Life can be complicated sometimes. There's always too much work to get done, too many groceries to buy, too many plans to reschedule and about a million things that need cleaning at all times. So when you find a product that makes your life easier, you instantly feel the need to shout its benefits from the rooftops.
Luckily for you, I've compiled a list of 37 products so brilliant that you'll wonder how you ever lived without them. Oh, and one more thing I forgot to mention: They all happen to be available for under $20 bucks. Your day just got a whole lot better.
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These Silicone Trivets That Protect Your Countertops
via: AmazonMy husband and I recently purchased our first home, which means any time we damage something it's our responsibility to fix it since we no longer have a landlord to rely on. I know, right? So unfair. That's why I bought a pack of these TENTA Kitchen Utility Foldable Silicone Trivets, which prevent me from ruining my countertops and look cute doing it.
This Collapsible Colander That Saves Major Space
via: AmazonMy kitchen isn't huge, and since I refuse to ever throw anything away I need all the help I can get when it comes to saving cupboard space. That's what makes this Glotoch Kitchen Collapsible Colander so perfect for me. It expands to fit any sized sink and collapses so it takes up pretty much zero space in my cabinet.
These Cable Protectors That Are As Cute As They Are Handy
via: AmazonI tend to put my cables through the ringer over the course of a day. I'm constantly jamming them into my bag, losing them under my bed, or getting them lodged into the cracks of my car. These Newseego Compatible Cable Protector Chewers are not only pretty much the cutest things I've ever seen, they also keep my charging cables from fraying.
These Portable Salad Dressing Bottles That Keep Things Saucy On-The-Go
via: AmazonSauces are very important to me. In my opinion, the best part of a salad is the dressing and the best part of chicken nuggets are the dipping sauces. So if I'm packing a to-go lunch, I'm constantly trying to figure out how to transport my sauces of choice without them spilling all over my lunch bag. So these YINGGG Squeeze Portable Salad Dressing Bottles were basically made with people like me in mind.
This Silicone Tea Infuser That's A Wild Way To Brew Tea
via: AmazonMy New Year's Resolution was to cut out coffee completely, and while it's been going okay, I can use all the motivation to make a cup of tea instead of brewing a pot of delicious coffee and drinking the entire thing in one sitting that I can get. This Fred Silicone Tea Infuser definitely does the trick. Seriously, who wouldn't want to enjoy a cup of tea with this little guy?!
These Squishy Balls That Strengthen And Relieve Stress
via: AmazonI tend to be a pretty stressed out person. But when my anxiety gets the best of me, there are few things I can do to relieve the tension other than booking a 10-day all-inclusive vacation to the Caribbean. Luckily, there are cheaper options available, like these The Friendly Swede Hand Grip Strengthening Stress Relief Therapy Balls. They're pretty darn addictive, and I always keep one on my desk to help relieve tension during the day.
This Toiletry Holder That Keeps All Your Essentials In One Place
via: AmazonWhen you have a small bathroom, it can be hard to find spots to put all your toiletry must-haves. This Tooletries Silicone Toothbrush/Razor Holder For Small Toiletry Items is made of durable silicone, is 100% waterproof and suctions directly onto your bathroom mirror so your essentials are always right where you need them. I don't know how I lived so long without this thing!
These Foot Pads That Relieve Annoying Aches And Pains
via: AmazonAnyone who suffers from chronic foot pain knows how debilitating it can be. And if you work a job where you're forced to be on your feet all day long, it can be downright torturous. Before you splurge on costly doctor bills, try out these Sumifun Gel Metatarsal Pads instead. They slide over the ball of your foot and provide pain relief right where you need it most.
This No-Buckle Belt That Keeps Your Pants Up In A Whole New Way
via: AmazonI've never been a fan of belts. They never seem to go with my outfit, they're clunky, and the belt buckle tends to irritate my overly sensitive pale ginger skin. This No Buckle Stretch Belt For Women/Men was made for belt non believers like myself. Simply hook it around your belt loops and your pants magically stay in place.
This Hide A Key Cash Hider Sprinkler Head That Hides Your Valuables In Plain Sight
via: AmazonOne of my biggest fears in life is locking myself out of my house or car. I realize that I should probably have bigger fears than this, but you have to admit that it would be pretty darn inconvenient if this happened. This Hide A Key Cash Hider Sprinkler Head gives you the perfect place to hide a spare key or any other valuable items that you might need to grab in an emergency.
This Mounted Organizer That Marie Kondo's Your Garage
via: AmazonYes, I watched all of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo in one sitting. And yes, it made me turn into a manic cleaning lady with a sudden urge to throw out all of my possessions and turn my home into a completely zen, ultra organized environment. This Wall Mounted Commercial Organizer allows you to achieve your Kondo dreams without having to get rid of everything you own.
