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    21 Ridiculously Clever Multi-Use Products You Totally Need In Your Life

    You didn't know you wanted a hairclip that was also a screwdriver, but now you do.

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    1. A robust bartending tool that'll provide you with 10 things you need to be an amateur mixologist.

    Promising review: "There's not much to add here except to say that this really is the Swiss Army Knife of bar tools. Once you get past how big and somewhat silly looking this thing is, you'll realize that it's well made and complete, with everything that you need to make drinks and show off for you friends. And I was surprised at how sharp the main knife was out of the box. If you have even a casual interest in making cocktails, this is indispensable." β€”LegalWriter

    Get it from The Grommet for $30.

    2. A ninja-like hair clip that'll cut boxes, pop bottles, and fix your glasses.

    Promising review: "I work in a BYOB painting studio and my days are filled with not only painting, but cutting open box after box of canvases. Let me tell you, this little guy is a TROOPER! I literally use it, at least, 30-40 times a day. It even cuts right though corrugated plastic sheeting like butter! Breaking down cardboard boxes? NO PROB! Zipping through plastic sheets? GOT THIS! Need a beer opened? POP! I love this little guy SO MUCH, I just ordered three more. My first one just broke today after six months of non-stop daily abuse. What an awesome tool. DOES NOT cut your hair at all. Perfect...just perfect." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in black, silver, and pink).

    3. This travel pillow able to support your neck, act as a sleep mask, or cover your bad hair day.

    Promising review: "I haven't traveled with it yet but you know what I have done? Slept with it on nearly every night since I've gotten it. It's incredibly light and comfortable both on my eyes and at the nape of my neck where I bring the pillow down a bit. And the elastic for adjusting pressure/tightness is a great addition, as is the reversible, simple, clean colorway. I know that I will be packing this whenever I travel now. And since it doesn't look that much crazier than a regular eyemask, I won't feel strange wearing it in public on an airplane, unlike its larger predecessor." β€”Kelly McCormick

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    4. A washroom stand that'll also hide unsightly litter boxes.

    Promising review: "Worth every penny to not have to look at cat turds and it looks like a nice piece of furniture. I was concerned that because my cat is indoor/outdoor that he would take to going to bathroom in such a small space β€” but I was pleasantly surprised. I think if you clean it daily the cat will be fine." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $82 (available in four colors).

    5. This hoodie that actually kills 15 birds with one stone (well, one jacket).

    Promising review: "I wasn't sure about the jacket β€” especially the cost. However, I have spent too many days in cold airports. I decided to purchase the travel jacket and I am glad that I did. The back of the pillow is slim and makes for a very comfortable neck pillow. I took a great nap. The jacket is comfortable and warm. The pockets are very handy and don't weigh down the jacket." β€”Rice Diva

    Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in two colors and sizes S–XXXL).

    6. This toaster oven that's literally both a toaster and an oven.

    Promising review: "I ordered this for our office break room. I was just going to get a regular toaster because I wanted to be able to toast my bagels in the morning and then I came across this little gem. You can use it as a toaster or an oven just by sliding a little bar. It's great because now people can heat up stuff like leftover pizza (which just doesn't taste the same if you heat it up in a microwave) or toast a bagel. I am really glad I found this, and everyone at the office loves it." β€”Tiffanie R.

    Get it from Amazon for $38 (also available in red).

    7. A stretchy nursing scarf that'll have you covered in multiple ~motherly~ situations.

    Promising review: "So much nicer than I was expecting! I'm in love with this cover! My fourth baby is due, and between all the babies I think I have used every style cover on the market. What I love about this one is it's easy to put on or take off the carrier, and it's not going to get blown open by the wind. It's super soft which I wasn't expecting, just the right amount of stretch to fit over my carrier (Chico Keyfit 30) and can be used as nursing cover, or shopping cart cover." β€”NatalieN

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in nine colors).

