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    32 Things That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

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    1. A toothpaste squeezer suitable for all tube sizes that'll help you get every ounce out before throwing it away. It'll also moonlight as a stand!

    Promising review: "I bought this and I do not regret it. It is very easy to use and the stand does not take up room on my sink. When the key is turning, it is not hard on your hands. This is definitely a very handy gadget." —M.J.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $6.59.

    2. An adjustable no-buckle belt so you never have to deal with uncomfortable buckles that cut into your skin. The days of readjusting when you sit down are gone.


    This elastic belt is super comfortable, allowing for flexible movement without the hassle of a bulging belt buckle. It also comes with a bonus clasp if you wish to wear it as a more traditional belt.

    Promising review: "I love this belt. I work as a custodian and with this belt my pants stay in place all night. I am constantly bending over, sweeping and mopping floors, going up and down stairs, and lifting heavy items. My pants never move or slip. The belt adjusts to accommodate a large range of waist sizes. Best part is not having a belt buckle that gets caught on objects or gets in the way the way. I am planning to buy more for everyday use! They also look nice and are comfortable." —M. Sobie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five colors and pant sizes 24"–36" and 34"–48").

    3. A pill pocket for dogs when they're being really stubborn about taking their medicine, but really need to.,

    Avoid the mess and stress of administering your pet medication with these pill pockets. Their taste and smell overpower the capsule, so your pet won't even notice the medicine. Just pop the capsule into the little opening and pinch it shut before giving to your dog.

    Promising review: "These are the best! I have a dog who takes approximately 20 pills a day and is the best at finding them in his food and spitting them out. I’ve tried disguising the pills with cheese, hot dogs, and peanut butter. Nothing worked. Now I put the pills in the pill pockets and he gobbles them right down. I have tried all the flavors and my dogs have a clear preference for the hickory smoked flavor. This flavor is also softer and more pliable than the other flavors, so it’s easier to wrap the pills in them. These are worth every penny I spend on them. Without them I’d be having a constant challenge trying to get all his medication in him." —L W

    Get them from Amazon for $7.49+ (available for tablets and capsules).

    4. A survival bracelet made of paracord, fishing line, snare wire, and waxed jute for building fires so you can handle anything the wilderness throws at you. Hint: the bracelet comes apart to uncover everything needed in the great outdoors.

    This bracelet is woven with more than 11 feet of TITAN’s patented SurvivorCord.

    Promising review: "The cord itself is top-notch, but the extras are the icing on the cake. Personally, I love stuff that is multi-featured, even if I never use them. I have real piece of mind because the extras on the cord are NOT flimsy throwaways. The fishing line is plenty strong, the jute lights with basic effort even when wet, and although I haven't used the filiment line,I've already read up on some fairly esoteric uses for it. The bracelet itself is big and substantial. Call it silly, but I actually feel slightly more confident with it on." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in four colors and sizes S—XL).

    5. A container of Bar Keeper's Friend to remove rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains from a variety of surfaces. An added bonus? It cleans gently without stripping surface finishes.

    This powder cleaner is bleach-free and can be used on stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, copper alloys, fiberglass, Corian, brass, bronze, chrome, and aluminum. It'll work miracles in your bathroom and kitchen, PLUS you can take it outdoors for your grill, vehicle, boat, gardening tools, and so much more. Read a BuzzFeeder's review.

    Promising review: "I tried this product on my disgusting bath tub that hadn't been cleaned in a few months; there was quite a bit of dirt caked on. The instructions clearly state not to leave the product on a surface for more than a minute due to its acidic nature. I was a little skeptical at first but I sprinkled some onto my bathtub to test. The dirt started to come off with ease after as little as 30 seconds! Five minutes later, my tub looked brand new! I've continued to use this product on various sinks in our house and have had the same magical results." —Sharmila

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $8.79+.

    6. A faux-sprinkler head for storing extra cash and a house key in because keeping your key under a planter is sooooo outdated (and kinda obvious in my opinion)., Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like this product. It's made of heavy construction, plenty of room for multiple keys, and with the O-ring it should be completely water tight. I have it in a flower bed and it blends in perfectly with my sprinkler system." —TeeLev81

    Get it from Amazon for $6.80.

