37 Genius Products To Help Fix Small Problems
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you should probably clean your grout.
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A grout cleaner that clings to silicone sealants (so the thin area around your shower head, in between your tiles, etc.) and effectively banishes mold and mildew to the pits of heck forever, which is where they rightfully belong. Someone contact Dante and let him know we’ve got another inferno contender.
A vacuum hose attachment in which multiple reviewers (multiple!) swear they pulled out whole socks from their lint traps. Clogged vents = longer drying times = higher utility bills = less money in your bank account to put toward, say, more Seamless takeout.
A floating hidden bookshelf that scratches the itch of having your own at-home library (you’ll have it one day, I promise). These sturdy shelves are great for anyone with limited storage but a *ton* of books, meaning no more scattered paperbacks littering your bedroom floor.
A shower curtain liner with mesh pockets for anyone done with cluttering the corners of their (very tiny) bathtub via an excess of shampoo bottles. You like one for volume and you like the other for strength; I get it. This makes it easy to store a ton of stuff without making your tub feel cluttered.
An adjustable ~garbage can~ to toss the food wrappers, receipts, and heaven-knows-what-else that accumulates in your vehicle. Picture it now: a world in which your passenger seat isn’t cluttered with coffee to-go cups.
An ultra thin electrical cover because the only outlet in your entire bedroom is covered by a heavy dresser. Say so long, farewell to wiggling furniture out in order to make room for bulky plugs: This cover is connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at a time.
LED Under-cabinet lights to make any teeny kitchen feel more spacious, more inviting, and less like a dungeon made worse by bad fluorescence. You can even keep these on overnight to reduce the chance of ghost encounters on your way to grab a glass of water.
A no-scrub Wet & Forget cleaner to make “cleaning” as easy as one, two, spritz. This no-rinse product should be used weekly to keep your shower free of mildew, which basically means it will take all of two seconds to feel like you’ve deep-cleaned the place in which you bathe.
Reusable K Cups about to save you so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste, but they’re also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.
A multi-purpose basket that expands to fit your sink *and* collapses so it can be shoved right back into a tiny kitchen cabinet. Cleverly designed with draining holes, this tool is perfect for straining pasta, washing fruits and veggies, or even drying some dishes. You know the metal colander you have now? The one that takes up more space than its worth? Ahem. We think it’s on its way out.
Let’s Cheat Dry Shampoo – it enlists the help of charcoal powder and rice starch to make squeaky clean hair as easy as one, two, spritz. Bid adieu to allllll the ponytails you were forced to wear in your past on account of not having time for a proper shampoo.
A stainless steel wiper which makes post-baking cleanup seem — gird your loins here — like a complete breeze! This gadget effortlessly scoops up funfetti so that you won’t have to run your whisk under soap and hot water for 84 years. You also won’t lose an entires cake’s worth of batter.
A set of Swedish dish cloths that are great at wiping up spills, saving you a ton of $$$ (they can be thrown in the wash when dirty), and cutting down on waste because you won’t have to purchase more paper. So in other words, a total win.
A Joseph Joseph cutting board so you can chop ingredients and then quickly transfer them ~straight~ into the pan thanks to an ergonomic handle. This bebe is also foldable for easy storage and dishwasher-safe, so you truly cannot go wrong.
A watering funnel that gives you no choice but to water your plants. The amount of water that has pooled on your floor rather than into the roots of that ZZ… ridiculous, quite frankly! This is effective, takes up no extra space, doesn’t look like an eyesore, and gets a task (one that you constantly put off) out of the way.
A toothpaste holder complete with a toothpaste squeezer to make sure you get every last minty drop trapped in that damn tube. (One reviewer even describes this as ingenious and TBH, they are not wrong.)
Drop Stop car gap fillers (as seen on Shark Tank!) with all of your late-night McDonald’s runs in mind. French fries falling into the abyss that is the cracks in your seat? No longer a problem with this genius neoprene invention.
A sheet set made from a more breathable eucalyptus lyocell material; it also uses 96% less water and comes responsibly packaged in a recyclable cardboard box with zero waste. Not to mention there are !!! tags !!! that say which corner of the bed each side of the sheet belongs on. Oh all the time I would have saved…
A hard water stain-remover because I’m ready to say so long and farewell to the days of staring at my gross shower head that still looks awful despite hours (upon hours) of scrubbing. This quick-working formula is great for toilets, tiles, shower doors, and really anything else that’s been affected by hard water!
