Have you ever found a product so ridiculously handy that you just want to shout it from the rooftops? Write a stellar 5-star review? Tell everyone you've ever met (and even random people on the street)? These 37 products are the perfect combination of cheap, effective and ground-breaking that I can't believe I've lived this long without them. From a multi-tasking hair clip to a clip-on strainer to sturdy hooks that add much-needed storage space to your car, these products will having you saying, "Where have you been all my life?!"
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This Bedside Shelf That Holds Your Nighttime Essentials
via: AmazonDon't have a ton of space in your bedroom for an end table? Or, do you not feel like spending a ton of money on more furniture but long for a place to put a glass of water, book, and (if you're like me) a stash of chocolate for a midnight snack? This Bunk Buddy Bedside Shelf is for you. It's easy to assemble and under 30 bucks. Score!
These Food Storage Containers That Save Your Product
via: AmazonI go through these healthy eating kicks where I fill my crisper drawer with fresh fruits and veggies until, just a few days later, become more "funky" than "fresh". But these Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Containers are designed to change all that. This two-piece set weeks food tasting like new for days longer, and the dishwasher-safe design means they're easy to clean. Healthy eating, here I come!
These Fancy Gloves That Prevent Cuts
via: AmazonI'm going to admit something rather embarrassing: I'm clumsy. Really, really clumsy. I've cut myself while cooking so many times that my hands look like they've been through a wood chipper. Most people know this about me, so my husband bought me these NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves to try to prevent future injuries. And let me tell you, they work. You'll have to take my word for it, but I'm using all ten fingers to type right now because of these gloves.
This Toilet Light That Prevents Late Night Accidents
via: AmazonSpeaking of being clumsy, I can't even count the number of times I've gotten up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom only to completely wipe out after tripping over a pair of shoes, a laundry basket or my dog. That's why this Vintar 16-Color Motion Sensor LED Toilet Night Light has been such a life-saver. It has 16 different color options and is motion-activated so it turns on before you trip.
This Luggage Scale That's a Must for Travelers
via: AmazonI travel a lot, and I also happen to be a pretty serious over-packer. I'm always worried that I'll need to change my clothes about ten days per day, and if I don't bring six pairs of shoes my entire vacation will be completely ruined. Sadly, this usually results in a ridiculously heavy bag and staggering fees at the airport. But not anymore! This Camry 110 Lbs Luggage Scale helps keep me in check.
This Popcorn Popper That Upgrades Movie Night
via: AmazonI consider popcorn to be the perfect snack. It's crunchy, salty, and so delicious that you can easily eat an entire bag full without even realizing it. And sure, those microwavable bags are okay, but wouldn't it be amazing to have concessions-quality popcorn right from your own microwave? That's what this Ecolution Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper is for! It's specially designed to cook evenly and prevent burned kernels.
This Stitck-On Lighting That's Insanely Convenient
via: AmazonTake a moment to think about your house right now. There are probably lots of parts of it that could use a bit of extra light, right? Like your closet, for example? Drawers? Stairs? Think it'd be a huge hassle and expense to install custom-fit lighting? Think again!
This OxyLED T-02US 36 LED Sensing, USB Rechargeable Lightening is crazy easy to install (just stick it on!) and provides some much-needed illumination where you need it most.
This Mini Griddle That Makes Cooking for One a Snap
via: AmazonMy husband travels a lot for work, and it can be hard trying to cook enough for myself without totally overdoing it and wasting food. That's why this Dash DMS001WH Mini Maker Electric Round Griddle is so perfect for my situation. If I want to fry just one egg or make one cookie, I can! And if I want to use it over and over again to make LOTS of cookies, I can do that too!
This Hair Clip That's WAY More Than a Hair Clip
via: AmazonI have a drawer filled with hair clips that can only do one thing: Keep my hair out of my face. That's it. Boring, right? What would you say if I told you there was a hair clip out there that could tighten screws, measure something, open a bottle, file your fingernails or pop open a soda? This Mini Multitool Clip does all that and more.
These Baggy Racks That Make Things Less Messy
via: AmazonHave you ever tried filling a plastic baggy with leftovers? It's not easy. Or fun. Whenever I try to store my leftover spaghetti sauce I usually end up getting sauce all over my counter because it keeps flopping over and spilling its contents everywhere. Then I get mad and end up just throwing my leftovers away out of frustration. These Baggy Racks save my food and my sanity.
These Keychains That Power Your Stuff
via: AmazonPicture this terrifying scenario: You're in the car driving somewhere you've never been before. You're squinting at your GPS trying to figure out where on earth you're supposed to go. Suddenly, the little battery signal in the corner of your phone starts to blink. The screen goes black, and you're completely lost. This Avantree 2 Pack Keychain Short Charge lets you charge your devices on the go so this scenario will never become a reality.