    7. A tool mount ideal for cleaning supplies and garden tools so you can stop leaning everything against the wall. This gadget will decrease clutter and suspend everything for easy access.


    This mount can hold up to 50 pounds and includes six hooks for smaller items. Six screws and anchors are provided for quick hanging.

    Promising review: "Great little doodad! I live in an older home and it has a 'broom closet' where literally back in the day, there would be a closet specifically for cleaning supplies. I was getting sick of opening my broom closet and having my Swiffer, mop, and broom all fall out on me. This solves all my problems! It is so easy to install! And I love the roller function of each broom holder! It just grips all my mops, Swiffers, brooms of any size! I can tell it is made of very good quality as well, so should last me for years." —porcelaingrey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.66+ (available in two styles).

    8. An outlet shelf designed to hold speakers, toothbrushes, phones, and literally anything else you can think of so you can take back your counter space.,

    These shelves can hold up to 10 pounds!

    Promising review: "I really like this shelf! It was very easy to install and doesn’t require putting any holes in your walls. I use it to hold my Bluetooth speaker and electric toothbrush to keep them always charged and out of the way. It gives me more counter space, which is always a plus in small bathrooms. I like that I can take it off and install it on any other outlet anytime I want. I highly recommend this shelf to anyone with any small device(s) that always need to be charged." —darthdude!89

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A set of pimple patches that'll extract the gunk out of your pores to help lessen pimple size and redness.

    Listen up, peeps! I own these patches and they are WONDERFUL. Before bed, I wash my face with my usual cleanser and then apply these patches to whatever breakouts I'm fighting. I leave them on overnight and when I wake up the next morning, my pimples are noticeably smaller, smoother, and less red. The patches will extract all types of gross gunk, leaving the bump healed. I've used it on white heads, open pimples, and even cystic acne. You can really see the gunk build up on the patch. I've used them to rid of some nasty breakouts. Plus, they work quickly, so if you've got a big event coming up and randomly break out, these are your go-to lifesavers. TRUST ME.

    Get 24 patches from Amazon for $4.89.

    10. A set of space-saving Wonder Hangers so you can finally get enough closet space for every jacket and blouse you own.


    Promising review: "I use these hangers for shirts and tees. They allow me to easily find any shirt in my closet and take up very little space compared to single shirts on single hangers. I can also group shirts together by style or color on a single swivel hanger. I am now able to hang additional items in my closet without crowding. I bought this in white and the edges are smooth." —CAGH

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $19.99+.

    11. A produce saver to lengthen the lifespan of your groceries so you can actually finish everything in your fridge and get your money's worth., Amazon

    The secret to these containers is the carbon filter that traps and absorbs ethylene gas, slowing down the spoilage process. The adjustable lid maintains humidity levels, while the elevated colander keeps produce away from the walls to promote air flow.

    Promising review: "It's hard to get my family to eat vegetables without them getting slimy by the end of the week. These new containers have been great! Not a single vegetable gets slimy! All of our fruits and vegetables last much longer in these, and I love that I can actually wash the food using the green insert and it drains instead of leaving a pool. We put the vegetables and grapes in this medium size bin and berries in the smaller size bin. I also love that our fridge ends up looking so tidy and organized with everything still easy to see." —Allison

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes) and get the filter refills for $9.99.

    12. A tracking tile you can attach to anything (even your pet), so you never have to panic about where your keys are again.,

    The tile connects to your phone so in the event that you lose something, you can activate the tile to ring via your cell. It can also work in reverse, causing your cell phone to ring if you double press the button located on the tile (even if your phone is on silent).

    Promising review: "This is a game changer. I would lose my keys every single day and be scrambling in the morning to find it before I left for work. It's loud and noticeable for how small it is. I've had no issues hearing the ring even muffled under piles of clothes that are lying around." —X

    Get it from Amazon for $19.73+ (for one tile).

