Getting through life can be tough sometimes. There are days when even getting through the day is a struggle: You get splashed by a car on a rainy day, you just miss the elevator when you're late to an important meeting, you burn the fancy dinner you're preparing for your in-laws. Everyone's constantly looking for products to make their lives just a little bit easier, and when we find them, we wonder how we ever survived without them.
These 37 products were designed to do just that. And yes, you'll think to yourself, "Where has this thing BEEN all my life?!"
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This Shirt Protector That Keeps Your Fancy Clothes FreshMy husband travels a lot for work, and more often than not he has to go straight to the hotel, change into his professional clothes, and head straight to a meeting. Before he got this PackTidy Shirt & Tie Commuter Travel Luggage Organizer, his dress shirts would be all bent out of shape in his suitcase. But now, they look crisp and ironed after even the longest layover. Get it from Amazon for $23.99.
This Closet Organizer That Clears Up Major SpaceI have a confession to make: I have a lot of scarves. And by a lot, I mean...a LOT. The minute the weather turns even slightly blustery I run to my closet and pull out my scarf collection. Until I bought this DecoBros Supreme 23 Loop Scarf/Belt / Tie Organizer Hanger Holder in Chrome, all my scarves were piled in a heap on my closet floor. Now I feel so adult and organized! Get it from Amazon for $9.87.
These Dish Clothes That Never StinkI have an insanely good sense of smell, which I tend to think of as both a blessing and a curse. While it allows me to enjoy the best-smelling things on earth (flowers, baked goods, cheese curds), it also makes me gag whenever something in my house stinks. That's why these Lunatec Odor-Free Dishcloths have been so game-changing. No more mildew-y sponge smell, no matter how long they sit in the sink! Get it from Amazon for $7.99+. (Available in three colors)
This Organizer That's Ridiculously CleverI work from home, and my desk space is anything but organized. There are laptop charger cords tangling together, pens and pencils everywhere, and so many errant post-it notes that I can't even leave my desk without getting one or two stuck to me. So when a friend recommended this brilliant Cocoon Grid-IT Organizer, I bought it immediately, and it's totally transformed my work space. Get it from Amazon for $15.97+. (Available in nine colors)
This Microwave Cover That Saves Your LeftoversI'm not a great cook. Somehow, my meals always end being just a tad overcooked, under cooked, or have a weird chewy consistency that I'm pretty sure it wasn't meant to have. So I tend to get a lot of take out and delivery, and my microwave is the most use appliance in my kitchen. This Tovolo Vented, Easy Grip, Collapsible Microwave Cover makes sure my leftovers taste as good as the day I ordered them. Get it from Amazon for $7.99. (Available in three colors)
This Cleaner Set That Keeps Your Bottles SparklingRemember what I said about my extremely sensitive sense of smell? Whenever my water bottles start to get that horrible smell that comes when they go too long without being washed, I just can't take it. This OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set has specially designed brushes that get into ever nook and cranny of your bottles and glasses so you never have to smell that smell again. Get it from Amazon for $9.98+.
This Amazing Towels That Clean With Only WaterLately I've been trying to go completely chemical-free around my home. I've started buying only organic fruits and vegetables, switched to all-natural skin care and makeup products, and have thrown out all the cleaning products with ingredients I can barely pronounce. That's why these Life Miracle Nano Towels are so perfect for me. They clean up even the stickiest and greasiest messes with only water! Get it from Amazon for $24.90. (Available in two colors)
This Meat Chopper That's Both Fun and HelpfulWhat sounds more fun to you: Constantly having to stir ground beef, turkey or chicken while cooking it or PULVERIZING IT with this handy dandy tool? The Good Cook Touch High-Temp Hamburger Meat Chopper makes prepping meat about a hundred times easier and saves your arm from getting a cramp. The five blade design is no match for even the most stubborn meat, and the nylon head is heat safe to 400 degrees. Get it from Amazon for $3.97.
These String Lights With a Handy Built-in FeatureI'm a huge fan of everything cozy. I try to make my living spaces as warm and inviting as possible, especially since I tend to spend most of my time lounging at home eating the entire contents of my fridge versus hitting up the clubs. String lights are all over my house, and these 20 LED Photo Clips String Lights have a special feature: The "lights" have built-in clips, making it easy to display your favorite photos and trinkets. How cute is THAT? Get it from Amazon for $8.99+.
These Charcoal Toothbrushes That Keep Your Pearly Whites WhiteI know, I know...the whole "activated charcoal" trend is everywhere these days. It's in soaps, shampoos, body washes, and now...toothbrushes? Trust me on this one, guys. The bristles of these Activated Charcoal Bristle Toothbrushes removes plaque and bacteria with ease so you're left with fresh breath, a ridiculously clean mouth, and teeth that truly do sparkle. Just because they look weird doesn't mean they don't work wonders! Get it from Amazon for $8.97+.
