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    28 Things That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

    A collapsible foam roller, a expandable pan rack, and a beard trimming tool, and 25 other products that'll spark your intrigue.

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    1. Microfiber makeup removing cloths with refined edges so your skin will never get scratched or irritated after use. All you need is water to get the job done and when the cloths are dirtied, you can pop them in the washing machine.


    They can be used on all skin types and are safe for your eye area.

    Promising review: "These affordable washcloths are the softest things I have ever touched! They are so gentle and amazing on your face. I use one to dry my face and help remove leftover makeup after washing and another to remove eye makeup. I am saving SO much money by not having to buy disposable cotton pads and bottled makeup remover each month. These take off all my eye makeup with JUST water! They are very thick and like a large washcloth size. I love that they have no seams or edges and no tags for all-over comfort." —Dan K.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two color combinations and as a pack of six).

    2. A collapsible foam roller to keep in your gym bag for that everyday stretch and recovery session you always seem to forego.... Now you no longer have an excuse to skip. The drawstring tabs on both sides will cause the roller to expand, while the designated "push" button will collapse it for travel.

    The Grommet

    Regular foam rolling has some major benefits like increased circulation, improved flexibility, and shorter recovery times!

    Promising review: "Great roller to loosen tight muscles and it even came with a booklet of multiple exercises for stretching I had never even thought about. Super great since it collapses flat and makes it easy to take on trips." —Michael

    Get it from The Grommet for $68 (available in ridged or flat surfaces and in two colors).

    3. A non-toxic jewelry cleaning solution that'll make your diamonds sparkle like they just came out of the box. To dip your pieces in the solution, you'll receive a mini basket and brush for deep cleaning.

    Like other cleaning solutions, this one shouldn't be used on pearls!

    Promising review: "The jar arrives well-sealed and full, so you will want to place it on a dish or ceramic bowl to catch spills, AND open it very slowly. Peel off the entire seal. If you don't do this you may have trouble closing the jar later. I used Brilliant Jewelry Cleaner to clean my silver engagement ring with its three diamonds, as well as my white gold wedding ring. I left them in the basket for three minutes, took them out, brushed them a bit, and rinsed them in hot water. They look gorgeous!" —HOPE46

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    4. An expandable pan rack, because you've been messily piling these in your kitchen cabinet for years. You can customize the space between the dividers, allowing for wider pans and lids. And the dividers have a unique seal to prevent scratching.


    Promising review: "These are absolutely wonderful and EXACTLY what we needed. Super customizable to fit your needs. I bought two and was able to add a variety of pots, pans, lids, and even a steamer tray! I love how organized these made my cabinets. I hated having to stack and unstack everything every time I needed something or was putting things away." —Chelsey K

    Get it from Amazon for $24.76+ (available in a larger size and with extra dividers sold separately).

    5. An Otter Box iPhone case with a built-in PopSocket so you always have top-notch protection with the convenience of a stable grip. Plus, because the PopSocket is nestled into the case, you can lay your phone completely flat.

    Otter Box

    The case is totally customizable! You can choose your case color and the color (or pattern) of your PopSocket. The cases fit iPhones 7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X/Xs/Xs Max and XR.

    Get it from Otter Box for $49.95+.

    For more Otter Box case options, check out the collection on Amazon.

    6. A hard water stain remover to get rid of gross grime and marks left over on your tub, sink, or shower wall. It'll also remove that foggy film that sometimes builds up on windows.

    P.S. – it also works on a wide variety of surfaces like granite, steel, fiberglass, marble, chrome, stone, metal, porcelain, brass, aluminum, stainless steel and hard vinyl!

    Promising review: "Amazing product! This is the absolute first time I have written a review for Amazon and I shop A LOT! I have been looking for something to get the hard water spots off my shower door and this did the trick! I've used it on all my bathroom fixtures and they are sparkling. It makes me want to keep cleaning; it works that well. It's a plus that there are no fumes and it's safe to use without gloves! Product actually smells really good, like toothpaste. I've already told my family about it! Will definite buy again." —loveshoes!

    Get it from Amazon for $19.85+ (available in larger quantities).

    7. Collapsible measuring cups and spoons for active kitchen goers who are tight on space. They're dishwasher-safe, can be separated for easier use, and have longer handles for deeper containers.


    Promising review: "These are the best thing I have purchased in a while. They are helping me to throw out my old measuring cups. They fit in my utensil draw. They collapse down so they fit perfectly. I love them." —Terry R Sullivan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96+ (available in two color combinations).

    8. A pack of adhesive DressWeights to keep your hems down on windy days. They're reusable, recyclable, and safe for different types of fabric.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these DressWeights! They are truly a product I didnt know I needed. They stayed on all day during a recent event while providing me the security of not having to worry about fly skirt flying up. They are a must in every women's closet." —Lissette Rodriguez

    Get a four-pack from DressStrong on Etsy for $15.

    9. Underarm sweat pads, because we've all suffered from some intense perspiration stains. They're ultra-light, hypoallergenic, and non-scented. They'll keep you dry, no matter the level of activity or weather outside.


