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    36 Smart Solutions To The Little Problems That Always Pop Up In Your Home

    Let these problem solvers work hard for you so you can get back to living your best life.

    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 rubber squeegee brush capable of lifting up so much pet hair you didn't even know was trapped within your carpet. Seriously, run this brush over your carpet, and watch in amazement at the huge fur balls that your vacuum has been missing.,

    Reviewers suggest using short, quick strokes over your carpet or rug to get the most pet hair out. This broom also works great for collecting pet hair on hardwood floors as the rubber bristles work like a magnet to gather all the hair in one big clump.

    Promising review: "Didn’t expect much, just bought this on a whim because on of those 'Things from Amazon that actually work' articles you see on social media. Well, I can say that it actually worked perfectly! I thought my carpet was clean because I have a full-size 'pet' vacuum, but I can tell that this broom is the only thing able to get deep enough and pull all that hair and dirt out of the fibers. Even works better on my tile floors than a regular broom. It doesn’t kick up dust particles or leave them behind. Also, I feel you can use this instead of your mop since it also has a squeegee and can be cleaned just by rinsing it. So you get a twofer with this." —Nelio

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    2. Or a dog hair remover that you can run across your clothing, furniture, or bedding to easily pick up all that loose pet hair. Now you can stop worrying about how much hair is stuck to your favorite leggings and instead get back to petting your pup.

    With more than 53,000 5-star ratings, the ChomChom pet hair remover is seriously beloved by pet owners. Just use quick, firm strokes over a surface to remove the hair – no batteries or power source required! And it doesn't use sticky, single-use paper like other lint removers do; when you're done, just empty out the hair and dust receptacle into the trash can.

    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 the ChomChom, 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." —Dahlia

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    3. A mesh bag made to fit all of your delicates like lingerie, swimwear, and scarves while keeping them safe in the washing machine. Now you'll no longer have to untangle your bra from three other sweaters when you're doing laundry!

    white mesh delicates bag with a yellow zipper

    Made from 100% recycled water bottles, each bag diverts 8+ plastic bottles from oceans and landfills.

    The bag is made by Soak, a small business based in Toronto that specializes in laundry care, and it's sold on Celsious, a Black- and woman-owned company in Brooklyn focusing on eco-friendly laundry care.

    Get it from Celsious for $25.

    4. An over-the-door shoe organizer perfect for placing in your storage closet to keep all of your cleaning supplies in one easy-to-access place. Finding your Lysol spray has never been easier.,

    I also have one of these on the door of my coat closet and I store all of my winter hats, scarves, and gloves in the clear pockets.

    Promising review: "We just moved into a house with smaller storage space than we are used to and these over-the-door pockets have been perfect! We bought a couple of them for shoes and another one to expand the storage capacity of our very tiny kitchen pantry (we had to fold under one row of pockets to make it fit). These hang well without damaging the doors or affecting the ability to open and close them. Additionally, they seem sturdy and hold even our bulky hiking and running shoes without issue. We can fit small sandals both into the same pocket, expanding the space even more." —wawadehut

    Get it from Amazon for $8.87+ (available in three colors)

    5. A dishwasher magnet so you can finally stop screaming out "IS THE DISHWASHER CLEAN OR DIRTY?!" every time you have a dirty spoon. Bonus: the modern design will blend beautifully into your kitchen decor.

    round magnet with "clean" right side up and "dirty" upside down
    1620 Designs / Etsy

    1620 Designs is a woman-owned business based in Plymouth, Massachusetts that specializes in laser-cut engraved rustic signs.

    Promising review: "Love this clean/dirty magnet for my dishwasher! Nice, clean lines and a quality product. Delivery was super fast! I would highly recommend this shop!" —kglaramore

    Get it from 1620 Designs on Etsy for $9.50.

    6. A collapsible colander that has expandable handles so you can rest it over your sink and rinse a large amount of vegetables without having to hold the heavy colander yourself. Genius!


    It can hold up to 6 quarts, and when you're not using it, it collapses, making it great for anyone with a small kitchen and limited storage space.

