Do you ever find yourself standing in front of a problem and thinking “someone has GOT to have a solution for this”? Whether you’re wondering how you can organize the messy cords under your desk or trying to get your dog to let you clip their nails (seriously impossible), we all face challenges daily that seem like someone should have figured it out. It turns out someone did, and their solution was an amazing product that you’ve never heard of before but that will make that problem vanish. And you’ve probably never even heard of them. From gadgets that will make cleaning a breeze to simple yet effective pet products, we’ve compiled 37 amazing items that take those “WHY?” moments and turn them into sighs of relief. You never know what you’re missing out on until you see it, so you’ll definitely want to check out all of these products. One could just change your life.
The Cooling Blanket That You Can Feel Working
When I say that you can feel this cooling blanket working, I’m not kidding — and I’m even lying on it as I type this. It’s the only thing that kept me sleeping through the night during last summer’s California heatwave, as the Japanese cooling fibers siphon away your body heat to keep you from getting hot. Plus, it even comes in sizes large enough for beds.
Those Pool Hammocks Will Change The Way You Pool in the Best Way Possible
When it gets to be the middle of summer, it’s almost impossible to lay out. The sun is so dang hot that you feel like you’re going to die of heat exhaustion within minutes. That’s why if I’m not taking a dip in my inflatable pool, I’m taking advantage of my parents’ pool and these pool hammocks. They allow me to get a tan while floating in the pool to help me stay cool.
Make Your House Smell Lovely with Essential Oils
Remember about five seconds ago when I said I had cats? Well sometimes they make my house smell a little less than perfect. If you’re like me and want to keep things fresh but you’re not a fan of chemical scents, this gorgeous essential oil diffuser may be the perfect solution. Not only does it mist lovely smells throughout your house, but it also has multiple LED colors and acts as a cute little lamp.
Keep an Eye on Your Pulse
I had never heard of a pulse oximeter until last week, but now that I know what it is I simply must have one. A pulse oximeter measures your pulse rate and your blood oxygen saturation levels. It’s great for athletes who want to have a deeper look at what their body is doing or for those with health conditions who need to check in. I’m definitely going to be giving it a go after my next workout.
Fight Water Damage With This Moisture Detector
There have been a few times in the last year that my laundry room and garage have seemed suspiciously wet. At the time, there wasn’t much I could do about it except hope I wasn’t about to get mold or deal with water damage. But I recently discovered this moisture detector, which allows you to see if an area is wet, or simply has a stain. If you’re worried about mold in your house this is a must have.
Fix That Muscle Pain With a TENS Unit
Real talk y’all, I love my TENS unit. If you’ve never used one before, they’re truly amazing: they send little electrical impulses through electrodes on your skin and help to relieve pain. I tend to go pretty hard on my body, and spending a little time with my TENS unit after a tough workout or when I’m having neck and back pain is absolutely what the doctor ordered. If you’ve got aches and pains and nothing else is working, definitely try out this little baby.
Check Your Roast from the Couch
Look, I love the idea of a meat thermometer because I have no interest in eating undercooked meat, but I’m also incredibly lazy and don’t want to have to check my meat. The solution? The Meater. It’s a meat thermometer that sends all its info straight to your phone. Pop it in when you start cooking and you get all the deets without having to head back to the kitchen. It’s seriously the utmost inconvenience.
Keep the Kids Busy With the Best Water Toy Ever
When I was a kid, we didn’t have fancy water toys. All we could do during the hot summer months was pull out the hose and stick a thumb over half of it to blast each other. But today’s gets live in a better world. One where you can buy a cute little wader pool that also sends up water jets to play in. It’s the best of pools and sprinklers combined.
Keep Track of Temps With This Bluetooth Thermometer
So you’ve already got that amazing meat thermometer but what if you want temps delivered to your phone from somewhere other than the oven? This little Bluetooth thermometer not only tells you temperature, it also lets you know the humidity. It’s great for the fridge, a greenhouse, or anywhere else you need to be certain the temperature is right where you want it.
Use Angry Mama to Clean Persistent Microwave Stains
This silly little Angry Mama may not look like much, but she is powerful. My parents gifted me one for Christmas a few years ago, and I was floored with how effective it is. Fill her up with some cleaning solution or a bit of water and vinegar, pop her in the microwave and let it go for a few minutes. She’ll steam clean all the nasty stains, and all you have to do is run a paper towel over the surfaces when she’s done. Seriously: it changed my cleaning game.
Stay Lazy With These Smart Plugs
Picture this: you’re comfy in bed, you’re reading a nice book, and it’s just about time for you to turn off the light and head to dreamland. Only problem? Your lamp is on the other side of the room. Oh what’s that? All you have to do is say “Hey Alexa, turn off the nightlight”? That’s right: with this smart plug, you can control anything you plug in via your smart home. My favorite feature is that if I head to work and I’m worried I left something on, I can just turn it off right from my desk.
