Have you ever seen something so clever you’ve said, “Man, why didn’t I think of that?!” Well, this list is chock-full of simply genius inventions that won’t cost an arm and a leg – in fact, they’re all under $20!
From car cleaning gel to a phone screen magnifier, we’ve got 35 of the handiest gadgets you’ve never seen before that’ll help make everyday life much smoother.
This Cupholder Expander Holds Your Biggest Water Bottles
It’s such a pain when your water bottle’s rolling around the front seat and onto the floor because it’s too big to fit in your cupholder. Now there’s this cupholder expander that can fit even the biggest water bottles! It also has a cut out for a mug handle if you’re toting your morning cup of Joe.
This Filtered Water Bottle Makes Tap Water Taste Great
Tap water isn’t my favorite – it’s always got some weird taste or smell. But this genius Brita filter water bottle takes the ick out of tap water with the built-in filter! It comes in 26 or 36 oz sizes and the filter is replaceable so you can keep on using it forever.
This Phone Screen Magnifier Doubles Your Screen Size
This lightweight, portable screen magnifier lets you watch videos comfortably without straining your eyes. It works just like a phone projector screen, doubling the size of your screen. It’s easy to take on plane rides so you can watch movies hands-free, without taking a bulky laptop along!
This Inverted Umbrella Won’t Drip
Don’t want to end up soaking wet after you’re already indoors? This windproof inverted umbrella is specially designed to close from the inside out, so you’re not left with a dripping wet umbrella, keeping your car or floor dry and clean. And it comes in a million patterns so you’re sure to find a fave.
These Heel Cups Offer Quick Pain Relief
If you have planter fasciitis or just general heel pain, you’re going to love these heel cups. The soft gel cups work as shock absorbers to provide relief from arch, ankle and leg pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis and more. You can wear with or without socks for your most comfortable feet ever.
This Lasagna Pan Is So Versatile
Have picky eaters or just like variety? This lasagna pan lets you make three different kinds of lasagnas, casseroles, cakes or breads to please a crowd or bring to a party! And it’s got over 700 rave reviews to back it up.
This Meat Chopper Ensures Even Cooking
Cooking ground meat can be a pain to break up into even pieces and make sure everything’s cooked through. Not anymore though! This meat chopper lets you chop meat right in the pan to ensure even cooking and an even mince for everything from tacos to sloppy joes. And it’s got over 4,000 stellar reviews for ease of use, durability and general awesomeness!
This Window Cleaning Tool Gets All The Gunk Out
Gross window tracks filled with dirt, pollen and dead bugs? Ew, me too. What we need is this window cleaning tool that gets all the gunk out of every nook and cranny. It has a soft brush on one end to clean the window tracks and a pointed part on the other end to scrape out even the peskiest dirt.
This Lotion Applicator Has Your Back
Applying sunscreen solo? No worries, this lotion applicator has got your back. Literally. It gets all your hard-to-reach places like the middle of your back, shoulders, and even the backs of your legs. You can use it with regular lotion, too for all-over smoothness.
This Gift Wrap Organizer Is A Godsend
Nothing says “I’ve got my s— together” more than a giftwrap organizer. We’ve all got that messy corner or closet bursting with wrapping paper, bows, tags and gift bags. Well, this organizer has a separate space for all those things, and you can hang it up neatly in a closet once you fill it up – no more digging for just the right wrapping!
This Corn Stripper Is Amazing
I’ve spent countless dinnertimes painstakingly cutting corn off the cob for my two picky eaters (one with braces, so she actually has an excuse). Not anymore with this corn stripping tool that gets every kernel in one quick pass with its stainless steel blades! Over 1,000 reviewers love this tool for its ease of use and convenience. And it’s under $10!
This Self-Grooming Cat Brush Is So Convenient
Got a kitty that needs grooming but you don’t have the time to keep up with the tangles? Let kitty do it herself with this self-grooming cat tool! It simply attaches onto a corner of your wall then all your cat has to do is rub its fur against it for a nice scratch that gets the knots out.
This Whisk Wiper Makes Cleanup A Breeze
Tired of cleaning all the gunk out of a whisk after making cakes or something with sticky batter? This whisk wiper to the rescue! It makes clean-up a breeze since it can rest on the side of your bowl to catch all the drips and gets all the batter out with one swipe.
This Toenail Clipper Rotates For Ergonomic Clipping
Don’t twist yourself in knots trying to cut stubborn toenails without hurting yourself. Use these stainless steel nail clippers that rotate so you don’t have to! Their extra sharp blades cut through even the thickest nails, and the ergonomic design is great for people with arthritis since you get great leverage from the extra-long handles.
This Waterless Razor Is Great For On The Go Shaving
Like camping or festivals but also like not being hairy? Use this waterless razor that’s filled with an aloe lubrication gel for smooth shaves without water, so you can defuzz anywhere! Easy to pack and take along anywhere, takes up virtually no room in a bag or purse so you can always have it on hand when you’re away from home.
These Bag Holders Make Freezer Meals So Easy
These bag holders are genius for holding bags open for you to fill with freezer meals, marinating meat, transferring leftovers and more. Your counter stays clean and the top of the bag doesn’t get all gross since it’s like an extra pair of hands to help you fill the bags! And they fold down to nearly nothing so they won’t take up valuable kitchen storage space.
These K-Cup Cleaners Are Easy As Pie
Wondering how you’re supposed to clean your K-cup machine? No worries, these K-cup cleaning pods do it for you! Simply run it through a hot water cycle and your machine’s clean of old residues and coffee grounds that can build up over time. It’ll make your brews taste better and lengthen the life of your machine.
