I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon. Let me rephrase that: I buy WAY too much stuff on Amazon. So I've become a bit of an expert on what products are worth it and which ones are a total waste of money. Trust me.
The following list of products is a compilation of my all-time, hands-down, favorite purchases. SO MANY inventions that I keep finding myself using -- and appreciating -- day after day. Trust me on this one, you're going to want to save this link for later reference.
Your bank account might take a bit of a hit, though ;)
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1. These Cable Clips That Organize Your Space
I work from home, and if my office space is a mess (which it usually is), I find it much harder to be productive. These cable clips not only keep the various wires that have taken over my desk in their proper place, but the super sticky backs mean I can place them wherever I need them and they won't budge.
Now I have no excuse not to get work done!
2. This Egg Snack Container That Upgrades Lunchtime
I've been making an effort to eat healthier since I had my son, and while it can be tough to make good choices (because donuts exist), one food I can always count on to fill me up and not make me regret everything is hardboiled eggs.
This egg container keeps my precious eggs safe and even has a spot for a mini salt shaker!
3. This Scrub Brush That Cleans Knives In A Whole New Way
Here's a shocking statement: I hate doing dishes. In fact, I hate it so much that I avoid doing it for much longer than I should. And my most detested of all utensils to clean are knives, which always seem to cut up the sponge or nearly slice my hand off in the process.
This scrub brush is specifically designed to clean knives in a flash and lets you keep all your fingers.
4. This Dishwasher Clutch That Keeps Little Things Safe While Cleaning
I have a 7-month-old baby, so the amount of stuff that needs washing in my house is always insanely high. And while my dishwasher is a total game-changer when it comes to washing bottles, I was constantly dealing with little pieces falling into the bottom.
Luckily, a Mom friend told me about this dishwasher basket, which holds an assortment of smaller items so they stay safe and clean.
5. These Dryer Balls That Save You Money And Reduce Waste
I'm a sucker for anything cute. If a product is even slightly adorable I usually end up buying it. The problem is, this means that all of my drawers are filled useless junk. (I know. I have a problem.)
On the bright side, this also helps me discover amazing new products, such as these dryer balls. They save me money on dryer sheets, keep my clothes static-free, and look ridiculously cute doing it.
6. This Portable Door Lock That Gives You Peace Of Mind While Traveling
I love being able to work from anywhere. It allows me to travel to fun and exciting destinations at the drop of a hat without having to worry about taking time off. However, no matter how often I travel, I still get nervous about something happening while I'm so far away from home.
This portable door lock gives me peace of mind on my adventures.
7. This Flexible Sink Caddy That Sends Gross Sponges Packing
My husband has a personal vendetta against sponges. He refuses to use them every time I buy them, claiming that they immediately start smelling mildewy and therefore make all of our dishes smell like mildew. I can't say I disagree with him.
This caddy hangs from the faucet so it keeps it out of the sink and therefore doesn't stink. Why wasn't this thing invented sooner?!
8. These Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks That Are Oh-So Handy
I've read before bed since I was little, and while it's a great way to wind down before going to sleep, I also tend to fall asleep right in the middle of a page. This fun silicone finger point bookmark not only saves your page, but it allows you to remember the exact word you left off on. How brilliant is that?!
This would the perfect gift for the reader in your life.
9. This Garlic Peeler That Has A Brilliant Design
I love garlic. LOVE. IT. I can't remember the last meal I made that I didn't add garlic to. How else can you add a punch of flavor to a meal without the added calories? It's basically the perfect food. So you can see why I was so excited to receive this garlic peeler on my birthday last year. It peels a clove in an instant and your hands don't smell like garlic afterward.
Not that that would be a bad thing, necessarily...
10. These Acne Patches That Pulverize Pimples
I have horrible skin. I've struggled with acne since I was a teen, and while I figured this would change by the time I reached my 30s, my monthly crop of forehead zits doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. These acne patches shrink blemishes overnight and I wake up with clearer skin, which always puts me in a much better mood for the rest of the day.
11. This Foot Massager That Soothes Aching Feet
When I was in my third trimester, I had such crippling foot pain that I could barely walk. Every night, my husband would either have to listen to me complain or give me a foot massage that only slightly helped.
Finally, he bought me this foot massager set and it made a world of difference. Sure, every other part of my body felt awful, but at least my feet felt great for those last few months!