    13. A light dimmer because incredibly bright lights right before bed or when you wake up are the worst. This is also great for that middle-of-the-night bathroom break when you're trying to go without waking up fully.

    Compatible with incandescent, halogen, dimmable LED and dimmable CFL bulbs, this dimmer is super easy to use. Just plug it into the wall, plug your light into the dummer, and violà!

    Promising review: "This dimmer works well. The light control is smooth through the full range. The cord is long enough that you don't need to be right next to the outlet. This works well to dim bedside lamps." —G. Chambers

    Get one from Amazon for $11.97+.

    14. A clip-on strainer that'll make handling boiling water a breeze. It's also great for draining oil from pans.


    This strainer will fit both small and large pots and pans. It's made from durable silicone and is dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? What a great and useful tool. I use it frequently. It is easy to wash and saves space in my cabinet. It fits every pot and pan I own. It's easy to apply and does not damage or scratch my cookware. I loved it so much I bought it for my mom and sister." —Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    15. A fidget toy for those antsy moments when you just need to get out your anxiety by doing something with your hands.

    This fidget toy can even help with nail biting and cuticle picking. It's super tiny, so it won't draw attention when using it around others.

    Promising review: "I am an adult with anxiety and I fidget, usually with pens but this gadget is preferable to pens and has the benefit of not driving my co-workers nuts. To play with this toy, you can 'roll' it by rotating the links end over end, over and over in your hand, which is soothing. You can also grip just one of the links and shake it, flipping it back and forth, making a nice rattling sound. The best thing about the flippy chain is that it is small and flat and slips easily into a pocket." —Kara Stenberg

    Get one from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four colors and as a set of two).

    16. A splatter protector you're gonna become obsessed with when you no longer have to clean up grease and oil from your stovetop. Bless.


    This protector will fit any 10" pan. It's dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical that the Frywall would work, but it is amazing. It keeps all the splatters and mess inside the skillet and not on my stove. Plus, I can use this when I stir fry vegetables to keep items from falling out of the pan. Cleanup is a breeze since it goes in the dishwasher. Also, the handy storage sleeve stores the Frywall neatly in my cabinet. My daughter and sister want one now." —Mkk8

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in two colors).

    17. A seat gap filler to stop change, credit cards, rings, and French fries from plummeting into the black hole that exists between your seat and the center console.


    Upon purchase, you'll also receive a credit card–sized light and a non-slip pad for your phone.

    Promising review: "Traveling a lot with kids means they sometimes drop a French fry down the seat. Dropping a multitude of things is inevitable, frustrating, and a bit gross. These are sort of a mushy, resilient gel foam with a neoprene cover. They fill the entire seat gap so that nothing can fall down the crack, absolutely nothing. The dark black color means that once they're installed you just never notice them, and they stay in place with seat movement. You can pop them out in two seconds if you have to. Honestly, I can't imagine a better design." —DrBobMichigan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A set of mini spatulas so you can get every last drop out of shampoo and lotion bottles, sauce and Nutella jars, and really any bottle with a narrow opening.


    These spatulas are resilient, flexible, and are dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "You need to buy this! It is sooo helpful! I literally used almost every last drop in my foundation jar, which I have never done before! Now I think about how much I have thrown away in the past and wish I had this handy tool before! It could've saved me some big bucks before, and now it definitely does." —Maven

    Get a set of two (6" and 12") from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A magnetic holder for your clothes that'll hold your glasses, an ID badge, or earphones in a convenient place.


    The back magnetic piece lays flat on the inside of your clothing while the hooked part sits on the outside.

    Promising review: "This is an incredible product that I use every day! My glasses no longer fall off when I bend down. The magnets are very strong. It's perfect to keep my glasses handy when I don't need them. It's amazing how the outside piece snaps perfectly into place when making contact with the inside piece. No need to futz around getting it into the right place. It works with all tops I have worn. This gadget has my highest recommendation." —DurhamMoose

    Get one from Amazon for $18.99.

    20. An under-the-sink shelf to finally organize that dark abyss where you throw cleaning products and toilet paper.

    This shelf is adjustable to fit different sized cabinets.

