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    30 Problem-Solving Products That We’re Thankful Someone Thought Of

    Including a bacon sponge, a toilet seat lifter, and a container that keeps your guac fresh for days.

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    1. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp to polish your toilet with each flush, which means you don't have to spend 15 minutes this weekend scrubbing and scrubbing...and scrubbing. The stamp releases the cleaning gel, which foams and cleans your toilet.

    Scrubbing Bubbles /, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job." —Janet

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    2. A flexible, silicone kitchen sink organizer that'll neatly hold your sponge, dish soap, hand soap, and more. (I can't be the only one who gets annoyed when my roommate leaves a wet sponge just sitting on the counter!) And it wipes clean since it's made of silicone so you don't have to worry about yucky mold and mildew.

    The organizer holding a sponge, dish soap, and hand soap

    Promising review: "My wife and I both like to keep the kitchen counter clean and clutter-free. Unfortunately, you need a convenient spot for those extra 'crucial' items that you frequently use like a scrubber, drain plug, hand soap, etc. One night she handed me her phone and told me she bought this item for our counter. I thought it would be a flimsy piece of crap. But it’s not flimsy. More like pliable and sturdy. It works great, blends in with the counter, and cleans up nice. My wife was right...again." —AbiNormal

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    3. A bottle of hard water booster powder because your mugs look like the one on the left (aka cloudy) and you want them to look like the mug on the right (aka nice and shiny).

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder

    Promising review: "I could not get my flatware to come out clean from the dishwasher and I wondered if it was the hard water. I was using up to three soap blocks in each load with only partial improvement. I used this the first time and voilà! Perfectly clean flatware for the first time. I LOVE this!" —Susan A

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $5.67/month).

    4. A gel dust cleaner so you can say goodbye to that annoying crumb that's stuck between your R and T keys. Smushing this lemon-scented slime on your keyboard is weirdly soothing and the end result is dust-free keys.


    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. I was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! What happened was the opposite. It cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with too; you can squeeze it between your fingers!" —ZZZZZZ

    Get it from Amazon for $8.77.

    5. An electrical outlet cover with a power strip if you're tired of cluttered cords being an eyesore. It's also pretty great if you want to push your furniture right up against the wall but can't because your phone charger adapter is in the way.,

    Promising review: "Very very nice. I am a renter so putting a huge hole in the wall to hide my wires was not going to happen. After searching for something that can help with the look of the wires in my living room, I am glad to have come across this socket! I love love it. I just installed it last night. I’m extremely happy with the look and the adhesive works really good. I highly recommend." —Nlizr

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in four lengths).

    6. Or a right angle plug adapter for anyone who needs extra outlets and who also doesn't want to deal with bent, frayed cables when they push their coffee maker right up to the wall.

    The adapter in an outlet with two cables plugged into the sides

    Promising review: "I have an appliance garage in my kitchen, which is now holding a mixer, two coffee pots and an Instant Pot. With the plugs sticking straight out of the wall it was impossible to get all four appliances in and close the door. These plugs worked perfectly to solve that problem. The plugs are very robust so I'm confident that they will not be falling apart anytime soon!" —Greg V.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99+ (also available in black).

    7. A beeswax wood polisher to revive your dinged and dented cabinets and table. This is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing them, and using it on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.,

    Promising review: "As advertised, this is an amazing product. Rich color returned to my coffee table that the kids play on. It took me 10 minutes to use, and the results are incredible." —HudsonNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $15.15.

    8. A toilet seat lifter that'll save you from having to actually touch what's probably a very dirty toilet seat. It may also encourage your partner or roommate to actually lower the seat when they're done can hope!

    White toilet seat lifter attached to toilet seat

    Promising review: "One of my pet peeves is having to touch the toilet seat. I sanitize my home daily if not hourly and the handle makes cleaning the toilet so much more tolerable. The handle doesn’t get splatter on it. Super easy to install and the adhesive sticks perfectly. It comes with extra adhesions if needed. I wipe down everything with wipes or bleach and paper towel and I’m done." —Allie Fast

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. A mold and mildew remover because you can set it, forget it, and come back in a few hours to see grout that looks like new. I'm talking basically every speck of black mold is gone! *Cues up "Do You Believe in Magic"*

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight

    Promising review: "You guys. I’m embarrassed to even show you this. The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I came across this in a BuzzFeed list, and this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today." —KarynB

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A satin-lined rain hat so you can give mother nature a figurative middle finger when she decides it's gonna be rainy but you spent a lot of time on your hair.,

    Promising review: "I really wasn’t looking for anything more than a rain bonnet that I could tuck into my bag for those unexpected rainy days. I just went natural with my hair a couple of weeks ago so you can turn real puffy and cotton-y (like cotton candy) with the humidity. This thing here works! I wore it to work the other day and even though I admit I felt a little funny like an old lady, it didn’t matter because when I got to work my hair was on point. This stays in rotation in my house. Bravo to the designer. We’ve been waiting for you!" —#EAHWP

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in seven colors and in a two-pack).

