I'm kind of a sucker for nifty gadgets. There's just something so satisfying about finding the tool that will solve all of your problems...or at least help you do a very specific task much more efficiently. After all, life's too short to use subpar products that take forever! If there's a gadget that will make life easier, then you can rest assured that I will buy it and have it handy for the next time I need it. I'm all about trying to make life as simple and stress-free as possible.
Luckily for me (and you!), the Internet is filled with incredible, handy gadgets to purchase, from a magnetic tray for all of your bobby pins to a butter bell that keeps your butter perfectly spreadable at all times. I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness!
We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We participate in affiliate programs and may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.
Every Home Needs a Cricket Boot Jack
via: AmazonNot only is this little device super cute; it's also very handy! We all know what a hassle it can be to take off a pair of boots. Sometimes, you might end up hopping around on one foot and pulling with all your might, and still, the boot stays stuck. That's where this little cast iron cricket comes in. Simply step on its tail with one foot and wedge the heel of your other foot between his antennae. He provides the perfect amount of leverage to remove your boot in seconds!
The Flipfork Is 4 Kitchen Tools in 1
via: AmazonNo one likes doing a bunch of dishes after the cook a meal. Multitaskers like the Flipfork mean there are fewer dishes to do but no limit to the tasks you can complete. It acts as a spatula, fork, tenderizer, and spice or herb grinder. Next time you break out the grill, leave your pile of tools behind and reach for the Flipfork instead.
Keep Your Wine Fresh with a Wine Condom
via: AmazonOK, yes, it is kind of a silly name, but the Wine Condom is seriously one of the most brilliant gadgets I've heard about. Next time you have wine leftover in your bottle and want to save it, forget trying to get the original cork back into the bottleneck. Just grab a Wine Condom, unwrap it, and place it over the opening of the bottle. It creates a water-tight and air-tight seal that provides the ultimate spill protection while sealing in freshness. And it's totally reusable, too!
Keep Your Neck Hair Looking Neat with This Neck Hair Guide
via: AmazonWe've all seen the results of people who try to cut their own hair and end up with a topsy turvy crooked line in the back, right? As it turns out, it's way easier than you thought to keep the back of your head looking nice and neat when you cut it yourself. Simply pop this guide onto your head before you start trimming and it'll do the hard work.
Keep Your Bobby Pins in Check with the HairpinPal
via: AmazonI have lost count of the number of bobby pins I have purchased throughout my life, but one thing I can say with certainty is that I can never find one when I need one. That's because my "storage solution" for them is to toss them in a drawer...or onto my nightstand, my coffee table, my desk, or another flat surface within reach. The HairpinPal uses the magic of magnets to keep all those pins together. No more digging through drawers to find the one pin that actually holds onto your hair. They're all right there where you want them to be whenever you need 'em.
This Wine Wand Is Basically Magic
via: AmazonWine is great! Wine headaches? Not so much. Lucky for you, The Want by PureWine can put an end to those awful headaches, as well as to other common side effects from drinking wine such as congestion, skin flush, upset stomach, and even hangovers. Simply swish the wand in a glass of wine for about 3 minutes, and it removes about 50 percent of the sulfites and histamines in the glass (swishing for 8 minutes removes closer to 100 percent of the bad stuff).
The Makeup Eraser Removes Makeup Using Only Water
via: AmazonYou know that it's important to wash the makeup off your face every night before bed, but sometimes it just feels like a huge production to make sure you've scrubbed off every bit of it. If you're still using multiple products to remove your makeup, it's time to switch to the MakeupEraser. This super soft cloth magically removes all of your makeup using nothing but water. Just get it damp, wipe your face, and voila! You're done.
This Detangler Brush Has More Than 5,000 Amazon Reviews!
via: AmazonRemember when you were a kid and you hated having your hair brushed because of how much it hurt? Well, now you're a grown-up and you can buy a brush that won't cause any pain! (And you can use it on your kids too, obvs.) The secret to this brush is the special cone-shaped bristles that work to separate the hair sideways instead of down, gently unraveling even the toughest tangles.
