There are only 24 hours in a day. You have to spend some of them sleeping and some of them working, but the rest can be spent in whatever way you think is best. When it comes to certain tasks, they're just not worth the time they take up when you do them the usual way. So, we've found some products to help you build some shortcuts into your life. Some may call it lazy; we prefer to call it efficient.
We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: 22Words is a participant in the Amazon affiliate program and may receive a share of sales from links on this page.
A Crock-Pot Does the Cooking for You
via: AmazonImagine getting home every day to a home-cooked meal that's ready and waiting for you to devour it. With a slow cooker, that dream can become a reality.
This Phone Holder Keeps Your Hands Free
via: AmazonIt might be embarrassing to admit, but you know it's true: Your arms have gotten tired holding up your phone. Maybe you've even accidentally dropped it onto your face a few times (it hurts!). This handy stand does all the work for you by holding your phone at the exact right angle for easy viewing.
This Pasta Maker Works in the Microwave!
via: AmazonPasta is a pretty easy dish to make, but it usually takes foreverrrrr for the pot of water to boil. With the Hot Pasta Boat (yes, that's its real name), all you have to do is put in your dry pasta, add some water, and pop it in the microwave. A few minutes later, pour the water out through the strainer lid and bam! Pasta.
This Travel Pillow Is Super Tiny and Compact
via: AmazonThe Morph Pillow is small enough to pack into virtually any bag or purse, but large enough to give you a comfy place to lay your head in the middle of an airplane, train station, car, or wherever else you may find yourself.
These Shoe Covers Snap Right over Your ShoesYou don't always have time to reach down, untie your shoes, and take them off before going through the house. That's where these things come in handy. Just step into them and they cover your shoe so you can walk through your house without tracking any dirt in. But if you do happen to have some dirt on your floor to take care of...
These Slippers Do the Sweeping for You
via: AmazonYou're going to be walking around your home anyway — might as well clean it while you do, right? These microfiber slippers slip easily over your feet and do the dusting while you walk around.
Get Hickies And You'll Never Have to Tie Your Shoes Again
via: AmazonThis genius invention transforms lace-up shoes into slip-ons. They're available in several different color combos — including black, gray, and white, in case you're not a fan of the multicolor look.
Staying Home? Stay Comfy in These Adult Onesies
via: AmazonLounging at home just got way comfier. These onesies have deep pockets and a zippered backside so you don't have to take them off to do your business. They're the height of comfort.
These Smart Light Bulbs Let You Turn off the Lights Without Getting Up
via: AmazonThey work with Alexa or Google Assistant to keep your house exactly as lit as you want it to be at all times. They're available in dimmable and multicolor varieties that are sure to light up your life.
Keep Your Drinks Safe with the Couch Coaster
via: AmazonIt's perfect for times that the coffee table is just too...far...away. It fits snugly over your couch arm and holds your mug, glass, or can.
This Hairbrush Cleans ItselfYou could spend your time cleaning your hairbrush out, but who has time for that? This brush is designed to clean itself out with the flick of a switch on the back.
Make Your Bed in Minutes with Duvet Dotz
via: AmazonThere's nothing worse than trying to fall asleep under a duvet that's all bunched up inside your duvet cover. These fabric-covered magnets keep everything in place and save you the time of having to tie all the corners down.
This Magnetic Screen Door Closes Itself Behind You
via: Amazon(Or your dog). These are handy for when you're carrying something outside with both hands and can't get the door...or for times when you just don't feel like reaching behind you to grab it.
This Breakfast Sandwich Maker Is the Best Thing to Happen to Breakfast Since Sliced Bread
via: AmazonIt toasts your bread, cooks your eggs, and heats up meat, all in one handy device. And it doesn't take up a bunch of counter space, either. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't mean it should make all of your dishes dirty.
This Egg Cooker Is Another Great Breakfast Option
via: AmazonPut some eggs inside and the Dash egg cooker will have them ready for you in a matter of minutes. It can do poached eggs, hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, and even omelets!
Drop Something Metal? Use This Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
via: AmazonLife's too short to bend over unnecessarily. This tool extends up to 30 inches and can hold up to 15 pounds of magnetic materials. You might start dropping things just for fun.
This Bedside Caddy Keeps Things Close
via: AmazonUse it to store the book you're reading, some remotes, and maybe a couple granola bars. (Hey, you might be staying in bed for a long time. You're gonna need sustenance.)