    Promising review: "Nice product which makes straining pasta or rinsing vegetables so much easier. It has quite a large capacity. Because it’s adjustable, it fits our sink perfectly. The bottom of the strainer is made of hard plastic so doesn’t collapse when filling it with a potful of hot pasta. The blue rubberized material allows the device to collapse making for efficient utilization of precious storage space. The expandable extensions are made of plastic, but support everything we’ve placed in it nicely with little to no flex regardless the items we place in it. Very pleased with this product." —Pix

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in nine colors)

    7. A rope doorstop designed to keep your door propped open as you head back and forth from your car to unload groceries after a big shopping trip. It's also great to use in the summer and let the nice breeze cool down your house.

    three rectangular doorstops with rope wrapped around them
    VespertineHome / Etsy

    VespertineHome is a small business based in Memphis specializing in handmade lighting fixtures, home decor and sisal rope.

    Promising review: "I have purchased so many doorstops for my back door that catches ocean breezes in the late afternoon; nothing was tall enough, and nothing was heavy enough. This arrived and has worked perfectly. Love the look and the function!" —Tawnya Lange

    Get it from VespertineHome on Etsy for $50+ (available in two weights; personalized colors available)

    8. A turntable so even that bottle of mustard way at the back of the shelf can be easily reached with just a quick spin. No more emptying out the entire cabinet for one item anymore!

    The nonskid surface of the turntable keeps everything in place as you spin it.

    Promising review: "This corner cabinet went from barely accessible and crammed to tidy, accessible, and more spacious! It was so hard to get to anything in this cabinet without knocking a million things over and I knew there had to be a better solution. This lazy susan was the perfect fix and the price is so cheap considering how smooth its spin is. I was a little worried that it would help me access a handful of things, but ultimately take up so much space that less fit in the cabinet in general. Not the case! By moving the lazy Susan to one side, I can easily access everything on it as well as store things on the other side. Now I'm trying to figure out all the cabinets in our home I can add one of these to." —Sayre Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in seven colors)

    9. A sound machine meant to drown out the noise of construction happening right outside your window at 6 in the morning. Go ahead and get more of that beauty rest – you deserve it.

    review photo of white small noise machine with three buttons in the front

    You can set it to play one of 14 different sounds: 3 white noise options, 3 lullabies, 3 fan sound effects and 5 relaxing natural sounds. It also has an adjustable night light.

    Promising review: "Love this little machine! It's small enough to place anywhere you want. Love the variety of sounds, and you can easily turn the night light off and on. The ocean and thunder sounds are my two favorites. Three buttons, and that's it!! Once you get the hang of it it's pretty basic. My sister bought this for me from one of the items I had on my Christmas list. I liked it so much I bought one for my mom, and sister in law's mom. They both have trouble sleeping and are enjoying it as well!!" —Genise Alvarez

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. A microfiber window blind cleaner if you've been putting off cleaning your dusty blinds because it's just so dang hard to do! With three blades that clean two blinds at once, you'll be done in no time and finally be able to cross off the dreaded chore from your to-do list.


    This set includes five microfiber duster sleeves you can wash and reuse as well as a tiered plastic base.

    Promising review: "OK I'll be honest, I ordered this because of the price. After reviewing several other options and having been disappointed with previous dusters I've had, I figured why spend more money on something that isn't going to work? So I ordered the least expensive option but WOW does this little tool rock!!!! It's very easy to use and clean. It does a fantastic job of cleaning and dusting the blinds and gets ALL of the crud off of them. My blinds haven't been this clean since the day they were first installed. VERY happy with purchase." —Amazon Shopper

    Get the six-piece set from Amazon for $8.99.

    11. A set of woven baskets to finally give you an aesthetically pleasing place to store all of your bulky throw blankets. They'll actually blend into your decor and make your space look put together instead of sticking out like plastic storage bins do.

    three empty woven baskets on a bookshelf
    Holistic Habitat

    You'll get three baskets of various sizes that are made out of natural maize and are handwoven.

    Holistic Habitat is a woman-owned small business in Charlotte, North Carolina, that specializes in home decor and donate15% of their profit to education initiatives.

    Get a set of three baskets from Holistic Habitat for $105.

    12. A pair of blackout curtains if you're always woken up by the ever-so-pleasant stream of sunlight directly hitting your eyes.

    The set includes two panels that block up to 90% of sun rays. These thick curtains are also noise-reducing and help insulate your house.

    Promising review: "These are great! My now 2.5-year-old consistently wakes with the sun, the sun rises on the side of the house where her window is and with just blinds, it was pretty bright in there in the morning and nap times. These curtains look great, and block plenty of sunlight to keep her sleeping in longer and make nap time much more successful. Great quality for the price. The light pink is not completely black out but the room is much much darker with them." —mhawk

    Get it from Amazon for $25.45+ (available in 10 sizes and 25 colors)

    13. A handmade cookbook holder because it's really annoying when cookbooks won't stay open to the recipe you're trying to cook from. With this, you can refer back to the recipe with ease, and when you're not using the holder, it's a handy measurement conversion chart. We love a multitasker!

    a dark wooden cookbook holder with a white hand-painted kitchen conversions design
    HerndonsMercantile / Etsy

    Herndons Mercantile is a small business specializing in handmade painted signs and home decor.

