Do me a favor: Close your eyes and take a moment to imagine a world where there are no small annoyances that instantly ruin your day: No slipping in the shower, no sipping a lukewarm beer, no digging through your purse trying to find your keys every morning. And now, try to imagine that the products that make this dream a reality are all available for under $25 bucks.
Don't believe me? Keep scrolling. The following 37 products have changed my life for the better, and they're about to change yours, too. Plus, they won't break the bank. You can thank me later.
This Silicone Lid That Turns Your Thermos Into A To-Go Cup
via: AmazonI have a weird aversion to lukewarm drinks. If my water becomes even slightly warm while I'm working out, I'm forced to dump it and refill it, which usually happens multiple times. This silicone drink cover allows me to fill my thermos with water, pop this baby over the top, and sip out of the straw while my drink stays frigid for ours. I won't workout without this thing!
These Underwear Organizers That Keeps Your Drawers Neat (Pun Intended)
via: AmazonBe honest with me: Are your underwear drawers a complete and total mess? Do you spend hours in the morning pulling everything out in order to find the perfect pair? Do you wish there were a better way to start your day? Now there is. These underwear drawer organizers fit any sized drawer and take your mornings from frantic to fabulous.
This Microwave Popper That Gives You Movie Theater Popcorn At Home
via: AmazonIs there anything better than spending a rainy day inside watching movies while stuffing handful after handful of popcorn into your face? Sure, microwave popcorn is good, but why not kick things up a notch with this micro-pop popper? Simply pour kernels into the bowl, stick in the microwave, and enjoy hot, fresh, movie theater-quality popcorn from the comfort of your own couch.
This LED Light That Brightens Up Dark Spaces
via: AmazonThe closets in our house are both tiny and horribly lit, so we're forced to turn all the lights on in our bedroom in order to find the item of clothing we're looking for. If you have spots in your home that could use a bit more lighting, I suggest giving these LED lighting strips a try. The automatic sensor gives you bright, clear light the instant you need it.
This Cheese Slicer That's Ridiculously Clever
via: AmazonI love cheese. I live in Wisconsin, so it's pretty much illegal not to love cheese. And since I'm so serious about this dairy delicacy, I recently decided to invest in this Chef'n Slicester Cheese Slicer, which makes it ridiculously easy to get perfectly cut cheese slices every time. No more struggling with dangerous knives or confusing cheese wires for you!
This Batter Dispenser That's Mess-Free
via: AmazonI'm not a great baker. I tend to be more of a "just throw things in and hope everything turns out alright" type of person, which, as you may or may not know, is not the best idea when it comes to making cakes, muffins, cookies, etc. I also tend to make a gigantic mess everything I bake, and the cleanup afterward takes all the fun out of it. This batter dispenser was made for messy people like me. The no-drip design lets you measure out exactly what you need without getting most of it on your countertops instead.
This Black Light Flashlight That Shows You What's Really On Your Sheets
via: AmazonThis is one of those products that you quickly become completely obsessed with and often discover things with it that you kind of wish you hadn't. The black light design illuminates invisible stains that you can't detect with the naked eye, meaning this is a handy product to store in your suitcase in order to take a closer look at those hotel sheets. Proceed with caution, though. You'll never be able to unsee those stains.
This Outlet And Surge Protector That Saves Your Stuff
via: AmazonIf you're always in need of extra outlets like I am, this Mini Surge Protector, 2-Outlet + 2-USB does way more than just power your stuff. It features a built-in surge protector so your electronics stay safe, plus the rotating design and two USB ports add major convenience. And all for under $18 bucks! I want one for every room in my house!
This Neck Massager That Soothes Sore Muscles
via: AmazonFeeling stressed? Need a massage? Why drop hundreds on a 20-minute session when you could spend just $12.95 on this ingenious neck massager?! Yes, you read that correctly. For under $15 bucks, you can massage away sore, tense muscles all on your own, no masseuse required! You'll be asking yourself where this thing has been all your life the minute it arrives in the mail.
This Mini Iron That Keeps You Wrinke-Free On-The-Go
via: AmazonIt took me a while to realize the benefits of ironing my clothes, but once I did, I never looked back. I was able to finally wear a constantly-wrinkled dress for the first time, and I no longer felt like a total slob when going out in public. This mini iron is a must for traveling. Just throw it your bag and use the steam function to freshen up musty clothes and iron out any wrinkles that may have been caused by being shoved into a suitcase.
This Collapsable Waterbottle That You Can Take Anywhere
via: AmazonWhile it's important to stay hydrated, it's often something that we tend to neglect in our busy day-to-day lives. In fact, think about how much water you've had to drink today so far. Is it a lot? I doubt it. I don't mean to sound like your mother, but you really need to take better care of yourself. Self-care starts with this collapsible water bottle, which you can take with you everywhere so you have no excuse.
