31 Clever Inventions I’m Surprised Exist
Life goal: meet whoever invented the combination milk and cereal cup.
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Game-changing ceiling fan pulls, because apparently I’m not the only one who cannot for the life of me remember which cord controls the light and which controls the fan. Honestly, why don’t they make all ceiling fans with these?!?
A super clever keyring bangle that’s the ultimate combo of fashion and function. If you’re anyone who loses anything that’s not literally attached to their body, this was basically made for you.
A LOL-worthy screaming goat figure, because don’t you just want to meet (and befriend) whoever was like, “What about a little plastic goat that shrieks when you press him? I think we could all use that.” They were correct.
An ingenious cereal cup with separate holes for the milk and cereal, so you can simply take a sip of the perfect, non-soggy breakfast (with a perfect milk-to-cereal ratio, of course) from anywhere. Bowls and spoons? I don’t know them.
A ~fantastically~ funny unicorn horn for your KitchenAid mixer that should win every design award known to man (and mythological equine), because it’s pretty much the only thing that could make your favorite kitchen gadget better.
An oh-so-helpful plastic bag holder for those moments when you feel like you’d need one or two additional limbs to stop meal prep from being such a mess. We’ve all been there — so why have we lived without these for so long?
A super convenient magnetic wristband strong enough to hold up to one pound (!!!) of tools you want to have close at hand, so it’ll be like you have an assistant right there with you.
Sleep-saving LED light-blocking stickers to take the annoying lights on all your household gadgets from wayyyyy too bright to *just right*. These are for anyone who’s ever stared with loathing at their clock in the middle of the night, wishing they could somehow reprogram it to be less bright and obnoxious.
A split bedding set designed specifically for couples who can never seem to agree on blanket ratio. No more freezing because babe keeps hogging the comforter or sweating because they *insist* on using all the covers even in the middle of the summer.
A pack of cheerful and colorful Scrub Daddy sponges that are now famous, but remain one of the best pitches in Shark Tank history. They’re ingeniously designed to be odor-resistant and scratch free, with eye holes that make an easy grip and a mouth for scrubbing both sides of silverware at once.
The Guac-Lock, an amazing airtight container that’ll allow you to enjoy guacamole goodness for days on end with no browning. It’s the scientific advancement we always knew we needed but never thought possible — dreams really do come true.
An absolutely inspired car dipping sauce holder that’ll clip to your vents and make your drive-thru meal an even more wonderful experience. You’ll pity your fellow fast food patrons who are still spilling BBQ all over their seats or balancing ranch precariously on their center console.
Beyond handy grocery bag handles that must have been designed by someone who also REFUSES to make multiple trips into the house with their baggage. These babies make it possible to carry way more at once and can even hold the bags together in the back of the car so they don’t spill.
A must-have, keychain-friendly car escape tool to up your emergency-preparedness game. This tiny miracle has both a seatbelt cutter and a window breaker to get you to safety ASAP.
Specially designed hoodie hangers for anyone whose epic loungewear collection deserves the best — but is often the absolute worst to hang up.
Absolutely genius Grease Bags that’ll not only save your drain from all the oil you might otherwise pour down it, but will actually make said greasy cooking residue commercially compostable. Yes, really.
A waterproof notepad for recording all of your vitally important shower thoughts, because it’s truly where your best ideas come from. Wait…do we think the person who came up with this came up with it…in the shower???
The amazing Alleyoop Pen Pal, aka an incredibly fun and convenient four-in-one makeup pen that’ll let you do pretty much your whole face with one tool. Just click down the various levers for eyeliner, lip liner, highlighter, and an eye/eyebrow pencil, all in one portable and adorable package.
A pair of Boot Bananas that’ll use a combo of plant extracts, activated charcoal, minerals, and salts to deodorize even the stinkiest of shoes. And the coolest part? Just like a real banana, they’ll brown over time as they soak up more and more nastiness, so you’ll know when you need to purchase a new pair.
A clever cap washing cage so you’ll be able to pop baseball caps in the top rack of your dishwasher or top-loading washing machine to get them looking like new. Honestly, hat’s off to whoever invented this.
A convenient condiment fork you can store around the snack jar itself, so you won’t ever find yourself ~in a pickle~ and have to stick your fingers in the brine. If necessity is the mother of invention, whoever invented this must have similar snacking habits to me.
Hilarious yet practical pop-up fire hydrant pee pads that’ll not only look way less unsightly around your house than plain ones, but also be easier for your pup to find (and aim at). Pee-ure genius.
A super useful washable, reusable, cotton-blend towel made to do (and excel at) one very specific job. Namely, absorb all the grease from your bacon with less waste than just using a paper towel.
A simply brilliant bracelet fastening tool that allows you to hold one end of your bauble steady instead of trying to contort your hands into unnatural positions just to put on your damn jewelry.
A Guzzle Buddy, the as-seen-on-Shark Tank product that you can pop right into your beloved bottle of vino to aerate it and drink it on the couch in your PJs in a (slightly) more dignified way than usual. It also helps make it VERY clear that you’re not sharing. Yup, the creator of this product just *gets* you.
A beautiful and creative intimate art kit that allows you and your partner to create a museum-worthy painting with your bodies while you get frisky. Yes, really.
A smart double pan to make flipping omelets, bacon, grilled cheese, and more so ~flipping~ easy, plus help you get the fluffiest pancakes you’ve ever made in your life.
An absolutely iconic Schitt spray that’s the mash-up of pop culture and practical product you never knew you needed. Ew, David, I bet you thought stinking up the bathroom was just an inevitable part of life. Nope — just spritz this oil blend onto the toilet before you go to mask whatever damage you’re about to do (especially if you’re Roland using the loo in the Rose’s motel room).
A brilliant color-coded keyboard cover illustrating all the shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop that’ll be a true game-changer for anyone who uses that app about as much as they use their email. And here you were thinking about just tattooing these shortcuts on your hands — this is a bit easier.
And finally, a very handsome top hat for reptiles and other small animals basically guaranteed to be the best thing you’ll see all day. It’s called fasssssshion, look it up.
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