Even on the best days, life is challenging. Schedules, appointments, work, school, juggling activities … it’s a lot. So, if you can make life easier — where you can make life easier — you definitely should. Simplifying your life is as easy as being organized. You know, when everything is in its place and you’re on top of your game. Sometimes, you need some outside assistance.
Enter Amazon. I’m just the conduit by which you’re finding out about these awesome products and gadgets that are going to make your day at least 100 times easier (probably more, just sayin’). I found a gadget that will clean your toilet even when you’re not around; emergency phone chargers for when you’re on the go; and, get a load of No. 8. Your trips outside with Fido are never going to be the same. Get ready to get it together! Now, where did you put that debit card?
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Orange You Glad This Cleaning Spray Made The List?
If you have to clean (and you do), you might as well enjoy doing it with the pleasing scent of orange in this non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner from ECOS. Not only does the citrus just smell clean and fresh, but it acts as a natural dirt remover, grime fighter and oil cutter-througher. (I made that last one up.) Use it on stone, hardwood, linoleum, vinyl and more.
An Egg-cellent Invention
There’s something about eating a hardboiled egg in a fun shape that’s just more enjoyable. Call me a child, I don’t care. This two-in-one egg slicer gives you either slices or wedges, depending on your preference or the dish you’re preparing. Avocado toast? Slices. Cobb salad? Wedges. Anyway, once you’re finished using it, toss the whole thing on the top rack of your dishwasher.
Get These For Your Glasses
Confession time: I bought this exact listing for 12 mini glasses cleaning tools. When it arrived, my first thought was, “What am I going to do with all of these? Open a store?” Then, I got to distributing them: One in my purse, another in my beach bag, one in my desk, my nightstand, my computer bag … and before you knew it, I only had one or two with no home. They’re a great buy for less than $9.
Your Accessories Will Travel In Style
Truth be told, I don’t travel with much jewelry. I think because I don’t have one of these cool travel accessory boxes. This small jewelry case features three stacked compartments that roll up easily and close with a snap. Available in white or gray, it’s big enough for a weekend (or week) away and small enough to throw into a larger purse. Look chic and stay organized — my two favorite things.
Odor, Be Gone
The very name — garbage disposal — lends itself to a mish-mash of leftovers, scraps, and what-did-that-used-to-be? inside one of your kitchen’s most valuable resources. Occasionally, it can use a clean itself. These garbage disposal tablets from Affresh give your disposal a facelift by removing odor-causing residue with its unique foaming action. They also make tabs for your dishwasher, washing machine, and coffee maker.
The best deals selected by the 22 Words team for you.
The best deals selected by the 22 Words team for you.
Dropping (Potty) Bombs
When a product description says it “neutralizes stank in the air,” you should just buy it — no questions asked. But, if you’re looking for a reason, these DUDE Bombs freshen your toilets and neutralize, ahem, fragrances, before they have time to permeate your bathroom and beyond. Drop a tab packed with lavender, cedar, lime, and eucalyptus before you do the “doo” and you’re good to go — literally.
Your New Best “Friend”
I’ve known about the powdered Bar Keepers Friend for a number of years now — once I got over the concept that it wasn’t just for “bars.” I just recently discovered its new and improved brother — the soft cleanser. Now you can have all of that potent cleaning action in a ready-to-go formula, pre-mixed to remove stains and grime. You can use it from the bathroom to the kitchen.
Portable Paw Parlor
I can’t tell exactly how the dog in this photo feels about being subjected to the MudBuster portable paw washer, but the dude in the picture looks pretty pleased with himself. Probably because he knows that Rocky (there, I gave the dog a name) isn’t going to track dirty feet through his house. The MudBuster comes in various sizes and colors and uses only water — with a twist — to get your furry friend looking good as new.
You Need To Vent
Did you know you have to clean the things that clean other things in your house? It almost seems unfair. This vent cleaner kit works to remove the lint and dust that gets trapped in your dryer, which doesn’t seem like that big of a deal until you realize that dirty dryer vents can spark fires. Two speeds of suction control help you tackle a light cleaning or something deeper.
Not A Drill
What if you could turn your existing drill into a lean, mean, cleaning machine? This 20-piece brush attachment set includes power scrubbers, scouring pads, scrub sponges, and more to handle everything from baked-on messes in the kitchen to tile scum in the bathroom. Heck, this gadget might even convince the other members of your household to join in on the cleaning action.
Restore And More
If you’re looking for an easy way to bring your plastic, metal, stone, rubber, and more back to life without embarking on a complete overhaul or paint re-do, get your hands on this recolor kit from Rust-Oleum. It works inside and out to restore color, covering up to 100 feet in one kit with fast-drying results. Don’t trust me? How about this review: “I bought this to try to make my shutters look new again. I was so pleasantly surprised that it did just that. My shutters are a navy blue and they had faded badly but now they are back to the same color that they were originally.”
