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    22 Things That Are Obvious Solutions To Some Of The Most Annoying Problems

    Looking at these products I'm like, "Oh duh – problem solved."

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    1. A pack of 100 sound-dampening bumpers to prevent the loud sounds of slamming doors and banging cabinets when you're in the kitchen for a midnight snack while the family is sleeping. Bumping this up to the top of my shopping cart!


    Promising review: "We have numerous cabinet doors in our kitchen and throughout the house that will bump into various nearby objects when they are opened: a wall, the hood above the range, other cabinet doors, etc. I have tried many different adhesive bumpers and protectors to mitigate this issue, including ones made from foam, rubber, cork, and felt. None of them work as well as these bumpers." β€”Frederik

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.99 (available in a variety of sizes and packs).

    2. A pack of motion-sensing LED lights, because you've stubbed your toe on the kitchen table one too many times! These are a cheap way to get helpful lighting in places that need it most around your home. You don't need to get professional installation β€” just stick them on.


    They're battery-powered (three AAA batteries; not included) for cordless installation. They automatically turn on within 10 feet and automatically shut off after 15 seconds of no motion detected.

    Promising review: "Excellent unwired lights for places that would benefit from having lights but you don’t want the hassle and expense of hiring an electrician to do the wiring for the lights. I have four of these lights inside hallway shelves. This hallway gets a lot of foot traffic. In the evening, these lights get triggered on by a passerby by at least 20 times. I’ve had these lights for two whole months, and the original batteries are still good to go. Please be advised that these white lights are rather cool temperature lights. I would estimate around 5,000K. If you’re looking for something slightly warmer (i.e. slightly more yellow) then opt for the warm white version." β€”H. Jonathan K. Park

    Get them from Amazon: a six-pack for $20.99 (available in four colors) or a three-pack for $13.95

    3. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in history. I never realized these things could be stored any other way than a death-trap pile in the back of my closet?!

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, I wish I would have known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!"β€”Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $11.79 (available in six packs).

    4. A multi-use whisk wiper that'll solve the age-old question, "MOM, CAN I LICK THE SPATULA?!". No child, but you can have this magical device that saves me a huge mess to clean up!


    Promising review: "This is an awesome product!! This is excellent quality for the price. It's a nice weight and is comfortable to use. It keeps the whisk off the countertop and is right there when you need to scrape the bowl. The unique design makes cleanup a breeze. Whether you're a master chef or a wannabe like me, this will not disappoint!" β€”MLE

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in seven colors and two sizes).

    5. A bedside shelf so all of your bed-related needs are only an arm's reach away. Need a tissue? Not an issue!

    Attaching this to your bed frame requires zero tools, the clamp that keeps it steady is built in, and all you do is screw to tighten to the correct/tightest width.

    Promising review: "I am so impressed with this product. I have literally been looking for something like this for years. We have a trundle bed in our guest bedroom, so a traditional night stand or bedside table would block the trundle from moving in and out. This is the perfect solution. It is nice and sturdy, even with my 13-inch MacBook sitting on it. β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in three sizes and four colors).

    6. A mini fabric steamer, because you've been skating by with wrinkly clothes hoping no one would notice. But now you want to look fresh. Steaming the wrinkles out is such a small detail but can make a WORLD of difference when it comes to how professional and put-together you look and feel.


    Promising review: "I just used it, and this little guy WORKS! I had no spitting, because of it's upright design. I steam with my clothing item hanging in front of me. I work in fashion and film and this little guy in definitely going with me. I'm going to buy a second so that it can have one for my travel bag (it's this small and space saving!)" β€”KC

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

    Check out our full review of this PurSteam Garment Steamer to find out more.

    7. A motion-activated purse light so you no longer have to dig around for what feels like an eternity for your lip balm, wallet, keys, or phone (speaking of things you've been searching for your whole life).


    Promising review: "This is an awesome purse light (and could be used in other small spaces). I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much flatter than my others. It can attach inside the space you need it for, it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light." β€”M

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    8. A produce saver, because we are all sick and tired of buying salad and veggies only for them to die a wilted death 42 hours later.

    The container has a carbon filter that traps and absorbs ethylene gas, slowing down the spoilage process. The adjustable lid maintains humidity levels, while the elevated colander keeps produce away from the walls to promote air flow!

    Promising review: "It's hard to get my family to eat vegetables without them getting slimy by the end of the week. These new containers have been great! Not a single vegetable gets slimy! All of our fruits and vegetables last much longer in these, and I love that I can actually wash the food using the green insert and it drains instead of leaving a pool. We put the vegetables and grapes in this medium-size bin and berries in the smaller bin. I also love that our fridge ends up looking so tidy and organized with everything still easy to see." β€”Allison

    Get a pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes) and get the filter refills for $13.58.

    9. A comfy, memory foam chair cushion for anyone who's been searching for something to help soothe their back pain and/or work on their posture. A pillow for your butt, how did we not think of this before?!,

    Promising review: "Works great, helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I've been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours." β€”phillygrl

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    10. A windshield cover to protect your car from the stormy weather and get you to work on time since you won't be scraping ice and snow off your windshield for an hour. Cover your window before the snow covers it for you, genius!


