Sure, you need toothpaste, soap, and other everyday essentials, but sometimes it’s nice to buy things that aren’t necessities — but will help improve your life. Like, do you
need a heated lotion dispenser or a cup holder that fits perfectly on the arm of your sofa? Probably not. But will you find immense joy in using them regularly? Absolutely. Below you’ll find a list of weirdly genius, life-altering products you’ll use constantly — all of which are available on Amazon.
This Fast-Drying Bath Mat Made Of Diatomaceous Earth
Made of diatomaceous earth (aka fossilized sand), this bath mat dries quickly and looks great in any bathroom. The nonslip bath stone absorbs water off your feet instantaneously, which then dissipates off the mat within a minute. It’s naturally antibacterial and can even help purify the air. Plus, its herringbone design makes it more stylish than the typical bath mat.
This Pet Hair Remover With Over 132,000 Five-Star Ratings
Anyone with a pet who sheds will be thoroughly impressed with this reusable pet hair remover. Ideal for cleaning furniture, clothes, rugs, and more, the hair remover gets rid of both dog and cat hair without any sticky tape. Just roll it back and forth to trip hair in the receptacle, which can easily be emptied.
This Detangling Hairbrush With A Cult Following
Perfect for kids (and grown ups) who constantly have tangles and knots, this detangling brush can glide through wet or dry hair without a problem. The bristles are sturdy but won’t hurt your (or your child’s) scalp or pull out hair. It’s so effective, you might want to go ahead and nab one of the two-packs.
These Best-Selling Liners For A Pristine Oven
Place one of these heavy-duty oven liners at the bottom of your electric or gas oven to catch drips and melts. The liner will work inside any standard oven, but it can always be trimmed for a better fit. It’s dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze — not to mention it’ll save you from having to clean your oven as often.
These LED Stair Lights With Motion Sensors
These battery-operated, wireless LED lights are equipped with motion sensors that only activate in darkness with motion up to 10 feet away, and they turn off after 30 seconds of no movement. You can mount the lights with either screws or heavy-duty adhesive, both of which are included. You’ll need to supply the three AA batteries, but once up and running, they’ll last up to 125 hours.
These Swedish Dishcloths With Over 42,000 Five-Star Ratings
Just one of these Swedish dish cloths can save 15 paper towel rolls, which is reason enough to buy this 10-pack, even if you don’t plan on replacing paper towels completely. Made of eco-friendly cellulose, the biodegradable dishcloths are super-absorbent and can be thrown in the wash to reuse up to 100 times.
This Heated Lotion Dispenser You Didn’t Know You Wanted
Once you try this heated lotion dispenser, there’s no going back to regular ol’ room temperature lotion. Place your favorite lotion inside the canister and press a button for it to warm up in 2 minutes. One fan who called it “absolutely a must-have,” noted: “This is the best thing since sliced bread! It makes the lotion go on so smoothly and your skin absorbs it so much better!”
This Frying Pan That Makes Perfect Omelettes & Pancakes
To make mornings go a little smoother — specifically, breakfast — give this nonstick egg frying pan a try. It features four cups to make individual omelettes, over-easy eggs, and pancakes, which is ideal for families who can never agree on one thing for breakfast.
This Gallon Bottle To Help Keep Track Of Water Intake
If you need to drink more water, this one-gallon water bottle can help you keep track of your intake. It’s equipped with time markers and milliliter/ounce markers to help motivate you to drink more. The bottle comes with two interchangeable lids: one with a silicone straw and one a standard opening. With a 4.5-star rating after more than 25,000 reviews, this is an absolute fan favorite for staying hydrated.
These TikTok-Famous Foot Peel Masks
If you want a foot mask that’ll totally rejuvenate your feet, this foot peel mask is the one to get. It’s ideal for cracked, dry, or callused skin. To use, slide your feet into the included foot mask socks, wait 60 minutes, then your feet will start to peel within 6 to 11 days. You get four pairs in a box. One shopper raved, “Yes, TikTok made me buy it. But let me tell you…I’ve bought it again and again. Every few months I use this and there’s no substitute.”
