31 Practical Gadgets You'll Wish You Bought Sooner | 22 Words

I'm kind of a sucker for nifty gadgets. There's just something so satisfying about finding the tool that will solve all of your problems...or at least help you do a very specific task much more efficiently. After all, life's too short to use subpar products that take forever! If there's a gadget that will make life easier, then you can rest assured that I will buy it and have it handy for the next time I need it. I'm all about trying to make life as simple and stress-free as possible.

Luckily for me (and you!), the Internet is filled with incredible, handy gadgets to purchase, from a butter knife made especially for corn on the cob to a tiny button you can program to do just about anything. I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness!

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These Bike Lights Attach with Magnets!

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We all know that having lights on your bike is of the utmost importance — especially when you're riding in the early morning or after sunset. We also all know that magnets are very cool. Why not take these two things and put them together? This set of two magnetic bike lights are easy to place anywhere on your bike frame. They can be set to either glow steadily or flash, depending on your preference. Also, one light is white, while the other is red.

This Organizer Also Uses Magnets

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OK, I'm a big fan of magnets! This little tray has a magnet inside it which automatically arranges whatever is in it — like sewing pins or nails — into a starburst shape, making it easy to grab just one item at a time. It's a simple idea that makes so much sense and can actually save you a lot of time, not to mention preventing needle pokes!

The Sock Dock Puts an End to Unmatched Socks

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Out of all the things I hate about doing the laundry, matching up socks is definitely the part I hate the most. The SockDock aims to put an end to all that. It's meant to be used as an alternative sock storage solution. Simply add dirty socks into the elastic docking stations, toss the entire device into the washer and dryer, and voila! Take it out and your socks remain paired up! You can hang the SockDock in your closet, on a doorknob, or anywhere else you fancy.

This Toothbrush Holder Is So Understated and Handy!

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I'm personally not a huge fan of most toothbrush holders — they're not super stylish and they can be kind of gross to clean. This one actually looks pretty class, though! It's the perfect size and shape to prop up a single toothbrush but won't take up all kinds of counter space. It also looks like it'd be super easy to rinse out whenever it came time to clean it. I'm a fan!

These Cedar Planks Will Make Your Closet Smell Divine

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OK, so this isn't a "gadget" in the sense of there being something to plug in or having flashing lights, but hear me out on this one! If you've ever smelled a cedar closet or hope chest, you know that it's easily one of the most comforting smells around. These small planks can be added to your standard drywall closet and make it smell just as good! As a bonus, cedar repels moths!

Gripper Clips Make it Easier to Remove Hot Things from the Oven

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Oven mitts certainly have their place, but Gripper Clips allow you to actually grab onto the pan and remove it from the oven (or put it in, naturally). They work with bots, trays, and even bowls that are too hot or unwieldy to easily pour and handle. They’re easily operated with a single hand and one Gripper Clip can support up to 5 pounds (this listing is for a set of two Clips).

This Sheep Is Also a Paper Clip Holder

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Most people just keep a box of paper clips in a desk drawer, but you're way cooler than that. You deserve to store your paper clips on a tiny sheep friend! The body of the sheep is (you guessed it!) magnetic, so the paper clips naturally stick there when you're not using them. Whenever you do need a clip, just pluck one from your sheep in a mini shearing session and you're good to go.

This Wrist Rest Will Keep Your Wrist Happy

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If you spend a lot of time on the computer (and who doesn't?), then you may experience pain and fatigue in your wrist. That's because using a mouse isn't exactly the most ergonomically friendly activity. This pad (which can also be used as a wrist rest for your keyboard) relieves pressure and strain and provides support for your wrist. It's made with memory foam and silica gel to provide the most complete relief.

This Laundry Hamper Hangs Right on Your Door

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I don't have a lot of floor space in my apartment, so a hamper that takes advantage of the space on the back of my door is actually pretty brilliant. This one hangs onto your door with stainless steel hooks, making it a super space saver. My favorite part is that you never have to take it down — a zipper at the bottom of the hamper releases the clothes!