12. This Hair Detailer That's A Must-Have For Pet Owners
I have an extremely active 5-year-old Blue Heeler, and while you may not be able to tell just by looking at her, she sheds roughly five pounds of dog hair every hour. Our house is constantly covered in tumbleweeds of fur, and no matter how often we vacuum I feel like I always have stray hairs all over every outfit.
This hair detailer is somehow able to remove even the most stubborn dog hair in an instant. I don't know how it works, but I cannot live without it.
13. This Can Colander That's Simple Yet Ingenious
I have a signature chili recipe that I make almost once per week when the weather turns frightful. There's nothing better than a hot bowl of chili on a cold winter day!
The only problem with this is that I have to drain multiple cans of beans, corn, and tomatoes, which is a total pain. This can colander makes my life way easier.
And did I mention it costs under $5 bucks?!
14. These Fruit Fly Traps That Solve An Annoying Problem
Every summer, our house becomes infested with fruit flies. If we leave out a single piece of fruit for more than an hour, suddenly there are millions of them and they're impossible to get rid of.
That is, until now, thanks to these amazing fruit fly traps. We leave them in strategic spots throughout our kitchen and those poor little guys don't know what hit them.
15. This Ring Size Adjuster That's Cheap And Easy
My hands tend to swell up a lot during the summer and shrivel in the cooler months, which, as you might imagine, makes it difficult to find a ring that will actually stay on my finger year-round. That's what makes this ring size adjuster such a game-changer for me. I can make it smaller during the winter and take it off during the summer.
No more swollen fingers or fear of losing my wedding ring!
16. This Cheese Pan That Will Change Your Whole Life
Is there any type of food that is not made better by pouring melted cheese on top of it? Probably, but I would argue that most foods are enhanced by it.
This pan allows you to melt cheese right on the grill and drizzle it over whatever you want to become even more delicious. Where has this thing been all my life?!
17. These Grill Lights Are Perfect For Serious Grillers
Sometimes, the mood strikes for a hot, smokey grilled meal after the sun has already set. And since it's not easy (or wise) to grill in pitch darkness, these grill lights are the perfect solution.
I got them for my husband a few years ago for Christmas and he still talks about what a great gift they were. He even used them in the middle of a Wisconsin blizzard!
18. These Cable Protectors That Keep Your Chargers Strong
I am notorious for breaking my phone chargers. They always start to fray around the plug and it's not long before the entire cord is split. My husband finally got sick of me stealing his charger and bought me some of these cable protectors.
They fit right over the spot that ends up breaking and have managed to keep my cord intact for over a year.
19. This Sink Squeegee & Counter Brush That Will Make You Throw Out Your Sponges
My mother-in-law's house is always spotless. In fact, it makes me so embarrassed about the state of my own house that I refuse to allow her to come over without at least 48-hour's notice. The minute I saw this fancy anti-sponge, I knew it would be right up her alley.
I suppose I should probably get myself one as well...
20. This Fancy Whisk That Makes You Feel Like A Kitchen Pro
I have a bit of an obsession with nifty kitchen gadgets. If I come across something that has multiple functions or make my life easier while cooking I buy it immediately. This 2-in-1 whisk not only means I always have the perfect whisk for whatever I'm making, but it also takes up half the space in my drawers.
Plus, it's super fun to use.
21. These Popsicle Molds That Kids And Adults Will Love
In an effort to eat less sugar, I've been searching Pinterest for ideas on how to enjoy dessert without completely killing my diet. The one thing that kept popping up? Popsicles. When you make them yourself out of juice, you cut your sugar intake by half without sacrificing flavor.
And how cute are these penguin-themed popsicle molds?! The four unique shapes are just as fun for adults as they are for kiddos.
22. This Shower Organizer That Holds Your Cleaning Essentials
For far too many years, my husband and I simply stacked our bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and various other soaps and lotions along the edge of the bathtub. This resulted in no less than five bottles falling into the bottom of the tub every time we showered. I finally got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and bought one of these shower organizers, and it totally upgraded my showering experience.
This thing is popular so it goes out of stock decently frequently. If you can't get the above, I also recommend this one!
23. This DeFogger Sponge That Has Gotten Me Out Of A Jam Many Times
My old car had a horrible problem where the windshield would fog up every morning regardless of the wear or humidity level. There were days when I could barely see out of it while driving, which, as you might imagine, was a bit of a safety concern.
This sponge completely saved me on numerous occasions. Just wipe it across the inside of the shield and you won't have to worry about condensation for the rest of your ride.