    11. A two-tier no-drill corner shower caddy if you're tired of playing Tetris on your shower's ledges with your toiletries.

    Reviewer photo of the shelf holding toiletries and a loofah

    Promising review: "I have a lot — and I mean a lot — of body washes. The thing that annoys me is that I have nowhere to set my shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles. I didn't have any ledge in my shower so I decided to purchase a shower shelf. I must say, this shelf is everything to me. I like how easy it is to set up and how sturdy it is. I was very nervous setting anything on a shelf that is attached on suction cups but these suction cups are very powerful, even with the humidity of the shower. I have taken a shower every day since I installed this shelf on my wall and still holds up. I was able to put about five body washes, my shampoo, and conditioner bottles as well as my facial cleaners. It definitely holds up well. Because it's made with a durable aluminum, you don't have to worry about rust, which was something I worry when being around water. —Adam Lopez

    Get it from Amazon for $18.60.

    12. A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy rub away discoloration with ease. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

    Promising review: "I have very hard water that leaves hard-water buildup and nasty stains. It’s embarrassing to have guests over because the toilets are so gross! I have tried so many products and cleaning solutions — from natural essential oils to harsh chemicals so strong I was lightheaded for the rest of the day. Well, I tried out this pumice stone after reading about it in a BuzzFeed article, and honestly the hype is real! It does take some elbow grease, but the after picture is from only 20 minutes of scrubbing, light enough that I didn’t break a sweat! The stone does get used up, but I think this one should last me a couple years at least. So if you have embarrassing toilets, try this!" —Stephanie Ray

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    13. A bacon sponge to absorb excess grease without requiring single-use paper towels. Just soak these polyester and organic cotton cloths in hot water and a degreasing soap to keep them clean.

    Pile of bacon sitting on the quilted cloth
    GreenCityLiving / Etsy

    GreenCityLiving is a small biz based in Denver that specializes in eco-friendly home goods. They donate 1% of sales to Climate Emergency Fund, an organization that supports climate activists.

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They work! And no stains!!! I was concerned that since I don’t use Dawn or a big name brand dish soap, my earth-friendly soap might not cut the grease as well, but that was not the case! My bacon sponge is perfectly clean and spotless! I love it! So glad I ordered two! I couldn’t be more pleased!!!" —cattealover

    Get it from GreenCityLiving on Etsy for $10.

    14. A dishwasher-safe fat skimmer ladle that'll separate that off-putting layer of floating fat and grease from your soups and stews.

    The ladle full of grease

    Promising review: "Best purchase I have ever made. There is no soup broth waste, just kicking out the fat!! I would stand over a hot stove for a long time just skimming the fat off the broth and no matter how careful I am, I still get some of the soup broth. When you are spending eight hours making pho, the broth is sacred and cannot be wasted. I usually put it in the fridge to let the fat harden and then scoop it off, but it’s always so difficult to wait when it smells so good!! Now I can enjoy my pho (a very tasty Vietnamese soup) the same day I make it!" —McCauley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.74.

    15. A pack of lobe support patches because it's time to pull out those earrings you've shoved in the back of your jewelry box because they're too heavy. These stickers take the weight off of your ear hole so it doesn't appear stretched and your earrings don't droop.

    Before photo of a reviewer wearing large hoops and their piercing hole appears slightly stretched next to an after photo of the same reviewer wearing a patch so the earring doesn't look droopy

    Promising review: "Amazing. Literal lifesavers. I LOVE my heavy Kendra Scott earrings, but I’m pretty sure they’re the culprit of why my right earring hole has ripped slightly. Using these support patches, it’s as if the earrings don’t even exist. I am going to tell all of my friends to get these for their heavy statement earrings!!" —Donthemom50

    Get a box of 60 patches from Amazon for $9.89.

    16. A handmade moisturizing bar so you can pamper your parched skin with a whole lotta moisturizing ingredients. It's made with Mexican botanicals, plant butters, and oils that'll deeply hydrate your skin and make you say, "Winter who?"

