37 Ingenious Things on Amazon That Actually Make Grown Up Life Easier | 22 Words

How do you know when you've finally become a grown-up? Is it when you get unreasonably excited about buying new sponges? Or when you have to avoid eating anything spicy after 8 pm because it gives you heartburn the next day? I'm not sure when I realized that I had finally become a grown woman, but I do know one thing: the following 37 products for grown-ups all make my adult-lady life 100x easier, and I can't recommend them enough.

From a product that mists you on hot summer days to one that keeps my plants alive to one that actually makes me look forward to washing the dishes, these products for grown-ups will make you wonder how you ever lived without them.

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This Fancy Spatula that Keeps My Countertop Clean

I hate cleaning my kitchen. In fact, I tend to order take-out mainly so I won't have to do dishes afterward. So when I saw this Dreamfarm Supoon Silicone Sit Up Spoon, I knew that it would be a game-changer. It has a special design that keeps it up off the counter so it won't drip sauce or batter.

This Proofing Basket that's Perfect for My Newest Obsession

You've probably been seeing people all over social media trying their hand at bread making. I have too. And I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about. My first batch was abysmal, but the second one was surprisingly delicious thanks to this Allprettyall Banneton Natural Rattan Proofing Basket for Bread Baking.

This Plant Pot that I Want in Every Size

I work from home, so I spend a lot of time in my house. Because of this, I feel justified in filling every empty space with a houseplant, since it kind of makes it feel like I'm not spending 23 hours per day indoors. So when I found this Amazon Brand Rivet Geometric Ceramic Planter I bought it immediately, and I love the boho style it adds to my bedside table.

This Dutch Oven that I've Wanted for a Long Time

Ever since I first saw this bright green AmazonBasics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Dutch Oven, I knew I had to have it. But it wasn't until recently that I actually bought one, and now I refuse to cook with anything else. Bonus: it looks extremely cool on my countertop, so I just leave it out to impress my friends and family members.

This Bench Scraper that Was Recommended By a Pro Baker

I have a friend who owns a small bakery, and when I decided to try my hand at bread making I consulted her for some expert tips. Her first recommendation was this AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Bowl Scraper/Chopper. It's well made, high quality, and surprisingly inexpensive. I feel like I actually know what I'm doing every time I use it.

This Tin Sign that Brightens Up My Kitchen

I'm a sucker for puns, so when I stumbled upon this Barnyard Designs We Make A Great Pear Funny Retro Vintage Tin Bar Sign on Amazon I added it to my cart immediately. I love the vintage-inspired design and the 13-inch by 10-inch size looks great in my smaller kitchen.

This Storage Mat that Keeps My Puzzles Safe

I've always been a big fan of jigsaw puzzles, but recently it's grown into an obsession. I always have my Becko Puzzle Roll Jigsaw Storage Felt Mat out on my dining room table so I can work on my puzzle but keep it protected when I need to move it to another surface.

This Spice Holder that Saves Me Major Space

I have a seriously cramped kitchen, so I'm always trying to find ways to maximize my cabinet and drawer space. This set of three Bellemain Spice Gripper Clip Strips for Plastic Jars is a clever way for me to store my giant collection of spices. They attach directly to the door and take up hardly any space.

This Padded Floor Chair that's Great for a House with Kids

I spend 99% of my time chasing my toddler around my house and sitting on the floor playing with him, so this bonVIVO Easy II Padded Floor Chair has completely saved my back. Now, I always have a comfortable and supportive place to rest my back no matter where I am in my house.

This Sourdough Starter that I'm Shocked You Can Buy on Amazon

Want to know something surprising? You can buy a live sourdough starter on Amazon. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, a sourdough starter is basically like a homemade yeast made by fermenting flour and water that you have to feed once per week. Instead of having to put in all that work I just ordered this one online and made a delicious loaf of sourdough. Genius!

This Floral Arrangement Helper that Makes Me Look Like a Professional Florist

This Easy Arranger floral helper makes it look like I actually know what I'm doing when it comes to creating floral arrangements. The grid design supports the flowers perfectly and shows you where to put the flowers so you always end up with a professional-looking arrangement. No more crowded, jumbled bouquets!

