37 Useful Things That Make Your Life Easier

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We can all use a little help doing this thing called life, and I’ve tracked down 37 of the handiest products to make things easier for ya! From Internet-famous cleaning products to a pet shower sprayer to an indoor bug-catching gadget, you can solve so many problems with the click of a button.

Need to fix holes in your wall so you can get back your rental deposit? No prob. Is your card drowning in Goldfish crumbs and pet hair? Gotcha covered. Need an odor eliminator so your house doesn’t automatically advertise that you’ve got pets? I’ve got several solutions for that. Whatever you need, I got it, babe!

These products range from ways to get you out the door faster in the morning to prevent you from getting sick by degerming your toothbrush to ensuring you don’t get food poisoning – and they all have one common goal: to make your life easier. If you’re looking for a way to shorten annoying chores, make dinner more efficiently, and even prevent your thighs from chafing, read on. From here on out it’s smooth sailing!

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and Brainjolt may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!

This Car Handbag Holder Saves Your Bag From Tipping Over

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I hate when I’m driving and I have to suddenly stop for the car in front of me and my bag goes flying off the front seat and spills all over the floor. This car handbag holder prevents all headaches since it provides a safe place to store your bag while driving! It forms a little pocket for your bag in between the front seats so you can easily access it when you need to, like in the Dunkin’ drive-through!

This Mason Jar Spout Makes It Pourable

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If you use mason jars for anything you need to pour, like iced tea, nut milks, salad dressings, or sauces, this mason jar spout makes it about a million times easier. It’s easy to operate with one thumb, has a leak-proof gasket, and fits regular mouth jars. Might as well pick up more than one, you’re definitely going to use it on a daily!

This Angry Orange Spray Gets the Pet Stink Out

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Look, accidents happen. That’s why there’s this super powerful Angry Orange spray for getting out pet odors. It’s made from fresh oranges and smells wonderful – much better than whatever Fido left on your rug. It works on carpets, rugs, and furniture and my friend who owns two accident-prone kitties swears by it for deodorizing.

This Wall Repair Putty Comes in a Tube

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If you’re a renter or homeowner wanting to redecorate buy dismayed at the number of small holes you have to fill on your walls from nails, pushpins, or other hanging hardware, fear not. Grab a tube of this drywall repair putty to make quick work of an annoying task! Just dab it on the hole, let it dry, smooth it with sandpaper, then paint as usual – easy peasy.

This Indoor Insect Trap is a Bug Magnet – And it’s on sale!

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Plagued by fruit flies, moths, and mosquitoes that make their way indoors? Get rid of them fast with this indoor bug trap. The special UV light attracts them to the trap, then the fan sucks them in and they stick to a glue trap inside the gadget. We’ve got a raging tiny moth problem that ruins our wool and cashmere sweaters, definitely adding this to my cart ASAP!

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This Car Charger is Lightning Fast

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If you’re driving and need to charge up your smartphone or tablet quickly, this super-fast car charger is the answer. My kids watch the iPad on long trips and it would indeed be a tragedy for everyone in the car if their source of entertainment was cut off, so I picked this up to prevent all-out war. It has both the standard USB port and the newer USB-C type so it’s versatile for charging lots of types of devices.

This Carafe Improved My Nights

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I get so thirsty at night but I don’t feel like trekking downstairs to get filtered water so I’ll often just drink from the bathroom tap. Yuck. This bedside carafe has improved my nighttime routine immensely since I have fresh, great-tasting water on hand right next to me! It’s also a nice touch in guest rooms when company is staying over.

These Compression Socks Ease Plantar Fasciitis

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If you’ve got plantar fasciitis, you know how painful that is. Get some relief with these heel compression socks that provide extra arch support and stimulate blood flow to ease pain and discomfort. The non-slip socks are moisture-wicking so your feet won’t overheat and come in sizes from small to x-large.

This Super Bright LED Flashlight is Zoomable

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It gets so pitch black around here at night, I carry a flashlight with me to the mailbox! This super bright, water-resistant LED flashlight is my new fave, and it’d be great for camping, outdoors, and emergency kits. My favorite part is it’s zoomable – you can change the beam from narrow to wide depending on how you’re using it.

This TikTok-Famous Pink Stuff Cleans Like a Champ

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Move over Magic Erasers, here comes the cleaning product the Internet can’t get enough of. The Pink Stuff is a do-it-all cleaning paste that works on kitchen grease, outdoor furniture, pots and pans, sinks, glass, ceramic, PVC, BBQ grills, and more. Don’t just take my word for it, browse some of the 87,000+ glowing reviews for more reasons to snap it up!