Available scents: 10
Available sizes: 2
This Duck Night Light That Doubles As A Phone Holder
This adorable squishy duck night light is a great way to add a bit of light to any room while also holding your phone. Made of silicone, the duck is soft to touch and dimmable — tap to toggle between three brightness settings. You can also tap the duck to turn it on or off.
This Microwavable Bacon Grill With Excellent Reviews
This microwavable bacon grill can cook four to six strips of bacon at a time. It comes with a vented cover to prevent splatter, and an elevated design leaves room for grease to drip underneath the bacon. It also works for sausage and other microwavable snacks like pizza rolls, too.
These Sticky Corner Grippers That Keep Your Rug Flat
Curled rug corners look disheveled — and can cause you to slip if you aren’t careful. These rug corner grippers keep those corners down with sticky gel pads that grip the floor. To apply them, roll each corner up, wipe the back clean, then press the rug gripper onto the corner. Drop back onto the floor and you’re set.
This Folding Helper For The Perfect T-Shirt Fold
If you like your clothes folded perfectly but have a hard time doing it on your own, you might want to give this T-shirt folding board a try. When you place a T-shirt, sweatshirt, or jeans on the board, it’ll make a neat fold, which ultimately saves space in your dresser and closet. Plus, the board itself folds up for easy storage.
These Instant, Micro-Scrubbing Sole & Sneaker Cleaners
Remove scuffs and dirt on your favorite sneakers by wetting one of these dual-sided, instant sole and sneaker cleaners and gently buffing your shoe with the white side of the sponge. After the marks disappear, use the orange side to wipe away the residue. The proprietary cleaning formula is powerful enough to remove even the toughest marks.
This Clear Battery Organizer & Tester That Holds Over 90 Batteries
This battery organizer and tester with a hinged transparent cover holds up to 93 batteries, including AA, AAA, and 9-Volt. It’s compact enough to fit in a drawer, or you can mount it to the wall. Plus, its waterproof
construction means your batteries stay safe. One reviewer wrote, “So much better than throwing batteries, old and new, into one of the many junk drawers scattered throughout the house. One place for all batteries and a quick tester to see if they happen to be useless!”
This Exfoliating Body Scrub Made With Kona Coffee
Coffee isn’t just for drinking, it can also do wonders as a natural body scrub. The caffeine found in this Kona coffee scrub is known to help stimulate blood flow and may reduce the appearance of certain skin conditions. The organic scrub is also formulated with Dead Sea salt, olive oil, and shea butter, among other moisturizing and exfoliating ingredients.
This Portable Milk Frother That’ll Level Up Your Coffee Creamer
Whether you use this milk frother to make a homemade latte, to froth your kid’s milk, or to mix a protein shake in the morning, the electric whisk expertly blends any beverage (that isn’t too thick) to perfection — it can even whisk eggs. It takes just 15 seconds for the frother to whip up the most perfect foam.
This Meat Tenderizer That Also Works On Garlic & Nuts
Preparing meat will be a lot easier when you use this meat tenderizer. Equipped with a sturdy grip, the hammer is also double sided with a flat side and a spiked side for whatever type of smashing you’re going for — it can even mash garlic and crush nuts. It’s dishwasher safe, which makes life even easier.
This Set Of Car Seat Gap Organizers For Never Losing Your Keys Again
Not only will these car seat gap organizers hold your phone, ear buds,
money, sunglasses, and whatever other small items you like to have on hand while driving, they’ll also keep small items — like your keys — from falling in between the gaps (rejoice). Two vegan leather organizers come in the pack, one for the driver’s side and one for the passenger’s side.
This Genius Soap Dispenser & Sponge Holder In One
This dish soap dispenser can hold up to 30 ounces of liquid soap. The lid of the dispenser serves as a sponge holder, and when you gently press down, the appropriate amount of soap is dispensed onto the sponge every time, helping to eliminate globs of wasted soap. Ventilated holes on the lid help it dry in between uses.
