I'm always on the hunt for handy gadgets that make mundane tasks easier. Along with being designed well and easy to use, they should be so clever or insanely useful that I'll wonder how I ever lived without them.
I tracked down 31 amazing gadgets that would've been darn near impossible to find before we had the internet - thankfully, nifty little life-changers like a spaceship-shaped pet carrier backpack and flashlight gloves are a click away. These awesome gadgets would make excellent gifts for most everyone on your list, or just yourself!
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This Egg Snack Container Is a Lunch Time Star
Hard boiled eggs are pretty much the perfect snack, and an easy way to add healthy protein to your lunch bag. Problem is, they tend to get squished on-the-go and definitely have an identifiable odor. This cute little egg container keeps your snack safe, contains eggy smells, and comes with a mini spice shaker you can fill with salt, pepper or your favorite topping. It’s great for kids’ lunches or a post-gym snack, too.
This Scrub Brush Helps Keep All Your Fingers Attached
We hand wash our cutting knives to keep them sharp longer, but slippery, soapy hands and razor sharp smooth metal are a dangerous combination. This cutlery scrub brush makes washing sharp things a lot safer since its grippy textured surface wraps all the way around, ensuring you don’t slip. It also cleans both sides of the knife at once, so clean up is fast and easy.
These Dryer Balls Cut Your Drying Time by 50%
via: AmazonIn addition to being incredibly cute, this set of two hedgehog dryer balls is laundry magic. The little spikes help smooth out wrinkles, reduce static electricity, fluff your laundry and make it dry 50% faster, saving you time and money on energy bills. These are especially good for large items or loads, like a bed comforter or load of towels that often need more than one cycle to get completely dry.
These Grill Lights Let You Laugh At Early Sunsets
These versatile magnetic LED lights grab onto any metal surface and throw off bright light to illuminate any task from grilling to auto repair to knitting. We like to grill year-round so these lights would be really handy when it gets dark before dinnertime. The flexible gooseneck lets you point the light exactly where you need it, and the strong magnet means the light stays where you put it.
This Sink Squeegee & Counter Brush Cleans Every Nook & Cranny
No matter how well I think I’ve cleaned the counters, I always find little bits littering the surface from the million spills that happen everyday. This little sink squeegee and counter brush tool sweeps crumbs into the sink and scrapes dried messes off the stove or sink in a snap. It has a built-in handle so you can hang it on the edge of the counter or sink which is nice for those of us who constantly misplace things!
This Food Masher Gets Guac In Your Mouth Faster
Not only does this masher and pot scraper tool make perfect mashed potatoes a cinch, it’s great for making baby food or guacamole. The sturdy metal coil holds your food in place, then you simply push down once on the soft silicone-covered handle to mash. The pot scraper makes clean up easy, and you can even use the masher coil to serve. Yay for fewer things to wash!
This Hair Brush Cleaning Tool Will Disgust & Delight You
via: AmazonOur hairbrushes seem to get filled with hair and gunk so quickly that I’m constantly cleaning them by hand, which takes forever. This metal double-sided hairbrush cleaner zips through tangled, matted strands with a large comb and sweeps out lint with a smaller brush. You’ll be amazed at how much gross stuff you can get out of your brush and how fast it cleans up!
This Car Tissue Holder Is Fancy AF
Whether it’s allergy season or cold and flu season, someone in the car always needs a tissue. The tubes of tissues that fit in your cup holder work pretty well, but they take up valuable caffeine-holder space and not every store carries them. This stylish leather car tissue holder attaches easily to your visor, dashboard or seat back so tissues are always in reach and you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to hunt one down.
This Waterproof Notepad Is Perfect for Compulsive List Makers
Are you a shower multi-tasker? While I scrub away I’m always thinking about all the things on the schedule that day, what to make for dinner, Christmas present ideas, you name it. This waterproof note pad and pencil lets you capture to-do lists or flashes of brilliance before they wash down the drain.
This Sleek Back Scratcher Gets Juuust The Right Spot
This gorgeous copper back scratcher is like an art piece I’d use daily. Its telescoping handle extends to 20 inches then folds back to just over 6 inches, so it takes up virtually no space. There’s also a handy pocket clip so you can keep it on hand for itchy emergencies. So much better than the pen I stick down the back of my shirt that never reaches the right place!
This Posture Corrector Saved My Back
I’ve had bad posture for ages and slouching in front of a computer most of the day doesn't help. This posture corrector is comfortable and easy to wear and I don’t have to constantly remind myself to sit up straight. It’s made a world of difference in my shoulder, back and neck pain and I look taller, too!
This Hot Dog Slicer Makes Hot Dogs Taste Even More Awesome
You wouldn’t think freshly-grilled hot dogs could be improved but this gadget shows they most definitely can. This hot dog slicing tool cuts a grid pattern in the top of hot dogs so smoky grill flavors penetrate deeper, the edges get perfectly crunchy and caramelized and the “slots" grab more of your favorite condiments. This would be a great gift that your favorite grilling fan's never seen before!
This Batter Dispenser Keeps Your Counters Clean
Homemade cupcakes, pancakes, waffles, muffins and crepes are so delicious but sometimes not worth the mess it makes of your kitchen. Simply mix ingredients directly in this 4-cup batter dispenser, then pull the handle to cleanly dispense exactly the right amount of batter. No messy ladles or drippy counters, and you’ll get perfectly sized pancakes and cupcakes that cook evenly. It’s so easy to use even kids can do it by themselves!
These No-Tie Shoelaces Make Any Shoe A Slip-On
via: AmazonThese no-tie elastic shoelaces are seriously genius. I just bought two pair for my kid’s sneakers and winter boots - no matter how securely I double-knot her laces, they're untied by the end of the day. These stretchy laces are so easy to use - just lace the shoes then slide on the locking device, trim the laces to fit and snap on the handy cord clip to cover the trimmed ends. The elastic laces let you customize the tension to perfectly fit your foot, and the flexibility keeps that custom fit even if your feet swell throughout the day. I want these on all my sneakers!
This Veggie Peeler Is Like Four Tools in One
This handy veggie peeler is like having four tools in one. You can peel, spiralize, julienne and slice without taking up all your kitchen storage space! I’d use this for julienning carrots for salads since grating them by hand makes a wet, mushy mess, thin-slicing sweet potato chips or spiralizing some zoodles if I’m feeling ambitious.
This Headphone Splitter Lets You Share Audio Adorably
via: AmazonThis 3-way headphone splitter is not only cleverly shaped like a twig, but also super helpful since you can share music or audio with multiple friends at the same time. It comes with a keychain attachment so you’ll always have it on hand when you need it. It'd be great for travel when you’re sharing a laptop to watch movies, or for kids to listen to their OWN music in the backseat while you’re playing chauffeur.
This Instant Pot Egg Steamer Trivet Ensures Perfectly Cooked Eggs, Every Time
A few times a week, my husband piles a bunch of eggs into the Instant Pot so we have healthy snacks to grab on the go. Unfortunately sometimes the eggs on top of the pile aren’t fully cooked while the ones on the bottom are perfect. This Instant Pot steamer trivet solves that problem since it keeps the eggs separated so each one is evenly cooked.
This Dog Water Bottle Keeps Pets Happy and Healthy
As much as you love kisses from your pup, sharing your water bottle after a long game of fetch is not super sanitary. I love this convenient pet water bottle that’s small enough to clip onto a leash or carry in your pocket, and easy to operate with one hand. Simply press the “Water" button, and a stream of fresh, clean water flows into the attached drinking basin. When your pet’s done drinking, press the button again and the water flows back in so there’s no waste. Perfect for quenching pup’s thirst wherever the day takes you!
This Milk Foamer Got My Kids to Drink Milk Again
This little handheld milk frother is the most successful secret weapon in my parenting arsenal to date. Kids need calcium, so I was freaking out the day my eldest suddenly decided milk was gross. “Babyccinos" are basically just warm foamy milk and my kids think they’re cool, so I decided to make my own at home with this battery-powered frother. It’s super easy to whip up “fancy milk", smoothies, sauces and salad dressings and it cleans up in seconds.
