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    Small (But Annoying) Problems Are No Match For These 34 Genius Products

    Buh-bye, window dust.

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    1. An adjustable duster brush great for air conditioners, fans, and window blinds because news flash, those need to be cleaned on occasion — the amount of dust that can accumulate there is *cough* genuinely disgusting. And don't worry, cleaning said crevices requires but a few minutes of your time and just a flick or two of the wrist.

    2. A set of LED Under-cabinet lights to make any teeny kitchen feel more spacious, more inviting, and less like a dungeon made worse by bad fluorescence. You can even keep these on overnight to reduce the chance of ghost encounters on your way to grab a glass of water.

    kitchen with plain white stock cabinets with lights underneath them to make it look so much better

    3. An elephant cutlery holder cleverly designed with a ~drainage~ trunk, aka this can store cutlery and toothbrushes without trapping any gunky water.

    the gray elephant holder

    4. An adjustable ~garbage can~ to toss the food wrappers, receipts, and heaven-knows-what-else that accumulates in your vehicle. Picture it now: a world in which your passenger seat isn't cluttered with coffee to-go cups.

    the black garbage bag attached to the back of the passenger seat

    5. A reusable sticky adhesive bra perfect for deep V-neck tops, backless dresses, and strappy shirts in which a bra band would look like garbage. This silicone bra provides the perfect amount of support while staying in place all night (HOORAY) and isn't painful to take off.

    6. A water-based tile pen that'll transform the chore of grout cleaning into a fun activity reminiscent of filling in the pages of an adult coloring book. Consider mold banished after a few swipes of this nontoxic formula, which releases anti-bacterial agents with each pass.

    reviewer photo of grout looking clean on one side and dirty on the other

    7. An over-the-drain protector for anyone with a pop-up drain that is a: the bane of their existence and b: constantly getting clogged. Place this on top of your drain to trap gunk *before* it becomes a built-up abyss of gross scum that will take ages of time (and a professional plumber) to clear out.

    reviewer photo of the gray pop-up drain protector

    8. A lint roller for a grossly satisfying gadget that's capable of picking up every speck of gunk plastered onto your furniture. Bliss = being able to remove the plastered pet fur on your couch within seconds, therefore not having to worry that your black leggings look like they're covered in white dust.

    reviewer showing all of the pet hair in their roller

    9. A vacuum hose attachment which multiple reviewers (multiple!) swear pulled out whole socks from their lint traps. Clogged vents = longer drying times = higher utility bills = less money in your bank account to put toward, say, more Seamless takeout.

    10. A grout cleaner that clings to silicone sealants (the thin area around your shower head, in between your tiles, etc.) and effectively banishes mold and mildew to the pits of heck forever, which is where they rightfully belong. Someone contact Dante and let him know we've got another inferno contender.

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight

    11. A bunch of reusable cable ties that will let you put all "this charging cord is tangled beyond help" situations to rest. These simple Velcro hooks are an easy (but genius) solution that keeps everything from chargers to USB cables in check.

    12. A floating hidden bookshelf that scratches the itch of having your own at-home library (you'll have it one day, I promise). These sturdy shelves are great for anyone with limited storage but a *ton* of books, meaning no more scattered paperbacks littering your bedroom floor.

    Reviewer's six books seemingly floating from the wall with a small cactus on top

    13. A spoon holder (and steam releaser!) because read my lips: no dirty spoons on countertops. There is nothing worse than pasta sauce cluttering up a work station. Sure, you can get yourself a spoon rest, but...how boring. And impractical for small kitchens.

    14. A hanging clip for anyone who has a purse covered in the dirt and grime of dive bar floors past. This convenient invention hooks on to any edge, and is also perfect for public restroom stall doors, grocery carts, tables with barely enough room for your plate of food, etcetera. It doesn't require much space thanks to a sturdy grip!

    reviewer's purse hanging from table at restaurant using the clip

    15. A Chuckit! ball launcher to play fetch without having to, well, get your rump off your backyard patio furniture. If you've got a doggo with more energy than you after 10 cups of cold brew, this is a great way to play for long periods of time without overexerting yourself in the process.

    The launcher

    16. A magnetic stove shelf for folks who understand the struggle of living in an amoeba-sized apartment (shoutout to literally everyone living in New York). This requires zero installation and provides a nice, neat, tidy place to keep your kitchen essentials, freeing up a ton of cabinet *and* countertop space in the process.

