Just when you think you have it all figured out, a gadget comes along that simplifies it even further. Tasks that seem easy at first become even easier when you use products designed to optimize your life. That's why we compiled this list of 37 gadgets that will make simple tasks even easier. Why overcomplicate things when you can take the easy route? Cut down on cooking time, chore time, or fix-it time with these practical gadgets that will leave you with more time to enjoy the finer things in life. From heat-resistant mats to electric foot scrubbers, this list contains 37 products that will make even the simplest of household activities a little bit easier!
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This Echo Show 5 is Your Bedside Buddyvia Amazon
This Echo Show 5 is a must-have bedside table companion that sets alarms, timers, calendar updates, and also streams music and video. The best part is that it's voice-activated, so you can pair it with Alexa, and voila, my home routine was smart and easy. And it can even control other devices like cameras and lights.
These Loops Keep Extension Cables Looking Tidy
If your extension cables are sitting in a jumbled pile somewhere in the garage, consider tidying things up with these loops. The high-density weave can support up to 50 pounds — and reviewers loved how well they work. "Solved my problem of how to store coiled rope, garden hoses, and extension cords," wrote one. "They are also being used to secure items like lawn chairs, multiple boat cushions, canoe wheels, compound bow case, etc., to the hooks on the wall in the garage."
This Heat-Resistant Mat for All Your Hot Toolsvia Amazon
Hot tools can leave scorch marks on your vanity if you aren't careful — but this silicone mat can help keep your surfaces protected. The textured surface also keeps your tools from sliding off if you accidentally bump into them, and it's large enough to fit at least two tools at once.
This Toenail Clipper Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn't Own One Sooner
Ingrown toenails are the worst, and can crop up at any time. Save yourself a trip to urgent care or your doctor with these heavy-duty ingrown toenail clippers that get the job done easily and safely. These work especially well for trimming thick toenails, too.
This Electric Foot Scrubber Will Leave Your Feet Baby Softvia Amazon
Safely remove dead skin from your feet with the push of a button! This perfect home pedicure device will have you feeling confident about your feet in no time. Features three speeds and multiple functions to detail hard, cracked, and dry skin.
This Electric Heat Pad Provides Maximum Reliefvia Amazon
There's nothing like a little heat therapy at the end of a long day to just make you feel better. This extra-large heating pad from Mighty Bliss is a fan favorite with reviews raving about how comfortable it is, how thick it is and how machine washable it is. Winding down after a long day might seem easy, but this heating pad makes relaxation and relief even easier!
These Outlet Covers are a Safety Mustvia Amazon
These outlet covers are a must-have safety item and make baby-proofing your home even easier! These covers are clear and don't call attention to themselves and are east to install. You'll get a set of 30 for pocket change, which is quite a deal on an actual life-saving product.
Achieve The Perfect Temp On Your Grill
This digital meat thermometer makes cooking meat to your preferred temperature even easier. Why did I wait so long to invest in one of these? This ThermaPro digital thermometer is waterproof as well as motion-sensing, so it's awake and ready to go when you are. It doesn't just work for meat temperatures either. You'll find it to be super handy when baking or candy-making, too.
These Kitchen Scissors are So Handyvia Amazon
I love these handy kitchen scissors for small chopping jobs like veggies and fresh herbs. You don't even need the cutting board since these have a little "shelf" for holding whatever you're cutting! I love anything that makes meal prep go faster, and these are definitely one of my new favorite kitchen tools.
I Don't Know How I Ever Lived Without This Microwave Shelfvia Amazon
My life was empty before this microwave shelf came into it. Not only is it made from tough carbon steel, but the height, and length, are also adjustable so that it'll work with practically any microwave. Plus, it features storage space for spices and ingredients. Who thought a microwave could get any easier? Enter this versatile and practical microwave shelf.
These Mixing Bowls With Lids Are So Convenientvia Amazon
These mixing bowls with lids have all your kitchen and baking needs covered, hands down. If you thought whipping up your favorite recipes was easy, then you haven't prepared food with these mixing bowls! "The best stainless steel bowls ever! Just flawless! The air-tight covers don't even let liquids come out of it! After receiving my first bowl set, I bought three more sets to give as gifts! The colors are just beautiful! I highly recommend." - April
This Popsicle Maker Set For DIY Ice Treatsvia Amazon
Nothing says summer like the taste of sweet frozen popsicles and these high-quality silicone molds will allow you to make your own at home. I've been making a huge variety of flavors and so far, they've all been delicious. They're easy to use and all you have to do is add fruit juice and pop them in the freezer for the ideal summer snack.