This Cutting Board Comes With Built-In Storage
via: AmazonWhile I'm not a great cook, I do really enjoy cooking. I also have a rather bad habit of buying any kitchen gadget that I find clever or cool, so my cabinets are pretty much overflowing at this point. And they're about to get even more overflowing, since I'll now be buying this insanely nifty cutting boards. The built-in trays make food prep a breeze.
This Drying Rack That Eliminates That Mildew Smell
via: AmazonAfter running a load of dishes, I tend to let my dishes sit in the dishwasher for days at a time. By the time I finally remember to unload my dishes they all seem to have that horrible mildew-y smell that makes eating and drinking out of them pretty unpleasant. This HaloVa Cup Drying Rack Stand eliminates that problem. Plus, it look cool sitting on my kitchen counter!
This Cord Winder That Keeps Your Space Organized
via: AmazonI work from home, and if my office space is even slightly messy or disorganized I have a pretty hard time getting work done. For some reason it causes me to get way more distracted and I usually find myself shopping for patio furniture in December instead of working. That's why I try to keep my desk as un-cluttered as possible. That's why this The Side Winder Original MacBook Charger Winder has been so helpful.
This Mirror That Illuminates Imperfections
via: AmazonI tend to be pretty lazy with my beauty routine. It's also made worse from the fact that I work from home, so I barely feel the need to put on pants let along put on any makeup most days. But, on the days I DO end up leaving the house, I like to look my best. This lighted makeup mirror gives me a clear view of my face and conveniently sticks right to my bathroom mirror.
This Scrubber That Does The Dirty Work For You
via: AmazonHere's an opinion that I'm guessing most people would agree with: Cleaning the bathroom is the worst job. I usually put it off WAY longer than I should, and by the time I get to it it's usually so disgusting that I have to wear a hazmat suit just to get through it. This OXO Good Grips Extendable Tub and Tile Scrubber makes this terrible job much more tolerable.
This Outlet Stand That You'll Want in Every Room
via: AmazonPeople are raving about these handy dandy shelves that click right onto your outlets. Over 300 people, in fact. And for good reason. If you think about it, there are countless uses to them: a mini speaker, an electric toothbrush, hair clippers, facial brush, a curling iron. You'll find yourself wanting one for every single one of your outlets. I know I sure do!
These Door Bumpers That Eliminate Slammed Doors
via: AmazonI live in an old, drafty house, and whenever the windows are open my husband and I are constantly being startled by the slamming of doors. That is, before we got these bumpers, of course. The sticky back means they won't budge, no matter how hard the wind blows. And, at just $4.50 for a pack of 100, you can put them all over your house.
These Earbuds That Eliminate Annoying Wires
via: AmazonIs there anything more annoying than trying to pull your headphones out of your purse only to find them so tangled up that you have to spend an hour untangling them until you slowly lose your mind? Or when you're listening to your favorite song when suddenly something gets caught on a wire and your earbuds are ruthless ripped out? These wireless headphones make those annoying problems a thing of the past.
This Cleaning Product That Freshens Your Disposal
via: AmazonA few weeks ago, there was a smell in my kitchen that almost made me gag. I searched for the cause of the smell for hours, and even cleaned out my fridge to try to remove it. Suddenly, I realized the truth: It was my garbage disposal. It reeked, and I had no idea how to clean it. This Glisten Disposer Care Foaming Cleaner eliminates bad smells and cleanses with no scrubbing required.
These Hooks That Add Storage to Your Car
I just can't resist a product that utilizes space that was otherwise completely unused, and these ChiTronic Car SUV Seat Back Headrest Hanger Hooks do exactly that. They click right onto the headrest, and you can hang your bags on them after a trip to the grocery store to prevent spillage, or place your purse on them to keep it handy. They're also great for parents to keep kid's stuff off the floor of the car.
This Wireless Charger That's Seriously Futuristic
via: AmazonOkay, so this product is just plain cool. It's one of those things that would look right at home in a futuristic movie filled with fancy technological advancements. Want to charge your phone? Simply place it on this charger, and....that's it! It doesn't even need to be plugged in to charge. It also charges devices in a fraction of the time. How cool is that?
These Dryer Balls That Are Great For Your Clothes and Your Wallet
via: AmazonIt seems like there's an endless list of stuff to get for the house every time I go to the store. Paper towels, toilet paper, dishwasher pods, dryer sheets...the list goes on and on. But these wool dryer balls helped me cross one of those things off my list permanently. The reusable design means I've stopped wasting money on box after box of dryer sheets. Plus, they make my clothes crazy soft!
This Lipstick Holder That Clears Up Cabinet Space
via: AmazonI buy a LOT of lipstick. In fact, whenever a beauty blogger tells me about a new lipstick that they simply can't live without, I decide that I just can't live without it either. Needless to say, there is an entire drawer in my bathroom devoted to countless loose tubes. This lipstick organizer has brought major organization to my bathroom. Plus, it still has a few open spots! Time to go shopping!
