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    41 Genius Products That'll Help Fix Small (But Annoying) Problems

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A lint remover capable of picking up every speck of dust, dirt, and pet hair plastered onto your furniture. Bliss = being able to sit on your couch with peace of mind knowing you won't be entirely covered in fur.,

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my crazy cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-lb tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it's snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using this, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It's absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don't have a pet. I don't care, it's THAT good." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    2. As Seen On TV storage bags perfect for bulk purchases: These reusable babies keep food fresh for a longer period of time, meaning everything from bananas and strawberries to asparagus and romaine will stay ripe for up to nine additional days.

    Promising review: "Wow, they really work. I am a big warehouse shopper and in the past often couldn’t eat all those berries or lettuce before they went bad. So I followed directions and made sure produce was dry (lettuce, spinach, asparagus, and blueberries). For the lettuce and asparagus, saw a little condensation in the bag, so put a paper towel in the bag where moisture was accumulating. Two weeks later (less several servings), berries were almost as fresh as Day 1. Lettuce was still crisp and crunchy (romaine), and only a few pieces of spinach were starting to wilt. Asparagus were crisp as well." —BAS

    Get a pack of eight medium, eight large, and four extra large bags from Amazon for $9.88.

    3. Miracle-Gro food spikes you'll appreciate if you love plants, but a) weren't blessed with the advantage of a green thumb, and b) laziness is one of your defining features. These slowly release micronutrients into soil for up to two months, thus allowing indoor plants to thrive.

    Promising review: "I swear by these plant food spikes!!! The package says they are for indoor plants, but I actually use them for all of my outdoor plants, especially my herbs. I first tried these after planting some basil and other herbs that seemed to be taking an eternity to grow. I went to a local home improvement store and searched the garden center for plant food, but many of them were priced much higher than I was willing to spend until I found these spikes. I figured I'd give them a try since they were so inexpensive and wow! Within just a few days, my plants had grown more than double what they had grown in the previous several weeks. One of my friends (who also enjoys gardening) came over to my house and was in awe of how big and healthy all of my herbs were. When I told her about these spikes, she went straight from my house to purchase some and had the exact same growth results." —GatorDO17

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $6.77.

    4. A FlexiSnake millipede not meant for the faint of heart. Use this to easily de-clog every drain in your home, but prepare for the horror you'll experience as you dig up about one million pounds of hair and built-up gunk.


    This FlexiSnake is great for sinks and showers in which the water takes forever to go down, plus it's reusable — just clean with hot water and soap after each use.

    Promising review: "I tried every drain cleaner known to mankind in an attempt to clear my bathtub's drain and nothing worked. Seriously dudes, NOTHING worked. After reading the reviews on this I figured what the heck, let's give it a try. I wore elbow-length rubber gloves and a medical face mask; I was ready for battle (I highly recommend you do this as well because the splash-back is REAL and it smells of demon butt). After shoving it down the drain just once the most god-awful-looking sea monster of a stinky hair clump came out. I did it about a dozen more times until no more hair monsters came up. I turned on the faucet and that sound of water finally draining through the pipes was like angels singing the Hallelujah choir. That pipe is CLEAR, my dudes! I can finally take showers again without feeling like I'm standing in a goopy stank pond!" —Kayla Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    5. An ingenious scrap collector with a wire rim that easily attaches to the edge of your countertop. Consider post-cooking clean-up a true breeze — simply scrape those potato peels and random morsels of rice right into this silicone bin.


    Promising review: "I am one of the messiest cooks in the world. When I get done, I usually have scraps around my feet where I have knocked bits of veggies off the counter. I've looked for a long time for something to take care of the problem, but everything seemed like overkill. This container is perfect. It's just the right size. I attach it in front of my belly, and all the stuff that usually hits the floor, goes in the container. Plus, I can wipe the counter into it, empty it in the trash, and pop it in the dishwasher." —Patricia Logos

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. Reusable bamboo towels that are great at wiping up spills, saving you a ton of $$$ (they last for up to six months and 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.

    Promising review: "I've had these bamboo towels for a month now and am incredibly impressed with their performance! They're much larger than a regular paper towel, thicker, softer and more absorbent. I've washed the first ones I've torn off the roll several times now and they DO survive the laundry and perform just as well afterward. I've only used five bamboo towels this month, washed them and re-used. Several times. I would have been through a whole roll of paper towels by now." —A.Clark

    Get 20 sheets from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A portable paw cleaner for when your good boy has decided to wander into the muddiest field on planet earth before trotting all over your freshly-washed living room floors. Just add a little water, put each paw inside to be scrubbed by the silicone bristles, and that's it! Clean paws within seconds.

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer that likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws, and a standard labradoodle puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me CRAZY. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and colors).

    8. A leak-proof champagne stopper that will keep your favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves champagne, meaning the entire bottle need not be finished on the day it was opened. Now without further ado, can I get a mimosa please?


    This stopper is even equipped with a date tracker so you always know how long the bottle has been sitting in the fridge!

    Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine-tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    9. A double dipper clip guaranteed to become their favorite car accessory — that's right, presenting a handy vent clip to keep their favorite sauce within reach (READ: no more spilt ketchup on leather seats).

    3D Printed By Brian / Etsy

    Get it from 3D Printed By Brian on Etsy for $5+ (available in two sizes).

    10. An overflow drain cover for the Lush bath bomb aficionado who has yet to own a luxurious tub. You'll get that clawfoot one day, but for now? This nifty cover will add extra inches of water to your soak.


    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a 4-foot bathtub (so small it should be illegal) so I used to bring a towel in the tub to cover myself just to keep warm because the water was so shallow. I've used this drain cover three times and now I literally bask in my Epsom salt baths. The silence is wonderful; I used to seethe at hearing the precious bath water drip-drop down the overflow drain. Buy it, hands down a peace preserver." —M. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. Anti-vibration pads to prevent your floor from shaking whenever you do something responsible (I.e. actually do your laundry). Plus, this provides anti-skid protection which mean your washing machine won't budge when you slam its door with vengeance.

    These handy dandy pads also act as an anti-ski protection, meaning your dryer won't budge when you slam its door with vengeance.

    Promising review: "My house was built in 1954. Old houses and front load dryers do not get along and when my wife was doing laundry, the floor felt like Godzilla was attempting to escape from beneath my toilet. This has 100% fixed the vibration issue for me. I can crap in peace whilst a load of laundry is being done without worry." —Teej

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (for a set of four).

    12. An over-the-sink drying rack for my fellow city dwellers who understand the struggle of limited countertop space. This hunk of collapsible silicone-coated stainless steel can store everything from pans to cutlery up to 50 lbs, but can easily be folded up and stored away when not in use.


    Get it from Food52 for $45 (available in three colors).

    13. A non-abrasive Bar Keepers Friend cleansing and polishing powder that will destroy years of icky build-up on all of your porcelain, copper, glass, tile, stainless steel, plastic, and brass. Time to grab your cookware set, folks, because the "after" photos are about to get GOOD.

    Promising review: "Yes! This turned my nasty yellow bathtub white again! I don't have to keep my shower curtain closed anymore while I have guests come over because I don't have to be embarrassed by my tub. You do have to scrub, but it WORKS and I'm really happy with the result!" —Cassie B.

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A rechargeable personal blender great for anyone with limited storage space *and* minimum patience when it comes to breakfast. Simply dump in your favorite ingredients, press the blend button, and BAM! A delicious and nutritious breakfast smoothie is yours in seconds.

    This blender comes with an ice cube tray and a funnel, plus you can remove the base to turn the blender itself into a drinking cup.

    Promising review: "As a very busy college student, it's hard to eat healthy. Between my limited dining hall options and my busy schedule, I needed a way to both eat my veggies and get to class on time. ENTER: this amazing blender bottle. BEST purchase my limited paycheck was ever used on. Fill 'er up with wilted salad bar spinach, crappy orange juice, a grainy apple, some ice, and BOOM...a shake is born. No need to head back to my dorm to plug it into a wall-socket base like most blenders. To my amazed friends, I am now the wizard of smoothies. They all want one now!" —Adrianna Simmons

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A tiered tray, because we'd *like* one of those fancy knife blocks but — alas — we haven't got the space. This space-efficient organizer will keep knives in place and help maintain their sharpness.


    Promising review: "The best $10 I ever spent! This knife organizer is the greatest thing ever. I have tiny kitchen drawers and cabinets and two young children. I took all my sharp things and stuck them in a drawer, my husband complained that the knives were haphazardly stuck in the drawer and he always would nearly cut himself looking for a knife. So I bought this, which fits in my ridiculously small drawers very well, and I am able to neatly stack my knives and have a nice organized drawer. I can't say enough good things about this organizer!" —Sloan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A four-sided cleaning brush to give your favorite suede booties some serious TLC (and make 'em looking brand new). This magical tool helps annoying scuff marks and salt stains all but vanish into thin air.

    This brush has a welt surface, nylon bristles, an arched half circle brush, and a protruding brush that lets you clean different kinds of suede with no harsh rubbing or scrubbing required.

    Promising review: "BUY THIS THING! I got mud of my new suede boots and thought they were ruined, but this brush completely restored them. I was shocked. I even used it on an old pair of boots from college that I have considered ruined for several years now, and it did wonders on getting rid of the filth on top of the suede. This is absolutely worth getting!" —Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    17. A genius Invisibobble that will keep your mane out of your face but won't cause any dents, meaning you’ll be able to take your hair out of your pony and the 45 minutes spent straightening won't have gone to waste.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bed head? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the Invisibobble and voila!" —Annadj

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.88 (available in four colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's take on the Invisibobble (#1).

    18. Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to quickly remove all that funky, gross, probably-starting-to-smell build-up in your favorite water bottle. These are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and require absolutely NO effort or scrubbing.

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug and I tried everything, but there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY without any scrubbing necessary. They look brand new and there was no weird smell or taste afterward, either. Absolute magic!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    19. A dryer vent cleaning system because YES, that vent needs to be cleaned once in a while. Clogged vents = longer drying times = higher utility bills = less money in your bank account to put toward, say, food delivery.

    Promising review: "This thing worked AMAZING. I got a TON of lint out of my vent piping, my dryer works better now and runs cooler, and drying time has been reduced. I was amazed at how much lint build-up there was!" —Allen L Grooms

    Get it from Amazon for $29.09.

    20. A no-tie lacing system that is durable, adjustable, and conforms to your foot for a personalized feel. If you're sick of messy laces that come untied after exactly three steps, presenting the ultimate foolproof solution.

    Promising review: "All I can say is that these shoelaces have saved me about 25 minutes every morning with my three kids! Great quality, very nice colors ,and super easy to use. Never worry again about having to tighten shoes in the middle of the street!" —ColorMeLife

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 12 colors).

    21. An adjustable duster brush great for air conditioners, fans, and window blinds because YES, those need to be cleaned on occasion (the amount of dust that can accumulate there is *cough* genuinely disgusting).


    This handy dandy tool comes with five microfiber cloths, meaning you'll be able to clean your whole darn house in one sweep.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING! You can clean both sides of two blinds at once and grip them firmly to get ALL of the dust off. Plus, it comes with five covers, so that no matter how dirty your blinds are, you'll be able to finish dusting your whole house! I also love that you can wash the covers and don't have to waste money on refills." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    22. A 3-in-1 OXO avocado slicer that can pit, split, and slice avocados like there's no tomorrow. I guess you can say that this time-saving tool truly ~guacs~ at turning your avocado toast breakfast dreams into a reality.,

    Promising review: "This product is life-changing for avocado eaters. Borrowed my brothers one day and immediately ordered my own. Even if you only eat avocados once a month, this is a must-have. I am totally against single use products, but this is different! And the piece on this that takes the pit out is amazing." —Emily Stivers

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. Arm & Hammer moisture absorbers here to keep musty scents at bay in your closet. These hanging bags combine chloride crystals and baking soda to neutralize odors and keep your clothes smelling fresh for a longer period of time — meaning that sweater you washed three months ago will still smell as if it was freshly-plucked from the dryer.

    One bag alone lasts 60 days!

    Promising review: "This works wonders! I had a bedroom that smelled so musty and moldy that it took my breath away, even after several rounds of thorough cleaning and disinfecting. This completely eliminated the odor within a few days!! I have had success in every area I have tried this product in where nothing else had worked. It not only removes the moldy smell, but the area actually smells fresh!" —M Cook

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.57.

    24. A naturally anti-microbial linen bag that will keep bread fresh for a longer period of time. For an easy way to extend the shelf life of your favorite paired-with-butter food, you'll want to ba-get this immediately.

    Lakeshore Linen / Etsy

    Get it from Lakeshore Linen on Etsy for $20.

    25. Food grade mineral oil, because your trusty cutting board could truly use a little (or a lot of) TLC. This odorless formula helps restore and protect wood and bamboo surfaces, plus gives it a good deep clean.


    This oil is also great for butcher blocks, countertops, knives, and more!

    Promising review: "My husband is a professional sous chef and he was absolutely AMAZED with the end result. As many may be able to imagine, our cutting boards are used heavily and frequently. One treatment and the wood grain popped and, aside from visible blade strikes from years of use, our cutting block roared back to a deep and rich-looking wood." —Vanessa Graziano

    Get it from Amazon for $11.29.

    26. A leather hole puncher to customize the fit of your belts and bags because a) a bag that’s too long will flop around your hips and feel uncomfortable, and b) a belt that does not properly fit will sometimes just hang there between one belt loop and the next. In short, invest in this hole puncher. It is truly worth it.

    Promising review: "I ordered this to shorten a couple of leather belts, but was nervous because I don't have a lot of hand strength. NOT A PROBLEM! It is easy to operate even for weak little me, and everything you need is included. I had two belts adjusted within five minutes!" —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    27. A wire basket ideal for tiny, amoeba-sized closets. This provides extra storage for clothes and accessories, meaning no more stuffing scarves and beanies into already-packed drawers because you don't know where else to put 'em.


    This under-shelf basket can be used for anything and everything! Sweaters, scarves, jewelry, purses, belts, papers, hand towels, etc.

    Promising review: "It may be the Marie Kondo trend or maybe I was just tired of my own mess, but I recently decided to organize my home like a grown-up lives there. These baskets have done wonders to that effect, they are great at taking advantage of previously useless space on my cabinets and shelves. They are quite sturdy and resistant, easy to slide when I need to reach for something behind them and so far (I've had them for three months) they still look brand new. I will definitely be getting more!"—Luzma5

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49.

    28. A dishwasher-safe handheld scraper that will get all the burnt-up food crisps permanently off your very expensive cookware set. (This handy gadget is also great at removing gum and stickers, because we love a product that boasts versatility.)

    Promising review: "I have been told I cackle madly when using these. Where there used to be frustration and curse words there is now glee and sweet satisfaction. Scraping pans, tins, and tray sheets has become a peach since I bought these. Originally bought for my cast irons but the other cookware wanted in on that non-scratch, sweet sweet scrape action." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.93.

    29. 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.

    This gap filler is made from a neoprene material that provides the universal perfect fit for any car — just attach it to the seat belt catch once (it has a built-in slot) and it'll be set! You'll never have to worry about removing or readjusting.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize that it would become one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft, acting just like an extension of my seat. There really isn't another product that compares to this." —Tessa Forbes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    30. An OXO peeler that I'm surprised my orthodontist never recommended because, frankly, this would have felt miraculous during my braces years. I sigh when I think of all the corn on the cob I could have eaten.


    This peeler is dishwasher-safe and designed with a comfortable non-slip ergonomic handle.

    Promising review: "Of all of our prime day purchases, what is my favorite you ask? This mf'ing corn cobber. It makes a mockery of a corn cob in a blink of an eye! Who wants corn juice and butter all over their face?! With this little bad boy, you can eat corn in peace knowing that it won't get stuck in your teeth and it won't destroy your face with a butter bath." —Jared

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    31. A Conair fabric defuzzer here to quickly get rid of accumulated lint and pilling. Have you already washed and worn this top 98 times? Maybe, but it'll at least *look* brand spankin' new.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I've lived 34 years without this product! It's a total game changer. I just de-fuzzed every piece of clothing I own, and loved every minute of it! I specifically sought this product for my very expensive Lularoe addiction, which I found were getting rather pilly after only a few wears, and everything is like new again!" —Jessica Grzeskowiak

    Get it from Amazon for $11.19 (available in seven colors).

    32. A Cuisinart salad spinner that can be used for salad, sure. But it can *also* be used to "hand wash" your delicates, extend the life of your underwire, and prevent your most expensive pieces of clothing from shrinking, losing their color, or just getting straight ruined when you try to launder it.


    Reviewers love to use a salad spinner for their bras because it drains out excess water, meaning it cuts ~air dry~ time down to a third.

    Promising review: "I actually bought this salad spinner to wash my bras. It sounds kinda crazy, I know, but it works really well. It gets them nice and clean and also really cuts down on the drying time, which is fantastic — my bras will take eight hours to dry as opposed to 24. I set it in the tub when I use it, and the hole at the top makes it easy to drain the dirty water when you are done." —Serenity

    Get it from Amazon for $18.26.

    33. A mini skillet large enough to make your favorite meal, but small enough to easily store in even the most cramped kitchens. Plus, this won't take up your entire sink when you don't feel like rinsing it right away (always a mood).


    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this tiny skillet. I am a graduate student, and pretty much live and cook by/for myself. This is the perfect size for baking, and it's also a great cast-iron skillet to learn the feel of cast-iron." —MCP

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in eight sizes).

    34. A bedside caddy because your nightstand is slightly too far, it's a mess containing coffee mugs and random scraps of paper, and you have no idea where the remote is. This convenient storage solution ensures that your nighttime essentials are actually within arm's reach.


    This organizer is designed with six pockets, meaning you can store everything from an iPad and cell phone to glasses and hand cream.

    Promising review: "Used this to help keep my bedside table clear of the random stuff that kept creeping onto it. Works well, everything has its place now, and the cat can’t just knock it if off into the floor which is definitely a bonus." –Latiger

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    35. A repair kit for all the jeans, purses, and jackets in your wardrobe that have been cursed with faulty zippers. This set comes with everything you need to fix 'em; 11 replacement sliders, six top stops, and four bottom stops in different colors to ensure everything matches.

    Promising review: "This worked perfectly. A slider had broken on my jacket and I just followed the included instructions, pulled off the top stop, and tried a few of the new sliders until I found one that fit. I didn't know this product existed and I thought I'd have to have the entire zipper replaced. Very happy to be able to zip up my jacket again!" —Jefferson R.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    36. Goody hair pins to give you that perfect ballerina bun in a jiffy because just one pin can do the work of up to *20* hair pins. How does it work, you ask? Just secure your hair into a ponytail, pull it into a super tight bun, spin the pins into place, and that's it! That up-do is done.

    Promising review: "I'm a nursing student and have to wear my hair in a bun every day. I've tried all the bun makers, watched YouTube videos, and spend way too much time on getting my hair into a bun. I was able to make a pretty bun that was secure in under 30 seconds. I thought it was a fluke so I did it again, and then again. I just ordered two more packs because I know if I lose one of these, I'd have to tear the house down looking for it. I have hair to my mid back, and three of these worked perfectly for me. If I can get my hair in bun in under 30 seconds, trust me...anyone can." —Tina

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.89.

    37. A shoe cleaning kit for when the time has come to take your kicks and give them a good scrub-a-dub-dub. This duo takes your saddest sneakers from grossly dirty to sparkling new with just a few seconds of gentle polishing, saving you a ton of money that you would have otherwise spent on a new pair.

    Just spray your shoes with the cleaner, grab the soft-bristled brush it comes with, give your kicks some gentle scrubbing — and that's it! Your shoes will look like they haven't visited about 809 dive bars throughout their lifetime.

    Promising review: "You NEED this. It works amazing with just a small amount of cleaner and dampening the brush that is included in the set. I travel weekly for work and my travel sneakers were awful from the grungy airports, but with little to no effort, they are sparkling white again." —Robby Tee

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    38. 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.)

    There have been mornings when I think I've run out of the toothpaste and then am forced to have bad breath BUT! There is always some toothpaste left — you just have to squeeze it out.

    Promising review: "This device is ingenious! Wished I’d known this product exist sooner. I use Arm & Hammer toothpaste which still comes in the standard small cap so having it prompt up behind the bathRoom cabinet was impossible. Now, problem solved. It’s a small invention that made a positive impact. I thank the person who thought of it." —Jl33NYC

    Get it from Amazon for $5.39.

    39. A batter dispenser that will turn the mess of baking (READ: take a moment to picture all the cupcake mix droplets scattered around your kitchen counter) into a much easier process. Simply pour in the batter, squeeze the lever, and all of your baking mixes (everything from pancake and brownie to to crepe and muffin) will have been dispensed in a pinch.

    This dispenser is especially effective for Saturday morning pancakes (it helps create the perfect circle), can hold up to four cups of batter, and has a measuring label built in.

    Promising review: "Love love love this baking tool. Just bought it, just made cupcakes, and cleanup was beyond easy! Typically I loathe making cupcakes with my kids because there's lots of cleanup involved — spoons falling into batter, batter all over cupcake tin...but not with this dispenser! I even let my youngest (4-years-old) pour the batter in the cups and it didn't make a mess at all! This is definitely going to be a staple in my baking line up. I am almost tempted to buy one more, just in case I never see it again!" —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    40. Battery-operated LED lights perfect for those basement stairs that lead into your laundry room, which doubles as a dark abyss that's possibly the home of a ghost. These puppies are equipped with motion sensors — meaning they'll turn on the second your toe hits the ground. (Every family starring in a horror movie needs these installed ASAP.)

    The best part? These are super easy to install! Just peel back the attached adhesive, carefully place it on any surface, and that's it! You're done! No more stumbling in the dark.

    Promising review: "These lights have worked out great around the house. I've put them on the stairwell and true to their description, they light up well when sensing motion. They won't light up as easily when sufficient sunlight is on them because they are meant to only function in the dark. (Sometimes, near dusk, I would have to get fairly close to them before they would turn on.) But once night hits, those things light up as soon as I come down off the other stairwell when ready to pay the basement a visit an perhaps do some laundry. I will note that the adhesive tape is VERY strong, as in MAKE SURE that you have them exactly where you want them before applying." —Kristopher D. Penland

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $18.99 (available in four colors).

    41. A metal container to store your most troublesome kitchen necessity: container lids. This three compartment organizer keeps them all stacked in one neat place, which means no more opening a cupboard to be attacked by a million little pieces of plastic.


    Promising review: "This was perfect for my random Tupperware lids! Didn't take up much space, and helps save space from stacking all the lids in rows or letting them pile into a mess. Very happy with this organizer." —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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