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30 Ingenious Little Products That'll Benefit Your Everyday Life

Imagine knowing where your keys are when you need them... Yes, there's something in here to help.

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. Bra strap extenders to give you room to breathe (like, literally breathe). Don't go out and try to find a new bra, just get these! *Ahhhhh.*

bra extender added to bra

Promising review: "These bra extenders are so easy to use and the best invention ever! I can’t believe I’m in my 50’s and just finding these! They have saved me and girls for sure! I don’t need to go up in size but I needed an extra eyelet worth or room! Very comfortable! I’d highly recommend! Thank you!" —Ally McCoy

Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.76 (available in 19 set sizes).

2. A sleek wood car freshener that's replaceable and easy to pop in and out of its holder so you can swap with a new scent when the time comes. Oh, so suave.

person clipping in wood air freshener into holder thats on the visor

This stylish little air freshener is from small business Drift, whose on a mission to provide heavenly scents without all the harsh, traditional chemicals. Each air freshener is made without phthalates and parabens. 

Get it from Drift for $8 (available in seven scents).

3. A cleaning K-cup for the quickest, easiest Keurig cleaning ever. Pop one of these bad boys in, rinse through a few times, and poof, you're done.,

Promising review: "Okay, so these cleaner pods are awesome! I didnt know how gross our Keurig was until today. The big mason jar on the left is when I actually ran the cleaner through plus one rinse cycle. The middle one is another rinse cycle and the last one, on the right, is the last one I did. So yes, I would suggest running 2 or 3 rinse cycles instead of the recommended 1. But it's still an awesome product for the price! I have a 2.0 and I had no issues." —Mads0421

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.95.

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

model using fastener to clamp bracelet around wrist

Promising review: "This is a great little tool!! This is a quality little tool. It clips the end of the bracelet nicely so I can hook it by myself, exactly as its meant to. I highly recommend it." —Treens

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+.

5. Blister prevention patches you apply on the areas in your shoes where you feel the most discomfort. The squishy, thin patches reduce friction so your feet can feel happy as you run errands — or marathons, if you're into that sorta thing.

reviewer image with patch applied to the side of sneaker

Promising review: "These were freakishly effective! Thin as paper. Easy to apply. Stayed in place, even when the shoes got wet. But, best of all, they worked! I had a very painful callus due to a misshaped toe that would hit my shoe and cause bleeding and blistering. It hurt all the time and never seemed to heal. The pain eased immediately upon using the patch. Then, the sores healed! Seriously, these look like they could never work, especially on real problems. But after multiple cushions, bandages, etc. failed, this worked perfectly! I have recommended this to others." —Calliopia

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $17.35.

6. A cloud-shaped magnetic key holder to make certain your days are free from the stressful, frantic, and all-too-common car key search.

Reviewer photos showcasing the magnetic cloud and keys hanging off of them. Second photo shoes the cloud right next to the front door for convenient access. /

It has an adhesive backing that'll stick to your walls and doors. If you're a renter or are worried about the stickiness, you can always add Command Strips to the back — get some for $3.79.

Promising review: "What an ingenious and adorable invention. I stuck this in my entryway where there is always an inevitable catch-all area. This magnet helps clear the clutter a little and looks super cute. I have hung three key rings on it at once — it was sturdy and there was plenty of room 'on the cloud'. A pretty good $7 investment!" —Texas Sandee

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

7. And LED-dimming stickers so you can sleep in complete peace (and darkness!) and not be bothered by obnoxiously flashing router and console lights.

product diagram showing stickers applied to modem to hide the light

They dim 50-80% of the light, so you can still tell that your devices are still actually *on* and functioning. You can always double them up to completely block out the light source if you'd like (many reviewers do this) or buy the stronger full black-out edition!

Promising review: "This is the best thing you never knew you needed. I own a digital clock with the numbers displayed in red LED light, and every night I've blocked the light with a cover so it doesn't shine in my eyes as I sleep. Silly I know, but I like my room pitch black and cave-like. On a whim I bought this product. OH MY GOD! Game changer!! For the first night EVER I didn't have to cover the clock display before I went to bed!! I had no idea how big a difference this little dimmer could make, but I'm more than pleased with the result. I can still see the time display just fine, but now my room is a happy cave! The product is easy to remove and doesn't leave a sticky residue at all, which can't be said for most tapes. I did notice a slight lag in response when I covered my TV LED sensor, so if you're trying to block something that actually senses inputs I would maybe not suggest this. Other than that, excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

Get a sheet of over 100 dimming stickers (in multiple sizes and shapes) from Amazon for $4.59.

