I do a lot of online shopping. In fact, I get so many Amazon packages delivered to my house that I could probably build an addition on my house made entirely out of cardboard. But because of this expensive habit, I've figured out which products are duds and which ones are beyond brilliant. These are the 36 smartest products on Amazon.
From a band that prevents boob-bounce to a special cloth that removes all of your makeup using only water, these are the 36 smartest products on Amazon. I'm a 33-year-old mother of two, and these are some of my favorite purchases of all time. You can thank me later.
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.
These Nasal Inhalers that Help Me Focus
via: AmazonI'm self-employed, and since I work from home with a million distractions I have an extremely hard time staying on task. This Aromatherapy Nasal Inhaler was recommended by a fellow procrastinator and works wonders. Plus, it smells amazing. I especially love that it's 100% natural.
These Safe Grabs that Protect My Hands
via: AmazonI'm hopelessly clumsy, and rarely cook a meal without burning myself. These Safe Grabs keep my hands protected as well as every other surface of my house. I use them to take hot things out of the oven and keep my countertop and kitchen table from getting scorched from a hot pan.
This Support Band that Gives Me a Bounce-Free Workout
via: AmazonI have a chest that's larger than average and have always found workout to be extremely painful since even the most sturdy of workout bras don't offer enough support. That's why I'm completely obsessed with this Buband No-Bounce High-Impact Extra Sports Bra Support. Now, I can job in the park without being in horrible pain the whole time!
This Squatty Potty that Makes "Going" Easier
via: AmazonHere's the thing: we all go to the bathroom, so why should we be embarrassed to talk about it? My husband bought this Squatty Potty after seeing a commercial for it and, to be honest, I laughed at him. Then I tried it once, and now I'll never go to the bathroom again without it. It's that good.
This Clear Wall Sticker that Turns Any Wall Into a Whiteboard
via: AmazonMy husband is an engineer, and while he goes into the office a few days per week, the days he works from home are spent in his ridiculously cluttered office. Knowing how he likes to write out equations, I bought him this Think Board Whiteboard Wall Sticker for his office wall. He uses it constantly and loves having such a big workspace.
This Lower Back Stretcher that Saved My Back
via: AmazonMy back was so sore during my pregnancy that I was miserable throughout the entirety of my third trimester. This Lower Back Pain Relief Treatment Stretcher was the only thing that helped, and now that I'm not pregnant I still use it whenever my back could use a good stretch. Sure, it looks scary, but it feels SO good.
This MItten Scraper that's Perfect for the Midwest
via: AmazonI currently live in Wisconsin and was born and raised in Minnesota, so I've experienced my fair share of horrendous winters. It's important to be equipped with the right tools to stay safe and comfortable, and this MATCC Ice Scraper Mitt is definitely one of them. I keep it in my car at all times.
This Kid's Smart Device that Keeps Me Connected
via: AmazonMy son is still too young for an actual cellphone, but I still want him to have something he can use to get in touch with me if he needs to. This VTech KidiBuzz G2 Kids’ Electronics Smart Device with KidiConnect is the perfect solution. It won't let him go on the internet or make random calls, but there are a few approved phone numbers programmed in for emergencies.
This Smart Notebook that's Reusable
via: AmazonI've always been a big list-maker, and since I'm a professional writer I'm constantly jotting things down to remember later. This Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook is a great way for me to keep track of important details and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and re-used. It also connects to my cloud so I never lose my notes.
This Space Pen that's the Best of the Best
via: AmazonI know what you're thinking: pens are boring. Why would you put a normal-looking pen on your list of things that must have been designed by geniuses? Because this is no ordinary pen, that's why. This Fisher Space Pen Bullet Pen can write at zero gravity at any angle and even works underwater. So if it's good enough for astronauts, it's good enough for me.
These Body Wipes that I Never Exercise Without
via: AmazonI prefer running outdoors to gyms when I'm working out, and when I'm jogging far away from home it can be tough to freshen up when there's no sink or shower in sight. That's why I always carry these The Body Wipe by ShowerPill packets when I'm on the go. It makes me feel and smell 10-times better instantly.
