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    36 Things That'll Do Jobs You Probably Didn't Know Needed To Be Done

    A gel foot bath, cell phone jail, toilet target light, and 33 other products that'll solve everyday (and not so everyday) problems.

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    1. A toilet target light with a motion sensor and clear projection that'll make potty training a bright spot in your child's life.


    To apply, simply clean the area with an alcohol wipe before attaching the light. Take the sticker off the back and press firmly against the lid for 90 seconds. That's it! Batteries are included.

    Promising review: "I got this thinking 'Dear lord I hope this works. If I drop my pants in pee again or have to scrub another wall I am going to go insane!' I thought the price was a bit much but it is okay now that I now it works! I don’t know why people are saying theirs don’t stay on. I’m truly hoping they cleaned the area first... but anyways. All I did was clean the surface of the lid with some rubbing alcohol and stuck this light on, like it said to do. My husband and son are in and out of the bathroom several times a day. Slamming the lid closed. Lights on and off all the time. This still lights up bright as ever and it’s going on three weeks. Now when I sit I sometimes might lean back into it but it’s really not an issue. I'm just overwhelmed with joy because this target works and I do not have to scrub any extra walls, floors, or pants!!! You better believe I’m getting one for every darn bathroom in my house!!!" —NoRestForTheWicked

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88.

    2. A leather milk conditioner so the ancient ottoman in your living room can still look vintage without also looking like it belongs in the dumpster out back.

    Promising review: "Had an old ottoman that the leather was just so dried out. Thought about just tossing it but then I researched leather restoring products this was listed as one of the best. As you can see from the photo (pictured above), the transformation from dried, discolored leather to what is as close to the original luster was made with just one application. It is pretty remarkable. And the feel of the leather is soft and supple. No sticky feeling at all. Very satisfied with the results." —Bonnie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

    3. A multi-function cutting board with a raised side to catch loose juices/food and a grippy side with large grooves to hold meat in place while you carve.


    Promising review: "This is the ultimate cutting board. There isn't anything I don't like about it. The board stays put on the granite counter top, the raised edges keep my food from flying off the board and the tilt allows all the juices to stay on the board. If I'm cutting fruit that is really juicy like grapefruit I can then pour the juice out to use in the salad dressing. I liked it so much I bought three of them in different colors for different purposes. Whoever designed this board really knew what a cook needs in the kitchen. Having two sides, one with grippers for the food is brilliant. It is just the right size and the raised edges do not interfere with the knife. I would give this thing 10 stars if I could." —JMSAZ

    Get it from Amazon for $16.67+ (available in four colors).

    4. A portable animal fan that also lights up — it'll be super useful on movie nights in the park when you need a little air and a little light to find all the chocolate pieces in your homemade granola.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $14 or get another lovely version from Amazon for $11.88.

    5. An inflatable foot spa with enough fixin's included for a gel pedicure — a rather unique treatment for anyone who is ready to ~gel~ with a surprising (and refreshing!) home spa treatment.


    Just blow the bath up, pour in water, fill in the gel powder, and watch it transform before your very eyes! Once it turns into the gel consistency, you can stick your feet in and enjoy some softened heels, massaged soles, and soothed skin! This set also includes essential oils and basic pedicure products and can be stored flat, saving you space a regular foot bath would take up.

    Get it from Firebox for $19.99.

    6. A car visor tissue holder sure to save the day when someone gets a sudden bloody nose or when the traffic is so bad you start crying uncontrollably.


    Promising review: "I finally have a convenient place to keep my tissue instead of leaving them where I can’t find them. The quality is very good. I love this." —Lorieckl

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89 (available in two colors).

    7. A hand antiperspirant for people who are so nervous about greeting others with their sweaty hands that their hands inevitably start to sweat even more.

    This is also available in a foot and underarm formula.