24. This Car Tissue Holder That Upgrades Your Ride
I live in Wisconsin, and every winter, without fail, I get a horrible cold. My nose runs constantly and I'm (sometimes!) forced to use my sleeve to wipe it while driving since I don't have easy access to tissues.
This car tissue holder was basically meant for me. I always have a fresh tissue when I need it and I don't even have to take my eyes off the road to get one!
25. These Dip Clips That Make Snack Time Less Messy
I take snack time seriously. In fact, there are many times when my entire meal consists of just one big snack. And one of the most important aspects of a good snack is the dip. Carrot sticks and Ranch dressing? Check. Tortilla chips and guac? Oh yeah. Queso cheese and...well...basically anything? I'm all over it.
These dip clips allow me to enjoy my favorite foods without making a big ol' mess.
26. These Oven Liners That Keep Your Stove Clean
Cleaning your oven is a horrible, horrible job, which is why I avoid it at all costs. And while there is that "self-cleaning" setting, every time I use it the entire house fills with smoke and I'm worried I'm about to burn it down.
These oven liners fit perfectly on the bottom so they catch any crumbs, grease, and various juices and easily rinse off for easy clean-up. Genius!
27. This Foot Stretcher That's Totally Addictive
Ever since I had my son, I've woken up each morning with crippling foot pain. It took me a while to realize that it was plantar fasciitis, which affects the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and feels like your feet are constantly being attacked by a million fire ants.
This foot stretcher relieves the pain immediately so I can finally feel some relief.
28. This Mold & Mildew Remover Gel That Does The Dirty Work For You
Remember what I said about my mother-in-law's immaculate house? I once noticed how clean and mildew-free the grout was in her shower and asked her what her trick was. She immediately pulled out a bottle of this Skylarlife Home Mold & Mildew Remover, which she swears by.
And now that I've used it a few times, I'm a total believer.
29. These Towel Hooks That Hold On Insanely Tight
Take a second to think about your bathroom floor. Is it clean? Would you feel comfortable wiping your face on it? Because that's basically what you're doing with your bathroom towel if it tends to slip off the hook.
These towel hooks hold on ridiculously tight so you don't have to worry about gross germs getting on your hands, face, or any other parts of your body.
30. This Calligraphy Workbook That Makes You Seem Super Fancy
My handwriting is abysmal. It hasn't improved since the third grade, and I'm horribly embarrassed whenever I have to hand-write anything.
This calligraphy workbook has not only been a great way to improve my penmanship, but the different activities are a ton of fun. Now I can hand-address letters to people without it looking like a 10-year-old boy wrote it!
31. This Posture Corrector That Saved My Back
My posture is, in a word, atrocious. I've always just naturally hunched over, and while I know it's not good for my back to do this, it's so much more comfortable than sitting up straight.
This posture corrector forces me to do what I don't have the willpower to do on my own, and just a few hours a day has already made a huge difference.
32. This Drawer Organizer for Cutlery That's Perfect For Small Kitchens
We have a tiny kitchen, and the limited drawer space is always in high demand. Our old utensil holder took up a ton of space, which meant that we were forced to store our larger kitchen tools in the cabinet above the fridge. Easy to access? I think not.
This clever cutlery organizer takes up half the space so I no longer have to risk falling off a chair to grab a whisk.
33. These Sticky Note Divider Tabs That Keep You Organized
I find it incredibly tough to stay organized. As someone who works from home and set their own schedule, it's very important that I stay productive and keep track of everything that needs to get done. So when I came across these sticky note divider tabs, I knew that they'd be a helpful addition to my work setup.
Plus, the assortment of colors adds a pop of fun.
34. These Silicone Cups That Make Baking A Breeze
I can use all the help I can get when it comes to baking, and these little cups are life-savers when it comes to cupcakes, muffins, egg cups, or anything else that I'd like to be able to remove easily from a muffin tin.
The silicone construction is incredibly durable so they keep performing like new for years, and the reusable design means you can stop wasting money on disposable ones.
35. This Silicone Utensil Rest That Keeps Countertops Clean
My husband is a total neat freak, and it drives him crazy when I leave my spoon on the counter after stirring whatever dish I'm cooking on the stovetop. This utensil rest creates the perfect solution to this annoying problem, and the heat-resistant design keeps your counter safe and clean. It has slots for four utensils and rinses clean in an instant.
36. This Aculief That I Cannot Live Without
I've suffered from migraines ever since I was in high school. I've been trying to find relief for years, and while I can usually tell when one is about to strike, every type of medication I've tried has either been ineffective or caused horrible side effects.