This Broom Organizer Can Definitely Reduce Some Storage Stress

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No matter where I put my broom and mop, I can count on them sliding down and/or falling over before too long. This broom organizer has several different places to lock in your cleaning devices, as well as some hooks to hang others. Once your broom is in there, it's not going anywhere until you want it to. You could also use it to organize tools in your garage or workshop!

Use This Set of Drawers to Organizer Your Cupboards!

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I usually end up stacking a bunch of food up in my cupboards...which means I also end up restacking it several times throughout the week. A set of drawers like this one would make the stacking routine a thing of the past! Not only could you use this in your kitchen cupboards; you could also use it in your bathroom, or (again) your garage!

This Closet Organizer Will Free up More Space in Your Closet

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Which is great, ’cause that means you can get more clothes and/or shoes! You can use these nifty stackable, interlocking dividers to stack your clothes neatly and keep everything totally accessible. Since every piece of clothing has its own zone, it’s easy to pull a shirt from the middle of the pile without having to worry about the entire stack flopping over and making a mess.

This Shampoo Brush Will Help You Get a Deeper Clean

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Use this brush to massage your scalp and lather up shampoo at the same time. It features a handle that’s easy to grasp and several flexible rubber tips to really get in there. The gentle vibration the device provides increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes relaxation — it might even boost hair growth! If you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, this brush is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

This Notebook Is Actually a Mini Whiteboard!

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There are plenty of times in life when you need to jot down a note but don't necessarily need to keep that note around forever. That's where this dry-erase notebook comes in. It features several pages made of dry-erase whiteboard material and also includes a dry-erase marker. Use it to jot down your notes, do calculations, or draw a rough sketch, then simply erase it once you're done!

This Smart Button Can Do Pretty Much Anything

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OK, I think this little gadget might actually be my favorite one on the list. Using the Flic app, you can program the button to do pretty much anything. Snooze your alarm. Order a pizza. Turn your lights on (or off). Hail an Uber. Fake a phone call. Play (or pause) your music. The Bluetooth-enabled button is basically the future. I want 10 of them.

This Water Pump Dispenser Makes So Much Sense

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Anyone who has ever switched out one of those big 5-gallon bottles of water will tell you: they're a pain in the butt! Rather than having to use your muscles to carry an unwieldy bottle, just pop one of these things on the nozzle instead. It's super easy to use — a touch of the button dispenses the water! The battery can be recharged via USB — a single charge lasts for about 60 days.

This Hole Punch Reinforcer Stamps Make a Menial Task Slightly More Fun

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We're all familiar with those nifty paper rings that reinforce holes that have been punched in pieces of paper, right? Finally, someone has figured out a better method of attaching them to the paper. All you have to do align one of these stamps with the hole in the paper and press down. It's perfectly lined up every time! Now you'll have all kinds of time to punch more holes in more pieces of paper!

This Stapler Doesn't Actually Use Staples!

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Instead, it cuts a tab-and-loop-style closure that holds a stack of papers together. Never having to buy staples again? Yes, please. You’ll also never accidentally put a staple through the paper shredder! And you don’t have to remove staples before recycling! This little gadget has a lot going for it. I also just love the cheery color of the green one (but it’s also available in white, blue, and pink.

The Neatfold Helps You Fold a Bed Sheet the Right Way

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Whenever you're folding bed sheets, it's nice to have an extra hand. But if you don't have one, don't worry! That's where the Neatfold comes in. Mount it to your wall and you're ready to fold. Simply clip the sheet into the device and use it to fold your fabric! It works with sheets or comforters of any size and also keeps them from dragging on the floor.

These Adjustable Measuring Spoons Are a Must for Home Chefs!

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Combine all your measuring spoons into one easy-to-use device that won't take up all of your drawer space. This pair of measuring devices measures teaspoons, tablespoons, ounces, cups, and even metric milliliters, depending on what you need. Rather than pulling out every single measuring device in your house, just grab one of these things. They also have a magnet on the bottom for easy storage!

This Fat Separator Is Another Good Kitchen Gadget

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Just in time for Thanksgiving gravy! This fat separator really couldn't be easier to use. Simply pour your drippings into the top of the cup — the strainer catches all the large pieces. Then, hold the entire device over your gravy boat or other container and press down on the red button with your thumb. This unplugs the drain at the bottom and lets all the good stuff flow out while keeping the lighter oils and fats inside. Easy peasy!