This Serving Tray that' Makes Me Feel Extra Fancy

I love entertaining, and this Esther Decorative Coffee Table Tray is my go-to item for serving cocktails, appetizers, and desserts. When I'm not entertaining I keep it on my built-in china hutch with a few bottles of my favorite alcohol for a mini home bar. I get compliments on it every time I have people over.

This Headboard Lamp that's Ridiculously Handy

I read in bed pretty much every single night, and it's all thanks to this Evelots Headboard Over The Bed Reading Light with Shade. Like the rest of my house, my bedroom is teensy, so there's no space for bedside tables with table lamps. This one hangs over my bed frame so I have light exactly where I need it.

This Cup Washer that Almost Makes Me Want to Wash My Dishes

My husband and I both hate washing dishes, and we both avoid it as much as possible. So I bought this SBR Glass Washer With Double Sided Bristle Brush by Evriholder to try to make it less of a chore. And it worked. Now I actually look forward to scrubbing my cups!

This Keyhider that Gives Me Peace of Mind

So far this year, I've locked myself out of my house a total of three times. My husband found this GWARE Cast Iron Key Hider so he wouldn't have to keep driving home from work to let me in the house. Not only is it incredibly reassuring, but it also looks adorable in my garden.

This Storage Strap that I Use Constantly

These Heavy-Duty Wrap-It Storage Straps are incredibly handy. I have one in my garage that holds my hose, one in the basement that I use for my extension cords, and a small one in my bedroom that keeps my various charging cables organized. I'm already thinking up new ways to use more!

This Premium Dirt that Keeps My Plants Alive

This Joyful Dirt Premium Concentrated All-Purpose Organic Plant Food and Fertilizer is a literal lifesaver since I'm a notorious houseplant killer. I just shake a bit into my potted plants and add some water. I haven't killed one since I found this stuff! I also love how compact and easy to store the bottle is.

This Laundry Soap Station that Prevents Drips

This Laundry Soap Station makes me finally feel like a grown adult. I like to buy the giant containers of detergent so I don't have to re-buy as often, and this nifty little shelf has the perfect spot to place my soap and measuring cup. Now, I don't have to watch as spilled soap collects next to my washing machine.

This Tea Box that Keeps My Tea Bags Organized

I love tea, and I tend to prefer a mug of chai or camomille over a cup of Joe. This Lipper International 1128 Acacia Wood Tea Box with 4 Sections keeps my tea bags organized so they're not taking over my cabinets and drawers. The acacia wood construction is durable and beautiful.

These Lotus Trolley Bags that Make Shopping a Breeze

How nifty are these Lotus Trolley Bags? These things have so many features that I doubt I have enough space to name them all. But here are some of my favorites: there's a built-in egg carton or wine holder. There's an insulated bag for frozen stuff. The special design keeps them open in your cart so they're easy to fill. I love everything about these reusable bags.

This Photo Collage that Has a Built-In Letterboard

I've been seeing letterboards all over social media lately and have been wanting one for a while, so when I found this Melannco Customizable Letter Board with 8-Opening Photo Collage on Amazon I bought it immediately. It has spots for eight photos and takes the guesswork out of creating a collage.

This Mist Stand that Makes Summer Bearable

Wisconsin is freezing in the winter and sweltering in the summer, and since our backyard is in full sun most of the day I bought this Orbit Flex Cobra Portable Mist Stand to cool us down. I'm not exaggerating when I say that this is the only thing that's gotten me through summer.

This Car Air Freshener that Transformed My Car

My car is covered in random milk stains, stray Cheerios, and about a million random kid toys. As you might imagine, it doesn't smell great. This PURGGO Car Air Freshener has made an enormous difference. It uses bamboo charcoal, so it naturally removed odors without the use of harsh chemicals.

This Light Ring that Makes My Selfies Look 100X Better

I take a lot of selfies with my son, mostly because he loves looking at himself on my screen and makes hilarious faces. This QIAYA LED Circle Selfie Ring Light makes our goofy selfies look frame-worthy. Literally. I've even framed one of them! Plus, it's easy to snap on and off of your camera.