This Outlet Shelf That's A Space-Saving Marvel
via: AmazonWhat's that? You're looking for even more space saving tips? Well, you're in luck, because this OMOTON Wall Outlet Shelf Charging Shelf is just what you need! Why take up valuable space on your bedside table or clutter up your house with cords that become tripping hazards when you can just set your device directly on top of the outlet it's charging on?!
This Tile That's A Must For The Absent-Minded
via: AmazonI lose things. A lot. In fact, my husband and I are both so absent minded that we're constantly calling each other's phones in order to locate them within out house and having to use each other's keys because one of us has lost our set. This Tile Mate Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder is ridiculously handy and far less expensive than it probably should be.
This Bluetooth Car Transmitter That Makes Road Trips WAY More Fun
via: AmazonMy husband and I go on a road trip across the Midwest every few months or so to visit family, and spending 6 hours in the car together can get old. Fast. This Nulaxy Bluetooth Car FM Transmitter And Audio Adapter allows us to listen to playlists and podcasts through our car speakers, which makes the time go by about a million times faster.
These Fidget Toys That Are Cute And Therapeutic
via: AmazonPicture the most mundane moments in life: Waiting in line at the DMV, waiting to be called in for jury duty, waiting in an insanely long line at the grocery store. Would these moments be much more fun if you had something cute to play with while you waited? These FC MXBB Fidget Toys fit right on your keychain and are oh-so adorable.
This Frywall That Protects You From Splatter
via: AmazonI am not a great cook, and that combined with my horribly clumsy nature has resulted in some disastrous moments in the kitchen. I tend to avoid frying foods because of this, even though "fried" happens to be my favorite food group. This Frywall Splatter Guard allows me to fry to my heart's content without having to worry about dangerous third degree burns.
This Shelf Organizer Rack That Transforms Messy Cabinets
via: AmazonClose your eyes and take a moment to think about what the cabinet underneath your sink looks like. Is it beautifully organized? Or a complete mess that would make a hoarder proud? This SimpleHouseware Under Sink 2 Tier Expandable Shelf Organizer Rack transforms your space so you don't have to shudder with disgust every time you open your cabinet doors.
This Makeup Remover Cloth That Only Uses Water
via: AmazonI avoid taking off my makeup at all costs, usually because it takes too long and by the time I'm getting ready for bed I'm so exhausted that I'd rather just crawl into bed fully made up than take the take to thoroughly wash my face like I should. This Miracle Face Erase Makeup Remover Face Cloth erases all of your makeup using only water.
This In Bottle Aerator That Upgrades Even The Cheapest Bottles
via: AmazonIf I buy a bottle of wine, I usually buy the cheapest one I can find. Sometimes this works out pretty well, and sometimes it goes horribly, horribly wrong. This Soireehome In Bottle Wine Aerator instantly makes any bottle taste more expensive. Plus, it's a great way to appear fancy and knowledgeable about wine in front of friends and family members.
This Cauliflower Prep Tool That's Easier And Safer Than A Knife
via: AmazonAlthough I don't usually eat as healthy as I probably should, I've always had a profound love of cauliflower. There's something about the texture and strong flavor that I just can't get enough of, and while I've love to eat it at every meal, it can be a pain to prepare. This Chef'n Stalk Chop Cauliflower Prep Tool changes all that.
This Handbag Light That Makes Finding Things In Your Purse 100X Easier
via: AmazonMy purse is basically like a bottomless pit. It's enormous, since I insist on carrying around all of my possessions everywhere I go, and I tend to spend a full five minutes in the check out line searching for my wallet as an angry mob forms behind me. This Wasserstein Handbag/Purse Light with Automatic Sensor is a total game changer.
This Outdoor Blanket That's A Summertime Essential
via: AmazonOnce the weather turns from frightful to fantastic, I like to be outside as often as possible, since it doesn't last very long in the Midwest. This yodo Outdoor Picnic Blanket is a total must-have during the summer. It's waterproof and easy to transport, making it perfect for picnics, outdoor concerts, movies in the park or even just enjoying a glass of wine in your backyard.
This Jewelry Cleaner That's Effective And Convenient
via: AmazonBefore I got this Simple Shine Stick Compact Diamond Cleaning Brush and Jewelry Cleaner Solution, I rarely cleaned my wedding ring. It just seemed like too much work, and, to be honest, I didn't really know how to do it without damaging it. This handy little pen cleans and polished in one easy swipe. Just throw it into your purse and stay shiny on the go!
This Stainless Steel Drinking Straw That's Collapsible And Reusable
via: AmazonStraws are very important to me. They always seem to make the drink I'm drinking taste 100 times better, and although I'm all for banning plastic straws that just create unnecessary waste, I basically want to have my cake and eat it too. (Or, rather, have my straw and use it, too.) This CHARMINER Collapsible Straw is the perfect solution for me.
