You can buy all kinds of things on the Internet these days, but the best purchases are always the ones that you're actually going to use in your everyday life. We've collected 37 super handy items that are basically guaranteed to make your life easier. Hope you find something you like!
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These Drain Snakes Are Gross, Yet SatisfyingDon't bother calling a plumber next time your drain is clogged — just use one of these things! With a single tug, you'll pull up the nightmarish clog that's been lurking in your pipes since...well, the last time you used something like this.
Take the Best Baths of Your Life with This Overflow Drain Cover
via: AmazonFinally, you can take a bath in water deep enough to cover your whole body. With this drain cover, your bathwater can be a good several inches deeper, and you can relax in peace.
This Bluetooth Adapter Has Several Handy Features
via: AmazonFirst of all, it can transmit your phone calls (and music/podcasts) through your car's radio. It also features 2 USB ports andan app that can help you locate your car in the event that you've forgotten where you parked.
These Wool Dryer Balls Make Doing the Laundry Easier
via: AmazonYou can use them instead of dryer sheets or fabric softener, plus they significantly cut down on dry time which saves you both time and money.
These BedBands Keeps Your Fitted Sheet Exactly Where It's Supposed to Be
via: YouTubeIf your fitted sheet tends to wander during the night, you're going to love BedBands. They securely clip onto the corners of your fitted sheet, keeping it firmly in place all night long.
This Silicone Baking Mat Is a Dream Come True for Bakers
via: AmazonUse them in place of parchment paper or greasing your pan. They're oven-safe up to 480 degrees and can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher.
These Stainless Steel Straws Are a Great Choice
via: AmazonThey're good for the environment and they look very cool, too. They even come with their own tiny brush for easy cleaning.
This Glass Scrubber Makes So Much Sense
via: AmazonIt sticks to the bottom of your sink with strong suction cups and can be used to easily scrub glasses without having to contort yourself to reach all the corners.
This Cookie Dipper Solves an Age-Old Problem
via: AmazonOreos and milk. They're a classic combo that tastes delicious, but who wants soggy fingers? No one. This elegantly designed tool gently cradles your cookie for easy and neat dunking.
This Salad Spinner Gets Your Greens Clean
via: AmazonHarness the power of centrifugal force to get your lettuce in proper salad condition. Place your washed salad in the spinner and give the button on the lid a few presses. As the bowl spins around, the water is flung off the leaves and your greens are ready to eat.
This Taco Holder Is Perfect for Your Next Taco Night
via: AmazonTrying to balance several hard shell tacos on your plate is quite the challenge. Sure, it's kind of a first-world problem, but it's one you can solve with this nifty taco tray. Spilled tacos? Not on your watch!
These Pizza Scissors Let You Cut the Perfect Slice
via: AmazonUsing a pair of scissors is the best way to cut a pizza, hands down. These scissors have a built-in triangular platform to hold the pizza so you don't have any toppings flop off mid-cut.
The Ice Genie Might Replace All Your Ice TraysJust fill the space between the cup and the sleeve with water and let it sit in the freezer. You can easily pop the ice cubes out and refill it to make more ice. Handy!
The Zip Blade Is a Light yet Tough Utility Blade
via: Amazon/Slim JimThis small blade is built to hook onto any standard zipper so it's always within easy reach. Everyone can use a small blade at some point or another. This one costs less than $15!
This Ear Wax Remover Actually Looks Kinda...Fun?The Smart Swab features a flexible spiral-shaped tip that can be spun inside the ear to "drill" earwax out. Its design prevents it from doing any damage to the ear canal. Also, it's pretty entrancing to watch.
This Staple-Free Stapler Saves You a Trip to the Office Supply Store
via: AmazonIt's not like staples are particularly expensive, but who wants to pay money for tiny pieces of metal that are just going to jam up your stapler? This staple-free "stapler" actually punches a small tab into the paper and threads it through a whole to keep your pages together without any need for pokey bits of metal.
This Sushi Roller Looks Like a Magic TrickLay your sushi roll components inside, pull on the tab, and voila! Instant sushi roll! This little gadget is sure to impress your friends and family. And yourself!
This Adjustable Measuring Spoon Means Fewer Dirty Dishes
via: AmazonIt also reduces clutter in your kitchen drawers — you really just need the one measuring spoon no matter what you're making!
This Wine Air Pump Removes Corks in SecondsJust poke the metal prong into the cork and give a few pumps. The increased air pressure will pop the cork out quickly and easily.
These Wine Stoppers Can Seal Your Wine Back up Again
via: AmazonAnd once the cork is removed, you can use these handy stoppers to close the bottle back up. They create an airtight seal, keeping your wine as fresh as it was when you first opened it.
This Butter Cutter Is Better Than a Butter Dish
via: AmazonForget using a knife to cut sticks of cold butter. The Butter Cutter does the work for you! Slice it right onto your toast, baked potato, corn, or whatever else you eat with butter.
