Skip To Content
    Updated on Jul. 11, 2020. Posted on Jul. 7, 2020

    28 Brilliant Little Products That'll Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

    Making everyday life a LOT easier, one genius product at a time.

    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. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp that'll keep your porcelain throne looking (and smelling) fresh as a daisy, while minimizing chore time in the process. And it's super easy to use, too — just stamp it into your toilet bowl and get on with your business!

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    Each pack comes with 24 stamps and each stamp lasts about 12 days. Check out a full review here (it's #3)!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    2. An identity theft prevention stamp that'll block out your sensitive information whenever you toss bills, receipts, or mail in the trash. Protecting your privacy is as easy as rolling the stamp over the info you'd like to hide. No, really!

    A hand rolls the stamp across a bill and effectively blocks the information on it
    Amazon / Via

    The ink dries super fast, too, so you don't have to worry about smudges.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99+ (available in four colours and two packs).

    3. These awesome webcam covers that'll fit on basically all your devices and keep you protected from hackers and weird peeping Toms. While there are literally millions of different versions of this product online, I love that these are designed to install only once — they have a handy slider that allows you to use your camera when you want to, and protect your privacy when you don't.

    Amazon / Via

    Plus, they're super thin and easy to install.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $6.95+ (available in two packs).

    4. This easy-to-use salad spinner that'll help you get your leafy greens clean and ready for munchin'. What makes this particular spinner special is the thoughtful little details, like a non-slip base, a one-handed knob, and a built-in brake so you don't end up spraying your kitchen with water droplets.

    @oxo / Via, @oxo / Via, @oxo / Via

    Reviewers love this guy, and say it's 100% worth the money. One reviewer even said the sturdy, easy-to-use design made them want to eat more salads!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.20.

    5. This DIY fermentation crock that'll help you create delicious fermented goods right at home. It's ridiculously easy to use, too: Just pop the veggies in the crock, pour in the brine, affix the lid, and leave to ferment.

    Amazon / Via

    It even comes with a 45-recipe booklet to help take the guesswork out of the process. Reviewers agree that it's a lot easier to use than traditional Mason jars.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    6. A pocket-sized espresso maker that'll make brewing a hot, delicious cup of espresso easy, peasy, coffee squeezy. It's designed to be completely portable — and you don't need any electricity or batteries, either.

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers are totally obsessed! They've used it while camping, staying in hotel rooms, or just at the office, and they all agree that this guy may be small, but he's mighty.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $108.72+ (available in four colours).

    7. This quick pop maker, so you can whip up some tasty frozen treats this summer in as little as seven minutes. This baby is absolutely BONKERS! All you need to do is toss it in the freezer until it's solid, and then you can reuse it up to three times (!!!) before it's time to refreeze again.

    Amazon / Via, Amazon / Via

    It comes with three reusable freezer sticks, and has a special easy-release mechanism, so you can remove your frosty desserts with no muss or fuss.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.95.

    8. This shirt folding board that'll help make folding laundry less of a chore. It will transform that ever-growing pile of clothes on your clothes chair (we all have one) into a neat, fresh-smelling stack worthy of Marie Kondo.

    Amazon / Via

    It's literally a three-step process.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $21.99+ (available in five colours).

    9. A couple of beauty product spatulas, so you can get the most out of all your fave skincare. There's nothing worse than tossing out a container with TONS of product still left in it!

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    Read BuzzFeed writer Kaysey Davis' full review here (it's #1)!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $9.28.

    10. This handheld bag sealer that'll help keep your food fresher for longer. This 2-in-1 gadget actually doubles as a bag cutter, too, so you can snip the excess and then seal it with some gentle heat to prevent spills and messes. Plus, it's a great way to prevent that unpleasant freezer-burn taste!

    A person uses the bag sealer to close a bag full of peanuts
    Amazon / Via

    It runs on two AA batteries but those aren't included, so make sure you snag some here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    11. This back scrubber that'll help you give those hard-to-reach areas a good scrubbin'. The double-sided material is great for everyday cleansing or more intense exfoliation, too! And once it starts to get grimy, just toss it in the laundry on a gentle cycle, and reuse at will.

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers say it's a great alternative to loofahs or abrasive back scrubbers!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    12. This Mario Badescu silver powder that's basically every blackhead's nightmare. Think of it like a plunger for stubborn, clogged pores! Dip a moist cotton pad into the powdered sugar texture, then press onto affected areas. Wipe it off after 10 minutes, and bask in your rejuvenated complexion.

    A jar of powder is tipped over on a blank surface and has spilled out, demonstrating its powdery texture
    Amazon / Via

    Powered by kaolin clay, calcium carbonate, and zinc oxide, the powder works to draw out impurities and actually prevent blackheads. Reviewers say it's really effective, but is mild enough for people with sensitive skin. Some even mix a bit into other clay masks to maximize its effects!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.

    13. These cut-resistant gloves that are basically like kitchen armour. They'll protect hands from mandolines, peelers, graters, and every other knife or blade, so you can focus on your culinary creations instead of stressing about minor nicks and cuts.

    Amazon / Via

    They've got helpful little gripper dots, too, so you'll never have to worry about dropping something slippery or smooth.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.99 (available in four sizes).

    14. A pocket wine aerator, so you can drink a perfect glass of vino, even if you don't feel like decanting a whole bottle. This battery-operated little gadget has three presets (for port, red, and white wine) and can aerate a full glass in as little as 15 seconds.

    Eparé / Via, @eparelife / Via

    Reviewers say it can make even the poorest-quality wine drinkable!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.95.

    15. This yolk separator that'll easily gulp up egg yolks, while leaving the whites untouched. Squeeze the soft silicone cheeks, bring the mouth to the yolk, and release — easy peasy!

