I Have No Idea How I Lived Without These 30 Items From Amazon

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Hi All! My name Josh, I live in sunny Phoenix, Arizona, and I’m a self-diagnosed e-Shopaholic! My Amazon addiction really does have a bright side though. Many of my online purchases have saved me time, money, and a whole lotta frustration.

As a work from home father of 2, I’m always on the lookout for handy products to help make my life and the lives of my children more enjoyable and Amazon has helped me do just that.

I’ve compiled a list of my 30 most game-changing Amazon purchases in hopes that you’ll find a few awesome products for yourself.

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!

Melatonin Gummies That Help You Hit The Hay

I’m a light sleeper who spent years having trouble getting a good night’s rest. These melatonin gummies have made it much easier to get the full night’s sleep my body deserves after a long day. They’re an all-natural sleep aid so you won’t have to worry about forming any habits or waking up feeling groggy. I strongly recommend them to anyone who’s spending their nights tossing and turning.

A Carrying Case To Keep You Organized

This Thule carrying case has been perfect for carrying my portable charger and headphones on long plane rides. Before I came across this beauty, I was carrying my chords in my pocket. This lead to tons of fumbling around when it came time to take out my wallet or throw in my headphones. The Thule PowerShuttle is a serious game changer and has made traveling with my phone accessories so much easier.  

A Trimmer That Keeps Ear/Nose Hair in Check

As men get older, we lose hair on our heads and grow hair in our ears and nose. The two most important things we can do is: Accept the fact that it’s happening. Make sure we keep it trimmed before it gets long enough to french braid. Using this micro trimmer once a week has helped me get rid of unsightly ear/nose hair without any fuss or embarrassment.  

A Water Slide For Easy Fun in The Sun

My children have loved this water slide from the moment we took it out of the box. You don’t need much of an excuse to get wet in these grueling Arizona summers, so just saying the word slide makes them rush to the backyard. One of the coolest things about the slide is that it’s long enough and wide enough for multiple children to slide safely at the same time. You’ll of course want to use “testing it” as an excuse to go down multiple times before the kids get a chance.  

A Pizza Slicer That Cuts To The Chase

If you enjoy frozen pizzas or even making your own from scratch, this handy pizza slicer will be a welcome addition to your kitchen drawer. The ultra-comfortable, ergonomic handle fits right in your palm, giving you the ability to slice with ease. The blade is detachable which makes cleaning easier than a traditional pizza cutter.  

A Bluetooth Speaker Thats Loud & Proud

There’s a ton of Bluetooth speaker options out there, which makes it difficult to dig through the low quality and overpriced models to find one that gives you the most boom for your buck. Luckily, I was able to get my hands on the Anker Soundcore Mini, and thus far, it has performed perfectly. The Soundcore Mini actually has a built-in passive subwoofer that delivers a level of sound quality that’s hard to find in a Bluetooth speaker under $50.00.  

A Card Game That Will Get You Talking

The best thing about Incohearent is the fact that its as fun with 2 players as it is with 6. Putting together popular phrases from similar-sounding mumbo jumbo is endlessly entertaining and a bit challenging as well. You’ll definitely want to put the kiddos to bed before playing due to the games absurdly graphic content.  

A Desk Fan To Help Keep Your Cool

The blazing summer sun can heat up your office quicker than a conversation about politics. The best way to beat the heat without telling maintenance how to do their job is to get a quiet and cool desk fan. This handy USB-powered desk fan delivers ice-cold air without taking up the much-needed space on your desk. It’s quiet, adjustable, and super easy to clean, making it perfect for any office space.  

Reliable Jumper Cables To Get You Out Of A Jam

Jumper cables should be an absolute necessity for any motorist. The relatively low cost compared to how useful they can make them a complete no-brainer. These 16ft cables from Energizer are made by a trusted brand and are long enough to be helpful in almost any situation where you need a jump. Jumper cables are a product you hope you never need, but you’ll thank god you have them when you do.  

An Apple Slicer Thats Awesome To The Core

This apple slicer is perfect for when you or the kids need a quick snack. One quick push, add some peanut butter or yogurt, and you got yourself a healthy treat any time of day. The blades are sharp enough to cut clean individual slices on many different fruits and vegetables. The rubber handles are super comfortable and make slicing even the hardest fruits relatively easy.  

MicroFiber Towels That Clean Everything

Wet or dry, a quick wipe or a hard scrub, granite or stainless steel, these microfiber towels clean just about anything you can name. They’re super absorbent and dry quickly, making them perfect for cleaning spills or even drying your car. The versatility and durability they offer are enough for us to make sure we always have them handy. Get your hands on a few of these and I promise you won’t regret it.  

A Stylish and SanitaryAutomatic Soap Dipenser

I actually have 2 of these automated soap dispensers in my home, and they’ve both performed very well after lots of use. The waterproof base and sleek design make them perfect for almost any bathroom or kitchen. It works with just about every type of liquid soap, and the amount of soap that gets dispensed is actually adjustable. Our dispensers have been an awesome addition and I highly recommend them for any household.  

A ToothBrush Holder/Dispenser You Can Brag About

Warning: Once you use a toothbrush holder/dispenser combo, you’ll never want to go back. When we stay at a hotel or with family and I have to use my hand to apply toothpaste, I now feel like a neanderthal. This device isn’t just super handy, it also saves lots of much needed real estate on your bathroom counter. If you’re sharing a bathroom with a roommate, spouse, or children, this needs to be your next purchase.  

A Foldable Stool To Help You Step Up Your Game

You never know how much you need a step stool…until you need a step stool. I use this handy foldable unit for a ton of different tasks and its anti-slip grip never fails me. Its foldability makes for easy, convenient storage in a pantry or closet. It’s also the perfect size to give your little ones the extra boost they need to brush their teeth or wash their hands.  

