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24 Clever Products That'll Make You Say "Why Didn't I Invent That?"

Such simple (but very annoying) problems, such simple solutions.

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1. A buckle-free belt designed to hold up your pants without digging into your belly button. Hooray!

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Plus, no more weird bulge underneath your shirt.

Promising review: "I loved the idea of this belt, and was skeptical that it would actually work. But it does! It keeps my jeans up, and is so much more comfortable than a buckled belt." —Bauerr

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S–L and four colors).

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2. A cookie dipper to prevent you from dropping an Oreo into the bottomless pit that is a full glass of milk.

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RIP to all the Oreos that became too soggy to eat. My heart hurts at the thought of you.

Promising review: "This is the best invention ever — me and my boyfriend love these!" —Mariela

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

3. Fast Flats small enough to stick in your purse. Goodbye, painful heels. Have fun in hell.

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Thank you, Dr. Scholl's.

Promising review: "I bought these to have at my daughter's wedding. After the formalities, I slipped these flats on and I was SO glad I had them because my heels were killing me! Everyone was telling me how they wish they had a pair. They slipped right into my husband's jacket pocket." —L Christian

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.95.

4. A heated knife to prevent the worst possible thing ever: cold butter that cannot be spread evenly on bread.

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Promising review: "Who would have thought that you needed a heating knife to warm butter or cheese? Well you do, because it’s amazing. This knife works miracles in warming butter to spread nice and smoothly, but I've also used it on cheese, ice cream, jelly, and peanut butter already and it works like a charm. The knife takes no more than two minutes to reach the highest temperature!" —bradybunch

Get it from Amazon for $14.59.

5. A dessert decorator guaranteed to transform you into the next Betty Crocker. Frosting cupcakes will become a breeze.

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Promising review: "This is so useful! I've used it once so far and it was perfect — so easy to maneuver and my cupcakes looked amazing. Nobody believed that I actually made them!" —Alexandra

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

6. A drain protector designed to prevent clogs by catching all the hair in your shower. Basically, it's your bathroom bodyguard.

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Promising review: "I used to have to throw out expensive hair traps that sit over top of the drain after only a few weeks because you could never really get them fully clean. But not this thing! The genius is that the hair and scum get wrapped around the tubular part that sits down inside the drain. Why spend time and elbow grease really cleaning something like this just to avoid having something ugly down in your shower? This takes care of it; the top stays clean and it's all you ever see. No offensive soap-scum." —Amazon Customer

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

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7. Moldable glue to save the poor technological souls in your home. This is perfect for fixing frayed wires.

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Promising review: "This thing has so many uses! I keep buying this over and over. I've used this moldable glue to mount things, organize wiring in stereo cabinets, stop rattles (my license plate rattled when closing the trunk and two little balls of Sugru to the back of plate did the trick), and I've even made tool hangers in the garage with it." —fastrnu

Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $22.

8. A before-you-go toilet spray to keep your loo from smelling like poo.

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Promising review: "This stuff is a must if you are a human who goes to the bathroom. I even take it with me to public restrooms because you never know what smell is lurking in the air on the other side of the stall door. THIS IS A MUST, I TELL YOU! A MUST!" —Nina

Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

9. An overflow drain cover that'll give you a deeper bath. Now excuse me while I run to Lush and buy 17 bath bombs.

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Promising review: "This drain cover does a wonderful job of raising the water level in my small tub, and it keeps the water at the level I want!" —Anna

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

10. An auto shut-off outlet designed to ease all "did I turn off my straightener?" fears and panics.

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Promising review: "My mother-in-law was constantly calling me to race over and check that her curling iron was turned off while she was at work. I got tired of doing that, so I purchased this. It works perfectly!" —Tracey A. Underwood

Get it from Amazon for $17.85.

11. An ingenious hanger sent to us by the home improvement gods: You'll finally have a place to store all those tank tops.

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**buys tank top hanger** **still can't find a plain white tank top**

Promising review: "I have way too many tank tops, so I ordered two of these hangers and was able to eliminate about 16 hangers from my closet. I have so much more space!" —PAW

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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12. An egg separator for people who can't seem to bake without finding an egg shell in the mix...

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This egg separator will take out the yolk, while leaving those pesky egg shells behind.

Promising review: "I love this idea. It's fast, simple, and easy to use. Also, it's easy to clean and I have no trouble using it with large eggs. This is definitely better than the wire holder I have been using!" —meissler

Get it from Amazon for $12.