    Amazon / Via

    It might seem gimmicky, but it's not! Made of food-grade silicone, it's totally nonstick, and wonderfully easy to clean. Reviewers say there's a bit of a learning curve to getting it just right, but once you do, it's smooth sailing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    16. A magical lil' metal soap that'll quickly and easily eliminate odours from your hands. Garlic, fish, and onions don't stand a chance! Give your hands a scrub for 30 seconds in cold water (like you would with regular soap) and let the stainless steel bar do the rest.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    17. This neat herb-preserving hutch, so delicate herbs like dill, mint, or basil can last longer than five minutes in the fridge. The built-in dividers make it easy to keep herbs organized and tangle-free, and the clear top means you always know exactly how much you have left. Plus, the top is vented to allow circulation.

    The hutch lies on a stone surface, open and full of herbs, and is surrounded by artistically-arranged herbs and flowers
    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.76.

    18. This awesome cold brew coffee maker that'll whip up some a frosty caffeinated beverage in as little as 25 minutes. It's easy to clean, and you can even set your preferred brew strength so you'll always get the exact amount of caffeine you need.

    @cuisinartcanada / Via, @cuisinartcanada / Via

    The advantages of drinking cold brew versus traditional hot java is less acid (better on the tummy), and a smoother, less bitter cup.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $74.99.

    19. This USB-powered fabric shaver that will protect your sweaters, socks, blankets, and scarves from pilling. A quick once-over with this handy tool will make them all look like new, so you can save money (and your favourite sweaters).

    Amazon / Via

    You can plug it into any power bank, laptop, or USB charging cube, and because it's not rechargeable, you never have to worry about it dying unexpectedly. It's incredibly lightweight, too, so it's great to take on the go. It does have built-in snag protection, but be sure you're using it on a flat surface just in case.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    20. A handheld garment steamer that will bust annoying wrinkles in moments, and leave your clothes looking and feeling fresher than ever. It heats up in just 25 seconds, and can be used on just about any fabric — easy-peasy!

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers call this puppy a "game-changer," saying it removes wrinkles quickly, easily, and without leaving streaks or wet marks.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $78.98.

    21. A frozen herb keeper that'll basically turn any fresh leafy herb into a handy popsicle that you can chop or grate into your meals. Just pop in some freshly-washed herbs, and stash it in the freezer. When you're craving some herbal action, twist the top — then just cut or grate over your dish!

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers say it's helped them manage waste, and to enjoy out-of-season herbs all year round.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.93.

    22. This powerful air duster that'll literally blow all the dust and debris right out of your electronics. You can use short bursts to blast crumbs from between keys or prevent dust build-up on computer fans. There's even a long stem included that'll funnel the air into tight spaces!

    The air duster canister sits next to a keyboard
    @emzoneproducts / Via

    Reviewers say this duster is worth every penny. The can may get a bit frosty with prolonged use, but that's okay — just set it aside for a few minutes and then it's good to reuse.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $9.39.

    23. These vacuum seal bottle stoppers that'll keep precious liquids (like wine) tasting fresh long after you've opened the bottle. They're ridiculously easy to use — just pop one of the included stoppers into the open bottle, then use the handheld vacuum to suction out the air and create an airtight seal on the bottle. Done!

    A hand uses the hand-held vacuum to pump air out of a glass bottle
    Amazon / Via

    Get the set of vacuum and two stoppers on Amazon Canada for $16.97+ (available in two colours and two packs).

    24. This magical shoe stretch spray that'll help snug footwear fit like an absolute dream. And it's incredibly easy to use — just spray it generously on your shoes, slip on a pair of your thickest socks, and putter around your place until the shoes dry.

    A bottle of the shoe stretch spray is seen on a soft fabric background
    Victoria Kuglin / Via BuzzFeed

    Reviewers say that it doesn't damage leather or other materials, and love that they can finally have perfectly-fitted footwear.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.38.

    25. These food-saving produce boxes that'll help keep your fruits and veggies from going mushy the moment after you buy them. They're equipped with a long-lasting carbon filter that absorbs ethylene gas (the stuff that makes food rot), while helping to prevent moisture build-up.

    @oxo / Via, @oxo / Via

    Reviewers say it's helped keep quick-spoiling foods, like spring mix or soft berries, fresh for a LOT longer than store-bought packaging. Plus, the built-in box can be used as a colander! Make sure you snag yourself some replacement carbon filters, too.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.49+ (available in two sizes).

    26. Some mini silicone spatulas, so you can scoop out every last crumb of your delicious culinary creations. They're a must-have for getting to the bottom of small jars and bowls — and reviewers say they're sturdy as heck, too!

    Three variably-shaped silicone spatulas
    Amazon / Via

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $17.56.

    27. This soap-dispensing scrubbing brush that'll make cleaning pots and pans a breeze. This palm-sized wonder is non-slip (even when wet), and has tough nylon bristles that tackled baked-on food, gross pet bowls, and just about any other kitchen mess with ease. And if that's not enough, it won't leak soap all over your counter!

    An overhead photo of a soapy metal pan with the scrubbing brush next to it
    @oxo / Via

    Reviewers say it's a huge improvement over a traditional dishwashing brush, helping to minimizing wrist strain. And since you can get yourself replacement bristles, you know this is one gadget you'll have for a while.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.49.

    28. And finally, this antimicrobial touch tool that'll help you safely open doors, use ATM machines, press buttons, and even use your phone. It's made of copper and brass, and even attaches to your keychain so you'll never leave home without it.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99 (available in two colours).

    Me checking out this list:

    Universal Pictures

    Looking for more great Canadian shopping content? We got you! Check out these awesome products on Amazon Canada that'll help all hot sleepers, these cool things you'll definitely want to tell your friends about, and these things you should try in July (because we tested them for you in June)!