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    30 Small But Mighty Gadgets That Are Here To Make Things Easier

    There's a bag re-sealer in this post — so go ahead, break open that bag of chips.

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    1. A bag re-sealer (that, yes, looks like a teeny hair straightener) for closin' up that chip bag you didn't get through. This gadget heats up and clamps bags shut with its corrugated hot plates, so you can keep your snacks fresh!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Just got this cool new gadget! So sick of never having a clip for the million bags of chips my daily opens. This sealer worked great. Heated up in like 40 seconds and sealed this chip bag in seconds, and now I don't have to find a clip! I'm sure the chips will stay fresh much longer too since it's sealed like I just bought it! Would recommend!" —Stacy0814

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

    2. A "Bacon Bin" — aka your new *smart* way to dispose of grease, because we do not pour grease down the drain! No we do not. When you've got a piping hot pan of grease and no where to pour, grab this and you're set!

    Pot drizzling grease into a silicone container to store grease
    The Grommet

    Once it the grease hardens, you can scoop out for easy disposal, or reuse in other recipes. Oh, and this cutie gadget is from small business Talisman Design!

    Promising review: "After using just about anything that wouldn't melt, this is the best bacon grease container ever. Easy to use, easy to clean...love the piggy!" —Michael

    Get it from Talisman Design on The Grommet for $15.

    3. A silicone utensil rest that'll let you ditch the soggy paper towel covered in pasta sauce remnants for a more mess-free, easy-to-clean option.

    reviewer image of spatula and wood spoon resting on holder
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this thing! It's one of those simple ideas that you wonder why no one thought of before. I hated that utensils always fell off my traditional spoon holder. Who cooks with just one utensil? This keeps everything in place, catches the drips and cleans super easy. I have put four utensils in it with ease and it keeps the mess off the counter. I love it so much I'm buying one for my daughter." —M. Moser

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A spring-loaded coin organizer to take care of the change that's always flyin' around your car. Paying for drive-thru meals just became incredibly efficient! Now...if I could only figure something out for my purse.

    Reviewer image of coin organizer in cup holder holding different change
    amazon.com

    It can easily slip into your cup holder or console!

    Promising review: "I cannot say how much to this day I absolutely love this product. As far as products I would never give up in my life, this is 100% one of them. I couldn't live without this anymore and have recommended it to so many people. It eliminates loose change in your car, helps you start to save your change a little better, helps with drive thru's or places you could use exact change to save a buck (or $20), and has helped me in so many more situations. Over two years, four different cars, and more then a thousand dollars thru it it still functions exactly like day #1. The springs still work great despite how much change has been through it, being carried and dropped, moving between houses and dorms, and just general abuse like any object in your car. It's a great gift or something to help someone with a messy car. Absolutely recommend!" —NickDeMartin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.81.

    5. An under-cabinet lid opener so you don't have to spend your peaceful evening battling a jar. That, my friend, is a waste of time.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have tried a million different tools and gadgets for help in opening jars of all sizes, and each one had its own issues! Finally, someone has invented the perfect jar opener that is simple and requires no space in your kitchen drawers or counters. There was one person who suggested placing the opener with the sharp end of the 'V' closest to you and with it placed in the front, in the right corner under your cabinet. I followed those directions and it works perfectly and easily. I have already placed an order for another one for a gift or my sister." —moorecats

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.35.

    6. Or for smaller bottles and something more visible, a hand-held opener here to rescue you from your kombucha bottle. You love kombucha, you don't love those impossible-to-open lids.

    hand-help opener sitting on top of a drink
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My hands don’t work very well & I find it difficult to open water bottles, etc. This gadget is an elegantly simple design that works very well and makes opening those bottles pretty easy. The harder you push it perpendicular to the bottle, the tighter it grips. Nice colors also." —esdras

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. A rubber key organizer for saving space, keeping your belongings from getting scratched, stopping the annoying jingling, helping you find the one key you actually need — and holy moly, this is a tiny but mighty invention if I do say so myself!

    Reviewer image of rubber key holder attached to a key fob with four keys neatly tucked away inside of it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had ben frantically looking for something to keep my keys from jingling when I come home late, poking in my pockets, and scratching at my husbands photo. I was happy to pay the $25 since it was exactly what I wanted. It was EXACTLY what I had expected and I love it so much." —Faith Woods

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90+ (available in three colors or more colors and styles here).

