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32 Things That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

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1. A wooden page holder that'll fit your thumb so you can comfortably read your book with one hand.

Get it from Missing Digit Workshop on Etsy for $24 (available in two sizes).

2. A tealight candleholder designed to make lighting way more efficient. Say goodbye to those "let me just burn a finger off trying to light this candle" moments.


Get it from Houzz for $34 (available in two colors).

3. A portable, electric razor you can use on both dry and wet skin so you never again have to panic when you need that mid-vacay touch up.

I own one of these, and I love it! I've tried it on both wet and dry skin, and both sensations are comfortable. I was a bit hesitant to try it on my legs without shaving cream, but it didn't hurt at all. It's great for travel, the gym, or really anytime you want a quick touch up along your bikini line or underarm. I highly recommend!

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

4. A before-you-go toilet spray to mask any unwanted smells. Hey, we're all human.

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Promising review: "I stumbled across this stuff in my office bathroom. I had never heard of it before then. Let me say, this stuff works better than anything else I've tried! I have only tried a couple of scents, but they all have smelled very pleasant and most importantly, they mask the funky smells. I plan to order more." —mb

Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 5 scents and 7 sizes).

5. An oven rack push/puller so you no longer have to reach into the fiery depths to get your goods out.


Promising review: "I debated about purchasing this little tool. Thinking I have tons of hot pads, or can use a utensil to pull out my toaster oven rack, do I really need something else? Well let me tell you... I did need this! I absolutely love it and use almost daily. Great sturdy, quality. Perfect for pulling out and pushing back in that hot rack! I have a small oven and hot pads are often cumbersome and hit the elements. This tool is the bomb!" —sarah jean

Get it from Amazon for $9.79+.

6. Pet potty training pads because teaching a child to use the potty is hard enough. These pads will help save your carpets while the furry beast slowly learns that their potty is outside.

When we first got my dog (shoutout to Bailey), he was a young pup and thought the floor was his bathroom. These pads helped his training process and gave him a spot to go inside the house if we didn't get him outside in time. They're large, so they cover a good amount of space. They're absorbent, easy to dispose of, and a great tool for homeowners looking to keep their carpets intact.

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three size packs).

7. A detachable speaker that'll create surround sound when you separate them. Just put them in different places in whatever room you want.


These speakers are magnetic, so when you want to reconnect them, just place them together. You can connect via Bluetooth to get your party started!

Get it from Firebox for $38.99.

8. A 6-piece refrigerator storage system so you can keep track of exactly which groceries you have in stock versus which are running low., Amazon

Promising review: "I debated spending the money for these, but gave in and am glad I did. My favorite part of using these is gathering all the smaller items and putting them in the trays. Before I got these, I was constantly pushing things to the side and knocking things over in the process. Now, everything is separated and grouped together in their trays. No more having trouble trying to find what I'm looking for. And it created so much more space in the fridge. I've been using these for a few weeks now and notice my kids put things back where they find them, too. It's helping them stay organized!" —Jillsy

Get them from Amazon for $34.99.

9. A sex toy so quiet, it'll be undetectable. It's also waterproof, features eight settings, and operates via sonic waves and pulses.


Promising review: "I’ve had my Lelo for about three months now and I’m so happy I splurged. I can safely say I’ve gotten my money’s worth from it already! I’m not a fan of normal vibrators and clitoral stimulation is what works for me, so when I heard of the Sona, I figured why not give it a try. Some of the settings are quite intense, but others are just right. All you need is a few minutes with it on the right spot and that’s it. Prepare a day off in advance because you’ll want to use it again and again!" —Elchen

Get it from Lelo for $99 (originally $179, available in three colors).

10. An anti-slip solution for anyone who's constantly nagged by sliding glasses.

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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 Chapstick. 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 in a pack of three).

11. No-show socks to eliminate unwanted blisters. The best part? These socks are high reaching, so you won't need to constantly bend over to readjust.

@keysocks via Instagram: @keysocks

Ankle socks constantly slip off your feet, but these socks will stay in place. They'll also provide protection from heels without being visible.

Promising review: "These add padding and comfort, especially in heels. I have small feet, but REALLY large calves and these fit fine. I hate those forsaken sock liners because I've never found one that would STAY ON, especially at the heel. This obviously eliminates that issue. I also like that they're thick because I can wear them with my flats, be cute, and break the flats in to be looser." —Bree D.

Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

12. An adhesive whiteboard that'll turn your desk into a note-taking, idea-jotting dream.


Upon purchase, you'll also receive two markers, a cleaning cloth, and an instruction card. The adhesive can be used on any surface and is great for playrooms, too!

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

13. A speedy salad cutter bowl so you can chop greens and vegetables at the same time. You can even use it as a colander and serving bowl!