    Promising review: "Great product for a great price. It's very sturdy, but lightweight and fits under my very small vanity. The metal frame is thin enough that it doesn't take up much space, and of course it allows me to utilize the empty vertical space instead of shoving things all the way to the back wall. You can choose from four heights/positions." —Jennifer Mowry

    Get it from Amazon for $20.87 (available in two colors).

    21. A pair of touch-friendly gloves you can text with because constantly taking off your gloves in frigid weather is not fun!! These will keep your hands nice and toasty while sending messages from your cell.


    These gloves have wool lining, and non-slip grips on the palms.

    Promising review: "I bought these gloves because I am a college student in Michigan. The winters are brutal and I usually talk on the phone while I walk to and from class. On really cold days (which are most days in the winter here), my hands ache while holding my phone as I walk to and from classes on campus. I couldn't wear regular mittens because it defeated the purpose when I had to use my touch screen phone. I went on amazon and found these gloves. They're so cute and warm and work on my phone, I am thoroughly happy with my purchase." —Clair

    Get a pair from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in five colors and sizes medium—large).

    22. A foot hammock for your desk so you can finally sit comfortably. I still need to stare at your computer all day long, sorry!


    Promising review: "The product came very nicely boxed with all the needed instructions inside. The foot hammock is very well put together and it is made of a high quality material. The hooks are practical and the instruction book that came in the box makes it very easy to install in any desk." —Adrian

    Get it from Amazon for $20.69+ (available in two colors).

    23. A makeup-removing cloth that'll take off everything with just a little water. Seriously! It'll save you a ton of money on traditional makeup wipes.


    This cloth is made of super soft microfiber, so even the most sensitive of skin types can use it. It'll even remove waterproof mascara!

    Promising review: "Buying makeup wipes is both expensive (in the long run) and just a general pain. These towelettes are definitely reusable and washable. If you toss them into the washer and dryer, they look good as new. No matter how they look, however, they work perfectly fine and definitely get all of my makeup out. I've also used it before as a washing towel when I take a bath. Basically it cleans extremely well and is gentle on your skin. Also, I like this product because I have sensitive skin and can't handle a lot of the make up wipes that are on the shelves. These cloths are super gentle." —Winifred Pooh

    Get a two-pack and six hair ties from Amazon for $11.97 (available in 3 colors).

    24. An avocado tool to easily split, pit, and slice the most delicious fruit on the planet. Avocado toast, anyone?, Amazon

    Promising review: "So this is truly one of those rare situations where every function and claim made by a kitchen tool is legit. This 3-in-1 tool saves time and waste, and is a joy to use. The slicer function was smooth and easy. The tool itself is quite ergonomic, so it is easy to grip and cut around with no worries of slipping and cutting yourself. We actually used it on firm avocados, as well as more ripe ones, and worked well in both situations. The pitter is elegant in its simplicity, just pop it over the seed, apply a small amount of pressure, and the pit is removed clean and easy. So worth the the money!" —dannymac

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A safety light for those nighttime runners because it's important to be cautious after dusk when visibility gets trickier and trickier.


    Use this for pets or kids, too! Just attach using the clip or Velcro strap and stay illuminated in even the darkest situations. Upon purchase, you receive two lights, two straps, a mini screwdriver and four batteries.

    Promising reviews: "I'm thoroughly pleased with these two little lights. I got them to attach to my six-pound dog's harness for walking at night. She tends to trail a few feet behind me when walking on the leash, and I'm quite nervous about cars swinging around the corners of our crazy NYC streets. Also people walking around with their noses in their smartphones don't always notice a tiny dog down there on the ground. These lights make a huge difference. I attach one on each side of her harness. They clip on easily and stay on tight. They are very bright. I use the fast blink setting and people definitely notice her now. I get lots of comments on how cute she is and what a good idea it is to have her so well lit." —Andi W.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79+ (available in four colors).

    26. A waterproof notepad to keep in the shower so you can jot down all your best ideas while you're shampooing your hair.


