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    31 Things That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

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    1. A jewelry cleaning brush because no one should deal with dull diamonds. This brush will make them sparkle just like the first day you bought them., Amazon

    Promising review: "Can't tell you the number of times I've been on my way to an event, meeting, party, etc., and realize my ring is cloudy from lotion — ack! I run to the bathroom to quickly clean it, it takes 30–60 seconds max, and my ring looks brand new again! I don't even take my ring off — just get it wet, twist the bottom to make the cleaner come out into the brush, scrub with the brush, and rinse with warm water. The cleaner foams up as you brush — it really feels like it's cleaning off the grime and oils. The brush is super soft and really gets into nooks and crannies, unlike the brushes that come in those jar cleaners that are always too bristly and thick for my dainty yellow gold jewelry." —honestreviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    2. A coil hair tie that won't cause creasing or denting unlike regular hair ties. Also, these won't break or pull out your hair!

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    These coils will save you on the days when you want to keep your hair super straight, but need to keep it pulled back.

    Promising review: "I have thin, fine hair and either my hair gets tangled and pulled out with traditional holders or they slip out of my hair. I have used these coils for four days and have not had an issue. They don’t pull or snag. And the best part is that they stay in and don’t slide out." —ChrissyT

    Get eight from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).

    3. A grooming glove to remove excess hair from your beloved pet by mimicking petting as to calm nerves and keep fidgeting at a minimum.


    Promising review: "Fantastic dog grooming aid! Our older rescue dog isn't too keen on the routine dog brushing stuff but her thick coat really needs the grooming — this dog grooming glove is the exact right answer. Put the glove on, pet the dog, and all that loose hair comes away leaving her coat feeling so much smoother and softer without causing her to be nervous or upset over a brushing. Highly recommend, and yes I'm going to be ordering as gifts for a couple of other dog owners I know!" —DSP

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available for left- and right-handed people).

    4. A pepper spray glove for joggers that insist that early morning or late night runs when very few bystanders are around are the only way to go.


    The glove helps keep the pepper spray in place if the unfortunate event happens that it needs to be used quickly and effectively. It can also be helpful if you walk your dog late at night, or have to travel on public transportation way past the hours you feel comfortable doing so.

    Promising review: "I love how safe this helps me feel when I’m out running. It fits snugly and comfortably, and the switch to activate the spray is easily in reach of my thumb." —SaraStroh

    Get it from Amazon for $10.39.

    5. Or maybe shoe lights to help joggers better light their paths for safer runs. Hello random fallen branch that I might not have seen otherwise, I can now avoid you and keep my ankle intact.,

    These lights clip onto your laces to stay in place. You charge the lights between runs via a USB cord, and then the battery can last up to five hours. The light extends up to 30 feet in front of you to make sure you avoid all road blocks.

    Promising review: "These magical little lights have made a WORLD of difference for my dark and early morning runs. I used to trudge forth cursing the damned moon for being so dim, the clouds for blocking the dim moon and the sun for being lazy and not joining me for my 5:30 a.m. runs. Now I can run carefree, knowing I will see whatever stone, stick, or frog is in my path. They hold their charge for hours and I don't have to plug them in for days. They provide consistent bright light, and I cannot feel them on my shoes. They are virtually weightless and easy to install. No annoying rattling noises, just trouble-free clear white light. They even have a little red light on the side to serve as tail lights in case you ever run in the road. You can see me coming for a mile and more importantly I can see what's ahead on the trail." —hattycakes

    Get them from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in three styles).

    6. Anti-chafe bands because having to deal with pain and irritation when you're just trying to look ~flawless~ is just too darn annoying.

    Check out our highlight of the anti-chafe bands here!

    Promising review: "Ladies, we can finally toss the deodorant. These things work! I was hella skeptical, because my thighs are crazy resistant to any sort of chafe defense. My thighs just love rubbing up against each other too much. But that crap has got to stop! I wore these while walking at least five hours at a music festival and they stayed put without me ever needing to adjust them! I couldn't believe it! My delicate inner thigh skin was preserved, not a chafe in sight, and they're so feminine and romantic looking that I didn't even care if someone caught a peek at that beautiful lace. Way sexier than my usual biker shorts. Love that I can wear dresses all day now without worrying about my thighs overheating." —OceanHips

    Get them from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in 15 styles and sizes 2—24).

