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    23 Products For Anyone Who’s Ever Thought “There’s Gotta Be A Better Way"

    Clever solutions to life's smaller problems.

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    1. An electric egg cooker that'll deliver perfectly cooked eggs with zero guesswork (unlike boiling them over a stove).


    It can make hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and individual omelets.

    Promising review: "Love hard-boiled eggs. No matter how I did my eggs (baking soda or vinegar in the water), there was always an odor to deal with. With this item there is no odor. For me this is perfection." —Karlee

    Get it from Target for $17.39.

    2. A wearable nail polish bottle holder so you can work on your manicure anywhere, even if there's no table within reach.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Wanted something to hold nail polish and make it easy to dip in at an angle. This works." —Joan

    Get it from The Grommet for $10 (available in two colors).

    3. A magnetic clasp converter for teeny tiny necklaces that won't connect no matter how many times you try.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I have tried other magnetic closures and never felt as though my necklace was safely on my neck. This one looks solid so I gave it a try and I do feel like it has an excellent secure magnet. I’ve been wearing my necklace now for a week, taking clothes on and off and showering, and it hasn’t budged." —Patricia

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95 (available in two finishes).

    4. An adhesive pen loop to keep your planner and pen together at all times.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "This is a super little product. Most notebooks don't have a place to keep a pen unless you get an expensive notebook. This is a big help." —Paige31

    Get it from The Container Store for $3.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A spill stopper, because the pasta always seems to boil over the second you turn your back on it. No more!

    Sur La Table

    This handy spill stopper is designed to fit any pan with a diameter between 6 inches and 10 inches. It's made of food-grade silicone, which is heat-resistant, cleans up easily in the dishwasher, and is safe for use in the microwave as an over-boil or steamer lid.

    Promising review: "No more cleaning up butter from the floor or ceiling of the microwave." —Story L

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.95.

    6. A box of pimple patches so you don't have to wait forever for a popped zit to heal. This will absorb most of the gunk overnight.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of Cosrx pimple patches!

    Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin, and these have become a must-have product. They come in a variety of sizes to fit all types of acne, and they stay on remarkably well. Use overnight and make sure to apply before your moisturizer. They significantly decrease the size of acne (whiteheads and they are helpful for those red swollen spots that you've picked at and are irritated). Have sent these to family members and recommended to friends." —Dermstore Shopper

    Get a 24-pack from Dermstore for $6.

    7. A microfiber cloth for anyone who doesn't have the energy or time for a double cleanse every night. It'll take off everything from foundation to waterproof eyeliner in a couple of wipes.


    Just toss it into the laundry when it gets dirty and it'll come out as good as new.

    Promising review: "My skin is extremely finicky with products, so I have no other choice but to keep my skincare collection to a minimum. I have tried a dozen of makeup removers in my life and they've all been really irritating to my skin/eyes. I'm so glad to have found an alternative that doesn't irritate my skin AND that takes all my makeup off!!! It's also super easy to wash, cost effective, and not wasteful. PSA: It's a cloth, so it might tug around the eyes, if you're extra careful and take your time, it won't tug (especially if you let the fibers barely touch your skin in small circular motions). I will definitely buy a couple for my friends/family in the future. It's a GAME-CHANGER." —hanakeserovic

    Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in two colors).

    8. A pot lid rack to make it easier to grab what you need without causing a cookware avalanche.


    Promising review: "I love the fact that now I don't have to root around the cabinets to find my lids . Also it protects them from damage." —Mary

    Get it from Wayfair for $13.99.

    9. A Squatty Potty that'll put you in the right position (aka squatting) for a smooth number two.


    If you're wondering how this lil' toilet stool works, squatting helps you relax the puborectalis muscle and puts your body at an optimum angle to empty the bowel, making it easier to ~go~.

    Promising review: "I don't know how I lived without this product for so long! No more freaking out when I have to use the restroom. I know everything will come out just fine! I wish it was portable so I could take it with me when I leave the house!" —GraciesMom

    Get it from Target for $24.99 (available in two heights).

    10. All-natural bottle cleaning tablets so you can restore your coffee-stained thermos to a sparkling clean state. No need for a special bottle brush or even scrubbing!


    Promising review: "I wanted to get these based on the before/after picture of the thermos but didn't think it would actually work as good as shown. I used it on a Hydro Flask that had been stained black from years of coffee. After letting it sit overnight, it was perfectly silver inside — just like the day I bought it! I used just-below-boiling water. Worked like magic!" —Autumn

    Get a 12-pack from REI for $8.

    11. Double shower hooks for anyone who's ever lamented, "But why can't I switch my curtain and liner separately?!"

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "I especially like the design! I can take just the liner off to wash it, without having to remove the shower curtain too! Shower curtains glide easily and it looks great too! So happy!" —Gracie1234

    Get a 12-pack from Bed Bath & Beyond for $16.99.