Promising review: "This is easy to use! Just drop in whole vegetables and literally slice away. It makes a great salad. The bowl can be used after to serve with and cleanup is fast and easy." —Samantha Bochbot

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

14. A grill mat to prevent flare ups and food from sticking. It'll also help cook things evenly.


Promising review: "These mats are terrific, especially if you like to cook fish and vegetables on the grill. I love that the mats hold onto the juices, especially when I’m cooking anything that’s been marinated. It makes cleaning your grill a lot easier as well, since your food never actually touches the grill. Fear not though, your food will still get grill lines!" —Amazon Customer

Get 2 mats from Amazon for $21.95.

15. A pimple extractor kit because removing gunk by squeezing with your fingers can be damaging to your skin and super unhygienic.


Promising review: "My skin is super sensitive, so usually when I pop pimples it ends up looking worse than before. This kit is so amazing!!! I just poke the pimple or blackhead with the sharp end then use the loop-shaped one to extract. The redness goes away in about half an hour (instead of multiple days)! It makes my blackheads disappear, reduces bumps that usually aren't pop-able to just a small spot, and makes it way less painful to pop hormonal acne! I would seriously recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin." —Sara Velasquez

Get the kit from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in three finishes).

16. A self-cleaning hair brush which means you won't need to spend time meticulously pulling hair strands out one by one.


Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in two colors).

17. A migraine relief stick for anyone who has experienced the pain of a really, really bad headache. It's made of a mixture of essential oils to relieve tension.

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This migraine stick is super easy to use! A BuzzFeed writer on the Shopping team swears by it. Just roll it on the back on your neck, forehead, and temples for some relief from the most annoying head pain. Check out our full review here.

Promising review: "I have noticed throughout my work day I will begin to get the dreaded afternoon headache. This migraine stick is my new go-to. The second I feel a headache coming on, I just roll this on and within seconds I feel it working. Within a minute or so I feel fine again. I have also noticed it give a little boost of energy as well. I have also used it when I feel a full blown migraine coming on. All I can say is it really works. In addition to taking the pain away, it also provides a tingly sensation. Wherever you roll it on tingles after application. I am now a customer for life and love this product. I have also noticed that even if I use it often, it keeps working. You don’t grow a tolerance to it." —Corinne Beck

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

18. A plastic bag dispenser because you've been messily storing these for years with zero method and it's time to finally get your shit together.

Promising review: "There's only a few things that you need to know about something that merely holds plastic bags. It holds more than enough bags! When I jam way too many bags in, it's sturdy. It doesn't fall off the wall. It doesn't look stupid or cheap, either. Overall, this is a good product for a good price. The fasteners are strong and work well." —Matt A

Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

19. A ball launcher so you can exercise your pup in no time at all. This gadget also helps you avoid touching any soggy, gross tennis balls.,

I have this for my doggo (another shoutout to Bailey) and he absolutely loves it. I can throw the ball 10x further with this thing than with my normal arm strength. He gets a ton of exercise in about half the time. You can also pick up the ball with the wand itself, so I never have to touch his slimy, slobber-soaked ball. Win win.

Get it from Amazon for $5.55+ (available in various styles).

20. An overflow drain cover that'll help you achieve the desired height of your water. It'll give you those extra few inches to make your bath even more enjoyable.

Promising review: "Oh my goodness! I wish I'd bought this years ago! What a difference! My new place's bathtub has the overflow drain really low, so my baths would be terrible. This fixed that issue. As far as it sticking to the tub, well, it worked. It seems totally fine. Like most suction devices, you have to run them under water to stick and might have to readjust here and there. I feel like it's really well designed." —SL

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two colors).

21. A sandwich bag rack to prevent spillage when you're just trying to meal prep for the week!


Promising review: "I used three of these to help me make freezer meals for after I have a baby. I can honestly say I don't know how I would have filled the freezer bags without these ingenious baggy holders. I was able to dump veggies, spices, meat, and cans of heavy beans and tomatoes into the bags, and they stood up the entire time without sliding or spilling. One of the bags I stuffed literally to the brim, as full as it could go, and the bag did not fall down. I would definitely recommend these" —Grace S.

Get them for $12.96+ (available in packs).

22. Organic castor oil for help with natural lash and eyebrow growth. Say goodbye to mascara!

Promising review: "I bought this because I read online that castor oil is one of the best remedies to grow/lengthen lashes. Anyways, I wore lash extensions for the past two months. They say they do not damage your natural lashes, but they damaged mine. I've been using the castor oil since Monday night and it's now Thursday, and I'm almost back to what I had before I started wearing the lash extensions. I can wear mascara again and have enough lashes to actually put in an eyelash curler. I also use it for my brows and it's been great at quickly growing out over plucked areas. And it's great for cuticles!" —AmberT

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

23. A medicine cabinet organizer so you no longer have to worry about things tumbling out the moment you dare open the door.


I recently bought this for my medicine cabinet and oh my GOSH. It literally changed the entire landscape of my messy cabinet. I can store SO much more and things are finally easy to see and accessible. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to get more storage space and organization.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99. And to pair with the above organizer, check out this one.

24. Sharp tweezers that'll remove those incredibly annoying and sometimes painful hairs that get trapped under the skin.

Promising review: "I love these tweezers! They are meticulously made and were very well packaged in a plastic sleeve with a protective cover for the pointed tips. The tips come together precisely and are far better than tweezers I have that cost a lot more. While I bought these specifically for ingrown hairs, I feel that they would be excellent at removing splinters given the precision of the point. They do an excellent job removing ingrowns!" —Charlie A

Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two colors).

25. A TubShroom to catch all that hair that goes down your shower drain You'll thank me later.

Promising review: "This is amazing. I have long hair. It's a wonder I still have any hair based on the clumps I see falling out on a regular basis. This means the poor tub drain is getting clogged every time I turn around. When they say it catches every hair they aren't kidding. We clean it off about twice A WEEK! And when they say it's easy to clean, they are right again. A swipe with toilet paper and the hair blob comes right off to be flushed down the toilet. I've already told so many people about this product because I love it so much. Fantastic!!!" —sasamo

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

26. Dissolvable food labels you can get off in seconds! Now you can label and reuse containers without having to deal with that annoying sticker residue.


Promising review: "I love these labels! When I have leftovers, I like to identify the meal before I put it in the freezer. The only problem with 'regular labels' is that they leave the glue behind when you try to remove the label. These really work the way they are advertised to work! There is plenty of room to write the information needed to identify the meal. If you are tired of not knowing what you have in your freezer, I can recommend these." —Karen RH55

Get them from Amazon for $11.95 (available in two styles).

27. A phone sanitizer because when you think about just how many germs exist on your phone, you'll never want to pick it up again.


PhoneSoap will sanitize their phone via UV light in 10 minutes and also serves as a charger.

Promising review: "I bought this for my wife as a birthday gift and she loves it! It's perfect for a germaphobe, and so much better than using a disinfecting wipe. You don't have to risk damaging your phone by getting it wet. We even have our guests use it when they come over. I definitely recommend it!" —Brad

Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in four colors).

28. Greek oil to help promote healthy skin, hair, and nails. It's made from a mixture of olives, lavender, almonds, grape seed oil, and Vitamin E.

I decided to buy this oil a while ago and have zero regrets. I wanted something that would moisturize my face and help with breakouts. This oil did exactly that. I noticed that my complexion overall was smoother and brighter. Without being prompted, more than one person complimented me on my refreshed looking skin! I've also used this in my hair, but in small amounts. If I overuse, I find that it can leave my scalp looking greasy. When I use only one pump and apply to the ends of my air, I find my hair curls easier and seems fuller.

Get it from Amazon for $10.00+ (available in two scents).

29. A coffee-flavored gum for that mid-day energy boost. BTW, it's vegan, kosher, dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free.

Promising review: "I didn't know what to expect because I'm used to plain old mint gum, but this gum has a very good coffee taste. It's sweet enough without being too sweet. The pieces of gum are not individually wrapped, but there are wrappers included within the package to dispose of the gum, which I think is convenient. One thing I would note is that the flavor doesn't last all day, if you're looking for an all-day chewing gum." —Eva

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 13 flavors).

30. A microwave steam cleaner because we've all microwaved something thinking, "this won't be messy...." and then it ends up being really, really messy.


All you need to do is add water and vinegar!

Promising review: "I used a vinegar and water mixer to clean the microwave oven following the instructions. Because of the heat and moisture inside the microwave, you don't really see the white smoke through the door glass. But it works! After 7–8 minutes, the cleaning mixture is heated and spread over, so the wiping became easy." —LT

Get it from Amazon for $10.89+ (available in three colors).

31. Reusable grocery bags that'll fit snugly into a shopping cart so you can separate groceries as you shop around.,

Instead of waiting to organize and pack as you check out, these bags will allow you to start dividing as you shop. You'll be able to separate items based on category, add them to the conveyor belt, check out, and then repack them in their original bag.

Promising review: "I love these bags! The design is great and super easy to use. Very study and well-made. I actually use them while shopping to separate my items according to where they go in my pantry or fridge. I put them on the belt for the grocer to scan and then load them back into the bags (fridge items in one, pantry items in another, etc.). The bags are easy to carry by the handles and they don't fall over in the back of the vehicle to allow things to roll all over." —Jessica Johnston

Get four from Amazon for $34.95+ (available in two versions) or check out these similar bags.

32. And finally, a hands-free shopping bag carrier so you can complete the 10 bag hold without breaking off your fingers. Huzzah!

Promising review: "I've tried so many different products that are supposed to allow you to carry multiple bags at once, but nothing has worked as well as this! It's easy to use: just hold one end of the handle and thread the other end through the handles on the bags. Carrying the bags over my shoulder works really well for me because it allows me to spread the weight of the bags over my hips and back rather than taking all the weight on my shoulder. It's very well-made, sturdy, and really makes your life easier. It's worth the money." —S. Hill

Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in four colors).

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