This Egg Peeler is So Easy
Hate peeling hard boiled eggs? Let this little egg peeling gadget do it for you! Simply place the egg inside then shake, shake, shake until the peel’s all off. Simple but genius.
This Water Bottle Holds Your Stuff
Whether you need storage on-the-go or you don’t like leaving credit cards, cash and IDs in your gym locker, this water bottle has a hidden secret that’ll help you out. There’s a little compartment that’s just right for holding your essentials during your workout or run so you always know where they are. And it’s leakproof, spillproof and BPA-free so you can drink worry-free.
This Electric Comb Can Stimulate Hair Growth
This electric comb is a 2-in-1 wonder that massages your scalp while promoting hair growth! It’ll give you a relaxing scalp massage while the red light with just the right wavelength to stimulate hair follicles goes to work. Even if you don’t need hair growth help, happy reviewers rave about the heavenly scalp massage.
This Microwave Popcorn Maker Is Mess-Free
Love popcorn but hate the mess? This microwave popcorn maker is the answer. It whips up 15 cups of popcorn when you simply add kernels and seasoning then nuke it for under 4 minutes! It’s BPA free and conveniently collapsible so it takes up virtually no storage space in the kitchen.
This Silicone Lid Set Fits All Your Containers
Tired of searching for the right-sized lid in your messy container cabinet? Search no more with this silicone lid set that’ll easily stretch to fit all your containers. It makes storing leftovers a breeze and tidies up your cabinets in one step!
This Condiment Fork Keeps Your Fingers Clean
How to snag a snack from a jar without getting your fingers dirty? This little condiment fork slips onto jars of pickles, olives, cherries and other yummy tidbits and retrieves your snack without getting your germy fingers wet. Reviewers love this thing for convenience and ease of use! This little guy is really popular on Amazon so if it’s sold out I also have this pickle scoop which is also really useful.
This Bag Sealer Keeps Snacks Fresh
Hate soggy chips and stale pretzels and cookies? Save your snacks with this handy little bag sealer that recloses the bag after each use so your food stays super fresh! It works on lots of kind of plastic from foil chip bags to heavier plastic and even kraft paper – you’ll get a tight seal in just a few seconds. And it comes with a free 18-month warranty!
This Hairbrush Cleaning Tool Is A Must-Have
If you have long-haired people in your house, you need this hairbrush cleaning tool. It has a pointy end and two kinds of brushes to get all the tangled hair and build-up out of brushes easily, no more soaking and scrubbing and cutting with scissors. It’ll extend the life of your brushes and is oh so satisfying to use.
This Slicing Tool Makes Tedious Work Quick
Need to slice a bunch of tomatoes for salad or grapes for kids? You need this slicing tool to make quick work of a tedious task. You can also use it for butterflying chicken breasts evenly, slicing bagels and even cutting shrimp into smaller pieces. It’ll protect your hands from the knife blade and the stationary feet means it won’t slip while you’re cutting!
This Cereal Cup Keeps It Crunchy
If you hate soggy cereal, check this cool invention out! This cereal mug keeps cereal pristinely crunchy until you tip it into your mouth, with a swig of milk to go along with it. It’s also great for kids so they don’t spill cereal milk and make a mess everywhere!
This Door Lock Gives You Peace of Mind
Maybe I listen to too many true crime podcasts, but this portable door lock seems like a super-smart accessory for staying in hotels and Airbnbs so sketchy people don’t come in while you’re sleeping. It’s simple to use and effective against unwanted visitors, and it’s so easy to throw in your bag or purse to take on trips.
This Frywall Keeps Your Stove Clean
Though it looks like the kind of collar your pet has to wear while waiting for a wound to heal, this frywall is perfect for the kitchen. It simply pops into a pan or skillet to keep splattering grease from getting all over your stove or burning you. It completely blocks oil that splatter screens let through while giving you full access to the food in the pan. And it was on Shark Tank!
This Beauty Spatula Gets Every Last Drop
Tired of tossing expensive bottles of product when you can still see there’s a little left? Now you can get every last drop with this beauty spatula. It’ll save you money in the long run since you’ll get full use out of your creams, lotions, makeup and more.
This Car Cleaning Gel Gets Your Ride Sparkling
If your car looks anything like mine, there’s junk stuck in the bottom of the cupholders and dust coating the air vents. Get all that junk out with this car cleaning gel that gets into spaces other tools can’t! Skip the cleaning products and tools and use this convenient all-in-one cleaner instead.
These Bag Holders Let You Carry All The Groceries
Unloading the car after grocery shopping is a big pain, I can’t count the number of times I’ve wished I had huger, stronger hands to be able to carry all the bags in at once without cutting off my circulation! Wish granted – these bag holders can each hold up to 80 pounds, just load ’em up with shopping bags and you’re on your way. You can also use it for yardwork or painting as it’ll hold large buckets easily.
These Soda Bottle Covers Keep Your Beverage Fresh
You didn’t finish your whole can of soda, seltzer or even beer in one go, but if you just put it in the fridge it’ll go flat. Unless you have these handy bottle covers! They stretch over the top of your can and keep beverages fresh until you’re ready to finish, and easily pour your drink with no mess.
This Magnetic Wristband Is Super Handy
If you’re DIY-ing house repairs or car fixes, you’re going to want this magnetic wristband to hold nails, screws, nuts and bolts at your fingertips to eliminate searching for just the right widget. You can also use it to hold bobby pins if you’re doing an elaborate hairstyle on yourself or someone else!
This Recipe Holder Is So Handy
Whenever I cook from a paper recipe, it ends up getting trashed from being on the counter and getting water or ingredients all over it. This recipe holder is a much better idea – it can hold up to eight pieces of paper upright and off the counter for easy reading and keeping recipes intact. It comes in so many pretty colors to match your kitchen, too!