    Promising review: "I've struggled with a severe case of hyperhidrosis since I was born. I've tried pretty much everything out there, and besides surgery, this is the only product I've found that WORKS. I cannot say how much I LOVE this product. Other products give you this awful tingling sensation that burns. This doesn't! Once you apply it at night, you can't feel it the next morning. It worked for me after one application, and I just can't say enough great things about this. I NEVER review products, but if my review can help this company get more clients who are struggling with hyperhidrosis to try it, then it's worth it. You will not be sorry you tried this!" —Rachel Alvarez

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. A chalkboard doorknob sign you can put on the outside of your door and beg visitors to knock when the baby is napping or put on the inside of the door and write down things you need to remember the next time you go out.


    These are also super useful if you live with roommates. It's something everyone can use and sliiightly more subtle than leaving passive agressive sticky notes around the house.

    Promising review: "I love these! I live with roommates and these make it easy for them to know if I am home, sleeping, don't want to be bothered, etc. I like that I can add my own personalized messages." —Christina W.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.29.

    9. A drawstring makeup bag with straps for makeup brushes, pockets for accessories, and enough room for holding the masses of makeup currently clustered around your counter. Honestly, this is a heaven-sent organization system for messy people, just toss stuff in and tie up!, Amazon

    Promising review: "This ingenious design has replaced all the other bags that I lugged around with me. Each day, in my rush to get to work, I kept adding more and more stuff, even water bottles. It's not just for cosmetics! Then I just tighten it up and go! It's even cushioned so I can flop it right on the counter." —Oyster800

    Get it from Amazon for $24.46+ (available in 13 colors).

    10. A cell phone jail that just might be the visualization you need to take a social media break — throw your phone in here during game nights, movie nights, or moments when your brain simply needs a break, and don't take it out until your cell has served its time.

    The Lakeside Collection

    It comes with a lock and key in case you're storing your kid's phone and need to make sure they can't get it. You can also put your own phone in and give someone else the key if your cell separation anxiety is strong enough (mine certainly is).

    Get it from The Lakeside Collection for $6.99 or get a similar one from Amazon for $9.89.

    11. A heat resistant travel mat that'll lie flat on your counter or wrap securely around your heat tools, keeping them from burning unprotected surfaces.

    Promising review: "Do yourself a favor and make this purchase! It has saved my vanity surface and bathroom granite from getting burn marks. I just wish I would have ordered this sooner! It's the perfect size and I use it every day with my straightener and curling iron." —Ken

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A universal socket with steel spring pins to adjust and fit a variety of screws, nuts, and bolts so you can be extremely handy around the house, even when you don't have an entire toolkit on hand.


    Promising review: "This thing is great. It will save you time looking for the right socket. It is under $10 and it has already saved me more than that in time alone. If you are like me and don't like messing around with dozens of different tools to fix a small issue, then this is the product for you. Obviously, it may not work in every situation depending on the size of the fastener you are trying to remove or if it is in a tight spot; however, it works in enough situations where I consider this a must buy for the amateur handyman." —Pete

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. A cord organizer to hide the mess of cords in your apartment in a neat and (c)orderly fashion.


    Promising review: "I purchased this cable box to hide a bunch of cords for a router, mini cell phone tower, etc. I shopped around a bit because I wanted something that looked nicer than just a plastic box. This was the best solution I found, I like the faux wood top of it, I actually wish the sides were the same design but again I do like the aesthetic of this box. It fits a ton of cords and wires. This was a fast and satisfying fix to my cord problem. I will be purchasing another one of these boxes for a different area of the house. It was worth the money for me as it looked better than the other cable boxes I could find and it really did solve the problem." —Frustrated Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in three colors).

    14. A magnetic claw clasp converter sure to make accessorizing easier if you have pain in your joints or just find clasp hooks a pain in general.

    Promising review: "I have a number of necklaces with clasps so tiny that I have trouble connecting them, so I was looking for magnets that would be strong enough to support a chain and pendant that were fairly valuable. This turned out to be a winner! I can sleep and shower with it on and never have to worry about it becoming detached. I actually have to tug a bit to get it to unlatch." —EDC

    Get it from Amazon for $16.52.