    7. Bottle cleaning tablets so you can finally reach the bottom of your water bottle without having to furiously scrub or get your entire arm wet in the process of trying to reach all the nooks and crannies.

    They're biodegradable, chlorine-free, all-natural, and environmentally safe! They work on stainless steel bottles, plastic, glass, porcelain, and silicone.

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure if this was a gimmick or not. Turns out it works really well. I have four metal thermos-like containers that are used to keep tea warm every day. Over time, the tea stained the insides and was very difficult to remove. I added one of these tablets to the container, filled it with hot water, and let it sit for a few hours. When I came back to rinse it out, I was literally amazed at how clean it was. I think it looked cleaner than when it was new. I called my wife over to show her, and she was equally impressed. Awesome product!" —Robert A Moreno II

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    8. A set of RFID blocking sleeves for credit cards, debit cards, and passports to prevent your personal information being illegally scanned by unauthorized devices.


    These sleeves are not bulky, so you can cover your cards without having extra bulge in your wallet. Each sleeve is lined with an electromagnetic shield to block unwanted signal.

    Promising review: "I tested these sleeves with my RFID chip security doors at work. When my card is in the sleeve, the door doesn't open and my card is completely protected. I use these on all my credit cards and passport. With all the scams out there, I want my cards to be protected from getting scanned without my knowledge. These can be used everyday. I've used one for my everyday bank card for weeks now." —Jerry

    Get 18 sleeves from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four styles).

    9. A construction plate and utensils to excite your child during meal time and make eating vegetables a way more pleasurable experience for everyone involved.

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    Promising review: "My grandson has sensory processing issues and will not eat many foods. With this unique plate and utensil set, I have another approach to trying new foods. He loves trucks so everything I try to get him to eat now is coming from the construction site. He cautiously watches me load and move the food. Before this he wouldn't attempt utensils. We are progressing slowly just as all construction sites." —Brenda the great gift finder

    Get them from Uncommon Goods for $14.95+ (plate and utensils sold separately).

    10. Mesh laundry bags that'll help separate lights from darks, delicates from non-delicates, and socks. Say goodbye to the confusion of missing or torn garments!


    These bags can also come in handy while traveling! They'll help organize your suitcase so items don't go spilling out the moment you open.

    Get the set from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. Or maybe a sock coupler if that's your Achilles heel of laundry. No more sock relationships torn apart because one was tragically dropped or lost in the icky grooves of the machine.


    Promising review: "I love these discs. No more lost socks! They take a couple seconds to apply, but my socks come out clean, dry, and ready to fold. They're actually a time saver because you don’t have to search the whole laundry bin. Each sock is paired and ready to go." —G. J. Kleinpell

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $12.49.

    12. A defrosting tray so you never again have to feel complete panic when you realize you didn't take the chicken out of the freezer like your mother asked, and now she's minutes away from unlocking the front door and serving you the iciest look because you didn't do that single, simple favor.

    Promising review: "I compared the defrosting board against a paper towel. Both were placed with a piece of frozen chicken breast starting at the same time. After a little over an hour, the breast on the defrosting board was completely defrosted. The other one was frozen firmly together with the paper towel. After three hours, the chicken breast on the paper towel was still hard in the core. The defrosting tray is magic!" —OC user

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. A magnetic clasp converter for necklaces and bracelets that'll prevent you from awkwardly struggling to hook something behind your back or with your non-dominant hand.


    This sterling silver magnet clasp is also nickel-free, meaning it won't turn your skin a horrible shade of green after wearing.

    Promising review: "I have a number of necklaces with clasps so tiny that I have trouble connecting them, so I was looking for magnets that would be strong enough to support a chain and pendant that were fairly valuable. This turned out to be a winner! I can sleep and shower with it on and never have to worry about it becoming detached. I actually have to tug a bit to get it to unlatch." —EDC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52+ (available in larger quantities).