Make Healthier Choices with a Spiralizer

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If you're trying to cut down on carbs, or even just trying to make your veggie intake more interesting, the spiralizer is a great tool to have in your inventory. It easily turns veggies into spaghetti-like tendrils that can be used in place of actual pasta. Now, I'm not going to tell you that the pasta-shaped veggies taste exactly like pasta, but they are a pretty fair substitution, and this thing is very fun to use!

This Butter Knife Heats the Butter up for You!

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Few things are more difficult than trying to spread cold butter on bread. That's where this knife comes in. It uses heat conducting technology, utilizing the heat from your hand to heat up cold butter and make it easier to spread! Have they thought of everything? Why, yes. Yes, they have. In fact, this isn't the only butter knife I'm here to recommend...

There's Also This One, Which Is Designed Specifically for Corn on the Cob

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Corn on the cob: Great summer treat or greatest summer treat? Either way, it's gotta be with a bunch of butter slathered on it. (Salt, too!). Buuuut, a cob is round, and a standard butter knife is quite flat, so you can sometimes run into problems. Namely, your butter ends up falling off the corn before it's melted into all those kernel crevasses. Not so if you use this knife! It's curved to perfectly fit a corn of cob and make sure your butter ends up exactly where you want it.

This Defroster Tray Makes Thawing Meat a Cinch

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Oh no! You forgot to take the meat out of the freezer and it's almost time for dinner! Rather than panicking and ordering a pizza, you should instead grab this defroster tray. It gets your food thawed and ready to cook up to 10 times faster than traditional thawing methods! It's also much more sanitary than many methods — since your meat thaws faster, there's less time for harmful bacteria to find it.

This Peanut Butter Mixer Is Perfect for People Who Like the Natural Stuff

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The problem: You love peanut butter, but it's a total pain in the neck to stir it up before you use it. You inevitably end up spilling some oil out of the jar and/or getting peanut butter all over your knife handle. The solution: This peanut butter mixer! Simply screw the lid on to your jar of peanut butter and crank the handle any time you want to give it a good stir!

You Might Actually Enjoy Doing the Dishes with This Dish Brush

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Hey, I said you might enjoy doing the dishes. Not that you definitely would! This ergonomically friendly brush fits in the palm of your hand and also comes with a ceramic base. But the features don't stop there! The ceramic base doubles as a soap dispener! The spring-loaded bottom releases extra suds with a simple press, leaving your hands free to do the actual scrubbing.

Never Cut a Wonky Line Again with These Laser-Guided Scissors

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I love that wrapping paper that comes with the grid printed on the back, but not all wrapping paper has that! For non-gridded papers, this pair of laser-guided scissors is an absolute dream. Simply turn on the light and follow the line all the way across the paper. It'll keep your cuts straight and your mood light.

Up Your Selfie Game with This Clip-On Ring Light

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If you’re not familiar with ring lights, all you need to know is that they provide exquisite lighting and lead to some of the best selfies on the Internet (just in case that’s something that’s important to you). Unfortunately, they’re also usually pretty bulky and you can’t really transport them easily — until now. This ring light clips right onto your phone in order to provide excellent lighting no matter where you are.

This Lunch Container Looks Like it Came from the Future

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First of all, it's a large bowl that can hold 2.5 cups of soup, chili, pasta, oatmeal, or whatever else you want. But there's also a secondary dish where you can store toppings or additional food and snacks. And then there's the silverware, which is retractable for even more space saving goodness! The entire thing is just genius all around and will probably inspire you to pack a lunch more often.

This Hanging Jewelry Roll Is Brilliant for Travelers

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I tend to keep my jewelry in a plastic baggie whenever I travel, and I always regret it. I end up spending more time detangling necklaces than I thought was even possible. This travel pouch provides several separate zippered pockets for your jewelry and rolls up so it can easily fit in your suitcase. There's also a little loop you can use to hang the holder up once you get to your destination. Pretty genius!