This Facial Hair Remover is Painless and Quick

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Forget painful waxing or even more painful plucking to get rid of facial hair. This facial hair remover works painlessly and quickly to nix unwanted hair from around lips, cheeks, and chin, plus it’ll remove that annoying peach fuzz that gets in the way of a smooth makeup application. Nearly 16,000 reviewers report it’s easy to use and easy to clean and leaves their faces baby soft.

This UV Toothbrush Case Sanitizes and Protects

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I’m always wary of my family’s toothbrushes all piled together on the counter after brushing, who knows what germs are mingling and plotting to infect us all with a cold or stomach bug. This protective toothbrush case uses UV light to sanitize your brush after using, and works for 15 days on a single charge! It works great for traveling, too.

This Poo-Pourri Spray is a Lifesaver

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I may be late to the game, but after using this Poo-Pourri spray at an Airbnb recently, I’m hooked. You spray before you go so it covers up all toilet smells you might produce. You literally can’t tell if someone’s recently used the bathroom, even if you walk in right after them!

These Swedish Dishcloths Never Stink

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Sure, Sweden exported ABBA, affordable, easy to assemble furniture with Scandinavian good looks, and the SkarsgĂ„rd family, but did you know they also invented these Swedish Dishcloths that will become your new go-to for cleaning? These reusable cellulose and cotton towels work great for wiping down any surface from kitchen counters to bathrooms, are excellent for mopping up spills, and can be used to scrub and dry dishes and pots and pans. They’re eco-friendly and washable so they’ll never develop that stink that sponges do over time since they won’t trap food and bacteria.

This Litter Box Odor Eliminator Absorbs Nasty Smells

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Changing your cat’s litter box so often is annoying and messy, but here’s a way to extend litter life safely and effectively. This Litter Box Odor Eliminator works to wick away moisture and deodorize with natural essential oils so you won’t smell when they go. It’s also great for trash compactors, garbage cans, and animal carriers to impart a fresh smell!

This Car Vacuum Really Sucks

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Living with kids and a puppy, it seems my car gets filthy within nanoseconds of cleaning it. It’s a pain to lug the full-size house vacuum outside, so I got this handheld car vacuum with a 16-ft extension cord. It comes with attachments for detailing the interior and an extra HEPA filter so my car’s never looked better!

This Counter Squeegee Cleans Up Messes Fast

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My kitchen counters are usually sticky, wet, or crusty with dried spills – usually all three. This counter squeegee has made a world of difference. I can use one side to scrub the dried messes and the other side to sweep wet messes into the sink easily.

This Flexible Extension Cord is So Handy

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Reviewers love this flexible extension cord because it makes it so much easier to plug things in if you can’t bend down to reach wall plugs due to back injuries or advanced age. It’s six feet long, has three outlets, and has 18 inches of flex at the outlet end. Wrap it around pretty much anything and it’ll stay handily within reach!

These Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Magnets Save So Much Time

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I save so much time now when I’m cooking with the Instant Pot – because it’s fast but also because I don’t have to spend precious minutes Googling cooking times! There are three Instant Pot cheat sheet magnets included – one for meat, one for veggies and eggs, and one for grains, pasta, and beans. So easy to just stick ’em on the side of your pot and get cooking.

This Vaccination Card Protectors are Durable

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If you’ve gotten the vaccine, chances are you want to keep your card protected. I carry mine in my bag every day and for travel, just in case, and this vaccine cardholder has kept it safe, clean, and dry. It’s compatible with lanyards, too, if you want to keep it close at hand.

This Zipper Repair Kit Has Everything You Need

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Living in a cold climate, I wear zip-up hoodies and jackets pretty much year-round. Plus my house is very cold, so I wear them inside all summer, too. My least favorite thing is when a zipper breaks on otherwise perfect outerwear, causing the whole garment to be ruined. Good thing I found this zipper repair kit that has everything you need for DIY fixes so I can extend the life of my clothes!

This Beard Bib Catches Loose Hair

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As seen on “Shark Tank”, this beard bib catches all your trimmings so they don’t clog up the sink and get all over the bathroom. My husband regularly uses his, and I have to say, the bathroom counter and sink look amazing! It simply attaches to your mirror with suction cups so you get a secure hold while you trim.

