allows your hair to slide over it rather than clinging to it. After a night's sleep on this pillowcase your curls or your blowout will still look fresh.
The Lay-n-Go Cosmetic Bag Let's You Easily See All of Your Things at Once
via: AmazonHow much time to women spend digging through the dark abyss of our purses and cosmetic bags? It's frustrating, time consuming, and, it turns out, unnecessary. At least for cosmetic bags. This Lay-n-Go Cosmetic Bag is your toiletry kit reinvented. It opens all the way up so that brow pencil, eye cream, or concealer has nowhere to hide. No matter where you are, open this cosmetic case and you've got a clean, dry surface to work from.
You Don't Have to Rely on Your Memory With This Wear-N-Write Dry Erase Board
via: AmazonIf you're like me, then when you do any sort of DYI job around the house you spend a fair amount of time repeating measurements over and over again aloud so you don't forget. You hang one curtain rod, remeasure the distance from the sill to the screw and then repeat "2 and 5/8ths" over and over as you move the step ladder to the next window. It works, most of the time, but there is a better way. This handy Wear-N-Write Dry Erase Board means you can have other thoughts and even conversations while you move your ladder!
A Neti Pot is Both Intensely Weird to Use and Entirely Helpful
via: AmazonMaybe you've heard about Neti Pots and have considered trying one, but the whole thing sounds too weird and gross. But then you get that cold. The one where your whole face is clogged with what feels like cement. Desperate for relief, you risk looking like a meth cook and ask your pharmacist for the good stuff. But it's no use. It's time to finally try a neti pot. It is extremely strange feeling, and somewhat uncomfortable, but HOLY COW! It works! Your face will be wonderfully emptied and you will not care how gross it is. Before you know it, you'll be a convert and will be telling others about the sweet, sweet relief.
Fit Any Bike Onto Your Bike Rack With One of These Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptors
via: AmazonSo you want to take the family somewhere for a nice bike ride. First step: attach the bike rack to your car. Now you're sweating and mad. Next step: put the bikes on. First bike, no problem. Next bike, what the heck? Whether it's a small frame, a ladies' frame, or a kid's bike, chances are one or more of the bikes you need do not easily go on your rack. So you do the best you can with straps and bungee cords and you have bikes at all sorts of crazy angles and you are drenched in sweat and have exhausted your profanity lexicon. Or maybe there's a better way. The Bicycle Cross-Bar Adaptors fits onto ANY bike and then lets that bike fit onto ANY bike rack. Amazing, right? And swearing is completely optional.
DURALINE Inglot is a Must Have For Any Make Up Maven
via: AmazonThis stuff is useful in so many ways! Want to make your eyeliner last forever and ever? Seal it on with a drop of DURALINE Inglot. Is your mascara getting a bit dry and crumbly? Add a drop of Inglot and it's like new. Same for gel liners. Have an eyeshadow you want to use as an eyeliner? A drop of Inglot on a liner brush and you've got yourself a brand new liquid liner.
The O-Sip! Silicone Straw Lids is the One Lid to Rule Them All
via: AmazonIs your cupboard full of various reusable cups, each with its own lid and straw? And have you noticed that you NEVER pull out the right cup/lid combo on the first, second, even third try? Forget all of that annoying frustration. The O-Sip! Silicone Straw Lids are stretchy and provide a tight, leakproof seal on just about any cup. Just add a straw. This set of three will replace all your annoying single-cup-fitting plastic lids.
The Future is Now and the Credit Card Light Bulb Proves it
via: AmazonI can't get over how cool this thing is. The Credit Card Light Bulb is exactly what the name implies. About the size of a credit card, it fits into your wallet and unobtrusively waits until the day you need a little extra light. Then you simply fold up the light bulb, and the LED light illuminates. Fold it back down and the light goes out. Go ahead, live in the year 3018. (At about a dollar apiece, this has stocking stuffer written all over it!)
Fit All Your Plugs With This Surge Protector with Rotating Outlets and USB Ports
via: AmazonWe all have surge protectors and power strips that are only half full because of the large plugs that don't fit in next to one another. Well, some genius thought of this Surge Protector with Rotating Outlets and USB Ports. Not only does it have handy USB ports, saving your adapters for elsewhere, but the rotating outlets means that those giant plugs don't have to take up two outlets.
Get Professional Acne Treatments at Home With This Acne Clearing Red and Blue Spot Treatment Light
via: AmazonHow is it that celebrities always seem to have perfect, clear, glowing skin, while the rest of us suffer from all sorts of unattractive periodic breakouts and other face maladies? The answer is money, of course. They can run to the dermatologist at the fist tingle of an oncoming pimple while we do things like put toothpaste on our faces. It's no wonder they look better. Well, with the Acne Clearing Spot Treatment Light you too can look like a one-percenter, without the trip to the dermatologist's office.
Every Car Should Have a Back Seat Headrest Hook
via: AmazonThe worst thing about a sudden stop in your car is the inevitable sound of your purse flying onto the floor and spilling everywhere. You know that some things have rolled away to never be seen again, but you don't know what. Never lose the contents of your purse again with one of these handy Back Seat Headrest Hooks. Of course, the hooks can be used to hang other things - like your blazer, groceries, wet jacket, kid's bag... It can also be turned around so that you can hang things on the front side of your passenger seat if you mostly drive solo.
Switch Out Your Switch Plate For an Outlet Shelf and Create More Counter Space Out of Thin Air
via: AmazonOnce you see an Outlet Shelf you begin to wonder why no one thought of this before. These days we all have a million and one gadgets and devices that need to be plugged in and need a place to live. This shelf is perfectly sized for a small speaker, baby monitor, or smart home device and an Echo. Save your counter space for other things.