    14. Button-extenders because enjoying a meal and then feeling uncomfortable as heck is not how I'm trying to live my life in 2019. These will add an extra inch to your pants' waistline.


    Promising review: "We all have those favorite pair of pants or shirts that we look absolutely great in; you gain a little weight and goodbye to those favorite pants and shirts. That was BEFORE running across this product on Amazon. That pile of clothes that no longer fits is no longer a problem because I get all the 'extra space' I need by applying one of these comfy things. If you are like me and have clothes that no longer fit, this product is a better investment that spending on a new wardrobe. Buy this product and tell all your friends your new secret." —Paganni's Ghost

    Get six from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in three colors).

    15. A cosmetic palette so you can more easily mix and apply makeup without creating a mess. Now you can blend shades for a tone that more accurately matches your skin after a beach weekend!


    This palette is incredibly easy to clean with soap and water once you're finished!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.94.

    16. Bra band extenders that'll allow you to get full use out of a bra before you've got to replace it. It'll combat bands that are just a bit too tight.

    Promising review: "I've recognized that this was a very smart purchase. The hooks feel nice and solid, and once attached to a bra, they stay in place perfectly. The material isn't at all scratchy. It's hard to get too excited over bra extenders, but these suit their purpose just fine. If you need an item like this, I can easily recommend them — just be sure to measure the width of your bra hooks, and order the right size." —S. Meyer

    Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three colors and various sizes).

    17. Felt pan sleeves to prevent scorching off a finger the next time you try to meal prep on Sunday evening.


    Get a set of three from Food52 for $36 (available in five colors). And for a similar cheaper set, try these pan sleeves from Amazon.

    18. A magnetic wristband designed to hold screws, nails, drill bits, and literally anything else that's metal while you're performing handy tasks around your home.

    Promising review: "At first this was totally an impulse buy, but I just tried it out when I was fixing my chandelier, and it saved me a lot of time from going back and forth to my table to get parts. I had several awkwardly shaped pieces of metal on the wristband and not one of them fell off. This is a great time saver and it really helps to free up your hands so you don't have to put your tools underneath your arm to reach in your pocket. Instead just reach over to your wrist and the hardware you need is right there. This will definitely come in hand in all sorts of projects." —Tristan L

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A shower head with a removable Bluetooth speaker so you can karaoke your fav tunes while shampooing. And no worries, the speaker is waterproof.

    This bluetooth shower head can also take phone calls, so you never have to say the, "I was in the shower!" line again. This speaker can connect to any phone.

    Promising review: "I have three daughters and they all love it. The sound quality is great and we've never experienced it cutting out. My 11-year-old actually got the package before I got home from work and she was able to install it herself without any help from me whatsoever. The thing I love the most about it is the water pressure. My fear when I bought this was that it was going to be a 'gimmick' and while the speaker worked, it would be lacking in the actual shower department. This could not be further from the truth. The water pressure is amazing and I now find myself using their shower because the pressure is actually better than what's in my room. I anticipate a re-order in the near future for me." —Clayton

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    20. An exfoliating brush that'll help free ingrown hairs and relieve irritation.


    This brush has a handle so you can fully grip it while exfoliating.

    Promising review: "This little thing works, but heads up, it isn't super comfortable! I can handle it, and I use it everywhere. I've never been able to shave my legs the day after previously having shaved, even if I used coconut oil. However if I use this AND coconut oil, I can shave as often as I want. No ingrowns, and my stubble is super soft compared to the sand paper that it used to be the day after shaving. Get it! It's worth everything! It gives you the best result if you use it frequently." —madison hubbard

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    21. A battery organizer because if you're anything like me, you have a bunch of batteries in a plastic bag and have zero idea which are good, which are bad, and which type is running low. This organizer will solve all of that!!

    This organizer can be mounted to the wall or stored flat in a box. It can hold 25 AAA, 39 AA, 4 9v, 8 C, and 6 D batteries. It even comes with a battery tester.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A locking container you can only open once the timer has run out. This will aid in self-control if you currently struggle with that concept when it comes to that fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies you're saving for a coworker's birthday party.