    Promising review: "I couldn’t be happier with this item! It looks great in my kitchen and the conversions come in handy. Great quality too." —Michelle Garcia

    Get it from Herndons Mercantile on Etsy for $32.

    14. A stainless steel cleaner that'll get rid of all those pesky handprints on your appliances. It won't leave behind any streaks, and your appliances will look brand-new!,

    The plant-based, lavender-scented cleaner comes with a microfiber cloth for you to use on your appliances, and reviewers say you only have to use a little bit of the cleaner to clean your entire fridge or oven, which means one bottle will last you a really long time.

    Promising review: "The stainless-steel appliances in our rental were so stained and smudged. Regular cleaners didn't work. I saw this product recommended on TikTok, and immediately looked it up on Amazon. The reviews were good and price was right, but what won me over was the plant-based ingredient list and lavender scent. I used the product the day it arrived in the mail. Worked like a charm! Easy-to-use spray, microfiber cloth included. So now my stainless-steel appliances look shiny and my kitchen smells amazing! Highly recommend." —diana

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (or Subscribe & Save for $14.20/month)

    15. A light-up alarm clock that simulates the sun rising to gently wake you up in the morning. It's a lifesaver for early risers who sleep in a really dark room and struggle to get out of bed.,

    In addition to the sunrise feature, the alarm clock also has seven different light color options to act as a night light. Bonus: there's a USB port in the back of it to plug in your phone.

    Promising review: "Awesome clock that brings extremely bright light into room! I got this because my apartment is facing the west so it’s almost pitch black until about 8-9am and I struggle to wake up for work. This clock not only allows you to use the light feature (which can be extremely bright) but also can add sound to the light. The night feature has a soft sound almost like water to help you drift off to sleep and the light dims as it goes. Definitely worth the money! There’s color features as well but I have not used those yet." —nicolelacey

    Get it from Amazon for $28.86.

    16. A plant food spike for anyone who just can't manage to keep their plants alive. This fertilizer is formulated specifically for indoor plants, and one spike lasts up to two months!

    They're especially great for ficus, snake plants, croton, spider plants, or pothos plants!

    Promising review: "I have several houseplants that had stopped flowering, so I put a few of these spikes in the pot (there are directions on the back of package for quantity), and approximately a month after using these spikes, my peace lily had three flowers on it, and my African violets plants all got several blooms on them! This worked wonders for my plants that don't flower also! I noticed that my ivy and cactus plants started growing faster, and they became more green and healthy looking. I am very happy with this product, and I will buy it again." —Elizabeth

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $2.99.

    17. A stove gap cover to prevent crumbs or spills from collecting in that annoying spot between your stove and your counter. Messy cooks: this one's made for you.,

    The gap covers are dishwasher safe and can also be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. You can also cut the gap covers to perfectly fit the measurements of your kitchen.

    Promising review: "I didn’t realize how nasty it was under my stove until we pulled it out to fix it. There were things under there I knew I hadn’t cooked in years. These little rubber flaps help and are easy to wipe down. They just fit right in between the stove and the counter. I worried they’d be noticeable, but once I got used to them they just fit with the stove. I hardly notice they are there!" —Scarlett

    Get a two pack from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A set of angled measuring cups so you don't have to bring the cup up to eye level or bend down to see how much you've poured in.

    three angled measuring cups shot from above that show eggs, sugar, and milk in them

    It makes cooking and baking so much easier, and your measurements will be more accurate! The set comes with 1 cup, 2 cup, and 4 cup angled measuring cups.

    Promising review: "This is a very inventive design for something that cooks use every day. I originally purchased the two-cup model of the OXO measuring cup and liked it so much that I decided to buy the set. These are so much more usable than the Pyrex or Anchor traditional glass measuring cups because they so much easier to read. I have some Anchor measuring cups that are 20+ years old and the red markings have faded and are really hard to see. Since the OXO can be read from the top, the measuring cup can rest on the counter for accurate measurement. No more holding it up in the air like a mad scientist measuring out liquids! Even the rubberized handle is well designed. Since these are made from clear plastic, they are very lightweight. The handle goes all the way to the counter to stabilize the measuring cup. It's very well thought out." —Bocaboy

    Get the set from Amazon for $19.95.