This incredibly useful Portable Tablet Stand
via: AmazonI have a bedtime routine that I do every single night: After getting ready for bed, I always like to read my tablet for an hour or two before drifting off to sleep. The only trouble is, by that point I'm so tired that holding up my tablet can be a huge pain. This universal stand fits any brand of electronic and keeps me from dropping my tablet on my face.
This Jar Opener That Makes You Feel Like The Hulk
via: AmazonHere's another embarrassing thing to admit: I have zero arm strength. None. In fact, whenever there's a jar that's even slightly stuck I have to ask my husband to open it for me, and it makes me feel like a complete wimp. That's why I can't wait to get one of these EZ Off Jar Openers. Now I won't need my husband at all! Well, not for this, anyways.
This Ingenious Snap-On Strainer
via: AmazonLooking for your new favorite gadget? File this product under "How did I not invent this amazing product myself?!" and "How did I live my entire life without this product making every meal easier?" Over 1,600 positive reviews agree that this is one of those kitchen gadgets that will change the way you cook forever. Plus, the sturdy silicone construction means it'll practically last forever.
This Moldable Glue That Keeps Your Treasures Out of the Trash
Remember what I said about being clumsy? It also means that I break stuff. A lot. In fact, I can't even remember how many prized possessions I've had to thrown away over the years because of my own clumsiness. That's why I wish I'd known about this Sugru Moldable Glue earlier. It's completely pliable when molding it, but overnight it dried into a strong silicone rubber.
These Shower Curtain Hooks That Won't Drive You Crazy
You know those small annoyances in life that may seem trivial but can completely ruin your day? Having your shower curtain hooks get stuck on the bar is one of them. In fact, it's enough to make me swear up a storm and nearly rip off my curtain and throw it onto the bathroom floor. These Maytex Metal Double Roller Glide Shower Curtain Ring/Hooks eliminate that little annoyance.
This Luggage Organizer That Keeps You Looking Sharp
via: AmazonBefore buying this product, my husband was constantly smashing his dress shirts when he would travel for work. He would be running late for a meeting with clients, open his suitcase to out on his professional clothes, and find a wrinkled and dented shirt, creased tie and no time to iron them. This PackTidy Shirt & Tie Commuter Travel Luggage Organizer has been a total game-changer.
These Drain Snakes That Keep Your Pipes Running SmoothlyI have a lot of hair. It's all over my house, and although I never seem to actually see it falling into my drains, the sluggish way they drain is enough to clue me in on the wasp's nest-sized clump of hair that is probably hiding withing every pipe in my house. Luckily, these barred snakes pulls them out with ease and they're disgustingly satisfying to use.
These High-Quality Nail Clippers
via: AmazonOkay, so this product isn't really something you would call "clever". It's not the type of gadget that will revolutionize the way you get ready in the morning, and you won't be shouting its brilliance from the rooftops any time soon. It's just a set of extremely high-quality nail clippers that do exactly what they claim to do. And more than FIVE THOUSAND satisfied customers can't rave about them enough.
This Overflow Cover That Turns Your Bathtub into a Spa
via: AmazonI'm a pretty high-stress person, and I like to do everything I can to try to relax and recharge at the end of the night. Taking long, leisurely baths is one of my favorite ways to recharge, and this SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover adds inches of water so it's even more of an indulgence. It fits over most overflow drains so you can be completely immersed in hot, soothing water.
These Baking Mats That Save Your Baked Goods
via: AmazonRemember what I said about not being a great cook? That may have been an understatement. I'm a terrible cook. I tend to get distracted and forget to put in key ingredients or neglect to prep certain things, for example, greasing a cookie sheet. But with these silicone baking mats, my cookies slide off my sheets without being burned or under done. They make me look like I actually know what I'm doing in the kitchen!
This Ear Wax Cleaner That Protects Your Eardrums
via: AmazonI recently learned that you're not actually supposed to put Q-Tips into your ears. Apparently they can be slid too far inside and do major damage to your eardrum. This was slightly concerning, since I've been using them to clean out my ears every night for the last 20 or so years. I guess it's time to upgrade to this Ototek Loop Ear Wax Removal tool.
These Scrubbing Brushes That Make Your Shower Sparkle
via: AmazonDo you ever take a shower and realize to your own horror how incredibly dirty your shower is? Does it ever occur to you that trying to get clean in an insanely dirty space seems like an impossible task? The very same things occurred to be during a shower a few weeks ago, but I've since cleaned it with these OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brushes.
This Cord Organizer That Fits In Your Purse
via: AmazonFew things make me more frustrated than tangled cords. In fact, every time my earbud cords get jumbled into one giant tangle I'm about ready to throw them away and simply buy new ones. Okay, so I don't actually do that, but I'm definitely temped. That's why I need one of these TOPHOME Cord Organizer Earbud Holders so badly. It'll not only save me money, but my patience as well.