This Utensil Cleaner With a Brilliant DesignThere are some products that are so simple yet so ingenious that you wonder why you didn't invent it yourself. "I'm smart," you think to yourself. "Why didn't I come up with this idea when I was struggling to clean all my knives and other utensils? Where's MY million bucks?!" Okay, calm down. At least you can buy this product and say goodbye to angrily scrubbing at your cutlery. Get it from Amazon for $7.99+. (Available in two colors)
This Facial Brush That's Cheap and EffectiveI'm kind of a sucker for new and exciting (and, sometimes, gimmicky) skincare products. Whenever I hear about something trending on social media with ringing endorsements from celebrities I run out and buy it immediately. This is why my bathroom cabinets are so jam-packed and why my credit card bill is staggeringly high. But for under 20 bucka, this little facial brush has transformed my skin without draining my bank account. Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
This Egg Cooker That Makes Your Life WAY EasierI never really learned how to boil an egg. Yes, I realize that that statement makes me look pretty incompetent, but for some reason every time I try to make hard boiled eggs they end up being try and crumbly on the inside with the white part weirdly watery. But with this Elite Cuisine EGC-007 Maxi-Matic ~ Electric Egg Cooker, I can make eggs in a variety of different ways without the mess or the gross, crumbly yoke. Get it from Amazon for $15.99+. (Available in six colors)
This Wine Saver That's a Must for Happy HourLet me walk you through a chilling scenario for a minute: You come home after a horrible day at work, kick off your shoes, pull out your favorite bottle of wine, and pour yourself a hefty glass. As you collapse on the couch and take a big sip, you do an instant spit-take. The wine has gone bad, and there's no other wine in the house. This The Original Vacu Vin Wine Saver makes that scary scenario nothing but a bad dream. Get it from Amazon for $8.49+.
This Power Strip With a Quirky FeatureIf you think about it, there are few things in your life that are flexible: Your boss when asking for more vacation days, your bank when you make a late payment. Even your own body tends to be less-than-flexible when you try doing yoga for the first time. That's why this bendable Quirky PPVPP-TL01 Pivot Power POP is such a game-changer. Because who couldn't use a bit more flexibility in their life? Get it from Amazon for $26.80. (Available in three colors)
These No-Tie Laces That Make Any Shoes Slip-OnsTying your shoes can seem like it takes forever, especially when you're running late and need to be out the door in under two seconds. These INMAKER No Tie Shoelaces for Kids and Adults, Elastic Shoe Laces for Sneakers have a stretchy no-tie design that means all you have to do is slip them on and run out the door. Plus, the 13 color options means you'll be able to match ever pair in your closet. Get it from Amazon for $3.99+. (Available in 13 colors)
This Awesome Gadget That Saves You MoneyThere are few things more annoying in life than trying to get the last remnants of a condiment, sauce or lotion out of the bottle, struggling, and getting so irritated that you just give up and throw the whole thing in the trash. This Flip-It FLSK6 Deluxe Bottle Emptying Kit turns your favorite products upside down so you can get every last bit. No more unnecessary waste! Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
This Rice Cooker That Works in the MicrowaveIf my husband had it his way, he would eat rice with every meal. The only problem with that is that we both hate using our giant, clunky, outdated rice cooker, which takes about an hour and always smells like it's about to catch on fire. That's why this Sistema Microwave Collection Rice Cooker was basically made for us. It steams rice perfectly right in the microwave and is dishwasher safe! Get it from Amazon for $14.95.
This Tumbler That Keeps Drinks FrostyI'm one of those people who gets completely grossed out if my beverage is even slightly less than ice-cold. The thought of drinking something lukewarm is enough to make me gag, and my house is constantly stocked with bags upon bags of ice. So clearly, a normal thermos just won't cut it for me. But this YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid keeps liquids as icy cold or piping hot as they were when you first poured them in. Get it from Amazon for $47.99+. (Available in 12 colors)
This Towel That Keeps You CoolMy husband and I recently bought a house, but for the last year we've lived in an apartment with no central air. Even with window units going at full blast, we were constantly hot, sweaty, crabby and uncomfortable, and it seemed like there was no way we'd survive the summer months. If only we'd had this Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel, which provides 3 to 4 hours of cooling relief. Get it from Amazon for $9.75. (Available in 10 colors)
This Umbrella That's Wind-ProofOn cold, rainy days, it's always a huge relief to look in your bag and see that you actually remembered to bring your umbrella. But then, once you get outside and the wind turns that umbrella completely inside out, it's rendered completely useless. This Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating is designed to stand up against even the harshest of winds and repels water so you stay dry. Get it from Amazon for $21.95.