These Cooling Pillowcases Give You a Better Night’s Sleep

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I’m a hot sleeper and often waste precious minutes of sleeping time flipping over my pillow to the cool side to try and get comfortable. Since I got these Japanese cooling pillowcases, I’ve been so comfortable I fall asleep pretty much as soon as my head hits the pillow! They use special cooling fabric on one side and 100% cotton fabric on the other to keep you cool as a cucumber, and they’re machine washable for easy care.

These Ice Packs Add Fun to Lunch

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I got tired of the boring square ice packs when making my kids’ school lunches, so decided to jazz it up a bit with these fun ones. I’ve also started using them in my own lunches and tbh they make me so happy to open up my lunch bag. If you’re not into unicorns, they also come in rockets, dinos, and pineapples!

These Espresso Machine Cleaning Tablets Have Amazing Reviews

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Fancy coffee lovers rejoice: I’ve found a way to make cleaning your espresso machine so much easier. These espresso machine cleaning tablets are designed to safely and completely remove coffee oils and residues from your machine. They also have an adorable name, cino cleano, which tickles my fancy to no end.

This Skin Spatula Deep Cleans Pores

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If you’re tired of paying out the nose for expensive facials, take matters into your own hands. This skin spatula deep cleans your pores of gunk and blackheads through high-frequency vibration. It also comes with two scrubber heads – one for cleaning and one for lifting the skin.

This Colander Scoop is Genius

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I love using this colander scoop for all kinds of cooking tasks, from removing roasted veggies from a baking sheet to scooping ziti and other fun pasta shapes from boiling water. There are even special hooks on the underside that let you rest it on the side of the pan as liquids drain – so convenient!

This Pet Shower Sprayer Makes Bathtime So Much Easier

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We give our stinky puppy baths regularly, and all she wants is for them to be over as soon as possible. This pet shower sprayer has made us so much more efficient at getting all the soap out of her fur! I love that it’s so easy to hook up to either your bathroom shower or an outdoor hose.

This Balance Disk Strengthens Your Core

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It’s hard to find time (or motivation) to do crunches or planks, so exercise your core while you work or browse the Internet! this balance disk creates instability that works your abs and improves your posture so you kill two birds with one stone. It’s also a great alternative seat for active kids who have trouble sitting still in school.

This Meat Thermometer is Hyper Accurate

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After the great food poisoning incident of 2016, I’ve been neurotic about making sure meat is cooked to the proper temperature. I love this meat thermometer since it gives me an accurate reading fast, reducing stress and ensuring the meat doesn’t dry out from overcooking. Seems like over 41,000 reviewers agree with me judging by its stellar rating!

These Elastic Shoelaces Make Mornings Easier

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It’s a miracle if we can get to the bus stop on time in the morning after all the slow breakfast eating, even slower teeth brushing, missing shoes, last-minute homework, and more. These elastic shoelaces make it so much easier for us to get out the door on time since there’s no tedious tying involved! Simply insert each individually into the shoe eyelets and all your sneakers become slip-ons.

This Sink Organizer Holds All Your Stuff

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My kitchen sink area used to look so cluttered with cleaning tools, dish soaps, sponges, and more, but since I got this sleek sink caddy everything’s so much tidier. It’s so much easier to have my tools right at hand instead of spreading out all over the counter. It’s made of rust-proof stainless steel, has a removable plastic drip pan for easy cleaning, and comes in pretty silver or dramatic black.

Your Mom Wants This Internet Password Book

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Trust me on this – I gifted this Internet password logbook to my aunt and she hasn’t stopped commenting on how useful it is. There’s space for the website address, login/usernames, and passwords all in a large format so it’s easy to read. This makes a really thoughtful holiday or birthday gift for pretty much anyone (or yourself!)

This Earphone Case Keeps Them Tangle-Free

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Call me old school, but I’m still using earphones with a cord for listening to podcasts and music. Although I read recently that young celebs are into them, so maybe I’m a trendsetter? Either way, I love this earphone case for keeping the cord untangled – I can just throw it in my pocket or bag for easy access.

This Best-Selling Candle Freshens Pet Odors

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This best-selling Pet House candle is incredibly popular among pet owners since it does such a great job of freshening up sometimes stinky pets. Sure, you love your cat, but do you want people to know you have one just by smelling the air in your house? This candle comes in 28 delicious scents from sun-washed cotton to watermelon mojito to lavender sage.

This Lip Balm Holder Keeps it Handy

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I can never find my lip balm when I need it, so I decided to get this lip balm holder that attaches right to my key ring. Now I can just throw it in my bag and easily find it since it’s always tethered to something really important! It comes in tube-shaped for regular lip balms or a wider one for round cases.