This Aculief cuff accesses the pressure point on your hand so you can stop a headache before it even starts. Zero medications and zero side effects!
37. These Mug Stackers That Double Your Cabinet Space
I don't know how this happened, but one day not long ago I walked into my kitchen, opened one of my cabinets, and realized that my mug collection had spiraled completely out of control. The doors on my cabinet could barely close, and although I couldn't bear to throw any of them out, I knew I had to do something.
These mug stackers were just the ticket. Now I have double the space without sacrificing any of my favorites!
38. These Right Shears That Have A Totally Unique Design
My favorite part about the holidays has always been wrapping presents. I always put way more thought into the gift wrapping than in the actual gifts, and while I look forward to it every year, one thing I don't look forward to is the cramp in my hand that comes after my fourth present.
These Right Shears flip the script on traditional scissors and glide through paper without the cramp!
Bring on those hard-to-wrap presents!
39. These Clever Tongs That Are, Well, Clever
Remember what I said earlier about how much I hate washing dishes? For this exact reason, I make an effort to limit the number of dishes I dirty while cooking. So when I find a product that helps me do that and makes cooking my favorite meals easier, I get excited. Really excited. Probably more excited than a kitchen utensil should make me.
This 2-in-1 spatula and tongs will amaze you with its versatility.
40. This Egg Timer That Makes Perfect Hardboiled Eggs Every Time
Am I the only one who finds it extremely difficult to hard-boil an egg? They always turn out overdone and dry or underdone and gooey. And as someone who loves hard-boiled eggs, this causes me a lot of frustration when I'm trying to cook myself a healthy, protein-packed lunch.
This egg timer couldn't be easier. Simply throw it in the water with your eggs and it'll tell you when you're done.
41. This Hot Dog Slicer That You Need In Your Life
I'm fairly sure that my husband could eat hot dogs for every single meal for the rest of his life and be perfectly content. And while I don't share his enthusiasm, I thought I'd support his passion by gifting him one of these nifty hot dog slicers.
This thing cuts hot dogs in a special way so that they cook more evenly on the grill and are left with a delicious smokey flavor.
42. This Pocket Microscope Gives A Different View (Look At This Dandelion Bud)
If you ever want to gain a whole new perspective on the world around you, invest in one of these pocket microscopes.
I bought one for my nephews last year for Christmas, and after we spent a few hours playing with it I couldn't stop myself from picking one up for myself.
A word of warning, though: If you're a hot dog lover like my husband, try to avoid looking at one magnified to 120x. It's not pretty.
43. This Teaspoon and Tablespoon Set That Has A Brilliant DesignI've had the same set of measuring spoons since college, and they're so old at this point that most of the measurements have worn off, meaning that I basically have to guess which one is the 1/3 tablespoon and which one is the 1/2 teaspoon. This might be why my baked goods always seem to turn out terribly. This teaspoon and tablespoon set has a brilliant design that slides to reveal the various amounts, meaning they ensure precise measurement and take up less space in your drawers.
44. These Headrest Hooks That Keep My Purse And Car CleanThe floor of my car is always sticky. I don't know why this is, but it's because of this that I tend to prefer that my purse is not just tossed onto the floor every time I drive somewhere. However, if I put it on the passenger side seat, it always gets thrown onto the floor anyways... whenever I stop suddenly...which happens more than I'd like to admit. These headrest hooks keep it safe, secure, and (slightly) less sticky.
45. This Batter Dispenser That's Ridiculously HandyThere are certain Sundays where I wake up with the strong urge to bake a few dozen cupcakes, muffins, or an assortment of other delectable goodies but decide against it because I can't face the cleanup that comes afterward. Thank goodness for this batter dispenser, which allows you to pour out the exact amount of batter needed into each tin without the mess than comes with scooping it in with a spoon.
46. This Spill-Proof Ice Cube Tray That Makes WAY More SenseTraditional ice cube trays are much more trouble than they're worth. You fill them up at the sink and then are forced to tip-toe across the kitchen and carefully slide them into the freezer, the whole time hoping against hope that you won't take a misstep and spill the entire contents all over yourself. This spill-proof design is the design we've all been waiting for.
47. This Heroclip That Has A Million Different Uses
You know those products that you buy, realize they can be used all over your home, and then suddenly want to buy ten more of them? This Carabiner Clip is one of those products. Use it to hang tools and outdoor essentials in your garage, take it camping to hang a lantern from your tent, or keep a few in your car to keep shopping bags secured.
Plus, they come in an assortment of pretty colors!