    Promising review: "You know when something pops into your head that you have to buy or finish but it's a totally inopportune time, like when you're just falling asleep or driving? Yeah, this happens to me a lot in the shower. So I got this handy little notepad to keep in my shower. I love this thing!! It sticks to my sliding shower door and hasn't fallen down once. The pencil works great, and the paper has kept its form perfectly. Super impressed. Highly recommend!" —Kim

    Get a pad from Amazon for $8.95.

    27. A clip-on light for your handbag because how many times have you rummaged through your bag in the dark thinking, "THIS WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER WITH A LIGHT!"


    This little light is motion-activated.

    Promising review: "This is an awesome purse light. I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much 'flatter' than my others. The others work very well in my backpack or music bag, but this light has some really great differences. It can attach inside the space you need it for, and it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light." —m

    Get one from Amazon for $11.99.

    28. A serum that'll soothe ingrown hairs, razor bumps, and razor burn so you can get silky smooth skin after a close shave.

    This product is safe to use on your bikini line or on your armpits. For best results, use on the affected area in the morning and at night.

    Promising review: "Amazing product! I've been using this for over 10 years. I put this on a cotton ball and wipe over my entire face after shaving. It kept any bumps or ingrown hairs from forming. And if I did have a bump, I would use this and it would be gone in a day or two." —Hilfy

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $14.29.

    29. A charcoal teeth whitening toothpaste for those who want pearly whites without using those annoying strips you have to leave on your teeth for an hour.

    Made with baking soda, tea tree oil, coconut oil, xylitol, coconut charcoal, and spearmint oil, this toothpaste will detox and cleanse your mouth. It will not strip your teeth of enamel, and the spearmint flavor will freshen your breath.

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical of this toothpaste only because I expected it to taste terrible and not work. I was shocked at how well this cleaned and how mild it tasted. It actually tastes better than my regular toothpaste and my mouth felt so fresh and clean. The best part? This is awesome. I cannot use any over the counter whiting products because they make my teeth super sensitive to hot and cold. This didn't give me any sensitivity and worked so so well!" —Loren Ivey

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Also check out our top picks for the best teeth whiteners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    30. A handy escape tool to break windows and cut seat belts if you ever find yourself in a *terrifying* situation when you need to get out of your car ASAP!


    Added bonus: you get a phone mount with purchase.

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to a new police officer. They have to build their own gear bag and this is a must-have. It's easy to keep stored in your car. He even tested it on a junk vehicle and it really works as advertised. It's great for emergencies." —Cindy Lou

    Get two from Amazon for $9.99+.

    31. A solar charger compatible with any type of phone perfect for hiking trips when you're bound to lose cell battery. This charger only needs the sun to juice up your device.

    This charger only needs 4–5 hours in the sun to be fully charged! It's waterproof and has an off button, so you won't lose any battery between charges. It can charge two devices at once and is easy to hang on your backpack. It also has a built-in flashlight.

    Promising review: "It feels sturdy and solid, and it charged up my phone really fast. It was able to charge two phones fully before needing a charge itself. I am also glad it has the amazing solar power capability. When we are out, we don't need to worry about charging phones anymore. The sun will do the trick." —Kleinsmith

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in five colors).

    32. And finally, a silicone baking pan that'll eliminate the need for cooking sprays. These will bend easily so you can get out your muffins and cupcakes without breaking them in half.

    These tins are FDA-approved and guaranteed BPA-free, microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe, and heat-resistant to 450°F.

    Promising review: "A must-have for any baker! Hands down, this is one of the best silicone additions to my kitchen cabinet and bakeware arsenal I have. Extremely easy to clean and they make a burn-free, stick-free recipe bakery perfect. The silicone prevents burning or hotspots with even temperature distribution, making each muffin as good as the last! Your treat will seamlessly pop out of the silicone mold once cool! Thus, preventing the dreaded fork and spoon removal method that results in crumbs and cracks. To clean, just wash and rinse with warm water and light soap and that's it! No scrubbing or scraping needed. Now everyone can be a five star baker with this five star muffin pan!" —Angel Lee Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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