    8. This laptop sleeve that also has pockets for your slimmer items.

    Promising review: "I was needing a new case for my MacBook and was intrigued by this felt one. I loved how it came with a separate pouch for my mouse/power adapter. The felt is so soft and I can imagine quite durable and shock absorbing. It has a Velcro closure for the laptop and a sort of bungee cord closure for the small pouch. It even came with a little wipe cloth for your screen and such. The quality is undeniable. Aesthetically it is so slim and smart looking. It fits nicely in my briefcase." β€”Sheba.Milo

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in six sizes to fit your laptop and in two colors).

    9. A multi-purpose makeup stick -- in the universal shade Orgasm -- you can use on your eyes, cheeks, lips, and body.

    Promising review: "It is such a versatile product that can be worn in a myriad of ways. I have sensitive, combination skin and this product didn't make me break-out. I have blue eyes, brown hair, and light-medium skin with neutral undertones β€” and I have already used this color as eyeshadow, a highlighter, and blush topper. I don't think the formula is quite right for lips, but I will experiment with that in the future. I highly recommend having at least one of these in your makeup arsenal. They glide on smoothly, blend easily, and are incredibly portable. It's pricey, but it will last for ages, and has so many uses (depending which shade you choose)." β€”sngray11

    Get it from Sephora for $39 (available in 11 shades).

    10. This pressure cooker that can slow cook, steam rice, sautΓ© vegetables, and even make yogurt.

    Promising review: "There are so many people who say the can't cook, but I swear I'm on a whole new level of not being able to cook. This little appliance helps expand our menu and I Have learned to do so much with it. I will sum up in a nutshell, I love how easy it is and how I throw everything in it comes out done. No stirring and not many messy dishes. I still don't love it for meats (which I don't eat much of anyway), but I think that's just a matter of needing to experiment more with them. I seriously can't believe how many foods can be cooked in here!" β€”Aundrea

    Get it from Amazon for $99 (available in 5-, 6-, or 8-quart sizes).

    Check out our review of it here.

    11. This one travel dress able to convert into 20 different styles.

    Get it from Age for $69 (available in 10 colors and sizes S-XXL).

    12. A collapsible bucket that can transform into a watering can in seconds.

    Promising review: "Easy to hide, easy to use. Packs up into a tight little unit. Surprised that it could actually carry a full load of water back and forth with no leaking but it has proved to be a huge success for apartment living. What a great item if you don't have a lot of room to store gardening supplies." β€”L4nner

    Get it from Amazon for $27 (available in six colors).

    13. This well-constructed purse for surreptitiously dispensing wine.

    Promising review: "This is a nice quality handbag without even considering it has a hidden compartment to store a bottle of wine. The description says will hold two bottles, but there is only one cooler compartment and one disposable pouch included. I guess you would have to take the second bottle and carry in the purse. (Not like I'll need two bottles of wine for a day trip away from home, though.) Also, considering the liquid weight while carrying a bottle equivalent of wine, I would have liked the straps to be wider. These thin little straps will probably dig into my shoulder with the added weight of the wine. (Guess I'll have to drink fast!)" β€”Sherry-KC

    Get it from Amazon for $75 (available in three colors).

    14. This flexible, magnetic LED light strip you can attach to your car for overhead lighting, or roll up into a ball to become a lantern.

    Promising review: "If you spend a lot of time outdoors camping, the Luminoodle is the perfect addition to any outdoor activity. It's lightweight, completely flexible, and it plugs into any USB power source. This light is perfect for the backpacker that travels light! The output on this light, both in the bag and strung out, is quite impressive. While stuffed in the bag it puts out enough light to softly light the trail you're walking. While strung around the picnic table it provides enough light for the whole family. Completely flexible and portable, you can even use it to make sure you and your pet are visible on your evening walk." β€”BiJae

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in 5-foot and 10-foot lengths).

