36 Ridiculously Useful Inventions Under $25 You’ll Use Every Day

Life can be hard sometimes, and if you can find something to help make your day-to-day routine even the tiniest bit easier and less frustrating, it instantly feels like a win. Whether it be a brush that straightens your hair like magic, kitchen shears with a built-in cutting board, or a cup cleaner that basically does all the work for you, the following 36 products have been hand-picked to give you more time to do the things that you love.

Plus, they all happen to be under $25 bucks. I guess you can have your cake and eat it, too!

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These Shower Curtain Rings That Have An Easy Roll Design

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This may seem like a slightly small inconvenience, but how annoying is it when you try to open your shower curtain and it keeps getting caught on the bar? It drives me CRAZY, but I’ve finally found a solution: These easy-roll shower rings. The tiny metal balls on the top allow them to glide effortlessly across your shower curtain rail so you no longer have to have a complete breakdown every morning.

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This Trash Can That Keeps Your Car Clean

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My car is basically a giant dumpster on wheels. I’m not one of those naturally “clean” people who make an effort to throw away fast food garbage instead of just tossing it into the backseat and forgetting about it. That’s what makes this clever little trash can so perfect for lazy people like myself. It hangs on the back of your seat for easy access and keeps your car about a million times less disgusting.

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This Nifty Hanger That Keeps Your Iron And Ironing Board All In One Place

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Ah, ironing. I have a love/hate relationship with this essential part of adulthood since I hate doing it but also love the feeling of wearing warm, perfectly ironed clothes and actually feel pulled-together instead like the complete slob that I normally am. This ironing set organizer hangs over your door so it doesn’t take up much space and keeps your ironing essentials right where you need them.

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This Moldable Glue Kit That Helps You Fix Pretty Much Anything

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This is one of those products that, once I found out about it and tried it out for myself, I pretty much told everyone I know about it and insisted that they buy it immediately. It’s a moldable glue that you can use to repair a variety of items that then dries into a strong silicone. So basically, frayed cords are no more, old shoes get a new lease on life, and pretty much anything else that needs fixing is suddenly new again.

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This Bluetooth Speaker That Turns Your Shower Into A Stage

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You already sing in the shower at the top of your lungs, right? So why not have some backup with this Bluetooth shower speaker? It’s completely waterproof so you can actually bring it into the shower with you, and the Bluetooth design means you can easily pair it with your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Plus, it has a built-in suction cup so you can attach it right to your shower wall.

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This Mighty Mug That Can’t Be Knocked Over

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Anyone who knows me knows how incredibly clumsy I am. I’ve broken countless wine glasses, am always knocking over cups, and have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I’ll always have some kind of stain on my shirt. This Mighty Mug is a serious game-changer. It can’t be knocked over. Literally, can’t be. I don’t know how it works, but I’m pretty bummed I didn’t know about it years ago.

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This Power Strip That Has A Seriously Smart Design

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My house has hardly any outlets. My husband and I didn’t realize this until we moved in, which, granted, was something we probably should have asked our realtor about before buying the house. But it’s been a bit of a pain when plugging in electronics, especially in tight spaces. That’s where this cube power strip comes in. It’s compact, but still gives us a plethora of charging options.

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This Electronics Organizer That Has A Spot For Everything

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When you’re traveling, it can be tough to find a good place to store your electronics and all the necessary accessories for them. I’m on the road a lot, and it wasn’t until recently that I picked up one of these brilliant electronics organizers, and let me tell you, this thing is a GAME CHANGER. I just stick all of my gadgets and cords in the bungees and throw it in my suitcase or purse. There’s a spot for everything and it takes up hardly any space.

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This Simple Book That Remembers Your Passwords For You

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If you’re anything like me, you tend to forget pretty much everything. We could all use a little bit of help remembering the essentials, right? This handy dandy notebook helps you keep track of the things you use on a daily basis, like passwords and usernames. This thing has gotten me out of a jam about a million times, and I keep it right in my desk drawer for easy access.

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These Amazing Wire Snakes That Pull Gunk From Your Pipes

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I have a TON of hair, and it’s constantly clogging up our shower and sink drains. No matter how many bottles of Draino we dump down there, they still seem to run slowly pretty much every week. This flexible hair drain tool can be contorted into any position and pulls up clogs that liquid drain de-cloggers couldn’t even come close to un-clogging.

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These Car Hooks That Attach To Your Headrests

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Here’s yet another ingenious product that gives your ride an instant upgrade. These purse hooks attach to the back of your headrests so you keep your essentials off the floor of your car and give you more legroom in the process. They’re also great for groceries, kid’s toys, baby stuff, and pretty much anything else that’s currently clogging up your car’s floors.