This Ride-On Toy that Grows With My Kids
via: AmazonBoth of my kids have used this Pewi Walking Ride On Toy since they were nine months old and still fight over it to this day. It helped them learn to walk by strengthening their balance and coordination, and it's extremely stable so I know it's safe. I recommend it to all of my friends with kids!
This Bottle Cleaner that Makes Cleaning My Bottles a Breeze
via: AmazonMy husband and I both hate washing the dishes so much that we avoid it at all costs. Naturally, our dirty dishes tend to get out of hand pretty quickly. But ever since I found these Bottle Bright Water Bottle Pack Cleaning Tablets, I actually look forward to it. I just drop a tablet into the bottle and it does the hard work for me.
This Waffle Bowl Maker that's a Dessert Game-Changer
via: AmazonIf you have a sweet tooth like I do, this Presto Belgian Waffle Bowl Maker in Black will change the way you think about desserts. I make waffle bowls with it at least once per week, and so far I've made hot fudge sundaes in them, filled them with fresh berries and cream, and even tried to eat cereal out of them once. I do not recommend you try that last one, though...
This Ice Coffee Maker that Saves Me Tons of Money
via: AmazonI have no idea how this HyperChiller by Maxi-Matic HC2 Patented instant Coffee/Beverage Cooler works, but I'm sure glad it does. It makes iced coffee in literally one minute, which saves me a ton of time and money. I finally kicked my coffee shop habit with this thing!
This Handy Notebook that's Aptly Named
via: AmazonThis Shit I Can't Remember: An Organizer for All Your Passwords and Shit is as hilarious as it is handy. For some reason, I use a completely different username and password for everything, and this book helps me keep track of it all. No more having to hit "reset password" every time I go on Instagram!
These Car Hooks that Keep My Purse From Spilling Everywhere
via: AmazonI always throw my purse onto the passenger seat whenever I drive anywhere, and every time it spills all over the floor of my car. I finally got sick of searching under seats for my lip balm and bought these EldHus Ofspower Car Vehicle Back Seat Headrest Hook Hangers. Now I have a secure place to place my bag.
These Refreshing Mints that Give Me Energy
via: AmazonI'm a busy mom with two small kids, so I honestly can't remember the last time I wasn't completely exhausted. These Viter Energy Caffeinated Mints are not only a refreshing and delicious treat, but they're also caffeinated, so they give me the perfect jolt to get through my day.
This Makeup Remover Cloth that Works Like Magic
via: AmazonA friend of mine was recently raving about this Nano Towel Makeup Remover Face Wash Cloth she found on Amazon. I was dubious that it would actually work since it only uses water to remove even long-wear makeup. I was a believer the first time I used it. No more harsh facial soaps!
This Hands-Free Device that Keeps My Eyes on the Road
via: AmazonI'm not a very confident driver, so the thought of talking on the phone while driving is definitely not an option. This SoundBot Bluetooth 4.0 Car Kit Hands-Free Wireless Talking & Music Streaming Dongle allows me to talk to someone without even taking my hands off the steering wheel.
This Cake Mold that Makes a Giant Cupcake
via: AmazonI used this OMG Giant Cupcake Mold Pan to make an enormous cupcake for my mom's birthday last year and it was a huge hit. There's just something about giant cupcakes that makes them way more fun than a normal cake, even though they're pretty much the exact same thing.
This Massage Roller that Provides Sweet Relief
via: AmazonI cannot say enough good things about this Recoup Fitness Cryosphere Cold Massage Roller. It's worked wonders on my sore back and shoulder, and I've even used it across my foreheads while suffering from migraines. I keep it in my freezer so it's ready whenever I need it.
This Nifty Tool that Tells Me What's Wrong With My Car
via: AmazonI know nothing about how my car works, so whenever there's something wrong with it I use this FIXD OBD2 Professional Bluetooth Scan Tool & Code Reader for iPhone and Android. It diagnoses my "check engine" light so I can avoid paying costly mechanic bills by giving me a free estimate.
This IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow that Gets Me Through My Worst Days
via: AmazonAs a migraine sufferer, if I feel one coming on and am not able to stop it with medication, I can be miserable for an entire day (and sometimes longer). This IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow helps to relieve some of the pain and help me sleep during migraine days.
This Bottle-Emptying Kit that Cuts Down on Waste
via: AmazonThis Flip-It! Bottle Emptying Kit is seriously brilliant. It holds my bottles upside down so I make sure to use every last drop, which means I'm wasting less product and money. I'm still kicking myself for not thinking it up in the first place.
This Drain Cover that Makes My Baths 10X More Indulgent
via: AmazonI'm a huge fan of taking baths, and this SlipX Solutions Bottomless Bath Overflow Drain Cover is an easy way to make my soaks even more relaxing. It covers the overflow drain so I can fill my tub up higher than normal. Plus, it's only 6.99!
These Picture Hangers that Won't Damage My Walls
via: AmazonI own a 100-year-old home that has plaster walls, so whenever I put a hole in my wall it's super difficult to repair it. That's why I love these GoodHangups Damage Free Magnetic Poster and Picture Hangers. They use tiny but powerful magnets that are strong enough to hang a variety of pictures and posters.
This Motion Sensor Switch that's Ultra Convenient
via: AmazonMy hands are almost always full, so this Lutron Maestro Motion Sensor Switch is extremely convenient. Now, instead of having to set down a laundry basket, a bag of groceries, or a child or two, I can just walk into a room that I need to be illuminated and the light will turn on automatically.
This Wonder Hanger Max that's a Serious Space-Saver
via: AmazonMy house has tiny closets, and because I'm not ready to part with any of my clothing or accessories yet, I instead chose to maximize my space with these Wonder Hangers. They triple my closet space so my husband and I both have enough room for all of our stuff.
This Swimsuit Coverup that Has Amazing Features
via: AmazonI'm very particular about my swimsuit coverups, and this Quick Wrap Cover-up from RipSkirt Hawaii is my hands-down favorite. It's lightweight, water-resistant, quick-drying, easy to throw on and off, and has a built-in flat pocket for cash for a credit card. I won't vacation without this thing!
This Umbrella that Lights Up
via: AmazonI have an extremely active Australian Cattle Dog, and she forces me to take her for at least an hour-long walk multiple times per day rain or shine. This Auto Compact Umbrella Led Light-9k Fiberglass Ribs With Flashlight Handle keeps me safe and lights up my path so I can see where I'm going (and pick up after her).
This Cable Protector that Keeps My Cords Intact
via: AmazonBecause I'm a freelance writer, I frequently work on my laptop in various coffee shops, restaurants, and even airports. All of this traveling does a number on my cables, and I'm constantly having to buy new cords because of splitting issues. These Lightning Charger Cable Savers help prevent breakage.
This Zipuller that Helps You Get Dressed All By Yourself
via: AmazonThis Zipuller is downright brilliant. It's a strap that you attach to a zipper on any piece of clothing that you wouldn't be able to reach yourself and allows you to zip yourself up without anybody's help. I really wish I had known about this thing when I was single...
This Wine Keeper that's Extra Adorable
via: AmazonI love wine and I love adorable things, so this Air Cork Wine Preserver is right up my alley. It's a little balloon that you pump up to keep your wine fresh, but the air pump is shaped like a tiny bunch of grapes. How cute is that?!
This Door Lock that I Can Keep in My Wallet
via: AmazonBecause I can work from anywhere, I like to take full advantage of that fact and travel as much as possible. This The Original Portable Door Travel Lock is small enough to fit in my wallet but strong enough to hold up against even the most persistent of intruders.
This Utensil Organizer that's Perfect For My Tiny Kitchen
via: AmazonI have a troubling lack of drawer space in my kitchen, so I bought this Joseph Joseph DrawerStore Kitchen Drawer Organizer Tray to try to use the space more efficiently. I honestly can't believe how I fit all of my silverware in this narrow little tray. Now I don't even know what to do with all the leftover space!