Cool LED Lighstrip That Livens Up Anything

This awesome wi-fi enabled LED light strip takes the term “Lit” to a whole new level. We placed them under our pool table and on the back of our TV to add some unique customization. Installation was super easy and Govee’s app gives you full control over color, brightness, and the power to turn them on and off using your Alexa device.  

A Super Cute Candle That Smells Amazing

These candles instantly fill your home with a subtle and enjoyable scent. I’ve tried a few different scents and none of them have been overbearing or offensive. They work perfectly as decoration thanks to their understated but elegant design. The orange flame burning behind the lightly frosted glass gives any room a naturally relaxing, spa type of vibe.  

An IndoorInsect Trapper To Keep Bugs At Bay

This quiet and convenient insect trapper solved my fruit fly problem in a little over a day! The near-silent operation and surprising aesthetic made it usable even when I had company over for dinner. It’s best used at night since the bugs will be attracted to the light but will work in the daytime also  

Indoor Plant Food That Will Grow Your Greenery

I absolutely love indoor plants. They help clean the air and make any room feel more welcoming. Keeping them alive, however, is easier said than done. This indoor plant food has made caring for my plants so much easier thanks to its no-hassle application. You simply mix it with water, apply once a week, and bam! You’ve got happy, healthy plants.  

This Instant Pot Saves You Time, Money, And Space

This convenient and affordable Instant-Pot does everything but the dishes. From rice to ribs and everything in-between, I’ve been able to make delicious meals without spending hours cooped up in the kitchen. One of the things I love most about it is the space it saves on the kitchen counter. Don’t let it’s size fool you, the 6-quart version is deep enough to prepare a meal big enough for the whole family.  

Yummy Gummies Packed With The Stuff You Need

Elderberry is all the rage lately, and for good reason. The immune-boosting benefits and great taste make them an excellent purchase for anyone looking to stay healthy in these crazy times. These gummies are safe for children over the age of four so they’re a perfect way to get your young ones the vitamins they need without the fuss of pills or syrups.  

A Litter Box That Keeps The Mess Where It Belongs

It only took a few days of cat ownership to realize my new feline friend had the same bathroom etiquette as my 5-year-old son. This litter box has practically eliminated the litter scatter that occurs with a standard box. It’s super lightweight, and the odor neutralizers do an amazing job of eliminating offensive smells. The lid is quite easy to remove and reattach, which makes changing litter a breeze.  

AWhiteboard That Offers A School/Office Feel

With telecommutes and homeschooling becoming more popular than ever, a nice sized whiteboard is a welcome addition in almost any home. It’s the perfect size for brainstorming ideas or helping your children master their math facts. Its been incredibly durable, and dry erase marker comes off easy and clean with a few swipes of an eraser or cloth.  

An AttractiveTrash/Recycle Combo That Compliments Any Kitchen

The opportunity to recycle responsibly and make my kitchen look good while doing so is an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. The pedal feels solid and responsive, and the lid closes as quietly as you can ask for. While it is a bit pricey for a trashcan, it’s definitely worth every penny thanks to its style and durability.  

A Refreshing Face Wash The Whole Family Can Use

This is easily one of the best face washes I’ve tried over the years. Your face feels clean and moisturized after washing and it smells amazing. The pump bottle it comes in was incredibly convenient for my family, as I have teenage children who used it as well. The fact it’s made of all-natural ingredients and is cruelty-free is another huge plus.  

An Ultra-FunctionalShoe Bench Thats Comfy To Sit On

A shoe bench is an awesome idea for any home with multiple residents. The Finnhomy entryway shoe rack epitomizes fashion and function by not only giving you convenient storage for the shoes you wear often but also adding modern, stylish seating to your entryway.  

Basic Baskets For Complicated Clutter

I’ll be honest, there was a time our pantry looked like a revenge scene in a Quentin Tarantino movie. I’m talking about chips and fruit snacks everywhere. With some serious effort and this set of 6 incredibly useful baskets, it no longer looks like we use our pantry to shelter feral cats. By dedicating specific food types to each basket, we were able to reduce clutter and find the items we need much quicker than before.  

Floating Shelves That Instantly Upgrade Your Decor

One of the quickest and least expensive ways to add a sense style to any room in your home is a set of floating shelves. I wanted to breathe life into my bland living room walls without sucking the life out of my wallet, and these shelves worked perfectly. They’re subtle enough to not distract from your existing decor, yet they provide a perfect pop of customization when you add your personal touch.  

A Set Of Silicone For The Active Hubby

The thought of a silicon wedding ring seemed strange to me at first, but after a few hikes and changing a car battery, I knew it was one of the best purchases I’d made. These silicone rings are light, breathable, and perfect for any outdoor activity. They’re made of very high-quality silicone, so at first glance, it’s hard to tell the rings aren’t made of metal, making them wearable to fancy dinners or a night out on the town.  

Magnetic Spice Tins That Saved Me Some Serious Space

These sleek and functional magnetic spice tins helped me save a ton of pantry space. The magnetic bottom allows you to stick them securely on to any metal surface, removing the need for a counter-cluttering spice rack. The set comes with pre-written spice labels and blank stickers for custom labeling, which helps keep novice cooks like me from sprinkling a bit of rosemary instead of oregano by mistake.  

Wi-Fi Smart Plugs That Give You Total Control

Ever walk into a dark room and have your shin meet a laundry basket before your hand can meet the light switch? These super convenient wi-fi plugs minimize unwanted shin collisions and many other swear-word inducing accidents by allowing you to turn on the light without stepping foot in the room. The ability to program my lights on a timer and control them through voice or an app has introduced me to a level of convenience I never thought possible.