    Promising review: "I'm relatively new to using shirt guards and was very impressed by these.They worked very well – easy to apply, stayed on all day, were absorbent, and also easy to remove at the end of the day. Goodbye deodorant stains, goodbye sweat stains! Just remember to take them out before you put your clothes in the wash." —Lulu Walker

    Get 80 from Amazon for $15.99.

    10. Nail clippers with attached catchers to collect clippings so you can trim in peace. The grooved edges provide a secure grip while the mini nail file allows for quick touch-ups.


    Promising review: "The two clippers – one a smaller fingernail clipper, the larger a toenail clipper – come in a nice case. A bit bulky together for carrying in a purse or pocket, but nice for traveling or just keeping together where you can find them. They have built-in nail files. The really good addition is the way they 'catch' the nail clippings so you don't have a mess to clean up. Sharp blades, easy to handle. A well-done product." —Thorvald

    Get the set from Amazon for $13.99.

    11. A slow-feed bowl for pets who legitimately inhale their food the second it's placed in front of them. This bowl is designed to make mealtime up to 10x slower, helping with digestion and bloat.,

    The non-slip base holds the bowl in place while your pet forages for food.

    Promising review: "This bowl worked so well for our one dog, that we ended up getting two more for the other two dogs. It has worked wonderfully for all three, who have different snouts/jaws – including a short, thick Pitbull's mouth. They all figure out a way to get every single piece of kibble out and all three seem to really enjoy the time spent. The built-in, non-skid phalanges make the bowl extremely stable, whether on wood or tile floor. They lie flat and are part of the molded base. Even the clumsy and overly-vigorous eaters can't knock the bowl around." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    12. A nail holder that'll provide some much-needed protection to your fingers during DIY projects. It'll hold the nail straight (AKA, no sideways buckling) and will absorb the impact from hammering.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Yes, it keeps your fingers from being whacked, but for me the best part is hanging on to the nail or screw. I typically drop the nail or screw four times before I actually get it in where it belongs. Be aware this is may not be good for any short nails or screws, so check the height." —Michele

    Get it from The Grommet for $9.95.

    13. A pack of tea tree and calendula oil–infused pimple patches to clear up breakouts overnight by sucking out all the gunk and pus trapped underneath the skin. Gone are the days of freaking over your latest blemish.,

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself, and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    And if you're fighting some serious breakouts, check out our roundup of face treatments that'll make a noticeable difference.

    14. A laundry ball that'll eliminate the need of detergent altogether, but still fully wash your clothes and eliminate stains and odors. The minerals inside help to neutralize bacteria, while the physical shape helps to lift dirt and grime out.


    It's a great option for those who are sensitive to detergent or have eczema. It's reusable up to 365 loads and leaves no residue behind.

    Promising review: "This was recommended for people with psoriasis. My step-daughter has been suffering with this for years and this has really helped prevent her from having allergic reactions to the chemicals from detergents. It's so easy to just throw the laundry in there and not deal with liquid cleaners or powders and it lasts forever! Laundry still feels fresh and clean and removes the residue detergents leave behind." —H3atherNic0le

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. A layered necklace clasp so you never again have to deal with tangled chains. It's available in either two layers or three, so you can mix and match your favorite pieces. It'll make putting your jewelry on in the morning as smooth as can be.

    Get it from Gilded Sapphire Studio on Etsy for $14+ (available in two finishes or plated).

    16. A beard shaping and trimming tool to make grooming time less stressful. It can aid in styling edges, includes a comb, and is transparent for full beard view.


    Promising review: "This isa very solid piece. It's well-constructed and easily allows for straight lines. It comes with a useful guide with illustrations and is in an impressive package altogether. Overall great value for the price." —C in KS

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

    17. A set of stove gap covers, because you've lost about a pound of food down that narrow space and have zero way to clean the area. The covers are silicone, so you can trim them to fit your specific counter, plus they're heat-resistant and easy to wipe down.

    Promising review: "I was tired of crumbs, liquids, and other cooking debris from falling between my stovetop and the countertop. These fill the gaps nicely and are secure. The silicone make them heat-resistant and thus the perfect material for the job. I would recommend these if you, too, are tired of the escaping cooking substances." —Angela J Mensing

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.95.

    18. A finger guard for protection while chopping veggies and other foods. The grip can be adjusted to fit different finger sizes and is made of rust-resistant stainless steel.


    Promising review: "Safety should be our number one care. This metal protector does a great job protecting your fingers. We love to cook at home and had enough finger cuts, some of them being really bloody and painful. If you cook and love your fingers, this is the item to buy. I highly recommend this product." —David Sinclair

    Get it from Amazon for $5.90.

    19. A washing bag that'll catch microfibers shed from synthetic clothes that would otherwise pollute waterways. This bag will filter out those fibers, helping to decrease buildup in your pipes.


    Get it from Reformation for $29.75.

    20. An adhesive privacy film for windows at home or at the office. It's peel-and-stick, so it's super easy to apply and remove. It'll provide that extra layer of protection you've been looking for and it blocks up to 96% of UV rays!


    It also has a heat-control component that'll help you save money on your heating bill come wintertime!

