Llife'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.
Luckily for me (and you!), the Internet is filled with incredible, handy gadgets to purchase, from a tool specifically designed for dipping your cookies in milk to a food scale that folds up for easy storage. I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness!
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These Clip-On Phone Camera Lenses Will Take Your Pictures to the Next Level
via: AmazonPhone cameras are getting better and better these days, and so are the accessories that go with them. These lenses clip onto your phone's camera lens and make your photos turn out even better. This listing includes a super wide angle lens, a macro lens, and a 180º fisheye lens. Whenever you're not using them, you can store them in the included microfiber pouch.
The BedBand Keeps Your Fitted Sheet Right Where It's Supposed to Be
via: AmazonThere are few things more annoying than having your fitted sheet pop off your mattress corners while you're sleeping. Put an end to the madness with BedBands. They act kind of like suspenders that clip onto your sheet and hold it securely to the mattress to keep it from popping off randomly. When it's time to change your sheets, simply release the clips and the sheet can be removed in moments.
This Keychain Holder Is Fun and Functional
via: AmazonIf you're like most people in the world, you probably lose your keys more frequently than you'd like. That's because you probably don't put them in the same place every single time you get home. This neat little device attaches directly to your wall and will hold your keys for you so they're always ready to go when you are. The built-in magnet is strong enough to hold even the bulkiest keychains.
These Headphones Are Also a Handy Bracelet
via: AmazonThese headphones are always close at hand — in fact, when they're not in your ears, they can literally be kept right above your hand. The wrap-around design secures them to your wrist and prevents annoying tangles without damaging the cables. When you're ready to rock out, simply unwrap the cable and plug them into your phone.
These Magnetic Cable Clips Make So Much Sense
via: AmazonTired of losing your charging cables to the abyss between your bed and nightstand? Then you need one of these things. The magnetic base attaches to your nightstand, desk, or wall with the included adhesive backing. Then, all you have to do is clip one of the magnetic collars around your cables, and they'll stick to the base! No more rummaging around on the floor every time you have to plug in your phone!
The Dipr Is the Ultimate Cookie Spoon
via: AmazonYou know how Oreos are milk's favorite cookie? Well, The Dipr is Oreo's favorite tool. Dipping cookies into milk is, hands down, the best way to enjoy them. But getting soggy, milky fingers? Not so much. The Dipr gently nestles into the cookie's grooves and allows you to dip in, lift up, and enjoy the cookie with hardly any effort on your part. Now it'll be even easier to eat an entire package in one sitting.
Sugru Is Kinda Like PlayDoh for Grownups
via: AmazonThis listing is for eight small packets of Sugru in several different colors. Each packet contains a small amount of moldable compound — the possibilities from there are pretty much endless. Mold the Sugru into whatever shape you want — maybe a hook for your toothbrush, some bumpers for your cabinet doors, or a stand for your phone. Once you’re done molding, just let it sit overnight. It will automatically cure into a hard silicone rubber!
This Fabric Shaver Will Get Rid of Those Annoying Pills on Your Sweaters
via: AmazonMake your sweaters last longer by giving them a good shave (and no, I'm not kidding). This small fabric shaver packs a serious punch. Turn it on and run it gently over your pilled sweaters. It will remove the pills and all the extra fuzz that's been keeping your clothes from looking their best. It runs on two AA batteries and has three different setting depending on how long the fuzz you're removing is.
You Can Rest Easy with This Auto Shut-Off Safety Outlet
via: AmazonHow many times have you left home and wondered whether you remembered to unplug your hair straightener? It's not a good feeling. Luckily, that feeling can now be a thing of the past! This outlet plugs into any standard socket and will automatically shut off whatever you plug into it after a predetermined amount of time. With a simple touch of a button, you can set the outlet to turn itself off.
These Nose Vents Are a Must for Snorers
via: AmazonIf you snore, you might not even realize it — but your partner probably does. Do them (and yourself) a favor and give these nose vents a try. They dilate your nostrils to allow air to flow more freely through them without creating the grating snore sound. They're also made from clear plastic and set just inside your nose — you can hardly even see them once they're in!
This Boot Dryer Is Proof We're Living in the Future
via: AmazonAs someone who grew up in the midwest, I know that there are few things more uncomfortable than wet boots. Unfortunately, there's not really a great way to dry them...until now! This boot dryer works noiselessly to eliminate moisture, bacteria, and odor from your shoes. Once it's done, your boots will be warm and dry. Your tootsies will surely thank you.