8. A hard-boiled egg timer so you can skip the guesswork of "hmmm, is eight minutes enough? I have no idea." Skip that and the Googling, and just use this lil' guy:,

Simply plop the timer and the color of the timer will change to indicate how boiled the eggs are, so you know when it's time to take 'em out.

Promising review: "100% necessary? No...however, it does make one thing a little easier for me in the morning. Instead of watching the pot and waiting for the water to boil to start the timer you can just put the NobelEgg in the pot with your eggs, start the heat and just wait for your eggs to be done. Cant wait to give some as gifts!" —BaileyBoo

Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

9. A hamburger sandwich bowl to prevent your prized pickles and perfectly cooked meat from slipping out of the bottom. Consider that tasty burger contained and that white shirt saved from the inevitable burger juice drip.

two hamburgers that are placed in the silicone holders
The Grommet

These ingenious little things are microwave- and dishwasher-safe, heat resistant up to 450 degrees, and made with 100% food-grade silicone.

You can even use them for more than just hamburgers. Just check out this review:

Promising review: "When I opened the box, we saw hundreds of possibilities and we're especially thrilled that they stand alone. So far we've microwaved portions of leftover mac & cheese, casseroles, veggies, etc. They're perfect for breakfast sandwiches, and substituting triangular waffle sections for rolls. Tuna salad sandwiches are no longer messy. The grandkids had contests for snacking ideas. The flexible silicone holds finger foods like chicken tenders or fries without burning hands. They're filling them with dips for chips, pretzels, fries, apples, etc. Need more!" —Deborah

Get a set of four from The Grommet for $24.95

10. A double-ended extension cord, because sometimes you need two but only have one outlet to spare. Go ahead, plug that lamp in! And that charger! And that router!

extension cord with two different ends

Cords are 6 feet long and have three plugs each.

Promising review: "I have no idea why these are not sold everywhere. PERFECT for my room! I ended up getting this due to my king size bed being against a wall with only one outlet. I needed a way to connect my two lamps on my nightstand and this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very best solution to connecting my lamps and also not having all my outlets taken up. I recommend this to everyone! Also perfect for outlets connected to a switch to turn on and off both lights at the same time." —Ryan

Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in black and white).

11. 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 different types of utensils resting in the different slots

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 $6.84.

12. Clever adjustable plastic bag holders that, you guessed it, props 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.,

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.

13. An anti-chafing balm to give your skin some relief on sweaty days. Plus, it's made with hydrating ingredients that won't clog pores — and yup, that all sounds A+ to me.

person applying it on shoulder under tank strap

Promising review: "From riding bikes to walking around an amusement park in shorts, any activity that caused my thighs to rub for extended periods of time left chaffing and even scabs on my inner thighs. A friend of mine is a triathlete and she recommended this product. What a life-changer! I can go bike riding in the Florida heat in shorts now! I can once again go to theme parks or the beach and walk around all day without having to suffer. This stuff is literally magic. I coat it on just before my activity and I don’t ever need to reapply. Doesn’t leave any white marks or do anything funky. It’s like it’s not even there. I love love love this stuff." —amazon customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

14. A set of bed bands for locking in your fitted sheets so you wake up on nice, neat sheets and not tangled up in them.

Promising review: "I have a pillow top and pillow bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY .... SINGLE... NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

15. 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

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 $18.85.

16. "The Cut Buddy" — your foolproof way to get clean, precise grooming lines that are totally barber-worthy., Amazon

Promising review: "This thing is amazing. Holds well in the hand, has many different outline sides, and the chalk pencil it comes with does a good job of helping me keep my line when I shave with a straight razor. I have tried other beard templates but they were too big, left outlines that looked subpar, and didn't have a barber pencil. This is worth every penny." —J

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A car visor extender so you can freakin' see the road when ~golden hour~ makes it impossible. It blocks up to 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays, reduces glare, dims brightness — and your eyeballs are about to be so happy.

polarized visor clipped on to regular car visor
The Grommet

Glare Guard, the clever small business that makes this add-on visor, was started by maker Mark Smith. Mark used to work in the movie theater business, and now he and his son are helpin' drivers see better on the roads with their smart invention.

Promising review: "This is the visor I have been searching for! I have a small car, and its visor did little to help me driving into the sun, both going to and coming from work. This is a game changer! It’s easy to install, and easy to flip into place." —Fran

Get it from The Grommet for $29.95.