    15. An Aquapaw Slow Treater that'll keep your fluffer in the bath long enough to finally get her fluffy! Just throw some peanut butter or other pasty treat in the grooves and let her lick away while you wash all remnants of the post-rain dog park off of her.


    This is safe to put in the dishwasher and freezer AND it's made from FDA-grade silicone.

    Promising review: "I just finished cutting toenails on my three dogs with their total cooperation, thanks to this product. I just put squirt cheese in between the nubs of the slow treater, laid it on the grooming table, and the dogs were happily licking away while I worked on their feet. No pulling away, no second person to hold the dog, just me, some cheese, and the slow treater. I’m a fan!" —D. Dipietro

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    16. A pack of four purse hooks so you can happily leave the house knowing you won't have to put your purse on the sticky floor of your favorite dive bar ever again.


    Promising review: "These are awesome! I have a large heavier purse and it holds with no problem. Extremely satisfied with the look and the performance. Easily storable in purses and bags." —James B.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in seven styles).

    17. A Zipuller that'll finally let you start buying outfits with back zippers or finally let you wear the ones you already own.


    Promising review: "Where has this product been for the last 15 years? I travel 50% of the time for business and often times can’t zip up my dresses myself. I have to find a housekeeper in the hotel hallway or go to the lobby (half zipped) to find some helpful soul to zip me up. This Zipuller has solved my problem!! This tool works exactly as designed. Instructions are simple. Pull string is long enough. This is now part of my must-take travel tools. I need one for home and one for business travel now!" —Joe Bowman

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three colors).

    18. A pack of ten magnetic twist ties you can basically use any way you want. They can organize cords, hold pictures or pens on the fridge, secure your keys somewhere safe... you can even use them as chip clips!


    Promising review: "I was intrigued by these so I bought them thinking I could find SOME use for them and discovered I can use them for quite a few things. They bind and hold quite well. They DO have a tendency to attach to each other, but that just means they stay together nicely. I especially like them to bind cords when I travel — they are easier than hook and loop strips and don't break like rubber bands." —K. Becker

    Get them from Amazon for $19.98.

    19. A spice shelf that'll turn any ~scary spice~ situation into an organized masterpiece you'll actually ~wannabe~ using.


    Promising review: "This product is perfect for what I need it to do. Fits just right, is more than sturdy enough, and has made my absolutely nightmarish spice cabinet look awesome. No more duplicate spices going bad in the back of the cabinet! It’s not at all difficult to assemble. Watch the assembly videos (they’re short) before you start opening the parts bags. Otherwise it’s easy to get intimidated by all of the extra pieces." —Congaree

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (for two shelves).

    20. A rotating remote control organizer that's sure to help you find the remote you need in an instant if the amount of clickers, zappers, and flickers you have is seriously out of ~control~.

    Promising review: "These are seriously the best! We have so many remotes and now we can always find them! I also keep coasters in the middle compartment. You can’t even see them. I got the red one for our living room and loved it so much I got the white one for our bedroom. They spin around smoothly and are so pretty!" —Mrs. Kay

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 28 colors).

    21. Or a massive universal remote (that glows in the dark!) you are simply never ever gonna misplace.

    Promising review: "I was able to set up this remote to my TV in under 60 seconds. It works great and the buttons really do glow in the dark so you can use it at night. I definitely won’t be able to lose this remote. Love it!" —Beyonce

    Get it from Amazon for $9.09.

    22. A Benadryl gel sure to sooth the nasty bites you get when you go camping and forget how much nature (well, mosquitos) ~bug~ you.


    Promising review: "If I could give this a million stars I would. It’s the one item in my house besides toilet paper I make sure we always have. Works great on bug bites for taking the itch away. On sunburns. I use it after waxing for taking away the redness and stinging. If you have hives it helps. It has real Benadryl in it so it really helps with inflammation. Love it X a million" —ang508

    Get it from Amazon for $5.15.