This Spray Is A Steel
I’ve long been a fan of Weiman’s stainless steel wipes but found that they dried out too quickly on me. Now, they’ve bottled their magic — literally – with this stainless steel cleaner and polish in a spray bottle. This spray comes with a microfiber cleaning cloth so you have everything you need. Simply spray, clean, shine, and protect with a few pumps to remove fingerprints and other residues.
Send Mold And Mildew Packing
There are all kinds of places you’ll enjoy using this mold and mildew cleaner gel including your kitchen sink, ceramic tile, bathrooms, windows, toilets, and more. It clings to tile, sealant, and other surfaces to break up gunk with very little elbow grease required. Bleach-free, low-odor, and eco-friendly, reviewers describe it using words like “magic,” “legit amazing” and “seriously fabulous.”
An Upgrade For Sink Strainers
Traditional sink strainers are boring and, let’s be honest, kind of gross. Sure, they do an adequate job of catching bits and particles of things you don’t want going down your drain, but could they look a little better doing it? This four-piece set of silicone strainers adds some color to your kitchen with a wide silicone ring that won’t damage your sink. They’re completely dishwasher safe, too.
A Brite Idea For Cleaning
Save yourself some time with this clay all-purpose cleaner from Earth Brite that cleans, polishes, and protects in one step. This all-in-one cleaning option works on all types of hard, non-porous surfaces including stove-tops, bathtubs, even your grill. Made from white clay, you’ll feel good about using it, too, since it’s completely biodegradable. Reviewers say it works great and one purchase lasts a long time.
An Easy Way To Strain Cans
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve cut myself trying to strain a can into the sink, I’d have a ton of dollars. This can colander strainer has handles on the sides that make for a great place to get a grip after you snap the colander onto the can. Simply invert and pour out the liquid. This is a great solution for tuna, fruit, vegetables and won’t take up much room in your kitchen drawers.
Hands-Off Toilet Cleaner
I don’t often get excited about toilets or toilet products, for that matter, but I do love this Scrubbing Bubbles toilet bowl cleaning gel that attaches itself to the inside of your bowl and keeps cleaning long after you’ve forgotten you put it there. This purchase includes two dispensers with six “stamps” per dispenser. I always feel so efficient when I’ve found products that keep cleaning after I’ve gone on to something else.
Clean Like Magic
Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are probably my favorite thing on this list of practical gadgets. They look so innocent and marshmallow like, but then you realize how hardy they are, cleaning everything from fingerprints on light switches to heavy-duty projects like dirty oven doors and grills — all without harsh chemicals. Grab yourself a pack of 10 for $12; it’s the best cleaning investment you’ve made in a long time.
Catch A Swiff Of This
Here’s another no-brainer cleaning product: The Swiffer WetJet that works as a hardwood floor cleaner, laminate floor cleaner, and tile cleaner. This purchase includes the mop as well as 10 pads and cleaning solution (and batteries!) so you’re ready to go right out of the box. This is one of those purchases that will save you a ton of time and is just easy to manage.
Put It On My ChargeTab
Where have these emergency phone chargers been all of my life? These pre-charged battery packs have a two-year shelf life, making them the perfect addition to a first aid kit or an emergency preparedness closet. (Hey, when you live in a hurricane zone, you have such things.) Each of these standby power supplies needs no additional cords or cables; just plug and charge.
Mini Vac For Many Messes
This might be the teeny-tiniest vacuum cleaner you’ve ever seen. A portable cordless sweeper/duster, this little guy fits in the palm of your hand and cleans crumbs, dirt, eraser residue and other debris. I recently purchased one to help with dust clean-up post- at-home manicures and it works like a dream. This one is powered by two AA batteries so there’s nothing to remember to charge either.
Wouldn’t it be great if cleaning solution let you know when it was time to wipe it off? Kaboom Foam-Tastic bathroom cleaner sprays on blue and turns white when it’s ready to wipe off. It’s also powered with OxiClean to give you all the dirt-fighting power with a light citrus scent. One reviewer said: “I had some tough stains on my tub and tried multiple things. I was so worried nothing was going to work. After doing research, I found this product. I just used it and it worked so insanely well.”
Put Your Cutlery On Display
Whether you have run-of-the-mill knives or a more high-end choice, nothing looks cooler than displaying them using magnetic knife strips. These come in a two-pack, are made from bamboo, and reliably support knives and other utensils of all shapes and sizes. Buy it in black walnut or natural (pictured) and don’t worry about magnet strength; multiple reviews rave about its capabilities.
Go On, Bump It Off
With a name like “Bump It Off,” it can be hard to know what to use it for. So, what do you use it for? How about everything? This silicone cleaning scrubber brush works for a variety of uses, ranging from washing dishes to treating stains on carpet and upholstery to grooming yourself or your pets. In particular, reviewers rave about how good a job it does picking up hair from shedding pets.
