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    39 Things To Help You Solve Some Of The Confusing Problems You Encounter

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    1. A nylon (so it's nonstick-safe) strainer spoon designed with a discreet hook so it easily attaches to the side of your pot — which means you never have to struggle with emptying a heavy pan of boiling hot water again!


    It's also dishwasher-safe, heat-resistant up to 200°C/392°F, and works with fried foods.

    Get it from Target for $7.99.

    2. A pack of Bottle Bright for an all-natural, biodegradable, odor-free way to clean your water bottle.


    Promising review: "I wanted to get these based on the before/after picture of the thermos but didn't think it would actually work as good as shown. I used on a Hydroflask that had been stained black from years of coffee. After letting it sit overnight it was perfectly silver inside — just like the day I bought it! I used just below boiling water. Worked like magic!" —Autumn

    Get a pack of 12 from REI for $8.99.

    3. A genius little Aquapaw slow treat-dispensing mat so you can distract your pup while you clean 'em up — it easily sticks to any smooth service (like your shower tiles) and you just fill it with some PB.


    Promising review: "I love this simple but amazing mat so much. My dog hates baths and, although she’s huge, she tries to jump out of the bath leaving me and the floor soaking wet. Since this purchase, she stands patiently until her peanut butter is gone, and I get to give her the most thorough baths she’s ever had. best of all, I stay dry! I encourage you to purchase this!!!" —LunasMom

    Get it from Chewy for $10.95 or from Petco for $10.95.

    4. A heat-resistant silicone holster perfect for holding your just used hot styling tools so you aren't stuck trying to find a spot to place them down — it's also designed with two cord hooks that'll hold the plug in place when stored.


    Heat-resistant up to 450 degrees.

    Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    5. A magnificent TubShroom, because if you've ever had to deal with a clogged bathtub drain, you never want to have to deal with it again — and this little guy will make sure you don't have to!

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "After several months of repeatedly having a clogged drain and using cleaning products to unclog it we tried the TubShroom. It has worked perfectly since then. We have not had any clogs or standing water for weeks! Easy to use/ clean, highly recommend." —Hannah

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    6. A 20-bottle nail polish travel storage bag – it might just change the way you organize your ever-growing collection of polishes forever.


    Promising review: "This nail storage bag is perfect. We have been searching for something like this and they are very difficult to find. All of the bottles fit perfectly. In fact, we plan on purchasing another one. They have so many cute colors to choose from. I would recommend it highly." —An Overstock Customer

    Get it from Overstock for $20.99+ (available in six colors).

    7. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing BlueApple packets to absorb the gases in your fridge that cause fruits and veggies to go bad.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I was skeptical, but this product really does work! It's great that you get two; I have one in the veggie drawer in my fridge and the other one keeps my tomatoes on the counter fresher longer. Try it, you will be impressed!" —BeeNatural

    Get a pack of two from The Container Store for $9.99.

    8. A 4-in-1 patty mold for help making a perfect burger that will actually cook evenly and even fit on those damn hamburger buns — am I the only one eating at-home burgers where the patty is a quarter of the size of the bread!

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "This four-in-one burger press is amazing! I can't believe I didn't know about this sooner. It's so fun to experiment and put different cheese, bacon, veggies, and pineapple inside our burgers! It's so easy to use the press and very easy to clean. I have purchased stuffed burgers at the store but have never made my own and I was shocked at how simple and delicious it really is!" —Shay13

    Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $12.99.

    9. A peel-off liquid nail polish barrier designed to help you protect the area around your nails from those often inevitable invasions of polish when you're applying a fresh coat.

    Ellison's Organics on Etsy

    Get it from Ellison's Organics on Etsy for $6.95.

    10. An electronics cleaning brush with soft, retractable bristles to gently sweep away dust from small, hard-to-reach places (or to be worn as an accessory by your small pet).


    Get it from Oxo for $5.99 (available in two colors).

    11. An ingenious layered necklace detangler designed to prevent your favorite necklace from getting all tangled up when you wear them together.

    Theresa Rose on Etsy

    Get it from Theresa Rose on Etsy for $12.49+ (available in two or three hoops and silver or gold plated).

    12. A flexible silicone lemon cover that'll make storing and squeezing your lemons so easy — plus it stops any loose seeds from making their way on to your food!


    And it's dishwasher-safe!

    Get it from Oxo for $4.99.

    13. A pack of bra strap clips to help hold everything in place and stop you from doing the grab for your sliding straps every 20 seconds.


    Promising review: "Solved my problem! My bra straps no longer show outside my clothing!! Price was much better than some other drug and store options." —YWJ

    Get a pack of three from Target for $6.99.