13. A set of suspenders to keep your sheets in place. No more sleeping in a tangled mess!

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Promising review: "Where have these been all my life?! OMG! I love these. They work easily, will not tear the fabric, and make a huge difference in the appearance, fit, and comfort of your sheets." —Elly's proud granny

Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

14. A magnetic measuring spoon you'll actually be able to locate when you need it. Hooray!

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For some reason, measuring spoons always disappear within my household.

Promising review: "I love it. I have one stuck to my fridge, which is right next to my stove. No more looking through drawers for measuring spoons anymore. I just have to grab it right off the fridge!" —Carmen

Get it from Amazon for $9.76.

15. A handy-dandy ring to transform your finger into a beer bottle–opening savior. Probable scenario below.

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"Oh no! We have beer, but no opener!"

"Have no fear! The beer bottle ring is here!"

"Thanks, beer bottle ring!"

Promising review: "I bought this to attach to a zipper on my cooler bag. It works perfectly, and it doesn't get in the way. Can't go wrong for the price!" —Mark Zalikowski

Get it from Amazon for $1.

16. A timed pet feeder to make sure your good boy/best friend/soulmate is fed when you're not home.

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Promising review: "My dog had three surgeries this year and beat cancer. She had to be on numerous medications and, with my 10+ hour work days, it made it very hard to deliver her needed medications. I bought this, duct taped it to the wall above her metal bowl and programmed it for dispensing medication and kibbles. This is the best product I have bought in decades, and it allowed me to work my normal schedule without worrying." —Mike

Get it from Amazon for $19.62 (available in a two-meal and five-meal system).

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17. An earphone winder to prevent your headphones from getting tangled in the uncharted territories of your purse.

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Will also prevent all feelings of helplessness attached to the process of untangling your earphones. There is nothing worse.

Promising review: "Absolutely awesome little product. It's excellent and small enough to keep in your purse, pocket, etc. I bought this to help keep my earbud cords untangled for plane rides, and I couldn't be more pleased with it." —Connie Thomas

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

18. Shaper inserts for boots that are made to stand up straight in your closet. And that's just what they'll do, damnit.

But really, goodbye to my boots not standing upright.

Promising review: "These are simple shapes of die-cut black plastic that you bend and insert into boots to keep them upright. The plastic has enough springiness that they expand to the width of the boot, and also has a slight ribbing on one side (the side you put facing the boots) so they don't slip. Height is adjustable for short, medium, and tall boots!" —PK

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.21.

19. A clever bracelet to hide your most prized possession. Because honestly? Hair ties look pretty terrible on their own.

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Have you ever taken a great picture, you're wearing an awesome outfit...but then you zoom in and realize you never removed the hair tie from your wrist and now the outfit is ruined?!

Get it from The Grommet for $19.95 (available in gold, rose gold, and silver).

21. A polish holder ring that reduces chances of spilling. You'll no longer need to keep the bottle on an unstable surface!

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For example: You place the bottle on your comforter. You move. It spills. There's purple polish all over your comforter. It never comes out.

This is also great for bottles with not-so-much nail polish left: You can tilt the ring to get to the bottom.

Promising review: "I am all about finding products that make my life easier, and this fits the bill. It fits my fingers just fine, and I've tried two different-sized nail polishes and neither fell out of the ring." —punkofneptune

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in nine colors).

22. Plus, an all-in-one polish that applies the base coat, color, and top coat with just one swipe. Basically, it's a bottle of magic.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this polish, and have used it for years. I have hundreds of them (seriously), and I love how easy it is to apply. If I'm in a hurry, just one coat is fine." —DRM

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 56 colors).

23. A mount stand perfect for long, luxurious Neflix binges in your bathtub. Because Netflix in bed is so yesterday.

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Promising review: "This floor mount is easy to assemble, and it holds the tablets securely in position. I have an Italian greyhound who thinks my lap is his seat whenever I sit down, so that makes it difficult to hold my tablet comfortably. Now he can be comfortable and I can read. I'm delighted!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

24. Sneaky flasks no one will suspect of containing contraband. NO ONE. NO ONE AT ALL.

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Except, of course, those of you who are currently reading this article.

Promising review: "These flasks are amazing! They look and feel like real lotion bottles, and the snap tops are convenient and strong. They're super easy to throw in your bag for a concert, the beach, etc." —Ellen

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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