Bed Bands Might Just Be My Favorite Invention Ever
via: AmazonThere is nothing — I repeat: nothing — more frustrating than trying to enjoy a peaceful night of sleep and realizing that your fitted sheet has (once again) popped off the corner and is trying to swallow your feet. Bed Bands offer an easy solution to this problem. They clip onto either side of each corner of the sheet and hold it securely in place until you actually want to take the sheet off. Get ready to sleep peacefully! And speaking of sleeping peacefully...
These Gummies Boost Your Natural Sleep Hormone
via: AmazonDo you ever try to fall asleep at night, only to have your mind start racing as you go through the list of everything you need to do tomorrow as well as every embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Same here! These melatonin gummies contain L-Theanine, chamomile, and lemon balm that work together to support a healthy sleep cycle — something everyone needs, obviously. The ingredients mellow your mind and calm your senses so you can finally settle down and drift off to sleep.
This Handy Dishwasher Magnet Will Put an End to the Dirty Dishes Mystery
via: Amazon"Are these clean or dirty?" I've been living in a home with a dishwasher for nearly a year and I have honestly lost count of the number of times my husband and I have asked each other this question. You'd think you'd be able to tell...but nope! Sometimes dirty dishes look clean! Save yourself the confusion and mystery by investing a whole 15 bucks in a magnet like this one. I especially like that you just slide the dishwasher icon from side to side to indicate the state of the dishes!
Reduce Waste with These Mesh Produce Bags
via: AmazonYou're already using reusable shopping bags at the grocery store (at least, when you actually remember to grab them from your car) — why not put an end to those plastic produce bags, too? (I can never get them to open correctly, anyway.) This listing is for a set of six bags in three different sizes. You can use them when purchasing your produce as well as for storage in your fridge. You can even rinse your veggies off right in the bags!
Bring Order to Your Junk Drawer with This Battery Organizer
via: AmazonIf your junk drawer is anything like mine, it has batteries of all different sizes rolling around inside. It's always a chore to grab the battery you need — and good luck if you need multiples! This battery organizer neatly stores 83 AA or AAA batteries to finally cut down on the clutter. It also contains a battery tester that you can use to make sure the batteries you have are ready to be used in your various devices.
These Shelf Dividers Are Another Great Way to Cut Down on Clutter
via: AmazonIf you watched Marie Kondo's show on Netflix, you've probably been thinking about getting your whole life organized and tidied — including your closet. Most people have a shelf or two in their closet or pantry, but those shelves are usually just one big plank where piles tend to shift into one another and end up getting messy all over again. These shelf dividers (this listing is for a pack of 8) create separate compartments for your stuff. And when everything has a designated space, it makes it so much easier to put stuff away neatly. And keep it that way.
These Drawer Organizers Are Also Perfect for KonMari fans.
via: AmazonI think that for me, the most interesting takeaway from Marie Kondo's show was all the little boxes that she encourages people to use in order to keep their drawers better organized. Once again, the idea is that drawer organizers (like these ones!) provide a designated space for every piece of clothing, making it easier to simply pop the clothes into their spot when you're putting them away. They also make it easier to take out a pair of socks or a shirt without messing up the entire drawer.
This No-Buckle Belt Made Me Suspicious at First, but Now I Totally Want One
via: AmazonI know that picture might look a little weird to anyone who is used to wearing a standard belt, but hear me out on this one! For some people, belt buckles are super uncomfortable! They might dig into your waist and cause discomfort. In some cases, they even cause tiny holes in your shirt! This no-buckle belt eliminates those issues by simply getting rid of the buckle! Instead, the belt clips onto your belt loops. Pretty brilliant, right?
Soothe Your Aching Feet with This Foot Massager
via: AmazonFew things provide the level of relief that a good foot massage does, but we can't all afford to pay for a massage therapist every time we kick off our heels. (We also can't all bribe our spouses into a foot massage every day...) That's where Dr. Archy's roller foot massager comes in. Simply attach the massager to your foot using the strap and you're good to go! The massager comes with two different attachments — a roller ball for concentrated pain relief and a roller bar for broad arch stretching.
These Heavy Duty Oven Liners Make it Easier Than Ever to Clean Your Oven
via: AmazonBetween the melted pizza cheese, fruit pie filling, and all the other stuff that ends up on your oven floor, cleaning out the oven can easily be an hours-long task requiring elbow grease and tons of chemicals. Unless you have these liners, that is. The heavy-duty, non-stick liners sit in the bed of your stove and catch all those various drips and drops when you bake. When the time comes to clean up, simply remove the liner and wipe it down!