A Kitsch headband perfect for nighttime skincare routines. This must-have accessory is crafted with a luxuriously soft microfiber material that won’t tug at their roots, plus has an opening in the back to ensure your pony stays secure. No more drenched scalp after a simple cleanse.
A slow feeder licking mat to keep your doggo entertained for more than *checks watch* three seconds. A suction cup design allows this to be placed vertically or horizontally, which makes it a must-have bath time accessory — peanut butter not included.
A spoon holder (and steam releaser!) because read my lips: dirty spoons on countertops. There is nothing worse than pasta sauce cluttering up a work station. Sure, you can get yourself a spoon rest, but…how boring. And impractical for small kitchens.
A black faux leather desk valet to have you feeling as if all your ducks are in a row during your 9 to 5. This handy organizer provides enough slots for all WFH essentials one could ever need: notepads, iPads, chargers, papers, etcetera.
A “Bacon Bin” if the inconvenience of storing grease was ever so overwhelming in the moment, you contemplated the unthinkable — pouring said grease down the drain and adding your plumber to speed dial. This “I should have thought of that” invention gives you a place to store piping hot liquid until you can use *or* properly dispose of it.
An elephant organizer cleverly designed with a ~drainage~ trunk, aka this can store cutlery and toothbrushes without trapping any gunky water.
A hanging clip if the bottom of your purse is covered in the dirt and grime of dive bars past. This convenient invention is perfect for public restroom stall doors, grocery carts, tables with barely enough room for your plate of food, etcetera. It doesn’t require much space thanks to a sturdy grip!
A Chuckit! ball launcher to play fetch without having to, well, get your rump off your backyard patio furniture. If you’ve got a doggo with more energy than you after ten cups of cold brew, this is a great way to play for long periods of time without overexerting yourself in the process.
A magnetic stove shelf for folks who understand the struggle of living in an amoeba-sized apartment (shoutout to literally everyone living in New York). This requires zero installation and provides a nice, neat, tidy place to keep your kitchen essentials, freeing up a ton of cabinet *and* countertop space in the process.
A memory foam seat cushion to take your uncomfortable desk chair and turn it into something you can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.
A hand-powered chopper to save you blood, sweat, and tears… literally. Chopping onions (or veggies, fruits nuts, herbs, and more) will no longer be a sobbing affair thanks to this small-but-mighty kitchen gadget.
An air pressure wine bottle opener because I am an adult, I have consumed many a $7 red, and yet — there is nothing that makes my palms sweat faster than a manual corkscrew opener. The cork breaks in half about two-thirds of the time and I just no longer have that level of patience. Give them the gift of stress-free Pinot. They’ll truly thank you for it.
A six-outlet wall charger with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because your entire apartment has a single outlet and considering all the devices that need to be charged… that simply won’t suffice. Luxury is being able to juice up my phone, laptop, and earbuds at the same damn time.
Silicone ear grips for your favorite pair of prescription frames. These anti-slip holders basically ensure that your glasses stay put, meaning constant re-adjusting and slipping down your nose? A thing of the past! Plus, these won’t dig into your skin and give you a headache.
A reversible waterproof desk mat that cackles in the face of coffee rings. Plus, don’t have a space large enough to accommodate a fancy WFH set-up? Same. Slap this bebe on your living room coffee table to at least give the *feeling* of typing away at a genuine office desk.
A soundproofing strip because that upstairs neighbor is practicing tap dance routines, your roommate has been blasting the same ’90s Spotify playlist since 7 a.m., and I can really go on but don’t want to. Buy the damn soundproofing strip. You’re welcome.
A set of oven liners to save you the heartache (yes, heartache) of burnt roast chicken bits — the kind that will require a minimum of seven scouring pads and so. much. backache. Consider that time-consuming cleaning step all but gone.
An ingenious scrap collector with a wire rim that easily attaches to the edge of your counter top. Consider post-cooking clean-up a true breeze by simply scraping those potato peels and random morsels of rice right into this silicone bin.
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