No Need To Put Permanent Holes in Your Walls With These Magnetic Poster and Picture Hangers
via: AmazonThese Magnetic Poster and Picture Hangers are a clever solution to an old problem. Maybe you change your mind a lot about your wall decor. Maybe you rent and aren't supposed to damage the walls, or maybe you just don't want a million holes in your walls. Whatever your reason for not wanting to use nails, tacks, or traditional picture hangers, these magnetic hangers are a perfect alternative. Simply stick a magnetic, non-damaging, totally removable adhesive sticker to your wall, cover it with your poster or picture, and place the attractive dot magnet on the front side.
Next Time You Feel a Pimple Coming on, Nip it in the Bud With a Simple Pimple Patch
via: AmazonThese little adhesive patches deliver a powerful hydrocolloid treatment to your oncoming pimple, drawing out whatever is clogging up the works, and speeding up the healing process. Best of all, the Simple Pimple Patch is nearly invisible once it's in place, allowing you to cover and protect your pimple while it heals. If you can't help but touch, squeeze, and pick at your spots, even though you know it only makes things worse, you're going to want to try these patches.
Turn Your Mass of Bulky Keys into a Sleek, Jingle Free Bundle With the KeySmart Classic
via: AmazonThis would make a great gift for just about anyone, but especially for someone who carries their keys in their pocket. Instead of a bulky, pointy, disordered mass of keys, the KeySmart Classic creates a streamlined and contained bundle about the size of a small pocket knife. It includes a standard loop to attach larger car keys and fobs. Say goodbye to giant, lumpy, sometimes painful pockets!
This is Not Your Average Spork, but a MoMA Exclusive Ramen Fork + Spoon
via: AmazonDesigned by Masami Takahashi, and originally created for a popular ramen restaurant chain in Japan, this Ramen Fork + Spoon is a spork with class. As silly as it may seem, it actually is perfect for eating ramen noodles. If you have a ramen lover in your life, or a poor college student, this would make a great gift. A quick read of the reviews and you know that while a spork is funny by nature, this one is no joke. People really use it and love it.
Keepons are a Simple Fix For a Common Problem
via: AmazonIf you wear glasses then you know the annoying slip that happens constantly. You can tighten the arms so they squeeze uncomfortably, or you can adjust your glasses ten thousand times per day. It's a small annoyance which calls for a small solution. Keepons are stretchy little hook things that slide onto your frames and keep them right where you want them. Keepons come in both clear and black, and virtually disappear once you have your glasses on.
If You're Going to Drink, You Might as Well Drinkwel
via: AmazonDrinkwel for Hangovers touts itself as "the multivitamin for people who drink." The organic multi targets liver function and helps metabolize alcohol, so no matter what you drank Friday night, you feel alright come Saturday morning. Obviously, these vitamins are not going to absolve you of all your drinking sins, so please drink responsibly. From the company's own safety disclaimer: "This product does not prevent intoxication, alcohol poisoning, alcohol abuse, or utter stupidity."
The DRIVE Bin is a Garbage Can For Your Car so Your Whole Car Doesn't Have to be a Garbage Can
via: AmazonThere are two kinds of people in this world: those who keep their cars spotlessly clean at all times, and the rest of us who drive around in embarrassing motorized trash cans. The DRIVE Bin is for the second set, because we all know the first set of people don't allow food in their car anyway, so they don't have the problem of accumulated wrappers, straws, coffee cups, etc.
All Soap Dispensers Should be Automatic Soap Dispensers
via: AmazonLet's say you're preparing dinner and you've just coated a bunch of chicken breasts in flour (like a boss). You're ready for the next step in your fabulous meal creation but your hands are currently coated in a thick layer of floury salmonella. You try to extract soap from your countertop dispenser with your elbows, but your elbows are super uncoordinated and the soap dispenser slips and crashes into your wine glass which falls and shatters and now you have red wine splashed up all your cupboards and shards of glass everywhere. Don't be this person. Get yourself a Automatic Soap Dispenser so you can wash your hands without having to use your elbows.
This Large Breathable Fresh Herb Keeper Will Keep Your Greens Greener Longer
via: AmazonLarge enough to store asparagus and celery, the Breathable Fresh Herb Keeper promises to make your herbs and veggies last up to four times longer! You can finally stop throwing out your fresh herbs before you have a chance to use them all. Simply pour water into the glass container, place your herbs or vegetables in the inner cup, and lower the cup into the glass. The whole thing then goes into the fridge where it allows just the right amount of air to circulate.
No Need to Worry About Losing One of Your AirPods With the AirPods Strap
via: AmazonIf your AirPods slip or move when you're active, or you miss the convenience of being able to take out your headphones and have them hang around your neck, check out this clever AirPods Strap. It is designed to allow full functionality of your awesome AirPods, while keeping them securely attached to one another and allows you to hang them around your neck when not in use.
This Write On Icing Decorating Tool is Just Plain Fun
via: AmazonLook at it! It looks like a pencil! The silicone Write On Icing Decorating Tool not only makes cake decorating more fun, but it also allows you to make precise fine lines simply by squeezing the sides. It can be used for more than just icing too. Try writing with chocolate sauce or honey. It's dishwasher safe and would make a great gift for a fun baker in your life.
The Easy Pull Food Chopper Makes Short Work of Chopping Veggies
via: AmazonMake homemade salsa in a matter of seconds with a fraction of the mess with the Easy Pull Food Chopper. A few quick pulls and you have a rough chop, perfect for salsa. More pulls and you have a saucier blend, perfect for pesto. You can use it to chop things like onions or garlic to save on tears and sticky, smelly messes. Chop bunches of fresh herbs without a mess and without crushing them. You might just find yourself reaching for this chopper every day.