These Oven Rack Guards That Prevents Painful Burns
via: AmazonRemember what I said about being a bit of a klutz in the kitchen? The number of times I've burned my arms while taking something out of the oven is probably staggering at this point, and since they don't make full arm oven mitts, these BESEGO Oven Rack Guard are the next best thing. Simply slip them onto your oven racks and you'll never burn yourself again!
This Scrub Brush That Has An Ingenious Design
via: AmazonDon't you just love doing the dishes? No. No you do not. If fact, you probably hate it so much that you're constantly on the lookout for ways to make it less grueling. This two-pack Scrub Brush Double Sided Kitchen Scrubbing Brush cuts your cleaning time in half so you can move on to more important things. Like watching TV.
This Ground Meat Chopper That Makes Dinner A Breeze
via: AmazonThere are few things more annoying in life that cooking ground beef or turkey. You're constantly having to break it up with your spatula, and it usually gives me an arm cramp once it's finally done cooking. This ChopStir Original Ground Meat Chopper is one of those products that you never knew you needed but, after buying it, realize that it's completely changed the way you make dinner.
This Citrus Zester That You'll Want To Use Constantly
via: AmazonHere's a pro tip: If you're looking for ways to eat healthier and cut down on unnecessary calories, try adding herbs and spices to your meals instead of piling on extra salt, sugar and fat. Citrus zest packs a flavorful punch, and although it's delicious, it can be a pain to obtain, right? WRONG, thanks to this Microplane Flexi Zesti Citrus Zester!
This Phone Case Armband That'll Take Your Workouts To The Next Level
via: AmazonI simply can't go for a run, jog, or even a walk without listening to my favorite music or podcast. And having to carry my phone in my hands as I run isn't just annoying, it usually results in me dropping it, and thus ripping out my earbuds and scratching up my phone in the process. This RIBE Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband Case stays securely on your arm and fits a wide range of cell phone brands.
This Wet Brush That Smoothes And Detangles Hair
via: AmazonMy hair is long, thick, and constantly knotted. Since I work from home, I've gotten into a bad habit of washing it, throwing it into a messy bun without even brushing it, and then being forced to untangle it at the end of the day. This Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush glides through my hair like a hot knife through butter, and I've been recommending it to friends, family members, and random strangers on the street.
This Facial Hair Remover That's Ridiculously Easy
via: AmazonThink that hair on your face is invisible? Well, I hate to break it to you, but you're wrong. It's completely visible, and your mustache is verging into Tom Selleck territory. Okay, so that's probably not true, but just to be safe you should probably invest in one of these Bellabe Facial Hair Removers. It's incredibly easy to use and totally transportable so you can banish unwanted hair anywhere.
This Garlic Chopper That Saves You Major Time
via: AmazonI'm extremely obsessed with garlic. I pretty much put it in every single recipe I make (because what meal doesn't taste better with a little garlic thrown in?) and while I love the taste, the process of peeling it, smashing it, and dicing it can be pretty time consuming. That's what makes this Kitchen Innovations Garlic-A-Peel Garlic Press, Crusher, Mincer, and Storage Container so amazing.
These No-Tie Laces That Help Get You Out The Door Faster
via: AmazonAs a six-months pregnant woman, it's gotten to the point where bending over to tie my shoes is getting harder and harder to manage. And sense my high maintenance dog demands that I take her out every three hours, this can be a bit of a challenge. These Lock Laces Elastic No Tie Shoelaces make it super easy to slip my swollen feet into my shoes and run out the door.
These Bed Bands That Keep Sheets From Slipping
via: AmazonEveryone knows how annoying it is when your fitted sheet is constantly slipping off your mattress in the middle of the night. You're finally drifting off when suddenly you feel the spring of the sheet popping off the corner, and suddenly you're filled with rage instead of blissful dreams. These Bed Bands make sure your sleep is never interrupted by this irritating problem again.
This Detangling Brush That Knocks Out Knots
via: AmazonI've always been terrible about brushing my hair. When I was a kid, I insisted on keeping my hair long but refused to brush it, so my Mother threatened to just buzz it all off on pretty much a daily basis. This Tangle Buster Brush works through even my most stubborn knots and gives me a relaxing scalp massage in the process. You've got to try it!
These Salad Tongs That Double As Scissors
via: AmazonEvery now and then you come across a product that's so ingenious yet so simple that you wonder where it's been all your life. These Trudeau Toss and Chop Salad Tongs are one of those products. Not only does it toss your salad, but the built-in shears shop it at the same time, so you spend less time preparing a delicious salad and more time enjoying it.
This Laundry Hamper That's A Major Space Saver
via: AmazonSure, laundry hampers are a basic necessity of life, but they also tend to be big, bulky, and constantly taking up space. This Urban Mom Laundry Nook Door-Hanging Laundry Hamper flips the script on the traditional hamper. Simply attach it to the wall or the back of your laundry room door so it stays out the way but still extremely convenient. Genius, no?