Make Your Eyebrows Pop with Wunderbrow
via: AmazonWe seem to still be solidly obsessed with on-fleek eyebrows these days. That’s great if you have naturally amazing eyebrows, but most of us don’t (curse you, former me for over plucking!) This eyebrow gel comes in five different shades. It’s long-lasting, transfer-proof, and waterproof. Best of all, it’s not just a gel. Wunderbrow also contains hair-like fibers that fasten onto your eyebrows and make them look fuller and completely natural. It’s some kind of magic, I’m pretty sure.
Steady-Pads Keep Your Washer and Dryer from "Walking" Around Your Home
via: AmazonAs your washer and dryer do their job of cleaning your clothes, you may have noticed that they tend to "walk" across the floor — that is, the vibration makes them kind of scoot along. You might also notice how loud your machines are! These Steady-Pads solve both problems. All you have to do is secure them beneath all four corners of your washer and/or dryer. They'll put an end to the loud vibrations and that pesky machine creep.
Rub 'n Buff Is Officially My Favorite Thing Ever
via: AmazonLooking to transform the look of some of your furniture but don't feel like spray painting? You're in luck! Rub 'n Buff is a wax metallic paste that quickly adds a lustrous finish to whatever you apply it to — a picture frame, a metal shelf, or even drawer pulls and other hardware! Simply apply the paste with your finger (use gloves!), then buff it with a cloth. The more you buff, the shinier the finish will be. Rub 'n Buff comes in a variety of different colors. And trust me, you'll want to try 'em all.
Bring New Life to Leather with Leather Honey
via: AmazonLeather Honey is a leather conditioner that was invented nearly 50 years ago! A single treatment can last for up to six months. It deeply penetrates into the pores found in leather to rejuvenate it and make it look as good as new. Use it on your old leather couch, jacket, car seats, boots, gloves, saddles, or other leather items to make them feel and look absolutely beautiful. It also provides a water, snow, and rain-repellent effect!
Transform Your Grout with This Grout Pen
via: Amazon/regalleThe grout in my kitchen always looks dingy no matter how much time I spend scrubbing it. I've actually been looking for something exactly like this product for a few months, so once I found it, I couldn't help but put it on this list in the hopes that it helps someone else, too. It's essentially a paint pen specifically for grout, but looking at the before and after pictures is honestly pretty darn amazing. I am definitely looking forward to using it at my house.
This Ice Cream Scoop Is the Best One I've Ever Used
via: AmazonWe can all agree that not every ice cream scoop is made equally. Some aren't curved to the right angle for maximum scoopage. Some have finicky moving parts that just end up getting sticky. Some are super flimsy and can't handle ice cream that has just come out of the freezer. But this ice cream scoop? It can handle everything. I'm not joking — I've purchased plenty of ice cream scoops in my day (I like ice cream a lot), and this is hands down the best one I've used.
Keep Your Hats Organized with the CapRack
via: AmazonMy husband wears a baseball cap pretty much every single day. For a while, he was stacking them in a drawer and on his nightstand, but honestly? They were driving me nuts. When I found this CapRack, it was a total light bulb moment. The box includes two separate bands that can be attached to your closet door in about a minute. Each one has nine hooks, but I've personally found that I can fit two or three hats per hook.
Once You Use These Microfiber Cloths, You'll Never Want to Go Back to Life Without Them
via: AmazonMicrofiber towels might be my new favorite textile. Their uses are pretty much endless. I use them in my home to dust, to dry out my cast iron skillet, and to wipe off my dog's paws when we come in from the rain. You can also use them for cleaning your car, wiping down counters, and cleaning electronic screens. Just make sure not to use fabric softener when you wash them as this takes away their absorbency!
Corner Keepers Keep Your Duvet Exactly Where It's Supposed to Be
via: AmazonI know I already said that having your fitted sheet pop off in the middle of the night is the worst — and it is! But I'd say a close second is realizing that your duvet has started sliding around inside your duvet cover and you suddenly just have a big, blankety lump at the end of the bed. Corner Keepers put an end to that problem. Simply iron one snap onto your duvet and the other snap onto the inside of your duvet cover. When inserting the duvet, snap the snaps together and that thing isn't going anywhere.