This Collapsible Watering Can Is Ideal for Small Spaces
via: AmazonBuckets are exceedingly useful things to have around, but so annoying to store. This one folds almost completely flat. Not only that; it functions as both a regular bucket and a watering can with its removable nozzle. It's durable, lightweight, and features a capacity of 1.7 gallons. It's also UV resistant, so the bright color won't fade over time!
This Spice Carousel Is Absolutely Genius
via: AmazonThis spice carousel is something I think every home cook should have in their kitchen. It holds 12 different herbs and spices in an easy-to-use lazy susan design, but the brilliance doesn't stop there. It also has dials on the side that can be cranked in order to dispense the exact amount that you need. Each click is a perfect 1/4 teaspoon measurement. It can be mounted under a cabinet or shelf, or you can get multiple carousels and stack them!
This Broom and Dustpan Set Makes Sweeping Easier Than Ever
via: AmazonIf I had to pick, I'd say that sweeping is actually my favorite household chore. But the worst part about sweeping is reaching down to remove the hair and dust bunnies that get stuck in your broom bristles. The dustpan included in this set has little teeth that you can use to comb the broom bristles out. Isn't that brilliant? Also, the dustpan is on a pole, meaning you don't have to do any bending over next time you sweep up.
With The Mommy Hook You'll Make a Single Trip Every Time
via: AmazonGetting the groceries to your car is usually pretty straightforward — you can wheel them there in a grocery cart. Getting them from your car to the house, however...that's another story. You've probably tried to carry everything by hooking the bags all the way up your arms, but that is not a great solution (also, how are you supposed to get your keys out of your pocket?). The Mommy Hook lets you carry all your bags with one hand, and it features a cushioned grip to help you!
This Phone Stand Might Help Increase Your Productivity
via: AmazonI don't know about you, but whenever I get a phone notification, I have a really hard time not picking up my phone to fully check it out. And then I end up doing a quick scroll through Instagram because, well, why not? Next thing I know, it's five minutes later. Using a phone stand like this one to keep your phone propped up means you can glance over at your phone and get right back to work. Its design also allows for you to charge it while it's in use.
These Salt and Pepper Grinders Look Like They'd Be Fun to Use
via: AmazonIf you enjoy clicking pens, then you'll probably like using these salt and pepper grinders. A simple *click* with your thumb dispenses freshly ground salt and/or pepper on your food. They also feature a super slick modern design with sleek chrome accents. Another convenient feature is the fact that each grinder has a small window on the side that allows you to see how much salt or pepper you have left.
The Gripet Keeps Your Notes Handy
via: AmazonIt's a cool note holder that easily grips the notes you need to store and releases the ones that you need access to. Simply tuck a note or memo into the Gripet until you need it again. When you do, gently pull on it and the Gripet will let go without dumping the rest of the notes that it's holding. It comes with both magnetic and adhesive mounts depending on where you want to put it.
This Ironing Blanket Is Much Less Bulky Than Traditional Ironing Boards
via: AmazonSo far, we haven't really come up with a way to stop needing to iron clothes altogether, but there are ways to make it easier. Rather than struggling with the giant ironing board, this blanket is magnetic and attaches directly to the top of your washer or dryer. You can leave it there full-time, or fold it up and store it on a shelf where it's easy to get to next time you need it.
This Outlet Shelf Will Free up So Much Counter Space
via: AmazonIf you're short on counter space in your kitchen or bathroom, this outlet shelf is a great product to consider. It can be installed over your existing outlet in about three minutes flat. Once it's there, you can plug in your Google Home, Alexa, Bluetooth speaker, electric toothbrush, or anything else you want to keep out of your way. It's designed with a channel built into that allows your charging cable to pass through, too.
This Diffuser Is Perfect for Your Car
via: AmazonThis portable diffuser fits perfectly in standard cupholders, meaning you can enjoy an aromatherapy session on your way to work! It features 7 color-changing LED lights to help set the mood (you can also use just the diffuser without the light). And you don't have to worry about safety — it automatically turns off whenever the water reaches a certain point.
This Inverted Umbrella Is Another Invention from the Future
via: AmazonThat's right; they've finally improved umbrellas! This umbrella closes the opposite way from what you're used to. This might seem inconsequential, but the payoff is big. First of all, it means that rather than dripping water all over the floor when you get inside, the water is trapped within the umbrella itself. Walking through doors and getting in and out of your car? Easy peasy with the reverse fold.