    19. A floating bookshelf for a seemingly ~magical~ way to show off your favorite books. If you live in a small apartment with barely any space to store your book collection, this is a great space-saving solution.,

    Each shelf holds up to 15 pounds, and reviewers recommend putting your largest, heaviest books at the bottom of each shelf for more support.

    Promising review: "These are so much fun! We ordered the small size, which fits standard hardback books (approximately five to seven hardbacks in my experience). They're a great way to add some extra storage to our very small home, and we've placed them in our hallway so people ask us about them all the time. I'd highly recommend!" —LaBuenaVidaMere

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in two sizes)

    20. A bottle of stain-and-odor eliminator that you should always have on hand in case your massive four-legged friend leaves a massive mess on the carpet.

    The spray is chlorine-free, color-safe, and safe to use around children and pets. You can use it on carpets, floors, furniture, clothing, litter boxes, kennels – literally anywhere your pet has an accident!

    Promising review: "We have three large dogs, and our house is constantly either full of fur, dog toys, mysterious puddles, vomit from yesterday's trash excavation, or your bi-monthly bout of explosive diarrhea. If you're hesitant on the price, which I was at first, your desperation to remove your carpet of brown and yellow spots will be rewarded by giving this a try. When I tell you this stuff is MAGIC IN A BOTTLE, I'm not exaggerating. Vomit, urine, diarrhea, butt juice. I know what you're thinking...'What the hell kinda dogs do they own?!' R & R got all of it out of the carpet. I'll say it again...MAGIC IN A BOTTLE. $20 for magic? Do it. We will never buy another product again for as long as we both shall live. Or at least as long as we have carpet." —Benjamin Poon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $18.97/month).

    21. A pack of furniture pads to place on your dining chairs so you can stop scratching up your hardwood floors every time you scoot the chair back and forth.

    The pack of furniture pads

    The felt pads come in a variety of sizes so you can get a perfect fit to whatever piece of furniture you're placing them on. The 133-piece set comes with 106 brown and 27 beige pieces.

    Promising review: "Great set of different sizes of protectors. Very handy and the two tones make it easier to match with different colored furniture. I have used them on the headboard of beds to keep from damaging the paint on the walls, light coffee tables that often scoot along the floor that leave marks and of course stool seats that have scraped our new flooring. So far the stick has been good and no more markings on the wall or floor." —DobieMom

    Get it from Amazon for $11.91 (or Subscribe & Save for $11.31/month)

    22. A cutlery drawer organizer so you can finally organize your kitchen drawer and actually find your favorite fork for once (admit it – we all have a favorite fork). The space-saving design also frees up the rest of your drawer.

    Reviewer photo of cutlery neatly organized

    One tray fits up to 24 pieces of cutlery.

    Promising review: "THE BEST silverware storage organizer compartments I’ve EVER had in my entire life! We have a large family and therefore have the need for a lot of silverware. Unfortunately we have a small shallow and narrow drawer in our house but it was always full! Constantly disorganized before, and now amazingly organized. The only reason I would hesitate would be if your drawer is not adequately deep, but from reading reviews people said if they had 3.5 inches of depth it would be just fine which is exactly what I have and there’s adequate drawer depth for me. I measured my skinny drawer and realized I still had space for two units and took the plunge and am so glad I did! Silverware goes quickly from the dishwasher straight into the drawer and you don’t have to stack perfectly to put a lot in!!! ADD IT TO YOUR CART NOW, you’ll be glad you did if you have the same problem as we did!" —oceantiff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A jewelry stand ideal for storing all of your long necklaces so they don't get tangled up in a random pile of clothes. Plus: it's a great way to show off all of your favorite jewelry when you're not wearing it!

    A reviewer photo of gold three-tier jewelry stand with colorful necklaces on the handles and earrings on the bottom

    It also has a base with a ridge around it for storing small jewelry like earrings or rings.

    Promising review: "I love this stand!!! It's simple, sturdy, clean and well made. It doesn't look cheap at all, not even the plastic base. I have 27 necklaces on mine — all spread out nicely — and there's plenty of room for more. I have 16-18" on the front short bar, 36" on the back tallest bar, and double-looped my longest necklaces onto the middle bar. I am so pleased with this product and will definitely tell my friends about it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.66+ (available in two colors).