This Brown Sugar Bear Keeps Your Brown Sugar Fresh
via: AmazonBaking is fun. Discovering that your brown sugar has hardened into a sugar brick and is now basically unusable? That’s not quite as much fun. Luckily, this little bear can prevent that. All you have to do is soak the bear in water for about 20 minutes, then place it directly into the brown sugar, where it will maintain moisture for 3–6 months. You can also use it to keep baked goods like breads, cakes, and cookies fresh!
These Cleaning Eraser Sponges Are Actually Super Affordable
via: AmazonIf you haven't already used these foam erasers to clean your home, you are definitely missing out. They work on just about everything from marker and crayon to scuff marks and greasy fingerprints. The only trouble is that the name brand ones are pretty pricey. This listing is for the exact same type of sponge, only for much, much cheaper. It's only about 10 bucks for 20 sponges.
This Microwave Egg Cooker Cooks Eggs in a Jiffy
via: AmazonWell, actually, it cooks them in a microwave, but you get the idea. Just crack your eggs right into the durable ceramic pot, whisk them up, put on the lid and pop the whole thing in your microwave. It's great for scrambled eggs, omelets, sandwiches, and even poached eggs. It's a great way to cook eggs without having to stand at the stove or get a pan dirty.
Every Home Should Have a Tube of 3M Patch Plus Primer 4-in-1 Handy
via: AmazonPatching small holes in walls isn't really a huge task, but it always feels like one! This stuff makes patching holes a total breeze by keeping everything you need in one handy container. First of all, the tube itself contains spackle. The edge of the tube can be used as a putty knife. Let it try for a few minutes, then use the lid to sand the spackle down! All that's left to do is paint. Being able to grab a single tube rather than the spackle, the sandpaper, and a putty knife makes filling nail holes back into the super small job that it actually is.
These No-Tie Shoelaces Come in Pretty Much Every Color
via: Amazon/MickeyMouthYou only have so many minutes in a day. Why spend those precious moments bent over tying your shoes? These elastic laces look just like regular laces, but they completely eliminate the need for tying. They come in virtually every color, so you're sure to find one that works with your shoe. Once you install them in one pair of shoes, you're probably going to want them for every other pair, too.
Butter Bells Are the Best Thing to Happen to Butter Since it Was Invented
via: AmazonIf you love toast as much as I do (which is honestly kind of doubtful), then you understand the importance of having spreadable butter. If you keep your butter in the fridge, it's always way too hard. If you keep it in the cupboard in a dish, it can go rancid. The butter bell is the perfect product because it keeps butter fresh and spreadable. Just add a little bit of cold water into the bottom reservoir and you're good to go!
Third Wave Water Is for the True Coffee Snobs
via: AmazonWhen I first read about this stuff, I thought it was kind of wacky, but now I can't deny that I kind of want to give it a try. If you use regular ol' tap water to brew your coffee, that can definitely have an effect on the taste of the final product. Each package of Third Wave Water allows you to make 12 gallons of minerally enhanced brewing water that apparently results in better-tasting coffee. It works with all machines and can be used to make any type of coffee. I know. It sounds a little woo-woo. But you're curious, aren't you?
Organize Your Whole Life with a Label Maker
via: AmazonI've wanted a label maker for as long as I can remember. Now that I know they only cost about 25 bucks, I can't believe I haven't bought one already. This is the one I have my eye on at the moment. You can store 30 different labels in the machine's memory for easy access and quick reprinting. It features several different fonts and even has fancy frames! I'm going to get it. And I'm going to label everything.
Relieve Headaches Quickly with Aculief
via: AmazonApplying pressure to the skin between your thumb and forefinger can quickly relieve headaches, but you don't have the time to sit around holding your own hand all day. Aculief can be clipped onto your hand to provide that pressure, relieving headaches and also promoting your natural energy. It's a drug-free way to get some much-needed relief, and it's only about 20 bucks.
This Laptop Table Folds Totally Flat!
via: AmazonSometimes you need an extra work surface! This small table provides exactly that. And when you're done using it, it folds flat for super easy storage in a closet or even under your couch. This would be great for people who work from home or anyone who lives in a small space with limited flat surfaces. It's also great to bring on a camping trip or to the beach!