This Electric Callus Remover Will Put an End to Your Dry, Cracked Feet
via: AmazonMost people’s heels become dry on a pretty regular basis. Since we typically wear socks and shoes, there aren’t always a lot of opportunities for that dry skin to be exfoliated away. That’s where this callus comes in! The 360º rotating head quickly and easily scrubs dead skin away, revealing the perfectly smooth skin underneath. Conveniently, it doesn't require any batteries; you can just charge it up whenever you need to use it!
This Mini Waffle Maker Is Adorable and Perfect
via: AmazonBut it's not just for waffles! You can also use it to make paninis, hash browns, or biscuits! It only weighs about a pound, so breaking it out for spontaneous waffles is basically the easiest thing ever. The waffle maker features dual non-stick surfaces that provide an even cook every time. It's perfect for dorms or small apartments!
This Food Scale Folds up When You're Not Using It
via: AmazonWhen it comes to baking, measuring your ingredients by weight is way more accurate than measuring by volume. (I mean, Alton Brown does it. That should convince you.) This digital scale allows you to do just that. It features an easy-to-read LCD display, touch-sensitive controls, and it automatically powers off when you're not using it. Also, after you're done measuring, you can fold it up and stick the whole thing right in your drawer.
The Guac-Lock Container Is Made Specifically for Guac
via: Amazon(You could probably tell by the name, right?) This unique container presses all the air out from inside, preventing your guacamole from getting that unsightly brown layer on top. It's made from shatterproof, odor-proof, stain-resistant, and BPA-free plastic, and it will absolutely keep your guacamole fresher for longer. Assuming you're the kind of person who can resist eating an entire batch of guac in one sitting.
This Herb Keeper Keeps Herbs! (Duh.)
via: AmazonWe all know that fresh herbs taste way better than dried ones, but they also tend to go bad before you get a chance to use them all up. This herb keeper features slots that hydrate the herb stems while keeping the leaves out of the water (preventing them from rotting). You can also use it to keep veggies like asparagus and celery crisp.
These Stretchy Lids Are Like Reusable Plastic Wrap
via: AmazonExcept they don't stick to themselves and wind up making a huge unusable ball. All you have to do is stretch them over a bowl to create a seal. The lids can be washed and reused, making them an environmentally friendly option for food storage. They're made from food-grade silicone rubber — it's non-toxic and won't leave a weird in your food.
These Reusable Storage Bags Are Another Environmentally Friendly Option
via: AmazonThey're also made to be used and reused! Simply fill the bags and zip them shut just like you do with disposable zippered storage bags. Rezips are made with FDA-grade PEVA which is BPA-free. When you're not using them, the bags can be stored flat in a cupboard or drawer until the next time you need them. They're even freezer safe!
These Air Purifying Bags Will Make Your Life Smell Better
via: AmazonThey’re filled with activated bamboo charcoal which naturally works to absorb gross odors and leave nothing but fresh smelling air behind. Grab a few to put in your gym shoes, hang in your closet, or leave in your car. Wherever musty or stinky odors are present, these fancy bags will find them and eliminate them for good. They’re also totally safe to use around your pets and/or kids!
And This Banana Bag Will Keep Your Bananas Fresh!
via: AmazonThese bags were made specifically to keep fruits and vegetables fresh. They feature an airtight system which keeps fruit from turning too ripe. They also extend the freshness of those fruits for up to two full weeks. All you have to do is put your bunch of bananas in and pull the cord to keep all the air out.
Bring the Power of Fire Everywhere with This Fire Starter
via: AmazonIt's small enough that you could easily keep it in your purse or pocket, but don't let its small size fool you. This baby can legit start fires. That's not a metaphor. Strike the flint stone with the steel scraper and sparks will start to fly. This is an excellent tool to keep on hand if you're a hiker or camper, but it also might be smart to keep one in your car!
The LifeStraw Is Another Good Safety Item to Keep Handy
via: AmazonI don't need to tell you how important it is to drink water. However, there may come a time when you need to drink and don't have any access to fresh, clean water. That's where the LifeStraw comes in handy. It features a microfiltration membrane that removes 99.999999 percent of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella). Simply insert the end into the water and suck on the mouthpiece.