    8. A clever safety cutter so you can slice open packaging, quickly cut out coupons, and trim photos — you know, all annoying and time consuming things — like a ninja on a mission.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that you never knew was missing from your life. It cuts paper, slices envelopes, opens plastic packaging, and cuts coupons from magazines without damaging the second page, all without danger of cutting your hand." —aJayM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60.

    9. An 11-function stainless steel multi-tool you can keep in your wallet and whip out like a super spy in any emergency.

    The tool half in a pocket inside a wallet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I rarely use tools, but on the rare occasion that I need one, I groan thinking that I need to go buy the respective tool which, again, I'll rarely use anyway. This multi-use pocket tool is just what a gal like me needs! There's a screwdriver, four position wrench, butterfly wrench, direction ancillary wrench, and a two-position wrench for my common tool needs. On top of that, there's a can opener, knife edge, ruler, bottle opener (very handy to have!), and a saw blade for any other random emergency, which I find very useful. The best thing about it is that unlike other multi-tools, it is flat and fits in your wallet! They also provide a carrying case so you can store it in your bag. They advertise a keyring hole, which is the one thing I would advise against, because the knife edge and saw blade are sharp and I wouldn't want this tool hanging around my body. But on the bright side, with the stainless steel material, the tools are actually sharp — a pleasant surprise. This won't break with average use. " —Johann Christine Alcaraz

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    10. An ergonomic spout and handle attachment for mason jars so you can conveniently pour syrup, honey, and homemade sauces with total ease.

    spout attached to mason jar with syrup
    The Grommet

    This gadget was created by Culinesco, a small business started by makers Kate and Bryce Hansen. After Kate's 1960s syrup dispenser broke, she was on a mission to find something that did the job just as well. When nothing came up, she invented her own!

    Promising review: "I use this for my maple syrup because it pours without it dripping all over. It's a pretty handy gadget. I like the way it stays closed. The handle allows a good grip while pouring." —Pamela

    Get it from Culinesco on The Grommet for $21.95.

    11. A brush spinner that'll clean up every last bit of makeup from even the dirtiest brushes AND then dry 'em — all in less than a minute. And to even think we've been cleaning our brushes BY HAND this entire time.

    Amazon

    How does anything get more fun than this?!

    Promising Review: "I was so interested to see if this brush cleaner would work because just like everyone else, washing makeup brushes is such a tedious chore. After reading all the reviews here, good and bad, I thought this would be good to try. One thing I thought that others had mentioned as well was to be able to rinse the brush before drying it. Made sense to me, but the idea of dumping out the dirty water and refilling with clean water for every brush seemed too time consuming. So, I went to my local Dollar Tree and bought a little round glass bowl for a dollar (!) that looks just like the kit bowl, to put my rinse water in. I just wash my brush in the soapy water then move it to the rinse water, swish it around to rinse, then spin dry. Works like a charm! I got all my brushes washed and dried in about 10 minutes and didn’t waste any time or water. Love this system, even my big powder brush stayed on and spun dry." —Amazing Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

    12. A versatile clip to keep your bag off of the dang floor. Seriously, you can use this thing on grocery carts, stall doors, tables, chairs, and in soooo many other public places.

    reviewer image of the clip hanging on a thin narrow edge in public restroom, holding a purse
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have a very heavy, large purse that is a bottomless pit. One time I put my purse on the back of my chair at a cafe and the whole chair flipped over, that is how heavy my bag is. I was looking for something so that I could hook my purse on things so it wasn’t sitting on the floor and was more accessible. I love this little gadget. I have used it on everything from bathroom stalls to tables to grocery carts. This thing really grips. All of my girl friends love it and have gotten them for themselves." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).

    13. A rechargeable, waterproof cooler light to illuminate your cooler and help you find the beverage you WANT (none of that root beer nonsense*) without freezing your hands off.

    Amazon

    *Root beer is trash! Sorry.

    You can choose between a white or red light, with battery life lasting up to 60 hours off one charge.