18. A microwave bacon cooker so you can indulge your bacon cravings without turning on the stove, frying bacon, turning the bacon, de-greasing the bacon, soaking the pan, etc., etc., etc.

Promising review: "This is the best little gadget I have tried in a long time. I lay a paper towel on top and fold to drape over the edges to catch the splatters, program for one minute per slice of bacon, and that is it. If you have a full rack, 12 slices, you will take the rack out, remove the ones that are done, put back in, cook for additional one minutes until all are to your satisfaction. You can put the gadget into the dishwasher or wash in good soapy water and have it ready for the next use." —G. Carver

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

19. A blow dryer holder that'll angle the dryer in the perfect position, meaning no more arm rest breaks...meaning less work on your part. Genius.


The actual stand is universal, so it will hold dryers of all sizes and weights.

Promising review: "I LOVE this hair dryer holder. It used to take me 15 to 20 minutes to dry my hair in the morning. Now it takes me eight because I don't have to put my arms down to rest them anymore. I placed it high on my bathroom wall and tilted the arm down because I wanted to straighten my wavy hair. My hair was sleek and straight because I brushed it while drying, which was so much easier to do without holding the dryer. I'll tell all my friends about this!" —Jon Wagner

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

20. Horizontal prism glasses to let you do your favorites (read, Netflix binge) and your not-so-favorites (work from home...) all while laying completely horizontal. Absolute gold if you ask me.


Promising review: "These are great. A few years ago I bought a pair from a different company, and they were very heavy and hurt to wear. These glasses are MUCH lighter weight and don't smash my nose when I try to sit up. 5 starts. They block all lights behind you when wearing these; the light reflects into the glasses." —customer

Get them from Amazon for $13.95.

21. A dual-USB charging port that clips on to your couch so you will no longer need to hunch over, stretching every bit of your phone charger, just to see your phone.

charging porch wedged in between mattress and bed
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.

22. A dual-blade package opener for *safely* (safely being the key word here) opening up boxes, bottles, and mail. You know, 'cause it's not the best idea to use a giant butcher knife to slice through boxes!


Promising review: "This is a must around the house! We have one on each level of the house and it is used everywhere! This is the perfect stocking stuffer gift and we have given 20 or so of these — someone always asks where we got them! The slice-it blade works for zipping through packaging and the button-extended blade is sharp but small. This is a fabulous tool that is perfect for all the stupid hard plastic packaging with the crimped sides! Also excellent for opening taped boxes, cutting the ribbon on gifts, cutting foam board, cardboard, or chipboard." —T. C.

Get it from Amazon for $7.52.

23. Battery-operated, motion sensing night lights you can install anywhere in the house, because you don't turn on the lights. The lights turn on for YOU. 

Night lights installed on the wall where are there are no outlets

These little lights are AA battery-operated (not included, but you can grab some here), weatherproof feature, a 30-second auto shutoff, activate from 15 feet away, and can be stuck anywhere (just grab some Command strips!).

Promising review: "We have a short set of steps from the house into the attached garage that have always been dark and a little hard to see clearly in certain situations. These lights have been a perfect solution. They activate quite well and at a good distance, and put out a really nice amount of light. They also seem well made. I mounted one with the adhesive strip, and one with the screws (both included) and they are equally secure. They couldn't be easier to install and use right away. My whole family appreciates them." —foradrive

Get it from Amazon for $10.94

24. Grocery bag handles because who on earth wants to make more than one trip to the car to get the rest of the groceries or smush their fingers carrying heavy bags on each one? Spoiler: NOBODY!!!

reviewer image of handles holding multiple bags of groceries
man holding huge gallon of water with one handle

Promising review: "If I could give these 10 stars I would. We live on the 3rd floor and these have saved our wrists, hands, arms from bag carrying. These are a must have!" —Caterina Allen

Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.95.

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

The pan stirrer with three leg-type stirrers propped up in pan to stir ingredients

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. A double-sided, dressing aid tool with one side for assisting with buttoning, and the other for zipping up jackets. You know, because the last thing you want on sluggish mornings is to get into a war with your clothes!

Person using the tool with on hand to pull a button through a shirt loop

One reviewer mentioned this gadget was perfect for buttoning up a wedding dress with tons of lil' buttons.

Promising review: "I bought this for my mother who has arthritis and wears blouses with small buttons. She says it's the best ting since sliced bread! It works very efficiently to both button and unbutton, making her much less frustrated." —Mary

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

27. 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

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.

28. 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

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).

29. 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.

30. 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

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).

Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.