    14. A pair of scissor slicers that'll have you making those $10 chopped salads you loved to stand in line for from the comfort of your home.

    Sur La Table

    Get them from Sur La Table for $24.95.

    15. A deep-clean brush set to help scrub away every particle of dirt that's settled into all your nooks and crannies.


    Get the set from Oxo for $5.99.

    16. A super easy to install pull-out lid organizer so you can save some of that precious cabinet real estate and make searching for your lids a little easier.

    The Container Store

    Promising reviews: "Tired of digging through stacks of lids, I was intrigued when I happened on this item. The unit is simple to install, requiring the drilling of two screws to hold the base part to the baseboard. The sliding part simply snaps on to the rail. The material works just fine. It's used to hold six lids of various sizes. I've purchased a second one to hold the remaining lids I have. NOTE: If you plan to purchase this item, be sure to measure the depth of the cabinet you plan to install it. You'll need at least 21 1/2 inches." —NalaMonster

    Get it from The Container Store for $10.39.

    17. A handy little reminder that'll make sure your favorite furry friend doesn't get a twofer come dinner time.


    Promising review: "When several family members are involved with your dog's meals, it prevents him from being fed more than two meals a day. (He will never say no to extra meals. LOL!)" —KrBerg

    Get it from Chewy for $9.95.

    18. A reusable makeup spatula so you can get every last drop of your favorite lip gloss.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This is an awesome tool. Every woman needs one. I am a stickler about using up the last drop of everything — makeup, lotion, conditioner, toothpaste, etc. I've been known to regularly cut plastic bottles in half so I can scoop out the lingering contents clinging to the bottom and sides even after the container's been sitting up-ended for days. I've been using this tool to reach the bottom of my expensive daily makeup bottle — three weeks after the pump stopped dispensing! If you're a 'value' oriented person, you need one of these." —heycher

    Get them from The Container Store for $3.99.

    19. A pack of fluorescent highlighters designed with a clear tip so you can see what you're highlighting and don't overshoot.


    Promising review: "I think these are great, they have a sleek look about them with the clear view. Sharpie highlighters are always my go-to and these are no different. I don't have any complaints about them." —pmalan

    Get a pack of three from Target for $4.99.

    20. An OXO dish squeegee that'll help scrape off those stuck-on messes without ever harming their dishes — one might even say this thing helps make sure their china is stayin' alive. Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive. Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive. (Get it? Squeegee, Bee Gees! Goodness, I crack myself up!)


    Get it from Oxo for $4.99.

    21. A mess-catching laundry detergent caddy so all those drippies coming out of your soap jugs don't make their way on to your floor — it attaches to most economy-sized liquid detergent and fabric softener container spouts.


    Promising review: "Something I never knew I needed, but now can’t live without." —LW

    Get it from Target for $2.99.

    22. A genius little heat-resistant chopper designed with three wide blades to quickly chop and stir ground meat, allowing it to cook evenly.

    Williams Sonoma

    Nonstick- and dishwasher-safe.

    Promising review: "I used to use a metal spatula held vertically to get my ground meat in a fine crumble. It worked but it wasn't perfect and I could only use my stainless steel pans. This tool, however, is just what I've been hoping for. It is a little challenging to store as the pounding portion is the same dimension as my drawers but I absolutely LOVE it! An added bonus is it doesn't ding my ceramic-coated pans and the design also makes it easy to stir the meat." —colettern

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $11.95.

    23. A helpful book on How Not To Kill Your Houseplant filled with the survival tips your favorite leafy friend needs to stay alive.

    Barnes & Noble

    Get it from Barnes & Noble for $14.27.

    24. A set of shredding claws that'll make tearing apart your meat a little easier and little less, "ow, oh, ow, that's hot!"


    Get them from Oxo for $14.99.

    25. A heat-resistant, dishwasher-safe veggie turner designed with a wide head and a raised edge to scoop and flip veggies with ease.


    Get it from Kohl's for $8.99.

    26. An OXO Pop brown sugar keeper you can attach to all your favorite storage containers — just soak it in water and then snap it on the lid of the OXO Pop storage container where you keep your brown sugar.

    Crate & Barrel

    Promising review: "I live in Florida and the humidity is no joke here. I have had brown sugar and salt turn into giant boulders within weeks of opening a new package. This pop container is truly the BEST invention ever!! I love that it comes with a ring for brown sugar. I honestly didn't know you had to soak the ring before you use it as well. Now my brown sugar stays so soft and moist. It sounds silly but it really is like Christmas each time I go to use it now. It's exciting to not waste sugar or salt any longer." —ShanelS

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $4.99.