These Gardening Clips that Saved My Sagging Plants

When my tomato plants fell over and I couldn't figure out how to prop them back up, my Mom suggested I try out these Ram-Pro 40 Piece Green Gentle Gardening Plant & Flower Lever Loop Gripper Clips. Now I use them for my zucchini, eggplant, and cucumber plants as well.

This Side Tabe that Looks More Expensive Than It Is

I'm a sucker for any piece of home decor that looks expensive but isn't. That describes this Round Side Metal End Table perfectly. The two-tone design features metallic gold and deep gray for a striking effect, and the metal construction is ultra-durable. I have one on each side of my bed and I love how they finish off the room.

These Storage Containers that Keeps Produce Fresh

Everyone should have a set of these Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Containers in their refrigerators. Each one has a crisper tray built into the bottom so your fruits, veggies, and herbs stay fresh for days (or even weeks) longer than usual. Plus, the built-in vents prevent sogginess.

This Scotch Tape that's Surprisingly Life-Changing

Okay, so I know what the idea of tape being in any way life-changing seems dubious. But hear me out on this one. I bought this Scotch Tear-by-Hand Tape not really knowing what to expect and was completely blown away. You can seriously just rip it off with one hand. It's that easy. You have to experience it for yourself to truly understand.

This Helpful Little Cutting Tool that's Perfect for Scrapbooking

I've been enjoying putting together a scrapbook of my son's photos, cards, and mementos since he was born, and I've enjoyed using this Slice Micro Ceramic Blade to decorate the pages. I especially appreciate the ceramic blade, since I'm accident-prone and would probably have cut myself on a normal one.

This Caking-Popping Stand that's Ridiculously Extra

If you want to make a huge deal out of a loved one's birthday, this Surprise Cake - Popping Cake Stand - Pull-Ring Surprise is the way to do it. I bought this for my husband's 30th birthday and it was a huge hit. It comes with everything you'll need to make a present literally burst out of a cake.

This Cheese Holder that Was Made for Me

I have a bizarre phobia of touching a block of cheese. Before I bought this Swissmar Stainless Steel Cheese Holder I would hold my cheese in place with a plastic baggy while I sliced it so I wouldn't have to touch it with my grubby fingers. I can't believe I lived for 33 years without this thing.

This Strainer that Snaps Right Onto The Pot

This Snap-On Strainer for Pot & Pans is one of those products that's so simple yet so ingenious that I'm kicking myself for not inventing it in the first place. Plus, it comes in a ton of different colors and is under $15 bucks. I'll never use a normal strainer ever again.

These Reading Glasses that are Ultra Convenient

My eyesight has been getting worse and worse lately, and it's getting to the point where I can't even read a menu without my reading glasses. These ThinOptics Keychain Case + Rectangular Reading Glasses fold into a tiny size and fit in a case that I attached to my keychain so I never forget them.

This Tortilla Pans that Make it Easy to Make My Favorite Meal

If I could eat a taco salad for every meal for the rest of my life, I totally would. These Tortilla Pan Maker Molds, Non-Stick Fluted Tortilla Shell Pans Taco Salad Bowl Makers make my dream a reality. They're non-stick so you don't have to worry about having to scrape them off the molds.

These Transparent Sticky Notes that Keep Me On Task

I tell everyone I know to buy these Transparent Sticky Note Pads. I work from home and have them all over my home office so I can keep track of my notes and remember tight deadlines. I love the see-through design since it allows me to edit a document without permanently changing it.

This Magnetic Car Mount that Keeps Me From Getting Lost

I can't get anywhere without using my GPS, so this WUTEKU Flat Magnetic Cell Phone Holder Kit is a must for my car. It's completely universal and works on any type of smartphone. I love how strong the magnet is so I don't have to worry about my phone falling off while I'm on the expressway.

This Yeti Mug that's Super Insulated

There are few things I hate more in life than lukewarm coffee, and this YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with Standard Lid keeps my daily Joe piping how for hours. I always take this mug camping since the vacuum seal lid prevents spills.