The Best Way To Dip On A Road Trip
If you’re over the age of 18, you know the hardest part of being an adult: Trying to dip fries (or nuggets) while driving. The Saucemoto Dip Clip is an in-car sauce holder for ketchup and other condiments. Practice safe sauce by using the universal mount clip to attach this to a vent so you can keep dipping on your mind while keeping your eyes on the road. This is a Shark Tank product, available in black, red, gray, and pink.
These Slim Spatulas Go Anywhere
How many times have you thrown out a bottle of makeup, tossed a tube of moisturizing, or trashed a jar of peanut butter because you could get the last dregs at the bottom? This mini spatula set includes five scrapers and spatulas of varying sizes so you can get to every last drop of what you paid for. These are easy to clean, too, by simply throwing in the dishwasher.
I’ve moved almost exclusively to cast iron cooking and I have only one regret: Cleaning. Not only does cast iron requires its own specific method, but that initial scouring is the worst. This stainless steel chainmail scrubber is the ideal solution for scraping off stuck-on food bits and extends its usefulness to griddles, grills, dutch ovens, and more. It also dries quickly and lasts forever.
Garlic Chopper, Vampire Approved
There’s nothing quite like fresh garlic, but mincing it can be a real pain. This electric garlic chopper tackles the job easily, but it’s not limited to just garlic. Try ginger, peppers, carrots, onions, and more in this small, lightweight appliance. The chopper comes apart for convenient cleaning and supports USB charging so you can save those coveted kitchen outlets for other things.
Meet Your New Back Mate
We all know that tanning beds are bad, m’kay? But, sunless tanner isn’t a lot better, just because of the logistics of getting it applied evenly — including on your back. The Back Mate is a lotion applicator for your back (in case you didn’t figure that out from its name), reaching where wands and rollers can’t go. The Back Mate won’t absorb your lotion either, ensuring every drop makes it onto your back.
It’s In The Bag
Big outdoor projects call for big outdoor bags … and regular household trash bags just don’t cut it. These 82-gallon garden bags are heavy-duty and are free-standing after opening. The double-layer bottom makes it plenty sturdy to hold up to 110 pounds of waste and clippings. Made from water- and tear-resistant material, reviewers rave about their size (huge) and durability.
You Go, Grill
You’ve probably tried grill brushes, steel wool, even sprays to get those grill grates clean, but what about something more natural? This four-pack of pumice stones has no chemical odor and leaves no chemical residue … because there are no chemicals involved. These “bricks” are easy to hold and won’t absorb odors, stains, or food particles whether you’re using them on a grill, pool, toilet, or beyond.
Get A Grip On Your Spices
These spice gripper clip strips are a genius solution to a lack of kitchen space because they’ll bond your spices to a wall, cabinet, or literally anything else with just a stick. This organizing solution allows you to see all of your spices (labels out!) so you can grab exactly what you need without hunting through drawers or storage containers. The included strips can be trimmed to accommodate your spaces.
Your Skin Will Love This Facial Brush
Who said all of these products had to involve cleaning? O.K., fine, this one involves cleaning, too, but cleaning yourself. A waterproof facial spin brush helps you get a better clean, which ultimately translates to a brighter complexion and clearer skin. This brush includes three heads, a travel case, and a water-resistant brush with multiple speed settings, and works for all skin types.
This Tool Does Windows
Cleaning windows is one of those tasks I never gave much thought to when I was clamoring to be an adult because being a teenager was the worst. No, you know what’s the worst? Cleaning windows. This magic window cleaning brush tackles window cleaning (and even shower cleaning) with scratch-free ease. Reviewers especially like that this little tool cleans grooves and corners with ease.
Reusable Scrub- … A-Dub-Dub
You can never have too many reusable scrubbers in the kitchen. The Skoy Scrub is a reusable scrub made from cotton and a food-grade non-toxic hardener that outlasts traditional scrubbers, and just look at how cute and colorful it is! One reviewer said it was the best of both worlds: “The Skoy scrubber sits somewhere in between [scrub brush and plastic scraper] – it’s got the textile advantages of a scrub-brush/sponge with the ability to use it like a scraper.”
Wool You Buy These Dryer Balls?
Wool dryer balls aren’t a sexy purchase, O.K.? But, they are a healthy sign of full-on adulting. This particular set of dryer balls absorbs moisture, saves drying time, reduces wrinkles, is anti-static, and is reusable for more than 1,000 loads of laundry. Not only that, but they are adorable in either a lamb or dinosaur pattern. These are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic so they’re safe for children’s clothing, too.
Tell Me How You Seal
These look like itty-bitty flat irons, don’t they? They’re not, but they perform a similar function by using heat to seal chip cookies and plastic bags of all sorts. This mini bag sealer helps you keep your snacks fresh and ready to go with a simple seal that can be opened and resealed countless times. I mean, if your snacks last that long? If you ever come to my house, BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks).