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    34 Genius Products That Will Fix Your Small (But Annoying) Problems

    Button extenders that will add an extra 1" to my waistline? Where were you when I was suffering at Thanksgiving dinner?

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    1. Button extenders that I wish I purchased before inhaling my Thanksgiving dinner. These durable babies add an extra 1" to your waistline and can be used on jeans, slacks, and Jake from State Farm-inspired khakis.


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

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.95 (available in three colors).

    2. Hem tape to provide a quick fix for all your ~should've brought these to the tailor~ needs. These allow you shorten pants and skirts, no finger-pricking sewing needles required.


    Promising review: "This tape did the job for me! I took them on a cruise for two reasons. First, I didn't have time to properly hem a pair of pants and when applied correctly, the hems stayed in place until the adhesive was removed. Second, short socks always slide off of my heels, so I applied the tape to the inside of the socks and no more problems!" β€”Paule T.

    Get a pack of 24 from strips from Amazon for $5.35.

    3. A laundry board that makes it easy to fold all of your clothes with precision, ensuring that everything looks tidy in your drawers and closet. Looking for an assistant, Marie Kondo?,

    This board is super easy to use! Just lay the board flat (with a tee, towel, pants, whatever, on top) and simply flip the left side, then the right, and that's it! You're done! Plus, this works perfectly for not just clothes, but also linens and towels.

    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' Then I gave this a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know, I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so neatly and easily with this thing. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. Must try! Am in love on how beautiful it left my clothes." β€”Jesus Antonio Vedia

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in five colors).

    4. A wipe dispenser designed with a weighted plate that *gasp* makes it possible to grab just one wipe at a time. No more pulling out 11 makeup removing cloths by accident!


    This dispenser can hold up to 60 wipes, and is great at maintaining your wipes. You know when you get a pack of makeup removers? And then the sticky adhesive doesn't stay closed and half the wipes become too dry to even use? NO LONGER A PROBLEM with this dispenser!

    Promising review: "This product is durable, functional, and just the right size to sit on top of your toilet. What I love most is that there is nothing flimsy about it! It opens soooo smoothly, and I get such a kick out of how it opens. It's not like a jack-in-the-box, it's kind of like a slow yawn. All wipes stay secure and I can even get the larger wipes to fit. The weight works perfectly and I never have an issue pulling out any wipes. Somebody sure thought this through!" β€”Autumn.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    5. A no-tie lacing system because it's time to leave your "Let me re-tie my shoelace before I trip and make a fool of myself" setbacks in 2018. These are durable, adjustable, and conform to your foot for a personalized feel.


    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!" β€”ColorMeLife

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

    6. An erase-a-hole putty designed to fill holes and cracks in drywall, plaster, and wood. Just follow the handy dandy guide below for a DIY repair that would impress even the great Joanna Gaines.


    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It’s super easy to use and it flawlessly anything from nail holes to larger drywall anchor holes. Bonus that my walls are white and I can even get away with not repainting if I do a clean job! I hope they never stop making this stuff." β€”bookworm

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    7. An ice cube tray complete with a silicone lid to prevent any water from spilling out, not to mention you'll easily be able to stack things (ice cream, for example) on top of it.


    Psst, this ice cube tray is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "I have owned this ice cube tray for approximately four months and I have loved every day we've had together. I've considered inviting people into my home and offering them a glass of water just so they can watch in awe as I peel back the silicon top and cool the crap out of their drink. The ice cubes taste like fresh ice and the name does not lie β€” these ice cubes DO NOT SPILL. I sometimes turn it upside down in my freezer just to spice things up." β€”Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. A honeycomb organizer to prevent your intimates drawer from morphing into a junk drawer. Prepare for Aerie undies that will ~spark joy~ every time you see how neatly folded they are.


    Promising review: "I really wasn't expecting much out of these but to my surprise, these are a huge improvement over my old ways! I like these so much that I have made three separate orders of multiple boxes. They're not too high, the area inside is just right for a pair of winter socks (or two pairs of thinner socks) and underwear. Even my picky, picky daughter is using them." β€”Linda Elaine

    Get it from Amazon for $9.59.

    9. Car gap fillers with all of your late-night McDonald's runs in mind. French fries falling between 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 β€” 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." β€”Tessa Forbes

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    10. A countertop trash can that says au revoir to sugar packets and used stirrers cluttering up your kitchen. Revolutionary idea: IMMEDIATELY THROW THEM OUT INSTEAD.

    This mini stainless steel trash can is compact, has a fingerprint-proof finish, and has a five-year warranty!

    Promising review: "I love this! I've purchased several of these now. I have one next to my Keurig coffee maker for the pods, and I have one in each bathroom. It's perfect for used q-tips and cotton balls! The stainless steel finish is beautiful, the lid swings easily, the black plastic on the lid is durable, and I've been using these for over a year and its not scratched or faded at all." β€”Ange

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    11. A duffel bag complete with a bottom compartment, that way you can safely store your icky, mud-ridden shoes away from that gorgeous cashmere sweater you packed. / Via @beis

    Get it from Nordstrom for $83.

    12. Silicone sleeves you can slip on over the arms of the angel... er, your eyeglasses. This will help prevent all headache-inducing discomfort that comes from your frames digging into your head.

    I prefer contacts to glasses, but always try to wear my glasses during long flights. The frames always tend to dig into the side of my head after a while, which is so painful β€” but these silicone sleeves are here to help.

    Promising review: "Finally, the solution to my issue! My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would silp down my nose from time to time. I purchased these and my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off because they're so comfortable! Best purchase EVER." β€”Andrea Lincoln

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    13. Adhesive remover that allows you to easily get rid of those stubborn red clearance labels β€” because a great find at TJ Maxx means nothing if it's plagued with the remnants of a (cheap) price tag.

    Promising review: "Goo Gone delivers. After trying countless other solvents and every known DIY concoction for removing labels, I ordered Goo Gone. All my sticky problems are now gone." β€”R. Tanaka

    Get it from Amazon for $7.17.

    14. A storage box designed with adjustable slots for your holiday ornaments. Up to 64 of them, to be specific! Unless you are my family (in which you own at least 200), this should be more than enough space for all your tree decor.


    If you are the kind of person who throws their ornaments into random cardboard boxes because you have nowhere else to put them... rest assured that you are not alone.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    15. AND! A storage bag so you can rest assured that your lights will remain organized, clean, and tangle-free safely tucked away in your (probably creepy) attic.


    This storage bag contains three metal rods that keep your lights in a perfect, tangle-free circle.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99.

    16. A desktop heater so that your coffee remains hot to the last drop. What's more frustrating than a parking ticket, tangled headphones, not being able to find the remote, etc.? Having to sip on lukewarm beverages that are supposed to be warming your soul.


    Promising review: "I love this warmer! Easy to use, easy to turn on and off. This blends in nicely at work and it keeps my one cup of coffee warm, since I often get busy and forget to drink it." β€”d e

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    17. A wall rack that adds much-needed storage space to your "this is temporary" tiny bathroom. A way to hang towels that is functional and looks adorable? Bliss.

    This rack comes assembled (woo) and can also be used to store wine bottles.

    Promising review: "Anyone with a small bathroom knows that free space is almost non-existent, and these have been so great. We bought two so we had one for each bathroom, and we were able to get the majority of our towels in the rack β€” which means we freed up space in the linen closet!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.87.

    18. A cordless tiny vacuum ideal for small messes that don't require the full monty. Crumbs in purse, meet your maker.


    Promising review: "This is an adorable little vacuum I bought for my diaper bag! My son grinds his snacks into the carpet of his sister's dance studio (among other places), and I feel bad for the people who have to clean up after us. This is also good for quick cleaning the crumb-covered kids after a meal, benches, etc." β€”Heather A. Gunnerson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59 (available in two colors).

    19. A drying rack that is a must-have for teeny tiny kitchens. This dish drainer can (fruit) roll up when not in use, and can be place on top of your sink when you're in need of some extra countertop real estate.


    Promising review: "This is the greatest thing ever! I bought this for a laundry room sink as a place to lay out sopping wet swimsuits, but it's the coolest. It's heavy, durable, shockingly attractive, and rolls up to nothing for storage. I will get a second for my kitchen and ditch the drain rack that never gets emptied. Plus, the warm grey color is gorgeous and matches anywhere in my house." β€”E. Cannaday

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    20. A four-sided brush cleaner to get the annoying scuffs and salt lines OFF of your favorite suede shoes. Or bags. Or journals. Or coats. Anything suede, basically.

    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.

    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!" β€”Gaby Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    21. Cordless shades proven to improve overall happiness and health. With these, there will be no more having to ~bop it twist it pull it about to cry from frustration~ whilst trying to close your blinds.

    Promising review: "These blinds keep out the bright sun without darkening the room excessively and allows enough light in through windows to keep the room functional! It's easy to move up and down, it fits the room decor, and installation was straightforward." β€”Peet

    Get them from Amazon for $30.07+ (available in five sizes).

    22. A shoe stretcher to break in OR widen those these-were-majorly-discounted sandals that are just a smidge too uncomfortable or tight.

    These shoe stretchers don't work for boots, but they work for pretty much any other shoe you have in your closet. Heels, sneakers, wedges, etc.

    Promising review: "This shoe stretcher works like magic! I inserted the stretcher into my leather flats and followed the simple instructions on how to use it. On the second day, It made such a huge difference! The leather stretched out nicely and I was able to wear my flats with no more pain because of the narrow width." β€”Linda

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99+.

    23. A collapsible water bowl for our canine companions! This food-grade, silicone item is perfect for when you're traveling with your good boy, but have 0 space in your backpack for a large water bowl.


    This is the perfect 'lil thing to bring along with you on hikes and camping trips!

    Promising review: "As a part-time dog walker, a collapsible water bowl is an absolute necessity β€” especially in the sweltering summer. I didn't have the highest expectations for these because they're so cheap, but after a few weeks of regular use, I can say that I have no complaints. The size is reasonable (I've used it for tiny and large dogs), it dries pretty quickly, and I love the carrying loop and carabiner!" β€”AF

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (for a set of two, available in two colors)

    24. A window blind cleaner because YES, you do have to clean those on occasion! And this microfiber cloth tool will have them dust-free in no time.


    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." β€”Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A magnetic converter that will make struggling with your lobster clasps a thing of ancient history. This lets you throw on your go-to jewelry without having to struggle for ten minutes in front of a mirror!


    This sterling silver magnet clasp is also nickel-free, meaning it won't turn your neck a putrid shade of green after .5 seconds of wear.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52.

    26. Slow-cooker liners to replace HOURS (seriously) of scrubbing time. When you're done cooking, just lift up this liner and throw it in the trash. Consider clean-up time done.


    Promising review: "I don't know how I never heard of these sooner, but these liners make my life much easier!! We have a really busy schedule, so I use a crock-pot at least twice a week. The only thing I didn't like was the clean-up. But these liners really make clean-up a breeze! I love them. They don't melt in the crock-pot and the meal cooks the exact same." β€”Madison T. Edwards

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $2.83.

    27. A TSA-approved transparent organizer so that you don't have to fish around your suitcase for liquids (and then stuff them in a clear baggy) while going through airport security. As if flying isn't nerve-wracking enough.


    Promising review: "I am a flight attendant, and this case is perfect for all my international flights that require going through security. Plus, love the handle. It makes it easy to pull out of my suitcase!" β€”Krissti

    Get it from Amazon for $12.86 (available in nine colors).

    28. A water bottle ideal for gym time and jogs. It comes with a secret compartment (serious Gretchen Wiener hair vibes) in which you can store cash, cards, and keys.


    Promising review: "This thing goes everywhere with me. It makes going to the gym, zumba, and yoga so much simpler! There's no need to fight with a purse or wallet because all you need is this handy dandy water bottle." β€”OlyGirl

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

    29. An enzyme-based stain remover considered a ~genie in a bottle~ by anyone who tries it. Blood, sweat, and tears (as well as wine, oil, pet accidents, etc.) are as good as gone with this magic spray.