This Ice Mold Makes Your Cocktails Look Professional
Huge ice cubes are all the rage, especially at posh craft cocktail bars because they melt more slowly and won’t water down your drink like smaller cubes. This set of two silicone ice cube molds makes six each of 2-inch square and sphere shapes. Now your homemade drinks will be as just as impressive without having to pay the ridiculous markup! I love the idea of making popsicles out of the ice balls for parties. Cold brew pop, anyone?
This Scalp Massager Brings the Salon Experience Home
The best part of getting a haircut is hands down the amazing scalp massage during the shampoo. It’s delicious and impossible to replicate at home, until now! In addition to feeling heavenly, this scalp massaging shampoo brush makes your scalp healthier by increasing blood flow, promoting hair growth and exfoliating any potential dandruff. Not to mention the extremely satisfying lather you’ll work up while you’re scrubbing! You can also use it to massage achy body parts, like shoulders and back, while you’re at it.
This Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder Makes Manis Easy Anywhere
This ring-style nail polish holder makes DIY manicures a breeze. It keeps your bottle of polish at your fingertips and holds it securely enough that you can paint your nails while lounging on the couch or in bed without risking a nasty spill. This fun and practical polish bottle holder is like having an extra hand!
This Dish Drainer Mat and Rack Is A Kitchen Clutter Buster
No matter how sleek or attractive your dish drying rack is, at the end of the day it’s still an eyesore taking up space on your counter. This genius combination low-profile dish rack and microfiber drying mat is the answer to the clutter problem. It comes in a few sophisticated colors that can blend in with your countertop, and the large drying mat has room for pots and pans that don’t fit in traditional drying racks. When the dishes are dry, it folds up basically flat for easy storage even in teensy kitchens.
This Bottle Opener Will Put a Smile On Your Face
I’m a big fan of every day tools with a sense of humor. This hilarious Luchador Mexican wrestler bottle opener puts your soda or beer bottle in a headlock and makes quick work of that pesky cap. Great as a white elephant gift that people will actually fight over, according to one reviewer!
This Clip-On Drink Holder Is Key for Klutzes
If you’re anything like me, you knock your delicious caffeinated beverage over on your desk at least a few times a week. This handy little clip-on cup holder is small price to pay to protect expensive computer equipment and it also gives you more usable work space since it attaches to the edge of your desk. The new model comes with a little cut out for a mug handle, so it can hold your drink in any bottle, can, cup or mug!
These Fingerless Gloves Should Come Standard in Cold Offices
I, along with many other ladies I know, have constantly cold hands. They get so cold when typing all day in an overly-air conditioned office that you have to cozy up to the printer since it's the only source of heat in sight. These fingerless gloves are perfect because they’re thin enough for typing but keep your hands toasty. I like how the fabric extends a bit down the fingers since those are the chilliest bits!
I'm Obsessed With This Pet Carrier and I Don't Even Own a Pet
This amazingpet carrier backpack looks kind of like a spaceship and lets you conveniently take your little buddy along for any adventure! It has lots of air holes so your pet can breathe freely and a little viewing window so they can see the world outside. Reviewers love using it for air travel with a pet, or just for for bringing indoor pets safely outside on a walk.
This Cute Garlic Peeler Keeps Your Hands Stink-Free
I love cooking with garlic, but I don’t love the ghost of meals past lingering on my hands and under my fingernails from picking the garlic skin off. Use this appropriately-shaped little garlic peeler to quickly and easily remove the skin from garlic cloves, then simply pop the naked garlic out and get on with making something delicious.
This Apple Slicer Is Giving Me Life
As a mom of two ravenous, apple-loving kiddos, I’ve spent countless minutes (hours? days?) painstakingly cutting apples into slices so no one chokes. This sturdy apple slicer and corer easily cuts 16 perfect slices at once, and they’re all equally sized so no one fights over who got the bigger piece. I've used it at least three times a day since I got it and it works amazingly on pears, too.