The Clapper Deserves a Round of ApplauseThat's right, they're still selling The Clapper. If you don't feel like shelling out for smart light bulbs, this is the next best thing. Each Clapper can control two plug-in devices. Want to turn them off? Clap two times. Clap again to turn 'em back on.
This Toilet Bowl Light Will Guide You in the Night
via: AmazonSave your eyeballs along with the effort it takes to flip a light switch. This night light lights up your toilet bowl and is motion-activated. You can even choose from several different colors to match your bathroom decor. Or your mood.
This Travel Pillow Lets You Take a Nap Anywhere
via: Amazon/Velai_28Sure, this pillow may look a little silly from the outside, but on the inside, it is luxurious as heck. It allows you to sit forward with your head fully supported. Also, it’s inflatable which means it can also be stored in the included handy travel sack.
This Tiny Hammock Lets You Kick Back and Relax at Work
via: AmazonIn as little as 15 seconds, your feet could be enjoying their own little vacation as they swing away on a hammock beneath your desk. Not only is it ergonomic, it’s also very cute. Life is just better with a hammock, ya know? Even one that’s just for your feet.
Nerdwax Keeps Your Glasses from Slipping down Your Nose
via: AmazonDo you know how much time you spend each day pushing your glasses up? Probably a few minutes. Minutes that could be spent doing something else! Apply some Nerdwax to the nosepads of your glasses and you'll get those precious minutes back.
This Clip-On Fan Will Keep You Cool
via: AmazonIt's solar-powered, so it doesn't even require batteries. Just clip it onto your hat and enjoy a refreshing breeze.
This Bidet WIll Change Your Bathroom Game Forever
via: AmazonIt can be installed in about 30 minutes. After that, you'll never want to go back to a bidet-less life.
This Back Scrubber Cleans Your Entire Back
via: AmazonWhen's the last time you scrubbed the middle of your back in the shower? It takes some effort! But not with this ingenious loofah.
This Hairdryer Holder Saves Your Arms from Getting Tired
via: AmazonThose things get heavy after awhile! Plus, having the hairdryer held up for you frees up your hands to do all that fancy round brush stuff that your hair stylist does at the salon.
This Pet Feeder Holds up to Six Meals
via: AmazonThis device keeps your pet on a regular feeding schedule (and saves you some effort, too). It even allows you to record a 6-second personal message for them.
This Alarm Clock Projects the Time onto the Ceiling
via: AmazonSome days, you're too tired to turn your head to see what time it is. I get it. This alarm clock saves you the trouble by projecting the current time onto the ceiling. Genius!
These Prism Glasses Let You Read While Laying Down
via: AmazonThe most comfortable position to be in is laying down, but try to add a book to the equation and things get complicated. These prism glasses allow you to stay horizontal while reading a book without having to hold it straight above your head.
This Soap Dispenser Autmoatically Detects Your Hand
via: AmazonForget wasting effort of pushing down the soap pump. Plus, it's more sanitary this way, too. You can even adjust the amount of soap it spits out.
The iRobot Robot Mop Is Totally Worth the Splurge
via: AmazonIt costs just under $170, but think of what you're saving. This thing sweeps and mops the floors for you! Honestly, it's a bargain at any price. All you have to do is add water, put on a pad, and hit a button.
This Power Cable Is 10 Feet Long
via: Amazon/PNThat means you don't have to get up off the couch in order to charge your phone. It has a double-braided nylon exterior which makes it stronger and more durable than the one that came with your phone.
The Blue Jay Wiping Wand Does Exactly What You Think It Does
via: AmazonLook, we're not here to judge. If you want to get a wand that wipes your tush for you, go for it.
This Digital Pill Organizer Makes Things More Convenient
via: AmazonRather than spending time opening and closing your varied medicine and vitamin bottles every day, just do it once a week and leave it to this little gadget to keep everything straight. It can also be programmed to give you a reminder when it's time to take your pills.
Enjoy a Beer in the Shower with This Beer Holder
via: AmazonThere are few things in life more enjoyable than a cold beer in a hot shower. Trust me on this one. Actually, you don't have to take my word for it. Get one of these silicone beer holders and find out for yourself!
This Tablet Stand Is Great for Watching Netflix in Bed
via: AmazonOr on your couch! The stand's wide-leg stance means you can relax without worrying about your tablet toppling over (or having to hold it yourself). It works with virtually any tablet.
Plan Your Whole Week at Once with This Desk Pad
via: AmazonTake a few minutes to plan the next 168 hours of your life — you'll feel better knowing what to expect, and will save time as you maximize efficiency over the next seven days.