    This cruelty-free, non-toxic product is tough on stains, but safe for your household. This can be used on carpets, dining chair upholstery, your clothes, etc.

    Promising review: "I had some super nasty dress shirts that I was about to throw away. No matter how much I washed them, my antiperspirant deodorant was caked up inside the armpits and actually smelled like someone with rank armpits just took it off (not me certainly!?). I put two squirts of this stuff under each armpit and rubbed for about 15 seconds each. Then I tossed all the shirts in the floor for the night, still wet. The next morning, I washed them, took them out of the dryer, and I couldn't believe that the shirts looked and smelled brand new. I love this stuff!" β€”Don K.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. A butter spreader that will seem like a gag gift for the butter lover in your life, but this thing is actually super useful! It holds half of a quarter pound sick of butter + has rounded edges...


    ...meaning it'll spread butter perfectly onto, say, a fresh corn on the cob.

    Promising review: "This butter spreader is PERFECT for buttering an ear of corn. I like that it comes with a lid so that we can store the spreader in the fridge. This works just like the one we had growing up!" β€”M. Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $6.08.

    31. A spice organizer complete with drawer labels (48 printed, 48 blank) so that you can easily grab some thyme without knocking over paprika, cloves, and red pepper in the process.


    Promising review: "I have a cabinet full of spices and it was impossible to reach back and grab a bottle without knocking all the front bottles down. So I did some research and came across this rack and I love it! It fits the big spice bottles, fits perfectly into my cabinet, and is very easy to pull out the drawers and grab a spice in the back. Such a space saver!" β€”Lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 12-, 18-, 24-, and 30-bottle sizes and two colors).

    32. Packing cubes capable of helping you fit your entire πŸ‘ friggin' πŸ‘ wardrobe πŸ‘ inside your carry-on. Plus, this keeps everything lookin' niiiiice and neat.

    This set comes with four packing cubes (with sizes varying from small to large), as well as a laundry bag to stash all your stinky clothes.

    Promising review: "I am officially sold on packing cubes!! These things are amazing! I can believe I've been packing without them my whole life. The mesh lining allows you to peek inside, and I was able to pack all my clothes, shoes, and toiletries for a 10-day trip to Europe (full contents listed below). I packed them as I normally would first, and then packed them in the packing cubes. There was SO much more room in my luggage after packing everything in the cubes! Items I fit in the cubes and bag include two jackets, one jean vest, four pants/capris, two pairs of shorts, one romper, four dresses, one maxi skirt, seven tank tops, four shirts, three camisoles, three pajama sets, 15 undies, six pairs of socks, and four pairs of shoes. But why are you still reading?? Go buy these cubes!" β€”Tiffany

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in eight colors).

    33. A knife sharpener for knives that have gone dull over time. It's time to stop struggling to cut that steak, Patricia. That knife can barely cut through bread.


    This sharpener has a coarse and fine sharpening option, as well as a non-slip base.

    Promising review: "Do you find yourself hating the knifes you cut with? I certainly did. Always grumbling about not being able to cut a freakin' bagel or tomato! Although, as they say, it's often more difficult to cut something soft than it is something hard. In any case, do yourself a favor and get this very cheap sharpener. It works like a charm in a mere two or three swipes/pulls on the unit. Honestly, I can't believe I never thought to have one on hand before. It should be a staple in every kitchen." β€”Matt

    Get it from Amazon for $5 (available in three colors).

    34. Shadow shields to help you achieve a perfectly even smoky eye. And raccoon eyes? Bid 'em adieu, because these will collect ALL the fallout from that grey shadow you love so much.

    Promising review: "These shields are just the best! I am someone who does my foundation and concealer before I do my eye makeup. I like dramatic looks, which is often the culprit of the dreaded shadow fallout. Problem solved! Not only do these catch fallout, but they allow for crisper and more even lines on both the bottom and sides of my eyes. Side note, I have almond eyes and they are a bit big, but the shield still covers the entire area that they need to!" β€”Carolyn Rome

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $8.99.

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