    These containers can lock for as a little as one minute or for as long as 10 days. And they can be used for really anything! You can lock cell phones, gaming devices, baked goods, or anything else you want a break from for a bit. The best part? You can always return to the item you're locking!

    Promising review: "This container is totally awesome. It works as advertised and makes a nice and totally captivating display of the goodies you know you want, but cannot have until your reward has expired. It's easy to clean and perfect for any kitchen." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $54.90+ (available in 13 styles).

    23. A makeup removing cloth that only needs water to wipe off everything because of the weave of the fabric. Yes, it's that simple! There are zero chemicals involved.

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    Check out our full review of the Makeup Eraser here! It was also selected as our mid-price pick for the best makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    24. A security stamp to use on paid bills or any type of important papers you want to trash. This gadget will stamp out sensitive information you don't want anyone seeing.


    This stamp is a great alternative to shredding papers!

    Promising review: "I love mine and use it regularly for junk mail. You can't see the information that you apply this over. If you apply this on a glossy label, you'll have to wait for it to dry or it will smear, exposing the information you're trying to hide. Just wait for it to dry." —Chewy's Mommy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors and packs).

    25. A split extension cord with two ends that can be placed in separate directions. It'll allow you to plug six devices into one outlet.


    This cord extends six feet in either direction.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. A staple-free stapler so you can save on the cost of staples and never again worry about accidentally catching your finger. Buy this for a teacher to save their lives.


    Promising review: "I love this product! The pressure needed to attach papers together is the same as a traditional stapler. To test, I held onto one piece of paper and attempted to shake the other paper off, but they did not separate. It says it can 'staple' up to five pages at once, but I was able to attach six pages of regular notebook paper. So if you were 'stapling' a thicker paper like construction paper, it may not be able to do the five pages as suggested, just a heads up. I will be buying these as teacher gifts this year!" —Jackson1

    Get it from Amazon for $9.87+ (available in six styles).

    27. Sealing clips for bags of snacks that you've opened and don't necessarily want to finish in one sitting. These clips will seal freshness in without forcing the food to be removed from its original packaging.


    As a bonus, you'll get a wine stopper with your purchase.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 or try another sealing method with these silicone stretch lids that'll fit over bowls or food storage containers.

    28. A no-spill ice cube tray to freeze cubes into long sticks to fit into water bottles.

    One tray makes 12 stick cubes.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. A hydrocolloid patch that'll absorb fluid and pus from inflamed pimples you're currently battling.,

    I'm a big fan of pimple patches! I've used them numerous times in the past and it's always so shocking to remove them in the morning. You can visibly see the gunk on the patch. I've even successfully used them on cystic acne.

    Promising review: "These saved my skin. They take out all the gunk, leaving your pores looking refined with whiteheads gone. You wake up, pull them off, and there's everything there on the patch. I've never been so pleasantly surprised by a product. They actually are the answer to whiteheads and clogged pores. They bring out the stuff you see and don't see under the skin. They clear up the stubborn area I have so easily." —SamMan

    Get 32 patches from Amazon for $12.51+ (available in larger packs).

    30. An anti-slip solution for those who are constantly nagged by sliding glasses. This will keep them in place!

    Sliding glasses are the worst when you're just trying to be productive at work!

    Promising review: "I figured I'd try it out while looking for a solution to my glasses slipping. This stuff is amazing!! I can put on one application and my glasses (and now sunglasses, too) won't slip down for two or three full days of wear! When I do notice myself repositioning my glasses, I just reapply and I'm good to go for a few more days. Plus it's easy to carry around since it's the same size as a lip balm. I recommend wiping your glasses clean before reapplying. I'd recommend this stuff to anyone who wears any kind of glasses, prescription or even workshop safety glasses!" —Amazon Customer

    Get two from Amazon for $19.98+ (also available as a pack of three).

    31. And finally, a cleaning spray guaranteed to transform dark, dirty grout back to its original self.

    Promising review: "I own a cleaning company, and this is the first product that has actually worked on nasty, grease-stained grout!" —Lu-Anne Blake

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in various sizes).

    Can you believe these products?!?!

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