These Ice Packs Keep Your Food Cold Without Being Too Bulkyvia Amazon
I've never quite understood why ice packs needed to be so bulky. I know you want them to be thick enough to keep items cold for long periods of time, but with all of the technology out there, there surely had to be thinner options. So it was a pleasant surprise to come across these ice packs. They freeze quickly and help food and drinks stay cold for up to 4 hours. Keeping your lunch cold has never been this easy!
This Grill Gets High Marksvia Amazon
Sometimes firing up the barbecue is just too hard. But that doesn't mean you can't grill! Just head inside with this smokeless indoor grill. It has a large 14-inch cooking surface and an adjustable temperature setting that goes up to 450 degrees. The best part is that you can still get those glorious grill marks. (Oh, and it being dishwasher-safe is pretty awesome as well.)
This Mini Waffle Maker Can Do So Much Morevia Amazon
You're not stuck just making waffles when you've got this waffle maker — oh no. It's so versatile that you can also bake paninis, hash browns, or even delicious little biscuit pizzas. And if that isn't enough? It's small enough to fit in even the most cramped of kitchen cabinets. Now you can have amazing meals with basically no work at all.
This Dish Drying Rack Can Handle Pots and Pansvia Amazon
Our existing dish drying rack can't handle pots and pans, but this one's oversized design is a major improvement. "I have come back to the Kitchen Aid dish rack I originally loved and bought many years ago. If you need a large, well-built dish rack that maximizes your counter space and actually drains into your sink and doesn't slide all over your countertop you could (and probably will) do worse" - Richard
Keep Your Valuables Dry With This See-Through Waterproof Bagvia Amazon
Did you pass up the kayaking trip because you were worried about getting your phone wet? Say goodbye to wet worries and invest in a waterproof bag that will keep your phone, wallet, keys, or any belongings safe from water damage while you splash in the cool H20. Features a see-through clear lining and zipper pocket, so you can keep an eye on your phone at all times! Keeping your valuables dry has never been this easy.
This Baseball Cap Can Help You Chill Out and Be Sun Safevia Amazon
I prefer to wear baseball caps when I'm out in the sun, and this one is great for staying cool when it's hot. Just like the other cooling hats, all you've gotta do is get it wet, wring it out, then put it on — it'll stay chilled for up to two hours. Choose from four colors: navy, white, khaki, or black.
Stop Worrying About Bugs In Your Drinks With These Drink Topsvia Amazon
My ideal afternoon is spent outside watching the sunset with a glass of my favorite wine and a delicious meal. Unfortunately, bugs make this a bit difficult. But not with these drink tops. They easily keep undesirable elements out of your glasses, so you can enjoy your outdoor time bug-free.
This Reusable Straw Set is Made From Stainless Steelvia Amazon
Since plastic straws are basically outlawed, you might as well snag this set of reusable ones while they're still on sale for less than $10. Each one is made from stainless steel that won't rust over time — and the smooth caps on the end give your lips a comfortable place to grip onto.
This Mini Food Chopper is Great for Small Jobs
Sometimes a full-size blender is too much, especially when you just need to chop garlic and herbs.. This mini food chopper, however, is purpose-made chopping small foods and is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. The mini food chopper features powerful blades that do an excellent job cutting up anything from veggies to herbs to eggs for a single-serve egg salad.
These Reusable Snack Bags Won't Leakvia Amazon
Whether you're packing lunch or storing leftovers, these food bags are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic baggies. Each one is made from food-grade PEVA material, while the leakproof seals won't let anything spill inside your fridge. Plus, they're even safe to put in the freezer.
This Pizza Cutter Works Like a Charmvia Amazon
If you've ever tried to cut homemade pizza with a knife or rickety pizza wheel, you know how difficult it can be to cut it just right. This oversized pizza cutter will give you pizzeria-quality slices in the comfort of your own kitchen. Try this extra-large 16-inch sharp rocker blade with a cover to cut through even tough crust as easily as a hot knife through butter.
The Cutting Board of Your Dreams
This bamboo cutting board has juice grooves and four storage containers that you can literally rake your choppings into thanks to what the manufacturer has dubbed "the drop zone." The extra-large surface is ideal for slicing and dicing and it can be turned in any direction depending on whether you're a righty or a lefty.
