Skip To Content

    34 Ingenious Products To Keep Around The House

    Buy them now and future you with thank you later — trust us.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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. 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!

    2. Super strong magnetic strips designed to hang beer bottles and keep them off your shelf so there is more room in your fridge. I mean, this is the kind of six pack I'm striving for in 2019.

    3. 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!

    4. A manual scalp massager brush that can not only help you relax on hectic days, but reduce flakiness and oily build-up from regular use of hair products. Dandruff has no room in your house!

    5. A silicone place mat that'll suction to the table so your kiddo has no chance of throwing their food as you turn your head away for a nanosecond.

    6. A teensy vacuum...made for your PORES. Seriously, all that ~pore~ dirt, grease, and dead skin doesn't stand a chance. Say it with me: It's time to move on out, you pesky blackheads!

    7. A digital measuring tape you'll be ~inching~ to get your hands on so you can quit squinting at those extremely tiny lines.

    8. A ~handy~ glove that'll remove tons (and I mean TONS) of pet hair as you shower them with all the pets and snuggles. They'll think you're just givin' 'em some love, when really, you're giving yourself a more hair-free home.

    9. And! A rubber broom created to easily sweep up the piles of pet hair embedded in your carpet — hair you didn't even realize was there!

    10. A taco holder for perfectly cradling your masterpieces and stopping any ingredients from tragically falling out. And besides, don't we all need more reasons to eat more tacos???

    11. A teeny bottle of touchup paint to restore furniture back to its original glory days. Scratches, chips, and stains, WHO?

    12. Slow-cooker liners that I personally consider a miracle in a box. Simply remove after cooking, and you won't have to fight to get off any baked-on residue!

    13. A slow feed bowl for pets who legitimately inhale their food the second it's placed in front of them. This bowl is designed to make mealtime up to 10 times slower, helping with digestion and bloating.

    14. A clever dip clip so you can enjoy a mess-free snack session and keep your sauces from touching *everything* on the plate. There are just some days when I don't want my syrup leaking onto my eggs, ok?!

    15. A microwave plate cover featuring a genius magnetic hover function — and I *dare* that spaghetti sauce to try and splatter all over your freshly cleaned zap box NOW! Your long week doesn't deserve it, ok?

    16. Color-coded envelopes you fill with a certain amount of cash and designate for different expense categories. When the envelope is empty, you stop spending money for that category.

    17. Anti-mold pads for extending the life of allllll the fruit and veggies you just optimistically bought at the store. These will give you a chance to actually eat them before they go bad!

    18. And! Reusable produce storage bags that'll keep your freshly bought fruits and veggies actually fresh, so you have a real chance at eating them this time. Hello! Look at these results!

    19. A set of nonstick oven liners, because nobody *wants* to waste their time scraping up burnt-on food at the bottom of the oven after every meal cooked. It slips into any oven size and removes just as easily for cleaning. Lazy cleaners, rejoice!

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

    21. Labeled closet dividers, because your morning time is valuable and should not be wasted on looking for specific pieces of clothing. After all, you have some sleeping in to do.

    22. A zipper puller for zipping up your favorite dress *all the way*, even when there's no one around to give you a hand. This is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant — genius, I say!

    23. A magnetic washer/dryer guard to prevent your socks and tiny garments from tragically slipping behind. I mean, who knows what lurks beneath those appliances...

    24. And while were on the topic of laundry (so exciting!), a laundry board that makes it incredibly easy to fold all of your clothes with precision, ensuring that everything looks tidy in your drawers and closet. It's like you took it all to the laundromat. 😍

    25. 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!

    26. A silicone freezer tray that'll freeze perfectly portioned leftovers until you're ready to 'em again. Soup, pasta, and your favorite meals are just a microwave zap away.

    27. A long, bristled brush to reach in your dryer and remove the lint (the very lint that can cause lint fires!) buried at the bottom.

    28. 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.

    29. Bed bands for keeping your fitted sheet in its dang place for once, because we don't have time nor the patience to fight with our bedding.

    30. A sushi kit to assist you in making easy (easy being the key word here) delicious rolls right at home. Oh, just think of the money you'll save.

    31. The Tidy Cup, a handy little invention that catches all those excess little drips your mega-sized laundry detergent + softener bottles like to leave mounds of for you to discover on your shelves later.

    32. 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.

    33. A handy gadget that'll keep track of whether or not the doggo has been fed. Hey, the day can get crazy and we could all use extra friendly reminders.

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

    Your future self thanking you for buying these helpful goods:

    Looking for more great Amazon finds? Check out some of our favorite cheap things to buy on Amazon or read through all the rest of our incredible Amazon product recommendations.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!