A virtual shopping trip to Amazon can't help you deal with that annoying coworker, pay off your student loans, or identify that weird looking freckle that might not have been there yesterday, but it can help solve some of your problems- like keeping your closets tidy and organized or helping you have better hair days.
Life is full of minor problems, headaches, and annoyances. No, Amazon can't solve all of them, but it might just solve some of them! At the very least, shopping is a fun distraction from your other problems. To that end, here are 37 problem solving inventions to help you with your daily problems.
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Problem: You're Short on Storage Space. Solution: These Bed Risers with USB Ports and OutletsA shortage of usable storage space is a pretty universal problem. I used to live in an apartment with the world's tiniest, most useless closets. There was no place to store the things I needed, but didn't need to see very often, like suitcases and extra blankets. Then I discovered the wonder of bed risers. Raising the bed just a little creates a whole world of storage! These Bed Risers with USB Ports and Outlets are even better than the ones I used to use because you also get some always-needed plug-in space!
Problem: You're Always Cold. Solution: No Need to Turn Up the Heat, Just Wrap Yourself in a Heated WrapI'm always cold. That wouldn't be such a problem if I lived with normal people who are also cold. Instead, I live with weird people who are always warm. Years ago my husband gave me a Heated Wrap as a birthday gift. It is one of my very favorite things. I use it at my desk, when I watch TV, basically whenever I'm sitting anywhere. I have since given them as gifts to my mom, my sister, and a few cold blooded friends. Best.Gift.Ever.
Problem: You Are a Well Endowed Woman Who Wants to Exercise. Solution: Lock 'em Down With the Buband No-Bounce Bra SupportIf you have no problem running while female, feel free to scroll on. But, if you're like me and so many of my friends, you either wear more than one sports bra at a time, have resigned yourself to discomfort, or you have abandoned high impact exercise. There is a better way! The Buband No-Bounce Bra Support is a band you wear over your regular sports bra that locks your girls down like nothing else.
Problem: Plastic Bags are a Blight For the Planet. Solution: Reduce Your Plastic Consumption by Shopping With These Reusable Mesh Produce BagsFor years I brought my own shopping bags with me to the market, but still used those plastic produce bags for all of my fruits and veggies. Those flimsy bags aren't even usable as trash bags or anything. Then I discovered these Reusable Mesh Produce Bags. I simply keep them in my car along with my grocery bags. I'm not an environmental saint by any means, but easy substitutions like this really add up.
Problem: Your Hair Tie Rips Out Your Hair. Solution: These Super Soft, Extra Stretchy Cotton Hair TiesWhere have these been all my life? I have a bunch of rowdy curly hair. My daughter has the finest, smoothest hair, and she makes a VERY BIG DEAL out of any hair pulling when I'm trying to extract her pony tail holders. These Cotton Hair Ties are perfect for both of us. They're extra stretchy so I can wrap them around and around my daughter's fine hair, getting a good secure hold. And then they slide right out. And they're sturdy enough to handle my crazy mane too.
Problem: It's Near Impossible to Find a Good Marshmallow Stick. Solution: Stop Searching in the Woods and Just Bring These Telescoping Roasting Forks InsteadAhhh, nothing is better than making family memories around a campfire. Whether you're sleeping under the stars or enjoying your backyard fire pit, roasting marshmallows is a hallowed family tradition. But all the sticks that are both long enough and thin enough have been used in previous fires, so your kids are trying to use sticks that are too short, too brittle, or too fat. Forget that. These Telescoping Roasting Forks will be there for you time and time again.
Problem: You're a Zombie Mess the First Day or Two of Your Well Deserved Vacation. Solution: Bid Jet Lag a Bon Voyage With This No Jet Lag Homeopathic RemedyI must admit that I have no idea how this stuff works. Was it created through wizardry or witchcraft? Maybe. I'm OK with that because it works! My family has used No Jet Lag Homeopathic Remedy on our last two overseas trips and the difference in how we each felt on days 1 and 2 were truly remarkable! Even the kids were able to land in Rome after an overnight flight and walk around all day long, staying up until their normal bed time (local time) on that very first day without needing a rest. Amazing!