No More Slipping Rugs With This Adhesive
Sometimes the most powerful products are the simplest. This Gorilla Glue Rug Gripper falls into that camp. No matter what I do, my area rugs always seem to slippity slide all over the flood. Maybe it’s the cats running sprints through the house. We’ll never know. That’s why I tried out these grippers, which are absolutely miracle products. They have double sided adhesive, but they’re reusable and don’t damage the floor. They just provide a perfectly solid grip.
Tame Your Cables
Few things cause me more deep-seated rage than trying to make a room in my house look nice only for it to be ruined by a mess of cables going every which way. I had nearly given up on the possibility of good cable management until I found this cord organizer. You can fit multiple cords in the sleeve, protect your cables in the process, and even cut the organizer to fit your needs.
Solid Internet Throughout the House With This Extender
Few things bring more terror to my heart than a dreaded dead spot in my home WiFi. Especially once I started working from home during the pandemic, it became not just an irritation but a serious problem if I couldn’t access the internet. This little internet extender is a brilliant solution that doesn’t break the bank. It adds up to 1000 sq. ft. to your internet range, plus it has an ethernet port so you can plug in directly if your WiFI isn’t cutting it.
The Perfect Temperature Every Time
Last year my husband started eyeing mug warmers, but decided it was too fancy. When I surprised him with one for his birthday, it turned out it absolutely was not too fancy: he uses it literally every day and absolutely loves it. If you’re the kind of person who will let your coffee or tea sit half full until it’s completely cold, this warmer is for you. Pop your mug on top of it, and you’ll have the perfect temperature beverage every time.
Keep Your Desktop Clean
Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something about this teeny tiny vacuum made for tabletops that I find utterly charming. I might buy one and put googly eyes on it just to keep as a pet. But if you’re not as desperate for adorable things as I am, you’ll still want to pick up this itty bitty vacuum to keep your surfaces fresh and clean. A brilliant alternative to dusting, because instead of just pushing all the dust and dirt onto the floor you actually clean it up.
Actually Organized Battery Storage
There are certain things in this life that are simply impossible to keep organized. Tupperware. The lids to your pots and pans. And batteries. Especially if you’ve got multiple sizes or styles, there’s basically no hope. Or there wasn’t until you found this brilliant battery organizer. It holds up to 93 different sizes of batteries, and you can store it flat in a drawer or mount it to a wall. You can easily see your different sizes and access them without digging through mess. And it comes with a battery tester so you always know when you’ve got some juice.
Absolutely Satisfying Dust Removal
There are a few areas that are incredibly difficult to clean: your keyboard. Your air vents. Your printer. All those little nooks and crannies that just seem to gather dust. No more! This ColorCoral Gel conforms to small spaces and picks up all the little nasties that are just out of reach. It’s incredibly satisfying.
Stay Organized Without Obscuring Your Monitor
I’m absolutely in love with this add on computer panel, and I’m about to get one (or two…or three) for myself. It’s an acrylic panel that sticks on to the edge of any monitor so that you can add sticky notes, dry erase reminders, or even store something in the little shelf space at the bottom. Organization here I come.
Your Own Personal Cool
This summer has been hot and the AC in my house hasn’t quite been keeping up. I’ve definitely been eyeing this personal fan as a solution. It fits comfortably around your neck and has two heads so you get air from all angles. If you don’t want to wear it, it can sit easily on a desk. With multiple modes, it will meet all. your cooling needs.
Keep All That Mess Out of Sight
My desk has a tendency to get messy very quickly. There are just so many things that need a home: my headphones, all my chargers, my smartwatch…no wonder it gets crowded. This headphone stand takes an innovative approach to fixing the clutter: move it underneath. Instead of standing on top of the desk, this stand attaches underneath so you can hang multiple sets of headphones (or something else) nicely out of sight. And it has multiple USB ports for easy charging. Hello desk space!
On the Go Notes
Bear with me: this little bracelet may look a little doofy, but in the right context it’s a lifesaver. If you were one of those kids who used to write all their notes directly on their arm, this is absolutely the note-taking method for you. The band wraps around your wrist: write out your notes in pen, and then you can easily erase them at the end of the day. If you don’t like wearing it on your arm, you can also keep it in a purse. I love having a way to take notes with me all the time.
Fight Aches and Pains with Relaxing Cool
I get headaches. A lot. And no matter how many remedies I try, the one that always works the best is a cold pack around my neck. Unfortunately, most ice packs don’t sit nicely on the neck, and I’m left constantly adjusting them. Enter Cool Time’s neck cooling tube. It’s build to fit around your neck, whether you’re using it to soothe your head, fight a hot flash, or just stay cold during the summer. I will be using this for the rest of my life.
Air Drying Without the Hassle
There are some major benefits to drying your clothes by hanging them on a clothesline: fewer wrinkles, using less energy, and the lovely smell of fresh air. But not all of us have the set up for a clothesline, and it can be a serious pain in the butt to set one up and take it down. Or at least it was until I found this retractable clothesline. You just have to mount it to a wall and you’re ready to go. Plus it easily retracts when you’re done. Simplicity wins again.