These Silicone Stretch Lids Take the Frustration Out of Food Storage
When it’s time to store leftovers, one of two things always happens: either I can’t find the right size lid for the container at hand, or the plastic wrap gets all tangled up before I can cover the food. This set of seven various sized silicone lids stretch to fit over all your food storage container shapes and sizes, from smoothie cups to square baking pans. You can even stretch one over any foods with a flat surface, like a halved melon or pineapple! It’s also an easy way to be more environmentally friendly since you’re using less disposable plastic wrap.
These LED Flashlight Gloves Shoot Light From Your Fingers
Maybe it's not as exciting as the ability to fly, but shooting light out of your hands would still be a pretty cool superpower. These stretchy neoprene LED flashlight gloves have bright lights on the pointer finger and thumb which nicely illuminates a wide range of tasks like auto repair, knitting or reading in bed while your partner's asleep, night fishing, checking IDs at a bar, grilling or just looking for something that fell under the couch.
The Magnogrip Keeps Screws And Nails Right Where You Need Them
via: AmazonMagnets are a wonderful thing.
This Compact Plug-in Air Sanitizer Cleans Your Air With Zero Footprint
via: AmazonIt kills germs, mold, freshens air and wipes out odors, all while staying nice and small on your wall.
People Swear By This Wildly Popular Acupressure Mat
via: AmazonAccording to reviewers, it hurts at first, but after a day or two, it starts to work its magic.
This Tiny Gadget Not Only Charges Your Devices, But Also Adds Bluetooth Functionality To Your Car
via: AmazonFeel like taking that 20th century car into the 21st? Bluetooth amazingness is a ROAV adapter away.
These Harperton Nail Clippers Will Be The Last Ones You Ever Buy
via: AmazonIf you haven't tried a REAL pair of nail clippers, trust me, you need to. It's a completely different (and far superior) experience from those $2 clippers.
This ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf That You'll Want In Every Room
via: AmazonWhy don't all outlets have shelves?
These Big Wool Spheres Will Replace Dryer Sheets
via: AmazonThrow out those dryer sheets and fabric softener. These solid wool balls are a wildly popular solution for soft and static-free clothes.
This $8 Invention Adds An Invaluable Footrest To Your Shower
via: AmazonMuch like cupholders, I don't understand why more everyday things don't have built-in footrests.
Stop Resenting Your Pets: Clean Up Their Hair From Anywhere For Under $20
via: AmazonThe all-rubber construction of the FURremover Broom not only lends to its long-term durability, but also its multi-use utility as a fur-gathering sweeper, and a pee-pushing squeegee. It'll keep your carpets fur-free and your hardwood unstained, so you can love your pets in all their messy glory without (too much) resentment.
These Stainless Steel Reusable Drinking Straws That Will Help You Save the Environment
via: AmazonThe sad truth is that plastic straws are terrible for the environment. But if you love drinking out of straws (like we do), all hope is not lost! These stainless steel straws are perfect replacements. And they come with their very own cleaner brush!
With This Gap Cleaning Brush You'll Have The Cleanest Window Tracks On The Block
via: AmazonThere is literally decades of dust living in the crevices of my windows right now, awaiting attack by the Trycooling Brush.
These Wildly Popular Baking Mats Will Keep You From Scrubbing Stuck-On Messes
via: AmazonUse these handy silicone liners to create a nonstick layer on your baking sheets. They're great for cookies, candies, cakes, biscuits — anything you want to bake in the oven. And they're dishwasher-safe!
These Moso Purifying Bags Apparently Have Odor-Killing Superpowers
via: AmazonThousands of reviewers tout the powers of these bags of activated charcoal, specifically highlighting their abilities to freshen truly nasty old shoes, or even drink up the odorrific remnants of spoiled milk inside a minivan.
This Bed Band That Prevent The Dreaded Sheet Slip
via: AmazonWho can get any sleep when your sheets are constantly slipping off? These brilliant "bed bands" eliminate that problem so you can finally catch some Z's.
Using These Dirt Cheap Drain Snakes Will Both Disgust And Fascinate YouWhen you first snake your drain, you might gag. Then you're gonna wonder where all that hair came from. Then you're gonna be so happy you spent $5 instead of calling in a plumber. Then you still might gag. Then you'll move right on to the next drain.
