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    29 Products That Are Super Simple But Totally Genius

    Now I'm wondering why I didn't invent these things.

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    1. A drain cover so you can fill your tub all the way to the tippy top.

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    Promising review: "Can I give this thing 10 gold stars? I have a four 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.

    2. Heel blister patches that are meant to line your sneakers so you can walk and run without painful rubbing. If only these could just come standard issue with all sneakers.

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    Promising review: "These are amazing. I had a pair of flats for work that were digging holes into the back of my heels and these things completely solved the problem. They are paper-thin, so they don't change the fit of your shoe. They worked so well that I ended up buying more for a second pair of shoes that were giving me the same problem. The ONLY downside to these is how pricey they are — $12 a pair is pretty steep. That said, you get what you pay for and these really are excellent." —KB

    Get them from Amazon for $10.49.

    3. Slow cooker liners so you don't have to yank the heavy pot out of the cooker to clean it. Bags! Gotta love 'em.

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    Promising review: "Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant Crockpot? Well, now you don't have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your Crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you're all done...just trash the liner! I've been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day's cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product." —Katie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.53.

    4. Mother Earth-approved bamboo towels said to replace up to six month's worth of paper towels. They're stronger (see: watermelon pic) and more durable than the other kind so you can reuse 'em.

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    I'm not sure *why* you would use a paper towel to hold a watermelon under the faucet but it's certainly a striking example of the strength of bamboo! Anyway, all you have to do when you're done using one is throw it in the wash.

    Promising review: "I clean for a living, so using these on the job as well as my home makes life much easier, and I can feel better about not being so wasteful. I use them for drying my hands, cleaning the countertops, and as a reusable Swiffer pad for floors. What I do is mark each one with a Sharpie. My first initial for hands and face at home, 'C' for cleaning counters and 'F' for floor. What I love about these the most is they dry a lot quicker than regular towels and washing them is super easy. Dirt and grime tends to just rinse right out. Even on the mop pads. It's incredible. Now I don't have to waste money buying the Swiffer refills. These are different to use but it's worth figuring out what works for you!! A must buy for eco-friendly cleaning!" —Joyce

    Get a roll of 20 sheets from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A cuff-style bracelet with a groove to keep your hair-tie in. Now you can always have one handy without it cutting of your circulation.

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    Promising review: "Looks great, does what I hoped (keep from cutting off circulation — I have clotting issues) while still looking fashionable. I have my discreet gold exercise tracker and matched my hair tie to it; together they just look like some bangles. The other ones sold online that are cheaper are painted plastic — after a friend's kid got sick from cheap jewelry, I decided that everything that's in contact with my skin 24/7 has to be safe." —1.5 Trick Pony

    Get it from Amazon for $35 (available in three finishes).

    6. Jumbo divider sticky notes so you can jot down some summary notes on each section in your notebook. Congratulations on becoming the most organized person in class!

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    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle, and are 2.4 cm or about 0.8 inches in length. The paper note itself is 14.8 cm or 5.8 inches in length. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight." —Malik

    Get a single pack from Amazon for $3.71 (available in packs of 1–12).

    7. A pack of fridge drawer liners to help extend the life of your produce. Maybe you'll actually finish a bag of spinach for once.

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    Find out exactly how long to store your groceries.

    Promising review: "Bought a new refrigerator so thought I would do it right. Great product; lets the air get under the fruit/veggies and keeps them fresh longer and keeps the drawers cleaner, too." —M. Kopp

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

    8. A cellphone holder that clips to your car's air vent and keeps your makeshift GPS at eye-level. It's so easy and helpful, you'll be kicking yourself for not getting it sooner.

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    Just slip the metal plate in your phone case and now you can stick it to the magnetic mount.

    Promising review: "Love this product. It’s so simple — stays on the dash nicely. The metal plate on your phone is thin. I think the fact that the magnet isn’t on the phone itself is better for the phone. If you have a phone cover, you don’t even have to stick it to the phone. Rather just insert it between your phone and cover. The magnet is very strong and should hold." —Mika

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses to help prevent eye strain from staring at a computer all day. Who knew the only thing you needed to avoid office headaches was some tinted glass? Assuming they're from eye strain and not frustrating coworkers, of course.

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    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).

    10. Blind spot mirrors so switching lanes doesn't have to be a heart-stopping moment of terror. Why don't cars just have these already?

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    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get two from Amazon for $5.97.