These Stackable Storage Jars Are Super Convenient
via: AmazonImagine being able to fit your lunch in your car's cupholder rather than juggling a bunch of separate plastic containers or carrying a bulky lunch bag. This set of stackable containers allows you to do just that! The set includes four different containers of varying sizes. You could also use them to pack snacks for your kids!
This Cable Keeper Is Super Cute
via: AmazonIt also looks like the perfect tiny tool to keep your cable and charger together. I'm always accidentally storing them separately when I travel, which makes it annoying when I'm trying to charge my phone at the hotel. The clever design also eliminates tangled cables in your bag or pocket, which is always a plus. It's super easy to grab and go!
This Clock Runs on Water
via: AmazonAnd only water. No batteries required! Simply fill the chamber with a small amount of water and the clock will keep perfect time. Next time the power goes out, you can rest assured that this clock will keep on going. It also has a fun design. Doesn't it look like the happiest little clock you've ever seen?
This Touch-up Tool Will Save You a Lot of Hassle
via: AmazonNo matter how careful you are around your walls, you're gonna end up with some scuffs, scrapes, and chips. Hopefully, you planned ahead and got one of these things for touch-ups. Simply pour some of the leftover paint into the chamber and gently move the roller over the area that needs a touch-up. In a matter of seconds, those scuffs will be a thing of the past.
The Magnogrip Keeps Screws And Nails Right Where You Need Them
via: AmazonMagnets are a wonderful thing.
This Compact Plug-in Air Sanitizer Cleans Your Air With Zero Footprint
via: AmazonIt kills germs, mold, freshens air and wipes out odors, all while staying nice and small on your wall.
People Swear By This Wildly Popular Acupressure Mat
via: AmazonAccording to reviewers, it hurts at first, but after a day or two, it starts to work its magic.
This Tiny Gadget Not Only Charges Your Devices, But Also Adds Bluetooth Functionality To Your Car
via: AmazonFeel like taking that 20th century car into the 21st? Bluetooth amazingness is a ROAV adapter away.
These Harperton Nail Clippers Will Be The Last Ones You Ever Buy
via: AmazonIf you haven't tried a REAL pair of nail clippers, trust me, you need to. It's a completely different (and far superior) experience from those $2 clippers. "Find
This ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf That You'll Want In Every Room
via: AmazonWhy don't all outlets have shelves?
These Big Wool Spheres Will Replace Dryer Sheets
via: AmazonThrow out those dryer sheets and fabric softener. These solid wool balls are a wildly popular solution for soft and static-free clothes.
This $8 Invention Adds An Invaluable Footrest To Your Shower
via: AmazonMuch like cupholders, I don't understand why more everyday things don't have built-in footrests.
Stop Resenting Your Pets: Clean Up Their Hair From Anywhere For Under $20
via: Amazon>The all-rubber construction of the FURremover Broom not only lends to its long-term durability, but also its multi-use utility as a fur-gathering sweeper, and a pee-pushing squeegee. It'll keep your carpets fur-free and your hardwood unstained, so you can love your pets in all their messy glory without (too much) resentment.
These Stainless Steel Reusable Drinking Straws That Will Help You Save the Environment
via: AmazonThe sad truth is that plastic straws are terrible for the environment. But if you love drinking out of straws (like we do), all hope is not lost! These stainless steel straws are perfect replacements. And they come with their very own cleaner brush!
With This Gap Cleaning Brush You'll Have The Cleanest Window Tracks On The Block
via: AmazonThere is literally decades of dust living in the crevices of my windows right now, awaiting attack by the Trycooling Brush.
These Wildly Popular Baking Mats Will Keep You From Scrubbing Stuck-On Messes
via: AmazonUse these handy silicone liners to create a nonstick layer on your baking sheets. They're great for cookies, candies, cakes, biscuits — anything you want to bake in the oven. And they're dishwasher-safe!
These Moso Purifying Bags Apparently Have Odor-Killing Superpowers
via: AmazonThousands of reviewers tout the powers of these bags of activated charcoal, specifically highlighting their abilities to freshen truly nasty old shoes, or even drink up the odorrific remnants of spoiled milk inside a minivan. https://amazon.com/o/ASIN/B004BOH6BM/octfebhandy-20/ref=nosim/
This Bed Band That Prevent The Dreaded Sheet Slip
via: AmazonWho can get any sleep when your sheets are constantly slipping off? These brilliant "bed bands" eliminate that problem so you can finally catch some Z's.