    Model holding the yellow circle bar

    Noalera is a Latinx-owned business that uses nopales (cactus) to create artisan clean bath and body products. This moisturizing bar is cruelty- and palm oil–free, vegan, and made without synthetic fragrance.

    Promising review: "Since I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in the fall of 2020, I washed my hands more than ever! My skin was dry, cracked and had little life... After trying the moisturizing bar, this has become the one product that rejuvenated my skin. I feel good knowing I’m not feeding my hands a bunch of chemicals but giving them the nutrients to heal. You also get a lot of product. The bar is big enough to cover large surfaces of your body but small enough to get between your fingers!" —Karla C

    Get it from Nopalera for $30.

    17. A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish if your fridge has been covered in smudges and fingerprints for so long that you've forgotten how beautiful and shiny it once was. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!

    Hand wiping a fridge door after applying the cleaner

    Promising review: "This is hands-down the only product that has ever perfectly cleaned my stainless steel appliances. It deserves 10 stars because nothing else comes close to removing streaks and toddler finger prints as easily and completely as this. I have tried for years to get my appliances to look like new. Everyone who has stainless should own this." —Danielle

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $16.95.

    18. A Dyson purifying heater and fan for anyone who wants warm *and* clean air without having to buy an expensive air purifier and heater separately. This does the job of both devices plus it's a fan so you're really getting your money's worth!

    The device on a nightstand

    Promising review: "I have had mine for about a month and we just love it. Turn it on in the mornings to warm up the kitchen area and my husband who suffers with horrible allergies has noticed a real difference with this machine." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $690 or Dyson for $649.99 (available in five colors).

    19. A Nuele hair serum to grant you the soft, smooth, moisturized, tangle-free hair you've always wished for. Made of five nourishing oils — jojoba, argan, moringa, rosemary, and clary sage — this potent formula is great for all hair types and textures.

    Credo, Nuele

    NUELE is a small Black-owned, woman-run hair care company started by scientists Anne Cheatham and Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola. The brand supports local economies in Africa by using natural and organic ingredients harvested by female farmers.

    Promising review: "I started using this product a few weeks ago, and my hair couldn't be happier! I bleach and color my curly hair fairly regularly, and while I try to give it as much moisture as possible, it always wants more. That's where this serum comes in. It's lightweight enough to use every day, but potent enough that I notice a huge difference in how my hair looks and feels. I'm very happy to include this serum as part of my daily routine!" —Maddie

    Get it from for $34 from Credo or Nuele.

    20. A 3D-printed AeroPress organizer that'll neatly store your AeroPress, filters, filter cap, scoop, and stirrer without taking up too much counter space.

    The organizer
    3DPros / Etsy

    3DPros is an Austin-based small biz whipping up practical and personalized 3D-printed gifts and decor.

    Promising review: "The AeroPress stand is exactly what the pictures show — a strong, light, simple, AeroPress station to simplify and streamline your coffee making needs! I chose this item because of its simplicity (most other stands have a side-by-side setup for the plunger and the main body which takes up valuable counter space). I recommend this to anyone looking to simplify their coffee-making space." —John Deng

    Get it from 3DPros on Etsy for $25.

    21. The ~Guac-Lock~ because you love guac but know that you won't finish the whole avocado by yourself. This container pushes out the air that causes your avos to oxidize so you can enjoy guac and mashed avocados for toast for days without browning.,

    Promising review: "I love guacamole, but I'm the only person in my house that will eat it. Making guacamole for one is a waste of time, but making a standard recipe always ended up being a waste of guacamole. Enter the GuacLock. This DISHWASHER-SAFE (!!!!) kitchen gadget truly delivers! To be honest, I was skeptical and didn't expect much. I made guacamole three days ago and have enjoyed it every night since. No gross brown color. No off taste. On day three it was just as fresh as the day it was made. I've shared this product on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat; I feel like all of my friends need to know about this one. If you're actually reading reviews and trying to decide whether or not to add this to your cart. Stop. Just do it! You won't regret this purchase." —Allison Horis

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99.

    22. A grooming rake so you can loosen fur and lighten your dog's undercoat and prevent future mats. This brush is specifically designed for pooches with thick, dense fur or double coats.

    Reviewer photo of a husky sitting next to a pile of fur that's almost as big as itself and has been removed with the rake

    Promising review: "I wish I could give this thing seven stars, but five will have to do. I was able to pull entire sheets of undercoat out of our husky without disturbing the topcoat. I've never had anything work so well. It's even easier to keep the fur pile together. The fur stays clumped instead of getting spread out and floating around like with the blade style Furminator. This thing really digs the loose stuff out so much faster and easier. Check the photo to see what 20 minutes will get you." —pvfjr

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79.