    Promising review: "I covered all the windows in my basement work studio. It looks great. Everyone thinks it's glass. It allows me to leave the blinds open all the time and not be seen by people walking by. I covered the windows for security and privacy. Even if someone puts their face up to the glass they can't see in. Just light and vague shapes are visible. Plus, my previous view out wasn't great. A parking lot with cars and a dumpster, the side of a building. Ick. Now it's just lovely rectangles of light. The whole room looks better and feels better. I've had this up for four months and I'm as happy with it now as the day after I installed it.

    I really like this design. It's attractive and low key. Has a modern look." —Pollyessster

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (sold in three sizes).

    21. A concentrated mold and mildew remover to instantly banish gross buildup in your bathroom from all that extra moisture in the air. It'll leave surfaces sparkling clean and without the use of excessive scrubbing.

    The gel will cling to whatever surface you apply it to, working its magic while you sit and wait. All you have to do is wash it away after a while.

    Promising review: "Easy to apply. No scrubbing. Mold was gone in a few hours. The directions say to use rubber gloves. I didn’t and my hands smelled like bleach for few hours, so be advised. This beats the heck out of anything I’ve ever tried to take mold off of grout. Very much worth the price. The bottle is small, so I bought two." —Darbelob

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    To make your bathroom really sparkle, check out our roundup of cleaning products that'll clean any dirty bathroom.

    22. A pack of Bottle Bright all-natural, biodegradable tablets so you can finally reach the bottom of your coffee-stained thermos without having to get your entire arm wet in the process of trying to reach all the nooks and crannies.

    They're chlorine-free 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 (also available in a pack of 32).

    23. An exfoliating brush for ingrown hairs, plus a pair of precision tweezers and a facial scrubber. It'll treat and prevent ingrowns from forming, decreasing redness and irritation along the way.


    For those with sensitive skin, don't worry!

    Promising review: "I thought I had no choice, but to wait out ingrown hairs. I had the mother of ingrown hairs for what felt like two months. This took it away it in two weeks — completely gone. I have yet to use the tweezers but they are high quality. I love the facial brush; I barely have any blackheads." —Ciara

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    24. A sleek, adhesive corner protector to add to your home without sacrificing design or aesthetic. They're transparent, so they won't sorely stick out, but will put you at ease with young kids and pets.


    Promising review: "I'm working on baby-proofing our house and preventing unwanted shin bruises! These do the job. Our bed frame has these sharp corners that never fail to get me in the shins and since I put these on the corners, I've been pain free. They were so easy to place and appealing to the eye that I started putting them on all the sharp furniture in my house. Overall great buy!" —Cassandra P

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon for $9.97.

    25. Silicone eyeglass sleeves that'll prevent slippage during the day. They're soft and flexible, so you won't even feel them tucked behind your ear.


    Promising review: "Both my husband with metal frames and my mother with plastic frames love these! My husband had a spot on his glasses with some numbers engraved that irritated the top of his ear. We thought this product would solve that problem and it did along with the slipping down his nose. They were instantly comfortable to wear. I decided to try them on my mother's glasses for the slipping problem and she was thrilled, too. No problems with catching on hair for either. Great idea that works!" —Nancy A.

    Get five pairs from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three colors).

    26. A magnetic hidden doorstop for propping up your door without having to wedge a block underneath. This one won't be a tripping hazard and sits virtually seamlessly on your floor.


    It works with any floor types and is overall any easy installation. A guide will be provided, but you really only have to drill a hole into your floor for the pin and then a hole into the bottom on your door for the magnetic.

    Promising review: "This was better than I had hoped it would be. I've been having an issue with my door wedge. It would loosen up or I would kick it loose and I had to keep putting it back in place. This has been going on for many years. I came across this Fantom Doorstop and it caught my attention. It definitely works. Plus it is so fun to operate. I give the door a little push and click, it stops and stays right there. And it is so clean looking on the floor, so much better that the door stop I had." —Gary M

    Get the set from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in four colors).

    27. A smart plug that'll work with any Alexa or Google Home device to add voice-control to your outlets. You can schedule lights, turn on your coffee machine, and start a ceiling fan just by the sound of your voice.


    It's super simple to set up – just plug into your outlet and download the phone app to begin the syncing process. It'll connect to your home's WiFi.

    Promising review: "Used it this year for my Christmas tree. Plugged it into a power strip, and all the Christmas tree lights into it, set up the app in five minutes, and controlled it with my Alexa and with the app for a month. It was wonderful! No problems whatsoever! Now I just need to figure out where I will use it during the year!" —AnnieMac

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    28. A pack of light-dimming covers for those LED lights on electronics and appliances that are always weirdly bright and distracting at night. They're peel-and-stick, so you can match the size of whatever light you're trying to cover., Amazon

    They wont leave sticky residue behind, either!

    Promising review: "These are great. I have a hard time sleeping with lights on in the room and so many devices recently have incredibly bright LEDs. I did notice that some lights require more than one sticker to dim them to my desired level, but this is really an advantage as you could adjust the level of brightness by the number of stickers you place over it." —Matthew M Phelps

    Get them from Amazon for $5.59.

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