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This Back Scratcher That Scratches Hard-To-Reach Itches

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Got an itch you can’t scratch? Are you constantly pulling a muscle trying to reach that one spot on your back that’s impossible to access by yourself? This cactus back scratcher is here to soothe even the most stubborn and hard to reach itch. The smart design gives you access to everywhere on your body, while the spikey texture ensures a good scratching without being painful.

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This Multitool That’s A Camping Essential

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If you’re an outdoorsy person, you know that a fire can mean the difference between a life or death situation. While I myself a decidedly not an outdoorsy type, on the occasion that I do venture out into the great outdoors I like to be as prepared as I possibly can be. This tiny multitool gives me major peace of mind. It’s a fire-starter with a built-in blade and carabiner.

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This Inflatable Light That’s Solar-Powered

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Yet another product that’s a must-have when it comes to camping is this inflatable solar light. It’s extremely portable since it takes up basically zero room when deflated, and the solar-powered design means that you never have to cart around extra batteries or worry about them dying. The color-changing LEDs also give you eight different color options so you can customize your ambiance.

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These Kitchen Shears With Built-In Cutting Board

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Okay, seriously, how brilliant are these things? And why didn’t I think of them in the first place and invent them myself?! These kitchen shears feature a built-in cutting board so you can easily prep your fruits, veggies, and meats without having extra stuff to watch and in about a fraction of the time you’d spend chopping. Where have these been all my life?!

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This Screen Magnifier That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Movie Theater

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I tend to watch a lot of shows, movies, and YouTube videos on my phone over my lunch break, and it can be a fairly underwhelming experience to watch an episode of Game of Thrones on a tiny cellphone screen. This screen magnifier makes your display two to three times bigger and can be used with pretty much any type of smartphone.

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This Cutting Board Set That Gives You A Board For Everything

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I tend to buy pretty much any type of kitchen gadget that I find cute or clever. This often doesn’t work out, since the product is either horrendously cheap and breaks immediately or just plain doesn’t do what it says it’s going to do. This cutting board set, however, is not one of those products. It conveniently stacks inside itself so it doesn’t take up too much space, and is made from sturdy bamboo and silicone so it stays looking new year after year.

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This Lap Desk That’s Super Adjustable

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I work from home, which means I tend to work all over my home. Sure, I usually start out at my desk, but then I get antsy and want to move to the couch or the chair, or, when I’m especially lazy, I don’t even bother getting out of bed. This lap desk allows me to work wherever I want and still be comfortable. Plus, it can adjust to eight different angles so you can find what works best for you.

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This Ceramic Plate That Serves Dual Purpose

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Sure, this may look like an ordinary ceramic plate, but if you look closely you’ll see that it’s so much more than that. The different functions allow you to use it as a spoon rest so you don’t get your countertops mess and a ginger grater for adding a pop of freshness to recipes.

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This Bowl And Strainer Combo That’s A Brilliant Multitasker

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I instantly fall in love with any kitchen product that allows me to wash fewer dishes after cooking. This 2-in-1 colander and kitchen bowl is one of those products. It has a smart design that lets you swing the bowl away and drain your produce and then swing it back to use it as a serving bowl. Oh, and did I mention it’s somehow under $9 bucks?

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This Inexpensive Kit That Adds Bluetooth To Your Car

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You’re a courteous driver who never cuts people off, always pays attention to the road, and would never answer a phone call while driving, right? Okay, no judgments here, but this Bluetooth car kit at least allows you to stop picking up your phone while on the road. It easily sinks to your smartphone so you can answer calls without having to take your hands off the wheel.

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This Fancy Whisk That Speeds Up Whipping Time

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I’ll admit it: I’m not great at baking. I don’t know whether it’s my inability to mix things correctly, or cook them for the proper time, or the fact that I pretty much can never tell when my cookies are done baking (they’re either burnt or undercooked), but let’s just say that I tend to go store bought when it comes to bake sales. Hopefully, this rapid whip whisk will help me to up my baking game since it makes mixing and whisking WAY easier.

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This Interlocking Measuring Set That You Need In Your Cupboard

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If you want to take your cooking and baking game to the next level, this measuring set is a total must-have for your kitchen. This seven-piece beaker set interlocks together so you can easily store them without taking up a lot of real estate in your cabinets, and the dishwasher safe design makes clean-up a breeze. Plus, how cute are the brightly colored bases?!