    23. A pack of hanging vacuum bags if you're already dreading having to store all your heavy winter coats come March. With these bags, you can vacuum all the air out so they take up a fraction of your closet space. And you can do this while they're on the hanger instead of trying to fold and smush them in a regular vacuum bag.

    Promising review: "Bought these storage bags two weeks ago to pack my winter clothes for summer, and they did the job perfectly. They are large and sturdy. I like its five-hook design. I can store five women's jackets or four big men's jackets in ONE bag. The long bags also fit my dresses. The biggest reason I bought these bags is that I do not need to fold my seasonal clothes; just hang, zip, vacuum, done! Super convenient. Extremely happy with this space bags. I will definitely order more!" —Jia Yan

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $25.99+ (also available in blue).

    24. A gynecologist-created panty wash for deep cleaning your undies without using harsh chemicals that can irritate a vagina.

    Bottles of the detergent
    Anthony Tyus / Clean & Cute

    Clean & Cute is a Black woman-owned small business created by Dr. Tosha Roger. Her wash is hypoallergenic, organic, non-GMO, vegan, and cruelty-free, as well as paraben-, sulfate-, and formaldehyde-free.

    Get it from Clean & Cute for $14.99.

    25. An under-cabinet drawer that slides out(!!) to tidy up the cleaners, sponges, wipes, brushes, and rags that are currently a jumbled mess in the cabinet under your sink.

    A reviewer pulls out their drawer to reveal three sponges, four magic erasers, two handheld scrub brushes, one dish brush, four folded dish cloths, and a folded drying pad all neatly arranged

    Promising review: "These are nice pieces that helped me organize underneath my bathroom sink! They fit perfectly! After organizing everything, I was so surprised I had so much more room that I grabbed more items out of the linen closet to fill it up. I still have a lot of room left. I bought these based off the high ratings and they hold true. (This is Brad's wife.)" —Brad J. Leahy

    Get it on Amazon for $35.99.

    26. A pack of stain-removing pads that'll make you feel like you're taking the lazy way out of dealing with pet messes. Just place it on a stain — pee, poop, vomit, and even wine spills — and stomp. Then watch the spot disappear!

    Promising review: "Our poor older pup started having some incontinence issues and had several accidents in the house. I was really frustrated until I found these. They work amazingly well. They're small, so if the area was larger I had to use two or three, but they pulled up stains and saved the house from being smelly. I even used one on an older stain (that I'm pretty sure wasn't pet-related) and it came up after leaving it on for about 24 hours. I make sure to keep a supply of these in the house at all times now." —MC

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $24.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $23.74/month).

    27. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement because your doggo deserves relief from their allergies and skin sensitivities. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats... he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get it from Amazon for $25.96 (or Subscribe & Save for $23.36/month).

    28. A dryer lint brush so you can clean out your lint trap — I mean really clean it — since your fingers won't do the trick. It's also great for dislodging lint that's in the dryer vent pipe, which is a fire hazard.

    reviewer photo showing the dryer lint brush next to a pile of dust and lint on their dryer

    Promising review: "Works perfectly for scrubbing the stuck lint out of the insides of your dryer. Everyone who owns a dryer should have these, they're basic safety equipment. Clean that lint, and reduce fire hazard and make the machine more efficient. They're long enough, strong enough, and just flexible enough without being too flexible." —Winged Wolf

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

    29. Some oven rack guards if you've definitely singed your wrist before from accidentally brushing against a hot oven rack. They're made from the same material that protects firefighters and race car drivers from burns and easily snap close around the rack.

    The guards attached to an oven rack

    Promising review: "These are easy to install and have saved my arms at cookie-baking time. No more burn scars on my arms!! Easy to remove and wash. Well made!" —Ils627

    Get two from Amazon for $23.99.

    30. A mounted brush for satisfying your cat's ceaseless demands for scritches. Just mount it to a corner with the included adhesive strips and watch as your beloved babies leave you for the warm embrace of this gray and white piece of plastic.,

    Promising review: "Both my cats seem to love this inexpensive product. Bought on a whim but very pleased. Little need for catnip, with some positive attention and gentle encouragement they started using this groomer and haven't stopped, only when it falls down. Didn't want to use screws and haven't found a lasting adhesive tape that holds up under such constant use. Command strips are on the shopping list." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    Me @ the inventors of these products:

    A. Smith & Co. Productions

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