This Ice Ball Maker Is a Must for Whiskey Lovers
via: AmazonThe silicone ice trays create perfectly spherical ice balls — they melt much slower than standard ice cubes and keep your drink cold without watering it down too much.
This Universal Socket Is a Great Tool for Almost Any Job
via: AmazonThe unique design automatically adjusts to virtually any size or shape, making it ideal for screwing or unscrewing wingnuts, eye bolts, hex nuts, broken nuts...and pretty much anything else that you can screw into wood.
This Chese Grater Comes with Its Own Storage Container
via: Amazon/SESGrate your cheese (or veggies!) directly into a bowl with this cleverly designed kitchen gadget. It also comes with a snap-on lid to keep leftover food fresh.
This Lint Remover Cleans Itself!
via: AmazonLint removers are great, but usually, you have to clean them off yourself. Then you get lint on you and it's a whole vicious cycle of lint and cleaning. This one cleans itself when you place it inside its base. So convenient, right?
These Leaf Scoops Make Yardwork a Little More Fun
via: AmazonSlip these things on your hands and transform into an efficient leaf-grabbing machine! They make it easy to move huge piles of leaves in a fraction of the time it'd take with your standard rake-and-tarp strategy.
This Bluetooth Speaker Is also a Remote Camera Shutter
via: Amazon/LouwhoFirst of all, this little guy pumps out some serious volume. But that's not all it does! It also has a small button on the top which you can hook up to your phone in order to use it as a remote shutter for selfies and group pics.
This Shower Curtain Lets You Use Your Devices While You Scrub
via: AmazonJust place your devices in the clear pockets on the outside of the shower curtain. The thin, clear material allows you to operate your devices from inside the shower without risking any water damage.
This Toilet Plunger Is Actually a Huge StickerNext time your toilet is clogged, use one of these stickers instead of a traditional plunger. The sticker creates an airtight seal around the toilet bowl, allowing you to plunge with more pressure and easily unclog your toilet.
This Watermelon Slicer Works Like a Charm
via: AmazonThe best part is that if you're the one doing the slicing, you get dibs on the center piece. (It's the best one!)
This Handheld Bag Sealer Keeps Your Snacks Fresh
via: AmazonUse it to reseal opened snack bags and keep your chips and Cheetos fresh and crisp between snack sessions.
This Dough Whisk Has a Devoted Following
via: AmazonWith a 5-star overall rating and more than 1,600 reviews on Amazon, we couldn't help but be impressed by this dough whisk. Its design has remained the same for several generations, making it the quintessential tool for breadmakers around the world.
The Scoopie Makes it Easy to Scoop Protein Powder
via: AmazonProtein powders typically come with their own scoop in the jar, but good luck getting it into a water bottle without making a huge mess. This clever gadget acts as both a scoop and a funnel, making it easier than ever to make a smoothie.
These Stackable T-Shirt Holders Will Bring Order to Your Wardrobe
via: AmazonEach sleeve holds a single T-shirt and can be stacked in orderly rows. Easily remove a shirt from anywhere in the stack without messing up the whole tower.
These Eyeglass Cleaners Clean Both Sides of Your Lenses at Once
via: AmazonJust pinch them like a pair of tweezers and go to town. The microfiber cover won't do any damage to your lenses.
This Sheet Folder Offers a Much-Needed Extra Hand
via: AmazonWhen folding bedsheets, blankets, and bedspreads, don't you wish you had an extra hand? This wall-mounted gadget holds the sheet for you!
The Bed MadeEZ Makes it Easier to Make Your Bed
via: AmazonMaking the bed is another thing that's easier when you have an extra hand. Just shove this handy wedge under your mattress to prop it up and easily slip your fitted sheet onto the bed. Genius!
These Magnetic Twist Ties
via: AmazonThese magnetic twist-ties can be used for chip bags, cable management, and anything else you can think of. The magnets are super strong and so versatile...we guarantee you'll find a use for every one in this 10-pack, and then some!
This Odor-Eating Bag
via: AmazonThis bag uses charcoal and other natural ingredients to deodorize and purify your air. It's perfect for your closet or gym bag and only requires some sunshine every few months to keep it working.
This Snug Straw Topper
via: AmazonYou can turn any cup into a sippy cup for your little one with this snug straw topper. It stretches over the top of almost any cup and prevents spills.
This Magnetic Wristband
via: AmazonThis magnetic wristband is a godsend for anyone working with nails or screws. They'll always be in a convenient place when you need to start drilling or hammering.
These Bed Sheet Savers
via: AmazonClip and tighten these bed bands around the fitted corners of your sheet to ensure that it stays in place. No one likes a fussy bed sheet.
This Outlet Shelf
via: AmazonInstall this shelf right around your outlet for the perfect small space for your Alexa or Google Home, or give yourself a perfect charging spot for your phone. You know it will come in handy.
