Life can be complicated sometimes, and I think it's safe to say that we could all use a few products to help make things easier. From a cast iron skillet cleaner to a flat colander to disposable wipes that whiten your teeth no matter where you are, the following 36 products are all guaranteed to solve life's most annoying problems.
Oh, and did I happen to mention that they're all available on Amazon for under $20 bucks? That means you could buy every single one of them without feeling guilty.
Prepare for your life to instantly become changed for the better. You're welcome.
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These Clothes Hangers That Give You WAY More Space
via: AmazonI'm one of those people who buys new items of clothing without throwing away my old, ill-fitting, and outdated pieces first, and my house has verged into hoarder territory because of this. These brilliant hangers can fit multiple items on each one, thus allowing me to carry on my reckless spending habits without running out of space in my closet.
This Food Storage Container That Saves Your Produce
via: AmazonEvery weekend I go to the store and do a giant shop to hold us over until the next weekend, and that usually involves picking up some fresh fruits and veggies. While I have every intention of eating them in a timely matter, that doesn't always happen, and the end up going bad far sooner than I expect. These food storage containers keep food fresh for longer so you waste less food (and money).
This Tub O' Towels That Get Down And Dirty
via: AmazonLife gets messy sometimes, and you need something tough to tackle your biggest messes. This Tub O' Towels can handle even the most disgusting jobs without breaking a sweat. Plus, the large 10-inch by 12-inch size and durable fiber weave construction keep them from breaking down. I like to keep a tub in my car for cleaning up after those especially messy Taco Bell runs.
This Cast Iron Cleaner That Scrapes Off Years Worth Of Gunk
via: AmazonI'm so clueless about how to clean cast iron skillets that I put my first one in the dishwasher to clean it. Spoiler alert: It ruined it. I do not suggest this method of cleaning. Instead, get yourself The Ringer, which cleans without removing the seasoning or cause rusting. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, so it's easy to clean. If only I'd known about this thing years ago!
This Self-Cleaning Toilet System That Does The Dirty Work For You
via: AmazonDo you hate cleaning your toilet? I'm guessing the answer to that is "yes", since I assume there's something very wrong with you if you actually enjoyed this grotesque household chore. What if I told you that you could have a sparkling toilet without ever having to clean it again? This Fluidmaster 8100 is a self-cleaning toilet system that scrubs and disinfects every time you flush.
This Purse Hanger That Keeps Your Car Clutter-Free
via: AmazonI can't tell you how many times I've been driving, had to stop suddenly, and watched as the entire contents of my purse have been strewn on the floor of my car. In fact, there are still old Wint-O-Green Lifesavers and an assortment of loose change on the passenger seat that will probably stay there forever as a result. These headrest hooks give you a secure place to store your purse without worrying about it going AWOL.
This Nifty Sharpener That Keeps Your Knives Super Sharp
via: AmazonThis knife sharpener is an essential kitchen tool if you'd rather hold onto your ancient knife set instead of buying an expensive new one. The bottom has a grippy surface that holds securely onto the tabletop, adding safety and security. Plus, it's just over $5 bucks, making it one of the cheapest sharpeners out there. There's really no excuse not to buy this thing!
This Eyeliner Stamp That's Makes You Look Like You Have Serious Skills
via: AmazonAlthough I have a bit of an obsessed with beauty tutorials on YouTube, for some reason I'm still not able to recreate the looks no matter how often I try. My eyeliner always looks more Marilyn Manson than Marilyn Monroe. This eyeliner stamp gives you a perfect cat eye with minimal effort on your part. But nobody needs to know that!
This Wall Organizer That'll Make You Feel Totally Grown-Up
via: AmazonThe other day I opened my desk drawer and noticed that it was so crammed full of important papers that I could barely close it again, and it was in this moment that I realized that it was time to finally get organized. This hanging wall organizer keeps your documents exactly where you need them so you're not left digging through stacks of bills two weeks after they're due.
This Hot Tools Holder That Prevents Scortch Marks
via: AmazonThis hot tools holder is one of those products that's so ridiculously brilliant but at the same time so simple that I'm angry with myself for not inventing it sooner. Instead of risking burning down your house with your hot styling tools, simply stick them in this heat-resistant silicone holder instead. It sticks securely onto your countertop and can withstand up to 500 degrees.
This Ice Cube Tray That's Spill-Proof
via: AmazonAm I the only one who's incapable of filling up an ice cube tray at the sink without spilling 90% of it during the walk over to the freezer? Why is such a basic necessity so poorly designed? Allow me to introduce you the only ice tray you'll ever want to use again. The silicone cover means you'll no longer be drenched every time you want to enjoy an ice-cold beverage.