This Honey Suckle Jasmine Oil That’ll Moisturize Your Whole Body
This honey suckle jasmine oil is perfect to use as part of your skincare routine or as a lotion replacement to enhance your skin’s natural moisture. It has a fresh scent, and the oil soaks in quickly so you aren’t left looking or feeling greasy. Fans rave about how silky and light it feels on the skin, with one noting, “I also love the consistency, light but still so nourishing.”
This Makeup Brush Cleaner That Works In Seconds
With this makeup brush cleaner, you can get all your brushes sanitized quickly without having to wash them by hand. Eight collars are included to fit brushes of various sizes, and all you need is soap and water in the container to clean the brushes in less than a minute’s time. Plus, there’s even a drying function.
This Popular Korean Snail Mucin Repair Cream
Derived from ethically sourced snail mucin, this Korean repair cream is known to do wonders for skin recovery. In addition to a high concentrate of snail extract, the moisturizing night cream also contains vitamin E, vitamin B5, and organic green tea.
This Pumice Toilet Bowl Cleaner That Removes Water Stains
As a traditional toilet brush alternative, this pumice stone toilet bowl cleaner is durable and effective — but won’t scratch or stain your toilets. It’s odorless and requires only water. When you’re done, store it to dry in its included case. One reviewer raved, “I was able to remove the blue bleach and hard water stains that have been driving me nuts for ages! Now my toilets that are only a few years old look brand new again.”
This Magnetic Power Bank That Can Charge Several Apple Products At Once
If you have an iPhone series 12 and newer, as well as an Apple Watch, this magnetic wireless power bank lets you charge both devices at once, on the go. The power bank can charge your Apple Watch up to 22 times, your iPhone twice, and your AirPods 26 times before it needs a recharge. The secure magnet hold snaps your devices in place while they juice.
This All-Weather Bluetooth Speaker
Use this waterproof Bluetooth speaker in the shower, in the hot tub, at the pool, or while you’re paddleboarding. The IPX7-rated speaker is ready for any type of weather and terrain. The rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours and takes about 3 hours to fully charge.
This Clever Over-The-Sink Colander That Extends For The Perfect Fit
You’ll appreciate the convenience of this over-the-sink colander that can be expanded to fit perfectly over your sink, making straining fruit, vegetables, pasta, and more a cinch. The BPA-free strainer is heat resistant up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, and it can extend from 14 inches to 19 inches to hold more or less, depending on what you’re cooking up. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe and stores away easily.
This Collapsible Stool With A 400-Pound Weight Capacity
Whether you take this collapsible stool on a camping trip, a fishing trip, or tuck it away in your
home for when you need it, the stool folds into a small carrying case and is extremely portable. The round, plastic stool weighs just 2.5 pounds and it can hold up to 400 pounds.
This Best-Selling Utensil Holder With Space For 4 Pieces
Instead of placing your cooking utensils on the counter and creating more of a mess than necessary, go for this silicone utensil rest that can be popped in the dishwasher when it needs a rinse. The holder has four slots for all types of utensils, including spatulas, spoons, spatulas, ladles, whisks, and more.
These Silicone Brushes For At-Home Face Masks
Avoid getting your hands dirty when it’s time for a facial mask by using these silicone brushes to apply the mask. The brush makes it easy to apply a thin layer of mask, peel, serum, and other skincare products evenly on your face. The package includes two brushes. As one shopper noted, “These make it so easy to put on a mask, or even foundation, before blending. Highly recommend.”
This Shower Caddy Two-Pack With Near-Perfect Reviews
With a 4.8-star rating after nearly 30,000 shoppers have weighed in, this bathroom caddy set is a great option if your shower needs some extra space to store shampoo, conditioner, soap, and more. The stainless steel caddies are mounted to the wall via strong adhesive, and each caddy can hold up to 20 pounds with plenty of space for the whole family’s shower essentials, including four hooks for loofahs, razors, and more.
