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22 Clever Inventions Under $30

Handy. Creative. Useful. And AFFORDABLE! That’s what ran through my mind as I was going through the items on this list of clever inventions. Oh, and cute! Nothing bulky, ugly, or awkward made the list. The clever inventions on this list will have you thinking one of two things: Why didn’t I think of that? OR Boy, do I need one of the those!

No more envying your neighbor’s perfect fruit displays! No more wondering where did she find that darling solar lantern! I’m giving you the inside scoop (pun intended) on all the cool tools-like easy melon ballers, flexible candle lighters, and re-useable notebooks. Now these aren’t your granny’s kitchen tools, these are creative cute inventions with a twist and you’ll question how you lived without them!

I bet your friend who has everything doesn’t have these clever inventions (0r she beat you to my list)! So grab one for you and throw one in the cart for her, too.

You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).

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Pure produce made easy

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If you’re like me, you are trying to add more fruit & vegetables to your diet. But who wants to eat dirty fruit?! This fruit and vegetable washer takes the fear out of eating fresh. And all it takes is water! The tool does all the purifying work for you -produce, meat, and even jewelry! So worth it!

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Simple breakfast sandwiches in the morning

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? But it takes so many dishes to create a tasty meal. Not anymore! This breakfast sandwich maker has me whipping up individual breakfast favorites in no time-with NO MESS! From bacon & cheese waffle sandwiches for the kids to a breadless egg and avocado sammie for me. We all get what we want-without a sink full of dishes!

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Mess free sauce dipping on the go

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Ever had to clean up bbq sauce off your steering wheel? Or off your shirt as you’re rushing from one event to the next? This dip clip makes for mess-free on the go eating! It comes in pairs and snaps right on.

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A little night light action for the loo

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When you are up and down to the bathroom multiple times a night, you don’t want to fool with lights. These toilet night lights help you or your little ones find the potty without lighting up the whole house. The best part? Being able to change the color every night!

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Clean hats keep their form

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Baseball cap, snapback, fitted hat-whatever you call it. My family has quite a few.
I may or may not have tried washing one in the regular wash. Whoops! I wish I had this baseball cap washer net to make sure the hat kept its shape.

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Defrost steaks in no time

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Since I was a child, I have forgotten to take the meat out for dinner. No more worrying about making quick substitutions. This defrost pan cuts defrost time down and has saved dinner more than once.

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Quick and easy fruit

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Are you the friend tasked with bringing fruit to brunch? Make it “fancy” with this speedy melon slicer. It has two pieces to help you easily cube a watermelon or make the perfect round scoops of honeydew melon or cantaloupe.

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Pineapple slices with ease

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Bring the beach to brunch when you serve your drinks in a perfect pineapple. This pineapple corer removes the core and cuts even pineapple rings in just a few quick turns. Pineapple juice, anyone?

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More ice than 4 ice trays

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Ice maker not working? No room for ice trays? Tired of regular old cubed ice?
This compact silicone ice maker and bucket makes as much ice as 4 ice trays without taking up all that space.

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Two at a time drinks

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Can’t decide between fruit water and iced coffee? Why not have both? And in the same container! This 2 in 1 drink holder makes it possible. Don’t worry, it comes with separate straws for each side.

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Freeze migraines fast

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I don’t know about you but bad headaches knock me out. Well, this cold compress head wrap blocks out the light while cooling down my migraine. Its a 1-2 combo against headache pain.

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Good to the last drop

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I hate wasting! That last little bit of BBQ sauce or the end of your favorite hand lotion usually ends up in the trash. Not anymore! The empty it attachment gets those last drops out for you.

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Keep your cords close

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I’m not a fan of lugging around my laptop case, purse, etc. But what to do with my phone and power cord? This slip on laptop organizing strap keeps those things handy for me. No more dragging around extra bags.

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Clip on bedside table

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I find myself laying at the opposite end of the bed quite often. And end losing all sorts of things in the blankets. This handy clip on bedside tray would save me the hassle and keep crumbs out of the bed. Not mine, my significant others, of course.

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No more piles of notebooks

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Still looking for that To Do list you wrote yesterday? Was it in your planner or the new journal? With this re-useable notebook, you can toss the planner and the journal. You write on a page and it shares your notes to the app. All of your notes to self, To Do list, and Honey Do’s all in one place.

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Light up the night LED style

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Solar powered pop up lanterns to light up the night. Sounds like an oxymoron right?!
But it’s true and available with various LED color options.

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Keep couches clean and snacks handy

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No matter how many times I ban eating in the living room, my family always does it anyway. To safe my sanity (and my couch from crumbs and spills), I ordered these slide on bamboo couch trays. The family gets to eat their snacks and I don’t have to hoover the couch–as often.

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Cereal & milk on the go

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Cereal is probably the quickest breakfast you can think of having. But what about when you are on the go? Bowls, spoons, spills-no one wants to deal with that in the car. This sip and go cereal container makes cereal on the go possible-without soggy cereal or carrying utensils.

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Easily clean tall glasses and bottles

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I have a few tall glasses that I struggle to wash and rinse. With this easy rinse sink attachment, the water reaches the tough corners I can’t. Where was this when I was washing baby bottles?

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Inflatable flight comfort

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As comfy as travel pillows are, they are just as bulky. You already have your hands full with luggage. Next flight, grab these easy to use inflatable neck pillows instead. They are easy to inflate, deflate, and fold to your comfort.

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Hands free carrying

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If you are anything like me, you will do anything to avoid multiple trips to the car. Keys in your mouth, bags on your back & under your arms, and the biggest one clenched in your hand. The click & carry bag carrier helps you carry all the bags but keep your hands free!

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No more fighting the flame

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I can’t be the only one who gets tired of the flame going out just as I reach that tiny wick at the bottle of a candle jar. Thanks to whoever invented this candle lighter. It’s unique design allows the flame to make it safely to the wick.

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