This Trash Can That Fits On Your Countertop
via: AmazonTired of your countertops, desk, and bedroom constantly being covered in random trash? Keep it tidy with this handy countertop trash can. The swing lid makes it each to fill and empty, plus the brushed stainless steel finish adds a chic touch. I have a full-sized Simple Human trash can, and once I found out about the countertop version I immediately bought three.
This Fur Catchers That Keeps Hair Off Your Clothes
via: AmazonMy dog sheds about 5 tons of fur per day, and I'm constantly going out in public with my clothes covered in dog hair. It's gotten to the point where I only buy gray clothes so the fur just blends in instead of trying to completely eliminate it. These FurZappers can be thrown into the washer and dryer so you no longer have to walk around looking like you work at a grooming salon.
This Drawer Organizer That's Oh-So Clever
via: AmazonIs your underwear drawer filled with single socks that you're constantly trying to find the matches for? Are you sick and tired of not being able to open it without it exploding because it's too jam-packed with stuff? This honeycomb drawer organizer is the answer. It expands to fit any size drawer and gives you tons of perfectly sized spots for socks, underwear, and PJs.
These Magnetic Key Holders That Help You Keep Track Of Your Essentials
via: AmazonThere are few things more annoying in life than leaving the house, getting to your car, and realizing that you've forgotten your keys. It happens to me on a near-daily basis, and I was complaining to a friend about my forgetfulness when she recommended I pick up some of these magnetic key holders. They screw directly into your light switch plate and are strong enough to hold up to three pounds.
These Cable Clips That Keep Your Cords In Place
via: AmazonI work from home, and if my home office is even slightly cluttered it distracts me for the rest of the day. Okay, my TV and refrigerator tend to be distractions as well, but it's mostly the clutter. These nifty cable clips stick directly onto my desk and keep my cords neat and tidy so I can focus on work. Or whatever TV show I'm currently binge-watching.
These Dog Bowls That Are Easy To Stow
via: AmazonMy husband and I like to take our dog on long hikes around northern Wisconsin, both because it's beautiful and relaxing to be out in nature and because she's an insanely energetic Australian Cattle Dog who needs hours upon hours of exercise to become tired out. These dog bowls collapse so they're easy to throw in a pack without taking up hardly any space.
This Water Bottle That Has Secret Storage
via: AmazonI used to be an avid runner, and while I've fallen behind on this hobby lately (I blame the pregnancy), I've been trying to make an effort to start up again and start training for a 5K. This water bottle not only holds 24 ounces of water, but it also has a secret compartment for money, a house key, and anything else I need while I'm out for a jog.
These Baggie Holders That Make Storing Leftovers A Breeze
via: AmazonI've been trying to cut back on my dining out addiction and cooking at home more often, which usually results in leftovers. And you know what one of the most annoying parts of having leftovers is? Trying to put them into ziplock bags without the contents spilling all over the countertop. This set of two baggy racks holds them perfectly in place so you can fill without fear.
This Purse Hook That Keeps Your Bag Off The Floor
via: AmazonWhenever I go to a restaurant, I never know what to do with my purse. I don't want to put it on the filthy floor and wind up getting old food bits and who knows what else stuck to the bottom of it, but placing it on the table always takes up too much space. It's quite the conundrum. This table hanger features a weight that you place on your table and a foldable hook so your purse stays clean and secure. Genius!
This Tool Kit That's Surprisingly Affordable
via: AmazonWhen you become a homeowner for the first time, it's amazing how many things instantly need to be fixed. And while it can be scary to think about tackling these DIY jobs yourself, a $2,000 handyman bill is even scarier. Everyone needs a basic tool kit for odd jobs around the house. This is exactly what you need to start taking care of business.
This Shower Curtain Clip That Solves An Annoying Problem
via: AmazonHere's an irritating problem that we all struggle with that didn't have a solution until now: When you shower, the curtain comes away from the wall and splashes water all over the bathroom floor. These clips attach securely to your shower and keep your curtain closed so your floor stays dry. Plus, you get four for just over $7 bucks.
This Budget Planner That Keeps You From Overspending
via: AmazonIt's way too easy to buy things online nowadays, and when I first got Amazon Prime I bought so much stuff that I could barely afford my rent. This budget planner helps you keep track of your spending without it feeling like a chore. Plus, at the end of the month, you can treat yourself to something fun with all the money you've saved!
This Blindspot Mirror That Makes You A Better Driver
via: AmazonI'll admit it: I'm a terrible driver. I tailgate, I drive way too fast, and I'm always completely oblivious to how far away I am from other cars while parking. This blind spot mirror was made for crazy drivers like myself. It easily sticks directly onto your side mirrors and allows you to have complete visibility. Everyone should own a pair of these!