    23. A cooler light so you can find your drink fast and run back to the safety of your tent when you're ready to have Diet Coke and scary campfire stories keep you up all night.


    Promising review: "This little device was surprisingly WONDERFUL! My hubby hesitated to put it on his 'precious' YETI cooler, but after putting it in, we both were astounded! We never thought about how much easier it would be on our tent camping trips to be able to easily see into the cooler after dark! This was a game changer for us! It works exactly as described. It comes on when opened and goes off when closed — just like your fridge!" —Suzyzzle

    24. A door draft stopper to keep your sweet sweet (and expensive!) AC from leaking through your door and into the hallway. The neighbors don't deserve your icy air.


    This is also great for noise reduction, preventing some critters and creepy crawlies from making their way in, and for holding in heat in the wintertime.

    Promising reviews: "These keeps all the drafts away for sure. It also keeps heat and AC temperatures in rooms comfortably. I actually saw a difference with my utility bill. Highly recommend and easy to put on. Was done in literally three seconds!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four colors).

    25. A desktop stand — an organized and elegant place where you can store and charge your phone and Apple watch at the same time. It can also hold your iPad, keeping it upright and off the messy counter when you're cooking and need your online recipe in site at all times.


    Promising review: "This is a terrific product. It safely holds and charges my watch and my phone at the same time. It easily charges the phone with case, which is important to me. It keeps my nightstand organized and my watch and phone within easy reach. You must have your own charging cables as they do not provide those. This is one of the best products I have ever bought." —Shawn G.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three styles and four colors).

    26. A pack of energizing breath mints with 40mg of caffeine per mint for people who need a pee-free pick-me-up in the middle of a road trip or just the middle of the day.

    Promising review: "This is one of best things any person can have in their desk at work or in their car. Need a major caffeine boost in five minutes? Pop some Viter. I keep some at work just. You never know when you need caffeine but you don't want to spend $7 in a Starbucks run and don't want the disgusting stuff they pass for coffee in the break room. Since they're mints, they don't go bad and the container is really nifty and small too. Just FYI: They do hit with a kick though. You'll be at an 11 for like five minutes after you pop one of these, so remember that when your heart rate jumps up a little." —Pen Name

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in five flavors).

    27. A wine saver, basically a bottle vacuum, so you can savor an opened bottle of wine for up to a week.


    Promising review: "Having downed a bottle or two in my life, I've always been flummoxed as to how to store the wine afterwards. I'm quite picky and the taste of 'blown' wine is disgusting. This is the solution. The stoppers fit perfectly (naturally) and the vacuum pump is also perfect. Just pump until you hear the click and the job is done. Easy to release the pressure and re-enjoy the wine. For the cost of wine, the minor expense of this pump and stopper system pays for itself immediately. In vino veritas!!!" —erik

    Get it on Amazon for $11.98.

    28. A rolling underbed cart for utilizing the space under your bed with a storage system that's ~wheely~ easy.


    This is pretty sturdy too! May reviewers have used it for clothing and blankets, but some have also filled it to the brim with books without issue.

    Promising review: "I needed a way to get at shoes under my bed without getting down on the floor after a back injury. This cart holds 10 pair of shoes and slides in and out from under the bed easily!! I would recommend this and buy it again." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    29. A pack of velvet hangers that'll hold your clothes (typical) but do it so well you'll end up with closet space you didn't even know you had (less typical, much more satisfying).