This Bottle Emptier Ensures You Get Every Last Drop
via: AmazonWhat's more satisfying than completely finishing a bottle of product, down to the last drop? Whether it's your favorite condiment or spendy bottle of shampoo, you'll get your money's worth by using these handy Bottle Emptier gadgets that store your bottles upside down. This pack of two is sleek enough to fit nicely on fridge or shower shelves but sturdy enough to hold a bottle of laundry detergent, and double as a water/baby bottle drying stand!
This 6-In-1 Kitchen Tool Makes Meal Prep a Breeze
via: AmazonWhat can't this innovative 6-in-1 kitchen tool do? This bad boy ensures its meal prep must-have status thanks to the clever scissor-style food cutter with built-in cutting board, knife, peeler, fish scaler, bottle opener, nutcracker, knife sharpener and finger guard. Easy to use, fewer things to wash and store - how did I survive in apartment kitchens without this gadget?
This Dog Feeding Tracker That Saves Your Sanity And Keeps Fido Fit
via: AmazonDogs are kind of like kids in the sense that they'll never say no to a snack even if they ate an hour ago. Since you can't get a straight answer when you ask the dog and you live with one or more people who may have already fed them, this useful "Did You Feed The Dog?" tracker will save your sanity and your pup's waistline! It's also an indispensible helper for older pet owners who'd benefit from an easy reminder.
This Couch Coaster Stops Living Room Spills
via: AmazonThis genius Couch Coaster keeps drinks from spilling, even if kids or pets are bouncing around or you're in a rocking recliner! The smart cup holder is weighted so it stays in place and is an awesome solution if you don't have room for an end table or coffee table. Choose from snazzy red or couch-matching neutrals. This thing seriously has a rabid fanbase on Amazon - the reviews are incredible!
This Cactus Back Scratcher Lets You Get Juuuust the Right Spot
via: AmazonWhy is it that I seem to get an itch right in the middle of my back when my hubby's not home to help? I've resorted to aggressively twisting up against a doorframe like a deranged bear but this cactus back scratcher seems much more efficient. The two-sided design lets you choose nubs or spikes depending on how strong you like your scratching, and the elastic strap stretches to hit just the right spot. Aah - I feel better just watching this guy use it!
This CryoCup Helps Injuries Heal Faster
via: AmazonEveryone knows ice is key for helping sports injuries, but the CryoCup makes the healing process even faster since you can give yourself an ice massage. Simply fill with water, pop the cup in the freezer then apply to your injury. An added bonus is it keeps your fingers from freezing off since you're not directly touching ice!
This Triple Timer Is Your New Kitchen BFF
via: AmazonI'm always amazed when people can perfectly time cooking a meal so the sides and main are all piping hot and ready to serve at the same time, but I think I've discovered their secret. This fancy triple timer displays three easy-to-read 100-hour digital timers with unique alarm sounds that's so good it won "Best Kitchen Timer" in an America's Test Kitchen product test!
These Silicone Food Savers Hug In The Freshness
via: AmazonHow do you save the rest of an onion or tomato if you only need half? Ziploc bags or plastic wrap slide around annoyingly and don't do a great job, but these Food Huggers create a perfect seal! This set of four silicone food savers come in different sizes to fit fruits and veggies or reseal open jars and cans. Handy and cute for the win!
These Stemware Savers Make Wine Glasses Dishwasher-Safe
via: AmazonThe last thing you want to do after a relaxing glass of wine is hand wash your stemware. Now you can pop your wine glass in the dishwasher without worrying about breakage thanks to these stemware savers. These flexible silicone gadgets clip onto your wine glass stem, then a hollow tube slips onto the dishwasher post to keep the glass secure during the washing cycle. Congrats - you just freed up more time for your nightly Netflix binge!
These Plate Dividers Eliminate Dinnertime Drama
via: AmazonIf your kid subscribes to the "foods shalt not touch" commandment from the book of Picky Eaters, these silicone plate dividers will save your sanity. They suction to the plate so even runny foods stay in their lane, and each food cubby holds 1/2 cup so it's easy to measure portions. The best part? Now you can toss all those bulky plastic kids' plates with all the different sections that are a pain to store and wash!