    Promising review: "Such a neat item! I purchased this for my husband’s hunting trip and he’s truly enjoyed the handiness of the light. He said it provided extra light in the dark wilderness. The light is compact and easy-to-charge. It lasted multiple days from one charge. Also, the different light modes are fun and one can even have a party with the blinking effect!" —Elena

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    14. A dual-USB charging port for your couch because you will no longer hunch over, stretching every bit of your phone charger just to see your phone.

    charging porch wedged into couch cushion
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This is a simple, low-tech tool that keeps my tablet fired up and ready to go at my favorite spot on my couch. It stays put and is easily re-located. Solved a problem I didn't even know I had." —Elaine

    Get it from The Grommet for $14.95.

    15. A jewelry fastener that'll make wearing that dainty bracelet (with the impossibly tiny clasp) actually possible.

    person using the tool to put on a bracelet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Wonderful helper! I don't know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use." —LuAnne B.

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

    16. A moisture meter for us no-matter-how-hard-we-try-our-plants-die people that you place deep down into the soil to get a reading of how much water your plant is receiving, so you can adjust your watering frequency accordingly!

    A reviewer's plant with the meter inside, showing it is slightly over watered
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This item is great. I can check how wet my plants are down where the roots are. So no more over watering! It is very accurate. This works great!!" —Terri Carlson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    17. A car vent dip clip so you can dip 👏 those 👏 fries 👏 without fumbling with the barbecue sauce and spilling it all over your car. May your commutes home be tolerable and filled with endless chicken nuggets.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very useful! I love that the cup is removable so if you have one of those giant Chick-fil-A ketchup cups, it can sit within the holder without the added cup, but a smaller sauce like from Wendy’s can sit inside the additional cup so it won’t fall through." —catherine

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.05 (available in three colors).

    18. Aaaand — to meet your in-house dipping needs — a dip clip that attaches straight to your plate so you're able to properly eat your nuggets, dumplings, veggies, and so on without making a total mess.

    Reviewer image of a plate full of veggies and dip clips attached to the side with dressings
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We are a household that loves our condiments! They are perfect for separating sauces, and also for portion control while sharing. I like that they are different colors too! Definitely comes in handy when you are separating sauces for wings and need to be able to tell the difference. They stay on all of my plates great, including medium saucers. I highly recommend!" —Rebecca H.

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A pie crust shield you simply attach before popping in the oven to prevent burnt edges. Your MIL can never say a THING about your pies now!

    silicone crust shield around baked pie
    The Grommet

    And it's flexible silicone mold means it can fit a variety of pie pans! Psst — this simple gadget is from small business Talisman Design!

    Promising review: "After years of wrestling with aluminum foil, I now have a simple means of keeping my pie crusts from over cooking." —Ronald

    Get it from Talisman Designs on The Grommet for $8.

    20. A paw cleaner with soft silicone brushes to quickly and efficiently clean your very bad dog's* muddy feetsies.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    *I AM KIDDING, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BAD DOG.

    Promising review: "This product is LIFE CHANGING. Before I got this product, I would have to put my shepherd in the tub 2-5 times a day. Took about 15 mins. each time. Mud would be in my tub (obviously), walls, floors. EVERYWHERE. This product made it possible to clean my three dogs, so 12 paws lol, very quickly; maybe five minutes. I laid down a beach towel, which is for the dogs and dried each paw after cleaning. I only regret not getting it sooner." —Karina Hernandez

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    21. A food slicing board with a stainless steel blade that'll quickly cut up veggies (AND CHEESE) in uniform slices thanks to its built-in measuring scale. It's literally a paper cutter...but for food.

    Amazon

    Promising review: " This thing is a champ. It's completely revolutionized my cheese and sausage game. The adjustable stop block is terrific; you can really speed through a block of cheese or a long summer sausage with clean and consistent cuts. I've only used it a handful of times so I can't vouch for its long-term durability, but at just over $20 you really just can't go wrong." —LeffelMania

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    22. An herb stripper designed to easily pluck your favorite greens that can otherwise be extremely time consuming (and annoying!!!) to do by hand. Making dinner after a long day doesn't seem so daunting now!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I finally had the chance to use this today on some cilantro. I love cilantro but don't use it as much as I'd like because it is a bit time-consuming to get the leaves off all the stems. This little gadget was an amazing time saver. It was neat, too. The leaves separated from the stems easily and quickly. In less than one minute, I had plenty of cilantro leaves for my salad. I think I'm going to purchase these as gifts, too! I don't like to keep too many little kitchen gadgets because they all add up and take over cabinets and drawers. This one, however, is a must-have." —j3nnz