This Moisutre Absorber That Banishes Bad Smells
via: AmazonDo you know how your clothes can get that horrible musty smell when they've been hanging in the back of your closet for too long? That's because of the excess moisture that builds up and causes mildew to grow. Gross, right? Thankfully, now there's something you can do about it. These DampRid bags solve that annoying problem for you. Just hang them in your closet and BOOM! No more moisture!
This Can Cooler That Makes Warm Beer A Distant Memory
via: AmazonRemember how I said that I find it impossible to drink lukewarm water? I feel the same way about beer. And soda. Pretty much any liquid, actually. So when I found out about this Can Cooler, I knew that it had to be mine. It keeps your drink cold for 20-TIMES longer, meaning that even if you were drinking a beer on a 100-degree day with zero cloud coverage, it would stay frosty cold. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
This Bath Mat That Won't Slip, No Matter What
via: AmazonAs an impossibly clumsy person, I need all the help I can get to not hurt myself on a daily basis. One of those ways includes buying this Gorilla Grip shower mat, which provides a non-slip surface to places that are otherwise slippery, such as your tub, bathroom floor, or anywhere else where you risk falling and breaking your neck.
This Potato Peeler That's Way Too Much Fun
via: AmazonI have a confession to make: I'm completely obsessed with cool kitchen gadgets. Anything that claims to do something cool and reportedly makes my life easier I'll buy, and sadly, more often than not, they end up being total junk that I never use again. This Rotato Express not only has a hilarious name, but it also peels potatoes and a variety of other fruit and veggies in roughly three seconds.
This Kitchen Tool That Has A Million Uses
via: AmazonSpeaking of gimmicky kitchen tools, this one...is pretty gimmicky. But in this case, that's not a bad thing. In fact, it's completely awesome. This colorful gadget features 10 different uses in one adorable tool and looks great on your kitchen counter. I feel like I discover a new use for this thing almost daily. Buy it. You won't regret it.
This Steamer Basket That'll Make You Want To Eat Healthy
via: AmazonEating healthy can be a challenge. One of the reasons that I avoided it for so long was because I had no idea how to cook healthy food, and it always felt like more trouble than it was worth. So when a friend told me about this steamer basket, I knew that it was time to make the switch to a healthy person. Now, I just throw some veggies in the basket and they're steamed and ready to eat in just a few seconds.
This Water-Resistant Speaker That's Perfect For Shower Solos
via: AmazonYou've been perfecting your favorite Whitney Houston song in the shower for a while now, so don't you think it's time that you finally had some backup? This waterproof speaker can get completely soaked with water and still keep working, making it perfect for the bathroom, on camping trips, or wherever else you need a wet and wild karaoke session.
This Personal Safety Device That Gives You Peace Of Mind
via: AmazonWe live in a dangerous world. It's gotten to the point where I've completely stopped watching the news since when I do it has a tendency to cause a full-blown panic attack. We could all use a bit more peace of mind in our daily lives, which is where this personal safety device comes in. This tiny gadget plays an extremely loud alarm when pressed, and the compact size fits right on your keychain.
This Fire Starter That Just Might Save Your Life
via: AmazonI wouldn't call myself very "outdoorsy", so when I do venture outside for, say, a camping trip, I like to be completely prepared for all scenarios. This fire starter is always a must when I go camping since you never know when a fire will mean the difference between life or death in the woods. This one is also teensy enough to fit on your keychain for added convenience.
This Facial Steamer That Transforms Your Skin
via: AmazonI have horrible skin, and because I'm always trying to find the product that will finally cure my adult acne, dryness, and greasy t-zone, I buy a lot of stuff that ends up not making a difference. This facial steamer is the only thing that's helped clear it up and keep it clear. Plus, for the times when I do break out, it comes with an acne extracting kit.
This Tub Shroom That Keeps Hair From Clogging Your Drains
via: AmazonI have a lot of hair, and for some reason, it seems to fall out at an alarming rate. It's all over my house at all times, and that includes clogging up each and every drain. For a while, I bought a bottle of Drano every time I went to the store, which, as you can imagine, began to add up. This Tub Shroom fits perfectly in my drain and catches my hair before it can cause a clog.
This Handy Hook That Helps You Find Your Keys
via: AmazonWhy is it that you can never find your keys when you really need them? The other day I had to leave for a doctor's appointment and I spent 20 minutes tearing my house apart looking for my keys. And even when they're actually in my purse I have to dig through it forever to actually find them. This handy little hook keeps them right where you need them every time.
This Water Bottle That Has A Refreshing Feature
via: AmazonEver since I had my son four months ago, I've been trying to shed my last 10 baby pounds. It's been tough to get motivated (especially on little to no sleep), so I bought this nifty water bottle in an effort to make me actually want to work out. It has a built-in mister option for when you're seriously overheated. I'm pretty sure everyone at Anytime Fitness is super jealous of me every time I use it.
This Finger Strap That Gives You A More Secure Grip
via: AmazonCalling all clumsy people! If you're constantly dropping your phone, you need to buy one of these clever finger straps. It attaches firmly to the back so you don't have to worry about it becoming un-glued, and it gives you a way to hold your phone securely so you're not constantly worrying about cracking your screen for the millionth time.
This Bike Bag That Gives You A Secure Place For Essentials
via: AmazonHave you ever tried to bike somewhere while holding your phone, wallet, and keys at the same time? Yeah, it's pretty much impossible. But what if you want to be able to receive a phone call, lock your house, and have identification just in case? This bike bag connects directly onto your bike and won't weigh you down so you can meet your goals without worry.
This Magnetic Bar That Keeps Knives Where You Need Them
via: AmazonIt's funny how a matching knife set makes you feel like you've suddenly reached peak adulthood. But then there's the issue of where to put them. You can't just shove them all in a drawer and risk cutting yourself every time you need to grab a whisk. That's what makes this magnetic bar so ingenious. It allows you to put your entire set right on your kitchen wall so it's convenient without you having to risk losing a finger.
This Over-The-Door Organizer That Gets Your Life In Order
via: AmazonThere's something so satisfying about finally getting your entire home cleaned and organized. My husband and I recently decided to spend an entire weekend doing just that, and while it nearly killed us, we did it, and it feels amazing. This included hanging one of these over-the-door organizers in the office, nursery, and bathroom. It's made a world of difference.
This Adhesive Hooks That You'll Want All Over Your House
via: AmazonAlso included during our whirlwind cleaning weekend were these adhesive hooks, which I seriously cannot recommend enough. They're insanely versatile since you can hang pretty much whatever you want on them (we have one for our razors in the shower and a set that hold our various chargers) and they hold securely onto whatever surface you stick them onto. Genius!
This Car Trash Can That Keeps Your Ride Clean
via: AmazonOkay, I'll admit it: My car is gross. I'm one of those people who leaves a month's worth of old take-out bags on the floor of my car and people have to move them out of the way in order to sit down whenever I give them a ride. This car garbage can helps me to be a less disgusting person.
This Bike Phone Mount Bag That Offers Storage And Navigation
via: AmazonI can't tell you how many times I've gotten lost while trying out a new trail on my bike. Although I'm horrible with directions, when I drive I'm able to use my GPS and can usually find where I need to go. My bike is different since there's no good place to put my phone. Until now, that is. This phone holder gives you a convenient place to put your phone and a great way to find where you're going.
These Reusabe Utensils That Are Perfect For Camping
via: AmazonThese reusable utensils are a must-have addition to your next camping adventure. They're made from 100% nylon so they're basically indestructible and snap together for easy transport. While I usually hate roughing it out in the great outdoors, having a sturdy set of cutlery at the ready makes it much more tolerable. At least I'm always ready when mealtime comes around!
This Apple Cutter That Makes Life Way Easier
via: AmazonI've been trying to eat healthier lately, and have been trying to eat an apple per day since it apparently "keeps the doctor away". After around day three I started to get really sick of cutting it up every day, so I invested in one of these cool apple cutters. With one swift motion you're left with perfectly sized slices and zero mess.
This Thaw Claw That Defrosts Meat In A Snap
via: AmazonI've always been kind of afraid of the process of defrosting meat. What if I do it wrong and cause my dinner guests to get salmonella? I'm assuming that would probably ruin a dinner party pretty darn quick. This Thaw Claw makes it easy and defrosts meat 7 times faster. No more worrying if I've killed my friends and family members!
This Universal Socket That Will Make You Feel 10X More Handy
via: AmazonMy house was built in 1926, and boy, can you tell. The downstairs electrical recently stopped working, the windows barely function as windows, and the hardwood floors are so creaky that it's impossible to hear what's on the TV when someone walks across the room. This universal socket has helped me to feel even slightly handy and fix a few small things around my house. It's a great feeling.
This Watering Can That's Collapsable
via: AmazonNow that I have a house with a big backyard, I spent most of this summer planting my garden. Since I've never actually planted a garden before, I decided to invest in as many helpful gardening tools as possible in order to make the process go smoother. This watering can transforms into a bucket and is collapsible for easy storage.
This Super Strong Hook That Lets You Win The "One Trip" Challenge
via: AmazonI go to the grocery store every Saturday morning and buy enough food to get me through the week, which usually results in roughly a dozen bags that need to be brought in from the car. Since I bought this "Mommy Hook", I'm able to bring every single one of those bags into the house in one trip instead of making multiple ones. Score!