    24. A TubShroom created for anyone who has to call the plumber every few months when the tub clogs yet again. This lil guy catches all of your hair before it heads down the drain, and all you have to do is clean it out after every shower.

    A reviewer photo of the tubshroom with hair surrounding it

    Promising review: "I can't say enough good things about this product. I have a family of four, and would frequently have to snake our shower drain. It appears I won't be having that problem ever again. I even give my dog baths, and this collects the hair. You don't know how much hair you wash down your drain until you use this!" —Aaron Morlock

    Get it from Amazon for $12.45+ (available in five colors).

    25. A multipurpose, heat-resistant mat that will help you out with so many tasks in the kitchen — use it to grab a hot pot handle, as a drying mat, as a spoon rest while you're cooking, or as a trivet for hot dishes at the dining table. Finally, a product that works as hard as you do!


    The mat is 12 inches in diameter, making it the perfect fit for most microwave turn tables.

    Promising review: "I’m a habitual canned soup eater. In the past I’ve burned my hands many times getting the bowls out of the microwave, and also dealt with explosive soup in the microwave that needed to be cleaned. This is a game changer! I lay it across my soup bowl, cook it, the fold down the sides to protect my hands from heat while I carry it to the table to eat." —JeanBean

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A hair tool organizer because nothing's worse than untangling the cords of your straightener and hair dryer when you're in a rush. This organizer attaches to your cabinet door and keeps all your tools separate and easy to grab.

    A reviewer photo of a hair tool organizer attached to the inside of a cabinet door holding a blow dryer, hot air brush, a hair straightener, and a curling wand

    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but with this metal basket it minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well." —Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in nine colors).

    27. A grease splatter screen to place on top of your frying pan while cooking to prevent hot oil from splashing up and getting all over your stovetop. It makes post-dinner clean up so much easier, and you won't have to worry about the dangerously hot oil splattering onto your hand or arm.

    A reviewer photo of a stainless steel splatter guard sitting on top of a pan on a stove

    It's available in three different diameters, so you'll be able to choose one that perfectly fits your pans.

    Promising review: "This screen is fabulous. The screen has some bumps but the rim is nice and flat and sits firmly on my 12-inch fry pan. I sauteed some asparagus this morning with heat turned up higher than normal to test its ability to keep oil in the pan. Zero grease came out except when I lifted the screen to turn the asparagus over. I've had inexpensive screens in the past. This one is much sturdier and I love the feet for keeping oil off the counter when I'm done cooking. Easy to clean with a soapy sponge." —Barbara Y

    Get it from Amazon for $10.90+ (available in three sizes).

    28. A garment rack for people with teeny tiny closets who need more space to hang up their clothes.

    Beach Is Calling / Wayfair, Ashleigh / Wayfair

    Reviewers say it's easy to assemble, and the clothing rod can hold up to 40 hangers on it.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I needed. I live in an older home with very small closets, so I just needed something else for my main pieces. The rack is sturdy even with heavier garments." —Jessica

    Get it from Wayfair for $70.98+ (available in two colors).

    29. A popular candle made with an odor neutralizer specifically designed to fight unwanted, lingering smells caused by stinky (but lovable) pets.

    person cuddling her dog while a pet house candle is burning in the foreground

    It has a burn time of up to 60 hours, it comes in over 25 different scents, and all the candles are made out of 100% natural soy wax.

    Promising review: "We are foster parents to a LOT of kittens, and while we wait for them to find their forever homes, even though we clean the litter twice daily, things can get smelly. I was certainly skeptical about this candle because all the reviews heralded it as some sort of miracle product. But it totally is. The first night I came home that it had been delivered, my partner had lit it and I walked into a house that DID NOT SMELL LIKE CAT despite there being 11 kittens actively everywhere. Poop smell – gone. Kitten fart smell – GONE. General messy kitten smell – GONE. We like keeping our house clean and safe for the little ones in our care, and this helps us feel a little more sane while we take care of our own cats, and take care of the ones still looking for their families." —Elizabeth Lincoln

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 27 scents)

    Check out our full Pet House candle review here.

    30. A set of clear organizing bins so you can actually see what's in your fridge and eat it before it expires. They also help to maximize the space you have in your fridge and keep similar food items together.,

    Use them to organize fruits, veggies, yogurts, baby food, sodas – anything your neat and tidy heart desires! You can also use these in your pantry.

    Promising review: "My freezer was stuffed full. Finding what I needed often required taking half the packages out and replacing them again. These organizers solved that problem. After placing the items in the bins, all I have to do is slide one out, remove the item I want and slide it back in again. What a timesaver! Will be ordering more of these for my next project — organizing my cabinets and pantry." —Kat

    Get a four pack from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes).