    27. A pack of pre-moistened Almay eye makeup-removing swabs so you never have to worry about how you're gonna get rid of that rogue eyeliner and mascara that are destroying your look.


    Promising review: "I am a makeup artist and LOVE these! They are perfect for the eye area, never taking away more than you need them to." —Betsyd

    Get a pack of 24 from Target for $4.99.

    28. An easy to use and totally comfortable Aquapaw pet-bathing tool that painlessly attaches to your shower or bath so you can control the flow of water coming at your pup — plus it has little bristles to help you brush your pup and clean that undercoat they love to shed so much.


    Promising review: "Between holding the dog still, getting him wet, applying shampoo, scrubbing, and rinsing, bathing my dog is a big hassle. This device has made it so much easier. I can hold him and apply shampoo with one hand and wet, scrub and rinse with the other. He likes the feel of the spray and stays calmer, and I save a lot of water since my faucet isn't constantly running. I can turn the spray on and off with one hand as needed." —GaryJ

    Get it from Chewy $24.95.

    29. A three-compartment lid organizer so you'll finally have a place to neatly store all your storage bin tops.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "I bought this organizer to corral all of the lids for my storage containers. It fits a variety of sizes and keeps them all together. I am pleased with my purchase." —Carmel Carole

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $14.99.

    30. A sterling silver magnetic clasp converter that'll change the way you painfully struggle to put on your favorite bracelet or necklace.

    Dzines Laura on Etsy

    Get it from Dzines Laura on Etsy for $7+ (available in silver and gold and with or without a lobster claw clasp).

    31. A very precise batter-dispenser so you can make even and easy-to-cook pancakes and waffles that don't look like a Picasso painting.


    Get it from Oxo for $19.99.

    32. A portable paw plunger designed to clean your adorable pup's filthy little paws with just one quick dunk — if you really think about it, your doggo roams the streets barefoot and then curls all up on you...or maybe don't think about it.


    Promising review: "I wish I got this product sooner!!! I love it!!! Buster is not a huge fan of it just yet but he does allow me to use it. He will in time get used to it and pretty soon wait for it. Thank you for the invention. It has truly been a 'paw' saver." —Buster

    Get it from Chewy for $14.99 (also available in medium and large sizes and in two colors).

    33. A silicone (and microwave- and dishwasher-safe) safeguard so you can stop your food from boiling over and making a mess in your microwave, on your stove top...basically anywhere that's a pain to clean up.

    Sur La Table

    Fits any pan or bowl between 6 inches and 10 inches.

    Promising review: "No more cleaning up butter from the floor or ceiling of the microwave." —Story L.

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.95.

    34. An amazing and handy dipping sauce holder, that'll mount onto your car vent and give your condiments a secure place to hang out.

    3D Printed By Brian on Etsy

    Get it from 3D Printed By Brian on Etsy for $4+ (available for single or double sauces).

    35. A portable aerosol fire extinguisher everyone should have on hand in the event of an emergency — because, when an emergency happens trying to remember how to work a big ol' fire extinguisher might not come to the top of your mind.


    Get it from Target for $11.99.

    36. A nonslip bag cinch so you can reseal your bread bags without having to struggle with that flimsy little plastic thingy that I always end up breaking and then end up having to tie the bag up only to struggle to untie it and ripping the damn bag.

    Oxo, The Container Store

    Get a pack of three from Oxo or The Container Store for $5.99.

    37. A set of stainless-steel magnetic measuring spoons that'll help in your quest of keeping an organized and jam-free drawer.

    Crate & Barrel

    Promising review: "I am so glad that I bought these measuring spoons. If you like a neat, organized kitchen then these are a must-have! :) The spoons are slightly elongated that enables reaching for ingredients easier. The handles are made slip-resistant which are also equipped with tiny magnets at the ends that hold the set together. No more clanking and searching for the right spoon in the drawers. :) Do you want to make your friends' life in the kitchen a bit easier? Well, get a couple for them! ;)" —Dora

    Get the four-piece set from Crate & Barrel for $9.99.

    38. An OXO Pop Date Dial so you know exactly how fresh your food is and don't have to play the stomach flu guessing game — plus, it fits right into your Pop Containers.


    Get it from Oxo for $3.99.

    39. And an amazing hand mixer that heats up ever so slightly, making it easier for you to break down those harder ingredients.


    Get it from Target for $49.99.

    Not only is this stuff gonna solve all the confusion, everyone is gonna see you as the intellectual genius you actually are for solving all these problems!

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

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