This Mix N Chop Tool Is Perfectly Suited For The Job
via: AmazonEvery once in a while you stumble across a tool that's so simple yet so genius it blows your mind. This Mix N Chop utensil is that gadget - this kitchen workhorse's pinwheel blades help ground meat evenly brown and make quick work of mashed potatoes, tomato sauce, egg salad and more. Hundreds of reviewers are bananas over this durable nylon tool - one has been happily using the same one for over ten years!
This Gel Ice Hat Slays Migraines
via: AmazonMaybe it's not the most fashion-forward headwear, but this gel ice hat is a miracle-worker for migraines. Three flexible gel ice packs slip into the hat's pockets and perfectly contour to your head so you can lie down comfortably until your headache's gone. Reviewers suffering from sinus pain, head colds, seasonal allergies, fevers and tension headaches found immediate relief with this cold cap!
This Pour Over Travel Brewer Is A Godsend For The Morning-Impaired
via: AmazonAlthough I've been part of the working world for quite a while, I'm a resolute night owl which makes mornings exquisitely painful. Even more so since I have two little ones raring to go at the crack of dawn! Good thing this Coffee Gator pour over travel brewer makes it easy to get your quality caffeine fix even if you're running late - simply fill the removable filter with ground coffee or loose leaf tea then splash in some hot water and you're good to go! Plus it comes in fun colors like orange and burgundy to make your mornings a bit brighter.
These Finger And Toe Ice Packs Work Like A Charm
via: AmazonWhen you jam your finger or stub your toe it's impossible to ice the pain away without freezing your entire hand or foot...until now! This finger and toe ice pack relieves sprains, sports injuries, arthritis and minor burns by using cold and compression to quickly work its magic. Reviewers report being "happily surprised" at how well these little guys work!
This Double-Ended Extension Cord Solves Your Lighting Woes
via: AmazonIf you've only got one wall outlet smack in the middle of a long sofa or king-sized bed, how do you power lamps on both sides? Answer: this double ended extension cord that stretches up to 6 feet on both sides and spans 12 feet total! Since each end of the cord has 3 outlets, you can conveniently plug in cell phone chargers, humidifiers or whatever else you want by your side.
This Divided Skillet Lets You Cook 5 Foods In One Pan
via: AmazonWant an easy way to cook an entire meal (or different meals for picky eaters) all in the same pan? This divided non-stick skillet has five sections with high walls so you can easily flip or stir foods without spilling. Reviewers love it for family breakfasts and dinners with multiple sides. The best part is you only have one pan to wash and it's dishwasher-safe!
This Inverted Umbrella Has 1,000+ 5-Star Reviews
via: AmazonWhen the wind's gusting and the rain's coming down sideways, your regular umbrella ain't gonna cut it. If you're sick of flimsy umbrellas flipping inside out at the hint of bad weather, this functional inverted umbrella is your new trusty sidekick on stormy days. The durable carbon fiber ribs open from the top so you stay dry while exiting the car or doorway, then close to form a waterproof cone, thoughtfully keeping floors and your car interior dry. And one reviewer says "the design on the inside makes me hate everything just a little bit less" - it comes in 19 patterns so there's something everyone will love!
This Liquid Filled Ice Cream Scoop Is Professional-Level
via: AmazonThis ergonomic Zeroll ice cream scoop comes highly recommended by Cook’s Illustrated, America's Test Kitchen, Food & Wine and tons more legit sources. Still not convinced? A reviewer that owns an ice cream shop says it's the only scoop he'll use because it rolls the perfect ball of ice cream and releases it easily. The secret is the heat-conducive liquid sealed within the handle that makes this scoop such a smooth operator - I don't care how it works as long as it gets the ice cream in my face faster!
This Bed Sheet Tucker Tool Makes It Easy To Make Your Bed
via: AmazonLike everyone and their mother these days, we recently got a memory foam mattress and what they don't tell you is how heavy those suckers are. It's so cumbersome to lift the mattress corners, end and sides to tuck in your top sheet, especially if you have any shoulder or arm injuries. This bed sheet tucker tool tightly and effortlessly tucks the sheets without making you lift the mattress - might be incentive enough for the kids to start making their beds...
These Magnetic Spice Jars Are An Adulting Power Move
via: AmazonIf your spice drawer looks anything like mine, it's a nightmare to find what you need and the jars have spilled everywhere. These magnetic spice jars handily attach to your fridge so you can free up kitchen drawer space and make sure the spice is right with a quick glance at the see-through lid! The no-spill jars let you shake or pour the just amount you need and come in packs of 3, 6, 12 or 24 so you can customize to your spice storage needs.
The Aquapaw Makes Bathtime Fun For Pups
via: AmazonIf your dog hates getting clean, this Aquapaw pet grooming tool will make him a bathing beauty! It's a pet shower sprayer and scrubber in one that you can hook up to your shower or outdoor hose and it's great for dogs, cats, horses or feral children. It slips onto your palm so you can use both hands to hold onto your animal, and keeps her calm since it just feels like you're petting her while you're actually giving her fur a deep cleaning treatment. Less soapy water spraying all over and a lot less stress for both of you makes this gadget a no-brainer for pet owners!
This Tablet Wall Mount Keeps Your Precious Screen Out Of Harm's Way
via: AmazonI'm constantly using my tablet to reference Pinterest recipes while I'm cooking, and it suffers oil spills and saucy smears on the regular. This tablet wall mount is an awesome solution for home cooks working from online recipes or dorm dwellers wanting to watch movies hands-free, and you can even mount it on an exercise machine to make your cardio sesh suck less! It adjusts to fit any size tablet and has built-in cord clips to keep things neat.
This Trash Bag Holder Keeps Plastic Bags In Check
via: AmazonEven though we try to bring reusable grocery bags on shopping trips, somehow we end up with a million plastic bags. I love to repurpose them as small trash bags or for bagging drippy raw meat containers before tossing them, but I don't love how they take over all the under-sink space. These Handi Hanger Trash Bag Holders easily install on cabinet doors and keep plastic shopping bags neatly contained but easy to access. Reviewers living alone or in small spaces have even replaced their space-hogging regular trash cans with these!
This Foldable Yoga Mat Takes Up No Space!
via: AmazonYoga mats are notoriously bulky and a pain to tote to the gym, but this foldable yoga mat takes up virtually no space in your trunk or gym bag. The compact design fits easily in a carry-on bag so you can get your daily moment of zen wherever you travel! It comes in six cool patterns and gets rave reviews for portability and comfort.
These No-Show Knee High Socks Keep You Fashionable, Not Frozen
via: AmazonThese no-show knee high socks let you wear your favorite booties and flats all winter long without freezing to death. The clever cut-out in the front hides the socks from view, and the knee high style keeps them from slipping down throughout the day. More good news: these socks eliminate the common problem of stinky shoes if you typically go barefoot in flats!
This Antiperspirant Hand Lotion Won't Make You Smell Like Teen Spirit
via: AmazonThere's not much that saps confidence faster than an impending handshake when your palms are dripping wet. Fist bumps are a bold choice for business meeting or cocktail party introductions but if you'd rather follow convention, there's this antiperspirant hand lotion. Happy reviewers say they can now enjoy things like holding hands with dates and feel more confident during social interactions and job interviews thanks to their now-dry hands. Plus, you can use also use it on your toes to stop stanky swamp foot!
This Blister Blocker Balm Is a Big Miracle In A Little Tube
via: AmazonIf you've ever had to wear pinchy high heels for hours or break in stiff new shoes, the painful, blistery memories will be all too vivid. Thankfully some hero invented this all-natural, non-greasy blister prevention balm that lasts up to 6 hours and is small enough to slip into your tiniest evening clutch. You can use it on any shoe pain points like straps that chafe the top of your foot and ankles and heel or toe friction. Now heels might be (almost) comfortable!
This Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser and Toothbrush Holder Will Keep Your Bathroom Clean(er)
via: AmazonMy kids get more toothpaste on the bathroom counters than their actual toothbrushes and there's always an unholy mess waiting for me. This automatic toothpaste dispenser will pay for itself when the kids aren't slathering every inch of the bathroom with sticky grape-scented goo! And the included toothbrush holder will make the frantic search for the kids' toothbrushes when we're already late for school a thing of the past. Since they're both wall-mounted, your bathroom counters stay clutter free-ish!
This Faucet Drinking Fountain Means Fewer Cups To Wash
via: AmazonAnything that cuts down on household chores is a winner in my book, and this faucet drinking fountain gadget means fewer cups to wash since kids can get a sip straight from the tap! Just pop it on your tap, turn the water on then squeeze to redirect the water up for drinking. Conveniently, you can leave it on the tap all the time and still use your faucet normally for washing hands or dishes with no obstructions.
This Puzzle Rolling Mat Is A Frustration-Free Storage Solution
via: AmazonPuzzles are so much fun for kids and adults, but they can easily take over a dining table and are a pain to store. This puzzle rolling mat and storage bag lets you neatly roll up a still in-progress puzzle without messing it up or losing any pieces. It holds up to 1500 puzzle pieces, has a convenient hanging strap so you can store it tidily away until next time and a label so you know which puzzle's inside! I have a feeling Marie Kondo would wholeheartedly approve.
This Buckle-Free Belt Erases Belly Bulge
via: AmazonThis buckle-free belt makes wearing jeans and "real" pants so much easier since you can just snap it on and forget it! You don't have to unbuckle and redo it during every bathroom break, and you don't need to adjust it when you sit down since the elastic band stretches with you. But the key selling point is the lack of buckle bulge under shirts and the slim, streamlined look it gives your midsection. I work from home so nothing comes between me and my elastic waist pants, but this game-changing belt might make jeans an easier choice!
This Windshield Cover Makes Snow and Ice Cleanup Laughably Easy
via: AmazonHere in the tundra of Boston, the arduous process of digging your car out of the snow and scraping ice off your windshield in face-freezing windchill is par for the course in winter. That's why I'm so excited about this windshield snow and ice cover that makes car cleanup infinitely less painful - you just lift the mess off in one go! And it'll stand up to the gale force Nor'easter winds with windproof straps that attach to the wheels to hold the cover in place. In nicer weather it doubles as a picnic blanket, tent sleeping pad, baby crawling mat or pet car seat cover so it's pretty much worth it's weight in gold.
This Mattress Band Secures Bedding With No Fussy Fasteners
via: AmazonThe almost-profanely named Rubber Tucker mattress band keeps sheets and blankets from sliding off the bed and disrupting your sleep. Plus, it's so much easier to actually make your bed in the mornings since your sheets stay perfectly in place - all one happy reviewer has to do is smooth her top sheet and quilt for a tidy look.
This Portable Paw Cleaner Keeps Pups Happy and Floors Clean
via: AmazonMud is tough on pup's paws and even more so on your rugs. Now you and your four-legged friend can splash through puddles and take muddy hikes without worrying about messy paw prints all over your car and house with this Portable Dog Paw Cleaner. Just fill the plastic cup with a little water, insert doggy's paw then twist the mud off with the gentle silicone bristles that line the cup. Cleaning the cup is easy, since all the components come apart for a quick rinse.
This Handy Snack Bowl Phone Holder Streamlines Your Snacking
via: AmazonThis two-piece snack bowl with phone holder is a genius solution for keeping your space clean while you enjoy messier snacks like edamame, olives, cherries and nuts or seeds with shells since it doubles as a trash receptacle. The clever bowl holds your phone or mini tablet so you can keep on watching hilarious pet videos or playing Candy Crush while you nosh.
This Burger Press Looks Like A Nightmare, Works Like A Dream
via: AmazonThis interesting silicone burger maker might look a little crazy but the thick, juicy burgers are so good you won't care! It makes six 1/3 pound patties and has a built-in burger dimpler that's "scientifically proven" to keep burgers flat and evenly cooked during grilling. Since we love a multi-purpose gadget, you can also use it to portion out soups or stews for freezing.