    31. A pack of LED battery-operated puck lights you can place underneath your kitchen cabinets or in your closet to provide some much-needed light in dark corners of your home.

    reviewer photo of a gray kitchen with multiple puck lights lighting up the counter underneath the cabinets

    The lights come with a remote that includes a dimmer, an auto off timer, and an easy on/off switch for your convenience. Because they run on batteries, you won't have to go through the trouble of hiring an electrician, and they run for 100 hours before you have to replace the batteries.

    Promising review: "So, I don't pretend to be an electrician. I use as much battery operated stuff as I can get away with. Sometimes I suffer the consequences and have products that are less powerful or less reliable than their electrical counterparts. These little lights, however, work great. They were super easy to install just where I wanted them, they press on so I don't have to get the remote every time I need some light, and they all (multiple packages worth) come on with one press of the button on the remote." —DesmoProfundis

    Get a three pack from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in three wattages).

    32. A set of bag holders that keep your food storage bags upright so you can fill them with ease. It's a meal prepper's dream!,

    It has a nonslip base so you can rest assured it won't slip around as you pour large amounts of soup into your freezer bag!

    Promising review: "I love these holders! No more getting the bag dirty and contaminated on the outside when doing chicken or worry about holding the bag up while holding chicken. These are amazing. Also, will be helpful when emptying discarded liquids. Won’t need another set of hands. They are easily adjustable for multiple size baggies and sturdy. You will not regret buying these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a six pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    33. A container lid organizer so you don't have to search through all your cabinets just to find the right lid. Nothing's worse than filling up a food storage container and not being able to find the top for it!

    You can adjust the dividers to perfectly accommodate the lids, and the organizer has a handle on the end for you to easily pull it out of a cabinet.

    Promising review: "This product does exactly what it is supposed to and does it well. In under 15 minutes I took my nightmare lid drawer and turned it into a functional, convenient storage space. The dividers were simple to install and provided flexibility. Slowly but surely I am getting my tiny, chaotic kitchen under control, and this got me a huge leap closer." —S. Hawthorn

    Get it from Amazon for $15.14+ (available in three sizes).

    34. A knife sharpener that will keep your knives cutting as well as the day you bought them. No need to get them professionally sharpened — this gadget does the job for you so you can get back to chopping veggies in no time.

    Person using a kitchenIQ small knife sharpener to sharpen knife

    You can use it to sharpen both straight edge and serrated knives. Use the coarse sharpening slot to sharpen dull or damaged knives with just a few pulls, and then use the fine slot to finish and polish the edge.

    Promising review: "I've never sharpened my Calphalon knives. I've had then for three to four years. The last time I cut meat I worked up a sweat because the knives were so dull. Tonight I sharpened them and the chicken cuts like butter!!! I'm in heaven!" —wine.wife

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    35. A Command broom gripper for storing your broom upright when you're not using it. Say goodbye to the days of stuffing your broom in a closet and losing it forever.


    You can use this with brooms that have 0.8"—1.0" diameter handles, and it's strong enough to hold up to four pounds. Because it uses Command strips, you don't even need tools to hang it up, and if you need to remove the holder from the wall, it comes off damage-free!

    Promising review: "I was using regular Command hooks on the back of my basement door to hold my broom, mop, Swiffer, etc. Every time I opened the door, they swung all over the place, sometimes falling off (they have strange handles). I found these and WOW! What a difference. Highly recommend. Items stay in place, are easy to remove for use, and replacing is a breeze, too. What did we do before Command hooks??? Hint: if using on the back of a door, place the Command holder somewhat toward the middle of the handle instead of at the top. This will help prevent swinging when you open and close the door." —Diane

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.66.

    36. A rotating cosmetics organizing tower anyone with an extensive makeup or skincare collection will appreciate. You'll clear up your counter space, it'll make your morning routine faster, and you'll be able to spot that perfect red lipstick you love in two seconds flat.

    A reviewer photo of a clear rotating plastic makeup organizer with skincare and perfume on it

    Promising review: "Wow!! Best purchase ever! Made a big difference in my bathroom and now I have extra space on my countertop! There’s plenty of storage space and I love how you can adjust the shelves to be different heights. Highly recommend this product!" —Sazi Leopard

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three colors).

    With these smart products in your house, you'll be able to tackle any small inconvenience that threatens to ruin your day.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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