Tame Your Cords with Ease
Speaking of easily retracting, let’s talk about extension cords. These beasts exist to make storage impossible. Which is why I’m surprised it took someone this long to create an extension cord winder. This amazing gadget automatically rolls out and winds up your cord as you need it, so you never have to worry about finding the right place to arrange all that extra cord.
Do Basically Anything With This Multi-Tool
If we’re talking about cool gizmos and gadgets that you didn’t know you needed, there’s no way the list would be complete without a really good multitool. This one has 16 (yes, you read that right 16) tools included: axe, hammer, flat jaw plier, regular pliers, wire cutter, knife, bottle opener, file, wood saw, slotted screwdriver, Philips screwdriver, fish descaler, and a hex wrench. I’m exhausted just listing them all.
Relaxation Has Never Been Easier
I’ve never been a huge fan of camping chairs or beach chairs: they’re just not comfortable. So how is a girl supposed to relax on beach day? After sitting in one of these inflatable loungers I have never looked back. They pack up small, inflate easily, and give you comfort all day long. Plus there’s a pocket for all your accessories. Beach day here I come.
Non-Flame Lighter for the Clumsy Among Us
I’m a huge fan of candles: I have tons around my house. But I’m also a huge klutz, and if I ever have kids that anxiety level will just ratchet right up. Using matches or a traditional lighter feels like a recipe for disaster. I’ve switched over to this flameless lighter and it’s amazing: I can still easily get my candles going, but there’s no flame to worry about. It’s especially good for camping, grills, or fireworks.
The Ultimate in Cat Pampering
Some people say I spoil my cats but I prefer to say that I give them everything they deserve. That includes this incredibly cool bed that attaches directly to a window. It’s the perfect perch for what I like to call “kitty TV”, and what other people like to call “the birds outside”. It’s a great alternative to the bulky cat trees that are expensive and take up tons of floor real estate.
The Toy That Just Keeps Playing
Speaking of pampering my fluffy friends, let’s talk about playtime. You may not know that cats actually need about an hour of playtime each day. I can never quite seem to get as much play in as my little buddies want, which is why I love this automatic toy. All I have to do is press a button and it will start bopping around to get my kitty’s attention. He gets the play he needs and I can finish writing that article that’s looming. The best of both worlds.
Clean Even the Most Persistent Fur With This Top Rated Roller
Ok so maybe I’m a bit cat-centric, but I promise this next one is good for any pet lover. Because every pet lover knows the struggle of trying to manage all the fur that inevitably comes with having a fur baby. Sure, lint rollers are fine, but they’re sticky and you have to keep pulling off the paper to get to a fresh spot. I love this self-cleaning lint roller, which picks up just as much hair but has a compartment to store it until you’re ready to empty it out. It works on clothes, carpets, blankets…pretty much everything. Get out of here fur!
No Fuss Nail Clipping
Trying to clip the toenails of a dog or a cat is one step up from spending a few minutes in the ninth level of hell. But it’s a necessity unless you want your furniture (and possibly your arms and legs) scratched all to heck. My quality of life has improved significantly since I stopped clipping and moved to grinding: I don’t have to worry about accidentally hitting the quick, it’s incredibly fast, and it makes almost no noise, keeping your pet calm through the whole process.
Safe the Sofa With This Cute Dog Bed
If your dog is a couch lover but you’re fully sick and tired of trying to remove fur from the cushions, take a different tactic: snag this couch cover that acts as a cute dog bed. Fido gets a place to sleep and you get a clean couch.
This Automatic Feeder is a Gift from the Heavens
Before I got an automatic feeder, my cats would wake me up at truly unholy times in the morning begging for food. Because they are piglets. So I would regularly hear a meep as early as 4 or 5 a.m. and the wake ups were not something I could handle, so I decided to take the plunge and get an automatic feeder. Friends it is more than worth it. All you have to worry about is refilling when it’s empty, and everything else is taken care of for you.
Get ‘er Next Level Clean With Cult Tik Tok Cleaning Gadget
There are times I feel like I need a power tool to manage the stains and dirt in my house…which is why I got this set of drill attachments for some truly deep cleaning. With a variety of extenders, sizes, and brushes, you can get at any dirt and easily wipe it away with minimal effort. This is how cleaning should be.
Achieve Perfect Posture
Be honest with yourself: your posture probably isn’t as good as it could be, right? It’s possible that the way you sit and stand is causing you some pain too. If you want a quick and easy way to fix it, this posture corrector is the way to go. It helps to align your spine correctly so you learn how to stop slouching and engage the muscles you need.
A Light Right at Your Fingertips
If you’re a bit of a DIY person, you’ve probably had the frustration of trying to work in a small space with very little light. Sure you can bring a flashlight in there, but trying to get it set up when you need both your hands is basically impossible. When I first saw these flashlight gloves I knew we were living in the future: they leave your fingers free for any task but shine a light directly out of the fingertips so you can easily see what you’re doing. Brilliant for working under the sink, camping, or even just exploring the deep corners of your closet.