This Cool Countertop Brush For Spills & Crumbs
Instead of using paper towels to wipe up spills near the kitchen sink, this kitchen squeegee and brush can get the job done without all the waste. The dishwasher-safe gadget is made of silicone with a squeegee on one side and nylon bristles on the other to sweep away crumbs. A curved handle lets you hang it on the side of the sink when not in use.
This Bathtub Strainer That Catches So Much Hair
Use this tub drain protector to catch your stray hairs before they get sucked into your bathtub or shower’s drain and cause a time-consuming backup. The silicone strainer fits inside the drain and catches hair around its cylinder — so it’s a cinch to pull out and clean when full. It fits inside any standard tub drain thats 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches in diameter.
This Outlet Extender With USB Ports & A Night Light
There’s always a need for USB ports, which is why this outlet extender is especially convenient. The surge protector power strip features six AC outlets and two USB fast-charging ports. As a bonus, it has a night light around the edges with a dusk-to-dawn sensor that automatically turns on when it’s dark. You can adjust the brightness level of the night light as well.
This Easy-To-Use Silicone Egg Poacher
Poaching eggs has never been so easy. This silicone Eggondola will float in a pot of boiling water, and after 3 to 4 minutes, remove the poacher with a cooking utensil for a perfectly poached egg. Then pop the boat in the dishwasher and it’ll be ready to use again next time.
This Exfoliating Brush To Help With Ingrown Hairs
If you regularly deal with ingrown hairs or razor burn on your legs, armpits, bikini area, or face, this exfoliating brush can be a big help. It can be used as a pre-shave or wax exfoliator or as a scrubber for afterwards. The bristles are made of firm silicone for a gentle massage.
A Clip-On Silicone Strainer That Fits Any Pot
Upgrade your cooking experience with this clip-on pot and pasta strainer with a universal fit. Snap it onto large and small pots and pans or your mixing bowls. It has a built-in spout so you can safely pour hot water into the sink, while the large surface of the strainer keeps pasta in.
This Snap-On Egg Drawer For The Fridge
Stack up to 18 eggs neatly in this refrigerator egg drawer to save space. The drawer snaps onto the bottom of a shelf and has an adjustable depth to fit the size of your fridge. It’s a much more convenient way to quickly grab an egg instead removing the carton from the fridge each time you need one. You’ll love the added shelf space, too.
These Self-Gripping Cable Ties That Keep Cords Organized
Tidy up your cords with this 40-pack of reusable self-gripping cable ties. Each tie’s hook and loop construction easily fastens together — loop the round end through the slotted end and press to secure the tie. The pack features 5- and 8-inch multicolored straps to accommodate different cord sizes.
This Nourishing Cuticle Cream That Quickly Mends Dry Skin
Slather some of this lavender-scented cuticle cream onto dry cuticles via the nondrip pen applicator, and you can see results in under two weeks. Packed with ingredients like rice bran oil, Japanese hot spring minerals, vitamin E, shea butter, and aloe vera gel, your cuticles will feel both moisturized and pampered.
A Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner With Loads Of Attachments
Stash this handheld car vacuum cleaner in your car or garage for regular cleaning. It comes with a flat-head hose for hard-to-reach areas, an extension tube for crevices, and a brush head for your car’s upholstery. With a 16-foot cord you can reach anywhere you need, and it plugs straight into your car’s 12V outlet.
This Genius Felt Purse Insert For Ultimate Organization
If you constantly find yourself reaching into the abyss of your purse or bag, you will appreciate this felt purse organizer. It comes in several sizes for a variety of bags, and it features a number of pockets and compartments to hold all your belongings. When you want to change purses, the organizer can be easily removed and transferred.
Available colors: 25
Available sizes: 5
These Golden Under-Eye Patches That Brighten & Refresh
These soothing golden under-eye patches are formulated with ingredients like hydrating Irish sea moss powder, licorice root, and calming rosemary leaf extract. Each pack is individually wrapped and can be used at room temperature or chilled. One happy shopper wrote, “I put these in the fridge and put them on
every morning while drinking coffee. Helps depuff and wake my sleepy eyes.”