    11. An ice tray with a lid so you can walk at a normal pace from the sink to the freezer and just throw that thing in there, no risk of spills.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it's so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It's so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side." —Kalisa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A windshield cover to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on your car. Just peel it off and drive!

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    Just think of the time you could save! This comes with four magnets to keep the cover down.

    Promising review: "I just recently bought this product and it definitely lives up to my expectations. It has been windy all day and it has stayed on no problem. I have a Chevy sonic and it completely covers the windshield. I'd expect it to fit a much larger windshield, too. It keeps the snow off." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $13.79.

    13. Reusable silicone cupcake holders so you can stop dealing with those paper ones stealing half your cupcake bottom.

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    These food-grade silicone cups are freezer-, microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn't have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they're on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full." —kapplejack

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99/12, or $9.99/24.

    14. A journal happy to store all your increasingly complicated passwords. At least 12 characters, including a symbol, number, capital letter, ancient rune, and the fleeting details of a half-remembered dream? COME ON!

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    It's alphabetized so you can easily find the one you need!.

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I wanted. The book has a heavy plastic cover and heavy-duty wire binding. The paper is good quality, although my favorite gel pens did have some bleed-through. I'd recommend ballpoint or pencil. The entries have wide spaces, with room for website, email, username, password, and notes (which is perfect for noting the answers to those security questions... What's your favorite ice cream flavor? I don't remember what I answered a year ago!). The password section has a good number of extra lines, for those sites that make you change your password with annoying frequency." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four sizes).

    15. A handy device that keeps track of whether or not the cat has been fed. Those hungry meows aren't fooling anyone now, Socks!

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    Promising review: "I put this right next to her bag of food. It had been next to her bowl, but by the time someone noticed it was already checked off for the day, they already had re-fed her. She once ate as much as eight times in a day.

    Now, she lost so much weight she was able to jump 6 feet from the bed to the dresser when her max was 3 feet." —COA×4

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. A dishwasher magnet so you can know at a glance whether the dishes are clean or dirty. Arguments = avoided. Accidentally eating off a dirty plate = never again.

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    Just rotate it to switch the "status."

    Promising review: "I don't know why it took me so long to buy this thing, but I'm glad that I finally did. Yes, to some it might be silly, but there are times when I forget or can't tell whether my dishes and glassware are clean. This $3 magnetic sign saves me from washing the 'dirty' dishes another time." —Colmac

    Get it from Amazon for $4.60.

    17. A jewelry organizer that properly displays all your trinkets in one convenient place. Bonus: You can keep it hidden in your closet.

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    Promising review: "This jewelry organizer is very versatile with the pockets AND the loops for hanging larger and longer necklaces so that they do not have to be scrunched up into one of the pockets. It has helped me to gain dressing table space that was previously cluttered with necklaces and jewelry boxes. It's much quicker to find the jewelry I want to wear and to not have to untangle bracelets and necklaces. Would recommend to anyone who likes jewelry and needs to organize and save space." —jlm

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in three colors).

    18. A lil' raincoat for your bag, because an umbrella can only do so much and your favorite purse is NOT waterproof.

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    This was a product on Shark Tank! They didn't get the deal, but it's still a great investment if you don't want a soggy purse.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    19. A pair of massage slippers that are meant to be worn for 15 minutes at a time to help with various foot pain problems.

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    Promising review: "I had done a lot of research on these before I purchased them. When I received them I put them on for 15 minutes and wore them around the house while I did my household chores. I did wear socks with them. The last five minutes were a bit painful but I kept them on. The first night I slept better than I have slept in a really long time. I woke up with no knee pain or sciatica and back pain. I could actually get up from a sitting position without struggling. I am 71 years old and my knees and back have been giving me a fit for a really long time. My husband was so impressed that he asked me to order him a pair. I truly believe in the health benefits that these offer and all without drugs and/or surgery. I will continue to wear them the recommended 15 minutes per day. I can't say enough positive things about these slippers, and have already recommended them to my family and friends." —ELIZABETH J.

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 4F–12M and four styles).

    20. A liquid eyeliner with a stamp on the other end so you can just ~wing~ it when you want dramatic cat eyes without the drama of trying to draw them on yourself.

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    Promising review: "It really is smudge-proof! Living in Texas in the 100+ degree weather, you definitely need something that’s not going to be running down your face a couple minutes after going outside. This is it! It's super easy to use and doesn't irritate my eyes like other eyeliners. I love it and will repurchase when I need to." —Lacey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in four sizes).