    15. A three-piece teapot that deconstructs into a cup and saucer.

    Promising review: "I love this tea pot set β€” all of the pieces are essential to tea lovers. The cup fits in the hand nicely, the plate protects surfaces from the heat and catches drips. The teapot is the perfect size and keeps my tea nice and hot. The lid to the pot is perfect. The porcelain is beautiful, tough, and high quality. I love the way it stacks when not in use. Been using it daily for six months and loving it." β€”hypnotoad

    Get it from Amazon for $50 (also available in gray).

    16. This shower head with an integrated Bluetooth speaker for that splash of sound.

    Promising review: "I have been thrilled with this showerhead. The shower itself is very powerful, and the speaker is very clean and fun to listen to. I love being able to listen to music from my own device, and even answer a phone call in the shower (if I have to). If you've ever installed a showerhead or paired any device with your smartphone, this will be a breeze." β€”Brian R.

    Get it from Amazon for $37.

    17. A nifty coffee scoop to clip shut your bag when you're done with it.

    Promising review: "Love it! I wish they sold different colors because I would rather have a bronze or gold color. Other than that it's sooo stinkin' useful and handy! I lost my scoop that came with my French press forever ago and have just been using random measuring spoons. But they're never quite the right size to just keep in the bag so every morning I'd have to search the kitchen for my tablespoon. Not anymore! Not it's part of the clip that keeps the bag closed and the coffee fresh! I just love it when people are creative enough to combine two useful things into ONE UBER useful thing!" β€”K. Lewis

    Get it from Amazon for $7 (available in a two-pack).

    18. This cutting board that lays flat when you need it, and then folds up so you can transport your food prep.

    Promising review: "It is exactly what I wanted and expected. I had a smaller version that I used for years and it finally wore out. This larger one is perfect. Have you ever cut or chopped something up and then tried to pour it into scoop it up and add it to your pot, or picked up a flat cutting board and tried to scrape the contents into the pot only to have some of it miss and hit the floor or fall onto the stove top? When you pick this this one up the side fold in and funnels every thing into the pot. You WILL love it!" β€”Randy Sutherby

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    19. A shower curtain with pockets to hold all your personal care items so they're within arm's reach as you bathe.

    Promising review: "I needed more storage in my shower because there are no built-in niches and I only have room for a narrow shower caddy. I saw this idea on Pinterest, but it was geared toward college dorms and small apartments. I found that it works great in any size bathroom. It has nine pockets of different sizes, so you can story many different items. The liner itself is of heavy plastic and the pockets are of sturdy mesh. The overall quality is very good and it does not feel too thin. My shower rod is screwed into the wall, so I am not concerned about putting too many heavy items in the pockets, but if you have a tension rod, you should be aware not to over load it." β€”Minerva King

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    20. This duo mask that uses a steaming one to help cleanse your pores, and then a cooling one to help minimize their appearance.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! It's a little intense, especially if you do the cold right after the hot, but. My skin looks and feels amazing. Well worth the price! A word of warning though to anyone with sensitive skin: the top 'hot' part is essentially a microdermabrasion with heat added to it. The bottom is a cooling mask. If you have sensitive skin, the hot and cold may be a bit much!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31 or Glossybox for $30.

    21. A utili-key that discreetly fits onto your keyring and provides more than six different tools when in a pinch.

    Promising review: "This little thing is great! I use this thing ALL the time. I was amazed at how incredibly sharp the blades are, they aren't messing around. The size of the Utili-key really fits nicely on my key chain, it doesn't stand out anymore than any other keys do, which was an initial concern I had. The screwdrivers are great in a pinch, obviously not something you'd want to use to do a project with, but when you need something right then and there to take a screw out or tighten on your glasses, this thing couldn't be more convenient. It's actually sort of a pain to open, HOWEVER that is a GOOD THING. I have zero fear of this falling off my key chain ring, as you need to be very intentional when opening it. So I'm glad it's as sturdy as it is." β€”CGriesemer

    Get it from Amazon for $11 (available in a two-pack and gift-tin form if you're looking to send it to someone).

    Congrats on reaching Inspector Gadget levels of absurd functionality!

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