This Dish Drying Mat That Doubles As A Trivet
Place this silicone dish drying mat next to your kitchen sink for a convenient way to air dry dishes. It’s heat-resistant, making it a great place to set hot cookware or hair styling tools as well. The mat has raised ridges to maximize air flow as well as raised edges to keep the countertops dry.
These Top-Rated Pimple Patches With A 4.6-Star Rating
Apply one of these popular Mighty Patch blemish patches over an unwanted pimple and leave it on for six to eight hours. It’s ready to remove when it turns white — which means the hydrocolloid patch has done its job of absorbing gunk from your zit. A 4.6-star average rating after over 138,000 reviews speaks for itself.
This Rechargeable Neck-Wrap Book Light With 87,000+ Five-Star Ratings
Wrap this seriously popular LED reading light around your neck for a hands-free
book reading experience that won’t bother your bed partner. There are six brightness levels and three color temperatures to choose from that best suit your eyes. On one charge, the reading light will last up to 80 hours.
This Food Thermometer For Perfectly Cooked Meat & Fish
This digital thermometer is a convenient way to make sure your meat is cooked to the right temperature. It’s magnetic, which makes it even more convenient to store on your grill or fridge. It’s easy to use and the numbers on the LED screen are large and easily readable. While it isn’t dishwasher safe, it is waterproof and can be cleaned under running water.
A Collapsible Car Trash Can That Securely Attaches
Put this collapsible, waterproof car trash can with a magnetic lid on the back of your seat, or attach it to your center console or side door with the adjustable buckle strap. Use one of the 20 liners included to keep your car’s interior neat. To clean it, simply wipe it out with a damp cloth.
These Fun, Spiral Hair Ties That Don’t Pull
Eight spiral hair ties come in this pack with neutral shades for most hair colors. They work especially well on thick hair, but are also great for all hair types and styles. They’re designed not to pull or leave dents in your hair. They’ll stretch to your hair style but to bring them back to their original size afterwards, simply use a hair dryer to apply heat or submerge them in hot water.
A Tinted Korean Lip Oil To Moisturize Dry Lips
Use this Korean lip oil whenever your lips need some TLC. Formulated with vitamins A, C, and E, plus nourishing sunflower seed and jojoba oils, this tinted gloss will give dry lips an instant hydration boost. One reviewer raved, “This lip oil is fantastic! It’s not sticky or slimy, so it’s comfortable to wear, and even a bold color looks less intense because it seems ethereal.”
This Vegetable Chopper That Does It All
Cut back on your time spent in the kitchen when you use this easy-to-use vegetable chopper. It features interchangeable blades for shredding, dicing, slicing, and mashing, and it even comes with an egg separator. The best part is that you can dice directly into the 1.2-liter food container for easy storage.
This Genius Bracelet Tool To Make Fastening Easy
Putting a bracelet on can be an exercise in frustration, but this bracelet helper tool makes it so simple. Just use one end to grab onto your bracelet, then your other hand is free to do all the clasping
business. And don’t worry — this tool has plastic grips on the end to prevent slippage and scratches.
This Quick-Drying Spa Pillow That Makes Baths Comfortable
Feel luxuriously comfy every time you take a bath with this spa cushion designed with a 3-D quilted fabric that’s breathable and quick-drying. The back has six suction cups so it easily secures to your tub, and there’s also a hook to hang it when it’s not in use.
A Cheese Board Set For Restaurant-Style Charcuteries
Bring on the cheese, crackers, meats, and fruits with this bamboo cheese board set that even includes a slide-out cutlery drawer filled with four stainless steel utensils. The board is durable, and promises not to stain or retain odors. Fill it up, enjoy a full charcuterie experience, and then hand wash it for next time.
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This article was originally published on
Dec. 16, 2023