    21. A spoon that clips on to the side of your coffee ground jar, so your scoop is never out of reach.

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    And pick up a pair of mason jars!

    Promising review: "This little clip on scoop is so handy!! My guy loves his coffee but kinda makes a mess with it in the cupboard in the kitchen, lol. I bought this scoop to attach to one of my large mouth mason jars. It fits perfectly!! It's good quality. No more coffee grinds inside the cabinet. His coffee stays much fresher, too! Win-win!" —ChrisyP

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99+ (available in two colors).

    22. A pair of waterproof shoe covers to keep on hand in case of unexpected rain. We all know that umbrella is not going to protect your new suede heels from a torrential downpour.

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    Promising review: "These are FANTASTIC!! I’m in Oslo, Norway. I knew there was going to be some rain on this trip and I didn’t want to bring my heavy rain boots, so I ordered these! Rain today, so I slipped these on my walking shoes. Let’s be honest; they are not going to win any fashion prizes, but which would you want, dry feet or wet feet?" —Sarabeth721

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three sizes and 12 colors).

    23. A pack of workout cards for when you're motivated to start exercising but not quite motivated enough to join a gym.

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    Promising review: "I'd highly recommend this and all FitDeck products! We generally work out for an hour at a time — start with a one- to two-mile run, then do a handful of FitDeck cards, then about 10 minutes of stretching. The hour goes by really fast. By shuffling the cards and drawing them in random order, you get something different for each workout, which keeps it from getting boring. Since I have to look at a card every minute or so, it also keeps me mentally engaged, so I don't zone out. We usually didn't work out when we traveled, but now we take the bodyweight FitDeck with us so we make it a point to at least squeeze in a light workout. We love it!" —S. Berg

    Get them from Amazon for $14.39 (available in three styles).

    24. A double-layered umbrella that closes inside-out so you don't get soaked when you try to close the darn thing. Such an easy fix, yet it took us so long to figure it out.

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    Promising review: "I love this umbrella! It's nice-looking. I bought the 'Starry Sky' design, but there are lots of different colors and patterns to choose from. The quality is good, and the inverted-open design is great, allowing the water to fall from inside then close to help keep you and your surroundings dry." —Wanda Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $18.70 (available in many patterns).

    25. A back zipper pull so you can get into dresses all by yourself, no complicated methods or partners needed.

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    No need to use your treadmill like Liz Lemon.

    Promising review: "I bought a dress with a back zip ('invisible zipper' too, i.e. tiny!) recently from Ann Taylor. Getting into it and zipping it all the way up was nearly impossible.....unless I wanted to start cussing and sweat buckets throughout the whole ordeal. Let me tell you, this worked like a charm, even on that tiny zipper of mine. Just follow the instructions and you can NOT go wrong, IMHO. Worth the money." —Chicago888

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

    26. A dermaplaning tool that'll quickly clean up eyebrows and peach fuzz with just the flick of the wrist. So! Easy!

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    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.74.

    27. A set of microfiber towels capable of wiping off every single speck of makeup. It's just a wet cloth — you don't even need to add makeup remover.

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    I love using microfiber towels over regular makeup remover wipes because they work so quickly. If I ever make a mistake with my eyeliner in the morning, I can just reach for one of these and start fresh, no lingering makeup remover residue in sight.

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.49 (available in three patterns).

    28. An aerator that pops right onto the mouth of the wine bottle and infuses oxygen as you pour. It releases the aromas, meaning $5 wine might end up tasting like $15 wine.

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    My friend has one of these and I can confirm it makes a HUGE difference.

    Promising review: "These wine aerators are FABULOUS! I do wine demos for different wineries and I don't always have time to let a bottle of wine breathe properly before a demo starts. These greatly enhance the flavor and it makes all the difference in the world. My sales numbers increased greatly. And you can't beat the price!" —Ash Bash

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    29. And a privacy window film that's easy to install and fills your home with lots of rainbows when the sun hits it just right. Now you can sing "somewheeeere over the rainbow" as you step over your dog.

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    Read more about this beloved rainbow window film.

    Promising review: "This window film is just STUNNING! I used it for the bottom half of my windows on my main floor for added privacy, so I don’t always have to keep my curtains closed! I wasn’t expecting all the beautiful colors the film presents throughout the day. It’s like having crystal prisms all over the house and it changes from minute to minute! Applying it is also very easy, I recommend getting the application kit that is recommended by Amazon." —Stacy M. Ambrose

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98+ (available in nine sizes).

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