    Promising review: "I bought two sets for my small dorm closet. They really do save a lot of space, and they're very inexpensive compared to what other stores are selling. I love it. I also like how my shirts with bigger necklines or my delicate tops don't fall off." —Too Ironic for Reality

    Get a pack of 30 on Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    30. A pair of foldable flats you can pull out of your bag (or pocket, honestly) when your toes aren't taking another step in your heels and you need a pair of fab flats to save the day.,

    Promising review: "I purchased these ballet flats because I hate wearing heels, but sometimes occasions happen where you must wear them. At a recent black tie event, I hid these flats in my clutch. About 45 minutes in, I kicked the heels off my aching feet and put these on. I never took them off. Other women were jealous!" —Phyllis

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 12 colors).

    31. And a pair of arch support sleeves so you can finally walk around without wincing when you're stuck on your feet all the livelong day.


    Promising review: "These have been great at relieving the pain of my plantar fasciitis almost immediately and completely. I was afraid that nothing would help, having read on the internet so many stories of people living with the pain, but decided to give these a try due to good reviews and the low cost. Needless to say, it was a good decision. The copper compression bands are easy to put on and should fit almost any foot size, being stretchy. I have been using mine for about a month with no discernible breakdown in the elastic. I do wear them all day under my socks and take them off to air out at night. This works for me and I haven't had any foot pain in the night as I was having before using the compression bands." —Mark Mumma

    Get two from Amazon for $13.95 (available in two styles).

    32. A universal headrest mount that'll give your kids screen time in the car while also possibly helping prevent motion sickness, looking down at a screen can make it worse, but keeping your head up can help — making road trips far more bearable for you (and your upholstery).


    Promising review: "Purchased this for road trips/long car rides for my toddler. I have used it with an iPad and with a Samsung tablet and both work great. It was very simple to install on the headrest. I was surprised at how well it blended in because I was honestly expecting it to look tacky. It is also very easy to adjust to different size tablets. Very happy with this, it allows her to watch a movie while keeping her hands free so she can eat/drink etc. Great for long car trips." —Heather Bush

    Get it from Amazon for $24.30.

    33. A magnetic laundry guard because socks would absolutely not jump off a bridge if their friends did it, they'd much rather be the lone sock you never find a match to. Use this, and you just might save yourself from missing laundry drama from now on.


    Promising review: "Oh, how I love this laundry guard! I have very little counter space in my laundry room and this allows me to use all that space on top of the washer and dryer for folding clothes. No more fishing socks and underwear from behind the machines! I love it and so does everyone else that visits and sees it for the first time. The magnets hold it in place very well. There is not a lot of shifting unless I throw something large and heavy up there but it's an easy adjustment to get it back in place. Good quality, not flimsy at all. I highly recommend this product." —Christa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    34. A moldable glue that'll rescue broken bits in every nook and cranny of your home.


    Use this to bond glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond all of those surfaces to most walls. It slowly cures from malleable glue into a tough silicone rubber overnight.

    Promising review: "Apple is good at making crappy over-priced cables that break in 30 minutes. Sugru has been a great tool to save all of my splitting lightning and mag safe cables saving me tons of cash. It pays for itself on the first lighting cable you fix. So many other uses as well. Great product." –Derek L

    Get an eight-color pack from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    35. A stain repellant spray sure to keep your shoes, bags, and other suede accessories safe from blustery weather. With this you can say "I think I'll wear my rain suede today" without any irony at all.


    Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff! I have several high end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!" —MTHealthyLiving

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    36. And finally, a steering wheel tray table so you can be the road trip genius with the ability to pull over and enjoy a comfortable roadside meal on something sturdy and satisfying.


    This hooks to your steering wheel from the bottom so you can simply flip it down to use! When you're done, it stores neatly in a back seat pocket.

    Promising review: "As a traveling sales guy, I spend a LOT of time working in my car. Until now, I have wrestled with balancing my laptop on the console, on my lap or up against the steering wheel. I was actually looking for some sort of passenger seat desk when I came across this tray, and I decided for <$15 I would try it before springing for >$150 for the desk. The result? This is perfect! two seconds to set up, holds the laptop in a perfect location. WORKS GREAT!!!!" —Chris H.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.77.

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