Problem: There Aren't Enough Outlets in the World. Solution: Bring Your Own With This 6-foot Extension Cord with 100V outlets and USB portsWhen was the last time you secured a comfortable seat right next to a power outlet in an airport? Is your favorite seat on the couch close enough to a plug? Stop letting outlet locations rule your life. This 6-foot Extension Cord brings the outlets to you. It has two regular 100V outlets and 2 USB ports so you can take care of all of your charging needs without having to get that one seat by the plug.
Problem: Some of Your Clothes Can Get Damaged in the Washer or Dryer. Solution: Keep Your Delicates Safe With These Mesh Laundry BagsWhether it's your favorite knit sweater that would be destroyed in the dryer, or your daughter's tights that end up in boa-constrictor tangles around everything else in the wash, or your underwire bra which could get bent or snagged on stuff, Mesh Laundry Bags are the solution. That sweater will be easy to find and remove when you're transferring the load to the dryer. The killer tights will be contained, and your bra will be protected.
Problem: You Slouch. Solution: Stand Up Straight With the Help of a Posture CorrectorUnless your mom or grandma is following you around and reminding you to stand up straight, chances are you spend a good portion of your day slouching. (Did you just sit up straighter?) No need to take Grandma along with you if you have one of these chiropractor designed Posture Correctors. Made of flexible neoprene, this corrector is comfortable for all day wear and highly adjustable. You'll notice a difference in how you look and feel instantly.
Problem: You Think of the Best Ideas in the Shower, and Then Immediately Forget Them. Solution: Write Those Gems Down on the Waterproof Aqua NotesShowers are great for more than just winning imaginary arguments or thinking of a hilarious or biting comeback to something that happened seven weeks ago. It's also where you have great ideas or remember something that you've been meaning to do. There's actually a scientific reason for your shower brilliance. When your brain is relaxed and occupied with a simple task that doesn't take concentration, like washing your hair, the rest of your brain is free to work on your pressing problems. Keep an Aqua Notes pad in the shower and your great ideas won't wash down the drain.
Problem: Your Brain Won't Settle Down Enough For You to Fall Asleep at Night. Solution: Drift Off Easily With the Help of the Dodow Sleep Aid DeviceIf you are like me and millions of other people who have a hard time falling asleep, the Dodow Sleep Aid Device might be just the thing you've been looking for. If you can't seem to shut your mind off for long enough to fall asleep, this futuristic gadget can help. It projects a light onto your ceiling that slowly blinks on and off. You relax as you sync your breath with the light; your racing thoughts are disrupted, and before you know it you're asleep! Good luck trying to stay awake through the entire 8 minute cycle though.
Problem: Your Kitchen Counter Space is Limited. Solution: Create New Counter Space Out of Thin Air With a Sink ShelfClever kitchen storage solutions are always welcome, especially when it comes to increasing valuable counter real estate. Is there anyone who feels like they have too much kitchen counter space? No. My kitchen counters are full of the things I use daily leaving little room for actual food prep, for useful but not necessary items, and certainly not for decorative items. This handy Sink Shelf takes dead space and turns it into useful space.
Problem: You Never Seem to Get Around to Eating All Your Produce in Time. Solution: Extend the Life of Your Produce With These Fruit & Veggie Life Extender LinersNothing is worse than throwing out unused produce. Fruits and vegetables are expensive, and we buy them with the best of intentions, but, for one reason or another, we all end up tossing soft, slimy, brown, and mushy produce because we didn't use it in time. (Just me?) It's a waste of food AND money. These Fruit and Veggie Extender Liners allow air to circulate in your fridge drawers, helping keep your produce fresh and buying you more time to get around to eating the fruits and veggies you buy.