    The stainless shelf on top of the back of a stove range holding oil, salt and pepper shakers, other spices, and a mortar and pestle

    17. A memory foam seat cushion to turn your uncomfortable desk chair into something you can actually sit on for eight-plus hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, and a gel layer provides ultimate support.

    the u-shaped pillow on chair

    18. A hand-powered chopper to save you blood, sweat, and tears... literally. Chopping onions (or veggies, fruits nuts, herbs, and more) will no longer be a sobbing affair thanks to this small-but-mighty kitchen gadget.

    19. An air pressure wine bottle opener because I am an adult, I have consumed many a $7 red, and yet — there is nothing that makes my palms sweat faster than a manual corkscrew opener. The cork breaks in half about two-thirds of the time, and I just no longer have that level of patience. Give them the gift of stress-free Pinot. They'll truly thank you for it.

    20. A set of silicone ear grips for your favorite pair of prescription frames. These anti-slip holders basically ensure that your glasses stay put, meaning constant re-adjusting and slipping down your nose? A thing of the past! Plus, these won't dig into your skin and give you a headache.

    tortoiseshell frames with black silicone grippers

    21. A reversible waterproof desk mat that cackles in the face of coffee rings. Plus, don't have a space large enough to accommodate a fancy WFH set-up? Same. Slap this bebe on your living room coffee table to at least give the *feeling* of typing away at a genuine office desk.

    Reviewer pic of the rectangle desk mat in blue with laptop, coffee, mouse and pen on it

    22. A soundproofing strip because that upstairs neighbor is practicing tap dance routines, your roommate has been blasting the same '90s Spotify playlist since 7 a.m., and I can really go on but don't want to. Buy the damn soundproofing strip. You're welcome.

    23. A set of oven liners to save you the heartache (yes, heartache) of burnt roast chicken bits — the kind that will require a minimum of seven scouring pads and so. much. backache to remove from your oven surface. Consider that time-consuming cleaning step all but gone.

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

    the green bin attached to a kitchen countertop

    25. A shower curtain liner with mesh pockets for anyone done with cluttering the corners of their (very tiny) bathtub via an excess of shampoo bottles. You like one for volume and you like the other for strength; I get it. This makes it easy to store a ton of stuff without making your tub feel cluttered.

    26. An ultra thin electrical cover because the only outlet in your entire bedroom is covered by a heavy dresser. Say so long, farewell to wiggling furniture out of the way in order to make room for bulky plugs: This cover is connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at once.

    27. A no-scrub Wet & Forget cleaner to make "cleaning" as easy as one, two, spritz. This no-rinse product should be used weekly to keep your shower free of mildew, which basically means it will take all of two seconds to feel like you've deep-cleaned the place in which you bathe.

    28. A reusable K Cup that's about to save you so much cold hard cash. Not only are these practical puppies *so* much better at reducing waste than the disposable kind, but they're also compatible with all Keurig machines and guarantee good joe every time.

    reviewer holding up the purple reusable filter

    29. A multi-purpose strainer basket that expands to fit your sink *and* collapses so it can be shoved right back into a tiny kitchen cabinet when you're done. Cleverly designed with drainage holes, this tool is perfect for straining pasta, washing fruits and veggies, or even drying some dishes. You know the metal colander you have now? The one that takes up more space than it's worth? Ahem. We think it's on its way out.

    30. A stainless steel whisk wiper that makes post-baking cleanup seem — gird your loins here — like a complete breeze! This gadget effortlessly scoops up funfetti so that you won't have to run your whisk under soap and hot water for 84 years. You also won't lose an entires cake's worth of batter.

    31. A set of three watering funnels that makes sure you water your plants, not the floor. This is effective, takes up no extra space, doesn't look like an eyesore, and gets a task (one that you constantly put off) out of the way.

    water being funneled into plant

    32. A pair of Drop Stop car gap fillers (as seen on Shark Tank!) that are designed 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.

    reviewer photo of the black drop stop

    33. A sheet set made from a more breathable eucalyptus lyocell material; it also uses 96% less water to make and comes responsibly packaged in a recyclable cardboard box with zero waste. Not to mention there are !!! tags !!! that say which corner of the bed each side of the sheet belongs on. Oh, all the time I would have saved...

    34. A hard water stain-remover because I'm ready to say so long and farewell to staring at my gross shower head that still looks awful despite hours (upon hours) of scrubbing. This quick-working formula is great for toilets, tiles, shower doors, and really anything else that's been affected by hard water!

    Reviewer's before-and-after picture of their shower faucet with hard water stains and then totally clean

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