These Reusable Earplugs That You'll Use Constantly
via: AmazonIf you don't put the effort into protecting your ears, you might be doing extreme damage to your hearing without even realizing it. These reusable earplugs have a 32 Noise Reduction Rating so you can attend loud concerts safely, avoid unwanted travel noise, or sleep more soundly without sacrificing comfort. The silicone construction adds major durability so they stay looking like new year after year.
This Flat Colander That's A New Spin On A Classic Kitchen Tool
via: AmazonThis unique colander takes a design we've known and used for years and turns it upside down. The flat shape allows you to use it in a variety of different ways, such as catching food scraps that you don't want going down the drain or washing and preparing fruits and veggies. Plus, it's dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a cinch.
This Fur Remover That's A Must For Pet Owners
via: AmazonSince I adopted my dog three years ago I have spent way too much money on lint rollers. My clothes are always covered in fur, and I'll be at the grocery store or at a bar and look down to discover that I still have a layer of hair on my pants even after a thorough rub down with a roller. This fur remover is reusable and lifts off hair about 10 times easier than a traditional lint roller.
This Vinyl Decal Remover That Gets Rid Of Regretable Bumper Stickers In A Snap
via: AmazonDo you have some humiliating bumper stickers covering your car that you've tried to remove but can't quite seem to scrap completely off? Are you embarrassed every time you drive anywhere? This vinyl decal remover attaches to a standard power drill and takes off stickers in one easy step. You won't have to live with that "Who Farted?" decal forever after all!
This Bottle Cleaner That Has A Darling Design
via: AmazonI probably own 20 different water bottles, and although I know I should be washing them on a regular basis, it's a rare occurrence that I actually put in the effort. It's just too much of a pain since they're all extremely narrow and thus hard to wash. This bottle cleaner is not just shaped like an adorable pair of green beans, but it also fits perfectly into every bottle I own and gets then cleaner than they've ever been.
This Parking Assistant That Helps You Avoid Dings
via: AmazonRemember what I said about being a terrible driver? I can use all the help I can get in that department, which is why this parking aid is such a game-changer. Simply hang it in a spot in your garage that's easy to see and stop and stop driving once you reach it. Now you'll know when to stop to avoid running into the back wall of your garage, which, for the record, I have done several times.
This Utensil Holder That Has A Space-Saving Design
via: AmazonIf you have a cramped kitchen that doesn't have a ton of cabinet space, you can't waste it with one of those big cutlery holders that takes up an entire drawer. This one holds just as many forks, spoons, and knives while only taking up a fraction of the space. Your utensils are organized and you still have room left over for all your other tools and gadgets.
This Pie Crust Saver That Protects Your Precious Pastries
via: AmazonBaking is hard. It's basically like a science experiment where you have to get every step 100% right or the whole thing falls apart. On the rare occasion that I actually create something that tastes halfway decent, I don't want to wreck it getting damaged during transit. This pie crust saver helps me to avoid breakage of even the most delicate of crusts.
These Futuristic Scissors That Have A Built-In Laser Guide
via: AmazonAm I the only one who finds it impossible to cut straight with a pair of scissors? Sure, I could pull out a ruler and use that as a straightedge, but it's awkward and usually ends up being more of a hassle than just accepting a crooked line. These clever scissors feature a laser line that gives you a perfectly straight guide so your cuts are straight every time.
This "Spit" Spray That De-Fogs Your Goggles
via: AmazonIf you've ever gone snorkeling, you know of the importance of spit for keeping your mask clear and fog-free. The only problem with that is that sometimes you don't have the amount of spit necessary to get the job done. Plus, if you really think about it, it's kind of gross. This "spit" spray keeps your mask clear without the need for bodily fluids.
This Paint Pen That Makes Touchups A Breeze
via: AmazonIf there's one DIY job I absolutely despise, it's painting. It's messy, it makes me sweaty, it hurts my back, and I always end up getting paint all over the floor no matter how many drip clothes I've put down. So when I put a knick in my wall, the thought of having to pull out all the painting supplies again is just too overwhelming. This paint pen allows me to touch up small spots without having to lug out the paint cans.
These Whitening Wipes That Keep Your Pearly Whites Pearly
via: AmazonI love nothing more than a hot cup of coffee to wake me up in the morning and a big glass of red wine to relax me after a long day of work. But you know who doesn't love these two beverages? My teeth, since they leave them covered in stains. These whitening wipes remove years worth of stains and are small enough to fit into your purse for on-the-go whitening.