    12. A TubShroom that'll catch hairs and prevent a clogged drain, all without disrupting the water flow.

    Sarah Aspler / BuzzFeed

    Read our full review of the TubShroom!

    Promising review: "This drain catcher rocks!!! It has caught so much hair in the last few weeks! I installed it and forgot about it. It catches hair and still allows water to drain so it isn't clogging up constantly and my kids don't just pull it out and leave the drain unprotected. Cleaning it is easy because it is so flexible. Can't see any way to improve this. Just so much better than the screen type I had that had to be cleaned after every shower because it clogged so easily. Wish I had gotten one sooner. Definitely prevents clogs. You won't regret buying it." —MtnMama

    Get it from The Home Depot for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    13. Dye-trapping sheets for the ultimate laundry hack — you can save water, money, and time by washing colors and whites together.


    Promising review: "I use two of the Shout Color-Catcher sheets in every load, white and colors. I have never had a problem with them shedding or not working and they do the job they are intended to do. This is a good product and I will continue to purchase." —Asumom

    Get a 24-pack from Target for $4.49.

    14. A stainless-steel bar so you don't have to rub your hands on the faucet to get rid of raw fish and garlic odors.

    Su La Table

    Promising review: "I didn't believe this would work, but if you are cutting garlic or onions and rub this on your hands, it does remove the odor that soap does not. Pretty amazing." —susan s

    Get it from Sur La Table for $10.

    15. An adjustable baggy rack for holding storage bags open while you scoop food into them (which means less spillage on the counter and the floor).

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "This thing really works for packing sauces for freezing or making granola bags. Never falls over or collapses! Wish I would have thought of it!" —Janie

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $3.99.

    16. A clothes folder to make the task of folding laundry a lot more tolerable. You'll have a neat and uniform stack in no time!

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "Never thought I needed something like this, but once I used it, how did I live without it? Such beautiful folds, less wrinkles, and even the pickiest closet and drawer organizer will love this helpful laundry folding item that is a must for anyone wanting to create a spectacular display of clothing, towels, etc."—Nurseterry

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $23.99.

    17. A pair of meat-shredding claws that'll work a lot faster than forks.


    Promising review: "These are epic. So easy to use and shreds very clean and easily. We've used them for chicken and pork shoulder, they're very sharp and sturdy. And who doesn't like feeling like Wolverine?!" —Maria

    Get them from Target for $12.99.

    18. A flexible tablet stand so you can doze off in the middle of a show and not have the iPad fall on your face.

    The Grommet

    The legs and viewing angle can both be adjusted.

    Promising review: "Perfect for reading/watching while in bed. When lying down, I position the stand's legs so that the my iPad tilts down toward me, whether the screen is vertical or horizontal. No more carpel tunnel issues from holding the iPad in one hand, or having it fall forward when leaned against a pillow. It's a bit bulky to store I'll admit, but makes hands-free viewing the screen a breeze!" —Fern

    Get it from The Grommet for $39.95.

    19. A critter catcher with a long handle for safely remaining 2 feet away from the "Nope." It's far more effective than a shoe.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This can pick up just about anything. People are amazed when I can catch spiders and release them unharmed (along with most creepy crawlies)." —Tia

    Get it from The Grommet for $24.95 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    20. A pair of shoe stretchers to rescue your slightly-too-tight leather loafers instead of asking your S.O. to walk around in them for several hours.

    The Grommet

    These work on heels, flats, and boots!

    Promising review: "I bought these after two other attempts to find practical, easy-to-use stretchers. I will give away the others and use these. They are perfect for stretching shoes, even for stretching a little bit more each day. Very handy!" —Kay L

    Get them from The Grommet for $48.95 (available in four sizes).

    21. Sock-pairing clips that'll ensure single socks never get lost again in the Bermuda Triangle that is your dryer.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I love this sock laundry organizer. I bought mine about a year ago and don’t lose socks anymore. When we take off our socks, we immediately hook them in this holder. When it’s full, we put the entire holder in the washer and the dryer and rehang the clean socks. Never have to match them as they are always together. I bought these new sock holders as gifts." —Bobbe

    Get a two-pack from The Grommet for $14.95 (available in two colors).

    22. An ice cube tray with a lid so you don't have to play freezer Tetris every time you refill it. Plus, it'll prevent the ice from tasting stale.


    Promising review: "This is by far the best ice cube tray I have ever owned. The silicone top keeps the water in the tray. You can also stack items on top of it. The ice comes out so so easy also. I will be purchasing a second tray." —ut2bc23

    Get it from Target for $10.59.

    23. A de-shedding glove for a mess-free (and fuss-free) way to brush away the loose hair on your furry friend. Your pet won't be constantly squirming to get away.

    Promising review: "My cat loved this! She hates getting brushed but as soon as she sees the glove come out, she run to it to get brushed." —aking22

    Get it from Target for $14.99.

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