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This Motion-Detecting Nightlight With Insanely Great Reviews

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I’m currently 9 months pregnant, which means I get up about 20 times per night to use the bathroom. I’m constantly bumping into things along the way, and my husband usually wakes up every time from all the commotion. I finally decided to buy this motion sensor nightlight, which also works as an emergency light for power outages and a rechargeable flashlight.

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This USB Hub That Gives You Way More Ports

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My laptop only has two USB ports, which means that if I want to plug in my mouse, my keyboard, and my cellphone charger, I’m sadly out of luck. This USB port and splitter solves that annoying problem for me by giving me four more ports to work with. The built-in surge protector also gives you peace of mind that your devices will stay safe.

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This Cup Cleaner That Speeds Up Your Washing Time

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“I just love washing dishes!” said no one ever. Okay, so there are probably a few people out there who somehow actually enjoy this mundane household chore, but for all of those who don’t, allow me to change your life forever: This glass brush has suction cups on the bottom that attaches securely to your sink so all you have to do is run your glass over the bristles and BAM! Clean cup!

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These Light Bulbs That Look Like Real Flames

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I’m a bit of a lighting junkie. I despise overhead lighting, and too-bright fluorescent lighting is basically my kryptonite. So obviously I’m totally obsessed with these LED flame effect lightbulbs, which flicker beautifully and add the perfect amount of ambiance to light fixtures and outdoor lanterns. The four different design modes give you a variety of enticing options to help set the mood.

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This Grape Cutter That’s A Must-Have For Busy Parents

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I may not be a parent myself yet, but I’ve spent enough time around friends with toddlers to know that any way you can add even a few extra moments to your day is greatly appreciated. So, instead of cutting up every single grape into quarters, why not buy this ingenious grape cutter for just under $11 bucks? Your sanity will thank you for it.

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This Trio Pan That Lets You Make Three Different Dishes In One

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If you live in a household with picky eaters, it can be tough to get everyone to agree on one meal. This lasagna trio pan allows you to prepare three different meals in one pan so everyone can have what they want. It’s not just for lasagna either. Bread, cake, meatloaf…whatever you can dream up, you can make in this nifty pan.

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This Waterproof Case That Keeps Your Phone Safe

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We’ve all done it: Our phone gets wet, and we’re forced to put it in a bag of rice in hopes of sucking all the damaging moisture out. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it doesn’t. Avoid that whole situation in the first place by grabbing one of these waterproof phone cases. It’s so effective that you can literally hold your phone underwater and it won’t get ruined.

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These Shot Glasses That Are Made From Pink Himalayan Salt

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You’ve probably heard all the hubbub surrounding the benefits of pink Himalayan salt, but I’m guessing you haven’t tried it out for yourself yet, right? Well, these glasses are the perfect way to give it a “shot”. They’re perfect for tequila shots (salt and tequila is basically the best combo ever, right?) and all you have to do is add a lime!

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This Magical Brush That Straightens Your Hair

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Straightening your hair is one of those things that looks amazing if you can do it correctly but looks like a big ‘ol mess if you don’t. And I, sadly, don’t really know what I’m doing when it comes to styling my hair. This straightening brush requires zero skills other than the ability to brush your hair. I don’t really know how it works, but I’m so glad I found it.

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This Mini Vacuum That’s Adorable And Handy

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My desk is, in a word, gross. I’m looking at it right now as I write this, and there are so many crumbs in my keyboard that it basically makes a crunching noise when I type. This adorable little vacuum is the perfect size for getting into little nooks and crannies like your keyboard, desk, or anywhere else you tend to leave a mess.

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This Cell Phone Stand That’s Crazy Convenient

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When a product has almost 800 reviews that are all five stars, you should probably check it out. And when that product is under $8 bucks, there’s really no reason not to try it out for yourself. This cell phone stand allows you to use your phone hands-free and has a sturdy rubber base so it stays sturdy and won’t fall over.

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This Soap Saver That Makes Your Soap Last Twice As Long

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Here’s the thing: Mushy soap is gross. And it’s not just gross, but the excess water makes your soap disintegrate twice as fast. This brilliant soap saver has a slanted design that uses gravity to get rid of soap-destroying water. It’s so simple yet so ingenious! Why have I spent so many years wasting my soap when I could have spent $6 bucks on this thing?!

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This Rhinestone Car Decal That Adds Major Bling To Your Ride

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Let’s face it: Your car is boring. Why not add some razzle-dazzle to make your morning commute less boring? This rhinestone car decal has a sticky back so it can be placed on a variety of spots in your car, and the three different color options allow you to customize the look you’re going for. Because whose car couldn’t use a bit of extra bling?!

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