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    23. A handy tool so you can ditch the struggle that is fake eyelash application. It holds the falsies in place so adding glue is easy, and actually attaching them to your lash line is even easier. Thank the heavens, honestly.

    reviewer image of clamps holding fake eyelashes
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Very easy to use and affordable. I was able to put on my lashes in no time. I can't believe I use to apply my lashes without this amazing tool. I place my lashes directly in the center and adjust the ends. My lashes go on in 1min it less with this tool." —CITY Beauty

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

    24. A clever glass and bottle cleaner with a design that makes it actually possible to get waaay down to the bottom of narrow glasses and get a good cleaning. Your hand grasping onto a big sponge will not fit, not matter how hard you try!

    Amazon

    This handy little gadget suctions to the side of the sink or onto the counter so you can scrub, scrub, scrub without the worry of it moving around on ya. And! When the brush needs a cleaning itself, just detach and wash!

    Promising review: "Love this! Helps with speed, ease and thoroughness of cleaning. I had foggy residue on the inside of a glass where my hands could not reach. A few suds and twist and it looked like brand-new." —Kyle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    25. An automatic pan stirrer your arms will be forever thankful for when a recipe calls for continuous stirring.

    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "I am a gadget queen and usually don't like the product after I waste my money on it. But this is a keeper that I love to use and to give as gifts." —Christy

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $25.

    26. An easy-to-use corer that, yup, makes coring apples, pears, bell peppers, and even cupcakes easier than ever. The serrated tips create smooth cuts — and caramel apples, anyone???

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Probably the best $8 I've ever spent! Cuts through a variety of apples like butter, cleans well, easy to use (something I needed due to occasional arthritis symptoms and flare-ups) so much bang-for-my-buck! I'll echo a few other reviewers, stop reading comments already and get this apple corer!" —Sprink

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in five colors).

    27. Clever adjustable plastic bag holders to, you guessed it, prop bags up to make meal prepping and cooking beyond simple. Use these to get your week's worth of meals packaged, or to even hold up things like flour bags to make scooping hassle free.

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    Promising review: "Many of the flours and similar products I use come in plastic bags (see photo showing Bob’s Red Mill rice flour and Schar bread crumbs). The bags are frequently unstable if you try to stand them up. These cleverly designed stands make it much easier to scoop out whatever is needed without spilling. I was surprised and pleased by how sturdy and adjustable they are." —Skyhawk

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.35.

    28. A dish brush with a ceramic base that acts as a soap dispenser to make after-dinner cleanup sorta??! fun — and stylish, I mean look at this:

    Full Circle

    Psst! Full Circle is a small business that was created to offer people good quality, sustainable home products.

    Promising review: "I tried smelly sponges, wasted too much soap, hassled with with dispensing the soap, working up a spreadable lather...then I discovered this! How something so seemingly simple and inconsequential made dishwashing so much easier!!!!! I absolutely love this thing! Brilliant!" —Lisa

    Get it from Full Circle for $12.99.

    29. A 3-in-1 avocado tool for splitting, pitting, and slicing with total ease. Avocado! On! Everything!

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "The avocado tool from OXO. I was always so afraid I was going to slip and slice my hand trying to get the pit out, but this tools makes it so easy! The top part is a knife to cut the avocado and the bottom helps to scoop out the avocado into nice slices. Even my mom who is totally against kitchen gadgets with only one purpose loves this tool!" —kg73

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    30. A snack fork you can literally attach to your favorite jar of pickles. No more dirtying dishes, no more trying to reach the last little guy waaaay down at the bottom of the jar — just pop out the teeny fork, and snack away.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "What a great little invention! Who knew that we needed one of these things, but what a handy little gadget to have. This comes with two rings, one that will fit a large jar of pickles and one for a small jar like the size those little sweet gherkins come in. The pickle fork thingy is easy to remove from the holder, and if you want to put it back in the holder after fishing out your pickles without rinsing it, no worries. The little pocket and the bottom can hold a lot of errant pickle juice. It works equally well on jars of olives. It makes removing an olive or two so much more...civilized!" —PT Cruiser

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

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