Problem: Your Desk is an Unorganized Mess of Paper. Solution: Tame the Clutter With a Cascading Wall OrganizerI want to be all Marie Kondo, but I'm not very good at it. I'll spend a day clearing out a closet or my desk only to have it revert back to its natural state of chaos in a shockingly short time. I need systems to help me stay on track. This Cascading Wall Organizer keeps all your papers organized and within reach. And, according to Kondo, we really shouldn't have more papers than would fit in this one organizer. #lifegoals
Problem: Your Grout is Stained and Scrubbing it Doesn't Do the Trick. Solution: This Mold & Mildew Remover Gel Cleans Your Grout so You Don't Have toUnsightly mold and mildew, especially on tile grout, is a major headache. And scrubbing it away with toxic chemicals and a ton of elbow grease is an even bigger headache! How about a product that just does the job for you? No, it's not a maid, just this awesome Mold & Mildew Remover Gel. Apply the gel to your stained areas, leave it for a few hours or overnight, and like magic it's all clean!
Problem: You Want to Take Pictures in the Water But Your Phone Isn't Waterproof. Solution: Place Your Phone in a Universal Waterproof CaseMy family loves the water. Whether it's the beach, pool, or a waterpark, we have some of our best family fun in phone unfriendly environments. So, I can either have no pictures of my adorable children frolicking, or I can just put my phone into a handy Universal Waterproof Case and not worry about it. These things are totally waterproof, and you can take pictures right through them. It's also handy to have a place to keep my cash and credit card rather than leaving it behind on the beach.
Problem: Your Toilet Bowl Has a Hard Water Ring and NOTHING Helps. Solution: Make it Disappear With the Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring RemoverThis thing is no joke amazing. If you have one of those rings in your toilet, then you know how impossible it is to get rid of it. Nothing does the trick. Turns out, that's not entirely true. The Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover won't scratch your toilet, but it will completely scrub away that annoying ring. Prepare to be amazed. This will make any bowl sparkle!
Problem: The Only Time You Have to Exercise Outside is When it's Dark Out. Solution This Magnetic Clip Rechargeable Safety LightAs winter is finally ending, people are venturing outside more and more. An evening jog or walk with the dog is suddenly possible again. But it's not exactly summer, and darkness might just come while you're out. All this walking or jogging done without the comfort of bright sunlight and clear visibility can be dangerous. Keep yourself safe and visible to passing motorists with this Night Visibility Light. This little light is surprisingly bright, and easily attaches to your clothing, your leash, or even your dog's collar.
Problem: Your Computer Doesn't Have Enough Ports. Solution: Get More With This 4-Port USB HubWe don't have to be beholden to our computer's stingy allotment of USB ports. You can plug in your keyboard AND your mouse AND an external drive AND your phone if you want to. This 4-Port USB Hub lets you be the boss of just how much you're going to plug in to your computer. Also, if you use a desktop Mac like I do, it's handy that you don't have to get up and walk around to the back of your computer just to plug something in.
Problem: You Want to Always Have a Reusable Bag on Hand to Save on Plastic. Solution: Keep These Super Compact Reusable Grocery Bags HandyThese nylon Reusable Grocery Bags are machine washable, fold into a tiny parcel, and can handle a huge amount of stuff. I use them for groceries, for overnight bags, for a day out with the kids, and a million other things. They are comfortable to carry on my shoulder, and can hold a ton of stuff. After a day at the beach or park, I just throw them in the wash. I have one in my purse at all times for any unexpected shopping I do. I almost never need a store's plastic bag anymore!
Problem: The Directions Say to "Dry Flat" But You Don't Have Enough Counter Space For That. Solution: Create More Space With a 3 Tier Hanging Drying RackWhose laundry room has enough space to dry a bunch of things by laying them out flat? Not mine, that's for sure. This clever 3 Tier Hanging Drying Rack solves that problem by creating three flat surfaces out of thin air. When you're done, it collapses flat for storage. How brilliant is that? Not only does this hanging rack give your more space, but the mesh shelves will allow your clothes to dry SO MUCH FASTER than they would laid out on a counter or towel.
Problem: Your Summer Wardrobe is Not Bra-Strap Friendly. Solution: These Bra Strap ClipsTurn any bra into a racerback bra in seconds with these super handy Bra Strap Clips. Don't take my word for it. These clips have over 1,000 Amazon reviews! Selected Review:
I absolutely love these bra clips...No discomfort, hardly know you have them on. They are sturdy plastic, but comfortable...I like that it keeps my bra straps from digging in my shoulders. I highly recommend these! - Jo