This Pancake Batter Mixer
via: AmazonMix and pour your pancake batter using one container! This comes with a metal whisk ball to thoroughly combine all your pancake ingredients.
These Fun Flossing Brushes
via: AmazonThese little flossing brushes are way more convenient and way easier to carry with you than actual floss. They are guaranteed to get the gunk out from in between your teeth every time.
This Pack of Can-Shaped Beer Glasses
via: AmazonFour pint-sized beer glasses for less than $20? Yes please. The four-pack also comes with a complimentary pourer!
This Eyelash Curler
via: AmazonThis eyelash tool is the perfect finisher after you've applied your mascara. It curls and evens out your lashes for a full, luscious look every time.
via: AmazonKeep all your toiletries or electronics in one compact space while traveling with this organizer bag. It folds up so it's super easy to pack.
via: AmazonThis extension cord is braided, which means it won't fray anytime soon, and there are 12 different colors to choose from!
This Laptop Desk
via: AmazonIt comes in six different colors, has compartments for your phone and other accessories, and it fits a laptop up to 15.6".
This Clear Travel Bag
via: AmazonThis clear bag is TSA-approved and way sturdier than that old Ziploc bag you use for your toiletries.
This Plant Desk Lamp
via: AmazonThis desk lamp is flexible and looks like a houseplant! What more could you want? Oh, it also comes with a pencil holder and three levels of brightness that you can adjust.
This Handheld Fan
via: AmazonYou don't know how helpful a handheld fan can be until you have one. This one is compact and battery-operated, perfect for traveling or outdoor adventures. It comes in four cool colors, too!
This Coffee Drip and Mug
via: AmazonThis sleek coffee dripper makes the perfect cup of joe for your busy work morning. The design holds in heat to keep your coffee warm and perfect.
These Colorful Pens
via: AmazonPeople absolutely love Le Pen multicolor pens. This 10-pack comes with a rainbow of colors and they're super thin, making them perfect for drawing or coloring in detailed adult coloring books.
This Pet Training Bag
via: AmazonThis is the ultimate training pouch for anyone who's trying to train a puppy or a dog. It has easy storage for treats, and it has a built-in poop bag holder for easy access!
via: AmazonThis Bluetooth speaker may fit in the palm of your hand, but that doesn't mean it doesn't give off some great sound. Plus, it's got that cool woodgrain look.
This Tongue Brush
via: AmazonThe TUNG brush is just that...a brush for your tongue. Many people forget that we have to keep our tongue clean in addition to our teeth. This tongue brush is specially designed to reach far back on the tongue without causing you to gag.
via: AmazonYou need an exercise mat that is comfortable and easy to carry with you to and from classes. This is exactly that. It's half an inch thick and comes in seven different colors.
via: AmazonAll you have to do is fit the nozzle over your tire gauge and let this convenient, digital tool go to work. It has built-in lights, which makes it easy for nighttime and emergency use.
These Foldable Towels
via: AmazonThis three-pack of towels comes with a small, medium, and large, all that fold up into a compact, easy-to-transport mesh carrying case. These are perfect for when you're traveling or hiking.
This Portable Charger
via: AmazonThis portable charger is mega powerful but so small that it will literally fit in your pocket. And it comes in four fun colors!
via: AmazonThis charcoal whitening powder is totally working on people's teeth. All you have to do is brush it onto your teeth and wash it away a couple times a week, and you'll start to see results in no time.
These Woodland Creatures Clips
via: AmazonHow frickin' adorable are these woodland creature chip clips? This is a 6-pack or adorable animal clips that will make you want to open up all the bags you have just so you can close them with these clips.
This Hippo Tea Infuser
This Keyboard Cleaner
via: AmazonGet this 4-pack of keyboard cleaning goop that will get into every nook and cranny you can't reach with traditional cleaning tools. It's non-toxic and it won't stick to your device at all.
These Stretchy Silicone Lids
via: AmazonThese stretchy silicone lids fit over any kitchen bowl you have to keep your food fresh. You get a six-pack of various sizes, and they're microwave-safe and heat-resistant up to 450 degrees.
via: AmazonYou could play games on your phone, or you could play games on your phone, you know what I mean? This maze case will work even when your phone has died on you.
These Fun Fidget Toys
via: AmazonThese fidget toys bend and flip into all manner of facial expressions. You get a set of three so the whole family will be entertained!
These Silicone Wine Glasses
via: AmazonAll the fun of a wine party without the danger of breaking a glass! And plus colorful silicone cups that are perfect to bring with you to the beach or on a picnic.
via: AmazonThis storage organizer fits right on your doorway and holds all your knick-knacks. Plus, it's super cute!
This Bamboo Pen Holder
via: AmazonThis is the most fun pen holder you'll ever have and it looks great, too! The rubber extrusions hold your items in place, and the hidden magnets mean you can stick your stuff right to the bamboo sides.