    The shield cover is made with straps that hang down and attach to your car's wheels for a secure and tight fit. This keeps snow/wind/and frost from building up under the cover!

    Promising review: "This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a Nor'easter, and let me tell you...this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!" β€”Shelley

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in three sizes and two colors).

    11. A puzzle rolling mat for quickly rolling up your works-in-progress so they are out of the way until you want to work on them again! This entire time, ALL we had to do was put a mat under it! *mind blown*


    Promising review: "We were vacationing and were working on a 1000 piece puzzle. It wasn't finished when we had to pack up our gear and head home. We rolled up the mat with the puzzle inside and took it home. It worked great! When we got home we unrolled it and continued our puzzle adventure and finished it. Phew!" β€”Sonia

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A set of seat gap fillers so when you inevitably drop your phone between the seat and the center console you won't have to stick your arm down the dark crevice of doom and despair to find it.


    Promising review: "I watched the episode of Shark Tank this was on. I have had incidents where things have dropped into the gap between seat and console, and what a pain that is! This product is so simple and easy to install. I highly recommend it and wonder why I didn't think of it first." β€”The Crew Dawg

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A set of anti-chafing thigh bands to protect the skin on your inner thighs from rubbing together and getting red and irritated.


    Promising review: "These are fantastic! I work overnights and wear dresses regularly to the office. This is it! So comfortable I fell asleep in them! No marks, no uncomfortable feeling or digging into the skin." β€”A. Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in six sizes and 15 colors).

    Read more in our deep dive about these Bandelettes anti-chafing thigh bands!

    14. A round blindspot mirror that'll make merging, changing lanes, and even parallel parking something you can actually do well now.


    They attach on a pivoting base, so you can adjust them for the perfect view.

    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 it's 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. They're helpful when I parallel park in the city, and I like parking backwards, so this was great for doing that too." β€”Mariam Abass

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.97 (also available in rectangular and egg shapes).

    15. A flexible cable protector so you can prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks. We all wish we bought this like three chargers ago, but now's your chance!

    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." β€”ElleNWC

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $8.97 (available in three color combos).

    16. A ceiling fan metal pull chain with two pulleys, because you've spent the last few years guessing which chain turns on the light and which turns on the fan. Plus, if you're short like me, these are great for extending the chain a bit so you can actually reach them now.

    Promising review: "Not only can I finally tell which pull chain works which function, but since I added them to the ends of my existing pull chains it's no longer necessary for my ancient 5-foot 1-inch carcass to stand on tiptoe just to reach the blasted pulls. Last time I ended up with a stress fracture in my foot. NOT fun." β€”La Donna Bucket

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15 (available in three colors and two packs).

    17. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair or accumulating so many clothes in one drawer you can't open or shut it anymore. Bees had the obvious answer to organization this WHOLE time!

    Thanks to their super simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

    Promising review: "Perfect way to organize socks and make it fun to open the drawer and be like 'what socks am I gonna wear today?' And all the colors and patterns beam back at you. If you have boring socks then I would say screw it because you are boring." β€”Esq

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

    18. A magnetic rack for a low-hassle way to keep your keys by the front door so you don't waste any more of your life searching for them on your way out. Lights, keys, action!


    Promising review: "How much simpler could it be?!? Take out the existing screws holding the switch plate, replace with the magnetic ones. Piece of cake! Love having my keys right by the back door without having to mount anything more on the wall." β€”AnewMom

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A bracelet holder so you can fasten your jewelry quickly and without the annoyance of the chain slipping off your wrist JUST as you were about to clamp it shut.


    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." β€”Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

    20. A beauty spatula designed to get every last drop of your expensive foundation, lip gloss, or lotion. Wow tiny little spatula, you have my heart.,

    Promising review: "I love this cute little makeup spatula! It's so convenient and useful. If you're a makeup/product junkie that doesn't like wasting, (like I am) this is the perfect problem solver for those empty bottles left with product caked on the inner walls. It's long too, so it works in just about any size bottle or jar. I only bought one and I use it for everything. It's washable so it will last you a long time. Great gift for a makeup artist, if they don't already have one!" β€”Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $6.12.

    21. A dog food tracker so you'll know if your best friend is just begging for a treat like they always do or they haven't had dinner yet.

    Promising review: "Awesome product! There are four of us that were working together to feed the dogs. It simplified everything because I no longer have to text to see if anyone had fed them every morning. Now I just to see if it's green and if not I feed them and indicate it, we all love it so much!" β€”Toni Deegan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in packs 1–4).

    22. A pack of six cable clips that'll finally organize your desk, car, and bedside table charging stations by keeping cords in their place, because every time you bend down to pick up your charging cord you say to yourself, "there's gotta be a better way!"


    Promising review: "If you have devices that need to be charged and you want to keep your cables neat, tidy, and in place, you need this product. You could also use your imagination to find other uses! I have purchased two packs of these and used them all! I simply could not imagine life without these cable clips!" β€”Mike

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $5.59

    Realizing there was a solution this whole time...


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