This Cleaning Tool That Tackles Sticky StuffBefore I bought this Eunion Blue Handy Peeler Stiff Scraper Scratch Free Cleaning Tool, I had no idea how much I needed it. It turns out there are tons of sticky, gross, gunky areas of my home that I somehow was able to ignore before, but since I got this little gadget I find myself scoping out these types of messes and laughing menacingly once I scrape them off. Get it from Amazon for $6.99+. (Available in two colors)
This Light Rope That Has a Million UsesI'm not a big camper, but my husband definitely is. I think he could probably move outdoors permanently, and while he drools at the thought of roasting hot dogs over a campfire I tend to fantasize more about room service than the whole sleeping on the ground-thing. But with this Luminoodle - The Original LED Light Rope, I at least get to experience the cozy light I love and feel WAY more safe out in the wilderness. Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.
This Face Mask That Multi-TasksI've suffered from migraines since I was a teenager, and anyone who's had one knows that you're pretty much down for the count for the rest of the day once one hits. But with this IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow, Cold Therapy for Headache, Migraine, and Sinus Pain, I simply slip it on at the first sign and I instantly feel better. Get it from Amazon for $10.93+. (Available in three colors)
This Omelette Maker That Upgrades Your MorningsRemember what I said about not being able to make eggs? This includes making omelettes, which I tend to think of as the Rubik's cube of egg dishes. There are just too many components to keep track of, and I can never figure out how to bring it all together to create a delicious finished product. That's why this Better Chef IM-477R Omelette Maker is such a life-saver in my home. Get it from Amazon for $18.79+. (Available in three colors)
This Weight Set That Takes Up Less SpaceI have a gym membership that I've maybe used a dozen times since I got it a year ago. There's just something about having to drive the six blocks to the gym that I can't deal with, and I don't think I'll be mustering up the motivation to go more often anytime soon. That's why I decided to make a home gym, and the first addition was this Empower Kettlebell Weight Set for Women, Adjustable Kettlebells. (And no, you don't have to be a woman to use it.) Get it from Amazon for $30.99.
This Smoothie Maker That's SO Easy to UseI have a bit of a smoothie addiction. In fact, my favorite part of going to the mall is getting a 28 ounce Aloha Pineapple®Smoothie and sucking it down so fast that I get an immediate headache. But, sadly, this addiction can get expensive, since the average large smoothie at JJ's runs just under 7 bucks a pop. This Zoku Slush and Shake Maker makes my smoothie dreams come true and saves me money. Get it from Amazon for $24.99. (Available in five colors)
These Magical Towels That Clean Your Face Without SoapWhat's so special about these towels, you may ask? They somehow have the ability to take off every bit of your makeup with only water. That means I can do my smokiest of eyes, my boldest of lips and my most extreme contouring look without the fear of having to scrub my face for hours before going to bed. These little babies glide over my skin and gently whisk off my makeup. No scrubbing required! They're basically magic. Get it from Amazon for $14.97.
This Portable Speaker That Lets You Rock Out AnywhereTaking a shower is awesome already, but can you imagine how much MORE awesome it would be if you could listen to your favorite music or podcast at the same time? After I bought this VicTsing Shower Speaker, Wireless Waterproof Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Built-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone, normal showers just seem incredibly lame. The suction cup design keeps it in place no matter how slippery the surface. Get it from Amazon for $17.99+. (Available in four colors)
This Multi-Tool That Does It AllMy kitchen is tiny, and we're constantly having to throw out the utensils and tools we don't use just to we can actually close our drawers. So when I first heard about this Joseph Joseph UNITG0100SW Uni-Tool 5-In-1 Utensil Slotted Solid Spoon Spatula Turner Slicer Kitchen All-In One, I got pretty darn excited. Then I used, and immediately had the urge to throw out every single one of my kitchen utensils and replace them with this. Get it from Amazon for $7.99.
This Drawer Organizer That Makes Your Home Look Grown-upBefore my husband and I got married, we had one of those plastic drawer organizers in our kitchen that we put our silverware in. It was ill-fitting and tacky, and would shift around every time we opened the drawer. Luckily, someone gave us this Bamboo Expandable Drawer Organizer and, let me tell you, it's changed the entire look of our kitchen. Okay, that may be an overstatement, but not really. Get it from Amazon for $27.99.
These Rubber Bands with Hooks That You'll Use EverywhereCan't think of a reason to use these Quirky BND-1-CW1 Bandits All-Purpose Rubber Bands with Hooks? Here are just a few of the endless uses, according to Amazon:
- Fastening up pens or drawing supplies
- Suspending excess cords from shelving
- Hanging a bottle from a baby stroller
- Hanging sunglasses from a rearview mirror
- Tying up jewelry