This Double-Decker Egg Cooker is So Fastvia Amazon
If you want to cook up to 12 hard or soft-boiled eggs in a jiffy, try this double-decker egg cooker that produces rapid, reliable results. It's easier than boiling water and even comes with a tray that makes a two-egg omelet! For perfect eggs in five minutes, it's well worth the affordable cost, say many satisfied reviewers.
Cool Off With These Easy Release Ice Packs for Summer Drinksvia Amazon
This gadget is a great way to chill cocktails and other drinks because it's quick and easy to use. You simply fill the bag with juice or water and pop it in the freezer.When you want a chilled juice, you simply crack one of the frozen sweet cubes into your cup, and voila!
These Flashlight Gloves for Fishing or Campingvia Amazon
These flashlight gloves are such a handy gadget for summer activities at night, like camping or fishing. The stretchy fingerless gloves are comfortable to wear and have LED lights, so you don't have to hold a flashlight. They're great for both men and women, so get a pair for everyone in your family!
Let the Outdoors in With This Magnetic Screen Door
Invest in one of these magnetic screen doors and you can bring the beauty of the outdoors inside without the pesky insects that come along with it. This one features easy installation, windproof magnets on the bottom to help it stay in place and tiebacks for those moments when you want a bit more openness. You can get this one for less than $20, too.
This S.A.D. Lamp Chases Away the Winter Blahsvia Amazon
This light therapy lamp is a lifesaver in the winter when the sun is hibernating and your body's Vitamin D supplies are running low. I also use mine year-round if I'm sitting at my desk working and can't enjoy a sunny day outside! This one gets great reviews for great looks and the fact that it really works!
Skip The Dry Cleaner With The Woolite Dry Care Cleaner
In just 20 minutes, you can dry clean your clothes at home with this Woolite dry care cleaner. Why go to the dry cleaner if you don't have to? Simply pop these in your dryer, throw in whatever article of clothing you need pressed, and voila!
This Facebook Portal TV for Smart Video Callingvia Amazon
On the Facebook Portal TV, you can stream movies and tv and make video calls with friends and family through Messenger, WhatsApp, or Zoom. This is the next generation of mounted TVs, so don't miss out! The Portal TV also minimizes background noise and focuses on your voice when video calling, so you can have clear conversations no matter how loud your house is.
This Water Bottle Ups Your Daily Intakevia Amazon
If you're chronically dehydrated, this gallon-sized water bottle is for you. "I got this water bottle to take with me to work. This bottle is exactly what I wanted and needed. I love how the colors fade one into another. It holds a whole gallon which is great because it means I do not run out of water at work even on days I have to be outside." - The Calloway's
An Easy Way To Get All Your Vitamin Dvia Amazon
Do we really need to discuss the benefits of vitamin D? I prefer to get mine outdoors, but not everyone has that luxury. This liquid vitamin D supplement steps in when nature can't — no chunky pills required. This reviewer did the research so you don't have to: "I spent a bunch of time online researching the proper portion of D3-K2 that's required and this was the closest that any other D3/K2 supplement on Amazon got to the recommended dosage."
Calling All Yoga Loversvia Amazon
If you love a good yoga sesh, you need this mat. It's anti-sweat and slip-proof so you can stay focused on your exercises like never before . Plus, the cushioning is so thick and soft that we know your knees will thank you. Protect your body while staying in shape - what more could you want?
Tote Your Gear In Style
If toting a laptop around is part of your daily routine, you need a bag that's both functional and chic. This two-tone laptop bag checks all the boxes. It's large enough to hold various sizes of laptops and tablets, 15 interior pockets, waterproof material, and a classy design. This style also comes in a floral pattern and a black leather, if either of those is more your speed.
This Bottle Brush Set Keeps Your Water Bottles Pristinevia Amazon
These bottle brushes can clean the hard-to-reach crevices of your water bottles in ways you simply can't with a sponge. The brushes come in varying sizes and are perfect for large stainless steel or glass water bottles. Spruce them up and get them sparkling clean!
Bring the Laundromat to Youvia Amazon
Have you ever been on vacation and needed to wash your clothes but had no idea where the nearest laundromat was? We've all been there. This little wash bag is perfect for vacations, weekend getaways, or anytime you don't have immediate access to a washer and dryer. Wash any article of clothing you like. It might even help you pack lighter next time!